Ford Falcon XA GT + Porsche 968 CS + '66 Corvette - Auction Action 433

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1972 Ford Falcon XA GT 351

Sold: $160,009
Graysonline

The Falcon XA GT two-door or Superbird was a giant leap forward from the boxy XR-XY bodystyles. Diehard Ford fans will know the two-door tasted more success at Mt Panorama than the GT-HOs. This two-owner Calypso Green with white interior has matching numbers and since leaving Knox Ford (Vic) in 1972 has travelled just 49,844 miles. Under the bonnet is a 351ci V8 mated to a four-speed manual gearbox.

 

1994 Porsche 968 Club Sport

Sold: $40,320
Silverstone

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This is one of 179 UK spec 968 Club Sport’s built and a bargain compared to Aussie prices. Power of 240 horses comes from 3.0-litre four with 6-speed gearbox. The 968 morphed from the 924/944 and was better in every way. It's considered one of the best-handling Porsche's ever and the 968 Clubbie was a track-focused model with the Porsche philosophy of ‘less is more’, meaning you got less kit and paid more for the privilege.

 

1932 Ford Model 18 V-8 (modified)

Sold: $88,000
Hemmings Auctions

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After the T-Model effectively replaced the horse, Ford flooded the market over the ensuing decades with a host of models, the 18 being just one. Since this cabriolet example underwent an AUD $88,000 restoration it has travelled just 133 miles. This gentleman’s hot rod sports a 221ci Ford flathead V8 bolted to a three-speed manual. The exterior colour is listed as Brewster Green Medium/Black.

 

1966 Chevrolet Corvette

Sold: $170,200
Mecum

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This beaut looking Nassau blue with blue and white interior Corvette looks the business. Under its lightweight bonnet lurks a 425 horsepower V8 mated to a 4-speed close-ratio manual box. This Vette has undergone a frame-off resto says the blurb and comes with avant-garde features of the day, power steering, power windows, power brakes and even a power antenna! It also has side exhausts, knock-off wheels and a teak steering wheel.

 

1957 Ford T-Bird F-Code

Sold: $197,000
Mecum

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A rare F-code, professionally restored 57 T-Bird. It doesn’t get much better for Thunderbird aficionados. This one runs a supercharged 300 horsepower motor and is one of 196 F-code T’birds made in 1957. It is one of 72 known F-codes finished in white with red interior and its rotisserie resto, by Amos and Justin was completed in 2018.

 

1969 Ford ZB Fairlane 500

Sold: $16,209
Graysonline

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The same year that man walked on the moon this ZB Fairlane 500 was built and sold. Late 60s Fairlanes are getting hard to find and examples like this one that look to be in original condition and with just one owner are almost impossible to secure. Finished in period correct Bronze with brown interior, this example has 19,811 miles on the odo. Under the bonnet is a 302ci V8 bolted to an auto gearbox. It came with an owner’s-manual and partial service history.

 

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BMW E36 M3

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The second generation of BMW's famed M3 was produced from 1992 to 1999 and has recently stepped out of the shadow of the E46. Initially available as a coupe only, with a convertible version added in 1994, a sedan version was also added later that same year to fill the void caused by the lack of a BMW M5 sedan. Late 1995 saw a facelift of the coupe and the introduction of a 3.2 -litre engine and six-speed manual gearbox, along with different wheels and clear indicator lenses. Not long ago you could snaffle one for mid-teens, now they are over thirty grand and counting.

 

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