HK Monaro GTS 327 Bathurst + Audi UR Quattro + Escort Mk1 - Auction Action 433

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1968 Holden HK Monaro GTS 327 'Bathurst'

Sold: $262,000
Graysonline

Buyer appetite for 60s Aussie muscle cars remains strong if the price paid for this GTS327 Bathurst Monaro is any indication. With a mere 57,568 miles showing on the clock, this one came with its original owner’s manual and service records. In an unmolested state it is said to be in original condition and rust free with an unmarked interior and good paintwork. It has been with the one owner for the past forty years and is a two-owner car.

 

1988 Audi UR Quatro

Sold: $43,400
Classic Car Auctions UK

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Here we have the car that revolutionised modern day rallying when it hit the dirt in the late 1980s. The 200-horsepower 2.1-litre Audi Quattro in rally guise swept all before it back in the day. This Tornado red stunner has partial history and has been driven for 97,000 miles. It is in UK spec right-hand drive, has had five owners and has had its leather interior retrimmed and original ‘Ronal’ wheels refurbished.

 

1970 Chevrolet El Camino

Sold: $171,000
Mecum

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That is a lot of money for a 70s ute, but the El Camino was like our SS Commodore ute, more sporty than workhorse. Powered by a 454 V8 with a 4-speed M22 manual box and posi-traction rear end, this one is listed in the LS6 registry and was sold new at Bonderchuk Chevrolet, New Jersey. It is finished in triple black with black interior and came with the original purchase invoice, original bank finance documents and original owner history. It is apparently rust free and kept in a garage since new and was only allowed out enough to show 15,000 original miles on the clock.

 

1974 Ford Escort MK1 1300E

Sold: $18,500
Classic Car Auctions UK

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Given the escalating prices of Escorts here, if you are dead keen on getting your hands on one, a trip to the UK might be the go. This 1974 1300E has been with the current family owners for three generations over 45 years. It was sold with a comprehensive history file documenting the 36,723 miles it has travelled.

 

2004 Ford FPV BA GT-P

Sold: $15,009
Graysonline

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If you're after a modern Aussie muscle car that comes with a good amount of kit, the BA-Falcon based FPV GT-P is a pretty good place to head, without breaking the bank.

FPV was the Ford factory’s performance arm to rival HSV and fitted to this GT-P is a fettled 5.4-litre V8 bolted to an auto gearbox. The odometer shows 114,882 kilometres.

A daily driver and collectible in one.

 

Coming up on the block:

1972 Ferrari 246 GT Dino coupe

Shannons Sydney Spring Classic Auction
18 November, 2019
Estimate: $480,000-$540,000

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According to the Dino Register, this car was a UK right-hooker (one of 235) with Cromodora wheels and finished in Argento Auteuil Metallizzato with black vinyl upholstery.

Since arriving in Australia the Dino has enjoyed just three further owners, all Tasmanian and according to the ad is in original condition aside from a repaint. Purchased by the current owner in 2012, the Dino was a star attraction of the Launceston Motor Museum for five years and occasionally driven to ensure it remained in good mechanical health.

 

1963 MGB Mk1 Series 1

Shannons Sydney Spring Auction
18 November, 2019
Estimate: $16,000-$20,000

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Offered with no reserve is this Australian assembled 1963 MGB Series 1 Roadster that won't break the bank with an estimate of $16,000-$20,000. These early MGBs are still affordable for now, but we all know there will come a time when you won’t get near one for this money and you’ll kick yourself for not at least having a serious look.

 

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