Ford GT + VW Kombi + Ford Mustang + Corvette C3 - Auction Action 435

By: Mark Higgins

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2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition

Passed in: A$586,000
Mecum

This 21st century Ford GT is one of just 343 produced and the ad states it has covered 562 miles. The owner has opened his wallet with options. The Gulf Heritage Livery adds $19 grand, the red brake calipers, $1100, the stereo a further $6 grand and the BBS wheels just over five thousand. Given the price of the 60s GT40s, you’d reckon these will end up going a similar way over time.

 

1963 VW Split window Kombi

Sold: $51,000
Shannons

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Given the pre-auction estimate of $50,000 - $60,000 for this blue over white splitty, it seems prices have resumed normal service. Configured as a nine-seater its previous life was as a rolling billboard for the vendor’s workshop. The bumf claims it is nicely presented but with room for further improvement. Wide steelies, whitewall tyres give a smart look and it boasts a new interior. The 1600cc engine has been reconditioned.

 

1968 Ford Mustang

Sold: A$71,000
Mecum

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If this car doesn’t stir the blood then what does? A comprehensively restored, as the brochure states, Highland Green J-code 302ci four-speed fastback Mustang that looks the same as driven by the King of Cool Steve McQueen in Bullitt. Imagine yourself cruising through the city looking at the reflection of this beauty. 

| Read next: The Bullitt Mustang sells for AU$4.9M

 

1968 Chevrolet C3 Corvette

Passed in: A$22,000
Mecum

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These Vettes remind me of the heady days of the Apollo space program and the astronauts that drove them to and from Cape Kennedy or the Johnston Space Centre. A very desirable looker, this one is a 327 with a four-speed manual featuring matching numbers. Inside it has factory leather bucket seats, aircon, power windows and was sold with the original warranty book.

 

One to watch out for: 

Holden Gemini

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The 1974 oil crisis saw buyers flock to fuel efficient cars and Holden’s answer was the Gemini. Introduced in 1975, it won Wheels COTY and, over the following decade, the TC, TD, TE, TF and TG models were produced until 1985. All were rear drive with a 1.6-litre engine, though a diesel was introduced in 1981. Available in sedan, wagon, van and coupe body styles, its sharp looks, roomy interior and decent driving dynamics made it a hit. Today you can grab one for about $5000 but not forever. Coupes have sold for $20,000. Most likely to shoot up first are the Sandpiper, SL/E, Gypsy panel van and snazzy limited run Z/ZZ and CDT sedans.

 

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