Ford Mustang Boss 429 + Mini Cooper + Porsche Carrera 3.0 + VH Charger - Auction Action 434

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1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback

Sold: $400,000
Mecum

If you were after a car with a colourful history, this was it. It was bought from a moonshiner in 1973 and kicked off the famed Garlon Collection. Needing to be able to outrun the law this Boss 429 had a four-speed manual gearbox and was fitted with the drag pack and competition suspension. It also has matching numbers. The Boss 429 is right up there on the desirability stakes for Mustang fans and this one, that has had just three owners, including Mr Moonshiner, has travelled a mere 26,453 miles, many of them rapidly I suspect.

 

1994 Mercedes-Benz 500SL

Sold: $34,000
Shannons

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The fourth-generation Mercedes SL was unveiled at the 1989 Geneva Motor Show sporting more tech than the Apollo moon rockets. This Australian delivered, low mileage SL500 comes with soft and hard tops and according to the info, it has been well maintained with full books. When new it was $285,000 and this metallic burgundy and cream-leather upholstery example has the rare rear-seat option. It shows just 81,400 kms and is pretty much a guaranteed future classic.

 

1972 Chrysler VH 770 Charger

Sold: $71,000
Shannons

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A two-owner car with the same owner for the past 20 years. This 770 Luxo model was ordered with the rare the Hemi six/three-speed manual combo. Finished in Hemi Orange with black trim it was with its first owner until 1999. It current owner then did a ground-up restoration between 2000 and 2002. It came with the original service book and owner’s handbook.

 

1962 Morris Mini Cooper 997 Saloon

Sold: $35,000
Shannons

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Mini enthusiasts were keen bidders on this Australian-assembled early Mini Cooper in period correct Tartan Red with Nurburg white roof and grey upholstery. It was restored between 2010 and 2012 according to the blurb. The interior sports a later Cooper S dash with rebuilt gauges and a period-style Moto-Lita steering wheel, period lap belts for the front seats and a stainless-steel exhaust system. If you want a quick and fun 60s icon, once the choice of NSW cops as pursuit cars, here was your chance.

 

1977 Porsche Carrera 3.0

Sold: $91,000
Shannons

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Air-cooled Porsche prices are still surging upwards and this Australian-delivered 911 Carrera 3.0 in Guards Red proved popular with bidders. It underwent a professional wide-body conversion in the 1980s according to the information sheet. It was bought seven years ago by the vendor and offered with no reserve.

 

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