HDT VK Group A SS + Ferrari 275GTB + Datsun 240Z - Auction Action 437

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1985 HDT VK Group A SS Commodore

Sold: $110,000

Easily the most desirable Brockmobile is the VK Group A launched in March 1985. The engine was destroked from 5044cc to 4979cc with 500 made for for Group A racing. Here is a low mileage example with its HDT build sheet. Build number 279 of 500, it has the optional five-speed gearbox and rear deck spoiler.

Enjoyed by its previous owners for a mere 57,776 kms.

| 2019 Market Review: HDT Commodore VC-VN


1965 Ferrari 275GTB

Sold: A$4.03M
Artcurial Motorcars


An eye watering amount in any language, this Ferrari 275 GTB has competed in 40 international events, including circuit races, hillclimbs and rallies, adding to its provenance. Highlights include a class win in the Monza 1000km race and various outings in the European Hillclimb Championship. Bidding was strong, resulting in the amazing price paid.

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1993 Jaguar XJ 220 C Le Mans

Sold: A$1.75M
Artcurial Motorcars


With Le Mans history was this very fast feline in the form of a TWR factory-entered Jaguar XJ 220 C Le Mans racer, that competed in the 1993 event driven by French Formula One driver Paul Belmondo, who also happens to be the son of actor Jean-Paul Belmondo and grandson of sculptor Paul Belmondo. For the record, Belmondo and co-drivers Jay Cocran and Andreas Fuchs failed to finish.

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1970 Datsun 240Z

Sold: A$463,000
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Last month it was the million dollar Dato 240Z race car. This month it's a one-family-owned, bog-standard 1970 model with 35,000 kms on the clock. Datsun dealer James Munson bought it and gave it to his son, Ron, as a dental school graduation present. In May 2019 Dr Munson passed away and a friend bought the dental practice and 240Z. A dealer acquired it last December and sold it for this staggering price.

| Buyer's Guide: 1970-1974 Datsun 240Z 


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Holden 48-215


Holden 48-215 It started here 72 years ago. Iconic Holden prices are likely to lift with GM abandoning Australia.The most iconic Holden of all is the 48-215. Launched by Prime Minister Ben Chifley at Holden’s Fisherman’s Bend plant, he spoke with pride about out the post-war car industry, standing alongside a 48-215.

Known as the FX, it ran from 1948 to 1953. Finding one won’t be easy as most have rusted away, but should you, expect to pay from $10,000 for a pile of bits to $75,000 for a fully restored example.  And expect plenty of waves, smiles and toots.

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