VW Beetle + Alfa Romeo 8C + Falcon XB GT + HQ Monaro - Auction Action 438

By: Mark Higgins

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1964 Volkswagen Beetle 1200

Sold: $33,000

Its two-tone paintwork and accessories make this Beetle a standout, so no wonder it finished well above the $15,000-$20,000 estimate. According to the blurb the body is in original trim. It wears a mesh sun visor over the windscreen and a luggage rack on the roof and sits on wide steelies with Moon-style hubcaps and flapper whitewalls. Inside it’s been retrimmed in diamond-pattern white vinyl and it sports a new roof lining. There’s an underdash wicker storage shelf and the rear window venetian completes the look.


2008 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

Sold: A$440,000
RM Sothebys


One of 500 made, drop dead gorgeous and with 3650 miles on the clock. While flinging uninspiring sedans and hatchbacks off its production line, Alfa showed its true DNA by creating the 8C. It has a Ferrari/Maserati-derived 4.7-litre V8 mated to a computer-controlled, rear-mounted six-speed manual gearbox with a computer-controlled twin-disc clutch. Wishbone suspension is used front and back. Included with the car is assorted paperwork, and owner’s manuals.


1976 Ford Falcon XB GT Coupe

Passed in


According to the info, this is a one-off XB GT 2-door with matching numbers. One of three finished in Yellow Blaze in 1976 with black vinyl roof, trim and cloth seat inserts. It has aircon, power steering, electric windows, Globe ‘Bathurst’ mags, dual sports exterior mirrors, a radio/cassette player and a heated rear screen, rare side rub strips and chrome bumpers with overriders. According to a Deluxe ACCHS report with the car, this combo of features make it unique, but not enough to attract a buyer on the night.


1972 Holden HQ Monaro 202

Sold: $67,000


Announced in July 1971, Holden’s HQ was a huge departure from the outgoing HG model in every way. Entry model HQ Monaros don’t come up often, especially one with two owners, a 202 in its snout, a Trimatic auto and special-order LS-spec adding GTS wheels, dual exhausts and olive-green vinyl trim. Needs a bit of TLC.


1988 Italdesign Aztec

Passed in: A$249,000
Bring a trailer


The Italdesign Aztec, a road-going version of Giugiaro’s 1988 Turin Motor Show prototype and one of 25 built. The twin-cockpit body has dual action doors, removable cockpit canopies, and a passenger trip information console. Power is provided by a turbocharged Audi 2.2-litre inline five paired with a five-speed manual gearbox and a Lancia all-wheel drive system. Rare.



1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Fastback

Mecum Indy 2020
May 12-17 2020
Estimate AUD$125,000-$148,000


This Calypso Coral 1970 Mustang Boss 302 is one of the last 30 built to promote Ford’s 1971 Trans Am program. In 1970 Ford was on its way to winning that year’s Trans Am championship and making plans to compete in the 1971 season. Thirty heavily optioned Boss 302s were ordered as promotional vehicles.

However Ford pulled out of the series, and this car was sold to a private party. It lived most of its life in the dry climes of Arizona, helping to preserve it. It's an historic piece of Ford racing with no price listed at the time of printing. That usually means expensive.


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