Charger 770 + 1968 Mustang + Holden UC Sunbird - Auction Action 440

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Live auctions might be on hold right now but the auction scene continues to bustle along with online auctions. Here are some of the highlights from last month

1975 Valiant Charger 770

Sold: $44,950
ebay.com.au

Here's proof that big Aussie coupes are still very much in demand, with this Charger 770 pulling pretty solid money. It's running the 265 six with an auto and the owner reports that everything works and you could "just jump in and drive". Though complete and reasonably tidy, it is a long way from concours and many would be tempted to go the resto route.

 

1968 Ford Mustang Coupe

Sold: A$23,000
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That seems cheap for a Mustang, doesn't it? As you might suspect, there is a catch, as it's running the poverty pack driveline. That is the 200ci (3.3lt) six with three-speed manual. This is one of situations where you'd say "stuff originality" and sling a lazy V8 in there with a four-speed. It would be money well-spent so long as you didn't go too crazy.

 

1978 Holden UC Sunbird

Sold: $4150
ebay.com.au

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It may be humble, but this Torana, a manual with the underwhelming Starfire 4 powerplant and manual trans looks like it was red hot buy for anyone with the tools and knowhow to clear out the rust and change over the engine. We reckon a nicely set-up 202 six would be just fine in there. You've already got three pedals and a tacho, so the makings are there for a fun toy for not a whole lot of money.

  

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Volkswagen Golf R32 (MK4)

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No-one can deny that the Volkswagen Golf GTi has developed a loyal following in Australia, let alone the world. The bang for your buck formula makes it one of the most popular cars where performance and comfort are a priority. With the price boom of early generations seen worldwide the fourth generation Golf produced a niche hot hatch of its own in the form of the R32. Powered by a 3.2 litre V6, backed up by a six-speed manual gearbox and AWD drivetrain, this was a Golf like no other. With 200 units delivered to Australia these can be found at a fraction of the $63,000 price tag when offered new in 2004.

 

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