1964 Fiat 500 + 1977 Trans Am + 1968 Corvette + 1960 FB ute - Auction Action 441

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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 recent highlights

1964 Fiat 500 Jolly Conversion

Sold: A$110,000
RM Sothebys

With respect to all you Bambino owners out there, this is a hell of a lot for one, no matter how jolly it is.

It's a faithful replica 1960s "Jolly" conversion, which the auctioneer reckons had 1000 hours of restoration behind it, generally by high-profile shops. That includes the obvious need for reinforcing and all that correct wickerwork. All done to exacting standards, apparently. You can only hope it would be so much fun out on the seaside on a sunny day that you'd forget what it cost.

 

1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

Sold: A$250,000
Bring A Trailer

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As if you needed even more proof that celebtrity sells – this Trans Am went for a good four to five times what a really nice one is worth at USA online auction site Bring a Trailer. Admittedly it's optioned as a Y82, which raises the value a fair bit, but the killer was it was owned by none other than Burt Reynolds. Yep, that Burt, of Smokey and the Bandit fame. It had good paperwork and a quality resto, hence the big numbers. Ten-four.

| Read more: Burt Reynolds' Trans Am achieves sensational auction result

  

1968 Chevrolet Corvette

Sold: A$66,00
Hemmings Auctions

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While the Jolly Fiat 500 at $110k above had us wondering, this Corvette seems to be a bit of a steal and you can only assume it was the victim of the recent economic slow-down in the USA. It's a matching numbers 427 tri-power with a Muncie four-speed manual – so definitely a hero package. It's an older restoration, but the colour is correct, the chassis and engine numbers tally and there's a factory hardtop in the deal.

Apparently it was good to drive as-is, which kind of leaves us wondering what the catch was!

 

1960 Holden FB Utility

Sold: $43,000
Shannons

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Another Aussie from the recent Shannons auction and we must confess it exceeded our expectations and happily soared past the $20-25k estimate. It's interesting to see interest in these early Holdens being reignited.

While there has long been some dedicated clubs, that hasn't necessarily been reflected in auction results. Now it has.

 

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