Citroen DS21 + Plymouth Superbird + BMW E30 M3 - Auction Action 446

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Live auctions are mostly on hold now but the auction scene continues to bustle along with online versions. Here are some of the highlights...

1966 Citroen DS21

Sold: $346,000
RM Sotheby's

Having a Decapitoble by Chapron is arguably the ultimate 'get' for a Citroen fan, something that's reflected in the sky-high price attained for this dark green example. There's no doubt it's one of the most elegant roadsters built. Only 483 of the early DS21 were made and they seem to have unlimited attention lavished on them.


1970 Plymouth Superbird

Sold: $213,000
Mecum, USA


Not exactly for the shy and retiring type, is it? There's something distinctly cartoonish about the aero Nascars of this era and the Superbird was definitely the most outlandish. This example is a V-code 440 6-barrel with four-speed and claims to be one of 308 (out of 2000 Superbirds) built to that spec. Sure it sold for a lot of money, but it still represents decent bang for the buck when compared to other high-end muscle cars out there.


1991 BMW E30 M3

Sold: $146,000
Bring A Trailer, USA


It seems there is no flattening off in the appettite for older M3s at the moment. This example was a low-miler (under 30,000km) with the 2.3lt four and five-speed manual. The spec included most of the available upgrades for that model and overall it presented very well. However that's serious money being paid!


On the block:

1992 Ford EB Falcon GT

Shannons Spring Online
11-18 November, 2020
Estimate: $40,000-50,000


Exactly why the prices on this series GT haven't gone a lot further north counts as one of life's little mysteries. With the help of Tickford, Ford built this as a 25th anniversary GT tribute and at the time the out-there styling was controversial.

Some loved it, some hated it. But there was no disputing that the company succeeded in making this premium model stand out from the herd. These days, we'd happily have one in the shed, particularly in this manual form. If you got it within cooee of the estimate, we reckon you'd be doing well. The online auction finishes November 18.


1979 Mazda RX-7 Series 1

Shannons Spring Online
11-18 November, 2020
Estimate: $28,000-34,000


One of the prettiest cars ever to come out of Japan and the start of a whole line that made Wankel engines sexy and desirable. Series 1 RX-7s have long been on the march when it comes to values and this example may prove to be a good entry point. It could do with a bit of a tidy-up but it's very original and is a manual. We predict some pretty hot competition for this one, The online auction has started and finishes November 18.



From Unique Cars #446, November 2020

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