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

BMW 528i Motorsport + Porsche 928 S4 + Iso Isettacarro + Auction Action 447

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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...

1983 BMW 528i Motorsport

Sold: $18,300
Shannons

Unique Cars contributor John Bowe was working at his father’s Devonport dealership when this rare, collectible Aussie market-only BMW 528i Motorsport was sold new. At some point it received a freshen up. Some TLC is needed but the original toolkit and BMW floormats are there. It came with a set of original books. Sehr gut.

 

1988 Porsche 928 S4 coupe

Sold: $56,000
Shannons

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Porsche reckoned its 911 had run its course, so developed the front-engined V8 928 and won the 1978 Euro COTY. Shunned for years, 928s are now in vogue and prices are on the up. This four-owner slate grey example was delivered in 1989 and been used by the vendor as his daily drive. When new this car cost $212,041. IWith 180,661km on the clock, it comes good shistory and has had $60k spent on it in the last decade.

 

1957 Iso Isettacarro

Sold: $69,360
RM Sothebys

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One thing that would have made the character of Manuel in Fawlty Towers funnier was if he got about the Torquay in one of the these. The Italian-designed, and built-in-Spain under licence, Isettacarro was the Commodore SS ute of its day, with a carrying capacity just 100kgs less than the Holden.

 

1969 Subaru 360 Deluxe

Sold: $41,630
RM Sothebys

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From the folks that gave the world the WRX, here’s something far humbler from the early days, the Subaru 360 Deluxe. These tiny Japanese cars are really gaining a strong following resulting in prices going upwards far quicker than the 360 can accelerate. Based on the sale figure paid for the two-cylinder, 356cc powered Deluxe, it works out about ten grand per foot.

 

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Pontiac Parisienne

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While US enthusiasts were dieting on muscle cars in the late 1960s, GM sent us the Pontiac Parisienne. The 1968 model was the last built for right-hand-drive assembly after GM ceased RHD exports. Does that sound familiar?. One Parisienne that scored notoriety was the example owned by Prime Minister Harold Holt who on December 15, 1967, drove his to Portsea for a weekend at the family home, A trip from which he never returned.

 

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