Lincoln Continental, Falcon Sprint, Escort Twin-Cam - Auction Action 448

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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

1963 Lincoln Continental

Sold: A$142,000
Mecum

This rare low-production car underwent a ground-up resto in 2019 and the V8 auto powered Conti convertible has rebuilt suspension and brakes. The interior and dash were removed and all electrical components were restored as needed. The leather interior is new, along with the carpet. It has power steering, brakes, windows and convertible roof plus a six-way power seat With just 79,388 miles on the clock.

 

1963 Ford Falcon Sprint

Sold: A$52,000
Mecum

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If you bought this smart looking Falcon Sprint convertible, you’d be unlikely to park up next to another and you’d be the star attraction at a cars and coffee event. This two-time AACA Senior winner, sports a 260ci V8 with an auto trans and is one of 4602 made in 1963. It has been garaged most of its life and restored as well. What a beauty.


1970 Ford Escort Twin Cam

Sold: A$77,525
Silverstone

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The Ford Escort twin cam models ‘Raison d’Etre’ was motorsport and it was unbeatable for over a decade. Aussie Frank Gardner won the 1968 British Touring Car Championship in one. This example was originally owned by Ford and a further five owners whose details are all contained in the extensive history sheets sold with the car. A beaut little jigger and just the thing for a Ford collector.

 

1989 BMW M3 E30 Johnny Cecotto Edition

Sold: A$122,000
Silverstone

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In 1975 Cecotto became the youngest motorcycle road-racing world champ, age 19. He also raced in F1, at Bathurst three times and starred for BMW in Germany’s DTM. Hence this limited-edition run of 505 units made to celebrate his many victories. The E30 was the birth of the M3 legend and this special model one has 81,688 miles on the clock and is finished in Macau Blue with black leather.

 

On the block:

Mickey Thompson's 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Mecum Kissimmee
January 7 - 16, 202

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Remember the Mickey Thompson ads for his mag wheels? This was the car that was shod and shot with them. It is one of 63 produced that year and has been restored within a whisker of new. It was displayed at the Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance. Power is by a fuel injected L84 engine and it has a close ratio four-speed box, Positraction rear end, heavy duty springs and shocks, larger front sway bar and Z06-exclusive dual circuit power brake master cylinder, sintered metallic brakes with air scoops, finned drums and cooling fans. What makes it so special is its original owner.

 

 

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