Subaru WRX STi 22B + Mustang Mach 1 + Stutz Blackhawk - Auction Action 453

By: Mark Higgins

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It won't be long before live auctions are back but meanwhile the auction scene continues to bumble along online. Here are some of the highlights


1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STi

Sold: A$403,755
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It's number 156 of 400 and finished in WRC blue. It's turbocharged, all-wheel drive with a 5 slot manual locking centre diff and 22B bodywork, Recaro pews, an adjustable rear wing, BBS wheels, STi brake calipers, automatic climate control, and 40,000kms on the clock aaaand very expensive. The 22B was built to commemorate Subaru’s 40th anniversary and its third WRC.


1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1

Sold: $172,500


Ford created the Mach 1 in honour of speed of sound breaker Chuck Yaeger. A new Mach 1 is on the Australian horizon and may have helped boost the price of the is clean 1969 model. Standard engine was a 351 but for another $90 yankee dollars you could have the 390ci V8 as this has. Its finished in Candy Apple red with black trim, is right hand drive, is fully restored and has a report confirming its authenticity,


1976 Stutz Blackhawk coupe

Sold: $146,500


Well, you don’t trip over these things every day. I don't know if the Stutz Blackhawk coupe was built as a bet or a dare but the eccentric coupe with its massive grille, hiding a 455ci V8, huge headlights, side exhausts and spare on the bootlid turns heads. Inside is equally garish. Blackhawks were the must have celeb chariot once with owners including Elvis, Sammy Davis Jr, Liberace, Dean Martin and Evel Knievel.


1972 Ford Falcon XA GT

Sold: $186,000


This award-winning resto got a very strong response. Owner Glenn Willmott says he and father-in-law Graham put the car together themselves as part of a two-year project. "He ran around and got the parts we needed while I was away working," explained Glenn, "Then we'd get together and work on the car." The driveline for the Calypso Green beauty is a desirable set-up: 351 4V Cleveland with FMX auto and nine-inch diff.


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KA Ford Laser Sport


Ford Australia superseded the Escort with a rebadged, Mazda 323. The Laser Sport was a replacement for the RS2000 Escort. At that it failed but still carved its own niche with its snappy performance and good handling. The locally made three-door Laser Sport had better seats, full instrumentation, revised suspension, alloys, wider tyres and a rubber rear spoiler. Most importantly the 1.5lt engine had a pair of Hitachi carbs hanging off it boosting power by 6.9 horses. Buying one and doing it up won’t send your bank account into apoplexy. Rust is the biggest issue. Join a Laser or small Ford club as you never know what you may find.


From Unique Cars #453, May 2021

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