Big Qld Chrome Bumper Auction – our picks

By: Unique Cars magazine

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Bidding starts tonight

As if there wasn't enough temptation out there in the market, a whole gang of chrome bumper hero cars has emerged in an auction from Seven82 Motors in Queensland. Here are a few of our picks...




We found lot 10 pretty hard to go past – a 1976 Torana SS Hatchback. It's a restored unit that claims to be in original spec and there is evidence it's undergone a painstaking restoration. 

The spec is great: 308 V8, four-speed M21 transmission and LSD. 

What we like about it is that it's been restored to factory trim and by all appearances there isn't a cent to spend on it. 




Next up was an easy decision: lot 13,  a 1970 Ford XW GT replica. This one started life as a Falcon 500 and has since been given the restomod treatment.

To that end it's running a fairly high-end engine build – a 351 Windsor taken out to 408 – matched to an upgraded C4 auto. The package claimed 420 horses at the wheels. 

Despite having some 'teeth' under the bonnet, the car presents as a close-to-stock GT. Very nice.




Number three is lot 15, a 1971 Lincoln Continental MkIII. We've long been saying that American cars are where to look if you want bang for your buck in the chrome bumper market.

This one has the big 460-cube V8, matched to a C6 auto transmission. The seller says that overall it's in good order – not concours but very tidy.

What we particularly like is that it comes with a heap of paperwork, from the time it left the Hollywood dealership.

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