HDT VH SS Group III + Lamborghini Miura + Mercury Cougar XR-7 - Auction Action 456

By: Mark Higgins

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Live auctions remain on hold but the online auction action continues at a furIous pace. Here are some of the highlights

1983 HDT VH SS Group Three

Sold: $130,500
Grays

Build number 989 is a matching numbers 5lt V8, manual M21 gearbox SS Gp 3 sedan, the hottest VH Holden money could buy. It was also the highest specced HDT model. Showing 163,948km, it was sold new by Greg Maurice Holden, Cobram with the delete option wind deflectors not ordered. The paintwork is said to be mostly original and isn’t showing signs of any rust. Grays say the interior, door cards and carpet all present in great condition. A rare and terrific addition to any collection.

 

1968 Lamborghini Miura P400

Sold: A$1.56M
Artcurial Monaco, Lot 158

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"I think I've done something foolish. We're going to have to tighten our belts for a few years, but I have realised a dream." This was how the last owner announced the purchase of this Miura to his son, in 2005. Then it underwent a refurbishment. The Miura was the world's first supercar and then a pinnacle in performance. It was sold due to lack of use with full history and still had its original engine and paintwork and, according to the bumf, is in superb condition

 

2010 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

Sold: $157,600
Grays

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Concept 358 "Jaffa" is this retina-burning ‘designo’ Pearl Orange AMG C63; the only one in the world. It was the centrepiece of the Benz stand at the 2010 Sydney Motor Show, having been built exclusively for the show and features an uprated 6.2lt V8 with 480hp. It sits on unique 19-inch alloys and was a Wheels cover car January 2011.

 

1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7

Sold: $31,850
Bring a Trailer

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Finished in Nordic Blue with a white vinyl roof, hidden headlights and blue leather upholstery, this Cougar has an X-code 390ci V8 tied to a three-speed C-6 auto. It has a 9-inch rear axle, twin exhausts, 14-inch wheels and disc brakes up front. Always living in the shadow of the Mustang, the Cougar was a powerful muscle car in its own right. Allan Moffat raced one before the Mustang.

 

On the block:

1980 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

Shannons Spring Timed Online Auction
31 August - 07 September, 2021
Estimate: $30,000-$40,000

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The Scottish-built Chrysler Sunbeam became the Talbot Sunbeam after PSA took over Chrylser’s Euro operations. Sensing an opportunity to make a buck Colin Chapman quickly jumped into bed with PSA to create the Talbot Sunbeam Lotus. It scored a 2172 cc Lotus 16V slant four engine and a ZF gearbox. It produced 112 kW. The press raved about them and it tasted success in the World Rally Championship in 1980, winning the Lombard RAC Rally. Most were finished in black and silver and suffered a short life span. Rare and fast, a good collector combo.

 

From Unique Cars #456, August 2021

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