Lamborghini Countach + Valiant CM + Mustang Mach 1 - Auction Action 458

By: Mark Higgins

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Live auctions are on hold but online auctions are pulling a mixed bag of results. Here are some of the highlights

1989 Lamborghini Countach '25th Anniversary'

Sold: $490,500

The poster car of the 80s. Lamborghini’s 25th Anniversary model, of which 657 were made, is considered their finest. 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and a top speed almost 300 km/h mark. Built as a right-hand drive, it was first sold in the UK in 1990 and found its way to Australia a decade ago. The vendor has owned it for the past four years and it has covered a mere 32,279 kms. It is one of a handful 25th anniversary models here and was sold with an extensive history file and original books.


1980 Chrysler CM Valiant

Sold: $38,000


The CM Valiant range was the last and their best. Here's a one-of-one build in its original Tiger Yellow paint, with Satin Parchment trim and chocolate carpets. In its snout is the 4.0lt hemi-six. Built September 1st 1980, it has travelled 188,864kms and had three country Victorian owners. Family cars are gaining popularity and there aren’t many of this standard. An ideal weekend cruiser that may well be a shrewd investment.


1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1

Sold: $68,000


This beaut looking Stang was our giveaway car in 2010 that Uncle Phil sourced and then supervised the build of, so meticulous best describes the result. It has a 351ci up front with a toploader four-speed behind it. Built to replicate the look of Allan Moffat’s Mustang, it sits on Minilites and has travelled a mere 68,514 miles since its build. Like the Moffat car it's a left-hand drive.


1980 Chevrolet El Camino

Sold: A$22,550
Mecum Dallas


Just about anything homegrown from Holden or Ford with a V8 has gone ballistic and utes are commanding huge bucks. So a smart-looking El Camino for a shade over twenty grand is a viable alternative for some. This one has a 350ci V8 and auto trans combo along with factory air, power steering and power brakes. Perfect for a cruise or a bit of light tradie work. Bunnings carpark king.


What's movin' and shakin'

Datsun 120Y


After the launch drive by the motoring media the question was why inflict this on Australian buyers. Other than being cheap and available in a sedan or coupe body it had little in the way of redeeming qualities. How time changes views. The 120Y is creeping up in value, but still affordable. Rust killed most and there aren’t many left. Coupes are commanding more dollars than sedans. A mechanically simple car and easy to to work on with a reasonable parts supply. Tackling a resto it shouldn’t be too difficult. Just ask yourself ‘Y’, before you do.


From Unique Cars #458, Oct 2021


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