Alfa Romeo GTC + 1967 Cadillac DeVille + Honda NSX - Auction Action 459

By: Mark Higgins


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The auction world is full of surprises, with big sales and the odd bargain. Here are some of the highlights

1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTC

Sold: $115,000
Collecting Cars

A rare Alfa Romeo is this beautiful Giulia GTC. It’s one of six to come to Australia from a production run of 99 right-hand drive units. Based on the Giulia Sprint GT chassis and mechanicals under the bonnet lies the familiar 1.6-litre twin-cam four paired with a 105-series five-speed manual transmission. It has undergone a full resto back to original spec and shows 86504km. The GTC is the last car built by the famed Touring Carrozzeria of Milan before the original company ceased production in 1966.

 

2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series

Sold: A$629,000
Bring A Trailer

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If you've won the lotto and want something exclusive with a three-pointed star up front, this SL Black series maybe the go. One of 350 made it has 11,000kms on the clock. Under your right foot is a bi-turbo 485kW 6.0L V12 paired with a paddle-shifted five-speed auto and a limited-slip diff. The speedo reads up to 220mph and the redline is 8000rpm. Carbon fibre guard extensions to cover the widened track, as well as carbon on the roof, bonnet and rear diffuser.

 

1967 Cadillac DeVille Convertible

Passed in: A$60,200
RM Sotheby's Lot 18

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If you buy your cars by their size this Venetian blue with white leather trimmed Caddy convertible is the one for you. It was given a repaint in 2020.Originally delivered to North Carolina it was sold with its original owner’s manual.It is fully loaded six-way power seats, power windows, air conditioning, and a power antenna for the AM/FM radio.

 

On the block:

1992 Honda NSX

Shannons 40th Anniversary Timed Online Auction
23-30 November, 2021
Lot 200
Estimate: $80,000-$100,000

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When Honda introduced the NSX it changed the supercar paradigm. Here was a one you could use all day, every day. There was no fear of will-it or will-it-not proceed inflicting some of the other established brands. F1 aceAyrton Senna had a hand in its development. It was everything a supercar should be except for its lack of pedigree, resulting in slow to almost no sales. Around 250 landed in Australia, so it's very exclusive and prices are finally heading back on the way up after dropping to as little as $50 grand not that many years ago.

| 2021 Market Review: Honda Legend/NSX/S2000/Insight/Acty

 

1993 Subaru SVX

Shannons 40th Anniversary Timed Online Auction
23-30 November, 2021
Lot 195
Estimate: $24,000-$28,000

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The Subaru SVX was a radical departure for Subaru, known more for its Brumby utes and Leone sedan. The SVX took centre stage of the Subaru stand at the 1989 Tokyo Motorshow. A concept initially, it was penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro of ItalDesign. Its signature was its split side windows, not dissimilar to the Lamborghini Countach and Giugiaro-designed DeLorean. New it cost $73,000 and only 249 were sold here, all powered by a 3.3-liter horizontally opposed flat-six. This one is finished in black over grey.

 

From Unique Cars #459, Nov 2021

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