Consignments included everything from a 1928 Chevrolet National ute to a rare Elfin Streamliner, with prestige marques and Aussie classics also amongst the lots on offer.
Top seller at the 8-day online auction was a 1974 Holden HQ Monaro LS. A Pagewood-built car, the LS was originally finished in Aquamarine but then repainted white before it acquired its current black finish as part of a sympathetic restoration.
Under the bonnet, the car featured a 253 V8 and Trimatic auto, which despite some dress-up parts was period correct. Genuine GTS wheels fitted to this car, while uncommon on the LS when new, were also accurate for the era.
Inside,with its Premier-spec dash and centre console, this LS was almost entirely stock, although a GTS steering wheel was fitted.
Given the increasing rarity of the ‘Luxury Sports’ version of the HQ Monaro, this example attracted strong interest and was up to $64,600 in bids with a day remaining. The final two-way bidding war ultimately saw the LS sell for $86,200 (excl. buyer’s premium), which is a strong result given an HQ LS with this drivetrain combination is generally valued in the $60K range.
The next best seller was a 2002 HSV GTS coupe. Car #17 of only 256 produced, this example was finished in Phantom Black with yellow interior trim – one of only eight in this combination. Being the higher-spec GTS, this Coupe featured the 300kW version of the LS1 V8 and six-speed Tremec T56 manual, and while the car was running a 383 stroker at time of auction, the original engine
was included with the sale.
Given its condition, rarity and a swag of aftermarket performance parts included, the HSV Coupe sold for $83,100 and again saw a flurry of bidding activity on the final day.
Other strong results included $80,100 for an early Elfin Streamliner with extensive competition history, $43,000 for a first-generation Mazda RX-7, $39,150 for a 1973 Datsun 240Z that had been converted to a track car, $46,249 for an ’83 VH Commodore SL/E V8 and $49,408 for a 1980 Toyota HJ45 LandCruiser Troopcarrier in outstanding preserved condition.
With all lots sold, Allbids’ Ben Hastings declared the auction a success: “The current climate has created a scenario where we are seeing incredible results for vehicles, having both happy sellers and buyers is a perfect result!”