May 27, 2022

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Ford Falcon XB GT, HDT VL Group 3 Signature Series, HQ Monaro LS coupe

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It’s auction time the moment again for classic steel at Grays, so by natural means we’ve long gone by and cherry-picked our favourites to drool in excess of.

All the listings are reside now, with most wrapping up on Tuesday, 10 May well all the top rated bids quoted are precise at the time of producing.

Just one car that is wrapping up earlier than the other folks is this toughie 1973 XB GT sedan, with a major bid of $120,400 and the hammer slipping on Sunday evening (8 Could).

The big beast statements a whole restoration, rocking the matching-quantities large-port 4V variation of the 351 V8 and the first 4-cog handbook ’box.

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It’s mentioned to be just 1 of 139 GTs developed to the same spec, and excess choices like the sunroof suggest some reality to that declare. Either way, it’s a matching-figures XB GT that is all performed and prepared to cruise, so if you’re interested, we hugely counsel you maintain an eye on it more than the subsequent two days and gain some brownie factors with the missus.

Our up coming selection is a correctly rare, HDT-fettled VL. Particularly, it’s a 1987 Team 3 Signature Series (yep, extended in advance of the HSV Senator model!) in all-original situation with 77,000km.

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Just like any HDT, you get a wild bodykit, particular wheels, a highly optioned interior and the original carby 304-dice V8 paired with a manufacturing facility-equipped T5 manual.

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We can not remember the final time a single of these even arrived up for sale/auction, but with ‘normal’ VL values sky-large correct now, it is anyone’s guess the place the hammer will drop on this 1.

The warm Holdens proceed with a pair of chrome-bumper hero autos, together with this tremendous-tidy HQ LS Monaro rocking an motor swap that takes inspiration straight from its primary badging.

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Elevate the bonnet and you’ll locate a delicious, manufacturing facility-supercharged, 6.2-litre LSA crate engine, which in typical sort can make 556 horses. That’s why powering it there’s a Turbo 400 gearbox and beefy nine-inch rear conclusion.

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There’s also a new-school Haltech iC-7 sprint, but styling has been held correct for the large Quey with interval-suitable Heart Line spinners and a retro-interesting drop tank. Coupes have been commanding costs around $100K for some time now, so the simple fact that the current AU$85,100 bid hasn’t gone a very long way in the direction of breaking the reserve is not very shocking.

The next chrome-bumper iron lion we uncovered this 7 days is a ’78 LX Torana sedan, rocking shiny SL/R 5000 colours and an upgraded Chevy driveline.

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In spot of the unique L32 mill and 4-speed guide is a 350 Chevy crate engine, Turbo 400 transmission and 9-inch diff. Excellent bones for any individual looking to make an indignant Torana pro streeter. Wheels are also authentic Simmons things, and thanks to the SL/R 5000 flares, they evaluate 17×8 in the entrance and 17×10 up back.

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Our previous choose is for the Mopar crowd, but we’d say any one would have to be tough up to not take a 2nd look at this ’68 Dodge Charger.

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It seems like a adequately neat edition, also. Nonetheless in first remaining-hook guise, it is rocking twin carbs atop the Mopar V8 and an vehicle ’box. The black vinyl roof and inside search to be in fantastic nick as nicely, building it a primary candidate to fulfil those Charger dream-car or truck aspirations.

To verify out these listings and all the other folks up on Grays this 7 days, observe the backlink right here.

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