A handful of classic Australian muscle heroes have gone under the hammer as part of the inaugural Gosford Classic Car Museum auction.
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Over 2000 people turned up to watch 68 cars go up for auction, ranging from a Leyland P76 to a Porsche 959 Komfort.

Buyers were most interested in classic Australian muscle cars, with none of the supercars and exotica up for sale reaching their reserves – most of which were pushing $1 million.

The highest-priced sale was a 1971 Chrysler Valiant VH Charger E 38 that went for $181,000.

In second place, and flying the flag for Europe, was a 1966 Jaguar E-Type Roadster for $155,500, followed closely by a $153,000 1978 Ford Falcon XC Cobra.

Another E-Type claimed fourth place, too, in the form of a 1966 Coupe sold for $128,000.

Some of the standouts that didn't reach their reserve include a 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort passed in at $1.6 million, a 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 passed in at $1.35m and a 2004 Porsche Carrera GT, for which the top $1m bid wasn't enough.

Other unsold cars include a 2016 Porsche 911R, passed in at $640,000, and a 1991 Jaguar XJR-15 ending at $600,000.

There was a lot of pre-auction interest in the 1971 Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III barn find, but it failed to sell, with bidding ending at $430,000. Also not making reserve was a 1970 Holden Monaro HG GTS for $169,000, around $11,000 under its estimated value.

A 1966 Volkswagen Kombi 21-window sold for $104,000 – $34,000 more than estimation – and a 1974 Ferrari Dino GT4 with 1169-kilometres, sold for $88,000.

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