While the huge amount of money paid for the ‘last’ locally-made Holden Commodore and a HSV GTSR W1 Maloo are still sinking in after yesterday’s auction, some other iconic Australian cars also fetched mega bucks.
Bids for a HSV GTSR W1 sedan – in dark grey, number 9 of 300 built, and with just 149km on the odometer – reached $407,000 before the car was pushed away for negotiations to continue behind closed doors. It is unclear if this car was passed in or if the seller agreed to let it go.
An immaculate HSV VL SS Group A ‘Walkinshaw’ sedan in the traditional Panorama Silver – with about 40,000km on the clock – went under the hammer for $250,000 after bidding started at $230,000.
Next up, one of three 2009 HSV W427 sedans finished in Panorama Silver and with less than 1500km on the odometer sold for a neat $300,000 – not including the auction house’s 7.5 per cent buyer’s premium – after bidding started at $270,000.
Away from the muscle car Holdens, a restored 1964 EH Holden ute went for $53,000 while an immaculate 1964 EH Holden Premier wagon 63A with a genuine 66,000 miles on the odometer sold for $71,000 after bids started at $55,000.
Incredibly, a rather average-looking HJ Holden Kingswood panel van – pitched as a “Sandman tribute”, that is, a non-genuine item but with Sandman stickers – sold for a remarkable $46,000.
And a Holden Commodore VL Turbo ex-police car – with a KR10 radar beacon and dash unit – was passed in for further negotiation after bids reached up to $53,500.
Oddly, it wasn’t a huge day for Ford fans. A genuine 1971 Ford Falcon XY GT – white with saddle trim and with an FMX auto – sold for $186,000, the same price bids started at.
And a low-kilometre 2016 Ford Falcon FGX XR8 Sprint automatic – number 396 of 750 made, finished in gold paintwork and with less than 6000km on the odometer – sold for $70,000, only marginally more than the RRP when new: $62,190.
You can watch the entire auction in the video below: