A collection of rare Australian classics will go up for auction next month, including a 1976 Holden LX Torana SL/R 5000, and a 1968 Ford XT Falcon GT. The classics will go under the hammer at the Shannons Sydney Summer Auction on February 20.
Finding a mint Holden Torana these days a very hard to come by, let alone an SL/R 5000. The example going up for auction is a genuine model with an ivory exterior, and black two-tone features.
The only part that isn’t original is the engine; it’s been replaced with a fresher V8. Even so, Shannons anticipates the Aussie muscle car selling for between $25,000 and $30,000.
For the Ford fans, the event will also see an original 1968 Ford XT Falcon GT go up for auction. It’s an automatic-optioned version, said to be just one of 317 ever made, and all in original and well-presented condition.
In Polar White, this ‘grandpa-spec’ Falcon is a fine sleeper indeed. It comes with a 4.9-litre (302ci) V8, which, in its day, produced 178kW of power. In this example it’s connected up to a three-speed automatic. Shannons expects it to sell for between $35,000 and $45,000.
Also joining the lineup of classics will be a 1955 Holden FJ engineered with a 3.8-litre VN Commodore engine, a 1969 Ford XW Falcon sedan with a 221ci six-cylinder engine, a 1962 Holden EK Special Station Wagon, and a 1970 Ford ZD Fairlane with a 5.8-litre (351ci) V8.
Head over to the Shannons website for more information.