For Sale: Holden Torana SL/R 5000 and Ford XT Falcon GT

January 18, 2012

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.

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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.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.