Gosford Car Collection Auction – our picks

We cherry-picked some of our favourites from the Gosford Car Museum auction

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THIS week it was announced that the Gosford Classic Car Museum is closing its doors for the final time, but as they say, when one door closes another opens – in this case the door to over $70 million worth of cars.

Lloyds Auctions will be auctioning over 150 cars from the museum collection at no reserve, in what’ll be a fire sale of classic iron. We decided to dive into the list of cars and cherry-picked some of our favourites to whet your appetite.

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Headlining the Mopars is this ’72 E49 R/T Charger, being one of just 149 to roll off the line. Equipped with the 300hp 265ci straight-six and manual ’box, and with just 79,000 miles showing, it’ll be a hot contest for this one.

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If you’re after one of Henry’s products, this XB coupe should get the juices flowing. It’s a genuine matching-numbers GT with the 351 Cleveland and four-speed top loader, having had a full restoration to bring it up to scratch.

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Iron Lions are also well-represented, and topping the list is this HQ SS sedan. This one’s been converted to a newer 308 with a three-speed Trimatic, and (oddly enough) gets around on LPG. Not a fan? Sounds like the perfect candidate for an LS swap to us.

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If you’re after something a tad newer, then this VK Commodore could be right up your alley. A genuine former BT1 highway patrol pursuit car, its mileage is a bit high at 264,000km, but comes kitted with the 5.0-litre V8 and four-speed ’box.

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We found a really unusual Yankee offering on the block: a ’69 Camaro built by Chip Foose. One of the few modified cars in the auction, it’s going to be really interesting to see how much this goes for.

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While Japanese cars are a bit thin on the ground at this auction, there’s one little Dorito-spinner that should bring plenty of attention: a one-owner, 13B manual RX-4. Just about anything Mazda and rotary-powered that pre-dates the RX-8 is growing in market value, and stuff like this from the 70s is getting seriously collectible.

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There are a few oddballs hitting the block as well, including this ’74 Kombi van. The rear end has been converted into a mobile pizza oven, so you can road trip to the track and cook up a few mean Hawaiians once you get there.

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There’s also this 1937 bulldozer. We almost scrolled past until we noticed it was sitting at just $2500. Imagine going for the Saturday-morning shop on one of these? I doubt you’d have much trouble with people parking next to you.

 The whole lot goes up for auction on April 6-7, so head to the Lloyds Online website if you’re interested.

 

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