It’s HSVs galore at Lloyds’ upcoming Gold Coast auction, set to see dozens of rare vehicles head out the doors this Saturday.
With the likes of HSV GTSs, Maloos, Clubsports, and a few special Holdens in the mix, interest in the auction is sure to be high for fans of the Lion badges.
But the star of the show has already been established, by bidders and Lloyds itself, as the HSV W1.
It has already – with less than 24 hours to go until the auction closes – exceeded its $170K RRP by $45,000.
This leaves another $85K until it reaches the $300,000 mark that Lloyds expects it to hit by the time the auction ends.
Bill Freeman of Lloyds’ classic car division says the interest in this particular W1 means it should at least break its previous auction sale record.
“$300,000 will set a new record for the newly released W1,” Freeman says.
“This auction has already sparked a lot of interest because of the extreme rarity of these cars, with most in immaculate condition.”
Other lots at the auction include a VF Holden Sandman wagon and ute, a 2011 Clubsport Black Edition, and a VZ GTO, numbered 770, and in bright yellow.
A white 2015 Maloo R8 is also on the block, as well as the last car ever ‘delivered’ by Peter Brock – a ‘Fusion Gold’ Holden Monaro CV8Z Brock Group 3.
With photos of Brock signing the car (and obviously the signatures, above), this car is claimed to be the only one of its kind in the world.
In addition its build number ‘005’ makes it a special car for any Brock fan.
As well as the HSVs, a few classic Holdens such as a pair of Toranas – ’76 and ’77 – and a VK Group A ‘Blue Meanie’ will cross the block.
Another car which might surprise punters is a red 1990 VN Commodore Group A in manual, which has already racked up $68,111 in online bids.
The auction ends on Saturday December 16 at lunchtime, and lots can be viewed at the Lloyds website.