Holden duo scores record price

This original condition 1968 Holden HK Monaro GTS Bathurst coupe sold for more than $300k

Australia’s love of Holden remains strong with a pair of classic examples fetching record prices at auction last weekend.

A 1968 Holden HK GTS Monaro 327 Bathurst Coupe in original condition sold for $330,000, while a one-of-a-kind prototype VH Commodore SL/E went for $108,000.

According to Lee Hames, chief operations officer for Lloyds Auctions, these sales highlight the continued demand for collectible Australian cars.

The one-of-one Holden VK Commodore SL/E prototype was sold at Lloyds Auction’s February sale

“This auction just proves that the value in classic cars is still going up and people are classifying them as an investment for the future and today the amount of sales would be one of our highest percentages selling under the hammer during the live auction,” Hames said.

“As we have seen in recent years, results consistently show that Australian classic vehicles that are in original condition, of limited build number, has a steel bumper, celebrity affiliation or significant provenance just continue to grow in value, and we have seen that here in today’s auction.”

Other highlights from the sale include a 1974 Holden LH SL/R 5000 Torana that went for $125,000, a 1973 Holden HQ GTS Monaro that was snapped up for 120,000 and 1975 Holden LH Torana that scored a $100,000 bill.

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