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GTHO Once in a lifetime... GTHO PHASE IV Ford Falcon!

This XA GTHO is one of only three race cars made before the Super Car Scare forced Ford to abandon its plans to continue the legend of the GTHO Phase cars and dominate racing in Australia. Built in Ford’s Special Vehicles unit known as ‘Lot 6’ these three Phase IV cars were going to be driven by Allan Moffat and Fred Gibson with one car as a spare. Sadly this never happened.

The rarity of the Phase IV has given the car mythical status and now it sits at the pinnacle of Aussie muscle cars with a legend, a back story, and a value that is unparalleled.

You’ve heard the stories. You’ve seen pictures. This is the reality.

Bathurst 1971. The XY GTHO Phase III dominates qualifying for the The Great Race with eight of the top 10 grid positions wearing the Blue Oval. 130 laps of Mt Panorama later Phase III drivers make it a Ford lockout on the podium with Allan Moffat on the top step. Ford rules Bathurst one again and Falcons fly out of showrooms across Australia.

1972 sees Ford, Holden and Chrysler hell-bent on bringing bigger, better, faster cars to race on Sunday to help sell the road-going equivalents on Monday. The fight is on.

Holden has the LJ Torana but now with a V8. Chrysler looks to the 340ci V8 to boost its Charger and Ford has a brand new model with a more aerodynamic body to slice through the air down Conrod Straight. The ‘Big Three’ are hungry for racing glory and they are putting everything into making the fastest cars they can.

160MPH ‘Super Cars’ Soon screamed the headlines on 25 June 1972. A week later, the Torana XU2 would be a dream, the 340ci Charger would be forgotten and the XA GTHO Phase IV would be dead.

“Bullets on Wheels” was what the secretary for the N.S.W Minister for Transport whispered directly into the ear-hole of a journalist looking for a scoop who spewed the message onto the front page of the daily newspapers. This was ‘The Super Car Scare’ and for better or worse it changed Aussie performance cars forever.

GTHO Phase III 'BIG RED' Breaks Million Dollar Record!

GTHO PHASE 3 Falcon 'BIG RED'

The GTHO Phase III is the holy grail of Aussie Fords with a reputation born on the racetrack and bred on the streets. One of those custodians was legendary Australian fast bowler Jeff Thomson who owned the car for nearly a decade, during which time it gained the nickname ‘Big Red’, which is what the car has been known as ever since.

Saturday June 16 marked a very special day in Bathurst, NSW as the home of Australian Motorsport became the new headquarters of Lloyds Classic Car Auctions. There was an impressive lineup of classics including this GTHO Phase III previously owned by Australian cricket legend and World's fastest bowler, Jeff Thomson. Local radio broadcast live from the event with over a thousand people from the community joining in what was a historic event. Watch some highlights from this incredible trip down memory lane, showing history in the making right in the heart of motor sport racing, Bathurst.

PROTOTYPE A9X TORANA 'THE RED ROCKET'

Holden Torana A9X Prototype

This 1977 Holden Torana A9X Prototype is believed to be the car that Holden used for CAMS homologation for the Australian Touring Car Championship Cars for the 77-78 season. Finished in Mandarin Red with Sienna trim and a high output motor makes this a very special and ultra-collectable Torana.

Spectacular LIVE Bathurst Classic Car Auction

Highlights of the Torana A9X GMP&A at this spectacular event held on 16th June!

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AUSTRALIA’S GREATEST COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS

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Highlights From Previous Classic Car Auctions

Watch some highlights taken from prior Classic Car auction events in NSW, QLD and VIC. Lloyds are proud to bring both buyers and sellers of Australia's greatest collector cars together in a unique auction event. Attend our LIVE Auctions in person, or watch the online simulcast to witness Australian record prices and be a part of history.

REPLAY: 24th June '17 QLD Classic Cars Auction

Watch the replay of our latest Classic Car event held Saturday 24th June. This event was held at Lloyds Auctioneers & Valuers in Carrara. Large crowds visited the show as well as enthusiasts from around the country. Cars featured included;
  • 1968 Holden HK Monaro
  • 1969 Holden HT GTS 350 Monaro
  • 1970 Holden HG GTS Monaro
  • Torana A9X
  • 1978 Ford XC Falcon Cobra Coupe
  • 1970 Ford XY Falcon
  • Mustang's
  • Chevrolet Camaro's
  • Harley Davidson Motorbikes

REPLAY: 3rd June '17 QLD Hot Rod Show

Watch the replay of our latest Classic Car event held Saturday 3rd June. This event was held at the Queensland Hot Rod Show in the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre. This special event drew the attention of large crowds visiting the show as well as enthusiasts from around the country. Cars featured included;
  • 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe
  • 1970 Dodge Charger RT 440 Magnum
  • 1923 Ford T Bucket Ute
  • 1967 Chevrolet Impala Fast back
  • 1971 Chevrolet C-10 Utility Pick Up
  • 1970 Mustang Convertible
  • 1939 Chevrolet Sedan
  • 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

REPLAY: 27th May '17 Classic Cars

Watch the replay of our latest Classic Car event held Saturday 27th May 2017. This event was held at Carrara on the Gold Coast with a special guest commentator, former Australian Formula 1 World Champion, Alan Jones. As usual, there was a fantastic lineup of Holden's and Ford's and many other classics. Cars featured included;
  • Dick Johnson Bryan Byrt Ford XC Falcon
  • Ford XB GT
  • Genuine HQ GTS Monaro
  • Holden GTSR
  • Lotus Elise Coupe
  • 1966 Austin Healy
  • Porsche, BMW's, Mustangs and more!

NO REPLAY: 13 May '17 Sydney Classic Car Auction

Our inaugural Sydney Classic Car event was held Saturday 13th May. This event was held in an aircraft hangar at Bankstown Airport. Cars featured included;
  • Bathurst Chargers
  • Monaro HG GTS
  • Blue Meanie Group A and rare Brock Commodores
  • Genuine Ford XA GT with Phase 4 running gear (RPO83)
  • XB GT Coupes
  • Mazda RX3 Coupe & R100
  • Porsche Carrara 4S
  • Camaro
  • Rouche Mustang

REPLAY: 29 April '17 Shepparton Classic

Watch the replay of our inaugural Shepp Classic Car event held Saturday 29th April 2017. View Catalogue This event was held at the Shepparton Motor Museum in Victoria, drawing a huge crowd to the museum. Significant media coverage and more Australian record prices were achieved. Cars featured included;
  • 1971 Ford Falcon GT HO Phase 3
  • 1969 Ford Falcon GT HO Phase 1
  • 1970 Holden Monaro HG GTS
  • 1968 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang

REPLAY: 22 April '17 Classic Car Auction

View the action from our last Classic Car event held Saturday 22nd April 2017. This event was held on Lloyds Auctions' Gold Coast premises at 69 Manchester Road Carrara QLD 4211. Our April 22 Classic Car Auction drew our biggest ever crowd and broke yet another Australian record price. Cars featured included;
  • Holden HT GTS Monaro Coupe
  • 1963 Ford Falcon XW GT
  • Holden Torana's
  • Mustang's

REPLAY: March '17 Classic Car Auction

Watch all the action from our latest Classic Car event held Saturday 25th March 2017. View Catalogue This event was held on Lloyds Auctions' Gold Coast premises at 69 Manchester Road Carrara QLD 4211. Our March Classic Car Auction drew massive interest both online and in attendance as Australian record sale prices were again set. Cars featured included;
  • Holden HT Monaro (Bathurst series)
  • Ford Falcon GTHO
  • Ford XA Coupe
  • Ferrari Testarossa

Brabham Formula Race Car Auction - 18th March 2017

'The King's Garage' collection of rare race cars included a one-of-one Brabham BT21B Cosworth open wheel race car with an exceedingly rare Cosworth SCB four-cylinder engine (of which there are believed to be only two or three in existence), fuel bowsers, engines and parts.

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Brabham Race Car Auction

REPLAY: February '17 Classic Car Auction

Watch all the action from our latest Classic Car event held Saturday 25th February 2017. View Catalogue This event was held on Lloyds Auctions' Gold Coast premises at 69 Manchester Road Carrara QLD 4211. Our February Classic Car Auction drew huge crowds and media attention (both Channel Nine and Channel 7 television attended the event) as more rare beauties went under the hammer. Cars featured included;
  • 1972 Holden Torana GTR XU-1
  • 1986 Holden Commodore Group A SS VL Plus Pack Sedan
  • 1974 Ford Falcon XB Coupe
  • 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS SS 2-door Sedan

REPLAY: January '17 Classic Car Auction

Watch all the action from our Classic Car event held Saturday 28th January 2017. This event was held on Lloyds Auctions' Gold Coast premises at 69 Manchester Road Carrara QLD 4211. Record numbers turned out on the day, with a fantastic buzz among spectators and bidders. An Australian record price was set by one of our feature cars, the Holden Torana A9X. Channel Nine's TODAY show covered the story - see more information on our In The Media page. Cars featured included;
  • 1977 Holden Torana SS A9X, 2 Door Hatchback
  • 1965 Studebaker GT Hawke Coupe
  • 1967 Chevrolet Nova II 2 Door Coupe

REPLAY: December '16 Classic Car Auction

Watch all the action from our Classic Car event held Saturday 17th December 2016. This event was held on Lloyds Auctions' Gold Coast premises at 69 Manchester Road Carrara QLD 4211. Feature cars included;
  • 2016 Ford Mustang
  • 1979 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe
  • 1974 Plymouth Duster Coupe
  • 1948 Chrysler Windsor Businessman's Coupe
  • 1976 Holden HX GTS Monaro
  • 1972 Holden Torana LJ
  • 1977 Holden (Original) Torana LX

REPLAY: November '16 Classic Car Auction

Watch all the action from our previous Classic Car Auction held Saturday 19th November 2016. This event was held on Lloyds Auctions' Gold Coast premises at 69 Manchester Road Carrara QLD 4211. Cars featured include;
  • 1953 Holden FJ Dual Cab Ute (Customised)
  • 1969 Ford Torino Talladega Fastback
  • 1964 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III
  • 1966 Ford Lincoln Convertible
  • 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo Coupe

Australia's Greatest Classic Car Auction

There’s nothing quite like the appeal of a classic car. And, when it comes to classic car sales Lloyd’s Auctions offer some of the rarest and most desirable collectable cars for sale in Australia. So, if you’re in the market to buy classic cars and appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship that only collector cars can provide, you are going to love what we have for sale here at Lloyd’s Auctions on the Gold Coast.

Vintage Car Auctions Simulcast LIVE Online

What’s your favourite classic car? Does it scream muscle or more class? Is it all screeching tyres and pedal to the metal? Or, is it horsepower that gets your engine starting? Aussie car lovers seem to be separated under a general divide: Holden or Ford. Which team are you? Wherever your loyalties lie we supply both classic Holden cars for sale and classic Fords cars to buy. Our Australian car auctions also regularly feature classic Utes for sale.

Let’s get your petrol glands salivating. Here’s a list of some of the phenomenal rides that come under our hammer: Rolls Royce Silver Cloud; LJ GTR Torana; 1963 Austin Healey; 66 Fastback Falcon; Model T Roadster Ford; 1966 Lincoln Continental; 1975 Chrysler New Yorker. We auction Lamborghini's, Bentley's, Corvette's, Cobra's, Mini Cooper's, Blue Meanies and Pickup trucks. And, that’s by no means an exhaustive list.

The benefit of our Australian car auctions is you never know just what you could find! I’m betting there is a car you’ve always seen yourself owning, that you’ve fantasised about? Or, are you a seasoned buyer of collector cars? In that case, we offer some of the scarcest finds. Whoever you are and whatever your looking for if you appreciate rare collectable cars then Lloyds Auctions may just have what you are searching for in our next online car auction.

If you're looking to buy a car for investment, then don’t put your foot on the brakes... Life is fast and furious – drive your dream today!