Muscle & Barn Finds Classic Car Auction

In what is fast becoming a widely sought event, Lloyds Auctions are set for a huge Christmas spectacular with this weekend’s Classic Car Auction. Over 40 cars are lined up to go under the hammer on Saturday 17th December, with enthusiasts and families alike poised to visit the auction house at Carrara on the Gold Coast. Online bidding is open to car lovers from far and wide seeking a special addition to their collection. There is growing interest in this big event, with both the auction and collectible cars attracting media attention. Street Machine Magazine recently previewed a selection of cars available at this weekend’s upcoming auction.

This clearance will see a range of classics take the stage, although Ford and Holden fans are set for a very special occasion… While vehicles on offer include a 1974 Ford XB Wagon, 1933 Ford Pickup Utility or 2016 Ford Mustang Coupe, the real draw-cards in this auction are for Holden fans, including a;

1977 Holden Torana LX A9X 4 door sedan

Authenticated matching numbers! One of only two Dynasty Gold A9X Toranas and the only one with brown interior, this classic has only done 2,500kms since a full restoration in 1992. The sale comes with all documentation & restoration receipts, including specs noted by Neil Burns (ex HDT & Perkins engineer) when he rebuilt the 308ci L31 engine.

1972 Holden Torana LJ XU-1 Coupe

Low kms and only 2 owners in the last 30 years, this sensational XU-1 was restored in the early 90’s. It sports a straight-six 202ci motor with triple Stromberg carbs and M21 4-speed gearbox. This trusty classic looks schmick and is guaranteed to get heads turning in its Lone O Ranger paint, blackouts and Sprintmaster wheels. Authenticity of this XU1 has been verified, with paperwork provided.

1972 Holden HQ Sedan

It’s no wonder the owner of this beauty isn’t keen on selling – another project is the only reason it’s available to another enthusiast… This multiple trophy winner has taken out every car show it has been entered in since undergoing a money-no-object restoration, and has featured in Street Machine Magazine. She has a 350ci small block & Holley 4-barrel carby with T350 transmission sending around 500hp to the rear wheels! High quality red leather and suede interior compliments LED interior lighting to complete trimming in a true class of its own.

Australian car enthusiast are finding some remarkable treasures coming out of the monthly Lloyds Classic Car Auctions. For all the latest details, live streaming and replay of previous event’s visit

Next Auction starts at 12 noon, at 69 Manchester Road Carrara QLD 4211.

Matt Kalinski

Head Of Valuations

Qualifications & Affiliations

American Society of Appraisers Candidate Member

Certified Practicing Valuer AVAA


Matt has been in the valuations space for many years and has extensive experience in the space across an abundance of various industries. He now leads the valuations teams for Lloyds Auctions with a passion for encouraging his team to set and achieve high goals and produce great results for the company whilst growing the team’s skills starting with a great culture and team mindset.