January Classic Car Auction Recap

We kicked off 2024 with an absolute bang, not only breaking, but obliterating an Australian record for one of the most expensive and rare heritage plates sold. We took the auction on the road to Villawood Sydney, where the warehouse was packed with bidders, live bidding action in room and all the fun that presents at our monthly classic car auctions. Let’s dive in and check out some of the highlights from this month!

After being missing in action for decades and never been offered for public auction before, the heritage “NSW 1” was listed for auction and within 48 hours the bids reached $10 million, breaking the Australian record for the most expensive heritage plate. Come auction day NSW1 sold for $11,505,000.

Then along came the maroon ‘unicorn’ Q1, which hadn’t been seen at auction for almost 40 years and went under the hammer along side NSW1 in a state of origin battle. Selling for $5,655,00 this was a showdown that captivated the nation.

Now let’s take a look at some of the outstanding classics that sold under the hammer. We all love a chevvy, and this 2014 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 was no exception. Finished in the beautiful bumble bee yellow with only 14 thousand kilometers on the clock, this beauty sold for $95,000. Congratulations to the new custodian.

Next up, we have this 2005 Lamborghini Gallardo. This is a well presented, Australian delivered example finished in silver. It sold for $131,000, a great result!

We couldn’t look past this genuine and matching numbers 1974 Ford XB GT Falcon hardtop. Finished in yellow blaze, it has been authenticated by ICAARS and was restored over a 15-year period, selling for $170,000.

Those are just a few sold lots from what was another very successful auction. As always, you will find our next LIVE classic car auction on the last Saturday of every month, the next one being Saturday 24th February from 10am. We will see you there! 

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.