Make this Father’s Day a Classic!

See our Top 15 Classic Car picks for Dad this Father’s Day!

If you think Dad deserves some real spoiling, then a Classic Motorcycle or Classic Car would make this Father’s Day simply unforgettable!

We have three classic car auctions this Father’s Day Weekend, making sure we have a vehicle that is perfectly suited to Dad’s taste.

Whether he likes European luxury, cruising around on the back of a Harley, some old school Aussie muscle or an American Beauty, we have his dream car waiting for him.

We have chosen our Top 15 Classic Cars to buy for Dad to make this Father’s Day his best one yet!

USA Classics

1950 Mercury Coupe

This car is a Cruizin magazine Issue 46 August 2004 front page car with big centerfold lift out and write up.

If Dad is after something totally custom, eye-catching and a real talking piece, then this is the beast for him!

1969 Ford Torino

This Ford Torino GT Fastback is painted in black mica with gold stripes and presents in very good condition. 

With loads of horsepower and looks to match, she is mechanically sound and has beautifully finished interior and trim work. Dad will love this stunner!

1979 Ford LTD

If your Dad loves original, then this beauty is it in every sense of the word! 

It features under 129,000 original kms, original rego number (available if sold to a QLD buyer), logbooks with other service history also available, and good original paint!

1967 Shelby GT500 Eleanor Restomod

We have a highly desirable Shelby that has to be seen to be believed! The ’67 Shelby GT500 Eleanor Restomod’s driveline is what it’s all about, with a Monster 427ci race prepped stroked out block, 4340 steel crank, 550-600 hp + nitrous on top. 

There has been a complete ground up restoration and build, with only the best of everything for Dad in this beauty!

1963 Chevrolet C10

This is a tough Chevy C10 Pickup! Assembled in the Flint Michigan plant, but having lived most of its life in Texas away from the ice and salty winter roads, it presents in mostly original condition!

With some great patina, and running a straight 6 Cylinder engine with white wall tyres, this is Dad’s head turner that really sounds great!

Super Sprint

1985 Holden VK SS Commodore Group A “Blue Meanie”

Nothing says 1980s power and racing history like a Commodore, and the Blue Meanie was top of the tree when it came to Aussie road cars in 1985.

These homologation specials are the most sought-after of all HDT cars and this is your chance to make Dad’s dream come true at auction!

1996 Holden HSV VS GTSR

With only 85 built, and 10 of those exported to New Zealand, these cars are obviously very hard to find!

One of the main highlights of the GTS-R is the legendary front-mounted V8 stroker engine which measures 5737cc and suddenly made the five-litre engine the little brother of the pack. 

If you’re looking for one of the rarest Holdens for Dad, then this is it!

1970 Holden HT Monaro

Make sure you check out this HT Monaro for Dad… Coming in at 480Hp at the rear wheels and 650Hp at the flywheel, this car is built tough and fast for some serious speed! 

Having recorded 10 seconds down the ¼ mile, Dad will be ready to race in this Monaro!

1973 Ford Falcon XA GT

This car is the first of the coke bottle shape that was designed and built in Australia and the engine has been kept in 70-80’s style.

One of only two cars built by Ford to this specification, this is a rare chance for Dad to own a piece of Aussie muscle car history as an investment and as a cruise machine!

1971 Ford Falcon Phase 3 Tribute

This car restoration started in 2003, where it was stripped down completely and repainted in 2008.

The engine was completely rebuilt in 2010, and it was stored until around July 2018 where it went to a GT Restoration Shop.

Everything has either been replaced or restored on the car so it’s in tip top condition for Dad!

European Classics

1985 Porsche 911 Carrera

This rare European edition was built for the German market and harnesses a higher performance engine, creating more horsepower.

With a beautiful black interior, and finished in glorious Guards Red, this is a great Porsche presenting in great condition for Dad!

1992 Ferrari 512 TR

This beautifully stunning Ferrari 512tr is 1 of only 2,261 produced and is very well presented inside and out.

The iconic TR (meaning Testa Rossa) is the flagship for Ferrari, and its traditional yellow makes this beauty a classic timepiece. You can’t beat this for Dad!

1988 Ferrari 328

The 328 is still considered by some enthusiasts to be one of the most reliable and functional Ferraris. Perfect for Dad’s Sunday drives!

This is a very tidy example of a Ferrari, finished in stunning Nero black with a soft Nero black leather interior, and would make a great addition to any collection.

1946 Humber Super Snipe Mark 1

These very rare cars were military, government, diplomatic and wealthy owners’ (including Winston Churchill) vehicles. Does that sound like this beast would suit your Dad?

This is one of a handful left in the world and has a rebuilt engine that runs like a Swiss watch. Its interior has also been rebuilt, with every fold and pleat as per original!

1948 Jaguar MKVI

This is believed to be the only one in the world, built on a dedicated Jaguar full perimeter chassis, entirely made of metal (no glass fibre)!

This car does have some racing history but has been converted to road use and has been configured to be much more user friendly with power steering fitted.

If Dad is looking for a prize winner, this stunner recently took out third prize at the Noosa classic car show in the pre 1950 sports car section against some very tough and expensive opposition.

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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.