Normally, these online stock drop auctions would close on a Monday, but to allow for the Easter long weekend, SEVEN82MOTORS added an extra day of bidding, so instead of the normal Monday-to-Monday timeframe, this auction closes on Tuesday 19 April.
Of the 47 lots on offer at this auction (which is SEVEN82MOTORS’ biggest yet), all have detailed listings online, with abundant photos, too, but to see the vehicles in person, you can do so at SEVEN82MOTORS Gold Coast facility at 2 Palings Court, Nerang.
With today being your last chance to bid, it’s also your last chance for vehicle inspections, with the Nerang rooms open for ‘last minute Tuesday’ from 9:00AM to 4:00PM.
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As with past online stock drop auctions, plenty of classics, customs and street machines are up for grabs, all with the quality you’d expect from SEVEN82MOTORS.
Here are some of the highlights from the 47 lots on offer.
Lot 90 – 1975 Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 sedan
Genuine SL/R 5000 with matching numbers engine and 4-speed manual, fully restored
With four owners from new, this 1975 LH Torana SL/R 500 is a genuine example and has been fully restored. Sold new by Wyong Motors in Victoria, the car retains its original driveline, which was refurbished during a restoration that was started in 2013.
Once stripped back to bare metal, the Torana’s body was described as being in exceptional condition, requiring very few repairs to bring it back to new ahead of repainting in its original Mandarin Red with black striping.
Both body and paint are described as having been completed to a very high standard, while the factory wheels have been replaced with Hotwire mags, but the originals will be included in the sale.
Inside, the Slate Black vinyl with Herringbone cloth seat trims were replaced, as were the door trims, carpets and headlining. The instrumentation was refurbished and odometer zero’d, and while the in-cabin componentry for the factory air conditioning is still in place, the underbonnet hardware is not.
During the restoration, the car’s original 308ci V8 and 4-speed manual transmission were rebuilt to factory spec, with the banjo LSD rebuilt to factory condition, too.
The restoration of this genuine SL/R 5000 was completed in January, 2014, with around 3,500km covered since.
Documentation provided with the sale includes a Holden Historical Services certificate
At time of writing, bidding on this car as sitting at $96,000. For more details, click HERE.
Lot 70 – 1950 Ford F1 pickup custom
Custom build, 327 and T350 auto, IRS, disc brake front end, custom interior
What was originally intended as a tidy up of an already customised classic F1 pickup turned into a full rebuild, upgrading the non-standard driveline, too.
Purchased in the USA in 2016, the Ford was already running a Chevy 327 V8, automatic transmission, 9-inch diff, Camaro IRS front end and power steering when bought.
With the engine out for rebuilding and the bonnet and front guards removed, the project quickly escalated, with the pickup taken back to bare metal.
The 327 V8 was completely rebuilt and upgraded with a mild cam, Edelbrock intake, four-barrel carburettor and MSD ignition. The Turbo 350 auto was also rebuilt, with a 2500rpm stall convertor and Lokar shifter added, while the 9-inch diff features 31-spline axles and a Detroit Truetrac centre.
With the restoration only recently finished, the drivetrain is said to have covered less than 20km since completion.
Much panel work was applied to the body before it was repainted in PPG Gunmetal Blue, with the tailgate welded up, but the chains retained. All the chrome was either replated or replaced, then complemented with a set of chrome smoothie wheels.
In the pickup’s bed, custom side panels with Ford identification and a new timber floor were fitted, with a fuel cap added to access a new fuel tank under the bed.
Inside, this F1 gained all new trim in two-tone cream and blue, with blue piping on the factory-style bench seat and blue ‘Ford’ accents on the seat uprights and doorcards. A mild custom approach was taken with the headlining, too. The dash features new brightwork and Dakota Digital gauges, with a custom steering wheel and Lokar shifter added.
Featured in Cruzin’ magazine’s Hot Rod Haulers #3 from March, 2022, pickups like this one have been popular at previous SEVEN82MOTORS online auctions, with bidding on this example sitting at $54,500 at time of writing.
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Lot 64 – 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396
Genuine SS Big Block w/4spd manual, highly optioned from factory, outstanding condition
For 1966, the Chevelle Malibu-based SS 396 was offered as a standalone model, in 2-door hardtop or convertible form. This hardtop was sold new in Georgia, with the buyer choosing the stock 325hp 396 big block V8, but adding a bunch of options, including a Powerglide two-speed automatic, air conditioning, bucket seats with headrests, a centre console, woodrim steering wheel and power steering, brakes, seats and windows. These options added more than 50 per cent to the Chevelle’s base price.
At what time this highly-optioned Chevelle was sent to Australia from the US is unclear, but it came into the consignor’s hands from a Melbourne collector in 2020 and retains its factory appearance inside and out, including the burgundy paint, black vinyl roof, Rally wheels and red-stripe tyres.
Under the bonnet, the 396 is period-correct but not believed to be original to the car, while the Powerglide auto has been replaced with a four-speed manual. This may have been done early in the car’s life, with the consignor told the original owner sent the car back to the dealership for a transmission swap in late 1966.
Whether this big block Chevelle SS has been restored or is a well-preserved original is unclear, but most likely the former. A host of original documentation is provided with this heavily-optioned car, including the original handbook, sales invoice and title.
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Lot 94 – 1973 Ford XA Falcon GT sedan
1-of-1 genuine GT in Wild Plum, rebuilt with engine and transmission upgrades, 900+hp
Rebuilt to street machine spec by a known enthusiast and past creator of similar cars, this genuine GT (1 of 1 spec from the factory) has been taken to the next level with some serious upgrades to the driveline as part of a full nut-and-bolt rebuild.
What was described as an ‘8 out of 10’ car proved to be less than that when stripped back to bare metal, exposing poor past repairs and requiring thousands of hours of body work before it could be repainted in its original Wild Plum paint with correct black GT paint outs.
All the chrome and exterior brightwork was repaired or replaced, with new glass, badging and rubbers fitted all round, too.
Breaking the factory look is a set of 20-inch, three-piece wheels in the Bathurst Globe style that were custom-built by Simmons for this car.
Under the bonnet, the engine has a factory GT 351 appearance, but is actually a 454ci Ford stroker built by Jason Mansweto, producing 906hp on race fuel and 866hp on pump fuel. Based on an Arrow Cleveland small block, the V8 features a Callies 4.125 crank, Clevite race bearings, custom pistons, Molly rings, SCAT conrods, Ferro valves and plenty more.
There’s a custom PWR radiator with twin thermo fans, Pacemaker headers and a Mansweto custom 3 ½-inch exhaust for the naturally-aspirated engine that’s matched to an AL Race Glides C4 automatic with C6 input shaft and manualised reverse pattern, Dominator 5500rpm stall convertor and 3 ½-inch tail shaft, while Mark Williams components feature in the 9-inch diff.
The GT fuel tank has been modified to hold an additional 50 litres, while the suspension is GT spec, with Caltracs tramp rods at the rear. Custom electric power steering (positioned under the dash) and four-wheel Wilwood disc brakes are other upgrades, with the undercarriage as detailed as the engine bay.
Inside, the treatment has been more authentic to an XA GT, with white vinyl trim on the seats, doorcards and headlining, a black dash and black carpets. The only variations from factory spec were additional gauges in the centre console, extra switches and a subtly incorporated Alpine stereo system with a Kicker amp in the boot.
Described as one of Australia’s best custom muscle cars, capable of 8-second passes on the quarter mile and a comfortable drive home, vehicles like this rarely come onto the open market. Combining GT looks with a high-performance engine, bidding on this car was sitting at just under $200,000 at time of writing.
For more details on this car, click HERE.
Lot 84 – 1969 Ford Mustang 428 Cobra Jet
Genuine Mach 1 with factory R Code 428 V8. P/steer, air con, full restoration.
Described as the top-spec Mustang you could buy in 1969 without stepping up to a Shelby, this Mach 1 was fully restored in the USA and has had some upgrades and additions made since it came to Australia.
Brought out here by the President of the Mustang Owners’ Club of Australia, this Acapulco Blue fastback with black clarion knit vinyl interior was factory fitted with the 428ci CJ Ram Air engine, matched to a C6 automatic transmission and 9-inch diff, with power front disc brakes, power steering and an AM radio all factory fitted.
Fully restored to factory specification in the US sometime in the early 2000s, once it was exported here, the Mustang had its engine rebuilt, with the diff ratio altered from 3.5:1 to 3.25:1 and the 780cfm carburettor replaced with a similar electric choke unit.
Vintage Air air con was added and matched to a factory air con dash with vents.
A great example of a ’69 Mustang Mach 1 with the added bonus of a 428 Cobra jet V8, this car is considered a great example, with bidding at $125,000 at time of writing.
For more details on this car, click HERE
Lot 95 – 1968 Holden HK Monaro GTS twin turbo
Street machine spec with twin-turbo LSX 427 V8, 4L85E auto, custom suspension, 4-wheel discs
With the goal of producing a one-off street machine with a genuine 1000rwhp, this Monaro was purchased by the consignor in 2011 and subjected to a full, ground-up rebuild.
Aside from the bonnet scoop and Weld Racing wheels (17x11 rear and 18x8 front), the exterior was deliberately kept stock in appearance, but underneath, multiple changes and custom fabrications included a scalloped floor, widened transmission tunnel, recessed firewall, rear tubs and modified shock towers.
Repainted in its original Silver Mink, all the chrome and badging was either replaced or repaired.
The LSX 7.4-litre big block V8 features performance parts from nose to tail, including a Manley crankshaft and H-beam conrods, Forged pistons, ARP head studs, a Manley Proflo oil pump, ported Brodex heads and a custom fabricated intake for the two Precision 6062 billet race turbochargers.
With a Haltech Elite 2000 ECU and dual 3 ½-inch stainless steel exhaust, the engine is capable of 1000hp at the wheels, but is currently in a mild tune, running 12psi boost and delivering 850rwhp.
The 4L85E four-speed automatic was built by Bob Grant Automatics and rated to 1000hp, with a Compushift CS2 Controller and 2500rpm stall convertor fitted, along with custom fabricated transmission mounts.
A 3.5-inch tailshaft, Currie diff housing and 9-inch Motive Gear set with 35-spline axles completes this one-off Monaro’s driveline.
Custom front suspension and custom four-link rear suspension have been fitted, with Bilstein adjustable coilovers at each end, along with a Panhard rod, custom shock towers and chassis rail stiffeners.
The upgraded braking system comprises AP Racing slotted discs and calipers all round, with 6-piston calipers at the front and 4-pistion calipers at the rear, while an in-cabin brake bias adjuster has been added to the Tilton pedal set-up.
Along with the Tilton pedals, this Monaro’s interior also features harness-equipped Recaro Sportster CS front seats and a custom-fabricated six-point roll cage. The rear seat and door trims are mostly stock, but the rear seat has been split into two buckets.
The steering column is aftermarket and holds a Sparco race-style wheel, with the factory instrumentation replaced with an AIM digital display.
A custom centre console holds the B&M ratchet shifter and additional switchgear for things like the drive modes and boost control.
Described as a one-of-a-kind, this custom twin-turbo HK Monaro GTS was built with no expense spared and combines the best modern performance technology with classic styling.
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Lot 91 – 2011 Ford GT40 replica
Roaring Forties GT40 replica with supercharged 5.4lt V8, Audi trans, six-year build.
Using a Roaring Forties spaceframe chassis and fibreglass body, this GT40 replica is authentic to the Le Mans-winning original in appearance, but caters for tall and heavy drivers - comfortable for those over 6 foot and 100kg, apparently.
Power comes from a mid-mounted Ford ‘Boss 290’ 5.4-litre V8, as used in the FPV BA series, but with a supercharger fitted in this instance and matched to a six-speed Audi transaxle and locking diff. The engine features an SCT Flashtune programmer and oil pump upgrade, with cooling via a Thermatic water pump and fans, while the exhaust features crossover ceramic-coated pipes and stainless steel mufflers.
Finished in black, with a removable front splitter and replica BRM wheels with knock-off spinners, this GT40 replica features fully-adjustable Koni suspension all round. AP Racing brake discs also feature all round, with six-piston calipers up front and four-piston calipers at the rear.
Inside, the factory GT40 look includes riveted seats that are specially manufactured for Roaring Forties’ replicas, with lap-sash belts standard and provision for racing harnesses. The period look continues with the instrumentation and Moto Lita steering wheel, as well as the fixed Perspex side windows with sliding hatch openings. The gear shifter on the right-hand side is also period-correct.
With air con for comfort and more interior space than you’d think, the build of this GT40 replica was completed in 2011. Previously registered in SA and Queensland, this car should be eligible for registration in all states and territories, like most Roaring Forties GT40 replicas.
For more details on this car, click HERE.
The SEVEN82MOTORS Easter auction closes today, Tuesday, 19 April, with staggered closing times from 7:00PM.
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