Lot 47 at the upcoming Shannons Sydney Late Autumn Classic Auction could be yours with car finance from AFS.

With a price guide of $90,000 to $120,000 this desirable HQ Monaro GTS in eye-catching period colour of lime green has been professionally restored from the ground up by Still-One.

To be auctioned on 20th May 2019, and offered with no reserve, be sure to arrange a pre-approved car loan from AFS so you can bid at the auction with confidence.

A 1972 Holden HQ Monaro GTS 308 Coupe to be offered at Shannons Auctions with no reserve and valued between $90,000 and $120,000

The value of Holden ‘‘classic cars’’ has remained steady across Australia and experts say they the value of these collectible Australian made cars are likely to accelerate further as nostalgia and scarcity combine.

One of the finest examples seen at Shannons, this stunning HQ Monaro GTS Coupe started life as an original 308 V8 car with automatic transmission and the desirable factory options of power steering and air conditioning.

Finished in the eye-catching period colour of Lime Green, the HQ originally had an Antique Saddle Houndstooth interior but had been repainted blue by the time the current owner bought the car back in June 2000, with 48,796 kms showing at the time.

What followed was a comprehensive, ground-up restoration carried out by the highly regarded Still-One Automotive Restorations in Granville, NSW in 2007, backed by a detailed invoice file (exceeding an eye-watering $120,000) while photos of the rebuild are still featured on the website HYPERLINK "http://www.still-one.com.au" www.still-one.com.au.

Returned to the factory Lime Green colour, albeit with black Houndstooth interior instead of the original Antique Saddle, the decision was made to convert the Monaro to manual transmission using a M21 four-speed manual.

Barely driven since completion, the Holden has been carefully stored in country NSW and twelve years since the rebuild still presents beautifully, with exceptional panel fit, paint and fresh cosmetics.

Other Lots under the hammer:

  • 1968 Triumph GT6 Hurricane Roadster — $20,000 to $30,000 (Lot 11)
  • 1969 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Coupe — $100,000 to $120,000 (Lot 24)
  • 1994 Porsche 968 Club Sport Coupe — $30,000 to $40,000 (Lot 32)
  • 1974 Ford XB Fairmont Coupe — $45,000 to $55,000 (Lot 45)
  • 1953 Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe — $120,000 to $150,000 (Lot 59)
  • 1963 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Convertible — $150,000 to $170,000 (Lot 60) 

"AFS specialises in classics such the Holden HQ GTS Monaro, Holden Torana, Ford Mustangs, and imported classics like the American built Chevrolet Corvette" says Brad Dale, Executive Director of AFS.

"What AFS can do that other mainstream lenders can't is put a price on these unique vehicle that are often 50 years of age or more" says Mr Dale.

"Our ability to value and fix on price to a particular model, enables us to finance a collectable using our standard fixed rate loan." 

"For many people, buying a classic car is an emotional experience that delves into our past memories and experiences. However, given the prices that are being paid for some collectable vehicles and their scarcity, we recommend that bidders compliment their auction bidding strategy with a pre-approved loan, that way you have the confidence to bid with authority on the night and won't miss out on the car of your dreams" says Mr Dale.

In the case of this immaculately restored 1972 HQ GTS Monaro 308 Coupe, whilst the car is being sold unregistered, AFS is prepared to arrange car finance for the lucky bidder subject to the vehicle being registered within seven (7) days.

"Customers can arrange car finance through AFS that ensures flexibility of choice:

  • Dealer, Auction House or Private Sale;
  • New, Demonstrator or Used;
  • Classic, Vintage or Restored cars;
  • Cars of any age to a total value of $130,000."

Just to wet your appetite - 1972 Holden HQ GTS Monaro 308 Coupe: