A matching numbers 1968 Bathurst-specification Holden HK GTS Monaro will go under the hammer at Lloyds Auctions this Saturday, with the auction house predicting the car could establish a record price.
Lloyds describes the Monaro as a “true-blue unrestored survivor car” with mostly original paintwork, completely original interior and genuine matching numbers.
“This is an iconic vehicle that all Aussies love and it will only continue to increase in value as they become harder to find,” said Chief Operations Officer for Lloyds Auctions, Lee Hames.
The Monaro has a little more than 57,000 miles (91,000 km) on the clock and is fitted with a 327 V8 engine. It is finished in Silver Mink paintwork.
“We have had an extreme amount of enquiry for this spectacular classic, it is the most anticipated car of the auction, and we expect that it will reach record prices of around $500k,” said Hames.
In October 2020, a similar Holden Bathurst Monaro sold for $320,000 at auction whilst a Bathurst raced HT Monaro (#57D) sold for $750,000 in June 2020.
Lloyd’s said the Monaro has been verified by ICAARS and comes with a verification certificate.
Four hundred other classic cars will also go under the hammer on Saturday, with the usual Holden and local Fords, as well as American muscle and European classics. The extensive catalogue includes a 1979 Holden VH SL/E prototype and a 2003 Lamborghini L147 Murcielago.
The auction will be live streamed on Facebook and Lloyds’ website.