Pickles Belmore hosted Australia’s Ultimate Classic Car Auction last Saturday, 26 May. It was a fantastic event with a number of cars from Gosford Classic Cars sold on the night and many more currently in negotiation. Over 300 people attended the event while another 300 bid online via PicklesLIVE.
Forty-eight iconic cars went under the hammer including prestigious brands such as Ferrari and Lamborghini, legendary muscle cars such as Chevy and Chrysler, and classics like VW and Packard.
There were a number of standouts on the night. Most notably the 1964 Ferrari 330 GT, one of Italy’s most recognisable classics, was one of 50 RHD models to be produced worldwide and sold for $420,000. Another standout on the night was a Formula One race car, a 1964 Brabham BT11A. As the fastest Group “M” car in Australia, this example holds a number of lap records including the first car to lap Mt Panorama, Bathurst, with an average speed of 100mph. Driven by notable drivers such as Kevin Bartlett and Frank Gardener, this race car has an excellent racing pedigree which is fully documented, race by race. An Australian muscle car, a 1977 Holden Torana A9x was number 60 of 405 produced and sold for $200,000. This Bathurst-bred performer is expected to gain noticeable value with Holden ceasing production late last year.
Other cars of note was a 1962 Ford Consul Capri which was snapped up for $35,000, a 1971 Datsun 240Z which went for $55,250 and a 1956 Ford Thunderbird convertible which sold for $80,000.