When it comes to the Aussie car auction scene, Grays always comes up with a smorgasbord of cool stuff, from high-end collector cars to first-project pearlers.
Here’s a smidge of what’s up for grabs until Tuesday, with heaps more going under the hammer on the Grays website.
We’re digging this manual 1993 Dodge Viper RT! The right-hook car looks super-fresh despite turning 30 next year, and wears a TWR (aka Walkinshaw) compliance plate next to the hulking 8-litre V10 powerplant.
It’s quickly approaching reserve, with a top bid of $101,000 at time of writing.
This Pursuit 170-powered XM Deluxe may not be a concours example, but it looks just about ready to cruise. It has a few modern pieces attached, including an aftermarket tacho, 21st-century headunit, and even a head-up speedo on the dash.
The column auto car has also copped a refresh in the engine bay, with the early Falcon six wearing a Holley carby. Described by Grays as being in good condition all-’round with 92,092 miles on the odometer, it’s still a way off cracking reserve.
Here’s a certifiably tough HT GTS tribute, packing a 383ci Chev stroker, beefed-up Turbo 700 auto, and Ford nine-inch with peppy 3.55 gears. It’s also pulled a fair bit of interest, with 138 bids as of Friday afternoon.
The 20-year-old resto job has held up admirably, and the car has reportedly only travelled about 3000 miles since the rebuild.
You’d be hard-pressed to find an XG Falcon van this neat in the wild! By 1995, Ford Australia had long-abandoned any performance angle in the panelvan range, but this example has been tarted up with SVO wheels, grille, and matching two-tone finish for a clean look.
It’s not entirely clear if the van is a genuine Mick Webb-built SVO or a tribute, but there’s an SVO dash and (tatty) wheel inside to complete the theme. Practical touches include a bench seat and dual fuel LPG conversion, making trips to the bowser a little bit less painful in today’s world.
It may be wearing some BnS-type gear that’s not to everybody’s taste, but this thongslapper-powered WB ute looks like a relatively straight, solid base to work from.
Inside is a column auto and later-model bucket seat arrangement, though it’s missing some door card parts and needs some general tidying up. We reckon it would make a great first project, parts runner, or weekend circle work weapon.
We can never ignore an Autozam AZ-1 when it comes up. A good chunk of us at SM are simply too tall to even think about cramming ourselves into one of these kawaii machines, so we’ll just stare forlornly at its three-cylinder donk and gullwing doors.
There’s something nice about seeing a Gen-F GTS with more than 100,000 kilometres on the clock in a sea of barely driven investor cars. The manual 2013 model you see here is a perfect example, with 112,897km on the odo and a few scrapes and marks to prove it.
A six-cog, LSA-powered daily driver sounds pretty fun right now, fuel prices be damned!
Imagine rolling down the beach in your big-dollar 70 Series LandCruiser, only to be passed by the full-length tail-light panel of a ’70s Aussie luxo-barge!
We can picture this high-riding ZG Fairlane tackling some off-road touring adventures, just like in the days of yore.
Alongside the Sunraysias and muddies, it’s already kitted out with a 100-litre fuel tank, aftermarket a/c, a dual-battery system with Redarc appliance charger, CB radio, and a brand new navigation system with GPS mapping.
Under the bonnet is a 302 Clevo, paired to an auto ‘box. The no-reserve auction is at $6000 as of writing, making the be-winged car anybody’s game.