Grays end-of-month auction highlights

Another fine selection of cars will be on offer during the latest Grays online auction


Grays is gearing up for its end-of-month auction, with heaps of metal set to go under the hammer. We’ve collated some of our favourites, all of which could be yours!

First up is this tidy XY GT tribute, which packs a 4V 351 and four-cog ’box.

It’s a factory Monza Green Fairmont with a raft of added GT goodies, including dash, steering wheel, console, spoilers and driving lights.

With real-deal GTs pulling huge dollars these days, a well-built tribute is an attractive option – especially if you’re keen to actually hit the roads.

Grays describes this all-matching HT 350 GTS Monaro as an “original, untouched example”, with 11,096 miles showing on the clock.

Grays believes the paint to be mostly original and describes the undercarriage as being rust-free.

Another HT 350 failed to meet reserve at Grays last year, pulling a top bid of $199,409. Originally finished in the same Verdoro Green as this latest example, it was repainted in Sebring Orange and apparently presented “exceptionally well”.

Ford UK built 250 of these V6-powered Capri RS 3100s as homologation cars for the European Touring Car Championship between 1973 and 1974. Sources indicate 50 were sent to Australia, with a $6250 price tag – similar to that of a contemporary XB Falcon GT.

This Aussie-delivered example is said to be unrestored, with just over 52,000 miles recorded. It was assessed as being in good condition all ’round, with full ownership documentation from new.

For reference, a red RS 3100 sold at Shannons last year for $133,000.

Grays tells us this RPO 83 XA GT coupe was stowed away in 1999, only re-emerging to hit the auction block this month.

Though it has copped a hit to the rear-right quarter, it’s bundled with a new-old-stock panel bought from Denmac Ford.

Aside from the obvious panel damage and a cracked dash, it’s described as “good for its age”. The original 351 resides under the bonnet with its correct 780fcm carb, and its RPO 83 heritage is backed by an ACCHS report.

A few RPO 83 coupes have appeared at auction over the past year, including a barn-find survivor that took $276,009 in May.

We covered boxing hero Danny Green’s big-block XB coupe last month, and it’s now ready for a new owner. Check out the Green Machine’s listing here.

A number of late-model performance icons are on offer too, like a one-of-750 Falcon XR8 Sprint.

While Ford’s official figures put the blown Miami’s output at 462hp, the Blue Oval’s last Aussie V8 was said to have actually made around 530hp thanks to its ‘transient overboost’ functionality.

With just 8794km on the odometer, this one is practically new.

Need a bit more space? Try this manual HSV VE R8 Tourer on for size.

This was the last time HSV offered a wagon with a manual ’box, as the TR6060 was never adapted to fit the LSA-powered Tourer.

The naturally aspirated LS3 in this family-friendly steed offers a solid 452hp, and has plenty of life left at just 72,297km.

Finally, here’s a gorgeous Sting Red VFII GTS that’s been fettled by Walkinshaw to spit out 756hp!

The performance house’s W557 package altered the LSA’s cam, injectors, intake, exhaust, blower and more to achieve the ground-shaking output. MOTOR man Scott Newman can attest to the W557’s prowess, writing in 2017 that it feels every part of its 750 horses.

This car has done just over 36,000km since new, and will be sold with its full service history and Walkinshaw paperwork.

Bidding will open for most cars on 26 August. You’ll find the listings here, alongside dozens of other cool machines.