Auction Watch: GTSR Maloo, VK Group A, Bob Jane XL Falcon replica

There's something for everybody in Grays's latest auction roster


Here’s our weekly round up the latest goodies at Grays! There’s an eclectic range of stuff on offer right now to suit all virtually budgets, including plenty with no reserve price.

Bidding on most lots is open now, with bids closing on Tuesday, June 21. Check out the full list here!

What if Holden’s panel van line somehow survived the 80s and lived right through to the last VFs? Maybe the mad scientists at HSV would’ve gone balls-out and created a GTSR Maloo like this.

Finished in Light My Fire, this six-cog manual GTSR has copped a matching canopy. The rear section is currently empty, though we’d love to see a modern-style shaggin’-wagon fitout with lashings of Alcantara.

Like all GTSRs, the ute packs a 6.2-litre LSA powerplant. It’s notched up just 34,712km since rolling off the line five years ago.

You’re looking at the first ever Group C Commodore built by the Marlboro Holden Dealer Team. The 1979 VB was raced by Peter Brock, with which he claimed his third ATCC title in 1980.

It was sold off to Clive Benson Brown, and was involved in a major crash at Bathurst in 1981 before being reshelled. John Harvey, Allan Moffat and Ron Harrop also got behind the wheel at varying stages of the car’s life. It’s since been restored to its original Marlboro livery, with the original CAMS logboook intact.

It’s our view that 80s Aussie luxo-barges just about peaked with the Ford LTD, and this EFI six-pot FD is a prime example of the breed. Packing a sunroof, factory graphic equaliser package and power everything, it’s a great candidate for a turbo conversion, V8 swap, or simply cruising as-is.

The later-spec FE wheels fitted are a bonus, meaning you won’t be hunting for the ludicrously-priced metric tyres these cars were originally offered with. Though if you’re a real glutton for punishment, there’s a set of five FD alloys in the boot.

As VK Group As continue their inexorable climb in value (including Brock’s own car fetching over $1m last year), this immaculate-looking Blue Meanie is sure to rake in some big dollars.

Build number 249 of 500 has travelled under 76,000km in its lifetime, presenting virtually as-new. Packaged with the car are receipts and parts invoices dating right back to 1985.

Here’s a cool XW ute, dressed up as an XY with plenty GT gear. Under the bonnet is a 393-cube Clevo from Moe Engines that’s good for about 440hp, feeding to a manualised C10 and Strange nine-inch third member.

Other highlights include mini tubs, harnesses, and a ‘cage — just about everything you need for some fun on the quarter-mile or roll racing circuit.

You may not know the Perentti by name, but if you’ve watched Mad Max: Fury Road, you’ve laid eyes on one in wasteland form. Built in 1987, this Aussie-made C3 Corvette replica-slash-tribute sits on an HQ Holden GTS chassis with a 308 and four-speed combo.

Unlike a real-deal ‘Vette, the Perentti has a back seat, casting a silhouette noticeably different to a simple C3 clone.

The yellow-piped interior has certainly seen better days, but the car is described as being in good condition all ‘round, with 43,704km on the dash. Suitably, it’s sitting on locally-cast Cheviot Armorlites rather than genuine Center Line Auto Drags.

While we’re picturing this patina’d ‘57 F100 slammed on its guts with a grumpy engine transplant, it would be equally cool as a shop truck or parts runner in current form.

It’s powered by a 292ci Y-block paired to three-speed column manual, with a freshened-up interior and power steering to make life a bit easier.

Not everybody can afford the skyrocketing prices attached to V8-powered HSV metal these days. Thankfully, some low-production V6 oddities like this VP Plus Six appeared from time to time, most of which are still attainable to the average punter.

HSV apparently built the VP Plus Six to appear at the 1993 Melbourne Motor Show, with 58 cars assembled in total. According to Grays, all were Ruby Red. Sure, it’s only a 3.8, but it’s very tidy and could be a no-reserve bargain.

Grays tells us this XL Falcon was commissioned by late racing icon Bob Jane to commemorate his win with Harry Firth at Phillip Island’s 1962 Armstrong 500.

It’s a faithful replica of the original racer, right down to the correct ‘HOT506’ Victorian rego which Jane reportedly kept following the real car’s destruction. It’s a Pursuit 170-powered, column-manual car that comes with plenty of build documentation and photos of Jane behind the wheel.

In keeping with the classic racer theme, feast your eyes on this 1977 Mini Clubman, with perennially-cool Minilites and GT stripes!

The 1100cc go-kart has been fitted out with a few modern touches, namely halo LED lights and a quality audio system, plus a full interior restoration with leather pews.