Lloyds April – turbo V6 FX ute, R-Series Valiant custom, Brock Falcon

We check out some of the cool stuff on auction at Lloyds this Saturday


EACH month, the guys and girls at Lloyds on the Gold Coast hold a Classic and Muscle auction and they always manage to find some really interesting stock to tease us all with. Here’s a few from this month that has us salivating.

Holden FX ute rearOur favourite car of the auction is this FX Holden. The ute is powered by an Ecotec V6 stroked to 4.2-litres, with a custom intake, throttle body, fat turbo, intercooler and aftermarket ECU for good measure.

Holden FX engine bayBehind the mill is a beefed TH700 auto and 9-inch diff. The owner claims an ET 11.2-seconds at 119mph, which sounds like a heap of fun to us!

Vauxhall CrestaIn the market for an early 60s Holden, but finding the prices too hot? Why not consider one of the FB-EK Holden’s pommy cousins, namely at ’61 Vauxhall Cresta. Powered by a 2.6-litre straight six, the Cresta has plenty of rock and roll vibes and would make an excellent basis for a tasty custom.

Chrysler Valiant R SeriesSpeaking of customs, this R-Series Valiant has plenty of mods, including panel paint, modified front sheetmetal, a late-model dash and a Hemi six transplant. All of which should conspire to keep the collectors away. It would make a great starting point for a gasser-style race car, don’t you reckon?

Chrysler Valiant VG VIPStill on the Valiants, this VG VIP is packing a worked 318 and 904 auto trans, a new paint job and 18in Boyd rims all ‘round. Well worth a closer inspection.

Ford GalaxieWe love Ford Galaxies and this ’64 model would make a great starter for an NHRA AA/Stock or NASCAR-inspired project.

Brock FalconIf you are keen to own a genuine Brock, but can’t afford a HDT Commodore, what about one of Peter Perfect’s EA Falcons?

Ford Customline sedanHow tough is this ‘58 Ford Cusso? Powered by a 521ci big block Ford and with fat rubber out the back, it sits just right. The undercarriage is fully detailed and has obviously been a lot of time and or money spent on this car. With the current focus on original muscle cars, a tough streeter like this might end up being good value.

Holden WB uteFinally, how cool is this WB Kingswood ute? Running the classic combo for a 253 V8 and Aussie four-speed, it looks like a cracker! We even dig the bulbar.

Check out the full listing here.