Lloyds July classic car auction: ’67 Corona, Merc 190, Camaro Z28, XF wagon, XC Fairmont, VB SL/E

More chrome-bumper goodness on offer at the Lloyds July auction


EARLIER this week we brought you a selection of vehicles on offer at the pointy end of the market at this month’s Lloyds Classic Car Auction, including an A9X and an XU-1 Torana, a VN Group A SS and a Ford Landau. However, we don’t all have tens upon tens of thousands of dollars to spend on weekend toys. With that in mind, here are a handful of rides from the cool, quirky and attainable end of the spectrum. The auction ends tomorrow, so register to bid, get involved and bag yourself a bargain!

Toyota Corona rearWith bidding totalling just $1202 at the time of writing, this beaut little ’67 Toyota Corona could be a real steal. Bung it on club rego and it’d also be cheap to register, insure and run. With bench seats front and rear, whitewalls and fender-mounted mirrors, it has plenty of character and oozes retro Japanese cool!

Mercedes-BenzClassic Mercs are undergoing a resurgence of popularity with enthusiasts, and this 1960-built 190 looks like a real charmer.

Mercedes-Benz interiorFeaturing classic ‘finnie’ styling cues such as the tailfins and vertical speedometer, it’s looking like a value buy.

CamaroBuy this ’84 Camaro Z28, pop the T-tops and let your long, flowing mullet flap in the breeze! Sure, there’s some work to be done between now and then because it’s being offered for sale as requiring a resto, but there’s plenty of potential here.

Ford Falcon wagonTwo hundred bucks for this dreamy, sky-blue XF wagon? Where do we sign? Surely it’ll fetch more than that by auction’s end, but if ever there was a candidate for a budget-beating Barra build, this is it.

Ford XC FairmontThis XC Fairmont is a one-owner, ridgey-didge offering with its original sale receipt and a full service history. It’s a six-cylinder auto with air, steer and bumper over-riders. With bidding still shy of $6000, how can you go wrong?

Holden Commodore SL/EMark our words, these early SL/E Commodores are set to surge in price, so you can tell the other half it’s an investment. This example appears to be a cracker – it’s a ’79 VB so it’s the very first of the Commodores, and it’s powered by a five-litre V8 with all the SL/E luxuries.