Seven82 Motors June auction watch

Plenty of killer feature cars and restored classics are going under the hammer


Seven82 Motors has become one of Australia’s premier auction houses for stunning classic cars, and this month’s auction is no exception.

There’s a corker collection of metal, including several Street Machine feature cars and a bevy of sought-after 60s and 70s performance heroes. You’ll find the full list of cars here, but scroll on for a few highlights.

We stuck Mario Colallilo’s incredible ‘59 Coupe de Ville – dubbed ‘WILD CAD’ – on the cover of our October 2010 issue. The 454-cube stunner was a six-year build and cleaned up the show scene both here and in the States, claiming Top Custom at MotorEx 2010 and SEMA’s GM Design Excellence Award to name a couple.

There are far too many custom touches to cover here, but big-ticket items include a five-inch roof chop, custom front and rear glass, a powered tilting bonnet, and huge amounts of smoothing inside and out. It all rests on a custom chassis, makes 450hp, and wears gorgeous paint laid by Gene Winfield. Since being finished, it’s travelled just 11km under its own steam.

This unmissable ‘71 Plymouth ‘Cuda runs a 650hp 496ci stroker Hemi with a six-pack triple carb arrangement, paired to a five-speed Tremec TKO 600 manual and 8.75-inch diff with 3.9 gears.

It’s also copped a tubular front member, beefed-up swaybar, coilovers, rack-and pinion steering, and big Wilwood brakes to smarten up the handling. With a rotisserie restoration and modifications carried out in 2013, the Sassy Grass Green car is still in near-immaculate shape.

Few street machiners would be unfamiliar with Down Town Kustoms, Graeme Brewer’s Taree business known for turning out some of Australia’s best street cars. They turned their hand to Glenn Smith’s F100 a few years back, which subsequently appeared in our July ‘21 issue.

Under the bonnet is a 315kW late model Miami, pillaged from a 2011 FPV GS alongside its smooth ZF six-speed auto.

Though it doesn’t feature wild exterior mods or showstopping paint, there’s plenty of gorgeous custom work underneath like a DTK rear clip, Slam Specialties airbags, and a triangulated four-link visible by lifting the tub floor.

The bench seat and factory-look gauge cluster carry the survivor theme perfectly, with a set of Dakota gauges and floor-mounted handbrake integrated seamlessly.

This HQ LS Monaro also got a showing in SM, featuring in the March ‘21 issue under the ownership of Dave Guilfoyle. Dave rebuilt the car over a five-year period, slotting in a tough 421ci solid-roller small-block Chev and manualised TH400.

Though initially set up for E85, it now runs a diet of pump 98 and spits out a proven 623hp. Tubs, Weld V-Series rolling stock and GTS gear round out the super-neat package

Here’s a suitably loud XC panel van, dressed as a replica of the current owner’s 70s ride. Though originally ordered as a column-shifted six with a bench seat, it now packs a warmed-up 351 Cleveland, BorgWarner single rail manual, and Budget Green paint.

For full surfer van spec, it’s a sought-after tailgate version instead of the more commercial barn-door arrangement.

Ochre interior trim and bucket seats with houndstooth inserts also replicate the original van’s look, creating a cool contrast with the bright green.

Fancy a B-body Mopar that’s a little bit different than the usual Charger? This left-hook ‘68 Dodge Coronet has been in Australia since 2018, receiving a closed-door respray last year during a mild freshen-up.

It’s powered by the numbers-matching 383 with an upgraded new cam and matching lifters, plus Pertronix ignition in place of the less-than-reliable factory points system. With seating for six and added front lap belts, it’s ready for cruising.

Bidding for these lots and much more is live now, wrapping up at 6pm on June 20.