Wild eight-wheeled custom Caddy steals headlines at Aussie sale

| 24 Feb 2014

An AUS$177k Mustang may have topped the results at Shannons' recent Melbourne auction, but an outrageous Caddy stole the headlines.

The 1977 Eldorado Biarritz Coupe fitted with a central spa bath and a slide-out under-bonnet gas BBQ (seriously!) caused quite a furore when it went under the hammer, eventually selling to a French bidder for AUS$39,000.

The top-selling Mustang was a multiple trophy winning 1968 Shelby GT350 Convertible and was joined in the sale by a 1966 Hertz rep that made AUS$41k.

The standout result of the Australian cars on offer was the AUS$84,000 paid for a Daytona Bronze 1969 Holden HT Monaro GTS ‘Bathurst Special’ that is believed to have had an early 1970s racing history.

Equally interesting for fans of Aussie-built cars was the 1970 Bolwell Nagari that bid to AUS$55k. Although now converted for road use, the V8 baby GT has significant racing history.

Also standing out was a very early Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser, the restored 1963 model making just under AUS$23,000.

Bargain of the sale was the Ferrari 400i that made AUS$16k, which at current exchange rates is just over £8500.

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