More than 2000 lots were auctioned off this weekend from the D’Alberto Brothers Private Collection, with several classic and modern Holdens drawing huge sums of cash.
A total of 66 bids saw it reach its final selling price of $340,000, which is astonishing even for a flawless rarity.
With only 1308km on the odometer, it’s never been registered, and is likely one of the only Walkinshaws in the world in such a condition.
Following the Walky was an iconic Holden of a similar vintage, a 1985 VK HDT Brock Commodore Group A SS. The Blue Meanie also wears build number #333 and picked up $305,000.
Auction house Burns & Co says it’s showing 2375km and was also owned by the D’Alberto family since new.
Something less of a rarity, but equally desirable in good condition, is the 1970 Holden Monaro GTS 186.
Pre-Commodore heroes: HK Monaro GTS
The 313 miles (or 503.6km) showing and 4-speed manual gearbox go some way to explaining the $240,000 it sold for.
A 2008 HSV W427 was also in high demand, with number #93 of 137 built grabbing $220,000 after 44 bids.
The W427 has only travelled 114km in its lifetime, and is in “dealership condition, straight from the factory with stickers and paperwork.”
Several other cars also made six figures during the weekend’s bidding. A 1994 VN Commodore Group A SS picked up $210,000, due to its rare build number - #333 of 302.
“Given the situation of the D’Alberto Family already owning 3 other Group A models with the same build number, a special build # of 333 was assigned to this vehicle.”
A HT Monaro 308 picked up $170,000, while a 1970 LC Holden Torana GTR went for $165K. An ‘86 VL Brock Group A went for $155K, and a more modern 2005 VZ Monaro CV8Z took the same.
Rounding out the six-figure club were a 2002 HSV GTS Coupe, grabbing $132,500 and an example of one of the first Holdens ever built, a 1948 48-215 Holden FX, build number 46, with 22,238 miles (35,780km) and a final bid of $130,000.
Other notable efforts were a rare 1999 HSV XU8 with only 389km showing which picked up $57,000. It’s #96 of 141 and one of only 69 built in manual.
The 17th Holden Magnum Ute built also made an appearance, picking up $67,000.
Though very few of the 2000 lots were actually cars, it’s worth looking through the results page at the Burns & Co site to see what a frenzy the auction was.