Classic Holden HT GTS Monaro sells for record price at Gold Coast auction

A VINTAGE Holden HT GTS Monaro Coupe dubbed the “pride of the fleet” has sold for a record-breaking price at a classic car auction on the Gold Coast.

The pristine 1970s race car sold for a staggering $312,000 at Lloyd’s Auction in Carrara on Saturday. It’s a new record price for the Monaro model which first sold for less than $4000.

The “Platinum Metallic” Monaro boasts five seats, a meaty 5.7 litre V8 Chevrolet engine, a two-speed power glide automatic transmission and twin air scoops on the bonnet.


PHOTOS: Lloyds Auctioneers Gold Coast /

With just 119,000km on the odometer, more than 160,000 potential buyers were expected to tune into the auction’s live stream online for a chance to snap up the piece of Aussie motoring history.

The same auction house sold a vintage 1977 Torana for $260,000 within a matter of minutes back in January.