As any art collector will tell you, when an artist passes away their work immediately becomes more valuable because no more can be produced. The same, it seems, is true of cars with at least six Australian-made muscle cars selling for at least $1 million in 2021, as collectors scrambled to secure a piece of history.

Obviously all of these models were already out of production before the start of this year - some for 40 years - but the demise of Holden at the start of 2020 and the travel restrictions caused by the global pandemic appear to have combined to drive car collectors into the next level of value and desirability.

Here then are the most expensive publicly sold Australian muscle cars for the year.

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