Auction prices for Holdens have been on the rise since the Lion brand shut down in 2020, and this rare, original condition classic could be the next model to fetch a small fortune.

The 1968 Holden HK GTS Monaro 327 Bathurst Coupe finished in Silver Mink and with matching numbers is one of approximately 400 cars being sold by Lloyds Auctions on Saturday (February 26) and it’s expected to attract the highest bid.

This near-original HK Monaro GTS is tipped to sell for more than half a million dollars.

It’s currently sitting at $137,000 but Lloyds Auctions’ Chief Operations Officer, Lee Hames, believes it could end up selling for more than $500,000.

“This is an iconic vehicle that all Aussies love and it will only continue to increase in value as they become harder to find,” Hames said. 

“We have had an extreme amount of enquiry for this spectacular classic, it is the most anticipated car of the auction, and we expect that it will reach record prices of around $500k,” he added. 

The interior is in good condition and all-original.

That confidence is based on both the condition of the car and recent history, with a similar Bathurst Monaro selling for $320,000 in October 2020, before prices for collectable Holdens sky-rocketed. Since then a pair of HSV GTSR Maloo W1 have sold for more than $1m each as did Peter Brock’s personal 1985 HDT Commodore VK SS Group A.

This particular car is still finished in the mostly original paint and has an unmolested interior. It’s showing “just over” 57,000-miles on the odometer.

The original 327ci V8 is still under the bonnet.

Under the bonnet is a 327ci V8 that made 250hp when new, and it’s mated to a four-speed manual gearbox and limited-slip rear differential.

In our recent rating of the Top 10 Holdens of all-time the HK Monaro was hailed as the brand’s first real ‘hero model’ thanks to its V8 engine and success at Mt Panorama.

When it comes to rare and collectable Holdens this one is likely to be much sought after.

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