Two big collections of Australian muscle cars will go under the hammer in the coming weeks, with two expecting to fetch in excess of $500,000 each.

Two of Australia’s largest collectible vehicle auction houses are putting more than 500 muscle cars under the hammer in the coming weeks – with a total combined value of more than $13 million.

Within the listings is prized metal, including an iconic 1988 Holden VL Group A Walkinshaw with just 15,667 kilometres on its odometer. As a price guide, another example – also sold by Lloyds Auctions – has expectations of fetching $1 million.

Powered by a 7.0-litre ‘LS7’ V8 that produced 375kW/640Nm, the W427 had the biggest engine ever fitted to an Australian-made production car.

The pre-war sports coupe – built by defunct French luxury marque Delage and powered by a historically-significant Hispano Suiza engine – is believed to be one of nine left in the world.

If you prefer later mode yet unique metal, a curiously right-hand drive 2000 Lincoln LS is being offered with a guide of $10,000-$15,000.

Justin Narayan

After more than a decade working in the product planning and marketing departments of brands like Kia, Subaru and Peugeot, Justin Narayan returned to being a motoring writer – the very first job he held in the industry.

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