You can keep your Bored Apes, Pudgy Penguins and pixelated punks… here’s what Aussies want* from a non-fungible token (NFT) series – classic ’70s Holden Torana muscle cars.


A few months after The Australian auction house Lloyds sold a Subaru driven by Colin McRae for $500k in Bitcoin, it’s now auctioning more than 50 Holden Torana A9X NFTs.

The NFTs, which are high-resolution 3D representations of the cars, will go to auction on December 18. According to the auction house, they will all be completely unreserved and each come with “varying levels of bonuses, benefits, and experiences that could be worth thousands”.

“Some of the benefits of owning the NFT include massive shopping discounts with Lloyds Auctions, as well as a framed picture of the digital NFT for those that need to hold something to know it’s real along with an ICAARS certificate of authenticity,” said Lloyds in a statement posted on Twitter.

ICAARS (International Classic Automobile Authentication And Rating System) is Australia’s leading classic car verification organisation, and has verified the the NFTs as being the correct representation of the actual, factory-built Holden Torana A9X first sold 44 years ago.

“NFTs have gained more awareness and confidence over the past couple of months especially in Australia and the target audiences that are interested in them is continuously growing,” said Lloyds chief operations officer Lee Hames.

Lloyds’ Holden Torana A9X online auction.

If the success of another recent Lloyds NFT sale is anything to go by, this Torana series could be a hit. The auction house, on behalf of Blockstars Technology, flogged Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III Digicar Art NFT collectibles for a whopping $50,000 each in September.

At the time of writing, most of the Torana NFTs seem to be sitting at about $100-$200. The most expensive virtual vehicle on offer, however, is the 1977 Holden Torana A9X 4 Door in Papaya with Slate Black Interior, which currently has a bid price of $1,302.