Sale of The Century
Hosts of Sale of the Century:
1980 to 1990: Tony Barber
1991 to 2001: Glenn Ridge

Co-hosts Sale of the Century:
1980 to 1982: Victoria Nicolls
1983 to 1984: Delvene Delaney
1985 to 1990: Alyce Platt
1991 to 1993: Jo Bailey
1994 to 1999: Nicky Buckley
2000 to 2001: Karina Brown

Sale of the Century Trivia

Here are some interesting tidbits about Australia's longest running quiz show. We've got fascinating facts and tantalising trivia — and check out the great hair styles!

Fascinating facts

  • Sale of the Century premiered on the Nine Network in 1980 and ran for 21 years, finishing in November 2001.
  • Number of questions answered correctly and consecutively: Virginia Noel in episode 851 — 14 out of 14.
  • Highest number of questions answered correctly in one episode: David Poltorak, in episode 1443 — 35 out of 55.
  • In episode 376 a contestant answered only one question correctly all night and still won.
  • Youngest person to win the lot was 16-year-old Andrew Werbik in episode 1493.
  • Lowest winning score: $20 in episode 30.
  • Highest winning score: $200 by David Poltorak in episode 1443.
  • Number of times a contestant has won cars on the first night: 13.
  • Largest cash jackpot: $508,000 to Rob Kusmierski.
  • Youngest champ and contestant: 15-year-old Justin Ford (Victoria). Appeared in episodes 129,130, 131 and 132.
  • Most number of questions answered correctly in 60 second fast money: David Poltorak, episode 1443, age 16.
  • The only contestant to have answered all the round one questions correctly is Leesa Selke.
  • Total cash and prizes given away at end 2001: $60,692,993.00
  • Total includes Cash: $16,343,619.00
  • Prizes: $44,349,374.00, over 350 cars
  • Number of episodes that went to air when Sale's final episode went to air on November 25, 2001: 4610 episodes
 
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