1963 Holden EH Special Station Wagon restored by disadvantaged young people with the encouragement of the late Peter Brock will be auctioned by Shannons in Melbourne on Monday, June 2 with no reserve price.
The shiny grey wagon with its white roof, period sun-shade and red vinyl interior is the result of nearly two years’ work by a Whitelion’s Young Lions team in conjunction with volunteer mentors at Penfold City Holden of Burnley.
Whitelion supports young people leaving custody and the out-of-home care system by helping them develop confidence and self-esteem as they learn and practice new skills.
The late Peter Brock was the Patron of the Whitelion EH project and launched it in June 2006 – just three months before his death – inspiring many participants and sponsors to join
Penfold City Holden staff provided on-going encouragement and technical support throughout the vehicle’s restoration, while a number of other automotive organizations assisted with parts and services.
Shannons, who are auctioning the EH for no fee, say the vehicle with its 149-cid six-cylinder engine and three-speed manual gearbox with column shift has been nicely and correctly restored.
It is expected to sell with no reserve in the $8-$12,000 range. All proceeds will go to Whitelion to assist its further work with disadvantaged young people.
The EH Station Wagon is amongst a number of interesting classics in Shannons Melbourne Winter Auction on June 2.
Other lots include a Shelby Mustang GT 350, a Torana A9X sedan, a Holden VL Walkinshaw Group A SS sedan, a TD 2000 MG-replica roadster and a Porsche diesel Junior tractor.