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.

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