Melbourne, AUS, May 27 – There’s an eclectic mix of classic vehicles coming up for economic, environmentally friendly prices at the Shannons Melbourne Winter auction on Monday June 2.
Here are some of the highlights:
Unreserved Falcon XWGT
Owned for the past five years by the current owner, the Brambles Red XW GT being auctioned unreserved by Shannons is an older restoration.
It has spent most of its life in Central Victoria, and is believed to have had five owners, including an avid muscle car collector who kept it for around 15 years.
The car’s original JG33 engine was destroyed early in the vehicle’s life and it is now fitted with a 351 4V Cleveland motor (with prefix JG66) believed to be out of an XA GT Coupe, coupled to a 3-speed automatic transmission.
The XW GT was at one stage involved in a collision that saw most of its front panels replaced. It will be sold unreserved and unregistered and with no roadworthy certificate.
Two Shelbys and five Mustangs will be going under the hammer at Shannons on June 2, making the event Pony car paradise for Ford enthusiasts.
The highly sought-after Shelby Fastbacks are a red rally-prepared right hand drive 1968 GT350 five-speed manual and a metallic blue left hand drive 1969 GT500 3-speed automatic that are expected to sell for $170-$200,000 and $135-$150,000 respectively.
The GT350 comes with its original four-speed gearbox and trim to allow it to be retuned to factory original condition.
The Mustangs consist of a beautiful yellow right hand drive 1970 Mustang Boss 302 Fastback ($68-$78,000), a rare 1967 ‘S-Code’ right hand drive white Mustang GTA 390 Fastback ($65-$73,000), a left hand drive white 1966 Mustang ‘A Code’ coupe ($28-$36,000) and a right hand drive pale yellow 1966 Mustang coupe ($24-$28,000).
Shannons are also offering two superbly restored early 1970s Honda Mini Bikes – – a 1971 Honda SL70 KO and a 1973 Honda XR75 KO – at the June 2 auction.
Because of their exceptional condition and collectability, Shannons expect the 1971 Honda to sell for $3,000-$6,000 and the XR75 for $4,000-$7,000.
A 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 and is in exceptional condition.
Shannons expect it to sell in the $8-$12,000 range, with all proceeds going to Whitelion to assist its further work with disadvantaged young people.
It’s not yet Spring, but sports car enthusiasts can get an early start with the range of attractively-priced classics being sold by Shannons on June 2 in Melbourne.
The budget-priced ‘sporties’ start with a red 1966 Austin Healey Sprite MkII Roadster that Shannons expect to sell unreserved in the $6-9,000 range.
Alternatively, there’s an unreserved Turquoise 1961 Sunbeam Alpine Series 2 Convertible being sold with a rare hardtop that is expected to go for $8-$12,000.
Also from Britain is a green 1978 MGB rubber bumper model with an estimated selling range of $10-$14,000.
Italian sports car enthusiasts have a choice of a red 1975 Lancia Fulvia Series 3 Coupe ($10-$14,000) and an unreserved red 1986 Alfa Romeo 2000 Veloce Spider ($10-$15,000).
For slightly more (around $14-$18,000) there’s a 1971 Burgundy Mercedes-Benz 350SL Convertible with hardtop, a red 1973 Porsche 914 fitted with a six cylinder engine ($20-$28,000) and a red 1990 TD 200 Roadster ($18-24,000).
Finally, if you’d rather invest you cash in smaller metal object that don’t require fuel, there is a choice of rare and increasing collectable blue and white Victorian number plates.
The number 2471 is expected to sell for $22-$28,000, 997 (perfect for current Porsche 911 owners) should sell for $70-$78,000, while Shannons expect the highly desirable Victorian number 32 to be in demand at its anticipated selling price of $320-$370,000.
All auction lots can be inspected from 9.00am until 4.00pm on Saturday May 31 and Sunday June 1 at Shannons showroom, 321 Warrigal Road, Cheltenham. Monday’s auction starts at 7.00pm.
To view all auction lots visit www.shannons.com.au