Automotive collectibles in Shannons Autumn Timed Online Memorabilia Auction
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Automotive collectibles in Shannons Autumn Timed Online Memorabilia Auction

By Shannons - 29 March 2022
  • More than 300 lots for ‘man caves’ and collectors
  • Around 50 sought-after enamel garage signs
  • Many collectible Michelin items
  • All lots with 'no reserve'

With more than 300 lots on offer featuring several significant collections, Shannons Timed Online Memorabilia Auction from 31 March – April 5 should be on every collectors’ calendar.

The growth in interest in automotive memorabilia during COVID restrictions – particularly to decorate ‘man caves’ that often house classic cars and motorcycles – garagenalia from enamel signs and old oil cans and from petrol pumps to workshop manuals and automotive art, has been changing hands at record prices in Australia.

This restored Wayne petrol pump in Ampol Super Boron livery is expected to sell for $2,500-$3,500.

Shannons first timed online automobilia auction addresses this market directly, with more than 50 classic garage enamel signs, seven period fuel pumps, many pieces of automotive artwork and a number of branded oil cans on offer.

Of particular interest to serious collectors will be the items of Michelin memorabilia, ranging from enamel garage signs to ‘Bibendum’ figurines, lamps and a thermometer, starting from an expected $500.

This full set of James Flood swapcards is expected to sell for $150-$200

Automotive artwork in the auction includes a framed print covering the story of Holden from 1948-1998 (guiding range $400-$600); a framed poster of Bentley at Le Mans in 1929 ($1,000-$1,500); a framed and signed print of Peter Brock’s nine Bathurst victories ($500-$1,000); a Holden Racing Team tee-shirt ($2100-$400); a framed Fredd Briggs painting depicting Mark Webber’s 2004 season with Jaguar ($1,500-$2,000); another signed Briggs watercolour original of Glenn Seton and Neil Crompton battling in their Falcons ($600-$1,000); a full set of James Flood swap cards ($100-$200) and a large vinyl print of the 1959 Le Mans-winning Aston Martin DBR1-300 ($1,500-$2,000).

This boxed collection of 52, 1/43rd scale Ferrari model cars is expected to bring $1,200-$1,800.

Plus various workshop and owners’ manuals, marque books and model cars.

One of the most desirable pieces of art could be a 122mm x 63mm framed circa-1985 ‘Peter Brock Gets Mobilised’ HDT VK Group A dealership poster featuring Brock and his ‘05’ racing Holden ($1,000-$1,500).

This unrestored Austin J40 child’s pedal car is expected to sell for $3,000-$5,000

One for younger enthusiasts is a unrestored but very collectible childs’ Austin J40 pedal car offered with some parts and expected to bring $3,000-$5,000.

But perhaps the most sought-after lot of the auction is the Charity Lot 26 of The 1971 Ford Falcon XY GT-HO Phase III Register book by Ross Vasse (No. 001 of 300 produced) which is expected to sell with ‘no reserve’ in the $5,000 - $10,000 range.

Bidding for the 2022 Shannons Autumn Memorabilia Timed Online Auction opens this Thursday, March 31 and closes progressively on Tuesday evening next week, April 5.

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