They were all special in their day, however on February 19, most of the 15 ‘no reserve’ vehicles in Shannons Melbourne Late Summer Auction potentially represent an affordable entry into Classic club car ownership for successful floor, telephone or internet bidders.
Holden enthusiasts and collectors will have to decide between a lovely Holden HZ Premier 253 V8 sedan, currently showing 184,000 kilometres on its odometer and a nicely presented and similarly unmolested 1984 Holden WB Statesman Deville, both expected to sell in the $12,000-$16,000 range.
Meanwhile, a well-cared-for 1985 Ford XF Falcon GL Sedan showing just over 171,500km on its odometer and a rare manual 1973 Leyland P76 V8 Super Sedan in period colours and low kilometres, are both expected bring $8,000-$10,000.
British car enthusiasts will be eyeing off the fabulously unmolested 1970 Hillman Hunter Royal Sedan that has had just three owners from new and comes to auction as a well-maintained, low mileage example ($7,000-$10,000).
Those with sporting intentions will instead be looking at the 1977 Triumph Stag Convertible coming to auction in basically unmodified condition and recent mechanical work ($14,000-$18,000) and a charming 1960 Austin-Healey 'Bugeye' Sprite that would make a great first club car at its $14,000-$18,000 guiding range.
If you really want a club car that will draw people’s attention, i9s the 1988 Suzuki Mighty Boy Utility in remarkable unmolested condition is the one to bid for.
Thirty years on, when, it was Australia’s cheapest vehicle at $5,795, the diminutive two-door micro pick-up has acquired cult status amongst classic Japanese car enthusiasts and it is now expected to bring $5,000-$8,000.
From France, there is a charming and now rarely seen 1962 Renault Floride S Convertible painted in the distinctive colours of gold and black. Offered with both hard and soft tops, it would be perfect to take to Australia’s many French Car Days at is expected selling price of $8,000-$10,000.
Finally, if you’d like to put on ‘The Ritz’ on a beer budget, Shannons have two well-pedigreed British cars on offer
However, if you are looking for the ultimate status symbol, it’s hard to go past the lovely and well-maintained 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Saloon coming from long-term ownership that is expected to sell for just $12,000 - $16,000.
For more information on the auction contact the Melbourne Auction Team on (03) 8588 0809 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.