• Three affordable, head-turning sporting Italians
• Four high quality classic Jaguars
• Two unique classic Porsches – real and retro
With the Aussie dollar down and the housing market sliding, it’s a good time to invest in a quality European and British classic vehicle at Shannons Spring Auction in Sydney on November 5.
This very rare, superbly restored, two-owner 1969 Lombardi Grand Prix Coupe upgraded to 1300 Abarth spec is expected to bring $50,000-$60,000 at Shannons Sydney Spring Auction on November 5.
From Italy, there are three affordable collectibles:
• a charming, bare-metal restored 1970 Fiat 500F
mechanically-upgraded with an enlarged 650cc engine and lowered, modified suspension ($30,000-$40,000);
• a stylish circa-1963 Fiat 2300 Ghia Coupe
– a rare survivor of the estimated 50 right hand drive cars sent to Australia – in ready to enjoy, or restore condition (‘no reserve’ - $12,000-$16,000);
This stylish circa-1963 Fiat 2300 Ghia Coupe in ready to enjoy, or restore condition is expected to sell with ‘no reserve’ in the $12,000-$16,000 range at Shannons Sydney Spring Auction on November 5.
British Jaguar enthusiasts have four wonderful classics to consider:
• the pick of the cats is a New Zealand-delivered 1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster
coming from long-term ownership that underwent a comprehensive, no expense spared bare-metal refurbishment in 2017 ($160,000 - $180,000);
• Mid-sized 1960s classic Jaguar saloon enthusiasts have the choice of a sensitively- upgraded 1963 Jaguar MkII 3.8 manual overdrive Saloon
($50,000 - $60,000) and a beautifully-restored 1964 Jaguar S-Type 3.8 Saloon
extensively-upgraded with power steering, air conditioning and a four-speed GM automatic transmission to make it a very usable classic ($45,000 - $55,000);
• XJS enthusiasts will find the ultimate derivative – a Hong Kong-delivered 1993 XJS 6.0 V12 Convertible
– in the auction, with its odometer reading just 69,109km ($55,000-$65,000).
This superb New Zealand-delivered and fully restored 1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster coming from long-term ownership is expected to sell in the $160,000 - $180,000 range at Shannons Sydney Spring Auction on November 5.
Porsche enthusiasts have the pick of two classic coupes:
• Early Porsches remain rolled-gold collectibles, with a Californian-delivered and beautifully-presented, black 1953 356 'Pre A' Coupe
fitted with a period-correct 1500cc engine expected to bring $200,000 - $220,000.
• Alternatively, if you prefer classic Porsche style with more modern underpinnings, there is a four-wheel-drive 1989 Porsche 911 (Type 964) Carrera 4 Coupe
backdated professionally to 1973 RS Coupe appearance that would make a stunning daily driver, or weekend club car ($120,000-$140,000).
With values of early Porsche still rising around the world, this beautifully presented, 1953 356 'Pre A' Coupe fitted with a period-correct 1500cc engine is expected to bring $200,000 - $220,000 at Shannons Sydney Spring Auction on November 5.
All auction lots will be available for viewing over the coming weekend at Shannons showroom, 65 Reserve Road, St Leonards, from 9am-4pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday.
For more information on the auction contact Stuart Roberts (02) 8019 4179, or Damien Duigan (02) 8019 4180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.