• Extensively refurbished RHD Ferrari Dino from long-term ownership
• Sought-after Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster
• Stunning Aston Martin Virage Volante convertible
• Fabulous Australian-delivered Porsche 930 Turbo
Sought-after sporting classics from Italy, the UK, Germany and Japan will be the stars of Shannons upcoming Sydney Autumn Auction on March 12.
Topping the highly-collectible list is a 1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Coupe that has been refurbished mechanically and cosmetically by its fastidious owner of the past 18 years.
Finished in classic Rosso Chiaro, the factory right hand drive coupe is believed to be one of just 235 Dino 246 GTs supplied to the United Kingdom and is understood to have been Maranello Concessionaires’ Earls Court Motor Show car.
With values of Dino 246 Ferraris surging on the International market, Shannons expect this sought-after GT model with its great history to command $620,000-$680,000.
The Holy Grail for Jaguar E-Type collectors in the auction is an ultra-desirable 1962 early Series 1 3.8-litre Roadster.
Like the vast majority of E-type produced, this Roadster found its first owner in the United States, but was professionally converted to right hand drive on its arrival in Australia, where in recent years it joined the collection of the late Ian Cummins
Still finished in same delivery colour scheme of Old English white with black leather upholstery, this highly-desirable E-Type Roadster has been superbly-maintained and still presents in lovely condition today. It is expected to sell in the $185,000-$210,000 range.
Another convertible ‘treasure’ for British sporting car enthusiasts is a well-presented 1993 Aston Martin Virage Volante that is thought to be the only example in Australia.
Finished in its original Aston Green with magnolia leather interior and offered with a full service history, backed by books, this standout V8-engined Aston Martin is expected to bring $150,000-$170,000.
An increasingly collectible German sporting icon in the auction is a fabulous low kilometre Australian-delivered 1982 Porsche 930 Turbo Coupe.
One of only 938 ROW (Rest of World) 930 Turbos built by Porsche in 1982, this very well-kept Rosewood Metallic example is understood to be one of just 21 delivered new in Australia that year and is expected to sell in the $160,000-$185,000 range.
Not as sporting, but uber-stylish and for similar money ($150,000 - $175,000) is a glamorous Australian-delivered, original right-hand drive 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Convertible, coming to auction out of long-term ownership.
Also very stylish is a 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe upgraded to manual overdrive specification that, although an older restoration, remains in exceptional condition ($85,000-$95,000).
However, for modern performance car enthusiasts, there are two very rare and special vehicles in the auction
Adding to its desirability, the two-owners from new 2005 BMW M3 'Competition Package' Coupe is understood to be the only manual E46 M3 Club Sport sold in Australia.
Finished in the unique Club Sport colour scheme of Interlagos Blue with Anthracite leather/cloth upholstery, this fastidiously maintained car, with its odometer now showing just 78,204km, is expected to sell for a relative bargain $60,000-$70,000 compared to its original price.
Rarer still is a 1995 Mazda RX-7 SP Coupe homologation special, one of two Brilliant Black Mazda RX-7 SPs of the 25 built at Mazda Australia’s Kingsgrove facility and the only one surviving
Well-maintained with books, this very collectible locally-developed sporting classic is expected to sell for $80,000-$90,000.
For more information on the auction contact Stuart Roberts (02) 8019 4179 or Damien Duigan (02) 8019 4180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.