• Two-owner MG TF 1500 with low mileage
• Very desirable Norton Commando Mk 3
• Two great early 1950s Austin pedal cars
They can be put on ‘plastic’ and there are a dozen cars, several motorcycles and two pedal cars expected to sell with ‘no reserve’ for less than $20,000 in Shannons upcoming Melbourne Summer Classic Auction on November 27 that could be purchased by credit card.
For Fiat fanciers, there is a well-maintained and nicely-presented maroon with matching cloth upholstery 1969 Fiat 500F ‘Bambino that has recently been enhanced cosmetically.
Fitted with a period-style wood-rimmed steering wheel, the Fiat runs and drives well according to Shannons, who expect it to sell in the $14,000-$18,000 range.
Classic MG enthusiasts could acquire a fabulous two-owners-from-new 1955 MG TF Roadster with the more desirable 1500cc engine for $14,000-$18,000.
Kept it in very original condition by its current long-term enthusiast Ballarat, Victoria owner, the MG is understood to have travelled exceptionally low mileage – remarkable for a 62-year-old car – with Shannons believing it must be one of the last unrestored T-Series left in Australia and hence an ideal ‘preservation class’ candidate.
Another sporting icon to be offered with ‘no reserve’ is a stylish, Type 1, 1960 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe coming to auction after more than 40 years of long-term ownership.
Also expected to sell in the 14,000 - $18,000 range, this well-loved classic has been serviced regularly and features a few upgrades, such as a sunroof, a triple-spoke steering wheel, wider wheels and an ignition kill switch.
Jaguar enthusiasts will be drawn to a well-maintained 1960 MKII 2.4 Saloon presented in unmolested condition.
Equipped with automatic transmission, its original steel wheels and hubcaps and supplied with its original tool kit and manuals, this lovely Jaguar is expected to sell in the $15,000-$20,000 range.
Someone wanting a high performance, modern Jaguar saloon for the price of a classic, will find the ‘no reserve’ 1994 Jaguar XJ-R 'Supercharged' Saloon very appealing – particularly at its estimated guiding range of $15,000-$20,000.
This beautifully-presented Australian-delivered Jaguar XJR 4.0 is understood to be just the third example sold in this country and has benefited from having three enthusiast owners from new.
Boasting a factory sunroof and six CD stacker stereo system, the XJR has been serviced regularly by Jaguar specialists and is now showing just over 81.000km on its odometer at the time of cataloguing.
Two-wheel enthusiasts on a budget are particularly well catered for in the auction, with a recently-restored 1974 Vespa 150cc scooter with bullet sidecar expected to bring $6,000 - $9,000, while a very desirable 1975 Norton Commando Mk3 850 motorcycle from the 'Ian Cummins Collection' with the rear disc brake update, is expected to dell in the $10,000 - $14,000 range.
Finally, if you are a budding classic collector and your budget is limited, Shannons have two very special circa-early 1950s pedal cars in the auction coming from the Ian Cummins Collection – a very desirable circa 1950 Austin J40 (guiding range: $5,000-$8,000) and a rarer and even more desirable Austin Pathfinder ($6,000 - $8,000).
For more information on the auction contact the Melbourne Auction Team on (03) 8588 0809 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.