Shannons bring real horsepower to Rosehill Racecourse

24 May 2018

• Two stunning Boss Mustangs

• Rare 1959 Ford Fairlane Galaxie 2-door 'cruiser'

• Awesome Robnell Cobra '472 stroker'

• Many 'No reserve' Australian Muscle Cars

Shannons is bringing some serious horsepower to its upcoming Late Autumn Classic Auction in conjunction with the Hot Rod & Custom Auto Expo at Sydney' Rosehill Racecourse at 2pm this Sunday, May 27, with two mighty Boss Mustangs heading a bevy of muscle cars crossing the block.

The ‘ultimate Mustang’ in Sunday’s Shannons auction at Sydney’s Rosehill Racecourse is this stunning 600HP 1970 model Boss Mustang 429 Fastback factory fitted with all the sought-after performance options, which is expected to sell in the $340,000-$380,000 range.

The standout of these heavy hitters is a stunning 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback.

Regarded by many enthusiasts as the ultimate Mustang, the Grabber Blue with White Knit Vinyl Décor upholstery car was factory-fitted with all the sought-after Boss 429 features, including a manual gearbox, the Drag Pack, power front disc brakes and competition suspension and has since been restored to a high standard.

Arriving in Australia in 1996, the car’s engine has been rebuilt with a new longer stroke crankshaft, new pistons and rods, while its induction system was upgraded with a Holman & Moody-type induction system with twin carburettors.

Dyno-tested to confirm 595.9 horsepower at 6000rpm, the Mustang now shows just 33,360 miles on its odometer. Shannons believe it to be one of the finest 1970 Boss 429s to come on the market and expect it to sell in the $340,000-$380,000 range.

An excellent alternative for Mustang enthusiasts is a highly-optioned 1970 Boss 302 Mustang that has been restored professionally to ‘as-new’ condition since it arrived in Australia in 2007, with more than $55,000 since invested in the project between 2013-2015. 

Built in March 1970, the Mustang was delivered with a unique combination of options, including a close-ratio four-speed gearbox, the 3.91 Traction-Lok rear axle, an Evaporative Emissions system, power steering, a tacho and an AM radio and is expected to sell in the $115,000-$130,000 range.

This standout right hand drive 1959 Ford Fairlane Galaxie 2-Door Hardtop Coupe now running a later model Ford 351 Cleveland V8 engine is the perfect cruiser for enthusiasts prepared to pay its expected $25,000-$35,000 selling price.

Other great American cars in the auction include an extensively refurbished LHD 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible with great cosmetics ($45,000-$55,000) and a RHD 1959 Ford Fairlane Galaxie 2-Door Hardtop Coupe now running a later model Ford 351 Cleveland V8 engine along with Ford XY front disc brakes make this the ultimate ‘cruiser’ ($25,000-$35,000).

This multi-trophy winning 1989 Robnell Cobra ‘Replica’ Roadster fitted with a 472-cid stroker V8 and a Top-Loader gearbox is expected to sell in the $85,000-$100,000 range.

Australian Muscle Cars are well represented in the auction, with the standout being a multi-trophy winning 1989 Robnell Cobra 'Replica' Roadster whose specification has been upgraded in recent years to a 472 stroker V8 with a Top-Loader gearbox mated to an 8-inch Salisbury limited-slip differential.

Fitted with numerous period-correct details, this awesome big-block Robnell Cobra is expected to sell in the $85,000 - $100,000 range.

Another Australian Muscle Car that will catch the eye of enthusiasts is a 1976 Holden LX Torana V8 Hatchback upgraded with 308-cid V8 running gear by its long-term owner, that is expected to sell for $50,000 - $65,000.

A bevy of sought-after Australian Muscle Cars from the one private Sydney collection will also be offered at ‘no reserve’ in the auction.

This very desirable ‘Yellow Dolly‘ 1971 Holden LC Torana GTR offered with its complete factory original motor is expected to sell with ‘no reserve’ in the $60,000-$80,000 range.

These include a desirable ‘Yellow Dolly‘ 1971 Holden LC Torana GTR 2-door sedan with books and accompanied with the complete factory original motor (guiding range $60,000-$80,000); a 1983 Holden HDT VH Commodore SS Group 3 sedan supplied with original books and HDT documents and showing less than 100,000km on the clock ($60,000-$75,000); a rare Limited Edition 1972 Holden HQ SS 253 V8 sedan upgraded to 308-cid V8 running gear ($40,000 - $45,000); and a desirable 1974 Holden HQ Monaro GTS 253 four-speed manual sedan finished in the eye-catching colour combination of Barbados Green with Chestnut trim ($45,000 - $55,000).

This 1983 Holden HDT VH Commodore SS Group 3 sedan offered with  less than 100,000km showing on its odometer is expected to sell with ‘no reserve’ in the $60,000-$75,000 range.

All auction lots are available for viewing this weekend from 9.00am-5.00pm on Saturday and 9.00am-1.30pm on Sunday, with the auction following at 2.00pm.

View all Shannons May 27 Sydney Classic Auction Lots

For more information on the auction contact Stuart Roberts (02) 8019 4179 or Damien Duigan (02) 8019 4180 or email

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