• Something for everyone this Sunday
• Four great children’s vehicles
• Collectible ‘mini’ cars from Britain, Germany and Italy
• Low kilometre Harley-Davidson V-Rod
• NSW B&W number plates ‘201’ and ‘1943’
The opportunities to acquire a great classic, large or small, will be on for young and old at Shannons Late Autumn Classic Auction in conjunction with the Hot Rod & Custom Auto Expo at Sydney' Rosehill Racecourse at 2pm this Sunday (May 27).
For young enthusiasts - and their doting parents or grandparents - there are four great children’s’ vehicles – offered at ‘no reserve’ – headed by a collectible 1.4 metre-long c1950’s Austin J40 Pedal Car that is expected to sell in the $4,000-$6,000 range based on recent local and international sales.
Others for the kids are a 1.8 metre long Ford Model T powered by 3.5HP Briggs & Stratton Petrol Engine ($2,500 - $3,000); a one metre-long c1940's Cyclops Tricycle with Sidecar ($600-$800) and an 84cm-long 1940s Tin Plate pedal car in the style of 1940s Chevrolet.
Also small, but this time for adults, are six increasingly collectable mini cars in the auction, led by a brace of restored Mini Coopers – a 1962 Cooper 997 saloon ($35,000-$45,000) and a stunning 1970 Morris Mini Cooper S MkII ($50,000-$60,000) while a 1964 Morris Mini 850 Van is expected to sell with ‘no reserve’ for $12,0000-$16,000.
From Germany there is a rarely-seen and very collectible 1963 BMW Isetta 300 Microcar with a lovely patina ($35,000 - $45,000), while from Italy comes a ‘no reserve’ c1950 Fiat 500C Topolino Coupe ($18,000 - $22,000).
Two wheel enthusiasts will be looking at the 2003 Harley-Davidson VRSCA V-Rod 100th Anniversary Edition motorcycle that has enjoyed one owner from new and covered just 6,429km in the last 15 years.
Originally purchased for $36,363, it is expected to sell with ‘no reserve’ for a more affordable $10,000 - $15,000.
There are four black and white numerical number plates in this Shannons auction, with the big money ($150,000 - $190,000) expected on the three-digit plate ‘201’, while older enthusiasts and collectors are expected to bid up the birth-year plate ‘1943’ to $45,000-$60,000.
Finally there are also two great ‘cruisers’ in the auction – one for the road and the other off the beaten track.
For sheer presence it’s hard to beat the 1959 Ford Fairlane Galaxie 2-Door Hardtop Coupe now running a Ford 351 Cleveland V8 engine ($25,000-$35,000), while for off-road ‘cred’, the very original, mechanically-refurbished 1976 Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser SWB Wagon is expected to sell with ‘no reserve’ between $18,000 - $24,000.
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.
For more information on the auction contact Stuart Roberts (02) 8019 4179 or Damien Duigan (02) 8019 4180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.