Something for everyone this Sunday

25 May 2018

• 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).

This 1950s Austin J40 pedal car would make a great gift for any child, or savvy collector  when it goes under the hammer with ’no reserve’ at Shannons Late Autumn Auction at Sydney’s Rosehill Racecourse from 2pm on Sunday, where it is expected to bring $4,000-$6,000.

Childs’ play

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.

Good things come in small packages for microcar enthusiasts, with this very collectible 1963 BMW Isetta 300 Microcar expected to sell for $35,000-$45,000.

Small wonders

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).

This 2003 Harley-Davidson VRSCA V-Rod 100th Anniversary Edition motorcycle that has covered just 6,429km from new is expected to sell with ‘no reserve’ for $10,000 - $15,000.

Bikes

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.

Number plates

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.

If you want respect off-road, it’s hard to go past this mechanically refurbished 1976 Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser SWB Wagon that is expected to sell with ‘no reserve’ between $18,000 - $24,000.

Cruisers

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.

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 auctions@shannons.com.au.

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