Spend up small at Shannons

12 July 2018

• Bumper selection of ‘no reserve’ Classics

• Anticipated price range from $4,000-$200,000

• Affordable entry into Classic vehicle ownership

Small spenders have a great opportunity to put a classic car in their garage at Shannons up-coming Melbourne Winter Auction on July 16, with 30 ‘no reserve’ vehicles amongst the 80 lots crossing the block.

This svelte, factory right hand drive 1959 Jaguar XK150 Drophead Coupe with manual transmission and overdrive is expected to sell with ’no reserve’ in the $60,000-$80,000 range

Two historically important T53 Lowline Cooper Climax racing cars, three exotic Australian-delivered Nissan GT-R R32 coupes, a factory right hand drive 1959 Jaguar XK150 Drophead Coupe and a thumping 1968 Ford Mustang ‘GT 500E Eleanor Replica’ are amongst the high-profile collectibles going to the highest bidder.

This evocative right hand drive 1968 Ford Mustang ‘GT 500E Eleanor Replica’ from South Africa is expected to sell with ’no reserve’ in the $50,000-$60,000 range.

At the other end of the price spectrum, enthusiasts with an eye for value could find a bargain in one of three sought-after MG roadsters, a stylish V12 Jaguar XJ-C Coupe, a two-owner 1974 Citroen D Special, a V8-engined Land-Cruiser FJ40, a restored 1953 Alvis TC21 Saloon, a rare 1947 Triumph 1800 Roadster, a collectible 1973 ‘Suffix B’ early Range Rover, a superb 1993 Bentley Brooklands Saloon, one of four classic Holdens, including a ’barnfind’ 1960 FB Special Sedan, or four locally-built Fords, including a very original, restored XB Fairmont and an XB-based hearse.

This rare and nicely presented 1953 Alvis TC21 Saloon from a local private collection is expected to bring $15,000-$20,000.

The three Nissan GT-Rs already have enthusiasts around Australia salivating, as this is the first time that three of the 100 factory-delivered Australian coupes have come together in the same auction.

One of the Cooper Climax T53s has special significance, as it was originally owned by the late three-times World Driving Champion, Sir Jack Brabham.

This rare 1955 Buick Century Pillarless ‘Ventiports’ sedan offered in largely original ‘project’ condition  is expected to sell with ’no reserve’  in the $10,000-$14,000 range.

At the budget end, one vehicle sure to interest American car collectors is a left hand drive 1955 Buick Century Pillarless ‘Ventiports’ hardtop sedan offered in largely original ‘project’ condition – right down to its rear seat that is still wrapped in its delivery plastic. It is expected to attract strong bidding in the $10,000-$14,000 range.

Also expected to draw strong bidding from enthusiasts is a right hand drive, one family owned 1939 Chevrolet Sloper Sports Coupe offered in restored, ready-to-enjoy condition, that is expected to bring $16,000-$22,000.

Anyone with a business to promote could try for the stylish, as-new 1967 Vespa 150 Super Scooter in stunning black and silver that would be ideal for a restaurant or clothing boutique display if it sells, as expected, for $4,000-$6,000.

View all Shannons July 16 Melbourne Winter Classic Auction Lots

For more information on the auction contact Christophe Boribon on (03) 8588 0809, or 13 4646 (Option 5) or email auctions@shannons.com.au.

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