Upper-crust Classics at Shannons Melbourne Spring Auction
- 21 vehicles offered with ‘no reserve’
- Four Post-War Rolls-Royce and Bentley models
- Exceptional Mercedes-Benz convertibles and coupes
There are some very special Classic vehicles in Shannons Melbourne Spring Auction on Monday (September 23) – some temptingly offered with ‘no reserve’.
The ‘no reserve’ lots include a 1981 Land Rover Series 3 Long Wheelbase Cab Chassis in flat tray configuration with a lift-off hardtop powered by the model’s 2.6 litre six-cylinder petrol engine that would make a great basis for an eye-catching trade vehicle or go-anywhere off-road camper.
It is expected to sell in the $15,000 - $20,000 range, making it a lot cheaper alternative to the new Land-Rover Defender that is due to arrive here mid-next year.
For similar money you could walk away with the keys to a nicely presented ‘no reserve’ 1989 Toyota Supra 'Aero Top' 3.0 Turbo Coupe with indicated low kilometres.
Also ‘no reserve’, but expected to sell for just a little more, are a very nice, three -owners-from-new, former Bay to Birdwood award-winning 1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Saloon and a lovely two-owner 1988 Bentley Eight Saloon with a known history. They are expected to sell for $20,000-$30,000 and $20,000-$25,000 respectively.
Pay just a little more – $26,000-$32,000 – and you could make a more serious statement with a regal 1951 Bentley MK6 4¼ Saloon finished in an attractive two-tone Grey/Blue combination that could benefit from further improvement.
Further up the money tree ($30,000-$40,000), there is beautiful late series 1955 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn 4 1/2 Saloon with rare long-boot factory coachwork that comes to auction with stunning two-tone silver metallic paintwork, fresh from a meticulous restoration.
Or, for something completely different, there is rare and beautifully-restored 1950 Riley RMC Roadster from a deceased estate in a striking white with red colour combination that is expected to sell for the same money ($30,000 - $40,000).
If you’d like to look like a latter-day James Bond, but have only $75,000 - $85,000 spare, you should have a close look at the beautiful dark metallic silver 2007 Aston Martin DB9 Volante V12 Convertible in the auction.
Sporting Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts are spoiled for choice, beginning with a very nice, four-owner 1985 Mercedes-Benz 280CE Coupe in Signal Red with a Beige MB-Tex interior and original books ($15,000-$20,000); an Australian-delivered and well-maintained 2000 Mercedes-Benz CL600 V12 flagship luxury sport coupé with books and history (‘no reserve’ -$30,000 - $40,000); and a stunning Australian-delivered 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Convertible optioned with the super rare removable Panorama Roof hardtop, that is expected to bring $40,000 - $45,000.
However, the standout ‘Benz and one of the highlights of Monday’s auction is a beautiful circa-1959 previous concours-winning and Australian-delivered Mercedes Benz 190SL Convertible that was the subject of a correct restoration some years ago.
Regarded as one of the very better examples in the country, the 190SL is expected to sell in the $180,000 - $210,000 range.
Finally, if you really want to turn heads, Shannons have a very rare, restored and well-presented 1958 BMW 600 'Micro Car' Saloon in Monday’s auction.
Believed to be the only one in the country, it is expected to sell for $45,000 - $55,000.
All lots are available for inspection this weekend at 40 Corporate Drive, Heatherton, from 9.00am - 4.00pm on Saturday 21 September, and from 10.00am - 4.00pm on Sunday 22 September, with Monday’s auction commencing at 7.00pm.
For more information on the auction contact Christophe Boribon on (03) 8588 0809, or 13 4646 (Option 5) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.