Shannons Sydney Classic Vehicle Auction

An eclectic mix of classic vehicles from a sleek Ferrari coupe to a chunky Dennis Fire Truck has been assembled for Shannons Sydney Classic auction on February 9.

A gym-load of iconic Australian Muscle cars, a number of British and European sporting and luxury cars and a collection of black and white NSW number plates, garage memorabilia and model cars have resulted in a recession-proof catalogue with something for every enthusiast and every budget.

The silver 1981 Ferrari 308 GTS Targa coupe was purchased from Maranello Concessionaires in the UK and has covered only 33,980 miles since new. It arrived in Australia four years ago in the hands of its third owner and comes with full books, a complete history and a predicted selling price of $68-$76,000.

It’s been many years since the ‘Ferrari’ red’ 1936 Dennis Fire Truck ever fired a hose in anger, but these vehicles remain very popular and sought-after commercial classics, with Shannons predicting a sale in the $14-$20,000 range.

The three very realistically-priced Australian Muscle Cars in the auction are a striking March 17 (lime) Green 1972 LJ Torana XU-1 ($45-$55,000), a stand-out Magenta E37 Six Pack R/T Charger ($45-$55,000) that has been carefully stored for much of its life and a totally immaculate Platinum Silver 1969 Holden HT Monaro GTS 307 automatic coupe, described by Shannons Sydney auction staff as one of the best they have seen ($65-$75,000).

Meanwhile, for those still with Champagne tastes but beer budgets, there are some potential bargains amongst the British and European gentry.

The sophisticated classics being offered with no reserve prices include a well-presented 1968 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Saloon ($10-$15,000), a beautiful 1987 Daimler Double Six 5.3 litre V12 Saloon ($8-$12,000) and a collectible and highly-desirable ‘shed-find’ high-performance 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 V8 saloon ($3-$5,000).

Auction info www.shannons.com.au

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