Shannons to Auction Muscle Cars at MotorEx

. July 3, 2009

Shannons has ‘muscled-in’ on Australia’s largest and most prestigious motoring enthusiast event, putting a gym-load of iconic 60’s and 70’s American and Australian performance cars under the hammer at Meguiar’s MotorEx on Sunday July 12.

With the Sydney Motor Show taking a sabbatical this year, Shannons is making MotorEx its major New South Wales classic vehicle auction for 2009 and has assembled more than 50 special and collectible vehicles and memorabilia items for the sale at the Sydney Showground.

For Monaro lovers, there’s a brutal Bright Blue Metallic ‘Bathurst’ 1968 Holden Monaro GTS 327 coupe that featured in a recent ‘Underbelly – A Tale of Two Cities’ episode. It is expected to sell in the $130,000-$150,000 range.

Alternatively, Monaro enthusiasts on a tighter budget can get the same muscular ‘street cred’ by bidding for a very original Spanish Red, Sydney-built Monaro GTS 186S that has recorded just 48,000 miles from new – all covered by its one, now elderly, lady owner.

Because of its special provenance and unique unmolested condition, Shannons believes it will find its second owner in the $32,000-$38,000 bracket.

If you’d rather your muscles in a ‘six-pack’, there’s a very desirable three-owner Chateaux Mauve 1972 Holden Torana XU-1 that has been comprehensively restored both bodily and mechanically over the past two years and is expected to sell in the $50,000-$60,000 range.

American muscle fans are being offered a real treat – a rare and magnificent Mulsanne Blue Metallic factory ‘big block’ 1970 Corvette Stingray 454-cid/390HP Convertible fitted with a four-speed manual transmission, white soft-top and removable colour-coded hardtop. Shannons says the left hand drive car is a fantastic driver with the potential to be a good show car and expect it to sell in the $75,000-$90,000 range.

Alternatively, ‘Vette’ enthusiasts can bid for a red, right hand drive 1971 Corvette Stingray with 350-cid V8 engine and three-speed automatic transmission that was previously the subject of a nut-and-bolt restoration (guiding range $22,000-$28,000).

Falcon GT fanciers have the chance to purchase a genuine two-owner Grecian Gold 1969 XW GT 4-speed manual sedan with a rebuilt engine and 126,000 miles on the clock for around $85,000-$95,000. Or they can look Stateside with four muscular Mustangs in the auction.

The top Pony Car on offer is a 2008-model right hand drive Shelby Mustang GT500 coupe ($150,000-$175,000), while classic Mustang enthusiasts can choose amongst a professionally-restored and award-winning 1965 left hand drive 289-cid V8 Poppy Red Mustang Fastback ($54,000-$64,000), a well-presented right hand drive, Vintage Burgundy 1966-model Mustang Fastback ($48,000-$58,000) or a very attractive Acapulco Blue 302-cid V8-engined left hand drive 1969 Mustang Grande Convertible ($35,000-$45,000).

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