2013 Shannons Melb Winter Classic Auction

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Muscle cars, motorcycles and a Mini sell at 2013 Shannons Melbourne Winter Classic Auction

2013 Shannons Melb Winter Classic Auction
2013 Shannons Melb Winter Classic Auction


2013 Shannons Melb Winter Classic Auction

Shannons held its 2013 Melbourne Winter Classic Auction on Monday, 1 July with a total of 67 lots on offer including cars, motorcycles, automobilia and a few other interesting stand-outs like a blasting detonator (sold for $1,200) and a 18ft wooden runabout with trailer (passed in).


Both Ford Mustangs listed on the night sold: a red 1965 A-Code Coupe (RHD), 289ci V8 3-speed auto sold for $29,000 and a red 1969 convertible (RHD) 302ci V8 3-speed auto sold for $39,000.

Other items sold included:

· 1972 Porsche 914 Targa Coupe RHD (precursor to today’s Boxster). Mid-engine 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder 5-speed manual: Sold $11,500.

· 1973 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia convertible LHD. 1600cc 4-cylinder, 4-speed manual . Regarded by some enthusiasts and collectors as the prettiest of all Volkswagens, the cabriolet is more rare than the sleek coupe. Sold $13,750.

· 1968 Bristol 410 2-door Saloon. 8-cylinder, 318ci (Chrysler V8), 3-speed auto. Continuing the Bristol tradition of being built to order, it is believed around only 79 models were built in a two-year production cycle making this a rare collector’s car.

· 1954 MG TF 1250 Roadster. In-line 4-cylinder, 1250cc, 4-speed manual. The TF of 1953 was the last traditional MG and considered the most desirable and most graceful of the T-Series. Sold $37,000. Also listed was a 1953 MG TD2 Roadster which passed in with a guiding range of $25,000 - $30,000.

· 1956 Piaggio Ape AC1 150cc 3-wheeler. Developed as a more practical alternative to the traditional Piaggio-owned Vespa scooter, originally introduced in 1948. Sold $11,500.

· 1968 Morris Mini Cooper-S Replica. 1330cc 4-speed manual. Sold $14,750

· 1969 Ford Capri 1600 Coupe. 1600cc 3-speed auto. Sold $6,000.

· 1989 Jaguar XJS TWR Kit Coupe. Sold $8,000.

· Triumph Tiger 100 Solo. Sold $13,500.


Items passed in included:

Ford Deluxe Convertible LHD - Guide range: $45,000 - $55,000

Chevrolet El Camino Utility (LHD) - Guiding range: $15,000 - $20,000

Condor ‘Moto Chassis’ 250cc Belt drive motorcycle - Guiding range: $12,000 - $15,000

Two Chevrolet Corvettes listed, both LHD:
Targa coupe - guiding range: $52,000 - $58,000, the other passed in $100,000 - $120,000

Ford Thunderbird Convertible LHD - Guiding range: $34,000 - $40,000


Fifteen items of automobilia listed included a 30cm tall porcelain Michelin Man statue which sold for $850, with the highest winning bid of the night for this category of $5,500 going to a Gibarco electric double petrol pump.

Eleven Victorian number plates were listed – and all sold, ranging from $9,500 to $46,000 for a three-digit Heritage plate.

For the full list of items, plus information on upcoming auctions, visit the Shannonswebsite.

The next Shannons car auctions are as follows:

· 2013 Shannons Sydney Custom & Collectable Auction at MotorEx on Sunday 21 July. Preview here

· 2013 Shannons Melbourne Spring Classic Auction on Monday, 23 September.

· 2013 Shannons Sydney Spring Classic Auction on Monday, 21 October.

Visit the Shannons website for full details and to preview the lots available or to register.


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