Aussie Muscle at Shannons

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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Excellent metal up for grabs

Shannons’ Sydney Winter Classic Auction has got a great array of metal that’ll cater to just about every type of petrol head.

However, no Shannons auction would be complete without some Aussie muscle cars in the action.

Here are our picks:

1972 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1

1972 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1

A November 1972 build, this XU-1 was first delivered in 1973 to a lucky customer in Queensland. It is sporting period correct and very rare ‘March 17 Green’ paint, which, interestingly, was created to celebrate St Patricks Day. According to Shannons, the GTR has only had three Queensland owners from new and has been in the possession of the current owner for the last 21 years. Shannons adds that the Torana is showing just 106,150 miles on the clock from new and will come supplied with its original owner’s manuals and books. Estimate for the XU-1 is $100,000-$115,000.

1972 Chrysler VH Valiant Charger

1972 Chrysler VH Valiant Charger

First sold through Eastside Chrysler of Nunawading in 1972, this Charger is, according to Shannons, one of just 44 ‘Vintage Red’ E55 Chargers built. This particular VH was optioned with the quarter vent and pop-out rear window delete and has had the same owner for over 40 years. In addition, the Charger has just had its front and rear suspension rebuilt as well as a number of other restorative fixes such as new brake hoses and fluid, new water and fuel pump, reconditioned tachometer and new windscreen wipers. The Charger is currently registered in NSW until June 2018, and Shannons reckons the VH will sell for $50,000-$60,000.

1984 Holden HDT VK SS Commodore

1984 Holden HDT VK SS Commodore

Originally delivered through Glendon Motors Holden in Bomaderry on February 8, 1985, this VK SS is, according to Shannons, an excellent, original and unmolested example that has only had one owner from new. This HDT is build number 1813 and has 154,362 kilometres showing on the odometer. Shannons add that the VK has always been garaged and will come with its original books, sales brochure and service history. The HDT is being sold unregistered and with no reserve, and Shannons has put an estimate of $35,000-$45,000 on the vehicle.

This excellent auction will take place at Shannons’ Sydney premises on Monday August 28 from 7pm and anyone wanting to take a look at the other cars up for grabs can check out the full catalogue here.

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