Drivers cars at Shannons

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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Top picks for the twisty road fanatic

Shannons’ Sydney Winter Classic auction has got all the usual tropes of a great Aussie car auction; plenty of chrome bumper, plenty of Aussie classics and the usual smattering of Ford and Holden hero cars.

However, this auction also has some excellent cars for when the road gets twisty. Here are our favourite picks for the driving enthusiast:

1993 Porsche 968 Club Sport

1993 Porsche 968 Club Sport

The venerable 968 Club Sport is, in the eyes of many, one of the best track weapons to come out of the ‘90s. Thanks to a lightweight philosophy, punchy all-alloy, 3.0lt in-line four cylinder motor, Torsen limited-slip diff and a chassis from the gods, the Club Sport was truly a weapon on both the track and tarmac rally stages across the country. According to Shannons, this particular 968 Club Sport has the optional and highly desirable M030 sports package and has a mere 138,900 kilometres on the clock from new. Shannons reckon this excellent bit of kit is good for $70,000-$80,000.

2007 DRB Cobra

2007 DRB Cobra

Surely one of the most iconic racers of the last century, the Cobra was the brainchild of a doyen of car tuning and racing, Carroll Shelby. Shelby had the visionary idea to slap a whopping great V8 in the front of an AC Ace, flare the wheel archers and go racing, and the rest, as they say, is history. Original Corbas are rarer than hen’s teeth and cost about the same as a four-bedroom house in inner-city Sydney so, as a result, the Cobra has been replicated and reimagined by several manufacturers. This particular Cobra is made by an Australian company called DRB, who make excellent recreations of original car. Shannons say the vehicle is fully engineered and road registerable and presents in as-new condition. Estimate for the DRB Cobra is $85,000-$95,000.

1970 Ford Mustang Fastback

1970 Ford Mustang Fastback

The quintessential American muscle car, Mustang is one of the longest standing and most successful marques in automotive history. However, until recently they weren’t exactly what you’d call good at going around corners. Thankfully however, this fastback model has been modified to be respectable at exactly that – going around corners. According to Shannons, this Mustang has undergone a bare-metal restoration as a Parnelli Jones 302 tribute car and comes complete with coil over suspension, disc brakes all round, hydraulic clutch and power steering and much more to ensure it’s as good around the bends as it is on the straights. Shannons have put a price estimate of $100,000-$115,000 on the ‘Stang. 

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