Awesome metal at Shannons

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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Great cars, up for grabs!

Shannons’ Sydney Spring Classic Auction, which takes place on Monday, November 13, has got an excellent array of awesome metal going under the hammer.

What’s more, there’s something for every type of petrol head, whether it be Aussie muscle, Germanic sports cars or JDM hero cars.

Here are some of our favourite picks: 

1972 Ferrari 246GT Dino

1972 Ferrari 246GT Dino

Arguably one of the best looking cars ever to come out of Maranello, this factory right-hand drive Dino in Rosso Chiaro certainly does look the part. According to Shannons, this Dino was first delivered to the UK and is believed to be one of just 246 UK-delivered RHD Dinos with power windows. Furthermore, Shannons say that the Dino’s records indicate the vehicle has been in Australia since the early ‘70s. It’s a gorgeous looking bit of kit, and Shannons reckon it’ll sell for $400,000 - $430,000.

1973 BMW 3.0 CSL

1973 BMW 3.0 CSL

Understood to have been in Australia since the ‘70s, this UK-delivered CSL is one of just 120 right-hand drive vehicles built for the UK market with the optional ‘City Pack’ fitted. Shannons say the 3.0 has previously been extensively refurbished and had a set of 16-inch Alpina wheels fitted as well as a ‘Batmobile’ style front air dam. Shannons also add that the vehicle is showing a mere 46,736 miles on the clock from new and has recently had a 2.5-inch stainless steel exhaust fitted. Shannons are estimating the CSL will go for $150,000 - $180,000.

1991 HSV SV5000

1991 HSV SV5000

Based off the VN Holden Commodore, the SV5000 is credited by some as putting HSV on the map, and came equipped with a worked version of Holden’s heroic 5.0lt V8. This particular SV5000, finished in ‘SV Racing Green’, is number 305 of just 359 produced and, according to Shannons, the vehicle was first sold through Hunter Holden of Ryde in New South Wales. Shannons add that the vehicle is in original condition and has never been restored. What’s more, this SV5000 has travelled an impressively low 68,961 kilometres from new. Shannons estimate the HSVs price range to be $30,000 - $40,000.

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