Shannons’ Ian Cummins Collection auction looks awesome!

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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So many amazing cars up for grabs

Shannons’ Melbourne Summer Classic auction featuring the Ian Cummins Collection, which takes place on Monday, the 27 of November, has a fantastic array of uber-rare and desirable automobiles up for grabs.

There’s something for every type of petrol head at this auction, whether it be Italian thoroughbreds, American muscle or classic British racing heroes.

Here are our favourite picks:

1955 Jaguar D-Type Recreation

1955 Jaguar D-Type Recreation

Yes, it’s not a real one, but when it looks as good as this, does it really matter? We don’t think so, especially when you consider that this beautiful British Racing Green D-Type replica was painstakingly created by Ian Cummins and Classic Autocraft.  What’s more, according to Shannons, the sister car of this very D-Type recreation has obtained FIA papers and is eligible to compete in major historic motorsport events including the Goodwood Revival. Shannons reckon this awesome racecar homage will sell for $750,000-$850,000.

1965 Shelby Mustang GT350

1965 Shelby Mustang GT350

Not only is this lovely looking GT350 a first build year example of the Shelby Mustang, according to Shannons it’s one of nine dealer prepared, purpose built drag cars. This particular GT350 is chassis SFM227 and was first sold by Reynolds Ford in New York State. The ‘Stang has a long and very well documented history and has spent significant time at both the race track and drag strip over the years. In addition, this GT350 was featured in issue 357 of this very magazine. Shannons have put a price estimate of $500,000-$560,000 on the awesome ex-drag ‘Stang.

1988 Ferrari Testarossa

1988 Ferrari Testarossa

This Italian thoroughbred, finished in original Rosso Corsa, is, according to Shannons, a factory original right-hand drive vehicle with factory centre-lock wheels. The Testarossa was first delivered to an owner in the UK before being purchased by a collector from Hong Kong. From there, the flat-12 beauty made its way to Australia and it has enjoyed three-owners while living Down Under. Shannons add that this is one of the nicest examples they have seen and it must be one of best examples in the country. Shannons believe the Fezza will sell for $250,000-$290,000.

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