Aussie auction seasons kicks off with Shannon’s Melbourne Summer Classic sale

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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28 of 48 cars on offer for No Reserve could see some real value to be had!

Aussie auction seasons kicks off with Shannon’s Melbourne Summer Classic sale
Aussie auction seasons kicks off with Shannon’s Melbourne Summer Classic sale

Shannons will kick of the auction season next month, as their Melbourne Summer Classic Auction is set to take place on February 18 in Melbourne.

48 cars will make up the expansive offerings for the evening, and 28 of them will be up for no reserve!

There could be real value in the mid-range Aussies and Euros on offer; like Lot 82, a no reserve 1976 HX Monaro GTS manual with an estimate of $25,000-$30,000.

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Or Lot 78, an ’88 VL Berlina Turbo with an estimate of $18,000-$24,000.

 Lot 5 sees a 1980 Alfa Romeo GTV 2.0 up for grabs, with a seriously tempting estimate of just $5,000-$8,000 no reserve, or Lot 16: an XC Fairmont GXL Sedan with a no estimate reserve of $8,000-$12,000.

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At the top end of the night, the two big-dollar lots will be Lots 80 and 81.

Both offered with no reserve; Lot 80 sees a 1969 Holden HT Monaro GTS 350 pegged with an estimate of $160,000-$180,000; and Lot 81 sees an ’85 HDT VK Brock SS Group A with an estimate of $160,000-$190,000.

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It’s a massively diverse auction, with a welcome bias towards more affordable and mid-range cars. We're eager to see the results come February 18.

You can view all available lots at Shannons.com.au

Or see below for a full list of car lots and pre-auction Guiding Ranges (*No Reserve Lot):

Lot 5 – 1980 Alfa Romeo GTV 2.0 Coupe – Guiding Range: $5,000-$8,000*

Lot 6 – 1976 Rover P6B 3.5 V8 Saloon – Guiding Range: $6,000-$9,000*

Lot 7 – 1956 Mercedes-Benz 220A ‘Ponton’ Saloon – Guiding Range: $8,000-$12,000*

Lot 8 – 1949 Riley RMB 2.5 Litre Saloon – Guiding Range: $15,000-$20,000*

Lot 9 – 1974 Volkswagen Kombi Type 2 Transporter – Guiding Range: $15,000-$20,000*

Lot 10 – 1957 Jaguar MK1 2.4lt ‘Manual’ Saloon – Guiding Range: $32,000-$38,000

Lot 15 – 1964 Chrysler Valiant AP5 Safari Wagon – Guiding Range: $8,000-$12,000*

Lot 16 – 1976 Ford XC Fairmont GXL Sedan – Guiding Range: $8,000-$12,000*

Lot 17 – 1954 Land Rover Series 1 SWB 4x4 Wagon – Guiding Range: $14,000-$18,000*

Lot 18 – 1970 Holden HG Kingswood Wagon – Guiding Range: $14,000-$18,000*

Lot 19 – 1978 Ford XC Fairmont V8 Manual Wagon (Rally Pack) – Guiding Range: $22,000-$28,000

Lot 20 – 1970 Ford XW Falcon 500 Sedan – Guiding Range: $30,000-$38,000

Lot 27 – 1931 Chevrolet AE Independence Tourer – Guiding Range: $18,000-$24,000*

Lot 28 – 1922 Ford Model-T Truck with stationery engine – Guiding Range: $18,000-$24,000

Lot 29 – 1963 Fiat 500 Giardinera Wagon – Guiding Range: $18,000-$24,000*

Lot 30 – 1978 Leyland Mini Moke Californian – Guiding Range: $20,000-$30,000

Lot 35 – 1993 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 V8 Coupe (RHD) – Guiding Range: $14,000-$18,000*

Lot 36 – 1976 Pontiac Grand Lemans Sedan (RHD) – Guiding Range: $15,000-$20,000*

Lot 37 – 1975 Buick LeSabre Convertible (LHD) – Guiding Range: $18,000-$22,000*

Lot 38 – 1970 Chevrolet Corvette ‘Targa’ 350 Coupe (RHD) – Guiding Range: $20,000-$25,000*

Lot 38 – 1967 Ford Mustang ‘GTA Replica’ Fastback (LHD) – Guiding Range: $40,000=$50,000*

Lot 40 – 1960 Ford Galaxie Sunliner Convertible (RHD) – Guiding Range: $52,000-$58,000

Lot 45 – 1964 MG Midget MKI Roadster – Guiding Range: $10,000-$15,000*

Lot 46 – 1962 MG B MK1 Roadster – Guiding Range: $15,000-$20,000*

Lot 47 – 1983 Jaguar XJS-C 3.6 ‘Manual’ Cabriolet – Guiding Range: $25,000-$30,000

Lot 48 – 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite Mk1 ‘Bug Eye’ Roadster – Guiding Range: $32,000-$38,000

Lot 49 – 1954 MG TF 1250 Roadster – Guiding Range: $38,000-$46,000

Lot 50 – 1965 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1 Roadster (RHD) – Guiding Range: $70,000-$80,000

Lot 56 – 1990 Toyota MR2 ‘Targa’ Manual Coupe – Guiding Range: $12,000-$16,000*

Lot 57 – 1985 Mazda RX7 Series 3 Coupe – Guiding Range: $15,000=$20,000*

Lot 58 – c1972 Mazda RX3 ‘Ex Group C’ Modified Coupe – Guiding Range: $45,000-$55,000

Lot 59 – 1982 Mercedes-Benz AMG 380SL Convertible – Guiding Range: $35,000-$45,000

Lot 60 – 1981 Porsche 911SC Coupe – Guiding Range: $45,000-$55,000

Lot 61 – 2009 HSV W427 E Series Sedan – Guiding Range: $80,000-$90,000*

Lot 66 – 2002 Westfield 1600cc Clubman – Guiding Range: $14,000-$18,000*

Lot 67 – 1990 TD 2000 Roadster – Guiding Range: $20,000-$24,000*

Lot 68 – 2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK32 AMG Convertible – Guiding Range: $20,000-$25,000

Lot 69 – 1990 Jaguar XJS V12 Convertible – Guiding Range: $30,000-$35,000*

Lot 70 – 1993 Mercdes-Benz SL500 R129 Convertible – Guiding Range: $30,000-$35,000

Lot 71 – 1975 BMW M635CSi (M6) Coupe – Guiding Range: $70,000-$80,000

Lot 72 – 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Covnertible – Guiding Range: $80,000-$90,000

Lot 77 – 1996 Holden ‘HSV Enhanced’ VSII Commodore ‘BT1’ 5.0 V8 Sedan – Guiding Range: $12,000-$18,000*

Lot 78 - 1988 Holden VL Commodore Berline ‘Turbo’ Sedan – Guiding Range: $18,000-$24,000

Lot 79 – 1981 Ford XD Fairmont ESP 4.1 Sedan – Guiding Range: $30,000-$40,000*

Lot 80 - 1969 Holden HT Monaro GTS 350 Coupe – Guiding Range: $160,000-$180,000*

Lot 81 – 1985 Holden HDT VK Brock SS Group A Sedan – Guiding Range: $160,000-$190,000*

Lot 82 – 1976 Holden HX GTS Monaro 5.0 V8 ‘Manual’ Sedan – Guiding Range: $25,000-$30,000

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