Last day for Shannons classics auction

By: Unique Cars magazine

1964 Lotus Cortina Mk 1 1964 Lotus Cortina Mk 1
1971 Ferrari 246 GT Dino 1971 Ferrari 246 GT Dino
1980 Holden VC Commodore 1980 Holden VC Commodore
1989 Ford Mustang GT V8 1989 Ford Mustang GT V8

Big prices and bargains

The Shannons WInter Classics auction concludes tonight and there is a mix of big prices and bargains.


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At the bang-for-buck end of the table is a 1989 Fox-platform Mustang GT convertible (lot 110) with no reserve and with morning bidding sitting at $12,000.

Though not everyone's favourite shape, the Fox cars have picked up a bit of a following in the USA and are thin on the ground over here. This one has the right spec: a 302 V8 and five-speed manual. 


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If local metal is more your style, this 1980 family workhouse Holden VC Commodore wagon (lot 114) is worth a look. It's in survivor shape and claims some recent mechanical work.

The spec is the 2850cc in-line six matched to (unusually for a wagon) a four-speed manual with floorshift. Bidding is at $11,000 with no reserve.


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Up at the glam end of the market, arguably the most interesting car in the entire auction is a 1964 Lotus Cortina Mk1 (lot 141) claiming an excellent local race pedigree.

It is said to be one of three works cars sent to Australia at the time and for a while was in the hands of the Geoghegan brothers. Bidding is at $181,500, while the estimate is $200-250,000.


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Top of the line when it comes to biding is a 1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT (lot 166), an early Australian import with what seems to be a well-recorded history. The description mentions a lot of restoration work. Bidding has reached $530,500 against an estimate of $600-650,000.

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