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Aussie icons up for sale at Shannons


A bevy of iconic muscle cars going under the hammer at Shannons November 23 Melbourne auction

The cars for sale include a Phase III GT HO Falcon, a fully-restored GTS 327 Monaro, a VL Brock Commodore, a VL Walkinshaw and an HQ Monaro GTS 5.0 litre.

The 1971 Monza Green XY GT HO Phase III has been  restored to the highest level and Shannons believe it is the best value example currently for sale. They are quoting a guiding range of AU$260-$300,000, however they believe it could easily top $350,000.

The Bright Blue Metallic 1968 HK 327 GTS Monaro ‘Bathurst’ coupe is also in immaculate condition and was featured on Holden’s 2000 calendar after being restored over a 10-year period using NOS parts. This ultimate Monaro is expected to sell in the $125-$145,000 range.

For similar money, Ford fans could have an as-new 2008 Shelby Mustang GT500 coupe fitted with an uprated 535hp 5.4 litre V8 engine.

The 1988 Panorama Silver VL Walkinshaw is No. 376 of the 500 built and is in outstanding condition, having covered just 27,900km since new. It is expected to sell for $80-$90,000.

And for Holden enthusiasts is a beautiful Permanent Red 1986 VL ‘Brock” Group A SS Sedan (No. 120 of 500), restored six years ago at a reputed cost of around $70,000. It is expected to sell for $62-$68,000 – nearly three times its original $29,600 price – complete with the personalised Victorian number plate ‘HDT-120’.

There is also an original Tangerine 1973 Monaro GTS 5.0 sedan, which is expected to make $30-$36,000.

Meanwhile budget-conscious Muscle Car fans will be interested in the white 1969 HK Kingswood 307 sedan that was believed to have started life as a police car. Now fitted with aftermarket air conditioning and dual fuel, it is being offered with no reserve, with Shannons expecting bids in the $6-$10,000 range.

The Kingswood is one of 18 no reserve vehicles in the auction, with others including A one-lady-owner-from-new Tangerine 1973 Holden LJ Torana S Automatic with just 104,710km on its odometer ($3-$6,000), two Jaguar XJ6 models ($4-8,000), a 1964 Jaguar Mk 10 ($5-$8,000), a 1970 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow ($10-$15,000), a 1971 Citroen DS21 sedan and Mercedes-Benz, Alfa-Romeo, Fiat and Triumph Stag sports models.

The auction also features 30 lots of memorabilia, ranging from classic fuel pumps and enamel garage signs to model planes and three, four and five-digit Victorian numerical number plates.

All lots are available for viewing until the auction at Shannons, 321 Warrigal Road, Cheltenham.

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