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Tempting classics in Shannons November auction


An interesting range of classic cars will go under the hammer at Shannons Melbourne Summer Auction on 23 November

Porsche enthusiasts have the chance to purchase one of the most sought-after early-model 911 models, with a superb 1971 model 911S 2.2 Coupe on offer – the first to come to auction for many years.

As one of only 13 delivered new in Australia in 1971, the 911S 2.2 is one of the rarest Porsche models and being an early series ‘S’ model, is increasingly collectable, ranking only behind the Carrera RS 2.7 and 911S 2.4 in desirability.

The example being auctioned was delivered new in Australia through Hamilton’s of Melbourne to a South Australian customer and is being sold with full books and matching numbers.

The car originally was light red, but has been restored mechanically and bodily and is now finished in period Signal Orange. It features rare factory Hella grille-mounted spotlights, nudge bars (front and rear), Recaro sports seats and classic hounds tooth upholstery, with its odometer showing 94,651km.

Because of its excellent condition and collectability, Shannons expect bids in the AU$85,000-$110,000 range.

From the same classic era, but worlds apart, there’s a red 1972 Jaguar E -Type Series III V12 Roadster.

This rare manual transmission model features chrome wire wheels, while the interior has been completely re-trimmed in leather in its original tan hue. According to Shannons, the E-Type comes with a very good receipt file and is expected to sell in the AU$70,000-$80,000 range.

From the same Jaguar family but much more affordable come two classic 1975 model saloons – both offered with no reserve.

One is a Daimler Sovereign Sedan that was formerly owned by the President of the Jaguar Drivers Club of New South Wales. The very clean and tidy car has benefitted from lots of recent mechanical work, and according to Shannons drives extremely well.

It is being sold with a huge receipt file from new and is expected to make AU$5,000-$8,000.

The other is a low kilometre Jaguar XJ 6.L 4.2 litre Long Wheelbase saloon that Shannons say is also in very good condition and a great driver.

The Jaguar has had only two owners from new – the current owner for the last 15 years – and is fitted with air conditioning, power steering and electric windows.

It has an anticipated selling range of AU$5,000-$8,000.

Finally for American car enthusiasts there is a time-warp 1965 Ford Galaxie 4-Door Sedan. 

Showing only 18,000 miles (believed genuine) on its odometer, the car still has its original trim, original AM radio, original Owners’ Handbook and all its original tyres, with the spare in the boot still like new.

Sold new through Melford Motors (Ford) in Melbourne in September 28, 1965, the Galaxie is expected to in the AU$18,000-$24,000 because of its exceptional provenance and originality.

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