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Australian and American muscle under auction hammer


Aussie auctioneers Shannons say enthusiasts may be able to pick up some bargains in their Sydney summer classic car sale.

Australian car auction house, Shannons, says classic car enthusiasts may be able to snap up some well-priced cars at its Sydney Summer Classic Auction tomorrow (February 1.8).

It says a wide range of 1960s and 1970s cars will be on offer, with estimated selling prices ranging from $Au30,000 to $135,000.

Among the lots is a four-speed manual Pepper Red XA GT sedan ($Au30,000-$40,000) that has been mildly customised, and a well-cared for Falcon XY GS 302 V8 sedan that is expected to sell for $24,000-$30,000.

But there has been even greater interest in the very tidy and original 1968 Falcon XR GT four-speed manual ($60,000-$70,000) and a restored Bright Blue Metallic 1968 Holden HK Monaro GTS 307 Coupe (pictured) may bring $Au65,000-$75,000.

A similar Gold Falcon XR GT sold after last Sunday’s Shannons Brisbane Motor Show Auction for $81,000, and a similar Monaro GTS 307 with two-speed automatic transmission went for $70,000 at Shannons Melbourne Spring auction last year.

American muscle car enthusiasts have a choice of three impressive Chevrolet Stingrays and a Mustang Convertible, with prices ranging from an estimated $34,000 to $120,000.

A Silver Blue left-hand drive 1963 Corvette L76 Convertible (pictured), fitted with the most desirable combination of the 327-cid V8 engine and four-speed manual gearbox is expected to fetch $90,000-$120,000.

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