Renault Renews The Mégane Hatch And Wagon Range

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Renault has today launched the renewed Megane hatch and wagon range in Australia.  Renault’s striking New Brand Identity – designed by Senior Vice President of Corporate Design, Laurens van den Acker – has now been rolled out across the entire Megane range to deliver a revitalised and contemporary character to Renault’s best-selling model in Australia.

First debuted on the award-winning Renault Clio, Renault’s new brand identity has been rolling out across the Renault range to ensure a unified and striking corporate design language.  The road presence of the Megane range is enhanced by the prominent and upright Renault diamond on a black background – a hallmark of Laurens van den Acker’s new design language.

The renewal of the Megane range heralds the introduction of new technology to the range – most notably Mégane Hatch Authentique gaycarboysthe new TCe 130 turbocharged petrol engine coupled with 6-speed Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) automatic transmission – the first vehicle to receive this combination.  This engine debuted in the Megane range in late 2013 with a 6-speed manual transmission only and producing 97 kW and 205 Nm it was well received by customers looking for sprightly performance and efficiency.  With a combined cycle performance of just 5.6 litres per 100km and CO2 emissions of 129g when coupled with the EDC transmission this engine reduces fuel consumption 28% over the outgoing petrol engine.  Undoubtedly the new TCe 130 petrol engine is set to become the best-seller of the Megane range.

In September 2012 Renault Australia introduced the diesel engine to the Megane hatch range, which proved an instant success with customers and immediately accounted for one third of Megane sales.  Following this success the diesel engine was added to the Megane line-up in the GT-Line specifications of both the Megane hatch and wagon.  Today the Megane diesel story continues with the introduction of two entry-level specifications – Megane Hatch Authentique with an RRP of $25,990 and Megane Wagon Dynamique with an RRP of $29,490.  The dCi 110 engine fitted in the Megane diesel variants has a fuel consumption figure of just 4.5-litres per 100km on the combined cycle – making it one of the most fuel-efficient diesel vehicles in its class.  This engine produces 240 Nm at just 1,750 rpm ensuring a sprightly and enjoyable driving experience at all times.

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The technology story continues with the new Megane range with the introduction of Renault’s innovative R-Link entertainment system.  Available on various specifications across the range, R-Link includes a large seven-inch (18 cm) touchscreen display, intuitive voice commands and a home page that can be personalised by the user for safe, simple access to key functions, without the driver having to take his or her eyes off the road.  In addition the menu includes six icons, which provide access to the six main functions: Navigation, Multimedia, Phone, Vehicle, Services and Applications, and System.

In July 2013, Renault Australia introduced the limited edition Megane GT220 Sport Wagon to bridge the gap Mégane Wagon GT-Line Premium Diesel gaycarboysbetween Renault’s central Megane range and the iconic Renault Sport vehicles.  Intense global demand for this vehicle and for a hatch variant has resulted in an exciting new addition to the Renault Megane range – the new Megane GT220 Hatch and the permanent inclusion of the Megane GT220 Sport Wagon to the Megane wagon line-up.  As with the Megane GT220 Sport Wagon, the Megane GT220 Hatch features the 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine from the Megane R.S. range.  This has an output of 220 hp (or 162 kW) and 340 Nm and thanks to the addition of Stop&Start technology, has a combined cycle fuel consumption of just 7.3-litres per 100km.  The Megane GT220 Hatch and Wagon both feature a 0-100km time of 7.6 seconds and a top speed of 240 km/h. 

Commenting on the launch of the renewed Megane range Justin Hocevar, Managing Director of Renault Australia, said: “The Megane nameplate is the best known and highest selling Renault nameplate in Australia and it is exciting to introduce this renewal of the range.  We have already seen a very positive reaction by Renault customers to Laurens van den Acker’s design language with the award-winning Clio and we are confident customers will embrace the renewed Megane range.

“One of the highlights of the renewed Megane range is the introduction of the new TCe 130 petrol engine from Renault’s Energy Engine range.  This new engine delivers in all respects – from sprightly performance to impressive fuel economy and it a genuinely enjoyable drive experience.  I am confident that this engine will become a welcome addition to the Megane range and anticipate the TCe 130 representing two thirds of all Megane sales.

“Another exciting addition to the Megane range is the permanent introduction of the GT220 specification in both the Sport Wagon and Hatch variant.  We had a very positive customer reaction to the limited edition Mégane Hatch GT- Line Petrol  gaycarboysMegane GT220 Sport Wagon when we launched in 2013.  There were several customers who had previously considered a Megane RS265 but needed the practicality of a 5-door vehicle and a more family-oriented suspension set-up.  Along with several other markets we fed this strong customer acceptance back to the team at Renault Sport Technologies and we are thrilled that they were able to respond to this demand and introduce both a hatch variant of the GT220 and ensure that this specification is a permanent inclusion in the Renault Megane range.  The GT220 provides an important bridge between the central Megane range and the hard-core, hero Megane RS range, ensuring we have a vehicle to meet all customer needs.

“Megane represented approximately 27% of total Renault sales in 2013 and I am confident that the popularity of the Megane nameplate will continue to grow and be spearheaded by the renewed range.

“So far this year Renault sales have grown by 53% over the same period last year and the new Megane range will help to ensure our rate of growth continues strongly throughout the remainder of 2014,” Mr Hocevar said.

All variants of the Megane Hatch and Wagon have a 5 year/unlimited kilometre warranty and 5 years’ roadside assist.  All vehicles in the Megane range have 1 year servicing intervals and are covered by Renault’s Capped Price servicing program.  The first three services are capped at just $299 per service.

The renewed Megane hatch and wagon ranges go on sale nationally on Monday 27th July, 2014. 

Holden Cruze Stars In Stunning Tasmanian New Short Film

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The Holden Cruze Z-Series has starred in a new short film shot in beautiful Tasmania by award winning photographer, Nathan Kaso and award winning writer and director, Timothy Melville.

The talented duo set out from Holden’s Port Melbourne headquarters with a pair of Red Hot Cruze Z-Series Cruze Tasmania gaycarboys holden (1)to explore the island state and its stunning landscape for a two week period of filming. 

The excursion put the new Cruze Z-Series through its paces on various road surfaces, from lake shores to mountain summits, with the car playing the lead role in the film. 

The short film features the new Cruze Z-Series exploring Tasmania using unique time-lapse footage similar to that for which Kaso received his previous accolades, Miniature Melbourne. 

After two weeks of intense filming, both Kaso and Melville were pleased with the resulting footage in which the Cruze Z-Series performs exceptionally.

“We wanted to make something unique that would appeal to a wide audience.” Kaso said.

“Incorporating cars into the time-lapse process was an exciting challenge and something that has not Cruze Tasmania gaycarboys holden (2)been attempted before. 

“It was an ambitious project to undertake, but we were really fortunate with the conditions and came away with some beautiful footage.”

Holden’s Director of Marketing Bill Mott added “This sort of project is exciting for Holden.  We don’t get the opportunity to showcase a car in this way too often and I think the Cruze really shines throughout the film”

“To be able to perform so well on challenging surfaces and conditions is testament to the quality and performance that the car provides.”

The film is available to view on the Holden YouTube channel and Facebook page.  To follow Cruze and stay up to date with Holden news, connect with Holden:

Volvo’s crams the XC90 chock full of unique safety features.

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All-New Volvo XC90: World Firsts Make It One Of The Safest Cars In The World

  • World-first solution for accidental road departures
  • World-first autobrake technology for intersections
  • Queue Assist now with auto steering assistance
  • Five times more Ultra High Strength Steel (boron steel) than first-generation XC90
  • Most advanced standard safety package on the market

Volvo Cars’ All-New XC90 – which will be revealed in August – will offer the most comprehensive and technologically sophisticated standard safety package available in the automotive industry. These new technologies will take the company a significant step closer to its vision that no one will be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car by 2020.

The standard safety package on the all-wheel drive, seven seat premium SUV will include two world first safety technologies: a run-off road protection package and an autobrake at intersection capability. These innovations will form part of a suite of safety features that will make the All-New XC90 one of the safest cars ever made.

“Our starting point on safety is the same today as it was 87 years ago: real-life situations,” says Dr Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research and Development of Volvo Car Group. “We study data. We crunch numbers. We innovate. The result is one of the safest cars ever made.”

World first #1: Run-off road protection
Running off the road is a common accident type with different causes including driver distraction, fatigue or poor weather conditions. Half of all traffic fatalities in the United States are road departure accidents; in Sweden, single-vehicle accidents involve one third of all fatal and severe injury crashes with passenger cars.

Volvo is deeply troubled by these statistics. Even though there are currently no regulatory or rating tests to examine a car’s ability to handle run-off road accidents, the company has decided to develop the technology to protect occupants should these situations occur.

“Committing to safety is not about passing a test or getting a ranking,” says Prof. Lotta Jakobsson, Senior Technical Specialist Safety at Volvo Cars Safety Centre. “It is about finding out how and why accidents and injuries occur, and then developing the technology to prevent them. We lead, the industry follows.”

Volvo Cars has developed Safe Positioning to address these situations.

The Safe Positioning capability means that in a run-off road scenario, the All-New Volvo XC90 detects what is happening and the front safety belts tighten to keep the occupants in position. The belts are firmly tightened as long as the car is in motion.

To help prevent spine injuries, energy-absorbing functionality between the seat and seat frame cushions the vertical forces that can arise when the car encounters a hard landing. This solution is capable of reducing the vertical occupant forces by up to one third. This counteracts spine injuries, which are a serious and relatively frequent consequence of these situations.

The All-New XC90 also features technologies that help the driver avoid run-off road scenarios.

The Lane Keeping Aid applies extra steering torque if the car is about to leave the lane unintentionally, while Driver Alert Control (which is also standard) detects and warns tired or inattentive drivers. It even has Rest Stop Guidance, which directs the driver to the nearest rest area.

World first #2: Autobrake at intersections
The All-New Volvo XC90 is the first car in the world with technology that features automatic braking if the driver turns in front of an oncoming car. This is a common scenario at busy city crossings as well as on highways, where the speed limits are higher. The All-New XC90 detects a potential crash and brakes automatically in order to avoid a collision or mitigate the consequences of a crash.

“These two world firsts are further examples of how new technologies target substantial real-life traffic problems,” says Prof. Lotta Jakobsson. “This strategy moves us closer and closer to our ambition that by 2020 no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo.”

Broad range of safety features for the All-New XC90
There is a wide range of additional safety innovations available on the All-New XC90. They include the following:

Pre-crash protection in rear impacts
Rearward facing radars detect if a rear impact is imminent and safety belts are tightened in advance in order to keep the occupants in a good position. The rear lights also start flashing to warn the driver behind, and the brakes are activated to help reduce the impact on the occupants.

Together with Volvo Cars’ new seat design, which integrates the next generation of the ground-breaking Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS), this new holistic rear impact pre-crash function helps reduce whiplash injuries.

Ground-breaking rollover prevention and protection
The All-New Volvo XC90 comes with the latest generation Roll Stability Control as standard. The system uses advanced sensors to calculate the risk of rolling over. If the risk is assessed as high, engine torque is restricted and some braking force is applied to one or more wheels to counteract the rollover tendency.

If a rollover is inevitable, the Inflatable Curtains are activated. They cover all three seat rows for an extended period of time to help prevent head injuries.

All seven seats in the XC90 have pyrotechnical safety belt pre-tensioners that also activate in rollover situations.

City Safety autobraking functions
City Safety will become the umbrella name for all of Volvo Cars’ autobrake functions – which are standard equipment in the All-New XC90.

The purpose of the new collision avoidance system is to assist the driver in case there is a high risk of collision with another vehicle, pedestrian or cyclist through an intuitive warning strategy and a brake support system. If a collision is almost unavoidable, the system will provide autonomous braking when the driver fails to respond to the imminent threat.

“City Safety is one of the most advanced standard crash prevention offers you can find in a modern car. It now covers vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians in front of the car, day and night,” explains Lotta Jakobsson. “We are now able to cover the whole span from dusk to dawn by a smarter and faster high-sensitive camera combined with advanced exposure control.”

Extended Road Sign Information
The All-New XC90 is the first car on the market with Road Sign Information technology as standard. It has been further enhanced to show an extended selection of road signs in the digital display in front of the driver, such as various types of supplementary signs.

Blind Spot
The Blind Spot Information System informs about vehicles in the blind spots. It also alerts the driver to vehicles that are approaching fast from behind.

Queue Assist
Queue Assist enables safe and comfortable driving by following the vehicle in front in slow-moving queues. Acceleration, braking and steering are controlled automatically.

“Distraction and inattentiveness are the most common cause of accidents in modern traffic. The Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist makes driving safer and more relaxed in monotonous stop-and-go traffic by adding steering assistance to the speed adaption,” explains Prof. Lotta Jakobsson.

Stronger in every sense
To help keep the occupant space intact in a crash, the All-New XC90 has literally been made stronger in every sense. This is achieved by more extensive use of hot-formed boron steel, which is the strongest type of steel presently used in the car body industry.

The complete safety cage around the occupants is made from hot-formed boron steel and is designed for maximum occupant protection in all types of crash scenarios. The hot-formed steel amounts to about 40 percent of the total body weight.

“This is approximately five times more than the first generation XC90. To our knowledge, this high usage of high-strength steel is unique compared with our competitors,” says Prof. Lotta Jakobsson.

Vision 2020
Volvo Cars’ vision is to design cars that should not crash. In the short term, the aim is that by 2020 no one should be killed or injured in a new Volvo car. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that some 1.2 million people are killed and more than 50 million injured in traffic accidents every year. These figures are expected to increase rapidly if no action is taken. Volvo is determined to take the lead by using its vision of a collision-free future as a guiding principle.

The Volvo Cars Traffic Accident Research Team has investigated traffic accidents since 1970. Today, its accident database contains information on over 43,400 accidents.

By using knowledge from real traffic situations in the research, Volvo has learned how to design cars that offer a very high level of safety in collisions. The company regards this as a very important base of knowledge when identifying high-tech solutions that can help to avoid or mitigate accidents entirely.

In order to take this a step further, the Traffic Accident Research Team not only studies crashed cars but also investigates driving scenarios, including driver behaviour, in order to learn more about what can lead to hazardous traffic situations.

Volvo XC 90 for 2015

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  • Extended Park Assist Pilot now offers auto reverse parking into bays
  • Parallel parking now available in to and out of parking spots
  • 360° Surround View gives driver bird’s-eye view from above

Designed around modern car buyers’ expectations of smart functionality, the All-New Volvo XC90 features a set of innovative solutions that make tricky parking situations and manoeuvring in tight spaces easy.

The IntelliSafe support technologies include an extended Park Assist Pilot, which now offers automatic reversing into a parking bay as well as entering and exiting a parallel parking spot. The XC90 can also display a digitally created bird’s-eye view of the 360° area around the car on the large centre screen.

“Several studies by research institutes reveal that up to two-thirds of interviewed motorists feel uncomfortable in tight parking situations. Options such as the extended Park Assist Pilot and bird’s-eye view function turn these potentially stressful situations into comfortable, precise and safe manoeuvring,” says Dr Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research and Development of Volvo Car Group.

The further-developed Park Assist Pilot facilitates both parallel and bay parking by taking over and operating the steering wheel while the driver handles the gearbox and controls the car’s speed.

Ultrasonic sensors detect the parking space
The parking manoeuvre is based on information from twelve ultrasonic sensors around the car. When the driver activates the Park Assist Pilot in a parallel parking situation, the sensors start to scan the side of the car for empty parking slots. When a parking slot measuring a minimum of 1.2 times the car’s length is detected, the driver is notified by an audible signal and a message in the instrument cluster. In a bay parking situation, the slot needs to be the width of the car plus one metre.

The display then guides the driver step by step via texts and animations in the instrument cluster until the car is parked.

 

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A bird’s-eye view from above the car
The All-New XC90 also features a 360° Surround View that gives the driver a bird’s-eye view of the surrounding area, seen from a point above the car.

This bird’s-eye view is enabled by four concealed fish-eye cameras – one integrated into the front, one integrated in each of door mirror and one fitted above the rear number plate. The 360° Surround View also gives the driver comfortable access to other views of the surrounding area, such as front, rear and side views.

“The 360° Surround View is exceptionally useful in situations where the driver’s direct view is obstructed, such as leaving a tight driveway with obstacles on the sides or when reversing towards a trailer or caravan,” says Peter Mertens. “360° Surround View also provides great support during parking, for instance when you want to make sure that all parts of the car are within the lines of a parking spot.”

Cross Traffic Alert
The outstanding IntelliSafe solutions in the All-New XC90 also include Cross Traffic Alert, which covers the driver’s back when reversing out of a parking space. It warns of approaching traffic up to 30 metres on each side, alerting the driver with an audible signal and a warning on the centre screen.

 

 

 

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LEXUS TAKES PODIUM AT SUGO 300

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The Zent Cerumo Lexus RC F SuperGT race car took out the Sugo 300km endurance race held at Japan’s Sugo International raceway at the weekend.
Held under difficult conditions, Saturday qualifying was cancelled due to heavy fog and rain while a clearer Sunday allowed for early qualifying.
Conditions had worsened by the afternoon with the race starting under light rain and a wet track, bringing team strategy and tyre choice into play.
The Zent Cerumo RC F team elected to remain on slick tyres while a number of others dived into the pits The Zent Cerumo Lexus RC F team celebrate after their win at the Sugo 300 endurance race GAYCARBOYSfor wet tyres. The gamble payed off as the rain cleared to give the Zent team a 20-second lead.
“The car had a good balance in the race, so just by running normally I was able to keep building a lead,” said Zent driver Kohei Hirate.
“We never knew when it was going to start raining again so I pushed and tried to build up as much of a lead as I could, and eventually I was able to turn the car over to (co-driver) Tachikawa-san with about a 20-second lead.”
Lexus RC F vehicles made up a further four of the top 10 positions, with all six finishing the race.
All Lexus GT 500 RC F racers have been designed from the ground up for the 2014 season, with new rules stipulating new engines.
Drivetrains take inspiration from Lexus’ all-new 2.0-litre turbo, due to debut in the new NX compact crossover in 2015, and feature a direct injection turbo in-line four cylinder codenamed RI4AG.
The next round of the SuperGT series is scheduled for Fuji International Speedway next month.
For vision of the race, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCAJWkK0A9I.
SPECIFICATIONS

Model

Lexus RC F

Dimensions

(L) 5010 × (W) 1950 × (H) 1150mm

Weight

over 1020kg

Wheelbase

2750mm

Transmission

 6-speed sequential

Clutch

Quadruple carbon plate (ZF)

Suspension

Double wishbone Pushrod (front and rear)

Brakes

Ventilated Carbon disc 6-pod calliper (AP) (front)

 

Ventilated Carbon disc 4-pod calliper (AP) (rear)

Tyres

Bridgestone 300/680R18 (front), 330/40R18 (rear)

Wheels

TWS

Engine Scpecifications

Engine model

RI4AG

Type

Straight-four direct injection single turbo

Displacement

2000cc

Max power (kW)

Over 400kW

Holden Concepts Takes Centre Stage At Motorex

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Three of Holden’s most historically significant concept cars, EFIJY, Hurricane and Coupe 60, will take centre stage this weekend at Meguiar’s MotorEx Melbourne 2014.

The three show stoppers celebrate Holden’s design excellence and rich 66-year history in producing iconic Australian vehicles.

Richard Ferlazzo, Holden’s Design Director, said it was great to see such iconic vehicles on display together. 

“We’re incredibly proud of these vehicles as they truly represent the incredible talent we have within Holden,” Mr Ferlazzo said.

“Each of these vehicles have their own unique story and perfectly illustrate why Holden is recognised globally within General Motors as a centre of excellence for concept vehicle and show car development.

“Concept cars give designers a unique opportunity to showcase their creative abilities and I can’t think of three more perfect examples that these.”

EFIJY

In 2005, Holden took the covers off the Holden EFIJY, a wild 21st Century hot rod reincarnating Australia’s 2005 EFIJY conceptmost famous car, the FJ Holden.

A radical pillarless custom coupe boasting V8 Supercar power under the bonnet, EFIJY utilises a Chevrolet Corvette underbody and state-of-the-art automotive technology throughout.

The ‘Soprano Purple’ paintwork highlights its curvaceous 5.2-metre body, reinterpreting the classic design cues of the iconic 1953 FJ Holden.  It delivers retro, mumbo and gizmos in one glorious package.

Never intended for production, EFIJY was a passionate side project for some Holden Design team members and a long-term dream for Holden’s Design Director, Richard Ferlazzo who said the car was all about fun, emotion and imagination. 

Coupe 60

Unveiled in 2008 to celebrate Holden’s 60th anniversary, the Coupe 60 is a stunning two-door performance Holden Coupe 60thoroughbred which exemplifies sporting luxury.

A sophisticated pillarless concept car, Coupe 60 combines racing looks and technology into a road going sports car experience.

Featuring racing-derived enhancements including a V8 supercar inspired cockpit layout, side-exiting chambered exhaust system with billet alloy tips, a full flat under body, rear underbody air diffuser and functional rear deck-lid spoiler with unique designed LED tail lamps.

The interior also has several unique feature including a one piece carbon fibre bucket seats, featuring leather and suede pad design, and a sports-inspired flat bottomed steering wheel with integrated shift light display and LCD sports instrument cluster.

Under the bonnet Coupe 60 boasts a 6.0 litre V8 engine incorporating the technologies such as active fuel management and calibrated for E85 ethanol fuel.

Even the paint is a one-off. Called ‘Diamond Silver’ by Holden designers, it gives a liquid aluminium finish that almost slides off the bodywork.

Holden’s Design Director, Richard Ferlazzo said at the reveal that the Coupe 60 was Holden’s 60th anniversary gift to its fans worldwide.

Hurricane

Holden went back to the future when it restored Holden’s very first concept car – the 1969 Holden Hurricane.

The futuristic research vehicle, once described as an experiment “to study design trend, propulsion Holden Hurricanesystems and other long range developments”, was restored to its former glory in 2011 as a labour of love by a dedicated group of Holden designers and engineers.

Code named RD 001; the Hurricane is a mid-engined, rear-wheel drive, two-seater sports car which incorporates a remarkable array of innovative features and technology, much of it way ahead of its time.

Features such as electronic digital instrument displays, station-seeking radio, automatic temperature control air conditioning, rear vision camera and an automated route finder were all showcased in this ground-breaking vehicle 42 years ago.  Many of these technologies have only recently made their way into mass production, demonstrating Holden’s remarkable foresight into both design and engineering technology.

The Hurricane stole headlines and dropped jaws nationwide when it debuted at the 1969 Melbourne Motor Show and it continues to impress and build Holden’s global reputation for envisioning and executing world-class concept vehicles.

Now in its 14th year, Meguiar’s MotorEx is heralded as the largest and most prestigious motoring enthusiast event of its kind in Australia.  The event, which is held on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th July at Melbourne Showgrounds, will feature over 400 vehicles including custom, performance and collectable vehicles.

Aussie Classics at Shannons.

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Aussie Classics Share Spotlight At Shannons Melbourne Winter Auction

• Time-warp Holden EK Special to excite collectors

• ‘Muscle Car’ ZD K-Code Fairlane

• Affordable XT Falcon 302 GT Manual

Australian-built cars from the 1960s and 1970s could steal the spotlight from the more exotic European and American vehicles in Shannons Melbourne Winter Auction on Monday (July 21).

Standout Aussies include a time warp two-owner from new 1961 Holden EK Special Station Sedan that 1962 Valiant S-Type shannons gaycarboyshas just emerged from long-term storage. Off the road since 1985 and flitted with a wide range of sought-after period NASCO options, the Holden is being offer in unrestored condition and is expected to attract plenty of interest from collectors in the $28,000-$34,000 range.

Shannons also have two locally-built Ford Fairlanes in Monday’s sale – a 1968 ZB top-of-the-range V8 ’500′ model coming from long-term family ownership that is being offered with ‘No Reserve’ (guiding range $7,000-$10,000) and a rare 1971 matching-numbers K-Code 351- cid ZD with the rare factory LSD option for true Muscle Car performance that is expected to sell in the $18,000-$26,000 range.

1971 matching-numbers K-Code 351-cid ZD Fairlane shannons gaycarboysOther great Aussie classics in the auction include a 1968 Falcon XT GT 302 V8 four-speed manual in trademark GT Gold that represents a great entry into Australian Muscle Car ownership at it’s expected selling range of $40,000-$48,000 and a lovingly-preserved 1962 Valiant S-Type that has come from single-family ownership that would be perfect for a Chrysler collector at it’s expected selling range of $15,000-$20,000.

These and the other 35 Classic vehicle and 26 memorabilia lots – including 13 black and white Victorian Heritage number pates from ‘83’ upwards – in Monday’s 7pm auction can be viewed at Shannons Cheltenham showroom, 321 Warrigal Road, from 9am-5pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday.

To register for Online Bidding at Shannons Melbourne Winter Classic Auction on July 21, visit www.shannons.com.au and follow the current auction links.

For specific auction information contact: Christophe Boribon on (03) 8588 0809, or 13 4646 (Option 5).