You’ll have read the story earlier in the month about the upcoming sale round at Shannons. Here are some of the sale prices. 20K for a Leyland P76? We remember them more fondly than they actually were. We hated them at the time.

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A rare 1974 Leyland P76 ‘Targa Florio’ sedan in excellent original condition was amongst a number of high quality classics to deliver strong results at Shannons Sydney Spring Classic Auction on Monday October 10th, where it was offered with no reserve.

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The P76, which was one of 900 limited-edition P76s built in 1974 to commemorate the stage win by a nearly standard P76 in the 1974 World Cup Rally, sold for $20,500 after fierce phone and floor bidding. The price is believed to be an auction record for a P76 sedan.

Adding to its appeal, it was one of only 100 Targa Florio sedans finished in Aspen Green and was believed to have covered just 71,450km since new.

Many of the large crowd that attended Shannons St.Leonards sale were in the market for similar quality classics, with a number of vehicles in the auction emerging from painstaking restorations.

The top-selling vehicle of the auction was a restored, original right hand drive straight-eight 1929 Auburn Model 8-90 Phaeton that has just come out of long-term storage that sold for $80,000. Meanwhile a 1925 Rolls-Royce – believed to be the first Phantom I