- Original VH Charger V8 with 41,171 indicated miles
- Unrestored, low-km Chrysler Regal with top-spec 360ci V8 engine option
- Very original VC Commodore SL with 54,750km from new
- Collector special: Two very original early Toyota Corollas
A number of little used, time-warp classics will be going under the hammer at Shannons Melbourne Summer Classic Auction on Monday November 21 – many with no reserve price.
Chrysler enthusiasts are spoilt for choice with two very original Australian V8 models on offer.
Charger enthusiasts have the opportunity to purchase a desirable and very original 1971 VH Charger 770 V8 Coupe believed to have covered just 41,171 miles from new.
Described by the vendor as “an all-original, matching numbers car”, the Charger was first registered in 1972 as a demonstrator for Liverpool Chrysler and is believed to have had three-owners from new.
It came nicely optioned from the factory with air-conditioning, power steering and the 318-cid ‘Fireball’ engine, coupled to Chrysler’s three-speed automatic transmission. It also has the rare thumbwheel radio and still retains its original keys and service books. Shannons expect it to sell in the $36,000-$42,000 range.
Equally desirable for many Australian Mopar enthusiasts is the well-optioned 1976 Chrysler VK Regal 5.9-litre V8 saloon that has covered just 57,400km from new.
Presents in lovely unrestored condition, the Chrysler was sold new by West Heidelberg Motors in 1976, with the original owner covering 56,000km in it before his passing in 1986.
The car was then kept in undercover storage and started regularly, but was not driven again until 2010.
As one of only 341 VK Regals optioned with the top-spec 360-cid (5.9-litre) V8, it was well optioned from the factory and was delivered with alloy wheels, air-conditioning and power steering. It is expected to sell in the $8,000-$12,000 range.
For Holden fans, there is a very original 1981 VC Commodore SL Sedan showing 54,750km from new.
Delivered new from Dustings Holden in Burwood in October 1981, the Commodore with its 3.3-litre six -cylinder engine and three-speed automatic transmission remained with its first owner until 2006 and has not been driven since.
Always garaged, the vehicle remains in exceptional condition today and retains its original paint, interior, tyres and keys. It is offered with no reserve and is expected to bring $4,000-$7,000.
Meanwhile collectors of early Japanese vehicles will be drawn to the low mileage, locally delivered 1968 Toyota Corolla KE15 Sprinter Coupe and 1971 Corolla KE20 Sedan – both offered with no reserve.
The Sprinter with its rare two-speed automatic transmission option, was delivered new by Yarra Valley Motors of Lilydale and its odometer now shows just 50,263 miles.
Its vendor, who is believed to be its second owner, acquired it in 2000 and it has not been driven since. While it is in running condition, Shannons say it will require some re-commissioning to bring back to road use.
The Corolla KE20 Sedan is in original unrestored condition with 22,000 indicated miles. Its paintwork, interior and boot all present well and appear to be largely original.
Shannons expect the Sprinter to sell in the $1,500-$2,000 range and the KE20 sedan to sell for $4,000-$7,000. Some collectors of early Japanese cars are expected to bid for both.
For more auction information contact: Christophe Boribon on (03) 8588 0809, or 13 4646 (Option 5), or to view all auction lots, visit www.shannons.com.au