The auction’s “great grandfather” is a iller-steered 1901 steam-powered two-cylinder American Locomobile, which should grab between AU$40,000 and AU$55,000.
“The upright Locomobile is an early steam-driven car currently fitted with a hand-made two-cylinder double acting reversible steam engine of approximately one third the capacity of the vehicle’s original power plant.It features an LPG-fired boiler with a starting time of approximately 10 minutes and according to Shannons is a fully operational motorcar for demonstration purposes over limited distances,” stated the press release
At the other end of the age scale, we find a 2005 Aston Martin DB9 Coupe, a V12 machine that should bring between AU$150,000 and AU$175,000.
“The Aston, on the other hand, is much more mobile. Delivered new in England in 2005, the DB9 was privately imported in 2009, has covered approximately 25,000km since delivery and is in as-new condition.Powered by Aston Martin’s own 5.9-litre V12 engine and fitted with factory automatic transmission, this DB9 is what many refer to as the ‘Casino Royale’ model due to its starring role in the 2006 remake of the 1966 James Bond classic,” stated the press release.
The list of other important vehicles includes a 931 Bentley H.J.Mulliner Saloon, which was previously owned by Melbourne motor dealer and collector Reg Hunt, as well as 21 vehicles offered with no reserve, ranging from a pair of Fiat 500s to an ex-Army Land-Rover and a 1983 Ferrari 400i V12 Coupe.