Shannons Holding Great Britons Auction

Looking for classic vehicles, where can you find “the best of British sporting brands, including Aston Martin, Bentley, Bristol, Jaguar and Riley”? Well, the answer to this question seems to be... “in Australia”. All the aforementioned four-wheeled creations and more will go under the hammer at Shannons Melbourne Autumn Classic Auction, an event that is scheduled to be held on March 7.

The Great Britons auction, which is set to take place at Shannons Melbourne showrooms (321 Warrigal Road, Cheltenham) will include 42 cars, 21 of which will be offered with no reserve, as well as 23 item of memorabilia such as historic petrol pumps and enamel garage signs, a child’s pedal car and even a Harrod’s Picnic Basket Set for four.

Let’s take a few moments to get to know some of the finest vehicles that will be offered. We shall start with a 1931 Bentley 4-Litre that has been in Australia for over 40 years and is expected to sell in the AU$150,000 - AU$180,000 range.

When manufactured in 1931, just as Rolls-Royce purchased financially-troubled Bentley, the new four-door 4-Litre saloon brought a number of innovations to the market, including centralized chassis lubrication,” stated the press release.

Another great British vehicle that matches the Bentley’s prestige is a Meteorite Grey 2005 Aston Martin DB9 coupe, which was imported privately from England in 2009. This is expected to sell for similar money as the Bentley.

It’s been a long time since we have had such a great selection of classic British brands for sale,” said Shannons National Auction Manager Christophe Boribon, “particularly so many with no reserve price.
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