Beauty and beast in one
A STUNNING 1967 Ford Mustang GT Convertible fitted with the rare factory bigblock 390-cid V8 ‘S-Code’ engine and four-speed manual gearbox combination is a standout vehicle in Shannons Melbourne Late Summer Auction on Monday.
Pumping out 320HP (239kW) with a mountain of torque thanks in part to its huge four-barrel Holley 600-cfm carburettor, the Brittany Blue metallic Mustang’s impressive specifi- cation also includes power front disc brakes, dual exhausts with chrome quad outlets and grille-mounted fog lamps that were part of the GT Equipment Group.
The left-hand drive Mustang underwent a full professional restoration in the United States before being imported to Australia and offers the very desirable combination of beauty and beast at its expected selling range of $50,000-$58,000.
The S-Code Mustang is one of several special vehicles in Monday’s auction.
Other American beauties include a striking red with white scallops right hand drive 1958 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Convertible ($60,000-$68,000), a soughtafter left-hand drive 1964 Ford Thunderbird Convertible ($26,000-$32,000) and an enormous right hand drive 1966 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible ($24,000-$28,000).
From Germany there are four Mercedes-Benz models, topped by a very desirable 1969 model 280SL Pagoda convertible ($85,000 to $100,000) and a limited edition 2002 SLK32 AMG Roadster ($30,000-$36,000).
From Britain there is beautifully-presented, very early-build 1959 Jaguar MkII 3.4 automatic saloon ($30,000-$38,000), a desirable 1971 Triumph TR6 Roadster ($20,000-$24,000), a twoowner, low kilometre 1998 Jaguar XK8 Convertible ($32,000-$38,000) and an im- posing Bentley MkVI ‘4.5 litre Tourer Style’ Special ($40,000-$50,000).
From Australia comes a sought-after 1986 Holden VL Commodore Group A SS HDT sedan ($42,000-$48,000) and a two-owner and very original 1955 Holden FJ Utility that has spent most of its life in one family ($20,000-$25,000).
For more information, call 03 8588 0809 or to view auction results, visit the web www.shannons.com.au
The left-hand drive Mustang underwent a full professional restoration in the United States