Beauty and beast in one

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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

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