Size matters at Shannons Spring Online Auction
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Size matters at Shannons Spring Online Auction

By Shannons - 03 November 2022
  • Two desirable early VW Beetles and two early Minis
  • Superb MG supercharged K3 Magnette Roadster Recreation
  • Two very low km Ford Focus RS Hatches
  • Spectacular Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evo Sedan

Size really matters at Shannons upcoming Spring Auction, with strong demand expected for some of the smallest lots in the timed, online sale.


One of the smallest lots in the auction is a cute and internationally-collectible 1958 Messerschmitt KR200 Convertible that is being offered with ‘no reserve’ and is expected to sell with ‘no reserve’ for $25,000-$30,000.

There is also a meticulously-restored circa-1936 Fordson Ten-Ten Utility ($20,000-$30,000), an amazingly-original 1964 Morris Mini 850 Saloon that has enjoyed one family ownership for more than 57 years ($15,000-$25,000), a well-maintained 1966 VW Beetle (‘no reserve’ $10,000-$15,000) – one of two ‘Beetles’ on offer; a rare 1959 Fiat 500 Nuova Transformable Normale (‘no reserve’ $30,000-$35,000) and a very desirable 1981 Mini Moke Californian (‘no reserve’, $30,000-$40,000) in the online auction, with bidding opening on November 8 and closing on November 15.

Rare 1929 Austin Seven Meteor Sports Roadster

The smallest sports cars in the auction are a freshly-restored Australian-bodied 1929 Austin Seven Meteor Sports Roadster ($28,000-$38,000), which faces competition from a 1949 MG TC that has been in the hands of its current owner for the past 36 years ($40,000-$60,000) and a superb 1950 MG supercharged K3 Magnette Roadster Recreation ($275,000 - $300,000).

1971 Morris Woody with Morris Trailer

One of the more unusual lots is a 1971 Morris Minor Traveller (‘Woody’) with a matching trailer – both restored to a very high standard – with the Traveller being the nicest one that Shannons can recall seeing for many years.

2010 Ford LV Focus RS Hatchback
2016 Ford LZ Focus RS Hatchback

Ford hot hatch enthusiasts are well catered for, with a pair of Ford Focus models – A one owner and very low kilometre 2010 LV RS Hatchback (‘no reserve’, $50,000-$60,000) – one of only 315 Mark 2 models built for the Australian market that has travelled just 4,822 kilometres since new – and an increasingly collectible 2016 LZ Focus RS in the model’s hero colour of Nitrous Blue that had just one owner and has recorded only delivery mileage ($80,000-$100,00).

1969 Mazda R100 Coupe

Other spectacular small cars in the auction include a 1969 Mazda R100 rotary coupe that has been in the same ownership for 47 years, during which it has been retro-fitted with a bridgeported 12A Rotary engine ($80,000-$100,000).

1988 Peugeot 205 GTI Coupe

French hot hatch lovers will be delighted to find a 1988 Peugeot 205 GTi coupe – now a modern classic – which has an expected selling range of $28,000-$34,000.

1993 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evo Sedan

But the performance king of them all is a turbocharged 1993 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evo Sedan that has been upgraded to tarmac rally spec.

Imported from Italy in 2018, where it has become a fast-appreciating classic , the car has a CAMS log book but has not been road registered or raced in Australia and received very little use over the past four years.

Representing a huge build cost in excess of $100,000 to replicate, the Integrale is the perfect weapon to tackle legendary classic rally events, such as Targa Tasmania.

Expected to sell for $60,000-$70,000, the Delta HF Integrale Evo was recently described by Britain’s respected Classic & Sportscar magazine as having “a body by Giugiaro and handling by God”.

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To talk to a Shannons Auction Team member directly, call the 1300 078 500.