For those who don’t know, Shannons Auctions regularly holds Auctions in Sydney and Melbourne here in Australia.
Since 1981 Shannons Auctions have conducted Australia’s biggest collectable vehicle auctions including the prestigious Australian International Motor Show Auction in Sydney and The Melbourne International Motor Show.
Shannons has grown with the support from the Australian Car Club movement and is intimately involved in supporting clubs and motoring enthusiasts through promotions and event sponsorships of swap meets, rallies and concours each year.
Last night saw the 2007 Shannons Sydney Winter Classic Auction take place in suburban Sydney and amongst the cars was lot 17, a 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback ‘Eleanor’ Replica (LHD) which was sold for $AUS 75,000 (Approx $USD 65,400) which i thought was a pretty good price, though on a close inspection the car doesn’t look it’s best, and i’m not sure on the paint job.
The particulars are as follows:
The chassis has an Eccentric Eliminator kit, a negative wedge camber correction kit, Shelby-style A-arm relocation kit and front sway bar, competition drop springs, KYB gas adjustable shocks, rear sway bar and drop rear springs. Lots of improvements have been made with safety in mind, including a brand new 16-gallon fuel tank and sending unit, new fuel lines and disc brakes all round. The engine is a fully balanced and blueprinted Cleveland 351-cid V8 with four bolt main and 4V heads, Crane roller rockers and lifters and 11:1 compression ratio. The gearbox is a Tremec TKO500 five-speed with 3.70 Torque Lock posi and Mag Dog racing clutch. Everything under the bonnet has been uprated to suit, including the big block radiator, dual electric fan/shroud, High Torque mini starter, Holley chrome high volume fuel pump and much more. Externally, the Mustang really looks the part with a fibreglass Eleanor kit, Eleanor 17-inch wheels, billet-style grille treatment, new Cobra filler cap and all new headlight, turn signal and tail light assemblies. The cabin really complements the exterior, with a Sport Deck fold-down rear seat, centre console, brushed aluminium dash and door panel kit and a LaCarrera steering wheel. The interior has new carpets, dash pad, upholstery, headliner, sills, rubbers, seat belts and visors. The air conditioning unit has a new compressors, hoses and exchanger and the heater blower replaced.
I Can’t say I’m sold on it, but it’s good to see yet another one running around my local area and it’s also good to find another example with a TKO installed, which is what I’m wanting to do but have been told it’s very difficult.