10 perfect car companions for the Australian summer

Whilst the classics cars in the northern hemisphere are being winterized, cars in Australia are awaking from their hibernation as summer hits the south. Your perfect summer car or motorcycle can be found on 5 November at Shannons’ Spring Auction in Sydney.

Although the Shannons auction catalogue contains many interesting European collector cars, such as a Porsche 356 Pre-A, a Bristol 401, and a Lombardi 850 Grand Prix, it’s the Australian classics that fascinate us. For example, there’s a 1971 Ford Falcon XY GT-HO Phase III, which Shannons tout as the ultimate Australian muscle car and estimates at 430,000 to 490,000 euros. It’s also great to see some of Holden's Down Under classics, such as the Commodore, Monaro, or Premier, as they’re rarely seen outside of Australia. The full catalogue of Shannons’ Spring Auction, held on 5 November 2018 in Sydney, can be found in the Classic Driver Market.

Our 10 favourites from the auction