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by Matt Brogan

Shannons Sydney Summer Auction starts on February 15th 2010 and has a great range of unusual no reserve classic vehicles.
Toping the quirky classics is a three headlight rear engine 1963 Czechoslovakian Tatra 603 Series saloon, part of a deceased estate. With a 2.5 litre air cooled all aluminium V8 engine and a four speed manual gearbox, the Tatra also had rear swing axles as part of its all independent suspension.

Imported for the Czechoslovakian Consul-General, it is the only known example in Australia. Has just had a full engine rebuild last year costing $13,000 and is in good condition.
Accompanied by some rare books, workshop manuals and spare parts as well as documentation of the cars history, the car has been in storage since its engine restoration.
This highly collectible classic is expected to sell in the $16,000- $22,000 range.

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A 1990 Citroen 2CV6 Charleston sedan is also on offer with no reserve. This car is believed to be one of seven late model 2CV Charleston models sold new in Australia, powered by a two cylinder air cooled 600cc engine and is in great condition. Expected to sell in the range of $12,000- $16,000.
The other Citroen available is a well presented 1972 SM 3.0 litre coupe, only 12,920 built with Maserati V6 engines and was discontinued in 1975. It is expected to sell in the range of $33,000- $38,000.

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Another unusual car is the retro styled two door Pao coupe from Nissan. Was designed to be a fashionable city car with the ability to turn in 4.4 meters and had a fuel consumption of just 3.4 litres per 100km, this car was only sold on order between January and April 1989.
Being the only Pao for sale in Australia Shannons believe it will selll in the range of $6,000- $9,000.
A well presented 1955 Morgan Plus 4 Roadster with a new fabric roof, side curtains and tonneau cover. It has a modified engine to Triumph TR4A specifications and fiberglass mudguards. Included is the Chassis Record Certificate from Morgan as well as spares including twin Webers on a manifold, Shannons expect it to sell in the $30,000- $35,000 range.




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