Sydney, Australia (PressExposure) October 03, 2008 -- Heading the muscle cars is a stunning Candyapple Red 1969 Boss 429 Mustang Fastback - one of just 800 specially built 7.0 litre big block models built for NASCAR racing, in which they reached speeds of over 200 mph (320km/h).
This Boss 429 with its four-speed close ratio gearbox and Traction Lok differential has been in Australia for the past four years and is in concours condition, making it a very sought-after collectors item.
Just as exciting for Australian muscle car enthusiasts is the 1973 Ford Falcon XA GT 'RPO83' sedan finished in trademark Yellow Glo.
The 'RPO83' homologation package for the Falcon XA GT effectively turned the model into the Phase IV GT-HO that Ford planned to build before the 'Supercar' scare in the Australian media saw local manufacturers pull the pin on their publically-available race cars. With just 250 examples built, genuine RPO83 Falcons like the fully-documented and very original car being auctioned by Shannons are becoming highly prized today.
Sporting car enthusiasts also have an eclectic range to choose from in Sydney, headed by a striking black 1989 Porsche 911 Wide Body Speedster that has covered just 58, 540km from new - most in the hands of its current owner of the past 15 years.
With a cut-down frameless windscreen and an enveloping hatch covering the rear compartment and folding roof, the 911 Speedster introduced in the late 1980s was the spiritual successor of the iconic 356 Speedster of the 1950s and is today viewed as an classic in its own right.
Just 2,103 wide-body examples were built and only six out of a total of 139 right hand drive examples were delivered in Australia, making this Speedster one of the most exclusive of all Porsches.
Also sporting, also exciting and almost certainly a future classic is the 2000 Lotus 340R Roadster in the Sydney auctions
Based on the Elise platform, the extreme Lotus 340R that went on sale in 2000 was a limited production, lightweight roadster intended for either road or track use and had true supercar performance, accelerating from 0-100km/h in just 4.4 seconds. Believed to be one of only a couple of 340Rs on Australian road, this rare Lotus - number 16 of 340 built - is fitted with the optional 190bhp (142kW) upgrade and has travelled only 24,649km from new.
From another era comes a beautiful, black 1957 Triumph TR3A Roadster with its chrome wire wheels that was imported from the United States around 10 years ago and has been restored comprehensively over the past four years. The car has been kept in storage since, covering just 168 miles, and is effectively almost in like-new condition, making it a very usable and collectable classic.
Just as exciting for enthusiasts of vintage cars, is the beautifully-presented 1928 Ford Model A Tourer that underwent a ground up restoration eight years ago, with great care taken to keep the car 100 per cent original.
The vehicle has since won numerous awards, most recently taking out a Blue Ribbon at Bathurst this year - testimony to the quality of the rebuild.
These cars are amongst a stunning line-up of 25 special vehicles and 27 memorabilia lots in the auction, with all vehicles on public display at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre from October 9-19.
Make sure you catch the special display of highlight vehicles in Hall 4.