Iconic mini cars and scooters are the highlight of Shannons Melbourne Little Italy auction

Antique car lovers would give an arm or leg to be at this auction on March 7 which features a range of Italy’s automotive pride – its tiny little scooters and cars which once graced its streets. Shannons auction in Melbourne is holding the special auction which will feature a 1960 ‘suicide door’ 500D Fiat Nuova and a 1969 500F Fiat. They boast the car company’s ‘legendary’ 500cc two cylinder engine and have four-speed manual gearboxes. The cars are expected to sell for $9,000-$12,000 and $8000-$10,000 range respectively.

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The extremely catchy and cute Vespa of the 1950s including a red 1955 model that needs restoration, a restored silver 1959 GS and a restored 1958 Vespa Ape three-wheeler will also be showcased. Prices expected are $1,500-$3,000, $5,000-$8,000 and $6,000-$10,000 ranges respectively. The auction will also feature a replica vintage pedal car that is expected to go for $2,000 to $2,500.

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