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An Absolute Classic In Newcastle – The 1938 Chrysler Custom Imperial Town Limo

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Cars Are Rolling In For The Sunday 16th of June Burns & Co Classic & Collectable Car Auction.


An absolute Classic In Newcastle

In 1938, the Custom Imperial was stretched further, to a 144 inch wheelbase, and while the standard Imperials had a painted, highly polished wood-grain finish to the dashboard, those of the Custom were painted to harmonize with the upholstery.

Imperial Custom vs Custom Imperial was to be reflected years later with Imperial Crown vs Crown Imperial.
The main changes in 1938 were a side-opening hood, a horn ring on the steering wheel (replacing the dash-mounted button), moving the emergency brake, rubber-insulated steering gear, a first for any auto maker and front and rear sway bars, the only Chrysler model to have both.

The sight of this Superb 1938 Custom Imperial arriving here at our Newcastle facility was something to remember, rolling into the building in absolute grand style after driving a 200km trip from Sydney.

This era of motor vehicle manufacturing is long past us now, however we are lucky to see some absolutely beautiful examples still present and this car is one … and possibly the only one !!

You can view more information on this car here

And you can view more information on the June Classic & Collectable Car Auction here.

If you are looking to sell your car with Burns and Co please visit our Submit your vehicle page

Rarity From South Africa – The 1973 Ford Granada Perana Coupe V8

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Check Out This Rare 1973 Ford Granada Perana Coupe V8 Coming Up In Our Sunday 16th of June Burns & Co Classic & Collectable Car Auction.


Very Rare Car – possibly the only one in Australia.

Ford Coupe running a 302 V8 Windsor and C4 Automatic.

This well known and documented car has featured in many car magazines and articles. It was built in South Africa, and originally ran a V6 Capri engine. The car was given to Basil Green of Perana Motor Company for an engine and transmission conversion. The car was then returned to Ford and sold off the showroom floor. It was eventually imported to Australia by the second owner and registered on full Victorian registration (note that the car is being sold unregistered) and used on occasions as a club car.

You can view more information on this car here

And you can view more information on the June Classic & Collectable Car Auction here.

If you are looking to sell your car with Burns and Co please visit our Submit your vehicle page

👊👊👊 May Classic & Collectable Car Auction TOP 10 RESULTS 👊👊👊

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Sunday 5th of May saw the latest edition of the Burns & Co Classic & Collectable Car Auction take place.

It was great to have so many online, phone and absentee bidders as well as a very well populated bidding floor at our Melbourne facility making for an amazing day.
The day got off to a bang early with the auction of Lot 8 an absolutely gorgeous 1968 Holden HK GTS 327 Monaro Tribute. Having seen strong pre-bidding on this car there was great interest as to what would happen come the live auction. The bidding jumped out of blocks early seeing the car price shooting up. After a brief cooling of bids, the bidders again kicked into gear fighting it out until the hammer fell with the price on $258,265. Owner Andrew was a very happy man. “I love the set up here, it is amazing. It’s intimate, not too big but not too small. I found the Burns and Co staff very good to deal with. They provided good service, great advice and were honest in their assessment of my car. The presentation and the description of my car was spot on. I would totally recommend Burns & Co, especially for selling muscle cars.”
This set the tone for the rest of the day with a number of very strong results and a clearance rate of 90%. The second highest selling lot was lot 55, a 1976 Ford Falcon XB GT Coupe which reached $151,662.  The Red 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Auto 327 ($145,617) and the 1927 Rolls Royce Phantom 1 ($100,558) were the other cars to top the $100,000 mark with the 1963 Holden EH Special Sedan V8 also getting quite close ($97,811).
The Top ten results can be viewed in the below gallery. And for all results for the auction, you can click here.
A huge thank you to our vendors, staff and bidders for making this sale a success, and most importantly for choosing Burns & Co.
Interested in selling your car? Submit your vehicle today!
*All prices include Buyer’s Premium

Our Major “Next Level” Collectors Livestream Auction Saturday June 22nd, 2024 IS OFF TO A BANG!!

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Our Upcoming Major Next Level Livestream Collectors Auction is offering some highly desirable enamel signs, tins & oil bottles, quality restored petrol pumps, milk bar and other desirable collectables, including many of the popular brand names and an Enamel 4 piece SHELL sign!

Auction is Commencing on Saturday June 22nd, 2024 from 9:00 am (AEST) at 4 Market Drive Bayswater VIC, 3153


To view the website details Click Here

Take A Walk Through Our Sunday 5th May 2024 Classic & Collectable Car Auction

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Our Sunday 5th May Classic & Collectable Car Auction is around the corner so why not take a walk through shed 1 to see what you can add to your collection.

Auction is Commencing from 10:00 am (AEST) at 4 Market Drive Bayswater VIC, 3153

Including our normal range of Classic and Collectable motor cars, number plates and memorabilia! 


To view the website details Click Here
To view the full catalogue Click Here

Pot Stand a hot item at Nicholson

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Saturday and Sunday saw Burns & Co conducting a Timed Online Auction for vendors at Nicholson in Victoria. A massive auction with over 1400 lots, this was a big task for the team to organise. Given the size of the auction it was split into two and was held over two days to deal with the sheer number of lots.

After a well-attended inspection weekend the previous weekend the bids came in thick and fast on the lots, but the most sought-after lot, and the one with the highest price of $14,640 (including Buyer’s Premium) was a Superb 10 Piece Pot Stand & Pots.

After a big weekend of selling the Burns & Co team has been back on site this week to handle the big task of getting all of these items to their new owners.

A big thank you to the Vendor, to all the bidders, and an extra thank you to the team handling all of the logistics of this auction.

Piping Lane Trainer’s Melbourne Cup sells for $21,594

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It’s not very often that the general public gets the opportunity to own their very own Melbourne Cup. But thanks to one of our Vendors that is exactly what happened with not one, but three trainers Melbourne Cups being put up for auction.

The George Hanlon Collection Horse Racing Trophies & Memorabilia auction saw an impressive collection of horse racing trophies and memorabilia from iconic Australian horse trainer George Hanlon go under the hammer at the Burns & Co auction rooms. With a number of bidders attending in person and many, many more online there was some very competitive bidding. None more so than for the three trainer’s Melbourne Cups won by Hanlon with Piping Lane (1972), Arwon (1978) and Black Knight (1984).

When the hammer fell on the 1972 Melbourne Cup won by Piping Lane the final price was a breath taking $21,594. The 1978 cup won by Arwon was the second highest yielding lot closing at $16,104 and the 1984 cup fetching $9,760. While these cups were the ‘stars’ of the show there was many an item that held both great interest and great history in the Australian Horse Racing scene.

Burns & Co would again like to thank the Vendor for providing us with the opportunity to sell such a historic collection and would also like to thank all of those who registered and bid on items.

*All prices stated in this article include Buyer’s Premium

Auction Results Wrap – Week ending 26.4.24

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This week saw a massive auction week for the Burns & Co team with 8 different auctions wrapping up over the seven-day period. There were some great results and lots of competitive bidding. Some of the highlights of this weeks auctions included*;

To view full results for each auction please click on the auction title below:

*All prices stated in this article include Buyer’s Premium

Street Machine features Rare HJ Statesman Coupe available at the National Holden Motor Museum Auction!

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The National Holden Motor Museum Auction to be held in Echuca on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th of May 2024 is gaining momentum as well as interest in the public and media alike. One example of this is the article in Street Machine Magazine which casts a spotlight on possibly the rarest car in the auction, the 1974 HJ Statesman Coupe.

Jack Houlihan from Street Car Magazine has compiled a highly informative piece outlining the history of this extraordinary car and how it came to be. You can read the article by clicking here.

For more information on the National Holden Motor Museum Auction view the auction webpage here. And keep watching the Burns and Co Facebook page.

⏰⏰ TIME CHANGE ⏰⏰ National Holden Motor Museum Auction!

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The Echuca National Holden Motor Museum Auction has changed its time for the Saturday 18th May 2024 auction, it will now begin from 8am AEST!!

New Official Dates Are As Follows:

Saturday 18th May 2024 starting at 8.00 am AEST
Lots 1 to 600 inclusive
Shop stock, signage, genuine GMH workshop fittings etc., motors, gearboxes, static displays, prototypes, display cabinets, model cars, car manuals, museum displays, flags etc.

Many items will be “one offs” and put simply, never available for sale. Many items have been rescued from the Holden Manufacturing plants and dealerships scattered across the country. A catalogue not to be missed.

Sunday 19th May 2024 starting at 9.00am AEST
Lots 601 – 731 inclusive
Motor vehicles and motorcycles inc. many of Holdens most iconic models including FX, FJ, HK Monaro, HQ Sandman, Torana, HR, HQ GTS 350 Coupe, Brougham, HSV90 Statesman, super rare HJ Statesman Coupe, plus more along with a good spread of classic and vintage motorcycles. Also included are some items of signage, memorabilia, etc.

Many of the vehicles are being offered on an unreserved basis.

Sunday 12th May from 10.00am to 4.00pm
Monday 13th May to Friday 17th May 2024 from 10.00am to 3.00pm.
Day of sale – Saturday 18th May from 7.00am
Day of sale – Sunday 19th May from 7.30am.

Make sure not to miss out on a once in a lifetime opportunity to own some Australian Motoring History!!

For further information on the auction please visit the auction webpage – Major Two Day Auction – Echuca National Holden Motor Museum. Echuca, Victoria – Burns & Co. Auctions (