Sonny Bono purchased Porsche 911 to go under the hammer at Lloyds new Essendon facility

Sonny Bono purchased Porsche 911 to go under the hammer at Lloyds new Essendon facility

To satisfy growing demand Lloyds Online Auctions announces the opening of their new location in Melbourne’s Essendon. Located close to the Tullamarine Freeway this site signals Lloyds commitment to the Victorian Classic Car community.

Executives from Joyce Corporation Ltd. (ASX:JYC), majority shareholder in Lloyds, were at the Essendon site this week to inspect it before their upcoming auction.

Mr. Dan Smetana, Chairman of the group said “We see our Essendon presence as a positive step in engaging with the Victorian classic car community”.

The site will host a classic car auction on Saturday October 14 that will include a Porsche 911 Targa that was purchased by Sonny Bono. This vehicle will be auctioned with original paperwork, Porsche Certification and correspondence from Susie Coelho, Bono’s third wife.

Mr. Anthony Mankarios, Executive Director of Joyce Corporation noted “This very collectible car is being auctioned with photos and other memorabilia featuring Sonny Bono, Cher and Susie Coelho confirming the authenticity and pedigree of this unique car”.

Mr. Smetana concluded by saying “I’m honestly intrigued to see what a car in such amazingly original condition with a really unique history will bring. I think it represents a fantastic investment for the discerning Porsche enthusiast”.

Lloyds were recently showcased at the Supercheap Autos Bathurst 1000 as part of the Heroes and Legends week and recently auctioned the first Holden Dealer Team Monaro built by Harry Firth.

The auction will commence at 1pm at Lloyds Classic Car Auctions 300 Lionel Street, Essendon Fields Victoria.

View the Sonny Bono Porsche here

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