IMAGINE if you will, driving through the streets of Shepparton in a 1972 Jaguar E-type V12 roadster. You can if you can beat the rush at the auction.
Shepparton racing identity, Bryan ‘Thommo’ Thomson is putting a number of his motor collection up sake at an online auction on Sunday June 20.
Highlights from Thomson’s private collection include the Jag, a 1972 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12 Roadster (lot 23, $150,000-170,000), a highly original car which Bryan has owned for over forty years and a 1998 Toyota Supra RZ 3-Litre Coupe (lot 22, $50,000-70,000) also owned by Bryan, for over 17 years, with only 41,700km on the clock.
Born in Victoria in 1935, Bryan ‘Thommo’ Thomson’s first foray into motorsport was in 1953 on a grass racing track at Lemnos near Shepparton. His competing career went on to span an incredible five decades racing against the likes of Brockie, Allan Moffat and Norm Beechey.
Aside from his racing career, Bryan had a successful Volvo dealership in Shepparton and a little known fact was that he was also a prime mover in the establishment of Winton Raceway.
Today, at 86, he still rides up to 400km every week on his Ducati Multistrada, and his hope is that his collection of cars and motorcycles featured in the auction will bring as much enjoyment and happiness to others as it has to him over the years.
For sale will also be a rare 1981 Suzuki GSX1100S ‘Katana’ Six Hour Special’ (lot 8, $30,000-40,000) owned by Bryan for over forty years and a 1956 Velocette MAC 350
For further information on the auction contact Donnington Auctions at https://doningtonauctions.com.au