Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Classic Cars a Passion; Pawn Stars Australia Personality Pines for Magnum's Ferrari

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Classic Cars a Passion; Pawn Stars Australia Personality Pines for Magnum's Ferrari

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AS a man whose day job is trading in used treasures, it's little wonder Pawn Stars Australia personality Shanon Folden has a taste for classic cars.

Soon to hit your TV screens in the Aussie version of the infinitely watchable Pawn Stars US reality show, the 43-year-old's family had an eclectic mix of custom, British and European cars as he grew up.

But it's an Italian Ferrari he most pines for today, as a moustachioed hero of 1980s television has left an indelible mark.

Here are Shanon's answers to our searching car questions.

What was your first car?

A white 1985 Toyota Bundera (a SWB LandCruiser 70 Series). You could fold down the front window and really get the wind (and bugs) through your hair. I traded it for a 1978 BMW 528i.

What are you driving now and what do you love and hate about it?

I'm driving a 1977 Jaguar XJ 4.2. I love the fact it's a 1977 Jag. I also hate the fact it's a 1977 Jag.

What cars did your family have while you were growing up? …

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