Mustangs and Jaguars dominate Shannons auction

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

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shannons boss 429 mustang $330,000 was bid on this 429 Boss Mustang. shannons boss 429 mustang
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Mini Cooper S scores high

Last night’s Shannons Melbourne auction proved there’s still plenty of money behind the local classic market, and was notable for being dominated by something other than local cars.

A large part of the marathon event was devoted to the Ian Cummins collection – an interesting mix of (mostly) transatlantic machinery, dominated by Jaguars and Mustangs, most of which sold on the final fall of the hammer.

A 1964 Mini Cooper S (lot 41) attracted plenty of interest, scoring an impressive bid of $53,000.

Top bid for the night was $660,000, for an exceptional replica of a 1955 Jaguar D-type (lot 68). However that wasn’t enough to sell the car on the spot – no doubt negotiations will continue.

A rare race-prepped 1965 Shelby Mustang (lot 57) attracted a $500,000 bid – again this wasn’t quite enough to do the job on the night.

Top sale price went to a 1969 Mustang Boss 429 (lot 67), at $330,000, followed by a 1988 Ferrari Testarossa (lot 45) at $275,000.

Jaguar collectors were out in force, bidding $222,000 for a replica of a 1953 C-type (lot 55) and $202,000 for an E-type 4.2 Series 2 roadster (lot 54).

Mid-level American cars from the 1930s aren’t always the easiest sell, but two on the night did well: a 1932 Plymouth two-door coupe (lot 52) scored a bid of $27,000, while an unusual 1934 Chrysler Airflow sedan (lot 64) pulled a respectable $42,000.

As for local cars, a 1971 Falcon XY GT 351 auto pulled a solid bid of $140,000, but that wasn’t quite enough to get it across the line. Meanwhile an HSV GTS-R (lot 86) sold for $85,000.

Shannons will be running an online auction for the remaining memorabilia lots in the Cummins collection, starting November 30.

Results

Lot – car – top bid

1 1969 Fiat 500F - $13,000

2 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SE - $6500

3 1955 MG TF 1500 roadster - $33,000

4 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC coupe - $21,000

8 1971 Rambler Rebel – $14,000

9 1960 Jaguar MkII 2.4 - $16,000

10 1960 VW Karmann Ghia coupe - $18,500

11 1973 Mustang convertible - $32,000

12 1976 Ford Capri V6 Chastain -  $37,500

19 1929 Buick 6 roadster - $40,000

22 1950 Smith Ford V8 special - $100,000

30 1930 Austin 7 Swallow roadster - $34,000 (under negotiation)

31 1958 Jaguar Mk1 3.4 SE manual - $76,000

32 1967 Austin Healey 3000 MkIII BJ8 roadster - $108,000

33 1960 Jaguar XK150S 3.8 coupe - $132,000

34 1969 Mustang Boss 302 fastback - $150,000

41 1964 Austin Mini Cooper S - $53,000

42 1954 Sunbeam Alpine roadster - $49,000

43 1962 Jaguar Mk2 3.8 manual - $77,000

44 1968 Shelby Mustang GT350H fastback - $140,000

45 1988 Ferrari Testarossa coupe - $275,000

52 1938 Plymouth coupe - $27,000

53 1948 Jaguar MkIV 3.5 - $55,000

54 1970 Jaguar E-type 4.2 series 2 roadster - $202,000

55 1953 Jaguar C-type tribute - $222,000

56 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 fastback - $205,000 (under negotiation)

57 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 fastback racer - $500,000 (under negotiation)

64 1934 Chrysler Airflow sedan - $42,000

65 1966 Jaguar E-type 4.2 Series 1 coupe - $206,000

66 1966 Shelby Mustang GT350 fastback - $200,000

67 1969 Mustang Boss 429 fastback - $330,000

68 1955 Jaguar D-type tribute - $660,000 (under negotiation)

75 1994 Jaguar XJ-R supercharged - $30,000

76 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 - $29,000 (under negotiation)

77 1972 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 - $66,000 (under negotiation)

78 1972 Jaguar E-type V12 Series 3 2+2 - $60,000

80 1959 Jaguar XK150 drophead - $105,000 (under negotiation)

85 1968 Chevrolet Impala 327 pillarless - $30,000

86 1996 HSV Vs GTS-R number 73 - $85,000

87 1968 Holden HK Monaro 307 - $138,000

88 1971 Ford Falcon XY GT 351 auto - $140,000 (under negotiation)

89 1973 Holden HQ Monaro V8 sedan - $46,000

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