Mini scores $50k at auction

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

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Full Shannons results. High expectations from vendors foil some strong bids

Mini scores $50k at auction
This Mini scored an impressive $50,000

Last weekend’s Shannons auction proved that there is still plenty of money floating around in the local classic car market, however some vendors may be a little optimistic.

Some Brit and Euro machinery did well – a 1970 Mini MkII got a stand-out result of $50,000, while an unrestored Jaguar XK120 roadster scored a very solid $128,000.

A Ferrari Dino was the star lot, but the solid $460,000 top bid wasn’t quite enough to push it over reserve.

Despite the USA classic car market being a little flat at the moment, there is still an appetite for premium machinery. However a bid of $310,000 didn’t reach reserve on a 1979 Boss Mustang 429.

Here are the full results.

Top bids

6. 1963 Holden EJ Special $19,000

7. 1960 Holden FB sedan $17,000

8. 1976 Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser SWB $17,500

9. 1954 Holden FJ Special sedan $34,000

10. 1972 Holden HQ SS $34,000

16. 1964 Mini 850 van $13,500

17. 1954 MG TF roadster $35,000

18. 1962 Mini Cooper 997 $36,000 (Passed in)

19. 1947 Jaguar MkIV 3.5lt $31,000 (Passed in)

20. 1972 Jaguar E-type V12 2+2 $50,000

26. 1950 Fiat Topolino $15,000

27. 1973 Volvo P1800 estate $38,000

28. 1963 BMW Isetta 300 $37,250

29. 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 convertible $35,500

36. 1985 Daimler Double Six $10,500

37. 1971 Jaguar E-type 4.2 2+2 $65,000

38. 1970 Mini MkII $50,000

39. 1997 Lotus Esprit V8 $48,000

40. 1951 Jaguar XK120 roadster unrestored $128,000

47. 1979 Holden HZ utility in GTS livery $35,500

48. 1976 Holden Torana LX V8 hatchback $45,000

49. 1932 Ford 5-window Deuse hotrod $61,000

50. 1989 Robnell Cobra tribute 427 $76,000

56. 1959 Ford Fairlane Galaxie 2-door hardtop $31,000

57. 1965 Ford Mustang convertible $41,000

58. 1957 Ford Thunderbird convertible $58,000

59. 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 301 fastback $105,000 (Passed in)

60. 1979 Ford Mustang Boss 429 fastback $310,000 (Passed in)

66. 1995 BMW 840 $26,000

67. 1986 BMW M6 $100,000

68. 2003 BMW M3 E46 CSL $120,000

69. 1987 BMW M3 E30 GpA replica $110,000 (Passed in)

70. 1972 BMW E9 CSL 3.5 Batmobile replica $165,000 (Passed in)

76. 1974 Holden HQ Monaro GTS 253 $55,500

77. 1971 Holden LC Torana GTR $60,000

78. 1983 Holden HDT VH Commodore SS Gp3 $65,000

79. 1974 Maserati Merak $62,000

80. 1984 De Tomaso Pantera GT5 $235,000 (Passed in)

81. 1972 Ferrari 256 GT Dino $460,000 (Passed in)

 

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