Shannons Melbourne Autumn Classic auction results

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars Magazine

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Some bargains, some head-scratchers, even some regret on our part

Shannon’s Autumn Classic auction in Melbourne took place last night with some stunning cars passing through.

We’ve previously taken a look at some of the cars that caught our eye, but now it’s time to see the results.

There were some absolute bargains, even a few of us in the office this morning vocalising some regret and missed opportunities.

Conversely, there were plenty of surprises, with cars falling way over our own estimates.

Classic Aussie metal continues to run strong in comparison to more modern European and Japanese sports cars, many of which fell short of our own valuations.

Also, a number plate sold for $510,000... you can make your own judgements on that.

Read on further for the full car results and commentary.

Lot #4 – 1967 Holden HR Utility

SOLD - $11,000

Lot #5 – 1968 Morris Mini Deluxe 2 Door Saloon

SOLD - $16,000

Lot #7 – 1984 Holden WB Statesman Deville Sedan

SOLD - $11,500

Lot #8 – 1970 Ford ZD Fairlane V8 Sedan

SOLD - $17,000

Lot #9 – 1996 BMW E36 M3 3.2 Coupe

SOLD - $22,000

Lot #10 – 2000 BMW E39 M5 V8 Sedan

SOLD - $20,000

Not bad at all for what’s claimed to be the greatest sports sedan in history.

Lot #14 – 1977 Holden HZ Premier 4.3 V8 Sedan

SOLD - $38,000

Lot #15 – 1971 Ford XY Falcon 500 Sedan

SOLD - $32,000

Lot #16 – 1954 Holden FJ ‘V6 EFI Enhanced’ Sedan

SOLD - $25,000

Lot #17 – 1877 Chrysler Drifter 318 V8 Panel Van

SOLD - $27,000

Lot #18 – 1976 Holden HX Sandman 5.0 V8 Panel Van

SOLD - $37,000

Lot #19 - 1983 Ford XE Fairmont Ghia ESP V8 Sedan

SOLD - $23,000

Lot #20 – 1980 Holden HDT VC Brock Commodore Sedan

SOLD - $60,000

If anything, a little lower than what we expected, however we noted that the car wasn’t in concours condition. At this price it represents great value for someone willing to do a minor restoration to really elevate it to the higher echelons of VC Brocks.

Lot #27 – 1954 Citroen 2CVSA Sedan

SOLD - $18,500

Lot #28 – 1950 Fiat 500C Topolino Cabriolet

SOLD - $15,000

Lot #29 – 1927 Stearns Knight G8 Series Sedan

SOLD - $34,000

Lot #30 – 1927 Rolls-Royce 20HP ‘Barker’ Tourer

SOLD - $85,000

Lot #34 – 1973 Holden HQ Premier 4.2 V8 Station Wagon

SOLD - $15,000

Lot #35 – 1978 Holden HZ GTS 253 V8 Sedan

SOLD - $33,000

Lot #36 – 1968 Ford XT Falcon 500 ‘V8 Enhanced’ Sedan

SOLD - $25,000

Lot #37 – 1972 Ford XA Fairmont 302 V8 Station Wagon

PASSED IN – Top bid:  $34,000

Lot #38 – 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback (LHD)

SOLD - $54,000

Lot #39 – 1977 Chrysler CL Charger 770 V8 Coupe

SOLD - $43,000

Lot #40 – 1972 Holden HQ Monaro GTS 308 Coupe

SOLD - $82,000

Lot #46 - 1966 Pontiac Parisienne Sedan (RHD)

SOLD - $27,000

Lot #47 – 1931 Ford Victoria ‘Street Rod’ Tudor Tourer (RHD)

SOLD - $30,000

Lot #48 – 1968 Dodge Charger R/T 440 Coupe (LHD)

SOLD - $72,000

Lot #49 – 1970 Chrysler 300 Hurst Coupe (LHD)

SOLD - $61,000

An extremely rare car in Australia and in outstanding condition. Price reflects US market for top notch examples. Sold within estimate.

Lot #52 – 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham Pillarless Sedan (RHD)

SOLD - $109,000

Also a very rare car, with seamless right-hook conversion. Sold within estimate.

Lot #60 – 1995 Nissan Skyline R33 GTR V-Spec Coupe

SOLD - $41,500

An absolute heartbreaker for this young motor-noter – that same price would usually buy you a car with double the kilometres and in far less original condition on the second-hand market.

Lot #61 - 1999 Nissan Skyline R34 GTR V-Spec Coupe

SOLD - $90,000

Price reflects these models in very modest and average condition on the second-hand market. However, at this price for a completely original R34 GTR V-Spec, with only 26,520kms – the owner has nabbed themselves a serious bargain. This car would sell for north of $150,000 on the second-hand market tomorrow.

Lot #65 - 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC Coupe

SOLD - $18,000

Editor Allen was offered one for $40,000 recently. Thankfully, he backed out.

Lot #66 – 1986 BMW 635CSi ‘Manual’ Coupe

SOLD - $38,000

A higher-mileage example but results may suggest the E24 market is firming up. A few years prior, the same car would likely fall around the $20,000 mark.

Lot #67 – 2009 Mynx V8 ‘Morgan Replica’ Roadster

SOLD - $27,500

Lot #68 – 1992 Jaguar XJS V12 Convertible

SOLD - $49,000

Lot #69 – 1979 Banko classic ‘Ferrari 365 GTS Daytona Spyder’ Replica

SOLD - $70,000

Lot #70 – 1970 Jaguar E-Type 4.3 Series 2 2+2 Coupe

PASSED IN – Top bid:  $85,000

Lot #71 – 1972 BMW 3.0CSL E9 Coupe (LHD)

SOLD - $71,000

Lot #75 – 1976 Holden LX Torana SS 5.0 V8 Hatchback

SOLD - $94,000

Lot #76 – 1970 Holden HG Brougham 308 V8 Sedan

SOLD - $58,000

Lot #77 – 1972 Chrysler VH E55 Charger 770SE Coupe

SOLD - $115,000

Sold at the top of the guiding price, and beyond our Buyer’s Guide – but in concourse condition, you can’t knock the price for what is possibly the greatest example in the country.

Lot #78 – 197 Holden HQ Monaro 350 GTS Coupe (Project)

PASSED IN – Top bid:  $95,000

Two bids were made but did not make reserve. Implies two parties were interested, however the project may have been a little too big to demand further bidding.

Lot #79 – 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird ‘426 Hemi’ Coupe (LHD)

PASSED IN – Top bid: $520,000

Made it to the bottom of Shannon’s guiding range after 3 bids, however still did not make reserve.

Lot #80 – 1974 Ford Falcon XB GT Coupe

SOLD - $121,000

BONUS NEWS: Lot #74 – Victorian Numerical Number Plates ‘101’

SOLD - $510,000

A new auction record for Victorian licence plates… Absolutely bananas.

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