30 cars offered with No Reserve saw some big winners for small prices

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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30 cars offered with No Reserve saw some big winners for small prices

With 30 cars out of 80 lots on offer with No Reserve, there was lots of opportunity to stick a classic car in the garage at home thanks to Shannons Winter Classic auction in Melbourne overnight.

As such, that seemed to be the case, with a number of tempting classics finding new homes for winning bids that both raised our eyebrows – and had us kicking ourselves for missing out.

Conversely, the top end of the market may be on the slow side, as a number of big ticket items failed to meet reserve and Passed In.

At the top end of prices: two T53 Lowline Cooper Climax Racing cars were offered with no reserve. The two Lots (50 & 51) sold for $76,000 and $120,000 respectively. The latter, was owned by none other than Sir Jack Brabham.

For the first time, a trio of Australian-delivered Nissan Skyline R32 GTRs were offered at auction – all three again with no reserve. None were pristine garage queens, they were used cars, with lots 59 and 60 were well north of 150,000kms. Equivalent grey import cars with original and un-built engines would usually fetch around $35-$40,000 – but only 100 were originally sold in Australia, and hosted various different components to the more common JDM counterparts.

The three GTRs, Lots 58, 59 and 60, sold for $87,000, $70,000, and $64,000 respectively. Lot 58, the highest priced car, was the best-kept example; with under 100,000kms on the odo, and previously owned by Gibson Motorsport.

With a large number of cars found new homes for far more accessible prices however, with number of No Reserve lots ultimately being nabbed for great value.

Lot 4, a 1979 MGB Roadster was ken home for just $5,000. Not bad for one of the world’s most iconic and ground-breaking two-seater sporting roadsters.

Lots 6, 7 and 9, were all Aussie classics from differing eras. The first was a 1974 ZG Fairlane, which was taken home for $14,500. Lot 7 was a 1960 Holden FB Special Sedan, and sold for $18,000. Lot 9, a historic 1952 FX 48-215 found a new home for just $17,000.

At the pointy end of affordability, Lot 67, and immaculate left-hand drive BMW E30 M3 passed in at $76,000 after it failed to meet reserve

Lot 78, an ex-Group C 1975 XB Falcon racecar also failed to meet reserve, and was Passed In after a spurt of bids, eventually topping out at $380,000.

Read on for the full list of results:

Lot 4: 1979 MGB Roadster – Sold $5,000

Lot 5: 1968 Jaguar 240 Saloon – Sold $11,000

Lot 6: 1974 Ford ZG Fairlane – Sold $14,500

Lot 7: 1960 Holden FB Special Sedan – Sold $18,000

Lot 8: 1962 Chysler Valiant S Series Sedan – Sold $29,000

Lot 9: 1952 Holden FX 48-215 – Sold $17,000

Lot 13: 1955 Buick Century ‘Pillarless’ Sedan (LHD) – Sold $6,500

Lot 14: 1953 Alvis TC21 Saloon – Sold $15,000

Lot 15: 1947 Triumph 1800 Roadster – Sold $23,000

Lot 17: 1939 Chevrolet Sloper sports Coupe (RHD) – Sold $20,000

Lot 18: 1939 Hudson Terraplane 76 Coupe – Sold $30,000

Lot 19: 1931 Chevrolet Roadster – Sold $35,000

Lot 24: 1974 Citroen D Special Sedan – Sold $33,000

Lot 26: 1976 Jaguar XJ-Z V12 Coupe – Sold $22,000

Lot 27: 1962 Fiat 500 Giardiniera Wagon – Passed In $22,000

Lot 28: 1973 Range rover ‘Suffix B’ 2Dr Wagon – Sold $27,000

Lot 34: 1977 Ford Fairlane ZH Marquis Sedan – Sold $13,000

Lot 35: 1974 Ford XB Fairmont Hearse Wagon – Sold $12,000

Lot 36: 1964 Ford Falcon Sprint V8 Convertible (LHD) – Sold $30,000

Lot 37: 1962 Studebaker Lark 327 V8 Coupe (LHD) – Sold $25,000

Lot 38: 1968 Ford Mustang ‘GT 500E Eleanor Replica’ Fastback (RHD) – Sold $60,000

Lot 39: 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 Coupe (LHD) – Sold $55,000

Lot 40: 1994 Dodge Viper R/T10 Roadster (RHD) – Sold $83,000

Lot 45: 1970 MG B MkII Roadster – Sold $18,000

Lot 46: 1958 MG A 1500 Roadster – Sold $28,000

Lot 47: 1967 Ford Cortina GT Sedan – Sold $20,000

Lot 48: 1998 Macrae ‘Porsche 550 Replica’ Spyder – Sold $90,000

Lot 49: 1954 Austin-Healey 100/4 BN1 Roadster – Passed In $64,000

Lot 50: c1960 Cooper Climax T53 Low Line Race Car – Sold $76,000

Lot 51: c160 Cooper Climax T53 Low Line Race Car – Sold $120,000

Lot 56: 1974 Toyota FJ40 LandCruiser SWB ‘Modified’ Wagon – Sold $13,500

Lot 57: 1973 Mazda RX2 Coupe (LHD) – Sold $37,000

Lot 58: 1991 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R (1 of 100 Australian Delivered) – Sold $87,000

Lot 59: 1991 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R (1 of 100 Australian Delivered) – Sold $70,000

Lot 60: 1991 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R (1 of 100 Australian Delivered) – Sold $64,000

Lot 61: 1987 BMW E30 M3 (LHD) – Passed In $76,000

Lot 65: 1993 Bentley Brooklands Saloon – Sold $36,000

Lot 66: 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL Convertible – Sold $27,000

Lot 67: 1969 Porsche 911 T ‘Targa’ Coupe – Passed In $78,000

Lot 68: 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Convertible – Sold $80,000

Lot 69: 1962 Porsche 356B T6 ‘Twin Grille’ Roadster (RHD) – Sold $352,000

Lot 70: 1922 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Tourer – Passed In $190,000

Lot 74: 1976 Ford XB Fairmont 302 V8 Sedan – Sold $15,000

Lot 75: 1964 Holden EH ‘Modified’ Utility – Sold $28,000

Lot 76: 1963 Ford XL Falcon ‘Modified’ Sedan – Sold $39,000

Lot 77: 1973 Chrysler VJ Charger E48 Coupe – Passed In $72,000

Lot 78: 1975 Ford XB Falcon ‘Group C’ Coupe Racecar – Passed In $380,000

Lot 79: 1971 Chrysler VH Charger E38 R/T ‘Big Tank’ Coupe – Sold $132,000

Lot 80: 1964 Holden EH Special Wagon – Sold $17,000

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