Shannons Sydney Winter Classic auction results

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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Consistent buying at Shannons overnight, but some classic Europeans still struggling to move

Shannons held their Winter classic auction in Sydney last night, with plenty of cars finding loving new homes.

With a diverse blend of cars from various marques and origins, cars were being bought quite consistently, helped along by 11 No Reserve Lots. Just six cars were Passed In for the night.

In our auction preview yesterday, we took a closer look at a few cars, the first being Lot 7, a one-owner HZ Kingswood SL with a factory 4.2lt V8 and a T-bar auto. Estimates were pegged between $15,000 and $20,000, and it was sold for $16,500.

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A 1967 HR Holden ute landed square in the middle of its $20,000 to $25,000 estimate, selling for $23,000.

We’ve long held the opinion that Shannons seems to be the place to go for semi-modern Euro tourers; with a 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300CE-24 coupe selling for $20,500, and a sweet manual 1991 BMW E34 M5 selling for $23,000.

One of our favourite lots was a cute little Aussie-delivered 1968 Honda S800 Roadster, which sold for $29,000 – almost square in the middle of its $25,000 to $25,000 guiding range.

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At the top end of prices; a 1974 LH Torana with the L34 and SL/R 5000 pack fetched $90,000, a touch short of its $95,000 to $125,000 estimate. Though with an unoriginal motor and unoriginal coloured paint, it’s likely that its overall value took a hit in many buyers’ eyes.

The last lot of the night was a rare 2002 Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R V-Spec II Nur. A no-holds-barred performance honed variant of the venerable GT-R lineage, the car scraped into its pre-auction estimate range, ultimately selling for $144,000 – just $4,000 over its bottom line guiding range.

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Just six cars failed to meet reserve; notably Lot 42, a 1969 Jaguar E-type Series 2 2+2 failed to meet reserve after a small rapid exchange of bids, ultimately passing in at $79,000.

A rare pagoda roof 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230SL passed in at $88,000 after a small flurry of interest.

And one of the headline cars for the auction, a 1978 Aston Martin V8 ‘Oscar India’ coupe failed to meet reserve after bids topped out at $220,000.

See below for the full list of results

Lot 7 – 1980 Holden HZ Kingswood SL 4.2lt V8 Sedan – SOLD: $16,500

Lot 8 – 1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Convertible (RHD) – SOLD: $20,500

Lot 9 – 1967 Holden HR Utility – SOLD: $23,000

Lot 10 – 1953 Holden FJ Utility – SOLD: $32,000

Lot 11 – 1958 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe De Ville (RHD) (Barn Find) – SOLD: $27,000

Lot 18 – 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300CE-24 Coupe – SOLD: $20,500

Lot 19 – 1991 BMW M5 E34 Saloon – SOLD: $23,000

Lot 20 – 1968 Honda S800 Roadster – SOLD: $29,000

Lot 21 – 1951 Willys Overland 4x2 Station Wagon (RHD) – PASSED IN: $25,000

Lot 22 – 1986 Kougar Sports Roadster – PASSED IN: $43,000

Lot 29 – 1964 Austin Mini Cooper 998 Saloon – SOLD: $13,000

Lot 30 – 1951 Daimler DB18 Consort Saloon – SOLD: $18,500

Lot 31 – 1938 Rolls-royce 25/30 HP ‘Barker’ Saloon – SOLD: $22,000

Lot 32 – 1954 MG TF 1250 Roadster – SOLD: $40,000

Lot 33 – 1927 Rolls-Royce 20HP ‘Southern’ Saloon – PASSED IN: $64,000

Lot 40 – 1960 Jaguar MK II 3.8 Manual Saloon – SOLD: $38,000

Lot 41 – 1989 Jaguar XJ-S V12 Convertible – SOLD: $44,000

Lot 42 – 1969 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Series 2 2+2 Coupe – PASSED IN: $79,000

Lot 43 – 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230SL Convertible (LHD) – PASSED IN: $88,000

Lot 44 – 1978 Aston Martin V8 ‘Oscar India’ Coupe – PASSED IN: $220,000

Lot 51 – 1981 Ford Falcon XD GL 5.8 Police Pack – SOLD: $44,000

Lot 52 – 1973 Ford Falcon XA ‘Superbird’ 2-door Coupe – SOLD: $86,000

Lot 53 – 1972 Chrysler VH Valiant Charger XL Coupe – SOLD: $52,000

Lot 54 – 1974 Ford XB Falcon GT Sedan – SOLD: $78,000

Lot 55 – 1974 Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 L34 Sedan – SOLD: $90,000

Lot 56 – 2002 Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R V-spec II Nur Coupe – SOLD: $144,000

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