Toranas dominate results at Shannons auction

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

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Toranas dominate results at Shannons auction
1974 Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000

Toranas dominated the results at tonight's Shannons Melbourne Spring auction, with two examples fetching $115,000 each.

The first was a black LH SL/R 5000 (lot 73) with an exceptional history; And the second a very early LC XU-1 (lot 75), again with good records.

Kombis continue to defy gravity, with a prime restored and updated 21-window Samba (lot 37) fetching $126,000.

Very solid money was also paid for a 1957 Series 62 Cadillac convertible (lot 26), which sold at $113,500.

Perhaps the buy of the night was a 1972 Mach 1 Mustang (lot 23) which had a fortune spent on restoration work, selling for $39,000.

The prize for the most metal for the money went to lot 3, a 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE that went for $6000.

European cars had a mixed night, with several cars going to post-auction negotiation.

Substantial money was being offered at times, for example $250,000 for lot 66, a 1967 Porsche 356B roadster, but that wasn't quite enough to pass reserve.

There were some highlights among British cars - for example a 1998 Jaguar XK8 convertible in good shape (lot 44) that romped well past the top estimate and sold for $39,000.

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Full results:

Lot 5 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE sedan $6000

Lot 6 1986 Mazda RX-7 Series 3 $25,750

Lot 7 1927 Chevrolet Capitol Delivery $25,000

Lot 8 1960 Holden FB Special sedan $25,000

Lot 12 1969 MGB V8 roadster V8 special $22,000

Lot 13 1989 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spyder $26,000 - under negotiation

Lot 14 1985 Caterham Super 7 clubman $33,500

Lot 15 1999 DAX AC Cobra replica $86,000

Lot 16 1997 Porsche 550 Spyder replica $85,000

Lot 22 1964 Ford Falcon Futura/Sprint coupe 260 V8 $36,500

Lot 23 1972 Ford Mustang Mach 1 351 $39,000

Lot 24 1973 Dodge Charger 440 Magnum coupe $42,000

Lot 25 1959 Buick le Sabre convertible $56,000

Lot 26 1957 Cadillac Series 62 convertible $113,500

Lot 27 1938 Lincoln Zephyr V12 saloon $74,000 - under negotiation

Lot 32 1953 Peugeot 203 sedan $10,500

Lot 33 1955 Holden FJ Special sedan $20,000

Lot 34 1959 Giat 500 Giardiniera wagon $24,000 - under negotiation

Lot 35 2004 Land Rover 110 Defender 2-door wagon & trailer (military) $39,500

Lot 36 1964 Fiat 600 Multipla wagon $50,000 - under negotiation

Lot 37 1964 Volkswagen Kombi 21-window Samba $126,000

Lot 42 1949 Riley RMB 2.5 saloon $27,000

Lot 43 1966 Jaguar S-type 3.8 saloon $15,500

Lot 44 1998 Jaguar XK8 convertible $39,000

Lot 45 1997 Bentley Brooklands V8 turbo saloon $58,000 - under negotiation

Lot 46 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL convertible $70,000 - under negotiation

Lot 47 1982 Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible $90,000 - under negotiation

Lot 52 1970 Porsche 914 coupe $25,000 - under negotiation

Lot 53 1985 BMW M6 $50,000 - under negotiation

Lot 54 1967 Porsche 912 coupe $74,000 - under negotiation

Lot 55 1998 Ferrari 456 GTA coupe $76,000 - under negotiation

Lot 56 1973 Porsche 911T Targa 2.4 $88,000 - under negotiation

Lot 57 1983 Ferrari 400l V12 manual coupe $110,000 - under negotiation

Lot 62 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC $19,000

Lot 63 1953 Fiat 500C Topolino convertible $24,000 - under negotiation

Lot 64 1957 Fiat 1200TVG convertible + 1100TV project $54,000 - under negotiation

Lot 65 1967 Porsche 912 Targa coupe $65,000 - under negotiation

Lot 66 1960 Porsche 356B roadster $250,000 - under negotiation

Lot 71 1980 Holden HDT VC Brock Commodore (# 39 white) $55,000

Lot 72 1969 Ford XW Falcon GT replica $56,000 - under negotiation

Lot 73 1974 Holden LH Torana SL/R 5000 sedan $115,000

Lot 74 1971 XY Falcon GT sedan $110,000 - under negotiation

Lot 75 1970 Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1 $115,000

Lot 76 1975 Ford XB Falcon GT $87,000

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