Motorclassica 2018 sees big money for rare Victorian number plates

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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A Motorclassica first, Shannons held a rare number plate auction on Saturday evening

Motorclassica 2018 sees big money for rare Victorian number plates
Motorclassica 2018 sees big money for rare Victorian number plates

A first for Motorclassica and its 9 years of operation, saw Shannons hold a special auction at the Royal Exhibition Building on Saturday evening for rare Victorian Heritage number plates.

The headliner of the sale was Lot 22, the Victorian  Heritage Plate "911", which had the highest pre-auction estimate, set between $300,000-$400,000.

We predicted the plate could fetch well north of the guiding range, as there would bound to be a number of very determined Porsche owners out there with a chequebook to match.

The hammer smacked down on a winning bid of $525,000.

That was $200,000 ahead of the next most valuable sale, Lot 29, Heritage Plate "105" which sold for $325,000.

Heritage Plates "106" and "104" sold either side for $265,000 and $291,000 respectively.

Lot 24 also saw Heritage Plate "130" sell for an eye-watering $280,000.

A large number of the plates sold for above Shannon’s pre-auction guiding range, which shows that the market for these commodities in motion isn’t slowing down any time soon.

For a full list of results, read on:

Lot 1 – Victorian Heritage Plate ‘411-111’ – SOLD: $36,500

Lot 2 – Victorian Heritage Plate ‘5-588’ – SOLD: $72,000

Lot 3 – Victorian Heritage Plate ‘3-033’ – SOLD: $60,000

Lot 4 – Victorian Heritage Plate ‘954’ – SOLD: $105,000

Lot 5 – Victorian Heritage Plate ‘569’ – SOLD: $125,000

Lot 6 – Victorian Heritage Plate ‘100-700’ – SOLD: $20,000

Lot 7 – Victorian Heritage Plate ’41-992’ – SOLD: $29,500

Lot 8 – Victorian Heritage Plate ‘8-765’ – SOLD: $69,000

Lot 9 – Victorian Heritage Plate ‘4-343 – SOLD: $48,000

Lot 10 – Victorian Heritage Plate ‘906’ – SOLD: $110,000

Lot 11 – Victorian Heritage Plate ‘820’ – SOLD: $125,000

Lot 12 – Victorian Heritage Plate ‘102-102’ – SOLD: $24,000

Lot 13 – Victorian Heritage Plate ’42-329’ – SOLD: $23,000

Lot 14 – Victorian Heritage Plate ‘6-791’ – PASSED IN

Lot 15 – Victorian Heritage Plate ‘4-688’ – SOLD: $50,000

Lot 16 – Victorian Heritage Plate ‘747’ – SOLD: $195,000

Lot 17 – Victorian Heritage Plate ‘580’ – PASSED IN

Lot 18 – Victorian Heritage Plate ‘464’ – SOLD: $140,000

Lot 19 – Victorian Heritage Plate ’88-999’ – SOLD: $62,000

Lot 20 – Victorian Heritage Plate ‘5-000’ – SOLD: $150,000

Lot 21 – Victorian Heritage Plate ‘2-277’ – SOLD: $70,000

Lot 22 – Victorian Heritage Plate ‘911’ – SOLD: $525,000

Lot 23 – Victorian Heritage Plate ‘239’ – SOLD: $180,000

Lot 24 – Victorian Heritage Plate ‘130’ – SOLD: $280,000

Lot 25 – Victorian Heritage Plate ’58-356’ – SOLD: $31,000

Lot 26 – Victorian Heritage Plate ‘8-886’ – SOLD: $101,000

Lot 27 – Victorian Heritage Plate ‘3-142’ – SOLD: $56,000

Lot 28 – Victorian Heritage Plate ‘106’ – SOLD: $265,000

Lot 29 – Victorian Heritage Plate ‘105’ – SOLD: $325,000

Lot 30 – Victorian Heritage Plate ‘104’ – SOLD: $291,000

 

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