Supercars sell at Shannons

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

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HSVs get solid money

Supercars sell at Shannons
This Nisan Skyline R32 looked like good buying.

Tonight's Melbourne late Spring auction at Shannons saw two very desirable modern supercars find new homes. An R32 Nissan Skyline (a locally-delivered car) changed hands for $57,000, which represented solid buying.

Also looking like good value was the 1982 Porsche 930 turbo (also locally-delivered) for $190,000.

Both are internationally desirable models and should do well over the long term.

Of particular interest in the local market was the very strong bidding chasing a low-mile 2001 Holden HSV GTS VX in excellent condition.

The fact it is build number one no doubt helped to reach a sale price of $77,000.

Speaking of HSV, a rare Coupe 4 in tidy condition with a Harrop supercharger sold for $87,000.

Meanwhile, on the more modest end of the scale, a one-owner 1975 Beetle went for $13,000 - good buying.

We also reckon the 1982 Nissan TRX Turbo sedan at $18,500 was a pretty good punt.

Alfa Romeo GTVs continue to score solid numbers, with tonights example fetching $36,000.

The prize for the quirky lot of the night went to the 1950s Lambretta 3-wheeler commercial, which scored a very solid $21,000.

Australian cars had a reasonable night, with an impressive $46,500 paid for Holden FJ utility.

Vintage machinery also pulled respectable numbers, with a 1923 Vauxhall 23/60 tourer fetching $70,000.

Not to be forgotten was a very special car, a 1960 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Ponton cabriolet, which went for $245,000.

Notable for being the first post-WII series, they're in demand across the globe and cabriolet versions like this are rare.

Top bids (most, but not all, cars sold)

6 1999 Honda VTi-R Integra coupe $9000 sold

7 1975 VW Beetle 1600 $13,000 sold

8 1979 MGB roadster $8500 sold

9 1981 Toyota Landcruiser trayback $24,000 sold

14 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale convertible $21,000 sold

15 1963 Ford Thunderbird coupe $16,500 sold

16 1965 Ford Mercury Monterey convertible $22,500 sold

17 1965 Ford Mustang coupe $31,000 sold

18 1962 Ford F100 pickup $31,000 sold

19 2006 Dodge RAM SR10 utility $55,000 sold

25 1953 Morris Minor $8600 sold

27 1970 MBG roadster overdrive $32,500 sold

28 1948 Morgan 4/4 $39,500

29 1975 Rolls-Royce Corniche coupe $74,000

30 1973 Jaguar E-type series 3 V12 coupe $89,000 sold

35 1978 Ford Fairlane Marquis $13,500 sold

36 1977 Ford Lincoln Continental Mk5 $19,500 sold

37 1959 Holden FC Special $21,000 sold

38 1964 Ford Thunderbird coupe $29,500 sold

39 1972 Holden HQ Kingswood V8 modified $25,000 sold

40 1964 Holden EH Premier LS1 restomod $60,000 sold

47 1951 Lambretta Ape-style 3-wheeler $21,000 sold

48 1982 Nissan Bluebird TRX turbo $18,500 sold

49 1971 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV $36,000 sold

50 1991 Nissan Skyline GT-R $57,000 sold

52 1982 Porsche 930 coupe $190,000 sold

57 1954 Holden FJ utility $46,500 sold

58 1966 Jaguar Mk10 4.2 $23,500 sold

59 1936 Hudson Terraplane Business Coupe $29,000

60 1924 Buick 24-55 Master tourer $29,500

61 1923 Vauxhall 23/60 tourer $70,000 sold

62 1960 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Ponton cabriolet $245,000 sold

67 1985 Holden VK Calais 5.0lt $17,500 sold

68 1978 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz coupe $23,000 sold

69 1965 Cadillac Deville convertible $29,000

70 2001 Holden HSV GTS VX no.1 $77,000 sold

71 2005 Holden HSV Coupe 4 $87,000 sold

72 1975 Holden Torana LH SL/R 5000 $73,000

73 2000 Dodge Viper RT10 roadster $95,000 sold

78 1977 BMW 633 CSi $9000 sold

79 1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SL convertible $41,000 sold

80 2015 Morgan 3-wheeler $82,000

81 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL convertible $140,000 sold

82 1959 Porsche 356A D convertible $290,000

83 1957 VW Kombi 11-window $81,000 sold

 

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