Auction results - Shannons Melbourne Summer Classic

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

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1954 Land Rover Land Rover Series 1 1954 Land Rover
1981 Ford XD Fairmont Ghia Ford Falcon XD ESP 1981 Ford XD Fairmont Ghia
1985 BMW M635CSi BMW M6 1985 BMW M635CSi
1985 Holden VK Commodore Holden HDT VK Group A 1985 Holden VK Commodore

VK Group A Commodore top-scores

Auction results - Shannons Melbourne Summer Classic
Holden HDT VK Blue Meanie

Tonight’s first Shannons auction for the year saw solid bidding, suggesting an upcoming federal election hasn’t necessarily slowed the market.

The star car was a 1985 HDT VK Blue Meanie (lot 81), which scored $165,000.

While the prices weren't as crazy as we've seen in recent years, good cars were generally fetching solid money, though there were some gems for the bargain-hunter.

A stand-out result was $38,000 for a very nicely-equipped Series 1 Land Rover (lot 17).

Two other UK cars to score well were high-quality roadsters, in the form of a Series 1 bug-eye Sprite and Series 1 MGB (lots 48 and 49), each of which sold for $44,000.

As for the bargains, they were hidden among the USA cars - see lots 35, 36 and 37 below. For example a Buick LeSabre convertible rolled out the door for just $9000.

Local cars did pretty well. A particularly good XW Falcon 500 six (lot 20) scored an impressive $35,000. At the other end of the market, a W427 HSV (lot 61) pulled a credible top bid of $98,000.

A very well-presented Ford XD ESP six (lot 79) sold for a strong $46,000.

Japanese cars were generally performing well, with the Toyota MR2 (lot 56) we previewed selling for $31,000.

Full car results:

Lot 5 1980 Alfa Romeo $13,000

Lot 6 1976 Rover P6B 3.5 $7200

Lot 7 1956 Mercedes-Benz 220A Ponton $10,500

Lot 8 1949 Riley RMB 2.5 $31,000

Lot 9 1974 VW Kombi Transporter $14,500

Lot 10 1957 Jaguar MkI 3.4 $35,000

Lot 15 1964 Valiant AP 5 Safari wagon 225 $11,500

Lot 16 1976 Ford XC Fairmont 4.1 $16,500

Lot 17 1954 Land Rover Series 1 SWB $38,000

Lot 18 1970 Holden HG Kingswood wagon 202 $14,000

Lot 19 1978 Ford Falcon XC Fairmont wagon 302 $23,000

Lot 20 1970 Ford Falcon XW 500 3.6 $35,000

Lot 27 1931 Chevrolet AE Independence Tourer $28,000

Lot 28 1922 Ford Model T truck & stationary engine $18,000

Lot 29 1963 Fiat 500 Gardinera wagon $15,500

Lot 30 1978 Leyland Mini Moke Californian $34,000

Lot 35 1993 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 $12,000

Lot 36 1976 Pontiac Grand Le Mans $7000

Lot 37 1975 Buick LeSabre convertible $9000

Lot 38 1970 Chevrolet Corvette targa 350 $26,000

Lot 39 1967 Ford Mustang GTA replica $48,000

Lot 40 1960 Ford Galaxie Sunliner convertible $52,000 (under negotiation)

Lot 45 1964 MG Midget MkI roadster $8000

Lot 46 1962 MGB MkI roadster $28,000

Lot 47 1983 Jaguar XJS-C cabriolet 3.6 manual $27,000

Lot 48 1960 Austin Healey Sprite MkI $44,000

Lot 49 1954 MG TF 1250 roadster $44,000

Lot 50 1965 Sunbeam Tiger MkI $66,000 (under negotiation)

Lot 56 1990 Toyota MR2 Targa $31,000

Lot 57 1985 Mazda RX-7 Series 3 $14,000

Lot 58 1972 Mazda RX3 modified $57,000

Lot 59 1982 Mercedes-Benz AMG 380SL convertible $38,000

Lot 60 1981 Porsche 911C $61,000

Lot 61 2009 HSV W427 E $98,000

Lot 66 2001 Westfield 1600 clubman $19,000

Lot 67 1990 TD 2000 roadster $29,000

Lot 68 2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK32 AMG convertible $26,000

Lot 69 1990 Jaguar XJS V12 convertible $28,000 (under negotiation)

Lot 70 1993 Mercedes-Benz SL500 convertible $41,000

Lot 71 1985 BMW M635 $74,000 (under negotiation)

Lot 72 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL convertible $86,000

Lot 77 1996 Holden HSV enhanced Commodore 5.0 $17,000

Lot 78 1988 Holden Commodore Berlina turbo $22,000

Lot 79 1981 Ford XD Fairmont ESP 4.1 $46,000

Lot 80 Holden HT Monaro GTS 350 $120,000

Lot 81 1985 Holden HDT VK SS Group A $165,000

Lot 82 1976 Holden HX GTS Monaro 5.0 manual sedan $51,000

Next auction: Sydney, March 4. 

 

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