Shannons’ Melbourne Autumn Classic Auction Results

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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Just nine cars failed to sell, with some surprising results throughout

Shannons’ latest auction took place in Melbourne last night, with 46 cars on offer and 23 were up for no reserve; there was something for everyone with many cars finding new homes.

Just nine vehicles passed in, with some surprising results throughout.

Someone will have their hands full with a project, as Lot 6 saw a 1974 Toyota Celica TA22 picked up for $8,000. Restored examples will easily fetch $20,000-$30,000 so the new owner of this little Celica should have plenty left in the budget for a much-needed freshen up.

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Lot 17 saw a pristine 1960 Jaguar Mk IX 3.8 Saloon cross the block. Originally estimated to fetch between $14,000-$18,000, the slick Jag fetched double that with an ultimate selling price of $32,000.

Lot 50 saw another Jaguar in outstanding condition, with a 1988 Jaguar XJS V12 Coupe selling for a solid $17,000; just scraping into its pre-auction estimate of $16,000-$22,000. Guido still hasn’t admitted to buying it yet, but we’re not so sure…

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A higher-end project was picked up, in the form of Lot 62, a 1994 Mercedes-Benz SL600. We noticed it wore a curiously low No Reserve pre-auction estimate of $20,000-$30,000 – low especially for a V12 SL600. The vehicle inspection report however, noted serious engine work was needed. With a selling price of $20,000, depending on how much work is needed – someone could have ended up with a rewarding and value (comparatively speaking ) project.

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At the top-end of town, two notable cars passed in and failed to sell. One was Lot 77, a 1968 Chevrolet Corvette with the uber-desirable 427ci Tri-power combo. Lot 75, a 1976 LX torana with 355ci V8 also failed to find a new home. The final lot (78) of the night, was also the most expensive: a Strike Me Pink 1972 Holden LJ Torana GTR-XU1 fetched $183,500, $20,000 more than the next-most expensive lot (67), a Porsche 930 Turbo five-speed manual which fetched $160,000.

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See below for the full list of results:

Lot 6 – 1974 Toyota Celica TA22 – SOLD: $8,000

Lot 7 – 1962 Holden EJ Special Sedan – SOLD: $8,500

Lot 8 – 1979 Holden HZ Statesman DeVille Sedan – SOLD: $16,500

Lot 10 – 1982 Toyota Landcruiser HJ47 LWB Cab Chassis Utility – SOLD: $29,000

Lot 15 – 1972 MGB GT ‘Overdrive’ Coupe – SOLD: $9,000

Lot 16 – 1976 Jaguar XJ-C 4.2 ‘Modified’ Convertible – SOLD: $14,500

Lot 17 – 1960 Jaguar Mk IX 3.8 Saloon – SOLD: $32,000

Lot 18 – 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Saloon – SOLD: $20,000

Lot 19 – 1951 Bentley Mk VI Saloon – PASSED IN

Lot 20 – 1979 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9 Saloon – PASSED IN

Lot 21 – 1971 Citroen DS21 Pallas Sedan – SOLD: $40,000

Lot 26 – 1934 Vauxhall ASX 6cyl. Roadster – SOLD: $18,500

Lot 27 – 1930 Willys Overland Whippet Four 96A Tourer – SOLD: $13,000

Lot 28 – 1954 Holden FJ Standard Sedan – SOLD: $15,000

Lot 29 – 1957 Holden FE Utility – SOLD: $18,000

Lot 30 – 1960 Holden FB Special Sedan – SOLD: $26,000

Lot 31 – 1962 Ford Falcon XK ‘Windowless’ V8 Panel Van – SOLD: $50,000

Lot 32 – 1929 Cadillac 341B V8 Limousine (RHD) – PASSED IN

Lot 37 – 1979 Ford F100 251 V8 Utility (RHD) – SOLD: $17,000

Lot 38 – 1963 Ford Galaxie 500XL V8 Convertible (LHD) – PASSED IN

Lot 39 – 1963 Ford Cortina ‘Group N’ 2Dr Sedan (Race Car) – SOLD: $40,000

Lot 40 – 1967 Ford Mustang Convertible (LHD) – PASSED IN

Lot 41 – 1956 Ford F100 ‘Side Step’ Pickup (RHD) – SOLD: $45,000

Lot 42 – 1956 Chevrolet 210 ‘Modified’ Sedan (RHD) – PASSED IN

Lot 43 – 1959 Chevrolet Impala 348 V8 Coupe (RHD) – SOLD: $84,000

Lot 48 – 1972 Leyland Mini Clubman 2Dr Sedan – SOLD: $10,500

Lot 49 – 1977 MGB Roadster – SOLD: $14,000

Lot 50 – 1988 Jaguar XJS V12 Coupe – SOLD: $ 17,000

Lot 51 – 1958 Austin-Healey Mk1 ‘Bug Eye’ Sprite Roadster – SOLD: $19,000

Lot 52 – 1989 TD 2000 Roadster – SOLD: $30,000

Lot 54 – 1952 Jaguar XK120 Roadster – SOLD: $70,000

Lot 55 – 1962 Tempero Jaguar D-Type replica – PASSED IN

Lot 61 – 1988 Jaguar XK8 3.2 V8 Saloon – SOLD: $8,500

Lot 62 – 1994 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Convertible – SOLD: $20,000

Lot 63 – 2001 Puma 2lt Turbo Clubman – SOLD: $25,000

Lot 64 – 1995 BMW M3 E36 Coupe – SOLD: $30,000

Lot 65 – 1983 Porsche 911 SC Cabriolet – SOLD: $75,000

Lot 66 – 2007 Elfin MS8 ‘Supercharged’ Clubman – SOLD: $62,000

Lot 67 – 1989 Porsche 930 Turbo ‘5-speed’ Coupe – SOLD: $160,000

Lot 73 – 1966 Ford Mustang Coupe (RHD) – SOLD: $45,000

Lot 74 – 1965 Ford Mustang ‘Shelby Replica’ Fastback (LHD) – SOLD: $37,000

Lot 75 – 1976 Holden LX Torana SS 355ci V8 Hatchback – PASSED IN

Lot 76 – 1969 Holden HT Monaro ‘Modified’ 383 V8 Coupe – SOLD: $107,000

Lot 77 – 1969 Chevrolet corvette 427/435HP Tri-Power L89 Roadster (LHD) – PASSED IN

Lot 78 – 1972 Holden LJ Torana GTR-XU1 2Dr Sedan – SOLD: $183,000

 

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