Shannons’ Melbourne Spring classic auction results

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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Big field of 49 cars sees 11 cars failing to find a home: with some outstanding results

Shannons’ latest classic car auction occurred last night in Melbourne, with a significantly larger-than-usual field of 49 cars up for grabs.

By the night’s close, just 11 cars Passed In yielding an ultimate sell-through rate of 88%.

A few cars left unsold surprised us, as what we originally thought would have been rather safe buys.

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Lot 69 saw a bona-fide one-owner VH Chrysler Charger XL in exceedingly well-kept and original condition. With a pre-auction Guiding Range of $45,000-$55,000; bidding opened at $40,000 but shortly topped out at $44,000. Perhaps that wasn’t enough to cut "Hot Mustard" under further negotiations.

One of the big-ticket items that was very much a talking point in the office was Lot 52: a HDT VK Group A ‘Blue Meanie’, coming from long-term ownership with low mileage (73,805kms) and an even lower build number, #006!

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It fetched a healthy $145,000, originally estimated to land between $140,000-$155,000. Solid buying in our opinion as Blue Meanie’s have come down a lot from the $175,000+ they were fetching just six months ago.

In stark contrast to what many people say is a currently-soft market: Lot 71 saw an, albeit very clean and original, XY GT fetch an eye-watering $370,000. We don’t know about you, but we’d take the fully-restored 190SL Benz (Lot 63) at $267,000 and six-figures of change.

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At the more affordable end, Lot 9 saw one of the cars that we were unanimously excited about: a 1989 Toyota MkIII Supra Turbo Targa. It was most pristine example we’ve ever seen with just 60,356kms travelled and virtually as-new condition.

With a reasonable pre-auction estimate of $15,000 to $20,000 (and up for No Reserve), we could see it going cheap or blowing out beyond the top end. In the end, it sold for $27,000.

Read on for the full list of results!

*=No Reserve Lot

Lot 5* – 1984 Toyota LandCruiser HJ60 4L Diesel – Sold: $4,750

Lot 6 – 1961 Volkswagen 1200cc Beetle – Sold: $16,000

Lot 7* – 1981 Land Rover Series 3 LWB Cab Chassis – Sold: $15,000

Lot 8 – 1973 Datsun 180B SSS Coupe – Sold: $18,000

Lot 9* - 1989 Toyota Supra ‘Aero Top’ 3.0 Turbo – Sold: $27,000

Lot 10* - 1988 Toyota Century 4.0 Sedan (RHD) – Sold: $18,500

Lot 15* - 1963 MG B Mk1 ‘Pull Handle’ Roadster – Sold: $12,500

Lot 16* - 1988 Bentley Eight Saloon – Sold: $31,000

Lot 17 – 1950 Riley 2½ RMB Saloon – Sold: $38,000

Lot 18 – 1954 MG TF 1250 Roadster – Sold: $38,000

Lot 19 – 1951 Bentley Mk6 4¼ Saloon – PASSED IN

Lot 20 – 1937 MG TA 1250 Roadster – Sold: $35,000

Lot 21 – 1959 MG A Twin Cam 1600 Fixed Head Coupe – PASSED IN

Lot 25 – 1973 Jaguar XJ6 Series 1 Saloon – PASSED IN

Lot 26* – 1948 Daimler DB18 Saloon – Sold: $11,500

Lot 27* - 1957 Jaguar Mk1 2.4 Saloon – Sold: $12,000

Lot 28* - 1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Saloon – Sold: $18,000

Lot 29 – 1950 Riley RMC 2½ Roadster – Sold: $68,000

Lot 30* - 1955 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn 4½ Saloon – Sold: $65,000

Lot 31 – 1954 Austin-Healey 100/4 BN1 Roadster – PASSED IN

Lot 32 – 1936 Chrysler Airflow C11 Custom Imperial Limousine (LHD) – PASSED IN

Lot 36* - 1966 Ford Cortina Mk1 440 Sedan – Sold: $11,500

Lot 37* - 1926 Ford Model T Roadster (RHD) – Sold: $32,000

Lot 38* - 1953 Ford Crestline Sunliner ‘Enhanced’ Convertible (RHD) – Sold: $39,000

Lot 39 – 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 R129 Convertible – Sold: $46,000

Lot 40* - 1965 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1 Convetible (RHD) – Sold: $76,000

Lot 41 – 2007 Aston Martin DB9 Volante V12 Convertible – PASSED IN

Lot 42 – 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (RHD) – Sold: $75,000

Lot 46* - 1961 Holden EK Special Sedan – Sold: $12,000

Lot 47 – 1975 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Coupe – PASSED IN

Lot 48 – 1963 Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday Coupe (LHD) – Sold: $28,000

Lot 49 – 1964 Ford Mustang 289 V8 Ciupe (LHD) – PASSED IN

Lot 50 – 2005 Holden CV8 Z Monaro – Sold: $55,000

Lot 51 – 1970 Holden HG Monaro GTS 350 ‘Enhanced’ Coupe – PASSED IN

Lot 52 – 1985 Holden HDT VK Group A SS Commodore Sedan – Sold: $145,000

Lot 56* - 1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SE Saloon – Sold: $11,000

Lot 57 – 1985 Mercedes-Benz 280CE Coupe – Sold: $28,500

Lot 58 – 2000 Mercedes-Benz CL600 V12 Coupe – Sold: $22,000

Lot 59 – 1958 BMW 600 ‘Micro Car’ Saloon – Sold: $52,000

Lot 60 – 1970 Porsche 914-6 ‘Targa’ Coupe (RHD) – Sold: $102,000

Lot 61 – 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 ‘Targa’ – PASSED IN

Lot 62 – 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Coupe – Sold: $118,000

Lot 63 – 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Convertible – Sold: $267,000

Lot 67* – 1981 Ford TF Cortina Ghia 4.1 Sedan – Sold: $28,000

Lot 68 – 1963 Holden EJ Special Sedan (Modified) – Sold: $33,500

Lot 69 – 1973 Chrysler VH Charger XL 245 – PASSED IN

Lot 70 – 1968 Ford Calcon XT GT Sedan – Sold: $106,000

Lot 71 – 1971 Ford Falcon XY GT Sedan – Sold: $370,000

Lot 72* - 1970 Holden HG Monaro GTS 186 Coupe – Sold: $56,000

 

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