$450k for Ferrari Dino at Shannons Auction

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

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1972 ferrari dino white shannons 1911 Ferrari Dino 1972 ferrari dino white shannons 1911
1971 ford xy falcon 500 sedan XY Falcon 500 1971 ford xy falcon 500 sedan
ford 1911 1978 ford xc falcon gs rally pack redback sedan XC Falcon Redback ford 1911 1978 ford xc falcon gs rally pack redback sedan
1970 ford xw falcon gt sedan XW Falcon GT 1970 ford xw falcon gt sedan
1972 chrysler vh 770 charger coupe Charger 770 1972 chrysler vh 770 charger coupe
1960AutobianchinaTrasformabile Autobianchi 1960AutobianchinaTrasformabile
1994 mercedes benz 500sl convertible Mercedes-Benz 500SL 1994 mercedes benz 500sl convertible
1989 honda vfr750r rc30 motorcycle Honda RC30 1989 honda vfr750r rc30 motorcycle

Solid rather than crazy prices on local hero cars

Last night’s Shannons auction in Sydney confirmed the local market has settled into some sort of pattern with a high sell-through rate and strong rather than crazy prices on local cars. However premium models still commanded big money.

The top lot, a 1972 Ferrari 246GT Dino, sold for $450,000.

Chrome bumper Falcons were halfway affordable, with a 1971 XY Falcon 500 going for $32,000 and an interesting 1978 XC Redback dealer special (a V8 GS Rally pack) going for $36,000.

Hero models are still commanding big money, with a 1970 Ford XW GT pulling $89,000  and a 1972 Chrysler Charger VH 770 going for a winning bid of $71,000.

In one of life’s little ironies, there were some stark choices in the Euro fleet. A 1962 Autobianchi Bianchina Transformabile (running Fiat 500 mechanicals) went for $32,000, while just $2000 more would have got you a 1994 Mercedes-Benz 500SL convertible.

There was a fair smattering of motorcycles on offer, with the hero lot being a 1989 Honda RC30 that went for $50,000.

As is often the case, it was numberplates that were commanding the really big money. NSW plate ‘42’ went for $755,000.

Car results

Lot 6: 1979 Porsche 924 with turbo $7500

Lot 7: 1973 Steyr Puch Haflinger Apt700 $10,000

Lot 8: @1925 Oldsmobile six Model 30 $16,000

Lot 9: 1947 MG TC Roadster $28,500

Lot 10: 1929 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Martin & King saloon $37,000

Lot 16: 1960 Mercedes-Benz 220S $18,800

Lot 17: 1974 Citroen D Special $15,500

Lot 18: 1960 Autobianchi Bianchina Transformabile $32,000

Lot 19: 1994 Mercedes-Benz 500SL convertible $34,000

Lot 20: Mercedes-Benz 450SL convertible $23,000

Lot 27: 1963 MGB MkI Series 1 roadster $17,500

Lot 28: 1957 MGA 1500 MkI roadster $37,000

Lot 29: 1969 Lotus Elan SE coupe $31,500

Lot 30: 1970 Morris Mini Cooper S MkII $47,000

Lot 31: 1959 Jensen 541R coupe $60,000

Lot 39: 1978 Ford Falcon XC GS Rally Pack Redback $36,000

Lot 40: Chrysler Valiant Charger VH 770 $71,000

Lot 42: 1970 Ford Falcon XW GT $89,000

Lot 49: 1962 Morris Mini Cooper 997 $35,000

Lot 50: 1976 Ferrari Dino GT4 coupe $81,000

Lot 51: 1977 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 coupe $91,000

Lot 52: 1977 Ferrari 400 GT manual coupe $110,000

Lot 54: 1972 Ferrari 246 GT Dino coupe $450,000

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