Shannons’ Sydney Summer Classic Auction results

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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Just one car failed to find a new home at Shannons’ first auction of the calendar

Shannons’ first classic car auction for 2020 took place in Sydney overnight; and with a focus on rare and collectible licence plates – there was a smaller field of cars on offer.

However, out of the 25 cars that went under the hammer last night, just one failed to find a new home.

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That car in question was a gorgeous right-hook 1955 Porsche 356 ‘Pre-A’ Speedster. It made it into the pre-auction guiding range, and topped out at $780,000. It wasn’t quite enough to sell despite going on to further negotiation.

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Elsewhere however, there was a strong showing for the mid-range classics, and even a few standout surprises.

A 1986 BMW E24 635 CSi (lot 35) was an envious buy at $17,000, and a 1994 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit III (Lot 43) presented an incredible amount of car for $33,000.

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A 1954 Land Rover Series 1 SWB Utility (Lot 45) also fetched a healthy $46,000, reflecting growing interest in classic fourbies.

An R107 Mercedes-Benz (not traditionally a beloved generation) in top-spec 560SL guise (lot 67) fetched an amazing $85,000 – well above its $60,000 top-end estimate.

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Another overachiever was a very handsome 1958 Chevrolet Biscayne (lot 58), which fetched  $17,000 over estimate – ultimately selling for $47,000 despite a notoriously difficult market for mid-century yank tanks.

Lot 61, Nulon’s ‘Project XY’ GT Tribute car also significantly exceeded its pre-auction estimate, selling for $135,000.

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Of course the most staggering sales were the rare low-digit number plates. The top-seller was NSW numerical "287" (lot 30) which sold for a whopping $208,000.

All up, 25 licence plates sold for over $100,000; and all 30 of them raked in $3.84 million in sales.

Stay tuned at TradeUniqueCars.com.au for further auction results, including Shannons next auction in Melbourne on March 2.

Read on for full list of results from Shannons’ Sydney Summer Classic Auction.

*=No Reserve Lot

*Lot 33 – 1983 Mercedes-Benz 280CE Coupe – SOLD: $18,000

*Lot 34 – 1973 Mercedes-Benz 350SLC Coupe – SOLD: $13,000

*Lot 35 – 1986 BMW E24 635CSi Coupe – SOLD: $17,000

Lot 36 – 1973 Leyland P76 Executive V8 Sedan – WITHDRAWN

*Lot 37 – 1965 Datsun Fairlady 1500 Roadster – SOLD: $17,000

*Lot 41 – 1963 Ford Consul Classic 315 Sedan – SOLD: $9,000

*Lot 42 – 1964 Jaguar MkII 2.4 ‘Manual’ Saloon – SOLD: $19,000

*Lot 43 – 1994 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit III Saloon – SOLD: $33,000

Lot 44 – 2000 Rover Mini Cooper Sport 500 – SOLD: $40,000

Lot 45 – 1954 Land Rover Series 1 SWB 86 Inch Utility – SOLD: $46,000

*Lot 49 – 1936 Jaguar SS 2½ Litre Saloon (Project) – SOLD: $41,000

*Lot 50 – 1949 MG TC Roadster (Project) – SOLD: $34,000

Lot 51 – 1952 Riley RMB 2½ Litre Saloon – SOLD: $32,000

*Lot 52 – 1934 Rolls-Royce 20/25 HP Mulliner Saloon – SOLD: $49,000

Lot 53 – 1926 Frazer Nash Super Sports 2-Seater – SOLD: $130,000

*Lot 57 – 1953 Studebaker V8 Land Cruiser 4 Door Sedan (RHD) – SOLD: $10,000

*Lot 58 – 1958 Chevrolet Biscayne Sedan (RHD) – SOLD: $47,000

Lot 59 – 1941 Packard 120 Club Coupe (LHD) – SOLD: $46,000

Lot 60 – 1971 Chrysler Valiant VH Charger 265 XL Coupe – SOLD: $43,000

Lot 61 – 1970 Ford XY Falcon ‘GT Replica’ (Nulon ‘Project XY’) – SOLD: $135,000

Lot 62 – 1985 Holden HDT VK Group A SS Sedan – SOLD: $110,000

*Lot 66 – 1968 Aston Martin DBS Coupe (Project) – SOLD: $66,000

*Lot 67 – 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Convertible – SOLD: $85,000

Lot 68 – 1964 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 MkII Convertible – SOLD: $66,000

Lot 69 – 1981 Maserati Kyalami 4.9 Coupe (RHD) – SOLD: $70,000

Lot 70 – 1955 Porsche 356 ‘Pre-A’ Speedster – PASSED IN

 

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