Record Victorian Rego Plate Price fetched at Shannons

By: Mark Higgins & Alex Affat

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The plate brought in almost seven times the selling price of the most expensive car at the same auction

Despite the bleak outlook for world health and wealth, a buyer forked out a record setting price for the double-digit Victoria plate ‘26’ with a winning bid of $1.11million at Shannons' recent Melbourne Autumn Auction.

The price paid is over twice that paid for Victorian number plate ‘59’ which fetched $535,000 a year ago and also auctioned by Shannons.

Several other number plates scored excellent results at this year’s Melbourne Autumn Auction. The highest price paid for a three-digit heritage plate was $165,000 for ‘817’, while auction record prices were paid for both the four-digit numerical plates ‘8.228’ ($132,000) and the five-digit ‘lucky’ plate ’80.888’ that sold for an outstanding $104,000.

Overall Shannons first Melbourne auction for the decade achieved an 88% clearance rate and over $4 million in sales. 

The highest price paid for a vehicle was $165,000 for a restored 1968 Shelby Mustang GT350 that had been in the hands of a local enthusiast for the last 20 years.

The next Shannons classic car auction has been delayed amidst the Covid-19 crisis. Their Late Autumn Classic Auction is set to go ahead in Melbourne, on May 11.

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