Shannons Melbourne Auction Results

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

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1978 holden hz premier 308 sedan 1978 holden hz premier 308 sedan
1985 mercedes benz 380sec coupe 1985 mercedes benz 380sec coupe
1986 bmw m535i e28 manual saloon 1986 bmw m535i e28 manual saloon
1929 chrysler 75 series doctors coupe 1929 chrysler 75 series doctors coupe
1954 holden fj special sedan 1952 vintage sports minor caravan 1954 holden fj special sedan 1952 vintage sports minor caravan
1964 volkswagen beetle 1200 twin port sedan 1964 volkswagen beetle 1200 twin port sedan
1966 ford falcon xp sedan 1966 ford falcon xp sedan
1968 jaguar e type 42 series ii 22 coupe 1968 jaguar e type 42 series ii 22 coupe

Strong bidding for HZ Holden and prime Euros, plus one or two bargains

Last night's Shannons auction in Melbourne saw some very solid results and one or two bargains go under the hammer.

A highlight for local cars was a 1978 Holden HZ Premier with 308 V8 (lot 76) that went well over estimate for a very solid $55,000. Perhaps the recent announcement of the end of the Holden name gave it a little boost.

Meanwhile there was proof you can still find good value with local chrome bumper cars, with a solid example of a 1966 Ford Falcon XP sedan (lot 75) selling for $12,000.

One of the more interesting cars on offer was lot 11, a 1986 BMW M535 E28 with dogleg manual, which deserved the strong $33,500 result.

Classic shapes are still doing well, with a 1968 Jaguar E-type 4.2 2+2 Series II (lot 69) selling well above estimate for $80,000.

We reckon the buy of the night was lot 29, a 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SEC coupe that went for $11,000. This series is arguably undervalued in the market and may yet have its day.

Meanwhile buyers were keen on a couple of unusual lots. First was a very well-presented 1964 Volkswagen Beetle 1200 restomod (lot 31) that went for $33,000; The other was the 1954 Holden FJ Special sedan with matching Sports Minor caravan that went for $51,000.

Also noteworthy was the very strong result for a 1929 Chrysler 75 ‘doctor’s coupe’ (lot 22), which went for an impressive $46,000. That’s solid money for the local vintage market, but still good buying when you consider the significant costs of restoring one.

The next auctions are in Melbourne and Sydney on May 11 and 25.

Recent auction results

Car results

9. 2007 Locost Clubman replica $12,000

10. 1988 Mazda RX7 FC convertible $12,500

11. 1986 BMW M535i manual $33,500

12. Holden FJ Special with mini caravan $51,000

20. 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45 utility $13,000

21. 1986 Mercedes-Benz Unimog $21,000

22. 1929 Chrysler 75 doctors coupe $46,000

29. 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SEC $11,000

30. 1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL convertible $16,000

31. 1964 VW Beetle restomod $33,000

32. 1971 VW Karmann Ghia convertible $34,000

34. 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL convertible $44,000

43. 1972 Rover P6B 3.5 $12,500

44. 1966 Daimler 2.5 V8 $12,000

45. 1954 MG TF roadster $29,500

46. 1981 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit $15,000

53. 1949 Chevrolet Styleline sedan $14,500

54. 1975 Chevrolet Camaro 350 $23,000

55. 1959 Ford Thunderbird 352 coupe $44,000

56. 1957 Chevrolet 210 modified 350 $28,000

65. 1963 Jaguar MkII 3.4 manual $14,000

66. 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite Roadster $32,000

67. 1968 MGB MkI roadster $19,000

68. 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow $16,000

69. 1968 Jaguar E-type 4.2 Series II 2+2 coupe $80,000

70. 1928 Delage DMS Sports-Tourer $90,000

75. 1966 Ford Falcon XP sedan $11,000

76. 1978 Holden HZ Premier 308 sedan $55,000

78. 1972 Holden HQ Monaro 202 $67,000

79. 1965 Ford Mustang A-code fastback $77,000

81. 1968 Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback RHD $165,000

82. 1972 De Tomaso Pantera Coupe LHD $125,000

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