Bidding surge opens Shannons Winter Online Auction
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Bidding surge opens Shannons Winter Online Auction

By Shannons - 10 June 2021
  • All VIC & NSW numerical plates now ‘on the market’
  • $125,500 offered for Ford Falcon XA GT ‘Manual’ sedan
  • $135,000 bid for a rare 1995 Mazda RX-7 SP Coupe

Strong bidding for Australian muscle cars, Japanese sporting classics and motorcycles have sent Shannons Timed Winter Online Auction off to a flying start.

In major developments after just two days of bidding for the auction that closes progressively on June 15:

All 16 Victorian and New South Wales numeric number plates are already ‘on the market’ after reserve prices have been either met or passed, with the top offer so far being $250,000 for the NSW three-digit Heritage plate ‘809’ after 19 bids.

Meanwhile both Victorian three-digit plates – ‘623’ and ‘827’ – have surpassed their guiding ranges and are each sitting at $150,000-plus.

The highest of the four-digit plates has been in the Victorian four-digit plate ‘8.338’ that has to date seen 31 bids with a top of $111,500.

The most popular motorcycle so far has been a very collectible 1973 Kawasaki G2A 750cc which has attracted 12 bids, now sitting at $30,000, followed closely by a fabulous 1938 Matchless Model X solo – one of just only 21 built that year – with 13 bids led by $29,000.

Australian Muscle Cars have proved exceptionally popular, with 43 bids so far for a ‘no reserve, barn-find’ one owner and unmodified 1972 Holden HQ SS 253 V8 sedan, with has received a top offer so far of $60,500.

This 1973 Ford Falcon XA GT sedan has attracted the highest bid  to date of all the Australian Muscle Cars at $125,500.

A 1973 Ford Falcon XA GT sedan offered with ‘no reserve’, has to date attracted 51 bids topped by $125,500 – more than the $100,000 so far offered for a 1969 Falcon XW GT-HO Phase I sedan, the $92,000 offered for a 2006 HSV VZ GTO LE Coupe, and $66,000 for a 1971 Holden LC Torana GT-R XU-1.

This rare 1995 Mazda RX-7 SP Coupe is already on the market, with its top bid so far of $135,000 already above its reserve price.

As expected from recent Shannons online auctions, Japanese performance cars have attracted enthusiastic bidding, topped by the $135,000 bid for a rare 1995 Mazda RX-7 SP Coupe (one of 25) that has already met its reserve price.

Nearly as popular is an ultra-low kilometre 1994 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R Coupe offered with ‘no reserve’ that has attracted 20 bids, led by $105,000.

This superbly-executed sports version of a 1964, 105E Anglia has been sought after by small Ford entrhusiasts, with a top bid so far of $28,500.

Surprisingly-high interest has also been shown to date in a ‘Lotus Cortina-inspired tribute’ based on Ford’s distinctive 1964, 105E Ford Anglia, complete with Cosworth engine, with a top bid so far of $28,500.

In other strong numbers so far, a ‘works prepared’ ex-Total Racing Team 1964 Lotus Cortina MK I raced by Ian and Leo Geoghegan, has achieved an opening bid of $180,000, while $260,000 has been offered for a superbly restored and presented 1966 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Series I Roadster.

However the top bid of the online auction so far is the $500,000 offered for a fastidiously-restored and very collectible Australian-delivered 1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT coupe, with Shannons expecting up to $150,000 more to come by the time bidding closed on June 15.

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To talk to a Shannons Auction Team member, call the 13 46 46, Option 6 (Auctions), or email