Bids for stunning ‘65 HD Holden surpasses $100k!
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Bids for stunning ‘65 HD Holden surpasses $100k!

By Shannons - 19 April 2021
  • Bidders rush number plates with expected record results
  • 13 of 18 motorcycles and scooters now ‘on the market’

Bidding has surpassed $100,000 for a one-family-owned 1965 HD-model Holden Premier X2 sedan with one day remaining in Shannons current week-long Autumn Timed Online Auction – nearly double its pre-auction guiding range.

Online bidding for the stunning 1965 HD-model Holden Premier X2 sedan that is loaded with NASCO accessories and has covered just 50,000 miles, started at $42,000, but within hours had already met its reserve and crested $90,000.

By Thursday evening, it had reached $95,500 after 48 bids, after the price increased in $500 bid during a fierce duel between two determined enthusiasts.

The stunning Holden, which Shannons has described on its website as ‘the best HD we have ever seen’, is one of a number of lots in the Autumn auction that are headed for a record result.

In other notable progressive bidding, a beautiful Falcon XW GT has also met its reserve and is currently sitting at $162,500 with more expected to come, while a distinctive orange 1971 LC Torana GT-R offered at ‘no reserve’ has received 26 bids, topped by $71,000.

The 25 numerical Victorian and New South Wales number plates have already attracted heavy bidding, with many headed for record results. Some 23 are already ‘on the market’, after either passing their reserve price, or by being offered with ‘no reserve’.

The top bid so far has expectedly been for the Victorian double-digit plate ’96’, for which an offer of $725 has already been received. However, with another one of bidding to come, Shannons believe there is another $100,000 potentially still to come.

Many of the most desirable plates are already ‘on the market’, with the top bid for a three-digit plates far being $221,500 for the current Porsche 911 model type ‘992’, followed by $151,000 for ‘664’, while the top bid for a NSW plate is $185,500 for another famous ‘Porsche’ number – ‘917’.

As all three plates have already met their reserve prices, these bids will stand unless trumped before bidding closed on April 20.

The most popular four-digit bid so far is $103,000 for the ‘lucky’ plate ‘1.688’, followed by $78,277 for the ‘birthday plate’ ‘1.997’ and $74,888 for ‘8.890’.

The clear bidding leader of the five-digit numerical plates currently is ’22.888’ at $85,500.

Thirteen of the 15 Classic motorcycles and three Vespa scooters in the auction are also now officially ‘on the market’.

View all 2021 Shannons Autumn Timed Auction Lots

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