Enthusiasts quick to bid in Shannons Spring online auction
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Enthusiasts quick to bid in Shannons Spring online auction

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By Shannons - 02 September 2021
  • Top number plate bid to date of $261,500 for Victoria ‘247’
  • Porsche 911T ‘project’ early favourite with air-cooled enthusiasts
  • Lamborghini Countach attracting strong early bidding
  • 39 bids already for ‘no reserve’ 1991 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R

Motoring enthusiasts and investors have rushed Shannons Spring online auction on its opening days, with more than half of the 184 lots already on the market.

A big demand has been recorded for black and white numerical numberplates, with the top price bid so far being $261,500 for the Victorian three-digit Heritage plate ‘247’. The top bid for a four-digit plate at the time of writing was $120,500 for NSW ‘1890’, while the commanding five-digit plate bid so far was $60,500 for the VIC plate ’20.888’.

Strong interest and demand for Japanese cars with six days of bidding remaining has been led by a ‘no reserve’ 1991 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R that has attracted 40 bids so far, topped by $75,500.

Meanwhile, a rare 1992 Japanese Autozam AZ-1 ‘Gullwing’ coupe has already attracted 37 bids, led by $21,000.

 

At the other end of the bidding, a spectacular red 1989 Lamborghini Countach ‘25th Anniversary’ Coupe that is expected to sell in the $490,000-$550,000 range is currently being pursued by five enthusiasts, with a top bid so far of $429,000.

This 1969 Porsche 911T 2.0 ‘Sportomatic’ coupe offered in ‘project’ condition has already met its reserve and is now on the market at $99,000.

One of the most sought-after lots to date has been a desirable 1969 Porsche 911T 2.0 ‘Sportomatic’ coupe offered in ‘project’ condition, which has already met its reserve and is now on the market at $99,000, with more potentially to come for this rare Australian-delivered early 911 variant.

A bid of $60,000 has also been received for a four-cylinder 1965 Porsche 912 Coupe, while a beautiful 1971 Porsche 911E 2.2 Sportomatic Coupe has already attracted $150,000, with a lot more expected over the auction’s next six days.

A very desirable 1968 Holden HK Monaro GTS 327 expected to sell for $180,000-$240,000, but offered with ‘no reserve’, is already ‘on the market’ after ‘playful’ early bidding of $81,300, while a 1974 Falcon XB GT sedan is yet to meet its reserve despite a top bid so far of $61,500.

This rare Honda CB750 K0 (Sandcast) model, currently siting at $36,000 is one of the 22 classic motorcycles in Shannons current timed online auction.

Many of the 22 classic motorcycles in the auction are already performing well only one day in, led by a rare Honda CB750 K0 (Sandcast) model, currently siting at $36,000 and $31,000 bid for a super rare, one-owner 1953 BMW R68.

In other great progress bidding:

  • a 1970 XW Falcon GT-HO Phase II expected to sell in the $350,000-$450,000 range has so far attracted a top bid of $325.000;
  • a 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Convertible expected to sell with ‘no reserve’ for $40,000-$50,000 has already attracted a top offer of $63,500 after 20 bids;
  • a 1984 Range-Rover 5-speed station wagon offered with ‘no reserve’ is also on the market after a top bid of $35,500;
  • an iconic Queensland-built 1969 Meyers/Manx beach buggy has already exceeded its high ‘no reserve’ pre-auction estimate with a leading bid of $33,000.

Amongst the 11 classic Japanese cars in the auction, a 1983 Mitsubishi Starion Turbo coupe has already met its reserve with a top bid of $20,000, while a 1990 Nissan 300ZX ‘Targa’ offered with ‘no reserve’ is on the market at $22,100, as is a ‘no reserve ’1998 Subaru WRX STi at $25,000 after 32 bids.

View all Shannons Spring Timed Online Auction lots

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