Great plates in Shannons Autumn Online Auction
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Great plates in Shannons Autumn Online Auction

By Shannons - 24 March 2021
  • 25 numerical Victorian and New South Wales number plates on offer
  • Rare Victorian double-digit plate
  • Eight plates with ‘no reserve’

There are some great numberplates searching for the right cars to wear them in Shannons upcoming Autumn Timed Online Classic Auction from April 13-20.

Many of the most desirable are amongst the Victorian plates released by VicRoads.

The top-selling numberplate in Shannons Autumn Online auction from April 13-20 is expected to be the ‘lucky’ Victorian ’96’, which has a guiding range of $700,000-$760,000

A highlight is the rare double-digit ‘96’, which would make a special gift to someone born, or on a vehicle built that year, as well as being an appreciating asset for collectors.

Individually, the numbers ‘9’ and ‘6’ also have a lucky meaning for many Asian people, making their combination in ‘96’ very special. The number ‘9‘’ is considered lucky because in Chinese culture it means longevity or ever-lasting’, while Chinese also regard ‘6’ as a lucky number because it sounds similar to ‘smooth’, or ‘well-off’.

The ‘96’ plate has been in the same hands for decades and it is the first time that its owner has offered it for sale.

The last time a two-digit Victorian plate went to auction was the Victorian Heritage plate ‘26’, which Shannons sold for $1.1 million just a year ago at its 2020 Autumn auction, making the expected selling range of $700,000-$760,000 for ‘96’ very appealing.

The latest Porsche type number ’992’ is expected to appeal to current Porsche 911 owners, it is expected to sell for $100,000-$150,000. 

Another plate expected to do well is the Victorian three-digit plate ‘992’ – perfect for a current Porsche 911 owner at its expected selling range of $100,000-$150,000. Meanwhile, Sydney Porsche enthusiasts will be watching ‘917’, with its important Le Mans-winning Porsche connection, that could bring a bit more:$150,000-$200,000.

Other Victorian three-digit plates like ’479’, ‘664’ and ‘714’ are also slated to sell for $100,000-$150,000.

Of the eight New South Wales plates on offer, other three-digit plates like ‘717’ are expected to sell in the $140,000-$180,000 range.

The ’birthday’ or model year plates of ‘1.997’ and ’2,009’ are each expected to sell for $40,000-$70,000.

Rare and pleasing numeric combinations are always desirable to collectors, such as the Victorian plates ’22.888’ ($20,000-$40,000) and ’11.000’ ($20,000-$40,000), while the Victorian ‘birthday’ plates ‘1997 and ‘2009’ are each expected to sell for $40,000-$70,000.

or ‘Beverley Hills 90210' TV show tragics, the Victorian plate ’90.210' is a prime time opportunity at $20,000-$40,000.

For ‘Beverley Hills 90210 TV show tragics, the Victorian plate ’90.210' is a prime time opportunity at $20,000-$40,000.

‘Lucky’ plates, like Vic ‘’22.888’ and ’88.321’ are expected to be in demand, they are expected to sell in the $20,000-$40,000 range.

Then there are the other ‘lucky’ plates, like Vic ‘884’ ($100,000-$150,000) ‘1.688’ and ‘8.890' (each $40,000-$70,000), or ’22.888’ and ’88.321’ (each $20,000-$40,000). The number ‘8’ in Chinese is associated with wealth, success and status.

Great great numerical sequences, like the NSW plates ‘71717’ ($40,000-$60,000), or ‘16016’ ($35,000-$50,000) will be popular with collectors in Shannons Online Timed Auction from April 13-20.

Or, bidders could just be after a great numerical sequence, like the NSW plates ‘71717’ ($40,000-$60,000), or ‘16016’ ($35,000-$50,000)

Six of the Victorian plates and two of the NSW plates are being offered with ‘no reserve, with estimated selling prices ranging from the NSW plate ‘254387’ ($20,000-$25,000) to the NSW ‘4191’ ($70,000-$90,000).

View all 2021 Shannons Autumn Timed Auction Lots

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