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Shannons COVID busting Online Classic Auction

By Shannons - 23 April 2020
1970 Jaguar E-Type
  • Around 100 Classic vehicles, memorabilia and heritage number plates on offer
  • Online videos of each car lot
  • Virtual real-time tours on request of individual auction items

Classic auctions continue at Shannons with the announcement of an innovative timed online auction of around 100 Classic vehicles, memorabilia and numerical number plates.

The auction, which replaces Shannons showroom auctions originally scheduled for Melbourne and Sydney during May, Bidding Online will open on May 20, with final bids closing two weeks later on June 3.

This very desirable 1970 4.2 Jaguar E-type Coupe is one of 10 Jaguars in Shannons timed on-line auction from May 20 to June 3, where it is expected to sell for $80,000-$100,000.

All lots are located at either Shannons Sydney or Melbourne showrooms, but are being brought together by the Online Auction.

They include 47 cars, seven motorcycles, 25 memorabilia lots and 22 Victorian and New South Wales black and white numerical Heritage number plates.

Ten Jaguars, including a 1953 XK120 SE Roadster and a beautiful 1956 XK140 Fixed Head Coupe; six MGs including two ‘no reserve’ projects – a 1955 MG TF 1500 and a rare 1958 MGA 1500 Coupe – plus a 1968 MGC GT Coupe; six Classic Mercedes-Benz models headed by a wonderful, unrestored 1960 190SL Roadster and three sought-after Porsches, are amongst the vehicles on offer.

This very rare factory right hand drive 1958 MGA Mk I 1500 Coupe in ‘project condition’ is expected to sell with ’no reserve’ for $15,000-$20,000.

All auction items can now be previewed at with walkaround videos of each car lot posted, along with more than 20 static images, full lot details and its individual vehicle history. As with live Shannons auction, pre-inspection reports will be carried out on all cars and posted to the Shannons website.

Those interested in more specific details of any lot can also contact Shannons auction advisors to view a personal, real-time virtual video tour.

This wonderful, unrestored 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL is expected to sell for $160,000-$180,000.

“We are offering a new and exciting development of our Classic Auction business,” said Shannons National Auction Manager, Christophe Boribon.

“We pioneered Classic Vehicle Auctions in Australia nearly 40 years ago and we remain its key player today,” he said. “Enthusiasts look to us for leadership and with our online concept in these different times, we are delivering.

This spectacular 1960 Harley-Davidson FL Duo Glide motorcycle is expected to sell with ’no reserve’ for $20,000 - $24,000.

“The new Virtual Tour option is a perfect example. If you have a particular interest in any lot, or lots, you can inspect it by Facetime video or another platform in real time, while asking question of the Shannons Auction Team member you are dealing with.

“More than 30 per cent of all our auction lots today are purchased sight unseen by phone and internet bidders, so in reality this is an exciting development for all enthusiasts, who could be anywhere in Australia, or overseas”.

View All 2020 Shannons Autumn Timed Online Auction Lots

For further information, or to arrange a virtual video tour or inspection appointment of any specific lot, contact the Melbourne or Sydney auction teams on 13 4646 (Option 6), or by email on

Alternatively Contact The Team Directly:

Melbourne: (03) 8588 0809

Sydney: (02) 8019 4180