Shannons Timed Online Winter Auction results


Shannons Timed Online Winter Auction continued the buoyant trend of the company’s previous online auctions since COVID quashed showroom events.



With $11.2 million achieved in sales, including a record $2,000,500 paid for the NSW black and white Heritage number plate ’28’ and strong auction prices paid for many vehicles, the August 2022 Auction was a great success.

A 1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 40/50 HP ‘Park Ward’ Saloon offered from a deceased estate was right on expectation at $191,000; a 1934 20-25HP Rolls-Royce offered in ‘Project condition’ sold for $60,000 – double its anticipated result – and a glorious, fully-restored 1928 Auburn 8-115 Boat Tail Speedster with a bespoke flat head eight cylinder engine also found a new owner.

Other standout results included $295,000 paid after 38 bids for a one-family-owned and well-preserved 1971 Ford Falcon XY GT manual sedan presented in original, unrestored condition, while the $48,600 paid for a humble 1981 Mini Moke Californian after 60 bids is believed to be an auction record.

Another top auction result was the $245,000 achieved by a rare Italian GT icon: a shapely 1985 De Tomaso Pantera GTS/GT5 coupe.

Results for other home-grown heroes included a restored 1971 Falcon XY GT-HO Phase III that was in demand with 57 bids before selling for $488,888; a 1970 Ford Falcon XW GT ‘automatic’ sedan sold for $120,000, a 1990 HSV VN Commodore Group A SS sedan brought $150,500; while a 1985 HDT VK SS Commodore made $191,500; a 1971 Falcon XYGT manual sedan achieved $295,000 after 38 bids and  a Holden Torana LX ‘SS recreation’ V8 Hatchback realised $88.000.

As is usual at Shannons auctions, numeric black and white number plates were in high demand, with the exceptionally-rare NSW double-digit plate ’28’ bringing a double-digit record $2,000,500 and ‘606’ selling for $370,500 after a 44 feverish bids. Among the early Victorian plates the stars were ‘530’ at $466,500, ‘8-181’ at $345,000 and ‘6-996’ at $307,500, while the top-selling Queensland plate sale was $156,000 for ‘246’.

The standout bike results were achieved by Japanese Kawasakis, with a 1973 H2A 750cc selling for $29,000; a 1975 Z1 900cc bringing $27,222 and a similar Z1 900cc motorcycle in ‘Project condition’ going for $29,500. Among the Americans, a 1934 Indian Scout 45 Solo 750cc sold for $56,000 and a 1972 Norton 750 Commando was the best of the British motorcycles at $25,500.

Two very desirable 1981 Mike Hailwood replica Ducati 900cc sports motorcycles also sold for $34,000 and $36,501.

Amongst the many outstanding classic vehicle sales: a 1958 Holden FC Special sedan sold for $66,500 after 26 bids; a 1964 Jaguar Mk 2 saloon enhanced with a 4.2 litre engine and other modifications, brought $87,500; a 1974 Ford XB Fairmont 4.9 litre sedan with GS options sold for $72,000 and a beautiful red, restored 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV Series 1 coupe also found a new owner.

As expected, a 1982 Mazda RX7 Series 2 coupe by Sydney-based social media influencers and specialists Mighty Car Mods, sold for well above its pre-auction estimate for $48,100. In another strong result for a performance car, a sought-after circa 2001 Roaring Forties GT40 Replica coupe, wrapped in the famous Gulf track livery, brought $135,500.

American Muscle Cars also had a strong following, with a left hand drive 1970 Plymouth Barracuda 440 ‘6-Pack’ coupe selling for $93,000;  a 1964 Pontiac Tempest  GTO hardtop went for $73,000, while for vintage enthusiasts a rare, right hand drive 1919 Cadillac Type 57 Sedan with an interesting history sold for $38,696.

In some strong results for affordable classics, a  Morris Minor 1000 Series 2 sedan that would make a great club car, sold for $11,000; a well-preserved and iconic 1954 Morris J Type van made $31,536; a shapely, restored Lancia Beta 1800 Coupe sold for $25,500 and a  two-owner 1969 Toyota KE10 Corolla Coupe showing just 95,212 km on its odometer at the time of cataloguing brought an impressive $21,780.

To view all auction results, visit To talk to a Shannons Auction Team member directly, call 1300 078 500.

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