“We had a crowd of nearly 600 people in attendance and there were many keen bidders, with a number of vehicles exceeding their estimates,” said Shannons National Auction Manager, Christophe Boribon. “There was a feeling of renewed confidence in the room.”
The most expensive car sold at this auction was a well-preserved and original Australian-delivered 1977 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0, which sold for $74,000. The Porsche was closely followed by an ex-US 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12 with manual transmission auctioned for $67,000. Both amounts are excellent results for these vehicles.
The auction of Victoria black and white numerical number plates also got a lot of attention, as the plate ‘345’ was bought for $82,000, ahead of the ‘309’ number plate bought for $81,000; the ‘899’ and ‘565’ auctioned for $77,000 and $72,000, respectively.
Post-War British and American cars attracted a lot of interest from buyers. A 1948 Packard Series 22 Sedan was sold for $25,000, while a restored 1949 Morris Minor ‘Low Light’ sedan got $9,500, the same as a 1950 Ford Prefect in restored condition.