Classic Cars Extravaganza at Shannons Melbourne Autumn Classic

It's nearly spring, not autumn, but this matters little for all those Australians with some extra dough set aside for the Shannons Melbourne Autumn Classic auction which took place earlier this week in Oz. And, for most of those waiting to see what's up for grabs, it was worth it.

The auction was, as is the case with all similar events across the world, filled with riches and more or less (mostly less, as you're about the see) rich people. Cars coming from all ages and dimensions crammed and fought for a place under the spotlight, waiting for the hammer to drop and deliver them to their new owner.

The event saw some very unique models being auctioned and a fair share of surprises. For instance, a not-so-classic 1960 Fiat Bambino 500 Coupe sold for AU$31,500, while a Ford Model A 'Hukster' Van, a few decades older than the 500 (1928), barely managed to snatch AU$16,500.

Meaning, of course, that vintage cars didn't manage to impress very much either, with only a couple more making some type of impression on the audience. A restored 1929 Chrysler Buckboard Utility sold for AU$24,500, while a 1928 Rugby Roadster Utility only snatched AU$14,000.

Still, the organizers of the auction feel they've made quite an impression (full list of cars and prices at the following link).

“Shannons has been offering the no-reserve option for more than 20 years,” said Shannons National Auction Manger Christophe Boribon . “This concept has been widely accepted in the USA for some time and in recent years we are seeing that it can produce a better result for the right vehicle.”
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