Event:  2017 Shannons Melbourne Autumn Classic Auction

Date:  8 May 2017 @ 7pm

Location:  40 Corporate Drive, Heatherton, Victoria

Thirteen Victorian heritage plates were offered at this auction, with all selling under the hammer on the night.

The standout plate was always going to be 282, and it didn’t disappoint, selling for $170,000.

This is a record price for a 2xx plate at auction, and it’s no surprise given the quality of the number.  It benefits from symmetry, a pair of 8s and a low number overall.

The closest recent sale to this was 230, which sold for an impressive $130,000 at auction last year.

8885 was the highlight for the 4-digit plates, reaching a strong $49,000.  4666 wasn’t far behind at $46,000.

Of the 5-digit plates 66999 did very well, selling for $30,000.  This would be amongst the top few 5-digit sales at auction.

3 digit:

  • 282 – $170,000 (15 bids)
  • 438 – $83,000 (24 bids)
  • 597 – $70,000 (16 bids)
  • 785 – $68,000 (22 bids)
  • 904 – $58,000 (16 bids)

4 digit:

  • 1225 – $28,000 (6 bids)
  • 3540 – $24,000 (8 bids)
  • 4666 – $46,000 (21 bids)
  • 8885 – $49,000 (28 bids)

5 digit:

  • 23539 – $9,000 (4 bids)
  • 66999 – $30,000 (23 bids)
  • 89886 – $24,000 (17 bids)
  • 94375 – $8,000 (1 bid)

Original price guides and comments below.

Thirteen Victorian heritage plates will be offered at this auction, including five 3-digit plates, four 4-digits, and four 5-digits.

282 is a clear standout, and must be being offered by a private owner since VicRoads has previously confirmed they don’t hold any plates under 4xx.

3 digit:

  • 282 – $100k – $125k
  • 438 – $40k – $55k
  • 597 – $40k – $50k
  • 785 – $40k – $55k
  • 904 – $40k – $55k

4 digit:

  • 1225 – $14k – $18k
  • 3540 – $14k – $18k
  • 4666 – $14k – $18k
  • 8885 – $14k – $18k

5 digit:

  • 23539 – $10k – $14k (no reserve)
  • 66999 – $10k – $15k (no reserve)
  • 89886 – $10k – $15k (no reserve)
  • 94375 – $10k – $14k (no reserve)

For information on bidding please visit the Shannons website.