Event:  2017 Shannons Melbourne Summer Classic Auction

Date:  Monday 27th November 2017 @ 7pm

Location:  40 Corporate Drive, Heatherton, Victoria

Eleven Victorian heritage number plates were offered at this auction, including five 3-digit plates, four 4-digit plates and two 5-digit plates.

Last night’s auction saw a slight cooling of prices, following huge gains over the last couple of auctions.  Prices are still considerably higher than twelve months ago however.

The highest priced plate was unsurprisingly the lowest number, being 451 which sold for $117,000.

Closely following was the $115,000 paid for 876.  This plate was expected to do well given the reverse consecutive pattern.

The highest number of the 3-digit plates was 934, and at $71,000 it could be considered something of a bargain when compared to other recent auction results.

8811 did very well selling for $65,000.  This is the highest price paid for a 4-digit Victorian plate since 1212 sold for $77,000 in 2016, and I believe that makes it the second highest priced 4-digit Victorian plate to ever sell at auction.

The full results are detailed below:

3 digit:

  • 451 – $117,000 (39 bids)
  • 876 – $115,000 (16 bids)
  • 722 – $102,000 (2 bids)
  • 677 – $96,000 (25 bids)
  • 934 – $71,000 (17 bids)

4 digit:

  • 8811 – $65,000 (20 bids)
  • 7666 – $52,000 (18 bids)
  • 1144 – $42,000 (16 bids)
  • 4441 – $33,500 (18 bids)

5 digit:

  • 99000 – $31,500 (20 bids)
  • 55599 – $23,000 (14 bids)

Original Price Guides and Commentary

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

There are no major standouts, but there are a few interesting numbers.  722 would be very fitting on a Mercedes-McLaren SLR, or for any fans of Sir Stirling Moss.  876 is a nice reverse consecutive number, and 934 is a Porsche racing model.

All of the 4 and 5-digit plates are nice combinations, with the standout for me being 7666.  The thousand separator always works well for 4-digit plates ending in a triple number.

The big question is whether or not Victorian 3-digit plates can maintain their massive price growth of the last few months.  The most recent auction saw all 3-digits selling for over $100k for the first time.  If that can be achieved again it will be a huge result.

The plates to be offered along with their price guides are detailed below.

3 digit:

  • 451 – $50k – $80k
  • 677 – $50k – $80k
  • 722 – $50k – $80k
  • 876 – $50k – $80k
  • 934 – $50k – $80k

4 digit:

  • 1144 – $20k – $30k
  • 4441 – $20k – $30k
  • 7666 – $20k – $30k
  • 8811 – $20k – $30k

5 digit:

  • 55599 – $10k – $15k (no reserve)
  • 99000 – $10k – $15k (no reserve)

2017 Shannons Melbourne Summer Classic Auction

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