The $745,000 lucky number plate and the $91,000 Nissan GT-R: Shannons sets new records

If you've got it - spend it

Talk about having the cash to throw around, the Shannons Sydney Autumn Auction set new records for a bunch of items that will have your eyes watering.

A little bit close to my heart, a simple number plate went for $750,000.  Number 29 it was – now my dad had the number plate “TL 029” so the number 29 has always been “my number” – not that I ever thought I’d bid on this one.

Expectations had this placed at $500,000 – but an extra quarter of a million dipped in and it went under the hammer for $745,000.

Just as dear to my heart as a child of the Godzilla era Touring Cars, a stunning 1991 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R coupe set a new record Auction price of $91,000.  This car was Australian delivered and in original condition.

Porsche lovers would have enjoyed the restored 1964 Porsche 356C Coupe brought the second-best vehicle result on the night, selling for $137,000, while a very slick looking 1982 Mercedes Benz 380SL hit $67,000.

Shannons National Auction Manager Christophe Boribon seemed pleased “We are seeing increasing demand for quality classic vehicles with good provenance, particularly 1980s and `90s former ‘supercars’,” he said. “The market is strong, but still growing for these vehicles as top examples become harder to find.”


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