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Shannons have the numbers at Melbourne Winter Auction


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MELBOURNE – June 26, 2013: Shannons clearly have the numbers to win collectors’ hearts at their Melbourne winter classic Auction on Monday, with 11 black and white numerical Victorian number plates on offer – some with very appealing number combinations.

Collectors will be interested in the four, three-digit plates in the auction – ‘372’, ‘533’, ‘676’ and ‘986’ – the latter of significance to Porsche Boxster owners, with estimated selling prices ranging from $40,000-$55,000.

Or, for around the same money you could be the owner of a stunning restored 1948 Ford Deluxe convertible with an indicated 78,000 miles since new, a stately 1933 Rolls-Royce 20/25 H.J.Mulliner-bodied Saloon or a thundering ‘big block’ 1968 Chevrolet Corvette 427 ‘Targa’ coupe for around the same money.

The four digit plates include some interesting numbers – ‘3111’, ‘6669’, ‘8898’, ‘9191’ and ‘9900’ – all slated to sell in the $14,000-$18,000 range.

But maybe classic car enthusiasts will elect to spend similar money on an Australian-delivered, low kilometre 1988 Porsche 928 S4 Coupe, a Morris Mini Cooper S ‘replica’, or a glorious and rare-in-Australia Bristol 410 V8-engined sports saloon

Meanwhile for $10,000-$15,000, there’s a chance to snap up one of the two ‘no reserve’ five-digit plates – ‘44.222’ or ‘68.666’.

Or maybe one of the auction’s 13 ‘no reserve’ lots, say a mechanically fresh 1971 MGB GT coupe, a well-maintained 1981 Mercedes-Benz 280CE coupe, or a customised 1954 Morris Minor Utility.

The number plates are amongst 40 vehicle and 27 memorabilia lots in Monday’s auction, which will be staged in Shannons Melbourne showrooms, 321 Warrigal Road, Cheltenham, from 7.00pm.

All lots can be inspected over the weekend from 9am-5pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday.