An original 1960 model Porsche 356B Super 90 coupe requiring some refurbishment was the top priced vehicle of Shannons Spring Classic Auction in Sydney earlier this week
The Porsche sold for AU$67,000 (NZ$82,500) – well above its pre-auction high estimate of AU$48,000.
The Porsche, which had been in the hands of the same owner since 1964, was pursued by a number of floor and telephone bidders from around Australia, many attracted by its prized factory-fitted Rudge knock-off wheels and fitted leather suitcase.
A 1966 Plymouth Sport Fury ‘project’ coupe with a damaged engine attracted bidders before finally selling for $25,000 – $10,000 above its pre-auction high estimate – while a 1986 BMW M6 Coupe with 5-speed Getrag manual gearbox also punched above its weight when it sold for $25,500.
Other unreserved results were $14,000 for a 1968 Daimler 250 V8 Saloon, $10,000 for a left hand drive 1962 Pontiac Tempest Convertible. $13,500 for a 1959 Jaguar Mk 2 3.8 Automatic Saloon with chrome wire wheels, while a 1958 Chevrolet Corvette body turned into a theatre prop went for $4500.
Muscle cars also performed well, with $60,000 paid after the hammer for a Brittany Blue 1967 right hand drive Ford Mustang Fastback converted into a tarmac rally car, while an immaculate matching-numbers Papaya Orange 1976 Holden LX Torana SS 5.0 Hatchback that had covered just 200km since a comprehensive restoration, sold for $57,500.
Amongst the other lots, a 1997 Jaguar XJ8 3.2 saloon sold for $18,000, a very original 1958 MGA 1600 Mk I Roadster made $18,500 and a left hand drive 1971 GMC 1500 Custom Pick-Up brought $20,000.
Amongst the motorcycles in the sale, the best result was a 1991 Harley Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail in as-new condition with just 8881km on its odometer that went for $14,000.