• Bids already placed on 90 per cent of all lots
  • Shannons showrooms re-open for inspections
  • Less than a week left to bid

Enthusiasts have welcomed Shannons timed Online Auction, with offers already placed on 90 per cent of all lots in the first week of bidding.

With strong numbers of registered bidders embracing the online concept  and less than a week still to go until final bids closes from 7pm on June 3, Shannons National Auctions Manger Christophe Boribon said the response had been very encouraging and underscored how Shannons had remained relevant in different times.

"We are already seeing a lot of interest at this early stage, with 30-plus vehicles already meeting their reserves and further bidding activity expected in the final days."

Boribon said a number of lots had already attracted 35 or more bids each, including a rare 1972 Plymouth Barracuda 340 V8 coupe US Muscle Car, a 1935 BSA Model W35-7 500cc motorcycle and a 1970 Morris Mini K 1100.

Both early 1950s Jaguar XK models were already 'on the market' after exceeding their reserve prices, while two 'project' MGs – a rare 1958 MGA 1500 fixed head coupe and a 1955 MG TF 1500 ­– had both attracted strong interest, he said.

In more good news, Shannons Melbourne and Sydney showrooms this week welcomed back potential bidders, within limited inspection hours from 10am-4pm Mondays to Fridays and this Saturday from 10am-2pm to cater for enthusiasts who have gone back to work.

For more details of Shannons Online Classic Auction lots, visit www.shannons.com.au  For further information, or to arrange a virtual video tour of any specific lot, contact the Melbourne or Sydney auction teams on 13 4646 (Option 6), or by email on auctions@shannons.com.au

Alternatively, contact the Shannons Auction Team directly:

Melbourne: (03) 8588 0809 (main auction number)
Or, Christophe (03) 7025 4974; David (03) 7025 4983 'Tiny' Rodney (03) 7025 4977; Ryan (03) 7025 4984, or Lisa (03) 7025 4971.

Sydney: (02) 8019 4119 (main auction number)
Or, Damien (02) 7911 6012; Stuart (02) 7911 6009, or John (02) 7911 6005.