Shannons announce online auctions during COVID-19
Classic auctions continue at Shannons with the announcement of an innovative timed on-line auction of around 100 Classic vehicles, memorabilia and numerical number plates, replacing Shannons showroom auctions originally scheduled for Melbourne and Sydney during May.
Bidding Online will open on May 20, with final bids closing two weeks later on June 3. All lots are located at either Shannons Sydney or Melbourne showrooms, but are being brought together by the Online Auction.
They include 47 cars, seven motorcycles, 25 memorabilia lots and 22 Victorian and New South Wales black and white numerical Heritage number plates.
Ten Jaguars, including a 1953 XK120 SE Roadster and a beautiful 1956 XK140 Fixed Head Coupe; six MGs including two ‘no reserve’ projects – a 1955 MG TF 1500 and a rare 1958 MGA 1500 Coupe – plus a 1968 MGC GT Coupe; six Classic Mercedes-Benz models headed by a wonderful, unrestored 1960 190SL Roadster and three sought-after Porsches, are amongst the vehicles on offer.
All auction items can now be previewed at www.shannons.com.au with walkaround videos of each car lot posted, along with more than 20 static images, full lot details and its individual vehicle history. As with live Shannons auction, pre-inspection reports will be carried out on all cars and posted to the Shannons website.
Those interested in more specific details of any lot can also contact Shannons auction advisors to view a personal, real-time virtual video tour.
“We are offering a new and exciting development of our Classic Auction business,” said Shannons National Auction Manager, Christophe Boribon.
“We pioneered Classic Vehicle Auctions in Australia nearly 40 years ago and we remain its key player today,” he said. “Enthusiasts look to us for leadership and with our online concept in these different times, we are delivering. The new Virtual Tour option is a perfect example. If you have a particular interest in any lot, or lots, you can inspect it by Facetime video or another platform in real time, while asking question of the Shannons Auction Team member you are dealing with.
“More than 30 per cent of all our auction lots today are purchased sight unseen by phone and internet bidders, so in reality this is an exciting development for all enthusiasts, who could be anywhere in Australia, or overseas”.