An avalanche of final-hour bids pushed many of the 165 lots in Shannons Timed Winter Online Auction over the line to deliver total sales of $6,96 million with an excellent clearance rate of 90 per cent. Plenty of beautiful and rare bikes went under the hammer, with one fetching a whopping $70,000.

One of the outstanding results of Shannons Timed Winter Online Auction was the $70,000 paid after 50 bids for an exceptional 1938 Matchless Model X ‘V -Twin’ that came out of long-term storage.

There were also a number of outstanding results amongst the 16 motorcycles and scooters, led by the $70,000 after 50 bids paid for an exceptional 1938 Matchless Model X motorcycle fresh from long-term storage – almost doubling its pre-auction high estimate. Meanwhile, a 1959 BMW R50 motorcycle and matching German Steib sidecaralso sold above estimate for $52,500.

Two desirable Kawasaki sports bikes – a freshly-restored 1976 Z900 A4 and a hugely-collectible, fully-restored 1973 H2A 750cc – sold for $35,200 and $32,500 respectively, while a 1961 Lambretta Li 125 Scooter offered with ‘no reserve’ nearly doubled its pre-sale high estimate at $17,500.

Plenty of historic licence plates topped off Shannons amazing $7m result from the Winter timed auctions.

All 16 Heritage number plates in the auction were ‘on the market’ within two days of bidding opening, with the top result being the $250,000 paid for the NSW three-digit plate ‘809’, followed by the three Victorian three-digit plates ‘827’, ‘623’ and ‘481’, which sold for $160,500, $172,000 and $180,000 respectively. Another highlight of the auction were prices achieved for VIC 4-digit plates, led by 2-688 at $169.999 and VIC 1-991 selling for an excellent $160,000.

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