Buyers see red as records tumble at Shannons Sydney Sale
It was an extraordinary night in Sydney at Shannons Winter Classic Auction on August 25, with a rapidly growing band of Online Bidders driving feverish bidding and resulting in record prices for some lots.
The top-selling vehicle of the auction was a superb (Red) Australian-delivered and two-owner 1964 Porsche 356SC Coupe that eventually sold for $180,000 - well over its pre-auction high estimate - after a relentless duel between a telephone and a floor bidder.
The factory right hand drive Porsche had been in the hands of its current, now-elderly German engineer owner for more than 40 years and was still fresh and lightly used after an exhaustive 15-year restoration, making it probably the finest Porsche of its type available in Australia.
However even more captivating for the large floor and growing Internet audience viewing the auction was the enthralling battle for what one enthusiast referred to as a 'bag of bones' - a very rare (Red) circa-1923 Harley-Davidson Two Cam Board Track Racer.
One of the final five bikes from a private collection of more than 60 significant Harley-Davidsons auctioned by Shannons over the past year, the unrestored machine was one of the few original early Harley racers to survive in original condition and as a result, created international interest. Read More
Christophe Boribon - National Auctions Manager
SOURCE: SHANNONS AUCTIONS