If you’re a classic car collector or would love to go to a “not your ordinary car auction” then coming up in July, there’s a great lineup of classic vehicles being auctioned. The company that tends to specialise in the classic car auction niche is Melbourne based Shannon Auctions.
I received this week an alert for the auction to be held on Monday 13 July at 7:00 pm. Shannon Auctions are located at 321 Warrigal Road in Cheltenham, and this is where the event dubbed the “Shannons Melbourne Winter Classic Auction” is being held.
There will be placed quite some vehicles by the look of the flyer. The collection will include veteran, vintage and pre-war cars with the main draw card being a 1920 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, and a rare 1935 Hispano-Suiza K6 Limousine. Other keenly sought after vehicles are a 1936 Auburn 654 Sedan as well as a 1938 Packard 120 Sedan – all of which will go under the auctioneer’s hammer.
For “later model” vehicle buffs there are also Ferrari’s namely a 1975 classic 308 Dino GT4 coupe up to a 1986 BMW 535i B10 Alpina.
For American car buffs, there are some US vehicles including vehicles from General Motors such as a 1958 Eldorado convertible and a 1961 Corvette convertible.
All up, Shannons Auctions will be placing on the evenings lineup 37 vehicles and as mentioned 11 with “no reserve” and 26 memorabilia lots. Also, for number plate collectors there will be auctioned a three digit Victorian Number plate, i.e., “162” and “407” for those that have an interest in collecting serial number plates.
Throughout June, the vehicles can be viewed daily, except on Sundays at Shannon Auctions Cheltenham showrooms. Operating hours are from 9 am to 4 pm daily. With such a long viewing time there is plenty of time to make plans if you are located interstate to get down to Melbourne and check the lineup.
There is a catalog on the Shannons website that you can download. The list is quite detailed and has photographs of the cars under auctioned and the other items such as number plates and motoring bits and pieces.
How To Bid At The Auction.
There are four ways you can bid. Bidding for vehicles at the auction can be done by online vehicle auction bidding, in person, by telephone or absentee bidding. If you wish to bid by absentee and telephone bidding on the evening, you have to preregister with the Shannons auction team. Registration for absentee and phone bidding will not be accepted after 12 pm on the day of the sale.
If you want to bid via online bidding, then you also have to register at the Shannons website. Once you are approved, you can log in and view a live stream of the auction and make a bid on the evening. Registration for online bidding closes 24 hours before the auction.
What Do I See When Bidding For Cars Online?
Online bidding will feature a list of all the vehicles being put up for auction, live streaming of video of the auction as well as audio, featured lot of the item being auctioned, prominent bid button and asking button with current bid history.
How To Bid Online.
When the auction starts, the auctioneer will call for bids. All bids are based on the auctioneer’s discretion. All onsite telephone and online bids will appear in the bidding history in real time. The auctioneer determines the bid increments and appears on the asking bid section. To bid the asking bid value, click the bid button on the screen. The item will be SOLD when the auctioneer confirms SOLD at the conclusion of bidding on the lot.
There usually isn’t a problem with delays (latency) in the bidding but Shannons have been sighted as saying there’s an average delay of around 1/3 of a second. So, if during the bidding process, the online bidding platform goes down or the internet fails, first, just log back into the Shannons system via the web URL of shannons.com.au/onlinebidding and reenter the credentials which are the email and passcode that you first registered your login account with.
There is technical support and its recommended you contact Shannons on this.
Some buyers fees are associated with buying a vehicle at a car auction. In this case, if you happen to be successful in purchasing a vehicle, on this evening Shannons will charge $500 for a vehicle buyers fee and $250 for a motorcycle as a buyers fee. GST inclusive.
For buyers who are placing the purchase on a card, only Mastercard and Visa are accepted by Shannons.
321 Warrigal Road, Cheltenham, Victoria
Showroom Open Times
Mon-Fri: 8 am till 6 pm. Sat: 9 am till 4 pm
Main Viewing Weekend
Saturday 11th July: 9 am till 4 pm
Sunday 12th July: 10 am till 4 pm
Melbourne Auction Team on +61 3 8588 0809