NSW heritage plate auction – Shannons 2009

Event:  ‘Limited Release’ The Rare Number Plate Auction

Organiser:  Shannons

Date:  18 June 2009

Venue:  Classic Throttle Shop, Sydney, NSW

Heritage plate results:

Plate
Price
Status
214$110,000Sold
215$115,000Sold
229$94,000Sold
255$80,000Sold
335$79,000Sold
358$84,000Sold
366$87,000Sold
455$84,000Sold
457$77,500Sold
544$72,000Sold
620$74,000Sold
733$83,000Sold
822$77,000Sold
885$77,000Sold
922$74,000Sold
955$75,000Sold
1022$43,000Sold
1220$43,000Sold
2090$38,000Sold
2099$36,000Sold
2120$42,000Sold
3077$38,000Sold
3088$36,000Sold
4088$40,000Sold
4321$36,000Sold
6543$35,000Sold
7003$32,000Sold
8003$32,000Sold
8077$36,000Sold
8642$32,000Sold
8765$38,000Sold
10002$29,000Sold
23232$34,000Sold
24242$32,000Sold
25252$31,000Sold
35353$30,000Sold
35353$32,000Sold
38383$36,000Sold
38883$32,000Sold
48884$34,000Sold
61616$34,000Sold
68686$30,000Sold
68888$36,000Sold
99997$32,000Sold
99998$20,000Sold

Source:  http://www.shannons.com.au/auctions/view/P9W7670WI307KS6A/

Victorian heritage plate auction – Shannons 2013

Event:  2013 Shannons Melbourne Autumn Classic Auction

Date:  29 April 2013

Venue:  Cheltenham, Vic

Heritage plate results:

  • 311 – $60,000 – Sold – (guide $45 – $60k)
  • 362 – $45,000 – Sold – (guide $45 – $60k)
  • 411 – Unknown – (guide $40 – $55k)
  • 776 – $51,000 – Sold – (guide $40 – $55k)
  • 806 – $38,000 – Sold – (guide $40 – $55k)
  • 3999 – Unknown – (guide $14 – $18k)
  • 4004 – Unknown – (guide $14 – $18k)
  • 5544 – Unknown – (guide $14 – $18k)
  • 8080 – Unknown – (guide $14 – 18k)
  • 11888 – Unknown – (guide $10 – $15k)
  • 111112 – Unknown – (guide $8 – $12k)

Sources:

Great Qld Plate Auction III – 2013

The Great Qld Plate Auction III was held on Thursday 14th November 2013 at Brisbane Lamborghini.

We’ll be posting a full report on the auction shortly, but to start with here are the results:

Plate
Status
Price
Notes
Q8Sold$220,000
Q26Passed In$50,000
Q31Passed In$0
Q47 + Q48 + Q49Not Offered$0
Q73Passed In$30,000
Q73 + Q75Passed In$80,000Vendor Bid
Q96Passed In$25,000
Q260Passed In$5,000
Q270Passed In$5,000
Q538Sold$8,500
Q687Passed In$5,000
Q689Passed In$7,000
Q705Passed In$5,000
Q706Sold$8,000
Q718Passed In$5,000
Q718 + Q719Passed In$16,000Vendor Bid
Q760Passed In$7,500
Q768Sold$16,000
Q809Sold$8,000
Q831 + Q832Sold$16,000
Q833Sold$8,888
Q844Sold$8,000
Q845 + Q846Passed In$12,500
Q879Passed In$5,000
Q897Passed In$4,000
Q916Passed In$5,000
Q981Passed In$5,500
Q985Passed In$4,500
Q988Passed In$10,000
Q1030Passed In$3,500
Q1333Sold$4,500
Q1954Sold$5,500
Q1985Passed In$3,500
Q2013Sold$5,000
Q2014Passed In$4,500
Q2100Sold$5,000
Q2500Passed In$4,000
Q2600Passed In$3,500
Q6800Passed In$3,500
Q6800 + Q7800Passed In$7,000
Q7007Sold$5,500
Q7100Passed In$5,000
Q7117Passed In$4,500
Q7771Sold$4,500
Q9800Passed In$3,500
Q88888Sold$25,000

PPQ Auctions – Non Q Plates

The following table details all of the number plates sold at the PPQ auctions, excluding Q plates.

To save you doing the math, the total amount is $1,298,475

Results for Q plates sold at PPQ auctions can be found here.

Plate
Price
Year
BENTLEY$110,0002007
FERRARI$85,0001999
VANTAGE$45,0002007
Z$42,5002005
PORSCHE$40,0002000
DYNAMIC$36,0002007
NOLIMIT$34,0002007
CARRERA$31,0002007
B$25,5002001
SOLD$25,0002010
8888888$25,0002004
MICHAEL$20,0002007
MUSTANG$17,5002001
MAROONS$15,0002007
CLASSIC$14,0002007
BRONCOS$14,0002006
B1, B2$14,0001999
COWBOYS$13,0002006
BUILDER$13,0002010
BMW1$12,2002004
VROD$12,0002006
FPV$12,0002004
SKYLINE$12,0002007
VOLVO$11,5001999
SURFERS$10,5002010
AUCTION$10,0002005
L8$10,0002003
M8$10,0002004
DENTIST$9,5002010
ENGLAND$9,0002007
F1$8,5002000
BEAMER$8,5001999
BOXSTER$8,5002003
HD$8,5002004
FAIR, DINKUM$8,0002005
U2$7,0002006
TT$7,0002000
AUS001$7,0002001
Z4$7,0002003
ABC, XYZ$7,0001999
PLUMBER$7,0002010
OZ01, OZ02$6,7002000
FOOTY$6,6002006
4X4WD$6,6002006
RED4RE$6,5002003
EIGHT$6,5002005
FF$6,4002005
BYEBYE$6,2502001
HRT01$6,0002003
FINANCE$6,0002010
QLDMADE$6,0002006
BMW000$6,0002000
MB$5,9001999
HOT$5,7502005
H20$5,6002000
GG$5,5001999
ZZ$5,5002001
PR$5,5002000
JJ$5,5002001
II$5,5001999
ASX$5,2502000
HRT$5,2502001
LVI55$5,1002006
HSV001$5,0002001
AAA$5,0001999
LL$5,0002001
CRICKET$5,0002007
WWW$5,0002000
BL03$5,0002004
4WD01$5,0002003
XX$5,0001999
BOXX$5,0002001
OOO$5,0002000
04HIM, 04HER$4,7502001
OZ00$4,7502000
BEEMA$4,7502006
YY$4,7502010
MAROON$4,5002000
ICON$4,5002004
GO$4,5002000
2000AD$4,5001999
CAYENNE$4,5002010
COOPERS$4,5002010
QOO00Z$4,5002005
3D$4,5002000
JNR17$4,5002001
AFL$4,5002001
PC$4,5002001
JAG001$4,2502000
HOG21, HOG22$4,2502001
CEO$4,2501999
JULIE$4,2002003
PMM29$4,0002001
IMAGE$4,0002000
XLR8$4,0002001
SILVER$4,0002003
UTE351$4,0002005
BYE99$4,0001999
014WD$4,0002004
UU$4,0001999
OH YEAH$3,9001999
COM$3,9002000
V8SRULE$3,7502010
MD$3,7501999
XXX$3,7502000
III$3,7501999
WOW$3,6501999
QAA00Z$3,5502004
QLDER$3,5001999
AUS$3,5002001
AZ$3,5001999
QT$3,5002001
NEWFARM$3,5002010
2L8$3,5002006
RNR$3,4002000
AU$3,3001999
QC$3,2501999
QA$3,2501999
GM$3,2501999
Z3$3,2501999
GB$3,2502001
YYY$3,2502001
007JB$3,2502001
EXCITE$3,2001999
BYO$3,1002000
CAMERON$3,0002010
ASAP$3,0002000
BNE01$3,0002010
OK$3,0001999
B4$3,0002001
PS$3,0002000
MMM$3,0001999
MY4WD$3,0002001
B2B$3,0002000
LUCKY$2,9001999
IT$2,9001999
001AFL$2,8002006
DOMAIN$2,7502001
BULLS$2,7502000
ZZZ$2,7501999
ROD$2,7502000
KO$2,7502001
REV$2,7001999
001UTE$2,7002003
ANTHONY$2,5002010
TQ$2,5001999
JAZZ$2,5001999
VVV$2,5002001
AOK$2,5002001
004HIM, 004HER$2,3252003
AIAI$2,3001999
AQ$2,3001999
04PAR$2,2502000
NOT OUT$2,2001999
PAT$2,0002003
FYI$1,7502001
WAP$1,7502000
TOOWONG$1,7502010
QII11Z$1,7002006
QOZ11Z$1,6002006
NZ$1,5002001
MOO$1,5002001

Seven character plates

Some of the seven character plates were not auctioned as specific plates, but instead allowed the winning bidder to choose their own combination.

Whilst this may not make much sense today, it must be remembered that at the time of the 2007 auction, seven character plates were not available outside of these auctions.

PPQ Auction Results – Q Plates

Sadly PPQ no longer hold number plate auctions, but they were a popular annual event back in the day.

We’ve put together a list of all of the q plates to sell at PPQ auctions over the years.

Plate
Year
Value
Q212007$97,500
Q702010$80,000
Q182004$57,000
Q902003$25,000
Q1012, Q1013, Q1014, Q10152010$16,000
Q1622006$15,000
Q3872010$11,000
Q6252010$10,500
Q4102010$10,000
Q9902001$9,000
Q1092000$8,500
Q8802000$7,500
Q20042004$6,500
Q4252010$6,500
Q8382000$6,400
Q2881999$5,600
Q20052005$5,540
Q3512001$5,500
Q20062006$5,500
Q20072007$5,500
Q8381999$5,200
Q888802010$5,000
Q20132013$5,000
Q20201999$4,900
Q20102010$4,500
Q9891999$4,500
Q88082010$4,500
Q543212001$4,250
Q40072010$3,750
Q19991999$3,600
Q41012010$3,500
Q40062010$3,250
Q40112010$2,750

* The 2013 auction was not held by PPQ, however the plate was sold on behalf of PPQ.

The Great QLD Plate Auction II

Q8 Number PlateOn Sunday 27 May 2012 in Brisbane, Plates.com.au held the…

The Great Queensland Plate Auction II

The event was well attended, and there were some cracking plates available.

The stand out plates were Q8 and Q888, however there was a range of other fantastic Qld heritage plates (known locally as ‘q plates’) and a couple of prestige plates.

Great Value for Buyers

With so many plates on offer at once, it was obvious to most buyers that this was going to be a fantastic buying opportunity.

The fact that there is so much negative news on the global economy didn’t help either, nor did the fact that q plates are known to be suffering from a minor slump in values since the GFC.

Three digit q plates made up the majority of the lots available, and unsurprisingly this segment was where all the value was.

Q971 was the first plate to go under the hammer, and with no reserve it sold for $6,500.  This sale set the tone for the event, however with most other plates having reserves, few others were able to bought as cheaply as this one.

The Big Hitters

Whilst the three digit q plates provided some great value for buyers, it was the sale of Q8 and Q888 that most people wanted to see.

Q3800 Number PlateFirst of all Q88888 was offered, however this was passed in at just $20,000.  The combination of the eights was nice, however five digits is really too many for most q plate buyers.

Q888 was next up, and after a lengthy battle between two bidders it ended up selling under the hammer for a respectable $95,000.  This is a record for a three digit plate, and a massive premium on all other three digit plates sold on the day.

The grand finale was Q8, but unfortunately this one did not sell.  The highest bid on this plate was $300,000 however it should be noted that the next lowest bid was $200,000 and the one before that was considerably lower again.

Prestige Plates Remain Unloved

Although the auction was predominantly about Qld historic plates, there were also a number of prestige plates thrown into the mix.

The prestige plates were pretending to be numeric plates by using the letter ‘i’ and ‘o’, and it’s fair to say that the real q plate owners in attendance were far from impressed with these impostors.

The List

You’ve probably come to this page looking for the auction results, so here they are…

Q8 – $300,000 passed in
Q88888 – $20,000 passed in
Q888 – $95,000 SOLD
Q267 – $8,000 SOLD
Q259 – $8000 SOLD
Q389 – $8,000 SOLD
Q412 – $3,000 passed in
Q413 – $4,000 passed in
Q426 – $7,000 passed in
Q489 – $5,500 passed in
Q544 – $9,000 SOLD
Q617 – $6,500 SOLD
Q618 – $8,000 SOLD
Q697 – $6,500 SOLD
Q708 – $7,000 SOLD
Q709 – $7,000 SOLD
Q710 – $10,000 SOLD
Q721 – $7,000 SOLD
Q736 – $6,500 passed in
Q738 – $7,000 SOLD
Q810 – $8,000 SOLD
Q910 – $5,000 passed in
Q920 – $4,000 passed in
Q932 – $6,000 passed in
Q956 – $7,500 SOLD
Q971 – $6,500 SOLD
Q986 – $6,000 passed in
Q987 – $8,000 SOLD
Q2600 – $2,500 passed in
Q2700 – $3,500 passed in
Q3300 – $7,000 SOLD
Q3400 – $5,000 SOLD
Q3500 – $5,000 SOLD
Q3600 – $11,000 SOLD
Q3800 – $11,000 SOLD
Q4400 – $4,000 SOLD

For more information about q plates please visit plates.com.au (the holder of the auction) or qplate.com.au (a resource for q plates).