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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/

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 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).