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Bargains and blowouts at Shannons auction

(March 1, 2023)

kawasaki z1

There were some sharp buys and some blowout results at the latest event

Mixed fortunes is the best way to describe the results of the latest Shannons auction, with a hint of market uncertainty. A higher than usual percentage of lots were passed in, however we still saw very solid money being paid for premium gear.

Here are a few highlights...

triumph thunderbird

1955 Triumph Thunderbird 650 (lot 104) Au$13,500 (US$9100, GB£7600)

Arguably a bargain for this model. It was in good rather than show condition.

vetter hurricane

1973 Triumph Vetter Hurricane X-75 (lot 108) Au$40,500 (US$27,400, GB£22,700)

A lot of money, however prices have been more or less static for years now.

suzuki gs1000s


1980 Suzuki GS1000S (lot 115) Au$12,500 (US$8500, GB£7000)

We reckon this was the top-value buy in the auction. Not concours, but a very clean runner.

kawasaki kr250


1984 Kawasaki KR250 A1 (lot 117) Au$16,000 (US$10,800, GB£9000)

Eighties two-strokes continue to pull serious money.

kawasaki gpz900r


1984 Kawasaki GPz900R A1 (lot 120) Au$14,000 (US$9500, GB£7900)

A good result for this model, which had seen prices stagnate over recent years.

honda cb750


1973 Honda CB750-Four K2 (lot 133) Au $20,000 (US$13,500, GB£11,200)

This seems to be the current bottom line for a well-restored K2.



1983 Ducati MHR 900 (lot 143) Au$31,000 (US$21,000, GB£17,400)

Solid bidding for an example that needed a tidy-up.

kawasaki z1


1973 Kawasaki Z1A 900 (lot 136) Au$45,000 (US$30,400, GB£25,200)

Big money even for one of these – there’s no sign of demand slowing down for first-model Zeds.

See the full results at Shannons


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