HISTORIC Q9 REGISTRATION PLATES SELL FOR A RECORD $363,000 AT AUCTION
Melbourne, Australia – a pair of historic, single digit ‘Q9’ Queensland Registration Plates have set a new auction record after selling for $363,000 at Donington Auctions’ Classic Automotive Auction in Melbourne on November 17.
The Q9 plates were issued to the 9th registered motor vehicle owner in Queensland – a Victor William Croston – and fitted to his Hupmobile on 1 July 1921 in Brisbane. This was only the second time the Q9 plates had appeared on the market in the 97 years since being issued. The buyer, who was present in the room at the auction, purchased these historically important plates with an accompanying certificate of Registration of Motor Vehicle issued by QLD Department of Transport and Main Roads.
Donington Director Cameron Sabine said, ‘We are thrilled for the vendors of the Q9 plates as this outstanding result reflects the recent growth and strength in the Queensland historical number plate market. ’
Of the fifteen classic motorcycles offered, thirteen sold, included the 1939 Triumph Speed Twin 5T Motorcycle with Dusting Sidecar – which narrowly escaped wartime service after it was dismantled and buried by its owner – sold for $39,240, while a 1949 John Deere AR Tractor sold for $18,530, another heritage number plate Q379 sold for $16,350 alongside an impressive selection of automobilia and garagenalia.
Cameron Sabine added ‘as a relatively young auction house, we’re overwhelmed by the support we’ve received from collectors and motoring enthusiasts alike in our first year or so of We look forward to presenting more exciting auctions to the market in 2020. ’
Donington Auctions are now accepting consignments their April 2020 Collectors Cars’, Motorcycles and Automobilia Auction.
Donington Auctions & Sales specialise in Single-Owner Collections, Fine Motor Cars, Motorcycles, Automobilia, Tractors, Antiques and Collectables. The team of principal and consultant Specialists has significant experience across all collecting categories and each have worked with top tier dealers and international auction houses such as Christie’s, Bonham’s and Sotheby’s. Donington operates in both Australia and New Zealand with the head office based in Melbourne.
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