ArtcurialAuction NewsAuction ResultsAuctions·9 CommentsArtcurial Paris Retromobile 2014 – Auction ReportRick Carey·April 10, 2014 Artcurial Paris Retromobile 2014 – Auction Report Page Four Lot # 429 1940 Packard 120 Convertible Coupe; S/N 13992394; Cigarette Cream/Brown leatherette; Beige cloth top; Estimate $108,912 – $190,596; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $97,404 plus commission of 16.00%; Final Price $112,989 – Orange wire wheels, hubcaps and trim rings, whitewalls, dual remote spotlights, radio, clock, fog lights, luggage rack. – Acquired at the Steve McQueen auction in Las Vegas in 1984, Lot #552, for $23,000. Decent older paint, chrome and interior. Underbody and chassis are dry and mostly original. Badly cracked steering wheel rim. A good driver quality Packard. Mechanically freshened in 2011. Blaton Family collection. – A colorful history, and reasonably well maintained, a car that despite being ‘only’ a One-Twenty will take pride of place in any lineup of Packards. That alone accounts for a good portion of its value here, little related to the inherent attractiveness of the car itself. Lot # 501 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Ti Series 1 Berlina; S/N AR146813109; Engine # AR131593028; White/Blue houndstooth; Estimate $20,421 – $24,505; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $23,144 plus commission of 16.00%; Final Price $26,847. No Reserve – Single carb, column shift, blackwall tires, hubcaps, no radio, bench seat. – Functional repaint, major chrome and replaced interior. Some thin trim chrome. Engine compartment is pressure washed, has some new wiring. Engine has been out and cleaned, not detailed. Underbody is cleaned up original undercoat. Solo Alfa Collection. – The first car in the Solo Alfa collection. Not meant to be shown with the bonnet open, but the rest of the car looks OK for a weekend driver, even if this is a handsome price for an 80hp Alfa sedan. The first car offered in the ‘Solo Alfa’ offering, and a good way to start off, both the car and the price it brought. Lot # 503 1972 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV Coupe, Body by Bertone; S/N AR2427632; White/Black leather; Estimate $20,421 – $24,505; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $34,035 plus commission of 16.00%; Final Price $39,481. No Reserve – Dellorto DHLA40 carbs, alloy wheels, Pirelli P4000 tires. – Decent old repaint, sound chrome and original interior with small seam pulls on the driver’s seat cushion. Chipped old undercoat in wheel wells. Solo Alfa collection. – A sound and usable but ageing and flawed example, this is more than enough for it. Lot # 504 1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce Sprint; S/N 149302258; Engine # 131559056; Blue/Cream, Blue vinyl; Estimate $136,140 – $163,368; Visually maintained, largely original, 4+ condition; Hammered Sold at $204,210 plus commission of 16.00%; Final Price $236,884 – 40 DCO3 Webers, 4-speed, alloy wheels, Pirelli Cinturato radials, sliding Plexiglas side windows, no bumpers, later engine but the original block, 131530107, comes with it. – Thickly but presentably repainted, sound but aged original interior. Dirty underbody with old undercoat. Dull aluminum trim. No floor mats, carpets or glove box door. Nifty but tired. Solo Alfa colllection. – Apparently semi-race prepared at some point, this Alfa has plenty of obvious needs, and potentially a litany of others less obvious upon visual inspection. With no competition history provided the price it brought is enthusiastic, bordering upon effusive. Lot # 505 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA Sprint; S/N AR613311; Engine # AR10202A19244; Red/Black vinyl; Estimate $122,526 – $163,368; Competition car, original as-raced, 4+ condition; Hammered Sold at $171,536 plus commission of 16.00%; Final Price $198,982 – Full stock interior except carpets, stock magnesium wheels, Kleber street tires, a number of factory magnesium engine parts, oil cooler, close ratio gearbox, aftermarket woodrim steering wheel, original spare, stock 60 liter fuel tank, roll bar. – The first GTA delivered in France, perhaps used for the type homologation.Terrible, shrunken repaint Earl Scheib would be ashamed to call his own. Poorly repaired left front corner. Decent original interior and chrome. Has all its trim except bumpers. Solo Alfa sale, different consignor. – To say this GTA needs everything is something of an understatement, yet its purity and completeness make it the ideal candidate to become a show car or a choice ride for track days and historic racing. When all is said and done it captivated the Afla-centric bidders on Sunday at Arcurial’s Retromobile sale and their judgement is not to be disputed. Lot # 506 1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 Berlina; S/N AR190006186; Engine # 130606200; Tobacco Brown/Brown cloth; Estimate $34,035 – $38,119; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $21,700 plus commission of 16.00%; Final Price $25,172. No Reserve – Cream steel wheels, hubcaps, Michelin X tires branded ‘Vitesse Max 30 KMH’. – Decent repaint, thin trim chrome, good upholstery, peeling old undercoat, overspray in rear wheel wells, cracked old door seals. Bottom of engine compartment is pretty ugly, as is the saran wrapped brake fluid reservoir with paper towel leak absorber. Old, cracked wiring. A bit scary. Solo Alfa collection. – Lot # 508 1968 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super Berlina; S/N AR872016; Engine # AR0052660040; Crimson/Brown vinyl; Estimate $21,782 – $29,951; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $40,842 plus commission of 16.00%; Final Price $47,377. No Reserve – Voxson 8-track, factory woodrim steering wheel, Continental tires, lucky horseshoe and St. Christopher medal. – Engine has been out, engine compartment carefully cleaned and partially rewired. Good paint, chrome and interior. Thin door handle chrome. Quickly cleaned up but very well preserved underbody. Solo Alfa collection. – Not ‘restored’ as American collectors would think, but done to good and attractive driving standards, this is model that rarely survives, with the right go-fast stuff from Alfa. The new owner paid amply for it. Lot # 510 1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 Berlina; S/N AR1020001613; Engine # 0020001610; Light Beige/Blue vinyl, cloth; Estimate $20,421 – $24,505; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $23,144 plus commission of 16.00%; Final Price $26,847. No Reserve – Voxson radio, large hubcaps on steel wheels, Michelin X tires, column shift, bench seats. – Decent older repaint, sound chrome and interior. cracked steering wheel, weak interior chrome. Underbody and chassis are original and lightly road grimy. Frayed window channels. Solo Alfa collection. – Hardly a favorite Alfa, but a significant step on the company’s 1950’s transition from large luxury sedans and sports cars to the small, nimble Giulietti. The coachwork is very Fifties, including chrome taillight housings in prominent fins. The interior is spacious and comfortable. Considering how unusual it it, the price is modest.