Auctions America Auburn Fall 2014 – Auction Report

Auctions America Auburn Fall 2014 – Auction Report Page Five

1946 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet Indy 500 Pace Car
Lot # 5082 1946 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet Indy 500 Pace Car; S/N H141724; Light Yellow/Maroon leather; Black cloth top; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $75,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $82,500. No Reserve – Large hubcaps, trim rings, wide whitewalls, pushbutton radio, P/W, fender skirts, dual outside mirrors. – Very good restoration to showroom condition with very good paint, chrome, interior and top. Painted cylinder heads in a well restored but now a little aged engine compartment. CCCA National First Prize # 1483. Represented to be the actual 1946 Indy 500 Pace Car. – No one really knows which of several Continentals out there actually paced the ’46 500 but this one has been displayed at the Speedway Museum and driven on track during 2005 Speedway festivities. In this condition this Continental is a $50,000 car and the premium it brought is wholly the result of the 500 Pace Car status. It was acquired at RM’s Monterey auction in 2010 for $104,500.
1954 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
Lot # 5087 1954 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible; S/N 546224718; Red/Red, White leather; White vinyl top; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $105,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $115,500. No Reserve – Chrome wire wheels, wide whitewalls, Autronic Eye, WonderBar radio, skirts. power seat, P/W, parade boot. – Very good paint, chrome and interior. Scuffed windshield trim stainless. Underbody is restored and clean. Front seat upholstery is lightly creased but almost unused. Dash chrome is cloudy. A quality older restoration that is holding up well while developing its own patina. – Sold by RM at Meadow Brook in 2010 for $145,750 and modestly priced here even taking into account the aged restoration. This is the Eldo’s second year, and it is a more subtle and tasteful design than later flamboyant exercises. It is a sound value at this price.
1969 Shelby Mustang GT500 Fastback
Lot # 5088 1969 Shelby Mustang GT500 Fastback; S/N 9F02R481634; Acapulco Blue/White vinyl; Older restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $82,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $90,750. No Reserve – 428/335hp, automatic, P/S, P/B, 5- spoke alloy wheels, Polyglas GT tires, pushbutton radio. – Very good paint, interior and chrome. Sharp and shiny showroom condition underhood. Like new underbody. Factory replacement engine. – This is an ordinary Shelby GT500 but it sold for an extraordinary price. Extraordinarily inexpensive, that is. It could have brought $100,000 and still been reasonably priced.
1987 Ferrari Testarossa
Lot # 5089 1987 Ferrari Testarossa; S/N ZFFSG17A4H0071823; Red/Tan leather; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $84,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $92,400. No Reserve – Air conditioning, five-spoke Ferrari wheels, manuals and tools. – 9,537 miles from new. Well-maintained original, with fresh paint and thoroughly detailed. Driver’s seat is lightly scuffed. Black exterior trim is freshly done and glossy. Underbody has not been restored but is clean and orderly. David Disiere Collection. – This result is right on the money for a low mileage Testarossa, even though it sold at RM’s Monterey auction in 2013 for $110,000.
1948 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible
Lot # 5090 1948 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible; S/N C3963277; Gunmetal Grey/Oxblood leather, Beige cloth; Black cloth top; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $105,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $115,500. No Reserve – Fluid Drive, pushbutton radio, heater, dual remote spotlights, hubcaps, sombrero trim rings, whitewall times. – Very good paint, chrome and top. Worn, surface cracked original upholstery. Orderly underhood but with corrosion on the firewall. Sound original wood with thin semi-gloss varnish. Both doors scarred from hitting the front fenders when opened. Decklid panel has a small delamination bubble. Underbody has been done and is clean, in near showroom condition. Not a great T&C, but a good one. – This is a better car than the money gives it credit for but is troubled by some small defects that the new owner will probably take the time and spend the money to make right, an effort and cost that is fully discounted in the price. On the other hand, the Gunmetal Grey paint is particularly attractive with the semi-gloss varnished wood.
1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster
Lot # 5091 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster; S/N 121042109500238; Silver/Dark Blue leather; Dark Blue cloth top; Cosmetic restoration, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $87,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $96,250. No Reserve – Solex carbs, P/B, hubcaps, blackwall radial tires, multiband radio. – Decent fresh repaint, good panel fits, interior and loose fitting top. Pitted windshield trim chrome, good major chrome. Engine is clean but not restored. New brake master cylinder. Messy underbody with silver overspray. A decidedly mediocre driver. – This 190SL is a good place to start on a thorough restoration but the new owner better get on it fast before the 190SL fad fades.
1970 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 W-30 2-Dr. Hardtop Holiday
Lot # 5092 1970 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 W-30 2-Dr. Hardtop Holiday; S/N 344870M295979; Ming Jade Green, Black stripes/Green vinyl; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $75,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $82,500. No Reserve – 455/370hp W-30, Ram Air hood, automatic, Hurst dual gate shifter, P/S, P/B, A/C, Rally II wheels with trim rings, Wide Oval tires, buckets and console, AM-FM. – Ming Jade Green is a ’70 Toronado color but it original to this 4-4-2. Good older paint, chrome and interior. Engine compartment is orderly but not restored; underbody is covered in old undercoat. Well preserved but valued more for originality than presentation. David Disiere Collection. – This is actually a neat car, highly optioned and painted when new with a one-off color that is both unique on the 4-4-2 and surprisingly attractive on the Cutlass body. For all its attributes, it brought a surprisingly modest price and is a good deal for its new owner.
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
Lot # 5096 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible; S/N VC57F275268; Engine # F807E; Tropical Turquoise/Turquoise, White vinyl; White vinyl top; Older restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $57,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $63,250. No Reserve – 283/220-hp, 3-speed, windshield washers, no P/S or P/B, pushbutton radio, dual rear antennas, skirts, wheel covers, whitewalls, trunk edge guard, dual outside mirrors. – Very good older paint, chrome and interior. Window products are unusually clean. Engine compartment shows some age but could be better after a thorough detailing. Fender wells have a touch of Tropical Turquoise overspray. Better than just a good driver. – The best thing about this Bel Air is the rare 3-speed behind the 220hp Power Pack engine. The rest of the car is a tired old restoration that has little to commend it. The seller should be satisfied with this price even if it did sell at Worldwide’s Austin auction in 2013 for $66,000.