Auctions America Fort Lauderdale 2016 – Auction Report

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1968 Porsche 911T Coupe
Lot # 208 1968 Porsche 911T Coupe; S/N 11820357; Engine # 6196647; Tobacco/Cream; Estimate $80,000 – $110,000; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $76,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $83,600 – 1,991cc/110hp, two 3-barrel Zenith carbs, 5-speed, Italian delivery Euro version 911T. Pushbutton radio, silver steel wheels, hubcaps, Touring T/A tires. – Good repaint, scuffed bright trim, pitted horn grilles. Good interior and gauges but smudged dashboard. Good new dashtop. Dry but not restored engine compartment and the underbody has been covered in new but erratically applied undercoat. Described as a ‘complete restoration’, it is in fact a superficial cosmetic restoration of indifferent quality. – 911s continue to attract top dollar, even when as in this case their presentation isn’t particularly high quality. This result is generous for the quality of the car.
1973 Lamborghini Espada 400 GT Series III, Body by Bertone
Lot # 209 1973 Lamborghini Espada 400 GT Series III, Body by Bertone; S/N 9448; Metallic Dark Grey/Black leather; Estimate $95,000 – $110,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $89,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $97,900 – Air conditioning, Alpine cassette stereo, power steering. – Quick, casually masked clearcoat repaint over old paint. Tired, original interior with cracked driver’s seat. Scuffed bright trim, thin bumper chrome. Clean but aged engine compartment. A discouraging car. – Sold by RM in Arizona a year ago for $110,000, maybe it looked better under the bright Arizona sunshine or in the optimism of the young year’s first auctions. It brought what it is worth here in Ft. Lauderdale with 60 more miles on its odometer than it had fourteen months ago, an expensive car to own.
 2006 Ford GT40 Heritage Edition Track Car
Lot # 214 2006 Ford GT40 Heritage Edition Track Car; S/N 1FAFP90S66Y401841; Gulf Blue, Orange stripes/Black cloth; Estimate $375,000 – $400,000; Original, modified for competition or performance, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $220,000 – Track car conversion. Roll cage, digital display, two seats, Michelin slicks, no side windows, fire system. – Orderly, well prepared and lightly used. – This unusual Ford GT was the replacement for an Audi R8 originally listed under this lot number. Its conversion to a track day car presents something of a contrast. Heritage Edition GTs have been bringing upwards of half a million dollars, but this expensively gutted and prepared track day example didn’t attract bidding of even half that and 3/4 what Auctions America got for a street Ford GT today. Talk about spending money to erase value.
1973 De Tomaso Pantera L Coupe
Lot # 216 1973 De Tomaso Pantera L Coupe; S/N THPNMT04987; Red/Black leather; Estimate $50,000 – $70,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Post-block sale at $47,273 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $52,000 – Alpine cassette stereo, Pantera wheels, Radial T/A tires. – A rare hard to find unmolested Pantera. Fair old repaint over a partially complete car. Good original upholstery, instruments and interior trim. Engine has been out and upgraded but looks stock. Chassis and underbody are original and dirty but orderly. The 52,576 miles on the odometer look real. – This is a sound, quality, well preserved and presented car that could be best described as ‘honest’: it is what it appears to be. It also appears to be a sound value at this post-block price.
1965 Ford Mustang Convertible
Lot # 218 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible; S/N 5R08C174014; Dark Green/Gold, Beige vinyl; Tan cloth top; Estimate $30,000 – $35,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $32,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $35,750 – 289/200hp, automatic, air conditioning, Rally-Pack gauges, woodrim steering wheel, styled wheels, Pony interior, dual red line tires, luggage rack, fog lights, power steering, power brakes, Holley four barrel carb, aluminum valve covers. – Good repaint on a largely assembled car that didn’t get to the doorjambs. Sound original interior. Good major chrome with some weak trim. Cracked, dry dashtop. A sound driver Mustang that evidences a good life. – The laundry list of equipment figures prominently in the price this Mustang brought, ameliorated by its needs. The final result is a fair compromise that shows the bidders had their thinking caps on.
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk IA Convertible
Lot # 219 1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk IA Convertible; S/N 8382000441LRXFE; Black, Black hardtop/Black leatherette; Black vinyl top; Estimate $80,000 – $110,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $60,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $66,000 – LAT alloy wheels with spinner centers, Tiger Paw blackwall tires, two tops, heater. – Sound old repaint and interior. Good major chrome. Tired hardtop with tattered window seals and headliner. Orderly underbody. – The tall hardtop on this black Tiger looks like Abe Lincoln’s stovepipe hat. It is rare these days for a Tiger, even a 260 cubic inch Mk I, to sell in five figures making this transaction a very good value even with the rather rough hardtop.
1954 Austin-Healey 100/4 Roadster
Lot # 231 1954 Austin-Healey 100/4 Roadster; S/N BN1L224877; Ice Blue/Dark Blue leather; Dark Blue leatherette top; Estimate $85,000 – $95,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $80,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $88,000 – 3-speed, overdrive, silver painted wire wheels, Dunlop Road Speed bias ply tires, heater, badge bar, BMIHT certificate. – Freshly restored with very good interior and chrome. Paint is very good but has tiny flaws in prep and wet sanding. Underbody is like new but not fresh. This is a car to be driven proudly and shown with confidence at the end of a day’s touring. – After a long time eclipsed by collectors’ intense focus on the Big Healeys, and particularly the BJ8 Phase 2 gran turismo Healey, early 4-cylinder BN1 and 2 cars are finally being re-recognized for their driving qualities and plain, unadorned design. This is an very well done and presented example bought for a fair price.
1962 Fiat OSCA 1500 Convertible
Lot # 233 1962 Fiat OSCA 1500 Convertible; S/N 118S006573; Engine # 002837; Light Blue/Black leatherette; Black vinyl top; Estimate $20,000 – $30,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $26,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $28,600 – OSCA-designed twin cam head, 2-barrel Weber carb, 1,491cc/90hp, 5-speed. Nardi woodrim steering wheel, silver steel wheels, hubcaps, Michelin blackwall tires. – Decent repaint and chrome. Tired original interior with dead seat cushions. Old undercoat in the wheelwells, clean but not restored engine compartment. Oily road grimy chassis. Quickly cosmetically fluffed for the auction. – Offered at Worldwide’s Auburn auction in 2011, now with 12 more miles on the odometer and in no better condition than it was then. It had a hardtop five years ago which now seems to have gone missing. The seller should be very happy with the price this unusual FIAT brought here. The buyer got an intriguing, little known, car for MG money.