Auctions America Fort Lauderdale 2016 – Auction Report

Auctions America Fort Lauderdale 2016 – Auction Report Page Six

1972 De Tomaso Pantera Coupe, Body by Bertone
Lot # 514 1972 De Tomaso Pantera Coupe, Body by Bertone; S/N THPNMC03537; Red/Black vinyl; Estimate $55,000 – $65,000; Original, with non-original appearance items, 4+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $38,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $41,800 – Offenhauser intake with Edelbrock carburetor, Pantera wheels, Bridgestone tires, power windows, no radio, no air conditioning. – Thickly painted red all over including the black trim. Worn original upholstery. Terrible paint masking. Dirty original engine and chassis. Filthy original underbody. No spare or rear luggage tray. Fuel filler relocated with scoops added behind the doors. A despicable Pantera. – The price may set a new low limit for Panteras but it is no more than it deserves for its nasty presentation and tacky monochrome paint. The relocated fuel filler in the engine compartment invites a conflagration, which might be the best thing that could happen to it. This is no bargain. It’s expensive for what it is.
1968 Shelby Mustang GT500KR Convertible
Lot # 518 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500KR Convertible; S/N 8T03R210288-03672; Light Green/Black leatherette; Black vinyl top; Estimate $140,000 – $160,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $132,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $145,750 – 428/335hp, 4-speed, power brakes, power steering, 10-spoke alloy wheels, Eagle GT II tires, pushbutton radio, woodgrain steering wheel, Lucas fog lights. – Very good paint, chrome and interior. Windshield frame stainless is scuffed. Sharp dash and gauges. Cracked right hood scoop. Underbody, chassis and engine compartment were restored like new but now are aged and dusty. – While this isn’t the ‘fresh concours quality restoration’ claimed on the car card it is a very good older restored GT 500KR, and a convertible at that. It is reasonably bought at this price.
1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air III Convertible
Lot # 520 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air III Convertible; S/N 242679B170503; Light Green/Olive Green vinyl; Green vinyl top; Estimate $100,000 – $140,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $100,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $110,000 – 400/366hp Ram Air, automatic, console, pushbutton radio, woodgrain steering wheel, Rally II wheels, trim rings, red line tires, wing, no chin spoiler, power windows, tilt steering column, PHS documented. – Very good paint, interior and chrome. Crazing on the Endura nose. Good dash and interior trim except for foggy gauge lenses. Engine compartment is like new. Not fresh but still a rare GTO that will be proudly owned and driven. – A martini GTO Judge convertible in olive green, described as the only one in this, uh, unique color scheme. Like it or not, it’s got panache, especially for someone who likes olives in their Martinis. Sold for a walloping $203,500 at Barrett-Jackson in 2007, then back to earth at Auburn Fall in 2014 for $101,750, this is still a reasonable price for a quality GTO Judge convertible.
1960 Mercedes-Benz 300d 4-Dr. Hardtop
Lot # 526 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300d 4-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 18901110001967; Dark Grey/Red velour; Estimate $50,000 – $65,000; Unrestored original, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $41,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $45,100 – 4-speed, Becker Mexico radio, split front seats, body color accented wheel covers, whitewall Silvertown tires, sliding sunroof. – Fair old paint, worn interior, cracked varnish on the interior wood, erratic chrome. All there, an honest, solid, dry, well preserved car with a single owner since the early 90’s. – Fairly nasty, but with plenty of potential, albeit realized at great cost, this ‘Adenauer’ still has class and distinction. Similarly nasty Rolls-Royces of the period sell for more and are destined to sit outside mediocre restaurants trying to impart class to their over-priced menus. This is a better automobile and can still be driven with some pride, particularly at this price.
1956 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible
Lot # 527 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible; S/N 5662108293; White/Red, White vinyl; White vinyl top; Estimate $175,000 – $225,000; Older restoration, 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $212,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $233,750 – 365/305hp, automatic, parade boot, Silver Sabre wheels, wide whitewalls, power everything, Autronic Eye, WonderBar radio, air conditioning. – Very good older paint, chrome and interior. Clean, crisp dash and gauges. Underbody shows no appreciable use. Even the difficult to replate windowsill trim is crisp and sharp. A quality older restoration done in 2002 that is still a showpiece. – Quality and good subsequent care still shows in results. This is a clearly superior Eldo, and it brought a clearly superior price. The bidders looked through the restoration’s age and recognized the superiority of the Eldo.
1999 Ferrari F355 Serie Fiorano Spider
Lot # 529 1999 Ferrari F355 Serie Fiorano Spider; S/N ZFFXR48A5X0116556; Red/Tan leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $200,000 – $250,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $192,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $211,750 – 6-speed, CD changer stereo, air conditioning, power windows, SF shields, red calipers.. Assembly # 33583. – Good original paint and interior, engine has been carefully detailed but the underbody hasn’t. Driver’s door has been spray can touched up on the back with overspray on the top boot cover. – A desirable 6-speed car among a wealth of sequential semi-automatics, but treated to some troubling touchups that make the price it brought full value for what it is, particularly in the absence of any maintenance history.
1963 Maserati 3500 GTi Coupe, Body by Touring
Lot # 530 1963 Maserati 3500 GTi Coupe, Body by Touring; S/N AM1012638; Engine # 1620; Red-Orange/Tan leather; Estimate $200,000 – $240,000; Unrestored original, 3- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $170,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $187,000 – Blaupunkt multiband radio, steel wheels, hubcaps, Pirelli tires, Lucas fuel injection, dash clock. – Bad, shrinking, peeling old repaint over the original Burgundy. Sound but aged original interior and carpets. Weak chrome on the marker lights, peeling front bumper chrome, but good in the back. Oily and dirty but orderly engine. Road grungy chassis. Rust bubbles around the left rear wheel and under the right door. A complete car, but a complete restoration project. – Sold at Bonhams in Greenwich in 2014 for $176,000, then passed at Mecum Kissimmee three months ago on a reported $175,000 high bid, this is a car that needs everything. Market forces aligned with this transaction, but it’s hard to find much upside at this price other than an expensive restoration that would make it a $300,000 car, and it will take far more than the difference between this price and that potential value to elevate this car to concours condition.
1964 Jaguar XKE SI Roadster
Lot # 533 1964 Jaguar XKE SI Roadster; S/N 880753; Red, Red hardtop/Red leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $150,000 – $200,000; Cosmetic restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $125,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $137,500 – Chrome wire wheels, Pirelli tires, Sony cassette stereo, two tops. – Very good paint, bright chrome, very good upholstery only lightly stretched. Car card says it has a five-speed. Engine is orderly but showing some age, as does the underbody. Top frame is rusty, headliner is water spotted. Erratically presented but overall a highly attractive XKE. – Sold for $129,800 at Bonhams Greenwich two years ago and still in highly presentable and drivable condition if, with its 5-speed, not as delivered. A choice driver quality E-type bought for a realistic price.