Auctions America Fort Lauderdale 2016 – Auction Report

Auctions America Fort Lauderdale 2016 – Auction Report Page Seven

1930 Bentley "Blue Train" Re-creation
Lot # 534 1930 Bentley “Blue Train” Re-creation; S/N B470SR; Black paint, leatherette/Black leather; Estimate $600,000 – $650,000; Facsimile restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $475,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $522,500 – RHD. Black 21 inch wire wheels, blackwall tires, dual sidemounts, windshield visor, folding sunroof, Lucas tri-bar headlights, fog lights, halogen bulbs, four SU carbs, luggage trunk, cycle fenders. – Beautifully done in all respects. Shows a little age under the hood. Titled on an R-type chassis number, the engine is a straight eight, called a ‘Bentley’ but Bentley never built an inline eight and this is probably a modified Rolls-Royce B80 produced in the early Fifties to power military and commercial vehicles. The ‘Bentley’ valve cover however is an understandable stretch since Rolls-Royce and Bentley were the same company. – Closed post-block with this result, a lot of automobile even if its history is better measured in months than years. The Gurney-Nutting style coupe coachwork is one of the most seductive ever put on a Bentley chassis and fully deserves being re-created in a vintage hot rod.
2010 Spyker C8 Spyder
Lot # 536 2010 Spyker C8 Spyder; S/N XL9AABAG4AZ363219; Black/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $200,000 – $250,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $200,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $220,000 – 4.2 liter/400hp Audi V8, 6-speed. – Loose top skirt hem behind the driver. Beautiful, imaginative details like the alloy wheels with propeller shaped spokes. 863 miles but showing its age. – Spykers are fantastically detailed and while they run well enough to have competed with some success in international endurance racing they are better seen as a work of rolling sculpture which this example with its odometer still in three digits must have been for its prior owners to have accumulated so few miles. Given Spyker’s continuing financial adventures the Audi-based parts are readily available, although as garage art they probably won’t be required. It is a beautiful thing, no matter.
1983 Ferrari 512 BBi Berlinetta
Lot # 539 1983 Ferrari 512 BBi Berlinetta; S/N ZFFJA09B000043937; Red, Black rockers/Black leather; Estimate $375,000 – $450,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $290,000 – Air conditioning, TRX tires, Blaupunkt cassette stereo. – Excellent original paint, slightly stretched barely broken in original upholstery. 10,320 miles from new, with an obsessive owner brushing off dust motes and water drops. Nearly like new and very nice. – While this is a reasonable offer for most BBis, the meticulously maintained condition and originality of this one deserves more. The consignor seemed to regard the possibility of taking it back home with him to be an entirely acceptable conclusion, and he got his wish.
1966 Porsche Replica 906 VRC
Lot # 540 1966 Porsche Replica 906 VRC; S/N VRC906001; Engine # 6133602; White, Red nose panel/Red cloth; Estimate $250,000 – $300,000; Rebodied or re-created, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $200,000 – Built by Vintage Racing Cars in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2.7 liter Porsche 911 engine, two 3-barrel Weber carbs, 5-speed Porsche Typ 915 transaxle, fire system, chrome wheels. – Lightly used and orderly. Hour meter shows 51 hours and the car looks like it’s covered even less. Completed two years ago and has raced in vintage events in Florida. – This isn’t a Porsche 906, although it looks the part and probably drives the part, too. A 906 in vintage race ready condition would have another zero on its price, but the application of this VRC 906 is all about finding an accepting sanctioning body that will let it be used.
2005 Ford GT Coupe
Lot # 541 2005 Ford GT Coupe; S/N 1FAFP90S35Y401956; Black/Black leather; Estimate $300,000 – $325,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $290,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $319,000 – BBS wheels, McIntosh stereo, grey calipers. – 2,500 miles and like new. One of 237 Black 2005 GTs, one of 58 ordered without stripes. – It’s amusing to see a car like this touted for what it doesn’t have, stripes, and that it is one of 11 of them built with grey calipers. This is a healthy price, too, meaning that someone believed the value proposition of what it doesn’t have.
1970 Porsche 911T Coupe
Lot # 546 1970 Porsche 911T Coupe; S/N 9110123962; Engine # 6109763; Irish Green/Black vinyl; Estimate $70,000 – $80,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $58,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $63,800 Fuchs wheels (original steel wheels included), Yokohama tires, CD stereo, Porsche CofA. – Repainted assembled with abundant overspray on original dirt and undercoat in the wheelwells and only partially painted door jambs and sills. Dirt in the paint here and there. Sound original upholstery, aged door panels. Dull, scratched window moldings. Clean and orderly unrestored engine compartment. Known history from new, with the original owner and his daughter until the late 90’s. Engine reportedly rebuilt in 2014 and represented as numbers matching. – It’s unfortunate that the repaint wasn’t done to higher standards because otherwise this is an impressively preserved and maintained highly original car. The bidders slammed its price with the result that it represents a very good value for the money.
2007 Ferrari F430 F1 Spider
Lot # 548 2007 Ferrari F430 F1 Spider; S/N ZFFEW59A770151183; Metallic Blue/Tan leather; Estimate $120,000 – $135,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $102,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $112,750 – 20 inch modular wheels, SF shields, Sony CD stereo, Red calipers, air conditioning, power windows, power top, power outside mirrors, Daytona-style seats, carbon fiber interior trim – Clean and barely used after an accident repair. Dusty chassis and engine compartment. The interior carbon fiber trim looks like it came out of a J.C. Whitney kit. – Even at this price the successful bidder put a great deal of trust in the quality of the accident repairs.
1966 Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback
Lot # 551 1966 Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback; S/N SFM6S364; Write, Blue stripes/Black vinyl; Estimate $170,000 – $190,000; Older restoration, 3 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $140,000 – 289/306hp, 4-speed, dashtop tach, fake woodrim steering wheel, 10 spoke alloy wheels, Radial T/A tires. – Restored a while ago, kept up on the outside but under the hood and under the car where it is aged, dirty and surface rusted. It’s not disreputable, it just needs to be used. Or re-restored. – Sold by RM here in 2011 for $147,400 and it has added nearly 2,000 miles to its odometer since then. The GT350 market is up since then, too, but not enough to offset the aging condition of this example. The consignor should spend a couple thousand dollars on detailing and cleanup in order to realize this GT350’s value potential.