Auctions America Fort Lauderdale 2016 – Auction Report

Auctions America Fort Lauderdale 2016 – Auction Report Page Eight

1971 Plymouth `Cuda Hemi 2-Dr. Hardtop
Lot # 554 1971 Plymouth `Cuda Hemi 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N BS23R1B405092; Black/White vinyl; Estimate $275,000 – $325,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $300,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $330,000 – 426/425hp, 4-speed, Hurst pistol grip shifter, console, Rallye wheels, hubcaps, trim rings, F60-15 Polyglas GT tires, shaker hood. – Once had big white Hemi billboards on the back fenders, now thankfully removed. Restored years ago and kept up very well since so it’s still nearly in like new condition. – Sold back in 2000 at B-J Scottsdale wearing its obnoxious ‘Hemi’ billboards. It brought just $58,300 then, just before the Hemi boom hit. It sold at Mecum’s Indy sale in 2011 for $243,800 and is now on the way back up again, the Hemi market having deflated too far and now coming back. The new owner caught the wave at a good time.
1964 Porsche 356 SC Coupe
Lot # 559 1964 Porsche 356 SC Coupe; S/N 217063; Engine # P811237; Black/Dark Red leather; Estimate $80,000 – $90,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $90,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $99,000 – Blaupunkt multiband radio, chrome wheels, hubcaps, Dunlop tires, woodrim Porsche steering wheel, K&N air filters, Solex carbs, folding rear seats. – Sound older repaint with rust repairs visible on the left front fender and overlooked finish sanded area under the right quarter window. Good interior aged and used to an attractive patina. Generally good chrome except for weak B-pillar trim on both sides. Clean, orderly engine compartment in driver condition. – The 356 SC has the look of a well maintained car that has gotten what it needed, when it needed it, and never been neglected. It brought a price appropriate to its condition and specifications.
1986 Ferrari 328 GTS Spider
Lot # 563 1986 Ferrari 328 GTS Spider; S/N ZFFXA20A1G0062129; Red, Black leatherette roof panel/Beige leather; Estimate $60,000 – $75,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $59,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $64,900 – Air conditioning, power windows, Sanyo CD stereo. – Older repaint with some fisheyes and dust, freshly color sanded and still dusty. Driver’s seatback bolster worn through. Underbody and engine are clean and orderly but aged. A usable driver in need of some upholstery repair. – This is a reasonable example, bought for a reasonable price.
1972 Porsche 914/6 Targa
Lot # 565 1972 Porsche 914/6 Targa; S/N 9142430061; Orange, Black roof panel/Black vinyl; Estimate $70,000 – $80,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $64,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $70,400 – 5-speed, Fuchs wheels, Yokohama tires, dual outside mirrors, heater. – Really well and freshly done with better than new paint, chrome, interior, gauges, instruments and aluminum bright trim. – This is a modest, but not unreasonably so, result for a freshly restored 5-speed 914/6 that should bring its new owner much satisfaction in rarity and performance.
1969 Porsche 911E Coupe
Lot # 568 1969 Porsche 911E Coupe; S/N 119200845; Engine # 6298552; Orange/Black vinyl; Estimate $90,000 – $100,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $85,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $93,500 – Sportomatic, Fuchs wheels, Michelin MXW tires, Alpine cassette stereo, headrest seats. – Given a decent repaint but otherwise original. Dirty wheels and engine compartment. – Did it bring more, or less, because of the Sportomatic? At this result it’s pretty much impossible to say with any certainty but if there was any effect it was not significant.
1983 Ferrari 512 BBi Berlinetta
Lot # 569 1983 Ferrari 512 BBi Berlinetta; S/N ZFFJA09B000044231; Red, Black rockers/Tan leather; Estimate $300,000 – $310,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $250,000 – TRX tires, air conditioning, Pioneer cassette stereo, power windows. – Sound, shiny older repaint with some masking issues. Good, lightly surface creased original interior. Windshield replaced with no-name glass. Underbody and engine are clean and orderly. – Sold by RM at Amelia in 2012 for $112,750 and showing 248 more miles since then. Like the similar car that crossed the block earlier on the day the Ft. Lauderdale bidders just couldn’t get themselves worked up for Boxers although the reported high bid here is appropriate to the car and it could have been sold with little if any regret if there was money in the room.
1971 Porsche 911T Targa
Lot # 572 1971 Porsche 911T Targa; S/N 9111113005; Engine # 6117567; Silver Metallic, Black leatherette roof panel/Black vinyl; Estimate $75,000 – $90,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $80,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $88,000 – Blaupunkt cassette, 5-speed, air conditioning, polished Fuchs wheels, Michelin Pilot Sport tires. – Engine number matches the Porsche CofA. Represented as three owners from new. Good clearcoat repaint and replaced interior. Beyond that, though, it is a clean, well maintained original example. – This Porsche showed good care and attention, suggesting it will be a competent, rewarding car for its new owner. The price is fairly generous, but not unreasonable.
1979 Bianco SS Coupe
Lot # 577 1979 Bianco SS Coupe; S/N BS02830978; Gold/Black leather; Estimate $10,000 – $20,000; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $22,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $24,750 – Power windows, black center alloy wheels, Pirelli P400 tires, cassette stereo, fat rim wood steering wheel. – Sound paint, chrome and interior. Loose driver’s window channel seal. Orderly engine compartment. Built in Brazil on a VW floor pan and drivetrain. – Ever seen one? If the answer is ‘No’ you would have been in good company at Auctions America this weekend where no one else (aside possibly from the consignor) had, either. And there was another Brazilian special, a somewhat more common Puma, to keep interest high. The bidders obviously were intrigued and stepped up to pay a solid price but in the process got a certain conversation starter no matter where it goes.