Auctions America Fort Lauderdale 2016 – Auction Report

Auctions America Fort Lauderdale 2016 – Auction Report Page Nine

1979 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser Utility
Lot # 583 1979 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser Utility; S/N FJ40302987; Red, White roof/Grey leatherette; Estimate $32,000 – $38,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $25,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $27,500 – Aisin locking front hubs, center facing rear seats, barn rear doors, rear-mounted spare, radio removed, hardtop. – Utilitarian repaint applied to an assembled body, sound interior. Frame and chassis restored with a spray gun. A used FJ40 with some cosmetic attention. – Offered at Mecum in Kissimmee earlier this year where it was reported bid to $30,000. The consignor learned his (or her) lesson and took the money, even well under the estimate. Unlike most auction FJs this one isn’t so beautifully restored and can be taken immediately to the ranch or into the Glades and put to good use. It’s a workin’ FJ.
1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible
Lot # 707 1975 Jensen Interceptor III Convertible; S/N 23111623; Red/Tan leather; Tan leatherette top; Estimate $57,500 – $62,500; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $54,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $59,400 – 440 Chrysler V8, TorqueFlite automatic, Pioneer CD stereo, Moto-Lita woodrim steering wheel, P/W, 5-spoke alloy wheels with polished spokes and rims, P/S, P/B, A/C, electric fans. – Quick old repaint over old paint with some overspray. Sound chrome and upholstery. Tired, used and disorderly under the hood. Windshield washer plumbing missing. – Sold by Bonhams at Greenwich from the Evergreen Collection a year ago for $53,900 and in the same tired condition now that it was then with about 47 more miles on its odometer. The seller was fortunate to get this much for it.
1962 Buick Electra 225 2-Dr. Hardtop
Lot # 713 1962 Buick Electra 225 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 818009116; Black/Red leather; Estimate $32,000 – $35,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $21,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $23,100 – Automatic, power steering, power brakes, air conditioning, pushbutton radio, underdash FM converter, styled wheels, narrow whitewalls, bucket seats, console. – Flawed repaint over old paint. Good original interior. Dry original underbody. Dead rubber body seals. Decent chrome and polished stainless. A usable weekend driver. – Sold at Mecum Kissimmee two months ago for $21,450 meaning the seller here lost a little money after commission, entry fee and transportation. The buyer got a chance to tool around for the summer in style and, if the A/C is cold, comfort for a moderate but appropriate price.
1978 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser Utility
Lot # 714 1978 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser Utility; S/N FJ40278299; Cream, White roof/Black leatherette; Estimate $35,000 – $40,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $39,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $42,900 – 125hp 2F engine, Aisin looking front hubs, Grey steel wheels, hubcaps, center-facing rear seats, rear-mounted spare, barn rear doors. – Restored to nearly showroom condition with very good paint and interior. Engine, frame and chassis are nearly like new with new polyurethane spring bushings. – This FJ is a much, much better vehicle than lot # 583 sold yesterday for $27,500. The $15,000 more that it brought is more than worth the difference, although the new owner might be reluctant to subject it to mud bogs and sand dunes in this freshly restored condition.
1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster
Lot # 719 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster; S/N 9500074; Black/Tan leather; Beige cloth top; Estimate $100,000 – $130,000; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $94,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $103,950 – Hubcaps, trim rings, whitewalls, no radio. – Weber carbs. Good repaint, chrome, older interior and top soiled over the bows. One touched up chip on top of the left front fender. Engine and underbody are older and grimy from use. – This car was sold by Christie’s from Bill Lassiter’s collection in 1999 for $27,600 in much the same condition as it is in today but now having a replaced interior now attractively worn in. It is a sound and usable car bought for an appropriate price in the declining 190SL market.
1963 Alfa Romeo Giulietta ti Berlina
Lot # 721 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulietta ti Berlina; S/N AR225114; Light Blue/Dark Blue; Estimate $25,000 – $40,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $26,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $28,600 – 1290cc/70hp, 4-speed. – Very good paint, chrome and interior. Engine and chassis are a little aged but clean and orderly. Thoroughly done and well maintained. – One of several attractive Alfas in the Ft. Lauderdale auction and a body style only rarely seen in the U.S. It isn’t extravagantly presented but is well done everywhere giving some confidence in its preparation and maintenance. For a rare Alfa Berlina, as similarly aged and equipped Spiders bring close to six-figures, this is a great value.
1952 Jaguar XK 120 Roadste
Lot # 722 1952 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster; S/N 672383; Slate Blue/Blue, Grey leather; Charcoal cloth top; Estimate $90,000 – $110,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Post-block sale at $80,909 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $89,000 – Chrome wire wheels, Firestone radial tires, fender mirrors. – Very good paint, chrome, upholstery and top. Engine is good but showing age and use. Underbody and chassis are very dusty, like it lived at the end of a long dirt driveway. – A post-block sale at this negotiated all-in price, and a sound value.
1985 Aston Martin V-8 Volante
Lot # 723 1985 Aston Martin V-8 Volante; S/N SCFCV81C2FTL15378; Red/Black leather; Black leatherette top; Estimate $100,000 – $120,000; Cosmetic restoration, 3- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $90,909 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $100,000 – Automatic, Alpine CD stereo, BBS wheels, Avon tires, grille mounted driving lights, air conditioning, – Paint crazing badly on the nose and left front fender, microblisters on the hood. Driver’s door edge chipped. Good chrome, upholstery, top and interior wood. Engine is mostly original and dirty. – The car card claims 406hp for this Aston, which would be some kind of achievement for a smog-strangled ’85 American version. More likely it’s a little under 300hp on the dyno, still an accomplishment for 1985. The price it brought appropriately reflects the many cosmetic and preservation issues with which it is burdened.