Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2014 – Auction Report

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2014 – Auction Report Page Twelve

1947 Ford Super Deluxe Sportsman Convertible
Lot # 5067 1947 Ford Super Deluxe Sportsman Convertible; S/N A1684761; Pheasant Red, /Burgundy; Restricted Access, not viewed closely, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $135,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $148,500. No Reserve– Body color wheels, hubcaps, trim rings, wide whitewalls. – Looks good from ten feet, but hard to tell without being able to get close, especially to look at the wood. – No opinion of value is possible from ten feet.
1953 Oldsmobile 98 Fiesta Convertible
Lot # 5068 1953 Oldsmobile 98 Fiesta Convertible; S/N R476456; White, , Blue/White, Blue; White vinyl top; Restricted Access, not viewed closely, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $190,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $209,000. No Reserve– Flipper wheel covers, wide whitewalls, continental kit. – Very good paint and chrome. Underbody is clean but original. – Sold by Gooding at Pebble Beach in 2008 for $165,000 and hard to see how it’s worth this much more six years later.
1955 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport GSL Coupe
Lot # 5069 1955 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport GSL Coupe; S/N 111017; Red, /Beige; Restricted Access, not viewed closely, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $450,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $495,000. With Reserve– RHD. Chrome wire wheels, blackwall tires, fog lights. – Decent old cosmetic restoration. Used and enjoyed but also well cared for. Cosmetically redone years ago and recently detailed but impossible to rate without closer access. – Handsome but ponderous envelope coachwork.
1962 Bentley S2 Continental Drophead Coupe, Body by Mulliner Park Ward
Lot # 5071 1962 Bentley S2 Continental Drophead Coupe, Body by Mulliner Park Ward; S/N BC118LCZ; Dark Metallic Blue, /Black leather; Black leatherette top; Restricted Access, not viewed closely, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $100,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $110,000. No Reserve– Lucas fog lights. – Quality paint but in a gaudy color. – It’s specious to try to evaluate cars like this when they’re hiding behind chains.
1991 Ferrari F40
Lot # 5072 1991 Ferrari F40; S/N ZFFMN34A2M0087589; Black, /Black; Modified restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $675,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $742,500. With Reserve– Tubi exhaust, upgraded turbos, aluminum flywheel, Kevlar clutch, HRE wheels, Penske shocks, LED lights. – This is the famed Gas Monkey Garage F40, modified and rebuilt from a trailer full of parts. Extensively documented and vehemently maintained by Richard Rawlings and Dennis Collins to be better and more precisely jigged and squared than factory specs. – Balanced on the knife blade of credibility, this price reflects both the checkered history of this F40, its menacing black appearance and its TV-exposed notoriety. Ownership represents something of a risk (although at least this isn’t the usual ‘get it done in 7 days’ Gas Monkey stunt) but since F40s rarely get driven the celebrity nicely balances the risks at this price.
2013 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider
Lot # 5073 2013 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider; S/N ZFF68NHA3D0190784; Black, /Cream leather; Unrestored original, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $295,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $324,500. No Reserve– Yellow calipers, SF shields, carbon ceramic brakes. – Driver’s seat lightly scuffed and wheel well lips sand and stone chipped. Electronic odometer couldn’t be read, but on the visual evidence this Ferrari has had more than minimal use and the description makes no reference to service history or CarFax. – Buying a late model high performance car like this at auction is fraught with risks. At this price, though, the buyer was apparently satisfied with whatever information was available. Similar cars are available in FML for comparable money from recognized dealers with reputations to nurture.
1986 Ferrari Testarossa Convertible, Body by Straman
Lot # 5074 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Convertible, Body by Straman; S/N ZFFSA17A7G0065417; Black, /Black leather; Original, with non-original appearance items, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $67,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $73,700. No Reserve– A/C, 5-spoke alloy wheels, Michelin X radials. – Road & Track cover car, used in a Pepsi ad with Michael Jackson, 17,509 miles. Some paint flaws and worn surface cracked upholstery. A sound used car that is represented to have been Auto Gallery LA serviced a year ago. – Offered at Auctions America’s Burbank auction in early August with a reported high bid of $68,000. Does a cover shot on R&T or a cameo with Michael Jackson somehow make this cut Testarossa worth $10-20K more than its berlinetta sibling? The seller apparently thinks so, and the bidders here nearly matched the declined bid in Burbank. It’s definitely different among Testarossas, but expensive.
1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster
Lot # 5075 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster; S/N 121042109502178; Black, Dark Red; Black cloth top; Cosmetic restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $180,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $198,000. No Reserve– Hubcaps, trim rings, whitewalls. – Fresh paint and chrome. Orderly, clean and correct engine compartment. Underbody has been superficially cleaned up and repainted. An attractive cosmetic restoration. – Sold for $59,950 at Wordwide’s Auburn auction in 2010, this 190SL is not sufficiently better today to warrant the $120K increment in price even in today’s frantic 190SL market.
1936 Lincoln K Town Car, Body by Brunn
Lot # 5079 1936 Lincoln K Town Car, Body by Brunn; S/N K6702; Burgundy, , Black padded roof/Black leather, Tan cloth; Restricted Access, not viewed closely, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $80,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $88,000. No Reserve– – Oily chassis covered in road grime. Decent older paint and chrome, – Sold by RM at the Biltmore in 2009 for $61,600, then by Auctions America last September for $52,250, this formal bodied Lincoln hasn’t gotten sufficiently better in the last four months to warrant this price.
1998 Ferrari F300 Formula 1
Lot # 5080 1998 Ferrari F300 Formula 1; S/N 183; Red, /Black; Restricted Access, not viewed closely, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $1,700,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,870,000– Test car driven by Michael Schumacher and Eddie Irvine; no actual race results. – Restored by Ferrari and like new. – Sold by RM in London in October 2012 for $646,000, offered at the Motostalgia auction in Austin during USGP weekend in November with a reported high bid of $900,000 and sold here for an eye-watering, amazing price that displays a nearly complete ignorance of recent Ferrari F1 values among the Barrett-Jackson bidders. Auction lightning struck here with a price sufficient to buy two F300 T-cars with enough left over for a couple years of Corse Clienti coddling.
1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
Lot # 5081 1955 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible; S/N 556279412; White, /White, Red; White vinyl top; Restricted Access, not viewed closely, 1 condition; Hammered Sold at $115,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $126,500. No Reserve– Polished Sabre wheels, wide whitewalls. – Excellent paint and chrome. Even gaps and flush fits. – From ten feet this is a beautiful car. How it looks up close is another and as yet unanswered question.
1918 Packard Twin 6 Phaeton
Lot # 5084 1918 Packard Twin 6 Phaeton; S/N 154680; Engine # ;, , /; Older restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $125,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $137,500. No Reserve– Jump seats, dual rear spares, Westinghouse ride stabilizers. – An older restoration with age and use but still presentable and usable. Good cosmetics, edges chipped, good interior with little wear or use. A high quality Packard, ex-Harrah’s and ex-Bill Ruger senior. – A ride in a Twin Six is a life-changing experience. They’re big, powerful and imposing; you feel like the King of the World, and if you’d owned one in the Teens you were because they were fabulously expensive. They’ve never been economical, this car selling at the 1985 Harrah’s auction for $32,500, at Christie’s Pebble Beach in 2002 for $70,500 and at Gooding Pebble Beach in 2004 for $88,000. Even at this price this is a monumental motor car worth every dollar of the price paid. Not to embellish, but this much money can be spent in oh, so many more foolish ways on cars of less quality, performance and integrity. An astute acquisition that will reward its new owner with marvelous experiences.

[Source: Rick Carey]

Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Show Comments (7)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    1. Keith,
      I beg to differ, although I agree the subject is open to debate.
      We all know the Continental Mark II as a Lincoln Continental.
      The Standard Catalog describes it as a Lincoln-Continental, and there is widespread confusion about Zephyrs, too, as Ford struggled to develop an identity for its models.
      I have to be searchable, so please forgive the simplistic representation of the Mark IIs as Lincoln (marque) Continental (model). It will pay off some day when you ask me to search the database for results. I’ll actually be able to find them.

      Rick

  1. I just love the use of the word “scrofulous,” and I still have 15 more screens to go! Good bye productivity on Thursday!

  2. Olds interior velour described with superb accuracy as “bawdy house,” a term I haven’t seen since looking at an old dust jacket of a Ledbelly album decades ago. Bravissimo!

    1. It’s a substitute for ‘bordello’, which I might use in a subsequent description. Gawd, they were awful.

      Rick

  3. Great and comprehensive report Rick. Enjoyed the latter half of the selection illustrating the Talbot, Delahaye, etc. Certainly cars of distinction, and not the mass produced Camaros, Chargers, 57 Chevys etc, which for all intents and purposes, although iconic and emulate the cultural period in which they were built, can be boring in the sheer numbers of their production.

  4. Always a real pleasure to read. Would trade any car magazine for this, extremely interesting for any car enthusiast.