Bonhams Quail Lodge 2015 – Auction Report

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1987 Ferrari 328 GTS Spider, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti;
Lot # 21 1987 Ferrari 328 GTS Spider, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFXA20A8H0067927; Engine # 01012; Red/Beige leather; Estimate $75,000 – $100,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $75,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $82,500. No Reserve. A/C, Blaupunkt cassette stereo, Pirelli tires, tool roll, jack, spare keys, owner’s manual, service records. – Very clean and essentially like new. Underbody appears to have been resprayed with undercoat. Driver’s seat is barely worn. Major service a year ago, then a belt service this year. 25,729 miles from new – Generously priced even as a well maintained, low miles, fully original example, but still an attractive car and no more expensive than it deserves to be.
1982 Jaguar XJR-5 IMSA GTP
Lot # 23 1982 Jaguar XJR-5 IMSA GTP; S/N 001; White, Green/Black; Estimate $450,000 – $550,000; Competition restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $360,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $396,000. With Reserve. – The first XJR-5 built by Group 44, finished 3rd at Elkhart Lake driven by Bob Tullius and Bill Adam in its first race. Restored to as-built condition by Jim Busby and Rick Knoop with Ed Pink built 625hp engine. Good cosmetics, mechanically clean and fresh. – Offered by Mecum here in Monterey in 2013 where it was reported bid to $475,000. It is in essentially the same condition now as it was then, but with its seller more reasonable after two further years’ ownership. It is a lot of car for the money but after sitting will require extensive and careful attention before unleashing its 625hp.
1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic Coupe, Body by Ghia
Lot # 28 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic Coupe, Body by Ghia; S/N 106000049; Engine # 104000000085; Blue-Green Metallic/Beige leather; Estimate $1,800,000 – $2,400,000; Concours restoration, 1 condition; Hammered Sold at $1,650,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,815,000. With Reserve. Chrome full wheel covers on Borrani wire wheels. – One of twenty Supersonics built by Ghia to a design by Giovanni Savonuzzi of which fifteen were Fiat 8Vs (one of the three XK 120 Jaguar-based Supersonics was at RM’s Monterey auction, a profusion of Supersonics.) Sold first to Chrysler president K.T. Keller, then to Lou Fageol. Excellent paint, chrome, interior and glass. A show quality restoration with its original engine to better than new condition. – A breathtaking piece of futuristic, elaborate, streamlined Italian coachwork by one of the masters of that particular art, Giovanni Savonuzzi. Although only 20 were similarly bodied their visual impact has ensured their survival and they are not, as the presence of two Supersonics in the Monterey auctions shows, all that unusual. They are, however, marvelous and this is a representative price for an 8V.
1973 Porsche 911S 2.4 Targa
Lot # 30 1973 Porsche 911S 2.4 Targa; S/N 9113310054; Engine # 6330143; Ivory White/Tan vinyl with houndstooth cloth inserts; Estimate $220,000 – $260,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $160,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $176,000. No Reserve. Bosch fuel injection, 5-speed, Fuchs wheels, BF Goodrich tires, Hella driving lights, sports seats with headrests, VDO dash clock, Blaupunkt pushbutton stereo, glass rear window. – Very clean detailed engine bay, represented as matching numbers engine. Very good paint. Slightly dull exterior plastic. Excellent interior. Restored in the early 2000s and still quite good. A very strong 911S from the final year of the long hood, small bumper 911 that ticks all the right boxes. – In today’s hot market for early long hood 911s this top-spec 2.4 S glass window Targa could have brought more than the successful high bid without being expensive, but not as much as Bonhams’ low estimate. It’s a very desirable, fast car, relatively rare and the roof comes off. It’s hard to beat that combination in an early 911, especially at this price.
1985 Ferrari 288 GTO Coupe
Lot # 32 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO Coupe; S/N ZFFPA16B000054243; Engine # F114B00100; Red/Black leather, Red cloth; Estimate $2,500,000 – $3,000,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $2,150,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $2,365,000. With Reserve. 5-spoke modular wheels, BFG g-Force tires, air conditioning, Ferrari Classiche certified – Interior shows a little age consistent with the 7,504 miles on the odometer. Paint is flawless. Belt serviced two years ago. A Grey Market car, it comes with a 1989 USDOT safety compliance letter. – Exhilarating performance from the first of Ferrari’s signature supercars makes the 288 GTO highly sought. It’s probably unlikely that its performance will be exploited, but it’s nice to know it’s there, particularly at this price which is representative of 288 GTO values these days.
1973 Maserati Bora 4.9 Coupe, Body by Giorgetto Giugiaro
Lot # 35 1973 Maserati Bora 4.9 Coupe, Body by Giorgetto Giugiaro; S/N AM11749594; Engine # AM1071149594; Black, Brushed stainless steel roof/Tan leather; Estimate $130,000 – $170,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $160,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $176,000. No Reserve. 4930/330hp, four Weber carbs, 5-speed, Campagnolo wheels, Michelin XWX tires, power windows, leather-wrapped steering wheel, Blaupunkt pushbutton radio, air conditioning. – One of 279 Boras with the 4.9 engine and an unusual U.S. delivery model. Maserati Classiche certified. Sound older paint, but it shows light scratches and is a bit faded. Exterior plastic is dull. Wheels are lightly dinged up. Uneven fit on the engine cover. Very good, lightly worn original interior. A sound driver quality example that’s largely original but has gotten attention when needed. Showing 65,696 miles and reportedly has just 6,000 miles since an engine rebuild. – This is one of the better Boras seen at auction recently and the bidders here at Bonhams recognized not only its quality but also the innate attraction of a 330hp mid-engined Italian exotic even at this mid-estimate price. Is this the start of an upward movement in Bora prices in response to ever-increasing Ferrari BB values? Only time will tell.
2003 BMW Z8 Roadste
Lot # 39 2003 BMW Z8 Roadster; S/N WBAEJ13483AH62031; Titan Silber Metallic/Black leather; Estimate $220,000 – $240,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $190,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $209,000. With Reserve. Bridgestone tires, hard top, power windows. – Barely used with 13,000 miles, although it looks like fewer with like new paint, interior and engine bay. – The BMW Z8 didn’t make much of an impression when it was new, at least in the sales column, but that has changed as the appeal of its Henrik Fisker body design, attractive interior details and 394hp performance have come to be appreciated by a later cadre of owners. Prices have now gone well above the original $130K list price even though 5,708 were built and many of them put away as ‘instant collectibles’ like this. On that basis, they really were ‘collectibles’ even if ‘instant’ translated to a decade.