Bonhams Quail Lodge 2015 – Auction Report

Bonhams Quail Lodge 2015 – Auction Report Page Five

1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Coupe, Body by Scaglietti
Lot # 90 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Coupe, Body by Scaglietti; S/N 14335; Engine # B1086; Rosso Chiaro/Black leather; Estimate $600,000 – $800,000; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $680,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $748,000. With Reserve. Chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Michelin blackwall tires, Blaupunkt Daytona cassette stereo, A/C, Autotronic ignition modules. – Good paint, chrome and interior following a 1996 cosmetic restoration. Very good door fit. Clean underhood showing limited use. A sound, presentable driver quality Daytona that after nearly two decades since restoration shows the quality of its workmanship and materials. – Not the best Daytona available, but better than the pre-sale estimate gave it credit for, the Quail Lodge bidders recognized its value and even at this mid-estimate result bought it right. The new owner should be highly satisfied not only with the Daytona but also with the price paid for it.
1973 Alfa Romeo GT 1600 Junior Zagato Coupe, Body by Zagato
Lot # 92 1973 Alfa Romeo GT 1600 Junior Zagato Coupe, Body by Zagato; S/N AR3060332; Engine # AR0053652114; Red/Black vinyl; Estimate $55,000 – $85,000; Unrestored original, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $68,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $74,800. No Reserve. 1570/125hp, 5-speed, Campagnolo wheels, Falken tires, woodrim Hellebore steering wheel. – One of 402 of these Zagato-bodied cars built with unusual love-it-or-hate-it styling. Cluster of paint chips on the left front fender and a small ding on the nose as well as several chips and a small crack on the hood. Fairly dull older paint otherwise. Tired chrome. Very good original interior. Tidy engine bay and underbody. Recently serviced, it shows 56,452 km which are stated to be all it has covered. It’s commendably preserved and sure to get lots of attention at any gathering of Italian automobiles. – Jr Zs carry all manner of styling idiosyncrasies, from the vented headlight lenses to the odd wiper arm kink in the hood lid, which caps their appeal. For a long time these cars were a great way to get a coachbuilt Italian GT affordably. If this price bears out in the coming months, those days are gone. This was strong money.
1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk I Drophead Coupe, Body by Mulliner
Lot # 93 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk I Drophead Coupe, Body by Mulliner; S/N LML736; Engine # VB6J172; British Racing Green/Tan leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $450,000 – $500,000; Cosmetic restoration, 3 condition; Not sold at Hammer bid of $370,000. With Reserve. An original lefthand drive car. Black centerlock wire wheels, Avon tires, Lucas driving lights, black cloth boot cover, wood dash, radio. – Recently repainted, with several touch ups on the hood, a scuff right below the left side of the windshield, several chips and scrapes on the nose, some of which have been touched up and orange peel on the right side of the nose. Lumpy, wavy bodywork overall with uneven gaps. Several cracks on the tail. Very good, barely worn interior. Tidy engine bay and underbody. Fitted with a later Vantage-spec 3.0-liter engine. Clean car overall and a very rare drophead, but its lumpy bodywork is not something that can easily be overlooked. – A highly desirable, rare early Aston Martin, but despite honest attempts to keep it up it is in only barely presentable condition. The bidders were unsatisfied with that and the reported bid is a realistic offer for an Aston with so many issues, even if they are cosmetic. The failure to come to an accommodation on price is reasonable and the seller would have been prudent to leave the paint alone and let the car’s age speak for itself instead of trying to put lipstick on it.
1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupe, Body by Bertone
Lot # 96 1967 Lamborghini Miura P400 Coupe, Body by Bertone; S/N 3057; Engine # 1190; Orange, Silver sills/Black vinyl; Estimate $850,000 – $1,000,000; Unrestored original, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $945,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,039,500. With Reserve. Power windows, SV spec dry sump. – Sound original paint other than a repainted rear body and upholstery with a pulled seam on the passenger’s seat. Plenty of use is evident everywhere. Chipped door and nose edges. Dried out windshield rubber. An honest Miura with 33,397 miles and only two owners since new, the most recent since 1978. – These days Miuras are usually fantastically restored objects of veneration. Not so this one. Instead it’s been driven regularly, maintained as needed and never been restored, nor needed it. An unusual opportunity to buy a Miura that can be driven for some time as it is before giving it to Gary Bobileff to be turned into Pebble Beach jewelry. The bidders here at Bonhams seemed to realize it represented something unusual and paid a very full price for it, but a price that will be earned down with touring miles. It is a reasonable compromise.
1979 Ferrari 308 GTB Coupe, Body by Pininfarina
Lot # 103 1979 Ferrari 308 GTB Coupe, Body by Pininfarina; S/N F106AB30461; Engine # F106AE01816; Red/Black; Estimate $90,000 – $110,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $115,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $126,500. With Reserve. Alpine CD stereo, A/C, Michelin XWX tires, P/W, tools, jack, manuals. – Excellent paint and interior. Underbody is older but clean and tidy. An impressive unrestored 308 with 23,169 miles from new and a fresh cam belt service three months ago. – OK, I admit it. I thought this 308 was repainted when I first looked at it. The paint was that good. With low miles, impressive originality and preserved in nearly showroom condition, this is a standout 308 GTB, and it brought a standout price appropriate to its condition and preservation.
1980 BMW M1 Coupe
Lot # 104 1980 BMW M1 Coupe; S/N WBS59910004301160; Henna Red/Black vinyl, Grey cloth inserts; Estimate $450,000 – $550,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $545,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $599,500. With Reserve. Campagnolo wheels, Pirelli Cinturato tires, power windows, tinted glass, Blaupunkt cassette stereo, locking filler cap, full original tool roll and compact spare – Very good paint other than a sizable crack on the right front fender and a small scratch on the tail. Good exterior plastic. Very good interior, but there is light wear and general age showing on the seats and some light wear on the window trim. Other than a few small signs of its age, it’s a remarkably preserved and babied car with just 18,075 km on it. – M1s have been steadily moving up in price since 2009, most recently resulting in a $605,000 sale price in March 2015 for a near-perfect car. The condition is farther from that benchmark car than the price is, so it would seem these are still upwardly mobile and there is a meaningful originality premium baked into this M1’s result. Other M1 offerings in Monterey this year, however, don’t necessarily corroborate that claim.
1973 Porsche 911S 2.4 Coupe
Lot # 107 1973 Porsche 911S 2.4 Coupe; S/N 9113300038; Engine # 6330073; Gemini Blue/Black vinyl with houndstooth cloth inserts; Estimate $240,000 – $280,000; Cosmetic restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $215,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $236,500. No Reserve. 2341/190hp, 5-speed, chromed Fuchs wheels, Falken tires, power sunroof, sport seats, VDO dash clock, Porsche CofA – Excellent paint. Window trim is a bit scratched up. Filler cap is loose fitting and wiggles freely. Rear bumper fit is a bit off and plastic is cracked on the right side. Very clean engine bay and represented as matching numbers engine and transmission. Excellent interior. An overall gorgeously presented car that’s gotten restoration work over the years and has never been a show car. As an S-spec 911, it’s more at home carving up roads on a vintage driving event than the show field, anyway. – Offered by RM here in Monterey in 2013 with a reported high bid of $110,000, then reported sold at Mecum’s megasale in Kissimmee in 2014 for $216,000. After a meteoric rise, 911S prices have started to level out a bit. The sunroof and 5-speed enhance this one’s desirability and demand, but this amount is still essentially what was paid for it eighteen months ago in Kissimmee. It is dangerous to forecast based on one result, but ….

[Source: Rick Carey]