Gooding and Company Scottsdale 2016 – Auction Report

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1995 Ferrari F50 Barchetta, Body by Pininfarina
Lot # 126 1995 Ferrari F50 Barchetta, Body by Pininfarina; S/N ZFFTA46B000099999; Red/Black leather, Red cloth; Estimate $2,500,000 – $2,900,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,181,818 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $2,400,000 – The 1995 Geneva Show car introducing the F50, previously possibly used by Ferrari in development, Ferrari Classiche certified and the last 5-digit Ferrari built – Extensively shown by Ferrari after Geneva including the 1995 Tokyo Motor Show. First owned by Jacques Swaters’s Garage Francorchamps. U.S. federalized for David Walters in 2007. Worn and lightly soiled driver’s seat. Good original paint. Dusty engine. Tony Shooshani collection. – The history of the F50’s market in one car: sold by RM in Arizona in 2011 for $742,500, then by RM in Monterey in 2013 for $1,677,500 and a post-block sale here at $2.4 million all-in. One wonders when the wave might develop a curl but until then this is an appropriate F50 price.
1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso Coupe, Body by Scaglietti
Lot # 127 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso Coupe, Body by Scaglietti; S/N 5537GT; Dark Metallic Blue/Tan leather; Estimate $2,200,000 – $2,500,000; Recent restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $1,850,000 – Chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Marchal head and fog lights. – Very good paint, chrome, interior and glass. Restored to nearly showroom condition with a few details like painting over old, chipped paint on the firewall and footwell overlooked. Tony Shooshani collection. – Sold by RM in Monterey in 2013 for $1,386,000 and worth more today in a Ferrari market that seriously covets the beautiful and comfortable Lusso.
1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale Coupe, Body by Bertone
Lot # 129 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale Coupe, Body by Bertone; S/N AR613115; White, Red stripe and sills/Charcoal vinyl; Estimate $475,000 – $550,000; Recent restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $400,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $440,000 – Campagnolo alloy wheels, Hellebore woodrim steering wheel, Avon tires, Simpson belts. – Originally prepared by Autodelta but no race history known there. Sold to Herbert Schultze in Germany, then raced by Wolfgang Thiele driving for Ulrich Schleifer in Germany and later Peter Herke in U.S. vintage events. Very good paint, interior and bright trim. Orderly dual ignition engine with Spanish Webers. Freshly done to journeyman standards. – The combination of period history and a competent restoration bodes well for the value of this GTA and amply supports the price it brought. Prove some early Autodelta history, though, and its value could increase substantially.
1984 Renault R5 Turbo 2 Hatchback
Lot # 134 1984 Renault R5 Turbo 2 Hatchback; S/N VF1822000E0001270; Grenade Red/Red cloth; Estimate $90,000 – $110,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $60,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $66,000 – Alloy wheels, Dunlop SP Sport tires on the rear, Yokohamas up front, aftermarket Sparco bucket seats, Iso-Delta leather-wrapped steering wheel, AutoMeter boost gauge, power windows, air conditioning, tinted glass, aftermarket cassette stereo with speakers cut into the doors. – Rare US market car from new. Numerous small chips and scratches throughout the paint. Rushed respray on the front lip. Paint flaking off of the mirrors. Fairly worn carpets. Rear intake vents have have been hit by a kicked up stone or two. A little beat up but tidy underneath. The aftermarket speakers were somewhat crudely installed. Always a maintained driver rather than a collector piece, and that’s how it should probably stay. – After producing an initial batch of 400 homologation cars for the World Rally Championship, Renault introduced the R5 Turbo II, which did away with the alloy components of the first cars and made more use of stock Renault 5 parts. R5 Turbos are more valuable, with Mecum selling one in Monterey in 2014 for $143,000 and Bonhams selling another in Goodwood last year for $88,000. The less powerful Turbo II is a bargain in comparison and offers a lot of exclusivity for the money, along with the explosive performance that’s appropriate for a car painted in a color called Grenade Red.
1966 Ferrari 330 GT SII Coupe 2+2, Body by Pininfarina
Lot # 135 1966 Ferrari 330 GT SII Coupe 2+2, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 8325; Engine # 8325; Dark Blue/Light Grey leather; Estimate $375,000 – $425,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $265,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $291,500 – Chrome spoke Borranis, Pirelli Cinturato tires, Becker Europa II AM-FM, power windows. – Sound older repaint, chrome and replaced interior. Oily dusty engine compartment, unrestored grimy chassis and underbody. A used driver quality 330. – Sold at Barrett-Jackson in 2001 for $53,460 in condition not appreciably different from the way it was offered here. If anyone had told me a 330 GT 2+2 would bring over a quarter million dollars fifteen years ago I’d have called them crazy, and they may be. Today this is a rather modest price for one, appropriate to its erratic, superficial and aged condition.
1955 Bentley R-Type Continental 4.9L Fastback, Body by H.J. Mulliner
Lot # 137 1955 Bentley R-Type Continental 4.9L Fastback, Body by H.J. Mulliner; S/N BC67LD; Engine # BCD66; Black/Dark Red leather; Estimate $1,300,000 – $1,600,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $925,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,017,500 LHD. – 4887/178hp, column-shift automatic, wheel covers, Dunlop Road Speed tires, skirts, Lucas driving lights, single wing mirror, bucket seats, radio, wood dash and window trim. – Built to order with the automatic gearbox for a prominent Bentley customer who lived in Monaco, one of only about nine lefthand drive Continentals with automatic gearboxes. His name was J. Guinness, (Lord Moyne?) suggesting a stout connection. Lightly scratched up radiator shell. Big dings in the left front wheel cover. Paint is a bit tired overall and has light scratches around the hood and on the driver’s side door. Original upholstery is tired and discolored but still supple to the touch and complete. Crack in the steering wheel. Clean engine bay and undercarriage. Very good interior wood. Largely original and showing just 27,865 km. – The odometer reading is just 47 km more than this car showed eight months ago when RM sold it from the Andrews collection for $1,127,500. One of the most imposing automobiles ever built, a deft combination of svelte, sleek coachwork, lavish appointments and excellent performance that has rarely if ever been equaled. It is in no significant sense worth less than it was eight months ago, but multiple owner consignment sales’ results rarely duplicate the results from a properly promoted single owner collection and today’s transaction belongs in the ‘a good buy’ category.
1975 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB Coupe, Body by Scaglietti
Lot # 139 1975 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB Coupe, Body by Scaglietti; S/N 18419; Red, Black sills/Tan leather Black bars; Estimate $500,000 – $600,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $450,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $495,000 – Centerlock-alloy wheels, Michelin XWX tires, 8-track stereo, Borletti air conditioning, power windows. – Sound old repaint. Window frames repainted but runs over to the rubber window seals. Clean original undercoat in the wheelwells. Worn, stretched original upholstery, good newer carpets. – This 365 GT4 BB sold for $220,000 at RM’s Amelia Island auction in 2011 and the odometer has added only 269 more miles since then. It was expensive for its condition at the time but at a little over twice as much five years later it still represents a substantial Ferrari performance value despite the poorly detailed paint and aged upholstery. Seek thy good values where they can be found, which isn’t often among 12-cylinder Ferraris.