1925 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix
Lot # 22 1925 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix; S/N 4487; Engine # 43; Blue/Black leather; Estimate $2,600,000 - $3,200,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $3,000,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $3,300,000 – RHD. Alloy wheels, single sidemount, single aeroscreen. – Original everything right down to the body undertrays, one of the original series of 'Lyon' Type 35s. Bought new by Wallace Bird, acquired from the Bird estate in 1962 by Henry Austin Clark, Jr. (for $1,750) and by the present owner from Clark. Restored in 2004 with all due sympathy to its originality and as good as it gets. Includes the original fuel tank, leather gearbox cover, road equipment and the original ARCA dash plate. – It helps to have a guide and in this case it was Scott Sargent who has maintained this Bugatti as well as the Williamsons' peerless collection. He could not have been more effusive in his praise for this Type 35's originality and completeness as well as the care it has received in the hands of its three owners. It is a marvelous piece of history, but it runs and drives, by all available evidence, superbly, lightly and with alacrity. This is a record price for a Type 35 and it deserves to be.

Gooding and Company Scottsdale 2017 – Auction Report

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2004 Ferrari 360 Modena Spider, Body by Pininfarina
Lot # 29 2004 Ferrari 360 Modena Spider, Body by Pininfarina; S/N ZFFYT53A540136806; Red/Beige leather; Estimate $130,000 – $150,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $140,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $154,000 – 6-speed, red calipers, CD changer, modular wheels, Bridgestone tires, SF shields. – Very clean, inside, outside and under. Driver’s seat has a little wear on the entry/exit side. Belt service ten months ago, but hardly even used. – The only Modena Spider in the Arizona auctions, a nearly pristine car bought for 430 Spider money.
1949 Maserati A6 1500 Coupe, Body by Pinin Farina
Lot # 30 1949 Maserati A6 1500 Coupe, Body by Pinin Farina; S/N 078; Engine # 078; Dark Blue/Burgundy leather, cloth; Estimate $600,000 – $700,000; Recent restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $460,000 – 1,488/65hp six, steel disc, alloy rim wheels, Michelin X tires, banjo spoke steering wheel, 5-speed gearbox (original 4-speed included.) – Very good paint and interior from a restoration completed in 2011. Some scuffed chrome. Underbody is largely like new and not overdone. Restored to be driven. – Attractive fastback coachwork but with an awkward rectangular grille that does nothing for the design, the restoration is competent but not exceptional and 65hp from the single carburetor engine doesn’t promise scintillating performance. The Gooding Scottsdale bidders showed appropriate restraint with this bid.
1973 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino Spider, Body by Pininfarina
Lot # 32 1973 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino Spider, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 05836; Rosso Rubino/Putty leather, Black bars; Estimate $325,000 – $425,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $270,000 – Blaupunkt cassette, Borletti air conditioning, headrest Daytona-style seats, Cromodora wheels, Michelin XWX tires, headlight covers, books and tools. – Very good repaint, decent chrome, tired and surface cracked original upholstery and interior trim. Original undercoat in wheel wells. A Dino that’s lived a good life. – Gooding’s pre-sale estimate appropriately reflects the originality but also the condition of this Dino. It might have gone to a new home at less than the estimate, but not this much less.
1936 Squire 1 1/2 Liter Tourer, Body by Ranalah
Lot # 34 1936 Squire 1 1/2 Liter Tourer, Body by Ranalah; S/N 1501; Engine # 1074; Burgundy/Burgundy leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $1,500,000 – $2,000,000; Concours restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $1,050,000 – RHD. 1,496/110hp Anzani 4-cylinder, supercharger, single SU carburetor, Wilson pre-selector 4-speed, folding windshield. – Excellent paint, chrome and interior. Concours restored without going over the top. Long wheelbase tourer chassis, bought new by Val Zethrin who later bought the remains of Squire Car Manufacturing and assembled two additional Squires from spares. Somewhat modified during its life and competition career. Meticulously restored by the seller to its original condition. – Did you ever doodle exotic cars in the margins of your high school notebooks? Adrian Squire did and seven years later in 1931 set out to build it with backing from Gage Spicer. The car was introduced in 1934 with a dual overhead camshaft 1,496cc Anzani-built engine and supercharger, driving through an ENV Wilson pre-selector 4-speed gearbox and 15 1/2 inch magnesium drum hydraulic brakes. Squire commanded a top price of GBP 1,220 and anticipated McLaren by sending factory mechanics to service the cars. The coachwork is as beautiful as any SS Jaguar, but it missed its mark in Scottsdale and the seller wisely kept it at this modest bid.
1975 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 Coupe
Lot # 35 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 Coupe; S/N 9115400268; Engine # 6551305; Silver, Black Carrera/Black leather; Estimate $120,000 – $150,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $100,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $110,000 – 2,687/165hp, 5-speed, black center Fuchs wheels, Pirelli tires, sliding sunroof, whale tail. – Good clearcoat repaint and original interior showing little wear. Sunroof seal is worn and squashed out at one corner. Underbody is original and road dirty. Clean, orderly engine compartment. A babied car, but used. – Porsche capitalized on the Carrera mystique in the 70’s by calling all their cars ‘Carrera’ even with only 165hp as in this case. It is sold at this price on the strength of the ‘Carrera’ flank graphics and would not have been a good buy at 2/3 this result.
1964 Maserati Mistral 3.5 Spider, Body by Frua
Lot # 36 1964 Maserati Mistral 3.5 Spider, Body by Frua; S/N AM109S033; Engine # AM109S033; Red, Red hardtop/Ochre leather; Estimate $600,000 – $700,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $470,000 – Carburetors, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, two tops, air conditioning, custom seats. – First owned by Hubertus Liebrecht, heir to the Boehringer Ingelheim drug company and originally Blue Sera. Erratically finished repaint with abundant flaws in preparation. Good interior and chrome. Clean underbody. Dented front edge of the passenger’s door. Not recently run and will need re-commissioning. – The Mistral Spider is one of Frua’s best, and the hardtop complements its design, but the long-stored and needing re-commissioning condition of this example left the bidders wondering about costs and appropriately suppressed their interest. The result is an object lesson: make it work, don’t ask bidders to speculate on what it will need.
1980 Ferrari 308 GTB Coupe, Body by Pininfarina
Lot # 39 1980 Ferrari 308 GTB Coupe, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 31319; Verde Medio metallic/Cream leather; Estimate $200,000 – $240,000; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $135,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $148,500 – Removable faceplate stereo, air conditioning, power windows, dry sump, 16 inch Pirelli P7 tires. – Very good repaint. Good upholstery with unusual longitudinal black strips. Underbody has old undercoat. An attractive driver quality cosmetic redo in a striking color. – Aside from the odd stripe pattern in the upholstery this is a sweet 308 in remarkably original and well maintained condition which earned it a little premium.
1950 Healey Silverstone E-Type Roadster
Lot # 40 1950 Healey Silverstone E-Type Roadster; S/N E69; Red/Tan leather; Estimate $250,000 – $300,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $170,000 – RHD. Silver steel wheels, body color hubcaps, Dunlop Road Speed tires, cycle fenders. – E-type is a wider body with more room for fleshy Americans. Described as restored in 2002 with guidance from Donald Healey but appears to be freshly repainted with very good paint and chrome. Upholstery is lightly worn and creased appropriate to the 2002 restoration. Chassis shows some age and use but is still very good. Claimed to be the original chassis, body, gearbox and rear axle, with the Riley engine pointedly not mentioned. – Sold by RM here in Arizona in 2011 for $192,500. The result here at this hammer bid would have been close ($187,000) but that wasn’t enough for the seller.