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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1976 Porsche 911S Coupe
Lot # 122 1976 Porsche 911S Coupe; S/N 9116200180; Engine # 6460090; Platinum Metallic/Tan vinyl with tweed inserts; Estimate $120,000 – $140,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $85,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $93,500 – Signature Edition package, Pirelli tires, sunroof, Blaupunkt cassette stereo, air conditioning. – One of 200 ‘Signature Edition’ 911s built in 1976 with special paint, wheels, trim and interior color. Fully disassembled at some point. Excellent repaint and interior. Spotless wheels. Fresh engine bay. A ’76 911 isn’t really anything special, but this car’s condition plus the Special Edition package are the reasons why this car is here at this sale. – A solid addition to a big 911 collection, this car brought a huge price and the majority of it goes to the Special Edition package.
1957 Dual-Ghia Hemi Convertible
Lot # 123 1957 Dual-Ghia Hemi Convertible; S/N DG154; Engine # D5003441; Blue/Brown leather; Dark Blue cloth top; Estimate $450,000 – $525,000; Older restoration, 1- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $420,000 – 315/260hp Dodge D500 engine, automatic, chrome wire wheels, Silvertown whitewalls, Powerflite automatic, floor shift, Town & Country radio, engine turned dash. – Passenger’s door doesn’t quite fit flush. Top is absolutely perfect. Plastic rear window is so clean and straight that it almost looks like glass. Excellent paint and chrome. Excellent interior with barely any butt time on the seats. Very light road wear underneath. Definitely a showable, gorgeous Dual Ghia that’s had some light enjoyment. – Sold by Gooding & Company at Pebble Beach in 2013 for $495,000 ($450,000 hammer) in essentially the same condition as it is today, the consignor could be understood for thinking it might be worth more, but it isn’t and this was a realistic offer for it.
1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast Coupe, Body by Pininfarina
Lot # 126 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast Coupe, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 5989; Engine # 5989; Ice Blue/Dark Red leather; Estimate $2,800,000 – $3,200,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,650,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $2,915,000 – Overdrive, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Becker Mexico cassette stereo, fitted luggage, engine internal number 14/SA. – One of 28 lefthand drive 500 Superfasts built. Very good paint, chrome and inviting interior. Underbody and engine compartment are like new. Sharp, crisp gauges. Ferrari Classiche certified. – This is one of Ferrari’s and Pininfarina’s masterpieces. With 400hp and one of the most seductive bodies to leave Pininfarina’s drawing boards, it is fast, luxurious, comfortable and distinctive. Six years ago it sold at RM’s Arizona auction for $935,000 and now has just 89 more miles showing on its odometer. The result here is proof that the cream really does rise to the top, no matter what the name of the cow is.
1967 Jaguar XKE SI 4.2 Roadster
Lot # 128 1967 Jaguar XKE SI 4.2 Roadster; S/N 1E13578; Engine # 7E10410-9; Black/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $250,000 – $300,000; Unrestored original, 3- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $230,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $253,000 – Chrome wire wheels, narrow whitewalls, AM-FM, grille guard. – Paint is old, chipped and buffed through. Top is worn through over the bows. Interior is sound. Chrome is thin. Known history from new with 3,988 miles all it has accumulated. Not dirty, nor neglected, this is a pristine, nearly completely original ’67 E-type. – Prior experience suggests this beautifully preserved E-type would have brought more if it had been covered in straw and bird droppings. The bidders weren’t fooled, however, and accorded it a superior price consistent with its preservation and presentation. It’s a paradigm for E-type restorers and deserves continued preservation, but also a few miles to enjoy it which won’t detract from its appeal or value. This is a huge price for a Series I 4.2 E-type, but it deserves it.
1954 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Coupe, Body by Touring
Lot # 130 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Coupe, Body by Touring; S/N AR1900C01801; Engine # AR130800844; Silk Green/Grey, Beige leather; Estimate $400,000 – $500,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $325,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $357,500 – 1,975/115hp, dual Solexes, column shift 5-speed, Carello headlights, centerlock chrome wire wheels, Michelin X tires, Nardi woodrim steering wheel. – Restored in the late 1970s, but looks much newer than that. Really good paint other a small chip in the right A-pillar and big blisters on the left rear fender. Trunk lid doesn’t quite fit flush. Excellent interior other than some light wear in the driver’s seat. Clean restored underneath. Mostly gorgeous with a handful of issues. – This is a superior price for a 1900C SS, but it bought a superior example of the breed and is fully deserved for the condition, color and equipment.
1962 Morgan Plus 4 Drophead Coupe
Lot # 133 1962 Morgan Plus 4 Drophead Coupe; S/N 5104; Black/Black leather; Black vinyl top; Estimate $40,000 – $50,000; Older restoration, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $31,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $34,100 – Triumph TR4A engine, silver painted centerlock wire wheels, Vredestein Sprint Classic tires, dual wing mirrors, rear-mounted spare, wood dash and window trim. – One of 433 Plus 4 Dropheads. Paint and chrome are sound but older and a little tired. Small chip on the right front fender, lightly worn older weather stripping and upholstery. Top is fairly worn. Older restored underneath. The desirable equipment and body style is in driver condition. – A few dollars closer to Gooding’s low estimate wouldn’t have affected this charming and reassuring Morgan’s value. The buyer got a sound value at this price.
1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Saloon
Lot # 134 1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Saloon; S/N DB62656L; Engine # 4002595V; Silver/Red leather; Estimate $450,000 – $525,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $435,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $478,500 – 3,995/325hp, triple Weber carbs, 5-speed, centerlock chrome wire wheels, BFG Advantage T/A tires, Marchal fog lights, dual mirrors, woodrim steering wheel, Hanhart dash chronometer, modern Becker AM/FM stereo, air conditioning, limited-slip. – Rare LHD Vantage-spec car. Originally finished in Pacific Blue over Black. Cosmetics done some time before 2003, then received an engine rebuild. Mechanically sorted in 2013. Several chips on the nose and at the front of the passenger’s side door. More chips at the front of the roof and around the edge of the windshield. Very small, shallow dent at the right edge of the trunk lid. Very good, lightly worn interior. Very tidy underneath. The car is very attractive other than lots of little paint flaws, but would make a gorgeous driver or event car. Never fully restored all at once, but it’s gotten all the work it ever really needed. – Look at the equipment list on this DB6, not to mention the Vantage engine. It’s an outstanding car with a benevolent history that should give the new owner confidence in its quality and condition
1971 Porsche 911E Targa
Lot # 135 1971 Porsche 911E Targa; S/N 9111210785; Engine # 6211494; Albert Blue/Black leatherette; Black vinyl roof top; Estimate $175,000 – $225,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $155,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $170,500 – Fuchs wheels, Cinturato tires, Blaupunkt AM/FM stereo, VDO dash clock, Porsche CofA and owner’s log documented. – One owner until 2016. Represented as original paint. Lots of chips on the nose, but the finish is pretty good for original, just a bit tired. Ripples and small tears in the roof vinyl. Tidy, complete original engine bay. Very good, probably replacement upholstery. Clean and dry lightly worn underbody. Yes, it’s a little rough in a few spots, but for a car with 84,370 miles that’s reportedly never been restored, it looks great. – This was a big premium paid for originality. If the seller had taken the time, effort and money to give this car a thorough restoration, it probably would have brought much less here at auction.