Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor
The Gooding & Company Scottsdale Auctions 2011 was presented on January 21-22 at the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Benny Caiola late model Ferraris, the Fiat 8V Supersonic, Tucker #10, barn find Cobra CSX 2289 and other headline cars made Gooding & Company’s fourth Scottsdale sale an important auction.
But more than that, delicacies like the Stutz Speedway Six Brougham, “Bonnie Jean” the Renault AX and the Kurtis family’s 500S resurrection made it a celebration of the diversity and wide ranging appeal of the automobile’s history.
It is place where all sorts of auto enthusiasts feel at home, rubbing elbows with mega-collectors, brokers, writers, restorers and dealers who share the same fascination. You make your living trading cars, writing about them, restoring them? No problem. You’re part of the party. Sure, money talks, but appreciation of the mystique of old cars (and new ones, too, as shown by the Audi R8, Ferrari FXX, Corvette ZR1 and Saleen S7) counts more.
As it has since 2008, Gooding’s sale topped the charts with the most expensive car, the highest sale total, and the highest mean and median transactions. Its 93.8% sale rate was impossible to fault, as we’re fond of saying. The amenities are the best, including the Friday morning breakfast which has become one of the week’s must-attend events.
Gooding sold a 300SL for $951,500 … and it was a Roadster, not a Gullwing. They also sold the most magnificently restored, presented and prepared XKE vintage race car I’ve ever seen for only $96,800, a huge value.
There’s a diversity of cars, and the history of automotive evolution, design, elegance and luxury in the following report that is delightful to report. The prices weren’t always great, but the cars were never boring.
Jonathan Sierakowski contributed many of the following reports. His assistance, knowledge, insight and support was invaluable in Scottsdale.
Gooding and Company Scottsdale Auction 2011 – Auction Results
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Gooding and Company Scottsdale Auction 2011 – Day One Auction Report
(See Reference – Auctions Explained, A Note on Conditions and Character).
Lot # 001 1959 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN6 Roadster; S/N BN6L3511; Engine # 26DRUH70399; Healey Blue, White/Blue leather, White piping; Estimate $75,000 - $90,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $42,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $46,200 -- Chrome wire wheels, blackwall tires, hardtop, overdrive 4-speed. Two owners, from new. Repainted, carpets and seats reupholstered in 1989. New chrome wire wheels and stainless steel exhaust. Good paint and interior, otherwise original and very well preserved in California and Montana. One family owned from new. No Reserve. Generously estimated but appropriately priced by the Scottsdale bidders, this is an intriguing but not especially exciting Big Healey.
Lot # 002 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N 00867S107207; Engine # 107207F0420CT; Black, Silver coves/Red vinyl; Estimate $90,000 - $120,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $68,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $74,800 -- 283/245hp, dual quads, 4-speed, spinner wheel covers, whitewalls, WonderBar radio, two tops, Positraction, A/C and alternator added. Good paint, chrome and interior. Represented as numbers matching. Chassis and underhood maintained but not restored. An attractive and practical driver. No Reserve. An attractive driver which brought an appropriate price despite being egregiously over-estimated in the catalog.
Lot # 003 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 Coupe; S/N 1G1YR26R495800397; Cyber Grey/Black leather; Estimate $80,000 - $110,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $80,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $88,000 -- Chrome 19’/20’ optional alloy wheels, Blue calipers, memory seats, Bose premium sound system, navigation. 596 miles and like new. Chipguarded nose. No Reserve. The ZR1 is a great value off the showroom floor at just over $100,000. At a 20% discount it's an even better deal even if it is 3 model years old. The new owner still has depreciation to worry about, though.
Lot # 004 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC ; S/N 8773; Engine # 8773; Silver/Red leather; Estimate $250,000 - $300,000; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $200,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $220,000 -- Chrome spike Borranis, Michelin blackwall tires, period cassette stereo. Good paint, chrome and very attractive interior. Chassis repainted over superficial prep. Owned since 1977 by Bob Culver, engine rebuilt in the mid-90's by Bob Wallace and Lee Stayton at Miller Motorcars, cosmetically restored in 2009 by Berlinetta Motorcars and Autosport Designs and given new Borranis. Given its history the 65,427 km on the odometer are probably all it's covered. No Reserve. This is a deserved premium for known history, long ownership history and an unusually well-preserved originality coupled with sympathetic mechanical and cosmetic attention as needed. The ‘superficial prep’ of the chassis may even, given this car's history, be a plus in attesting to its background. Well received, and bought for an appropriate price.
Lot # 005 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad 2-Dr. Wagon; S/N VC56J027517; Sand Beige, Colonial White/Beige cloth, leather; Estimate $50,000 - $90,000; Customized restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $46,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $50,600 -- 350 V-8, 700 R4 automatic, 9’ Ford rear axle with limited slip, A/C, Sony stereo, 15’ Budnick alloy wheels with Bridgestone Potenza HP 41 Blackwall tires. Excellent paint, chrome and interior. Show car presentation now with a little age but not much use. No Reserve. Sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2004 for $63,720. It can't have deteriorated much since then, which makes this transaction's amount more a question of time, place and whim than of value and confers good value on its buyer here.
Lot # 006 1967 Jaguar XKE SI Roadster Race Car; S/N 1E13524; Engine # 8L90694; Tungsten Silver, Cranberry stripes/Black cloth; Estimate $125,000 - $150,000; Competition restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $88,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $96,800 -- 4.2 dry sump engine, triple 48 DCOE Webers, Tremec T-5 5-speed, braced rollbar, centerlock Dunlop-style wheels, Goodyear Blue Streak tires, fire system, fuel cell, Recaro seat, side exhaust, cutdown full width windshield. Very neat and tidy, finished, trimmed, polished and painted everywhere, never raced and pristine. Excellent cosmetics. No vintage racecar should look this good and its appearance substantiates the $225,000 said to have been spent on its restoration and preparation. An amazing car. No Reserve. To someone who wants to go vintage racing in a GT3-spec XKE this constitutes a huge -- no, let me re-state that -- a HUGE value in meticulous construction, preparation, materials and workmanship. The seller must have felt it was too pretty to race since it never got exposed to the vicissitudes of wheel to wheel competition. At this price, though, it can be risked and the hobby will be richer for its addition to the field.
Lot # 007 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Fastback; S/N 0F02G204682; Grabber Blue, Black stripes/Black vinyl; Estimate $100,000 - $130,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $77,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $84,700 -- 4-speed, Hurst shifter, P/B, no P/S, wing, slats, pushbutton radio. Restored like new with excellent paint, chrome and interior. A really nice example documented nearly from new. No Reserve. Both the buyer and the seller should be satisfied with this result for this very attractive and well-documented Boss 302.
Lot # 008 2009 Audi R8 Coupe; S/N WUAAU34249N002617; Ibis White/Black Alcantara; Estimate $110,000 - $130,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $95,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $104,500 -- Chipguarded nose, stainless steel cat-back exhaust, heated seats and anything else Audi could find in the goodie locker. 4,694 miles from new. Almost a full tank of gas, too. No Reserve. More exclusive that the ZR1 that sold a few cars earlier but also not as powerful and $15,000 more on the hammer.
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Lot # 009 1988 Porsche 930S Slantnose Cabriolet; S/N WPOEB093XJS070379; White/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $70,000 - $90,000; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $48,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $52,800 -- Ruf alloy wheels with Dunlop Sport SP tires, heated seats, Blaupunkt stereo, alarm. One of two built in 1988 with factory-delivered Ruf performance and appearance upgrades. Known history from new and showing 40,509 miles which is almost certainly all it has traveled. Clean, original, used car. No Reserve. This puts an appreciable premium on the Ruf features, but that's deserved particularly in the late 80's when without them even the Porsche turbo had been rendered pretty breathless by EPA and DOT regs.
Lot # 011 1964 Jaguar XKE SI Roadster; S/N 880940; Engine # R4190-9; Opalescent Silver Grey/Red leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $120,000 - $150,000; Recent restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $95,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $104,500 -- Chrome wire wheels, whitewalls, Motorola AM radio. Replacement ID plate didn't got the engine number right. Good cosmetics. Restored like new except for the sandblasted windshield. Freshly detailed but not quite down to the depths of the engine compartment. Shown at Amelia and Greenwich in 2010, winning Best British Sports Car at the latter. No Reserve. Done to the nines and very attractively liveried. The whitewalls look a bit odd to today's eyes but are accurate for the period and give the car a special panache. A sharp car that brought the right money for its history and appearance.
Lot # 012 1970 Ferrari Dino 246 GT ; S/N 00690; Engine # 135CS; Rid/Black vinyl; Estimate $150,000 - $180,000; Cosmetic restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $155,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $170,500 -- Alloy wheels, Pirelli P3000 P205-70R14 tires. Good paint, interior, chrome, glass, carpets. Chipguarded nose and sills. Chassis paint over old undercoat on chassis and underbody. Attractive and well maintained, but not a show car. Known history since 1974, FCA Gold winner at Cavallino in 2010. Tipo L with alloy moveable panels and early style instrument cluster. Appropriately accorded a decent premium for its Tipo L specifications, sympathetic care and current attractive presentation.
Lot # 013 1959 Aston Martin DB4 Series I Lightweight Race Car; S/N DB4/198/R; Engine # 370/223; BRGreen/Black cloth; Estimate $250,000 - $325,000; Modified for competition during restoration 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $170,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $187,000 -- RHD. Handsomely done and maintained, with plenty of vintage race use since being competition prepared in the U.K. in late 80's and winning the 1992 Rallye Monte Carlo Historique. Updated before it came to the U.S. in 2000, then again in 2007. Documented with FIA papers and should be race ready. No Reserve. A good value in a fully race prepared and proven DB4.
Lot # 014 1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton; S/N 31700H; Engine # FC2287; Maroon/Camel leather; Estimate $150,000 - $200,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; Post-block sale at $136,364 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $150,000 -- Radio, fog lights, no heater. Good older repaint, chrome and interior with some paint issues starting to show up. Underbody is clean and aged. Rear fender stoneguard pitted under re-chrome. A driver quality older restoration. The result reflects the edgy character of this Cord's old restoration, a severe handicap at a time when pristine freshly restored cars like it are readily available.
Lot # 015 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 06751; Engine # 06751; Yellow/Tan leather; Estimate $700,000 - $800,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $725,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $797,500 -- Chrome spoke Borranis, Michelin blackwalls. Short nose. Excellent paint chrome and interior. Very attractive restoration by Frank Triarsi done in 2002 and still fresh, crisp and clean in showroom condition with better cosmetics. ‘Going up’ is the market elevator operator's announcement as collectors enter as ask for the 275 GTB floor. A $600,000 car not long ago, it's possible to see seven figures in the 275 GTB's not-too-distant future.
Lot # 016 1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale, Body by Bertone; S/N AR381347; Red/Black vinyl; Estimate $60,000 - $80,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $72,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $79,750 -- AM-FM-cassette. Oder restoration with fresh chrome and paint applied over old paint and so thick the chassis number stamped into the cowl is unreadable. Chassis, engine and underbody are clean but used. Clean and usable but not particularly attractive. No Reserve. This result is more than the car's condition deserves but less than Sprint Speciales as a group should be bringing. Their problem is numbers: about 2,700 Giuliettas and Giulias in all which is too many to be really rare. Long overlooked, they are beginning to come into their own, as this transaction may indicate.
Lot # 017 1958 AC Ace Bristol Roadster; S/N BEX468; Engine # 100D2847; Ice Blue/Black leather; Estimate $250,000 - $325,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $235,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $258,500 -- Chrome wire wheels, 5.50-16 Michelin blackwalls. Restored like new and very, very impressive. Sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles in 2002 before restoration for $68,000. The combination of exceptional restoration craftsmanship, meticulous attention to details and a burgeoning appreciation for the Bristol-engined Aces resulted in this appropriate price.
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Lot # 018 1967 Ghia 450 SS Convertible; S/N BS4041; Red/Tan leather; Estimate $100,000 - $130,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $94,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $103,400 -- 273/235hp Chrysler, automatic, chrome wire wheels, blackwall tires, tool kit, factory hard top, A/C. An exceptional early 1990's restoration by drag racer Art Chrisman. Paint, body and gaps all excellent. Underside highly detailed. Interior shows very little wear mostly apparent in some stretch of the driver's seat cushion. No Reserve. Believed to be one of less than two dozen survivors, this car has been properly restored and maintained. Considering the presentation, accessories and rarity it is a sound value at this price.
Lot # 019 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing; S/N 1980406500037; Engine # 1989806500039; Green Metallic/Blue leather; Estimate $700,000 - $800,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $780,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $858,000 -- Rudge centerlock alloy wheels, Marchal headlamps, fitted luggage. Paint and interior redone recently but otherwise a superbly and consistently maintained original example with some signs of road wear, mostly to the inner fenders. Some scratches to the stainless trim. Paint and gaps are still excellent. Seat leather showing some wear but interior is otherwise immaculate. Owned from new until 2005 by industrial designer Syd Mead. Most experts agree that Gullwings will soon be consistently million-dollar cars. Although in lesser condition than the one sold across town on the same weekend this one looks like the better value, especially with its long single owner history. An opportunistic purchase.
Lot # 020 1908 Renault AX ‘Bonnie Jean’ , Body by ADINEAU; S/N 14525; Engine # 3825; Red, black/Black leather; Estimate $45,000 - $65,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $62,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $68,200 -- Single sidemount and clock. Rotax Roadlights. Well cared for 42 year old restoration. Restored to period concours specs and only a few more recent touchups evident. This would make an excellent tourer and a welcome piece of early motoring history at any car event. No Reserve. Brass cars still have a strong following among touring enthusiasts and this would make a great example for show, tour or museum display. Fairly traded but unfortunately built a few years too late to participate in London-Brighton.
Lot # 021 1954 Kurtis 500S ; S/N KK500S024; Red/Black leather; Estimate $175,000 - $225,000; Concours restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $150,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $165,000 -- 350/400hp Chevy, Tremec 5-speed, Wilwood disc brakes, bolt-on Halibrand alloy wheels with spinner center caps. Interior immaculate. Exterior paint and body refinished to concours specs. Completed from a derelict chassis by Frank and Arlen Kurtis and their family. New rear fiberglass panel fabricated from original mold, many NOS fittings used from remaining stock. Not stated to be a total rebody but possible. Regardless, the result is gorgeous. Although restored by the Kurtis family, this car has a later drivetrain and at the very least the rear section has been fabricated from new. The sale result could be interpreted as a result of the history of this particular car, or a soft market for orphan marques. The new owner got a Kurtis with an intriguing history and breathtaking performance.
Lot # 022 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible; S/N L67S6Q231155; Cotillion White/Oxblood; Estimate $35,000 - $45,000; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $22,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $24,200 -- All original, single owner, 11,484 mile heavily optioned including FI 500 inch engine and parade boot cover. Comes with original documentation including window sticker, build sheet and invoice. Upholstery moderately worn with road wear in the wheelwells. No Reserve. A good example of a well-documented preservation piece. A lot of '76 Eldos Convertibles were put away as investments so this isn't the only such example out there. At a different venue may have generate more hype which could translate into a higher price.
Lot # 024 1950 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster; S/N 670682; Engine # W1791-8; Light Metallic Silver/Red; Black cloth top; Estimate $150,000 - $200,000; Concours restoration, 1- condition; Hammered Sold at $114,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $125,400 -- Brooklands windscreen, aluminum passenger-side tonneau, teardrop headrest, skirts, steel wheels, blackwall tires, Lucas driving lights. Stock windshield and top included. Early production steel body. Body off concours restoration completed within the last year. Low miles since completion has kept this car in perfect condition for the auction block. No Reserve. The restoration was so meticulous that the only item of note is 68 miles worth of wear on the underside, which is to say almost none. Although the estimate was optimistic the price paid was very reasonable especially considering the reversible period competition options. The new owner got a very attractive, adaptable XK 120 for a modest price.
Lot # 025 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc Roadster, Body by Sindelfingen; S/N 1880155500030; Engine # 5500033; Silver/Crimson Leather; Crimson cloth top; Estimate $575,000 - $650,000; Concours restoration, 1 condition; Hammered Sold at $600,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $660,000 -- Dual spares, fitted luggage, radio, clock and fog lights. Paint, body and gaps all straight. Interior wood, dash and upholstery are perfect. The underside is clean enough to eat off. This is a seriously well restored car ready for concours competition complete with delivery tags and a full tool roll that leaves nothing to be done except take home some trophies. This Mercedes has an air of elegance reminiscent of the 1930's. Exceptionally well restored, its only fault is that it is too nice to do anything but trailer to shows. The price paid reflects the enormous restoration cost and the rarity and desirability of these elegant cars.
Lot # 026 1957 Chevrolet 3100 Cameo Pickup; S/N V3A57L105020; Blue, Cream/Grey cloth; Estimate $50,000 - $60,000; Modified restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $31,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $34,100 -- Five-window cab, steel wheels with hubcaps, trim rights and whitewalls. Cosmetics are excellent but the Recaro interior looks like it was inspired by the 80's and the original dash cluster has been replaced with digital gauges. Other modifications include a 350 V-8 mated to newer transmission, A/C and 4-wheel disc brakes. No Reserve. The aftermarket interior and modern ‘upgrades’ might be better received by an audience more geared towards resto-mods or looking for a practical, reliable, comfortable weekend errand-runner. For that audience this is an attractive Cameo Carrier and a modest price.
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Lot # 027 1968 Porsche 911L Rally Coupe; S/N 11805364; Engine # 3281193; Silver/Grey cloth, Black vinyl; Estimate $175,000 - $225,000; Unrestored original, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $145,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $159,500 -- Fuchs wheels, blackwall tires, driving lights perched on the front deck, Prototipo leather-rim steering wheel, lightweight rally options delivered from Porsche when new. Engine modified during rebuild. Very lightly used original. Mechanicals have been fully rebuilt. Paint buffed through on top. Interior is more recently installed. Engine bay is clean but shows signs of use. Underside nicely detailed. Comes with FIVA paperwork and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Three owners, never restored except for new interior. Rally spec from new but only recently driven in vintage events. A rare and desirable Porsche-built special that is somewhat devalued by the recent modifications and brought a price appropriate to its presentation and configuration.
Lot # 028 1964 Pontiac Tempest LeMans Convertible; S/N 824F4123; Grenadier Red/Red cloth; White vinyl top; Estimate $25,000 - $40,000; Cosmetic restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $18,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $19,800 -- 326/250hp, Powerglide, P/S, P/B, radio, windshield washer, tissue dispenser, woodgrain steering wheel. Excellent cosmetic restoration; straight bodywork and gaps. Underside detailed and undercoated. Upholstery meticulously installed and shows no wear. Engine bay is tidy and not overdone. While this Tempest's equipment is nothing special, it is usable and desirably equipped and attractively presented. No Reserve. A respectable cosmetic restoration that can be driven and enjoyed, this Tempest is a good value for the money paid. The new owner can enjoy it for a year or two and with good care come out the other side with a modest financial return as well.
Lot # 029 2004 Porsche Carrera GT ; S/N WP0CA29864L001043; Silver/Black leather; Estimate $425,000 - $475,000; Unrestored original, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $320,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $352,000 -- A/C, Bose sound system, power windows, fitted luggage. Extremely low mileage, paint and interior as-new, protected in part by an invisible car bra. With just 975 miles from new, it's hardly broken in. A relatively new supercar at a hefty discount off the sticker price and a sound value in an appealing supercar with 605 horsepower and a full complement of technical wonders.
Lot # 031 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible; S/N D7FH318295; Blue/Blue, White vinyl; White vinyl top; Estimate $60,000 - $80,000; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $56,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $61,600 -- 312/245hp, automatic, P/S, P/B, P/W, Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels, whitewalls, continental kit, A/C, two tops, Town & Country radio, power seats. Incomplete undercoating as well as sanding marks and orange peel in the paint indicate a hasty cosmetic restoration. The engine bay and interior are very presentable. No Reserve. This car looks good at a short distance but up close its shortcuts become apparent and identify it as an auction car. It has some desirable options but was deserved more time and attention. The seller should be very satisfied with this result. The buyer may be less so.
Lot # 032 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 Roadster; S/N CSX 2289; Engine # PA-4550; Blue/Red Leather; Estimate $525,000 - $625,000; Unrestored original, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $555,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $610,500 -- 289/271hp, wire wheels, grille and trunk guards. A completely unrestored original rack and pinion steering Cobra with 47,233 miles on its odometer. Chrome lightly evenly pitted. Door and window gaskets shot. Red leather faded but sound. Engine and underside dirty. The brakes, fuel and cooling systems were refurbished for sale but otherwise the car remains completely original including its original California black license plates and Hi-Performance Motors license plate frame. 2010 Pebble Beach Preservation Class entrant. A wonderful find. The price paid here reflects this Cobra's known, unblemished history and original condition. A restoration would immediately turn CSX 2289 into just another $600,000 Cobra and turn its $200,000 preservation premium into dust.
Lot # 033 1974 Triumph TR6 Convertible; S/N CF22061UO; Engine # CF22640UE; Magenta/Black vinyl; Black vinyl top; Estimate $20,000 - $25,000; Concours restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $20,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $22,000 -- Overdrive transmission and redline tires. Excellent paint and body with straight gaps. Interior appears like-new and older top in good condition except slightly shrunken. Light road rash on chassis and underbody. Non-matching engine. No Reserve. The price paid reflects the excellent condition without discounting for the replacement engine, a small enough flaw to be overlooked in the overall attractive and well maintained presentation. The new owner got fair value for the money.
Lot # 035 1935 Auburn 851 SC Cabriolet; S/N 33705F; Engine # GH4739; Red, Maroon accent/Plum leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $125,000 - $150,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $90,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $99,000 -- Painted wire wheels, rear-mounted enclosed spare, Buell trumpet horns, whitewalls, rumble seat. Excellent older paint with some stress cracks. Door and rumble seat lid fits are off. Interior and top in excellent condition having been replaced in 2010. Engine, supercharger and ancillaries were rebuilt since 2007. No Reserve. An older restoration that has been cosmetically freshened recently. The body doesn't appear to have been fully disassembled and restored, perhaps deterring the bidders. Sold by RM in Arizona in 2007 for $121,000 and a very good value here.
Lot # 037 2005 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo Competition Package ; S/N 1S9SB18125S000056; Beryllium Orange/Black leather; Estimate $300,000 - $400,000; Unrestored original, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $270,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $297,000 -- 427/1,000hp, twin turbo, 6-speed, A/C, power windows, power doors, AM-FM-CD-DVD. Saleen's press car with the ‘Competition Package’, also used in the filming of ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Redline. Still displays as-new. Sold for slightly below low estimate, it's an extraordinary value for the amount of performance offered.
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Lot # 041 1957 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Tipo IV Coupe, Body by Touring; S/N AR1900C10312; Engine # AR130810335; Silver/Red leather; Estimate $150,000 - $180,000; Recent restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $160,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $176,000 -- Chrome spoke Borranis, 165-400 Michelin blackwalls, Nardi woodrim steering wheel, no radio. Restored like new with very good paint and interior. Thin front bumper chrome. Chassis presented like new and shows little age or use. A regular concours and show winner in past years, with recently issued FIVA paperwork. This Alfa would have been a better value at $140,000, but its appeal is hard to resist and the bidders appreciation of it can be accommodated at this price. Any more would be excessive, though.
Lot # 047 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV, Body by Bertone; S/N 4926; Engine # 30689; Metallic Blue, Silver sills/Grey leather; Estimate $850,000 - $950,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $900,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $990,000 -- Restored like new without creating jewelry, a restoration done with taste and restraint. Concorso Italiano class winner. A gorgeous restoration, in colors that highlight the Miura's sublime lines (although body color sills might have improved its effect). Often the very best cars are the easiest to describe, as in this case. An expensive car that brought a deserved expensive price.
Lot # 049 1990 Ferrari F40 ; S/N ZFFMN34A9L0086325; Red/Red cloth; Estimate $475,000 - $550,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $450,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $495,000 -- Assembly #03176. A/C, Halon fire system, 5-spoke modular wheels. usual driver's seat bolster wear but otherwise shows only scant evidence of age and less of use. U.S. spec car with under 3,500 miles and two owners from new. Benny Caiola Collection. This may be the time to buy an F40, particularly a little used and carefully maintained one like this. Repair the driver's seat bolster and it would be like new, or better.
Lot # 050 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 ; S/N ZHWGU54T29LA07798; White/Dark Grey leather, cloth; Estimate $175,000 - $225,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $165,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $181,500 -- Just over 600 miles from new and unblemished. Benny Caiola Collection. Three years old and still capable of stopping traffic.
Lot # 051 2007 Ferrari F430 Challenge ; S/N ZFFEX63X000150980; Black, Red/Red cloth; Estimate $125,000 - $150,000; Competition car, original as-raced, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $130,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $143,000 -- Cool suit plumbing, fire system, carbon fiber brakes, vinyl graphics. Tidy and well prepared but also well used race car with a new front clip installed in 2008 after an unfortunate experience at Homestead, then damaged and repaired again. Benny Caiola Collection. No Reserve.
Lot # 052 1999 Ferrari F333 SP ; S/N 028; Engine # 115; Red/Black cloth; Estimate $800,000 - $1,000,000; Competition car, original as-raced, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $710,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $781,000 -- Michelotto-built 333 SP used only in track days and FCA events by one private owner from new. Continuously maintained and upgraded to current mechanical specs and pristine cosmetic condition. Benny Caiola Collection. This is an intriguing vehicle. With absolutely no racing history, no famed drivers' butt prints in the seats, no outings at famed racing venues (aside from Moroso and Pocono track days), it is a pure play on the allure of Ferrari's last customer sports racing prototype and its naturally aspirated 4-liter V-12's performance. Take note of this as a benchmark comparable with which all other 333SPs can be compared no matter what their history.
Lot # 053 2010 Ferrari 599 GTV Fiorano HGTE ; S/N ZFF60FCA4A0170351; Black/Black leather, Alcantara; Estimate $275,000 - $315,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $240,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $264,000 -- Barely used. Shields, Yellow calipers, power seats with Yellow stitching and an iPod adapter. One owner from new with something like 250 miles and all its books and records. Benny Caiola collection. Comment is unnecessary.
Lot # 058 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione ; S/N ZFFHX62X000146357; Red, White accents #20/Black cloth; Estimate $2,200,000 - $2,500,000; Competition car, original as-raced, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $1,900,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $2,090,000 -- Assembly #63035. American flag airbrushed on roof, Bridgestone slicks. Unusually clean and chip-free for a track day car. Benny Caiola Collection. Blinding performance with 860 bhp capable of scaring the scat out of passengers. A benchmark transaction, this confirms the $1,925,000 that RM got for 142163 last August in Monterey.
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Lot # 102 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider, Body by Pinin Farina; S/N 149503339; Engine # 131543162; White/Black vinyl, Red piping; Black cloth top; Estimate $65,000 - $85,000; Cosmetic restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $45,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $49,500 -- Blaupunkt AM-FM, silver steel wheels. Good paint and chrome, fair interior with sloppy fit. Straight body with even gaps. Chassis not restored but clean and very usable. Needs nothing. No Reserve. A 750-series Giulietta Spider is a driving experience that every enthusiast should have, and at this price this car is ideal for delivering that experience. Bought appropriately for its condition and normale character.
Lot # 111 1930 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton, Body by LeBaron; S/N 2270; Engine # J-243; Two tone Green/Dark Green leather; Beige cloth top; Estimate $1,200,000 - $1,600,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $1,350,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,485,000 -- Chrome wire wheels, dual enclosed sidemounts with mirrors, single Pilot-Ray, luggage trunk, folding dual windshields, whitewall tires. An historic Duesenberg once owned by A.J. Hoe and later by Tony Pascucci, Don Williams, Rick Carroll and General William Lyon. Restored many years ago for Tony Pascucci and used but maintained by a succession of informed owners with the resources to keep it up without requiring another cosmetic re-do. A wonderful old car that's been cherished for nearly 80 years, the very best kind of Classic. Sold by Sotheby's in the disposition of Rick Carroll's collection in 1990 for $1,320,000, then by RM in Monterey in 2008 for $1,760,000, always with Ralph Buckley's restoration for Tony Pascucci proudly maintained. Cosmetically it's getting a little long in the tooth, but that only makes it easier to justify taking it out on the road to enjoy its power and impress everyone with LeBaron's wonderful body. A choice piece of classic history at a price it and its history deserved.
Lot # 114 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 4411GT; Engine # 4411GT; Rosso Rubino/Beige leather; Estimate $600,000 - $750,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $655,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $720,500 -- Chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels. Restored to showroom condition with excellent paint, chrome and interior in the U.K. in the early 00's. Chassis painted matte black. Minor but noticeable grinding marks under some of the chrome trim are a disappointing element, but the only one. Prix d'Elegance winner at the XVI Louis Vuitton Classic in 2003. Full tool roll, jack, wheel hammer and leather-bound history file. Both the car and the bidders' enthusiasm which brought it this price are impossible to fault.
Lot # 122 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Berlinetta Alloy Long Nose; S/N 08053; Engine # 08053; Blue/Tan leather; Estimate $1,100,000 - $1,300,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $1,300,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,430,000 -- Chrome wire wheels, Michelin blackwalls, six Weber intake added later. Excellent paint, chrome and interior. Restored to like new condition with better cosmetics by Patrick Ottis and Moal Coachbuilders with upholstery by Ken Nemanic completed in 2007. Cavallino Class win and Platinum award in 2010, Ferrari Classiche certified. A fastidiously restored and maintained show-quality Ferrari. A show-quality price for it, too, but no more than it deserved. With collectors paying $1.375 million for a steel bodied Gullwing this week this could be considered something of a bargain ... if the Gullwing weren't so egregiously out of touch with reality.
Lot # 126 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster; S/N 19804210003020; Engine # 198980100003066; Red, Black hardtop/Black leather; Black cloth top; Unrestored original, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $865,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $951,500 -- Red wheels, painted hubcaps, whitewalls, bullet mirror, multiband radio. A sound original car stored by its first owner, C. Jewett Henry, in 1970 with 7,368 miles and not brought out until just before the auction. Sound paint with some loss and flaking, good original upholstery and chrome. Mechanically resuscitated by Paul Russell & Company. A real time capsule. This is a premium of more than 50% for this car's originality, comprehensive equipment and low miles, a breathtaking amount.
Lot # 128 1948 Tucker Torpedo 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N 1010; Engine # 355-13; Light Green/Grey cloth; Unrestored original, 4- condition; Hammered Sold at $725,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $797,500 -- The tenth Tucker, believed to be the one that was clocked at 130+mph at Bonneville. Repainted by Joe Bailon for Al Slonaker and displayed at the 1953 National Roadster Show. Locked away in 1956 by Don Wright and not seen again until it was brought out for the auction, dull, dirty and deteriorated but complete even with the hubcaps it had in Oakland in 1953. 9,819 miles but many years of neglect from new. Not running but sound and complete.. The headline car of the auction, even if it wasn't the most expensive. Now the question is what to do with it. It would be intriguing to fix the gearbox, suspension and brakes and make it run, then see if it’d do 130.
Lot # 133 1941 Chrysler Newport Dual Cowl Phaeton, Body by LeBaron; S/N C331001; Yellow/Red leather; Estimate $950,000 - $1,300,000; Concours restoration, 1 condition; Hammered Sold at $925,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,017,500 -- Whitewalls, skirts, dual folding windshields. Formerly in the Paul Stern collection. This is a concours restoration done to the nines. Fully detailed and correct from the engine bay to the clean undercarriage. Gorgeous marble steering wheel and shift knob. Interior is plush and shows no wear. The chrome is so deep you could swim in it. There are one or two touch-ups on the paint and the door fit is slightly off, but perfection on such a long chassis with complicated handmade panels is a pipe dream. Displayed at Pebble Beach in 2009 with later concours awards at Kirkland and Ironstone. Sold by RM at Amelia Island in 2004 for $363,000, then at Arizona for $748,000, all before its fresh, sparkling restoration. The only such thoroughly restored Newport and awe inspiring.
Lot # 134 1936 Ford Station Wagon; S/N 82797048; Cordoba Grey, Black composite roof/Brown leatherette; Estimate $70,000 - $90,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $58,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $63,800 -- Spotlight, dual outside mirrors, hubcaps and trim rings, whitewalls, enclosed rear spare, radio, two-row seating. Paint scratches and repairs, good wood.. Light interior wear. Underside worn but recently highly detailed. No longer competitive on the show field, but still a car that will be shown or driven with pride and satisfaction. No Reserve. The market on Ford woodies has cooled off since the height of the frenzy at the Alexander sale. The price here fairly reflects the condition of the car and the market.
Lot # 139 1933 Stutz DV-32 Dual Cowl Phaeton, Body by LeBaron; S/N DV261560; Engine # DV33271; Maroon, Red accent/Maroon leather; Tan cloth top; Estimate $500,000 - $650,000; Older restoration, 1- condition; Hammered Sold at $600,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $660,000 -- Chrome wire wheels, wide whitewalls, dual sidemounts with minors, trunk rack, dual folding windshields, front wind wings. Very pretty coachwork and a sharp older concours restoration. CCCA Senior #1088. An ex-Harrah's car restored after leaving Sparks to high standards and maintained equally well. A quarter century old restoration that still glistens. Offered by RM at the Biltmore in 2002 where it was bid to $260,000, then sold at Meadow Brook in August 2002 for $297,000. Sold again by RM at Hershey in 2007 for $797,500. It's only a little more aged since then and its price here represents good value, as well as recognition that the car is nothing less than superb, in design, in concept, and in its old restoration.
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Lot # 143 1956 Nash ‘Palm Beach’ Coupe Speciale, Body by Pinin Farina; S/N D12575; Metallic Emerald Green, Silver roof/Tan leather; Estimate $550,000 - $650,000; Concours restoration, 1 condition; Hammered Sold at $480,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $528,000 -- 3-speed, wheel covers, wide whitewalls, heater. Owned by American Motors' Chairman Roy Chapin, Jr. after its show career with American Motors, later owned by Joe Bortz and restored by its next owner, Jacques ‘Frenchy’ Harguideguy. Concours restored with superb paint and chrome and a wonderful, inviting interior. Offered by Gooding at Amelia Island in 2010 but unsold with an estimate of $700-900,000, it is a stunning little car that epitomizes Fifties ‘jet’ design.
Lot # 145 1932 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Sport Saloon, Body by Hooper; S/N 114MS; Engine # BK35; Blue, Grey/Grey leather; Estimate $175,000 - $225,000; Older restoration, 1- condition; Hammered Sold at $175,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $192,500 -- RHD. Polished wheel discs, blackwall tires, glass side window deflectors, integrated luggage trunk, dual sidemounts, full tool tray in the trunk and under the front seats. First owned by Mrs. Elizabeth Wilkin and delivered to her in India where her husband, an officer in the British Army, was stationed at the time. Later custodians maintained it consistently until it was restored for Monroe Mann by Frank Cooke in the early 1990's and McDonald Restorations. Excellent paint, chrome and interior. Gorgeous, highly polished interior wood.. Chassis restored like new. Engine detailed. No longer flawless but any flaws are too small to be a factor, other than the way the doors fit at the bottom. Collectors like open cars for relaxed summer cruises, tours or just driving onto concours' lawns. That creates opportunities for astute collectors to acquire exceptional closed cars like this Phantom II Continental reasonably. It may have met its low estimate but its style and quality are worth much more.
Lot # 147 1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider; S/N 15383; Yellow/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $900,000 - $1,100,000; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $925,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,017,500 -- Chrome spoke Borranis, A/C, CD stereo, popup lights. Excellent paint, chrome, interior, top and glass. Sharp and tidy underhood. Chassis and underbody quickly squirted with chassis black over whatever was already there and highly disappointing. Sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 1998 for $339,045 where it was observed to display 21,295 miles and had alloy wheels. Today the odometer reads 16,282 miles. A sound and very presentable driver-quality Daytona Spider that brought a concours-quality price. Fly Yellow again works its magic on collectors' emotions.
Lot # 148 1925 Stutz Speedway Six Sport Brougham, Body by Robbins; S/N 14640; Engine # 15304; Maroon, Black fenders/Dark Grey cloth; Estimate $50,000 - $65,000; Older restoration, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $42,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $46,200 -- Varnished wood spoke wheels, hydraulic 4-wheel brakes, rear-mounted spare, integrated luggage trunk, dual taillights, turn signals added, patent leather sun visor, rollup window shades, footrest, bud vases, windwings, glass side window rain deflectors, raked opening windshield, and more. Tired old repaint, good nickel brightwork, poorly fit and installed interior. Older chassis restoration now aged and used. No Reserve. The condition of this single overhead camshaft six-cylinder Stutz can be remedied with little effort but its performance, sound mechanical and cosmetic condition and lavish features make such attention unnecessary. The price is a modest increment over much more mundane automobiles in current collectors' valuations but the car is much, much more. It may be ‘market-correct’ but the market undervalues choice pieces of automobile history like this.
Lot # 154 1960 Porsche 356B Roadster, Body by Drauz; S/N 88221; Engine # P603331; Red/Black; Black cloth top; Estimate $130,000 - $160,000; Cosmetic restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $150,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $165,000 -- Chrome wheels, clock, cloth tonneau cover, luggage rack, blackwall tires, mesh headlight stone guards, rectangular fog lights, tonneau cover, reclining seats, woodrim steering wheel. Good paint, interior and chrome. Sound deadening lavishly applied inside and out. Engine tidy but shows use. Porsche Kardex and Certificate of Authenticity verify it as numbers-matching. No Reserve. One of Porsche's more desirable models, especially this one which is particularly well equipped and has a long history of caring owners and preservation. The bidders obviously appreciated its history and presentation with this ample price.
Lot # 155 1959 Aston Martin DB Mark III Coupe; S/N AM/300/3/1564; Engine # DBA1207; Metallic Cognac/Beige leather; Estimate $200,000 - $250,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $160,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $176,000 -- Chrome wire wheels with low profile P205/50R16 tires. One owner from new until 2010 with 50,852 miles from new. Quick, poor old repaint, sound but aged and creased upholstery. Dirty old chassis. Fair chrome. Scary. The history offset the sub-par presentation in the bidders' eyes, and pocketbooks and they assigned a healthy premium to its essentially one owner history and preservation. Their judgment is hard to argue with, but a restoration is not far in this scruffy Aston's future.
Lot # 157 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic Coupe, Body by Ghia; S/N 106000035; Engine # 104000000058; Metallic Ruby Red/Cream leather, Red piping; Estimate $1,100,000 - $1,400,000; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $1,550,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,705,000 -- Spinner wheel covers, blackwall tires, Marchal lights. Designed by Giovanni Savonuzzi for Ghia, built on Fiat's delectable 8V chassis. The first of its series, bought by Paul Farago based on Luigi Segre's (not ‘Serge’ as cataloged) presentation of the design drawings to Virgil Exner at Chrysler and bought by the seller, Paul Lazaros, from Farago in 1955. Delectable original car with sound but aged paint, worn and surface cracked leather. Very clean and fresh engine. The small dents and dings only add to its appeal. A fabulous, wonderful, exotic, stunning automobile accompanied by a file of documents and articles that defines the term ‘comprehensive.’ It's worth whatever it brought, in this case a healthy price from the Caiola family. A great car, now with a new home with an appreciative family.
Lot # 160 1958 Pontiac Bonneville Tri-Power Convertible; S/N P558H1045; Mallard Turquoise, White accent/Turquoise, Blue leather; White vinyl top; Estimate $100,000 - $130,000; Older restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $115,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $126,500 -- 370/300hp Tri-Power, automatic, P/S, P/B, spinner wheel cooers, whitewalls, dual remote spotlights, bucket seats, WonderBar radio, rear antenna, P/W. Older restoration to showroom condition, 1990 AACA National First Prize winner. Excellent cosmetics and attention to detail. Doors fit well, with flush panels. Restored some time before 1991, the workmanship and materials continue to be better than new. No Reserve. Offered at the Seroka auction in West Palm Beach in 1991, it was fresh and sharp, words that still could be applied to it today without the documentary evidence of its restoration's age. The bidders intelligently disregarded age and concentrated on quality, according it a price which 2010 restorations of similar Bonnevilles would be honored to receive.
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Lot # 161 1932 Stutz DV-32 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N DV211345; Engine # DV33019G; Blue, Black fenders/Beige cloth; Estimate $150,000 - $200,000; Older restoration, 1- condition; Hammered Sold at $155,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $170,500 -- Chrome wire wheels, Blue rims, whitewalls, dual sidemounts with mirrors, footrest, pulldown shades, trunk rack, clock in rear view mirror. Great cosmetics, pretty matte varnished interior wood. Brilliant chrome. A lovely old cosmetic restoration now slightly mellowed but still imposing. With great performance, elegance, style and robust construction the DV-32 has all the attributes of great Classics but don't command the prices of classics with comparable characteristics. This is appropriate money for this sedan but it has great value for a discerning collector.
Lot # 163 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster; S/N 19804210002610; Engine # 19898010002666; Red; Red hardtop/Tan leather; Tan cloth top; Estimate $550,000 - $650,000; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $570,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $627,000 -- Becker Europa AM-FM, polished alloy wheels, blackwall tires. Excellent paint, chrome and upholstery. Underbody redone but chassis appears only to have gotten a squirt of black over whatever was there. A very attractive driver. Sold by Worldwide at Auburn in 2008 for $545,000, this 300SL shows little change since but benefits from this week's 300SL fascination.
Lot # 164 1967 Mercedes-Benz 300SE Cabriolet; S/N 11202310009774; Engine # 18998710000693; Light Grey/Green leather; Green cloth top; Estimate $120,000 - $150,000; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $102,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $112,750 -- 5-speed, Becker Europa AM-FM, P/W. Good paint, chrome, top and older interior. Underbody done in an odd white crystalline undercoat. One of four U.S.-spec 5-speed 300SEs. No Reserve. While the 300SEs haven't been one of collectors' favorites it's not hard to see that changing as 300SLs get priced out of sight. This is real money for a real car.
Lot # 166 1960 Jaguar XK 150S 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe; S/N T836466DN; Engine # VAS1006-9; Black/Biscuit leather; Estimate $100,000 - $130,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $120,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $132,000 -- Chrome wire wheels, whitewalls, overdrive. Restored like new with excellent paint, chrome and soft, supple, inviting interior. Documented with a JDHT certificate as all numbers-matching. A very pleasing Jaguar with a long California history. No Reserve. Pricey, but a very good car that's worth stretching a little to own.
Lot # 167 1964 Porsche 356SC Cabriolet; S/N 160057; Engine # P800595; Bali Blue/Black leather; Black cloth top and boot; Estimate $110,000 - $140,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $117,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $129,250 -- Chrome wheels, blackwall tires, Blaupunkt multiband radio, Hella rectangular fog lights, factory fitted compensator spring and 70 liter tank. Cataloged with engine 821628, but that's not what's on the engine. Chassis undercoated like new. Good paint, chrome, interior and top. Doors close well and flush. No Reserve. The engine number confusion doesn't seem to have deterred the bidders who accorded this 356SC Cab a healthy price appropriate to its handsome presentation.
Lot # 170 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 ; S/N 10063; Engine # 10063; Red/Tan leather; Estimate $1,000,000 - $1,300,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $1,000,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,100,000 -- Chrome wire wheels. Fair old repaint, sound old leather, good chrome and glass. Doors don't fit flush. Clean and mostly original underhood and chassis. Apparently never restored during a fairly well documented history in Italy (although ordered with a speedometer calibrated in miles) and the U.S. It's hard not to like this never-restored and frequently long term owned 275 GTB/4. It's an appreciated (and appreciating) old car that has much to commend it to a collector who understands the satisfactions and obligations of ownership and wishes to join a select history of similarly inclined owners.
Lot # 171 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS ; S/N 07792; Black/Dark Red leather; Estimate $170,000 - $190,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $145,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $159,500 -- Cromodora wheels, Michelin blackwalls, Motorola AM-FM, A/C, grille guard. 45,113 miles. Failing old repaint, buffed through here and there, crazing in places, cracked here and there. Good original interior with expected surface creases. Some sanding marks visible under paint. Old sealer on chassis. Current owner since 1983 and stored unused for most of that time until recently recommissioned for sale. Very original and very attractive in its rare original livery. It is delightful to see a Dino in something other than Rosso or Giallo, particularly when it's been this way since new and it would be a shame to subject it to a restoration, or even a repaint. The patina is more than worth enduring the paint's failures, but it brought a price that doesn't indicate the underbidders put much store in its preservation. Let's hope the buyer does, and recognizes what a rare and desirable car this is.
[Source: Rick Carey]
From the photo and text one would have to say that the Stutz DV32 phaeton was really the outstanding lot of the sale.
From the photo and the text, the Stutz DV32 phaeton was probably the outstanding lot in the sale.
I wouldn’t argue with that opinion, but the Fiat Supersonic was enough to make my knees weak. So beautiful, so important to postwar design history and so original, it left little to be desired.