Gooding & Company Amelia Island 2014 – Auction Report

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1964 BMW 3200CS Coupe, Body by Bertone
Lot # 25 1964 BMW 3200CS Coupe, Body by Bertone; S/N 76344; Engine # 41380; White/Blue leather; Estimate $65,000 – $85,000; Older restoration, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $44,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $48,400. No Reserve – 3,168cc V-8, 160hp, 4-speed, Becker Europa AM-FM, P/W, hubcaps, aluminum trim rings, rear window defroster. – Clean, orderly used car with a decent repaint and chrome. Cracked, torn original upholstery. Clean and orderly underhood. Restored in 1989 and seriously used since. – Rare and pretty (in the Bertone style of the day seen with some variations on several marques including Alfa Romeo), the well used condition of this 3200CS contributed to its less than stellar value in the eyes of the Amelia Island bidders. At this price it represents a sound value that will accrue driving enjoyment for its new owner.
1957 BMW 503 Coupe
Lot # 26 1957 BMW 503 Coupe; S/N 69185; Engine # 30211; Red/Red leather; Estimate $225,000 – $275,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $200,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $220,000 – 3,168cc V-8, 140hp, column shift, Blaupunkt multiband radio, wheel covers, Michelin X blackwalls, Talbot mirrors. – Quick older repaint, good chrome. Cracked upholstery with dead cushions. A tired but rare BMW. – This result makes the 3200CS sold just before it for $44,000 hammer seem an even better value. This is good cabriolet money for a tired fixed roof 503, an expensive car.
1969 BMW 1602 2-Dr. Sedan
Lot # 27 1969 BMW 1602 2-Dr. Sedan; S/N 1567736; Engine # 1567736; Cream/Tan vinyl; Estimate $35,000 – $55,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $24,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $26,400. No Reserve – Blaupunkt pushbutton AM radio, wheel covers, blackwall tires, owner’s manual, service book, tool kit, jack. – Dull but sound chrome, excellent repaint, good original interior showing some age. Good dash and gauges. An impressively maintained and preserved BMW. – Neither rarity nor condition contribute a lot to the value of the BMW 1602 and the Amelia Island bidders took both into account in arriving at this modest price. Or, with 16 BMWs, two Isettas and a BMW motorcycle crossing the block it may reflect BMW ennui in the tent. [Photo courtesy Gooding & Company © 2014 Gooding & Company, Brian Henniker]
1965 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Lot # 29 1964 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster; S/N 19804210003207; Engine # 19898410000124; Grey-Blue, Blue hardtop/Red leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $1,600,000 – $2,000,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 4+ condition; Hammered Sold at $1,850,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $2,035,000 – Nardi woodrim steering wheel, chrome wheels, Euro headlights with stoneguards, Bosch driving and fog lights, two tops, hubcaps, disc brakes. – Sound old repaint and chrome. Cracked, soiled original interior. Ratty, but running, engine. Sound body. Unstamped engine block. Recorded as the third from last 300SL roadster shipped. Stored many years and freshly serviced to make it run and drive, but not thoroughly serviced. – It is going to be hard to figure out what to do next with this very late 300SL Roadster. Restoration would seriously detract from the patina which the bidders here so obviously coveted and were willing to pay dearly for, but continuing to preserve it in its present condition, or bringing it back to good and safe driving condition, are likely to be unsatisfying and expensive. The bidders paid dearly for a tired old car. [Photo courtesy Gooding & Company © 2014 Gooding & Company, Brian Henniker]
1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Race Car
Lot # 33 1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Race Car; S/N 149500348; Engine # 131541849; Blue/Black leatherette; Estimate $45,000 – $65,000; Modified for competition during restoration 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $56,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $61,600. No Reserve – Later (1957) engine, 5-speed, white painted Panasport alloy wheels, driver’s rollbar and windscreen, Pirelli Cinturato blackwalls, metal passenger’s seat tonneau cover, fuel cell, Supertrap exhaust. – Clean, sharp vintage race car with very good cosmetics. Race prepared when new by Conrero and raced by Charlie Rainville, possibly to a class win at Sebring in 1957 (or maybe it was another of Rainville’s three Giulietta race cars.) Later restored by Al Leake and updated with dual Webers on the current engine. – Even without solid attribution of the Sebring appearance this Alfa Giulietta is a sharp, up to date vintage racing car that brought a realistic price.
1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
Lot # 34 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, Body by Pininfarina/Scaglietti; S/N 15741; Engine # B2056; Bordeaux/Black leather; Estimate $750,000 – $825,000; Cosmetic restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $700,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $770,000 – Becker Europa II stereo, P/W, alloy wheels, Michelin XWX tires, Classiche certified, books, tool roll. – 10,978 miles from new. Very good recent repaint, detailed chrome and partial new interior. Detailed to an extraordinary degree. Seat facings have been replaced, sides are older and showing age. – This Daytona traces the model’s recent history in the market, having been sold by Christie’s in original condition in Los Angeles in 2000 for $94,000, then offered at RM’s Arizona auction seven months later with a high bid of $110,000. The current paint and much of the interior, as well as meticulous detailing, is recent, but barely scratches the seven-fold increase in value in 13 years. An excellent example, with low miles and an encouraging history, this is not an unusual result in today’s erratic Ferrari market, but fully values this Daytona for what it is.
1969 Fiat Shellette Beach Car
Lot # 35 1969 Fiat Shellette Beach Car; S/N 100GB1231722; Blue/Wicker; Blue, White cloth top; Estimate $45,000 – $60,000; Not evaluated; Hammered Sold at $50,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $55,000. No Reserve – – – Sold by Bonhams at Greenwich last June for $39,600. Despite the brisk weather at Amelia Island leading up to the Concours on Sunday the proximity of the Atlantic Ocean beaches appears to have encouraged the bidders to be generous toward this Shellette. [Photo courtesy Gooding & Company © 2014 Alejandro Rodriguez]
1961 Jaguar XKE SI Roadster
Lot # 38 1961 Jaguar XKE SI Roadster; S/N 875771; Engine # R3094-9; Dark Blue/Grey-Blue leather; Grey cloth top; Estimate $160,000 – $180,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $117,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $129,250. No Reserve – Flat floor, welded bonnet louvers, aluminum radiator, chrome wire wheels, blackwall tires, pushbutton radio, books, manuals, tool roll. – Unusual color, good paint and interior. Orderly engine with polished cam covers and carb dashpots shows use, cracked header porcelain. Engine is later, VIN tag is R2124-9. – And the winner is? Not the consignor of this XKE. A desirable (if uncomfortable) early flat floor, Moss gearbox model, it is let down by its later engine, an insurmountable value handicap in an early XKE. But taking that into account the price it brought is healthy and demonstrates the recent strength of XKE values. [Photo courtesy Gooding & Company © 2013 Mike Maez Photography]