Gooding & Company Amelia Island 2014 – Auction Report

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1949 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe
Lot # 44 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe; S/N 496268896; Madeira Maroon/Tan leather; Estimate $125,000 – $150,000; Not evaluated; Hammered Sold at $127,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $140,250. No Reserve – – – Sold by Gooding at Pebble Beach in 2011 for $126,500 in essentially the same sharp, old concours restored condition as it was here. [Photo courtesy Gooding & Company © 2014 Chip Riegel]
1972 Ferrari 246 GT Dino
Lot # 45 1972 Ferrari 246 GT Dino ; S/N 04970; Red/Black leather; Estimate $325,000 – $375,000; Cosmetic restoration, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $570,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $627,000 – Chairs and flares, Campagnolo alloy wheels, Michelin X blackwalls, Sony CD stereo, manuals, tools, US owner’s manual, tool kit. – One owner and 30,773 miles from new. Sound older repaint, worn, cracked but serviceable original interior, old seat belts. Exterior is pretty but the interior, dash and gauges are old and tired. Suspension appears to have been redone. Window channels are old and worn, with some overspray. – Heavily promoted as one of five ‘Chairs and flares’ Dinos originally US-delivered, combined with the one owner history and 30K miles, this is an exceptionally pure and well-maintained Dino. All of which, however, seems disconnected from the astounding, eye-watering, price it brought and presents the new owner with a real conundrum deciding what to do with it. At this price any risk from using it is nearly irrational, but as garage art it’s just another red Dino.
1959 Porsche RSK Spyder
Lot # 48 1959 Porsche RSK Spyder, Body by Wendler; S/N 718023; Engine # 90215; Silver/Red leatherette; Estimate $3,250,000 – $3,750,000; Competition restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $3,000,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $3,300,000 – Wraparound windscreen, plastic rim steering wheel, driver’s head fairing – Confirmed by Porsche as the original engine and transmission. Raced when new by Roy Schechter including Nassau in 1959 and the 1960 Riverside GP. Restored in 2006 in its present configuration. Doesn’t appear to have been vintage raced, just consistently maintained and preserved in very good, essentially like new, condition with better paint and upholstery. – Sold by Gooding in Scottsdale a year and two months ago for $3,135,000, a static result for a desirable Porsche.
1956 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America
Lot # 54 1956 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America, Body by Pinin Farina; S/N B24S1155; Engine # B241211; Red/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $1,250,000 – $1,550,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $1,175,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,292,500 – Cream Borrani ‘Bimetal’ disc wheels, blackwall tires, woodrim steering wheel. – Taken apart in anticipation of an enthusiast restoration decades ago, discovered in 2012. Freshly restored and better than new without being overdone. Never shown. – This has to be the best Spider America in the world, meticulously restored with fastidious attention to detail and spotless. It is ready for the concours field as, at this price, it should be. It is becoming hard to keep up with the prices of Lancia Spider Americas.
1969 Porsche 911E 2.0 Coupe
Lot # 57 1969 Porsche 911E 2.0 Coupe; S/N 119200650; Engine # 6298491; White-Grey/Tan vinyl; Estimate $100,000 – $125,000; Not evaluated; Hammered Sold at $125,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $137,500. No Reserve – Sold by Gooding at Pebble Beach in 2011 for $104,500. [Photo courtesy Gooding & Company © 2013 Alejandro Rodriguez ]
1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Roadster Henley, Body by Brewster
Lot # 58 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Roadster Henley, Body by Brewster; S/N 291AJS; Engine # A95J; Black, Crimson accent/Cognac leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $1,250,000 – $1,750,000; Not evaluated; Hammered Sold at $1,300,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,430,000 – – Not evaluated on-site. – Sold by Sotheby’s from the Rick Carroll estate in 1990 for $660,000 as an older restoration in sound but aged condition and subsequently given a comprehensive Stone Barn cosmetic restoration in the present livery. Displayed at Pebble Beach in 2003, Class winner at Amelia in 2005 and Palos Verdes in 2007. [Photo courtesy Gooding & Company © 2014 Gooding & Company, Brian Henniker]
1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Coupe, Body by Pinin Farina
Lot # 62 1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Coupe, Body by Pinin Farina; S/N 0409GT; Engine # 0409GT; Dull Grey, Eggplant roof/Burgundy leather, Grey cloth; Estimate $2,500,000 – $3,000,000; Unrestored original, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $2,300,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $2,530,000 – Silver painted Borranis, blackwall Pirelli Cinturato tires, Marchal head, fog and driving lights, extensive documentation, original tool roll, manual, brochures. – 14,224 km from new, owned 45 years by Raffaele Lacarbonara until 2012. Aged and tired but mostly original car. Chrome is peeling, upholstery is cracked and pulled. Probably too well preserved ever to be restored but for the right owner has just enough patina for some additional use not to have significant effect on its originality or value.. – Many onlookers were transfixed by this Europa GT and its history, a highly desirable combination of style, performance, originality and careful long term preservation that is avidly sought by collectors today. Based on its combination of attributes it is impossible to argue with the bidders’ determination of value. Classiche certification will add to its aura of authenticity.