Gooding & Company Amelia Island 2014 – Auction Report

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1968 Porsche 907 LH
Lot # 66 1968 Porsche 907 Longtail Endurance racer; S/N 907005; Engine # 17; White/Red cloth; Estimate $3,500,000 – $5,000,000; Competition car, original as-raced, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $3,300,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $3,630,000 – RHD. Black centerlock alloy wheels, Dunlop Racing tires – 1964 Daytona 24 Hours winner, four-time LeMans 24 Hour entrant including first in class in 1971 and second in class in 1972, 4th at Sebring in 1969. Cracked Plexiglas rear window, sound old paint, worn interior. Restored in 2010 with a correct 8-cylinder engine in 1964 Daytona configuration. Well preserved but in as raced condition. – Porsche’s first 24 hour race winning car. That alone goes a long way to explaining its price.
1906 American Tourist Touring
Lot # 68 1906 American Tourist Touring; S/N 1783; Red, Black fenders/Crimson leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $200,000 – $240,000; Older restoration, 3 condition; Not sold at Hammer bid of $170,000 – RHD. Rushmore acetylene headlights, Gray & Davis kerosene sidelights, Castle kerosene taillight, cowl-mounted Rushmore acetylene spotlight, Stewart speedometer, single spare with strapped on rear view mirror on right running board. – A Dr. Samuel Scher restoration from the 1960’s, AACA National First Prize winner around that time, sold to Richard C. Paine, Jr. and displayed many years at Seal Cove. Later owned by John O’Quinn. Carefully preserved and still attractively presented but showing age, even without any use at all in years. A handsome and attractive early American, possibly the oldest of its marque, but after decades on static display it will need no small amount of work to get back on the road where it belongs. – Sold by Bonhams in the Paine collection de-accession in 2008 for $612,000, then by RM at Hershey from the O’Quinn estate in 2012 for just $110,000. The Amelia Island Concours featured the American marque on Sunday with a massive gathering, exposure that should have helped this example find a new home. It didn’t, so it journeyed a day’s drive south after its no-sale here and was successfully sold by Auctions America in Ft. Lauderdale the next weekend for $126,500, a massive value in a big, historic American.
1969 Ferrari 206 GT Dino
Lot # 70 1969 Ferrari 206 GT Dino, Body by Pininfarina/Scaglietti; S/N 00378; Red/Black vinyl, velour; Estimate $475,000 – $550,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $580,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $638,000 – AM-FM, Cromodora centerlock wheels, Michelin Defender blackwall tires. – Decent older repaint and chrome. Aged, musty smelling original interior. Aged engine and underbody. A tired and neglected but pretty car that makes a good first impression. – One of 153 of the first series 2-liter Dinos with alloy bodies (that probably adequately compensate for the 15 fewer ponies from the 2-liter engine), this is a collector’s prize, as long as the collector is able to communicate its special nature in the absence of material visual distinction from the four thousand 246 GT Dinos. The seller was more than adequately compensated for the rarity at this exceptional price.
1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
Lot # 74 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, Body by Pininfarina/Scaglietti; S/N 15117; Engine # B1708; Yellow/Tan leather, Black stripes; Estimate $575,000 – $650,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $600,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $660,000 – P/W, Becker Mexico cassette, A/C, chrome spoke Borranis, Michelin XWX blackwalls, owner’s manuals, tool roll, jack. – Very good paint and chrome. Interior is lightly worn. Old shoulder belts. Very good dash top and instruments. Underbody sound deadening is much older than the paint and interior. Good gaps and panel fits. – Sold by RM in Houston in 2004 for $167,200; offered by Bonhams at Quail Lodge in 2009 with a high bid of $210,000; sold by RM in Monterey in 2012 for $396,000 in pretty much the condition in which it was offered here and showing only 86 more miles today, making this a 50% increase in a year and a half, a price that is representative of the current values of eye-catching, well maintained Daytonas.
1960 Triumph TR3A Roadster
Lot # 75 1960 Triumph TR3A Roadster; S/N TS57452L; Engine # TS57469E; Red/Black leatherette, white piping; Black leatherette top; Estimate $30,000 – $40,000; Recent restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $30,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $33,000. No Reserve – Hubcaps, trim rings, blackwall radial tires, fender mirrors, luggage rack, full weather equipment. – Freshly restored with good paint, chrome and interior. Very good underhood but with some oversights and overlooked details. – A thoroughly restored car with a few miles on the restoration (the odometer shows 1,376) to shake it down and work out any bugs. The Amelia Island bidders appreciated it with an appropriate price. [Photo courtesy Gooding & Company © 2013 Gooding & Company, Brian Henniker]
1966 Porsche 911 Coupe
Lot # 77 1966 Porsche 911 Coupe; S/N 305518; Engine # 909295; Irish Green/Tan leather; Estimate $120,000 – $150,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $102,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $112,200. No Reserve – Blaupunkt multiband radio, chrome wheels, Vredestein blackwall tires, folding back seat, woodrim Porsche steering wheel, Porsche CoA, – Represented as matching numbers. Sound but flawed paint, good interior, weak chrome. Underbody is done nearly like new. Engine compartment is clean, orderly and nearly like new except for some loose insulation. An attractive example – except for the paint flaws – of an increasingly valuable Porsche. – Sold by Worldwide in Auburn last August for $77,000, a result that was a very good value for an early short wheelbase 2-liter 911 at the time. Its price here more than catches up with the market’s appreciation of early 911s. [Photo courtesy Gooding & Company © 2014 Chip Riegel]
1967 Porsche 911S 2.0 Soft Window Targa
Lot # 86 1967 Porsche 911S 2.0 Soft Window Targa; S/N 500190S; Engine # 962149; Red/Black vinyl; Black leatherette top; Estimate $200,000 – $250,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $177,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $195,250 – Blaupunkt multiband radio, Porsche woodrim steering wheel, polished spoke Fuchs wheels, fog lights, off-brand radial tires, tool kit, Porsche CofA, short-throw shifter (original included.) – First owned by rally driver John Buffum. Freshly restored by Classic Showcase. Uneven passenger door fit. Good paint, chrome and interior. Fresh, sharp engine compartment with a replacement 911S engine. – It’s easy to imagine John Buffum wailing through the woods of Vermont on a fine summer’s day preparing for the Monte Carlo Rally. The price this 911S brought is representative of its condition and presentation, with little if any extra for the Buffum history and a modest deduction for the replacement engine. [Photo courtesy Gooding & Company © 2014 Gooding & Company, Brian Henniker]

[Source: Rick Carey]