Gooding & Company Amelia Island 2015 – Auction Report

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1973 Porsche 911S 2.4 Coupe
Lot # 43 1973 Porsche 911S 2.4 Coupe; S/N 911330535; Light Ivory/Black leatherette; Estimate $200,000 – $240,000; Cosmetic restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $142,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $156,750. No Reserve – 2341/190hp, 5-speed, Bosch mechanical fuel injection, Fuchs wheels, Michelin tires, air conditioning, radio delete, VDO dash clock. – Italian market car. Cosmetically refreshed a few years ago with new paint and interior other than what is claimed to be the original seat upholstery. Very good paint other than a chip on the filler cap. Excellent interior. Clean engine bay and undercarriage. A desirable 911S in honest and refreshingly original condition. – Having had no more work done to it than was necessary to keep it going and reasonably presented, this Euro spec 190hp 911S is unusually encouraging. It didn’t come close to its low estimate but brought a realistic price for its specifications and condition and the new owner shouldn’t expect many, if any, unpleasant surprises.
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Coupe, Body by Scaglietti
Lot # 44; S/N 09489; Bleu Chiaro/Black leather; Estimate $3,400,000 – $3,800,000; Unrestored original, 4+ condition; Hammered Sold at $3,000,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $3,300,000. With Reserve – Centerlock alloy wheels, old Michelin X tires, Blaupunkt AM-FM, old set of Borrani wire wheels included. – Stored since 1982, and not well. Flawed, cracking old repaint with masking holidays over shrinking filler. Driver’s seat seam pulled, dirty engine, rusty right door bottom. Not as built, but still charmingly original although needing complete mechanical attention. – The only 4-cam 275 in this year’s Amelia Island auctions, the bidders ignored what it will cost to make it run and drive, let alone what it will take to make it presentable, and paid restored a full retail 275 GTB/4 price for a car that will inhale another low six-figure sum before it can be used. It is seriously expensive, even under the low estimate.
1961 Jaguar XKE SI flat floor Roadster
Lot # 46 1961 Jaguar XKE SI flat floor Roadster; S/N 875206; Old English White/Red leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $350,000 – $450,000; Recent restoration, 1 condition; Hammered Sold at $380,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $418,000. With Reserve – Chrome wire wheels, Dunlop RS5 blackwall tires, outside bonnet latch, welded louver. – Fresh JCNA 99.99 point judged. JDHT certificate documented. Flawless but not overdone. – This is, for some reason, the E-type everyone wants, with all the early details including cramped footwells, Moss gearbox and uncomfortable seats, and this is what it costs to own one. It is too good to be driven, which is just as well because a normal-sized American male would need to have toes amputated to fit the driver’s footwell.
1999 Ferrari F355 Fiorano Spider, Body by Pininfarina
Lot # 47 1999 Ferrari F355 Fiorano Spider, Body by Pininfarina; S/N ZFFXR48A0X0116495; Silver/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $100,000 – $125,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $180,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $198,000. No Reserve – Paddle shift, CD stereo, SF shields, red calipers, A/C, P/W, power seats, Tubi exhaust. – Spotless underbody. Clean and essentially like new showing 13,338 miles on the odometer. Belt serviced in 2013. – One of 104 Serie Fiorano built with upgraded Challenge features including carbon fiber interior trim, Challenge rear grille and uprated suspension, this is a $90,000 car for which double the money was paid. Go figure.
1974 Maserati Bora 4.9 Coupe
Lot # 49 1974 Maserati Bora 4.9 Coupe; S/N AM11749US688; Black/Mustard Yellow leather; Estimate $225,000 – $275,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $165,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $181,500. No Reserve – Blaupunkt cassette stereo, alloy wheels, Michelin MXV4 blackwalls, U.S.-spec, books, tools, Maserati Classiche papers, original owner’s manual. – Sound but quick older repaint, sound interior with worn and cracked driver’s seat, good stainless roof. Old undercoat in wheelwells. Engine and chassis are cleaned up and repainted in place.. An honest old car that probably is neither more nor less than it appears to be. – If the Sebring sold here earlier today and this 4.9 Bora are any indication, the Maserati market is on a steep upward slope. It was less than a year ago that 4.9 Boras inched into six figures, now this mediocre example is pushing $200K although it is still half the price of its contemporary super car, the Ferrari 365 GT4 BB (see Lot #54.)
1967 Ferrari 330 GTC
Lot # 50 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC; S/N 10671; Smoke Gray/Cream leather; Estimate $900,000 – $1,100,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $850,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $935,000. With Reserve – Chrome spoke Borranis, Michelin XWX tires, P/W, Blaupunkt AM-FM. – Good paint and chrome. Good surface creased re-dyed upholstery. Underbody painted over old undercoat. A few minor paint flaws. First owned by Edwin Perona, son of the El Morocco nightclub owner. Repaired in Italy after crashing the driver’s side in 1969 and stored from then until 2001. Driven about 2,000 miles since and now showing 11,171 miles. Not restored but sound and usable. – An attractive color and a refreshing change from ubiquitous red, with a somewhat troubling accident history that supports the price it brought here.
1967 Mercedes-Benz 230S 4-Dr. Sedan
Lot # 51 1967 Mercedes-Benz 230S 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N 11101012103837; Gray/Tan leather with cloth inserts; Estimate $35,000 – $45,000; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $50,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $55,000. No Reserve – 2308/135hp, automatic, dual carbs, steel wheels with body color hub caps, Michelin tires, VDO dash clock, Euro headlights. – Believed to be (and appears to be) the original paint and interior, including the wood, although the 86,281 miles on the odometer would lead you to believe that there should be more wear and tear than there is. Very clean underneath and no major flaws in the paint or interior. It’s a sound, pretty, driver-quality fintail Mercedes sedan. – An experienced Mercedes-Benz dealer/restorer was agog at the preservation of this finback, amazed at its survival in such good, attractive, well-maintained condition. ‘Rare’ hardly begins to describe its survival and it is the essence of a magnificent ‘barn-find’ without the dirt, grunge and rot so often concomitant with the category. Its over-estimate price was unusual for this year’s Amelia Island auctions, but fully deserved by the car’s condition. For rarity, it makes 190SLs look as common as Fords.
1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB Coupe, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti
Lot # 54 1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB Coupe, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 18001; Black/Black leather, white stripes; Estimate $425,000 – $475,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $365,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $401,500. With Reserve – A/C, Voxson 8-track stereo, 5-spoke alloy wheels, Pirelli P600 tires in front, P7s in the rear on 9-inch wheels. – Sound repaint but with masking holidays. underbody has original undercoat. Good interior with some seat cushion stretch. Orderly but not fresh engine compartment. Road grimy chassis and ugly under the engine cover. Big paint blisters on the nose. No Federalization plate. Dressed up for the auction. – The Amelia Island bidders weren’t misled into spending a bundle on this BB, a model that has only recently begun to flirt with half-million dollar values. At this price it can be treated to some needed attention without undue expense and is a sound value.

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  1. i like the way the auction is covered. I enjoy this digest a lot. I would like to know what it cost a seller who will not sell because it did not meet the reserve. Thank you ts