Gooding & Company Amelia Island 2015 – Auction Report

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2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta Convertible, Body by Pininfarina
Lot # 74 2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta Convertible, Body by Pininfarina; S/N ZFF72RHA7B0182522; Avio Metallic Azure California/Beige leather; Carbon top; Estimate $900,000 – $1,100,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $1,050,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,155,000. With Reserve – F1 gearbox, yellow calipers, SF shields, carbon-ceramic brakes, carbon fiber roof panel. – New car with about 350 miles on it, one of 80 built. – $456,000 MSRP, and as magnanimously over-priced as RM’s 599 GTB 6-speed.
1961 Porsche 356 B 1600 Super Coupe
Lot # 75 1961 Porsche 356 B 1600 Super Coupe; S/N 113267; Heron Grey/Black leather; Estimate $120,000 – $150,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $115,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $126,500. No Reserve – 1582/75hp, 4-speed, dual Weber carbs, Michelin tires, sunroof, rear luggage rack, armrests, Blaupunkt Koln pushbutton radio, VDO dash clock. – Fully restored just two years ago. Excellent paint and chrome. Only very lightly worn interior. Very tidy, detailed engine bay. In stellar condition and with desirable equipment, including a sunroof. – Sold at Worldwide’s Auburn auction in 2013 for $91,300 fresh from restoration, then offered at Bonhams Scottsdale in January 2014 with a high bid of $85,000 and Mecum Anaheim in November 2014 with a high bid of $130,000. The consignor was wise to accept the bid it brought here, the new owner took home a sound car at an appropriate price.
1953 Fiat 8V Coupe, Body by Vignale
Lot # 76 1953 Fiat 8V Coupe, Body by Vignale; S/N 106000051; Engine # 000084; Blue-Green, Dark Blue roof/Dark Blue leather, White piping; Estimate $1,600,000 – $2,000,000; Concours restoration, 1 condition; Not sold at Hammer bid of $1,200,000. With Reserve – Chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Pirelli Cinturato tires. – Restored to concours condition in 2002 in its original colors, first in the 8V class at Pebble Beach that year and still ready to show. Excellent paint, sparkling chrome, sumptuous interior, flat panels, flush fits, even gaps. – A beautiful car that occupied pride of place in the entryway of Gooding’s Amelia Island tent compound. Much more desirable that the usual Rapi-bodied 8Vs. The seller’s decision to keep it at the reported high bid is understandable, but debatable.
1957 MG A Roadster
Lot # 79 1957 MG A Roadster; S/N HDR4324225; Old English White/Black leather piped in White; Estimate $40,000 – $50,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $30,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $33,000. No Reserve – Dual SU carbs, painted centerlock wire wheels, Dunlop Road Speed tires, banjo steering wheel, tool roll, jack, wheel nut hammer, air pump, owner’s manual. – And older AACA National First Prize winning restoration, but barely used and presents like a much newer one. Excellent paint, chrome and interior. Engine bay is near spotless. The only real fault is that the trunk fit is visibly off. – The trunk can’t be opened more than about a dozen times and supported on its one-sided prop without becoming ‘off.’ A very good MGA and a responsible price that should satisfy both the buyer and the seller.
1972 Porsche 911S 2.4 Coupe
Lot # 81 1972 Porsche 911S 2.4 Coupe; S/N 9112300846; Signal Yellow/Black leatherette; Estimate $175,000 – $225,000; Recent restoration, 1- condition; Hammered Sold at $190,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $209,000. No Reserve – 2341/210hp, Bosch mechanical fuel injection, 5-speed, black center Fuchs wheels, BF Goodrich tires, sunroof, RS steel rear fender flares, VDO dash clock. – Impeccably presented and equipped with a rare sunroof. Excellent paint, interior and engine bay. A show quality 911S that will likely never be driven hard. – Sold at Gooding’s Scottsdale auction 14 months ago for $165,000, the $25,000 increase (on the hammer) is no more than early 911 escalation in the past year. No matter how that might appear, it reflects where Porsche buyers are these days: rich and willing to spend.
1972 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino
Lot # 82 1972 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino; S/N 03652; Red/Black leather, Red stripes; Estimate $350,000 – $425,000; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $325,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $357,500. With Reserve – A/C, P/W, Daytona style seats, Cromodora alloy wheels, Michelin XWX tires, mousehair covered dashboard. – 1972 LA Auto Show display car. Restored by Ferrari Classiche in 2006 with a renumbered replacement engine. Very good paint, chrome and interior. Underbody repainted over old undercoat. Superficially cleaned up engine in an unrestored compartment. Dressed up to catch the Dino wave. – This Dino looks good at ten feet, but not so good more closely viewed and should be considered fully-priced at this result. It sold at Christie’s Retromobile auction in 2003 for $86,575. When it was offered again by Christie’s at Het Loo six months later they qualified its description with a note on needing ‘thorough mechanical service’, a warning addressed by the subsequent cosmetic restoration and new engine at Ferrari Classiche. Even in the current environment with Dinos the object of avid attention it is no better than the mediocre price it brought.
1958 Fiat 1200TV Spider
Lot # 84 1958 Fiat 1200TV Spider; S/N 103G115002039; Red/Tan, Red leather; Black top; Estimate $70,000 – $90,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $60,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $66,000. No Reserve – 10898/50hp, 4-speed, single Weber carb, steel wheels with spinner wheel covers, BF Goodrich Silvertown whitewalls, black vinyl top boot, Nardi woodrim steering wheel, wood shift knob. – Three owners from new, restored in 2008 to surprisingly high standards with little use since it was completed. Impressively cute and restored to a cute standard. – While this is a modest price relative to its pre-sale estimate, it is Fiat Dino Coupe money for a 50hp 1200 Trasformabile. By that rather relative standard it is one very expensive little Fiat.
1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster
Lot # 86 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster; S/N WP0EB0914KS173720; Red/Black; Estimate $200,000 – $250,000; Unrestored original, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $200,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $220,000. No Reserve – Bosch Motronic fuel injection, black center Fuchs wheels, Bridgestone tires, snorkely brake light, climate control, power seats, Blaupunkt cassette stereo. – Originally purchased in Connecticut and has racked up just 2,316 miles since then. The paint, interior and engine bay match the mileage, resulting in a practically new Carrera Speedster, which has recently become a highly collectible submodel. – These cars shot way up in value over the last year, and have been showing up at auction with more frequency. This price was appropriate in today’s market for a car in top condition.

[Source: Rick Carey]

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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