Gooding & Company Pebble Beach 2010 – Auction Report

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1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4, Body by Pininfarina
Lot # 069 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 14959; Engine # 0121 (Internal #); Marrone Metallic (Brown)/Tan leather; Estimate $110,000 - $140,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $100,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $110,000 -- Becker Mexico cassette, chrome spoke Borranis, A/C. Original tool kit and paperwork. Fair clearcoat repaint. Very attractive new upholstery. Road dust and oil mist underhood. A driver with only 36,828 miles, but with a lovely interior. No Reserve. I dislike the glossy clearcoat repaint, which makes the car look like a rootbeer lozenge, but that's personal. It is an attractively maintained and thoughtfully refurbished example of its type, inherently desirable and highly enjoyable with most of the attributes of a Daytona and room in the back for kids, dogs or luggage. It is on the money at this price.
1927 Lancia Lambda Torpedo Tourer
Lot # 071 1927 Lancia Lambda Torpedo Tourer; S/N 17176; Engine # 7203; Red/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $150,000 - $200,000; Recent restoration, 2- condition; Not sold at a Hammer bid of $140,000 -- RHD. Red wire wheels, rear-mounted spare and Jaeger four day clock. Outstanding restoration to like new condition in Australia in 1995 with only two small repairable paint blemishes. Age and wear apparent under the hood and on the chassis but still will be driven and toured proudly. This bid is so close to the low estimate it's surprising it couldn't have been closed with a little encouragement of the seller and sharing of the buyer's premium.
1958 Jaguar XK 150S 3.4 Roadster
Lot # 073 1958 Jaguar XK 150S 3.4 Roadster; S/N S830843DN; Engine # VS11339; Cotswold blue/Grey leather; Estimate $130,000 - $150,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $145,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $159,500 -- Chrome wire wheels, overdrive, blackwall tires, driving lights, fender mirrors. Excellent paint, body and gaps. A superb concours restoration of a California car its whole life that his been enjoyed on the road and on the field. Fully sorted and ready to drive, needing only a show detail to head back to JNCA events. Comes with JDHT certificate, nearly full tool roll, original owner's manual and tonneau cover. A very attractive, well-maintained Jaguar in one of the most desirable of all XK-series configurations. The price it brought reflects its satisfying presentation and visual appeal.
1967 Jaguar XKE SI 4.2 Roadster
Lot # 076 1967 Jaguar XKE SI 4.2 Roadster; S/N 1E14843; Engine # 7E124199; Midnight blue/Red leather; Blue cloth top; Estimate $130,000 - $160,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $115,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $126,500 -- Chrome wire wheels, blackwall tires. Two owners from new with the original owner keeping it until 2008. Freshly cosmetically restored and fully serviced. Polished up underhood. Interior color changed from Dark Blue to Red. A gorgeous Jag in better than showroom condition. While some might find fault with the integrity of the interior color change, the effect on the car is terrific, giving it a dose of eye appeal that is reflected in the price it brought. This is the most desirable of all E-types (aside from the outside bonnet latch, flat floor, welded louver cars prized on account of their early production status) with big engine, better gearbox and comfortable seats in the original XKE covered headlight design. The price is appropriate for its condition in today's market.
1966 Chevrolet Corvette 427/425 Roadster
Lot # 101 1966 Chevrolet Corvette 427/425 Roadster; S/N 194676S111114; Engine # T0106IP 6111114; Silver/Black vinyl; Estimate $140,000 - $160,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $97,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $107,250 -- 427/425hp, 4-speed, F41 suspension, 4.11 Positraction, AM-FM, spinner wheel covers, side exhausts, hardtop. NCRS Top Flight restoration that is still fresh and sharp with excellent cosmetics. No Reserve. Sold at Mecum's Indianapolis auction a few months ago for $116,600, a costly turn and no doubt a big disappointment for the consignor. While extremely desirable and great running-driving cars the '66 4-barrel big blocks are overshadowed by their later Tri-Power brethren among most collectors and this is a modest, but not an unreasonable price for this example.
1968 Lamborghini Islero
Lot # 102 1968 Lamborghini Islero, Body by Marazzi; S/N 6204; Engine # 2187; Black/Parchment leather; Estimate $150,000 - $200,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; Not sold at a Hammer bid of $110,000 -- Becker Mexico multiband with power antenna, P/W, centerlock alloy wheels. Mediocre older repaint, otherwise original and appropriate to the 43,043 km on the odometer. New master cylinder. Lightly soiled interior. Recent $20,000 service. A Hundred Thousand or a little more is all the money for a mediocre Islero, even with the service completed.
1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback
Lot # 103 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback; S/N SFM5S413; White, Blue stripe/Black vinyl; Estimate $150,000 - $200,000; Older restoration, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $165,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $181,500 -- R-style nose, 5-spoke Shelby wheels, AM-FM, headers, aftermarket dual oil filter and cooler, side outlet exhausts, woodrim steering wheel. Old redo with plenty of modifications and aged shiny paint under the hood. Driver's seat seams pulled. Stored 15 years and in need of much work. The bidders recognized the potential of this first year Shelby Mustang and paid dearly for it. When it's been brought back to life and put right by specialists it'll be worth something like a hundred thousand more (assuming it gets done before something drastic happens to the marketplace.) It's no bargain, but neither is it unrealistically expensive.
1938 SS Jaguar 100 3 1/2 Liter Roadster
Lot # 104 1938 SS Jaguar 100 3 1/2 Liter Roadster; S/N 39048; Engine # M549E; OEWhite/Red leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $375,000 - $450,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $335,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $368,500 -- RHD. Chrome wire wheels, blackwall tires, dual rear-mounted spares, driving lights, stoneguards, folding windshield with dual aeroscreens. Known history since the mid 1960's when it was restored in the U.S. for Ken Gardner, winning its CCCA Primary in 1970 with 99.25 points and AACA National First Prize in 1972. Then owned for 25 years by Bernard Nevoral who had it repainted during his ownership. Correctly configured with its original matching numbers 3 1/2 litre engine and now with an enviable patina from years of ownership and preservation by informed collectors. Ideal for road events now, eventually this SS Jaguar will warrant a concours restoration that will be relatively straightforward. At its price today it is a sound value.
1912 Premier Model 6-60 Roadster
Lot # 105 1912 Premier Model 6-60 Roadster; S/N 4362; Engine # 4362; Cream/Dark Red leather; Beige cloth top; Estimate $200,000 - $300,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $270,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $297,000 -- RHD. Taupe wood spoke wheels, whitewalls, dual rear-mounted spares, luggage trunk, Warner speedometer and clock, Gray & Davis kerosene sidelights, Premier acetylene headlights, air starter. Good older restoration with some age and tour miles. A highly presentable tour car that will show with pride at the end of a day's run but has been on display for two decades or more and will need comprehensive re-commissioning. Nethercutt Collection This is a relic, but a choice relic from one of America's great collections and brought a price that reflects its inherent quality, completeness and preservation.
1940 Cadillac Series 90 V-16 Sport Coupe, Body by Derham
Lot # 108 1940 Cadillac Series 90 V-16 Sport Coupe, Body by Derham; S/N 5320042; Engine # 5320042; Burgundy, Derham padded roof/Red patterned mohair; Estimate $150,000 - $225,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $160,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $176,000 -- Covered sidemounts, wide whitewalls. Paint chipped and spidering and driver's door out of alignment. Chrome still very nice. Interior and dash still perfect. The last year of the mighty sixteen in the form of an enormous coupe with custom coachwork by Derham for H.G. Haskell of E.I. duPont. Restored for J.B. Nethercutt years ago in this rather gaudy color combination of Ruby Red with White padded roof and upholstered in a vivid but very attractive patterned mohair cloth sourced from France. Not run in years and needs comprehensive attention before being used. Nethercutt Collection. A well known car from one of America's premier collections that is well worth the money. When re-restored it will be a crowd pleaser at concours lucky enough to display it.
1925 Renault Model 45 Touring
Lot # 109 1925 Renault Model 45 Touring, Body by Manessius(?); S/N 139416; Engine # C914NF254; White; tan cloth/Tan leather; Estimate $200,000 - $300,000; Concours restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $340,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $374,000 -- RHD. Wood spoke artillery wheels, blackwall tires, dual sidemounts with mirrors. Phares Besnard headlamps and Marchal tail lamps, Swiss eight day clock. A comprehensive 1980's restoration that still looks very fresh. Immaculate tan interior with ornately stitched door panels. Engine is stuck. Nethercutt Collection. One of the pinnacles of Twenties luxury and engineering, with power from a gigantic 9.2 litre inline six. Sold for a good bit over high estimate and still needs to be taken to a shop to have the motor unstuck and sorted. Comparable with a Rolls-Royce at the time and regarded by some as even better and built to higher standards, the price realized reflects a discerning audience who recognized its quality and rarity.
1963 Cadillac Series 75 8-Passenger Sedan
Lot # 110 1963 Cadillac Series 75 8-Passenger Sedan, Body by Fleetwood; S/N; Engine # 63R053755; Cordovan maroon; Black padded roof/Grey cord; Estimate $30,000 - $50,000; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $24,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $26,400 -- Autronic eye, A/C, P/W, rear clock, division, wheel covers, narrow whitewalls, jump seats. Maintained by car guys since new, hence its outstanding original condition and cleanliness throughout. Needs nothing. Nethercutt Collection. No Reserve. Paint stated to be mostly original but there has been at least a partial repaint evidenced by very fine masking lines on the front doors and fenders. The price paid here seems to be in line sith that these big chauffeured cars typically bring, with little premium for its exceptional originality.