Gooding and Company Pebble Beach 2014 – Auction Report

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1968 Ferrari 206 GT Dino Coupe
Lot # 107 1968 Ferrari 206 GT Dino Coupe; S/N 00126; Yellow/Black vinyl, Grey cloth inserts; Estimate $600,000 – $700,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $680,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $748,000 – Cromodora wheels, Michelin XWX tires, open headlights. – Excellent paint and chrome. Good interior except for stretched and wrinkled seat inserts. Underbody is like new. Crisp gauges and clear lenses. An unusually good little Dino. – A much better condition Dino 206 than the Maranello Rosso example sold Thursday by Bonhams for $572,000, although it is debatable if it’s $176,000 better. Maybe it’s the bright yellow paint. This is two-thirds of a million dollars for a Dino 206, though, more than Gooding’s Daytona lot number 33. It’s hard to put that in perspective.
1963 Maserati 3500GT Coupe, Body by Touring;
Lot # 108 1963 Maserati 3500GT Coupe, Body by Touring; S/N AM1011580; Red/Black leather; Estimate $150,000 – $200,000; Unrestored original, 4 condition; Hammered Sold at $140,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $154,000. No Reserve – 3485/265hp, triple Weber carbs, 5-speed, steel wheels, Cinturato tires, dash clock, locking filler cap and glovebox, Broadcast push button radio. – Tired, chipping, scratched paint. Dull, pitted chrome. Shabby wheels and engine bay. Corrosion in the floorboards. Newer leather and carpets, and a strong interior overall. Fresh out of 25 years of storage. Its deterioration does not match the 2,655 kilometers showing on the odometer, and the history before its long-term storage is unknown. Should be restored. – With the rusty floorboards it probably won’t be driven very long but it’s a great basis for restoration. The price it brought is reasonable for its condition and the new owner should be satisfied with the car and with the price paid.
1968 Ferrari 330 GTC Coupe, Body by Pininfarina
Lot # 109 1968 Ferrari 330 GTC Coupe, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 11113; Silver/Red leather; Estimate $600,000 – $700,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $620,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $682,000 – 3867/300hp, Ansa exhaust, 5-speed, Borrani wire wheels, Michelin tires, wood-rimmed steering wheel, Becker Europa TR radio, wood dash, dash clock. – Very strong older repaint with a couple of dings. Mellowed, lightly worn interior. Strong, not exquisite chrome. Tidy underneath. High miles, showing 80,561, but lovely and well kept. In the same family for 23 years. – A GTC that has many years of enjoyable driving before it, soundly maintained and treated to what it needed when it needed it. This is a sound value.
1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Berlinetta
Lot # 113 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Berlinetta; S/N 07993; White/Red leather; Estimate $3,750,000 – $4,250,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $4,200,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $4,620,000 – 3285/300hp, six Weber carbs, SNAP exhaust extractors, 5-speed, alloy body, long nose, Borrani wire wheels, Michelin tires, wood-rimmed steering wheel, Blaupunkt AM/FM radio, red leather covered dashboard, console arm rest, bright fender side vents. – Tired paint with chips in the nose and some small cracks starting on the tail and around the radio antenna. Strong interior. Lightly worn seats. Used but tidy engine bay and undercarriage. Ordered new by Haitian diplomat Albert Silvera in electric blue. Sergio Scaglietti then trimmed the dashboard in red leather and fit a custom armrest, headrests, removable seat cushions and radio console as well as chrome trim on the fender and sail-panel vents. Other than a repaint in white, it has remained unrestored and shows just 21,205 miles. Engine internal number 848/64. Ferrari certificate of authenticity. – By this week’s standards this alloy body, six-Weber, custom feature 275 GTB is something of a good value even within $50K of its upper estimate. Bought new by Haitian diplomat Albert Silvera, it probably took full advantage of his diplomatic plates and immunity on the roads of Florida when new. Its somewhat aged condition affects the value, but commends itself to a buyer wanting to take full advantage of its performance.
1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 40/50hp Playboy Roadster, Body by Brewster
Lot # 114 1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 40/50hp Playboy Roadster, Body by Brewster; S/N S400RK; Blue/Red leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $250,000 – $350,000; Older restoration, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $240,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $264,000. No Reserve – 7428/85hp, 3-speed, polished wheel discs, Firestone wide whitewall tires, Bausch & Lomb headlamps, dual sidemount spares, rumble seat, luggage rack, trunk with black cloth cover, Spirit of Ecstasy radiator mascot, wood dash and window trim, Seth Thomas dash clock, rear wheel brakes. – Decent paint with some cracks and bubbles. Tired, significantly worn upholstery and top. One of 28 Brewster Playboy Roadsters built, originally a Willoughby ‘Mayfair’ sedan, later retrofitted with this body. Displayed at the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance in 2013. Recent mechanical work, but has the presentation of a tired older restoration. – Sold by RM at Amelia in 2013 for $313,500, a not terrifically satisfying result here that cost the consignor (or someone along the line) $70 Large. A quality car for a reasonable price, the new owner should be satisfied with both the car and the price.
1956 Maserati 250F Grand Prix
Lot # 115 1956 Maserati 250F Grand Prix; S/N 2525; Dark Red/Black leather; Estimate $4,000,000 – $6,000,000; Competition restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $4,200,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $4,620,000 – Silver painted wire wheels, black exhaust pipes, Dunlop Racing tires. – Winner of the 1956 Italian GP at Monza driven by Stirling Moss, sold in November 1956 to Tony Parravano but not raced subsequently, then through several important collections and raced in many top tier historic events. Freshly repainted but otherwise a sound, recently cleaned up race car that looks like the purposeful tool it is. Running a high performance engine built by Shawn Thomas, original engine is being restored and will be supplied to the new owner when it is completed. – Without a doubt one of the most desirable early front-engined GP cars, renowned for its performance, reliability and handling. Only one GP win might diminish the appeal of most GP cars but Stirling Moss’s win at Monza is more than enough to cement the importance of this 250F and make its acquisition for this price a very good value.
1962 Shelby Cobra 260 Roadster
Lot # 117 1962 Shelby Cobra 260 Roadster; S/N CSX 2005; Metallic Blue/Black leather; Estimate $2,000,000 – $2,400,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; Not sold at Hammer bid of $1,700,000 – 260/260hp, 2-barrel carb, silver painted wire wheels, Goodyear Blue Streak tires, braced driver’s paperclip rollbar, no bumpers. – Early 260 Cobra with correct 2-barrel carb and many early details, movie used in ‘The Killers’, later used in the Shelby driving school and featured in magazines. Very good paint, chrome and interior. Freshly restored like new in its driving school livery and represented as the original engine. Extensively documented. – An intriguing history and beautiful, accurate restoration, but in the end a footnote in Cobra history for which the reported high bid was entirely reasonable.
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta
Lot # 120 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta; S/N 3113GT; Silver-Grey/Black leather; Estimate -; Cosmetic restoration, 2- condition; Not sold at Hammer bid of $10,000,000 – Chrome spoke Borranis, Pirelli Cinturato tires, fog lights in grille, tall shifter. – First owned by Doris Blackwood for 16 years. Very good older paint, chrome and interior. Precise panel fits and tight, even gaps. Engine compartment and underbody have been done like new and now show some miles with a little oil and road grit. Original driver’s seat covering is lightly stretched. A quality Ferrari represented to have 34,373 miles from new that has never needed restoration. – Doris Blackwood must have been quite a gal, but even the story of her adventures and long term ownership fails to explain why the reported high bid wasn’t enough to see this standard, steel-bodied SWB on its way to a new home, a sign that even the best-informed can succumb to the temptation to consign at an irrational reserve in the hope it will attract frantic bidding and the auction companies to sign on to the hysteria.