Rick Cole Monterey 2014 – Auction Report

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1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing
Lot # 0900 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing; S/N 1980406500280; Engine # 1989806500289; Silver/Red; Estimate $1,400,000 – $1,800,000; Not evaluated; Hammered Sold at $1,450,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,595,000 First owner movie director Howard Hawks, represented as original engine, gearbox and body with 58,256 miles and three owners from new. – Reported bid to this price during the auction, closed later.
1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 40/50hp Piccadilly Roadster, Body by Brewster
Lot # 0910 1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 40/50hp Piccadilly Roadster, Body by Brewster; S/N S335RL; Grey, Black/Black leather; Estimate $395,000 – $425,000; Not evaluated; Not sold at Hammer bid of $357,500 – Black wire wheels, wide whitewalls, dual sidemounts, rumble seat, luggage rack, wind wings, drum headlights, overdrive. – Represented as 86,663 miles in total. – Sold by Christie’s at Pebble Beach in 2002 for $128,500, offered by Gooding at Scottsdale in January with a reported high bid of $330,000.
1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Drophead Coupe, Body by Park Ward
Lot # 0920 1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Drophead Coupe, Body by Park Ward; S/N LSHD60; Engine # S30D; Midnight Blue, Shell Grey/Grey leather; Blue cloth top; Estimate $295,000 – $325,000; Not evaluated; Not sold at Hammer bid of $291,500 – Trim rings, hubcaps, wide whitewalls, spats, fog lights, fender mirrors, books, tools, records. – Offered by Auctions America at Burbank a year ago with a reported high bid of $235,000.
1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Lot # 0930 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster; S/N 1980421100003026; Engine # 198980100002086; Red, Red hardtop/Tan; Tan top; Estimate $1,400,000 – $1,600,000; Not evaluated; Not sold at Hammer bid of $1,155,000 – Disc brakes, two tops. – Restored in 1993. –
1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback
Lot # 0940 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback; S/N 9F02Z1989914; Raven Black/Black vinyl; Not evaluated; Hammered Sold at $250,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $275,000 – KK#2044, 429/370hp, 4-speed, Traction-Lok, P/B, Magnum wheels, Polyglas GT tires – Two owners, original engine, transmission, rear axle, interior and body panels. Documented with dealer invoice, partial build sheet and Marti Report. –
1951 Hudson Hornet Brougham
Lot # 0950 ; S/N 7A71472; Gold/Ivory; Estimate $175,000 – $225,000; Not evaluated; Hammered Sold at $200,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $220,000 Twin H on the car, but not VIN says it was delivered with a 2-barrel carb. – Offered at Mecum Monterey a year ago with a reported high bid of $120,000.
1955 Ferrari 410 Sport Sports Racer
Lot # 1000 1955 Ferrari 410 Sport Sports Racer; S/N 0592CM; Engine # 0592CM; Red; Not evaluated; Post-block sale at $20,909,091 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $23,000,000 – RHD. Driver’s head fairing, single driver’s wraparound windscreen, hood scoop, Borrani wire wheels. – Built for the Carrera Panamericana, a Ferrari of legendary power and performance. Originally sold to Tony Parravano, cloudy subsequent history in Mexico, but represented as ‘original frame, original suspension, brakes, generator, starter, and steering box, together with its proper numbers matching engine, transaxle and full mechanicals, even the Weber 42 DCZ/3 carburetors and factory belly pans.’ – Reported bid to $22,111,000 after the auction, later reported sold with this result.
1965 Jaguar XKE SI 4.2 Roadster
Lot # 1010 1965 Jaguar XKE SI 4.2 Roadster; S/N 1E11004; Engine # 7E3962-9; Red/Biscuit; Black cloth top; Estimate $275,000 – $375,000; Not evaluated; Hammered Sold at $277,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $304,700 – Chrome wire wheels, blackwall tires, tools, books. – Judged 100points by JCNA three times, 11 first place awards. 62,134 miles and three owners from new. –

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  1. Lot # 0750 1974 Jaguar XKE SIII V12 Roadster; S/N UE1S23856; Silver/Black leather; Estimate $70,000 – $90,000; Not evaluated; Not sold at Hammer bid of $81,400. No Reserve – Automatic, A/C, chrome wire wheels. – 4,800 miles from new, original tires. –

    Says “No Reserve” and also says “Not sold at hammer bid of $81,400.” How can a no reserve car not be sold? Also question several cars as no sales after bidding going higher than auction company’s high pre-sale estimates! And you wonder why people are skeptical of auction companies!

  2. Thank you for the in-depth report SCD. We’ll return to Monterey August 13-15, 2015 at the Marriott Hotel near Fisherman’s Wharf. We have amazing motorcars consigned early on from satisfied customers and will make announcements soon. We look forward to once again seeing our global collector friends at Rick Cole Auctions Monterey. Only ten months to go, get your rooms now!