RM Auctions Amelia Island 2014 – Auction Report

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1949 Jaguar XK 120 Alloy Roadster
Lot # 141 1949 Jaguar XK 120 Alloy Roadster; S/N 670061; Engine # W1114-8; Silver/Dark Blue leather; Blue cloth top; Estimate $350,000 – $450,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $450,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $495,000. No Reserve – RHD. Steel wheels, hubcaps, wide trim rings, Vredestein blackwall radial tires, skirts, wind wings, tribar headlights, Lucas fog lights, converted (for some obscure reason) from lefthand to righthand drive. – No engine block number. Good older restoration with some miles. Very good paint, chrome and interior. Chuck Swimmer collection. – A seasoned tour car with two Colorado Grands and a California Mille to its credit, thoroughly shaken down and meticulously maintained in nearly like new condition, a quality Jag bought entirely reasonably.
1953 Allard K3 Roadster
Lot # 144 1953 Allard K3 Roadster; S/N K3/3189; BRGreen/Tan leather; Estimate $160,000 – $200,000; Not evaluated; Hammered Sold at $200,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $220,000 – Chrysler 331/325 Hemi V-8 with dual quads, 4-speed, wire wheels, banjo spoke steering wheel – Sold by Gooding at Amelia Island in 2012 for $151,250.
1983 Ferrari 512 BBi
Lot # 145 1983 Ferrari 512 BBi; S/N ZFFJA09B000044881; Red, Black sills/Black leather; Estimate $175,000 – $200,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $200,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $220,000 – A/C, cassette stereo, Michelin TRX tires, centerlock 5-spoke alloy wheels. – Clean, mostly original car with some paintwork and filler, 23,003 km represented as original. Good original interior. – Long overlooked by collectors fascinated with Daytonas, 275 GTBs and Dinos, the flat-12 Ferraris have started to come into their own, but still represent extremely good value for money relative to contemporaries and the aforementioned hot tickets.
1965 Shelby Mustang GT350R Fastback
Lot # 147 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350R Fastback; S/N SFM5R538; White, Blue stripes/Black; Estimate $900,000 – $1,200,000; Competition restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $895,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $984,500 – Woodrim steering wheel, 5-spoke black alloy wheels, Comp T/A blackwalls, Hurst shifter, roll cage, documented with stuff that is only the dream of most old race cars. – Charlie Kemp’s 1968-69 race car with 17 straight wins, including clocking 184 mph on Daytona’s back straight (before the bus stop) in 1969. Restored to as-raced condition by Charlie Kemp and his chief mechanic, Pete Hood, using the old parts including those developed by Hood to make this the best GT350R ever. Orderly but not fresh vintage race car. Warped hood, scratched rear window. Decent paint. Unmatched history and remarkable undamaged with mostly original body panels and even the original Mustang VIN on the front fender apron. Charlie Kemp collection. – If there is a million-dollar GT350 it is this car, with a fabulous racing history and an impeccable history, sold by the driver who whomped the competition to three SCCA National Championships. Buy a legendary car from the guy who developed and drove it in the Sixties? Priceless.
1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster
Lot # 149 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster; S/N 12104010020361; White/Red leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $150,000 – $200,000; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $130,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $143,000. No Reserve – AM-FM, hubcaps, trim rings, whitewalls, Solex carbs, side facing rear seat. – Freshly restored to auction car standards. Good paint, chrome and interior. Engine looks good on top, not so good underneath. Overspray in wheel wells. – A mediocre driver quality 190SL sold at the Leake Tulsa auction in 2013 for $121,000, and brought a reasonable price here in Amelia Island nine months later.
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet
Lot # 151 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet; S/N 11102712002841; Engine # 11898012002543; Anthracite Grey/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $185,000 – $235,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $305,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $335,500 – Automatic, P/W, A/C, Becker Europa AM-FM, console, wheel covers, narrow whitewalls, fog lights, limited slip axle, owner’s and parts manuals, tool roll, jack, wheel chock. – Good repaint, top, chrome, original interior and wood trim. Clean and orderly underhood, good old underbody. A reassuring car with 56,553 miles from new represented as original paint but suspect on the car. – The bidders bit on the original paint and paid a big premium for this 280SE 3.5. Even if the paint’s been lightly touched up it is a superbly maintained and preserved car that will give its new owner bragging rights, albeit at heavy cost.
1958 BMW 507 Series II Roadster
Lot # 152 1958 BMW 507 Series II Roadster; S/N 70156; Engine # 40024; Grey/Red leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $1,400,000 – $1,800,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $2,200,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $2,420,000 – Rudge wheels, whitewall tires, Becker Europa II multiband radio, two tops. – Good paint job, good upholstery only lightly stretched. Weak windshield frame and taillight chrome. Acquired by Malcom Pray from its first owner in 1972, updated and refreshed from time to time but largely original and choice. Sold with its original (40167) engine and unrestored hardtop. Malcolm S. Pray, Jr. collection. – This 507 is just about everything a collector could desire, as is the price it brought for the Pray Achievement Center’s endowment. It brought a third more than Gooding got yesterday for their comparable Series II 507, a credit to this car’s history, preservation and equipment.
1938 SS Jaguar 100 3 1/2 Liter Roadster
Lot # 157 1938 SS Jaguar 100 3 1/2 Liter Roadster; S/N 39010; Engine # M1398E; BR Green/Biscuit leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $300,000 – $400,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $410,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $451,000 – RHD. Silver painted wire wheels, Dunlop bias ply tires, folding windshield, dual aeroscreens, windshield post mounted minors, rear-mounted spare, Lucas fog lights, headlight stoneguards. – A good older restoration done to better than driver but less than concours condition. Very good paint, chrome and upholstery. Chassis and underbody leave a little to be desired and show age and use. Later engine of the correct original type. Malcolm S. Pray, Jr. collection. – Sold by RM at Monterey in 1998 for $197,522 where it was represented, and presented, as a solid original older restoration with the 3 1/2 liter engine as originally delivered. It’s no less good today from Malcolm Pray’s collection, just 2 times more valuable.
1934 Auburn Twelve Salon Speedster
Lot # 159 1934 Auburn Twelve Salon Speedster; S/N 1122E; Engine # BB 2530; Maroon, Silver/Grey leather; Estimate $275,000 – $350,000; Rebodied or re-created, 1- condition; Hammered Sold at $260,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $286,000 – Chrome wire wheels, wide whitewall tries, dual enclosed sidemounts, single Pilot-Ray, Motorola radio with steering column controls. – An older concours quality rebodied restoration showing a little age and use. 1990 Pebble Beach Best in Class and A-C-D Festival Best Auburn when owned by Gordon Apker. Polisher swirled paint and chrome, lightly creased upholstery, otherwise impossible to fault in any meaningful way. Malcolm S. Pray, Jr. collection. – Auburn Twelve Speedsters are cherished collector cars, as this result for a quality rebody indicates.
1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Cabriolet Sportsman
Lot # 160 1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Cabriolet Sportsman; S/N 8121163F; Engine # FC2133; Cigarette Cream/Crimson leather; Estimate $200,000 – $300,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $200,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $220,000. No Reserve – Radio, outside exhaust headpipes, large hubcaps, wide whitewalls, later supercharged engine, renumbered 1936 chassis. – Very good older paint, chrome and interior. Underbody is done and orderly with use showing appropriate to the 999 miles on the odometer. Malcolm S. Pray, Jr. Collection. – While this supercharged Cord 812 is not what it purports to be it is everything it should be, an inherently desirable original Sportsman with later supercharged engine bought entirely reasonably.

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  1. thanks once again for a wonderfull gallery of cars, for me, the pick of the bunch is 1937 delahaye 135 – they just don`t them like this anymore, beautifull cars of a bygone era.

  2. My vote is the BNC. I love adapted flatheads, particularly the baby V8-60’s. The cool thing about it is that it can race and tour pretty much everywhere. The price isn’t cheap, but it’s so, achingly, original in a way most of the collectors who part with high six- and low seven-figure prices for ‘barn find’ cars can’t conceive. Can you imagine this flathead BNC on the Mille Miglia? The Italians would swoon over it.