1957 Porsche 356 Speedster

Russo and Steele Scottsdale 2016 – Auction Preview

The Russo and Steele Scottsdale Auction 2016 will be held January 27-31 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The 16th annual Arizona sale will see in excess of 750 automobiles cross the auction block over the five-day event, headlined by everything from an unrestored, 2,500 mile 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 to an early production 1966 Lamborghini 350 GT, and countless examples of desirable American iron.

Here are some of the highlighted cars bidders can expect:

  • 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster, This Speedster has undergone a complete restoration and wears its attractive, original color combination
  • 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 OTS, Described as a matching-numbers example, this restored 3.8L E-Type is said to have had no detail left untouched
  • 1965 Ferrari 330 GT “Shark Nose”, This 330 GT 2+2 is explained to have lived a memorable life with fascinating ownership and one-off bodywork
  • 1966 Lamborghini 350 GT, An early production example, this alloy-bodied 350 GT is said to have accrued several Best in Show awards at various Concours events following its comprehensive restoration
  • 1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang, The centerpiece of any serious Ford Mustang collection, this GT350 is dressed in the ubiquitous Sapphire Blue with Wimbledon White stripes
  • 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88, Described as a highly original example, this ’69 L88 only shows only 2,600 miles and is explained to be one of the best and most original L88s in existence
  • 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS, This US-delivered Dino has undergone a cosmetic restoration from high-end vendors and dressed in the classic Corsa Rosso next to its tan upholstery which come equipped with the Daytona-style seats
  • 1976 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera, A desirable first-year US model 930, this numbers-matching Turbo is clothed in the bold Salmon Metallic exterior on Black leather interior
  • 1990 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary, A last-of-the-breed, 25th Anniversary edition, this example is explained to have never been repainted and crucially, it lacks the bulbous federal front bumpers

A spotlight at Russo and Steele’s 2016 Scottsdale event will be on the sale of the Lindsten Collection, which is composed of many of Mopar’s shining moments. The Swedish collector will be offering all lots No-Reserve and the list of consignments should satisfy Mopar aficionados.

“We are simply elated to be offering the Lindsten Collection at Russo and Steele in Scottsdale, Arizona this January”, remarks Russo and Steele Consignment Director John Bemiss. “Classic MOPARs have certainly been one of the strongest segments of not only the once again exploding Muscle Car market, but of the entire collector automobile market as a whole. These are blue chip offerings that have been collected by one of the world’s most astute MOPAR collectors and they represent the tip-top of the pyramid of collectability. Factor in that these are all no reserve offerings and the sky is the limit.”

  • 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, Chronicled by Hemmings Muscle Machines, this Daytona was described as “perfectly restored” and is explained by the restorer to have needed to rust or damage repair during the process
  • 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda, This Super Track Pack, 4-speed ‘Cuda shows only 17,300 miles on the odometer and with its “High Impact Violet” exterior color, it doesn’t get much more striking
  • 1970 Dodge Challenger RT/SE 440/6, One of only 296 Challengers ordered as an RT/SE with the 440 Six-Pack, this Challenger is in an even more exclusive group of only 48 that are thought to exist today
  • 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda 440/6, This well-equipped, matching-numbers 440 Six-Pack ‘Cuda is described to have undergone a rotisserie restoration in 2006 and has been a member of the Lindsten Collection since 2009
  • 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger RT/SE, Unlike many of the Hemi-powered machines, this example was built with excess in mind, therefore came equipped with niceties like power steering, power brakes and even leather interior

This year’s sale will be held at Russo and Steele’s traditional site just east of North Scottsdale Road and the North Loop 101 Freeway in Scottsdale, Arizona. General admission, $20; Bidder registration, $200. Additional bidder’s guests, $50 each.

For more information, visit www.russoandsteele.com or contact +1-602-252-2697.

[Source: Russo and Steele]

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  1. Way back in the mists of time (early 1956, I was 20 years old) I went to my local VW, Porsche dealer in Pasadena, CA., Krause Motors. I placed an order for a new Porsche Speedster, a normal 1500, red body, black interior, except for one minor change, I wanted coupe seats instead of the buckets. You see, I was 6’6″ tall and needed the tilt-back seats! The order was placed and a few weeks later I was told the modification would take longer…a lot longer. I finally took delivery in the early part of 1957. The car, being built in the latter part of 1956, still had the beehive tail lights but had the over rides on the bumpers. What a car! My buddy Tom and I drove it from the LA area up to Calgary, Alberta, Canada with a number of other sports cars from a sports car club. What a grand time. I would sure like to know whether the car is still around. Unfortunately, I don’t have the VIN. Again, unfortunately, Uncle Sam wanted me so I had to sell the car…