5:30, August 24th & 25th
Monterey Conference Center
1 Portola Plaza
United States 93940
RM was a small Canadian company when it took over the Monterey Sportscar auction in the late 1990s from Rick Cole. Rick Cole had run a series of relatively successful classic car auctions back in the 1980s with various Sports and Racing cars on offer including a Ferrari 250P and Shelby Daytona Coupe although they end of the speculative market saw the end of their stint. RM saw exponential growth through the early 2000s and the latter end of the decade mirrored the strength of the overall market while the post GFC boom saw them top $100 million in 2013. Since then they have managed to consign four different headline cars that have topped $20 million and hit a record $167 million in 2015, indeed every year since 2013 has seen RM average more than $1 million per car. Aside from numbers, Gooding and RM were battling each other for both the highest gross and top sale and based on recent performance RM have secured the title of pinnacle Monterey auction house.
Date – Sold/Offered (%) – Gross Total – High sale
17/8/07 172/185 (93%) $40,837,350 $4,400,000 1935 Duesenberg SJ
15/8/08 146/174 (83%) $45,986,900 $4,510,000 1959 Ferrari 250GT SWB
13/8/09 255/287 (89%) $41,886,900 $2,530,000 1952 Jaguar C-Type
12/8/10 208/221 (94%) $67,806,100 $4,620,000 1954 Ferrari 375MM & 1938 Talbot-Lago T150C SS
19/8/11 123/144 (85%) $78,192,700 $9,680,000 1937 Meredes-Benz 540K Spezial Roadster
17/8/12 106/119 (89%) $95,739,150 $11,000,000 1968 Ford GT40/ Mirage
15/8/13 104/119 (87%) $125,086,750 $27,500,000 1967 Ferrari 275GTB/4 Nart Spider
15/8/14 120/129 (93%) $143,403,250 $26,400,000 1964 Ferrari 275GTB
13/8/15 129/150 (86%) $167,521,500 $17,600,000 1964 Ferrari 250LM
19/8/16 82/100 (82%) $117,925,000 $21,780,000 1955 Jaguar D-Type
18/8/17 103/116 (89%) $132,781,450 $22,550,000 1956 Aston Martin DBR1
RM posted a teaser video in June with the sound of a screaming V12 setting the scene for the biggest offering this year, arguably this decade, maybe ever. The 250GTO on offer, #3413GT is the 3rd of just 36 GTOs ever made and one of only three that were later fitted with the Pininfarina designed Series II coachwork. its early history began with use as the Scuderia Ferrari spare car at the 1962 Targa Florio before sale to Lualdi-Gabardi who raced it extensively in the Italian dmomestic series before it was rebodied and continued racing through 1964. After decades with various British experts incl. Neil Corner and Lord Bamford, #3413GT passed to Japan, the UK and later to the former Chief Software architect of Microsoft, Gregory Whitten in the USA, Noted to have never been restored but instead simply maintained to fantastic condition which is actually a benefit at this level and allows a potential buyer the option to restore it completely or just drive and maintain,
Christies sold #4561SA at Monaco back in 1987 and since there have been another five public sales via auction. Just three of those six sales were actually successful (#3607GT at Sothebys Monaco ’90 and #3851GT at Bonhams Quail Lodge in 2014 the other two) while the other three offerings failed. Poulain le Fur offered #3445GT in 1991, the Auction offered #3769 at Las Vegas in 1991 and #4293GT was offered at Brooks Gstaad auction in 2000. The 1980s classic auto speculation had crashed by 1991 and two owners were left with cars they couldn’t afford to own and couldn’t afford to let go at less than the loan secured against them, that only explains two of them while #4293GT was anything but. Offered in 2000 when the current market was in its infancy #4293GT was one of the very best GTO and yet it was priced like it was, with contemporary cars selling for $5 – 10 million and the seller asking $12 – 14 million it was always going to be a heavy ask. While there have only been six public sales, there are on average one to two private sales each year and this year has already seen two with #3387GT sold after a year of failed marketing by Talacrest while #4153GT sold privately to the USA. Noone knows how much #3387GT fetched but #4153GT sold somewhere north of $60 million.
Comparisons between #3413GT and others are easy, there is very much a GTO pecking order and it revolves around originality, spec, provenance and race history. At the very top of the order is the cars that combine excellent race history (one of the race winners or one of the cars that finished in the top 5 at Le Mans), excellent provenance with clear ownership trail and no crashes and bodywork changes. At the other end are cars that lack one or more of these attributes, #3851GT had been crashed and killed at least one driver with a sundry lack of provenance, #3445GT was once rebodied by Drogo which means it can never be original again while #4561SA was a 330GTO which would make some buyers worry about purity. #3413GT has A+ provenance and A class originality which are huge advantages but these are countered by a race history that would be C grade and for many the Series II coachwork, no matter how authentic would see it get a D for spec. Compared to a car such as #4153GT or #4293GT which are $60 – 75 million all day long show that while this car has most of the attributes, it doesn’t have all of them and this will hurt the price but then it is also much better than #3851GT so somewhere in the middle.
Discussion on Ferrarichat revealed that RM Sothebys has apparently secured a guaranteed bidder at the low estimate. This is someone who is willing and able to pay the $45 million and has essentially underwritten the sale because of it. In exchange for a lower or no buyers premium they have then ensured RM can also guarantee that the vendor will get a contracted minimum for their car. Lest anyone be concerned with the ethical side of this or the legality, the fact remains anyone qualified can register to bid and do so without constraint. If anything is a win-win-win it is this situation. While RM have offered a $45 – 60 million estimate and any of those figures will make it the most expensive car ever sold at auction, I think somewhere around the $50 million mark seems logical, perhaps even $55 million and there is value, even at that amount. Bravo to both RM, Greg Whitten and whoever buys this stunning car.
Aston Martin were one of the better sportscar racing teams with owner David Brown supporting an evolutionary system through the 1950s, the epic DB3, DB3S and DBR series all bringing Aston closer to its first Le Mans win. Despite the worthy influence of John Wyer, David Brown had shown a startling habit of chasing the impossible as seen with the huge amount of money thrown at the Lagonda V12 project which was the original white elephant. While that program developed a chassis that was then adapted for the DBR2 it also showed a worrying lack of depth of insight with regards to risks and rewards. This recklessness returned when David Brown decided that having won Le Mans and the WEC championship in 1959 he would withdraw from endurance racing to compete in Formula 1 with the front engined DBR4 and improved DBR5. At a time when BRM, Cooper, Lotus were all moving to rear engined cars, this was too little, too late and a complete waste of time although DB4 sales fortunately provided enough capital to fund this foray.
Aston had already had an attempt at building a competition DB4 with their DB4GT which was a very quick car although too heavy and underpowered to truly compete with the Ferrari 250GT Short Wheelbase. What the DB4GT did show was enough pace to support an even racier DB4GT which was realised with the beautiful DB4GT Zagato as developed in late 1960. Aston worked hard to ensure the Zagato was competitive and produced 19 cars through 1962 including three fully developed DP209 race cars although they still weren’t highly successful and they couldn’t compete with the new 250 GTO. To compete they decided to develop the DP212 which shared the majority of components with the Zagato but featured a 4 litre version of the Tadek Marek straight six and all new aerodynamical revised coachwork. The body was developed in the M.I.R..A. wind tunnel and the package tested although the engine change meant it would need to run in the Experimental class rather than GT at Le Mans.
A derivative, the DP214, was launched for 1963 with two examples built for 1963 with a kamm tail and much wider, more efficient coachwork and these saw some success with one winning the 1963 Coppa Intereuropa at Monza. The DP215 was developed from scratch for the new Tadek Marek V8 engine and modifications included moving the engine 10 inches rearward within the chassis platform. Much of the development was for naught when the new engine wasn’t ready and to cut costs, Aston decided to fit the CG537 gearbox. At the DP215s first race meeting, Le Mans 1963, it was driven by Phil Hill and Lucien Bianchi, two of the best in the business. Ultimately the torque was too much for the gearbox and despite being 6 seconds a lap quicker than the Ferrari 330LMB, DP215 retired after two hours. Schlesser also performed well at the next outing at Reims and was leading when once again the gearbox let go.
David Brown was already funding the development of the DB5 and decided to close the race dept. preferring to concentrate resources on the new road car and the DP215 remained the last proper race Aston Martin until the 1989 AMR1. The DP215 was stored at Aston and taken out for occasional testing during which one run saw the car hit a Beford van while doing in the region of 100mph and with noone injured but wanting to avoid unhelpful media the engine and gearbox were quietly sold, the engine to Colin Crabbe for his engineless DP214 while the latter (and much improved) S532 gearbox was miraculously lost. The remains of DP215, essentially the bent chassisframe and spare DP214/215 bodywork, were sold to Malcolm Calvert who began a rebuild by restoring the chassis and bodywork. To complete the car Calvert decided to fit a 4.2 litre engine and ZF manual transmission as used in the DB6 and drove it as a road car.
After some years on the road, old DP215 passed to Nigel Dawes who rebuilt/ restored the car again. Looking to return it to its road racing heyday the car was fitted with a race spec engine in the form of an ex Indy 500 4.2 litre Aston Straight six and fitted a lightweight gearbox. More recently DP215 was sold to Genesis manager Tony Smith and finally (swapped for the unique Ferrari 246GP V12) to Neil Corner, perhaps the pinnacle British collector, who along with Nick Mason and Lord Bamford, really exemplifies British auto collecting. Corner wasn’t satisfied with the originality of the DP215 so rebuilt it once more with the original engine as fitted at Le Mans in 1963 which was supplied (no doubt at great cost) and rebuilt while a replica S532 was built at enormous cost by Crosthwaite and Gardner. As it is offered DP215 is the last classic racing Aston Martin and provides a great comparison to contemporary Ferrari such as the 250GTO. Whatever issues it has with provenance and originality are mere shade on what is a unique chance to buy such a car.
Aston pricing is pretty opaque, the classic Zagato worth around $15 – 25 million depending on each examples attributes. A bog standard street Zagato sold at RMs New York sale in 2015 for $16 million although it needed some work and had only some Australian GT racing under its belt. More recently the only full MP209 race car “2VEV” sold at Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed in early July for $13 million although it too had two major accidents, one before MP209 rebuild and another in the 1990s and it wasn’t exactly successful in MP209 spec. So to value DP209 is not impossible and there is plenty of value at around the low estimate of $18 million although I think $22 million might be simply too rich for the issues as noted, although it only takes two bidders to make magic happen.
Ford nearly consummated a marriage to Ferrari in the early 1960s before Enzo balked and instead decided to throw their might behind Shelby’s Cobra team and funding the GT40 program. Ford formed a new division (FAV) in the UK and appointed various people incl. Lola designer Eric Broadley, Ford designer Roy Lunn and ex Aston Martin race team manager John Wyer. The new GT40 was a beautiful race car and made its debut in 1964 but an adage states it always takes three years of trial and error before you win Le Mans and so it would prove with plenty of speed but nothing other than failure everywhere in that first year. While the Shelby Cobra Daytonas were off winning the GT Class in the WEC, the GT40 program was going off the rails so they asked Shelby to take over and he launched an extensive testing program in the USA. While this saw instant success at Daytona in February 1965, the cars still struggled with reliability while developments saw Shelby develop the new Mark II with beefed up components and the reliable and powerful 427cui V8. Indeed much of the Mark II was developed by Bruce McLaren who essentially built his own Mark II and raced it throughout the USA with success and the unsung American driver, Walt Hansgen.
1965 would be another year of trial and error with Ferrari and Porsche dominating but 1966 saw several works Ford teams with Holman & Moody from Nascar and Alan Mann from the BTCC all being given Mark IIs to prepare and race. Indeed Ferrari must have been terrified to hear that Ford had no less than eight Mark IIs entered for Le Mans and after dominant success at Daytona and Sebring Ford were confident enough to have Henry Ford II present. While the Ferrari 330P2/3 was competitive they were still bringing a knife to a gunfight and when four of the five P3s retired it was all GT40 with three of them steaming along. Late race controversy saw Shelby team manager Leo Beebe decide to stage manage a 1-2-3 finish with the three cars crossing the line abreast although Bruce McLaren couldn’t resist pulling a couple of metres ahead at the line thus spoiling Detroits fantasy of a US driver winning in a US car, well US/UK car.
Post race enquiries saw the Le Mans organisers say non and point out that where two or more cars cross the line together, the car that started the race further back would be deemed to have covered more distance thus finishing ahead. The results showed McLaren/Amon won, Miles/Hulme were 2nd and Bucknum/Hutcherson were 3rd and it is the 3rd place getter that is on offer at this sale. P/1016 was originally developed with an experimental two speed automatic race gearbox at Daytona and painted the evocative Kandy Gold in time for Sebring, it failed to finish on both occasions. Le Mans would prove to be its racing highlight, driven by sportscar racer Ronnie Bucknum and NASCAR driver Dick Hutcherson and that 3rd place finish. Post Le Mans the car was used for FoMoCo promotional activities and became the prototype Mark IIB before sale to Bill Harrahs collection as sister car P/1015 in Blue.
Sold to a collector, Leslie Barth in 1983 before restoration for later owner Ken Quintenz as P/1016 in Kandy Gold. More recently the car has been in Switzerland with a collector who has used it at all the great events and aside from the Mark IIB body mods remains one of the purest Mark IIs in the world. Recently immortalised in a edition of the Great Cars series of books and soon to be immortalised in the forthcoming Matt Damon movie Ford vs Ferrari that will centre on Le Mans ’66 this is the first Mark II to be offered at auction since 1990. While there have been no public offerings, the Le Mans winning car was sold by Shelby guru George Stauffer to Aaron Hsu in 2000 for approx. $9.2 million and again from Hsu to Rob Kauffman in 2004 for more than $20 million. Now that car was the winner so should deserve a decent premium so factor in approx 40% less for a car that didn’t win the great race. Further this car was on offer via Simon Kidston and it is offered at RM with his assistance so the estimate must be relatively accurate despite my feeling it a little low at $9 – 12 million. Whatever it sells for, one of the greatest ever and worth perhaps 25% of the equivalent Ferrari P3/4.
Ferrari had developed the 250 series into the consummate long distance Grand Tourer and yet it was seen as having some lack of nimbleness. To that extent Ferrari developed the new 250 Gran Turismo now kknown as the short wheelbase to differentiate the two. This car was developed with all new Pininfarina designed, Scaglietti built coachwork and the package was initially available only in Aluminium bodied, 260+bhp race tuned form as the Competizione. Within the first full year a steel bodied road going Lusso spec became available with 240bhp and fully trimmed interior although clients were allowed to spec Lusso’s with competizione engines and vice versa. The ultimate spec came in 1961 when the SEFAC hot rods with 280bhp Testa Rossa spec engine, lightweight frame and lighter aluminium coachwork. Through all of the different variants the design stayed the same and only changed in detail with vents and lighting the most obvious alterations. No less than 188 examples of the Short Wheelbase would be built through 1962 and apart from the approx. 20 SEFAC/61s the remaining cars were evenly split between Competizione and Lusso spec.
RM are offering one of the Competizione that was originally built for an Italian by the name of Vincenzo Malaga and despite its spec. never raced. Sold to the UK in the late 1980s this example was fitted with the 280bhp engine from the California Competizione #1615GT. Other than an engine rebuild by Hall & Hall there has been little in the way of restoration needed, rather it has only ever required maintenance. Noted to be beautifully presented and capable of any use, this would be an excellent example of the penultimate dual purpose Ferrari GT. Short Wheelbase (SWBs) were rare as the proverbial hens teeth until 2014 or so, when several became available, and pricing strata soon became clear although the sellers market saw so many sellers offer cars that it is now a buyers market. Standard Lusso are roughly $7.5 – 10 million depending on quality, Competizione are around $10 – 15 million depending on race history, SEFAC/61 are $20 million plus while special bodied cars run $7 – 20 million depending on beauty and individual spec.
#2163GT may technically be a Competizione but moreso it is a car with no race history so while it might be very pure compared to many that were raced and destroyed in equal measure it does lack the benefit of a great result, or any result at all. A valuation requires some form of balance between a Lusso and Competizione and if entirely pure it should be somewhere around the $10 million mark although what cost the replacement engine. Ferrari fans are notorious for demanding severe discounts for anything less than absolute purity and this car is anything but with the engine from #1615GT fitted for 50+ years. RM offered 2163GT at their hugely successful Maranello sale in 2017 and it failed to sell at $8.5 – 10 million, this time around they are asking $9.5 – 12.5 million which is the reverse strategy of what I would recommend. Bearing also in mind that Lukas Huni displayed eleven SWBs (yes 11!) at Retromobile in early 2018 and all of them are for sale to the right person at the right price, I reckon its imperative that RM work hard to ensure the vendor accepts any reasonable high bid and for me there is value at around the low $9 million range.
Judge Cassini and his wife Margie are among the pinnacle concours entrants with a beautiful collection of pre war collectibles. After the success of lots from the Sam Mann and McCaw collections, RM managed to secure two of the best cars from the Cassini collection for Monterey ’18, the Packard Twelve Individual Custom Convertible Victoria and Isotta-Fraschini Tipo 8AS Fleetwood Roadster. The Packard is one of four beautiful Victoria’s built on the twelfth series chassis and post use as a taxi in Puerto Rico it passed through a few American collections before a restoration was attempted. Being disassembled likely saved it from the worst of the 1980s excesses and it was in pure condition when sold to the Cassini’s who promptly commissioned RM Auto Restorations to thoroughly restore it to concours winning form. This achieved, the Cassini’s entered the car for Pebble Beach in 2013 where it won its class and took Best of Show honours as a testament to its beauty and quality.
Cassini’s other car on offer is the ex Rudolph Valentino 1927 Isotta-Fraschini Tipo 8AS that was sent to Fleetwood for Roadster coachwork to a design by Valentino although he died before it could be completed. Sold to the first proper owner Peggy Joyce at cost, it was among the most expensive cars ever built and passed through some of the pinnacle early collections such as Waterman, Paine and Browning before joining the Cassini collection in the early 2000s. Restored by RM Auto Restorations, this Isotta has won gongs everywhere it has been shown and deservedly so. Isotta values are entirely dependent on coachwork, formal saloons being worth less than $500k, sporty Cabriolet anywhere from a million and up and this is one of the sportier convertibles in existence and with the Valentino provenance it should be worth the $1.5 – 2 million price tag. The Packard is one of the best Packards extant and while $4.5 – 6 million is a lot for any Packard, even one this rare and beautiful, what price the best and there is value at the low estimate.
My only thought with these two stunning cars is what now since they have won literally everything and perhaps the best plan is to maintain the cars well for a few years before another round of concours appearances but hey thats a wonderful quandary to have for two such fabulous concours queens.
Pre war cars are usually a highlight at this sale and along with the two aforementioned cars from the Cassini collection, highlights are:
- 1912 Pierce-Arrow Model 48-SS 7 Pass Tourer – Est. $475 – 575k. A rare big power Pierce-Arrow. Once owned by Phil Hill and restored by Stu Laidlaw. Pretty pure and extremely historic. Wont be to everyones taste but for the right collector, more than worth it. Market priced.
- 1932 Ford 404 Jr. Roadster by Berardini Bros. – Est. $400 – 600k. One of the 100 greatest Hot Rods and among the fastest of their type. Painted by von Dutch and like all Hot Rods evolved a lot before its restoration to perfection. Recent concours wins show the quality and cars like these are eligible everywhere, incl. Pebble Beach. Impossible to say whether its market priced or expensive but seems about right.
- 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Gurney Nutting Drophead Sedanca Coupe – Est. $1.4 – 1.8 mil. A gorgeous example of the top of the line Rolls Continental. Very pure example and great concours history. RHD shouldn’t hurt because it is a Rolls. Market correct pricing.
Mid century classics are a real standout for RM. Highlights are:
- 1948 Tucker 48 – Est. $1.8 – 2.1 mil. As a rule Tuckers are excellent cars and worth this price all day long. This particular example was fitted with an Oldsmobile engine, then fitted with a 1964 Mercury chassis and latter lost much of what was left. Now based around a a bespoke built “underbody” which I equate to a replica chassis. As such, I would value it more like a replica with original bodywork and while its fair that there is no other #1046 out there it remains that this should be worth nowhere near an original. Closer to $1 million might be acceptable but not this price.
- 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C2500SS Touring Berlinetta – Est. $550 – 750k. A gorgeous example of these large and slightly underpowered cars. Very elegant and worthy of most shows this is market priced.
- 1952 Delahaye 235 Saoutchik Coupe – Est. $600 – 800k. The last Delahaye bodied by Saoutchik. Unique coachwork, fabulous story but perhaps not what one would call beautiful. Interesting car, seems very expensive compared to other 235s but someone might like it.
- 1953 Ferrari 250MM Pininfarina Coupe – Est. $7.5 – 9 mil. 15th of 18 PF Coupes, beautiful car in gorgeous colours. Interesting race history in Scandanavia other than the Eifelrennen at the Nurburgring in ’55, later to the UK where it was maintained in very good condition before a lengthy stint in Pierre Bardinons Mas du Clos collection. Beautifully maintained in excellent condition this is one of the best examples of these highly usable 1950s sportscars. Highly usable, would be ideal for the Mille Miglia and while certainly expensive, its a market correct estimate.
- 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing – Est. $1.4 – 1.6 mil. Beautifully restored in Black over plaid this is a stunning example that is offered with a bang on market price.
- 1954 Ferrari 375 America Vignale Coupe – Est. $3.5 – 5 mil. 1 of the greatest examples of the rare luxury GT. Vignale coachwork fitted, ex Robert Wilke and NY Motor Sports show. Recently refurbished and offered in excellent condition. Matching numbers. 375 America’s are so rare its hard to be certain but this is a value at the low estimate although the high should be a step too far.
- 1955 Chrysler ST Special by Ghia – Est. $600 – 800k. The actual Turin Motor Show car, later to the USA where it was restored. Seems expensive but worth it to the collector of odd ball Italian cars.
- 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America – Est. $950k – 1.25 mil. A great example of these sporty cars, restored by KCA, perhaps $100 – 200k under market.
- 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing – Est. $1.45 – 1.65 mil. Dark Blue car car that was restored by Rudi & Co. to perfection. Market priced for the quality.
- 1956 Bentley S1 Continental DHC – Est. $1.2 – 1.6 mil. 1 of just 31 of these grand DHCs. Perfect condition and absolutely market priced.
- 1956 Maserati A6G/2000 Zagato Coupe – Est. $4.25 – 5.25 mil. A peerless example of these beautiful, quick little Maserati race cars. Mille Miglia ’56 race history followed by some club level racing and Greek ownership although it never actually left France. Discovered in the late 1970s and later to Spain, Italy and the US where it was restored to Pebble Beach winning standards. Market priced and great value for a fabulous example.
- 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce Allegerita – Est. $350 – 450k. A race variant of a classy ’50s Alfa. Fully restored in recent years. Market correct price.
- 1957 Porsche 550A – Est. $4.6 – 5 mil. 1 of 3 available at Monterey. This one was supplied to Stan Sugarman and raced on the US West Coast. Later to South Africa and Japan, restored in the USA, now in fine condition. Still highly original. Market correct pricing.
- 1958 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I James Young Sedanca – Est. $350 – 500k. A rare example of this incredible design. Beautifully maintained but never restored. Impossible to say but seems cheap enough.
- 1958 Ferrari 250GT Ellena – Est. $750 – 900k. One of approx. 50 Ellena, Unknown history pre 1990s restoration and further maintenance. Excellent condition proven by concours success. Market correct price.
- 1958 Bentley S1 Continental Fastback – Est. $800k – 1 mil. 1 of 22 examples. Rare and beautiful in Black. Exceptional provenance. Worth it.
- 1959 Bentley S1 Continental Flying Spur Sports Saloon – Est. $275 – 375k. 1 of 54 examples, lovely condition after a restoration by P & A Wood. Market correct price.
- 1959 Ferrari 250GT Pininfarina Coupe – Est. $575 – 700k. Restored decades ago and well maintained since, gorgeous colours. Just 791 miles in 30 years, someone needs to drive it. Fabulous looking in Pino Verde/ Green. Market correct price.
- 1960 Ferrari 250GT Cabriolet Series II – Est. $1.3 – 1.6 mil. Nice example, still looks good even though it was restored 20 years ago. Perhaps $100 – 200k too above market (for the condition).
- 1961 Plymouth Asimmetrica Roadster by Ghia – Est. $400 – 600k. A unique Virgil Exner design by Ghia on a Plymouth platform, 1 of 2 made, this one displayed at the Turin show. Market priced.
- 1961 Cooper T54 Climax – Est. $500 – 600k. First rear engined car to be competitive at Indy in the hands of Jack Brabham, later converted to a sprint car and later still found and restored. Not entirely original but unique and worthy of the finest collections. Excellent for historic racing from Goodwood to the Brickyard. Impossible to accurately price but seems like market pricing.
- 1961 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Coupe – Est. $500 – 700k. The tenth example of the E-Type Coupe. 1 of 11 in this unique spec and a fascinating car. All of that said the $500 – 700k estimate seems incredibly strong and maybe if it was a Convertible it might get this sort of price. I would be surprised to see it top $400k but who knows.
- 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series III Coupe – Est. $550 – 650k. A very nice example in Goodwood Green that has been well detailed and lovingly maintained although never restored. Market price for condition 2 or better.
- 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster – Est. $1.3 – 1.5 mil.. Restored by Walter Quitt to excellent condition but only a drum brake, non alloy engine example. Market pricing.
- 1961 Ferrari 250GT Cabriolet Series II – Est. $1.65 – 1.9 mil. Beautiful example, restored in the 1980s in elegant colours. Cosmetic restoration more recently. Concours ready condition. If the condition checks out to be really that good, market priced. If its not as good as claimed, expensive.
- 1962 Maserati 5000GT Allemano Coupe – Est. $900k – 1.25 mil. 1 of 22 Allemano Coupes. Big, luxurious, rare and utterly fabulous. Market correct price.
- 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster – Est. $1.65 – 2 mil. Ultimate spec late Roadster, part restored in original colours. Replacement engine block fitted so it seems a touch expensive although there is some value at the low estimate.
- 1963 Ferrari 250GT Lusso – Est. $1.75 – 2 mil. Swiss delivery, later to USA where it was restored to perfection by Wayne Carini approx a decade ago. Classiche approved. Market correct price.
- 1965 Aston Martin DB5 – Est. $700 – 900k. Restored decades ago but stored for much of that time, recently recommissioned by Kevin Kay. An excellent car at a market price.
- 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Convertible – Est. $1.9 – 2.5 mil. A beautiful example in Peony Red. Restored by Kent Bain but converted to LHD so despite everything else it must be valued as such rather than as a collectible. As such still market priced.
- 1966 Porsche 911 – Est. $225 – 275k. Gorgeous early 911 in lovely livery and is offered in exceptionally original condition. Being offered to support the Peterson museum. Market priced but will likely sell for more than this.
- 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 – Est. $1.2 – 1.5 mil. A rare Cobra 427. A nice Cobra, received a sympathetic restoration by Mike McClusky. Market priced.
- 1966 Ferrari 500 Superfast – Est. $1.75 – 2 mil.A beautiful car with an older restoration and aging patina. A huge discount to a LHD example and almost worthy of conversion (sacrilege but true) to LHD. As it is market priced for a lovely luxurious GT.
- 1968 Ferrari 365GT 2+2 – Est. $250 – 300k. Excellent example in Yellow over Black. Very stylish and relatively recent restoration. Market priced.
- 1968 Porsche 908K – Est. $2.3 – 2.8 mil. 1 of 5 908s with the short tail. Only raced once at Spa in ’68 and that ended with an almighty crash. Later restored to perfection and more recently vintage raced. Plenty of non original components but all correct for type. Previous sales have been higher than this. Actually seems a bit of a bargain. Perhaps $300 – 500k cheaper than I would have estimated it at. Lovely car.
- 1970 Lola T153 Sunoco Special – Est. $500 – 700k. Original Indy car raced by Donohue and Hobbs in period. Lovely, restored condition. Highly original and market priced.
- 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400SV – Est. $2.2 – 2.4 mil. Very nice car in the relatively subtle Red and Gray over Black. 1 of 11 in ultimate spec with single sump and Air con. Restored in Italy during the 1990s, well maintained since. Market correct price.
- 1972 Maserati Ghibli SS – Est. $300 – 350k. Restored in Metallic Blue over White and well maintained since. Market priced.
- 1972 Ferrari 365GTB/4 Michelotti Spider – Est. $2.3 – 3.5 mil. A unique Chinetti conversion of a Daytona to full Competizione spec with unique Michelotti Targa coachwork to Chinetti’s design. Withdrawn from Le Mans after another car was disqualified. Later raced at Daytona in ’78 and few owners since. Rebuilt to road going spec since acquisition by the vendor. Fast, usable, unique and eligible for everything. Market priced.
- 1973 Ferrari 365GTB/4 – Est. $725 – 775k. Sympathetically restored in Black over Red. Matching numbers and Classiche cert. Market correct price.
- 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSH – Est. $1.3 – 1.6 mil. 1 of approx. 20 examples built to RSH spec. Stellar lineup of owners incl. Vasek Polak, John Paul and the McCaws. Excellent condition after a recent restoration. An incredibly special Carrera and market priced.
- 1974 Ferrari 246GTS – Est. $300 – 400k. Very nice car in classic Red over Beige. Just 2 owners and 8,300 miles from new. Totally original and very well maintained. Market priced.
- 1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale – Est. $600 – 675k. Just 2 owners and 6,500km from new. Highly original example. Market priced.
Modern cars are another standout at this sale. Highlights are:
- 1981 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Series II – Est. $500 – 600k. A gorgeous example of a latter gen. Countach in a Metallic light Blue. $250k in restoration expenses. Expensive but this is a fantastic example and you could consider it market forward.
- 1984 Ferrari 512BBi – Est. $375 – 475k, Lovely looks in Graphite over Red. Very elegant. Lovingly maintained and just 6,200 miles from new. Market price.
- 1984 Ferrari 288GTO – Est. $2.75 – 3.25 mil. Excellent car in Red over Black. 12,000km from new and very well maintained. Slightly above market by $200k or so but still within the bounds of market correct.
- 1988 Lamborghini Countach 5000 QV – Est. $300 – 375k. Typically loud Countach in Yellow over White. Lovely example with low mileage. Well maintained. Market correct price.
- 1988 Lamborghini 002 – Est. $350 – 450k. Very cool, rare early SUV. Lovely car, recently serviced. Market correct price.
- 1989 Porsche 911 RUF CTR Yellow Bird – Est. $1 – 1.2 mil. The 10th of just 29 Yellow birds. 52,200km from new and excellent condition. Fascinating car but hard to support a million dollars for it. The estimate seems maybe $300 – 500k too expensive.
- 1990 Ferrari F40 – Est. $1.4 – 1.6 mil. Exceptional car with 4 owners and 1,700 miles from new. Like new and market priced.
- 1994 Lamborghini Diablo SE30 – Est. $525 – 725k. Pretty subtle in Black over Cream. Just 198km from new and exceptional. These have been selling for around $750k and will be a million before long so the estimate seems really low.
- 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR – Est. $4.25 – 5.25 mil. 9th of just 20 examples. These sell often enough to know that this is double what any other CLK-GTR has ever fetched at auction. 1,439km from new is likely much higher than an other example and experts note they are not fun to drive. Further it cannot even be driven in the US since it was imported under show & display. Ferociously expensive and should still be worth $2 – 3 million.
- 2011 Ferrari 599GTO – Est. $575 – 650k. Black and Silver over Black. 1 of 125 in the USA. Wonderful condition and just 6,400 miles from new. Market price.
- 2012 Lexus LFA – Est. $375 – 450k. Really cool car in White over Black. Just 120 miles from new. Market priced.
- 2014 McLaren P1 – Est. $1.7 – 2 mil. Stunning in Silver over Grey. As usual for one of these hybrid hypercars, very low mileage, just 2,200 miles. Market price.
- 2014 Ferrari La Ferrari – Est. $3 – 4 mil. Beautiful in Red over Black. Just 150 miles from new. Proceeds from the sale to be donated to the “College for Creative Studies”. Charity benefit could end up being substantial. Market priced.
- 2016 Porsche 911R – Est. $325 – 375k. Very cool in Black and Green over Houndstooth. Just 20 miles on the speedo. Like new. These were nearly a million at launch, now market priced at this level.
- 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLS GT3 “Laureus” GT3 – Est. $400 – 600k. Excellent GT3 race car. Potentially even eligible for racing in 2018/9. All funds to the Laureus Sports fund so a charity bump can be expected, otherwise market priced.
- 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato – Est. $600 – 800k. A gorgeous car in Grey and Black. Just 100 made, only 15 in the USA. $775k RRP so market priced.
This is not the sort of auction that anyone attends to buy a reasonably priced classic car but there are a few worth a look. Highlights are:
- 1974 Porsche 914 2.0 – Est. $45 – 65k. Gorgeous look in Ice Green over Beige. Exceptional quality, restored to perfection. Cheap, especially for this quality.
- 2000 Lotus Espirit V8 SE – Est. $50 – 75k. Pristine example in good colours. Just 80km from new and looking like new. No harm at this price.
- 1972 Nissan 240ZG Fairlady – Est. $60 – 80k. JDM cars are only going to become more and more desirable and original ones are pretty rare. This is an original 240Z, perhaps the archetypal early JDM and as a Japanese car it has to be RHD. Still worth a look and market priced.
- 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – Est. $75 – 100k. A nice Red over Black Corvette with the 327 V8. $45k in recent restoration bills. Would be a great, stylish drive.
- 1977 Lotus Espirit Series I – Est. $80 – 100k. Gorgeous in Orange over Oatmeal. Just 4,000 miles from new. Almost totally original.
- 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo – Est. $100 – 125k. Very nice and authentic in Grand Prix White over Black. A wonderful example with $38k in maintenance. Market price, if not a little cheap.
- 2000 Acura NSX-T – Est. $110 – 130k. 2nd of just 2000 examples. 3,600 miles from new and stunning condition. $10 – 20k above market but perhaps market forward.
- 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce Allegerita – Est. $120 – 150k. Restored several years ago and lovely livery. Authentic etc. Market priced.
- 1988 Ferrari Testarossa – Est. $130 – 160k. Beautiful example in Gold over Black. Perfect condition. Looks stunning in this livery. Market correct estimate.
- 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster – Est. $180 – 220k. Superb look in Metallic Blue over Dark Blue. Beautifully restored in 2014. Market correct.
RM stunned the market when they announced the Ferrari 250GTO, the first to be offered since Bonhams back in 2014, and off the back of #3413GT selling for $48.405 million they managed to get a total gross of $158 mil. This makes it the second highest grossing automobile auction of all time but its interesting to note that RM offered 150 cars in 2018, fully 29% more than in 2017 and yet the total gross was only 19% higher, perhaps the sellthrough % which dropped from 89 to 83 is important after all. As for #3413GT, it was one of the handful of Series I GTO that were later upgraded with Series II coachwork although this was done by Ferrari itself in period and it remained highly original although along the way its nose was altered and it never won much at all. Despite this some were predicting $60 million or more for the GTO and while it was both a much better example than #3851GT, Bonhams former record holder it wasn’t as good as original race winners like #4293GT or 4153GT. Further the series II bodywork is divisive, so somewhere between #3851GTs $38 million and #4153s recent mid $60 million sales price was reasonable and fully justified. Bearing in mind just 12 cars have ever sold publicly for more than $20 million, ever, and no car has ever sold publicly for more than $40 mil., this is still a fabulous result and a very worthy world record, RM must be pretty ecstatic.
Not content with selling one car for more than $40 million, they sold another for more than $20 million, in fact does anyone remember that just a decade ago RM sold the first ever $10 million car, Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa #0714TR, and everyone was amazed to see a 20 year old record broken. At this rate we could be looking at a $100 million car within another decade although the only likely cars would be a Bugatti Type 41 Royale, Type 57SC Atlantic, Ferrari 250 GTO or Mercedes 300 SLR and few of them are ever likely to be sold, let alone at auction. Anyways the Aston Martin DP215 may have been a relatively unsuccessful race car but it came from the iconic early 1960s GT racing period, like the 250GTO and despite a rather tumultuous history incl. losing its original engine, it was a unique car, eligible and competitive for any event, anywhere and while I thought it would sell well, I was surprised it went for $21.455 mil., maybe $3 mil. more than I thought it would but I guess its academic at this level. Other cars to sell well were the 1966 Ford GT40 Mark II at $9.795 mil., the 1957 Porsche 550A at $4.9 mil. and the 1956 Maserati A6G/2000 Zagato Coupe at $4.515 mil. The car that surprised me was the 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR at $4.515, almost three times what any other example has ever sold for and a crazy amount for a car that is effectively unusable.
Elsewhere a few cars sold very highly including the 2000 Lotus Esprit V8 SE that fetched $112k (49% above estimate), the charity 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLS GT3 at $885k (+47%), 1966 Volkswagen Deluxe 21 Window at $179k (+38%), 1990 Ferrari F40 at $1.71 mil. (+7%) and 1956 Bentley S1 Continental DHC at $1.655 mil. (+3%). More than a few cars were sold at mid estimate amounts incl. 2014 Ferrari Laferrari at $3.305 mil., 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster at $1.93 mil., 1948 Tucker 48 at $1.82 mil. (crazy money for whats little more than a replica), 2014 McLaren P1 at $1.82 mil., 1961 Ferrari 250GT Cabriolet Series II at $1.792 mil. and $1.325 mil., 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSH at $1.38 mil., 1989 Porsche 911 RUF CTR Yellow Bird at $1.022 mil. and 1958 Bentley S1 Continental Fastback at $912k. For all that some cars were hard sells, the 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400SV fetched just $2.177 mil. (-1%), two Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwings at $1.435 mil. and $1.38 mil. (both -1%), 1961 300SL Roadster at $1.297 mil. (-1%). The 5000GT Allemano Coupe sold for just $885k (-2%), perhaps the bargian of the sale, the Pebble Beach winning Packard Twelve Individual Custom Convertible Victoria just $3.745 mil. (-17%) while the ex Indy Cooper T54 Climax fetched just $280k (-40%).
Like Gooding and Mecum, there was a major disparity between vendors demands and buyers with many cars being offered reasonable bids although one may question just how real some of them were. The 1953 Ferrari 250MM Pininfarina Coupe was bidded up to $7.4 mil. against a $7.5 mil. low estimate but didn’t sell one example of this oddity, the 1954 Ferrari 375 America Vignale Coupe at $3.25 mil. another example as was the 1984 Ferrari 288GTO aat $2.55 mil. and 1968 Porsche 908K at $2 mil. Other cars were arguably the victims of changing tastes or simply overpriced, the 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Convertible failing at 1.675 mil, the 1966 Ferrari 500 Superfast 8459SF at $1.35 mil., 1972 Ferrari 365GTB/4 Michelotti Spider at $1.7 mil. and 1927 Isotta – Fraschini Tipo 8AS Fleetwood Roadster at $1.25m. Finally RM offered a 1960 Ferrari 250GT Short Wheelbase, #2163GT, for the second time with an even steeper estimate than was asked at Maranello in 2017 and just like its first time at auction, it failed. What is interesting is that the high bid was $8.45 million which seems like the new market reality (the low end at least) so vendors must be conscious that in this market, simply offering a car is only half the task complete.
RM should be congratulated for what was a fantastic, record setting sale and but for a few no sales would most certainly have set a new world record for the greatest auto auction ever held. Regardless, this was a fabulous sale and bravo to RM/Sothebys.
Lot # – Year – Make – Model – Chassis/VIN – Low estimate > High estimate (US$) – (EUR) – N/R = No Reserve
101 1987 Porsche 944S WP0AA0944HN452281 RM Monterey $30,000 $40,000 N/R $22,400 €19,264 Mid Zermatt silver metallic over black leather. 190bhp 2479cc I4. Five speed manual. US delivery. Original, well preserved. 15,000 miles.
102 1961 Volkswagen Deluxe 23 Window Bus 761891 RM Monterey $140,000 $160,000 N/R $100,800 €86,688 -28% Sealing Wax Red and Beige Grey over unknown. The 1961 23-window Deluxe Samba offered here dates from about the middle of production. It was delivered new to the American West Coast, a typical destination for these 23-window vans. Six years ago, the Samba underwent an extensive rotisserie restoration by St. Martha’s Garage and was painted in Sealing Wax Red and Beige Grey. The interior was also completely refinished in new grey wool headliner, grey small diamond and pleated pattern upholstery panels, and German square weave carpet in luggage area. At that time, a 1,600-cc dual-port flat four was fitted, along with a 3:44 transmission for improved highway drivability. Furthermore, the transmission was rebuilt by Rancho Transmissions, while the steering was fully redone by Wolfgang International to ensure that the delightful 23-Window drives as good as it looks. This stunning microbus was acquired by the current owner from a private collection of a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills. Well maintained since, the van has covered about 1,100 miles since restoration and shows virtually no signs of use, remaining in remarkable condition.
103 1959 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider AR10204*00512 RM Monterey $175,000 $225,000 N/R $207,200 €178,192 Mid Nero over Tan leather. California car, believed with 1 family owner, vendor ’13. Highly original, restored in current livery. Chrome Borrani spoked wheels wrapped in Vredestein Classic tires match impeccable bumpers. Aside from the original serial number tags, everything has been refinished as original and appears in as-new condition. Its interior is swathed in tan leather hides, including the seats which were refinished in Italy, as well as darker carpets and correct black Touring and Alfa Romeo-emblazoned black rubber mats. In its instrument cluster, the 2000 Spider’s Veglia gauges show less than 58,000 miles, a figure believed to be original. The gauges themselves were refinished by Palo Alto Speedometer. Underhood, the Alfa Romeo received a comprehensive mechanical restoration that extended beyond its engine to its brakes and exhaust system and beyond. The black valve covers with the distinctive Alfa Romeo script match its dashboard, a popular visual tie-in for twin-cam Spiders. Further, this stunning Spider will be delivered to its new owner with receipts and photos that document its restoration.
104 1978 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe V8/11901/LCAV RM Monterey $300,000 $350,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Storm Red over Natural leather. 1 of 11 US spec cars with the LFM engine, uprated to 400hp Euro spec, 3 owners from new, very well maintained. Recently the subject of a full engine-out detailing and full mechanical service with a new clutch, suspension, and braking systems fitted. Very rare.
105 1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL 121.042.10.024855 RM Monterey $200,000 $250,000 N/R $179,200 €154,112 -10% DB350 Medium Blue over Tan Roser Hide. The car offered here is a stunningly beautiful example of this comfortable yet spirited convertible. It has been recently restored to concours standards by one of the finest Mercedes-Benz specialty shops in the country, Sports Leicht Restorations of Moore County, North Carolina. No expense has been spared to ensure that this 190 SL is one of the finest examples available anywhere. It has been fully disassembled to the bare tub to ensure that every inch, both top and bottom, of the car is as perfect as the next. Every mechanical component on the car has been rebuilt or replaced with proper Mercedes-Benz NOS parts. The factory-correct DB 350 Medium Blue paint is flawless, as is the interior, which was fully redone in the correct Roser hides in the proper shade of tan leather. Proper square weave carpeting, also in tan, completes the impeccably presented and luxurious interior. Nicely equipped with a Becker High Fidelity radio, whitewall tires, and a proper black soft top along with the optional body color hardtop, this car is a reliable and capable performer suitable for touring, showing, or for taking part in a regional concours. Included with the sale is an original Mercedes-Benz factory owner’s manual, a tool kit, and a file of restoration documents and invoices documenting some $91,000 in restoration work.
106 1991 Lamborghini Diablo ZA9DU07P7MLA12300 RM Monterey $175,000 $200,000 N/R $140,000 €120,400 -20% Giallo Fly over Nero leather. As a first-generation model, this low-mileage Diablo sports the desirable factory grey rear view mirrors. Equipped with the factory rear wing, air conditioning, power windows, and an Alpine Stereo radio with cassette player, it has been recently serviced. Having spent most of its life in the hands of collectors, it has travelled just 12,000 kilometers from new. The owner’s manual, service records, and tools are included, as well.
107 1949 Fiat-Patricia 750 Berlinetta Sport by Faina 156073 RM Monterey $200,000 $250,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Rosso over Nero. The 750 Berlinetta Sport had been the second car Rodolfo Patriarca built for the gentleman driver Sesto Leonardi. It was based on a Fiat 500 C chassis, which was bodied by coachbuilder Mario Faina in all aluminum and powered by a tuned Giannini 750-cc engine, producing 81 bhp. Thanks to Patriarca’s engineering and especially to the Berlinetta’s performance at the Mille Miglia, Sesto Leonardi was crowned Italian Champion for the 750-cc class in 1950. Between 1949 and 1955, the 750 Berlinetta Sport is believed to have competed in a number of races, including at least two appearances at the Mille Miglia. It raced to 3rd in class at the 1950 Targa Florio and also appeared at the challenging Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti. Its greatest success, however, was its 1950 Mille Miglia class win. In later years, it went on to a more tranquil life, changing various owners in the Genova area before arriving in the U.S. more recently. Although suffering an accident at the 1950 Coppa della Toscana, the unique 750 Berlinetta Sport continued to be enjoyed for many years in the Genova area and retains its original 1953 Genova registration plates and copies of the original ACI paperwork recording ownership changes back to new. More recently it has also been “blessed” by Bruno Patriarca, son of Rodolfo, and has been featured on the cover of the ASI book on the Roman manufacturer. With a remarkable history and provenance, the Patriarca Fiat 750 Sport Berlinetta is the perfect entrant for many prestigious car events in the world, including most notably the Mille Miglia Storica.
108 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 DHC S838668DN RM Monterey $150,000 $200,000 N/R $173,600 €149,296 Mid British Racing Green over Green leather and Black top. This XK 150 was completed on 15 February 1960, and then shipped to Jaguar of Eastern Canada. It was equipped with the desirable 3.8-liter engine and fitted with the so-called B-type cylinder head, as found on the 3.4-liter Special Equipment model. Its 220 hp was a welcome addition, as the Standard and SE 3.4-liters produced 190- and 210-hp ratings, respectively. As this car is a drophead coupe, it is one of only 2,672 produced, which represents just 28 percent of total XK 150 production. This lovely example has undergone a proper and very high-quality restoration performed by Jaguar professionals, with virtually no expense spared. The body received a bare-metal refinish in British Racing Green, with carefully fitted panels, and it is handsomely accompanied by a black convertible top and beautifully restored brightwork. The interior has been trimmed in subtle green leather, which complements the exterior beautifully. Additionally, the engine, gearbox, drivetrain, and all systems were thoroughly rebuilt. In addition to the desirable 3.8-liter engine and four-speed gearbox with Laycock de Normanville overdrive, this model is equipped with dual fog lamps, five chrome wire wheels with period-style Dunlop Roadspeed RS5 tires, a proper dual-exhaust system, and a fully equipped trunk compartment with a jack and tools. This beautiful XK 150 drophead coupe is complete with a JDHT Certificate, and it remains an outstanding example of Jaguar’s luxury convertible. It will be a virtual centerpiece of its genre in any collection, and it will provide many more miles of elegant motoring pleasure to its next owner. via RM Monterey ’11 $225k & RM Monterey ’14 $220k.
109 1988 Ferrari Testarossa 76424 RM Monterey $130,000 $160,000 N/R $140,000 €120,400 Mid Oro Chiaro Metallizzato over Nero leather. This Testarossa is finished in the rare and striking color combination of Oro Chiaro Metallizzato over black leather interior. With just under 4,300 original miles, it is in wonderfully preserved original condition, and even has the original chalk markings from the factory on the engine, suspension, and other components. When the previous owner purchased the car, the original Cosmoline preservative applied by the factory was still covering many components in the engine bay. He spent days carefully removing the factory-applied material with a gentle cleaner, revealing the virtually new suspension, subframe, and cadmium plating underneath. The factory hashmarks are even still on the A-arms. In 2015, this Testarossa was Ferrari Classiche certified, and in January 2016, the former owner showed the car at Cavallino Classic, where it won the coveted Platinum Award. Before the show, a full engine-out service was completed, all four brake calipers were rebuilt, and the car was thoroughly detailed. Included in the sale are the factory books, tools in their pouch, service records, and its Ferrari Classiche Red Book.
110 2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica 145732 RM Monterey $375,000 $425,000 $340,000 €293,407 -9% Nero BB over Tan leather. This low-mileage Superamerica, showing just over 4,400 miles on the odometer, is an exceptional example. The car is finished in a handsome Nero BB exterior with Scuderia shields along the car’s front fenders, while black brake calipers neatly hide behind the stellar three-piece modular wheels. Moving to the high-quality interior, the dominantly tan leather trim is accompanied by Daytona-style seats fitted with black inserts and contrasting black piping. The chosen seats are reminiscent of that of the original 365 GTB/4 Daytona, a sign of true Ferrari connoisseurship. When admiring the instrument cluster, the driver is greeted with a large yellow tachometer indicating a heart-stopping 10,000 rpm. The six speed, semi-automatic transmission shifters are finished in a soft brush cladding, pleasant to the touch.
111 1933 Chrysler CL Imperial Dual Windshield Phaeton CL1313 RM Monterey $250,000 $300,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Red over black leather. 135hp 385cui I8. Lou Fageol, later fitted with Cadillac V16. “Baron” Dorcy owned three times between 1961 and 2011. Restored and cosmetically restored again with CH engine. Genuine example with fascinating history. via RM Scottsdale ’17 $258k.
112 1966 Porsche 911 302301 RM Monterey $225,000 $275,000 N/R $246,400 €211,904 Mid Polo Red (6602) over Black leatherette. This exceptional and unrestored 911 was bought by its first owner Kenneth Fielding directly from Porsche in Germany and shipped to his home in Woodland, California. An early 1966 model, the car was completed on 22 September 1965 and delivered several weeks later on 5 October. Mr. Fielding’s 911 was finished in Polo Red (6602) over a black leatherette interior and optioned with a Webasto heater, tinted glass, antenna, loudspeaker, and one Talbot side-view mirror. After about 10 years and very few miles on the road, it was put away after a final outing to Monterey for the Porsche Parade in 1975. The highly-original 911 was later acquired by Richard and Allison Roeder and Reed and Nan Harman of Los Angeles, California. They would go on to present their little jewel at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2013, where it was awarded Best in Class – Post-war Preservation. The Porsche was subsequently donated to the Petersen Automotive Museum, for whose benefit it is being offered today. Exceptionally original, including its original engine and a correct-type gearbox, the car is presented in its original livery of Polo Red over black leatherette. This charming early production 911 would make a spectacular addition to any collection, and for a worthy cause, no less.
113 1960 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Saloon LLCA4 RM Monterey $225,000 $275,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Black Peal and Shell Grey over Grey cloth. Only five examples of this design were made, eight of them on left-hand-drive chassis. One of the two is the example offered here, chassis no. LLCA4, built for Henry H. Plehn, president of Peter Pan Foundations, then America’s foremost manufacturer of brassieres. (He preferred the title “silhouette engineer.”) Mr. Plehn ordered the car with an extensive list of special features, including a division window, factory-fitted York air conditioning, AM radio, power windows and radio antenna, Windtone horns, Sundym glass, fitted stationary items in the rear seat armrest, adjustable reading lights, and, unusually, grey cloth upholstery, rather than the usual leather. The completed car, finished in Black Pearl and Shell Gray, was shipped stateside via HMS Parthia from Liverpool, and delivered by J.S. Inskip to Mr. Plehn on 14 March 1960. The “silhouette engineer” retained it for four years before selling it back to Inskip, which resold it to Charles R. Butler of Mobile, Alabama. Mr. Butler maintained the Rolls in his collection until 1987, when it was sold to Troy Sampley of Dallas. It was refinished in its original colors and reupholstered in red leather, as it presents today. For the last two decades it has been part of the extraordinary private collection of Robert M. Lee, and is today offered with a fascinating file including build sheets and early ownership records. Few Silver Cloud IIs would be as desirable as this handsomely proportioned saloon, with this impeccably preserved example representing a pleasurable acquisition for its proud new owner.
114 1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A 187.012.3503759 RM Monterey $140,000 $180,000 N/R $156,800 €134,848 Mid Triple Blue. The attractive little car was subsequently acquired by Italian movie star Alberto Sordi. Sordi then sold it in Italy to American actor James Mitchum, possibly while his father, Robert Mitchum, was filming Anzio in Italy in 1967. The younger Mitchum brought it back to California with him. Robert Hopkins of Visalia, California, purchased the car from Mitchum in California sometime before 1986 and drove it for at least eight years before putting it in storage around 1994–1995. By 1998 Hopkins was ready to drive it again, with receipts indicating typical refurbishing expenses to put it back on the road. In 2006 Hopkins began an extensive amount of mechanical and cosmetic repair to the car, including repainting the exterior of the car in a period-correct light blue. In addition, Hopkins researched its early history with assistance from the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in Irvine, California, and the American Automobile Association, confirming the car’s public debut and celebrity ownership. He eventually sold the Cabriolet A to Lex Classics, a historic car dealership in the Netherlands. Lex Classics had the car completely restored by Jürgen Schoenmakers in Oss, Netherlands, before selling it to the current owner. As offered here by the European consignor, the car has been repainted during the restoration to the light blue Mercedes-Benz color chosen by Hopkins, and the interior has been extensively redone in the original blue leather with ivory piping, though the rear jump seat appears to still retain the original upholstery. The original grey folding cabriolet top has been replaced by an attractive contrasting dark blue fabric. The overall appearance of this car is very nice, with the light blue exterior setting off the re-chromed trim, the interior in show condition, including the original Telefunken radio, and the engine compartment and suspension showing the positive effects of the complete restoration. The new owner can expect to show this cabriolet with the élan of a movie actor in regional car shows and Mercedes-Benz Club of America concours events, and drive it comfortably and with confidence on classic car tours.
115 1953 Allard J2-X J2X 3142 RM Monterey $275,000 $375,000 $280,000 €240,800 Mid Red over Black. 1 of 83 examples. Unknown early history, later with Duncan Emmons, later by a collector who reportedly invested some $74,000 in preparation and proceeded to use it on many thousand-mile rallies between 2006 and 2009; in 2007 it appeared on the poster for the Copperstate 1000. “Little Red” runs an Oldsmobile 394-cu. in. V-8, balanced, detailed, and dyno-tested for output, with new headers, exhaust, and an electric cooling fan, driving the rear wheels through 3.31 gears in a four-speed transmission. The body was restored with additional thermal insulation and more comfortable seat cushions, and Jaguar rear wheels installed to better handle the engine’s massive horsepower.
116 1968 Ferrari 365GT 2+2 11853 RM Monterey $250,000 $300,000 N/R $246,400 €211,904 -1% Giallo Fly over Nero Franzi leather. Chassis no. 11853 was originally finished in Azzuro Hyperion over black Franzi leather and then delivered from the factory to Renato Nocentini’s garage outside of Florence, Italy, in November of 1968. It was sold later that month to the first owner, a resident of Bologna. Subsequently, it was brought in for routine service and maintenance to the Ferrari factory’s Assistenza Clienti at Viale Trento in Modena. It was later exported to the U.S. in the mid-1970s and was sold from Atlanta, Georgia, to an owner in Zephyr Cove, Nevada, in 1981. More recently, the car underwent an extensive restoration, including refinishing the Borrani wire wheels, rebuilding the engine and drivetrain, rebuilding the brakes and suspension, and installing new shocks. The body was stripped to bare metal and professionally refinished in Giallo Fly. In addition, the bumpers were re-chromed, and the interior and trunk were re-trimmed. Today, the 365 includes photo documentation of the restoration as well as the owner’s manual, tool roll, and jack bag with the respective jack, hammer, and tools. The 365 GT 2+2 proved to be incredibly popular among consumers. Just over 800 of these models were built during its model run, accounting for approximately half of total Ferrari production. Chassis no. 11853 offers an excellent opportunity to own a wonderful matching-numbers grand touring Ferrari, packaged with the legendary Colombo V-12.
117 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 CSX2095 RM Monterey $850,000 $950,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Black over Red leather. via Coventry Motors to unnamed, CA (1), unknown. Arthur Johnstone, Robert Able, OR ’72, repainted Dark Blue, later 289-cu. in. V-8 with dual-quad carburetors and wider wheels fitted, Jim Onnofrio ’81, repainted black and the fender flares were widened to accommodate wider wheels, Bill Bryan, FL ’03, sent to Mike McCluskey in Torrance, California, where the fender flares and modifications where returned to original. This was to be no garage queen and in Bryan’s ownership, the Cobra saw extensive use and was driven in several Cobra tours. In a recent conversation with RM Sotheby’s Research & Editorial department, Bryan commented that it was a delight to drive and served him well over the course of his 15 years of ownership and would not have had a moment’s hesitation in hopping in the car to drive it across the country. Trading the car recently so he could acquire a 427 Cobra, CSX 2095 remains in excellent condition throughout and is ready to drive and enjoy in all regards.
118 2004 Porsche Carrera GT WP0CA29864L001060 RM Monterey $700,000 $900,000 $940,000 €808,400 4% GT Silver Metallic over Ascot Brown and Black leather. While Porsche planned a 1,500-unit production run, only 1,270 examples were delivered beginning in 2004. Of those, 644 were sold new to the U.S. Produced in May of 2004, this particular Carrera GT was one such U.S. delivery car. It was finished by the factory in the quintessential color combination of GT Silver Metallic with a two-tone Ascot Brown and Black leather interior and was the 138th example to leave the factory. In addition to being outfitted with the CD radio, the car was also delivered new with a matching set of luggage in Ascot Brown. Shipped by air to Atlanta after being produced, it was delivered new to a collector on the East Coast before moving to California, where it remains today. It is presented in virtually as-new condition throughout, with just 176 miles from new on the odometer, and is still even fitted with its original tires. Eighteen years after the initial introduction of the Carrera GT concept, the production Carrera GT has aged exceptionally well. Today, it is still regarded as one of the most exciting cars seen thus far into the 21st century. Ownership of a Carrera GT is a goal of almost every Porsche enthusiast, and it is easy to understand why. With just 176 miles from new, this would be the perfect example for the enthusiast who missed out on picking one up new.
119 1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Sport Phaeton 902-489 RM Monterey $450,000 $550,000 $445,000 €382,700 -1% Silver over Blue leather. The car offered here began with a very original, correct 1108 Twelve chassis, engine, and drivetrain with its original factory components, formerly in the Nethercutt Collection, as recorded in Edward J. Blend’s The Magnificent Packard Twelve of Nineteen Thirty-Four. The body was produced by a talented wood craftsman who had done similar bodies for the renowned Fran Roxas, while the late, respected California metalshaper Marcel DeLay was responsible for the painstakingly accurate and authentic sheet metal. Steve Babinsky’s Automotive Restorations of Lebanon, New Jersey, completed the mechanical restoration, assembly, and finishes, including beautiful paint and upholstery, using a striking color scheme inspired by the famous ex-Bill Harrah LeBaron sport phaeton. “It was in no way interpretive,” the owner notes of the work. “I wanted it to be done exactly as one of the originals was done. The result is absolutely outstanding in every way in its fit, finish, and presentation.”While the owners are certainly no stranger to concours fields, they elected not to show their Packard, but rather to drive and enjoy it, and have done exactly that since its completion. It has never before been publicly available for sale, and its offering here marks a unique opportunity to acquire one of the very finest modern LeBaron sport phaetons, beautifully restored and preserved by dedicated enthusiasts.
120 1976 Ferrari 308 GTB Vetroresina 19579 RM Monterey $180,000 $220,000 N/R $184,800 €159,475 Mid Giallo Fly over Cuoio and Nero leather. The car is Ferrari Classiche certified and has just over 14,000 miles showing on the odometer. The GTB boasts an original and highly prized finish of Ferrari Fly Yellow complemented by an interior with saddle leather seating and black accents. The owner reports the dashboard and console are in fine form, instrumentation is in working order, and fit and finish all around is reflective of an exceptionally well-maintained, low-mileage Ferrari. The GTB rides on Michelin radials mounted on classic Campagnolo alloy wheels. Further, the consignor states that the engine and storage compartments are clean, and the original exhaust system is in sound condition. The factory owner’s manuals, tool kit, jack, and work light are also included.
121 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 CSX3102 RM Monterey $1,200,000 $1,500,000 $995,000 €855,700 -17% Red over Black. Herb Tousley Ford, MN (1), returned to SAI for repair, Dennis Henningsen, IO (2), fitted with aluminium bodywork from CSX3005, Richard Shopf, LA (3), rebuild finished, Ed Gunther (4), Bill and Bud Jones, VA ’71 (5), “The Joneses owned this car for a remarkable 40 years, during which time it was frequently shown at Shelby American Automobile Club conventions and shows. It received a 1st place in the popular vote 427 Comp Cobra class at the 1977 SAAC-2 in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and it also received many further awards in the years afterwards. By 2006, it had been driven 16,315 miles, which were presumably accumulated since its restoration by Shopf, and it had been featured several times in The Shelby American. So well-known were the Joneses and their Cobra that the car has its own six-page feature story on pages 692–698 of the SAAC World Registry of Cobras and GT40s, which is the same amount of attention that the famous tome gave to Daytona Coupes. The feature is too lengthy to print here, but it is well worth reading in its own right, and a copy is included on file. Overall, it is a wonderful story of two men and their obsession with a great car, as well as their dream to share it with as many other people as possible. “The car was not built to be stored in a garage all of the time,” Bill Jones wrote. “Drive it. Kick it in the ass every once in a while.””, via RM Scottsdale ’15 $990k to vendor, the car was then sent to Cobra expert Mike McClusky for a sympathetic restoration. Work involved stripping the car down to bare metal and returning the body back to more street-specification, including removing the side pipes, hood scoop, and rear fender scoops. The body was then refinished back to the original shade of red. Furthermore, the original seats, which were well worn, were replaced with new leather. A correct splitter was installed in the mouth, as well as a set of OEM 427 street bumpers and over-riders. Additionally, a set of wind-wings and sun visors were added. In all, the work amounted to nearly $97,000, for which the invoice is included on file. Today, this Cobra, the very one featured in those posters, remains highly original with its original engine under the hood. In addition, the car rides on reproduction alloy Cobra road wheels, with an original set of Halibrand mags also supplied, and it is equipped with a 3.79:1 limited-slip rear axle and a competition 36-gallon fuel tank. The driver faces a dashboard with correct Smiths gauges and is secured in his seat by a three-in. competition lap belt. The car is equipped with its original soft top and bows, as well as the original tonneau cover, and it is properly stamped with both CSX 3102 and CSX 3005 numbers.
122 1958 Porsche 356A 1600 Speedster 84100 RM Monterey $375,000 $475,000 $434,000 €373,240 Mid Meissen Blue over Black. Chassis no. 84100 was completed on 15 November 1957 for the 1958 model year, the 356 A Speedster’s final year of production. According to a copy of the factory Kardex, it was originally finished in its current and attractive shade of Meissen Blue. This example was also fitted with sealed-beam headlamps, U.S.-specification bumpers, and a 60-hp Type 616/1 engine bearing number 67644. Like many Speedsters, it was destined for export to the sunny climate of California. After allegedly spending its first 40-odd years in the Golden State, the Speedster arrived in Chicago by 2003. At that time, the car received a minor service and was maintained as necessary, while an additional, more comprehensive service was performed in 2007, for just under $7,000. From 2009 to 2010, the car was treated to a full cosmetic restoration by Porsche specialists in Chicago, Illinois. This restoration included a bare metal refinish, reupholstering of the bucket seats, and finally an overhauling of the engine by noted Porsche specialists at Beck’s European in Scottsdale, Arizona, in 2011. Since the restoration, chassis no. 84100 has been in the care of a collector and has been properly maintained, including a recent major service. This very attractive Meissen Blue 356 makes it easy to appreciate why Porsche Speedsters were one of the most popular sports cars of their day. It is supplied with a copy of its factory Kardex and a Certificate of Authenticity, owner’s manual, tools, jack, as well as the recent service receipts.
123 2003 Aston Martin DB AR1 Zagato SCFAE623X3K800072 RM Monterey $280,000 $350,000 N/R $280,000 €240,800 Mid Sky Silver Metallic over White Magnolia. 72nd of only 99 examples built, CO, USA delivery, later to FL ’11. 792 miles from new. Beautiful example.
124 1966 Ford GT40 Mark II P/1016 RM Monterey $9,000,000 $12,000,000 $9,795,000 €8,423,700 Mid Kandy Gold over Black race. RHD. Prepared by SAI race team and Holman-Moody (1), auto gearbox fitted, Daytona 24 Hour ’66 #87 Bucknum/Ginther DNF, repainted Kandy Gold, Sebring 12 Hours ’66 #4 Bucknum/Foyt 12th, T-44 manual fitted, Le Mans 24 Hour ’66 #5 Bucknum/Hutcherson 3rd, retained by Ford for promotional use, used as a test mule for the Mark IIB program, fitted with bigger disc brakes, wider Halibrand rear wheels, lighter bodywork sections, relocated oil tanks and spare wheel, a new heavy-duty roll cage, an aluminum instrument panel, and a fire suppression system, Daytona 24 Hours ’67 Donohue/Revson DNF, used for testing incl. Le Mans trials, retained by Holman-Moody, donated to Bill Harrahs museum (as P/1015) ’70 (2), Leslie Barth, CT ’83 (3), repainted Blue, Nick Soprano, NY (4), Peter Livanos, CT ’88 (5), prepared by Steele Therkelsen and Carroll Smith for vintage events, Bruce Ziegler, CA (6), Jamey Mazzota (7), George Stauffer, WS (8), Ken Quintenz, OH ’92 (9), restored to original spec, retaining Mark IIB upgrades such as the roll cage, aluminum instrument panel, and the fire suppression system, freshened by Holman Automotive ’96, vendor ’04 (10). Exceptional, genuine, authentically presented and well maintained.
125 1994 Porsche 911 Speedster WP0CB2967RS465399 RM Monterey $250,000 $300,000 N/R $243,600 €209,496 -2% Guards Red over Tri-tone leather. Only 936 were constructed before the 964 program ended in December 1993, and while some were available in optional wide-body “Turbo-look” form, most were narrow-bodied, as in the example offered here. This lovely single-owner 964 Speedster is finished in classic Guards Red with red painted hard-shelled sport seats upholstered in tri-tone black, grey, and red leather, and a black top with red accents highlighting the interior. It has recorded only 1,569 miles from its original delivery at Anderson-Behel Porsche-Audi in Santa Clara, California, and has been carefully stored in a climate-controlled building. The top has rarely been lowered, and its original dealer marketing plate remains in place. Its handsome silver five-spoke light-alloy wheels are factory-fresh and unmarked. Further, it was factory-equipped with power-assisted steering and anti-lock brakes, an entertainment system, air conditioning, and painted wheel center caps. The pristine car is supplied with a Porsche Production Specifications certificate, its original manuals and books, a copy of the original window sticker, and maintenance records from new, including a major service in 2014 at a cost of $4,000. Included are its original tools, spare wheel and jack, air compressor, plastic work gloves (never opened), and several sets of spare keys with a leather pouch. It is truly worthy of addition to any serious Porsche collection.
126 1994 Lamborghini Diablo SE30 ZA9DU27G0RLA12089 RM Monterey $525,000 $725,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Nero Metallizzato over Crema leather. While most of Lamborghini’s 30th birthday gifts to its owners were swathed in a decidedly period metallic purple, the SE30 offered here is one of just two painted Nero Metallizato and trimmed with a cream interior with black piping. It is also believed to be the only remaining example in this stunning combination. The car was also fitted with air conditioning from the factory. Number 89 of the 150 built, this SE30 was delivered new to Montreal-area dealer John Scotti, who kept the car in his private collection until 2012. It was then acquired by the previous owner until 2016 when it was purchased by the current collector and freshly serviced by Scotti prior to talking delivery. Its current owner has continued to preserve the exceptionally original Diablo, and it shows a mere 198 km on its odometer. All original throughout, this rare anniversary edition Lamborghini is presented in factory-original condition and with only essentially delivery mileage since new. Compared to many of its limited-production contemporaries, such as the F50 and EB110, this pristine SE30 represents an excellent opportunity to acquire an otherwise undervalued supercar of the 1990s, and one that is rarer yet. The SE30 is also preferred by Lamborghini collectors compared to its AWD brethren, as it retains the raw and dynamic rear-wheel driving experience. This exceptional Diablo SE30 includes all of its original tools, books, and its four-point racing harnesses. As is to be expected from its low odometer reading, the SE30 shows no signs of use and remains in extraordinary condition. As a celebration of Lamborghini’s 30th anniversary, this Diablo SE30 is a fitting tribute suitable for the most discerning collector.
127 1974 Ferrari 246GTS 08460 RM Monterey $300,000 $400,000 N/R $401,000 €344,860 1% Rosso Chiaro over Beige leather. via Chinetti to Charles Flayhan, NY, USA (1), vendor ’89 (2). 2 owners and 8,300 miles from new. Built in May 1974, very near the end of production, the American-market Dino 246 GTS offered here was delivered new to a New York-area architect, Charles D. Flayhan. Finished in Rosso Chiaro over beige leather with Daytona seats, the Dino remained with its Flayhan for more than a dozen years before being acquired by the current and only second owner in 1989. Copies of their correspondence corroborate the exceedingly low mileage the car had nearly 30 years ago when the current owner acquired it. Its two owners tallied up a mere 8,300 miles over the last 44 years, which makes this certainly one of the lowest-mileage Dinos in existence, and certainly one of the lowest-mileage and unrestored examples. Most recently, Ferrari Classiche certification was completed in 2017 and confirms that its Scaglietti coachwork is as it left the factory in 1974. Its engine is the numbers-matching, original unit fitted with a trio of Weber downdraft carburetors. The original five-speed manual transmission remains fitted as well. In 2016, the 246 GTS was treated to over $55,000 worth of mechanical maintenance, including a suspension freshening by Ferrari experts at Classic Coach of Elizabeth, New Jersey.
128 1958 Bentley S1 Continental Fastback BC4LDJ RM Monterey $800,000 $1,000,000 $912,500 €784,750 Mid Masons Black over Buttery leather. 1 of 22 LHD examples. Delivery in Havana Brown to Josefina Tarafa, Cuba and CT, USA (1), specified with the high-performance, large-valve, large-carburetor 8:1 compression engine and factory power steering, along with the later dual master cylinder braking and heavier axle shafts, high-speed driving headlamps, air horns, a unique spare wheel carrier, swiveling front ventilator windows, additional ventilation ducting and “rainshields,” interior reading lights, an eight-day winding clock, an altimeter, and a radio, lockable front cabinets, ashtrays for all four passengers, map pockets, and window curtains, while the body was originally finished, Fred Sutherland, CA ’76 (2), Dr. Patrick Mauer (3), Richard Gorman ’90 (4), Craig Zinn, FL (5), refinished in Mason’s Black lacquer by Vantage Metalworks, and the interior was retrimmed using Rolls-Royce’s famous Connolly leather in tan, the well-preserved burled walnut interior trim was restored to concours standards, appropriate mechanical restoration was also performed, and finally a rare period-correct air-conditioning system was acquired and installed as it would have been done by Bentley in 1958, Jean Pierre Slavic, Swizterland ’07 (6), mechanically restored, vendor ’08 (7). Presented here in deep brilliant Mason’s Black, buttery leather interior, and exquisite walnut trim, it is in splendid condition cosmetically and mechanically, and is offered with its original owners’ handbook, six-piece set of fitted luggage, hand and road tools, build sheets, chassis cards, and shipping manifests, among many fascinating documents that tell its story and validate its exceptional provenance. The manual is particularly of note, as it is the original numbered to this car and has seven typed pages of instructions specific to this car, included by the factory. Highly desirable.
129 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Convertible DB5C/1924/R RM Monterey $1,900,000 $2,500,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Peony Red over Tan leather. 1 of 7 Vantage spec Convertibles. via J. Blake and Company Limited to J.V.R. Bullough, UK (1), T.F. Kennel (2), J. Denoyer (3), Henry S. Miller, USA (4), restored by Kent Bain’s Automotive Restorations to concours standards ’05, converted to LHD, fully documented, and invoices for over $200,000 are included in the history file. The DB5C embarked on a highly successful post-restoration show career, winning a Class Award at its first showing at the AMOC Lime Rock Classic in Connecticut. Other show entries included the 2007 Gold Coast Concours at Glen Cove, New York, followed by the Amelia Island and Greenwich Concours d’Elegance in 2009, the Fairfield Concours in 2010 and most recently the Cavallino Mar-A-Lago Concours, where it received a class award. Since its last sale in 2012, the DB5 has been living on the West Coast (5), properly maintained by an avid collector of classic cars. Everflex convertible top and camel Wilton wool carpets. Superb, drivable and rare. via RM Amelia ’12 $1.21 mil.
130 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster 198.042.10.002623 RM Monterey $1,300,000 $1,500,000 N/R $1,297,500 €1,115,850 -1% Black (DB40) over Tan leather (DB1060). The 300 SL offered here was formerly part of the well-known Fred Kemp collection of Mercedes-Benzes, which was displayed at the Kemp Automobile Museum in Missouri. After Mr. Kemp’s ownership, it was acquired by another enthusiast, who commissioned a no-expense-spared restoration of the matching-numbers car at the hands of Mercedes-Benz specialist Walter Quitt of Costa Mesa, California. The body was removed from the frame, and all of the panels were stripped to bare metal before being refinished. The engine, transmission, and rear end were all rebuilt. Mechanical work was performed by noted father–son team Walter and Dirk Quitt. The final gear ratio was also changed to 3.25:1, to provide for high speeds at lower rpms, which is ideal for touring. The brakes were found to be of the sought-after large-version drum brakes that were developed from racing experience, which were disassembled and then rebuilt. This roadster, finished in Black (DB 40) over tan leather (DB 1060) and correct leather-edged boucle-style carpet, is fitted with the desirable European-style headlamps, Rudge-style knock-off wheels, and modern radial tires, as well as both a soft top and the factory removable hardtop. The trunk houses handmade German reproduction luggage, which is supplied with the car, along with a tool roll, its original owner’s manual, and a sales catalogue. Matching numbers and 17,000 miles (possibly) from new. via RM Monterey ’14 $1.375 mil.
131 1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Convertible Victoria 1108-65 RM Monterey $4,500,000 $6,000,000 $3,745,000 €3,220,700 -17% Charcoal over Cream leather and Black top. 1 of 4 Dietrich Individual Custom convertible victorias on the 11th series Twelve chassis to exist, used for the Packard Traveling Salon, Ricardo LaCorsta, NY (1), taken to Puerto Rico, later used as a taxi, abandoned in P.R., imported by Patrick Young, NH ’60s, Paul Baughman, OH ’68, John Wheatley, OK ’60s, restoration begun, Dale Adams ’12, Joseph & Margie Cassini, NJ ’12, restored by RM Auto Restoration in current livery. The Cassinis commissioned RM Auto Restoration to complete the car’s restoration. The body was properly finished in a seductively subtle charcoal hue, with a complementary leather interior in the original Dietrich style. All of the trim is correct to the car’s surviving period photographs, including the unique rear-mounted spares and “bumperettes,” and the car retains much of the original Dietrich body hardware with which it was delivered, as well as its original chassis, engine, and firewall tag. Especially noteworthy are the dashboard-mounted radio and the chromed radiator shell, both of which were originally delivered with the car in 1934. Typical of an RM restoration, every detail is finished with jewel-like quality and precision, inside, outside, and underneath, forming a harmonious whole over 14,000 hours of craftsmanship. At its completion, the Packard was premiered, as is the Cassinis’ tradition, at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. They were thrilled enough to see it awarded 1st in Class, in what is traditionally among Pebble Beach’s most strenuously judged and competitive classes. However, it was then chosen and lined up as one of the Best of Show nominees . . . and, amidst a fanfare and cloud of confetti, chosen as Best of Show, the most prestigious honor in classic automobile collecting. Instantly it became not just one of the world’s most beautiful Packards, but perhaps the best known. Following its great honor, the car has been selectively exhibited at other prestigious events throughout North America. It was again judged Best in Class and Best of Show at the 2016 Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s, and was Best in Class at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in the same year. There are still numerous judging opportunities open to a new owner, including Classic Car Club of America competition and, of course, many other concours on both sides of the Atlantic, to which this Pebble Beach Best of Show winner would be very warmly welcomed. It is accompanied by photographic and written documentation of the restoration, including copies of period documentation, photographs, and correspondence, all documenting that the car was first delivered in its current configuration.
132 1961 Ferrari 250GT Cabriolet Series II 2587GT RM Monterey $1,650,000 $1,900,000 $1,792,500 €1,541,550 Mid Grigio Fumo over Beige vinyl and leather. Overdrive transmission. Mr. Daniel Balozian, France & CA, USA (1), via Richard Straman to Richard W. Gent, OH ’86 (2), restored by Joe Piscazzi in red with a beige interior, and afterwards it was exhibited at the Ferrari Club of America (FCA) International Concours in 1989 and 1990. A handful of further owners on the East Coast followed, including William Kevin Collins of Louisville, and Robert Weis of Pittsburgh, who exhibited it at several of the Cavallino Classics in West Palm Beach, earning FCA Platinum honors as well as, in 2000, Coppa Bella Macchina and Coppa Strada GT. Around 2004 the cabriolet was acquired by Gary Lilienthal of Boston, who displayed it at several events in New England. Eventually it was purchased from him by the current owner, in whose ownership it was completely disassembled down to bare metal and freshly restored to original, factory-correct appearance, including the proper original colors and a fresh leather interior. The owner reports that the matching-numbers engine was fully disassembled and rebuilt, and pulls strongly, displaying excellent oil pressure; the front and rear suspension were also disassembled and inspected, the generator and dynamo rebuilt, and the transmission was resealed. In this form the car appeared at the Ferrari 70th Anniversary special display at Casa Ferrari during the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Presented in superb concours-quality condition with Ferrari Classiche Certification, detailed records, spare parts, photographs, and a highly accurate reproduction tool roll with tools, this is an utterly outstanding Cabriolet Series II.
133 1973 Ferrari 365GTB/4 16961 RM Monterey $725,000 $775,000 $775,000 €666,500 Mid Nero over Rosso and Nero leather. via Chinetti to unknown, later to BC, Canada, never registered, possibly owned by Don Kalmokoff, F.W. Griffiths ’70s, redone in Rosso Red, William Gillespie, TN ’81, via Steve Forristall to Ron Cohen, MD, stored, recommissioned, vendor. The owner undertook a careful, sympathetic restoration of the excellent car to its original specifications, including the correct color (one of 30 finished in Nero); the engine and transmission have never been out of the car, only detailed, and the interior is the original installed by the factory in 1973, remaining in remarkable condition. Further, the Daytona retains all of its proper drivetrain components, including the now-unobtainium U.S. emissions equipment, and is still on the correct magnesium “throwing star” wheels. At the time of cataloguing the car recorded just 15,594 actual miles, traceable through its accompanying Marcel Massini report, at the time of cataloguing. It is offered with receipts for a recent extensive service by Ferrari specialist Greg Jones, its 1985 Bill of Sale from Forrestal Motors, as well as sets of tools (including the “briefcase” of fitted wrenches, and the very rare “wiping cloth” in mint condition), a spare set of Borrani wire wheels, complete books, and the Red Book for its Ferrari Classiche certification. The latter documents its original engine, transmission, and other components as matching to the car. Utterly superb.
134 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400SV 4920 RM Monterey $2,200,000 $2,400,000 $2,177,500 €1,872,650 -1% Rosso Corsa and Grigio over Nero vinyl. 1 of 11 single sump/Borletti air con. Chassis no. 4920 was finished in the Miura SV’s most popular color, Rosso Corsa (one of 46 cars finished as such), trimmed in black vinyl upholstery, and fitted with engine 30655, which it is still fitted with today. In addition to being one of only 11 single-sump Miura SVs delivered with Borletti air conditioning, the car retained a handful of even more unique features. At the factory, chassis no. 4920 was fitted with chrome bumpers, an external fuel filler cap, as well as custom slats in the front clamshell. According to Miura guru Joe Sackey, only two Miura SVs left the factory with chrome bumpers, the other car being chassis no. 5110. One of only 49 Miura SVs to remain in its home country, in August of 1971, chassis no. 4920 was invoiced to an unnamed first owner. Six or seven years after being sold new, it was acquired by Claudio Zampolli. No stranger to the brand, Zampolli worked at Lamborghini from 1966 to 1975 alongside Bob Wallace in testing and developing the S and SV models of the Miura. Specifically, Zampolli worked with the Miura’s chassis designer, Gian Paolo Dallara, on revising the rear suspension for the SV and was also responsible for overseeing production and road testing of the Miura SV prior to delivery. Zampolli decided to keep the Miura SV at his home in Southern California, registering it with California vanity plates “SV BULL.” Starting out on his own in the 1980s, Zampolli established Cizeta Automobili, a company based in Modena that sought to produce a boutique supercar. At some point, Zampolli sent his Miura back to Italy where it was restored in the Cizeta factory, before being returned to its adopted home of California. There it remained and in 1995, it was purchased by Louis Puccio of Anaheim. In Puccio’s ownership, the Miura was exhibited at a number of concours events, including The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering, in 2006. At subsequent concours awards include 1st in class at both the 2006 Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance and the 2009 Los Angeles Concours d’Elegance, as well as a 3rd in class at the Palos Verdes Concours in 2009. The car was sold by him in 2005 to Dr. Alex Albarian of Glendale, California. At this point, Dr. Albarian commissioned his own restoration of the Miura, removing the car’s external fuel filler and special slats, replacing them with standard and factory-correct components. However, these features were kept and are offered with the car should its new owner decide to refit them to the Miura. With Albarian, the car was Best in Class once more, at Palos Verdes. Purchased by its current owners shortly after the completion of the restoration, the car has remained well kept and preserved in their collection of sports and racing cars, accumulating only a handful of miles in their ownership. With a unique story and interesting place in the hierarchy of the Miura itself, chassis no. 4920 presents a myriad of interesting opportunities for its next owner as either a show-ready example or a perfectly presented weekend driver.
135 1931 Cord L-29 Cabriolet 2231 RM Monterey $225,000 $275,000 $224,000 €192,640 -1% Black and Red over Red. The cabriolet offered here, built in January 1931, was among the first L-29s to receive a modern concours-quality restoration, performed by owner Jerry Coburn and completed in 1970, including installation of frame unit number 2231. It was among the first L-29s exhibited in the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in Auburn, Indiana, where it was on loan for several years in the late 1970s and early 1980s. In 1985, with new owner Gordon R. Klodt of New Jersey, it was featured in the July issue of Car Collector Magazine, as well as in a special exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Well-known enthusiast Bob Joynt, writing in Car Collector, described it as being “probably the most photographed L-29 in existence.” In 1984 the car was purchased by Louis Wright, who retained ownership until 2004, when the Cord was refreshed in its present striking color scheme and joined a prominent Southwestern collection. The current owners acquired it in 2010 and have now maintained it in their collection for almost nine years. It remains very attractively finished, with polished side-mount covers and Pilot Ray driving lights, and would undoubtedly be welcome to any number of Auburn Cord Duesenberg (ACD) Club events. It has been Certified by the Club as a Category One Original Car, number CL-019.
136 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America B24S 1156 RM Monterey $950,000 $1,250,000 Not sold Not sold N/A “Verde Ascot Metallic over Tan leather. 1 of 181 left hand drive Aurelia Spider Americas. Like most of the left-hand B24S Spider Americas, chassis no. B24S-1156 was originally delivered to the U.S. The most significant portion of the car’s history began in the mid-1980s when it was acquired and reimported to Italy by Silvana Cima, a well-known Italian Lancia collector. In order to return the car to active use, Cima commissioned a complete mechanical and cosmetic restoration from Milan-based KCA, for many years one of the world’s leading Lancia restorers. The grigio car was repainted in an original Lancia Verde Ascot Metallic color that sets off the rare optional Borrani wire wheels, and the interior was upholstered in a contrasting tan leather interior. On its return to the road in 1989, Cima entered the Spider in the Mille Miglia Storica, the Tour Auto, the Sanremo Rally, Monza Revival Rally, and the Gira di Primavera, among other events, over the course of his two-decade ownership of the car. In 2005, 1156 was sold to Nico Koel of the Netherlands. In Koel’s ownership the car’s rally use continued, participating in the Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti and Modena Cento Ore Classic. In early 2009, the car was brought back to the U.S., where it was displayed at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in Monterey, California. The Aurelia was then acquired by the current owner in 2010. And although the car presented remarkably well 20 years after its restoration, it was given a complete, engine-out mechanical overhaul to ensure that its performance matched its appearance. The car received approximately 500 hours of thorough reconditioning to engine and transaxle, as well as the fitting of a new fuel tank. The car retains its full weather equipment, including the framed glass side curtains with vents, as well as its original tool kit. Importantly, the engine wears dual 40 DCZ-5 Weber carburetors on a special intake manifold and air cleaner by Nardi & C., which gives approximately 130–132 bhp – a substantial increase over the 108 bhp of the U.S.-specification single-carburetor version. Over the past two years it has since been subject to a complete bare-metal repaint, a new interior and new top, the chrome was refinished, and the front suspension, shocks, and brakes, have been fully rebuilt. Continuing its extensive tour history, the current owner has completed the Colorado Grand and Copperstate 1000, each twice and without issue.
This Aurelia Spider no. B24S-1156 is listed in the Registro Aurelia Italiano and holds a FIVA identity card and an Italian Certificato di Omologazione. Nicely documented, rejuvenated, and detailed, 1156 is ready for both concours and vintage rally events at the highest level. A true masterpiece of Lancia engineering and Pinin Farina styling, this beautifully presented Spider America is one of the greats of mid-1950s Italian automotive design. Stunning example.”
137 2014 Ferrari La Ferrari 206449 RM Monterey $3,000,000 $4,000,000 N/R $3,305,000 €2,842,300 Mid Rosso Corsa over Nero. Delivered to Ferrari of Central New Jersey, this LaFerrari was built for the 2014 model year and finished in Ferrari’s traditional Rosso Corsa, eschewing the more common black-painted roof and mirrors, which match the remainder of the car’s paintwork and the brake calipers. Inside, the car is fitted with Nero leather with contrasting red piping and stitched Cavallinos in the headrests. In addition to the car’s dashboard trimmed in carbon fiber, it is also equipped with an additional $4,965 in special-order options according to its window sticker. Since delivery, the car has been exceptionally well preserved and is presented today in virtually as-new condition, with only minimal mileage accumulated from factory testing and delivery mileage at the selling dealer, with the odometer showing less than 150 miles at the time of cataloguing. It presents its next owner with a handful of possibilities as the perfect cornerstone to any Ferrari collection to preserve and cherish for years to come, or to enjoy on the open road as a brand-new car four years after it initially left the factory. With proceeds benefitting a very worthy cause associated with the automotive industry, this is a wonderful opportunity to acquire an equally wonderful LaFerrari.
138 1965 Aston Martin DB5 DB5/2202/L RM Monterey $700,000 $900,000 $731,000 €628,660 Mid Silver Birch over Black leather. H. C. Burgraff, CA, USA (1), James and Rosalie Sterling (2?), the original engine was completely rebuilt and has only been driven approximately 300 miles since then. Additionally, the carburetors were overhauled, and new exhaust manifolds and fuel tanks were fitted. The transmission and clutch were rebuilt, the oil cooler boiled out, and the fuel pump cleaned and rebuilt to ensure everything was working perfectly. The owners also repainted the DB5, replacing the original Fiesta Red with the more familiar Silver Birch – reminiscent of the famous Bond DB5. The interior was rebuilt – new foam was put in the seats before being covered with black leather, and the door panels were re-trimmed. Small details such as window seals and window wipers were replaced to ensure a comfortable drive. Unfortunately, before completing the project, James suddenly passed, and the DB5 was placed in storage until earlier this year. In February of this year, DB5/2202/L was sent to Kevin Kay Restorations to recommission the car after being in storage for 20 years. Over 260 hours were spent bringing the DB5 back into fine working order. Detailed invoices from Kevin Kay list all items that were addressed, and these are included with the car. Among the numerous items, the carburetors were disassembled and rebuilt. A new starter was fitted, and the engine properly tuned. The clutch and brakes were both serviced, new window lifts were added, and other electrical issues sorted. The engine bay, trunk, and package shelf were all put in good order. After a full reservicing, this DB5 is on the button and ready to be driven. With only 70,698 miles on the odometer and accompanied by copies of all available California registration slips from 1966 to 2017, invoices from the original restoration and the Kevin Kay refreshing, this DB5 represents a singular opportunity to acquire a rare example with a completely known history and recent refresh by expert craftsmen.
139 1968 Porsche 908K 908-010 RM Monterey $2,300,000 $2,800,000 Not sold Not sold N/A White over Red race. RHD. 1 of 5 908K. Porsche Ag, Spa 1000km ’68 #6 Elford/Neerpasch DNF/ crashed, disassembled and put into storage by Porsche in Stuttgart, chassis/body to unnamed, Switzerland (2?), via Dale Miller to Bill Ferran, FL, USA (3?), restored by John Corson, the primary damage was on the right side where the car had impacted the telephone pole. Corson restored the original steel spaceframe chassis (lighter aluminum alloy was used beginning with 908-012), replacing the damaged portions of tubing, and tracked down missing parts, including a series-correct, factory-original flat-eight three-liter engine and a correct 908 five-speed transaxle, the former being acquired from the Vasek Polak estate. Most of the original fiberglass body panels had survived largely intact, and Corson repaired parts as required. The car was painted its original factory color of white and sent to Florida barely in time for the 2004 Rennsport Reunion at Daytona International Speedway. There, the owner took the car out for several demonstration laps and then placed the car on display. Elford and a number of other Porsche factory racing drivers autographed the underside of the rear engine cover. In December 2006, Cameron Healy of Portland, Oregon (4?), purchased the car and brought it to the West Coast where it has been actively raced in vintage events. During the tenure of the present ownership the car has been meticulously maintained jointly by Rod Emory of Emory Motorsport in North Hollywood, California, and Jeff Gamroth of Rothsport Racing of Sherwood, Oregon. Gamroth performed all the suspension set-up adjustments for the car and freshened the factory engine in 2016. It has not been raced since. Receipts for the recent engine work by Rothsport Racing are available for review, along with Corson’s detailed restoration photos and receipts. Today, this historic and potent machine is presented in its original white factory paint scheme, along with the number “6” and broad yellow identification stripe across the nose. The fit and finish on the car are described as excellent. It was featured in the North Carolina Museum of Art’s acclaimed exhibit Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed from October 2013 to January 2014 and is included in the lavish coffee table book that was printed for the event. More recently, 908-010 was awarded Best in Class at the Forest Grove, Oregon, Concours d’ Elegance in July 2016 in a special group of Porsche race cars judged by Miles Collier and Dr. Julio Palmaz. This stunning Porsche prototype was a participant at numerous Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunions (2007–2010), Rennsport Reunions II and III at Daytona, as well as RS IV at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The car received its FIA HTP in April 2010. Chassis 908-010 has also been accepted for competition at Rennsport VI at Laguna Seca this September, and that entry should be transferrable to the new owner. The Schroth racing harness set is of the HANS type and was replaced in 2014; a new fuel cell was mounted in 2004. Chassis 908-010 is supplied with a spare set of correct light-alloy center-lock wheels and their special socket.
140 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster 1E12474 RM Monterey $225,000 $275,000 N/R $240,800 €207,088 Mid Opalescent Silver Blue over Dark Blue leather and top. The E-Type offered here was built on 18 January 1966 and dispatched to Jaguar Cars New York for Thomas J. Watson, believed to have been the scion and chairman of IBM and well-known car enthusiast. It was acquired by its current owner, a well-known marque specialist, several years ago, after which a beautiful restoration was performed. This included rebuilding all major mechanical components, including boring over the engine by 20-thousandths, regrinding the crankshaft to accept new bearings, resizing the connecting rods, and installing new small end bushings, as well as dynamically balancing the rotating assembly to ensure smooth operation. The original cylinder head was rebuilt using new valves, springs, and tappets. The gearbox was rebuilt with new bearings, synchro rings, layshaft, and seals, and now operates beautifully; further, the differential was rebuilt with new bearings and seals, while changing the gear ratio to 3.07, improving the performance of the car while making each gear feel longer and reducing the engine revs at higher speeds. Keeping the engine cool is a new aluminum radiator and 16-in. electric fan, which works well in modern traffic. The entire braking system is new, from the master cylinder to the rotors, as is the wiring harness, fuel tank and pump, windows, and sundry other items. The body was refinished from bare metal in Opalescent Silver-Blue, an original E-Type color, and the interior retrimmed using correct British materials. Six-in. wide, 15-in. diameter wheels were installed, one-in. wider than stock, to accept Michelin 205/70/15 tires. Supplied with the car is a correct jack, tool kit, owner’s handbook, and convertible top boot. One of the nicest and best-presented E-Types on the market, this wonderful roadster is suitable for either concours or a winding country road.
141 1963 Aston Martin DP215 DP215 RM Monterey $18,000,000 $22,000,000 $21,455,000 €18,451,300 Mid “British Racing Green over Light Green. RHD. Le Mans 24 Hours ’63 Hill/Bianchi DNF, engine and gearbox stripped, Malcolm Calvert ’74 (1), restoration begun, DB6
engine and ZF gearbox fitted, road driven ’78, Nigel Dawes (2), restoration continued, Cooper-Aston 4.2-liter engine ex Indy 500 fitted, reworked by Forward Engineering to dry sump, the interior was also restored, and Dawes even managed to find the correct, original seats which he had re-covered in a green corduroy which matched the 1963 fabric. A true success, Nigel Dawes’ restoration saw DP215 restored to its former glory, excepting the original engine and the S532-type gearbox, Tony Smith ’96 (3), vendor ’02 (4), restoration continued with a new S532 gearbox built by Richard Williams and Crosthwaite & Gardner. Installed by Chris Woodgate, the engine had only run an estimated 300 miles since an RS William rebuild in 1992. When fitting the dry-sump components that had been created for the Cooper-Aston, the engine was inspected, and everything was found to be perfect, nearly brand new. When Chris Woodgate ran an engine dyno to fine-tune the calibrations, the engine recorded a comfortable 300 bhp – and that was not even a maximum power run, showing that the original Le Mans test figure of 326 bhp should be readily available, if desired. Whole again, DP215 is as on the button as any new owner could hope for. Stunningly beautiful, the most significant one off Aston Martin.”
142 1934 Delage D8 Sports Tourer 40112 RM Monterey $250,000 $325,000 N/R $224,000 €192,640 -10% Dark Blue over Tan leather. This Delage D8 was sent out new to Tasmania, just off the southeastern coast of Australia. The second owner was on King Island, just north of Tasmania, and by 1985 it had been purchased by Paul Rodis of Melbourne, Victoria, on the mainland. Rodis undertook some work on the car, but sold it to Antony Osborne in 2001. Osborne, an enthusiastic collector and owner of The Delage Garage in Richmond, Victoria, commenced a thorough, no-expense-spared restoration. The decision was taken to replace the car’s original saloon coachwork with a newly commissioned two-seat sports body suitable for rallying and touring. Trimmed in rich tan leather, it has carpets edged to match, Jaeger instruments, and all the appropriate appointments. The engine and transmission were entrusted to Grant Cowie of Creek Workshop, a well-known Bentley and Delage specialist. The complete rebuild involved upgrading to “S” performance, which involved four SU carburetors and a new, free-flowing exhaust manifold. After replacing all pistons, connecting rods, bearings and timing chain, regrinding the camshaft and crankshaft, and re-boring valve guides, the entire engine was fully balanced. The gearbox and water pump were also rebuilt, along with the hydraulic brakes and synchromesh gearbox. New ring and pinion gears in the axle give a ratio that best suits the new body and up-rated engine. Fuel delivery and ignition have been tuned to produce circa 120 bhp, resulting in a better power-to-weight ratio than many of its contemporaries and making the car capable of 100 mph motoring. With about 1,000 miles running since the restoration, it starts easily on the button and is ready to be rallied worldwide, in the likes of Mille Miglia and the Colorado Grand. It will be equally at home at prestige concours d’elegance. The car is accompanied by a voluminous leather-bound Delage history file, detailing the mechanical work and numerous photos of the body constructed by one of Victoria’s best coachbuilders. A matching-numbers automobile arriving directly from Australia, it has been restored to the highest standard, and the quality is abundantly apparent in the way it runs and drives.
143 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Gurney Nutting Drophead Sedanca Coupe 170MY RM Monterey $1,400,000 $1,800,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Black over Beige leather. RHD. via Jack Barclay to Hugo Cunliffe-Owen (1), Gurney Nutting coachwork fitted, Dr W. Moir Shepherd ’36 (2), Jack Dunfee ’36 (3), C.J. Bell ’67 (4), Donald Dixon ’80s (5), Sir Anthony Bamford, UK ’80s (6), Bernie Ecclestone Collection ’95 (7), via RM London $866k to vendor ’07 (8). The current owners acquired the car at the sale of the Ecclestone Collection in 2007, and immediately submitted it to Steve Babinsky’s Automotive Restorations of Lebanon, New Jersey, for a complete, concours-quality restoration, including all mechanical components. Mr. Babinsky noted that there was some woodwork and aluminum requiring replacement in the roof, but the car was otherwise solid and intact, and an ideal basis for restoration. Surviving Gurney Nutting delivery photographs allowed minor alterations to the bodywork, such as the addition of landau bars and a second rear-mounted spare, to be corrected; most every detail was finished to how it had first been delivered to Sir Hugo in 1933. Even the proper original, complete tool set was completed, with a custom-fitted box. The completed car was debuted at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where it beautifully completed the Tour d’Elegance and was subsequently judged 2nd in Class and received the Lucius Beebe Trophy, bestowed upon the most elegant Rolls-Royce. Its other prestigious honors included Best of Show at the 2009 Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance, 2010 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, and 2010 Bay Harbor Vintage Car & Boat Festival, and the Founder’s Trophy at The Elegance at Hershey in 2012. Following its inaugural run of show appearances and awards, the owner decided to return the second rear-mounted spare to the car, as he had come to prefer its appearance. The Continental’s fascinating history is fully detailed, including numerous photographs depicting the well-maintained car throughout its life, in Andre Blaize’s book, The Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental (pp. 480–483). It also appears in Raymond Gentile’s The Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental (p. 164, 167) and Edward Eves’s Rolls-Royce: 75 Years of Motoring Excellence (p. 192). Further, the car has been the basis of two models, a 1/43rd-scale version by Jean-Paul Thévenet and a ceramic 1/16th-scale version by C. Booth, and has been widely featured in concours photography over the past several seasons.
144 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing 198.040.4500080 RM Monterey $1,400,000 $1,600,000 N/R $1,380,000 €1,186,800 -1% Black over plaid. via Max Hoffman in Light Blue (DB 334) over Blue vinyl and plaid (L1) and Falvey Motors, repainted Green before delivery to José J. Calvillo, MI, USA (1), Fred T. Haddock (2), Rudi Koniczek (3), restored in current livery, vendor ’11 (4?). Well maintained. Stunning. Docs and parts. n its current ownership, the strength of the award-winning restoration work continues to characterize this stunning Gullwing. The car’s magnificent exterior condition is matched by a beautifully detailed interior, engine compartment, and trunk, as well as the overwhelmingly authentic level of presentation in every mechanical part used. Further enriched by the presence of a matching set of luggage, a complete tool kit, photo documentation of the restoration process, and a set of owner’s manuals, this arresting 300 SL Gullwing lacks for nothing. It is a show-ready example that invites future ownership to make a competitive run at national-level concours d’elegance and Mercedes-Benz club events. It is among the finest examples available in today’s market and will doubtlessly draw the attention of any serious collector looking to acquire a premium-level early Gullwing. via RM Monterey ’12 $1.17 mil. & ’15 NS$1.5 mil.
145 2014 McLaren P1 SBM12ABB3EW000024 RM Monterey $1,700,000 $2,000,000 $1,820,000 €1,565,200 Mid Liquid Silver over Grey alcantara. Already one of the most eye-catching automobiles built thus far into the 21st century, this McLaren P1 brings its visual panache to a whole new level by employing MSO’s Liquid Silver paintwork. As confirmed by McLaren, only two P1s would be finished as such, and both cars were built for @mwvmnw; one in European specification and the example offered here, built to U.S. specification. Truly brilliant in the flesh, MSO’s Liquid Silver is normally reserved for Formula 1 cars and was utilized by McLaren for the Formula 1 car driven by Lewis Hamilton in his championship winning season. The car also boasts factory wheels with a ball-polished finish, unique to this car, along with contrasting McLaren Red brake calipers and detailing along the front and rear splitters. Inside, the interior is trimmed with grey Alcantara, and the racing seats boast seat belts for both road and track use. In his ownership, the car has been driven just 2,200 miles from new and remains in brilliant condition both inside and out, having been fully serviced and maintained by McLaren its whole life. Taking the entire production run of the McLaren P1 into consideration, it would be difficult to imagine a more desirable car than this, one of only two examples offered in MSO Liquid Silver and offered from a world-class collection of supercars.
146 2011 Porsche 911/997 GT2 RS WP0AE2A92BS778175 RM Monterey $440,000 $480,000 $445,000 €382,700 Mid Silver and carbon over black leather. 620bhp 3600cc twin turbo flat 6. 6 speed manual. 1 of 500. 2 private owners, 4500 miles, mint condition. via RM Amelia ’17 $434k.
147 1927 Isotta – Fraschini Tipo 8AS Fleetwood Roadster 1175 RM Monterey $1,500,000 $2,000,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Black over Red leather. RHD. via Isotta Motors to Rudolph Valentino, CA, USA (1), Fleetwood coachwork fitted, displayed at the New York Auto Salon, said to have cost $25k, Peggy Hopkins Joyce (2), unknown, George Waterman, RI ’45, Howard Kizer, restored in Blue, Richard C. Paine/Seal Cove Auto Museum, Matt and Barbara Browning, UT ’85, Joseph and Maggie Cassini ’01, restored by RM Auto Restoration soon set to work restoring every nut and bolt to authentic, original condition. The restoration was completed in 2003, and multiple significant national awards followed, including Best of Show at the Meadow Brook, Greenwich, Lehigh, and St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance; the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Celebration of Automobiles; the Elegance at Hershey; and the Concours d’Elegance of Texas, as well as Best in Class at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Stunning.
148 1948 Tucker 48 1046 RM Monterey $1,800,000 $2,100,000 $1,820,000 €1,565,200 Mid Maroon over Fawn leather.. 1 of 8 completed after Tucker closed, via auction to unknown, Nick Jenin, FL, rebuilt with a Oldsmobile Rocket V8 and various mods, John and Carolyn Janecek, OR, body mounted on a ’64 Mercury chassis, Walter Ready, AZ ’02, vendor ’07. The Tucker was acquired by its current owners from the Ready Family in 2007, and shortly thereafter, in consultation with Tucker historian Martyn Donaldson and well-known Tucker authority Mark Lieberman, a decision was made to undertake the car’s complete restoration to authentic original condition. Donaldson and Lieberman would oversee the work at RM Auto Restoration of Blenheim, Ontario, which has restored more concours-quality Tuckers than any other facility in the world. Returning 1046 to its original form was a painstaking process, involving sourcing an original Tucker engine, cord transmission, “new-old-stock” dashboard, and complete interior, as well as many miscellaneous parts, done through careful research and dogged pursuit. All of the original stampings are present, and all of the body panels are original to this car. Most impressively, the original underbody was reproduced by digitally scanning the original floors and support extensions of Tucker number 1047, then having a precise duplicate cut by water jet, as would be done to restore a car with a rusty underbody. Even the rough-looking welds found on 1047’s original underside were reproduced on this car to make it factory-correct in all regards. An original spare Tucker engine, no. 335-55, was sourced and fitted. A gas tank and front trunk tub were fabricated, along with the entire floor and parts of the correct Torsilastic suspension; several of the parts that were used in the restoration actually came from 1046 originally. The Maroon paint was digitally matched to traces of original factory finish, under the fender rubber welting and glovebox door. The well-documented result, finished precisely as it would have left the factory, is without a doubt one of the most painstakingly researched, correct, and beautifully detailed restorations of any Tucker, and has produced a car which is most certainly the finest restored example available today at any price.
149 1959 Ferrari 250GT Pininfarina Coupe 1245GT RM Monterey $575,000 $700,000 $643,000 €552,980 Mid Two tone Verde over Nero leather. via Luigi Chinetti in Blu Genziana (Max Meyer 16229) over a vinyl and leather interior in Nero (8500) to unknown, USA, discovered with Bill McIntyre, PA ’70s, Carl Cantera, MD ’88, restored in current livery, The restored car was judged Best of Show at the Garden State Fall Festival and Concours d’Elegance in 1992 and placed 2nd in Class and won the Forza Ferrari Award at the Ferrari Club of America National Meeting and Concours at Grand Rapids that same year. It reappeared at the event the following year, this time earning 1st in Class and receiving the Luigi Chinetti Award for Outstanding GT Ferrari. The coupe also won its class at both Pebble Beach and Concorso Italiano in the same weekend in 1993. Not content with those laurels, it also won Best of Show at the Concorso!, vendor since ’94. Examination shows its restoration to be well preserved, including an engine compartment that is neat, tidy, and still highly presentable. The paint is rich, deep, and lustrous, with minor scratching to the roof its only notable flaw. The Veglia gauges are beautiful and clear, with the odometer recording only 791 miles since restoration at the time of cataloguing. The car is accompanied by a selection of trophies and a tool kit with jack and hammer.
150 2005 Ford GT 1FAFP90S85Y400754 RM Monterey $300,000 $350,000 N/R $324,000 €278,640 Mid Red and White over Black leather. Delivered new to California, this Ford GT was built for the 2005 model year and is equipped with all four factory options: BBS wheels, red painted brake calipers, upgraded McIntosh stereo, and hood and side stripes. Remaining with its first owner who accrued just a hair under 800 miles from new in nine years of ownership, it was sold to the current owner in New York in 2014. In his custody, the same level of preservation was retained, and it has only been driven an additional 37 miles, leaving mileage at the time of cataloguing as 831 miles from new. The last service was undertaken in 2016, and less than a handful of miles have accrued since.
151 1953 Ferrari 250MM Pininfarina Coupe 0344M RM Monterey $7,500,000 $9,000,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Dark Blue over Beige leather. RHD. 15th of 18 Pininfarina Berlinetta’s. Paolo Ferrari, Italy (1), delivered in Grigio Perla over Beige vinyl, SAIPA S.r.L. ’54 (2), Mas-Olle Persson, Sweden ’54 (3), repainted Blu, displayed at the Swedish International Motor Show in Stockholm, Berksäker ’54, Eläintarhanajo-Djurgärdsloppet/ Helsinki Grand Prix ’54 3rd IC, Röfors H/C ’54 1st IC, Hedemora TT Grand Prix ’54 2nd IC, Skarpnäck ’54 2nd IC, Ljungdalsbacken ’54 DNF, Midnight Sun Rally Persson 3rd, Karlskoga ’54 2nd IC, Skarpnack ’54 3rd, Lake Varpen ’54, Gösta Forsberg ’54 (4), Kononloppet Motorstadion ’54 3rd, Charles Lohmander (5), used by the Swiss Auto Racing Club’s SAR Driver’s School, Eläintarhanajo-Djurgardsloppet ’55 9th, Eifelrennen ’55 8th, Kristianstad ’55 DNF, traded at Joakim Bonniers dealership for an Alfa Romeo (6), loaned to John Kvarnström, Kanonloppet ’55 2nd, Karlskoga ’55 2nd, registered in Switzerland, via SAIPA S.r.L., Herbert Mackay-Fraser, UK (7), repainted in Rosso, Anthony Crook ’58 (8), C.W.P. Hampton ’59 (9), engine rebuilt by Arctic Auto in Paris, and the coachwork was freshened with the removal of the rear fender vents. Fox Ltd in London repainted the body, re-trimmed the interior (including soundproofing and carpeting), and replaced the 50-gallon competition fuel tank with a 25-gallon tank, Pierre Baridnon/Mas du Clos, France ’72 (10), Marcel Massini, Switzerland ’92 (11), Peter Glasel, Germany (12), Klaus Werner (13), Hans Thulin, Sweden ’96 (14), Jean Guikas, France ’98 (15), Rene Maspoli, Switzerland (16), Emilio Gnutti, Italy (17), unknown CA, USA vendor (18). The 250 MM was purchased by the consignor’s family from Mr. Gnutti in October 2010, in a package that also included a Ferrari 500 TRC Spider. Since then, the California-based owner has presented the berlinetta at niche events a handful of times, including display at the Marin-Sonoma County Concours d’Elegance in May 2011, and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August 2013. By this point the consignor commissioned a high-quality refinish in stunning midnight blue. Still displaying the immaculate effects of the recent cosmetic freshening, chassis no. 0344 MM is a pristine and highly desirable example that never experienced any significant damage during its early racing career. The rare berlinetta is very well documented, including ACI registrations, numerous period photographs, and an exhaustive history by Marcel Massini. Having only been publicly presented a few times since its arrival to the U.S. eight years ago, this breathtaking 250 MM can expect a very warm welcome at FCA events and major concours d’elegance. The car’s early build date also qualifies it for the most exclusive touring and rally events worldwide, including the Mille Miglia Storica, California Mille, and the Colorado Grand.
152 1952 Bentley Mark VI Mulliner DHC B342NZ RM Monterey $400,000 $500,000 $434,000 €373,240 Mid Three tone Grey over Red leather and Grey top. RHD. Delivered in Black to Sir John Black, UK (1), unique Mulliners coachwork fitted, Leslie Onslow ’52 (2), unknown, exported to CA, USA, ex C.J. Gelber, A. Sheratin Atkinson, Dr. Kurt Hammerstrom ’73, restored, stored for 37 years, vendor, extensive and authentic mechanical and cosmetic restoration, lasting five years and over 12,000 man-hours. The only change made to the original specifications was to replace the original, sober black livery with a striking three shades of grey, highlighting its unique coach lines. The red leather seats are piped in grey, coordinating with the grey carpets and top, while the polished wood interior veneer is a rare crotch burl with ‘fiddleback’ design. The door interiors feature an Art Deco ‘sunburst’ stitch pattern in red leather. The original ‘His Master’s Voice’ Radiomobile 100 radio has been converted to AM/FM operation, with hidden speakers fitted in the doors, while the charming original hand-wound clock is still mounted on the lockable glove box door. The restored Mark VI was displayed in the post-war Touring class at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, then entered into several other California events. Its roster of honors includes being named Best in Class and Most Elegant Open Car at Ironstone, Best in Class and Best of Show at the Niello Concours, and Best in Class at Hillsborough. The restoration still presents beautifully, and the car will undoubtedly be a joy to use, as a thoroughly modern car that is responsive, powerful, and manageable both around town and on the highway – and remarkably impressive to show judges, as well! Unique car.
153 1984 Ferrari 512BBi 52559 RM Monterey $375,000 $475,000 $357,000 €307,020 -5% Grigio Scuro over Rosso Bordeaux leather. The 512 BBi offered here was finished in the unusual, beautiful, and very rare livery of Grigio Scuro over Rosso Bordeaux seats with black piping, a welcome change of pace from the sea of commonly available red examples. Built with left-hand drive and to European specification, it was completed in June of 1984. Soon thereafter it was imported to the U.S. by Shelton Ferrari of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and subsequently converted to U.S. specifications, including the addition of side marker lights, and federalized for American roads. It was then sold to the original owner, Ronald J. Martin of Miami. The current owner acquired the car in 1988, and it has been preserved in his private collection since. It remains largely original and in a thoroughly remarkable state of preservation, noting only 6,202 miles at the time of cataloguing. The paint and interior are both utterly beautiful, and even the dashboard instruments and switchgear are still in nearly perfect condition. The finishes under the hood and of the chassis are both clean and original, with only minor road dust visible. The car is accompanied by an original tool roll as well as owner’s manuals in their respective folio.
154 2016 Porsche 911R WP0AF2A95GS195331 RM Monterey $325,000 $375,000 N/R $379,000 €325,940 1% Black and Green over Houndstooth. One of 296 cars to be delivered to the U.S., the 911 R’s largest market, this particular example bears serial no. 748 of the 991 examples built by Porsche. Delivered new to its first and only owner, a Porsche dealer in California, the car today has only accrued testing and delivery mileage since coming off the production line, just 20 miles from new, making it without doubt one of the lowest mileage examples in existence. Finished in Black with Green stripes and side stripes with matching Green Porsche script and wheels in platinum satin, this 911 R comes equipped with the desirable extended range fuel tank and the single-mass flywheel with a reinforced clutch. While the 911 R could be equipped to be as lightweight as possible, it is clear that this example was carefully optioned to allow for not only high performance, but all that one would need for a cross-country road trip. As such, it is equipped with a number of desirable options, including the Sport Chrono package, Bose surround sound system, PCM with navigation, and black LED headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System amongst other options, coming in at a total MSRP of over $216,000. The car’s interior is matching black leather with silver detailing and houndstooth inserts, recalling the 911 R’s predecessors. Remaining in storage since new, this is a 911 R in truly time-warp condition, appearing as if it just left the factory in Stuttgart yesterday. Undoubtably the most desirable iteration of the first generation of Porsche’s 991 platform, the 911 R is a true enthusiast’s car. Designed and built for those who relish in the driving purity that the 911 has provided for over 60 years rather than squeezing an extra tenth of a second off of a lap time, the 911 R is quite simply Porsche at its very best.
155 1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Saloon LLCC2 RM Monterey $225,000 $275,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Masons Black and Sable over Tan leather. 1 of 37 examples produced, 1 of only 3 LHD to design SCT100. Alan P.L. Prest Sr., USA (1), special-ordered the car with appropriate attention to detail, including Rolls-Royce’s new York air conditioning system, a Motorola radio with power antenna, rear seat reading lamps, his family crest applied to the rear doors, and a unique luggage rack fitted over the rear deck, while the car is also equipped with a modern radio, Originally Pacific Green with a beige leather interior, it is now presented in the era-correct Rolls-Royce livery of shimmering Sable over Masons Black, with fine red coach lining; the interior is still luxuriously trimmed in the finest walnut veneers, and, in keeping with the car’s fine preservation, retains its original tan Connolly hides, in remarkable condition, as well as fitted Cumberland Stone Wilton wool carpets with Sable mouton overlays. Lucas P100 headlamps were installed in the mid-1970s, and add an especially elegant Classic Era note to the styling. Offered from the Robert Lee collection.
156 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark II Coupe AM300/1114 RM Monterey $350,000 $450,000 $318,500 €273,910 -9% Blue over Tan leather. RHD. 1 of 199 examples. 3 litre engine, via Tice & Son to unnamed, UK (1). Unknown. Today the car is beautifully presented in a rich blue over tan combination, with the well-fitted and properly maintained leather upholstery facing a rich burled dashboard with crisp, clear proper Smiths instrumentation. Under the hood is clean and correct, without being over-restored, while the chassis appears to have undergone minimal use. The body trim is in excellent condition, including the chrome hardware and the wire wheels, which feature a distinctive combination of chrome spokes and blue rims, surrounded by blackwall Avon Turbospeed tires. Additional equipment includes front and rear bumper overriders, Lucas amber-lensed driving lamps, and a dashboard-mounted radio with rear-mounted aerial. The odometer recorded 64,282 miles at the time of cataloguing. Both the original chassis no. stamping and the original brass tag with chassis and engine numbers are still present. Rare, well preserved and matching numbers.
157 1963 Ferrari 250GT Lusso 4393 RM Monterey $1,750,000 $2,000,000 $1,710,000 €1,470,600 -2% Grigio Argento over Tan leather. 21st of 350 examples. Swiss delivery in Amaranto Italver over Beige leather to unknown, Jochen di Giorgio, CA, USA ’67, Robert White, IL ’70, redone in Grigio Argento over Nero, Kenneth Evans, AL, Axel Urban, Germany ’90s, restored by Modena Motorsport, via S&S Imports to Gary Roberts, CA, USA ’95, Lex van Tienhoven’s CC Classics, Netherlands ’97, repainted Grigio Argento, Anthony J. Mak van Waay, Modena Motorsports, Dominique Balders, Belgium ’00s, engine rebuilt with GTO-specification pistons, a gearbox overhaul with a taller final drive, uprated brakes, and a new ANSA stainless-steel exhaust, Don Heckler, MD, USA ’00s, Wayne Carini ’00s, Carini’s F40 Motorsports undertook a two-year restoration to factory-correct standards, which also included a fresh repaint in Grigio Ferro with rich, caramel-toned tobacco upholstery. Afterwards, it was shipped to marque specialist Greg Jones, of Stuart, Florida, for final tuning and detailing to show standards. While in Mr. Jones’ care, the Lusso was submitted to the factory for Ferrari Classiche certification and received approval, with the issuance of the important Red Book soon following. Authenticating the car as featuring all of its original components (save for the gearbox, which is of the correct type), the Red Book testifies to the Lusso’s correct presentation and overall authenticity, unnamed, CT ’10, vendor ’12. Ensured its continued fine condition with routine attention and climate-controlled storage at Automotive Restorations in Stratford, Connecticut. Fitted with correct Michelin XVS tires, this outstanding Lusso is a no-excuses example of Ferrari’s most celebrated luxury 250 GT, featuring a superbly detailed undercarriage and engine bay, extremely handsome color and finish, and a beautiful interior of supple leather and subtly contrasting carpets. Included is also a complete reproduction tool roll and owner’s manual (in Italian, as per original). The car would make a crowning addition to the most discriminating Ferrari collection, as it sensationally epitomizes both Pininfarina’s unequalled design and the mechanical zenith of 250 GT development.
158 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato SCFLMCPZ0JGJ33942 RM Monterey $600,000 $800,000 $841,000 €723,260 5% Shell Grey over Black leather. 48th of 99 examples, 1 of just 15 delivered to USA. 1 owner and just 100 miles from new. As new with its factory-fitted 20-in. Pirelli P-Zero tires. Crucially, the Vanquish Zagato will also be delivered with its original bespoke accouterment: two Aston Martin crystal keys, a separate key for a very lucky valet, an umbrella, a custom license plate bracket for its front bumper, and its original books and tools. It also includes its window sticker, which reflects a new price of $775,000.
159 1981 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Series II 1121252 RM Monterey $500,000 $600,000 $516,500 €444,190 Mid Grigio Argento over Nero leather. The Series II Countach LP400 S offered here is a rare car, one of 105 ‘low-body’ models, that preserves the lowered suspension, ride height, and body of the earlier LP400. It was the subject of a recent comprehensive, multi-year restoration by the experts at Evans Automotive in Columbus, Ohio. The consignor notes that over $250,000-plus was spent on the cosmetic and mechanical restoration, which was completed no more than 200 miles ago. As a result, the vehicle is in impeccable condition throughout and includes new correct tires as well as a proper Ansa Sport exhaust. Receipts documenting the work will accompany the sale along with the original owner’s manual as well as the original spare wheel and tire. The Alpine stereo continues to function correctly, while the air conditioning has been upgraded and blows ice-cold air. Retaining its original engine and transmission, the Countach only shows less than 35,000 km on the odometer. Exceptional.
160 1952 Delahaye 235 Saoutchik Coupe 818039 RM Monterey $600,000 $800,000 $577,000 €496,220 -4% Rich Metallic Aubergine over Tan leather. Unique Carrosserie J. Saoutchik coachwork, displayed at the Paris Salon ’52 in Velasquez Gray with a blue leather interior, and at the Enghien-les-Bains concours ’53, unknown early history, Claude Martin, France ’59, unknown, repainted Blue, via Martin 80s to Jean-Claude Aubriet, gained the sliding sunroof, believed to have been a period installation, US import ’80s, restored by Mike Fennel. The Delahaye was brought to the U.S. in the late 1980s, and was restored by the late Mike Fennel in its present rich metallic aubergine hue, with a supple tan interior; importantly, it is very true to its original form, including the correct chrome “sweep” on the flanks of the body, with no extraneous brightwork or flourishes. Only the original bumpers were removed, and replaced with delicate chrome “bumperettes,” lightening and arguably improving the design. In this form, the car was presented at the 1990 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, winning a class award. It has been kept since in a private collection, and remains in very nice overall condition. The engine block bears its original, correct casting numbers, indicating that it is the original unit, and the car is also believed to retain its original chassis number tag.
161 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series III Coupe DB4/664/L RM Monterey $550,000 $650,000 $527,500 €453,650 -4% Delivery in Goodwood Green over Red leather to H.L.T. Koren, DC, USA (1), unknown, via Autosport Designs to unnamed, WA ’99, unnamed, East Coast late ’00s. Subject to a full strip down and detail of the undercarriage, engine bay, and trunk as well as an extensive servicing by Carriage House Motor Cars in Greenwich, Connecticut. The DB4 has been with its most recent owner for five years, where it was lovingly maintained and used only in the fine weather. It was most recently shown at the 2017 Aston Martin Owners Club Lime Rock concours where it placed 2nd in the DB4 class. Fine order both mechanically and cosmetically. Offered with factory manual, tool roll and jack.
162 1965 Ford Mustang GT350R SFM5R096 RM Monterey $700,000 $800,000 $720,000 €619,200 Mid Wimbledon White and Blue over Black race. Comstock Racing team, Canada (1), Mosport ’65 Wietzes, Mosport 500 mile ’65 Wietzes/Fisher 1st, Stan Ward (2?), repainted Blue, raced widely, engine blew, Brian Burgess (3?), Mike Gaffney, IL (4?), Richard Leuchner, CT (5?), restored, unnamed, TX (6?), Richard Leuchner ’82 (7?), Dave Mathews, UK ’95 (8?), restoration completed, unnamed, US vendor (9?). Following being shown at SAAC-21 at Lime Rock in July of 1996, 5R 096 was purchased by a renowned American collector to join his world-class collection of sports and racing cars, and was subsequently converted for vintage racing. He used his new GT350 R mostly overseas on long-distance rallies, which included the Rallye du Maroc Classic in 1999 and the Tour Auto in 2000 and 2001. The car proved to be quite competitive, finishing 18th overall and 2nd in class at the Tour Auto in 2000, and 2nd in class yet again the following year. The GT350 R was purchased by its current owner in 2003; he imported it to Switzerland and continued to vintage race it. More recently, the engine was returned to original specifications in 2015 with further historic racing in mind. Since then, the car has competed in the Jarama Classic in 2016 and 2017 in addition to the 2016 Dix Mille Tours, the 2017 Spa Classic, and the 2017 Hungaroring Classic.
163 1954 Ferrari 375 America Vignale Coupe 0327AL RM Monterey $3,500,000 $5,000,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Rosso Burgundy and Grigio Argento over Crema leather. Robert Wilke, WI, USA (1), 1 of 2 fitted with similar Vignale coachwork, displayed at the New York World Motor Sports Show and Geneva Motor Show in Amaranto and Grigio Argento over Tan leather, refinished in Rosso and Nero then later in Metallic Blu, Dr. Robert Steiner ’70 (2), Ed Jurist/ Vintage Car Store ’80 (3), David L. Coffin, NH (4), unnamed, AZ (5), Blackhawk Collection (6), Sander van der Velden, Belgium (7), Fritz Kroymans, Netherlands (8), Tom Price, CA, USA ’09 (9), freshened, and exhibited at the XX Cavallino Classic in Palm Beach in January 2011. Shortly thereafter it was refurbished, including a beautiful new finish in burgundy and silver grey and correct taillights, and sold to the current owner (10), who has maintained it in his private collection since. The car is overall still extremely attractive, with the color scheme showing off the audacious Vignale lines to superb effect. There are only minor flaws, including a minor dent in the nose and small paint scrapes, that would be relatively easy to correct. Further, the car is still equipped with its original engine, as confirmed by Ferrari Classiche, which received the application for Certification in July 2018.
164 1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton 812 32418H RM Monterey $225,000 $275,000 $357,000 €307,020 30% Black over Brown leather and Beige top. Serial no. 812 32418 H, an original factory-supercharged Cord 812 phaeton, was at one point the showroom display model for Dallas Winslow’s Auburn Cord Duesenberg Company of Auburn, Indiana, today the ACD Automobile Museum. In the late 1950s the Cord was purchased by Dr. Milton Neumann, an early ACD Club member and enthusiast from Oklahoma. Dr. Neumann had the ACD Company painstakingly restore the car to its original condition; it was the first Cord automobile to receive a modern “100 point” show restoration, and the last Cord rebuilt by the ACD Company in Auburn. Part of the work included fabricating a correct rear-mounted spare, identical to one of the eight original units, supplied by Los Angeles dealer the Auburn-Fuller Company. Dr. Neumann displayed his Cord regularly well into the 1960s, when, in being driven to a show, it was involved in an accident. It was thereafter put into storage and remained largely hidden away until 1987, when it was acquired by George Arakelian. Mr. Arakelian has personally restored several 810 and 812 Cords and is highly regarded for his skilled expertise on these cars. As his personal automobile, this car received the very best of his talents and knowledge, and was painstakingly finished to, as near as possible, its original condition and appearance, including a new front stub frame. The completed restoration debuted at the 1997 ACD Club National Reunion, where it received the Buehrig Trophy for Best 810/812 and the Ames Trophy for Best of Show; it again received the Buehrig Trophy two years later. It continued to make occasional appearances all over the country for the next 15 years, including the 2013 Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles. The current owner acquired the car that year and has continued to maintain it to the same painstaking standard, resulting in a restoration that still appears “fresh” and is still capable of winning major awards. In fact, the car was judged Best of Show at the ACD Club West Coast Meet in 2017, and Best in Class at this year’s Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance, testament to its continued success on the show field.
165 1925 Bentley 3 Litre Speed Vanden Plas Tourer AP311 RM Monterey $450,000 $550,000 Not sold Not sold N/A British Racing Green over Green leather. RHD. Sir Harry Warden Chilcott (1), received several Works modifications, including long-skirt pistons (fitted by Bentley at the time of the engine rebuild in 1930), a larger oil sump, and larger oil pump; various factory “speed” parts, including the twin SU ‘sloper’ carbs, close-ratio gearbox, finned brake drums, and twin Bosch magnetos, all spelled out as Works upgrades in period Bentley Drivers Club (BDC) documents. The engine was brought to Super Sport specification, and this is believed to be the only 9-ft., 9½-in.-chassis with such an engine done by the factory, unknown, D. W. Mayne ’50 (2?), John Douglas ’64 (3?), exported to USA, O’Neil Ford ’64 (4?), Richard Burdick ’84 (5?). Restored with replica coachwork by James Pearce, little used since. The car retains its original, matching mechanical components, with the exception of the radiator. With a modern electric fuel pump discreetly hidden inside the Autovac tank, assisting in reliable running in all conditions, it is well finished for touring and rallies – a Vintage Bentley’s best possible use. Copies of the aforementioned BDC documentation accompanies the car, as do copies of drawings by O’Neil Ford, and restoration photos. Very rare and desirable Red Label Speed model.
166 1961 Cooper T54 Climax 61-IS-01 RM Monterey $500,000 $600,000 N/R $280,000 €240,800 -44% Dark Blue and White single seater. Jim Kimberly, USA (1), Indy 500 ’61 Brabham 9th, engine removed and fitted to Roger Penske’ Zerex Duralite Special, the car via Jim Kimberly to Kjell Qvale, USA (2), Aston Martin engine fitted, Indy 500 ’63 Pedro Rodriguez DNQ, unknown, resurfaced as a Chev powered sprint car ’70s, unknown, restored to original form incl. the original engine. Since then it has appeared at the Monterey Historic Races several times between 1991 and 2006, winning the Phil Hill Trophy upon its debut in 1991. The T54 has also appeared at the Goodwood Festival of Speed five times between 1994 and 2011 and was exhibited at the Pebble Beach Concours in 2010, amongst a number of other events. Sir Jack Brabham was joyfully reunited with the car and even piloted it in some of the aforementioned events. It is a strikingly attractive race car, now comfortably wearing a wonderful 25-year-old patina. Incredible car.
167 1958 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I James Young Sedanca LSFE99 RM Monterey $350,000 $500,000 $280,000 €240,800 -20% Reuter Red and Black over Beige leather. Auto. 1 of 2 fitted with this coachwork. Dr. Rudolph A. Light, TN, USA (1), originally Silver over Green, unknown, Dr. Samuel L. Scher, NY ’60s (2?), redesigned by FLM-Panelcraft with the side windows in the roof were blanked off and landau irons added, the rear window was reduced in size, and free-standing Marchal headlights were installed; the body was finished in Reuter Red, Dr. Scher’s longstanding “house color” dating to his Silver Ghost restorations of the 1950, sold to his neighbor in Palm Beach (3), unnamed vendor ’90s (4). 4 owners and 6,553 miles from new. While its finishes are somewhat older, and some may even still date from the Panelcraft work, they are still very attractive, and the Rolls remains quite authentic with the exception of a modern Blaupunkt stereo system and trunk-mounted air conditioning. It is accompanied by four cut crystal shot glasses and a pair of flasks, housed within one of the door “cubbies;” as well as a partial set of hand tools and lambswool over-rugs. Unique.
168 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster 876227 RM Monterey $175,000 $225,000 N/R $196,000 €168,560 Mid British Racing Green over Biscuit leather and Tan top. This desirable early E-Type completed manufacture on 27 November 1961 and was dispatched to Jaguar of Eastern Canada in Montreal on 7 December. The car was originally finished in Cream over black interior and fitted with a black convertible cloth top. Shortly after delivery, the Jaguar was acquired by its first owner Jute S. R. Lachler from JWF Cars Ltd. in Toronto. Previous owners are noted as Richard Lucas of Nepean, Ontario, from 1975 to 2001, when ownership then transferred to Alasdair McNellan of Oakville. Remaining in Canada, the car was later acquired by the current owner from McNellan in May 2009. Several years thereafter the owner decided to have his E-Type fully restored between 2012 and 2013. The E-Type was refinished in the traditional color combination of British Racing Green with a Biscuit leather interior and matching tan top. At this time the original 3.8-liter engine was fully rebuilt and features its original matching-numbers cylinder head and block numbers. The four-speed manual gearbox is also said to be the original. Stunning.
169 1953 Chevrolet Corvette E53F001245 RM Monterey $275,000 $325,000 N/R $184,800 €158,928 -33% Polo White over Red vinyl and Black leather. Early history not given. Chassis no. 245 was restored by noted first-generation Corvette expert Brett Henderson of Pendleton, Indiana. Henderson purchased the car in 2001 with restoration completed in 2003. As his personal ’53 C1, it was restored to his exacting standards with great effort to maintain its authenticity. According to Henderson, no. 245 was built in late-November 1953 and is one of the first to have a press-molded front end as steel molds became available that month. The rear fender wells feature a 90-degree lip (ledge) and the front lower valance has an approximately 1-in. wide front fender well lip as a scant few cars did between chassis nos. 235–261. Correct EX 179 trunk hinges are fitted as well. After the car was purchased by the consignor in 2011, Henderson comprehensively freshened his restoration. The objective was to thoroughly dial in the factory-correct presentation and make this example the finest 1953 Corvette extant. The chassis, a correct replacement unit, is stamped with the appropriate stencil markings just as they would be from new. The overall presentation is said to be extremely authentic with correct markings throughout, proper factory finishes, and even correct paint thickness that reveals the fiberglass pattern beneath. Number 245 has known ownership from new and was featured at the 50th Anniversary of the Corvette in Flint, Michigan, where the spare wheel housing was signed by all the surviving factory employees involved in building the car. Included is the factory owner’s manual signed by Zora Arkus Duntov, two Corvette operators manuals, as well as a serial numbered commemorative brick, #01245, from the Corvette assembly plant in Flint. Furthermore, along with the spare tire is a factory jack and pair of side curtains in their respective bags. The Corvette has been freshly serviced, including the carburetors and fuel system, and is in proper running order for the new owner to drive and enjoy. Exceptional.
170 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster 876875 RM Monterey $180,000 $220,000 N/R $212,800 €183,008 Mid Opalescent Silver Blue over Dark Blue leather and top, matching hardtop According to the Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate on file, chassis no. 876875 was completed on 9 March 1962 and dispatched 10 days later on 19 March to the Jaguar Cars dealership in New York before being sold through Hornburg Jaguar on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, California. It was first sold to A. Fuentes in San Ysidro, California. Delivered in Opalescent Silver Blue with a dark blue leather interior, the E-Type retains its original color combination, down to the blue soft top, matching hardtop, and contrasting blue piping. The first registration in the history file shows that Mr. Fuentes gave the E-Type to his daughter, Pamela, who would go on to keep the E-Type for 50 years. Over the decades, Pamela moved around Southern California, but maintained the E-Type properly, as shown by invoices and service history dating back to 1967. Enjoyed and driven a few times a week, the odometer recorded 30,015 miles by November of 1973. However, by the 2000s, Pamela knew she was not using the E-Type to its full potential, and it was sold to Derek Simms. An incredible find, the car was virtually untouched, and retained all its original matching parts. After a bare-metal restoration in 2014 returning everything to the original specifications, the car was sold to its current owner. Having never left California and still retaining its original black plates, with just three owners from new, including single-family ownership for over 50 years.
171 1934 Lagonda 16/80 T7 Tourer S10886 RM Monterey $75,000 $85,000 N/R $44,800 €38,528 -40% Maroon and Black over Black. RHD. 1,991-cc inline six-cylinder engine, Manual transmission (rebuilt), Reported to be an original example, Beautiful wood dashboard featuring Smiths instrumentation, Lagonda Club estimates a 261 examples of the 16/80 were produced. via RM Fort Lauderdale ’18 $80k.
172 1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sedan 300/186011 00578/52 RM Monterey $60,000 $80,000 N/R $58,800 €50,568 -2% Medium Red over Tan leather. The handsome 300 sedan offered here was reportedly restored for a previous owner by the L&N Olde Car Company of Newbury, Ohio, in the early 2000s, and later maintained by MBI Motors of Portland, Oregon. Restoration work included replacement of all seals, refurbishment of the front end and steering, and overhaul of the carburetors. Finished in the classic Mercedes-Benz color scheme of Mittelrot (Medium Red) over a beautiful tan leather interior with classic and romantic solid wood trim, it is unusually well-finished for an example of this model, few of which have been fully restored due to the tremendous cost of such an endeavor. The interior is quite comfortable, with large, thickly upholstered armchair-like seats, and practically acres of legroom for both the front and rear passengers. It is offered with original parts and service manuals for the model. via Bonhams Quail ’10 $60k.
173 1956 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN2 “Le Mans” BN2-L/231767 RM Monterey $80,000 $100,000 N/R $123,200 €105,952 23% Black and Red over Black. US delivery with heater and laminated windscreen, David White, CA from ’73, vendor ’91, a 100 M-style bonnet and shipped it to Absolutely British of Santa Maria, California, to be converted to Le Mans specification. Refinished in the quintessential 100 M color scheme of two-tone red over black, the interior was retrimmed in its original color of red leather. Immediately following the completion of the restoration, the car was shown on three occasions, winning awards at each show. At California Healey Week in 2004, it came away with Best of Show honors. Two years later, it was shown at California Healey Week yet again as well as the 17th Annual British Car Show, where it was presented with 1st in class at both events. British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate,
174 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda 113.044.12.018350 RM Monterey $90,000 $110,000 N/R $100,800 €86,688 Mid Red (DB576) and Black (DB040) Hardtop over Black leather. According to the records that accompany this 280 SL, it was delivered to Dr. William Hombach, a retired Air Force flight surgeon living in Billings, Montana, 29 September 1971. Through the 25 years he owned the car, driving it an average of 2,000 miles a year, Dr. Hombach did every scheduled service documented by the stamps in his warranty and service record book. After retiring, Dr. Hombach sold the car in 1997 to Mike Conners, a collector living in St. Paul, Minnesota. Conners drove the car another 9,000 miles before having the matching-numbers engine completely rebuilt for $12,000, and then added another 10,000 miles. Conners sold the car in 2012 to a collector in Southern California, who had it repainted in the original dark shade of red (DB576) with a black (DB040) hardtop, then displayed it in his collection, before selling it in 2013, with the odometer still showing fewer than 70,000 miles. The present owner, living in Northern California, used the car sparingly, and recently treated it to a complete mechanical and cosmetic servicing at the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in Irvine, California, before offering it in exceptional condition for sale with 70,574 original miles. Overall, this 280 SL is identical in condition and appearance to the way it would have been presented in the showroom when new, and the color combination is among the most desirable for this model. When it is inspected carefully, details such as the shape of the fender seams at the crest of the headlights, the original spot welds in the engine compartment, and the condition of the trunk floor, attest to the pristine condition of the body itself. Included are also the original books, keys, and factory tool kit. This 1970 280 SL is a show-quality example of the model series. With a documented line of only four owners, each of whom has appreciated the car and treated it to the care necessary to maintain it in excellent original condition. It is offered now in exceptional condition for a new owner’s classic car touring and regional car show enjoyment. via Gooding Pebble ’13 $107k
175 1959 Lancia Appia Pininfarina Coupe 812.01 2371 RM Monterey $50,000 $70,000 N/R $47,040 €40,454 -6% Bianco and Blu over Nero leather. This very correct second-series Appia coupe appears to have had been refinished in its original two-tone colors many years ago, while the seats have been reupholstered in black leather. Beyond these cosmetic improvements, the Appia has survived in very original condition throughout, with an original black crinkle-finish dash, steering wheel, instrumentation, and trim. The exterior is set off by distinctive Pinin Farina styling, including the unique roofline/B-pillar and wraparound rear window. In fact, the Appia PF coupe is in many respects a small-displacement cousin of the Ferrari 250 GT coupe by Pinin Farina, whose bodies were being made in Pinin Farina’s workshops at the same time. This Appia has been in the Swig Family Collection for 18 years, having been purchased by Martin Swig out of Texas in 2000 from a previous long-term owner. It appears to be a U.S.-market example, and the solid overall condition suggests the car has always remained in dry climates. The odometer reading of fewer than 22,000 miles is believed to reflect the original mileage. The car is matching numbers, as confirmed by a member of the Club Lancia Appia, retaining its original 1.1-liter V-4 engine paired to a four-speed floor shift gearbox. The car is very much a capable driver on the road and has completed several long-distance vintage rallies while in Swig family ownership. Rarely seen on the road, and admired wherever it goes, this delightfully attractive Appia Pinin Farina coupe represents an affordable foray into the world of coachbuilt Italian rarities.
201 1966 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III BJ8 HBJ8-L/35928 RM Monterey $100,000 $130,000 N/R $95,200 €81,872 -5% Silver over Red leather. US delivery with wire wheels, Roadspeed tires, a heater, adjustable steering column, laminated windscreen, and overdrive, this Mk III was finished in traditional British Racing Green over a black interior and fitted with a matching black top. Restored by Kurt Tanner and finished in the stunning shade of Sand Beige over a dark red leather interior with contrasting beige piping. Included with this lovely Big Healey is a spare wire wheel in the trunk, as well as a driver’s handbook and knock-off hammer. Beautiful example.
202 1995 Porsche 928GTS WP0AA2920SS820099 RM Monterey $125,000 $150,000 N/R $140,000 €120,400 Mid Black Metallic over Marble Grey leather. 1 of 77 US spec cars. The 1995 928 GTS offered here was completed on 12 December 1994 and finished in attractive Black Metallic over a Marble Grey leather interior. For the final year of production only 77 examples were built for the U.S. and Canadian markets in 1995, of which only 47 cars were equipped with the automatic transmission. Its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity lists options such as an AM/FM radio/cassette player and six-CD changer, full-power front seats with lumbar support for the driver, high-output air conditioning, Porsche crests on the wheel caps, and an electric sunroof. The 928 was originally purchased by a doctor in Beverly Hills, California, who continued to own the car for 21 years, during which time it was driven just over 4,000 miles. It was then acquired by the current owner, an entrepreneur in Texas. Though properly maintained since, it has only been driven another 200 or so miles. As its mileage would suggest, the 928 shows virtually no signs of use. In fact, with just 4,231 total miles showing, it is undoubtedly one of the finest extant. Its leather interior has limited creasing and even its engine bay appears nearly new. A full set of correct tools is present. The 928 has recently been treated to a full servicing and new Michelin Pilot Sport tires at a cost of about $10,000, making it ready for light use and preservation for years to come.
203 1903 Cadillac Model A Delivery Wagon 1019 RM Monterey $140,000 $180,000 N/R $123,200 €105,952 -12% Carmine and Wine over Black leather. RHD. ex Greg and Sharon Tocket, restored with handsome wooden bodywork, hand-made to an exceptionally high standard of fit and finish. The body was designed identically to one of the four such delivery wagons produced on Model A chassis by the I.W. Dill Carriage Works of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and sold through the Central Pennsylvania Automobile Company to regional department stores and newspapers. The body is finished in Carmine and Wine, striped in gold, and the interior in buttoned black leather, with a removable divider between the seat and the rear cargo section, which is itself finished in flat black with black carpeting. Correct accessories include the proper 12-spoke wooden wheels shod in Firestone white rubber tires (with four covers), a center-mounted Phaire brass headlamp, matching Dietz brass kerosene side lamps, and a red-lens Dietz kerosene taillamp. Such is the quality of the delivery wagon’s fit and finish that, in previous ownership, it won numerous awards, including Best Restoration of a Brass Era Cadillac at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and a Cadillac-LaSalle Club National First Prize in 2002, and an Antique Automobile Club of America National Senior First Prize in 2003. It has been well preserved by the current owners in their renowned collection, and in 2006 was exhibited in the AACA Museum at Hershey, Pennsylvania, as part of their special exhibit, “Top Brass.” Further, it was featured in the 9 October 2005 issue of Autoweek. Today it is fully ready for a roster of further appearances, or a continued career in AACA or CLC competition.
204 2000 Lotus Espirit V8 SE SCCDC0821YHA10128 RM Monterey $50,000 $75,000 N/R $112,000 €96,320 49% Silver Frost over Black leather. This late V8 SE example is in pristine condition and has remained untouched since it was originally delivered in 2000. Sitting on redesigned five-spoke alloy wheels, the car is presented in a spectacular Silver Frost with a virtually brand-new black leather interior. As the top-of-the-line SE model, it was also originally fitted with the large wrap-around rear wing, plush leather interior, as well as air conditioning as standard. However, most notable is the car’s astonishingly low mileage. It is possibly one of the lowest mileage Esprit V8s in existence, showing just 80 original kilometers on the odometer.
205 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 194675S121086 RM Monterey $75,000 $100,000 N/R $81,200 €69,832 Mid Maroon over Black vinyl. This second-generation Corvette convertible was built on 29 June 1965 and was finished as it presents today, in Milano Maroon with a Black vinyl interior. While not much is known about this Corvette’s early history, it was purchased from the estate sale of Larry W. Caudle in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 2004. At this time, the car was not fitted with its original engine and is fitted now with a period-correct 327-cu. in. V-8 with a single carburetor, producing 365 bhp. Reportedly restored near Cape Cod, Massachusetts, thereafter, it subsequently moved to the West Coast where it was purchased by its current collector. Looking to use his new Corvette on a regular basis, the car was sent to Canepa Design where it received a number of upgrades to improve overall usability. This included fitting both power steering and power brakes, using only factory-correct components, rebuilding the transmission with wider ratios, and fitting neoprene fender liners. Finally, the suspension was upgraded by fitting lowered front coil springs, front and rear anti-sway bars, and new shocks and struts. By the time work was completed, invoices totaled to over $45,000. Furthermore, present factory options include the desirable teak-wood steering wheel, knock-off wheels, AM/FM radio, and a four-speed manual transmission.
206 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet 111.027.12.002151 RM Monterey $275,000 $350,000 $280,000 €240,800 Mid Medium Blue Metallic (397) over Dark Blue leather and top. Nineteen seventy-one was the only year that this model was imported into the U.S., with just 802 reported entering the U.S. Offered here is an original left-hand-drive automatic cabriolet. As a U.S.-delivery example, it was originally optioned with a driver’s side rear-view mirror, Becker radio with automatic antenna, and desirable Behr air conditioning. The data card on file confirms that it retains the original exterior color of Medium Blue Metallic (396) with a dark blue convertible top. The interior seats were redone in matching blue leather in 2008 and are in excellent condition.
207 2017 Ferrari California T 70th Anniversary ZFF77XJA4H0227523 RM Monterey $300,000 $350,000 N/R $346,000 €297,560 Mid Rosso, Bianco and Blu over Beige Peccary leather. This California T’s livery was inspired by the 250 Testa Rossa prototype, chassis no. 0666 TR, that was campaigned by Scuderia Ferrari during the 1957 and 1958 seasons. Replicating the Testa Rossa’s livery at the 1957 24 Hours of Le Mans, the California T is finished in Rosso Corsa Metallizato with a Blu NART and Bianco Avus stripe and roundels. Larger Scuderia shields are airbrushed on the fenders typical of Ferrari’s racing cars of the era. Inside, the majority of the interior is trimmed in Nero leather while the seats are trimmed in Beige Peccary leather, a distinct pig skin that is grippier than Ferrari’s usual leathers. Interior trim panels are also painted in Rosso Corsa Metallizato to match the exterior with a livery on the transmission tunnel that matches the interior stripe. The bare metal interior flooring completes the car’s sporty look. In addition to the car’s Tailor Made options, it is equipped with a handful of desirable options, including the Handling Package, as well as the AFS System, parking camera, and full electric sheets. Since its delivery to Ferrari of San Diego at the tail end of 2017, the car has remained in California from new and is presented today in virtually as-new condition, with only delivery mileage. This particular car was also one of the seventy 70th Anniversary Ferraris displayed at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2017. As applied to the California T, “The Redhead” is a perfect marriage of both performance and luxury, ideal for the enthusiast looking for a car to drive and enjoy on a daily basis in the warmer months that celebrates a wonderful part of Ferrari’s past.
208 1969 Ferrari 365GT 2+2 12521 RM Monterey $250,000 $300,000 $229,600 €197,456 -8% Rosso Nearco over Crema leather. via Modern Classic Motors to Richard Losee, UT, USA (1), Dan Margolin, NJ ’87 (2?), unknown vendor ’93 (3). 3 owners and 22,275 miles from new. The car was restored in 1993 to the original livery and is accompanied by a collection of restoration photography. Little used and well preserved since, it shows only minor signs of wear, most prominently a scratch on one side of the body, and is still very attractive throughout. The interior, in particular, is tight and comfortable, with fine gauges, and the finishes of the chassis and engine compartment are both satisfyingly clean. Further, the car’s original engine remains in place.
209 1995 Ferrari F512M 100254 RM Monterey $325,000 $375,000 $401,000 €344,860 7% Nero over Beige leather. This F512 M offered is a superb example of the model. Described by the consignor as “both handsome and sinister,” it is a fitting final salutation to the Testarossa family, finished in stunning Nero over a beige leather interior. The car was most recently serviced at 14,325 miles, during which time the timing belt was replaced, as were the nuisance “sticky” buttons. Currently with just over 15,640 original miles, the car remains in excellent condition throughout. The F512 M also retains its original owner’s manual and tool kit.
210 2000 Acura NSX-T JH4NA2160YT800002 RM Monterey $110,000 $130,000 N/R $128,800 €110,768 Mid Formula Red over Black leather. 2nd of just 2,000 produced in 2000. 2 owners and 3,600 miles from new. Included with the vehicle is the original Bill of Sale, its second and third master key, coding key, original shift boot, shift knob, as well as its original tools and manuals. The car also retains thorough extensive documentation of its service records, including a major service performed by Acura in spring of 2016. Stunning.
211 2012 Lexus LFA JTHHX8BH2C1000476 RM Monterey $375,000 $450,000 $434,000 €373,240 Mid Whitest White (079) over Black leather. This pristine Whitest White (079) over black 2012 Lexus LFA is presented with just 120 miles on the odometer. The high polished silver wheels are complemented by red brake calipers, while moving to the interior, the modern black cockpit is supplemented by red accents on the steering wheel, door-pulls, and seats. More so, the car is 479th of just 500 built worldwide, making it one of the last great examples of the model. The car is accompanied by a full set of owner’s manuals, tools, as well as luggage.
212 1939 Cadillac Series 75 Convertible Coupe 3291095 RM Monterey $180,000 $260,000 N/R $173,600 €149,296 -4% Antoinette Blue over Tan leather. 21st of 27 examples built. via John D. Wendell to unknown, Walt Disney ’80s, immaculately restored by Steve Cooley Motors ’04, in a restoration that reportedly took over 2,000 hours to complete, including locating a correct original chassis-mounted radio aerial. Reportedly the car was found to be a very original and solid example, with the exception of the left rear fender, which had multiple bullet wounds, the reasons for which remain a mystery. Finished in Antoinette Blue with a tan leather interior, the work won numerous honors, including a Senior Premier badge from the Classic Car Club of America in 2011, and an AACA National First Senior. Today the Cadillac still presents beautifully inside, outside, and underneath, and it needs little for continued showing and driving enjoyment. 1 of 5 survivors. Exceptional.
213 1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre Blower Tourer Replica by Graham Moss RC2209 RM Monterey $550,000 $750,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Rebuilt from a very origina Blower Bentley that was fitted with a later, period-style fabric tourer body, of the type created in the 1920s by Vanden Plas, as were popularly fitted to these chassis in their early restorations, restored with the original coachwork. All new car built by R.C. Moss and fitted with the Vanden Plas period coachork, either originnal or remanufactured components used. The car was built around a new 130-in. wheelbase chassis, with some original components. Its engine was created from the best available parts, including a new 5.3-liter cylinder block with a new magnesium “Birkin Blower” racing-style crankcase and winged sump, counterbalanced billet crankcase and connecting rods, modern shell bearings and forged pistons, and a new, correct supercharger. The engine is mated to an original 4½-Litre “D” type gearbox, with overdrive fitted for easy highway use, and a 3-Litre steering box converted to 4½-Litre specifications. The front axle and steering arms are also original components, as are the back axle casing, the self-wrapping brakes, the instruments, the dynamo and starter motor, and the pedal shaft, while the brake drums and wheels were remanufactured to original specifications. Invoices for Moss’ work on file deeply detail the level of workmanship invested into this “dream project.” The stunning result has remarkable performance and beautiful, archetypal lines for a “W.O.” Bentley, with the “cut” to clear the driver’s elbow during hard cornering, individual bucket seats, cycle-style front fenders, and a many-louvered engine cover, as well as a folding windshield, all with the superb fit and finish one would expect from an R.C. Moss restoration. Stunning.
214 2011 Ferrari 599GTO 175960 RM Monterey $575,000 $650,000 $555,000 €477,300 -3% Nero Daytona and Grigio Silverstone over Nero Alcantara. Ferrari built just 599 examples and earmarked a mere 125 for the U.S., including the Nero Daytona example offered here. With its Grigio Silverstone stripe, this 599 GTO stands out even in the rarefied crowd of high-performance Ferraris. This well-equipped 599 GTO was fitted at the factory with numerous optional items, including carbon fiber interior accents, headlight buckets, wheel center caps, and engine cover. Creature comforts not expected in such a high-performance model include a navigation system with an input for an Apple iPod, full power sports seats, rear parking sensors, and a Bose-branded audio system. Its interior benefits from an Alcantara synthetic suede headliner and red contrasting stitching for its black interior. Outside, 20-in. stunning black Ferrari Challenge wheels are offset by the large red brake calipers. According to the accompanying CARFAX report, the 599 GTO was delivered new to California, where it accumulated just over 5,100 miles of its current mileage of 6,400 miles. After a brief stint on the East Coast, the car returned to California and presents wonderfully throughout and remains ready to drive and enjoy amongst its GTO brethren.
215 1959 Bentley S2 Continental Park Ward DHC BC54LAR RM Monterey $225,000 $275,000 N/R $173,600 €149,296 -23% Midnight Blue over White leather and Dark Blue top. Park Ward design #991, 1 of 65 in LHD, via Jack Barclay to J. Robert Neal (1), features included power steering, a heavy-gauge frame, and, very rare for 1959, factory air conditioning, as well as a speedometer in mph, larger brake pedal, WindTone horns, AM/FM radio, and power antenna. Recent mechanical refreshing carried out by marque specialists included steering, suspension, transmission, differential, braking and exhaust systems, tuning, air-conditioning, and hydraulics, as noted in documents on file. The car appears to have a replacement engine. Documented provenance, and restored to the highest standard. It is truly for the collector who seeks only the rarest Bentleys. Stunning.
216 1965 Shelby GT350 SFM5S5053 RM Monterey $350,000 $450,000 $379,000 €325,940 Mid Wimbledon White and Blue over Black leather. Chassis 5S053 is one of the earliest examples produced and known as a “two-digit” car. The early GT350s, numbers 015–113, were the group of cars produced for homologation for SCCA racing. Additionally, given the early production sequence, this example benefits from the trunk-mounted battery, which appears (approximately) on serial numbers 001–338. The battery relocation was found to be one of the more time-consuming modifications, and in the interest of saving time, the battery was left in the front of the car on later production examples. In addition to the relocated battery, the early production cars benefit from unique features, including their fiberglass hood design and construction. According to the SAAC Shelby Registry, 5S053 was received by Shelby American on 23 December 1964; Shelby completed the car on 17 March 1965. It was shipped just three days later, on 20 March 1965, to Tasca Ford Sales, Inc. of East Providence, Rhode Island. The Shelby Mustang’s first owner was David A. Sartrys of nearby Bristol, Rhode Island. The car then spent time with several owners in Maine, Connecticut, and Maryland before finding a new home in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, in 1984. It is under this owner, Robert Varcoe, that the car is believed to have been comprehensively restored, leading to a 2nd place finish at the Shelby American Automobile Club (SAAC) concours in Dearborn, Michigan, in early July 1986. The car was then sold in August of 2000 to Matthew Morrison of York, Pennsylvania. It stayed with Mr. Morrison until 2007, when it was shipped across the country to Ayman Nassar of Palo Alto, California. The car has since passed through the hands of well-known West Coast enthusiasts, before returning to Connecticut and the care of the consignor. Despite debuting more than 50 years ago, the GT350 remains a dramatic and visceral driving experience. There is nothing subtle about the car; it is designed to go fast, handle well, and of course to look good while doing both. GT350 5S053 is certainly no exception to this long-established rule. It presents in beautiful condition throughout and remains overwhelmingly original. It retains its correct engine block, heads, timing covers, and carburetor, as well as the proper date-coded GT350 fenders. Though an upgraded five-speed transmission is currently fitted in the car, the correct aluminum T-10 transmission is included with the sale.
217 1988 Lamborghini 002 ZA9LU45A9JLA12120 RM Monterey $350,000 $450,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Acapulco Blue over Grey leather. lThe car offered here is one of just 40 carbureted versions and is appropriately rare and unique. Its Acapulco blue exterior over grey interior finish complements the already stellar design to the fullest. More so, the Americana wheels fitted with Pirelli Scorpion tires enhance the car’s off-road presence. In 2011, the car’s dashboard was signed by none other than the legendary Lamborghini test driver, Valentino Balboni. The car also features the original owner’s manual, tonneau, and factory-optional toolbox. In 2015, the LM002 joined a private collection in Texas and has since been used sparingly with less than 100 miles added. Furthermore, the Scorpion tires were removed for preservation and a new set of tires installed. The Pirelli Scorpion tires are included with the sale. In preparation for its current offering, the car was recently serviced and thoroughly detailed from top to bottom, including steam cleaning of the engine and underside. via Gooding Scottsdale ’15 $176k.
218 1968 Ferrari 206GT 00160 RM Monterey $550,000 $750,000 $577,000 €496,220 Mid Rosso over Nero leather. The Dino offered here is the 30th 206 GT built. It was completed on 19 September 1968 and sold the following January to official dealer M. Gastone Crepaldi S.a.s in Milan, Italy. Shortly thereafter, it was imported into the U.S. in the early 1970s and sold to John Doonan in Rockville, Maryland. Sometime in the mid-1970s the Dino sustained damage to the left front fender which was then properly repaired. In 1977 the car was then passed to David Newton of O’Fallon, Illinois. It was subsequently purchased by Tom Black of Lake Oswego, Oregon. The next owner, Dr. Michael McLean, held the car for approximately 21 years, providing it with a complete engine and clutch rebuild by Dick Guthrie at ATD in Portland in 1987. There was a gearbox rebuild in 1988 by Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo, also in Portland. McLean offered the car for sale in 2007 and it was then acquired by Thomas Rhein of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The current owner acquired the car in 2013. The current owner reports that the Dino has been appropriately maintained by the knowledgeable and experienced Ferrari team at Fast Cars Ltd., Redondo Beach, California. The Dino shows just over 60,000 miles on the odometer. The original Ferrari black vinyl seating is in good condition, as are the trim items and dashboard with its instrumentation cluster—all gauges are in working order. The engine compartment is clean with the Dino engine plate and stamping clearly visible. Accompanying the car is the spare tire as well as a set of tools. When not in use, it has been securely preserved with the owner’s collection in a climate-controlled facility. via Gooding Scottsdale ’10 $220k.
219 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLS GT3 “Laureus” GT3 190-17 050 RM Monterey $400,000 $600,000 N/R $885,000 €761,100 47% Chrome over Black race. Spearheading Mercedes-AMG’s efforts in GT racing, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 has proven to be a formidable opponent and fierce adversary in the crucible of motorsport, and its success speaks to the platform’s reliability and competitiveness. With production beginning in early 2016, 106 cars have been produced and are being campaigned by approximately 50 teams. Within that time, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 achieved 85 overall victories and 168 class victories in a total of 450 races thus far. These cars have appeared in a number of the world’s most challenging motorsport events, including the 24 Hours of Dubai, 24 Hours of Nürburgring, and the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. Proceeds of the sale of this Mercedes-AMG GT3 will benefit the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. Active in over 40 countries with support from numerous athletes supporting over 100 projects around the world, the foundation aims to use the power of sports to support disadvantaged children worldwide. Mercedes-AMG is further expanding its partnership with the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation with the “Passion for Good” initiative based on the existing long-term commitment to the foundation which was co-founded by Mercedes-Benz in 2000. “Passion for Good” directly connects motorsports, AMG’s greatest passion, with the Mercedes-AMG corporate social responsibility commitment. For every driven racing kilometer of the Performance Teams of Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the GT3 racing series, Mercedes-AMG donates €1 to the projects of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and initiates a broad scale Laureus Sport for Good campaign for passionate “petrol heads.” With the Laureus Sport for Good engagement and especially “Passion for Good,” Mercedes-AMG fulfils its social responsibility and helps to support many disadvantaged children and adolescents through the power of sports. Designed to support the foundation, this particular Mercedes-AMG GT3 boasts a number of unique finishes, helping it to stand out from the pack. First and foremost, chassis no. 50’s total output is an uprated 650 bhp, due to different software and hardware modifications like the removal of its FIA-required restrictors. The car has been finished in special chrome paintwork, providing a complete mirror-like reflection, with Laureus’ logo being left on the doors in bare carbon fiber. Fitted with a performance exhaust system lacking mufflers, the car has many exposed carbon fiber parts, including the front and rear diffusor, rear wings, hood louvres, and radiator grille. Inside, the car is fitted with special matte black paintwork for the chassis, a passenger seat, and numerous exposed carbon fiber parts, including the center console, door sills, instrument panel, and door panels. Offering exceptional levels of performance in what is perhaps the most attractive bodywork on today’s GT3 grid, this Mercedes-AMG GT3 represents a wonderful opportunity to support a worthy cause.
220 1960 Ferrari 250GT Cabriolet Series II 2007GT RM Monterey $1,300,000 $1,600,000 $1,325,000 €1,139,500 Mid Rosso over Crema leather. via Luigi Chinetti in Oro Longchamps (Max Meyer 16288) over Connolly Naturale leather and vinyl to Mr. Shapiro, USA (1), Arthur Montgomery, GA (2), Jerry Farguahar (3), John W. Finley ’71 (4), restored by Skip McCabe in current livery ’96, vendor ’90s (5). The car presents very nicely today, with only minor patina to its restoration; even the finishes under the hood are clean and presentable, with little to no use evident, and the dashboard and interior are both virtually fresh. Underneath is clean and beautiful, with even the exhaust hangers shining! The cabriolet shows 47,736 miles on the odometer, consistent with its last noted reading in Finley’s ownership. It is offered with an empty tool bag, hammer, and jack, as well as a reprinted owner’s manual, and the correct Borrani wire wheel spare in the trunk.
221 1970 Lola T153 Sunoco Special SL153/6 RM Monterey $500,000 $700,000 N/R Not sold Not sold N/A Blue Sunoco single seater, Roger Penske, USA (1), fitted with a turbo Ford V8, Indy ’70 Donohue 2nd, California 500 ’70 Donohue WDN, Phoenix ’71 Donohue 6th, Trenton ’71 Donohue DNF, Indy 500 ’71 Hobbs DNF/ Crashed, repaired, Leonard Fass (2), Ontario ’71 DNS, Phoenix ’71 DNF, Chuck Haines, MO ’95 (3), stored, John Darlington, IN ’93, restored by Walter Goodwin’s Race Car Restorations in Indianapolis. Shown on display mid-restoration at the Mark Donohue Reunion at Watkins Glen in September 2003 prior to being finished, the T-153 participated in the 2004 Goodwood Festival of speed where it secured two very interesting drivers: Mark Donohue’s son David and Chad McQueen. Following its acquisition by the current collector, the car was raced up the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed once more in 2015 by Richard Hamlin. Accompanied by a comprehensive history file, the T153 is a fascinating machine with a wonderful result at the Indianapolis 500 and potential for inclusion in future historic racing events.
222 1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible 145 RM Monterey $400,000 $500,000 $417,500 €359,050 Mid Bronze over Red leather. The car offered here, chassis no. 145, is believed to have been delivered new in California. Its history has been traced back to the 1970s, when it was owned by Graham Enterprises, of Los Angeles, whose owner is believed to have been involved in the recording industry. It then passed to Robert Irving Moe, in whose ownership it was known to Dual-Ghia historians. After remaining with Mr. Moe for some time, the Dual-Ghia was sold to a well-known collector in the American Southwest who is known for the high quality of his restorations. The restoration given to this Dual-Ghia has been performed to an utterly outstanding concours standard. An original letter from Dual Motors to a customer, found in the National Automotive History Collection of the Detroit Public Library, was sourced, noting that custom colors were available. As a result, the period-correct shade of bronze was chosen, and it is absolutely stunning, particularly against the crisp bright red leather interior, which was installed in the correct pattern. Dr. Paul Sable, author of the Automobile Quarterly Dual-Ghia history, was consulted to source correct and accurate parts. The end result is an absolutely breathtaking presentation, well preserved since. Accompanying this car are the pages of an original Dual-Ghia brochure, as well as their original mailing envelope and a priceless “Prices and Equipment” card, which served as the Dual-Ghia’s “window sticker” when new and is in mint condition today.
223 1989 Porsche 911 RUF CTR Yellow Bird W09BT034XKPR06010 RM Monterey $1,000,000 $1,200,000 $1,022,500 €879,350 Mid Black over Grey and Black. The 10th of the 29 original CTR ‘Yellow Birds’ originally built by RUF, chassis no. 10 was originally built for RUF’s distributor in Switzerland, where it was delivered new on 10 February 1989. The car was instead sold to a German client who was waiting on his own CTR but was growing impatient with his order and purchased this car instead while waiting for the one he ordered to his specifications. Upon the delivery of the second car, he kept both. Finished in black and fitted with RUF’s trademark five-spoke wheels, it boasts a grey interior with black Recaro bucket seats and a roll cage. With only 52,200 km on its odometer, RUF confirms that the mileage is original and that the car has never been restored or damaged throughout its life, remaining in wonderfully original condition. But even more remarkable than that jump to the Ruf’s 211-mph top speed was that Phil, Paul, and Alois Ruf all agreed that the yellow car was undergeared. “ We could make it go faster,” Ruf said . . . In the coming years, RUF proceeded to go faster and faster. For RUF, the CTR ‘Yellow Bird’ and its inclusion in Road & Track catapulted the company international fame, cementing its place in automotive lore as a tuner and manufacturer truly in a league of its own. With the article, RUF had captivated its audience, made up of not only prospective customers, but a generation that could not quite put their hands on the car, yet due to their young age, the car would be a forbidden fruit and something to aspire to for years to come. Concluding the article, discussing varying acceleration times of the car’s in the test, for Egan, there was no forgetting the sheer speed of the CTR: But for us Americans, as Ruf had correctly divined, nothing quite surpassed the magic of going 200 mph. And beyond.
224 2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster WBAEJ13413AH62209 RM Monterey $275,000 $350,000 N/R $401,000 €344,860 15% Black over Red and Black leather. 141st of 555 examples. As-new condition, with only 736 miles recorded and the factory’s plastic protective film still covering the carpeting. Equipped with a power folding top, power brakes with ABS, power steering, six-way electric seats, climate control, self-leveling Xenon headlamps, a high-end stereo with remote CD changer, navigation and satellite communication system, stability control, and a security system, it is also supplied with its original factory tool toll, owner’s manuals, spare keys, battery charger, first aid kit, tonneau cover, and front license plate bracket, as well as the original factory hardtop. Rare and beautiful.
225 1998 Porsche 911 RUF Turbo R Limited W09BD0360WPR06036 RM Monterey $700,000 $900,000 $912,500 €784,750 1% Irish Green over Black Leather and Alcantara. Offered here is the very first of that series, delivered to its American owner in late 2017 after it was test-driven and became the cover feature for the December 2017 issue of Excellence. Finished in gleaming Irish Green with a black leather and Alcantara interior, this Turbo R Limited was the first “Limited” to be fitted with full carbon-fiber bodywork, which brings its weight down to about 2,950 lbs., or about 130 less than the current 991 GT3. Fitted with a RUF-modified air-cooled and twin-turbocharged/intercooled boxer six developing a hearty 620 bhp at 6,800 rpm and 553 foot-pounds of torque at 4,500, its horsepower-to-weight ratio of 4.8 is better than that of Porsche’s famed Carrera GT. For reliability, this force-fed engine retains a modest 8.0:1 compression ratio. The sequential multi-point fuel injection system, ignition, and boost are managed by a Bosch Motronic engine control unit (ECU) with custom mapping developed by RUF’s in-house engineers. Power is delivered to both ends of this incredible car via a six-speed manual transmission. Along with a fixed rear wing to reduce lift, the Turbo R Limited wears special RUF front and rear fascias with vents ahead of and behind the wheels. The interior features a pair of leather and Alcantara-trimmed carbon fiber bucket seats, lightweight door cards, and extensive carbon fiber trim. For driver safety, a fully integrated roll cage is installed which stiffens the chassis by 20 percent. It too is leather trimmed and fits so well that it is almost invisible at first glance. Of course, there is air conditioning, electric windows, and an entertainment system. Underneath, the Turbo R Limited is fitted with a highly modified suspension with GT2 rear bushings, stiffer engine-cradle components, huge disc brakes – 15-in. front, ventilated and cross-drilled with six-piston calipers; 13.8-in. rear, four-piston, slotted and ventilated – hidden behind RUF’s trademark light-alloy wheels, sized 8.5 and 10J × 19 and shod with Michelin tires sized 245/35ZR-19 and 285/30ZR-19, respectively. This incredible RUF is capable of stunning acceleration, handling, and braking, as demonstrated in the Excellence magazine shakedown, and best of all, it is essentially brand new. After the magazine test, it was shipped to its first and only American owner and has accrued just a few miles since. The odometer reads a total of just 140 miles! The Turbo R Limited was created to be RUF’s “halo car” and is the ultimate air-cooled automobile. This magnificent example is supplied in as-delivered condition, complete with all factory and RUF documentation, original spare, jack, and tools. Also included are a pair of special “RUF Pit Jackets” and the proper RUF car cover.
226 1990 Ferrari F40 87041 RM Monterey $1,400,000 $1,600,000 $1,710,000 €1,470,600 7% Rosso Corsa over Rosso leather. This exceptional four-owner example has covered just over 1,700 miles since new. The F40 left the factory on 30 October 1990, assembly no. 03965, and is the 77th of the 213 U.S.-specification examples. In August 1991, the F40 was offered by Ferrari of Walnut Creek, where it was sold to Ronald Budworth of Surrey, British Columbia. The original owner kept the car for 19 years and drove it just 200 miles before selling the car to a friend, a Hawaii-based collector. He kept the car at his California home, servicing it and driving it another 500 miles with the intention of exercising the car. Then in August 2008, the car was sold for a world-record price, making it the most expensive F40 in the world at the time. Clearly an exceptional example, the F40 was then submitted to Ferrari Classiche in 2011, where it was certified without issue. As such, the car was confirmed to retain its original major mechanical components, including engine and transmission. Around this time the car also received a major service at Ferrari of Tampa Bay, invoices for which are included on file. Come March 2017, the car was acquired by the current owner having been driven a mere 1,500 original miles. Today, the car remains in remarkable original condition. The paintwork is virtually flawless – the same paint laid down in Maranello almost 30 years ago. The engine bay, chassis, and interior are similarly as new, with little or no evidence of age. With just under 1,700 miles from new, this wonderful example of one of Ferrari’s best-loved supercars may well be the closest possible experience to walking into a Ferrari dealership and taking delivery of a brand-new F40. As quality-example F40s are becoming more and more difficult to find, the offering of this particular car presents a great opportunity for any collector. Presented with its original books in leather folio, parts and workshop manuals, factory tool kit, tire inflator, car cover, and luggage set, this F40 epitomizes a one-of-kind analog experience along with pristine quality.
227 1962 Maserati 5000GT Allemano Coupe AM103*040 RM Monterey $900,000 $1,250,000 $885,000 €761,100 -2% Blu Sera over Rosso leather. 1 of 22 Allemano Coupes, via Martinelli & Sonvico to Dr. Adriano Gorni, Switzerland (1), unknown ’66 (2), unknown, By the 1970s, the car had been imported to the U.S. via Swiss Maserati dealer, Garage Ruf-Oftringen. In 1978, it was noted as being in the ownership of Benjamin Bauer of Houston, Texas. Chassis AM103 040 then passed into the ownership of Norbert Reuter of Switzerland, who commissioned Richard Gorman of Vantage Motorworks to refurbish the paint and upholstery and rebuild the motor. In 1997, the car was displayed by Mr. Reuter at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, appearing in the Custom Coachwork – Postwar class, in which it handily won. Most recently the car’s restoration has been well preserved within a prominent private collection, and is still in beautiful order.
228 1958 Ferrari 250GT Ellena 0807GT RM Monterey $750,000 $900,000 $940,000 €808,400 4% Rosso Nero over Crema leather. via Ferrari of Hollyworod to unknown, CA, USA (1), unknown, Cy Yedor ’90s, restored by Gary Thieltges, of GT Motors in Glendale, refinishing the car in dark red with a tan interior, Yedor displayed the restored car at the 1996 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, as well as at the Beverly Hills Mercedes-Benz Concours, the Huntington Beach Concours, and the Stanford University Concours the following year, winning its class at all three events, for the 34th Annual Ferrari Club of America Concours, held in West Virginia, Yedor drove his Ferrari the 2,900 miles to the event, and literally drove away with a Platinum Award, a Coppa Bella Machina, a Coast-to-Coast Award, and the Luigi Chinetti Trophy—an absolutely unparalleled roster of awards, and a testament to the Ferrari’s outstanding mechanical and cosmetic condition. At the 1997 Concorso Italiano at Quail Lodge, the Ferrari was awarded the Luigi Chinetti Award for Outstanding GT, Best of Show, as chosen by the Ferrari Club of America. Yedor also captured the Coppa Bella Machina, Luigi Chinetti, The car continued its winning streak with a 1st in Class and the Coppa Bella Machina Award at the VII Palm Beach Cavallino Classic and a Platinum Award at the Ferrari Club of America Concours, both in 1998. The winning record was continued in the care of later owners, Mark Templeton (Gold Award, X Cavallino Classic) and Diego Ribadeneira (Platinum Award, XIII Cavallino Classic). Today, the Ellena’s restoration shows only slight patina; chrome bumpers, mirror, emblems, door and trunk handles, taillight housings, and grille surround are all very good, and the car rides on correct Borrani wire wheels. The interior appears in excellent, well-detailed condition, with the correct Nardi flat-wood steering wheel and IPRA heater. This car is a recipient of the very important Ferrari Classiche certification and is accompanied by original books, a factory tool roll, copies of build sheets, select records from current and previous ownership, and a copy of the May 2002 issue of Forza magazine, where this very car is the subject of a feature article, “A Renewed Appreciation,” on p. 46, recognizing it as one of the few Ellenas to have undergone a total, perfectionist-minded restoration. Supeb example. via RM Monterey ’13 $687k.
229 1967 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster 1E13853 RM Monterey $200,000 $250,000 N/R $302,000 €259,720 21% Cotswold Blue over Red leather and Dark Blue top. This beautiful Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster is an exceptional example of the model. It was originally finished in Carmen Red over a black interior with a black convertible top. Its accompanying Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate also records the E-Type as being dispatched on 11 November 1966 and then delivered through Jaguar Cars in New York. The original owner is noted as Roland M. Scott. While little is known of its intervening history, the car was owned for an extended period by Thomas Whiteside of North Attleborough Massachusetts before it was subsequently acquired by the current owner, still finished in its original color. Looking for an exceptional example to restore, the consignor sent the E-Type to marque expert Dave Ferguson in Campbell, California. Dave Ferguson, a Jaguar Association chief judge, executed the 18-month, nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration starting in September of 2012, finishing in December 2013. Finished in beautiful and period-appropriate Cotswold Blue over a red interior, the thoroughly documented restoration incorporates several subtle upgrades in an effort to improve drivability, including a 3.07 rear-end for highway driving, Dynamat sound and heat insulation, an aluminum radiator with a 12-blade cooling fan, a lightened flywheel, and sport camshafts. Furthermore, the car features a full set of tools, jack, and spare wheel as well as an owner’s manual, service manual, and period documentation. This particular example will not fail to impress, as it did when it placed 2nd in class at the 2014 Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance. This gorgeous automobile is wonderfully restored and exhibits the finest qualities of the first-series E-Type roadsters.
230 1957 Porsche 550A 550-0116 RM Monterey $4,600,000 $5,000,000 $4,900,000 €4,214,000 Mid Silver over Beige. Jack McAfee & Stan Sugarman, CA, USA (1), SCCA Riverside ’57 DNS, Hourglass Field ’57 #288 Sugarman, Pomona ’57 Sugarman, Palm Springs ’57 Sugarman, Riverside Nationals ’57 McAfee 1st, raced through late ’58, Elden Beagle ’59 (2), Don Wester (3), various incl. Irwin Schueback, WA, Chuck Woodward, Bill Perrone, CA, restored ’80s, William Zunkel, David Cohen, South Africa ’80s, Dick Barbour ’89, Hui Takahara, Japan ’93, restored by Manfred Friesinger, Carl Loch built engine fitted, vendor ’13. This historically important Porsche was then displayed at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in 2014, where it was awarded Best in Class. This fine example is among the best and is an opportunity not to be missed. It is supplied with a large folio of documents and period racing photographs and its original engine case. A hand-written factory technical data sheet in German dated 18-2-57 and obtained from the Porsche Museum by the current owner lists in quite detailed fashion the specifications of 550A-0116, including its various included gearsets, and this document is included with the car. Furthermore, the file includes a large cache of period photos, race programs, and other historical documentation. Additionally, the original “mechanics seat” and driver’s manual remains with the car.
231 1956 Bentley S1 Continental DHC BC54LAF RM Monterey $1,200,000 $1,600,000 $1,655,000 €1,423,300 3% Silver and Blue over Beige leather and Dark Blue top. 1 of 31 Park Ward DHCs in LHD. Copies of factory build information from the Rolls-Royce Foundation, which are on file, record it as having been equipped with sealed-beam headlamps, whitewall tires, Windtone horns, and a speedometer in miles per hour, all of which are still present today. via J.S. Inskip to Thomas D. Neelands Jr., NY, USA (1), William Payson, CT ’71 (2), Leon Levine, NY (3), Robert M. Lee, NV ’88 (4), 53,000 actual miles, was cosmetically restored by the respected firm of Vantage Motorworks in Miami, Florida, and remained on display in his collection until the consignor purchased it in 2015 (5). The new owner then commissioned further restoration work by Antique Auto Restoration of Seaside, California, including careful disassembly, minor metalwork, and a concours-quality refinish in the original color scheme, Silver with Blue accents, with dark blue carpets and a new dark blue top. The work was beautifully performed and today the car is presented in the same superb condition as when it was new. via RM ’15 $1.155 mil.
232 1972 Ferrari 365GTB/4 Michelotti Spider 15965 RM Monterey $2,300,000 $3,500,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Bianco, Blu and Rosso over Blu semi race. Standard Daytona in Euro spec, believed crashed, Luigi Chinetti ’74, returned to Michelotti, rebodied to Chinetti’s Targa design, displayed at Salon de Geneve ’75, competition prepped by Diena with the Group IV engine ex 15685, Le Mans ’75 Malcher/Langlois WDN, Dan Ward (1), Daytona 24 Hours ’78 Devendorf/Kline/Keyser WDN, John Mecom Jnr., TX (2), Patrick Ryan ’87 (3), restored ’02, via Christies ’03 to unnamed (4), vendor ’06 (5?). Fully rebuilt in 2002 to its Le Mans specification, the engine was dyno tested and quoted as delivering 420 bhp at 6,400 rpm in road configuration. Even more power is available when set up for racing: 450 bhp at 8,100 rpm. At the very minimum, this is nearly 70 bhp more than a standard-specification 365 GTB/4 Daytona, making a monumental difference when it comes to performance. The 365 GTB/4 Spider Competizione was acquired by the consignor in 2006 with the intention of competing at historic racing events around the globe and fittingly, the car was repainted and retrimmed in its unique original colors two years later. Entered in the Shell Historic Ferrari Maserati Challenge and European Ferrari Challenge the car was also campaigned in both the Le Mans Classic and Tour Auto on three separate occasions for each event: 2008, 2010, and 2016 for Le Mans and 2007, 2014, and 2015 for the Tour Auto. Due to its rarity and significance, it remains hugely eligible for concours events around the globe. Most recently, it was entered in the 2018 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, celebrating both 50 years of the Ferrari Daytona and 60 years of NART, where it received an Amelia Award. Currently road registered in France, the 365 GTB/4 Spider Competizione Michelotti is used regularly and remains in excellent mechanical condition, ready to take to the track at a moment’s notice. A true one-off and one of Ferrari’s most recognizable and well-known cars of the 1970s, it is a motorsport icon and nearly 50 years after it initially left Michelotti’s facilities has defended its honor on tracks in North America and Europe. Perhaps what is more impressive is that the car has never been crashed racing either in period or in more recent vintage racing events, and it is believed that the car has travelled just 14,000 miles from new over the course of its life, having been purchased by the consignor with just 6,834 miles showing on its odometer. For enjoyment, the possibilities are truly endless as chassis no. 15965 will surely be welcomed with open arms wherever it travels.
233 1959 Bentley S1 Continental Flying Spur Sports Saloon BC24FM RM Monterey $275,000 $375,000 N/R $296,500 €254,990 Mid Richmond Blue over Beige leather. RHD. 1 of 54 built by H.J. Mulliner to design #7443. Auto. Sir David Evans-Bevan (1), Marples, Ridgway & Partners ’64 (2), unknown, A. Khayat (3?), restored by P&A Wood ’07 – 10, The example offered here, chassis no. BC24FM, was one of 54 produced to design no. 7443, with slightly larger rear quarter windows, providing for an airier and more sporting appearance. It was built with the optional automatic transmission and AM radio for Sir David Evans-Bevan, a wealthy Welsh industrialist who owned the Vale of Neath Brewery. Originally specified as a two-door saloon, the design was later changed before the final build, something not uncommon on these cars, and the guarantee was issued on 9 January 1959. Subsequently the car passed in 1964 to Marples, Ridgway & Partners of Grosvenor Gardens, London. A subsequent owner, noted in Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club records, was A. Khayat of Inverness-shire. While in Mr. Khayat’s ownership the car was beautifully restored between 2007 and 2010 by the renowned British specialists, P&A Wood. Invoices on file detail the level of superb workmanship performed, including careful disassembly and rebuilding of all components, including properly finished bodywork as necessary, carefully finished in Richmond Blue lacquer, with careful fitting and alignment of all panels. A new electrical system was installed, with a period radio converted to FM with an MP3 lead, mounted in the original position in the dashboard; the brakes and suspension properly rebuilt to an original standard; and an MPH face installed in the speedometer head. Further sorting and maintenance for the current owner, since 2011, has also been performed in P&A Wood’s workshops, and these invoices, too, remain on file. Exceptional.
234 1956 Maserati A6G/2000 Zagato Coupe 2124 RM Monterey $4,250,000 $5,250,000 $4,515,000 €3,882,900 Mid Grigio Argento over Egyptian Blue. via Franco Cornacchia, loaned to Gigi Taramazzo, Mille Miglia ’56 DNF, repaired at works, Antoine Cicoira (1), Coupe de Cote Turckheim-Trois Epis hill climb ’56 2nd, Coupes d’Automne ’56 1st, Dakar Route de Quakam ’57 DNF/ crashed, returned to Maserati for repair, Coupes de Salon ’57 Cicoira/Behra 6th, Fivos Razis, Greece/ France ’60 (2), further work at works incl redo in Light Metallic Grigio, crashed, repaired at works, unknown, redone in Rosso over striped leatherette, rediscovered in Paris by Claude Pibarot ’78, Jean-Pierre Bisiaux, refreshed in Rosso over Nero, Juan Quintano, Spain ’96, Mauro and Jacobo Lotti, Italy, refreshed in Grigio Argento, unnamed, NJ, USA, restored by Steel Wings and Epifani Restorations, vendor. The coachwork featured several unique and distinguishing details, particularly the front grille, in which the trident badge was set in an oval ring laid within a more circular ring that was ornamented with dual side spears. Additionally, the hood was un-vented, the wheel arches were un-flared, and the windshield wipers rested in opposite directions. Mechanically, the chassis was initially fitted with a standard clutch before receiving an A6GCS competition clutch. Running gear included Cibie lamps, an Abarth muffler, and Borrani wire wheels, while the interior was fitted with a Smiths heater and Jaeger instruments. In July 2012 the A6G/2000 was acquired by the previous owner, a respected collector of vintage Italian sports cars based in New Jersey. He had long searched for a quality Zagato-bodied A6G/54 to add to his first-rate collection. After importing the Maserati to the U.S., the owner commenced a no-expense-spared restoration with the intention of returning the car to its original factory appearance, the first restoration to do so since the accident at Dakar in 1957. The award-winning experts at Steel Wings in Pennsylvania were retained to conduct a majority of the refurbishment (including most aspects of the coachwork and the chassis), while the respected Epifani Restorations in Berkeley, California, was chosen to rebuild the engine and drivetrain components. In the interest of utmost accuracy, two other A6G/2000 Zagato berlinettas were measured and evaluated as exemplars for precise dimensions, and numerous period photographs were also located and studied. All possible original alloy was saved through a careful process of coachbuilding, requiring some 2,500+ hours, while the stunning Egyptian Blue upholstery was meticulously refinished to concours standards. Completed by mid-2014, the fastidiously restored A6G/54 was presented at the Maserati 100th Anniversary celebration at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, winning 2nd in class as well as taking home the Vitesse Elegance Trophy from the Petersen Museum. At Amelia Island the following year it won Best in Class (Sports and GT Cars 1955–1959) and a few short months later, the breathtaking car won its class at the prestigious Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza at Lake Como, Italy. Once again featuring its unique original grille treatment, this extremely authentic A6G/2000 has been featured in numerous books, including marque expert Walter Baumer’s Maserati A6G/2000 Zagato and Giorgio Nada’s Benzina e Cammina (edited by Luca Delli Carri). The rare Zagato-bodied berlinetta is accompanied by original manuals and a tool kit, and is exhaustively documented with ACI registrations, factory correspondence, numerous period photographs, and a thick volume of research by marque historian Adolfo Orsi Jr., in addition to documentation of its exhaustive restoration. Chassis no. 2124 is also notable for retaining its original engine and gearbox, as confirmed by documentation from Maserati Classiche. This unique A6G/54 Zagato, one of only 20 such cars built, has rarely been displayed in the U.S. It is eligible for the world’s best driving tours and the finest international concours, as well as offering its next owner membership in an exclusive group of the world’s top collectors who have added this prized model to their collections.
235 1989 Ferrari Testarossa 79683 RM Monterey $130,000 $160,000 N/R $128,800 €110,768 -1% Rosso Corsa over Tan leather. The Testarossa offered here is an original U.S.-delivery example, finished in the classic, memorable color scheme of Rosso Corsa over Tan leather. It has undergone a recent full service, including replacement of the belts, as well as recent paintwork to the hood and front fender. It is accompanied by a binder of documentation, as well as owner’s manuals, tool roll, and a rare set of factory Schedoni fitted luggage. Overall it remains in excellent condition with just 14,000 actual miles.
236 1961 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 Coupe 885010 RM Monterey $500,000 $700,000 $720,000 €619,200 3% Cream over Blue leather. Vernon Corbet, QC, Canada (1), Rob Hooper ’63 (2), Terry Larson ’14 (3), vendor (4). Following an exacting, recently completed restoration and finished in its original Cream over a blue leather interior, Dr. Mueller maintains that, “Number 10 is certainly one of the most authentic, in terms of the parts that are still on her as when she left the factory.” A recent seven-page story by Paul McNabb chronicles the exhausting research and restoration of this car and is available for inspection. David Ferguson, owner of Images Auto Body in Campbell, California, is responsible for the restoration of this remarkable early E-Type. Work began with a virtually complete car, including the original body, doors, and bonnet, as well as engine block and gearbox. According to Dr. Mueller, this is the only early coupe to retain these items. The consignor and restorer took painstaking efforts sparing no expense to research and acquire the correct and rare NOS parts in order to make this the most authentic restoration possible. The cylinder head was not original, and a proper date-code unit was sourced and installed. Mueller adds, “Most unbelievably, number 10 has an original factory radiator, which is unheard of on an early production car.” Complicating the restoration was the fact that virtually every part on the car is different than later production cars. It is thought that the early coupes began life as roadsters with a team of skilled craftsman welding tops on roadster bodies. As such, the early coupes feature nearly countless differences from the full production cars built months later. Having examined and restored other early coupes, Ferguson confirmed these peculiarities – which range from the size of taillights to a flatter roofline and smaller gas cap door. One noticeable difference is the smaller rear deck lid and rear glass which is fitted with hand-made steel hinges rather than the later cast aluminum parts.According to Dr. Michael Mueller, co-author with Dr. Thomas F. Haddock, of the Jaguar E-Type 6-Cylinder Originality Guide, of the first 500 Jaguars produced with outside bonnet latches in 1961, 385 were left-hand-drive roadsters and just 20 were fixed head coupes (there were also four RHD coupes). Of those 20, 18 actually left the factory, as car no. 1 was destroyed by the factory and no. 7 burned while still there. Only 11 of those built are known to remain today. Mueller has not only owned four of the original coupes, he has carefully examined each of the remaining examples.
237 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing 198.040.5500800 RM Monterey $1,450,000 $1,650,000 N/R $1,435,000 €1,234,100 -1% Dark Blue over Red leather. Delivery in Graphite Grey (DB 190) over Red leather (1079) to unnamed, TX (1), unknown, Thomas McLelland, CA, Leo Logsdon, Rex Harrison, Richie Podolor ’60s, Evan Meyer ’06, Lee Minschul ’09, partially restored by renowned SL experts at Rudi & Company, including a change to this striking color scheme of Dark Blue over Red, and the installation of Rudge wheels. In 2012 the car was offered for sale by the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Eventually the Gullwing joined the current owner’s collection, where it has been well kept since in utterly splendid condition, exquisite down to the crystal-clear dashboard gauges. Examination shows the presence of the original tags and stampings where they would be expected throughout, including the body number stamp on the firewall, the proper chassis tag and stamping. Accompanying the car is a tool roll and hammer, and factory-style fitted luggage, as well as copies of its Gullwing Register entries and receipts for the service work at the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in Irvine, California. Wonderful car.
238 1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale 829AR0 001527 RM Monterey $600,000 $675,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Rosso Arancio over Havana Alcantara. The 1974 Stratos HF stradale, or street version, presented here is a true “time capsule.” The car retains all of its identification tags and stamps. Its body shell (scocca) number, 31, is stamped on the cowl, the rear bulkhead, both door jambs, and the trunk lid. The original PPG/Italver paint sticker is present, indicating the car’s original color as Rosso Arancio (2.464.171). The car also includes an excellent history file that features the original delivery documentation from Lancia. Bertone’s production records document its completion date as 25 June 1974. Bertone’s records confirm that chassis no. 001527 was fitted with scocca 31, and they confirm the original colors of Rosso Arancio with red carpets, “Havana” Alcantara seating surfaces, and black dashboard, door panels, and seat backs. As Lancia’s final assembly could not match Bertone’s speed in building the bodies, 001527 remained at Grugliasco for some months; final assembly at Lancia was completed later that year, with an invoice/shipping date of 18 December 1974. Chassis no. 001527 shows only 6,440 km from new. The car is understood to have only two owners since being acquired “new” from Lancia dealer Campidoglio Motori in Rome, Italy, in March 1986. Campidoglio apparently used the car as a demonstrator; an original Campidoglio sticker remains on the rear screen. On delivery the odometer read only 3,236 km, and in the last 28 years it has only traveled a further 3,200 km, as confirmed by its accompanying history file. During that time, the car was professionally stored in the UK, then New Zealand, until it was imported to the U.S. in 2014 when it was acquired by the current owner.The car remains remarkably original throughout. The paint appears mostly untouched, and the interior also remains totally original except for the ‘hand’ of the seats. While in the UK, the Stratos was started on a weekly basis to maintain its running condition. However, as a result of the technician climbing in and out of the car, the outside bolster of the driver’s seat developed some wear in the lightweight Alcantara. Ultimately, the seats were replaced to avoid further wear, though the originals are included with the car. Likewise, the original Pirelli CN36 tires were replaced for safe driving but are included, as well as the original spare. Finally, the car features an owner’s manual and Lancia dealership booklet, a Dino engine parts manual, and an unused tool kit, which includes the jack. A number of Lancia Stratos books and literature are also included. via RM Monterey ’14 $660k.
239 1984 Ferrari 288GTO 55237 RM Monterey $2,750,000 $3,250,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Rosso Corsa over Nero and Rosso leather. The example offered here, chassis 55237, was the 137th Ferrari 288 GTO built and was fitted from the factory with air conditioning, power windows, red seat inserts, and the optional Ansa sport exhaust, as noted in Joe Sackey’s definitive work, The Book of the 288 GTO. According to his book, only a handful of 288s were originally equipped with the sport exhaust, and fewer yet with optional air conditioning and power windows as well. On 10 April 1985, it became the very first example of its kind officially imported into Japan, by official Ferrari importer Cornes & Company. The original owner was someone very prominent in Ferrari circles, Yoshiho Matsuda. One of the world’s foremost automobile collectors, Mr. Matsuda was particularly noted for what was, at the time, the world’s finest and most complete Ferrari collection, housing some of the marque’s most valuable and significant automobiles, including a trio 250 GTOs, in his museum-like setting. Mr. Matsuda registered this car for the road and used it regularly on local streets in Japan, undoubtedly garnering significant attention. The car remained in his collection for a remarkable quarter of a century, a testament to the 288 GTO’s impressive driving dynamics. By the time that it left his ownership in 2010, it had accumulated just 9,500 km from new. Just prior to its sale that year, the car had received a major service, including a replacement of the timing belts, at a cost of over ¥2,000,000, ensuring that it was ready for its new owner. Following its Matsuda ownership, chassis no. 55237 remained in Japan until its importation to the U.S. in 2015. The following year it was acquired by the previous owner for his own esteemed stable. It was then acquired by the current owner shortly thereafter and in whose fastidious ownership it remains, in exemplary condition, having been driven about 3,000 km since leaving Japan. Importantly, it is accompanied by a history file that, by 288 GTO standards, is remarkably detailed and complete, including the original Japanese importation forms, registration documents, and service receipts, as well as the original tool set, jack, and spare keys. The GTO, now heralded as the first of Ferrari’s incredible series of supercars, was robbed of its chance to earn its fabled name through the crucible of motorsport, but it more than lived up to its predecessor’s reputation as a fabulous driving machine. It has become a staple in many of the world’s greatest collections of Ferraris, just as this fine example was for Yoshiho Matsuda. This GTO, which has been very well maintained both under his tenure and since, has already proven itself worthy of the finest Ferrari collections on the planet, and it will undoubtedly continue to do so for its next caretaker.
240 1958 Porsche 356A Super Speedster 83930 RM Monterey $350,000 $400,000 N/R $368,000 €316,480 Mid Ruby Red (5702B) over Black. This exceptional U.S.-specification 1958 Super Speedster left the factory in Zuffenhausen on 24 October 1957 and was shipped to Max Hoffman’s distributorship in New York City. From there, it was delivered to the West Coast through Porsche Cars Pacific. Its first owner was a Mr. Albert R. Eyselee of Fremont, California. The current owner purchased it second-hand in the early 1960s after an unfortunate incident with his 1959 356 GT which he had purchased new. Although the GT was a write-off, the driver’s enthusiasm was undampened, and he resolved to find a suitable replacement Porsche. After searching all over California, the new owner found a new and lifelong Porsche love affair through this delightful Speedster and has enjoyed this lovely machine for the past 50-plus years. Nicely restored some years ago in its original Ruby Red paint (5702B), this Speedster was factory-equipped with sealed-beam headlamps and U.S.-market bumpers. The original Kardex does not specify the original interior color, which would have been either black or tan leatherette; hence, the owner had it reupholstered in a correct and complimentary black with oatmeal square-weave carpeting that extends to the back of the deep Speedster bucket seats. It also has a black folding top. The steel wheels were correctly repainted silver and topped with “dimpled” hubcaps bearing elegant ceramic crests. The original base price of a Speedster was just under $3,000, FOB New York. This allowed Mr. Hoffman to deliver a new sports car that was infinitely more sophisticated and capable than similarly priced British and Italian imports of the day. That performance superiority soon became evident in amateur sports car racing across the country. Being a “Super,” this example is factory-equipped with the 75 bhp 1600 S engine, offering its driver a 0–60 acceleration time of about 10.5 seconds and a top speed of 105 mph, according to contemporary tests by Road & Track magazine. The Super Speedster was markedly more powerful than the base 60-bhp “Normal” version, prompting R&T to declare it well worth the additional $500 asking price. Still adorned with its original black California license plates, this fine 356 A Speedster represents the last of its line before the introduction of the Convertible D in 1959. It is offered with a partial tool kit and original leatherette pouch, a jack, a later spare wheel, driver’s manual, side curtains, original factory workshop manuals, and a selection of period Porsche literature. Because of its relative rarity, simple elegance, and ease of maintenance, the Porsche Speedster is much sought after today, having become a true automotive icon. No Porsche collection is complete without one. This beautiful 1600 Super Speedster has been carefully maintained and enjoyed throughout its life. Now it awaits its next long-term caretaker.
241 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR WDB2973971Y000020 RM Monterey $4,250,000 $5,250,000 $4,515,000 €3,882,900 Mid Silver over Black leather. 9th of 20 examples, Hermann Eschmann (1), unnamed, Hong Kong ’05 (2), vendor, USA ’17 (3). Prior to import, the GTR was thoroughly inspected by marque expert Marc Kienle of Kienle Automobiltechnik on 29 March 2017, the report for which is included on file. His inspection outlines that serial no. 09 remains all original, including its original body, engine, and drivetrain. Furthermore, a comprehensive paint analysis was performed and determined that the GTR wears all of its original factory-applied finish. Though the car was fitted with an aftermarket front belly panel, the original carbon fiber panel was retained and stored for safe keeping to avoid marring during transport and is included. Additionally, the GTR had just been serviced with a new fuel bladder and filters and was showing only 1,439 original km at the time. Imported to the U.S. under the Show or Display exemption at the end of 2017, the CLK GTR was entrusted to J.K. Technologies to perform the requisite import and federalization procedures, which were ultimately completed in April 2018. Invoices and records for this process are included on file. The conversion work by J.K. Technologies remains under limited warranty for EPA and DOT compliance so far as the car is driven on public roads for display purposes and is otherwise not raced or modified. Furthermore, J.K. has offered to assist the new owner with transferring the Show or Display allowance to the next owner. Included with the CLK GTR are also its original AMG SPS tool chest, original owner’s manuals and service booklets (in German and English), SPS service documentation, manual folio, original spare keys, and first aid kit. The car also retains the original air compressor and tanks, hazard triangle, and torque wrench, should you ever need to fix a flat on the concours field.
242 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster 198.042.10.003116 RM Monterey $1,650,000 $2,000,000 N/R $1,930,000 €1,659,800 Mid Black (DB 040) over Black leather (953). Former ownership history of the car included Jack Latzar of West Englewood, New Jersey, after which it moved to San Francisco, where it was enjoyed by Frank Gerbode and Bruce Ristow. Following time with Gerald Barnes of Anaheim, it moved back East to a collector in Pennsylvania, before joining the present owner’s stable in the Southwest, where it has resided alongside many other fine Mercedes-Benzes. In his ownership it was improved extensively by a well-known West Coast restorer, who refinished it in the original color, installed new carpets, and thoroughly detailed the engine compartment to correct factory finishes. Importantly, the serial number plate appears to be original, as is the plate on the radiator. The car retains a correct aluminum engine block but is believed to be a factory replacement as it is fitted with the correct number plate with the original engine number (198.982.10.000070), though the block itself is unstamped. The 1991 Gull Wing Group Registry noted 33,000 miles, and today the odometer records 37,314 miles at the time of cataloguing, indicating the low mileage and good care that the car has received over its life. The dashboard holds a correct Becker Mexico radio, while the trunk holds a beautifully finished factory-style set of fitted luggage, as well as a tool kit and roll.
243 1987 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante SCFCV81C7HTL15556 RM Monterey $400,000 $425,000 N/R $456,000 €392,160 7% Dover White over Tan leather and top. via Aston Martin Lagonda of Beverly Hills to unnamed (1), via Rolls-Royce of Beverly Hills to unnamed, TX (2), vendor (3). Converted to the far more attractive European-style bumper blades, rebuilt by Chris Morgan of Morgan Images and Thomas Top and Auto Upholstery of Hollywood with an original-style Everflex top. The interior leather, wood panels, and rubber trim were in such superb original condition they were retained as testimony to the vehicle’s amazing state of preservation. So as to enjoy the use of this now stunning example, mechanic extraordinaire Jeff Stephan was hired to service and sort all mechanical aspects, including engine tuning, air conditioning system, braking system, and all power-operated components, including the convertible top. With current, detailed invoices totaling over $65,000. 27,700 miles from new. Finest example avilable.
244 1932 Ford 404 Jr. Roadster by Berardini Bros. 18 34926 RM Monterey $400,000 $600,000 $324,000 €278,640 -19% Black and White over Red. Hotrod built by the Berardini Brothers racing team, multiple Gas and Fuel Street Roadster Championships ’50 – ’55, painted by von Dutch, the “404” roadster ran a big 314-cu. in. Ford flathead with a four-carburetor Edelbrock intake, Harrell high-compression heads, and a Harman and Collins magneto. The engine was bored to 3-3/8 inches and a handmade billet crank was stroked 5/8 of an inch to 4-3/8. The Berardini’s speed “secret” was an Iskenderian 404 racing camshaft. Ed Iskenderian says he developed the 404 after copying a radical cam profile that the legendary Ed Winfield designed for a twin-cam, Offenhauser racing engine. “The lift was actually .400,” Ed says, “but 404 sounded better, so that’s what we called it.” Isky sold his full-race 404 cam with special radiused tappets, appeared in the 1954 Glenn Ford/Ann Francis/Sydney Poitier classic, Blackboard Jungle, Jeano LaCoste, CA ’56 (1), Competition Roadster Class ’56, All-American Roadster award winner ’59, redone in Goldenrod Yellow, 354-cu. in. ’55 Chrysler Hemi with an eight-carb log manifold, Winfield cam, and Vertex magneto, ’37 Buick three-speed, Halibrand magnesium wheels and a Halibrand quick-change rear end fitted, 6-71 GMC supercharger, over-bored the engine to 360 cu. in., added two-port Hilborn fuel injection, world record holder in the A/Gas Competition Roadster class, Rudy Perez (2), Chevy small-block V-8 fitted, frame replaced with a California Street Rods chassis but retained, 2003 Grand National Roadster Show prize winner, Roger Morrison (3?), restored by Dave Crouse. At the 2005 Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, the freshly restored Berardini Brothers ’32 roadster won the coveted Bruce Meyer Preservation Award, honoring the best in historic hot rod restoration. It then went on to the 2007 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance where Edsel Ford presented the car – with Pat Berardini riding shotgun – with the coveted Dean Bachelor Award for the most significant hot rod. The Berardini Brothers’ roadster has also been featured in countless magazine articles, most significantly the 32nd issue of Rodder’s Journal celebrating, of course, the ’32 Ford roadster. Exhaustively researched by Roger Morrison, the roadster includes videos of it racing in the 1950s, interviews with Pat Berardini, the aforementioned magazine articles, etc. It is without a doubt the most documented historic hot rod. Perfectly presented today – and a winner as much now as it was then – the legendary Berardini Brothers’ “404 Jr.” is ready to continue its winning ways as one of the most significant hot rods on the planet.
245 1955 Chrysler ST Special by Ghia N55 8768 RM Monterey $600,000 $800,000 N/R $527,500 €453,650 -13% Copper and White over Havana leather. The car offered here was exhibited at the 1955 Turin Motor Show, finished as it is today in copper with an ivory roof, Havana leather interior, and ivory dashboard. It was subsequently acquired by Oscar Lacroix, CEO of the French plastics company Gilac, and was registered in Paris in October 1955 as 8996 EK 75. Reportedly it changed hands three further times before ending up, in the late 1960s, at a Chrysler dealership in Puteaux, from which it was saved by an early enthusiast. After time in Normandy, the car was acquired by the current owner in 2014 as a complete project, with the body already largely prepared, and the engine and gearbox already overhauled. A complete nut-and-bolt restoration was then completed by a well-known shop in the Southern U.S., with the car returned to the original color scheme, as it had been shown in Turin. The level of detail throughout is fabulous, and the car still looks the part of a glamorous show car, intended to draw the attention of film stars and wealthy debutantes. Ready for exhibiting at virtually any concours d’elegance, this spectacular ST Special is in the first rank of transatlantic design and engineering, from its glory days of the mid-1950s. It is a full-course meal of fine detail and exquisite craftsmanship.
246 1973 Ferrari 365GTB/4 16447 RM Monterey $575,000 $650,000 $566,000 €486,760 -2% Argento Metallizato over Nero leather Chassis no. 16447 was born a U.S.-specification Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta that was completed by the factory in March of 1973 and finished just as it is seen today, in Argento Metallizato over a Nero Connolly leather interior. Furthermore, the car was fitted with the desirable factory options of air conditioning and power windows. Later that same month, the car was shipped to the U.S. and delivered new to the official Ferrari dealer Chinetti-Garthwaite in Paoli, Pennsylvania, just outside Philadelphia. By 1976, the Daytona remained on the East Coast and was listed for sale by Robert Minnick of Buffalo, New York, who is believed to have been the car’s original owner. Mr. Mannick had certainly enjoyed his Daytona over the course of the last three years as at the time, it had travelled some 10,000 miles and was allegedly fitted with a custom stereo system. The car’s next owner, Stan Zagorski, resided on the other side of the state in the small town of Mount Tremper. Over the course of the next 13 years, Zagorski put another 27,600 miles on chassis no. 16447 prior to advertising it for sale in 1989, at which point it had been painted red. It was then purchased by Dennis McCann of Westerville, Ohio, who kept the Daytona for another 15 years; although the car did not see much use during this time, it is said to have been well maintained. When McCann parted with his beloved Daytona in 2004, the odometer only showed 37,649 miles. Passing through one owner in Colorado, the Daytona moved further west where it was purchased by Richard Standage of Moorpark, California. It then moved back to the East Coast in 2011 when it was purchased by Wayne Carini, who returned it to its original silver paintwork. Subsequently, the car was purchased by Bob White of Scottsdale, Arizona, in 2012 and was purchased by its current custodian in January of 2015. A recent compression test by a Ferrari specialist showed all 12 cylinders at between 124 and 134 psi, showcasing that the car is ready to drive and enjoy. Service invoices from work completed in 2005, 2012, and 2014 are also on file, further supporting its current state of readiness. Importantly, the car is accompanied by a correct set of manuals and a tool kit.
247 1962 Ferrari 250GTO 3413 RM Monterey $45,000,000 $60,000,000 $48,405,000 €41,628,300 Mid 3 of 36 GTOs. Ferrari Spa, Targa Florio ’62 Spare car, Arnalda Colombo (1), driven by her husband Lualdi-Gabardi, Coppa Citta Asiago ’62 #364 1st, Bologna-Raticosa ’62 #232 3rd, Bologna-Raticosa ’62 #232 3rd, Parma-Poggio di Bercerto ’62 #358 8th, Coppa Consuma ’62 1st IC/3rd OA, Bolzano-Mendola ’62 1st IC/2nd OA, Trento-Bondone ’62 1st IC/6th OA, Trieste–Opicina ’62 #362 1st, Ollon-Villars ’62 #150 DNS, Trofeo Sarezzo-Lumezzane ’62 #177 1st, Coppa Faglioli ’62 #510 1st, Innsbruck ’62 #112 DNS, Coppa Autunno ’62 #336 1st, Stallavena-Bosco Chiesanuova hill climb ’63 #104 1st, Gianni Bulgari (2), Targa Florio ’63 #104 Bulgari/Grana 4th, Coppa FISA ’63 #254 1st, Corrado Ferlaino (2), Rebodied by Scaglietti with Series II coachwork without spoiler, Targa Florio ’64 #114 Ferlaino/Taramazzo 5th, Coppa Consuma ’64 4th IC, Bologna-Raticosa Hill Climb ’64 #410 1st IC, Mugello 500 KM ’64 #5 3rd, Dan Margulies, UK (3), front coachwork around the nose slightly modified, Redex Trophy ’65 #78 Piper 1st, Jack Le Fort (4), Neil Corner ’66 (5), Lord Anthony Bamford ’70 (6), Nigel Moores ’80s (7), Yoshijuki Hayashi, Japan ’88 (8), Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones, UK ’94 (9), Dr. Gregory Whitten, WA, USA ’00 (10). In 2018, the car was inspected onsite and in person by representatives from Ferrari’s Classiche department, and interested parties are encouraged to speak with an RM specialist to review the report from this visit. Noted Ferrari historian and expert Marcel Massini also recently inspected the car and considers it one of the very best examples, pointing to its successes with Lualdi, its originality, and all its numbers-matching components (engine block, gearbox and rear axle), which are included with the car’s sale. Specifically, it should be noted that while the original gearbox and rear axle are currently fitted, the original engine block was astutely removed years ago for preservation, and is included with the car. The car is currently fitted with a 250 GT engine block built to GTO specification, thereby affording the new owner both the benefit of originality with the ability to drive the car as intended in vintage rallying or competition.
248 1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL 121.040.8501197 RM Monterey $175,000 $200,000 N/R $257,600 €221,536 29% Black over Red leather. The first recorded owner was Saverio Joseph Cina of Reseda, California, who owned the 190 SL until 1965 when he sold it to Clare J. Simpson. Two years later Simpson sold the car to Eric. J. Metcalfe, with just 13,191 miles on the odometer. The history trail goes cold for a few years and picks up again on 13 February 1979 with an application for insurance in British Columbia, Canada. Walter B. Clur, a German mechanic, who lived in North Vancouver, had imported the 190 SL for his own use. In 1986 Mr. Clur sold his 190 SL to Frank and Vivia Nemeth, who were in the process of moving from North Vancouver to their dream home in Surrey, B.C., and commissioned the former owner to perform a considerable amount of work to make the car roadworthy. They then maintained the car until Frank’s passing in 2016, storing it for the last decade on blocks in their garage. Both the Nemeths and Mr. Clur had diligently oiled and greased many of the exposed metal parts on the car, keeping it safe from moisture after a long and careful life; it remained completely original with no rust anywhere. The car was acquired from Vivia Clemeth by noted marque specialist Rudi Konicek of Rudi & Company, who spared no expense in the restoration. The body was taken to bare metal and fully refinished by Coachwerks, responsible for the bodywork and paint of all of his famous 300 SL restorations, while all ancillaries were removed from the engine and cleaned, re-plated, and serviced. Similarly, the same plating shop Rudi used for his 300 SL restorations refinished the brightwork. Rudi himself installed new glass and a new interior and soft top. Afterward, Rudi retired, and this was one of the final cars to leave his private restoration shop, now under new management at a larger scale. The car shows just 21,690 miles, believed to be original, and is accompanied by the original tools, jack, spare tire, tire iron, owner’s manual, parts books, service books, work log, and, impressively, the original factory hardtop, unused and in its very rare Mercedes-Benz shipping crate! This is a simply wonderful 190 SL, of impressive quality, in fabulous colors – always well cared for, and now splendidly presented.
249 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo 9309700477 RM Monterey $100,000 $125,000 N/R $151,200 €130,032 21% Grand Prix White over Black Pasha seats. According to the accompanying Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this 911 Turbo was originally finished in Grand Prix White over Black leatherette and fitted with the limited-slip differential, sport seats, air conditioning, and the desirable “Turbo Designation” graphics in black. With its previous owner, Charlie Scher of West Palm Beach, Florida, who was the son of Dr. Samuel Scher, a noted collector of Rolls-Royces and Brass Era automobiles. With Scher, the car was subject to a comprehensive mechanical and cosmetic refreshing. During 2015 and 2016, over $38,000 was spent in bringing the car to its current exceptional condition. A true example of the most exciting 911 of the late 1970s, the combination of Grand Prix White with Turbo graphics and “Pasha” checkered seats truly exemplifies the style of the era and fits the car beautifully. Purchased by the consignor in January of 2017, the car has been well kept in a significant collection of sports and racing cars on the West Coast. A wonderful example of one of the most iconic cars of the 1970s, it would be the perfect garage mate to a contemporary 911 Turbo.
250 1938 Jaguar SS100 3.5 Litre Roadster 39048 RM Monterey $575,000 $775,000 $747,500 €642,850 Mid Blue over Red. RHD. The SS 100 offered here was delivered new to Lt.-Col. A.W. Tate in England, and it is believed he entered it into a number of amateur-level races. Known history resumes in 1964, when the car was imported to the USA by early Jaguar enthusiast Ken Gardner, who commissioned a comprehensive, concours-level restoration. Once complete, the SS 100 scored 99.25 points and won the Primary Foreign Class at the July 1970 Indianapolis Grand Classic. That December, Mr. Gardner sold chassis no. 39048 to Floyd Moore of Glenview, Illinois. Under Mr. Moore in 1972, the SS 100 earned an AACA National First Prize. Moore retained chassis no. 39048 until 1984, when he sold the car to Chicago’s Bernard Nevoral, and it joined the latter’s private collection of classic sporting cars. Nevoral retained the car for a remarkable 25 years, and during his tenure, the Jaguar was entered into a number of vintage rallies and maintained by knowledgeable specialists. In 2010–2011, chassis no. 39048 received a comprehensive and professional body-off-frame restoration performed by Jeff’s Resurrections of Taylor, Texas. The process included a rebuild of the original, matching-numbers 3½-liter engine. As finished in factory-correct blue with rich red leather hides, the car also features gleaming brightwork and such desirable period features as wire-mesh headlamp guards, aero screens, classic-type Dunlop racing tires, and a number of motor club badges. In addition, this handsomely presented, rare, and immensely desirable roadster is accompanied by a remarkable historical file containing all restoration records, copies of prior title documents, older handwritten service records, and a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate.
251 1960 Ferrari 250GT Short Wheelbase 2163GT RM Monterey $9,500,000 $12,500,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Rosso Chiaro over Nero leather. Aluminium coachwork fitted, Vincenzo Malaga (1), Bruno Zanetti ’62 (2), Aldo Camnasio (3), Robert McIntyre, UK ’63 (4), Oliver Harris ’69 (5), 260bhp Tipo 168 engine #1615GT fitted, David Walker ’83 (6), Roy Pearse ’83 (7), fully restored by Hall & Fowler Engineering, Dan Margulies ’85 (8), Stefano Durelli, Italy ’85 (9), Andrew Pisker, UK ’96 (10), full engine rebuild by the esteemed UK-based specialists, Hall & Hall and interior was refurbished with correct nero leather with complementary carpets, vendor ’14 (11). Acquired by the consignor in July 2014, the 250 GT has since been fastidiously maintained and consistently corrected toward original standards. In 2016, the exterior was refinished in proper rosso chiaro paint and the dashboard was removed and refurbished with correct wrinkle finish, while the chassis was mechanically sorted as needed, including a full rebuild of the brakes. Currently in a beautiful state of presentation that includes a meticulously detailed undercarriage and engine compartment, the SWB is notable for its high state of chassis and body originality, having experienced no accident damage or serious racing in period, in contrast to most Competizione examples, which have at some point incurred damage during racing. An excellent show car that is mechanically poised to enjoy premium touring and track events, the SWB would require only a handful of corrections to approach platinum-level standards for club exhibition. The car is now equipped with a roll cage for safety during event use and is a perfect candidate for events like the Tour Auto or Le Mans Classic, should its next owner wish to take the car to the track rather than the concours lawn.
252 1988 Lamborghini Countach 5000 QV ZA9CA05A2JLA12218 RM Monterey $300,000 $375,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Giallo Fly over Bianco leather. This striking example was originally imported to the U.S. by Lamborghini distributor Joe Nastasi, a noted and prominent collector of Italian sports and racing cars. It is believed to be the only 1988 example painted Giallo Fly and trimmed with a dazzling white leather interior. Factory air conditioning and the distinctive optional rear wing are fitted. Lamborghini test driver Valentino Balboni has signed the car, adding to its uniqueness and desirability. To aid in both parking and rear visibility, the radio head unit has been upgraded with a rear camera. The consignor purchased this car in 2007, selling it in 2009 to another collector who put just 300 miles on the car before purchasing it back from him in 2012. In total it has traveled less than 14,000 km (8,700 miles) from new. Having lived a pampered life, the consignor notes that it has been recently serviced and runs great.
253 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C2500SS Touring Berlinetta 915*831 RM Monterey $550,000 $750,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Grey and Charcoal over Dark leather. Swiss delivery ’50 to Raymond Barbey (1), given to his Moroccan brother (2), unknown ’70s thru ’90s, Germany ’90s, restored, later to USA, returned to Marc Caveng, CH, vendor ’14. Refinished in a stunning two-tone combination by Images Auto Body ’15. In addition, chrome wire wheels were added, while carpets and headliner were installed by Franzini Bros. Following the refresh, the car was invited to the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where it was exhibited, but not judged. About a decade ago, well-known UK-based Jim Stokes Workshops had rebuilt the engine, gearbox, and other mechanicals at a cost of $155,000. It should be noted that sometime during the car’s early years, the original engine block, no. 928.141, was replaced with a period unit, no. 926.778. Might require a mechanical refresh before driving. via Gooding Pebble ’14 $539k, Gooding Pebble ’17 NS$700k+
254 1966 Ferrari 500 Superfast 8459SF RM Monterey $1,750,000 $2,000,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Blu Chiaro over Naturale leather. RHD. via to Jack S. Durlacher, UK (1), unknown, via Nigel Dawes ’76, restored by Terry Hoyle Engineering ’81, unnamed, incl. Manoukian Brothers ’92 – ’07, via Bonhams Olympia ’07 $525k to vendor. The car’s restoration has held up well, although there are some signs of use, including some minor dents in the nose and a chip on one headlight. Its color scheme, which, as mentioned, is the original used in 1966, and was utilized on only three of the 500 Superfasts, is still highly attractive, with a wonderful period flavor. Further, the car is still fitted with the original engine, and is offered with a partial tool roll.
255 1972 Maserati Ghibli SS AM115/49*2462 RM Monterey $300,000 $350,000 N/R $274,400 €235,984 -9% Azzurro Artico over Bianco Connolly leather. ZF 5 speed manual. This authentic SS 4.9 was built on 11 October 1972, in its present unusual and highly exhilarating color combination, Azzurro Artico over White Connolly leather interior, with the five-speed ZF manual transmission, and was originally delivered in Milan. It is also fitted with the desirable Becker Europa II stereo AM/FM radio. According to the owner, it was fully restored in 2008, after being driven over 117,000 km from new, and has since earned multiple awards at concours d’elegance, both in the ownership of former caretaker Michael Welch and with the current owner, who bought it from the restorer, Martin Loge. It was also featured in the March 2016 issue of Autostrada Forum magazine, in which it received a glowing review for its fine style. It is offered with Maserati factory build and delivery information, as well as original owner’s and service manuals, a collection of restoration photographs, and service invoices between 2002 and 2009, covering extensive mechanical work and much of the restoration.
256 1912 Pierce-Arrow Model 48-SS 7 Pass Tourer 9491 RM Monterey $475,000 $575,000 $472,500 €406,350 -1% Burgundy and Brass over Black. RHD. Records of Pierce-Arrow historians Bernard J. Weis and Patrick Craig note its earliest known owner, in the 1950s, as James P. Sullivan of Oceanside, California, who made a cross-country trip in the car in 1969, testament to its rock-solid quality. Following Sullivan’s passing in 1971, the Pierce was acquired by America’s first World Champion racing driver, Phil Hill, who, off the track, was a Pierce devotee whose family had owned them when new. Later owners included Bill Kuring, well-known sports car enthusiast Bill Ziering, and E.C. “Bill” Lawrence, a.k.a. “Doc” Lawrence, former president of the Horseless Carriage Club of America, for whom a “touring restoration” was completed by the well-known Stu Laidlaw, including adoption of a Series 51 crankshaft. The restored car was driven extensively and featured on the cover of the Pierce-Arrow Society magazine, The Arrow (1995, Issue 1). Lawrence eventually sold his Pierce to the late, well-known Brass Era automobile guru, Don Meyer of Lebanon, New Jersey. Mr. Meyer owned many Model 48s over the years and reportedly described this one as being “the most complete, original” example among them, a sentiment echoed by Mr. Craig in a recent telephone conversation, in which he noted that the car had been missing only a few minor parts over the years, and had always been complete and well maintained. Meyer later sold the car to well-known collector Jim Grundy, from whom it was acquired by its current caretaker in 2007. It was found to remain solid, intact, and presentable, in the same fine order that Mr. Meyer had described it. Nonetheless an extensive restoration was completed for the owner by well-known Brass Era specialist, Bob McKeown, in which, the owner notes, it was kept as original as possible, including sourcing a pair of correct headlamps that were restored by Vintage Brass, and correct rear end ring and pinion gears made to the original 3.31:1 ratio. The completed restoration was exhibited in 2010 at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Beautiful car.
257 1966 Ferrari 330GT 2 + 2 7883 RM Monterey $325,000 $425,000 N/R $280,000 €240,800 -14% Grigio Argento over Blu leather. According to a history compiled by marque historian Marcel Massini, 7883 was the 673rd 330 GT 2+2 produced. It was originally finished in Argento over a Bleu Connolly leather interior. The car was completed to European specifications and with Series II single headlights, Series 1 dashboard, power windows, and a five-speed gearbox. It was delivered to M. Gaston Crepaldi S.a.s. of Milan in December 1965. It was sold to its first owner, Roberto Sintene of Milan, on 14 January 1966 and was eventually registered on Milanese plates MI 88207. It is reported that, at a service completed in Modena on 17 November 1966, the car had covered 11,294 km. Chassis 7883 then passed through a series of documented owners, including Sr. Remo Fiorentini of Pisa and Benito Amabili, between 1968 and 1990. Under Sr. Amabili’s ownership, the car was included in two very special Ferrari exhibitions. In June 1997, this car was shown at the Ferrari 50th Anniversary celebrations in Modena and Maranello. Some years later, between January and June 2004, 7883 was displayed at the Galleria Ferrari in Maranello as part of the special 2+2 exhibition for four-seater Ferraris. These important exhibitions add a level of provenance and historical significance not commonly seen with 330 GT 2+2s. While under the care of its 13th documented owner, Cal. Car Business S.r.l. of Padova, Italy, the car was fully restored in 2015 by marque experts in Bologna. At that time, the car was repainted in its original metallic silver and was fitted with a new blue Connolly leather interior. New Borrani wire wheels and Michelin tires were also fitted. Today the car presents immaculately and performs magnificently, as only a proper V-12 Ferrari can. Chassis 7883, with its superb restoration and documented ownership and exhibition history, is an outstanding opportunity to understand why the Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 is represented in many of the finest Ferrari collections worldwide. Included in the sale is an extensive documentation file, which contains original Italian paperwork, restoration receipts, and photos of the exhibitions.
258 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSH 2.7 911 360 1382 RM Monterey $1,300,000 $1,600,000 $1,380,000 €1,186,800 Mid Light Ivory over Black. via Ben Pon’s Automobielhandel BV and Vasek Polak to unnamed, TX, USA (1), repossessed, John Paul Sr. (2), raced and used in autocross, Tom Anderson, OR (3), Monte Shelton (4), Mark Heininge (5), excellent example, restored, John McCaw ’95 (6), restored by Bruce Canepa, vendor ’15 (7). Because the engine in this car is stamped with the prefix 633 rather than the 663 normally assigned to the RS, Heininge suspected a factory stamping error, since the engine series number (1355) corresponded properly with the RS 2.7 production run. A lengthy exchange with the factory ensued, with Porsche’s Olaf Lang agreeing that a mistake must have been made when the engine was built. However, a homologation document emerged dated 5 May 1973, and it indicated otherwise. Based on that documentation, the factory changed the engine case material from magnesium to aluminum alloy late in the production run, prompting a change in the part number prefix. A copy of the FIA acceptance document, dated May of 1973, is included with this car. Heininge says a previous owner had installed wider but incorrect ST 2.5-style flares to both the front fenders and rear quarters. To rectify the problem, expert restorer and fabricator Nate Cantwell from Connecticut recreated the car’s original wheel openings and flares. Rather than replace the front fenders, as they were original to the car, Cantwell used only the flare portions of the new fenders and butt-welded them to the original fenders. Likewise, a pair of OEM rear-quarter RS flares were meticulously butt-welded to the factory quarter panels. The bodywork became indistinguishable from new. The steel tub along with the fiberglass bumpers and engine cover were carefully stripped and repainted in the car’s original Light Ivory paint by Jim Nichols. Heininge commissioned a new headliner and lightweight carpet set and also acquired a rare NOS roll bar directly from Porsche. Heininge says the car’s mechanicals were in great condition at the time of his purchase, but some freshening was carried out by Jeff Gamroth at Rothsport in Sherwood, Oregon, and Pat Hartmann at Hartmann Motors in Portland, Oregon. The original Fuchs alloy wheels, 7-in. wide in front and 8-in. in the rear, were properly refinished. The car also wears its correct lightweight black vinyl door cards and leather door release straps, and the glovebox door has been deleted, as on other factory Lightweights. In lieu of the usual cast metal Porsche hood badge, a simple Porsche decal appears. There, this RSH was again comprehensively restored cosmetically and mechanically at considerable expense, as detailed in accompanying invoices. A new fuel cell was installed within the factory gas tank shell, as original units are no longer available. The consignor then acquired chassis 1382 and sent it to Phil Bagley at Klub Sport Racing in Riviera Beach, Florida, for freshening in 2016. A number of detail items were returned to original specification, including the chain tensioners, exhaust system, and some chassis and engine hardware. The car is supplied with its correct collapsible spare tire, tools, air compressor, jack, manuals, Certificate of Authenticity, and a large folio of invoices, registration records, and factory correspondence. Wonderful condition.
259 1961 Plymouth Asimmetrica Roadster by Ghia 1102224086 RM Monterey $400,000 $600,000 N/R $335,000 €288,100 -16% Red over Tan. Depending upon whom one asks, the Asimmetrica was either begun by Exner very late in his tenure at Chrysler, then completed by Ghia, or was solely a Ghia design project, in the manner of the earlier Chrysler Specials they had independently produced for European clients. Its styling was toned down from the extreme XNR, including a four-passenger interior, a full windshield, and a more conventional tail and rear deck, without the large fin, but was still recognizably a sibling, due to the use of the XNR’s original bucks for many of the body panels. Like the XNR, it was based upon a largely stock Plymouth Valiant chassis, engine, and drivetrain, but with the Hyper-Pack features of cast-iron split headers and a Carter AFB carburetor, similar to the infamous NASCAR Valiants. Controversy similarly surrounds how many of the Asimmetricas were produced. General consensus is that a run of 25 was planned, but that at most only two roadsters were completed. The first appeared on Ghia’s stand, identified as simply the Asimmetrica (with no assigned manufacturer), at the Turin Motor Show in 1961. It is believed that the Turin show car was later shown at Geneva, where it was purchased by Georges Simenon, the French author of the Maigret detective novels, as noted in David Burgess-Wise’s Ghia: Ford’s Carrozzeria and Simenon’s own Intimate Memoirs. “On the Chrysler stand I am struck by a splendid flame red car, with a new and unseen line,” Simenon recounted. “I am fascinated by the model and address the seller, who introduces me to the famous Italian coachbuilders Ghia, the creator of this exclusive model. The price is shocking, but . . . I buy it for [my wife] Denyse; I sign a check and Ghia promises to deliver the car immediately after the show closes.” Simenon’s car was later sold by the Swiss dealers Rob de la Rive Box and Roger Meyer of Villmergen to the well-known Blackhawk Collection in 1989. De La Rive Box featured the car in two editions of his book, Encyclopaedia of Classic Cars: Sports Cars 1945–1975, finished both in green and as he sold it, in a non-original white with red accents and a black interior, both with the same incorrect hubcaps, and identified it as having been owned by the author. Blackhawk’s restorers spent a year restoring the Asimmetrica to its original condition. The car was finished in its original color of red, with a tan interior and as near the original wheel covers as could be found. After completion the car was exhibited at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 1990. In 2000 the car was sold by Blackhawk to a collector in the Pacific Northwest, from whose family it is now offered. Aside from an appearance several years ago at the Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance in Oregon, it has not been publicly shown, but rather maintained, occasionally driven, and enjoyed, therefore offering up a world of further possibilities for a new owner willing to return the Asimmetrica to the public eye. The offering of a special Exner show car is always a rare and special occasion, and with many of his unique designs now ensconced in private collections and not available, the Asimmetrica is certainly bound to stir excitement, wherever its wild and provocative lines appear. Its designer would have had it no other way!
260 1939 Lagonda V12 DHC 14062 RM Monterey $325,000 $400,000 $307,500 €264,450 -5% Blue and Silver over Black leather. RHD. According to the Lagonda Club of Great Britain, the V-12 Drophead Coupe offered here was delivered new to James Scott and Son, of Dundee. It was finished in Gunmetal and fitted with an optional rear bumper. The Lagonda remained in the UK until 1964, at which point it was exported to Chicago, Illinois. By 1976, the V-12 had made its way to the western U.S., under the tenure of Worth Simpson of Craig, Colorado. It returned to the UK sometime thereafter, and in 1987, it was acquired by its previous owner’s father—for the sum of £18,000—from the former firm of Porters of London. The Lagonda was destined for Sweden with its new custodian, and there it would remain until joining its current owner’s collection in 2015. Under its long-term family ownership, the Lagonda was part of a small collection of vintage cars, which included several W.O. Bentleys. The car remained as-acquired for some years, until the owner undertook a restoration with Renoverad hos Rohdins Automobil Service in Sweden, which took some 6,000 hours to complete and was finished in 2008. Currently, the car presents in very fine overall condition, and it is offered today to a new caretaker.
261 1956 Porsche 356A 1600 Coupe 55425 RM Monterey $200,000 $300,000 N/R $156,800 €134,848 -21% Fashion Grey over Red leather. Knowing the rarity and importance of this Porsche, the current owner commissioned Altissimo Restoration to perform a correct, show-quality restoration that was completed in 2016. The restoration process started with stripping the car down to a bare metal shell, mounting it to a rotisserie, and carefully building it up from there. The body is finished beautifully in Fashion Grey, complimented tastefully with a sumptuous red leather interior by Porsche interior specialist Autos International. All gauges have been rebuilt and recalibrated, and the correct radio has been refurbished as well. The original glass was thoughtfully detailed and reinstalled during the restoration, adding originality and character. Attention to detail is present in every aspect of the restoration. Each component, both mechanical and cosmetic, of this 356 was rebuilt and refurbished to show-quality standards. The stunning Porsche would score 296/300 points in PCA competition in 2016. The engine, although stock and correct in appearance, has been upgraded to a type 616/33-1, 1.7-liter industrial Porsche unit from 1969. Completely rebuilt and fitted with a performance camshaft from Elgin, the engine, fed through Weber 40 IDF carburetors, produces ample torque and acceleration, along with authentic four-cylinder Porsche exhaust notes. The editors at Excellence Magazine were impressed enough to feature this car in their May 2017 issue, a testament to the rarity and superb quality of this very special Porsche. With the increased power and reliability of the engine, this 356 A coupe is an absolute pleasure to drive, perfect for rallies or spirited driving on country roads. The elegant color scheme and meticulous restoration offer excellent opportunities for the new owner to exhibit this exquisite jewel at club events and concours shows.
262 1932 Lincoln KB Dual Windshield Phaeton Rep. KB1367 RM Monterey $250,000 $300,000 $274,400 €235,984 Mid Belmont Brown over Fawn leather. The Model KB was shipped on 25 January 1932. It was sold on 7 June 1932 to its original owner in Long Beach, California, perhaps after the Los Angeles or San Francisco showing, and was unfortunately never seen again. This did not stop enthusiast Harry Andrews from attempting to resurrect the car, which he did, based around an original 1932 KB engine and chassis, renumbered to the original using factory stamps. The project was eventually sold to William Ruger Jr., the noted gun maker and a passionate collector of performance automobiles. Restoration work began in California, where original blueprints were used by craftsman Cass Nawrocki to complete the body and top assembly to the specifications originally used in 1932. Work was eventually completed by the talented shop of Fran Roxas in suburban Chicago, who finished the car in the original factory-specified color of Belmont Brown, with the upholstery in the correct original pattern and colors. The car has a 1935 gearbox fitted, which has better ratios and quieter intermediate gears than a 1932; it is a bolt-in job and could be changed out for a correct 1932 gearbox if the new owner chose. Similarly, the car is fitted with a lighter, very high 3.3:1 ratio rear axle from a Lincoln Model K, which is another bolt-on installation. The resurrected KB was brought to Monterey for the 2003 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. There it won both Best in Class and the Most Significant Design Award, which had been presented, most fittingly, by Ford Motor Company. It was also judged Most Elegant Car at the Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance. This example is among the most stunning Classic Era Lincolns in existence, as it is unique in its provenance and stunning in its appearance, and it will be a rewarding acquisition for any connoisseur of the Lincoln marque. via RM Amelia ’08 NS$600k, RM Scottsdale ’12 $270k and RM Hershey ’15 $319k.
263 1990 Porsche 911/964 Carrera 4 RUF CTR WP0AB2961LS451416 RM Monterey $450,000 $550,000 $368,000 €316,480 -18% Polar White over Black leather. For the Beddor brothers, Steve and David, the Yellow Bird was an excellent start, but they needed something a bit more custom-suited to their needs. Specifically, they wanted a car with all-wheel drive, capable of rallies across America, and hill climbs through the deserts and mountains of the southwest. For this, they ordered two Porsche 964 Carrera 4s, including chassis no. 451416, and then shipped them to RUF for upgrading. Reports in the history file detail modifications to the tune of $285,000 – including the fitting of a 550 bhp, 3,600-cc RUF engine with a six-speed manual transmission. The body was constructed of lightweight Kevlar body panels with RUF flares and finished in Polar White paint. Most importantly, the car featured four-wheel drive – one of only two 964 CTRs equipped as such. Offered here is this very car, first owned by Steve and David Beddor. Registered in their father’s name, the Beddor brothers and their mother Marilyn rallied their RUF CTR C4 extensively and very successfully. Their twin RUFs – one black and one white – were a common sight at American events, much to the distress of other contestants. Notable results include a 1st-place finish at the 1994 One Lap of America and 3rd-place at Pikes Peak Hill Climb in 1995. Between both CTRs, the Beddor brothers won seven out of nine events in the 1994/1995 season. Kept by the Beddor brothers until 2001, the car was then sold to Steven Dix of Arizona. Sold once more to New Jersey, invoices show that the CTR C4 had been in storage for some years. A 2011 service was performed to the cost of $6,400 before the RUF was exported to the UAE in 2014.
264 1977 Lotus Espirit Series I 77020134H RM Monterey $80,000 $100,000 N/R $106,400 €91,504 6% Striking Orange (S04) over Oatmeal cloth. The 1977 example offered here was completed by the factory on 16 February 1977 and was the 27th of 459 Series I Esprits distributed to the U.S. market. It is also the second of just six U.S. examples painted in a striking orange (S04), of which four were finished in ‘self-color’ gelcoat, where the original color was added to the gelcoat. Only the early cars were finished in self-colored bodies as this process was phased out in 1977. The interior was trimmed in Oatmeal cloth on the seats, center console, and door trim along with brown Marcasite elsewhere, according to its Lotus Certificate of Vehicle Provenance. This Esprit owes its highly preserved status to its first owner, Tim Zaremba, a real-estate developer who only put about 4,000 miles on it before tucking it away in climate-controlled storage under a car cover for decades. The car was later discovered and acquired by Tony Krncevic, a well-known member of the Lotus community and perhaps the foremost authority on S1 Esprits. The car has since been collector owned and treated with great care to preserve its all-original condition. It shows few indications of those 4,000 miles and still rides on its original tires wrapped around correct Wolfrace chrome alloy wheels. Tony Krncevic has described this car “as original and uncorrupt an example as you will find.” Included with the car is the original Bill of Sale from 1977, along with registration receipts and other original paperwork from the first owner. The extremely low mileage is accurate and the condition is that of a true time-capsule Lotus. The interior remains in essentially as-new condition, while the rare orange gelcoat is exceptionally well preserved.
265 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z06 Big Tank 30837S115727 RM Monterey $160,000 $200,000 N/R $187,600 €161,336 Mid via Bud Gage Chevrolet to unknown, IN (1), specified with the RPO Z06 option, of which only 199 Corvettes received in the 1963 model year. This option included the fitment of the L84 327-cu. in. 360-bhp fuel-injected V-8 engine, G81 Posi-traction rear end, M20 four-speed manual transmission, heavy-duty racing-type suspension, and oversized, finned steel brake drums with internal fans and a dual-circuit, vacuum-boosted master cylinder, truly making the car a road-legal racer. Initially mandatory on the Z06 package and later optional, the N03 36-gallon gas tank made the car even more competitive. Whilst some historians differ in opinion, most agree that only 63 Z06s were fitted with the ‘Big Tank.’ Only 15 were equipped with Kelsey-Hayes wheels, and this example has both, making it truly rare in the extreme, the car worked its way back to the St. Louis area where it was purchased by Don Johnson along with two other Corvettes around 1967. Don was the owner of a car dealership near Chattanooga, Tennessee, and brother of early NASCAR pioneer and racer Joe Lee Johnson. The car then likely passed from Ed Everhart of Chattanooga to Paul Rogers, residing just south of Chattanooga across the Georgia border, While Paul purchased the car, it was his son Larry who drove it for a year or two, before selling it to another local enthusiast. Initially reluctant to sell as the buyer was the son of a local restaurateur, apparently only 18 years old, the Rogers’ eventually relented, and the car was sold. Unfortunately, the car was involved in a significant accident around 1970 and at that time was taken off the road. The damaged Corvette was sold and remained in Tennessee until 1976, when it was purchased by James Montgomery of Gold Coast Corvette. Unfortunately, Montgomery passed away before the restoration could be completed and the car was sold and subsequently finished by another Corvette restorer residing near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in the early 1980s. At that time, a replacement engine with casting no. 3782870, casting date A-16-3, was fitted and re-stamped with serial number 3115727 and date F0322RF, and both the chassis and firewall were replaced. Today, the car still retains the original Z06 components and calling cards of a ‘Big Tank’-equipped Corvette, including the proper brake and suspension components, and fuel injection system. The original hardware and rivets in the rear portion of the car, as well as the larger fuel filler neck and jack location behind the seats, are consistent with original Big Tank specifications. Gorgeous.
266 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce Allegerita AR101.20*00338 RM Monterey $120,000 $150,000 N/R $142,800 €122,808 Mid Dark Blue over Soft Grey leather. 1 of 1366 examples. Restored several years ago, 37,476 miles from new. Highly authentic. RM Monterey ’17 $137k.
267 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe 111.026.12.001401 RM Monterey $125,000 $150,000 N/R $112,000 €96,320 -10% Medium Blue Metallic (396) over Tan leather. Of the 3,200 coupes produced, only 800 or so were exported to the U.S. – all with a full complement of power accessories. The 280 SE 3.5 offered here, built in 1970, is a fine example of one of those icons. Presented in its original exterior color of Medium Blue Metallic (396), the interior is finished in beautifully finished tan leather. As noted on the factory data tag, the car includes a radio antenna as well as the floor-shift automatic transmission.
268 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda 113.043.10.004496 RM Monterey $125,000 $150,000 N/R $126,000 €108,360 Mid Graphite Grey (190) over MB-Tex leatherette and Grey-White (158) top. This U.S.-specification (code 491) convertible was originally finished in White (050) over Cognac MB-Tex (120) and equipped with the rare and very desirable four-speed manual transmission that matches well with the smooth fuel-injected SOHC inline six. It was also optioned with the handsome matching white hardtop, canvas convertible top, and a Becker Europa radio. An endearing feature is the pair of single-piece “Cathedral-style” Bosch headlamps that gracefully cap the leading edge of the front fenders. The 250 SL offered an improved seat belt design, a collapsible steering column with padded center hub, “the world’s best” power-assisted steering, and improved disc brakes at all four corners. The fully-instrumented dashboard is thickly padded, including a knee bolster at its lower edge. This fine automobile enjoyed a comprehensive restoration by European marque experts, among which were several former factory employees. After work was completed in 2014, the car appeared the following spring as part of the Mercedes-Benz display at Techno-Classica, the highly acclaimed automotive exhibition in Essen, Germany. During the restoration, the body was refinished in attractive Graphite Grey (190) and its top and wheel covers in contrasting Grey-White (158), and the interior was renewed in its original-style MB-Tex leatherette upholstery. The wheels were also shod with whitewall tires, as per originally specified. The 250 SL also retains its original factory hardtop, spare wheel, jack, tool kit, and original manuals in their owner’s pouch.
269 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce Allegerita AR1493/E*04159 RM Monterey $350,000 $450,000 $350,000 €302,000 Mid Light Blu. Austrian delivery, raced ’58, Flugplatz Aspern ’58 Steffan 1st, Salzburg-Gaisbergrennen ’58 Steffan, Flugplatz Zeltweg ’58 Perco, Flugplatzrennen Klagenfurt ’60 Steffan, unknown ’60 – late 00s, discovered in Italy. In 2016, the Giulietta was treated to an intensive, photo-documented, ground-up restoration to concours standards, taking over a year to complete. Every nut and bolt of this rare jewel has been meticulously restored, including all mechanical components. Since the restoration, less than 50 miles have been put on the car for testing and sorting. In 2017 the car acquired the coveted ASI certification and gold plate, as well as a FIVA A3 ID card, a testament to this car’s quality and authenticity. Eligible for an array of prestigious vintage motoring events, including the Mille Miglia, California Mille, and Colorado Grand, this rare Alfa Romeo presents an exciting opportunity for its next owner. Authentic.
270 1966 Chevrolet Corvette 427/425 Coupe 194376S108199 RM Monterey $130,000 $175,000 N/R $120,400 €103,544 -7% Milano Maroon over Saddle. Originally delivered to Sherwood Chevrolet of Montrose, Pennsylvania, this Corvette is equipped with the desirable 427/425 V-8 and has spent the majority of its life in the collections of one of the Keystone State’s most notable Corvette enthusiasts: Chip Miller. Miller was the founder and organizer of Corvettes at Carlisle, one of the nation’s largest Corvette-only shows, and maintained an exceptional, personal collection of Corvettes. His collection is considered by many to be one of the finest in the world. Finished in attractive Milano Maroon over a Saddle interior, this ’66 Sting Ray was only equipped with a handful of options from the factory, namely a four-speed manual transmission, cast-aluminum knock-off wheels, and a teakwood steering wheel. Miller first came across the car at the Cavalcade of Corvettes in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, in 1972. At that time, the car had only passed through the hands of four owners, and Miller finally purchased it for himself in 1974. In his ownership, the car accrued numerous awards, including being named part of the Bloomington Gold Special Collection VI in 1989. Allegedly, the only work that was done was a body-off mechanical restoration done by Kevin Mackay of Corvette Repair Inc. in 1999, but the exterior and interior were not touched. Said to be one of his favorites, Miller kept the car until his passing and was purchased from his estate by noted collector Michael Schudroff and remained with him until 2009. At that time, it was sold to Thomas Sunday of New Kingstown, Pennsylvania, and was purchased by the consignor in 2014. Accompanied by an extensive file of documentation, including previous judging sheets, receipts from the work done by Kevin Mackay, and articles written about the car from Miller’s ownership, it is believed that the current mileage showing on the odometer, under 16,000 miles, is original. Benefitting from three decades in the ownership of one of the Corvette world’s most beloved enthusiasts, this is one of the most compelling 427/425 Sting Rays offered in recent memory. via Gooding Pebble ’09 $143k and Gooding Amelia ’14 $137k.
271 1972 Nissan 240ZG Fairlady HS30-100011 RM Monterey $60,000 $80,000 N/R $53,200 €45,752 -11% Grand Prix Maroon over Black vinyl. RHD. This authentic example—a factory-original Fairlady 240ZG—is well known among Japanese car collectors. It was delivered new in the Shinagawa ward of Tokyo. More recently, it was treated to a thorough refurbishment that included a new paint job in its original shade. Its signature over-fenders remain striking. Inside, the 240ZG retains its original black vinyl upholstery. A Datsun racing steering wheel provides a good view of its hooded gauges. A period Nissan AM radio takes up residence low on its dashboard. Underhood, the 2.4-liter inline six shows some evidence of use but has been thoroughly detailed. New, original-specification shock absorbers are said to provide a comfortable yet sporty ride. The original wheels have been swapped for period-style Watanabe wheels and a rear strut brace is its only other visual modification.
272 1966 Volkswagen Deluxe 21 window 246040754 RM Monterey $90,000 $130,000 N/R $179,200 €154,112 38% White over Beige. This 1966 Microbus Deluxe was born on 12 October 1965 in Wolfsburg, Germany, according to its original “M” plate. It boasts the two most desirable features available on a Microbus of this vintage: 21 windows and a large sliding sunroof. Other attractive factory-optional features include six pop-out side windows, seat belts, a U.S. mph speedometer, and bumper guards. In addition, the owner has added tilt-open Safari windshields, luggage rack, and an original-looking, retro radio that can be hooked up to a cell phone to dial in your favorite Dick Dale tunes. An period-correct, fully rebuilt 1600 engine mated to a Freeway Flyer transmission greatly enhances the drivability of this Microbus, allowing for much smoother travel without altering the original look. The quality of this Microbus is unsurpassed. Fresh from a year-long intensive, professional rotisserie restoration bringing it back to the way it left the factory, every nut and bolt of this iconic VW is detailed to perfection. Attention to detail is evident in every aspect of the restoration, most notably the straight body and mirror finish of paint. The rare original color scheme of Lotus White is painted both top and bottom, just as it left the factory. The interior has also been restored to original factory specifications using the correct Aero Baltic color and material. The expansive sliding sunroof has received all-new correct material and hardware as well.
273 1998 Dodge Viper GTS-R 1B3ER69E9WV401072 RM Monterey $80,000 $100,000 N/R $86,800 €74,648 Mid White and Blue over Blue and Black. This exceptionally clean, low-mileage example is car number 72, as evidenced by the dash plaque. Accompanying the car are the factory-issued numbered car cover with bag, floor mats and trunk mat, as well as all books, water color pictures, race team photos, letters from Dodge on the purchase of the car, and other miscellaneous items that were kept when the car was new. Additional extras include a Corsa exhaust system, a K&N drop filter, and a new set of tires. In 1998, the Dodge Viper GTS-R was the closest thing to an all-out race car that one could buy. The combination of aggressive styling, racing heritage, limited production, and blistering performance places this car among the most desirable performance cars of the era. 17,000 miles from new.
274 1956 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN2 BN2-L/233015 RM Monterey $90,000 $120,000 N/R $100,800 €86,688 Mid Black over Dark Green. Finished in the striking combination of Black over Dark Green, Recent restoration by marque specialists at BRC, Philadelphia, Includes BMIHT certificate; retains its original engine, Originally delivered to Los Angeles, California, Offered with Breitling timing equipment, soft top, and spare. RM Auburn ’18 NS$110k.
275 1974 Porsche 914 2.0 4742906575 RM Monterey $45,000 $65,000 N/R $61,600 €52,976 Mid Ice Green Metallic over Beige leatherette. This exceptional example was special ordered in late 1974 by a Navy submarine officer who specified that it be painted Ice Green, a 911-only color, and trimmed in beige leatherette interior. It is the only known 914 painted this rare exclusive 911 color. It was also ordered with the upgraded interior appearance package that consisted of a center console, gauges, etc. The 2.0-liter engine powering this car, with the improved side-shift five-speed transmission, is widely considered by most Porsche enthusiasts to be the most desirable four-cylinder offered in the 914 during its production run. In 2013, the owner of this 914 commissioned a Porsche specialist to perform a complete restoration of the body and paint. A color-matched, tinted, slightly rubberized undercoating was applied to the bottom of the car to protect it on future journeys. All body hardware was repaired or renewed at the same time. The engine was pulled to properly paint the engine bay, as well. While the engine was out it was inspected, cleaned, and resealed before being reinstalled. A new correct, high-quality dashboard and tan carpets were also installed. Since the paint and restoration work was completed, this 914 has been driven carefully and sparingly in recent years, and now shows only 74,000 original miles. Included with the car is the original owner’s manual with service stamps documenting its limited mileage. An excellent example of a well-cared for original, but thoughtfully restored where necessary.
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