Quail Lodge’s West Field
7000 Valley Greens Drive
(at Rancho San Carlos Rd)
Carmel CA 93923
Bonhams hosted a sale in Monterey from the late 1990s and the advent of the Quail concours saw them partner with Michael Kadoorie and his Peninsula Hotel business and become part of their Friday event. This sale has vacillated between offering the greatest cars and simply not with a lack of impetus frequently hurting them. In the last decade Bonhams offered an Auto Union D-Type, Bugatti Type 57S and more without success in 2009, 2010 saw them offer the Amalfatino collection of Porsches with great success. 2011 and 2012 saw them offer little, 2013 a headline act was one of the best Bentley Blowers, while in 2014 they partnered with major shareholder Evert Louwman to offer a dozen cars from the Violati collection including 250GTO #3851GT and more than tripled their gross total. Paul Pappalardos 250GT Interim was offered in 2015 but the gross halved, while 2016 saw a further drop only partially recovered in 2017 with an ex Cunningham E-Type lightweight and a McLaren F1. 2018s sale seems to be shaping as a sale a lot like 2018s, neither great nor poor.
Date – Sold/Offered (%) – Gross Total – High sale
2007 65/95 (68%) $7,657,305.00 $403,000.00 1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom I
2008 44/75 (59%) $21,547,450.00 $4,957,000.00 1960 Jaguar E2A
2009 54/99 (55%) $13,150,920.00 $1,437,000.00 1933 Duesenberg Model J Rollston Torpedo
2010 78/ 102 (76%) $17,837,530.00 $3,967,000.00 1970 Porsche 917
2011 58/113 (51%) $9,636,635.00 $1,002,500.00 1957 BMW 507
2012 55/96 (57%) $11,663,070.00 $2,205,000.00 1966 Ford GT40
2013 77/89 (87%) $31,085,150.00 $4,467,500.00 1931 Bentley Blower
2014 103/115 (90%) $107,745,900 $38,115,000 1962 Ferrari 250GTO
2015 94/111 (85%) $44,208,488.00 $8,525,000.00 1959 Ferrari 250GT Interim
2016 101/115 (88%) $34,642,800.00 $4,000,000.00 1931 Bugatti Type 51
2017 82/109 (69%) $43,866,900.00 $15,620,000.00 1995 McLaren F1
2018 110/135 (81%) $37,621,910.00 $3,525,000.00 1948 Alfa Romeo 6C2500 Competizione
Bonhams have a few highlights this year none more so than the 1962 Ferrari 250GT Short Wheelbase (#3337GT). Ferrari began to construct dual purpose GT racecars back in the early 1950s with their 250GT series and the 1955 Europa based Grand Touring Competizione series would prove to be the forerunner for the Tour de France, so named because de Portago used one to win the 1956 French epic. The TDF remained in production until late 1959 and was the ultimate long distance grand tourer with its long and wide stance and singularly capable of covering long distances at ease. Looking for something a little more nimble Ferrari looked to shorten the wheelbase slightly while Pininfarina developed an all new, more seductive body shape. Initially only available in lightweight Competizione form with aluminium coachwork and a 260bhp engine, Lusso spec examples with 240bhp engines, steel bodywork and trimmed interiors were available within the first year of production. Further 1961 saw 20 highly developed SEFAC/61 hot rods produced for racing with 280bhp Testa Rossa engines, lightweight tube frames and thin aluminium coachwork. 188 examples of the Short Wheelbase were eventually built, roughly half and half to road and race spec and other than a handful bodied by Bertone and others, they all shared the same basic Pininfarina designed, Scaglietti built coachwork.
The Short Wheelbase on offer was sold new to Steve Earle, a multiple Ferrari purchaser who would go on to found the Monterey historic auto races as a Lusso spec example in Silver over Black. After passing through various US collections it later had a spell with movie director David Cronenberg in Canada before returning to the USA where it received a cosmetic restoration by Motion Products. When the vendor acquired #3337GT he sent it to Rex Ngyuen for a full restoration as a FCA Platinum winner and that done the owner achieved concours glory, winning the Greystone concours best of show before taking honours at the Quail in 2015. Capable of scoring 100 points this is a perfect specimen and offered with full history by Marcel Massini and Classiche red book certification. While not perhaps a drivers car per se it would also be eligible for any event one could conceive.
Prices for 250GT Short Wheelbase have followed a clear strata over the past few years. Prior to 2013/4 Short Wheelbase offerings were incredibly rare and offered little clarity although there were signs that the lack of supply was driving prices and that year saw several offered north of $10 million. 2014 and 2015 saw the supply and demand sides flip and suddenly there were more cars offered than had been seen in the previous decade, all of them at $10 million plus and most failed to sell. Since that time there have been many more Short Wheelbase’ come to market, for example Lukas Huni had 11 on his stand at Retromobile 2018 and while they were technically not for sale, the right offer would see them change hands. Now we know a Lusso spec Short Wheelbase is valued in the high millions, perhaps $7.5 – 10 million depending on condition, provenance and purity, Competizione cars have the same value propositions plus an extra one based on competing or winning a race. Many competition cars win, many more are pure but few combine mechanical purity and a famous race career for what would be the holy grail however a car that combines both would be worth $15 million and an ordinary Competizione somewhere around $10 million. A SEFAC/61 would follow the same value propositions as a Competizione but be anywhere from $20 – 30 million depending on just how special they are.
#3337GT is an excellent example of the Lusso spec. Short Wheelbase and must be worth right at the top end of the value spectrum, maybe even a little bit more. It has full matching numbers, impeccable provenance and a restoration that leaves nothing to desire. I would expect it to either sell for around the $9.5 – 11 million range if it sells at all. On that last note just five of the last twelve offered have actually sold and there are two on offer at Monterey in 2018, the other at RM Monterey, and so the odds are stacked against it. Hopefully Bonhams will work hard and find a deal that will leave the buyer and seller happy.
Pre war cars are a strong point for Bonhams Quail. Highlights are:
- 1913 Pierce-Arrow Model 66 7 pass Touring – Est. $600 – 800k. 1 of 14 survivors. A lovely Pierce-Arrow. Huge in every way. Looks great in these colours. Refurbished to original form. Market correct for the model.
- 1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost London – Edinburgh Tourer – Est. $750 – 850k. Rebodied but otherwise mechanically pure. A good example of the Edwardian Rolls. Restored decades ago and aging nicely. A must for any legit Rolls collector. Market correct price.
- 1913 Mercedes-Benz 28/60HP Phaeton – Est. $800k – 1 mil. Stunning early Mercedes with authentic components throughout. Decades with just two owners have ensured a great amount of care. Has been and remains a great tour car. Hard to say but low estimate seems about right.
- 1928 Bentley 6.5 Litre Barker Open Sports Tourer – Est. $2 – 3 mil. A fantastic pre war car, very rare retaining its original coachwork and mechanical components. Sole survivor of the 4 seat open tourer. Much nicer than a Le Mans Rep. and far more authentic. Both sporty and useful and quite fabulous. Expensive for a 6.5 litre but cheap for the irreplaceable originality. Priceless to the collector of fine pre war automobiles and for the right person, very cheap.
- 1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre Vanden Plas Tourer – Est. $1.25 – 1.5 mil. A magnificent example of the 4.5. Recent refurbishment aside, never required a restoration. Beautifully original and quite fabulous. Worth the money and a rare example. Unfortunately many collectors only want yet another Le Mans Replica but this is much better and should be worth the $500k premium.
- 1929 Minerva Type AM Murphy Convertible Sedan – Est. $300 – 450k. Unique Murphy coachwork. No history given but market priced for a fairly staid Isotta.
- 1931 Bentley 8 Litre Vanden Plas Silent Bloc Saloon – Est. $1 – 1.6 mil. Manages to be huge, sporty and sedate all at the same time which is no mean feat. Quite superb and worthy of the finest collections. Very rare, 1 of 3 originally fitted with this coachwork and possibly unique. ex Player and one owner for 55 years which has prevented any messing about. Well maintained original condition. Like the 6.5, worthy of predilection. Market priced but surely worth more than this to the right collector.
- 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Freestone & Webb DHC – Est. $350 – 450k. A staid rather than sporty Continental and the value is hurt as such. Totally original and quite sporty, for a Rolls. Would suit a (sacrilege I know) repaint in modern livery and that would pay dividends. Market priced as it sits.
- 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Touring Phaeton – Est. $1.4 – 1.6 mil. 1 of 16 to an extremely elegant design.Restored by Mike Fennel. Beautiful car, not sporty but certainly a very grand tourer indeed. Cheap compared to a Convertible A but market priced for the type.
- 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Mayfair Sports Roadster – Est. $3.5 – 4.5 mil. A lovely example of a sports roadster although there is a catch (or two). While described formerly as a Spezial Roadster, they were Sindelfingen products and it is accurate to say Sports Roadster. Mayfair coachwork wont be for everyone although it is unique. Finally, and most importantly, this example did get burnt in a 1960 garage fire and while it was restored over several decades back to its former glory, it isn’t truly original. IF it were totally original, IF it were a works design, IF it were not burnt to a crisp etc. it would be worth $5 – 10 million. As it is the low estimate is market correct, the high would be a stretch.
While perhaps not as spectacular as other auctions, mid century classics abound at this sale. Highlights are:
- 1948 Talbot Lago T26 Record Saoutchik Coupe de Ville – Est. $1.2 – 1.6 mil. A superb, unique Talbot Lago with Saoutchik coachwork, displayed at the Salon de Paris before sale to Switzerland. Eventual sale to the USA and recent restoration to concours standards. Rarely shown since and an ideal entry for the finest concours. Market priced for the unique coachwork and quality of restoration.
- 1948 Alfa Romeo 6C2500 Competizione – Est. $3 – 3.5 mil. Built on a unused 8C2.9 frame and various parts. Raced by Franco Rol on the ’48 Mille Miglia, 2nd at the ’49 Targa Flori, 3rd at the ’49 Mile Miglia, 6th at the ’50 Targa Florio, retired from both the ’50 & ’51 Mille Miglia. Later spent three decades in the Michel Dovaz collection and left to both rot but protected from any form of alteration. Later restored three times (yes three). In the USA from the 1990s and now ready and eligible for any event. While exciting and kind of interesting it isn’t what you would call beautiful. Sold for close to $5 million at Gooding in 2013, this car has since been on offer via Kidston and at least once since before returning to auction although I believe it hasn’t actually changed hands. This estimate is more like market correct.
- 1953 Siata 208S Sport Motto Spider – Est. $1.5 – 1.8 mil. A gorgeous if flawed example of these quick little cars. Sold via Ernie McAfee to an unknown California local, immediately fitted with a Chevvy V8. Later rediscovered and restored with another 8V engine, later still restored by Nino Epifani and now quite fabulous. Not matching numbers but then few Siata are. Hugely usable and eligible for everything, show and tour. Market correct price at the low estimate although the non matching engine could hurt.
- 1954 Arnolt-Bristol Roadster – Est. $375 – 450k. The prototype Arnot-Bristol with some competition success while raced by Bob Fergus. Now restored from a rolling chassis with OEM components. Now a fabulous look. Perhaps $50k more than market but no great strokes.
- 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 Spider America – Est. $1 – 1.3 mil. A decent example, restored in the 1990s. Now in very good condition. RHD might harm. Priced a little high as such, although there is value at around the million mark.
- 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing – Est. $1.25 – 1.5 mil. Black over Red. Just 2 owners and 59,000 miles from new. Rudge wheels fitted from new. Noted to be entirely original and very rare as such. Actual quality needs to be checked out because its priced as a quality 1 – 2 car and if its only condition 3 – 4 and/or requires a restoration ($300 – 500k), the buyer will have just another boring old 300SL worth $1.5 mil. and be seriously underwater. If it is as fabulously original then there is value at the estimate.
- 1956 Porsche 356A Carrera GS Coupe – Est. $450 – 600k. A desirable example that may not be original but has a fabulous story incl. sale to Dean Jeffries, repainting by Barris, customisation and later sale to a noted bankrobber, later fitted with a standard 356 engine and discovery. A restoration to its original Dean Jeffries form, the car is both unique and spectacularly cool. All the mods are anathema to Porsche collectors and detract from collector value but will be of value to the right collector. Market priced.
- 1956 Fina Sport Convertible by Vignale – Est. $750 – 950k. A unique and beautiful Italo-American hybrid. 1 of 3 produced and possibly unique now. Restored to absolutely beautiful standard. Ideal for any top flight concours. Impossible to tell, with no comparison but seems like market correct price.
- 1958 Porsche 356A T2 Speedster – Est. $450 – 550k. A proper Speedster owned by one Porsche collector for 50 years. Concours restoration completed ’12. Full matching numbers and a gorgeous look in Blue over Oatmeal. Market correct price.
- 1958 Porsche 356A T2 Speedster – Est. $500 – 600k. A typical US car although owned by one person from ’74 to ’14 and stripped for a never completed restoration saved it from any damage. Matching numbers and market correct pricing for the show winning quality.
- 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II – Est. $425 – 475k. A very nice example in good condition, stored for decades, it might require extensive maintenance or even a restoration. Otherwise the seats have been recovered and it was repainted at some point. The value is entirely dependent on the condition, if 2-3 it is worth this amount, if 4 or worse then it will require a $500 restoration and simply isn’t worth it.
- 1972 Ferrari 246GT – Est. $275 – 350k. Generously optioned car in gorgeous colours. Noted to have been restored by Wayne Obrey’s Motion Products and others. A lovely, elegant car in great colours. Market correct pricing.
- 1973 Ferrari 365GTB/4 – Est. $600 – 800k. A great car in concours condition. Never restored but simply maintained in very good condition. All complete and matching numbers. Classiche red booked. Perhaps a touch expensive for the condition but still value at the low estimate.
Modern collectibles are not a standout but the following four are great examples of the idiom:
- 1996 Porsche 911/993 GT2 Club Sport – Est. $1.5 – 2 mil. 1 of just 20 built. Supplied to Japan, like most, 40,000km from new. Epic car. The heat seems to have gone out of the rare air cooled 911 market and this seems like a lot, seems like maybe $500k too much but who knows really.
- 2015 Porsche 918 Wessaich Spider – Est. $1.35 – 1.75 mil. Rare as and a rare driven example, nearly 8,000 miles from new. Full top spec and quite good looking Black over Cognac. Market priced.
- 2016 Ferrari F12tdf 217723 – Est. $775 – 975k. Grey over Blue. A nice example of a rare fast V12 Ferrari. $100k in special options fitted. Classiche certified and still like new despite 4,600 miles on the dial. Some minor damage, now repaired. Market priced.
- 2018 Bugatti Chiron – Est. $3.3 – 3.9 mil. Two tone Blue over Black. Like new and kind of cool. Still very expensive but if you want to be the first one to drive up to the golf club in one, you have to pay the moolah. Market priced.
A reasonably large quantity of afforble classics are available at this sale. Highlights include:
- 1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 – Est. Bonhams $50 – 75k. Good looking car in Violet Blue over Black. Just 4,820 miles from new. Incredible car. Market price for a like new 911 and still a highly usable car.
- 1937 Lincoln Model K Le Baron Convertible Sedan – Est. $70 – 90k. A lovely old Lincoln. Very well maintained and great for touring or local shows. Market correct price.
- 1974 Renault Alpine A110 – Est. $75 – 95k. Very rare in the USA, this example was prepped for historic rallying and racing. Highly original and very well maintained. The ideal dual purpose car for a racer. Expensive for an A110 but offered at less than it would have cost to prepare it. A smart buyer would check whether it could be registered in their state as I am confident these were never sold new in the US, perhaps the 40 year rule will solve that.
- 1959 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider – Est. $90 – 110k. A lovely example in White over Red leather. Gorgeous example, restored in ’13. Lovely and market priced.
- 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo – Est. $100 – 150k. Very rare race spec 944 Turbo. Raced in SCCA comps when new and recently refreshed for club racing. 270bhp equals plenty of go. Lovely and while expensive for a 944, cheap for what it is.
- 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider – Est. $110 – 140k. A very nice Spider in Green over Cognac leather. 55 years with the original owner ensured it was well maintained. Recently used for rallying so its good to go although it does have a non original 2 litre engine fitted. Still it would be the ideal road rally car. Perhaps a touch expensive but still close to market.
- 1970 Porsche 911E 2.2 Coupe – Est. $125 – 150k. Gorgeous car in Blue over Beige. Recently restored to concours condition. Market priced.
- 1955 Swallow Doretti – Est. $125 – 175k. The last example built. Stored for 5 decades. Restored from 2010. Gorgeous. Excellent concours car. Very rare in this condition but likely market correct for the condition.
- 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce – Est. $140 – 180k. $160k restoration to concours standard. 1400cc engine and 5 speed manual. OTT car offered at less than the cost to build. If you like the type, this is the one to have. Market correct price.
- 1970 Plymouth Superbird – Est. $150 – 200k. Looks great in Red over Black. 375hp 440 cui V8, heavy duty trans etc. Lots of fun and recently freshened. A cool muscle car. Market priced at the low estimate.
- 1915 Crane-Simplex Model 5 Tourer – Est. $175 – 225k. A cool old vintage car. Little history given, coachwork non original but likely fitted long ago. Spectacular presentation. 110hp from its 564 cui engine so plenty of grunt, for the time. Market priced.
- 1958 Facel Vega Typhoon – Est. $175 – 250k. White over Burgundy is a good look. These cars are very French and very rare although the Chrysler engine ensures they are not too expensive to run. Refurbished to good condition. Value is entirely condition dependent, if good its worth this estimate, if not avoid.
- 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster – Est. $200 – 250k. Gorgeous car in Silver Grey. Restored recently to excellent condition. Market correct.
Bonhams returned to the Quail for 2018 and offered an extremely eclectic selection of 135 classics headed by a concours winning 1961 Ferrari 250 Short Wheelbase. Whereas 2017 had two marquee lots (worth $5 – 15 million), 2017s success relied on the Ferrari exclusively and that was always a risky proposition. While the 2017 sale offered 109 cars, 2018s offered 135 and even managed a higher sellthrough rate of 81% (compared to 69% in 2017) although this couldn’t prevent a drop in revenue to $37.6 mil. When the great Ferrari failed at $8.7 mil. (which must be near market priced in the current market), the sale was always going to be a bit of a downer although Bonhams did manage to sell the 1948 Alfa Romeo 6C2500 Competizione for a fantastic $3.525 mil., which considering it had kicked around various dealers for several years must have been a relatively good price. Other cars that sold well were the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing at $1.875 mil., the 1960 Ferrari 250GT Cabriolet Series II at $1.682 mil., 1953 Siata 208S Sports Motto Spider at $1.655 mil. and the 1928 Bentley 6.5 Litre Barker Open Sports Tourer.
Very few cars sold very well, among them the 1948 MG TC Midget at $112k (180% above estimate), 1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 at $157k (109%) and 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E at $101k (102%). Two further cars were sold well at mid estimate amounts, the 1956 Fina Sport Convertible at $775k and 1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre at $1.435 mil. The two buys of the sale were the 1936 Mercedes 500K Touring Phaeton at $1.215 mil. (13% under estimate) and 1948 Talbot Lago T26 Record Saoutchik Coupe de Ville at $962k (-20%). Four cars sold well below their low estimates, the 1992 Lancia Delta Integrale at $45k (40% below estimate), 1958 Facel Vega Typhoon at $112k (-36%), 1935 Lincoln Model K Convertible Roadster at $101k (-32%) and 1996 Porsche 911/993 GT2 Club Sport $1.105 mil. (-26%). A few of the great cars failed at some fairly strong bids, like everywhere during the week, notably the 2018 Bugatti Chiron at $3.1 mil., 1931 Bentley 8 Litre Vanden Plas Silent Bloc Saloon at $920k, 91 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 Spider America at $900k and 1913 Mercedes-Benz 28/60HP Fastback at $720k.
Bonhams did well in 2018 but they will still have been miffed with dropping to third in the Monterey pecking order and will be hoping for better in 2019.
Lot # – Year – Make – Model – Chassis/VIN – Low estimate > High estimate (US$) – (EUR) – N/R = No Reserve
1 1966 Ford Mustang GT 289 Hardtop 6F07A139237 $20,000 $25,000 N/R $26,880 €23,117 8% Embergio Metallic over Embergio and Parchment. This beautifully restored Mustang GT stands out both in terms of its excellent condition and desirable factory specification. A close look at the trim tag and chassis number of this striking Mustang Hardtop reveals that the car was completed at the Dearborn, MI-based Ford plant on October 14th, in the first production year for the 1966 Mustang model-year. The car was finished just as it appears today, painted in the era-evoking Emberglo metallic exterior paint, with the interior clothed in Emberglo and Parchment “Luxury” edition trim, including the sporting bucket seats. The 2-Door Hardtop was optioned with the performance oriented 289ci V8 Engine, topped by a 4-barrel carburetor and 4-speed manual transmission. As a GT, the new Mustang received the grill mounted fog lights, GT gas cap, styled steel wheels, twin-tip exhaust system, disc brakes at the front, a wood-rimmed steering wheel and the Rally-Pack gauges adorning the dash area. Today, this sporting Mustang GT retains its desirable factory specification, and displays a wonderful and factory-correct restoration. The car has been judged in AACA competition and must have placed very well there. The engine compartment shows a period-looking Autolite battery, correct tags and decals, and the potent 4-barrel fed, 289ci V8 finished in the correct Ford blue color. Offered here is a stunning example of the classic Pony car.
2 1938c Detroit Deluxe Special Midget N/A $20,000 $30,000 N/R $12,320 €10,595 -38% Red monoposto. One such character in this world was Orville Lane, the owner of Deluxe Motor Service, Detroit. He is understood to have built this car in approximately 1938, using a relatively stock format, with Continental 4 Cylinder power. However, more interestingly, research suggests that as built it was run in four-wheel drive form, which appears to be endorsed by a period photo of the car as illustrated here. Lane is believed to have campaigned the car right through the war years and up to 1952, when it was retired. In the early 2000s it resurfaced when it was acquired by British Ford Model T experts the Tuckett Brothers as part of a group of cars bought from the U.S. It passed through a series of owners in the U.K., its current custodian electing to return it to its homeland where it rightfully belongs. Viewed today, the machine has a consistent and very appealing patina, suggesting that it hasn’t been active for some considerable time, yet it was looked after and perhaps didn’t endure the ravages of later day modification to stay on the grids. Accompanying the racer are numerous spares, including gears, spare wheels, engine components, wooden carrying boxes of spark plugs, new pistons and various other mechanical pieces, including we believe the front-end drive mechanics, all of which may help to return the car to use.
3 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL WDBBA48D8KA102744 $45,000 $65,000 N/R $44,800 €38,528 -1% Smoke Silver Metallic over a Crème Beige interior. Generously optioned with soft and hardtop. The new Mercedes-Benz was sold new by Ray Catena Motor Car Corp. to the first owner in July of 1989. According to the CARFAX report, the 560SL remained in the Northeast until 2010, at which point the car is recorded to have had just over 26,800 miles. Today, this fine Mercedes-Benz presents in extraordinary condition with quality finishes throughout, and less 28,000 miles on the odometer. The exterior has been professionally re-finished in the elegant Smoke Silver Metallic, a color suitable for the luxurious Mercedes-Benz. Many service records can be found in the cars history file, along with the original window sticker, owner’s manual, service booklet, spare keys. and the tool to remove the factory hard top, also accompany the car.
4 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad Sport Wagon VC56L091264 $55,000 $75,000 N/R $62,720 €53,939 Mid Calypso Cream and Grecian Gold over Yellow and Black. The recipient of many first in class wins at car shows and concours d’elegance events, it was graded 95 points using CCA guidelines. From the incredibly lustrous chrome, to the clean underbody and interior, this Bel Air is one of exceptionally high quality. Moreover, it is handsomely optioned with power steering, push button radio, and a smooth Powerglide transmission. While the early history of this car has retreated to mystery, it previously resided within the John O’Quinn collection in Houston, Texas until 2010 when it was purchased by the current owner. Currently, roughly 52,000 original miles appear on the dash, which would allude to limited use of the course of sixty years. Carrying all the grace, style, and pace that it encompassed when it left the factory in 1956, this practical, yet elegant Nomad, is ready to roll on to its next owner. Truly wonderful condition.
5 1969 Aston Martin DBS Vantage DBS/5362/R $150,000 $200,000 $154,000 €132,440 Mid Light Blue-Grey metallic over Black leather. RHD. 5 speed ZF manual, power steering and a Radiomobile radio. via Plough Motors in Platinum to unnamed, Canada (1), restored to factory correct spec. Matching numbers. Beautiful. Upon close inspection it is immediately evident that this car has been gone through with extreme eye for detail. With its factory-delivered, high performance engine and 5-speed ZF transmission, this fine Aston Martin would be a spectacular car to drive on high speed rallies such as the Copperstate 1000 or to show at discerning Concours d’Elegance events. Documented by its Aston Martin Heritage Trust-issued Vehicle Heritage Certificate, this spectacular DBS is one of very few Vantage specification, 5-speed gearbox Series I cars delivered and is an opportunity not to be missed.
6 1966 Volkswagen Type 2 Samba 21 Window 256015181 $140,000 $180,000 N/R $100,800 €86,688 -28% Turquoise and Pearl White over Phosphor and Como Green. Delivery to Chicago, IL, USA. Later to West Coast, full rotisserie restoration on the vehicle that would begin in 2012 and concluded in the fall of 2017. Nearly all of the components of the car were either refurbished or replaced with factory new parts, including the deluxe Volkswagen clock. Additionally, a single port 1.6-liter crate motor was swapped in to replace the original unit. Adding further credibility to the quality of this restoration, Volkswagen themselves were so impressed with the vehicle that they took the car to display at SEMA and other automotive expos. Fantastic example.
7 1972 Ferrari 246GT 03496 $275,000 $350,000 $373,500 €321,210 7% Blu Scuro Dino over Tobacco and Nero Daytona seats. via Luigi Chinetti in Bianco Polo over Rosso Scuro, generously optioned with power windows, air conditioning, and Cromodora wheels to Mr. H. Olson, USA (1), unknown, Mr. Rayburn B. Dobson, CT ’70s, Mr. Ari Embiricos, NY ’80s, unknown, unnamed, CT ’05. Exceptional, comprehensive, careful, and factory-correct restoration by renowned marque specialists, refinished by the late Wayne Obry’s Motion Products, ENI Motorsports, Coachtrim with the “Daytona style” seats and Wayne Carini’s F40 Motorsports refurbished, and set up the car’s suspension, while replacing any bushings or joints needed, and rebuilding the shock absorbers. Lastly, the Dino received the proper post-restoration sorting and tuning, to ensure all systems would function as they should, and that the Dino would perform and handle as well as these spectacular cars do when set up right. Since 2012, Dino 03496 has resided in a prominent Texas-based collection of sportscars of impeccable quality. The car remains in beautiful condition and is accompanied by Marcel Massini’s history report and restoration records. With its elegant color combination and impeccably well-restored condition, this Dino, from the final and fully evolved E-series production, can be enjoyed on the open road, and shown with pride.
8 1983 Porsche 911SC 3.0 Cabriolet WPOZZZ91ZDS151721 $60,000 $80,000 N/R $53,200 €45,752 -11% Grand Prix White and Black over Black. Euro spec, MD, USA delivery ’83, one owner for 33 years, owner #2 in 2016, 2 owners and 24,400 miles from new. Modestly restored into wonderful condition. Cosmetically, a new top, dash pad, and door inserts were installed, and a fresh coat of paint was applied. Rounding off the package were a set of “must-have” restored Fuchs wheel shod in four corners worth of new tires. Additionally, the engine was cleaned, and the transmission received a new set of gears. Work has been documented through a set of receipts. Today, just over 24,400 miles appear on the dashboard, meaning that, on average, the Cabriolet covered just 700 miles a year. Furthermore, books, tools, and maintenance/restoration receipts are accompanying the car.
9 1965 Sunbeam Tiger 9472772HR0FE $75,000 $85,000 N/R $67,200 €57,792 -10% Red and Black over Black. RHD. Unknown history, modified extensively in 2010 with the goal of preparing the vehicle for long distance rallies. Beginning with the motor, a 289 engine with steel rods, forged pistons, larger valves, and hotter cam ensure that there was more than enough power on tap to keep up with even contemporary sportscars. This powerplant is fed into a rebuilt Tiger 4-speed transmission and axle with a Salisbury 3:54 limited slip differential. Two important issues to keep in mind when covering large swaths of land are the operating temperature and fuel capacity. Both have been addressed thanks to an extra row radiator and Kenlowe fan managing the cooling, while an over 20-gallon fuel tank guarantees limited stopping time. The suspension has also been reworked with stiffer springs and bushings in addition to upgraded roll bars. The remaining modifications are truly extensive, and a full list will be available on site detailing them. Vendor ’11, repainted.
10 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster 881329 $200,000 $250,000 N/R $235,200 €202,272 Mid Opalescent Silver-Grey over Red leather and black top. M. Burke, CA, USA in (1), unknown history, recently restored by Richard Jenkins, David Feguson/ Images Auto Body and others. Some of the finer details of the restoration include a refurbishment of the engine and an overhaul of the transmission with new bearings, seals, and gaskets. The body was brought down to bare metal and received a fresh coat of the original factory color; a color which gleams in the sunlight. Additionally, the chassis was media blasted and the suspension components received equal attention. Far more work was carried out than can be fully detailed within this brief description, but it is reported that the work done to bring this Series 1 into excellent condition was thoroughly comprehensive. Most importantly, the original engine and cylinder head have remained with the car since leaving the factory. The car will be accompanied by its hand book, tool kit, jack, and Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate. Expertly restored E-Types, like the one presented here, are highly sought after by collectors all around the world. With the vehicle on offer being in such fine condition.
11 2008 Ferrari F430 Scuderia 162090 $200,000 $250,000 N/R $190,400 €163,744 -5% Rosso Scuderia and Stripe over Nero leather. via Foreign Cars Italia, optioned with a trolley, soft bag, suitcase, door sills in carbon fiber, red brake calipers, a fire extinguisher, Alcantara upholstery, a Ferrari iPod, and special stitching to unnamed, NC, USA (1), unnamed, TN ’09 (2), vendor (3). 3 owners and 3,000 miles from new. Wonderful condition. 1 of 92 sold in the US. Accompanied by original window sticker, service records and many factory accessories.
12 1915 Crane-Simplex Model 5 Tourer 2046 $175,000 $225,000 N/R Not sold Not sold N/A Black and Maroon over Maroon leather. Mr. Adler (1), retained for 3 decades, boattail coachwork fitted at some point. The interior is dominated by the fat wood-rimmed steering wheel with nickel spokes and engine controls all presenting in outstanding order, beautifully polished and detailed. The dash features a marvelous array of instruments and switchgear, with the driver getting a Warner Auto Meter speedometer and odometer, along with an ammeter and fuel gauge. With an obvious eye toward touring and rallying, the front passenger faces a Waltham clock and oil pressure gauge, along with controls for fuel pressure, mixture control, and the Bosch ignition system. Few owners. 1 of 500 examples built. Spectacular presentation.
13 1958 Porsche 356A 1600 Super Convertible D 85720 $160,000 $210,000 N/R $196,000 €168,560 Mid Ruby Red (5702) over Light Brown. via Hoffman to unnamed, USA. Delivered with the desirable 1600 Super engine and the compulsory Sealed Beam headlights and US-Specification bumpers for United States importation. At some point during this car’s 60 years, the original type 616/2 1600 Super engine (number 71468) was removed and replaced with a Type 1600 356B engine, though the original block remains with the car and is included in the sale. Today, this rare Porsche Convertible D sports the same color combination as the day it was delivered and is very well restored throughout. The arresting red paintwork invigorates the subtle curves of the open Drauz bodywork and the light brown convertible top and interior compliment the paintwork nicely. Similarly, the minimal brightwork on the car, including the US-Specification bumpers and trim are in good condition. The details on the car draw attention, from the exhausts integrated into the bumpers, mesh-covered headlights, the Drauz coachbuilder’s tag, the golden 1600 Super badging, and of course the white steering wheel and controls throughout the interior- all distinctive features that draw attention and add character to this lithe sports car. Recently, this 356 was serviced by marque specialists and received new tires, a new convertible top, and myriad refinements to bring it to its present state. As mentioned, the original 1600 Super engine block is included in the sale, along with service records and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.
14 1931 Packard Deluxe Eight Convertible Coupe by LeBaron 189776 $300,000 $375,000 $329,500 €283,370 Mid Burnt Orange and Russet Brown leather. 1 of 50 fitted with Le Baron Convertible Coupe coachwork, history from ’40s when used as a tow truck by Walter Paine, CA, Mr. Meyer, refitted with original rear coachwork, given to Robert Meyer, stored from ’75, restored by Hill & Vaughn, operated by Phil Hill and Ken Vaughn. In 1991 it achieved Senior Premier honors from the Classic Car Club of America (badge number 0951SP). The car was displayed at concours d’elegance throughout the West Coast, winning some 20 consecutive awards including many First in Class and Best in Show honors by 1989, as noted in a letter of that year from Hill & Vaughn. In 1991, it was featured in The Classic Car, authored by noted historian Beverly Rae Kimes for the Classic Car Club of America. The car remained in California with the Meyer family for seven decades before being sold into a well-known East Coast collection, where it remained for several years before crossing the block at Hershey, Pennsylvania in 2015. The car has been well-maintained during the tenure of its most recent owners, and its condition remains superlative. Offered once again on the West Coast, this sterling semi-custom Packard represents a rare opportunity to own not just one of the most exclusive Eights of its era but also an exemplary restoration by Hill & Vaughn. Though no longer recent, the restoration has stood the test of time, as has the beauty of the LeBaron coachwork. 1 of 3 to still exist.
15 1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster 671514 $110,000 $140,000 N/R $84,000 €72,240 -24% Delivery in Pastel Blue over Duo Blue leather and Fawn top. via Hoffman to unnamed, USA (1), unknown. Today, this iconic sports car is beautifully presented with period-correct Dove Grey paintwork over a rich red leather interior. Under the bonnet, a correct – although not the original matching-numbers – 3.4-liter XK engine and 4-speed transmission give this XK120 performance on par with its striking looks. The demure grey paintwork suits the sensuous curves of the body nicely and accentuates the complimentary red leather interior. The bodywork, complete with rear wheel spats, appears quite straight with good panel fitment and the paintwork has a lustrous shine. The wheels, painted to match the body and fitted with chrome center caps, add to the streamlined look achieved with the rear wheel spats, and neat era-correct Lucas driving lamps are fitted up front. The minimal brightwork on this XK120 is in very good condition as well, as is the leather interior, which is nicely trimmed and shows minimal signs of wear. This XK120 is well sorted throughout and ready to be enjoyed by its next owner, in spirited open-air drives, touring events, or car shows. Beautifully presented. JDHT certificate.
16 1993 Ferrari 512TR 96404 $175,000 $225,000 N/R $179,200 €154,112 Mid Rosso over Crema. Delivery to FL, USA, later to WA, then West Coast and Midwest. Most recently in 2018, the 512 TR received a full major service, including belts, by a marque specialist. The Ferrari has endured in stock condition, short of a Tubi exhaust that was fitted at some point in the vehicles life. Furthermore, within the last seven months the body had a full, glass out, bare metal repaint in the as-delivery Rossa Corsa color. The vehicle presents in wonderful condition and will be accompanied by its books, tools, and tire inflation kit.
17 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C2500SS Pininfarina Cabriolet 915*749 $450,000 $550,000 $423,000 €363,780 -6% Rosso over Crema. RHD. Soc. An. Italiana Chlorodant (1), unknown, Steve Kramer, NY, USA ’59, unknown, via Daniel Rapley, CT ’00s to unknown, Europe, restored by Tomáš Hrehovčík’s renowned restoration shop Retromotive. Prior to its restoration, photos reveal a largely complete, genuine, and solid car; one perfect for restoration. Current close inspection bears testament to the standards observed during restoration of this rare 6C 2500 Super Sport Cabriolet. Retromotive, the expert classic car restoration studio renowned throughout Europe, disassembled the car and stripped the body back to the bare metal; all other metal parts were sandblasted and zinc-plated. An overhaul of the chassis included new brake lines, shoes and lubrication pipes and bushings. Furthermore, all the wheel bearings were replaced. The engine was refurbished using new pistons and the cooling chambers of the engine block were thoroughly cleaned. The crankshaft and gearbox received new bearings and a new clutch was installed. In addition, the wiring, generator and starter were fully reworked. Chrome trims were aligned before the final paint was applied to ensure the best possible fit. Once finished in appreciate and period correct red paint, the 6C received three layers of lacquer, each independently polished prior to the application of the next coat. The interior is an object d’art, with its cream leather upholstery, superb red dash with dual dial instrument panel, chromed and orange enameled accessories, completed with a coordinating cream steering wheel. Retromotive, driven by the key values of time-honored craftsmanship, is particularly fastidious about preserving the integrity of the classic automobile. Therefore, original connecting material is used wherever possible, and, if necessary, period correct components are sourced for final assembly (e.g. the leather, roof linings, upholstery, seals and weather stripping). Genuine example, exceptional condition.
18 1999 Ferrari F355 Super Serie Fiorano 116531 $125,000 $175,000 N/R $95,200 €81,872 -24% Nero Daytona over Cuoio Naturale interior. FL, USA delivery (1), 3 owners and 13,000 miles from new. In 2018, the engine was subject to a belt service, and many maintenance records can be found in the history file, along with books and tools. A rare example of an increasingly cherished Ferrari, this F355 Serie Fiorano will make a fine addition to any collection.
19 1990 Mercedes-Benz G250D WDB46140117066835 $75,000 $95,000 N/R $81,200 €69,832 Mid Standstorm Yellow over two tone Vegan leather. This awesome off-road dominator has just received a comprehensive, fully-documented, body-off restoration by marque specialists. Every aspect of this truck has been thoroughly inspected and either upgraded or restored. The countless hours of detailed and meticulous craftsmanship seamlessly blend the iconic, vintage design with modern technology, creating a one-of-a-kind vehicle. During the restoration, the body was stripped to bare metal and media blasted prior to painting in Sandstorm Yellow. Inside, the well-bolstered bucket seats and rear benches are covered in exceptional hand crafted, two-tone vegan leather, providing comfortable experience for up to six passengers, who are all protected by the custom-built, extra-strength roll-bar and an optional soft top. Under its beautiful skin lies the fully rebuilt, indestructible 2.5-liter diesel connected to a five-speed manual transmission. Whether cruising on the highway or navigating the roughest of terrain, the raptor suspension components, steel wheels, and new Cooper Discoverer SST Pro tires ensure that this 4×4 is prepared for anything that you throw at it. The overarching theme of the build was to keep true to the look and feel of the original icon. That being said, sprinkled throughout are high-end improvements for a more enjoyable experience (e.g. LED lighting and a Bluetooth-enabled Pioneer sound system). Accompanying the vehicle is extensive photo documentation of the world-class restoration.
20 1928 Bentley 6.5 Litre Barker Open Sports Tourer BR2354 $2,000,000 $3,000,000 $1,655,000 €1,423,300 -17% Light Blue and Black over Royal Blue leather. RHD. HM Bentley & Partners (1), used as a Demonstrator, Major J.T. North ’29 (2), two further owners, unnamed, South Africa ’37 (5), converted to run on wood during WW2, various, Alva Wilkins ’64, unnamed ’80s, exported ’10s for UK vendor. On arrival in the UK, the owner elected to commission a rebuild worthy of this stature of car. An exhaustive and fully-documented process, the car was rebuilt from the ground upwards, including total refurbishment of its Barker bodywork, removing and restoring the original aluminum skin from its original frame, carefully repairing it where necessary. Its original paintwork scheme became apparent, as light blue, with black fenders, in line with the period photo of the car, and this has been replicated. The interior has been matched in rich royal blue Connolly surface-dyed hides and the brightwork throughout correctly re-nickeled. But this was not just about the aesthetics; the car received a comprehensive mechanical refurbishment with all mechanical items rebuilt to concours standards (e.g. the engine, gearbox, ignition system, brakes and suspension). Furthermore, the complex exhaust system was rebuilt correctly to the original WO Bentley blueprints, and the car comes with the incredibly rare tool kit housed correctly in the running boards, and an equally rare Handbook. The stunning history file comprises three leather-bound volumes of period photos, articles, rally plates, and a completion photographic description of the restoration. Throughout its life it has retained its fully-matching numbers drivetrain, which is endorsed by copies of the factory build sheet on file, as well as a new report by the acknowledged expert for these cars, Dr. Clare Hay. Its survival as such an original car may generally be attributed to its long period away from the easy availability of replacement components in the Northern Hemisphere. The reality of its rarity can quickly be assessed by the fact that of only 28 bodies Barker provided for WO Bentleys, nineteen were fitted to 6½-liter cars, only two of which were 4-seat open tourers, and of that “brace,” this is the only survivor. So, there you have it, a unique survivor, which 90 years after it was delivered is once again in “as new,” or rather “better than new” order. A debut in the UK was made at the Bentley Drivers Concours at Stonor Park in June, and in the lead up to the sale the car will be previewed at the Annual Rolls-Royce Owners Gathering in Squaw Creek. Stunning condition.
21 1992 Lancia Delta Integrale ZLA831AB000581267 $75,000 $95,000 N/R $44,800 €38,528 -40% White over Black. Benefitting from all the Evo package interior and performance upgrades, the car has retained its original driveline and interior. Furthermore, the 57,570 kms recorded on the odometer at the time of cataloging is believed to be the genuine figure. A recent engine refurbishment has been performed with OEM parts, by a marque specialist, costing over $27,000. A true driver’s machine, this iconic “Hot Hatch” has been “stickered up” in the appropriate Martini livery and is surely one of the best kept examples available. Stunning example.
22 1973 Triumph GT6 KF/21069-UK $30,000 $40,000 N/R $25,200 €21,672 -16% Valencia Blue (#66) over Black. Delivery in Pimento Red over Black to MD, USA, later discovered in MI, complete and original, restored by Surrey Motorsports. All systems (e.g. engine, transmission, brakes and suspension) received a complete overhaul and rebuild, using NOS factory parts where possible. Re-robed in regal Valencia Blue (BL paint #66) over black, the car returned to its owner in April 2002. From here it went on to win several accolades, including Vintage Triumph Registry’s Best of Show and Preservation awards. This superb GT6 has since been driven sparingly, garaged in the winter in a climate-controlled facility, and maintained meticulously. It is reluctantly offered today by a prominent Chicago-based collector, with a treasure trove of original parts, period correct brochures, and a BMIHT certificate.
23 2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica 142019 $350,000 $450,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Blu Mirabeau over Crema and Blu leather. 1 of 559 examples. A number of desirable options were included upon purchase of the Gran Tourer: the carbon interior package with racing seats, special leather features and stitching, a HiFi stereo with CD changer, and the GTC package. This includes modular rims, ceramic brakes, Tubi Exhaust, and a further performance tuned suspension. California, USA delivery. 2 owners and 13,000 miles from new. Last timing belt service in October 2014 at 11,324 miles, last annual service in March 2016 at 11,931 miles, and its most recent oil change a few months ago at 12,715 miles. Most importantly, this Ferrari has been Classiche approved and its red book is anticipated to arrive. Many of the peripherals will accompany the car upon purchase (e.g. the service and warranty records, books, tools, and window sticker).
24 1936 Lagonda LG45 Tourer 12043 $350,000 $450,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Rich Red over Red leather. RHD. 1 of 25 Tourers. via Burton and Tweedy in Dark Grey over Mulberry leather to Donald Ogilvy (1), taken to USA, unknown, The current owner is a strong aficionado for the best of British motorcars and has always a particular love for this particular style of Lagonda. Over the course of more than five decades of collecting, he has owned no fewer than three of this type, and this car arrived in his stable roughly 20 years ago, being acquired from William Rudkin of Pepperidge Farm fame. By that time, the car had been re-liveried in the rich red scheme we see today, with matched leather upholstery. Its restoration shows a little age, but the car remains very presentable and has won prizes at several Concours over the years (those trophies accompany the sale). The car has also recently benefitted from refurbishment of its gearbox. Of interest also is its factory correct onboard jacking system which Lagonda ingeniously stowed in the left-hand side spare wheel cover.
25 1958 Porsche 356A T2 Speedster 84389 $500,000 $600,000 $516,500 €444,190 Mid Silver Metallic over Dark Red leatherette. Unknown delivery, USA from at least ’68, history from then known, one oowner from ’74 to ’14. Prepared for restoration ’72 and stored for decades. Over the course of 40 months, and hundreds of thousands of dollars spent, no stone was left unturned and no detail ignored in an effort to bring this Porsche into a state of excellence. A great deal of the 100-point restoration was carried out by 356-expert Roy Smalley of Eurowerks in Campbell Texas, while a handful of other shops conducted supplemental work. The matching numbers transaxle and engine were both rebuilt with the former receiving attention from 356 Enterprises in North Branch Michigan, while the latter was sent to Competition Engineering of Lake Isabella California. The finer elements such as the brightwork and original instruments were also handled by specialists in the great state of California. Finished in the color combination it left the factory in nearly 60 years ago, this restoration was completed during the final months of 2017. As mentioned previously, the original gearbox and engine have remained with the vehicle for its entire life. In addition, stampings on the front hood, engine lid, and both doors confirm that the body panels are original to the vehicle. A set of five period correct and date coded Rudge wheels and hubs was sourced and fitted, giving this Speedster an even more racy look as when fitted with the stock hubcaps. Accompanying this spectacular Speedster is the Porsche-issued Certificate of Authenticity, jack, owner’s manual, and restored tool kit. Serving as evidence to the quality of this Speedster are numerous impressive awards from Concours events across the country, including winning the Best Porsche Award at the 2017 Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance, Best in Class at the 2018 Concours d’Elegance of Texas and several awards at the PCA Maverick Region Spring 2018 event. This spectacular Speedster would be a superb participant in any number of significant rally events, such as the Copperstate 1000 Road Rally, and would surely offer the driver and passenger a thrilling drive. With its original matching-numbers driveline and body panels still intact, this Speedster checks all the boxes.
26 1967 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster 1E15362 $175,000 $225,000 N/R $159,600 €137,256 -9% Maroon over Black leather and top. Everett Kendrick, MI, USA (1), This sporting E-Type Roadster is believed to have been relocated to the Carolinas shortly thereafter. It would remain in singular ownership for decades, prior to being stored away. The odometer reading of less that 39,000 miles is in fact believed to be the Jaguar’s original mileage. In 2016, this fine E-Type was restored by Charleston, South Carolina-based restorers, Amazing Grace Classic Cars. The comprehensive restoration included repainting the Jaguar to its factory-correct Opalescent Maroon paint and thoroughly sorting the mechanical systems, including a rebuild of the original engine, transmission, suspension and braking systems, and the installment of a new wiring harness. The interior was reupholstered in as-delivered black leather, and a new black soft top was fitted. After its extensive restoration, this E-Type Roadster made its debut at the exclusive 2016 Santa Fe Concorso, where it received a Directors Award before completing the 750-mile Santa Fe 500 Road Tour. With the undeniable good looks of the legendary Series I E-Type compounded by the restored condition and striking color, this particular E-Type is really a lovely example of the iconic sports car. The car retains its original, matching numbers engine block and cylinder head, and is neatly equipped with a period radio. Ready for further concours outings or high-speed rallies such as the Copperstate 1000, this beautifully restored E-Type is offered with a Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate.
27 1939 BMW 328 Roadster 85446 $650,000 $850,000 $621,000 €534,060 -4% White over Beige leather. Unknown early history, US from ’40s or ’50s, California owners, Gary Engel ’80s, vendor ’88, Today, fresh out of three decades in the current ownership, BMW 328 Roadster chassis number 85446 is bound to impress and start conversations wherever it goes, as it has been kept under the radar for many years. A close look reveals an older and aged restoration, offering the perfect basis to refresh the car cosmetically and mechanically, and then enter into new events. Both the chassis and engine are stamped 85446, which would indicate that they are indeed the matching units, although the stamping on the engine block looks as it could have been altered. The car has seen little use in the past three decades, and a mechanical service and sorting is recommended, ensuring proper performance and safety for the next owner. Offered with the rare BMW are many spare parts, including a cylinder head, carburetors and gasket sets. A sporty and thrilling car to drive, these desirable Roadsters are eligible for the finest Concours d’Elegance and classic car tours and rallies around the world. 1 of 464 examples produced.
28 1970 Porsche 911E 2.2 Coupe 9110220628 $125,000 $150,000 N/R $114,800 €98,728 -8% Albert Blue over Beige leather. This incredible, numbers matching 1970 Porsche 911E Karmann Coupe is the recent recipient of a total nut-and-bolt restoration which has left the car in concours condition. During the restoration, the iconic body was media blasted and brought to a bare metal shell before being finished in its original color of Albert Blue. While the car was fully disassembled, every nut and bolt was restored or polished to its original factory finish. The interior was completely refinished with new leather seats, headliner, carpets, authentic-style matching Coco mats, and original factory door pockets. The original, matching numbers engine and transmission have been fully rebuilt by a well-known marque specialist. Every shock, spring, and bushing has been replaced with the correct items. All five “deep 6″ date stamped original Fuchs were refinished and anodized by Al Reed to as new condition. The restoration process has been extensively documented in the cars well-organized history file, which also includes a copy of the Porsche supplied Certificate of Authenticity. An upgrade to leather and a stainless steel exhaust system appear to be the sole variations between the cars current and as delivered state. Superb.
29 1955 Porsche 356 Pre A 1500 Continental Cabriolet 60771 $300,000 $375,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Black over Green leather. via Max Hoffman and Porsche WA to unnamed, WA (1), unknown, Todd Curtis ’86, Scott Johnston, OR ’92, Nicola Montevecchi, Italy ’93. An Italian motoring enthusiast, Montevecchi quickly began a decade long restoration as soon as the car arrived in Italy. After an involved and thorough refurbishment, the car was issued, in 2005, a Classic Vehicle certificate by Automotoclub Storico Italy. The 356 remained in Italy for the next four years, before returning to the United States in the summer of 2009. Upon its return, it was purchased by the previous owner. Immediately following his acquisition of this Continental, nearly $20,000 was spent topping and tailing the car (e.g. extensive detailing, paintwork, mechanical servicing and tuning). Originally finished in silver metallic over green leather, the interior color has been retained, while the exterior is now painted a rich, elegant black. At some point, the car lost its original engine, but is presently fitted with a correct-type, 1,500cc Porsche engine. While in the care of the consignor – a prominent Southwestern based collector – the Continental Cabriolet has been fastidiously maintained and was exercised on the 2016 running of the California Mille rally. Exquisite. Porsche COA.
30 1969 Shelby GT500 Convertible 9F03R481878 $125,000 $150,000 N/R $128,800 €110,768 Mid Candyapple Red ver White vinyl. This king of the Mustangs was built at the Dearborn plant on April 14, 1969. The car was ordered new as a Shelby GT500 Convertible with the mighty 428 Cobra Jet and a C-6 Automatic transmission. The car was specified with Candyapple Red paint and white knit vinyl hi-back bucket seats. Some of the more notable options included a traction-lok differential, air conditioning, competition suspension, and a tachometer with trip odometer. According to the Shelby Registry, the cars MSRP was $5,597.70. The car would spend its early days on the East Coast before making its way to California where it was acquired by Carroll Shelby. Some years ago, the Shelby is reported to have been fully restored by Barry Smiths Legendary G.T. Continuation Cars, Inc., a licensed Shelby partner. Accompanying the sale of the car is a Shelby vehicle authenticity certificate, certifying that the car has been owned by the legend himself, Carroll Shelby. This is an incredible opportunity for an astute collector to acquire a particularly significant Shelby Mustang from the last, and most highly developed series with the ultimate provenance.
31 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 CSX2328 $1,100,000 $1,300,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Red over Black. 306BHP 289cui V8. 4 speed manual. via Cherner Motor Company to Dodge Olmstead, USA (1), via Archway Motors to Robert Whittacker, repainted metallic green, Mr. Ray Angus (2?), repainted silver, Mr. Bill Kemper ’74 (3), repainted red, various, Seymour Levin ’86, refreshed ’10, vendor ’10, restored to original specs. Beautiful throughout. Docs. via Bonhams ’17 $1.089 mil. Recently serviced and detailed.
32 1950 Hudson Custom Commodore Six Convertible 50278280 $60,000 $80,000 N/R $98,000 €84,280 23% Gold and Brown over Beige leather and top. 1 of 700 examples. Hudson’s were a favorite of McQueen; he actually had four of them over the years, and is believed to have enjoyed this example as his daily driver from time to time. Available as four-door Sedan, two-door Coupe and two-door Convertible configurations, McQueen’s example offered here is of the latter, top of the line open-top variant. The car retains a photocopy of the DMV registration document in McQueen’s name, and has been kept largely original since his ownership. Originally fitted with a 262ci single-carbureted six, the McQueen Hudson offered here was upgraded, presumably while in McQueen’s ownership, with the larger, 308ci high-compression six, and equipped with the desirable Twin H-Power dual carburation system. The Hudson remained in Mr. McQueen’s ownership until he passed away in 1980, and was then sold to a friend of the legendary Hollywood figure. The Hudson was then placed in dry, long-term storage in a San Bernardino, California warehouse. The current owner acquired the car in 2015 and has kept it carefully stored with minimal usage since. Today this cool Hudson Custom Commodore Convertible remains in largely original condition, and displays a wonderful patina throughout. A repaint was performed sometime back, where the cars lower body section was finished in a dark shade of Gold/Brown. Offered from a well-known, passionate collector of exceptional automobiles, this historic Hudson would be a great car for driving events, cruise nights or local concours. Having been owned for decades by Steve McQueen, the King of Cool himself, this Hudson is great, usable Americana.
33 1958 Lancia Aurelia B20GT 6th Series B20S 1791 $150,000 $200,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Dark Blue over Blu and Crema. 1 of 425 examples. Although the Lancia’s early history remains unknown, the car is known to have been owned by California-based collectors in the 1970s. By the 1980s, B20S 1791 was in the hands of Portola Valley, California resident Mr. Steve Stern, and was here purchased by the consignor in 1984. The Lancia had recently received a comprehensive restoration during this period. The purchase was arranged through Bruce Trenery’s Emeryville, California-based classic car dealership, Fantasy Junction. The desirable Lancia Aurelia has since formed part of the consignor’s exceptional collection of some the most desirable sportscars, from both the pre- and post-war era, made by some of the most exclusive manufacturers. B20S 1791 appears to have led a sheltered life since it left the Lancia Works in 1958. Close inspection shows a beautiful interior, and details appear correct for the car’s original specification. Chrome and brightwork, as well as lights and lenses, are appear original and preserved, showing only very light aging. The factory chassis and body tags are all original and unaltered as well. Offered with the rare Lancia are many spare parts, including cylinder heads and gasket sets. This fine Aurelia B20 GT Coupe is ripe for a light recommissioning and should then be ready for vintage rallies or tours. Featuring factory left hand drive steering, the larger 2.5-liter engine and floor-mounted gear shift, it is among the most desirably specified examples of the legendary model.
34 2009 Ferrari F430M Scuderia 16M 166787 $300,000 $400,000 N/R $268,800 €231,168 -10% Nero over Nero leather. The Scuderia Spider 16M presented here left the Maranello production line finished in a menacing Nero over Nero scheme with a metallic grey racing stripe befitting of a car with track use in mind. This U.S. specification car was originally delivered new to Dublin, Ohio. The vehicle was optioned with Bluetooth phone connectivity, a carbon exterior package, red tachometer, carbon racing seats, and contrast Grigio Scuro stitching. This Ferrari has had just one owner from new and spent a large portion of its life in Ohio, where the sole proprietor of the vehicle was based. As shown in the Carfax report, the car was routinely maintained and covered roughly 1,500 miles per year over the full term of ownership. Now with just around 10,000 miles on the odometer, the car presents in very good condition, as one would expect. 1 of 499 examples.
35 2015 Porsche 918 Wessaich Spider WP0CA2A18FS800586 $1,350,000 $1,750,000 $1,407,500 €1,210,450 Mid Deep Black over Cognac leather. 1 of 294 US delivered examples. This particular 918 Spyder is number 586—one of the less than 300 units that were sold to the U.S. market (just under a third of all production). The car is finished in a menacing deep Black with a stunning custom ordered, full leather to sample interior in Cognac, highlighted with black piping. The combination is truly gorgeous. In addition to the special wishes custom interior, the car is highly optioned with the most notable additions being the ultra-desirable Weissach package (an $84,000 option), and the front-end-saving electro-pneumatic front-end lift system. The owner wisely chose to add back some key options that were deleted by the Weissach package, some of which include the air conditioning, stereo, and full door panels. The purchaser of Porsche’s first hypercar was a supercar enthusiast who went above and beyond to ensure that the car remained in as-new condition. Upon taking delivery, the majority of the car was wrapped in a clear protective film, guaranteeing that the Black paint and original windshield remains flawless. At the time of cataloging, the car had only covered 7,988 miles. All recommended services have been performed on time at the selling Porsche dealer, Stevinson Imports of Littleton, Colorado. Number 586 is supplied with its original tools, accessories, and documentation.
36 1985 Lancia Delta S4 ZLA038AR000000033 $450,000 $550,000 $423,000 €363,780 -6% Rosso over Crema Alcantara. This Lancia Delta S4 is being sold with less than 14,000 miles from new and has more recently benefited from a thorough restoration by famed Turinese Abarth and Lancia restoration company, the Baldi Brothers. In their care, the body, which was previously painted Verde York, was returned to its factory metallic red finish while the chassis and mechanical components were restored to like-new condition. Although the S4 Stradale was delivered as a detuned example of the Group B racing car, chassis 033 has been given a performance upgrade to Potenziato specification which includes an upgraded clutch, exhaust system, a wider rear wheel and tire combination, and an engine software update increasing power output to 300 bhp. The car is complete with tools, jack, owner’s manual, press brochures, and photographic documentation of the restoration. With very few of the original 200 cars built still on the road, this immaculate, low mileage, matching numbers Lancia Delta S4 Stradale offers an incredible opportunity to own a significant piece of Lancia and World Rally history. via Artcurial ’13 $236k and Gooding ’16 $440k.
37 1957 Ford Custom 300 Series Ranchero C7KF174433 $55,000 $75,000 N/R $70,000 €60,200 Mid Flame Red and Colonial White over Red and White. Finished in a two-tone Flame Red over Colonial White paint scheme with optional ‘hockey stick’ side trim, this heavily optioned Ranchero left Ford’s Kansas City, Missouri factory on October 5, 1957. A top of the line Custom series example, the car was ordered with a full complement of luxury features, including power steering, brakes, windows, fender-mounted side mirrors, Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels, chromed exhaust tips, padded dash, and SelectAire air conditioning—an option that, at $377, cost $37 more than the F-Code Supercharged V8. Power comes from its correct C-code 292ci V8 mated to an optional Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission. Power is transmitted through a 3.56:1 rear axle. Restored to a high standard, this Ranchero shows exquisitely well. Popping the hood reveals an attention to detail not often seen on a truck, with correct parts and proper presentation throughout. Formerly part of the renowned collection of Mr. Chuck Spielman of San Diego, California, the Ranchero has resided in another world-class collection for the past four years. This superb Ranchero is one of the best-restored examples extant and unquestionably the most stylish way to collect supplies from the local hardware store or plant nursery.
38 1996 Ferrari F355 Spider 104873 $100,000 $125,000 N/R $78,400 €67,424 -22% Rosso Monza over Black leather. This stunning 355 was purchased new in Beverly Hills on May 20th, 1996 by the famed comedian, Martin Lawrence. Mr. Lawrence wonderfully spec’d the spider in Rosso Monza over a full black leather interior with the all mighty 6-speed manual shift transmission. Mr. Lawrence would enjoy his drop top Ferrari in southern California for the next 20 years before finally parting ways with the Italian beauty. Over his 20 years of stewardship, Mr. Lawrence religiously carried out services at the selling dealer, Ferrari Maserati of Beverly Hills. Every service receipt is extensively documented in the cars impressive maintenance log. Also accompanying the car are its original books, tools, tire inflation kit, interior covers, and Mr. Lawrence’s motor vehicle purchase contract from May 20th, 1996. The combination of only covering 8,700 miles from new, being maintained by the Ferrari with an open check book, and spending its life in Southern California, has left the car in fantastic condition.
39 1956 Fina Sport Convertible by Vignale 7543 $750,000 $950,000 $775,000 €666,500 Mid Rosso Marrone over Marrone leather and Nero top. 1 of 3 produced, only survivor. Restored over 2 years, and 1,000s of man hours. From stem to stern, this is a striking a fascinating automobile, rewarding in its every detail. At the nose, above its complicated chrome nose piece is an exquisite Fina Sport badge, highlighted with enamel; the hood is engineered so that the chrome spears either side of this are not compromised when it is raised, yet the lines continue when lowered; to the side of the body are further spears predating those on another Italian car, the 1980s Testarossa; throughout the design is the Fina’s chosen elongated ‘V’ logo, which is dual purpose as it echoes the Cadillac 1950s V of its powerplant. Intriguingly, a full convertible top is present, which when raised gives much the illusion of the car being a two-seater rather than the more commodious cabin it has. At the car’s rear, the Continental tire set up folds down entirely to reveal a large trunk, again with carefully engineered fender that aligns when stowed. The interior is beautifully rendered, with sumptuous leather seating for four. The dash is the pinnacle of simplicity, being painted finish and with Italian instrumentation, perhaps one of its more interesting details is a central tube hole, which has alluded countless experts as to its specific purpose, the owner settling for the possibility that it might have been used to stow a bottle of wine – in the more accepting style of the period! Restoration of the Fina Sport was completed in 2018, just in time for the annual Elegance at Hershey Concours d’Elegance. In the lead up to its debut, further research with the aid of noted car aficionado and Concours judge Paul Sable enabled the owner and members of the Fina family to be reunited with the car, a memorable occasion for all concerned. Not shown elsewhere.
40 1948 Talbot Lago T26 Record Saoutchik Coupe de Ville 100238 $1,200,000 $1,600,000 $962,000 €827,320 -20% White and Blue over Blue leather. RHD. Displayed at the Paris Salon ’50, shown at the Concours at the Grande Cascade in the Bois de Boulogne ’51, Madame Yvonne Bozdogan-Brawand, Switzerland (1), unknown, James Karupka, MD, USA, Stephen Cortinovis ’89, Richard Straman, CA ’89, unnamed ’90s, via Toby Ross to vendor ’13. In 2014, a comprehensive concours-level restoration was commissioned with focus on originality and authenticity. This involved the disassembly of all mechanical components. The engine and gearbox were rebuilt, and parts were remade to exacting standards when necessary. The body was stripped, some structural wood remade, while great care was taken to retain as much of the original wood and metal as possible. The upholstery was replaced to a high standard using period correct color and materials. A new wiring harness was made by hand, and various rubbers were specially recreated. Over-restoration and over-chroming was resisted. Thousands of hours have been spent to bring this handsome and rare motorcar back to its former glory, and the restoration now presents in concours quality. Any Talbot-Lago is a driver’s car and a captivating, sporty experience behind the wheel. The proportions of the striking Saoutchik body are lovely from any angle and capture a level of classic refinement seldom found in a postwar car. 100238 truly is a genuine French grand routiére, and as such, has superb presence on the open road as well as on the concours field. Any T26 is a good deal faster than most people think, and its deep engine note and smooth delivery appeal directly to the sporting driver. The very rare T26 Record Sport packs even more power than the standard model. 100238 is eligible for most great touring events as well as the most important concours in the world.
41 1962 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark I BT7 HBT7L14444 $75,000 $85,000 N/R $61,600 €52,976 -18% Red over Black. RHD. The Healey presented was the subject to a full rotisserie restoration prior to 1989 by Paul Tsikuris of Tsikuris Classics in Lakeland, Florida. With the intention to increase every performance metric of this roadster, no stone was left unturned when it came to accomplishing this goal. The engine was put into stage 2 tune with forged pistons, reshaped works spec combustion chambers, stainless steel inlet manifold and headers, and competition valve springs. This uprated motor is fed into a straight cut gear transmission and through to a MkIII rear axle and a limited slip differential with 4.10 gears. The suspension was fitted with stiffer bushings, competition damper valves with a 1″ sway bar up front and a 5/8” bar in the rear. In addition, the body of the vehicle has been formed entirely out of aluminum. The front brakes were sourced from a MkIII, while the rears were borrowed from a XJ-6. The Healey contains many further modifications than what can be listed in detail within this brief description, but a list will accompany the vehicle on site. The history file accounts the ownership chain of the vehicle and a feature article on the vehicle from BRITISH CAR magazine. Additionally, the consigner reports that he is the second owner of the vehicle since the restoration, and after purchasing the car through Wire Wheels Classics in Vero Beach Florida, has used the vehicle sparingly. Also included with the Healey are its owner’s manual, workshop manual, and rally roof vents.
42 1962 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible 626L07471 $55,000 $75,000 N/R $35,840 €30,822 -35% Garnet Misty over Silver and Charcoal. This impressive and striking Starfire Convertible is finished in a bold Garnet Misty poly paint with a Silver and Charcoal interior—the same color combination it left the factory in nearly 60 years ago. The Convertible is believed to have remained within the borders of the Arizona for its an entire life, which would help explain the remarkably well-preserved condition it appears in today. According the consigner, the original owners held onto the car for nearly thirty-seven years before handing it off to the next owner. After ten years, the third and current owners took over possession of the fine automobile. Maintenance and service work has been carried out on the vehicle to bring it to a high standard of presentation (e.g. an engine refurbishment, repaint, and a restoration of the chrome and stainless steel). Thanks to its splendid condition, the Oldsmobile has performed well at car shows, winning several local best of class and show awards. The Starfire offered does not suffer in style of performance thanks to its large, 394ci-345bhp V8 and bold design details. A perfect car for summer night boulevard cruising, this is surely not one to pass up.
43 1973 Porsche 911T 2.4 Coupe 9113102463 $80,000 $120,000 N/R $58,800 €50,568 -26% Gold Metallic over Black leatherette. The smart 1973 911T 2.4 offered here was produced near the end of the 1973 model-year run, and therefore received the upgraded CIS fuel injection system, and would be referred to a 1973.5 911T. The Porsche was completed at the Zuffenhausen-based works looking much as it does today, finished in a sparkling Gold Metallic color over a black leatherette interior and charcoal carpets. Equipped for the Canadian market, the 2.4 CIS T was heavily optioned with a long list of factory optional extras, including electric sun roof, power windows, the “Cookie-cutter” light metal wheels shod on Dunlop tires, chrome fender treatment, Blaupunkt Lubeck cassette radio, comfort equipment and tinted glass all around. Today, this classic 1973 911T 2.4 CIS Coupe presents beautifully throughout. The car retains its original, matching numbers engine, and the original chassis tags are still present. The headliner and much of the bright work remain original and untouched and speak for the mild California climate this Porsche has resided in for some time. This Gold Metallic long-hood 911 Coupe has some exciting features and is ready for its next enthusiastic owner. It is offered with its Porsche-issued Certificate of Authenticity and would be a spectacular car to take on rallies and tours, such as the Copperstate 1000.
44 1953 Siata 208S Sport Motto Spider BS518 $1,500,000 $1,800,000 $1,655,000 €1,423,300 Mid “Bianco Crema over Marrone leather. via Bill Doheny and Ernie McAfee (engine #BS103) to unnamed (1), Chevrolet V8 fitted immediately, unknown, unknown ’60s (2?), Rick McBride ’79, restored by Tony Krivanek’s Vintage Racing Services and others, Barry Silverman’s Otto Vu restorations for completion by a marque expert, while an original Fiat 8V engine was sourced, Paul Forbes ’93, 8V engine removed, Reed Wood, OK, David di Fancesco ’98, restored with engine BS078, shown at Concorso Italiano ’07, unnamed, Belgian vendor ’12. Restored by Epifani Restorations to factory spec, the sophisticated engine and chassis systems were completely rebuilt, while the original coachwork was treated to a quality refinish in cream white, one of the most popular factory colors seen in period photos (used on Ernie McAfee’s Carrera Panamericana entry, as well as the promotional examples shown at auto shows and photographed with celebrities like Mitzi Gaynor). The interior was expertly re-trimmed in tan leather with complementary cream piping, proper black rubber flooring, and beige square-weave carpets. Completed in late 2015, the fastidious nut-and-bolt restoration was thoroughly documented with invoices and photographs assembled in a binder (included among an extensive file of documentation). The car received a class award at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August 2015. In February 2016, a FIVA card was issued for BS518, and the consignor soon began presenting and using the Spider in niche events. This included the highly discriminating Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza at Lake Como, Italy, in May 2016. With its early build date, this 208S Spider is eligible for most vintage touring events worldwide, including the Mille Miglia Storica, California Mille, and the Colorado Grand. Perhaps more ideal for presentation at premium exhibitions given the recent high-quality restoration, this Siata should find a warm welcome at finer Concours d’Elegance and Italian car gatherings worldwide. Siata 208S Spider BS518 is documented with a wealth of paperwork from the past 40 years, and would make a phenomenal addition to any sporting collection. Furthermore, the Siata 208S Spider BS518 invites the consideration of smitten enthusiasts and dedicated connoisseurs of postwar Italian coach built Spiders alike.
45 1959 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider AR10204*00137 $90,000 $110,000 N/R $95,200 €81,872 Mid Grigio Biacca over Rosso leather and top This fine example was completed at the Alfa Romeo plant on February 11,1959, as a left-hand-drive touring bodied spider. The Alfa Romeo, which carried a high-performance twin-cam engine with dual Solex carburetors, is said to have been delivered to the Hoffman Motor Car Company of New York. In the 1980s, the coachbuilt Alfa was found in solid and original condition, with an odometer reading of less than 70,000 miles. The Spider was enjoyed in its original state for many years before being treated to a comprehensive restoration (began in 2013). The restoration included a full strip and bare metal repaint of the lithe Touring bodywork in the original color of Grigio Biacca. The original bumpers and trim were retained and re-chromed. The interior was fully restored as well, and re-trimmed in red. The engine was fully rebuilt with new bearings, pistons, rings, and all associated parts. Furthermore, the gearbox, brakes, and suspension were all fully rebuilt and restored to as-new condition. Combed from front to back, the restoration took three years to complete and no expense was spared. The car has formed part of the consignor’s Northern California-based collection of classic Italian sports cars, and has covered less than 1000 miles since restoration.
46 1961 Maserati 3500GT Vignale Spider AM101*1039 $650,000 $800,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Rosso Rubino over Nero leather. via Cornacchia in Bianco over Nero leather to Vasco Migliacci (1), unknown, later repainted Rosso Rubino, Pierre Honegger, NJ, USA ’80s, Peter Starr ’97, fitted with another Maserati 3500 GT factory replacement engine at some point. In 2006, Starr commissioned Ayer European Auto Restorations in Gardiner, Maine, to perform a respray, taking the body back to bare metal to ensure a first-class result. At the same time the chrome was sent to D&S Plating Co., the Pebble Beach award winning specialist based in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Following many years careful maintenance and meticulous service, the Maserati was presented at the Amelia Island Concours in 2014 as the only Vignale Spyder at the 100th Anniversary celebration of the marque. After two decades of ownership, Starr sold the car to the current steward, a long-time enthusiast with a large and eclectic collection, including numerous Maseratis. This gorgeous 3500 GT Spyder is believed to be dressed with the original top and interior, and other than a small tear in the top canvas and some insignificant paint flaking on the dash, the overall condition of the car is amazingly well-preserved with a patina of careful wear over its fifty-seven years. It has three Weber carburetors and disc brakes in the front with drum in the rear and a lovely set of Borrani steel wheels, as well as the desirable 5-speed manual transmission.
47 1916 Packard 1-25 Twin Six Runabout 82715 $250,000 $325,000 $390,000 €335,400 20% Royal Blue and Black over Black leather. Unknown, Arthur Velguth, WA ’26, Mary Canovan ’40s, Tom Hanke ’53, vendor ’13. This example, handsomely finished in royal blue and black, is fitted with a spotlamp, a Boyce MotoMeter, and a Waltham eight-day clock. Its instrumentation includes a speedometer, odometer, ammeter, fuel gauge, and oil pressure gauge. The First Series Twin Six is a handsome, capable and rarely seen automobile, a major landmark in Packard’s ascent to the pinnacle of luxury car production. One of the earliest cars considered a Full Classic by the Classic Car Club of America, it will be enthusiastically welcomed on tours and to concours fields. This sale presents an extremely rare opportunity to own a significant piece of Packard history.
48 1957 Chevrolet Corvette FI Roadster E57S103654 $130,000 $160,000 N/R $106,400 €91,504 -18% Onyx Black over Venetian Red. Offered here is a spectacular example of the classic 1957 Corvette, factory-equipped with the desirable Fuel Injection engine, and sports-oriented 4-speed manual engine. By decoding the car’s chassis number, it is revealed that the Corvette was completed in April of 1957 at the St. Louis, MO-based GM plant. The Corvette’s early history remains unknown but accompanying the sale of the car are restoration receipts totaling over $161,000, for a spectacular restoration carried out the by the specialists at from Glenn Vaughn Restorations in Post Falls, Idaho. Here, the car’s exterior was finished in period-correct Onyx Black, with the coves in same solid color, giving the high-performance Corvette Fuelie a very sporting look. The interior was neatly trimmed in appropriate Venetian Red and topped by a classic Wonder Bar radio. In the care of the present owner – a Utah-based collector of exceptional sports cars – the Corvette has been carefully maintained and kept in excellent shape. Between the clean design of the ’57 Corvette, with its elegant lines, classic single headlights, and scalloped front quarters, combined with the power of the most spirited engine available, this Chevrolet Corvette Fuel Injected Roadster ranks near the top of the most collectible Corvettes ever produced.
49 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider AR1495*00647 $110,000 $140,000 $84,000 €72,489 -24% Verde over Cognac leather. This fabulous Giulietta Spider remained with its original owner until 2012—55 years in the care of an Alfa Romeo devotee who tended the car lovingly and celebrated its sporty demeanor. It was then purchased by Custom Classics by Aubry, a respected specialist in Lancaster, California. Custom Classics performed a comprehensive restoration. The body was dressed in Dark Green over a lovely Cognac-colored interior as we see it presented today. Meanwhile, the mechanicals were upgraded for ultimate performance on the rally circuit, with a potent 2-liter engine and a 5-speed manual transmission. Plus, performance shocks and springs with all round disc brakes were fitted by Santo’s Italian Car Services of Northridge, California. The gauges and brightwork were reconditioned and every aspect of the car was inspected and addressed as necessary. The result was a superbly handsome Giulietta with extreme performance built specifically for international touring. The entire process has been faithfully recorded, complete with invoices and worksheets, which accompany the car at sale. The current owner, a world-renowned Southern California based classic car collector and rally participant, purchased the car in 2014 and immediately launched the Giulietta onto the international rally circuit, participating in several 2014 events: the Marrakech Tour, the California Mille Miglia, and the 2015 Holy Land Tour. Each event consisted of approximately 1,000 miles of strenuous driving through various weather conditions and geographical challenges, all completed without issue. The car is accompanied by a tonneau cover, spare wheel, and documentation. Moreover, it has been meticulously serviced and maintained and only driven around 4,000 miles on the new engine and transmission.
50 1931 Bentley 8 Litre Vanden Plas Silent Bloc Saloon YX5113 $1,000,000 $1,600,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Dark Blue over Dark Blue leather. RHD. J.A. Player (1), 1 of 3 fitted with Vanden Plas Saloon coachwork, C.W. Mason, Ireland ’36 (2), H. Dagnall, UK ’36 (3), stored, unknown, Mr. Taeffe ’55, Bruce Fagan, CA, USA ’50s, via The Vintage Car Store to William Ruger Junior, donated to the Larz Anderson Auto Museum Collection ’60s, G. Clayton Greene, MA ’62. Extensive records were made throughout, noting every bit of service and maintenance, while it was cherished and sympathetically refurbished. Its work has been carried out by knowledgeable experts for pre-war cars, specifically Bentleys (e.g. Bob Jefferson and Mr. Greene himself). Aesthetically, the car is a well-proportioned owner driver design, with moldings sweeping down from the windshield and across the scuttle. Its light refurbishment has now aged slightly, as can be seen in the car’s paint. Despite the exterior wear, the interior, in a number of places, appears to still be original and/or closely matched to the original form. The front bucket seats and rear divided bench have likely been re-trimmed, though all the door panels and wood caps appear original. Pulling up what could be original rugs reveals correct original floor boards with proper linoleum-type coverings. The car is mentioned in Brian Smith’s book, Vanden Plas Coachbuilders, and survives as one of very few original short-chassis 8-Liters fitted with its factory coachwork (Smith 119). On close inspection, the mechanicals are highly original and lack noticeable reproduction items. The Electron motor castings clearly show the original scraping marks. All number stampings are crisp and correct for this chassis including the hood sides, steering box, and crank case. The SU carburetors serial numbers are just two digits apart leaving little question about their authenticity. As one would expect from such a well looked after car, it starts instantly and settles into a smooth idle. One is immediately reminded of the power on tap with a light press of the accelerator. The car has been lightly used in the last five years so some routine maintenance is advised before extended touring. Highly original, 1 owner for 55 years.
51 1958 Porsche 356A T2 Speedster 84036 $450,000 $550,000 $577,000 €496,220 4% Meissen Blau (5703) over Oatmeal. At Porsche’s Zuffenhausen-based plant, in October of 1957 (as a 1958 model-year car), Speedster chassis no. 84036 was completed in one of the first months of the upgraded T2 production run—the final and fully evolved 356A model. This sporting and lithe Speedster was finished from new as it appears today, in the beautiful era-evoking Meissen Blau color (5703). Moreover, the Speedster bucket seats are trimmed in black and the carpets laid in the light “oatmeal” color. Speedster 84036 was equipped for the US market; fitted with fog lights and US-type bumpers, undoubtedly a miles-per-hour speedometer, and sealed beam headlights. The car’s first owner was a Californian, who retained the car for roughly two years, before selling it in 1960. Fond of the Meissen Blue Speedster, the second owner—also a California based Porsche collector—preserved the car for over 50 years! A Porsche club article was written about this family’s ownership of this car, and other treasured Porsches in their collection. A concours-quality restoration was performed and finished in 2012. During this time, a bare-metal refinishing of the original Reutter-built body was carried out, resulting in great panel fit and finish. The original matching numbers engine was rebuilt to factory specifications, including new plating and powder coating of shields and shrouds. The undercarriage, suspension, and brake systems were beautifully and accurately finished throughout, including the correct undercoating and fitment of refurbished Koni shock absorbers. The original bumpers and brightwork and interior and engine compartment was restored to the same level of quality as the rest of the car. Speedster 84036 was purchased by the consignor in 2012, settling into his impressive Texas-based collection of rare European Sportscars. This spectacular specimen of the final-year T-2 Speedster is accompanied by the Porsche-issued Certificate of Authenticity, photographic restoration records and owner’s notebook (dating to the 1970s), and an original tool kit—probably the kit the car was delivered with. Retaining its matching number engine, and stunningly finished in its as-delivered factory Meissen Blue exterior color, this long-time California Speedster deserves serious consideration.
52 1952 Packard One-Twenty Hercules Deluxe Station Wagon 1473-2075 $120,000 $150,000 N/R $134,400 €115,584 Mid Barbola Blue and wood over Brown leather. The Deluxe model seen here would have set its original owner back $1,541. Although, the vehicle’s figure was presumably larger than that considering it was under seat optioned with a single side spare, radio, and heater. Furthermore, these vintage Packard wagons are particularly special due to their coachwork being engineered by Hercules of Evansville, Indiana; a firm known for its high-quality builds. While we lack information about this mysterious, affluent first buyer, it is known that the Woodie wagon was subjected to a body off restoration by Bill Halliday, a noted Southern California restorer, in the early 1990s. Reports and restoration photos show that much of the original ash and mahogany wood used to build the body of the vehicle has remained since leaving the factory nearly eighty years ago. Moreover, the wood shows in good condition due to many coats of marine spar varnish. In addition, the Barbola Blue paint dressing the metalwork matches the exact color the vehicle wore as it left the factory. The revitalization of this Packard was well-documented with numerous photos and maintenance records; the most recent service work being carried out by Custom Auto Service in Santa Ana, California. After this work was completed, the vehicle was regularly driven and maintained with great care by its next owner, who kept the car in the Pacific Northwest for twenty years, showing it at the Port Gardner Bay Classic and Kirkland Concours. The most recent owner has furthered the restorative work and continued meticulous servicing and detailing the car for showing at west coast events. These include appearances at the Packards International National Meet Circle of Champions, and the Benedict Castle Concours. Thanks to wonderful caretaking, this Packard presents in wonderful condition from its rich wood to supple saddle colored leather interior. It is always a delight to see a vintage Woodie pass by on the road, and with the 1941 models being particularly rare, keen observers are sure to take notice. Offered from a prominent Southern California based collection of exceptional American Classics, this spectacular Packard One-Twenty Station Wagon will surely make a fine addition to any collection.
53 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Touring Phaeton 113696 $1,400,000 $1,600,000 $1,215,000 €1,044,900 -13% Silver over Red leather and Black top. 1 of 16 with this coachwork. Kommission #203719. Rudolf Schmeer (1), delivered in Blue and Black, unknown, Cecil Lemon, US GI, found and purchased in Austria (2?), Ivan Baxter, WI, USA ’55 (3?), Brooks Stevens ’60 (4?), Mike Uilhein (5?), Bob Adams (6?), repained Burgundy and Black, William ‘Bill’ Lassiter, FL (7?), Imperial Palace Auto Collection ’91 (8?), restored by Mike Fennel in current livery. Following its newer refurbishment, the Mercedes was shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2008 and also at the Amelia Island Concours in 2010.
54 1934 BMW 315/1 Roadster 47706 $125,000 $175,000 $134,400 €115,584 Mid Green and Black over Black. Although the early history of this sporting 315/1 Roadster remains vague, it is known to have made its way to the American continent after WWII. By the 1980s, the 315/1 was in the hands of Burnaby, B.C. Canada-based enthusiast, Mr. Sultan Karim. The car was purchased by the consignor from Mr. Karim in 1987. The desirable BMW 315/1 Roadster has since formed part of the consignor’s exceptional collection of some the most desirable sportscars, from both the pre- and post-war era, made by some of the most exclusive manufacturers. BMW 315/1 Roadster chassis number 47706 is bound to impress and start conversations wherever it goes, as it has been kept under the radar for many years. A close look reveals an older restoration, offering the perfect basis to refresh the car cosmetically and mechanically, and then enter into new events. The car appears to have been fitted with a BMW 319/1 engine, presumably a 2-liter unit similar to a BMW 328 Roadster. The car has seen little use in the past three decades, and a mechanical and cosmetic restoration is recommended, ensuring proper performance and safety for the next owner.
55 1955 Jaguar XK140 MC Roadster S811495DN $90,000 $120,000 N/R $112,000 €96,320 Mid Red over Chestnut leather. This handsome XK140 MC Roadster was completed during the late Summer of 1955. By decoding the Jaguar’s chassis number, it can be determined that the car left the Brown Lane Jaguar works in the same specification as it appears today; a left-hand-drive Roadster (or Open Two Seater/OTS as they are correctly referred to in Jaguar lingo), denoted with the S prefix in the chassis number for the Special Equipment including the C-Type cylinder head (more commonly known as the MC package), and with the DN suffix denoting its fitment with overdrive. The new Jaguar was destined for the booming North American market and is believed to have found its first owner there. The car’s early history remains unclear, but the Jaguar is known to have resided in the Pacific Northwest by the 1990s, where it was in the hands of Portland, Oregon-based Jaguar dealer and British car aficionado, Monte Shelton. The car is believed to have been a low mileage car at the time. It was here purchased by the consignor in 1994 and has remained in his care ever since. The sporting Jaguar XK140 MC Roadster has participated in several of Monte Shelton’s well-known Pacific Northwest road rallies over the past decades and brought much joy to the drivers and co-drivers on these events. Today, this fine XK140 MC Roadster is offered in striking red paint with gorgeous Chestnut-colored leather interior. The interior is topped by a handsome Moto-Lita wood-rimmed steering wheel, and the sparkling chromed-plated wire wheels as shod on Michelin tires. The car is supplied with the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate, owner’s manual and service records dating back to the 1990s. Offering sporting driving characteristics in the MC form, while clothed in Jaguar’s elegant and timeless Roadster design, this fine classic would be a great companion on Sunday drives or road rallies such as the Copperstate 1000.
56 2009 RUF CTR3 W09BM03879PR06002 $700,000 $900,000 $650,000 €559,000 -7% Chroma Flash Hologram Matte over Lipstick red leather interior with Stone Grey carpets and alcantara. Furthermore, the vehicle was fitted with a suite of options beyond the special paint including a hydraulically adjustable front axle, tire pressure monitoring system, red 6-point seatbelts, extended navigation module, telephone module, and a 6-disc CD changer. Altogether, these total to nearly 25,000 euros in added extras. California delivery ’07 (1), few owners since. Just 1,562 miles appear on the odometer at the time of cataloging and serve as good evidence to the sparse use of this vehicle over the past 9 years. As one would expect, the car presents wonderfully both inside and out with very little to show in the way of wear.
57 1961 Facel Vega Excellence EX1 B104Z $200,000 $250,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Blue over Tan leather. The offered example is a from the latter half of production of the EX1. The current owner acquired this Excellence in 1971 from Walter Wolfson’s Pennington Enterprises in Edison, New Jersey. A copy of the Pennington Enterprises New Jersey title indicates that the car had been acquired by them in July of 1970, before which the history of the car is unknown. Equipped from new with a sunroof—and understood to be one of only three Excellences so equipped—it also carries a MPH speedometer which seems to indicate that it was also one of the few Excellences delivered new to the United States (although this cannot be confirmed at the time of cataloging). One of 17 Facel Vegas the current owner has had in his collection, it has been garage kept since his purchase. In the fall of 2017, a ground-up restoration was begun—a process that was completed just a few months ago. The interior and paint were stripped and all the brightwork was removed. Refinished in an elegant shade of blue, the freshly refinished chrome and stainless steel trim shows beautifully. Inside, a new tan leather interior, fresh wool carpeting throughout and matching headliner shows nicely. Unique details to the model, such as the hand painted faux woodgrain dash and seat backs were duplicated using the techniques employed when they were made originally. As one of only 137 EX1s built, and 154 Excellence sedans ever made in all three of its iterations, it a rarely seen machine. With its unique, totally pillar-less four-door design, it will stand out no matter where it goes.
58 1970 Plymouth Superbird RM23U0A160720 $150,000 $200,000 N/R $112,000 €96,320 -25% Tor-Red over Black vinyl. The Superbird offered here, completed manufacturing in Chrysler’s Lynch Road assembly line on November 30, 1969. It was finished in extra-cost High Impact EV2 Tor-Red paint over H2X9 black vinyl interior with a high-back front bench seat. Our seller purchased the vehicle in the fall of 1978 from the original owner. Under the hood sits its original 440 4-bbl motor, which purportedly has never once been removed from the vehicle. The 375 HP Super Commando is backed by an A727 TorqueFlite D32-code heavy duty automatic transmission, along with a 3.55:1 Sure Grip 8 ¾ differential—part of the car’s A36 Performance Axle Group. M & R Automotive of Menlo Park, CA comprehensively carried out the maintenance of 160720 over the last thirty years. Most recently, they have freshened components in the engine bay to factory-release specification and treated the car to a complete brake system rejuvenation. From earning first in class awards at the 1989 La Carrera Classic to the 1999 Cannonball Reenactment, this Plymouth has been in the hands of a most loyal and responsible custodian up until his passing earlier this year. Two broadcast sheets accompany this ‘Bird, as does the original Code Tag and owner’s manual. Surely a perennial favorite of collectors and an undeniable presence on the street, this ’70 Superbird is assuredly the one to get.
59 1929 Minerva Type AM Murphy Convertible Sedan 57857 $300,000 $450,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Grey and Khaki over Burgundy leather. 1 off combination of Minerva chassis and Murphy Convertible Sedan cochwork. Prior spectacular restoration, which presents beautifully. With this knowledge comes the realization that it will be an incredible privilege to become the next custodian of this fabulous automobile.
60 2018 Bugatti Chiron VF9SP3V31JM795073 $3,300,000 $3,900,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Atlantic Blue and French Racing Blue over Black leather. Bugatti Chiron #795073 was delivered by the factory to the United States in August of 2017. The spectacular two-tone livery of Atlantic Blue and French Racing Blue, over a relatively uncommon black interior, is complemented by several options that echo those classic hues. These include diamond cut wheels painted Atlantic Blue, brake calipers of French Racing Blue, and, in the cockpit, French Racing Blue for the quilting on the optional comfort seats, the seats’ stitching, and headrest embroidery. The interior is clad in full Beluga Black leather and features French Racing Blue theme stitching on the steering wheel and center console inlay. With less than 480 miles on the odometer, almost half of which are factory test miles with the rest being of road use from its single owner, this Chiron remains virtually factory fresh. Its pristine beauty would be a high-performance exclamation mark to any collection, but this car deserves the ownership of a serious motoring enthusiast. There is no other automobile that so deftly combines such ferocious performance with the premium levels of comfort and driving ease offered by the active chassis — which varies ride height, shock damping, electric power steering feel, the all-wheel-drive system and rear diff lock, aerodynamic control system, and vehicle stability control in five distinct drive modes. The “Top Speed” mode is initiated with a separate key called, naturally, the “Speed Key.”
61 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce AR1495*05181 $140,000 $180,000 $140,000 €120,400 Mid Grigio Grafite over Rosso vinyl. via Hoffman to unnamed, IL, USA (1), club raced, Bill Gross ’61 (2), very well maintained. Highly original. In 2014, the Spider found its newest and current owner (3), a Chicago-based collector with a taste for the finest European sportscars available. It was decided that a comprehensive nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration would be conducted to return the car to an excellent state. Every fine detail of the car was looked after, from bumper to bumper, by marque specialists. Barry Sale of PHP racing in Wauconda, Illinois was responsible for the rebuilding of the original engine, which was slightly bored up to 1,390cc via a kit from Bill Norman in Oakland, California. The transmission was swapped out for a 5-speed unit; however, the original rebuilt 4-speed unit will accompany the sale of the car, in addition to the original jack, tools and tonneau cover. In addition, the interior received leather seating in place of the standard vinyl, but retains the factory correct color, much like the exterior paint. Giulietta Studios of Lake Forest, Illinois dealt with assembly, while Belknap Autobody of Barrington, Illinois handled the body, and finally Mike Besic and chrome shop Finishing Touch added their expertise as well. Over sixty pages of receipts document the entirety of the project, totaling over $161,000, and serve as fine evidence to the quality of work done. Spectacular.
62 1960 Ferrari 250GT Cabriolet Series II 2039GT $1,500,000 $1,800,000 $1,682,500 €1,446,950 Mid Grigio Fumo over Rosso vinyl and leather. 58th example, via Italauto SA dealership to unnamed, Switzerland (1), unknown, Charles Kern, MA, USA ’70s, William Freeman ’75, Gerald Martel ’78, James and Rite Condon, IL ’85, mechanically rebuilt by Motokraft, Scott Gibbons, CO ’04, Richard Powers, Costa Rica ’05. Restored by Auto Clasico de Costa Rica, body off restoration that was documented in a photo album and CD that are still with the car. Completed in 2006, Powers sold the car to Mike Leahy of Idaho from whom the current owner acquired the car, following a pre-purchase inspection by noted Ferrari restorer Patrick Ottis, in August of 2007. While still in California, the droptop was displayed and judged at the 2007 Concosro Italiano. The cabriolet was fitted with a matching, optional factory hardtop and equipped from new with instrumentation in miles. Not long for Europe, 2039GT was soon sent to Ferrari of California to begin its life in American. Using the score sheet from Concorso and other future events as a guide, a multi-year process of improvement was begun to take the Ferrari to the next level. Sent to Horsepower Enterprises in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the car was stripped to bare metal and repainted in the original Grigio Fumo the trim was correctly replated, the interior was redone as correctly as possible in Beige, and the mechanical details on the car were corrected. Shown at the May 2008 Reading Concours d’Elegance, the Ferrari won the Tazio Nuvolari Award for Best Honored Model. Next came a showing at the 2009 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance followed by a thorough judging at the 2010 Cavallino Classic in Palm Beach. Winning Gold at Cavallino, and scoring a color spread in issue #103 of Forza magazine in August 2010, 2039GT went back to Horsepower Enterprises for further refinement and tuning based on the results of the previous show judging. The hard work and meticulous attention to detail paid off. 2011 proved to be a watershed year for the car with it achieving recognition both from Ferrari, in the form of official Ferrari Classiche certification and accompanying Red Book, and the studious judges at Cavallino who, after evaluating 2039GT at the 2011 Cavallino Classic, gave the car the Platinum Award in its class. Sparingly used and carefully maintained since, this Series II has lived comfortably in a climate controlled garage for the past seven years since its big win. Documented by numerous service records going back to the 1980s, copies of its original Ferrari build sheets, its Massini report, its Ferrari Classiche Red Book, and accompanied by its original factory hard top and reproduction tool roll, it still shows beautifully today. This lovely example of Pinin Farina’s classic Cabriolet is ready for further concours showings or touring.
63 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II DB4/525/L $425,000 $475,000 $434,000 €373,240 Mid Pale Primrose over Black leather. via Inskip to Sidney Langsam, CO (1), options added were chrome wire wheels, rear view mirrors and 3.77 rear axle ratio. Langsam is unquestionably an interesting character, as he was responsible for developing the popular Colorado racing venue: Continental Divide Raceways, located high in the mountain plains above Denver. He made his money in commercial finance, but we understand always had an interest in cars and, by the late 1950s, is known to have raced a Jaguar. Continental Divide Raceways grew out of a venture which started as simply a home for “anything racing.” This encompassed drag race meets as well as circuit racing, but quickly grew with Langsam bringing his capital to develop it. By the end of the 1960s, it was included on the Sports Car Club of America roster. The most famous race housed would be the Rocky Mountain 150, which debuted in 1968, and was won by A.J. Foyt. To this day, the SCCA presents the Sid Langsam award for the Outstanding Contribution to racing in Colorado. It would seem that Langsam chose to upgrade his Jaguar for an Aston in 1961, receiving this new car on April 24th that year. We feel that he must have been impressed by the Aston, as he would add a new DB5 (chassis 1740/L) to his stable three years later, which he collected directly from the factory. Langsam died in 1973, rumored to be partially due to his struggle to recover from a nasty accident that had happened at Continental in 1969, after which his interest in racing had waned considerably. The Raceways would also diminish over time and have been closed for many years. Langsam’s Aston is thought to have remained with him for much of his life, and to have remained in Colorado through the 1970s. In the early 1980s, the Aston had moved East, closer to its original supplying agent, and was seen driving around New York City on more than one occasion. Soon after, it would be laid up for a slumber that would last until 2018. Viewed today, the car has survived its 57 years remarkably well, particularly in regard to its structure. The underside showing to be good and straight, while the door shut lines, trunk, and hood also all fit well. Minimal repair can be noted to some of the extremities of the car, no doubt owing to its New York City years! At some point, the interior seats were recovered, but the interior shows evidence of the original trim, with some of the door panels and rear seat area still carrying the black leather it was delivered with. Perhaps the best indication of its condition is that with only modest work of a carburetor tune up and new battery, the car came back to life and its motor sounds very strong. This suggests that it was stored out of convenience, rather than anything untoward. In general, albeit repainted and retrimmed, it does have an attractive look and patina.
64 1972 Porsche 911 RS Outlaw 9112101838 $130,000 $180,000 N/R $184,800 €158,928 3% Glasurit Gulf Blue over Black leather. This particular 911 left the factory in 1972 as a non-sunroof 911T. Much of its early history remains unknown, until it was found in a project state by the consigner in 2014. With its engine missing, it was decided to be used as the basis for a 911 Outlaw RS Tribute. The first part of the process was entrusted to Backyard Legends in Concord, NC. All rust was removed, new steel panels from Restoration Designs, and steel flares with other fiberglass panels were purchased from TRE. The entire car was stripped to bare metal, then painted in Glasurit Gulf Blue. Since the car was missing an engine, a 3.2-Liter unit from a 1985 Porsche was purchased. The rebuild of this unit was entrusted to noted Porsche engine specialist David Brown. The unit was fitted with new Mahle Barrels that increased the displacement to 3.4-liters. This engine was then fitted with Carrillo rods, forged JE piston, larger valves, and a 906 grind cam. The ignition system is MSD coil packs, with dual plugs, fuel delivery was handled by a MegaSquirt injection system , and PMO throttle bodies. This finished engine produced 323hp at the crank, and naturally this leads to a mind-blowing level of performance. To cope with the extra power, Dave Brown also attended to the transaxle; fully rebuilding the unit and fitting a Wevo shifter. To ensure the car chassis was able to deal with the substantial power upgrade, former Brumos Crew Chief, Mike Colucci, was consulted. The car was fitted with new components by Elephant Racing (e.g. threaded body struts, new ball joints, hollow sway bars, and pole bronze control arms). In addition, the front suspension was lowered 19mm to increase road-holding. Von shocks and coils overs were also fitted. The braking is handled by 944 Turbo front calibers, and SC front calipers mounted in the rear. This has ensured that the car has the road-holding and braking to match its impressive power plant. Lastly, the interior was entrusted to GTS Classics in Texas. This included new ST leather seats with perfo-rated leather centers, new dash, and with RS door panels. To complete the RS styling, the car was also fit-ted with RS carpets, headrests, and headliner. All gauges were then rebuilt by Palo Alto Speedometer and fitted in to a new re-trimmed dash. The final assembly of the vehicle was entrusted to Porsche specialist CM Performance in Bessmer, NC. The end result of over a year’s work is truly breathtaking. The 911 was first displayed at this past year’s Werks Reunion at Amelia Island Concours, where it scored a second place in the 911 Outlaw class.
65 1995 Ferrari F512M 102932 $275,000 $350,000 N/R $268,800 €231,168 -2% Rosso Corsa over Nero leather. Further proving the scarcity of this vehicle is the fact that only seventy-five of these Ferraris made it into the United States in 1995. Finished in the classic color scheme of Rossa Corsa, this flat-12 powered gran-tourer also features a sleek black leather interior. According to the Carfax, the history of this vehicle begins in the vast state of Texas, where it was purchased by a Houstonian. This coinsure of speed would fully take advantage of the vehicle and, over the course of almost twenty years, would put 42,000 miles on the car. A nicely presented, honest Ferrari, it appears in wonderful and well-maintained shape, both inside and out. The vehicle had its major engine out service at 41,979 miles and will be accompanied by its books, tools, and service records.
66 1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre Vanden Plas Tourer RL3427 $1,250,000 $1,500,000 $1,435,000 €1,234,100 Mid Light Grey and Black over Black. RHD. Major E. G. Thomson, UK (1), A.J.H. Mowbray ’30 (2), unknown, John Sword ’51, displayed at Glasgow Transport Museum ’65, via Malcolm Barber ’92 to Rt. Hon. Alan Clark ’92, two further collectors, via Bonhams ’05, unknown, vendor ’16. Totally original, 22,000 miles from new. In 2016, the noted authority Dr. Clare Hay was commissioned to report on the car, this being on file today. In this document, its purity in terms of the technical aspect is fully evident, numbers matching throughout, supplemented by the remarkable authenticity of the bodywork, which retains its maker’s number stamped into the body, as well as the floorboards, spare tire hanger, seat runners and even the wood of the running boards! Its fabric exterior is also unquestionably original to the car, and only the seat upholstery and metal painted aspects have been refurbished/refinished. Very few can claim this degree of originality. Leaving the British Isles for the first time in 2016, on arrival in the current U.S. based ownership, the car was sent to respected Bentley Engineer George Holman in Springfield Massachusetts, where it was reviewed and sympathetically prepared for road tours. Holman, who has experienced many ‘WO’ cars commented that it was one of the best to drive that he’d ever come across, no doubt owing to its mileage and lack of restoration/mechanical guesswork over its lifetime. In the last two years, the car has provided a very usable tour car for a West Coast Bentley Tour.
67 1988 Ferrari Testarossa 76758 $80,000 $110,000 N/R $78,400 €67,424 -2% Rosso Corsa over Cuoio leather. Finished in the Rossa Corsa with a tan interior, this Testarossa is a fine example of one of Ferraris most recognizable supercars. While the early history and initial delivery location of this vehicle are unknown, the consigner reports that he purchased the vehicle in 1998 from another gentleman in the state of California. At this point, the Testarossa had just under 30,000 miles on the clock. Since then, the car has been sparingly used and has only put, on average, 400 miles a year since coming into the ownership of the consigner. At 33,000 miles the timing belt, dry belts, coolant hoses, spark plugs, valve cover gasket, and fluids were all changed. Also, the valves received an adjustment. A mere thousand miles later, the transmission was rebuilt and had a new clutch installed by a marque specialist in Sothern California. It is also reported that the fluids were changed again a couple hundred miles ago and the front air dam was repainted. Additionally, the car will be provided with its books, tools, and embossed luggage set with velour covers.
68 1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Coupe 1R25369 $75,000 $100,000 N/R $100,800 €86,688 1% Dark Blue over Red leather. This lovely Jaguar was completed on October 30, 1968, as a left-hand drive American market version of the Series II E-Type and was dispatched three weeks later to Jaguar Cars of New York. Other than the first owner, Richard Bennett, initial provenance is not well-documented. Although, we do know that in February 2015, the consignor discovered the aging, yet preserved car, and purchased it with the intent to orchestrate a full rotisserie restoration. Over a three-year period, the car was completely stripped back to bare metal, the frame rails were powder-coated, while the body was finished in Jaguar Dark Blue (JA 013). The engine underwent a rebuild, including carburetors, distributor, alternator and starter, and the radiator was re-cored. The E-Type received all new rubber components, and the chrome spoke wheels were dressed in new period-style red-line radial tires. The suspension, transmission, brakes and rear end were rebuilt as well. Chrome surfaces and trims were refinished or replaced, and the instruments rebuilt and recalibrated to concours standard by the renowned Nisonger Instruments. The delightful Dark Blue Series II was then graced with a complete interior, crafted by award winning Baron Upholstery and finished with superb new red leather seats. A prime example in every respect, and fresh from a show-standard restoration, this XKE Series II 4.2-liter Jaguar is ideal for events and rallies and is bound to delight, with its eager performance and eye-candy appeal.
69 1921 Stutz Series K Bearcat 10166 $250,000 $350,000 $478,000 €411,080 8% Red and Black over Black. RHD. John Wheeler (1), equipped with some unusual features. One can clearly see the extended shift lever, wire stone guard and leather hood bridle in the early photos. This proves if you could afford a Bearcat they would make some non-standard accommodations for the buyer. John Wheeler used the car on his honeymoon driving his new bride from Fresno, California to British Columbia and back, retained, , B.C. “Short” Wheeler, realized the Stutz was quite an important and desirable motor car, deserving of a bit of refreshing. The Stutz was entrusted to an Ex-Harrah’s Auto Collection restorer Everett Adams in Sparks, Nevada. Taking five years to complete, the Stutz emerged in gleaming condition. It received “Best of Show” in the first place it was shown—the Harrah’s car show. The Stutz would appear at car events on the West Coast over the year and was invited and shown at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance. Since it restoration, it has been used regularly, but lightly, and has been maintained by the noted restorer and Stutz specialist, Tom Bachelor. It is reported to be in fine working order and the four-decade old restoration still presents quite handsomely. Being one many collectors consider the best configuration of a late Bearcat – attractive late coachwork with the beautiful looking non-DH engine. Many of the later style cars feature the convenient passenger door that makes maneuvering into the car more fluid, particularly when using the top. 1 family owner from new.
70 1962 Ferrari 250GT Short Wheelbase 3337GT Not given Not given Not sold Not sold N/A Grigio Conchiglia over Nero leather. Steve Earle, CA, USA (1), Harley Cluxton, AZ ’74 (2), Paul Chandler (3), Robert Bodin, MN ’76 (4), David Cronenberg, ONT, Canada ’84 (5), James Dougherty, NV ’88 (6), Ken Rupp, OH ’01 (7), cosmetic restoration by Motion Products in Giallo, Chip Connor ’08 (8), Classiche certified ’12, vendor, CA ’14 (9), The owner’s primary goal was to oversee an FCA platinum winner, and to this end he submitted the car for comprehensive restoration to original factory specifications to Rex Ngyuen, an award-winning restorer and FCA judge based in Los Angeles. As detailed in a feature article in the January 2016 issue of Forza magazine, Mr. Nguyen conducted a whirlwind refurbishment of the Ferrari, with sights set on the Cavallino Classic in January 2015, where the car later impressively won a Platinum award and the Excellence Cup for best restoration. Though the accomplishment was worth cherishing at length, the consignor was not yet satisfied, and immediately began to formulate a further strategy for the car. In concert with Mr. Nguyen, it was decided to bring 3337 GT back to its original appearance in grey metallic. Grigio Ferro—a color close to the original Grigio Conchiglia—was chosen, and the exterior was expertly refinished to the highest possible standards. Simultaneously, the interior color was tastefully and appropriately chosen to be done in red vaumol. To perfect this historically important Ferrari, Mr. Nguyen dispatched a personal representative to the new Connolly concern in England. Here he selected some of the finest hides available and immediately returned them to Los Angeles on a domestic flight. The effort to authentically refurbish the components, and rebuild the original engine to factory specifications, was no less intense. Preferred Ferrari restorer David Carte supplied a period correct Abarth exhaust system, and numerous experts in the marque niche were consulted for utmost accuracy. Equipped with a tipo 168/61 all-alloy SOHC V-12 engine, 3337 GT received the larger Weber DCZ/6 carburetors for higher performance. The car was finished in Grigio Conchiglia (grey metallic) paint with a black leather interior. Debuting at the Greystone Concours d’Elegance in Beverly Hills in May 2015, 3337 GT won the Best in Show award. The following month, the car went on to receive the FIVA award for “The Car That Matters” at the nearby Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance. The awards continued to escalate with an appearance at the Quail Motorsports Gathering in August 2015, where the SWB was voted best in the highly competitive “Great Ferraris” class. A few days later, at the FCA’s International Meet in Monterey, 3337 GT scored a perfect 100 points, earning another Platinum award and the “Best Road Car” award. In August 2017, the 250 GT was again presented at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and received a 2nd in class award. Documented carefully by noted Ferrari historian Marcel Massini and with the Ferrari Classiche red book certification, factory build sheets, vehicle histories, and a myriad of photos and invoices depicting the restoration work performed.
71 1989 Porsche 930 RUF Cabriolet WP0EB0937KS070289 $110,000 $140,000 N/R $103,600 €89,096 -6% Silver Metallic (S7) over Linen and Marine Blue. According to its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity on file, this particular Turbo Cabriolet was heavily optioned from new, including heated seats, a Blaupunkt Reno stereo, a limited slip differential, and a short gearshift lever. In the 1990s, this 930 was shipped to 911 performance specialist RUF in Pfaffenhausen, Germany to receive various performance and visual upgrades. According to their records, RUF endowed this 930 with a BTR engine kit, increasing horsepower to 330, along with a RUF intercooler and the distinctive 4-pipe exhaust system. Additionally, it was fitted with RUF’s iconic wheels, a RUF front spoiler, and a boost pressure gauge in the cockpit. As it stands today, this RUF-modified Porsche has covered fewer than 57,000 miles since new and is in very good condition. Overall, this is an ultimate example of the iconic 930 because it benefits from the 5-speed Getrag G50 transmission, which was only fitted in 1989, the final production year of the 930 before the introduction of its successor, the 964. Additionally, it has the benefit of RUF performance upgrades, many factory options, and a very attractive color combination. Included in the sale are books, service records, a letter from RUF Automobile GmbH documenting the cars built by them, and its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.
72 1963 Porsche 356B Carrera 2 123845 $500,000 $600,000 Not sold Not sold N/A White over Black and Grey. Retained by Porsche as a Works Press Office car, Kar Krafft & Söhn GmbH (1), replacement engine fitted by the works, unnamed ’60s (2), unknown, Kurt Kosel ’70, engine overhauled by H&H Borgmann, Mr. Haron, NY, USA with a spare two-liter four-cam engine, a set of steel 5.5″ wheels, and a wood-rimmed steering wheel, which is perhaps the one adorning this car today, UK from ’78, possibly to France, returned to UK, Roger Bray, UK ’98, restored by Bray. A lengthy restoration ensued, including the shell being placed into a rotisserie and stripped to bare metal, with rusted panels replaced as needed, after which the car was resprayed in its original Light Ivory paint. Mr. Bray took great pains to retain as much of this car’s factory-installed parts and trim; the black leatherette and Pepita cloth interior with charcoal square-weave carpeting and black rubber floormats is entirely original. The engine, which appears to be the third such unit fitted to this car, was fully rebuilt by noted northern California Porsche racing shop owner Bob Garretson and is described as being in fine running order. When it was delivered, this Carrera 2 coupe was fitted with an optional Eberspacher gas-electric auxiliary heater and retractable sunroof, three-point seatbelts for driver and front-seat passenger, an exterior thermometer, and a clock mounted to the glove-box door. There is a Blaupunkt multi-band radio, speaker, and antenna, a pair of driving lights, and of course, the Carrera’s signature rear exhaust apron. Soon after its completion, this car and its intriguing history enjoyed a six-page feature in the August, 2013, issue of Britain’s “Classic Porsche” Magazine, and was soon after purchased by the current owner. It is supplied with a large file of receipts and literature; a correct spare wheel dated 8-62, what appears to be its original jack and a partial tool roll. 1 of just 27 examples.
73 2006 Ford GT 1FAFP90S56Y402009 $250,000 $350,000 $335,000 €288,100 Mid Red and White over Black. This stunning 2006 model year Ford GT is offered in incredible condition with fewer than 14, yes fourteen, total miles since new. The car finished assembly by hand, at the Wixom, MI based Ford plant during October of 2006. This capable American supercar was finished in racy Red and, adding to its desirability, it was specified with desirable four factory options- the luxurious McIntosh stereo system, lightweight alloy rims, red painted calibers and the bold painted ‘Shelby-stripes down the center of the car. A copy of the official original window sticker, along with the original freight bill from Wixom, MI, reveals that the rare and hard to get Supercar was sold new at Spuceland Ford Sales, LTD in Whitecourt, Alberta, Canada to Ken Adams. Stored in a climate controlled garage from new, according to the CARFAX issued for this car, it remained in Alberta for the first decade of its life. The Ford GT was acquired by the current owner in 2016 with a reported 6.5 miles on the clock. Covering only about double that much mileage in the last two years, this practically brand-new GT is ready join a new garage—maybe next to another brand-new (albeit 2018) GT, 14 miles from new. Not smog tested.
74 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Mayfair Sports Roadster 154080 $3,500,000 $4,500,000 $3,277,500 €2,818,650 -6% Red over Beige leather and top. RHD. via British Mercedes-Benz Ltd. to unnamed, UK & France (1), Mayfair coachwork fitted, In any event, the most remarkable aspect is that it is understood that the car was delivered very much as it can be seen today, as a flamboyant rakish two-seater roadster echoing the famed SSK of Count Trossi, with fender skirts and a plethora of louvers. Importantly, it was one of the very rare examples to have been delivered with a ‘zurtückgesetztem Motor’ or set-back motor. This specification was reserved for the more sporting cars Mercedes built and enabled the coachbuilders to create cars with an altogether more aggressive and sporting stance, as evidenced here, unknown, via J. Olding & Co. Ltd. and Thompson & Taylor to John S. Truscott Ltd., Peter Hessler, QC, Canada ’55, Gisbert von Bock, ONT, Paul Suckling ’68, caught fire ’60, Richard C. Mertz and his son, restored over 20 years. What remained of the bodywork, served as templates for the wood frame, and the metalwork was replaced by a talented bunch of newly patriated British craftsmen at Alcraft of Madison Heights in Michigan. Luminaries in the American Mercedes world, such as Bud Cohn of Los Angeles were able to assist the Mertzes with lost parts, including a steering box and wheel. At the end of a long journey, Mertz was able to debut the car at what was then one of the highest profile Concours in the nation, at Meadowbrook Hall. A series of photos of the car taken then, resplendent in a two tone scheme of black over silver are depicted in numerous books, not least being prominently featured at the start of Jan Melin’s second authoritative work Mercedes-Benz – The Supercharged 8-Cylinder Cars. Its history in this period is well charted with features in Torque magazine, copies of which are on file. Ralph Engelstad/ Imperial Palace Collection, in Las Vegas who acquired the car in 1995 Shortly after this, it was acquired by him, and as was the fashion of the day it was refurbished with a repaint in the single red scheme it remains today. It remained at the Imperial Palace until 2002, when it passed to General William Lyon, who retained the car until 2007, when it was sold at public auction to the current owner, where it has resided in a distinguished private collection. In this custody, the car has been shown at Pebble Beach in 2011 as part of the 125 Year Celebration of Mercedes and Benz.
75 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 WP0AB2968LS451977 $50,000 $75,000 N/R $77,280 €66,461 3% Silver Metallic over Black leather. Mead Family (1), heavily option the U.S. bound car with model designation delete, supple leather seats, lumbar support L/R, dull power seat L/R, heated seat L/F, headlight washers, Porsche CD player, heavy duty windshield cleaning, and forged alloy wheels. Upon the car’s competition, the Meads went to Stuttgart where they would take factory delivery of the 911 prior to shipping it to Illinois. Once receiving the car in Illinois on August 27, 1990, the Meads proceeded to drive the new 911 to their home in New Mexico (picking up a ticket in Texas) where the car was first registered on September 25, 1990. With only 13,877 original miles at the time of cataloging, the car is in phenomenal condition. In July of 2018, the car was sent to Patrick Motorsports where it received a thorough servicing and detailing, leaving the car in amazing mechanical and cosmetic condition. Included with the car are all of its service receipts, original books, tools, first aid kit, documentation pertaining to the tourist delivery and shipping, service receipts, and a Porsche issued COA.
76 1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo 9309800718 $125,000 $175,000 N/R $162,400 €139,664 Mid Black Metallic over Black leather. Walter and Emily Mead (1) and has been a beloved part of their collection for the last 39 years. Completed in July of 1979, the car was finished with Black Metallic paint over a black leather interior. The Metallic Black paint is an extraordinarily complex color that really pops in the sunlight. The Meads optioned the Turbo with a limited slip differential, left and right sport seats, electric sunroof, black roofliner, right side plane electric mirror, loose fit foil protection, and Pirelli tires. The car is also fitted with a Ungo alarm system located in the glovebox. The Turbo was initially sent to Illinois where it was picked up and driven to Florida. After some fun in the sun at the Meads Florida estate, the Turbo made the journey to New Mexico in the early 1980s where it would live for the rest of its life. Having only covered 5,790 miles at the time of cataloging from new and having been stored indoors, the car has been incredibly preserved and even wears its original tires. To make sure that the car was running as well as the day it left the factory, it was sent to the Porsche wizards at Patrick Motorsports, where it received a thorough service. The car is accompanied by its service receipts, original manuals, warranty card, Porsche supplied touch-up paint, first aid kit, tools, jack and tire changing accessories in the original packaging. T
77 1997 Porsche 911/993 Turbo S WP0AC2996VS375847 $375,000 $450,000 N/R $489,000 €420,540 9% Arctic Silver over Midnight Blue leather. Michael Jordan (1), but while visiting the factory, he sat in the car and felt that there was not enough room for his 6’6 frame. Having a close relationship with Porsche and having previously expressed interest in acquiring a Turbo S, the Meads were contacted by Porsche and given the opportunity to purchase the car. They were ecstatic and immediately jumped at the opportunity, purchasing the car on May 28, 1997. The car was exquisitely assembled with Artic Silver Metallic paint, and an intoxicating Midnight Blue leather interior. In addition to the beautiful livery, the car was optioned with supple leather seats, storage in place of rear seats, carbon/leather steering wheel, lumbar support for the driver’s seat, self diming mirrors and rain sensors, matching Midnight Blue floor mats, and Bridgestone tires. The ultimate 911 was first registered in the Meads home state of New Mexico on June 10, 1997. The car would remain in New Mexico’s ultra-friendly car climate its entire life. Having covered less than 3,400 from new, the all original car is in truly immaculate condition, practically flawless. On its way from New Mexico to Monterey, the car took a pit stop at Patrick Motorsports in Phoenix, Arizona, where it received a compressive service and detail. Today, the all original car, still wearing its original tires, is in as-new condition appearing as if it were just rolling off of the assembly line. The car is accompanied by its factory accompaniments including books, manuals, tools, and compressor, in addition to service receipts and a COA.
78 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Speedster WP0EB0910KS173116 $225,000 $275,000 N/R $252,000 €216,720 Mid Silver Metallic over Black leather. This outstanding 1989 911 Carrera Speedster is part of Walter and Emily Meads world class Porsche collection. Mr. Mead ordered the Speedster new with Silver Metallic paint over a Black Leather interior. The car was heavily optioned for the U.S. with a limited slip differential, left and right sport seats with electronic height adjustment, a rear luggage compartment instead of rear seats, a raised hub steering wheel, Blaupunkt “Reno” radio, alarm system, black velour luggage compartment, and Goodyear Tires. The Speedster was completed at the factory on May 22, 1989 and delivered to Semersky Enterprises in Highland Park, Illinois. On August 21, 1989, an Illinois non-resident drive-away permit was issued, and the car made its way home to New Mexico. The Speedster was first registered in New Mexico on August 7, 1989. Having been rarely driven throughout its life, the car has only covered 2,985 miles from the time it left the factory to the time of cataloging. The car had been continually stored inside a temperature-controlled garage at Mr. Meads home in New Mexico. The dry desert climate has kept the car in “time capsule” condition, the car is as original as they come. Prior to making its way to Bonhams, the Speedster was sent to one of the country’s leading air cooled Porsche experts, Patrick Motorsports. At Patrick Motorsports, the car was serviced and detailed, before leaving with a clean bill of health. This single owner, limited production 911 Carrera Speedster is offered with service receipts and an extensive list of accompaniments including virtually every item that it was delivered with. Some of those items are: the original manuals in the original pouch (including the supplemental speedster manual with the letter from Porsche), the original jack, tools, and the first aid kit. A better example of the second series Speedster may very well never be found.
79 1996 Porsche 911/993 Turbo WP0AC2997TS376227 $250,000 $300,000 N/R $302,000 €259,720 1% Iris Blue Metallic over Provence/Midnight Leather. This unique 911 Turbo Coupe was ordered new by the Mead family and has spent its entire life under their care. The car was completed on May 3, 1996 wearing Iris Blue Metallic paint over an absolutely stunning Provence/Midnight two tone leather interior. The U.S. destined car was heavily optioned with supple leather, lumbar support for both seats, self-dimming mirrors and rain sensor, model designation delete, rim caps with Porsche crest, rims and caps in the exterior color, front floor mats with “Porsche,” Aluminum/chrome package, Midnite Blue cell phone console, carbon package, and Pirelli Tires. This 993 Turbo must be observed in person to fully appreciate the thought that went into the build of the car—it is absolutely breathtaking. Mr. Mead would also opt to take factory delivery of his newest Porsche, making the journey to Stuttgart where he would put the first miles on the odometer. Included in the cars history file are photos of Mr. Mead taking deliver at the factory and the Porsche issued letter detailing the tourist delivery program. Once arriving in the States, the car was first registered in New Mexico on November 11, 1996, where the Turbo would remain in the impressive Mead collection its entire life. At the time of cataloging, the car had only covered 5,122 miles, leaving it in incredibly original and preserved condition, right down to the original tires. To ensure that the car performed as well as it looks, it was sent to the leading West Coast 911 specialists at Patrick Motorsports, where it received a major service. Accompanying the car are its service receipts, original books and manuals, including the Porsche PCX cellular telephone manuals, an open window sticker, tourist delivery papers, un-opened first aid kit, jack, and tire changing equipment and tools.
80 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E WDBEA36E4PB949815 $40,000 $50,000 N/R $100,800 €86,688 102% Anthracite Grey Metallic over Grey leather. This ultimate 90s Q-ship was purchased brand new in 1993 by the Mead family and has remained in their collection ever since. Following their Porsche regime, the Meads flew to Stuttgart to take delivery of their new super sedan. After being sent to the States, the car made its way to New Mexico where it was first registered on August 25, 1993. The car would make its way to Florida for a period, before returning to New Mexico where is has been kept for the majority of its life. Today, at the time of cataloging with an odometer reading of 14,974 miles, the car is in pristine condition. The Anthracite Grey Metallic paint and grey leather interior are both in incredibly well-preserved condition. To ensure that the mechanics were equally as pristine, in July 2018, the car was sent to a Mercedes-Benz specialist where it received a complete service. The car is sold with its service receipts, original manuals, first aid kit, and documents pertaining to the factory delivery. Appealing to both Mercedes-Benz and Porsche enthusiasts, the 500E is a rising star, with this particular example shining brightest.
81 1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 WP0AB2965MS411518 $50,000 $75,000 N/R $156,800 €134,848 109% Violet Blue Metallic over Black leather. This stand out 1991 911 Carrera 4 Coupe was completed at the factory on May 17, 1991. The car was ordered new by the Mead family with Violet Blue Metallic paint over a black leather interior. The Meads heavily option the U.S. bound car with supple leather seats, lumbar support L/R, dull power seat L/R, heated seat L/F, headlight washers, rear window wiper, cassette radio, Porsche CD player, heavy duty windshield cleaning, on-board computer, and forged alloy wheels. Upon the cars competition, the Meads went to Stuttgart where they would take factory delivery of the 911 prior to shipping it to Illinois and driving it to their home in New Mexico where the car was first registered on August 30, 1991. With only 4,820 original miles at the time of cataloging, the car is in as-new condition with hardly any evidence of use. In July of 2018, the car was sent to Patrick Motorsports where it received a thorough servicing and detailing which has left the car in its as delivered state. Included with the car are all of its original books, tools, documentation pertaining to the tourist delivery and shipping, service receipts, and a Porsche issued COA. Ultra-low miles, single owner history, time capsule originality, and its incredible color make this 964 the car to own.
82 1989 Porsche 930 Turbo Slantnose WP0EB0933JS070093 $200,000 $250,000 N/R $456,000 €392,160 82% Dark Blue over Dark Blue leather. his exceedingly rare Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet Slant Nose is part of Walter and Emily Meads world class Porsche collection. Mr. Mead ordered the Slant Nose new at Semersky Enterprises in Highland Park, Illinois. The car was specked with Dark Blue paint and top over a Dark Blue interior. The car was heavily optioned for the US with the $28,422 Slant Nose option, an electronic cabriolet top, a limited slip differential, left and right heated sport seats with electronic height adjustment, a raised hub steering wheel, Blaupunkt “Reno” radio, alarm system, and Goodyear Tires. The Slant Nose was completed at the factory on September 17, 1987 and first registered in New Mexico on August 11, 1988. Having been sparingly driven throughout its life, the car has covered fewer than 3,500 miles from the time it left the factory. The car has been continually stored inside a temperature-controlled garage at Mr. Meads home in New Mexico. The dry desert climate has kept the car in “time capsule” condition. The car is as original as they come, right down to the original tires. Prior to making its way to Bonhams, the Slant nose was sent to one of the country’s leading air-cooled Porsche experts, Patrick Motorsports. At Patrick Motorsports, the car was serviced and detailed, before leaving with a clean bill of health. This incredibly rare, single owner 930 Turbo Cabriolet Slant Nose is accompanied by a tremendous list of original items and documentation. Some of those items include service receipts, the original window sticker, manuals in the original pouch, including the supplemental Slant Nose manual, the original jack, tool, and spare. As one of the rarest models in Porsches history, a better example is likely never to be seen again.
83 1988 Porsche 930 Turbo Cabriolet WP0EB0934JS070507 $140,000 $180,000 N/R $246,400 €211,904 37% White over Back leather and top. The Mead family ordered this exquisite 1988 911 Turbo Cabriolet brand new with an impressive list of options. The exterior is finished in a gorgeous code 99, metallic paint to sample Pearlescent White. The interior is finished in black leather, which is protected by a black convertible top. The car is equipped for the US with a steering wheel with raised hub, tonneau cover, Blaupunkt Radio “Reno,” limited slip differential, electric cabriolet top, supple leather seats, lumbar support L/R, alarm system, and a luggage compartment in black velour. The PTS Turbo was completed on June 9, 1988. Upon its completion, Mr. Mead went to Stuttgart where he would take delivery at the factory before having the car sent home. Included in the cars history file are an impressive array of documents from the factory delivery: the tourist vehicles insert for owner’s manual, Porsche touring pass, Porsche VVD insurance pamphlet, and a Porsche issued “Walks through Stuttgart” guided map. The car was sent to the Mead family home in New Mexico and first registered on September 7, 1989. With only 3,727 miles on the odometer at the time of cataloging, the Turbo Cabriolet is in immaculate condition, appearing as if it had never left the factory. Prior to arriving at Bonhams, the car was sent to the marque specialists at Patrick Motorsports where the car received an extensive, major service totaling over $11,000. The car is offered with its original books, tools, first aid kit, a Porsche issues Certificate of Authenticity, and receipts from the very recent service.
84 1949 MG TC Midget TC5475 $25,000 $35,000 N/R $31,360 €26,970 Mid Black over Green leather. RHD. This striking end of the run TC has been part of Emily and Walter Meads collection since its acquisition from W. McMillan Reynolds on November 12, 1975. The purchase agreement shows that the car was bought for $9,000. The car is attractively adorned with black paint, a green interior, and a beige top. Included in the cars history file is a letter from the M.G Car Club LTD., in which they confirm that the car retains the original, numbers matching engine that it left the works with on May 12, 1948. In preparation of the sale, the car was sent to Arizona Collector Cars where it was fully sorted and detailed, leaving it in fantastic condition. A nicely restored example, this is surely one of the most attractive available for purchase today.
85 1948 Jaguar Mark V DHC SL3046 $70,000 $90,000 N/R $50,400 €43,344 -28% British Racing Green over Tan. This brilliant Jaguar MK V Drophead Coupe has been part of Emily and Walter Meads collection for over 50 years. Finished in the classic British livery of green over tan, protected by a tan hood, the car presents beautifully. The Drophead Coupe has spent the majority of its life in the magnificent New Mexico collection and has been loving restored while in the Meads care, with the bulk of the work taking place in 1972. Prior to making its way to the Quail Lodge, the MK V was serviced and sorted. Accompanying the car is a wonderful history file including correspondence between Mr. Mead and Jaguar Cars Limited Coventry, restoration documents and invoices, receipts from its very recent service, and an original instruction book. One of Jaguars finest post war offerings, this Mark V Drophead would make a fine addition to any collection.
86 1974 Renault Alpine A110 BA0828 $75,000 $95,000 N/R $82,880 €71,277 Mid Red and Black over Black. According to the A110 registry, chassis BA0828 was completed in 1974 and enlisted for competition. The cars first owner was French rally driver, Bart L. Debruyne. The car would remain with Mr. Debruyne in France and see active rally participation for the next 40 years. Some of the car’s later competition participation led by Mr. Debruyne include the I Rallye de Primavera in 2008, and the Normandie Rallye des Lions in 2011. In 2013, while in Paris, the consignor acquired the rally legend, becoming only its seconds owner. Under its new ownership, the car continued to see active duty and in 2016, participating in the FCRA 24 hours du Le Mans Classique before immigrating to the United States where it has continued to rally in addition to competing on the show field at events such as the Forest Grove Concours. Today, the car is in fantastic condition. The odometer reading of less than 20,000 is believed to be original, as is the majority of the car. The consignor has fastidiously maintained the French legend and recently refreshed the front and rear suspension while also overhauling the braking and cooling systems. All of the service receipts from the consignor’s ownership are documented in the cars wonderfully detailed history file. In addition to the service receipts, the car is accompanied by its 5 original A110 alloy wheels, complete A110 factory tool kit, and factory maintenance manuals.
87 1938 Lagonda V12 Brockman Tourer 16019 $160,000 $220,000 $173,600 €149,296 Mid Lt. Marten (1), Capt. ES Coppen ’50 (2), various, unnamed US family owner since ’57, restored by Dick Brockman with all new coachwork ’90s, The process began in October, 1990, when Brockman sent an invoice to the owner for £667 to ‘cut body profile templates’, ‘cover templates with paper for photography to give idea of shape’ and purchase fiber board and lengths of steel. Body panels were shaped by hand-beating aluminum over wooden templates fitted to the chassis, while hinges and bolts were created from scratch when they couldn’t be sourced from various suppliers, to ensure the period correct installation. Some £36,000 later, the Lagonda was fully fitted with a new body and painted in royal blue. Meanwhile Robinson Engineering of Bournemouth, Dorset, completed a full engine rebuild without modification and the Lagonda was fitted with racing tires and a superb tan full leather interior. As testimony to Brockman’s superlative work, the Lagonda was invited to the San Diego Automotive Museum in the Spring of 2016, to be exhibited in the museum’s special presentation of ‘The British Invasion’, which was visited by more than 25,000 people.This stunning Lagonda comes to us from a private collector complete with a fascinating and well-documented history. The paperwork included within the portfolio trace the car from its first registration in 1938 all the way through its provenance and restoration by Dick Brockman, the fabled Lagonda guru and coachwork master extraordinaire of Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England. This fabulous 1938 Lagonda V-12 comes with a complete restoration record including invoices, correspondence and photographic documentation, plus the original UK registration book. The accompanying Registration and Eligibility form of 1995 from the Vintage Sports Car Club clearly confirms that the car had the correct engine, gearbox and brakes for the chassis number 16019 with registration license CKW444. Superb
88 1967 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster 1E15925 $110,000 $150,000 N/R $91,840 €78,982 -17% Red and Black over Black leather. Completed on July 11th, 1967, this open two-seater left Jaguar’s production facility in Coventry as it appears today. The left-hand drive car was destined for the US market, and equipped as a series 1 ½ example, with the later headlights, yet retaining many of the early series one production features. A black plate California car, this E-Type benefitted from several decades with just one owner, who took great care to preserve this beautiful Jaguar. After covering just over 50,000 miles, this Roadster was stored for years, away from environmental harm in a garage in Southern California. It was recently rediscovered and is very complete, still accompanied by its original Becker Europa radio, owner’s manual, spare keys, jack, spare wheel, original hardtop, boot cover and a ladies foot rest. Sporting much of the original Carmen Red over black color combination it had when it left the factory 51 years ago, the Jaguar is remarkably original throughout. The body appears quite straight and well detailed, save some inevitable wear from such an original car. The original black leather interior shows a lovely patina and remains intact and inviting. After its rediscovery, this E-Type was tended to mechanically to make it roadworthy after years in stasis and is in good working order. The 4.2-liter XK engine and fully synchronized 4-speed transmission perform dutifully and are original to the car. This particular E-Type Roadster offers great originality, completeness, and the added excitement of being one of the last Series 1 E-Types built. Included in the sale are the aforementioned original accessories and paperwork along with a Jaguar Heritage Certificate.
89 1954 Arnolt-Bristol Roadster 404/X/3000 $375,000 $450,000 $368,000 €316,480 -2% Red over beige leather. 130bhp 1971cc I6. 4 speed manual. Prototype Bristol chassis taken to Bertone for Roadster bodywork to be fitted. Tested in the UK before export to the USA, sold to Bob Fergus/ Columbus Sports Cars (1), raced at Andrews AFB and elsewhere, Richard Ross (2), via Raymond Motors ’57 to Walter Tormohlen ’57 (3), registered, Chevrolet 283cui V8 fitted after Bristol engine blew, Bob Schifrin ’65, three unnamed owners, Matt Shuck, stored for 13 years from 90s. Rolling chassis discovered in Joliet, IL, restored by Restorations Unlimited with the help of a parts car, correct OEM engine and transmission. Exceptional condition, While in the hands of the consignor, further refurbishment and tuning work has been performed, in the effort to make this prototype Arnolt-Bristol Roadster ready for rallies and tours. This recent work was performed by Al Prueitt & Sons Restoration of Glen Rock, PA. With its period competition history, prototype credentials and extraordinary documented restoration eligible for everything. via Bonhams Amelia Island ’17 $324,500
90 1986 Aston Martin V8 Volante SCFCV81C8GTL15449 $225,000 $275,000 $175,000 €151,028 -22% Cannock Black – Masons. TX, USA delivery (1), Sold new to Texas, the triple black V8 Volante spent the first score of years in the US—with roughly the first decade spent in the Houston area and the split between Miami and upstate New York—before it was acquired by a German Aston Martin enthusiast and owner of a number of modern examples in February 2006. During its tenure in Germany, the bumpers were changed to the European specification. Keeping the car until 2013, it was garaged and serviced annually by a local specialist, with receipts for general mechanical and cosmetic services totaling in excess of €20,000. Sold at Bonhams’ Aston Martin Sale in 2013, it returned stateside and soon found its way into the current owner’s garage. Driven less than 600 miles in the present ownership, it received a thorough mechanical and cosmetic service—including fresh oil, brake fluid, and anti-freeze as well and new air cleaners, spark plugs, differential lubrication, and extensive interior cleaning and leather treatment as well as paint detailing and touch-up—at the end of May of this year at a cost of over $3200. This sinister, triple black, US-delivery example of the V8 Volante with the rare and desirable 5-speed from new—and now fitted with the attractive European chrome bumpers. via Bonhams Aston ’13 $118k.
91 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 Spider America B24 1047 $1,000,000 $1,300,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Rosso over Beige leather. 1 of 59 in RHD. Italian delivery. 1 owner from new until ’90s, Fausto Cammarata ’90s (2), restored by Officine Bartali, vendor (3), refurbished. Iconic. Offered at Bonhams Bond St. ’17 NS UKP750k.
92 1977 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 Targa 9117610595 $115,000 $145,000 N/R $98,560 €84,762 -14% Ice Green Metallic over Black and plaid. 1 of 365 examples.The car’s second owner imported it to the States in 1985. Since being imported, the car has lived a pampered life in the hands of marque enthusiasts. Under the care of the consignor, the Euro 3.0-liter Targa has recently been treated to an engine rebuild by Rennwerke Porsche of Elmsford, New York. While the engine was out for the rebuild, the car had many other items refreshed including the Koni shocks and new bushings all around. The accident and rust-free body was taken down to bare metal and resprayed in its original Ice Green Metallic color. Moreover, the interior received a freshening with new carpets and reupholstered seats. The rare and desirable “Fatty” steering wheel, which is thicker than the standard wheel with a lower center hub allowing better visibility of the gauges, has also been fully restored. The factory Fuchs alloy wheels were sent to Harvey Weidman where they received a factory RS style finish before being fitted with new Pirelli tires. The car has been gone through from top to bottom to ensure that it is sorted and ready to be enjoyed by its next fortunate owner.
93 1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost London – Edinburgh Tourer 2371 $750,000 $850,000 Not sold Not sold N/A White over Brown leather. RHD. Albert Janesich, France (1), Barker coachwork fitted, unknown, discovered by Peter Richley and Michael Sapsford ’90s, Recalling the discovery today, Mr. Sapsford reports that the frame was in remarkably good order, with old grey paint evident. Pain they felt was quite possibly the original. The tale that went with the car, being that it had been stripped around the wartime to avoid being taken by the Germans, and hidden in the loft of a house. Messers. Richley and Sapsford would part with #2371. It ultimately arrived with Rolls-Royce collector Walter Wilson in Ireland. Mr. Wilson, working with James Black, commissioned a comprehensive restoration to return it to its original guise. At this point, missing components were made or sourced. These included its engine, which is a period 1914 unit, numbered 10.K, understood to have been originally fitted to chassis 37MA. An interesting coincidence was the availability of the remade coachwork, which Kenneth Neve had fitted to the original London-Edinburgh car during that car’s restoration in 1970, now removed from that car in its later restoration, it was fitted to #2371 and remains on it today, with kicker plates attesting to this. Walter Wilson would own the car for the next two decades, enthusiastically enjoying it before passing it on to the most recent custodian in 2014. Cosmetically the restoration stands up well today, with a recent re-trim of the interior in the finest leather available. A London-Edinburgh Silver Ghost is a truly versatile and usable touring car. With its history charted on its build sheets and in the noted reference work on these cars, “The Edwardian Rolls-Royce” by John Fasal and Bryan Goodman, this is a well-known and great looking example of the model.
94 1973 Porsche 911E 2.4 Coupe 9113200635 $125,000 $150,000 $106,400 €91,504 -15% Bahia Red (#13) over Black and Houndstooth. This stunning 1973 Porsche 911E Coupe is the recent recipient of an extensive 2-year restoration. Beginning with a very solid and original car, the body was completely stripped before being finished in its original color of code 13, Bahia Red. The interior has been completely refinished with new carpets, headliner, map pockets, refinished gauges, and a new dashboard. During the interior restoration, the car was tastefully upgraded with RS Sport Seats containing Houndstooth inserts. Mechanically, the original matching numbers engine has been fully rebuilt and resealed in addition to the MFI injection system being re-freshened and re-calibrated. Under the car, new Koni shocks have been installed and all bushings and suspension parts have been replaced or freshened. Rounding out the restoration, the five original date stamped Fuchs alloys wheels have been restored in California in the correct anodized factory finish by a well-known wheel specialist. New Dunlop 195/65 R15 tires have been fitted to all five wheels and new aluminum lug nuts have been installed. In accordance with its COA, this U.S. delivered example retains its factory fitted electric sunroof and Blaupunkt radio. The car is fitted with S trim that includes aluminum rocker trim panels and S style factory front Spoiler. The U.S. required rubber bumperettes were removed in the front and earlier chrome bumperettes were used in the rear. European H4 Bosch Headlamps have been installed along with factory Bosch front and rear Euro marker lenses. Accompanying the car are its original manuals, factory tool kit, restoration invoices, and a COA. Beautifully finished.
95 1946 Delahaye 135M van Leersum Coupe 800311 $450,000 $550,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Marroon Brown and Beige over Red leather. RHD. Unknown early history. According to research made by Jean-Paul Tissot of the Delahaye Club and respected author Richard Adatto, chassis 800311 would date from approximately 1946, and is therefore a transitional model, as for many of these cars they would have been constructed using parts that had been created before the war and then stored before revival of business operations. Whether it was delivered that year with the new Van Leersum bodywork, or whether that took some time is not known, but by February 1949, the car was registered as “9277 RQ 7” in the Paris, Seine registration region. Later on in its life it was in the hands of Mr. Ennio Gianaroli, a noted Italian collector domiciled in Belgium, where it would have shared a stable with a number of Ferraris, such as a 340 America. He is thought to have parted with it around 1980. A photo from this period is depicted in the Tissot authored book Delahaye – La Belle Carrosserie Francaise. After various ownerships, the car joined the present collection in the mid-2000s, where it has been part of a collection including some of the greatest automobiles that its nation built and numerous examples of its breed. Prior to this ownership the Delahaye underwent some restoration work, which has cleverly focused its attributes on the dividing “fin” on the trunk lid, with the addition of a divided rear window trim piece, and generally glamorized it with its disc wheels upgraded to chrome wires and bumpers replaced with Figoni-style “blades”. A two-tone color scheme has been used to play up the side moldings which were always accented with staggered chrome trim pieces. The effect of this is certainly a success.
96 1972 Volvo P1800ES Sport Wagon 1836353-002451 $60,000 $80,000 N/R $92,400 €79,464 16% Light Blue Metallic over Black. The 1972 P1800 ES is considered, by Volvo aficionados, as a highly desirable model with its small bumpers and sport wagon coachwork, featuring the frameless all-glass tailgate. This exceptional example was ordered from factory with special options of electric overdrive and AC. The car was originally owned by a Volvo collector in the Mid-West. It was then acquired by a marque devotee who cared for the car until he stopped driving in his 80s. In 2017, this P1800 ES was purchased by the consignor, who was specifically drawn to the car’s low mileage and original condition. He orchestrated a sympathetic restoration, maintaining the best original components wherever possible, including the original dash pads, seats, door panels, headliner, handles, mirrors, and glass. The brightwork was professionally polished and the AC system serviced, while the radiator received a rebuild and the bumpers were replaced. Finally, the P1800 ES was re-dressed in its original color—stunning light blue metallic. As close inspection will corroborate, the standard of the paintwork is exceptional—creating a mirror-like finish. These fabulous P1800 ES sports wagons are renowned for their longevity and stamina, with several examples showing original miles in the upper six-digit figures. This Volvo has only 56,000 miles on the odometer and, in its current mechanical condition (complete with functional factory optional overdrive), is likely to run for many years with continued care and maintenance by an appreciative marque enthusiast.
97 1952 Jaguar XK120 FHC 680278 $55,000 $75,000 N/R $50,400 €43,344 -8% Red over Tan leather. his XK120 Fixed-Head Coupe was completed on November 3rd, 1952, sporting British Racing Green paintwork over a tan leather interior and was destined for the US market, originally sold through Hornburg Jaguar in Los Angeles, California. Early in its life, a Motorola AM Radio was installed, and the exhaust system was customized, abandoning the single exhaust for a twin exhaust that intriguingly exits through the rear fenders. Additionally, the British Racing Green paintwork was replaced with the red hue it wears today. Later, the car sat undisturbed and forgotten for years in a storage contained before being rediscovered just recently. Today, this “barn find” Jaguar represents a wonderful base for a comprehensive restoration. The original tan interior remains, along with the original engine and many mechanical components. Importantly, this numbers-matching Coupe is largely complete, making this an excellent candidate for restoration. One can imagine this XK120 Fixed-Head Coupe being fully restored back to its original British Racing Green livery, and once again used as intended for high-speed, spirited drives and to be proudly displayed at car shows. Its Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate is included in the sale.
98 2016 Ferrari F12tdf 217723 $775,000 $975,000 $785,000 €677,425 Mid “Grigio Ferro Metallic over Blue Scuro Alcantara. This limited production Ferrari F12tdf was custom ordered through a North American Ferrari dealer, where its original owner took delivery of his masterfully spec’d supercar. The exterior is adorned with special order Grigio Ferro Metallic paint with extensive carbon fiber throughout. The interior is extensively swathed in matte carbon fiber and Blu Scuro Alcantara with Blu Sterling accents. The custom specifications added well over $100,000 to the car’s original sticker price. Upon viewing the completed work of art, it was clearly money well spent. To protect the stunning paint and carbon, the majority of the exterior was wrapped in a clear protective material to ensure it was protected from the elements. From the time of delivery to the present moment, the original owner has only put 4,602 miles on the car. Throughout that time, all recommended services were carried out at Ferrari. In 2016, while in parking garage, the front-end received some minute damage to the bodywork. Photos of the car following the incident are on file. Rather than taking the easy and inexpensive way out and having the bodywork repaired, wanting to keep the car unmolested with original factory applied paint, the owner made the commendable decision to commission Ferrari to re-manufacture the complete specialized front bumper and fender and apply the Grigio Ferro Metallic paint to them at the factory. After the parts were replaced, the car was Ferrari Classiche Certified where it received a spotless certification. Currently, the car is in immaculate condition with hardly any discernable evidence of use.
Accompanying the car are its original factory supplied accessories, window sticker, and Ferrari Classiche Certification with book.”
99 1948 Alfa Romeo 6C2500 Competizione 92002 $3,000,000 $3,500,000 $3,525,000 €3,031,500 1% Rosso over Beige leather. RHD. Built from a lightened and shortened 8C2.9B frame, Franco Rol (1), Mille Miglia ’48 #20 Rol/ Gaboardi DNF, Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti ’48 5th, Targa Florio ’49 Rol/ Richiero 2nd, Mille Miglia ’49 #648 3rd, Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti ’49, Cicuito di Pescara ’49 1st, Vittorio Veneto-Cansiglio ’50 Alessi 3rd, Treponti-Castelnuovo race ’50 Alessi 2nd, Trieste-Opincia ’50 5th, Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti ’51 Bornigia 9th, Targa Florio ’50 6th, Mille Miglia ’50 #720 Rol/ Richiero DNF, Mille Miglia ’51 Rol/ Munaron DNF, Dennis Spagnol, Switzerland ’51 (2), Jean Charles Munger ’53 (3), modified, Michel Dovaz ’50s (4), stored for three decades, restored by Club Alfa Romeo, Raoul San Giorgi 95 (5), Nicholas Springer, Germany (6), restored, David Smith, WA, USA (7), restored by Smith to original form. Smith, a stickler for detail and authenticity, set out to restore 920002 in its original configuration. Having been raced and damaged over the years the 6C had undergone at least three different grille configurations, been fitted with the wrong size headlights (necessitating re-shaping the front fenders for the correct, smaller Carello units) and even lost its original engine. Smith commissioned a third restoration, this time to be as accurate as possible to the car’s original design. He recovered many of the pieces which had been removed or copied in various restorations and reinstalled them in 920002. The doors, rear body and inner structures are considered to be the original panels which left Portello in 1948. The current hood is an even smoother creation than the original. Smith tracked down the original engine, rebuilt it and refitted it in the final stages of the restoration.The car’s design remains impressive, most particularly for the period of its construction. It’s all business, but with wires, lines and hoses routed neatly, or out of sight. Raw aluminum panels decorate the engine compartment with evenly spaced rivets, and a spare set of spark plugs decorates the firewall. An examination of the underneath of the car indicates how the smooth panels assist its low wind resistance. The (conservatively estimated) 145 bhp engine was a masterpiece in its time and is still impressive, a double overhead cam 6-cylinder with an alloy cylinder head and triple side-draught Weber carburetors. The driver’s seat was reconfigured with a Porsche shell and leather padding, but the original seat is included. An internal luggage rack has been added to confine any items that need to be carried during modern competition. The car is currently fitted with a 5-speed gearbox from an early Alfa Giulietta, but the original 4-speed gearbox is included. The dashboard is a mix of elegant contemporary gauges and additional items, like a period stopwatch and kill switch which refer to the car’s competition history. The proof was in the pudding at Pebble Beach Concours in 2005 when the car scored 100 points and only missed out on a 1st in Class award because the brake light switch failed at a crucial moment. However all documents and original parts now accompany the car – far more than it could carry. The car’s enormous files include 84 pages of extensive newspaper magazine reports of all the car’s races, hundreds of photos from competition to restoration – every period of its life, including some pictures of its lesser-known siblings. There is an original Alfa Romeo booklet with detailed specifications and a leather-bound Alfa Romeo binder. Also included is the original key fob from the 1949 Targa Florio race, surely unobtainable today. via Gooding Pebble ’13 $4.84 mil.
100 1955 Swallow Doretti 1292 $125,000 $175,000 $131,600 €113,176 Mid White over Blue leather. Chassis 1292 is believed, by marque specialists, to be the last recorded production Swallow Doretti ever built. Moreover, it is certainly one of the most exquisite examples of the estimated eighty remaining examples left. The car was owned by an Air Force serviceman, who eventually placed it in dry storage in Riverside, California, complete with black California license plates dated 1963. Untouched for almost 50 years, the car was finally sold by the gentleman’s daughter in October 2010 to the current owner. As an original, complete, and rare example of the Swallow Doretti marque, it was submitted for a first-class restoration. Over a period of three years, the car was disassembled, refurbished, restored, and renewed as necessary, with meticulous attention to the preservation of its authenticity. The Body work was painstakingly performed by Belknap of Lake Barrington IL., while the interior and upholstery work was entrusted to Ogden Top and Trim, Berwyn IL., whose restorations have won at Pebble Beach, Amelia Island, and the coveted Platinum Award at Palm Beach’s Cavallino Classic Show. The engine was rebuilt with bigger valves, thus allowing for larger SU carburetors and an overall upgraded driving experience. The final engine tuning and dyno work was performed by Barry Sale of PHP race engines Wauconda IL., resulting in a 25% increase from the stock rating. Invoices, correspondence with marque specialists, and records pertaining to the car since 2010 are available to the prospective buyer. Upon completion, the owner entered the Swallow Doretti in several shows and won numerous awards, including Amelia Island Concours, The Milwaukee Masterpiece, The Geneva Concours, the Concours d’Elegance of America, where it was awarded the HVA “this car matters” award and an impressive “First Place” at the Vintage Triumph Register National Convention, held at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin in 2015. This lovely award winning Doretti is accompanied by the original owner’s manual, tool kit, and period sales brochure, in addition to the original carburetors, TR2 cylinder head, convertible top, hood sticks cover and tonneau. The factory identification plate stating the chassis, body and engine numbers is still riveted to the body panel, assuring the discriminating collector that this is a matching numbers car. Superb.
101 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL 121.042.10.015341 $125,000 $150,000 N/R $131,600 €113,176 Mid Black over Tan. This gorgeous 190SL is beautifully presented in black (original color) over a tan leather interior, topped with a tan canvas soft-top. The combination oozes class, while really accentuating the car’s elegant and understated design. The cars first owner is reported to be a woman who had a residence in both Europe and the U.S. According to the Mercedes-Benz data card, the car was sold new to Paris on November 13, 1959, but also equipped for the U.S. The original owner would put the cars first miles on the odometer in Paris, before eventually sending the car to the states. The roadster would make its way into a serious Mercedes-Benz collection where it and its 300SL stablemate were treated to a comprehensive, nut-and-bolt restoration. Since the restoration was completed, the car has lived a pampered life and seen very limited use. Today, the car is in outstanding condition, appearing as if it was just being picked up from the factory. The paint and brightwork is incredible, appearing to have infinite depth. The interior and engine bay are equally as impressive. The restoration was clearly carried out by a marque craftsman. This gorgeous 190SL will provide a lifetime of enjoyment for its next lucky owner. Whether you are looking to enjoy your favorite scenic roads in open motoring fashion or to compete in the most prestigious and competitively judged events, this superbly restored 190SL will do it all.
102 2011 Ferrari 599GTO 176914 $550,000 $650,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Nero and Grigio over Nero leather. This exclusive 599 GTO has had the pleasure of being under the ownership of just one individual, a renowned Southern California based vintage Ferrari collector and enthusiast, for its entire life. Custom ordered, and hand built, at the legendary Maranello-based Ferrari factory in October of 2010 as a 2011 model-year car, the new 599 GTO was finished in new as it appears today, in a stealth black exterior, topped by a sliver roof and red competition-style nose band. The interior was trimmed in the finest black Italian leathers, neatly accented by a red touch to the steering wheel and seats. The potent 670-horsepower Ferrari has been cared for at the highest level and serviced by Ferrari of Newport Beach as necessary. At the time of cataloging, just 7,753 miles were recorded on the odometer, or an average of just over 1,000 miles per year. Factory accessories such as tool kit and gloves, and the factory books and manuals still accompany the well-kept Ferrari. Due to the supercar being sparsely used, both the exterior and interior present with very limited wear.
103 2002 BMW Z8 WBAEJ13412AH61379 $175,000 $225,000 $184,800 €158,928 Mid Titanium Silver Metallic over Black leather. Completing production at the Munich-based Bayerische Motoren Werke in October of 2001 as a 2002 model-year car, this Z8 was one of just 2,543 Roadsters destined for the U.S. market. The first owner purchased the vehicle in Ohio and would maintain possession for nearly 10 years. Over this time the vehicle gained the largest portion of its mileage, was registered to California, and later New Hampshire. Eventually in 2012, the second owner took custody of the BMW while the car was in New England, using the car sparingly over the next five years. The vehicle’s third owner was, again, a New Hampshire resident who took ownership in 2017, but would only have the retro-roadster for four months before the current owner purchased the vehicle. Remarkably, just about 7,400 miles are currently displayed on the dashboard. As one would expect from such limited use, this Z8 appears in very good condition. Finished in the attractive combination of Titanium Silver Metallic over soft sport black leather, both inside and out show with the most minimal signs of wear. This BMW carries many of the extras that accompanied the vehicle upon delivery: the hardtop, boot cover, wind stop, tool kit, owners and service manuals, an entire set of keys with leather pouch, and even the Z8 coffee table book.
104 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing 198.040.5500543 $1,250,000 $1,500,000 $1,875,000 €1,612,500 25% Black DB40 0ver Red 1079 leather. via Max Hoffman with Rudge wheels, vendor ’67 (2). 2 owners and 58,714 miles from new. Hand-built at the Mercedes-Benz works in July of 1955, this exceptional Gullwing was completed exactly as it appears today. The car was painted in the stealth color of DB 40 Black, with the interior completed in code 1079 Red, and has retained these original finishes until this day. According to Mercedes-Benz records, this Gullwing had the factory remark Special Order, and was fitted with the desirable Rudge wheels from the factory. The new Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing was destined for the US market, more specifically Max Hoffmans legendary New York dealership, Hoffman Motors. All of these dates and records are neatly documented in several books, and on the copies of the factory build sheets, which can be found in the car’s history file. The Gullwing’s first owner was a local New Yorker, who kept the car until 1967, when he sold the luxurious car to the consignor. Impressively, when adding this up, the car has remained with in the current ownership for over 50 years! When purchased in 1967, the consignor reports that the car was a well-kept automobile, in original condition throughout. At the time, the consignor lived in New York, but relocated to California some decades later, bringing the car with him. It is evident, that he has used it sparingly and always kept it in very good storage. The odometer reads just 58,714 miles today, which matches the condition of the original and preserved car perfectly. Numerous 300SL experts have recently inspected the Gullwing, all utterly impressed by the cars incredible original and pampered condition. A close look reveals the black exterior paint being largely original throughout. There are light door dings and small imperfections in areas, but all-in-all the factory paint has survived extremely well and should be left just as it is. The red interior—including the beige headliner—is original and shows an absolutely lovely patina. The original ivory-colored steering wheel is in place, as is the original VDO gauges and switch-gear. Chrome and brightwork, as well as lights and lenses, are equally original and preserved, showing very light aging. Furthermore, the factory chassis, body, and paint tags are all original and unaltered. The Rudge wheels are all marked “5/55” (May 1955), perfectly matching the cars completion date at the Mercedes-Benz factory. Even the spare wheel appears to be original, also stamped 5/55, and fitted with a very old, yet lightly used, bias ply tire. Neatly affixed in the trunk is the factory jack. The engine compartment has retained its factory finishes, and, keeping with its authenticity, the engine is the matching numbers unit, which appears to never have been opened up or out of the car. Exceptional.
105 1934 Horch 780B Cabriolet 78380 $600,000 $775,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Royal Blue over Grey leather. Unknown (1), later to Belarus ’40s., unknown, discovered ’05, Horch Classics, Germany ’05. Despite its storage in a barn, this octogenarian was in well-preserved condition, including the timber frame, body panels and hood frame, thus enabling the restoration team to keep these original elements. The timber frame was cleaned and where necessary damaged sections were replaced with seasoned ash or oak. The body panels were inspected and almost all original pieces were able to be reinstalled. According to restoration documentation, only the two bonnets and running boards required replacement. The frame for the top was fully restored and a new hood fitted with a rich woolen velour liner in stately grey. The glazing was replaced with laminated glass, while the headlamps, chromed trim, all the seat and door mechanisms, plus all the driving lights were refurbished, rather than replaced. The interior was redressed in grey leather and the Horch was finally painted in stunning Königsblau (Royal Blue) with a premium clear topcoat. Meanwhile, the running gear of the car was fully dismantled and the front and rear axles, differential, gearbox and steering systems were all overhauled as necessary, with an emphasis not only on preserving originality, but drivability. Subsequently, safety critical elements such as the brakes and steering were renewed. Upon inspection, it was determined that several key features could be maintained exactly as original, including the radiator, the horn in the engine bay, the carburetor and the exhaust manifold. The engine was dismantled and inspected and fitted with new seals to the valve guides, new bearings and pistons. The camshaft drive was overhauled, and the crankshaft was balanced together with the flywheel. The engine was then reassembled and tested on a dynamometer for over 20 hours before finally being reinstalled to the car. According to the consignor, the car runs smoothly and without hesitation. To maximize drivability, a new Getrag five speed gearbox was installed to facilitate shifting, and although this is not the original specification for the 780 B, the 5-Speed transmission was a feature on the subsequent Horch 853 and is considered the preferred gearbox by marque devotees. In 2013 the car was presented at the Jewels in the Park concours d’elégance at Classic Days, Schloss Dyck, Germany, and received the award for ‘Best Restoration’ – a tribute to the car’s significance and the exceptional quality of the work completed by the Horch Classic team. After the concours the Horch was carefully stored in a climate-controlled facility and never driven. It was eventually sold in 2016 to the current consignor, a private collector, with a passion for highly valuable and significant automobiles. Within that collection the car has been meticulously maintained, regularly started, but never driven, with only a few delivery miles on the restoration. Remarkable.
106 1956 Porsche 356A Carrera GS Coupe 56083 $450,000 $600,000 $436,750 €375,605 -3% “Silver over Black. Unnamed (1), Dean Jeffries, CA, USA ’57 (2), Wanting to be known as more than a painter. He removed the bumpers, extended the nose, added frenched headlights, a rear scoop with custom grille, handmade taillights, and roof vents. It does seem that everyone in the Barris shop pitched in to work on the car.
Dean was one of the pioneers of new painting techniques, including the use of pearls and metal flake; the car was painted in pearlescent silver and used aircraft clear as a topcoat. He also applied silver leaf to the dashboard, built turned aluminum panels for the door jambs and engine compartment, and chromed the sheet metal on the engine. The car won over thirty first place trophies at car shows in southern California during the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. Dean’s own admission was that the Carrera was the car that effectively launched his career. The Carrera was featured in many of the mag-azines of the era, including the cover of the October 1959 Rod & Custom. Albert Nussbaum ’62 (3), at the time painted gold, some-time in early 1962. Mr. Nussbaum, had completed a string of successful bank robberies and was on FBI ten most wanted list. Nussbaum used the car to drive to Florida, where it was seen in his sister’s driveway. The Carrera then disappeared for a few years, likely in a government impound facility, Randy Toole (4?), The car resurfaced in 1966, when it was purchased by Mr. Randy Toole. Mr. Toole had the ailing 4-cam engine replaced with a conventional pushrod engine, and painted the car white. He retained the car until 1968. The Porsche was then purchased in 1969 by Sandy Hunter, in Florida, and driven to Atlanta. In 1970, Sandy sold the car to Margaret Daole (5?). It was at this time that the consigner first saw the Carrera, and it was love at first sight. The car was acquired in 1971 (6)?, The consignor drove the car regularly for a few years, and even auto-crossed in a few events. The Porsche was repainted white with a blue stripe and a replacement 4-cam engine from a 550 Spyder was installed. The Carrera would remain nearly unchanged until the consignor began his restoration in the late 2000’s. The 4-cam engine fitted was discovered to be the original race engine for Porsche Spyder 550-0022 that raced at Sebring in 1955. The Spyder’s owner of-fered to trade a freshly rebuilt 1600cc plain bearing engine from a 1959 Carrera in ex-change. The engines were exchanged and the current 4-cam unit installed. In 2007, the consignor was introduced to Mike Marcelic, a true craftsman whose has won multiple first place awards. The restoration was started in 2008, and was complet-ed in 2011, after the Glasurit Corporation was persuaded by Bill Warner to donate the materials to the restoration. A Glasurit representative went to Dean’s shop in Holly-wood, where Dean personally selected a match for his original color. The car was un-veiled for the first time at the Amelia Island Concours in 2011, in front of Dean Jeffries. In 2016, the Jeffries Carrera was invited back for its second appearance at the Amelia Island Concours and again in 2018. In recent months, the Carrera was filmed for an episode of Caffeine and Octane where Magnus Walker interviewed the consigner about the history of the car that is said to have inspired the entire Outlaw Porsche movement. This particular 356 Carrera is a unique piece of American motoring history. Modified in period by one of the most legendary customizers and hot rodders from the Golden Age of custom cars and presented with a current FIVA passport. It is also offered with an extensive history file. The opportunity to purchase this unique piece of German and American motoring history should not be ignored.”
107 1977 Porsche 930 3.0 Turbo 9307800407 $120,000 $160,000 N/R $106,400 €91,504 -11% Desert Beige (#516) over Brown leather. Bonhams is honored to offer this phenomenal 3.0-liter Turbo Carrera on behalf of its 40-year caretaker. After an exhaustive search for a very specific build, the consignor’s car broker was able to locate this 1977 example that had covered just over 5,000 miles at Carlsen Porsche in Redwood City, California. The car was adorned with code 516 Desert Beige paint over a brown leather interior with dark brown carpets (a requirement of the consignor). The period color scheme is spectacular. The car was optioned with a limited-slip differential and an electric sunroof. As part of the purchase, the consignor traded in his 1974 911 Targa. Throughout its entire life, the Turbo has lived in Northern California and been maintained to the highest standards. Regular services have been consistently carried out and are extensively documented in the car’s immense history file. Less than 1,000 miles ago, the car received an extensive engine service, refreshing any worn items with correct specification parts. Having always been protected by multiple layers of protective coatings, both the original paint and interior are in fantastic condition. At the time of cataloging, the car had covered just 88,567 miles, although thanks to the impeccable and continuous care it has always received, presents, and drives as if it were 1977. In addition to 40 years’ worth of service receipts, the car is accompanied by its original dealer’s price label, purchase agreement, COA, Jack and tools, and manuals. The 3.0 Turbo Carrera’s are highly sought after by the collector community, and for good reason as few—if any—cars can offer the thrill that the Turbo provides. Finding an example in such unique colors that has been maintained by a 40-year caretaker and enthusiast to this level is not something that is easily replicated.
108 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Freestone & Webb DHC 203RY $350,000 $450,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Blue and Grey over Grey leather. RHD. A. Sainsbury Esq. of Sainsbury (1), unknown, the build sheet – a rarity in a car over 80 years of age – offers some fascinating information, for example, this automobile was ordered on the rare and desirable, high-speed Continental chassis, specifically built for ‘town work and touring’ in the ‘UK and Continent’. It used a short ‘Continental wheelbase’ with a two-door body, featuring a fully opening top. The springs were especially set for the load of four to five passengers, plus two pieces of luggage weighing 2 CWT or 214 pounds, and the ‘close coupled drophead de Ville coupe body’ weighed 10.5 CWTS – or 1,176 pounds. Chassis 203RY was dispatched on June 12, 1934, and delivered the following day to Freestone & Webb, the London based coachbuilder renowned for coaching prestigious marques such as Bentley and Rolls-Royce. The Continental was completed and delivered in June of 1934. This marvelous Rolls-Royce Phantom II presents today in two-tone paint with deep blue for the upper-bonnet and running boards, which arc elegantly over the wheels in a single curvaceous sweep the full length of the automobile. The body and rear cowl of the Continental present in sophisticated silver grey, coordinating with a lavish interior also dressed in light grey. The retractable top is grey and features a small glass window in the rear. The dash comprises highly varnished burl wood, all the gauges and switches are polished chrome, and the car sports white-wall tires with two spares embedded in the wheel arches over the front fenders. Chassis 203RY retains the original engine (NZ45) that was built for the car in 1934, as is designated by the factory-stamped plate in the engine compartment and the factory built sheet. This delightful Phantom II Continental is in beautiful condition and complete with the build sheet for verification and its remarkable celebrity ownership, chassis 203RY represents one of the most collectible and rare examples of the model in exitance today.
109 1913 Mercedes-Benz 28/60HP Fastback 16352 $800,000 $1,000,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Red and Black over Black leather. RHD. via Milnes-Daimler-Mercedes, Ltd. to unknown, UK (1), later to Norm Viney, OH ’50s, restored in the ’50s, further refurbishment by Tom Lester, Solon Sprinchorn, NY ’70s, stored for decades, rebuilt ’97, later stored at a family home in CA. Sadly, Mr. Sprinchorn’s first tour in the Mercedes was also his last, as he passed away just six months later. His son-in-law decided to keep the car in honor of the former owner, and it officially passed into his possession in 1998. Interested in “touring and tinkering,” he drove the Mercedes on numerous Horseless Carriage Club of America (HCCA) tours on the West Coast, and during one such event in Napa Valley the motor developed a bad bearing. In 2007 the owner entrusted the car to the awarded Robin Onsoien and his Early Motors in Nipomo, California, to professionally rebuild the original T-head Daimler-Mercedes engine, and a more comprehensive refurbishment was soon commenced. In addition to a complete chassis freshening, the coachwork was carefully stripped and refinished in a two-tone scheme of black and red, and Loren Burch of Pasadena rebuilt the soft top and properly reupholstered the seats in black leather. The restoration process is extensively documented with detailed photographs. After completing restoration in 2008, the Mercedes was used on at least another 12 tours, and the owner estimates he has accrued approximately 1,000 miles of annual use while fastidiously maintaining the antique car. As detailed in a cover feature in the September/October 2009 issue of The Star (the MBCA magazine), he has run the racing engine with abandon, achieving freeway speeds during event use. Though the 28/60 remains mostly original, it has been tastefully upgraded for improved mechanical function with a modern starter; a single switch for the magneto, battery, and buzz-coil; and an alternator to provide power for an electric fuel pump, electric lights in the acetylene headlamps, and electric taillights with a directional signal. Accompanied by side curtains, a boot, tonneau cover, and spare parts, this exquisite early Mercedes presents beautifully with period details like the Ducellier brass headlamps, wood-spoke artillery wheels, and a wicker-woven rear luggage piece. The phaeton would make an ideal candidate for further use on vintage tours, and as the current longtime owner had no interest in attending exhibitions the car is virtually unknown to the show circuit, portending a warm welcome at regional Concours d’Elegance, Mercedes-Benz Club of America events, and Mercedes gatherings. In all likelihood one of but a handful that remain extant worldwide, this charming Cardan-drive Mercedes 28/60 is a superlative example of the revolutionary engineering that emerged from DMG in the early 1900s. It would make an important acquisition for any enthusiast, particularly suited to brass-era collections.
110 1996 Porsche 911/993 GT2 Club Sport WP0ZZZ99ZTS392151 $1,500,000 $2,000,000 $1,105,000 €950,300 -26% White over Black leather. 1 of 20 examples. via MIZWA Limited to unknown, Japan. According to its factory-issued Certificate of Authenticity, this stunning Clubsport variant was completed January 17, 1996, departing the factory wearing P5 Grand Prix White, an understated color best lent as a calming hue for very fast cars that were going to be driven on the street. It was equipped for the West German market, with an extensive number of options which included the OBD II diagnostic system, power steering, a 40/60% locking differential, a graduated green-tinted windshield, a higher-output battery, racing safety equipment that included a body-color-painted roll cage and Nomex-covered Kevlar racing bucket seats, Schroth competition harnesses, a radio-delete package, Michelin tires, and a handsome Momo 930S-styled leather-wrapped steering wheel with painted center crest. Because its first owner apparently expected to put this car into occasional street usage, he asked that an air-conditioning system be installed, along with fog lights and an anti-theft system. Befitting such a competition-flavored machine, the car’s interior was almost entirely stripped of weighty and unnecessary items. However, while the standard 911 door cards were replaced with light-weight RS-style components, electric windows were included. Beneath the front trunk lid can be found a multi-piece light-alloy strut brace. After delivery, this Clubsport was exported to Japan, where a devoted community of Porsche enthusiasts has an affinity for exotic automobiles with left-hand controls. During its early life, an entertainment system was installed. Documents accompanying this automobile show that it enjoyed regular maintenance, including visits to the Japanese Porsche distributor MIZWA Limited in Tokyo and several other establishments. A MIZWA label in the engine bay shows a service visit on November 10, 2009 when the car had been driven just 21,261 kilometers, and included invoices show the car was more recently serviced at about 39,000 km, just prior to its shipment to the United States for re-sale. A repair order dated 8-22-2016 shows a four-wheel suspension re-alignment. This Clubsport, which shows 39,529 km as of catalogging, presents virtually as new, and is supplied with its original collapsible spare tire and a partial tool roll. With its thundering otherworldly performance, projector headlamps, aggressive front air splitter, large bi-plane rear wing, huge wheels beneath wide bolt-on flares, and simple “911 GT” engine cover badging, the 993 GT2 Clubsport remains an over-the-top statement more than two decades after it was built. It issues a fair warning to the unwary: “Don’t mess with me!” This potent and exciting example would be a fitting capstone to any collection of fine Porsches.
111 1936 Alvis Silver Eagle SG Cross & Ellis DHC 12720 $140,000 $180,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Red over Cream leather. RHD. 1 of 15 examples. The new car was delivered by Alvis Ltd. to Bambers of Leeds, on April 4, 1936, where it was purchased same day by Mr. Grange Sheard. It is believed the SG was placed into storage during Mr. Sheard’s ownership of the car and following his eventual passing in 1951, it changed ownership for the first time in 1967. According to documents on file, the Alvis received a safety inspection by the UK Ministry of Transport on June 4, 1966. In July 1967, it was purchased by Elazar Behar of Seattle from Jack Bond of Vintage Autos Ltd. in London, England. It was loaded onto the Royal Main Line freighter SS Loch Loyal on August 23, 1967 and shipped to Los Angeles, where it cleared customs prior to arriving in Seattle on September 12, 1967. Alvis Ltd. parts records show Mr. Behar purchased a head gasket for the car in early 1968. In October 1972, Mr. Behar sold the Alvis to Paul Lutey of Freeland, Washington, through whom it passed in January 1976 to George Raab of Sammamish, Washington. In 1984, Mr. Raab entrusted the Alvis to Greg Soter’s Phantom Restorations in Seattle for a full restoration. The restoration was completed over a five-year period with several thousand hours of work performed to high concours-quality standards. Soon after completion, Mr. Raab stored the Alvis and after his passing in October 2013, the current owners acquired it from the Raab estate. Given its excellence and rarity, the new owners submitted the Alvis to the rigorous application process for CCCA Full Classic™ recognition. In January 2014, their efforts were rewarded when the car accorded this coveted status. The Alvis has been shown at the following: Concours d’Elegance at The Wood in Lynnwood, Washington, the Crescent Beach Concours d’Elegance in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance at the LeMay – America’s Car Museum, where it was subsequently placed within a special Custom Coachwork exhibit. Recently, the car was serviced mechanically, and received a tune-up. Offered with exceptional documentation, the Alvis was recently the subject of a Summer 2015 feature the CCCA Pacific Northwest Region magazine. An elegant car, which would be welcomed to the most prestigious Concours d’Elegance events around the world.
112 1937 Lincoln Model K Le Baron Convertible Sedan K8222 $70,000 $90,000 N/R $61,600 €52,976 -12% Dark Blue over Red leather. The early provenance of this lovely Lincoln convertible is largely unknown. That being said, the current owner has documentation that the car sold in 2007 from the National Automobile Museum at Harrah’s Hotel in Reno, Nevada. The museum exhibited the Lincoln among its peers as a preserved and superlative example of 1930s automotive excellence. Not only has this car received the Grand Classic Award from the Classic Car Club of America for Best Original Automobile, but this fabulous Lincoln has been meticulously maintained and lovingly cared for. Moreover, it presents today with fewer than 26,000 original miles on the odometer, a figure believed to be original. An octogenarian in largely original condition, this honest and impressive classic will add prestige to any collection and facilitate memorable Sunday drives for the entire family.
113 1949 Cadillac Series 61 Club Coupe 496107358 $50,000 $65,000 N/R $39,200 €33,712 -22% Metallic Green over Beige leather. Auto. This 1949 Cadillac Series 61 Club Coupe is a beautiful example of Cadillac’s fastback Sedanette model. Offered from a prominent Utah-based collection of exceptional motorcars, this handsome Cadillac benefits from a comprehensive restoration carried out in the 1990s, which has been cared for and maintained beautifully. The metallic green paintwork suits the car nicely and shines brightly like the extensive chrome work adorning the exterior. Inside, the period-correct striped tan cloth interior is in very good condition and retains some original pieces as well. The OHV V8 engine purrs well and is mated to the smooth Hydra-matic automatic transmission. This Series 61 Cadillac Club Coupe is a striking example of the legendary marque’s elegant fastback model, ready to be driven and enjoyed by its next owner.
114 1913 Pierce-Arrow Model 66 7 pass Touring 66667 $600,000 $800,000 Not sold Not sold N/A “Claret over Black leather. RHD. 1 of 14 survivors. Unknown, Touring coachwork fitted, later converted to acting as a fire pumper for the Minneapolis Fire Department. In an effort to replace its horse drawn transport with motorized vehicles, Ben Saunders, IO ’50s, donated to Shriners of Sioux City, Irving Jensen, restored with recreated 7 pass coachwork by Red’s Metal Shaping and Lief Drexler, The 1913 Model 66 emerged from its refurbishment sporting glorious claret paint with superb accent pinstriping over the fenders and hood. The top is black with the small glass rear window, over sumptuous quilted black leather upholstery, with ample seating for seven, thanks to two flip-up jump-seats in the rear. This right-hand drive model comes with a wooden steering wheel and a chromed instrument panel sporting enough gauges to equip an aircraft. The engine bay sparkles with brass and chrome which belies the running/driving condition of the car. The Model 66 is adorned with several stamps and engraved insignias throughout to demark its designation – leaving the onlooker in no doubt of the lineage of this remarkable automobile.
Almost immediately, Jensen showed the Model 66 at the Pierce-Arrow Society’s National Meet in Minneapolis, the AACA meet in Wisconsin and most impressively at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, in Carmel California. Then in 1999 Jensen offered the car to Dan Gernatt of Collins, New York – himself a marque specialist and collector, who benefitted from the fact that this superb Pierce-Arrow was the best Model 66 to be made available for over 25 years. Shortly thereafter the Pierce-Arrow served as the Poster Car for the 2001 Concours d’Elegance of the Eastern United States in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, winning both the Chief Judges Award and the Bethlehem Star Award. In 2009 it returned and again took the Bethlehem Star Award at the 20th anniversary celebration of the concours.
For all its accolades, this fêted Model 66 was no trailer queen. Jensen drove the automobile regularly and particularly enjoyed touring over various terrain, including a 2014 event in Michigan which required more than 1,200 miles of challenging driving. It was noted by the owner that there was not a car on the tour that could pass the mighty 1913 Pierce-Arrow. Several tours were completed by Jensen and when not out on the open road, the car was always meticulously garaged and maintained in superb running condition. To facilitate regular use, the ignition was upgraded and an electric starter installed, although the original compression starter is fully operational. Vendor ’15. Superb.”
115 1938 Lincoln Model K Le Baron Coupe K9314 $200,000 $300,000 $201,600 €173,376 Mid Blue over Beige leather. Though its early ownership history is unknown, this LeBaron Coupe was reportedly purchased by King Hussein of Jordan for inclusion in his superb automobile collection at the Royal Museum in Amman, Jordan. Following the King’s death in 1999, his daughter, Princess Alia, gave the car identified as “engine no. K9314” to Mr. Said Abd Alkareem Rasheed Mohamed Rasheed, as documented on December 18, 2002. The LeBaron Coupe was registered to him in 2004, identified again as K9314 but with no indication of its purchase details, having been received as a gift. A few years later, the car was purchased by the Paul and Chris Andrews Collection of Fort Worth, Texas. Father Paul and son Chris Andrews treated the car to engine work by Hatfield Restorations of Canton, Texas, which returned its V-12 to as-new condition. Much of its exterior chrome was replated, as well. The paint and interior remain in excellent condition, with just enough patina on the interior trim to give this car an authentic yet impeccably cared-for appearance. via RM Andrews ’15 $231k. 12th of 12 ever made.
116 1973 Ferrari 365GTB/4 16519 $600,000 $800,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Rosso Chiaro over Nero leather. This gorgeous example of the legendary Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona was completed on March 20, 1973 in Clear Red (Rosso Chiaro 20-R-190) over a black interior (Nero VM 8500) in Connolly leather. It is a left-hand drive European version with air conditioning and extensive research shows that chassis 16519 was number 1,029 in the assembly sequence, bearing Scaglietti body number 1063. Within a few weeks of completion this Ferrari 365 GTB/4 was delivered to Geneva, Switzerland and sold to a private collector. Documentation is incomplete, but it appears that the Ferrari spent a brief spell in Portugal before making its way to Sweden in 1976, where it remained for seven years, after which it was exported to the United States by a Ferrari enthusiast in Virginia. In 1986, the Daytona was purchased by Stanley Cohen of Windsor, Connecticut, who registered the car with the Ferrari Owners Club and retained it for his personal collection until June of 2000. With only 13,000 kms on the odometer and now sporting a new tan leather interior, the car was acquired by Herb Chambers, CEO of The Herb Chambers Companies – the largest automobile dealership in New England, based in Somerville, Massachusetts. According to correspondence with Chambers which accompanies the car, he purchased the Ferrari Daytona for his own private collection and personal use and added a new set of Borrani wire wheels. The current owner acquired the car in 2005 with just around 15,000 kms on the odometer – a figure indeed believed to be the cars actual mileage – and immediately exhibited it at the Quail Motorsports Gathering in Carmel Valley, California. The Daytona went on to garner several awards at various events, including Best of Show at the Highland Village Ferrari Festival in Houston. Since 2005, the current owner has driven the car less than 10,000 kms and stored it in an air-conditioned garage. Most recently the Ferrari has undergone a full inspection and compression test by Ferrari of Houston in preparation for the Cento-Miglia in New Orleans, and is deemed to be in very good condition – a testament to over 30 years of meticulous care and maintenance. This Ferrari Daytona has never been modified or compromised, and is a matching numbers car, as is testified by the Ferrari Classiche Certification – or Red Book – which accompanies the car. The sale also includes the original owner’s manuals, books and tools, plus a set of Cromodora wheels. Dressed in an iconic robe of Pininfarina design and Scaglietti craftsmanship, it has become a standard bearer for the legendary Ferrari marque.
117 1950 Veritas Scorpion Cabriolet 5095 $500,000 $700,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Metallic Blue over Brown leather. RHD. An intriguing fusion of pre-war mechanical components and post-war style, the BMW-based Veritas model dates from the late 1940s, a period when the scarcity of readily available competition cars led to the creation of numerous interesting ‘specials’. This Veritas Scorpion received a restoration in the early 1990’s where it was finished in the beautiful blue exterior and tanned leather interior it is presented in today. More recently this motorcar was recommissioned by BMW Classic. With BMW Classic, the Scorpion received a sympathetic cosmetic restoration retaining as much of the originality from its 25-year-old restoration as possible. The body was repainted where necessary while the chrome, glass, and interior were kept intact and renewed to functional cosmetic standards. BMW Classic sorted through the mechanical components of this Scorpion to bring it to road worthy condition, successfully registering and TÜF approving the car in December 2017. The car is equipped with a modern radiator, electric fans, and updated oil cooler, installed during previous ownership to accommodate regular road use.Due to prevailing economic conditions forcing a continual lack of resources and organization with Veritas, BMW cannot date chassis 5095 to its delivery specifications and ownership history. This car is presented with updated German registration, invoices listing the work completed by BMW, and a thorough inspection report received April 2018. Today, this magnificent example of post-war German design and coachwork presents beautifully throughout, and would make a fine addition to any pre or post-war collection. via Bonhams ’15 $907l
118 1950 Delahaye 135M Guillore Cabriolet Atlas 801636 $250,000 $350,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Delahaye Blue over Dark Blue leather. RHD. 1 of 5 fitted with this coachwork, unknown early history, Francois-Michel Faucher ’90s, Philippe Looten, repainted by Bonnefoy, stunning state of exterior cosmetic condition, Hugo Modderman, Monaco. While a fresh repaint in the car’s original color of dark blue cellulose was commissioned, the Delahaye’s all-original interior was deemed to have a charming patina worth preserving, so the leather was sympathetically cleaned and refreshed by Swisswax. In such enviable cosmetic condition, 801636 remained a striking visage of its original 1949 Parisian presentation, and made a perfect entry for the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The car also ran in that year’s Pebble Beach Motoring Classic, winding down to Monterey from Seattle, Washington, and once again in the 2014 event. In 2012, the Atlas Cabriolet was treated to another bout of engine work, freshening the motor’s operating condition and leaving it optimally primed for additional events. Appropriately, the car then received an honorable mention for Furthest Distance Traveled to the Event at the 2012 Schloss-Bensburg Classic Concours d’Elegance in Germany. The current owner acquired the car in 2015 and has carefully stored the car since with only occasional use. Exceptional.
119 1967 MG MGB Roadster GHN3L/122653 $35,000 $45,000 N/R $33,600 €28,896 -4% Pale Primrose Yellow over Black. The MGB was optioned with wire wheels wrapped with white-wall tires, heater, and ashtray. The new MGB was purchased by a Mr. E. R. Erickson, in July of 1967, from Import Motors in Bellingham, Washington. The car would remain with Erickson until November 2011, when Mr. Erickson’s son—an avid MG Car Club member—sold the authentic car to the late Robert “Bob” Koons of Columbia, SC. The preserved MGB has since been treated to devoted custodianship and maintenance, with careful consideration given to the cars originality. Today this exceptional MGB remains in unrestored condition, retaining the original Pale Primrose Yellow paint, mechanicals, interior, and weather equipment. With just 6,700 miles on the odometer at the time of cataloging, this MGB is among the most credible examples in existence. The “Time Capsule” like car retains its original tool kit, jack, driver’s handbook, and owner’s manual with Protect-O-Plate. Furthermore, the history file includes several British Motor Corporation documents, such as the customer identification plate (which expedited warranty service to customers in the USA), the original service book, and Heritage Trust certificate. Stunning.
120 1949 MG TC Kerrigan Special TC/EXU/7514 $60,000 $90,000 N/R $51,520 €44,307 -14% Green over Green. RHD. This historic MG was purchased as a used car in 1949 by Spence Kerrigan of Haywood, California. Soon after, Mr. Kerrigan prepared the car for racing by modifying it to stage II and entered it in the very first Pebble Beach Road Race on November 5, 1950. It was raced as number 9 and driven by Jay Chamberlain. This very car was featured in the 2016 film Racing through the Forest: The History of the 1950-1956 Pebble Beach® Road Races. In period, the original engine was modified by boring and sleeving the cylinders to bring the displacement to 1500cc. This modification, although well-proven in a similar car by Spence Kerrigan’s brother Bill (who won many races in California), weakened the block and, after a few miles, split it like a watermelon. The MG engine was later replaced with a Ford V8 engine without altering the car’s cowl or outward appearance. The Kerrigan’s MG was later dismantled for restoration and remained with Mr. Kerrigan until less than a decade ago. Then, it was purchased by the late Robert “Bob” Koons, joining his exceptional Columbia, SC-based collection of British sportscars. Starting in 2009, a magnificent two-year restoration was carried out by specialist Leroy M. Gane. Gane was Roger Penske’s first race mechanic in the 1960s and 1970s. The MG’s racing heritage was furthered by Mr. Gane incorporating numerous period speed and racing parts during the restoration (e.g. XPEG engine with a Lucas Laystall cylinder head, SU H6 carburetors, and Vertex Magneto). Other modifications included a fully boxed and seam welded chassis, twin leading shoe front brakes, and rack and pinion steering. In the Kerrigan Special’s impressive history file are the original instructions to participants in the 1950 Pebble Beach Road Race, as well as a framed map of the race course, photos of the Kerrigan’s in the car around 1950, and many letters and documentation. This historic TC racer has been invited to the prestigious Rolex Reunion Races in Monterey and has raced successfully at SVRA events, including those at Watkins Glen International Raceway and Pocono International Raceway. Furthermore, it is a piece of American and MG race history; eligible for exclusive racing and rally events around the globe.
121 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Coupe 886489 $150,000 $200,000 N/R $190,400 €163,744 Mid Opalescent Bronze over Red leather. This exceptional E-Type Coupe was finished at Jaguar’s Coventry works on July 30, 1962. It was built just like it appears today, a left-hand drive model painted in the striking Opalescent Bronze color and trimmed in Red Connolly leather, which remains intact on this original and beautifully preserved car. Interestingly, the cars livery actually duplicated that of the Jaguar’s 1961 New York Auto Show display car. Like many E-Types, this car was destined for the United States, where a Preston H. Smith purchased the new Jaguar on February 6, 1963, from Ladd Motors in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Mr. Smith never used the car in the rain and stopped driving the car in 1976. From then on, it sat carefully stored away from the elements in his garage, until he sold it to a Mr. Mowrey—a fellow Pennsylvanian enthusiast—in 1990. The highly original E-Type was featured in car shows in the 1990s, where it won many awards, including 1st Place multiple times in the Hershey Auto Show. In 2003, Mr. Mowrey sold the fastidiously well-preserved Opalescent Bronze Series I E-Type to the late Robert “Bob” Koons. The 12,000-mile original Jaguar soon joined Koons impressive Columbia, SC-based collection of some of the most original British sportscars in existence. The car has remained there ever since, enjoying a climate-controlled environment, dedicated service, and maintenance.Today, this E-Type retains its original factory applied paint, interior, brightwork, and factory accessories. Even the tires are original, and the spare tire is said to have never touched the ground. Any Jaguar or preservation-class car enthusiast should treat themselves to a close inspection of this stunning “time-capsule” automobile, still retaining factory markings and tags, along with the original matching numbers drivetrain. Accompanying the sale of the car is a large history file documenting previous sales records, testimonies from previous owners, old titles, as well as the Jaguar-issued Heritage Trust Certificate, and original tool kit. With just 12,418 original miles on the odometer at the time of cataloging, this is unquestionably one of the best-preserved Series I E-Types in existence.
122 1949 MG TC Racer TC/9006 $40,000 $55,000 N/R $44,800 €38,528 Mid Green over Beige leather. RHD. This expertly prepared Sports Racing MG TC was built by the late Robert “Bob” Koons and Roy Gane; a team that worked for the Penske Racing Team in the glorious 1960s and early 1970s. The work was carried out at Bryn Mawr, PA-based Updraught Enterprises from 2007 through 2009. R&W Enterprises of East Fallowfield, PA built up a competition engine using a later MGTF 1500cc block, Carrillo rods, billet crankshaft, forged Arias pistons, and various other vintage speed parts, resulting in 125bhp and 123ft/lbs. at 5,500rpm. The original numbers matching engine was retained, in case anyone might want to re-install it in the future. A Lucas Laystall head, Vertex Magneto, 1½” SU carburetors, and duel SU fuel pumps were fitted as well. In addition to the performance work, the car was restored cosmetically, with high-quality woodland green paint and a leather interior with exact replica MG competition seats. Throughout the whole process, the intent was to engineer, construct, and finish an MG TC true to how Gane and Koons historically worked on Roger Penske’s cars. The TC debuted at the U.S. Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen in September 2009. Subsequently, the TC has raced successfully at other SVRA events, including the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, New Jersey Motorsports Park, and Pocono International Raceway.
123 1960 MG MGA 1600 Roadster GHNL/71203 $50,000 $75,000 N/R $43,680 €37,565 -13% White over Black. Built during the summer of 1959, this MGA 1600 Roadster remains unrestored, with its original paint, interior, weather equipment, mechanicals, factory wire wheels, and tires intact. According to its well-documented history, the car was purchased new by Dr. Phillip Robinson in 1960, from Morris Garage in Maryland, New York. In August 1971, the original dealer, Gordon Morris, realized that Dr. Robinson was not driving the car and persuaded him to sell it back to him with just around 2000 miles on it. The MGA was added to Mr. Morris’ personal collection, and treated as a museum piece for display purposes. In 1975, the MGA had only accumulated 2,247 miles, and was passed on to Gordon Morris’ son. Subsequent years saw a trip to Maine and some local driving, until it was purchased in 1984 by Mr. Carl Meyer of Slingerlands, New York, who used it as a show car. The late Robert “Bob” Koons acquired the car from Mr. Meyer in February of 1994 and it soon joined Koons’ impressive Columbia, SC-based collection of some of the most original British sportscars in existence. The MGA has remained there ever since, enjoying a climate-controlled environment, dedicated service, and maintenance. With just 3,502 miles on the odometer today, this is believed to be the lowest mileage MGA 1600 Roadster in the US. Considerable documentation can be found in the history file, as well as owner’s manuals, period literature, and the Heritage Certificate. A true “Time-Capsule” MGA for the discerning collector of genuinely original cars
124 1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster 1R9068 $130,000 $170,000 N/R $145,600 €125,216 Mid Black over Suede Green and Black top. This “Time-Capsule” like, truly original condition E-Type Roadster is presented just as it looked when it left the factory. Hand-built at Jaguars Browns Lane works in April of 1969, this left-hand drive Series II Roadster was sent to the American continent for delivery during the Summer of ’69, through Jaguar importer British Motor Holdings in Canada. The E-Type looked exactly like it does today, with its exterior finished in classic British Racing Green paint, the interior trimmed in matching Suede Green leather, and a black soft top tugged behind the seats. The transmission option was the 4-speed manual, fully-synchronized gearbox. The first owner, a Mr. Michael Mady, purchased the new Jaguar from Downton Motor Sales Limited of Windsor, Ontario. Astonishingly, the green E-Type would remain with Mr. Mady for more than 35 years, stored away in excellent conditions for most of the time and covering just about 4,000 total miles from new! The all-original Jaguar was purchased from Mr. Mady’s estate in 2005, by the late Robert “Bob” Koons. The “Time-Capsule” Jaguar soon joined Koons’ impressive Columbia, SC-based collection of some of the most original British sportscars in existence. The car has remained there ever since, enjoying a climate-controlled environment, dedicated service, and maintenance. Today, this 1969 E-Type Roadster remains unrestored and original through and through, with just 4,826 miles on the odometer at the time of cataloging. The original factory-applied British Racing Green paint is intact, as is the original interior, matching numbers mechanical systems, top, and Dunlop Whitewall SP radial tires. The car’s impressive documentation includes the original owner’s manual with Protect-O-Plate, manufacturer’s warranty card, and service voucher book. The voucher book shows that the 1,000 and 3,000 miles services were performed by the original dealer. This fastidiously well-preserved 1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster could be the lowest-mile example in existence and is reported to run and drive like a new car.
125 1964 MG MGB Roadster GHN3L/51533 $30,000 $35,000 N/R $23,520 €20,227 -22% Black over Red. This lovely MGB was completed at the Abingdon-based MG factory during November of 1964. The left-hand drive Roadster was finished as it appears today, in a black exterior over a red interior, and destined for the US market. The new car was handsomely optioned with wire wheels, heater, full weather equipment, overdrive, oil cooler, and, most likely, the period radio fitted today. The black MGB is believed to have been sold new to a California-resident. From there the MGB was purchased by a Mr. Michael Bunney—from the original owner’s family—in 2007. The car had spent a long period of climate-controlled storage in San Francisco. In 2012, the well-preserved MGB joined the renowned collection of the late Robert “Bob” Koons and has since been treated to devoted custodianship and maintenance, with careful consideration given to the car’s originality. Today, this captivating MGB remains in unrestored condition, retaining much of the original paint, interior, and tonneau cover. It is a desirable “transition car,” with the early pull-type door handles and the later five main bearing engine. The car retains its original black and yellow California license plates. With just over 73,000 miles on the odometer at the time of cataloging, this MGB an original and well-cared for example of the classic sports car.
126 1948 MG TC Midget TC/5112 $30,000 $40,000 N/R $112,000 €96,320 180% Black over Green. RHD. With just over 28,000 miles, fastidiously preserved, and in unrestored condition throughout, this MG TC must be one of the most original examples left. The car was completed at the Abingdon MG works during the spring of 1948, and found its first owner, Mr. Bolton Drackett, in Ohio later that year. The TC remained with Drackett for two years. After, it was purchased by Mr. Clare Duckham of Dayton, OH, who would become the much-caring custodian for the next 51 years. In 2001, as Mr. Duckham moved to a retirement home, the highly original TC joined the famed collection of Columbia, SC-based Robert “Bob” Koons, where it has remained in excellent care ever since. Today, this spectacular MG TC remains in “Time Capsule” original condition. The car retains its original paint, interior, top and weather equipment. and matching-numbers mechanical components. Mr. Duckham who cherished this priced MG for more than half a century, would show it at occasional car shows in the 1970s, and kept meticulous, detailed service records (by date and mileage) for the car. Additionally, he kept the original owner’s manual, warranty card, tool kit, and jack. Considering the 28,132 miles on the odometer, and overall original condition, this spectacular preservation-class MG TC stands out as a true survivor—showing just a lovely patina after 70 years. The car oozes with originality, and deserves serious consideration.
127 1962 MG MGA 1600 Mark II GHNL2/108775 $45,000 $65,000 N/R $42,560 €36,602 -5% Red over Red. This stunning MGA 1600 Mk II Roadster is among the last 300 MGAs manufactured, and left the Abingdon-based works (May of 1962) just as it appears today. Astonishingly, the car remains original and unrestored to this day, with just 7,574 original miles on the odometer at the time of cataloging. The car’s first owner resided in Albany, New York. The car’s second owner, Mr. Terry Rady of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, purchased the car in 1982. The car was acquired from Mr. Rady, in 1994, by the late Robert “Bob” Koons, and soon joined Koons’ impressive Columbia, SC-based collection of preservation class cars. The MGA Mk II has remained there ever since, enjoying a climate-controlled environment, dedicated service, and maintenance. A true “Time-Capsule” example, this MGA retains its original Chariot Red paint, except for the left front fender, which was refinished by the dealer before delivery when the car was new. The original mechanicals, Road Speed Dunlop Gold Seal tires, interior (including seats and carpets), top, and weather equipment remains intact.
128 1961 Lotus 20/22 Formula Junior 22-J-901 $50,000 $80,000 N/R $78,400 €67,424 Mid Green and Yellow single seater. This Lotus Formula Junior is believed to have been raced in the UK during the 1960s, yet the car’s early history remains undocumented. For many years, it is known to have been vintage raced in the US since the 1980s by Mr. Robert McClenagan. It was maintained then by Mike Gourley at Continental Coachworks. In the mid-2000s, the Lotus joined the renowned collection of the late Robert “Bob” Koons and would receive a comprehensive restoration (2009) by noted restorer, Rick Parent. The Lotus Formula Junior has been raced in recent years at prominent events, including SVRA races at Watkins Glen International Raceway, Amelia Island Vintage Grand Prix, and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where the rapid Lotus finished first overall. The Lotus is offered with many records from the restoration, FIA paperwork, as well as HSR, SVRA, and VRG log books and a Gold Medallion from SVRA. This splendid Lotus Formula Junior is eligible for some of the most exclusive racing events around the globe, including the Monaco Classic GP, Goodwood Revival, and Monterey Historics.
129 1958 Facel Vega Typhoon FVSNY258 $175,000 $250,000 N/R $112,000 €96,320 -36% White over Burgundy leather. This splendid 1958 Facel Vega Typhoon is not only a superb surviving example of the rare model, but it presents in truly lovely condition. Delivered in silver paint over a burgundy leather interior, the limited information that we have suggests that the consignor, a collector in Texas, is probably the fourth owner of the car since 1958. Little is known about the early history, but it is evident upon inspection that this Facel Vega has undergone a sympathetic restoration at some point in its lifetime. The sheer quality of the materials employed to create the Typhoon—rust resistant stainless steel and polished aluminum, superior wood and leather—bear testimony to the condition of this splendid example. Not to be overlooked, the car was obviously well-maintained, carefully garaged, and cared for by marque disciples for its sixty years. The current owner purchased the Typhoon in 2014 and believes it had received a frame-on restoration several years prior. He spent over $12,600 on refurbishments, including refinished grille and bumpers with updated all-wheel disc brakes. The interior is in good condition, adorned with rich wood burl on the dash, accented with red trim and the roof liner, carpet, and mats are all in the corresponding and correct red. The plethora of chromed gauges and instrument dials akin to an aircraft cockpit instrument panel, are in working order. Additionally, the burgundy leather seats are in great condition, with a soft patina of careful wear. Loaded with power steering, windows, and brakes, this car also comes with a tachometer, AM/FM radio, fog lights, and stock Borrani wheels with a spare, knock-off hammer, and jack, plus the original engine cover. Representing the savoir faire of a bygone automaker, this gorgeous and rare Facel Vega Typhoon is the perfect companion for luxury touring, and an excellent candidate for shows and concours.
130 1935 Lincoln Model K Convertible Roadster K3991 $150,000 $250,000 $100,800 €86,688 -32% Yellow over Brown leather. Perhaps among the most desirable of the Classic Era Lincoln models, this rare K Convertible Roadster is believed to be one of only thirty examples coached by LeBaron. The stylish open Roadster body sports a rakish windshield, flowing fenders with skirts and running boards, and elegant side-mounted welded steel-spoked wheels. The significant small-mesh grille, hood side-louvres and iconic greyhound ornament, framed by the chromed headlights and a single piece front bumper, produce an overall aesthetic of sporty flamboyance. The top is completely retractable into the recess behind the front seats, producing a clean open-car contour, even when the ample two-seater rumble is erected in the rear deck. A side panel accesses the interior luggage space – sufficient for golf clubs or weekend totes, while the rear luggage rack facilitates larger bags. The external grandeur is mirrored by the Art Deco styling of the interior with its leather upholstery and dual-dial instrument panel, accented with brightwork knobs and levers. The 1935 model was markedly quieter than its predecessors, as it benefited from the addition of five rubber engine mounts. Furthermore, hydraulic shock absorbers, which automatically adjusted to temperature and road conditions, plus a new synchronized gearing mechanism, rendered the ride noticeably smoother. This gorgeous 1935 K Convertible Roadster presents in stunning yellow, true to the Lincoln K flagship model in the original sales brochure, of which one is accompanying the sale of this car. Documentation proves this Model K was first sold on March 18, 1935, and has spent most of its life in Southern California. Here it was owned for many decades by a Mr. Ralph Thomas of La Cañada, and later a Mr. Midgley Thomas (possibly related) of Hemet, California. In 2012, the current owner and consignor, a prominent European collector, acquired the car from a Mr. William Lattin of Cherry Valley, California. Lattin then shipped the car to Košice, Slovakia for a top-drawer restoration by Retromotive, renowned for their expertise in rare classic automobiles. Photos taken at the time, before the restoration, reveal a complete and original automobile, ideal for restoration. Over a period of several months the Convertible Roadster was completely disassembled, the body was taken back to bare metal, while all other metal parts were sandblasted and zinc-plated. The chassis was overhauled, the engine refurbished with new custom pistons, the wiring was replaced with period wires, and all other systems renewed, restored or replaced as necessary, including the brakes, gearbox and radiator. Retromotive paid particular attention to preserving the integrity of the 1935 roadster, using original connecting materials and parts wherever possible, and period true replacements as required. In an effort to ensure precise alignment, the chrome trims were temporarily fitted to the body prior to the final paint. Once dressed in appropriate yellow, the car received three layers of lacquer, each one polished out individually prior to the application of the next. The interior was finished using the accurate roof lining fabrics, rubber seals and weather-strips for the era, and a sumptuous caramel leather upholstery was installed. The final result is evident – a pièce de résistance. This octogenarian is not only a superlative example of an ultra-rare LeBaron coached K Convertible Roadster, but in its iconic yellow livery, sporting a premier restoration by an internationally acclaimed atelier, it is superbly positioned as a show car at elite events – and will be appreciated by the fabled, sophisticated, and uncompromising motorist.
131 1965 Maserati Sebring 3700 Series II AM101/10*295 $225,000 $275,000 $257,600 €221,536 Mid Burgundy Red over Beige leather. This gorgeous Sebring II was, according to copies of the Maserati Ordine in Fabbrica, first ordered on December 6, 1965 and destined for the show stand of the 1966 Barcelona Motor Show. In putting their best foot forward to highlight the model on the Iberian Peninsula, s/n 295 was ordered in Celeste Chiaro (light blue) over Rossa (red) leather with matching carpets and outfitted from new with air conditioning, wire wheels, oval exhaust tips, and a tool roll. According to the copy of the Avviso Spedizione, the car was completed on March 23, 1966 and shipped to Spain for its time on the show stand in Barcelona from April 14-24. Of the 247 Sebring Series IIs produced, this car was that 113th built, and of the 130 Series IIs fitted with the more power 3.7-liter motor, it was the 44th. After its time in the spotlight in Barcelona, the Maserati remained in Europe, eventually finding its way to the UK in 1998 in the collection of Peter Martin. Coming to the USA in 2005, the current owner acquired the car in 2008 from a close friend who had brought the car Stateside. Believed to have been rotisserie restored in Europe, at which time it was finished in its current period correct livery of Burgundy Red over Beige hides, the car has been lovingly cared for since coming to the USA. Receipts on file dating back to 2006 and totaling over $40,000 document regular mechanical and cosmetic servicing, including engine work by Savannah Race Engineering and interior work by multiple award winning specialist Dan Kilpatrick. As a testament to the quality of this example, it has been shown at both the Amelia Island Concours and The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering. Complete with scanned copies of its original Maserati build sheet and shipping notice, Maserati Certificate of Origin, numerous receipts, service handbook and parts guide, as well as a copy of a brochure for the model, this Sebring II would make a lovely show car or stellar tour car welcome on any number of desirable events.
132 1972 Citroen SM AC7200SB4954 $60,000 $80,000 N/R $95,200 €81,872 19% Metallic Green over Tan leather. This Superb Citroen SM was acquired by the consignor in the early 1980s from a fellow Californian Citroen collector. The consignor was drawn to this particular example thanks to its originality, incredible color combination, and highly desirable 5-speed manual transmission. During his nearly 40 years with the car, the consignor has spared no expense in maintaining it to the highest of standards. Over the years, nearly every wearable item has been refurbished or replaced by marque specialists. The hydraulic system is in great working order and really provides an incredibly unique driving experience. The car has received a full bare metal respray in its original color and more recently had the interior restored to as new condition in the original shades. Accompanying the sale of this space aged cruiser are a number of books, service receipts, and a unique set of factory Citroen engineering drawings and schematics. When considering the cars stunning color combination, highly desirable 5-speed specification, and incredible condition, this long term, enthusiast owned SM coupe is surely one of the best.
133 1959 Chevrolet Corvette J59S103828 $80,000 $100,000 N/R $80,640 €69,350 Mid Roman Red and White over Red. Bonhams is pleased to offer this wonderful 1959 Chevrolet Corvette. Finished in the classic color of Roman Red with an optional white two-tone scheme, the interior delightfully matches the exterior and creates a cohesive aesthetic package. Beyond the exterior paint options, this Corvette was specified with a 4-speed manual transmission, heater, and a Wonderbar radio that allows to driver to accompany the V8 rumble with best of the airwaves. Recently in 2008, the roadster was subjected to a restoration that has returned the car to splendid condition. From bumper to bumper the car truly shines and any signs of wear will be hard to find. A fine example of this icon, this is surly not one to pass up on.
134 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo WP0AA0956GN150062 $100,000 $150,000 N/R $64,960 €56,058 -35% White over Black race. 2nd of 7 951s made for Al Holbert’s Motorsport Centre in Warrington, PA. These prototype examples, as evident by codes 734 (PV-0, non-series engine) & 735 (PV-0 non-series transmission) were devoid of air conditioning, lacquer and chrome preservation, sunroofs and sound insulation, per homologation rules. Chassis 0062 arrived in Pennsylvania from Weissach in May of 1985 fitted with a Limited Slip Differential, Sport shock absorbers, a factory installed Matter steel roll cage, improved ECU and KLR chips, dual sport pinstripe cloth velour seats and 16″ staggered Phone Dial wheels, which although included the car now sports 16″ staggered Fuchs. Holbert modifying and ensuring the car was legal for SCCA events sent 0062 straight to Brumos Porsche of Jacksonville, FL who then got it into the hands of Joe Cagbill. Per our supplied SCCA log book, Cagbill, along with fellow racers John Osteen and Elliot Forbes Robinson tracked the 951 in The Playboy Escort Endurance Championship, a “pre-cup” Showroom Stock Class (participating in class SSGT), an idea that Porsche later took to develop The Porsche Turbo Cup Series. Earning silver in the 1987 Championship with fellow 951 driver Freddie Baker taking gold, 0062 continued to participate in SCCA events before retiring sometime in 1989 and returning to Brumos. Sold to Joseph Blassic, the 951 passed into the hands of W. Ryland Mills before being purchased by a one Jon Gearheart in 2000. Once in Gearheart’s possession, the car was stripped down to the tub and underwent an engine-out restoration circa 2000. With the driveline freshened up, weekend racing ensued soon after, and the car now wears a believed accurate 17K miles on a working odometer. Chassis 0062 is offered here from an esteemed Porsche collector. Included with this lithe racer is its original SCCA log book, COA, notarized letter from Brumos and a set of factory 16″ Phone Dial wheels. The Type 944 is often regarded as one of the finest handling cars of the 1980s, and this 951 remains a paragon of composure. With 270 horsepower on tap, the instant shove of standard KKK powered 951s is replaced by a smooth linear delivery that howls swiftly through to the jarring rev limiter. Resplendent in the livery of its early life on the track, 0062 represents a well-documented prototype competition Porsche, suited to be enjoyed at speed by a fortunate new owner. Seldom if ever again, will a titled from new Weissach-built racecar with real race history be offered at this value level.
135 1982 Ferrari 512BBi 39527 $200,000 $250,000 Sold Sold N/A Nero over Nero leather. This stealthy all black Ferrari 512BBi is reported to have been purchased by its second owner on the date of Enzo Ferrari’s passing, August 14th, 1988, from Chequered Flag International in Santa Monica, California. At the time of purchase, the car had covered just over 26,000 miles. Almost immediately after purchasing the car, the consignor placed the Ferrari into long term storage at his Beverly Hills home. The car would remain dormant, frozen in time for the next 27 years. In early 2015, the decision was made to resurrect the 12-cylinder beast, and the car was sent to the Ferrari trained master tech at F&M Motorsports of Los Angeles, California. The car would remain with F&M until 2017. Over the 2 plus years, the car received a full, extensive mechanical overhaul of all components. In addition to the mechanics, the entire suspension and braking system was completely overhauled and restored. It was at this time that the wheels were refinished and wrapped in new Michelin TRX-B tires. Extreme measures were made to insure that all of the work was done using the correct materials, leaving the car in its as new state. All of the work performed on the car is detailed throughout the service invoices. Today, the car is amazing condition. Having covered less than 27,000 miles from new and spending the majority of its life stored indoors in Southern California, the body and interior are in phenomenal shape with with just the right hint of patina that one wants to see on an original car. Having only been driven a few sorting miles since its exhaustive mechanical restoration was completed, the car is surely one of the most mechanically sound examples in extant. This early injected Boxer is ready to hit the road and pick up where it left off nearly 30 years ago
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