6060 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
RM begun a relationship with Sothebys when they collaborated to offer a niche auction in their New York showrooms in 2013. RM sold 35 cars for $64 million in that first year and followed up with 31 cars for $72 million in 2015 but perhaps more importantly the collaboration was successful enough that via the Lesley Wexner connection, Sothebys partially bought out RM and the company became RM Sothebys. The New York sale is still offered biennially in the odd numbered years leaving the even numbered years open so it was perhaps unsurprising when RM Sothebys announced they would be offering a sale in conjunction with the Peterson Automobile Museum in Los Angeles.
Early consignments were eclectic with some Hot Rods and weird Chinetti Ferrari’s, so it was shocking when they secured a 1956 Ferrari 290MM for the sale. Ferrari had a terrible year in 1955 and Vittorio Jano came on board with the rest of the Lancia team late in the year and instantly revised the team with the Tipo 520C chassis which had effectively been developed for the 750 Monza in 1955. Two new engines were developed, a SOHC V12 and a large straight four, both of 3.5 litres. Three 860 Monzas and three 290MM were built, the car on offer, #0628M, beginning life as a 860 Monza and Peter Collins used it to finish 2nd at the ’56 Mille Miglia, de Portago/Gendebien were disqualified from the Nurburgring, Herrmann/Genbedien finished 3rd at the Targa Florio and finally Fangio/Castellotti retired from the Swedish GP.
Into 1957 a DOHC V12 290S engine was fitted and the car taken to the Buenos Aires 1000km where de Portago/von Trips/Collins/Castellotti finished 3rd and it then received a 290MM engine in time for Sebring where Hill/von Trips retired. Jan de Vroom was one of Chinetti’s backers and when this car became available he snapped it up although it wasn’t used until the Swedish GP where he and Cunningham had an accident. #0628M was returned to Ferrari and rebodied with a Testa Rossa pontoon fender type body and generally refurbished. Bahamas were next and de Vroom struggled with the first days races although some rapid changes of ownership saw #0628M offered to Moss for the two Trophy races which he won. At this point the car was in the care and likely ownership of Chinetti and it was raced by Crawford, Gurney and Kessler.
George Reed purchased it in 1960 before it passed through a couple of hands before returning to Chinetti who stored it until a 1981 restoration by Francois Sicard. Jon Shirley owned #0628M from ’98 until ’07 and after Gooding sold it via private treaty it has bounced around a few of the worlds top collections. Restored by Butch Dennison and Pete Lovely for Shirley, it has since been restored in 2014 by Ferrari Classiche and is in concours winning condition. #0628M has it all and is well worth the $22 – 26 million estimate RM are asking although there is some issues since the market for a car like this must be narrow indeed and RMs biggest client, Lesley Wexner bought #0626M for $28.05 mil. when that was offered by RM in 2015 so RM will have to dig deep into the rolodex to find another likely buyer. Further this sale doesn’t offer a single car for more than $2 million, other than the big Ferrari, so I do wonder whether Monterey, Scottsdale or another big sale wouldn’t have suited the car better. #0628M is among the Ferrari greats and deserves to be the fourteenth car to hit more than $20 million.
Not too many pre war cars are on offer at the Peterson but this Hotrod looks pretty cool:
- 1932 Ford Lloyd Bakan Coupe – Est. $400 – 500k. Built in the 1950s and improved by various owners, several different engines fitted during its long life but later restored by Don Orosco and shown at Pebble Beach. Glorious Hot Rod, eligible for anything. Perhaps a touch expensive but find another.
Mid century collectibles are a strong category for the sale and are relatively eclectic. Highlights are:
- 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Split Window Coupe – Est. $100 – 150k. Lovely Silver Blue Stingray with high spec, 1 of 278 made. Original and stunning condition.
- 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 – Est. $850 – 950k. A good but not perfect early Cobra, restored to original form after a long life as a race car and currently fitted with a OEM engine. Cant totally recommend this particular Cobra BUT it is what it is and the price accurately reflects that.
- 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster – Est. $140 – 180k. A very good but not great example of the E-Type. Value at the low estimate.
- 1966 Batmobile Replica – Est. $175 – 225k. While not a strictly original Batmobile, this is one of six built by Jay Orhrberg Hollywood Cars and used for promotional activities incl. road safety campaigns. An original would be millions so the price isn’t too bad, at all.
- 1969 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman – Est. $200 – 250k. A large, luxurious Mercedes with plenty of room. Would make a great alternative to a Maybach. $41k in recent renovation so some value at the price.
- 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400SV – Est. $2.1 – 2.5 mil. 1 of 11 in this spec, unique in Blu Medio. Full cosmetic restoration to original colors by Bodie Stroud, Excellent driver as well. Stunning car. Market pricing.
- 1974 De Tomaso Pantera L – Est. $120 – 160k. Gorgeous car, recommissioned mechanically, 4,818 miles from new.
Modern collectibles are another stand out. Highlights are:
- 1981 Lamborghini Countach LP400S Series II – Est. $375 – 450k. Reconditioned prior to sale by RM Auto Restoration, exceptionally original. This is now market correct for the type and potentially very good buying
- 1987 Porsche 959 – Est. $950k – 1.1 mil. Good, California compliant, car converted to Motec. Ex. Porsche expert Wayne R. Dempsey, founder of Pelican Parts, very well maintained since. All complete and properly documented. Market correct price.
- 1989 Ferrari F40 – Est. $1.2 – 1.6 mil. Great Euro spec F40, ex Mr. Princess of Monaco etc, very well maintained. A little expensive but unique history might get it done.
- 2003 Ferrari 360GT – Est. $300 – 350k. 1 of 20 race spec cars, raced by Risi Competizione, major service done in ’12. Concours winning condition. A star either on track or the show field.
- 2006 Ford GT – Est. $300 – 350k. Fairly rare in Yellow. Perfectly preserved and just 6 miles from new. Lovely example. Market correct pricing.
- 2015 Porsche 918 Wessaich Spider – Est. $1.5 – 1.7 mil. 1 of 200 and highly collectible. Like new. Market priced.
- 2017 Acura NSX – Est. $125 – 150k. A stunning car, 2,700 miles from new and like new. Likely future collectible.
- 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Villa d’Este – Est. $600 – 800k. 1 of just 15 US spec. examples, like new. Market correct pricing, potential future collectible so perhaps value, hard to know.
Affordable classics are relatively common. Highlights include:
- 1975 Dodge Coronet Station Wagon – Est. $15 – 20k. A very large car that can fit the ENTIRE family. Formerly owned by Hollywood icon Ginger Rogers. Well preserved. Has to be called market priced.
- 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo – Est. $25 – 30k. With 911 prices going crazy, perhaps 928s and 944s are the next on the list. A great example in good colours. Just 34,000 miles and beautiful condition. Expensive and likely worth it at the same time.
- 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo NASCAR – Est. $20 – 30k. Darrell Waltrip race car, full race spec and ready to go. Cheap enough for some fast thrills.
RM are offering a slightly weird assortment of cars at the Peterson ranging from the ordinary American classics to the unique Ferrari 290MM but they seem on the main well priced and certainly well marketed. I can only wish them every success.
Key – Lot # – Year – Make – Model – VIN/ Chassis # – Low/ High estimate (US$) – Low/High estimate (EURO) – N/R = No reserve
168 1962 Ed Roth Mysterion Replica $100,000 $150,000 N/R €88,000 €132,000 Yellow over Black single seater. Twin 390cui Fords. Replica built by Jeff Jones after original was lost. Absolutely authentic.
169 1932 Ford Lloyd Bakan Coupe AB5041346 $400,000 $500,000 €352,000 €440,000 Copper over Tan. Built by Roger Long using a 296-cu. inch Mercury flathead, featured in Best Hot Rods, Alan Johnson, Lloyd Bakan ’56, John Geraghty, further modified, Richard Strock, Lincoln 462 cui engine fitted, Steve Gilligan, WA, John Potter, Chev 327 cui fitted, Jim Donovan, Doug Louzon, further modified, Don Orosco, DeSoto V8 fitted, restored, shown at Pebble.
170 1940 Mercury Coupe Custom by Rudy Rodriguez 99A 203939 $125,000 $175,000 €110,000 €154,000 Black over Silver. Mercurys are the traditional car of choice for many customizers. Some are done well, others done beautifully, but this car is widely considered to have been built to perfection. Starting with a 50,000-mile, clean original 1940 Mercury coupe, custom car builder extraordinaire Rudy Rodriguez created this traditionally styled custom at his shop, Fullerton Fabrication. Never meant to look like just another traditional custom car, it is an impossibly smooth and elegant shape that looks like it could have been a factory prototype designed by Ford in 1940. Almost every panel on the car was modified or reworked to achieve the desired look, the goal being to achieve a pinnacle of elegance and style usually reserved for European coachbuilders. Rodriguez chopped the top roughly nine inches in the rear and five inches in the front. In order to prevent the quarter windows from becoming too small after the radical chop, the side window openings, including the rain gutters, were extended further back into the roof. Two sets of stock Mercury stainless steel quarter window frames were used to make one set for the car. Each window frame, jewel molding, and exterior trim piece was custom made to fit the new openings. The result of this tedious process was window frames that look factory built. The grille appears stock, but is handmade, chromed with each of the fins hand-painted flat silver. The hood latch was hand-made, and the bull nose was reworked to fit the hood perfectly. The hood was further shaved of emblems, and the stock headlights were replaced by ones modified from a 1939 Mercury. The interior is Bottle Green leather, matched with German square weave carpet with leather piping, which was also used in the trunk of the car. Black vintage Mercedes-Benz wool was used for the headliner. The interior finishes are as fine as any European thoroughbred of the period. This is truly an exceptional custom Mercury, a fully realized and evolved vision of the Southern California custom car craft.
171 1927 Ford Model T Track nose Roadster by Jack Thompson T14699024 $100,000 $130,000 N/R €88,000 €114,400 Black over Carmine Red. Jack Thompson built ’27 track-nose Model T roadster. Hailing from Woodland Hills, California, Thompson’s classic Track T roadster was one of the best of the early feature cars. Its sharp black body rested on boxed early Essex rails – a favorite with hot rodders half a century ago. It was built in 1954 by an all-star cast. Streamlining was thanks to a Claude Hampson (Kurtis-Kraft Racing) custom-built track nose. Finishing touches included a chopped windshield, louvered side panels, and ’39 Ford teardrop taillights. Race car-inspired nerf bars, front and rear, echoed the car’s well-executed circle track theme. Authentic Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels, early Ford hydraulic brakes, and a tubular front axle provided the right running gear. A three-speed ’39 Ford gearbox, with a curved floor shifter, was fitted with a ’42 Lincoln-Zephyr close-ratio first and second gear cluster. The legendary Tony Nancy did the upholstery, and Art Summers was responsible for the pinstriping. The dual exhaust tips subtly protruded from hand-built rings under the rear nerf bar. The engine, a modified Ford flathead, of course, was stuffed with the best speed equipment of the period. A ’37 Lincoln radiator was cut four inches, mounted at a 45-degree angle, and topped with a high point header tank. Inside the cockpit, there was a banjo steering wheel from a 356 Porsche and a full set of Stewart-Warner gauges on an engine-turned dash panel. Restored by Gary Schroeder (of Schroeder Steering fame) and Rick Cresse (Tri-C Engineering), the modified T won the coveted Bruce Meyer Preservation Perpetual Trophy, the “Von Dutch” Award for the best pinstriping (this time by Tom “Itchy” Otis), and the trophy for the Best Altered T at the Grand National Roadster Show in 1997. It also participated in the first Historic Hot Rod Class at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, later that same year. George Gray (Van Nuys) did the repaint in PPG Deltron Black acrylic enamel, and Dan Miller (Westlake Village) re-did the interior in Carmine Red Naugahyde. The original steering column was replaced with a Tri-C Super Slim four-position column for easier access. In 2007, this car won the “Excellence in Design” Award at the Art Center School of Design show in Pasadena. In the mid-1950s, there was nothing more classic in hot rod terms than a modified Model T roadster, and very few have survived in virtually the same condition that they were originally built. This award-winning T is the perfect way to experience the early days of hot rodding. It is period perfect, authentic, and, most importantly, quick.
172 1941 Mercury Stengel Custom by Coachcraft 99A 314034 $250,000 $350,000 €220,000 €308,000 Silver over Black. Southern California has always been a Mecca for custom cars, where in 1940 the famous Coachcraft Ltd. first opened for business on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood. Impressed with the work on a 1940 Ford coupe he saw at their shop, Peter Stengel commissioned Coachcraft to build him a custom car to his specifications, based off parts from a new 1941 Mercury. More than just a mild custom, this coachbuilt Mercury was highly modified with many well-engineered and tastefully executed features, reportedly costing approximately $6,000 in 1941. The unique, rigid, three-piece roof features two removable T-tops that stow in the trunk, creating a Victoria-style clamshell roof, sometimes referred to as a Sedanca or Sedanca de Ville. In addition, the entire roof section is removable, transforming this coupe into a full open car. A brilliantly engineered side window arrangement allows both the vent window and door glass to be lowered simultaneously, disappearing into the door creating a smooth and sleek roadster look. Other features include a sectioned and lowered hood, sharply raked windscreen, and a front fender line that blends into the doors, finishing into an upturned spear where it meets another line that extends into the rear fender skirts. The wheel covers are custom fabricated, concentric ribbed, and chrome plated. Under the hood is a 1941 Mercury flathead V-8 with Eddie Meyer high-compression heads topped off with two Stromberg 97 carburetors. Surviving early custom cars are rare and highly coveted by collectors. Recipient of a high-quality restoration, this legendary custom Mercury has previously been exhibited at the Petersen Automotive Museum and shown at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, a testament to its importance in American custom car culture.
178 1954 Mochet CM-125 Luxe 3520 $35,000 $45,000 N/R €30,800 €39,600 Yellow and Black. This CM-125 Luxe was a completely original and unrestored barn find, having remained virtually untouched for nearly six decades. It was in very complete condition, complete with its original paint, top bows, and even the hand-operated windshield wiper. Since then, the delightful little Mochet was fully restored by the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum in the striking colors of yellow and black. No stone was left unturned in bringing an extremely well-preserved original CM-125 back to its correct presentation. The final iteration of Georges Mochet’s vision, it is perhaps the perfect execution of the brilliant post-war microcar concept.
179 1964 Messerschmitt KR200 Cabriolet 80286 $55,000 $65,000 N/R €48,400 €57,200 Red and Black. This car is very significant in that it is the second-to-last Messerschmitt ever produced and it is one of these very rare original roadsters. The last car was in fact 80287, which came off the line in August of 1964 and whose whereabouts are unknown today. It is also significant in that it is a very original example of the roadster body style, originally born without the KR 201 special trim, as indicated by its “KR200” data tag. It remained in extremely original and well-preserved condition and in recent years was fully restored to every nut and bolt in the current shade of red we see it in now, complemented by an upgrade to the KR201 snakeskin upholstery and with such accessories as the desirable clock in place as well. It was previously owned by well-known Messerschmitter Dr. Hans Dopjans, whose original German registration is on file. Factory-original Messerschmitt roadsters are among the most collectible of all microcars, and as the second-to-last car to be produced, it maintains special standing among all others.
180 1979 MG Midget 1500 G-AN6-UL/224806-G $12,000 $16,000 N/R €10,560 €14,080 Dark Green and Black over Tan. Treated to a comprehensive restoration, it presents like a brand-new car. We understand it was a rust-free California example, before being stripped down to bare metal and refinished to the highest possible standard with a new Robbins convertible top as well and an interior that is absolutely showroom fresh, courtesy of rebuilt seats, new upholstery door panels, and accessories. The engine was completely rebuilt, and the entire drivetrain was gone over from front to back – new piston assemblies, camshaft, filters, timing chain, valves, guides, water, fuel pumps, and so on. The carburetor and gearbox were all professionally rebuilt, and the suspension and brake systems were all addressed with the very same professionalism. The car is nothing short of spectacular and a stunning presentation the likes of which we doubt any other Midget in the world shares. If ever there was a concours-quality restoration of an MG, this is it!
181 1975 Triumph TR6 CF35253U $30,000 $35,000 N/R €26,400 €30,800 Mimosa Yellow over Chestnut Brown. As the extraordinary documentation binder on this car indicates, it was sold new exactly as you see it – in Mimosa Yellow with a gorgeous Chestnut Brown interior and the very pricey options of a tonneau cover ($50), air-conditioning ($550), overdrive ($225), and an AM-FM radio ($155) for the princely sum of $7,242.95. Aside from a copy of the window sticker, we also have access to its original Oklahoma Tax Receipt, 1975 Oklahoma license plate and title certificate from 1975, listing the original owners of Mark and Wanda Winebrenner of Enid, Oklahoma, who owned the car for over four decades! Original brochures, operating instructions, and registration certificates are all included. In its first eight years, the car clearly only accumulated 5,000 miles, so it was driven sparingly and garage kept in superb condition. The hardtop is accompanied by its original soft top, and even the original wheel and tires in adjoining boxes. The list of accolades for such a collector car is staggeringly long – originality, low mileage, valuable options, superb condition, good documentation, and the inherent desirability that is derived from the sleek lines and thrilling performance of an English sports car legend – the unrepeatable Triumph TR6. Of the thousands that were built, however, most of them were driven to high mileage by their young owners, perhaps scrapped, and some have since been restored, but what we have the pleasure of presenting here is something almost unbelievably rare – an all-original time capsule, incredibly well documented, very well outfitted, and with just over 7,000 miles on the odometer!
182 1959 Volkswagen Beetle Deluxe Sunroof 2409294 $25,000 $30,000 N/R €22,000 €26,400 Migonette Green over White. It is a summer day in Atlanta, Georgia, 25 June 1959. Maurice McGranahan of East Point walks into Brundage Motors on West Peachtree Street, where he’s greeted by Mr. Littleton. Waiting for him at the dealership is a beautiful, brand-new Volkswagen Beetle, fully equipped and finished in the stunning shade of Mignonette Green. This is the car that Mr. McGranahan is here to pick up, and he’s prepared to pay full price, $1,881.21, in cash. The Beetle features a number of factory options, including the leatherette upholstery, whitewall tires, a radio, mirror, sun visor, fuel gauge, and vent shades. It is fully accessorized and finished in what is surely one of the most attractive factory colors. It seems Mr. McGranahan is buying this Volkswagen as a second family car, and he’ll use it quite regularly until 1982, at which point the car is stored very carefully in his garage for the next 15 years. Up until recently, in fact, Mr. McGranahan remained the car’s first and only owner. The second owner, from whose outstanding collection it is our pleasure to offer it from today, is likewise from Atlanta. Sold new to that fair city, the car had never left the state until its current offering and continues to present in stunning condition after Mr. McGranahan’s full show-quality restoration in his care. The restoration was done in the car’s original colors and has since been further equipped with a number of desirable accessories. The file on hand includes the car’s original cash receipt for payment as well as copies of the original window sticker and correspondence with the service manager at Brundage Motors. Of the near countless Beetles built in its decades-long history, this is undoubtedly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity . . . a car that has been sold new and cherished in its hometown by only two private owners and has all the documentation to prove its original specification.
183 1960 Renault 4CV Jolly by Ghia 3607749 $100,000 $125,000 N/R €88,000 €110,000 Red over Tan wicker. The example offered here is beautifully restored in shining red, with the classic striped fabric top – just the thing to keep the midday sun off! The Jolly is complete with desirable wicker seats, and whitewall tires. Perfect for the beach, resort, or even just zipping around the neighborhood, the new owner will turn heads this fantastic car, all with smiling faces.
185 1956 Paul Vallee Chantecler 1203 $45,000 $55,000 N/R €39,600 €48,400 French Blue over Cream. It was a three-wheeler with a streamlined teardrop fiberglass body tapering to a pointed tail. The bench seat is wide and comfortable, the low sides and D-shaped steering wheel offering easy entrance. Conventional folding top bows were eschewed in favour of a highly original T-shaped single fiberglass bow, which retracted into the body. Flat spring-steel bumpers in the front and rear are a useful addition to what was intended as an urban runabout. It has been fully and professionally restored by the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum, and it is beautifully presented, very appropriately in French racing blue. It is estimated that production of these delightful microcar runabouts only numbered about 200, of which surviving examples are exceptionally rare.
186 1975 Dodge Coronet Station Wagon WL45N5A152777 $15,000 $20,000 N/R €13,200 €17,600 Golden Fawn over Beige. A Hollywood icon, Ginger Rogers is perhaps best remembered for being Fred Astaire’s beautiful dancing partner in 10 different films, including the classics Swing Time and Top Hat. Her illustrious career spanned several decades in which she appeared in 73 films, winning an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1940 for her role in Kitty Foyle. Her acting was well received by critics and audiences, and she became one of the biggest box-office draws of the 1940s. There was little comparison between her glamorous image on screen and her modest, unpretentious home life. Ginger owned the 1,000-acre “Rogue River Ranch” near Eagle Point, Oregon, from 1940 to 1990. There she escaped fast-paced Hollywood, fishing as well as entertaining some of Hollywood’s brightest stars. The ranch was a working dairy for many years and supplied milk to Camp White in Southern Oregon during World War II. Always a private person, Rogers sought out Oregon to put distance between her public persona and her private life. That unpretentiousness is reflected in her choice of the automobile she selected to purchase new and use at her Ranch, this 1975 Dodge Coronet station wagon. This well-preserved original wagon still retains its original Golden Fawn paint finish and its 400-cu. in. V-8 engine backed by a TorqueFlite automatic transmission that continues to drive well. Optional equipment includes factory air-conditioning, power tailgate window, roof rack, AM radio, side moldings, and white sidewall tires. Accompanying the car is the original window sticker, owner’s manual, shop manual and booklets, as well as registration card and service receipts in Ginger Rogers’ name, proving her ownership of the car. From Broadway to Hollywood, this is the perfect wagon to fly under the radar.
187 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz 59E091727 $260,000 $300,000 €228,800 €264,000 Black over Red leather. Only four options were available, and the exceptional Cadillac offered here has the optional Autronic-Eye automatic headlight-dimming device. The Eldorado also features the ultimate engine for 1959, the enlarged Q-code 390-cu. in. V-8, topped by three two-barrel Rochester carburetors. This powerplant produced 345 hp and was mated to a three-speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission as standard equipment. The 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz being offered is richly presented in black; complemented by a white power-operated convertible top and a body-color fiberglass parade boot. This is highlighted by its lush red interior, which is supplemented by an abundance of brushed aluminum trim and prominent upholstery patterns. No other car of the era, or since, can surpass the timeless style, beauty, and refinement of the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz. This iconic convertible is the one to own, show, and drive. It is a design that will stop traffic wherever it goes. One hundred years from now, people will admire this car in a museum and know it was made for the crème de la crème.
188 2006 Ford GT 1FAFP90S16Y400600 $300,000 $350,000 N/R €264,000 €308,000 Yellow and Black over Black leather. Lucky Ford GT buyers were given a choice of seven optional colors for their new car for the 2006 model year. That year, Speed Yellow proved to be the box ticked the least, as only 75 cars were finished in that color. Of those, 69 were outfitted with the full-stripe option, including both hood stripes and side stripes. This GT features not only the full-stripe option, but the other three available options as well: forged BBS wheels, painted brake calipers in black, and the upgraded McIntosh stereo. Amazingly, this Ford GT has been perfectly preserved for the last 12 years just as it left the factory. It has been driven a paltry six miles from new and presents in virtually as-new condition inside and out. Even the pre-delivery stickers are still affixed to the car’s windshield. Importantly, the car’s original owner’s manuals accompany the car today. One of Ford’s most exciting products thus far into the 21st century, the success of the 2005–2006 GT undoubtedly helped inspire Ford executives to revive the GT just in time to win its class at the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans, 50 years after the first GT secured the first victory for an American manufacturer at the event. Highly sought after, this rare Speed Yellow example presents an amazing opportunity to purchase an as-new 2006 Ford GT, a perfect stablemate to an original GT40 or the new GT of today.
189 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Split Window Coupe 30837S116851 $100,000 $150,000 N/R €88,000 €132,000 Silver Blue over Dark Blue. Built in St. Louis Missouri, this 1963 Sting Ray coupe left the factory presented in Silver Blue with a Dark Blue interior. The car was fitted with the L75 300-hp, 327-cu. in. V-8 engine and a Powerglide automatic transmission, a combination only 1,505 units received in 1963. It was optioned with quick takeoff wheels, an AM/FM radio, tinted glass, power steering and brakes, as well as the rare factory air conditioning, which only 278 examples received. The car was delivered to Humphrey Chevrolet on West Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was purchased by first owner Bryan A. Frame of Waukesha, Wisconsin, on 15 June 1963. This beautiful 1963 ‘Split-Window’ was listed at $5,648.95 when new, including the $59 delivery charge. Today, the Corvette remains very much in the way it left the factory years ago. The car is accompanied by an owner’s manual and a copy of its window sticker. The consignor has made sure this car is sorted, having spent nearly $4,000 in 2017 addressing minor items, receipts for which are included. This is a unique opportunity to own a truly stunning Corvette, specifically the highly desirable one-year-only ‘Split-Window’ coupe. via RM Staluppi ’12 $102k.
190 1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton 812 32269 H $220,000 $260,000 €193,600 €228,800 Geneva Blue over Red leather. 1 of 688 examples. Discovered by Gary Dubnoff ’67, California. Restored. Matching numbers. via RM Monterey ’13 $225,500, RM Scottsdale ’16 $209k and RM Hershey ’17 $212k
191 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 CSX2216 $850,000 $950,000 €748,000 €836,000 White over Red. On 28 October 1963, AC Cars Limited invoiced Ford Motor Credit for a Cobra body in White with Red trim, top, tonneau, and rack-and-pinion steering. The body left the UK aboard the SS Pacific Fortune, which set sail for the U.S. on 7 November 1963 destined for Los Angeles, California. Upon arrival in the States, the Cobra was transported to Shelby American, Inc. in Venice. There, the car received its Ford powertrain, which included a 271-hp, 289-cu. in. Hi-Po V-8 engine, a four-speed manual transmission, and a Powr-Lok limited-slip differential. Shelby American invoiced Pearson Ford in San Diego on 13 January 1964 for a total of $5,525.20, less the $1,000 deposit. The window sticker MSRP shows the “Cobra Sports Roadster” listed at $5,995 plus $391 worth of Group A factory-installed optional equipment and $64.50 in Group B extras for a total initial investment of $6,747.50 with the license and taxes. Henry Hartwell Hester, CA, USA (1), James Gauthier ’70 (2), raced in Solo I competition, Ken Champion ’82 (3), OEM engine fitted, via Grand Prix Classics to Investment Motorsports, IL ’80s (4), rebuilt by Baurle’s Autosport to original form, Gerald A Schwalbach, MN (5), restored to original. The ‘slab-side’ body was refinished in its original white and features front and rear nerf bar bumpers, wind wings, and sun visors. The car rides Michelin XWX tires which are mounted on chrome wire wheels. Though a replacement, the Cobra is powered by an original 289-cu. in. K-code engine and fitted with stock exhaust. It retains its original Borg Warner T-10 aluminum four-speed manual transmission. The interior is completed in red leather and features a wood-rimmed steering wheel with AC center cap, Stewart Warner instrumentation, clock, dash-mounted rearview mirror, and bucket seats with three-in. seatbelts. A tonneau cover and convertible top with top irons provide weather protection. The Cobra retains its original doors, hood latch, and trunk latch, each of which are stamped correctly “2216.” CSX 2216 is accompanied by its original window sticker, Shelby American invoice to the receiving dealer, and a certified copy of the AC Cars Limited invoice to Ford Motor Credit for the account of Shelby American and the original AC Cobra Chassis Instruction Book in its original envelope.
192 1966 Batmobile Replica BAT66 $175,000 $225,000 €154,000 €198,000 Black over Black. To promote the show, Batmobiles toured the country, making appearances at county fairs and race meets. There is no accurate count on how many Batmobiles were originally built; but this car is said to be the sixth example produced and built by Jay Orhrberg Hollywood Cars, one of the premier movie car creators. It is believed that this Batmobile was used to tour the U.S. highlighting the dangers of alcohol and drugs to children. Subsequent to its promotional duties, the car continued to have an interesting history. It was sold from a private collector in Los Angeles during the 1980s to a collector in Germany. It was then purchased by a private museum in 1991. This world traveler resided in the Cars of the Stars collection, considered to be the one of the finest collections of film and television cars in the world. Importantly, this Batmobile was built on a 1959 Lincoln chassis with a hand-built steel body (as opposed to fiberglass). It is finished in the classic Batmobile livery of black with red highlight lines and finished with Cragar wheels. The open cockpit is decorated with round windshields and the interior is tailored with black seats with orange piping, black carpet, a Bat-phone mounted to the dash, custom steering wheel, and Batman symbols on the doors. Powering this stunning Batmobile is a carbureted V-8 engine coupled with an automatic transmission. Relive the golden age of television sci-fi crime fighting with a well-traveled Batmobile that provides as much excitement and style of the original George Barris interpretation.
193 1935 Cadillac v8 Convertible Coupe 3106675 $90,000 $140,000 €79,200 €123,200 Black over Black leather. According to its factory build sheet, this car was special-ordered for the “General Motors Spring Show” in Albany, New York. Presumably this would have been a promotional event sponsored by General Motors or the like. The car was rushed for delivery and finished in all-black with a tan top, wire wheels with black metal covers, and matching side-mounted spares. It was also ordered with a Goddess radiator mascot, pair of license plate frames, and a flexible steering wheel. As offered here, it is still fitted with rare factory dual side-mounts and remains largely original. It has never been cosmetically restored, retaining both its original black paint and its original interior. The car presents beautifully, with a highly attractive patina that underlines the car’s originality. It was treated to a mechanical restoration, including a full engine rebuild, a new wiring harness, gas tank, and shocks, by a noted automotive restorer, the late Ernie Foster of Torrance, California. Speaking to the quality and originality of the presentation, this Cadillac won the coveted Best in Preservation Class award at the prestigious 2012 Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance. It is without a doubt one of the finest extant original examples of the 355D Convertible Coupe and will make an ideal partner on any CCCA CARavan. Furthermore, it is sure to be a strong competitor in any Preservation Class competition, where it would certainly be a welcome entrant.
194 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo NASCAR MRMWC3 $20,000 $30,000 N/R €17,600 €26,400 Best Western race livery over race. This 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, chassis no. MRM-WC-3, was formerly part of Waltrip Racing. It is said to have been originally a 1990s Darrell Waltrip Tabasco Pontiac that was rebodied as a Monte Carlo for Michael Waltrip. The two brothers are Daytona 500 winners and well-known racing personalities from their regular television appearances in covering the NASCAR series. This NASCAR runs with a T&L 355-cu. in. 18-degree V-8 engine with Pontiac Racing 18-degree cylinder heads with wide ports (no. 10134363), high-compression/small-combustion chambers with matching manifold with 850-cfm Holley carburetor. The engine is mated to a Tex’s Transmission four-speed manual gearbox featuring a Hurst shifter and Simpson shift boot and is kept cool by a Griffin radiator. The rear end is fitted with 4.56:1 gears with a NASCAR posi-traction unit in which the pump has been removed. Four-wheel disc brakes bring the car to an abrupt halt. The car features a 16:1 ratio steering box and rides on a set of Hoosier racing tires which are mounted on Aero Race wheels. The interior features a full roll cage with BSCI padding, a Butler Built racing seat with Simpson five-point harness, Simpson window net, as well as an Auto-Meter Sport-Comp II tachometer and Pro-Comp instrumentation. The car is accompanied by an extra set of Goodyear tires.
195 1957 Porsche 356A 1600 Speedster 82759 $350,000 $400,000 €308,000 €352,000 Red over Black leatherette. This 1600 Speedster is a unique, matching-numbers example, as verified by the accompanying copy of the factory Kardex as well as its Porsche Production Specifications certificate. It was delivered to renowned Porsche dealer, Max Hoffman in New York, on 20 November 1956, originally finished in red over a black leatherette interior and fitted with sealed beam headlights and U.S.-specification bumpers. Chassis 82759 still bears its correct color combination and features its original sheet metal, displaying superb patina – consistent with many decades of dry storage in the San Diego area. This car is being offered by its longtime second owner, complete with black convertible top and a rare period after-market hard top. Having quietly resided with its current owner for decades, the rediscovery of this Southern California Speedster presented an exhilarating experience as it reemerged from its long-term slumber. Upon careful examination, it was discovered that many years of careful storage in a dry climate had preserved the older cosmetic restoration, as well as many untouched factory-original details that are usually lost over time. Stunning for its originality, renowned for its pedigree and lineage, and rare for its limited-production numbers, this fabulous 356 A 1600 Speedster ticks all the boxes. A Porsche icon, the Speedster offers the ultimate top-down touring experience and instant recognition at shows and Porsche club activities.
196 1972 Ferrari 365GTB/4 14999 $725,000 $825,000 €638,000 €726,000 Rosso Corboda over Pelle Beige and Nero leather. via Chinetti to Howard O’Flynn, NJ, USA (1), stored ’80s, Germany from ’13, cosmetically restored and mechanically overhauled by Carrozzeria Zanasi, US vendor ’16. Purchased by its current owner in 2016, the car was returned to the U.S. and has appeared at a handful of concours events since its return stateside. Its first showing was at the Ferrari Club of America Annual Meet in 2017 where it was awarded a Platinum Award. Later that year, the car was shown at Concorso Italiano and appeared at the Casa Ferrari at Pebble Beach in 2017. It is accompanied by a tool roll, a file of documentation containing invoices from the recent work completed by Ferrari Eberlein and Carozzeria Zanasi. The Daytona’s Classiche certification binder confirms its level of amazing originality, as the car retains both its original engine and gearbox. The odometer is currently showing just over 11,000 miles from new, only 2,000 of which have been accumulated since the car was removed from long-term storage seven years ago. This is surely amongst the lowest mileage and most original Daytona in existence, thanks to its many years in storage and careful custodianship from subsequent owners.
197 1969 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman 100.014.12.001246 $200,000 $250,000 €176,000 €220,000 Dark Blue over Red leather. The four-door 600 Pullman offered was purchased by the consignor in 2005 and is beautifully finished in a striking color scheme of Dark Blue over red leather. In the last two years a total of $41,000 in service work was performed, with the entire hydraulic system gone through and any leaks repaired. At the time of its inspection, the hydraulic functions were all working properly, the air conditioning blew cold, and the suspension held even height after sitting for extended periods of time. It would be difficult to find a fully serviced 600 in comparable mechanical condition. The result is one of the finest of its kind available – and still very much the world’s ultimate automobile, a definitive statement in power, luxury, and superb engineering, after five decades.
198 1987 Porsche 959 WP0ZZZ95ZHS900037 $950,000 $1,100,000 €836,000 €968,000 Black over Black leather. German car, Federalized and licensed for street use in Californi by G&K Automotive Services to be brought into federal compliance for American road use. Going a step further, this 959 was licensed in California and still retains its California state B.A.R. compliance sticker. It is important to note that all of this 959’s engine management systems and control computers are original – it has not been converted to the later MoTeC system. The only modification the owner is aware of is the addition of catalytic converters integrated into a custom-manufactured muffler. A clean CARFAX report on file shows that the car was first registered in California in 2001. When it was imported into the U.S., the decision was made to repaint the car from its original shade of Graphite Grey Metallic to jet gloss Black. It is understood that this was performed at the request of the original importer who kept this 959 as his personal car and preferred the solid color to the original metallic hue. In 2007, the 959 came into its present custodianship when it was purchased by Wayne R. Dempsey, founder of Pelican Parts, and author of best-selling Porsche books How to Rebuild and Modify Porsche 911 Engines and 101 Projects for Your Porsche 911. Having owned several Porsche 962 race cars, this California street-legal 959 with its 962-derived powerplant fit perfectly into Dempsey’s impressive collection of prototype racing Porsche cars. It was driven sparingly but regularly and was often seen at shows and events throughout Southern California. During Dempsey’s ownership, this 959 has been serviced and maintained by the staff at Pelican Parts, who have replaced numerous components, including all four hydraulic accumulators, all four adjustable Bilstein air shocks, and the complete set of brake pads and rotors—approximately $50,000 in parts alone. It is worth noting that this car retains the original ride height adjustable 959 suspension setup, which has been deleted from many of the 959s on the road today. An impressive complement of factory items and accessories accompany the car, including a complete tool kit, first aid kit, air compressor, torque wrench, wheel removal tool, hazard triangle, and jack. In addition, the owner’s manual and original VIN-stamped warranty book are included, along with an original “unobtainium” 959 factory cassette tape. A unique selection of factory Porsche 959 press materials, the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, a “Special Edition Certificate,” and a copy of the Art and Car edition of Porsche 959 by Jürgen Lewandowski are also included. A brand-new factory 959 mph speedometer is also provided with the car, for the new owner to convert the gauge cluster from km to mph if so desired. This extensive collection of memorabilia also includes a copy Porsche Sixty Years by Randy Leffingwell, which features this 959 as an exceptional original example of the model. The icing on the cake is an original WABCO brake system diagnostic tester and a 959 code reader – both extremely rare items of great value to all 959 mechanics. Today with just under 41,000 km (25,350 miles) recorded, this 959 is an excellent driving machine, and upon inspection shows no evidence of any prior accident damage. It has been cared for and professionally maintained by enthusiastic owners over the years, having been enjoyed in the personal collection of a noted Porsche performance aficionado for the past decade. The result is a car that boasts a substantial level of originality throughout – even the air conditioning works!
199 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing 198.040.5500695 $1,200,000 $1,400,000 €1,056,000 €1,232,000 Light Green metallic over Red leather. via Max Hoffman to William D. Brown, CA, USA (1), various, offered at Gooding Pebble ’10 in Red, redone in original livery, otherwise totally original and lovingly maintained. 65,000 miles from new. Outstanding. via RM New York ’13 $1.265 mil.
200 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400SV 4912 $2,100,000 $2,500,000 €1,848,000 €2,200,000 Bleu Medio over Pelle Bleu. Completed on 29 October 1971, this P400 SV, chassis no. 4912, was originally finished in Bleu Medio over a Pelle Bleu interior and was shipped new to the U.S. through Modena Car U.S.A. Notably, it was the only Miura SV to be finished in that color according to Joe Sackey’s definitive tome, The Lamborghini Miura Bible. Furthermore, it is one of 11 single-sump Miura SVs to be fitted from new by the factory with optional air conditioning and one of just five examples equipped as such delivered stateside. Chassis 4912 resided in Texas as of 1977 under the ownership of Pedro A. Rubio but had left his ownership by 1979. It is believed that the car remained in the U.S. until at least 1992. At that time, the car was imported from the U.S. to Japan by the Tokyo Pipe Co. Ltd. The car remained in Japan for the next 20 years, and during this time, it remained largely in static storage. By 2011, it was sold to a Mr. Yamaguchi of Tokyo, then returned back to the U.S. It has since been the recipient of a full cosmetic restoration to original colors by Bodie Stroud, and mechanical work was done by the owner’s personal shop that services many street and race cars. During this time, the engine was reported to have strong compression, so only top end work was carried out. All electronics were looked after, and even a correct SV steering column was sourced. Since completion, it has been shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the San Marino Motor Classic, and the Father’s Day show on Rodeo Drive. When shown, it was only for display and not judged. Without the Miura, it can be argued that Lamborghini might not even exist as a company today. Its importance to the automotive world simply cannot be overstated. Chassis no. 4912 is an excellent driver’s Miura and would surely put a smile on the faces of any driver and passenger at speed. Furthermore, considering its incredible original specification and superb concours restoration, it is sure to attract even more attention and awards wherever it is shown and admired. It is without a doubt one of the finest SVs available – glistening in its original Bleu Medio with stunning gold wheels.
201 1989 Ferrari F40 80161 $1,200,000 $1,600,000 €1,056,000 €1,408,000 Rosso Corsa over Rosso. Stefano Casiraghi, Italy (1), unnamed, Switzerland ’89 (2), unnamed, France ’15 (3), unnamed, PA, USA vendor (4). Since then, the car has continued to be well preserved and maintained. Importantly, the F40 is still accompanied by its original books, tools, and even a copy of the original sales invoice bearing Casiraghi’s signature. Most recently, the F40 was certified by Ferrari Classiche, confirming that it retains its original chassis, engine, and gearbox.
202 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe 1E32909 $90,000 $110,000 N/R €79,200 €96,800 Grey over Black leather. Offered here is something truly special: an original new E-Type with only one meticulous owner from new. This E-type was owned by one enthusiast gentleman who recorded every single service ever performed to the vehicle – often including an odometer reading for reference. The journal in which he recorded these services begins on 9 March 1966 with the Jaguar’s 1,000-mile check-up and ends over four decades later on 30 November 2013 with the odometer reading 107,880 miles. The car is overwhelmingly original throughout and is still fitted with its original engine. Recent inspection has shown that much of the exterior paint is original, with evidence of repainting many years ago on the right side and driver’s side rear fender following minor damage – all noted in the service journal. The interior remains in very well-preserved original condition. Having travelled with the owner from his original home in Oklahoma and then to sunny California in the 1970s, the E-Type was a constant companion until the owner sadly passed away in 2015. The past three years have seen the Jaguar in covered storage, but a recent mechanical service and new tires have ensured that it is in running order. True “one owner from new” cars, especially one in as original condition as this, are becoming increasingly hard to find. Accompanied by complete documentation, the original tool roll, and owner’s manuals, this is an exceptional E-Type in all regards, and one that should not be overlooked.
203 2003 Aston Martin DB AR1 Roadster SCFAE62303K800016 $325,000 $375,000 €286,000 €330,000 Tungsten Silver over an All-Soft White leather interior that is adorned with diamond-pleated front and rear seating and envelops the driver and passengers in a world of comfort. The five-spoke alloy wheels are offset with tasteful, red-painted brake calipers. Other options include embroidered over mats, a satellite navigation system, power folding mirrors, and aluminum switches, including the gearshift knob. Also included is a serial numbered car cover, a set of matching umbrellas, as well as the original owner’s manual, window sticker, and spare key fob. The DB AR1 remains as popular and iconic today as when it was first built, and opportunities to acquire one are few and far between. This example, in excellent colors and only 97 original miles, would make a superb addition to any connoisseur’s stable.
204 1961 Morgan Plus 4 4572 $35,000 $40,000 N/R €30,800 €35,200 Red over Black. This 1960 Morgan Plus 4 was shipped to the U.S. on 13 July 1960. It was sold through the well-known Fergus Imports of New York. The car originally left the factory painted blue with black leather upholstery. A U.S.-specification left-hand-drive example, the Morgan was originally equipped with disc brakes. Today the car is presented in red with a black interior and red top. The exterior features Maxtel fog lights, wind wings, driver mirror, and rear luggage rack. The Morgan rides on Kelly Steel Belted Metric tires that are mounted on painted wire wheels; front disc brakes bring the car to a safe stop. The simple, yet nicely appointed interior features a Bluemel Brooklands steering wheel and Smiths instrumentation. The car is accompanied by its Morgan Chassis Record and the Morgan Plus 4 instruction book.
205 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster 1E10698 $140,000 $180,000 N/R €123,200 €158,400 Black over Black leather. According to this E-Type’s accompanying JDHT Certificate, this example was dispatched on 15 March 1965 and delivered to Jaguar Cars in New York. Originally presented in Opalescent Maroon with a black interior and top, the car was sold through Kingsfield Motors Inc. of Englewood, New Jersey, on 19 April 1965. Kingsfield Motors’ salesman P. Marshall sold the car to Edwin Riley of North Bergen. Options listed on the invoice included a hardtop, radio, bumper guards, and a racing mirror. Out the door, Mr. Riley acquired this fine Jaguar for $6,165.50. The car is believed to have remained in Riley family ownership into the 1980s. At some point in the car’s life it was repainted to the current shade of black it is presented in today. Exterior features still include the factory hardtop, black soft top, driver’s side Talbot-style mirror, and bumper guards. The car rides on Firestone FR710 thin whitewall radial tires mounted on chrome knock-off wire wheels. Four-wheel disc brakes bring the car to a safe stop, with the front discs having been upgraded to a Wilwood configuration for improved stopping power. The interior is presented in black leather featuring an adjustable wood-rimmed steering wheel, Smiths instruments, and a Blaupunkt AM/FM radio. Accompanying the car is the original invoice from Kingsfield Motors, Inc., original State of New Jersey Certificate of Ownership, 4.2 E-Type operating, maintenance, and service book, as well as Periodic Maintenance Voucher booklet, pamphlet of Jaguar sales and service centers in the U.S. and Canada, and the Manufacturer’s Warranty pamphlet. The E-Type is arguably the most iconic road car produced by Jaguar, with Series 1 examples being the most desirable, and especially those powered by the improved 4.2-liter engine. Not sold at RM Hershey ’18.
206 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark II AM300/1114 $350,000 $450,000 €308,000 €396,000 Blue over Tan leather. RHD. 1 of 199 examples. 3 litre engine, via Tice & Son to unnamed, UK (1). Unknown. Today the car is beautifully presented in a rich blue over tan combination, with the well-fitted and properly maintained leather upholstery facing a rich burled dashboard with crisp, clear proper Smiths instrumentation. Under the hood is clean and correct, without being over-restored, while the chassis appears to have undergone minimal use. The body trim is in excellent condition, including the chrome hardware and the wire wheels, which feature a distinctive combination of chrome spokes and blue rims, surrounded by blackwall Avon Turbospeed tires. Additional equipment includes front and rear bumper overriders, Lucas amber-lensed driving lamps, and a dashboard-mounted radio with rear-mounted aerial. The odometer recorded 64,282 miles at the time of cataloguing. Both the original chassis no. stamping and the original brass tag with chassis and engine numbers are still present. Rare, well preserved and matching numbers. via RM Monterey ’18 $318k.
207 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Villa d’Este SCFLMCPZ1JGJ33755 $600,000 $800,000 €528,000 €704,000 Lava Red over Black and Spicy Red. Overall, the Vanquish Zagato concept otherwise had a one-off flair – except that the automaker green-lighted production of 99 coupe examples directly after Villa d’Este, with convertible, speedster, and shooting brake models following shortly after. Each coupe, built at Aston Martin’s Gaydon, Warwickshire, factory for the 2018 model year, was individually numbered and just 15 were earmarked for the U.S. All 99 examples share the uprated, 592-hp version of Aston Martin’s V-12 engine that delivers power to the rear wheels, an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, and big CCM brakes lurking behind its 20-in. alloy wheels. Though the Vanquish Zagato’s prime appeal lies in its styling, the purity of its naturally aspirated V-12 and rear-wheel-drive make it a thrilling performance. On offer here is one of the 15 U.S.-specification coupes. Finished in the Villa d’Este concept design color of Lava Red, this Vanquish Zagato is as stunning to behold as it was at Lake Como. The interior is as luxurious as Aston Martin can create – the Lava red exterior is echoed with Black and Spicy Red duotone seats, accented by “Z” quilting on the seats and side doors. Equipped with the optional “Villa d’Este” package, the badges, wheel spokes, and side strakes are picked out in gold – which is then brought through to the dashboard on vents and elements of switchgear. Aston Martin’s herringbone carbon fiber facia completes the package, surrounding the driver in the finest materials available. Showing only delivery mileage and, as is to be expected from a vehicle showing fewer than 50 miles on its odometer, it is in as-new condition. A seamless blend of British and Italian style, this unique limited-edition Vanquish Zagato is an instant collectible and sure to draw a crowd wherever it appears.
208 2015 McLaren P1 SBM12ABA0FW000233 $1,300,000 $1,700,000 €1,144,000 €1,496,000 Kilo Grey over Carbon Black, this P1 features visible carbon fiber throughout its interior, including on the door mirrors, side panels, snorkel, front and rear bumpers, as well as the stealth pack, stealth badge set, and stealth-finished wheels over contrasting McLaren Orange brake calipers. The McLaren orange details continue throughout the interior and the P1 features McLaren Orange stitching on the steering wheel and seats. The remainder of the interior is trimmed in Carbon Black Alcantara. Looking to make his P1 stand out from the rest, the owner specified his new P1 through McLaren’s Special Operations department, which allows for near-limitless possibilities to customize one’s new McLaren. This included the car’s special color of Kilo Grey, painting the upper surface of the rear wing while leaving the bottom in bare carbon fiber, painting a P1 logo on the engine cover in McLaren Orange, utilizing a satin lacquer on its rockers and tub inside the door sills, carbon fiber vent bezels, and instrument cluster in satin finish, P1 logos on the headrests in Orange, Bright Orange contrast stitching utilized on the seats and the steering wheel, and Frank Stephenson’s signature on the underside of the bonnet, also in Orange. It was delivered new to the consignor through McLaren Philadelphia in 2015. Since then, the car has been preserved in virtually as-new condition, accumulating just under 350 miles since leaving the factory. In addition to its original manuals, battery charger, as well as service invoices from new, the car had its annual service in April 2017 at 191 miles. Brilliantly optioned with a host of MSO special features, this is a virtually as-new P1 ready to be enjoyed by its next owner.
209 1969 Jaguar XKSS Replica Lynx Replica P1R42421 $400,000 $500,000 €352,000 €440,000 British Racing Green over Red leather. This Jaguar XKSS was constructed by Lynx in the 1970s and is one of an exclusive series of only nine such cars made, ordered new by legendary car hunter, enthusiast, and racer Colin Crabbe. Working closely with Lynx founder Chris Keith-Lucas, Crabbe special-ordered the car with special cams, pistons, crankshaft, and 3.8-liter dry sump engine. In addition to the performance upgrades, Crabbe had the car’s foot-well area recessed two inches, allowing his 6-ft. 5-in. frame to fit comfortably in the car. Crabbe raced the car at Goodwood for several years before selling it to Aston Martin CEO Victor Gauntlett. Subsequently, the current owner purchased it, where it has been part of his collection for nearly 20 years, accumulating less than 7,000 since new. With low mileage, superb pedigree, and in exemplary condition, this Lynx-built XKSS represents a unique opportunity to acquire a car ideally suited for vintage racing, rallies, and exhibition.
210 1956 Austin-Healey 100M Dealer Le Mans BN2-L/230571 $75,000 $90,000 N/R €66,000 €79,200 English White and Black over White. This 1956 Austin-Healey 100 M was completed on 27 January 1956 and finished in Reno Red with a Red interior and Black top. It featured a heater, miles-per-hour speedometer, laminated windscreen, and Duplo double vertical dip headlamps. A left-hand-drive export model, the car was sold through Gilta Rabat S.A., of Morocco. The car has since been refinished to its current color combination of English White over black with white seats. It rides on painted knock-off wire wheels with Dunlop Road Speed RS5 tires. Exterior features on the car include a Le Mans-style vented bonnet with leather strap, fog lights with Hella covers, a raked windshield, and rear reflectors. The car is powered by an inline four-cylinder engine featuring twin SU carburetors and a beautiful aluminum valve cover; it is paired to a four-speed manual transmission with overdrive. The plaque above the carburetors notes that the car was fitted with the ‘Le Mans’ Modification Kit, presumably by the selling dealer. The car retains its matching-numbers chassis, body, and engine, confirmed by its accompanying BMIHT Certificate. The interior has been restored to its current combination and features a painted dashboard with Smiths instrumentation, a wood-rimmed steering wheel, black door panels and carpets, and bucket seats upholstered in white with red piping. The car is accompanied by a full-size spare, as well as a tonneau cover.
216 1986 Porsche 944 Turbo WP0AA0951GN153497 $25,000 $30,000 N/R €22,000 €26,400 Guards Red over Black leather. This is not one of those abused examples. Its condition and low mileage are absolutely stunning. The Certificate of Authenticity on file from Porsche confirms this 944 Turbo was delivered new exactly as we see it today – in Guards Red over a partial black leather interior with forged alloy wheels, and such options as an electric sunroof, alarm system, cruise control, and side moldings. The superb documentation on file clearly traces its ownership history back to at least the late 1980s with copies of titles and extensive service receipts going back well into the 1990s. The Porsche was owned by two individuals in Illinois, both of whom we understand were professors at the University of Illinois. By 2004 the car had only accumulated 34,000 miles, and the ownership chain is clearly documented as the car had never left Illinois until this point and was acquired by a couple in Michigan. The most recent owner, in fact, actively used the car in Porsche Club of America events and a local North Carolina Concours, still with very low mileage and in superb original condition. As the collector car hobby continues to evolve, a new generation is taking note of the icons from their own youth, and the 944 Turbo is at the very top of that list, catapulted by sexy good looks and a thrilling and predictable driving experience the likes of which only a front-engined turbocharged Porsche can deliver. This low-mileage 951 is one of the very best!
217 1991 Acura NSX JH4NA1159MT800222 $90,000 $110,000 N/R €79,200 €96,800 Berlina Black over Black leather. The example presented here, elegantly finished in Berlina Black with matching black leather interior and dealer-ordered fitted luggage from Italy, has been fastidiously maintained by its original owner since new. Kept as a collector car since day one, it has been carefully driven just a little over 6,000 miles since delivery and is in exceptional un-restored original condition. This is an early production car, serial no. 222. Interestingly, the same owner of this NSX also purchased a bookend, as-new 2017 NSX, serial no. 223, in contrasting Casino White Pearl, which is also being offered here for sale. Japanese cars have been garnering the attention of more collectors in recent years, even being recognized at Pebble Beach with the first-ever annual Japanese Automotive Invitational, where an NSX was on display with other hand-selected Japanese cars of historical importance. This car represents a unique opportunity to acquire one of the most pristine, low-mileage, first-year Acura NSX cars anywhere
218 2017 Acura NSX 19UNC1B09HY000156 $125,000 $150,000 N/R €110,000 €132,000 Casino White Pearl over Black leather. This stunning 2017 Acura NSX, finished from the factory in the upgraded color of Casino White Pearl with contrasting black interior, was acquired by its current owner having only accumulated 2,700 carefully driven miles since new. This NSX is lavishly optioned, including carbon fiber interior and exterior sport package, semi-Aniline leather sport seats, carbon fiber engine cover and rear spoiler, ceramic brakes with black calipers, signature Y-spoke black wheels, and technology package. Only 581 of these Acura supercars were produced for the 2017 model year, this car being number 223. Having already owned from new the Berlina Black 1991 NSX, serial no. 222, now offered here as well, the consignor jumped at the chance to acquire this 2017 NSX and create a complementary pairing with these two exceptional examples. The next owner is now presented with a very rare opportunity to acquire two pristine NSX models, sequentially numbered, from bookend generations.
219 1981 Lamborghini Countach LP400S Series II 1121260 $375,000 $450,000 €330,000 €396,000 Nero over Beige leather. Longtime Lamborghini enthusiasts, the current owner’s family acquired this Countach from the Road Show of Dallas, Texas, on 31 March 1986. The car was registered annually between 1989 and 1993, with an engine rebuild performed by Dallas Motorsport and Atwell Engineering in 1992. The Lamborghini has since been stored in the family’s collection alongside their many other fine collector automobiles until this year. It has more recently been reconditioned prior to sale by RM Auto Restoration, with extensive mechanical work to return it to running and driving order. Importantly, the car retains its original interior, now freshly detailed. The car is offered with ownership documentation and maintenance receipts from the early 1990s, largely related to the engine work, as well as a correct owner’s manual. An exceptionally original Series II Countach from dedicated long-term ownership, this LP400 S marks a rare opportunity in a growing market for these low, sleek machines – a vision of future’s past that looks nearly as modern today as it did in the 1970s.
220 1992 Ferrari 512TR 93221 $140,000 $170,000 €123,200 €149,600 Nero over Rosso Marrone leather. Described by the consignor as being in excellent condition throughout and virtually flawless, this 512 TR is finished in very attractive black over maroon Connolly leather – a very rare and striking combination. In addition, the car is upgraded with an array of sophisticated security and sound equipment, including a custom alarm with window roll-ups and LED door locks, and built-in three-way strobe lights, front and rear, as well as Sony fiber optic 10-disc CD player and a four-disc mini-changer – both with monitor read outs; four-in. TV with tuner; Sony radio/tape deck with digital sound processor; rear-view video camera; and custom 2,000-watt Macintosh sound system with 13 speakers. According to the consignor, most modifications can be easily undone if preferred. A clean CARFAX report is included with the sale, along with the original tool set in leather attaché, owner’s manuals with leather folio, and compressed air bottle. This is one of the iconic Ferraris of its time, in a rare and desirable color combination, and will be sure to impress.
221 1989 Ferrari Testarossa 79683 $130,000 $160,000 €114,400 €140,800 Rosso Corsa over Crema leather. The Testarossa on offer is an original U.S.-delivery example, finished in the traditional Ferrari color scheme of Rosso Corsa over Tan leather. It has undergone a recent full service, including replacement of the belts, as well as recent paintwork to the hood and front fender. It is accompanied by a binder of documentation, as well as owner’s manuals, tool roll, and a rare set of fitted Schedoni luggage. Overall it remains in excellent condition with just 14,000 actual miles. The Ferrari Testarossa was destined to be a collectible from day one. This low-mileage example, presented in the desirable colors and with rare Schedoni luggage, is a truly special example, one any Ferrari cognoscenti is sure to appreciate.
222 2005 Porsche Carrera GT WP0CA29855L001164 $700,000 $900,000 €616,000 €792,000 Blassalt back metallic over terracota leather. 612bhp 5733cc V10. 6 speed manual. Tourist delivery to US owner, full serviced, 8500 miles from new. Like new. via Bonhams Amelia ’17 NS$600k.
223 1994 Porsche 911 Speedster WP0CB296XRS465204 $150,000 $200,000 N/R €132,000 €176,000 Double Black. This 1994 Porsche 911 Speedster was originally built to order for the drummer of the Canadian rock band Rush, Neil Peart, who, in addition to being one of the world’s finest drummers, is an avid motoring enthusiast. The Speedster is finished in Black with a Black interior and built to Canadian specifications. It was optioned with an AM/FM radio with cassette and four speakers, air conditioning with full climate control, and a set of Michelin tires. The car was completed on 2 July 1993 and shipped to Canada where it was sold through Automobiles E. Lauzon of Quebec. Neil Peart enjoyed the car for a number of years, eventually importing it to the U.S. to be used at his Los Angeles residence. Peart parted ways with his 911 Speedster in January 2003. Immediately thereafter, the car was purchased by a prominent collector from Kansas, who has owned it since. The interior is completed in black, offering passenger seating for two with red painted hard-shelled Recaro sport seats upholstered in tri-tone leather. The gauge cluster, shifter and boot, emergency brake handle, seatbelts, and door handles and pulls are finished in red, providing a tasteful contrast to the black interior. With the top down, a “double-bubble” tonneau covers the black convertible top. The odometer displays 47,501 km (~29,516 miles), which is believed to be original. A placard can be found on the passenger side dash denoting the car was built especially for Neil Peart. The Speedster features an upgraded aftermarket radio unit and speakers, as well as a removable front trunk-mounted Kenwood Bandpass Enclosure subwoofer. Naturally, these audio upgrades were completed under Neil Peart’s ownership. The car is accompanied by its Porsche manuals, in their original leather pouch; tool roll, original jack, and spare; a copy of the Neal Peart title; and its respective Porsche Production Specifications document. The Speedster has been regularly serviced, most recently benefitting from a 30,000-mile major engine service. Additionally, the oil was changed, and the car was fitted with all-new filters, belts, brake fluid, recharged air conditioning, new distributor caps, rotors, wires, and plugs (twin-plug system). The Speedster has also recently been fitted with a brand-new set of Porsche ‘N-spec’ Bridgestone Potenza S-02 A tires. With less than 1,000 examples produced, 50 percent of which were destined for North America, and even fewer to Canada, this 1994 Porsche 911 Speedster is quite a rare example. Even more so by the fact that it was custom ordered, purchased new, and enjoyed for many years by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame drummer, Neil Peart.
224 1996 Ferrari F355 Spider 106114 $100,000 $125,000 €88,000 €110,000 Verde Ingles over Beige leather. Equipped with the desirable six-speed manual transmission, the F355 Spider on offer today is presented in the rare and very attractive color combination of Verde Ingles over beige leather. Previous records note that the Ferrari had a full engine-out service at 4,600 miles in 2014, for a total cost in excess of $12,000. Recent services and receipts accompany the vehicle in the history file. Low mileage and a known service history make this F355 Spider a truly fine example of one of Ferrari’s most-loved models.
225 2011 Porsche 911/996 GT2 RS WP0AE2A95BS778123 $400,000 $500,000 €352,000 €440,000 Black over Black. A mere 142 examples were earmarked for the U.S., including this black example that was built on 1 December 2010. This well-equipped 911 GT2 RS features matching black-painted 19-in. GT3 wheels with center locks wrapped around carbon ceramic brakes with yellow calipers, carbon fiber fenders, the Sound Package Plus, and a black interior trimmed in full leather and Alcantara with carbon fiber accents. Serial number 412 (of 500) was delivered new in New Mexico but was relocated to the St. Louis area shortly thereafter where it was serviced by Plaza Porsche and Porsche St. Louis. It found its way to Southern California in late 2014. Its servicing is up to date and it recently passed Porsche’s 110-point certified pre-owned inspection. Currently fitted with the original and more comfortable Adaptive Sport seats, the carbon fiber-reinforced Sport bucket seats can still be acquired through Porsche should the next owner prefer the racing-style seats. In essentially new condition, this 911 GT2 RS has been driven only 5,350 miles and is ready to be enjoyed by its next owner as Porsche intended.
226 2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello 134033 $250,000 $300,000 €220,000 €264,000 Azzurro California over Sabbia leather. Equipped with the rare and desirable six-speed manual transmission, this 575 Maranello is tastefully finished in Azzurro California over Sabbia leather upholstery. Sold new through Ferrari of Washington in Sterling, Virginia, the car’s first owner was Laurence Abramson of West Palm Beach, Florida, who took delivery in September 2003. Subsequently shipped to Florida, the car was sold to Frederick Scott, also of Florida in May 2004 with only 800 miles on the odometer. He kept the car for the next year and drove it regularly, putting nearly 7,000 miles on the car over the next 18 months. The 575 then moved to San Francisco where it was purchased by James Marchi in January 2006 and remained with him at least through 2014. The car’s next owner would be the noted Ferrari collector Brandon Wang who imported the car to the UK for use there and on the continent in January 2016. It has remained there ever since. It is worth noting that the car’s last cambelt service was undertaken in February 2017 by Dick Lovett Ferrari. Sold to its current owner about a year ago, the car has remained in the UK and was only recently shipped back stateside. Truly a highly capable 21st century grand tourer, a manual transmission 575 Maranello is practical enough to be driven regularly yet is never a disappointment in terms of performance. Presented in a beautiful color combination, this example would be a brilliant addition to the garage of any collector.
227 2015 Porsche 918 Wessaich Spider WP0CA2A16FS800652 $1,500,000 $1,700,000 €1,320,000 €1,496,000 Black wrap and Martini livery over Black. 1 of 200 Weissach edition, delivered in Metallic Oryx White over Onyx Black. Well specced. 270 miles from new. Recent $7k service. via RM New York ’17 $1.732 mil.
228 2003 Ferrari 360GT 2022 $300,000 $350,000 €264,000 €308,000 Rosso over Race. Of those 20 cars, three were delivered to the Houston-based race team, Risi Competizione, and chassis no. 2022 was the second example they received. Arriving in early 2003, the car’s first event was the 12 Hours of Sebring that year. Driven by Marino Franchetti and Kevin McGarrity, the car qualified 36th on the grid. Making it through 243 laps of the race, it was eventually sidelined after an accident. To complete repairs, the car was returned to Italy to be rebuilt. Returning to North America in 2004, the 360 GT was sold to Remo Ferri of Ferrari of Ontario and subsequently Dan Heard of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 2005. In Heard’s ownership, the car made two trips to the track in 2006 and 2007 but remained mostly in storage during this time. A major service that included new cam belts was completed in April 2012, and it was sold to Bruce Banyo in 2012. Banyo showed the car at the Cavallino Classic in 2014, winning a Silver award, and the car was sold to the current owner this year. In his care, chassis no. 2022 was shown at the Classiche Concorso d’Eleganza at Daytona Raceway as part of the Ferrari Finali Mondiali in 2016. The car also scored Platinum Awards at the Concorso Italiano, the International Ferrari FCA event in Pasadena, as well as at the National Meet. An exciting piece of modern motorsport, this rare 360 GT would surely provide loads of thrills on the track and garner further accolades off the track.
229 2008 Ferrari 430 Scuderia 161467 $200,000 $220,000 €176,000 €193,600 Nero over Nero alcantara. Delivered new through Ferrari of Long Island, this 430 Scuderia is beautifully presented in Nero paintwork with the model’s signature racing stripe in silver. The car’s interior trim perfectly mimics its exterior and is trimmed in Nero Alcantara with stitching and 3D seat inserts in Grigio Chiaro. Further options include contrasting yellow brake calipers and rev counter, carbon fiber steering wheels with LEDs, stereo with navigation and Bluetooth, and a fire extinguisher. According to the accompanying CARFAX report, its first owner took delivery of the new 430 Scuderia in June 2008. The car has remained on Long Island ever since and remains in wonderful condition both inside and out. Today the car includes its original owner’s manual, books, and a spare set of keys. Over a decade after its initial introduction, the 430 Scuderia has aged exceptionally well and its performance is still thrilling, even compared to Ferrari’s more recent offerings. With less than 6,000 miles from new and presented in a tasteful color combination, this would be a wonderful modern Ferrari to drive and enjoy.
230 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda 11304410003897 $60,000 $80,000 N/R €52,800 €70,400 Red over Tan leather. 2.8-liter straight six-cylinder engine, Four-speed manual transmission, Air conditioning; power steering and brakes, VDO instrumentation and clock, Becker Europa radio, Stunning color combination
231 1975 Porsche 914 2.0 4752907927 $40,000 $60,000 N/R €35,200 €52,800 Nepal Orange over Black. After starting a successful business, the first and only owner purchased this 914 2.0 from Sandia Porsche Audi in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as a gift for his then-girlfriend. According to the accompanying window sticker, the car was optioned with tinted glass, an intermittent windshield wiper, and the appearance group, which consisted of a leatherette steering wheel, fog lights, dual-tone horn, center storage box with an armrest, leatherette boot for the gearshift, and center console with clock, oil temperature gauge, and a voltage meter. The MSRP was listed as $7,623.65. The car’s first registration was issued in Albuquerque on 4 August 1975. An oil change receipt notes that it received fresh oil on 27 August 1975 at Don Zimmer Porsche Audi at 999 miles. Unfortunately, as it turned out, the owner’s girlfriend preferred driving his truck, so the comparatively diminutive 914 saw little use. The Porsche continued to be driven intermittently until the end of that year and was eventually parked in the owner’s garage with only 1,141 miles on its odometer. Even though he and his girlfriend went their separate ways, the 914 remained with him, parked safely in the garage – that is, until it was finally disentombed and removed by the original owner earlier this year, some four decades after it was put away. As a result of its storage in a dry climate, the 914 presents today in exceptionally original condition. The interior looks virtually untouched, the car still boasts its original paintwork, original tires (since replaced), and the convertible top has never been removed from the car. Importantly, the car still retains its original manuals with vinyl folio, a small bottle of Nepal Orange touch-up paint, and original window sticker. Undoubtedly one of the lowest mileage and most original examples extant, this 914 boasts a unique story that only adds to its amazing condition. Most recently the 914 was sympathetically detailed and serviced, including flushing the fuel tank, replacing the fuel lines, and generally recommissioning the fuel system. Furthermore, the original tires were replaced for safe driving, but are included with the sale. Not only will this be the first time the car has been offered for sale since 1975, this is also the first time that the car has left its garage in New Mexico since then. Truly a time capsule Porsche, such another opportunity will likely never come to pass.
232 1972 Intermeccanica Italia Spider 50421414 $120,000 $150,000 N/R €105,600 €132,000 Burgundy over Burgundy leather. The splendid example offered here is a rare U.S.-specification car and was delivered on 11 January 1972 to the U.S. distributer Joe Vos in New York and then sold new to Larry Simon of Shawnee-on-Delaware, Pennsylvania. The car was originally finished in Argento over a black vinyl interior with a matching black top and fitted with a Ford 351 V-8, four-speed transmission, and 3.00:1 rear end. As a late-production example, the car was equipped with the latest Intermeccanica front and rear suspension and was U.S. DOT compliant. The car was also optioned with electric windows, full headrests, and air conditioning. Mr. Simon drove the car sparingly, accumulating just under 65,000 miles over the last four-and-a-half decades. Recently, Mr. Simon commissioned Italian car specialist Gary Bobileff of Bobileff Motorcars to perform a comprehensive restoration that included a complete mechanical rebuild and stripping the body down to bare metal. Only test miles have been put on the car since the restoration was completed and acquired by the current consignor. Finished in an elegant burgundy color complemented with a sumptuous burgundy leather and tan suede interior, this Italia is simply stunning. With fewer than 400 of these models built during its production run from 1967 to 1973, the Italia has since taken on an appealing mystique as a rare automobile from one of the most exciting eras of Italian car manufacturing. A powerful and dependable Ford 351 Cleveland V-8 engine, as well as being equipped with highly desirable optional factory air conditioning, make this attractive and potent Italian–American hybrid a pleasure to drive as well as to admire.
233 1976 Porsche 935 Kremer Repl. 930 670 0570 $150,000 $200,000 €132,000 €176,000 Ice Green Metallic over Green leather. This ’76 911 Turbo was originally special ordered in Ice Green Metallic over green Leather-to-Sample. It was optioned with rear fog lights, Pirelli tires, a black roof liner, air conditioning, Blaupunkt Radio ‘Bamberg’ with cassette player, and two loudspeakers. A well-known hairstylist in Heidelberg, Germany, had the Turbo modified with the 935K package from Kremer Racing in Germany. In addition to performance modifications, changes included custom fiberglass bodywork, a dual quad-tipped exhaust, the installation of power-adjustable Zender bucket seats to match the special-order green door panels, carpeting, and dash. A period high-end sound system with integrated equalizer and a CB radio connected to a corded phone was also added. Upon completion, the 935 Gr. 5 Turbo was displayed at the Munich Auto Show. In the 1980s, Leo Clignett, a buyer and seller of exotic German grey market cars, purchased this 935 Gr. 5 Turbo by Kremer. He had the engine and drivetrain checked by Porsche specialist Peter Drux in Frankfurt who confirmed the engine was in excellent condition. The Kremer Porsche was shipped to New York where it was displayed at an exotic car salon, with Clignett already having a potential buyer from Boston lined up. However, upon experiencing the raw power of the 935 Gr. 5 Turbo, the prospective buyer backed out of the deal. Clignett then shipped the car to LA, and then New Mexico, where he later sold the car as part of a real estate deal. The car had several owners since Clignett and has been under current ownership for the past seven years. Today, this eye-catching Porsche retains its period Kremer modifications with less than 41,000 miles on the odometer. This unique 935 interpretation by Kremer is powered by its numbers-matching 3.0-liter turbocharged flat six-cylinder engine, paired to a four-speed manual transaxle. The car was repainted in its original Ice Green Metallic within the past five years, including new exterior graphics. The car rides on color-matched Fuchs alloy wheels which have recently been fitted with a new set of Michelin TB tires. An engine-out service was completed in November 2018. The car is accompanied by its respective factory Certificate of Authenticity, service records from 2014 to 2018, as well as correspondence, including old scanned photos from the car’s importer.
234 1965 Lamborghini 350GT Touring 0232 $550,000 $700,000 €484,000 €616,000 Nero over Tan leather. This 350 GT is an unrestored example in exceptionally well-preserved condition, with fewer than 60,000 km (37,300 miles) from new. The original cognac leather interior remains in remarkable condition and has an attractive light patina consistent with its careful use and low mileage. Importantly, this 350 GT is noted to retain its original engine. It was refinished some two decades ago, but the surface of the black paint was recently lightly wet sanded and professionally detailed, bringing out its deep shine. In 2014, the current owner supplied the car to James Franco for a Gucci commercial, shot at the famed Chateau Marmont in Hollywood. In the commercial, which he directed and starred in, Franco is seen at the wheel of the 350 GT, heading down Mulholland Drive with a stunning model at his side. The car is in exemplary running and driving condition, having been scrupulously serviced by the renowned Franco’s European Sports Cars (unrelated to James Franco), known for maintaining the Lamborghinis of such noted connoisseurs as Jay Leno and for their decades of experience with these cars. Although never restored, this 350 GT has always been well maintained and carefully used, making it one of the most attractive preserved examples remaining today.
235 1965 Ferrari 330GT 2 + 2 Shooting Brake 07963 $550,000 $750,000 N/R €484,000 €660,000 Oro Kelso over Tan leather. This special, one-off Ferrari initially left Ferrari’s Maranello factory in 1965 as a 330 GT Series II with Pininfarina coachwork finished in Rosso (19.374) and a Beige interior (VM 3309); as a U.S.-specification example, it featured instrumentation in miles. The car was delivered new to Luigi Chinetti Motors in Greenwich, Connecticut. Chinetti sold the car to its first owner, Mr. Desy. In 1967 the car returned to Chinetti Motors, at which time Luigi Chinetti Jr. decided to have the car rebodied in a unique shooting brake design. Chinetti Jr. collaborated with American illustrator Bob Peak to pen the new coachwork. The car was then professionally rebodied by the experts at Carrozzeria Alfredo Vignale in Turin, Italy. The one-off, station wagon design provided more comfortable seating for four with the added benefit of a cavernous luggage space. It was refinished in metallic green with a gold metallic roof. At this time, it was noted that the car was fitted with engine no. 09269, the whereabouts of its original 07963 remains unknown. Vignale proudly displayed their work on their stand at the 50th Annual Torino Motor Show held at Parco Valentino. The car was returned to Chinetti Jr., who enjoyed the car for a number of years. From 1974 through 1977 the car was owned on the East Coast in the Philadelphia area and later New York. In 1990 the Vignale-bodied shooting brake was purchased by Jean-Claude Paturau of Paris, France, who commissioned the car’s restoration. Paturau retained ownership into the 2000s, over which time he showed it at prestigious concours, including the 9th Annual Automobiles Classiques Louis Vuitton Concours d’Elégance at Bagatelle in Paris, France; Défilé d’Elégance Automobile at the Golf and Tennis Club of Valescure in Saint Raphael, France; and Villa d’Este Concours d’Elégance in Como-Cernobbio, Italy. In 2011 the unique Ferrari was purchased by Grammy Award-winning Jamiroquai front man and noted Ferrari collector “Jay Kay” Jason Cheetham. Much like Paturau, Jay Kay enjoyed showing the car. It was displayed at the 3rd Kop Hill Climb Commemoration held near Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, England; the 2012 Salon Privé Concours held at Syon Park, London; and the 2015 Cartier Style et Luxe Concours held during the Festival of Speed at Goodwood. Shortly after, Jay Kay offered the car for sale and was then sold to Danny Baker of Ohio. Today, the car is presented in bronze metallic, having been repainted in 2017. Exterior features include a driver sideview mirror, ANSA exhaust tips, and knock-off alloy wheels. The car is powered by a 300-bhp, 3,967-cc SOHC V-12 engine with three Weber carburetors; it is paired to a five-speed manual gearbox. The interior accommodates four passengers, each with their own bucket seat completed in a tan leather. The wood dashboard houses Veglia Borletti instrumentation and features a black leather dash pad. A wood-rimmed steering wheel and Blaupunkt radio complete the interior. Power features include windows, steering, and brakes. The car is accompanied by hazard triangles, jack, and knock-off hammer and is documented by marque specialist Marcel Massini; his report is included in the sale. Delivered new to one of the most renowned Ferrari importers, Chinetti Motors, and later rebodied with a design that is believed to be the last Ferrari to feature Vignale coachwork, this one-off example would make an excellent addition to any Ferrari collection, specifically if looking for the bookend of the beautiful work of Carrozzeria Vignale.
236 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ Zagato AR101.26*00034 $600,000 $750,000 €528,000 €660,000 Blu and Bianco over Nero. One of the first ones off the production line, this SZ landed in the hands of Karl Foitek, a noted Alfa Romeo distributer and racer. Purchased by the current owner in 2015 from Foitek, the SZ presents today as a naturally beautiful classic, with an older repaint. Having recently completed the full Sports Car Market Tour, it can certainly be said that the Alfa Romeo drives and runs well for its age. Unquestionably revolutionary in opening the field of motorsport to aerodynamics, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ is an extremely special classic. Here is a rare opportunity to buy a well-preserved and authentic example.
237 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL 121.040.10.025444 $200,000 $240,000 €176,000 €211,200 Tunis beige over black leather. 120bhp 1897cc I4. 4 speed manual. Restored by SL-Classics from a matching numbers car, fully optioned with matching hardtop. via RM Scottsdale ’14 $264k and RM Amelia ’17 NS $200k.
238 1967 Toyota 2000GT MF10-10158 $500,000 $700,000 €440,000 €616,000 White over Black. RHD. When production had finally come to a close in 1970, just 351 2000GTs had been built, far fewer than its competition. Priced at over $7,000 in 1967, for many potential customers, the cost of the 2000GT was difficult to justify when it was $1,000 more expensive than both the Jaguar E-Type and Porsche 911 and $2,500 more expensive than a Corvette. At the time, Toyota was well known in its home country but still establishing its reputation abroad, leaving the model unfamiliar to many American enthusiasts. Delivered new to Japan, this particular 2000GT was produced on November 27, 1967, in right-hand drive for the Japanese market, originally finished in its current shade of Pegasus White over a black leather interior. It was the 98th example of 233 Japanese-market 2000GTs produced. It has spent the vast majority of its life in its native Japan, where it was allegedly owned by the president of the Toyota 2000GT Club Japan. At some time, it was fitted with aftermarket air conditioning, an upgrade that was done to a number of 2000GTs by Toyota dealerships in period. Imported to the United States in 2013 after leaving the ownership of a Mr. Fujita, the car is offered from the collection of its first American owner. The car has received a full service in which all of its fluids were changed. Since then, it has been sparingly driven and well preserved. As such, it remains in highly original condition today. The car retains an internal luggage strap bar and exterior left- and right-hand rearview mirrors. With a grand total of 351 examples produced, it is said that only 260 of those are believed to still be in existence. Furthermore, 180 of the 233 Japanese market examples are said to be still in existence, making this a very rare automobile indeed. While Toyota struggled to sell the 351 examples compared to the many thousand 911s, E-Types, and Corvettes, history has looked upon the 2000GT fondly, and today, it is one of the most coveted 1960s sports cars in existence, as well as considered by many to be the most desirable Japanese car ever built. via RM Scottsdale ’16 NS $800k.
239 1972 Ferrari 246GT 04396 $250,000 $325,000 €220,000 €286,000 Grigio Argento over Argento. Completed by the factory in September 1972, this ‘E-Series’ Dino 246 GT was originally outfitted with factory air conditioning, power windows, and Campagnolo wheels. Destined for the U.S. West Coast, it was sold new to David G. Perry of Reno, Nevada, in late 1972. Its next known owner was Stephen R. Stern of Foster City, California. By 1980, the car had passed into the hands of Neil Johnson of Menlo Park, California. Five years later, chassis no. 04396 had changed hands once more to Greg Woods, also of California. In 1987 the Dino was purchased by its current owners, and according to the Bill of Sale on file, it was still finished in its current color scheme of grey over a grey leather interior, with its odometer showing 60,249 miles from new. Remaining in their custody for the following three decades, the car resided either in the San Francisco Bay Area or on the shores of Lake Tahoe. Regularly used and maintained throughout this time yet never fully restored, the 246 GT is accompanied by a number of receipts dating back to 1980, tracing its ownership history through California and Nevada, as well as a proper tool kit, jack, and owner’s manuals. Today, the car presents in largely original condition throughout. The grey leather interior and mouse hair dash present remarkably well and are believed to be original, pairing beautifully with the grey paintwork. More recently, earlier this year four new Michelin SXW tires provided by Coker Tire were fitted to the original Campagnolo wheels. Additionally, the car received an oil change as well as coolant, brake, transmission, and differential fluid flush, some electric issues were addressed, and the water pump has been replaced in an effort to ensure that all systems on the car function properly. Having spent its entire life in California and Nevada and just over 30 years in the hands of one caring owner, this Dino would be the perfect car for someone looking to drive and enjoy a charming and original example of one of Ferrari’s most beloved models. Having accumulated just over 7,300 miles in the hands of its current owner and following some recent service work, it is ready to return to the road.
240 1974 De Tomaso Pantera L THPNPU07346 $120,000 $160,000 N/R €105,600 €140,800 Rosso Corsa over Nero. The current owner’s family acquired this Pantera L from Mark Sertl of Manchester, Missouri, in 1978, and have since maintained it in their collection for the past 40 years, carefully garaged alongside other fine sports cars and Full Classics. The car has been gently recommissioned mechanically, returning it to running and driving order, but is in cosmetically pristine order, including magnificent original paint, a near-mint interior, and what are believed to be the original Goodyear Arriva tires. The original serial and body number tags are intact, as is the sticker on the air cleaner, and the original stampings are clear and correct throughout. Missouri safety inspection stickers are still on the Climaglass windshield, and a particularly poignant note is the Sears service tag inside one of the doors. Accompanying the car is the original jack and tool bag, as well as the original owner’s manual. At the time of cataloguing, the car recorded only 4,818 miles, almost certainly the original figure as corresponding to the 1978 title. This is among the most original Pantera Ls offered in many years and would be an ideal addition to any collection favoring these extraordinary Blue Oval-powered supercars.
241 1956 Ferrari 290MM 0628M $22,000,000 $26,000,000 €19,360,000 €22,880,000 Rosso Corsa over race. RHD. 1 of 4. 860 Monza engine fitted, Mille Miglia ’56 #551 Collins/Klemantaski 2nd, Nurburgring 1000km ’56 #2 de Portago/Gendeboien DNF, Targa Florio ’56 Gendebien/Herrmann 4th, Coppa d’Oro Delle Dolomiti ’56 Gendebien/Washer 2nd, Aosta-Gran San Bernardo ’56 Maglioli 2nd, Swedish GP ’56 Fangio/Castellotti DNF, 290S engine fitted, Buenos Aires 1000km ’57 #8 de Portago/Collins/Castellotti 3rd, 290MM engine fitted, Sebring 12 Hours ’57 Hill/von Trips DNF, via NART to Jan de Vroom, USA (1), Swedish GP ’57 DNF, converted to 250TR style nose, Nassau ’57 de Vroom 13th, Nassau ’57 Moss 1st, Luigi Chinetti (2?), Watkins Glen ’58 Gurney 1st, George Reed ’60 (3), raced, Harley Cluxton (4), Luigi Chinetti ’69 (5), restored by Francois Sicard, Jon Shirley, WA ’98 (6), restored by Pete Lovely and Butch Dennison, Hugh Taylor, UK ’08 (7), unnamed vendor ’11 (8). Restored to Sebring ’57 form by Ferrari Classiche.
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