18:00, May 11th 2018
Villa la Vigie
239 Sentier du Bord de Mer
06190 Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France
Bonhams first began to host Monaco auctions back in 1990, competing with Christies, Sothebys and Coys. they eventually ceased hosting sales in the principality back in 2012, when they went through the first rejuvenation of their motoring dept. Other than the occasional highlight, Bonhams had always struggled to rekindle their glory days for the sale and it wasn’t surprising that after the 2012 sale managed to sell just 46% and gross $2 million while RM sold $42 million the day after, they decided to cancel further events. Four years later, with continued interest in the Monaco Historique, they decided to relaunch at the Villa la Vigie with a boutique sale. Highlighting the sale was perhaps the most original C-Type Jaguar in existence and this exceeded all expectations to hit $8.2 million and help the sale to an $18 million gross, off just 39 cars (roughly $450k per car), an excellent result in anyone’s book.
Date – sold/offer/% – Gross total (US$) – High sale (US$)
21/05/2007 63/78 (81%) $8,104,197.00 $1,012,333.00 1952 Jaguar XK120 Supersonic
10/05/2008 49/78 (63%) $12,601,822.00 $3,242,316.00 1932 Bugatti Type 55
18/05/2009 37/68 (54%) $4,949,090.00 $1,301,496.00 1990 Ferrari F40/LM
30/04/2010 40/66 (61%) $3,756,961.00 $372,820.00 1954 Maserati 250F Replica
20/05/2011 27/60 (45%) $4,636,489.00 $802,255.00 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing
11/05/2012 36/78 (46%) $2,090,339.00 $327,483.00 1962 Facel Vega II
13/05/2016 26/39 (67%) $17,994,764.00 $8,221,630.00 1953 Jaguar C-Type
11/05/2018 41/53 (77%) $17,147,266 $5,009,297 1993 McLaren MP4/8 F1
Media attention was grabbed with the announcement of the ex Ayrton Senna Monaco GP 2003 winning McLaren MP4/8A while further marquee lots included the sole remaining Ferrari 625TF, Senna’s Toleman TG184 and the King of Greece’s BMW 507. Like RM its slightly mystifying that one of the marquee lots is MIA, the BMW clearly withdrawn for reasons unknown but still it leaves us with several highlights so lets not get bogged down in who said what or to whom (to quote Jeremy Clarkson). The Ferrari 625TF was the first of a series of Lampredi designed 4 cylinder models and had its progeny in the 500GP launched in late 1951 and by 1953 Lampredi had already toyed with various four cylinder sizes, building both the 625 and 553 engines with 94×90 and 100×79 bore and stroke. To test the 625 engine, Ferrari decided to fit it to the 166MM/53 chassis and built three cars, one Carrozeria Autodromo Spider, one with Vignale Spider coachwork and one Vignale Berlinetta. The first of the three cars was raced by Hawthorn to 4th at the 1953 GP dell Autodromo, Maglioli later finishing 4th at the Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti.
The car that took both of these results (0304TF) is the car on offer at Bonhams and as explained by Antoine Prunet, it was renumbered #0306TF (likely to avoid customs duties since that car was likely already in South America) and exported to Luis Milan in Argentina, where it was raced until 1963 with diminishing results. Later repatriated to Italy it was finally discovered by Franco Lombardi in unloved condition during the 1970s, restored with a 555F1 engine and passed to both Jeremy Agace and Prunet before Coys sold it to the vendor. It has since been restored by Dino Cognolato and presents in “Exceptional” condition. The other two examples supposedly ended up scrapped in Venezuela and converted into a 750 Monza at some stage, all to be discussed in the upcoming book Prunet and Lombardi are writing. As the sole example it offers a collector a unique opportunity to buy an amazing car, making the €4.5 – 6.5 million ($5.3 – 7.7 mil.) estimate seem reasonable.
Monaco has had several periods of greatness, be it the 1930s glory days, Graeme Hill in the 1960s or Ayrton Senna in the 1980s/ 90s. Ayrton began his career in the UK, fighting through the lower formula’s against various future stars and came to Formula 1 where he moved from Toleman to Lotus to McLaren in search of glory. Coming at a time when F1 was finally becoming the professional sport it had long dreamed of being and just as Senna was making his leap into the big game, McLaren had also began to make enormous strides forward. Established by Bruce McLaren in the 1960s the team went from strength to strength although his death in the early 1970s robbed the team of momentum. Denny Hulme took over as team leader before American Teddy Mayer purchased the team and hired James Hunt as immortalized in the movie Rush in the Marlboro liveried M23. Half a decade later and the cars were uncompetitive again, Ron Dennis who had long had Marlboro backing through the lower formulas decided to buy McLaren and had John Barnard design the successful MP4.
Dennis was clearly a deal maker, managing to bring Niki Lauda out of retirement, hiring Alain Prost, bringing in TAG Petroleum as investors and using their investment to pay for Porsche to design the class leading twin turbo V6. Lauda and Prost won successive championships, often in dominant style before a switch to Honda power for 1988. At the same time Dennis hired Senna and set the wheels in motion for one of the most fractious rivalries the sport has ever seen although it did mean absolute dominance in 1988 and 1989, the last year of turbo power and the inaugural 3.5 litre season. Senna continued to prosper in 1990 and 1991, the team strong despite Prosts departure although Williams Renault were now the team to beat with Schumachers Benetton Ford also threatening. With Honda withdrawing and Renault unavailable, McLaren looked elsewhere and Peugeot looked likely for 1994, leaving a gap filled (with Benettons agreement) by Ford. Little more than a stopgap initiative, the McLaren MP4/8a Ford was simply the 1992 car with the Ford V8 shoehorned to fit.
The car at Bonhams is MP4/8-6 which was driven by Senna some eight times, the best result being his last win at Monaco and retained like all McLarens, by Ron Dennis before sale to the vendor. A brief word on F1 cars may be warranted here, unlike other road and racing cars with two or more seats, Formula 1 cars are generally complicated, difficult to use, expensive to maintain and hard to fit more than one passenger inside of, its simply more fun doing an event with the wife, or is it? Anyway the point is that many F1 cars are hard to sell and only the best really break out of the mold. That said, some of the most startling sales over the past decade have been GP cars, think Mercedes-Benz W196, Peugeot Twin Cam and Alfa Romeo 8C/35. What all of these cars had in common, was success, iconic status and rarity, now while the McLaren on offer has three of those values, it lacks the last. Until 2000, all McLaren’s from the Marlboro era were retained by Ron Dennis and McLaren, at which point they sold 16 examples from throughout the era were sold to an American investor, said to be Aaron Hsu. There is no way of knowing if this is one of Aaron Hsu’s cars or another example but it can’t be said its a unique opportunity, even without the Hsu cars, Kidston sold a McLaren MP4/9 Peugeot in 2006 and Gooding sold the Drendel collections MP4/3 Porsche in 2012.
Still it remains that the other cars sold didn’t have the Senna associations and as generations Xs Nuvolari, Ascari, Fangio, Clark equivalent it must be much more valuable. As to what you could actually use it for, well like the other famous F1 cars, it is essentially unusable since it would be expensive to prepare and use in the BOSS series and any sort of use could see it become damaged or destroyed and lose its history. Perhaps ideal for a museum and use in demonstrations only, its history makes it eminently collectible and well worth the circa $4-5 million value that Bonhams are offering it at. Should the McLaren be too expensive, there is always the 1984 Toleman TG184 and while it is not a Marlboro McLaren and came from a team that was little more than an afterthought, it was Senna’s first GP car and was raced by him to a near win at Monaco in 1984. This would prove to be both a highlight of Toleman’s life, until they became Benetton with Flavio Briatore’s purchase of the team. Worthy of interest it is an expensive car from the Turbo era and its hard to know how to value it, as a collectible its worth the €750k – 1 mil. ($892k – 1.19 mil), as a potentially unusable GP car it is not, still its a very cool car. The third GP car is the ex Alboreto Ferrari F1/87, the penultimate Turbo Ferrari GP car until the 2010s and this is a similar kettle of fish, although slightly cheaper €650 – 850k ($773k – 1.01 mil.).
There isn’t much in the way of pre war cars, just two, although both are pretty cool:
- 1931 Bentley 8 Litre Tourer. Est. €800k – 1 mil. ($952k – 1.19 mil.). A lovely looking Le Mans bentley, a brave person could also convert to the original “Harem Saloon”. Worth it.
- 1939 Horch 853A Sport Cabriolet. Est. €400 – 600k ($476 – 714k). Straight from Horch Classic, worthy if this is original coachwork, otherwise avoid if it is a fake.
Mid century classics abound at the sale and most of the cars on offer are fine examples of the type. Highlights include:
- 1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 Corto Gara Stradale. Est. €380 – 460k ($452 – 547k). 1 of just 11 built, excellent example and eligible for everything. Stuning car, worth the money.
- 1956 Austin-Healey 100M Le Mans Roadster. Est. €160 – 180k ($190 – 214k). 1 of 640 built. Lovely examples in nice colours. Priced right.
- 1956 Lancia Aurelia B24S Convertible B24S. Est. €280 – 320k ($333 – 381k). Gorgeous restored car, much cheaper than a Spider America and oh so elegant.
- 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster. Est. €950k – 1.15 mil. ($1.1 – 1.36 million). “Excellent original” 300SL, restored 10 years ago. Priced for condition 2, demands inspection
- 1959 Porsche 356B Roadster. Est. €120 – 170k ($143 – 202k). Its not a Speedster but it is a gorgeous car nonetheless. Priced for 2+ condition.
- 1971 Maserati Ghibli SS 4.9 Coupe. Est. €250 – 300k ($297 – 357k). Lovely example, restored by McGrath. Worth it.
- 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Touring. Est. €550 – 750k ($654 – 892k). A lovely, original car. Said to be ready to go, perhaps $100k too expensive but still ballpark.
- 1974 Ferrari 365GT/4 BB. Est. €285 – 315k ($339 – 375k). Exceptional car in beautiful colours. Good buying.
Modern collectibles are particularly strong at this sale. Highlights include:
- 1980 BMW M1. Est. €540 – 580k ($643 – 690k). Excellent car in fab colours. Freshly serviced and ready to go. Priced right.
- 1992 Porsche 911/964 Carrera RS. Est. €180 – 240k ($214 – 286k). A nice example of a rare air cooled Porsche. Priced perhaps a touch expensive.
- 1993 Porsche 911/964 Turbo 3.6. Est. €250 – 300k ($297 – 357k). Yes its got the X88 pack but still seems particularly expensive, Hushovd may be a celeb in Norway but so what.
- 1993 Bugatti EB110GT 39033. Est. €600 – 700k ($714 – 833k). Rare and an excellent example. Still super quick. Priced right, maybe even a little low.
- 2013 Aston Martin V12 Zagato Coupe. Est. €550 – 750k ($654 – 892k). A lovely example in nice colours. Priced about right.
While all of the above are expensive, to be fair, there are still some fascinating affordable classics. Highlights include
- 1955 Jaguar XK140SE Michelotti Coupe. Est. €20 – 50k ($24 – 60k). A weird Michelotti Coupe, 1 of just 3. Fitted with a genuine C-Type engine. Charity lot. Despite the poor condition, its worth more than this.
- 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300D Adenaur. Est. €80 – 100k ($95 – 119k). A gorgeous original example. Incredible quality. Well worth a look.
- 1962 Citroen 2CV Sahara. Est. €80 – 120k ($95 – 143k). Crazy quirky, rare four wheel drive 2CV. Worth this and more. Check its authentic.
- 1962 Jaguar Mark 2 3.8 Saloon. Est. €40 – 50k ($48 – 59k). Race spec Mark 2, eligible for plenty of events with most of the money already spent.
- 1965 Fiat 600D Multipla. Est. €25 – 30k ($30 – 36k). Cool little 6 seater. Well worth a look and lots of fun.
- 1967 Porsche 912 SWB. Est. €40 – 50k ($48 – 59k). Comp spec resto with 125bhp. Ready to go. Cheaper than it cost to build.
- 1969 Tecno 69 Novamotor Formula 3. Est. €80 – 120k ($95 – 143k). Ex. Ronnie Peterson, won the F3 support race at Monaco in ’69. A cool old car, priced right.
- 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo Est. €80 – 120k ($95 – 143k). A nice little example in good condition. Lots of fun.
- 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 HE Lynx Eventer. Est. €75 – 95k ($89 – 113k). 20th of just 67 made. Expensive for a XJS but its rare and possibly worth it.
Bonhams have really pulled out all the stops for their 2018 sale and bravo to them. One to watch.
Bonhams returned to Monaco for their sale in conjunction with the 2018 Monaco Historique and with a limited selection of fine automobiles managed a more than respectable $17 million gross. The Ferrari 625TF was the lot to watch although it failed to sell at a reasonable high bid of around $4 million US, a similar level to the 166MM/53 it was based on that also failed at RM Paris and surely the new market price for these cars. Despite that failure, Senna’s McLaren MP4/8 did sell and managed to hit €4.197 million ($5 million) which was a strong but not undeserved price for a car with that success and provenance. A valuation such as this must encourage further McLaren Grand Prix cars to come onto the market although it remains that this price is essentially unrepeatable. Senna’s other Grand Prix car was the most startling sale at €1.61 million ($1.92 million or 61% over its high estimate) and speaks more of the appeal that Ayrton Senna still has than any great desire for modern Formula 1 cars.
Another extraordinary sale was the unique Michelotti bodied Jaguar XK140SE which made €356k ($425k or 613% above its estimate) and although it was a charity lot it does offer someone a unique car with some concours potential. Despite some good sales, few exceeded their estimate, highlights being a 1963 Ferrari 250GTE 2+2 at €379k ($453k), 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster at €1.219 mil. ($1.454 mil.) and a gorgeous in Grigio Ferro 1974 Ferrari 365GT4/BB €333k ($397k). A few of the interesting cars sold where expected, among them the 1987 Ferrari F1/87 at €667k ($795k), 1993 Bugatti EB110GT at €604k ($721k) and 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring at €575k ($686k). Two cars that I particularly liked were the 1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 Corto Gara Stradale at €414k ($494k) and Ronnie Petersons old 1969 Tecno at €92k ($110k).
A few cars sold below expectations, not least the 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300D Adenaur at €34k ($41k or 135% under estimate), the 1968 BMW 2000CS Coupe at €21k ($25k 69% below) and 1959 Autobianchi Bianchina at €17k ($21k or 45% below). The 1962 Citroen 2CV Sahara also sold under estimate at €69k ($82k or 16% below) and must be the first time one of these uniquely bizarre little cars sold poorly while the 1931 Bentley 8 Litre sold for a poor €742k ($885k or 8% below estimate), perhaps a sign that not every Bentley should be converted to Le Mans spec. Among the cars that failed to sell were three modern cars which should cause some shudders among those that see them as the future of the market, these were the 2013 Aston Martin V12 Zagato at a high bid of €460k, 2002 Ferrari 575M Maranello Manual at €180k and 1980 BMW M1 at €460k.
Overall the sale must be seen as a success with the McLaren the highest sale since January’s Scottsdale sales and must give Bonhams plenty of encouragement going forward.
Key – Lot – Year – Make – Model – Chassis # – Low estimate > High estimate (EUR) – (US$) – Gross sale (US$) – (EUR) – % above or below estimate
101 1970 Fiat 500 Mare 242 9372 Bonhams Monaco 11/05/2018 €25,000 €35,000 N/R/€34,500 $41,172 Mid
Two tone White and Light Blue over Wicker. Conversion by Carrozzeria Holiday, restored ’14. Abarth head fitted at some point. Excellent condition. Cancelled Italian libretto.
102 1959 Autobianchi Bianchina Transformable 110B-017190 €25,000 €35,000 N/R/ €17,250 $20,586 -45%
Light Blue over White and Red vinyl. Rare Series 1. Recently completed restored. Italian libretto.
103 1987 Austin Mini Moke TW7XKFP3285681056 €25,000 €35,000 N/R/ €21,850 $26,076 -14%
Dark Green over Black. Restored in Germany ’97 with a 100bhp 1380cc engine, receipts for 17000DM, later to a Mr Frederic Dor, UK ’02. Expired German Fahrzeugbrief, old TüV, expired MoT and Belgian Carte Grise.
104 1968 BMW 2000CS Coupe 1108534 €35,000 €55,000 N/R/ €20,700 $24,703 -69%
Blue/ Grey over Dark Blue. Unknown car, stored by 3rd owner from ’90s, restored by 4th owner, completed mid ’17. Now as new. French Carte Grise; and Contrôle Technique.
105 1962 Jaguar Mark 2 3.8 Saloon 221329DN €40,000 €50,000 N/R/ €36,800 $43,917 -9%
British Racing Green over Tan leather. 4 speed overdrive manual. via Delecroix to unknown, France, later to Claude Desperon ’90s, restored to rally spec, 10,000km since. €10,000 in recent mainentance by CKL. FIVA papers, JDHT cert and V5C.
106 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Sprint AR357362 €70,000 €80,000/Not sold N/A
Baby Blu over White. Recently restored to concours condition. Stunning. MoT an V5C.
107 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo 4290992 €80,000 €120,000 N/R/ €101,200 $120,772 Mid
Silver over Grey. via Autohaus Lindlar to Germany, unknown, later exported to Netherlands, restored, kept at BMW Brussels, Portugal since ’16/17. Lovely condition. Invoices, BMW Classic Certificate, Belgian carte grise, DSGV report, German Fahzeugbrief.
108 1959 Porsche 356B Roadster 86875 €120,000 €170,000/€138,000 $164,689 Mid
Red over Black. Rare Drauz bodied Roadster. via Inter Continental Motors to unnamed, USA, unknown, UK from ’86, restored, vendor from ’88. Excellent condition. Documents, tonneau cover, owner’s manual, Porsche tool kit, jack, and an original Porsche map light. on an extension lead that can be used all around the car, MoTs.
109 1956 Austin-Healey 100M Le Mans Roadster BN2-L/230581 €160,000 €180,000/Not sold N/A
Healey Blue and Old English White over Blue. 1 of 640 factory built Le Mans models, unnamed, FL, USA (1), Ditter ’58 (2), retained by family in storage ’71 – 06, Harold Brandner/ BMC Classics ’06 (3), restored, unnamed, Switzerland ’10 (4), via Bonhams Spa $204k to Belgian vendor ’14 (5). Concours award winner. Belgian carte grise, Donald Healey wooden steering wheel, recent new top, tonneau cover, and windows, chromed spare wheel, ‘100M’ and ‘Le Mans’ badges, Gold-level certification by Bill Meade.
110 1969 Tecno 69 Novamotor Formula 3 TOO334 €80,000 €120,000/€92,000 $109,793 Mid
Yellow and Blue single seater. Squadra Robardie team car for Ronnie Peterson, Monaco F3 ’69 Peterson 1st, F3 champion for ’69, Rolf Skoghag, Sweden ’70 (2), F3 series ’70, Staffan Svenby (3), restored, later displayed in the Ronnie Peterson Museum and Ring Knutstorp, left to Nina Peterson (4), requires recommissioning.
112 1980 BMW M1 WB500000094301080 €540,000 €580,000/Not sold N/A
Orange over Black and Grey. via BMW (UK) to Mr J Wolfe, Belgium/ UK (1), via Sytner to Richard Turner, UK ’91 (2), via Classic Automobiles Ltd to unnamed, Spain ’94 (3), hydraulics and hoses replaced but otherwise original, vendor ’15. Recent full service by BMW Classic, €60,000 in maintenance. BMW Classic Certified, docs, old V5C and MoT, Spanish registration and full condition report by BMW.
114 1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 Corto Gara Stradale AR1900C*01420* €380,000 €460,000/€414,000 $494,068 Mid
Grigio Azzuro over Nero. 1 of 11 built by Alfa Romeo and Touring, 3 survive. Tessiture Italiane Seriche SpA (1), Mr Detwyler, Switzerland (2) (ED – Swiss Alfa dealer Daetwiler?), exported to Sweden, discovered minus engine by Hans Joachim Rossing, stored, Mr Elviro Mario Govoni, Italy ’89, restored by Officina Gamberini and Mario Galbiati from ’93, unnamed France ’94, restoration not completed, restored by Carrozzeria Sport Cars of Modena from ’07, 143bhp Gamberini engine and 5 speed manual restored by Mr. Ramenzoni, via RM Monaco ’12 $312k to vendor. €22,000 in recent maintenance. Eligible for everything incl. Mille Miglia.
115 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Touring 911 360 1141 €550,000 €750,000 N/R/€575,000 $686,205 Mid
White and Black over Black. 1 of 4 via Sonauto with factory sunroof, electric windows, jack, tool kit, tyre compressor and Blaupunkt radio to Michele Lecoufle, France (1), Philippe Bochet ’78 (2), Denis Mathieu ’99 (3), unnamed Austrian vendor ’13 (4). 4 owners and 248,000km. Recaro sports seats, electric antenna, two fog lights and EU headlights fitted at some point, original yellow headlights accompany car. Recently checked by Gaby and Gert Callewaert in Belgium. Untouched and original, 95% of panels are original as is most of paintwork. Original instruction manuals, service booklet, and Blaupunkt radio instructions, a substantial quantity of service/maintenance bills, a copy of the original sales invoice; the original keys, key code card, and 2 copies (English and German) of the sought-after 2.7 Carrera RS Konradsheim reference book.
116 1992 Porsche 911/964 Carrera RS WP0ZZZ96ZNS490994 €180,000 €240,000 N/R/€230,000 $274,482 Mid
Rubystone Red over semi race. German delivery, 1 owner until ’15, Austrian vendor since. 2 owners and c47,000km from new. Checked by Johannes Huber (Ecurie VIE) and Porsche VIE, and has been inspected and approved by RS specialists Gaby and Gert Callewaert. Books and tools, German Fahrzeugbrief (cancelled), sundry invoices for work carried out, and current Austrian registration papers and Technical Inspection.
117 1993 Bugatti EB110GT 39033 €600,000 €700,000/€603,750 $720,515 Mid
Blue over Beige leather. 1 of 139. Walter Eder, Germany (1), displayed at the Frankfurt Motorshow ’93, Jurgen Persch ’96 (2), Alberto Di Garnerone, Italy ’97 (3), unnamed, Norway/ France ’12 (4). 4 owners and 16,500km from new. Well maintained. Norwegian registration papers, technical inspection (MoT), and a most substantial history file. EU taxes not paid.
118 1993 McLaren MP4/8A Cosworth F1 MP4/8-6 ??/€4,197,500 $5,009,297 N/A
Marlboro White and Red Grand Prix car. Spanish GP ’93 Senna 2nd, Monaco GP ’93 Senna 1st, raced another 6 times incl. 4th at French GP, German GP and Belgian GP, later used as a spare car, via Ron Dennis to vendor. Retains original engine.
120 1956 Lancia Aurelia B24S Convertible B24S 1187 €280,000 €320,000/€287,500 $343,103 Mid
Light Blu over Crema leather and Nero top. Italian car, just 3 owners from new. Restored. Italian registration documents and an ASI certificate.
121 2002 Ferrari 575M Maranello 127860 €240,000 €280,000/Not sold N/A
Grigio Argento over Rosso leather. 1 of 171 with 6 speed manual gearbox. via Garage Zenith to Andreas Hofer, Switzerland. 1880km from new. Aall books/tools and UK registration papers.
122 1971 Maserati Ghibli SS 4.9 Coupe AM115/49*1956 €250,000 €300,000/€263,333 $314,262 Mid
Rosso Corboda over Crema leather. via Autosport in Verde Gemma over Bianco leather to Mrs. Pasquini, Italy (1), later to Germany and finally the UK with Alexander Fyshe, restored by Bill McGrath, vendor. Documents, restoration invoices, UK V5C and Maserati Classiche Documentation.
123 1931 Bentley 8 Litre Tourer YR5094 €800,000 €1,000,000/€741,666 $885,104 -8%
Dark Blue over Blue leather. RHD. 1 of 100 built, 80 survive. Thrupp and Maberly coachwork fitted before delivery to Singapore, known as ‘The Harem Saloon’, later walled up inside a mine, exported to the UK for a Mr Peter Quinn, registered ‘NLH 43′, coachwork removed, Peter Morley, chassis shortened to 10′ 10″ wheelbase, 2 seat bodywork fitted, Mr. Posnett, dismantled and rebuilt to 12’ wheelbase, John Cobbing ’02, restored by The Vintage Workshop as a four-seater, two-door tourer Le Mans tourer rep. UK V5C registration Certificate.
124 1984 Toleman TG184 Hart F1 TG184-02 €750,000 €1,000,000/€1,610,000 $1,921,374 61%
Candy livery F1. French GP ’84 Senna DNF, Monaco GP ’84 2nd, Canadian GP ’84 Senna 7th, Detroit GP ’84 Senna DNF, Dallas GP ’84 Senna DNF, British GP ’84 3rd, German GP ’84 spare car, Austrian GP ’84 spare car, Dutch GP ’84 spare car, Italian GP ’84 Johansson 4th, European GP ’84 Johansson DNF, Portuguese GP ’84 Johansson 11th. No further information.
125 1962 Citroen 2CV Sahara 217 €80,000 €120,000/€69,000 $82,345 -16%
Grey over White and Grey. 1 of 700 built. Italian car. Restored in Italy ’15. Generally excellent condition. Italian registration documents, an ASI certificate, and a quantity of restoration photographs.
126 1988 Ferrari Testarossa 77965 €80,000 €100,000 N/R/€80,500 $96,069 Mid
Rosso over Nero leather. via Crepaldi Auto SpA to unnamed, Italy (1), partially restored. Recent service by Pozzi Ferrari, All manuals/books, two keys, French Carte Grise, and valid Contrôle Technique. Good overall condition.
127 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Convertible 121.040-10-020902 €80,000 €120,000 N/R/€92,000 $109,793 Mid
Ivory Cream over Dark Red leather. French delivery via the Garage Royal Élysées, part restored by Etoile Collections in Suresnes, Paris, partial restoration was undertaken between February 2016 and August 2017. Interior remains original, new carpets and hood fitted, excellent condition. via Artcurial Retromobile ’16 $100k & Bonhams Paris ’18 Not Sold. Original keys and French carte grise.
128 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster 198.042.7500453 €950,000 €1,150,000/€1,219,000 $1,454,755 6%
Silver Grey over Dark Blue leather. via Studebaker Packard Corporation in Ivory over Red leather to Drewan Meyer, ISA (1), unknown, L. Graf ’93, Marc Wilcox, Europe from ’00s, restored by HK Engineering to Euro spec. in current livery, vendor ’07. Recently inspected by Ben Valkenburg as “An excellent original example, that must have suffered from a minor accident front left-right, retaining original front grille, front bumper, 4 original wheels dated April 1959, etc. It presents beautifully after a professional restoration of over 10 years with a lovely interior in the original type leather (possibly ‘new-old stock’) and with a believed genuine mileage of 79,000 miles.” Mercedes-Benz data card and Dutch registration. Beautiful.
129 1967 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster 113.044-10-000077 €200,000 €240,000/€230,000 $274,482 Mid
Silver over Black leather. ZF 5 speed manual. Euro spec, 77th of 100 built for press and internal use, restored by Motor Classic in Hungary. German registration, owner’s manual, a German Wertgutachten, excellent condition, tool kit, and all receipts since ’82.
130 1989 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Roadster WDB1070461A100197 €80,000 €100,000/€82,800 $98,814 Mid
Mother of Pearl Grey Metallic over Red leather. 1 of just 341 built in ’89. Fully specced car, Swiss delivery, 3 owners and 29,134km from new. Beautiful car, Manufacturer’s Certificate, data sheet, Swiss registration papers, and the aforementioned service booklet.
131 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Roadster WDB1290671F087544 €50,000 €70,000 N/R/€39,100 $46,662 -28%
Brillantsilber over Blue leather. Rene Zwald, Switzerland (1), later to Netherlands, all books, tools, and the original pouch; matching hardtop, stamped service booklet; Netherlands registration papers; and an Abgas-wartungsdokument showing that in 2007 it had travelled only 12,332 kilometres from new.
132 1955 Jaguar XK140SE Michelotti Coupe S814286 €20,000 €50,000 N/R/€356,500 $425,447 613%
N/A over N/A. via Charles Delecroix to Mme Jeanne Gaymard, France (1), 1 of 286 cars delivered with Coupe bodywork, #J4457 in Two tone Blue, crashed and 1 of 3 sent to Giovanni Michelotti, rebodied with new Coupe bodywork, unknown, possibly owned by Brigitte Bardot, Stephen Langton, UK ’79, Roland Urban, Mr. Schepens, Belgium, restoration begun, engine block #E-1016-8 fitted from XKC016 at some point. Funds to be donatedd to Animal Rescue Centre Ghent. 100% complete, requires further restoration. Offered with some period photographs dating from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s; and Belgian registration documents.
133 1980 Aston Martin V8 Volante V8COL15191 €300,000 €350,000/ Not sold N/A
Jubilee Silver over Black leather and top. ZF 5 speed. via Aston Martin Sales Inc of New Rochelle to unnamed, CA ’81 (1), unnamed ’87 (2), exported to Europe and converted to EU compliance and recommissioned. €30,000 in recent servicing. Offered here with its owner’s manual, parts book, workshop manual, copy of factory built sheet, tools, invoices and car cover, invoices. Well preserved.
134 1951 Delahaye 135M Chapron Cabriolet 801011 €250,000 €300,000/€310,500 $370,551 3%
Silver over light Blue. RHD. Unknown car, Richard Straman, unknown, unnamed, Monaco ’07, restored by Auto restorations, excellent condition. US Certificate of Title, a current UK V5C Registration Certificate, and the all-important letter of authenticity from Madame Chapron.
135 1987 Ferrari F1/87 100 €650,000 €850,000/€666,666 $795,599 Mid
Red F1 car. 2nd last Turbo F1 car, Hungaroring GP ’87 Alboreto DNF, Austrian Grand Prix ’87 Alboretto DNF, Italian GP ’87 Alboretto DNF, Portuguese Grand Prix ’87 Aboretto DNF. No further information.
136 1974 Ferrari 365GT/4 BB 18041 €285,000 €315,000/€333,500 $397,999 6%
Grigio Ferro (106-E-8) over Rosso Burgundy leather. Gifted by Enzo Ferrari to Peter Schetty, Switzerland (1), unknown, Hansjörg Wild ’77 (2?), Dr. Urs Bänninger ’77 (3), vendor ’10. 4 owners and 86,000km from new. Exceptional condition. Comprehensive history file, ‘Bulletin de Garantie’, old registration paperwork, Massini report, tool roll and attaché tool box.
137 1953 Ferrari 625TF 0304/0306TF €4,500,000 €6,500,000/Not sold N/A
Rosso over Beige leather. RHD. Believed to have originally been bodied by Carrozeria Autodromo, Autodrome GP, Monza ’53 Hawthorn 4th, Coppa d’Oro Dolomiti ’53 #90 Maglioli 3rd, Vignale Barchetta coachwork fitted, Susa-Monte Cenisio ’53 Maglioli DNF, Luis Milan, Argentina (1), 2.9 litre Tipo 735 engine fitted at works, restamped #0306TF and redone in Rosso Marrone and Grigio, Buenos Aires 1000km ’54 Milan/ Tortone 5th, GP Otoño at Mar del Plata ’54 2nd, GP Invierno ’54 4th, Premio Independencia ’54 6th, Primavera ’54 3rd, Buenos Aires 1,000Kms ’55 Milan/ Tortone 8th, GP Anniversario ’55 2nd, Rosario ’55 8th, Buenos Aires 1,000Kms ’56 Milan/ Capotosi DNF, Rafaela 500-Miles ’56 Milán 5th, Premio Primavera ’56 1st, Alvaro Piano (2), Buenos Aires 1,000Kms ’57 Piano/ Bruno DNS & ’58 DNF, Premio Cinquentenario ’57 3rd, Rafaela 500-Miles ’57 3rd, Nestor Salerno (3), San Carlos ’59 3rd, Premio 1810 ’60 3rd, Coches Special Fuerza Libre ’61, César Rivero (4), raced in Fuerza Libre, Campo Grande ’63 3rd, engine removed, Ernesto Dillon (5), exported to Italy (6), unknown, Raffaele Ruggerio (7?), discovered by Franco Lombardi in a scrapyard, Giuseppe Medici (8?), restored in Modena by Ellis Garuti and others with a 555F1 engine, via auction to Jeremy Agace ’88 (9?), Antoine Prunet (10?), via Coys to vendor ’02 (11), restored by Dino Cognolato. Exceptional condition, very well maintained. FIA HTP and Massini report. Sole surviving example.
138 2017 Fiat 500 Jolly Beach car ZFA3120000J792268 €45,000 €55,000 N/R/€40,250 $48,034 -12%
Rosso over Rosso and Bianco. 1.2 litre petrol, Dualogic five-speed auto. As new. Owner’s manual and tools. EU registered.
139 1967 Porsche 912 SWB 461241 €40,000 €50,000 N/R/€44,850 $53,524 Mid
White over Grey and Black. US delivery, UK from ’05, rebuilt inside and out by Dick Hyland, with a 125+bhp engine and 5 speed manual, restored by S. Brooker Classic Restorations. Invoices, Maine Certificate of Title, MoT certificates, an instruction manual, and a UK V5C Registration Certificate.
140 1968 Maserati Mistral 4000 Coupe AM109/A1*1658 €150,000 €180,000/Not sold N/A
Blu Pervinca over Bianco leather. Fabbrica Italiana Articoli Plastici SpA, Italy (1), Giordano Vaghi ’68 (2), Fabulous Cars of Milan ’89 (3), unnamed ’96 (4), vendor ’05 (5), well maintained by Tralli, €7,800 overhaul in ’06. Italian libretto, sundry parts invoices, sundry photographs of the brake overhaul, and an original owner’s manual.
141 1963 Ferrari 250GTE 2+2 4787 €300,000 €350,000/€379,500 $452,895 8%
Grigio over Nero leather. Radio-Iseli Company, Switzerland (1), Alfons Barth ’67 (2), unnamed vendor ’75 (3), Coenen sliding sunroof fitted. Full history file from ’67, well maintained. Dust cover, copies of instruction manuals (in French and Italian), the Baden-Baden 2nd place cup, a Ferrari 250 GTE brochure (in French), Swiss Permis (Veteran), technical inspection (valid until 2020), and a FIVA Identity Card (category A2, issued 2016). EU taxes not paid.
142 2011 Porsche 911/997 GT3 RS 4.0 WP0ZZZ99ZBS785420 €380,000 €440,000/Not sold N/A
Carrera White over Black and Red leather/ alcantara. Fully specced. Delivered to France, 1500km from new. Excellent condition. V5, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, service bills, UK V5C registration document, fresh MoT, and all books/tools.
143 2013 Aston Martin V12 Zagato Coupe SCFGBBGF8CGS31157 €550,000 €750,000/Not sold N/A
Alloro Green over Sahara Tan leather. 21st of 61 examples. Belgian delivery via Aston Martin, later to Monaco. 2 owners and 20,800km from new. Service booklet (stamped), two keys, Certificate of Conformity, and all its original instruction books.
144 1999 Ferrari 550 Maranello 114984 €130,000 €160,000/€132,250 $157,827 Mid
Argento Nurburgring over Nero leather. Italian delivery, recently serviced by Motor Service SrL of Modena. 2,080 miles from new. Beautiful. Tool kit, original indoor Ferrari dust cover, original service book and owner’s manual, Italian registration documents, and the invoice for the last service.
145 1993 Porsche 911/964 Turbo 3.6 WPOZZZ96ZPS470239 €250,000 €300,000/Not sold N/A
Midnight Blue over LE leather. X88 manual. via PZ-Sportwagenzentrum Göttingen GmbH to unknown, later to France in ’00, Thor Hushovd, Norway, fresh major service by RS Motors, receipts for €15,000, generally excellent condition, 96,500km from new. Original service booklet (stamped), a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity (confirming the ‘X88’ option), the aforementioned Porsche correspondence, old German Fahrzeugbrief, and current Monegasque registration papers.
146 1939 Horch 853A Sport Cabriolet 854375 €400,000 €600,000/€391,000 $466,619 -2%
Black over Grey leather. Derelict car discovered by Horch Classic ’12 – ’17, mechanically rebuilt, 5 speed Getrag manual fitted, outstanding. German registration papers and valid TüV. TVA not paid.
147 1984 Jaguar XJ-S V12 HE Lynx Eventer SAJJNAEW3BC113109 €75,000 €95,000/Not sold N/A
Black over Beige leather. 20th of 67 examples. UK delivery in Brown, restored twice, the latest by CKL in Left Hand Drive and Black. Receipts for £14,191. Sundry bills relating to the 1990s restoration; original Jaguar manuals; old UK registration documents; Belgian registration papers; and an article about the model from ‘Autoretro’ magazine (March 2016 edition).
148 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Veloce AR390210 €70,000 €80,000/€73,600 $87,834 Mid
Rosso over Nero. US car, imorted ’95, new top and seats. Fresh MoT and sundry invoices. UK V5.
149 1999 Rover Mini Cooper SAXXNWAZRXD168719/S8 €12,000 €18,000 N/R/€11,500 $13,724 -4%
Old English White over Black leather. Dutch delivery, 2 owners and 64,500km from new. Excellent condition. Belgian carte grise.
150 1995 Mercedes-Benz E500 Limited WDB1240361C207479 €30,000 €40,000 N/R/€33,350 $39,800 Mid
Black over Grey/ Black leather. 1 of less than 500 examples. German delivery, later to Dubai, Ireland and UK. Restored, excellent condition. Receipts for €20,000. Invoices, service booklet, and a UK V5C Registration Certificate.
151 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Convertible w Hardtop 113.044-12-008268 €80,000 €120,000/Not sold N/A
Papyrus White over Dark Blue MB-Tex and top. Auto. Belgian delivery, later to Italy. Beautiful, original condition. Italian registration documents and an ASI certificate, and also comes with its original owner’s manual, parts catalogue, and tool kit.
152 1970 Fiat Dino 2400 Spider 135B001223 €100,000 €150,000/€108,100 $129,007 Mid
Giallo Colorado over Nero leather and top. Giancarlo Boniello, Italy (1), unknown, restored by Carrozzeria Old Car, later to France and later still back to Italy. Recently rebuilt, beautiful condition. Italian registration documents, sundry restoration invoices and photographs.
153 1967 Ferrari 330GT 2 + 2 Series II 9793 €190,000 €240,000/€218,500 $260,758 Mid
Argento over Beige leather. via SAVAF to unnamed, Switzerland, later to USA where it was redone in Rosso over Tan, Italy from ’96, restored by Quality cars in original livery. Recent service, matching numbers. Italian registration papers, old importation documents, and a selection of photographs of the restoration.
154 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300D Adenaur 189.010-8501044 €80,000 €100,000 N/R/€34,100 $40,695 -135%
Dark Grey over Silver-Grey corduroy. Italian delivery, possibly shown at the Salone del’Turin ’58, Frau Else Gertrude Kiefer (1), 2 further owners. 3 owners and 72,000km from new. Excellent original condition. Original Italian libretto and a copy of the Mercedes-Benz Datenkarte.
155 1965 Fiat 600D Multipla 126167 €25,000 €30,000 N/R/€27,025 $32,252 Mid
Two tone Dark Grey and Ivory over Bianco and Rosso vinyl. 6 seat variant. 1 owner for last 3 decades, restored ’17, generally excellent condition. Italian libretto.
156 1971 Autobianchi 500 Giardiniera 120.273308 €13,000 €18,000 N/R/€9,775 $11,665 -33%
Light Blu with Beige vinyl. Sunroof. Restored ’05, 2,000 kilometres since. Freshly serviced ’17, good condition throughout. Italian registration documents and an ASI certificate.
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