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Gooding returns to Pebble Beach for their 15th annual Pebble Beach sale. From the late 1980s when this sale was originally hosted by Christies it was prominent and when Monaco stuttered and slid into the wilderness, the Christies Pebble Beach sale continued to hum along and remained as an annual highlight. A selection of the worlds finest automobiles were always on offer at this sale including the ex Neil Corner Auto-Union in 1990, the Sutherland Collection and a Ferrari 330P3 in 2000. A Christies alumni, Dave Gooding secured his business when he managed to obtain the contract for hosting the Pebble Beach sale and indeed the 2004 sale was also the first Gooding sale and its success emboldened the fledgling company with purpose. That year saw the Duesenberg “Mormon Meteor” Special on offer and most years since have seen the unique and the special on offer although the boutique sale grew to two days and from 2017 a shift to Friday and Saturday, to match RM.
While the early 2010s saw Ferrari’s and pre war classics galore and several world records (2011s Ferrari 250TR Prototipo and 2012s Mercedes-Benz 540K among them), Gooding have struggled to continue the momentum in a stagnant market. 2017 saw the offering of two big cars, the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C and a 1970 Porsche 917k and both managed a respectable $14 million and helped propel a gross total of $91 million. 2011 was the last time an edition of this sale dropped below $100 million and it was the fourth time in five years that RM managed to obtain a higher gross. It is apparent that it isn’t necessarily a lack of headline sales but rather a surfeit of lots in the $5 – 10 million zone and the careful balancing of soliciting lots and vendors demands.
Year – Sold/Offered/% – Gross Total – Top Sale
18/08/2007 119/131 (91%) $61,130,350 $4,510,000 1931 Bentley Blower 2/3 seater
16/08/2008 111/139 (80%) $63,865,300 $7,920,000 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante
15/08/2009 125/157 (80%) $50,211,550 $5,115,000 1962 Ferrari 250GT California SWB
14/08/2010 102/135 (76%) $64,207,250 $7,260,000 1959 Ferrari 250GT California LWB Competizione
20/08/2011 105/125 (84%) $77,999,300 $16,390,000 1957 Ferrari 250TR
18/08/2012 110/123 (89%) $113,736,600 $11,770,000 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster
17/08/2013 116/127 (91%) $112,968,350 $9,460,000 1957 Ferrari 250GT Tour de France
16/08/2014 107/121 (88%) $106,004,800 $15,180,000 1961 Ferrari 250GT California SWB
15/08/2015 115/129 (89%) $128,098,000 $16,830,000 1961 Ferrari 250GT California SWB
20/08/2016 114/137 (83%) $129,780,950 $18,150,000 1959 Ferrari 250GT California LWB Competizione
18/08/2017 110/135 (81%) $91,593,700 $14,520,000 1966 Ferrari 275GTB/C
24/08/2018 123/147 (84%) $116,512,400 $22,000,000 1935 Duesenberg SJ
The Duesenberg SSJ is among the greatest cars ever made and while not the first major announcement for the 2018 Pebble Beach sale, it is easily the most important car offered at Gooding since the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa back in 2011. Duesenbergs of all types are important, whether the Indy racers or the Tourers but the Model J was the undoubted pinnacle and the model coined the term “its a doozy” as a definition for something extraordinary or one of a kind. Launched into the end of the roaring twenties, it was among the grandest of the grand tourers then in vogue although the 1929 Stockmarket crash and lengthy depression saw the model become a white elephant that would destroy both Duesenberg and the A-C-D empire. Perversely, while the economic hurt may have effected everyone, the very rich were still able to buy extravagant automobiles and it wasn’t uncommon to see the grandees pay $20k or even more for a fully bespoke Model J. Model Js were built on either the 143″ short or 153 inch long chassis and powered as standard with the Lycoming built 265bhp 7 litre straight 8 cylinder engine although it wasn’t long before a supercharged 320bhp engine became available and were offered without bodywork.
The Model J was only produced because the company had been bought by E.L. Cord and Duesenberg were essentially bankrupt in the early 1930s amid dwindling sales although they managed to hold on until 1935. Harold Ames, Duesenbergs President knew he had 22 chassis awaiting sale and decided to build two cars that would garner enough free media attention that the rest would be easy to sell. Two special 125″ chassis were built and fitted with the 400bhp rams horn intake Supercharged engine as proven in the Mormon Meteor and clothed with speedster coachwork for sale to Clark Gable and Gary Cooper, Hollywoods biggest stars of the period. Cooper actually retained his car and it would eventually pass through the trade before D. Cameron Peck would sell it to his friend, collector Briggs Cunningham in 1949. Miles Collier would later purchase the collection including this car and it is from him that it is sold at Gooding in 2018. Pricing a car such as this is difficult and Gooding only offers a $10 million+ estimate and while it isn’t a charity lot with a tax break attached, it is being sold to fund automotive related charity per se and should see a benefit from that.
Ordinary old Model J’s begin at $750k and go up to about $3 million while SJs are another $1 – 2 million depending on legitimacy, even special bodywork on a supercharged chassis generally tops out at $5 – 6 million. That said there are outliers, Gooding sold the Whittel Coupe that while unique was really just a Murphy DHC with a hardtop back in 2011 and got $10.34 million for it while the fabulous Clark Gable Rollston/Bohmann & Schwartz DHC failed to sell at their 2012 sale at a high bid of $6.4 million. Further one could compare it to the Mormon Meteor, offered at the first Gooding Pebble Beach sale which was itself unique and worthy of the $4.4 million sales price. Indeed that price ranked it with cars that fetch up to $20 million today. While Gooding have stopped short of offering an upper estimate, the charity angle, the uniqueness (1 of just 2), power, celebrity ownership, originality, provenance, connoisseur ownership and beauty should equate to $15 – 20 million or more. Even at that price it would be good value for one of the greatest cars extant.
Another important announcement was Gooding securing three important Ferrari’s, a 275GTB/C, 250GT Tour de France and 166MM/195S to sell along with the Admirals 500 Mondial. The 275GTB/C follows the high selling sister car, #9051, at last years sale and is estimated at a similar $12 – 14 million although like #9051, this example, #9063, has a decent but not spectacular race history and average place in the Ferrari folklore. Compared to the equally expensive 250GT SWB, these are rarer in this spec but more common by way of their base car and while the 250GT Short Wheelbase won everything it was eligible for, the 275GTB/C did not. While expensive, the estimate is market correct and of the 12 GTB/C this is a good example so someone will pay the money. Goodings 250GT Tour de France is the 5th of just 36 examples with the 4th series with their single louvre vent and is a very good example that balances a lightweight competition history with a fantastic provenance including 52 years with one owner, Fred Peters, who is one of the best California Ferrari restorers. Restored to concours winning perfecion in the gorgeous Metallic Grey over Grey livery this TDF is estimated at $6.5 – 7.5 million for what is one of the most beautiful examples. Although it was fitted with having a partial replacement engine (fitted in the 1960s), and the estimate is market correct, I wouldn’t be surprised to see it exceed that amount, it is that good.
Ferrari’s 166 series was the first properly successful Ferrari, winning everything it could in road cars, race cars and Grand Prix. The 166MM was the sports racer and fitted with Touring Barchetta an icon in its own right although Touring also produced six Berlinetta’s to a design intended for Le Mans, of which Gooding are offering the 5th produced, #0060M. This car has a great race history, incl. as a Scuderia Ferrari car at both the Coppa delle Dolomiti and Giro delle Calabria before sale to Briggs Cunningham and status as one of the first Ferrari to race in the USA. Like so many Ferrari, this car passed through a lot of hands before it was restored to perfection in the 2010s before Gooding sold it in 2016 for $6.5 million and this time around it is estimated at $6.5 – 7.5 million which is market correct and good buying. Round out the quartet is the Admirals 500 Mondial, likely the finest example extant.
Designed and built for the 2 litre series then popular in every European domestic championships, these were occasionally successful on the big stage, notably one finished 2nd at the 1954 Mille Miglia when much more powerful machinery failed. #0556MD was produced as part of the second series and renumbered #0446M for its buyer, Francois Picard, to avoid paying French taxes before a successful 1955 race season although it was sold back to Ferrari in late ’55. Ferrari took the car to the season ending Venezuela GP where it Schell/ Castellotti finished 5th, short spells in Puerto Rico and various US ownership’s followed before Rear Admiral Robert Phillips purchased it in 1960. 58 years with the Phillips family and a comprehensive but respectful restoration to concours standards by Phillips and David Carte have ensured the car is one of the best 500 Mondial extant and the estimate while market correct looks light indeed. I wouldn’t be surprised to see closer to $10 million for a car that deserves superlatives and it wouldn’t be bad buying at the high estimate.
Pre-war classics are always a strong point of Goodings Pebble Beach sale, the highlights are:
- 1908 American Underslung 50HP Roadster – Est. $1.2 – 1.4 mil. 1 of 4 Roadsters to survive, perfect car with plenty of power compared to its competition, great condition, likely market correct or perhaps even a little cheap, either way certainly certainly not expensive.
- 1927 Minerva AF Le Baron Sports Sedan – Est. $350 – 400k. Rare, especially with Le Baron coachwork, like most cars of this ilk, dependant on style and coachwork, this is staid and masculine so value is hurt vis a vis pretty and sporting example. Market correct for the quality of restoration.
- 1927 Bentley 3 Litre Speed Model Vanden Plas Tourer – Est. $650 – 800k. Highly original example of the 3 Litre with Vanden Plas Tourer coachwork, high quality restoration to Pebble Beach winning standards now aged nicely and market correct for a rare matching numbers example.
- 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Ascot Tourer – Est. $650 – 850k. 1 of 17 survivors of an iconic roaring twenties Rolls. Beautiful and very expensive ($400k) restoration recently completed. Ready to go and win most any concours. Expensive at nearly double what any other Ascot Tourer has ever fetched but possibly still worth it.
- 1930 Packard 734 Speedster Phaeton – Est. $1 – 1.4 mil. Beautifully restored almost 20 years ago, lovely car, staid rather than pretty, comparisons are hard to come by but likely worth this much.
- 1931 Bentley 4 Litre Vanden Plas Tourer – Est. $500 – 700k. 1 of 2 survivors, beautifully elegant and sporty although only a 4 litre. Estimate is in the right ballpark for a car of this quality, provenance and style. Expensive for a 4 litre but consider it a 8 litre at a 75% discount, it doesn’t seem so bad.
- 1931 Duesenberg Model J Derham Convertible Berline – Est. $1.75 – 2 mil. 1 of 5 Derham Convertible Sedans, unrestored, well maintained largely original car, relatively svelte if masculine and relatively formal coachwork. Will likely stuggle to reach this price, worth closer to $1 million.
- 1931 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix – Est. $3.2 – 3.7 mil. #51-132 is the 32nd of approx. 60 examples of the ultimate Bugatti Grand Prix car. The Type 51 was based on the Type 35 Chassis and fitted with the 2.3 litre supercharged straight 8 engine as developed for the Type 55, borrowing heavily from American Miller practice. This particular car was a works team car raced at the Belgian GP in 1931 before sale to Jean-Pierre Wimille and was raced by the great French driver before eventual sale to the USA. While it received a replacement frame, this was done by the factory in 1932 and shouldn’t have minimal impact on the value. Its extremely rare to find a Grand Prix Bugatti with both works racing history and purity of components and provenance although #51-132 manages to have both, to quote Bugatti expert David Sewell ““a remarkably complete and original car and there is no doubt to its authenticity.” The estimate actually seems a little low and it wouldn’t surprise to see it hit $4 million
- 1932 Alfa Romeo 6C1750GS Figoni Roadster – Est. $1.8 – 2.2 mil. 1 of a handful that melded the ultimate 6C1750 chassis with fabulous French coachwork from Figoni. Extremely pure provenance and exquisitely restored by Blakeney Motorsport, this isn’t the typical Zagato 6C but all the better for it. Capable of immense success at any concours, this has to compare well to the relatively common (but more sporty) Zagato and with those fetching $3 million and more, this estimate looks cheap.
- 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Kellner Drophead Sedanca Coupe – Est. $400 – 600k. Unique in this coachwork. A gorgeous car with very elegant coachwork. Relatively sporty for a Rolls and good value compared to other Continentals which regularly top the million mark.
- 1935 Auburn 851SC Boattail Speedster – Est. $800 – 900k. 1 of 40 examples, authentically restored. Market correct.
- 1938 Packard 1608 Allweather Cabriolet – Est. $250 – 350k. Likely quite rare and certainly staid if not ungainly. That said, 50 years of ownership by Phil Hill and what value do you put on that as a restorer and North America’s first F1 champ. Expensive for a 1608 but cheap for a Phil Hill collectible of such magnitude.
- 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante – Est. $2.8 – 3.2 mil. The Type 57 was the last great Bugatti and in production from 1934 to 1940 with 700+ examples, mainly road cars, with everything from pedestrian saloon to outrageously sporty coachwork. Among the best coachwork on these cars was the Atalante and this is one of 12 with this type of Atalante Coupe coachwork. Noted to have been restored to perfection by Scott Sargent in the past decade, this is a very fine example in great colours although it must be noted that this coachwork was swapped from another Type 57 in the early 1930s thus losing no objective originality although some might question its authenticity due to the change. Sold for $2 million by Gooding in 2013 but a no sale at $2.2 – 2.6 million at RMs New York sale in 2015, this is a market correct estimate and no doubt deserved but the jury is out.
Mid century classics are also a high point at Gooding Pebble Beach, highlights include:
- 1941 Chrysler Royal Town & Country Station Wagon – Est. $325 – 425k. Gorgeous in Polo Green over Brown. Excellent car, restored pre 1998. Market correct price.
- 1948 Maserati A6/1500 Pininfarina Coupe – Est. $850 – 950k 1 of 10 in this spec. Genuine race history with Franco Bordoni incl two class wins at the Coppa Inter Europa. Restored to perfection. Market correct price.
- 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C2500SS Pininfarina Cabriolet – Est. $800k – 1 mil. Excellent example, restored from ’14, market correct price.
- 1952 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback Saloon – Est. $1.5 – 2 mil. The first Continental built, originally sold to Andre Simon, beautifully largely original condition, ready for just about anything incl. concours. Expensive but what price the unique first Continental.
- 1952 Siata 208CS Bertone Corsa Spider – Est. $1.8 – 2.2 mil. Unique Bertone coachwork fitted. Beautiful condition, restored by Jan de Reu, a Fiat/Siata specialist, stunning car, won its class at Pebble in 2017 but could be entered anywhere else or ideal for the Mille Miglia, expensive for a Siata (should set a record for the marque) but like the Bentley above, what price the unique coachwork.
- 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 Allemano Coupe – Est. $500 – 700k. Unique Allemano coachwork, more than a little reminiscent of the later DB4, another definitive show car offered in spectacular condition. Doesn’t seem too expensive for a unique car.
- 1953 Lancia Aurelia B52 Vignale Cabriolet – Est. $700 – 900k. Unique Vignale coachwork, restored to perfection, prize winner at Villa d’Este, expensive for a non Spider America Aurelia but okay if you love the coachwork.
- 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America – Est. $1.5 – 1.8 mil. One of the best of the breed, ex. Jean Sage and restored to perfection, includes matching hardtop and ready for any concours. Market correct pricing.
- 1955 Porsche 550 Spider – Est. $4 – 5 mil. 1 of 3 on offer across the Monterey weekend. Supplied to Eldon Beagle and raced widely incl. Pebbe Beach in ’56. Matching numbers and one of the most original examples extant. Restored in the 2000s and lacking for nothing. Market correct price.
- 1955 Maserati A6GS/53 Frua Spider – Est. $5.5 – 6.5 mil. 1 of 3 with this Frua Spider coachwork, pretty and elegant although not as racy as a Zagato Coupe, Fitted to a full race chassis. Now restored to perfection by Leydon restorations in the 1990s, still excellent condition. Ordinary A6G/54 Frua Spiders are worth around $3 – 4 million and while this is a competition chassis and different coachwork and very rare, I struggle to see it being worth double the A6G/54 and think more $4 – 5 mil would be value.
- 1956 Maserati A6G/54 Zagato Berlinetta – Est. $4.3 – 4.6 mil. Produced as a standard Zagato Berlinettta with Double Bubble roof, raced by the Maserati works team and later by Gianfranco Peduzzi incl. the Mille Miglia in ’56. Returned to Zagato and crashed badly by Zagato himself during testing, rebodied with unique and beautiful coachwork as a prototipo for the 3500GT. The very meaning of unique, Later rescued and restored to perfection in Italy and further improved by Paul Russell. Capable of winning concours or competing at the Mille Miglia. Arguably not as attractive as a standard Zagato but priced every bit as much and what price unique, market pricing.
- 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Cabriolet – Est. $750k – 1 mil. 1 of just 53 examples. The ultimate luxury ’50s Mercedes, same engine and chassis as the 300SL, restored 30 years ago, refurbished late 2000s, Red doesn’t suit these cars, they look better in Silver or a dark shade. Market correct pricing.
- 1959 Porsche 718RSK – Est. $3.6 – 4.1 mil. 1 of 34 examples. Supplied to Ed Hugus, raced at Le Mans in ’59. Restored many years ago with an unnumbered RSK engine, otherwise a pure example that hasn’t run in many years. Whether or not this is a market correct price depends on whether a buyer can live with the unnumbered engine, examples of the RSK have sold for $3 – 5.5 million in recent times, standard client cars closer to $3, works cars closer to $5, any example that has serious originality or provenance issues requiring a huge discount, this car has a non original engine but otherwise is original and the Le Mans history must add a bit. I would say market correct but note also it requires a full recommissioning so add $200 – 400k or maybe $600k for a restoration and it would be worth spending money to hire an expert to see if that original engine couldn’t be tracked down.
- 1961 Ferrari 250GT Cabriolet Series II – Est. $2 – 2.3 mil. Yes it has been restored to perfection and has won awards BUT its still far above recent sales which peg the model at about $1.4 – 1.8 million, might be some value at the low estimate or a little under it but I cannot see it being worth more than that.
- 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV – Est. $700 – 800k A gorgeous example in lovely colours, restored in the 2000s, aging nicely. Seems a touch expensive but still near enough to market priced at the low estimate.
- 1963 Facel Vega Facel II – Est. $375 – 450k. Lovely example in great colours, ultimate spec with 6.7 litre engine and manual trans. Restored to excellent condition but priced on the high side of market correct.
- 1963 Ferrari 250GT Lusso – Est. $1.7 – 2 mil. Cosmetic restoration in Pino Verde (Metallic Green) and further restoration by Greg Jones. Noted to be beautifullu presented. Market priced.
- 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster. Est. $1.8 – 2.2 mil. 5th from last Roadster, perfect spec in great colours, an exceptionally well maintained original. Relatively high mileage but should still meet what is now market correct for an alloy block, disc brake roadster.
- 1964 Ferrari 250GT Lusso – Est. $1.4 – 1.8 mil. An entirely original Lusso that is offered and provides the opportunity to restore or show in current form. Requires a mechanical recommissioning. Market correct pricing but could sell for much more than this to someone that craves originality.
- 1965 Porsche 911 – Est. $250 – 350k. Lovely race spec early 911, competed at Daytona in ’67 and finished 10th, still numbers matching and an ideal entry for classic racing. Requires mechanical recommissioning. Expensive for a SWB 911 in this condition but what value does one give the racing history?
- 1965 Iso Grifo GL – Est. $500 – 600k. Gorgeous car in great livery, restored in the 2010s, Market priced.
- 1965 Ferrari 275GTS – Est. $1.5 – 1.8 mil. Excellent example, platinum award winner. Market priced.
- 1966 Porsche 911 Bertone Spider – Est. $700k – 1 mil. Unique Bertone bodied 911 intended for cancelled production. Good condition but requires recommissioning or restoration. Hard to price but should be market correct. Ideal for concours use when done.
- 1966 Ferrari Dino Berlinetta GT – Est. $2 – 3 mil. Ferrari was still concluding their marriage with Fiat when they developed the Dino V6 in 2 litre spec for use in the Fiat Dino and Ferrari 206. The first prototipo of the latter was the Dino Speciale as shown at various shows from late ’65, the first production car was then displayed at the Torino Show in 1966 and that is the car on offer here. Unique in this shape although largely like the production car and offered in totally original condition it is hard to value accurately. The Dino Speciale sold in early 2017 for $4.7 mil and this is estimated at $2 – 3 mil. which does seem market correct but really its worth whatever the high bidder wants to pay. Would nail any concours the buyer wants to enter.
- 1966 Ford GT40 – Est. $3.5 – 4 mil. 1 of 20 used by Ford and Shelby for promotional and press activities. Excellent condition and highly original. Market priced.
- 1967 De Tomaso Vallelunga – Est. $400 – 475k. Very rare car, well restored and excellent condition. Expensive (by at least $50k) but perhaps market forward.
- 1967 Toyota 2000GT – Est. $800k – 1 mil. Gorgeous, well restored original example with subtle upgrades. Market priced.
- 1967 Ford GT40 Mark IV – Est. $2.5 – 3 mil. 1 of 10 original Mark IVs built in period and this one sold to the Agapiou bros and built up as a Can Am car, raced by various stars incl. Pete Revson and Vic Elford without success, later restored to Mark IV with correct 427 cui V8 and T-44 transmission. Offers the opportunity to either use as a Mark IV Coupe, something it never was or to return to Can Am form. Either way its market priced.
- 1967 Ferrari 330GTC Speciale – Est. $3.3 – 3.8 mil. One of a handful of cars built to a largely similar Pininfarina design as created for a Belgian Princess. Restored in recent years, the car is noted to be in superb condition. Market priced.
- 1974 Ferrari 246GTS – Est. $500 – 600k. A gorgeous Dino GTS that is a well maintained original. Offered in the gorgeous Pino Verde (Metallic Green) it is pretty much unique and demands an equally unique buyer. Expensive for an unrestored 246GTS but cheap for the unique quality.
- 1975 Gulf GR8 Cosworth – Est. $2.5 – 3.5 mil. 1 of 2 cosworth powered Gulf Mirage racers, run at Le Mans 5 times, later displayed in a German museum for decades before sale and refurbishment, ready for any form of racing and eligible for the finest events. Really very little to compare it to but seems market 18/08/2017 Gooding Pebble Beach 110/135 (81%) $91,593,700 $14,520,000 1966 Ferrari 275GTB/C
24/08/2018 Gooding Pebble Beach 123/147 (84%) $116,512,400 $22,000,000 1935 Duesenberg SJ
Boosted by a single owner collection (lots 168 – 171), moderns are another high point at this sale. Highlights are:
- 1981 BMW M1 – Est. $375 – 450k. Stunning example in nice colours. Stored for 25 years before recommissioning in 2018. Lightly patinated. Market priced.
- 1991 Ferrari F40 – Est. $1 – 1.2 mil. Previous German, Japanese and now US history. 15,000km from new and refurbished, Classiche red booked. Market correct.
- 1993 Porsche 911/964 Carrera RS 3.8 – Est. $1.1 – 1.4 mil. 1 of 42 examples. RUF mods fitted in the 1990s (not sure if that helps or hinders the price). Seems very expensive, although if you love RUF machinery I guess its okay.
- 1995 Porsche 911/993 GT2 – Est. $400 – 600k. Proper race car with history incl. 4th at Daytona in ’95 and a DNF at Sebring in ’95. Correct example, all original, requires full recommissioning before use. A quarter of the price of a road variant.
- 2007 Porsche RS Spider – Est. not given. 1 of 6 produced for IMSA racing in 2007, never actually raced. Ideal for track days and display, just 500bhp. Hard to value but perhaps somewhere around the million mark seems about right.
2010 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport – Est. $1.5 – 1.8 mil. Drop top Veyron in a great colour scheme, now harmed by the new Chiron with prices roughly a million less than they were just two years ago. Perhaps now actually good value.
- 2011 Ferrari F599SA Aperta – Est. $1.3 – 1.6 mil. 1 of just 20, unique in this livery. Very well maintained, like new with just 2,524 miles from new. Market priced.
- 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO – Est. $500 – 575k. Lovely in Black over Black. Just 1500km from new. Expensive vis a vis a new F12 but highly collectible. Market priced.
- 2013 Pagani Huayra – Est. $2 – 2.4 mil. Like new Pagani, what more could anyone ask for. Market priced.
- 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari – Est $3.2 – 3.6 mil. Black over Black LaFerrari. Just 1,014 miles. Market priced and a lot cheaper than they were two years ago.
- 2014 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse – Est. $2.1 – 2.6 mil. Another wild open top Veyron. Cheaper than they were thanks to the new Chiron, wild colour scheme. If you can cope with the garishness, little value compared to the 2010 example also on offer.
- 2015 Porsche 918 Wessaich Spider – Est. $1.6 – 2 mil. Rhodium Silver Metallic over Black. Gorgeous car with top spec and just 92 miles from new. Value at the low estimate, expensive at the high. My favourite of the three hybrid hypercars and likely a good long term investment. Will someone please drive it.
- 2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce – Est. $500 – 575k. Rare Lambo and like most, not for the subtle or quiet types. Market priced.
Affordable classics at other auctions are generally those on offer below $100k, at Pebble Beach that amount gets the buyer very little and doubling the amount is required to get something relatively affordable. Highlights are:
- 1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9 – Est. $100 – 130k. A great example of the original super saloon. Much more stylish than modern saloons and market pricing.
- 1977 Porsche 911 Targa – Est. $100 – 130k. Just a boring old mid seventies 911 Targa but a fabulous restoration in stunning Ice Green makes it worthy of a look.
- 1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado – Est. $125 – 175k. Highly luxurious Cadillac, 1 of 42 survivors. $150k restoration. Worth it.
- 2002 BMW M5 – Est. $140 – 180k. Once relatively common example of the first truly fast super saloon. Like new and very rare in this condition. Expensive as it is, a great potential classic.
- 1931 Brough Superior SS80 – Est. $175 – 250k. Its not even a car but it is ex Steve McQueen and Von Dutch so well worth a look.
- 1969 Ford Bronco Hunter – Est. $180 – 220k. Stunning, unique example of the Bronco redone by Holman & Moody as a sporting SUV. Recently restored and unique. Would be both highly usable and a potential concours star. Its unique so very hard to accurately value but the estimate seems market correct.
While not at the level of RMs Monterey sale, the Duesenberg SSJ and Ferrari 275GTB/C are excellent cars while there are literally dozens of desirable cars in the $2 – 10 million range. Any other year this sale would be an epic and there is nothing wrong with that.
Gooding managed to recover much of the excitement missing in 2017 and drove their total gross to $117 million, well up from 2017s $92 million. This was partially achieved due increase in lots on offer from 135 to 147 and sellthrough from 81% to 84%. While all of these factors boded well for the sale, easily the most important factor in 2018s success was offering the unique 1935 Duesenberg SSJ and while they only suggested it would sell for $10 million plus, the car sold for a well deserved $22 million which was a fantastic result, both their first $20+ million sale and just the 11th car to ever hit that level. Further the Duesy is now the most expensive pre war car ever sold at auction, an envious title that is hard to argue with. The 275GTB/C was the other big car for the sale although there wasnt much interest and the top bid of $10.4 million saw it fail.
Behind the Duesy it was a bit of a mixed bag with some cars selling very well and others poorly. Among the cars that did well was the 1958 Ferrari 250GT Tour de France at $6.6 million, a relatively low amount for sure although still mid estimate and definitely hurt by a replacement engine fitted decades ago. The 1955 Maserati A6G/53 Frua Spider sold for 6% less than its rather high estimate at $5.17 million, the 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial may have been among the best in the world but it only fetched $5.005 mil., while the second of three Porsche 550 Spiders sold for $4.455 million. Easily the biggest surprise of these cars was the 2007 Porsche RS Spider which fetched $4.51 million, a crazy amount for a car that never raced, much less won anything while the 1966 Ferrari Dino Berlinetta GT sold well for $3.08 million (3% above its estimate). Late model Mercedes Benz 300SL Roadsters have sold well recently and Goodings 1963 example fetched $2.53 million (15% up), the Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America have been variable yet Gooding fetched $1.87 million (10%) although this was one of the very best. Finally the 1931 Bugatti Type 51 was a gorgeous example of this very usable type and fetched a superb $3.74 mil.
Elsewhere the 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante fetched a reasonable $2.8 mil., the 1959 Porsche 718RSK also reasonable at $3.74 mil. and the 1967 Ferrari 330GTC a mid estimate $3.74 mil. Further top sellers was the unique 1966 Porsche 911 Bertone Spider at $1.43 mil. (43% above estimate), the 1948 Lincoln Continental Convertible at $126k (41% above) and perhaps riding the wave of Citroen interest, the 1957 DS19 fetched a whopping $192k (114% up). Several cars sold pretty low, the 2014 Porsche 911/991GT America at $159k (42% uunder estimate), 1961 Mercedes-Benz 220SEB at $48k (-46%) and the 1931 Brough motorcycle at $88k (half its low estimate). As for the no sales, many of them signaled new model values and others a lack of interest, the former was seen by the 2010 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport failing at a high bid of just $1.05 mil., the 1908 American Underslung 50HP at just $1 mil. and the 1961 Ferrari 250GT Cabriolet Series II at $1.55 mil.
Other cars that failed were simply a case of either greedy vendors, lack of interest or a combination of both. Prime examples were the first 1952 Bentley R-Type Continental which failed at $1 mil (surely worth more than this), the 1932 Alfa Romeo 6C1750GS Figoni Roadster failing at $1.4 mil. (the second time it has failed to sell), the unique 1952 Siata 208CS Bertone Corsa Spider failing at a reasonable $1.45 mil., the 1967 Ford GT40 Mark IV could have been let go at 1.75m, the 1966 Ford GT40 could have sold at 2.8 mil. Finally the 1950 Ferrari 166MM/195S Touring Le Mans Berlinetta last sold at 5.5 mil. so the high bid at the same level was probably all the money and could equally have been let go.
A common thread at all Monterey auctions was the growing disparity between vendors and buyers. While I dont begrudge the sellers for wanting to make money and there may be a dynamic at play where the auctioneers overpromise and underdeliver, I do feel that plenty of these bids are fair and some of the demands are now based on a market peak that has past. Everywhere else, Gooding has learnt their lessons, securing excellent, interesting and unique lots which are worth the money and receive plenty of frenzied bidding so if they could just manage vendors expectations, they will be hitting the gross sales RM has. Regardless of that, this was still the 9th highest grossing auction of all time and that aint bad at all. Congrats to Gooding.
Lot # – Year – Make – Model – Chassis/VIN – Low estimate > High estimate (US$) – (EUR) – N/R = No Reserve
1 1965 Porsche 356SC 162045 $225,000 $275,000 N/R $165,000 €141,900 -27% White over Red. Chassis 162045 was purchased new at Over-Keys Motors in Miami by Eloise V. Poindexter, who traded in her new Ford Mustang. Nicknamed “Baby,” the Porsche was driven regularly, but only in good weather, with the top reportedly lowered just a single time in her ownership. In 1987, Ms. Poindexter decided to sell her beloved Porsche, as she could no longer get underneath to change the oil herself. It was sold to the consignor, a classic car enthusiast and close friend of Ms. Poindexter, who acquired the Cabriolet displaying 28,280 miles. The consignor, however, soon gave birth to her first child, and the car was put into dry storage at her home. The 356, run occasionally until approximately 20 years ago, was never driven again, though it has been well cared-for. Apart from some minor body imperfections and peeling paint on the hood, the car is wonderfully preserved, with a remarkable original interior. The engine was recently recommissioned after nearly 20 years of inactivity, but the Porsche will require further mechanical attention before any road use. It comes with the original top boot, tool kit, jack, keys, Bill of Sale, driver’s manual, service book, and copy of factory Kardex.
2 1954 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado 546246337 $125,000 $175,000 N/R $192,500 €165,550 10% Alpine White over White leather and Black top. Positioned as one of Cadillac’s top-of-the-line models in 1954, the Eldorado convertible possessed an unmatched combination of style, luxury, performance, and quality. This Eldorado, one of the 2,150 produced that year, emerged from an exhaustive two-year, frame-off restoration in 2018, and an extensive compilation of photographs illustrates the level of detail realized during the process. Finished in Alpine White with a black convertible top, the Eldorado’s graceful length is accentuated by the one-year-only ribbed chrome panels on the lower rear fenders. The power convertible top operates effortlessly, cleverly concealed by a hard boot, unique to the Eldorado model. Lavish touches abound, including the Autronic-Eye headlamp control, Wonderbar radio, and power assist applied to the windows and the four-way seat control. Mechanical upgrades ensuring driving ease have been added to the original engine. These include a generator-to-alternator conversion, electric cooling fans with manual override, and hardened valve seats compatible with unleaded fuel. Restoration receipts totaling more than $150,000 accompany the sale. Exclusive when new, these Eldorados remain so today with only 42 examples listed worldwide in the roster of the Detroit-based Cadillac & LaSalle Club. This convertible’s next owner will be presented with the opportunity to join those rarefied ranks.
3 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera WP0AB0913KS120943 $100,000 $140,000 N/R $110,000 €94,600 Mid Silver Grey over Silk Gray leather. The year 1989 not only represented the final year of the G-series 911 but also marked the 911’s 25th anniversary. To celebrate the milestone, Porsche offered an optional Silver Anniversary package whose highlights included black or silver exterior color with color-keyed Fuchs wheels, front and rear spoilers, unique Silk Gray leather upholstery accented with black piping, and leather wrapping for the center console and shifter boot. Part of an important private collection where only the finest, most desirable 911 variants have been curated, this 1989 911 Carrera 3.2 is one of just 300 silver-anniversary-edition coupes produced. The car was originally sold at Vasek Polak’s legendary dealership in Hermosa Beach, California, and the bill of sale accompanies the Porsche at auction. The 911 also retains its original date-stamped manuals, as well as its tools, jack, and tire inflator. Displaying less than 13,000 miles at the time of cataloguing, this Coupe is documented with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity as well as service and maintenance records attesting to the consignor’s meticulous care. Boasting an impressive combination of rarity, stellar condition, and driving enjoyment, this sensational example of a limited-edition 911 represents an opportunity not to be missed.
4 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet 25th Anniversary Edition WP0EB0919KS170800 $90,000 $120,000 N/R $123,750 €106,425 3% Silver over Silk Gray leather. This 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet marks the last year of the G-series, impact bumper 911, celebrates the model’s 25th anniversary, and presents in outstanding condition. As a 1989 model, it comes equipped with the desirable G50 manual gearbox and offers impressive performance along with enough comfort and refinement to make it a great modern classic. This particular 911 also features the optional and rare Silver Anniversary package, one of just 200 Cabriolets so-equipped. Among the package’s special features are a black or silver exterior with color-keyed Fuchs wheels, front and rear spoilers, unique Silk Gray leather upholstery accented with black piping, and leather wrapping for the center console and shifter boot. Even as part of an important private collection wherein only the finest and most sought-after versions of Porsche’s iconic 911 were curated, this 25th Anniversary Edition still makes a strong impression. Pride of ownership is plainly evident both in the car’s overall pristine condition and array of maintenance and service records. The Carrera retains its original manuals, warranty voucher, and original Bill of Sale, along with tools, tire inflator, and roadside repair gloves. Displaying just under 12,000 miles at time of cataloguing, this limited edition 911 is ready to delight its next owner, whether it be while captivating enthusiasts on a show field or effortlessly stringing corners together on your favorite back road.
5 1963 Facel Vega Facel II A121 $375,000 $450,000 $572,000 €491,920 27% Cabernet Metallic over Cream Beige leather. Unknown until Fred Kanter, NJ, USA ’72, Mark Hyman, MO ’08, Larry Smith, MI ’08, vendor. The exceptional Facel II offered here has been beautifully restored to a very high standard. Originally delivered with the rare and desirable Pont-à-Mousson four-speed gearbox, and 6.7-liter dual-quad V-8 engine, the car displays premier Facel coachwork, penned by Facel founder Jean Daninos, combined with the company’s top performance drivetrain. A comprehensive restoration, commissioned by a previous owner, was completed in stunning Cabernet Metallic over a Cream Beige leather interior. This Facel II features power steering, power disc brakes, power windows, dual power radio antennas, and Borrani wire wheels. In late 2016 and early 2017, the current owner enlisted noted restoration experts Winning Makes, of Santa Barbara, California, to further refine the car. Winning Makes addressed the electrical system; renewed the brakes, including rotors and master cylinder; and fabricated specialized parts unique to Facel in order to maintain an accurate and authentic restoration. Particular attention was given to improving cosmetic finishes using correct fasteners and hardware; upgrading interior fittings; and refining mechanical systems for smooth operation. The work totaled some $40,000, and is documented by service receipts that accompany the sale. Exquisitely appointed and restored, this Facel II conveys an elegant presence while offering remarkable performance. With only about 22 produced in this configuration, this historically important Facel represents the ultimate iteration of the revered French marque.
6 1957 Citroen DS19 16390 $70,000 $90,000 N/R $192,500 €165,550 114% Black over Material. Chassis 16390 was bought new on April 29, 1957, by Jean Roussillat, a grocer in the Saône-et-Loire region of France. The second owner had the car repainted and the headliner and fabric repaired, but all other cosmetics were left in excellent original condition. The current owner purchased the car in 2013, and today, the car shows under 45,000 km, which is consistent with the exceptional condition of this DS. As an early model, it is especially sought after today, as these have now become very rare. Finding an early production DS in such fine condition is particularly remarkable.
7 1965 Shelby GT350 SFM5S421 $300,000 $400,000 $379,500 €326,370 Mid Wimbledon White over Black. via Hayward Motors to Harold Edgecomb, CA (1), Rick Currington ’68 (2), Larry Cogan ’76 (3), Ken Mattice ’70s (4), Don Christian ’84 (5), Andy Walker, OK ’80s (6), James T. Keenan, AK ’94 (7), Richard O’Mara Jr., CO ’96 (8), vendor ’13 (9). The following February, the GT350 was sold to Harold Edgecomb with the only options offered for the Shelby Mustang: LeMans-style Guardsman Blue stripes and a set of 15″ Cragar wheels. Within the first three months, Mr. Edgecomb returned to the dealership six times for warranty work, which included service to the ignition system, replacing the front springs and oil-pan gaskets, and resecuring the dashboard cover. Soon afterward, Mr. Edgecomb sold this Shelby to Rick Currington of Alamo, California. Mr. Currington, a Shelby Cobra enthusiast, used this GT350 to tow his race car, installing a Maier Racing front apron and a 34-gallon gas tank for long-distance hauls. In 1976, Mr. Currington sold SFM5S421 to Larry Cogan of Martinez, California. Mr. Cogan drove it fewer than 1,500 miles before selling it in 1978 to Ken Mattice of Sebastopol, California, who sold it in 1984 to Don Christian of West Covina, California. The Shelby left California in 1985, when it was purchased by Andy Walker of Yukon, Oklahoma. Mr. Walker removed the aftermarket bumper and enlarged gas tank, starting the Shelby on the road back to its original configuration. After being traded in 1994 to James T. Keenan of Fayetteville, Arkansas, this car was purchased two years later by Rich O’Mara Jr. of Littleton, Colorado, who enlisted Shelby American Automobile Club judge John Brown to advise during a period-correct restoration, down to the chalk markings on the chassis and differential. Following the restoration, this Shelby received a Premiere Award in the 2007 Division 1 Concours at SAAC-32 at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah. Restored to concours level under the supervision of a marque expert and offered from one of the world’s preeminent car collections, this GT350 offers a rare opportunity to experience Carroll Shelby’s original vision of an ultimate road-going Mustang.
8 1938 Packard 1608 Allweather Cabriolet 608 2022 $250,000 $350,000 $280,500 €241,230 Mid Burgundy over Beige leather. Unknown, Annis Van Nuys Schweppe, CA, Phil Hill and Family ’66, via Gooding Pebble ’14 $440k to vendor. After Hill overhauled the engine in 1968, he began a complete restoration of the car in August 1970. The restoration finished in June 1971, on the day before he and his bride Alma would be chauffeured in the car to their wedding. Owned for nearly 50 years by the Hill family, it was driven on countless family occasions and was enjoyed by worldwide racing icons. Hill drove five-time Formula 1 champion Juan Manuel Fangio around Los Angeles in “the Brunn,” and Dan Gurney tested the powerful V-12 as he drove through the Santa Monica Mountains with Hill and guests as passengers. Accompanying the sale of Packard is a 1975 letter from the coachbuilder’s son, Herman C. Brunn, to Hill, stating, “We were all thrilled to see that it looks just as good as the day it rolled out of our shop.” Mr. Brunn also remarked about the extreme rarity of this Packard’s hidden spare wheel feature, which he thought made for a sleek, clean silhouette. The current owner purchased the Packard Twelve in 2014 and showed it at many concours events. The consignor then entrusted the car to renowned Packard expert Robert Escalante at Custom Auto Service in Santa Ana, California, for refreshing to peak condition, and it was given a mechanical inspection and tune-up, as needed. The work by Custom Auto Service included a new aluminum timing cover, cleaning of the fuel tank, a rebuild of the carburetor and fuel pump, and restoration of the clock and radio. To keep the car in excellent running condition, the owner has enjoyed it regularly on the road. Included in the sale are publications featuring the Packard, and the original owner’s manual and service manual. The consignor, who is a vintner, has nicknamed this cabriolet the “Pinot Noir Packard” – appropriate in that as the years go by, this historic Packard continues to display its elegance and ages gracefully, like a fine wine.
9 1961 Mercedes-Benz 220SEB Coupe 111.021.10.020628 $90,000 $120,000 N/R $48,400 €41,624 -46% Cream over Red leather. Desirably equipped with a four-speed manual gearbox, power steering, and a Becker Mexico TR radio, this 220 SEb was delivered in Europe to an American buyer, and its first two services were performed in Vienna and Monaco. Later imported to California, the Mercedes-Benz received a comprehensive, documented restoration between 1980 and 1983 that achieved 99-plus point scores at numerous concours d’elegance. It has been featured in a Road & Track road test article and the Mercedes-Benz Club of America magazine. In 2008, this 220 SEb was entrusted to the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in Irvine, California, for extensive mechanical freshening. Two years later, it received period-correct Behr air-conditioning with a modern compressor for superior cooling. Since the early 1980s this 220 SEb Coupe has had just three owners – all MBCA members. The car has been extensively detailed and presents exceptionally well; it also was recently serviced by a marque expert to assure proper operation. The Coupe is accompanied by the original owner’s manual, a service booklet (with numerous period entries), data cards, registration cards, restoration and service documentation, tool roll, and jack. A beautiful example that would be prohibitively expensive to duplicate, this outstanding Mercedes-Benz will surely draw the attention of discerning marque connoisseurs. via Gooding Pebble ’13 $80k
10 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 Allemano Coupe LML/761 $500,000 $700,000 $671,000 €577,060 Mid Rosso over Crema leather. J. O’Hana, Morocco (1), unique Allemano coachwork fitted, uprated triple Weber engine fitted at works, crashed and rebuilt, Alan Lampert, CA, USA ’70s (2), restored by Brian Hoyt, Brian Hoyt ’93 (3), restoration completed, Pebble ’94 class winner, vendor ’02 (4). This DB2/4 Coupe is in spectacular condition, with fine details including sculpted alloy coachwork with Allemano Torino badge, and definitive Aston Martin grille with Marchal driving lights. The competition-inspired dashboard is wrinkle-finished with engine-turned trim, the chrome wire wheels are by Borrani, and the car is accompanied by documentation, tools, jack, and spare wheel.
11 1934 Packard 1104 Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton 761-17 $350,000 $425,000 $363,000 €312,180 Mid Beige over Sage Green. Unknown until Bill Wolfsberger, CA ’61, Don Sears ’06, restored, vendor, class winner at Pebble Beach ’14. The known history of this splendid example dates to the early 1960s, when it was part of Southern California collector Bill Wolfsberger’s stable of classic cars. Mr. Wolfsberger kept the car until his passing, and noted Packard expert, restorer, and collector Don Sears acquired the Phaeton from the collector’s estate in 2006. Mr. Sears reports the car was in solid original condition when found, still in running order, with its metal and wood body components remaining in excellent shape. Mr. Sears embarked on a full frame-off, no-expense-spared restoration at his shop. His extensive experience gained through years of restoring show-winning Packards is evident throughout the car, with attention to detail paid to even the smallest of items to ensure correctness and quality. The tastefully soft, elegant beige color scheme is complemented by a sumptuous sage green leather interior. This Phaeton’s beauty is more than skin deep. Mr. Sears intended to tour the car after showing it, so the powerful 145 hp straight-eight was rebuilt to the highest standards, maximizing driveability and reliability. In late 2013, Mr. Sears sold this Packard to its current owner, who presented it for the first time at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®. Since then, the Packard has been shown at many West Coast concours and has amassed an impressive show history that includes capturing multiple First in Class wins and Best of Show trophies, a testament to the exceptional quality of this fine classic.
12 2002 BMW M5 WBSDE934X2BZ99913 $140,000 $180,000 N/R $176,000 €151,360 Mid Titanium Silver over Black Nappa leather interior and optioned with fold-down rear seat, ski bag, park distance control, and M-Audio with enhanced bass, the M5 was delivered new to BMW of San Diego and was purchased by Glen Konkle of nearby Rancho Santa Fe. Mr. Konkle, a meticulous BMW enthusiast, acquired two of nearly every car in his collection, one to drive and one to preserve. Showing only 437 miles at the time of cataloguing, this M5 has been lovingly preserved and maintained by its knowledgeable caretakers. Pre-delivery inspection stickers still remain within the incredibly fresh interior, and the M5 retains its original accessories, including its license plate bracket still in its wrapper, new-car check-in sheet (recorded at five miles), books, and tools. This iconic BMW offers a second chance to the discerning collector who missed purchasing a stunning E39 M5 when new. via RM ’10 $48k.
13 1965 Iso Grifo GL GL650009 $500,000 $600,000 $605,000 €520,300 1% Rosso over Crema leather. According to its entry in the Iso Registry, this Grifo GL, chassis 009, was completed in late December 1965, among the very first Grifos built after the two pre-production prototypes, chassis 003 and 007. It is easily identifiable as an early car as it lacks the vent panel atop the left rear fender that Renzo Rivolta added to later Grifos. The vent panel visually offset the fuel filler door on the opposite fender. Restoration began on 009 in 2011. The previous owner commissioned one of the West Coast’s renowned restoration experts of Italian sports cars, Charley Potts of Burlingame, California. Working with Potts, the previous owner spared no expense on the Grifo’s restoration in his pursuit of perfection. Potts and his team methodically disassembled the Grifo down to its bare shell and carefully worked their way up, incorporating a number of new body panels formed on the original body bucks, which still exist in Italy. Potts comprehensively restored this magnificent Italian machine to the very highest standards. The body is expertly finished in a modern Ferrari shade, Rosso Fuoco, with a silver roof, which is complemented by the silver Campagnolo alloy wheels, as well as the tan leather interior that was trimmed by Don Acker of Acker Leather Works in San Francisco. The concours-quality brightwork was done by Sherm’s Custom Plating in Sacramento, and the beautifully detailed engine bay reveals the 327 cid, 365 hp Corvette engine – the same power specification that appears on a copy of 009’s factory build sheet. It is one of approximately 24 with this specification. Class winner at the Quail ’12. Stunning.
14 2015 Porsche 918 Wessaich Spider WP0CA2A10FS800596 $1,600,000 $2,000,000 $1,650,000 €1,419,000 Mid Rhodium Silver Metallic over Black. The example offered here, chassis 596, is one of 162 US cars equippedwith the optional Weissach Package, which is named for the Porsche R&D facility in Germany. The $84,000 package includes lightweight magnesium wheels, reduced cabin insulation, ceramic wheel bearings, titanium chassis hardware, and six-point racing harnesses. The resultant 90-pound weight savings shaved two-tenths of a second off its 0–62 mph times. Porsche used a similar Weissach 918 to break the standing lap record at the Nürburgring with a remarkable 6:57 time. Ordered new in Rhodium Silver Metallic with contrasting carbon fiber panels and Acid Green brake calipers, this 918 Weissach was also optioned with the front-axle lift system, carbon fiber floor mats, accented stripe seat belts, and custom tailoring option. It was delivered new through Park Place Porsche in Dallas. The car retains its factory-issued accessories, including the car covers, windscreen deflector wing, tow hook, first-aid kit, air compressor, battery charger, and charger mounting station. Some items are still in the original wrappers and packages. Showing only 92 miles at the time of cataloguing, this pristine example presents like new. The car is complete with its original window sticker, books, dealer service documentation, and safety recall compliance records. It has been residing in a climate-controlled private storage facility, seeing regular service, exercise, and attention from its fastidious owner.
15 1995 Land Rover NAS Defender 90 Station Wagon SALDV3285SA978703 $140,000 $160,000 N/R $159,500 €137,170 Mid Arles Blue over Ash Grey tweed. This super-optioned Defender is number 301 of a production run of 500, and one of only 90 examples delivered in the highly desirable Arles Blue finish, with Ash Grey tweed cloth interior. It was placed into service on January 17, 1996, and for almost its entire existence it was cared for by its original owner, Kendrick Wilson of Bedford, New York. In August 2008, Mr. Wilson commissioned an extensive reconditioning by marque expert East Coast Rover of Rockland, Maine. ECR orchestrated numerous upgrades, including the installation of a Land Rover 4.6-liter, V-8 engine. It added stainless steel brake, fuel, oil cooler, and clutch lines; a heated windshield; a pair of auxiliary Hella lights; an ECR/ROX front brush guard mount with integrated 9,000-lb. Warn winch; and two recovery hasps. ECR also removed and resealed the roof, installed a new headliner, and added an updated Alpine sound system. Completing the package were side steps, rear lamp guards, a later-generation factory air-conditioning unit, and heavy-duty Land Rover interior mats. In October 2017, Mr. Wilson had ECR examine and service the Defender again prior to its acquisition by the consignor. Showing less than 8,000 miles at the time of cataloguing, this example comes with a CARFAX Vehicle History Report, the original owner’s manual, dealer welcome package and PDI checklist, and original showroom brochure. Ideal for a discerning collector with an eye for excellence and adventure, this Defender is a rare find for its color combination, remarkably low mileage, and thoughtful upgrades
16 1961 Ferrari 250GT Cabriolet Series II 2489GT $2,000,000 $2,300,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Bianco over Rosso leather. via J.H. Keller AG in Amaranto Roma over Natural leather to Mrs. Tora, Switzerland (1), Ernst Wanzenried ’76 (2), Mario Bernardi, Germany ’91 (3), Reijnold van der Poele, Netherlands ’95 (4), Robert Weisenthal, NY, USA ’05 (5), Joshua Teverow, RI ’08 (6), Stephen A. Bruno, FL ’09 (7), restored by The Creative Workshop, via Gooding Amelia ’15 $2.09 mil. to vendor (8). In early 2012, as the restoration was nearing completion, 2489 GT was certified by the Ferrari Classiche Department, confirming it as a correct and authentic example retaining its original chassis, engine, coachwork, and other important components. Since completion of the restoration, 2489 GT has been recognized with major awards at numerous leading national concours and Ferrari Club of America events. Impressively, this elegant Ferrari has since captured five Platinum Awards at the most competitive marque gatherings, including the Cavallino Classic and the annual FCA Field and Driving Concours, in addition to receiving class awards at Mar-a-Lago, Amelia Island, and Boca Raton. While campaigning the Ferrari on the concours circuit, Mr. Bruno, an automotive engineer, continued to perfect the car’s already magnificent presentation, consulting with judges and marque experts to make sure that any issue could be properly addressed before the next concours appearance. Beyond this exacting attention to detail, the Ferrari was exercised, albeit sparingly, in vintage driving events. Acquired in 2015 by the current owner, the Ferrari has since resided in a carefully selected stable of Italian sports cars. In keeping with its show-ready condition and impeccable presentation, this award-winning Ferrari is offered with a tool roll, owner’s manual, and parts catalogue as well as a detailed history report compiled by marque historian Marcel Massini and the Ferrari Classiche Red Book.
17 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Drophead Sedanca Coupe 164PY $400,000 $600,000 $341,000 €293,260 -15% Two tone Grey over Red leather. RHD. Edouard Edmond-Blanc, France (1), Van Vooren Sedanca de Ville coachwork fitted, crashed, Kellner Drophead Sedanca Coupe coachwork fitted, unknown, K.C. Dobson, England ’46, Ashley Havinden OBE ’51, via Classic Cars of Brompton Road to Richard Loucks, CA, USA ’56, Mark J. Tuttle ’81, John Calley ’82, restored by Fred Buess and Hill & Vaughn, unnamed, CO ’90, Pebble Beach ’90 & 95 award winners, vendor ’98.
18 2015 BMW M5 30 Jahre WBSFV9C52FD594222 $175,000 $250,000 N/R $148,500 €127,710 -15% Frozen Dark Silver Metallic over Black leather. BMW saluted the 30th anniversary of its groundbreaking M5 sports sedan with a powerful special edition that reaffirmed the German automaker’s commitment to refined performance. Only 29 examples of the 300 units produced were offered to the American public, and those were chosen exclusively through a social media lottery. Purchasers were invited to a private BMW driving school to learn the extraordinary capabilities of this special car. This highly tuned variant produced 32 hp more than BMW’s standard M5, and 17 hp over a similarly equipped Competition Package M5. Further refinements were made to the anniversary car’s M-Dynamic mode and M-specific Servotronic feature. According to BMW, the improvements rocketed the car from 0–60 mph in 3.7 seconds. These special edition cars came finished in the BMW Individual shade of Frozen Dark Silver Metallic and are visually distinguished by “30 Jahre M5” exterior badging and sill plates. Its 20″ alloy wheels, tailpipes, side vents, and iconic kidney grille are offset in striking black chrome. More than just a commemorative edition, the “30 Jahre M5” is a high-performance bookend to three decades of BMW’s legendary M5 series. Presented in outstanding condition, and optioned with night vision, the M5 has been recently serviced and is complete with pre-delivery tags, accessories, and window sticker. Showing just 1,815 miles at the time of cataloguing, this example requires no lottery to own – and is one of the most exclusive BMWs of its era.
19 1965 Aston Martin DB5 DB5/2072/L $750,000 $900,000 $715,000 €614,900 -5% Black over Beige leather. 1 of 220 in LHD. via British Motor Car Distributors in Autumn Gold over Beige leather to Hazen Pierce, CA, USA (1), unknown, Mr Morrissey ’76, via Aston Martin to Keith Brown, PA ’81, vendor. The Aston Martin presented here, chassis 2072/L, is among this exclusive group of left-hand-drive DB5s delivered new to the US. According to factory records, this DB5 was originally finished in the sensational color scheme of Autumn Gold over beige Connolly leather. It was ideally optioned with Normalair air-conditioning, a 3.73:1 rear-axle ratio, Britax seat belts, and chrome wire wheels wearing Avon Turbospeed GT whitewall tires, though it has been driven sparingly in more recent times and would benefit from servicing before road use. Today, this DB5 remains in unrestored and largely original order, showing less than 63,000 miles at the time of cataloguing. Remarkably, the Aston Martin retains many important original features and its older black paintwork possesses a fantastic appearance, with extensive lacquer checking over the Touring bodywork. Other original features include the interior upholstery and carpeting, data tags, and matching-numbers engine still fitted with its optional Normalair compressor. The engine and chassis stamping appear clear and undisturbed, with the correct red rectangle of paint surrounding the engine number and traces of original red oxide primer on the undercarriage. Inscriptions of “2072” can also be seen in various locations, providing evidence that this DB5 has not been substantially restored or altered from its original form. Included with the sale is a file that contains a copy of the factory build record, the original 1981 sales agreement from Aston Martin Lagonda Inc., assorted AMOC literature, and service records.
20 1935 Auburn 851SC Boattail Speedster 33212E $800,000 $900,000 $1,012,000 €870,320 12% Cigarette Cream Cream over Brown leather. The first owner of this car was Chris Savers of Chicago, and by 1945 Chicago dealer John Troka, added it to his inventory. Chassis 33212E returned to its production state of Indiana during ownership by Ron Schirmer of Indianapolis, in partnership with J.M. Walden. Its next owner, Gilbert Horton of Jamestown, North Dakota, acquired the car in 1983, enjoying it for 14 years. The next owner of this Speedster was Dr. Donald Vesley of Tampa, Florida, who owned an impressive stable of noteworthy performance automobiles including examples of Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Duesenberg, Mercedes-Benz, and Stutz. One of his last acquisitions was this Auburn Boattail Speedster, purchased in 1997. 1 of 40 in existence.
21 1967 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster 1E13864 $250,000 $325,000 $280,500 €241,230 Mid Opalescent Golden Sand over Red leather. Patricia Bilicich, CA, USA (1), Akihiro Hane ’75 (2), vendor ’13 (3). Introduced in 1965, the updated 4.2-litre E-Type delivered improved torque over the previous 3.8-litre model and featured a new, all-synchromesh gearbox. The 4.2-litre cars also benefited from uprated brakes, more comfortable seats, and improved electrics. Chassis 1E13864 was sold new on January 17, 1967, by British Motors of Monterey and registered in California as “UGK 175.” Options specified included chrome wire wheels, bumper guards, whitewall tires, seat belts, a radio, and a side mirror. By 1975, the Jaguar’s original owner, Patricia Bilicich, had sold it to a neighbor in the same small town of Watsonville, California. The new owner, Akihiro Hane, kept diligent records, noting mileage when he filled up with gas and topped off the oil, offering a rare, detailed insight into how the Jaguar was used into the 1980s. In 2013, the consignor acquired the E-Type and immediately commissioned Steve Gordon of Vintage Autoworks in Emeryville, California, to complete a thorough and accurate show-quality restoration. Over more than 18 months, no expense was spared in bringing 1E13864 to concours-winning standard. The highly detailed restoration records and notations of work carried out reveal not just how correct this car was to start with, but also show the extraordinarily meticulous nature of the restoration. Where possible, original components were disassembled, cleaned, rebuilt, and repainted, thereby preserving a great deal of the car’s originality. Resplendent in its original Opalescent Golden Sand color over a vibrant red leather interior, this Jaguar is particularly notable due to the extent of its documentation. This E-Type is accompanied by its original 1967 sales invoice, maintenance records, California registration cards, detailed service log, as well as thorough restoration records and receipts. Also included are many of the documents supplied in the original sale: the owner’s manual, the manufacturer’s warranty book, a maintenance chart and vouchers, and the overseas distribution booklet. In fact, 1E13864 retains not just its original California black plates, but even carries its original dealer license plate frame.
22 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial 0556(0446)MD $5,500,000 $7,500,000 $5,005,000 €4,304,300 -9% Light Blu over Rosso leather. RHD. Francois Picard, France (1), renumbered #0446 for carnet purposes, 24 Heures Grand Prix de Paris – Bol d’Or ’55 #4 Picard/Maret DNF, 12 Hours d’Hyères ’55 #10 Maret/Munaron DNF, Imola Shell Cup ’55 #66 Munaron 6th, Caserta Hillclimb ’55 #28 Munaron 5th, Reggio Calabria Hillclimb ’55 #88 Munaron 4th, 10 Hours of Messina ’55 #23 Munaron DNF, Treponti-Castelnuovo Hillclimb ’55 #132 Munaron 6th, Scuderia Ferrari, Grand Prix of Venezuela ’55 #8 Schell/Castellotti 5th, Porfirio Rubirosa, Dominican Rep. ’55 (2), Nassau Governor’s Trophy ’55 #21 Rubirosa 25th, Nassau Ferrari Classic Race ’55 #21 Rubirosa 12th, Nassau Trophy Race ’55 #21 Lunken 15th, 12 Hours of Sebring ’56 #33 Rubirosa/Pauley 10th, Charles Hassan, OH, USA (3), repainted Rosso, Lawrenceville ’56 #12 Hassan DNS, Elkhart Lake ’56 #132 Hassan 8th, SCCA Invitational, Akron’56, #5 Hassan 2nd, Smartt Field ’56 #99 Hassan 3rd and 3rd, Nassau Prelim (E&F) ’56 #23 Hassan 6th, Nassau Governor’s Trophy ’56 #23 Hassan DNF, Nassau All-Ferrari Race ’56 #23 Hassan 9th, Nassau Trophy Race ’56 #23 Hassan 11th, Little Sebring ’57 #21 Morton, Robert Davis, IN ’59 (4), Stout Field ’59 Davis 2nd, Kentucky Derby Road Races ’59 #133 Davis 7th, Lawrenceville ’59, Davis #433 3rd IC, Meadowdale ’59 #33 Davis 8th, Stout Field ’59 #433 Davis 1st IC, Stout Field ’59 #433 Hergenroether 5th IC, Road America 500 ’59 #32 Davis/Hergenroether DNF, Rear Admiral Robert Phillips ’60 (5), Georgetown Hillclimb ’61 #173 Phillips 10th, SCCA Stockton Race E ’61 #213 Phillips 11th, SCCA Stockton Race 5 ’61 #213 Phillips 8th, SCCA Vineland ’64 #57 Phillips 4th, SCCA Lime Rock ’64 #57 Phillips 13th. Upon his return to Oakland, Phillips convinced the skeptical manager of the Naval Air Station auto hobby shop to set aside a corner for his Ferrari project. Over the next nine months, he managed to repair the Ferrari’s engine, transaxle, and bodywork, a process that consumed his almost every available moment and dollar. The Mondial, now in running order and refinished in gleaming red lacquer, was immediately put to good use. Phillips drove it to the necessary RDC Driving Schools, obtained his novice racing driver’s permit, and entered the car in the Georgetown Hillclimb on March 26, 1961. In his first competitive outing with the Ferrari, he placed 1st in Class and 10th Overall. It was a remarkable achievement. Phillips participated in a few other local events, but his increasingly busy naval career left limited opportunities to enjoy the Mondial. When he was transferred to Bayonne, New Jersey, in the mid-1960s, Phillips drove the decade-old Ferrari sports racing car cross-country and continued to race the car on the East Coast, schedule permitting. After participating in the Bryar Motorsport Park SCCA Driver School in 1968, the Ferrari was retired from active competition. Only after retirement from the Navy in 1988 did Admiral Phillips, along with his wife and son, begin to seriously research the early history of his Mondial. Over time, they uncovered its fascinating provenance, its successful racing record, and connection to famous drivers like Rubirosa, Munaron, Schell, and Castellotti. It became abundantly clear that the Admiral was the custodian of a beautiful, historic piece of machinery; he felt a responsibility to restore this car to its original glory, so that future generations would have the opportunity to appreciate a four-cylinder sports racing Ferrari in its period guise. Starting in 2000, Admiral Phillips began an eight-year restoration. He rebuilt all the powertrain components himself, and he enlisted the help of respected Ferrari specialist David Carte to restore the bodywork and ancillary systems. Throughout the restoration, every effort was made to preserve original detail wherever possible, leaving certain components with a well-earned patina, rather than restoring them to as-new condition. Significantly, the Mondial still remained in excellent original order, retaining the chassis, engine, transaxle, and most of the Scaglietti bodywork supplied by Ferrari in 1955. Along the way, the decision was made to return the Mondial to the livery it wore during the Grand Prix of Venezuela, where it scored a class win for Scuderia Ferrari. The elegant light blue finish was matched to an undisturbed section of original paint discovered on the dash panel, and the interior was re-trimmed in red vinyl, as Scaglietti had done. The Mondial’s post-restoration debut took place at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® in August 2008. Exhibited in the Ferrari Competition class, the Mondial’s exceptional history and dedicated restoration effort earned it both First in Class and the Enzo Ferrari Trophy, a special award given to the best Ferrari on the field as determined by Piero Ferrari and Jean Todt. The meticulously organized file that accompanies 0556 (0446) MD contains copies of the factory build sheets; Automobile Club d’Italia registration records; a letter from Ferrari to Phillips (dated 11/17/60); a Ferrari Classiche Heritage Certificate (certificate no. 002001, dated 11/07/03); research and restoration files; and a collection of period photographs that document virtually every race the Mondial participated in. To say this car is well documented is a profound understatement.
23 1967 De Tomaso Vallelunga 807DT0128 $400,000 $475,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Rosso over Crema. Nasif Estefano (1), unknown, Thoroughbred Motorcars, VA, USA ’75, Larry Adcock ’78, Mark Obermeier, CT ’87, vendor ’05. According to the consignor, in 1967, Argentinian race car driver Nasif Estéfano purchased this Vallelunga from de Tomaso and drove it in many races while in Italy. In 1975, the Vallelunga was imported to the US, and it subsequently spent many years with two De Tomaso enthusiasts. The current owner, an award-winning European sports car restorer and enthusiast, acquired the Vallelunga in 2005, and in 2010, he embarked on a comprehensive restoration, addressing details with attention to authenticity. The sophisticated chassis and frame members were carefully restored, while the engine and gearbox were rebuilt and assembled by performance experts. With the mechanical, chassis, and suspension components completed in 2014, the fiberglass body and paint were separately finished to a high standard. The correct and original red color was applied and finished in 2015; final assembly, testing, and detailing concluded in early 2018. Today, this beautiful Vallelunga presents as one of the finest examples of Alejandro de Tomaso’s unique and bold vision for a performance car. The red exterior is contrasted with tan leather and accented by the simple, race-inspired dashboard. Offered with restoration receipts and photographic documentation, owner’s manual, brochure, spare keys, jack, and a tool kit, this freshly restored Vallelunga is primed for the finest concours fields, vintage road course events, or a spirited morning drive, just as de Tomaso intended over 50 years ago, when his first Vallelunga rolled off the line.
24 1952 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback Saloon BC1A $1,500,000 $2,000,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Antelope Brown over Brown leather. RHD. via Franco-Britannic Automobiles to André Simon, France (1), via Franco-Britannic Automobiles to M. Permanis (2), unknown, via Vintage Car Store to Father Joseph Reagen, USA, via Vintage Car Store to Mr. Theurer ’61, via Vintage Car Store to Phillip Lacios ’63, via Vintage Car Store to B. Eskow ’68, via Vintage Car Store to Eric Weissberg, NY ’70, vendor ’15. The fascinating history of this car can be traced to February 1952, when Bentley constructed the rolling chassis of BC1A. Like the vast majority of A-series Continentals, this car was specified in right-hand drive and had a 4.5-litre engine mated with a floor-mounted gear change. Upon completion, the Bentley chassis was transported to H.J. Mulliner, where it was fitted with the iconic fastback coachwork, designated by design number 7277. The body fitted to BC1A was numbered 5466 and finished in attractive Moss Green with tan Connolly leather upholstery. According to factory records, BC1A was originally outfitted with lightweight bucket seats and alloy bumpers – features that contributed to a relatively light curb weight of 3,765 pounds. In 1974, Mr. Weissberg treated the Fastback to a cosmetic freshening, which included refinishing the coachwork in Antelope Brown and trimming the interior in matching brown leather. Remarkably, Mr. Weissberg retained the car for over 45 years, during which time it was driven sparingly and remained virtually unknown to the collector-car community. A variety of custom features were specified, including twin fog lamps, door pockets in the seat backs, rear defroster, and radio. Furthermore, it was requested that the Bentley be delivered with a plain radiator shell, with no cap or mascot. Offered for public sale for the first time in its history, BC1A presents today in fine, largely unrestored condition. Still wearing its 1970s-era paintwork and upholstery, this Continental Fastback has never required a complete, body-off restoration, a testament to the enduring quality of Bentley craftsmanship and the care it received in the hands of its long-term owner. Overall, the car possesses a consistent, inviting patina and performed well on a recent test drive with a Gooding & Company specialist. Significantly, this important Bentley still retains its original engine (numbered BCA1), H.J. Mulliner body tag, and French-language chassis plate.
25 1928 Stutz Model BB Four Passenger Speedster BBC4BB27C $225,000 $300,000 N/R $143,000 €122,980 -36% Light Green over Brown leather. William Ruger, CT ’53, Mr. Spotsky, PA ’58, Stearns Motor Museum ’69, Johnny Pascucci ’82, Piers MacDonald, NY ’96, restored by Stone Barn Auto Restoration, unnamed, CA, via Gooding Scottsdale ’15 $209k to vendor. The car on offer is an exceptional Stutz. It received a concours-level restoration in 1996 at New Jersey’s Stone Barn Automobile Restoration, and the interior was re-trimmed by Sharp Automotive Upholstery of Elyria, Ohio. This Stutz debuted with a class win with 99.75 points at the CCCA National Meet in January 1998, then won its class at the 1998 AACA Concours at Hershey, Pennsylvania. It also took a class award at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® that August, and again in 2011, when Stutz was a featured marque. In 2008, the Vertical Eight engine was sent to Baynton-Jones racing shop in the UK, where Stutz is held in high regard. The crankshaft was stroked, and high-compression pistons and new connecting rods were fitted. Compression was raised to 7:1 from 5:1, and a new camshaft and improved valve train were installed. A Schebler S carburetor improved engine breathing, and a Laycock overdrive unit reduced revolutions to 1,750 rpm at 60 mph. In 2011, new wire wheels and a larger exhaust were added. Most recently, the Stutz BB Speedster has been kept in two private collections in California; it has seldom been exhibited, but has been treated to expert care.
26 2010 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport VF9SK2C28AM795302 $1,500,000 $1,800,000 Not sold Not sold N/A White Grey over Navy leather. unnamed, CA (1), via Gooding Pebble ’13 $1.155 mil. to vendor (2). This gorgeous white over navy example of the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport was purchased new in January 2010 by a discerning collector with a stable of exceptional classic sports and modern high-performance cars. Maintained as recommended by the manufacturer and garaged in a private collection in California, this Grand Sport was then acquired by the current owner in 2013. Displaying fewer than 9,000 miles on the odometer, this superb Veyron is accompanied by accessories as well as records testifying to a software update and service in 2018.
27 1939 Bentley 4.25 litre Vanden Plas Tourer B25MX $900,000 $1,200,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Metallic Grey Blue over Grey Blue leather. RHD. H.D. Clark (1), unknown, B.M. Russ-Turner ’60s, Peter Michael Salmon ’87, Nicolaus Springer, Switzerland ’06, vendor. Referencing the body and equipment section of B25MX’s build sheet is the notation “Dismount body from B152LS & remount on B25MX.” So equipped, this car shows a delivery date of March 29, 1939, with H.D. Clark listed as its first owner. According to Bentley Beauty, the definitive tome on Derby Bentley coachwork, Vanden Plas was responsible for approximately 200 bodies on the Derby Bentley chassis. Available body styles included fixed-head coupes and saloons, open dropheads and all-weather tourers, and the most desirable four-place tourer, of which 65 were produced. Four tourer variants were offered, the scarcest among those known as a “Swept Wing” design. Vanden Plas company records identify this as design no. 1459, with B25MX carrying body no. 3619, one of four Derby Bentleys so equipped.For many years, B25MX was owned by Bentley enthusiast B.M. “Rusty” Russ-Turner of Surrey, England, before passing to Peter Michael Salmon, also of England, who acquired it in 1987. The car then moved to Nicolaus Springer of Zürich in 2006, followed by its current owner, a noted collector of fine automobiles, who acquired this tourer in May 2010. Restoration began that year and was entrusted to noted Rolls-Royce and Bentley specialists P & A Wood of Dunmow, England. This thorough and exacting effort spanned more than two years with receipts in excess of $250,000. The car is now finished in a very pleasing grey-blue hue with matching leather upholstery. The painted wheels framed by blackwall tires complete the subtle presentation suggesting purposeful motoring. Its canvas top folds flush with the body’s beltline, but when raised reveals a wider rear-quarter panel that hides the folding-top framework mechanism. Vanden Plas’ trademark cut down door echoes the drape of the front fender and the fold-down windshield provides the option of true wind-in-the-hair motoring. Notably, some time prior to 1971, this Bentley’s original engine, S9BV, was removed and replaced with 4 1/4 engine R5BW, which remains installed. Engine S9BV was recently acquired by the consignor and accompanies B25MX at auction, awaiting either preservation or refitting by its next owner.
28 1994 Porsche 911/964 RS America WP0AB2963RS419124 $150,000 $180,000 N/R $165,000 €141,900 Mid Guards Red over Black cloth. One of just 701 RS Americas built, this 1994 example has been a part of a significant private collection since 2012 that features only the best and most desirable 911 examples. Simply stunning in brilliant Guards Red with black cloth sport seats, this 964 RS America has been very sparingly used, displaying under 5,200 miles. This fantastic example is desirably optioned with air-conditioning and is accompanied by books, tools, and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. The RS is further documented by service records attesting to the care it has received.
29 1972 Ferrari 246GT 03872 $400,000 $500,000 $407,000 €350,020 Mid Nocciola Metallizzato over Tobacco. via Bill Harrah’s Modern Classic Motors and Hollywood Sports Cars to Alfonso Fuentes, CA, USA (1), unknown, Cara Morgan Johnson ’83, unnamed, TX ’10, restored, vendor. In 2010, the Dino was acquired by a mechanical engineer and Ferrari enthusiast who commenced a 4 1/2-year restoration with the aim of presenting one of the finest and most accurately restored Dinos in the world. Completely disassembled, 03872’s body and space frame were dipped in an eco-friendly, non-acidic cleaning solution. Norwood Auto Italia of Carrollton, Texas, completed the meticulous mechanical restoration, with paint and bodywork done at Stuart’s Paint & Body, a respected specialist in Dallas. The interior material was sourced from the Netherlands’ HVL, which has original Connolly formulas, in order to precisely match the interior color. The original wiring harness was painstakingly removed without cutting a single wire so it could be perfectly replicated by Rhode Island Wiring Service Inc. The correct-color radial-striped wire was not available, so custom wire was made to match the original. The extraordinarily thorough restoration is documented by hundreds of photographs and receipts. Upon completion, the Dino was displayed at several prestigious concours events, including The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering. The Dino earlier proved itself under rigorous scrutiny at the 2015 Cavallino Classic, where it garnered a coveted Platinum Award. The pristine Nocciola Coupe joined the consignor’s respected collection in early 2018.
30 1908 American Underslung 50HP Roadster 1427 $1,200,000 $1,400,000 Not sold Not sold N/A White over Burgundy leather. RHD. Unknown pre Lindley Bothwell, CA ’40s, D. Cameron Peck, IL ’40s, John Wallerich, WA ’51, Richie Clyne, NV ’80s, via Bonhams Amelia ’15 $1.7 mil. to Sam and Emily Mann ? (ED – they sold it via Bonhams?). This exceptional example of an early model American Underslung is wonderfully original, still possessing its original roadster coachwork, including the single rear seat, often lightly referred to as a “mother-in-law seat.” The oversized wood-spoke wheels, brass trim, and decorated headlights enhance the charming patina of this amazing car. Its originality, striking appearance, and overall quality condition are a testament to the careful and proper stewardship this important piece of automotive history has enjoyed over the years. The Mann Collection has recently performed work on this Underslung that includes some electrical sorting and the fabrication of a new set of wooden wheels. Operating this machine is bound to be thrilling, much as it was over 100 years ago. The powerful 50 hp engine is capable of propelling this 1908 car to speeds in excess of 60 mph, double the speed of most cars produced at the time. Of the estimated 27 American Underslungs that are known to survive, only four are early roadsters built between 1906–1908, making the example offered here a very rare automobile indeed. This impressive 1908 example represents the height of American engineering, power, and style of the era, wonderfully presevered to provide pride and enjoyment to the next caretaker of this significant early automotive treasure.
31 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari 207442 $3,200,000 $3,600,000 $3,080,000 €2,648,800 -4% Nero over Nero leather. Purchasing a new LaFerrari was reserved for patient and loyal Ferrari clientele, and involved an application process and a substantial down-payment schedule. The car offered here was applied for in October 2013, flown from Italy, and delivered new through Continental AutoSports of Hinsdale, Illinois, on January 2015. It immediately joined an important collection of Ferraris from a discerning enthusiast and has been housed in a private climate-controlled facility with a full collections staff. Delivered in the menacing color scheme of Triple Black, the car came optioned with carbon fiber roof, lower spoilers, outer mirrors, and wheel caps. Inside, the headrests wear optional Ferrari emblem stitching and other special features. According to the car’s original window sticker the options alone totaled over $80,000. The car now shows a scant 1,014 miles at the time of cataloguing and is up-to-date on all maintenance and recall bulletins. It comes complete with its Ferrari Classiche-issued “yellow book” Attestation for Special Series Vehicles, along with its window sticker, books, and manuals. Also included with the car are its full complement of accessories, including tool kit, gloves, battery charger, wheel socket, tire inflator, tire repair sealant, telemetry fob, and instructions.
32 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300D Adenaur 189.101.8500261 $75,000 $100,000 N/R $55,000 €47,300 -26% Medium Red (DB516) over Beige leather. This 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 D Adenauer sedan is a US-specification model equipped with a three-speed automatic transmission and desirable power steering. Finished in its original color scheme of Medium Red (DB 516) over a beige leather interior, this car underwent a cosmetic restoration after its acquisition by The Brumos Collection in the 1990s. Entered at the inaugural Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in 1996, the Adenauer was awarded the Amelia Award for the Most Outstanding Postwar Mercedes-Benz. It is accompanied at sale by books, tools, and jack, as well as extensive documentation including original owner paperwork, correspondence, and maintenance records. Recently serviced, including attention to the braking system, this rarely seen model represents an outstanding example of the Mercedes-Benz luxury flagship of the 1950s. Gooding Amelia ’18 NS$75k.
33 1972 Ferrari 365GTB/4 14867 $800,000 $1,000,000 $726,000 €624,360 -9% Blu Dino Metallizzato (106-A-72) over Black leather. Euro spec car delivered in Blu Dino Metallizzato (106-A-72) over Black leather. via Motor S.A.S. di Carla Allegretti e C. to Unknown, via Dino Armando Genghini ’77, exported to USA for unknown, repainted Rosso, stored for decades, discovered by Gary Bobileff, US collector ’10, restored to original, Chad Monnin, OH ’11, vendor. Early in his ownership, the consignor had the 365 GTB/4 inspected and certified by the Ferrari Classiche department. The Red Book issued in November 2013 confirms that 14867 retains its original chassis, body, engine (internal no. B950), and transaxle (internal no. 698). A perfectionist when it comes to the presentation and performance of his cars, the consignor entrusted the Daytona to marque specialists Continental AutoSports of Hinsdale, Illinois, and Motion Products Inc. of Neenah, Wisconsin, for any necessary service and maintenance. The high-quality, detail-oriented work performed has been recognized with several important awards in judged competition. Beautifully presented in all respects, and showing just over 58,000 km (32,000 miles) when catalogued, this Daytona is accompanied at auction by a proper tool roll and handbooks, the Ferrari Classiche Red Book, recent service records, and a history report prepared by Marcel Massini.
34 1931 Brough Superior SS80 KTCY/W 92365/5 $175,000 $250,000 N/R $88,000 €75,680 -50% Black motorcycle. Per the Brough Superior Machine Registrar, this example was completed in June 1931, fitted with a cruiser sidecar and supplied to dealer Godfreys Ltd. of London. In the early 1970s, it was purchased by Steve McQueen and would remain his only Brough Superior. Although it was a cornerstone of his motorcycle collection, McQueen graciously loaned the Brough to his friend, Kenneth Howard (aka Von Dutch), an acclaimed fabricator and painter, who had taken an interest in it. Von Dutch then loaned the bike to mutual friend Jimmy Brucker, for his MovieWorld Cars of the Stars museum in Southern California. Placed in the museum’s foyer, it was accompanied by a sign by Von Dutch that read, “Owned by Steve McQueen who loaned it to Von Dutch who loaned it to MovieWorld.” McQueen and Von Dutch then agreed that upon either party’s death, the Brough would be the property of the survivor, so when McQueen passed away in 1980, Von Dutch became its owner. In 1983, Von Dutch presented the Brough Superior to friend and Brough enthusiast, M.F. Egan, who kept it for 24 years. In 2007, Stephen Craig purchased it from him and commissioned AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductee Mike Parti to service it. Parti brought the unrestored Brough back to running condition. The current owner purchased the Brough in 201 1, employing marque authority Victor Olson of Putney, Vermont, to get it running again, which he did with relative ease. Several years later, the consignor decided the SS80 deserved a thorough restoration, so Mr. Olson disassembled and beautifully restored it. Due to the great condition of the engine’s bottom end, he left it original. Completed in 2015, the Brough was prepared for static storage and has not been run after restoration. Today, the Brough is accompanied by letters of authenticity from Steve McQueen’s son Chad as well as the Von Dutch sign. Its gleaming gas tank and “cruciform” exhaust tips are spectacular to admire, and this is a singular opportunity to acquire an extraordinary Brough Superior – certainly one of the very best of a rare breed.
35 1935 Duesenberg SSJ 2594/J-563 10000000+ $22,000,000 €18,920,000 120% Two tone Gray over Brown leather and White top. 1 of 2 built by Charles Cord featuring super short 125″ chassis, Newport designed, Central/LaGrande built coachwork and 400bhp engines, given to Gary Cooper, CA (1), originally painted Sand and then Dark Green and Silver?, via Bob Roberts to Reese Lewellyn Milner (2), Robert Stanley Dollar Jr. (3), Ernest Kahl ’40 (4), Glenn B. Shepard ’41 (5), John Seelinger ’40s (6?), redone in two tone, Donald Baldocchi (7?), John Troka, IL (8?), D. Cameron Peck (9?), Briggs Swift Cunningham ’49 (10?), repainted an olive drab color with a dark blue sweep panel, later refinished in its current two-tone gray color scheme, Miles C. Collier, FL ’86 (11?), Consistent with Collier’s ethos as a collector, this historically important artifact has been carefully maintained and preserved, rather than restored. As a result, the SSJ remains in largely original condition, wearing an irreplaceable patina and character. It possesses marvelous details, like its folding canvas soft top and sections of original leather upholstery. The car’s rich history is present in its condition with its various layers of paint and modifications to the rear fenders and bumper, made in California during the late 1930s. Unlike many Duesenbergs, the SSJ survives with its original chassis, engine, and coachwork intact. The odometer shows just over 20,000 miles, and it still runs and drives like an impeccably maintained, low-mileage machine.
36 1994 Porsche 911/964 Turbo 3.6 WP0AC2966RS480111 $275,000 $350,000 N/R $247,500 €212,850 -10% Guards Red over Cashmere Beige leather. Maintained in a significant private collection boasting the finest, most desirable 911 models, this wonderfully preserved 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6 displays less than 7,000 miles. Further bolstering its already strong appeal are its books, tool kit, CARFAX Vehicle History Report, and service records, which show the care the Porsche has received in current ownership. Finished in classic Guards Red with Cashmere Beige supple leather upholstery, this Turbo 3.6 represents an incredible opportunity to acquire a time capsule example of Porsche’s iconic flagship
37 1956 Maserati A6G/54 Zagato Berlinetta 2155 $4,300,000 $4,600,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Grigio Argento over Blu. Officiene Maserati, loaned to Luigi Fornasari, Mille Miglia ’56 #311 Fornasari DNF, crashed and returned to Zagato for repair, Roberto Federici (1), Gianfranco Peduzzi ’56 (2), Aosta-Gran San Bernardo ’57 #48 Moioli, Pontedecimo-Giovi Hillclimb ’57 #306 Moioli 4th IC, Trieste-Opicina Hillclimb ’57 #198 Gotelli 2nd IC, Bologna-San Luca Hillclimb ’58 #306 Moioli DNF, returned to Zagato for repair, crashed during testing, rebodied with proposed coachwork for the 3500GT, Bolzano-Mendola Hillclimb ’58 Gotelli 9th IC, Trento-Bondone Hillclimb ’58 Gotelli 6th IC, Carla Calzeroni ’58 (3?), Maria Pallotti ’58 (4?), Vallelunga ’59 #128 Moioli 1st, 1st Gran Premio della Lotteria di Monza ’59 #44 Bonetto, Pontedecimo-Giovi Hillclimb ’59 #200 #200 Bonetto 3rd IC, Natale Gotelli ’60 (4?), Gianfranco Bonetto ’60 (5?), Concetta Bruna Barletta ’60 (6?), Giacomo Laurenti ’61 (7?), Gino Quinti ’61 (8?), Rowita S.p.A ’63 (9?), Enrico Eusebio Bertotto ’68 (10?), restored, Rino Botteon ’93 (11?), John F. Bookout Jr., TX, USA ’00 (12?), vendor ’08 (13?), During his ownership, the car was restored with a Kamm tail, covered headlamps, and finished in red with painted wire wheels. The car was acquired in January 1993 by Rino Botteon of Cimadolmo.In December 2000, John Bookout Jr., one of the preeminent collectors of coachbuilt Maseratis, acquired 2155. Mr. Bookout commissioned leading Italian marque specialists to restore the car under the supervision of marque authority Adolfo Orsi Jr. During this process, the A6G/54 was returned to its period splendor, looking as it did when it left Carrozzeria Zagato in 1958. Following restoration, the beautiful Maserati Berlinetta was presented at the 2005 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este and several concours in the US. In late 2008, Mr. Bookout sold the Maserati to the consignor, a collector based in Texas. Seeking to sharpen the car’s presentation both mechanically and cosmetically, he entrusted it to the world-renowned specialists at Paul Russell and Company. Documented by over 150 pages of invoices, the brakes, clutch, carburetors, ignition, water pump, and many other items were rebuilt. The talented craftsmen at Paul Russell and Company were fastidious in their efforts to perfect the Zagato and attended to many cosmetic details, including the finishes on the chassis and coachwork. The car debuted to stunning effect at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® in August 2009, where 2155 was bestowed with a class award. The Maserati was then shown at the 2010 Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in Carmel, California, and at the 2013 Classic Sports Sunday at Mar-a-Lago Club (where it won another class award). In August 2014, the Berlinetta returned to Pebble Beach for Maserati’s centennial celebration. This extraordinary and important A6G/54 is documented with factory build sheets and internal memos, ACI registrations, and a report prepared by marque historian Adolfo Orsi Jr. The car is also accompanied by a spare set of Borrani wire wheels, a tool kit, original owner’s manuals, and a body buck used during the Italian restoration. With its remarkable one-off Zagato coachwork, this beautiful Maserati is particularly collectible for its unique history, which has been exceptionally researched. It would make an outstanding addition to any level of collection, ideal for presentation at prestigious concours d’elegance and Maserati events.
38 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider AR1495*08337 $150,000 $200,000 N/R $137,500 €118,250 -8% Nero over Rosso. The current owner, a discriminating collector of Italian sports cars, discovered the unrestored Giulietta in Arizona and immediately acquired it, as it appeared to be the ideal candidate for a complete, concours-quality restoration. The consignor enlisted two highly regarded Italian car specialists to carry out this project. David Carte’s Classic & Sport Auto of Edinburg, Virginia, the acclaimed Ferrari authority, painstakingly restored the Pinin Farina coachwork in its original color scheme. As this work was being carried out, Tom Straubinger of Hendersonville, North Carolina, rebuilt the original engine, running gear, and other mechanical systems. No expense was spared during the process, and model experts were consulted to ensure that the details were restored with accuracy and precision. Completed in early 2018, the Giulietta Spider now presents in exceptional condition in all respects. A Gooding & Company specialist familiar with the model reports that this Spider is among the most impressive examples he has ever encountered.
39 1975 Gulf GR8 Cosworth GR8-802 $2,500,000 $3,500,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Gulf livery over race. 1 of 2 built by Mirage, Gulf Research Racing Company, Le Mans 24 Hour ’75 #10 Schuppan/Jaussaud 3rd, Harley Cluxton III, AZ, USA ’76 (1), 24 Hours of Le Mans ’76 #10 Lafosse/ Migault 2nd, Mosport ’76 #1 Schuppan, 24 Hours of Le Mans ’77 #10 Schuppan/Jarier 2nd, 24 Hours of Le Mans ’78 #10 Schuppan/Lafitte/Posey 10th, 24 Hours of Le Mans ’79 #10 Schuppan/Jaussaud/Hobbs DNF, Peter Kaus/ Rosso Bianco Collection, Germany ’87 (2), Evert Louwman, Netherlands ’04 (3), via Bonhams Goodwood to unnamed ’06 (4), Roald Goethe/ RofGo Collection, UK ’10 (5), Harley Cluxton III/ Grand Touring Cars Inc., AZ, USA ’13 (6). Since being back with Cluxton at Grand Touring Cars Inc., the car has been gone through entirely. Chassis 802 was expertly demonstrated at the 2014 and 2015 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion in the capable hands of two-time 12 Hours of Sebring winner Marino Franchitti. Available now directly from the Mirage constructor and period owner, wearing its original and iconic trademark Gulf Oil racing livery, this sorted and amazing-to-drive Group 6 Legend of Le Mans is accompanied by a host of documentation and spares including, but not limited to, its ZF and Hewland transaxles, and three sets of mounted wheels with tires. Chassis 802 provides eligibility to many of the world’s most desirable events. After 43 years, Mirage GR8-802 is still thrilling to hear, watch, and drive, and the next owner is in for the ride of a lifetime. via Bonhams Quail ’10 Not sold $1.3 mil.
40 1998 Porsche 911/993 Targa WP0DA299XWS385169 $120,000 $150,000 N/R $79,750 €68,585 -34% Silver over Grey leather. The final model year for Porsche’s original air-cooled 911 design arrived in 1998, and, consequently, cars from this year are highly prized by collectors. According to a CARFAX Vehicle History Report and service records, this lovely 993 Targa was delivered new in North Carolina to its first owner, Kenneth Oettinger of Chapel Hill. The car had two subsequent owners, in Texas and Massachusetts, before being purchased by the consignor in 2015. This Targa showed less than 23,000 miles at the time of cataloguing and is believed to be one of just 122 examples built for the US market in 1998. Of those, only 22 are thought to have been equipped with a manual gearbox, making this 911 among the rarest 1998 variants available. Whether bought for its attributes as a collectible or the impeccable driving experience for which the 993 is renowned, this Targa promises to please its next owner.
41 1966 Ferrari 275GTB/C 09063 $12,000,000 $14,000,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Rosso Rubino over Crema leather. 1 of 12 GTB/Cs. via Luigi Chinetti to Pedro Rodríguez, Mexico (1), Nassau Tourist Trophy & Governors Trophy ’66 #4 Rodriguez 7th, Luigi Chinetti Motors, CT, USA ’67 (2), 24 Hours of Daytona ’67 #29 Guterrez/Rebaque DNF, Harley Cluxton III, Il ’70 (3), Daytona 24 Hours ’70 #20 Cluxton/Bucknum DNF, Sebring 12 Hours ’70 #25 Cluxton/Pickett DNS, Peter Johantgen, CO ’70 (4), unknown, Edwin “Tex” Arnold ’75, International Auto Ltd., Il ’83, Robert Panella, CA ’85, Steve Stepner, FL ’86, FAF Motorcars, GA ’87, Dr. Ron Finger ’89, International Auto Ltd., IL ’91, Albert Obrist, Switzerland ’92, restored by Giuliano Michelotto and Dino Cognolato, Bernie Ecclestone, UK ’95, Cavallino Holdings, WA, USA ’98, Neil Hadfield, CA ’01, John Siroonian and Family, CA ’01. Eager to share his latest acquisition, Mr. Siroonian displayed 09063 at several concours events, unveiling it at the FCA National Meeting and Concours held in Los Angeles during May 2002. In subsequent outings, the beautifully presented 275 GTB/C earned a string of awards, including First in Class, Finest Competition Ferrari, and Best of Show honors. Since Mr. Siroonian’s passing in 2008, his family has continued to preserve and enjoy his exceptional collection of Ferraris, entrusting them to marque specialist Brooke Betz in Orange, California, for regular maintenance. Today, the 275 GTB/C continues to present in excellent overall condition, a lasting testament to the high quality of the expert restoration carried out under Mr. Obrist’s ownership and to the care given it by the Siroonian family. The car is also accompanied by a spare exhaust system and an impressive dossier of supporting documentation, including copies of the factory build sheets, period photographs, magazine articles, correspondence, service records, and a history report compiled by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini.
42 1989 Ferrari 328GTS 82125 $200,000 $250,000 N/R $184,250 €158,455 -8% Nero Metallizzato over Crema leather. The Ferrari 328 GTS offered here is surely one of the lowest-mileage and most original examples in existence. Built in June 1989, the final year of the model’s production, this car was delivered new through Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo in Portland, Oregon, finished in Nero Metallizzato over a Crema leather interior, a rare and striking combination that retains a contemporary look. As noted on the original window sticker, this Ferrari was ordered with an optional electric right side-view mirror and Blaupunkt AM/FM CD player. Extraordinary effort has been made to ensure that this 328 GTS remains as close as possible to its original condition the day it left the Ferrari factory. Remarkably, the odometer recorded just 1,923 miles at the time of cataloguing, and the car retains its original books, tool roll, and other important accessories. Extensive dealer invoices under the last two owners attest to both major and minor services. A comprehensive major belt service was completed at 1,791 miles, and numerous detail items were done in preparation for the 2015 Ferrari Club of America National Concours in Monterey, where the car won a Platinum Award and the FCA National Preservation Award for Best Preserved Ferrari 1980–1989. With its distinctive color scheme, impeccable service history, and limited mileage, this Ferrari Classiche-certified 1989 328 GTS represents a benchmark example of an iconic model. For the collector who demands only the very best, we encourage serious consideration of this most impressive modern classic.
43 2007 Porsche 911/997 GT3 RSR 79992WP0ZZZ99Z7S799929 $400,000 $500,000 Not sold Not sold N/A White Weathertech over Black race. Rudi Penders, Belgium (1), Monza 2 Hours ’07 #60 Penders/ Lamont 8th IC, Spa ’07 #60 Penders/Lamont/Couwberghs 3rd IC, Spa 24 Hours ’07 #60 Couwberghs/Penders/Lamont/Duval DNF, Spa 1000km ’07 #80 Penders/Lamont/Couwberghs 9th IC, Zolder 2 Hours ’07 #60 Basseng/Leib 8th IC, unknown, unnamed, FL, USA ’09, vendor. After its competition career, the RSR was sold to a Florida-based Porsche enthusiast, and then it was acquired several years ago by the consignor, a discerning Porsche race car collector who had been searching for a great example. The consignor had Porsche racing specialists Alex Job Racing, five-time GT Championship winners, go through the car, and it has seen little track time since, having only been used for private test sessions. Today, the RSR is an ideal candidate for events such as the Classic 24 Hour at Daytona, Classic Sebring, and Rennsport Reunion.
44 2007 Porsche RS Spider 9R6.706 ?? ?? $4,510,000 €3,878,600 ?? Black race over race. 1 of 6 produced for ’07, CET Solaroli Motorsports, FL, USA (1), unknown, vendor ’14. Eventually, 9R6.706 was sold to the current owner, a discerning collector who keeps two other RS Spyders among his stable of important Porsche racing cars. During his ownership, the car has seen little track time, aside from private test sessions and two historic races at Laguna Seca. Despite its minimal use, the car has been maintained by a professional race mechanic and serviced in a no-expense-spared manner. It is presented today in superb order and is ideally presented in its mesmerizing bare carbon composite bodywork. The current owner describes the RS Spyder as an “extremely exciting and remarkably user-friendly prototype racing car. The thrill of shifting this engine at 10,000 rpm and taking turns flat out in fifth and six gear, with complete control, is like none I’ve ever experienced. The brakes and aerodynamics are just phenomenal. This is the last prototype racing car a collector will be able to buy from Porsche, and you don’t need a team of people to run it. If you positively and absolutely have the need for speed, this RS Spyder is the cure!”
45 2014 Porsche 911/991 GT America WP0ZZZ99ZES198087 $275,000 $350,000 N/R $159,500 €137,170 -42% White WeatherTech Racing Team over Race. Vendor (1). This example, chassis 198087, was bought new by the current owner to join the WeatherTech Racing Team for the 2014 USCR GT Daytona Series, and it was primarily used as a backup and practice car. As a result, today it presents in exemplary condition; since its retirement, it has been maintained in the consignor’s climate-controlled facility with his other significant race cars. The 991 GT America offers incredible performance and engineering, as it is an even more developed version of the already potent Porsche GT3 Cup car. This example has led a relatively subdued racing life, accounting for its outstanding condition today. Owned and cared for by a highly respected major racing team, this stunning GT America offers great potential as an approachable but extremely fast track car, or an ideal entrant for club racing or other Porsche events.
46 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3 190-16.077 $450,000 $550,000 Not sold Not sold N/A White Weathertech livery over Race. Vendor (1), The Roar Before the Rolex 24 ’17 #50 Jeannette/Van Gisbergen/Jäger/Bleekemolen/MacNeil 11th IC, Rolex 24 at Daytona ’17 #50 MacNeil/Van Gisbergen/Jäger/Jeannette DNF, Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen ’17 #50 MacNeil/Van Gisbergen/Jeannette 4th IC, IMSA SportsCar Grand Prix at Mosport ’17 #50 MacNeil/Jeannette 11th IC, IMSA Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock ’17 #50 MacNeil/Jeannette 10th IC. This AMG GT3 offers an incredibly rare opportunity to buy a modern factory-built Mercedes-Benz race car. Moreover, this particular example has been campaigned by one of the most prominent teams in sports car racing in the US today at some of the country’s most storied tracks. With aggressive lines, a hair-raising V-8, and carbon fiber bodywork, this AMG GT3 would be an absolute thrill for track use, club racing, and Mercedes-Benz events.
47 2003 Porsche 911/996GT2 WP0AB299935696068 $150,000 $200,000 N/R $126,500 €108,790 -16% Arctic Silver over Grey Natural leather. The consignor purchased this exceptional example in 2013, when it displayed just 4,905 miles. The GT2’s window sticker, which accompanies the sale, notes that it was finished in Arctic Silver over a Grey Natural leather interior and optioned with an aluminum and carbon fiber shifter and emergency brake lever, along with stainless steel door-entry guards, aluminum-look instrument faces, and stainless steel tailpipes. The GT2 is currently equipped with a Porsche Tequipment roll bar and 19″ Champion Motorsport RS97 forged aluminum wheels. The Porsche benefited from service work and a multi-point inspection at Napleton Westmont Porsche of Westmont, Illinois, in 2013 and 2014 and has shared the company of other significant Porsches in the consignor’s extensive collection. It is accompanied by its owner’s manuals, tools, and records, and remains in stunning original condition. Turbocharging has played an integral role in Porsche’s racing history, and this GT2 offers its next owner the opportunity to experience that outstanding pedigree on the road, in this particularly well-cared-for and extremely low-mileage example.
48 1931 Bugatti Type 51 GP 51-132 $3,200,000 $3,700,000 $3,740,000 €3,216,400 1% Dark Blue over Race. Bugatti Works team, Belgian GP ’31 Divo/Bouriat DNF, Jean-Pierre Wimille (1), Algerian GP ’32 Wimille 1st, Casablanca GP ’32 Wimille DNF, rebuilt on frame 732 Charles Brunet, France ’32 (2), Pau GP ’33 DNF, Tunis GP ’33 DNF, Picardie ’33 DNF, Coppa Acerbo ’33 DNF, Italian GP ’33 10th, Casablanca GP ’34 9th, Picardie GP ’34 3rd, Penya Rhin GP ’34 6th, GP de la Marne ’34 DNF, Vichy GP ’34 DNF, Albi GP ’34 6th, Nice GP ’34 9th, GP du Comminges ’34 7th, McClure Halley, NY, USA ’34 (3), ARCA USA GP ’35 12th, Vanderbilt Cup ’36 Evans 14th, Ralph Stein (4), Bill Schmidlapp ’39 (5), Louis McMillen ’40 (6), ARCA USA GP ’40 DNF, Peerless engine fitted, George Weaver, MA ’40 (7), Ford Frontenac engine fitted, David V. Uihlein, WI ’48 (8), restored by Bunny Phillips with original engine, Thomas Rosenberger ’60 (9), Paul Moser, CA ’80 (10), Klaus Werner, Germany ’84 (11), unknown ’93 (12), David Woolley, UK ’07 (13), unnamed vendor ’10 (14). Phillips finished rebuilding engine no. 15 in 1986. The engine incorporates a factory replacement lower crankcase, a correct Molsheim upper crankcase and supercharger, as well as the original numbered cam boxes and oil lines, which are variously stamped with the original engine number (15) and corresponding assembly numbers (10 and 10C). Phillips sold engine no. 15 to Mr. Werner on the condition that it would finally be reunited with 51132. The deal was completed, and Mr. Werner had Type 51 expert Geoffrey St. John in the UK thoroughly restore the car. Miraculously, Mr. Werner was able to purchase 51132’s original gearbox (no. 13) at the auction of Alan Haworth’s Bugatti spares that was held in 1989. Subsequently, Mr. Werner raced 51132 in several historic events, including the Nürburgring. In 1993, Mr. Werner was persuaded to sell the Type 51 to a private collector from Asia. The car resided in Europe, warehoused as part of this collection until 2007, when David Woolley of London purchased the Type 51. The consignor, who has one of the world’s preeminent collections, acquired the Type 51 in 2010. During his tenure, 51132 was entrusted to renowned specialist Sam Jepson to get the car in running condition. Jepson was directed to attend to the mechanical aspects of the Bugatti, but not to disturb the wonderful patina, and to preserve the overall cosmetic condition of the car. This Type 51, numbered 51132, has been scrutinized by the world’s leading Bugatti experts – Pierre-Yves Laugier, Malcolm Gentry, Geoffrey St. John, Julius Kruta, David Sewell, and Sandy Leith. As Sewell has remarked, 51132 is “a remarkably complete and original car and there is no doubt to its authenticity.” The car’s provenance and period racing history are of the first order, and it is only quite rarely that it is even possible to acquire a truly great example from the days when gentlemen privateers raced alongside the big boys. 51132 is simply one of the world’s most desirable Bugatti Grand Prix cars. Gooding Pebble ’08 Not Sold & RM Monterey ’10 Not Sold.
49 Picture Tim Layzell $10,000 $20,000 $9,900 €8,543 -1%
50 1937 Cord 812SC Sportsman 32309F $375,000 $450,000 $539,000 €463,540 20% Cadet Grey over Blue leather. Bendix Electric transmission. 1 of 64 examples. James Robertson, Canada (1), Secord Family (2), Find Christiansen ’90s (3), vendor ’02 (4). The current owner acquired the car in 2002 and embarked on a thorough restoration by RM Auto Restoration who had numerous Best of Show wins to their credit. Work was completed in 2005, with the car finished in color combination no. 37, gleaming Cadet Grey with blue leather upholstery. This stunning presentation of a landmark design was one of the cars selected for the 2007 Phoenix Art Museum’s exhibition of streamlined automobiles. With limited show history, this Sportsman would be welcome on any concours field and equally at home on the open road where the driver can exploit its full driving potential. A period Cord advertisement succinctly stated: “Any driver that passes the Super-Charged Cord knows he does so only with the Cord driver’s permission.” Such mastery of the open road awaits its next owner.
51 1955 Porsche 550 Spider 550-0053 $4,000,000 $5,000,000 $4,455,000 €3,831,300 Mid Silver and Red over Red. via Oxford Motors to Eldon C. Beagle, CA, USA (1), Sacramento ’55 #12F 4th IC, Stockton ’56 #12F 2nd IC, Pebble Beach ’56 #12F 9th IC, Rose Festival ’56 3rd IC and 6th IC, Great Salt Lake Road Races ’56 #12F 2ndIC & 3rd IC, Buchanan Field Race ’56 #12F 7th & 3rd IC, Santa Maria ’56 #12F 3rd IC, DNF & 10th IC, Redwood Empire ’56 #12F 3rd IC & 2nd IC, unknown, Oakland Diesel Distributors Inc. ’67, Jim and Mary Richeimer, OH ’71, unknown, Jim Meehan ’77, Chris Swatta, MD ’77, Lewis Markoff ’86, Benjamin Edwards, CT ’98, via Paul Russell to vendor ’99, restored by renowned four-cam expert Jeff Adams at Speedsport Tuning in Danbury, Connecticut, after it had not been run in about five years. Adams has worked on some of the most original 550s in existence, and found 0053 to compare quite favorably in its components, purity, and correctness. Adams believes it to be one of the best 550 Spyders he has encountered, and his report on his opinions as to the car’s originality, correctness, and condition is available for review in the car’s file. Significantly, the engine and gearbox numbers match the Porsche Kardex. In addition, Adams’ work revealed that the engine internal number, 59, matches the Kardex, the heads possess matching gear train and valve cover numbers, and it features the correct side oil-port case and correct block-style Porsche lettering on the intake valve covers. The service completed for the consignor by Adams, as documented in receipts on file, totals over $30,000, and includes work to the engine, braking system, and gearbox. As with any automobile emerging from storage, additional mechanical work may be required with further use.
52 1994 Porsche 911/964 Speedster WP0CB2960RS465437 $175,000 $225,000 $167,750 €144,265 -4% Black over Black leather. The 964 Speedster offered here is one of only 427 built for the US market, out of a worldwide production of 936 cars. According to its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, the car came well appointed with optional AM-FM cassette player, cruise control, and air-conditioning. Showing only 13,831 miles at the time of cataloguing, it carries extensive dealer service receipts that include a major maintenance package and multi-point inspection within the last 150 miles. Seldom seen in this attractive triple black color scheme, this exceptionally well-maintained, low-mile example offers the Porsche Speedster experience in a modern, handsome package.
53 1958 Ferrari 250GT Tour de France 0905GT $6,500,000 $7,500,000 $6,600,000 €5,676,000 Mid Grigio Medio Metallizzato over Light Grey. 5th of 36 examples. Cartiere del Timavo (1), Targa Florio ’58 #52 Ferraro/Crivellari DNF, Trieste-Opicina Hillclimb ’58 #148 Ferraro 3rd IC, Michele Vernola ’62 (2?), unknown, William Theodore Ribbs Sr., CA,USA ’60s, Dr. Hamilton Kelly ’66, via Charles Betz to Fred Peters ’66. It is believed that in the early 1960s, while still in Italy, 0905 GT’s original engine block (internal no. 0186 C) was replaced with a later Tipo 128 D block (internal no. 092 D). This new block is understood to have come from a 250 GT Coupe that had been built for the Agnelli family and that the replacement may have been carried out by Milanese Ferrari dealer Crepaldi or by the Ferrari factory. This 128 D block is stamped 0905 GT in a correct font and the engine features the lightweight magnesium components and other special competition equipment that are believed to have been fitted to this car when new. They earmarked 0905 GT as a project, and parts were gradually assembled for an engine rebuild. Over the next few years, the gearbox and differential were rebuilt, and in the early 1970s, the exterior was refinished in a deep shade of red. By the late 1980s, Betz and Peters identified a machinist capable of tackling a correct rebuild of the engine, and a mechanical restoration was completed in spring 1990. Betz and Ed Domanskis then ran the car in the Mille Miglia Storica. The TdF subsequently embarked on a distinguished show career that included many concours d’elegance over the following 25 years. The Berlinetta was presented at Skeets and Sharon Dunn’s Picnic at Osuna Ranch in Rancho Santa Fe, California, and at the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance in Beverly Hills. It also won the honored marque award at the 1995 Newport Beach Concours d’Elegance, and it has been exhibited twice at the Concours on the Avenue at Carmel-by-the-Sea. Additional prestigious events attended included the 2000 Concorso Italiano, and the 2006 The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, where the TdF was shown as part of the Targa Florio centenary celebration. Having enjoyed the car for years, Peters decided in early 2014 to restore 0905 GT to its original factory appearance. Upon disassembly, the original paint color was discovered, and the coachwork was treated to a bare-metal refinish by Beckman Metal Works in Costa Mesa, California. New aluminum bumpers were fabricated, and the original chrome headlamp bezels (which had been stored in the trunk at the time of the 1966 purchase) were replated and reinstalled. Westminster Auto Upholstery trimmed the interior in proper gray leather, and Brooke Betz supervised the stripping, body preparation, and complete reassembly with quality control for fit and finish. ompleted in 2015, the restored Berlinetta debuted at the Cavallino Classic in January 2016, earning the popular vote for the Coppa Bella Macchina award for Best of Show at the pre-event Jet Party at Palm Beach airport. The car was then warmly admired at the Breakers on Saturday as a display-only entry. Later that year, 0905 GT was the subject of a full feature in the December 2016 issue of Forza magazine. The Berlinetta was last shown in August 2017 at the Concours on the Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea, earning Best of Show. Sadly, in early 2018, the great Ferrari collector Fred Peters passed away, and this car, one of his legacies, now awaits a new custodian to assume the mantle of its care. Documented with copies of factory build sheets, a history report produced by Marcel Massini, and period photos, this breathtaking Tour de France should command the attention of dedicated Ferrari collectors worldwide. The superlative and rare car is well known in the Ferrari community, and displays the considerable benefits of 52 years of care by one of America’s premier marque collectors. Chassis 0905 GT offers the next caretaker a ticket to the world’s most prestigous automotive events, and it may also be enjoyed for its peerless driving and design characteristics.
54 1972 Citroen SM 01SB0102 $60,000 $80,000 N/R $83,600 €71,896 Mid Metallic Gold over Brown leather. This SM, fitted with an automatic transmission and a desirable three-liter engine, was purchased new by a Mr. Veir in Southern California. He drove it until 1983, after which it was parked in a garage and not driven again. In 2012, Stewart Reed, a professor in the transportation design program at the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, was visiting an automotive bookstore when the owner handed him the phone and said: “Stewart, you need to talk to this guy.” An individual representing the Veir family was on the line. The family wanted the car to go to an owner who would restore and enjoy it. After acquiring the car, Mr. Reed immediately sent the car to be reconditioned by marque specialist Jerry Hathaway of SM World in Santa Clarita, California. The current owner purchased this SM from Mr. Reed in 2015 with less than 70,000 miles on the odometer. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a striking example of Citroën’s high-performance 1970s GT car.
55 1931 Bentley 4 Litre Vanden Plas Tourer VF4019 $500,000 $700,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Green and Black over Dark Green leather. RHD. 1 of 2 examples. Bentley Motors Ltd., P.A.G. Phillips, UK ’32 (1), Peter Balean ’60 (2), Ronald Gray, Germany & FL, USA ’89 (3), unnamed ’01 (4), vendor (5). Elegant, sporting, and refined, the 4 Litre Bentley set the highest standards for motorcars of the period. Selecting body design, trim, and features from a host of coachbuilders, customers could order each car to their unique specifications. According to Bentley expert Clare Hay, records indicate that chassis VF4019 was one of two examples originally bodied by Vanden Plas in the distinctive and striking Tourer configuration, the same as fitted to Woolf Barnato’s personal 8 Litre. While most 4 Litres received closed coachwork, this open motorcar delivered a bold and commanding presence, quite suitable for its first assigned duties as a Bentley demonstrator. Finished in Le Mans Green with black fenders, frame, and moldings, the interior was trimmed in green leather and upon completion, the car was immediately dispatched to Autocar magazine for road testing. During the tests, a gearbox bearing failed, necessitating the replacement with gearbox no. 8151 (retained today). Bentley Motors’ Charles K. Bowers photographed VF4019 in its demonstrator role before it was assigned to London dealer Jack Olding. On January 4, 1932, Royal Tunbridge Wells resident and cigar manufacturing heir P.A.G. Phillips became the first private owner, registering the car in London as GP 5193. Mr. Balean continued the tradition of carefully maintaining the 4 Litre, including rebuilding the engine with a lightly ground and balanced crankshaft using .0030″ oversize pistons. In 1989, Mr. Balean sold the car to Ronald Gray, who divided his time between Germany and Florida. Around 2001, Mr. Gray sold the 4 Litre to a Bentley enthusiast in the US; that owner had restorer and preservation expert Steve Babinsky perform a full service on the car in 2009. It was then transferred to the current owner in 2015. Over the past eight decades, this 4 Litre has been afforded a superb level of conservatorship. Features include the original interior, carpeting, instruments, and exceptional under-hood finishes, and what is believed by the consignor to be either original paint or an early period lacquer respray. The car is offered with a file documenting previous ownership and services, along with luggage and tools. Exceptional. via RM Monterey ’15 NS$500k.
56 1967 Ford GT40 Mark IV J-10 $2,500,000 $3,000,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Red and White over Race. RHD. 1 of 12 Mark IV/J-cars, Ford Motor Company, Charles and Kerry Agapiou, CA ’69 (1), built up as a Can Am known as the G7A, Labatt’s Blue Trophy, Mosport Park ’69 #15 Revson DNS, Labatt’s 50, St. Jovite Circuit Mont-Tremblant ’69 #15 Revson DNS, Klondike 200, Edmonton Speedway Park ’69 #15 Cannon DNF, Buckeye Can-Am, Mid-Ohio ’69 #15 Follmer DNS, Road America, Elkhart Lake ’69 #15 Follmer DNF, Michigan International Speedway ’69 #15 Brabham DNF, Texas International GP ’69 #15 Cannon DNS, Fuji 200 Miles ’69 #45 Cannon 2nd, Watkins Glen ’70 #15 Cannon DNF, Klondike 200, Edmonton Speedway Park ’70 #15 Hobbs DNF, Road America, Elkhart Lake ’70 #15 Cannon DNF, Road Atlanta ’70 #15 Yarbrough DNF, Minneapolis Tribune Grand Prix, Donnybrooke ’70 #15 Elford DNS, Monterey Castrol Grand Prix, Laguna Seca ’70 #15 Cannon DNF, Los Angeles Times Grand Prix, Riverside ’70 Cannon DNF, Martin Yacoobian ’89 (2), Nick Soprano, NY ’96 (3), vendor ’96 (4). Under that GT40 specialist’s guidance the refurbishment recommenced around 2013 and was conducted to exacting standards, including the creation of proper new Mk IV bodywork built with molds produced from chassis no. J-6. The new body was fabricated by Ken Thompson of North Carolina, a longtime metalwork specialist who also worked on GT40 cars for Holman-Moody in period (and had mounted a specialized exhaust system on J-10 during Ford’s ownership). The new bodywork was finished in the iconic 1967 Le Mans livery of red and white. In addition to receiving a complete restoration of the running gear, J-10 was equipped with a correct 427 cid Ford V-8 mated to a proper Kar Kraft-built all-synchromesh T-44 four-speed transaxle. Completed in late 2017, the fastidious refurbishment resulted in an impressively authentic state of presentation. The Mk IV was then presented at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in March 2018, where it was warmly received. Now available for the first time in 22 years, this expertly refurbished Mk IV is one of only 12 chassis built and 10 remaining in existence, offering particular rarity within the GT40 realm. Chassis J-10 is not only an authentic component of Ford’s 1967 Le Mans-winning campaign but also was driven in the mighty Can-Am series by some of racing’s most important luminaries. With such a history, this sensational Mk IV would be ideal for presentation at Ford and Shelby-themed gatherings or for vintage racing, where it should provide entry to some of the world’s most prestigious events. A bona fide Kar Kraft-built Mk IV, this GT40 would make a unique complement to any sporting collection, warranting the attention of serious marque enthusiasts and Le Mans connoisseurs.
57 1963 Ferrari 250GT Lusso 5117GT $1,700,000 $2,000,000 $1,485,000 €1,277,100 -13% Pino Verde Metallizzato over Tobacco Brown leather. Società Azionaria Costruzioni Immobiliari Stradali S.p.A. (1), unknown, Jean-Jacques Weber, Switzerland ’60s, via SAVAF and Chinetti to J.H. Fox, NJ, USA ’71, George Muenchinger, RI ’73, Reggie Jackson, CA ’98, vendor ’08.In December 1970, the 250 GT was sold by Swiss Ferrari importer SAVAF (Société Anonyme pour la Vente des Automobiles Ferrari) to Luigi Chinetti Motors in Greenwich, Connecticut. In 1971, 5117 GT was purchased by J.H. Fox of New Jersey. By late 1973, the Ferrari passed to George Muenchinger of Watch Hill, Rhode Island, and he retained possession for nearly 25 years while servicing the car as needed at the respected FAF Motorcars in Tucker, Georgia. During this period, the Lusso was cosmetically freshened with a repaint in burgundy. After Mr. Muenchinger’s passing in 1998, the Ferrari was sold via dealer Terry Price to Baseball Hall-of-Famer Reggie Jackson. The two-time World Series MVP enjoyed the Berlinetta for nearly a decade, during which time it was well maintained within his impressive collection. In 2000, Mr. Jackson commissioned a significant refurbishment by Grand Prix Motors in San Jose, California, including mechanical service as needed. The work also featured a refinish in Pino Verde Metallizzato paint over a Tobacco Brown leather interior. In August 2008, 5117 GT was sold to the consignor, a respected collector of postwar sports cars based in the Midwest. Seeking to exhibit the Lusso at a high level in various concours, in late 2008, the consignor retained the respected Ferrari expert Greg Jones for further mechanical and cosmetic restoration. The work included extensive engine reconditioning, renewal of suspension components, exhaust refitting, and refinishing using proper materials. The consignor then presented the Lusso at select events during his 10 years of ownership, beginning with the Cavallino Classic in Palm Beach, Florida, in January 2009, where it earned a Platinum Award. Seven months later, the car was shown at the Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance in Rochester Hills, Michigan. In 2011, the 250 GT was certified by Ferrari Classiche, retaining the factoryequipped V-12 engine and gearbox. The Ferrari Classiche Red Book accompanies the sale of the Lusso and is available for review. Following the certification, the Berlinetta was presented at the FCA Ferraris on Oak Street Concours d’Elegance in Chicago in June 2014. Documented with restoration notes and invoices, a history report by marque expert Marcel Massini, and certified by Ferrari Classiche, this beautifully presented Lusso offers the opportunity for presentation at FCA events and Ferrari gatherings, and may be enjoyed for the model’s rewarding touring characteristics. Such a finely presented 250 GT would bolster any collection, ideal for vintage Ferrari enthusiasts or connoisseurs of postwar grand touring mo
58 1962 Porsche 356B Twin Grille Roadster 89675 $375,000 $450,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Light Ivory (6204) over Red leatherette. 1 of 248. Unknown pre Pat Courington, Coronado, California, Skip Shirley, CA ’03, Victor Wild, Reed L. Harman, CA, vendor. Finished in Light Ivory (6204) over a contrasting red leatherette interior, this 1962 Porsche 356 B “Twin Grille” Roadster was completed in November 1961, and additionally equipped with an outside mirror and headrests. Believed to have resided in Southern California since new, this Roadster was later acquired by award-winning Porsche specialist Skip Shirley of San Diego, who performed a comprehensive mechanical and cosmetic restoration in its striking original color combination. he quality and correctness of the work was demonstrated when the Roadster earned three concours awards in 2005, including best restoration at the Porsche Club of America Zone 8 Concours as well as Best of Show at both the Porsche Parade in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and the 356 Club of Southern California Concours at Dana Point. In the current ownership the Roadster has had relatively limited use, accruing only modest additional mileage and remains in outstanding condition in all respects. One of only 248 “Twin Grille” Roadsters produced, this example is equipped with a desirable GT fuel tank and comes complete with books, tools, and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity reflecting its numbers-matching engine and transaxle. Restored to the highest standards and awarded on the concours circuit, this attractive Roadster is a rare find.
59 2005 Ferrari 575M 140879 $175,000 $225,000 N/R $181,500 €156,090 Mid Rosso Corsa over Nero and Rosso leather. The 575M offered here is presented in the classic Rosso Corsa finish with optional black and red Daytona seats, fender-mounted Scuderia shields, and the desirable HGTC package. It left the factory in Maranello in January 2005 and, as noted on the original warranty card, was acquired new on March 24 of that year by Phillip Resnick of Schaumburg, Illinois, via Continental AutoSports of Hinsdale, Illinois. The 575M has since remained in the Chicago area. Benefiting from diligent dealer service, climate-controlled storage, and care from its fastidious current owner, the car received a Platinum Award (with a perfect 100-point score) at the 2016 Ferrari Club of America National Meet in Columbus. Such an achievement is rarely bestowed on a modern Ferrari, assuring that this 575M is recognized by experts as one of the finest and most desirably optioned examples on the market toda
60 2004 Porsche Carrera GT WP0ZZZ98Z5L000078 $550,000 $650,000 $726,000 €624,360 12% GT Silver over Terracotta interior, retains its books, tools, and desirable five-piece matching leather luggage set. Registering under 4,500 miles on its odometer at the time of cataloguing, this Carrera GT is accompanied by numerous invoices from Prestige Imports in Lakewood, Colorado, the Porsche dealership that has serviced this car since new, demonstrating the care it has received throughout its ownership. Delivered new to its original and only US-based owner in 2004 through Porsche’s European Delivery program, this example was erroneously completed by the factory in Rest-of-World specification, not the intended US specification. Porsche elected to reimburse the consignor any costs incurred to federalize this example so it could be registered in the US. The federalization team at JK Technologies in Baltimore performed the work at a cost of more than $53,000, as supported by receipts accompanying the sale, and federalization is confirmed by a plate in the car’s doorjamb and accompanying letters from the US Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation. Offering a stunning V-10 engine and highly engaging driving experience, the sale of this Carrera GT presents a great opportunity to acquire a low-mileage example of one of the best analog supercars of all time.
61 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing 198.040.6500143 $1,100,000 $1,300,000 N/R $1,127,500 €969,650 Mid Red over Red vinyl. Delivered in White (DB 50) over Red leather. Roger M. Andrews, CA, USA (1), L. Milton Wolf and Family ’58 (2), vendor ’06 (3). According to a copy of its factory build sheet, and in consultation with 300 SL authority Eric LeMoine, this Gullwing was built for export to the US. It was completed in mid-August 1956, finished in White (DB 50) with a red leather interior, and was optioned at the factory with a Becker Mexico radio. The Gullwing’s first owner is thought to have been accomplished assistant director Roger M. Andrews of Los Angeles. From the mid-1940s to the late 1950s, Mr. Andrews was involved in the production of numerous westerns and early superhero films, including 1948’s Superman and 1949’s Batman and Robin. After Mr. Andrews’ passing in 1958, the Gullwing was acquired by Hollywood real estate developer L. Milton Wolf. Mr. Wolf is noted for having built one of Southern California’s most whimsical houses, perched high in the hills of the development known at the time as Hollywoodland. Constructed in the mid-1920s in the shadow of the famous Hollywood(land) sign, his three-acre domain, which he christened “Wolf Lair,” is still a landmark today. It was designed to be castle-like, featuring peaked windows and soaring gables; a fully furnished gatehouse that included a speakeasy; a turret-shaped room for Mr. Wolf’s pet gibbon, Missie; and a garage for his Gullwing. During Mr. Wolf’s ownership, the 300 SL was refinished in red and was fitted with twin Talbot fender mirrors. Following Mr. Wolf’s death in 1972, the Gullwing passed to a member of his family, and the car was listed in the 1970s and 1980s with the Gull Wing Group’s 300 SL club. The car’s file includes several invoices for routine mechanical maintenance and re-chroming of the bumpers in the mid-1980s. This Mercedes-Benz apparently was driven sparingly over the ensuing decades until it was permanently retired from the road around 2006. Having remained in the Wolf family for 60 years, it was acquired by the consignor earlier this year, showing just over 92,000 miles. Immediately upon his purchase, the consignor entrusted the Gullwing to a factory-trained Mercedes-Benz specialist who set about returning it to running order. After carefully turning the engine over by hand, and servicing the oil, fuel, and cooling systems, the Gullwing roared to life for the first time in over a decade. Within minutes, the 300 SL’s engine settled to a smooth and steady idle. Further inspection reveals an overall condition that one would expect of a respectfully used automobile that has benefited from the temperate climate of Southern California. Several light scuffs are outwardly evident on the body, and the interior has been redone in red vinyl with a bright red headliner, though it retains its white dash panel, per its original specification. A two-piece set of original Karl Baisch Gullwing luggage is in place behind the seats, the optional Becker Mexico radio is present, and gauges and exterior lights function properly. The Gullwing proudly displays the California black license plate that it has worn since the mid-1960s and retains an appropriate license frame from Hollywood Mercedes-Benz, which operated for many years in the heart of Hollywood’s business district. Additionally, the car’s manual set contains service stamps from Hollywood Mercedes-Benz that date from as early as December 1956. This long-unseen Gullwing, with its 60 years of single family ownership in California, would make an ideal basis for a top-level restoration. Its original color of White (DB 50) is common to less than 1 1% of all Gullwings, and would be complemented perfectly by red leather hides, as this car had when new. Gooding & Company is privileged to have brought many of the most fascinating “lost” 300 SLs to market in recent years, and this newly discovered discovered heirloom is among the most significant of all. For an enthusiast who has been searching for the right Gullwing to acquire and restore, this remarkable example demands special consideration.
62 1965 Ferrari 330GT 2 + 2 7761 $400,000 $475,000 $412,500 €354,750 Mid Nero over Crema leather. via Franco-Britannic Autos in Grigio Fumo over Dark Rosso leather to Mr. Anthony, France (1), unknown, Bruce Dolin, NJ, USA ’80s, Jeffrey Barney, CA ’89, Steve Pomerantz ’05, Tom Shaughnessy ’13, vendor. Mr. Barney restored 07761 and, as an enthusiastic owner of the car, he showed it many times beginning in June 1995 at the Rosso Rodeo Concours in Beverly Hills, California. That August, it earned Second in Class at the Ferrari Club of America Vintage Concours in Carmel Valley, California. In 1996, the Ferrari scored First in Class at the Huntington Beach Concours d’Elegance, and that August it took the first of eight Platinum Awards earned through 2005 under FCA national-level scrutiny. In 1997, the exterior was refinished in black, and other awards included the Cavallino Magazine 100th Issue Award, and the GT 2+2 and Coppa Bella Macchina awards at the 2001 FCA Concorso Italiano. The consignor acquired the Ferrari later in 2013 and made the bold decision to improve the car’s performance, enlisting the experts at Intrepid Motorcars in Nevada. The original engine was comprehensively rebuilt, with an increase in displacement to approximately five liters. This process was completed with no expense spared, and included Carrillo rods, JE forged pistons, and a custom crankshaft, liners, and camshafts, among many other parts. The resulting power train has completely transformed the coupe, which now has performance equal to much more contemporary machinery. Additional work by Intrepid included the rebuild and crack-testing of the suspension and a freshening of the fuel and braking systems, among other items. The resulting invoices are impressive, totaling nearly $190,000 and are evidence of the consignor’s commitment to get the car just right. This outstanding 330 GT is in first-class condition throughout and certainly one of the finest examples in existence today. It is accompanied by books and a tool kit, rounding out its presentation. The offering of 07761 at Pebble Beach presents an exceptional and highly astute classic Ferrari purchase opportunity
63 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series WDDRJ7HA4EA011147 $450,000 $550,000 $412,500 €354,750 -8% Solarbeam Yellow over Black leather. A total of 132 cars were destined for the US market for the 2014 model year. The cars were available in nine colors, including the striking new shade of Solarbeam Yellow, of which only 30 were imported. The car presented here, chassis 147, is one such example. Showing less than 600 miles at the time of cataloguing, it’s undoubtedly one of the lowest original-mile SLS Black Series cars in existence. This SLS AMG was generously equipped with the optional 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen surround-sound system and forged AMG Black Series wheels. It is accompanied by its original books and important accessories and remains in impeccable condition throughout, a credit to its limited use in the hands of meticulous owners. Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear unabashedly once said of the SLS AMG that it was “the greatest car in the world.” In its single year of production and its greatest state of tune, the 2014 SLS AMG Black Series was a pinnacle for naturally aspirated Mercedes-Benz sports cars, and the example offered here represents a thrilling opportunity to acquire one of the great supercars in recent years. via RM Monterey ’16 $462k.
64 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe 111.026-12-002403 $120,000 $140,000 N/R $74,800 €64,328 -38% Tobacco Brown (DB 423) over Cognac leather. This excellent example comes from a discerning private collector, who acquired the car to partner with his superb 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet, which it matches in both exterior and interior color and is also offered at this auction. The earliest history of the coupe is largely unknown, although receipts from as early as 1977 suggest that the car has resided in Southern California for much of its existence. The previous owner, also a marque enthusiast with upward of 17 Mercedes-Benz cars in his stable, purchased the 3.5 Coupe around 2008, and had it refurbished with a new Cognac interior and paint in the original Tobacco Brown (DB 423). In 2015, he sent the car to a Mercedes-Benz expert in Southern California, Scott Melnick’s Automotive Engineering, for a thorough service. It was then noticed by the consignor, who acquired the car and garaged it next to his Tobacco Brown 3.5 Cabriolet. This 3.5 Coupe exhibits a lovely patina, the result of careful storage and maintenance over many years, and will delight the Mercedes-Benz collector in search of one of the marque’s most admired touring models.
65 1960 Chevrolet Corvette 283/270 Convertible 00867S109534 $125,000 $150,000 N/R $143,000 €122,980 Mid Ermine White and Silver over Black leather. via Bob Fisher/ Burt Chevrolet to Reverend C.T. Carcich, CO (1), Terry and Susan Volauka ’71 (2), Steve and Bobette McCallum ’87 (3), Edward N. Slater of Vail, Colorado ’91 (4), Kurt Steidley ’94 (5), restored in current form. Docs, Bloomington Gold® cert. etc. Worldwide Scottsdale ’18 Not Sold $120k.
101 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster 875830 $100,000 $125,000 N/R $129,250 €111,155 4% Carmen Red over Black leather and top. Series I E-Type Roadster was built in 1961 and features the highly desirable flat floors of early production cars. It was purchased early on by a Portland, Oregon, resident, who is a cousin of the consignor. A decade later, the Portland man used the Jaguar as collateral when receiving a loan from his uncle. After the uncle died in 1981, the car was eventually transferred to his daughter. She took this rare E-Type from Portland to her home in Seattle, where it was stored in her family’s single-car garage, with the intent to restore it someday. The Roadster remained there for more than 30 years until emerging recently. Repainted and fitted with a replacement bonnet at some point, this E-type remains in otherwise unrestored condition. Currently in non-running condition and last operated no later than 1987, the Roadster presents quite well for the length of time it was stored. Consigned directly from its long-term owner, this highly desirable Series I E-Type is the perfect candidate for a concours-level restoration. It is accompanied at auction by a spare wheel, jack, a JDHT Certificate, and a title from 1987. This Jaguar’s rarity, originality, and long-term ownership render it unique – and having slept for a generation, it is poised for reincarnation in the hands of a discriminating collector.
102 1937 Citroen 7C Traction Avant 95800 $35,000 $45,000 N/R $34,100 €29,326 -3% Red over Beige. A Traction Avant is a perfect choice in any collection with a focus on automobile history. Chassis 95800 is a restored example and an early survivor of this iconic model. This Citroën was purchased by the consignor in Europe and has since resided in his extensive collection of French automobiles.
103 1969 Ford Bronco Hunter HM9028S $180,000 $220,000 N/R $121,000 €104,060 -33% Red and White over Fawn. According to a copy of its Marti Report, this Bronco was built as a test vehicle and delivered to Ford Motor Company’s Research and Engineering Center in Michigan on August 29, 1968. It was uniquely outfitted with front and rear limited-slip differentials, large tires, a Bronco Sport package, and other special options. Shortly thereafter, it was sold to the legendary Ford-backed racing firm Holman & Moody and Bill Stroppe, whose Bronco race teams won numerous off-road events. Perhaps sold as a development vehicle, the transaction was part of Ford’s “Dollar Car” agreement, meaning the sale price was exactly $1. Renamed the Bronco Hunter, the original Ford VIN was removed and replaced with Holman & Moody serial number HM9028 S, the S likely denoting Stroppe, and the vehicle was given an orange paint finish that would not otherwise be seen until the 1971 introduction of Ford’s Baja Bronco. After being discovered in 2016, it has since undergone a stunning concours restoration spearheaded by Colin Comer, highlighting its unique Holman & Moody lineage and bringing a one-of-a-kind Bronco back to life in a bold and fastidiously detailed way.
104 1965 Porsche 911 301709 $250,000 $350,000 $385,000 €331,100 10% Signal Red over Black leathette. via Brumos Porsche to Dr. Harold L. Williamson, FL (1), Daytona 24 Hours ’67 #61 10th, SCCA Daytona ’67 Williamson/Drolson 3rd IC, Osceola 2 Hours ’68 Williamson 3rd, Daytona 24 Hours ’69 #47 Williamson/Drolson 8th, Sebring 12 Hours ’69 Williamson/Drolson 29th, Dave White ’69 (2?), vendor ’03 (3?) Williamson, an avid amateur racer, drove the 911 in various regional events before he was approached by George Drolsom, a Porsche factory representative and talented racing driver from Jacksonville, who, according to a recent conversation with a Gooding & Company specialist, persuaded him to campaign the 911 as a privateer effort at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona in the new two-liter touring class that was open to the standard 911, but not the uprated “S.” With preparation done by Drolsom, including an engine rebuild, a new exhaust, and a change of gearing, Williamson’s 911 won its class, placing 10th Overall – quite an achievement for what was practically a stock car with no factory support. Also at Daytona in 1967, the 911 was entered into the SCCA 12-hour event, finishing 3rd in the Touring Class. Then, chassis 301709 went on to the 1969 24 Hours of Daytona, taking 2nd in Class and 8th Overall; and the 1969 12 Hours of Sebring, placing 3rd in Class and 29th Overall. The 911 was subsequently sold to Dave White of Tampa, Florida, a mechanic and later a championship-winning race car driver who is believed to have kept the car for a significant period. Today, 301709 looks similar to how it appeared in period and retains its numbersmatching engine per its Kardex. The 911 also has bucket seats, welded-in roll cage, a center-fill gas tank, electronic ignition, and slightly flared quarter panels to accommodate wider American Racing wheels. While currently in running condition, 301709 has been on static display in the consignor’s collection and will require mechanical attention and servicing prior to any use. The 911 is a landmark car in Porsche’s history, and one of the definitive sports cars of all time. This early, short-wheelbase example boasts interesting competition history and is an opportunity not to be missed.
105 1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9 116.036.12.003902 $100,000 $130,000 N/R $156,750 €134,805 21% Astral Silver over Blue leather. This exceptional example was sold new in early 1978 to a gentleman near Chicago who maintained a large personal automotive stable. Dressed in Astral Silver Metallic over a Blue leather interior, the 6.9 would remain in his care until 2016 with less than 19,000 total miles recorded. Maintenance records indicate that the sedan was sequestered early in its life and has been driven less than 1,000 miles in the past 32 years. It has recently been treated to a thorough detailing and mechanical refurbishment. Accompanied by its manuals, warning triangle, factory fire extinguisher, tool roll, and what may be one of the last NOS sets of factory blue floor mats, this 6.9 is among the finest surviving examples and can assume a place of honor at any gathering of Mercedes-Benz cars.
106 2017 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso 70th Anniversary 231715 $500,000 $700,000 $522,500 €449,350 Mid Rosso, Blu and Bianco over Nero. The newly sculpted Lusso contradicts the “shooting brake coupe” designation with its handsomely tapered silhouette and aggressive stance. The flared and muscular wheel arches, lowered roofline, and sensual curves belie the wellappointed and roomy interior featuring large wraparound seats. The Lusso also benefits from Ferrari’s Human-Machine Interface, developed by the F1 team, which assures an ergonomically designed interior with improved noise insulation and a 10.25″ HD touchscreen with satellite navigation and 3D maps. Perhaps one of the most attractive features of the GTC4 Lusso is the newly patented 4-RMS (four-wheel drive, four-wheel steering) system, which facilitates extreme performance in any driving condition, including winding back roads, city stop-and-go, or snowy byways. Regardless of external factors, the V-12 engine can produce 681 hp, achieve a top speed of 208 mph and deliver you from a standstill to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds. This 2017 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso 70th Anniversary Edition blends the excellence of Ferrari’s avant-garde technology with the mythical nostalgia of the legendary 250 Testa Rossa. With only one owner, and displaying less than 70 miles from new, this is a unique opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind Ferrari supercar.
107 1934 Packard 1101 Convertible Sedan 376656 $180,000 $220,000 N/R $176,000 €151,360 -2% Dark Blue over Light Blue. This elegant Packard Eight was, according to details provided by the consignor, sold new to bandleader Paul Whiteman. After being passed among three owners in South Carolina, it was purchased in 1953 by James Nelson of Tryon, North Carolina, for $125. Mr. Nelson kept the Packard in his collection until his death in 1988, when it was acquired by the consignor. The consignor says the Packard was in solid original condition at the time of his purchase, and he quickly enlisted noted restorer Walt Johnsen in Washington state to perform a comprehensive frame-off restoration and bring it to concours standards. Soon after, this Packard won First in Class at the 1990 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, as well as a 100-point score at the CCCA Pacific Northwest Grand Classic the following year. This Packard Eight, which still shows extremely well almost 30 years after its splendid restoration, has been carefully maintained and driven on three CCCA Caravans. With its snug-fitting top and roll-up windows, the 1101 Convertible Sedan possesses the comfort of a closed car but can easily convert to a sporting, open-air tourer. Elegant styling, quality engineering, and reliability made Packards a pleasure to own and drive, and that still applies to this example today.
108 1964 Lamborghini 350GT Touring 0111 $600,000 $700,000 $627,000 €539,220 Mid Rosso Burgundy over Crema leather. Chassis 0111, offered here, was the 11th example of the 350 GT built at the Lamborghini factory at Sant’Agata Bolognese and one of just 13 produced in 1964. According to Lamborghini Polo Storico, the car was originally dispatched on December 12, 1964, to a private owner in Torino. Following a succession of owners throughout the world, the consignor acquired the 350 GT in early 2008.Presenting well today in a rich, burgundy finish, this 350 GT has seen limited use of late and has been maintained within the consignor’s private collection. Receipts on file document that the cylinder heads were extensively serviced in 2009, and that Coachtrim of Danbury, Connecticut, re-trimmed the interior with new leather, headliner, and Wilton wool carpets in 2013.
109 2005 Porsche 911/996 GT3 WP0AC29955S692132 $80,000 $100,000 N/R $112,750 €96,965 13% Midnight Blue Metallic over Natural Brown leather. The Porsche remains in well-preserved condition and has had recent service and cosmetic detail work done, in anticipation of the sale.Accompanied by a CARFAX Vehicle History Report and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this GT3 displays less than 9,200 miles on the odometer and is presented in exemplary condition. For the collector, the acquisition of this example offers the increasingly rare opportunity to purchase a low-mileage GT3 in a rare and desirable specification.
110 1954 Aston Martin DB Mark III AM300/3/1332 $350,000 $425,000 $396,000 €340,560 Mid Aston Martin Racing Green over Two tone Green. Unknown pre Charles Turner, GA ’80, Robert Clerk, FL ’82, Chassis 1332 was in need of some attention when purchased from Mr. Turner in 1982 by Robert Clerk of Deerfield Beach, Florida. Formerly a technical service manager for Aston Martin – and later president of Aston Martin Vintage Racing Services – Mr. Clerk was uniquely qualified to take on the Mk III’s restoration, which commenced in 1986. In addition to assistance from his son, Jon, Mr. Clerk retained Harry Tidmarsh to file-strip the aluminum body, which was then repainted in classic Aston Martin Racing Green by Dwayne Nosworthy of Westchester Classic Cars in Danbury, Connecticut. The interior was re-trimmed in two-tone green, while Victor Trockemko rebuilt the engine, gearbox, rear end, and other mechanical components, Mark Templeton, FL ’01, Roger Corea, NY ’02, vendor ’04, sent for freshening to the famed marque specialists at Steel Wings of Ivyland, Pennsylvania. Notably, Steel Wings is partly owned by Jon Clerk, who had helped with the earlier restoration. In August 2004, the Mk III was presented at the Aston Martin Owners Club Eastern Regional Meet at Lime Rock, Connecticut, and won a class award. Two months later, the car participated in the Forza Mille tour in New England, and in 2005, it ran in the California Mille. The consignor was amazed by the Mk III’s performance during these events, noting that the model provides ample trunk space and “is quite comfortable for long days of aggressive driving on mountain roads.” More recently treated to cosmetic measures by Classic European Restorations in Vista, California, as well as mechanical attention – including a rebuild of the cylinder head and brake master cylinder – by the esteemed Kevin Kay of Redding, California, this Mk III has continued to win class awards at Southern California concours. This is a most impressive example of an important Aston Martin model and it will be a fantastic addition to a discerning collector’s stable of high-quality sports cars.
111 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo 4291044 $140,000 $170,000 N/R $143,000 €122,980 Mid Polaris Silver over Black. This outstanding 2002 Turbo, finished in rare Polaris Silver, was delivered new in Switzerland. The 2002 was imported into the US by the consignor, a devoted and selective collector of European sports cars, in 2014. Carefully maintained throughout its life, this rare BMW presents brilliantly as an example of restoration when necessary with preservation of original components whenever possible. Driveability has been greatly enhanced with the installation of a proper dogleg five-speed gearbox. It has additionally been fitted with attractive factory 2002 Turbo alloy wheels; the original steel wheels and documentation of its Swiss provenance accompany the car. Exotic, rare, powerful, and sought after by BMW enthusiasts and collectors worldwide, this 2002 Turbo is an impressive example of German engineering and would be an excellent choice for vintage motoring events, club activities, or spirited driving on country roads.
112 1991 Ferrari F40 88083 $1,000,000 $1,200,000 $1,050,000 €906,110 Mid Rosso over Stoffa Vigogna cloth. Unnamed, Germany (1), later to Japan ’00s, US vendor ’16. This beautifully maintained F40 benefits from minimal use and long-term ownership, as well as some recent cosmetic detailing and mechanical freshening. Originally finished in the standard F40 factory colors of Rosso paint over an interior of Stoffa Vigogna (Vicuna Cloth), chassis 88083 was specified for Europe and retailed through Auto Neuser in Nuremberg, Germany. The car was officially delivered to the first owner in February 1991, and is believed to have passed to at least one more European owner by 2000. In 2001, the F40 was registered by a Japanese collector. In July 2014, he submitted the Ferrari for service at Rosso Scuderia, the official brand dealer in Tokyo, where it received a comprehensive service, including timing belts and fresh fluids. In late 2015, after owning the F40 for nearly 15 years, the owner sold the car to a Japanese export company; the car was serviced again in anticipation of a new home, at which point it displayed 15,562 km. After being imported into the US, the F40 went to Ferrari of Atlanta in February 2016 for evaluation and service. Mechanically, the car received new motor mounts, brake pads and rotors, and a new factory-stock muffler. Cosmetically, the dashboard was refurbished with correct new cloth, the windshield was replaced, and correct new Pirelli P Zero tires were mounted on the original Speedline wheels The Ferrari then passed to a performance-focused dealer in Pennsylvania, which commissioned additional work by Scuderia Performante in Malvern, Pennsylvania, including the tuning of the clutch and installation of a new fuel cell. The seats were reupholstered with proper materials from Re-Originals, and the interior was detailed to a high standard. The car was also certified by Ferrari Classiche with a Red Book that indicates all the original major components remain in place, including the matching-numbers twin-turbocharged V-8. After this refurbishment, the F40 was displayed at the Concours d’Elegance of America at the Inn at St. John’s and Concorso Italiano during summer 2016. In July 2016, while displaying 15,664 km, the Ferrari was sold to the consignor, a bicoastal collector who has kept the car in the Philadelphia area. He has dutifully maintained the F40 while using it very sparingly, ensuring that the car still presents very impressively. The odometer displayed less than 16,500 km at the time of cataloguing. In addition to the Ferrari Classiche Red Book, this F40 is documented with Japanese invoices and receipts from the more recent work conducted in the US. It is accompanied by a tool kit, manuals in the proper leather pouch, flat repair kit in pouch, and a fitted Ferrari car cover. Ideal for display at FCA events or spirited driving, this wonderfully maintained F40 is a highly authentic example that would make a scintillating addition to any collection.
113 1937 Cord 812S/C Custom Berline 10008B $120,000 $150,000 N/R $170,500 €146,630 14% Black over Dark Blue Broadcloth. Rarest among the Cord 810/812 body styles is the Custom Berline. Of 48 produced, just 21 were supercharged cars like the example presented here, offering a 50 hp increase. New for 1937, the Custom series addressed requests for a more formal offering, accomplished with a 7″ increase in wheelbase. Mindful of maintaining the proportions of the landmark Gordon Buehrig design, the Custom series examples were slightly taller, recognizable by the addition of an eighth louver in the grille. A limited number of Berlines came with a deluxe rear vanity, which included dual glove boxes, lighters and ashtrays, rear radio controls, and a windup glass division window. Wonderfully restored in formal black with a dark blue broadcloth interior, this car strikes an elegant yet sporty profile. Its mechanical prowess was demonstrated in 2007 during the 10-day, 1,600-mile Pebble Beach® Motoring Classic, capped by a showing at the Concours d’Elegance as part of a select group of cars in the featured Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg classes. In July 2017, it was awarded a first place in CCCA judging, scoring 99.5 points. The engine block in the car is a correct replacement, and the original block accompanies the car at auction. via RM Scottsdale ’07 $126k
114 1931 Duesenberg Model J Derham Convertible Berline 2506/J-488 $1,750,000 $2,000,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Black over Brown leather. 1 of 5 Derham Convertible Sedans. Duesenberg demonstrator, Alexander Tiers, CA ’34 (1), Harold Rosson (2), Bob Roberts ’38 (3), engine, supercharger and exhaust from J-208 fitted, James Talmadge ’46 (4), Wharton Bryan ’47 (5), Gerald Strohecker, OR ’47 (6), Charles Norris ’69 (7), Thomas E. Armstrong, WA ’77 (8). Shortly thereafter, the always-fastidious Mr. Armstrong embarked on researching the car’s history and validating its authenticity, learning that it carried the bell housing from J-208, the result of the engine switch made decades earlier. That car was found and a trade of bell housings was orchestrated, returning both Duesenbergs to their correct numerical configuration. Extensive correspondence and receipts document the car, including this correction, culminating in 1982 with Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Club Category 1 Certification no. D-006, indicating it as the sixth Duesenberg to complete the rigorous review for authenticity. In the 1980s, Mr. Armstrong sourced and installed a supercharger through his friend Tommy Crook, returning J-488 to its late-1930s specification. J-488 was enjoyed on numerous occasions, including a CCCA CARavan, three Duesenberg Tours, and the 1991 California Mille. Concours showings include the 1999 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, a 2008 CCCA First Place, and Best of Show at the 2013 Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance. In 2011, J-488 was one of just 16 automobiles selected by curator and historian Ken Gross for the Allure of the Automobile exhibit at the Portland Art Museum. Today the car is finished in gleaming black paint with a matching canvas convertible top, accented by red pinstriping. The rare eight-port manifold outwardly signifies the presence of the 320 hp supercharged engine. The interior is finished in brown leather, and rear-seat passengers are privy to the car’s performance capabilities via a speedometer and chronograph mounted in the rear division console. Accompanying the Duesenberg at auction is an extensive history file that includes numerous period pictures, volumes of correspondence with marque experts, and the ACD Club certification. Also included are an original eight-port exhaust manifold, and eight piston and rod assemblies removed during the engine rebuild. Typical of cars in the Armstrongs’ collection, J-488 remains in excellent condition and offers the rare combination of supercharged Model J exclusivity, original open coachwork, and unquestionable style. Just three owners have enjoyed this spectacular car over the last 70 years, presenting its next owner the opportunity to chart its next chapter on the road or show field.
115 1948 Lincoln Continental Convertible 8H175135 $60,000 $90,000 N/R $126,500 €108,790 41% Regal Blue over Dark Blue leather. Owners enjoyed an enviable combination of traditional styling, smooth 12-cylinder power, and modern convenience features including power windows and convertible top. Driving ease at high speeds was accomplished via a simple-to-engage Borg-Warner overdrive mechanism. This example, lovingly restored by previous owner Bill Jones, is finished in Lincoln’s stunning Regal Blue, complemented by a light tan canvas convertible top and an interior upholstered in dark blue leather. It carries CCCA senior badge no. 2425 by virtue of winning First Place at the club’s 50th annual meeting in 2002. Purchased by the consignor in 2003, this Lincoln is equipped with both a radio and heater, and is accompanied by extensive receipts from the past 15 years.
116 1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopo 1120182 $1,100,000 $1,500,000 $979,000 €841,940 -11% Bianco over Blu and Bianco Suede and Alcantara. 1 of 160 Periscopicas. Delivered in Nero over Nero leather to Mitsuo Sanami/ RAIKA Fashion Museum Collection, Japan (1), Isao Noritake ’82 (2), Yoshiaki Okada ’86 (3), Isao Noritake ’92 (4), restored in Italy in Bianco over Bianco and Blu Suede and Alcantara, $165k in receipts, vendor (5). In 2015, the Lamborghini was purchased by its current owner through Symbolic Motorcars, showing, as it does now, less than 550 km on its odometer. Appearing in stunning condition after its refurbishment by Lamborghini in the 1990s, the car has only minor paint blemishes on the lower rockers and valance panels and retains the plastic seat covers applied by Lamborghini. Apart from the updated finishes done by the factory, this amazing Countach appears unrestored and original, and while running, will require mechanical servicing and attention prior to any spirited road use due to years spent in static storage. Accompanied by an owner’s manual, along with sales and US import documents, this Countach also comes with factory build specifications recently acquired directly from Lamborghini Polo Storico verifying that it retains its matchingnumbers engine. This LP400 “Periscopica” presents an excellent opportunity for its next owner to enjoy it in its current state or to be returned to its original Nero/Nero livery, and should not be ignored.
117 1957 Ducati 125 GP DM540 $80,000 $100,000 N/R $93,500 €80,410 Mid Silver Motorbike. 1 of 50 examples. Ian Falloon’s exhaustive report on this motorcycle notes that it is known to have been ridden in Spain by Ricardo Fargas, the sales director of the Ducati subsidiary Mototrans and one of the leading Spanish Ducati riders of the 1960s. Fargas was noted for his endurance racing, winning the Montjuïc 24-hour race twice. According to Falloon’s report, “Apart from a few details as described in this report, the bike is very original and has been sympathetically restored.” The consignor, who owns one of the most significant Ducati collections in the US, purchased the motorcycle approximately 10 years ago from a collection in Germany and has kept it in static storage. He notes the engine stamping, which has been stamped over with “100002,” may have denoted this as one of two race bikes run by a single team. With its magnesium Amadori brakes, twin-cam engine, and 11,500 rpm redline, this is a truly exotic Grand Prix racer and would be a worthy addition to any collection.
118 1932 Alfa Romeo 6C1750GS Figoni Roadster 10814377 $1,800,000 $2,200,000 Not sold Not sold N/A White and black over brown leather. RHD. Unknown (possibly Pierre-Louis Dreyfus) pre Sté Tricotage de l’Ariège et Bonneterie de Garonne Réunis ’34 (1?), unknown, Yvonne Chassagne ’47, David L. Jayet ’48, H.B. Moore, FL, USA ’58, Bob Clark ’63, William S. Comer ’67, Gene Cesari, PA ’74, Sir John Venables-Llewelyn, Powys, UK ’97, unnamed ’14, via Gooding ’17 $1.6 mil. to vendor. Restored twice, by Chris Leydon in 70s and by Blakeney Motorsport in 2015. Excellent car with provenance. Simon Moore report and full docs.
119 1967 Ferrari 330GTC 10513 $600,000 $700,000 $522,500 €449,350 -13% Oro Kelso over Beige leather. via Romeo Pedini to unknown in Grigio Fumo over Beige leather, pre Vittorio Balestra ’68, via Viviano Corradini to unknown, Herbert L. Jackson, MA, USA ’74, Donald Millard Jr. ’74, repainted Oro Kelso, vendor. Today, the Ferrari presents in charming, unrestored condition, with an even, inviting patina throughout and beautifully preserved original leather upholstery. The well-kept overall condition appears consistent with the car’s relatively low mileage, with the odometer recording just over 52,000 km (32,375 miles) at the time of cataloguing. Most important, the original Ferrari data tags remain intact in the engine bay, and the engine pad is correctly stamped 10513 with corresponding internal no. 3064. Accompanying the car at auction are the original jack kit and a history report prepared by Marcel Massini.
120 2003 Aston Martin DB AR1 SCFAE62383K800037 $350,000 $450,000 N/R $275,000 €236,500 -21% Tungsten silver over light tan. 435bhp 5935cc V12. Six speed manual. US delivery. 800 miles. Excellent condition. via RM Scottsdale ’17 $379k.
121 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring 911 360 0574 $700,000 $800,000 $638,000 €550,570 -9% Bahia Red over Black leatherette. Delivery to Italy (1), unknown, later to Japan, via Symbolic Motors ’11 to US vendor. According to the authoritative work Carrera RS by Dr. Thomas Gruber and Dr. Georg Konradsheim, this lovely example is one of just 245 RS 2.7 examples delivered new to Italy and one of just 42 examples finished in the gorgeous color of Bahia Red. The Carrera RS book also records the car’s original equipment, including sport seats left and right that were upholstered in black leatherette with corduroy inserts, and a limited-slip differential. As chassis 574, this RS is relatively early in the second series of production. The second-series examples, very similar to the first series, retain the thin-gauge sheet metal and other lightweight features that were eschewed on the later third-series cars. After its time in Italy, this RS made its way to Japan, where it remained until it was imported by Symbolic Motorcars of La Jolla, by 2011, and sold to the consignor that same year. In current ownership, the Porsche received a bare-metal repaint in the correct single-stage Bahia Red paint. This work was condcucted by Custom Cars Unlimited, a Chicago-based firm that has prepared cars for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®. During this process the car was stripped and the craftsmen relayed to the consignor that the RS’ body was in excellent condition. The car has since remained well cared-for in the consignor’s esteemed Porsche collection, which includes other important Rennsport models housed in a climate-controlled facility. In his care, the Porsche has been maintained by Continental Ferrari, Napleton Westmont Porsche, Porsche of Monterey and Olsen Motorsports, which recently carried out a full engine-out service. The RS is accompanied by books, tools, and service records and is fitted with its matching-numbers engine per its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.
122 1972 Ferrari 365GTS/4 Michelotti Spider 14897 $500,000 $700,000 $572,000 €491,920 Mid Blu Metallizzato over Crema leather. Standard Giallo Senape over Nero leather Daytona Coupe, delivery via Luigi Chinetti ’72 to unnamed, USA (1), written off, returned to Chinetti ’72 (2), sent to Michelotti for rebuilding to a unique Chinetti design, displayed at the Torino Salon ’74, The cockpit of 14897 was redesigned to complement the striking, angular appearance of the exterior and incorporated the original Veglia Borletti gauges into the layout. As completed, the Ferrari was finished in an attractive color scheme of metallic pale blue over Arancione (orange) tinted leather upholstery, Alan Frank, PA ’75 (3), Symbolic Motors ’98 (4), Todd Morici, NJ ’00 (5), vendor ’00 (6). Under the current ownership, the Ferrari has been kept in predominantly static storage. It was recently sent to the experts at Motion Products, who inspected the car and returned it to running condition, though it will likely need additional mechanical attention before any road use. Spectacular.
123 1937 MG SA Charlesworth Tourer SA1407 $175,000 $225,000 N/R $165,000 €141,900 -6% Black over Burgundy leather. 1 of 18 examples. RHD. UK delivery, Unknown pre Pacific Auto Rental, CA, USA ’43, Alton Walker ’83, Barry Briskman, AZ ’89, vendor ’11. In 1989, shortly after leaving Mr. Walker’s garage, this Charlesworth Tourer was acquired by Barry Briskman, a noted MG authority and Pebble Beach judge. According to Mr. Briskman, it was a perfect candidate for a complete body-off, nut-and-bolt restoration. The restoration, conducted between 1990 and 1994, was performed to the highest standards, with great attention to detail and authenticity. The result appears to be an absolute textbook example of one of the great MGs. This Charlesworth Tourer is outfitted with its tools, weather equipment, and a top boot. In August 1994, this SA Tourer graced the lawn at Pebble Beach as part of a special assemblage of the world’s finest prewar coachbuilt MGs. It was awarded First in Class, a testament to the quality of the restoration. The MG went on to win First in Class at the Meadow Brook concours in Michigan and earn its CCCA Senior Premier badge (1847SP). The consignor, who has a prestigious private collection, purchased this MG in 2011 and has treated it to superb professional care and occasional exhibition. This marvelous SA Tourer has long been appreciated as an object of automotive art, and it also is reported to be a capable touring car. One of the rarest and finest classic MGs known, this historic and attractive Charlesworth Tourer warrants close inspection and sincere consideration. via Gooding Scottsdale ’11 $209k.
124 1966 Ferrari Dino Berlinetta GT 00106 $2,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,080,000 €2,648,800 3% Giallo Fly over Nero leather. Unique Tipo 539 chassis and Tipo 153B 2 litre V6. Displayed at the Torino Motor Show ’66, Tullio Lombardo (1), Charles Betz and Fred Peters, CA, USA ’68 (2), Harold Austin ’68 (3), Dr. Eli Mishuck ’69 (4), Carle C. Conway III, NY ’70 (5), David Cohen, Canada ’86 (6), Michael Sheehan, CA, USA ’93 (7), vendor ’93 (8). According to the research of historian Marcel Massini, Ferrari officially completed the Dino Berlinetta GT on December 1, 1966. For the past 25 years, this Ferrari has been a crown jewel in one of the most impressive private collections of postwar Italian sports cars ever assembled. While currently in running condition, and having just been serviced by the Ferrari specialists at Motion Products in Wisconsin, the Dino will need additional attention before road use. This exceptional car has been featured in countless books and articles on Ferrari, Pininfarina, and the Dino model, and yet remains just as mesmerizing today as it did upon its debut at the Torino Motor Show in November 1966. A one-of-a-kind Dino prototype, designed and built by Carrozzeria Pininfarina, one of the most successful and influential Italian coachbuilders, 00106 is a world-class automobile that possesses every special quality sought after by discerning collectors. Leading marque experts and historians have professed their admiration for this historically significant, landmark Ferrari prototype, which served as the template for one of the most revered production models in the company’s history.
125 1988 BMW M3 WBSAK0303J2195066 $160,000 $180,000 N/R $137,500 €118,250 -14% Diamond Black Metallic over Pearl Beige leather. On July 10, 1987, this superb BMW E30 M3 was delivered new to the BMW dealership in Danvers, Massachusetts, in Diamond Black Metallic paint with a Pearl Beige Leather interior. It was sold to Paul Silva of Marblehead, Massachusetts, the first and only owner until the consignor purchased it in 2017. Recently serviced and strikingly original, the M3 shows fewer than 9,400 miles on the odometer. Accompanied by a CARFAX Vehicle History Report, the original owner’s manual, spare keys, showroom brochure, maintenance book, and the factory window sticker from 1988, this outstanding example was recently serviced by BMW specialist European Auto Solutions of Waltham, Massachusetts. This ultra-low-mileage M3 is superbly situated to be enjoyed on the road or exhibited as an exceptional example of the highly regarded E30 M3.
126 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America B24S 1077 $1,500,000 $1,800,000 $1,870,000 €1,608,200 10% Nero over Marrone leather. Luigi Bosisio (1), Roberto Longhi ’56 (2), Santino Bertele ’56 (3), Federico De Gregorio ’58 (4), Gianni Savoia ’60 (5), Richard Citron, US ’83 (6), Jean Sage, France ’85 (7?), restored, Michael Theo Trosser, Germany ’98 (8?), Maria Yolanda Alonso Paez, Spain ’06 (9?), unnamed, FL, USA ’11 (10?), cosmetic restoration by CB Restoratiions, via Gooding Pebble ’14 to unnamed, NY ’14, unnamed vendor. In January 2014, this sensational Spider America was acquired by a discerning collector who immediately shipped it to the award-winning Paul Russell and Company in Massachusetts for inspection. Several aspects of the interior were addressed, with Russell’s renowned technicians meticulously crafting a potential show-winner. Sumptuous new leather in the color of Sierra Autumn was sourced, and the seats were entirely removed and reconditioned, including the proper refinishing of the seat frames and cushions. The same leather was used to reupholster the painted dashboard and door panels, resulting in a particularly striking color scheme. A correct radio and speaker were also installed. Paul Russell and Company thoroughly evaluated the brakes and suspension, replacing numerous bearings and seals, and rebuilding parts of the clutch and transaxle. The soft top was refitted with new fabric, and the undercarriage, engine bay, and exterior were detailed. Several road tests and rounds of tuning were then conducted to ensure optimal driving performance. Completed in June 2014, this work totaled more than $88,000, and invoices for the project are included in an extensive file of documentation that also features a FIVA card, a reproduction owner’s manual, and an ownership history penned in conjunction with Ferrari historian Antoine Prunet. The consignor, an esteemed collector of sports and racing cars, acquired the B24S in 2016. This outstanding Lancia is fitted with the rare high-performance Nardi kit, which is a highly desirable feature. Also accompanied by a matching Fontana hardtop in the identical shade of midnight blue used on the car’s exterior, this breathtaking Spider America offers its next caretaker the ultimate expression of 1950s Italian open motoring, and is a worthy peer to the day’s finest Ferrari Barchettas or Siata Spiders. With its early build date and mechanical fortitude, this outstanding B24S would be ideal for major vintage driving events and should be warmly welcomed at premium concours d’elegance.
127 2016 Porsche 911/991 GT3 RS WP0AF2A92GS192662 $175,000 $250,000 N/R $192,500 €165,550 Mid Ultraviolet over Black leather and Alcantara. seats upholstered in leather and Alcantara highlighted with silver stitching, this 991 GT3 RS is a virtual time capsule car, displaying just 53 miles at the time of cataloguing. Further adding to its allure are a number of desirable options, including LED headlights, carbon ceramic brakes, front-axle lift system, an extended range fuel tank, and aluminum pedals. Offered by way of a significant private collection, this one-owner GT3 RS shows fastidious care and comes complete with books, CARFAX Vehicle History Report, and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Presenting in pristine condition and equipped with many desirable options, this 991 GT3 RS merits serious consideration from even the most discerning enthusiast.
128 1959 Porsche 718RSK 718-024 $3,600,000 $4,100,000 $3,740,000 €3,216,400 Mid Silver Metallic over Cream. 1 of 34 examples. Engine #90216 fitted, Ed Hugus, PA, USA (1), Le Mans 24 Hour ’59 #37 Hugus/Erickson DNF, Don W. Ives, CO ’60 (2), SCCA Phoenix ’60 8th, Oklahoma ’60 #11 2nd, SCCA Continental Divide ’60 5th, 3rd and 5th, Ascarate Park ’60 1st IC, La Junta ’61 4th, Continental Divide ’61 1st, Pikes Peak ’62, Aspen ’63 4th, unknown, William B. Franklin, AZ ’78, restored, Don Orosco, CA ’87, Dr. Greg Johnson ’88, vendor ’94. As presented today, 718-024 is equipped with an unnumbered four-cam engine and transaxle no. 718-048, originally supplied in an RS60. As the RSK has been kept in static storage for many years, it will require inspection and mechanical recommissioning prior to being returned to use. The sale includes an inventoried collection of various spare components; a list with photographs of the contents is available. Widely regarded by Porsche enthusiasts as the most attractive of all the four-cam Spyder variants, the RSK is a magnificent vision of the ideal small-displacement sports racing car. Raced with success against much larger sports cars from Aston Martin, Ferrari, Jaguar, and Maserati, Porsche’s RSK was beloved by its drivers and feared by its rivals. Stunning.
129 1941 Chrysler Royal Town & Country Station Wagon 7716612 $325,000 $425,000 $319,000 €274,340 -2% Polo Green and wood over Brown leather. Unknown pre James Diamond, MI ’91, Jim Mangione, CA ’08, vendor ’11. Of the 996 Chrysler Town and Country Barrelbacks produced in 1941, very few are known to have stood the test of time, and this outstanding Polo Green example is one of just 24 known to the National Woodie Club to survive. The car was the subject of an eight-year body-off restoration, in which Robert Anzalone of Manchester, Michigan, expertly handled much of the mechanical and cosmetic renewal. Dave Henderson of Morro Bay, California, was entrusted with precisely recreating the Barrelback’s distinctive woodwork, and its tan leather interior was upholstered by the renowned Jim Roll of New Philadelphia, Ohio. Beginning in 1998, the Chrysler was actively and enthusiastically campaigned by its proud owner, Jim Diamond, earning numerous prestigious awards, including Best of Class and Best of Show, at some of the country’s most highly regarded events, such as the Meadow Brook and Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. In 2011, this Barrelback joined the consignor’s significant collection of American classics and hot rods, and has been unseen in a public setting for many years. Accompanied by a photo album that documents the extent of the eight-year restoration, this Barrelback is lavishly appointed with delightful Art Decoinspired detail, and desirably optioned with a proper roof-mounted luggage rack, radio, heater, clock, and factory-optional musical horns. Considered by many to be the most sought-after of all woodie wagons, the Chrysler Town and Country Barrelbacks of 1941 and 1942 represented a design triumph, and the few remaining examples are veritable showstoppers. With copious room for passengers, pets, luggage, and sporting goods, this Barrelback stands ready to carry its new owner on any number of thrilling exploits.
130 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Cabriolet 188.013.7500015 $750,000 $1,000,000 $750,000 €647,221 Mid Red over Red leather and top. Unknown delivery in White Gray (DB158) over Blue leather pre Craig McFarland, CA, USA ’85, Mr. Nakamura, Japan ’86, Alex Dearborn, MA, USA ’06, vendor ’06. Displaying a beautifully maintained restoration by a noted 300 Sc expert, this award-winning Mercedes-Benz is a particularly fetching example of the exclusive model and wears just the fourth cabriolet body built in 1957. According to its factory build record, chassis 7500015 was delivered on May 29, 1957, finished in White Gray (DB 158) and trimmed with blue leather upholstery and a matching soft top. Factory options included electric windshield washers and a Becker Le Mans radio with Reims short-wave adaptor and electric antenna. Specified for Europe, the car was equipped with the large, continental-style headlamp lenses and instruments in kilometers. This Mercedes-Benz was dispatched to a distributorship in Brussels, Belgium, reputedly earmarked for the Belgian royal family. At some point, the cabriolet was exported to the US, and by the early 1980s, it had come into the care of a resident of New York. Around 1985, the car was purchased by dealer Tom Kried on behalf of collector Craig McFarland of Carmel, California. Mr. McFarland commissioned the highly respected 300 Sc specialist Chuck Brahms to perform a full restoration, which included an engine rebuild as needed by Walter Quitt. Brahms optimally refurbished all running gear and related components, even going so far as to recondition an original four-piece set of Karl Baisch factory luggage. Cosmetically, the interior was re-trimmed by Jim Hook with Roser four-ounce leather and proper Wilton wool carpets, as well as a new six-layer padded top made from dark red Aresma fabric and Happich patterned headliner sourced from Germany. The burled wood interior trim was replaced as needed with proper veneers, and the exterior received a deep new finish in burgundy using Glasurit paint. Not long after the elegant restoration was completed in mid-1986, the 300 Sc was sold through broker John Masuda to a Japanese collector in Osaka and later transferred to his fashion company Raika. In 2005, the car was purchased and imported to the US by Symbolic Motorcars in La Jolla. The Cabriolet was then sold to Alex Dearborn of Topsfield, Massachusetts, an esteemed dealer specializing almost exclusively in premium vintage Mercedes-Benz motorcars. In 2006, Dearborn presented chassis 7500015 at the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, winning the Best Mercedes-Benz trophy, and the car also garnered a class win at the Newport Concours d’Elegance in Rhode Island. The consignor, a marque enthusiast based in Northern California, acquired the 300 Sc in November 2006. He entrusted a rebuild of the rear end to Jim Cosgrove, whose Massachusetts-based Oldtimer Restoration Center specializes in vintage Mercedes-Benz refurbishment. Cosgrove used new gears sourced from the factory in Germany. Since then, the car has been fastidiously maintained, including a May 2018 service and installation of new whitewall tires, and is reported by the consignor to be in excellent condition. He has driven the car very minimally over his 12-year ownership, with an odometer reading of 42,096 km at the time of cataloguing, reflecting less than 800 km accrued since his purchase. Accompanied by owner’s manuals and a tool kit, this 300 Sc is fitted with the factory luggage set by Karl Baisch that was so beautifully reconditioned by Chuck Brahms. The Cabriolet also retains its matching-numbers engine, as per the factory build record. As beautiful and rare as it is driveable and enjoyable, this hand-built postwar Mercedes-Benz flagship represents the epitome of the marque at a time when cost was no object.
131 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster 83051 $475,000 $550,000 $462,000 €397,320 -3% Signal Red and Black top over Black. via Hoffman Motors to unknown, USA, unknown pre James Noble, CA, USA ’65, Dr. Donn Fassero ’86, unnamed vendor ’06. Dr. Fassero displayed 83051 just once – at the prestigious Speedster 50th Anniversary event held at the Quail Lodge in Carmel, California, in June 2004. He then sold the car in 2006 to the current owner, a Los Angeles-based collector. Soon after acquiring the 356, the consignor entrusted the car to Bob Campbell of Auto Specialties in Santa Clarita, California, a respected marque specialist and long-serving 356 Registry board member. Tasked with improving the already excellent presentation, Mr. Campbell rebuilt the matching-numbers engine, restored the braking system, and sourced period-correct accessories, including a Glasspar-style hardtop, Marchal driving lights, aircraft seat belts, headlight grilles, and a wood-rim steering wheel. Beautifully presented in its original colors, this Porsche is restored down to the smallest details, from the canvas spare-tire strap to the proper “pickle fork” wiper arms. This car also retains its original matchingnumbers engine, as well as 1957 date-coded components including the fuel tank, KPZ wheels, and even hubcaps. Accompanying the car at auction are its tool kit, jack, manual, hardtop, soft top, side curtains, tonneau cover, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, and copy of the factory Kardex. A detailed history file, restoration and service invoices, period photos, and set of wide “driver” wheels are also included with the sale. Superb example.
132 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante 57-766 $2,800,000 $3,300,000 $2,805,000 €2,412,300 Mid Black over Brown leather. RHD. via W. Sorel to Nicholas Stamati Embiricos, UK (1), Gangloff Atalante coachwork fitted, Ray Murray, Blue Ridge Summit, PA, USA ’39 (2), displayed at the New York Worlds Fair, coachwork swapped with Atalante #57-733, via Inskip to Al Garthwaite ’47 (3), Bridgehampton Cup ’49 #51 DNF, Mt. Equinox ’50 8th, Dr. Samuel Scher, NY ’51 (4), Henry Albert Rudkin Jr., CT ’51 (5), Samuel J. Rivman, NY ’54 (6), John Wendell Straus ’55 (7), Dennis Nicotra, CT ’07 (8), Keith Anderson, NY ’08 (9), restored by Sergant Metal Works, Dr. Rick Workman, FL ’13 (10), vendor (11). In fact, only during restoration did the extraordinarily genuine character of this Bugatti become apparent. The engine, rear end, transmission, and front axle are the matching-numbers components fitted at the factory; additionally, a remarkable number of minor components are also stamped with the indexed sub-assembly no. 350. This number was found throughout the chassis, from the cam boxes and lower sump to the pressure plate and flywheel. Similarly, the aluminum Atalante coachwork and underlying wood substructure were found to be exceptionally original, with the body no. 32 stamped into the fenders, doors, floorboards, brackets, dashboard, and firewall. Grease-pencil markings that also read “32” were discovered in the rear toolbox area and on sections of the interior upholstery. Once the bodywork was prepared for paint, O’Donnell Classics finished the car in a striking black and blue livery carefully selected for its period-correct appearance. The cabin was meticulously restored using the well-preserved original features as a guide for authenticity. Mike Lemire of Richmond, Vermont, was responsible for upholstery and went to great lengths to match the distinctive grain and color of the original leather. With the engine completely disassembled and inspected, Gary Okoren and Sam Jepson performed a thorough rebuild utilizing the finest internal components available. As the engine work was being carried out, Sargent Metal Works restored the chassis and rebuilt the gearbox, rear end, suspension, and braking systems. During final assembly, every detail was addressed, from the proper etching on the window glass to the correct hand-scraped finishes in the engine bay. Outfitted with elegant “moustache” bumpers, Marchal headlamps, and Scintilla taillights, this Bugatti is simply brilliant in every respect. Upon its completion in 2011, the restored Atalante was shown once again at Pebble Beach, earning a class award, and has gone on to wide acclaim at numerous concours, being honored with several best of show awards. As a late-series Type 57C, this Bugatti offers brisk acceleration, accompanied by the distinctive mechanical pitch of a Roots-type supercharger. Its road manners are also said to be very responsive, thanks to the use of tubular shock absorbers and the large-diameter finned brakes. During its current ownership, the Atalante has been further refined under the continued care of Sargent Metal Works. Significantly, this car is accompanied by one of the very limited complete sets of Bugatti Type 57 road tools, including a handcrafted case, blueprints, as well as many original period tools including a jack, jack handle, grease gun, and tire pressure gauge. The creation of the tools has spanned several years, and, due to the quality, execution, and accuracy of the finished product, each of the sets earned the endorsement of the Bugatti factory. A work of art in its own right, the tool set and its hand-trimmed leather folios and cases must be seen to be fully appreciated. via RM Monterey ’08 Not sold, via Gooding Scottsdale ’13 $2.035 mil. & RM New York ’15 NS $2.2 mil.
133 2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica 144211 $700,000 $900,000 $913,000 €785,180 1% Rosso Corsa over Tan Daytona leather. The example offered here is rarer still with the inclusion of the optional Handling GTC package and six-speed manual gearbox. Of the 559 Superamericas produced worldwide, only 43 are believed to have been ordered with the traditional six-speed manual gearbox, making this a rare and desirable Ferrari indeed. The HGTC package included 19″ alloy BBS wheels with sport tires, composite ceramic Brembo brakes, red-painted brake calipers, improved engine intake tracts, a free-flow exhaust, and a sport-tuned suspension. The HGTC package transformed the spirited grand tourer into a legitimate track-ready car, evidenced by the sporting stance and stirring bark emanating from the special-tipped sport mufflers. Ferrari states that the HGTC package stiffens the spring rates by 35% in the front and 15% in the rear, while the rear sway bar is 73% stiffer. Adaptive suspension dampening of the proportional-valve shock absorbers is controlled by a switch in the cockpit, allowing “comfort” or “sport” settings for every road surface. Included with the car is a complement of factory-issued books, accessories, and items such as a car cover, top tonneau cover, battery charger, jack, tool kit, radio code card, tire inflator, spare belts, and fuses. Still in its plastic wrapper are the leather-bound owner’s manual, warranty information, and special Superamerica folio. The limited-edition Ferrari is also Ferrari Classiche certified and accompanied by its Red Book. Kept in a very exclusive collection of fine Ferraris, this example has enjoyed regular dealer maintenance and exercise. Stored in a private climate-controlled facility with a curatorial staff, the car impresses with its impeccable interior, exterior, and accessories, and presents as a pristine, time-warp 575 Superamerica. Resplendent in iconic Rosso Corsa livery with tan Daytona leather seats and carbon fiber trim and showing less than 2,600 miles, this well-optioned car must be among the most desirable Superamericas in existence, and it offers a chance to own a very rare and unique modern-day Ferrari. With the HGTC enhancements and the rare six-speed manual gearbox, this top-down Ferrari is a true driver’s car equally at home on the riviera or the racetrack.
134 1981 BMW M1 WBS59910004301421 $375,000 $450,000 N/R $467,500 €402,050 4% White over Black leather interior with white and black seat inserts, a stunning combination that highlights the purity of Giugiaro’s design. A late-production, German-delivery example, this M1 was imported into the US in 1984 via Bavarian Motors of Cincinnati, Ohio. A 1989 Bill of Sale from Isringhausen Imports of Springfield, Illinois, documents the M1’s sale to its current owner, a passionate enthusiast. The consignor registered the car with the BMW M1 Club and used it sparingly, servicing it at Berlinetta Motorcars of Huntington Station, New York. In November 1993, the consignor diligently had Berlinetta Motorcars prepare the M1 for static storage, then showing just 23,656 km, where it remained for the next 25 years. In June 2018, the BMW was awakened by renowned BMW specialist The Werk Shop, of Libertyville, Illinois, with selective work to the fuel system, brakes, clutch, and engine. After this gentle recommissioning, The Werk Shop was impressed with the way the car ran and drove, though, as with any automobile from long-term storage, further mechanical work will be required as the M1 continues to stretch its legs following its slumber. Sometime after 1993, the odometer stopped functioning, showing 23,667 km. Today, the M1 remains in highly original, unrestored condition. The consignor confirms that no paintwork was ever performed in his ownership, and the M1’s cosmetics display the inviting and charismatic light patina of an unrestored car. The interior remains very well preserved, still fitted with the Alpine head unit and Blaupunkt speakers present upon the consignor’s purchase in 1989. Numerous factory BMW and German-language stickers remain, as does its date-stamped original manual, tool roll, and records, as well as inspection markings on the coil springs and gearbox. Offered after nearly 30 years of single ownership, this M1 stands out for its conscientious and original presentation. With very few unrestored cars available, it is fantastic to see an example such as this, with such genuine character, preserved and left untouched. Offered without reserve, this is an appealing M1 worthy of close inspection.
135 1955 Maserati A6GS/53 Frua Spider 2110 $5,500,000 $6,500,000 $5,170,000 €4,446,200 -6% Nero over Nero. 1 of 3 fitted with Frua coachwork, via Guglielmo Dei in Giallo Banana and Nero to Enrico Alesina (1), unknown, Dott. Roberto Zoppoli ’59 (2?), via Viviano Corradini and Crenshaw Motors to Jack D. Eubank, CA, USA ’60 (3?), Cal Davis, MI ’71 (4?), via John Dalamater to Alan Powell, IN ’74 (5?), Ken Hutchison, IL ’77 (6?), Bill Jacobs ’86 (7?), Robert M. Rubin, NY ’87 (8?), restored by Leydon Restorations, unnamed ’02 (9?). Since that time, 2110 has been the centerpiece of the consignor’s exceptional collection and has been selectively displayed. In 2010, the Frua Spider was shown at the exclusive Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, where it was awarded Best in Class and the prestigious Coppa d’Oro – best of show by public referendum. Since its impressive outing at Villa d’Este, 2110 has not been publicly displayed. Rather, it has been maintained in superb condition, carefully looked after by the consignor’s in-house mechanic. Not only does this Maserati appear to be a candidate for top honors at the best international concours (including Pebble Beach, where it was last shown in 1964), this rare coachbuilt A6GCS/53 would be a brilliant choice for rallies such as the Mille Miglia and the Colorado Grand. While in the care of the current owner, 2110 has been meticulously researched by respected Maserati historian Adolfo Orsi Jr. Included in the car’s impressive file are copies of the Maserati build sheets, correspondence, period photographs, restoration photos, articles, and other important documents. Chassis 2110 is equipped with a high-performance twin-cam engine, numbered 2050, that features a dry sump lubrication system, gear-driven camshafts, and combination magneto/coil ignition system.
136 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Convertible 111.027-12-001545 $250,000 $325,000 $286,000 €245,960 Mid Tobacco Brown (DB 423) over Cognac upholstery – the same color combination as the 280 SE 3.5 that was featured in the Mercedes-Benz marketing brochure. According to the consignor, an early owner was Jeff Barry, writer of hit pop songs such as “Chapel of Love” and “Leader of the Pack.” In 1993, the 280 SE was acquired by Scott Melnick of Automotive Engineering of Calabasas, California, a renowned Mercedes-Benz specialist. Melnick commenced a show-quality restoration addressing both the cosmetic and mechanical aspects of the car. The newly restored Cabriolet was later sold to a Beverly Hills lawyer, who enjoyed the car until 2013 when he entrusted Automotive Engineering with the sale of the vehicle. It was then acquired by the consignor – a discerning Mercedes-Benz collector who had been doggedly searching for a high-quality 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet in Southern California. This example has remained in his collection since 2013 and been driven about 100 miles a year to keep it in good running condition.
137 2011 Ferrari F599SA Aperta 181885 $1,300,000 $1,600,000 $1,072,500 €922,350 -17% Grigio Titanio over Nero leather. via Ferrari San Francisco to David Lifkin, CA, USA (1), unnamed vendor ’12 (2). Finished in simply spectacular Grigio Titanio (Gray Metallic) over Nero leather with red stitching, and thought by a previousowner to be the only one in this color combination, this example seemingly was endowed with every available factory extra. The interior features full power and heated carbon fiber sports seats, further use of polished carbon fiber on much of the inside trim, Bose audio, front and rear parking sensors, and a navigation system. On the outside, this car is set apart by Scuderia Ferrari cloisonné fender shields, carbon ceramic brakes with red calipers, and five-spoke alloy wheels finished in titanium. Additionally, a carbon fiber roof panel – a $50,000 option when new – was specified. Illustrating extra care, the entire front end, including bumper, fenders, and mirrors, were wrapped in a protective clear bra before it left the selling dealer. Presenting in stunning condition with just 2,524 miles showing at the time of cataloguing, this SA Aperta is certified by Ferrari Classiche and is accompanied by a CARFAX Vehicle History Report. The current owner, a fastidious collector, has had service and detailing work recently performed in order to bring the car to an even higher level. With impeccable credentials, and retaining its original delivery accessories including books, tool kit, covers, as well as the Classiche Red Book, this is an opportunity to purchase a modern-day and extremely exclusive Ferrari.
138 1994 Porsche RUF BTR2 W09CB0362SPR06009 $700,000 $900,000 $660,000 €567,600 -6% “Blood Orange over Black leather. Rainer Hämmer, Germany ’96 (1), unnamed vendor (2). The BTR2 presented here is RUF’s original prototype and the first of just three examples built by the factory. According to the accompanying RUF Zertifikat, this BTR2 was the only example built to lightweight specifications, which included aluminum door panels as well as the deletion of air-conditioning and power steering. These features kept the car’s weight to just 1,320 kg (2,910 pounds).
Originally finished in vibrant Blutorange (Blood Orange) with black upholstery, this BTR2 was retained by RUF and served various testing, marketing, and press functions. In addition to appearing in a factory brochure, this car was featured on the cover of the June 1996 issue of Rallye Racing Autosport-Magazin in an article titled “Orange mit Schuss.” In 1996, this BTR2 was sold to its first private owner, Rainer Hämmer of Ober-Ramstadt, Germany. He retained the car for two decades, during which time it was regularly serviced by RUF. The current owner, an American collector with a passion for the finest Porsche and RUF sports cars, acquired the BTR2 from its original owner and had RUF carry out an extensive service before importing the car into the US. During this process, the suspension was rebuilt, new tires were installed, and the speedometer was changed to a US-specification unit, with the original 17,769 km reading converted to 11,041 miles. Since arriving in the US, the BTR2 has been carefully prepared and detailed to show quality. The consignor states that the RUF presents today in highly original condition throughout and notes that it was built to comply with US specifications, making it accessible to American enthusiasts. The BTR2 is offered with its original books and tools, as well as a file containing the RUF Certificate of Origin, original German Fahrzeugbrief, service records, and RUF Zertifikat. ”
139 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Ascot Tourer S203KP $650,000 $850,000 $660,000 €567,600 Mid Submarine Grey over Grey leather. R.E. Field, OH, USA (1), Brewster coachwork #7166 fitted, T.A. Norton, NY ’47 (2), Stephen E. Ryan Jr. ’49 (3), Charles H. Fowler, NB ’52 (4), James R. Matthews ’56 (5), John C. Coval, NJ ’70 (6), Hans Lüscher, Switzerland ’90 (7), unnamed, Greece ’02 (8), vendor ’13 (9), restored by McDonald Vintage Restoration. Including 20″ wheels, an aluminum cylinder head, and thermostatically controlled grille shutters. Cosmetically, these cars were distinguished from earlier examples by subtle detail changes such as conical headlamps with matching side lamps mounted on the front fenders, and twin flat bumper bars, rather than the dated tubular bumper. The result was a more modern-looking conveyance without alteration to the perfectly proportioned Brewster design. The current owner acquired the car in 2013 and immediately commissioned Jeff McDonald of McDonald Vintage Restoration in Canby, Oregon, to perform a thorough restoration. Extensive research revealed the car’s original paint color, and, striving for authenticity, McDonald’s team returned the Ascot Tourer to a subtle green gray tone known as Submarine Gray. Likewise, the leather upholstery was finished in a matching tone, also as originally configured. A tan canvas top and blackwall tires complete the presentation of understated elegance. The stainless-steel wire wheels – a rare feature specified by the original owner – complement a distinctive Ascot styling detail: the polished aluminum beltline molding that runs along the body, emphasizing the length of the car. Following a 2 1/2-year restoration, with receipts in excess of $400,000, the Ascot made its debut at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®. First, it participated in the 70-mile Tour d’Elegance® without issue, and it then made its way to the show field, where it was honored with a Second in Class award as well as the prestigious Lucius Beebe Trophy. 1 of 17 examples.
140 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster 198.042.10.003254 $1,800,000 $2,200,000 $2,530,000 €2,175,800 15% White (DB50) over Red leather. via Max Hoffman to Mark and Mercedes Pollack, NC, USA (1), Ann Hallowell, CT ’77 (2), vendor ’97 (3). This striking and modestly used 300 SL is one of six examples built in February 1963. It is the fifth-from-last car assembled, and the latest-built car sold new to the American market. It has been preserved by a well-documented chain of three devoted caretakers, resulting in one of the most important and desirable Roadsters to be offered in many years. According to factory data sourced by the consignor, chassis 3254 was completed on February 4, 1963, finished in White (DB 50) and trimmed with red leather.To a great degree, the story of this Roadster is that of its first owner, Mercedes Pollack. Born in Cuba as Mercedes de la Torre y Alcoz, Mrs. Pollack was a Cuban national with ties to the old landed class of the island nation. She married Mark Pollack, the second son of a wealthy American who was one of the largest exporters of Cuban tobacco. After receiving the car in August 1963, they returned it to the factory for full implementation of options. It subsequently was equipped with chrome sport wheels, dual side mirrors, a Becker Grand Prix radio with Hirschmann antenna, a spotlight, factory competition seat belts, and a set of Hepco luggage. The factory fitted the trunk lid with a unique luggage rack that was paired with a piece of Karl Baisch luggage from a Gullwing. The headlamps were converted to US specifications, and the car is believed to be the only European-specified 300 SL example sold through the marque’s continental dealership network that was officially converted in this manner. When the work was completed, the Pollacks used their new Roadster to tour Europe for six months. They returned to the US by ocean liner in 1964, and La Paloma Blanca was shipped with them. The Roadster was driven steadily for two years and accrued approximately 16,000 km by 1966, when Mr. Pollack’s deteriorating vision led to the car being stored indefinitely. In 1977, the well-known dealer Ed Jurist of Nyack, New York, brokered a sale of 3254 from Mrs. Pollack to Ann Hallowell, a vintage firearms dealer residing in Greenwich, Connecticut. Well versed in collector concepts and the care of aged mechanical objects, Mrs. Hallowell and her husband fastidiously maintained the beautiful 300 SL for the next 20 years, accruing just 2,500 km during that time. In 1997, Mrs. Hallowell sold the Roadster to the consignor, a longtime 300 SL connoisseur from Maryland. Two years later he entrusted the car to the highly regarded experts at Paul Russell and Company, a recognized authority in the care of vintage Mercedes-Benz sports cars. A number of minor measures were undertaken for optimal presentation, including the reinstallation of Europeanstyle headlamps, a correct repositioning of the side mirrors, and, as a result of minor damage, a high-quality exterior refinish in proper White (DB 50) paint. The owner also took considerable strides in bolstering the car’s history, including contacting original owner Mercedes Pollack and receiving from her a letter accompanied by several period photographs. She also sold the owner the original luggage rack, which was then reinstalled per the original delivery configuration. More recently, the Roadster has benefited from a 2015 rebuild of its original alloy engine, and the fitting for select events of the original Continental whitewall tires (one of two sets known to exist in the US). Documented with a virtual treasure trove of items including 3254’s purchase order, delivery note, period photographs, factory documents, and service records, this significant 300 SL Roadster is accompanied by a factory hardtop, three pieces of factory luggage, a second set of date-coded wheels, owner’s manuals, tool kit, and jack. It retains its factory-appointed interior, as well as exceptionally rare items such as Alfred Baisch seat belts, and Bullock-Rudge knock-off hubcaps, one of very few sets known to exist. This highly revered and impressively original Mercedes-Benz displayed just 57,424 km (35,681 miles) at the time of cataloguing and offers a unique opportunity to acquire the most developed expression of the celebrated 300 SL Roadster.
141 1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Saloon LSKP21 $75,000 $95,000 N/R $93,500 €80,410 Mid Dark Grey over Red leather. The final and most desirable of the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud series, the III, appeared in 1962. Designed with a more gently sloping hood, dual headlamps, lower front fenders and radiator shell, the III featured a re-tuned, more powerful V-8 engine. The example on offer was delivered on May 5, 1965, under special order to its first owner in New York City. Its remarkable condition, including its brilliant original Scarlet Connolly hide interior, attests to LSKP21 having been impeccably kept by thoughtful owners. Original special-order features include a rare factory-installed air-conditioning system, power windows and antenna, and special “Sundym” glass. Original tools, maintenance books, leather-bound owner’s manuals, and sales and extensive service records accompany the car. The upper portion of the Silver Cloud’s coachwork was refinished by a Rolls-Royce specialist in gleaming era-correct dark gray, and wisely, its exquisite original scarlet red leather interior and rich walnut cabinetry were retained, being in beautiful condition throughout. Carefully and assiduously maintained to exacting Rolls-Royce standards, this Silver Cloud offers what every Rolls-Royce enthusiast desires: a spot-on example, benefiting from fastidious care. The Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III series cars, like LSKP21, remain a favorite for their elegant design and luxurious appointments. Whether in motion, or displayed on the concours field, this example offers timeless design, superior quality, and enduring value.nal and most desirable of the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud series, the III, appeared in 1962. Designed with a more gently sloping hood, dual headlamps, lower front fenders and radiator shell, the III featured a re-tuned, more powerful V-8 engine. The example on offer was delivered on May 5, 1965, under special order to its first owner in New York City. Its remarkable condition, including its brilliant original Scarlet Connolly hide interior, attests to LSKP21 having been impeccably kept by thoughtful owners. Original special-order features include a rare factory-installed air-conditioning system, power windows and antenna, and special “Sundym” glass. Original tools, maintenance books, leather-bound owner’s manuals, and sales and extensive service records accompany the car. via Gooding Pebble ’09 $93k
142 1966 Ford GT40 P/1057 $3,500,000 $4,000,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Red over Black. via Shelby American in Warwick Green, engine SGT/18 fitted, 1 of 20 retained for demonstration, Noller Motors, KS ’67 (1), Nick Nero, MO ’67 (2), William Vernon Shields, CA ’68 (3), Nick Nero, MO ’70 (4), Ron Stafford ’71 (5), crashed, David Jungerman ’72 (6), stored, Robert Ash, GA ’84 (7), restored, Greg Whitten, WA ’92 (8), via RM Monterey ’16 $2.9 mil. to vendor (9). Every effort was made to retain original components, and 1057 remains one of very few examples to retain such details as correct valve covers, Weber carburetors, exhaust system, oil/water/fuel hoses and clamps, comfort weave seat upholstery, Wilton carpeting, spare tire, hand-stamped body identification tags, GKN British bolts, and color-coded coil-spring markings. When finished, Mr. Ash showed the GT40 to great acclaim at numerous events, including the SAAC-11 meet in Dearborn, Michigan, where 1057 earned First in Class, and the GT40 25th Anniversary Reunion at Watkins Glen, New York. In 2016, the GT40 was sold to the consignor, who has a stable of incredible exotic machinery on the East Coast. He has enjoyed exercising 1057 on winding country roads at speed. The car has since benefited from the addition of extremely scarce factory aluminum “luggage” boxes that were sourced from the car’s restorer, Mr. Ash. These are said by Mr. Ash to be the only set he knows of in existence. Also included with the car is an ultra-scarce original copy of the Ford High Performance Dealers’ Handbook, sourced by the consignor, which includes specs and photographs of the GT40 and was used by dealers to provide information to prospective purchasers of these rare machines. The previously applied side stripes and “FORD GT” graphics were removed to more accurately reflect the appearance of the road cars when new. These desirable items only bolster what is already an impressively presented GT40 Mk I.
143 1927 Minerva AF Le Baron Sports Sedan 56522 $350,000 $400,000 $363,000 €312,180 Mid Deep Green and Black over Brown leather. Unknown pre Drew Lewis, PA, USA ’98, class winner at Pebble Beach ’00, vendor ’09. This Minerva Sport Sedan, with its deeply V-shaped windshield and dramatic blind rear quarter – one of just two in this body style – is likely the car that was pictured on display at the New York Auto Salon at the Hotel Commodore in 1926. It also made an appearance in the 1937 film A Damsel in Distress, starring Fred Astaire. By the 1990s, this Minerva sat disassembled in the Pacific Northwest, where an owner named Mr. Radford had planned to restore it. Following the passing of Mr. Radford, the car was acquired by Drew Lewis, a noted antique and classic enthusiast and a former US secretary of transportation. Mr. Lewis entrusted the car to leading Minerva authority Steve Babinsky of Lebanon, New Jersey, for a complete restoration to show standards. After completing the Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance®, the Minerva made its concours debut in 2000, earning a class award at Pebble Beach and achieving a Senior Grand National Award with the AACA. Finished in a deep green with long-swept fenders in black, the beautifully proportioned LeBaron coachwork features a low top with a high beltline, dramatically minimizing the height of the windows, and is perfectly accented by correct Willocq-Bottin Supralux headlamps and aluminum wheel covers. The divided interior is finished in light cognac leather with matching carpets and headliner, and the spacious rear compartment features two occasional jump seats. Jaeger gauges are mounted within a deep-set polished aluminum dash, and the individual windscreen panels tilt open for ventilation. In 2009, the AF-Series Minerva joined the consignor’s respected California collection, and it has since been displayed in a museum setting while being treated to expert care. Today, the surviving Minervas stand as a testament to the Belgian firm’s quality and the ingenious design of its sleeve-valve engine. This outstanding example will surely impress its next fortunate owner.
144 1973 Porsche 911E 2.4 Targa 911 321 0526 $150,000 $200,000 N/R $148,500 €127,710 -1% Signal Yellow over Black and houndstooth. The example on offer was delivered new to Continental Porsche of Tucson, Arizona, and spent much of its life in California. According to factory records, this E Targa came well equipped with tinted glass, Koni shock absorbers, front and rear stabilizer bars, and ATS alloy wheels. Optional driving lights were installed by the dealership. In 2012, marque specialist California Porsche Restoration in Fallbrook, California, treated this 911 Targa to a thorough nut-and-bolt restoration. The comprehensive restoration totaled over $134,000 in receipts and included a bare-metal refinish in the original Signal Yellow. The interior was equipped with desirable sport seats, trimmed with period-correct houndstooth inserts, and both motor and transaxle were removed from the car with any needed parts either reconditioned or replaced with factory-correct components. Accompanied by handbooks, tool roll, jack, spare tire, keys, registration records and service receipts, and a CD of restoration photographs, this impeccable 2.4-liter E Targa has the thorough documentation to make it a truly outstanding example of an early air-cooled Porsche 911.
145 1950 Ferrari 166MM/195S Touring Le Mans Berlinetta 0060M $6,500,000 $7,500,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Blu over Nero leather. RHD. Touring Berlinetta coachwork (#3461) fitted, Scuderia Ferrari, IV Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti ’50 #142 Cornacchia 3rd, Giro delle Calabria ’50 Serafini/Salani 1st, via Chinetti, displayed at the Salon de Paris, Briggs Cunningham, CT, USA (1), retrned to Ferrari and upgraded to 195S spec with a 2.3 litre V12, Sam Collier Memorial Sebring Grand Prix of Endurance Six Hours ’50 #17 Chinetti 7th, Sports Car Grand Prix of Buenos Aires ’51 #6 Kimberly 7th, Mecox Trophy at Bridgehampton ’51 #56 2nd, Watkins Glen Grand Prix Seneca Cup ’51 #98 Fitch 2nd, Peter and Robert Yung, NY ’52 (2), Bridgehampton ’62 #19 Wallace 8th, Henry N. Manney III, CA ’52 (3), John Fox ’52 (4), San Diego Cup at Torrey Pines ’52 #36 Fox DNF, Louie Ganz ’53 (5), George Metzger ’53 (6), Henry N. Manney III ’55 (7), John Cannon ’56 (8), Russell Martin ’62 (9), Gerald D. Wilburn ’65 (10), Lawrence A. Knaack, IL ’65 (11), John Hajduk ’76 (12), Donald Dethlefsen ’77 (13), Peter Agg, UK ’78 (14), via Coys to Peter Briggs, Australia ’81 (15), Symbolic Motor Company, CA, USA ’98 (16), Bruce Lustman, CO ’99 (17), William Jacobs, IL ’06 (18), unnamed ’08 (19), vendor (20). Eager to return 0060 M to its original splendor, Mr. Lustman commissioned Mike Dopudja of MPH in Englewood, Colorado, to perform a complete, show-quality restoration. Restored over a two-year period, the Ferrari made an impressive debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® in August 2001, where it captured a Second in Class award. Over the past decade, the Ferrari has been a fixture in two prominent US collections and has made very few public outings. Faithfully presented today in its original Sebring livery, 0060 M is an absolute jewel of a sports car. The important stamped components – chassis, engine, gearbox, and rear end – all correspond to the factory build sheets. Most recently, it has been serviced and cared for by Paul Russell and Company, a firm internationally renowned for its accurate, high-quality restoration work. via Gooding Scottsdale ’16 $6.49 mil.
146 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale 211863 $375,000 $450,000 $385,000 €331,100 Mid Grigio Scuro Opaco and Matte Black over Nera Alcantara. This menacing-looking 458 Speciale is finished in unique special order Grigio Scuro Opaco with a matte black roof over a Nera Alcantara interior. Delivered new by Ferrari of Silicon Valley in Redwood City, California, in July 2015, this car was lavishly specified with over $117,063 of extra-cost options, including a slew of interior and exterior pieces rendered in carbon fiber and Alcantara, 20″ forged dark painted wheels, carbon fiber racing seats, radio-navigation system, parking sensors and camera, racetrack telemetry kit, and titanium exhaust pipes, with its original window sticker displaying a total suggested retail price of $412,557. The limited-production Speciale is the last naturally aspirated V-8 road car to roll out of Maranello and the ultimate iteration of the 458 platform. Accompanied by its original owner’s manuals, tools, keys, battery tender, covers, matching scale model and transferable seven-year maintenance package, this example displayed 101 miles on its odometer at the time of cataloguing and was serviced by its selling dealer in January 2018. Presenting impeccably throughout, this spectacular 458 Speciale would leave its new owner wanting for nothing.
147 1930 Packard 734 Speedster Phaeton 184-065 $1,000,000 $1,400,000 $1,127,500 €969,650 Mid Bare Metal over Black leather. via Hubbard Woods Packard to unnamed (1), Unknown pre D. Cameron Peck, IL ’47, Wally Marsh, OH ’52, Dr. Charles W. Marsh, TX ’58, completely restored, Patrick Ferchill ’60, Knox Kershaw, AL ’96, restored by D&D Classic Automobile Restoration in Covington, Ohio. Throughout the process, factory photos were used to guide details, and experts, including Clay Cook Enterprises, were called in for specialty work. Restored from the ground up, the Speedster Phaeton was finished in an elegant two-tone gray color scheme with contrasting dark blue leather upholstery. Faithful to Packard’s original concept for the model, the Phaeton has not been over-accessorized, sporting neither driving nor cowl lights, and is simply outfitted with a polished radiator stone guard and a Goddess of Speed mascot. The beautifully restored 734 Speedster Phaeton made its exhibition debut at the 2001 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, where it earned Third in Class. An award for First in Class at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance followed, then a First Prize in CCCA competition, achieving a perfect 100-point score. vendor ’12. In 1958, Dr. Charles W. Marsh of Longview, Texas, purchased the 734 Speedster; less than a year later, he sold it to Patrick Ferchill of Fort Worth, Texas. Throughout the 1960s, Mr. Ferchill enjoyed the outstanding qualities of his rare, high-performance Packard and participated in several classic car tours. Finally, in 1996, after nearly a decade of negotiating, Mr. Ferchill sold his prized 734 in largely preserved, unrestored condition to longtime acquaintance Knox Kershaw, a lifelong collector of important Classics. After some initial restoration work was undertaken in Mr. Kershaw’s shop, the Packard’s comprehensive restoration was entrusted to In 2012, the 734 was acquired by the consignor to include it in his stable of other notable exotic machinery. During his tenure with the high-performance Packard, the current owner has taken the 734 Speedster on an 800-mile tour in the high elevation around Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and he has kept it in an optimal state of tune. Supporting the unique history and provenance of this special Packard is a comprehensive history file that includes extensive restoration documents, various correspondence, and copies of period literature. 1 of 30 examples. Outstanding.
148 1975 Citroen CX2200 00MC6789 $50,000 $70,000 N/R $55,000 €47,300 Mid Light Metallic Blue over Royal Blue. By 1979, the CX 2000 line – including the 2.2-liter CX 2200 – was replaced by the Reflex and Athena models which were created by Peugeot, Renault, and Volvo. Today, a CX 2200 has become quite rare and is seldom seen in the US. This superb example, finished in an attractive light metallic blue, is correct in all period details and is highly collectible. Offered from a significant collection of French cars, this avant-garde Citroën is worthy of closer inspection.
149 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C2500SS Pininfarina Cabriolet 915*770 $800,000 $1,000,000 $825,000 €709,500 Mid Blu Metallizzato over Rosso leather. RHD. Alberto B. Segal (1), Robert Frisbie and Roy Nunnally, CA, USA ’59 (2), dismantled for a planned restoration, unknown, vendor ’11, restored ’14. On April 22, 1949, Alberto B. Segal, of Pescara, Italy, placed a special order for this 6C 2500 Super Sport Cabriolet, specifying the unique and exquisite color combination of light metallic blue paint accented by a textured red leather interior. The car was further optioned with a multi-band radio and fitted heavy tool kit. Taking delivery in November 1949, Mr. Segal drove his Alfa Romeo for nearly a decade in Italy before deciding in 1959 to embark on an extended holiday in Los Angeles. Mr. Segal imported the car and subsequently used it for his personal enjoyment. Partners Roy Nunnally and Robert Frisbie acquired the car just a few months later. According to an anecdote that has been passed along with the car, they pursued Mr. Segal while he was driving the car through Los Angeles to do so. In the late ’60s, the Alfa Romeo was partially disassembled for restoration, and changed hands while remaining a project car. As time passed, this Super Sport Cabriolet remained complete but unrestored until the current owner’s purchase in 2011. A comprehensive and detailed restoration began in 2014, as the 6C 2500 engine, gearbox, differential, and brakes were removed from the car for mechanical inspection and cosmetic evaluation. Each of these parts and subassemblies were finished to a high standard with close attention to correct finishes and authentic details, before being set aside for reassembly. The suspension components and frame were concurrently addressed and authentically finished while the body and paint were prepared and exterior trim parts were test-fit for reassembly. A new wiring harness was installed and electrical systems addressed, while the beautiful instruments, glass and dial faces were sent out for professional restoration. All brightwork was carefully removed, properly straightened, plated, and polished to a show-winning finish. The beautiful pebble-grain red leather interior was matched to original swatches capturing the textured finish originally special ordered by Mr. Segal. The beautiful cabriolet top was expertly handmade using original patterns and finished with plush inner lining. Upon completion in late 2016, this beautifully restored Alfa Romeo 6C was shown at prestigious California concours events, winning several awards including Best in Show in 2017 at the Danville Concours d’Elegance, and Ferndale Concours on Main, and Best in Class in 2018 at the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance. Accompanied by factory correspondence, numerous restoration photographs and receipts, an original owner’s manual, original keys, sales brochure, jack, and fitted heavy tool kit, this uniquely optioned Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport Cabriolet is an elegant work of art representing the very finest in automotive engineering, superb coachwork, and touring excellence. This 6C presents an opportunity to own one of the most beautifully restored Alfa Romeos of the early postwar period. One would be hard pressed to find another in such exceptional condition, offering handsome features and stunning original colors.
150 1967 Ferrari 330GTC Speciale 9653 $3,300,000 $3,800,000 $3,410,000 €2,932,600 Mid Azzurro Aurora over Nero leather. Dr. Michael DeBakey, TX ’67 (1), Dr. Ernest DeBakey, AL ’69 (2), Carl De Bickero, IL ’73 (3), Norman Silver, NC ’74 (4), John W. Mecom Jr., TX ’83 (5), via Paul Forbes to Peter Sidlow, CA ’91 (6), restored by Michael Regalia, vendor ’93 (7). Viewed from profile, the Speciale immediately exhibits the influence of Pininfarina’s contemporary mid-engine show cars. The design possesses a distinctive silhouette, produced by a short roof panel and elegant glass greenhouse. The vertical rear glass was styled to curve behind the cockpit toward the tail, resulting in a modern interpretation of the classic flying-buttress treatment. The long rear-quarter panels terminate in an abrupt Kamm tail with the triple taillight arrangement seen on other Pininfarina-bodied Ferraris of the period. Unveiled at the Brussels Motor Show in 1967, the 330 GTC Speciale was hailed as yet another brilliant Ferrari-Pininfarina collaboration. Its striking, avant-garde design captured the essence of late 1960s motoring. As constructed by Pininfarina, this car was finished in Azzurro Aurora (Aurora Blue) with black leather upholstery, blue cloth seat inserts, and blue carpeting – a tasteful combination ideally suited to the car’s modern lines. According to the research of Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, 9653 was originally equipped with air-conditioning, power windows, instrumentation in miles, a chromed front grille guard, and Borrani wire wheels. Before delivery to Dr. DeBakey, the Speciale was retained for promotional duties. In addition to appearing in several press photos, 9653 was debuted on the Pininfarina stand at the 37th annual Geneva Auto Show held in March 1967. Period photographs from Geneva document Pininfarina’s remarkable display, which included a 365 California Spider and one of the three-seat 365 P Berlinetta Speciales. Michael Regalia restored the bodywork, Bruno Borri rebuilt the mechanical systems, and Tony Nancy trimmed the upholstery. Once the restoration was completed, the 330 GTC Speciale garnered several important honors, including First in Class and the Luigi Chinetti Award at the 1992 FCA Annual Meet and Concours as well as a First in Class at the FCA Vintage Ferrari Concours at Concorso Italiano in August 1992. Since 1993, this custom-bodied 330 GTC has been a fixture in one of the most significant private collections of coachbuilt and competition Ferraris ever assembled. Though it has been kept out of the public eye for the past 25 years, this important Ferrari is well known to enthusiasts and historians who have carefully documented its history and unique features. Today, it presents in superb condition and retains its matching-numbers engine, correctly stamped 9653 with internal no. 2506. The Ferrari has seen little use over the past two decades and, while currently in running condition, it will require further recommissioning before use.
151 2002 BMW Z8 WBAEJ13452AH61529 $275,000 $350,000 $236,500 €203,390 -14% Titanium Silver over Black Nappa leather. via Keeler BMW to Ben Price, FL (1), vendor ’09 (2). Showing less than 1,500 miles at the time of cataloguing, the example offered here is in exemplary condition. Delivered new in 2002 through Keeler Motor Car Company of Latham, New York, this Z8 has had only two private owners. The car’s low mileage and ownership history have been independently verified through CARFAX documentation and registration receipts. Regularly exercised and kept in a climate-controlled collection for nearly the last decade, this Z8 comes with a comprehensive file of recent dealer service receipts and a full complement of books, tools, and accessories. In an attractive color combination from a discerning long-term owner, this BMW Z8 offers an opportunity to acquire a modern roadster with evocative flair – a car that is now being recognized as one of the German automaker’s most exciting creations of all time.
152 1925 Fiat 519S Torpedo Sport Speciale 920632 $400,000 $600,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Rosso and Nero over Rosso. Unknown Australian history, pre Hans Compter, New Zealand ’01, Manfred Lindner, Austria ’07, Masahiro Inoue, Hawaii ’10, vendor. Back at his garage in Kauri, New Zealand, Compter, his son Dennis, and a team of master restorers began a challenging five-year restoration. Technical drawings obtained directly from Storico Fiat in Torino were employed to ensure accuracy as the team resurrected this important Italian motorcar’s structural components. The torpedo body is a complex masterpiece of Carrozzeria Fiat, consisting of convex flanks and a concave tail section, inlaid with steam-bent hardwood reminiscent of the opulent wooden watercraft of the period – all painstakingly re-created by Compter’s team. The original V’d radiator was restored by Blaak, a Dutch firm known for such specialty work. The wheels were re-created in New Zealand to accept specially commissioned beaded-edge tires, which provided the correct profile for this car. The meticulously prepared body was painted deep red, accented by black wheels, chassis, and folding top. Complemented by a matching red leather interior, its finely finished wooden components and sparkling brightwork complete the Fiat’s show-stopping image.
153 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 0F02Z119807 $300,000 $400,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Grabber Green over White vinyl. Max Larsen, MI (1), Michael Bolf ’72 (2), vendor (3). According to a Marti Report and the original build sheet, which are included in the sale, this example was assembled at Ford’s Dearborn factory on October 13, 1969, before being shipped to Kar Kraft in Brighton, Michigan, for completion. Finished in the desirable color scheme of Grabber Green over White vinyl interior, this car was equipped with competition suspension, convenience package, power steering, power front disc brakes, AM radio, Rim Blow steering wheel, trunk-mounted battery, console, deluxe seat belts, tachometer, and electric clock. Sold through Kimball Ford in Battle Creek, Michigan, to its first owner on May 19, 1970, this Boss 429 was acquired by Michael Bolf of Plainwell, Michigan, in September 1972, and remained in his ownership until being purchased by the current custodian in 2015. The consignor then sympathetically restored this Boss 429 from 2015 to 2017, employing Rob’s Corvette Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a facility known for its muscle-car restorations. During the process, factory-original features were retained wherever possible, and a file of invoices (totaling over $55,000) accompanies the sale.
154 1998 Porsche 911/993 Carrera S WP0AA299XWS320485 $140,000 $180,000 N/R $126,500 €108,790 -10% Black over Black. According to its original service manual, the Carrera was delivered by Hoffman Porsche of Hartford, Connecticut, on January 24, 1998, to its first owner, Michael Smith. The original window sticker shows that the car was desirably optioned with sport seats, torque limited-slip with ABD, motor sound package, hi-fi sound system, and sport chassis with 18″ wheels. Most notably, this car was equipped with the desirable Aerokit II package, which included distinctive front and rear spoilers. A CARFAX Vehicle History Report indicates that the car stayed in Connecticut until being purchased by the consignor in 2011. Service records, which document the car from new, show it was given a major service at Napleton Westmont Porsche in Illinois in 2011 at 12,393 miles. Finished in a highly desirable and rare black on black color combination, this limited-production 993 Carrera S remains in exceptional original condition and is offered with its original books, tools, service records, and window sticker. Showing approximately 12,600 miles, eminently collectible and wonderful to use, this Porsche is at the cutting edge of the modern air-cooled 911 market
155 1974 Ferrari 246GTS 08512 $500,000 $600,000 $528,000 €454,080 Mid Pino Verde Metallizzato over Tan and Nero leather. Dr. Thomas Flatley, WI (1), Brian Brunkhorst ’77 (2), Richard Gent, OH ’79 (3), Richard David ’82 (4), William Lawarre ’95 (5), Bruce Trenery, CA ’08 (6), vendor (7). Chairs and Flares. The 246 GTS presented here is a unique example of the most evolved Dino series, the Tipo E. A Ferrari of particular distinction, Chassis 08512 is one of the extremely rare factory-built “Chairs and Flares” models, so called because of their attractive Daytona seats, dramatically flared wheel arches, and wide Campagnolo cast alloy wheels. In total, fewer than 300 Dinos were ever equipped with both chairs and flares. Mr. Trenery, who admired this car’s exceptional originality and color scheme, retained the Ferrari in his personal collection for many years before selling the car to the current owner, a longtime customer. During Mr. Trenery’s ownership, 08512 was driven on rare occasions, though it benefited from regular maintenance, including a service by the respected Patrick Ottis Company in Berkeley, California. Records detailing this service, as well as other work carried out, are included in the car’s file. Today, this rare and desirable “Chairs and Flares” 246 GTS presents in outstanding unrestored condition. The odometer displayed just 27,480 miles at the time of cataloguing, a figure that is believed to represent the original mileage from new. The consignor reports the car remains in factory original order, including its interior and exterior finishes. Offered with the sale of this exceptional Dino is the original tool roll, jack kit, protective seat covers, and leather handbook folio containing the correct owner’s manual, parts catalogue, sales and service directory, consumer information pamphlet, and stamped warranty and service book.
156 1952 Siata 208CS Bertone Corsa Spider CS054 $1,800,000 $2,200,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Rosso over Rosso leather. Giuseppe “Nuccio” Bertone (1), unique Bertone coachwork fitted, Mille Miglia ’52 #532 Bertone/Cernigliaro DNA, Coppa d’Oro Dolomiti ’52 #100 DNF, Aosta-Gran San Bernardo ’52 #112 Bertone, John (Giovanni) Perona, NY, USA ’53 (2), John Holman, NC ’60s (3), intended for a V8 conversion that never occurred, caught fire, Jarl de Boer, CA (4), Jan de Reu, Belgium ’14 (5), vendor (6). After the events at Holman-Moody, Italian sports car expert Jarl de Boer of California acquired the car, and it remained sequestered for several years as he sought and eventually found a proper 8V engine. In 2014, Mr. de Boer sold the car to a respected 8V authority, Jan de Reu of Belgium. Mr. de Reu commenced with a restoration, and amazingly found the original engine, SC005, in upstate New York, residing in an 8V Ghia Supersonic. It turned out that the engine accompanying the Corsa Spider was the missing original engine from the Supersonic, so a swap was worked out and both cars were reunited with their original engines. In 2016, the consignor, a recognized leader in restoring premier Italian sports cars, acquired the Siata and completed the extensive and detailed restoration. The painstaking work paid off with a Best in Class award at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, among a field of formidable competition. Today the Corsa Spider presents in exceptional restored condition, in its original Bertone configuration, including the hidden front indicators and cleverly positioned brake lights. The original alloy body and sculpted fenders are beautifully finished with stunning panel fit and remarkable contours. The nose section, damaged when rescued from the Holman-Moody fire, was carefully formed to precise dimensions in fresh alloy, along with a new passenger door skin. The purposeful interior is a brilliant combination of competition details and just the right amount of elegance in the leather seating, wood-and-aluminum steering wheel, and low-profile windscreen. The correct and matching-numbers 8V engine, per factory data tag, has been accurately restored reflecting the proper finishes, period details, and high-quality materials.
157 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster 1E11769 $220,000 $260,000 N/R $357,500 €307,450 37% Dark Opalescent Blue over Beige leather. The Jaguar E-Type remains among the most sought-after collectibles of our era, a position it has held since the iconic design was launched in 1961. In desirable 4.2-litre Roadster form, the E-Type ticks every box for the modern enthusiast of vintage cars, offering an enticing blend of style, substance, and impressive performance. Few cars, especially at its price point, can match the incredible experience of owning an E-Type. In spring 2017, the consignor, a renowned restorer, purchased this Series I Roadster from Alistair Niblett of Ohio, with the sole intent of completing a world-class restoration. Upon his inspection, the consignor found that chassis 1E11769, which had been previously disassembled as part of a stalled restoration effort, showed no signs of previous accident damage and that the body was sound and thus a perfect candidate. Over the last year the car has been completely and meticulously restored. At his atelier, the consignor stripped the E-Type completely, and while the body was being prepared for a show-quality repaint, all mechanicals were rebuilt to ensure proper operation. According to the consignor, the engine work included a complete teardown before the block was bored .020″ and fitted with corresponding new pistons. The rotating assembly was dynamically balanced and rods were rebuilt with bushings before the bottom end was assembled with new bearings and seals. New valves, springs, and tappets were fitted to the cylinder head, and the final assembly was finished with new timing chains and gaskets. The gearbox received a new layshaft, synchro rings, and bearings. The differential also received new bearings and seals, in addition to a change from the standard 3.54 gears to a taller ratio of 3.07:1, ensuring more relaxed highway cruising. Many new components were installed, including a wiring harness, windscreen and door glass, brake cylinders, and clutch assembly. The original combination of white paint over a black interior was exchanged for an exquisite Dark Opalescent Blue (Jaguar color 7409) exterior, and proper and sumptuous beige leather upholstery was sourced from England. Replated trim, chrome wire wheels, and a dark blue canvas top ensure that the overall aesthetic is stunning. This gorgeous Roadster comes with a JDHT Certificate, restoration photographs, tool kit, manual, and service book. Only about 50 miles had been accumulated on the restoration at the time of cataloguing.
158 1993 Porsche 911/964 Carrera RS 3.8 WP0ZZZ96ZPS497105 $1,100,000 $1,400,000 $1,001,000 €860,860 -10% Guards Red over Black leatherette. 1 of 42 examples. Hans Bigler, Switzerland (1), upgraded by RUF, Hanspeter Schiess ’12 (2), vendor (3). Herr Bigler, a long-standing Porsche enthusiast, first registered the 3.8 RS in 1994 and drove it approximately 3,000 km during his first two years of ownership. In late 1996, he brought the Porsche to RUF Automobile GmbH in Pfaffenhausen, seeking to improve the car’s performance. Herr Bigler then had RUF install a turbocharged RCT engine in the RS 3.8, a carefully executed conversion that required only a small modification to the lower edge of the rear bumper. This upgrade was finished in 1997 and the Carrera was delivered back to Herr Bigler, who continued to enjoy the car over the next 15 years. Meanwhile, RUF retained the original RS 3.8 engine until 1999, when it was sold to a customer who had it installed in his 1992 964 RS. In 2012, Herr Bigler sold the RS 3.8 to Hanspeter Schiess of Au, Switzerland, who drove it sparingly and entrusted it to Garage Markus Hausherr in St. Gallen for regular service. In 2017, Herr Schiess seized the opportunity to acquire the 1992 964 RS that had been fitted with the original engine from chassis 497105. Before re-installing the original engine, RUF checked over and serviced the car’s complete drivetrain, and then rightfully reunited the 3.8-liter engine with 497105. As noted by a 2018 letter from Estonia Ruf, the engine had been driven approximately 28,000 km in its stints with the two cars, “far less than the 48,000 km shown on the odometer of #105.” The consignor, who has owned several rare 964 variants, reports that this car is in pristine condition, retaining its factory-supplied interior and its original Guards Red paint finish. Today, the car makes a strong impression in all respects and, at the time of cataloguing, the odometer displayed just over 48,000 km (approximately 29,825 miles). In keeping with its high-quality presentation, the car is offered with a copy of the Porsche Motorsport parts book, a spare set of keys, tool roll, emergency road equipment, and leather folio containing the original owner’s manual, service directory, and stamped warranty book. The RS is also offered with a file of documentation that includes a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, the aforementioned letter from Estonia Ruf, assorted service records, magazine articles, and original Swiss registration and Abgas papers. As evidenced by numerous stamps in the warranty book and invoices on file, Swiss factory service centers and independent specialists have carefully maintained this car until its recent arrival in the US.
159 1927 Bentley 3 Litre Speed Model Vanden Plas Tourer AX1668 $650,000 $800,000 $693,000 €595,980 Mid José Shepherd & Bell, Argentina (possibly a dealer), possibly raced at GP Sport, Autodromo de San Martin #3 Gourio, unknown, Paul Pinsent ’40, D.J. Jenkins ’50, Mr. Taylor, Eduardo Zantini ’55, E. Gomez Ortega ’63, Carlos Martelli, James Fitzgerald McCloud, Gerald Lettieri, CT, USA, Peter Hageman, WA ’95, Theodore Reich, OR ’90s, restored by Jeff McDonald, Peter Hageman, WA ’14, vendor. The example offered here, AX1668, is a late Speed Model, featuring the desired C gearbox, “sloper” SU carburetors, a fitted radiator stone guard, and various chassis and engine refinements. The Bentley’s initial order dictated that the 9-foot, 9 1/2″ chassis be fitted with four-seater Sports Tourer coachwork by Vanden Plas, featuring the graceful “elephant tusk” extended windscreen irons of Forrest Greene’s car. These long, curving windscreen posts created a wonderful aesthetic, with aluminum paneling extending far past the bonnet, and the remainder of the body covered in fabric, as with the Le Mans team cars. The restoration’s intent was perfection, with an emphasis on keeping AX1668’s originality and adhering to as-delivered specifications, while the enlarged fuel tank, side spare, and Marchal headlamps were retained as part of the car’s heritage. During the restoration, the coachwork was found to be largely original. Notably, the Vanden Plas body number was stamped on the underside of the windscreen iron and on the original floorboards (which also retain their original linoleum covering). The original engine and other mechanicals were rebuilt. The car was correctly re-trimmed in green leather, and the body was covered with green fabric. Additionally, a new bonnet was made, but the original, numbered unit accompanies the car. In 2001, chassis AX1668 won First in Class at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®. It was then returned to the restoration shop to bring it to an even higher standard. The 3 Litre went on to win Best of Show Prewar at the RROC National Meet in 2004, along with many other accolades. Not just a show car, this Bentley was driven regularly, and in 2007, the 3 Litre completed the Mille Miglia Retrospective. Mr. Reich and subsequent owners have maintained AX1668 at a very high level since its restoration, and the car is said to have performed flawlessly on the 1,500-mile 2015 Pebble Beach® Motoring Classic. Since 2016, AX1668 has been part of a very significant collection of sports and racing cars. It represents one of the finest examples of the model and the marque, offering an ideal chassis specification, original and desirable Vanden Plas Sports Tourer coachwork, and matching numbers documented by Bentley expert Clare Hay. via Gooding Pebble ’16 $676k
160 1963 Chevrolet Corvette 327/360 FI 30837S110651 $140,000 $170,000 N/R $195,250 €167,915 15% Sebring Silver over Black. This stunning Sebring Silver, fuel-injected example of the first-year Stingray coupe perfectly encompasses all of Corvette’s innovations for 1963. The unique one-yearonly split-window back glass is an American automotive design that collectors still covet today. According to the history file that accompanies this Corvette, it has been maintained as a collector’s car for more than three decades, having been driven less than 46,000 miles since new. In 1992, while owned by Harold Kennedy of South Carolina, it captured the coveted Bloomington Gold certification as well as an NCRS Top Flight Award and a Duntov Mark of Excellence award, the most prestigious honor for a Corvette and a testament to the car’s authenticity. According to invoices that accompany the sale, the Corvette was later owned by John Randall, who spent approximately $10,000 with the specialists at Mann’s Corvette Shop on miscellaneous sorting. The Stingray was sold to the consignor by the experts at ProTeam Corvette in 2014, and it has been used sparingly since, though recently serviced by marque specialist Jeff Reade at American Motoring Memories. Extremely well documented, this rare fuelie retains its window sticker and body tags, as well as a report from Al Grenning at Classic Car Affirmation Service regarding the authenticity of its data tags and engine pad stampings. Combine that with its rare fuel-injected specification and attractive presentation, and this first-year Stingray offers a fantastic opportunity to acquire a quality example of an American icon.
161 1966 Porsche 911 Bertone Spider 13421 $700,000 $1,000,000 $1,430,000 €1,229,800 43% Black over Beige leather. Chassis only sent to John von Neumann/Competition Motors, CA, USA (1), Bertone coachwork fitted in Italy, displayed (in Carmine Rosso over Crema leather) at the Geneva Auto Show ’66, unnamed ’70 (2), Mark Smith, VA ’87 (3), Marv Tonkin, OR ’90 (4), vendor ’93 (5). It is believed that the Spyder, when originally produced, was equipped with the standard two-liter flat six producing 130 hp. At some point, though, the car received an upgraded 901/02 “S” specification engine as well as a set of 914-6 Mahle “Gas Burner” alloy wheels. Presenting in well-preserved condition today, this 911 Spyder has been on static display in climate-controlled storage for many years. Although it has been recently returned to running condition in advance of this auction by specialist Motion Products of Neenah, Wisconsin, this car will require further mechanical attention before returning to the road. Unique.
162 1948 Maserati A6/1500 Pininfarina Coupe 060 $850,000 $950,000 $797,500 €685,850 Mid Blu Metallizzato over Two tone Grey. Delo Lombardi (1), Franco Bordoni ’50 (2), Coppa Inter-Europa ’49 Bordoni 1st IC, Coppa Inter-Europa ’50 Bordoni 1st IC, Giro Notturno del Lario ’50 Bordoni, Circuito della Superba ’50 #70 Bordoni, Fernando H. Segura, TX, USA (3), Gary C. Elliot ’56 (4), Ruther McIntosh ’58 (5), John F. Bookout Jr. ’98 (6), restored, vendor ’16 (7). As documented by factory records, 060 was completed in December 1948 and delivered new to Delo Lombardi in Milan. Notably, the A6/1500 was originally equipped with wire wheels and three Weber 36 DO2 carburetors, a highly prized specification, as most examples were sold with solid steel wheels and a single carburetor. It is believed that just 10 A6/1500s were factory-equipped with this three-carburetor configuration, which greatly enhanced performance. In May 1949, the A6 showcased its thoroughbred pedigree when it achieved a 1st in Class finish at the prestigious Coppa Inter-Europa, an annual race for sports and GT cars held at Monza. The Maserati’s driver at this important race was none other than Franco Bordoni. In 1998, the A6/1500 Coupe joined John F. Bookout’s distinguished stable of coachbuilt Maseratis. He quickly shipped it to Italy, where it was treated to a complete restoration. Overseen by Maserati historian Adolfo Orsi, respected marque specialists addressed every aspect of the A6 with the goal of returning the car to its original condition. During the disassembly process, undisturbed sections of light blue metallic paint were discovered throughout the bodywork, suggesting that this was in fact the car’s original color, not the Amaranto recorded in factory records. As such, the Pinin Farina Coupe was refinished in this elegant light blue, with the interior trimmed in cloth and leather as per original. Between 2003 and 2005, the engine (no. 085) was completely rebuilt by Candini in Modena. Several years ago, a previous owner located the original engine sump, correctly stamped 060, and this important component is included with the car’s sale. Since 2016, the car has been part of a carefully selected collection composed of the finest European sports cars. Never before exhibited and beautifully presented after an exacting restoration, 060 is surely among the most significant examples of the original Maserati A6, given its rare three-carburetor specification, successful competition history, and connection to the famed Franco Bordoni. For collectors in search of a vintage Maserati, eligible for the most prestigious international concours and rally events, the appearance of this A6/1500 Coupe at auction presents a most exciting opportunity. via Gooding Pebble ’16 $852k.
163 1991 Porsche 911/964 Turbo 3.3 WP0AA2962MS480508 $160,000 $200,000 $143,000 €122,980 Mid Silver over Black. This gorgeous 1991 example was purchased new by John Hartsfield of Snohomish, Washington, and the original Bill of Sale remains on file. Hartsfield retained the car until 2005, when it was purchased by Randy Stenson of Lake Mills, Wisconsin. The consignor acquired the Porsche in 2013 and has since been maintained by Chicago area marque specialists Olsen Motorsports Inc. and Napleton Westmont Porsche. “Driving this Turbo gives you the experience of what it was like to drive a new example off of the showroom floor,” the consignor states. “Having only 24,000 original miles and being 27 years old, it represents a Porsche collector’s dream! This 964 Turbo has been meticulously maintained, comes with extensive documentation and tools, and is an amazing time capsule of a car. Exceptionally original, this is a blue-chip opportunity that rarely presents itself.
164 1965 Ferrari 275GTS 07957 $1,500,000 $1,800,000 $1,760,000 €1,513,600 Mid Grigio Fumo over Rosso leather. via Chinetti to Richard Miller, TX (1), Michael Kahn ’74 (2?), Charles Nearburg ’76 (3?), Dan Van Winkle ’82 (4), Dr. Emil Partak, CA ’82 (5), Ralph Furra ’01 (6), vendor ’02 (7). In November 2001, Dr. Partak sold the Ferrari to Ralph Furra of Newport Beach, California, and he displayed the car at the FCA National Meet and Concours in Los Angeles in May 2002. Mr. Furra retained possession for only a year before selling the car in December 2002 to the current owner, a Southern California-based enthusiast who maintains a collection of high-quality sports cars that are enjoyed in both touring and concours events. The consignor began displaying the Ferrari locally with an appearance at the Newport Coast Concours d’Elegance in Irvine, California, in October 2003. In August 2004, he presented the spider at the FCA International Meet and Concours at Monterey, and based on feedback from judges he began to correct minor issues, continually striving to bring the car to “platinum” standards. To this end, he commissioned substantial work by Classic European Restorations in Oceanside, California, including a bare-metal refinish in silver paint and a re-trimming of the upholstery in proper red leather. The consignor’s painstaking efforts were duly rewarded in April 2013 when the 275 GTS received a Platinum Award at the Concorso Ferrari in Pasadena, California, an impressive feat the car repeated at the most recent edition of the event held in April 2018. Furthermore, this Ferrari has also participated in the Copperstate 1000 in 2004 and garnered numerous class awards at smaller shows over the ensuing years. Most significantly, 07957 was issued a Ferrari Classiche Red Book attesting to the presence of all the major original mechanical components, including the matching-numbers V-12 engine and transaxle. Accompanied by a proper set of owner’s manuals in the original leather folio and a tool kit, and documented by a Marcel Massini report – as well as an impressive file of service records dating to 1972 – this rare and beautifully presented 275 GTS may be enjoyed for its exhilarating open-air performance or treated to an opportunity for further acclaim at FCA meets and other prestigious concours d’elegance. The collector looking to acquire a classic 12-cylinder Ferrari Spider is encouraged to take a closer look at 07957 – a truly outstanding example of the celebrated 275 GTS.
165 1974 Citroen DS23 Pallas DSFE01FE4177 $60,000 $80,000 N/R $50,600 €43,516 Mid Black over Rich Brown leather. Built near the end of the model’s production run, this handsome 1974 DS23 Pallas benefits from nearly two decades of technological development of the marque’s top offering. This car, a European-specification example, boasts the highly desirable five-speed manual gearbox and swiveling covered headlamps sought by collectors. As a top-of-the-range Pallas model, it features enhanced sound-deadening, high-grade leather upholstery, and more elaborate exterior trim. Delivered new to the Netherlands in 1974, this DS remained in the care of one Dutch owner for 25 years. Approximately 10 years ago, it was the subject of a restoration by a Citroën specialist in the Netherlands. Finished in black with a rich brown interior, the restoration continues to show wonderfully today. The car makes an attractive appearance overall, and is properly outfitted with Michelin XAS tires and a Becker Mexico radio. The consignor reports that the DS is a pleasure to drive, with excellent road manners and a fully operational hydraulic system. Offered with a jack, tools, and roadside equipment, this Citroën DS23 Pallas is an alluring and uncommon French classic.
166 1967 Toyota 2000GT MF10-10100 $800,000 $1,000,000 $550,000 €473,000 Mid Solar Red over Black leather. Otto Linton, PA, USA (1), Rich Jacobsen ’98 (2), Maine Line Exotics, ME ’06 (3), Brown Maloney, WA ’07 (4), Charles Lillard, CA ’11 (5), vendor ’15. Following Mr. Linton’s ownership, the 2000 GT passed into the care of another Pennsylvania Toyota dealer, Rich Jacobsen of Scranton. In 2006, marque experts Maine Line Exotics of Biddeford, Maine, acquired MF10-10100 and performed a sympathetic restoration, refinishing the car in its original Solar Red while preserving much of the original interior trim. Once this work was completed, the 2000 GT was sold to esteemed collector Brown Maloney of Sequim, Washington. During his ownership, Mr. Maloney displayed the car in a special Toyota Motorsports 50th Anniversary exhibit at the Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races and successfully participated in the 2010 Copperstate 1000. In 2011, Charles Lillard acquired the 2000 GT before selling it to the current owner in 2015. Under the care of its current owner, the 2000 GT has been treated to substantial mechanical attention, with receipts totaling over $29,000 spent on recent engine and gearbox maintenance. For improved driveability, the original Mikuni-Solex carburetors have been upgraded to Weber 40 DCOE carburetors; otherwise, the engine compartment of MF10-10100 remains wonderfully faithful to its original appearance. It should also be noted that the sale of this car includes an original owner’s manual, an extremely rare and desirable piece of literature.
167 1971 Fiat Dino 2400 Coupe 135BC*0005408 $50,000 $70,000 N/R $44,000 €37,840 Mid Argento Metallizzato over Blu leather. The Dino bears the hallmarks of pride of Italian ownership over four decades. Presented in Argento Metallizzato, it retains its original dark blue leather interior and red carpets. Offered with FIVA and ASI certificates, tools, jack, and Italian registration paperwork, this is a superb example of Fiat’s beloved GT.
168 2013 Pagani Huayra ?? $2,000,000 $2,400,000 Withdrawn Withdrawn N/A Grigio over Rosso leather. This magnificent Pagani Huayra presents in Gun Metal Grey with red and carbon fiber interior and has just 34 delivery miles at the time of cataloguing. The consignor, a fastidious private collector, buys his supercars new and maintains his collection in a climate-controlled facility, where each one is run and checked monthly. The car comes with a full set of red leather luggage, carbon fiber accessories, and original owner’s manual. This wrapper-off Huayra was designed for the experienced enthusiast who has owned all the top marques, but who has an appetite for something truly exclusive – a work of art and engineering that da Vinci himself might have endorsed.
169 2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce ?? $500,000 $575,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Nero over Nero and Giallo. This Superveloce is one of just 600 built and is superbly bellicose in its black paint with silver accents and orange interior highlights. It was delivered new to its current owner – a private collector who has driven it less than 200 miles and maintains it in his exotic collection in a climate-controlled garage. The car comes with many factory accessories, including manuals and tool kit. The Aventador Superveloce is not for the reticent or discreet. It is uncompromisingly aggressive and unmistakably Lamborghini, built for the purist with a thirst for extreme speed and power – without distractions.
170 2014 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse ?? $2,100,000 $2,600,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Bugatti Blue over Black and Tan leather. This magnificent example of the Vitesse is dressed appropriately in Bugatti Blue with chrome flanks, and it bears the signature of Meo Costantini, a friend of Ettore Bugatti and head of the factory team. Used sparingly – the odometer displayed less than 400 miles at the time of cataloguing – this supercar has been stored in a climate-controlled facility by its sole owner since new. This Vitesse represents a superb blend of the avant-garde performance of the Super Sport with the open-air charisma of the Grand Sport – la crème de la crème of the Bugatti marque and the culmination of the revered Veyron line.
171 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO ?? $500,000 $575,000 $533,500 €458,810 Mid Nero Metallic over Nero and Giallo leather. Appropriately, 599 units of the GTO were built. This example, built to GCC specifications and now titled in the US, displayed only 1,500 km (932 miles) at the time of cataloguing. It comes dressed in black metallic with a silver roof and tan and black Alcantara interior. The Ferrari has had just one owner, who has housed it in a state-of-the-art climate-controlled facility. This pristine GTO, accompanied by factory accessories including manuals, presents an opportunity for a marque devotee to acquire a supercar that carries the fabled Ferrari lineage, delivers extreme performance and track-bred grit, and measures in a dash of unexpected civility.
172 1989 Porsche 944 Turbo WP0AA2955KN151207 $80,000 $120,000 N/R $72,600 €62,436 Mid Red over Black leather. According to the original books that accompany the car, the Turbo was delivered on May 30, 1989, to its first owner, Muhittin Hasan Atil, by Manhattan Porsche of Rockville, Maryland. The car would be dutifully maintained, as evidenced by the original service book, which shows 10 services by the time the 944 reached 6,416 miles in June 1995. A CARFAX Vehicle History Report indicates little activity thereafter, with the Porsche showing just 8,247 miles in 2005 and 8,249 in 2015, when it was purchased by the consignor. Significantly, the timing belts and water pump were changed in 2015 and the clutch was replaced in 2017, with invoices on file. Among the rarest variants of the 944, the 1989 Turbo is an incredible driver’s car, and an example in this impeccable condition is a rare opportunity indeed.
173 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV DB4/817/L $700,000 $800,000 $682,000 €586,520 Mid Caribbean Pearl over Fawn leather. unnamed, NY, USA (1), James Newman, MD ’63 (2), Dr. and Mrs. Tukanowis ’65 (3), stored for many years, unnamed ’04 (4), restored while protecting originality, vendor (5), concours award winner. 3 private owners and 12,500 miles from new. Docs. via RM ’18 for an unknown amount.
174 1960 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Cabriolet 128.030.10.003228 $130,000 $160,000 N/R $132,000 €113,520 Mid Burgundy over Tan leather. In September 1958, Mercedes-Benz updated the 220 S model with a fuel-injected engine, resulting in the 220 SE. Available in sedan, coupe, and cabriolet body styles through late 1960, the W128-based model was the final development of the so-called Ponton platform. This beautifully restored 220 SE is one of 1,112 cabriolets built. Chassis 003228 was originally equipped with a fold-down rear seat and instruments in miles, and finished in black paint over an interior of cream white leather. During the 1990s, the Mercedes- Benz was owned by Bill Clippinger of Los Angeles, and he may be responsible for the transmission’s unusual modification to a floor-shifter. Marque expert Scott Melnick freshened the matching-numbers 220 SE prior to its acquisition in September 2011 by Frank Darabont, the Academy Award-nominated writer/director at the helm of such film classics as The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. In more recent years, he created the wildly popular television version of The Walking Dead. During Mr. Darabont’s ownership, the 220 SE has experienced gentle use while being serviced as needed by Mr. Melnick. The car currently features an attractive period-correct color scheme of burgundy paint over a tan leather interior with a matching soft top, and is accompanied by a Becker Mexico radio. This 220 SE constitutes a splendid example of the final open Ponton that would be ideal for marque enthusiasts and ardent film buffs alike.
175 1953 Lancia Aurelia B52 Vignale Cabriolet B52 1097 $700,000 $900,000 Withdrawn Withdrawn N/A Verde Lago Metallizzato over Rosso Bordeaux leather. RHD. Unique Vignale coachwork fitted, delivery to Belgium, unknown history, Italy from ’07 with vendor. Little is known of the Aurelia Cabriolet’s earliest years, but it remained in Belgium until 2007, when the current owner acquired it and imported it to Italy. By this time, the color and interior had been changed and the Lancia was in need of refurbishment, but the car was still found to be complete. In 2010, the owner decided to commission a restoration, but when his first attempt stalled, he enlisted the renowned firm Carrozzeria Quality Cars of Vigonza, Italy, to complete the task. “In 2012 we were asked to finish the job,” says Luigino Tommasin of Carrozzeria Quality Cars, “but the truth is that we had to go back to the start…. It has been more difficult and challenging than starting a project from scratch.” Still, Tommasin said the car had been well cared-for and retained important components that otherwise would have been very difficult to acquire. The restoration team found small sections of original paint and leather and used them to bring the car back to its correct as-built finish. The soft top was fashioned using the same fabric as used in period, and the correct front lights were acquired and installed after a lengthy search. The original matching-numbers engine and period-installed Nardi twin-carburetor intake remained with the car and were rebuilt as needed. The specialists at Carrozzeria Quality Cars spent approximately 2,000 hours bringing the body back to its gleaming appearance and an additional 450 hours inspecting, overhauling, and restoring the Lancia’s complex mechanical systems. Today, the car’s only deviation in appearance from the pictures taken at the 1955 Brussels Motor Show are the optional Borrani wire wheels, which were added at some point in the car’s life. When the work was completed, this Vignale-bodied Aurelia was shown at the 2016 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, where it finished Second in Class in the category “The Golden Era of Sports Car Design.” Accompanied by its original jack, tool kit, FIVA passport, and historical photographs, this coachbuilt Lancia Aurelia is a fine representative of one of the most beautiful and exciting periods of Italian Style. Combining one-ofa- kind Michellotti-styled Vignale coachwork with the rare and sophisticated B52 chassis, of which only 98 examples were built, this Cabriolet embodies the finest qualities of the revered Lancia marque during its zenith in the early 1950s. This singular car, with its period motor show pedigree and exquisite restoration, is an Aurelia truly fit for the connoisseur.
176 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster WP0EB0915KS173015 $250,000 $325,000 $264,000 €227,040 Mid Triple Black. This Speedster was delivered to its first owner through Anderson-Behel Porsche in San Jose, California, in December 1989, the consignor noting that the dealership took tourist delivery in Europe, added approximately 1,000 miles, then sold it in the US. The first owner purchased the car as an investment, only adding five miles before putting it in storage, where it remained until purchased by the consignor in early 2018. Finished in its uncommon and striking Triple Black color combination, the numerous additional options listed on its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity included air-conditioning and a shorter gearshift lever. The Speedster displayed just 1,017 miles at the time of cataloguing, the consignor noting it still retains Cosmoline on its undercarriage. Recently serviced by specialist Don Wise’s Autowerks in Campbell, California, the consignor states that the only non-original items on the car are service items such as its battery, hood shocks, and fuel pump. The Porsche is accompanied by an owner’s manual, tools, jack, and a letter signed by the first owner regarding the car’s low mileage, along with its original California license plates still in their original envelope. For anyone seeking a collector-quality 1989 Speedster, this example merits close scrutiny.
177 1964 Ferrari 250GT Lusso 5201GT $1,400,000 $1,800,000 $1,320,000 €1,135,200 Mid Grigio Argento over Rosso leather. Delivery in Nero over Grigio Leather. via Luigi Chinetti to unknown, unknown, Ervin and Mary Salak, FL, USA ’75, Fernando Freire ’77, vendor ’78, stored since. Gooding & Company is thrilled to present this important Ferrari at auction for the first time in its history. Today, 5201 GT remains in as-found, unrestored condition, though it was repainted silver and re-trimmed in red leather in the late 1960s or early 1970s. As a result of its lengthy static storage, this Lusso has seen little use over the past 54 years; the odometer displayed just over 32,000 miles at the time of cataloguing. The Ferrari still retains its important major components, and the chassis and engine stampings – along with the factory data tag – present in fine original condition. The internal numbers visible on the engine (1748/62E) and rear differential (170) are appropriate for 5201 GT’s build sequence, and the chassis number is stamped in several locations on the bodywork, as well as penciled inside the door cards and on the bottom of the seat cushions. The Lusso is offered with a partial original tool kit and several boxes of spares, and it possesses a variety of charming details including a period Blaupunkt radio, 1975-issue Florida license plate, and a large Scuderia Ferrari decal. Significant 250-series Ferraris in this condition are incredibly rare; it is increasingly unlikely that many unrestored Lussos are still in hiding, waiting to be found. Chassis 5201 GT presents its new owner with an exciting opportunity to acquire an iconic Ferrari that can either serve as an ideal basis for a complete, concours-quality restoration or one that could be enjoyed in its current cosmetic condition following a careful mechanical recommissioning.
178 1977 Porsche 911 Targa 911 731 1568 $100,000 $130,000 N/R $104,500 €89,870 Mid Ice Green Metallic over Green Tartan. By 1977, Porsche realized that their clientele demanded more than just spartan sports cars and began to offer options that would deliver refinement and creature comforts alongside performance. The growing options list let 911 owners greatly personalize their cars, as evidenced by the example offered here. According to its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this car was ordered with front and rear stabilizer bars, Blaupunkt Bamberg radio, five-speed gearbox, rear deck-lid emblem delete, leather steering wheel, tinted glass, center console, and California emissions package. The Black Watch is the name of the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, but it’s also the moniker given this outlaw-styled Porsche 911, which proudly wears the blue and green tartan pattern of the famed military organization. Ordered new from the factory with the striking plaid seat inserts and Ice Green Metallic paint, the Black Watch 911 is a daring take on a 1977 Targa. This distinctive 911’s restoration is documented in a glossy coffee table book, which is included in the sale along with a matching set of tartan luggage. The car is kept in a climate-controlled collection and has very recently received an oil and filter service, transmission oil change, and brake fluid flush. This example offers a completely unique vision of the popular Targa-roofed 911 in a very tidy and attractive package.
179 1937 Packard 1508 Convertible Sedan 1073-239 $350,000 $450,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Centennial Blue over Two tone Blue leather. Dr. Lawrence R. Davis, PA, USA (1), unknown, Elmer Hess, OH ’50s, O. William Perin, ’59, restored, vendor ’14. Upon completion of the 4 1/2-year effort, the Perin family took to the concours circuit. The Packard’s debut outing earned Best of Show at the 2010 Dayton Concours d’Elegance. It went on to collect impressive class wins at such marquee events as the 2011 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and the 2011 St. John’s Concours d’Elegance. In 2014, the Packard was sold to its current owner, who enlisted Al Prueitt and Sons of Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, to freshen the restoration. Since its completion, the car has continued to amass show victories, including a perfect 100-point score at the 2015 CCCA Chesapeake Grand Classic in the Mid-Atlantic region. It has also earned its CCCA Primary and CCCA Senior Badges. In 2016, the Packard Twelve was invited to compete at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, where it was awarded Second in Class. Presented in elegant Centennial Blue with covered side-mounted spare tires and accessory Trippe driving lights, this Packard Twelve 1508 Convertible Sedan exudes presence. Boasting an award-winning restoration and a well-documented provenance, this 1508 Convertible Sedan is poised for continued success on the show field and for grand open-air touring.
180 1971 Lamborghini Espada Series II 8486 $150,000 $180,000 N/R $192,500 €165,550 Mid Luci di Bosco over Tan leather. This Lamborghini Espada Series II spent many years in storage before its second owner sold it in 2012 to The Vintage Connection of Oklahoma City, with just over 32,000 miles on its odometer. Chassis 8486 received extensive restoration work before successfully completing the 2013 Run of the Bulls in Colorado, where its upgraded air-conditioning and adopted electric power steering system proved practical enhancements. In August 2013, this Espada secured a Third in Class at Concorso Italiano in Monterey, California, before being acquired by the consignor a few months later. Finished in lovely Luci di Bosco (“Light of the Forest”), the car’s original green interior has been replaced with tan. Seating and trim panels are executed in sumptuous high-quality leather, which is softer and more durable than the extremely thin hides typical of 1970s Lamborghinis. Showing approximately 33,500 miles and in uncommonly beautiful condition for an Espada, this is an exceptional opportunity to acquire a top-level example of this desirable model.
181 1995 Porsche 911/993 GT2 WP0ZZZ99ZTS393061 $400,000 $600,000 $616,000 €529,760 Mid Black race over race. Rohr Racing, CA, USA ’94 (1), 24 Hours of Daytona ’95 Rohr/Murry/Haywood/Mayländer 4th, 12 Hours of Sebring ’95 Rohr/Haywood/O’Steen DNF, Phoenix 1 Hour, May ’95 3rd IC, Mosport 1 Hour ’95 4th IC, Lime Rock 1 Hour ’95 6th IC, Road America 1 Hour ’95 3rd IC, Trois-Rivières 1 Hour ’95 2nd IC, Road Atlanta 1.5 Hour ’95 5th IC, Road Atlanta 1.5 Hour ’95 6th IC, Sears Point 1 Hour ’95 4th IC, 24 Hours of Daytona ’96 Rohr/Schürg/Rosenblad DNF, Road Atlanta 2 Hours, April ’97 Brown/Ligonnet 14th, vendor ’97 (2), Launched at the 1994 Essen Motor Show, the GT2 was constructed by Roland Kussmaul’s Race-Sports Department at Porsche. This 993 GT2 was ordered by Jochen Rohr for his eponymous racing team during the 1994 Porsche Motorsport banquet in Germany; it was the first production example built by the factory. In its maiden outing at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1995, Rohr, David Murry, Bernd Mayländer, and the legendary Hurley Haywood shared driving duties, guiding this GT2 to an extremely credible 4th Overall and 2nd in Class (GTS1). The GT2 was subsequently entered by Rohr at numerous SCCA-sanctioned World Challenge events including Phoenix (3rd), Mosport (4th), Lime Rock (6th), Road America (3rd), Trois-Rivières (2nd), Road Atlanta (5th and 6th), and Sears Point (4th). The GT2 returned to the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1996, but had to retire because of a crash. Rohr repaired the car and raced it one more time before selling it to the consignor in 1997. This GT2 retains its original engine – a rarity for a race car of its age. Presenting in substantially similar condition to when last raced by Rohr, including its bright yellow livery, this car will require recommissioning after many years in static display. Based in Concord, California, Rohr Motorsports may be available to perform those services utilizing many of the same team members from the period. Eligible for many historic racing events worldwide, this GT2 represents a chance to acquire a pedigreed racing car from one of the most exciting epochs in Porsche’s racing history.
182 2016 Jaguar F-Pace Project 7 SAJWA7A8XGMK27978 $225,000 $275,000 N/R $198,000 €170,280 Mid British Racing Green over Black leather. Acquired by its first owner in October 2015 via Peacock Automotive in South Carolina, this example comes with a CARFAX Vehicle History Report that indicates it has covered very few miles. The iconic British Racing Green paint, finished with white roundels, was a $10,000 option. Also supplied are a bespoke Project 7 car cover, a certificate of authenticity, a monochrome study signed by Jaguar’s chief of design, a miniature mirrored model Project 7, and the original window sticker. This Project 7 represents a rare opportunity to secure a pristine example of this melding of Jaguar’s heritage and future. It should be seriously considered by those who appreciate great Jaguars and those who enjoy the thrill of modern supercars.
183 1959 Lincoln Continental Mark IV Convertible H9YC419424 $60,000 $80,000 N/R $61,600 €52,976 Mid White over black and white leather. 375hp 430cui V8. Three speed auto. Restored and maintained, superb driver. via Gooding Amelia ’10 $79k & Gooding Scottsdale ’17 $55k.
184 1978 BMW 633CSi 5565126 $40,000 $60,000 N/R $47,300 €40,678 Mid Anazon Green Metallic over Fern Green leather. Built in rarely seen Amazonitgrün Metallic (Amazon Green Metallic) with Farngrün (Fern Green) leather interior, this well-optioned numbers-matching German-market 633 CSi received upgrades in period from Alpina Burkard Bovensiepen, including front and rear spoilers, wheels, steering wheel, and shift knob. In 1984, a collector imported the BMW into the US, preserving and cherishing it for more than 30 years. Included with the sale is a notebook meticulously documenting services and fuel stops throughout his stewardship. This 1978 BMW 633 CSi is a stunningly preserved original car. Still contemporary 40 years after its birth, it is a testament to Bracq’s brilliant design and BMW’s legendary build quality. Well documented and reported by the consignor to retain much of its original finish, this CSi presents as an outstanding preservation-class candidate as well as a superior classic German grand tourer.
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