5pm, August 23rd
Pacific Golf Municipal Golf Links
77 Asilomar Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Worldwide launched into the Monterey market in 2017 bringing the total number of sales to six. Rather than adding another stack em high, sell em hard epic, they went the boutique route and staged the sale on Thursday to try and get out of the shade that the big three always give. Ultimately the sale was a mixed bag with some good results, plenty of no sales and a few what the ? moments. Despite offering three million dollar cars, a 1938 Delahaye 135M, 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C2500S and 1940 BMW 328, only the BMW sold and then for just $605k and a total of just $6.7 million. The sale was a fine debut effort in a crowded marketplace and lessons about offering cars with fleshed out provenance and marketing will have been learnt.
Year – Sold/Offered/% – Total gross (US$) – High sale
2017 46/74 (62%) $6,766,250.00 $605,000.00 1940 BMW 328MM
2018 33/59 (56%) $5,527,550.00 $1,320,000.00 1931 Duesenberg Model J
Pre war cars are a strong category for this sale and the highlights are:
- 1916 Locomobile Model 38 Collapsable Cabriolet – Est. $300 – 400k. 1 of just 2 survivors. Totally original, ideal for any concours although already shown at Pebble. Market correct price.
- 1922 Duesenberg Model A Sport Phaeton – Est. $280 – 320k. Very nice car, nicely restored and believed authentic. Market correct price.
- 1931 Duesenberg Model J Derham Convertible Sedan – Est. $1.3 – 1.6 mil. Very nice, pure example of the type. Quite staid but highly authentic, restored 30 years ago. Perhaps $100 – 200k above market.
- 1936 Duesenberg Model JN Tourster – Est. $750 – 950k. 1 of just 10 JNs, restored and bodywork destroyed, Replica Derham coachwork fitted, would be worth double this if original. As it is, the buyer could choose any coachwork they want and have it replicated without harm. Still seems $100 – 200k above market for a car with non original coachwork.
- 1939 Talbot-Lago T23 Major 4 Litre Cabriolet – Est. $450 – 600k. An elegant rather than beautiful Talbot-Lago but still eligible for everything and freshened by Stone Barn so it will be epic quality. Likely $100 – 200 above market.
Mid century motoring is another standout for the sale. Highlights are:
- 1941 Chrysler Town & Country Station Wagon – Est. $375 – 425k. 1 of 23 to survive. Looks fabulous in Burgundy. Market priced.
- 1948 Bob Estes Special Indy car – Est. $325 – 375k. A very cool Indy car, later stored by Estes which saved the car from destruction, more recently restored, comes with trophies and various ephemera. Market priced.
- 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster 1600 – Est. $450 – 550k. Desirable spec speedster. Restored and authentic. Market priced.
- 1958 Ferrari 250GT Ellena – Est. $700 – 800k Final Ellena. Original other than an ancient repaint in Rosso Red. Matching numbers. Requires at least a recommission if not a full restoration. Very cool car, seems $100 – 200k above market but a totally original example is very rare so maybe a market forward price. That said, it would be worth considering the value fully restored will be less than $1 mil. and a full restoration will run $200 – 300k so maybe there is value at the low estimate.
- 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster – Est. $325 – 400k. Proper early E-Type, External bonnet-latch, flat-floor, welded-louver example, restored. Likely $50 – 100k too expensive.
- 1962 Shelby Cobra – Est. $950k – 1.15 mil. 1 of 75 Cobra 260s. 1 owner since ’76, restored by Jeff Snyder, still highly authentic. Market correct for a fantastic example.
- 1967 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 – Est. $475 – 550k. 1 of 247 examples. 1 owner since ’70. Off the road since ’89, requires recommissioning. Well preserved but $100 – 200k away from condition 2. Value at $375k, even the low estimate seems expensive.
- 1972 Ferrari 246GTS – Est. $350 – 425k. Green over Cream. A very nice Dino in lovely colours. Well worth a look. Original example. If condition is better than merely driver, it is worth this, if not, avoid.
Affordable classics are the third standout for the sale. Highlights are:
- 1983 Porsche 944 – Est. $20 – 30k. An original example. 1 owner and 29,000 miles from new. No great collector value but an awesome option for a daily driver.
- 1978 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible – Est. $35 – 45k. Properly restored Beetle Cabriolet in good colours. Restored. Market correct.
- 1993 Mercedes-Benz 300TE Station Wagon – Est. $55 – 75k. Shirley Temples Benz wagon. Capable of 140mph so no slouch but what value the Temple connection? Could it tap its way to the estimate, who knows.
- 1971 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 Sedan – Est. $60 – 80k. A nice example of the first super saloon. Plenty of power and luxury. Restored. Market priced.
- 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 RS Coupe – Est. $65 – 85k. Black over Black. 1 of just 300 produced. Restored with receipts for $120k. Market priced for the quality.
- 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series – Est. $65 – 85k. 1 of just 500 made. A superquick Coupe. Just 15,000 miles from new and well maintained. Super stylish and quick enough to compete with almost any 911 and good buying as such. Some collector value too. Market priced.
- 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Coupe – Est. $110 – 130k. Flawless example of a 400hp Corvette in great colours. Market priced.
- 1955 Talbot-Lago T-15 Barou Coupe – Est. $120 – 150k. Unique Coupe, not particularly good looking but there is only one and ideal for concours use. Original and potential for huge amounts of expenses but if you can live with the patina, worthwhile. Market priced.
- 1968 Shelby GT500 Convertible – Est. $130 – 160k. 1 of just 402. Looks fab in Gold over Black. Restored. Market priced.
- 1952 Jaguar XK120 Roadster – Est. $135 – 165. One owner from new and fab looks in Battleship Grey over Red leather. Very well maintained original condition. Matching numbers etc. Market priced but also a bargain for the history.
- 1927 Locomobile Model 90 Sportif – Est. $175 – 250k. 1 of 4 survivors. Iconic ownership, both authentic and entirely original. Hard to say but looks market priced.
- 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster – Est. $200 – 300k. A gorgeous E-Type said to be the worlds finest example. 1 owner and perfect maintenance along with a recent restoration. Fully documented. Market price.
- 1969 Chevrolet Camaro 427 Yenko – Est. 4200 – 250k. 194th of 201 examples. 425HP and upgraded everything. Epic performance car. Documented provenance. Seems $50+k below market. A bit of a bargain.
Worldwide hosted their sophomore sale at Pacific Grove and managed to secure three Duesenbergs to lead the way. The sales number was down from 46 sold of 74 offered (62%) to 33 out of 59 (56%) and as a result the total gross was down from $6.77 million to $5.527 mil. The 1931 Duesenberg Derham Convertible was a relatively vintage rather than exciting example of these fine cars and hit $1.32 mil. which was a respectable figure for the model. The only other good results included the the 1916 Locomobile Model 38 Collapsable Cabriolet which fetched $473k (18% over estimate) although the 1962 Shelby Cobra fetched a decent mid estimate $990k and the 1 owner 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster a reasonably low but still mid estimate $247k. Otherwise it was all pretty poor with the ex Shirley Temple 1993 Mercedes-Benz 300TE fetching just $22k (60% under estimate), the like new 1978 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible $16k (-53%) and 1955 Volkswagen Beetle $31k (-44%). Elsewhere the 1958 Ferrari 250GT Ellena and 1936 Duesenberg JN Tourster Rep. both failed to inspire and returned home unsold. This sale is very much a work in progress and one will hope that year three sees Worldwide return bigger and stronger.
Key – Lot # – Year/Make/Model – Vin/Chassis # – Low estimate/High estimate (US$) – (EUR) – N/R = No reserve – Description
1 1916 Locomobile Model 38 Collapsable Cabriolet 10850 Worldwide Pacific Grove $300,000 $400,000 N/R $473,000 €408,498 18% Black over unknown. Exceedingly rare as one of just two known examples today, 2017 FIVA Preservation Award Winner, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Fascinating history includes early ownership by top Maryland socialite, Incredibly rare and ingenious Collapsible Cabriolet folding top system, Benefiting from the care of a limited roster of owners, Wonderful presentation with highly engaging patina of originality. This 1916 Locomobile Model 38 Collapsible Cabriolet carries fascinating provenance, having been owned new by Baltimore, Maryland socialite Mary Ridgley Brown Lee, daughter of Frank Brown, 42nd Governor of Maryland from 1892 to 1896. Known in youth as “May” Brown, she was the Official Hostess of Maryland from 1895 to 1896 and listed on Mr. Astor’s “Famous 400” list in New York. In November 1903, she married Gordon Taylor Hughes, a prominent New York lawyer and Harvard graduate, who died suddenly at home in New York in April 1907. May eventually married Alfred Edward Dietrich, a New York millionaire and former president of Chesapeake Gas in Baltimore, but the couple later divorced. May went on to marry Merwyn Ketcham Lee in June 1921; only a short time later, she passed away on March 4, 1922 aged 40. Following May’s death, the Locomobile was retained by Mr. Lee and it is believed the vehicle was last registered in 1930. A District of Columbia registration card with the car is dated 1926. Today, it carries a District of Columbia license plate and retains the personal monogram of Mary Ridgley Brown Lee. Her husband, a WW I veteran military officer, lived on for some time, at least long enough to have been registered for the Fourth Registration or “Old Man’s Draft” in April 1942. He is believed to have retained the Locomobile for some years after his wife’s passing, possibly explaining how it miraculously escaped WW II scrap drives. The next known owner was Emanuel Williamson, who emigrated to the United States from Norway and worked at Locomobile prior to WW I. Following wartime service, he established an automobile garage in Gaylordsville, Connecticut, and after the Locomobile came into his possession, he is known to have stated publicly that he had helped to build this very 1916 Locomobile Model 38 Collapsible Cabriolet. Mr. Williamson retained the Locomobile until his passing in 1980 and his son sold the car on to collector John Delorenzo, also of Connecticut, who retained the car until 2014, when it was acquired for the consignor by a “picker” while visiting Mr. Delorenzo’s private collection. While having not been started for several decades, the Locomobile was inspected and chugged back to life under the consignor with surprisingly little effort. Most recently, this 1916 Locomobile Model 38 Collapsible Cabriolet received the FIVA/HVA Preservation Award at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where its rarity, elegance, and wonderfully preserved originality created a sensation among the attendees. As offered, it will certainly continue to enchant all who experience it.
2 1965 Mercedes-Benz 250SE Coupe 111.021-10-084174 Worldwide Pacific Grove $100,000 $130,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Tobacco Brown over Bamboo leather. Just 38,000 original miles from new, Thoroughly and comprehensively restored in 2017, Original engine, chassis, and body, Under 500 miles since restoration. This lovely example was delivered in 1965 to Rome, complete with a high-compression Euro-spec engine and a floor-shifted four-speed transmission. After a few years touring the Alps, the owner moved to California and imported the car, driving it regularly in the California sunshine until 2014, when the consignor sought out the car and was subsequently able to acquire it. He drove it for a few months, but soon decided to do a complete restoration, spearheaded by Titan Car Restoration, who specialize in pre-1971 Mercedes. They completed a rotisserie nut-and-bolt restoration in 2017, and as you can see upon close inspection, the results are impressive. The fresh Tobacco Brown paint is flawless, with crisp chrome and trim throughout. A correct new Bamboo leather interior with Chocolate Brown carpets and mats was expertly installed, and the plush bucket seats match the leather door panels perfectly. The beautiful woodgrain dash is filled with bright chrome and clean instruments along with a Becker Brescia TR radio. The driver will certainly enjoy the convenience of power steering, power brakes, and power locks, but the whole family can enjoy the luxurious seating and comfortable ride of this incredible luxury car. Mercedes pumped up the performance for the 250 SE by boring and stroking the inline six in 1965 to 2.5 litres, and with 9.3:1 compression and Bosch fuel injection, it pushes 150 HP and gives the car a 120-mph top speed. It’s a proven bulletproof engine with seven main-bearing crank, a double roller timing chain, and plenty of torque for modern highway capability. The engine bay is very clean and correct, and this 250 SE is fully ready for any long-distance cruise, touring event, or participation in any Mercedes-Benz Club of America concours event. In fact, this car was invited to participate in the Mille Miglia “Circle of Excellence” in 2017, with personal health issues unfortunately preventing acceptance. Your purchase includes the original manuals, tool kit, and jack that came with the car over 50 years ago, as well as the secure knowledge that your car has a known history throughout and was restored by marque experts. This impressive 250 SE runs like a Swiss watch, and will certainly afford the new owner with years of spirited driving. It is a clean, solid and impressively maintained automobile with an excellent, straight body and consistent flush panel fit throughout. These mid-‘60s Mercedes-Benz models are the basis of much of the marque’s earned reputation for quality, and they have also become a reliable investment as more and more collectors begin to realize their inherent value. Offered by a knowledgeable and selective collector, and very attractively presented with believed original 38,000 miles, this 1965 250 SE is a high-quality example of a true legend that is ready to own and enjoy with confidence. As Car and Driver noted, “every driver who has more than a purely utilitarian interest in automobiles should drive a Mercedes-Benz 250 SE at least once in their life.” We could not agree more.
3 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Coupe 194377S176026 Worldwide Pacific Grove $110,000 $130,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Desirable black on black with red stinger hood, Factory air-conditioning, Factory side pipes; four-speed manual, Telescopic steering column. Offered here is an exceptional piece of Corvette history in the form of a 1967 coupe that’s finished in Tuxedo Black with a red hood insert. The exceptional condition of this spectacular Corvette is only exceeded by the fact that it carries a 427 cubic-inch V-8 that pumps out a full 400 horsepower. Corvette’s styling for 1967 was in its last year of the C2 generation and as such it was highly refined in all areas. Bumpers were clean and simple while the Corvette crossed flag emblems still adorned the hood. As a coupe, this Corvette has the clean and aerodynamic lines for which the C2 generation was known. The paint on this car is flawless and represents hundreds of hours in detailing. All body seams are correctly aligned and all doors and the hood open and close exactly as they should. Its aggressive stance is nicely complemented by rally rims with new redline tires. The chassis of this Corvette is also nicely detailed and looks just as nice as the body. The interior is finished in black and is fully restored with great attention paid to the minutest detail. As a performance-based machine, one would think that creature comforts were overlooked in this car, but this Corvette is nicely optioned with a telescopic steering column, factory air-conditioning, wood grain steering wheel, AM/FM Radio, and GM’s speed minder. Handling the brute power of this car is made easy with power steering and power brakes. Sitting behind the wheel of this Corvette invokes the heady days of the muscle car wars that literally defined an entire generation. Power for this Corvette comes from a 427 cubic-inch V-8 with tri-power carburation that cranks out 400 horsepower and is mated to a Muncie four-speed manual transmission. A review of the engine pad reveals that the numbers match. This powertrain combination gives this car the performance that only a muscle car from the 1960s can. The engine compartment in this Corvette is nicely sorted and retains its factory appearance with valve covers in Chevy Orange and a triangular chrome air cleaner. The incredible sound of power from its V-8 is routed through Chevrolet’s optional for 1967 side pipes. This Corvette also has its black plate signifying that it is a true California car. Corvettes have always been an icon of the American muscle car market, and perhaps that’s why many of America’s great astronauts chose the Corvette for their daily driving needs. As the C2 Corvettes get harder and harder to find, remarkably restored examples rarely find their way to the open market. This 427 Big Block V-8 is a Corvette that’s ready for show or go. For the very best in the all-American sports car, this is one Corvette that does not disappoint.
4 1974 Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser Custom FJ40190114 Worldwide Pacific Grove $35,000 $45,000 N/R $27,500 €23,750 -21% Grey over Grey. Purposefully updated and upgraded, including GM Vortec V-8, GM overdrive automatic transmission; upgraded brake system, Tastefully updated interior; power brakes and steering, Very usable both on and off road. The classic FJ40 Land Cruiser also lends itself extremely well to custom modifications, making a great basic vehicle even better and far more capable than the original article ever was. This 1974 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser is a perfect case in point, with more than three times the power of the original ‘six’ delivered by a custom power team comprising 6.0-litre Chevy Vortec V-8 engine driving a GM four-speed automatic overdrive transmission. Ample cooling is provided by a large-capacity aftermarket aluminum radiator. A set of AutoMeter gauges monitor vital functions. Driving enjoyment is nicely enhanced with the addition of a tilt steering column, GM power steering gear, plus a custom padded steering wheel, and braking has been upgraded with four-wheel disc brakes and a Wilwood power booster. Comfort is heightened with aftermarket sport seats trimmed in cloth upholstery and valuables are safe inside the added locking center console. The exterior is enhanced with checker-plate rear-quarter guards and rear fender flares, while the FJ rolls on a set of Fuel custom wheels surrounded by huge Toyo Open Country mud- and snow-rated 35×12.5×18 all-terrain tires. Should the powerful GM Vortec V-8 engine, drivetrain, and massive rolling stock ever be unable to power you through the worst off-road situation, a front-mounted Smittybilt winch can get you out of trouble. Equally capable of off-road use and around-town enjoyment, it is a truly outstanding example of Toyota’s classic Land Cruiser, upgraded and ready to drive and enjoy.
5 1931 Chrysler Imperial CD Dual Cowl Phaeton 7511781 Worldwide Pacific Grove $120,000 $140,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Green over Green. Beautiful and adventurous Dual Cowl styling, Eye-catching restoration and presentation, Former AACA First Place Award winner, Driven less than 2,500 miles since restoration. This striking 1931 Chrysler Imperial CD Dual Cowl Phaeton features all the fine attributes for which this elegant and magnificent motorcar is known. As 1 of just 113 built, this grand Phaeton is a special car commanding attention wherever it goes. Starting from the finely sculptured grille featuring gleaming Art Deco design, flanked by huge bullet shaped headlamps with Trippe Safety lights below, its long and sweeping front fenders are nicely accented by dual side-mounted spares and its immense length is accented by a rear luggage rack. Wide whitewall tires, mounted on cream colored wire wheels, offer a nice contrast to the striking two-tone green body finish. Power for this Imperial comes from a 384.8 cubic-inch inline L-head eight-cylinder engine rated at 125 horsepower. Chrysler engineering always dictated that their engines were reliable, and this straight-eight is no exception. Smooth, powerful, and uncannily quiet operation were just a few of the hallmarks that made the Imperials arrival more of a sight to behold rather than announcing themselves with unnecessary noise. Stopping is not difficult due to hydraulic brakes; a must-have on a car of this grand size. Of course, one could only expect that a car of this stature would have an interior that rivals the finest mansions in Newport and, accordingly, the Imperial does not disappoint as it speaks to an era of hand-crafted elegance that has long passed. The interior is upholstered in fine green leather that’s soft and supple. All door panels, carpeting, and trim accessories are accounted for and the dashboard is a marvel of simplicity with all gauges neatly housed in the color-keyed dashboard complete with clock face gauges. Rear passengers are treated to the ultimate in comfort as the dual-cowl body includes a rear windshield and rear legroom is impressive. Entry and egress are made easy with the lift up rear cowl. The immense size of the steering wheel gives an indication of the sheer magnitude of this car, which would require nothing less for parking in tight places. This Imperial is an AACA First Place Award winner and it has been driven less than 2,500 miles since its full restoration was completed. As offered, it is fully tuned, mechanically sound, and runs and drives wonderfully. Beauty, rarity, and splendor all come together in this magnificent Chrysler from the very heart of the Classic Era and this highly sporting Imperial CD is ready for touring or showing enjoyment as desired. From the fine line of Chrysler’s early big eight-cylinder cars, this 1931 Imperial CD Dual Cowl Phaeton’s enduring restoration and opulent appointments make it a truly fine motorcar on every level.
6 1948 Bob Estes Special Indy car TBA Worldwide Pacific Grove $325,000 $375,000 Not sold Not sold N/A “Blue single seat racecar. Impeccable provenance; beautifully restored and offered by the Estes family, The first Championship car campaigned at Indy by Bob Estes, Wonderful piece of Indianapolis 500 and California racing history, Stock-block Mercury-powered Indianapolis 500 challenger, Driven at the Speedway in 1948/1950/1951; twice at Pikes Peak, The car that launched the Indy careers of A.J. Watson and Jud Phillips, Accompanied by the first ‘four-cam’ Ford engine to run at Indy (1951), Photographed in 1950 with Hollywood icon Clark Gable at the wheel. It all had to start somewhere, and the 1948 Bob Estes Special was Estes’ first “big” championship car, appropriately with stock-block Mercury V-8 power. With the birth of Estes’ son Dale, a wonderful caricature of him graced the hood of the car, along with the ‘Dale Boy’ legend underneath. Built and raced in partnership with Conrad “Connie” Weidel, this car was first driven by Californian Manuel “Manny” Ayulo. The 1948 Indianapolis qualifying attempt also marked crew member and soon-to-be Indianapolis 500 winning constructor and crew chief A.J. Watson’s first time at Indy. While the car and team failed to qualify for the 1948 Indianapolis 500 race, they would return for 1950, given Estes’ acumen and firm belief that a semi-stock V-8 engine could compete against the “Offy” dominated field. Returning to Indianapolis in 1950, the Bob Estes Special was re-equipped with a 268-cid Mercury V-8 equipped with exotic Ardun OHV “hemi” cylinder heads. This qualifying attempt was the first appearance there of Jud Phillips, who would become one of the toughest chief mechanics at the Speedway, with 32 consecutive starts at Indy including Bobby Unser’s 1968 win. Driven by Californian Joe James, the Bob Estes Special was one of 99 entries vying for a starting position. The team and car performed very well, with James even setting two world stock-block records on May 27th and he initially qualified to start, only to be bumped on the last day of qualifying. Nonetheless, the team made a strong showing at Indy that year and garnered from Benson Ford, thanks to the many factory-stock Ford/Mercury parts used so effectively by the Bob Estes Special and its inventive crew. The Bob Estes team had another interesting encounter at Indianapolis in 1950 with screen legend Clark Gable, who happened to be at the Speedway while filming the racing drama, To Please a Lady. He posed behind the wheel of the Bob Estes Special for a photo, including Estes team members Jack Doulin, Joe James, Jud Phillips, and Dick Ford, with Henry Banks, the AAA National Champion, seen atop the wall in the background. Bob Estes then asked Gable if he recalled losing a few bucks to a brash young man in a black Model T in a late-night drag race on Santa Monica Boulevard back in the 1930s. Gable replied, “I sure as hell do!” When Bob identified himself as that young man, Gable asked “Where’s the nearest bar? We’ll have a drink; we have a lot to talk about.” In 1951, the Bob Estes team returned to Indianapolis with two cars, including his original Bob Estes Special, the car offered here, now powered by the very first four-cam stock-block Ford/Mercury engine ever to run at Indy, engineered by Joe Davies. Bob Scott drove the Bob Estes Special well during qualifications and was lapping solidly until a blown head gasket forced retirement. In addition to its three Indy qualifying attempts, the original Bob Estes Special ran at Pikes Peak during 1950 and 1951. That first time in 1950, Russ Snowberger drove it to 23rd place, with car and driver pictured taking at the finish for the January 1951 edition of Speed Age. This drive was Snowberger’s last in his long and successful driving career, after which he focused on his business and racing sponsorships. Interestingly, Snowberger and the Bob Estes Special shared a page in that article with eventual Le Mans and Formula 1 World champion Phil Hill, who competed at Pikes Peak with a Mercury-powered Allard. Following its retirement, the Bob Estes Special remained with the Estes family and, as offered, it benefits handsomely from a recently completed long-term restoration with virtually no possible expense spared and contributions from many of the greatest names in California racing and hot rodding. The dry-sump, Ardun-head Mercury engine was completely rebuilt at Valley Head Service in Northridge, California, with the car pictured and discussed on their company website. Ed Donovan made the valves shortly before he passed away and Ed “The Camfather” Iskenderian provided the cam work and valve springs. All aluminum body panels are original with the exception of the belly pan underneath the exhaust pipes. The nose cone is original to the car but modified to the present configuration near the end of its racing days, with the design influencing the later dirt-track cars of Jud Phillips and A.J. Watson. A new, high-dollar competition fuel cell was installed and resides inside the car’s sleek tail cone. Already a wonderful and historic offering, the Bob Estes Special is accompanied at auction by the Joe James – Pat O’Connor Memorial Trophy, an integral part of the Bob Estes racing legacy and a poignant reminder of the severe toll exacted by racing. Awarded as part of the AAA race at Salem, Indiana, the trophy was first named after Joe James, who drove this very car at Indianapolis in 1950 and tragically died in the team’s Championship dirt car at San Jose in 1952. Winners of the Trophy during the 1950s included Larry Crockett (1953), Pat O’Connor (1954), Bob Sweikert (1955), Eddie Sachs (1956), and Pat O’Connor (1957). Following O’Connor’s horrific crash at Indianapolis in 1958, the Trophy was renamed the Joe James – Pat O’Connor Memorial Trophy. While the car offered here did not ever run at Salem, the trophy commemorates Joe James, who drove at Indy for the first time with this beautiful car, plus the memory of Estes team driver Pat O’Connor. Beautifully restored and handsomely presented, the original Bob Estes Special is offered with the exotic four-cam engine that powered it on its final 1951 qualifying attempt at Indianapolis. Assembly is required, but the experts at Valley Head Service can handle the job for the next owner upon request. Carrying exceptionally rich provenance, and now offered on behalf of the Estes family, the original Bob Estes Special is a wonderful part of California and Indianapolis motorsports history and a thrilling find.
7 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL WDBBA48D3HA058483 Worldwide Pacific Grove $40,000 $50,000 N/R $26,400 €22,800 -34% Nautical Blue Metallic over Grey leather. Top-quality, remarkably original, and unadulterated sporting legend, Single-family ownership; loving care and maintenance from new, Exceptionally low 44,000 miles use from new, Becker Grand Prix radio, cold air-conditioning, Full tools, First Aid kit, original window sticker and keys. This exceptional 560SL was delivered new to Arizona to local Mercedes dealer The Phoenix Motor Company. Equipped with both soft and hard tops, it was finished as it appears today, in Nautical Blue Metallic paint over gray leather with wood accents. It was first owned by local Phoenix resident, Betty Lou Neils, who took delivery on December 10, 1986, according to the warranty book. A lady with a sporting disposition, she negotiated the upgraded Momo five-spoke alloy wheels that remain on the car today. As seen from the service stamps, Betty used the car sparingly, covering only 14,000 miles by June 1989. Over the next 5 ½ years, she covered 6,000 additional miles until her passing, at which time, the car went to her son. From November 1994 until recently, he exercised the car regularly, but used it very little, maintaining it meticulously and storing it in a climate-controlled garage in the Scottsdale area. Now, showing a genuine and Carfax® -certified 44,184 miles from new, the car is simply exceptional throughout. Today, this fine Mercedes-Benz presents wonderfully in original and unadulterated condition. Brightwork is original and excellent, as is all glass. The wheels are scuff-free, and the tires retain plenty of tread. The soft top appears original to the car and has a perfectly clear rear window and just a couple of minor, repaired splits. Mechanically, the car is exquisite, starting easily and idling smoothly with great response and power delivery, shifting perfectly through the automatic transmission with a nice kickdown. Brakes, suspension, and steering all feel as-new. All electrical systems work perfectly, the air-conditioning blows Mercedes-cold, and the original. Becker Grand Prix radio is fully operational and complete with electric antenna. The interior is excellent with clean carpets and only minor blemishes on the driver’s mat. Seats are excellent with only a very high-quality repair in all original materials to the driver’s seat bolster, as it was scuffed from use. All panels, dash, and other surfaces are excellent and original. The First Aid kit is complete and possibly never opened until recently. The car is accompanied by a spare wheel and jack that seem to have never been removed from the car, a full set of tools including two top tools, still in the original roll and protective plastic bag, and the Momo wheel wrench still resides in the original leather pouch. The original window sticker and a full set of keys are included. This sale represents an opportunity to acquire an appreciating and very useable classic Mercedes with impeccable ownership history and mileage in superbly original, virtual “time-warp” condition.
8 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback 7R02Q2116 Worldwide Pacific Grove $150,000 $175,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Nightmist Blue over Black vinyl. 1 of just 2,048 examples produced, Beautifully presented in Nightmist Blue, Highly desirable four-speed manual transmission, 77,000 miles; retains its original interior, Sought-after first-year example of the big-block GT500. Offered here today is a 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback showing just 77,000 miles on it. The exterior is clad in highly attractive Nightmist Blue paint, which further accentuates the formidable overall look of this GT500. Combine this with racing stripes and the factory Shelby 10-spoke wheels, and it becomes very obvious that this car means business. Looking at the interior of the car will reveal the all original black vinyl upholstery and carpeting. It is a well-known fact that Shelby cars were not known for being heavily optioned, however this GT500 is equipped with power steering and power brakes as well as a functioning factory AM radio. Other features include a fold-down rear seat, an all original roll bar, and factory-installed shoulder harnesses. This car even retains its original Shelby VIN plate, numbered at 2798. Many collectors feel that the 1967 Shelby Mustangs were the last of their kind because of the Shelby plant’s closure later that year. The GT500 was, in its day, the most powerful Mustang ever built. It combined tremendous performance with an intimidating look that made the Mustang’s transformation from a pony car to a muscle car ever-so-noticeable. The Shelby GT500 wasn’t designed with practicality, family compatibility, or comfort in mind. From the very beginning, the Shelby Mustangs were built to racecar specifications, and this was reflected in their performance. While the Mustang will always be considered iconic, the Shelby GTs are undoubted high-performance and collectible legends.
9 2002 BMW Z8 Roadster ?? Worldwide Pacific Grove $210,000 $230,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Titanium Silver Metallic over Black leather. Only 7,781 miles from new, Fully optioned, California car from new, Always in climate-controlled storage, Iconic BMW style and performance. Offered here is a superb example of this iconic roadster that has had only two owners since new and today shows just 7,858 miles. This Z8 has received the utmost care since new and is used only in perfect weather. When not in use, it remains under cover in a temperature-controlled environment. It has also been regularly serviced and received a new battery and new Michelin tires last year. Finished in BMW’s Titanium Silver Metallic, this roadster presents today just as it did when it left the factory in 2002 and represents a level of preservation that is seldom seen in a car. Further, this Z8 has received no modifications and is in authentic condition as built by BMW. The brilliant design of the Z8 pays homage to the legendary 507 with many styling cues. The wide oval grilles are almost identical, the smooth tapering at the front end and the side grilles all share similar styling attributes. Even the Z8’s wheelbase at 98.5 inches is within an inch of that of the 507. At the rear, both cars carry an aerodynamic design that cheats the wind at any speed. Modern innovation is found the Z8’s use of neon exterior lighting with tail lights and turn indicators powered by neon tubes that are expected to last for the life of the vehicle. The interior of this Z8 is flawless in fine black leather. BMW spared no expense in the cockpit design of this great roadster with a clean and uncluttered look that was accomplished by integrating a number of functions into just a few multifunction controls. This results in the power windows and mirrors being controlled by a single switch while a center-mounted instrument cluster is angled toward the driver for gauge monitoring at a glance. The upholstery, carpets, door panels, and dashboard look like new on this Z8 with no flaws. Power for this roadster comes from its 4.9-litre V-8 rated at 394 horsepower. This dual overhead cam V-8 engine uses 32 valves and is a marvel of the high-precision engineering for which BMW is known. The engine compartment is clean with all components exactly as they were when they left the factory. The power of this engine is literally a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” and is reliably fast as only a BMW could be. Indeed, the Z8 is the very pinnacle of BMW’s stellar engineering and opulent styling. This Z8 has been a California car its whole life and comes with its factory hard top. The BMW Z8 is car that achieved iconic status the minute it rolled off the assembly line. It’s exclusive status and lofty price tag ensured that is was a special car when new and is even more so now. This example has very few equals, as it’s a low mileage car that has been expertly cared for and maintained without regard to expense. For the very finest in the BMW driving experience, this Z8 is a beautifully presented car that is ready to offer many more miles of grand touring.
10 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 RS Coupe ?? Worldwide Pacific Grove $65,000 $85,000 N/R $46,200 €39,900 -29% Tuxedo Black over Black vinyl. Fewer than 300 produced with the Rally Sport option, Number matching 302 OHV V-8 with four-speed transmission, Factory black; documentation included proving specification, Meticulously and correctly restored at a cost of $120,000, Recent full mechanical service. This outstanding 1968 Camaro Z28 is unique in that it is one of fewer than 300 produced with the Rally Sport option. While the Z28 was a force to reckon with, RS made it even better. Standard RS equipment started with the Hide-Away headlights and sinister looking black-out grille, bumper guards up front, Rally wheels, dual outside rearview mirrors, D80 spoilers and a stripe decal kit. Interior appointments consisted of the full gauge package including an in-dash clock-tachometer set-up, base AM radio, and the deluxe simulated wooden steering wheel. Rounding out the RS package were performance enhancers such as stainless-steel exhaust, the F41 off-road suspension, and front disc brakes. Featuring superior workmanship on the body with excellent panel fit, the original Tuxedo Black color shows off the smoothness of the panels and is nicely accented by white stripes. The Z28 is raring to go as you sit in those comfortable basic black vinyl bucket seats, check out the full assortment of gauges continue with that look that means business, right down to the side-to-side black carpeting. This car has been mechanically sorted out with a fine-tooth comb and, from what our consignor says, the factory specs for the numbers matching engine are maybe a bit conservative. Over $120,000 has been invested into the restoration of this fantastic machine. Since its completion, this Camaro has been used sparingly and always stored and maintained in a climate-controlled atmosphere. Within the last 50 miles of operation, our consignor had a thorough and complete mechanical check-up performed on the car at which time it was tuned for maximum performance with special attention paid to the four-speed transmission and rear differential, as well as a complete diagnosis for the brake system. Born with a need for speed, proven as a champion in SCCA competition, and cherished by those who appreciated the ultimate on motoring, the first-generation Camaro Z28s have truly earned their legendary status. This example is ready to let you experience that legend in real life.
11 1955 Talbot-Lago T-15 Barou Coupe 122022 Worldwide Pacific Grove $120,000 $150,000 $96,250 €83,125 -20% Black over Tan leather. Wonderful “one-off” coach-built body on Talbot-Lago chassis, Highly original including paint and interior, Fascinating styling predictive of later Italian designs, Excellent provenance and preservation, Accompanied by documents, articles, and literature. Today, showing only an approximate 22,000 kilometres (14,000 miles), believed original, the car remains quite handsome. It is recorded as the 22nd bodied by Barou. The paint is believed original with several areas of light scratches, some chips that have intentionally not been touched up, and very minor areas of dimpling. The hood, doors, and trunk lid are all formed from lightweight aluminum. As expected, much of the chrome plating shows aging, pitting and hazing, commensurate with age and originality, matching the car’s overall patina. The Borrani wire wheels appear very nice and serviceable, however with pitting on the hubs and spokes. The glass appears original, surrounded by trim that remains very nice overall but with some needs in the rubber and weather stripping. Interesting details include the unusual taillights, upright grille, and “Lago Baby” rear scripts. The interior remains original, particularly the seat surfaces, and remains in very good condition overall. The carpet has become rather worn but remains intact and complete enough to use as patterns. The dashboard, instruments, and steering wheel are all original as well. The interior finishes are all mercifully retained, ready for restoration in the future, should one desire. Under the long hood providing excellent service access, the twin-cam Talbot-Lago engine displays the company’s hallmark castings and detailed finishes. The engine compartment is clean and original with care taken to retain as many original components as possible. Underneath, the original construction validates the car has not been compromised by damage or exposure to harsh elements. Currently, the car starts easily, runs well, and drives, but will benefit from additional mechanical attention should one decide to use the car regularly. This exceptionally rare and original Talbot-Lago is among the most original low mile Talbot-Lagos in existence. One of the last traditional-chassis Talbot-Lagos built, it comes with documents, reference articles, and historic literature. This one-off Barou-bodied Talbot-Lago is ready for the next owner to drive, show, enjoy, and appreciate as a singular piece of automotive history.
12 1968 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Roadster 1E17701 Worldwide Pacific Grove $200,000 $300,000 $247,500 €213,749 Mid Opalescent Silver Blue over Black leather. Regarded as the world’s finest example, One owner from new with all original paperwork, MSO and JDHT Certificate confirm full matching numbers, Offered with original factory hard top, Judged perfect over 36 times; reigning JCNA Champion, Cover feature, August 2017 Hemmings Motor News, Original jack, tools, and original UK registration plate. While every automotive fanatic remembers their first sighting of an E-Type, few who bought one new has kept it as the owner of this wonderful, Opalescent Silver Blue 1968 example has, and it is with immense pride that we now offer quite likely the world’s finest car of its kind. On a trip to New York City in 1962 while in college, our consignor saw his first Jaguar E-Type and was instantly smitten and resolved to buy one as soon as he could afford one. Just a few years later, while traveling home from a job in Liberia, he stopped by the Jaguar factory in Coventry, England and ordered the car offered here to his specifications. It was completed on April 26, 1968, UK-registered in June, and then loaded onboard the steamship Moshill at Dagenham Dock and shipped to Newark, New Jersey. Our Consignor picked up the Jaguar on the Newark docks on October 21, 1968 and experienced many of life’s joys with the car for the next several years, including courtship with his wife, marriage in 1970, and the birth of his son in 1972. Through these first years, the E-Type was the family’s sole vehicle. Eventually relegated to the background, the E-Type remained a virtual fixture in the life of the owner and his family, with the car earmarked for his son after his eventual high-school graduation. However, life and a busy career intervened, pushing the planned restoration of the Jaguar back. Following retirement, the consignor was able to commence the restoration of his beloved E-Type, starting with virtually endless hours spent at classic car shows, events, and swap meets, plus a multitude of hours on the Internet to select and source the New Old Stock (NOS) parts required for the job. After several years’ worth of accumulation, the Jaguar and restoration parts were taken to a professional restorer to see the effort through. Not just any professional would do, though, with the car entrusted to none other than Lou Ottaviano, the highly-respected Jaguar restoration specialist working out of Lindley Motors in Sanatoga, Pennsylvania. The consignor is best qualified to describe this phase of his time with the car. “Since I am a perfectionist, Lou worked very hard with me to get the car perfect and authentic. The car was completely disassembled off the frame and every part, nut, and bolt was meticulously rebuilt and refinished including the engine, transmission and rear end to the highest standards possible or replaced with NOS parts. Then it was all put back together. The restoration was completed in the Spring of 2006. My car was one of the last ones that Lou completed before he contracted cancer and passed away. Over the years since restoration, I have met a number of knowledgeable judges and individuals who have taken great interest in my car and helped me get it even more perfect by noticing something not quite right or deteriorating. With the terrific help of my son, and Jeff Snyder of Jeff’s Resurrections of Taylor, Texas, we would then immediately correct the problem or make the fine adjustments necessary. Both my son and Jeff have been most helpful in helping me maintain my car in pristine condition.” Today, the Jaguar continues to stand as one of Mr. Ottaviano’s finest works. Following completion of the restoration in 2006, the E-Type embarked with its original owner on a concours career resulting in its status as one of the winningest cars of its kind, accumulating a string of 50 first place or best in class awards. In addition, it has garnered 12 JCNA (Jaguar Clubs North America) Concours d’Elegance Championships with perfect judging scores each and every time. Lest anyone be tempted to scoff at this incredible tally of awards and accolades, a fastidiously compiled listing is available for inspection, as are the car’s original Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO) and its corresponding Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate, both of which serve wonderfully as documentary “book ends” confirming the Jaguar’s original data and details, which perfectly correspond to its matching Chassis, Engine, Body, and Gearbox numbers. Complete with all original items and accessories, this wonderful XKE simply awaits a new owner who only wants the very best
13 2006 Bentley Continental GT ?? Worldwide Pacific Grove $60,000 $80,000 N/R $37,400 €32,300 -38% Black over Tan leather. Mulliner Driving Specification for ultimate performance, Amazing luxury car performance with 200 MPH top speed, Original paint surfaces are excellent throughout, Fastidious service records provided with purchase. Equipped with the top-specification Mulliner Driving Specification package, which heightens the stunning “Supercar” performance levels delivered by this true luxury car, including a 4.8-second 0-to-60 mph sprint and top speed nearing 200 mph, yet with ultra-silent operation and an incredibly smooth ride. This Continental GT has been fastidiously serviced since new, providing the new owner with an incredible experience. Amenities are many, including a sumptuous tan leather cockpit with contrasting black carpets throughout, voice-activated in-car telephone, Magnolia leather seating surfaces and door panels, drilled alloy foot pedals, and amazing burled-walnut accents. The fully digital dash is simply a work of art with fine woodgrain, air-conditioning, and a full digital sound system. There are few vehicles that come anywhere near the high-performance driving characteristics of a Continental GT, and none with the amazing luxury feel of this highly equipped example, a car that will continue to amaze the new owner for many years to come. It creates a sensation wherever it appears and celebrates traditional quality while providing an incredible driving experience that simply cannot be missed.
14 2005 McLaren SLR WDDAJ76F35M000358 Worldwide Pacific Grove $300,000 $350,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Crystal Galaxie Black over Black leather. Low production and a mere 550 miles from new, Meticulously preserved; with all five manuals, service books. Finished in Crystal Galaxie Black, this stunning example of the Mercedes-Benz McLaren super car is a masterpiece of art, design, innovation, engineering and raw power beautifully combined. Showing just under 550 miles from new, this SLR has been in the care of a dedicated collector whose main goal was the preservation of a masterpiece. While many owners of these automobiles used them for the purpose for which they were born, this example was held back and has been maintained exactly as it was constructed. Included are such extras as the original holder plus all five of the manuals and service books, factory trickle charger for the battery, and the original first-aid kit. This incredible machine is still riding on its original Michelin tires, 255/35ZR19s up front with the wider 295/30ZR19s to the rear. Showing virtually no wear, this is a unique opportunity to buy what it probably one of the lowest mileage McLaren SLR coupes available and, in the grand scheme of things, the new owner will find this car has been well worth the wait.
15 1972 Ferrari 246GTS 04494 Worldwide Pacific Grove $350,000 $425,000 $341,000 €294,499 -3% Medio Verde Metallizzato over Crema leather. Offered from 12 years of single owner/collector care, Rare and outstanding Medium Green Metallic over tan leather, Equipped with power windows and air-conditioning, Excellent original leather and original dash “mouse hair”, Includes original tool roll, jack, spare wheel/tire, and car cover, Documented with Marcel Massini Report. A U.S. car from new, and documented with a current Marcel Massini Report, this 1972 Ferrari Dino 246GTS is numbered 04494 and stands as a prime example in every respect as a highly attractive and undamaged car with just an approximate 43,000 miles at the time of cataloguing and benefiting from single-collector care for the past 12 years. Finished in Medio Verde Metallizzato (Medium Green Metallic) over tan leather upholstery, 04494 is a rare example equipped with power window lifts and air-conditioning. Featuring an excellent, rust-free body with outstanding newer paint, this Dino 246GTS retains impressive original leather upholstery and “mouse hair” on the dash. A newer Alpine stereo head unit provides additional entertainment. Other desirable items include the original tool roll, roadside jack, spare wheel/tire combination, and a car cover. In summation, 04494 is an extremely well-maintained and attractive example that is ready to be driven, shown, and enjoyed in the best classic Ferrari tradition.
16 1955 Volkswagen Beetle 10805973 Worldwide Pacific Grove $55,000 $75,000 N/R $30,800 €26,600 -44% Red over Tan. Last year of the Oval Window Beetle, Upgraded 1500 engine pushes 54 HP, Rare Euro-spec interior kit expertly installed, Beautifully finished in Euro-only bright red paint finishes. This Euro-Beetle is presented with an outstanding finish in bright red, a color never offered in the US market. It also features the rare semaphore articulated turn signals that collectors desire and the Euro-spec bumpers. It rides on the factory steel wheels, whitewall tires, and all the trim and rubber in the vehicle has been completely replaced. The engine has been upgraded to a single-port 1500 cc example that is tight and runs smoothly and accurately. The original 6-volt system is in place, and few classic vehicles will offer the new owner such an authentic European driving experience. Inside, the entire interior was replaced by the correct Euro carpets and fabrics, all sourced and installed by Lenny Coop of West Coast Classic Restorations. The correct tan dot cloth interior is quite rare and was expertly installed for a true factory look. Despite its age, this fine Oval Window Beetle is in fine fettle and a wonderful vintage car to own. It’s a vintage car that’s easy to live with and simple to maintain, with excellent parts availability. With an accurately executed restoration by marque experts, this example is both pleasing to the eye and tremendously fun to drive; the attention it receives is simply unbelievable. Take advantage of the rare opportunity to step up to one of the very best and enjoy all the perks of driving an icon that was thoroughly and professionally restored to a high standard.
17 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera 911 540 0275 Worldwide Pacific Grove $110,000 $140,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Bitter Chocolate over Tan leather. Numbers matching, top-quality example with original interior and paint, Serviced by trained Porsche technicians, Only an approximate 52,000 actual miles of use, Excellent color combination and highly desirable Targa body style, Accompanied at auction with Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Porsche’s performance models were realigned, with the 2.7-litre Carrera replacing the 911S at the top, and the 911S (also 2.7 litres) now positioned in place of 911E. The 911 Carrera was available with the “Burzel” or “ducktail rear spoiler of its predecessor, the “whale tail” from 1975, or no spoiler at all for a clean ‘early’ look. The 2.7-litre 911 Carrera was built from August 1973 through July 1975 with 2,243 examples comprising 1,036 Coupes and 433 Targas for Porsche’s RoW markets, plus 528 Coupes and 246 Targas destined for U.S. sale. Numbered 9115400275, this original U.S. delivery Carrera was completed in April 1975 with Bitter Chocolate paint over tan leather upholstery with an extraordinary list of options, including Koni shocks, oil cooler – front, sport seats – left and right, stereo speakers, gold forged alloy wheels, air-conditioning, and electric sliding sunroof. The Carrera was purchased new through Porsche + Audi North of Dublin, Ohio on July 3, 1975, confirmed by its original window sticker, bill of sale, warranty voucher, and purchase paperwork. A lifelong Ohio resident until most recently, 9115400275 has remained extraordinarily original and immaculately preserved throughout. Paint depth readings confirm original paint, with exception of the front bonnet, which was repainted due to normal road wear, and the Carrera retains all original glass, trim, wheels, and nearly all original upholstery. The exterior features an exceptional and glossy paint finish, supple rubber seals, and factory fog lights, plus gold Carrera scripts and matching Fuchs alloy wheels wrapped in new, factory-correct Pirelli 185/70 and 215/60 VR15 CN36 radial tires. Inside the leather-swathed cabin are working air-conditioning, power windows and sunroof, correct dealer-installed Blaupunkt radio, keys, and plush carpeting protected by period sisal floor mats. The front compartment shows to be very much untouched with important items present, spot-welds and paint markings, plus the original date-stamped spare tire, jack, toolkit, dealer-installed electric tire pump, MotoMeter tire gauge in matching leather sheath, period protective bra, Porsche umbrella, and accessories. In addition to an immaculate undercarriage, the engine bay remains remarkably original and completely stock with all emissions equipment (a very rare occurrence) and air-conditioning system properly in place. Importantly, the car is complete with ALL original owner’s books in vinyl sleeve, including the VIN-matched Owner’s Manual, Emission Control System Maintenance and Warranty booklets, Blaupunkt CR-4074 radio manual, Marchal lamp manual, Weber A/C operating instructions, 1975 Porsche 911 Technical Specifications booklet, 1975 911 Technical Data Charts, 1975 911 Passing, Braking and Tire Reserve Load Data pamphlet, 1975 911 Service Information Book, and period repair and magazine publications. An amazing example for any Porsche enthusiast!
18 2003 Aston Martin DB AR1 Zagato Roadster SCFAE62333K800012 Worldwide Pacific Grove $300,000 $350,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Aston Martin Racing Green over Light Tan leather. Extremely limited production; the 12th of just 99 produced with coachwork by Zagato, Only 2,000 miles from new; very well-maintained and serviced, Outstanding colors; desirable six-speed manual gearbox, Retains original owner’s manuals, umbrellas, numbered car cover. This wonderful example is the 12th of just 99 Zagato roadsters built. It has seen approximately 2,000 original miles with just two prior owners from new. Presented in iconic Aston Martin Racing Green with light tan leather piped dark tan and complemented by brown carpeting edged in matching light tan, this DB AR1 benefits from exceptional care remains virtually new in all respects. Included are the original owner’s manuals, umbrellas, and numbered car cover. Given that there were only 99 produced, examples of the Zagato DB AR1 are rarely offered for sale and as such, this stellar DB AR1 must be part of any serious Aston Martin or sporting car collection.
19 1967 Porsche 912 463014 Worldwide Pacific Grove $65,000 $80,000 N/R $55,000 €47,500 -15% Conda Green over unknown. While the Porsche 912 has become increasingly collectible today, precious few excellent examples remain. This 1967 “Short Wheelbase” Porsche 912 is the exception to the rule with exceedingly low mileage of some 22,000 traveled from new. Originally finished a darker shade of Green, possibly Irish Green, this 912 now sports an extremely striking Conda Green paint finish. Otherwise exceptionally original and well-preserved, this stellar 912 is a highly desirable California car and benefits from a limited roster of owners throughout its lifetime to date. Retaining the all-important matching numbers powertrain, this 912 is accompanied at auction by a Certificate of Authenticity issued by Porsche, indicating a matching numbers engine under the deck lid. Renowned since new by Porsche drivers for their excellent dynamics, top-quality examples of the 912 are few and far between in today’s collector-car marketplace. However, with this 1967 Porsche 912, you can purchase one of the best and savor its incomparable experience for yourself.
20 1962 Shelby Cobra CSX2061 Worldwide Pacific Grove $950,000 $1,150,000 $990,000 €854,996 Mid Black over Black leather. Extremely rare as 1 of only 75 first-generation 260 Cobras, Presents with the original engine, transmission and body panels, Representing the genesis of the Shelby American legend, Tested by Tom McCahill for August 1963 Mechanix Illustrated, Owned and enjoyed by the same owner since 1976, Restored by Jeff’s Resurrections to exceptional standards, Incredibly correct benchmark example in original black on black livery. Documented in the Shelby Registry, CSX2061 was finished in black over black livery and billed by AC Cars to Shelby American on December 21, 1962. Notably, CSX2061 was the first Cobra by chassis number recorded with the comment, “Exhaust headers and manifold piping to mufflers” on the invoice issued by AC to Shelby American. Following assembly at AC in England, the Cobra was shipped to Los Angeles and invoiced on March 11, 1963 to Ford dealer Grant Motor Co. of St. Petersburg, Florida at a base price of $5,095 plus desirable features including aluminum rocker covers ($35.40), Wind wings ($13.97), sun visors ($15.04), front bumper ($23.97), rear bumper ($26.97), chrome exhaust tips ($4.25), chrome hood latches ($14.09), heater ($62), a luggage rack ($29), chrome air cleaner ($11.25), seat belts ($29), and Goodyear racing tires ($171.23) for a total of $5,531.17 and a $6,600.55 MSRP. According to the Shelby Registry, the Cobra was driven, rather than shipped, to St. Petersburg, Florida, and the car was reportedly intended for the dealer himself, Bill Grant, Jr. Interestingly, CSX2061 was the cover car for the August 1963 edition of Mechanix Illustrated, with a highly entertaining article penned by pioneering road tester Tom McCahill. Pictured with Shelby American’s large, round early-style Cobra badges and mounting 5.5-inch painted wire wheels, CSX2061 was put through its paces by McCahill, who wrote it was “…a real hairy-chested, swashbuckling little rat that will snap Gramp’s head right off his shoulders if you hit the go pedal when he isn’t ready.” The Cobra was pictured on the magazine’s cover blasting through the sand along the St. Petersburg coastline and as noted by McCahill, “…in hard cornering and bends this job bites in and holds like a nailed-in toupee…On smooth pavement it flies like a magic carpet and its brakes will wrestle you down from better than 100 mph faster than your stomach can understand.” Prophetically, McCahill declared, “…I for one feel the Cobra will make quite a name for itself before it reaches retirement age.” By the mid-1970s, the Cobra was repainted in red and then purchased by the consignor from a Ford dealer in Ogden, Utah during early 1976. He had first seen it over the Christmas holidays of 1975/1976 while on a skiing trip, and having already possessed racing experience, found the Cobra to be an ideal high-performance car well-suited to autocross competition. In fact, he earned the SCCA Panamerican Region B/Stock Autocross championship with the Cobra in 1977. Other racing entries included the A/Stock autocross at the May 1977 Tulsa, Oklahoma SAAC Mid-America meet and an entry at the August 1978 Monterey Historic Races at Laguna Seca, California, where the Cobra was photographed in action, closely dicing with a Ferrari 250 GTO. Around this time, CSX2061 had accumulated just over 50,000 miles and, in 1978, the Cobra accompanied the consignor to an Army posting from Texas to the Judge Advocate General’s Office in Falls Church, Virginia. However, the often-rainy weather conditions stymied further attempts at racing the car. A growing family and the need for more sedate transportation dictated the Cobra’s limited use and storage until the 2011, when it was completely and professionally restored to show-quality standards and down to the last nut and bolt by Jeff Snyder and his staff at Jeff’s Resurrections of Taylor, Texas. In addition to total disassembly and a bare-metal body strip and refinish, the Cobra was returned to its factory original black-on-black livery. All fasteners were correctly re-plated or refinished, the heater was rebuilt and detailed, leaf springs wrapped in cloth as original at AC, and factory chalk markings expertly replicated. Unlike many surviving Cobras today, CSX2061 retains its original body panels, its original 260-cid Ford small-block V-8 engine, which was rebuilt, plus the original aluminum-case Borg-Warner T10 four-speed manual transmission and the original differential. All other components are either refurbished original items or New Old Stock (NOS) equivalents, lending exceptional authenticity to this rare early Cobra’s incomparable character. As offered, this beautifully restored, early “slab-side” 260 Cobra is correct, down to fine details including the minute windshield washer nozzles. As offered, the black paint finish remains excellent and the car’s visual appearance is consistent with an excellent, highly detailed restoration. Appropriately following completion in 2012, the Cobra returned to Laguna Seca to take part in the 50th Anniversary of the Cobra celebrations held during the Monterey Historic Races. Numerous accolades have been earned on the show field for CSX 2061, which is regared as one of the most pure examples of its kind. Accompanied by before-and-after restoration and racing images and an original owner’s manual, CSX2061 is, simply put, an exceptionally rare, investment-grade early Cobra ready to anchor any fine collection of historic race-bred automotive icons.
21 1927 Locomobile Model 90 Sportif 33464 Worldwide Pacific Grove $175,000 $250,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Forrest Green and Black over Tan leather. Unrestored, highly original including paint and interior, Extremely rare – one of as few as four survivors known to the Locomobile Society, Purchased new by Cliff Durant, son of famed early auto executive Billy Durant, Sold by Durant family to early L.A. car collector, “Bud” Cohn in 1950, Limited roster of owners; documented with letter by Mr. Cohn, An enduring exemplar of Locomobile’s legendary quality and durability, A CCCA Full Classic®. According to its known history, this 1927 Locomobile Model 6-90 Sportif is a three-owner vehicle from new. It was special-ordered and purchased new by “Billy” Durant’s son Cliff, who was an accomplished Indianapolis 500 racing driver, team owner, aviator, and businessman who served as president of Durant Motors at the time. Numbered 33464 and equipped with a dashing dual-windshield ‘Sportif’ touring body and many special features, this Model 6-90 was sold circa March 1950 by the Durant family to noted and long-running classic car collector and enthusiast M.L. “Bud” Cohn of Los Angeles, California. Well-known for his appreciation of top-quality classic cars, Mr. Cohn’s highly publicized purchase of a Mercedes-Benz 540K Roadster at a 1979 Christie’s auction redefined the classic-car auction market at one stroke. Documented by a letter on file from Mr. Cohn, he sold the Locomobile to the current owner on February 26, 1976. Only shown publicly at four events since then, 33464 placed 3rd at it’s only competitive showing, the Los Angeles Concours d’Elegance, on June 26, 1976. Clearly benefiting from climate-controlled garage storage for many years, the Locomobile remains wonderfully unrestored and retains its original and nicely patinated Forest Green paint finish accented by black fenders, 21-inch wood-spoke wheels, six-ply Gehrig tires, a flying Eagle radiator mascot, a rare special-order, stanchion-mounted spotlight, rear luggage trunk, and twin mounted spare tires. The interior compartment is similarly original and excellent, including as are the wooden items. All gauges are factory-original, including the clock. A fuel-pressure gauge is also present; however, the fuel-level gauge is mounted on the tank. A cut-glass light provides ease of entry and exit on the passenger side of the vehicle, and the rear-passenger compartment is equipped with foot bars, reading lights, and an ashtray. The wooden convertible top bows remain wonderful to match and the top is held down by leather straps. While equipped with electric starting, this Model 90 can be hand-cranked as necessary; the starter crank, jack, and tools that came with the car accompany it at auction. Simply striking and incredibly original in presentation and quick starting, this extremely rare three-owner 1927 Locomobile is a highly sporting CCCA Full Classic® automobile that will provide a welcome entry into a multitude of highly enjoyable events and a sophisticated and capable experience belying its age. Given its extreme rarity and early ownership by former Locomobile president Cliff Durant, it also provides a wonderful link to America’s early automotive heritage.
22 1957 Volkswagen Beetle 1473718 Worldwide Pacific Grove $45,000 $65,000 N/R $37,400 €32,300 -17% Polar Silver over Red leatherette. A deluxe model of the highly desirable Type 1 Beetle, Meticulously restored to a high standard, Original engine and transmission are fully restored, Beautiful red leatherette interior. The car is beautifully finished in Polar Silver with the original German style red leatherette interior, German mohair carpets, and headliner. It’s a Deluxe model with chrome body side moldings and chrome dash trim and includes the Volkswagen tool kit and original jack. Like all European market cars, it has the Euro front and rear bumpers and the semaphore (flag like) lighted turn signals. Only the finest quality NOS parts were used, and the car sports the original and very rare glass tail lamps. Even the steering wheel and ivory shift knob are original to the car. It’s powered by its original single port 1,192 cc motor and four-speed gearbox, with a new six-volt electrical system in place, and rides on Firestone whitewall tires and the original wheels and hubcaps. A well-restored Type 1 like this example has become a blue-chip collector car that is in constant demand, with great memories for millions of drivers, and a nostalgia factor that has kept its popularity alive for decades.
23 1941 Chrysler Town & Country Station Wagon 7706531 Worldwide Pacific Grove $375,000 $425,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Burgundy and wood over Burgundy. Rare and highly coveted early “Barrelback” design, Highly optioned with seating for nine, Striking White Ash and Mahogany woodwork, Well-maintained and presented restoration, 1 of an estimated 23 remaining examples. A lovely example of this rare car, this Barrelback is finished in classic burgundy and the imposing size of this car speaks to a time when bigger was better. This car was purchased in Palm Springs eight years ago after a full restoration and has resided since then in a collection with a full-time maintenance staff. Streamlining was the order of the day in the 1940s and this Town & Country is no exception. Gone were the bulky and upright radiators of the 1930s and in were the rounded and styled lines as demonstrated on the front-end of this wagon. Six large horizontal bars mark the lower half of the front-end while Chrysler’s Art Deco inspired hood ornament rides atop its finely sculptured hood. Chrysler’s signature logo appears front and center and the hood carries trim spears back to the cowl. Chrysler contracted with Perkins Wood products of Helena, Arkansas for the fine White Ash and Mahogany veneer that adorns this beautiful car. All woodwork on this car has received the most dedicated care in keeping it pristine and it carries a nice shine. This Barrelback also sports a large luggage rack on the roof complete with wood trim spears to protect the paint from carried objects. At the rear is the magnificent “Barrelback” cargo door that made the Town & Country different than any other wagon of the era. A large and ornamental badge above the rear doors proudly proclaims that this Chrysler has Fluid Drive, the advanced semi-automatic transmission. The interior of this Chrysler is finished in red leather with real wood door panels. Red carpeting is correctly sewn, and form fits the entire floor pan. In keeping with the decadent era of the 1940s the dashboard is a work-of-art with a jewel-like clock and a vertical themed radio complete with push button presets. A simulated Mother-of-Pearl inlay covers the dash and the Town & Country name is beautifully spelled out across a polished chrome plate. Chrysler overlooked nothing in interior comfort as even the bows that hold the headliner in place are real wood. Power for this wagon comes from Chrysler’s tried and proven 241 cubic-inch L-head inline six-cylinder engine rated at 108 horsepower mated to a Fluid Drive transmission that makes driving easy. The engine compartment is driver quality and would need only refreshing for show duty. The era of a real wood-bodied station wagon is long past, but this Chrysler Town & Country takes us back to the very pinnacle of that era with its fine wood and gorgeous lines. It was certainly a car for the country estate and it’s rather easy to imagine driving in fine style in this car. These “Barrelback” wagons and they are exceedingly rare today. An outstanding automobile, this Town & Country is ready to show and enjoy.
24 1967 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Coupe AM115*074 Worldwide Pacific Grove $190,000 $230,000 $170,550 €147,292 -10% Rosso over Crema leather. Exceptional original condition with one repaint, Recent 30-year ownership; original interior. Offered here is a first year Ghibli in classic Italian Red that has just emerged from 30 years of long-term single ownership. It is known that it has had one repaint, but all else appears to remain original to the car. The svelte bodylines of the Ghibli are nicely displayed in this example, which rides on its correct factory magnesium Campagnolo wheels. All exterior trim is accounted for and all door seams and panel gaps are just as Maserati built them. Maserati’s signature Trident trademark leads the way at the center of the grille and a simple, yet elegant, design is found at the rear with the Maserati name written on the rear trunk. Most interesting is that the Ghibli was designed with two fuel doors so that it could be fueled up from either side. The repaint was commissioned in this Ghibli’s original color in order to preserve its authentic factory look. The interior is original to the car and is complete. There are no major rips or blemishes in the upholstery, all door and kick panels are in good condition, and the carpets also remain original. In fine GT fashion, the dashboard layout provides a true driver’s environment with its expansive layout across the entire length so that all gauges can be quickly inspected at a glance. A large center console houses the shifter, radio, and air vents,while a real wood tri-spoke steering wheel adds the crowning touch. The engine in this Ghibli is the 4.7-litre dual-overhead-camshaft alloy V-8 engine delivering 330 horsepower. The engine compartment is largely original and looks to have received periodic maintenance. This wonderful Ghibli has been recently driven but may require some mechanical review and proper service before returning to regular road use. While many would argue that Maserati’s real roots were in racing cars, the fact is the company is far better known for its competition-flavored GT road cars. The Ghibli was one of those spectacular machines. The term “it’s only original once” certainly applies here as this Ghibli has just one repaint from new and enough overall originality to be a preservation-class car. No collection is complete without a fine Italian GT and this Ghibli can easily answer the call.
25 1993 Mercedes-Benz 300TE Station Wagon ?? Worldwide Pacific Grove $55,000 $75,000 N/R $22,000 €19,000 -60% Beige over Cream leather. Titled in Shirley Temple-Black’s name, Used as her official state vehicle as US Ambassador, Original purchase documents included, Owned by Ms. Temple-Black until her passing in 2014. This beautiful 300 TE wagon was purchased new by Shirley Temple Black in 1993 and survives today with the original paint and bodywork both in excellent condition. Showing careful use, it is nicely optioned with a tan interior, air-conditioning, sunroof, and power seats, power doors, and power locks. An unusual option is the Electric Rear Window Shade (Code 540), no doubt purchased and put in place as an added security precaution for the world-famous American Ambassador. Pop the hood, and the inline six-cylinder engine is clean and correct and continues to provide smooth power delivery and the very quiet ride you’d expect from a Mercedes-Benz luxury wagon. It features the optional Acceleration Slip Control (Code 471) for secure traction, and the luxurious wagon is fully prepared to bite off big highway miles on your next road trip. The car has been fully and professionally serviced by Stuttgart Motors and remains in exceptional condition overall. It’s no slouch in terms of performance, with a 140-mph top speed, all while tooling down the highway with seating for five in the undeniable luxury and renowned safety that Mercedes is famous for delivering. Ms. Temple-Black owned this car from new until her passing in 2014 and included with its sale are all the purchase and registration documents and an Embassy Flag that affixes to the front bumper which was used by her during actual embassy visits. If a highly original, impeccably serviced Mercedes Station Wagon is of interest, you’ll find none finer that Shirley Temple’s personal 1993 Mercedes-Benz 300TE presented here. As offered, it is a highly documented example of one of the most interesting Mercedes-Benz models of the early 1990s.
26 1968 Ferrari 365GT 2+2 11649 Worldwide Pacific Grove $225,000 $250,000 Withdrawn Withdrawn N/A Argento over Blu leather. Preservation Winner, Cavallino Classic 1992, Just under 40,000 miles; fresh Argento respray, Striking original interior; matching numbers drivetrain, air-conditioning, Ferrari’s renowned late 1960s high-speed GT, Sold new to Canada; 20 years with original owner, Owned late-1980s-2013 by noted collector, Bill Raithel. According to factory records, this car was originally designated to be delivered to a Ferrari dealer in Milan, Italy, only to be diverted during production to the well-known Canadian dealer George Woolley at his facility in Quebec, Ontario. Remaining with its first owner in Canada for the first 20 years of its life, this marvelous 2+2 coupe was driven just 26,000 miles during those first two decades. In the late 1980s, this Ferrari migrated to the United States where it was acquired by noted automotive enthusiast, Bill Raithel. In 1992, he exhibited it at the Cavallino Classic where its originality and outstanding condition was honored by capturing the coveted Preservation Cup. It would remain a part of the Raithel collection until 2013 when it was offered for auction, at which time it was acquired by T. Gildred who took the car to California where it was given the utmost care. Today, showing only some 40,000 original miles, this beautiful 365 GT 2+2 presents a most exciting ride for its driver and up to three passengers in style. Recently, after nearly 50 years, the original Argento was given a fresh respray, while the original beautiful blue leather interior has been retained. The design of this car is accentuated by the original Cromodora alloy wheels fitted with fresh rubber on all four corners, while under the hood the original numbers matching drive-train has been completely sorted out and the trio of Weber carburetors work together to provide a sweet symphony of horsepower and speed. Working through the five-speed gear box is as smooth as pulling a hot knife through butter. Inspecting the service history files on this car, it shows that all recommended and needed maintenance has been conducted by experts in the field of Ferrari with nothing overlooked. Even the original air-conditioning system operates as it was originally designed providing cooling-air for those inside. Included with this car are the original books and manuals, plus a full assortment of tools stored in their roll-up leather satchel, and includes factory jack. This is a prime example of how a well cared for Ferrari can be both highly attractive and usable at the same time. As such, 11649 is ready to head out to a sporting vintage car rally or the show field.
27 1958 Buick Limited Convertible 8E1010461 Worldwide Pacific Grove $175,000 $200,000 $181,500 €156,749 Mid Seminole Red over Red leather. Excellent restoration of a one-year only model, Striking Seminole Red exterior with red leather interior, 1 of 839 examples. The example offered here is finished in Buick’s captivating Seminole Red with a matching red leather interior and makes a dramatic statement about American car design of the late 1950s. Starting at the front, this Limited wears a massive grille that’s adorned with no less than 160 chrome square insets and twin chromium bullets flanked by turn signal lights that are housed in their own streamlined nacelles. The Buick name is spelled out in separate die cast letters and twin “V” styled gun sight ornaments ride on each front fender that used Buick’s new-for-1958 quad headlamp set up. There is literally no body panel on the Limited that is untouched by gleaming chrome, especially down the sides of its almost 19-foot long body. At the rear, its twin jet-like fins carry a sharp angle into tail lamps that are louvered. Its gigantic rear bumper runs all the way from the rear wheel arches with enough chrome to almost build another car. The elegantly written Limited name appears at the front of the rear quarter panel and tells the world that this is a special car. The interior is everything one would expect from a Buick with beautifully pleated red leather that’s soft and supple. The dashboard layout is straight out of a science fiction movie with futuristic gauges, jet-like pods, and dazzling chrome. This Buick still retains its AM radio and also has a clock above the glove box. Gadgets were all the rage in the 1950s, and this Limited is equipped with GM’s Autronic Eye that uses a light-sensing phototube to automatically switch the headlamps from high to low when an oncoming car approached. Power for the Limited comes from Buick’s 364 cubic-inch overhead valve V-8 engine rated at 300 horsepower, mated to a two-speed Dynaflow automatic transmission. The engine compartment in this car is impeccably detailed and presents as new with correct colors, authentic hose clamps, and all wiring properly sorted. Indeed, the attention paid to the detail in this engine’s presentation speaks to the quality of this car’s restoration. As one of America’s oldest car companies, the Buick name has stood tall for well over 100 years. Whether it’s a Brass Era Buick or a modern Regal, the Buick story parallels the history of the motorcar. This Buick Limited convertible from the glory days of 1958 is a car that turns heads wherever it goes. It’s also a very rare car as 1 of just 839 built in what would be both the first and last season for the Limited. For the very best from the era that proved to be the very pinnacle of American automotive design, this 1958 Limited is a car that’s ready for the concours show field. via RM Scottsdale ’08 $198k.
29 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster 1600 83881 Worldwide Pacific Grove $450,000 $550,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Silver Metallic over Red leatherette. Matching numbers example with only three owners from new, Highly desirable T2 Final year production Speedster, A rare and iconic Porsche model in high collector demand, Accompanied by Certificate of Authenticity issued by Porsche, Expertly restored both cosmetically and mechanically. This late-production 1958 Porsche 356A/1600 Speedster is particularly desirable with its one year only “T2” body style. It was completed on October 8, 1957 and equipped with options including sealed beam headlights, a speedometer calibrated in miles per hour, and USA-specification bumpers. Believed to have been sold new in Texas, 83881 was originally delivered in Silver Metallic paint with red leatherette upholstery, a red boot cover, plus whitewall tires. The original owner retained the Speedster for some 40 years, and it is accompanied at auction with a wonderful period color photograph of the owner’s daughter in her Sunday dress with the Speedster, their lovely mid-Century Modern home and a Hudson Hornet in the background. The Speedster was sold during the early 2000s to an Ohio-based collector, although the car remained in Texas for restoration. The comprehensive restoration, with the exception of the mechanicals, was completed during 2008 but, before the car could be shipped to Ohio, the then-owner passed away. The third and current Californian owner purchased the Speedster from his heirs and stands technically as the second owner to have ever driven the car. The Speedster remains true to its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity with the exception of a more attractive black top-boot cover. The current owner had the engine and gearbox rebuilt in 2009-2010 by Scott Hendry of Scott’s Automotive in Anaheim, California. With some $150,000 invested, receipts for all restoration work are included in the sale of this great example. Given Mr. Hendry’s well-deserved reputation as a highly regarded Porsche mechanic, the Speedster is offered in exceptional operating and driving order. Of note, when the Speedster’s original, matching numbers 1600 engine was rebuilt, it was uprated to ‘1600 Super’ specification, and likely delivers even more power and is still mated to its original gearbox. In 2017, the owner took to additional restoration of suspension, brakes and new tires were installed. The presently indicated miles on the car were accumulated since the engine rebuild, and the odometer now shows about 5,000 miles. Retaining the matching numbers engine and gearbox, this exceptionally presented, rare, and immensely collectible 1958 Porsche 356A T2 Speedster also features the original number-stamped hood and doors, date-stamped fuel-level sending unit, handsome Nardi steering wheel, side curtains, and tool kit. No worthy sports car collection is complete without a quality 356 Speedster and this example is certainly one of the finest available.
30 1938 Mercedes-Benz 170V Cabriolet 414843 Worldwide Pacific Grove $140,000 $160,000 $126,500 €109,249 -10% Black and Red over Red leather. Striking design and Sindelfingen open coach-built body, Quality, very nicely preserved, 1990s restoration, Featured, May/June 1997 issue of “The Star” magazine, Sophisticated underpinnings and driving experience. Our featured example of this rare and desirable coachbuilt Mercedes-Benz was recently part of the collection of renowned contemporary American realist painter, Jamie Wyeth. It was completely restored beginning in 1990 by Magno Restorations of Massachusetts and has been featured in the May/June 1997 issue of “The Star” magazine. It has been very well cared for since the high quality restoration was completed, and it presents today in lovely condition. The two-tone black and red paint is period correct and highlights the handsome lines of this rare and desirable body style. Beautiful concours quality chrome work remains in excellent order and the body fit and alignment confirm the very high level restoration. Signature steel disc wheels are painted red and provide visual accents against the black fenders. The body style is simple, yet finely detailed, with features including an inset rear-mounted spare tire, small trunk behind the top, exposed landau irons, and cowl-mounted trafficators. The cabin is trimmed in lovely dark red leather complementing the exterior paint scheme. Soft trim remains very good, showing light use since restoration while presenting a welcoming character. Instruments, switchgear, and interior brightwork are all very good, showing some light wear yet remaining very attractive. A side-facing rear “kinderseat” accommodates the occasional second passenger. Beneath the bonnet resides the 1,697cc side-valve four-cylinder engine. This example is well detailed with proper fittings and hardware, though not over restored or fussy. The engine produces 38 horsepower and drives the rear wheels via a four-speed manual gearbox. Four-wheel hydraulic brakes and independent suspension supply surprising modernity on the road. Following its high quality restoration, this car was shown at numerous prestigious venues including Meadowbrook, the Castle Hill Concours, Lime Rock Vintage Fall Festival, Radnor Hunt Concours, and more. It was displayed at the Lars Anderson Museum’s Mercedes Retrospective and was even featured for a Saks Fifth Avenue advertisement. Remaining handsome, it is ready for tours, rallies, or simply to enjoy on your favorite country roads. This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a glamorous prewar coach-built Mercedes-Benz that can be thoroughly enjoyed in equal measure on the road and show field.
31 1983 Porsche 944 WP0AA0942DN462558 Worldwide Pacific Grove $20,000 $30,000 N/R $19,800 €17,100 -1% Guards Red over Black. A one owner, 29,000-mile car in pristine condition, Highly original down to the wheels and tires, Original Guards Red paint in excellent condition. This lovely Guards Red example features the original Porsche-built engine that has literally never been apart, simply maintained from new by a single owner. It’s clean and correct throughout, with innovative Mitsubishi engine balancing in the aluminum block four-cylinder handled by twin counter-rotating shafts. Bosch LE-Jetronic fuel injection provides the fuel and, with ventilated power disc brakes all around, Porsche made sure that safety was a priority. The interior is in like-new condition with leather seating and clean carpets. A new dash layout debuted in 1983, with classic analog gauges sharing the center console with the German automatic gearbox. The paint is original Guards Red applied in the Porsche factory, and the wider wheel arches make the profile of the 1983 944 one of the best. Finding any car in this pristine condition is amazing, but even better when one caretaker chose this car 35 years ago then proceeded to enjoy it carefully and sparingly. He can claim every one of the 29,000 miles since taking it home from the dealer, and it’s highly original, down to the cast alloy wheels and Michelin tires. It’s been cherished since new and presents a rare opportunity for a lucky Porsche enthusiast today. The car is offered with a clean Carfax® document and the previous owner meticulously took care of every manual, document and tool provided with the car. For the very best in 944 provenance and performance, this 29,000-mile original Porsche is worthy of any enthusiast’s praise and recognition.
32 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 750F Spider Veloce AR1495*05063 Worldwide Pacific Grove $140,000 $160,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Rosso over Nero leather. Offered with Alfa Romeo Classiche Certificate of Origin, Exceptional quality car with numbers-matching engine, Meticulous three-year, concours-quality restoration by marque experts, 1st Place winner at 2011 AROC Convention, Excellent documentation including records and receipts, Ideal entrant to important touring and concours events, Less than 200 miles of use since restoration completed. This Giulietta Spider Veloce offered here is undoubtedly one of the finest examples in recent memory. A letter on hand from Marco Fazio of the Alfa Romeo Historic Motoring Documentation Center in Italy confirms it was manufactured on December 12, 1958, and the accompanying Certificate of Origin confirms this Giulietta retains the matching numbers engine. Purchased by a true Midwestern Alfa Romeo connoisseur, this magnificent example provided an ideal starting point for a top-quality, concours-level professional restoration which was executed over a three-year timeframe from 2009 to 2012 by Alfisti Motorsports of Bloomington, Illinois. Receipts on file document the many NOS parts used, and the expense and intensive effort in obtaining them. The engine and transmission were rebuilt by Richard Stevens, the renowned Alfa Romeo racer and engine builder based out of Florida. Gauges were rebuilt by Palo Alto Speedometer, and many interior components were sourced from Re-Originals. Heavy research and attention to correctness were integral to the restoration and the Spider remains as impressive underneath – including original spot welds – as it does on its sexy exterior. In testimony to its exceptional, top-quality restoration, this Spider Veloce earned top honors at the 2011 AROC meeting held in Lexington, Kentucky, where it profoundly impressed the judges scrutinizing it. Importantly, the highly responsive engine retains its original air box plenum, Weber carburetors, and all correct parts and fittings are in place. As offered, this top-specification Giulietta Spider Veloce shows less than 200 miles since restoration, and a large file documents the meticulous restoration work lavished on it. Additionally, the consignor has applied for an Alfa Romeo Classiche Certificate. Eligible for great events including the California Mille, Colorado Grand, and other desirable vintage rallies worldwide, this impeccable 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce is an ideal example for any enthusiast and would certainly be a wonderful addition to a collection of sporting legends.
33 1968 Shelby GT500 Convertible 8T03S149505-01792 Worldwide Pacific Grove $130,000 $160,000 Not sold Not sold N/A “Sunlight Gold over Black vinyl. Rare and coveted GT500 convertible, 1 of only 402 examples originally produced, Meticulous restoration to factory specification, Retains original four-speed; period-correct Philco radio, Build sheet, Marti Report, and factory tags. This stunning GT500 finished in its original Sunlit Gold paint scheme, is one of 402 convertibles created during the model year. It has been meticulously restored back to its original factory specification in both cosmetics and mechanical components. According to the consignor, this car was delivered new exactly how it is presented today. Treated to a repaint several years ago, the Sunlit Gold metallic finish has held up well and looks like it just rolled out of the showroom. The black vinyl seats have been replicated with their original grain and pain-staking accuracy with the proper stitching patterns followed just as they were installed back at the Metuchen, New Jersey assembly plant. Today, the car is properly presented in its original color scheme. The black soft top was replaced around the same time as the rest of the cosmetic restoration process. Riding on an original set of Shelby’s 10-spoke alloy wheel, they are shod with newer BF Goodrich radial tires. The original transmission has been rebuilt and reinstalled and, at great expense, a period-correct Philco AM radio was sourced and put in the car just as when the car was new. Verification of the vehicles of this caliber is paramount and this Shelby GT500 has all the right stuff. The original door tag, or data plate, remains on the vehicle to this day. Under the hood you will find the Shelby American VIN tag, also in its original location, and most important is the buck-tag that was attached to this car at the start of its assembly process. Also located with the car is an original broadcast form, or build sheet, that acts as a car’s birth certificate, chronicling exactly what items this car was equipped with from new. Topping off the heritage list is a report from Marti Works that draws its information directly from Ford factory records. According to the consignor, this GT500 is fast and tracks true and straight. Born at the same time as America was preparing to go to the moon, this Sunlit Gold GT500 convertible is ready to launch you into orbit as you will find that this Shelby has received an “all systems go” designation.
34 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible 578M04169 Worldwide Pacific Grove $80,000 $100,000 N/R $49,500 €42,750 -38% Ice Green over Tan leather. Equipped with powerful and rare J2 triple-carburetor intake, High quality and well-preserved restoration, Power steering, power brakes and desirable wire-spoke wheels, Finished in Oldsmobile’s distinctive “Ice Green” paint. A dazzling example of Oldsmobile’s glorious years of the 1950s, this 1957 Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible features the J2 intake system and benefits from a full restoration that has been very well-preserved ever since, with little evidence of wear as offered. It has been properly stored and maintained and only used in favorable weather. This Super 88 Convertible is handsomely finished in Ice Green and rides on a set of wire wheels mounting period-style wide whitewall tires. All chrome gleams and is highly polished for a like-new appearance. Oldsmobile’s signature massive front grille runs the full width of the car, but it’s the little touches that identify this car as an icon of the 1950s. Oldsmobile spared nothing in the design of the Super 88 for 1957 with side body trim spears and twin jet-inspired fender ornaments echoing the central hood spear. The front fenders carry the ‘Super 88’ crest in an overlaid rocket theme that’s pure 1950s “Jet Age” fare. At the rear is a large wraparound bumper with huge and imposing taillights mounted high in the body. At a time when Cadillac and Chevrolet were reaching for the stars with their tail fins, Oldsmobile had a design that was smooth and tasteful as it did not rise above the body line. The interior carries the jet-inspired appearance to match the outside of the car, finished in a tasteful upholstery with handsome green carpeting. The padded wraparound dash is equipped with a “space-age” central speedometer flanked by a host of chrome buttons, dials, and control switches. Oldsmobile’s oval and crosshair crest is also found at the center of the steering wheel. The restoration of this Super 88 is validated in the fine upholstery stitching and nicely polished trim work. As a full-size cruiser from the 1950s, this Super 88 has more than enough room for both front and rear passengers. The engine compartment in this Super 88 is nicely detailed and speaks directly to the level of care and preservation this car has received since its restoration. Even more impressive is the J2 intake system that kicks this car’s horsepower rating to 312. As a $395 option, the J2 wasn’t cheap but, for power to spare, there was nothing like it in ’57. In fact, the J2 was not even recommended by Oldsmobile for street use, but that didn’t stop everyone from ordering it. Amenities in this Super 88 include power steering, power brakes, and a power top. Also present with this Super 88 is extensive documentation including all restoration receipts, restoration photos, service manuals, and several pieces of period advertising materials. The 1950s are filled with some of the best cars that ever rolled out of Detroit. This beautifully styled Super 88 Convertible is not only the quintessential cruiser from the late 1950s, it also sports a powerful V-8 with the rare J2 intake system. Certainly, top-down driving on a fine summer evening doesn’t get any better than in a 1950s convertible, and this Oldsmobile is ready to enjoy.
35 1967 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 01054 Worldwide Pacific Grove $475,000 $550,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Rosso Corsa over Nero leather. 1 of only 247 produced; numbers matching example, Provenance includes single-family ownership for 48 years, Exceptionally original condition, ideal for preservation and enjoyment, California “Black Plate car,” last registered in 1989, Includes history file and service records dating back to 1975, Exciting discovery of a revered early Lamborghini model, Includes original owner’s manual, knock-off hammer and jack in bag. One of as few as 247 examples produced according to marque experts, this 1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 marks an exciting find at auction as a California “Black Plate” car with wonderful provenance including 48 years of single-family ownership. Numbered 01054, known history dates to circa-1970, when Robert Edward Cannon of Santa Barbara, California purchased 01054, presumably from the original owner. Service records on file commence July 23, 1975 when the car had 29,025 recorded miles and continue to September 24, 1986. At the time of cataloguing, 31,458 miles are indicated on the odometer and are believed to be original. As offered, 01054 is a highly fascinating, virtual “time capsule” with all factory-applied and installed decals, VIN plates, the Touring body number plate, and chassis numbers properly in their respective places. The interior compartment is original and quite remarkable in presentation with well-preserved pigskin leather upholstery, the original carpeting, and “like new” dash, center console, and door panels. Additionally, the Lamborghini retains all original glass including the rear window with defroster, Hella lights, original windshield-wiper arms, mirror, chrome and trim, wire wheels, FIAAM air-filter boxes, a Motorola solid-state radio, and Jaeger instruments which are fascinating works of art unto themselves. From its “Bicentennial” protective plastic used to preserve the leather panels and seats, to a copy of the Los Angeles Times newspaper dated September 14, 1986, the entire car seems frozen in time and inspecting it really becomes an education of how these cars were built, delivered, and subsequently preserved for posterity by a caring long-term owner. Upon inspection, the underside of the vehicle remains remarkably original and corrosion-free in appearance. The factory-applied undercoating remains intact throughout and the entire body is straight with consistent panel gaps throughout. An early Lamborghini of this quality and originality has likely not been offered in the United States for a very long time. Certainly, it offers a truly rare opportunity to acquire a limited-production, unrestored early example of one of the storied marque’s foundational V-12 Grand Touring models.
36 1993 Ferrari 512TR 95283 Worldwide Pacific Grove $200,000 $240,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Nero over Nero leather. 1 of only 408 examples delivered to the USA 1993-1995, Limited owner roster with thoughtful preservation, Original paint, upholstery, trim and glass; refreshing livery, Ferrari Classiche Certified with “Red Book” on file, All original manuals in leather folio, tool case, keys and accessories, Top mechanical condition with all service records from new, Engine-out, complete major service performed in January 2014 – just 2,000 miles ago, Clean Carfax® and AutoCheck® reports. Completed in September 1992, this striking 512 TR was originally supplied new to the U.S. market as one of only 408 examples to do so over a short three-year production span. Its original all-Nero livery is a refreshing break from the typical Ferrari palette, and remains in original and very well-preserved condition with less than 33,000 original miles traveled. The TR retains all factory identification decals, plaques, trim, glass, upholstery, and is offered complete with ALL original matching manuals in their factory leather folio, plus a tool case, emergency light in pouch, both folding keys and key code tags, a model brochure, Ferrari Classiche “Red Book” and plaque, a tailored Ferrari car cover, and all records from new. With over two decades of meticulous servicing provided by factory-authorized dealerships and retaining its original cosmetics, this 1993 Ferrari 512 TR further benefits from an engine-out, complete major service performed just 2,000 miles ago and comes with clean Carfax® and AutoCheck® vehicle history reports. As such, this is a first-class example of the refined Ferrari Testarossa for the discerning modern classic and ‘Supercar’ connoisseur. Ticking all the boxes for an astute 12-cylinder Ferrari purchase, it marks a great opportunity with full history known from new, limited keepers, and an impressive dossier of documentation and service records included.
37 1974 Volkswagen Thing 1842320865 Worldwide Pacific Grove $35,000 $55,000 N/R $27,500 €23,750 -21% Yellow and Black over Plaid. Exceptional restoration of a sound and complete vehicle, Renowned German engineering in an undeniably fun package, Rare optional waterproof plaid seating surfaces, Boot cover, side windows and original carrying bags included, Rare and desirable factory-optional running boards. The owner of this VW Thing searched for over a year to find a rust-free specimen with a straight body retaining all original parts. In addition to a bare-metal refinish in the original Sunshine Yellow, the floor was media-blasted and coated with a Kevlar weatherproof texture and the seats were professionally reupholstered using original Volkswagen materials in the special-order, two-tone waterproof yellow plaid and black motif. Very few factory options were available, and this Thing has three – the plaid waterproof seating surfaces, one-year-only black Euro-spec door handles and light housings and running boards. All rubber seals were removed and replaced. The convertible top frame was disassembled and powder-coated in original black, and a brand new German Haartz cloth top cover is freshly installed. This Thing drives exceptionally well and is meticulously clean throughout. The engine was rebuilt by a marque specialist using only the best correct parts available. The four-speed manual gearbox is original and fully rebuilt to match and allows easy highway speeds. The underpinnings were fully rebuilt as well, for a smooth and enjoyable ride, and the Thing rides on the original and fully restored 1974 wheels mounting a new set of radial tires. Other outstanding features include a convertible top boot cover, slide-in side windows complete with original carrying cases, coco floor mats and glove box. This Thing was restored by the best people in the business for a very serious private collector. It would make the perfect summer beach vehicle or cottage cruiser, right at home in The Hamptons or Malibu. With its “function and fun” dual nature and driven by one of the world’s most famous power plants, it’s no wonder that these classic Things attract attention and admiration everywhere they appear today.
38 1966 Shelby GT350 SFM6S1159 Worldwide Pacific Grove $125,000 $175,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Wimbledon White and Blue over Black semi race. One owner since ’84, verified in SAAC register, Howard Pardee, Highly competitive and campaigned racecar, road registered in CA, History well-documented in the SAAC Shelby Registry, Mechanicals and maintenance by the best names in California racing. Numbered SFM6S1159, this original GT350H is documented in the Shelby Registry published by SAAC. Factory-finished in blue, it also received a radio unit installed at Carroll Shelby’s Hi-Performance Motors of El Segundo, California on March 1, 1966. Shipped to Metke Ford Motors Inc. of Bellevue, Washington on March 4, 1966 for dealer preparation prior to delivery to Hertz Rent-A-Car in Seattle, the car was invoiced at $3,514 plus $104.56 for chrome Magnum ‘500’ wheels, $45.45 for the radio, $39.58 for a power-brake booster, $20 pre-delivery charge, and $141.75 freight for a grand total of $3,865.34. Following retirement from the Hertz rental fleet, 6S1159 was purchased by Californian Ken Nelsen. He subsequently advertised it for sale in the March 1973 Cobra Club newsletter and one Mr. Johanis, also of California, purchased it and had it painted white with blue stripes. The consignor purchased the GT350 in 1984 and by 1989, the car was set up for vintage racing with an R-model front apron, fiberglass rear bumper, and the other necessary performance modifications and safety equipment for competition use. Dave Dralley performed suspension work in 1996. The GT350’s original 289 V-8 was rebuilt during the early 2000s by Michael Eisenberg’s respected MAECO Motorsports firm, and a subsequent engine rebuild, and maintenance work were performed by Steve Beck of Checkpoint Automotive. The GT350 was raced under VARA and SVRA auspices about four times annually through 2015. Among its many entries over the years were the Palm Springs road races from 1989 through 1997, races at Pomona, California, where it took First Place in the B-Production 1 class, and various GT350/Trans Am races at SAAC conventions. Most recently, the consignor participated in a 38-car field of GT350s at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, which celebrated the landmark 50th Anniversary of the launch of the all-conquering Shelby GT350. Capable of being tuned for the street or the track, this 1966 Shelby GT350 is road-registered in California and occasionally street-driven, making it quite likely one of the world’s fastest street-legal GT350s
39 1931 Cadillac 370A 5 pass Sport Phaeton 1001581 Worldwide Pacific Grove $180,000 $230,000 Not sold Not sold N/A
40 1994 Dodge Viper RT/10 1B3BR65E1RV100910 Worldwide Pacific Grove $30,000 $40,000 N/R $31,900 €27,550 Mid Red over Cream leather. A highly original and collectible First-Generation Viper, One owner from new and just 12,400 original miles, The radical analog American Supercar that started a revolution, Complete with hard top, soft top and side curtains, Accompanied by original books and document folio, Clean Carfax® and AutoCheck® vehicle history reports. This particular first-generation RT/10 has resided in the same noteworthy northern Florida-based collection since new. As offered, it has covered only 12,400 original miles and remains complete and mechanically sound as a very usable example of the wicked Viper with excellent known history. This highly original, first-generation Viper comes with a hard top, soft top and side curtains and it is accompanied by original books in its factory-issued document folio, along with clean Carfax® and AutoCheck® vehicle history reports confirming its long-term single ownership and mileage. As offered, it simply marks an excellent and highly collectible, first-generation Viper with incomparable purity of design and purpose.
41 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham 5770091032 Worldwide Pacific Grove $140,000 $160,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Metallic Blue (124) over Medium Blue (2521) leather. Limited production, top-of-the-line model from inaugural year, 1 of just 400 produced for 1957, The height of 1950s Cadillac elegance; excellent provenance, Single-family ownership and outstanding care through 2012, Recent and full documented restoration under prior owner/collector, Powerful 325-HP Cadillac V-8 and wonderful “Jet Age” features. Just 400 Eldorado Broughams were assembled for the model’s initial 1957 production year, plus 304 more for 1958. Another 99 and 101 followed on a longer wheelbase for 1959 and 1960. Intended for the era’s elite, the Eldorado Brougham was priced from $13,074 new, twice the cost of the Eldorado Biarritz convertible and more than the contemporary Rolls-Royce and Ford Motor Company’s Continental II. Still, GM reportedly lost about $10,000 for every Brougham produced. Listed on The Cadillac Database© Eldorado Brougham Survivors Registry, this very special first-year example is rare and refreshing as 1 of only 24 delivered new in 1957 in Code 124 Copenhagen Blue paint and 1 of 6 delivered in Trim Code 2521 Medium Blue leather upholstery and original Karakul carpeting. It was fully restored under the prior owner/collector with bound documentation including receipts and photographs. Having traveled only an approximate 38,000 miles, it importantly retains the factory-installed rear air-assisted rear suspension system, which is functional. The Brougham also carries exceptional provenance, having been delivered new at a Cadillac dealership in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, remaining in the Keystone State until relocating to Illinois in 2004. It was purchased in 1958 by the grandfather of the prior owner and remained under single-family ownership until the current Texas owner acquired it in 2012. According to his grandson, the grandfather loved the Brougham and only used it on special occasions and on Sundays for church. The Brougham was a prized member of the family. After the passing of the first owner in 1965, it became the property of his widow until she passed in 1985. Remaining in the family, the Brougham was stored in the family garage and received regular care including start-ups, oil changes, and applications of wax through 1998. Obviously well cared-for as a beloved family member through 2012, the Brougham was fully restored under the next owner/caretaker and as now offered, it continues to clearly benefit from the fastidious care and attention it has received during its pampered existence from new. Visually striking, the Eldorado Brougham had already benefited from careful preservation of its luxurious Medium Blue leather upholstery under the prior owner, who had the driver’s seat covering replaced with new leather at considerable expense. An album containing restoration photographs and receipts is included with this very rare high-style, high-luxury Eldorado Brougham, plus original accessory and vanity items including beverage tumblers, a studded compact, perfume, front and rear tissue dispensers, and more.
42 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster 875240 Worldwide Pacific Grove $325,000 $400,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Silver over Dark Blue leather. LHD external bonnet-latch, flat-floor, welded-louver example, Extremely rare early-production car from inaugural model year, Complete numbers-matching ‘Series I’ roadster, Verified by Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate, Accompanied by tool roll, service manual, receipts. Numbered 875240, this 1961 Jaguar XKE Roadster is an original left-hand drive example with all three of the aforementioned, defining features characteristic of the earliest of the series produced. According to its corresponding Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate, 875240 was built on 17 July 1961, factory-finished in cream over red with a black soft top. Following shipment to Jaguar Cars New York, it was sold to first owner Duke Manufacturing Corp. of Jersey City, New Jersey, on September 1, 1961. Having covered only an approximate 32,000 miles at the time of cataloguing, 875240 is a wonderful matching numbers example of one of the earliest XKEs ever produced, retaining the original engine, gearbox, chassis and body, consistent with the JDHT certificate. Further, the body number is stamped on the bonnet. Restored under previous ownership and resplendent in silver over a dark blue interior and fitted with a dark blue soft top, this stellar early XKE also features a correct period Motorola AM radio. Desirable additional items include a tool roll, operating and service manual, maintenance/service receipts, a spare wheel/tire, and roadside jack. A recent and thorough detailing under the current owner ensures its wonderful visual presentation. A truly wonderful example of a true high-water-mark in sporting automobiles, this 1961 Jaguar E-Type Roadster is one of the finest, and rarest, of all, with its external bonnet-latch, flat-floor and welded-louvers it is unquestionably the most sought-after car from this game-changing series.
44 1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III LWB Saloon LCEL63 Worldwide Pacific Grove $150,000 $170,000 $145,750 €125,874 -3% Black over Parchment leather. Highly desirable LHD and air-conditioned from the factory, Extremely late-production Silver Cloud III, Painstaking and handsomely presented restoration, Long-term original ownership until 1980s, Placed in long-term storage by second owner, Just three owners from new. We are pleased to present a remarkable example with this stunning 1965 Silver Cloud III LWB Saloon. According to a copy of the original build card, this car was ordered for U.S. delivery and its first home was in the Carolinas. Retained by the original owners until the 1980s, the second owner purchased the car and placed it into long-term storage. When the current owner acquired the car, it was complete and solid. Given a thorough “ground-up,” body-on-the-frame restoration, all the original exterior panels were removed from the car and carefully refinished to factory specs, with only minor corrosion issues found in the rear fenders, which were expertly restored as new. Finished in Mason’s Black as when new, it shows off the silky-smooth coachwork. The original aluminum body panels line up at or above factory standards, including all four doors, the deck lid, and even the bonnet. The renowned Rolls-Royce V-8 engine was completely gone through as well as the major operating systems such as brakes, cooling, fuel and electrical, ensuring this car will not only have the look of royalty, it will operate to standards that would even delight Her Majesty. One feature that could not be omitted for luxury motoring is the factory air-conditioning system. Sharing the same upgraded components used for the Phantom V limousines, cooling air is delivered to both front and rear-seat passengers. Looking at the interior, it has been fitted with the finest leathers replicating the original Parchment. This long-wheelbase Cloud III came from the factory without the partition, yielding greater legroom for driver and front seat passengers with plenty of space for those in the rear seats. Back seat passengers can take advantage of the fold-down tables made of the finest woods and professionally finished. Other trim in the interior has also been restored to its factory luster including the door garnishes and dashboard. About the only upgrade in the car is a custom-fitted AM-FM-cassette unit, believed to have been installed by the original owners. Since completion, limited test miles have been travelled, during which this stunning Rolls-Royce performed admirably on both surface streets and the open highway. In speaking with the owner, one could easily discern his love and enthusiasm for this car was genuine, which is evident in the workmanship invested into its restoration. A fitting tribute to Britain’s greatest luxury car maker, this Rolls-Royce represents the end of an era in which, according to original documentation, this car is understood to be the third from the last of all Silver Clouds ever produced. Its been said that no automobile has greater appeal around the globe than that of the Rolls-Royce. Seldom seen examples such as this one are highly sought-after and widely appreciated by collectors and enthusiasts everywhere, and with good reason.
45 1952 Jaguar XK120 Roadster 671888 Worldwide Pacific Grove $135,000 $165,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Battleship Grey over Red leather. Just one owner from new to 2018, with original Bill of Sale on file, Outstanding preservation; lifetime of sympathetic maintenance, Complete numbers-matching engine (Head & Block) per JDHT Certificate, Presented in correct, as delivered, Battleship Grey over red Leather, Original Operating, Maintenance and Service Handbook & Service Manual, Incredible amount of equipment and paperwork accompanies the car, All weather equipment, including top, matching side curtains, tonneau cover and car cover. This wonderful 1952 Jaguar XK120 Roadster retains its original sheet metal, identification tags, inner wood framing, and a remarkably original and faultlessly presented undercarriage. The correct lacquer paint has attractively mellowed, and was applied by Mr. Reed himself, several decades ago. A comprehensive tune-up and service were recently performed, including installation of a new clutch assembly and a complete brake service, assuring the XK120 will deliver many more years of reliable motoring pleasure. Retaining the complete numbers matching engine – both the cylinder head and engine block – per the corresponding Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate, this wonderfully preserved, one-owner XK120 is accompanied by the original Operating, Maintenance and Service Handbook and Service Manual, original records, books, keys, tools, valance key, matching spare, jack, jack wrench, wheel brace, grease gun, and full weather gear including the soft top, matching side curtains, tonneau cover, plus car cover. Mr. Reed is a WW II veteran and engineer by profession, who made developments and attained patents for the ubiquitous ball-point pen during his very successful career. His hobbies are repairing antique timepieces and working on his cars. Recently, Mr. Reed related how in 1952 after returning from wartime service, he settled in St. Louis, Missouri and purchased a Mercury Coupe as a family car. Almost immediately, it started to break down, and he had trouble getting around as required. He saw the new Jaguar XK120 Roadster and was immediately smitten. He immediately got out of his Mercury and purchased this stunning Battleship Grey XK120 Roadster, and his love affair with this Jaguar lasted over six decades. A beautifully honest and original example from 66 years of fastidious ownership, its offering now at Pacific Grove provides an incredibly rare opportunity to acquire a true sporting legend with this level of ironclad provenance and long- term ownership. As such, it is eligible for most any worthy event the fortunate new owner should choose to participate in, anywhere in the world.
46 1969 Chevrolet Camaro 427 Yenko 124379N677396 Worldwide Pacific Grove $200,000 $250,000 N/R $165,000 €142,499 -18% Daytona Yellow and Black over Black. One of the ultimate limited-production ‘60s Supercars, Stunning performance and legendary image, The 194th of 201 Yenko Camaros produced in total, Complete with extensive documentation, Most desirable factory-original four-speed example. Factory-built with both Chevrolet’s COPO 9561 (High-Performance) and 9737 (Sports Car Conversion) packages, the Yenko cars included Chevy’s brutal 425-HP 427-cid L-72 big-block engine plus heavy-duty suspension and cooling systems, ZL2 Cowl Induction hood, power front disc brakes, 4.10:1 Positraction rear axle, 15×7 wheels, E70x15 tires, a 140-mph speedometer, front and rear spoilers, and larger 13/16-inch front anti-sway bar. Following delivery to Yenko Chevrolet, signature finishing touches applied there included a Stewart-Warner tach, custom wheels, unique Yenko “S/C” graphics, stripes, and Yenko “sYc” (signifying “Yenko Super Car”) seat-back accents to provide an unbeatable image and appearance to match its incredible specifications. Yenko also re-labelled the 427 engine’s air-cleaner lid with a more accurate 450-HP rating sticker. Predictably, Yenko Camaro performance was astonishing from the dealer floor with 12-second quarter-mile times easily attainable with basic tricks including open tubular headers, traction bars, and sticky slicks. Of the six available exterior colors for the ’69 Yenko Camaro, the Daytona Yellow of this outstanding example remains perhaps the most desirable. In addition, it stands tall as a factory-original four-speed car and one of the last of the 201-car series built, being car number 194. When new, this example was shipped from Yenko Chevrolet to Muscatel Chevrolet in Fargo, North Dakota, where it was sold to first owner Darrell Ramstad on October 15, 1969. Last under the careful watch of an expertly managed and curated private collection of the finest American high-performance cars, this Yenko Camaro clearly benefits from complete restoration to as-new original condition, including its Daytona Yellow exterior finish, black vinyl top, and black standard interior, just as the car was delivered new to Don Yenko Chevrolet. In summary, the restoration involved the rebuilding, refinishing, and re-plating of the entire vehicle, and extensive documentation accompanies the sale of this outstanding Yenko Camaro, which is also listed in the Yenko Chevrolet inventory sheets and within the records of the Super Car Registry. Documents and letters from COPO Connection and COPO/Yenko Camaro expert Ed Cunneen include a COPO Connection certificate signed by Mr. Cunneen, plus letters confirming this car’s authenticity, original colors and manual transmission, the vehicle’s order date, shipment from Yenko Chevrolet to Muscatel Chevrolet, and original purchase particulars. A copy of the vehicle’s General Motors shipping order is also included in the documents. Fully restored, very well-preserved, and complete with outstanding documentation, this 1969 Yenko Camaro stands proudly as one of the best of its rare and storied breed.
47 1939 Lincoln Zephyr “El Zorro” Coupe AZ281253 Worldwide Pacific Grove $125,000 $175,000 $101,200 €87,400 -19% Metallic Copper over Cream leather. Stunning custom by noted builder Deco Rides, Award winning build with no expense spared, Show car used by Wesco Paint Company as a promotional vehicle, Impressive style and design and a pleasure to drive. In the 1990s, several builders took the hulks of several original cars and created several stunning street rods based on the Zephyr business coupe. With a limited supply of originals to choose from, Deco Rides, a leading provider of street rods, created their own version of the Lincoln Zephyr coupe. While many of them are attractive rides, few of them have achieved the status of the fabulous “El Zorro”. Our consignor tells us that the name was given to the car when it was first shown, and it has just kind of stuck. Still titled as a 1939 Lincoln, the car was completed in 2015. On one of the car’s first outings it was entered the prestigious Greenwood Car Show in the Seattle, Washington area. With its Sun-Glow Copper finish, and the fact that its beauty is evident from any angle, it was awarded Best of Show over a field of over 800 other competitors. An impressive result, no doubt. In 2016, this stunning car returned to Greenwood where, again, everyone seemed to love the car. Not feeling comfortable with awarding the Best of Show to the vehicle two years in a row, the owner was thanked again for bringing such an incredible car and told that it would be honored for its outstanding passenger compartment with the Best Interior Award. When a car of this beauty and caliber are created, taken to shows and come home with the best hardware to be had, one might expect that it must be a trailer queen. While El Zorro might be treated with kid gloves in preparations for show, it is also very usable and has known to be seen on casual outings on the road. Very functionalindeed, it is more than just rolling art. In fact, according to our consignor, he has taken this Zephyr coupe out for a couple of recent performance test runs, easily finding the century mark on the speedometer on what he describes as “an undisclosed stretch of highway.” Since the build was completed by Deco Rides, the owner has continued to improve upon perfection. An upgraded air suspension system can gently lift this slammed coupe to a more convenient driving height. A modern Vintage Air system has been installed which keeps the occupants comfortable regardless of the weather outside, and limited seating has been added to accommodate up to three passengers in addition to the driver. If going down the highway in this ultra-cool ride isn’t enough for you, there is a complete sound system to entertain. Among the most useful items is the “reversing camera” because, as our consignor says, you simply can’t see out of the chopped top’s split rear backlight. Other features include the custom alloy wheels and a highly detailed engine bay and chassis. While the car has garnered several awards in the Pacific Northwest, El Zorro will very likely bring home even more accolades in regions where it has not been shown. This stunning Zephyr comes from a prominent west coast collector and amongst his many important cars, this garners more attention than anything he has ever owned , whether standing still or traveling down the road. It would be safe to say, that same sentiment will be shared by its next fortunate owner.
48 1958 Ferrari 250GT Ellena 0887GT Worldwide Pacific Grove $700,000 $800,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Rosso over Crema leather. The last of just 50 250 GT Ellena coupes produced, Numbers-matching engine; History compiled by Marcel Massini, Not offered for public sale since 1976, Exciting discovery and offering of an unrestored 1950s coachbuilt Ferrari, Retaining the Rhode Island temporary permit issued 1976. A January 1958 Sports Car Illustrated test of the Ellena-bodied 250 GT quoted top speed at 125 mph, with 157 mph theoretically possible depending upon the final-drive ratio selected. Acceleration of the road-test car was 5.9 seconds for the 0–60 dash. Interior aspects, including the steering wheel, instrument panel, gauges, and door hardware were identical to its 250 GT stablemates. Sadly, the fate of many Ellena-bodied 250 GTs was not good, with some later re-bodied to resemble a TdF or Spider, and some lost their engines to power racing cars. Only a fraction of the 50 Ellenas produced survive intact today with their original bodies and engines, making this 1958 Ferrari 250 GT (s/n 0887 GT), documented as the last of the series produced, an exciting discovery which should continue to be preserved or would make an excellent candidate for future restoration. Listed as the last Ellena-bodied 250 GT produced in Hilary A. Raab’s “Ferrari Serial Numbers Part I,” 0887 GT is a numbers-matching example with well-documented ownership history compiled by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini. Its original chassis type 508C is shared with that of the 250 GT California Spider, 250 GT Series I Cabriolet, 250 GT Speciales, and 250 Tour de France, to name only a few. As was the original Tipo 128C “inside plug” V-12 Colombo engine. Designated as “The Last Ellena,” 0887GT’s chassis was sent to Carrozzeria Ellena in Torino, Italy in February 1958. Its engine assembly was completed in May 1958. The final factory completion of 0887 GT was in June that same year and the car was shipped to the United States and delivered new to Luigi Chinetti Motors, Inc. in New York. From there, Chinetti would sell it later that year to a wealthy Italian family in the construction business and living in Rhode Island, who had 0887 GT regularly serviced by Gaston “Gus” Andrey of Framingham, Massachusetts through 1969, when the Ferrari offered for sale by a dealer in Waltham, Massachusetts. It was later sold to Paul Annunziata of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, who soon wound up selling it back to the dealer. In late 1975, 0887 GT was sold to Foreign Car World, a dealer located in Johnstown, Rhode Island. Interestingly, 0887 GT was advertised for sale by Foreign Car World in the very first edition of Ferrari Market Letter (Volume 1, Number 1) published on January 3, 1976, advertised as red with tan interior – at the princely asking price of $4,500. On January 31, 1976, 0887 GT was sold by Foreign Car World to B. Byrd Wilson of Fairport, New York, who at the time also owned a Ferrari 275 GTS and two 250 GTE 2+2s. Mr. Wilson relocated to Wisconsin with all his cars in 1985 and retained 0887 GT until June 2006, when he sold it to Scott Kelly of Oxford, Michigan, who would keep the Ellena until May 2018. With only two owners from 1976 to 2018, 0887 GT was largely unknown to Ferrari collectors and for many of those years, it quietly resided, hidden from sight, in a horse stable. While the old respay to red is now flaking in many areas, revealing the original body metal, the original exterior paint remains in places including the inner door jamb covers. The fuel tank was cleaned out and the clutch serviced, allowing the Ellena to run and move under its own power; nonetheless, a thorough check and servicing is recommended prior to road use. Inside, the tan upholstery remains original and has aged quite gracefully over the past 60 years. A number of formerly missing items were sourced, including the rear-view mirror and original Marelli ignition coils. The incorrect headers were replaced by correct-type slip-on headers and mated to a correct exhaust. In addition, the original Rhode Island trip permit dated 4-23-76 is mounted at the rear of the vehicle. As offered, 0887 GT offers many possibilities for an astute new owner to either service and preserve it as presented as the ultimate nostalgic Grand Tourer, or to commission a concours-worthy total restoration to as-new condition. Perhaps the most loved Ferrari’s, the 250 GT in its several forms has captured the hearts of automobile enthusiasts around the world, and for very good reason. Offered here today is one of those reasons, 0887GT. It is a very low production example with a known history and presents as a numbers matching and highly original grand touring car in pure form. It marks a very rare and sought after discovery indeed.
49 1971 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 Sedan 109.018 12-005207 Worldwide Pacific Grove $60,000 $80,000 N/R $38,500 €33,250 -36% Light Ivory over Tan leather. Factory sunroof and sought-after Becker radio, U.S. specification English instrument panel. Offered here is a fine example of this German luxury car with this 1971 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL finished a lovely Light Ivory with a tan leather interior. This car has been expertly maintained and was completely repainted, also receiving a new interior with all wood refinished. Everything about this car speaks of the luxury and class for which only a Mercedes-Benz is known. Mercedes’s large and impressive grille is flanked by quad headlamps and a double bar grille that is beautifully styled. A lateral trim spear runs the entire length of the car and the rear received the same double bar bumper treatment with the Mercedes-Benz star at the center of the trunk. With a wheelbase of 112.2-inches, the 300SEL cuts an impressive figure, but is not so big as to make it difficult to drive. This 300SEL rides on correct factory rims with blackwall tires that give it the perfect formal look. The true luxury of this car is found on the inside where beautiful tan leather is abundant. As a new interior, all components are perfect with fine stitching in all the upholstery, perfectly fitted rugs, and matching leather door panels complete with wood trim. Most deceiving is the dashboard layout, which speaks more to the heart of Grand Touring than it does German luxury. All gauges are straight ahead of the driver in a walnut dashboard that is a work of art. This 300SEL is also fitted with a sunroof that’s perfect on a summer day. This Mercedes carries a Becker radio and even has a clock just to left of the steering column. Rear seat passengers are treated to luxury beyond compare with nicely bolstered seats and a pull-down center armrest. There’s also a storage net on the rear of the front seats for carrying extra items. Power for this luxury sedan comes from a 6.3-liter V-8 with Bosch D-Jetronic fuel injection. This large engine can propel this luxury car to a top speed of 125 miles per hour. The engine compartment is clean and tidy with all components correctly placed and all surfaces clean. All work on this 300SEL was performed by a well-known Georgia collector and it was restored and maintained to the highest standards by a team of artisans with Pebble Beach restoration experience. It is now ready for immediate enjoyment while offering the collector-enthusiast a highly collectable Mercedes luxury car. The Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. It certainly carried the look and appeal of a luxury car, but also offered sports car-like performance that could compete with any American muscle car of the day. Perhaps Road & Track said it best when they described it as “the greatest sedan in the world.” For fine motoring in the grandest sense, this 300SEL is ready for any duty that requires the utmost in speed and reliability.
50 1929 Packard 645 Deluxe Eight Roadster 177569C Worldwide Pacific Grove $210,000 $240,000 $176,000 €151,999 -16% Brown and Beige over Dark Tan leather. Desirable and decidedly sporting body by Dietrich, Equipped with many desirable period accessories, A great candidate for touring, continued showing, and enjoyment. Featuring a very attractive and desirable Custom-Catalog body by Dietrich, this 1929 Packard 645 Deluxe Eight Roadster epitomizes the top of the Packard line and rides on a grand 145.5-inch wheelbase chassis, which lends itself beautifully to the signature long rear deck treatment complete with a jaunty rumble seat. It is one of just 2,061 645s sold, a mere fraction of total Packard production for 1929, making it among the rarest of the Sixth Series. An attractive older restoration that has been well-maintained in good order, it maintains good paint quality and panel fit, with the paint finish shiny and attractive with only a few minor blemishes from use and the chrome good overall with some pitting now in evidence upon inspection. Obviously restored to a high standard, the car earned awards at the Meadowbrook Concours d’Elegance in the 1990s. Accessories are numerous and include a Goddess of Speed mascot, dual side-mounted spares with polished covers, and a golf-bag door. Depress Beam headlamps in chrome are supplemented by a pair of Trippe driving lamps, chrome cowl lamps, and dual C.M. Hall spot lamps. In 1929, Packards still could be had with wooden spoke or solid disc wheels; this car wears a set of beautiful chrome wire wheels, optional at $80 in 1929. The wheels are freshly detailed and shod with new whitewall tires. The sporting cockpit is trimmed in very nice dark tan leather which presents very well, along with matching carpeting and an alloy pyramid-pattern floorboard surrounding the shifter and handbrake levers. Being a roadster, the fairly basic canvas soft top remains in good order. Behind the big original steering wheel, the instrument panel is correctly finished in woodgrain paint over steel, with original gauges, including the Jaeger clock, in good condition. Door panels are also very good, capped with attractive wood trim. Packard’s big 384 cubic-inch straight eight is equally well presented, with the block and head finished in correct Packard Green over a natural-finish crankcase. The engine shows regular use on the finished surfaces and remains tidy and appears well-serviced. The firewall and accessories all appear in good condition and the Packard body tag and ID numbers are in place. Overall, this is a very attractive and usable Packard 645 that continues to benefit from a quality restoration and attentive maintenance. Certainly, it will make a very fine choice for shows and touring and with its massive wheelbase and stylish open Dietrich coachwork, this handsome example captures the essence of the “Jazz Age” sporting life.
51 1996 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6 WP0AC2994TS375942 Worldwide Pacific Grove $135,000 $155,000 $134,200 €115,899 -1% Burgundy over Grey leather. The fastest and one of the final air-cooled Turbo Porsches produced, Legendary performer; low documented mileage, Renowned final Turbo from last air-cooled 911 series, Offered from single ownership and proper care from new, Includes extra set of original-spec tires and new rear window in crate, California car from new with just 33,000 original miles. Now offered from the original owner, who is a prolific collector of some of the world’s most valuable and significant high-performance machinery, this 1996 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6 is a stellar example from the universally appreciated and final, 993-Series air-cooled models from Porsche. Having waited some six months to take delivery of this car after placing the order, this renowned performer has only had one owner/driver and it has recently turned 33,000 original miles from new. It was purchased new at Carlsen Porsche of Redwood City, California and has never been hit or damaged. The radio is an optional unit with removable faceplate. The original rear window defroster did fail early in the car’s lifetime, and when the owner sought a replacement (requiring an entirely new rear window), he was advised they were no longer available from the factory, so he purchased a new unit, without the defroster, which was never installed and remains inside its shipping crate today and goes with the sale of the Turbo. The original books, manuals, and factory items remain with the car and it even comes with an additional and unused set of tires, which the owner secured as they were no longer to be available for purchase. Never needing mechanical repairs, running and driving great, and offered from fastidious single-owner care from new in California, this 1996 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6 is quite likely one of the finest now available at auction.
52 1959 Volkswagen Samba Microbus 23 Window 397019 Worldwide Pacific Grove $150,000 $200,000 N/R $115,500 €99,749 -23% Original Mango Green/Pearl White over unknown. Factory-correct and fresh restoration throughout, Upgraded to a single-port 1.6-litre engine, Original Mango Green/Pearl White paint scheme, All new glass and rubber throughout all 23 windows, Provided with over $135,000 in restoration receipts, Under 100 miles since restoration. This outstanding example from 1959 is immaculately restored in the correct configuration with seating for eight. This bus was the recipient of an open checkbook rotisserie restoration by a marque specialist, with receipts provided. The owner finished it in the original and eye-catching Volkswagen Mango Green (Color Code L346) with Pearl White (L87) two-tone paint. The results are outstanding both inside and out, and even the classic ‘VW’ logo up front is properly color-coordinated. This rare 23-window Samba bus features the model’s deluxe-level trim in beautiful, highly-polished condition with a tasteful maroon accent stripe. The U.S.-specification front and rear bumpers are complete with over-rider bows, matched by the 15-inch color-correct wheels with chrome hubcaps and whitewall tires. It draws attention wherever it is shown and will be a big hit with your friends and family enjoying the spacious and airy rear cabin. After all, what other vehicle offers the passengers a 23-window view and huge sliding cloth sunroof. No fewer than eight of the windows are skylights, and eight are pop-out side windows. The driver and front passenger will enjoy the front ‘Safari’ style pop-out windshields and the inviting, brand-new and very lovely Saddle and Ivory interior includes new floor mats, door panels, and a new German mohair headliner. The owner also reports investing in all new glass throughout the vehicle and all new rubber as well, with a clean and very sharp original “radio-delete” dash. Add all new suspension, brakes, a new electrical-wiring harness, and all lamps, and you can see why this ‘Samba’ makes such a great impression on everyone with an interest in classic Volkswagens. With all that work done, a fresh and rust-free Samba deserves a stellar driveline restoration, so the original 1,192 cc four-cylinder engine was upgraded to a freshly rebuilt 1,600 cc single-port unit, mated to the original four-speed manual gearbox. The entire bus was rewired to a 12-volt system as well for heightened reliability. This combination nicely endows the ‘Samba’ the ability to drive with modern traffic on any road. It is fully ready for a little sightseeing, or maybe an outing to the winery or beach as originally intended, and it’s definitely fun to arrive at a concert or any other enjoyable event with this classic beauty. It was in Monterey a decade or so ago that the 23-window versions of the Microbus came to prominence, as a few collectors bid them into the stratosphere and simply had to have a quality example for their collection. Often large vehicle or Porsche collections sought them for team vehicles or as cool race support vans. Well-restored for the collection of a serious enthusiast, this 23-window is fully done to an incredible standard, allowing the new owner to simply enjoy driving it, or show it at nearly any event he or she might choose. It’s a great opportunity to acquire a vehicle that’s fun to drive, easy to maintain, and has an iconic presence everywhere it goes.
53 1931 Duesenberg Model J Derham Convertible Sedan 2486/J-475 Worldwide Pacific Grove $1,300,000 $1,600,000 $1,320,000 €1,139,994 Mid Red over Red leather. Exceedingly pure example retaining original chassis, engine, body and firewall, Highly sought-after short-wheelbase chassis; one of only two with dashing “V” windshield, Fascinating, well-known and unbroken history; limited ownership roster, Offered from 45 years of single ownership, Referenced in marque historian Fred Roe’s book, “Duesenberg: The Pursuit of Perfection”, Thrilling opportunity to acquire one of today’s finest surviving Model Js. Just five Derham Sport Convertible Sedans were manufactured. Now offered from over 45 years of single ownership, this example bears Engine Number J-475 and Chassis Number 2486, and it is one of the only two cars in this select group originally equipped with a dashing and exceptionally attractive “V” windshield. The four other Derham Sport Convertible Sedans were J-488, J-505, J-170 (engine only remains), and J-469 (scrapped). The car offered here, J-475, was owned new by Maybelle Horlick of Racine, Wisconsin, who was one of four children born to William and Arabella Horlick. As known owners of three different Duesenberg Model Js in period, the Horlick family’s wealth was created when William founded the Horlick Milk Corp. in a Chicago basement in 1873. Seeking to create a healthy dairy beverage to fortify infants, the sick, and the elderly, William collaborated with his brother James, a British chemist, to develop a process whereby malt barley and wheat were dried into a powder and combining it with dehydrated milk into a highly-digestible form capable of indefinite storage in any climate. Soon known as “malted milk,” William and James patented their inspired product in 1873 and the Horlick Food Co. would go on to generate great wealth for its innovative founders, firmly placing the Horlick family among Racine’s wealthiest leading families. Eventually, Maybelle passed away in 1938, just days before her mother, Arabella. After Maybelle’s death, the car changed hands and was then purchased on April 3, 1940 by noted Duesenberg re-seller, John Troka of Chicago. Mr. Troka sold J-475 to Mr. L.E. Adams of Olympia, WA on August 1, 1940. For a brief period, J-475 was owned by Mr. Miles Rorvig and then in 1952, it was acquired by Mr. Gerald Stroheker, also located in the Pacific Northwest. Upon Mr. Strohecker’s death, the car was willed to Mr. Charlie Norris of Portland, Oregon. According to ACD Club Newsletter No. 7 published in 1974, Mr. Norris sold J-475, in need of a total restoration, to the current owner, who was then a young physician in the Pacific Northwest and an ACD Club and CCCA member. A stunning restoration of J-475 was performed during the mid-1980s and he took the car to a several meets, including the annual Auburn, Indiana Labor Day ACD Club Festival and several Pacific Northwest classic events during his tenure. Clearly benefiting from proper care and limited use since restoration, J-475 has most recently been displayed at The LeMay – America’s Car Museum for approximately two years. In preparation for its current offering, the car was sent to LaVine Restorations in Nappanee, Indiana, where a new black convertible top was installed, new period-correct black sidewall tires fitted, and the exhaust manifold was properly repaired and refinished, along with a thorough detailing of the car. Featuring captivating custom coachwork by Derham on the short-wheelbase Model J chassis, J-475 is uncommonly pure, complete, and correct throughout retaining its original chassis, engine, body and firewall. As one of just five cars of its kind built, and one of only two featuring the highly desirable and stylish “V” windshield, its offering marks an incredible opportunity to acquire an unquestionable and highly sought-after example of a true automotive icon.
54 1959 Mercedes-Benz 220S Cabriolet 180.010-9506782 Worldwide Pacific Grove $100,000 $120,000 $90,200 €77,900 -10% Cream over Red leather. Well-documented provenance from new, Quality, well-preserved restoration, Accompanied by restoration photo album, Copy of factory build record, owner’s manual, and more, Includes original factory tool kit. Finished in Mercedes-Benz Crème with plush red leather seats and a like-new black canvas top, this car has a well-documented history from new. Completed at the Stuttgart facility on the 9th of July 1959, the original build sheet indicates it was a very well-appointed car when new. It was fitted with such amenities as reclining front seats, Becker Europa radio, dual heater-defroster blower fans and a factory mounted outside rear view mirror. Those documents show that an extra kilo of original paint was also included. In the mid-1970s, this car was acquired by the Nugent family in Michigan, where it was used and enjoyed for over a decade. In 1987, Mr. Nugent, who was active in the Mercedes-Benz Club of America, undertook having this car restored to its original grandeur. The car was disassembled and treated to a rotisserie restoration during which time it was also given a complete mechanical overhauling. The undersides are just as nice as the top with the suspension and chassis brought to concours standards, while all soft-trim work, including the folding top, were brought back to their factory standards at, or in many cases, above the factory fit and finish. During this extensive process, a complete photo album was created and is included with the vehicle. In 2012, it was acquired by a Georgia collector who was meticulous in his care and storage of the vehicle as had been Mr. Nugent. During his ownership, this stunning 220S has been used only for special occasions over the last half-dozen years where it received regular servicing and remained in excellent cosmetic and mechanical condition. The condition has held up very well and this 220S will look very much at home on the showfield at concours and events. In addition to a photo album that chronicled the restoration, it has copies of the actual factory build records for this car, as well as original sales brochures that list all dealers from when the car was sold new, as well as the workshop manual, parts catalog, service booklet and the all-important owner’s instruction manual. It has its original factory tool kit, a spare tire and a jack. Included also is a pair of original 1959 Michigan state license plates that could be used for registration should the new owner hail from the Great Lakes State. Not only does this Mercedes-Benz represent the finest in design and engineering, it is a rolling piece of artwork that can and should be enjoyed and, that if cared for with the same care and love as its previous owners, should continue to grow in value.
55 1938 Buick Roadmaster Series 80C Sport Phaeton Worldwide Pacific Grove $80,000 $100,000 $84,700 €73,150 Mid
56 1972 Porsche 911T Targa 911 211 1043 Worldwide Pacific Grove $110,000 $130,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Tangerine over Black leatherette Highly original, top-quality example, Numbers matching engine, odometer showing just 22,000 miles, Accompanied by Certificate of Authenticity issued by Porsche, California car with striking Conda Green paint finish, Offered from a consignor specializing in Porsche classics. This very original 1972 Porsche 911T Targa is a remarkable example with only some 52,000 actual miles. Like many other vintage cars, it was parked and unused for quite some time. It has since been given a review and refreshing of much of the mechanical components by Porsche factory trained technicians; however, the paint and interior are original to the car. Being a 1972-model 911, it has the tell-tale, external oil filler located on the rear quarter panel, intended by Porsche to improve weight distribution; today, this unique one-year-only feature makes it quite collectable. As offered, this 911T remains exceptional with all components looking nearly new, yet they are in original condition. The classic Tangerine/black livery, coupled with the brushed ‘Targa’ roof bar and polished Fuchs alloy wheels, ensures this well-loved 911 turns heads wherever it goes. Having just been thoroughly detailed, it is ready to be enjoyed as originally intended. Offered in great condition and quite rare today, this outstanding 1972 Porsche 911T Targa comes with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and will make a great addition to any collection.
57 1936 Duesenberg Model JN Tourster 2599/J-575 Worldwide Pacific Grove $750,000 $950,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Black over Tan leather. 1 of just 10 of the sought-after JN models built |1 of only 3 long wheelbase examples, Original chassis, engine, transmission, firewall and more, Significant as it is the last Duesenberg JN sold to the public, Well-maintained and ready for shows and events. According to ACD Club Historians Don Howell and Ray Wolff, J575 was purchased new by Mary Farney of California. She was well-known in society for the number of marriages she had, which was believed to be seven at the time of her death. Farney owned J575 for many years and eventually after moving to Chicago, traded it in to a dealer and collector John Troka. Troka owned J575 until late 1953 or early 1954. Records indicate that he sold the car not once, but twice, and almost immediately bought it back both times perhaps having a bad case of seller’s remorse or just being a dealer who wasn’t afraid to keep a car he loved. Troka would sell the car for the last time on July 4th, 1969, as it needed restoration. Ken Gardner purchased the car and immediately commenced a restoration. The body was taken off the chassis and placed into storage. The chrome and brightwork were sent off for restoration and the fenders, hood, chassis (with firewall, engine, transmission still attached) went to the mechanic shop. The instruments and interior were removed and were sent off to various specialists for restoration. That is when tragedy struck. The building housing the Rollston body caught fire. Everything in the building was destroyed. Only through the miracle of timing were the remaining parts of the car untouched and safe. Virtually everything including hood, wheels, frame, engine, suspension, firewall, fenders, interior, brightwork survived intact, having been out at various shops for the restoration. Only the tub of the body itself was lost. The Derham Tourster-style body tub was built by Carl L. Amsley in c. 1971. Virtually everything else is original to this car making it one of the most complete and correct of any Duesenberg carrying non-original coachwork. Post restoration, the car was acquired by noted collector Richard (Dick) Boeshore of Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Dick kept the car three decades before selling it in 2001. The car stayed in Pennsylvania and went to its next caretaker, Michael Longfield. He kept the car slightly over a decade and then sold it through a broker to a legendary pre-war collector in New Hampshire and further to a private collection in Connecticut, where it has been well-maintained since. Chris Summers, the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club expert on Duesenberg, was called in and asked to look over and report on J575. His findings confirmed what has long been known about the car. The car does, in fact, have its afore mentioned original engine, chassis, transmission, crankshaft, firewall, fenders, wheels, interior, instrumentation and brightwork – all original and not reproduction. The car presents today handsomely restored, serviced and detailed. It would be welcome at a large roster events including CCCA CARavans, Duesenberg tours as well as concours and shows throughout North America. The car is of such high quality that it garnered a National First Place award at the 1978 AACA National Meet in Hershey, Pennsylvania. As such, it was also featured in the Antique Automobile Magazine Volume 42, number five. The first Model J Duesenberg (J101) resides in the William Lyon Collection and will not likely be offered again to the public. The example offered here, J575, being the absolute last car of the special Model JN series, presents a unique and significant opportunity to acquire the last of legacy, the Mighty Model J Duesenberg.
58 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series WDBTJ77HX8F237214 Worldwide Pacific Grove $65,000 $85,000 N/R $75,900 €65,550 Mid Red over Black leather. 1 of just 500 examples produced and only 350 allocated to the USA, Tour de force of AMG’s legendary racing development for the road, Priced new at over $135,000; stellar carbon fiber throughout, Exceptional colors; just over 15,500 miles and two owners from new, Offered from a knowledgeable and fastidious collector/enthusiast, Complete with a spare set of unused factory-specification tires. First owned in Arizona, this rare 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK 63 AMG Black Series car was acquired by the consignor at an approximate 9,000 miles and now as offered, it has just passed the 15,000-mile mark. Featuring awesome, desirable and seldom seen colors, it is exceedingly well-maintained and preserved by an adult enthusiast with expertise in many of the highest-performance legends on today’s market. This excellent and unadulterated example features a highly desirable color combination and comes to market with a detailed chronology of service history and has only required the replacement of the original battery, with the current unit’s performance protected by a trickle charger for ‘on command’ starting and operation. It retains the original carbon-fiber fenders, with no evidence noted of any damage or repairs. Delivering a truly electrifying drive that must be experienced first-hand, the consignor reports that this 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK AMG 63 Black Series Coupe is a serious car, being both quick and fast. Fun to drive, it has a stiff, race-derived suspension and is, worthy of skilled drivers who know how to exploit and savor its vast capabilities. Complete with a spare set of unused factory-spec tires, it marks a thrilling opportunity at auction.
59 1939 Talbot-Lago T23 Major 4 Litre Cabriolet 93615 Worldwide Pacific Grove $450,000 $600,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Black over Tan leather. RHD. Elegant open factory coachwork, Accompanied by documentation including restoration and service receipts, Ownership includes over 40 years of single enthusiast care, Retains its original 4.0-litre engine. The striking example offered here, chassis number 93615, retaining the original 4.0-litre engine, number 23440, is a highly desirable long-chassis Major variant displaying handsome Talbot-built cabriolet coachwork. Ownership includes, a prominent architect in Zurich, Switzerland as well as in the family of a long-term owner from 1971, where it remained for some 40 years. Later during his ownership, Swiss marque experts performed a comprehensive restoration to an exceptional standard using the finest materials, references and accurate finishes. During restoration, all trim, formed in chrome-plated brass, was refinished to show condition. All mechanical systems were restored as needed, including a newly rebuilt transmission. The body and paint were refined and refinished, with the interior restored to include a new top, headliner and carpeting. The beautiful wood dash is accented by a stunning array of restored instruments. Under current ownership in 2018, it received an all new interior, proper wheel discs and a show quality detail and freshening while entrusted to the experts at Stone Barn Automobile Restorations. The results speak for themselves. The T23 presents very well today and could be proudly displayed at concours and gatherings across the globe. The car is accompanied with documentation that includes ownership papers, numerous letters (including a certified letter from Talbot Registry), a photo album containing detailed restoration images, and receipts for services and restoration performed on the car. The Talbot club reports than fewer than a dozen examples of these cleverly transformable T-23 series 4.0-litre Cabriolets remain in existence, making 93615 highly sought-after amongst collectors today. It is eligible for virtually all tours and events such as the Mille Miglia, California Mille and the Colorado Grand. As such, this example is an ideal addition to any collection of fine sporting automobiles.
60 1922 Duesenberg Model A Sport Phaeton 798 Worldwide Pacific Grove $280,000 $320,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Two tone Grey and Red over Black leather. ACD Club Level One certified example, Exhibited, 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, ACD Club and AACA awards; ready for continued showing, Outstanding restoration with striking colors and presentation, Technically advanced, race-derived engineering, Extremely rare offering at auction. This 1922 Duesenberg Model A is a wonderful example of this ground-breaking automobile from one of the greatest marques in automotive history. It is fitted with stylish Sport Phaeton bodywork by Millspaugh & Irish. Meticulous research was applied to the painstaking restoration, resulting in this early Duesenberg’s adherence to its correct mechanical and cosmetic presentation. The car, which has importantly received ACD Club Level One Certification, is presented in a gorgeous tri-tone color scheme with a Dove Gray main body and Dark Gray fenders, subtly accented with a Deep Red chassis and matching wheels. Body and paint are both to concours quality with outstanding fit and finish evident. Accents are refreshingly understated, with the beautifully polished nickel radiator flanked by correct drum headlamps and topped with a winged Duesenberg-scripted Moto-Meter. Dual side-mounted spares feature upholstered covers and period style mirrors. Dual cowl lamps are affixed to the windshield frame and a painted metal trunk is at the rear. Bumpers and bright trim are finished to a very high standard consistent with the rest of the vehicle. The black leather-trimmed passenger compartment remains beautiful and fresh, showing little use since restoration. Door panels feature pockets with embossed flaps and the rear of the front seat is equipped with built-in wooden storage cabinets. The dash is correctly finished in black lacquer and a Duesenberg 8-branded Warner De Luxe instrument cluster monitors vital information. The beautiful wood steering wheel has been restored with a furniture-grade finish. The folding top is trimmed in black canvas and remains taut, with full side curtains included. Of course, the highlight of any Duesenberg is the engine, and this exquisite example does not disappoint. The overhead-cam straight eight is beautifully presented against the polished alloy firewall as original. The engine is an impeccably presented engineering marvel and features correct paint, complemented by a polished-alloy cam cover, gorgeous nickel-plated steel wiring loom, and ancillary items are all finished to concours standards, including the Robert Bosch horn. Shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2010, where it also participated in the Pebble Beach Tour, this fine Duesenberg Model A has also received its ACD Club certification, as well as ACD Club National honors and an AACA Junior Award in 2011. Rarely do early Duesenbergs such as this very fine example appear on the open market. As such, it marks a thrilling opportunity to acquire a fabulously restored example that remains very fresh and stands ready to continue its show career or provide a thoroughly rewarding touring experience with an astute new owner to enjoy it.
61 1978 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 1582057934 Worldwide Pacific Grove $35,000 $45,000 N/R $16,500 €14,250 -53% Red and Tan over Grey. Expertly restored to stock condition, Maintained from new by just two owners, The last year of German Beetle production, All new paint, bumpers, top, running boards, Fuel-injected 1600 engine. This Beetle was thoroughly restored with all new painted surfaces, convertible top, and new chrome bumpers. The finish is outstanding and freshly applied, with clean sills and interior surfaces as well. The consignor acquired the Beetle from the original owner who bought it in the fall of 1978. All the trim pieces, rubber, and glass is original, and shows the care the car received. The stock steel wheels and tires are new, along with new running boards. This Beetle is in great shape for any road trip, vintage car event, or simply enjoying a drop-top classic with your family. Never failing to draw a crowd, this Beetle Convertible will provide the new owner with a sporty driving experience. Hailing from the last year of German production, it is truly a high-quality example of a truly significant automotive milestone, and one of the most recognizable automobiles in the world.
62 1979 Lotus Esprit S2 79060165S Worldwide Pacific Grove $30,000 $40,000 N/R $26,400 €22,800 -12% White over Cream. Rare and highly sought-after numbers matching example, Beautifully penned by famed design genius Giorgio Giugiaro, Iconic white paint and retaining original upholstery, Fascinating race-derived Lotus chassis and engine, Retaining an abundance of irreplaceable original items, 1 of only 1,061 S2 examples produced 1978-1981. This rare numbers-matching 1979 Lotus Esprit S2 is 1 of only 1,061 examples produced from 1978 to 1981. It was sold new to Elaine Divak on May 22, 1981 through La Montesa Motors of Mahwah, New Jersey, later making its way to Texas and Los Angeles. Featuring the well-balanced 160 horsepower, all-alloy 2.0-litre, Lotus twin-cam, four-cylinder, mid-mounted engine, this Esprit is presented in iconic white livery, as made famous in the “The Spy Who Loved Me” and retains the original upholstery. Other original items retained by this Esprit S2 are the preserved original spare wheel and tire and correct 7- and 7.5×14-inch Speedline wheels, plus a matching additional Speedline wheel included with the car. Other highly desirable features setting this Esprit apart from lesser examples are the original Triplex glass and original trim items. A period ‘Supremo’ steering wheel is presently fitted, with the original Lotus embossed wheel also included with the sale of the car. In addition to original sale particulars, this wonderful 1979 Lotus Esprit S2 is also accompanied at auction with the original, VIN-matched Owner’s Handbook in its factory-issued document folio. Featuring legendary race-derived engineering and highly rare, it simply must be experienced!
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