11:00, October 8th
6825-31 Norwitch Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19153, USA
The Simeone Foundation Automobile was established by Fred Simeone, a pioneering Philadelphia Neurosurgeon who inherited four cars when his physician father passed away in the early 1970s. Eventually no less than 65 of the finest sports racing cars were added via acquisition and exchange, including examples of the finest cars to ever race at tracks such as the Nurburgring, Le Mans and the Mille Miglia. Simeone was a leader in the movement to preserve old cars and he has been open about the responsibility of stewardship with his views that these cars are ireplacable objects that require conservation in the same manner as fine art and other collectibles. In this his views are anathema to the traditional Pebble Beach “better than new” viewpoint but it is likely that history will value his connoisseur-ship attitude highly indeed.
Bonhams partnered with the Foundation to host an auction back in 2012 and in keeping with the remit, offered a fascinating selection of original automobiles with a strong vintage slant, the average age being 1939. The auction is something of a boutique sale in the same vein as the Zoute sale and offers circa 50 lots, concentrating on mainly American automobiles ranging with a focus on originality. Easily the high point for the sale was the 2014 sale that offered one of the finest surviving American Underslungs, this extremely rare example of a pioneering sportscar selling for $1.43 million. 2015s sale saw an equally high calibre of pre war classics offered although the market had begun to swing away from pre-war cars and 2016s sale was even further depressed although 2017 saw a fine Edwardian Rolls-Royce and revenues return somewhat.
Date – sold/offered/% – Total Gross US$ – High sale US$
8/10/2012 47/60 (81%) $2,536,220 $357,000 1973 Ferrari 365GTB/4
7/10/2013 57/65 (83%) $2,737,030 $264,000 1934 Aston Martin Mark II
6/10/2014 48/60 (80%) $3,840,290 $1,430,000 1907 American Underslung
5/10/2015 57/69 (83%) $2,786,850 $319,000 1936 Wanderer W25K
3/10/2016 47/52 (90%) $1,680,175 $121,000 1901 Locomobile Model 5
2/10/2017 57/66 (86%) $3,076,604 $1,001,000 1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
Bonhams have certainly learnt what works with this sale and fine original and pre war cars are always hot property so it didn’t surprise that most of the cars on offer in 2018 tick one or both of those boxes. Bonhams offered a fine selection of Bentleys at Quail Lodge and yet another has been secured for this sale, a 1927 6.5 litre with Gill all wealther tourer coachwork. This example was born as a Weymann Saloon but after a crash in approx. 1931 it was rebuilt to Speed Six form and fitted with the Gill coachwork to a design by Hibbard & Darrin. After passing through various English ownerships the car ended up in the USA where it was almost certainly parked and left. Later still it was restored in the UK in the 1980s before a return to the USA and is offered in all its very large glamour and very good condition. The vast majority of Bentleys have been cut up to form yet another Le Mans Tourer and original cars are rare and have their adherents who will pay over the odds for something very special indeed. That said the big money goes to the sporty cars and this car, while gorgeous and very luxurious, isn’t particularly sporty although the big six will move it pretty well so I would say the $800 – 950k estimate is bang on.
Pre war motoring is a strong point and there is plenty to admire. Highlights include
- 1911 Breese Paris Torpedo Roadster – Est. $100 – 130k. Who knew, a rather extraordinary little Tourer in the same vein as the early Hispano, Isotta and Bugatti. Largely original and restored half a century ago, this would be ideal for any concours and you will likely never see another, the two on offer at this sale are likely to be most of what remains. Pretty cheap for what it is.
- 1913 Stutz Bearcat Series B Roadster – Est. $550 – 650k. The remains of an original Bearcat were discovered in the ’70s and rebuilt. Most of the frame, the engine and fuel tank made its way into this car, OEM transaxle halves, axles, steering column and lamps were fitted and the rebuild commenced although it took the better part of four decades to complete. A genuine early Bearcat and a fine example of a very early sportscar. Priced a touch low, in line with the potential lack of provenance.
- 1924 Locomobile Model 48 Bridgeport Open Drive Limousine – Est. $100 – 130k. A full Limousine on the very large, high power Locomobile chassis. Expensive when new and the quality remains. Market priced.
- 1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Tilbury Sedan – Est. $100 – 140k A Springfield Rolls with formal sedan coachwork. Charming example. Market pricing.
- 1930 Aston Martin International Sports 2/4 seat – Est. $160 – 210k. Astons of this ilk are frequently offered at this sale. Restored in the 1990s and still showing well, quite sporty but not particularly quick. Market priced.
- 1931 Isotta – Fraschini Tipo 8A Lancefield Faux Cabriolet – Est. $350 – 400k. One of just two Lancefield Faux Cabriolets (Coupe) and the second to be offered at this sale. Lovely cars with rakish good looks on one of the best pre war chassis there was. This example offers the buyer the option of either full restoration or clean and go, perhaps ideal for preservation class events. Cheap for the type of car but likely market correct estimate. My favourite car of the sale.
- 1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Brewster Newmarket Convertible Sedan – Est. $300 – 400k. An actually glamorous Springfield Rolls, hence the extra value. Full custom build and still oozes class and distinction. Remarkably preserved condition and quite fabulous. Market correct and worth every cent.
- 1936 Bentley 4.25 Litre Gurney Nutting Airflow Saloon – Est. $175 – 225k. A very stylish aerodynamic saloon, 1 of 2 built by J Gurney Nutting. Restored many years ago and will need redoing at some point. Not necessarily the glamour one would expect from a proper pre war car and perhaps an acquired taste.
Mid century motoring is the other strong point and this years sale has some highlights:
- 1954 Kaiser-Darrin 161 – Est. $140 – 180k. 1 of just 435 produced. Absolute unique look and quite different in Light Green. Very well restored in mid – late 00s. Market priced.
- 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible – Est. $120 – 130k. Authentically restored and incredibly luxurious. Beautiful and market correct.
- 1958 Lancia Aurelia B20GT – Est. $190 – 210k. Lovely and incredibly advanced. Not as sexy as the Convertibles but just as usable and arguably better than any contemporary Ferrari. A touch expensive but not to any major extent.
Elsewhere the other exciting category are the affordable classics. Highlights include:
- 1911 Breese Paris Roadster – Est. $40 – 60k. One of just three examples of the marque remaining. Pretty much unique and a wonderful project for someone with the necessary vision.
- 1916 Crane-Simplex Model 5 Brewster Limousine – Est. $60 – 80k. A lovely full classic Limousine bodied Crane-Simplex. Superbly high quality and still worth plenty. Perhaps even a little below market.
- 1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Brewster Sedan – Est. $75 – 100k. A relatively sedate but very luxurious and quite suave saloon with plenty of usability and lots of torquey fun from the big 7.7 litre engine. Both market priced and perhaps a little cheap.
- 1940 Lincoln Continental Convertible – Est. $6 – 8k. A barn find example of the V12 powered Continental. Du Pont history. 1 of just 350 made in 1940 so relatively rare and will be something special when done. Requires at least refurbishment, maybe more so will be a risky buy but cheap enough to take a punt.
- 1956 BMW 502 Sedan – Est. $30 – 40k. Impossibly swoopy design and very rare outside of Germany. 2.6 litre V8 power but still a little poky although great fun. Priced right for a partially completed restoration project. An excellent do it yourself for cars and coffee project perhaps.
- 1967 Amphicar 770 Convertible – Est. $50 – 60k. Very rare in RHD and quite cool. Refurbished by a marque expert. Fully certified and likely lots of fun althogh slow on both sea and land.
- 1970 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 – Est. $70 – 90k. A luxo barge par excellence, lots of style, luxury and speed. Recent mechanical maintenance means its in tip top shape and ready to cross continents. Looks smashing in Aqua Blue. Perhaps a touch expensive (maybe $10k) but hey ho.
- 1975 Lincoln Continental Mark IV Coupe – Est. $25 – 35k. More than a whiff of the pimp about these but they just dont make them this big, luxurious or vulgar any longer. Would be lots of fun for someone with the superfly persona. Just 9,800 miles and totally original so ready to rock yo’ world.
- 1999 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph – Est. $30 – 40k. A truly elegant Rolls in like new nick, recent interior replacement to keep the car fresh. Lots of luxury, consistent with the $220k it cost when new. Seems bargain priced at Honda Accord money but market nonetheless.
Bonhams have pulled one out of the bag for their Simeone sale in 2018, whatever the sale lacks in total gross is more than made up by the selection of fascinating and highly collectible machinery. Bravo to Bonhams.
Key – Lot # – Year – Make – Model – chassis number – Low – High estimate US$/EURO – N/R = No Reserve
101 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe 111.026-12-001897 $40,000.00 $55,000.00 N/R €34,400 €47,300 Ivory over Navy Blue leather. This lovely example of the Mercedes-Benz 280SE coupe was purchased by the seller in San Francisco in 1999, immediately attracted to its classic beauty and signs of its hand-built construction. Residing in California for the last three decades, very little is known about the car’s early history. Several years before the seller acquired the car in 1999, it had received a full exterior repaint to the ivory finish you see today. Under its current ownership, this 280SE was lovingly driven until it was placed into storage in 2008 where it has remained untouched. The seller states that regular maintenance was completed on the car during its years of use. It should be noted that the fuel pump and fuel injection system will need to be evaluated and repaired for the car to run properly, and that the bodywork shows some corrosion in areas. This 280SE is elegantly optioned with ivory paint over navy blue leather interior and hand-crafted wood interior trim. Fitted with Mercedes largest engine offered for the model run, the 3.5 liter V8 supplies 200 bhp to the wheels and is equipped with Bosch fuel injection and 4 wheel disc brakes. Showing signs of nearly 50 years of road use, this honest example is presented in unrestored condition with the potential for continual driving or restoration. The 280SE 3.5 coupe epitomized an era of luxury, performance, and design for Mercedes-Benz that many consider the pinnacle of the legendary automakers Golden Era to date.
102 1940 Lincoln Continental Convertible H96693 $6,000.00 $8,000.00 N/R €5,160 €6,880 Black over Beige leather. The Lincoln Continental on offer has had the privilege of being under ownership within the DuPont family for over 60 years. According to a sales receipt dated January 7th, 1949, the vehicle was sold used for $1250 to R. Jacques DuPont at the West Chester Mercury-Lincoln dealer in Chester County Pennsylvania. Jacques was the son of the renowned E. Paul DuPont, a man most famous for founding Du Pont motors and saving Indian from financial ruin. The Lincoln would remain in regular use for 10 years under Jacques’ care and it even served as his wedding vehicle upon marriage to Nancy Springer. Sometime around 1960, the vehicle was place in storage and remained stationary for the next 50 years. After this time, the consigner purchased the vehicle from the DuPont family and has owned the Continental since. As a bike racer and connoisseur of speed, Jacques fitted the vehicle with some interesting performance equipment. Under the hood sits an aftermarket Edelbrock manifold with dual carburetors, and the original cylinder heads have been replaced with steel units. Due to the extended period of storage, the vehicle remains in original, unrestored condition. Just 350 of these cars were produced in 1940, making them a rare sight to see on the road today. Upon completion of a much needed refurbishment, this Lincoln will surely make a fine addition to any collection, especially considering its unique provenance.
103 1921 Paige 6-66 Daytona Speedster 130345D $100,000.00 $130,000.00 €86,000 €111,800 Red over Black leather. Paige’s head of marketing in the early 1920s was ahead of his time; he realized that speed sells. On January 21st,1921 with factory support in Daytona Beach, FL, a stripped down but otherwise stock Paige Speedster covered the measured mile in 35.1 seconds. This equaled a speed of 102.8 mph and established a new record for an American production car. Later, the same Paige set a long-distance record in Australia traveling from Brisbane to Adelaide in 68 hours. The earliest known owner of the car on offer is Mr. Henry Vogt of Sacramento, CA in 1956. It is believed that he owned this car until his death in 1980. It then passed to another private collector who began a restoration. The motorcar would subsequently pass through a few more owners, but none ever fully completed the project. In 2013 the car was purchased by the consigner and shipped to the UK. At the time it was a complete yet partially disassembled restoration project. The consigner then went about the process of putting the car back together. The car was stripped to a bare chassis and reassembled. A full engine rebuild was completed. The details of which included new pistons, rings, and repoured engine bearings. Additionally, a slew of new parts found their way into the car including a new camshaft that allows for a small amount of valve overlap, a lightened flywheel. Lastly, the compression ratio was increased to improve performance. To make the car a safe and reliable touring car, the axle and gearbox were also rebuilt. The back axle received new bearings and stronger half-shafts from a 1922 model. It was then converted to 12 volt electrics, and the car was completely rewired. Flashing turn signals were also incorporated into the cowl and rear lights. The Paige Daytona Speedster is one of the only true American sports cars that was built in the early 1920s as the manufacturer promised 80 mph plus performance from the fully road going Daytona. One of 18 known survivors, genuine Paige Daytona Speedsters seldom come available for sale. This automobile makes a great alternative to a Mercer or a Stutz with exciting performance and incredibly good looks. This Paige is freshly rebuilt and ready for a slew of vintage car tours or just as an enjoyable driver. With their rarity and iconic speed records, the Paige Daytona will be a coveted collector car for years to come. The opportunity to acquire this iconic surviving example should not be missed.
104 1929 LaSalle Dual Cowl Phaeton 414551 $70,000.00 $90,000.00 €60,200 €77,400 Dark Green over Black. The dual cowl phaeton is one of the most attractive body styles on offer by GM and Fisher coachworks in the 1920s and into the 1930s. This particular example is no exception. The first known owner of this car was a Mr. David Hamsey of Lakeville, CT. Shortly after acquiring it in 1950, the car was put through a gentle reconditioning that included paint, upholstery, and a new top. However, the car was never disassembled. Building up a bit of notoriety, it would be seen routinely by many enthusiasts in the area at a yearly pancake breakfast put on by Mr. Hamsey, earning it the nickname “the Pancake Car.” Mr. Hamsey would retain ownership of the LaSalle until the 1980s. At this time, it passed into the collection of the current consigners. In this ownership it has been carefully maintained and kept on the button for weekend drives. In fact, it was driven regularly to Cape Cod during summers, and then driven back to Connecticut on a yearly basis. Today this rare dual cowl phaeton presents very well. The restoration and paintwork done in the 1950s has developed a great deal of patina and character. The dual cowl phaeton has long been considered one the most attractive Fisher body designs. This car would be a welcome participant on numerous vintage car tours, or weekend shows. With its striking good looks, the opportunity to acquire this example should not be missed.
105 1967 Amphicar 770 Convertible 200085 $50,000.00 $60,000.00 €43,000 €51,600 Beige and Red. RHD. This rare Amphicar is made rarer still by its specifications, history, and presentation. Ordered new through the New Jersey importer of Amphicars, it was one of only 97 examples of the model ever produced in right-hand drive. The first owner, a pilot and flight instructor who lived on a lake in upstate New York, was so used to sitting on the right side of the cockpit that he made the unique decision to order his Amphicar in a specification matching this tendency. As a pilot, he was of course meticulous and detail oriented. Those attributes spilled over into the care for his conveyance for both land and sea. Carefully and regularly maintained throughout his long ownership, he would own the car for decades but sparingly drive it only about 2600 miles from new. The current owner acquired the car from him about 25 years ago. In very nice, presentable and rust-free condition—a testament to the first owner’s regular care—the decision was made to restore the car five years after acquiring it. Sent to marque expert Billy Syx of East Coast Amphicar, the vehicle was stripped and fully refurbished to like-new condition. Using the original panels, which were in good shape and free of tinworm, the car was brought to the show-winning condition it has remained in to this day. Regularly serviced and maintained by Mr. Syx, this Amphicar has managed to score a total of three first prize wins. Driven a total of just over 5,300 miles, a figure that is believed to be from new, this right-hand drive Amphicar is understood to be one of just 10 remaining survivors of the 97 built. Tested on land and sea, it is both DOT and US Coast Guard certified and is supplied with both motor vehicle and water craft registrations. Complete with a correct jack, tool kit, and owner’s manual in addition to front and rear navigational lights, marine flag, and a set of life jackets and paddles, it is no doubt ready to transport family and friends from the lake house to the beach—and beyond.
106 1954 Kaiser-Darrin 161 1611249 $140,000.00 $180,000.00 €120,400 €154,800 Light Green over Light Green. Being just one out of the 435 produced, this Kaiser Darrin represents one of the few examples of the unique roadster from its limited production run. As rare as it is innovative, this Kaiser Darrin is finished in the correct Pine Tint paint with matching seat covers and accurate brown carpets. With its fiberglass coachwork and numerous difficult to find parts, Kaiser Darrins are sadly neglected due to the cost and challenges involved in restoring them. It is a rare find to come upon an example as nicely presented as this one. While the earliest history of the vehicle is shrouded in mystery, it is known that the car bought by a Mr. Will Markey in the early 2000’s. Reports state that the Kaiser was in an unrestored state but generally in good order. Nevertheless, Will decided to subject the car to a restoration soon after his acquisition. He would reap the rewards of this work by taking the vehicle to a national meet in Hershey Pennsylvania where it subsequently and deservedly won the AACA Senior Badge. Further endorsing the condition, it scored 190 out of 200 possible points at the Kaiser-Frazer owners meet. Few cars possess the style and elegance of the Kaiser Darrin. With so few examples left in existence, this great car is sure to command attention. To own a Kaiser Darrin is an opportunity to enjoy a rare, iconic American sports car.
107 1929 Chrysler Model 75 Roadster $70,000.00 $90,000.00 €60,200 €77,400 Turquoise and Blue over Beige leather. This particular Model 75 was acquired by the consigner’s late husband in 1993. For a number of years, the car was used and enjoyed. It was driven extensively until a Packard was purchased, and it was at this time in 2007 that a full restoration began to bring the car up to AACA show standards. This restoration initially began under Hill Jenkins but was completed by noted restorer Randy Brook in 2014. An extensive record of receipts and invoices are included with the car. The result of the work is truly breathtaking, presenting beautifully in its original color scheme of turquoise, with blue fenders and cream wheels. The car has been shown at AACA events and has been awarded 2 AACA National Awards. In the past three years, this car has been kept in climate-controlled storage and given yearly mechanical checkups despite its infrequent road use. It was recently inspected by a Bonhams specialist and found to be in very fine order. During this inspection, it was also taken on an enjoyable test drive, in which it demonstrated impeccable road manners. Chrysler 75s are highly event eligible and offer excellent value for the money. The opportunity to acquire this expertly restored example should not be missed.
108 1913 Ford Model T Touring Car 323625 $10,000.00 $15,000.00 N/R €8,600 €12,900 Black over Black leather. This “survivor” 1913 has remained in remarkably original and unmolested condition. Remarkably, it boasts a correct 1913 engine and running gear and still retains its original leather upholstery (1913 was the last year Ford used leather in the T). Equipped with gas headlights with acetylene generator, proper oil-side lights, and taillights, it has all the correct items that make these early Ts so charming. Don’t let the original appearance fool you, this is a great driving T. The engine starts easily and the transmission bands are silky smooth. The seller reports that this Ford has been run up to about 45 mph with no bad characteristics what so ever. It rides on a correct set of all white tires and the unusual twin spare carrier at the rear has two period tires fitted. This Ford’s smooth running and authentic appearance have always made it a crowd pleaser wherever it goes. Survivor “brass” Ts are difficult to find and are seldom found in running and ready to use condition. This charming example is exactly that and is bound to give its new owner as much enjoyment as it has its last.
109 1956 BMW 502 Sedan 62416 $30,000.00 $40,000.00 N/R €25,800 €34,400 Brown and Cream. This example is a desirable 2.6-liter V8-powered 502. It is presented with a partially completed restoration, with the body restored and finished in cream over brown. The body presents in good condition overall, with respectable paintwork and finishing. Final assembly and detailing have yet to be completed, though a number of exterior trim parts will be included. Like the body, the interior has been retrimmed and presents in very good order overall, needing just final detailing and assembly. equipped with the 2.6-liter version of BMW’s all-alloy V8 engine, which, in 3.2-liter form would power the legendary 507 Roadster. The engine is mated to a four-speed manual gearbox, shifted via the column as was common practice for many German cars of the period. The engine and mechanical systems will require attention as part of the restoration work as it has not been run while in the possession of the consignor. This is a rarely seen example of Germany’s first post-war V8-powered passenger car, and with much of the cosmetic restoration work already done, a relatively straightforward proposition to return to its former elegance.
110 1930 Aston Martin International Sports 2/4 seat K083 $160,000.00 $210,000.00 €137,600 €180,600 Maroon over Tan leather. RHD. Without question the most beautifully restored Aston Martin International we have offered, this is truly a benchmark example of its type. Acquired by the vendor in the 1990s, this rare early Aston was entrusted to Henry Magno of Magno Restoration in Haverill, Massachusetts for a complete restoration. Best known for his fine pre-war Mercedes restorations, Mr. Magno performed a meticulous “nuts and bolts” job bringing the machine to the highest possible standard. During the restoration a replacement block was fitted, a necessary and costly job on many of these 1½ liter cars. However, the original is included. Mr. Magno was given free rein to deliver the restored Aston within the highest degrees of authenticity. A look at the engine bay shows how authentically the car was restored without crossing over into over restoration. The coachwork is particularly noteworthy for its exceptional panel fit and door lines. The sporty exterior is finished in a period correct dark red that is striking with the nickel-plated bright work. The interior is trimmed in fine tan hides over wool rugs. The figured wood dash is finely polished and displays the correct compliment of original instruments. A recent test drive by a Bonhams specialist found the car easy to start and free revving with crisp steering and braking. The original gearbox is good fun to run through and easy to rev match for clean shifts. Overall, the car worked as well as it looked. Since its recent restoration, the Aston has seen infrequent use but was displayed at the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance. Other than this, it has been housed in a climate-controlled garage worthy of such a lovely machine. This Aston is clearly a car at home both on a twisting road or a concours lawn. Seldom found in the US and highly desirable for their fine driving characteristics and fine looks, one is unlikely to find a better example of this legendary machine.
111 2001 BMW Z8 Roadster WBAEJ13451AH61111 $160,000.00 $180,000.00 €137,600 €154,800 Titatinium Silver Metallic over Black leather. That these cars benefit from a cult following among collectors should come as no surprise, they embody those same retro looks with the ‘mod-cons’ of today, in keeping with the company’s marketing, could well be considered as ‘the ultimate driving machine’. The car we present here follows the iconic look for these cars so memorably piloted on screen by James Bond in the movie The World Is Not Enough, albeit receiving an ending more appropriate to one of his enemies than comrades… Like Bond’s car, it is finished in the Titanium Silver Metallic scheme, with a business like Nappa Black all leather interior and Anthracite headliner. Imported through New Jersey for dealer VOB Auto Sales of Rockville, Maryland, it landed with the current owner in Pennsylvania in October that year. Over the course of the next 16/17 years the car has been thoroughly, but carefully enjoyed by its single owner, in his home state and Florida and accruing an average of roughly 1,000 miles a year, to read 17,818 on its odometer at the time of photography. Testament to their build quality, the seller reports that there were no recalls from BMW, and that his maintenance has simply been by the book as and when necessary. Today, the interior remains immaculate with limited signs of age, and matches the exterior which has been carefully maintained and is extremely clean. The hardtop as fitted today, has never been removed from the car, so the soft top remains unused therefore. The CarFax for the car lists no accident damage throughout the car’s life. Offered with the car are the original equipment including manuals, sales brochure, tools, window sticker, even factory installed cellphone and the hardtop. This Z8 is a highly collectible BMW, and will be a treasured asset for years to come.
112 1961 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark I BN7 HBN7L/10865 $60,000.00 $80,000.00 €51,600 €68,800 Red over Red leather. The story of this Austin Healey 3000 begins in the great white north of Canada. In 1961, Jed Wooley paid 3,575 hard earned loonies to Brennan Motors in Ontario for the vehicle. During his time, he would fastidiously maintain the vehicle, accounting all of the work within the log book accompanying the Healey. The level of documentation on hand is truly extensive and we invite those interested in the car to comb through them. Thanks to this work, many original components including the engine and functioning period radio have accompanied the car since its inception. Even the original color scheme as delivered adorns the vehicle, albeit with some touch up work having been done over the course of several decades. In 2003, The most recent owner came about the car parked next to a Gulfstream within the confines of a hanger in Salt Lake City. 12,000 more miles have accumulated on the dashboard during his ownership, but the same level of distinct care has been poured onto the Healey. Evidently, the car has been largely reliable and so only routine maintenance has been conducted. New tires were shod on the numerally correct, spoked wheels and a new fuel pump was also installed. Recently, a Bonhams specialist took the vehicle on a test drive and can report that the Healey drove very well, smoothly and quietly. Furthermore, the overdrive operated correctly. This is truly a testament to the careful ownership and unbroken maintenance history from new. Arguably the most desirable model of the six-cylinder model range; a left-hand-drive BN7 two-seater, this example should be a must have for anyone looking for a preserved, well cared for car. The on-hand service history, hand book, and brochures should further sweeten the deal for anyone interested in the details. Do not miss this opportunity to pick up a truly wonderful and easily enjoyable roadster.
113 1970 Ferrari 365GT 2+2 13989 $225,000.00 $275,000.00 €193,500 €236,500 Rosso over Cuoio leather. Fifteen years ago when the consigner’s children were little, he looked for a car with enough seats to bring them to shows. As a prominent New England investor and businessman, he wanted something special, and he found it in this lovely 4-seat Ferrari 365, which was part of the prestigious Blackhawk Collection. At the time of acquisition, the odometer showed just over 14,000 miles. The previous owners reported more than $20,000 in engine and other work. The consigner has continued to provide meticulous care, with recent major service, new exhaust, new shocks and suspension, and a full tune up. All the fluids are fresh, and the car is ready to go anywhere. The car has seen very light use; the odometer today remains under 16,000 miles. Years before, the consigner had loved watching Don Johnson’s Ferrari Daytona in Miami Vice. This car was the closest thing he could find that could accommodate a family. Today, his kids are grown and they have their own automotive interests. This particular Ferrari 365 presents very well. Finished in red with tan leather both show in equally good order in no part thanks to being looked after by a prominent New England region European auto specialist. Ferrari 365 2+2s make excellent high-speed rally cars, and are excellent cars for those needing more space. Sure to bring enjoyment to the next owner, the opportunity to acquire this should not be missed.
114 1941 Cadillac Series 60 Special Sedan 6343134 $30,000.00 $45,000.00 €25,800 €38,700 Black over Grey. This luxurious Cadillac Series Sixty was purchased by renowned Upper Brookville, New York-based collector George C. Makris in 1962 and was a treasured part of the late Mr. Makris’ phenomenal and pioneering collection of fine motorcars. The Cadillac is said to have had just one prior owner to Mr. Makris. This spectacular piece of Americana features an elegant black exterior and luxurious interior, which seem quite appropriate in conveying the overwhelming elegance that this model represented in period. Adding to the fashionable appearance are wide whitewall tires with full factory hubcaps and bumper over-riders. The Art Deco inspired dash, like the car itself, uses a carefully measured amount of chrome and brightwork to set off its design, and a classic large-diameter steering wheel instantly transports one to an age in which high tech did not dictate design. This car remains solid and eminently useable; and by being recognized as a Full Classic™ by the Classic Car Club of America, this icon of General Motors design would be a perfect tour car, especially for CCCA CARavans, where this most modern and drivable of Classics has long been a preferred favorite. Both CCCA and AACA First Prize Awards have been given to this spectacular motorcar, which has been considered by Cadillac aficionados to be among the best examples of the model extant.
115 1929 Ford Model A Pickup $20,000.00 $25,000.00 N/R €17,200 €21,500 Dark Green and Black over Black. This multi-faceted Roadster Pick Up Model A Ford combines the best of wind-in-your-face motoring with a heaping dose of utility. Used as a work truck for a majority of its life, the history of this classic is well documented since the mid-century thanks to a 10-page letter written by Mr. Tom Umholtz, who purchased the vehicle in 1965. As a carpenter, the truck was regularly used in the line of duty but received routine maintenance and some touch up work under his stewardship. As such, the vehicle presents with an honest amount of wear, a state that will encourage its new owners to continue to use the vehicle as intended. Overall, the vehicle is solid and sound, with an attractive dark Brewster Green exterior contributing greatly to the truck’s determined and stylish look. This is the kind of pampered motorcar one could still find at events like the Hershey Fall Meet in the 1960s and 1970s, but rarely seen today. The Model A makes a fantastic introduction to vintage motoring but also a fine addition to any current collection. An honest pick up like this is sure to be cherished for years to come.
116 1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly Roadster 82LK $125,000.00 $175,000.00 N/R €107,500 €150,500 Beige over Red. RHD. This Silver Ghost, chassis 82LK, was built in Rolls Royce’s Derby factory, sold new in the UK to Mr. Paul Goudie of Surrey on December 17, 1923. In 1927, the car changed ownership to a buyer in Kent. It remained there until 1947, when it sold to E.P Richmond. Chassis 82LK continued under the ownership of various proprietors in the UK until 1954, when it was imported into the US for the first time. Once stateside, It was purchased by a Pennsylvanian collector who had several Silver Ghosts. In 1969, the car was sold to a California based collector and circulated in California until 1989, when it was exported to Japan. The car made its return to the US in 2016 when it was acquired by the current owner. The original body fitted on this chassis was a landaulet configuration built by Hooper. In the late 1980s, California metal shaper Marcel Delay placed upon this Silver Ghost coachwork in the style of the 2/4 passenger Piccadilly Roadster. This desirable body shows very well with it’s 1980s restoration in ivory over red leather interior. Mechanically, 82LK is fitted with the 7,428cc L-Head inline 6-cylinder engine (R65) that attributed to naming the Silver Ghost. With heads casted to the cylinders and a large crank to offset engine vibration, the Silver Ghost’s engine ran smoothly and quietly, impressing all who drove the car when new. Mated to the engine is a 4-speed manual transmission that is well known for its “top-gear” functionality, allowing drivers to operate from a standstill and accelerate to cruising speed without having to shift. Additionally, this car was fitted with 4-wheel servo assisted brakes in April of 1925. The first advertisement for the Silver Ghost asked the question: “Is this the best car in the world?” Rolls-Royce’s search for perfection created a car that is still known for luxury and excellence 100 years after being introduced.
117 1911 Breese Paris Torpedo Roadster 2783E $100,000.00 $130,000.00 €86,000 €111,800 Cream over Red leather. RHD. The earliest known owner of this car is a Mr. Albert Blecher of New York City. In 1927 he sold this car to Mr. Don Romeo, a well known jazz band tenor banjo player. Mr. Romeo was a very enthusiastic owner of the car and used it extensively around NYC for ten years. Unfortunately, Mr. Romeo was not very mechanically inclined and did not see the warning signs of the back wheels failing. After exhausting his search for replacement wheels, the car was disassembled and laid up in his garage. The car would remain in Don garage for the next 24 years, till a NYC fire Marshall determined it was a fire hazard and demanded he clear it. A fellow vintage car enthusiast tipped off the new owner, Mr. Emanuel Speraza, about the car. Initially not having an interest, Emanuel offered the car to other club members. As fate would have it, a fellow vintage car enthusiast by name of Leo Peters, who introduced him to Mrs. Breese, Robert Breese’s widow in a local park. When informed that it was probably the missing first car, Mr. Sperraza developed an interest, and purchase the car from Mr. Romeo. Emanuel spent two weeks searching Romeo’s house for all the parts, loaded the car components into the back of his station wagon, strapped the alloy bodywork to the roof, and then drove home with the whole lot. Over the next few years he spent many hours putting the car back together. This task made more complicated by the fact that no two breeze automobiles were the same. Many small parts he had to manufacture himself, but at the end of 2 years, the car was finished and back on the road. It was first displayed at the Antique Car Rally on Staten Island in 1963, where it won 1st place. The car eventually passed to Emanuel’s son in 1990, an ardent vintage car enthusiast and now retired NYPD police officer. The car has since been displayed at numerous events and shows. These included, The Greenwich Concours de Elegance, Medowbrook Hall, and the car won a Palmetto award at Hilton Head in 2006. Even though the car was last restored in the 1960’s, the cars condition today is very good, a testament to the Sperrazza family’s careful care and diligent maintenance. It was recently inspected by a Bonhams Specialist and appears to be in very good order. In the world of collector cars, there are few rarer than a Breese. The vehicle is surely eligible for any number of Concours events, or a slew of Brass era tours.
118 1911 Breese Paris Roadster M795-Y $40,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R €34,400 €51,600 Black over Black leather. RHD. The first owner of this particular car is not known, but in 1926 it was seen by a Mr. Blumberg laid up in a Manhattan garage. According to an article written by him, he instantly fell in love with the car and its sporty lines, so he arranged to buy it. Accompanied by his brother, Mr. Blumberg decided to drive the car on a rather epic 5000-mile road trip around the eastern United States. Setting off from his home at 151st and Broadway, he completed the journey some eighteen weeks later with no mechanical failures. The next known owner of the car was Robert Breese himself. It is believed that during his ownership the car received the rather spartan two-seater coachwork it still wears today. Robert Breese would retain the car for the rest of his life. He even raced it in the commemorative running of the Vanderbilt cup in 1946, where he was barley beaten by Old 16 piloted by veteran racing driver Joe Tracy. A video of this match exists, as do numerous photos of Robert Breese with the car in a history file. After Breese’s death in 1958, it would pass to a surviving member of the Breese family and would remain in their ownership until 2001. It was then acquired by Sperraza family, the owners of the teardrop roadster. By this point, the car had been laid up for a quite lengthy period so the consigner devoted a large amount of the time getting the car roadworthy again. Today, the car is very much the way it was when Robert Breese owned it. Although, the original bodywork is gone, but the unique OHC engine remains. It would make an intriguing restoration project or do equally well as a preservation piece. Seldom do brass cars with such advanced design features come available for purchase.
119 1933 Packard 1004 Touring Car 7500814 $150,000.00 $200,000.00 €129,000 €172,000 Black over Brown leather. 1933 Packards are wonderfully made and styled automobiles – it was only a shame there were so few who could afford to buy them. 10th series production totaled a meager 4,800 units, a far cry from the 16,613 for the 9th series, and way down from the nearly 55,000 sold in 1929. The 10th series would represent Packard’s smallest output of the Classic era. Built on the 142-inch wheelbase, the model 1004 was offered with 14 individual body styles. Priced at $3,090, the 7-Passenger Sedan was one of the more expensive body styles available but was still one of the more popular ones for its luxurious practicality. All the same, only 1,327 Super Eight chassis were built, 788 of which were the longer wheel base models. This particular Packard was sold new in New York City by Park Avenue Packard. It would have been quite a sight when new in the Big Apple. It is most unusual as touring cars are quite rare in this era, with the fashion trending toward all-weather cars. This body style does give some evidence to it being a government use vehicle as touring cars such as this were very popular with high ranking government officials. The seven passenger touring car designs by Packard are some of the best-looking touring cars of the period. Under the watchful eye of Ed Macauley, director of Packard styling division, graceful art deco influenced designs, that were also influenced by Raymond Dietrich, were crafted and fitted. These bodies were of the utmost quality. Restored a number of years ago, today this car presents very nicely as an older restoration. A CCCA senior award winner, this car has been in current ownership since 2007, were it has been carefully maintained and kept in climate-controlled storage. It is quite fetching in its brown color scheme with light brown interior. This Packard would make an excellent choice for various vintage car events. This was the first year of the dual throat carburation which led to a noticeable improvement in performance, making these cars very roadable even today. This tourer is sure to bring its next owner years of high quality and refined motoring.
120 1910 Cadillac Racer 46746 $35,000.00 $45,000.00 €30,100 €38,700 Black race car. RHD. Built on a 1910 Cadillac chassis, this racer is good looking and bound to be great fun to drive. Cadillac never produced anything quite like this in period, so it is safe to assume it was a well-executed conversion. This conversion may have been done by Lindley Bothwell in 1948-1949, or during a prior ownership. This car was certified under Lindley Bothwell by the AAA as a veteran race car in 1952, and it retains its original registration badge. This example passed from Mr. Bothwell’s estate to a California based Horseless Carriage Club member. It would remain in his ownership until 2008 when it was acquired by the consigner. During his ownership the car has had limited use, but it was kept on the button and maintained regularly. A fun machine with a great period racer look, this Cadillac should prove great fun on the road, track or on a brass car tour.
121 1920 Ahrens-Fox Firetruck 1502 $70,000.00 $90,000.00 €60,200 €77,400 Red Fire engine. The Ahrens-Fox on offer was first delivered to the Minneapolis Fire department and served as a trusted tool of the city for many years. Since leaving the line of duty, however, the vehicle has been featured in the noted firetruck collection of Mark V. Smith in Staunton, Virginia. Eventually the truck would leave his care to be placed in the hands of the current consigner who has kept the truck within his own collection for 20 years. This Ahrens Fox is a fine show piece and a rare example of one of the best pieces of firefighting equipment available at the time. An item of firefighting historical significance presented such as this should make for a great addition to any collection.
122 2003 Bentley Arnage T SCBLF34F63CX09288 $25,000.00 $35,000.00 N/R €21,500 €30,100 Black over Black leather. This particular Bentley Arnage T was acquired by the consigner in 2009 from noted Southeastern Bentley dealer, Bentley Hight Point, in High Point, NC. Since that time, it has been used sparingly and serviced regularly. It has provided many years of comfortable weekend transport and has also been shown at RROC events on a few occasions. Included in the sale are its original owner’s books. Ask anyone who has ever driven in one, being behind the wheel of an Arnage T is a fantastic experience. The massive twin turbocharged V8 has an incredible amount of torque and will provide and effortless flow of power at speed. Although a big car, it will also seem to shrink around you on windy roads, a true GT car in the finest tradition.
123 1916 Crane-Simplex Model 5 Brewster Limousine 2196 $60,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R €51,600 €68,800 Dark Blue over light Blue leather. The present owner acquired the car in 2014 and has since spent some time researching its history, most importantly he was able to access the information from the Brewster and Company Records, held in the New York Public Library and through this we now know much of the car’s original delivery and build details. Dated January 6th, 1916, the order for its Double Enclosed Drive coachwork was made to Simplex Auto Co. by G. W. Canterbury Inc. for their client Francis L. Swift at a cost of $2,150 for the bodywork alone. Canterbury were one of the most esteemed agents in Boston, retaining agencies for high quality automobiles including Stevens-Duryea and Winton at various times. Detailed notes describe the body to have been a sedan format, with no formal division, simply a front bench seat, supplemented with a pair of occasional ‘jump’ seats behind. Interestingly, one line on the order book states ‘The front seat is to be pushed back in the body as far as possible, practically to the rear door jams because Mr. & Mrs. S are very long legged and want all the room they can get there.’ The process of construction continues from the initial order at the start of the year, through to November 1916, with additions and amendments to the specification along the way. Mr. Swift appears to have been an attorney in Boston. The car may well have remained in the NorthEast for most of its life, as it is known to have been the property of Ralph H. Powers, who for a number of years in the 1950s and 1960s ran the Powers Antique Automotive Museum in Southington, Connecticut, which would have been one of the pioneering publicly displayed collections of this era. By the turn of the millennium, the car had left this continent for a near 2-decade sojourn in the UK, from which it now returns for sale. Over the course of this latter period, the Brewster car received some cosmetic refurbishment, and after a period of storage some mechanical refreshing. It has been used occasionally for events of the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain. The ‘Crane-Simplex’ truly deserves its reputation as one of the finest American automobiles of the industry’s heroic, pioneering age, and this wonderful example should reward a future owner with many enjoyable miles and years of use.
124 1927 Bentley 6.5 Litre T.H. Gill All Weather Tourer PR2310 $800,000.00 $950,000.00 €688,000 €817,000 Dark Blue and Black over Grey leather. 12ft 6in chassis, C Type gearbox #6144 and camshaft damper, via Gaffikin Wilkinson & Co., Weymann Saloon coachwork fitted, P. Worthington (1), engine MD2458 fitted ’30 (restamped PR2308), Alfred Zeitlin (2), Capt. R. A. Abercromby ’31 (3?), crashed and repaired, upgraded to Speed Six form at works, T.H. Gill Torpedo Transformal Phaeton coachwork to a design by Hibbard & Darrin fitted, Hugh Hunter ’32 (4?), Lady H.G. Walston (5?), unknown, Major W. Enderby (6?), unknown, Daniel B Schwartzkopf, MA, USA, lost, rediscovered ’80s, unknown, via Christies ’80s to unnamed, UK, restored by Scott Moncrieff and Chris Shenton, unnamed ’90s, unnamed US vendor ’00s.
125 1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Brewster Sedan 246AJS $75,000.00 $100,000.00 €64,500 €86,000 Dark Green and Black over Black leather. With production of the Springfield Phantom I ending, Rolls-Royce began limited production of the left hand drive Phantom II beginning in 1931. In total 125 of these left drive center shift Phantoms were built, of which 116 were delivered to the US. According to the factory build sheet, this particular Phantom II was ordered on March 7, 1931. The completed chassis was delivered to New York and dispatched to Brewster Coachworks. When completed by Brewster, the car was fitted with its current, very attractive Dover sedan body, numbered 7327, and delivered to its first owner, Mrs. E.R.F. Johnson. Much of the history of this car is unknown, but in 1982 the car passed to its current consigner, a well-known Rolls-Royce enthusiast. In his ownership, the car has been meticulous maintained and cared for. The engine was completely rebuilt by marque expert Frank Cooke a number of years ago and has done only a few miles since. The brake system, clutch, magneto, and radiator have also been attended to, and the car comes with numerous invoices for this work. An overdrive has also been fitted to increase the car’s usability and make it more enjoyable over long distances. Today, the car shows beautifully in its attractive color scheme of dark green with black fenders. The interior has also been restored to a very high standard using original materials. At the RROC 2010 Toronto meet, the car was awarded 1st place in touring for the Phantom II class. Anyone who has ever driven a well set up Phantom II will tell you that they are great tour cars. The 7.7-liter engine provides an overabundance of torque which makes them delightfully easy to drive. This engine is of course paired with a wonderful chassis with servo assisted brakes, and the exquisite deftness and precision of all the controls make the Phantom II one of the best driving experiences from the prewar era.
126 1958 Mercedes-Benz 220S Cabriolet 180.030.N.8505498 $40,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R €34,400 €51,600 Anthracite Grey over Red leather. Nestled in a calm cozy New England corner, is one such example of the 220S Cabriolet. This Mercedes is believed to have been purchased new by a family based in the greater Woodstock, Vermont area. They would go on to enjoy the vehicle for many a decade, keeping it well maintained and orderly for Sunday and casual drives. In the mid-1980s a gentleman from New York, at that time the President & CEO of Daimler-Benz North America, seeking a more leafy residence, made his way north to purchase a home close by the township of Woodstock. The gentleman, sympathetic towards his new community and historic home, was soon presented the above mentioned 220S by a kind neighbor once they caught wind of his connection to the Mercedes brand. Around 1986, confident that the New York gentleman would attend to their family treasure, the ownership of their 220S was transferred. Correct in their assertions, the car would continue to be used for decades on, driven up into 2014 before being tucked away in the garage for safe keeping. A half century of unbroken routine maintenance has allowed the car to be very well preserved. Its massively desirable Anthracite Grey paint is stunning. Paired with a red leather interior and a noticeably well preserved white cloth convertible top, the character of this W180 can be described as nothing less than elegant. Despite appearing with a bit of dust, the remainder of the interior appears in fine condition. The unusually-figured wood moldings and trim has held together uncracked and the leather shows only modest wear. Furthermore, an original radio and bench seats provide an honest vintage driving experience to anyone lucky enough to get to experience a drive behind the wheel. Examples like this – particularly desirable models and body styles like the 220S Cabriolet – are increasingly hard to find and make stylish, reliable open-topped entries for tours and rallies. With such a well-preserved model like this now available, one should not miss the opportunity to get their hands on this splendid German creation.
127 1925 Lincoln Model L Le Baron Convertible Coupe 29368 $80,000.00 $110,000.00 €68,800 €94,600 Medium Khaki and Black over Khaki leather. This 1925 tri-tone medium khaki Lincoln Model L reflects the beginning of Edsel Ford’s influence on Lincoln design. The long hood, continuous beltline accent, subtly defined passenger compartment edges and body sides that curve in to join the chassis apron all convey a tight, integrated sense of purpose and performance that perfectly suited the Leland-designed chassis and drivetrain. Furthermore, this LeBaron bodied convertible coupe is ripe with period accessories. Beginning up front, there is no shortage of illumination thanks to a suite of lights. Nickel plated drum-type headlights manage the bulk of the work while a bar-mounted spot light and a rare OWL accessory light supplement. Rounding off the remaining extras, are two side mounted spare tires, cowl lights, a rumble seat windshield, and a covered trunk fixed to the rear wrack. The older restoration conducted on the Lincoln has stood the test of time and the vehicle shows in wonderful condition. The body shut lines are tight, the brightwork is lustrous, and the interior upholstery presents with only minimal wear. Under the hood, the running components appear in an equally impressive state. This Lincoln has a very neat ‘Time Warp’ feel to it, and should make a fine addition to any collection. With its plethora of accessories, powerful V-8 engine, and open top, many miles of happy motoring should follow.
128 1914 Cadillac Model 30 Tourer A1806 $65,000.00 $85,000.00 €55,900 €73,100 Brewster Green and Black. RHD. The car was acquired by the consigner earlier this year. Since that time, he has devoted a great deal of time to service work, ensuring it is tour ready. Many medium sized brass cars are difficult to drive in modern traffic conditions. This is not true in the case of the 1914 Cadillac as they offer considerable torque. This well-restored Model 30 previously resided in the prominent Arnold E. Petsche collection. The sporting Touring bodied Cadillac received a comprehensive restoration, which was finished in recent years. The workmanship and level of detail is very impressive and deserves a close look. The prominent Cadillac is finished in Brewster Green with black interior and top. All show impeccably well throughout. A pinstripe has been added to the bodywork and wheels. The quality of this 1914 Cadillac Model 30 Tourer is apparent and is a credit to the leadership and standards set by Henry Leland and Cadillac during the formative years of the automobile era. This is a beautifully restored example of a most charming automobile.
129 1967 Plymouth Barracuda Coupe BH23D72265452 $16,000.00 $24,000.00 €13,760 €20,640 Dark Blue Metallic over unknown. The Barracuda on offer was delivered new to a school teacher in Camden, NJ as a gift for her young son before facing Vietnam’s draft. Sadly, he was one of the many who did not return, and the nearly brand-new Plymouth remained dormant for the subsequent two decades. In the early 1980s, the father of a young gentleman suggested that a colleague of his within the school district had tucked away a nearly new ’67 Plymouth in her garage nearby. Soon a deal was brokered, and the ownership passed on to the young man and his family where it has since remained. Having lived most of its life inside a Pennsylvania garage, this Barracuda has less than 35,000 miles since new on its “D” code 273 V-8 having been enjoyed solely on dry, weekend and summer journeys. Although a fresh coat of code EE1, Dark Blue Metallic paint was applied and some interior fittings have seen replacement since 1967, the car remains largely untouched. With a fascinating story, this Barracuda is truly a fantastic example of the original pony car and is sure to get your heart pumping.
130 1913 Hudson Model 37 36709 $20,000.00 $30,000.00 N/R €17,200 €25,800 Cream and Black over Black leather. RHD. This particular Model 37 hails from the Henry Petronis collection of Easton, Maryland. Prior to entering this assemblage of fine motor cars, the vehicle previously spent time with Kelly Kinzle Antiques in Pennsylvania, and before that, it was in the estate of Earl W. Beck, who was quite the Hudson enthusiast. The car features a high-quality grained vinyl top with twin glass back windows and handsome nickel plated brightwork. Out back is a sporty, angled spare wheel. The round gas tank is likely not original and has been fitted to give it more of the “mile o minute” look. Originally, it had a turtle deck that matched the cowl in shape. The Leather covered dashboard has all the correct, and rare, instruments and switches. The car appears to have to be an older and sympathetic restoration on what was clearly a well-preserved example. Further, this Hudson is reported to be in running condition and a service was recently finished in conjunction with the fitting of new tires. The Model 37 was high-quality medium-priced car in the period and well regarded today for their performance and quality construction. Roadsters in this era are uncommon and quite desirable as they offer considerable performance at an entry level price.
131 1958 Lancia Aurelia B20GT B20S 1763 $190,000.00 $210,000.00 €163,400 €180,600 Bianco Pearl over Blu and Bianco leather. 6th Series Lancia B20 GTs featured all the refinements and improvements developed on the earlier iterations of the superbly engineered and manufactured Aurelia Coupes. The 2.5-liter engine delivered more performance than ever. A stronger transaxle and De Dion suspension helped to maintain excellent balance and an exquisite driving experience. This example appears largely original and unrestored. Being first sold new in Florida, it is a left-hand drive “S” version with the desirable floor shift. It appears the car was acquired in the 1980s by a Toronto area collector and then by Frank Allocca, a New Jersey collector. While under his ownership, the transaxle was refreshed, and the car received service by the well-known restorers at Paul Russell and Co. in the late 90s. The car then made a short move to a New York area collection in 2003, and then to another enthusiast before being obtained by the sellers to become a part of their collection in Southern California. The engine is believed to be the original to the car. The engine bay appears to be very original and unrestored condition and many of its original components have been retained. The engine runs strong and maintains temperatures and oil pressure well. The transaxle shifts smoothly up and down through the gears. Under its current ownership, the car has received regular maintenance and has been repaired as required to ensure its use on a regular basis. Most recently, a brake service was performed including new linings and the hydraulic components were rebuilt. The body of the car is very solid and appears unrestored. It has excellent gaps and closures, with the majority of the paint appearing to be original in both appearance and by paint meter measurements. The underside structure appears to be very original with its original undercoating solid and free of any signs of collisions or damage. The side glass and rear window appear to be the factory original Sekurit pieces. Under Mr. Allocca’s ownership the interior was redone, though the dash board and controls appear original in condition. Overall this particular car drives very well. It shows with a wonderful patina that it has been cared for well through its life and should be well appreciated by its next owner. Lancia B20s in original, well preserved condition rarely come available. via Gooding Scottsdale ’14 $187k.
132 1953 Jaguar XK120 Roadster S672955 $90,000.00 $115,000.00 N/R €77,400 €98,900 Red over Red leather. This particular Jaguar XK120 roadster was delivered to Charles H. Hornburg of Los Angeles, California, and was shipped T.T. Pascoe Ltd aboard the S.S. Pacific Importer. Mr. Hornburg would probably retain the car for a short while until it passed to a Mr. James Flaherty, of South Gate, California. The car was most likely registered in the state until at least 1960, as indicated by a sticker dated with the same year on the rear plate. After this time, the whereabouts of the vehicle remain unknown until the 1990s when it was acquired by a Jaguar dealer. By this point, the car had an indicted 5,750 miles, and a production trace certificate was issued. In 2003 the car passed to William Twigg Smith II on February 7. At this time, a few things had been replaced to make the car a runner, but all of the original components were kept with the car. The original wheels with their original tires were also taken off the car and preserved. The car would remain with William Twigg Smith until 2016 when it was sold to the consigner. When inspected recently, this Jaguar XK120 appears to be a remarkably preserved example and the indicated millage of 5,856 is believed to be correct. The car still wears its original color scheme of red on red as indicated by the heritage certificate, and is believed to be the original paintwork, and original interior. The only non-factory modification plainly evident on the vehicle is a shortened windscreen, a project more than likely completed early on in the car’s life. Any Jaguar or preservation-class car enthusiast should treat themselves to a close inspection of this stunning “time-capsule” automobile still retaining factory markings and tags along with the original matching numbers drivetrain. Accompanying the sale of the car is its original tool kit, jack, original tires, and Jaguar-issued Heritage Trust Certificate. With just 5,856 original miles on the odometer at the time of cataloging, this is unquestionably one of the best-preserved Jaguar XK120s in existence.
133 1931 Isotta – Fraschini Tipo 8A Lancefield Faux Cabriolet 1676 $350,000.00 $400,000.00 €301,000 €344,000 Bianco over Rosso leather. RHD. Victor Pryce Webb Esq, UK (1), Lancefield coachwork fitted, taken to Australia, returned to UK, donated to Ambulance Station in Norwich during WW2, returned to Mrs. Webb, returned to Australia and stored, unnamed, FL, USA ’80s (2). Today, this particular Isotta Franchini seems to be in very good order, with less than 55,000 miles indicated on the odometer. Its current paint is believed to be from the color change that took place early in the car’s life. The upholstery is believed to be from the late 1940s as it was very common for cars that had been donated to motor pools to be freshened up before they were returned to the original owners, but on careful inspection there are signs that indicated that some of it may be original. The rest of the car appears to be very much undisturbed. Also included in the sale will be a set of what is believed to be the original pattern tires. A testament to its current mindful custodian and years of hibernation in Australia. Isotta Franchini and Lancefield are names that are familiar with almost all prewar car enthusiasts. Isotta Franchini were top of line in their day and the choice of celebrities and those with impeccable taste. Few of these cars survive in original condition. Coming out of years of private ownership and careful stewardship, this wonderful Lancefield bodied sport coupe would be an excellent choice for touring or for various preservation class concours events. This may be one of the last chances to acquire an unrestored, preserved Isotta, and the opportunity should not be missed.
134 2002 Bentley Continental R Mulliner SCBZB25E22CX01791 $110,000.00 $120,000.00 €94,600 €103,200 Black Sapphire over Cotswold leather. As production continued through the decade, increasing iterations of the platform were introduced offering customers further performance and features. The exclusive Continental R Mulliner was just one of these new models with only 148 examples produced over several model years. Effectively a standard wheelbase version of the sporty Continental R, the Mulliner shared the titanic 420 horsepower turbocharged engine and aggressive flared fenders of its squatter sibling while providing additional legroom to its rear passengers. The example on offer left the Crewe factory in 2002 to be delivered to its original, and only owner in Greenwich, Connecticut. Well appointed, the exterior is dressed in deep Black Sapphire paint, a stygian blue that reveals its true depth in the sunlight, while the interior is swathed in acres of Cotswold leather with French Navy contrasting elements throughout. Dark blue carpets complete the stately look. Owned with care and sparingly used, roughly 6,400 miles have accumulated on the vehicles odometer during the vehicle’s 16-year life. Unsurprisingly, the Bentley presents in fine conditional all around. The Interior shows minimal signs of wear and the forest worth of wood on the dash shows little in the way of age. This vehicle represents a fine opportunity to obtain a shining and well specified example of one the rarer and well-regarded Bentleys of the modern era.
135 1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Brewster Newmarket Convertible Sedan 234AJS $300,000.00 $400,000.00 €258,000 €344,000 Red, Black and Cream over Red leather. When the Rolls-Royce Springfield works began to shut down its assembly line in 1930, there was still a demand for new chassis to be built, and Rolls-Royce could not simply allow the US market to be forgotten. So, 125 Phantom II chassis were set aside to be converted to left hand drive with center gearshifts. These cars were referred to as the ‘AJS’ and ‘AMS’ series cars- the A prefix standing for American. This particular Phantom II Rolls-Royce is one of those 125 left hand drive examples. It was ordered new by noted American politician and newspaper tycoon Vance McCormick. He was the youngest man elected to serve as the Mayor of Harrisburg and was in office from 1902 to 1905. During his tenure, he was responsible for many improvements to the city and the population grew by 22,000. Even today, he is regarded as the man who delivered Harrisburg into modernity. After this, Vance went on to have a very successful career with the Democratic Party. At the height of his political power, he was chair of the American Commission to Negotiate Peace at the Versailles Peace Conference at Woodrow Wilson’s right hand. Vance McCormick’s Diplomatic Service brought him in close contact with Bernard Baruch, Lawrence of Arabia, David Lloyd George, and Herbert Hoover. It was very odd at the time for a public figure to order such a lavish car after the Great Depression commence in 1929. McCormick spent over $18,000 dollars on the Rolls-Royce. This was an immense expense on a car, especially for someone who was likely trying to form relationships with the common man.In John Webb de Campi’s book The Rolls Royce in America, chassis 234AJS is listed as a special order. It was fitted with a Brewster Newmarket convertible sedan, with division.Brewster began building carriages in New Haven in 1810. Their artistry was recognized internationally, including a prize won in Paris in 1878. Like many carriage builders, they segued into automobile bodies in 1905. By 1911 they had moved their atelier to Long Island City, New York, perhaps to be closer to the financial center that provided them customers. They were later acquired by Rolls-Royce and built many of the bodies on Springfield built, left hand drive Phantom IIs and later had an agreement with Ford. Their quality was in fact so legendary that the great Cole Porter, added the lyrics, “You’re a Brewster body” to his song, “You’re the Top.”McCormick was clearly a man of distinguished taste. The special feature that is believed to be original is that all the fittings and trim, including the flying lady, were ordered in brass. This, along with its Burgundy and black original color scheme, is most striking. After McCormick’s ownership, the car is rumored to have gone to the New York area. Much of this history is currently unknown. In the 1980s, it was in the collection of Mr. Karl Blade of Oklahoma. It is unknown as to when Mr. Blade acquired the car, but he did use it extensively. In 1987 the car was on the show field at Hershey when it was admired by Jim Adams, a collector based in Harrisburg. Mr. Adams told Mr. Blade that if he ever wanted to sell it, he should give him a call. A few years passed, and Mr. Blade decided to sell 234AJS to Mr. Adams. It was at this time that the car returned to Harrisburg. At this time the car was presented very much in the same way it is today, having only travelled an indicted 32,000 miles. The car would remain in Mr. Adams ownership until 1997 when he decided to sell it. As a boy, the current consigner saw the car when it was used to chauffeur Mr. McCormick and his wife to church. During church service the car was polished by his chauffeur. As it turned out, he would grow up to be an ardent Rolls Royce enthusiast, and jumped on the opportunity to purchase the car in 1997. This car has remained with the consigner for the past twenty years. It has been lovingly looked after and has been regularly maintained by a list of the who’s who of Rolls Royce specialists. These include, Dick Foley, John Denisson, and Tim Jane. It has also been displayed on numerous occasions at the Radnor Hunt Concours and was a star of the Harrisburg parade in 2006. Today, the car is in remarkably preserved condition. In fact, it has been used as a template to determine originality for various Phantom II restorations. Its current paint scheme is deep red and retains its original black fenders. The interior is said to be the original color and is in very good condition. This car also retains its original tool kit, with accessory spot lamp. One of the nicest features about Brewster Newport is their usability as tour cars. They offer the sportiness of top down motoring with added luxury of cover when touring weather is more hostile. The American series of Phantom IIs have always been highly sought after as there were only 125 examples ever produced. This particular car benefits from a famous celebrity first owner, and the extraordinary low mileage further adds to the mystique of the vehicle. This Phantom II is eligible for a variety of touring events and a welcome participant on the concours lawn.
136 1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Tilbury Sedan S256PL $100,000.00 $140,000.00 N/R €86,000 €120,400 Burgundy and Black over Burgundy leather. Rolls-Royce records state that this 1926 Silver Ghost, chassis S 256 PL, was originally delivered in October of 1926 to a J.M Coward IV of New York, New York. Chassis supplied by Rolls-Royce’s Springfield, Mass. factory would be fitted with bodies produced by the likes of Brewster, Willoughby, Merrimac, and Holbrook. This car was built as a Tilbury sedan body; coachwork that remains original to the car today. The Tilbury sedan is one of several “catalog” styles offered by Rolls-Royce of America under the hallmark of Rolls-Royce Custom Coach Work, available in fixed-roof or landaulet styles. Chassis S 256 PL is seen today with an older restoration, finished in a handsome two-tone burgundy over black livery. The car’s paint work has held up well and is presented in tidy fashion, as well as the nickel accessories and fittings that include dual side-mount spares and twin cowl lamps. The interior is trimmed in complementary dark red leather, with fawn carpets, panels and headlining. The Tilbury-bodied Ghosts seldom appear for sale as they offer a near ideal combination of style and all-weather comfort. Presented in good order throughout, S 256 PL is a charming motorcar that is well suited for use touring with organizations such as the Silver Ghost Society within the RROC or the CCCA.
137 1924 Locomobile Model 48 Bridgeport Open Drive Limousine 19124 $100,000.00 $130,000.00 €86,000 €111,800 Blue and Black over Black leather. This fascinating and powerful Locomobile Model 48 wears an elegant and formal Open Drive Limousine body designed by J. Frank de Causee for the Bridgeport Body Company. Most bodies, including this one, were built very close to the Locomobile works at this highly regarded shop, though Locomobile did contract with a number of outside coachbuilders through the years. An imposing and grand machine, this Model 48 wears a high-quality older restoration and has been enjoyed by the previous owners on a great many AACA tours. It presents in beautiful condition throughout, having remained under the care of one owner from 1963 to 2008. Remarkably, the 25,560 miles showing on the odometer are believed to be accurate. The restoration was sympathetically executed and has been well-maintained since with very good dark blue paintwork on the main body, black fenders and subtle gold coach lines. The theme repeats on the wood spoked wheels shod in period appropriate black tires. A pair of spare tires are fitted to the rear, as to not impede ingress and egress to the cabin. Furthermore, this helps along the process of making the car to look even longer than its 142″ wheelbase already suggests. Fine quality polished nickel plating adorns the radiator, headlamps, and other details. The driver’s compartment is largely open with the exception of the fixed roof panel. As expected with a chauffeur-driven limousine, the front is trimmed in hard-wearing black leather, showing little wear in spite of the regular use this car has seen. The speedometer, incorporating a clock and odometer, is by Waltham while secondary instruments are by Westinghouse. A Locomobile patent tag is attached to the dash, showing this as car number 19124. Sills are stamped with body number 3393. Black leather door cards and kick panels are in good condition. The driver’s compartment presents as it should, businesslike and functional. Rear passengers are protected by the elements in a fully enclosed compartment with roll up side glass and an interesting three-pane divider window. The compartment is trimmed in blue fabric and blue carpeting to complement the body. The large rear seat has room for at least three passengers, while a pair of jump seats stow in the floor. The cabin is opulently equipped with a pair of bud vases, grab handles, silk blinds, dual dome lamps, robe rail, and a rear Waltham clock. Passengers are also treated to dual running board lamps and a speaking tube for with which to bark orders at the chauffeur. This impressive Locomobile was awarded an AACA National First Prize in 1966, and has been preserved well since, a testament to both the quality of the restoration as well as the quality of the Model 48. Few early American cars are as evocative or imposing as Locomobile. Belying the years since its restoration, this grand and important motorcar presents in wonderful condition, still very much showable, yet also an excellent choice for CCCA or AACA touring.
138 1917 Paige Detroit Brooklands 6-51 73804 $50,000.00 $70,000.00 N/R €43,000 €60,200 Cream and Black over Tan leather. This particularly well-preserved Paige Brooklands is an interesting car with an iconic and documented history. Its first owner was a successful entrepreneur in the Detroit area, Thomas Lyle Williams. He had turned a normal sibling activity, watching his sister apply makeup into Maybelline cosmetics, which bore his sisters name. Evidently, it is still an industrial giant 100 years later. Paige liked to name their cars after motorsport venues, as is the case with this Brooklands model. The total production figures of the Brooklands model is unknown, but this is believed to be the only survivor. Mr. Williams was clearly a man concerned with style, so the Paige was ordered with the unique convertible bodywork designed by the very man himself. To this day the coachwork original coachwork remains on the vehicle. It can be converted from a two-seat roadster, to an open touring car, or a bobtail 2+2, or an all-weather phaeton. The body panels and top pieces all store in a compartment behind the rear seat. The back seat also houses unique wooden cabinets. Surely this was a unique and grand statement on the streets in 1917. Much of the history immediately after WW2 remains unknown, but at some time it passed into the hands of Jim Grundy Sr. It passed from his estate to Mr. Robert Pass, and then to the consignor in 2007. When acquired, it was in remarkably preserved condition, even retaining most of its original pigskin interior. The engine was indeed tired and after a bearing failure the engine was completely rebuilt with custom pistons by Egge Machine. At this time an overdrive was also fitted to make it a more capable long-distance touring car. Since this rebuild, the Paige has been a veteran of many tours with its enthusiastic owner. On a recent test drive, the Paige performed extremely well. Large engined vehicles spanning the Edwardian/Teddy Roosevelt/Wilsonian era are a far cry from the driving experience of the smaller, mass produced cars of the period. This car’s marvelous torque smoothness and precision gearbox will delight all enthusiasts. With its intriguing history it will be a hit at weekend vintage car gatherings and will make an excellent addition to an established or newly forming collection.
139 1934 Packard 1101 Touring Car 377723 $120,000.00 $160,000.00 €103,200 €137,600 Dark Blue over Black leather. The known history of this Packard begins in 1950 when the vehicle was purchased by Curtiss L. Blake, the founder of Friendly Ice Cream Company. Soon after his acquisition, the car was brought to Packard Springfield Inc. for a restoration which included rebuilding the motor, applying a dark blue lacquer finish, fitting a new top, floor mats, tires and a plethora of new small items. After two years of enjoying his refurbished automobile, Mr. Blake parted ways with the car and handed it over to patriarch of the family which currently owns the vehicle. At this point, 52,000 original miles appeared on the odometer. Under this gentleman’s care, the Packard would split its time between a home in Pennsylvania and Cape Cod during the summer months. On two occasions the Wendling Brothers touched up the paint, and in 1971 the car was taken to Hibernia Auto Restorations for the first of many instances. In 1982, the car was purchased by a son of the family and would find its new home in New Hampshire. The practice of routine maintenance and continual restorative work would continue under this newest owner with trips to Partridge Restoration occurring in 1980, 1982, 1983, and 1985. Further brake and electrical work were carried out in 1984 and after moving the car to Pennsylvania, the Packard received new tires and engine work in 1994. Just a year later the car was sent to Vermont for a full body off repaint, replating, engine rebuild and a new top. More Recently, the carburetor was rebuilt by Daytona Parts Company. As described, this Packard benefits from a one family ownership that extends over 50 years and is subsequently accompanied by a plethora of paperwork documenting the extensive efforts carried out on the vehicle. This marks a rare opportunity to obtain a very well cared for example
140 1936 Bentley 4.25 Litre Gurney Nutting Airflow Saloon B118HK $175,000.00 $225,000.00 €150,500 €193,500 Red over tan leather. RHD. 126bhp 4257cc I6. 4 speed manual. 1 of 2 with this bodywork. Displayed at Olympia Motor Show in ’36 in Steel dust over grey leather. Via Car Mart Ltd. to Major C. Watson-Smythe, West Cornwall March ’37 (1), C.J. Oppenheim ’40 (2), V. Motion ’43 (3), unnamed, “Bunty” Scott-Moncrief ’60s, via Frank Dale & Stepsons, Art Mullaly, Carmel, CA ’67, Gary Moore ’81, Malcolm Schneer, Newport Beach ’87, restored in red over beige, unnamed, Orin Smith collection ’10. Older restoration that may need refreshioning. via RM Amelia ’17 $165k.
141 1913 Stutz Bearcat Series B Roadster 997 $550,000.00 $650,000.00 €473,000 €559,000 Green over Black leather. RHD. It only takes a quick glance at this stunningly presented Stutz to see why it has become such a legend. Beyond its racing success, the Bearcat had everything you needed and nothing you didn’t—as shown on this car. The earliest history of this example is not known, but it is understood to have been discovered in the 1970s by an aerial photography pilot and car enthusiast. While doing survey work for the US Government, he would scan his photos for evidence of lost vehicles and certainly seems to have hit the jackpot when he spotted the remains of this Series B Stutz in a ranch on Montana. Understood to have been in rough shape upon discovery, it is believed that much of the frame, the gas tank, and most of the engine was intact and salvageable. Using what was found as a basis, the new owner began the difficult process of obtaining correct pieces to replace the missing parts. Correct transaxle halves (the center aluminum housing is a more modern piece), front axles, trunk, steering column and lamps were all sourced. The engine, which was in poor condition, was refurbished as best as possible with the block being retained and replacement cylinder blocks understood to have come from the Los Angeles County Museum. Many parts were said to have come from Harrah’s ample collection as well. After decades of searching and work, the car was still in unfinished shape when it was discovered by the penultimate owner in a restoration shop and purchased in 2004. A knowledgeable and studious collector, he began a restoration to finally bring the car to the beautiful condition in which is shows today. Over the course of nine years, he restored or sourced correct replacements for each part of the car doing almost the entire restoration himself. Working to maintain authenticity, a correct body was fabricated – which in the case of the racy Bearcat largely entailed the fenders and hood. The current owner acquired the car in 2015, a few years after the restoration was completed. Finished in dark green with fire engine red frame and fender undersides, this American sportscar shows very well. With its gleaming nickel plating and shining paint, it has the looks that made this racer famous. Beyond just that though is the performance that helped rocket the Bearcat to fame. The big Wisconsin-sourced four has been regularly maintained—most recently with fuel system servicing. Reported to be a strong runner, these cars are a delight to drive and continue to provide the thrills and excitement for which they were known over a century ago. Updated to a 12-volt electrical system with ignition modifications and a more modern clutch—all for touring reliability—this racer would be a welcome participant on any number of fun and desirable events not to mention an excellent addition to any collection.
142 1970 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 109.018-12-003662 $70,000.00 $90,000.00 €60,200 €77,400 Aqua Blue over Parchment leather. The 6.3 we are proud to offer recently received extensive mechanical work which was conducted to bring an already well-preserved car to tip-top shape. The drivetrain was an area of particular focus for those involved in the project and the engine was taken out to be thoroughly overhauled. The transmission was also treated to a similar procedure. With both removed, it provided an opportunity to refinish the engine compartment, and as such, a fresh coat of paint was sprayed within. Furthermore, the air suspension received considerable attention in conjunction with the brakes. Lastly, a stainless steel exhaust was fitted. Inside, the original parchment colored seats present with an honest amount of wear with splendid patina. The wood treatment on the dash was removed and refinished to appear in as-new condition, and truly adds to the elegance of this Mercedes’ interior. Underfoot, new Coco floor mats were placed. Adding to the authenticity is a fully functioning Becker radio. Completing the stylish look of this large Teutonic sedan is an uncharacteristically colorful exterior treatment of Aqua Blue. This dashing color is clearly evocative of the era in which it was produced and makes this Mercedes a real stand-out. The vehicle was purchased by its current owner 10 years ago and has since, place great care keeping the vehicle in good condition. Little is known about the early history but the roughly 83,000 miles on the odometer are reported to be original. A preservation award won at the Misselwood Concours all but confirms the quality of this truly special automobile. A well driving, mechanically sorted example such as this will surely be an object of desire to anyone who is enthusiastic about comfortable, sound, V8 powered super saloons. Now is the opportunity to obtain an exemplary iconic Mercedes Benz.
143 1928 Packard Model 443 Phaeton 225262 $120,000.00 $150,000.00 €103,200 €129,000 Two tone Brown and Black over Brown leather. This fine example of the Model 4-43, Fourth Series Packard features the elegant Dual Windshield Phaeton coachwork. The car exabits a well-preserved older restoration, still presenting in very attractive condition. The coachwork is finished in an era-evoking combination of medium brown with dark brown beltline, black fenders and dark orange disc wheels and body accents. The signature Packard disc wheels are fitted with whitewall tires all around, including the dual side-mount spare wheels. The styling is very sporting for a large car. With the canvas top erected, a rakish and aggressive look, particularly in profile, is exhibited. Paint, chrome and brightwork are in beautiful condition, showing deep shine and minimal flaws. The imposing Packard radiator shell is protected by a stainless-steel stone guard, while wind-wings, cowl lamps, outside mirrors, and a trunk rack round out the accessories. The luxurious interior is trimmed in dark tan leather which finely complements the exterior paint colors. Sporting the Dual Windshield Phaeton coachwork, rear passengers have their own adjustable windscreen with wind-wings to keep them comfortable and unruffled during top-down touring. A past owner installed a set of handsome wooden cabinets behind the driver’s seat which appear to be the only deviation from originality in the cabin. The wood dash and door caps are restored with deep gloss and the instruments present beautifully in the center of the fascia. Thanks to the obvious care this example has received, it remains attractive enough for show. As a CCCA approved Full Classic, it would be extremely well-suited for CARavan Touring and a welcome addition to any collection of fine automobiles.
144 1947 Jaguar Mark IV Cabriolet SL3157 $70,000.00 $90,000.00 €60,200 €77,400 Red over Beige leather. As post war Jaguars go, this left-hand drive Mark IV 3½ liter 3-position drophead coupe is evidently one of the rarer models to be sold in period. Finished in an attractive combination of burgundy over a caramel interior, the colors reflect the subdued yet sporting nature of the vehicle. Under enthusiast ownership for 37 years prior to be acquired by the consignor, the vehicle was kept in good running order during his stewardship and would further receive a restoration. Despite being conducted some time ago, the vehicle looks sharp today with good panel fitment and alignment. Inside, the story is very much the same, and the upholstery has been kept in good shape given its age. The dash features a full suite of original gauges and switch gear and even the wood has been kept glossy. It is also reported that the mechanicals have been looked after well and the drivetrain is in good condition. It should be noted that the engine is reported to have been replaced at some point. Furthermore, a remote-mount oil filter has been installed to help along the longevity of the motor. A very usable car with handsome looks, this Mark IV will surely provide its new owners with many enjoyable open-air rides, and the rarity will ensure a unique status within any collection.
145 1930 Austin Seven Swallow Saloon M99312 $35,000.00 $45,000.00 €30,100 €38,700 Black and Old English White over Black. RHD. Swallow Saloon blodywork. Fair – good condition throughout. via RM Hershey ’17 $16k.
146 1929 Chrysler Model 75 Roadster R262516 $40,000.00 $50,000.00 €34,400 €43,000 Yellow and Black over Red leather. The early history of this particular Model 75 is unfortunately not known. The car was restored a number of years ago, but not actively used. The car was acquired in 1999 by a family member of the consigner, a Chrysler enthusiast. At this time, it was very well presented, but not to the enthusiast’s liking. First on the to-do list was to rebuild the motor and go through the entire brake system. After this work was completed, the car was driven for a short time. In 2003 the car passed to the consigner. The car has been carefully stored over the past few years. Last year it was decided to get it on the road again. During this process it was decided to repaint the fenders, as they had faded slightly. The rest of the bodywork’s current coat of yellow lacquerer remained on the vehicle as it was still in good condition. Chrysler 75s are great, powerful, easy drive classics, with plenty of performance. They are eligible for numerous events worldwide and are easy to maintain. This particular example in its attractive yellow and black color scheme would make a great addition to any collection, or as a great way to enter the collector car hobby.
147 1930 Cadillac Model 353 Fisher Convertible Coupe 506162 $90,000.00 $120,000.00 €77,400 €103,200 Cream and Black over Brown leather. This 1930 Cadillac Series 353 wears rare and handsome 2/4 passenger Convertible Coupe coachwork, style number 168 from the Fisher Metal Body factory catalog. It is presented in primrose yellow over black, wearing an older restoration that presents with a pleasant, moderate patina. Fully accessorized, it features dual sidemount spares, Cadillac goddess mascot, radiator stone guard, a single Pilot Ray driving lamp and a color-keyed trunk. While the restoration has aged, it remains in attractive order overall. The body is straight and appears sound, and the paint is glossy, with some minor checking and blemishes visible upon closer inspection. Similarly, the chrome and brightwork is in good order, with older, careworn plating that is consistent with the overall feel of the car. The two-place cabin is trimmed in brown upholstery, which is inviting and in very good condition overall with good brown carpets and original instruments, controls, and switchgear. It runs and drives, though some additional attention would be required before embarking on any longer tours or events. The Cadillac Series 353 is one of the best driving class-era Cadillacs, and with sorting, this example has the potential to be a very enjoyable event car for CCCA CARavan or similar tours. With rare and attractive coachwork by Fisher, and a pleasing patina, this lovely Cadillac will surely provide many more years of enjoyment to its next keeper.
148 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible 5762101362 $120,000.00 $130,000.00 €103,200 €111,800 Black over Cream and light Blue. The known, modern history of this lavish piece of American steel begins in the sunny state of California when Mr. Arthur Wickers purchased this Eldorado from Cadillac Corner on Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood on June 18, 1993. As noted on the bill of sale, the car was wearing burgundy paint with a black and white interior. Additionally, the files on hand report a slew of mechanical work done to the vehicle throughout the remainder of the 1990s. In 2001, the Cadillac was purchased by the consigner and shipped to Rye, New York. Soon after it was decided to begin the process of restoring the vehicle with an eye for authenticity. Beginning first with detail odds and ends the project would eventually lead to a full frame off restoration that would see the car stripped down to bare metal. Mechanically, the car was fully treated, and the drivetrain received thorough attention. The enthusiast owner made a point to keep the original interior of the car and so the inside remains untouched from any cosmetic refurbishment. Furthermore, the exterior was treated to fresh black paint giving the Eldorado a truly striking presence. Great care was given to the car and a hefty stack of service records detail exactly the amount of work poured onto this classic. Outfitted with a ‘batwing’ air cleaner with dual 4-barrel carbs, Autronic Eye, and heater, it is a nearly six-decade old luxury car with comfort that rivals – and even exceeds – many modern-day drop tops. Then and now, there are few classier ways to show you’ve arrived than to appear on the scene in ’57 Eldorado Biarritz Convertible.
149 1999 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph SCALA61E7XCX01903 $30,000.00 $40,000.00 €25,800 €34,400 Grey Silver over Double Grey leather. Delivered new to a Massachusettsan in the winter of 1998, the Rolls-Royce on offer was finished in a subtle grey-sliver paint scheme with a matching double grey interior. This individual would hold onto the car for 6 years and rolled 14,000 miles on dash. In 2005 the vehicle received its second owner and in 2011 a third. Today, the seller reports that the service is all up to date and the car is in good order with roughly 40,000 miles now appearing on the odometer. 3 years ago, $10,000 was spent replacing the wood in the interior, giving the car a very fresh look indeed. With a base price of $220,000, the Silver Seraph was finest and most luxurious vehicle on the road when it came out. The old-world luxury one experienced when ensconced in the buttery soft leather seats is just as enjoyable today as it was when new. And when you can enjoy a Rolls for the price of a new Chevy, it is hard to reason why one wouldn’t jump at the opportunity.
150 1975 Lincoln Continental Mark IV Coupe 5Y89A862821 $25,000.00 $35,000.00 N/R €21,500 €30,100 Red and White vinyl over White and Red leather. This Mark IV was purchased new by an inventor in Florida. Finished in Dark Red with a white vinyl faux landau roof and a matching white and red leather interior, it was cherished and sparingly driven. The car was driven to Texas after a few years where it came into the garage of the father of the present owner. A manufacturer of coin mechanisms for newspaper racks that used the patents held by the first owner, it was natural that the car would pass to a familiar next owner. Under the care of the current owner’s family the car was only used once or twice a year and appeared occasionally at the front of local parades and the Grand Marshall’s conveyance. Showing under 9,800 miles from new and in original condition, this big Lincoln is ready for its next, superfly owner.
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