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RM Hershey – October 11th & 12th, 2018

5.30pm, October 11th & 12th

The Hershey Lodge

325 University Drive
Hershey, Pennsylvania
United States 17033

Hershey has long been the site of one of the worlds leading swap meets, an anachronism in todays online world but a real life marketplace for rare parts and ephemera to delight any automobile fan. First held by the AACAs Eastern Division way back in ’55, Hershey offers 9,000 flea market spaces, over 1,000 car corral spaces, and approximately 1,500 show cars and remains easily the largest such event with only Beaulieu in the UK coming close. Aside from its place in automobile folklore Hershey is also famous for its chocolate with the towns motto “the Sweetest Place on Earth”, likely a useful sidetrack if all the cars start to dull the senses. RM have held a Hershey auction annually since 2007, after a series of auctions by The Hershey LLC and as with their other sales they have used a level of professionalism and marketing to sell a selection that is always heavily slanted towards vintage and post vintage American full classics.

Duesenbergs have always featured strongly, taking half of the past decades top sales gongs while other marques include Marmon, the worlds oldest car (the De Dion Bouton et Trepardoux), Chrysler, Cadillac and Pierce-Arrow. These cars are in keeping with the general category of the event and the average age of the cars on offer is 1936, approx. 30 – 40 years older than most offerings at Monterey but totally on par for previous editions of the Hershey auction. General volumes have hovered around the $10 – 15 million mark and this years sale.

Date – Offered/Sold – Total Gross US$ – High sale US$

2007 107/109 (98%) $12,069,620.00 $1,650,000.00 1911 Oldsmobile Limited & 1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy
2008 73/84 (87%) $6,872,350.00 $1,688,500.00 1933 Duesenberg Model SJ
2009 122/130 (94%) $8,184,600.00 $517,000.00 1931 Marmon Model 16
2010 141/142 (99%) $8,428,750.00 $748,000.00 1929 Duesenberg Model J
2011 93/112 (83%) $9,949,550.00 $4,620,000.00 1884 De Dion Bouton Trepardoux
2012 110/118 (93%) $9,901,100.00 $1,292,500.00 1931 Duesenberg Model J
2013 104/115 (90%) $9,656,200.00 $704,000.00 1933 Chrysler CL
2014 152/163 (93%) $13,319,700.00 $1,100,000.00 1930 Cadillac V16
2015 142/147 (97%) $15,879,650.00 $830,500.00 1913 Pierce-Arrow 66-A-4
2016 95/111 (86%) $10,905,750.00 $2,090,000.00 1930 Duesenberg Model J
2017 131/142 (92%) $15,789,150.00 $2,310,000.00 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow

This years sale might lack the million dollar lot but it more than makes up for that with literally dozens of fine collectible motorcars in the six figure range, many from the Calumet and Lloyd Needham collections. Leading the way is a 1932 Packard Twin Six Dietrich Individual Custom Convertible Sedan with an extraordinary story. Just 236 Twin Six chassis were ever made and as a top of the line Packard, few other cars anywhere could match the engineering and quality, of those 236 readily the top of the line were those with Dietrich Individual Custom coachwork and as few as two of them were fitted with this particular coachwork which was formal with just a touch of sporty. This particular car came about when Bob Bahre purchased a 904 that was mounted with this coachwork from the Harrah collection. To recreate the car Bahre sourced an original 9th series Twin Six chassis, engine and transmission, also from the Harrah collection and the car was restored by Steve Grunder to its current superb condition. This car has already done the rounds twice, RM Amelia in ’14 where it sold for $840k and RM Scottsdale in ’18 where it failed at $700 – 800k, this compares poorly to an original which would fetch $500k more in the same condition. That said, this car isn’t an original Individual Custom Convertible Sedan and never will be although it is likely acceptable at all the same events, except maybe Pebble Beach and provides essentially the same values, at a major discount. This time around the car is estimated at $600 – 750k and for the right buyer, offers great buying indeed.Image result for rm hershey 2018 1932 Packard Twin Six Dietrich Individual Custom Convertible Sedan

Pre-war cars are the stock and trade for Hershey. Highlights include:

  • 1909 Stanley Model Z Mountain Wagon – Est. $175 – 225k. One doesn’t simply buy a Stanley, one buys into the Stanley owners club because a steamer is not really a car one can simply drive, it takes understand and a deeper appreciation for tinkering to make ownership a rewarding experience. That said there is likely nothing like it and what price the experience. Usable and lots of fun for you and many, many friends, this car would be lots of fun, for the right buyer.
  • 1911 Delahaye 43A Charabanc 249 – Est. $100 – 150k. Like the above but at least petrol powered with a 3 litre 4 cylinder engine and relatively modern transmission. A charabanc so enough seating for a dozen or more. Borderline usability and more an experience than a car purchase. Market pricing.
  • 1911 Packard Model 30 UEFR Limousine – Est. $125 – 150k. A beautiful, rather grand big early Packard with Limousine coachwork. Still highly original, it was once traded for a bottle of Cutty Sark and this Packard offers a good proposition for the right buyer.
  • 1913 Stanley Model 64 Roadster – Est. $100 – 125k. A fabulous early steamer, restored roughly three decades ago, usable in its own way and ideal for any local car shows. Market priced.
  • 1913 Pierce-Arrow Model 48-B-2 7 pass Tourer – Est. $200 – 250k. A lovely, massive Pierce-Arrow with immense quality incl. the 525 cui six cylinder engine. Outstanding condition and likely to be turnkey. Market priced.
  • 1930 Cadillac V16 Fleetwood Roadster – Est. $400 – 450k. A very rare RHD example that was shown at the Earls Court Motor Show in London, England before export to South Africa, it returned to the USA in ’77 and was later rebuilt with Fleetwood Roadster coachwork and LHD. A very nice car in great condition but not exactly original. Original Fleetwood Roadsters are $1 – 1.5 mil. so this is heavily discounted due to its origins. Depending on your perspective, this is a great deal or an expensive fake.
  • 1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 51 Le Baron Sport Coupe – Est. $145 – 175k. A totally original, very rare, grand Coupe, ideal restoration project. Should still be room to restore and come out ahead.
  • 1932 Marmon Sixteen Le Baron Close Coupled Sedan – Est. $250 – 300k. A gorgeous saloon on the mighty Marmon V16 chassis/engine combo. Seriously attractive coachwork and a great condition, CCCA competition winner in 2016. Market pricing.
  • 1934 Lincoln Model KB Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton – Est. $110 – 130k.A full custom Lincoln with properly vintage coachwork. Quite gorgeous and a well maintained older restoration. Ideal for any use. Seems pretty cheap, especially compared to the equivalent Duesy.
  • 1934 Packard Eight Phaeton – Est. $140 – 160k. As with the car above but on the Packard chassis and 320cui straight 8 combo. Ultra high quality and well worth the money. Lovely car that will require a restoration fairly soon.
  • 1934 Lincoln Model KB Dietrich Convertible Sedan – Est. $225 – 275k. A rare, glamorous Lincoln with a spectacular presence. Recent pricing shows that this is perhaps $10 – 20k over market but their is value at the low estimate.
  • 1935 Cadillac V12 Fleetwood Coupe – Est. $165 – 195k. Art deco Cadillac with the mighty V12, extremely luxurious, restored since 2007 and ready for anything.  Hard to say but seems like market pricing.
  • 1936 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria – Est. $225 – 275k. A beautifully elegant and glamorous car that would have cost a fortune when new. Well restored since and a recent concours winner. Seems perhaps a little cheap, another $30 – 50k wouldn’t hurt.
  • 1936 Packard Twelve 1407 Coupe Roadster – Est. $275 – 325k. A large car with the 175hp, 473cui V12 engine and Packards peerless build quality. Recent work includes $50k in detailing by Stone Barn. Well worth the money for a car that will be eligible for anything, anywhere. Seems a little below market.
  • 1937 Lincoln Model K Judkins 2 window Berline – Est. $100 – 140k. A full art deco design, perhaps a little ungainly. 1 of 47 with this coachwork, unique Janartz cloth top. Restored to show winning standards at a cost of $300k pre ’03, sensitively maintained since. Both really good value and all the money.
  • 1937 Cord 812 Cabriolet – Est. $140 – 160k. The Ex. Harold Allsop Cord, excellent condition, beautifully maintained. Incredibly usable pre war car with speed and glamour. Market priced.
  • 1938 Packard Twelve Brunn Cabriolet Touring – Est. $150 – 200k. A large custom Packard purchased new by a member of the Campbell soup family. Incredible build quality and yet relatively staid so the value is market correct. Excellent condition and ready for any concours.
  • 1938 Cadillac V16 Convertible Coupe Conversion – Est. $175 – 195k. Originally built as the 4th of 5 Coupes but restored using the parts and panels from a Convertible Coupe. Lovely example. Likely a touch expensive considering the body chop but not crazy so.
  • 1938 Cadillac V16 Fleetwood Convertible Sedan – Est. $175 – 225k. A proper Cadillac V16 like you might see at any American town parade. Said to be in beautiful condition and highly usable. Market pricing.
  • 1939 Packard Super 8 Derham Phaeton – Est. $200 – 250k. Like the Cadillac above, the ideal parade car, supposedly used by Juan and Eva Peron so the slight whiff of the dictator. Beautiful condition. Seems a touch expensive for a 8 cylinder Packard but with this history likely market correct.
  • 1941 Packard Custom Super 180 Le Baron Convertible Victoria – Est. $350 – 425k. 1 of just 35 built in 1941. Beautifully built and maintained Packard. Ideal for any use. Market priced.

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Mid century collectibles are also a major category for the sale and there are some highlights:

  • 1949 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible – Est. $120 – 140k. A rare 1949 Town & Country Convertible. Wonderful condition and excellent provenance. Market pricing.
  • 1960 Plymouth Fury Convertible – Est. $130 – 150k. High quality, low mileage, original example of a big, quality 1960s Drop top. Market correct price.
  • 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster – Est. $140 – 160k. A beautiful E-Type in original condition with the improved 4.2 litre engine. E-Types have been soft in 2018 and this price level should now get a condition 2 car, somewhere better than a driver but not quite full concours. Great buying at the money.

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Affordable classics are the other strong category in 2018. Highlights are:

  • 1911 American Eagle Touring – Est. $50 – 80k. A very rare, possibly unique example of the Eagle, the forerunner to so many cars with that badge in years to come. 132 inch wheelbase and 60HP engine along with typical coachwork. Handsome example and well worth a look for the collector of odd-ball cars.
  • 1912 Marion Model 33 Bobcat Speedster – Est. $60 – 90k. A glamorous full vintage Speedster with a great look. Believed to be unique. Restored back in the 1990s. Very rare and much much cheaper than the equivalent Stutz.
  • 1932 Lincoln Model KB 5 pass Sedan – Est. $75 – 90k. A superb, restored example of a fairly staid but stylish sedan. Colour scheme a little severe but works. Likely market correct.
  • 1932 Cadillac V16 Fleetwood Limousine Brougham – Est. $90 – 115k. Full, luxurious Limousine Caddy. Unique with this coachwork. Cheap for what it is but market correct.
  • 1934 Lincoln Model KB 7 pass Limousine – Est. $60 – 80k. Stunning, luxurious Limousine, highly elegant, well appointed Model KB. As with the Caddy, cheap for the type but still market correct.
  • 1940 Cadillac V16 Fleetwood 7 pass Limousine – Est. $75 – 100k. A full luxurious Caddy. 1 of just 20 made. Cheap and market correct, at the same time.
  • 1941 Lincoln Custom Limousine – Est. $75 – 125k. 1 of 295 Limousines built in 1941. A strange mix of the sporty, the stylish and formal. Likely market correct.
  • 1941 Packard Custom Super 180 Le Baron Sport Baron – Est. $85 – 100k. 1 of 99 examples built. Owner/driver Brougham variant. Sympathetically restored decades ago.
  • 1948 Playboy A48 Convertible – Est. $55 – 75k. 1 of less than 100 Playboys, said to be the car that lead to Hugh Hefner naming his magazine “Playboy”. Robust and usable. A unicorn of a car in good, original order. Likely market correct.
  • 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible – Est. $70 – 90k. Older restored example, both luxurious and sporty. Supposedly the inspiration for the Bentley R-Type Continental. Market correct price.
  • 1964 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet – Est. $30 – 40k. Well restored example in good colours. Market correct price.
  • 1969 Volkswagen Weekender Microbus – Est. $25 – 30k. An endearing Microbus. Good buying, market correct.
  • 1972 Citroen SM Coupe – Est. $60 – 70k. Attractive colours, no mention of quality so needs assessment. Priced for condition 2 or 3.

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 Key – Lot # – Year – Make – Model – chassis number – Low – High estimate US$/EURO – N/R = No Reserve 

153 1971 Volvo P1800E Coupe 184353033564 $25,000.00 $30,000.00 N/R €21,500 €25,800 Silver over Maroon leather. This 1971 Volvo 1800E coupe is presented in a stunning color combination of silver over maroon. Under previous ownership the car was professionally repainted along with having the engine rebuilt in the early 2000s. The car is powered by a Volvo B20 1,986-cc inline four-cylinder fuel-injected engine and paired to a four-speed manual transmission. The Volvo rides on BF Goodrich G-Force Sport tires which are mounted on factory wheels; four-wheel disc brakes bring the car to a safe stop. The interior is completed in a maroon leather and features a wood dash with Smiths instrumentation as well as an aftermarket radio. Initially made famous by the television show The Saint, starring Roger Moore, the Volvo 1800 has developed a cult following. From the beautiful 1960s styling and desirable color combination, to its modern fuel-injected engine and four-wheel-disc brakes, this 1971 Volvo 1800E is an excellent collector vehicle, and arguably one of the most iconic models to hail from Sweden.
154 1939 Cadillac Series 60 Special Touring Sedan 6290928 $40,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R €34,400 €43,000 Burgundy over Tan Bedford Cord. This 1939 Series 60 Special was shipped on 12 November 1938, to Housatonic Motors, the Bridgeport, Connecticut, dealer. As built, it was painted Marblehead Gray with Tan Bedford Cord upholstery, and fitted with Firestone whitewall tires. The only accessories were chrome wheel discs, license plate frames, and anti-freeze. At some point in its history, perhaps by the dealer, it was fitted with a heater. The current owner purchased the Cadillac about 10 years ago from a Detroit collector, who restored it to a high standard. The current shade of burgundy paint was applied at that time. Cadillac built some 5,500 Series 60 Special sedans in 1939. This car represents a chance to acquire an excellent example.
155 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL $20,000.00 $25,000.00 N/R €17,200 €21,500 Champagne Metallic over Brown leatheer. Launching first in the U.S. as the 350 SL, the roadster’s name was upgraded to 450 SL a year later to reflect its 4.5-liter V-8 engine. A vacuum-controlled three-speed automatic transmission provided smooth, unhurried shifts. A majority of R107s were delivered new to the U.S. market, including the example offered here. Painted in a classic Champagne Metallic over brown leather with a brown fabric top, this SL rides on correct “Bundt” alloy wheels. Its U.S.-market bumpers are straight and untarnished. Fog lamps, a popular period upgrade, hang from its front bumper. Inside, the SL’s brown leather shows little evidence of wear. A period Becker radio sits high on its center stack with the automaker’s advanced automatic climate control taking up residence below. Thick-pile branded floor mats sit in its footwells. The SL’s engine bay shows signs of gentle use. This nice quality SL was built in October of 1979, making it among the last 450 SLs before the automaker succumbed to EPA pressure and replaced its 180-hp V-8 with a 155-hp version in the 380 SL for 1981.
156 1964 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet 4Y86N418075 $30,000.00 $40,000.00 N/R €25,800 €34,400 Wimbledon White with a tan Haartz convertible top. This handsome Lincoln, finished in Wimbledon White with a tan Haartz convertible top and contrasting red leather interior, has been with the consignor, its third owner, since 1999. It was restored prior to his acquiring the car by Cooper’s Classics of New York City. Baker’s Auto of Putnam, Connecticut, has since refurbished the mechanicals and within the last three years, the car has received new paint, convertible top, tires, exhaust, carpet, and a transmission rebuild. According to the consignor, it is equipped with air conditioning and every factory option except cruise control. He adds that it runs and drives well and that the top is in perfect working order. The car has always been garaged and covered while in his possession and is an excellent driving example of an iconic and ever-stylish American motor car.
157 1948 Playboy A48 Convertible 88 $55,000.00 $75,000.00 €47,300 €64,500 Seafoam Green over Tan. The current owner acquired this 1948 Playboy from a Florida collector who had owned it from the 1960s. The new owner had a bare-metal repaint done in a period Seafoam Green color, some eight years ago. The robust Continental engine runs well, and with its three-speed transmission and overdrive, it operates very well. The Playboy remains an important and innovative example of the interesting genre of post-war startup motor cars. This is almost certainly the only example available for sale today.
158 1956 Ford F-100 Pickup F10D6R21161 $35,000.00 $45,000.00 N/R €30,100 €38,700 Red over Red. This beautiful example was the recent recipient of a full restoration. Starting with a dry original Midwest truck, the comprehensive work included new seat upholstery with upgraded radio, rebuilt heater, and new chrome plating and polished stainless trim. Nice details such as a natural wood bed floor with stainless bed strips are a sample of the close attention to detail that was given to this truck during the restoration. With gleaming red paint and wide whitewall tires, this high-quality classic truck is loaded with personality and character.
159 1912 Baker Electric Model W Runabout 7646 $85,000.00 $100,000.00 €73,100 €86,000 Midnight Blue over Black leather. Formerly part of Harrah’s Automobile Collection, this Baker Electric was acquired by Raymond Carr in unrestored condition in 1986. The restoration to its original colors of midnight blue with cream trim was done in his own shop with assistance from the Eastern Electric Vehicle Club headquartered at the nearby Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles in Boyertown, Pennsylvania. The car was shown thereafter receiving its AACA Senior Award in 1993. Carr replaced the original electric motor (included with the sale) with a more powerful 18-hp unit while the 72-volt electrical system remained as-built. He drove it on the 120-mile New London to New Brighton, Minnesota, Antique Car Run in 1993; the only electric car to do so that year. Later he drove the diminutive electric a distance of 3,304 miles beginning 28 May from Astoria, Oregon, to Atlantic City, New Jersey, completing the trip on 3 July 1995 while setting a Guinness World Record for first electric vehicle to travel coast-to-coast. The car was displayed at the 2011 100 Motorcars of Radnor Hunt and as part of the Alternative Energy Exhibit at the AACA Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania, in Spring 2012. Since being purchased in 2012, the consignor has spent in excess of $40,000 at Robinson Restorations refinishing the undercarriage and wheels; replacing the top, leather interior, and carpets; repainting a portion of the body; installing new batteries; and doing all repairs necessary to bring the car back to tour-ready condition. Two chargers (one heavy-duty and one portable) are included with the sale.
160 1939 Packard Super 8 Derham Phaeton B502752 $200,000.00 $250,000.00 N/R €172,000 €215,000 Black over Burgundy leather. RHD. Argentinean dealer and broker Hector Mendizabal acquired this fascinating custom Packard from a pig farm near Mendoza State in 1976, garaged on behalf of Samuel Sherman, a New York collector who had purchased it but was unable to secure an export license. Photographs show the car as it left the garage, intact, original, and very much in the same appearance as which it is shown today. Mendizabal acquired the car and sold it to Herman Zalud of North Platte, Nebraska, after which it moved to the U.S. and was resold to William St. Clair of Texas, who had it cosmetically restored. Mr. St. Clair corresponded with the widow of Enos Derham of the Derham Body Company, who recalled three automobiles being built by the famous Pennsylvania coachbuilder to this design, of which one was delivered to Canada, another to a Middle Eastern nation, and a third to the Government of Argentina. The latter would have been ordered by either President Roberto Mario Ortiz or Vice-President Ramón S. Castillo, and was further prepared for Presidential use by Araun Goia Cia, a local Buenos Aires coachbuilder. It was more famously used later by Juan and Eva “Evita” Peron for various parades, including Evita’s last public appearance in Buenos Aires in 1952. The consignor acquired the car via James Leake in 1983 and set about fully restoring it from the frame up to authentic condition, including Armourplate glass in the rear “wind wings,” after which it continued to be regularly shown in CCCA and Packard Club competition. It was prominently the subject of a cover feature in the Spring 2004 issue of The Packard Cormorant, discussing the car and the history that the consignor had been able to compile with the assistance of Mr. Mendizabal. Boasting fascinating history and the distinction of special Derham coachwork, this Packard looks positively regal – as it should! It would undoubtedly be the center of attention in any grand Packard collection.
161 1956 Continental Mark II C56E2897 $75,000.00 $100,000.00 €64,500 €86,000 Black over Bridge of Weir and White leather. Chassis no. C56E2897 was delivered new to Seattle Mercury dealer Lee Moran. He maintained ownership of the car until his passing in 1962. The car remained with his company until 1971 when it was sold to Ed and Barbara Bichich, also of Washington. Some 41 years later, the widowed Mrs. Bichich sold the car to a Mr. Bailey of Kirkland, Washington. The car remained in unrestored, original condition as delivered through three owners and today has just 51,000 miles on the odometer. During 2013, the car came to the East Coast where it received some careful, sympathetic preservation, including light paintwork, detailing, mechanical servicing, and a minor interior repair. The Mark II retains its original chrome which, according to the consignor, is in excellent condition. The bodywork is straight and the mostly original black lacquer paintwork exhibits some crazing, but otherwise has a deep gloss and shine that belies the fact that the finish is over 60 years old. The interior is upholstered in its original red and white Bridge of Weir leather with luxurious red Wilton wool carpeting – in all, a stunning presentation. The consignor notes that the engine runs beautifully and the underhood presentation, with a recent detailing and painting, shows beautifully like the rest of the car. Do not miss the opportunity to acquire and admire this beautifully preserved Continental.
162 1907 Mitchell Model E Runabout 1423 $45,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R €38,700 €51,600 Blue and Black over Black leather. RHD. This delightful 1907 Mitchell Model E runabout is reportedly one of only five known to the Mitchell Club. The water-cooled model wears an older restoration that presents quite well, remaining attractive and with a surplus of charm. The blue main body is contrasted with black fenders and upholstery, cream frame and wheels, and alternating cream and blue coach stripes. Brass adorns many body fittings, the windscreen frame, and of course, the radiator, which is flanked by two large brass headlamps. Beautiful Corcoran coach lamps are affixed to the cowl and a Prestolite acetylene tank rides outboard on the driver’s side. In the rear is found an E&J tricolor tail lamp and a “turtle back” trunk. Proper pyramid linoleum lines the floors and the folding top is trimmed in black canvas, all of which present in very tidy and well-preserved condition. Fans of early, Brass Era automobiles will certainly delight in this wonderful little motor car. It is rare, charming, and yet thoroughly usable thanks to its small and approachable size. It would certainly be a welcome participant in AACA, VMCCA, and Horseless Carriage Club tours, local shows, or any other similar event.
163 1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Saloon LSGT411 $150,000.00 $180,000.00 €129,000 €154,800 Sand over Beige leather. Copies of the factory build documentation, which is on file, identify this car, left-hand-drive chassis no. LSGT411, as having been delivered in Sand with Beige Connolly hides, Cumberland Stone Wilton wool carpeting, and Light Fawn lambskin overlay rugs. Special features included a radio, power windows and antenna, plain Sundym glass, and, by special request, no Silver Cloud III insignia on the rear deck lid. The first owner, Anthony Celeste of Arcadia, California, took delivery on 19 June 1964. The car has been remarkably preserved and remains in exceptional original, largely unrestored condition, with exquisite interior woodwork, featuring the finest book-matched walnut veneers, especially noticeable on the picnic tables in the rear compartment. It is in thoroughly immaculate condition, having only 20,896 actual miles at the time of cataloguing. Only the paint was refinished, by taking the body down to the original primer and then respraying it carefully in the original color. Most importantly, it is offered with a collection of original documentation, chronicling every moment of its life back to the original delivery – including the two times that the current owner has owned the car. He sold it once, regretted it immediately, and bought it back as soon as was possible! Correct, original, well-maintained low-mileage Silver Cloud IIIs have consistently been valued higher by enthusiasts than restored examples. Thus, this pristine saloon truly ticks all the boxes for the dedicated Rolls-Royce collector and connoisseur.
164 1917 Cadillac Type 55 Opera Coupe 55B39 $75,000.00 $100,000.00 €64,500 €86,000 Cadillac Blue and Black. According to Cadillac archives, this 1917 Model 55 was originally delivered to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to a Mrs. Hyslop, whose husband was one of the partners in Hyslop Bros., the first Cadillac and Oldsmobile distributorship in Ontario. It wears its older restoration well, with the Cadillac Blue main body subtly offset by black fenders and black leather topping. Panel fit and paint finish quality is excellent and in keeping with the original high level of build quality these cars were famous for. It rides on a set of wooden spoke artillery wheels wrapped in blackwall tires; a rear-mounted spare wheel keeps the body lines clean and uncluttered while adding visual length. The nickel detailing is in excellent order and provides a touch of bright flash. Rather interestingly, the driver sits alone up front with accommodations for two passengers on the rear bench seat. A folding jump seat sits in the front footwell for the occasional fourth occupant inside, while a leather-trimmed rumble seat is reserved for two additional very occasional passengers. The “Fat Man Wheel” folds out of the way to allow the gentleman of ample girth to climb aboard without the possibility of embarrassing himself in front of female companions. Seats, interior panels, and door cards are all trimmed in period-correct Bedford cord to a high standard. Trim, carpets, and interior fittings are in excellent order throughout. Original instrumentation includes speedometer, fuel pressure gauge, and ammeter, while a Moto-Meter atop the radiator keeps watch on engine temps. This is a handsome example in an unusual body style, ripe for the picking.
165 1928 Packard Six Roadster U161291B $35,000.00 $45,000.00 N/R €30,100 €38,700 Green and Black. Exhibiting the patina of an original car, this Packard is largely that, with the exception of an older repaint, front seat coverings, and partial cosmetics. The green body with black fenders, matching green disc wheels, and ivory canvas top make for a handsome period-correct combination. It is nicely equipped with options and extras, including a driver’s side spot light, rear trunk rack with accessory trunk, cowl lights, side-mounted spare tires, Moto Meter, and its original Packard body tag. As a roadster, it features the ubiquitous golf club door and rumble seat. The consignor describes it as, “A fun driver that always draws a crowd.” That will no doubt remain true for its new owner
166 1913 Stanley Model 64 Roadster 6999 $100,000.00 $125,000.00 €86,000 €107,500 Red and Black. RHD. The Stanley was built in Massachusetts from 1899 to 1923 and later in Pennsylvania through 1927; although the brothers retired from the company in 1917 while in their sixties. The Stanley was a beautifully engineered car that operated in virtual silence compared to gasoline-engine cars. It was the invention of the electric self-starter on gasoline automobiles, more than any single item, that spelled doom for the steam car. After purchasing this roadster in 1987, the consignor began a ground-up restoration. He completed the basic structural re-assembly, sending the car to Stanley expert Daryl Kendall to complete the work, including re-piping of the water and steam system, paint, upholstery, detail of all hardware, and fabrication of the overhead bonnet. The Stanley was awarded its AACA First Junior in 1991 at Butler, Pennsylvania, and its AACA Senior Award one year later in Hershey, Pennsylvania. It has since received several Repeat Preservation honors. A complete file documenting the restoration is included and available for inspection. Chassis no. 6999 is listed in the Stanley Registry and is powered by a 10-hp two-cylinder steam engine. Described by the consignor as being in very nice condition, it is fitted with battleship linoleum floors, a Jones speedometer, nickel-plated brightwork, and a luggage rack with trunk. Updated concealed hydraulic rear brakes have been added for extra safety and better performance while touring. The consignor adds that the Stanley is always a crowd-pleaser, having won People’s Choice awards at several local car shows.
167 1909 Stanley Model Z Mountain Wagon 5088 $175,000.00 $225,000.00 €150,500 €193,500 Red and Black. RHD. According to Kit Foster in his comprehensive The Stanley Steamer – America’s Legendary Steam Car, the 30-hp Model Z Mountain Wagon was first offered as part of the Stanley catalogue in 1909. The open omnibus was “designed for stage line passenger and baggage work at resorts.” This Model Z Mountain Wagon can be configured with two rows of seats behind the driver or as a pickup truck. Currently set up as a Mountain Wagon, all parts for the conversion are included in the sale. In 1987, it completed the Great American Race from Disneyland, California, to Tallahassee, Florida. One year later with sponsorship from Culligan Water, it completed the GAR from Disneyland to Boston, Maine, proving its worth as an able tourer. It is believed to be the only steam car ever to be entered into the GAR. After purchasing the car in the early 1990s, the consignor engaged Stanley restoration expert Daryl Kendall (who, as a very young man, accompanied Stanley enthusiast Carl Amsley on the Great American Race) to restore the vehicle. Following restoration, it was awarded with its AACA First Junior in 2001 and Senior Award in 2002, both in Hershey. Subsequently, it has received several Repeat Preservation Awards. In 2006 the Stanley participated in the Land Speed Records Centennial in Ormond Beach, Florida. It is listed in the Stanley Registry as chassis no. 5088: “One of Carl Amsley’s many Model Z recreations.” It has been fitted with updated but concealed hydraulic rear brakes for better over-the-road performance and safety. In addition to the lustrous brass trim and brightwork, the car features battleship linoleum floors, a Jones speedometer, and luggage rack with trunk. A complete file documenting the restoration is included and available for inspection. More recently, a new boiler was installed by Daryl Kendall in 2009.
168 1924 Packard Single Six Touring 43292A $35,000.00 $45,000.00 N/R €30,100 €38,700 Cream and Black. This Single Six Packard has been in the consignor’s possession since October 2010. It is finished in a lively combination of bright yellow with black fenders while accented by navy blue pinstriping. Even the beautifully restored wooden artillery wheels are accented with matching stripes. Packard’s 54-hp, 268.4-cu. in. inline six-cylinder engine coupled to a three-speed manual transmission provided motivation. The black leather upholstery is excellent, as is the top, dash, and restored wooden steering wheel. While not original, the tubular chrome bumpers are typical of the period as are the whitewall tires and side-mounted spares. Wind wings using the correct type of safety plate glass were added by the previous owner. This is a lovely Second Series Packard that will continue to serve its new owner well.
169 1937 Chrysler Airflow Coupe 7024532 $70,000.00 $80,000.00 €60,200 €68,800 Dark Blue over Beige. The example offered here is from the final and arguably most attractive Airflow season, 1937, and is the rare and desirable coupe model on the C17 chassis. The current owner acquired the car from Karl Cook of Ontario; Cook had purchased it years earlier from a longtime owner in Michigan, who noted its history as having been in Ohio as early as the late 1950s. According to the owner, the car, when acquired, was in remarkably solid and well-preserved original condition, and had it been found today would likely have been preserved and not restored. Nonetheless, Mr. Cook did a superb job authentically restoring the car, while maintaining such features as the beautiful, nearly perfect original wood-grained dashboard and the original, irreplaceable rubber trunk mat. Since purchasing the Chrysler, the owner has regularly driven it and reports that it has always been a pleasure on the open road. It has occasionally been shown, as well, earning its AACA National First Prize and CCCA First Prize at the Auburn Triple Crown in 2017, and a class award at the Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance last fall. In addition, it was part of a special exhibit, “Streamlining: A Study of Style,” at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in Auburn, Indiana. For showing and touring enjoyment, this Airflow coupe is without peer.
170 1983 Citroen 2CV6 VF7AZKA0093KA5578 $12,000.00 $18,000.00 N/R €10,320 €15,480 Red over Black. red with a black interior, this 2CV6 was produced for the 1983 model year. Finished in red over a black interior, it presents well throughout and would be an exciting addition to any collection. Even today, the 2CV is still a ubiquitous site in France throughout both cities and the countryside. Thanks to their quirky nature and rugged reliability, they have a very devoted following worldwide.
171 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL WDBBA48DXKA100624 $20,000.00 $25,000.00 N/R €17,200 €21,500 White over Grey leather. This 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL was sold new through Carson-Pettit of Devon, Pennsylvania. It is presented in white with a subtle pinstripe above the beltline and is accompanied by a matching hardtop. The car is powered by a 227-hp, 5.6-liter V-8 engine that is paired to an automatic transmission. The interior is completed in grey and features wood trim, VDO instrumentation, and the addition of an aftermarket radio unit with CD. The odometer displays less than 84,200 miles at time of cataloguing. Included with the vehicle is an owner’s manual and first aid kit.
172 1969 Buick Riviera 494879H931123 $25,000.00 $30,000.00 N/R €21,500 €25,800 Copper Mist over Parchment. Having been well preserved and meticulously maintained, this Riviera is a fine example of Buick’s top-of-the-line offering in 1969. The Riviera is presented the way the car left the factory in Copper Mist, an exclusive Riviera color, with a Parchment interior. It rides on thin whitewall tires which are mounted on steel wheels featuring factory wheel covers. The car is powered by a 430-cu. in. V-8 engine which is paired to an automatic transmission. The interior features bench seating, Buick’s Sonomatic radio, and numerous power amenities.
173 1969 Volkswagen Weekender Microbus 239157785 $25,000.00 $30,000.00 N/R €21,500 €25,800 Blue and White. Presented in two-tone blue and white and equipped with whitewall tires, this “Weekender” is ready for its next owner. The Volkswagen Microbus is a very practical, easily maintained collectable vehicle that stands as an endearing reminder of time characterized by youthful idealism and individuality. This delightful example affords plenty of storage room for the whole family on one’s next weekend adventure.
174 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster Replica 1142744815 $40,000.00 $45,000.00 N/R €34,400 €38,700 Finished in desirable silver over red leather with a black convertible top, the delightful recreation wears 1600 Super badging and is fitted with a luggage rack for added usability. Its odometer shows just 191 miles, leaving plenty of thrills to be had by its next owner.
175 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible 124678N395919 $35,000.00 $40,000.00 N/R €30,100 €34,400 Le Mans Blue and White. This 1968 Chevrolet Camaro convertible was built the second week of March in 1968 at GM’s Norwood, Ohio, factory. The car left the factory presented in Le Mans Blue with a white convertible top and a standard blue bucket seat interior. Today, the car presents the same way it left the factory. In addition, it features SS exterior trim and white D90 “hockey stick” stripe. The car rides on Goodyear Eagle ST tires mounted on Rally wheels. It is powered by a 350-cu. in. V-8 engine paired to an automatic transmission. Power options include vacuum-assisted power brakes. The interior is completed in blue with wood trim and features bucket seats separated by a console, as well as an aftermarket radio with cassette. With the top down, an interior color-matched top boot covers the tucked away convertible.
176 1959 Ford Galaxie Fairlane 500 Sunliner H9FC347198 $40,000.00 $45,000.00 N/R €34,400 €38,700 Surf Blue and light Blue. oday, this Sunliner has been refinished in a stunning two-tone presentation very close to the factory-offered Surf Blue and white with a light blue convertible top. With the top down, a blue top boot covers the tucked away convertible top. Exterior features include dual sideview mirrors, dual exhaust, and an extended bumper to accommodate the rear-mounted continental kit. The car rides on Goodyear Custom Super Cushion wide whitewall tires which are mounted on painted steel wheels with factory Sun Ray wheel covers; the rear wheels are covered by chrome fender skirts. Power equipment on the car includes power convertible top and steering. The tri-tone interior features a clock, radio, and steering wheel spinner knob. This is a lovely example of a significant model in modern Ford history
177 1960 Chevrolet Impala Convertible 01867A107023 $50,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R €43,000 €51,600 White and Red. This 1960 Chevrolet Impala convertible was built at GM’s Lansing, Michigan, plant. The car left the factory presented in Ermine White, a color it appears to remain today. Exterior features include red side stripes framed by chrome trim, dual exhaust, and dual rear-mounted antennas. When the black convertible top is down, a red top boot conceals it. The car rides on wide whitewall tires which are mounted on painted steel wheels with factory wheel covers; fender skirts cover the rear wheels. The car is powered by a 348-cu. in. V-8 engine which is paired to an automatic transmission. Power equipment on the car includes power convertible top, windows, steering, and brakes. The interior is completed in a two-tone red and white pattern with houndstooth inserts and features a radio with rear speaker.
178 1957 Oldsmobile Starfire 98 Convertible 579M13711 $50,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R €43,000 €51,600 Red and White. Built in Lansing, Michigan, and finished in desirable two-tone red and white, this 98 Convertible boasts a white convertible top with a matching red and white leather interior. It is currently equipped with the upgraded ‘J-2’ engine package, which features triple carburetors, 10:1 compression, and yields an impressive 300 bhp. It is believed that fewer than 750 examples were so equipped in 1957, making this Starfire Ninety-Eight a desirable example of 1950s high-performance history. An ideal ’50s classic for cruise night and to enjoy with the whole family, the desirable J-2 option gives the Starfire Ninety-Eight Convertible a welcome boost in performance, making it just as exciting to drive as it is to look at.
179 1954 Chevrolet Corvette E54S004625 $60,000.00 $70,000.00 N/R €51,600 €60,200 Polo White and Red. This classic Polo White over Red Corvette was finished in mid-July of 1954 and is one of the last six-cylinder examples. Although the very early history of this Corvette is unknown, the vehicle previously was purchased by two brothers locally in Michigan, one of whom was an engineer at Chevrolet, several decades ago. Sold by the brothers to another Michigan-based owner, this second owner would go on to keep the Chevrolet for over 20 years. He lovingly showed the car throughout his ownership and made sure it was always parked in a climate-controlled environment. The engine was fully rebuilt around 2012 and has since been fitted with a new convertible top. Passing to current ownership several years ago, the Corvette is just as attractive today as it was some 60 years ago when it was new. This example would certainly be a lovely warm-weather driver and will continue to get lots of attention and compliments wherever it goes.
180 1958 Jaguar XK150 FHC S834339DN $50,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R €43,000 €51,600 Old English White over Red leather. Produced in Jaguar’s workshops during the fall of 1957, this XK 150 coupe was the 339th example built. The new Jaguar was equipped with left-hand drive steering and overdrive. The car sat in a barn near Gaston, Oregon, for decades, but was recently treated to thorough detailing. The beautiful red interior appears to have been redone at some point, while the exterior shows minor cosmetic flaws, but is in overall fair condition. It should be noted that the cylinder head appears to be off a later XK 150 engine and does not match the original engine block number. Having sat without running for several years, the Jaguar could benefit from a mechanical sorting prior to being put back on the road, where it would surely impress its next caretaker.
181 1972 Citroen SM Coupe 00SB5023 $60,000.00 $70,000.00 N/R €51,600 €60,200 Grey and Black. Showing 69,070 miles on its odometer, this SM was built for the 1972 model year and is finished in highly attractive grey with a black roof and a matching black interior, exuding stately sophistication and quirkiness in keeping with the assortment of clientele it attracted when new. Seldom seen in the U.S. and a fascinating automobile to many, this SM is certainly worth considering for the enthusiast looking for something different.
182 1924 Pierce-Arrow Model 33 7 pass Phaeton 339177 $60,000.00 $75,000.00 N/R €51,600 €64,500 Crimson and Black. This Pierce-Arrow was in the Pollard Family for decades and was restored for previous owners, with crimson bodywork accented by black moldings and fenders. The interior is upholstered in black leather with red carpets, with a pair of folding jump seats of sturdy construction and a jaunty accessory windshield in the rear compartment, making it ideal for parades and family use. The car rides on four wooden artillery wheels, with dual rear-mounted spares, giving it an especially sporting and lengthy appearance. Recognized as a Full Classic by the CCCA, this Model 33 of wonderful provenance would be an ideal choice for CCCA shows and activities, as well as for events of the Pierce-Arrow Society.
183 1941 Packard Custom Super 180 Le Baron Sport Baron CD502507 $85,000.00 $100,000.00 €73,100 €86,000 Dark Green over Light Green. Most of coachbuilder LeBaron’s final catalogued Packard offerings were formal limousines, which were to be driven by a chauffeur. However, in 1941 only, an “owner-driver” variant, the sport brougham, could also be had. It was essentially Packard’s version of the Cadillac Series 60 Special, and it featured a striking design, with narrow chromed window frames and a “formal” rear window on the shorter 1907-series chassis, as well as a sumptuously appointed five-passenger interior. Only 99 sport broughams were built, and survivors are quite rare. The sport brougham offered here was originally sold by the famed California dealer Earle C. Anthony. It was acquired by the famed Harrah’s Automobile Collection in 1968 and remained on display there until 1984. That year, at one of the famous Harrah’s dispersal auctions, it was purchased by longtime Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) member and past president, Richard Gold of Deephaven, Minnesota, in solid original condition with 38,199 miles. Mr. Gold was known for appreciating originality and performed a sympathetic frame-on restoration, as the car did not require removing the body from the frame. The work received CCCA Senior Premier honors, badge no. 1595. Today the car shows 48,900 actual miles at the time of cataloguing, and the owner, a longtime Packard connoisseur, notes that it has performed flawlessly on two recent CCCA CARavans, riding on Diamondback radial tires. Further, he notes that all accessories work, including the factory-installed overdrive and hydraulic windows. The car is equipped with its original Deluxe heater and an electric fuel pump. The car retains its original vehicle plate and Earle C. Anthony tag, and is offered with Harrah’s sale, registration, and mileage documentation. It is a fine example of one of the rarest late pre-war Packards, beautifully conserved by passionate caretakers.
184 1934 Lincoln Model KB Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton KB3358 $110,000.00 $130,000.00 €94,600 €111,800 Cream and Burgundy. Data from the Henry Ford Museum documents this car having been delivered new on 23 April 1934. Most importantly, it retains its original V-12 engine which features a fresh engine rebuild costing in excess of $40,000 – including new aluminum heads. Despite being an older restoration, it has less than 24,000 miles, which is believed to be original. KBs from 1937 are among the most desirable among Lincoln collectors due to the vastly improved V-12 engine used over earlier models. This CCCA-eligible vehicle is perfect for CARavans, Grand Classics, shows, and club events and will no doubt be the darling wherever it appears.
185 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster 1E10698 $140,000.00 $160,000.00 €120,400 €137,600 Black over Black leather. According to this E-Type’s accompanying JDHT Certificate, this example was dispatched on 15 March 1965 and delivered to Jaguar Cars in New York. Originally presented in Opalescent Maroon with a black interior and top, the car was sold through Kingsfield Motors Inc. of Englewood, New Jersey, on 19 April 1965. Kingsfield Motors’ salesman P. Marshall sold the car to Edwin Riley of North Bergen. Options listed on the invoice included a hardtop, radio, bumper guards, and a racing mirror. Out the door, Mr. Riley acquired this fine Jaguar for $6,165.50. The car is believed to have remained in Riley family ownership into the 1980s. At some point in the car’s life it was repainted to the current shade of black it is presented in today. Exterior features still include the factory hardtop, black soft top, driver’s side Talbot-style mirror, and bumper guards. The car rides on Firestone FR710 thin whitewall radial tires mounted on chrome knock-off wire wheels. Four-wheel disc brakes bring the car to a safe stop, with the front discs having been upgraded to a Wilwood configuration for improved stopping power. The interior is presented in black leather featuring an adjustable wood-rimmed steering wheel, Smiths instruments, and a Blaupunkt AM/FM radio. Accompanying the car is the original invoice from Kingsfield Motors, Inc., original State of New Jersey Certificate of Ownership, 4.2 E-Type operating, maintenance, and service book, as well as Periodic Maintenance Voucher booklet, pamphlet of Jaguar sales and service centers in the U.S. and Canada, and the Manufacturer’s Warranty pamphlet. The E-Type is arguably the most iconic road car produced by Jaguar, with Series 1 examples being the most desirable, and especially those powered by the improved 4.2-liter engine.
186 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible VC57223756 $80,000.00 $100,000.00 €68,800 €86,000 Matador Red and Silver. The Bel Air was given a no-expense-spared professional restoration to show-quality standards about seven years ago, in Matador Red over silver and red interior, with a white convertible top and “spinner” wheel covers. The efforts paid off with numerous trophy and award wins, with the car having garnered the coveted Grand National award, along with the Junior and Senior awards from the Antique Automobile Club of America in 2012 and 2014, respectively. This absolutely outstanding and supreme ’57 Chevrolet is sure to make an impression wherever it goes.
187 1936 Cord 810 Westchester Sedan 810 1971 A $55,000.00 $65,000.00 €47,300 €55,900 Palm Beach Tan over Burgundy cloth. Restored by the late marque specialist John Legue, the car is beautifully finished in the correct factory color scheme of Palm Beach Tan over burgundy cloth interior, piped correctly in body color, and retains its original engine, as noted in Josh B. Malks’ two Cord books, The Timeless Classic and Cord Complete. Well presented in beautiful overall condition, it has been regularly driven and enjoyed with the owner’s family, and has been occasionally shown at various events over the years. It would be ideal for further participation in AACA, ACD Club, or CCCA events, where its performance and beautiful, pure Buehrig styling would be much admired.
188 1929 Packard Eight Convertible Coupe 259300 $100,000.00 $120,000.00 €86,000 €103,200 Black over Tobacco leather. The convertible coupe offered here, an unusual and seldom-seen but highly attractive body style, is equipped with the Deluxe Equipment package, as well as a chrome mesh grille guard and driving lights. Properly restored in its present period-correct black finish with matching convertible top, tobacco interior, and red striping, it has an imposing and authentic appearance. Moreover, it has pleased the judges, as it was awarded a National First Prize at the 1991 CCCA Florida Grand Classic, as recognized by badge no. 1579. Having been well kept since its restoration, the car has only minimal use and wear over the years, with just 87 miles completed since its most recent restoration according to the car’s current owner. As one might expect, this Packard remains in wonderful condition and offers a driving experience which is unmatched by any contemporary luxury automobile. This beautifully restored and highly accessorized Packard is fully ready to be shown and enjoyed on the open road. It will surely be the delight of any Packard Club, CCCA, or, certainly, AACA meet and is sure to earn many more trophies in the care of its new owner.
189 1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria U5NW145470 $55,000.00 $65,000.00 €47,300 €55,900 Torch Red and Snowshoe White. The subject of an intense, correct, eight-year restoration, the show-winning Ford is simply stunning. A high level of detail is seen in every aspect of the restoration, from correct panel fit, to the engine compartment with appropriate wiring, clips, and stamps to insure this would be one of the finest Crown Victorias in the world when completed. The impressive list of factory options on this car include a 292-cu. in. four-barrel V-8 engine, power steering, power brakes, AM radio, fender skirts, correct bias-ply whitewall tires, Ford-O-Matic transmission, fender skirts, tinted glass, rear antenna, and continental spare. The mirror-gloss, Torch Red and Snowshoe White paint is striking, and is complemented with matching leather interior, accented with sparkling chrome trim. This fabulous Ford represents a high point in fifties American automotive styling, and the Crown Victoria has long been coveted and sought after by collectors. This is a rare opportunity for the astute collector to acquire one of the very best quality 1955 Crown Victorias in the world.
190 1930 Lincoln Model L Town Sedan 62692 $60,000.00 $80,000.00 €51,600 €68,800 Two tone Brown. This lovely Lincoln five-passenger sedan was restored by well-known marque specialist Tony Henkels for then owner Gordon Wallingford. According to the consignor, it has remained a California car its entire life with very few owners. It was freshened by Aires Restoration, Inc. of Hollister, California, just prior to receiving Best in Class honors at the Ironstone Concours d’Elegance in 2009 and being shown at Pebble Beach in 2010, where it completed the 80-mile road tour. It has been recently serviced, exercised regularly, and always kept in a moderate climate. The Lincoln comes complete with its original trunk, tools, tool pouch, and its “Book of Instructions.” This is a wonderful, well-preserved, and most desirable Model L.
191 1934 Packard Eight Phaeton 389253 $140,000.00 $160,000.00 €120,400 €137,600 Dark Blue over Black Naugahyde. This 141-inch-wheelbase example is presented in exceptional medium blue with contrasting red pinstripe and a black Naugahyde interior with a new matching black convertible top. Though an older restoration, the paint, interior, and chrome are beautifully presented, and the car has been recently fitted with a new set of wide whitewall tires mounted on contrasting red wire wheels. The car is also fitted with the new-for-1934 faux split bumpers, iconic side-mount spares, and fully chromed accessory parking lights, front horns, and headlight buckets. The chrome contrasting and reflecting in the paint produces a dazzling effect which is sure to garner attention from enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts alike. Under the hood, the car has the legendary nine main bearing 320-cu. in. straight eight backed by the standard three-speed manual transmission. To many Packard enthusiasts, this is easily one of the best pre-war engine packages offered by the company due to its power, smoothness, and relatively low cost of maintenance. The storied Twelve offered only slightly more horsepower but at a hefty price both when new and today, making the Eight a viable and desirable alternative. The 120 hp from the Eight was more than capable of pushing the 4,400-lb. Phaeton to speeds more than 80 mph while maintaining comfort and luxury in the process. Few cars, then or now, could offer such grace and performance with the elegance and élan of the Packard. Just 5,120 Eight Phaetons were made for 1934, making this car a highly desirable offering. It is said to be a highly capable performer which runs and drives exceptionally well. Beautifully presented in exciting period colors and with highly desirable optional equipment, this will make an ideal entrant in any driving tour, Antique Automobile Club of America, or Packard Club event nationwide. In addition to being a wonderful driver, it would be a superb start toward a high-point comprehensive restoration that could surely earn awards at concours events around the country.
193 1927 Ford Model T Coupe 14254320 $12,000.00 $18,000.00 N/R €10,320 €15,480 Black over Black. In 1979, Mr. Burdick was attending a petrochemical conference, representing Thermon, the heat-tracing equipment company that he had established in 1954. In attempting to sell more of his products to one Sam Aubrey, he learned that Aubrey simply did not have room, as he had a Model T taking up space in his warehouse. Mr. Burdick visited and traded five rolls of Thermon heater cable for the car, which became the first automobile in the Central Texas Museum of Automotive History, established the following year. When the original Rosanky museum was shuttered and many of its cars sold, the Model T was one of the few long-term denizens of the collection moved to the new facility, Dick’s Classic Garage in San Marcos. Aside from having the front fenders repainted in the 1980s, the Model T is essentially otherwise original and unrestored, as would be expected from a car that lived much of its life in the dry Texas climate. The balance of its black lacquer paint is original, as is the very well-kept cloth interior, preserved under clear plastic covers to prevent damage, and much of the interior trim and hardware. Offered now from nearly 40 years of continuous ownership, this is a final-year Model T with superb history and unusually outstanding preservation. The new owner can only hope to equal Mr. Burdick’s record of care!
194 1949 Chevrolet Fleetline Deluxe Sedan 4289 $25,000.00 $35,000.00 N/R €21,500 €30,100 Satin Green over Striped cloth. The Fleetline DeLuxe four-door sedan offered here is almost certainly one of the best original, unrestored examples in existence. It is still wearing its factory Satin Green finish and striped cloth interior; the paint shows only minor wear and patina, as would be expected when driving about 36,226 believed actual miles, while the interior is remarkable for its age. This extends to the wood-grained dashboard’s finish and the condition of the gauges, which are bright, clear, and beautiful. Options include rear fender skirts, grille guards, dashboard clock, AM radio, heater, and a sun visor; the car is also equipped with turn signals, for more safe modern driving. For the Chevrolet enthusiast who appreciates clean, well-maintained, and beautifully kept originality, this example of post-war streamlined design would be hard to beat. It would be a surefire head-turner in the Antique Automobile Club of America’s Historic Preservation of Original Features class, be it here at Hershey or elsewhere.
195 1954 Ford Crestline Skyliner Glass roof Coupe U4FF107364 $40,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R €34,400 €43,000 Snowshoe White and Cadet Blue. The Burdick Collection’s Snowshoe White and Cadet Blue Skyliner was formerly part of the well-known collection of Charles Cawley. It appears to have been repainted its original colors and reupholstered in correct blue and vinyl, but is otherwise original and unrestored, and at the time of cataloguing had recorded just 13,405 believed actual miles. The glass roof, importantly, is still in fine condition, while the engine bay and undercarriage are clean, presentable, but largely untouched. The engine is mated to the Ford-O-Matic transmission, and the interior features an AM radio, while exterior accessories include a sun visor, rear fender skirts, stainless rocker guards, a rear-mounted spare, and front and rear bumper guards. An especially interesting feature is the hood, with its inset glass “peekaboo panel.” A limited number of these hoods were supplied by Ford to dealers for their showroom demonstrators, allowing the overhead-valve V-8 to be shown off without disturbing the lines of the car. The glass hoods were designed to be removed before the demonstrator was sold, and many were later destroyed; this is one of very few remaining. Simply put, this car is a view of the future’s past, straight out of the aviation-obsessed 1950s. via RM Amelia ’08 $30k.
196 1947 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet 7H 168585 $35,000.00 $45,000.00 N/R €30,100 €38,700 Valley Green over Dark Green leather. The example offered here was acquired by Richard L. Burdick from the late, respected West Coast collector, Chuck Swimmer, in 2008, and has remained on display in his collection for the last decade. It is finished in the unusual, rare, and beautiful color of Valley Green, with a complementary dark green leather interior and tan cloth top. An older restoration with some signs of age and use, it remains very solid overall, with a rust-free body and chassis. Accessories include a dashboard clock, radio, and power windows and top – both highly advanced features for the late 1940s. At the time of cataloguing, the car had recorded 17,274 miles, likely since completion of the restoration. Every collection of Full Classics requires the beautiful, subtle Continental, a design landmark of its age. This is a fine example, with an especially striking color scheme sure to make it stand out in any collection.
197 1917 Milburn Electric Model 27 Brougham 2-381-7 $25,000.00 $35,000.00 N/R €21,500 €30,100 Carmine and Dove Grey. The Model 27 brougham offered here has been part of the Richard L. Burdick Collection since the early 1980s, and was restored by the collection’s own mechanics some years ago in carmine and dove grey, with a conversion to operate on modern 12-volt batteries. Much of the restoration is older and thoroughly patinaed, but would still present use for occasional driving or local cruise-ins, with the eyepopping mauve interior sure to be the object of much admiration. Importantly, the brougham retains its original diamond tube bumpers and is the only known surviving Milburn with limousine-style carriage lamps, on the sides of the body; its painted wire wheels and whitewall tires are both authentic factory options. Charming and appealing as only a vintage electric car can be, this Milburn is ready to become the “greenest” automobile in another collection!
198 1932 Ford Model B 5 window Coupe 50788332 $40,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R €34,400 €43,000 Dark Green and Black. The Model B five-window coupe offered here, from the Richard L. Burdick Collection, is an older high-quality restoration that has been maintained to the same standard. The paint is very good, with only minor paint shrinkage visible on the hood. Panel fit is impressive, with even the doors seen to fit flush, and the interior is very nicely done, with tight seats and door panels, and properly fitted carpets. The dashboard, gauges, and steering wheel are all nearly like new, as is the engine bay, which has proper hoses and clamps, indicative of the level of attention given by the restorer. Accessories include correct Ford script headlamps and a dual rear-mounted brake light, as well as dual side-mounted spares. The wheels are shod in Excelsior blackwall tires. At the time of cataloguing, the car had recorded just 9,720 miles, believed to be since the restoration was completed. It is rare to find a Model B restored and maintained to the high standard of this example, which is sure to be a standout even in the most finely curated Ford collection.
199 1951 Kaiser Golden Dragon Sedan K-512-053525 $35,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R €30,100 €43,000 Ceramic Green and Cape Verde Green. The Burdick Collection’s Dragon is equipped with the optional automatic transmission, AM radio, and dashboard clock. It has been refinished in its original color scheme, Ceramic Green and Cape Verde Green, but remains otherwise original and unrestored. The factory paint is still visible in the door jambs and unrestored engine compartment, and the interior “Dragon skin” is intact and in excellent condition; the original spare is still in the trunk. It is believed that the 11,726 original miles noted at cataloguing is the actual mileage since new – and that this may be the lowest-mileage surviving example of its kind. Few American sedans of this era are as eye-catching, unique, and rare as a Kaiser Golden Dragon. It is even more rare to find one in such well-preserved condition, courtesy of the renowned collection of Richard L. Burdick.
200 1935 Chevrolet Series EB Canopy Truck K5141545 $35,000.00 $45,000.00 N/R €30,100 €38,700 Royal Blue over Black leather. The example offered here appears to be a solid, straight and unmolested original truck, which underwent a cosmetic restoration many years ago, in the original colors; factory paint is still visible in the door jambs. The interior is finished in black vinyl and, as is typical of that hardy material, is still in fine order, as are the canvas drop-down side curtains surrounding the rear cargo area. A single side-mounted spare and wire wheels, painted cream, add dressy touches. At the time of cataloguing, the truck had recorded 55,566 miles. Few vehicles today offer the number of possibilities of this charming truck; it would be ideal for a collection, for liverying to promote one’s business, or for simply driving to the farmer’s market. One collector recently served visiting friends lunch from the back of a similar vehicle, set up as a buffet. The possibilities are endless!
201 1948 Nash Ambassador Custom Convertible R-502739 $45,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R €38,700 €51,600 Stratos Blue over Blue and Tan. The example offered from the Burdick Collection is one of very few Ambassador Custom cabriolets in existence, and was acquired by Richard L. Burdick from an owner in Auburn, Indiana, in 2005. An older restoration, it wears very nice, well-preserved chrome trim and paint in the factory color of Stratos Blue, with a blue and tan interior and tan canvas top. Accessories include Nash-badged fog lights and a grille guard. Under the hood, the engine has been built to drive, with dual carburetors, an aluminum head, headers, and an alternator, allowing for more power for modern highway driving – and blackwall radial tires aid in a more enjoyable experience. The odometer had recorded 77,791 miles at the time of cataloguing. A rare survivor of one of the most desirable post-war Nash automobiles, this is a car made for driving in Arizona or Florida this winter, under a shining sun.
202 1932 Ford V8 Deluxe Roadster AB5041270 $55,000.00 $75,000.00 N/R €47,300 €64,500 Maroon and Black. The car offered here, from the Richard L. Burdick Collection, is an older and much-enjoyed restoration in maroon and black, with red wire wheels shod in whitewall tires. It retains its original “Henry Ford” sheet metal, with a handsome wood-grained dashboard and fully restored top with chrome irons, as well as a rear-mounted spare. The upholstery is still largely tight and beautiful, particularly in the rumble seat. This would be an ideal V-8 roadster for driving and enjoying, adding to the 32,087 miles that had been recorded at the time of cataloguing.
203 1921 Stanley 735B 7 Pass Touring 658629 $40,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R €34,400 €51,600 Scarlet and Black. According to the Stanley Register, this particular car is one of just fourteen 1921 735B seven-passenger touring cars remaining in existence. While early history is not known, it has been part of the Burdick Collection for many years, and was formerly exhibited in Mr. Burdick’s Central Texas Museum of Automotive History in Rosanky. A well-presented older restoration, it is finished in scarlet with black fenders, leather upholstery, and canvas top, and remains in good overall cosmetic condition. Attractive features include a running board-mounted tool box and wooden “artillery” wheels. The Stanley has not been operated in many years and it is recommended that it be inspected by a steam car expert prior to attempting to run it on the road. Stanley steam cars are fascinating automobiles, both to behold and to drive, and are almost certainly the center of attention at any event which they attend. This example should be no exception!
204 1938 Oldsmobile L-38 Convertible Coupe LA302577 $55,000.00 $75,000.00 N/R €47,300 €64,500 Starlight Blue and Red. Offered here is the only known Oldsmobile, a 1938 L-38 convertible coupe, equipped with the Safety Transmission. It was originally restored in the early 1970s by Don Spieldenner, in whose ownership it won Best of Show at the Oldsmobile Nationals in 1973 and an AACA Senior First Prize in 1974. It was later sold by the Spieldenners to longtime Oldsmobile enthusiast Fred Greybeal Jr., of Marion, Virginia, in whose ownership it was refinished in Starlight Blue with a red interior. The car has many of the available options and accessories, including a Deluxe AM radio and dashboard clock. Dual side-mounted spares were, by this time, quite rare, but this car has them, as well. Richard L. Burdick acquired the car from the Greybeal family in 2007, and it has remained a feature of his collection ever since. The restoration is remarkably well preserved, with minor patina from age, and still has wonderful eye appeal and fine attention to detail, including restored top irons and a beautiful engine-turned dashboard. This is a wonderful Oldsmobile in every important regard, with fine history and fascinating specifications.
205 1940 Ford V8 Deluxe Coupe 18-5316012 $32,000.00 $38,000.00 N/R €27,520 €32,680 Ford Maroon over Black. The Burdick Collection’s DeLuxe coupe appears to have been cosmetically restored, with excellent Ford Maroon paint with no visible flaws, and fine panel fit, although the running boards are original. The undercarriage bears original undercoating while the engine compartment is clean, but not fully detailed, with a proper oil bath air cleaner mounted, as well as a modern 12-volt distributor, spark plug wires, and dual exhaust. Inside, the seats, door panels, and carpets are all in very nice order, while the dashboard and gauges appear original. The car rides on painted steel wheels with chrome centers and trim rings, shod in radial whitewall tires. At the time of cataloguing it had recorded 57,954 miles. This is a lovely pre-war Ford to drive and enjoy, as its manufacturer intended.
206 1955 Buick Special Riviera Coupe 4B1133977 $25,000.00 $30,000.00 N/R €21,500 €25,800 Temple Grey and Cadet Blue. The Temple Gray and Cadet Blue Special Riviera hardtop coupe offered here is special, indeed! It is completely original and unrestored, including its factory Temple Gray and Cadet Blue lacquer paint, interior, chrome trim, and rubber floor mats, and at the time of cataloguing had been driven just 4,875 actual miles. The very low mileage is borne out by the condition of the car; the paint still shines, the cloth and vinyl interior is beautiful, and the engine compartment and chassis, while showing some signs of use and age, are both clearly original and solid. Stickers from Sohio oil changes in the early 1960s are still in the door jambs, and a 1966 radiator service tag is still attached under the hood. Surely few other Buicks of this era have survived in this car’s well-preserved condition, making it a surefire favorite in any collection of great GM automobiles.
207 1926 Reo Model G Speed Wagon Delivery Truck 6T30898 $30,000.00 $45,000.00 N/R €25,800 €38,700 Dark Green and Wood. The Burdick Collection’s Speed Wagon is among the few survivors of the model from this era, and one of the fewer still that have been restored. Even the engine compartment and chassis are clean, presentable, and in general better-finished than one would imagine on a truck of this era. It features a handsomely constructed and well-finished wooden cab, upright in the style of the era, and an especially large wooden truck bed capable of hauling most any load that one could imagine. Powering the truck is a 1921 engine with a radiator from a lighter-duty canopy express model. The paintwork, striping, and livery are all lovely. The odometer notes 48,501 miles at the time of cataloguing. One thing is for sure: the new owner will “keep on loving” this Reo Speed Wagon for many years to come.
208 1916 Hudson Series H Super 6 Great Race 90513 $75,000.00 $100,000.00 N/R €64,500 €86,000 White over Tan. This 1916 Hudson, based upon an original Series H Super Six chassis and engine, was built by the Burdick team specifically to be driven in the Great Race. It participated in the event several times in 1997, 1998, and 2000, driven by the experienced team of Burdick and Bell; they claimed overall victory in the 2000 event, held between Boston, Massachusetts, and Sacramento, California. The car features a tapered boattail body with a bare, polished aluminum engine cover, as well as fully exposed and functional side exhaust in the manner of a period Indianapolis racer. Disc wheels shod in blackwall tires provide excellent reliability, as does the engine, which was reportedly professionally built for long-distance driving. The interior features dual leather-covered bucket seats, facing an engine-turned aluminum dashboard with an assortment of instruments, including a Great Race-compliant rally timer and outsized clock. The steering wheel has been wrapped, for additional “grip” when maneuvering the Hudson across the U.S.! One of the most exciting vehicles in this collection, this Hudson would be an ideal, potentially victorious rally competitor (perhaps a future repeat Great Race victor) – or simply a blast to drive for a new owner.
209 1931 Packard Custom 8 Roadster 191299 $180,000.00 $240,000.00 N/R €154,800 €206,400 Coral and Russett over Rich Brown leather. The Custom Eight roadster offered here was an AACA National First Prize winner in 1979. Reportedly it was freshly cosmetically restored in 1990, and afterward moved for a time to Europe, winning a First Prize at the Concours d’Elegance Chopard in 2000. Former owners included Adrian Winchell of Beloit, Wisconsin. The car was later acquired by Mr. Burdick in 2009, and has remained on museum display ever since. The car bears a reproduction vehicle number plate identifying it as having been delivered by the Star Garage Company of Streator, Illinois, on 26 July 1931. The stampings of the chassis frame, engine block, and steering gear all appear authentic and are close together in their numbering, indicating that they left the factory in this combination. While the restoration is older, it has held up remarkably well, with excellent paint in the beautiful era-correct Packard combination of Coral and Russett, and a rich brown leather interior with only minor creasing and stretching. The engine compartment and chassis are both clean and have a pleasantly authentic appearance. Desirable accessories include dual Pilot Ray driving lights, a spotlight, radiator stone guard, “Goddess of Speed” mascot, and chrome wire wheels. The odometer at the time of cataloguing recorded 8,718 miles, likely since the original restoration. This car would be a superb choice for light freshening and continued showing, or, with mechanical sorting, a bulletproof tour automobile for CCCA CARavans or any other adventure its new owner may wish to undertake.
210 1901 Oldsmobile Model R Curved Dash Runabout 6541 $50,000.00 $75,000.00 N/R €43,000 €64,500 Black over Black. This iconic, instantly recognizable ‘Curved Dash’ Oldsmobile has the significance of having had perhaps the youngest original owner of any of its brethren. Indiana resident Victor F. Hitz, attending the Chicago Automobile Show with his parents, paid a nickel for a raffle ticket and wound up winning the car, at the age of only five! He apparently recognized his luck and held on to the car for the remainder of his long life, eventually joining the Curved Dash Olds Club with it. Richard L. Burdick acquired the Oldsmobile from the Hitz heirs in 1984, and it has remained in his collection ever since, preserved exactly as it was purchased in a “barn find” diorama. All of the original factory finishes are still present, including the original bodywork, upholstery, and rubber floor mat, though of course with considerable patina, and the car is accompanied by its original Indiana state registration disc, no. Y46. Only the wheels were replaced, with wire wheels shod in black rubber tires. While no identification number could be found on the vehicle in cataloguing, it has previously been inspected and “dated” a 1901 by the Veteran Motor Car Club of Great Britain, as noted on a brass plaque, no. 1729. One of the most original examples of its kind offered in decades, this Olds fairly begs for continued preservation and display, and merrily tells the story of early American motoring. It is unlikely to ever again be owned by a five-year-old boy . . . but imagine the wonderment!
211 1947 Ford Super Deluxe Station Wagon 799A-1519279 $75,000.00 $85,000.00 €64,500 €73,100 Yellow and Wood over Tan. The Super DeLuxe “woodie” offered here was special-ordered through a Mexican Ford dealership by a government official, who took delivery of the car, fitted with metric instrumentation, on 31 May 1947, at a cost of 10,943 pesos. The Ford remained south of the border until the 1950s, when it moved to a new home in San Diego; its second and third owners were surfers, one of whom worked for Sea World and used it periodically for VIP transportation around the park. Retired from that use at 96,000 km, it has since been maintained by “woodie” collectors. Today the wagon retains all of its original wood, in very good condition, with some unusual details, including a lip over the running boards at the bottom of the front doors. It is believed to have the original 59A Ford flathead block, though it was upgraded in the 1950s with Edelbrock finned aluminum heads, dual Stromberg carburetors, and an Iskenderian cam, and it has been converted to 12-volt operation for greater reliability. There is a modern radio in the glove compartment, with removable speakers secreted behind the third-row seats. The owner reports that the engine fires up with great power, and that the car drives and stops well for its age. The body and paint on the car is very presentable; while the paint is not fresh, it presents with a good luster, displaying only very minor imperfections from age and use. The undercarriage is incredibly clean with no evidence of any previous repair work or issues. The vinyl roof is correct pattern and intact. The interior is clean, crisp, and all correct, with the dash carrying all the original gauges. This is a wonderful wagon, soon to continue the next step in its fascinating life.
212 1937 Cord 812 Cabriolet 812 1113F $120,000.00 $140,000.00 €103,200 €120,400 Ganges Green over Green leather. The cabriolet offered here is one of the earliest surviving Cord 812 cabriolets, the two-passenger convertible version of Gordon Buehrig’s legendary streamlined design. Former owners included early enthusiasts Dick Spencer and Paul Marut of New Jersey; Marut owned the car for many years, and was recorded as its owner in the Auburn Cord Duesenberg (ACD) Club rosters in 1971 and 1984. Later the car was part of the personal collection of well-known Cord restorer, Stan Gilliland, in Wellington, Kansas. As seen today the Cord is restored in the rare, unusual factory-correct color of Ganges Green with a proper green leather interior, original radio, and Deluxe heater. Reportedly the engine, a correct 1937 replacement unit, was rebuilt with insert bearings in the rod and main bearings, as well as new aluminum heads, while the car was fitted with new heavy-duty steel wheels and whitewall radial tires. It retains the correct factory brass windshield frame, top bows, and latches. During the restoration the car was fitted with the desirable feature of side exhausts, as well as a rumble seat, a feature used on a handful of prototype 810 cabriolets. The car retains its original serial number and body tags. Further, in addition to the aforementioned ACD Club rosters, it is recorded in both of Josh B. Malks’ well-known Cord references, The Timeless Classic and Cord Complete. This is a fascinating and unusual Cord cabriolet, ideal for carrying up to four passengers in next year’s ACD Festival Parade of Classics, in Ganges Green style!
213 1932 Marmon Sixteen Le Baron Close Coupled Sedan 16 149 802 $250,000.00 $300,000.00 €215,000 €258,000 Metallic Green over Green leather. Marmon Sixteen historian Dyke W. Ridgley notes the original owner of this close-coupled sedan as having been Andrew Wallgren of Pittsburgh. The car had several unusual and desirable features, including chrome “spears” on the hood doors and chrome moldings on the trunk rack (the first Sixteen so-equipped). Very importantly it was also one of the first Sixteens equipped with the desirable vacuum-assisted power brakes, much desired by those who enjoy driving their cars. Following Mr. Wallgren’s ownership, the Marmon is believed to have been owned by a Pennsylvania State Senator – who, amusingly, was involved in a minor traffic accident behind the wheel – then in the early 1960s by J.S. Kearns of Canton, Ohio. In 1963 it was sold to Robert A. Baldwin of Collins, New York. Several further East Coast caretakers are recorded, ending in 1982 with Daniel E. “Hap” Motlow of Lynchburg, Tennessee. Mr. Motlow was chairman of the Jack Daniels Distillery, and commissioned the car’s restoration by the noted Reuter’s Coach Works in Connecticut, one of the earliest and finest classic car restoration firms in this country. Known for his good nature and willingness to drive and share the cars in his small, finely chosen collection, Mr. Motlow enjoyed the Marmon regularly in tours for the remainder of his life. In 1993 Mr. Motlow’s collection was sold by Sotheby’s, to benefit Vanderbilt University. It was then acquired for a renowned Midwestern collection, in which it remained until 2001, when it was sold to the late, great Marmon enthusiast, Phil Bray of Michigan. Mr. Bray, in turn, sold the car in 2006 to the current owner, a fellow Sixteen connoisseur, with whose family it has now remained for well over a decade. Typical of a Reuter restoration, the car has aged very well and remains extremely attractive and presentable. That is recognized by its achieving 97.75 points and 96 points in CCCA competition in 2011 and 2016, respectively – remarkable for a 30-year-old restoration! Indeed the car is still worthy of further showings, or, alternatively, of being one of the most attractive and powerful cars on a CARavan. And at the end of the day, one can have a Jack Daniels toast. It seems only fitting.
214 1911 Packard Model 30 UEFR Limousine 16476 $125,000.00 $150,000.00 €107,500 €129,000 Dark Brown and Black over Black leather. RHD. The Packard Limousine offered here was purchased by Laura Campbell Sloo Whitney of New Orleans, Louisiana. Born into one prominent local family, she had married into another with her nuptials to Charles Morgan Whitney, a member of the New York Morgan and Whitney banking families and himself a prominent financier and businessman. The car still wears its original 1914 New York and 1915 Louisiana license plates; it is believed to have moved between the Whitneys’ houses in both cities. Following Mrs. Whitney’s passing, the limousine was inherited by her chauffeur, who garaged it in a carriage house in New Orleans. There, it was spotted in 1947 by Frank Franklin, a 19-year-old college student visiting from Texas. With youthful persistence, Mr. Franklin was able to track down the chauffeur on his bar stool at a French Quarter watering hole. Within a short time, he was able to arrange an even trade: the Packard for a bottle of Cutty Sark. A deal that could only be made in the Big Easy! Mr. Franklin carefully spent the next five days driving his new acquisition home to Houston, later recalling that he experienced no overheating problems or breakdowns of any kind. It remained in his care in central Texas for over 60 years, spending much of that time on display in a museum in Hill County. It has continued to enjoy good enthusiast care since. The car remains in astonishing, wonderful original condition. The carpet and paint are all original, as is the beautifully preserved ornate upholstery in the rear passenger compartment; the mahogany woodwork is lovely, and even the undercarriage is clean and intact. Only the upholstery on the driver’s seat required correct replacement leather years ago. It is among the brassiest of the brass cars, the material employed in all of its hinges, most of its fittings, and the door and grab handles. In its current ownership, it has been sorted properly, with adjustments to the original carburetor and a thorough detailing throughout, and it now runs well. Presented as an unrestored treasure, “the Cutty Sark Packard” is ready to make its mark on the Preservation Class at its new owner’s favorite concours, where it can demonstrate the enduring excellence of one of the great cars of its era.
215 1960 Plymouth Fury Convertible 3301120362 $130,000.00 $150,000.00 €111,800 €129,000 Metallic Gold over Twi tone Cloth and Vinyl. The first owner of this former show car drove it only 22,000 miles before storing it safely away in Mexico, after which it was acquired by well-known collector Wayne Davis directly from the original Mexican owner. The Fury was in remarkably good condition when found, with the plastic seat covers still protecting the seats and door panels. Mr. Davis treated this very special Plymouth to a full concours-quality restoration and was able to save and reuse many of the like-new interior upholstery pieces on this low-mileage example. Subsequent owners of this rare car since 2008 have carefully maintained it, and it shows superbly today. Finished in a subtle and elegant gold with a complementing tri-tone cloth and vinyl interior and chrome wire wheels, this 1960 Plymouth Fury is exceptional in quality, style, and collectability.
216 1930 Pierce-Arrow Model A 7 pass Tourer 3026413 $100,000.00 $140,000.00 €86,000 €120,400 Black over Black leather. This Pierce-Arrow bears the Broadmoor number “12” stamped into its left parking light bracket, confirming its provenance as one of the actual guest limousines of the hotel. After being retired from the hotel, the car found its way into the collection of a well-known Michigan collector. Now, the Pierce-Arrow, once the pride and joy of that collection, is being offered here by the collector’s estate. Though never fully restored, the car has been repainted at least twice and one of the repaints is believed to have been commissioned by the hotel itself. As befitting such a special and highly desirable automobile, the car has been maintained in excellent working order and appearance for the better part of the last 85 years. Both the paint and the chrome are excellent in appearance. The original leather is in astonishingly good condition, even the oft-worn out driver’s seat. The entire drivetrain is reported to run well and in the uncannily dependable and quiet manner one should always expect from a Pierce-Arrow. Overall, this is simply a stunningly beautiful presentation of a highly special automobile, one that deserves pride of place in any collection of American classics. A recent veteran of the 800-plus mile Glidden Tour and frequent entrant at Pierce-Arrow Club events, the car is extremely well known to collectors and will make a fabulous and luxurious companion for any driving tour or show nationwide.
217 1939 Lincoln Zephyr Convertible Coupe H83062 $80,000.00 $110,000.00 €68,800 €94,600 Zephyr Coach Maroon over Dark Red leather. The car offered here is one of the few remaining today of only 640 convertibles produced for 1939, and has spent most of its life in Arizona. Cosmetically restored several years ago, it is beautifully finished in Zephyr Coach Maroon and accented with sparkling chrome. The exterior is elegantly complimented with a tan canvas top and a recently refurbished leather interior. Dual side-view mirrors, fender skirts, wide whitewall tires, and an accessory external spotlight add to the charm of this masterful Art Deco design. A true icon of streamlined 1930s styling, the Zephyr has become more and more coveted over the years. This is a superb example.
218 1932 Cadillac V16 Fleetwood Limousine Brougham 1400185 $90,000.00 $115,000.00 €77,400 €98,900 Dark Blue and Black leather. The example offered here is the sole survivor of seven produced in this style, the seven-passenger limousine brougham, a traditional open-drive town car by Fleetwood. Originally intended for Red Bank, New Jersey, the car was subsequently delivered instead through the Newark sales branch to Hubert K. Dalton, a successful engineer who had sold his tool and die company to General Motors at a tidy profit. It was likely kept at Willowbrook, his palatial Georgian Revival home in the suburb of Rumson. The Cadillac has been in collector hands since the 1970s, including time in several prominent East Coast collections, most recently with the late Robert Blakeman, who acquired it in 2006. It is offered today as a very well-presented older restoration in dark blue and black, with complementary black leather upholstery to the driver’s seat and beautifully crafted button-tufted cloth to the rear compartment. Beautiful brightwork and solid wood trim can be found everywhere, and the overall impression is lush and comfortable. Inspection shows that the car retains its original engine, as noted on the build sheet, a copy of which accompanies it today. Formal V-16s are rare indeed, and this car, the only known survivor of its style from the incredibly scarce 1932 models, is a one-of-a-kind opportunity.
219 1932 Lincoln Model KB 5 pass Sedan KB1396 $75,000.00 $90,000.00 €64,500 €77,400 Green, Russet Brown and Black. The current owner, a longtime collector and twelve-cylinder Lincoln aficionado, acquired this 1932 Model KB in 1993 from Chicago-area broker Harry Woodnorth. Woodnorth had purchased the car from Jim Bickley, a well-known KB restorer and collector. Mr. Bickley restored the car with respected restorer George Kovanda. While the engine was replaced with another correct 1932 Model KB unit some years ago, the body is original to the chassis, and in fact retains its original woodwork and the original body number tag on the floorboard. A wonderful, well-kept and preserved restoration, it is finished in a charming period color scheme of green with chicle fenders, painted wire wheels, and dual side-mounted spares with cloth covers, as well as dual driving lights and a luggage rack with trunk. The interior is a rich and sumptuous russet brown cloth, with leather piping to the armrests, surrounded by elegant wood accents. Properly displayed and maintained, it has been used occasionally for local touring over the years. The 1932 model year was the first of the KB, and one of only two seasons with the famous “fork-and-blade,” hand-built V-12 – today considered Lincoln’s finest hour. This sedan offers an ideal touring and CARavanning experience for its lucky buyer, who will be able to savor some of the silkiest engineering of the Classic Era.
220 1937 Ford V8 Deluxe Phaeton 3881000 $45,000.00 $55,000.00 N/R €38,700 €47,300 Bright Coach Maroon over Brown. This beautiful 1937 Ford DeLuxe phaeton, model 78, is powered by a 221-cu. in., 85-hp “Flathead” V-8 that is matched to a three-speed manual transmission. Ford made revisions to the V-8 for 1937 that included a better cooling system that placed the water pumps at the bottom and moving water outlets to the middle of the cylinder heads. This configuration would endure for more than a decade. The rod-operated mechanical brakes gave way to a cable arrangement this year as well. The phaeton remains among the most coveted body styles by Ford enthusiasts and collectors today. The era of the phaeton was rapidly drawing to a close in 1937 as coachwork construction methods, materials, and machinery made it easier and more cost-effective to build all-steel, enclosed bodies. Yet the appeal of the open four-seat, four-door automobile was apparent in Ford’s continuation of the body style in its catalogue where it was one of the most expensive models that year, selling 3,723 units. Finished in the factory paint color of Bright Coach Maroon, the car is complemented with a correct brown interior and tan canvas top, all set off with highly desirable Ford accessory “spider” wheel trim and a set of period-correct wide whitewall tires. A full set of side curtains, boot cover, and fender skirts are also included with the car. This well-kept example is an older restoration that shows great, and the legendary flathead V-8 runs smoothly and performs well, making this Ford a pleasure to drive.
221 1960 Autobianchi Bianchina Transformable 110B 018481 $35,000.00 $45,000.00 N/R €30,100 €38,700 Light Blu and Bianco over Crema. This Autobianchi is an exceptional example of an unrestored original survivor, having traveled only 16,907 documented miles since new, and until recently has had only one owner for more than half a century. Built for the U.S. market, it was sold new at Brenner Motors in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on April 7, 1960. Dealer service records include receipts, canceled checks, and a door-jam sticker showing an oil change on November 21, 1963 with 15,406 miles, all from the H.A. Boyd dealership in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. This remarkable car still retains its shiny original paint, interior, glass, license plate, tool kit, and jack. The original Pirelli tires accompany the car as well. In excellent running condition, its current owner reports this well-preserved Autobianchi runs and drives great. It is ideally suited for generating smiles from admirers, as well as presenting an opportunity for exhibition in preservation class categories. This delightful and charming Italian car possesses a very rare combination of low-mileage originality, authenticity, and playful style that is the essence of “La Dolce Vita.”
222 1955 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe de Ville 5562137235 $50,000.00 $60,000.00 €43,000 €51,600 Red and White. This exceptional example is finished with a stunning red paint scheme that is highlighted by brilliant chrome bumpers and abundant, brightly polished, stainless and chrome trim and moldings. The luxurious interior features sumptuous two-tone red and white leather seats complimenting the exterior. Attention to detail is prevalent throughout the car, from the fit and finish of the body, to the beautifully detailed engine bay and trunk compartment. Adding to the driver’s comfort and convenience, this Cadillac is factory equipped with power windows, power steering, power brakes, and dual side-view mirrors. A set of wide whitewall radial tires mounted on a set of Cadillac wire wheels also add to the beauty and roadworthiness of this Coupe de Ville. As it was when new in 1955, this carefully maintained Cadillac will be the source of pride for its next owner. With an abundance of power and a full complement of luxury features, this Cadillac is the perfect choice for car shows, club events, and touring in comfort and style.
223 1962 MG MGA 1600 Mark II GHNL2/106350 $55,000.00 $75,000.00 N/R €47,300 €64,500 Black over Red leather. This 1962 MGA 1600 Mk II roadster was completed on 30 January 1962. A factory left-hand-drive example, the car was shipped to North America for sale through a U.S. dealership. According to the BMIHT Certificate, which accompanies the car, it left the factory painted black, with a red interior and grey top. The car is powered by a 1,622-cc inline four-cylinder engine featuring twin SU carburetors; it is paired to a four-speed manual transmission. The car rides on BF Goodrich Silvertown whitewall radial tires which are mounted on painted knock-off wire wheels. Lucas fog lights help illuminate the road during inclement weather, and the MGA’s front disc brakes help bring the car to a safe stop. The interior is completed in a beautiful shade of red and features Jaeger instrumentation, Tudor Windscreen Washer, as well as removable side windows, and an interior matching tonneau cover. Accompanying the car are service receipts from 1985 to 2011. The consignor purchased the car in 2012, where it was maintained in a large private collection. The Mark II was the final iteration of the MGA, and it remains a desirable model among collectors today; this 1962 example is no exception. A beautifully presented vehicle throughout, it is among the last built in the final year of production. This is an excellent opportunity to purchase an iconic British sports car, one to show and enjoy.
224 1961 Morgan Plus 4 4572 $40,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R €34,400 €43,000 Red over Black. Today the car is presented in red with a black interior and red top. The exterior features Maxtel fog lights, wind wings, driver mirror, and rear luggage rack. The Morgan rides on Kelly Steel Belted Metric tires that are mounted on painted wire wheels; front disc brakes bring the car to a safe stop. The simple, yet nicely appointed interior features a Bluemel’s Brooklands steering wheel and Smiths instrumentation. The car is accompanied by its Morgan Chassis Record and the Morgan Plus 4 instruction book.
225 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible VC56K062087 $60,000.00 $70,000.00 €51,600 €60,200 Cream and Red. This handsome 1956 Bel Air convertible is powered by the Power Pack version of Chevy’s legendary small-block V-8. Displacing 265 cu. in., its four-barrel carburetor and dual exhausts boost bhp to the advertised 205, driving through a Powerglide automatic transmission. It is equipped with power steering and power brakes. Other features include rear fender skirts, stone guards, bumper over-rider, chrome wire wheels, tilt steering wheel, driver’s side spotlight, and a continental kit at the rear. Convenience options include radio and heater. We understand that the car, completely restored and showing slightly fewer than 95,000 miles, runs and drives as new. The only convertible in Chevrolet’s 1956 catalogue, Bel Air soft top production barely reached 41,000 cars, making it among the most coveted of the Even Hotter Chevys.
226 1982 Toyota FJ40 JT3FJ40C2C3353288 $50,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R €43,000 €51,600 Medium Blue over Grey leather. The 1982 FJ40 offered here comes from the second-to-last year of open-top Land Cruiser production for the U.S. market. Later American-market FJ40s like this one benefited from front disc brakes, the larger ‘2F’ 4.2-liter inline six engine paired to a four-speed manual, and “ambulance doors” that allow access to the cargo area without moving the spare tire rack. This FJ40 was sold new in Utah and stayed in the Western U.S. until about a decade ago. It has since been extensively restored. Its Medium Blue paint and white accents are shiny, and its grey interior is factory correct. Its only modifications include a desirable Australian-engineered OME suspension, BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A tires, a 9,000-lb. synthetic rope winch, and an updated Pioneer radio head unit with matching speakers. Power steering, an original factory option, is fitted to this Land Cruiser to make it easier to drive in town and around obstacles. Its 4.2-liter engine was rebuilt using Toyota parts, and it mates to a factory four-speed manual transmission. Its odometer was reset to correspond with its restoration and shows fewer than 100 miles today, affording the new owner many more miles of adventurous land cruising.
228 1966 Triumph TR4A CT64994L $35,000.00 $45,000.00 N/R €30,100 €38,700 Signal Red over Black. Today, this 1966 Triumph TR4A presents similarly to the way it left the factory. The car benefitted from a restoration completed around 2012. Presented in Signal Red, the car shows beautifully and features dual sideview mirrors and Triumph’s unique Surrey removable hardtop, a two-piece hardtop that allows for either a targa-like driving experience or that of a full open convertible. The car rides on Vredestein Sprint Classic radial tires which are mounted on chrome knock-off wire wheels. The interior is completed in black with white piping, it features a wood dashboard, Jaeger instrumentation, Smiths clock, a Moto-Lita steering wheel, and Triumph radio. The trunk houses a full-size spare and Thor knock-off hammer. The Triumph is accompanied by a BMIHT Certificate, Triumph TR4A owner’s handbook, as well as photos and receipts from its restoration. With its stunning styling by Michelotti and its versatile hardtop, the Triumph TR4A is an impressive British sports car. The meticulous restoration on this example is evident, making it a perfect candidate for showing as well as enjoying on the open road.
229 1916 Buick D-4 Express Truck 160893 $20,000.00 $30,000.00 N/R €17,200 €25,800 Red and Black. The Buick offered here, a 1916 D-4 express truck, is extremely rare indeed. The only other example believed to still exist is rumored to be in private hands in the Western U.S. This example is almost totally original and has never been fully restored. With the exception of later paintwork, it has never had any rust repair, wood rot, or cosmetic work in the 102 years since it left the Buick factory. It is mechanically excellent and beautifully presented, making this a thoroughly exciting example of an early workman’s express truck. Incredibly, this Buick’s entire 102-year history is known and supported with historical documents, which are included in the sale. The truck was bought new by Schmeuser Buick in Hammond, Indiana, in 1916 and it was used for several years in their Service and Parts department. It is believed to have been retired to the back of the dealership around 1930, where it remained until 1951. It was then cosmetically freshened with a fresh repaint of red paint for use in the Hammond Centennial Parade. This red paint is the very same which the truck still wears today. It was finally purchased from Schmeuser Buick by its first private owner in Zeeland, Michigan, around 1965. The engine was freshened internally about six years ago and the truck was put in storage three years ago. With the exception of needing a minor repair to the lights, everything about the truck appears to be functioning well. Given that little has been done in all these years to alter the truck’s originality, this is a perfect and likely unrepeatable opportunity to experience an extremely rare Buick from the first few years of mainstream motoring.
356 1954 Packard Clipper Panorama Hardtop 5467-320524 $18,000.00 $24,000.00 N/R €15,480 €20,640 Chariot Red and Sahara Sand. The Panama was powered by the mid-size Packard straight eight, a 327-cu. in. version making 165 bhp. This car has the famed Ultramatic transmission. Painted Chariot Red over Sahara Sand, it has whitewall tires and full chrome wheel discs. The interior is Packard’s black-and-red leather-nylon, which the company said marked the “Clipper Panama as one of America’s outstanding sports-type cars.” This car has been donated to the AACA in support of the new national headquarters and library. The AACA, a non-profit charitable organization, is based in Hershey and is the oldest and largest antique car organization in the nation. The event this weekend in Hershey is held under the auspices of the AACA and is put on by the Club’s Hershey Region.
357 1903 Oldsmobile Model R Curved Dash Runabout 17282 $40,000.00 $45,000.00 N/R €34,400 €38,700 This remarkable ‘curved dash’ example is believed to be mostly original and unrestored. It appears to retain much of its original paint along with later advertising where it was likely shown in an auto dealer’s showroom. Though currently not running, most of the significant parts are in place, though the wheels have been replaced, as has the radiator. Once operable, this will no doubt be the star of the show wherever it appears, including as a potential candidate for the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. Or, it could be maintained as-is to showcase this incredible time capsule from the era of horseless carriages.
358 1912 Marion Model 33 Bobcat Speedster 37388 $60,000.00 $90,000.00 N/R €51,600 €77,400 Red and Black. The current owner purchased this jaunty Marion Bobcat in 2008. Interesting features include a rear-mounted transaxle and an acetylene starting system that uses lighting gas to pre-charge the cylinders, which are then ignited by a spark. The system is not currently used (for safety reasons), but remains in place for authenticity and preservation. An older restoration, it had been in the John McMullen collection in Michigan from the early 1990s, by which time it had been the beneficiary of a mechanical and cosmetic restoration. It has recently had attention to some maintenance items, and comes ready to enjoy. Brilliant in red, it has gold accent striping, black leather seating, and brass aplenty. The radiator is topped by a Marion MotoMeter, and the brass lighting all operates properly on gas. A monocle windscreen and a huge bass spotlight complete the motif. With just 912 Marion cars built in 1912, this car was part of a very small constituency when new. Today it is almost certainly the sole survivor.
359 1952 MG TD TD/19754 $20,000.00 $25,000.00 N/R €17,200 €21,500 Red over Tan leather. This beautiful 1952 MG TD is presented in a brilliant shade of red with a tan interior and convertible top. Exterior features include wind wings, rear luggage rack, as well as Lucas fog lights and power windshield wipers. The car is powered by a four-cylinder engine with twin SU carburetors, which is mated to a four-speed manual transmission. The interior is completed in tan and features Jaeger instrumentation, banjo-style steering wheel, and a dash-mounted rearview mirror. The MG rides on Nankang Low Noise radial tires which are mounted on painted steel wheels with factory wheel covers. This car won its AACA Senior award in 1987 and remains in very nice condition. A retro-inspired car in its day, the TD has always met a niche in the classic car market. It is the quintessential British sports car, with the styling of the open race cars of the 1930s and 1940s, while having the conveniences of a more modern automobile. Easy to work on and with parts readily available, the MG TD is an excellent entry-level collector vehicle.
360 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible VC570101583 $50,000.00 $70,000.00 N/R €43,000 €60,200 Harbour Blue over Blue. This dashing Harbor Blue beauty with matching interior is equipped with the optional and highly desirable 270 bhp, 283-cu. in. “dual quad” V-8 and three-speed manual transmission with overdrive. Inside one will find a matching interior and the optional Wonderbar AM radio. All books and the owner’s manual are included in the sale. It is believed that the car was ordered new in California, as it is equipped with the unique California one-piece bumper. The restoration, done by the consignor, dates to the mid-1980s following which the car received its AACA Senior Award in 1987 as well as repeat Preservation Awards in 1988 and 1992. In addition, it was used as the blueprint for a Franklin Mint model in the same colors. The car has been routinely maintained, driven regularly, and is a well-sorted driver. Just get in and go – and enjoy!
361 1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Saloon LSJR501 $60,000.00 $80,000.00 €51,600 €68,800 Black over Beige. The Silver Cloud III offered here is an original left-hand-drive example, built to North American specifications and delivered through Gallagher Motors of Ontario, Canada; it was shipped from Liverpool via the Empress of England and sold to Dr. D.J. Kingsley of Ontario. The second owner, Rolls-Royce Owners Club member Donna Goldman of Florida, bought the car in 1983; the third owner was Bruce Reed of Pennsylvania, from whom the car was acquired by its current owner in 2011. Records for recent cosmetic and mechanical service in the current ownership are on file. The Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III’s excellent reputation has survived through the decades and remains a favorite car for many not only for its elegant design and luxurious appointments, but for its reliability and low-maintenance costs. This example is ideal for enjoyment by its next owner and will be welcomed into specialty car clubs and concours events.
362 1957 Chevrolet Corvette FI Convertible E57S106189 $80,000.00 $120,000.00 N/R €68,800 €103,200 Onyx Black and Inca Silver over Red. As the mightiest of ’57 Corvettes, this example is fitted with the optional “Fuelie” 283/283 V-8 and T-10 four-speed manual transmission; arguably the most wanted combination among collectors today. The consignor’s representative describes this as being an original fuel-injected car that had no body damage prior to restoration. Restored by the consignor, a Corvette expert, it was described as a rather simple restoration due to the condition of the car, which was complete in every way. The car has been regularly used and maintained and is deemed a “well-sorted” car. Finished in Onyx Black with Inca Silver coves and a red interior, it also includes the optional factory hardtop finished in matching black. Attesting to the quality of the restoration, it received an NCRS Top Flight Award in June 2007 . . . and still looks great today.
363 1951 Jaguar XK120 FHC 679077 $100,000.00 $125,000.00 €86,000 €107,500 Twilight Blue over Light Blue leather. This elegant Twilight Blue 1951 XK 120 FHC was purchased new by its current owner in February 1952 from Continental Motors in Hartford, Connecticut. A wealthy insurance executive placed a deposit on the new Jaguar, directing the dealer to have the car fitted with a set of Borrani wire wheels before he took delivery. He later discovered that he would be unable to race the Jaguar with his friends, who all owned Porsches, and walked away from the purchase never having taken title to the car. The current owner spotted the XK 120 on the dealer’s lot and made a deal to pay the remaining balance due on the car and became its first owner. It was driven on a regular basis until 1977, when it was parked after traveling just 65,000 miles. After sitting for several years, the original and current owner commissioned Eddie Adams of Eddies Antique Auto in Elwood, New Jersey, to perform a full frame-off restoration. The color of this XK 120 is Twilight Blue Metallic, a color the factory applied to only approximately 70 cars according to research done by the owner. The interior restoration was done by George Dussack of Bayside Auto Trim with correct materials sourced from World Upholstery. Attention to detail is evident in every aspect of the restoration, and the results are truly stunning, earning it a score of 98.4 points in JCNA in 2018, the first year it has been shown since restoration was completed. This exceptional XK 120 presents a rare opportunity to acquire a one-owner, show-quality Jaguar and begin a new chapter in the history of this magnificent automobile.
364 1931 Packard Custom 8 Roadster 189075 $100,000.00 $150,000.00 €86,000 €129,000 Dark Teal over Tan leather. This handsome Packard was restored during 1974–1975 by well-known Packard aficionado and collector, Frank Buck; in his possession the car received its CCCA Senior badge, no. 777, and was the winner of a National First Prize at the 1977 Annual Meet. Somewhat later, it was displayed in a museum before being purchased by the current owner, who exhibited it at the 2005 Concours d’Elegance of the Eastern United States in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Delivered new by the Packard Motor Car Company of Philadelphia on 5 October 1931, it is equipped with original factory accessory dual side-mounts with chrome covers, spotlights, Pilot Ray lighting, and a trunk rack. While showing some wear, the car presents nicely and has been driven regularly. Well detailed under the hood, it has been routinely serviced and cared for while in the current owner’s possession, and was among his favorite cars. A CCCA Full Classic, it is eligible for all CCCA events, Grand Classics, and CARavans and will serve its new owner as an ideal tour vehicle.
365 1937 Cord 812 Cabriolet 812 2214F $140,000.00 $160,000.00 €120,400 €137,600 Black over Burgundy leather. Talented engineer Harold Allsop spent 66 years under the hood and behind the wheel of this Cord, the only two-passenger cabriolet delivered new in Ontario. He purchased the Cord in 1947, only 10 years after Toronto dealer O’Donnell-Mackie delivered it to its original owner, Brights Winery heir John Bright, of Queenston. Following years at the Brights’ estate, which was known as Willowbank, Bright sold the Cord to a garage in Toronto, where Allsop found and purchased it. With the Cord’s well-known proclivity for mechanical stubbornness, Allsop set about improving the factory’s work over the years. It is important to note that early on he resolved not to damage or modify any original part and to retain every part removed from the car so that it would be possible to reverse all of his changes and return the car to stock. A 12-volt electrical system was installed, and he replaced the Cord’s trouble-prone control for the vacuum shift with a manual control lever of his own design. Allsop was incredibly proud that this Cord was never on a trailer. Everywhere it went, it went under its own power. That included several ACD Club Can-Am Meets in Ontario, with the first Canadian ACD meet having been held in the Allsop house, as well as trips “south of the border” to the ACD Festival in Auburn, Indiana. His last journey from Willowdale, Ontario, to Auburn was made in 2005, at the age of 85. He last drove the Cord in 2011 and passed away two years later, after a lifetime of joyous enthusiasm for all things mechanical, which is best displayed in his Cord. The cabriolet is still in solid condition, as its owner left it, and has been Certified Category One by the ACD Club. Its decades-old black repaint has worn down in places to the original Rich Maroon beneath, and the maroon interior, which was a gift from Marion to Harold, is well worn from the use of many happy passengers. Mr. Allsop replaced the original engine block with another block that was machined to accept a Cord supercharger, as his long-term plan was to supercharge the car. That never happened. The car is still running and driving with that block under the hood; the original matching-numbers block, FB 2243, is in good condition and accompanies the car, along with 13 crates of new and used parts accumulated by the Allsops for the Cord over the years, and numerous mementos. Please contact an RM specialist for a complete roster of what accompanies this marvelous Cord. Today marks a new owner’s chance to continue a grand tradition. via RM Motor City ’14 $143k.
366 1957 MG MGA 1500 Roadster HDA43/28764 $40,000.00 $50,000.00 €34,400 €43,000 Black over Red leather. This 1957 MGA 1500 Roadster was completed on 4 April 1957 and destined for North America. A factory left-hand-drive example, it was shipped out the following day to the USA. According to its BMIHT Certificate, which accompanies the car, this 1500 roadster left the factory painted black and trimmed with a red interior and black convertible top. The MGA was fitted with wire wheels and an adjustable steering column, both of which the car retains today. The car is powered by a 1,489-cc inline four-cylinder engine with twin SU carburetors, which is mated to a four-speed manual transmission. The car was acquired in November of 2002 by marque experts Tom and Randee Rocke of Healey Lane. Under their ownership the car benefitted from a frame-off restoration, which was completed in 2003. The car was later purchased by a notable collector in Southern California and later a Georgia-based owner, both impressed by the car’s stunning presentation. The most recent caretaker acquired the car in 2011. The interior is completed in black with red piping and features Jaeger instrumentation, a heater, and MG branded rubber floor mats. Side windows and a black tonneau cover also accompany the car. The MGA rides on Metric Steel Belted radial tires mounted on chrome knock-off wire wheels. Bringing the car to a safe stop are four-wheel-drum brakes. The car is accompanied by the driver’s manual and workshop manuals. One of the more desirable British offerings of the 1950s, this MGA 1500 roadster is an iconic sports car and an excellent candidate for local shows or touring the countryside in charming style. via Gooding ’11 $56k.
367 1936 Ford V8 Deluxe Roadster 18-2873855 $55,000.00 $65,000.00 N/R €47,300 €55,900 “Coach Maroon over Beige leather. Restored by the consignor some 25 years ago, this jaunty Ford, finished in Coach Maroon over a brown interior, will look great whether at the local cruise-in or going for ice cream with the kids. According to the consignor’s representative, it is the veteran of many tours, events, and Ford meets. It is equipped with both a radio and the novel rear view mirror with clock, both highly desirable to vintage Ford collectors. Lovingly maintained and used by its owner, this is the perfect car for owners who like to drive and enjoy their cars.

368 1938 Packard Twelve Brunn Cabriolet Touring A600189/1608-2007 $150,000.00 $200,000.00 €129,000 €172,000 Maroon over Tan and Grey cloth and leather. Exhibited at the 1938 Philadelphia Auto Show, this car was purchased by Margaret Dorrance Strawbridge, the daughter of John T. Dorrance, founder of the Campbell Soup Company. A sportswoman and aviator, Mrs. Strawbridge rode with the Radnor Hunt Club and was named one of Philadelphia’s six best-dressed women. She kept the car for the rest of her life. Inherited by her husband after her passing in 1953, it was later restored. Over the years it has had pride of place in the collections of Albert Sellers, Barnard Walsh, and more recently the renowned Lyon Family in California. It has since been preserved in excellent condition, and the engine has just been groomed. The body is painted in maroon lacquer, with grey cloth interior. The car bears a tan canvas-covered top, the collapsible rear section of which lowers to let the passengers ride in sunshine. A fine example of a limited-production Packard, it is equipped with the Packard Deluxe radio, heater, custom trunk, Trippe driving lights, and dual side-mounts with metal covers. The passenger compartment is fitted with a Jaeger clock. Vacuum-assisted brakes and clutch make driving the car nearly effortless. The car’s rear-view mirror has a thermometer at the left and a manual setting altimeter at the right, as well as a distance guide to judge the distance of following cars by measuring headlight separation. A pewter image of Saint Anthony appears on the shift knob. Brunn Touring Cabriolets were built in minuscule numbers in 1938 and 1939, no more than 10 each per year on Lincoln and Packard chassis. It is believed that there were only nine Brunn-bodied examples built between 1938 and 1939, of which this car is the third of four built in the former year. The most expensive Packard in 1938, it was some $1,500 more than the equivalent body on a Lincoln chassis or the most expensive V-16 Cadillac. Freshly serviced and ready to show, tour, or simply enjoy, it represents a rare chance to acquire an excellent example.
369 1938 Cadillac Series 75 Town Sedan 3270896 $30,000.00 $40,000.00 N/R €25,800 €34,400 Black over Tan cloth. The example offered was the 21st of 56 produced in this style, the five-passenger town sedan with blind rear quarters, in 1938. Recipient of a partial cosmetic restoration, including more recent black paint and a beautiful tan cloth interior, it is well equipped with dual side-mounted spares with full metal covers, and wide whitewall tires, while the interior features handsome solid wood garnish moldings and a banjo steering wheel. At the time of cataloguing the car recorded about 63,000 actual miles, which the consignor believes to be original. This would be an ideal automobile for regional tours and CARavans with a new owner.
370 1947 Nash Ambassador Suburban 454676 $80,000.00 $100,000.00 €68,800 €86,000 Strato Blue and wood over Red leather. The Suburban offered here is finished in the year-correct color of Strato Blue over a handsome red leather interior, with fully restored mahogany bodywork, accessory rear window wiper and fog lights, Zenith radio, and Weather Eye ventilation. The transmission features Synchro-shift and Automatic Cruising Gear, or overdrive. According to a former owner, the car has a known history back to the 1970s, and won numerous honors, including the AACA President’s Cup, while in the ownership of Jim Fritts. It is an award-winning, beautifully presented example, and one of the finest of its kind to be offered in recent years.
371 1938 Cadillac V16 Convertible Coupe Conversion 5270136 $175,000.00 $195,000.00 €150,500 €167,700 Khaki over Tan leather. The example offered here is documented by its build sheets as having been constructed as a factory coupe, the fourth of just five examples produced in 1938. It was restored by Stone Barn Automobile Restorations for the late Noel Thompson, using the best components of an original convertible. Afterward the car garnered numerous awards, including a Senior National First Prize from the Antique Automobile Club of America, and Senior Premier laurels from the Classic Car Club of America (badge no. 1102). The restoration, in Deauville Beige over rich brown leather, is well preserved, with only light patina, and would still be highly presentable for regional shows and concours. In particular the dashboard is beautifully finished with rich wood-graining and clear, bright Art Deco gauges, and the car is filled with factory options and accessories. This is a lovely example of a second-generation V-16, well presented from a wonderful home.
372 1949 Oldsmobile Futuramic 88 Deluxe Convertible 498M11520 $40,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R €34,400 €43,000 Seafoam Green over Two tone Green and Black top. The Deluxe convertible coupe offered here, one of 5,434, is a highly original example, finished in its factory color of Seafoam Green with a two-tone green interior and black power top. It is equipped with Hydra-matic transmission, AM radio, heater, locking gasp cap, and dual fog lights, and has recorded only 29,800 actual miles, which the consignor believes to be the original miles from new. It is offered with a set of service manuals and with the original bumper jack and spare. This is a superb example of one of the original American muscle cars.
373 1905 Northern Runabout 2181 $45,000.00 $65,000.00 N/R €38,700 €55,900 Red and Black. The original Northern, as shown here, looked a lot like a “Curved Dash” Oldsmobile, which was no surprise, as both men had worked for R.E. Olds. However, its engineering was vastly improved, as it had a single-cylinder engine that Maxwell had developed. This engine’s trademark ease of operation and quiet running led the new automobile to be nicknamed “The Silent Northern.” Formerly owned by Pennsylvania enthusiast Merrell Jones, this 1905 Northern was later acquired by the Edwards family in 1991; the family’s personal restoration shop restored the Northern in the same year it was acquired. The car reportedly retains its original chassis and all of its original body panels and trim components, with the only “new” fittings being the black leather cape top, upholstery, and tires. Even the rubber mat fitted to the interior is said to be the original one that was installed by the factory 109 years ago. The result is one of the most original and authentic Northern automobiles in existence. This car was awarded an AACA Junior/Senior Award in 1992, and it also won the Grand Champion Award for pre-1916 automobiles at the Old Car Festival at Greenfield Village. This is a wonderful survivor of one of Detroit’s pioneer automobiles, and it is one that was built by some of the best and brightest of the early car industry in America.
374 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air FI Convertible VC57N171432 $100,000.00 $125,000.00 €86,000 €107,500 Matador Red, Deluxe Red and Silver. “Tri-Five” Chevrolets, produced between 1955 and 1957 are, without a doubt, among the most popular American cars in the world. They offered something for everyone, from basic and inexpensive two-door coupes to high-end convertibles, and everything in between. Some 19 different combinations were available, with different body styles, trim packages, and engine choices. The 1957 model year, with its characteristic rear fins, became one of the defining automobiles of the 1950s. The example offered here is especially iconic, the fuel-injected Bel Air Convertible. This car was subject to a no-expense-spared restoration, with just 386 miles driven since the completion of the work. The centerpiece of the car, the optional Super Turbo Fire 283-cu. in. V-8, was rebuilt to high-performance specification with a high-performance cam, factory dual exhaust, 10.5:1 compression and, of course, the highly desirable factory fuel-injection system. It offers some 283 hp, more than enough to make this one of the quickest Bel Airs available. Great effort was taken in the restoration to ensure that each part is correct. Under the hood, all clamps, hoses, and belts are period-correct replacements with proper code markings. The car is fitted with a proper Delco tar top battery. The car has been exhaustively detailed, inside and out, with special attention paid to the engine compartment and undercarriage, making this an ideal ’57 to show at any of the highest-level events in the country. Perhaps the most impressive part of the car is the number of period-correct accessories with which it is fitted. It offers a power top, DeLuxe red and silver interior with functional clock, turn signals, the DeLuxe heater, cigar lighter, E-Z See tinted windows, spinner hubcaps, and period-correct BF Goodrich Silverton wide whitewall tires. It is also equipped with the highly desirable “Gold Package,” with a gold license plate frame, gold grille, and gold “V” on the hood and trunk. Offered in its original shade of Matador Red, this car is one of the finest Bel Air convertibles available anywhere. The bodywork, interior, chrome, brightwork, and paint are, in a word, phenomenal, as would be expected with restoration expenses well into the six figures. It is, without a doubt, the ultimate ’57 “Fuelie.” It will make a distinct statement wherever it goes and is sure to provide its new owner with countless miles and countless smiles.
375 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible 16834349 $80,000.00 $100,000.00 N/R €68,800 €86,000 Red and White. This beautiful 1953 Buick Skylark convertible was purchased by the consignor from a large collection. Today, it is presented in a brilliant shade of red with a white convertible top and a two-tone maroon and white interior. When the top is down, a maroon top boot hides the tucked away convertible. The car rides on BF Goodrich Silvertown wide whitewall tires, which are mounted on wire wheels. The car is powered by Buick’s Fireball V-8 engine and is paired to an automatic transmission, both of which have been rebuilt. Power equipment on the car includes power antenna, windows, seat, convertible top, and steering. The two-tone interior features a clock and Selectronic radio; a battery kill switch has also been installed. Recent work on the car includes the rebuilding of the power steering, fuel system, and brakes. The trunk houses a full-size spare with jack. The Skylark is accompanied by an owner’s manual and shop manual.
376 1911 American Eagle Touring 3525 $50,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R €43,000 €68,800 Red and Black. The name Eagle has appeared on many automobiles. American Motors’ all-wheel-drive model of that name was followed by a whole product line of AMC-Renault cars. Willys Motors, too, had an Aero Eagle model in the 1950s. The car offered here is related to none of these, but is instead a unique and one-off automobile, built by Martin Burzynski in Detroit, Michigan, in 1911. Burzynski had patented the design for a novel tire that used aluminum sidewalls and spring-loaded canvas-and-rubber treads, backed by inflated inner tubes. In order to test his tires, Burzynski designed and built an entire car. He operated the Eagle Motor Car Company in Detroit and gave his vehicle the company name. He built his assembled car from readily available components: a Wisconsin 60-hp six-cylinder engine; Timken axles, bearings, and hubs; and universal joints from Blood Brothers Machine Company in Kalamazoo. The patented wheels were built for Burzynski by Turnbull Wagon Company in Defiance, Ohio. The result was a handsome seven-passenger touring car on a 132-in. wheelbase. Furthermore, there were few automobiles at the time that offered more than 60 hp, significant power in 1911. Alas, the wheels proved to be a disappointment, as they bottomed out on deep ruts and gave a jarring ride, overshadowing the promised freedom from blowouts. After driving the car for a scant 224 miles, Burzynski laid it up and went on to other ventures. It remained with him, though, until his passing in 1946. The following year his widow sold it to famed Detroit collector Barney Pollard. The car was subsequently restored by Clyde Wade, known for his work for the famed Harrah’s Automobile Collection. The Eagle continues to run and drive well and comes with a large history file, including correspondence and invoices for components used in its construction, Burzynski’s patent petition for his Pneumatic Mechanical Vehicle tires, and the 1947 Bill of Sale to Pollard. Also included are three of the original prototype aluminum tires. The auto industry is quick to tout success, but usually prefers to forget failure. Thankfully, those who respect history sometimes preserve those cars whose time had just not come. Henry Ford saved one example of Charles Kettering’s copper-cooled Chevrolet; Barney Pollard saw the value in saving Martin Burzynski’s American Eagle.
377 1911 Delahaye 43A Charabanc 249 $100,000.00 $150,000.00 €86,000 €129,000 Red over Black leather. This 1911 Delahaye began life as a fire engine built by Societe Generale du Carrosserie et de Charonage of Paris serving southeast France. After very little time in service, it was replaced by a larger unit capable of covering a bigger area. Following its decommission, the Delahaye went to the Musee de l’Automobile du Sud-Est in St. Cannat, Provence, where it remained for many years. The museum closed in 1973 and the vehicle was purchased by Michael Banfield, a well-known British fire apparatus enthusiast. Banfield kept the vehicle for 40 years, all the while intending to restore it, though never doing so. A new owner commissioned a ground-up restoration in 2014 while having the 12-seater charabanc-style body fitted to the chassis along with a removable canvas roof. Lots of brass, including a winged Moto-Meter, windscreen, twin coach lamps, and period King of the Road headlamps provide a bit of extravagance. Power is supplied by a 3.0-liter four-cylinder, side-valve engine with a Ferodo-type cone clutch and three-speed transaxle connected to a dual chain driven rear axle. As a concession to modern convenience, a battery, charging system, and electric starter have been added along with metal brakes converted to Ferodo friction linings. The wooden rims have been upgraded to accommodate pneumatic tires, offering a more comfortable ride. Restoration of this unique vehicle was completed in 2016. It is an ideal vehicle like no other to promote one’s business, participate in parades, or to take the whole family on excursions . . . with room for friends, too!
378 1934 Lincoln Model KB Dietrich Convertible Sedan KB3434 $225,000.00 $275,000.00 €193,500 €236,500 Dark Blue and Black over Tan leather. 1 of 25 with Type 281 Convertible Sedans. Unknown, Norman Griswold, CA ’50s, Jack Passey, Bill Smith, Ken Daniel, unnamed ’13, Chris Cord, ID. Following its tenure in an important West Coast collection, the Lincoln passed to lifelong enthusiast Chris Cord, who has treated the KB to a freshly trimmed black canvas top, adding to its already imposing presence. This rare, beautiful, and versatile CCCA Full Classic represents a fine entrée to the world of prewar motoring. via RM St. Johns ’13 $275k, Gooding Pebble ’15 $275k and Gooding Scottsdale ’16 $209k.
379 1940 Buick Special Sport Phaeton 13639276 $40,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R €34,400 €43,000 Maroon over Maroon leather and Tan top. The example offered here comes from a prominent collector of Buicks of this era, who has enjoyed many over the years and knows them better than most anyone. It has been restored in a charming period red hue, with a maroon interior and tan top. It is equipped with the column-shifted three-speed transmission, directing power from the 107 hp, 248-cu. in. straight eight-cylinder engine, and is fitted with numerous accessories, including rare dual side-mounted spares, AM radio, heater, and whitewall tires, giving it an appropriately jaunty appearance. Very few Special sport phaetons were produced in 1940, and even fewer remain today. This may well be the only opportunity soon to acquire one, as a particularly unusual part of any collection that values well-built and beautifully designed American pre-war automobiles. It would be ideal for next season’s touring in Antique Automobile Club of America activities, and sure to be a great head-turner at the local cruise nights and car shows.
380 1931 Chevrolet Independence Coach 12AE111623 $24,000.00 $34,000.00 N/R €20,640 €29,240 Maroon and Black. The attractively designed 1931 Independence sedan offered here is believed by the consignor to have only 44,000 actual miles. It was fully restored in this charming color scheme of maroon and black, for an elegant period-correct appearance, complemented by a wonderful taupe cloth interior that is as comfortable as it appears. Accented by wide whitewall tires, the car simply looks ready for a parade, and would be an ideal addition to any collection.
381 1961 Chrysler 300G Convertible 8413158814 $125,000.00 $150,000.00 €107,500 €129,000 Red over Cream leather. This 1961 300G, one of only 337 convertibles produced, is what many collectors and enthusiasts consider the last of the great 300 “Letter Series” cars made. Flamboyantly styled inside and out, with canted headlights and large fins on the exterior and an interior that featured leather bucket seats front and rear, plus a spectacular dashboard design highlighted by a unique Astra-dome instrument panel. It is believed to be one of only a handful of 300G convertibles that were sold new with factory air conditioning. The dramatic styling of this rare car is set off by a set of Chrysler wire wheels and wide whitewall tires, adding to the striking appeal of this sensational example of mid-century design. The original steel wheels and covers are included, as well. Combining a large, high-performance engine with luxurious appointments and brute power make driving this 1961 300G convertible as thrilling to drive today as it was when new.
382 1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster 1R10742 $100,000.00 $125,000.00 €86,000 €107,500 Red over Beige leather. This stunning red 1969 roadster was formally part of the Ray Skillman collection, where it recently received a complete concours-quality restoration. Every component of this classic E-Type has been rebuilt and highly detailed. The fit and finish of the body panels, interior pieces, and under-bonnet detailing show the careful attention paid to every aspect of this Jaguar. The current owner reports this E-Type roadster has been driven less than 3,000 miles since the restoration was completed and is now properly sorted and a pleasure to drive.
383 1938 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan A600479 $150,000.00 $175,000.00 €129,000 €150,500 Centennial Blue over Red leather. The luxurious convertible sedan offered here, a 17th series car from 1938, is reportedly one of fewer than 30 built and is one of five known survivors. Mounted on a 137-inch-wheelbase chassis, the period-correct Twelve engine is backed by a proper three-speed manual transmission. Resplendent in Centennial Blue with red leather interior, the car is said to be thoroughly original with just 17,025 miles, believed to be original. It was formerly part of the Charles Cawley and Blackhawk Collections, and was purchased from the collection of noted enthusiast John Gambs. With just a handful in existence, this is a truly unrepeatable opportunity to own one of the finest driving automobiles of the pre-war period. It has undergone recent brake work, with all-new wheel and master cylinders, recent exhaust work, and some $3,000 in electrical and detail work, as shown by the included paperwork. It is fully ready to be enjoyed and was recently driven by the consignor on a six-hour round trip, and it was reported that the car performed flawlessly. Sure to make an impression at any CCCA, AACA, or Packard Club meet, the 1938 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan is, without question, one of the finest offerings from one of the finest manufacturers of the period.
384 1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 51 Le Baron Sport Coupe 350004 $145,000.00 $175,000.00 €124,700 €150,500 Brewster Green over Light Green. The Pierce shows considerable age to all components, including heavy moth damage to the cloth interior, but remains largely solid and intact except for some minor trim and hardware components. Much of the Brewster Green finish is still intact, as is the distinctive leather roof covering. The engine and transmission have been disassembled and then reassembled in the car, but it is not in running condition and would require a further mechanical rebuild. By its serial number the engine is the original unit installed in the car in 1932, and by chassis number the car is only the fourth Model 51 produced; it is believed to be the second-earliest surviving example. Prospective bidders are warmly advised and encouraged to inspect the car and its accompanying parts to their satisfaction. It is clear that this very, very special twelve-cylinder Pierce would be a largely straightforward restoration project for a new owner, and even more certain that it would be warmly welcomed to a great roster of AACA, CCCA, and national concours events upon its completion. Here is one of the final opportunities to acquire a barn-find, one-off Full Classic, just as the ancestors of today’s collectors did in the grand early days of the 1940s and 1950s, and follow in their footsteps of resurrection. It awaits future appreciation and awards on the world’s most prestigious show fields.
385 1909 Ford Model T Coupe de Ville 5105162 $40,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R €34,400 €51,600 Blue and Black. Ford sold the Model T as “The Universal Car” that could go anywhere and do anything. Its chassis and drivetrain were used over the years for experiments both humble and grand, and one of the latter is this elegant coupe chauffeur. Based on an original Model T chassis, engine, and drivetrain, it features ‘tulip’ bodywork with an open driver’s seat and a snugly enclosed two-passenger rear compartment, upholstered in grey cloth and beguiled with flowers in glass bud vases. The rear compartment is actually entered through a door that is hinged at the floorboard and tips forward alongside the driver, an idea borrowed from horse-drawn carriages; indeed, the body on this Model T may well have been appropriated from a coach! While the car’s drivetrain appears to be later, including a 1921-specification engine with electric starting and added accessory water pump, the bodywork and appointments are designed to replicate a 1909 model, including N&J lighting, a New York ignition kick switch with Yale lock, Ford script ammeter, Waltham stem-wound clock, and Stewart speedometer. The car is offered with an umbrella stand on the right-hand windshield stanchion, as well as a jaunty walking stick. The inspiration for the car has long been forgotten; its current owner bought it simply for fun, the sort of vehicle in which grandchildren would enjoy riding. The water pump makes it eminently suitable for parades, or perhaps picnics, for there is a wicker hamper on the left running board. The possibilities are limited only by one’s imagination.
386 1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30 Lancefield Saloon GR03 $45,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R €38,700 €51,600 Bright Green over Beige leather. Exquisite restoration, Believed to be the only Lancefield-built 25/30 Saloon, Includes complete tool kit. RM Santa Ana ’17, Not sold @ $60 – 80k
388 1924 Cadillac Type 63 Phaeton 63-B-1332 $50,000.00 $65,000.00 N/R €43,000 €55,900 Fawn over Brown leather. The Type 63 phaeton offered here was born with this body style, and is noted on its build records as having been sold new by the Cadillac Sales Company of Davenport, Iowa, to J.H. Hanlon of Iowa City. At some point a correct replacement engine was installed. The car was subsequently fully restored prior to its acquisition by the Calumet Collection, although it has received numerous cosmetic and mechanical improvements in their care, bringing it to the superb condition in which it is seen here. Fit, finish, and presentation are outstanding throughout, wanting for virtually nothing. In fact, at the 2016 Southern California Grand Classic, it was scored at a perfect 100 points in CCCA competition. The car is offered with a reproduction owner’s manual and with an original tool set, as well as proper restored side curtains, a copy of the aforementioned build documents, and a charming period set of leaded glassware in the rear compartment.
389 1931 Cadillac V12 Victoria Coupe 1002367 $70,000.00 $85,000.00 N/R €60,200 €73,100 Green and Black over Fawn Cloth. The Calumet Collection’s handsome five-passenger victoria coupe was designed as a two-door car to be driven by chauffeur; the employer rides in the capacious rear seat, with a chauffeur at the wheel and a footman or maid in the folding front jump seat. Acquired in New England, the car was in solid and presentable condition as-purchased, and in fact retains its original floor wood with the correct Fisher body stampings, although the engine was replaced with the current, year-correct unit some years ago. It has benefitted from numerous mechanical and cosmetic improvements; the green and black paint has a good shine and is very attractive, while the interior features excellent cloth upholstery and wood trim. Even the underbody and engine compartment are clean, tidy, and well presented. Most importantly, the car runs and drives well, and is a strong performer, as evidenced by its use towing the collection’s Covered Wagon travel trailer (also offered today). Accessorized with painted wire wheels, a rear-mounted spare, dual mirrors and fender lights, dual horns, “Goddess” mascot, and a radiator stone guard, this is a sumptuous Cadillac ready for extended touring – with or without Covered Wagon!
390 1920 Ford Model T Speedster DRF63974 $15,000.00 $25,000.00 N/R €12,900 €21,500 Red over Tan. The car was acquired for the Calumet Collection and represented as a 1920 model, though no number can be found on its engine or chassis – simply a brass plate reading “Samantha,” the name given it by prior owners Richard and Jean Hawkins of Atascadero, California. Its body is built in the usual speedster meme, with a pair of simple upholstered bucket seats facing a leather-wrapped steering wheel and Ford ammeter, an oval bolster-style gas tank, and a small trunk. It is equipped with a fixed hood with removable side panels for servicing, as well as the desirable touring features of a Ruckstell rear axle and larger “Rocky Mountain” brakes. This is an exciting little Ford and would be a real treat for a new owner.
391 1940 Cadillac V16 Fleetwood 7 pass Limousine 5320045 $75,000.00 $100,000.00 N/R €64,500 €86,000 Antoinette Blue over Beige. Equipped with the newly available sealed-beam headlamps and factory turn signals, this seven-passenger Imperial sedan was one of just 20 made in the last season of Cadillac V-16 production, and is one of five known survivors. Sold new by the D.B. McDaniel Cadillac Company of Houston, Texas, the car has a history known back to 1963, when it was sold by Adrian L. De Jong to James Tagliabue. Mr. Tagliabue was a Houston funeral director and early Full Classic enthusiast, with a particular passion for limousines and formal sedans. In 1970 he elected to liquidate his collection, and reached out to the famed Harrah’s Automobile Collection to inquire if they would be interested in purchasing any cars. They bought the Imperial sedan, and it remained in the Collection, largely unrestored and left as-acquired, until 1979. At the 1979 Harrah’s auction the Cadillac was bought by Mariposa, Inc., of Reno; later owners were Dr. Rick Zeiger of California and Thomas Pontius. By the time of the Calumet Collection’s acquisition, the car had been fully restored to its present appearance, with high-quality Antoinette Blue paint over straight, true “solid Texas” bodywork, and a properly finished leather and cloth interior with the original push-button AM radio, lighters, and other accessories. Typical of the cars in this collection, it has been well maintained in excellent overall condition, while also still being occasionally driven and enjoyed. Authentic attention to detail extends to the correct windshield washer bottle under the hood, an original service badge inside one of the doors, and an “A” ration sticker on the windshield. Offered with its extensive Harrah’s history and information file, a copy of its build record, and an owner’s manual for the model, this is a particularly lovely second-generation V-16, from the most desirable model year.
392 1941 Lincoln Custom Limousine H123610 $75,000.00 $125,000.00 N/R €64,500 €107,500 Spode Green over Tan Whipcord. The limousine shown here was one of 295 produced in 1941, very few of which have survived the passing years. It was completely restored for John Groden, also the former owner of the Calumet Collection’s 1937 Lincoln Model K, to an outstanding standard of fit and finish, still evident in its well-preserved and sparkling condition. Reportedly the restoration cost over $400,000. The car is finished in its original color, Spode Green, with a rare interior featuring tan whipcord on both the front and rear seats, as well as folding jump seats and three separate heater cores, for ample cold-weather comfort. Particular attention should be given to the dashboard, with its gold-finished instrument bezels, an authentic and correct feature of this model. Even the glass throughout is correct “script” panels. Shown by the Grodens for several years, winning a CCCA First Prize, the Lincoln was eventually acquired for a prominent Texas collection, then by the great enthusiast John Groendyke of Enid, Oklahoma, from whom it was purchased by the Calumet Collection. It has continued to be very well maintained and occasionally shown, and is most certainly the best of its kind remaining in existence. It is offered here with a complete tool set and jack, from one fine collection to another.
393 1938 Cadillac V16 Fleetwood Convertible Sedan 5270060 $175,000.00 $225,000.00 N/R €150,500 €193,500 Cream over Tan leather. A copy of the build sheet, which is on file, notes that this V-16 was originally built as a convertible sedan, as it appears today, with body no. 2, and was delivered by the Randall-Donaldson Cadillac Company of Brooklyn. While its earliest ownership history is not known, it was formerly part of the well-known Jack Royston Cadillac collection in Pennsylvania, and was later acquired by Joel Adelstein, who maintained it for many years. At some point the original engine was replaced by a 1939 unit, virtually identical to the 1938 V-16 in all but its numbering, and which remains under the hood today. The Calumet Collection purchased the car from Mr. Adelstein several years ago, and set about recently freshening its restoration, with a full, proper engine rebuild and complete restoration of the interior, with beautiful new tan leather upholstery. Inspection during the work revealed that the body remains very solid, with much of its original woodwork featuring the assembly numbers and markings from Cadillac’s craftsmen. The chassis and engine compartment were both fully detailed to bring them to the standards of the rebuilt engine itself, while the dashboard and gauges were all fully restored and much of the chrome refinished. Recently completed, the V-16 is now in beautiful overall condition, and ready for a continued spate of show appearances with a proud new caretaker, or for CCCA CARavans, where the modern performance of the “new” V-16 is ideal.
394 1937 Lincoln Model K Judkins 2 window Berline K8423 $100,000.00 $140,000.00 N/R €86,000 €120,400 Jasmine Yellow over Tan whipcord. The car offered here was one of 47 produced in the two-window style in 1937. A copy of its build information, acquired from The Henry Ford, confirms that it was originally finished in this striking color of Jasmine Yellow, quite unusual and sporting for a formal automobile, with a unique Janartz cloth top, special Laidlaw tan whipcord upholstery, separate front and rear radios, and an intercom for directing the chauffeur, as it is equipped today. It was shipped from the factory on 4 August 1937 to Manila, the Philippines. While the original owner is not mentioned in any of the paperwork, longstanding rumor places the car with the Rockefeller family. The Lincoln was eventually returned to the U.S. and fully restored, reportedly at a cost in excess of $300,000, by specialists in Illinois for then owner, John Groden. It was shown in Lincoln Continental Owners Club judging, eventually earning its Senior Emeritus and Best of Show trophies at the 2003 Ford Motor Company Centennial Meet in Dearborn, Michigan. Since it has been part of several prominent private collections, including, currently, the Calumet Collection, where the restoration has required only light improvements. In every regard it is in excellent, show-ready condition, with sparkling paint and an interior that still appears fresh. The rear compartment is still equipped with appropriate vanities and there is still a “Chauffeurbrella” tucked under the driver’s seat. This is a simply outstanding Classic Lincoln, of wonderful quality and fine presentation – in colors appropriate to a spring showing! via RM Hershey ’14 $82k.
395 1936 Packard Twelve 1407 Coupe Roadster 904-052 $275,000.00 $325,000.00 €236,500 €279,500 Packard Ivory over Brown leather. Most desirable of Packard’s 175-hp, 473-cu. in. V-12 models is the two-passenger coupe roadster, of which this 14th Series (1936) model is a particularly superb example. The vehicle number plate on the firewall identifies it as car no. 201, making it the first twelve-cylinder coupe roadster produced for the 14th Series. According to Packard historian Dr. Charles Blackman, the engine number is sufficiently early enough to make this the first coupe roadster built. Dr. Blackman further notes the car was delivered with a chromed radiator shell and rear-mounted spare, both features that indicate it may have been a Packard factory show car. The Twelve’s history has been traced back to 1972, when it was owned by Richard Utecht of Omaha, Nebraska. Mr. Utecht advertised it for sale in the October 1977 issue of the CCCA Bulletin, noting that it was “believed to be the first 1936 V-12 roadster-convertible built by Packard for the 1936 Detroit and New York Auto Shows.” In 1977, the car was purchased from Tom Crook by John Hamilton of Corona Del Mar, California. Mr. Hamilton kept the car for 20 years and in 1987 had it restored, with cosmetic work by Autobahn Auto Body of Costa Mesa and mechanical restoration by the famous Packard Twelve guru, Charlie Last. The most recent owner purchased the car in 1997 and himself kept it for 19 years, after which it joined the present owner’s distinguished private collection. The Packard is accompanied by detailed service records from previous ownership going back to 1977, and including records of its restoration. Both the Packard Ivory finish and chrome are in older but very presentable restored condition, with extensive detailing as part of $50,000 of work by the noted Stone Barn Auto Restorations. This work also included fitting a new top and interior (including upholstery, carpets, and inside wood door moldings), replacing the running board mats correctly, and installing new radial tires. A host of mechanical updates and refurbishments included rebuilding the water and fuel pumps, installing a new electric pump, and fitting correct coils. The gas tank was cleaned and the sending unit rebuilt, and the gas gauge replaced. The thermostat for the “winter front” was also replaced, and the radiator shell itself refinished. The owner has driven the car happily on several CCCA CARavans and regional tours, including the New England Mini-CARavan just this September! An especially fine, properly sorted, and striking example of its type, this Packard has everything the serious Full Classic collector wants, including superb history and a delightful presentation of the most sought-after body style. It is ready to enjoy.
396 1941 Packard Custom Super 180 Le Baron Convertible Victoria 1429-2016 $350,000.00 $425,000.00 €301,000 €365,500 Saratoga Beige over Brown leather. Some of the most rare and desirable “Darrin” Packards are the 1941 and 1942 models, featuring the new, up-to-date Clipper-inspired styling with the model’s signature extended hoodline, low vee’d windshield, and cut-down doors. As before, these automobiles were essentially hand-built to individual customer order; just 35 were produced in 1941. The DeAtley Darrin was sold new on 29 May 1941 to Howard Viet of Pebble Beach, California, by Stahl Motors of Monterey. Mr. Viet owned the car until his passing in the early 1950s, after which his widow sold the car to Mark Raggatt of Carmel, a longtime family friend. Mr. Raggatt exhibited the Packard at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 1956, when it was largely still a small local charity car show. Subsequently, the car passed through the hands of early Packard enthusiasts Patrick Young and Tom Mix, then several Midwestern collectors, including the late Harold Mistele. In 1990 it was purchased by Bill Weltyk of Oak Brook, Illinois, who sourced a correct 1941 engine block (replacing the 1948 block in the car), which was completely rebuilt, and had the engine compartment detailed and fitted with new wiring. Much of the chrome work was refinished or replaced, and the body professionally stripped to bare metal, blocked and sanded, and refinished in the year-correct color of Saratoga Beige, with a new leather interior and wood-grain and plastic dashboard, per original specifications. The late Neil DeAtley acquired the Packard in 2007 from well-known specialist Tom Mix, and it was maintained in his distinguished collection for over a decade. It was occasionally driven and shown in local CCCA Arizona Region activities, and has been well maintained in beautiful overall condition. This is a particularly beautiful and well-kept Darrin, long considered among the most well preserved and to have the best-known ownership history of any surviving 1941 model. It would be an ideal addition to any distinguished Packard collection, or, alternatively, a superb CARavan automobile, offering outstanding performance that is some of the best of its era.
397 1930 Cadillac V16 Fleetwood Roadster 702414 $400,000.00 $450,000.00 €344,000 €387,000 Two tone Green over Dark Green leather. According to Cadillac archives, no. 702414 was shipped per the instructions of General Motors Export on 26 July 1930. The car was right-hand-drive equipped and initially fitted with “Madame X” seven-passenger Imperial sedan coachwork. Dispatched to the Earls Court Motor Show in London, it was sold at the show on 18 November 1930 to Count Labia, the Italian Ambassador to South Africa. He later gave it to an Italian native in Cape Town, South Africa, in exchange for services; that individual then sold the car to L. Moero, an Italian restauranteur, of Durban, South Africa. Following the sale to another South African, George Alexander Huddlestone, in 1965 – at a price of $600 and showing just 21,000 miles – it arrived in the U.S. on or about 14 February 1977. It was then sold to Archie Meinerz of Franklin, Wisconsin, its first U.S. owner, on 16 October 1978. Sometime after this transaction, the original blue Madame X coachwork was swapped for a V-8 Fleetwood roadster body purchased from Art Burrichter of Florida and painted the lovely two-tone green combination it wears today. The car sports CCCA Badge No. 1742, a National First Prize Award in the Primary Division it received in Indiana in 1992 while in the ownership of Fred Weber. Having known history, the Cadillac was sold to a succession of owners, including well-known collector Cal High of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, who sold it to a friend in New Jersey in 1997. The consignor notes that the car runs and drives well, with lots of presence. Fitted with dual spotlights, Pilot Rays, side-mounted spare tires and a trunk rack, it is nicely accessorized, as well, and the restoration is well maintained and still highly impressive. Of course – it is a V-16 Cadillac, after all.
398 1937 Buick Special Convertible Phaeton 3139921 $60,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R €51,600 €68,800 Samarra Beige over Tan Bedford Cord. The Special convertible phaeton offered here was acquired by Lloyd Needham in the mid-1990s from Bruce McLean of Glencoe, Ontario, who had overseen its painstaking and authentic restoration. One of just 1,945 made and fewer than a dozen known survivors, it is finished in the original color scheme of Samarra Beige, over an interior in trim code no. 343, tan Bedford Cord – rarely seen on a convertible but indeed available in 1937, and original to this example. Correct replacement material was sourced from Hampton Coach. The top is proper black cloth with red leather welting, while seatbelts were added for more safe enjoyment on modern roads. Accessories include a proper Centerline radio. The car is accompanied by a binder Mr. McLean produced when selling the car, documenting its restoration and the high level of research he performed into correct finishes and detailing. It shows just why this is one of the finest 1937 Buick Specials surviving today.
399 1940 Ford V8 Deluxe Convertible 18-5766176 $70,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R €60,200 €68,800 Coach Maroon over Red leather. The 1940 Ford models introduced several new features, as well as one of the most distinctive pre-war automotive designs. Technically, one of the most significant changes was the movement of the gearshift lever from the floor to the steering column, a modern feature that was not only more convenient for the driver, but also increased front seat legroom for passengers. Ford also introduced sealed beam headlights in 1940, finally eliminating the persistent problem of moisture degrading the reflectivity of headlights, which relied on separate bulbs. The sealed beams sat at the front of the fenders in oval chrome housings that also incorporated the parking lights, merging earlier Fords’ covered headlight treatment with the improved efficiency and durability of the sealed beam bulbs. Lloyd Needham acquired his 1940 Ford many years ago from his fellow well-known Ontario enthusiast, Jim Miller, the late, deeply respected expert on low-mileage American automobiles of the 1940s and 1950s. It had been fully restored to an exceptionally high standard of fit, finish, and presentation, and thanks to Mr. Needham’s care has remained superb, with a tight, fresh interior with correct floor mats and trim evident throughout. Even the steering wheel and the dashboard knobs are in excellent condition. The body is properly fitted and has a beautiful finish in Coach Maroon, with a correct black cloth top piped in red leather, while the windows bear proper Ford script glass. That the car is still so attractive is borne out by its odometer reading; it has covered just 322 miles since its restoration. Accessories include bumper and grille guards, amber fog lights, a dashboard clock, full chrome wheel covers, and whitewall tires, as well as rear fender skirts. This is a simply exquisite 1940 Ford.
400 1941 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet H109092 $80,000.00 $100,000.00 N/R €68,800 €86,000 Spode Green over Tan leather. Lloyd Needham acquired his Continental cabriolet in the early 1980s from his fellow longtime Ontario enthusiast, Al Webster, who had owned it for five years and oversaw its restoration to original condition, including rebuilding the engine. The restoration was furthermore recently improved for Mr. Needham, with body and paintwork by Stan Uher of Classic Coachworks in Blenheim, Ontario. With the original gold finish for the interior trim and gauges no longer available, all were refinished in genuine gold plating, producing a spectacular appearance. The result scored a perfect 100 points in CCCA judging in 1998. The Lincoln has been well kept in the manner typical to the Needham cars, and shows beautifully, with nearly pristine and still show-worthy leather and cloth upholstery, well-fitted body panels finished in rich Spode Green, and excellent interior hardware. Even the engine compartment is clean and well detailed, with a very authentic appearance. Showing only 1,033 miles at the time of cataloguing, this Continental would be a most rewarding acquisition for a new owner.
401 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Sedan 8341946 $60,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R €51,600 €68,800 Black over Tan leather. Its original delivery invoice, a copy of which is on file, notes that this Series 62 convertible sedan, the 25th of just 400 made, was first sold by the Goad Motor Company of San Antonio, Texas, outfitted with whitewall tires, a windshield washer (supplied loose, interestingly enough), and a tan fabric top. It was originally finished in Monica Blue with a blue leather interior, a striking combination that may well be worth resurrecting. Lloyd Needham acquired the car in the late 1980s from his fellow Ontario enthusiast, Al Webster; Mr. Webster had bought it in Quebec, and recently recalled that he drove it extensively, including a road trip between Toronto and the East Coast. It had been refinished prior to his ownership in the present livery, Black with a Tan interior, and fitted with a push-button AM radio and Guide spotlight. Typical of Mr. Needham’s cars, the restoration is amazingly well kept for its age. Its paintwork still has a rich shine, and the wood-grained dashboard and steering wheel are both delightful to admire. Only very minor aging to chrome and the upholstery are visible. In 1991, Lloyd Needham had the honor of using this car to chauffeur Dame Vera Lynn, Sweetheart of the Armed Forces, at the ceremonies at the Hamilton Air Show honoring the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. It is ready to make new happy memories for its next caretaker, whether on show field or CCCA CARavan.
402 1948 Desoto Custom Convertible 5891198 $40,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R €34,400 €51,600 Butterfly over Blue and Tan leather. The example offered here, another long-term resident of the Lloyd Needham Collection, is finished in the original color of Butterfly Blue (a wonderful name!) with beautiful blue leather and tan cloth upholstery, and a blue canvas convertible top. The level of detail throughout is exceptional, with fine chrome trim, extending to the interior hardware; minor cracking and wear to the steering wheel is the only noticeable defect. The dashboard plastic and gauges are beautiful, and the central radio, a feature of Chryslers of this era, impressive in scale and presentation. Additional accessories include the Fluid-Drive transmission, a driver’s mirror, dual remote spotlights, and a correct full-size spare in the trunk. This DeSoto is thoroughly charming and presented in fine order, and would be a distinctive addition to any collection of post-war American convertibles.
403 1936 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria 904-568 $225,000.00 $275,000.00 N/R €193,500 €236,500 Metallic Golden Tan over Red leather. The car offered here bears its original vehicle number and body number tags, identifying it as a genuine twelve-cylinder convertible victoria, delivered by the famous Earle C. Anthony of Los Angeles on 2 July 1936. One can well imagine the first owner that it must have had, driving his or her new treasure down Sunset Boulevard. Eventually the car made its way North, and was fully restored for Mr. Needham by Tim Reaume of Chatham, Ontario, several years ago, as the final restoration completed for his distinguished collection. The body is richly finished in a lustrous, subtly metallic Golden Tan, with a tight proper red leather interior and tan cloth top; the dashboard is correctly finished, with bright, clear gauges, including a factory radio, while the engine compartment shows only minor signs of age and use. The wire wheels are painted body color and shod with whitewall tires, which have a wonderful period-correct look, accentuated by the dual side-mounts with metal covers and mirrors. A classic Packard cormorant graces the radiator shell. At the time of cataloguing the car recorded 17,265 miles. Mr. Needham last exhibited the car, with preparation by RM Auto Restoration, at the Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2016, receiving the Tom Thomson Art Gallery Timeless Design award. It has remained on display in his collection since, and is offered here to an owner who will treasure it just as he did for many years.
404 1949 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible 7408150 $120,000.00 $140,000.00 N/R €103,200 €120,400 Noel Green Metallic over Green and Beige. The convertible offered here, an extremely rare early 1949 model, was originally delivered in this striking special-order color of Noel Green Metallic. Part of Lloyd Needham’s wonderful collection for many years, it was obviously a high-quality restoration, as seen by the superb fit and finish of its wooden and metal body panels, the excellent rich paintwork that flows beautifully over the hood and fenders, and the leather and cloth interior, which is nearly pristine aside from minor stretching. Even the presentation of the dashboard, with glistening hardware, is exceptional. The trunk contains a proper full-size spare and top boot. At the time of cataloguing, the odometer recorded 42,840 miles. This is a particularly lovely and special example of the “glamour model” – the vivacious and costly Town and Country.
405 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible 496208030 $70,000.00 $90,000.00 N/R €60,200 €77,400 Madeira Maroon over Tan leather. The car offered here was originally delivered to Buffalo, New York, and was optioned with Hydra-Matic transmission, push-button AM radio, automatic heater, and fog lights; importantly, it retains its original engine. Part of Mr. Needham’s collection since the late 1980s, it was the recipient of a high-quality restoration in the year-correct color scheme of Madeira Maroon over Tan leather, with a complementary tan cloth convertible top. Typical of the cars in this collection, the restoration is well preserved, with only minor aging to the paintwork and upholstery; with recent detailing it now shows beautifully and readily reveals the quality of the work’s fit and finish. In fact, it looks nearly as good today as when it was exhibited at the 1991 Meadowbrook Concours d’Elegance. Another treasured car from a man who knew and loved his fine Cadillacs, this car radiates post-war optimism, and is American design and engineering at its very best.
406 1951 Monarch Convertible 0376H51-14568 $65,000.00 $75,000.00 N/R €55,900 €64,500 Fez Red over Red leather. Lloyd Needham’s car was restored in 1995 for then-owner Paul Bezruki of Kitchener, Ontario, in the striking color of Fez Red, available only on the Monarch convertible. The restoration shows some age, including wear and stretching to the leather upholstery and minor creasing to the power-operated black fabric top, although the paint finish is still excellent, as is much of the trim hardware, inside and out. The original serial and body number tags are still under the hood, which is properly finished and presented, while the floorpans have been undercoated over the original metal. The windshield is Ford “script” glass. At the time of cataloguing the car had recorded 10,770 miles. Seldom seen anywhere, this car is sure to be the only one of its kind at an American Mercury meet.
407 1953 Buick Super Convertible 16903070 $50,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R €43,000 €51,600 Imperial Blue over Duchess Blue. This particular car was restored some years ago in the original color scheme of Imperial Blue with an unusual Duchess Blue and Light Green instrument panel, and dark blue genuine leather upholstery. Equipment includes a three-speed manual transmission, power top and windows, AM radio, and a dashboard clock. At the time of cataloguing, the car had recorded just 1,644 miles, reflected in the excellent quality of the restoration, including proper panel fit, and an interior that still appears fresh and tight. The engine compartment is clean and properly detailed, and the chassis reflects only the most minor signs of age and use. This is one of the finest examples of its kind available today, with a presentation that is difficult to beat.
408 1962 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible 8427425 $75,000.00 $100,000.00 N/R €64,500 €86,000 French Grey over Blue leather. A long-term part of the Needham Collection, the Cadillac was restored some years ago, in French Gray with a beautifully fitted blue leather interior and black cloth top, from what was obviously a solid and intact original automobile. Inspection reveals that the restoration has been superbly preserved, with only the most minor signs of aging evident, most prominently a crack in the paint under the hood latch; with detailing the car could still be quite successfully shown. The chassis is properly finished and undercoated. The trunk contains a correct full-size spare and jack, and it is also offered with a selection of additional drivetrain components for the owner’s stock of “spares.” This is a wonderful, powerful Full Classic Cadillac, sure to become one of many beloved by CCCA enthusiasts all over the country. The new owner may not be able to win it in a sweepstakes, but they can certainly drive it like they won it!
409 1932 Packard Twin Six Dietrich Individual Custom Convertible Sedan 900-1004/906-5 $600,000.00 $750,000.00 €516,000 €645,000 Packard Maroon over Soft Plum leather. ex Edgar Lawrence, James Baccardo, Harrahs Automobile Collection, bodywork mounted on 904 chassis, Robert Bahre ’81, correct 9th series Twin Six chassis, engine and transmission obtained from Harrahs, restored by Steve Grunder, vendor ’14. Excellent example. Superb. via RM Scottsdale ’18 not sold @ $700 – 800k.
410 1912 Everett Six-48 Touring P6259 $100,000.00 $125,000.00 N/R €86,000 €107,500 Royal Blue over Black leather. RHD. The consignor purchased this unusual vehicle from the late Ralph Lehtola of Dania, Florida, in 2005. It was Lehtola who retrieved the Everitt from a Mid-Western barn; described as a “hard-charging guy,” Lehtola set about restoring the car with the intent of using it on tours. He secured noted expert Tom Lester to rebuild the engine. The radiator is a square-matrix design, built by Vintage Wings and Radiators of Manchester, England. An oil pump lubricates the motor rather than relying upon the original splash lubrication. The clutch was upgraded to a hydraulic unit, the rear end was fitted with disc brakes (cleverly hidden within the original drums), and an electric starter was added to be more user friendly – all in the interest of more care-free touring. Both Lehtola, and the consignor following his purchase, continued to actively use the car on HCCA and AACC vintage tours, and the owner notes that it will continue to service as an excellent tour vehicle for its new owner. Included with the sale is the original owner’s manual, details on the Lester engine rebuild, and a number of spare parts (including the original brakes). The car has been regularly exercised and maintained and is ready for its next tour.
411 1935 Cadillac V12 Fleetwood Coupe 4100743 $165,000.00 $195,000.00 €141,900 €167,700 Dark Blue over Beige. The car’s build sheet identifies it as having been originally delivered to the Cleveland branch, tagged for V.I.P. delivery directly to a “Mr. Prentis” with delivery promised by 31 December 1934. It was finished entirely in black, including the chassis, wheel discs, and apparently even the tires, with a Goddess mascot and antifreeze. Given the locale and the delivery directly to an owner, without a dealer, the original owner may well have been the Cleveland industrialist and philanthropist, Francis Fleury Prentiss, whose name was regularly alternatively spelled “Prentis.” Revered California Cadillac dealer LaRue Thomas maintained the coupe in his famous private collection for many years, after which it was sold when the collection was dispersed in 1993. In 2007 it was acquired by well-known enthusiast David Kane as a nearly finished restoration, which he completed beautifully, including completing the paintwork and extensive mechanical rebuilding, including the generator, starter, water pump, and fuel pump. The mufflers and exhaust were properly installed, and the radiator cleaned and repaired, with new hoses and clamps. The car was then sold to the current owners, with whom it has been well-maintained since in their wonderful collection. Presented beautifully in every regard, it remains one of the most dramatic Cadillacs of its era, and is sure to become a favorite in its next owner’s fleet of Full Classics.
412 1939 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe H67590 $125,000.00 $175,000.00 €107,500 €150,500 Coach Maroon over Fawn leather. The three-passenger Lincoln-Zephyr coupes are recognized as some of the most beautiful designs of the period. Sleek and seductive, they appeal to one’s inner instincts. This example, in Lincoln’s Coach Maroon, is no exception. A two-owner car from new, it features the Columbia overdrive, radio, heater and defroster, a tan leather interior, and rear fender skirts. The “weeping willow” hinge-mounted rear-view mirrors and wind-wings on the doors give the car an elegant air. The car was completed on 25 November 1938. It has been retrofitted with seat belts for two. The odometer shows barely 32,000 miles, understood to be correct. Just 2,500 Lincoln-Zephyr Coupes were built for 1939. This car is undoubtedly one of the nicest.
413 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III BJ8 HBJ8L/30659 $80,000.00 $100,000.00 €68,800 €86,000 Metallic Champagne over Red leather. The 1965 Austin-Healey Mark III BJ8 offered here was delivered new in New York in the spring of 1965 in Ivory White over red leather with a black top. This well-equipped model wore wire wheels wrapped in whitewall tires, an adjustable steering column, a laminated windscreen, overdrive, a heater, and a black tonneau cover when it left the factory at Abingdon. Today, the fully restored roadster retains a red interior that contrasts beautifully with its champagne paint. Its chrome shines and its auxiliary driving lamps flank an RAC badge that emphasizes its period charm. Underhood, its straight-six is well detailed. A spare tire and jack are included, as well.
414 1934 Ford V8 Deluxe Roadster 18-1023262 $80,000.00 $100,000.00 €68,800 €86,000 Black over Brown leather. This 1934 Ford V-8 DeLuxe Roadster is a superb example of the breed. Interestingly, it is a left-hand-drive car but has been equipped with a speedometer which reads in kilometers per hour. It has been beautifully restored to factory standards using all OEM and NOS parts. The engine, transmission, and rear axle have been fully rebuilt, ensuring many years of trouble-free motoring. No mere driver, though, the car is beautifully presented in Coach Maroon with an interior and top by noted restoration suppliers LeBaron Bonney. No expense or effort was spared in bringing this car back to perfection. The restoration efforts have paid off handsomely, earning a near perfect score of 994 points while winning the highly prestigious Dearborn National Award given by the Early Ford V-8 Club of America. This is without question one of the finest and most collectable V-8 Deluxe Roadsters in existence today. It is a surefire trophy winner at nearly any pre-war show and would also make an incredible partner for driving tours and other enthusiast events.
415 1905 Pope-Hartford Model D Side Entrance Tonneau 226 $90,000.00 $120,000.00 N/R €77,400 €103,200 Carmine Red over Black. RHDD. The current owner acquired this exquisite Pope-Hartford Model D from the estate of Herb Prentiss in 2005. A former president of the Horseless Carriage Club of America, Prentiss had owned it some 30 years and performed a most careful restoration. Its features include a battery ignition with Splitdorf coils, a gear-driven water pump, and an oversized radiator. The total-loss lubrication is managed by a brass McCord oiler. A French Testophone four-trumpet brass bulb horn provides ample warning, to pedestrians and other motorists. A 12-volt electric starter has been added for turn-key convenience, and it has recently been fitted with new tires. Finished in brilliant Carmine Red, the car is upholstered in buttoned black leather to the exact pattern shown in early Pope illustrations. Even the inside door panels in the tonneau have the correct molded accents. Since acquisition, it has been stored in climate-controlled conditions and toured occasionally. In 2009 it was presented at the Kirkland Concours d’Elegance in Washington State. One of two Model D Pope-Hartfords known to survive, this car would be a sterling entrant to any concours or Brass Era touring event.
416 1934 Lincoln Model KB Le Baron Convertible Roadster KB3639 $100,000.00 $140,000.00 €86,000 €120,400 Burgundy over Tan leather. Early history of this 1934 Lincoln begins with well-known dealer, Tom Barrett of Arizona, who had it restored by James O. Rodgers of Phoenix. Barrett sold it in March 1964 to early collector Michael Strater of Los Angeles, equipped with the present later Model K-series engine. In the spring of 1965, Strater sold the car to his contemporary Delyle “Del” Beyer of Wisconsin, who picked it up in California and drove it back to the Dairy State, “driving at 50 to 60 mph most of the time. I had lots of ice and snow on the way home . . . . My family and I are very happy with the car and will take care of it.” Mr. Beyer did exactly that. He kept and maintained the car for over 50 years, during which time it became very well known in the Classic Car Club of America. In 1990 it appeared in Beverly Rae Kimes’ famous book, The Classic Car, in which it was noted that Mr. Beyer had already driven it about 40,000 miles. Only following his recent passing was it sold to the present owner, who has decided to part with it as it represents a duplicate in his fine collection. One of only two surviving convertible roadsters on the long 145-inch-wheelbase Model KB chassis of 1934, and the only example available for sale, this is Del Beyer’s famous Lincoln – accompanied today by fascinating 1960s documentation, Beyer’s maintenance log, and a copy of its Lincoln build record information, to another fine caretaker. Perhaps it is time for another drive from Arizona to Wisconsin.
417 1931 Cadillac V8 Fisher Phaeton #8-5618 $100,000.00 $130,000.00 N/R €86,000 €111,800 Two tone Green over Saddle leather. This example received its CCCA National First Prize, badge no. 1130, in 1984 and its Senior Award in 1991 while under the stewardship of its former owner, renowned collector Zach Brinkerhoff. Brinkerhoff sold the Cadillac to the consignor in 2001 and the car has been toured and shown at many AACA meets during his ownership. Finished in a very sporting two-tone green with saddle interior, it includes a 1930–1931 Cadillac/LaSalle shop manual. The car has been exercised and used regularly and according to the owner, will be an excellent tour vehicle for its new owner, eligible for all CCCA events, including Grand Classics and CARavans.
418 1913 Pierce-Arrow Model 48-B-2 7 pass Tourer 11552 $200,000.00 $250,000.00 €172,000 €215,000 Royal Maroon and Black. RHD. via Archey-Atkins Company to W.H. Coleman, IN (1), Walter Benedict ’57 (2), restored, Courtland J. Cross ’72 (3), unknown. The Pierce presents very much as it would have when owned by Mr. W.H. Coleman, with the newer-style top and Westinghouse Series 8 Air Springs. Its massive scale is balanced by beautifully styled coachwork, richly detailed with numerous fine-quality nickel fittings, and an upholstered trunk. Royal Maroon paintwork is accented in black, and shows in outstanding condition, particularly for its age. The interior is finished in black leather and carpet, with excellent black linoleum floor panels. The fascia is detailed with original instruments – a mix of Stewart Warner and Westinghouse dials. Controls and switchgear are all presented with excellent plating. Without a doubt, the centerpiece of this Pierce-Arrow is the mighty 525-cu. in. T-head inline six. Powerful and smooth, the engine produces unrelenting torque, propelling the 2½-ton Model 48 along at a surprising pace. It is highly detailed with beautiful black paintwork, and polished brass and copper fittings. It runs strong, exhibiting the effortless, low-RPM delivery that typifies high-horsepower cars of the era. The Pierce Model 48-B-2 is easily counted among the most exceptional cars of the period, and this example remains wonderfully suited to both show and touring events. The exquisite quality and imposing presence of this Model 48-B exemplify the caliber of automobile that made Pierce-Arrow one of the most prestigious car companies of all time.
419 1932 Ford Five Window Coupe Custom 15048549 $75,000.00 $100,000.00 €64,500 €86,000 Red over Red. The body and steel fenders are finished in a rich, deep period-correct red, with chromed headlights and wheel covers with chromed “beauty rings” and center caps, shod in whitewall radial tires. The interior is beautifully finished, with excellent full leather upholstery, leather-wrapped banjo steering wheel, engine-turned dashboard with white-faced nostalgia-style gauges, air conditioning, and wonderful attention to detail. Everything has a wonderful, subtle appearance, without shouting out the performance of the drivetrain beneath. With only 67.9 miles recorded since the build, it is a fabulous presentation with exceptional build quality, and sure to be the great success of any cruise night or custom show that the new owner attends.
420 1964 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible 884L87261 $25,000.00 $35,000.00 N/R €21,500 €30,100 Cameo Ivory over Black. This stylish, top-of-the-line, luxurious Bonneville convertible is finished in Cameo Ivory, complemented with a black convertible top and interior. Luxury features include optional power windows, automatic transmission, factory AM/FM radio with rear speaker, and rear-mounted power antenna. Pontiac’s famous and highly effective eight-lug wheels with finned aluminum brake drum allow this heavy car stopping power that is unmatched with any other full-sized car of the era. This Bonneville is also equipped with factory air-conditioning. A nicely detailed engine bay houses Pontiac’s veritable 389 V-8 engine with four-barrel carburetor, providing ample power and effortless cruising. The consignor states this car is properly sorted and ready to drive and enjoy. With handsome good looks, excellent power and braking, room for six, a cavernous trunk, and a host of luxury amenities, this beautifully maintained, good-handling Wide-Track Pontiac is one of the most useable and enjoyable full-size cars to own from the era.
421 1948 Chrysler Town & Country Sedan 71003838 $80,000.00 $100,000.00 N/R €68,800 €86,000 Catalina Tan over Highlander Plaid. This handsome Town and Country sedan is one of the last hundred produced. A highly original car, it is painted in the factory color Catalina Tan and has the distinctive Highlander Plaid interior. The wood and chrome trim are original, the latter refinished when the car was repainted about 10 years ago. The interior was replaced at that time. Among its features is the chrome roof rack with wood skid rails, with which most T&C sedans were equipped. A radio, heater, sun visor, and dual spotlights comprise the other factory accessories, and a custom-fabricated wood canoe completes the motif with a country air. The owner, who has cherished it for 25 years, regards it as “a member of the family,” and reports that it runs and drives flawlessly. Total Chrysler Town and Country sedan production for 1948 was limited with just 1,175 examples built. Most wood-bodied cars were lost long ago, and according to Town and Country authority Donald Narus, this car is one of only 41 known to survive. It represents a chance to acquire one of the most stylish and rare production automobiles of the post-World War II era, recently accepted as a Full Classic by the CCCA.
422 1958 Chevrolet Impala Tri-Power Convertible F58J249242 $90,000.00 $130,000.00 €77,400 €111,800 Snowcrest White over Red. Painted Snowcrest White with a white top over a red interior, the 1958 Impala Convertible offered here was one of about 55,000 droptops built in the model’s inaugural year. With its “Tri-Power” V-8, this Impala was well optioned when it left the factory with air conditioning, power windows, a power-operated soft top, and a power-adjustable driver’s seat. An extensive restoration was undertaken by Autobahn Auto Body in Costa Mesa, California, and the Impala shows well today. This Impala made a flashy appearance in Las Vegas in 2013 when it was used to drive entertainer Britney Spears down the Strip to the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino to kick off her “Piece of Me” residency that lasted until 2017. With its strong V-8 power, high level of options, and striking appearance, this 1958 Impala is ready to be enjoyed in style.
423 1956 Ford Thunderbird P6FH263427 $40,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R €34,400 €43,000 Sage Green over Green. One of the most easily recognizable and iconic American automotive designs of the 1950s are the 1955–1957 “Baby” Thunderbirds, which offered a sporty and elegant style that is as admired now as it was when new. This exceptional example is a 1956 model, the rarest of the three model years produced. Finished as it was originally built in the rarely seen, sage green-hued Thunderbird Green color, this classic Thunderbird stands out from the rest. A dark green porthole hardtop complements the body color superbly, as does the high-quality dark green Stayfast soft top also included with the car. Factory luxury and convenience items include automatic transmission, power windows, power steering, power brakes, Town & Country radio, and continental spare. In addition, this Thunderbird is equipped with a set of wide whitewall radial tires mounted on a stylish set of real wire wheels. Sold new in 1956 in California, the current owner recently treated this solid original ’56 “T-Bird” to a complete restoration. The restoration process featured stripping the body down to bare metal to insure an arrow-straight body and a mirror-gloss finish. A full mechanical restoration was performed by a previous owner, including a complete rebuild to the engine (as demonstrated by a recent compression check, recording 150 lbs. per cylinder), automatic transmission, as well as a complete detailing of the engine bay and undercarriage to create a truly beautiful car. Only 800 carefully driven miles have been put on this Thunderbird by its meticulous owner since restoration was completed a little over one year ago. The owner further notes that all components work as-new. An excellent choice for exhibition, touring, and club events, or cruising on a Saturday night, this classic Thunderbird represents all that was good about the fabulous Fifties.
424 1934 Lincoln Model KB 7 pass Limousine KB3651 $60,000.00 $80,000.00 €51,600 €68,800 Rich Dark Blue over Black leather. The elegant limousine offered here boasts a sumptuously appointed body by Lincoln’s own shops, and was one of just 215 so-fitted in 1934. A well-preserved older restoration in a rich dark blue, striped in gold, it features a lush interior with a black leather driver’s compartment and grey cloth passenger compartment, with beautiful brightwork and solid wood trim evident throughout. Everything presents very nicely and the car would be a treat for local showing or CCCA CARavans, just as it was enjoyed by its most recent long-term owner, the late New York enthusiast Robert Blakeman. The Model KB is the most desirable Lincoln of the Classic Era, and this car offers a chance to experience the joys of its ownership.
425 1960 Morgan Plus 4 4498 $40,000.00 $50,000.00 €34,400 €43,000 Cream over Red. This Morgan Plus 4 was shipped to the U.S. on 27 April 1960. It was sold through Worldwide Motors of Los Angeles, California. The car left the factory painted black with red leather upholstery. A U.S.-specification left-hand-drive example, the car was also originally fitted with disc wheels and disc brakes. Today the car is presented in crème with a red interior with tonneau cover and a black top. The exterior features Lucas fog lights, fold-down windshield, fender-mounted mirrors, and rear luggage rack. The Morgan rides on Michelin XZX radial tires which are mounted on chrome wire wheels; front disc brakes bring the car to a safe stop. The nicely appointed interior features a Bluemel’s Brooklands steering wheel, Brooklands adjustable race windshields, and Smiths instrumentation. The car is accompanied by its Morgan Chassis Record and the Morgan Plus 4 instruction book.
426 1941 Buick Special Sedan 34004356 $15,000.00 $20,000.00 N/R €12,900 €17,200 Black over Beige. Presenting quite handsomely in a lovely black with bright and shiny chrome both inside and out, this Buick has a beautiful original interior, adding even more charm to this elegant pre-war Buick. The current owner purchased this Special from well-known and respected Buick expert, collector, and restorer Lewis Jenkins, who performed a sympathetic restoration, maintaining the best original aspects of the car. While in the consignor’s possession, it was fitted with a set of Diamondback wide whitewall radial tires and new brakes, making this stylish Buick ready to enjoy.

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