14:30PM, October 27th
Via Niccolò Tommaseo, 59
Bonhams return to the Padua Auto e Moto d’Epoca for the second time after 2017s inaugural sale despite what can be best termed mixed results in 2017. The Padua Auto e Motor d’Epoca is claimed to be Europes biggest vintage car and spare parts market place (not sure what Essen and Beaulieu think of that claim) and offers something for everyone although the 1980s and 90s rarities have been replaced with more common offerings. Bonhams themselves only managed a 47% sellthrough rate and a total gross of just $3.7 million, neither figures that are particularly strong and the lot list in 2018 isn’t as interesting as 2017s so that doesn’t bode well.
Date – Sold/offered/% – Total gross (US$) – High sale (US$)
2017 28/59 (47%) $3,726,985 $1,041,596 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Bonhams have two highlights for this sale, a 1960 Ferrari 250GT Pininfarina Berlinetta and 1939 Horch 830BL. The Ferrari was originally delivered to ATS Automobili in Silver over Black with Tipo 128F engine, disc brakes and overdrive transmission. This car retained in Italy until sale to France in 2017 and it is noted to have been redone in the current livery in 1981, received an engine rebuild in 2011, #2003GT is noted to present very well. Bonhams have given this car a €540 – 640k estimate ($621 – 736k) and while they sold another example for 989k EURO, that was a fully restored example and it remains that there is little proof that this car is of sufficient quality to warrant the estimate.
Horch were one of the finest pre war marques which later merged with other German companies to become Audi. The finest of the Horch are those that are either elegant like the two door Cabriolets or sporty like the Special Cabriolet and they were available on either the 8 cylinder 853 or 12 cylinder 670 series chassis. This particular example is a 830BL Cabriolet which matches the 80bhp 3.6 litre V8 with a very large if relatively pedestrian chassis and very usable if staid coachwork. While the sportier models are anywhere from high hundred Ks to low millions, this car is estimated at €300 – 400k ($345 – 460k) which is fair for this particular example.
Mid century collectibles are a strongpoint for this sale. Highlights are:
- 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C2500 Sport Berlina – Est. €100 – 130k ($115 – 149k). 11th example made, very staid for the type. Remarkably good original condition, in preserved condition. Looks good in Black over Cream. Market correct for a car with that bodywork.
- 1959 Abarth-Fiat 750 Record Monza Bialbero Coupe – Est. €120 – 160k ($138 – 184k). Beautifully presented with the rare Bialbero engine, restored by Faralli of Pisa, it comes with the ASI Targa Oro and the sought-after Abarth Classiche certification. Market correct price.
- 1969 Citroen DS21 Decapotable – Est. €120 – 160k ($138 – 184k). Beautiful example in nice colours. Recent cosmetic restoration. Market correct if condition is as good as Bonhams claims.
- 1972 De Tomaso Pantera L – Est. €95 – 115k ($109 – 132k). Beautifully presented Pantera. Recent cosmetic restoration. Market priced for the quality.
Moderns are an interesting bunch and there are some real highlights:
- 1993 Alfa Romeo 155 GTA Stradale Sports – Est. €180 – 220k ($207 – 253k). Based on the same chassis as the 155Q4/Lancia Delta Integrale with modified bodywork and Group N spec engine. Sole example ever made, used and displayed by Alfa Romeo in period. Excellent condition and registered in Germany and Italy. Very hard to say but likely to be market correct and yet great value for an Alfa geek.
- 2011 Porsche 911/997 GT3 RS 4.0 – Est. €250 – 320k ($287 – 368k). Lovely example of ultimate spec 997 in White, 7650km from new. Stunning car. Market correct.
Affordable classics are another relatively important category for the sale. Highlights are:
- 1937 Fiat 1500 Viotti Cabriolet – Est. €70 – 90k ($80 – 103k). Lovely little car in Red over Cream. Restored, original car. Market correct.
- 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider w Hardtop – Est. €70 – 80k ($80 – 92k). Stunning example in great colours. Market correct.
- 1958 Fiat-Abarth Allemano Spider – Est. €60 – 80k ($69 – 92k). Restored and upgraded between ’72 and ’76. Recent major service. Nice example of a classic design.
- 2014 BMW i8 – Est. €75 – 100k ($86 – 115k). An excellent example of a pioneering sportscar. Worthy of a look for what should be a future classic.
This may be an interesting sale although I do wonder if Bonhams couldn’t have tried a little harder.
Key – Lot # – Year – Make – Model – chassis number – Low – High estimate US$/EURO – N/R = No Reserve
1 1969 Fiat 500L Saloon 2285437 €7,000 €10,000 N/R $8,050 $11,500 Arancio over Nero. This charming little 500 L is described by the vendor as in excellent condition throughout having been professionally restored circa 2005 by Isauto, the FIAT concessionaire in the Pavia region of Northern Italy. Purchased by the current owner in 2007 having already been restored, it has seen minimal use while in their collection. The car is offered with Italian registration documents and a CRS certificate issued by the ASI (Certificato di Rilevanza Storica – Certificate of Historic Relevance).
2 1973 Alfa Romeo Spider 1300 Junior AR*1842621 €18,000 €22,000 N/R $20,700 $25,300 Rosso over Nero. Apparently restored in the Netherlands circa 2004, and finished in the classic colour combination of red with black interior, this charming Alfa Romeo Spider also benefits from the more attractive chromed bumpers and covered headlights, which were standard before the model adopted the aesthetically challenging rubber impact bumpers. Accompanying documentation consists of Dutch registration documents and an Italian CRS (Certificato di Rilevanza Storica), making the registration process in Italy relatively straightforward. Although fitted with the smaller 1.3-litre engine, this beautiful Spider Junior provides sparkling performance and represents a bargain entry into the world of classic Italian open-top motoring.
3 1966 NSU Sport Prinz Coupe 4119347 €15,000 €25,000 N/R $17,250 $28,750 Finished in white with white/grey interior, this delightful miniature coupé was imported into Italy in 2008 having previously resided in Belgium. Its sole owner in Italy, the vendor advises us that the car had been comprehensively restored in 2004, though the interior was in such good condition that it was decided it did not need renovation and as a result possesses a lovely patina. Accompanying documentation consists of Italian registration documents and as ASI Oro (gold) homologation papers. A most charming and affordable entry into classic car ownership
4 1974 BMW 320 Cabriolet 6652336 €12,000 €18,000 N/R $13,800 $20,700 Polaris Metallic over Pacific Blue. According to the accompanying BMW Classic certificate, this rare and charming six-cylinder BMW 320 Bauer cabriolet left the factory on 16th October 1978 and was delivered to Autohaus Baur in Stuttgart. It is believed that the BMW was used in Germany until 1996 when it was brought to Italy and registered there. Recently the car benefited from a sympathetic overhaul when various parts such as the front suspension wishbones: clutch cylinder, fuel pump, fuel tank, filters, and spark plugs were renewed. At the same time the paintwork was refreshed; the hood and hood cover renewed; and new front brake discs fitted, while the interior benefited from new seat covers; new door seals; and new carpets. Two sets of new tyres come with the car also. Finished in Polaris metallic with Pacific Blue interior, this example of an increasingly rare ‘Youngtimer’ is offered with Italian registration documents; ASI Targa Oro homologation; and the aforementioned BMW Classic certificate.
5 1957 Triumph TR3 Roadster TS18850L €35,000 €40,000 $40,250 $46,000 White over Red. This left-hand drive TR3 was first registered in California and found its way to Italy in 2005, being restored there in 2006. A copy of the list of all new parts ordered for the restoration comes with the car, which is described by the vendor as in excellent condition throughout. Finished in white with red interior, this beautifully restored TR3 is offered with Italian registration documents and ASI homologation papers. Importantly, being a 1957 car, it also is eligible for the Mile Miglia.
6 1995 Bentley Continental R Coupe SCBZB03C8SCX52377 €30,000 €40,000 N/R $34,500 $46,000 Arctic White over Tan leather. This original Continental R (retaining its original Motorola cell phone) was delivered new in Florida and had two US owners (the first in Florida, the second in California) before being imported into the UK in 2009. The Bentley was used regularly in Italy as a summer car by its third owner. In 2015, the current vendor, a Bentley enthusiast, bought the Continental at a UK auction and has since used it as a summer car in Corsica. The car comes with full history reports (AutoCheck and HPI), Bentley dealers’ service history, owner’s manual, and a Continuation Service book. It is in outstanding condition, benefiting from a 50,000-mile full service carried out by Bentley specialist NRT Motors in the UK in 2015, which included new brake spheres, discs, and pads. The car passed the latest ‘MoT test’ with no advisories and is in original condition apart from a retro-fitted rear parking aid. Recent (2018) maintenance work includes a new wiper motor; a full radiator service, and an engine oil change. It is worth noting that the vendor drove the Continental from Geneva to Corsica, taking in the Route Napoléon, last summer with total reliability. Finished in Arctic White with an unmarked tan leather interior featuring wildberry wood embellishments and tinted privacy glass, this elegant Gran Turismo is offered with a UK V5 registration document and a folder of invoices dating from 1995 to the present day, as well as two sets of keys.
7 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster UD1S22953 €85,000 €115,000 $97,750 $132,250 British Racing Green over Tan leather. According to the accompanying Jaguar Cars Limited certificate, this V12 E-Type was manufactured in June 1973 and delivered to British Leyland of New York in 1974. In February 1991, the car was exported to in Italy and in October 2000 was purchased by the current owner. The bodywork was restored in 2000, while in 2016 the mechanicals and engine were overhauled by Rome Jaguar dealer Bardelli Srl (see complete photographic record on file). Photographs also show the car’s underside, which presents beautifully. The canvas sunroof is new and the car also comes with its original hardtop, the original leather hood cover, and the original leather tonneau cover, enabling one to drive with the hood down even when it is raining. Other noteworthy features include air conditioning and a stainless steel exhaust system. It is believed that the E-Type has covered only some 1,000 kilometres since the aforementioned works were completed, as evidenced by its fine condition. Usually kept in a private air-conditioned garage, the car is described by the private vendor as rust free. Finished in classic British Racing Green with original tan leather interior, this beautifully presented Series 3 E-Type comes complete with full tool kit, its original owner’s manual, and ASI certificate, and FIVA passport.
8 1976 Porsche 911S 2.7 Targa 911 6311122 €45,000 €55,000 $51,750 $63,250 Grand Prix White over Black vinyl/ tartan. Highly specced car via Hahn to unnamed, generally very good condition. Certificate of Authenticity, Italian and Greek registration papers. via Bonhams Spa ’17 Not sold €45 – 65k.
9 1969 Citroen DS21 Decapotable 4609601 €120,000 €160,000 $138,000 $184,000 Cream over Black leather. Finished in most attractive Blanc de Carrare (a very light pastel green) with black leather interior, this beautiful Citroën DS 21 with the desirable semi-automatic gearbox has been in Italy since 1987 (it was previously registered in Paris). Since 1989, the car has been in the custody of its current owner, who embarked on a restoration of the body some three years ago. The interior was left original and shows some nice patination without cracks or tears to the upholstery, while the engine is described as in good working order. The soft-top is in serviceable condition but shows its age, so the fortunate new owner can either enjoy it as it is or have it replaced to match the condition of the rest of the car. Accompanying documentation consists of Italian registration documents; ASI Targa Argento homologation; and a copy of the production sheet issued by Citroën Italy, confirming the chassis number as that of an original convertible. Offered at a very sensible estimate, this delightful Décapotable is likely to represent a shrewd investment for its new owner
10 1965 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint Coupe AR825186 €45,000 €55,000 $51,750 $63,250 Grigio Argento over Marrone. Un-restored and in very well preserved condition, this 2600 Sprint was delivered new in Genova, Italy in November 1965 and first registered to Signore Alfredo Pastore. The first four services were carried out in Genova, the fourth on 6th June 1973 at 14,880 kilometres. The Alfa then relocated to Perugia, being reregistered there on 27th March 1974, and continued to be licensed in Perugia up to at least October 1979. Believed to have had only two owners in Italy, the car was exported to Belgium in July 2016. We are advised by the private vendor that everything is original, including all body panels and the interior. The body has been re-sprayed once, though all the inner surfaces retain their original factory paint. The original toolbox, wheels, and tyres are present also. Works carried out last year include fitting a new clutch and clutch cylinders, new tyres, and new gearbox bearings; overhauling the brake servo; and refurbishing the alternative set of wheels. In total, some 45 hours were spent on detailing, while in August 2018 the oil and filters were changed and new sparkplugs fitted. The only notified fault concerns the left-side door window, which is inoperative. Accompanying documentation consists of the original Italian libretto (stamped); Certificate of Origin; ACI papers; and the service booklet. The car also comes with its operating/maintenance manual; repair manual; and spare parts catalogue.
11 1979 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible DRX50111 €40,000 €50,000 $46,000 $57,500 White over Red leather. Dating from 1979, this Corniche Convertible has the redeveloped rear suspension system and mineral oil hydraulics that would be fitted to the forthcoming Silver Spirit and Silver Spur models. Imported into Europe from the USA, and currently registered in Romania, the car has been repainted in its original colours and is described by the vendor as in full working order. The car is offered with a US bill of sale, copy of the US title, and a Romanian Carta de Indentate.
12 1959 Abarth-Fiat 750 Record Monza Bialbero Coupe 780410 €120,000 €160,000 $138,000 $184,000 Rosso over Nero. This beautiful example of Abarth’s baby GT car has the rare Bialbero engine. The Abarth was comprehensively restored by renowned Italian coachbuilders Faralli of Pisa, Tuscany some 10 years ago, while the overhaul of the mechanicals was entrusted to the Abarth specialist Fallorno of Empoli, again in Tuscany. Such was the quality of their work that not only is the car still beautiful condition today, it comes with the ASI Targa Oro and the sought-after Abarth Classiche certification. These little Abarths were giant-killers in their time, especially when equipped with the rare and more powerful Bialbero engine like this example.
14 1970 Fiat 500 Jolly Beach car Replica 110F2781795 €30,000 €40,000 $34,500 $46,000 Rosso over Crema whicker. Finished in red with basketwork seats, this charming replica of Carrozzeria Ghia’s ever-popular Jolly has been painstakingly recreated using a 1970 FIAT 500 as the donor car. The conversion was carried out by an Italian company specialising in this work, which also transforms the modern FIAT 500 into a beach car, as can be found elsewhere in this catalogue. The body structure was reinforced and the complete vehicle comprehensively restored so that it is ready for use as a beach car. Virtually indistinguishable from the original but offered at a fraction of the cost, it comes with European registration documents and is homologated as an open car.
15 2012 Fiat 500 Jollycar ZFA3120000J413204 €45,000 €50,000 $51,750 $57,500 Light Blu. This particular Jolly is based on a standard FIAT 500, and is powered by the 1.2-litre petrol engine driving via the manual gearbox. Registered in the European Union (with all modifications notified), this lovely and fun car is presented in effectively ‘as new’ condition.
16 2014 BMW i8 WBY2Z21020V3453332 €75,000 €100,000 N/R $86,250 $115,000 Dark Blue over Dark Grey leather. First registered on 21st November 2014, this pristine example is finished in Sophistograu Brillanteffekt with blue, and has a dark grey leather interior. Noteworthy factory options include a large-capacity fuel tank; head-up display; DAB radio; and a Harmon Kardon audio system (full specification available). Delivered new in Germany, this car has had only two (German) owners and has covered a mere 38,000-or-so accident-free kilometres from new. Last serviced by BMW in February 2018, it is presented in excellent condition throughout and comes with all books and German registration papers. A landmark of motoring technology and surely a future classic.
17 1958 Fiat-Abarth Allemano Spider 100 603*303 €60,000 €80,000 $69,000 $92,000 Rosso over Nero. Chassis number ‘100 603.303’ was exported to the USA as were many cars of this type. This example’s history in not known prior to 1969 when Paul Swenson bought it with a broken engine and bodywork in poor condition. Paul Swenson was the owner of PBS Engineering of Garden Grove, California, one of the leading FIAT and Abarth tuning companies in the USA, which developed and produced eight-port cylinder heads and twin-cam ‘heads for FIAT and Abarth engines. Paul completely restored this car between 1972 and 1976, and used it privately and as a demonstrator for PBSE. The car was not raced. During the restoration, Paul incorporated several upgrades, including a 1,050cc Abarth A112 engine with an eight-port head (producing around 90PS), which is still in the car. Other noteworthy upgrades include a Porsche 911 five-speed gearbox (from 1969); all-round disc brakes; Abarth TC Corsa double-wishbone front suspension; FIAT X1/9 rear suspension; frontal radiator; and 5.0×13 alloy wheels. In 2008, Paul Swenson sold this Abarth Allemano to the current owner, who registered the car in Germany where he has enjoyed it for the past 10 years. A major service has been carried out for the sale, including fitting a speedometer cable (when the current owner bought the car it did not have one – the odometer showed 0 miles). The current odometer reading is 173 miles. In addition, Scuderia Gemini Corse overhauled the original engine, fitting various replacement parts including an Abarth crankshaft (69mm stroke) and a 1960 cylinder head, the original 1959 head being damaged. The car also comes with its original four-speed gearbox.
18 1976 Fiat 124 Sport Spider Abarth Rally Stradale 0071631 €55,000 €60,000 $63,250 $69,000 Rosso and Nero over Nero. This stunning Stradale (road-going) version of the 124 Abarth Rally has had only three owners from new (all in Italy) and has, according to the vendor’s knowledge, never been used for competition. The car was in good condition when purchased by the vendor for his exclusive private collection in 2011. In 2013 he commissioned a sympathetic restoration which involved renewing the interior (including a new instrument mounting); overhauling the suspension (all joints replaced); and professionally cleaning the engine bay. A general service was carried out at the same time and the car has not seen much use since. Described by the vendor as in generally good-to-excellent condition, it is offered with Italian registration documents, ASI homologation papers, and a CRS (Certificato di Rilevanza Storica = Certificate of Historic Relevance). Rarely do Abarth Rally Stradales come to the market as unmolested as this example.
19 1976 Ferrari 308GTB Vetroresina 19359 €130,000 €160,000 $149,500 $184,000 Rosso over Nero. This beautiful example represents arguably the most sought-after 308 derivative, being one of only some 150 built with the glassfibre body, dry-sump engine, and left-hand drive. The current vendor purchased the Ferrari circa 2014 to complete his exclusive Italian-based collection of sports cars. He advises us that it had belonged to one family from new until his acquisition, and has always remained in the Milan region of Italy. There are numerous entries in the registration document showing the car changing from company ownership to private ownership and then passing to another family member. It is believed that this 308 was laid up for a number of years between 2002 and 2014; carefully re-commissioned, it now presents beautifully, and a short test drive enjoyed by a Bonhams member of staff confirmed that this 308 GTB’s performance matches its looks. Currently displaying a believed-correct total of only 51,200 kilometres on the odometer, the car was serviced at 43,000 and 51,000 kilometres respectively. Described by the private vendor as in excellent condition throughout, this rare and desirable Ferrari comes complete with tool roll, Italian registration documents, and the aforementioned service invoices. A wonderful opportunity to acquire a well-maintained and little used example of this most desirable version of the iconic 308 GTB.
20 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C2500 Sport Berlina 917011 €100,000 €130,000 $115,000 $149,500 Nero over Beige. This imposing 6C 2500 saloon left the works towards the end of 1949 as the 11th Sport Berlina built and was first registered on 10th March 1950 to a Mrs Giulia Carrera of Naples, as documented by the standard book on the Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 by Angelo Tito Anselmi. The car remained in Naples until purchased by the present owner in 2009. The second owner in Naples was the Deputy Prefect, who purchased the Alfa for his personal use. One can only imagine the impact such an imposing car must have had on the local population in the early 1950s! Since 2003, the Alfa has been homologated by the Automotoclub Storico Italiano (ASI). Presenting in remarkably good original condition, the car also appeared in the TV Film Il Papa Buono (The Good Pope) about the life of Pope John XXIII, an Italian Mediaset/Canale 5 production. This car is also featured in the three-volume book Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 – 6C 2500 by Fabio Morlacchi and Stefano Salvetti (Volume II). Described as in preserved condition, the car had benefited from new carpets prior to the current owner’s purchase, as well as new front and rear shock absorbers and new brakes. Finished in black with beige cloth interior, this stunning Alfa Romeo saloon from the legendary 6C2500 series comes with the aforementioned ASI homologation papers and Italian registration documents.
21 1995 Ferrari 348 Spider 97871 €60,000 €80,000 N/R $69,000 $92,000 Rosso over Crema leather. Finished in red with beige leather interior, this 348 Spider currently displays at total of circa 27,000 kilometres on the odometer and is described by the vendor as in excellent original condition. The car is offered with sundry bills and Belgian registration papers.
22 1955 Triumph TR2 Roadster TS7648 €30,000 €35,000 $34,500 $40,250 British Racing Green over Cream and Black vinyl. RHD. Described by the vendor as in full working order, this TR2 comes complete with owner’s manual, parts manual, and black vinyl convertible hood with matching side screens. Accompanying documentation consists of a German TüV dated August 2014 and a German registration document (cancelled 2nd September 2011).
23 1993 Alfa Romeo 155 GTA Stradale Sports ZAR16700000005892 €180,000 €220,000 $207,000 $253,000 Rosso over Nero. Following the success of the Tipo 155 competition cars, Alfa Romeo decided to produce a Stradale version, similar to the successful Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 and BMW M3 models. The 155 GTA Stradale project commenced under the supervision of legendary Abarth engineer and ‘father’ of the Lancia 037, Sergio Limone. Mechanically, the prototype is based on the 155 Q4, the sportiest of the 155 range, which uses basically the same engine and mechanicals as the Lancia Delta Integrale, though with the rear differential casing in cast iron (not aluminium) to shift the weight bias rearwards. The engine was prepared to Group N specification and the body modified with larger wings, race-style front and rear bumpers, and a large rear spoiler. Also, the suspension was changed and is similar to that of the Lancia Delta Integrale, while the ‘sports/luxury’ interior was trimmed in black leather with ‘anatomic’ sports seats. But the FIAT bosses saw two major problems: one was that they would have preferred a more powerful six-cylinder engine, which would not have fitted the compact Delta Integrale drivetrain, and the second was the relatively prohibitive cost, as a separate production line would be needed. Hence the project was abandoned and the car we are proud to offer is the only one ever built. The prototype was displayed at the Bologna Motor Show and was also used at the 1994 Monza Gran Premio d’Italia as a medical car, driving the legendary British neurosurgeon and FIA medical officer, Dr Sid Watkins – ‘Professor Sid’. It subsequently ended up in Tony Fassina’s workshop in Milan, where it remained for four years before being purchased by one of Mr Fassina’s friends. The latter then brought the car to Germany where it was road-registered for the first time. In 1999, the Alfa returned to Italy, forming part of the private collection of an Alfa Romeo engine preparation specialist and enthusiast in the Marche region until it changed hands, passing to its current owner only recently. Its condition testifies to this car’s careful ownership. It remains outstandingly original with the exception of the rear spoiler, which was reconstructed recently. This Alfa recently featured on the front cover of the renowned Italian classic car magazine, Ruote Classiche (May 2018 edition), in whose article Sergio Limone vividly remembers the car, saying it was a ‘missed opportunity’ and should have gone into production. Now displaying a total of some 40,000 kilometres on the odometer, it is described by the vendor in good order throughout. Accompanying documentation consists of Italian registration documents: various documents pertaining to its history; a copy of the aforementioned Ruote Classiche; and a letter from Sergio Limone to the then owner Tony Fassina testifying to its originality. An opportunity for the true Alfa Romeo aficionado to purchase a very useable, one-off creation with an enviable pedigree.
24 1949 Alfa Romeo Marea powerboat N/A €50,000 €70,000 $57,500 $80,500 Brown and White powerboat. Built in Argentina, a country with close links to Italy, the vessel offered here – ‘Marea’ (tide) – is one such. Marea is powered by an Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 marine engine brought back from Italy to Argentina by Miguel Lattes in the late 1940s. Did Lattes get the chance to examine one of the surviving Barchinos while in Italy? It seems quite likely given Marea’s similarity to its military forebear, a likeness shared with another Argentine-built Alfa Romeo-powered 2700 Class craft: ‘Jhape’. Miguel Latttes was a wealthy businessman and industrialist with an interest in, among others, Cuareta SA Volcán, a company that produced stoves and kitchen equipment. ‘Marea’ and ‘Jhape’ were built in the Astilleros Regnicoli shipyard on the Luján River, which flows into the River Plate north of Buenos Aires. Lattes kept Marea at his house on the River Plate Delta at the confluence of the Capitán and San Antonio rivers. He competed with ‘Marea’ in the Turismo Carretera series, entering a select few races between 1949 and 1952 (see copies of race reports on file). Marea’s subsequent history is not known, though it remained in Argentina. Rediscovered many years ago, Marea has belonged to the current vendor for more than 15 years. While in his care, the engine has been rebuilt by Martucci of Buenos Aires, and the hull restored by a specialist boatyard in the Tigre area of Buenos Aires. Since its restoration, Marea has been tested on the water, being found to perform beautifully, and in 2017 was displayed at Autoclàsica in Argentina to much acclaim. Sublimely beautiful – the very epitome of form following function – this rare Argentinian powerboat would surely be welcome at any prestigious event for classic vessels, including those held on Lake Como and Lake Maggiore.
25 2011 Porsche 911/997 GT3 RS 4.0 WPOZZZ99ZBS785424 €250,000 €320,000 $287,500 $368,000 Finished in white with metallic grey/red stripes and black interior with red inserts, this pristine GT3 RS was delivered new in Germany and has covered approximately 7,650 kilometres since delivery. It is offered for sale freshly serviced and benefiting from new tyres (fitted May 2018). The extensive list of factory options. Presented in ‘like new’ condition, this stunning, little-used and ultra-rare Porsche supercar is offered with German registration documents and all books and service records.
26 1963 Bentley S3 Saloon B4LCN €75,000 €100,000 $86,250 $115,000 Black Pearl and Copper over Fawn leather. According to the detailed Bentley build sheets, the example offered here was built to U.S. specifications, with left-hand-drive, a radio with power aerial, electric windows, and Sundym glass throughout, and it was originally finished in Black Pearl over Beige interior. Its original owner was Howard Lewis Allen Jr, whose residences were recorded as an apartment in The Cambridge House at 175 West 13th Street in New York City and a country house on Interlaken Road in Lakeville, Connecticut. Mr Allen chose to take delivery of his Bentley in England in December 1962 and undoubtedly enjoyed driving it on the country roads of its homeland before bringing it with him to the United States. Reportedly acquired by the present owner as a sound original example, it underwent a full nut-and-bolt restoration in Turin, Italy, to the original specifications. The only alteration to the original finish was to paint the roof and upper body panels of the car a rich Sand, which serves as a stunning counterpoint to the Black Pearl finish below. The lenses of the Lucas lights are crisp and clear, the bodywork is beautiful, with excellent panel fit, and the interior upholstery and woodwork are appropriately rich and sumptuous. Today, the interior of this car is just as comfortable as when it was new, and it remains a superb touring conveyance for either the roads of Monaco or the streets of a world capital. There are still few more elegant automobiles than the S3, last in a great line of traditional Bentleys, and it is rare to find a comprehensively restored example such as the one presented here. Offered at RM Monaco ’16 Not sold $108k.
27 1979 Mini Pickup XKU1-607375A €15,000 €25,000 N/R $17,250 $28,750 Bright Blue over Black. This Mini Pick-up was purchased as a restoration project by the current vendor and is described by him as in excellent restored condition having been completed in 2013. The car is offered with Belgian registration papers
28 1962 Austin Mini Countryman 282205 €20,000 €30,000 N/R $23,000 $34,500 Grey and Wood over Red. This Austin Mini Countryman was purchased as a restoration project by the current vendor and is described by him as in excellent restored condition having been completed in 2013. The car is offered with Belgian registration papers and a photographic record of the rebuild.
29 1965 Morris Mini Cooper Mark I 1275 Radford K/A2S4-L 676967 €25,000 €35,000 $28,750 $40,250 Gold Metallic over Light Blue. According to the accompanying copy of its BMIHT Certificate, this car left the factory on 23rd April 1965 in left-hand drive configuration destined for the Italian market. The list of options include a fresh air heater, oil cooler, laminated windscreen, and headlight flasher switch. The original colour was two-tone Almond Green and Old English White, while the Radford alterations include a full-length Webasto sunroof, wooden door cappings, a wood-trimmed dashboard, and additional instruments. The vendor informs us that the Mini was ordered by an American gentleman living in Florence at that time, a certain Ferdinand Gordon Merril. In 2004, the heirs to Mr Merril’s estate sold the car to another Tuscan resident, and it subsequently ended up in the vendor’s collection. Although the Mini was largely good condition when purchased, the vendor decided to commission a comprehensive restoration, the result being a car that presents beautifully in lovely gold metallic with light blue trim. Accompanying documentation consists of Italian registration documents, ASI homologation papers, and the aforementioned BMIHT Certificate.
30 1978 Ferrari 308GTS 24561 €60,000 €90,000 N/R $69,000 $103,500 Rosso over Nero leather. This example of Ferrari’s first Pininfarina-styled V8 road car was delivered new to Hawaii. A copy of the car’s Hawaiian Certificate of Ownership (issued 1988) describes it as an ‘insurance salvaged rebuilt vehicle’ but gives no explanation for this categorisation. In May 1990, the Ferrari was purchased by the current owner from Michel Marchal of Borgloon, Belgium, and it has been registered in Belgium ever since. Marque specialists Gipimotor of Lasne, Belgium carried out extensive refurbishment in December 1994, as evidenced by their bill for 95,969 Belgian francs on file. The car is offered with a Belgian Carte Grise.
31 1939 Horch 830BL Cabriolet 84922020 €300,000 €400,000 $345,000 $460,000 Black over Red leather. This rare and original German thoroughbred is the last Horch sold new in Sweden, being registered there on 13th May 1939, a mere four months before the start of WW2. Its original purchaser was Major Reinhold Schmidt, who later on would become father-in-law to film star Ingrid Bergman when she married his son, film producer Lars Schmidt, in 1958. It is said that Lars and Ingrid used his father’s Horch during the early days of their relationship. The Horch had been fortunate to survive WW2 unscathed. At this time, all cars registered in Sweden had to be assessed with regard to their military usefulness in time of war. While many of its type were pressed into military service, some being converted into ambulances, Major Schmidt’s Horch was classified as unsuitable, no doubt thanks to his connections with the local authorities! In 1940, the wartime rubber shortage led to the military requisitioning the Horch’s tyres, which had the beneficial effect of rendering it unusable. The car was not back on the road until early 1946. Major Schmidt kept the Horch until January 1959 and over the next few years it passed through the hands of four more owners in Sweden (original documents on file). It appears that none of them made much use of the car, which was registered only briefly and spent most of this period off the road. In the early 1960s, the Horch was acquired by an ex-patriot Swede living in Chicago, USA: Leland Frödelius. Frödelius never bothered to register the Horch, which was kept in a small private museum in Sweden. Its late owner, Lars-Erik Larsson, the current vendor’s father, bought the car from Leland Frödelius in October 1973, just as it was about to be exported to the USA. A businessman with a passion for old cars, and with previous successful restorations to his credit, Mr Larsson used his network of skilled craftsmen to assist with rebuilding the Horch, which was complete and unmolested, while keeping it as original as possible. This would turn out to be a lengthy and much-interrupted process, taking some 24 years (1973-1997), but the owner’s painstaking approach was vindicated when the car was classified as very original by the Swedish National Federation for Historic Vehicles when it at last returned to the road. Written by the vendor, a more detailed account of the Horch’s history may be found in the accompanying documents folder together with useful instruction manuals and technical information (perusal recommended). Unusually, and despite the Horch’s age, only two owners have driven it to any extent: Major Schmidt (and his family) and Lars-Erik Larsson. Over the course of the last 20-or-so years the car has been driven on special occasions only, the last such being in May 2018. A rare survivor with a remarkable history, this outstanding Horch 830 BL Convertible is worthy of the closest inspection.
32 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Convertible WDB1070411A067073 €30,000 €40,000 N/R $34,500 $46,000 White over Beige leather. This Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Convertible was ordered new by the German actress, Karin Dor, its sole owner. Born in Wiesbaden as Kätherose Derr, Dor is best remembered as the only German ‘Bond Girl’, appearing in You Only Live Twice (1967) as Helga Brandt alongside Sean Connery as ‘007’. Karin Dor ordered her car from the local Mercedes-Benz agent, Auto Henne KG in Munich. The specification included Arctic White paintwork with dattel (date-coloured) MB Tex upholstery and dark brown hood. Further options included ABS, catalytic converter, automatic gearbox, driver’s airbag, left and right wing mirrors, mechanical aerial, arm rest, and electric windows. The total cost came to the princely sum of 71,911.17 German marks, and that included a full tank of fuel and 6% special discount! Described as in very good order throughout, the car comes with a copy of the purchase invoice; an original price list, brochure, and options list; and Karin Dor’s original driving licence (issued in 1956). Karin Dor was the car’s only owner until her death in 2017, by which time she had covered some 128,000 kilometres in it. Very kindly, Karin Dor’s estate will donate the proceeds from the sale to the charitable foundation, Interplast-Germany eV. Interplast-Germany eV is a non-profit organisation made-up of doctors, nurses, medical professionals, and volunteers delivering free re-constructive surgery to patients in developing countries who suffer from malformations due to accidents, war or disease, and are unable to afford healthcare. First and foremost it is concerned with the care of children with facial and hand malformations, cleft lip and palate, soft tissue tumours, noma, severe burn scars, and injuries arising from mines and bullets. The organisation is active in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Palestine, while the main project is in Myanmar.
33 1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider w Hardtop AR1495*02051 €70,000 €80,000 $80,500 $92,000 Blu Celeste over Blu. According to the accompanying production record supplied by the Alfa Romeo Archive, this stunning first-series Giulietta Spider left the factory on 6th June 1957 and was sold on the 27th of that month to its fortunate first owner in Alassio on the Ligurian Riviera in Italy. The original colour was Celeste, the same light blue it wears today, and the production record also confirms that the engine fitted is the original unit. The current vendor purchased the Giulietta in Italy in 2013 for his extensive UK-based collection. The Alfa had previously belonged to another well-known collector in Northern Italy, who had acquired the car already professionally restored and used it only sparingly. The restoration holds up beautifully today, and this charming Giulietta is sure to turn heads wherever it appears. It is offered with cancelled Italian registration documents and the aforementioned Alfa Romeo production record. This is a truly rare survivor of a first-series, Italian-delivered Giulietta Spider with a matching-numbers engine; original-specification paintwork; and the added benefit of a factory hardtop for use in inclement weather.
34 1978 Porsche 911 3.0 Carrera RS Replica 911 830 2361 €75,000 €100,000 $86,250 $115,000 Black over Black and Red tartan. Weighing just 950kg and producing 282bhp, equating to 300bhp/tonne, this IROC-inspired 911 RS Evocation is possibly the ultimate Porsche model for fast road and track-day excitement. Finished in Jet Black with black interior trim with red tartan inserts, this RS homage is based on a 1978 Porsche 911 SC. Porsche marque specialists SVP Motorsport and BS Motorsport have been responsible for much of work, so the quality of the conversion is exceptional. Running on electronic fuel injection, the 3.0-litre Type 930 engine was extensively rebuilt and modified prior to installation, and is mated to a Type 915 five-speed gearbox with high-ratio (29:21) 5th gear. As one would expect, the chassis, suspension, and brakes have all received comparable upgrades to make the car not just fast but also safe to drive. Other noteworthy features include RSR-specification steel rear wheelarches; glassfibre front bumpers and arches; Bilstein shock absorbers; adjustable anti-roll bars; front and rear strut braces; carbon fibre front bonnet; Type 930 brake callipers; front-mounted oil cooler; Magnaflow twin-outlet exhaust; MoMo steering wheel; and Lindsey Fuchs-style 17″ alloy wheels. A complete list of the extensive specification is available on request. Offering phenomenal performance, this 911 RS Evocation comes complete with its original service and handbooks; three large history files; a UK V5C Registration Certificate; and spare keys. The history files contain all the invoices; expired MoTs; dynamometer printouts; and details of journeys that the car has undertaken. Available at a fraction of the original build cost, this unique ‘RS Evocation’ represents a special opportunity for the Porsche collector who desires something out of the ordinary.
35 1956 Jaguar XK140SE DHC S812181DN €180,000 €220,000 $207,000 $253,000 Silver over Dark Blue leeather. This gorgeous XK140 SE Roadster was purchased new by the voluptuous Swedish film star, Anita Ekberg, whose most famous role was that of Sylvia in Federico Fellini’s era-defining movie, La Dolce Vita (1960), in which she co-starred with Italian heart-throb, Marcello Mastroianni. The scene in which she frolics with Mastroianni in Rome’s Trevi Fountain has been called ‘one of cinema’s most iconic’. A former ‘Miss Sweden’, Ekberg had earned a place in the USA’s ‘Miss Universe’ contest in 1951, and although she did not win, was offered a contract by Universal Studios. After a succession of forgettable films, including ‘Abbott and Costello Go To Mars’, she was fired but remained in the public eye thanks to her 40-23-37 figure and countless appearances in the pages of gossip magazines. A succession of well publicised romances with Hollywood leading men such as Errol Flynn, Frank Sinatra, Tyrone Power, and Yul Brynner only served to whet the public’s appetite for further revelations. Signed by John Wayne’s production company at $75 per week, she made a much better fist of her second bite at stardom’s apple, appearing alongside Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer in King Vidor’s production of War and Peace, and with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in Hollywood or Bust among others. In 1956, Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper reported that Ekberg’s fee was now $75,000 per picture. By this time, Ekberg was partnering the British actor, Anthony Steel, whom she would marry, and it was while with him in England that she visited Jaguar’s London showroom to order a new XK140 SE, the car offered here. Newly introduced for 1955, the Jaguar XK140 was broadly similar to, though more refined than, its sensational XK120 predecessor, major engineering changes being confined to the repositioning of the engine 3″ further forward and the adoption of rack-and-pinion steering. The suspension and brakes remained much as before, though with stiffer torsion bars at the front and telescopic shock absorbers replacing lever type at the rear. Outwardly the newcomer was distinguishable by its revised radiator grille, rear lights incorporating flashing indicators, and larger bumpers. The power unit remained Jaguar’s well-tried, 3.4-litre, twin-cam six, which now produced 190bhp in standard trim. A close-ratio gearbox enabled better use to be made of the increased performance, and overdrive became an option for the first time. Special Equipment (SE) cars came with wire wheels and Lucas fog lamps, and could be ordered with an engine developing 210bhp courtesy of the C-Type cylinder head. XK140 performance was well up to the standards set by its exemplary predecessor, contemporary road-tests regularly recording top speed figures in excess of 120mph, making its Britain’s fastest production sports car. There was also the unique cachet of its red boot badge that read, ‘Winner Le Mans 1951-3’, a reference to the Jaguar C-Type’s three consecutive victories at the Circuit de La Sarthe. Ekberg’s XK140 SE was supplied in left-hand drive configuration as a ‘Personal Export Delivery’ in April 1956 carrying the temporary registration ‘NVC 278’, a Coventry mark. The accompanying Jaguar Heritage Certificate records Anita Ekberg as first owner, and lists the original colour scheme as cream with black interior trim and matching convertible hood. ‘S812181DN’ was also supplied with the optional overdrive gearbox for more relaxed cruising (3,800rpm at 100mph). The car then spent years in private European collections before its acquisition by the current vendor, who only found out its important history after his purchase. Retaining matching chassis and engine numbers, the XK has since been thoroughly restored and is presented in commensurately excellent condition.
36 1971 Lancia Fulvia Zagato Coupe 818.650.001529 €35,000 €55,000 $40,250 $63,250 Blu Mendoza over Crema leather. First registered on 1st June 1971, this car was built during a transitional period in which the first 600 were fitted with 1.3-litre ‘S’ engine (93bhp, 181km/h), keeping the outward appearance of the Series 1 but with five-speed gearbox, wider wheels, and a true 2+2 accommodation. This car was sold new in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, finished in the beautiful colour combination of Mendoza Blue with beige leather interior (very rare). From 1984 onwards, this car formed part of a private collection in the South West of France, passing in 2016 to a Lancia aficionado who has maintained it in excellent condition, as evidenced by related invoices on file. A ‘last-nut-and-bolt’ restoration was carried out between January and July 2018. Works undertaken included body repairs using the traditional tin soldering technique (no modern filler), followed by preparation for the application of five coats of Lechler Blue Mendoza paint (its original colour) and five coats of lacquer to obtain a spectacular mirror effect. Mechanical refurbishment included a complete rebuild of the cylinder head; fully testing and tuning the engine; and overhauling the gearbox, transmission, brakes, and other components. In addition, the exhaust was replaced and the upholstery reconditioned (it had been renewed in 1994). Other noteworthy features include the desirable Cromodora wheels (in very good condition) and one-key opening for the doors, boot, etc. Sundry bills and an album of photographs documenting the restoration come with the car. Registered in France with a Carte Grise normale, it also comes with a workshop manual; manufacturer’s brochure (in French); an expert appraisal (1994); copies of magazine articles featuring the Lancia Fulvia Sport Zagato; and the aforementioned maintenance invoices.
37 1969 Alpine A110 Coupe A050018BG00 €55,000 €65,000 $63,250 $74,750 White over Black. Originally registered in Barcelona, Spain, this example was imported into Italy some years ago and used regularly by the current vendor on regularity rallies and hill climbs such as the 2015 edition of the Vernasca Silver Flag and the Sicilian Monte Pellegrino Historics. It features a roll-bar and a safety fuel tank, and is described by the vendor as in good working order. Offered with Italian registration documents.
38 1982 BMW 635CSi WBAEC7103C8170781 €15,000 €20,000 N/R $17,250 $23,000 Polaris Metallic over Blue. This 635CSi was sold new in Germany on 29th September 1982 by Autohaus Idstein GmbH, a BMW dealership. According to the service book/owner’s manual, the car was maintained in Germany up to 2002 when it was serviced on 2nd October of that year (at 120,000 kilometres). Believed to have owned the car since 1998, the previous custodian was a French gentleman who lived in Strasbourg. On file are several invoices under his name issued by a company called Higel & Focht GmbH, dating from 1998 to 2002, together with a photograph of the car when it was registered in Strasbourg. Service book was last stamped on 25th March 2003 (126,388 kilometres). The late owner purchased the BMW in 2003, since when approximately €6,500 has been spent on its maintenance. Finished in Polaris metallic with blue interior, it presents well, with nice and straight coachwork, currently displaying a total of 144,620 kilometres on the odometer. Offered with French Carte Grise.
39 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Litre Coupe WP0ZZZ91ZJS100700 €30,000 €40,000 N/R $34,500 $46,000 Blue over Blue. Dating from 1988, this left-hand drive example exemplifies the original 911 concept in its final form, the subsequent Carrera 2/Carrera 4 Type 964 models – introduced during 1989 – being almost entirely new. A manual transmission model, it has the later Getrag G50 five-speed gearbox, which replaced the sometimes fragile Porsche Type 915 unit for 1987. Other noteworthy features include air conditioning and a desirable sunroof. This car was delivered new on 2nd November 1987 by the Ernst Islinger dealership in Mannheim-Kafertal, which carried out all services up to 7th March 1990 (at 47,906 kilometres). Subsequently the Porsche was maintained by a garage in Germany. The car arrived in France in 2002, and in September of that year was serviced by Central Garage in Bordeaux (at 143,054 kilometres). The current owner purchased the car in 2010 since when it has been serviced by the same garage, the last occasion being on 18th October 2016 (at 175,187 kilometres). This last was a major service: that included changing the front brake callipers as well as routine items such as fluids, sparkplugs, filters, etc. Invoices for the period 2011-2016 totalling around €11,400 are on file. Finished in blue with matching interior, this most sought-after Carrera model is offered with its service booklet (stamped); instruction manual; and French Carte Grise.
40 1957 Mercedes-Benz 220S Cabriolet 180003065109 €60,000 €90,000 N/R $69,000 $103,500 Black over Black. This Mercedes-Benz 220 S Cabriolet was delivered new in France in November 1956 and first registered on 9th February 1957. It was bought new by a Parisian banker, Mr Jean Pierre Ducroquet. A copy of the sales invoice is on file together with a copy of the old Carte Grise. The registration plate is still the same: ‘889 CMZ 75’. The owner of this car, who unfortunately died some months ago, bought it in September 1986 and kept it at his French holiday home in Essarois 21290, Côte-d’Or, near Dijon. It appears that the Mercedes was restored some years ago; photographs of the restoration are on file together with a substantial quantity of invoices testifying to regular maintenance, some dating back as far as 1986/1987. The file also contains some old Contrôle Techniques; numerous invoices for parts supplied by Niemoller, Germany; two maintenance instruction books (in French); an engine parts list; and a French Carte Grise. When driven by Bonhams, the car worked well, though it would be fair to say that it would benefit from cosmetic refurbishment. The nicely patinated interior was re-trimmed some time ago, being changed from original green to black, while the brightwork and fittings (probably renewed recently) are in good overall condition. Mercedes-Benz motor cars of this era were beautifully built and of legendary quality. This matching number example is in generally sound condition, driving well, and relatively easy to improve cosmetically. It is a very comfortable touring car with plenty of room and a spacious boot.
41 1960 Ferrari 250GT 2003GT €540,000 €640,000 $621,000 $736,000 Bianco over Rosso leather. This example was completed in September 1960 and sold new in Milan to its first owner, Niccolò De Nora (ATS Automobili) on the 20th of that month. Originally finished in Grigio Conchiglia with Nero part-leather interior, chassis number ‘2003’ is a ‘Series II’ model equipped with the superior Tipo 128F engine, disc brakes, and overdrive transmission, as confirmed by copies of its factory specification sheets on file. ‘2003’ also comes with a Massini Report listing its subsequent owners, all in Italy, up to 2017 when the Ferrari was sold to the current vendor in France. There is also a photograph of Enzo Ferrari seated on ‘2003’ in the pits at Monza in 1961 (copyright Massini). The Massini Report notes a change of exterior colour to white and interior re-trim in red leather (by 1981); an engine rebuild (in 2011); and an overhaul of the rear mechanicals including the suspension and fuel tank (in 2013). There are related invoices on file from Malucelli, the Ferrari and Maserati specialist in Forli. Still white with red interior, the latter having been re-trimmed by Luppi around 15 years ago, the Ferrari presents very well; the coachwork is nice, the interior is in very good condition, and the engine works well. Sold with a copy of its cancelled Italian registration document, ‘2003’ represents a wonderful opportunity to acquire an example of this landmark, yet undervalued, Ferrari GT that helped cement Maranello’s continuing relationship with Carrozzeria Pininfarina.
42 1980 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Replica WP0ZZZ932GS001536 €80,000 €120,000 $92,000 $138,000 Silver Martini over Black race. This unique Porsche 911 was constructed to an exceptionally high standard in South Africa by Bailey Edwards in 2013/14 as an homage to the famous 3.0-litre RSR of the 1970s. Built as a homologation special for the post Type 917-era, the RSR is without doubt one of the most iconic Porsche competition cars of all time having enjoyed countless successes including Herbert Müller’s outright victory in the 1973 Targo Florio. Built using a 1980 Porsche 911 SC as the basis, this car incorporates a 3.6-litre Type 964 engine; a G50 gearbox with Hargett shifter; and numerous other high-quality racing modifications. Its specification includes an 80-litre fuel tank; Elephant fully adjustable sway bars; Bilstein shock absorbers; AP Racing Type 964 brakes; Rose-jointed wishbones and custom made MacPherson struts at the front; Rose-jointed adjustable semi-trailing arms at the rear; Bailey Racing three-piece split-rim 16″ wheels; and a full roll cage. A complete list of the extensive specification is available on request. Build costs are estimated to be more than £150,000. Finished in Martini silver metallic livery with full race interior, this car was well known to the Porsche Club South Africa, competing successfully in various club events in 2014. Presented in beautiful condition, this ‘RSR Evocation’ is the perfect opportunity to acquire a purpose-built racing car at a fraction of the cost of the build, let alone that of an original. Offered with UK NOVA paperwork.
43 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 DHC S838924DN €125,000 €140,000 $143,750 $161,000 Maroon over Black leather. Representing the XK150 in its ultimate configuration, built with the 3.8-litre engine and overdrive gearbox, this example was delivered new to Jaguar Cars, New York, USA on 26th August 1960 and was first owned by one R E Fisher. The accompanying JDHT Certificate lists the original colour scheme as cream with black interior and matching hood. Chassis number ‘S838924DN’ has belonged to its present owner for the last 17 years. The car was restored in 2002 and has been fitted with a modern five-speed gearbox (the original manual/overdrive ‘box is included in the sale). Relatively few miles have been covered since the rebuild, and this beautifully presented Jaguar sports car has been professionally maintained while in the vendor’s care. Offered with Netherlands registration papers, it represents a wonderful opportunity to own and enjoy one of these charismatic last-of-the-line XKs.
44 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce AR158907 €85,000 €115,000 $97,750 $132,250 Bianco over Blu and Bianco. Alfa Romeo’s Centro Documentazione Automobilismo Storico has confirmed that this car is a genuine Giulietta Sprint Veloce, produced on 15th June 1961 and delivered on 22nd July ’61 to Milan. The original colour was Bianco Gardenia, the same as it wears today, which is complemented by an elegant grey/black interior. From 1964, the car was resident in the Trieste region of Northeast Italy. Professionally restored in 2014/2015, this most desirable variant of the immortal Giulietta Sprint is described by the vendor as in very good order throughout. The car is offered with cancelled Italian registration documents.
45 1937 Fiat 1500 Viotti Cabriolet 017666 €70,000 €90,000 $80,500 $103,500 Rosso Burgundy over Crema. First registered in Florence, and from 1950 in Lucca, this most elegant car has belonged to the current vendor’s family since 1982. Finished in Burgundy with beige fabric cloth interior, it is an older restoration (believed 1980s), recently carefully re-commissioned to bring it to running condition while preserving its originality. The car is offered with the original Italian libretto and Foglio Complimentare, documenting its history from new.
46 1973 Maserati Merak AM122*0242 €65,000 €85,000 $74,750 $97,750 Rosso Fuoco over Crema. According to information supplied by Maserati Classiche, this Merak left the factory on 16th May 1973 and was delivered to its first owner in Bologna. The original colour combination was “rosso fuoco” (fire red) – the same it wears today – with beige velours interior. It is being described by the vendor as in generally very good condition. This early Merak was acquired in France by the current vendor in 2017. The history file’s contents consist mainly of relatively recent service and maintenance invoices, the earliest being one issued by Garage Maion in Frejus for €4,920 relating to a service carried out on 23rd February 2018. In September 2918, Garage Storic Italia in Marseille fitted a new battery, a new alternator, and a new electrical wiring harness, and also restored the fuel tank. Invoices in the file total around €10,000, and the car also comes with a condition report from Jean Pierre Cornu and a Monaco registration certificate.
47 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo 930 980 0143 €85,000 €100,000 $97,750 $115,000 This beautiful all-black example was built for the United States market and left the factory equipped with the following options: limited-slip differential; electric exterior mirror (passenger side); black roof liner; electric sliding sunroof; and Pirelli tyres. It also has air conditioning. In late 2013, the Turbo was shipped from the USA to the current vendor in Romania. In fair running condition at that time, it has been comprehensively restored by the vendor over the course of the last two years and is presented in commensurately excellent condition. Although in running order, the engine and transmission were stripped and rebuilt, while the Bosch K-Jetronic injection unit was professionally overhauled. The body panels were realigned and the car repainted in its original colour of black metallic. We are advised that there was no rust in the body. The interior of the car was in good condition; the leather upholstery has been retreated and refurbished where needed, and new carpets have been fitted. The dashboard is in good condition with no cracks. The wheels and tyres are new. There are bills on file for all the new parts purchased, though as the car was restored ‘in house’ there are no bills for labour. Accompanying documentation consists of an old US title deed and Romanian temporary registration (expired), and the car also comes with the user’s manual and service booklet in the original case.
48 1965 Maserati Sebring 3700 Series II AM101*10153 €220,000 €250,000 $253,000 $287,500 Bianco Polo Park over Nero leather. One of the most elegant and understated Grand Touring cars of the 1960s, the Maserati Sebring offered here is a Series II model fitted with the 3.7-litre engine and five-speed gearbox. According to the accompanying copy of Maserati’s build sheet, chassis number ‘10153’ was manufactured December 1965 and delivered via the main agent Orfeo Ferasin of Vicenza in the Veneto region of Northern Italy. The original colour scheme was Bianco Polo Park with black leather interior, the same as it is today, while the Sebring’s first owner was Count Lodovico Bonin Longare. The Maserati subsequently formed part of the Compiano Collection in Treviso for many years before being purchased in 2016 by the vendor, who commissioned a conservative restoration of the car by Ferrari and Maserati specialists, Maranello Service of Calvatone near Cremona. Beautifully presented, this rare and desirable Maserati Gran Turismo is offered with Italian registration documents, ASI homologation papers, and the aforementioned build sheets from Maserati. An elegant addition to any collection.
49 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Targa WP0ZZZ91ZFS120477 €50,000 €60,000 $57,500 $69,000 Black over Black leather. Boasting the desirable factory options of a sunroof and air conditioning, this stunning Carrera 3.2 is finished in the most desirable colour combination of black with black leather interior. The Porsche was imported into Italy some 20 years ago, and a comprehensive restoration using original parts has just been finished. The car comes with Italian registration documents; ASI homologation papers; and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity confirming that it retains its matching numbers engine. A stunning 911 in a most attractive colour combination and with the most desirable options.
50 1976 Toyota BJ40 BJ40-003008 €16,000 €20,000 $18,400 $23,000 Green and White over Grey cloth. Beautifully finished in green with a white roof and grey cloth interior, this charismatic 4×4 was conservatively refurbished in 2018 and comes with its original Italian registration documents. Rarely to these classic BJ40 models come to the market in such good condition; this example would be a worthy addition to any collection, or indeed a stylish means of transport in the countryside.
51 1972 De Tomaso Pantera L THPNMT05073 €95,000 €115,000 $109,250 $132,250 Blu Metallizato over Nero. This beautifully presented De Tomaso Pantera L was imported into Europe from the USA (where it had been sold new) in 2008 and subsequently brought to Italy where it underwent a bare-metal restoration. Carried out in 2015/2016 by specialists based near Ferrara in Northern Italy, the rebuild included stripping the bodywork back to bare metal; replacing and/or repairing corroded sections where necessary; a professional repaint in stunning metallic blue; and swapping the US bumpers for the much more attractive European chromed version. In addition, the electrics, including the starter motor and alternator, were checked and overhauled where necessary; and the instrumentation and air conditioning checked. At the same time, the engine was comprehensively overhauled with new pistons, bearings, and valves. The suspension and brakes also were checked at this time, while the nicely patinated black leather interior presented very well so was kept original. Since restoration the car has covered some 500 ‘shakedown’ kilometres only. Offered with European registration documents, owner’s manual, and parts catalogue, this beautifully restored Pantera would be a worthwhile addition to any serious collection.
52 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster 875607 €200,000 €250,000 $230,000 $287,500 Opalescent Silver Grey over Blue leather. Completed on 26th September 1961, this freshly restored example is one of the earliest surviving left-hand drive E-Type roadsters (the chassis number sequence commenced at ‘875001’) and was delivered new to Messrs Fendler & Luedemann in Hamburg, Germany. This is a flat floor car and with the very early ‘welded bonnet louvers’ feature and today finished in the most desirable colour combination of Jaguar Opalescent Silver Grey with blue leather trim and matching mohair hood. The accompanying Jaguar Heritage Certificate records the original matching engine and gearbox numbers, which are also confirmed by the factory original body and chassis plates. Between March 2015 and September 2018, this car was fully restored to original factory specification based on original parts from SNG Barratts and Jagshop London. The vendor states this E-Type was recently restored by expert UK Jaguar specialists including ex-CMC staff and trim by Suffolk and Turley and is presented in concours condition. Representing a wonderful opportunity to own the most desirable of all E-Types, ‘875607’ comes with sundry restoration and parts invoices; a UK V5C registration document; and the aforementioned Jaguar Heritage Certificate
53 1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider AR102*0401339 €100,000 €120,000 $115,000 $138,000 Rosso over Nero. This example had already been restored (in 2005/2007) when it was acquired by the current vendor, although he soon discovered that it did not meet his level of perfection. Accordingly, he commissioned a second extensive restoration in 2015/2016. During these works, the engine and gearbox were comprehensively overhauled; the body restored with new sills and floors; the car repainted in its original red: and the interior refurbished, including the instruments. A correct, new canvas hood was fabricated and fitted also, and as a result this beautiful Alfa Romeo must surely be one of the best currently available. The car is offered with its original Milan registration; Italian registration documents; and ASI Targa Oro (their highest certification). With its elegant Touring lines, four-seater accommodation, and open top – and finished in, arguably, one of the better colour schemes for an Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider – this is a car for the Alfa Romeo connoisseur. ‘On the button’ and ready to go, it represents a wonderful opportunity to acquire a fine example of this fast-appreciating Italian thoroughbred.
54 1955 Austin-Healey 100BN1 Roadster 147410 €60,000 €80,000 $69,000 $92,000 Coronet Cream over Blue. According to the accompanying BMIHT certificate, this early Austin-Healey 100 BN1 was built on 11th November 1953 in left-hand drive configuration for the US market. The original colour scheme was Coronet Cream with blue trim, the same as today, and the certificate also confirms that this car retains its original engine. Factory fitted equipment listed includes a Smiths mph speedometer, 12-volt electrics, and wire wheels. The Healey has been registered in Italy since at least 1992. It is believed that the car was restored circa 2002 while belonging to the (now deceased) previous owner. Still very nicely presented, it is offered with the aforementioned BMIHT certificate and Italian registration documents. This lovely Austin-Healey 100 is ready to be enjoyed on the road or on the many regularity events it is eligible for. Most importantly, these big Healeys are Mille-Miglia eligible and provide classic British sports car motoring at its very best.
55 1989 Ferrari Mondial T Cabriolet 92333 €40,000 €50,000 $46,000 $57,500 Rosso over Crema leather. Arguably the most desirable of all Mondial variants, this transversale Cabriolet was delivered new on 14th May 1992 via the official Ferrari dealer for Rome, SAMOCAR, which also carried out the first service on 23rd June 1992. The Ferrari was purchased by the current owner on 3rd February 1997 with a mere 7,577 kilometres recorded, as confirmed by a service stamp from Svezia Auto, the Ferrari concessionaire based in Agnano Pozzuoli near Naples. While in the current owner’s care, the car has been serviced annually by Giuseppe Garuti’s workshop in Bastiglia near Modena, which carried out a major service and changed the belts in 2013 at a cost of €6,625.96. Furthermore, the seats were restored and new carpets fitted in 2017. Needless to say, the Ferrari was always garaged. In the current ownership for more than 30 years, this well cared for Mondial Cabriolet comes with Italian registration documents, ASI certification, and the original service book.
56 1961 Porsche 356B 1600S Coupe 200936 €85,000 €115,000 $97,750 $132,250 Red over Black. This example of Karmann’s rare hardtop coupé version of the immortal Porsche 356 has been registered in Italy at least since 2002, and since 2014 has belonged to the current owner. The latter has carried out a comprehensive restoration of the body and mechanicals, the interior being re-trimmed at the same time. Some original parts were retained for aesthetic reasons so as retain a light patina of age and not give the impression of an overly restored car. After four years work, the restoration was finished in September 2018 and the Porsche has just passed the Italian ‘revision’ (the Italian equivalent of the MoT). The car still needs to be run in. Finished in red with black leather interior, this rare Porsche 356 variant is offered with Italian registration documents and a photographic record of the restoration.
57 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Coupe 886851 €120,000 €160,000 $138,000 $184,000 Opalescent Dark Blue over Red leather. According to its accompanying Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate, this beautiful Jaguar E-Type was manufactured on 10th September 1962 as a left-hand drive fixed-head coupé. The original colour combination was opalescent dark blue with beige leather interior, while the original dealer was none other than Peter Lindner of Lindner-Knöcker fame, based in Wiesbaden and Frankfurt. The E-Type subsequently found its way to the USA (Lindner often sold cars to members of the United States Army stationed in Germany, and some of them brought their cars back home when their service in Germany ended). In 1994 the E-Type was imported from the USA into Italy. A painstaking restoration by a specialist workshop near Pavia in Northern Italy ensued, which was documented by an Italian magazine for the coachbuilding trade. During the course of the rebuild, the owner decided to change the interior colour from beige to the arguably more attractive dark red, which was one of the two possible in-period pairings with the opalescent dark blue exterior. Only a mere 2,000 shakedown kilometres have been covered since the restoration’s completion, and the car is described by the vendor as in excellent condition throughout. Accompanying documentation consists of Italian registration papers and the aforementioned JDHT Certificate, which also confirms that the engine is the original unit.
58 1986 BMW M635CSi WBAEE310201052471 €45,000 €55,000 $51,750 $63,250 Diamond Black Metallic over Dark Buffalo leather. Delivered to its fortunate first owner in the province of Cagliari, Italy, this stunning example of BMW’s top-of-the-line 6-Series coupé is most attractively finished in diamantschwarz (Diamond Black) metallic with dark buffalo leather interior. A three-owner example, the car currently displays a total of some 85,600 kilometres on the odometer, which is believed to be correct and is supported by the fully stamped service booklet. Described by the vendor as in largely excellent condition, it is worthy of a place in any collection. Benefiting from a recent service and new tyres, the car comes with Italian registration documents; ASI homologation papers; the aforementioned service book; and full tool kit, the latter ingeniously housed in the boot lid.
59 1967 Maserati Quattroporte AM107*1458 €70,000 €90,000 $80,500 $103,500 Grigio Argento over Blu leather. One of the world’s fastest luxury saloons of its day, this first-generation Quattroporte was delivered in 1967 to its first and only owner, a member of the legal profession, in the Italian capital, Rome. The Quattroporte joined his stable of a Maserati Ghibli and Rolls-Royce, and could often be seen on the Via Veneto. Offered with Italian registration papers, it is described as highly original, benefiting from a repaint in its original silver colour a few years ago, while the blue leather interior has aged very well and possesses a delightful patina. Rarely do these stylish sports saloons come to the market with such provenance.
60 1967 Fiat-Abarth 595SS Saloon 1352033/1882 €55,000 €65,000 $63,250 $74,750 Bianco over Rosso. This delightful little Abarth was first registered on 26th May 1967 to one Sergio Lucca Barlera in Turin. According to a previous owner, the car was subsequently laid-up for a number of years and de-registered before it was purchased in 1994 by an Italian Abarth specialist. The latter restored the Abarth conservatively and registered it again in 2014, with its original numberplates. Offered with ASI homologation papers, the car is described by the vendor as in generally excellent condition.
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