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Bonhams Amelia Island – March 7th, 2019

<b>1930 Cadillac Series 452 V-16 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 7-952<br />Engine no. 701056″/><figcaption><br></figcaption></figure>


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10:00AM, March 7th 2019

Fernandina Beach Golf Club
3990 Amelia Island Parkway
Fernandina Beach FL 32034

Bonhams became the third major auction house to offer an auction in conjunction with the Amelia Island concours and in effect made the Amelia Island auction week a real thing. From the very beginning, Bonhams began to offer the very best in pre and post war collectors cars with a Preservation class Cord L-29 and a unique Bugatti Type 57SC Vanden Plas Tourer. 2016s results were boosted by the $9.7 million Bugatti and 2017s sale was something of a dip with only a rather weak Talbot-Lago and the 1955 Ferrari 250GT Europa on offer, Bonhams having reasonable success on the way to a $10.7 million gross. Bonhams had an average sale in 2018 with the 2015 McLaren P1 selling for $1.71 million and the total gross hitting $13.2 million.

Date – sold/offered/% – Gross Total (US$) – High sale (US$)

2015 64/84 (76%) $13,796,200 $1,760,000 1930 Cord L-29
2016 65/95 (68%) $27,461,250 $9,735,000 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Vanden Plas DHC
2017 74/86 (86%) $10,716,600 $2,227,500 1955 Ferrari 250GT Europa
2018 88/104 (84%) $13,177,679 $1,710,000 2015 McLaren P1

2019 90/107 (84%) $15,702,260 $1,187,500 1930 Cadillac V16

Bonhams highlights are an eclectic bunch and span various periods and types of motor vehicle. Leading the way is the 1930 Cadillac Series 452A Fleetwood Roadster which is estimated at $1.25 – 1.5 mil. The V16 Cadillac was initially produced in large quantities although the stockmarket crash of 1929 soon slowed sales somewhat, the V16 became known as one of America’s greatest cars. Fleetwood was the in house coachbuilder for Cadillac and offered a range of standard coachwork for every model including the Roadster which was the most sporty option available. Just ten of these Fleetwood Roadsters are known to survive and this one is offered in superb condition, restored over the past decade, as such this Caddy is well worth the $1.25 – 1.5 milllion estimate.

 

<b>1930 Cadillac Series 452 V-16 Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 7-952<br />Engine no. 701056

The second marquee lot is completely different, a 1968 Brabham BT26 at $1.1 – 1.4 mil. This is Rindts 1968 works car that was entirely unsuccessful although Ickx used it in 1969 on the way to finish 2nd in the WDC. Developed by Ron Tauranac and powered by the powerful but weak Repco engine, it truly took a lot of mastering to ensure it finished. That said this was successful enough and certainly very rare since it was used and conserved in the USA and later restored to its original form. Valuing Formula 1 cars is difficult and prices are prone to extreme fluctuation since they have little utility value and require plenty of maintenance for any sort of use. The very best late 1960s Formula 1 cars, such as the Lotus 49s or Ken Tyrrels Matras are around the $1.5 million mark, as such a relatively unsuccessful Brabham should be valued a little lower, perhaps around the million mark, worth a low ball bid.

<b>1968-69 3-Liter Repco Brabham-Cosworth BT26/BT26A</b><br />Chassis no. BT26-3<br />Engine no. 1986

Little needs to be said about the 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 and Bonhams are offering their example at $900k – 1.1 mil. This example is a typical American delivery and passed through various ownerships, its first restoration coming in the mid to late 1970s. More recently, in the 2010, this Cobra was restored to original condition and still presents with matching numbers. As an honestly great example of an iconic sportscar, this example is offered at what must be termed market correct. The final marquee lot is a 1913 Mercer Model 35J Raceabout at $800k – 1.0 mil. Mercer was established by the Roebling family who were most famous for building the Brooklyn Bridge. While something of a footnote in automotive history, Mercer did have one major achievement, the Finlay Porter designed Model 35. Combining an underslung chassis with a powerful engine and sporty coachwork, the Type 35 was the first modern sportscar. It is understood that just 17 – 18 genuine raceabouts exist and it was unsurprising that Don Boulton, a leading collector of brass era cars would want to have one. Having sourced various Type 35 components from Roger Ellis, they were restored by Stu Laidlaw into an actual Type 35J Racebout although they almost certainly weren’t born in that configuration. Original examples of the Model 35J Raceabouts are $2.5 – 3.5 million, maybe more but as a honest replica based on genuine Mercer parts, a valuation of roughly 60 – 70% seems reasonable.

<b>1964 Shelby Cobra 289</b><br />Chassis no. CSX 2328<br />Engine no. PA 4539


Pre-war highlights are:

  • 1904 Peerless Type 8 Style K 24HP Quinby – Est. $400 – 480k.  A proper genuine Peerless that was formerly owned by George Waterman. London to Brighton eligible, restored 40 years ago and still looking good. One of the best examples of an early Brass car. Easily the oldest Peerless offered at auction. Market correct.
  • 1904 Thomas Model 22 Flyer Rear Entrance Tonneau – Est. $400 – 500k. Thomas-Flyer was another of the great early American brands. This example is the sole surviving Type 22, restored decades ago, this is a fully acceptable Brass car, ideal for the London to Edinburgh. Market correct.
  • 1907 Tincher Model H 60HP 7 Pass Touring – Est. $500 – 700k. Restored since joining the Boulton collection, all correct and original, one of a handful of Tinchers built, potentially the only survivor, big HP for the era and an unrepeatable opportunity. Market correct
  • 1907 Austin Model LX-T 60HP 7 pass Touring – Est. $400 – 500k. A big HP American Austin, one of just four known to survive. Elderly restoration, now with a lovely patina.
  • 1911 Pope-Hartford Model W Portola style Runabout – Est. $300 – 400k. A replica Portola Roadster, based on an original Model W chassis and engine, value at the low estimate.
  • 1911 Pierce-Arrow Model 48 Kimball Surburban – Est. $250 – 350k. Piece-Arrow were another of the great early American brands. This one was fitted with Kimball formal limousine coachwork. Market correct for a beautiful brass era car.
  • 1913 Stutz Bearcat Series A Roadster – Est. $250 – 350k. A project car built up by Paul Freehill from a partly original chassis, value at the low estimate.
  • 1913 Renault Type DP 22/24HP Renaudin et Besson Coupe Chauffeur – Est. $200 – 300k. One owner from new and totally original condition. Very high quality construction and deserving of a loving restoration. Cheap for what it is.
  • 1914 Simplex 50HP Speedcar – Est. $600 – 800k. Simplex were devised by the former Mercedes importer and followed their design. Built without regards to cost, they were among the premiere cars in the period. Formerly part of the Ulmann and Paine collections, the Speedcar body is a later addition. A beautiful big power car of great style, one of my favourite cars of the sale. Market correct.
  • 1926 Minerva Type AF Paul Ostruk Coupe de Ville – Est. $150 – 200k. A formal Minerva with Ostruck coachwork. Very rare and high quality. Cheap for what it is.
  • 1936 Bentley 4.25 litre Vanden Plas Tourer – Est. $600 – 800k. 1 of 12 Vande Plas Tourers on the 4.25 chassis. Raced in the early 1950s, restored in the 1990s and still gorgeous condition. Market correct.
  • 1939 Delage D6-70 Figoni et Falaschi DHC – Est. $500 – 600k. A full custom Figoni Delage is a wonderful thing. Restored in the mid 1970s, now with a lovely patina. Perhaps $100k too expensive.
<b>1913 Renault Type DP 22/24CV Coupé-Chauffeur</b><br />Chassis no. 37217<br />Engine no. 5044″/></figure>




<p>Mid century highlights are:</p>
<ul>
<li>1949 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Roadster – Est. $300 – 350k. Looks right in White over Red and Biscuit. All correct and restored in the past decade. The ideal XK120 and market correct.</li>
<li>1950 Veritas Scorpion Cabriolet – Est. $350 – 450k. Combining the pre war BMW 328 and a very stylish early 1950s body. Restored by BMW Classic, ready for any use. Market correct pricing.</li>
<li>1950 Fiat 1500 Farina Cabriolet – Est. $150 – 175k. A delightful little Fiat with elegant Farina coachwork. Likely unique, restored over twenty years and lovely condition. Possibly a little expensive.</li>
<li>1951 Alfa Romeo 6C2500SS Pininfarina Cabriolet – Est. $600 – 750k. Pininfarina Cabriolets are elegance personified. Lovely example restored properly and worth the low estimate.</li>
<li>1951 Lancia Aurelia B20GT Pre-Series Coupe $175 – 225k. A lovely early Aurelia in B20GT spec, restored nearly 20 years ago, recently refurbished. Ready for any use. Mille Miglia  eligible. Both market correct and cheap.</li>
<li>1954 Kurtis 500KK – Est. $200 – 250k. Kurtis were well known for their Indy cars which were built on tubular chassis with Offy engines and very very successful. They also dabbled in road cars and with the simple addition of full width bodywork, you had a relatively quick little sportscar. Rare then and super rare now, this example was restored post ’06. Market correct at the low estimate.</li>
<li>1956 Cooper T39 Bobtail – Est. $150 – 230k. Jack Brabhams Aussie export Bobtail. Raced widely in Australia, rebuilt from the original chassis and various parts, restored recently. Ready for vintage race meetings such as Goodwood. Market correct.</li>
<li>1969 Porsche 911S 2.0 – Est. $175 – 225k. A striking 911S in Metallic Dark Red. 5 speed manual from new. 600 miles since a restoration completed in ’13. Market correct.</li>
<li>1969 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R – Est. $150 – 180k. 1 of only 832 Sedans, rare but RHD. Market correct.</li>
<li>1977 Chevrolet Nova Grand National – Est. $175 – 225k. A Nascar Nova, raced by Dale Earnhardt with success. Genuine car. Likely market correct.<br></li></ul>


<figure class=<b>1951 Lancia Aurelia B20GT Pre-Series Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 1047<br />Engine no. 1001″/></figure>




<p>Modern collectible highlights</p>
<ul>
<li>1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster – Est. $200 – 250k. A very low mileage Speedster in excellent condition. Reasonable estimate.</li>
<li>1989 Porsche 930 Flachbau Cabriolet – Est. $175 – 250k. A very rare, low mileage slantnose Turbo, surefire future collectible. Very good buying at the estimate.</li>
<li>1992 Porsche 911/964 Carrera RS – Est. $250 – 300k. Lovely limited edition 964. Low mileage and excellent condition. Value at the low estimate.</li>
<li>1999 Swift Indycar – Est. $100 – 150k. Mario Andrettis Indycar, capable of 240MPH and complete with a spares package. Lots of fun and cheap for what it is but keeping it running will be crazy expensive.<br></li></ul>


<figure class=<b>1989 Porsche 930 Cabriolet ‘Slant Nose’</b><br />VIN. WP0EB0936KS070543″/></figure>




<p>Affordable collectibles include:</p>
<ul>
<li>1998 Ferrari 550 Maranello – Est. $75 – 100k. Just 31,000 miles from new and offering a premium fast GT experience, this 550 is great buying and compares relatively well to your Bentleys and the like.</li>
<li>1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe – Est. $70 – 90k. The classic P1800S, said to be in stunning condition. Market correct.</li>
<li>1961 Osca Fiat 1500S Pininfarina Cabriolet – Est. $50 – 80k. A gorgeous little Italian Roadster with very elegant coachwork. Market correct but also good buying.</li>
<li>1989 Nissan Skyline R32 GTR – Est. $50 – 60k. Metallic Grey over Grey. A stock R32 GT-R with just 25,000 miles from new. RHD like all Japanese cars but a surefire future classic.<br></li></ul>


<figure class=<b>1961 Fiat OSCA 1500S Spider</b><br />Chassis no. 118S 006560<br />Engine no. 118.000 002763″/></figure>


<p>Bonhams may not be offering anything startling but they seem to have the mix of full and modern classics about right and they must be wished all the best. </p>
<h2>R<strong>esults</strong></h2>
<p>Bonhams 5th sale at Amelia Island was a mixed success with absolute highlights offering plenty to contrast some rather poor results. While the going was often hard, 90 of the 107 lots sold for a very good 84% sellthrough rate and the gross total of $15.7 million was the second best other than the $27.6 million result in 2016. Leading the way was the 1930 Cadillac V16 which fetched $1.187 mil, just 5% below the minimum estimate while the 1968 Brabham BT26 F1 was a mid estimate $1.105 million.</p>
<p>The Boulton collection of Brass era motorcars sold very well, none less than the 1914 Simplex 50HP Speedcar at $885k (4% above estimate), 1908 Welch Model 4-L 50HP 7 pass Touring at $456k (30%), 1904 Pope-Waverley Model 27 Electric Stanhope at $101k (44%) and 1904 Peerless Type 8 Style K 24HP Quinby at $698k (45%). Outside of these star lots it was more than a little grim with the 1977 Chevrolet Nova Grand National selling at just $53k (70% below low estimate), 1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe and 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe at $32k (-54%) and 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster at $101k (-50%).</p>
<p>While some of the sales prices were low the quantity of unsold lots were actually pretty low and only the 1964 Shelby Cobra which failed at a reported $800k high big against a $900k – 1.1 mil. estimate was a marquee lot. Bonhams did very well overall in the current market and must be satisfied with the sale and result.</p>
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<p><strong>Key – Lot # – Year – Make – Model – Chassis/ VIN – Est US$ – Low/High – N.R = No Reserve – Results US$ & EURO – % gross sale US$ +/- high or low estimate.</strong></p>
<p>201 2006 Mercedes-Benz SL500 WDBSK75F56F107641 $20,000 $30,000 N/R $21,280 €18,963 Mid Silver Metallic over Beige and Grey leather. Completed at the Mercedes-Benz factory during May of 2005, this exceptional SL500 was delivered new to the U.S. market as a 2006 model-year car. Generously optioned and equipped with the ingenious retractable hardtop, this SL was finished as it appears today, in the classy Silver Metallic over a beige and grey interior. The new Mercedes-Benz SL500 was sold to its first owner in the Rancho Santa Fe area, near San Diego, California. According to the CARFAX report, the Mercedes-Benz remained in California until at least 2016. Today, this fine Mercedes-Benz presents in extraordinary condition with quality finishes throughout, and less 25,000 miles on the odometer. The SL highly optioned and finished in a color very suitable for the luxurious Mercedes-Benz. <br />202 1995 Jaguar XJS 4 litre Convertible SAJNX2741SC199052 $30,000 $40,000 N/R $16,800 €14,971 -44% Black over Beige leather. This beautiful XJS Convertible was completed at the Coventry-based Jaguar works in December of 1994, as a 1995 model-year car. The new Drophead Jaguar was fitted with the 4.0-Liter inline six engine and destined for the US market. The CARFAX report on file keeps good track of the miles up to this day and lists many service and maintenance visits too. Most recently, the XJS was serviced by an experienced Jaguar technician in the Atlanta, GA area, where new Michelin tires were fitted. Showing less than 48,000 miles on the odometer, the refined and understated looks of this open tourer are sure to continue to gain collectability and offer an effortless cruising experience for decades to come. <br />203 1963 Volvo P1800S Coupe 6802 $70,000 $90,000 N/R $32,480 €28,943 -54% Pearl White over Red. This lovely P1800S Coupe was constructed at the improved, Göteborg-based Volvo plant during the Summer of 1963, and therefore bears the ‘S’ designation. The car’s chassis data plate further reveals that the new P1800S had been built for the U.S. market equipped with a 4-speed manual gearbox and a left-hand drive steering arrangement. Just as seen on the car today, Color code 79, for Pearl White, was further optioned. Cosmetic and mechanical refurbishing work has been performed over the years, and chrome wire wheels have been fitted, giving the elegant Volvo and even sportier look. Inside, one is greeted by the stunning red interior and lovely early-type turquoise dials in the dashboard. This is indeed a fine example of the iconic P1800. <br />204 1961 Osca Fiat 1500S Pininfarina Cabriolet 118S 006560 $50,000 $80,000 N/R $36,960 €32,935 -26% Rosso and Nero. The known history of this lovely, diminutive roadster begins in Miami, Florida where it is believed to have been imported. After some time, the vehicle entered an estate sale and was subsequently purchased by Mark Motors of Ottawa Canada and would remain under their care for two separate spells over the next two decades. The interim ownership period was a moment of fate. A son of one of the previous owners recognized his father’s car and quickly bought it to be restored. As time went on, circumstances required him to sell the vehicle back to the dealer from which it was acquired. As it stands today, the vehicle presents in wonderful condition with lustrous chrome, shining paint, and tight panel fitment. With its peppy dual cam motor and delightful Italo styling, this Fiat will surely provide miles of smiles and the attention of passersby. via RM Scottsdale ’14, sold $66k. <br />205 1985 Toyota FJ40 FJ40-940286 $60,000 $80,000 N/R $42,560 €37,926 -29% Heath Grey over Brown. Offered here is a rarely seen and extremely desirable final model year, left-hand drive example of the FJ40 ‘soft top’. After acquiring the vehicle from the original owner, the marquee specialists at House of Cruisers found the highly original and unmolested truck worthy of a full frame-off, rotisserie nut-and-bolt restoration. From bumper to bumper, every aspect of the truck was meticulously brought back to better than new condition. The exterior was brought down to bare metal and refinished in Toyota’s desirable shade of Heath Gray. Mechanically, the original 2f engine was fully restored to the original specifications and received an OEM clutch, factory exhaust system, and the OEM axels were fully serviced and re-sealed. The truck rides on a new Old Man Emu suspension and OEM wheels and hubcaps wrapped in new BF Goodrich rubber. Fully rebuilt front disc and rear drum brakes keep everything in check. In the rare event that you should need assistance navigating rough terrain, the front bumper is fitted with a new 8274 Warn winch. Inside, the rugged interior received new brown upholstery, custom-made floor mats, and a new Nostalgic AC unit. The OEM roll bar and canvas soft top keep the beautifully finished interior and its occupants safe in all conditions. With room for plenty of friends to hit the road or trail, this sought after final model year FJ40 soft top, restored with no expense spared by one of the most respected marque experts in the business, is a top example of the vintage Toyota Land Cruiser that would be the envy of the crowd at any show or off-road event. <br />206 1974 Volkswagen Type 181 Thing 184252287 $18,000 $24,000 N/R Not sold Not sold N/A Atlas White over Blue and White. Now, the Volkswagen Type 181 “Thing” attracts crowd’s wherever it goes, and the example here is no exception. Offered from a private collector and ready for enjoyment, it is a beautiful example that benefits from a restoration completed in December 2018. Finished in striking Atlas White (code # L-90C) paint, over a weatherproof Sunbrella brand Acapulco inspired Blue and White interior, it is additionally fitted with full, waterproof, custom vinyl tonneau and custom aluminum supports. This example is reported to run strong and provide fun for the entire family. The restoration includes, but is not limited to replacement 1600cc engine, rebuilt transmission, rebuilt suspension, new ignition, new starter, new battery and cables, new metal and fiberglass floors sprayed with “tuff coat” to match the exterior, new front pan, new gas tank and lines, new upper steering column bushings and bearings, new brakes, hydraulics, master cylinder, drums, hoses, wheel cylinders, and shoes. Also, new wheels, tires, and correct Volkswagen caps and new tinted windscreen. Between this and its tidy aesthetics, it creates a smile for the driver, passengers and those that you pass by on the road- all in all a great weekend/vacation car. <br />207 1962 Buick Electra 255 816015246 $8,000 $12,000 N/R $11,200 €9,980 Mid Willow Mist over Grey. This remarkably well-preserved Electra is a true survivor living under long term ownership for the majority of its life. The interior is reported to be entirely original and has remained in wonderful condition due to being untouched by persons and sunlight under seat covers while being used by its original owner, a doctor out of Pennsylvania. As mentioned earlier, these cars were delivered with a suite of luxurious power features and an option A/C system can be found on the dash of this example. The exterior presents equally well, with the same level of preservation. Although, the Willow Mist paint has received some touch ups over the years. A true time capsule, getting behind the wheel of this substantial Buick warps one back right to the 1960s. Its delightful midcentury designs perfectly display GM’s perception of what accessible luxury was to the common American of the era, and with this lovely, preserved color combination, the vehicle should attract plenty of attention. <br />208 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230SL 113.042.10.015934 $40,000 $55,000 N/R $33,600 €29,941 -16% Grey over Tan leather. This elegant Pagoda 230SL was completed at the Stuttgart-based Mercedes-Benz plant during April of 1966. The new Roadster was equipped for the Swiss market, fitted with the desirable 4-speed manual transmission, left-hand drive steering arrangement, KMS speedometer, and European lights and bumpers. According to the original owner’s manual on file, the car was delivered new on September 1st, 1966, through Bahnhof-Garage A.G. of Basel, and would remain in Switzerland for several decades in singular ownership. Today this lovely 230SL presents in largely original and unrestored condition, retaining much of its original interior and brightwork, and probably treated to just one light respray years ago. Offered here is a charming example of the first-generation Pagoda. <br />209 1969 Porsche 911S 2.0 119301416 $175,000 $225,000 N/R $123,200 €109,784 -30% Metallic Dark Red over Black. The striking 911S offered here was completed on July 10th, 1969 at the Zuffenhausen Porsche factory. The new sports car was attractively finished in the special-order ‘Metallic Dark Red’ color over a black leatherette interior and was fitted with the sporting ‘dog-leg’ 5-speed manual transaxle. The top-of-the-line Sport model was optioned with tinted windows all around, antenna, and the rimes were shod with Michelin tires. This beautiful example of Porsche’s iconic short wheelbase 911S was purchased in 2007 in California by Mr. Martin Jackier of Longmont, Colorado. Soon after, he entrusted Rallye Coachworks of Englewood, Colorado to perform a comprehensive, bare metal repaint of the aging Porsche in the as-delivered ‘Metallic Dark Red’ exterior color. Reassembly of the 911S started in 2010, but shortly after, Mr. Jackier would decide to sell the car. The penultimate owner – a 30-plus year Porsche aficionado with many PCA Best in Show Awards to his name – purchased the car, as he recognized the desirable matching numbers, 911S model’s potential and collectability. After his purchase, he consulted with some of Colorado’s most experienced Porsche experts to complete the restoration in factory-correct, as-delivered fashion. Mr. Jim McMillan of Carquip in Boulder, Colorado was entrusted to rebuild the original matching-numbers 2.0-liter engine and 5-speed transaxle, and Mr. Dave Brown – also a Boulder, Colorado based specialist – retrimmed the cabin using only factory-correct materials and colors. Harvey Weidman’s Wheels, a top name in Porsche roadwheel restoration, restored the iconic Fuchs alloy wheels, while the well-known instrument specialists at North Hollywood Speedometer refurbished all the instruments and gauges. Following the thorough and correct restoration of all the sub-assemblies, final assembly and sorting was handled by the Porsche experts at Storz Garage and Pat Moyle. The comprehensive and thorough restoration was completed in 2013. Offered from a prominent, Naples, Florida based Porsche collection, this spectacular 911S remains in excellent condition. Less than 600 miles has been recorded since the restoration was completed, and the car has remained in climate-controlled environments. A First in Class Award was given the stunning Porsche at the 2014 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance, and surely more awards are due if a new owner is interested in showing the car competitively. The 911S family of cars, from the original 2-liter version through to the 2.4 variant of 1973, represent some of the finest driving – genuine – sports cars of their day. For those who have thought about owning one of the best restored examples, this splendid, matching numbers and factory correct machine deserves serious consideration. Offered with the Porsche-issued Certificate of Authenticity, owner’s manual, tool kit and jack, this striking 911S 2.0 Coupe is ready for spirited drives on challenging roads and participation in PCA events. <br />210 1998 Ferrari 550 Maranello 111683 $75,000 $100,000 N/R $78,400 €69,863 Mid Rosso over Nero leather. This sublimely elegant and understated 550 Maranello, was commissioned in the classic scheme of Rosso Corsa over tan leather. The Ferrari was delivered to its first owner in April 1998 and would remain in the Northeast with a few owners for the first dozen years of its life. The detailed and lengthy CARFAX report notes regular service throughout its life but does indicate that the car was involved in a rear-end collision in Rhode Island in July of 2010. The car is reported to have had only ‘functional damage’ to the rear such that it very well could have driven away from the incident. Inspection of the rear of the car shows whatever damage was incurred appears to have been dispatched with professionally. In December 2011 the 550 was sold to its penultimate owner in Los Angeles where it covered an additional 7,000 miles and received its 30,000-mile service including replacement of the belts and tensioners (among other maintenance work), before being acquired by the seller in August of 2013 with under 30,500 miles. In the current owner’s care, the car has received regular maintenance with numerous receipts on file. Mostly recently, the interior and exterior were fully detailed with the dash leather replaced, all interior control knobs refinished to prevent the dreaded stickiness that afflicts Ferraris of this era, brake fluid flushed and replaced, new temperature sensor control, and a new battery. Showing very much as it left the factory, save for an additional 31,250 miles and just a touch of wear, the only deviations from factory are a set of Tubi mufflers and a Sony CDX-828 stereo (the original headunit is included) with a 10-disc CD changer, and a McIntosh MCC446 amplifier. Sold with its original books in the original leather owner’s pouch, complete and original tool kit, all 3 electronic fobs including leather Ferrari key fob and electronic fob holder, together with the aforementioned receipts from the last nearly decade of ownership, removable seat covers and branded floor mats. A great car to enjoy, this spiritual successor to the legendary Daytona is swiftly becoming an icon in its own right and would make a welcome addition to any garage! <br />211 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle 454 SS LS6 136370A130493 $100,000 $120,000 N/R $76,160 €67,867 -24% Autumn Gold and Black. On offer is a spectacular example of one of America’s most legendary pieces of muscle. Produced in the 1st week of February, the vehicle left the factory as a genuine LS6 with GY2 331 axle ratio, G80 positraction, JL2 power front discs, and M22 HD 4-speed transmission. This information is verified by two original build sheets on file and numerous stampings found around the vehicle indicating correct dating. Further endorsement is provided by a Gold Spinner Certificate and a Showcase Certificate issued by the Chevy/Vettefest Nationals. In addition, the car retains its protect-o-plate and warranty booklet. In 2005, the vehicle was the subject of a comprehensive, frame off restoration documented by a large collection of photographs. Sprayed in the factory correct Autumn Gold paint, the vehicle appears in truly fantastic condition with hardly any signs of degradation and has been dutifully cared for by its current Swedish owner since 2011. This Chevelle SS 454 LS6 two-door hardtop has now returned to its homeland and is sure be the centerpiece of any muscle car collection fortunate enough to contain it. <br />212 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618 $200,000 $250,000 N/R $140,000 €124,755 -30% Titanium Silver over Bordeaux leather. The rare, low-mileage Speedster on offer here was completed at the Zuffenhausen-based Porsche works in June of 1989. The new limited-production Speedster left the factory in the striking Titanium Silver color over a Bordeaux leather interior with matching carpets; a stunningly beautiful color scheme for the model, and authentically in tune with the era it was built. This special 911 was equipped with the U.S. market emissions system and destined for North American. The car’s original warranty book was stamped on August 25, 1989, and the car soon after found its first U.S. owner. By the mid 1990s, the Speedster was exported to Jersey Island, where it has remained with just one owner until now. The Porsche has been kept in good care and remains in excellent condition throughout, as one would expect with just 3,768 miles recorded on the odometer at the time of cataloging. This superb 911 Speedster is complete with its original owner’s and warranty manuals in pouch, spare keys, tire inflator kit, and its Porsche-issued factory Certificate of Authenticity detailing its original specification. From the very end of what is considered the original 911 design and benefiting from all the significant production upgrades such as the G50 5-speed transaxle, this top-of-the-line Speedster is rapidly becoming as collectible as its namesake 1950s progenitor. Finding one in such spectacular condition as this one – in the seldom seen Titanium Silver color over a Bordeaux leather – is a rare opportunity not to be missed. <br />213 1956 Porsche 356A 1600 Speedster 82639 $350,000 $450,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Silver over Red leather. Completed at the Zuffenhausen-based Porsche works on October 10, 1956 as a 1957 model-year car, Speedster 82639’s white exterior reflected the German racing cars of the pre-War era, while the black leatherette interior provided an attractive contrast. The sports car hungry US market was the original destination for this Porsche and further to importer Max Hoffman. The car’s options were USA style bumpers, sealed beam headlights and a speedometer in miles per hour. According to a copy of the original Porsche Kardex, the factory completion and early record of the car, the Speedster would return to Hoffman’s service facility on November 26, 1957. Further details of the Porsche’s early history remain unknown at this point, but the car was acquired a little less than decade ago by the consignor, a prominent Naples, Florida based Porsche collector and enthusiast, who soon set out to have the aging 356 A Speedster ground up restored. The specialists at Melbourne, Florida based 356 Unlimited would be retained to perform a comprehensive, nut-and-bolt restoration to factory correct specifications. Over the course of 21 months, no stone was left unturned and no detail ignored in an effort to bring this Porsche into its former state of excellence. The restoration is carefully documented by many receipts and photographs and the result is indeed spectacular. The engine fitted is a period-correct, 356A 1600 type 616/1 unit, manufactured around 9 months later than the unit fitted when new (63076 vs 65307). Finished in the classic and appropriate color combination of Silver Metallic over Red, the Speedster is accompanied by a rare and desirable Hard Top, as well as the Porsche-issued Certificate of Authenticity, a copy of the original Kardex built sheet, and a tool kit. Since the comprehensive restoration was completed, the Speedster has been used sparingly and kept in a climate-controlled environment. Additionally, it was awarded ‘Best Speedster’ at a 356 Owners Group Event. The 356 Speedster was Porsche’s ultimate expression of the raw sports car, and this exists as a prime example of one of Stuttgart’s most beloved models. These cars are very light, nimble and offer sharp, precise steering and handling capabilities. Furthermore, adequate stopping power from the large hydraulic drum brakes round of the well balanced driving experience. The contoured bucket racing-style seats keeps one from sliding around the cockpit in tight turns, and really gives you the feeling of driving something very close to a go-kart. This spectacular Speedster would be a superb participant in any number of significant vintage driving events, such as the Copperstate 1000 Road Rally or California Mille, and would surely offer the driver and passenger a thrilling ride. <br />214 1998 RUF 911/993 Turbo R W09BD0360WPR06019 $650,000 $850,000 $626,500 €558,279 -4% Oak Green Metallic over Black leather. This RUF Turbo R was a special build for a member of the Porsche family, Dr. Ferdinand Oliver Porsche, as revealed in documentation from RUF Automobiles and again in a letter addressed from Dr. Porsche himself to the previous steward of this car. As typical for all RUF-build Porsches, the performance of the standard 993 Turbo simply wasn’t enough to satisfy the engineers at RUF. They saught a more refined and competition focused build, leaving enthusiasts with this magnificent RUF 993 Turbo R. The engine was converted to full Turbo R specification using a re-programmed ECU, increasing output to 520 HP. Also, on the list of engine modifications was the upgraded KKK turbos, full sports exhaust, cylinder head revisions, new re-profiled camshafts as well as an RS spec flywheel (rather than the standard dual mass item). The suspension was updated with a height adjustable kit from H&R to offer superb handling in both on-track and road conditions. The car was beautifully optioned in Oak Green Metallic over a black leather interior. In addition, the car was heavily kitted out with RUF cosmetic upgrades that include RUF 19″ wheels, RUF Integrated Roll Cage, RUF Sport Seats, RUF Floor Mats (RUF logo in Yellow), RUF Yellow Brake Calipers, RUF Pedal Set, RUF Short Shift Knob, RUF Steering Wheel, RUF Front and Rear Bumper, RUF Doorsills, and of course, RUF Instruments. Other than sitting approximately 30mm lower than standard, you’d be forgiven for thinking the car was almost on its stock platform until it’s started; A turn of the key brings a glorious engine note booming from the tailpipes. RUF figures give 0-100kph (62mph) in just 3.6 secs with a top speed of over 200mph. The powerful engine delivers its horsepower in a docile manner that is a pleasure around town, while the turbos will quickly make you feel as though you’re ready to make a pass down the Mulsanne Straight once you roll onto the accelerator. The absence of turbo-lag is supported by seemingly endless torque through the power band as the car delivers obscene amounts of power once you’ve crested 4000rpm, when the effects of 535 lb-ft of torque are felt launching you forward. Mechanical maintenance was most recently done on the car in 2018, including a major engine out service for replacement of all filters and fluid, a brake service, new clutch, air conditioning service, wheel refinishing to the original Silver color as ordered when new and new tires and has since covered approximately 200 miles. Being the ultimate generation air-cooled 911, this car is being offered today with performance figures that outclass even the most potent supercars of its era as well as carrying provenance that is second to none, having been built for the Porsche family. <br />215 1955 Austin-Healey 100/4 BN1 BN1L220856 $70,000 $90,000 N/R $43,680 €38,924 -38% Red over Black. Built on October 27, 1954, this smart Austin Healey 100 BN1 left the factory sporting Carmine Red paintwork over a simple black interior, with factory-fitted equipment including a heater and miles-per-hour speedometer, as this car was destined for export. According to the original invoice, a copy of which is included with the car, it was delivered new to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Campbell of Fountain City, Tennessee through Snider Motors in nearby Knoxville on April 4, 1955. The Campbell’s paid $3,149.60 for their new Healey—$1,949.60 of which they paid in cash, $600 they financed, and the remaining $600 they received for the ’50 Studebaker that they traded in. It was noted on the invoice that side mirrors and back-up lights were thrown in at no charge. Under the care of the just four owners since new, the majority of the car’s life was spent with the first two owners in Tennessee. The Robert’s retained the car for 11 years, keeping meticulous records of the service performed including hand written notes for every oil change and tire rotation. The second owner was similarly fanatical about both maintenance and record keeping for the nearly half a century he owned the car. The 100 underwent a comprehensive restoration in 1983, but the regular servicing has allowed the restoration to mellow well over the last 36 years into a nicely kept driver. During his ownership, the original 3-speed transmission was replaced with a 4-speed unit—the overdrive system was kept in place. Heading out east to its penultimate owner in 2014, it was acquired by the present owner in 2016. Since acquisition, the brakes, generator, and carburetors have all been rebuilt and a fresh set of Vredesteins have been fitted. With known ownership history from new and a healthy record of maintenance from the start, it would make an excellent tour and event car. Complete with the aforementioned original sales invoice, the factory body production card, the original 1955 owner’s handbook, a tool kit, the Heritage Certificate, and stacks of receipts and records, this potent Roadster that offers great driving pleasure and style. <br />216 2006 Bentley Continental Flying Spur SCBBR53W36C034052 $30,000 $40,000 N/R $24,640 €21,957 -18% Double Black. This 2006 Bentley Continental Flying Spur was delivered new to the North American market and has remained here since. The luxurious sports saloon is finished in business-like black over a black leather interior, and the cabin is adorned with a long list of amenities including beautiful wood-veneer and aluminum finishes. The Bentley has had owners all over the US, and total mileage is recorded over 92,000 miles at the time of cataloging. The CARFAX report notes a sideswipe accident in 2014. This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a spectacular four-door Bentley who’s retail price when new rivaled that of a modestly sized home. <br />217 1988 Porsche 930 Turbo WP0JB0937JS050346 $80,000 $100,000 N/R $75,600 €67,368 -6% Cherry Red over Champagne leather. Finished at the factory in Zuffenhausen on October 22, 1987 and delivered new to El Paso, Texas, this 930 is trimmed in the Cherry Red (it should be noted that the Certification of Authenticity notes the original color as Carmine Red but the label on the car indicated CherryRot/G4) over Champagne Special Leather with Leatherette beltline, and was ordered from new with a full complement of factory options including alarm system, Blaupunkt ‘Reno’ radio, steering wheel with raised hub, limited slip differential, stone guard foil, and power sunroof. Spending the first few years of its life in Texas, it moved to California in the mid-1990s where it remained until heading to the Northeast in 2015. Meticulously maintained, it comes with lots of receipts documenting regular maintenance. It is as clean on the top as it is on the bottom. Retaining its correct Fuchs wheels, and showing under 46,800 miles — a figure corroborated as original by its clean CARFAX report. The seller reports the car to be a strong running, well sorted car that is just as happy cruising at triple digit speeds on the highway as it is burning up the twisties. This largely original 930 Turbo in a unique and special color scheme will no doubt continue to thrill and excite. The experience at the wheel of this beast will provide the closest thing to a time machine, taking you back to an era when electric nannies like stability control were barely wisps in the burnt rubber emanating from this Turbo’s massive rear tires. <br />218 1964 Porsche 356C T6 Coupe 218390 $70,000 $90,000 N/R $76,160 €67,867 Mid Glasurit Light Ivory over Red leather. This fully numbers-matching 356C coupe is described as being well-known since the early 1990s in the Raleigh, North Carolina area, where it was maintained for many years by the consignor’s shop, European Performance. The car had been repainted black, although the original red interior had been retained. In 2013, after a decade of ownership, the owner commissioned a full rotisserie restoration. Part-way through the project, health issues prompted a sale to the consignor, who completed the full restoration. Completed in 2016, the work included returning the car to its original color of Glasurit Light Ivory. There is a fresh interior of supple red leather and correct square-weave German carpeting supplied by well-known marque specialist Autobahn. All five correctly-dated (6-64) steel wheels are properly painted the factory-original silver. The tail-lamps wear European bi-color lenses. The engine, transaxle, brakes and other systems were properly overhauled, and the car is described as being is as-new condition. Although little else is known of this car’s original ownership, its odometer showed a mere 96,598 miles at the time of cataloguing, which may be the correct total. The consignor states that other than sorting-out miles following the restoration, this car has been displayed in his company’s showroom. Supplied with its correct jack, spare wheel and tire, a partial tool kit, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, and a file of service and restoration invoices, this little 356 is ready for its next owner to drive and enjoy, offering the timeless styling and reliability for which Porsche is known. <br />219 1989 Porsche 930 Flachbau Cabriolet WP0EB0936KS070543 $175,000 $250,000 $249,200 €222,064 Mid Guards Red over Black leather. This exceedingly rare Porsche 930 Turbo Cabriolet Slant Nose was produced in the final nine-month production run of the original 930 Turbo, during which time these cars were fitted with the desirable Getrag G50 5-speed manual transaxle. Combining the factory Slant Nose configuration and the upgraded transmission, this model remains among the most cherished of the celebrated 930 Turbo. Originally purchased by Dr. Jack Frost, a prominent Iowa collector and enthusiast who at one-point owned GT40 P/1059, this 930 was precisely optioned by his keen eye: traditional Guards Red paint, a black leather interior with matching red contrast stripes, and most importantly M505- the slant nose. As a devotee of the thrills of driving, he opted for European delivery of the car and used the opportunity to take himself and his wife on an extended road trip holiday across the continent. Upon returning to the United States, the vehicle was sympathetically driven over the years and subsequently, a remarkable odometer reading of roughly 6,000 miles can be seen on the dash. Upon Dr. Frost’s passing, the vehicle remained in the family and his son has taken over the stewardship of the vehicle as of 2014. As the convertible had been sitting for quite some time, the car was put in the hands of Stalltek to ensure the vehicle was in fine working order. Today, the vehicle runs and drives beautifully and will make one more trip to Stalltek for further fine tuning before the sale. As it stands, the vehicle is entirely original and has never been repainted by its owners outside of minor rock chip repair. In addition, the vehicle will be delivered with a considerable selection of extras including custom WERKS floor mats, factory tools, manuals, wind deflector, original tires, and tonneau cover just to name a few. Furthermore, a COA and Dr. Frost’s personal correspondence with the Porsche factory will be included. This 930 presents an incredibly opportunity to acquire one of the finest Slant Nose Cabriolets in the country. It has been incredibly well preserved over the years and is ready for its next owner to use and enjoy <br />220 1989 Nissan Skyline R32 GTR BRNR32003106 $50,000 $60,000 N/R $44,800 €39,922 -10% Metallic Grey over Grey. On offer is a seldom seen stock example of the venerable R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R. While its time in its homeland remains obscured due to a language barrier, the vehicle’s 25,000 accrued miles indicate a coddled life of limited use. The current owner wisely purchased the vehicle in 2012, 2 years before its legal inclusion on U.S. soil was allowed, while the vehicle was still in Japan. Once the vehicle achieved its 25th birthday, the GT-R was imported and delivered to the state of Louisiana where it has lived ever since. A good amount of simple restorative work was completed to keep the car in tip top shape. Inside, the digital clock was refurbished by Joel Hinkle and the OEM radio was replaced by old stock of the same unit- the non-functioning original will be included. Furthermore, the speakers were replaced with OEM equivalent Kickers and the AC system had a number of O-rings replaced. In addition, the rear window trim has been replaced, and the original will also be included. Mechanically, the clutch master cylinder, slave cylinder, brake booster, fluids, and belts have received attention and the MAF sensors were re-soldered. The work done to the GT-R has also been documented within receipts on file at the time of sale. Protecting the Skyline, Koshi of Excessive Detailing in Houston applied Xpel film on the front surfaces while Ceramic Pro 9H has been applied on the rest of the exterior. 3M crystalline window tint has also been installed to block UV light. The vehicle will also be offered with an extra set of OEM wheels and tires. The R32 exists as one of the holy grails for any Japanese car collector, and unmolested, stock examples like the one presented here should remain an object of desire for many decades to come. <br />221 1969 Porsche 911E Coupe 119 200 650 $100,000 $125,000 N/R $103,600 €92,319 Mid Grand Prix White over Tan leather. Fitted with desirable factory appointed options such as a roll bar, air conditioning, and White paint, this 911E makes for quite the proposition. Prior to this 911’s acquisition by the well-known Pino Angiulli of Milano Auto Repair, it was believe that the vehicle sat dormant without operation for nearly 20 years. In 2007, a restoration commenced in order to get the Porsche back on road. The work was comprehensive with a full bare-metal blast and repaint and on the mechanical front the drivetrain, suspension and brakes were all rebuilt. Inside, the cork leatherette was reupholstered. As a result of this substantial work, the vehicle was awarded first place at a PCA Concours in the Garden State. 911s have proved to be a staple of any substantial car collection and this well sorted example will surely find itself in the hands of an enthusiast owner. <br />222 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster 1E12683 $100,000 $140,000 N/R $145,600 €129,745 4% Opalescent Gunmetal over Grey leather. $100k restoration at some point with modern-day technology to alleviate the features most often negatively associated in the E-Type. The body was carefully gone through with any damaged sections replaced with brand new Martin Robey sheet metal and professionally welded to ensure tight fit and factory quality alignment. The finished body was stripped, professionally finished with two dual stage primer coats, four layers of PPG basecoat in brilliant blue, another four layers of PPG clearcoat, and finally wet sanded, polished and buffed. Inside, the interior was professionally finished and installed in grey hides, the steering wheel was replaced with a new Motolita 15″ unit, and the stereo was discretely fitted with an iPod jack. On top of it all, a new Stayfast canvas convertible top in navy with a matching black convertible boot cover was fitted. The engine, from a later Series II car but mechanically very similar to the 4.2 liter six that was originally fitted in the car, was professionally rebuilt and fitted with a new solid state SU fuel pump, distributor with electronic contacts, ceramic coated headers, and an ANSA exhaust system. Ahead of the motor, a modern, aluminum radiator built especially for E-Types was installed. Additionally, the rear differential was completely rebuilt with new bearings and gaskets and the shell powder coated. Between that and the engine, a 5-speed manual transmission from a Toyota Supra was fitted for crisp, fast shifting action and an extra gear for cruising. The drivetrain wasn’t the only thing to receive attention, however. All six shocks were replaced with adjustable gas-filled pipes made just for the E-Type, Wilwood brake calipers gripped new pads and rotors, and new tires shod the freshly chromed rims. 1,975 miles since. Sold on a salvage title. via Bonhams Greenwich ’14 $86k & Bonhams Greenwich ’18, not sold $80k. <br />223 1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre Le Mans Tourer Rep. HB3410 $525,000 $575,000 $472,500 €421,048 -10% British Racing Green over Green. RHD. G.G. Law, UK (1), Arthur Mulliner Weymann Saloon coachwork fitted, W.K. Chalmers (2), G. Dawson (3), unknown, G.K. Stratton ’51, Vanden Plas coachwork fitted, J.M. Hancox, J.E. Crossman ’55, crashed and rebuilt with another frame and front axle from AB3354, C.J. Teal ’70s, J.A. Murch, restored, engine from ST3024 fitted, restored by Oxford Coach Co. and McKenzie-Guppy, Tony Robison built replica Le Mans tourer coachwork fitted, Germany from ’80s, Greg Johnson, CA, USA ’90, Rodger Morrison ’03, James Stickley 03, via Stanley Mann to Hugh Apthorp, UK ’08, vendor ’10. Today, HB3410 is still in very good condition thanks to the last 40 years of caring ownership and meticulous maintenance. Recently, the car was checked over by a Vintage Bentley specialist and is in very good order throughout. It is also one of the nicest driving 4½ that this specialist has driven. The 3.3 axle ratio with fitted electronic overdrive makes the car an almost effortless high-speed cruiser, and the car handles beautifully. An-yone who has ever driven a well setup 4½ liter Bentley will testify to their fantastic balance of power, handling, and comfort. Few other cars from the 1920s can match them, especially over long distances. 2019 is the centenary of the Bentley marque, and is thusly the time to get behind the wheel of one of these legendary machines. HB3410 has a continuous history and has recently been documented by Dr. Clare Hay. It is a superbly set up 4½ Bentley that will be an excellent car for celebra-tion events, or on high speed rallies such as the Colorado Grand or Cop-perstate 1000. This is a Vintage Bentley for the true enthusiast that wants to enjoy the open road and let the timeless exhaust note leave a smile on their face. <br />224 1950 Fiat 1500 Farina Cabriolet 369815 $150,000 $175,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Blu Metallizzato over Nero. This charming example was sold new in Italy to Sig. Alessandro Alexandri in the summer of 1950. Period photos show a proud Alexandri behind the wheel of his glimmering new coachbuilt FIAT. Around 1952, it is believed to have changed hands and was put into service as a promotional vehicle for US Salco; an Italian cycling team. Another period shot shows the car painted up with the team’s logo on the door and a handful of ready cyclists sitting on the hood. The FIAT remained in Italy for much of its life, and in the 1980s was discovered in complete, but somewhat tired condition by the owner of an Italian restoration shop. Over the course of nearly twenty years, he personally and painstakingly restored the FIAT from the ground up. The aluminum coachwork is formed over a steel wire frame, a technique best known as “Superleggera” and perfected by Carrozzeria Touring. Restoration photos show the car was carefully disassembled, and the wire structure was painstakingly rebuilt before the coachwork was carefully restored. When the project began, some of the bespoke exterior trim was missing, including the bumpers which the owner subsequently reproduced in aluminum based on period photos. The restoration consumed over 3,000 hours, and when completed, the car was proudly featured on the cover of the February 2002 issue of Auto d’Epoca, a copy of which is included in the file. Possibly a future entry to the Italian Mille Miglia rally, this charming and rare FIAT 1100 Cabriolet by Stabilimenti Farina is a fine example of early Italian coachbuilding artistry. The sale of the car includes documentation of the restoration, the magazine article, copies of period photographs, and the original Italian registration logbook. This rare and fashionable Fiat 1100 Cabriolet is a beautiful, enjoyable automobile that captures the essence of Stabilimenti Farina’s signature sophistication. <br />225 1939 Delage D6-70 Figoni et Falaschi DHC 51740 $500,000 $600,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Black over Red leather. RHD. This stunning Delage was built from the start to win shows and get noticed. Finished with a one-off three-position drophead coachwork by the legendary French atelier Figoni et Falaschi, the car made its debut at the 1939 Concours d’Elegance au Bois di Boulogne where it took the gold medal. Remaining with its first owner for decades, it survived WWII hidden away in Portugal. Undisturbed and undiscovered until well after the hostilities had ended, it was rediscovered and restored by its second owner in 1974. Upon completion of its restoration, the Delage droptop was featured on the cover of François Jolly’s tome on the model, Delage: Le D6-70 et Ses Evolutions. Fifteen years after its discovery in Portugal, the car was shown with much fanfare in Paris at Retromobile on the Delage stand where it was viewed and inspected by both Patrick Delage and Claude Figoni. Making its way stateside in 2001, it entered the collection of the current owner 13 year ago. The restoration, while mellowed over the decades, continues to show very well although it could use some freshening in places. The color palette is excellently chosen though, with the royal blue beautifully complementing the richly trimmed red leather interior. Mechanically, the car has undergone a sizeable amount of recent work at Automotive Restoration in Stratford, Connecticut. Reported be a strong and capable runner, the ingenious Cotal shifter offers smooth, seamless shifting on the fly and the unique advantage of having both four forward and four reverse gears—should you wish to see what the car will do in top gear going backwards. Complete with it recent service records from the current owner, this stunning machine is sure to continue to impress and draw attention just as well today as when it debuted four score years ago. With the marque’s stellar racing pedigree, this Delage would be equally capable participating in a renowned tour such as the Colorado Grand, Copperstate 1000, Going to the Sun, or California Mille as it would motoring across the lawn at the next concours. <br />226 1929 Packard Custom 8 640 Touring 172900 $50,000 $70,000 N/R $25,760 €22,955 -48% Maroon over Black leather. This charming barn-find Packard is an extortionately complete example of the desirable 7-Passenger Touring variant. According to the chassis plate mounted on the firewall, the Packard was delivered new on October 24th, 1929 -more commonly referred to as ‘Black Thursday’- The first day of the 1929 Stock Market Crash. The selling dealer was Plemmons Motor Co. and the first owner was Mr. Frank Barnard. Mr. Barnard was in the lumber business, and as business got tough and the Packard too expansive to run, he put the car in storage at his home in Norfolk, CT. The car remained in the family, tucked away in storage for almost its entire life. After very recently being removed from the barn, new tires were installed and the wheels correctly refinished in black. Aside from a sympathetic clean up and fitting of the new wheels and tires, the Packard remains in its as stored condition. It is always nice to find a Packard which has been hiding, but very few have been in single family ownership for such a long period and are as original and complete as this. Surviving today, this Packard is an opportunity not to be missed. <br />227 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe 111.026.12.003702 $70,000 $90,000 N/R $32,480 €28,943 -54% Ferrari Sky Blue over Parchment leather. This particular Mercedes-Benz 280SE was delivered new to Germany with a 3.5-liter engine fitted. Its first owner was a Mercedes-Benz dealer in the Bremhaven. According to the current owner, the dealer, who was fairly old school, did not like the new Bosch injection system and had his technicians remove the 3.5 to fit the current 6-cylinder 2.8 liter engine. The consigner purchased the car in 1985 while stationed in Bremhaven as a member of the U.S. Army. It was shipped back to the U.S. in 1987. At the time, the car was still in very original condition and painted dark green. The consign-er stored the car for quite some time, and in 2000 he decided to restore it. This restoration was entrusted to the Mercedes-Benz experts at Bud’s Benz in Douglasville, GA. The car was finished in Ferrari Sky Blue, which is very close to the Mercedes-Benz 906 blue. During this restoration A/C was also fitted to add to its usability in the southeast. It was also fitted with an updated sound system with a smartphone input. Since the completion of this restoration, it has been well cared for and Bud’s has also done all the recent maintenance. This past year the interior was redone in parchment leather and presents beautifully. Running and driving very well, this wonderful two owner 280SE is an extremely useable classic. It would be a great car for weekend shows and as a comforta-ble driver’s car on weekends. <br />228 1949 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Roadster 670181 $300,000 $350,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Cream over Red and Biscuit leather. Produced three-quarters of the way through the production run, chassis ‘181’ was completed at the Jaguar works 69 years ago on March 17, 1950. Its recently accessed Heritage Certificate notes that the car was shipped to the US and supplied through Hoffman’s New York agency for Jaguar. As new, it would have looked as it can be seen today with cream paintwork and a red and biscuit leather interior. Its first owner is not charted, but within a few years the car was resident in Maryland in 1955 and thanks to research by its current owner, the history picks up at this point being owned first by Robert Young in August that year, then Robert Brown two years later. It was purchased by his mother in 1961 from Brynmawr Sports Cars, in Pennsylvania. Used and enjoyed for many years, it was ultimately laid up for a similar period. Roughly 10 years ago having inherited the Jaguar, the son reports that he decided to honor the car and his family’s ownership by restoring it from the ground up. That process has continued until the end of 2018, the car recently emerging from its rebuild. Along the way it was discovered that the front fenders had at some point been replaced with steel units, suggesting perhaps that it may have had some early racing and received damage to them, but regardless the decision was made to have correct ones copied and replaced in aluminum. A white hue was chosen for the bodywork and the interior matches the original. As it stands today, the car has a handful of miles on it and can be considered as ‘running in’. The most covetable of its series, this freshly restored example offers a show or tour car, or an upgrade from the standard production cars that succeeded it. <br />229 1971 Porsche 911T Targa 911 111 110 088 $50,000 $60,000 N/R $47,040 €41,918 -6% Tangerine over Black. This striking ‘Tangerine’ Porsche and was selected by its owner as a car that fitted his high standards of originality and authenticity but provided a usable, driver quality example. Its Certificate of Authenticity states that the car was delivered with the engine it retains and quotes supply in this color, as well as confirming that the black leatherette and corduroy seats are original. Other options included Comfort Equipment, Light Metal Wheels and Michelin tires. Not mentioned but seemingly also fitted as new was the rear wiper option. Completed in July 1970, the ‘T’ Targa is supported with important and interesting documents which trace original ownership in Germany as per its Fahrzeugbrief where it was delivered new to a Dietbald Krautle of Welfshalde on September 6, 1970, who kept the car for one whole year, selling it then to Klaus Rampercer on September 6, 1971. At some point it migrated to North America, we believe in the 1980s, a journey which is recorded by a handful of Polaroids showing the car being containerized. It is understood to have come to the US through Canada and was acquired by the current owner in 2012 on the West Coast. As viewed today, the Porsche has an unmistakable honesty to it, of particular note is the interior which is a combination that in preference to leather provides warmth and comfort in all seasons, versus the ‘over hot’ or ‘over cold’ of hide. Those interior seats show some age, but not excessive wear and the dash in particularly good condition. In addition to the noted papers a period handbook and wallet are also on file. Offering Porsche motoring and touring at an entry level, this is an appealing and reassuringly un-messed with example. <br />230 1951 Alfa Romeo 6C2500SS Pininfarina Cabriolet 915922 $600,000 $750,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Rosso Nero over Crema leather. RHD. Kosta G.m.b.H., Germany (1), later to USA, Mr. Robert Agle, OH ’62 (2?), stored, Harold and Judy Johnson, TX ’90 (3). Restored in Blanco, CA vendor ’09 (4), mechanically restored, restored by Luzzago Bros, Concours star since. FIVA id card and docs. via Bonhams Scottsdale ’18 Not sold $650 – 750k. <br />231 1954 Kurtis 500KK MKK55 $200,000 $250,000 Not sold Not sold N/A While 500KKs were clothed in a variety of bodies, the SR-100 bodywork is widely considered among the prettiest and best made. Inspired by the coachwork of Vignale and created by renowned fiberglass wünderkinds Dick Jones and Jim Byers, the SR-100 debuted in 1953 at the Los Angeles Motorama as the Meteor SR-100 (with the “100” derived length, in inches, of the wheelbase). Shortly after the show, Jones moved to Colorado and Byers remained in California. Byers improved the look of the SR-100 bodywork and relaunched the body under his own name. Road & Track would go on to feature one such car on the cover of its February 1957 issue with the immodest headline, “The Byers Special—world’s most beautiful sports car?” The Byers body found its way onto rather pedestrian Ford chassis, but it was most capable when atop a Kurtis chassis. Steve Salem of Manhattan Beach, California wanted the best of the best when he put together this 500KK in the mid-1950s. Adapting an early Byer’s body to fit on the 90″ wheelbase of the Kurtis’s frame (the earliest Byer SR-100s were in fact built for 90″ wheelbases), he installed a modified 320ci GMC inline-six to power his beast. Intended for the 1954 running of the Carrera Pan American but not finished in time for the event, the Kurtis found fame as a featured car in the 1958 Petersen Publishing Trend Book, Sportscar Specials. The pictures featured were so admired by Jim Byers that he would use them in his own literature and press releases to promote his machines. After racing on the West Coast from 1955-1962, the car made its way to Texas in the late 1970s where it was discovered by the seller in the late 1980s. Found in sound shape but fitted with a more modern drivetrain, the Kurtis was torn down and restored back to its former glory. Consulting with Mr. Salem, the first owner, the Kurtis was fitted with a period-correct, modified DeSoto Firedome Hemi V8, replica Halibrand knock-offs built by P.S. Engineering, and a slick paintjob by custom car painted Zig Ebel done in the style of the Carrera Pan American car it was original built to be. Debuting at the 1992 Monterey Historics, it would be shown on the lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance the next year—where it was reunited with its original owner for the first time in three decades—and continue to appear and successfully compete at the Monterey Historics (and later Reunion) as well as other vintage races for another two decades. Re-restored in 2006, the Kurtis again took to the concours lawn at the 2011 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance as part of a class of Kurtis road and race cars. Offered today as a capable entry into any number of vintage races, it is also eligible for highly sought-after tour events such as the Colorado Grand, California Mille, Copperstate 1000, and Going to the Sun events. <br />232 1997 Lamborghini Dialbo VT ZA9RU37P4VLA12621 $175,000 $200,000 N/R $123,200 €109,784 -30% Blu Chiaro over Bianco and Blu. This Diablo VT Roadster left the Sant’Agata factory at the end of 1996 in the striking color scheme of Blue Chiaro over cream white bolsterS with matching blue center leather seats and was delivered new to California in the summer of 1997. Remaining out West between California, New Mexico and Nevada for the first five years of its life and accumulating a under 2000 kilometers a year (all Diablos have odometers in kilometers, even US market cars such as this one), it would head to the East Coast in August of 2002, residing in Virginia and Florida until 2004 when it was acquired by its long-time Virginian enthusiast. The owner of the car for the past decade and a half has been a careful and meticulous custodian. While records from the first three owners and seven years of the car’s life are scant, the subsequent 15 have seen regular and systematic maintenance performed with receipts of file totaling over $163,000. In addition to regular service, the Lambo has been subject to a selection of performance and cosmetic enhancements including color-matched three-piece 19″ HRE wheels, Sebring Tuning exhaust, carbon fiber instrument cluster and center console covers, upgraded Pioneer sound system with head unit mounted screen and back-up camera, and a screen mounted in front of the passenger. A set of blue fire extinguishers, matching the rest of the color scheme, have also been mounted just behind the passengers. The extensive CARFAX report records the history of the vehicle from new. It should be noted that, as with many Diablos with odometers that read in kilometers, confusion as to the actual mileage thanks to incorrect readings by the DMV and flip-flopping conversions from kilometers to miles and back again has rendered the car to be titled as “true mileage unknown” with the odometer showing 37,788km at the time of cataloging. This all-wheel drive, 200mph monster of the 1990s is complete with its owner handbook and leather folio as well as heaps of receipts. The subject car of innumerable posters that hung on the walls of thousands of teenage enthusiasts in the mid- to late-1990s, these Diablos are being rediscovered as one of the most exciting supercars of its era. And rest assured, despite being two decades old, it’ll still turn heads where ever it goes! <br />233 1936 Bentley 4.25 litre Vanden Plas Tourer B138GA $600,000 $800,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Burgundy and Black over Burgundy leather. RHD. Completed in 1936, the car on offer was dispatched to Vanden Plas coachbuilders and fitted with body 3441. It is only the second Tourer built by Vanden Plas on the 4¼-Liter chassis, the first and sister car being B 22GA, which was delivered to Malcolm Campbell. In total, Vanden Plas built just twelve tourers on these chassis. It is also believed that of those twelve tourers, only the car delivered to Mr. Campbell and this one were fitted with a low windscreen. According to the historical records, the car was finished in maroon over black with maroon leather and delivered to its first owner, a Mr. W.G. Jordan, on March 25, 1936. By 1939 the car was owned by Major P.R. Davies Cooke, who retained the car during the war. Following the war, in 1946, the car was purchased by a Mr. Peter, who at the time was working as an apprentice at the Rolls-Royce Crew Works as a production road tester. According to a letter from Mr. Riley he enjoyed the car a great deal, entering it in a number of hill climbs, sprints, rallies, and many Bentley Drivers Club events. In fact, he entered the car in the 1950 Welsh Rally and finished 2nd overall, two places ahead of the legendary Sydney Allard. The car passed through the hands of a few other well-known owners, including noted London broker Richard Hicks, before being purchased by Charles Howard. In the late 1980s the car was purchased, in a partially dismantled state, by Mr. Michael Bradfield, a one-time chairman of the Bentley Driver Club. During the late 1980s and early 1990s Mr. Bradfield commissioned a total and complete restoration with bills totaling 140,000 pounds. The car then passed to Mr. Bo Zarnegin in 1995, and then to Mr. George Rombouts-Howitts in 2003, who commissioned a great deal of further restoration work carried out by Fiennes Engineering, Alpine Eagle and Wildae Restorations. Mr. Rombouts-Howitts used the car on various rallies and tours, but maintained the car so meticulously that he was awarded 3rd in class when he showed the car at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2009. The car later became part of the renowned collection of Sir Anthony Bamford before being acquired by its current owner. Representing thoroughbred motoring at its very best, this iconic Vanden Plas Tourer represents one of the highest pinnacles of the Derby Bentley. With its active competition history and its extraordinary long-term ongoing preservation by marque specialists, the opportunity to acquire this car should give the next owner much pleasure, as well as an undoubted invitation to multiple prestige motoring events worldwide. via Bonhams Quail ’16 $660k. <br />234 1923 Bugatti Type 23 Torpedo Sports BC002 $300,000 $400,000 $200,000 €178,221 -33% Red and wood over Black leather. RHD. This well-known survivor of the original pear shape-radiatored Bugatti is charted in Bob King’s excellent works “Bugattis in Australasia”. It is this respected author that is responsible for the car’s presence today. Dr. King acquired this original long wheel base chassis, which had been saved by Australian Gavin Campbell in 1960 and married it to a series of other components that he had amassed over the years with the help of David Roberts, many of which came from a crashed Brescia, no. 2569. Sadly, the frames of these early Bugattis are not numbered and so it was not possible to decipher which car it had originally belonged to, but since its rebuild and in line with Bugatti Owner’s Club attributions to encourage people to restore these cars it has since been designated as BC002, being the first such car to have received their acceptance (BC001 being retained by Hugh Conway for a project himself). The engine used, number 892, had previously been fitted to chassis 2526, yet was renumbered at some point as 2566 for reasons unknown, with the opportunity to enhance its road going capabilities this was bored out to the 1,496cc specifications of the final cars. The Bugatti running gear was clothed by King with the present pretty boattail coachwork which was constructed by Harry Donders in Melbourne and is a copy of a period body that notably featured in the Autocar in October 1922. The car was completed in 1978 in time for the Australian Bugatti Rally in Canberra, in doing so it had enabled him to return another Bugatti to the road and to enjoy participation among other enthusiasts and would then be used by King for countless tours. The current custodian was a long-term friend of Bob King and a passionate enthusiast of the marque having previously owned five including the Atalante T57C 57557 purportedly Jean Bugatti’s personal car and was able to negotiate this car’s purchase in 1995. Over the course of the last 22 years, it has continued to be used on various events including the 2003 International Bugatti Meeting in Lenox, Massachusetts. Later it received a mechanical rebuild by John Schramm of Mechanical Restorations in Rockland, Maine. Most recently, at the custodian’s invitation to Bob King, the Brescia was shown at the incredible gathering of ‘La Marque’ at Lime Rock and subsequent Bonhams-Sponsored International Bugatti Tour in Saratoga this past autumn covering several hundred miles. A minor damage to the gas tank while on tour, necessitated repair and a check over at a known Bugatti restorer. In preparation for the auction the car was driven by a Bonhams specialist and found to have lively performance and display all of the appealing features of these lightweight and nimble sportscars, specifically including their refined transmission. Accessing the esteemed Bugatti fraternity has a high entry point these days, and for a modest outlay in relative terms this offers the opportunity to experience all their lauded events as well, by definition, as hallowed events such as the Mille Miglia Storica. <br />235 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster 880937 $200,000 $250,000 N/R $100,800 €89,824 -50% Opalescent Dark Blue over Light Blue leather. Completed at Jaguar’s Browns Lane works on January 20th, 1964, this lovely Series I 3.8-Liter Roadster was originally finished in Opalescent Dark Blue, with matching blue soft top, and a neatly contrasting light blue leather interior (grey) with a darker blue accent piping – just as it appears today. As noted on the Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate, the factory left hand drive configured E-Type Roadster was dispatched from the Jaguar facilities on January 31st, 1964, and destined for the booming North American sportscar market, where a person by the name of E. M. Toscauo became the first owner. The E-Type is believed to have made its way to California before 1969, where it received a black and yellow California state license plate. In recent years, this spectacular Jaguar has been subject of a comprehensive restoration. Noted Jaguar specialist, Richard Jenkins, of Atlanta, Georgia completed this fine restoration, while David Ferguson of Images Auto Body in Campbell, California handled the body and paint. Some of the finer details of the restoration include a refurbishment of the engine and an overhaul of the transmission with new bearings, seals, and gaskets. The body was brought down to bare metal and received a fresh coat of the original factory color of Opalescent Dark Blue; a color very suitable for the elegant and sporty E-Type body. Additionally, the chassis was media blasted and the suspension components received equal attention. Far more work was carried out than can be fully detailed within this brief description, but it is reported that the work done to bring this Series 1 E-Type Roadster into excellent condition was thoroughly comprehensive, and the important post-restoration sorting and tuning has been carried out by Mr. Jenkins as well. Most importantly, the original engine and cylinder head have remained with the car since leaving the factory. The car will be accompanied by an owner’s hand book, tool kit, jack, and Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate. Expertly restored E-Types, like the one presented here, are highly sought after by collectors all around the world. With the vehicle on offer being in such fine condition, there is no better opportunity to put yourself behind the wheel of one of the most iconic sports cars of the 20th Century. <br />236 1974 Porsche 914 2.0 4742907096 $80,000 $100,000 N/R $89,600 €79,843 Mid Ravenna Green and Black over Brown leather. This spectacularly well preserved 914 was delivered to the Ted McWilliams Porsche+Audi dealership in Monroeville, PA, just east of downtown Pittsburgh, and was bought new by a gentleman named John Leahey of Pittsburgh, PA. Upon purchase, the 4-lug factory Fuchs were swapped out at the dealership for a full set of factory steel wheels, including the spare in the front trunk – a common practice at the time. Beyond being optioned with the desirable appearance group, John installed a radio, tartan seat covers, an electric washer pump, and the iconic Porsche embossed cocoa mats. “Froggy”, as it was known due to the dazzling Ravenna green paint, was fastidiously well taken care of by its first owner and was primarily used as the preferred mode of transportation on his summer trips to Lake Erie and the Jersey Shore. The constant waxing of the exterior and application of Armor All on the interior effectively vacuum sealed the entire vehicle, preventing any sort of deterioration. Beyond routine oil changes and the dealer relocating the fuel pump shortly after the initial purchase, the 914 remained untouched. Unfortunately, health issues prevented John from enjoying the Porsche and it was subsequently mothballed for many years in his garage, away from sunlight. In 2011, the vehicle was discovered by a serious 914 aficionado, and concours competitor in New Jersey. Shortly after purchase, he began a 10-month project, involving countless Q-tips, to prepare the vehicle for concours events. This painstaking project payed off once the car passed judgement and won three separate scored events, beating out numerous, beautifully restored 356s and 911s. Its most spectacular victory occurred at the 55th Anniversary NNJPCA show were Froggy scored a darn near perfect 224.5 out of 225 points. Soon after securing these accolades, the car was placed in the hands of a very good friend and fellow 914 enthusiast based in Greenwich, Connecticut. Since this change of hands, the car has been kept in a temperature-controlled storage facility and has been sparingly taken out on weekend drives. Today, the odometer shows just over 17,000 original miles, and it is surely one of the cleanest, most original, survivor 914s in the country. The paint truly glows in the sunlight and the unbelievably well-preserved brown leatherette interior shows barely any signs of use. Additionally, it will be accompanied by its pristine tool kit, jack, owner’s manual and COA. “Froggy” stands in a category all of its own. Low miles, desirable year, rare color, appearance group, and most importantly: original, unrestored, and unmolested. <br />237 1913 Renault Type DP 22/24HP Renaudin et Besson Coupe Chauffeur 37217 $200,000 $300,000 N/R $190,400 €169,667 -5% Black over Burgundy leather. RHD. This quite remarkable car has remained in the first owner’s family’s possession since it was delivered new in 1913. Its owners were a wealthy bourgeois family that always favoured the Renault marque. Most unusually for a car of this age, this 22CV model remains in outstandingly original condition. It was the vendor’s great-grandfather who had purchased the Renault in 1913, and the family even managed to hold onto the car during WW2, when its flat tires thwarted a requisition attempt by the German army. Of impressive size and powered by a 5.0-liter four-cylinder engine, the Type DP 22CV was one of Renault’s flagship models of the pre-WWI era. This hand-built car’s untouched bodywork retains its original, now slightly faded, paintwork while the interior, divided into two compartments, is likewise exactly as it was completed back in 1913. The driver’s compartment has two deep-buttoned seats trimmed in black leather (no tears evident) while the passenger compartment is luxuriously equipped in a manner benefiting what was an extremely expensive motor car. The high-backed rear bench seat is divided by an armrest and trimmed in deep-buttoned brown leather. Damask and braid has been used to line the sides and the roof, showing little sign of ageing, while interior illumination is courtesy of two small ceiling lights. A small leather-trimmed console contains a pocket watch, a mirror, a clothes brush, a notebook and pencil, and flasks for ink. A communications system enables the passengers to talk to the driver. Contained within the history file, the family’s memories, passed down from generation to generation, recall some significant episodes in the car’s history, including the original purchase. This was not straightforward, as Renault supplied only the bare chassis, leaving the final specification down to the individual customer. In the vendor’s own words: ‘For the body, to be constructed in wood, he (the first owner) went to Renaudin et Besson, 42 rue Campo Formio in Paris. The upholstery… and the interior decoration were chosen in consultation with my great-grandmother, in particular the damask wall coverings in green. For the driver’s compartment, Kirby Beard & Co was appointed (kilometric odometer and clock): this company was trusted since it supplied accessories for Rolls-Royce. The area that caused the most deliberation and controversy was the lighting: should it have an electric installation which, something my great-grandfather was convinced of, would increase the risk of fire because of the inevitable short-circuiting? Eventually a sensible solution was found: it would feature electric lighting for the interior passenger compartment only, to aid map reading! Consequently, the car had three different types of lighting: acetylene gas for the front headlights (compressed in a Magondeaux bottle on the running board), electricity for the interior passenger compartment and oil for the red lamp at the back… ‘Some time later… my father chose to store the valiant Renault in the corner of his garage, waiting for the right time to put it back on the road. The years passed and he decided to put it on blocks as the tires were showing signs of wear. This initiative saved the car and ensured it would be here today…’ Wanting to preserve the Renault’s unique originality, the owners never undertook any kind of restoration, and as a result this remarkably well-preserved car possesses a patina unmatched by any restoration. It is wonderfully redolent of the peaceful Edwardian era, which would soon be brought tragically to a close by the outbreak of the First World War. To sit behind the wheel of this car is to journey into the past. Worthy of the closest inspection, this unique Renault would grace any museum or private collection. The car is sold with the original owner’s personal registration plate, some postcards, and the chauffeur’s cap. via Artcurial Retromobile ’15, Not sold $343k. <br />238 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 CSX2328 $900,000 $1,100,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Red over Black. This 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 is a striking example of Carroll Shelby’s potent intercontinental sports car. At first glance, one immediately notices the sporty red paint, correctly painted wire-wheels, and appropriate white sidewall tires – all of which are described in the original specifications and early pictures of CSX2328. According to this Cobra’s extensive history file, Mr. Dodge Olmstead purchased CSX2328 on October 29th, 1964 from Cherner Motor Company in Washington, DC. As the copy of the original invoice states, the Roadster was well optioned with white sidewall tires, a luggage rack, wind wings, seatbelts, a radio, and an external rearview mirror- totaling $5791.75. Mr. Olmstead kept his red Cobra for about two years before trading it in February of 1966 with a 427 Cobra, CSX3173, through Archway Motors in Baltimore, Maryland. The next owner, Army Lieutenant Robert Whittacker, brought CSX2328 to Florida and painted the car a flamboyant metallic green. Then, before 1972, it was acquired by Michigander Mr. Ray Angus, who chose a demurrer silver for this Cobra. In the spring of 1974, noted Cobra expert and restorer Mr. Bill Kemper acquired this Shelby and returned it to its original red paintwork. In 1986, Mr. Seymour Levin acquired this special Shelby Cobra. For 24 years, he housed it in his collection in Pennsylvania before finally parting with it in 2010. That year, this car was given a sympathetic mechanical refresh before being sold to another enthusiast. When the previous owner purchased CSX2328, he made the decision to restore the exceptionally authentic Cobra to its original splendor. Importantly, the Cobra remained in largely original condition, with no records or signs of damage or misuse. Today, the Cobra’s original drivetrain operates wonderfully and possesses immense drivability thanks to rebuilt suspension and braking systems. Being a late production 289, this car is equipped with desirable, robust rack and pinion steering, factory side vents, and Ford electrics with Stewart Warner gauges- a combination considered the most desirable of all 289 Cobras. As one might imagine, given the extent of the restoration, this car is beautifully presented throughout. The original aluminum body is straight, and the vibrant red paintwork envelops the curvy lines exquisitely with a great luster. The exterior is capped off by the car’s original accessories, resplendent with an external rear view mirror, wind wings, wire wheels, front bumper, and white sidewall tires. While in the current owner’s care – a Texas based collector with a taste for show-winning 1950s and 1960s collector cars – CSX2328 has been professionally serviced and detailed and won the Palmetto Award at the 2017 Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance, while being applaud when shown at the 2018 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. CSX2328 is an excellent, numbers-matching example of the iconic Cobra complete with an extensive history file including: a picture of the car brand new with its original owner, the Shelby American order sheet specific to this car, the original customer copy of the bill of sale, the canceled check for payment in full, the original factory brochure, the factory invoices, and is noted in the Shelby American World Registry. Few cars have the iconic status of the original Cobra and combined with the drivability and condition of this example, this 289 is a great opportunity to acquire a timeless classic. <br />239 1960 Bentley S2 Continental DHC BC54LAR $200,000 $275,000 N/R $162,400 €144,716 -19% Midnight Blue over White leather and Dark Blue top. Park Ward design #991, 1 of 65 in LHD, via Jack Barclay to J. Robert Neal (1), features included power steering, a heavy-gauge frame, and, very rare for 1959, factory air conditioning, as well as a speedometer in mph, larger brake pedal, WindTone horns, AM/FM radio, and power antenna. Recent mechanical refreshing carried out by marque specialists included steering, suspension, transmission, differential, braking and exhaust systems, tuning, air-conditioning, and hydraulics, as noted in documents on file. The car appears to have a replacement engine. Documented provenance, and restored to the highest standard. It is truly for the collector who seeks only the rarest Bentleys. Stunning. via RM Monterey ’18 $174k. <br />240 1930 Cadillac Series 452A Fleetwood Roadster 7-952 $1,250,000 $1,500,000 $1,187,500 €1,058,190 -5% Light Green and Black leather. William Bryant, MI (1), Fleetwood Roadster (#29) coachwork fitted, Wilber Saunders ’50s (2), Richard Sahlin ’80s (3), restored by Bryan Joseph, Dr. Joseph Murphy ’90s (4), vendor ’10s, restored by Jeff Pearson & Sonny Elliot. Based on the original build sheet, this car retains all of its original, numbers matching components that were originally supplied with the car when it was built from new. The car retains its original Fleetwood tag as well as all of its original body wood which has been preserved in exceptional condition and is all clearly marked with the number “29”. The original engine, number 701056, has recently been serviced and has been properly and accurately detailed to show condition. The chassis shows equally well and would surely be a benchmark example at a Concours d’Elegance. The sporting V-16 Roadster was refinished in its original colors as specified on the build sheet. The black leather interior and rumble seat are in exceptional condition having been replaced just two years ago by Mark Larder, while Dan Kirkpatrick created a new, properly fitted top with correct side curtains that were copied from originals. It is believed that there are less than ten, authentic 1930-31 V-16 Roadsters in existence today. Marque experts believe that this very car is likely to be one of the best examples. Furthermore, the car was used as the model for Danbury Mint’s, well-known, die-cast 1930 Cadillac V-16 Roadster model. It has been featured in the books Sixteen Cylinder Motorcars by Roy Schneider and Walter Mc Calls 80 Years of Cadillac and La Salle. <br />241 1903 Oldsmobile Model R Curved Dash ? $50,000 $70,000 N/R $50,400 €44,912 Mid Black over Black leather. This 1902 Oldsmobile Model R Curved Dash Runabout is powered by a 7bhp single cylinder engine (rated 4½hp by ALAM) and has no truss rods, relying on the simple leaf spring suspension characteristic of the earliest Model Rs. It features a black livery with red accents on the wooden body is completed with black leather upholstery and matching canvas top. On all four corners chrome spoke wheels with white rubber tires can be found. This Olds was subject to a very fine restoration at an unspecified period of time, but as the vehicle sits today, still presents in wonderful condition. Driving America’s first “production” automobile is an experience that every enthusiast should enjoy. <br />242 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen Replica ? $50,000 $70,000 N/R $52,640 €46,908 Mid Green and wood. Purchased and constructed in the early 1990s, this John Bentley Engineering replica Benz presents in wonderful condition. From the wheels, to the metal work and the wood, all appear to be in fairly fresh condition. Featuring a delightful piece of late 19th century style, a Surrey type top can be found hoisted atop the machine and makes for quite an appearance whilst rolling by. A substantial piece of automotive history, this Benz Motorwagen replica is sure to make a fine addition to any car collection and perfectly illustrates the great leaps mankind has achieved in such a short period of time. <br />243 1911 Pierce-Arrow Model 48 Kimball Surburban 8488 $250,000 $350,000 N/R $207,200 €184,637 -17% Dark Green and Black over Black leather. RHD. Don C. Boulton’s powerful Pierce-Arrow Model 48 was custom-bodied by the C.P. Kimball Company of Chicago, one of the Midwest’s most noted coachbuilders of the Brass Era, as this particularly lavish and imposing formal limousine, or, in Pierce parlance, a Suburban. Interestingly, given its Chicago coachwork, it seems to have been delivered by I.C. Kirkham, of 1060 Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, and spent most of its life in New York State; a 1958-59 registration sticker is still on the windshield, and it was included in the 1961 Antique Automobile Club of America roster with Walter H. Church of Plattsburgh. Mr. Church exhibited the car in his museum at Ausable Chasm, near the Canadian border; among the history file is a sign from the museum, in both French and English. The car was eventually acquired from the Ausable Chasm museum by an owner in Massachusetts, who sold it in the early 1980s to Dr. Robert Krough of Newport Beach, California, a longtime Pierce-Arrow enthusiast. Dr. Krough reconditioned the car into running and driving condition, but, while impressed by its originality, he favored his open examples, and soon passed it to the well-known Pierce collector and historian, Patrick Craig. It was from Mr. Craig that Don C. Boulton acquired the Suburban, in 1988, beginning thirty years of ownership. Inspection shows that the car remains almost completely original; if the dark green and black lacquer finish is not original, it is old enough that it may as well be, while the interior is almost completely untouched. The Rushmore 1019 headlamps and Solar side lamps are still in place, but the car is missing what may have been a lamp on the cowl, and does not have matching hood hardware. A Selden plate is fitted in place of the data tag. It is, however, still fitted with many other, hard-to-find original components, such as the correct Pierce-Arrow carburetors, and has a discreetly mounted starter motor. Any Pierce ’48’ is a tremendous, special automobile, but to find one in such original condition, with a pristine custom body by one of this country’s finest coachbuilders, is a wonderful rarity. This car awaits display in the Preservation Class at the concours of its next owner’s choice. <br />244 1904 Pope-Tribune 6HP Runabout 525 $50,000 $70,000 N/R $68,320 €60,880 Mid Two tone Green over Black. RHD. Don C. Boulton was perhaps America’s foremost enthusiast of the Pope automobile and made an effort to gather as many examples from as many of the Colonel’s factories as possible – a feat in which he succeeded. Naturally he desired a Pope-Tribune and eventually purchased this car, which had been acquired as a chassis and engine. It was restored in a striking combination of pale green with a rich dark green chassis and moldings, tufted black leather upholstery, and a black victoria top. The bodywork was copied precisely by Art Bergstrom from an original 1904 Pope-Tribune that was also in The Henry Ford museum, using exacting measurements of the body and fenders. Accessories including Neverout lamps and “Ever-Ready” clock and combination speedometer/odometer. Very attractive and charming, this is a jaunty and cheerful automobile, with specifications far ahead of others of its time. Offered with a collection of correspondence, an original 1904 Pope-Tribune parts book, and a black-and-white reproduction of a manual, would be an ideal vehicle for one- and two-cylinder tours or, in the best tradition of Mr. Boulton, completing one’s collection of fine Pope-built automobiles. <br />245 1904 Peerless Type 8 Style K 24HP Quinby 585 $400,000 $480,000 $698,000 €621,993 45% Grey over Red leather. RHD. The Boulton Collection’s 1904 Peerless Type 8 is known to have been owned as early as 1945 by famed early collector George Waterman of Providence, Rhode Island. In the late 1950s it was acquired from Mr. Waterman by Don Pryor of Michigan, as an original and intact automobile. Mr. Pryor completed the car’s original restoration before selling it in the mid-1960s to Burton Upjohn of Kalamazoo, Michigan. In Mr. Upjohn’s ownership the Peerless was dated by the Veteran Car Club in 1968 as a 1904 model, with certificate no. 1136 and matching brass body plaque. It subsequently journeyed to England three times for the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. Back in its homeland it completed many Glidden Tours and other events, and was well-known enough to be featured, in all of its grandeur, in one of Henry Austin Clark, Jr.’s famous Long Island Automotive Museum postcards. It was also fine enough, following a cosmetic restoration and engine rebuilding by Michael Nash, that it won a National First Prize from the Antique Automobile Club of America in 1975 and Best in Show at the Greenfield Village show in Dearborn. Don C. Boulton had showed much interest in the Peerless over the years, and knowing Mr. Boulton’s reputation and his love for this particular automobile, the car was offered him by the Upjohn family in 1994 and soon acquired for the collection. Clearly visible even today is the quality of Mr. Nash’s restoration; unlike many jobs of its era, it was carefully performed, preserving the original wood and floor boards in the body which are still stamped with identifying numbers, indicating how fine an original automobile it was prior to the work. Similarly, the magneto box is still mounted with a New York Registered Motor Vehicle plate, no. 72086. The body and chassis are finished in a pale dove grey, accented with black and red striping, while the suspension is red to match the tufted leather upholstery. As with many tour cars some sympathetic modifications were made by Mr. Pryor for driving the Peerless on modern roads, including the installation of a Stromberg carburetor (with the governor removed), an electric starter, and modernized braking system. Even these tour features are well-integrated and impressive in their detail, accented by a period Jones 50MPH speedometer and Special Jeweled clock, as well as a well-made custom rear-view mirror, a three-piece set of luggage, and wicker side baskets. The Peerless is equipped with brass Autolyte headlamps, Solar model 41B headlamps, and a Badger Brass tail lamp. Offered with a selection of original brochures, receipts, and wonderful period articles from Horseless Age and The Automobile, this is a remarkable 115-year-old automobile that has, with only sympathetic restoration, survived intact – never subjected to heavy-handed rebuilding, the elements, or the scrap drives of two World Wars. Don C. Boulton firmly believed that in purity, power, and advancement, this was the finest American “Brighton” car. It was a point of pride, certainly, but also the stamp of approval from one of the U.S.’s great enthusiasts – a man who knew and loved his subject. <br />246 1912 Locomobile Model M Series I 48HP Roadster 5113 $200,000 $250,000 N/R $291,000 €259,312 16% Grey over Red. RHD. Don C. Boulton’s Model ‘M’ hails from the second series of production and was restored for the collection by Tim Ohlendorf of Ohlendorf Restorations in Beecher, Illinois, a well-known second-generation Brass car specialist, from a partially disassembled original car that had been owned by Mr. Boulton’s friend, Wayne Leonard. Based on a photograph of an original Model ‘M’ roadster, built for a Philadelphia client, Art Bergstrom produced this beautiful two-seater body, using authentic period methods, on a correct rolling chassis and engine acquired in Wisconsin. The car boasts such handsome period details as both dual rear-mounted spares and a sporty “mother-in-law” seat and tool box on the running board. The overall level of fit and finish is excellent, with a beautiful color scheme of grey with black moldings and burgundy striping, soft dove grey chassis and suspension, burgundy wheels, and tufted burgundy leather upholstery. The car is especially well-accessorized, including a Jones 100mph speedometer and clock; Locomobile-branded oil, temperature, amperage, and fuel gauges; and correct Locomobile-branded Solar lamps all around. Set up for driving on tours, the car is fitted with an alternator, discreetly mounted under the body and run off the driveshaft, as well as an inline fuel filter and electric starter; the lights have all been converted to electric operation. Accompanying the car is an original 1912-1914 Type R parts list; an original Locomobile instruction book; the photograph of the car that inspired its creation, as well as a letter from a descendant of its owner. In addition are an extensive file on the restoration, including receipts from Ohlendorf Restorations and numerous detailed pictures. Outside of the infamous ‘Old 16,’ there is likely no more sporting Locomobile extant. <br />247 1906 Pope-Toledo Model XII 35/40HP Roi des Belges 35-40-1821 $280,000 $350,000 N/R $318,500 €283,818 Mid Orange over Black leather. RHD. In 1951, Bob and Herb Horn, recent emigres from Iowa, opened Horn Bros. Cars of Yesteryear in Sarasota, Florida. In an era when roadside car museums were the norm, the Horns filled their facility with some truly exceptional early automobiles. The museum was sold in the mid-1960s to Walter Bellm, who continued to operate it until the mid-1990s. In its heyday, Cars of Yesteryear was a fabulous, weird and wonderful place, with the great cars of the Brass and Classic Eras complemented by Bantams, a Lincoln designed for Jacqueline Kennedy, and microcars hung off the walls and ceiling. The Horns brought this Model XII with them from Iowa, based on the period Hawkeye State registration no. 4639 still attached, as well as the Iowa license plates with which it was photographed in the museum in-period, including an appearance on the cover of the December 1954 issue of Car Life. After nearly forty years in the museum, the car was sold by Mr. Bellm to Fred Weber of St. Louis, from whom it was acquired by Don C. Boulton in 1991. The car’s present restoration hails from the Horn ownership and it maintains a good look for a car of its age and would benefit mainly from detailing. The red and black color scheme is well-suited to the ornate curves of the original body and bell-shaped radiator, and is picked up by elaborate hand-laid striping. Clearly the work was largely cosmetic and the car beneath remains well-preserved, as it retains all of its gorgeous original trim and such often-lost original features as storage drawers under the driver’s seats and additional compartments within the running boards. Leather aprons are mounted between the fenders and the body. The Selden plate is still attached, and the car carries its matching set of brass Solar model 626 cowl lamps, model 684 headlamps, model 404 tail lamp, and acetylene generator with pride. The dashboard boasts a J. Unghams 8-day clock, made in Germany, and a Jones 100 mph speedometer. Even the engine of this car is a work of mechanical art, with external overhead valve gear that is a joy to watch in operation. Certainly Mr. Boulton thought so, as after acquiring the Pope-Toledo he invested considerable time and money in returning it to operational condition. A significant file of restoration and repair receipts attests to this fact, and accompanies the Model XII along with two Pope-Toledo instruction manuals, many other documents and articles, and artifacts of its Horn Brothers and subsequently Bellm’s ownership. At the end of all this sound and fury, however, it is the advertising copywriters that said it best, and their poetry is worth quoting at length. Even today, it sells the car. “Buy a…Pope-Toledo, and your ‘right of way’ on any road, anywhere, will be absolute, supreme and acknowledged. It matters not what make ‘the other fellow’ drives, nor what price he paid, you can pass him if you want to. Isn’t it a great satisfaction to know that your car has this quality – even though you do not want extreme speed? It is positive assurance of Power, Power at the Wheels, Power for Emergencies, Power for Hills, for Sand and Heavy Roads; Reserve Power, so that your engine is exerting itself scarcely more than idling when bowling along at a 30 mile clip.” <br />249 1908 Welch Model 4-L 50HP 7 pass Touring 25 $250,000 $350,000 N/R $456,000 €406,345 30% Beige over Red leather. RHD. This Welch Model 4-L has had its history traced back to the late 1900s, when it was owned by Louis H. Perlman, the company’s distributor in New York City. Perlman used this car as the test bed for a new invention he had developed, a wheel rim that could be removed – or demounted – from the car to facilitate repairs and tire changes. Today Perlman is widely credited with the idea for the very first demountable rim, a feature which was tested by him on this very automobile. The car remained in the Perlman family until 1951, when it was acquired from his nephew’s estate in Montrose, New York, by two legendary early figures of the automotive hobby, Ralph Stein and Henry Austin Clark, Jr. “Austie” needs no introduction, while Stein is well-remembered as an illustrator and an author of several memorable books on early automobiles. In his book, The American Automobile, Stein noted that the car had been fitted with front doors in the Teens and the rear of its body covered by a “shroud” of metal to update its appearance, but it remained largely intact and had not moved since the mid-1920s. Ralph Buckley, among the most respected and talented early restorers on the East Coast, proceeded to return the Welch to its original beauty for Mr. Stein, preserving the original bodywork found under the metal “shroud”, installing a correct top and windshield, and carefully rebuilding the engine and drivetrain. Returned to exactly as it had been delivered in 1908, the Welch remained one of Mr. Stein’s pride and joys for many years, and went on to make an appearance on the cover of another of his books, The Treasury of the Automobile. Eventually the Welch was acquired from Stein in the early 1970s by Wayne and Carl Leonard, and then by his friend Don C. Boulton, who maintained it as one of the centerpieces of his wonderful collection. The Buckley restoration is still intact and has worn well, with a light and pleasant patina. An electric starter has been subtly mounted, for ease of operation. Accompanying are wonderful historical photos showing the car being retrieved from the Perlman barn, an original manual, photographs of the car coming out of the barn with Clark’s help, Stein with the restored car, and a small cache of invoices for Buckley’s restoration, as well as two spare sets of cylinder jugs. Copies of the articles from both Stein books are in the file and are recommended reading for seriously interested parties, as they go into further detail on the car’s engrossing specifications and remarkable mechanical features. This Welch is a wonderful survivor from the early days of the American collector car hobby, with history back to virtually the beginning of its life; an innovative test bed for a brilliant inventor; and an elaborate piece of engineering that is a treat to watch in operation. <br />250 1904 Pope-Waverley Model 27 Electric Stanhope 3260 $50,000 $70,000 N/R $100,800 €89,824 44% Burgundy over Black leather. RHD. The Boulton Collection’s Model 27 Stanhope hails from the inaugural year of Pope-Waverley production. It was formerly owned by Jack Skaff of Grand Blanc, Michigan, a well-known Brass car enthusiast, and is believed to have been restored prior to or during his ownership in the present rich burgundy with black leather upholstery, dashboard, top, and fenders. The car retains its Pope-Waverley-badged wheel hubs and running boards. Paperwork from Mr. Skaff describing the car is on file, and it appears to have been in the collection since at least the early 1990s. The car retains its 60-volt “Waverley Department” Type C4 Direct Current electric motor, and beautiful electric lamps with curved beveled glass lenses. With the restoration now somewhat aged, it shows some cracking and crazing to the finish, and the left-hand leather fender shows some damage; nonetheless it is still highly presentable throughout. Accompanying are a small file of receipts, the aforementioned Skaff documentation, and a photocopy of a Pope-Waverley instruction manual, undoubtedly very helpful to the new owner who intends to use this car as Colonel Pope intended. Also sold with the Pope-Waverley is an original period home charging station, in itself a fascinating piece of equipment! This is one of the most charming cars in the Boulton Collection, with wonderful character and highly charming details. <br />251 1911 Pope-Hartford Model W Portola style Runabout 8705 $300,000 $400,000 $291,000 €259,312 -3% Blue over Black leather. RHD. With only one authentic Portola Roadster remaining in existence, dedicated Pope enthusiasts such as Don C. Boulton were left to the creation of their own cars. Mr. Boulton acquired an original Model W engine and chassis, as well as a rear axle from a Pope fire truck, and commissioned the restoration of this car. The car is beautifully finished in a rich deep blue, with black moldings and a light blue pinstripe. Set up for touring, it is fitted with an electric starter and period Hartford friction-type shock absorbers, as well as a storage compartment for tools and such that is most cleverly built into the center of the double rear-mounted spares. Pope-Hartford-branded Gray & Davis headlights with matching model 934 cowl lights illuminate the way. Mr. Boulton’s friends recall this as one of his favorites for regional and national tours, of which it participated in several over the years. Accompanied by a collection of photographs and Mr. Boulton’s typical thorough file of restoration invoices, this handsome Pope-Hartford is also offered with copies of the original price list, parts manual, and sales brochure. It is among the most fun automobiles in this collection of high-horsepower Brass machines, and would undoubtedly be a real thrill for the new owner to take out and run on the open road, in the best tradition of its late caretaker. <br />252 1907 Matheson 50HP 7 pass Tourer 550 $250,000 $350,000 $212,800 €189,628 -15% Red over Black leather. RHD. One of four known surviving Matheson automobiles built in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, between 1906 and 1912, this 1907 ‘Big Four’ features a dramatic 50hp four-cylinder engine with a single overhead cam and fully exposed valve gear, creating a marvelous masterpiece of mechanical art that is as fascinating to behold as it is to ride behind. A similar version of this fabulous engine set a speed record at Atlantic City in 1906, carrying seven passengers over a measured mile in 50 seconds. It was in every degree the equal of more famous powerhouses of the period such as Thomas. In the 1970s Mr. Boulton’s longtime friend Wayne Leonard bought a Matheson ‘Big Four’ chassis and engine; Mr. Boulton then acquired, from “Red” Lander, another ‘Big Four’ chassis, out of California, as the basis for his own car. With the invaluable assistance of his longtime friend Ted Davis, patterns and castings were made off the Leonard car’s original engine, machined, and put together into a running engine on the bare Boulton chassis by Art Bergstrom and Mr. Boulton’s longtime mechanic, Charlie Trotman. Research indicated that Matheson had originally used bodywork by the J.M. Quinby Company of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. Mr. Boulton knew of a Palmer-Singer owned by well-known collector Herb Singe, Sr., of New Jersey, with Quinby coachwork very near the original Matheson design. Accordingly, a trip was made to New Jersey, and exact measurements taken to allow the recreation of an original Quinby body, made by skilled craftsman Stan Francis, on the newly completed Matheson chassis and engine. The result was completed in the late 1980s, to an exacting standard of nearly concours fit, finish, and quality, down to the correct belly pans (an unusual feature, similar to those used by Pierce-Arrow), Solar model 898 headlamps and side lamps, and Neverout acetylene generator. An electric starter has been discreetly added for ease of operation. The Matheson has been occasionally shown over the years, including in 2004 at the Meadowbrook Concours d’Elegance, but has largely been displayed inside the Boulton Collection for the admiration of friends and family. It is offered today with an exhaustive file relating to the restoration, side curtains, a Tonneau cover as well as an original Matheson brochure. This car is the ultimate tribute to Don Boulton’s love of the Brass Era automobile, as well as a remarkable piece of advanced engineering art. <br />253 1910 Knox Model R 40HP 7 pass Touring 3481 $175,000 $250,000 N/R $156,800 €139,726 -10% Dark Blue over Black leather. RHD. This 1910 Knox Model R was formerly exhibited at Automobilorama in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the museum of E.W. “Gene” Zimmerman. Zimmerman may have acquired the car, as he did many of his Brass Era automobiles, from the fabled Princeton Auto Museum of Albert Garnagigo in Princeton, Massachusetts, a collection that had begun in the 1930s and was one of the first of its kind in America. Later the car was owned by Allan T. Anglemire, who owned it for 25 years and appeared with it in many AACA and Horseless Carriage Club of America activities, including several Glidden Tours; in his ownership it was awarded the AACA’s Thomas McKean Tour Trophy in 1989, and was featured in the September-October 1995 issue of the HCCA Gazette as part of a comprehensive Knox article. On one of Mr. Anglemire’s later tours it was accidentally driven into a ditch and “turned turtle,” though amazingly there was little damage to the body except for the top, firewall, and the base of the rear seat. Don C. Boulton subsequently acquired the car at the famous Chickasha swap meet, and saw it restored back to the original glory, in a rich blue with black fenders, striped in red, and a deep carmine red chassis, wheels and suspension. All trim is nickel-plated brass, a $75 option in 1910. The leather upholstery was properly stuffed with horsehair, as would have been done in-period, and overseen by a black top and “The Automatic” brand folding windshield. Accessories include Rushmore headlights, Gray & Davis cowl lights and taillight, a Knox 8-day clock for the rear seat passengers, a Jones clock and 60mph speedometer for the driver, and a discreetly added starter. The level of detail throughout is delightful, including the folding jump seats, which resemble soda parlor chairs of the era, and the Knox name cast into the door sill plates. Offered with full copies of parts and owner’s manuals, as well as two spare trunks, this a particularly charming, powerful Brass car from one of the East Coast’s best-known early manufacturers. <br />254 1911 Pierce-Arrow Model 66-A Roadster 66750 $220,000 $300,000 N/R $324,000 €288,719 8% Burgundy over Black leather. RHD. Don C. Boulton had driven a good friend’s Model 66 and was immensely impressed by its performance. Accordingly, he set about restoring one for himself with his typical enthusiasm for the project and his many connections in the Brass world. A correct and genuine Model 66 frame and 1913 Model 66 engine were both acquired in California; interestingly early automobile registration archives indicate that a 66-horsepower car with serial no. 66750 was registered to a George Needham of Brooklyn, NY, a possible clue to the early origins of the motor. The body was produced to Mr. Boulton’s specifications by a skilled craftsman in Northern California, using the correct Pierce method of cast aluminum panels. Much of the restoration was completed by the noted Pierce specialist Allan Schmidt of Horseless Carriage Restoration in Escondido, California. Mr. Schmidt recently recalled the work performed by his shop between 2001-2002, having finished the body, restored the rear axles, transmission and front axles with new bearings, and mated it all together along with the rebuilt motor provided by Don Boulton. His shop did the final fitment of the body as well as paint, upholstery and all finish work. With extended touring in mind, a Gearvender overdrive was fitted, giving the car longer legs for highway travel, and disc brakes were installed on the rear axle for safety. An exhaust cut-out is just for fun. Finished in rich burgundy with gold striping and a black top with burgundy lining, the car has correct belly pans, as were used on Pierces of this era; a handsome set of Rushmore headlamps and Solar cowl lamps, converted to electric operation along with the addition of a starter motor; and a folding windshield, for driving in inclement weather. The driver has access to an electric horn, Warner Auto-Meter combination odometer/speedometer, and Chelsea 8-day clock, overseen by an instrument light. Typical of Mr. Boulton’s careful attention to detail, the car is still complete with its exhaustive file of invoices from the restoration, as well as an original Pierce-Arrow instruction book. Very few “Pierce 66s” remain in existence, and they are even more seldom offered for public sale, instead trading hands among a devoted fraternity of owners. The Boulton Collection’s example is among the sportiest extant, a true powerhouse that will be the center of attention for its new owner on their next Brass tour. It is an automobile that commands respect from its sheer presence. <br />255 1904 Haynes-Apperson Model F 18HP Rear Entrancce Tonneau 613 $180,000 $240,000 N/R $190,400 €169,667 Mid Burgundy over Black leather. This particular Haynes-Apperson is one of two surviving examples of the company’s most advanced product, the 1904 Model F, a rear-entrance tonneau with a surrey-style canopy and a conventional layout in which the engine was placed ahead of the body, in the modern fashion. In many ways the Model F was ahead of its time, having left-hand-drive and an adjustable steering column. It was also a dressy machine, with ornately designed bodywork with well-stuffed leather seats and an abundance of brass, including Phare Solar Model 27A headlamps and Dietz fender lamps and tail lamp, making it look every penny of its $2,550 list price. Don C. Boulton acquired the car a decade ago from Carl Leonard of Loveland, Colorado, as a partially completed restoration, retaining its original sheet metal, engine, and drivetrain. Mr. Leonard and his brother, Wayne, had purchased the car in Dunbar, West Virginia; it had originally come from Ohio. The body was reportedly still in extremely good condition for its age. As part of the restoration, the other surviving car was visited and inspected, so that full photo documentation could be used to return this Haynes-Apperson to its original glory. Today the car is finished in burgundy with black fenders, burgundy trim, yellow striping, yellow wooden wheels with black striping, and dark red chassis and suspension. The interior is upholstered in tufted black leather and overseen by the canopy top, with its distinctive “skeleton wood” headliner. Charming accessories include wicker side baskets and a wicker parasol holder, Phinney-Walker clock, and Stewart combination speedometer/odometer. Overall the restoration is still fresh, having only been completed in the last few years, and it is believed that the vehicle has seldom been run since its completion. It is accompanied by a large reference and history file, including photographs of the car as-acquired and extensive Haynes reference material. Every collection that focuses on the dawn of the automobile should include a Haynes-Apperson, and few are as visually impactful and potent as this 18-horsepower 1904 model – one of only two surviving examples of the ultimate automobile from Kokomo. Being a model last produced in 1904 it should be eligible for the London to Brighton run. It would be sophisticated, rare and fine-looking machine to make the historic journey to Brighton on. <br />256 1914 Oldsmobile Model 42 30HP Touring 84015 $20,000 $25,000 N/R $18,480 €16,468 -8% Burgundy and Black. The Model 42 offered here is a handsome older restoration, finished in rich burgundy with black moldings and fenders, varnished wood door caps, and an interior in synthetic leather, as well as varnished wooden wheels. Accessories include a New Haven 8-day clock and a rear-mounted spare. It apparently has a long history of enthusiast use, as it was listed in the 1961 AACA roster with Theodore Gruener; a brass tag identifies it as having been driven in a Bicentennial Ketchum Wagon Days Parade, presumably in Idaho, in 1976. Inspection shows that the car has clearly been serviced and used, as the engine appears relatively fresh and well-maintained, and it retains the original Olds Motor Works identification tag under the front seat. The color scheme is excellent and the black canvas top is in nearly-new condition. Long owned by a close family friend of the late Don C. Boulton, it has been on display alongside Mr. Boulton’s personal automobiles for many years. The owner has now consigned it to be offered here, alongside the Boulton cars, for the last time. This is a wonderful and cost-effective way to enter the fascinating world of Brass Era touring, in a comfortable, good-looking, and well-kept automobile from one of the great American names. <br />257 1907 Austin Model LX-T 60HP 7 pass Touring 25 $400,000 $500,000 $313,000 €278,916 -22% Cream and Brown over Brown leather. RHD. Only four of the Grand Rapids, Michigan-built Austin automobiles remain extant, of which the Model LX-T offered here is the only known 60hp, four-cylinder example. According to George Ferris’s definitive marque history, “Austin: The Highway King,” published in the March-April 1978 issue of Antique Automobile magazine, it was being driven to California in 1913 when it developed transmission trouble. The transmission was shipped back to the Austin factory, but for some reason was never returned, and the car was then stored until it was acquired, by the early 1950s, by Ray Zeund of Dixon, Illinois. Zeund sold the Austin around 1968 to Richard Pettingell of Ellenville, New York, who completed the restoration. Indications are that the work was largely cosmetic, as invaluable photographs, published in the article, show the car to have been well-preserved; it was complete except for the transmission and some of the lamps. Proper E&J headlamps, taillamp, and acetylene generator were sourced, and the body refinished in the correct color scheme of cream and brown with brown leather upholstery and genuine mahogany trim, exactly as described in Austin brochures. The dashboard was outfitted with a Warner Auto-Meter (combination speedometer/odometer) and Chelsea clock, illuminated by two lovely, small lamps with brass shades. A charming wicker basket, at the rear, provides space for spares and such. Mr. Pettingell drove the car on the 4,400-mile Transcontinental Reliability Tour between Montreal, Quebec, and Tijuana, Mexico, in 1972, commenting that it was powerful and fast, capable of cruising between 50 and 55 mph. The present transmission, installed for the tour, is a rugged White four-speed transmission, with overdrive fourth gear, ideal for the highway, while a ring gear was added to the flywheel and a discreet electric starter fitted. Don C. Boulton is believed to have acquired the Austin by 1985, and it has thus remained in his collection for over three decades. The restoration is now aged, but the car remains overall it is solid and intact, and the thought of feeling its 60 horsepower on the open road, its exhaust cut-out wide open, is a thrilling one. It is accompanied by a small but valuable cache of original Austin sales literature, and historic photographs that show it as it was acquired by Pettingell. This is truly “The Highway King,” one of the mightiest American machines from the dawn of motoring. <br />258 1899 Knox Model A 5HP Runabout 28 $100,000 $120,000 N/R $106,400 €94,814 Mid Cream and Red over Black. Don C. Boulton acquired this 1899 Knox offered here from longtime collector and automobile enthusiast Wayne McKinley of O’Fallon, Illinois, who had exhibited it at his museum. The exact date of the acquisition is not documented but it is believed to have been acquired in the early 1970s. This is a wonderful relic of the early days of automobile collecting, appearing to have last been restored in the 1950s in its red bodywork with cream trim, red striping, and cream chassis and suspension. Typical of the work that was being performed at the time, the car was finished only as-necessary and many of its components may be original, including the leather seat back and the step plates cast with KNOX. The wooden bodywork is beautifully detailed, with delicate spindles visible on the outside and carved “wicker” panels on the flanks. An accessory surrey top, popular in the period, is supported by irons of an ornate and fascinating design. The road ahead is lit by a Dietz “cyclops” headlamp and Gray & Davis cowl lamps, while the Knox rides on very early-style canvas-wrap tires in the rear and a replacement pneumatic tire on the front wheel. Offered with a reprinted copy of a Knox manual, this fabulous little machine deserves to be recommissioned, preserved, and used as-is – a fascinating, adorable mechanical curiosity, now in its third century of existence. Because of its simplicity, reliability and early date, with some preparation this Knox would make a wonderful car for the London to Brighton run. <br />259 1907 Tincher Model H 60HP 7 Pass Touring B-15 $500,000 $700,000 $423,000 €376,938 -15% Dark Blue over Black leather. RHD. The Boulton Tincher’s known history begins in the early museum of Henry Poll in Holland, Michigan. where it was incorrectly labeled as a Simplex. When the museum closed, the car was sold to longtime enthusiast Buck Boudeman, then to Eldon Eby, who recalls it as having been basically complete albeit with a later reproduction body. The radiator and drivetrain were reportedly all original and there was nothing missing from the engine or dashboard. Mr. Boulton admired the unrestored car for years in the Eby fleet before finally, in Mr. Eby’s words, “begging it out of me,” and completing the beautiful restoration, with a new, correct body masterfully built by Art Bergstorm from photographs. The level of fit, finish, and engineering is worthy of the car, and the paint, upholstery, and drivetrain presentation is to a modern concours standard, with an electric starter discreetly added. Lovely touches include an impressive matched set of Solar headlights, cowl lights, and taillight, and a special folding windshield in which the lower half is ventilated to provide fresh air to the passengers. Underneath are full belly pans, similar to what was seen on Pierce-Arrows of the era. The car is offered with an exhaustive restoration file, including extensive invoices, an album of research material, and a very rare original Tincher catalogue, as well as a spare clutch (of the same time as Mercedes in the period). Undoubtedly this is among the most potent machines in the Boulton stable, a collection not known for its lack of its horsepower, and would undoubtedly be something to experience on a flat, smooth modern road! <br />260 1904 Pope-Toledo 24HP Rear Entrance Tonneau 2444 $150,000 $220,000 N/R $134,400 €119,765 -10% Red over Black leather. RHD. The Boulton Collection’s Pope-Toledo was restored by the noted Brass Era car specialist, Stu Laidlaw of Connecticut, from a collection of original Pope-Toledo componentry that had been assembled by Mr. Laidlaw over many years. In a recent conversation Mr. Laidlaw noted that the front of the body was original. Accompanying the car is a fascinating restoration file that testifies to the level of detailed research involved, including original catalogues and brochures, many photocopies of factory literature and reference materials, and photographs depicting the process. Additionally the car is accompanied by extensive invoices for the work performed. Finished in a splendid rich deep burgundy with ornate black moldings, blue and gold striping, and black patent leather fenders, the car’s voluptuously curved body boasts a black leather interior with wicker side baskets and parasol holder, and a canopy top with skeleton wood headliner of the type often found on the great cars of this era. Phare Solar 24A headlights, Neverout cowl lights and taillight, and correct Pope-Toledo step plates add brass accents, as does the Warner combination clock/speedometer/odometer. An electric starter has been added, to make starting the Pope-Toledo a simple process. Such was the beauty of the Pope-Toledo that, upon its completion, it was accepted to the 2001 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where it was proudly exhibited by Mr. Boulton and placed in the Antique class. It remains a striking Veteran automobile, of nearly peerless power and impressive, modern specifications and design – true to the Pope legacy <br />261 1913 Mercer Model 35J Raceabout 1462 $800,000 $1,000,000 $896,000 €798,432 Mid Yellow over Black leather. RHD. It is natural that a collection as focused on high-performance Brass cars as Don C. Boulton’s would have a Mercer Raceabout as one of its centerpieces. Mr. Boulton’s Mercer was restored for him by Brass car authority, Stu Laidlaw, using a collection of Type 35 components acquired from Roger Ellis, with bodywork that is extremely authentic in its appearance, including proper seats. Fit, finish, and detail throughout is superb, with the paintwork and upholstery still in fine overall condition. Rushmont Searchlight headlamps, fed by a Prestolite acetylene tank, are joined by beautiful wooden wheels, painted Mercer Yellow with black striping, elegant Dietz two-tiered brass sidelights, and a wonderfully named Dietz Dainty taillamp. A correct Mercer-badged Boyce Motometer crowns the radiator, while the dashboard carries a Warner Auto-Meter combination gauge and a switch for the Bosch magneto. The engine bay remains impressive as it did in 1912, and it even has a proper Fletchter carburetor, and of course a starter added for ease of use. Strong, flexible, an able performer even on modern roads – the Mercer Raceabout is a Brass Era sporting machine without an equal, something recognized by the cognoscenti of early automobile collecting, Don C. Boulton certainly among them. Offered here is an opportunity to acquire one of the great automobiles from one of the great collections – a remarkable moment. <br />262 1910 Pope-Hartford Model T 40HP Limousine 6201 $160,000 $190,000 N/R $96,000 €85,546 -40% Blue over Blue. RHD. During the 1960s and 1970s, many of the great automobiles in Europe and South America moved to a booming United States market. Such was the case with this Pope-Hartford Model T Limousine, which is believed to have originally been shipped to Uruguay. According to the vintage Uruguayan registration book that remains with the car, it had been owned by Diego Pous, and was registered in his name in 1919 and 1920. At one time Pous was the Uruguayan Ambassador to the Holy See, and is said to have used the car while in Rome and Vatican City. Pope Pius X is reported to have ridden in the car during its service abroad. It was delivered with two bodies, this limousine and a touring. The car was acquired from a young man by the name of Pablo Puppa by Ed Zenko of Spring Lake, Michigan, in 1978, and imported back to the United States for, likely, the first time since it was a new car. Letters in the file note that the car had been stored for sixty years in a grain warehouse, with the limousine body mounted and the touring body up in the rafters. Photographs on file show the car as it appeared when found, as a somewhat tattered but solid and intact vehicle, with what is believed to be registration no. 6275. The touring car body was also re-imported and eventually restored on another Pope-Hartford Model T chassis. Later the Pope-Hartford was part of the collection of well-known Brass car enthusiast, David Noran of Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, who sold it to Wayne Leonard of Colorado in 2002. It was in the Bolton Collection erelong, and has remained there since. Much of its finishes appear to be from the 1970s, including the paint and interior, but it retains the original body panels and woodwork. The Gray & Davis lights were electrified many years ago and a starter added for ease of operation, but otherwise the car remains quite “stock” and in complete order. Accompanied by the aforementioned photographs and Uruguayan registration documents, extensive correspondence covering the car’s return to the U.S., and some original Pope-Hartford literature, this is one of the few surviving examples of grand American closed coachwork from the Brass Era, on one of the period’s finest chassis. <br />264 1910 Packard Model UD 30 40HP 7 pass Touring 11982 $220,000 $300,000 N/R $329,500 €293,620 10% Packard Blue and Cream over Black leather. RHD. This car’s original owner, William Hunter, was a Main Line Philadelphia socialite and regular Packard customer, who acquired a 1905 Model N and two ’30s,’ this car and a 1909 model, all brand-new, and owned them until his death in 1933. Four years later his widow sold the trio of cars to Hyde Ballard, a co-founder of the Antique Automobile Club of America; it was one of the earliest cars in that organization. Although the Hunters had rear half of the body it was still maintained and in use on trips between the Hunter farm and the Devon Horse Show. Ballard sold this car in 1950 to early collector Tom Lester, who passed it in 1955 to Richard Teague, then chief of design at Packard. In 1959 it changed hands again, to L. Morgan Yost, the Packard historian and one of the principal authors of Packard: The Motor Car and Its History. Bob Erausquin bought the car from Mr. Yost in 1980 and successfully restored it back to original configuration. As recently confirmed with Mr. Erausquin, he was fortunate enough to acquire an original Model 30 Touring body section, a photo of which is on file, from Ronald Hall in New York, which had evidently come off a car that met a similar fate. In 1987 Mr. Erausquin was on a Brass & Gas Tour and learned that Don Boulton was interested in acquiring his Packard, thus it left for Oklahoma where it has remained for over thirty happy years. Finished in the correct color scheme of Packard Blue with cream accents, black fenders, and tufted black leather upholstery, the car has a wonderfully correct and authentic appearance, including sill plates embossed with the Packard name, as-original, and correct Packard-badged Solar brass lamps. An electric starter appears to be the only subtle modification. It is offered with a pair of original 1910 Packard instruction manuals, as well as a copy of the operation and care manual, and photographs showing it throughout its life, including as it left the Hunters. This 1910 Packard was Don C. Boulton’s favorite automobile; he loved it fiercely, and drove it more than any other automobile in his collection, in many parades and tours. Inarguably no automobile in the collection was more readily identified with Mr. Boulton; and inarguably he did not mind the association. <br />265 1906 Rambler Type 3 18/20HP Surrey 7509 $60,000 $80,000 N/R $67,200 €59,882 Mid Two tone Blue over Black leather. RHD. Paperwork on file indicates that Don C. Boulton acquired his 1906 Rambler Type 3, a twin-cylinder model of 18/20hp, from his fellow Brass car enthusiast, Bob Germaine. An older but highly attractive restoration with a wonderful overall appearance, it is finished in a striking periwinkle blue with dark royal blue moldings, dark blue wheels with red pinstriping, tufted black leather upholstery, and a black cloth top, supported by a triple set of polished brass landau bars and able to carry a full set of side curtains. The body of the car matches the rather grand lines shown in the Rambler sales catalogue, with dramatically curved running boards and fenders, and a compound-curved tonneau entered, as was the fashion of the time, through a door in the rear of the seat. Sunlyte headlamps, Solar model 724 cowl lamps, and a Solar acetylene generator add a wonderful accent, as does the wicker side basket, a charming period touch complete with thermoses. The dashboard bears a Stewart 60mph speedometer and a Jupiter 8-day clock. A later carburetor has been adapted to the engine, likely for ease of operation as has long been common. Accompanying the Rambler is one of Mr. Boulton’s typically thorough files, including a notebook from 1996 listing notes and billable hours on restoration from Mr. Germaine’s ownership, as well as an original Rambler sales catalogue. This is overall a very pleasing car, with tremendous “eyeball” in wonderful colors, which could benefit largely from light mechanical attention and a thorough detailing. It would be an utter delight to watch it burbling along under power again, carrying its proud new owners and their family on any number of the Brass events for which it is so eminently qualified. <br />266 1914 Simplex 50HP Speedcar A2-50-59 $600,000 $800,000 $885,000 €788,630 4% Black over Black leather. RHD. The “long-stroke” 50HP Simplex offered here has been owned by a “who’s who” of early performance automobile enthusiasts. Photographs on file show the car back to September 18, 1943, when it was acquired from H. Jewett Orth, Jr., of Frederick, Maryland, by Alec Ulmann, the famed sportsman best-remembered as the founder of the 12-hour race at Sebring. These photos show the car to retain the cowl and fabric windshield of its original body. New York mechanic Charlie Stich and Smith Hempstone Oliver, future curator of the Smithsonian’s transportation collection, then drove the car to Washington, D.C., after which Stich continued on with it to Ulmann’s in New York City. From Ulmann the chassis then passed to Colonel Ralph Earle of Haverford, Pennsylvania, from whom it was acquired by the early collector Richard C. Paine of Mount Desert Island, Maine, joining his fabulous assemblage at Seal Cove. From Mr. Paine the car passed through the hands of a noted East Coast collector, who commissioned from restorer Temple Baldwin its present speed car body, a beautifully built to a Holbrook design with handsome curved seating that full surrounds the passengers with a deep torpedo-type cowl. It was then advertised in the pages of Hemmings Motor News. There Mr. Boulton spotted it and immediately made the phone call to buy it for his collection, some 20 years ago. Today the car’s quality restoration is well-preserved, in a rich dark plum with a matching button-tufted leather interior and beautiful maroon wheels. Unusual for a body of modern construction, this one is beautifully designed and exquisitely proportioned, emphasizing the power of the massive engine while also providing a jaunty appearance with its dual rear-mounted spares, secured by massive leather straps, aft of an oval tank and the two curved bucket seats. The overall presentation is dramatic and flamboyant, and makes this one of the true showstoppers in the Boulton fleet. It is accented by large and beautifully wrought Badger Brass Solarclypse headlamps, fed by a Prestolite acetylene tank. An original electric self-starting system negates the need to hand start this nearly 600 cubic inch beast. The engine is fed by an original and scarce Simplex carburetor. There are few other accessories; this is a purposeful machine, built for a purpose of high-speed travel. A recent recommissioning buy Bonhams specialist found the car to be exceptionally powerful. With a taller set of final drive gears this Simplex is very comfortable at the highest legal road speeds. It was found that fourth gear was not used until 45 mph at which point it was barely at idle speed. The chassis and steering are particularly nimble and light. The brakes, never a Simplex strong point are highly effective and well sorted. In its time, acquisition of a 50HP Simplex marked its owner as being at the peak of American automobile connoisseurship. Today the same is still true. <br />267 1907 Columbus 10HP Autobuggy 142 $30,000 $50,000 N/R $62,720 €55,890 25% Green over Black leather. The Columbus Autobuggy in the Boulton collection, one of very few extant, was acquired from “Shady” Staton, also of Oklahoma City, who had been a member of the Horseless Carriage Club of America since at least the 1950s and had this car for most of that time; it was an award-winner in HCCA showing in 1955, and still has the award and ribbon! By the time that Mr. Boulton acquired the car, it was quite tired, and was subsequently fully restored to its present appearance, in a charming period-correct green with matching suspension, pale green moldings and wheels, black leather upholstery, and patent leather fenders. The wooden body was recreated during the restoration to original designs, with some correspondence and invoices included in the accompanying reference file (along with a copy of a letter from Rickenbacker). E&J headlamps are fitted, along with proper badging and tags throughout. This is a fun, jaunty machine, indicative of an age in early automaking that was already long gone by 1907, but is fondly remembered by many – and it boasts Eddie Rickenbacker heritage! <br />268 1906 Studebaker Model G Touring 944 $40,000 $60,000 N/R $44,800 €39,922 Mid Green over Tan leather. RHD. One of but a very small number of extant Model Gs, this car was owned by James Zordich, the former curator of the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History’s automobile collection. The car did not have a body or engine, and an appropriate body was reproduced by a local Southern California cabinetmaker, with an original serial number plate. It was eventually passed to Don Sable, a board member of the Horseless Carriage Club of America, who discovered a correct engine in Texas. Mr. Boulton fell in love with the now-complete project, and acquired it from Mr. Sable and continued the restoration, with numerous components precisely recreated by his trusted friend, Ted Davis, and the brass lamps restored by Rick Britten. This was the final restoration project begun by Mr. Boulton, and was largely complete at the time of his passing. It awaits a new owner to complete it, though much of the necessary work has been undertaken and all to Mr. Boulton’s typically excellent standards. The mechanical restoration has been largely completed, with magneto ignition installed, and the body is finished in primer, but requires paint and upholstery; it has been recently reunited with the chassis. A wonderful and largely completed project, this car will surely be a showstopper for its next caretaker. <br />269 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL WDBBA48D2KA094740 $55,000 $75,000 N/R $63,840 €56,888 Mid Signal Red over Black leather. This highly original 1989 model-year 560SL was sold new in Toronto, Ontario, by Mercedes-Benz Canada to its original owner on December 1st, 1988. A detailed caretaker of their beloved 560SL, this family would cherish this car for over 30 years while maintaining excellent upkeep of it. Today, the car presents beautifully in its original Signal Red exterior paint with a fitted black soft top and black leather interior. Furthermore, it is accompanied by its factory hardtop, and the 560SL retains its rare optional heated seats. The car has been the recipient of recent service. Four new tires have been installed and Fluids and filters have been replaced. The original tires have been preserved for provenance and will be included with the sale of the car. This exceptional 560SL has been carefully enjoyed and preserved in its original condition since new. Accompanying this motorcar is a comprehensive documentation binder, which includes the original purchase agreement and order form, service book, metal vehicle ID Warranty plate, owner’s manuals in pouch, roof tools and tool roll. The spare wheel has never been on the ground. With less than 17,300 kilometers (10,800 miles) from new, this 560SL presents extremely well. As such, this high-quality Mercedes-Benz from the very last production year of the legendry model is ideally suited for open top touring with nearly all the power and amenities of a modern car. All the while, the R107 is uniquely elegant and stylish in a way only a classic Mercedes-Benz SL can capture. <br />270 1988 Ferrari Testarossa 76758 $85,000 $105,000 N/R $64,400 €57,387 -24% Rosso Corsa over Biscuit and Brown leather. Finished in the classic Rossa Corsa color with a two-tone biscuit and brown leather interior, this Testarossa is a fine example of one of Ferraris most recognizable supercars. The car was completed at the Maranello Ferrari works in March of 1988 and equipped for the North American market. While the early history and initial delivery location of this vehicle are unknown, the previous owner has reported that he purchased the vehicle in 1998 from another gentleman in the state of California. At this point, the Testarossa had just under 30,000 miles on the clock. At 33,000 miles, the belts, coolant hoses, spark plugs, valve cover gasket, and fluids were all changed. Also, the valves received an adjustment. A mere thousand miles later, the transmission was rebuilt and had a new clutch installed by a marque specialist in Sothern California. It is also reported that the fluids were changed again a couple hundred miles ago and the front air dam was repainted. The car will be provided with its books, tools, embossed luggage set with velour covers and a performance exhaust. The current odometer reading is under 39,200 miles, and the car recently passed the stringent California state smog test. As an icon of the 80s, the Ferrari Testarossa has become an increasingly collectable automobile as the years pass on. <br />271 1951 Lancia Aurelia B20GT Pre-Series Coupe B20 1047 $175,000 $225,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Rosso Corsa over Nocciola leather. RHD. This very early B20GT 67th example produced, putting it firmly within the initial run of 98 “pre-series” cars that were contracted to Ghia but later subcontracted to Pinin Farina and the relatively small coachbuilder Viotti (it should be noted, however, the records are unclear as to which cars were necessarily bodied by which coachbuilder during the construction of these first 98 B20s). Originally finished in Biege Metallizzato (metallic beige) over a nocciola (hazelnut) interior, it was ready for sale on June 8, 1951. The earliest history on the car is confirmed by a May 1990 letter from the Registro Avrelia Italiano–a copy of which is with the car. Sold new to Europe, it is believed to have found its way to Britain in 1960 and remained there for around a quarter of a century before returning to the land of its birth in 1988. S/n 1047 was first restored around 2000 by Gianni Sala of Reggio Emilia. The work included a full mechanical rebuild, bare-metal repaint, and freshly reupholstered interior. The current owner acquired the car in 2014 and commenced another refurbishment of the car. Again, taken down to bare metal, the body work was perfected and repainted in the classic, racy Italian shade of Rosso Corsa while the interior was refinished in beige upholstery. Some mechanical service was also completed. Receipts on file total over $100,000 for the most recent work. Among the earliest surviving B20 GTs extant, it must also be said that it is one of the finest as well. As it stands, this rare early Aurelia is ready and eligible for the most exclusive driving events and concours, not least the Mille Miglia where early B20s were so successful. <br />272 1904 Thomas-Flyer Model 22 Rear Entrance Tonneau 1083 $400,000 $500,000 $489,000 €435,751 Mid Royal Blue over Black leather. RHD. It is not recorded as to how many Type 22 Thomas’s were built, but the example presented here is the sole one to survive. Its lineage is quite well charted and combined with its unusual specification it has enabled the esteemed panel of the Veteran Car Club Dating Committee to confirm a date of manufacture as 1904, which will now enable the car to be an entrant on another much-fabled event, the annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run in the UK. The car is today offered from the estate of Harold Coker, a passionate Thomas collector, to whom it was the holy grail to acquire. It was purchased by him after it had been restored by Ote Corriher and owing to its tidy condition and the vast number of projects that Coker had on the go has never been re-restored. On file are various articles tracing the car back to the mid-1920s and pre-teen era, most pertinently one by former owner Corriher in the Horseless Carriage Club of America ‘Spark Plug Ditty’ in April 1965. There much of its history and restoration is recorded. Mr. Corriher a vociferous sleuth had stumbled across the car on one of his regular quests for ‘old cars’ in the mid-1950s, with the rewarding response that there was an ‘old one’ with ‘wagon wheels on it’! He traced its owner to be a lawyer in Lincolnton who had bought the car from a man in Antioch, Tennessee in 1928. A price of $2,000 was sought, something far in excess of the $500 that the late James Melton had offered him previously, and even his counter of $1,000. Corriher declined the car at that level, but later he became aware that there would shortly be an article published on these cars by Austie Clark, and sensing that this might provoke a quest by others for any survivors and would cause some competition for him. He returned there and after some discussion, a figure of $1,400 was settled upon and the Flyer had a new owner. In the passing conversation with the lawyer, he mentioned the existence of spare engine that he had turned down when he had acquired the car decades earlier. Not sure of how much work was needed on his new acquisition he also pursued that and while that engine was long gone, he was able to secure other parts to help the refurbishment of his car. Corriher’s restoration was completed in time for the 1965 Glidden Tour and it is the fruits of his labor that we see today. When Harold Coker became aware of the car years later, it was a sheer necessity that he acquired it as he collated his collection of Thomas Cars. For many years it sat alongside everything from an ’03 Single Cylinder car to ‘Big Red’ his famed Model K 6-70, sold here by Bonhams in 2015. On his passing, the Model 22 moved within his family and a decision was made to get the car running and to definitively verify its date, a full document was put together, the car inspected in May 2018 and this has resulted in the aforementioned acceptance of its 1904 manufacturing. This document, together with copies of various pieces of information on the model accompany the car today. Intriguingly, during its inspection at an HCCA event, a spectator noticed the ‘Pitts 1904’ plate on the car and suggested that this may well be a Pittsburgh road licensing designation, but that has yet to be further investigated. With the confirmed dating and its sale here this presents a new chapter for the car of eligibility for the most famous event for these cars, being the British London to Brighton Run, where as of 2019 every car that travels the 60-mile road to the coast will be more than 115 years old! Some of those will be steamers, some electric, some will have less than 1 horsepower, but the new owner of this car will be able to travel in style with two dozen horses, three cylinders and commodious seating for 4 or more. So, there you have it, the only surviving genus of one of the most famous motoring names of all time, and with London to Brighton eligibility to boot, it doesn’t get much better! <br />273 1992 Porsche 911/964 Carrera RS WP0ZZZ96ZNS491688 $250,000 $300,000 N/R $184,800 €164,677 -26% Guards Red over Black leather. Purchased new in 1992 by a German collector of Porsches, this 964 Carrera RS coupé was delivered in iconic Guards Red over black interior; an always favored Porsche color combination. This RS would cover just over 17,000 kilometers under single ownership, during which time it was enthusiastically driven and well maintained. Being offered for the first time from the original owner at a European auction in 2017, the car was sold and subsequently driven only an additional 20 kilometers. As it sells today, this beautifully presented Carrera RS has covered less than 17,300 kilometers (Only 11,000 miles) from new and presents in nearly showroom condition. The level of maintenance and care given to this car is seen throughout, from the interior to the engine compartment and under the front bonnet, which are seemingly untouched. The stripped-down interior fitted with bucket seats and minimally equipped door cards, with tether strap door releases, shows the effort kept in creating a competition focused RS for the road by offering only the essentials for a pure driver focused experience. Mirroring its exterior, the cabin presents in excellent condition, only showing minimal wear on the driver’s seat bolster, and is otherwise impeccably well kept. It is often argued that the best Porsches are the lightweight, track-ready variants, and many would argue that the Carrera RS is the most exciting of the 964 generation. Being offered today by a prominent Canadian based Porsche enthusiast, this low-mileage example will not disappoint, providing a pure, unhindered driving experience. With the foundation set in Porsche’s legendary motorsports history, this competition derived Carrera RS continues to increase in collectability as low mileage examples such as this are becoming increasingly harder to find. <br />274 1974 Ferrari 328GTS 70141 $75,000 $100,000 N/R $52,640 €46,908 -30% Oro Chiaro over Nero leather. Completed at the Maranello-based Ferrari factory in March of 1987, this low-mileage example of the elegant 328 GTS remains in highly original and well-kept condition. The new 328 GTS was finished in the elegant and rare Oro Chiaro – or Clear Gold – exterior color, with the interior trim and leather seats in black- just as it appears today. The Ferrari was destined for the US market and was delivered new to the state of Ohio, where the cars first owner would retain the 328 GTS for nearly three decades. Many maintenance and service records can be found in the comprehensive history file accompanying the sale of the Ferrari and reflects diligent custodianship over the years. Today, this highly original and beautifully preserved Ferrari 328 GTS reads less than 41,500 miles on the odometer, a figure that is indeed believed to the original figure and is documented by the CARFAX report. The car shows stunningly well inside and out, with a great shine to the Oro Chiaro light metallic exterior paint, and a clean and beautiful interior showing just minor signs of wear and an inviting patina. This sporting and usable 328 GTS offers open top Ferrari touring in elegant Pininfarina style, at an affordable and attractive price when compared with its older and younger siblings. <br />275 1959 Jaguar Mark IX Saloon 790925BW $40,000 $50,000 N/R $35,840 €31,937 -10% Black and Red over Tan leather. Completed at the Browns Lane Jaguar works in 1959, this Mark IX Saloon was fitted with the optional automatic transmission, and soon dispatched for the North American market. The Jaguar resided in the mild California climate for several decades, where it was owned by a Jaguar club member and avid enthusiast. Much restoration work has been performed over the years, and the Mark IX is offered with a large history file containing service and maintenance receipts, the Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate, and a DVD with photos of the restoration work. This gorgeous Jaguar was featured on the cover of the October 2013 issue of Collectible Automobile and is a capable and luxurious saloon ready to be enjoyed with family and friends. <br />276 1938 Cadillac Series 90 5 pass Sedan 5270127 $50,000 $60,000 N/R $41,440 €36,927 -17% Black over Beige leather. While this substantial Cadillac’s presumably affluent first owner remains unknown today, it is known that this 16-cylinder powered sedan had once belonged to the John Ashton Collection. More recently, the car was purchased just a year ago by its current owner. The vehicle is believed to have received an exterior restoration, focused mainly on the paint and brightwork, at some point in its life. The beige broadcloth interior is reported to be largely original, and thanks to a life amongst the upper echelons of society, has remained in lovely, presentable condition. An imposing vehicle fully expressing the wonders of pre-war grandeur, this Cadillac will provide its next owners with effortless luxury. 16 cylinders and plenty of legroom in back makes for either a pleasurable driving or passenger experience to boot. This Cadillac will surely make a fine addition to any collection of vintage American steel. <br />277 1912 Crow-Elkhart Model 52 5 Pass Touring 5348 $45,000 $55,000 $60,480 €53,894 10% Blue over Black leather. RHD. This motorcar is an example of their Model 52, a four-cylinder, 3 speed chassis scaled in the zone of a number of 20-25hp cars of its day. One individual who took a particular interest in their products was a Mr. T.M. Hall. Hall of the T.A. Hall Horseshoeing and Carriage Company of Bowman, Georgia could likely foresee that his business was decreasing in activity over time owing to the prevalence of horseless carriages. Ultimately, he would purchase one of Mr. Crow’s machines, but along the journey are a series of fascinating letters between Hall and Crow regarding interest in becoming a sales agency for them and most interestingly persistent Crow managers trying to impress upon him how good and lucrative a deal with them could be. Finally, in May 1912 Mr. Hall placed a very specific order for the car we offer for sale here today, noting larger wheels than standard, ‘high-grade first quality’ mohair top and a Prestolite starter. On file is the original bill of sale even! Mr. Hall appears to have kept the car for many years and when it came for him to sell it, he found a willing buyer in Shady Ballard of Spartanburg, South Carolina. It was later purchased in 1953 by C.T. Protsman one of few pioneering collectors of his era who would place it on display at the Antique Auto and Music Museum in Stone Mountain Memorial Park, in Virginia. The current owner made the acquaintance of Protsman in the 1980s and over the course of a number of years was able to negotiate the sale of a couple of cars from him, the Crow-Elkhart being one of them. Acquired in the mid-1980s, it has been with him ever since. Viewed closely today, the car has clearly been the subject of a sympathetic restoration some time ago and most likely in the Protsman era. There are still a number of appealing original elements retained, notably the door panels and the front mat which is emblazoned with the company brand name, as well as a sole ‘Hood Rubber Co’ arrow pattern spare tire. The upholstery is a well finished button back job and had very little age to it, while the paintwork appears to have been redone at the same time. Although not used in the current ownership, it has been carefully stored/displayed in a personal museum setting ensuring that its aesthetics remain clean. In preparation for the auction the car has been recommissioned and found to run well. With an enviable file of period correspondence and a simple provenance this rare survivor of Indiana’s best of its day would make an interesting and refreshing alternative brass era car for tours. <br />278 1968 Brabham BT26 BT26-3 $1,100,000 $1,400,000 $1,105,000 €984,673 Mid Green and Gold F1 car. Repco engine, Canadian GP ’68 Rindt DNF, US GP ’68 Rindt DNF, Mexican GP ’68 Rindt DNF, Canadian GP ’69 Ickx 1st, Mexican GP ’69 Ickx 2nd, French GP ’69 Ickx 3rd, Dutch GP ’69 Ickx 5th, Spanish GP ’69 Ickx 6th, updated to BT26A spec with a Cosworth DFV V8, Doug Champlin, USA (1), raced in the SCCA by Gus Hutchison, Roger Meiners ’85 (2), restored, Bob Baker/ Paragon Racing, NB ’02 (3). <br />279 1968 Porsche 911S Coupe 11800240 $190,000 $230,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Tangerine over Black leather. Completed on October 9, 1967 and delivered new to an Ernst Schuler of Siegen, Germany, this very desirable 911S was clearly built for a driving enthusiast who didn’t mind attracting attention. According to its accompanying Certificate of Originality, it left the factory painted in vivid Blutorang (Tangerine) with a black leather interior. Herr Schuler had the factory install a pair of optional Sport Seats, a pair of matching headrests, a limited-slip differential, tinted glass all around, a heated rear window, a rear-window wiper, a Webasto auxiliary gasoline heater, and Dunlop tires. Standard equipment included a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Koni shocks and the handsome and now iconic five-spoke Fuchs aluminum alloy wheels. Schuler didn’t order a radio; why bother, when the high-revving six provided so much aural entertainment? It is unknown when this example arrived in America, but at some point a subsequent owner decided to respray the body Light Ivory and change the interior to beige. The original metric speedometer and odometer head was replaced with a standard US-spec instrument that currently indicates just over 24,000 miles. The previous original total mileage is unknown. In this form the car was acquired by Road Scholars in Raleigh, North Carolina, which offered it for sale in 2017. It was fully numbers-matching, and Road Scholars described it as potentially a great basis for a full restoration. It was soon sold to the owners of European Performance in Raleigh, whose owners embarked on a comprehensive reconstruction to factory-original specification. The shell was taken down to bare-metal and placed on a rotisserie to give access to any potential underbody repair. The body was resprayed in its correct original color, and a new leather interior was sourced from Autobahn in California. The suspension was fully rebuilt with new Koni shocks, new tire rod ends, and new bushings. A new master cylinder was installed, along with new brake lines. The engine, both Weber carburetors, and transmission were properly rebuilt, and a new clutch assembly and exhaust system installed. A new tinted windshield was required, but all the other glass is original. The exterior gold emblems and lettering were replaced with new. Exterior chrome parts were re-plated as necessary, and the stainless rocker trim replaced. The original Fuchs alloy wheels were refinished by Harvey Weidman and fitted with new tires. This spotless 1968 911S coupe is supplied with a correct Fuchs spare wheel, a jack, tool kit, and a folio of restoration invoices. This is an outstanding example of Porsche’s determination to build the world’s best driver’s car, and is sure to please the most discriminating enthusiast. <br />280 1901 De Dion Bouton 5HP Motorette 128 $150,000 $180,000 $162,400 €144,716 Mid Black over Black leather. This exquisitely restored De Dion appears to be an example of the ‘Improved’ New York Type Mo-torette which Skinner offered in response to early criticism of his product and has a ‘beefed up’ 5 hp motor. The car has been extensively researched by its current owner, tracing its history back to its earliest days. Much of this was triggered by the discovery that car enthusiast and first Chairman of the world-renowned Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Alton Walker, was a former owner. Walker, who was in airplane sales and had moved from Kansas to California in the mid-1930s, was a dynamic man. He had owned a Ford Trimotor airplane which he flew around the country, with his wife paying for their trip with daytime sightseeing flights. He would settle in Monterey and live the rest of his life here, remaining an integral part of the community. He ran his Walker Aircraft from the Monterey Peninsula Airport, which many Monterey week visitors pass through. In the mid-1940s, motor cars became a keen passion of Walker’s alongside aircraft. As he would report in the bulletins of the Horseless Carriage Club of America and the Antique Automobile Club of America, he had discovered the Motorette in a hay loft – a literal barn discovery – a little up-state in Campbell, near Los Gatos, California. “He was Doctor W.H. Crothers, formerly of San Francisco, and had purchased the car, used from a party in Philadelphia and had used it several years around the hills of San Francisco and had driven it twice to the Del Monte, Calif, races in 1903 and 1904, 125 miles south of San Francisco.” – The Antique Automobile. “…the Doctor used it for about ten years, including valuable ser-vice to the city during the earthquake when he rushed medicine all over the hills of the town. The people laughed at him in his car around 1908 to 1910, so he stored it and then retired to Campbell, where it was for 34 years on that second floor” – The Horseless Carriage Gazette. Along with a full story, there are numerous photos of the car being winched down from the hay loft, by Walker’s crew of friends along with Dr. Crothers’ widow. Both publications chose to fea-ture the car on their cover. The current owner’s research has led us to believe that Crothers’ origi-nal San Francisco address was 2992 Pine Street, where he had lived and or practiced from just after the turn of the 20th century. Walker subsequently sold the Motorette as well as other cars in his collection to M.G.M. Studios so that they could use them in their Red Skelton movie ‘Excuse my Dust’ – a jaunty musical of early 1950s simplicity and humor. By this stage, possibly for theatrical effect, the car had already re-ceived a quick change to fabric red upholstery. Although not driven by Skelton on screen, a con-temporary image sourced by the owner shows him posing with the car. Whether or not the car had been featured in any other film has not been ascertained, but a recent-ly discovered press photograph (as illustrated) shows Dianna Welles and Adelle August, displaying the car at a Santa Monica event in 1955, suggesting it was used again. Either way, it remained in M.G.M.’s possession until 1970, when the company underwent a change of ownership. This transi-tion precipitated a massive auction of movie props by David Weisz Co., including the De Dion Bou-ton. At this point, the car crossed the country into New Jersey ownership, then to a Delaware collector, arriving in its current ownership in 2010. By this time, although running and remaining complete in all major respects, the car was in poor cosmetic order and a decision was made to restore it. As an indication of it seemingly having had a relatively simple life in terms of use, the car still retained its original inlet and exhaust valves, which are numbered to correspond with the engine number. Most parts of the bodywork were found to be stamped with the number ‘128’ which is thought to be its car number, showing that it was both original and had always been complete. When multiple layers of paint were lifted from the body to reveal an original base of dark olive green color, the current owner chose to return the car to that original color scheme which was matched perfectly. The paintwork was carried out by Don Stewart of Manchester, Connecticut. The upholstery was completed by Interior Motives also of Manchester. In removing the existing trim, remnants of grained leather upholstery were found and matched with similar leather, and its scheme was carefully matched to period patterns for these cars. All nickel was removed and re-plated. A correct high tension De Dion Bouton coil was sourced so that the ignition would be origi-nal. All other work was carried out by Evan Ide or supervised by him and was finalized in the sum-mer of 2012. Shortly after its completion the car was exhibited at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where it was awarded with second in class, behind a Harrah-restored Packard. It passed to the cur-rently owner in 2013. It has not been shown or used since, just cherished within a private collec-tion. This Motorette is by definition eligible for the famed British London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, being comfortably within the 1904 boundary of date (there is no evidence of Motorettes being built or sold after early 1902). Combining this desirable aspect with its long and well documented pedigree makes this a very individual and appealing veteran automobile. <br />281 1971 De Tomaso Pantera THPNLJ02150 $120,000 $140,000 $100,000 €89,111 -17% Yellow over Black leather. Presented here is a very low mileage, highly original example of the DeTomaso’s enduring creation, the Pantera. Built in September of 1971 in De Tomaso’s Modena factory, this Pantera was delivered new in Nebraska only to spend the better part of its pampered life in California. The vehicle was delivered new with a plethora of features as listed on the window sticker: Air conditioning, magnesium sport wheels, dazzling yellow paint, power windows, tinted glass, full instrumentation and a 351-4V engine. Its owners have used the car very sparingly, as confirmed by less than 8,000 miles appearing on the odometer, and have more importantly, kept the car running through routine maintenance and recurrent short drives. Both inside and out the car presents very well. Being sold with the car are the stock silver Campy magnesium 15″ wheels mounted on original Michelin tires which have been kept safely stored for preservation. The car also comes with a Marti report, tool kit, and window sticker. Now is a wonderful opportunity to get behind the wheel of a highly desirable early iteration of the Pantera. Sure to attract attention wherever it goes, this low mileage car will be a fine addition to any stable. <br />282 1983 Renault 5 Turbo 130000636 $110,000 $130,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Bright Blue over Red leather. This left-hand drive Renault 5 Turbo has had only five owners, the third of whom owned it for some 26 years: 1986 to 2012. Being a ‘Turbo 1’, it has that model’s unique dashboard and aluminum doors, roof and rear hatch not found on the all steel, cheaper and more plentiful Turbo 2. The vehicle benefits from a full mechanical overhaul completed by John Price Rallying in 2014, the engine, transmission, suspension and brakes all receiving attention, while the engine was upgraded to Tour de Corse specification, with a Renault Sport camshaft and inter-cooler, and now produces 210bhp. Re-sprayed in the 1990s, the Turbo retains its original interior, seats and wheels (including spare) and is described as in generally excellent condition, with very good paintwork. This rare and collectible pocket supercar is offered with restoration invoices. <br />283 1904 Knox 16/18HP “Tudor” 5 pass Touring 312 $250,000 $300,000 $252,000 €224,559 Mid Green over black. 16bhp 275cui flat 2. 2 speed manual. James Gilmartin, NE, later used to power farm machinery. Herb and Bob Horn, restored by ’41, later in Horns cars of yesterdays museum. Walter Bellm, MO ’67, Fred and Dave Webber ’80, cosmetic restoration, Norman Buckhart, CA, John Bertolotti, part restored, Barry Hon ’12, part restored by Tired Iron Works, via Bonhams ’15, unnamed vendor, restored by Chris Charlton. Ideal for London to Brighton, competed multiple times. via Gooding Pebble ’12 $198k, via Bonhams Quail ’15 $192k and Bonhams Amelia ’17 $292k. <br />284 1906 Stevens-Duryea Model U 5 Pass Touring 13027 $175,000 $225,000 N/R $173,600 €154,696 -1% Dark Maroon over Black leather. RHD. The early history of this particular Stevens-Duryea remains unknown, but in 1954 the vehicle was sold at a Henry Austin Clark Auction. At this time, it was purchased by a Pennsylvania based collector Mr. James Staatz who intended to conduct a full restoration on the car. Unfortunately, he only got around to putting it back together. It would remain in Mr. Staatz’s ownership for the next 40 years and in the late 1980s, Mr. Robert Randolph heard about the car and began to pursue it. It would take him 8 years, but eventually he was able to convince Mr. Staatz to part with the project. The car was then shipped back to Colorado. The car took a number of years to put back together. This included having to search for a few missing components, but it was finally back on the road in 2001. This whole process is extensively documented in the car’s history file. During this process an electrical starter was also fitted for ease of use. The car would remain in Mr. Randolph’s ownership until his passing. According to letters from Mr Randolph, the car was greatly enjoyed on the back roads surrounding Denver. Today, the car presents beautifully and is a large and imposing early brass era car. It is said that less than 10 Model U exist today. Currently, the car presents beautifully finished in dark maroon with black leather. The brass is in very good order and an overall very well-presented example- a testament to Mr. Randolph’s careful stewardship and restoration. Not many Stevens-Duryea Model U have survived, making this a rare and charismatic early brass car. Made by one of the great American manufactures of automobiles, this is a great car for HCCA events or other brass tours, and a welcome entrant on the Concours field. <br />285 1913 Stutz Bearcat Series A Roadster 911 $250,000 $350,000 N/R $201,600 €179,647 -19% Red over Black leather. RHD. The early history of this particular Stutz Bearcat is unfortunately not known. It was advertised in Hemmings Motor News as a project car in the 1991. At this time, it garnered the attention of Mr. Robert Randolph. After a few discussions and reaching an agreed upon price, the disassembled project was delivered form to the shop of Stutz Legend, Paul Freehill in Indiana. Mr. Randolph was very impressed with Paul and his knowledge of the Stutz marque and decide it was best to have Mr. Freehill assemble the car. Included in the project that Mr. Randolph purchased were many original chassis com-ponents, a genuine Wisconsin engine, and a transaxle. Luckily Mr. Freehill also processed many of the missing parts that were needed to complete the pro-ject. The car was restored and assembled into a rolling chassis by Mr. Freehill be-fore the car was returned to Colorado. It was then disassembled and painted in its current color scheme by a local restoration shop ran by Rick Babb and Tim Stadler. After its completion, it quickly became Mr. Randolph’s favorite car. It was used extensively by him and was consequently the veteran of many brass car tours. Unfortunately, Mr. Randolph’s eyesight began to fail, so he recruited a fellow enthusiast, Anthony Gonzales, to drive the car for him. As a result of many miles of touring, the car was thoroughly sorted, and certain upgrades were installed to ensure reliability. These improvements included the fitment of an electronic ignition and 12 volt electrical system. The steering box ratio was changed to give a lighter feel, and the clutch was also updated. Very few cars from the brass era are as charismatic as a Stutz Bearcat. They represent one of the first attempts by automotive designers to create pure, un-adulterated sports car that could be used both on the track and on the road with little to no modification. Sitting high up in the driver seat, staring through the monocle screen, and feeling the massive torque from a Bearcat’s engine as you accelerate is a motoring experience not to be missed. Ready to tour, the opportunity to acquire this very well sorted Bearcat should surely be taken ad-vantage of. <br />286 1930 Cord L-29 Convertible Sedan 2927999 $140,000 $180,000 N/R $156,800 €139,726 Mid Red and Maroon over Brown leather. According to records from the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club, this particular L-29 was manufactured in 1930 and was bodied as a convertible sedan by the Limousine Body Company and painted emerald green. Unfortunately, the grander early history remains unknown. In 1977 the car appeared in Oklahoma and was owned by a Mr. William F. McDuff Junior. According to documents from Robert Randolph in the Cord’s history file, he met Mr. McDuff at the prewar swap meet in Chickasha, Oklahoma and was asked if he would be interested in a Cord. Mr. Randolph made an appointment to go see the Cord at Mr. McDuff’s shop. At this stage, the car had been disassembled in preparation for a restoration project and putting it back together would’ve been too large of cost to bear for its owner. After agreeing on a price, Mr. Randolph purchased the car and returned it to Colorado. The restoration of this car was entrusted to a local shop run by Rick Babb and Tim Stadler. This was a very comprehensive restoration as much of the wood in the body needed replacement and all mechanical systems were gone through. It was decided to paint the car to a color scheme of red with maroon fenders and tan top. The car was completed and on the road in 1997. This delightful Cord would remain with Mr. Randolph until his passing. It was carefully maintained and driven on local tours in the Denver area. Today, the car presents very well and the restoration that was completed over 20 years ago has held up remarkably well. The L29 Cord is one of the iconic American car designs from the prewar period. Few other cars built in that period have low slung looks, and even fewer could stake the claim of being some of the first front wheel drive American road cars. Representing the pinnacle of American Motorcar technology and timeless styling, a L29 Cord is a must for any serious collectors stable. <br />287 1911 Stoddard-Dayton Model 11A 5 Pass Touring 334 $120,000 $150,000 N/R $78,400 €69,863 -35% Beige over Cream leather. The earliest known history of this particular 1911 Stoddard begins in 1963 when it was discovered laid up in Idaho by a Mr. Eugene Le Febre. According to photos within the history file, it appears that the car had been converted into a pickup. At the time the car was found the radiator had been damaged, and it also appear the rear section of the original bodywork was sitting in the pickup bed. Mr. Le Febre decided to restore the car and extensively documented this restoration with photos and letters. It is believed that Mr. Le Febre would retain the car until his passing when it was sold by his wife Arlene Le Febre to Robert Randolph in 1986. Mr. Robert Randolph retained the car in his collection until his passing. Today, the car presents beautifully in its current color scheme of cream with light beige leather. The car was repainted in 1990 by Tim Stadler and Richard Babb. Overall, the restoration has aged remarkably well, and the years of carful use have resulted in a charming patina. Under the engine cover, however, is the prime attraction. The hemispherical combustion chamber, inclined valve cross-flow 40hp Stoddard Dayton engine with its abundance of brass and bronze exposed valve gear is a display that will fascinate and captivate anyone who loves intricately timed and coordinated machinery whether its stationary or in motion. It is a masterpiece and an important example of the creativity that the Stoddard nurtured at their automobile company. When shown, it will attract favorable attention from concours organizers, tour participants, and casual spectators. For the new owner it will offer an opportunity to impart a sense of the significant accomplishments of the Stoddard Dayton automobiles on themselves and others. <br />288 1907 Buick Model G Roadster 4289 $75,000 $95,000 $58,800 €52,397 -22% Red over Black leather. RHD. The present owner of this automobile is a long-term collector of the finest examples of brass era automobiles. Through the majority of his collecting period, he was able to share his passion with local aficionado and renowned restored and collector Don C. Boulton, who sadly passed in 2018 and whose collection we offer earlier today. Over the course of many years, Mr. Boulton educated and assisted in the development of this collection, and from time to time, they would trade cars among themselves. In this case, that is precisely what occurred. The arrival of this Buick into the stable was exchanged for a Rambler which was in need of restoration. The history of the Buick is not well recorded, but it has clearly been the subject of one of Mr. Boulton’s exceptional and well detailed restorations. From ‘top to tail’ the car looks every bit the catalogue model that Buick offered in those days. It is equipped with very fine accessories including Gray & Davis torpedo headlights, scuttle mounted side lights and even a rather charming flying bird hood ornament atop its bold Buick radiator. Carefully displayed in a private museum setting, the Buick has seen only modest use in the course of the last few years, yet on recent inspection started and ran easily and has subsequently been fully detailed and recommissioned in preparation for its sale. <br />289 1962 Lancia Flaminia Pininfarina Coupe 823024290 $35,000 $45,000 N/R $22,400 €19,961 -36% Nero over Rosso Burgundy leather. This Flaminia has had only three owners in the last three decades. Maintained by the father of the current owner in the mid-1980s, it was purchased by the previous owner in the late ’80s. A careful custodian of the elegant Italian coupe, he kept it regularly serviced at the same shop as the previous owner. Painted silver when he acquired the car, it was repainted in the 1990s to the more understated black that it carries today. Outside of the repaint, however, the car presents and largely original with the glass and brightwork looking nicely mellowed 56 years after leaving the factory. The original interior, however, is truly stunning. Very original and beautifully preserved, it shows not just the quality of the materials and craftsmanship, but also the carefully thought out design that made this car an ergonomic masterpiece. Extremely comfortable and beautiful to behold, it is little wonder that Lancias of the 1950s and 60s are so well regarded for their excellent design and supreme quality of workmanship. In the last five years, the car has had the brakes and carburetors rebuilt and the fuel system cleaned out. Last year, a burned piston resulted in the engine being overhauled with new JE piston, valves, and bearings. Described as a very smooth runner, this is a truly stunning machine that will provide comfort and driving enjoyment beyond most anything else from the period. <br />290 1972 Jaguar E-Type Series III Coupe UC1S73228BW $40,000 $55,000 N/R $29,120 €25,949 -27% Fawn over Biscuit leather. This beautifully preserved Series III V12 E-Type 2+2 was completed at the Browns Lane Jaguar factory in April of 1972. The powerful Coupe would form part of the prominent Swiss-based collection of Mr. Claude Imhoof for decades, before being acquired by the consignor in 2017. Today the Jaguar remains in largely original condition, retaining much of its original Biscuit leather interior, brightwork, and possibly parts of the Fawn exterior color as well. The powerful 5.3-Liter V-12 engine pulls the sporting 2+2 Coupe forwards through the optional 3-speed automatic transmission, ideal for effortless touring. This Jaguar’s charming patina and originality deserves a close look and serious consideration. <br />291 1907 Cadillac Model K 10HP Tulip Roadster 24306 $55,000 $70,000 $44,800 €39,922 -18% Red over Black leather. RHD. The current owner had long been an admirer of these Tulip bodied Cadillacs. While visiting the C.T. Protsman Collection on display at the Antique Auto and Music Museum in Stone Mountain Memorial Park in Virginia, he was asked which car he might be most interested in purchasing, and this was an immediate target of his affections. In acquiring Mr. Protsman’s Cadillac Roadster he bought a particularly nice example, with a known history that stretched back many years. The Cadillac had been discovered by Protsman in the late 1940s in a tired condition but complete with original bodywork in place. Photos of the find exist on file. A typically thorough restoration ensued, and it seems that the car was back on the road by 1952 when it is registered again. Photos from this period show the car fresh from restoration, and there is even a period holiday card from the Protsmans featuring the husband and wife aboard the car! The Cadillac has been carefully displayed in a private collection where it was routinely checked over and occasionally run for a number of years. Equipped with its ‘buggy’ top and accessories such as E & J headlamps, this car looks every bit the catalog model of the day. Latterly its use has been more limited, leading to the decision to sell. Always appreciated for their reliability and quality of build, more than 110 years on these early Cadillacs continue to provide usable mounts for Horseless Carriage Club Tours and other such events. After a number of static years, it has recently been recommissioned and will no doubt be welcomed back to those circles. <br />292 1923 Amilcar CGS style 2 seater 7385 $80,000 $95,000 $89,600 €79,843 Mid Blue over Red leather. RHD. Epitomizing the French sports car of the 1920s, this exquisite Amilcar sports a charming torpedo body with ‘boat decking’ to its rear, two comfortable passenger seats and an additional one for in its tail. It is a car that has been known in the collector car community for many years, the seller reporting that it was once part of one of the pioneering collections in this country, that of Harry Resnick of Ellenville, New York. While in that collection it was photographed and encapsulated in its then condition for the series of post cards that Henry Austin Clark had made for sale at his Long Island Auto Museum, as displayed here. Resnick’s collection was eventually disbanded and it seems that the Amilcar remained on the East Coast. It was restored in the mid-2000s and subsequently shown at the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2004. Shortly after this it was acquired by the present owner as part of a design focused collection. Over the course of the ensuing years its use has been modest, yet it has always been carefully stored and displayed in the owner’s home. Offering a delightful snapshot of this era of sporting French motoring and noted provenance, an Amilcar is a rare sight on these shores and this would surely be welcomed at show or touring events. <br />293 2000 BMW Z3M Coupe WBSCM934XYLC61257 $45,000 $55,000 N/R $36,960 €32,935 -18% Imola Red over Red leather. This exceptional example of the rare Z3 M Coupe was built for the US market and is believed to have found its first owner in Arizona. The new BMW was finished in Imola Red, just as it appears today. Believed to be a 3-owner car from new, the M Coupe has covered less than 16,100 miles, and remains in original, well-preserved condition throughout. The BMW is offered with CARFAX report, and many factory accessories such as the owners handbooks. Running and driving beautifully, the little pocket-rocket Z3 M Coupe is a spectacular “young-timer” collectible, which many believe will continue to appreciate as it ages. <br />294 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III BJ8 HBJ8U42311G $70,000 $90,000 N/R $42,560 €37,926 -39% British Racing Green over Black leather. Completed at the Austin-Healey works during August of 1967, this lovely ‘Big-Healey’ 3000 Mk III BJ8 was finished as it appears today, in British Racing Green over a black interior and weather equipment. It was further equipped with wire wheels, heater, and other desirable extras. The car’s destination per the Heritage Trust Certificate was Los Angeles, and the Healey is believed to have stayed in the mild SoCal climate until 2015. A comprehensive restoration was performed on the car in recent years, and a look through the history file clearly shows the detail of the job. This lovely example of the end-of-the-run Austin-Healey 3000 is ready to be enjoyed on Sunday drives or displayed at local car shows. <br />295 1950 Veritas Scorpion Cabriolet 5095 $350,000 $450,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Metallic Blue over Brown leather. RHD. An intriguing fusion of pre-war mechanical components and post-war style, the BMW-based Veritas model dates from the late 1940s, a period when the scarcity of readily available competition cars led to the creation of numerous interesting ‘specials’. This Veritas Scorpion received a restoration in the early 1990’s where it was finished in the beautiful blue exterior and tanned leather interior it is presented in today. More recently this motorcar was recommissioned by BMW Classic. With BMW Classic, the Scorpion received a sympathetic cosmetic restoration retaining as much of the originality from its 25-year-old restoration as possible. The body was repainted where necessary while the chrome, glass, and interior were kept intact and renewed to functional cosmetic standards. BMW Classic sorted through the mechanical components of this Scorpion to bring it to road worthy condition, successfully registering and TÜF approving the car in December 2017. The car is equipped with a modern radiator, electric fans, and updated oil cooler, installed during previous ownership to accommodate regular road use.Due to prevailing economic conditions forcing a continual lack of resources and organization with Veritas, BMW cannot date chassis 5095 to its delivery specifications and ownership history. This car is presented with updated German registration, invoices listing the work completed by BMW, and a thorough inspection report received April 2018. Today, this magnificent example of post-war German design and coachwork presents beautifully throughout, and would make a fine addition to any pre or post-war collection. via Bonhams Quail ’18 Not sold $500 – 700k <br />296 1991 Acura NSX JH4NA1154MT001707 $55,000 $75,000 N/R $51,520 €45,910 -6% Double Black. This stealth NSX was completed at the purpose-made NSX plant in January of 1991 and equipped for the US market. The first owner took delivery in Akron, Ohio in March of 1991, and the car is believed to have remained in the Buckeye State until 1997. The CARFAX report on file indicates that the NSX has resided in Florida ever since, and that the mileage of just over 39,000 miles is in fact genuine. This exceptionally well-preserved NSX retains its factory, no-nonsense black over black livery and is one of very few low mileage NSXs in such beautifully maintained and documented shape. <br />297 1967 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe 2+2 1E77750 $45,000 $65,000 N/R $34,720 €30,939 -23% Opalescent Marooon over Black leather. This striking E-Type is a fine example of the more practical 2+2 version. Built on the 14th of November 1967, the left-hand drive 2+2 Coupe was sent stateside for delivery by its first owner, an entity by the name of ‘Lakewood Homes, Inc.’ Specified with an Opalescent Maroon exterior color over a black leather interior, this E-type was equipped with a 4-speed manual transmission- just as it appears today. This lovely E-type is reported to drive very well, and presents beautifully throughout, with glossy Opalescent Maroon paint, fine brightwork, and a smart black leather interior. Plenty of restoration work was performed on the car in 2018 including a full bare-metal repaint and fitment of five new tires on new Dayton chrome wire wheels. Accompanied by the sale of the car are many restoration photos and receipts totaling tens of thousands of dollars, a Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate, tools, jack, and the car’s old air conditioning system in boxes, should a future owner wish to install it. This fine Jaguar retains its matching numbers engine and transmission and would be a great driver for rallies such as the Copperstate 1000 or to use for a Sunday picnic with the family. <br />298 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster 880875 $130,000 $160,000 N/R $196,000 €174,657 22% Carmine Red over Tan leather. Completed at Jaguar’s Browns Lane works on January 10, 1964, this lovely Series I 3.8-Liter Roadster was configured in Carmine Red over Black leather with left-hand drive steering and destined for the North American market. The new Jaguar was dispatched from the works on February 3, 1964, and headed to Jaguar Cars New York, which is listed as the selling dealer on the Jaguar issued Heritage Trust Certificate. The earliest history of this Jag is yet unknown at the time of cataloging, but it was restored in the mid-1990s to a very high level—at which time the interior and top were changed from black to tan—and the restoration has stood the test of time. Moving out east, the penultimate owner, a gentleman from the Philadelphia area, acquired the car in the early aughts. Happy with the cosmetics but feeling the motor not quite up to the quality of the looks, he sent the car to Cloverleaf Services in Malvern, Pennsylvania to bring things up to snuff. Cloverleaf rebuilt the motor to a slightly higher spec, including balancing and blueprinting it—invoices on record detail the work completed. The current owner, who has had the car for a few years now, redid the steering rack last winter and has made sure that the fluid services have been completed. Most importantly, the original engine and cylinder head have remained with the car since leaving the factory—the transmission has been swapped with a fully synchronized unit from a later 4.2 model but the original transmission is included. Described by the seller as a silky smooth, rocket ship fast car, it will be accompanied by service records and its Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate. Expertly restored E-Types, like the one presented here, are highly sought after by collectors all around the world. With the vehicle on offer being in such fine condition, there is no better opportunity to put yourself behind the wheel of one of the most iconic sports cars of the 20th Century. <br />299 1977 Chevrolet Nova Grand National 179 $175,000 $225,000 N/R $53,000 €47,229 -70% Black racer. According to Earnhardt lore, these car’s transformation from Pontiac to Chevrolet began after the 1985 season, when Earnhardt decided to alter the Ventura’s bodywork to that of Chevy’s Nova, which was thought to have better aerodynamics. Dale Earnhardt was legendary in his ability to quote on quote “See the air” and find the fastest way through the air currents that were created by a pack of racecars on an oval circuit. On the faster tracks such as Daytona and Talladega, the more slippery shape provided a decided advantage. In the 1980s it was quite common for racing drivers, like Earnhardt, to also work within the racing shop. Earnhardt with his race shop crew along with Robert Gee, Jr., son of the car’s first fabricator, converted this and other Ventura’s to Nova’s, replacing the Ventura’s nose, quarter windows, hood, grille, and bumper with parts styled after the Chevy Nova. All cars were readied for the1986 season. At the season opener, the Goody’s 300 at Daytona, Earnhardt qualified eighth in a Chevy Nova, but in a classic Earnhardt charge, rallied to win the race in the last laps. This was also the first time that Earnhardt ran cars with the GM Goodwrench livery that would become synonymous with his race team and also with the number 8 made famous by Dale’s father and racer, Ralph Earnhardt, and later by his son Dale Earnhardt. Jr. Today’s beautifully restored Chevrolet Nova clearly demonstrated Earnhardt’s feel for the nuances of racing, for the strategies to victory that extended beyond planting his right foot to the floor. Earnhardt would also run in the Late Model Sportsman seasons at the same time he was running the Bud Moore Engineering Ford Thunderbird in the Winston Cup series. Earnhardt competed in nine of 29 rounds in 1982 and in five rounds in 1983 of the junior series, yet he came away with wins at Daytona and Caraway in 1982 and at Rockingham and Charlotte in 1983, in the process garnering eight top-tens and a pole. After retirement, this car first appeared in vintage races in 1998 and has competed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed as well as being class winner at 2009’s Celebration of NASCAR-Daytona’s 50th Anniversary. In 2012 it underwent restoration to race-ready status by a noted racing shop in preparation for the invitation-only Rolex Monterey Historic Races, where it thrilled the crowds with its familiar paintwork and roaring NASCAR 358 Chevy engine. Other notable restoration touches included a period MSD Ignition system, a glass windshield, and a driver’s seat said to have been used by Earnhardt himself. It is common to find ex-race cars for sale. It is rare to find one that was driven by Dale Earnhardt. To have the opportunity to own an ex-Dale Earnhardt team car that he also helped develop is unique. <br />300 1971 Intermeccanica Italia Spider 50367414 $125,000 $175,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Blu Metallizzato over Blu leather. The beautiful example of the rare Intermeccanica Italia Spyder offered here was completed at the Torino-based works near the end of the limited unit production run. A lovely example indeed, this Italia was treated to a comprehensive restoration some years ago, and it is evident that the job included both the mechanical and cosmetic aspects of the rare car. The body was stripped, meticulously examined, and refinished in the elegant silver blue metallic seen on the car today, while the chrome and bright work were refurbished to show its absolute best. The interior was redone in a nicely matching dark blue, with a light blue piping. The Intermeccanica Italia’s comprehensive history file contains many restoration, maintenance and ownership records, as well as a rare owner’s manual, adding to the provenance of this rare Italian sports car. Borrani chrome wire wheels with knock-off hubs are fitted, adding a great period-looking finishing touch, and an air conditioning system is fitted, keeping its occupants cool on a sunny day. A Tremec 5-speed transmission has been substituted for the traditional 4-speed Ford unit, adding to the drivability of the car, and enabling one to really utilize the massive torque and power of the 351 cubic inch V8 engine. Only a small number of Intermeccanica Italia Spyders are known to survive. This handsome example presents very well and would be a great candidate for local concours judging, or touring on high-speed rallies such as the Copperstate 1000. As the prices of true thoroughbred Italian GT cars of the 1960s and 1970s have escalated drastically, Italian-American hybrids such as the Intermeccanica Italia Spyder offer a compelling alternative. The Italia, one of just over 350 examples produced, occupies a special place in history and awaits a new owner who appreciates its combination of Italian style and American V8 performance. The Italia’s beauty and performance, combined with its scarcity, makes it a gorgeous and valued prize. <br />301 1999 Swift Indycar #008 $100,000 $150,000 N/R $56,000 €49,902 -44% Black Indycar. Newman/Haas racing entry for Michael Andretti, driven in the ’99 Indycar season, Gateway Motorsports ’99 winnner. Sitting within the Swift 010.c chassis was the latest development of the Ford-Cosworth V-8 turbo, an engine Newman/Haas knew intimately, as the team had been a primary development partner with the engine supplier since 1992. This XD iteration was introduced in 1996, powering Andretti to those five wins in the Lola and overall taking Newman/Haas cars to the podium in 16 of the 48 races it was used. Major updates to this 1999 engine included a revised valvetrain design to accommodate a higher 14,500rpm redline; enhanced fuel management for increased driveability and top-end power; and measures to reduce high-speed friction. At the time it boasted the highest output of any Ford-Cosworth, exceeding even the CR-1 V-10 Formula One engine, and could power the Indycar beyond 240 mph. After its retirement from CART, this car was campaigned in Europe’s 2004 BOSS SuperCup Series by American Mike Biangardi, twice reaching the podium before being put into protective storage by its current owner, a noted collector of significant automobiles. Spares are limited but include: rear driveshafts and a complete set of wheels (for details related to included spares, see a member of the Bonhams team). <br />302 1926 Minerva Type AF Paul Ostruk Coupe de Ville 56543 $150,000 $200,000 $120,400 €107,289 -20% Two Tone Grey over Black. via Minerva USA, Ostruk coachwork fitted, unknown until Seymour Rappaport, NJ ’70s, restored at some point, Jacques Vander Stappen ’88, requires recommissioning. Very rare. via Bonhams Paris ’08 Not sold $250 – 280k. <br />303 1956 Cooper T39 Bobtail CS11-12-59 $150,000 $230,000 Withdrawn Withdrawn N/A White and Blue race car. In 1956 Charles Cooper asked Brabham to ship a T39 to Australia and introduce the model to the country’s racing scene in November’s Australian Tourist Trophy. Brabham’s friend Bill Patterson, an accomplished amateur racer (1954 Australian Hill Climb champion), knew of the plan and asked Brabham to bring him a T39 as well, equipped, like Brabham’s, with the more powerful Coventry-Climax FWB 1460cc engine. According to Brabham in a 2008 conversation with the car’s current owner, T39s were in short supply, so to get Patterson’s car Brabham deftly intercepted a T39 that had been destined for America. Indeed, when the two T39s arrived in Australia, the car on offer today sported the white and blue-striped livery meant for the Briggs Cunningham team. Stirling Moss won the race in a Maserati 300S, leading a host of the heavy, front-engine machinery then dominating sports-car racing; Brabham finished 11th but first in class, undoubtedly attracting the desired attention with his foot-to-the-floor driving style. Patterson DNF’d after rolling his car on the first lap but returned on the meet’s second weekend for a class win, 3rd overall. Patterson next entered the 1957 Australian Grand Prix but failed to start after gearbox problems in qualifying. This T39’s next race was the 1957 Victorian Tourist Trophy. Patterson took a well-earned third and a class win, and then placed second in the 1957 NSW South Pacific Championship at Mount Panorama. In 1958 Patterson competed only three times, notably taking a class win and second overall at the Victorian Hill Climb Championship, obliterating the class record by a full four seconds. Patterson then sold the car to Alan Jack, who ran it sparingly in both the 1959 and 1961 seasons but finish 5th at the 1959 Australian Grand Prix. At the 1961 Australian GP at Mallala, Jack finished 7th as Coopers captured six of the first seven slots. Jack’s final race in the car was the Australian Tourist Trophy, where he took 4th overall and 1st in class. After Jack retired the car, it passed through several more owners before ending up in a rural auto museum in western Australia, where it was discovered as a heavily campaigned old racecar, by the present owner. It did have the original chassis with number plate; lower arms; magnesium brake hubs, drums, uprights and rims; driver’s seat; steering wheel; instruments; undertrays; tank and more. The original, fragile ERSA gearbox had been replaced by a Volkswagen unit. The extensive restoration included many replacements from Crosthwaite and Gardiner (new rims, steering box, tie rods, brake and clutch master cylinders, brake pads, rear uprights, bronze bushings, wheel bearings, the correct chrome moly tube steering column; all removed original components are supplied with the car.) The engine and cylinder head were completely freshened; a new generator was fitted; the carburetors were rebuilt by Australian SU specialists; and new lower wishbones were manufactured with adjustable turnbuckles to aid correct wheel alignment. Vintage racing rules dictated a roll cage, so a custom arrangement was built using the same chrome-moly tubing as for the chassis. The car was campaigned regularly at Australian vintage meets from 2009 to 2015, when the Cooper was damaged. The owner had a new body made to exact specifications, using another T39 for patterns, and the result is a spectacular achievement (the original is included with today’s sale). This beautiful T39 was racing as recently as December, 2018, and it is ready to return to the track, eligible for numerous vintage race meetings including the Goodwood Revival and Le Mans Classic. <br />304 1969 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R PGC10-000565 $150,000 $180,000 $130,000 €115,844 -13% Metallic Silver over Black. RHD. Of the 2,029 GT-Rs produced between 1969 and 1972, the sedan model, like the one on offer, presents as the rarer of the two body styles with only 832 exiting the factory doors. Since so many PGC-10 GT-R’s were used for racing, not many examples have survived and left in such great condition for street use, making this example a rare specimen. Prior to the vehicle entering the United States, it had remained under the ownership of a famous car collector in its home country. It is reported that all of the original bodywork is present and matching numbers, but a series of period medications have been affixed to the car along with a restoration of the exterior paint. These alterations include: racing cams, racing manifold and stainless-steel exhaust, triple Weber 45mm carburetors, an aluminum radiator, 15″ Watanabe magnesium wheels, a Nardi classic steering wheel, and a rear-view mirror from a factory works GT-R race car. This previous owner took diligent care of his GT-R and it is further reported that the car was inspected and serviced before importation. In 2017, it was entered in the Hokkaido Classic Car Rally and unsurprisingly finished with no issues. This Nissan truly presents in wonderful condition and is ready to be enjoyed by its next owner carving up roads across the country. This vehicle comes with books and tool kit, along with an assortment of used spare parts including the factory Mikuni-Solex carburetors, clutch, camshaft, pulley, replacement belt and hose, brand new set of Yokohama tires, and more miscellaneous extras. Rarely do Hakosuka’s escape their home market, as they are heavily desired commodities, and considered historical motorsport heritage. When this particular example arrived to the United States, well known car collector and celebrity, Jay Leno, featured it on his popular series, Jay Leno’s Garage, where he gleamed about the enjoyment of the driving experience, stating “This is probably one of the best kept secrets for car enthusiasts” and “This is just a fascinating automobile.” Bonhams is proud to offer this excellent example and provide the opportunity to get your hands on one of the finest cars to ever come out of the land of the rising sun. <br />305 2001 Rolls-Royce Corniche SCAZK29E31CX68509 $120,000 $160,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Royal Blue over Beige leather. Of the 374 examples produced, this stunning drop top Corniche is one of the select few that made its way stateside. The car was purchased new at Manhattan Motor Cars in New York, NY in March of 2002. The car would remain in the care of its original owner for the next 17 years. Over those 17 years, the car would spend its time in the tri-state area as well as many of the colder months in southern Florida. At the time of cataloging, the car has covered fewer than 7,000 miles from new. Despite the extremely low mileage, the car was routinely serviced at the recommended intervals. A Carfax report documents the extensive mechanical care that the vehicle received throughout its life. Accompanying the car are its original manuals, service book, tools, gloves, extra fluids, and jack. The sale of this Corniche presents an opportunity to acquire a significant Rolls Royce at a fraction of its original price. <br />306 1939 BSA Scout 2 seater A4363 $20,000 $25,000 N/R $16,800 €14,971 -16% Two tone Blue over Black. RHD. This particular Scout formed part of the prominent Swiss-based collection of Mr. Claude Imhoof for decades before being acquired by the consignor in 2017. Some restoration work has been performed over the years, and today the rare British sportscar presents in lovely condition with some patina in places. The body is the desirable two-seater sports variant, and the steering arrangement is on the right. Featuring the late-production pressed steel wheels, this front-wheel-drive BSA would be a nice addition to any collection of British motorcars. <br />307 1984 Porsche 911 RUF RSR WP0AB0919ES121843 $175,000 $225,000 Not sold Not sold N/A Red over Black leather. This Porsche was purchased new in 1984 from a dealer in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, sporting paint-to-sample Tornado Red from Audi’s catalog. Upon delivery, the new owner/collector immediately desired to increase the performance of his 911 and soon called upon Tore Johnson, the U.S. RUF importer and builder in Long Beach, California, to upgrade this new Carrera 3.2 to RUF BTR specification. A thoroughly comprehensive project, the car’s mechanicals were overhauled as follows: Engine displacement increased to 3.4-liters, conversion to twin-plug ignition, installation of a turbocharger, quad-pipe exhaust system, RUF 5-speed manual transmission, Recaro leather seats, RUF instrument clusters and steering wheel, Simpson race harness, and RUF 5-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels. The vision for this build didn’t simply end with power upgrades from RUF, however. When the car left the US based RUF workshop, it was sent to Alan Johnson Racing in San Diego. Well known for his competition focused Porsche builds and racing program, Johnson was contracted to craft an alloy body for the BTR inspired by the Porsche 935. In the hands of Alan Johnson Racing, the BTR received full custom coachwork finished in red; paintwork which still appears on the car today. With nearly 400HP and a body resembling a 935 LeMans racer, this Carrera is a far cry away from its original delivery specifications. Once completed, the car rolled 2,000 miles on the odometer showing at events and mildly being used at track days around Illinois and Wisconsin. Identified as the RUF RSR, the car would be road tested and recognized in the book The World’s Fastest Cars in 1989. Shortly after the build was completed, the owner of this Porsche would become the U.S. distributor for RUF parts and components. With direct access to RUF, this project remained at the leading edge of RUF Automobile RmbH’s innovations. Upon the introduction of the company’s new 3.5L motor, it was decided that the old 3.4L unit would be pulled out after only powering the car for 2,000 miles. The search for ever increasing power outputs comes with its own gambles unfortunately. Upon the new platform’s first track outing, the engine failed, and the car was left immobile. The project remained dormant from this point on, sitting for over 20 years. In 2015, the car was purchased by the current owner, who was eager to continue the legacy of this fabulous Porsche and return the car back to running order. Being an Illinois resident, today’s seller put the RUF RSR in the hands of Perfect Power, a shop widely known in the Porsche community for their history of high performance road cars and successful racing efforts. Although many of the original engine parts for the car are still present, including the crank case, it was decided that the project would be best served by sourcing an entirely new engine. As such, a twin-turbo 3.8L engine built by Protomotive found its new home in the back of the 911 mated to RUF’s later 6-speed transmission. This fire breathing motor now puts out over 700BHP to the wheels at full boost. The staggering power output provides insane performance on track while remaining reliable and usable for regular road use. The proven success of this RUF RSR was exemplified in a cross-country drive from Chicago to Los Angeles for the Luftgekuhlt Porsche show in 2017 where the car made the trip effortlessly. Today, this imaginative project presents magnificently, with the chassis having covered less than 10,000 miles since its delivery in 1984. The custom alloy body and paint work remain untouched since being modified by Alan Johnson Racing and the interior still wears its RUF gauge cluster. The car also comes with its original, numbers matching crank case and other miscellaneous engine parts from its progression from a 3.2L to 3.4L and then 3.5L engine. The RUF RSR has been in constant development since new to become the highly developed and powerful road car that it is today. Early RUFs are eminently hard to come by, and this one-off example offers a chance to own a part of the company’s early development history. <br />308 1975 Ferrari 308GT4 10196 $45,000 $65,000 N/R $38,080 €33,933 -15% Blu over Dark Blu leather. This Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 was constructed at the Ferrari factory during the Spring of 1975. The car is believed to have been equipped for the US market from new and is said to have spent many years in South Western ownership in the mild-climate states of California, Arizona and Texas. The Dino has recently received a belt service and comprehensive mechanical maintenance, yet remains in largely original cosmetic condition, retaining much of its original, factory installed dark blue interior. The odometer reading of less than 37,000 miles is indeed believed to be genuine and matches the age shown on the interior. Offered with service records, books and tools, this 308 GT4 is an increasingly sought-after 1970s Ferrari. <br />309 1966 Meyers Manx M1769D826S $25,000 $35,000 N/R $30,800 €27,446 Mid Orange and Black. This jolly and sporting Meyers Manx is based on a Volkswagen Beetle platform and fitted with an appropriate 4-cylinder, air-cooled boxer engine. The fiberglass exterior is finished in a typical 1960s era Gold Metallic paint, perfectly matching the Manx’s loud appearance. Chrome headlights are fitted out front, while comfortable black seats and a roll bar is mounted inside the open cockpit. The dashboard is trimmed with white-faced, retro-like instruments, and an appropriate EMPI wood rimmed steering wheel is fitted to hang onto through the dunes. This Meyers Manx has been inducted and authenticated by the Meyers Manx Registry with number 610. A fun and iconic Meyers Manx which invites adventure on the road or through the dunes.</p>
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