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Gooding returns to Pebble Beach for their 15th annual Pebble Beach sale. From the late 1980s when this sale was originally hosted by Christies it was prominent and when Monaco stuttered and slid into the wilderness, the Christies Pebble Beach sale continued to hum along and remained as an annual highlight. A selection of the worlds finest automobiles were always on offer at this sale including the ex Neil Corner Auto-Union in 1990, the Sutherland Collection and a Ferrari 330P3 in 2000. A Christies alumni, Dave Gooding secured his business when he managed to obtain the contract for hosting the Pebble Beach sale and indeed the 2004 sale was also the first Gooding sale and its success emboldened the fledgling company with purpose. That year saw the Duesenberg “Mormon Meteor” Special on offer and most years since have seen the unique and the special on offer although the boutique sale grew to two days and from 2017 a shift to Friday and Saturday, to match RM.
While the early 2010s saw Ferrari’s and pre war classics galore and several world records (2011s Ferrari 250TR Prototipo and 2012s Mercedes-Benz 540K among them), Gooding have struggled to continue the momentum in a stagnant market. 2017 saw the offering of two big cars, the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C and a 1970 Porsche 917k and both managed a respectable $14 million and helped propel a gross total of $91 million. 2011 was the last time an edition of this sale dropped below $100 million and it was the fourth time in five years that RM managed to obtain a higher gross. It is apparent that it isn’t necessarily a lack of headline sales but rather a surfeit of lots in the $5 – 10 million zone and the careful balancing of soliciting lots and vendors demands. 2018s sale was emblematic of Goodings work with successes and losses in equal measure and a $22 million sale of the Duesenberg SSJ as part of $117 million gross. Good work but potentially hard to recreate.
Year – Sold/Offered/% – Gross Total – High Sale
18/08/2007 119/131 (91%) $61,130,350 $4,510,000 1931 Bentley Blower 2/3 seater
16/08/2008 111/139 (80%) $63,865,300 $7,920,000 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante
15/08/2009 125/157 (80%) $50,211,550 $5,115,000 1962 Ferrari 250GT California SWB
14/08/2010 102/135 (76%) $64,207,250 $7,260,000 1959 Ferrari 250GT California LWB Competizione
20/08/2011 105/125 (84%) $77,999,300 $16,390,000 1957 Ferrari 250TR
18/08/2012 110/123 (89%) $113,736,600 $11,770,000 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster
17/08/2013 116/127 (91%) $112,968,350 $9,460,000 1957 Ferrari 250GT Tour de France
16/08/2014 107/121 (88%) $106,004,800 $15,180,000 1961 Ferrari 250GT California SWB
15/08/2015 115/129 (89%) $128,098,000 $16,830,000 1961 Ferrari 250GT California SWB
20/08/2016 114/137 (83%) $129,780,950 $18,150,000 1959 Ferrari 250GT California LWB Competizione
18/08/2017 110/135 (81%) $91,593,700 $14,520,000 1966 Ferrari 275GTB/C
24/08/2018 123/147 (84%) $116,512,400 $22,000,000 1935 Duesenberg SJ
Rather than going for a divergent pricing structure like they did in 2018, Gooding have restricted themselves to ratively flat selection of consignments concentrated in the low to mid millions range with just one car on offer estimated at more than $10 million. The Ferrari 250GT California, Pininfarina Cabriolet and Short Wheelbase Berlinetta all existed in the same general period of Ferrari history and all shared a common ancestry. Indeed the SWB and the California share a similar pricing structure that despite a clear diverse pecking order sees them valued at $8 to 25 million. The California pecking order revolves around the differences between the LWB cars based on the Tour de France platform and the later SWB cars based on the namesake Berlinetta and says the various cars are worth
- $8 – 10 million (a open headlight, non Competizione car),
- $10 – 12 million (closed headlight)
- $12 – 18 million (Competizione)
- $11 – 13 million (open headlight, Short Wheelbase)
- $15 – 18 million (closed headlight)
- $18 – 25 million (competizione)
As one can see there is a large price differential between the original 49 Long Wheelbase and 56 Short Wheelbase cars, especially in regards to the closed headlight and Competizione cars. The differences between the two are not as important as the pricing might suggest with the main difference, the shift from original drum brakes to disc brakes from mid ’59 and an improvement in general cornering. Otherwise the only change is the aesthetic difference with the Shorter Wheelbase California having a slight edge over the LWB examples in the beauty stakes and again this does not explain why the covered headlight Short Wheelbase examples are worth so much more than their LWB brethren. Gooding are offering a LWB, covered headlight car, #1055GT was a car with a 240bhp Tipo 128D engine and drum brakes delivered to M. Steven Deck and it passed through a few ownerships including one who raced it in SCCA events in 1962. Further owners included Gerald Roush, Frank Gallogly and Anthony Wang followed by a series of owners in Europe before a sale through RM Scottsdale in 2014 where it fetched $8.8 million.
RM Monterey offered #1055GT in 2016 and it failed to sell at $9.2 million although it later passed to a new owner. One of 38 examples originally fitted with covered headlights, this is a very good example of the California although while it was delivered in the legit Rosso Rubino, a recent restoration saw Patrick Ottis rebuild the engine while MPI repainted it in the fetching Grigio Vinovo.
While this California may be in almost ultimate spec. it is a weird accumulation of values that combines both a lot of positives and some rather strong negatives. The positives begin with its stature as one of just 38 covered headlight Long Wheelbase California and its recent maintenance by two of the best in the business, MPI and Patrick Ottis. The negatives are that it is and remains a Long Wheelbase California and it is in non original colours so its a beautiful but flawed example of the type. As such the estimate seems a long way from where even the best Long Wheelbase California should be and seems largely unsustainable. For that matter a similar amount would get an buyer the Short Wheelbase, Open headlight at RM Sothebys which is arguably a better buy. That said, if anyone can manage to get this deal done, its Dave Gooding.
The second great Ferrari is the 1958 250GT Pininfarina Spider, #0789GT, a fine example of the Series I Spider, a car that was developed by Pininfarina using the same platform as the recently released California and it proved just as exciting. Forty examples would be built before the much less exciting Series II was developed in 1961 and each would be individually hand built to the customers spec. #0789GT was delivered to its homeland in Silver over Black where it remained until the late 1980s. Ron Hein eventually acquired it and it has resided in the USA ever since, Hein having it restored by Charles Betz and Fred Peters in Nero over Olive Green leather and it soon won its class at Pebble Beach. beautiful and appealing as ever. This super elegant example of Pininfarina’s best design work offers the buyer the best of both worlds, either retention in the current livery or a fresh restoration to its original livery and either look would suit the fantastic design. That said, sales over the past half decade have pegged the type firmly within the $5 – 7 million range and Goodings $7 – 8 million estimate does look a touch expensive although not so much I don’t expect it to sell.
Alfa Romeo had been the greatest Italian race team in the two decades before WW2 and they returned to form in the post war era with the Tipo 158/9 Grand Prix. Alfa Romeo were in the process of shifting production from the pre-war 6C2500 to the modern 1900 series and went through an extremely fertile period developing the flying saucer esque Disco Volante, the 6C3000CM and the 2000 Sportiva. While the smaller cars used the 2 litre four developed for the 1900, the larger cars were powered by the 3 and 3.5 litre straight six as first seen in the one off 1950 6C2500 Competizione. In 3.5 litre form as used in the 6C3000CM this engine produced 275bhp and was fitted to a unique backbone and tubular monococque which was fitted with Colli Coupe coachwork. Alfa Romeo found that the racing scene had developed greatly and with Ferrari in abundance incl. the brutally powerful 340MM, the new Jano designed high tech Lancia D20 and the small but very quick Maserati A6G their new car was a big fish in a bigger ocean. Despite the services of drivers such as Juan Manuel Fangio and Karl Kling the car remained unsuccessful, the best result was Fangios 2nd at the Mille Miglia and 1st at the Supercortemaggiore. Four Colli Coupes and two Colli Spiders were made before Alfa Romeo gave up racing and most survive, the most famous were the car sold to Jo Bonnier that was rebodied by Zagato, the Colli Coupe that was sold to Juan Peron (Eva’s hubby) and the car on offer at Gooding, the Superflow.
The Superflow began as a standard Colli Berlinetta that was raced just the once when it attended the 1953 Le Mans 24 Hours but was scratched before the start. Pininfarina acquired the car and it formed the basis for the first Superflow concept as seen at the Turin Show in 1956, complete with transparent front fenders, gullwing doors and fins. The car reappeared in 1957 as the Superflow II with standard front fenders, plexiglass fins and other mods, the third rebuild in 1958 saw the car rebuilt as a Sports Spider in the general mould of the Disco Volante. The final iteration was revealed at the Geneva Show in 1960 when the Superflow IV with its full length glass canopy was revealed. After a final promotional tour in the USA the Superflow was left behind to be sold and it soon found a buyer before passing through a select number of collectors, eventually ending up with Peter Kaus in Germany. When Kaus’ Rosso Bianco collection closed, this fine Alfa was sold to a US vendor and Tillack and Co restored the car on its original chassis while the replica Colli Berlinetta coachwork built by Kaus and a replica chassis accompany the sale. Gooding offering of this car will be the third time a 6C3000CM has been offered for sale in the past thirty or so years so its super special indeed. Further this is a car that has worn five different bodies in its life and could potentially be rebuilt in any of the different Superflow guises. Finally as a member of a select team and brethren to the Fangio racers and unique example of Pininfarina’s styling peak it cannot be underestimated how special this Alfa is, Gooding say its worth $6 – 8 million and I agree with that estimate, it is truly that special. One of the very best cars on offer at Monterey in 2019.
Ferrari had been racing in F1 since the very beginning and but for one or two races been present for fifteen years when the CSi decided that a new 3 litre formula would be in place from 1966, replacing the 1.5 Litre formula that had seen John Surtees and Phil Hill give Ferrari their fourth and fifth world championships. Great things were expected with a very good 3 litre V12 already developed for the 250 series but while a lovely engine, it was overweight and the Repco and Cosworth V8s shifted the goalposts while the traditional tubular monococque chassis beloved by Enzo was proving inadequate in a new world where Lotus showed fully stressed engines, lightweight, aerodynamics and slick tyres were the path forwards. The combined nous of Luca de Montezemolo and Mauro Foghieri came on board to manage the race team and engineer a better car and by the early 1970s they had cancelled the sportscar program to concentrate on F1 alone and hired the young turk Niki Lauda to spearhead the team.
Ferrari’s 312B had successfully matched a new Foghieri designed Flat 12 that allowed better airflow and a lower centre of gravity and scored some wins with Jacky Ickx and others but it was the shift to the 312T that truly bought success to the team. Foghieri turned the gearbox around 90 degrees and mounted it in Transverse form which lowered the polar moment of inertia and at the front developed a much narrower chassis and revised suspension geometry. de Montezemolo and Foghieri’s work paid off when Niki Lauda took the 312T to a Drivers Championship win, Ferrari’s first since Surtees in 1964, while the team took the constructors championship. Gooding are offering 312T #022, a car that Lauda drove seven times including wins at the BRDC International Trophy and the French GP before its sale to the UK. Jacques Setton later added it to his Ferrari F1 collection and its offered with just four owners from new and having been rebuilt to perfection by Dennison International. The Lauda/ Hunt years were beautifully depicted in the John Howard movie Rush and this would be an iconic addition to any collection although. 022s history and importance make it almost unusable as any use could see its physiological identification destroyed but it could be shown at any concours and be demonstrated at any track. Formula 1 cars have suddenly seen a lot of renewed interest which is seeing there values increase although they still have a way to go to get parity with contemporary Sports racing cars. As such the $6 – 8 million estimate seems both totally reasonable and good buying. Another favourite.
The first of the Ferrari 250GTs was the Europa and it formed the basis for a brief run of 250GT Competizione specials in 1955. The following year saw the first of a series of Scaglietti bodied 250GTs which would win the Tour de France before the end of 1956 and would thus carry the nickname Tour de France or even simply the TdF. Some four series of TdF would be built over three years with 77 examples built, the final series was easily the most common with some even built for road use and #0903GT was part of this production run and sold to Sture Nottorp in Sweden. Nottorp raced the car once at the Reims 12 Hours in ’58 without success before it passed through a series of Swedish owners including one who disassembled it.
French car dealer Jean Guikas eventually acquired the car in the mid 2000s, had it restored and it was offered at major auctions several times before an American collector purchased it and had it fully restored by Wayne Obreys MPI. Now a concours queen this remains a car that can either win most any concours or be chucked around a track or any driving event the owner may want and with $675k spent on it, its absolutely turn key. The first and second series TdFs are much rarer and the best examples could top $10 million but as a fourth series car, the $5.5 – 6 million estimate is absolutely market correct and pretty good buying.
Aston Martins new DB4 presented a sales boost for the fledgeling company and thoughts soon turned to a cheap new racing option and they developed a new shorter, lighter DB4GT and fitted with the new 3.7 litre engine in 300bhp spec. 75 examples of the DB4GT were built over the next four years from 1959 and while the first example was successful on track the new 250GT Short Wheelbase proved even faster and the model was soon replaced by the Zagato DB4GT and Astons lack of development and resolve meant the model remained something of a wasted opportunity. Regardless of its lack of on track success the DB4GT did exemplify the values of Aston Martin in being the ultimate stylish fast tourer and is perhaps best compared to the 250GT Short Wheelbase Ferrari and it remains much rarer than its Maranello brethren. The example on offer, #0130/L, was sold new to the USA and was briefly raced in 1961 before passing through several long term owners.
SLR Restorations was chosen by the most recent owner to restore this DB4GT to perfection and chose the factory correct Black Pearl over Red and it soon proved successful at Pebble Beach in 2007. While a gorgeous example in splendid condition, the fact remains that the model is limited to a $2.7 – 3.3 million range and this example is offered at $4 – 4.5 million. It may be argued that maybe the market has moved upwards for this car but there is no evidence of that, indeed the last two offers have failed at lower price levels than this example. In brief, its gorgeous and much better value than its competition but its still very expensive and Gooding have a lot of work to do to get the sale done.
Isotta-Fraschini were founded in Milan, Italy to import Renaults and they soon began production of their own automobiles and eventually aeroplanes. The Automobiles best known are the later Tipo 8s which featured the worlds first straight 8 engine but the early cars were generally very large straight 4s, the FENC with a 1.2 litre engine for Voiturette racing, the PM and KM road cars with 5.9 and 10.6 litre 4s and the IM for racing. The IM was built on the general Mercedes principal and was entirely veteran but it made up for a lack of chassis innovation with a aero inspired 7.2 litre straight 4 producing 135bhp and 4 wheel brakes, the first automobile so fitted. Six were built for racing in 1913/4 and three were sent to Indianapolis to compete in the 500, the first ever team of European cars to do so. Strikes during the cars construction compounded their development and despite being easily the quickest cars in the 1913 Indy 500 they all retired. One of the cars was lightly modified and returned for the 1914 Indy with Ray Gilhooley but the drive chain broke and destroyed a tire causing the car to spin and eject both driver and co-driver which lead to a major spin being known as “doing a Gilhooley”.
Most cars of this age were lucky to be raced into oblivion or converted into a road car and few survived far beyond the first world war. The Isotta on offer at Gooding, #0451, was lightly modified by the Isotta importer into a Mercer Raceabout like Tourer with a few additions and sold to a Pittsburgh native who retained it for 42 years, saving it from any fate that would have seen it destroyed. Whitney Snyder and Willett Brown, both great collectors would own the car for many years and it eventually passed to just the fourth owner in 1995. The most recent owner has had the car restored with a view to retaining its originality and several original body parts were acquired from Thurman Schreil who had restored it back in the mid 1960s. While Isotta isn’t well known for its racing cars, this Tipo IM is one of the greatest cars in existence, its one of just two believed to survive, the only one to compete at two Indy 500s, superbly original form and more than quick enough for any use. Whats not to like. As a car it probably isn’t what anyone actually wants but as a museum worthy car with history up the wazoo its worth the $3 – 4 million estimate which is probably what the average Mercer Type 35 Raceabout would be worth and half what the equivalent Mercedes would go for. My favourite car of any on offer anywhere at Monterey.
Jano’s second Alfa Romeo masterpiece was the 6C1500 and it replaced the vintage RL series with a new, much lighter and relatively sporty car that proved successful both as a road and racing car. Multiple series of 6Cs eventually saw the engine grow to 1750cc, 1900cc and 2300cc before the ultimate 2.5 litre. The later 6C2300Bs featured Porsche developed IFS and rear swing axles which was the first alteration from the 6C1500 platform and the 6C2500 was merely a developed version of this car. While the first 6C2500s were built in 1938 and the last in 1952 no less than 11 different specs would be offered with everything from very staid roadcars to relatively sporty SS spec. 6C2500s. Easily the best examples were the 20 Tipo 256s which were built for Alfa Corse and VIP clients with various advanced Touring Superleggera coachwork. Gooding example is #915*014 which was a very stylish Spider Siluro delivered to the wonderfully named Marchese Giovanni Maria Cornaggia Medici for competition use. Early successes were a 7th at the Parma-Poggio di Berceto, 3rd at the Trento-Bondone Hillclimb and 4th at the Targa Abruzzo. Perhaps the greatest achievement by the car was its 36th at the 1940 Mille Miglia although this was a rally rather than an actual race. The second owner purchased the car in 1941 and sent it to Touring Superleggera to have it rebodied as a uniquely beautiful Berlinetta.
A series of Italian owners would own this car including one who restored it and it most recently passed to a US owner in 2012 who commissioned a second restoration to its 1941 Touring Berlinetta form and it has since won its class at Pebble Beach in 2015. Still fitted with its numbers matching engine and transmission and in highly original, restored condition this is a very rare, perhaps one of a handful of surviving Tipo 256s. That it is one of the most beautiful cars ever built, pretty quick and offering the opportunity to recreate its original spider siluro spec. is only a bonus and really the $2.75 – 3.5 million estimate might be a little expensive for the type but is cheap for what it is. Certainly this is only the second legitimate Tipo 256 to ever come to market and its a million or more cheaper than that offering so another favourite car.
Pre war highlights are:
- 1910 Stanley Model 60 Runabout – Est. $140 – 180k. One owner for 70 years. Presentable, survivor condition. Market correct.
- 1911 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Thrupp & Maberly Limousine – Est. $1 – 1.5 mil. A very early Silver Ghost with its original coachwork. Very formal as most were. Ideal for any concours or totally owning an RROC event. Expensive for a formal Ghost but worth every cent.
- 1917 Chalmers Record Speedster – Est. $350 – 450k. A special brass era Speedster built for speed record chasing. Totally accurate and incredibly rare. Market correct.
- 1925 Renault 40HP Labourdette Torpedo Skiff – Est. $900k – 1.2 mil. Renault used to be makers of the finest luxury automobiles and this one wears original coachwork from Frances best designer, Labourdette. Expensive for a Renault, cheap for a Labourdette. One of my favourites.
- 1927 Avions Voisin C11 Belvalette Open Torpedo – Est. $450 – 550k. All Voisin are fascinating although Belvalette wasn’t the sexiest of the French atelier. Still a lovely car and very original so lots to like here.
- 1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre Vanden Plas Tourer – Est. $1 – 1.3 mil. A proper genuine Bentley with original coachwork. Noted to be incredibly original and proper.
- 1929 Minerva Type AK Hibbard & Darrin Town car – Est. $225 – 300k, Minerva were one of Europes great luxury car brands and this is a prime example with formal Towncar coachwork. Restored 20 years ago and still in lovely condition. Ideal for show and tour and market correct for its formal nature.
- 1929 Packard 645 Deluxe Eight Towncar – Est. $275 – 350k, a proper formal Packard on the straight 8 chassis. Fully restored by Chris Charlton not that long ago and suitable for any use. Market correct.
- 1930 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Sport Sedan – Est. $2 – 2.5 mil. An important Duesy with unique Murphy coachwork for George Whittell Jr.’s mistress. Restored to perfection by Chris Charlton. Expensive for a formal Duesy by perhaps $500k but potential value at the low estimate.
- 1931 Studebaker Special Indy car – Est. $500 – 750k. Commissioned from Ab Jenkins with Studebaker power, competed three times at Indy with some success during the “junk era” and still fabulously original. Junk era Indy cars aren’t rare but an original example is very rare. Expensive for a Studebaker but very cheap for what it is and half the price of a Miller.
- 1934 Lancia Astura Viotti Gran Sport Torpedo – Est. $600 – 800k, a rare Viotti bodied Lancia from the Art deco era. Very sleek. Restored to an excellent standard and crying out for concours use. Market priced.
- 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Cabriolet C – Est. $800k – 1 mil. Not the most glamorous M-B 500K but a big, stylish car with fully traceable history and offered in excellent condition. Expensive for a Cab C by $100 – 200k.
- 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante – Est. $1.75 – 2.25 mil., the mighty Type 57 in one of its most beautiful forms with the works Atalante coachwork. Correct Atalante coachwork from a Type 57 mated to a bodyless Type 57C chassis, both from the Schlumpf Collection by Bugatti expert Uwe Hucke, so correct but not authentic and while it has recently been restored by Scott Sargent it cannot ever become an original Atalante. That said recent sales have pegged the model at $2.5 – 3.5 million so the estimate makes some allowance for the lack of originality but I reckon it wont get near the low estimate and low $1 millions would be ample.
- 1937 Delage D6-70 Letourner et Marchand Cabriolet – Est. $400 – 500k. A fascinating car nicknamed “La Sauterelle” and built on the D6-70 chassis so good but not ideal. Roughly half the price of a D8 thus a good cheap alternative for the concours fan.
- 1938 Tatra T77A Berline – Est. $450 – 650k. Tatras are a byword for innovation and they heavily borrowed from the same ideas Porsche was mining. While they used to be fairly common and the T87 still is, although the T77A is rare as the proverbial hens teeth with just 20 survivors. Impossible to assess but likely market correct.
- 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Gangloff Stelvio – Est. $1.2 – 1.4 mil. the Type 57 chassis was a very good road car, especially in supercharged C form. This example fitted with Gangloff cabriolet coachwork, refurbished by Scott Sargent and a lovely bolide. Market correct.
- 1939 Lagonda V12 Rapide Roadster – Est. $900k – 1.2 mil. 1 of 17 Rapides and even rarer with the Sanction IV Le Mans spec engine. Fitted with James Young custom coachwork and glorious condition after a $500k restoration in NZ. Pebble Beach class winner. Market priced and another favourite.
- 1941 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A – Est. $1.5 – 2.2 mil. A very rare 540K Cab A in the ultimate form that couldn’t be delivered due to the outbreak of war. Eventually sold to occupied Finland in 1941 and retained in original condition until sold to the USA in 1954. Restored by its American owner in the 1950s but otherwise original. Fully capable of either survivor class concours or a complete restoration and the value affords the potential to do so and come out ahead. Another absolute favourite.
Mid century highlights are:
- 1951 Porsche 356 – Est. $700 – 900k. Early 356s are all the rage with Porsche collectors and this example comes from the second full year of production, stored for three decades before a 15 year long restoration that has been recently completed. Market correct at the low estimate.
- 1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale Coupe – Est. $1.7 – 2 mil. The 212 Inter was pretty much the first production Ferrari although it was still hand made and Vignale who made this ultra stylish coachwork. Restored by Mario Linke over a decade ago this is still in gorgeous condition. This is both expensive compared to recent sales and yet totally worth it at the low estimate.
- 1953 Allard J2X Le Mans – Est. $450 – 600k, a mighty but ugly race car with a fascinating history, offered from a very long term ownership. A interesting yet very cost effective tool for competing at any track event. Market correct.
- 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Graber DHC – Est. $800k – 1.2 mil., a very rare Swiss car fitted with unique Carrosserie Graber coachwork as new. Exported to the USA in the 00s, restored by Kevin Kay Restorations, market correct at the low estimate.
- 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Touring Coupe – Est. $400 – 500k. A beautiful example of a lovely mid 1950s Alfa with gorgeous coachwork. Expensive but a deal could be done at or below the low estimate.
- 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Zagato Coupe – Est. $1 – 1.3 mil. 1 of approx. 39 built by Zagato, beautiful condition but non original engine so not perfect and the estimate seems ballsy when $1 million would buy all sorts of interesting cars like the Gullwing below. Perhaps a deal could be done below the low estimate.
- 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing – Est. $1.3 – 1.6 mil. 1 of 12 in Metallic Strawberry. Incredibly original example. Value at the low estimate.
- 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing – Est. $1.5 – 1.8 mil. Low mileage, early example restored by Rare Drive many years ago. Lovely example but seems very expensive.
- 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster – Est. $1 – 1.25 mil. Older repaint but otherwise original. Very solid example. Complete with hardtop. Value at the low estimate.
- 1959 Citroen DS19 Berline – Est. $250 – 300k, most DS19s are cool but hardly collectible, this one has had three owners from new and a $300k restoration in Switzerland. Hard to say, yes its crazy expensive but if you wanted the best DS19…..
- 1959 OSCA Tipo S-273 – Est. $650 – 750k, a sexy little 750cc OSCA that was raced by Briggs S. Cunningham all female team at Sebring in ’60 before starting a lengthy SCCA career. $80k in recent maintenance has kept an older restoration fresh. Cheapest way to go racing in style against cars worth 10 times as much.
- 1959 Lister-Jaguar Sports Racer – Est. $1 – 1.4 mil., A fascinating auto that is plenty of fun and very fast. Raced by the Cunningham team incl. Moss/ Bueb at Sebring in ’59, later successful with Walt Hansgen and others. Restored some years ago and freshened since, needs clarification that its totally legitimate like all Listers but otherwise good buying.
- 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series I – Est. $450 – 550k, 1 of 149 series I DB4s, restored twice in the Netherlands and Germany. Right hand drive is a negative for the Gooding crowd but market correct pricing.
- 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Coupe – Est. $650 – 750k, One of the first 20 Left Hand Drive Coupes, flat floor, bonnet latch types. Restored to perfection. Still its a Coupe and while this isn’t the first Coupe offered at this level, none have sold. Seems six figures (x2?) too expensive.
- 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster – Est. $220 – 260k, now here is a car, a rare flat floor E-Type in beautiful condition. Cheaper than they were just a year or so ago. Market correct at the low estimate.
- 1962 Citroen ID19 Le Dandy – Est. $300 – 375k, Chapron are to thank for delivering some of the weirdest Citroens with their bespoke custom coachwork service. 1 of 12 ID19s with the Le Dandy Coupe coachwork. Restored to perfection and quite glorious. One for the specialists. Seems a touch expensive but a lovely car.
- 1962 Ghia L6.4 Coupe – Est. $375 – 450k, Dean Martins Ghia L6.4 and very well preserved. Expensive but worth it for what is now a rare car.
- 1962 Ferrari 400SA Aerodynamico Coupe – Est. $2.8 – 3.4 mil. The second of the great Superamericas, these were grand custom built gentlemans express. Well maintained, original condition. Concours worthy car. Market correct.
- 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Big Tank Coupe – Est. $750 – 900k, a rare big tank Z06 bought for SCCA racing and successful enough. Restored to perfection post 2014 and highly original. 1 of 63 made. Highly desirable but seems very expensive, maybe $100 – 200k too expensive.
- 1965 Ferrari 275GTB – Est. $1.5 – 1.8 mil. Nice example of the basic 275GTB, part restored by Patrick Ottis and others in the 2010s. Good buying at the low estimate, almost overpriced at the high.
- 1965 Ferrari 275GTB Alloy Longnose – Est. $3.5 – 4 mil. A very special Alloy Longnose delivered to Swedish racer Sture Nottorp, 1 of 33 with 6 Weber setup, highlift cams and every upgrade possible, unique colour scheme. Restored by Bruce Canepa and others to perfection. Arguably the greatest 275 ever built. A similar car fetched $4.5 million not so long ago but recent sales have been well captured by the estimate and it would present good buying at or just below the low estimate.
- 1967 Ferrari 330GTS – Est. $2 – 2.4 mil., a lovely 330GTS in highly original (but repainted in fetching Black) condition, very well maintained and ready for anything. Rare car. Market correct at the low estimate.
- 1969 Ferrari 365GTC – Est. $675 – 750k, one of just 150 examples built, 1 of 2 in Green, well maintained original condition. Possibly a touch expensive although value at the low estimate.
- 1969 Ferrari 365GTB/4 – Est. $1.2 – 1.5 mil., the prototipo Daytona, shown at various auto shows before sale to Greg Garrison, restored to a very high standard, very expensive for a Daytona but this is a unique example in amazing quality. Probably market correct.
- 1972 Ferrari 365GTC/4 – Est. $350 – 425k, a lovely 365GTC/4 that has been restored to a very high standard and thus a great buy even at the high estimate. Exquisite.
- 1977 Porsche 934/5 – Est. $1.2 – 1.5 mil. A very fast example of a Turbo 911 racer that was originally supplied to Italy and later to Germany and Australia where it was successful in each national championship. Restored to a high standard and a great track toy. Market correct.
Modern classic highlights are:
- 1979 Porsche 930 – Est. $175 – 225k, great car in Red over Black. Just 2,500 miles from new, a perfect basically brand new 911 Turbo. Good buying.
- 1979 Porsche 930 – Est. $350 – 500k, even better than the above with just 38 miles from new. Crazy expensive and any use will destroy its value. One for the museum like collections and a likely unique offer.
- 1984 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 – Est. $200 – 250k, the 205 Turbo 16 was Jean Todts masterpiece and the Peugeot worldbeater. One of approx. 200 examples made and just 12,000km from new. Market correct.
- 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Stradale – Est. $600 – 700k, Even rarer than the 205 Turbo 16, the S4 was Lancia’s great hope and both the quickest and final Group B rally car. Just 2500km from new and in perfect condition. Possibly market correct, one of these sold for $1 million at RM Essen.
- 1988 Porsche 959 Sport – Est. $2 – 2.4 mil., 1 of just 29 US spec. 959 Sports. Faster than the Komfort and much more valuable. Federalized by Bruce Canepa and now just 4,955 miles from new. Market correct at the low estimate.
- 1989 Porsche 911/964 Carrera 4 – Est. $200 – 250k, a pretty basic Carrera 4 but its only ever covered 120 miles so its basically brand new and possibly worth the very steep estimate.
- 1989 Jaguar XJR-10 – Est. $1.5 – 2 mil., a TWR/ Jaguarsport IMSA racer that was highly successful with several wins. Recently run by Don Law in historic Group C and now restored by Richard Eyre. Excellent example. Quite cheap and good buying for a very competitive Group C car.
- 1990 Ferrari F40 – Est. $1.2 – 1.4 mil. A US spec nonadjustable, catalytic car, 7,500 miles from new. Recent complete service and great condition makes this a good but not perfect example. Market correct at the low estimate.
- 1991 Porsche 911 Singer – Est. $800k – 1 mil., Singer are now famous for developing the classic 911 concept to its ultimate with the best bits from all the Carrera’s and others and all turned up to the max. They are ferociously expensive to commission and this is the first public offering of one. Likely market correct.
- 1993 Porsche 911/964 Carrera RS 3.8 – Est. $1.6 – 2 mil. 1 of 55 examples, 1 of 10 in Guards Red, just 2,500 miles from new and beautiful original condition. The so called “Osaka RS”. A great example but still crazy expensive.
- 1997 Ferrari F50 – Est. $2.8 – 3.2 mil. A Japanese F50 later imported into the USA and federalized. 3,000 miles from new. Perfect condition. Market correct.
- 2014 Ferrari Sergio – Est. $2.5 – 3 mil. A short series of six Sergios were built by Pininfarina and Ferrari on the 458 Speciale Aperta platform, the car is top quality and like new but whether its worth quite this much is a question of aesthetics. Frankly there are better looking supercars on offer elsewhere.
- 2014 Ferrari La Ferrari – Est. $2.8 – 3.2 mil., a beautiful custom Yellow La Ferrari. Still like new and good buying at the low estimate.
- 2015 Aston Martin Vulcan – Est. $2 – 2.5 mil, a very rare track only Aston supercar in like new condition. No idea what you would do with it but still a pretty cool car. Expensive but still cheaper than the last one which failed to sell.
- 2019 McLaren Senna – Est. $1.4 – 1.6 mil., 1 of 500 built and 1 of many on the secondary market already. Probably too expensive but too early to tell.
Affordable classic highlights are:
- 1961 Fiat 600 Jolly – Est. $75 – 95k, a very pure highly original 600 Jolly with low mileage, restored in Holland. Market correct.
- 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Sedanette – Est. $80 – 120k, the classic Cadillac in its most iconic style. Well documented, highly original, ex Villa d’Este car. Market correct.
- 1952 Jaguar XK120 – Est. $90 – 120k, a lovely XK120 restored pre 1991 and recently refreshed by P & A Wood. Beautiful example and good buying although market correct.
- 1964 Citroen 2CV Sahara – Est. $90 – 120k, 1 of 694 examples made so very rare. Twin engined 2CV. Original car, recommissioned and ready for any use. Market correct at the low estimate.
- 2007 Ferrari F430 Challenge – Est. $100 – 130k, a classic F430 Challenge, track only but what a fun toy for $100k. Would be lots of fun for not a huge amount of money.
Gooding have eschewed the hyper expensive collectible for the merely expensive but have managed to find a large number of fascinating collectors cars that have wide appeal. Everything from early motoring to brand new supercars, from grand 1960s Ferrari to 1930s Indy cars. There may be little that is cheap but if you can afford it, there really is something for every collector.
Lot # – Year – Make – Model – Chassis #/VIN – Est. $ – N/R = No reserve
- 1 1967 S.C.A.F. Ferrari 330P2 childs car 97 $30,000 $40,000 N/R Rarely seen in the US, the 5/8-scale Ferrari 330 P2 child’s car was authorized by Ferrari and originally developed to be driven by children attending the 24 Hours of Le Mans on a small track on the grounds of Circuit de la Sarthe. Constructed of a lithe fiberglass body over a tubular frame, this diminutive racer is powered by a single-cylinder four-stroke engine, and boasts rack and pinion steering and rear drum brakes. Offered with an instruction manual and a shipping crate, this scale P2 would be an enchanting addition to any Ferrari collection.
- 2 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 MK III Convertible HBJ8L/42581 $80,000 $100,000 N/R Austin-Healey’s most refined expression of the British sports car arrived with the introduction of the 3000 Mk III BJ8. The example offered here has been expertly restored by marque specialist Sean Johnson of The Austin Healer in Okanogan, Washington. As documented by Johnson in an exhaustive write-up on his work that accompanies the sale, the Austin-Healey was first stripped to a bare-metal tub. Steel body parts, where needed, were sourced from Kilmartin Automotive Sheetmetal in Australia, with the chassis and body assemblies painstakingly test-fitted and rotisserie painted prior to final assembly. Attention to detail extended to the mechanicals, with a rebuilt matching- numbers engine and running gear. The twin SU carburetors were completely overhauled with new throttle shafts, needles, jets, seats, and filter screens. Top to bottom, the car has a factory-correct appearance judged to Austin- Healey Concours Registry Gold standards with discreet internal upgrades for durability. Resplendent in Healey Blue with white coves, this comprehensively restored BJ8 exemplifies why the Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III is universally admired by sports car enthusiasts everywhere. A recipient of a coveted Gold Award at its inaugural showing at the June 2019 Healey Rendezvous in Lake Chelan, Washington, this stunning example is ready for a new owner and participation in top-tier concours and driving events.
- 3 1959 BMW Isetta 300 592213 $30,000 $40,000 N/R Finished in red, this BMW Isetta is an improved sliding-window, 298 cc variant from 1959. It is equipped with a delightful canvas sunroof and complemented by nice brightwork and period-style whitewall tires. It was restored from 1996 to 2002 by a previous owner, Bill Klageman of Michigan. Under the consignor’s care, the Isetta has seen only limited local driving and has never been shown, allowing its new owner the pleasure of returning it to the public eye. Many copies of restoration-related correspondence, as well as parts and service orders, accompany the sale of this small but mighty BMW.
- 4 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta 124044 $350,000 $400,000 The 2001 550 Barchetta offered here is an original and desirable US- specification model. Finished in a very attractive and rarely seen black over black color scheme, the consignor notes that this example is equipped with the factory “race” seats, extra interior carbon fiber trim, and red-painted brake calipers. Registering less than 13,000 miles, the Ferrari remains in excellent cosmetic condition and presents very well throughout, with the front end protected by clear bra paint-protection film. Evidenced by its CARFAX Vehicle History Report, this car was serviced over the years and was most recently serviced again by a specialist in May 2019, when the Barchetta received new timing belts, fluids, and new tires in preparation for this sale. With each car bearing a numbered plaque on the dashboard with Sergio Pininfarina’s signature, just 448 examples of the 550 Barchetta were built and reserved for Ferrari’s most faithful customers. Replete with its tools, keys, soft top, and even a seldom-seen emergency spare tire, the sale of this 550 Barchetta presents a rare opportunity to purchase a very exclusive and collectible open-air V-12 Ferrari with a manual gearbox.
- 5 1967 Fiat Dino 2000 Spider 135AS0000452 $120,000 $140,000 N/R This Fiat Dino, in its Giallo Fly (Fly Yellow) paint with black interior and top, was formerly owned by Robert Willis of Illinois, who in 2008 entrusted Euro-Tec Motors of Livingston, New Jersey, to carry out a full engine rebuild – to the tune of $14,000. It was then sold to Doug Metzker of Portland, Oregon, who commissioned further mechanical and cosmetic work in 2010, and a year later had the Fiat Dino completely repainted. The current owner exhibited this rare Italian jewel at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in 2015 and successfully completed the Copperstate 1000 rally in 2016. This wonderful mid-century Italian sports car – with its high-revving twin-cam engine, Pininfarina silhouette, and vivid Fly Yellow livery – offers an exhilarating driving experience and represents tremendous value when compared to machines of similarly noble heritage.
- 6 1965 Lamborghini 350GT 0196 $650,000 $800,000 Ernest Butler, Bloomfield, Michigan ’70s (1?), Michael Kollins, Detroit, Michigan ’74 (2?), Tom Mittlernogan, Tennessee ’13 (3?), Current Owner ’14 (4), This unusually well-presented example of Lamborghini’s elegant 350 GT benefits from extended attention by dedicated marque enthusiasts. An early example of the company’s first production car, it is also one of a small number of Lamborghinis ever displayed at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®. According to a copy of its original sale order and a confirming e-mail from Lamborghini Polo Storico, chassis 0196 was originally finished in Blu Tigullio (Gulf Blue) and upholstered with Senape (Mustard) leather, and was originally purchased by the Garage du Quai du Mont Blanc in Geneva, Switzerland. According to a history report commissioned by the consignor from Lamborghini enthusiast Cody Hale, and done in conjunction with Lamborghini Owners Club President Jim Kaminski, the 350 GT may have been directly acquired from the Swiss agent by the first owner of record, Ernest Butler, an attorney and Italian car collector residing in Bloomfield, Michigan. In 1974, Mr. Butler sold the 350 GT to a Mr. Kollins, who would subsequently give the Lamborghini to his son, Michael, and around this time the car was painted maroon, as shown in pictures on file. After conducting a bout of freshening, Mr. Kollins began displaying the 350 GT at local events, at which time the car entered Mr. Kaminski’s periphery as it was often displayed alongside his personal 400 GT Interim. In 1983, Mr. Kollins traded the Lamborghini to Tom Mittler, a respected collector from Three Rivers, Michigan, and the car was stored in his considerable collection. The Lamborghini was then acquired in 1989 by Peter Cohen, the owner of Ultimate Motors, a Lamborghini dealership in Orlando, Florida. During the early 1990s, the dealership completely restored the 350 GT, addressing both mechanical and cosmetic elements of the Lamborghini. In the disassembly process, traces of the original factory color scheme were detected, and the car was subsequently treated to a bare-metal repaint in Blu Tigullio. On the basis of this exacting work, the Lamborghini was taken to Monterey Car Week in August 1993 and exhibited at Concorso Italiano and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®. The car won First in Class at the latter event, and it is notable as one of relatively few Lamborghinis ever shown at Pebble Beach. The 350 GT was then displayed on Ultimate Motors’ showroom floor until approximately 2008, before being put into storage. In February 2013, a group of collectors led by Kevin Cogan bought seven cars from Ultimate Motors, including the 350 GT. They only briefly maintained possession of the Lamborghini, before selling it in 2014 to the consignor, a marque collector based in Southern California. The owner quickly commissioned the respected Fast Cars of Redondo Beach to re-core the radiator, fit a correct custom-fabricated windshield, reseal the rear differential, refinish the valve covers, rebuild the brakes, install a new ignition and spark plugs, and touch up the paint (among other measures), as demonstrated by invoices in the car’s file. While researching his new Lamborghini, the consignor discovered the nose features a rare developmental marque badge with sections of red and gold (rather than the standard black and gold), and cabin vents on the cowl are absent, which in tandem suggest a very early car. The respected Lamborghini factory test driver Valentino Balboni also inspected the car, which the history report researched by Hale and Kaminski concluded is probably one of the first 30 examples built. In August 2014, the 350 GT was again presented at Concorso Italiano in Monterey, scoring 97 points and participating in the marque tribute parade. A month later, the car was honored with the Howard Darrin Automotive Excellence Award at the Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance. Other notable appearances included presentation at the 2015 Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance, and The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in 2018. Still displaying the immense benefits of the 1990s restoration and fastidious care by its current owner, this early Lamborghini is one of the finest 350 GT examples offered in recent memory. It is ideal for presentation at marque events, Italian car shows, and concours d’elegance, or may be enjoyed on the road for its powerful V-12 engine and admired for its beautifully finished Touring coachwork.
- 7 1979 Porsche 930 930 980 1047 $350,000 $500,000 Private Collector, Atherton, California (purchased new in 1980), Current Owner (acquired from the above) (2). One of 806 US-spec models built in 1979, this Porsche 930 is understood to have been sold new to a prominent collector through Trans World Motors Ltd. of Goleta, California, in July 1980. Finished in black over black leather interior, this 930 was equipped with desirable factory options such as sport seats, electric sliding roof, heated outside mirror, limited-slip differential, and California emissions for a total MSRP of $44,775. Registering an incredible 38 miles on its odometer, this 930 is perhaps the lowest-mileage example extant. Presented in commensurately outstanding condition and remaining factory correct, this car was purchased into another private collection in 2016. Subsequently inspected by a marque specialist, this 930 received a service and fluid change and had its gas tank and battery replaced due to age. The Porsche 930 is one of those rare, milestone cars whose legacy will live forever in the history books. The arrival of this time-warp example – accompanied by its original delivery items including books, tools, jack, spare, tire inflator, window sticker, original battery, and an accessory kit still in its factory bag – at auction is truly an occasion not to be missed.
- 8 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300S Coupe 188.011.4500032 $400,000 $475,000 Unknown pre J.C.C., Magalhães Mexia, Portugal (acquired in 1999), Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2011). Known provenance of this magnificent 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Coupe, equipped with a floor-mounted shift lever and rare optional sunroof, dates to 1999 when it was acquired by a Portuguese gentleman who treasured and kept it in sound condition until 2011, when it was acquired by the consignor. Following purchase, the 300 S was shipped to the US and then to RM Auto Restoration in Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada, whose many achievements include six Best of Show awards at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®. Performed to the highest concours-quality standards during 2012–2013 with no possible expense spared, the restoration elevated the renowned design of the 300 S to an aesthetic level above and beyond its original grandeur. Given the owner’s active participation in the contemporary art market, the color combination selected for the Mercedes-Benz was of utmost importance, with an exceptional amount of time and consideration applied to this aspect of the restoration. In direct correspondence with the restorer’s craftsmen, the owner systematically examined numerous custom-mixed paint samples, upholstery dye lots, carpet and headliner samples, and wood-veneer finishes. Using his trained eye, the most harmonious color combination of silver over blue leather with silver/gray carpets was finally determined, and the results are breathtaking. Since completion, the car has been driven only sparingly and never shown, providing uncommon opportunities for the new owner. Consistent with the current owner’s fastidious nature, the 300 S has just received a service at Hjeltness Restoration, the Mercedes-Benz marque specialists in Escondido, California. Accompanying the car are a photo book, restoration receipts, a roadside jack, and car cover. Photographs alone cannot do justice to the beauty of this 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Coupe, which simply must be experienced firsthand to fully appreciate.
- 9 2013 Ferrari 458 Spider 194210 $230,000 $260,000 N/R The car offered here was special-ordered and sold new through Ferrari of San Diego. The extremely rare custom color scheme of California Azzurro with beige Daytona seats was selected for the car. A handsome color on the 458, Azzurro has added significance as a national color of Italy, dating to its use in the crest of the House of Savoy. This example has received fastidious maintenance and recall updates from the original selling dealership. Showing only 3,372 miles when catalogued, the 458 Spider is documented with an accompanying CARFAX Vehicle History Report and is in outstanding mechanical condition as befitting its low mileage. Uniquely appointed and impeccably presented, this Ferrari
- 10 1962 Porsche 356B Super 90 Roadster 89765 $450,000 $550,000 Glen Harcus, Kenosha, Wisconsin (acquired new via Concours Motors in 1961) (1), Sharon Biles, Austin, Texas (acquired from the above in 1975) (2), Terry Reaves, Silver Springs, Florida (acquired circa 1985) (3), Richard Moran, Irvine, California (acquired by 2005) (4), Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2012) (5). This remarkable 356 was ordered new by Glen Harcus of Kenosha, Wisconsin, and imported through Porsche Car Import of Northbrook, Illinois. It was specified in black with medium brown upholstery and highly optioned from the factory. Mr. Harcus purchased the car from Porsche dealer Concours Motors in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on October 15, 1961. Harold Zimdars, a Porsche racer and mechanic at Concours Motors, recalled servicing this unique “Twin Grille” Roadster and traveling to races with Mr. Harcus. “It was a fast car, and Glen was a pretty good driver,” said Zimdars, who was ranked third nationally for the SCCA 1960–61 season. In correspondence, Mr. Harcus recounted his own competition experience with this Porsche. “That was the most outstanding handling car I ever owned. I entered dozens of autocross events and won every one.” Remarkably, the Porsche retains important original documents from Mr. Harcus’ ownership, including the sales invoice, a period photograph, service records, and a collection of trophies. After passing to owners in Texas and Florida, the 356 was acquired by well-known Porsche collector Richard Moran, who entrusted the car to the experts at Willhoit Auto Restoration of Long Beach, California, for a complete, show-quality restoration to factory standards. A story in Excellence, The Magazine About Porsche said of Willhoit and Mr. Moran in its April 2012 issue, “A visit to John Willhoit’s Long Beach Porsche restoration and hot-rodding shop can be a little intimidating. There’s no oil or grease – anywhere. That might be why Dick Moran of Orange County, California, has chosen to have Willhoit restore more than a few of the Porsches in his collection. You see, the two appear to be cut from the same cloth…both of them are perfectionists. When you see one of Willhoit’s cars, there is no denying the quality of the work.” Since being acquired by the current owner in 2012, the Porsche has been maintained in a no-expense-spared fashion, and is offered today with Rudge wheels, a proper tool kit, owner’s manual, copy of the factory Kardex, and a comprehensive history file. Exquisitely presented, ideally specified, and possessing a fascinating provenance, this meticulously restored and highly sought-after Super 90 “Twin Grille” Roadster represents everything a discerning Porsche aficionado could desire.
- 11 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO 177203 $600,000 $700,000 This particular 2011 599 GTO is finished in Bianco Avus with a contrasting black roof and mirrors, and was sold new in December 2010 through Ferrari of Fort Lauderdale in Florida. Well-equipped from the factory, this GTO was additionally specified with a black leather interior with white accent stitching, heated power Daytona seats, heat insulating windscreen, privacy rear window glass, iPod connectivity, Alcantara trim, and carbon fiber accents for an MSRP of $476,615. Registering less than 3,000 miles at the time of cataloguing, this GTO is accompanied by its original window sticker, books, tools, car cover, and CARFAX report. Presenting in stunning condition throughout, the entire front end is wrapped in a protective clear bra. The GTO moniker is not something Ferrari takes lightly. The original 250 GTO dominated GT racing in the 1960s while the 288 GTO helped invent the modern supercar genre. One of just 599 produced for worldwide consumption and reserved for Ferrari’s VIP clientele, the sale of this modern-day successor is a chance to purchase an extremely exclusive and capable Ferrari
- 12 1952 Jaguar XK120 672274 $90,000 $120,000 N/R This striking XK120 Roadster, finished in Blue Pastel paint with blue duotone upholstery and French Grey top, was dispatched from Jaguar’s factory on June 12, 1952, destined for Los Angeles. It retailed to an unknown buyer, through Charles Hornburg’s famed dealership on Sunset Boulevard, before the car migrated east. In July 1961, Louise Pfoutz, a vintage aircraft enthusiast and pilot, purchased the XK120 from a local dealer in Dayton, Ohio. Her original Ohio title, citing the purchase date, accompanies the car at auction. In 1988, Cleveland-based architect Gerald Payto purchased the Jaguar from Mrs. Pfoutz and had the car restored to factory specifications at nearby Cross Country Classics by JCNA National Chief Judge Paul Cusato, who completed the work in 1991. Although Mr. Payto drove the Jaguar less than 2,500 miles during his 28-year ownership, the car benefited from regular attention. Briefly held by an interim owner, the consignor acquired the handsome Roadster in 2017 and, at a cost of £18,000, enlisted the renowned P & A Wood to make improvements to the XK’s paint finish, panel gaps, and wheel spats. An impressive file of records accompanies the sale, as does a tool kit, jack, air pump, side curtains, original hardbound service manual, and the rarely seen customer’s instruction envelope with its original contents, detailing the features and operation of the XK120. Beautifully presented throughout, this pristine XK120 Roadster is sure to excite any Jaguar purist.
- 13 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante 57-386 $1,750,000 $2,250,000 Leon Tiberghien, Tourcoing, France (acquired new in 1936) (1), unknown, Paul Haeffele, Molsheim, France (acquired by 1949), Fritz Schlumpf, Haut-Rhin, France (acquired in 1961), Uwe Hucke, Shipston-on-Stour, England (acquired from Musée National de l’Automobile, circa mid-1990s), Guy Huet, La Rippe, Switzerland (acquired from the above in 2003), Gregory Manocherian, Pound Ridge, New York (acquired from the above in 2014), Current Owner (acquired from the above). According to handwritten factory records, this Bugatti Type 57, no. 57386, bodied as a Galibier Berline, was delivered new to Leon Tiberghien in the north of France, near the Belgian border, in 1936. The car was next traced in 1949, when it was traded back to the factory by Paul Haeffele of Molsheim. Then, in 1961, it was acquired as a bare chassis by prolific Bugatti collector Fritz Schlumpf and was kept in the Malmerspach reserve collection for several decades. In early 1964, not long after his acquisition of 57386, Mr. Schlumpf acquired some 30 Bugattis from Illinois collector John Shakespeare in what has been called “the used car deal of the century.” Among the cache was a Bugatti Atalante that had been damaged in a road accident. This Atalante, 57686, had a remarkably intact body (no. 28), which was found to be in particularly good condition – requiring essentially only new front fenders and a windshield – according to the Shakespeare sale paperwork. The car (57686) was listed as 57618, due to an identity and chassis plate switch that had taken place at the factory after September 1939; this discrepancy was not discovered and explained until decades later, according to the accompanying history report. The Atalante is clearly visible in the amazing period photos of Shakespeare’s Bugattis on open railcars, embarking on their journey to France. Once in the care of Mr. Schlumpf’s collection, the Atalante body was removed from 57686 and spent many years in storage alongside the 57386 chassis. It is interesting to note that, when new, Atalante 57686 was a supercharged car and is believed to have been displayed at the Berlin motor show in March 1938. In the 1990s, famed Bugatti enthusiast and authority Uwe Hucke acquired the 57386 chassis and the Atalante body from the Schlumpf reserve collection which was then held by the Musée National de l’Automobile in Mulhouse, France, in exchange for a large amount of unique Bugatti factory documentation that Mr. Hucke had amassed during a lifetime of collecting. Mr. Hucke mounted the aluminum Atalante coachwork and steel front fenders to the 57386 chassis. When inspected by Bugatti historians David Sewell and Mark Morris, the chassis was reported to retain its original engine no. 281, its original gearbox, differential, front and rear axles, as well as its original chassis and patent plates. Initially finished in dark red, Mr. Hucke sold the 57386 Atalante to Guy Huet of Switzerland in 2003. Under Mr. Huet’s ownership, the Bugatti was refinished in its current black and cream color scheme. In 2014, 57386 joined the significant East Coast collection of Greg Manocherian, who retained respected Bugatti restorer Scott Sargent of Sargent Metal Works of Bradford, Vermont, to refine and upgrade the Atalante. This work included an engine rebuild by the noted Sam Jepson, as well as the addition of a Brineton Engineering supercharger and intake, while the instrument panel was likewise brought to 57C specifications. The brakes and shock absorbers were converted to hydraulic units, correct for a Type 57C. Fresh paint was expertly applied, and the Atalante was treated to an entirely re-trimmed interior, including a matching fitted luggage set behind the seats. At the conclusion of the work, the Bugatti was road-tested by Mr. Sargent, who described it as extremely fast, with especially impressive acceleration through the lower gears, and as one of the more sprightly and engaging Type 57s that he had ever driven. In all, the work totaled some $350,000. At the conclusion of the work, 57386 was acquired by a European collector. This Type 57 presents a rare opportunity to acquire an iconic Bugatti with substantially original and matching mechanical components, as confirmed by marque experts Mark Morris, David Sewell, and Pierre-Yves Laugier. The historians’ report, along with copies of relevant factory records are included with the sale and available for review. The factory Atalante body of 57386, one of just six known examples built in aluminum, and its association with legendary Bugatti figures, such as Mr. Shakespeare, Mr. Schlumpf, and Mr. Hucke, elevate it all the more.
- 14 1991 Porsche 911 Singer WP0AB296XMS411191 $800,000 $1,000,000 This reimagined 911 was commissioned by a prominent California-based Porsche collector and completed by Singer Vehicle Design in 2016. Known as the “Mountain View Car,” this project was envisioned as a modern interpretation of an old-school 911 hot rod and it was restored with a lightweight ethos. As such, it was specified without a sunroof, radio, or air-conditioning. The result is a true driver’s car that captures the spirit of a classic sports-purpose Porsche. At the heart of the Mountain View Car is a four-liter, air-cooled flat-six engine that was handcrafted and carefully optimized by Ed Pink Racing Engines. Designed for use in California, it features electronic fuel injection and produces about 390 bhp, a remarkable figure considering that this car’s total weight – with all fluids, full tank of gas, and driver – is less than 3,000 pounds. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a Getrag six-speed transaxle, the suspension has been upgraded with Öhlins dampers, and massive Brembo brakes and Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires ensure that all this performance is kept under control. The bodywork, which features panels rendered in exotic carbon fiber, is finished in tasteful Downton Blue, accented by Singer Racing Orange wheels, stripes, and lettering; black brake calipers; and nickel-finished bumperettes. An external oil filler references the original lightweight 911 R of 1967, and the car’s color scheme can be seen as a subtle nod to the classic Gulf-liveried Porsches that dominated endurance racing in the early 1970s. Inside, the minimalist theme is continued, with exposed, painted floor panels; leather-wrapped roll bar; prototipo-style steering wheel; blackfaced VDO gauges; and drilled floor-hinged pedals. The lightweight carbon fiber bucket seats, sourced at great expense and unique to this example, are beautifully trimmed in Tobacco Brown leather with contrasting Toast stitching, while the panels and dashboard feature distinctive basket-weave upholstery similar in style to the material found in early 911 S models. The opening compartments are treated with the same reverence as the rest of the car, and are handsomely finished with intricately stitched quilted leather trim. The engine bay is particularly impressive, highlighting the natural beauty of the meticulously finished air-cooled powerplant. In all respects, the Mountain View Car is a spectacular machine and a perfect showcase for Singer’s singular vision, extraordinary craftsmanship, and attention to detail. This reimagined 911 has seen little use since it was delivered three years ago and has recently undergone an extensive concours-quality detailing to ensure that it presents in pristine condition. The car is also offered complete with its handbooks, ownership notes, keys, and a Singer Certificate of Authenticity. Since its inception, Singer Vehicle Design has restored over 100 Porsche 911s for an international clientele that includes many high-profile collectors. There is now a multiyear waiting list for each new commission. As the first Singer Reimagined 911 to appear at public auction, this is an exciting opportunity to acquire a stunning example of the most talked-about 911 while enjoying the priceless benefit of instant gratification.
- 15 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing 198.040.5500156 $1,500,000 $1,800,000 First Owner, Caracas, Venezuela (1), unknown, Mark Donohue, Haddon Township, New Jersey (acquired circa 1963), C. Jewett Henry, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania (acquired from the above circa 1965), Peter LeSaffre, Boston, Massachusetts (acquired via Paul Russell and Company circa 2004), Bruce Canepa, Scotts Valley, California (acquired from the above in 2008), Private Collection, California (acquired from the above in 2008), Current Owner (acquired from the above). This very special 300 SL Gullwing was completed at the factory in mid- March 1955 and shipped to the Mercedes-Benz authorized dealer in Caracas, Venezuela. Originally finished in Fire Engine Red (DB 534) over a gray leather interior, the Gullwing was delivered with Rudge knock-off wheels. The car was imported to the US by the early 1960s and was reportedly purchased by a young Mark Donohue, who, in later years would become one of the most successful and well-known racing drivers of the era. In addition to his many other accomplishments, winning the Indianapolis 500 in 1972 and piloting the famed 1,000-plus hp “Can-Am Killer” Porsche 917/30 were high points of his all-too-short career. Soon after his purchase of the Gullwing in the early 1960s, he had the car refinished to his liking, with black paint and a red leather interior which included the headliner. He also changed the car’s rear-end ratio to better suit his performance requirements. By about 1965, Donohue sold the Gullwing to noted 300 SL enthusiast C. Jewett Henry of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, where it joined two exceptional 300 SL Roadsters, a 190 SL, as well as another Gullwing. Following Mr. Henry’s passing in 1979, the cars were kept by his family in a state of static storage. Though they did receive basic servicing by the technicians at Paul Russell and Company, the group of 300 SLs remained in seclusion in a subterranean garage for over 20 years. It was not until the early 2000s that the Henry family made the decision to sell their late father’s collection, and the cars were sold to individual buyers over the next few years. In about 2004, East Coast collector Peter LeSaffre purchased the Gullwing via Paul Russell and Company, and, in 2005, began a major restoration with noted restorers Rare Drive Inc. of East Kingston, New Hampshire. The Gullwing was refinished in black paint with a matching black leather interior. The Rudge knock-off wheels were refinished in the body color, and the bumpers were fitted without over-riders, increasing the sleek, dramatic look of the all-black coupe. As an early 1955 model, the Gullwing proudly and properly retains its rare concave-star grille, with its delicately constructed sweeping curves. Appropriate for a non-US delivery car, its European-specification headlights, with their larger glass diameter, are very pleasing to the eye and are ideally designed to complete the lines of the front fenders. As Mr. LeSaffre’s interests shifted to more modern competition cars, the freshly restored 300 SL was sold to well-known motor sport enthusiast Bruce Canepa of Scotts Valley, California, in 2008. Soon thereafter, the Gullwing spent over a decade in a very significant Southern California collection where it saw occasional use and dutiful care. Passing to the consignor earlier this year, the exquisite all-black Gullwing was returned to 300 SL expert Mark Allin at Rare Drive Inc. for a substantial mechanical and cosmetic freshening. A complete service was performed, including new axle boots, fluids, and a new clutch. It was then fully road-tested and sorted in order to address any mechanical issues. Keen observers will notice the Gullwing’s very slightly lowered stance over its Michelin XWX tires, which perhaps evokes its competition roots even more distinctly than other examples. As would be expected of a 300 SL at this level, owner’s manuals, a full set of bellypans, a tool roll, jack, fresh knock-off hammer, wooden wheel chock, and the side-window storage bag are all included with the sale. At the time of cataloguing, the coupe displayed just 26,499 miles. Equipped with the more aggressive sport-cam, dual-point distributor, and a 4.11:1 rear end, this 300 SL was prepared to be as engaging behind the wheel as it is stunning to view. For any collector who has been searching for a very special Gullwing on an “I’ll know it when I see it” basis, the odds are quite good that this is the car.
- 16 1967 Sunbeam Tiger Mark II B382100176LRXFE $160,000 $200,000 The Tiger Mk II offered here comes complete with many LAT, or Los Angeles Tiger, options available through the high-performance Sunbeam dealerships of the era, including rare and authentic “LAT 70” alloy wheels, an Edelbrock intake manifold with a Holley four-barrel carburetor, and traction bars. Believed by the consignor to never have been fully restored, it has nonetheless received fastidious care as needed, including a high-quality repaint, a new reproduction wiring harness, and various interior soft trim to concours standards, easily placing it among the best Sunbeam Tiger Mk IIs in existence. Ownership history indicates that this car has spent most of its life on the West Coast and has been highly scrutinized for authenticity by the Tiger Authentication Committee (TAC) of the Sunbeam Tiger Owners Association. Well maintained by a knowledgeable owner of two Tiger Mk IIs with only careful use for the last decade, this stunning example is a delight to drive and behold.
- 17 1958 Ferrari 250GT Tour de France 0903GT $5,500,000 $6,000,000 Sture Nottorp, Göteborg, Sweden (acquired new via Tore Bjurström in 1958) (1), 12 Hours of Reims, France, 1958, Nottorp/Andersson, No. 70 (DNF), Kjell Lundberg, Göteborg, Sweden (acquired from the above in 1960) (2), Sven Andersson, Göteborg, Sweden (acquired from the above circa 1964) (3), P.G. Fagerberg, Hjo, Sweden (acquired from the above circa 1966) (4), Robert Boström, Sweden (acquired from the above circa 1968) (5), Lars Sääf, Sweden (acquired from the above in 1972) (6), Jean Guikas, Marseille, France (acquired from the above in 2006) (7), via Bonhams Gstaad ’08 Not Sold $3.6 mil., via Gooding Pebble Beach ’10 Not sold $2.6 mil., Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2010) (8). The Tour de France presented here, chassis 0903 GT, is the fourth example built in the attractive single-louver style and one of even fewer fashioned with the elegant covered-headlight treatment so desired by collectors. Constructed in spring 1958, this TdF was equipped with a competition-prepared tipo 128C engine and an 8 x 34 final drive ratio, while its lightweight alloy bodywork was finished in a dynamic color scheme – red with a dark blue central stripe. Completed that April, 0903 GT was shipped to Tore Bjurström, the official Ferrari distributor in Örebro, Sweden, making it the sole Tour de France delivered to that country. Upon its arrival, the Ferrari was sold to its first private owner, Sture Nottorp, one of Sweden’s preeminent racing drivers. Throughout his career, Nottorp raced a remarkable variety of cars – from a Frazer Nash to a Saab 93. He is best known, however, for his association with the Ferrari marque. This began with his purchase of a 410 Sport, which he campaigned in the 1956 Swedish Grand Prix, and continued into the 1960s with his order of an alloy-bodied 275 GTB. Soon after taking delivery of 0903 GT, Nottorp entered the car in the 12 Hours of Reims. For this race, a prelude to the French Grand Prix held in July 1958, Nottorp persuaded Ivar Andersson to serve as his co-driver, and together they competed against several privately entered TdFs. Despite a valiant effort, their Tour de France, wearing race no. 70, failed to finish due to mechanical troubles. Some time after his outing at Reims, Nottorp returned the Ferrari to Bjurström, who, in 1960, sold the car to Kjell Lundberg. He planned to enter the TdF in a driving school at the Nürburgring circuit in Germany, but struggled with tuning the exotic 12-cylinder engine. This prompted him to sell the Ferrari, in 1964, to car dealer Sven Andersson. Early on in his ownership, Andersson lost control of the Ferrari, which resulted in his putting the car on its roof. After the bodywork was repaired, Andersson sold the TdF, around 1966, to P.G. Fagerberg who, in turn, sold it to Robert Boström a few years later. In 1972, Mr. Boström, who had become frustrated by an ongoing water pump repair, sold the Ferrari to Lars Sääf, a Saab-Scania engineer. Intending to perform a complete restoration, Mr. Sääf disassembled the Ferrari and packed the parts into cardboard boxes, meticulously labeling each one with its prized contents. In 1973, he reportedly drove to the Ferrari factory on a mission to acquire any available NOS components and any other odds and ends that might be necessary for the restoration. Despite his significant efforts, family and career priorities forced Mr. Sääf to put the project on hold indefinitely. For the next three decades, 0903 GT lay dormant in his garage, its whereabouts virtually unknown. That all changed in 2006, when French car enthusiast Jean Guikas learned about the existence of 0903 GT and planned a trip to visit Mr. Sääf. In the Swedish garage, he discovered a marvelous sight: the TdF’s bare aluminum body and primer-coated chassis, surrounded by a treasure trove of original parts. In fall 2006, after a deal was made, all of the parts were catalogued, collected, and shipped to France, where Mr. Guikas had the car restored to its original, as-delivered appearance. To celebrate the car’s return to the road following 30-plus years of storage, Mr. Guikas entered the car in the 2010 Tour Auto, the modern-day running of the famed Tour de France. In the fall of that year, 0903 GT was sold to the current owner – a highly respected Southern California collector with a passion for 12-cylinder Ferraris. Although the Ferrari had already been restored in France, the new owner saw an opportunity to return this most deserving car to its original splendor. He entrusted the project to Wayne Obry’s Motion Products Inc. (MPI) in Neenah, Wisconsin, a firm widely regarded as the leading Ferrari specialist in the US. Having previously collaborated with Obry’s team on the restoration of four other significant 1950s Ferraris, the consignor was confident that the results of this endeavor would be in keeping with his exceptionally high standards. MPI then embarked on a complete restoration, conducted in a no-expense-spared manner, with the goal of presenting the TdF at the highest levels of judged competition. This work included stripping the bodywork to bare metal, assessing and rebuilding mechanical components, and reassembling the car with exacting attention to detail. The Scaglietti coachwork was tastefully finished in a period-correct paint scheme – silver gray accented by a vivid red stripe. Inside, the interior was trimmed in handsome gray leather with matching carpets, and the wrinklefinish dashboard was carefully restored, complete with its unique Heuer stopwatch and clock as originally supplied for rally use. The engine was rebuilt and then tested and tuned on the dyno, with impressive results. Obry reported to the consignor that 0903 GT was among the quickest of the many TdFs he had restored and driven, with surprising acceleration in every gear. After its two-year, nut-and-bolt restoration, 0903 GT made a splash at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® in August 2012, earning Second in Class in the Ferrari Competition category. The next year, the TdF was invited to take part in several prestigious shows, and its stunning presentation continued to garner accolades. In an impressive winning streak, the Ferrari received a Platinum Award at the Cavallino Classic, First in Class at Amelia Island, the Speed and Style Award at Villa d’Este, and Best Race Car at the FCA National Meet. Also in 2013, 0903 GT graced the cover of Cavallino magazine (issue no. 196), which included a feature article, “The Swedish Tour de France,” written by historian Alan Boe. Beyond its successes on the concours lawn, 0903 GT has been granted a FIVA Passport (with the desirable A/3 classification) and was certified by the Ferrari Classiche Department. The Ferrari Classiche Red Book, issued in March 2017, attests that this Tour de France is an authentic example, noting that it retains its original chassis, bodywork, engine (internal no. 0194C), gearbox (internal no. 78CC), rear end (internal no. 216 GTC), and other major components The quality presentation of 0903 GT is further supported by a documentation file that includes copies of the factory build sheets, magazine articles, research notes, and restoration records from Motion Products Inc., totaling over $675,000. Also included is a report compiled by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, as well as a proper cold air box and velocity stacks in show condition, should its new owner wish to fit these desirable competition features. Today, 0903 GT is one of the most outstanding examples to be found of the single-louver Tour de France – the ultimate evolution of this important 250 GT model. Not only does this particular car possess a rich, welldocumented history, it took part in the famed 12 Hours of Reims, one of the great endurance races of the era, and has a complete, unbroken provenance with a limited roster of owners. In the hands of the current caretaker, this car has been treated to a brilliant restoration, conducted by one of the top experts in the field, that has earned some of the most meaningful awards on the concours circuit. Most significantly, this Tour de France is a genuine example, certified by Ferrari Classiche as retaining its original chassis, driveline, and aluminum bodywork. Thanks to these many important qualities, this TdF is held in high regard by knowledgeable Ferrari specialists, including Alan Boe who, in his aforementioned article, concluded: “If design is doing the ordinary extraordinarily well, then the dual-purpose road and racing berlinettas that Ferrari, Pinin Farina, and Scaglietti combined to produce, beginning with the TdFs, certainly fit the definition. And among those beautiful TdFs, today s/n 0903 GT has emerged to stand side by side with the best of them after its long hibernation.” Gooding & Company is proud to present this exceptional Tour de France, and recommends it to any collector looking to experience one of the all-time great competition Ferraris.
- 18 1997 Ferrari F50 106765 $2,800,000 $3,200,000 First Owner, Japan (acquired new via Cornes & Company in 1997) (1), Ronald K. Anderson, Germantown, Tennessee (acquired by 2002) (2), Robert Harris, Logan, Utah (acquired via Steve Harris Imports by 2005) (3), Kevin Bott, Salt Lake City, Utah (acquired by 2008) (4), Timothy Brown, Las Vegas, Nevada (acquired by 2014) (5), Current Owner (acquired via Ferrari of Washington) (6). This low-mileage example was the 254th built and was originally delivered to longtime official Japanese importer Cornes & Company. In January 1998, the F50 was imported to the US via Long Beach, California, and federalized to US-compliant standards that year by G&K Automotive Conversion Inc. of Santa Ana, California. By 2002, it had been purchased by Ronald K. Anderson of Germantown, Tennessee. The Ferrari was advertised for sale in the Ferrari Market Letter the next year by Rick Black of Black on Black Motorcars in Beverly Hills, California, and described as “red with red interior, EPA/DOT release, with 1,200 miles, never tracked, perfect condition.” By 2005, the F50 was sold by official Ferrari dealer Steve Harris Imports in Salt Lake City, to Robert Harris of Logan, Utah. After trading among several other US-based collectors, the F50 was purchased in 2015 by the consignor, a collector of limited-production modern Ferraris. Shortly after his purchase, Ferrari of Washington performed an annual service and inspection. This included new spark plugs, accessory belts, fresh fluids and filters, and the lubrication of the cars hinges and seals. After this service, the car’s instrument cluster was repaired, an important fix that addresses a common problem with F50s. The F50 also has been authenticated by Ferrari Classiche with the desirable Red Book certification, documenting that the car retains its original matching numbers mechanical equipment, including the original F130 B V-12 engine. The Ferrari currently presents beautifully, and it is accompanied by numerous original accessories, including its roll hoops, tool kit, bulb and fuse kit, and wheel socket with case. Displaying just under 3,000 miles at the time of cataloguing, this minimally driven F50 also includes the desirable removable hardtop, complete with its factory-correct “circus box” storage case. The car is further documented with a copy of its homologation record from Ferrari and a CARFAX Vehicle History Report. As one of approximately 350 examples built, the F50 is exceedingly rare, and future owners can look forward to a warm welcome at FCA events and supercar gatherings. It would ably crown any collection and is particularly suited for aficionados of modern performance or Ferrari supercars. Bolstered by its Ferrari Classiche certification, this F50 is a true collectible of no small import that attests to the dynamic combination of racing technology and gorgeous design that reached dizzying heights at Maranello during the 1990s.
- 19 1959 Lister-Jaguar Sports Racer BHL123 $1,000,000 $1,400,000 Briggs Cunningham, US (acquired new in 1959) (1), 12 Hours of Sebring, 1959, Moss/Bueb (DSQ), Marlboro National, 1959 (2nd Overall, 1st in Class), Virginia International Raceway, 1959, Hansgen (1st Overall) Cumberland International Races, Maryland, 1959, Hansgen (1st Overall) Bridgehampton, 1959, Hansgen (1st Overall), Lime Rock (DNF), Montgomery, 1959 (DNF), Thompson Raceway, 1959, Cunningham (4th Overall, 3rd in Class) Road America 500, 1959, Watkins Glen Grand Prix, 1959, Hansgen (1st Overall), SCCA, Daytona, 1959 (2nd Overall), unknown, Bob Grossman, US (acquired in 1961) (2?), Phil Forno, US (acquired from the above) (3), Tony Crossingham, UK (acquired by 1976) (4), William Symons, UK (acquired in 1978) (5), Chris Drake, UK (acquired from the above in 1983) (6), Dean G. Watts, US (acquired from the above in 1983) (7), Dan Margulies, UK (acquired circa 1990) (8), Syd Silverman, US (acquired in 2000) (9), via Gooding Scottsdale ’10 sold $1.1 mil., Current Owner (10), via Bonhams Scottsdale ’19 Not sold $2 – 2.6 mil.. The car offered here, chassis BHL 123 – wearing the initials of its creator Brian Horace Lister – is arguably the most historically important of the entire run of Costin and the Lister Knobbly. Delivered new to Briggs Cunningham and prepared by his legendary chief mechanic Alfred Momo, BHL 123 first saw competition at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1959 with veteran Le Mans-winning driver Ivor Bueb and the great Stirling Moss behind the wheel. Moss, who had been in 3rd Place at one point, hurried an abbreviated pit stop that resulted in BHL 123 running out of fuel after which Moss was disqualified for hitching a ride rather than walking back to the pits. After Sebring, Cunningham tasked ace driver Walt Hansgen to pilot BHL 123, racking up four class victories and securing his second consecutive SCCA C-Modified National Championship in 1959. Team owner Briggs Cunningham also personally raced BHL 123 at Thompson Raceway that year, finishing 3rd in Class and 4th Overall. By 1961, the car was sold to well-known US sports car dealer and racer Bob Grossman, who later sold it to Phil Forno, who raced it with co-drivers Ed Crawford and Dick Thompson. A string of appreciative owners tended to BHL 123 before it joined the collection of Syd Silverman, who owned Vintage Motorsport magazine at the time. Around 2000, it was treated to an extensive restoration by the Lister experts at The Vintage Connection in Oklahoma City, with subsequent refreshes from them in 2008 and 2009. A potent vintage racer, BHL 123 won the 2006 Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) Group 4 Sprint Races Championship as well as that club’s 2009 Group 4 Enduro Championship. It also particiapted in the Le Mans Classic from 2012-2014 and is accompanied by a selection of race spares at auction. Concours honors include a win at the Cunningham Tribute at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in 2007. In 2015, the car appeared at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®. Considered the successor to the legendary Jaguar D-Type, this famed Costin Lister-Jaguar vividly evokes the golden age of sports car racing, when it regularly did battle – and triumphed over – the world’s greatest drivers and marques. Highly significant, extremely rare, and thrilling to drive, BHL 123 endures as an extraordinary example of motor sports history.
- 20 1939 Lagonda V12 Rapide Roadster 14107 $900,000 $1,200,000 Major Godfrey Anthony Gillson, Kingham, England (acquired new in 1939) (1), Jim Davies, Staines, England (acquired from the above circa 1944) (2), Jim Whitehead, New South Wales, Australia (acquired from the above in 1957) (3), Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2015) (4). According to the Lagonda Club, between 1938 and 1940, 190 of the 12-cylinder Lagondas were produced, and a mere 17 of those were performance-enhanced Rapide models. This example is rarer still, equipped with a Sanction IV engine originally earmarked for Le Mans competition. The build sheet for this car, chassis 14107, details special instructions specifying “No Bonnet; No Headlamps; ‘Lo’ Radiator Shell; No front wing assembly.” On October 25, 1939, the short, 124″ wheelbase chassis was delivered to the revered coachbuilder James Young Ltd. in Bromley, Kent, to be fitted with custom coachwork, strikingly different from the vast majority of these cars, which carried production bodies. Unique features include a covered, rear-mounted spare tire, a split windshield, and Art Deco touches found in the fender-mounted parking lights and in its distinctive rear fender curves. A full rear seat makes this a four-passenger car and – affording additional security for travelers’ belongings – the trunk is accessed from the interior compartment via a hinged rear seatback. The original owner of 14107 was Major Godfrey Anthony Gillson of Cornwell Manor, and following his passing in 1944, this Rapide was acquired by Lagonda’s former factory manager Jim Davies. In 1957, the car passed to Jim Whitehead, an Australian who owned seven V-12 Lagondas during his lifetime. It remained in the Whitehead family for the next 58 years and, in 2015, the current owner acquired the car and embarked on a thorough and authentic restoration, mindful of retaining original components whenever possible. Auto Restorations of Christchurch, New Zealand, carried out this exhaustive effort over a two-year period at a cost of approximately $500,000. Finished with dark green paintwork with a black canvas convertible top, highlights of chrome grace its beltline molding and rear fender stone guards, as well as its wheel discs. Its interior is upholstered in tan Connolly leather complemented by a walnut dashboard, housing a full array of gauges. The overall presentation evokes quiet but confident sporting luxury, the very definition of British grand touring. In 2018, the comprehensive restoration efforts were validated at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, where it won First in Class, following successful completion of the Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance® with no mechanical issues a few days earlier. In its day, the Lagonda V-12 was enjoyed and revered by knowledgeable automotive enthusiasts. Author Dennis May wrote, “The V12 in its brisker form was the fastest closed or convertible car on the British market in the immediate pre-war period.” Briggs Cunningham remarked upon his introduction to the V-12: “The twelve cylinders made it very smooth running as well as quiet, and the chassis was excellent with good roadholding.” Eighty years later, those assessments remain valid, and regardless of criteria – performance, beauty, or roadworthiness – this unique Lagonda delivers. It is an unmatched combination of the firm’s most potent mechanicals capped with custom coachwork. This Rapide has traveled a mere 32,000 miles at the hands of just four enthusiastic owners during its lifetime. Add to that 14107’s recent class win at one of the world’s most prestigious concours, and its next owner can look forward to unmatched pleasure on the road and on the show field.
- 21 1980 Aston Martin V8 Saloon V8/SOR/12221 $250,000 $300,000 N/R Industrial Buildings Ltd., Uxbridge, UK (acquired new in 1980) (1), T. Johannessen, Hertfordshire, UK (acquired by 1986) (2), Private Collector, Germany (acquired by 1992) (3), Straight Eight Ltd., London, UK (acquired in 1998) (4), T. Moore, Surrey, UK (acquired by 2002) (5), Simon Phelps, London, UK (acquired in 2006) (6), Richard Coar, Southwold, UK (acquired by 2015) (7), Current Owner (8). Benefiting from rare factory upgrades to the engine and coachwork, this scintillating V8 Saloon is a particularly desirable example of Aston Martin’s fourth-series “Oscar India” model. According to a factory production record, chassis 12221 was equipped with instruments in miles and a standard automatic transmission, and finished in Madagascar Brown paint over an interior of Fawn Connolly Vaumol leather with brown Ragley carpets. Initially sold in April 1980 to a company in Uxbridge, UK, called Industrial Buildings Ltd., the Aston Martin was purchased within a few years by Mr. T. Johannessen, a Norwegian living in England. In late 1986, Mr. Johannessen commissioned the factory to conduct an X-Pack upgrade, a process that raised older Aston Martin V-8 engines to the specifications of the latest Vantage engine, the powerful V580X. This work included the installation of Cosworth pistons, larger carburetors with a modified intake manifold, a large-bore air box, and an upgraded exhaust system. The car was also modified with Vantage features such as a five-speed manual gearbox, sport-tuned shock absorbers, and Ronal alloy wheels. The opportunity was additionally taken to modify the body with Vantage Volante-style coachwork features, including flared front and rear wheel arches, side skirts, and a front spoiler. The V8 Saloon is one of relatively few examples to undergo the desirable X-Pack upgrade, and one of even fewer to feature Vantage Volante body modifications. Invoices indicate that Mr. Johannessen kept the Aston Martin through at least 1990, and by 1992 the car was acquired by a collector in Germany. The Aston Martin was then purchased in November 1998 by Straight Eight Ltd., a dealership in London that conducted some freshening work. In February 2002, the V8 Saloon was acquired by T. Moore of Surrey, UK, and additionally freshened before being sold in October 2006 to Simon Phelps of London, who stored the car from 2010 to 2015. According to a British registration, the Aston Martin next passed to Richard Coar of Southwold, UK, in 2015. Later that year the car was returned to the factory for some refurbishment, including partial rebuilds of the chassis, suspension, differential, exhaust, and brakes. New gearbox and engine mounts were installed, and the trunk was trimmed with proper new carpets. Acquired more recently by the consignor, this factory-modified and refurbished Aston Martin was treated to a small round of additional service before being issued a FIVA Identity Card in October 2017. The beautiful Saloon is deeply documented with factory build sheets and invoices, former registrations and Bills of Sale, and owner’s correspondence. Offering marque collectors a particularly rare and desirable example, the fabulously muscular V8 would make a stunning addition to any collection.
- 22 1998 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato SCFCV81Z8HTL20060 $500,000 $600,000 N/R Nicolas Zapata, Mexico (acquired new in 1988), Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2007). Benefiting from minimal use by just two caretakers over 31 years, this Vantage Zagato is an extremely well-preserved example of Aston Martin’s coachbuilt supercar. According to the research of marque expert Tim Cottingham on AstonMartins. com, VIN 20060 is the second-to-last coupe built, and it is reportedly one of just three completed in 1988. Per its factory build sheet, the Vantage was finished in Swift Azure paint and trimmed with gray Connolly leather upholstery with black piping, gray-edged black Wilton carpets, and a black Alcantara headliner. According to an original purchase invoice, the Aston Martin was sold in March 1988 to Nicolas Zapata of Mexico. The Vantage was then registered in Switzerland and driven rather sparingly, accruing only 20,300 km (12,606 miles) over the next 19 years. In April 2007, the Zagato was purchased from Mr. Zapata by the consignor, a marque enthusiast also based in Switzerland, and it has since continued to benefit from diligent upkeep and careful use. Among other activities, the coupe was displayed at the 2007 British Classic Car Meeting (BCCM) St. Moritz and the 2008 Geneva Classics show, and it participated in the 2011 BCCM St. Moritz tour through the Swiss Alps. According to the consignor, the car remains in unrestored condition. The Aston Martin further benefits from excellent documentation, including a factory purchase invoice, build sheet, warranty sheet, production record, the consignor’s purchase contract, Swiss registration, and model literature (including road test reports, design renderings, factory brochures, and press releases). The odometer displayed less than 29,000 km at the time of cataloguing. As one of 50 production coupes built, and one of only 20 built in left-hand drive, this Zagato-bodied Aston Martin is nearly as rare as the celebrated DB4 GT Zagato of the 1960s. Accompanied by an owner’s manual, Aston Martin Zagato handbook, tool roll, Zagato parts manual, and original Zagato cover, the Vantage would make a fabulous addition to any collection, and is particularly suited to marque enthusiasts or Zagato aficionados.
- 23 1977 Aston Martin V8 Vantage V8/11736/RCAV $325,000 $375,000 N/R Rex Broughton, Manchester, UK (acquired new in 1977), Martin Daly, Derbyshire, UK (acquired from the above in 1998), Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2008). This beautiful V8 Vantage is believed by the consignor to be the 13th of the 16 bolt-on fliptail cars, and it benefits from modest use and fastidious care by three dedicated owners. As detailed in a substantial file of documentation, chassis 11736 was factory finished in Storm Red, trimmed with black leather, and distributed in September 1977 to UK-based agent and Le Mans racer Robin Hamilton. The car was sold two months later to its first private owner, Rex Broughton, the managing director of an eponymous firm based in Manchester. Mr. Broughton’s correspondence demonstrates great effort to document the Aston Martin, as he returned the car to the factory several times for maintenance and recorded a service log through 1998 (at which point the odometer displayed 34,986 miles). Around 1986, the Vantage was parked in a climate-controlled garage, and it was serviced and started periodically while remaining in storage for the next 12 years. In late 1998, Mr. Broughton commissioned a freshening of the Aston Martin, and by early December the car was sold to Martin Daly of Derbyshire. The new owner took the Vantage to France three times for use in vintage events, including the 40th anniversary celebration of Aston Martin’s 1959 Le Mans victory held in June 1999. In April 2008, the Aston Martin was purchased from Mr. Daly by the consignor, a marque enthusiast based in Switzerland. Under his purview, the Vantage has continued to benefit from care and maintenance, and its enduring quality was recognized with a class win at the 2018 London Concours, where the car was featured in the visitor’s guide. Endowed with an unusual degree of rarity, this bolt-on fliptail Vantage’s impressive authenticity is furthered by the presence of its matching-numbers engine, per its factory build record. Accompanied by a tool roll, jack, factory brochures, V8 workshop manual, correspondence, and its FIVA Identity Card, the striking early V8 Vantage should appeal to any marque enthusiast, offering a rare complement to even the most nuanced collections.
- 24 1980 Aston Martin V8 Volante V8/COL/15190 $225,000 $275,000 N/R Chassis 15190 is a handsome and extremely well-documented example of Newport Pagnell’s desirable first-series V8 Volante. According to its factory build record, the Volante was dispatched in July 1980 to Swiss distributor Hans Fischer. The car presents beautifully today, and is equipped with the desirable manual gearbox and elegant European bumpers. The Aston Martin was only modestly driven at first, as the odometer showed 66,600 km (41,383 miles) when purchased in November 1997 by the next owner of record, Markus Stebler of Uetikon am See, Switzerland. During the early 2000s, Mr. Stebler conducted a rebuild of the matching-numbers engine and sympathetically freshened the car for event use, including three tours of the British Classic Car Meeting St. Moritz through the Swiss Alps. After being acquired by the consignor in 2007, the Aston Martin ran the St. Moritz event eight more times while being consistently maintained as needed, with over 100 pages of records and correspondence on file. Registered in Switzerland for all of its known private ownership, this example of the early carbureted Volante offers enjoyable open-air motoring enhanced by the power of its iconic V-8.
- 25 1986 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato SCFCV81ZXGTR20013 $400,000 $500,000 N/R C.H. Taylor and Company Ltd., Birmingham, UK (acquired new from the factory in 1986), Mr. King, Ambassador Textiles Ltd., Oldham, UK (acquired in 1989), Rowan Atkinson, Oxford, UK (acquired by 1998), Oleg Stepanov, Gaydon, UK (acquired in 2008), Current Owner. According to an internal factory memo, VIN 20013 actually began life as 20011, and was one of the three Gladiator Red show cars displayed at Geneva in 1986. All examples were presold during the 1985 Geneva motor show before production began, as attested by a 1985 factory retail order form that states, “This order [is] for the first production U.K.-specification model made available by AML Ltd.” Officially manufactured in early July 1986, the Zagato was finished in Gladiator Red paint over a tan interior and delivered to Brian Taylor. In 1998, the Vantage was acquired by Rowan Atkinson, the renowned British actor and comedian, Aston Martin enthusiast and racer. He immediately commissioned Aston Martin Works Service to rebuild it as a competition car. This enabled the Aston Martin to race in the Inter-Marque series, conforming to the mildly modified C2 class, ensuring it could easily be converted back to road specification. As demonstrated by correspondence and invoices (including a summary of actions by Aston Martin Service Works), 20013 received a fully rebuilt engine, completed at Newport Pagnell. According to the consignor, it is in essence a “Nimrod” engine as fitted to the works Le Mans cars of that name, arguably the last works unit of its type, and the only one designated “580XR.” Weber fuel-injected and fitted with ceramic-coated headers, the accompanying dyno sheet shows a peak power of 482 bhp. The consignor notes that Mr. Atkinson specifically requested this engine’s flat torque curve and stated that this engine would make the Zagato an exciting yet highly usable road car. Among the numerous competition upgrades, no stone was left unturned in lightening the Zagato, maximizing performance yet maintaining safety. The result was 1,485 kilograms compared to the standard car’s 1,800 kilograms. The total rebuild cost was around £220,000, and the work was extensively documented with photos, manuals, correspondence, and invoices.Following completion of the work in early 2000, Mr. Atkinson campaigned the Zagato at venues such as Snetterton, Donnington, and Silverstone, and won his class at Brands Hatch and Thruxton. Session timing sheets and handwritten notes are included in a deep file of documentation. In May 2008, the Zagato was sold to Oleg Stepanov of Gaydon, UK, and in 2016 it was acquired by the consignor, who immediately submitted the car to marque expert Nicholas Mee for conversion back to fast road specifications, which included air-conditioning, a different clutch, and the fitment of the original seats, at a cost of over £23,000. Believed by the consignor to be the first right-hand-drive example delivered, this important former show car with celebrity provenance would make an exquisite addition to any sports car collection.
- 26 1913 Isotta – Fraschini Tipo IM 0451 $3,000,000 $4,000,000 Indianapolis 500, 1913, Tetzlaff, No. 27 (DNF), Indianapolis 500, 1914, Gilhooley, No. 49 (DNF). Claude W. Benedum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (acquired via Isotta Fraschini Motor Co. in 1917) (1), Whitney Snyder, Sewickley, Pennsylvania (acquired from the estate of the above in 1959) (2), Willet H. Brown, Los Angeles, California (acquired from the above circa 1975) (3), Current Owner (acquired from the estate of the above in 1995) (4). A limited series of six cars was built in spring 1913, and its design was largely based on the successful KM and TM models. The aircraft-inspired overhead cam, 16-valve engine was substantially modified, with a revised bore/stroke ratio that reduced capacity to 7.2 liters, allowing it to slip under the limit set for American racing events. This redesign also had the added benefit of increasing power output and rev range by 50%. In racing form, the Tipo IM engine produced 135 hp at 2,350 rpm, with power transmitted to the rear wheels through a precise four-speed gearbox. Another important feature of the Tipo IM was its use of a four-wheel braking system – a very advanced technology first used by Isotta Fraschini. Just as the Tipo IM cars were nearing completion, production was delayed by strikes at the factory. On May 25, 1913, a popular Italian motoring magazine reported the following: “Isotta Fraschini, overcoming a thousand difficulties, and despite the desertion of its workers has managed to keep faith with its contacts in America and to prepare to send in time, three stupendous race vehicles of the newest model, complete in every particular and destined to take part in the Grand Prix of Indianapolis… The marque Isotta Fraschini is accustomed to succeed in this way, it has it in its blood the elegant and impeccable style that even in the extraordinary circumstance hasn’t been forgotten, and hasn’t gone through the smallest alteration. The three cars have come out perfectly, beautifully, scrupulously manufactured in their mechanical parts as in all their arrangements in the installations.” Once completed, the Tipo IMs were transported to Le Havre, France, where, on April 29, they were loaded onto the Lusitania. They arrived in New York on May 24, and were sent to Indianapolis by express train, making it there just in time for qualifying. The 1913 Indianapolis 500 proved to be a turning point in the event’s history. Then in its third year, the race’s prestige and monetary rewards attracted several factory-backed European teams to compete in the US. In his book The Indianapolis 500, Brock Yates writes: “1913 marked the first serious invasion of the Speedway by foreign cars and drivers… Much of the advertising for the event ballyhooed the fact that this would be an international race pitting the best of Europe against the champions of the United States.” Significant fanfare greeted the arrival of the exotic Isotta Fraschinis and their all-star team roster, which included factory driver and Targa Florio winner Vincenzo Trucco; legendary American racer “Terrible” Teddy Tetzlaff; and two-time Vanderbilt Cup winner Harry Grant. A little-known New Yorker named Ray Gilhooley was named as the relief driver and he was lent a Tipo KM, which he used to drum up excitement in pre-race exhibition laps. The Tipo IMs were very fast and showed promise, but their hasty preparation in the midst of a labor strike proved to be too much for the demanding conditions of the Indy 500. As a result, all three cars succumbed to minor mechanical trouble. Grant went out on Lap 14 with a split gas tank and Trucco followed him on Lap 39 with the same issue. Tetzlaff, who had been entrusted with the Tipo IM presented here, lasted 118 laps, when a broken drive chain ended his race. After the race, the Tetzlaff car was returned to Isotta Fraschini Motors in New York, where it was modified and prepared for a return to Indianapolis in 1914. At this stage, the car was stripped of its streamlined rear bodywork to expose the riveted gas tank that had been responsible for much of the trouble at Indy. Additionally, two hood scoops were added to improve engine cooling and a streamlined shroud was placed ahead of the flat radiator. The Isotta was next seen in this form at the 1914 Indianapolis 500, where it was entrusted to Ray Gilhooley. On Lap 41, the Isotta suffered a tire blowout in Turn 3, which ensnared the drive chain. This caused the car to spin wildly, eject both the driver and riding mechanic, and roll over before landing on its tires in the infield. This incident famously earned Gilhooley a place in the history books – though his racing career was brief and unremarkable, the phrase “doing a Gilhooley” was used for decades to describe a spectacular spinout. Following the race, the Tipo IM once again returned to New York, where fenders and lights were added in an effort to transform the competition car into something resembling a scaled-up Mercer Raceabout. In March 1917, the car was advertised for sale in The New York Times and was sold later that year to Claude Worthington Benedum, whose father, Michael, was America’s most successful oil wildcatter and one of the country’s wealthiest residents. Less than a year after purchasing the Tipo IM, Claude enlisted to fight in WWI and was trained as a pilot. Tragically, he contracted pneumonia during his tour of duty and died in October 1918 at age 20. Heartbroken by the death of their only child, the Benedums established a foundation in Claude’s name and stored his Isotta Fraschini sports car in the stables of their sprawling Pittsburgh estate. Following Michael Benedum’s passing in 1959, the estate sold the Isotta Fraschini to Whitney Snyder, a well-known antique car collector living nearby in Sewickley. During the 1960s, Mr. Snyder commissioned Thurman Schreil of Lawrence, Kansas, to restore the Isotta to its former splendor. It was refinished in light gray with red leather upholstery, festooned with period accessories including a monocle windscreen, chain guards, and a full set of brass lamps. The Isotta remained in the renowned Snyder collection until the mid-1970s, when it was sold to Willet H. Brown of Los Angeles. Another pioneering collector, Mr. Brown worked for the famous Cadillac dealer Don Lee and became close friends with Lee’s son, Tommy. Mr. Brown and Tommy Lee built and raced cars together during the 1920s, established one of the earliest television stations in the 1930s, and were involved in Don Lee’s Indianapolis 500 race teams through the 1940s. During his successful career in and around the car business, Mr. Brown assembled a fantastic collection of important automobiles that included a Bugatti Type 37A Grand Prix, Mercer 35C Raceabout, and Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta. The Tipo IM was a fixture in his collection for approximately two decades, remaining with him until his death in 1993. In 1995, the current owner purchased the Isotta from the Willet Brown estate auction and has since restored the car to its famous 1914 Indy 500 configuration. During this process, several important original components, including the hood, were acquired from Thurman Schreil and reinstalled. Since this work was carried out, the Isotta has been toured and shown extensively in the US and Europe. It has been invited to the Goodwood Festival of Speed on several occasions and was shown twice at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, winning the Tony Hulman Trophy for Best Open-Wheel Race Car in 2010. A testament to its sensational performance, the Tipo IM participated in the 2012 Louis Vuitton Classic Serenissima Run, scaling some of the highest Alpine passes and keeping pace with Italian thoroughbreds of a much more recent vintage. Today, the car looks fantastic in its patinated blood red paint and performs like a true racing pedigree car should, with breathtaking acceleration, excellent roadholding, and impressive brakes for a car built in 1913. Not only is this Isotta Fraschini a thrill to drive, it is among the most original pre-WWI racing cars in existence, having retained virtually all of its major chassis components, including the frame, engine, and gearbox, and much of its bodywork. According to famed automobile illustrator, collector, and historian Peter Helck, the Isotta Fraschini Tipo IM was “elegant in exterior design… [and] presented an interesting clash of eras. It was the first with front-wheel brakes. It was also the last of the chain-drive species.” This is certainly an apt characterization of this fascinating, large-displacement Italian racing car, which was purpose-built to run at the 1913 Indianapolis 500, a race won by the twin-cam Peugeot – a car that represented an entirely new direction in automotive design. Possessing a fantastic mechanical specification, a superb racing history, and a rich, well-documented provenance from new, this Isotta Fraschini is a truly magnificent machine – as exciting today as it was when it first thundered around the Brickyard more than a hundred years ago.
- 27 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Coupe 885018 $650,000 $750,000 Robert W. Hiller (acquired new in 1961) (1), unknown, Carl Beverly, Oakland, California, Glen Zamanian, Lafayette, California (acquired from the above in 1989), Mark Miller, Los Altos, California (acquired from the above in 1994), Dr. Michael Mueller, Austin, Texas (acquired from the above in 2000), Current Owner (acquired from the above). It is well known in collecting circles that the most desirable E-Types are the flat-floor, welded-louver, outside-latch cars of 1961. Hundreds of roadsters were built in this configuration and command a substantial premium over cars built after the bonnet latches were relocated inside the passenger compartment, but only 20 left-hand-drive and four right-hand-drive examples of the coupe were built with outside latches, and today, the 12 known surviving left-hand-drive cars from this tiny group are the most highly prized of all road-going E-Types. This car, chassis 885018, is the 18th of the 20 outside latch Coupes, and today it stands among the most correctly restored and brilliantly finished examples in existence. In 2016, the Jaguar was the fortunate subject of a 4,250-hour restoration by the renowned Jeff’s Resurrections of Taylor, Texas. A particularly intact and undamaged example, retaining its original engine (block and cylinder head), gearbox, and differential, the Jaguar was disassembled and painstakingly renewed in its original, striking color combination of Opalescent Gunmetal – which was matched to a section of original paint found in the car – with a red leather interior. Exhaustive effort was made during the two-year, photo-documented restoration process to prepare the car exactly as delivered, including reproducing the factory chalk and grease-pencil markings that it received upon final inspection at the factory in August 1961. Following more than a year of research and the gathering of numerous, all but unobtainable parts, including date-coded electrical components, proper hoses, clamps and clips, and period OEM American-market headlights, the restoration began in earnest. The E-Type’s interior was also painstakingly restored including its correct roadster-spec seats and rare chrome-trimmed sun visors. In all, well over $400,000 was spent to achieve the truly awesome result. Since its completion in 2018, 885018 has competed at the highest levels of Jaguar Clubs of North America (JCNA) and concours competition; it has received three 100-point scores at JCNA events and has taken Best of Class honors or significant special awards wherever it has been shown. A true labor of love for its impassioned owner, this E-Type Coupe stands atop most all others for its impeccable restoration, original matching-numbers components, and its extreme rarity. It is worthy of a special place in any world-class collection.
- 28 1988 Porsche 959 Sport WP0ZZZ95ZJS905030 $2,000,000 $2,400,000 Otis Chandler, Los Angeles, California (acquired new in 1989) (1), Geoffrey Escalette, Costa Mesa, California (acquired from the above in 2004) (2), Current Owner (acquired from the above) (3). One of the most daring, iconic, and influential sports cars of all time, the 959 was born from chief engineer Helmuth Bott’s mission to build a “Super Porsche.” Envisioned as the 911 of the future, the 959 was a technical tour de force – designed and constructed regardless of expense. Not only did this model redefine expectations for road-going supercars, its motor sports record was equally significant. In 1986, competition variants captured a 1-2 finish at the Paris-Dakar Rally and finished 1st in Class at Le Mans – a testament to the strength and versatility of the 959 platform. Of the 337 examples built, the majority were Komfort models; only 37 Sport models were produced. Of these, eight were built for Rest of World markets, with the remaining 29 produced for North America. Intended as a dual-purpose car for purists, the Sport featured conventional coil-over suspension and was equipped with a fully integrated, leather-covered roll cage, Autoflug harnesses, and cloth upholstery. In keeping with its focused character, the Sport was stripped of air-conditioning, sun visors, rear seats, and many other amenities, shaving off 220 pounds. Three decades after its introduction, the 959 Sport is still regarded by many as the perfect supercar and the standard by which the latest Porsches are judged. This particular example’s history can be traced to 1985, when Otis Chandler, the well-known car collector and then publisher of the Los Angeles Times, wrote a letter to Peter Schutz, president and CEO of Porsche AG, requesting that he be considered for one of the new 959s. He was advised to contact Al Holbert, director of Porsche Motorsport North America, who would be handling orders and delivery of the new cars. Chandler remained in regular contact with Porsche over the next two years. In November 1987, he wrote to Holbert expressing his desire to order a red 959 Sport, noting that he would like the last serial numbered car of the 25 scheduled for the US. Unfortunately, the entire project faced considerable bureaucratic red tape, and it wasn’t until 1989 that Chandler was able to take delivery of his $336,000 supercar. Although this example took four years to arrive, Porsche remained true to its word – Chandler’s car was chassis 030, the last serial number, and it was finished in Guards Red, one of just two colors offered for the model. It is believed that this 959 Sport was the first example to legally enter the US. It was imported under a special museum exemption, which required that it never be driven, raced, titled, or licensed, with fluids drained to prevent errant usage. Over the next decade, the car remained a fixture in Chandler’s Vintage Museum in Oxnard, California, where it was displayed alongside two other 1980s supercars – a Ferrari 288 GTO and Lamborghini Countach. Throughout his ownership, Chandler made various attempts to register the Porsche in California. Finally, in February 2000, following the passage of the Department of Transportation’s show/display exemption, the 959 Sport was sent to Bruce Canepa, who worked with Northern California Diagnostic Laboratories, to make the car emissions compliant. This three-year effort was documented in Autoweek magazine, which featured this 959 on the cover of its September 15, 2003, issue. In November 2004, Chandler decided to part with the 959 and sold it to Geoffrey Escalette, a Porsche collector and racer in Costa Mesa, California. The car remained in his care for several years before being sold to the current owner, another Southern California-based collector with a stable of important Porsche road and racing cars. In the consignor’s ownership, Porsche Motorsport North America was commissioned to rebuild the engine and to address any required maintenance. Invoices are included in the car’s file, and the 959 has seen minimal use since the work was completed. At the time of cataloguing, the odometer displayed just 4,955 miles. Today, the 959 presents in outstanding condition and is accompanied by its factory tool roll, jack kit, emergency road equipment, driver’s manuals, workshop manual, and even its original, unused option sticker. In addition to these accessories, the Porsche is offered with an extensive file of documentation that includes the original 1989 purchase agreement and sales invoice, voluminous correspondence (much of it between Chandler, Holbert, and Porsche), and period photos. Also included are a technical data manual, a collection of factory literature, and articles relating to the model. Without question, this 959 Sport is among the most complete and thoroughly documented examples extant. Its history is a fascinating insight into the extraordinary nature of the 959 program, Porsche’s drive to create the ultimate 911-based supercar, and the incredible effort undertaken on the part of collectors like Otis Chandler, who seemingly turned over every stone in the quest to own and drive one of these exotic machines. Although many of the barriers to 959 ownership have been broken over the past three decades, the model’s rarity and important role in Porsche history ensure that it remains as exclusive as ever. There are no more collectible or sought-after 959s than the 29 US Sport models, which possess a distinctive character and appeal all their own. This brilliant example, with its outstanding provenance, limited mileage, and rich documentation, is among the very best of them.
- 29 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Cabriolet C 130885 $800,000 $1,000,000 Vincent H. Borsodi, Houston, Texas (acquired new in 1936) (1), unknown, Joe Reindl, Los Angeles, California (acquired circa 1946), William and Frances Cockrane, San Diego, California (acquired in 1956), Jack Rowe, Denver, Colorado (acquired by 1986), Blackhawk Collection, Danville, California (acquired from the above in 1992). Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2001). While the provenance of many prewar Mercedes-Benz cars is not well documented, that of 130885 is very well known. A copy of its factory kommission paper shows it as one of a handful delivered through the US distributor Mitropa Motors of New York, and its accompanying Mercedes-Benz Classic Certificate identifies the original color as black. This 500 K is believed by the consignor to be the only example retaining a copy of the original sales order from Mitropa to its first owner, Vincent H. Borsodi of Houston. An executive with the Gulf Oil Company, he purchased the Mercedes-Benz on June 25, 1936, for $9,800; a trade-in allowance of $4,000 was made against a 1935 Packard LeBaron Speedster. The Mercedes was likely intended for Mr. Borsodi’s son, Vincent Jr., then a New York resident. In 1939, it was advertised in The New York Times by L.F. Jacod & Company, the timing of which coincides with the younger Borsodi’s marriage and return to Houston. In 1944, the 500 K surfaced in California, making a cameo film appearance, with stills showing the car’s distinctive features. Possibly owned in this period by Pacific Auto Rentals, it was available for rental circa 1946 by famed Mercedes-Benz mechanic, Joe Reindl. Photographs of the car from this period show it to have remained well cared-for, as it graced concours d’elegance in Southern California in 1951 and 1953. An article in The Star magazine of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America recounts how William and Frances Cockrane of San Diego acquired the car in 1956. By 1986, it was in the hands of Jack Rowe of Denver, who spent two years performing a careful body-off restoration. Rowe later sold the car to the Blackhawk Collection, from which it was purchased by the current owner in 2001. Since its most recent acquisition, the car has received an atypical level of care and attention, as shown by $300,000 in receipts for significant freshening and subsequent maintenance. Having known supercharged Mercedes-Benz cars since childhood, the current owner has ensured that this one has been maintained as very few of these cars are, providing an exciting opportunity to experience the true power and performance of the supercharged eight-cylinder Mercedes-Benz. Further, the consignor notes that the 500 K retains its original, matching-numbers engine, body and chassis numbers, as well as the original factory typenschild (data plate). Accompanying this Mercedes-Benz is a thick binder of receipts and documentation covering the car’s life since 1936, a thorough 20-page research report by a highly respected classic car historian, as well as a jack, top boot, and owner’s manual. With desirable attributes including left-hand drive, US-delivery, and unique specification, to find a 500 K as lovingly documented and maintained as this car is a truly remarkable experience, nearly impossible to duplicate in the rarefied world of kompressor Mercedes-Benz.
- 30 1962 Ghia L6.4 Coupe 0325 $375,000 $450,000 N/R Paul Farago of Ghia USA, Detroit, Michigan (used as factory demonstrator in 1963) (1), Ghia of Beverly Hills, California (acquired from the above in 1967) (2), Dean Martin, Beverly Hills, California (acquired from the above in 1967) (3), Gary Morton, Beverly Hills, California (acquired from the above in 1972) (4), Jack Bart, New York City, New York (acquired from the above in 1973) (5), Chris and Curt Riley, Stamford, Connecticut (acquired from the above in 1989) (6), The Blackhawk Collection, Danville, California (acquired from the above in 1998) (7), Sidney H. Craig, Rancho Santa Fe, California (acquired from the above in 1999) (8), Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2009) (9). According to thorough research by historians Paul Sable and Dyke Ridgely, this Ghia L6.4, chassis 0325, was first shipped to Paul Farago in Detroit, finished in dark green with a stainless roof and camel-colored “Boar” leather interior. Mr. Farago used it as a demonstrator for four years before it was sold via Ghia of Beverly Hills to Rat Pack member Dean Martin, its first private owner. Mr. Martin owned the Ghia for two years before commissioning famed customizer George Barris to personalize it for him. Modifications included Rose Bronze metallic paint, a new dash and center console facing in wood, a storage locker between the seats, a gun holster under the driver’s seat, and special oval Cibie headlights, themselves a common upgrade performed by Barris on a number of L6.4 examples. The final touch was a Barris plaque on the console stating, “This Ghia designed and coach built exclusively for Mr. Dean Martin.” Mr. Martin sold the Ghia in 1972 to stand-up comedian Gary Morton, who was married to Lucille Ball and served for years as her manager. The Ghia would go through a series of doting owners before being purchased by the Europe-based consignor in 2009. Sympathetic cosmetic freshening was subsequently performed, and in 2014 the Ghia was shown at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, where it received the Baer Bank Trophy for exceptional craftsmanship. Still fitted with its Barris modifications, this low-mileage Ghia is now finished in a stunning coat of black paint and retains its original interior. With 17 examples believed to still exist, any Ghia L6.4 is a very rare car. Chassis 0325, with its celebrity provenance and well-preserved condition, reflects a superior example of the model. Embodying the sparkling glory of the Golden Era of Hollywood that is long gone, this Ghia L6.4 Coupe demands the attention of all who encounter it.
- 31 1975 Ferrari 312T 022 $6,000,000 $8,000,000 “Scuderia Ferrari S.p.A., BRDC International Trophy, Silverstone, UK, 1975, Lauda, No. 12 (1st), Spanish Grand Prix, Montjuïc, 1975, Lauda, No. 12 (DNF), Belgian Grand Prix, Spa-Francorchamps, 1975, Regazzoni, No. 11 (5th), Dutch Grand Prix, Zandvoort, 1975, Lauda, No. 12 (2nd), French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, 1975, Lauda, No. 12 (1st), German Grand Prix, Nürburgring, 1975, Lauda, No. 12 (3rd), Austrian Grand Prix, Zeltweg, 1975, Lauda, No. 12 (6th), US Grand Prix, Watkins Glen, 1975, Lauda/Regazzoni, No. 12T (Practice Only) South African Grand Prix, Kyalami, 1976, Regazzoni, No. 2 (DNF), US Grand Prix, Long Beach, 1976, Lauda, No. 1T (Practice Only), Michael Vernon, Stafford, UK (acquired from the above in 1979) (1), Jacques Setton, France (acquired from the above in 1986) (2), John Bosch, Zaandam, Netherlands (acquired from the above in 2005) (3), Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2009) (4). The debut of Forghieri’s new 312T at the third race of the 1975 season in South Africa was a turning point for Ferrari. This new design continued to utilize the proven flat-12 engine, which became known as the tipo 015, which was then coupled to a transverse gearbox that was packaged between the engine and the car’s differential. This layout reduced the car’s polar moment of inertia, creating a marked improvement in the Ferrari’s overall handling balance. Aerodynamic and suspension revisions were made as well, and Ferrari finally had the handling to fully exploit the power advantage they had enjoyed in recent years. Ferrari’s new machine was as beautiful as it was effective, and the 312T was instantly quick, but an accident in practice and problems in the race relegated Lauda to a 5th Place finish in South Africa. The next outing for the 312T, and the inaugural one for the chassis offered here, 022, was the non-championship BRDC International Trophy at Silverstone. This race would be something of a beginning to one of the great rivalries the sport of F1 had ever seen – Niki Lauda versus James Hunt. Hunt qualified on pole in his Hesketh, but after laps of dicing with Lauda, would suffer an engine failure, and Lauda would take the first victory for the 312T in chassis 022. The next race for Lauda and 022 would be at the Spanish Grand Prix at the daunting Montjuïc circuit outside of Barcelona. Lauda would take pole position in qualifying, as he did in every subsequent Grand Prix event while driving 022. The start saw Lauda’s car being run into by Mario Andretti’s Parnelli, and the Ferrari was spun into the barriers, damaging the front wing and right front suspension, ending Lauda’s race. One month later, Clay Regazzoni would contest the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps in 022, finishing 5th. Lauda was back in the car for the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort, where he placed 2nd. The French Grand Prix at Circuit Paul Ricard was next, and Lauda was again on pole in 022, having easily bested the competition in qualifying. On a hot and windy day, he would drive a dominating race, leading flag to flag, and claiming victory over James Hunt, who finished 2nd. The German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring saw Lauda again dominate qualifying in 022, only to have a front tire puncture during the race while leading. He would limp the car to the pits and recover to finish in 3rd in a spirited drive. The final outing for 022 for the 1975 season was in Lauda’s home country of Austria. He was again on pole, alongside Hunt, and the two led the race early on in awful, wet conditions, with Lauda going on to finish 6th. The 1975 season had been an unbelievable success, and Ferrari had again become the champion of the world’s top form of motor sports. It was the Italian automaker’s first title since 1964, and Lauda’s first of three championships he would win in his storied career. Lauda and Regazzoni had combined to win six of that year’s 14 races, and generally dominated their competition in the 312T. Chassis 022, having been such an integral part of the team’s 1975 title, would go on to be raced a single time by Regazzoni in South Africa in 1976, where it did not finish due to an engine problem. According to a report by marque historian Marcel Massini, the 312T was subsequently stored by Ferrari until 1979, when the car was sold to Michael Vernon of the UK. Noted French collector Jacques Setton would acquire 022 in 1986, at a point when he had already purchased 312T, chassis 023, Lauda’s other main car from 1975. Setton would own 022 until he sold it to John Bosch of the Netherlands in 2005. The consignor, a prominent American collector, added 022 to his assemblage of significant racing and road cars in 2009, fulfilling a lifelong dream of owning a Niki Lauda Ferrari. He eventually set out to restore the long-dormant 312T to as close to as-new condition as possible, and assembled a team of well-qualified specialists to complete the task. His in-house restoration expert, Tim Willard, oversaw the process and handled disassembly and assembly, and the renowned crew at Dennison International rebuilt the drivetrain. John Byers was tasked with restoring the bodywork to the exact factory Rosso Corsa (Racing Red) livery it wore in 1975. The Ferrari was found to be incredibly original and all numbers and components were thoroughly documented with photographs. A replacement magnesium engine sump was sourced directly from Ferrari, replacing the original that had suffered from corrosion, and a new front wing was fabricated. The original components were retained and accompany the car. The results of this exhaustive work are stunning, and a testament to the cost-no-object restoration that was truly a labor of love. Since completion, the car has been shown at the 2015 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, where it was honored with an Amelia Award, and the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, where it placed Third in Class, a rarity for a Formula 1 car. Not merely intended as a show car, the 312T has also been exercised on the track, including a test session in June of this year, where it performed beautifully. The attributes such as rarity and style that make a car collectible are often simple to identify, and in any measure this amazing Ferrari retains them all. But the qualities that truly separate a car can be more difficult to ascertain. The men involved – Ferrari, Forghieri, Lauda – are legends who were operating at the top of their game on the world’s biggest stage. The tracks – Silverstone, Spa, Nürburgring – are iconic circuits where heroes were made. The background of Grand Prix racing in the 1970s, with its incredible personalities, rivalries, and glamour, punctuated by its terrifying level of risk, is characterful enough to have been immortalized in Hollywood features. All of these elements meld together perfectly, and provide us with the context necessary to see the true significance of this amazing automobile. Simply admired for its innate beauty, or utilized for its mind-blowing driving experience, this 1975 Ferrari 312T should be on the short list of cars for a very long list of collectors. As the first of this incredible breed to be offered at public sale, it is not an overstatement to say that this opportunity may be your only chance to acquire a 312T. And since Niki Lauda only won races in four Ferrari chassis during his two world championships with the team, it may also be your only chance to own a Lauda-driven, race-winning Ferrari. Whether adding it to a collection of Formula 1 cars, or acquiring it as your only example of the ultimate form of racing machine, this Italian thoroughbred is guaranteed to delight its next steward.”
- 32 2007 Ferrari F430 Challenge 152244 $100,000 $130,000 N/R This 2007 Ferrari F430 Challenge is finished in Rosso Corsa and has been upgraded with a “GT Cup” specification front splitter and rear wing. Sold new through Ferrari Beverly Hills, this example was campaigned through the dealership’s Scuderia Corsa racing team in the Challenge series from 2007–2009. Currently showing less than 17,000 km (about 10,500 miles), the F430 has not suffered any major accidents, according to the consignor. The car presents well overall, including the Alcantara seats and dashboard that have been reupholstered, and a specialist recently changed the oil and brake fluid, and installed new tires. Ideal for track or FCA events, this F430 Challenge awaits its next owner, who will be treated to the visceral thrill of a modern competition Ferrari.
- 33 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT DB4GT/0130/L $4,000,000 $4,500,000 John D. Sconfienza, Wise River, Montana (acquired new via Charles Hornburg 1961) (1), Bonneville, Utah National Speed Trials, 1961, Sconfienza (1st in Class), John Botelar, San Francisco, California (acquired circa 1968) (2), Tony Andersen, St. Paul, Minnesota (acquired from the above in 1972) (3), Richard A. Candee, Shaker Heights, Ohio (acquired from the above in 1982) (4), Christopher H. Greendale, Weston, Massachusetts (acquired from the above in 1999) (5), David Evans, McLean, Virginia (acquired from the above in 2002) (6), Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2006) (7). Numbered DB4GT/0130/L, this 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT carries outstanding and fascinating provenance, confirmed by a wealth of accompanying documentation. Its history is also chronicled in the 2016 book, The Aston Martin DB4GT, by marque authorities Stephen Archer and Richard A. “Nick” Candee, with the latter a former owner of DB4GT/0130/L from 1982 to 1999. According to a copy of the factory vehicle record supplied by Aston Service Dorset, this extremely rare, original left-hand-drive 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT was shipped new to the US via official Aston Martin distributor Charles Hornburg, and its guarantee was duly issued on December 12, 1960. In addition to its comprehensive standard high-performance features, DB4GT/0130/L was factory-finished in Fiesta Red paint over Fawn Connolly leather upholstery and equipped with a non-standard (optional) 15″ steering wheel. The DB4 GT was purchased new during the autumn of 1961 by John D. Sconfienza, a construction engineer from Wise River, Montana. As told to Aston Martin historian Nick Candee by Rex Woodgate, who managed Aston Martin’s “works” racing entries for North America in period, Sconfienza traveled to California to deliver a Ferrari to a buyer in Los Angeles. Driving along Sunset Boulevard, he spotted this DB4 GT inside Hornburg’s showroom, purchased the car, and promptly had it placed onto his trailer. On the trip home to Montana, Sconfienza happened by the annual speed trials held at the Bonneville Salt Flats. According to a Car and Driver article covering the event, Sconfienza was persuaded to enter the car – the first Aston Martin ever to race at Bonneville. There, the DB4 GT was driven by Sconfienza to a two-way average of 134.4 mph, setting a speed record in his class. Event coverage garnered attention of another kind – a stern letter from Reg Parnell, Aston Martin’s service manager. While a noted race car driver himself, his February 1962-dated letter on file gave notice that “…the Warranty period had expired on this car but, in any case, since the car was raced last Autumn the Warranty automatically became invalid.” Sconfienza retained the car until circa 1968, followed by two more owners to 1982, when it was acquired by AMOC luminary Nick Candee, who prepared the car for vintage racing and campaigned it enthusiastically and successfully in a multitude of circuit races and hill climb events through 1999. Christopher H. Greendale of Weston, Massachusetts, acquired the Aston Martin from Candee in 1999 and had the car shipped to the UK for restoration, before selling it in 2002 to David Evans of McLean, Virginia, through whom the car eventually passed in 2006 to the current owner. Soon after acquisition of DB4GT/0130/L, Bjorn Nordemo of Sports Leicht Restorations (SLR) of North Carolina was commissioned to perform a no-expense-spared restoration of the car in preparation for display at the August 2007 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®. In addition to providing technical assistance for the total restoration of the DB4 GT, UK marque expert Richard Williams also provided numerous rare parts to the SLR team. Factory-original colors were thoroughly researched as well, with the owner choosing the car’s present and highly striking Black Pearl over red leather. As intended, the DB4 GT made its post-restoration debut at Pebble Beach in fine form, placing second in a highly competitive class to the ex-works DB3S/9 sports-racer driven in period by Moss and Peter Collins. As expected, this exceedingly rare 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT has enjoyed media coverage from its record-setting debut at Bonneville to the present, including detailed accounts of the vehicle’s restoration in The Vantage Point, the official publication of the Aston Martin Owners Club in America. As offered, DB4GT/0130/L is accompanied by the original books, extensive service and restoration records, a large quantity of photographic images, and the original tool kit. While rare, elegant, and beautifully presented for auction, this DB4 GT is eligible for virtually any worthy classic event. Perhaps most importantly, it stands as a wonderful touchstone to Aston Martin’s commitment to GT-class racing dominance during the 1950s and early 1960s.
- 34 1973 Ferrari 365GTB/4 16501 $750,000 $850,000 Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo, Portland, Oregon (acquired in 1973), Lars Martin, Monte Sereno, California (acquired from the above in 1975), Bob Martin, Los Gatos, California (acquired from the above by 1982), Joseph A. Graziano, Saratoga, California (acquired via Ferrari of Los Gatos in 1990), Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2012). This outstanding example of the universally acclaimed Daytona is exceptionally original and well preserved, having covered less than 21,000 miles in the care of just four California-based owners. The Ferrari is also well documented, including copies of the original sale paperwork, a 1975-dated photograph of the car, and a report from marque historian Marcel Massini. The 1,012th example produced by assembly sequence, chassis 16501 is an original US model equipped with Borletti air-conditioning and power windows. Factory-finished in Bianco Polo Park (Polo White) with black leather upholstery and gray carpets, it was completed on May 29, 1973, delivered to West Coast Ferrari distributor Bill Harrah’s Modern Classic Motors, and sold to official Ferrari dealer Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo in Portland, Oregon. The Daytona remained with Tonkin until April 19, 1975, when it was sold as a new car at 201 miles to Lars Martin of Monte Sereno, California. The car remained in Mr. Martin’s hands for several years and, in 1982, it was listed in the Ferrari Owners Club roster as being under the care of Bob Martin of Los Gatos, California, presumably a family member. In December 1990, 16501 was advertised for sale in the Los Angeles Times by Ferrari of Los Gatos, described as “…white with black interior and 10,000 miles.” Soon after, 16501 was sold to Joseph A. Graziano, a top Silicon Valley executive with Apple Computer Inc. and Sun Microsystems. Under Mr. Graziano, 16501 was shown at the August 1992 Vintage Ferrari Concours in Monterey, and he would retain the Daytona until March 2012, when the current owner acquired it at 16,000 miles. Soon, the Daytona was shown at the October 2012 FCA National Meeting and Concours in Palm Springs, California, where it earned Argento and Coppa Bella Macchina awards. The next documented show outing for 16501 was during August 2013 at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, in Carmel, California. Under the current ownership, 16501 has been maintained by noted classic Ferrari expert Bill Attaway of La Mesa, California. Confirming the Daytona’s excellence, this example has earned Ferrari Classiche certification and comes to auction accompanied by its Red Book. Desirable additional items include books and manuals inside their correct factory pouch, a tool roll and jack kit, and a period Ferrari cloisonné key fob. Presented today in superb original order and exceptionally well documented, this visually distinctive 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona clearly benefits handsomely from its limited roster of owners and low mileage. Accordingly, it stands tall as a benchmark example of the Ferrari model that Road & Track editors declared nearly 50 years ago to be “…the best sports car in the world.”
- 35 1930 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Sport Sedan 2305/J-287 $2,000,000 $2,500,000 “Jessie McDonald, Los Angeles, California (acquired new in 1931) (1), Don Ballard, Los Angeles, California (acquired via Bob Roberts circa 1938) (2), James Foxley, Perris, California (acquired from the above by 1957) (3), J.B. Nethercutt, Los Angeles, California (acquired from the above in 1957) (4), William F. Harrah, Reno, Nevada (acquired from the above in 1963) (5), Imperial Palace Collection, Las Vegas, Nevada (acquired from the estate of the above in 1985) (6), Oscar Davis, Elizabeth, New Jersey (acquired from the above in 1985) (7), Mark Smith, Melvin Village, New Hampshire (acquired from the above in 1989) (8), Paul Lapidus, Great Neck, New York (acquired from the above in 1989) (9), Robert McGowan, Branford, Connecticut (acquired from the above in 1993) (10), Lee Herrington, Bow, New Hampshire (acquired from the above in 1996) (11), John O’Quinn, Houston, Texas (acquired from the above in 2006) (12), via RM Amelia ’10 $1.705 mil. to Current Owner (acquired from the estate of the above) (13).The scion of a prominent San Francisco family, and later one of California’s wealthiest residents, George Whittell Jr. enjoyed a lifestyle that was truly without limits. In his heyday, this enigmatic, soi-disant captain owned several magnificent homes, tamed exotic animals, flew his own DC-2 airplane, and married three times, while entertaining a seemingly endless succession of showgirls. Flush with cash in the midst of the Great Depression, Whittell, who had been an ambulance driver and an Army captain during WWI, freely indulged in his passion for the finer things. He possessed a particular affinity for custom-made vehicles and proved to be the single-most prolific customer of Duesenberg Inc., ordering six new Model Js, five of which were individually tailored to his extraordinary personal tastes by the Walter M. Murphy Company of Pasadena, California. Between 1920 and 1933, Murphy created automobile bodies that were recognized the world over for their quality craftsmanship, technical brilliance, and inimitable style. Walter M. Murphy headed the endeavor with the assistance of Frank Spring and J. Gerard Kirchhoff, who supervised the projects of in-house designers and veteran freelancers. Their collective efforts resulted in a wide variety of body styles for the exclusive Duesenberg Model J, including the famous disappearing-top roadster, which debuted at the 1929 New York auto salon. Several of Murphy’s finest achievements resulted from the collaboration of their VIP customer George Whittell and a young designer named Franklin Q. Hershey. One of the extraordinary automobiles included in their oeuvre is the car presented here, a long-wheelbase Model J Sport Berline bearing chassis no. 2305 and engine no. J-287. The design of this body is especially notable for its innovative construction method, which used aluminum, rather than wood, to create the interior structure and exterior panels – a technique that was well ahead of its time. Utilizing cast aluminum supports and fabricated reinforcements, the Sport Berline was significantly lighter and stronger than bodies produced in the traditional manner. The inner structure of this car was so remarkable that Murphy took press photographs while it was still under construction to showcase their prowess. Aluminum was also of tremendous interest to Whittell, who regularly incorporated the material into the design and construction of his various automobiles, airplanes, and boats. In terms of exterior design, the Sport Berline was compact and close-coupled, with a beautifully integrated trunk at the rear. Marvelous center-hinged doors – whose tops curved into the roof, creating a rounded, streamlined appearance – allowed for additional headroom during ingress and egress. This distinctive feature is shared with two other Murphy masterpieces: the Peerless V-12 Prototype and J-218, another sedan designed by Franklin Hershey for Whittell. Originally finished in a lovely apple green color, and distinguished by a dramatically raked windscreen, thin pillars, and narrow side windows, the Sport Berline was at once elegant, restrained, and a bit mysterious in its appearance. Often referred to today as “The Mistress Car,” it is believed that Whittell ordered J-287 as a gift for a Jessie McDonald and had the car delivered to her in Los Angeles upon its completion in January 1931. While little is definitively known of Ms. McDonald and the exact nature of her relationship with Whittell, her name appears in many stage reviews of the period, indicating that she was an aspiring performer or actress. This theory is certainly consistent with Whittell’s oft reported predilection for female entertainers. Following several years in Ms. McDonald’s ownership, J-287 was sold, through famed exotic car dealer Bob Roberts, to Don Ballard. Roberts’ dealership, located at the corner of Ivar and Selma in the heart of Hollywood, handled the sale of many important Model J Duesenbergs over the years, including Whittell’s one-off Murphy-bodied Coupe and several others with notable celebrity provenance. By the mid-1950s, the Sport Berline had been sold to James Foxley, a resident of Perris, California. In 1957, J.B. Nethercutt learned about a unique Duesenberg that had been recently discovered by a local car hunter. That year, he purchased J-287 from Mr. Foxley, adding it to his growing collection of important antiques and classics. In the early 1960s, Mr. Nethercutt sold the Duesenberg, along with several other cars in a package deal, to William F. Harrah. The Murphy Sport Berline was prominently featured in the famous Harrah’s automobile collection in Reno, Nevada, for over 20 years, until the dispersal auctions in the 1980s, whereupon it was sold to Ralph Engelstadt of the Imperial Palace Collection. Over the next decade, the Duesenberg passed through the ownership of several noted collectors, including Oscar Davis, Mark Smith, Paul Lapidus, and Robert McGowan. In 1996, Mr. McGowan sold J-287 to Lee Herrington, who was then assembling an extraordinary collection of custom-bodied classics. During his ownership, Mr. Herrington commissioned marque expert Chris Charlton of Classic Car Services in Oxford, Maine, to perform a complete restoration of this Duesenberg, as he had done with several other classics, including the Duesenberg Whittell Coupe, Packard Dietrich Sport Sedan, and Mercedes-Benz Special Roadster. Completed in 1998, and brilliantly finished in a striking violet over gray color scheme, The Mistress Car debuted at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, where it placed Second in Class. Shown selectively over the next few years, the Duesenberg continued its winning ways, capturing First Junior honors at the AACA Eastern Division National Fall Meet at Hershey, Pennsylvania, and the Breitling Watch Award for Timeless Beauty at Amelia Island. In 2006, Mr. Herrington sold the Murphy Sport Berline to John O’Quinn, who famously acquired more than 30 Duesenbergs during the height of his collecting. This Model J remained a focal point of Mr. O’Quinn’s expansive collection until his death in 2010, when it was sold to the current owner. The appearance of J-287 at auction represents a significant opportunity for collectors. This magnificent, one-of-a-kind Model J is among the most admired Duesenbergs of all time, one of the most attractive closed automobiles of the prewar era, and a brilliant expression of the coachbuilder’s art. Built to the absolute highest standards, employing innovative, avant-garde construction methods, and possessing exquisite Art Deco-inspired details, this custom-bodied Duesenberg is a true masterpiece – the result of a successful collaboration between Walter Murphy, Franklin Hershey, and George Whittell Jr. Even in the exclusive world of Duesenbergs, the six Model Js commissioned by Whittell carry a special cache; they are all utterly unique, have always been owned by discerning collectors, and rarely trade hands. Not only is this Duesenberg a particularly appealing example, it also retains its original chassis, engine, and coachwork, and benefits from a high-quality restoration performed by one of the foremost experts in the field. Furthermore, J-287 benefits from a well-documented history, with an impeccable provenance that includes some of the most famous names in car collecting: J.B. Nethercutt, Bill Harrah, Oscar Davis, and Lee Herrington. Having known this magnificent Duesenberg for many years and admired its wonderful qualities, Gooding & Company recommends serious consideration of this Murphy-bodied wonder. ”
- 36 1992 Porsche 911/964 Carrera RS WP0ZZZ96ZNS491857 $500,000 $600,000 Dr. Heinrich Theodor Klein, Saarbrücken, Germany (acquired new in 1992), Dagobert Kampa, Spicheren, France (acquired from the above in 2011), Maximilian May, Hohenlockstedt, Germany (acquired in 2014), Current Owner (acquired from the above). Completed on June 1, 1992, this car was equipped for German delivery and specified in lightweight trim – without air-conditioning, power windows, or a model designation. Its first owner, Dr. Heinrich Klein of Saarbrücken, had a unique vision for his RS. He custom-ordered it in Saturn Yellow (Saturngelb, code 123), a true paint-to-sample finish that is a fantastic, modern interpretation of the color offered in the 1973 Porsche 914 catalogue. The intensity of the color is nearly impossible to capture; its vibrant, luminescent appearance must be seen in person to be fully appreciated. Dr. Klein drove the RS sparingly throughout his 19-year ownership and always entrusted it to Porsche Zentrum Saarland for service. When he sold the car in July 2011 to Dagobert Kampa, it had covered just 5,500 km (about 3,420 miles). In the eight years since, knowledgeable collectors have continued to maintain and preserve it. At the time of cataloguing, the odometer showed less than 6,000 km (about 3,730 miles). The consignor, who has owned several outstanding RS models, reports: “This is the most original example I have ever seen, excepting one with delivery mileage. The paint code is stenciled in various locations, and factory inspection stickers are present throughout. It still even wears the Yokohama tires it was supplied with in 1992.” In keeping with its impeccable presentation, the RS is accompanied by a copy of the Porsche Motorsport service information binder, spare set of keys, tool roll, emergency road equipment, and leather folio containing the original owner’s manual, service directory, touring pass, and stamped warranty book. It is also offered with a Porsche Production Specifications sheet, service records, and correspondence, as well as original German registration and TÜV papers. An incredible few of these special cars were ordered in paint-to-sample colors; this is the only one – and perhaps the only Porsche since 1973 – finished in Saturn Yellow. Beyond its splendid livery, this car’s outstanding documentation, remarkably low mileage, and pristine original condition set it apart from its brethren. For the collector looking to acquire a one-of-a-kind 964 RS of extraordinary quality and distinction, the search ends here.
- 37 1967 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster 1E13363 $220,000 $260,000 N/R Numbered 1E 13663, this stellar 1967 Series I 4.2-Litre Roadster was built on October 12, 1966, and finished in Pale Primrose Yellow over a black interior. It was soon dispatched to the US, where it was sold via Jaguar Cars New York to Melodee Leimvoteur of Palos Heights, Illinois, on March 21, 1967. According to notes in the car’s file, the Jaguar subsequently passed through Dr. Gary Peterson of Minneapolis and Ronald Collins of Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Collins sold the Jaguar to the current owner in 2014. Soon after being acquired, the E-Type was sent to RM Auto Restoration Inc., a multiple Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® award-winning firm, where the Roadster received a price-is-no-object restoration in a stunning triple black livery. Restoration photos and receipts accompany the Jaguar, as does a JDHT Certificate, owner’s manual, jack, tool kit, and car cover. Chassis 1E 13663 is simply one of the finest examples currently available of one of the most coveted versions of the iconic E-Type ever produced.
- 38 2019 McLaren Senna SBM15ACA0KW800210 $1,400,000 $1,600,000 Private Owner (acquired new in 2018), Current Owner (acquired from the above). This 2019 Senna was delivered new in June 2018 to a private owner who worked with McLaren’s Special Operations (MSO) division to tailor a car to his exacting specification. Finished in Midnight Purple, a $19,757 MSO option, this Senna’s interior is upholstered in Black Alcantara with Mauvine Purple Visual Carbon Fiber (VCF) trim costing an additional $29,270. Further embellishments include a Bowers & Wilkins audio system, Mauvine Bluepainted brake calipers, satin VCF front aero blades, satin VCF sill panel, and Midnight Purple door struts and wheel nuts. Complementing the up-andoutward dihedral doors were transparent Gorilla Glass sections in both the lower door and roof sections. Accompanied by its books, keys, presentation book, and window sticker displaying an MSRP of $1,051,512, this Senna registered less than 100 miles at the time of cataloguing and presents in stunning condition throughout. Sold out immediately after its announcement, only 500 Sennas were built. Arguably the most no-compromise, performance-oriented McLaren to date, and standing proudly with the iconic F1, this Senna is ready for use on the track and road.
- 39 1977 Porsche 934/5 930 770 0956 $1,200,000 $1,500,000 Max moritz race livery over race. 600bhp 2993cc turbo flat 6. 4 speed manual. 1 of 10. Group 4, 600bhp turbo engine. Ciro Nappi, Italy ’77 (1), Giro d’Italia Nappi/ Turizio DNF, Dino Male ’77 (2), Trofeo Mare #56 2nd, Corsa dell’Etna, 2nd, Trofeo delle Note, #81 3rd, Coppa Intereuropa #3 6th, Coppa Citta di Enna-Pergusa, 1st, Vallelunga 2 Ore #132 Dino/ Nappi 2nd, Vallelunga, Trofeo Nappi #227 1st, Mugello 6 Hours #25 “Dino”/Camathias/Pacetta 13th, Carlo Noce ’78 (3), Jürgen Lässig, Germany ’79 (4), Zolder DRM#72 12th, Hockenheim DRM #72 10th, Eifelrennen DRM #72 13th, Salzburgring DRM #72 8th, Nürburgring 1000 Km #44 J. Lässig/G. Holup/H. Duge, No. 44 7th, Mainz-Finthen DRM #72 11th, Norisring DRM #72 16th, Zandvoort DRM #72 9th, Zolder DRM #72 12th, Bruce Spicer, Australia ’79 (5), Raced by Latham Baskerville #10 3rd, Amaroo Park #10 1st, Winton #10 4th, Calder Raceway #10 1st, Sandown Park #10 1st, Baskerville #10 1st, Winton #10 1st, Calder Raceway #10 1st, Peter McNamara, Australia ’82 (6), Alan Hamilton conversion to road legal spec. and RHD, D. Goseny ’84 (7), Ian Kenny ’84 (8), Restored, Unnamed, Belgium ’10s (9), via Gooding Amelia ’17 $1.375 mil. to unnamed vendor (10). Restored back to LHD race spec., FIA HTP docs.
- 40 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Zagato Coupe AR1900C02056 $1,000,000 $1,300,000 Mario Binda, Milan, Italy (acquired new in 1955) (1), unknown, J.C. Edwards, Riverside, California (acquired circa 1961), Jay Jacobs, San Francisco, California (acquired circa 1963), Phillip Musser, Point Richmond, California (acquired circa 1964), S. Marrott, California (acquired circa 1965), Said Marouf, La Jolla, California (acquired circa the late 1980s), John J. D’Alessandro, Southampton, New York (acquired from the above circa 2006), via Bonhams Quial ’09 sold $557k to Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2009). Assembled using the 1900 “Corto” (short) wheelbase and paired with the downdraft, twin Solex-carbureted motor and five-speed transmission “Super Sprint” specification, the Alfa Romeo CSS was an immediate success as both a stylish, modern road car, and a competitive racer. Zagato would reportedly build only 39 of these striking Super Sprint Zagatos, and it is believed by the International Alfa Romeo 1900 Register that only 29 original cars survive today. The car offered here, chassis 02056, is a recognized survivor of these exotic Zagato-bodied Alfa Romeos, and surely one of the finest extant. Delivered new on August 5, 1955, to Italian racing cyclist Mario Binda in Milan, the car would soon be exported and was with J.C. Edwards of California by 1961. It is believed that Mr. Edwards fitted the car with its 102-series engine, which features a more robust and evolved Giulia-style valve train than earlier motors. By the late 1980s, the car joined the collection of well-known Alfa Romeo connoisseur Said Marouf, who entrusted it to award-winning restorers Paolo and Nino Epifani in Berkeley, California. The results of their labor were shown at the 1990 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, where 02056 achieved a Third Place award in its esteemed class. By 2001, the car had returned to Europe with a new Dutch owner, who had the car’s exterior stripped and repainted in deep burgundy red by Fabio Calligaris in Milan. The car’s original 1900 Super Sprint Abarth exhaust system was also restored. Fitted with a rare Abarth twin-Weber carburetor and intake package, the car gamely participated in various driving events throughout Europe including the Alfa Romeo Belgium Jubilee Rally, the National Red Cross Rally, the Rallye des Frontières, and the Spettacolo a Zandvoort. Still in stunning cosmetic condition, the car appeared at top-tier exhibitions on the continent, including class wins at Paleis Het Loo Concours and Schwetzingen European Concours in July 2003, as well as participation in the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy in May 2005. Under the ownership of enthusiast John J. D’Alessandro, 02056 returned to the US in 2006, when the car was promptly accepted for that year’s Mille Miglia, but regrettably did not compete until the following year’s edition of the legendary 1,000-mile Italian road rally. Under Mr. D’Alessandro’s ownership, the car was fastidiously maintained by Cedar Classics in Hampshire, England, while in Europe, and Northumberland Engineering in Southampton, New York, while in America. In preparation for the event, the engine, braking, and cooling systems were rebuilt, and the Weber carburetors tuned for crisp performance. Mr. D’Alessandro was issued a FIVA Identity Card for 02056 in Brescia, Italy, on May 14, 2008. In 2009, the car changed hands again, this time joining one of the premier collections in the US, where it has enjoyed regular use and loving care ever since. Aptly suited for historic driving events, 02056 wears a handsomely restored Nardi wood-rimmed steering wheel, a Nardi floor-shift kit, Marchal driving lights, and Borrani wire wheels with correct Michelin 165 x 400 tires. The car also comes equipped with a spare tire and jack in its original bag. A completely separate, period-correct spare 1900C SS engine (AR130810022) is also included with the car. Widely hailed as one of Zagato’s most beautiful creations, the 1900C SS Coupe commands the admiration of connoisseurs of fine Italian design, appropriately recognized as one of the most daring and dynamic automotive designs of the 20th century. With past participation in premier concours and driving events worldwide, this pedigreed Alfa Romeo SSZ is one of the world’s most exciting postwar coachbuilt sports cars and an important addition to any serious collection.
- 41 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Cabriolet 49.62.64755 $80,000 $110,000 N/R This dazzling 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible is highly original and unrestored; an extensive file of receipts covering nearly 20 years, chronicles sympathetic cleaning and maintenance in order to preserve the Cadillac’s original character. Finished in Dartmouth Green with its original tan leather interior and a tan convertible top, this Cadillac had logged just 67,801 miles when catalogued. It has been lovingly cared for and cherished for many years by two European collectors. Desirably optioned from the factory and described as an excellent runner, this Series 62 Convertible is an outstanding example to show and tour, or to simply relive the unbridled optimism of post-WWII America.
- 42 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Sedanette 49.62.60449 $80,000 $120,000 N/R This Series 62 Sedanette’s Fisher-built body wears its original shade of French Gray paint, and its Gray Bedford Cord and Blue Broadcloth trim by Fleetwood are likely original to the car. Its tidy engine compartment houses the revolutionary 331 cid overhead valve Cadillac V-8, backed by an optional Hydra-Matic four-speed transmission. Very well equipped from new, this Sedanette left Cadillac’s Clark Street plant with an optional heater, AM radio, power windows, white sidewall tires, full wheel covers, reverse lights, and windshield washers. Showing just 24,847 miles when catalogued, the Series 62 Sedanette is accompanied by its 1997 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este participation medal as well as a file of invoices denoting maintenance and cleaning. This highly desirable Cadillac will certainly be a candidate for show duty in preservation class, as well as a highly enjoyable car to tour, drive, and admire.
- 43 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe de Ville 49.62.85310 $50,000 $70,000 N/R According to its original Cadillac ID card, this exceptionally original and unrestored 1949 Coupe de Ville was first owned by William Schubart, whose address on New York City’s famed Park Avenue is listed. This example is elegantly finished in Tyrolian Gray Metallic with a contrasting painted roof, and an interior of Blue Plain broadcloth and gray leather – a look that nearly mirrored the Coupe de Ville prototype shown at the GM Transportation Unlimited Exhibition at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. This Cadillac’s European owner first acquired it in 1989 as part of his worldwide search for the very best 1949 Series 62 examples in existence, believing this Coupe de Ville is “arguably the best there is.” Remarkably original, it showed just 53,219 miles when catalogued, and is accompanied by a file of receipts detailing judicious cleaning and renewal only as necessary, as the car has never been in need of restoration. The Cadillac stands ready for its next adventure around town or on the open road.
- 44 1958 Ferrari 250GT LWB California 1055GT $11,000,000 $13,000,000 M. Steven Deck, Lubbock, Texas (acquired new in 1959) (1), Homer John Rader Jr., Dallas, Texas (acquired from the above in 1961) (2), Gilroy Dudley, Florida (acquired from the above in 1962) (3), John Cheek, Florida (acquired from the above in 1962) (4), SCCA Regional Osceola Grand Prix, Florida, 1962, Durant, No. 19 (2nd Overall), SCCA Divisional Sebring, 1962, Durant, No. 19 (3rd Overall, 1st in Class), Madison Smith, Nashville, Tennessee (acquired by 1967) (5?), Mario Ferrari, Nashville, Tennessee (acquired from the above circa 1968) (6?), Tom Huston, Columbus, Georgia (acquired from the above circa 1970) (7?), Gerald Roush and Robert McKee, Auburn, Alabama (acquired in 1972) (8?), Ewing Hunter, Tucker, Georgia (acquired from the above in 1974) (9?), Frank Gallogly, Englewood, New Jersey (acquired in 1985)(10), Anthony Wang, Long Island, New York (acquired from the above in 1985) (11?), Nick Harley, London, UK (acquired from the above in 1988)(12?), Hans Thulin, Sweden (acquired from the above circa 1990) (13?), James George, Mount Clemens, Michigan (acquired in 1992) (14?), Bruce Lustman, Southport, Connecticut (acquired in 1996) (15?), Jörn-Holger Richter, Gstadt, Germany (acquired in 1998) (16?), Private Collection, Ohio (acquired from the above in 2011) (17?), via RM Scottsdale ’14 sold $8.8 mil. to Private Collection, Ontario, Canada (acquired from the above in 2014) (18?), via RM Monterey ’16 not sold $9.2 mil. to Current Owner (acquired from the above) (19?). Completed in November 1958, this car, no. 1055 GT, is the 11th California Spider built and the second constructed on the improved tipo 508D chassis. As noted on the factory build sheets, it was originally equipped with the new tipo 128D V-12 engine, which featured six-port cylinder heads, 9:1 compression, three Weber downdraft carburetors, and a single rearmounted Marelli distributor. The gearbox installed was the latest 508D type with Porsche-type synchromesh and the final drive featured a 7 x 32 ratio, ideal for rapid acceleration. The Ferrari’s coachwork, constructed of steel and aluminum by Scaglietti in Modena, is one of 38 examples that feature the highly sought-after coveredheadlamp treatment. Consistent with its late-1958 production date, this car shares many features with the contemporary Tour de France Berlinetta, including its side vents, taillights, bumpers, and headlamp covers. Taken together, these features give this particular car a simplicity and elegance that is distinct from the later series of California Spiders. Originally finished in the popular color scheme of Rosso Rubino (Ruby Red) with beige leather upholstery, 1055 GT was outfitted with the best Italian sports car accessories available – an Abarth exhaust system, Nardi steering wheel, Veglia instruments, and chrome-plated Borrani wire wheels. According to the research of marque historian Marcel Massini, 1055 GT was delivered to Luigi Chinetti Motors in New York and then shipped to Dave Fawcett Imported Motors, a foreign car dealership in Lubbock, Texas. In 1959, the California Spider was sold to its first private owner, Mr. M. Steven Deck, a local attorney. Mr. Deck enjoyed the Ferrari for a couple of years and, by 1962, it was in the hands of John Cheek, a resident of Florida. That July, the Ferrari made its competition debut at the Osceola Grand Prix, a regional SCCA event held in Geneva, Florida. For its maiden race, the California Spider was entrusted to Ross Durant, a successful amateur driver who had previously campaigned sports cars, primarily Alfa Romeos and Ferraris, at Daytona, Sebring, and Nassau. Wearing race no. 19, Durant and 1055 GT placed 2nd Overall to a Lister Chevy and 1st in B-Production. Later that month, the California Spider was raced at the SCCA Divisional at Sebring, where it was again driven by Durant and finished 1st in Class and 3rd Overall behind two Chevrolet-powered specials. By the mid-1960s, the California Spider had relocated to Nashville; and later in the decade, it was owned by Mario Ferrari, the proprietor of an Italian restaurant; and then Tom Huston, the founder of Tom’s Roasted Peanuts. In 1972, Robert McKee, a dealer in Auburn, Alabama, discovered the California Spider in Georgia, and bought it in partnership with Gerald Roush, the founder of Ferrari Market Letter. In 1974, they sold the car to Ewing Hunter of Tucker, Georgia, who commissioned Ferrari specialist FAF Motors to restore 1055 GT to show condition. Once completed, the California Spider was displayed at the 1981 Ferrari Club of America Annual Meeting in North Carolina. Four years later, Stanley Nowak, a noted automotive historian and author of a definitive book on the California Spider, brokered 1055 GT to Frank Gallogly who, in turn, sold the car to famed collector Anthony Wang of New York. Following a brief period in the famous Hans Thulin Ferrari collection during the early 1990s, the Ferrari was sold to James George, a Collector living in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Seeking to return the California Spider to its former splendor, Mr. George commissioned Ferrari specialist Michael Sheehan to perform a complete restoration and, upon its completion, 1055 GT made the rounds of the concours circuit, including appearances at the Cavallino Classic, FCA International Concours, Concorso Italiano, and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®. Held in significant private collections ever since, the California Spider has been maintained by leading marque specialists including Patrick Ottis who, in 2015, rebuilt the car’s engine. In 2016, the Ferrari Classiche Department certified 1055 GT, issuing a Red Book and verifying its compliance with the original construction specification and details. Importantly, this car still retains its original chassis, engine (internal no. 046 D), gearbox (internal no. 43D), rear end (internal no. 1D), brakes, suspension, and bodywork – few 1950s Ferraris can make such a claim. The current owner, an American collector with a stable of the finest road and racing Ferraris, recently commissioned his preferred restorer, the acclaimed marque experts Motion Products Inc. (MPI) in Neenah, Wisconsin, to perform an extensive cosmetic restoration on 1055 GT. A firm equally renowned for their high-quality race preparation and award-winning concours restorations, MPI approached this project with their characteristically high standards of excellence. The results speak for themselves. Prior to embarking on any serious work, extensive research was undertaken to ensure an accurate presentation in every respect. During this process, the history of 1055 GT was thoroughly researched and similar, early production California Spiders were studied to establish reliable references. Included in this work was a complete, show-quality repaint in the period-correct color of Grigio Vinovo, a non-metallic gray, perfectly suited to the clean, elegant lines of the California Spider. Additionally, the seats and door panels were reupholstered in tasteful brown leather, a new top was fitted, and the chassis was carefully detailed to concours standards. Chrome-plated Borrani wire wheels wearing Michelin Englebert tires further highlight the California’s striking outward appearance and exemplary attention to detail. From the highly detailed coachwork to the exquisite engine bay, the overall presentation is beyond reproach and speaks to the extraordinary care that this Ferrari has received. If any doubt remains regarding the quality and breadth of this restoration, a comprehensive file of recent restoration invoices is available for review. Since this work was completed in early 2018, 1055 GT has proven itself at the highest levels of judged competition, winning a Platinum Award at the Cavallino Classic, Third in Class at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, and the Luigi Chinetti Memorial Award – as well as a second Platinum Award – at the FCA National Meet. Bolstering its outstanding concours-quality presentation, 1055 GT is offered with an original handbook set, a proper inside-plug tool kit, the Ferrari Classiche Red Book, a history report compiled by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, as well as an impressive file of documentation that traces the unique history of this special 250 GT. Brilliantly finished and immaculate in every respect, this Ferrari is a truly outstanding representative of the original long-wheelbase California Spider. A stately presence on any show field, 1055 GT is sure to find further success at the most prestigious concours d’elegance and will certainly stand out, even in the rarefied category of open 250-series Ferraris.
- 45 2008 Ferrari 430 Scuderia 164334 $220,000 $260,000 N/R Believed by the consignor to be the only 430 Scuderia completed in this color combination, this 2008 example was sold new through Ferrari of Silicon Valley in Redwood City, California. Finished in Blu Pozzi, this 430 wears gold factory-painted racing stripes and wheels, and beige Alcantara upholstery with blue stitching. Equipped from the factory with carbon ceramic brakes and generous amounts of carbon fiber trim, this Scuderia was additionally specified with fitted luggage and a blue Alcantara dashboard, for an MSRP of $323,397. Accompanied by its books, tools, tire inflator, car cover, and a May 2019 receipt from Ferrari of Columbus, for a fluid flush, the 430 registers less than 6,000 miles and presents very well inside and out. The sale of this Scuderia represents an opportunity to acquire one of the most exciting modern Ferraris in a desirable and unique color combination.
- 46 1993 Porsche 911/964 Carrera RS 3.8 WP0ZZZ96ZPS497102 $1,600,000 $2,000,000 Private Collection, Germany (acquired new via Porsche Zentrum Bremen in 1993) (1), Private Collection, Osaka, Japan (acquired from the above in 2004) (2), Current Owner (acquired from the above) (3). The RS 3.8 presented here, 497102, is arguably the finest example of this important Porsche sports car. According to factory records, this car was specified for German delivery, the single most important market for the model. One of only 10 originally ordered in Guards Red, the RS was built without air bags or power steering, keeping with a lightweight ethos. Special equipment included a 40/40 locking differential, 92-liter fuel tank, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and, significantly, a Matter half cage – an extremely rare and desirable factory option. As documented in the definitive book Porsche 964 Carrera RS 3.8, this car was delivered to its first owner through Porsche Zentrum Bremen on December 22, 1993. The RS remained in the care of its original owner until 2004, when it was sold to a doctor in Osaka, Japan. Over the years, rumor spread about the “Osaka 3.8” – an extremely original car with just a few thousand kilometers from new. Several collectors and dealers tried to find the owner and buy the RS, but it remained elusive. Finally, an American Porsche collector located the owner through a Japanese contact and learned that he had no interest in selling the car, regardless of price. The doctor explained that the only way he would part with his prized RS is if he could replace it with his dream car – a Lamborghini Miura that had been owned by Miles Davis. Determined to acquire the Porsche, the American collector and his Japanese contact managed to find and obtain the Miles Davis Miura and then structured a deal that released the RS from the clutches of its long-term owner. Now in the hands of its third owner, the car remains in impeccable, original condition and is believed by the consignor to be the lowest-mileage RS 3.8 extant. At the time of cataloguing, the odometer displayed exactly 4,253 km (2,642 miles), a figure which is supported by service records on file and an inspection of the speedometer housing. This pristine concours-quality RS 3.8 is offered with its tool roll, roadside accessories, spare keys, and leather handbook folio containing the original owner’s manual, Carrera RS supplement, warranty book, and service directory. It is also accompanied by a Porsche Production Specifications sheet, a copy of the Porsche Motorsport Service Information binder, assorted Japanese service records, paint meter reading chart, and a new, unopened edition of Porsche 964 Carrera RS 3.8 bearing this car’s serial number (102). One of only 55 examples built by Porsche’s motor sport department, the 964 Carrera RS 3.8 is among the most rare and sought-after of the legendary Rennsport models. This sensational Guards Red example, with its ideal factory specification, superb three-owner provenance, and exceptional original condition, may well be the finest of its type. Presented for public sale for the first time, this RS 3.8 affords the chance of a lifetime to acquire one of the most desirable air-cooled Porsches and experience the thrill of a true road-going 911 RSR.
- 47 1959 Citroen DS19 Berline 55481 $250,000 $300,000 “Unknown Owner, France (purchased new in 1959) (1), Henri Berthier, Mâcon, France (acquired from the above in 1970) (2), Current Owner (acquired from the above) (3).
- Chassis 55481 was first registered to an unknown owner on March 24, 1959, with French plate no. 452 EY71. On June 17, 1970, the car was re-registered to Henri Berthier, a mechanic living in Rue des Mouettes in Mâcon in Burgundy. He kept the car for an extraordinary 42 years before it passed to its current owner, when it began its journey to become one of the very finest Citroën DS examples the world has ever seen. Citing his lifelong admiration for the DS, the consignor set a goal to create the best possible example. Intrigued by the challenge, and shortly before his retirement, Vincent Crescia of the renowned garage Crescia SA in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, agreed to restore the car. Notably, Crescia is responsible for restoring several of the award-winning, coachbuilt Citroën DS examples featured at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®. An early, open headlight model, which many Citroën devotees consider the purest version of the DS line, 55481 was chosen due to the long-term care it had received and its solid and intact structure. With the body panels impeccably prepared, they were painted in the elegant color combination of Gris Rosé (Pink Gray) with an Aubergine roof. As the project progressed, additional DS19s were purchased to donate their outstanding original components. For example, a complete, original orange cotton Graté interior, with a wonderfully subtle, mid-century pattern was installed from a different DS, for an exceptional and authentic period statement. The orange fabric is set off by a prominent sky blue glove box in the center of the spaceship-like dash, which crowns the otherworldly interior. Likewise, the engine bay is a sight to behold, with each component expertly refinished to concours standards; the countless details are truly stunning. In total, over $300,000 was spent on the nut-and-bolt restoration of 55481 to bring it to its current showstopping state – partially in tribute to the significance and importance of the DS model, and also to achieve the vision of the consignor. With the recent retirement of Vincent Crescia, the restoration of another DS like 55481 is unlikely in the foreseeable future. Clearly deserving of a place in any collection that includes automotive milestones, this spectacular DS19 Berline is set to dazzle all who approach it.”
- 48 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Big Tank Coupe 30837S109293 $750,000 $900,000 H. Judson Holcombe, Warren, Michigan (acquired new via Gene Hamilton Chevrolet in 1963), Road America June Sprints, 1963, Holcombe, No. 14, SCCA Divisional Waterford Hills, 1963, Holcombe, No. 114, Waterford Midsummer Trophy Races, 1964, Holcombe, No. 56, SCCA Divisional Waterford Hills, 1964, Holcombe, No. 158, SCCA Regional Grattan, 1965, Holcombe, No. 56, Waterford Midsummer Trophy Races, 1966, Talcott, No. 56, Les Talcott, Troy, Michigan (acquired from the above circa 1966), Rick Boyd, Detroit, Michigan (acquired from the above in 1982), Tom Stone, Oswego, New York (acquired from the above in 1994), Current Owner (acquired from the estate of the above in 2013). The Z06 presented here was completed on February 20, 1963, finished in the rare and striking color scheme of Tuxedo Black over black upholstery. Destined for use on the racetrack, it was ordered with the optional Big Tank and specified without power windows or radio. The car’s first owner, H. Judson Holcombe, worked in the chassis engineering department at the GM Tech Center and used his 10% employee discount to purchase the car, which was delivered to Gene Hamilton Chevrolet in Warren, Michigan. Holcombe was no stranger to high-performance machines, having raced English and Italian sports cars for over a decade. As his new Z06 Corvette was to be used as both a daily driver and weekend racer, Holcombe subtly modified it for racing. This included the installation of a roll bar, Nardi steering wheel, and bypass pipes for the exhaust system. He also fitted a 4.11:1 rear end for better acceleration and removed the fuel injection emblems to confuse his competition. Holcombe campaigned the Z06 in A-Production races at Road America and Waterford Raceway through late 1965, when he was assigned to Vauxhall in England. Anticipating the move, he sold the Corvette to Les Talcott, a fellow GM engineer, who continued to race the car in local events. Talcott got married in 1967, retired from racing, and stored the Z06 until 1982, when it was sold to Corvette collector Rick Boyd. Mr. Boyd started to restore the car and gathered documentation regarding its racing career, but the project never progressed beyond initial stages, and he sold the car in 1994 to Tom Stone of New York. During Mr. Stone’s ownership, the Corvette was restored to its 1964 racing livery and made its concours debut at the Concours d’Elegance of America in Michigan in summer 2012. When Mr. Stone passed away in 2013, his estate sold the Z06 to the current owner, an Illinois-based collector with a passion for limited-production GM performance cars. After displaying it in a special racing car class at the 2014 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Chicago, the consignor decided to completely re-restore the Z06 to its original, as-delivered appearance. Corvette expert Automotive Specialties in Longview, Texas, was commissioned to restore the chassis and driveline to the highest show-quality standards, while Tri Power Automotive of Libertyville, Illinois, refinished the body using NOS RM leaded acrylic lacquer and original interior materials that had been sourced at great expense. The consignor describes the restoration effort as “completely over-the-top,” and attests that “virtually every nut and bolt is correct, in keeping with how these cars were built in 1963.” The exacting nature of this work was validated when the Z06 was presented for judging in June 2018 and received Bloomington Gold Certification. The judging sheets and original certificate are included with the sale, along with a correct glove box package, NCRS shipping data report, restoration photos, correspondence and affidavits from former owners, as well as photographs and documentation relating to its racing career. Today, the one-year-only Split-Window Corvette remains one of the most iconic designs in the history of the American automobile. As a result, any one of the 10,594 Split-Window Coupes built for 1963 remains highly desirable, but the 199 factory-built Z06s are simply in a league of their own. With just 63 Big Tank examples built – and far fewer surviving today – the appearance of this car at auction represents a unique opportunity to acquire what is likely the finest example of a rare breed of competition Corvettes.
- 49 1989 Jaguar XJR-10 3/89 $1,500,000 $2,000,000 Tom Walkinshaw Racing/JaguarSport, IMSA, Lime Rock 150, 1989, Lammers, No. 60 (2nd), IMSA, Mid-Ohio 500 Km, 1989, Lammers/Jones, No. 60 (DNF–classified 16th), IMSA, Watkins Glen 500 Km, 1989, Lammers, No. 60 (DNF–classified 16th), IMSA, Road America 500 Km, 1989, Lammers/Cobb, No. 60 (2nd), IMSA, Portland 300 Km, 1989, Lammers/Cobb, No. 60 (1st), IMSA, Topeka 300 Km, 1989, Cobb/Lammers, No. 61 (3rd), IMSA, San Antonio 2 Hours, 1989, Jones, No. 61 (25th), IMSA, Sears Point 300 Km, 1989, Cobb/Lammers, No. 61 (4th), IMSA, Tampa 360 Km, 1989, Lammers, No. 61 (9th), IMSA, Del Mar 2 Hours, 1989, Lammers, No. 60 (1st), IMSA, Miami Grand Prix, 1990, Cobb/Nielsen, No. 61 (DNS), IMSA, Road Atlanta 500 Km, 1990, Nielsen/Cobb, No. 61 (2nd), IMSA, West Palm Beach 3 Hours, 1990, Cobb/Nielsen, No. 61 (3rd), IMSA, Lime Rock 150 Laps, 1990, Cobb/Nielsen, No. 61 (1st), IMSA, Mid-Ohio 500 Km, 1990, Nielsen, No. 61 (19th), IMSA, Watkins Glen 500 Km, 1990, Cobb/Nielsen, No. 61 (4th), IMSA, Sears Point 300 Km, 1990, Cobb/Nielsen, No. 61 (6th), IMSA, Portland 300 Km, 1990, Nielsen, No. 61 (20th), IMSA, Road America 500 Km, 1990, Nielsen, No. 61 (6th), IMSA, San Antonio 2 Hours, 1990, Cobb, No. 61 (4th), IMSA, Tampa, 1990, Nielsen, No. 61 (4th), IMSA, Del Mar, 1990, Brundle, No. 61 (11th), IMSA, West Palm Beach 2 Hours, 1991, Boesel, No. 3 (19th), IMSA, Miami 2 Hours, 1991, Boesel, No. 3 (1st), Don Law Racing, Staffordshire, UK (acquired from the above in 1999) (1), Private Owner, UK (acquired in 2005) (2), Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2015) (3). Three XJR-10s – numbered 389, 489, and 589 – were constructed and campaigned in North America by the Jaguar IMSA team, which was headed by Tony Dowe and Ian Reed in Valparaiso, Indiana, with Castrol as the major sponsor. This example, chassis 389, was the first to compete for the IMSA championship. The effectiveness of the new Jaguar race cars was quickly proven. At the XJR-10’s debut on May 29, 1989, at the IMSA series race at Lime Rock, Connecticut, Jan Lammers qualified 389 on the front row and finished second, just eight seconds behind Geoff Brabham’s race-winning Nissan. Two DNFs followed for 389 in the 1989 series, with Lammers and Davy Jones classified 16th in June at the Mid-Ohio 500 km because of cooling difficulties; and Lammers classified 16th in July at the Watkins Glen 500 km after a puncture. At the next IMSA series race, the Miller High Life 500 at Road America, Lammers and Price Cobb qualified 2nd and finished 2nd. Two weeks later, they qualified on the pole and won the 300-km G.I. Joe’s Camel Grand Prix at Portland, Oregon. Subsequent 1989 outings offered mixed results, with Jones classified 25th on September 3 at the San Antonio 2 Hours race, Cobb and Lammers taking 4th Place at Sears Point in California one week later, Lammers finishing 9th at Tampa, Florida, on October 1, and a season-ending victory for Lammers at the Del Mar 2 Hours in California, which secured Jaguar’s 2nd Place result in the 1989 IMSA championship standings. For the 12 races in the 1990 IMSA GTP season, Jaguar XJR-10, chassis 389, finished in the top 10 eight times, including one victory that season – the May 28 150-lap event at Lime Rock with Cobb and John Nielsen co-driving. Those two drivers went on to add two more podium finishes, placing 2nd at the Road Atlanta 500 km on April 1 and taking 3rd at the West Palm Beach 3 Hours on April 22. Unusually long-lived in frontline racing, 389 was used for two more outings in 1991, when it competed under Bud Light sponsorship. Driving 389 was 1987 World Sportscar Championship-winning driver Raul Boesel, who finished 19th at the West Palm Beach 2 Hours on March 3 and then, fittingly, drove this car to victory in its last-ever IMSA GTP race at the Miami 2 Hours on April 7. Following retirement from frontline IMSA competition after the 1991 racing season’s end, this XJR-10 remained with TWR/JaguarSport until 1999, when it was acquired by Don Law Racing of Staffordshire, England. A renowned Jaguar racing and engineering expert with deep ties to both TWR and Jaguar itself, Don Law campaigned the car to great effect in Historic Group C events from August 2001 through July 2005, with Justin Law driving 389 to 17 podium finishes, including 10 wins, at high-profile venues including Brands Hatch, Donington, the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Monza, Silverstone, Spa, and Zolder. Next, the XJR-10 was acquired by a private owner and later sold to the consignor in 2015. Since that time, the car has been fully restored by noted Jaguar specialist Richard Eyre to prepare it for future competition use. Successful on the track at inception, this XJR-10 has benefited from proper care and maintenance since it was first built, with meticulous attention and knowledgeable ownership from a limited roster of owners. While the “glory days” of IMSA GTP and FIA Group C are long gone, these series thrilled fans with some of the greatest racing cars and most skilled drivers ever to grace the world’s legendary circuits. Accordingly, the acquisition of this XJR-10 would place the buyer in elite company and provide uncommon opportunities to share in this rich tradition.
- 50 2014 Ferrari La Ferrari 207440 $2,800,000 $3,200,000 Private Owner, Texas (acquired new via Boardwalk Ferrari in 2015) (1), Current Owner (acquired from the above) (2). Delivered in the striking special-order color scheme of Giallo Tristrato, a custom shade of yellow, over a black interior with yellow trim, this LaFerrari was purchased by its first, Dallas-based owner through Boardwalk Ferrari in Plano, Texas, in 2015. It came optioned with numerous carbon fiber pieces including fog lamps, roof, lower spoilers, outer mirrors, and wheel caps. Inside, the headrests wear optional Ferrari emblem stitching, and the dash is fitted with an Italian flag. Other options include a sport exhaust system, black painted wheels and, importantly, its head-turning color, itself a $31,206 indulgence. According to the car’s window sticker, the options alone totaled an extraordinary $136,358. The Ferrari was purchased by the consignor in 2016, showed a scant 975 miles at the time of cataloguing, and comes with its original window sticker, luggage, car cover, and manuals. Also included with the car are its full complement of accessories, including tool kit, gloves, battery charger, wheel socket, tire inflator, tire repair sealant, telemetry fob, and instructions. Ferrari has expressed a bold future with the hybrid powerplant pioneered in the LaFerrari, and future collectors may one day value this car as the first of its generation. But in this moment, it is a cutting-edge machine with exhilarating performance and visuals – a pinnacle of automotive evolution, accessible to a fortunate few.
- 51 1955 Austin-Healey 100M BN2L/229996 $200,000 $230,000 N/R This gorgeous, matching-numbers, black and red Austin-Healey is one of the rare, factory-built 100M models and comes with a heavily documented pedigree, including its British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate. Sold new in the US, it was formerly owned by John Wilson, proprietor of Healey Lane Restoration in Marcola, Oregon. In 2016, Mr. Wilson sold the car to a collector, with the understanding that Healey Lane would restore it to meet the challenging Gold-level certification standards of the Austin-Healey Concours Registry. During the ensuing restoration, famed Healey specialist Peter Nesbitt of Mount Sinai, New York, rebuilt the engine, gearbox, transmission, overdrive, and rear end. Completed in 2019, the 100M was awarded Austin-Healey Concours Registry Gold certification, as well as entry into the World-Wide 100M Le Mans Registry. Superbly restored to original specifications, this dazzling English Roadster offers the prospect of participating in many prestigious shows and driving events.
- 52 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster 198.042.8500232 $1,000,000 $1,250,000 Robert Schultz, Portsmouth, New Hampshire (acquired new in 1958) (1), unknown, William Swope, Billerica, Massachusetts (acquired in 1971), Lurz Wallem, Topsfield, Massachusetts, William Clapp, Seattle, Washington (acquired circa 1976), Keith Howell, Seattle, Washington, Private Collector, Seattle, Washington (acquired in 1981), Current Owner (acquired from the above). This 300 SL Roadster was constructed at the Mercedes-Benz factory during June 1958, according to a copy of the factory data card, finished in the sporting color combination of White (DB 50) over black upholstery, fitted with special-order interior door panels without the standard armrests. Offered with an optional accessory hardtop, the Roadster spent most of its first two decades in the northeastern US. According to the Gull Wing Group’s historical roster, 8500232 was originally delivered to Robert Schultz of New Hampshire; then the Roadster was relocated to Massachusetts, with its second and third recorded owners, beginning in 1971. By 1976, the white Roadster was sold to William Clapp of Seattle, eventually making its way, in 1981, to a private enthusiast who would retain the 300 SL for almost 40 years. His regard for the car is quite evident in its well-maintained, naturally patinated cosmetic appearance. At some point, the exterior has been refinished in its original white, but the seats and doorsills appear to retain their original black Roser hides, having been re-dyed in the past. In the trunk, the original spare wheel still displays the proper olive green paint on the inner side, and a period Michelin X tire enhances its authenticity. Over the last 10 years, following a move to Arizona, the Roadster has been maintained by Robert Webster of Werkstatt LLC in Cave Creek. Webster recently reported that this Roadster is the best driving example of a 300 SL he has ever experienced, and that it feels particularly smooth and solid on the road. Displaying its welcoming level of gentle patina throughout, the Roadster showed a total of 77,788 miles on its odometer when catalogued. Offered here is a well-loved 300 SL Roadster, complete with its hardtop, that is poised to be enjoyed as its engineers originally intended, on the open road. Capable in modern traffic, and built with time-honored, old-school methods and materials, a 300 SL Roadster offers the best of both worlds, regardless of the position of the top. A fantastic event car, this affable Mercedes-Benz is ready to reward its next owner with many miles of history-steeped adventure.
- 53 2015 Aston Martin Vulcan AMLVULCANXXXXXX07 $2,000,000 $2,500,000 Finished in the one-of-one color scheme of breathtaking Fiamma Red (Flame Red) over a black leather and carbon fiber interior, this Vulcan was specified with a set of seat pads offering extra cushioning and the $19,495 twin-ply carbon fiber option that bestowed the exterior with a glossy finish. Participating in just one Aston Martin Vulcan track event at Road Atlanta, this example displayed just over 300 km (180-plus miles) at the time of cataloguing and has been factory-retrofitted with the Nexcel oil cartridge system that allows the supercar to have its oil changed in 90 seconds. Presenting beautifully throughout, this Vulcan has been stored in a climate-controlled environment and has been coated with a Ceramic Pro paint protectant. In preparation for this sale, this car has had its oil changed and fresh tires installed. Accompanied by its original delivery accessories including jacking equipment, rolling dollies, car cover, and steering wheel case, the sale of Vulcan 07 illustrates Aston Martin’s amalgamation of racing-derived performance and technology and represents an opportunity to join an extremely exclusive drivers’ club.
- 54 1989 Porsche 911/964 Carrera 4 WP0AB0966KS450653 $200,000 $250,000 N/R Finished in unusual Forest Green Metallic over a Cashmere leather interior with rare black piping, this 1989 964 Carrera 4 is equipped with power seats with lumbar support, electric sliding sunroof, rear window wiper, headlight washers, cruise control, and AM/FM/CD radio. Understood to have been purchased new by Colorado-based collector Dr. Bill Jackson in August 1989, this 964 was later acquired by Porsche specialists Road Scholars of Durham, North Carolina. This incredible example registered a minuscule 120 miles when catalogued and remains in exceptionally well-preserved condition with barely any evidence of use and with factory-applied Cosmoline coatings still present. The Porsche was recently fully serviced by Isringhausen Imports of Springfield, Illinois, in June 2019. Conveying with all books, tools, spare tire, inflator, CARFAX Vehicle History Report, and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this time capsule 964 stands out as an original-condition survivor, the likes of which may never be offered again. It will make a worthy addition to any Porsche collection.
- 55 1965 Ferrari 275GTB Alloy Longnose 08011 $3,500,000 $4,000,000 Sture Nottorp, Göteborg, Sweden (acquired new in 1966) (1), unknown, Fehn AB, Göteborg, Sweden (acquired in May 1969), Sven Andersson, Sweden (acquired in November 1969), Per Ingvar Brandström International Consulting, Stockholm, Sweden (acquired in 1970), Gert Ove Johansson, Olofström I Blekinge, Sweden (acquired in 1994), Bert Welander, US (acquired in 1994), Private Collector, Japan (acquired in 1997), Charles Arnott, Maryland (acquired in 2007), Paul “Barney” Hallingby, Sharon, Connecticut (acquired by 2009), Jeffrey Mamorsky, New York, New York (acquired in 2013), Current Owner (acquired in 2014). Benefiting from an exhaustive restoration to award-winning standards, as well as a unique factory specification, this 275 GTB, chassis 08011, is a particularly noteworthy example. Not only was this car fitted with lightweight alloy coachwork, it was factory equipped with the rare and desirable six Weber carburetor intake arrangement, as well as high-lift 10 mm camshafts for improved performance. The research on file of model expert and Ferrari collector Dyke Ridgley suggests that just 33 long-nose GTB examples were equipped with the ultimate combination of alloy coachwork and six carburetors. Specified with instruments in kilometers, the powerful 275 was finished in Blu Notte (Night Blue) paint over an interior of Rosso (Red) Vaumol leather with gray carpeting; according to the research of marque historian Marcel Massini, 08011 is the only 275 GTB finished from new in this striking color scheme. The 275 was distributed to a Ferrari dealership in Örebro, Sweden, and sold in early May to Sture Nottorp, a well-known rally driver from Göteberg who also campaigned a Ferrari 410 Sport and a 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta (which also is offered at Gooding & Company’s 2019 Pebble Beach Auctions as Lot 17). Later that year, Nottorp displayed the 275 at a sports car show at the local fairgrounds, and because he suffered from night blindness, he modified the nose by adding four additional headlights into the grill opening, and two square fog lamps in place of the front bumperettes. In May 1969, the Ferrari was acquired by Fehn AB of Göteberg and repainted in blue metallic before being sold in November to a Swedish dealer, Sven Andersson. In 1970, the GTB was acquired by Per Ingvar Brandström International Consulting in Stockholm, and three years later the berlinetta suffered a minor interior fire, prompting the owner to send the car to Carrozzeria Scaglietti for repairs. The opportunity was taken to restore the nose to the original factory configuration, and the exterior was repainted metallic green. Little is known about the Ferrari’s next period, though it continued to reside in Sweden, where it was re-registered in 1993. A year later, the car was confiscated by the Swedish government over a tax lien, and it was subsequently sold to Gert Ove Johansson, a motorbike dealer residing in Olofström I Blekinge. By the end of 1994, the GTB was acquired by Bert Welander and exported to the US, ending almost three decades of uninterrupted Swedish-based ownership. In 1997, the Ferrari was featured in the Swedish magazine Autohistorica, and around this time the car was sold by marque expert Lyle Tanner to a private collector in Japan who registered it with tags reading, “275.” After 10 years in Japan, 08011 was purchased in November 2007 by Charles Arnott of Maryland, though he only held on to the car briefly. By 2009, the Ferrari was acquired by Paul “Barney” Hallingby of Sharon, Connecticut, and in September 2011 the car was authenticated with a Ferrari Classiche Red Book attesting to the presence of its matching-numbers components, including the original engine and transaxle. By early 2013, the Long Nose Alloy passed to Jeffrey Mamorsky of New York, who drove the GTB in the Copperstate 1000 in April. The Ferrari was displayed two months later at the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance by dealer Nick Soprano, at which point it had been fitted with 15″ outside-laced Borrani wire wheels (similar to the ones used on the factory competizione examples). In 2014, the 275 was acquired by the consignor, a Ferrari collector who had already owned a 275 GTB but was seeking a truly special example for his next car. Thrilled to encounter a rare alloy-bodied long nose, the consignor commissioned a full restoration in September 2014 by the well-regarded Bruce Canepa and his team in Scotts Valley, California. Marque expert Dyke Ridgley was extensively consulted to ensure utmost correctness while the car was comprehensively restored. The alloy body was stripped of its paint and refinished in the correct original factory color of Blu Notte, while the interior was reupholstered in proper Rosso leather, and gray carpets were sourced from HVL in the Netherlands. All mechanical components were completely rebuilt, including the original matching-numbers engine, and a great deal of attention was given to proper fit and alignment of panels and components. Completed by August 2015, the restoration debuted to stunning effect at the FCA Meet held in conjunction with Monterey Car Week, as the GTB won both the Platinum Award and the Coppa Bella Macchina. In May 2016, the berlinetta won another Platinum Award at the Concorso Ferrari in Pasadena, California, and three months later it was displayed at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®. At the end of the year, the 275 was featured in the December 2016 issue of Octane magazine. The GTB’s illustrious show campaign came to a close after it won the Ferrari Classiche Cup for the finest certified Ferrari at the Cavallino Classic in January 2017. The consignor not only commissioned the exacting, award-winning restoration of 08011, but also had the GTB’s narrative documented in a premium monograph by respected automotive author Ken Gross in 2016. The exquisite 168-page folio-size, coffee table book from Assouline Publishing is full of quality photographs of 08011 at various stages in its life, and includes an in-depth description of the restoration by Bruce Canepa, as well as numerous large-format images. Accompanied by a complete set of tools and owner’s manuals, and copies of the 2016 monograph, 08011 is further documented with factory build sheets, a history report by Marcel Massini, and the Ferrari Classiche Red Book. Particularly desirable as one of 77 lightweight alloy-bodied examples (of which just 33 were optioned with six carburetors), and the only 275 GTB originally finished in this elegant color combination, the berlinetta presents exquisitely today. Ideal for further exhibition at club events or marque celebrations, this exceptional 275 GTB Long Nose Alloy warrants the consideration of Ferrari enthusiasts worldwide.
- 56 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster 83895 $275,000 $350,000 N/R Porsche constructed just 585 Speedsters for 1958, the car’s last year of production. Regarded as the most sought-after Speedster, the T2 incorporated all of the production improvements made over the years. This 1958 Speedster is presented in highly coveted Meissen Blue with navy top and interior and finished with oatmeal square weave carpeting. The striking color combination is complemented by polished side trim, chrome wheels, and bumper over-riders. The engine was upgraded to a 912 powerplant, which was meticulously dressed to present a stock appearance while providing a considerable increase in power and driving enjoyment. Combining a 102 hp drivetrain and stunning good looks, this iconic open-air Porsche continues to be the car dreams are made of.
- 57 1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre Vanden Plas Tourer ST3006 $1,000,000 $1,300,000 Bentley Motors Ltd. (Showroom Demonstrator), H.C. Martineau, London, UK (acquired via Bentley Motors in 1929) (1), J.P. Engster, London, UK (acquired from the above in 1932) (2), G.F. Kennedy, London, UK (acquired from the above in 1935) (3), Richard Wheatley, UK (acquired from the above in 1946) (4), D.D. Haslam, UK (acquired from the above in 1951) (5), J.R. Frenneau, UK (acquired from the above in 1952) (6), Col. W.A. Howkins, US (acquired from the above in 1952) (7), J.A. Howkins, US (acquired from the above in 1978) (8), B.W. Howkins, US (acquired from the above in 1980) (9), Colin Pettit, UK (acquired from the above in 1988) (10), Brian Garner, UK (acquired from the above) (11), Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2001) (12). Chassis ST3006 was the sixth production 4 1/2 Litre chassis and the first standard 10′ 10″ wheelbase chassis fitted with Vanden Plas’ signature three-door, four-seat tourer body with rear-mounted spare. Michael Hay in Bentley: The Vintage Years, 1919–1931, succinctly summarizes the Bentley-Vanden Plas union: “This body style with its clean and simple lines was, and still is, in aesthetic terms, probably the nicest body to clothe these chassis.” The order for this body was placed directly by Bentley Motors, specifying a Zapon fabric body at a cost of £179. Extracts from the Vanden Plas Order Book list this as body no. 1408. The factory chassis card details its mechanical specifications, including original engine no. ST3005, the “C” type four-speed gearbox, and the 15/33 (3.53:1) rear axle ratio. Designated a “Showroom Demonstrator,” ST3006 was maintained by the factory works and was treated to an overhaul complete with engine decarbonizing and installation of a singleplate clutch, providing lower pedal pressure. ST3006 made its media debut in May 1928 as the road test car for The Motor magazine, garnering praise for both the model in general and this car specifically. Accolades flowed from the opening line of this article: “To convey in words the precise charm of the 4 1/2 Litre Bentley without using an unconvincing wealth of superlative is a difficult matter; it is a car which must be driven to be appreciated.” It could certainly be argued that this statement holds true to this day. ST3006 was first sold on June 11, 1929, to H.C. Martineau of London, a loyal Bentley customer who previously owned both the 3 Litre and 6 1/2 Litre models. Subsequent London owners prior to WWII include J.P. Engster and G.F. Kennedy. In the late 1930s, a photograph shows ST3006 equipped with a fold-down windscreen and a slight cut away to the body by the driver’s elbow, two features that remain present today. In 1946, Richard Wheatley acquired the car, followed by D.D. Haslam, J.R. Frenneau, and Col. W.A. Howkins. In 1952, Col. Howkins brought the car to the US, where it remained in the Howkins family until 1988. The Bentley then returned to England under the ownership of Colin Pettit, who passed it to Brian Garner before the current owner, a connoisseur of fine early automobiles, acquired it in 2001. Well known in Bentley circles, ST3006 has participated in vintage tours and rallies, including a successful trek from Vancouver to Anchorage, Alaska, and back, demonstrating its mechanical prowess. The 4 1/2 Litre Sports Tourer recently benefited from cosmetic improvements and is currently finished in black throughout the fabric body and the metal fenders, complemented by wire wheels painted in British Racing Green. Accompanying ST3006 is a comprehensive history report researched and prepared by Bentley expert Dr. Clare Hay. This report is fascinating and important reading for any prospective bidder, as it details the incredibly original and correct presentation of this remarkable Bentley. This thoroughly documented 4 1/2 Litre Sports Tourer exemplifies the glory days of Vintage Bentleys. Its command of the road makes it an ideal candidate for tours and rallies; its striking coachwork would be welcome at any concours; and its pedigree – with original drivetrain, chassis, and body – qualifies it as a fitting centerpiece to any collection. Welcome at Bentley Drivers Club, Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club, and RROC events, its next owner can discover firsthand what the drivers at The Motor learned some 90-plus years ago: this 4 1/2 Litre Bentley is “a real thoroughbred.”
- 58 2014 Ferrari Sergio 205934 $2,500,000 $3,000,000 For safety and comfort reasons, the production Sergio was equipped with a standard windshield, but the original show car’s surface detailing was retained, as was the complementary paint and upholstery design. The Sergio was built on the chassis of the 458 Speciale Aperta, and therefore retained most of that model’s advanced mechanical elements, including a mid-mounted 597 hp V-8, and a seven-speed dual clutch paddle-shifted transaxle. The removal of the Aperta’s electronically operated retractable hardtop reduced weight and further lowered the Sergio’s center of gravity, translating to even greater performance capabilities. Following in a long tradition of limited-edition Ferrari premium models, Sergio production was limited to just six examples, all of which were pre-sold to preferred customers at a price of nearly $3 million. The expressive model is an appropriate tribute to the influential Sergio Pininfarina, who oversaw and informed the coachbuilder’s transformation from a boutique 1960s-styling company into a sophisticated 21st-century design contractor. Chassis 205934 benefits from fastidious care and minimal use over the last five years, offering a showroom-quality example of the hyper-rare Sergio. Finished in Argento Nürburgring paint over a cream leather interior with red seat inserts, this Sergio was delivered new to the consignor, a European racing driver and highly regarded collector who has driven in the 24 Hours of Le Mans several times. While being dutifully maintained, the Ferrari enjoyed the company of several other rare important sports cars in the consignor’s collection. In early 2019, the Sergio was notably displayed in the lobby of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Currently displaying 78 miles, this exquisite Sergio would make an exceptional acquisition for any collector, particularly suitable for hypercar enthusiasts, Ferrari limited edition completists, or Pininfarina aficionados. One of only six built, the sensational and unique Sergio may be enjoyed on the open road, displayed prominently within special collections, or presented publicly at major events as a fitting tribute to the beloved and noteworthy Sergio Pininfarina.
- 59 1956 Ferrari 250GT Boano 0581GT $500,000 $600,000 Guido Settepassi, Florence, Italy (acquired new in 1956) (1), Giorgio Billi, Florence, Italy (acquired from the above in 1958) (2), unknown, Jim Rose, Portland, Oregon (acquired by the late 1960s), Ken Taylor, Portland, Oregon (acquired by 1973), Scott Nicholson, Seattle, Washington (acquired circa 1974), Edward Long, Seattle, Washington (acquired by the mid-1970s), Stephen Caswell, Tacoma, Washington (acquired by 1982), Current Owner (acquired from the above in 1984. The Boano-bodied 250 GT Coupe represented Ferrari’s greatest stride yet toward standardized production and is now regarded as one of Maranello’s most desirable early road cars. Fresh from 35 years of storage, this sensational garage find with important ownership provenance is a patinated example with tremendous promise. According to the research of marque expert Marcel Massini, chassis 0581 GT underwent factory completion in late 1956 and subsequently was sold to the first owner, Guido Settepassi, a silversmith residing in Florence, Italy. Factory documents show that Mr. Settepassi returned the car for service in October 1957 and, a year later, he sold the Ferrari to Giorgio Billi, an industrialist based in Florence who would go on to co-found ATS Automobili – the marque responsible for one of the world’s first mid-engine sports cars. Billi submitted the 250 GT for factory service in March 1959, and not long afterward the car was exported to the US. According to the research of a former owner, the Coupe passed through three more owners during the mid-1970s before being acquired by Edward Long of Seattle, who retained possession through at least September 1978, when he wrote the Ferrari factory to obtain copies of the build sheets. Mr. Long appears to have conducted some freshening to the Boano, as it was later offered with a fresh coat of silver paint and recent mechanical and trim work. At some point in the coupe’s history, it was fitted with taillights of a different shape than are normally found on a Boano-bodied 250 GT. While the bumpers are not currently installed, they do accompany the car at auction. After passing to Stephen Caswell of Tacoma, Washington, in 1982, the Ferrari was purchased in 1984 by the consignors, also residents of Washington. Given the nadir in 250 GT values at the time, the Coupe was deemed primarily a potential investment and the owners immediately garaged the car in a dry locale in eastern Washington state. In late 2018, the consignors finally opted to sell their beloved Boano, and the noted marque experts at Dennison International were retained to recommission the car. This work included attention to the braking, fuel, electrical, ignition, and cooling systems. The engine received new rod bearings and the rear axle was completely rebuilt with a new differential and ring and pinion gears. While currently in running and driving condition, the Ferrari will need some additional mechanical attention before road use, including a service to the clutch, as it has been found to slip. It is not every day that a Ferrari 250 GT comes out of 35 years of careful storage. Ideal for a full restoration or sorting for road use, this 250 GT continues to feature its original engine and upholstery. It would make a fantastic acquisition for the Ferrari enthusiast seeking to steward a restoration candidate from project to show winner, and represents a unique opportunity to be the first to enjoy its many charms in over three decades.
- 60 1986 Citroen 2CV Dolly ZF7AZK00KA176833 $35,000 $45,000 N/R This gorgeous 1986 Citroën 2CV Dolly is emblematic of the whimsical appeal of the model to buyers at home and abroad. Sporting a red and white two-tone body with a gray interior and the distinctive roll-back sunroof, this car spent most of its life – appropriately – in France, before being imported by the consignor, a renowned American collector with a taste for charismatic automobiles. This Dolly has been well maintained and remains charming by anyone’s definition of the term.
- 61 2011 Porsche 911/997 GT2RS WP0AE2A99BS778187 $400,000 $500,000 Black over Black leather and Red Alcantara. 1 of 142 US examples. via Champion Porsche to unnamed, USA (1), vendor ’17 (2), via Gooding Amelia ’18 sold $539k. 800 miles from new.
- 62 1972 Ferrari 365GTC/4 14871 $350,000 $425,000 R. Moe, San Francisco, California (acquired circa 1972) (1), Current Owner (acquired from the estate of the above in 2011) (2). According to the research of marque expert Marcel Massini, this handsome 365 GTC/4, chassis 14871, completed production in December 1971, specified for the US, and was dispatched to Luigi Chinetti Motors in Greenwich, Connecticut, in 1972. Later that year, the coupe was sent to a California dealer and soon came into the ownership of Mr. R. Moe in San Francisco, who registered the car with blue California license plates reading, “72 GTC.” Mr. Moe retained possession of his beloved 365 GTC/4 for close to 40 years, and displayed the car at shows in the San Francisco Bay Area including the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance. Following Mr. Moe’s passing, the Ferrari was sold by his estate in 2011 to the consignor, a true connoisseur of sporting Italian marques. Following the purchase, the current owner embarked on a significant restoration typical of his very high standards, including rebuilding the carburetors, brakes, and suspension, and fitting the Borrani wire wheels. The valve covers were repainted with correct crackle finish, new KONI shock absorbers were installed, and numerous chassis components and hardware pieces were replated. The exterior was stripped and refinished in Glasurit paint in the correct original color of Grigio Argento Metallizzato (Metallic Silver Gray), and new rubber moldings were installed. The interior featured the rare upholstery design of black Italian leather with seat inserts that were faithfully reproduced in wool, matched to an unblemished sample, by a mill in Scotland. New Wilton wool carpets and “mouse hair” fabric on the dashboard completed the interior refurbishment. The restoration was sympathetically conducted with the intent of retaining as many original components as possible, including the original radio and antenna. Accompanied by a jack, tool kit, and owner’s manuals with warranty card, this beautifully restored 365 GTC/4 retains its original V-12 engine according to its stamping, and is one of the finest examples offered in recent memory. Bidders should note that the process of certifying the car with Ferrari Classiche has been initiated. This unusually upholstered and exquisitely finished Ferrari would complement any collection and is particularly suited for collectors of Maranello’s touring coupes.
- 63 1986 Aston Martin Lagonda Series 3 SCFDL01S0GTL13486 $125,000 $150,000 N/R The fuel-injected Series 3 variant of the William Towns-designed Lagonda was launched at the New York motor show in 1986, and only 75 were produced. This Lagonda boasts a single private owner for all of its 33 years and showed approximately 27,000 miles at the time of cataloguing. Purchased new for $176,500 in 1986, this Series 3 was delivered through Miller Motorcars of Greenwich, Connecticut. The recipient of fastidious and consistent maintenance, the car remains in excellent condition throughout, with operational switches and dials. A bare-metal repaint in its original Mercedes-Benz Blue Black (DB 199) remains superb, complemented by the immaculately preserved interior. Most recently, this Lagonda received a full service by Aston Martin specialist Autosport Designs Inc. of New York at a cost of approximately $25,000. All systems were inspected, and the grey leather upholstery was professionally treated. A new factory headliner was installed, the wood veneer surfaces refinished, and the wheels received new tires. This motorcar’s single ownership, exhaustively documented service history with original Bill of Sale, build sheet, books, and tools, mark it as unique among the few Lagonda Series 3 examples built.
- 64 1956 Porsche 356A Coupe 57678 $125,000 $150,000 N/R According to its accompanying Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this 356 A Coupe, chassis 57678, was completed on October 15, 1956, with engine no. 63125, which it retains today. The Reutter-bodied coupe was quite desirably finished in black paint over black leatherette and, as a US export version, it was equipped with regulation bumpers and sealed beam headlights. The original ownership is not documented, but the current owner – an authority on Porsche since 1958 – purchased 57678 in 1992 in Fremont, California, and oversaw an extensive restoration in-state between 1994 and 1996. The engine was rebuilt by Colusa German Motors Work, and Dawn’s Restoration & Repair attended to the transaxle. The car was finished in its original black by Manuel Auto Body & Custom, and Autos International Inc. reupholstered the interior in red vinyl. Receipts for restoration work are included. Since completion in 1996, this car has seen very few road miles, and has been started and maintained faithfully. With its matching-numbers engine, rare colors, and fine overall condition, this head-turning 356 A Coupe is ideal for the Porsche devotee eager to participate in events or take to the road as its engineers intended.
- 101 1952 Jaguar XK120 FHC 679274 $80,000 $110,000 N/R According to its Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust (JDHT) Certificate, this elegant XK120 Fixed Head Coupe was originally finished in silver over red upholstery and was delivered through Hornburg Jaguar Los Angeles to its first owner. Repainted in its present attractive Midnight Blue, this XK120 retains the original engine referenced on the JDHT Certificate and is accompanied by reproduction books, tools, and jack. Displaying just over 27,100 miles at the time of cataloguing, this Fixed Head Coupe has received a recent ignition system service as well as a fluid and battery update. Well ahead of its contemporaries in terms of performance, design, and engineering, this XK120 is poised to provide enjoyment well into the future with its unique combination of sporting luxury.
- 102 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 113.044.12.022270 $90,000 $120,000 N/R This final-model-year example is handsomely finished in its original combination of Dark Red (DB 542), featuring a black hardtop and wheel covers. Treated to a high-quality repaint in early 2014, this 280 SL presents beautifully, retaining the spot welds and fender notches that bear witness to the care it has received through the decades. Further restorative work included the fitting of a new, black German canvas top and an expert refinish of the interior wood. The balance of the interior surfaces appear to be the materials installed by the factory, including the MB Tex upholstery, door panels, and carpet. Showing just over 66,000 miles at the time of cataloguing, the 280 SL received a substantial mechanical servicing in early 2019. It is supplied with its original tool kit, window sticker, build card, and a manual set including radio and antenna booklets. This is a Mercedes-Benz that any enthusiast would be proud to display on the show field and enjoy on the road.
- 103 1997 Porsche 911/993 Turbo S WP0AC2995VS375774 $375,000 $450,000 N/R This very elegant US-specification Turbo S was delivered to its first owner in California on May 30, 1997, by Carlsen Porsche-Audi in Palo Alto, California. It was subsequently acquired by David Sawyer of Farmington Hills, Michigan. The consignor, a well-known Porsche specialist, acquired the car approximately two years ago. With its odometer reading just 13,379 miles at the time of cataloguing, this wonderful Turbo S appears to be in as-new condition throughout. It is equipped with a large number of desirable options, including an electric sunroof, power windows, limited-slip differential, a Litronic high-intensity headlamp system, headlamp washers, cruise control, white-faced instruments, eight-way electrically-adjustable seats, self-dimming mirrors, rain sensor, full supple leather, an infrared remote entry and alarm and immobilizer system, a premium 10-speaker stereo with in-dash CD player, and a rear wiper. Delivered in the stunning color of Forest Green Metallic with Cashmere Beige leather and matching floor mats, the original sticker price was in excess of $156,000. It is supplied with a factory tool kit, jack, spare tire, and air compressor, which remain in their original packaging. It is difficult to imagine any street-legal Porsche from the 1990s that is capable of delivering such blistering performance or the outstanding road-holding that an all-wheel-drive system provides while cosseting its occupants in such near-silent luxury. The Porsche 911 Turbo S was, and remains, in a class by itself. via RM Amelia ’16 sold $495k.
- 104 1956 Austin-Healey 100/4 BN2 Roadster BN2L/231413 $100,000 $130,000 N/R This BN2 was completed on March 26, 1956, as a left-hand-drive US-specification car, finished in Reno Red. It came with several special options including a heater, laminated windscreen, and double vertical dip headlamps, and later acquired popular 100M Le Mans features, which include a cold air box and louvered bonnet. As shown in a title on file, the Healey was purchased in 1989 by Robert Maidl, who sold it to the consignor in 2015. Receipts from 2016-17 detail extensive work, including upholstery, wiring, suspension, and brakes, plus a top-end rebuild of the engine, and repairs to the bodywork. The consignor has enjoyed the car on many sports car tours and attests to its fine performance. It now sports the racing colors white over blue – inspired by the celebrated 100 S competition cars – and comes with a BMIHT Certificate and a host of awards garnered during previous ownership. Ready for consideration by new Healey enthusiasts, this delightful 100/4 BN2 is a fine example of British motoring at its peak.
- 105 1979 Porsche 930 930 980 1179 $175,000 $225,000 N/R Presented in iconic Guards Red with a black interior, this stunning Porsche 930 has covered less than 2,500 miles and was one of the last 1979 examples of the 50 imported to the US before more stringent emissions regulations prevented the car from being imported again until 1986. After a period of display and storage, this example received a service in 2014 by a marque expert that included fresh fluids, filters, and a new fuel tank. The 930 benefits from Porsche’s ongoing model development – a displacement increase to 3.3 liters, air-to-air intercooler, 917 derived brakes, firmer shocks, anti-roll bars, and larger rear torsion bars. Offered with manuals, receipts, and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this highly original example with extremely low miles and matching-numbers engine is a rare and exciting find worthy of any serious Porsche collection.
- 106 1961 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur Saloon BC73LBY $275,000 $350,000 Mrs. N. Reisini, London, UK (acquired new in 1961) (1), unknown, Robert Maxwell, New York, New York (acquired by 1981), P.J. Fischer, London, UK (acquired from the above in 1988), Private Collector, Switzerland (acquired from the above in 1990), Dieter Rickert, Munich, Germany (acquired from the above in 1994), Private Collection, Germany (acquired from the above in 2010), Jürgen Reinold, Cologne, Germany (acquired from the above in 2011), Current Owner (reacquired from the above in 2015). This Bentley Continental Flying Spur is one of the 43 highly desirable and beautifully proportioned six-light (window), left-hand-drive S2 saloons produced. This example, chassis BC73LBY, was delivered to H.J. Mulliner on December 15, 1960, to receive its coachwork. Finished in Regal Red over a black Connolly leather interior with a rear-mounted air-conditioning unit, it was delivered to its first owner, Mrs. N. Reisini of London, on June 14, 1961. Mrs. Reisini had her car built in left-hand drive, as she planned to use it extensively on the European continent. Documents on file note that by 1981, the Bentley was owned by Robert Maxwell in the US. A resident of multiple states, Mr. Maxwell regularly had the Flying Spur shipped to and from his homes in New York, Missouri, and Bel Air, California. By 1990, the Continental had been exported to the UK, and eventually Switzerland. There, a private collector treated the car to a thorough restoration in the early 1990s, lavishing approximately $100,000 on the Bentley, which was the recipient of new Regal Red paint, black leather upholstery, and extensive mechanical renewal. The S2 then would pass among several European owners before being reacquired in 2015 by the Swiss collector, who has spent an additional $6,000 within the past year to freshen the S2 in preparation for this auction. The Bentley is offered with a copy of its factory build sheet, extensive historical and restoration documents as well as the original owner’s manual, tool and bulb kits, jack, tire pump, trouble light, and spare. A superb example of bespoke British craftsmanship, the S2 Continental Flying Spur presents the perfect opportunity to celebrate Bentley Motors’ 100th anniversary with the acquisition of a coachbuilt icon.
- 107 1938 Tatra T77A Berline 35719 $450,000 $650,000 Hugo Lansky, Czechoslovakia (acquired in 1938) (1), German Wehrmacht (confiscated from the above in 1939) (2), Soviet Army (confiscated from the above in 1945) (3), Vitaly Linkevich, Soviet Union (acquired from the above circa 1950) (4), Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2000) (5). Per history provided by the consignor, this lovely T77a, chassis 35719, was delivered new to Hugo Lansky of the Czechoslovakian Electrical Company in 1938, and was commandeered by the German armed forces later that year. It was then confiscated by the Soviet army in 1945, and they would retain possession of the Tatra until circa 1950, when the T77a was purchased at a war surplus auction by Soviet citizen Vitaly Linkevich, who would keep the car for nearly 50 years. In 2000, the consignor learned of the rare T77a and purchased 35719, exporting it to the Czech Republic to be restored by Tatra specialist Roman Spacek. Over the next five years, Spacek carried out an exquisite restoration of 35719, which was finished in silver over a tobacco-colored leather interior. As detailed in photos on file, the exquisite work was done to an incredible level of detail, and included new coachwork crafted by the Florian brothers to factory specifications, replacing the tired original. The original bodywork accompanies the car at auction and will be shipped to a US or Canadian buyer free of charge from its current location in Ontario, Canada. The newly restored Tatra was subsequently included in two prestigious art museum exhibitions and has been displayed at many of the country’s finest concours d’elegance, including Pebble Beach in 2010 and Amelia Island, where it won Best in Class in 2008. Of the 255 total built, less than 20 examples of first- and second-series T77 models are believed to still exist. Especially rare in North America, this represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase a pinnacle of prewar design and engineering.
- 108 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster 876476 $220,000 $260,000 N/R A celebrated design with race-derived engineering, this rare “flat floor” Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8-Litre Roadster was built on January 1, 1962, and purchased new by J.N. Angeleri of New Jersey. This E-Type possesses a well-documented provenance and has benefited from an expert restoration. Between 2008 and 2015, this E-Type was entrusted to specialist Bassett’s of Rhode Island for restoration. During this process, a new convertible top was installed, the interior was reupholstered, and mechanical work was carried out, including a rebuild of the engine, rear axle, brakes, and suspension systems, as well as the fitting of a full synchromesh later-type Jaguar gearbox. Following restoration, the E-Type was proven over several thousand miles and maintained at Bassett’s until acquisition in late 2015 by the Colorado-based consignor. Three JCNA concours showings culminated with a First in Class award at the 2018 Pikes Peak Concours; additionally, the E-Type participated in both the Copperstate 1000 (2016 and 2019) and Sports Car Market 1000 (2018) classic rallies. Accompanying items include correspondence and concours judging sheets, a JDHT Certificate, provenance report, an original roadside jack, a full concours tool roll with nearly all items original, owner’s and service manuals, spare parts for touring, a car cover, and the original gearbox. While certainly concours-worthy, this fabulous “flat floor” E-Type is capable of fast, enjoyable touring as Sir William Lyons intended, requiring only an enthusiastic new owner.
- 109 1932 Auburn 8-100 Boattail Speedster 8-100A8761 $300,000 $375,000 Joe Bridgeman, Washington (acquired circa 1969), Jack Goffette, Lynnwood, Washington (acquired from the above in 2007), Worldwide Auctioneers, Auburn, Indiana (acquired from the above in 2013), Current Owner (acquired from the above). This impressively presented 8-100A Speedster began a restoration journey under the ownership of Joe Bridgeman, who acquired the car in 1969. For Mr. Bridgeman, the Auburn represented a nearly four-decade, part-time project. In that time, he had renewed the engine and finished most of the chassis components, returning the chassis to running condition. Seattle-area resident Jack Goffette, who had known of the ongoing restoration since it was initiated, purchased the remarkably complete but still-disassembled Speedster from Mr. Bridgeman in 2007, and immediately set about completing the car to show standards. Mr. Goffette took special care in the restoration of the body, as Seattle-based experts worked to preserve as much of the original metal and structural wood as possible, with relatively little sheet metal having to be replaced. Holman’s Body and Fender Shop finished the restored Speedster in striking jet-black paintwork, and Classic Auto Interiors completed the black leather interior. Set off by gloss black wire wheels and blackwall tires, the Speedster’s svelte, monochromatic shape was beautifully accented with chrome work by Mastercraft Metal Finishing. When the work was complete, the car was appropriately accented with a thin pinstripe of bright blue on the body and fenders, and a single, centrally mounted Pilot-Ray driving and cornering lamp. In 2013, Mr. Goffette sold the Auburn, and not long afterward it became an important car among the American Classics in the current owner’s world-renowned private collection. The Auburn has seen expert care and in-house maintenance as necessary throughout its years in residence. Desirably equipped with a Columbia Dual-Ratio rear axle behind its 100 bhp Lycoming straight eight and three-speed transmission, the black Speedster would make an excellent choice for CCCA shows and tours and a host of other concours and driving events. This example has not been widely exhibited since its restoration was completed, allowing its next caretaker to have the thrill of displaying the Speedster at events around the globe. Every iteration of Auburn’s Boattail Speedster, from 1928 through 1936, was built to grab the attention of onlookers and elevate the status of its passengers. Today, more than 85 years later, this appealing 8-100A is still comfortable being the center of attention.
- 110 1950 Bentley Mark VI Coupe B181HP $75,000 $100,000 N/R This Bentley is one of only 16 Mark VI Coupes bodied by London-based coachbuilder Park Ward. Completed in late 1950, this beautiful example was delivered to K.J.T. Bone and registered as AHC900 in Sussex, England. In the 1960s, it was imported to the US and became a loyal attendee at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® while residing in the Bay Area for more than 30 years. In 2004 and 2006, this Mark VI participated in the Pebble Beach® Motoring Classic, a 1,000-mile odyssey from Washington to California, which, according to the consignor, it completed without a single “fail to proceed” moment! Repainted in 2005 in its original Chicle and Copra Drab livery, this 70-year-old classic has never been comprehensively restored, including its rear leather seat. It sports charming semaphore turn indicators, sweeping lines, and a right-of-driver gearshift – facilitating the American driver. This coachbuilt luxury car is accompanied by a prodigious binder of documentation, including an extensive service history with details such as recent renewal of tires and battery. Also included is an original Park Ward booklet, a tool kit, and a manual that outlines driving instructions for the chauffeur. Rare, charismatic, and ultimately collectible, this lovely Mark VI Bentley bodied by Park Ward, exudes the sophistication of a bygone era and is ideal for touring and exhibition.
- 111 1990 Ferrari F40 84944 $1,200,000 $1,400,000 According to an accompanying report by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, this F40 is the third of just 213 US-market cars built and was completed by the factory on September 5, 1990. Sold new through Miller Motorcars of Greenwich, Connecticut, it was finished in Rosso Corsa over a Stoffa Vigogna interior, as were all F40s, and equipped with nonadjustable suspension and catalytic converter. This F40 presents in outstanding condition throughout and has covered less than 7,500 miles from new. Illustrating care and attention, the interior appears well kept, while the dashboard displays no deterioration or shrinkage, a common malady. In addition, the consignor notes that original factory markings are still present in the engine compartment, attesting to the car’s unrestored condition. Offered with books, tools, and tire inflator, this F40 was treated to an extensive service by a specialist in December 2018, at which time it received a new battery, belts, pulleys, plugs, fluids, and injectors, while its clutch slave cylinder was replaced, and the fuel pump system was overhauled. “The F40 is for the most enthusiastic of our owners who want nothing but sheer performance,” Ferrari’s marketing officer, Giovanni Perfetti, told Britain’s Autocar magazine in 1987. The F40, which marries function and form so beautifully, is one of the most sought-after supercars of its generation. An outstanding low-mileage, US-spec example such as this would be a highlight in any serious Ferrari collection.
- 112 1951 Porsche 356 5575 $700,000 $900,000 Dr. Bothe, Munich, Germany (acquired new via Mahag in 1951) (1), unknown, Dewitt N. Morgan, Bellevue, Nebraska (acquired circa the late 1950s), Robert C. Edberg, Omaha, Nebraska (acquired from the above in 1961), Don Guertin, Worcester, Massachusetts (acquired after 1965), Walter J. Wesolaski Jr., North Brookfield, Massachusetts (acquired from the above in 1976), Tom Sherwood, Belmont, California (acquired from the above in 1977), Richard Ryan, San Lorenzo, California (acquired in 1977). Current Owner (acquired from the above in 1982). This 356 Coupe was completed on March 3, 1951, as cited by a copy of its original Kardex, in Ivory over Red leatherette. This very early example of the Pre-A is further differentiated by its four-digit chassis number – 5575. Later in the model year, the cars were numbered in a new series, beginning with 10000. According to 5575’s Kardex, it was purchased new in mid-1951 from the Munich Porsche dealership Mahag by Dr. Bothe; it was apparently exported to the US within the next decade. Prior ownership records on file show that the 356 was next sold in July 1961 by Dewitt Morgan of Bellevue, Nebraska, to Robert Edberg of Omaha, who retained it until at least 1965. Don Guertin, proprietor of Imported Cars of Worcester, reportedly sold 5575 to Walter Wesolaski Jr. of North Brookfield, Massachusetts, in 1976. The following year it was acquired by Tom Sherwood of Belmont, California, who soon passed the rare early 356 on to Richard Ryan. In 1982, Mr. Ryan sold it to the consignor, who by then had been a Porsche specialist for years. After more than 30 years of storage, the consignor conducted an extensive restoration of 5575, completing the metalwork and much of the assembly himself, in conjunction with marque experts in California, during a span from 2004 to 2019. The consignor has even reproduced, in steel, the competition-style lower valances, which he reports that the car had, in place of its body bumpers, when he purchased it. Every aspect has been addressed including mechanicals, all electricals, brakes, steering, and suspension. German Motors of California rebuilt the gearbox in 2014; Deutsche Motorsport completed the engine rebuild of 5575’s unstamped, replacement engine in 2016; and the upholstery was finished by Autos International Inc. Completed earlier this summer, the Porsche has not been driven but has been run regularly in recent months. A file of restoration receipts accompanies the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, along with the Coupe’s spare wheel and tire. Bearing a four-digit chassis number, this split-windshield 356 Pre-A offers a timely opportunity to acquire an incredibly rare survivor of Porsche’s earliest factory-built model, in its original colors, after having just been treated to a fresh restoration.
- 113 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series I DB4/241/R $450,000 $550,000 N/R Maurice F. Felton, Preston-Canterbury, England (acquired new via M. Walter in 1960) (1), unknown, Jean-Paul Siccard, Antwerp, Belgium (acquired circa 1994), Paul Heijmans, Zeist, Netherlands (acquired circa 1997), Franz-Josef Kortüm, Hamburg, Germany (acquired circa 2007), Current Owner (acquired via William Loughran). The example offered here is one of just 149 Series I DB4s built between 1958 and February 1960. According to a copy of its build sheet, chassis 241/R was delivered new to Maurice F. Felton of Preston-Canterbury in Kent, England, on March 5, 1960, through the agent M. Walter of Brooklands. Records on file indicate it enjoyed factory-authorized service through October 1963. This DB4 Series I changed hands in the UK several times before landing, circa 1997, with a Dutch owner, Paul Heijmans, whose informed stewardship of the car benefited it greatly. Consulting closely with the Aston Martin factory in Newport Pagnell, Mr. Heijmans embarked upon a thorough records search to ensure accuracy in 241/R’s restoration. To exactingly re-create the car’s striking original Snow Shadow Grey finish, Aston Martin archivists supplied the paint formula with the comment, “From the records, it is quite clear that this was a popular color, and when a year or so ago we had to remake it, it was very easy to see why!” Marque specialist Aston Service Dorset provided a reproduction wiring harness for the car, with special accommodation for a conversion from positive to negative ground and the fitting of an auxiliary electric radiator fan for driveability. An original-style DB5 oil cooler was also added. The car has been converted to left-hand drive, and according to the consignor, the engine currently runs a higher compression ratio than stock for increased power. In 2007, the car was sold and underwent a restoration by Fernandes Oldtimertechnik in Hamburg, Germany and voluminous receipts for the work are included. Three Weber 45 DCOE carburetors were fitted, imparting the inline-six engine with a stirring induction howl. The current British caretaker of 241/R thought enough of the car’s capabilities that he drove it on a recent touring holiday through Spain and the car was also driven on a rally in Scotland. Impressively restored and achingly beautiful, this iconic Aston Martin DB4 Series I is a stunning example of one of Britain’s all-time great sports cars.
- 114 1918 Stutz Bearcat Series S Roadster S-1743 $350,000 $425,000 Robert and Eva Belle Foster, Gadsden, Alabama (acquired new in 1918), Miles Coverdale, Glen Head, New York (acquired from the above in 1951), Robert W. Valpey (acquired from the above in 2000). The Stutz Bearcat presented here is an early Series S model with a fantastic, well-documented history that can be traced to April 1918. As noted on the original retail order form, this Bearcat was first sold by Elliott Motor Company in Gadsden, Alabama, to Robert Foster, who traded in his 1916 Studebaker Roadster against the $2,700 Stutz. Over the next two decades, Robert and his wife Eva Belle toured the US in the Bearcat, even taking it on long-distance trips to New York and Los Angeles. Back at home, Mrs. Foster was frequently seen driving the bright yellow sports car around town, usually accompanied by her pet monkey. In the mid-1920s, the Fosters brought the Stutz with them when they temporarily relocated to Florida, and in the 1930s, the car was retired from active use. In 1951, following her husband’s death, Mrs. Foster sold her beloved Stutz to Bill and Miles Coverdale, whose father, William, was a prominent industrialist, with interests in railroad, steel, and engineering companies. The Foster Bearcat was so well known that its sale made headlines in the local newspaper, which noted that the car “had not been used for 12 years, yet it was in almost perfect condition.” The Bearcat was eventually joined by many other significant classics in Miles Coverdale’s collection, including a Bugatti Type 55, Stutz Super Bearcat, and Mercer Toy Tonneau. In 1967, the Stutz was borrowed for the filming of The Night They Raided Minsky’s and, in 1983, it participated in the FIVA World Rally. The Stutz remained a fixture in Mr. Coverdale’s impressive stable until 2000, when it was sold to Robert W. Valpey, in whose care it has since remained. Today, this 101-year-old machine remains in remarkably original order, a testament to the limited use and extraordinary care it has enjoyed. With the exception of its early 1950s paint and upholstery, the Bearcat is a fundamentally unrestored example – the likes of which are seldom seen. Accompanying the sale is a remarkable history file that includes the original retail order form, Alabama and Florida registration records, a 1923 bill of lading from Luckenbach Steamship Company, as well as correspondence, purchase invoices, and newspaper clippings. Presented here is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire an exceptional Bearcat with tremendous originality and a rich, fascinating history. Gooding & Company is honored to offer this extraordinary Stutz on behalf of its third long-term owner and knows that its fourth caretaker will be acquiring a truly special automobile.
- 115 1931 Studebaker Special Indy car P5375 $500,000 $750,000 Ab Jenkins, Salt Lake City, Utah (commissioned in 1931) (1), Indianapolis 500, 1931, Gulotta, No. 37 (DNF), Pikes Peak Hill Climb, 1931, Myers, No. 37 (1st Overall), Indianapolis 500, 1932, Meyer, No. 37 (6th Overall), Indianapolis 500, 1933, Corum, No. 47 (12th Overall)W.J. Patterson, Salt Lake City, Utah (acquired from the above in 1939) (2), Ray Donald, Balboa Island, California (acquired from the above circa 1960) (3), Stanley B. Smith, Stockbridge, Massachusetts (acquired from the above in 1972) (4), Robert W. Valpey (acquired from the above in 1988) (5). Of all the manufacturers that competed at the Indy 500 during this period, none was more successful than the Studebaker Corporation of South Bend, Indiana. The company had already made a name for itself at Indy in 1924, when Earl Cooper’s Miller-powered Studebaker Special finished 2nd. A strong showing by Studebaker-powered cars in 1930 convinced company president Albert Erskine and chief engineer Barney Roos that a factory racing team would add to Studebaker’s prestige. This interest in racing prompted Studebaker’s director of testing, George Hunt, to become involved in the 1931 Indy 500 with the car presented here. Initially known as the Hunt Special, this car was built in partnership with famed Bonneville racer Ab Jenkins, who set many speed and endurance records with Studebaker cars. With Studebaker’s blessing and Jenkins’ financial backing, Hunt ordered a racing chassis from Rigling and Henning, a popular Indianapolis-based fabricator. The car’s aluminum bodywork, built by “Pops” Dreyer, featured a pointed tail section and distinctive ornamental grille, cut down from a stock Studebaker President radiator. Back at the Proving Grounds shop in South Bend, Studebaker engineers fitted the chassis with a 336 cid straight eight from the top-of-the-line President. This rugged engine was specially equipped with four Winfield carburetors, a high-compression cylinder head, Scintilla magneto, steel tube headers, and high-performance cam. The rest of the chassis utilized stock Studebaker components, including brakes, axles, gearbox, and steering gear. The Hunt Special, beautifully finished in Willow Green, debuted at the 1931 Indianapolis 500. Tony Gulotta – an experienced racer and former member of the legendary Packard Cable team – was contracted to drive the car. He qualified 19th with an average speed of 117.7 mph, just 1 mph slower than the pole-sitter. Toward the end of the race, Gulotta was in a battle for the lead when, on Lap 167, the Hunt Special hit an oil slick and crashed into the Turn 4 wall. Neither Gulotta nor his riding mechanic was injured, but the day was done. After the Indy 500, the Hunt Special was repaired and preparations were made for it to run at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb that September. For this crucial event, Studebaker selected three-time Pikes Peak winner Chuck Myers to drive the Hunt Special. The last of 14 entries to run in the Open Class, Myers came in 1st Overall, winning by a 15-second margin over the Shultz Stutz Special. He also set a course record, covering the 12.4-mile climb in 17 minutes, 10.3 seconds. The Hunt Special’s impressive performance in 1931 set the stage for a major factory assault on the Indianapolis 500 in 1932. Using Jenkins’ car as a prototype, four identical Studebaker Specials were built and entered in the Memorial Day race. This outing was hugely successful for the five-car Studebaker fleet, with the factory entries finishing 3rd, 6th, 12th, 13th, and 15th. This car, driven by Zeke Meyer and wearing race no. 37, placed 6th, posting an average speed of 98.476 mph. Interviewed after his impressive performance, Meyer stated, “I’m 41 years old and no chicken, but my Studebaker handled so easily I could have driven it 1500 miles instead of 500.” During summer 1932, the Studebaker Specials took part in a traveling auto show that toured US cities promoting the company’s latest models. Following these duties, the no. 37 car was displayed on the Studebaker stand at the 1933 New York auto show. That spring, four of the Studebaker team cars were modified with new wind tunnel-tested bodies. This car, still technically owned by Ab Jenkins, kept its original body; the only visible changes were a streamlined grille and 18″ wire wheels. Under the hood, the engine was equipped with a more radical camshaft and Stromberg carburetors like the four factory-owned cars. In May 1933, the streamlined Studebaker fleet arrived at Indianapolis, joined by one of the new Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrows, which had been brought along for promotional purposes. In another successful outing for the team, all five cars finished, placing 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th. This car, wearing race no. 47 and driven by L.L. “Slim” Corum, took 12th Place. Studebaker’s racing program reached its zenith at the 1933 Indianapolis 500. The Great Depression hit the South Bend manufacturer particularly hard and racing was something that the factory could no longer afford. At this point, Jenkins took his car home to Utah, where the only further racing it saw was the occasional run on the salt flats. In the mid-1930s, Jenkins’ son, Marvin, modified it just enough to make it roadworthy, and used it as a sports car through 1939, when it was sold to W.J. Patterson. Around 1960, Ray Donald purchased the Studebaker Special from Mr. Patterson and it spent the better part of the next decade resting in a South Los Angeles backyard. The Studebaker was finally rescued in 1972, when it was sold to Stanley B. Smith, a passionate car collector and former Director of the Antique Automobile Club of America. A self-proclaimed “Studebaker nut,” Mr. Smith first saw one of the factory Indy cars as a teenager. He recalled that, “A Studebaker dealer arranged a procession as a promotion for the new 1932 cars, and the racer led the way. It caught my eye, and I guess I never quite forgot it.” Over the next decade, Mr. Smith and his son painstakingly restored the Studebaker Special to its 1932 appearance and specification. Completed in the early 1980s, the restored Indy car was shown at marque gatherings and other classic car meets. In 1988, Robert Valpey, a devoted collector of all things Studebaker, purchased the car from Mr. Smith. Over the past three decades, this magnificent machine has been a centerpiece of his superb collection and participated in numerous vintage races, exhibitions, and concours. As recently as 2016, it was invited to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® to take part in a special display of two-man Indy cars. Today, this important piece of American racing history remains in outstanding condition, and it is presented with a truly impressive file of supporting documentation. Accompanying the car are numerous archival photographs, copies of internal Studebaker factory records, extensive information about the 1931–1933 Indy 500 races, the original 1932 AAA Racing Car Registration card, and extensive correspondence between Stanley B. Smith, Barney Roos, and Ed Reynolds. Never before offered for public sale, the Studebaker Special is among the most important survivors from the popular stock-block era of Indy racing. Unlike the vast majority of two-man Indy racers, this car remains remarkably intact and original. Not only has it been certified by the AACA, it still retains the President Eight engine with which it ran three outings at the Indianapolis 500 and took an overall win at Pikes Peak. Furthermore, its magnificent design – characterized by outstanding lines, striking colors, and ample chrome – is a lasting testament to this vibrant era of motor sport.
- 116 1929 Packard 645 Deluxe Eight Towncar 177754 $275,000 $350,000 Rudolph and Alexandra Hamilton Schilling, Woodside, California (acquired new in 1929) (1), Robert Lindland, Redwood City, California (acquired from the above in 1941) (2), John Brooks, Sacramento, California (acquired from the above in 1969) (3), Charlie Jones, Woodland, California (acquired from the above in 1989), (4), Frank McGowan, Branford, Connecticut (acquired from the above circa 1993) (5), Mark Smith, Melvin Village, New Hampshire (acquired from the above circa 1995) (6), Robert W. Valpey (acquired from the above in 1999) (7). Originally finished in dark brown with black fenders and moldings, and equipped with side-mounted spares, a rear-mounted trunk, and wooden artillery wheels, this Murphy Town Car was built for Alexandra Hamilton Schilling, whose husband, Rudolph, was an heir to the Schilling Spice fortune. During her ownership, the Packard was always chauffeur-driven and primarily used in San Francisco, with regular trips down to Woodside, where the family lived weekends and summers. Mrs. Schilling kept the Murphy Town Car until 1941, when it was given to the family’s chauffeur, Robert Lindland. Sometime after WWII, Mr. Lindland moved the Packard to his vacation home near Auburn, California, and retired it from use in the mid-1950s. The town car languished on his property until 1969, when a college student named John Brooks purchased it from Mr. Lindland’s widow. Mr. Brooks recommissioned the Packard and drove it sparingly over the next two decades before selling it, in 1989, to Charlie Jones of Woodland, California. During the 1990s, the Packard was owned by two distinguished collectors – Frank McGowan and Mark Smith – and was acquired by Robert Valpey in 1999. After showing the town car at the Packard Centennial Celebration in 1999, Mr. Valpey commissioned noted marque expert Chris Charlton of Classic Car Services Inc. in Oxford, Maine, to restore the car in a sympathetic manner, preserving as much of its original character as possible. Since this work was carried out, the Packard has been shown selectively and has always garnered admiration; in 2003, it was awarded Most Elegant Car at the CCCA Grand Experience. This marvelous 645 Deluxe Town Car, with its elegant Murphy coachwork and Schilling family provenance, is a truly exciting find that is sure to attract interest from Packard enthusiasts the world over.
- 117 1929 Studebaker President 8 4 seasons Roadster 7022866 $80,000 $100,000 N/R The President, Studebaker’s first foray into the luxury car market, was unveiled at the 1928 New York auto show and went on to set over 100 AAA-sanctioned speed records. For 1929, chief engineer Barney Roos increased engine displacement to 336 cid and devised a new “double-drop” frame. This improved President was offered in nine body styles, including an attractive Roadster, with a sporting fold-flat windscreen and rear-mounted spare. Advertisements made note of the car’s “smart, fleet body lines,” and buyers really took notice when a President Roadster was chosen to pace the field at the 1929 Indy 500. In 1983, Jim Carpenter of New Jersey bought this President Eight from a collector in Philadelphia, restored it, and treasured it for the next 35 years. In 2018, he sold it to Robert Valpey, a devoted Studebaker enthusiast who had spent decades searching for such a car. Appropriately finished in a two-tone color scheme, benefiting from a recent engine rebuild, and accompanied by an original owner’s manual and factory sales brochure, this Roadster is a fine example of the highly sought-after President Eight and a rare survivor from Studebaker’s golden age.
- 118 1917 Chalmers Record Speedster 111019 $350,000 $450,000 Sheepshead Bay Speedway, New York, 1917, Dawson/Gardham (12 New Mile Records, and 3 New Time Records, 1,898 Miles Covered in 24 Hours), E. Lee Center, Vermont (acquired via Chalmers Motor Company in 1923) (1), Henry C. Wing Jr., Massachusetts (acquired from the above in 1945) (2), Robert W. Valpey (acquired from the above in 1985) (3). The Chalmers Speedster was designed and built specifically to beat Hudson’s 24-hour speed record. The Chalmers engine was upgraded with lightweight Lynite pistons, a two-stage Stromberg carburetor, and a full-pressure oiling system, which combined to produce a reliable 55 hp at 2,600 rpm. To increase its top speed, the Speedster was equipped with a special 3:1 final drive ratio and fitted with a lightweight roadster body with exotic-looking cycle fenders, an aerodynamic radiator cowl, and staggered seating. The factory hired 1912 Indianapolis 500 winner Joe Dawson to drive the car for the record run, with engineer Joe Gardham as a relief driver. On the afternoon of August 1, 1917, the Chalmers Speedster, finished in a dashing black and white livery and stripped of any nonessential components, set off on its record attempt. In a remarkable feat of endurance, Dawson drove the car for 19 continuous hours and set a blistering pace. At the end of 24 hours, the Speedster had covered 1,898 miles at an average speed of 81.09 mph. This result was deemed the highest performance ever made under the observation of the AAA; 15 speed records were set – 12 for mileage, and three for time. Most importantly, Chalmers’ performance shattered the record set by Hudson in May 1916, and did so with an engine 64 cid smaller. Hugh Chalmers was elated with the performance achieved by the Speedster and took full advantage of the publicity. In addition to being covered by nearly every motoring magazine and many major papers, Chalmers’ record-setting run was trumpeted in the company’s advertising. The Record Speedster remained in Chalmers’ ownership until 1923, when the company ceased production after a merger with Maxwell. It was then sold to E. Lee Center, a Chalmers engineer who had been involved with the Speedster project, and he drove the car to his home in New England. After much enthusiastic use, and an encounter with a stone wall, the Record Speedster finally came to rest in a barn on Mr. Center’s property. In 1945, Henry C. Wing Jr., a pioneering early car collector and member of The Veteran Motor Car Club of America, discovered the Chalmers after following a lead from a friend who had heard about a “noisy hot rod type of car driven by an old man in Readsboro, Vermont.” Although the car had fallen into disrepair, Mr. Wing came upon a brass plaque on the dashboard that told the story: “Chalmers Record Speedster Driven by Joe Dawson at Sheepshead Bay, 1917.” Recognizing the significance of his find, Mr. Wing bought the car and trailered it home, where it was kept in storage for the next three decades. In the early 1970s, Mr. Wing had Hollis Simonds restore the Chalmers to its original splendor. After several years of showing and driving the Record Speedster, Mr. Wing sold the car to Robert Valpey, who was enamored with the car’s fascinating history and sporting character. For the past three decades, this automotive treasure has resided as a fixture in Mr. Valpey’s New Hampshire-based collection. Under his ownership, the Chalmers was featured in the pages of Automobile Quarterly and displayed in a special exhibit on historic race cars at the New York State Museum in Albany. Today, it remains in outstanding order in all respects, and is accompanied by a collection of Chalmers literature, magazine articles, a folding soft top, and a spare high-speed rear differential. Never before offered for sale, and with just three private owners from new, this Record Speedster is an outstanding example of a factory-built Nickel-Era racer, a lasting tribute to the great Chalmers marque, and a rare prize for collectors.
- 119 1967 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 FHC 1E33689 $150,000 $200,000 N/R In 1967, this E-Type Coupe, chassis 1E33689, was coupled with engine 7E10806-9, just as it is today; moreover, the consignor states that it still wears its factory Opalescent Maroon paint and black leather interior. Purchased new in December 1966 by Robert Rath of Manhattan Beach, California, the car was sold to its current owner in 2005 by Mr. Rath’s widow, Doris Rath, after 20 years of storage. Following the acquisition, the E-Type was evaluated by Jaguar specialist Britalia Import Auto of Fullerton, California, and treated to an extensive servicing costing over $10,000, with the intent to return this Coupe to the road and retain its status as a highly correct, unrestored Jaguar. With less than 11,000 miles, this E-Type exhibits a lovely patina on the leather and paint, as expected, having aged with integrity. It also retains its original black California license plate, as verified by 1967 DMV receipts, with its 1985 registration sticker. In addition, a tool roll, jack, and five original wheels with period Pirelli Cinturato CN72 tires accompany the sale. Remarkably original, this 1967 E-Type Series I 4.2-Litre Coupe, with just two owners and very low mileage, is a landmark find for any devotee of the Jaguar marque, and should excite the ever-increasing number of preservationists of significant automobiles.
- 120 1939 Alfa Romeo Tipo 256 Touring Berlinetta 915014 $2,750,000 $3,500,000 Marchese Giovanni Maria Cornaggia Medici, Milan, Italy (acquired new in 1939) (1), Parma-Poggio di Berceto, 1939, Cornaggia Medici, No. 14 (7th Overall), Circuito del Imperio, Ostia, 1939, Cornaggia Medici, No. 14 (8th Overall, 7th in Class), Corsa dei Colli Torinesi, 1939, Cornaggia Medici, No. 88 (7th Overall), Trento-Bondone Hill Climb, 1939, Cornaggia Medici (3rd Overall), Corsa dello Stelvio, 1939, Cornaggia Medici, No. 130 (6th Overall), Trofeo Val d’Intelini, 1939, Cornaggia Medici (4th Overall), Targa Abruzzo (Pescara), 1939, Cornaggia Medici, No. 18 (4th Overall), Mille Miglia, 1940, Cornaggia Medici/Gavazzoni, No. 85 (36th Overall, 7th in Class), Giuseppe Giudici di Pietro Giorgio, Pavia, Italy (acquired in 1941) (2), Luigi Piotti, Milan, Italy (acquired from the above in 1942) (3), Mario Mariani, Alessandria, Italy (acquired from the above in 1943) (4), Giuseppe Giudici di Pietro Giorgio, Pavia, Italy (reacquired from the above in 1943) (5), Luigi Verdiani Bandi, Siena, Italy (acquired from the above in 1946) (6), Ernesto Nieri, Livorno, Italy (acquired from the above in 1948) (7), Massimo Nieri, Livorno, Italy (acquired from the above in 1972) (8), Angelo Tito Anselmi, Milan, Italy (acquired from the above in 1975) (9), Giorgio Marzolla, Rome, Italy (acquired from the above in 1982) (10), Current Owner (acquired in 2012) (11). In total, approximately 20 Tipo 256s were built with chassis numbers in the following ranges: 915006-015 and 915020-029. Most were campaigned under the Alfa Corse banner, although a number were reserved for Alfa Romeo’s most important clients – including Benito Mussolini and Count Franco Mazzotti. Throughout 1939 and 1940, the Tipo 256 raced with great success at all the important European venues including the Mille Miglia and Le Mans. Though very few were ever built, the Tipo 256 is an important model in that it represents the final collaboration between Alfa Romeo and Scuderia Ferrari – the two titans of sports car racing in the pre-WWII era. The Alfa Romeo Tipo 256 presented here, chassis 915014, was built in Modena under the direction of Scuderia Ferrari for the 1939 season. As documented in Angelo Tito Anselmi’s tome on the model, Alfa Romeo 6C 2500, this car was originally equipped with engine no. 923810 and fitted with Spider Siluro coachwork, designed and built by Carrozzeria Touring of Milan. Completed in May 1939, the Tipo 256 was immediately delivered to its first owner, Marchese Giovanni Maria Cornaggia Medici. Born in Milan in 1899, Cornaggia Medici was a prominent Italian lawyer and politician, who served four terms as a senator for the Italian Republic. He was also a passionate car enthusiast, who acted as a councilor for the Automobile Club of Milan and was a consistent entrant in the Mille Miglia, driving an Alfa Romeo in the famous race 17 times between 1931 and 1957. Between May and August 1939, Cornaggia Medici successfully campaigned 915014 in eight Italian sports car races. He finished and placed well in each event, with notable result including 3rd Overall at the Trento-Bondone Hill Climb, 6th Overall at the Corsa dello Stelvio, and 4th Overall at the Targa Abruzzo in Pescara. The car’s final competitive outing took place in April 1940 at the Mille Miglia, where Cornaggia Medici and his co-driver B. Gavazzoni placed 36th Overall and 7th in Class. All of these outings are documented in period literature, including several appearances in the factory’s own newsletter, Alfa Corse which reported the latest racing activities. As is well documented, nearly all of the Tipo 256 racing cars were re-bodied between 1939 and 1942, following the outbreak of WWII and the cancellation of Alfa Romeo’s factory racing program. This is certainly the case with 915014, which was returned to Carrozzeria Touring in 1941 at the request of its second owner, Giuseppe Giudici di Pietro Giorgio. Under his ownership, Touring removed the Tipo 256’s original Spider Siluro body and fashioned the handsome coupe body that now sits on chassis 915014. It is understood that this elegant two-passenger coupe was the sole example built, although it is nearly identical to a cabriolet produced at the same time for another Tipo 256, chassis 915008, owned by Fascist Party Secretary Ettore Muti. In 1942, the newly transformed Tipo 256 was sold to its third owner, racing driver Luigi Piotti, and then passed among a series of owners in Northern Italy over the next six years. In 1948, the Alfa Romeo was sold to Ernesto Nieri of Livorno, Italy, and it remained in his family’s ownership for nearly three decades. During Sig. Nieri’s ownership, Carrozzini Morazzi restored the Tipo 256; during this process, the driving lights were removed, the rear window was enlarged, and the bodywork was refinished in bright red. In 1975, Massimo Nieri sold 915014 to Angelo Tito Anselmi, the preeminent automotive historian and author of definitive books on Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Isotta Fraschini, and Carrozzeria Touring. Mr. Anselmi owned the Tipo 256 for seven years, during which time it was photographed for his famous book on the 6C 2500 model. The Alfa Romeo was then sold in 1982 to Giorgio Marzolla of Rome, who eventually wrote and published his own book about the car titled Alfa Romeo 256 Touring: l’unica. Since 2012, the Tipo 256 Coupe has been part of an exclusive private collection in Washington state. The current owner, a collector, long-standing Pebble Beach judge, and renowned restorer, maintains a deep appreciation for the finest Italian sports cars and has become a recognized expert on the Alfa Romeo marque. Over the past two decades, he has restored many important cars and his exceptional work has been rewarded with numerous accolades at the leading concours d’elegance, including multiple First in Class and Best of Show awards at Pebble Beach. In his ownership, the Tipo 256 has been painstakingly restored to the highest standards, and now appears as it did when it left Carrozzeria Touring in 1941. No detail of the car’s presentation has been overlooked, and the only notable deviation from the original specification is the fitment of a much-improved, later-type Alfa Romeo five-speed gearbox. Otherwise, the car retains its important original Tipo 256 components, including its matching-numbers engine. Its unrestored four-speed gearbox is included with the sale. Upon completion of this work, the Alfa Romeo Coupe was invited to make its post-restoration debut at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® and take part in a comprehensive display of Touring-bodied automobiles. After completing the Tour d’Elegance, 915014 was displayed in Class N (Designs by Carrozzeria Touring) and earned First in Class, the Mille Miglia Pre-War Trophy, and the Bulgari Award. Since its successful outing at Pebble Beach, the Tipo 256 has been displayed selectively. In 2018, it received the Alfa Romeo Owners Club Sempreverde Certificato d’Oro (for excellence in restoration and preservation) and also captured Best of Show at the annual Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance. Today, the Touring Coupe remains in pristine, concours-quality condition and is accompanied by a period-correct tool kit and 6C 2500 owner’s manual. In addition to these important accessories, this Alfa Romeo is offered with a beautifully prepared research binder that includes copies of Alfa Corse records relating to the Tipo 256 model, Automobile Club d’Italia road registration documents, a detailed ownership history and race record, archival photographs, and magazine articles. Most importantly, there is also a wealth of original documentation including the Italian libretto issued in 1948, two issues of the Alfa Corse magazine (March and August 1939), and correspondence among Angelo Tito Anselmi, Luigi Fusi, and Ernesto Nieri. A superb, well-documented example of Alfa Romeo’s final prewar competition car, 915014 is an integral part of the Milanese firm’s legendary racing history. Constructed by Scuderia Ferrari in Modena and campaigned by a well-established gentleman driver at major Italian events through 1940, this Tipo 256 represents the ultimate expression of the famed 6C 2500 line. It is certainly among the most desirable and sophisticated sports cars of its era, offering outstanding performance thanks to its highly tuned twin-cam engine and race-bred chassis. Not only does this Alfa Romeo possess the very best sporting credentials, it is a magnificent and unique example of Touring coachwork, possessing both an aesthetic and technical brilliance. Never before offered for public sale, this Tipo 256 Coupe represents a unique opportunity to acquire a singular prewar Alfa Romeo with significant period racing history, gorgeous Touring coachwork, notable provenance, and a restoration by one of the world’s foremost authorities on the marque. Whether this car is viewed as a perfect complement to an otherwise complete collection of six- and eight-cylinder Alfa Romeos, or an ideal entry into this glamorous world, it is a truly exceptional automobile, one worthy of the most sincere consideration.
- 121 1984 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 VF3741R76E5100126 $200,000 $250,000 N/R This incredible 205 T16 was first sold in 1984 to an Italian Peugeot dealer and later became part of his race car collection. The collection was dismantled in late 2011, and the Peugeot was purchased by the current owner with just 6,800 km (about 4,200 miles) on the odometer. The T16 had been painted white, so upon receiving the car, the consignor treated it to a bare-metal respray, returning it to its original gray metallic livery. No additional work was done at the time, the consignor notes, because the Peugeot’s mechanicals and cosmetics remained in superb condition. Many of the approximately 200 examples of the 205 T16 have lived hard lives, but this example is an exceptionally well-preserved car with less than 12,000 km (about 7,500 miles) from new. It is correct down to its original period radio and other interior details. Having had only two caring owners from new, this is an extraordinary example of Group B’s most successful model.
- 122 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Stradale ZLA038AR000000025 $600,000 $700,000 Private Collector, UK (acquired in 1989) (1), Michael Owen Perry, UK (acquired from the above in 2005) (2), Private Collector, London, UK (acquired from the above in 2005) (3), Guido Bortolani, Modena, Italy (acquired from the above in 2008) (4), Lucia Ragnoli, Montecatini Terme, Italy (acquired from the above in 2009) (5), Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2013) (6). Completed in 1985, this example is one of only six S4 Stradales painted in silver metallic, four of which were fitted with a red Alcantara interior, according to the research of model expert Guido Bortolani of Modena. Imported into the UK in early 1989, it was sold with delivery miles by Lancia-Abarth to the collection of a well-known racing personality, where it would spend the next 16 years. In 2005, Michael Owen Perry, also of the UK, purchased the car with just 690 km on the odometer. By 2008, the car was advertised for sale via Walkers Garage in North Yorkshire displaying just 789 km. The S4 was then acquired by Bortolani after being inspected by the Baldi Brothers, famous Lancia experts. In 2009, the car entered Lucia Ragnoli’s Italian race car collection, and was purchased by the current owner in December 2013 with 978 km. Now with less than 2,500 km, this example remains one of the finest unrestored S4s in existence, even retaining yellow inspection markings on its suspension. Although it remains in outstanding unrestored condition, routine maintenance has been performed, with a timing belt service done four years and about 1,200 km ago. This S4 is also fitted with the extremely rare Speedline magnesium wheels that were gravel-specification options for the competition cars. The Lancia is also accompanied by its tool set, owner’s and service manuals, and sales brochure, along with an extra set of wheels. More expensive than a Ferrari F40 when new, the Delta S4 was a technical marvel that honored Lancia’s long tradition of innovation. Even within the world of Group B, the S4 stood out, pushing the boundaries of performance and technological achievement. Today, these examples are among the most prized Group B cars. Since many encountered hard usage early in their lifetimes, finding a well-preserved S4 such as this is a true rarity. The consignor searched the globe for years, and this car was the result of his efforts. With its low mileage, highly original condition, rare specification, and original accessories, this example demands the attention of anyone looking for a world-class piece of motor sport history.
- 123 1986 MG Metro 6R4 00197 $175,000 $225,000 N/R Chassis 00197 was first registered in the UK in 1988, and, in 2013, it was sold to Teo Martín of Madrid, where it resided in his famous collection of rally cars. After a lengthy search for the world’s best 6R4, the consignor acquired 00197 from Martín in 2015 with 1,574 miles on the odometer. David Appleby, the recognized global specialist on 6R4s, then went through the car and performed a reversible conversion to left-hand drive. No drilling or other body modifications were required because, as the consignor reports, the cars were designed to accept either left- or right-hand drive from new. Today, this extraordinarily original example has less than 2,100 miles. The consignor notes that the car retains its original paint and that no restoration work has been required aside from preventive maintenance. This is one of very few unrestored, unraced Metro 6R4s in existence and a very rare opportunity indeed.
- 124 1986 Citroen BX 4TC VF7XBXL0000XL3002 $80,000 $110,000 N/R Citroën built a mere 62 units of the BX 4TC, the French automaker’s entry into Group B rallying. Of those approximately 40 survive, according to the BX 4TC International Register, making the model one of the rarest European performance cars of the 1980s. It was also one of the most unusual. The powerful turbocharged engine was placed ahead of the front axle, and the car combined four-wheel drive with the famous Citroën hydraulic suspension for a unique and thrilling driving experience. The BX 4TC International Register also notes that this example was completed on January 15, 1986, and was the second 4TC manufactured. It went directly to Finn Jørgensen Automobiler, a Citroën agent in Copenhagen, Denmark, where the BX 4TC was put on display at its main showroom and used very sparingly. In late 2002, the car was sold to Christian Martin Nordlund, also of Copenhagen, who maintained it fastidiously while storing it in his heated garage. The current owner purchased the car in July 2015 after having searched for years for the best 4TC he could possibly find. Today, the consignor notes that this very rare Citroën retains its original paint, which displays an appealing light patina in areas, as well as an extraordinarily well-preserved interior. It is an original and authentic 1980s homologation car and one of the rarest and most fascinating of all Group B machines.
- 126 1911 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Thrupp & Maberly Limousine 1850E $1,000,000 $1,500,000 John J. Musker, Norfolk, UK (acquired new via Thrupp & Maberly in 1912) (1), E.W. Butcher, Suffolk, UK (acquired in 1946) (2), Ewart Bradshaw, Preston, UK (acquired in 1954) (3), K. Marsden, UK (acquired from the above in 1964) (4), Fred MacDonald, Port Credit, Canada (acquired from the above in 1964) (5), Gordon E. Smith, Orillia, Canada (acquired circa 1964) (6), Ben Paul Moser, Santa Barbara, California (acquired in 1970) (7), Anthony Michaels, Hampstead, London, UK (acquired from the above in 1970) (8), Dr. Gerald Moore/Heathfield Park Motor Museum, Sussex, UK (acquired in 1973) (9), P.F. Green, UK (acquired in 1977) (10), Lips Autotron Museum, Drunen, Netherlands (acquired in 1978)(11), Manfred Dolleschell, Verl, Germany (acquired in 1990) (12), Daniel Sielecki, Buenos Aires, Argentina (acquired in 2003) (13), David Harrison, Corby, Northamptonshire, UK (acquired in 2005) (14), Current Owner (acquired from the above) (15). Numbered 1850E and originally UK-registered LE 7043, this 40/50 HP Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost was commissioned by Thrupp & Maberly in November 1911 and delivered in March 1912 to be fitted with the firm’s coachwork. It was purchased new by John J. Musker, a founding partner in the renowned Home and Colonial retail chain. According to copies of Rolls-Royce factory records, 1850E was originally specified to receive a Seven-Passenger Landaulette body, somewhat similar in visual terms to the Limousine body actually fitted to the chassis. Notably, 1850E is one of the first cars built with a sliding roof panel, allowing an open-air experience on demand. Oval rear and division windows, plus nickel fittings and grooved Dunlop tires were among other original features of 1850E. Given Mr. Musker’s success breeding thoroughbred horses at his palatial Shadwell Estate home, the speedometer was calibrated in furlongs rather than miles per hour. Notably, this very car was illustrated in a Rolls-Royce factory sales catalogue (January 1914) finished in the same striking color scheme it wears today. According to copies of records from the factory, 1850E was supplied with engine no. 58 (which it retains) and was faithfully serviced and maintained by Rolls-Royce until May 1924, and remained with the Musker family until October 1946, when it was sold to E.W. Butcher of Suffolk, UK. In 1954, the Silver Ghost was acquired by Ewart Bradshaw, an owner of multiple automobile dealerships throughout the UK, and displayed at Preston Garages for most of his ownership. In 1964, Mr. Bradshaw sold the vehicle to K. Marsden of unknown locale, who kept 1850E only briefly before selling it to Fred MacDonald, a lumber dealer from Port Credit, Canada, who traveled to England regularly, purchased cars, and shipped them to Canada; however, Mr. MacDonald was soon forced to liquidate most of his large Rolls-Royce collection. Since Mr. MacDonald neglected to pay the shipper’s fees for 1850E, it remained in a warehouse until Gordon E. Smith of Orillia, Canada, located it, and – after an initially icy conversation with the warehouse manager – purchased it. According to a letter on file from Mr. Smith’s son, the warehouse manager softened upon hearing of Mr. Smith’s part-ownership of a radio station that broadcast an eclectic mix of programming, including religious shows that the manager enjoyed. In 1970, the car was sold to noted collector Ben Paul Moser of Santa Barbara, California, through whom it quickly passed to Anthony Michaels of Hampstead, London. In 1973, 1850E was sold to Dr. Gerald Moore and exhibited at his noted Heathfield Park Motor Museum in Sussex until his wife passed away, followed by the auction sale of 1850E at Earls Court in October 1977. From historical accounts on file, it is understood that about that time, 1850E was restored by Colin Crabbe, the savior of so many great classic cars. According to the authoritative book, The Edwardian Rolls-Royce, 1850E was purchased by P.F. Green, who owned it for only a short time before the car was acquired by the Lips Autotron Museum in the Netherlands, where it remained until 1990. From there, it was sold to Manfred Dolleschell of Verl, Germany, who kept the car until 2003 when it was sold to noted automobile collector and business executive Daniel Sielecki of Argentina, who displayed the car at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® in 2004, receiving the Co-Chairman’s Trophy. In 2005, 1850E was acquired by David Harrison, who kept the car in the UK until May 2014 when the current American owner purchased the venerable Rolls-Royce and displayed it once again at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®. An uncommon wealth of methodically accumulated and organized documentation accompanies the offering of 1850E at auction. Among the many items are copies of factory chassis cards, build and maintenance records, correspondence, previous owner research, books, historic images and press photos, and concours programs, plus invoices for work performed under the current ownership. Beautifully presented and exceptionally well documented, this 1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Limousine is, simply put, a prime and delightful example of these truly significant and capable Edwardian motorcars.
- 127 1956 Jaguar XK140 DHC 818258 $120,000 $150,000 N/R Originally finished in red, this XK140 was first delivered in Buffalo, New York. In 1991, the daughter of its longtime owner placed the Jaguar in storage, where it remained until 2002, when it was sold and sympathetically restored. Acquired by the current owner in 2010, the XK140 was shipped to Zürich, where it essentially received a new restoration. Receipts totaling approximately $130,000 document the new top, mechanical overhaul, and a show-level refinish in the handsome Battleship Gray it wears today. Nearly $30,000 was spent on the interior alone, a remarkable number considering the Jaguar retains its original black leather upholstery. Copious documentation of the meticulous work attests to the particular affection the consignor has for this XK140. The Drophead retains its original matching-numbers engine (per its JDHT Certificate), beautifully patinated black leather interior, burled wooden dash, painted steel wheels, and rear wheel spats. This impressive Jaguar, accompanied by its top boot, original tool roll, and restoration records, is a truly superb example of the sophisticated open XK140, and worthy of close inspection.
- 128 1969 Ferrari 365GTC 12187 $675,000 $750,000 Luigi Galbiati, Milan, Italy (acquired new via Crepaldi S.a.S. in 1969) (1), Celeste Colle, Milan, Italy (acquired from the above in 1970) (2), Dr. Frederick Shulack, Rochester Hills, Michigan (acquired via Viviano A. Corradini in 1974) (3), Thomas Shaughnessy, Oceanside, California (acquired from the above in 2004) (4), Current Owner (acquired from the above) (5). One of only 150 examples of the universally respected 365 GTC built, this extraordinarily well-preserved Ferrari clearly benefits from a limited roster of owners over the past five decades. Blessed with an outstanding documentation file, and further supported by a report compiled by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, chassis 12187 is one of just two 365 GTCs factory-finished in striking Verde Bahram paint. On February 28, 1969, the certificate of origin was issued and the Ferrari was sold new via official dealer Crepaldi S.a.S. to its first owner, Luigi Galbiati of Milan. Sig. Galbiati sold the GTC on April 23, 1970, to Celeste Colle, who registered it in Milan and retained it for the next four years. In August 1974, the Ferrari was sold through well-known Milanese sports car dealer Viviano A. Corradini to Dr. Frederick Shulack of Rochester Hills, Michigan, and was shipped to the US by boat, as noted by original records and correspondence on file. When the 365 GTC arrived in the US, Dr. Shulack and his friend, Terry Myr, the noted Ferrari mechanic, traveled to the port at Newark, New Jersey, to collect the car and drive it home to Michigan. During Dr. Shulack’s long-term ownership, 12187 was driven sparingly, maintained by Mr. Myr, and displayed at the prestigious Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance, first in 1985 and again in 1995. In March 2004, the 365 GTC was sold to Ferrari expert Tom Shaughnessy, who exhibited it that August at the Ferrari Club of America Concours held at Quail Lodge. In 2008, Mr. Shaughnessy sold the GTC to the current owner, a Florida-based collector with a passion for 12-cylinder Ferraris. In his ownership, 12187 has been expertly maintained and benefits from a complete, no-expense-spared engine rebuild by respected marque specialist Al Roberts at Ferrari of Fort Lauderdale. As a result of this work, the Ferrari is reported to be in superb mechanical order and the consignor attests to its sensational performance. As offered, this rare 365 GTC remains in impressively original condition, clearly benefiting from the attentive care lavished on it by a limited roster of owners, particularly those since its arrival in the US in 1974. Remarkably, it retains much of its original, eye-catching Verde Bahram paint finish, as well as its beautifully preserved and wonderfully patinated black leather upholstery. Having received Ferrari Classiche certification, 12187 is accompanied by the corresponding Red Book; extensive documentation including Italian ACI paperwork confirming provenance from new through Dr. Shulack’s acquisition of the car in 1974, correspondence, importation, and shipping paperwork; maintenance and ownership records; plus the aforementioned Massini report. Simply put, this 365 GTC stands proudly as a wonderful example of what many enthusiasts, collectors, and owners rightly regard the finest all-around classic V-12 Ferrari road car, one with understated elegance and outstanding driving dynamics that continues to stand the test of time – 50 years after it was built.
- 129 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Gangloff Stelvio 57-597 $1,200,000 $1,400,000 Jean and Paul d’Aubarède, Lyon, France (acquired new in 1938)(1), Unknown Owner (acquired circa 1944), Henri Malartre, Lyon, France (acquired mid-1950s), Jean-Louis du Montant, Eymoutiers, Haute Vienne, France (acquired from the above in 1957), Dr. Richard Roger, Beverly Hills, California (acquired from the above in 1963), Gary W. Tiscornia, Milford, Michigan (acquired from the above in 1978), Blackhawk Collection, Danville, California (acquired from the above in 1999), Bob Pond, Palm Springs, California (acquired from the above in 2000), Michael Zarabi, Los Angeles, California (acquired from the above in 2013), via RM Monterey ’14 sold $770k to Greg Manocherian, Pound Ridge, New York (acquired from the above in 2014), Current Owner (acquired from the above). In December 1937, Bugatti shipped chassis 57597 with supercharged engine 18C to Carrosserie Gangloff in Colmar in northeastern France, close to the German border. The commission specified the beautiful and rare round-tail design that is often seen on the Jean Bugatti-designed Atalante but is rare on a Stelvio. The specification included late-design integral-mounted headlamps in the front fenders. The finished car was delivered by the Bugatti dealership in Lyon on February 1, 1938, registered with plate no. 4090 PF4, to Jean d’Aubarède and his brother Paul, both of whom resided in Lyon. By 1957, the car was re-registered in Lyon with plate no. 3644 Z 69 to the famous car collector Henri Malartre, who is credited with saving scores of significant European cars from dismantling, and whose museum collection at his château in Rochetaillée-sur-Saône still exists. The equally famous dealer and Bugatti hunter Jean-Louis du Montant of Eymoutiers in western France acquired 57597 from M. Malartre sometime in 1957. It is likely that the car received its current supercharged engine no. 82C from Type 57 chassis 57809 during this time, as Mr. du Montant had owned both cars. Dr. Richard Roger, a cardiologist in Southern California, purchased 57597 in May 1963, keeping it for 15 years before selling it to Gary W. Tiscornia of Milford, Michigan, in 1978. Mr. Tiscornia commissioned a full restoration that was performed by Bob Lorkowski at L’Cars Automotive Specialties in Cameron, Wisconsin, while the mechanical restoration was carried out by the renowned California Bugattist O.A. “Bunny” Phillips. The restoration was completed in 1988, in time to make its debut at the Montefiori Concours d’Elegance, near Chicago, where the Bugatti won its class amid formidable competition. At that show, the Stelvio was personally invited by co-chairman Lorin Tryon to the 1989 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, where it also was awarded First in Class. The car also received three 100-point scores at various CCCA events around the country. In 1999, after 21 years of ownership, Mr. Tiscornia sold the 57C to the Blackhawk Collection, who in turn sold it to noted collector Bob Pond in September 2000, and there it became a centerpiece of his voluminous collection. Mr. Pond maintained and preserved the Bugatti’s show-winning restoration until his collection was sold by his estate in 2013. In 2014, Bugatti enthusiast Greg Manocherian acquired 57597 and retained marque experts Sargent Metal Works of Bradford, Vermont, to perform a major refurbishment. The engine and induction system were removed from the car, internally cleaned and thoroughly serviced, with new water jacket plates and clutch. The coachwork acquired its highly attractive two-tone color scheme, and proper “moustache” bumpers were fitted, enhancing the Bugatti’s captivating design. As the work, with receipts totaling nearly $130,000, drew to a close, the Stelvio was acquired by the consignor, who has since driven it in motoring events in the UK. This example is among the 96 Type 57 chassis that were fitted with a supercharger by the factory. Featuring elegant open Gangloff coachwork, marked by its heavily raked windshield and Atalante-style rear treatment, as well as its excellent road manners, 57597 may well be the quintessential grande routière. The sum total is a sporting classic of the highest order, as exciting as it is beautiful, as elegant as it is thrilling to drive.
- 130 1910 Stanley Model 60 Runabout 5332 $140,000 $180,000 N/R For over 70 years and three generations, this astonishingly original Stanley Runabout was a family favorite in the esteemed Fred Buess collection. It was purchased in Glendale, California in 1937 from a fellow who, despite the car’s fine condition, was fearful of the Stanley’s boiler pressure. A lifelong aficionado of steam technology, Mr. Buess was among the 17 founding members of the Horseless Carriage Club of America, and this Stanley was the car with which he attended most of the club meets between 1937 and 1946. In 1947, the Runabout took its place, among six other Stanleys, on static display in the collection. The current owner acquired this steamer from the Buess family in 2010, and Fred A. Buess Jr. assisted in returning the steamer to working order. Although the seat leather and top fabric have deteriorated some over the years, overall the car is presentable to enjoy and display. It is extremely rare that an unrestored Stanley that has been so lovingly preserved comes to market, and it would be a particular prize for any steam devotee.
- 131 1962 Ferrari 400SA Aerodynamico Coupe 3361SA $2,800,000 $3,400,000 Giuseppe Brainovich, Milan, Italy (acquired new from Sefac S.p.A. in 1962) (1), Giancarlo Meren-Boy, Brescia, Italy (acquired from the above in February 1966) (2), Dino Ferrari, Brescia, Italy (acquired from the above in October 1966) (3), Giuseppe Albrigo, Padova, Italy (acquired from the above in November 1966) (4), Ernesta Comendulli, Italy (acquired in 1969) (5), Salvatore Borrelli, Naples, Italy (acquired from the above in 1977) (6), MED Leasing S.p.A., Milan, Italy (acquired from the above in 1986) (7), Fimesa S.p.A., Milan, Italy (acquired in 1994) (8), Ciro Nappi, Brescia, Italy (acquired from the above circa 1995) (9), Massimo Sordi, Milan, Italy (acquired from the above by 1997) (10), Current Owner (acquired from the above) (11). As the most exotic high-performance automobile of the era and sold new at twice the price of a contemporary Rolls-Royce, few Superamericas were built. Production ran from 1959 to early 1964, with published sources listing 46 examples in total, with all but two fitted with Pininfarina coachwork, and the remaining two bodied by Scaglietti. Production of the 400 Superamerica is divided into two basic groups, with the first 25 cars retrospectively known as “Series I,” based on a 2,420 mm wheelbase length. Of the Series I cars, the majority was fitted with sleek Coupe Aerodinamico coachwork designed by Pininfarina, including the example offered here, numbered 3361 SA. As documented by marque historian Marcel Massini, this 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica, chassis 3361 SA, is one of just 14 short-wheelbase aerodinamico coupes built. On December 18, 1961, the chassis entered the Pininfarina coachworks, where it received its sleek bodywork, elegantly finished in Blu Notte with natural leather. Completed on March 10, 1962, 3361 SA was sent to Switzerland, where it graced the Pininfarina stand at the 1962 Geneva motor show alongside the famous design exercise “Superfast III” (chassis 2007 SA) and 400 Superamerica Cabriolet (chassis 3309 SA). Immediately following the Geneva show on March 26, 1962, a factory certificate of origin for 3361 SA was issued. On May 7, 1962, the Superamerica was registered with Italian license plates for Milan (no. MI 647142) and on May 9 of that year, it was sold new directly by Sefac S.p.A. – as Ferrari was formally named after its reorganization as a public corporation in 1960 – to first owner Giuseppe Brainovich, an automobile collector and loyal Ferrari client. According to factory work orders cited by Massini, 3361 SA was serviced and maintained for Sig. Brainovich four times through August 3, 1965, at Ferrari’s Assistenza Clienti facilities, and he retained it until February 1966, when he sold the vehicle via Milan’s Cornacchia Automobili S.n.c. to second owner Giancarlo Meren-Boy of Brescia. In October 1966, Sig. Meren-Boy sold the Superamerica to Dino Ferrari (unrelated to Enzo Ferrari), on whose behalf 3361 SA sold the next month at auction to Giuseppe Albrigo of Padova, Italy. In July 1969, Sig. Albrigo sold 3361 SA to 25-year-old Ernesta Comendulli, who kept the bespoke Ferrari until January 1977, when she sold it to sixth owner Salvatore Borrelli of Naples, Italy, who kept the Superamerica until July 1986, when he sold it to MED Leasing S.p.A. of Milan. Subsequently, 3361 SA passed through Ciro Nappi of Brescia and then to Milanese collector Massimo Sordi, with the vehicle still finished in its original Blu Notte and retaining its beautifully preserved natural leather upholstery. Sig. Sordi retained 3361 SA for over two decades, and he exhibited it at the 50th and 60th anniversary of Ferrari events held in Maranello during May 1997 and 2007, respectively. In 2004, the highly original Superamerica was inspected by Ferrari Classiche and received a factory certificate of authenticity on May 11, 2004. In February 2011, Sig. Sordi displayed 3361 SA at the Kuwait Concours d’Elegance, a high-profile event where it received Second in Class D (Modern Classic 1961–1975). Later, Sig. Sordi exhibited the Superamerica at both the September 2013 Concorso d’Eleganza Auto e Barche Frédérique Constant e al Trofeo Design dell’Eccellenza at Villa Erba, as well as the June 2016 Concours d’Elegance Pininfarina ad Alassio held at Torino. Under the current ownership, 3361 SA was displayed at the 2018 Cavallino Classic at Palm Beach, Florida. Later in 2018, while focusing on carefully preserving this extremely rare Ferrari’s originality, Al Roberts of Ferrari of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was entrusted to complete an extensive program of service and detailing on 3361 SA, with invoices on file totaling nearly $70,000. All this effort and expense was rewarded in January 2019, when the Superamerica was awarded the coveted Vintage Preservation Cup for Outstanding Preserved Condition Pre-1975 at the Cavallino Classic in Palm Beach. In addition to being a triumph of design, this 400 Superamerica is also eminently capable of being driven – as originally intended, consistent with the other Ferrari thoroughbreds in the consignor’s stable. As offered, 3361 SA is accompanied by a wealth of documents in addition to the Massini report. Among them are the Superamerica’s corresponding ASI homologation paperwork, the Original Italian Registration Libretto (Carta Di Circolazione per Autovettura) with entries to 2009, and the Ferrari Classiche Red Book. Combining all required elements for an outstanding classic Ferrari – extreme rarity, careful preservation, excellent provenance, matching-numbers mechanicals, Ferrari Classiche certification, and excellent “no expense spared” maintenance under the current owner – 3361 SA is a coachbuilt masterpiece that is fit for the finest of sports car collections – bar none.
- 132 1952 Allard K2 Roadster K23127 $100,000 $130,000 N/R Chassis K23127 was delivered on October 7, 1952, bound for the US. Once stateside, it was fitted with a Cadillac V-8 motor with Offenhauser heads and two four-barrel carbs, considered to be the preferred choice. Presenting in black paint with a red interior, this K2 was owned by William Avery of Pennsylvania, who hardly drove the car but commissioned a light restoration in 2012. He assigned Lamborghini of Orlando to repaint the bodywork and refurbish the interior, renew the electricals, and install a roll bar. In 2012, the Allard was purchased by the consignor, a private East Coast collector, who has used the car sparingly. Never raced and always meticulously maintained, this Allard comes with the promise of a great motoring experience.
- 133 1953 Porsche 356 1500 Coupe 50813 $275,000 $325,000 Original Owner (acquired new in 1953) (1), John Green, San Diego, California (acquired circa mid-1950s) unknown, John Green Jr., San Diego, California (acquired from the above circa 1963), Ray Lewis, San Diego, California (acquired circa the 1970s), John Green Jr., San Diego, California (reacquired from the above in 1981), Current Owner (acquired from the estate of the above in 2010). According to its Kardex, this sensational 356 1500 Coupe was completed in August 1953 and imported through Max Hoffman of New York, with the US Equipment package and corduroy seat inserts specified. During the consignor’s research, he was told that the Porsche, by the mid-to-late 1950s, was owned by John Green in San Diego, who subsequently sold it to his son, John Green Jr. The car then reportedly changed hands among several of the son’s acquaintances and was acquired by Ray Lewis of San Diego circa the 1970s, before the son reacquired it in 1981. In 2010, the 356 was sold through the estate of John Green Jr., when it was acquired by the current owner, a meticulous collector and restorer of early 356s. Upon stripping the car, the consignor found a solid, original example for his restoration project. Significantly, the consignor noted that the Porsche retained its originally numbered hood, engine lid, and doors. From 2015 to 2018, the 356 was thoroughly restored with utmost dedication to authenticity. The floors and longitudinals were replaced, as were the front fender edges, and the car was painted in red primer, just as Porsche did throughout its early 356 production. Undercoating of the correct thickness was then applied. Much of the work was carried out in the owner’s own restoration facility with receipts on file totaling over $150,000. Jim Gordon Auto Restorations in Paramount, California, refinished the body in the stunning and period-correct shade of Adria Blue Metallic over a gray interior with corduroy inserts. To ensure the accuracy of the interior, an unrestored 1953 356 Coupe was used for reference, and the vinyl and corduroy were carefully matched and sourced. The matching-numbers engine was rebuilt by Glenn Roberts in San Diego, and noted specialist Vic Skirmants of North Branch, Michigan, supplied and prepared a correct 519 four-speed transaxle. The consignor reports that he made every effort to preserve and restore the original pieces of the car, rather than source new reproduction parts. The quality of the work was demonstrated at the PCA’s July 2018 Porsche Parade in Missouri, where the 356 was awarded First in Class in the Restoration Division as well as being First in the Concours Division Group, the highest honor for a restored Porsche with a score of 299.8 out of 300 points. Offered with tool kit, jack, restoration documentation, Kardex, and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this early and rare 356 is one of the most stunning examples ever to be restored and a significant opportunity not to be missed.
- 134 1926 Packard Eight 236 Phaeton 216444 $100,000 $125,000 N/R This elegant Packard Eight 236 Phaeton was sold new in Massachusetts and was discovered there decades later by respected New Hampshire-based collector Robert Valpey. At the time he purchased the Packard, it remained in fine, unrestored condition, with its original upholstery and body tag (no. 281-576) intact. In 1983, the Phaeton was sold to Avery Hall, a long-standing member of the Vermont Automobile Enthusiasts (VAE) club. Over the next decade, he undertook a painstaking restoration, overseeing the project and enlisting the talents of local experts David Patridge, Scott Sargent, and Mike Lemire. Completed in the mid-1990s, the Phaeton was finished in a tasteful, period-correct color scheme of Plymouth and Pilgrim Gray, with Flamingo Carmine striping, black fenders, and a tan top. The quality and accuracy of the restoration has since earned this Packard awards in CCCA competition and an AACA First Prize at Hershey, Pennsylvania. In 1995, it was selected as Best of Show at the Stowe Antique and Classic Car Meet, an annual VAE gathering that attracts hundreds of classic cars to the show field. Meticulous care has ensured that the Packard remains in outstanding condition, and the car is complete with proper weather equipment and original literature, including an owner’s manual, accessories catalogue, and a dealers’ price list. A file rich with correspondence, photographs, articles, and restoration records accompanies the sale and attests to the remarkable attention that Mr. Hall lavished on his beloved Packard over the past three and a half decades.
- 135 1953 Alfa Romeo 6C3000CM Superflow IV AR136100128 $6,000,000 $8,000,000 Aaron Mosko’s Italian Motors, Denver, Colorado (acquired in 1960) (1), Howard Wignall, Littleton, Colorado (acquired from the above circa 1965) (2), Jackson Brooks, Fort Collins, Colorado (acquired from the above in 1975) (3), Ernest Kanzler, Los Angeles, California (acquired from the above in 1979) (4), Peter Kaus, Aschaffenburg, Germany (acquired circa 1988) (5), Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2006) (6). Despite the successes it achieved, Alfa Romeo withdrew from factory-backed racing after the 1953 season to focus its resources on the development of a new production model – the Giulietta. As a result, the 6C 3000 CM program was put to an abrupt end and several of the eight cars built were sold to important customers. One car, chassis 00125, was sold to Jo Bonnier and rebuilt by Zagato, while another, chassis 00126, was sold to Argentine president Juan Peron and fitted with custom coachwork by Boano. The 6C 3000 CM presented here, chassis 00128, was originally built as a Berlinetta by Colli and is believed to have been part of Alfa Romeo’s 1953 Le Mans effort, serving as the team’s training car for the famous endurance race. When Alfa Romeo gave up racing, this car was shipped to Carrozzeria Pinin Farina in Torino, where 00128 became the foundation for one of the most influential show cars of the 1950s – a rolling test bed for new ideas that the coachbuilder christened “Superflow.” The 6C 3000 CM’s first appearance as a Superflow took place in April 1956 at the Torino Motor Show. In its original form, the Pinin Farina design featured dramatic tail fins, see-through Plexiglas front fenders, a heart-shaped grille, and a wraparound windscreen with a full glass canopy and “gullwing” roof panels. Finished in white with blue coves and upholstery, the Alfa Romeo Superflow did not remain in its original form for long. It soon returned to Pinin Farina, where it was restyled for its next appearance – at the Salon de l’Automobile in Paris that October. In creating Superflow II, Pinin Farina replaced the unusual transparent fenders with conventional steel wings and covered headlamps. Although the original glass canopy remained largely unchanged, the body’s traditional grille was substituted for a lower air intake, simple hood scoop, and oversized Alfa Romeo badge, while the rear fenders were reworked to incorporate transparent Plexiglas fins. The updated body was then repainted red with white striping, the interior was re-trimmed, and the badging was revised to reflect the updated Superflow II identity. In 1958, Pinin Farina redesigned the Alfa Romeo once again, resulting in the Super Spider. An open sports car, finished entirely in white with bright red upholstery, the Super Spider featured open headlamps, a raked windscreen, and large faired-in headrests that recalled the Disco Volante Spiders built by Touring in the early 1950s. Liberated from soon-to-be-outmoded fins, the Super Spider featured an elegant, rounded rear section with simple wraparound taillights. Unveiled at the 1959 Geneva motor show, the Super Spider was particularly influential, as many of its design cues were repeated in the Duetto Spider that arrived in 1966. Not yet satisfied with the design, Pinin Farina kept busy by remodeling the entire car one last time. Unveiled in its final form at the Geneva motor show in March 1960, Superflow IV featured covered headlamps, smoother fender profiles, and a new windshield frame. The design’s most remarkable feature was its extraordinary glass canopy, made possible by a structural ridge running down the center of the roof, with sliding roof panels and removable windows on either side. In late 1960, following its show and promotional duties in Europe, Superflow IV was flown to the US, toured the country, and left with Continental Alfa Romeo in Boulder, Colorado. In February 1961, the 6C 3000 CM graced the cover of Sports Cars Illustrated, and was road-tested by Karl Ludvigsen for a feature titled “Last of the Red-Hot Alfas.” During the early 1960s, Superflow IV was displayed at Aaron Mosko’s Italian Motors in Denver, and, some years later, it was sold to Howard Wignall of Littleton, Colorado. In 1975, noted car collector Jackson Brooks purchased the Alfa Romeo from Mr. Wignall, paying $35,000 for the car. The following year, he drove 00128 to and from California to take part in the annual Monterey Historic Automobile Races and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®. Years later, Mr. Brooks wrote about his adventures in a memoir titled Cars I Could’ve, Should’ve, Kept, in which he vividly described the experience of driving this one-of-a-kind Alfa Romeo: “I drove it home to get the feel of the car, and it was simply fantastic. The only cars that were as thrilling for me to drive were the 8C-2.3, the 8C 2.9 Alfas and the 250 Mille Miglia Ferraris. The acceleration felt like a big spring was being released. The shift lever was mounted on the very high, carpeted tunnel and it felt solid as a bank vault. The gearing is out of this world for high-speed road racing. Speed through the gears is 66, 93, 122, 145, and 166! And the drum brakes were the best I have ever experienced, and may have been the most advanced drum brakes ever…I put the car over the pit in my garage at home and just marveled at the beautiful drive train and undercarriage.” In 1979, Mr. Brooks sold Superflow IV to Ernest Kanzler of Los Angeles, who retained the car through the late 1980s. From there, the Alfa Romeo was sold to Peter Kaus of Aschaffenburg, Germany, and he proudly displayed it in his Rosso Bianco Museum alongside other important Italian sports cars. During his ownership, Mr. Kaus decided to pay homage to the racing legacy of the 6C 3000 CM by removing the car’s Pinin Farina coachwork and commissioning a replica of a Colli Spider body to be built and fitted to the chassis. The 6C 3000 CM remained in this configuration until 2006, when the Rosso Bianco Museum closed, and the car was sold to the current owner, a prominent North American collector with a passion for coachbuilt Italian sports cars. In his ownership, Superflow IV was completely restored to show condition by Tillack & Co. of Redondo Beach, California, during which time the Pinin Farina body was reunited with the original chassis. At the same time, a replica chassis was built and fitted with the Colli-style Spider body, and this accompanies the sale. Since its restoration was completed, Superflow IV has been exhibited at prestigious events and received major awards, a credit to its superb presentation and historic significance. In its debut at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, it received First in Class and the Vitesse Trophy. The following year, it was shown at Villa d’Este, and in 2017, it captured Best of Show awards at the Salon Privé Concours d’Elegance and the Warren Classic & Supercar Show in the UK. Today, the Alfa Romeo remains in pristine condition and is poised for future success on the concours lawn. Built in extremely limited numbers, the 6C 3000 CM is one of the most rare and sought-after postwar Alfa Romeo models. Not only are these the last great front-engine, large-displacement competition cars built by the celebrated Milanese firm, they are also among the most exotic, possessing groundbreaking engineering and extraordinary performance. Today, just four examples are known to survive, all of which are kept in the Alfa Romeo factory museum or in significant private collections. Among the surviving examples, this car is unique in that its thoroughbred competition underpinnings are clothed in a one-of-a-kind show car body, designed and built by Carrozzeria Pinin Farina, the most famous and influential of all Italian coachbuilders. In its various guises, this exceptional Alfa Romeo was displayed at the leading international motor shows – Torino, Paris, and Geneva – and, in the years since, has been featured in numerous books on Alfa Romeo and Pinin Farina. Furthermore, it possesses a known, continuous provenance, and its expert restoration and sensational appearance have earned it an impressive concours pedigree.
- 136 1961 Fiat 600 Jolly 626268 $75,000 $95,000 N/R Over the years, many Jollys have been modified to meet the whims and wiles of specific owners and their hobbies – but not this example. Unaltered from factory specification, this lovely light blue 600 comes with a well-chronicled provenance. Originally imported through Houston to the Italian Southwest Car Company of Fort Worth, Texas, chassis 626268 was first owned by Karney Cochran of Wellsville, New York – and his family’s tenure with the car continued for 54 years. In 2015, showing just 18,000 miles, it was acquired by the current owner, a collector in the Netherlands who commissioned a restoration by specialist Martin Dijkhof. The work was completed this past year, costing nearly $90,000 and included a refurbishment of the wicker seats by craftsmen from the renowned Aangeenbrug atelier in Lisse. The Jolly is offered with a tool roll, instruction book, and its 1961 Bill of Sale. Barely driven since restoration, this gorgeous Jolly is correct to its original specifications and is primped, primed, and prepped to provide miles of whimsical entertainment to its next owner.
- 137 1972 Ferrari 246GT Dino 03656 $400,000 $500,000 Emile Belhumeur, North Smithfield, Rhode Island (acquired new in 1974) (1), Iggy Moore, New York, New York (acquired from the above circa 1977) (2), Peter Kolsky, Beaverton, Oregon (acquired from the above in 2004) (3), via RM Monterey ’08 sold $118k?, Current Owner (acquired in 2010) (4). According to research conducted by the consignor, this beautifully restored example of Ferrari’s popular Dino 246 GT was completed in April 1972, finished in Blu Dino Metallizzato paint and trimmed with an interior of beige leather. Specified for the US, equipped with instruments in miles, chassis 03656 was exported to Chinetti-Garthwaite Imports in Pennsylvania, and an early odometer statement suggests the car was originally retailed through Archway Motors of Manchester, Missouri. In August 1974, the Ferrari was sold to its first private owner, Emile Belhumeur of North Smithfield, Rhode Island. Entries in the Dino’s original warranty booklet note that Autohaus Inc. of Cohasset, Massachusetts, serviced the car twice during the 1970s. Sometime after the second service, the 246 GT was sold to Iggy Moore of New York City. In June 2004, the Ferrari was purchased from Mr. Moore by Peter Kolsky, a vice president of design at Nike’s worldwide headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. Mr. Kolsky entrusted the respected dealership Ron Tonkin Ferrari to service the Dino as needed during his ownership. In May 2010, the consignor, a Ferrari enthusiast based in Washington, acquired the 246 GT and exhibited it at the 2010 Concorso Italiano and at an FCA Pacific Region Concours. The owner then decided to conduct a complete show-quality restoration, retaining Carlo Durante (a respected former Formula 1 mechanic known for his restoration work) and Denny Markopoulos (a Ferrari specialist) to evaluate the car. The engine and transmission were then completely rebuilt by Durante, and numerous ancillary parts received specialized machine work by John Maloney and Mike Soldano. The marque experts at Rillos Restoration were entrusted to restore the body and frame, including a bare-metal repaint in the original factory color of Blu Dino Metallizzato. Dennison International assisted in precise paint matching and specialized screen printing for certain components, while the electrical systems and wiring harness were refreshed by Ted Slatten. Art Brass Plating redid the brightwork, Seattle Speedometer reconditioned the instruments, and Massimo’s Upholstery trimmed the interior with correct leather sourced from HVL in the Netherlands. In 2018, the stunning restoration was recognized with an FCA Platinum Award at Concorso Italiano in Monterey, and a First in Class at the FCA Northwest Region Concours in Washington. In keeping with its high-quality presentation, this Dino is offered with a tool kit and jack, owner’s handbooks, original warranty book, emergency road equipment, and extensive records and photos documenting the restoration effort. Displaying 47,822 miles at the time of cataloguing, this beautifully restored Dino 246 GT is a truly outstanding example that should attract the fancy of any discerning Ferrari enthusiast.
- 138 1925 Renault 40HP Labourdette Torpedo Skiff 233894 $900,000 $1,200,000 Solis Family, Extremadura, Spain (acquired new in 1925) (1), Toda Family, Madrid, Spain (acquired from the above circa 1970) (2), Tom Price, Larkspur, California (acquired from the above in 2011) (3), Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2014) (4). This example, chassis 233894, is equipped with rare and decidedly sporting coachwork, Labourdette’s torpédo skiff design. Henri Labourdette’s signature style mimicked a sleek wooden vessel and first appeared on a Panhard et Levassor chassis in 1912. Eric Le Moine, who retains the Labourdette archives, reports that this was the final skiff body built by Labourdette and is original to this chassis. In designing this body for Renault, Labourdette was careful to retain the signature “coal scuttle” hood design, a function of the radiator positioned behind the engine, rather than in front of it. The massive hood, hinged at the rear, opens to reveal the heart of the 40 CV – a 9.1-liter inline six-cylinder engine, Renault’s largest six-cylinder engine in the company’s history. The resultant 140 hp was necessary to propel the large formal cars, but this engine was equally at home in competition use. A 40 CV finished in 1st Place at the 1925 Monte Carlo Rally and in August of the following year, a streamlined, single-seater set a 24-hour speed record at Montlhéry, averaging 107.89 mph and eclipsing the mark set by Bentley. The original owner of this car was the Solis family of Extremadura, Spain, and it remained in their possession for approximately 45 years. It then passed to Mr. Toda of nearby Madrid who owned a Renault repair agency. Eager to enjoy his new acquisition, Mr. Toda entered the extraordinary machine in the Trofeo Schweppes Rally in 1970, a 600-mile trek from Madrid to Benidorm and back. A badge commemorating that event accompanies the car. Following limited use by the Toda family, Tom Price of Larkspur, California, acquired it in May 2011, interested in its original condition after having spent more than 85 years in the semi-arid climate around Madrid. This impressive Renault made its US debut at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® in the Prewar Preservation class. Fantastic original details abound, and the Labourdette body number (5102) is stenciled in several locations of the highly detailed skiff coachwork. The current owner acquired the car in March 2014 and has been careful to preserve the original character of the car. The dark mahogany wood panels of its body contrast beautifully with the polished aluminum used for the hood. Black fenders and artillery wooden wheels complete the design, resulting in a unique and sporting open phaeton. Leather on the front seats was replaced, but hides were carefully matched to the original grain and color. The original hides have been preserved and accompany the sale of the car. The 40 CV’s dual cowl design features a second V-angled windshield, providing protection from the elements for its rear-seat passengers. A period Louis Vuitton suitcase is mounted at the rear of the Renault, and the sale includes an exceedingly rare factory sales brochure and owner’s manual. From introduction in 1923 through 1928, just over 600 of these magnificent 40 CV models were built, most with factory coachwork, and very few survive today. The combination of an exceedingly rare model coupled with the final Labourdette skiff body, in largely original condition courtesy of just four owners who preserved it for 94 years, makes for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity A young member of the Solis family dwarfed by the 40 CV Labourdette Skiff, circa 1927 for its next owner.
- 139 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 327/360 Coupe 20867S103973 $325,000 $375,000 Silver over Black. 360BHP 327cui V8. 4 speed T10 gearbox. Unknown, Ray Bowyer ’70s, Chris Wickersham ’04, vendor ’05. Excellent car, well specced. Restored by Jeff Reade of American Motoring Memories. Concours award winner. 1 of perhaps 30 examples. Docs. via Gooding Pebble ’17 sold $352k.
- 140 2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica 143103 $275,000 $325,000 N/R Finished in Rosso Corsa (Racing Red) over a Beige leather interior with red stitching, this 2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica is one of approximately 170 allocated to the US and was purchased new at Penske-Wynn Ferrari of Las Vegas in October 2005. Specified with a semiautomatic F1 gearbox, other options include power Daytona seats with red inserts, five-spoke modular wheels, black-painted brake calipers, Scuderia Ferrari fender shields, two-tone black and beige dashboard and steering wheel, and high-power stereo with CD changer. Driven less than 12,000 miles, this Superamerica presents extremely well throughout. Documented with service records, Ferrari Lake Forest in Lake Bluff, Illinois, performed a belt and fluid service less than 200 miles ago in November 2017. Highly sought-after, all 559 examples of the Superamerica were sold to Ferrari’s VIP customers before the first car was built. Accompanied by books, keys, service records, and tool roll still wrapped in protective plastic, this sale presents a great opportunity to purchase a very exclusive Ferrari and savor an exciting open-air driving experience.
- 141 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing 198.040.5500780 $1,300,000 $1,600,000 Nancy and William R. Roche, San Francisco, California (acquired new in 1956) (1), Fred Lustig, Reno, Nevada (acquired from the above in 1974) (2), Newton Withers, Anaheim, California (acquired from the above in 2006) (3), via Gooding Pebble ’07 sold $715k Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2007) (4). This 300 SL Gullwing, according to a copy of its original build record, was dispatched from Stuttgart on October 10, 1955. Special from the start, this example was painted in Erdbeerrot (Strawberry) Metallic (DB 543), one of only 12 originally painted in this sporting shade – less than 1% of total production. In the 64 years that have elapsed since, this Gullwing has led a particularly charmed life, and it presents today as one of the finest unrestored examples of its kind. Retailed through Mille Miglia Motors on Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco in early 1956, the coupe was purchased by Bill Roche and his wife Nancy, who kept their cherished Mercedes-Benz garaged at their home in an upscale San Francisco neighborhood. Early service records reveal fanatical attention to the car’s mechanical maintenance, with the engine oil being changed four times over Mr. Roche’s first 13 months and 5,200 miles of ownership; and invoices indicate that almost all of its recorded mileage to date was accrued within the first seven years of its existence. Beginning in about 1963, Mr. Roche put the Gullwing into a state of static preservation, reportedly even draining the fuel lines and dutifully turning the engine over by hand on a monthly schedule. According to the son of Fred Lustig, the Gullwing’s second owner, this is the condition in which he and his father found the car when they purchased it in 1974. Mr. Lustig then continued the regimen upon adding it to his collection in Saratoga, California, where it resided alongside several other significant, if elder, siblings, including an 1898 Benz Velo, a 1900 Benz Ideal, and a 540K. Mr. Lustig, an avid Mercedes-Benz enthusiast, served as the president of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America for many years and, within that club, his Strawberry Gullwing was often a reference standard for originality, guiding many restorers’ pursuits of authenticity during a time when many Gullwings were undergoing first restorations. Mr. Lustig, who later relocated to Reno, Nevada, was a friend of legendary car collector Bill Harrah, and for many years this 300 SL was on static display within Harrah’s Automobile Collection in nearby Sparks. In 2006, the Lustig family decided to sell the Gullwing, and it soon came to the attention of Southern California car collector Newt Withers and his business partner. Upon their arrival at Harrah’s collection facility, the two immediately recognized this car’s rare status as a time-warp original example, which showed less than 9,500 miles. Since it had not been started in several years, the Gullwing was transported directly to respected Mercedes-Benz expert Jerry Hjeltness near San Diego. Hjeltness gently returned the 300 SL’s systems to full operation. In addition to the Gullwing’s outstanding overall condition, it was noted at the time that the car retained rarely seen factory details, including the green-painted finish on the back side of the wheels and the two small drain holes punched along the lower edge of the side-glass rubber. Upon the Gullwing’s return to the road later in 2006, Mr. Withers later reported that the 300 SL felt to him like a virtually new car, driving amazingly well with impressive throttle response and nary a squeak nor rattle. In 2007, the Gullwing was acquired by the consignor, who added it to his world-class private collection. Displaying just 9,950 miles at the time of cataloguing, the 300 SL is believed to retain the vast majority of its original paint, possibly with a light clear coat added at some point. It retains its original black Roser leather interior which presents astoundingly well. Included with the sale are the factory keys; the original manuals, featuring handwritten notes of the first owner in the service record; a matching luggage set; and a tool roll, as well as a touring kit. It is evident that each of this Gullwing’s four owners have treated the car with the utmost care and respect and, as a result, it can claim a level of preservation and originality seldom seen on any sports car of its era. With many of today’s collectors looking to preserve unrestored examples of significant cars, this rare Strawberry Gullwing should be particularly prized. Gooding & Company is proud to offer this highly significant 300 SL, and welcomes close inspection of this important historical artifact.
- 142 1964 Citroen 2CV Sahara 0661 $90,000 $120,000 N/R Ultimately versatile, the drop-top Sahara can run as a front-engine front drive, rear-engine rear drive, or dual-engine 4-wheel drive, depending upon the need of the moment. With both engines engaged, the Sahara is said to be capable of climbing at angles up to 45°. From 1958 to 1966, 694 Saharas were constructed, and it is estimated that as few as 27 remain. Originally sold in Switzerland, this Sahara includes operating manuals in both French and German. The consignor purchased this Sahara in 1998 from its original owner, and submitted it to legendary Citroën authority and restorer Vincent Crescia for a recommissioning as needed, while preserving the car’s attractive patina. Believed to have covered approximately 64,000 km since new, this extremely rare and intact Sahara is a perfect conversation starter – with two starters!
- 143 1964 Aston Martin DB5 DB5/1612/L $700,000 $800,000 The Fine Car Store, San Diego, California (acquired by 1987) (1), Dr. David Walden, Newport Beach, California (acquired from the above in 1987) (2), via Gooding Scottsdale ’17 sold $880k to Private Collector (acquired from the above in 2017) (3), Current Owner (acquired from the above) (4). Of the 899 DB5 coupes built, a scant 220 were constructed as left-hand-drive cars; of those, just 193 were intended for US delivery. Completed in June 1964, this Aston Martin, chassis DB5/1612/L, was dispatched to legendary car dealer Peter Satori of Pasadena, California. According to factory records, this DB5 was originally finished in the distinctive color scheme of Sand over green Connolly leather and generously optioned with chrome wire wheels, a limited-slip differential, Normalair air-conditioning, and Armstrong Selectaride adjustable suspension. Records also note that a 2″ spacer was factory fitted to the steering column to bring the steering wheel closer to the driver. Although little is known of this DB5’s earliest years, by the mid-1980s, the Aston Martin had been refinished in its present color scheme and was offered for sale by The Fine Car Store in San Diego. Beginning in 1987, the car was proudly held by Dr. David Walden of Newport Beach, California, as the centerpiece of his postwar sports car collection, and he added less than 1,000 miles to the DB5 during his 30 years of ownership. In 2017, via a private collector, the rare Aston Martin passed to the consignor and has since been displayed in his diverse collection. Having spent a majority of its life garaged in Southern California, this elegant DB5 presents particularly well. Finished in striking dark green metallic with black leather interior, it is a most attractive example, with many important original details still intact. For example, the chassis number is etched on both headlight trim rings and is written in chalk underneath the rear seat cushion. Boasting an ideal factory specification, long-term single family ownership, and genuine character, this left-hand-drive DB5 is surely among the most desirable examples of a David Brown Aston Martin. Among the most intact and ideally outfitted of its kind, this outstanding DB5 is deserving of a place of honor in sophisticated collections the world over.
- 144 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster 1E11190 $220,000 $260,000 N/R Benefiting from years of controlled storage as well as a recent ground-up restoration, this striking Jaguar E-Type Roadster is one of the finest examples offered in recent memory. According to a JDHT Certificate, chassis 1E11190 completed assembly in late June 1965 and was dispatched for personal export delivery two weeks later. The Jaguar reportedly passed through two different initial owners, the latter of whom garaged the car at his Knoxville, Tennessee, home for several decades. Discovered in a well-preserved state in 2018, the Roadster was soon purchased by the consignor, an E-Type specialist known for his fastidious and thorough restorations. The engine was completely rebuilt and balanced, the gearbox was refurbished, the rear differential received new bearings and ring and pinion, and every mechanical system was rebuilt or replaced, including the brakes and wiring harness. A few tasteful upgrades were undertaken for performance and aesthetics, including the installation of an alloy radiator, 6″ wide Dayton wheels shod with Michelin tires, and a change of the final drive ratio to a taller 3.07:1. A deep coat of stunning opalescent light green paint complemented by a new interior in beige leather completed this Roadster’s masterful refurbishment. Displaying approximately 23,000 miles, this E-Type is accompanied by a tool kit, manual, and restoration documentation. It would make an outstanding addition to any collection, and will resonate with marque enthusiasts everywhere.
- 145 1958 Ferrari 250GT Pininfarina Spider 0789GT $7,000,000 $8,000,000 Prince Alessandro “Dado” Ruspoli, Rome, Italy (acquired new in 1958) (1), Theofanis Katramapoulos, Rome, Italy (acquired from the above in 1959) (2), Various Italian Owners (1960–1974), Guglielmo Collizzolli, Padova, Italy (acquired from the above in 1974), Fabrizio Brigato, Vicenza-Grumolo delle Abbadesse, Italy (acquired from the above in 1988), Bob Marceca, North Salem, New York (acquired from the above in 1988), Len Immke, Columbus, Ohio (acquired from the above in 1989), Ron Hein, Los Angeles, California (acquired from the above in 1990), Current Owner (acquired from the above in 1998). The Series I Cabriolet presented here, chassis 0789 GT, is the 13th example built. It entered the Pinin Farina custom workshop on October 18, 1957, was assigned job number 19459, and was completed that fall, finished in Grigio Metallizzato (Metallic Gray) with black leather upholstery. As every Series I Cabriolet was essentially hand built to order, no two were exactly alike. This car has the remarkable distinction of being fitted with the most desirable coachwork features, including covered headlights, front bumperettes, and dramatic chromed side air vents in the front fenders. According to the research of Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, just four of the 40 Series I Cabriolets were originally delivered with this highly sought-after combination of features, those being chassis 0705 GT, 0737 GT, 0777 GT, and 0789 GT. After the certificate of origin for 0789 GT was issued in January 1958, the new Ferrari was delivered to its first owner, Prince Alessandro “Dado” Ruspoli. As would be expected of an Italian playboy prince, Ruspoli had a particular affinity for exotic sports cars. In 1948, he commissioned a Ghia-bodied Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Cabriolet, with which he won the Grand Prix d’Honneur at the Monte Carlo Concours d’Elegance. In the 1950s, he became enamored with Ferraris and owned several including a 340 America, a one-off 250 GT Speciale, and a 410 Superamerica. By the late 1960s, he had become loyal to Maserati, owning both a 3500 GT and a Mistral Spider. Of all these cars however, the rakish Series I Cabriolet was perhaps the most fitting choice for Prince Ruspoli, as it perfectly reflected his appreciation for artistry, design, speed, and excitement. The Cabriolet did not remain in his hands for long, however. In 1959, 0789 GT was sold to a friend, Theofanis Katramapoulos, and throughout the 1960s and early 1970s, it passed among a succession of owners in northern Italy, most likely to minimize exposure to Italy’s notorious tax regulations. In July 1974, Guglielmo Collizzolli, a resident of Padova, purchased the Ferrari from a gentleman in Milan and had it sent to Carrozzeria Fantuzzi for restoration. Refinished in burgundy, and fitted with Dunlop disc brakes, the Ferrari was then driven in a variety of historic events including the Coppa d’Oro Storica delle Dolomiti in 1978 and the Ferrari Days celebration held in Modena during 1983. The Series I Cabriolet remained in Sig. Collizzolli’s ownership until 1988, when it was sold to another Italian enthusiast, Fabrizio Brigato, whose stable of important sports cars included a Ferrari 250 GT SWB Comp/61, a Maserati 300S, and an Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ. Later that year, 0789 GT left Italian ownership for the first time and, by 1990, it had been sold to noted collector Ron Hein of Los Angeles. During Mr. Hein’s ownership, the Series I Cabriolet was restored to the highest standards, with the objective of creating a spectacular, 100-point show car. To this end, the Ferrari was completely disassembled and taken down to bare metal, while Mr. Hein consulted with leading marque experts to ensure accuracy in each and every detail. As the Pinin Farina coachwork was meticulously prepared and refinished in black lacquer, the drivetrain was completely rebuilt by Charles Betz and Fred Peters. Before the reassembly stage, all of the ancillary mechanical components were restored by experts, and a copy of the car’s build sheet was secured, confirming that 0789 GT retains its original engine (internal no. 0124C), gearbox (38 C), and differential (56 GTC), Completed in the summer of 1994, the Series I Cabriolet made its post-restoration debut at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, where it earned First in Class honors. Over the next three years, 0789 GT was campaigned on the concours circuit to great effect, capturing six consecutive First in Class awards and four Best of Show trophies at premier events, including Concorso Italiano and the Ferrari Club of America Vintage Concours. Since 1998, this exquisite Series I Cabriolet has remained a fixture in an extraordinary East Coast collection composed of only the finest coachbuilt and one-of-a-kind Ferraris. Although it has always been maintained in show-ready condition under its current owner, the Ferrari has been exhibited on rare occasions, most recently in 2007, when it was invited to take part in a special display of Series I Cabriolets at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in Carmel, California. In keeping with its impeccable presentation, this award-winning Pinin Farina Cabriolet is offered with a comprehensive file of supporting documentation. This includes a report produced by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, copies of the invaluable factory build sheets, extensive Automobile Club d’Italia registration records, correspondence, and period photographs. Also included are voluminous restoration records that attest to the meticulous nature and comprehensive scope of the work performed. Beyond these important records, the Ferrari’s outstanding current condition is a lasting testament to the exceptional quality and accuracy of the original restoration effort carried out 25 years ago. Tastefully finished in elegant black lacquer over rich, olive green leather, this Pinin Farina Cabriolet is an absolute jewel of a sports car, possessing perfect proportions, sculpted bodylines, and intricate details – mirroring the finest characteristics of the Ferrari chassis that lay beneath. With just 40 examples built, the 250 GT Pinin Farina Series I Cabriolet is among the most rare and exclusive road-going Ferraris of the 1950s. As in the case of 0789 GT, these were cars built for glamorous people, powered by Ferrari’s legendary race-proven 12-cylinder engine, and hand built by the craftsmen who perfected the art of bespoke, custom coachbuilding. These extraordinary automobiles rarely trade hands, either at auction or privately, as most are fixtures in major collections or heirlooms in long-term family ownership. An ideally specified, matching-numbers car restored to the highest standards, this particular Series I Cabriolet possesses every aesthetic, technical, and historic quality one looks for in a classic Ferrari. Its history is clear and well documented, and its provenance superb. Arguably the finest example of its type, this Series I Cabriolet has remained an object of desire since Prince Ruspoli first took delivery in Rome over 60 years ago. Today, it remains as beautiful and appealing as ever. Having known this outstanding Ferrari for many years and admired its wonderful qualities, Gooding & Company recommends serious consideration of this magnificent Series I Cabriolet – truly a car for the connoisseur.
- 146 1930 Packard 740 Custom Eight Roadster 181252 $200,000 $300,000 N/R Original Owner (acquired via California dealer Earl C. Anthony circa 1930) (1), Scott Newhall, Piru, California (acquired in 1958), Willett Tryon, Sonoma, California (acquired from the above in 1965), Chris Bock, Nevada City, California (acquired from the above in 1987), Tom Crook, Renton, Washington (acquired from the above in 1988), Current Family (acquired from the above in 1989). Delivered to Packard dealer Earl C. Anthony of California in 1930, the early owners of this 740 Roadster are not known, but in 1958, it was purchased by Scott Newhall, executie editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. Mr. Newhall acquired the car for $100 and restored it to concours condition, culminating in Best of Show at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® in 1961. In 1965, the car was sold to Willett Tryon, brother of Pebble Beach Concours co-chairman Lorin Tryon, and was shown at the concours in 1972 and 1973. During Mr. Tryon’s ownership, this Packard participated in many extended tours with the Classic Car Club of America, and in 1978, it was featured in an extensive article in The Coast Car Collector. As testament to the Packard’s standing, Chris Bock, chief judge of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® purchased the car in 1987. Two years later it was acquired by the father of the current owner and over his many years of stewardship, he rebuilt the engine and installed a high-speed ring and pinion, driving his way through thousands of miles and two sets of Lester tires. Overall, this 740 Roadster has been shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® four times, including in 2000, when it participated in the Ultimate Parade of Elegance – a showcase featuring 20 Best of Show winners, invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the event. It retains its 1961 award-winning restoration along with the charming patina of almost 60 years of meticulous care. This important and well-loved Packard was owned by a famous newspaper magnate as well as the chief judge of the Pebble Beach Concours and remains a worthy touring car. With its concours history, documentation, media exposure, and prestigious ownership, this Packard is an automotive luminary, with the potential for many future accolades.
- 147 1948 Delahaye 135MS Faget Varnet Cabriolet 801077 $550,000 $700,000 Henri Varnet, France (acquired by 1950) (1), Michelline Tougeron-Varnet, France (acquired via her father Henri in 1950) (2), Remy Greffoz, Salanches, France (acquired in 1983), Bruno Vendiesse and Jean-Louis duMontant, France (acquired in 1999), Horst Brozler, Austria (acquired via Egon Zweimuller), Current Owners, California (acquired in 2006). According to details provided by the consignor, this stunningly presented Delahaye 135MS is one of only three such cabriolets created by Faget Varnet. Chassis 801077 was reportedly featured, according to the consignor’s history document on file, at the Paris salon in 1949 and then gifted to Henri Varnet’s daughter the following year for her honeymoon. The whereabouts of 801077 for the next three decades have not been definitively traced, but the car re-emerged in 1983, registered to Remy Greffoz of Salanches on plate no. 3637RT74, the same one it bears today. By 1999, the 135MS had come into the ownership of enthusiasts Bruno Vendiesse and Jean-Louis duMontant, and they later sold it to Austrian collector Horst Brozler, from whom the consignors were pleased to acquire it in 2006. In 2008, a two-year restoration to concours standards was completed by Alan Taylor Company of Escondido, California, and Rod Jolley Coachbuilders of Lymington, England. This Delahaye is finished in original colors that were found on the car during the restoration. The two shades of bright blue are set off by a subdued cream and light blue leather interior, and the rear seat area and trunk have been adapted to receive a set of custom-crafted luggage cases. The chrome accents that Faget Varnet included in its inspired design are at once exotic and restrained, and add to the car’s modernized French design. Underscoring its superb restoration and fascinating details, the Delahaye earned First in Class at the 2008 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® and has been shown with success at several different concours throughout the US. As attractive today as when it was built, this spectacular Delahaye Cabriolet is poised to grace its next caretaker’s collection with a style all its own.
- 148 1969 Ferrari 365GTB/4 12301 $1,200,000 $1,500,000 Greg Garrison, Los Angeles, California (acquired new in 1970) (1), Jack Kent Cooke, Los Angeles, California (acquired from the above circa 1975) (2), Jackie Claire Fisher, Beverly Hills, California (acquired from the above by 1979) (3), Bill DeCarr, Bellflower, California (acquired from the above in July 1979) (4), Current Owner (acquired in 2006) (5). Numbered 12301, this 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona is accompanied by a history report compiled by Ferrari marque expert Marcel Massini, including copies of the vehicle’s factory foglio allestimenti confirming it was the first 365 GTB/4 produced by assembly sequence and that its body is no. 1. Factory-finished in Giallo Dino (Dino Yellow) over Blu Scuro (Dark Blue) upholstery, 12301 is an original European version equipped with Plexiglas headlamp covers and air-conditioning. Completed on March 13, 1969, it was shipped from Italy to New York City by sea. Following its arrival, it was displayed at the 13th Annual New York auto show in April of that year. Interestingly, 12301 was shown at New York without an engine, but with one on a display stand alongside it. Later, the car was returned to Italy and fitted with a production Euro-spec engine (internal no. 88), then shipped back to the US – this time for the 1969 Southern California auto show, an event to which it returned in 1970. According to the foglio allestimenti, the Daytona’s first owner was Greg Garrison, the famed television producer, director, Ferrari collector, and personal friend of Enzo Ferrari, who presumably took delivery directly from Ferrari, given the car’s Italian tourist plates numbered EE 2584. Mr. Garrison eventually sold 12301 to broadcasting tycoon and sports franchise owner Jack Kent Cooke sometime in the 1970s. By 1979, the Ferrari passed through Mr. Cooke’s ex-wife, Jackie Claire Fisher, to Bill DeCarr, the pioneering California restorer. From 1980 to 1993, 12301 was listed in FCA membership directories under the ownership of DeCarr, who retained the Ferrari until the current owner purchased it from him in 2006. An extensive professional restoration followed, supervised by Ferrari specialist and FCA Master Judge Tom Shaughnessy, with the car’s numerous unique details examined and noted by Massini while the restoration was underway in 2009. Significantly, this Daytona’s chassis shares characteristics of both tipo 563 (275 GTB) and tipo 605 (365 GTB/4) and its chassis number is stamped in two locations, an original and proper feature, with one visible per US requirements. Of further interest, the engine of this Daytona is labeled as a tipo 245 unit, not the tipo 251 normally associated with the model. Other subtle and fascinating characteristics include a somewhat flatter roofline profile, unique door handles, one-piece cast window frames of different dimensions from later examples, thinner bumpers, and chrome trunk hinges. Inside, the dash was constructed of aluminum, rather than fiberglass, with a black anti-reflective steering wheel used to meet anticipated and increasingly stringent US safety standards. Seat-accent stripes were of a special full-width design and the shift knob is completely different from what was used on subsequent production Daytonas. Curiously, a door handle was installed backward, presumably an error made in haste during preparations for on-time arrival to New York. Following completion of the restoration in 2009, the car was exhibited at the January 2010 Cavallino Classic in Palm Beach, Florida, where it won the coveted Coppa per Dodici Cilindri (12-Cylinder Cup). Confirming its mechanical fitness, 12301 participated in the 47th Annual FCA National Field and Driving Concours held at Savannah, Georgia, during June 2011; and in January 2015, the Daytona returned to the Cavallino Classic, where it was awarded the Gerald L. Roush Memorial Cup for the Ferrari requiring the most research to restore. Most recently, the Daytona formed part of the Ferrari North America Special Display at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® in celebration of the 70th anniversary of Ferrari. Accompanying this historic Daytona at auction are an impressive cache of documents covering its unique features, auto show appearances, and ownership history as well as factory books, tools, and Ferrari Classiche certification.
- 149 1934 Lancia Astura Viotti Gran Sport Torpedo 33-5116 $600,000 $800,000 Louwman Museum, Den Haag, Netherlands, Count Vittorio Zanon di Valgiatura, Torino, Italy, Giuseppe Bosio, Brescia, Italy, Christoph Ringier, Switzerland (acquired in 2012), Current Owner (acquired in 2016). One of the rare short-chassis cars, this Astura, numbered 33-5116, is believed to have been delivered new to a customer in the Netherlands. It is one of only six to carry elegant four-seat Gran Sport Torpédo coachwork designed and built by Viotti and features the elaborate moldings and delicate finishing details for which that coachbuilder was justly famous. Previous owners include the internationally renowned Louwman Collection in the Netherlands, noted collector Count Vittorio Zanon of Torino, and Giuseppe Bosio of Brescia, Italy. From there, the car went to a respected Swiss collector before passing to its current owner, a leading European Lancia expert who commissioned a cost-no-object restoration to bring the car to its present magnificent condition. Beyond its superb condition, this Astura is noteworthy in that it retains its original body, engine, chassis, gearbox, and other major mechanical components. Lancia specialist Thornley Kelham of Cirencester, England, performed an elegant bare-metal two-tone respray in sage and dark green, plus a full mechanical service. The wheels were refurbished and fitted with new period-correct Michelin tires, while the interior was re-trimmed by leading craftsmen at O’Rourke and Co. of Surrey, England. Leather was specially commissioned by the owner from Foglizzo in Torino and color-matched to the exterior paintwork. Its special finish was achieved by using the original prewar embossing plates still owned by Foglizzo, which supplied leather in the 1920s and 1930s for Lancia and other Italian car manufacturers. New carpets were fitted, and the original top frames were refurbished to accept a new convertible top. New tonneau covers for the front and rear compartments were also made during the restoration. A full file is available for inspection with invoices and photographs for the work carried out. Today, this rare and sporting short-chassis Lancia Astura not only presents in beautifully restored condition, but is also reported by its owner to be a strong, impressive driver. It will be a welcome entrant on tours and rallies as well as major international concours events, poised to repeat the successes achieved in recent years by its long chassis siblings.
- 150 1962 Citroen ID19 Le Dandy 3242901 $300,000 $375,000 N/R Original Owner, France (first registered in 1962) (1), Unknown Owner, Paris, France, Theodorus van der Laan, Netherlands (acquired from the above in 1983), Current Owner (acquired from the above). According to Citroën expert Wils Niewhof, this exquisite Le Dandy Coupe is believed to be one of just two using the ID19 chassis and only 12 cars clothed in this particular body style. The decision to base this specific car on the ID19, instead of the more opulently appointed DS19 was presumably made to offer its original owner a standard manual gearbox. The result is likely the prettiest of all Le Dandys, combining the early low tail and windscreen proportions with the ID-style dash and large white steering wheel that was fitted to cars equipped with manual steering. Sold new to an unknown buyer in France, the Citroën was imported to the Netherlands in 1983 by Theodorus van der Laan. The consignor, a connoisseur of coachbuilt automobiles, purchased the Citroën from van der Laan due to its fine condition and then commissioned a beautiful restoration from one of France’s foremost Citroën specialists, DS Sensation. As documented by invoices on file, each of the Citroën’s systems were attended to, and the Le Dandy was refinished in red with a black roof, believed by the consignor to be its original colors. As such, this incredibly stylish midcentury masterpiece is ready to participate in any high-class concours and driving event that its new owner may care to enter.
- 151 1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale Coupe 0221EL $1,700,000 $2,000,000 Eugene Lanz, Rohrbach, Switzerland (acquired new via factory in 1952) (1), Emmental-Garage Witschi AG, Burgdorf, Switzerland (acquired from the above in 1952) (2), Dr. Franz Della-Casa, Burgdorf, Switzerland (acquired from the above in 1952) (3), A. Crestani, Berne, Switzerland (acquired from the above circa early 1960s) (4), Walter Messerli, Kaufdorf, Switzerland (acquired from the above in 1963) (5), Michael Stollfuss, Bonn, Germany (acquired via Swiss dealer in 2004) (6), Private Owner, Italy (acquired from the above in 2013) (7), Private Collector, Switzerland (acquired from the above via Talacrest in October 2013) (8), Current Owner (acquired from the above) (9). The car offered here, 0221 EL, was delivered new with the three Weber option, along with a shorter 2,500 mm versus 2,600 mm wheelbase, suggesting competition intent. Stunning coachwork was fashioned by Vignale for 0221 EL, complemented by the original two-tone color scheme of Grey over Beige. Ferrari clearly had a special penchant for this particular car, as it was pictured in the factory’s 212 Inter sales brochure, which accompanies 0221 EL at auction. According to its Certificato d’Origine dated August 6, 1952, and signed by Enzo Ferrari, 0221 EL was sold new to Eugene Lanz of Rohrbach, Switzerland. Accompanying Swiss registration documents show the car being first registered on August 16, 1952. According to a report by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, at the behest of Mrs. Lanz, 0221 EL was traded in to a Ford dealership toward a limousine later that same month and sold to a new owner. After a decade of spirited use, the car was acquired by its fourth owner, Walter Messerli, in February 1963. With the intent to restore the car someday, Mr. Messerli placed 0221 EL into long-term indoor storage, which is where Massini first encountered this 212 Inter Coupe. In 1990, he inspected and photographed 0221 EL for his book, Ferrari by Vignale, and then again in March 2003, when he was joined by noted Ferrari restorer Paul Russell. While the car was in a state of disassembly during the latter visit, Massini was able to document it as largely complete. In mid-2003, a Swiss dealer acquired 0221 EL from Mr. Messerli and passed it to Michael Stollfuss of Bonn, Germany. Mr. Stollfuss commissioned a sensitive restoration of 0221 EL by Mario Linke’s Methusalem Restoration in Cologne, Germany. The restoration was a thoughtful and thorough one, conserving much of the car’s original upholstery, and thus lending the interior a warm and wonderful patina. Delightfully accenting the cabin is a brass and cloisonné plaque from the car’s First Place award at the September 1952 Concorso Internazionale d’Eleganza in Stresa, Italy, as well as a console-mounted Jaeger chronograph. During the next decade, Mr. Stollfuss enjoyed all the exquisite benefits that ownership of this beautiful car afforded: first appearing at the 2005 AvD-Oldtimer-Grand-Prix at Nürburgring, Germany, then at the 2006 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Como-Cernobbio, Italy, and also participating in the 2006 Mille Miglia in Brescia, Italy. Mr. Stollfuss sold the car in April 2013, and 0221 EL has since resided in careful ownership, returning to Switzerland where it has spent most of its existence. Extensive factory documentation and expert historical authentication accompany 0221 EL, including its build sheet, its Certificato d’Origine signed by Enzo Ferrari, a factory-issued Certificate of Authenticity, a Ferrari Classiche Red Book, Swiss registration records, and the Marcel Massini report, complete with photographs. A portion of Massini’s photographs consists of a thorough documentation of casting and stamping numbers found on the car’s body, engine block, gearbox, differential, carburetors, timing cover, steering box, hood hinges, bellhousing, and distributor bodies. Significantly, the Ferrari Classiche Red Book confirms that this 212 Inter retains its original chassis, body, and numbers-matching drivetrain. To this day, this 212 Inter Coupe reflects the authentic aura of a car that had been lost to the world for nearly four decades. Lovingly restored with an eye toward its unique history and originality, 0221 EL stands above its contemporaries as a strikingly elegant example of Ferrari’s early sports cars. As a potential entry into the motoring world’s finest and most exclusive events, this stunning Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe combines performance and panache in a historically evocative package.
- 152 1927 Avions Voisin C11 Belvalette Open Torpedo 25753 $450,000 $550,000 Joseph Christe and Family, France (acquired new in 1927) (1), Private Collector (acquired from the above in 1999) (2), Current Owner (acquired from the above) (3). On April 7, 1926, Gabriel Voisin announced: “Gentlemen, we have the privilege of informing you that we are putting on the market the first French chassis fitted with a 6-cylinder Knight-type sleeve valve engine.” This innovative chassis was to become Voisin’s C11. With a top speed of 120 km/h (nearly 75 mph), it became a popular model, and in the ensuing years, some 950 examples would be built. This C11, chassis 25753, was commissioned by Joseph Christe, founder of the famous Técalémit Company of France, known for pressurized automotive lubrication and an adjustable damper system that was fitted to elite cars of the period. Mr. Christe’s engraved metal card, bearing his name and address in Suresnes, just west of Paris, remains affixed to the Voisin’s dashboard. The prestigious coachbuilder Belvallette & Cie was commissioned to design and build a striking four-door Torpédo with a twin V-windshield configuration in the coupe-vent style, an aluminum bonnet, strapontins (jump seats), and commodious fitted luggage mounted on both running boards. The coachwork was finished in medium blue, and dark chestnut leather was chosen to enhance the front and rear interior compartments. Marchal lights were fitted, the fuel gauge was mounted atop the scuttle, and the radiator features Voisin’s distinctive, riveted “La Cocotte” mascot. From 1927 through 1934, Mr. Christe used his lovely Torpédo regularly, accruing some 42,000 km (or about 26,000 miles) on the car. From 1934 through 1950, 25753 was stored in the garages of his company, Técalémit, at 56 Rue Arago in Puteaux, outside Paris. From time to time, Georges Maurin, Mr. Christe’s son-in-law, would take the car out for a short drive in order to keep it operating properly. In 1970, the Torpédo was finally put on blocks and under cover in Mr. Christe’s country property in the Sologne area of north central France. As a result, this exceptionally rare automobile can lay claim to an extraordinary 72 years of continuous single family ownership. The earliest history of this unique Avions Voisin is confirmed by its original handcompleted Bon de Commande, dated May 10, 1927, when it was delivered 92 years ago. In 1999, when the Christe family finally parted with the car, it was sold to a private collector, and its amazing condition was recognized in 2006 when it was displayed in the Prewar Preservation Class at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®. Acquired by the consignor in 2017, the Voisin continues to present in glorious, substantially unrestored condition. In addition to its sporting one-off body and patinated state, 25753 is one of the rarest survivors of a significant European marque, and it will be a highly coveted addition to any sophisticated collection.
- 153 2004 Ferrari 575M Maranello 136320 $100,000 $130,000 N/R Wearing Blu Scuro paint over Beige leather, this 575M was acquired by the consignor in 2014 from Gregory Hauser of Sunset Beach, California, with 4,455 miles. Since then, the Ferrari has clocked less than 2,000 additional miles and has been maintained exclusively by Ferrari specialists. In 2013, it underwent a full diagnostic check by Ferrari of Newport Beach, California, and the resulting report accompanies the car, along with numerous service receipts and a detailed CARFAX Vehicle History Report. The sophisticated color combination, Fiorano Handling Package, and low mileage of this 575M make it ultimately desirable, promising a driving experience nothing short of euphoric.
- 154 1914 Packard 3-48 7 seater Tourer 50038 $450,000 $550,000 Gordon Soderman, Sacramento, California (acquired circa 1951), Glen Goolick, Santa Rosa, California (acquired from the above circa 1965), Don Weber, Corpus Christi, Texas (acquired from the above circa 1972), Scott Newhall, Woodside, California (acquired from the above in the early 1990s), Marshall Matthews, Woodside, California (acquired from the above in 1997), Otis Chandler, Los Angeles, California (acquired from the above in 2004), Jon Feiber, Atherton, California (acquired from the estate of the above in 2006). Current Owner (acquired from the above). Of the 3-48 models, this example was the 12th built, and its known history began in 1951 when noted collector Bud Catlett discovered it during a Glidden Tour near Alton, Illinois. He mentioned this rare find to Gordon Soderman of Sacramento, who purchased it at once. Glen Goolick of Santa Rosa, California, was its next owner before it passed to Don Weber of Corpus Christi, Texas. Mr. Weber enjoyed it on numerous brass car tours, and used it to scale Pikes Peak during a 1976 Glidden Tour. Automotive historian Richard M. Langworth documented that event as a passenger, remarking, “The Packard’s ascent was a cinch.” This car was also one of a select number of Packards chosen for color illustration in Beverly Rae Kimes’ definitive tome, Packard: A History of the Motor Car and the Company. In the early 1990s, Scott Newhall of Woodside, California, acquired the car and had the engine rebuilt. In 1997, Marshall Matthews purchased the car, and after an extensive restoration, displayed it at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, which celebrated Packard’s centennial in 1999. Otis Chandler then acquired the Packard and it became a fixture of his Vintage Museum of Transportation and Wildlife. Jon Feiber acquired the Packard from the Otis Chandler estate and enjoyed it on several local tours, always impressed by its tremendous torque and power. The 3-48’s current owner is an established collector of early Brass Era cars . Finished in a period dark red with black fenders and matching black canvas top, its interior features seats upholstered in black tufted leather. Top up or down, it strikes an impressive stance, riding on a generous 139″ wheelbase. Just two other Dominant Six models are currently listed with the Horseless Carriage Club of America, making it a rare sight indeed. Enjoyed, maintained, and cherished by several distinguished collectors, its next owner is afforded that same opportunity to explore its many qualities.
- 155 1959 OSCA Tipo S-273 767 $650,000 $750,000 Briggs S. Cunningham, New York, New York (acquired new in 1959) (1), 12 Hours of Sebring, 1960, McCluggage/Windridge, No. 64 (DNF), A. Cecil Schoeneman, Sioux Falls, South Dakota (acquired from the above in 1961) (2), Steven A. Wacholtz, Spokane, Washington (acquired from the above in 1971) (3), Dr. John Hunholz, Snohomish, Washington (acquired circa 1971) (4), Private Collection, Washington (acquired from the estate of the above) (5), Current Owner (acquired from the above) (6). Bearing chassis 767, this Tipo S was purchased by Cunningham and delivered new to Alfred Momo’s Momo Corporation in New York City. Originally powered by a tipo 273 1,100 cc engine, it was refitted with engine no. 771, a 750 cc tipo 187N unit, and prepared by Momo for Cunningham. Documented as such in OSCA: La Rivincita Dei Maserati, and by correspondence on file among Momo, Cunningham, and the subsequent owner, 767 was also intensively researched by noted authority János Wimpffen. According to a letter on file from Mr. Wimpffen, 767 most likely was raced in September 1959 at the Thompson, Connecticut, SCCA Nationals, with Phil Forno at the wheel, and it is possible this OSCA also raced in six other events that year, under Cunningham’s ownership. The most significant race outing for 767, however, must certainly be at the 1960 12 Hours of Sebring. Earlier that year, Cunningham loaned 767 to noted journalist and highly successful racing driver Denise McCluggage. While still finished in Team Cunningham livery, 767 was entered at Sebring by Lloyd “Lucky” Casner’s Camoradi racing team. Co-driven by McCluggage and Marianne Windridge, the OSCA suffered cooling issues, forcing its retirement. Following extensive correspondence with Momo and Cunningham during late 1960 and early 1961, A. Cecil Schoeneman, a forestry businessman and amateur racer from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, purchased both OSCA 767 and 758, on February 9, 1961, as documented by a Bill of Sale that accompanies the OSCA at auction. Schoeneman raced 767 and/or its sister car from 1961 through 1963 in 11 events, with its best results including 2nd Overall at the 1962 Alliance, Kansas, SCCA Regionals; 2nd Overall at the 1962 Greenwood, Iowa, Inaugural Race; 1st Overall the next day at the Greenwood Nationals; and 3rd Overall at the 1963 Lake Garnett Nationals in Kansas. In March 1971, 767 was acquired from Schoeneman by Steven Wacholtz of Spokane, Washington, passing shortly thereafter to Dr. John Hunholz of Snohomish, Washington. Dr. Hunholz restored the car with his son and retained the OSCA for the next four decades, until it was acquired from the Hunholz estate in August 2015 by a private collector in the Pacific Northwest. Soon after his purchase, he had the engine rebuilt by the respected Vintage Racing Motors in Redmond, Washington, which included new pistons and rings, camshafts, bearings, gaskets, and oil plumbing. The brakes, rear axle, and fuel system were also addressed, and a pair of rare and appropriate sandcast Weber carburetors were installed. Included invoices for this work total over $80,000. Coming to the consignor’s stable in 2016, the OSCA has since seen numerous updates and spirited use. Though it was in fine overall condition when purchased, the new owner planned to participate in significant rallies with the OSCA. Accordingly, the engine’s ancillary systems were rebuilt, gearbox internals were renewed, and the differential received new ring and pinion gears in a more streetable ratio than had been previously installed. Additionally, the electrical system was addressed, the interior has been newly re-trimmed, and the wire wheels have been reshod with new tires. During his ownership, the OSCA has run the Colorado Grand twice, and it was then exhibited in the special class honoring the OSCA marque at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®. Highly desirable and engaging, and proudly wearing its period Team Cunningham colors, this historic OSCA Tipo S is eligible for some of today’s most compelling classic touring and competition events.
- 156 1929 Minerva Type AK Hibbard & Darrin Town car 58236 $225,000 $300,000 N/R An award-winning example of Belgium’s finest motorcar, this Minerva AK features custom coachwork by Hibbard & Darrin. Powered by a sixcylinder, sleeve-valve engine, the AK model employs a generous 149.5″ wheelbase chassis, the ideal platform for this stately town car design. While its original owner remains a mystery, Robert C. Wellwood of Ohio acquired it in 1938, as evidenced by a newspaper article chronicling his pursuit of unusual marques. In the 1980s Mr. Wellwood commissioned a restoration of the car and in 1993 the restorer acquired the Minerva and has owned it since. The 4,000-hour, bare-frame restoration was completed in time for the 1998 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, where this car received the Co-Chairmen’s Trophy. Its black and gray exterior paint make for a stately presentation, accessorized with Marchal headlamps and distinctive “see-through” Hibbard & Darrin running boards. Equally exquisite is its interior, with the driver’s seat finished in gray leather in a grain matching the top material. The rear passenger compartment is upholstered in gray wool broadcloth with folding seats within the chauffeur’s division. Interior woodwork combines burl walnut and mahogany, complemented by inlaid German silver. Just nine Minervas are known to the Classic Car Club of America, making it a rare sight. This carefully restored example with limited ownership offers the promise of high praise on any show field.
- 157 1965 Ferrari 275GTB 06887 $1,500,000 $1,800,000 Adolfo Cases, Milan, Italy (acquired new via M. Gastone Crepaldi S.a.s. in 1965) (1), Mr. Beccucci, Italy (acquired via Metar S.r.l. in 1966) (2),A.M.B. Stivan, Laval, Quebec, Canada (acquired in 1967) (3), Luigi Chinetti Motors, Greenwich, Connecticut (acquired from the above in 1969) (4), Richard Hupperich, New Orleans, Louisiana (acquired after 1969) (5), Dr. Ronald W. Busuttil, Los Angeles, California (acquired circa 1974) (6), James P. Darling, Seal Beach, California (acquired circa 1976) (7), Current Owner (acquired in 1978) (8). Numbered 06887, this 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB was the 81st example produced, according to an accompanying report by marque historian Marcel Massini, who also compiled the provenance. A factory-original short nose with left-hand drive, 06887 was factory finished in blue over beige leather. It was delivered to Milanese Ferrari dealer M. Gastone Crepaldi S.a.s. and sold new there to Metar S.r.l., a furniture manufacturer, for company owner Adolfo Cases of Milan. The Ferrari was faithfully serviced at Ferrari’s Assistenza Clienti facilities in Modena on three occasions, with mileage recorded at 9,293 km on the last factory service date of February 15, 1966. Subsequently in 1966, 06887 was sold by Metar S.r.l. to Mr. Beccucci, and then in 1967, it was exported to Canada, where it was sold to A.M.B. Stivan of Laval, Quebec. According to Massini, documents in the Luigi Chinetti Motors files show 06887 was serviced there in May 1968, described as silver blue, with the odometer reading 52,473 km (32,605 miles). In November 1969, 06887 was sold by Mr. Stivan to Luigi Chinetti Motors and subsequently repainted red. The next known owner of the Ferrari was Richard Hupperich of New Orleans, who advertised it for sale in the January 1974 Ferrari Club of America newsletter. By 1975, the 275 GTB was listed in the FCA USA membership roster under Dr. Ronald W. Busuttil, a physician resident in West Los Angeles, who was succeeded in the 1976–77 FCA member listings by James P. Darling of Seal Beach, California, who began advertising the car for sale in Ferrari Market Letter during the fall of 1977. In May 1978, 06887 was acquired by the current California-based owner, a confirmed enthusiast who has provided excellent care of the Ferrari throughout his four-decade tenure. A copy of his original Bill of Sale accompanies 06887 at auction. Among the works performed, Ferrari expert Richard Straman rebuilt the seats and completely re-trimmed the interior upholstery in 1978–79, followed by a bare-metal repaint performed by Straman during 1998–2000. Further interior work was performed by Alan Taylor Company of Escondido, California, during 2001–2002 and prior to acquisition by the current owner, 06887 was fitted with its current V-12 engine, a correct 275 GTB unit internally numbered 632/64 and stamped with this car’s chassis number. In 2011 and 2012, the engine was rebuilt by Patrick Ottis of Berkeley, California, who also installed a new old stock (NOS) clutch assembly and NOS Ansa exhaust system in addition to addressing the clutch hydraulics and brake system. In 2011, the carburetors were rebuilt by Pierce Manifolds Inc. of Gilroy, California, and the car was detailed inside and out by Perfect Reflections of Hayward, California. Most recently, the 275 returned to Ottis for mechanical servicing, plus attention to the exhaust system. From 2011 to 2014, 06887 was exhibited at a number of top-echelon Ferrari venues including Concorso Italiano (2011 and 2013), Cavallino Classic XXIII in Palm Beach (2014), and The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering (2014). Riding on a complete set of Campagnolo magnesium wheels, 06887 is accompanied by a tool kit and a large document file containing invoices and a chronology of the work performed on the car during the current ownership. Clearly benefiting from single-owner care since 1978, this 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB marks a fabulous opportunity to acquire a wonderfully presented and maintained, yet eminently driveable, classic V-12 Ferrari legend.
- 158 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Graber DHC LML/562 $800,000 $1,200,000 A.N. Norrish, Esq., Genova-Quarto, Italy (acquired new via Stierli Garage, Zürich, Switzerland, in May 1955) (1), Private Collection, Los Angeles, California (acquired 2007), Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2011). Numbered LML/562, this late-production, 2.6-litre 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 was ordered by A.N. Norrish, Esq. of Genova-Quarto, Italy, and sent to Carrosserie Graber of Switzerland for custom Drophead Coupe coachwork. In contrast to its UK-built counterparts, Graber’s body for the DB2/4 was constructed of aluminum panels up front, with steel utilized from the windscreen back. This unconventional technique allowed Graber’s renowned engineers to weld the body directly to the chassis, with the vehicle’s doors and posts supported by sturdy oak framing. As expected, both workmanship and detail items were of excellent quality, including Bosch switchgear, Smiths instruments, Marchal lights, Dunlop tires, and Armstrong shock absorbers. While leaving no doubt as to its Aston Martin heritage, the Graber-built bodywork of LML/562 endows the vehicle with a cleaner, Continental-influenced overall presence. Following completion in May 1955, LML/562 was delivered new via Stierli Garage in Zürich. Remaining in Switzerland, the Drophead Coupe was eventually placed into long-term storage in Basel, where it ultimately came to the attention of noted Aston Martin enthusiast Hans Peter Wiedeman, yet remained in relative obscurity until 2007, when it was sold to a Los Angeles-based collector of rare coachbuilt sports cars. Soon after arrival in the US, the singular DB2/4 was thoroughly restored by the Aston Martin experts at Kevin Kay Restorations in Redding, California. Some 1,000 hours of labor alone were invested into restoration of the one-off bodywork, which was then finished in Dove Grey over dark blue leather upholstery and fitted with a Blue Mohair convertible top. Upon completion, LML/562 debuted at the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, where it was awarded a creditable Third in Class. In 2011, LML/562 was acquired by the current owner and, as offered, it is accompanied by a concours-quality tool roll, roadside jack, and wheel knock-off hammer. Clearly benefiting from fastidious care and proper storage, LML/562 remains a superb example of a true custom-coachbuilt Aston Martin that not only retains its original engine but also is enhanced by Carrosserie Graber’s tasteful body design, signature touches, and renowned quality. This example will make a welcome entry into virtually any worthy classic car event the new owner should choose to enter, particularly those offered by the Aston Martin Owners Club. Truly, this DB2/4 stands as a postwar sporting legend fit for the finest of collections and elite venues. via Gooding Pebble ’11 sold $715k.
- 159 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce AR149505991 $140,000 $180,000 N/R Melding Alfa Romeo’s excellence in performance and design, the Giulietta Spider Veloce was launched in 1958 with styling by Pinin Farina. This Veloce was completed in February 1959 in Rosso (Red) paint and delivered to New York a month later. Much of its early history is unknown. It later resided in San Francisco, and in 1989, its owner delivered the car to a garage for service but, sadly, he passed away before the work was completed. The Veloce remained unclaimed for many years and was eventually acquired in the late 1990s by its previous owner. The car was placed in storage until 2014, when the current owner purchased it and commissioned a rotisserie restoration costing just shy of $200,000. This lovely example of the highly desirable Giulietta Veloce received the attention of several Bay Area marque specialists: Images Autobody in Campbell completed the paintwork; Alfaman of Novato worked on the suspension, engine, and gearbox; Jon Norman of Alfa Parts in Berkeley attended to the brakes and differential; and the final setup was completed by Tom Sahines, Tech Advisor to the Alfa Romeo Owners Club. After a three-year process the show-quality restoration resulted in the Veloce participating in the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance in 2018. With 500 miles since restoration, this Veloce, featuring its matching-numbers engine, comes with an Alfa Romeo Certificate of Origin, a well-documented restoration record that includes extensive photographs, and the promise of many miles of spirited driving. 160 1967 Ferrari 330GTS 9787 $2,000,000 $2,400,000 Benjamin Bailar, New York (acquired new via Luigi Chinetti Motors in the late 1960s), Donald Fong, Atlanta, Georgia (acquired in the early 1970s), David Jamison, Atlanta, Georgia (acquired from the above in 1974), David Lance, Atlanta, Georgia (acquired in 1976), Alan Woodall, Columbus, Georgia (acquired by 1981), Current Owner (acquired in 1982). This well-loved example of Ferrari’s rare 330-based spider benefits from 37 years of care by the former longtime head physician of Road America and the Milwaukee Mile racetracks. According to the research of marque expert Marcel Massini, chassis 9787 was completed at the Maranello factory in April 1967, equipped with instruments in miles, finished in Giallo Fly (Fly Yellow) paint with a black interior, and fitted with Campagnolo alloy wheels. A month later, the GTS was delivered to Luigi Chinetti Motors in Greenwich, Connecticut, and the car was soon sold to its first owner, Benjamin Bailar, a resident of New York. Mr. Bailar submitted the car to Chinetti Motors for service in September 1970, and shortly thereafter sold it back to the distributor. During the early 1970s, the Ferrari was acquired by Donald Fong, a noted mechanic and dealer based in Atlanta, and he sold the car in 1974 to fellow Atlanta resident David Jamison, who installed Borrani wire wheels. The spider then passed to another Atlanta-area enthusiast before being offered for sale in the Ferrari Market Letter by collector Alan Woodall in late 1981. In the early summer of 1982, the 330 was purchased by the consignor, a doctor who had begun working at Road America and the Milwaukee Mile in the late 1960s, and served as head physician at the two legendary circuits from 1986 to 2000. A longtime enthusiast who apprenticed in a body shop during high school, the owner is a proficient Porsche 356 restorer, having refurbished a dozen examples with his son, who is also a gifted mechanic. After years of working with Porsches, friends urged the consignor to set his sights on a Ferrari purchase, and he narrowed his choice to front-engine V-12 models. After locating this 330 GTS at Thoroughbred Motorcars in Alexandria, Virginia, the owner drove the car to his home in Bayside, Wisconsin. He immediately refinished the aging Giallo Fly (Fly Yellow) exterior with a fresh coat of black, which was applied in his garage and is still on the car today. The interior was subsequently reupholstered with proper Connolly leather and Wilton wool carpeting in beige, and the top was accordingly re-trimmed. The GTS then served as the consignor’s weekend driver and ride of choice to all the events attended as a working doctor at Road America and the Milwaukee Mile. The handsome spider became a regular presence in the paddock at both tracks, even serving as the pace car at some smaller SCCA events. In more recent years, the Ferrari assumed residence in central California following the owner’s relocation to the West Coast. While never restored, chassis 9787 has been dutifully maintained during the consignor’s period of care, including a refurbishment of the Borrani wheels by the experts at Dayton Wire Wheels in the late 2000s, and the installation of a new clutch and resurfacing of the flywheel in 2016. The beloved GTS was occasionally exhibited at local events but only rarely displayed formally, with one notable exception as a non-judged entry at the 2011 Concorso Italiano. Documented with the Massini history report, and accompanied by a Campagnolo spare wheel and two reproduction manuals, this distinguished 330 GTS continues to display the benefits of 37 years of devoted care. The spider would make an excellent candidate for a full concours-level restoration; or it may be driven, presented, and enjoyed as it has been during its current stewardship. It is an elegant and pure example of one of Ferrari’s last open-top front-engine models, offering a tasteful complement to any level of collection. 161 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Touring Coupe AR1900C02163 $400,000 $500,000 René de Forest, Ennetbaden, Switzerland (acquired by 1959), C.D. “Dick” Witteveld, Leiden, Netherlands (acquired in 1969), Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2010). Benefiting from 41 years of controlled storage and a recent five-year restoration to factory standards, this stunning 1900C SS is one of the finest examples of the model. Chassis 02163 completed assembly in early October 1955, finished in Grigio Biacca (Light Gray) paint and, in January 1956, the car was dispatched to Alfa Romeo’s official distributor in Lugano, Switzerland. As evidenced by documents on file, by 1959, the Alfa Romeo had passed to René de Forest of Ennetbaden, and within 10 years, the car was consigned to a dealer outside of Zürich. In 1969, the 1900C was discovered by the current owner, a marque enthusiast from the Netherlands who has owned 10 different 1900 examples during five decades of collecting. The Super Sprint was quickly purchased by the consignor’s friend, Dick Witteveld of Leiden, Netherlands, and then parked in a climate-controlled garage outside of Amsterdam. In 2010, after 41 years of storage, Mr. Witteveld agreed to sell the Coupe to the consignor, who undertook a five-year restoration to factory standards. Some of Italy’s most respected craftsmen were retained for the refurbishment, with the renowned team at Quality Cars in Padova conducting the body refinishing, including a premium repaint in the proper Grigio Biacca (Light Gray). La Perfetta in Padova re-trimmed the interior, while GPS Classic in Soragna rebuilt the suspension, brakes, and steering system. CTS Collettori in Maranello hand-fabricated an exact duplicate of the original exhaust system, and Ruote Milano refurbished the Borrani wire wheels. The consignor supervised the entire process in concert with his family-owned restoration business, Strada e Corsa in Haarlem, Netherlands, which also rebuilt the engine and gearbox as needed, and conducted the final assembly and detailing. The 1900C was then presented at several local events, most notably winning the Alfa Romeo class at the 2017 Concours d’Elegance Paleis Het Loo. It is worth noting that the Coupe retains the original and desirable factory-equipped tipo 1308 engine, which bears details emblematic of very early examples of the later doppio catena (double-chain) design. Documented with a factory build statement from the manufacturer, photos of the restoration, and a FIVA Identity Card, this beautiful 1900C SS is accompanied by an original canvas-wrapped tool kit and jack. The Alfa Romeo abounds in performance-oriented features such as a floor shifter, a TI-style big-valve cylinder head, and TI-style front-brake air scoops. The 1900C continues to display the benefits of its long dormancy and high-quality restoration, offering a stunning complement to any collection and a particularly pure and well-documented example that should appeal to marque enthusiasts worldwide.
- 162 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet 111.027.12.000879 $300,000 $400,000 Original Owner (acquired new via Carson-Pettit in 1970), Dearborn Automobile Company, Topsfield, Massachusetts, Current Owner (acquired from the above in 1988). Originally finished in rare Black (DB 040) over a red leather interior and tan top, as it remains today, this 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet was sold new to its first owner through Carson-Pettit, a Mercedes-Benz dealership located in Devon, Pennsylvania. After passing through a private owner, this car was acquired by Alex Dearborn and the Dearborn Automobile Company of Topsfield, Massachusetts, a pioneering broker of collectible Mercedes-Benz automobiles, who commissioned a restoration of the Cabriolet and then sold it to the current owner. John Grm, a Mercedes-Benz Club of America national chief concours judge from Lorain, Ohio, attended to the Cabriolet’s mechanical systems, replacing any worn parts as needed. Noted specialist George Grassler was tasked with cosmetics, performing a bare-metal respray of the Cabriolet in its correct original color. The seats were reupholstered while its delicate, striped Rosewood dashboard was refinished. Engine bay pieces were replated, repainted, or replaced as needed. The original carpets were cleaned and retained. This Mercedes-Benz has remained in the care of its meticulous long-term current owner – who is also a 30-year Gull Wing Group member – since 1988. This noteworthy example of a 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet has been carefully serviced and maintained throughout the years by marque experts, including Mark Allin, Gordon Beck, and Mike Tillson. In 2013 and 2014, Paul Russell and Company’s award-winning workshop in Essex, Massachusetts, was enlisted to perform an extremely thorough refurbishment with an eye toward preservation. Equipped with factory-fitted Kuhlmeister air-conditioning and accompanied by tools, jack, its original manuals, original service booklet, and a large history file including documents from early ownership and service records from 1988 onward, this luxurious and desirable 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet is a truly exceptional example worthy of careful consideration.
- 163 1941 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A 189392 $1,500,000 $2,200,000 Baron Gustaf Wrede, Finland (acquired new in 1941), Valdemar Stener, Sweden (acquired from the above via Gjestvang in 1947), George Kreissle Family, Sarasota, Florida (acquired circa 1954), Current Owner (acquired from the above via Herbert von Fragstein in 2004). This fascinating 540 K Cabriolet A, chassis 189392, was built later in the model run, with its chassis being completed in July 1938, and its coachwork was not completed until October 1939. Built in right-hand drive, 189392 was originally intended for the British market. However, with the outbreak of WWII, German cars could not be exported to the UK and, according to documents with the car, it remained in storage, unsold throughout 1940. In April 1941, 189392 was purchased through the Mercedes-Benz dealer in Helsinki, Finland, by Baron Gustaf Wrede, an influential engineer, industrialist, and businessman, who kept it as his personal car until after the war. Baron Wrede was with this Mercedes-Benz in Sweden in a photo dated 1946, and he is known to have sold the car through the well-established dealer, Gjestvang, in Stockholm, which passed it on to its next owner, Valdemar Stener, in February 1947. Earlier that month, Stener had placed 9th in the Swedish Grand Prix and would go on to a successful racing career throughout the 1950s, driving the most potent Ferraris of the day, including a 166 MM, 500 Mondial, and 375 MM. Within a year, after reportedly participating in ice races with the 540 K, Stener traded the car toward a Maserati through dealer Bruno Tavelli; then in 1948, 189392 was exported to the US. The next known owners of the Cabriolet A were George Kreissle Sr. and George Kreissle Jr. of Sarasota, Florida. Circa 1954, George Jr. found advertisements for three different prewar Mercedes-Benz for sale in The New York Times. George Sr. and his son, after seeing each, settled on 189392, due to its low mileage and rare five-speed gearbox. After paying the asking price, they drove it home to Florida. It has recently been reported by George Sr.’s grandson that the 540 K’s side-mounted spare wheels that were fitted to the car when new, had already been removed with a single spare relocated to the trunk by the time his elders acquired the car. Over the next several years, the 540 K was sympathetically restored by George Sr. and his son in their home workshop. During the project, the car was resprayed from a very dark shade of green to the lighter gray it still displays today. The car was shipped back to New York, where a retired Mercedes-Benz factory upholsterer re-trimmed the interior in the proper pattern of calfskin leather. In addition, more than one trip to Germany was reportedly made to hunt down a few necessary parts. Amazingly, an extremely rare 540 K five-speed gearbox was sourced and fitted to replace the car’s damaged original unit. In 1959, when the work was complete, the Mercedes-Benz joined the family’s collection of classics. Over the next several decades, the Mercedes-Benz was driven very little but was occasionally placed on display in the 1970s at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton. In 2004, after a half century of ownership, the Kreissle family sold its prized Cabriolet to prewar Mercedes-Benz specialist Herbert von Fragstein, who soon passed it on to the consignor. Largely untouched since the 1950s refurbishment, the 540 K exudes an inviting and authentic patina today, with its now microblistered gray paint and much of the 1950s-installed upholstery still intact. In addition, much of the trim appears to retain its original factory plating. A Mercedes-Benz factory Zertifikat, issued to the consignor in 2008, as well as copies of the original build sheets, attest to the 540 K’s completion date, document its original specifications, and correlate with its engine stamping. With most of the surviving 540 K examples already refinished to perfection, shown at the top concours, and held in the world’s most respected collections, the appearance of this late-production Cabriolet A at auction is particularly noteworthy. The next owner will have the thrill of deciding what its next chapter will be, and add to its already fascinating history. As one of the most beautiful and sought-after Mercedes-Benz models ever built, it will certainly draw attention wherever it goes, whatever its color or condition.
- 165 2017 Ferrari F12 70th Anniversary 228828 $450,000 $550,000 Of the five different models that underwent 70th Anniversary finishing, the F12 Berlinetta is perhaps the most appropriate to wear this particular livery, as the car’s front engine V-12 architecture and GT body style is closest to the original 250 GT Lusso. In addition to the unique commemorative color scheme, the Berlinetta is equipped with all of the F12 model’s advanced high-performance equipment, including the remarkable 731 hp V-12 engine, an electromagnetic suspension, Formula 1-derived stability control systems, a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle, and Brembo carbon ceramic brakes. Since being delivered, the Ferrari has been kept in the Los Angeles area, and at the time of cataloguing it displayed approximately 300 miles. It is accompanied by owner’s manuals, a car cover, and a battery charger, and is documented with the Ferrari Classiche Certification and Attestation, the window sticker, and a CARFAX Vehicle History Report. As the only F12 Berlinetta finished in the Marrone Scuro livery of “The Actor,” this distinctive 70th Anniversary Edition offers serious marque collectors a rare opportunity to acquire a top-shelf commemorative model that should find a warm welcome at club meetings and high-profile Italian car gatherings.
- 166 1937 Bentley 4.25 Litre Vanden Plas Sports Tourer B1KU $400,000 $500,000 Captain Lawrie G. Bain, London, England (acquired from Winter Garden Garages Ltd. in 1937) (1), Linread Ltd., Birmingham, England (acquired from the estate of the above in 1941) (2), Will Archdale Esq., Birmingham, England (acquired from the above circa 1947) (3), Daniel R. Nahum/O.F. Maud & Sons, London, England (acquired from the above in 1950) (4), Edward Paul, Hollywood, California (acquired from the above circa 1958) (5), John E. Milchick, Glendale, California (acquired from the above circa 1963) 96), Private, Long-Term Owner, Texas, Current Owner (acquired from the above). The 4 1/4 Litre model represented the evolution of the original Derby Bentley featuring a half-inch increase in bore, raising displacement to 4 1/4 litres, coupled with a higher compression ratio, resulting in a 10 hp increase over its predecessor. This car, chassis B1KU, was the first of the KU series, and its chassis card specified Vanden Plas coachwork with that firm’s order book identifying the open sports tourer as body no. 3597. Vanden Plas’ tourer design evolved over the years, this example featuring pontoon front fenders and the distinctive beltline molding incorporating the signature dip midway through the door. As documented by a wonderful history file supplied by the consignor, Captain Lawrie Graham Bain was B1KU’s first owner, taking delivery from Winter Garden Garages Ltd. in August 1937. Linread Ltd., a Birmingham manufacturer of automotive hardware, purchased the car in May 1941. The London agency of Jack Barclay Ltd. facilitated the sale, using images showing its soft top in both raised and lowered positions and noting mileage of 10,700. Will Archdale – the son of James Archdale, who headed a large manufacturer of machine tools – acquired the car around 1947, and by 1950, the car was acquired by O.F. Maud & Sons, a company owned by Daniel Nahum, passing to him directly in 1955. Mr. Nahum led a privileged life and reportedly owned six other Bentleys at the time. Traveling around the world, he frequently transported a car with him, and B1KU eventually made its way to America. In the late 1950s, this car was owned by RROC member Edward Paul of Hollywood, California, and appeared twice in that club’s publication, The Flying Lady. It then passed in the 1960s to fellow RROC member, John E. Milchick of Glendale, California. Having recently emerged from storage following long-term family ownership, B1KU is wonderfully patinated and still carries its original coachwork and drivetrain, finished in a pleasing combination of gray paintwork and black leather upholstery. In its day, the Vanden Plas tourer was the preferred body style for the well-heeled customer desirous of a sporting experience. Bentley advertised it as “the ideal car for those who appreciate the thrill that only a fast open car can give.” Its next owner can look forward to validating that claim.
- 167 1965 Porsche 911 300845 $250,000 $300,000 Karl Davis, Manhattan Beach, California (acquired new via Competition Motors in 1965) (1), Richard Gettys, California (acquired from the above in 1966 (2), Fred Orgeron, Fullerton, California (acquired from the above circa early 1990s) (3), Jack D. Eubank, Fullerton, California (acquired from the above circa mid-1990s) (4), Rick Titus, Lake Forest, California (acquired from the above in 1998) (5), John Clinard, Orange County, California (acquired from the above in 1999) (6), Current Owner (acquired from the above) (7). This 1965 911 Coupe is one of the highly desirable early production 300 Series cars. The COA and Kardex show that chassis 300845 was completed on April 13, 1965, with engine no. 901011, which it retains today. It was painted Sky Blue (Emailblau 6403) with black leatherette and Pepita cloth inserts. Competition Motors, based in Culver City, California, first sold 300845 to Karl Davis of Manhattan Beach, California. Mr. Davis collected the new 911 at the factory via the company’s European delivery program, and upon his return he traded it toward another car. However, 300845 continued to gain recognition, as it was featured later in 1965 on the cover of Sports Car Graphic. In the ensuing decades, this 911 has remained with a few California-based owners, all Porsche devotees. Notably among those was automotive journalist and racer Rick Titus, son of much-admired Jerry Titus of the Terlingua Racing Team. In 1999, the car was acquired by collector John Clinard, a Ford Motor Company executive and long-standing Pebble Beach judge. Mr. Clinard retained Porsche experts to restore the 911, having the engine and transaxle rebuilt, and the body stripped and refinished in Sky Blue Glasurit paint. The consignor purchased the coupe in April 2016, and completed the restoration, including re-trimming the entire interior to its original specification. In May 2019, the 911 participated in Luftgekühlt 6, where it was displayed in a prime location on the backlot of Universal Studios in the shadow of the famed clock tower that was used for the setting of the 1985 film Back to the Future. Documented with restoration invoices, and accompanied by a partial tool kit and manual and the black plate it wore in the December 1965 article, this highly desirable early 1965 911 would surely delight any Porsche purist.
- 168 1955 Sunbeam-Talbot Alpine Mark III Roadster A3501091/0D LRX $130,000 $160,000 N/R This Alpine Mark III was acquired by the consignor in 2007 from a collector in California, and a cost-no-object restoration soon commenced. The results of thousands of hours of effort are simply spectacular and are readily apparent in the Sunbeam-Talbot’s laser-straight panels, excellent chrome, and impeccably trimmed leather interior. As the owner has long been a fan of the Alpine’s design, which was styled by famed industrial designer Raymond Loewy, carrying out the restoration was a true labor of love, and myriad details, both seen and unseen, were addressed by Lou Spoto Restorations to concours standards. He also chose to upgrade the Alpine’s engine to the special, higher-compression version with enlarged valves, which is rated at 97.5 hp, over the standard 80 hp unit. The consignor’s recent drives have shown the pristine Sunbeam-Talbot to have excellent road handling and good power through the gears. This outstanding example of one of the Rootes Group’s first sporting models would be welcome at a myriad of shows, tours, and rallies, where its astonishing level of restoration is sure to be appreciated.
- 169 2018 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso 70th Anniversary 233793 $375,000 $425,000 While the GTC4 Lusso is already rare and exclusive, select Ferrari clients seeking greater distinction could order a bespoke example. This 2018 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso, which celebrates Ferrari’s 70th anniversary, was ordered new as part of the Tailor Made Collection, with its dedication plate confirming it is a one-of-one example inspired by Ferrari’s legendary 1958 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta. This stunning 70th anniversary edition, nicknamed the “French Allure,” features a livery in gorgeous Grigio Alloy (Alloy Gray) complemented by an Avorio (Ivory) Tour de France-style stripe and accents. The luxurious yet sporting interior compartment features gorgeous Dune leather upholstery. In total, the car is fitted with 15 factory options and over 20 Special Equipment items, all listed on the plaque mounted inside the vehicle. Accompanying the sale are this one-off example’s manuals, factory tool kit (including emergency air compressor), and car cover. This GTC4 Lusso also remains covered by Ferrari’s seven-year Genuine Maintenance Program. Having traveled less than 190 miles at the time of cataloguing, this example remains in its original ownership. This pristine, one-of-one 2018 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso is a modern collectible that speaks to the power of Ferrari’s Tailor Made division and the company’s rich history.
- 170 1929 Stutz Series M Tonneau Cowl Speedster M8-44-CY25D $175,000 $220,000 N/R Increased power came courtesy of the enlarged Vertical Eight engine incorporating the Challenger cylinder head and manifold improvements. When coupled with the new four-speed gearbox, the M series delivered the best performance to date. Its mechanical prowess is complemented with LeBaron’s rakish tonneau cowl coachwork. Fitted to the generous 145″ wheelbase chassis, the body features cut-down front doors, a hinged rear cowl panel, and dual fold-down windshields, transporting its four passengers in sporting style. Long part of the famed A.K. Miller Stutz collection, this car benefited from a careful restoration and is presented in understated tones of dark red with black fenders, painted wire wheels fitted with blackwall tires, a tan canvas top, and leather upholstery. The Stutz is accompanied by a set of tools, jack, and a matching tan canvas cover for the rear-mounted trunk. Configured with its top up or down, or perhaps with both windshields lowered for the ultimate in open-air motoring, its next driver, as well as its passengers, can look forward to a most exhilarating driving experience.
- 171 1953 Allard J2X Le Mans 3066 $450,000 $600,000 Capt. Leslie, Offutt Air Force Base, Sarpy County, Nebraska (acquired new in 1953), Moffett Field Road Races, 1953, C. Block, No. 42, 3rd Annual Madera Road Race, 1953, C. Block, No. 40, SCCA National Pebble Beach, 1954, C. Block, No. 74, Guardsmen Campership Road Races, Golden Gate Park, 1954, C. Block, No. 71 (8th Overall), SCCA National Bakersfield, 1955, C. Block, No. 73, SCCA Regional Stockton, 1955, C. Block, No. 74, SCCA National Pebble Beach, 1955, C. Block, No. 71 (7th Overall), Santa Rosa Sports Car Race, 1955, C. Block, No. 71 (13th Overall), Buchanan Field Sports Car Road Races, 1955, Jordan, No. 71, Bob Peterson, Piedmont, California (acquired from the above in 1953), John Tilton and Family (acquired from the above in 1958). This Allard J2X Le Mans, chassis 3066, is believed by the consignor to be the first exported to the US, and was first owned by an Air Force captain stationed in Nebraska. Delivered in blue with a red interior, the Allard was equipped with a Chrysler 331 Hemi engine, Alfin drum brakes, 40-gallon petrol tank, oil cooler, full windscreen, wipers, and a soft top with side curtains. Around 1953, Bob Peterson of Piedmont, California, purchased the Allard and with drivers Carl and Fred Block, campaigned it extensively in SCCA races across their home state, competing at fabled venues and against the premier sports car racers of the day, including Phil Hill, Johnny von Neumann, and Pete Lovely. At the 1954 race at Golden Gate Park, Carl Block hit a row of hay bales, damaging the Allard’s front bodywork. It has been suggested that renowned car customizer Jack Hagemann, whose shop was near Carl Block’s car dealership, likely sculpted the restyled aluminum front end it wears today, and painted the car red. In 1958, Bob Peterson sold the car to John Tilton for $2,500, and it has since remained in the Tilton family’s care for more than 60 years. In the mid-1970s, the Tilton children retrieved the J2X Le Mans from long-term storage and persuaded their father to restore it, an operation completed by Vic Russum of Racing Dynamics West in Los Angeles, with paint and bodywork by the acclaimed Eddie Paul. After its restoration, the car appeared at the 1977 and 1978 Monterey Historic Automobile Races at Laguna Seca and was invited to the 1977 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®. The Allard J2X Le Mans was recently recommissioned by the Tilton family and stands ready to continue its proud legacy as a formidable competitor from the golden age of sports car racing.
- 172 1937 Delage D6-70 Letourner et Marchand Cabriolet 51427 $400,000 $500,000 Claire Marie Lecomte, Paris, France (acquired new in 1938) (1), Charly Huc, Bordeaux, France (acquired from the above in 1951), Jacques d’Orizon, Bordeaux, France (acquired from the estate of the above in the early 1990s), Dr. Jean Mage, Agen, France (acquired from the above in 1991), Don Wathne, Miami, Florida (acquired circa 2005), Charles Bronson, Westlake, California (acquired in 2009), Current Owners (acquired from the above in 2009).In 1937, a Delage D6-70 roadster bodied by Letourneur et Marchand and nicknamed La Sauterelle (The Grasshopper), was piloted by two women in the Moroccan Rally from Oran, Algeria, to Casablanca. The women finished a creditable 7th Overall, and the car was paraded throughout France to celebrate. Impressed by the feat of her fellow female auto enthusiasts, Claire Marie Lecomte of Paris visited Letourneur et Marchand and commissioned a road car with similar features. The coachbuilders drew up blueprint no. 5834 with pontoon front fenders, an elongated bonnet, a hidden convertible top, and a vestigial fin on the bootlid. The order was signed on November 15, 1937, and the completed car was presented to Mme. Lecomte on April 27, 1938. The coachbuilder’s interpretation of La Sauterelle was so resplendent it participated in the Concours d’Elegance in Biarritz and Paris. According to details provided by the consignor, at the outbreak of WWII, Mme. Lecomte fled in her Delage to the free zone of Biarritz where it remained in storage, undriven due to a dearth of parts and gas. In 1951, Mme. Lecomte sold her adored Delage to Charly Huc, who returned it to running order and won the Grand Prix d’Honneur at the Concours d’Elegance in St. Jean de Luz. Huc began but never completed a restoration of the car, and following his death in the mid-1950s, the car remained in storage. In the early 1990s, Jacques d’Orizon relieved the widow Huc of the aging Delage. Months later, it was sold to M. d’Orizon’s cousin, Dr. Jean Mage. After decades of further storage, the car was exported to the US around 2005. By 2009, the Delage found its way via French car specialist Charles Bronson to its current owners, who were enamored of its history and design. They soon commissioned a thorough restoration by Alan Taylor of Escondido, California, with each aspect addressed, renewed, or replaced, as necessary. The D6-70 was finished in ivory paint with cognac leather and is accompanied by photographs chronicling the restoration. Presenting beautifully today, with a truly captivating presence, this Delage is an outstanding French Classic, destined to be the pièce de résistance for the judicious and discriminating collector.
- 173 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale AR101.20*00512 $90,000 $120,000 N/R This Giulietta SS is a late-production example and benefits from greater power and torque thanks to a 1600 engine (tipo AR00112) from a later Giulia Sprint Veloce model, bringing together the ideal combination of the uprated Veloce-spec engine with the refined design proportions and details of the Giulietta. Reportedly well known among Japanese Alfa Romeo circles, this car was a frequent participant at club events and rallies in the 1990s and 2000s, before being exported to Southern California. Finished in white over black upholstery, and highlighted by dynamic red striping and lightweight alloy wheels, it is now being offered from a prominent Swiss collection. The current condition of the Alfa Romeo suggests decades of regular care and service. Unrestored and recently serviced, this fabulous example of the Giulietta Sprint Speciale would be an enthusiastic candidate for future touring events or an excellent base for a show-quality restoration.
- 174 1969 Ferrari 365GT 2+2 12751 $250,000 $325,000 Chassis 12751 is believed to have had only three owners from new and showed only 74,440 miles at the time of cataloguing, believed by the consignor to be original to the car. With single ownership for the last 32 years, the Ferrari has undergone major services of its mechanical systems, all documented in the car’s extensive history file. Both engine and transmission were comprehensively rebuilt 174 by marque expert Allen Bishop of Galloway Enterprises in Pacific Palisades, California, and 12751’s innovative suspension was overhauled by specialist FJB Ltd. of Peoria, Arizona. Working from information supplied by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, the car was given a bare-metal repaint in its handsome original factory color of Blu Tourbillon, and the interior was refinished in Blu leather. Service receipts and previous registrations accompany the car along with a complement of accessories. Featured in the book Forty Years of Ferrari V-12 Engines by Welko E. Gasich, this well-sorted and highly documented Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 is a fine example of the legendary automaker’s four-seat grand touring car.
- 175 1963 Bentley S3 Continental Coupe BC18LXC $80,000 $110,000 N/R The original owner of this S3 Continental Coupe was media mogul Lew Wasserman, who ran MCA/Universal. Chassis BC18LXC is equipped with power windows, in-door refreshment cabinets, and rare factory air-conditioning. Cloaked in dark green paintwork and light tan leather upholstery, BC18LXC features a walnut-trimmed dashboard with a full array of gauges, including a tachometer. Presenting in excellent condition, and accompanied by extensive invoices from its current ownership, it was the cover car and subject of a recent feature article in the Silver Cloud & Bentley S Type Society’s Post “55” publication. This example represents the end of the firm’s true custom-bodied models, the perfect complement to the performance Continental chassis, a name retired after the S3 and not revived until 1984. BC18LXC will grant its next owner the ideal blend of exclusivity, driving pleasure, and comfort for which Bentley is famous.
- 176 1959 MG MGA 1500 Roadster YD1/2392 $75,000 $100,000 N/R In the spring of 1958, the announcement that the new MGA would come equipped with a two-cam engine delighted driving enthusiasts who craved the promise of transformative performance. Built for the UK market and among only 2,111 Twin-Cams produced overall, chassis YD1/2392 was constructed in 1959 from July 20 to 22, and was painted in Old English White with a black interior and a gray convertible top. It received the MGA Twin-Cam’s standard equipment: four-wheel Dunlop disc brakes and center-lock vented disc wheels. Prior to its mid-2000s arrival in the US, this Twin-Cam received a substantial restoration in the UK, and was sold to a discerning American collector, who added it to his assemblage of British cars. In 2013, YD1/2392 received a mechanical refresh that included induction, and brake and clutch systems; and earlier this summer, a tune-up was performed. Currently, YD1/2392 is in period-correct rally form; it features a cut-down Auster windscreen, front and rear Lucas accessory lamps, leather bonnet straps, and zippered tonneau cover for the passenger compartment. To complement the accessories and the rally experience, a Suixtil touring bag containing driving gloves, goggles, and an MG-branded motoring blanket are included. The MGA’s driver’s manual and its British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate also accompany the sale. This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a rally-outfitted open British sports car with the sounds of a high-revving twin-cam engine.
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