15 Aug 2019, starting at 14:00 PDT & 16 Aug 2019, starting at 10:00 PDT
Carmel, Quail Lodge & Golf Club, Carmel, CA 93923
Bonhams hosted a sale in Monterey from the late 1990s and the advent of the Quail concours saw them partner with Michael Kadoorie and his Peninsula Hotel business and become part of their Friday event. This sale has vacillated between offering the greatest cars and simply not with a lack of impetus frequently hurting them. In the last decade Bonhams offered an Auto Union D-Type, Bugatti Type 57S and more without success in 2009, 2010 saw them offer the Amalfatino collection of Porsches with great success. 2011 and 2012 saw them offer little, 2013 a headline act was one of the best Bentley Blowers, while in 2014 they partnered with major shareholder Evert Louwman to offer a dozen cars from the Violati collection including 250GTO #3851GT and more than tripled their gross total. Paul Pappalardos 250GT Interim was offered in 2015 but the gross halved, while 2016 saw a further drop only partially recovered in 2017 with an ex Cunningham E-Type lightweight and a McLaren F1. 2018 saw Bonhams offer a range of fine cars with a 1962 Ferrari 250GT Short Wheelbase leading the way, that cars failure to sell saw the sale cover just $37.6 mil. with a 81% sellthrough rate.
Date – Sold/Offered (%) – Gross Total – High sale
2007 65/95 (68%) $7,657,305.00 $403,000.00 1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom I
2008 44/75 (59%) $21,547,450.00 $4,957,000.00 1960 Jaguar E2A
2009 54/99 (55%) $13,150,920.00 $1,437,000.00 1933 Duesenberg Model J Rollston Torpedo
2010 78/ 102 (76%) $17,837,530.00 $3,967,000.00 1970 Porsche 917
2011 58/113 (51%) $9,636,635.00 $1,002,500.00 1957 BMW 507
2012 55/96 (57%) $11,663,070.00 $2,205,000.00 1966 Ford GT40
2013 77/89 (87%) $31,085,150.00 $4,467,500.00 1931 Bentley Blower
2014 103/115 (90%) $107,745,900 $38,115,000 1962 Ferrari 250GTO
2015 94/111 (85%) $44,208,488.00 $8,525,000.00 1959 Ferrari 250GT Interim
2016 101/115 (88%) $34,642,800.00 $4,000,000.00 1931 Bugatti Type 51
2017 82/109 (69%) $43,866,900.00 $15,620,000.00 1995 McLaren F1
2018 110/135 (81%) $37,621,910.00 $3,525,000.00 1948 Alfa Romeo 6C2500 Competizione
Bonhams have added a second day to their annual Quail Lodge auction in 2019 and shifted the traditional Thursday sale to an afternoon/ evening slot with the Friday sale being a day sale to try and fit in with the Gooding & RM evening sales on the Friday and Saturday. This means 220 cars will be on offer, still meaning a long slog for the Saturday sale and plenty of ho hum cars. The two highlights are stunning examples of their types and its easy to be confident of the sales success.
Ferrari had begun development of a new Lampredi series of V12s with a view to Formula 1 success but the first 275S prototype appeared in early 1950 based on a 3.3 litre engine and the 340 America followed a year later with its 4.1 litre V12 derived from the 275S. Starting with #0082AM, which won the Mille Miglia with Villoresi at the wheel in April ’51 production was launched and 23 would be produced through 1952. The America nomenclature was intended for sale to the USA where Enzo believed he could sell a big bore sportscar and while further Americas and Super Americas were specific road cars the first example was a dual purpose car capable of racing or fast road use. Eight 340 Americas had Touring coachwork, Vignale produced 11 examples and Ghia four giving some idea of how Ferrari were still bespoke, handcrafted cars and a client with sufficient resources could specify their car in whatever form they chose. Johnny Ysmael was a Filipino playboy of Lebanese descent with a residence in California and when he saw the unique Vignale Coupe 340 America at an Italian dealership, bought it and had it exported to his California home. Union Oil owner Bill Denehy soon saw it and bought the fine Ferrari before it ended up with Ernie McAfee. After some years with McAfee the car was purchased by James Walter and its his family that offer it six decades later in incredibly original form.
As recently as the 1990s it was relatively common to see old Ferrari and other exotica pulled out of barns but as the years roll on it is getting less and less common to see discoveries of this level. Even if purchased very young, time waits for no man (or woman) and by this point most original owners will have passed on, such is the path for all of us. Further there cannot be a Ferrari anywhere in the internet age that an agent doesn’t know about and regardless of sentimentality, the value is equitable with a nice retirement so again there can be few that haven’t realised the value of Grandpa’s old car. So its very, very rare to find a Ferrari that is so highly original, the last noted was the Baillon collection California, and this offering is a wonderful surprise. Any potential buyer has the wonderful opportunity to show the car in both its original form as a survivor class car and then again after a full restoration which wont be cheap at all (perhaps $500 – 600k). As such it is a diamond in the rough and worthy of the closest inspection. Value wise most 340 America’s have some form of race history but lack originality or have total originality but lack race history. Bonhams sold #0196AM back in 2017, a works racer with a hard life and replacement coachwork for $6.3 million, RM sold the ex Chinetti Le Mans #0116AM in 2016 at $8.3 million while one of the 275S/340 America prototypes fetched almost $8 million in 2015. Now all three were race cars but none were nearly as original as this fine example on offer, I would expect #0132A to sell somewhere in the $5 – 7 million range, maybe even a little higher. It is one of my favourite cars in Monterey.
Porsche would eventually become known as the greatest sportscar entrant but they started inconspicuously with the 550RS which was still largely based on Volkswagen technology. The 550 would soon be redone as the far more advanced 550A * and would undergo further modification. Porsche new they needed a new racer by 1957 and work on the new 718RSK commenced with new suspension all round and a narrower more curvaceous bodywork. The 718RSK was finally put into series production in 1958 with either the standard 1.5 Flat four. Formula 2 was becoming a very important formula with low costs and easy participation and Porsche were aware so began to offer centre steer kits for the 718. This allowed the seat and pedals to be shifted from its standard left (right?) position to the centre to compete in either Sportscar or F2 events and they were successful in both with drivers such as Jean Behra. Just six of these cars would be built by the end of 1959 and for Porscheophiles represent one of the early highlights. Bonhams car is #718-028 which was sold new to Christian Goethals, a Belgian driver of some quality who’s first race with his 718 was the ’59 Leopoldville GP in the Belgian Congo which he won followed by a minor event before a DNF at the Nurburgring 1000km. The 1960 Buenos Aires saw Goethals/ Delfosse take 6th, arguably the best result for the car.
Nothing of the cars history is discussed by Bonhams other than to say that it was found in Ohio in the 1990s and that it retained its original engine, transaxle and bodywork. #718-028 was soon restored with a view to competing in classic auto races and it was entirely successful. Rather helpfully Bonhams offers no guide to the 718s estimate but there are several theories on what it could fetch. Firstly any normal offering of a car with a decades long gap in its provenance would and should concern, it is a red flag and thus begs pre auction inspection by a Porsche expert to ensure the actual mechanical components and chassis are of correct vintage. IF the car proves to be accurate and legitimate then it can be compared to the many 718s that have been offered, covering anything from the many 718s which have been rebuilt from some original material which are worth around the $2.5 – 3 million mark. At the other end of the spectrum was the highly original works RS60 that Gooding sold in 2016 for a touch over $5 million and is on offer at RM this year. The entire value of this 718 will depend on which camp the car sits in, if it turns out to be less original then $3 million would be ample, if totally original then perhaps $4.5 million would be about right. For all that Porscheophiles are a different bunch and they often have entirely separate values vis-a-vis say Ferrari fans so its possible that they might find this car highly compromised but still pay top dollar for it.
Delahaye was rather a staid maker of commercial vehicles and rather staid automobiles. A supposed meeting with Ettore Bugatti saw the Desmarais family, owners of Delahaye, chose to develop a new sporty car based on a new 3.2 litre straight six and an advanced platform. To promote the new expensive Delahaye they built a small series of race cars and times were good, Delahaye creating a new 3.5 litre engine for the Type 135. Multiple series of the Type 135 would be built with the 135M production road car, 135S long chassis race car, 135MS fast road car and 135 Competition Court which featured a shorter 2.65 metre wheelbase and the S competition engine. Some 30 of the Competition Courts would be built for a mix of Racing and fast road use and they are the ultimate Delahaye 135 thanks to fine coachwork from Figoni & Falaschi and other fine French atelier. Guillore weren’t as exciting as Figoni or Saoutchik but were still masters of the art and the additional subtlety wasn’t a negative.
The 1937 Delahaye 135M Competition Court Guillore Roadster on offer at Bonhams is one of just two bodied by Guillore. Although built on the Competition Court chassis this example was never raced but was instead clothed by the French atelier for concours. Don Williams purchased the car in the 1980s and had it restored by Mike Fennel who is one of the best in the business. The vendor acquired the car in the 1990s and recently had it refreshed by Laidlaw Antique Auto Restorations. Since then the car has been documented by Jean-Paul Tissot and been an award winner at the Greenwich concours. As befits a concours queen this Delahaye is offered in perfect condition at an eye watering $3.25 – 3.75 mil. although this is actually market correct for the type and fits in with other Competition Courts which have been offered at or fetched anywhere from $1.2 to 6.6 million. As with most concours cars it all depends on the coachwork, the more beautiful and dramatic the better and more valuable, in this case its not as beautiful as the Figoni & Falaschi Geo Ham Roadsters but is almost as dramatic. As such a valuation around half of the Geo Ham seems reasonable in the current market and if concours cars are your passion, this is a stunning car which begs for Pebble Beach display.
WO Bentley may have made the worlds fastest lorries but he was an automobile engineer par excellence even if an arch traditionalist. By the end of the 1920s he had developed the original 3 Litre into a range that included the 4.5 Litre, the 6.5 Litre/ Speed Six and the 8 Litre but it was the 4.5 and 6.5 litre racers that he was best known for with the Bentley Boys front page heroes. The most important Bentley Boy, Tim Birkin, decided that the way forward was to supercharge the 4.5 Litre, something successfully proven by Mercedes-Benz among others. Much to Bentleys outrage, Birkin managed to get funding from Hon. Dorothy Paget and set about racing the first four off the production line, one of which was the Birkin Single Seater sold at Bonhams in 2012 and the others the usual Vanden Plas Le Mans Tourers. The Blower Bentley proved very quick but fatally flawed as a race car with a major lack of development that would have occurred if a works product and sales struggled with the 50 road going examples produced taking some time to sell and almost bankrupting Miss Paget.
Bonhams are offering MS3942 which was a 1931 car fitted with Vanden Plas Tourer coachwork as new with a slightly atypical history including competition at Brooklands in the late 1930s. Soon after the war the Blower was rebuilt as a partial Birkin Replica and later fitted with the engine and transmission from MS3945. The car was later still restored to full Birkin Replica form and formed part of the Tom Perkins and Fred Simeone collections. Indeed the latter swapped this in a package of cars with Virgil Millett for a Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa since when it has been well maintained and recently recommissioned for this sale. Recent sales for Blower Bentleys have pegged them at between $2.5 – 5 million with the more original examples at the higher end of the valuation and this car is relatively original. While the replacement engine doesn’t hurt since its a Bentley and its rare for any Bentley to be matching numbers, the change of coachwork does and the $2.75 – 3.75 million estimate takes some consideration. Its far from the least original so the low is possible a little steep but the high should get a more original example so I would say value at $2.75 to $3.25 million.
Alejandro de Tomaso founded his eponymous firm in Milan and began to produce racing and formula 1 cars. Their first production car was 1963s Ford Cortina powered Vallelunga although the following Mangusta featured a Ford 289cui V8. The process of building the Mangusta began when de Tomaso asked Carroll Shelby to source a 289cui race engine and the services of Pete Brock to design a new show car. Based on the Vallelunga chassis the car was light and the 500bhp was more than ample for the car to be well received while the open top bodywork didn’t alter too much from the usual Group 7 style. Indeed Shelby had decided to replace his ultra successful Cobra Daytona Coupe with a new car that would take the Can Am fight to the then rumoured McLaren Chev V8 proposal. The de Tomaso engineers did their part and specially modified the 289cui short block alloy engine to their specification (6786cc V8 and alloy construction) but when Ford decided not to produce the engines in any form the project began to grind to a halt. The final straw was Shelby’s selection as the official race team for the GT40 program, replacing the FAV team which had been unsuccessful and this lead to their actual withdrawal from the project although they would return to the Can Am series in 1967 with the Cobra Group 7.
De Tomaso would eventually build two P70s, the car already under construction and shown at the 1965 Turin Auto Show plus a second car that was actually raced in a hillclimb without success as the 5000 Sport. The P70 was supposedly stored by De Tomaso until 2004 when Philippe Olczyk spotted the body panels which Peter Brock confirmed. The body and all the components were purchased and shown at the Quail in 2005 before a second Quail in 2013 and has since been properly restored. Two things are concerning with the last two statements, the brevity of description as to what the “components” might mean and what connection with Mr. Olczyk there might be and both are potential red flags. A car like this would require a proper specialist to know what is original or not since their is only one in existence and rare De Tomaso aren’t that well known per se. Further Mr. Olczyk has a very interesting history and even a brief Google search is eye opening indeed. Even if the car is proven to be legitimate it is still an unraced prototype with little in the way of history except the one Turin show and from a relatively interesting but not fascinating brand. So the $2 – 3 million estimate seems double or even triple what I believe its worth, I mean the Cobra Can Am prototype fetched $350k at RM a decade ago and even if the market did move 200% since then, surely a cool million would be a guide. Its a what the …. prospect.
Auburn grew out of the Eckert Carriage Co. which was founded by the Eckert family in Auburn, Indiana and was eventually acquired by E.L. Cord for his empire in 1923 and by 1929 it was part of the Cord Company and was built by their Auburn Automobile Company arm along with Cords and Duesenbergs. Cord had already acquired supply of 8 cylinder Lycoming engines and launched the 8-63 and 8-88 in 1925 and the top of the line 8-115 with a 299cui engine in 1928. Alan Leamy joined the combine in 1929 from Marmon as designer and began work on the L-29 and a new Speedster coachwork design. Further work saw the launch of a new line of 391cui V12s with 160bhp on tap while Leamy modified the Speedster into the Boattail configuration and production commenced in 1931. Despite extremely low pricing the depression cannot have helped sales and while some 2174 examples of the V12 would be built in all, just 65 boattail speedsters were among them. Bonhams are offering #1991E a 1932 Boattail Speedster, 1 of just 12 verified authentic V12 boattail speedsters in existence. Known since ’57, this example was owned by Frank Cek, a A-C-D club member for four decades since ’62 who preserved the car in largely original condition. Noted to be the most original, unrestored speedster in ’00 by an A-C-D club certifier and later acquired by Ron Monte, another Auburn expert. The most recent owner and now vendor sent the car to Steve Babinsky for a full restoration to authentic form and the car won awards at Pebble Beach and the A-C-D clubs Reunion in ’16. So its a wonderfully original and authentic example and can be compared to some not very recent sales, #2119E at RM in 2013 at $1.21 mil., #1884E at Gooding in 2009 at $506k and #2280 at Gooding in 2008 at $687k. Bonhams are asking $1.8 – 2.4 million and while I don’t believe for 1 minute that these have doubled in value over the last 6 years the low estimate should be about right.
The Fiat 8V was born when Fiat decided to develop an American style V6 sedan and while this project remained stillborn Giacosa developed a 1996cc all aluminium OHV V8 engine and the engineers decided to create a small racing sports GT around it. Siata was chosen to build the fully independent suspension chassis for the new car which was christened the 8V thanks to Fords copyright of the V8 and the early cars were fitted with Carrozzerie FIAT coachwork, further series of Zagato, Vignale and Ghia cars were later produced. Just 114 examples of the Otto Vu were produced through ’55 with a further series of 50 Siata’s produced concurrently and they proved both and successful as racing cars. Easily the most extravagant example was the Ghia supersonic which wore a body also seen on Aston DB2/4 and Jaguar XK120 chassis and was seen on 15 8Vs. #106*000043 is on offer at Bonhams and was one of two built for export to Dutch Darrin in the USA with a view to American to sale at a suitable profit and while #0039 was sold to actress Lana Turner, #0043 was bought by American sportsman and manufacturer Briggs Cunningham for his wife Lucie. After a series of American owners the car would end up with Bruce Pierce in ’63 and while he saved the car it did acquire the Chevrolet engine and transmission swap as was par for the course with complex Italian exotica. American Fiat/ Siata expert Jarl de Boer acquired in 1981 and after passing to Paul Sable in ’01 it ended up in Belgium with another expert in 2012 who restored it to absolute perfection complete with its original engine. Recent sales include #0049 at RM in 2017 at $1.375 mil., #0049 at Bonhams in 2015 at $1.815 mil., #0035 at Gooding in 2013 at $1.76 mil. and #0035 at Gooding in 2011 at $1.705 mil. so the $1.75 – 1.95 mil. estimate is a touch strong but market correct at the low estimate.
Pre war highlights include:
- 1901 Panhard-Levassor 5HP Twin Cylinder Rear Entrance Tonneau – Est. $400 – 450k, a rare original Panhard with Tonneau coachwork. More recently to Switzerland and the UK, restored many moons ago. Recently refurbished. Ideal for the London to Brighton. Likely market correct.
- 1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Hibbard & Darrin Transformable Phaeton – Est. $350 – 550k, a very elegant yet sporty Phantom I delivered new to the US and later rescued and restored, remains in excellent order. Good buying at the low estimate.
- 1928 Cunningham V-7 Sedan – Est. $150 – 220k, this Cunningham was a very expensive brand of rather staid automobiles handbuilt for the gentry in New York. This particular example featured Sedan coachwork and was later part of the Harrah collection, restored by Tired Iron Works with $250k in receipts. Good buying.
- 1930 Bentley Speed Six Tourer Replica – Est. $1 – 1.3 mil., originally a Weymann Saloon, converted to Le Mans replica form, restored by DL George and Steve Babinski, a nice example and market correct.
- 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Brewster Derby Dual Cowl Tourer – Est. $600 – 750k. Offered by Robert M. Lee so totally accurate and lovely condition although an older restoration. Market correct.
- 1930 Stutz SV-16 Weymann Monte Carlo Saloon – Est. $450 – 550k. 1 of 3 SV-16 Monte Carlos, ex. A Miller, restored by RM Auto Restoration, twice a class winner at Pebble. Market correct.
- 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Carlton Sports Limousine – Est. $125 – 150k, a sporty yet charming body on the very effective Phantom II chassis. Lovely condition. Very good buying.
- 1934 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Phaeton Rep. – Est. $600 – 800k, originally a staid Willoughby Berline, rebodied in the 1930s and later redone in this form. Good condition and priced about right for a replica.
- 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Binder Cabriolet – Est. $350 – 450k, beautiful coachwork built for the Brazilian owner of the Copacabana Palace by Binder, originally fitted to a Phantom I in fine condition but not original so this is all the money.
- 1935 Riley MPH 2 seat Sports – Est. $650 – 750k, the MPH was the ultimate expression of the Riley form although just 15 were produced. A British car that eventually migrated to the USA in the 1980s and has been well maintained. Market correct.
- 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Gangloff Galibier – Est. $325 – 375k, a fairly staid Type 57 with replacement but correct coachwork from another Type 57. For all that it is still a Type 57 and market correct price.
Mid century highlights are:
- 1947 Studebaker Gardner Special – Est. $350 – 450k, A special Gardner designed Studebaker one off. Well documented show car. Recent restoration, Pebble Beach award winner. Hard to say but seems expensive.
- 1948 Bentley Mark VI James Young Saloon – Est. $175 – 225k, a James Young Saloon with highly streamlined saloon coachwork. Beautifully finished. Market correct.
- 1952 Siata 208S Bertone Berlinetta – Est. $850 – 950k, the other 49 Siata 208s were racing but this was a unique Bertone GT for Wacky Arnolt who bought Bertone itself. Restored in 1990s. Seems expensive.
- 1953 Hughes-Kircher Special – Est. $300 – 400k, a unique racing special built on a spec built tubular chassis and fitted with a Jaguar XK120 engine and various parts. Raced in SCCA competition, M-B 300SL engine fitted. Ideal for any use and market priced.
- 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe – Est. $1.35 – 1.55 mil. 57 years with one owner protected this car. Restored by Sports Leicht Restorations post 2013 in original colours. Value at the low estimate.
- 1955 Moretti 1200 Sport Spider – Est. $550 – 650k, a rather cool if slow etceterini. Price has been dropped $200k but still seems a touch too expensive.
- 1956 Porsche 356A 1600 Speedster – Est. $250 – 300k, 1 owner for 44 years, restoration begun in the early ’90s and not completed til ’17, non original engine so market priced at the low estimate.
- 1956 Cooper T39 Bobtail – Est. $190 – 230k, imported into Australia by Jack Brabham. A series of racers and then a lively history followed before restoration with parts from Crosthwaite and Gardiner. A fun little toy and market correct.
- 1958 AC Ace Bristol BEX436 – Est. $350 – 450k, desirable and correct original example supplied to Canada. A touch expensive, even at the low estimate.
- 1958 Bentley S-Type Continental Flying Spur Sports Saloon – Est. $150 – 200k, a lovely Continental Sedan with celebrity ownership in lovely original condition. A touch expensive.
- 1959 Cooper Type 51 GP – Est. $150 – 200k, raced by George Nixon and others without much success in F2 events, later restored and ex David Cronenberg, little provenance. Market correct.
- 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 DHC – Est. $110 – 140k, a top quality 3.8 XK150 restored by JK Restorations and sensitively upgraded. Market correct.
- 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster – Est. $275 – 325k, a flat floor roadster with an older restoration that has recently been refreshed. Seems a touch expensive, value at around $250k.
- 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage – Est. $550- 750k, a gorgeous Vantage, delivered to Switzerland, highly original condition. Market correct at the low estimate.
- 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster – Est. $150 – 180k, a beautiful Series I Roadster original in Black over Red, 23,000 miles from new, largely original. Good buying.
- 1963 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 GS Coupe – Est. $600 – 750k, a very rare Carrera 2 Coupe, German delivery, USA from pre 1980s, matching #s, mostly restored, market correct.
- 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 – Est. $1.275 – 1.475 mil., 4th street 427cui Cobra, Restored in the late 1990s and again by Legendary Motorcars in the 2000s. Highly authentic. Market correct if the condition checks out.
- 1965 Iso Grifo A3 Competizione – Est. $1 – 1.3 mil., believed to have been made in December ’64 and supplied via Auto Becker to Pierre De Siebenthal in Switzerland, later to Salvatore Diomante and restored. If the history checks out worth the money, if not avoid.
- 1965 Aston Martin DB5 – Est. $1 – 1.3 mil., US example, restored by Kevin Kay in the ’90s, now patinated. If the condition checks out as better than a mere driver its market correct.
- 1965 Citroen DS21 Concorde Coupe – Est. $175 – 225k, 1 of 35 exclusive Chapron built Concorde Coupes. Part restored many years ago, recently freshened. Market correct.
- 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 – Est. $300 – 400k, 17th of 25 pre production Z/28s and destined for SCCA racing with Gary Morgan. Found and restored in recent times. Later to Belgium. History needs checking out even if all checks out its probably a touch expensive. $200 – 250k sounds right.
- 1968 McLaren M6B – Est. $450 – 500k, McLarens M6B was the production variant of the all dominant M6A and intended for Can Am use. Shelby purchased this car from Trojan fit a Ford aluminum block V8 and Peter Revson campaigned it. Later caught fire and was rescued in the ’90s when it was rebuilt around a new chassis/ tub. About right for a weapons grade race car.
- 1968 Lamborghini Islero 400GT – Est. $225 – 275k, a Swiss Islero 400GT in striking colours, OEM engine fitted, part restored. Market correct if driver quality or better.
Modern highlights are:
- 1987 Porsche 930 Flachbau Cabriolet – Est. $140 – 170k, a cool slantnose 911 Turbo, 32,000 miles from new. Largely original and good quality. Seems quite cheap.
- 1988 Peerless Lola Corvette GTP – Est. $425 – 525k, one of two built for IMSA racing, plenty of power although not the development of the Jaguars, Nissans and Porsche 962s. Much cheaper to run than a 962. Requires recommissioning. Needs a thorough inspection and if in relatively good mechanical order and no chassis issues, market correct at the low estimate.
- 1989 Ferrari F40 – Est. $1.2 – 1.5 mil., Euro spec car later to Japan, USA from ’16, regularly serviced by Miller Motorcars since. Exceptional condition and 4,500km from new. Market correct at the low estimate.
- 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster – Est. $150 – 200k, 1 of 824, sold new to Mrs Roy Orbison, less than 20,000 miles from new. A very nice Speedster as is but a priceless artifact for a Roy Orbison fan.
- 2004 Ferrari F360 Challenge Stradale – Est. $175 – 225k, a pretty cool example of the first V8 ltd edition supercar. Just 9,900 miles from new. Very good buying.
- 2008 Porsche 911/997 GT2 – Est. $175 – 225k, decade old high performance 911 GT2, well maintained. Market correct.
- 2015 Porsche 918 Wessaich Spider – Est. $1.6 – 1.9 mil., the 918 is arguably the best hybrid hypercar with 4WD and a Targa roof, the Wessaich version is simply more of everything. 980 miles from new. Unique livery. Probably 200-300k too expensive.
- 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Series – Est. $1.25 – 1.9 mil., a very rare early GT in Heritage Edition livery. 120 miles from new. Very quick but no quicker than a Ferrari F12 or 812 Superfast so expensive. Ltd. edition though and this is almost certainly market correct somewhere in the valuation.
- 2017 Ferrari F12 TDf – Est. $975k – 1.1 mil., a rare F12 Tdf, as new and a great buy if this is your thing. Otherwise ferociously expensive and yet this is market correct so go figure.
Affordable highlights are:
- 1962 Cooper Monaco Type 61 – Est. $100 – 150k, a genuine Monaco with US racing history that was modified many times. Later lost both its chassis and body! Rebuilt since and a bonafide track weapon.
- 1933 Chrysler CL Custom Imperial Le Baron Sedan – Est. $100 – 150k, 1 of 22 sedans. Very expensive restoration by Bob Mosier. Not the most glamorous Custom Imperial but still a great car. Market correct.
- 1972 De Tomaso Pantera L – Est. $80 – 120k, a lovely, original, low mileage example of this Italo-American hybrid. Market correct.
- 1991 Nissan Skyline R32 GTR – Est. $80 – 110k, beautifully presented, just 11,600 miles from new, now legal in the USA. A little expensive, perhaps $60 – 70k would be right.
- 1982 Ferrari 308GTSi – Est. $70 – 90k, just 82 miles from new. Another lovely Ferrari at a very good but market correct figure.
- 1972 Citroen SM – Est. $70 – 90k, 3 litre, auto. US delivery, stored for 30 years. Reconditioned in 2015. If excellent condition as claimed, Market correct.
- 1993 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo – Est. $70 – 90k, an original Supra in like new condition, just 16,000 miles from new. Very special but polarising. Probably $20k too expensive.
- 1990 Rolls-Royce Corniche III – Est. $60 – 80k, 30,000 miles from new and lovely condition. Market correct.
- 1967 Volkswagen Type 2 Camper – Est. $60 – 90k, original Westfalia-built Campmobile in spectacular condition, recent comprehensive restoration, market correct if not a good buy.
- 2010 Tesla Roadster – Est. $50 – 75k, an essentially brand new Roadster with just 10 miles from new. Either a bargain or a complete rip depending on perspective. Huge potential future collector value.
- 1991 Autech Zagato Stelvio AZ1 – Est. $45 – 50k, a weird Zagato on a Nissan Leopard basis with the 280bhp VG30DET engine. Fascinating car and worth looking at.
- 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Competizione Spider – Est. $40 – 60k. Fast little Giulia converted to vintage racing spec. Cheaper than the cost of re-doing it in 2019. Good buying.
- 1959 Kellison J-4R Coupe – Est. $35 – 55k, a legitimate Kellison that has been rebuilt and restored with a 500bhp engine. Immense car and both great buying and market correct.
- 1973 Chevrolet Corvair Turbo Monza- Est. $25 – 35k, a fun little Corvair in ultimate Turbo spec. Possible future collector value and inexpensive as is. Market though.
- 1974 Fiat X1/9 – Est. $25 – 30k, restored example with just 13,000 miles. Another fun car with lots of future value.
- 1991 Nissan President Sovereign VIP – Est. $20 – 30k, a fun bit of JDM rarity. Pretty luxurious Nissan Limo. Highly original, quality condition. Likely market correct.
- 1979 Mazda RX7 – Est. $15 – 20k, incredibly well-preserved condition. Just 35,000 miles from new. Good buying.
Lot # – Year – Make – Model – Chassis #/VIN – Est. $ – N/R = No reserve
- 1 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Litre Targa WP0EB0919JS161044 $40,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R The 1987 Porsche Carrera Targa 3.2 offered here comes from decades of sunny California ownership, presenting beautifully in red over tan interior. It’s life of mild use is apparent in the overall condition of the car, aging very well and only showing typical signs of age. The 3.2 Liter flat-six blissfully delivers power to the rear wheels through the 5-speed manual Getrag G50 gearbox. Accompanying the sale of this Targa is its tool kit and CARFAX. It should be noted that the CARFAX shows a mileage discrepancy from a service facility in 2002, believed to be a clerical error. Aging quite well after 30 years of life, this example is sure to offer years of motoring enjoyment ahead.
- 2 1990 Rolls-Royce Corniche III SCAZD02DXLCX30164 $60,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R Acquired by the current owner in 2015 from the Jim Rogers Collection in Las Vegas, this exclusive Rolls-Royce has traveled just under 30,000 miles from new. As one would expect, the vehicle presents in wonderful condition today. Panel fitment is excellent, no surprise for Rolls, and the remainder of the exterior demonstrates the meticulous care that the car has been given. Inside, the story is very much the same and comes complete with the requisite shearling carpets and delightfully period car phone. In addition, a more modern stereo system has been installed. On file are a number of invoices detailing recent mechanical work, it is best recommended give these a look within the history file. A replacement of the convertible top and work to the water pump present as the most major of the recent projects to keep the car in top shape. Just 450 of these Series III Corniches were built by Mulliner Park Ward, making this a quite desirable Rolls. The effortless style, and wafting nature of the ride make for excellent summer cruiser. Do not miss the opportunity to get behind the wheel of such a fine example.
- 3 1982 Ferrari 308GTSi 38767 $70,000.00 $90,000.00 N/R This 308 GTSi sold new through Foreign Cars Italia of Greensboro, North Carolina in 1982 with just 82 miles on the odometer, being delivered in red over black interior, with red piping on the seats. The car would be kept in the care of a single owner for the next 32 years before changing hands in 2014. With 3 owners from new, this car now presents in exceptional preservation condition, having covered fewer than 3500 miles during its life and always being well cared for. In recent years, this 308 GTSi has received an FCA Platinum as well as a Preservation Platinum award for its originality. This is example is equipped with the 2.9-Liter, 205-hp V-8 engine fueled by Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection backed by a 5-speed manual gearbox. The car is fitted with a radio, air-conditioning, power brakes and windows. A timing belt service was complete in 2014 and the car has been maintained since acquired by the current owner in 2014. Today, the car is described as being exceptionally enjoyable to drive, being looked after in a prominent international collection of cars. Accompanying the sale of this beautiful 308 is the original window sticker, all of the original invoices from when the car was sold new, tool kit, manuals, and the factory spare wheel. This car has also been Classiche Certified, showing matching numbers throughout.
- 4 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL WDBBA48D3JA087276 $45,000.00 $55,000.00 N/R Delivered new to Autobahn Motor Cars in Upper Darby Pennsylvania, this spectacularly original Midnight Blue over Grey leather car had the fortune of remaining under single ownership for nearly 30 years. As a result, under 40,000 miles appear on the odometer within the luxuriously appointed, yet cleanly designed cabin. Confirming the vehicle’s status as an original, a consistent paint reading can be found over the course of the entirety of the body. However, small imperfections appear in the way of wayward rock chips. As with any other Mercedes-Benz, the panel fit is spectacular with tight gaps all around and only further endorses the quality of the car this SL has received. Upon coming under the care of its second owner, the fastidious care has continued, and the seller reports the vehicle to be sorted out and in fully functioning order. A solid performer, its V8 motor pulls strong, transmission switches with authority, and the build is largely free of heinous squeaks or rattles. The Mercedes will be accompanied by its tools, spare, factory books, original window sticker, and hard top. Being the final evolution of the long standing R107 platform, the 560SL benefits from over a decade’s worth of refinement. Its powerful V8 and excellent road manners make for the perfect summer cruiser. A fine example such as this will surely provide its next lucky owner with many more miles of happy motoring.
- 5 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider AR375165 $55,000.00 $65,000.00 N/R This spry and diminutive Giulia Spider was acquired by the consignor in 1989. By this point, the Alfa had become well-worn and it wasn’t to long before a restoration began. The more serious work such as the media blasting, metalwork, paint, plating, and upholstery was placed firmly in the hands of professionals but various other odds and ends from the wiring to the general reassembly was performed within a home garage over the course of several years. Despite the ‘amateur’ restoration, the car has proven to be a strong runner having completed a trip to Monterey Car Week to compete in the Concorso Italiano in the mid-1990s. A true Alfisti, the owner has extracted just as much entertainment working on the car as driving. In the past two decades, the Giulia has been dis-and-reassembled numerous times as to keep the vehicle in proper order. Generally set up for club events and touring, the car has received a number of modifications including 84 mm pistons, European cams, 4.56 differential, alternator, electronic ignition, and electric fuel pump in an effort to increase both drivability and reliability. An endlessly charming automobile, the popularity of these Alfa Romeos come as no surprise thanks to the delightful Pininfarina body work combined with a peppy twin cam motor. A well sorted example such as this is sure to be enjoyed.
- 6 1973 Volvo P1800ES 1836354-007532 $70,000.00 $90,000.00 N/R This Volvo 1800ES, one of just 5,008 built in 1973, the final year of production for the model, is an original California market car. Built in May 1973, one month before the last 1800ES emerged from the Göteborg, Sweden, assembly line, this example was sold new by Haste & Hirsty Inc. of Studio City, California. The 1800ES has benefitted from a bare-metal respray in its original color of Gold Metallic and presents beautifully. Chrome has been re-plated, and all stainless trim has been polished, while the cars mechanical components has been refurbished. As Volvo’s flagship Sports Coupe, the 1800ES was nicely equipped from the factory, with a four-speed gearbox with overdrive, four-wheel disc brakes, tinted glass, a rear-window defroster, reclining leather-faced bucket seats, a tachometer, an oil pressure gauge and a locking center console. The only two options offered by the factory, but not originally specified for this example, have been added: air conditioning and an AM-FM radio. The car also has a set of ATS Classic alloy wheels, offered in period through Volvo dealers. A set of four correct pressed steel wheels with trim rings and center caps is included. A Nardi steering wheel, a popular period accessory, adds the glow of genuine wood to the sporting interior. The Volvo shows just under 67,000 miles and is offered with the owner’s manual and the original window sticker. It is the winner of two best-of-show awards at national Volvo events.
- 7 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 113044-12-009475 $120,000.00 $160,000.00 N/R This lovely 280SL is finished in its original color scheme of White over Green leather with a Dark Green soft top and Green hardtop, as detailed by the copy of the Mercedes-Benz datacard on file. Reported to be in the care of a single owner until 1982, the car was acquired by the consignor as a disassembled project in 2007. At some time prior to the current ownership, the original engine was removed and a factory replacement block with no number stamping was put in its place. The recipient of a thorough restoration by W113 specialists Beverly Hills Motors in Houston, Texas, the car was completed in 2018 with receipts totaling over $92,000. The drivetrain, suspension, brakes, and transmission were all rebuilt while the interior was redone with new cushions, hides, and more. The hardtop was restored while the soft top was complete refinished with all-new everything. Even the Frigiking air conditioning, gauges, and Becker Europa II radio received ample love and care. It goes without saying that the bottom was made to look as good as the top. Sumptuously detailed, the unique and elegant color scheme of the car really stands out. Showing under 80,000 miles, this is understood by the seller to be mileage from new. Offered with receipts and records in addition to the datacard and both tops, this stylish 280SL is perfect for whatever cruising you have in your future!
- 8 1982 Porsche 911SC Targa WP0EA0918CS160795 $45,000.00 $55,000.00 N/R This US-market 911SC 3.0 Targa was completed at the Porsche factory in November of 1981, as a 1982 model-year car. The Porsche was finished much as it appears today, in a lovely Hellblaumetallic (light blue metallic) exterior, over a black interior. According to the CARFAX report on file, the light blue 911SC Targa resided in California in the early 1990s and appears to have remained here ever since. Showing just over 69,000 miles on the odometer at the time of cataloging – a figure that is indeed believed to be the original mileage – the SC Targa presents in lovely condition throughout and gives you the feel of a car that has been well cared for since new. Correct black-center Fuchs wheels are fitted and shod on Michelin tires, and inside a set of classic Coco mats are in situ. Many factory decals and markings remain intact in the various compartments, and the car has a very clean and tidy appearance. A very usable “young-timer”, this fine 1982 Porsche 911SC 3.0 Targa offers brisk performance and an abundance of torque on tap from the overhead cam six-cylinder engine. Ideal for Sunday drives or participation in the many Cars and Coffee events around the country – or the Ramshorn Rally specifically designed for air-cooled Porsches – this classic Porsche Targa deserves serious consideration.
- 9 1968 Porsche 912 12802634 $65,000.00 $85,000.00 N/R Selling here is a 1968 912 coupe built at the Karmann works that is beautifully finished in Irish Green over black interior. Meticulously restored, this 912 was brought back to showroom finish throughout, with its stock appearance being maintained. The Irish green finish is very well done, not appearing to be overly restored. The interior carries a similar theme, being tastefully restored and welcoming. The care taken in its restoration is recognized in the engine compartment, where the engine assembly finish would make engineer proud. The interest and market value of early Porsche 912s has been climbing steadily over the past few years and offered here is an example that has been cared for and restored, simply ready for years of driving pleasure ahead.
- 10 1972 Citroen SM 00SB8050 $50,000.00 $70,000.00 N/R This fine example of the top-of-the-line SM model is in exceptionally well-kept and highly original condition. Previously in long-term ownership, the SM retains the original factory installed interior, and shows just 34,850 miles on the odometer – a figure believed to be original – at the time of cataloging. Some paintwork might have been performed in the original color, but many factory decals and markings are still present as expected on such an original car. Owner’s manuals are offered with the sale of the Citroën. Shot on Michelin tires, one can just visualize Jane Fonda as a space-age Barbarella in the cult Roger Vadim film, grabbing the single spoke steering wheel of this SM to commute to her flying saucer.
- 11 1956 Austin-Healey 100 BN2 Le Mans BN22-L/229678 $90,000.00 $120,000.00 N/R Healey blue over blue. 110bhp 2660cc I4. 4 speed manual. US delivery, $95k BMC Classics restoration in ’13 and upgraded to Le Mans spec., worthy example. Docs and parts. via Bonhams ’17 sold $110k
- 12 1937 Hudson Terraplane Business Coupe 7149279 $55,000.00 $75,000.00 N/R The history of this stunning 1937 Hudson Terraplane Business Coupe can be traced back to the 1970s, when it was located in Colorado by Hudson club member Steve Blake of Arkansas. The car was later treated to a comprehensive, two-year restoration, by well-known Hudson restoration shop, Davis Restoration, of Charleston, Illinois. It is evident upon close inspection, that the restoration was carried out to a very high level, and with very fine attention to detail. The exact woodgrain color was used on the interior, while new fabrics was sewn up to match the original. The body was lifted off the chassis, and carefully prepared for paint in the stunning Midnight Blue color seen on the car today. Finally, all host of optional extras were fitted to the car, including a rare Motorola radio clock, interior heater, dual fog lights and dual exterior horns. Once the restoration was completed, the car was displayed at the 1986 Hudson-Essex-Terraplane Nationals in Denver Colorado. The Terraplane would remain in Mr. Blake’s caring ownership until 2016, while only occurring some 220 miles. Offered from a well-known Hudson aficionado and collector from Hayworth, Illinois, the spectacular Business Coupe has seen much detail and maintenance work performed in the past couple of years and presents beautifully inside out. If value was based solely on looks and style, this would be a million bucks – and no matter for what figure it sells you’re guaranteed to look like a million bucks driving it.
- 13 1957 Toyota FJ25 7FJ253628L $60,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R Dark Green over Beige. F155 inline six-cylinder engine, Three-speed manual transmission, Four-wheel-drive, Restored in 2018; completed using only OEM parts, Rare early FJ. via Mecum Monterey ’18 Not sold $50k
- 14 1971 Maserati Ghibli SS 4.9 Coupe AM115/49*2036 $200,000.00 $240,000.00 The Maserati Ghibli SS offered here is beautifully finished in Tobacco Metalizzato with Senape mustard yellow leather interior. Only 425 Ghibli SS coupes were built and less than a handful were finished in this fabulous color. Built in March of 1971, this Ghibli was ordered new by Mrs. Nancy A Haywood of New York, being ordered as a US spec car destined for a European delivery with Italian “EE2968” license plates. Equipped with a 335hp 4.9 V8 and 5-speed manual transmission, this car was fitted new with European exhaust manifolds, air conditioning and Borrani wire wheels from the factory. The car was registered in Switzerland and lived in the South of France until 1980 when Mrs. Hywood imported her Ghibli to the USA where it would be registered in North Carolina. The import documents and service booklet associated with the cars move to the US and early service history are included in the sale. In March 2004 the car was then purchased by a Maserati expert, Mr. Ivan Ruiz with only 18,900 miles on the odometer where he offered the car privately to a client who purchased it to include in his Los Angeles collection. Fast Cars Ltd. Regularly serviced the car during its ownership in Los Angeles. The Ghibli was then sold to its current owner in 2017. The car is being offered today with less than 23,000 miles from new. Today, this Maserati Ghibli SS present respectably in restored condition, retaining the same presence it had nearly 50 years ago when the model was released. The interior shows very little use since the car was restored, accenting the dramatic design of the dash and center console. The paint and body appear in good condition, although some wear can be found throughout, consistent with regular road use. One of the most Iconic GT cars of the 20th century, the Maserati Ghibli offers stellar V8 performance and classically proportioned styling. A finely preserved example like the one presented before you will find itself comfortable presented on the lawns of shows across the country and equally blitzing hundreds of miles of interstate.
- 15 1991 Autech Zagato Stelvio AZ1 AZ1-0081 $45,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R A high water mark for the Japanese Auto market, the booming economy of the 1980s had left manufacturers flush with cash leading to some truly remarkable creations. Honda gave us the NSX, Toyota the Mark IV Supra, Nissan the GTR… but also a particular Italian bred oddity. A collaboration between in-house tuning arm Autech and the famed carrozzeria Zagato, the upmarket Nissan Leopard would serve as the basis for which the futuristic body work would be affixed. Sharing familiarities with other Zagato cars from the era, hints of Alfa Romeo SZ and Aston V8 can be seen in its proportions and details. One distinguishing feature are the quintessentially Japanese mirrors seamlessly integrated within the front fender pods. Most importantly, the signature double bubble comprises the roofline of the vehicle. Under the hood, Nissan’s VG30DET (note the single turbo) provides the expected factory rated “280” horsepower. With the gentleman’s agreement still in effect, the number was for all intents and purposes bogus, with true outputs laying much more realistically somewhere north of three hundred. The example presented here remained under the car of just a single owner for the entirety of its time within the boundaries of its homeland. Recently, the car was brought into the United States and was shown at the Greenwich Concours just a few months ago. The multistage paint looks remarkable in the sunlight, shifting multiple tones of green and blue, and greatly adds to the futuristic look of the vehicle. The recipient of detailed care over the years, the interior only shows a limited amount of wear on the seats and touchpoint and is free from any sort of cracking or splitting. Outside, the bodywork is devoid of major blemishes and comes complete with the rarely seen headlight covers. The car will arrive complete with Japanese inspection documents, owners’ manuals, and signed literature by Andrea Zagato. The ultimate salaryman cruiser, the Autech Zagato is unlike anything else on the road. Being just one of only 104 produced, you are likely never to run into another one on the road and will certainly be a point of interest within any car meet.
- 16 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 911 440 0384 $50,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R This stunning 2.7 Liter CIS Carrera was built new for the American market in the Black over Cinnamon leatherette that it still wears today. It was ordered with plenty of goodies including ‘Koni’ shock absorbers, ‘S’ brakes, rear spoiler, electric sunroof, gold Carrera script on the doors, and tinted glass all around. The Porsche motored its way to California, from where it was purchased by the current owner a few years ago. Since acquiring the car, it has been thoroughly serviced mechanically with over $34,000 in receipts and invoices detailing the work completed. Notable items listed in the service records include refreshing the rear lights, replacing all four tires, replacing all engine bay and undercarriage fuel hoses, resealing the motor—including replacing all of the gaskets and seals as well as attending to the cam timing and cam chain tensioners, adjusting the fuel injection system, installation of a complete air conditioning system, and service to the wiring. The work was completed by Specialty Car Solutions in Houston, Texas in 2017 and 2018 and close inspection of the records is recommended to truly understand the completeness and thoroughness of services done to the car. Today, the car shows beautifully and is reported by the seller to be a lovely driving machine. Providing virtually all of the driving thrill of a ’73 Porsche 911 2.7 Carrera RS at a fraction of the price, these ’74 Carreras are a veritable bargain!
- 17 1916 Pierce-Arrow Model 38 4 pass Touring 37269 $185,000.00 $200,000.00 Previously a part of the famed Bill Harrah Collection of Reno Nevada, this Pierce-Arrow Model 38 entered his care sometime in the 1950s and would remain within its walls until the 1980 when the most of the vehicles were being sold. The cast aluminum bodywork is completed in the “walk-through speedster” style as it is sometimes known due to its divided front bucket seats. A testament to Harrah keen eye for finding truly special automobiles, the car was reported as of 2014 to have the same keys and locks from new. Additionally, the front black leather seats are believed to be partially original while the back seats were at some point reupholstered in matching leather. While previously fitted with a cape top, a full-length, lined folding top has since taken up the responsibility of providing a barrier between occupants and environment. Since leaving Harrah’s, the Pierce would enter the hands of several other collectors over the years. It most recently acquired its latest owner in 2014. A capable and dependable runner, the vehicle has completed no less than five Paso Robles Tours, and will surely be ready for many more miles to come. A perfect candidate for tours and concours alike, this Pierce Arrow is a brilliant example of the brands dedication to producing high quality automobiles.
- 18 1971 Alpine A110 1600S Group 4 A110 17294 $175,000.00 $225,000.00 According to the renowned Alpine A110 model-book, the sporting example offered here – chassis number 17294 – was completed new at the Dieppe, France-based Alpine works to Group IV racing specifications and fitted with the powerful 1600S engine. The fiberglass exterior was completed as it appears today, in model-appropriate Bleu Metallise (Metallic Blue). The FIVA Passport issued for the car further documents the Group IV Alpine A110 as having been owned by a Mr. Franco Bruni of Italy in the late 1980s, then a Mr. Salvador Travino in California, USA in 2001, then a Benzicron Family Trust in 2013, also in California, and lastly the consignor – a Chicago-based collector of exceptional European sports cars – in 2014. Today this rare and desirable Alpine A110 1600S Group IV Coupe is offered with all the specified performance options for the model, including the Gotti wheels, wide bubble fenders, larger front brakes, a hydraulic hand brake, roll bar and safety harness. The A110 looks spectacular with driving lights out front and period-correct sponsor decals. A recent test drive by a Bonhams specialist was indeed very enjoyable, and the car performed exceptionally well. Eligible for many high-profile tours and racing events – including the Tour Auto – this Alpine A110 1600S Group IV deserves serious consideration.
- 19 1987 Porsche 944 Turbo Cup WP0AA2956HN165111 $90,000.00 $120,000.00 N/R So successful was the fully developed 944 and 951 transaxle cars of the mid-1980s that Stuttgart commissioned Weissach to develop specialized examples for their all-new Cup Racing Series. A titled from new Weissach-built racecar, the 951 Turbo Cup could be purchased on a Friday and raced in that weekend’s Rothman’s Cup in Canada, Turbo Cup in both Europe and South Africa as well as the Escort Series here in the United States. Al Holbert’s Motorsport Center of Warrington, PA imported a believed seven examples for competition in the Escort Series. The 951 offered here, chassis 165111, was delivered in the fall of 1987. Truly a performance vehicle, 165111 came complete with a fiberglass hood, magnesium intake manifold and wheels, a limited slip differential, sport shock absorbers, a factory installed Matter steel roll cage, improved ECU and KLR chips, larger brakes and a modified clutch and transmission. Devoid of a sunroof, air conditioning, lacquer and chrome preservation, sound insulation and electric motors, this Cup 951 weighed in as much as 400lbs less than the standard car with nearly 30% more performance. Wrightwood Racing in California would go on to race 165111 in several enduro events during a single season until around the early 1990s, when they decided to race non-Porsche cars, thus shelving the 951. With less than 4000 miles traveled, collector Ronald Tietjen purchased the 165111, and later passed it to prominent Porsche collectors, Sloan of Connecticut, around 2010 with 7000 miles showing on the dial. Not to later, it was acquired by our seller in 2012. The Porsche that can dice up corners with the grace and poise of a Rudolf Nureyev pirouette, this 951 Cup is truly a paragon of composure. With 270 horsepower on tap, the instant shove of standard KKK powered 951s is replaced by a smooth linear delivery that can howl swiftly through to the rev limiter. Porsche’s original and first Cup car, 165111 is a well-suited competition-spec Porsche on its believed original driveline. Seldom if ever again will a Porsche of this significance be offered again at this value range.
- 20 1979 Mazda RX7 SA22C553839 $15,000.00 $20,000.00 N/R This 1979 Mazda RX7 is being offered in incredibly well-preserved condition. Delivered new in solar Yellow over black vinyl interior, this car was believed to have been a dealer showroom display model, which were all finished in this same specification. Tracing the history of this RX7, it was purchased from the private collection of John Paul Volko where it was then was stored at the British Sports Car Hall of Fame, being shown during the 2017 Moss Motorfest and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Presented today in unrestored condition, this time-warp example still retains its assembly crayon markings from factory, which are visible under the hood. The interior appears in showroom new condition with the seats, original carpet padding, door panels, dash and center console left nearly untouched after 40 years. This remarkably original car is free of rust, with its only deviation from factory delivery being an exterior repaint it received approximately 10 years ago, being painted again in Solar Yellow. Mechanically, this car also remains in excellent condition. More recent mechanical services include a new master cylinder, wheel cylinders, a complete fluid exchange, and a new battery. The engine is said to run very strong with the car covering less than 35,000 miles from new. Included with the sale is the original tool kit and Owner’s Manual.
- 21 2008 Bentley Arnage R Concours Edition SCBLC47J68CX12813 $80,000.00 $100,000.00 N/R One of just 40 hand-built examples produced at the Crewe Bentley works for the worldwide market in its sole year of production, this Moonbeam Silver Bentley Arnage R Concours Edition shows under 18,500 original miles from new. This special edition features a completely hand-stitched extended full-leather interior in Porpoise Grey, including seats, dashboard, vertical and lower console, door panels, roof liner and more. Additional premium stylistic details include Bentley embroidered Concours Edition head rests and bespoke Bentley high finish aluminum wheels. Adding distinction are such special touches as the $3,600 optional retractable Bentley Flying B Hood ornament and Concours-Edition Bentley picnic equipment including place settings, hand carved crystal, and four matching Bentley umbrellas. An extensive history file, factory build sheet, and stamped service book accompany this exquisite automobile.
- 22 1930 Chrysler Series 77 Phaeton C157PH $60,000.00 $90,000.00 N/R This lovely 1930 Chrysler Series 77 is one of just 173 Phaeton-bodied examples completed in 1930. The car formed part of the famous pioneering automobile collection of William Fish ‘Bill’ Harrah for many years and was later sold to a private collector who put the car up for storage. A recent recommissioning of the elegant Chrysler included attention to the fuel and braking systems, as well as cosmetic detailing. The works was performed by renowned restorer Chris Kidd of Tired Iron Works in Monrovia, California. Chrysler 77s are highly event eligible and offer excellent value for the money. The opportunity to acquire this rare Phaeton example should not be missed.
- 23 2010 Porsche 911/997 Turbo WP0AD2A99AS766350 $60,000.00 $75,000.00 N/R Completed at the Porsche factory in February of 2010, this powerful and sporting second generation 997 Turbo was purchased new by Ted Gildred, and was indeed a very special car for him. While stationed in Germany in the 1950s, Mr. Gildred had a silver Porsche 356, which he famously raced and toured around Europe. Some 50 years later, Ted wanted to relive that experience, and ordered this Porsche, in the same color as his old 356 he had over there and took factory delivery to then tour some of the same areas as he had many years earlier. Ted had the car optioned very well, with the newly introduced 7-Speed PDK transmission, and trimmed in a striking red interior. After the tour of Europe, he had the Porsche shipped to San Diego, where it has remained in his care ever since. The racing driver he was, he later had a Akropovic titanium exhaust fitted, and the ECU programmed for even more performance. Today the 997.2 Turbo presents beautifully throughout, and just 27,177 miles are clocked on the odometer at the time of cataloging. The Porsche has been treated to regular maintenance by authorized Porsche service centers. The perfect steed for blasting around the backroads – or indeed zipping to the grocery store given the frunk and package shelf when the rear seats are folded – this 911 Turbo is now offered with all of the speed and style it had when new.
- 24 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster 84142 $375,000.00 $450,000.00 N/R Built in November of 1957 in the desirable, fully-evolved T2 model-range featuring improved transmission and steering units, the sporting 356A Speedster was delivered through Max Hoffman’s New York-based import agency. It was finished in Ruby red, fitted with US-specification Fahrenheit gauges and miles per hour speedometer, along with sealed beam headlights. It was fitted with engine no. 67751, which still accompanies the car and will be sold together with it. The new Speedster is believed to have been purchased by a Californian first owner shortly after arriving on US shores, but from that point the early ownership history remains unknown. The history picks up a few decades later, when the Speedster was exported to Australia, where it came into the collection of noted collector and enthusiast, Mr. Brian Jones. Jones enjoyed the Porsche before selling it on to Sydney-based collector, Mr. Kazacos in 2002. Needing some refurbishment, the new owner entrusted the Speedster to Porsche specialist Morton Automotive, who carried out a full restoration and a professional conversion to right hand drive (now back to original steering configuration). When stripping the old paint, it was found that the bodywork was in fine shape, with very little rust, and no major accident damage. The Speedster was finished in the period-correct silver exterior color, trimmed with red interior and grey German square weave carpeting, and fitted with black top and side curtains. Mechanically the car received the same level of attention; a lightly tuned 912 engine and transaxle was installed, while the original, matching numbers engine and transaxle was packed up and kept with the car. The freshly restored Speedster was shown at the 2005 356 Porsche Club of Australia National event in Melbourne, where it was deservedly awarded the Gold Class Award. Mr. Kazacos sold the car to a Mr. Alexander in 2009, who would continue to use the car for classic car shows and rallies. The service work was at this time entrusted to renowned Melbourne-based 356 expert Rob Fores. The Speedster remained in Australia for the next few years, before returning to North America, where it was acquired by a collector in Toronto. The Silver T2 Speedster has resided since in the Gildred Collections for several years now, while on a diligent exercise and maintenance schedule. Offered here is an excellent example of Porsche’s iconic Speedster, the ideal choice for driving events, where it will surely run in front of the pack among other 356s. Offered with its original, matching numbers engine and transmission, none of the car’s crucial components have been altered or lost. Expertly restored and ready to take on rallies such as the Colorado Grand and Copperstate 1000, here is a fine Speedster that would fit well in any collection of sports cars.
- 25 1995 Porsche 911/993 Carrera RS 3.8 WP0ZZZ99ZTS390226 $275,000.00 $325,000.00 N/R Polar Silver Metallicc over Blue/ Black leatherette and alcantara. via Yuzuki Pro Co. Ltd. to unnamed, Japan (1), shows extremely well. 67,000km from new. Porsche COA and Docs. UK V5C. Show and Display required. via Bonhams Scottsdale ’18 Not sold $375k
- 26 1966 Ferrari 330GTC 9333 On request On request N/R 330 GTC Chassis number 9333 was sent to Carrozzeria Pininfarina, Torino, in September of 1966, and would return to the Maranello-based Ferrari factory for its engine install and final assembly in November that year. The completed 330 GTC rolled out of the factory just before Christmas of 1966, finished in a striking Azzurro exterior color, while the interior was trimmed in Beige Connolly leather. The car was the 126th example made. The new Ferrari was delivered through the Official Swiss Ferrari dealer, J.H. Keller AG, domiciled in Zurich, and most likely found its first owner in that area. 330 GTC chassis number 9333 would return to Ferrari in Maranello in July of 1970, for service and maintenance at the Factory Assistenza Clienti facility, showing just over 29,000 kilometers on the clock at the time. The 330 GTC was exported to the United States in the early 1970s, where it was owned in 1975 by commissioner of professional racing with American Motorcycle Association, Mr. Douglas A. J. Mockett of Manhattan Beach, California. By the late 1970s, the Ferrari was still in Mr. Mockett’s ownership, and retained its original Azzurro livery. In 1980, the car was owned by Mr. Michael C. Pace of Irvine, California, before relocating to Texas during the mid-1980s. The Ferrari 330 GTC would relocate further east during the 1990s, and was shown at the first annual Cavallino Classic event in Palm Beach Florida, on February 22nd, 1992. Classic Coach of New Jersey would perform a restoration on the 330 GTC during the mid-1999s. By the 2000s, the Ferrari was in the North East, and Marjan Kraljevic of Vantage Motors would carry out a comprehensive 2-year mechanical restoration of the car. It should be noted, that the engine number on the engine block appears to have been re-stamped at some point. The car was shown at the 2013 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, and later relocated to California where it joined the Ted Gildred Collection. This lovely GT Berlinetta is ready for touring or outings at Concours d’Elegance events, and perfectly paints the image of a classic V12 Ferrari. Highly regarded for their excellent driving characteristics, this highly collectible Ferrari is the perfect balance between new and old.
- 27 1998 Ferrari F355 Spider 109833 $70,000.00 $90,000.00 N/R This stylish F355 Spider was completed at the Maranello Ferrari works in July of 1997 as a 1998 model-year car and finished in the classic color scheme of Rosso Corsa red over light tan leather interior. While the new semi-automatic F1 gearbox was now available in the F355, the original owner seems to have made the wise choice and saved himself the optional-F1 gearbox’s extra cost and gone for the now much more desirable standard 6-speed gated manual. According to the CARFAX report on file, the F355 Spider was delivered new to Illinois in January of 1998, where it would stay with first owner for 4 years, before relocating to Minnesota with the second owner for another 4 years. This Ferrari went back to Illinois for a year, during which time an electrical fire in the car was reported, before relocating west to Southern California, where it was purchased by Ted Gildred in 2007. Serviced at authorized Ferrari dealers in Newport Beach and San Diego on several occasions, the Ferrari F355 Spider looks and feels just right in the classic Rosso Corsa Red exterior with Beige leather. Now showing just 10,624 miles on the odometer, this beautifully kept example remains in largely original condition throughout. Widely considered one of the best looking and most exciting mid-engined Ferraris to come from the wizards in Maranello in the last 30 years, this F355 Spider is ready to snick through twisty mountain roads with a smile inducing driving experience and beautiful music erupting from the quad tailpipes.
- 28 1950 Oldsmobile 88 Club Coupe 503727D $60,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R This 1950 Oldsmobile 88 Club Coupe has been treated to a comprehensive restoration and tasteful street rod modification. Dave Hayward of El Cajon, California carried out the works, which included installing a 1972 455ci Oldsmobile V8 engine putting out some 470 horsepower, mated to a GM Turbo 400 automatic transmission. A Ford 9-inch rear axle was fitted, while the front suspension was upgraded with Mustang II components and rack and pinion steering by Fat Man Fabrications. The chassis frame was fully boxed and sectioned, and a Wilwood 4-wheel disc brake system was fitted to give adequate stopping power. Interior amenities fitted includes power windows, air conditioning and an impressive sound system. Many car show awards and Best of Show wins has been given the stunning Oldsmobile 88, and the car successfully completed the 2009-running of the Route 66 Rally, covering some 2,250 miles from Chicago to Santa Monica with Ted Gildred behind the wheel. Finished in a cool powder blue color with a grey interior, the car carries a period yellow and black CA plate, and while keeping a stock, “sleeper” appearance, it certainly is a car to watch out for at the stoplight.
- 29 1956 Porsche 356A 1500 Carrera GS 56118 On request On request N/R The rare and desirable 356 Carrera available here – chassis no. 56118 – is one of the earlier 1500 GS spec Carreras, the letters standing for ‘Grand Sport.’ The new Carrera Coupe left the Porsche factory on April 5th, 1956. This Carrera had spent a large portion of its life within the well-known Rene Mauries collection. After 20-odd years, the car left France in 2001 for Italy where it was picked up by Sig. Vincenzo Di Leo. His short ownership ended in 2002 when Enrico Consoli of Brescia acquired the car for his own collection. Under his care the car received a thorough restoration to the state in which it sits today and also a FIVA identity passport. Consoli let go of the Porsche in 2014 when another Porsche enthusiast exchanged the car for his 911 Carrera RS 2.7. While in the Ted Gildred Collection, the Carrera has been treated to additional care in the way of continued inspections and maintenance. Invoices dated within the last two years show a new battery being installed and the transaxle received fresh oil. The cam covers were also given some attention with the studs being cleaned and refitted in order to prevent oil weeping. Presented in the splendid code 535 Silver Metallic (just like the car is believed to have left the Zuffenhausen-based factory over 60 years ago) the Carrera looks appropriate and correct. A look inside will reveal the well-maintained interior with blue Rexin leatherette, and door cards and dashboard knobs believed to be original to the car. Generally, this holds true as a theme of the car, as noted by Porsche expert Taylor K Shannon who inspected to the car in May 2017, “Overall this is a great example of a very rare model that still retains a lot of originality.” His findings concluded that the car was fitted with the correct type 547/1 Carrera GS engine, although it is not the original unit the car left the factory with from new. The motor found in the car today – stamped 90702 – is believed to had originally started its life in 356A Carrera GS Speedster chassis no. 82031. The transmission, however, is the matching numbers unit installed by Porsche in the 1956. Further close inspection of this exceptional Carrera GS Coupe reveals that the front bonnet, rear engine cover, and both the drivers and passenger doors are stamped with the last two or three digits of the chassis number, indicating that they are the original factory installed components. This rare and desirable Carrera GS Coupe is offered with a substantial history file, containing a copy of the original Kardex built sheet, the Porsche issued Certificate of Authenticity, and the aforementioned FIVA Passport. A combination of rarity and originally make this particular example a must-have for any Porsche enthusiast, and eligibility in any number of classic motorsport and rally events internationally only sweeten the deal further.
- 30 1959 Porsche 356A 1600 Convertible D 86154 $180,000.00 $220,000.00 N/R This Porsche 356, chassis number 86154, was completed at the Porsche factory in March of 1959, and imported into the United States through the Hoffman Motor Car Company in New York. Finished in a light ivory exterior color, this 356 was delivered with Sealed Beam headlights and US-Specification bumpers for United States importation. The rare Convertible D is believed to have remained stateside since new and is recorded by the early 1990s to having been owned by Mr. Gregory Warner, CEO of Kia Motors, in Huntington Beach, California. Reportedly, Mr. Warner had purchased the car from a Los Angeles based man, with whom the car had been enjoyed for about 15 years. Mr. Warner would start a comprehensive restoration of the Convertible D, but then sold the car before completing the restoration, in 1995, to a Mari Johnson of San Francisco. Ms. Johnson would then entrust the Porsche with German car specialist Alex Bivens of West Coast Haus, to have the restoration completed. The car later relocated to Nevada, where it was owned by a Mr. Glenn Schaffer. The sporting and elegant Porsche 356A 1600 Convertible D joined the Gildred Collection more than a decade ago, and has since been toured on many rallies, including the California Mille and Copperstate 1000. A period engine with desirable performance enhancements is fitted, while the original engine is offered with the car. Presented in the same correct Ivory color as when the rolled out of the Drauz coachbuilding works in 1959, the Convertible D looks beautiful and very appropriate for the period. The interior is trimmed in black, and chrome wheels are fitted. Ready for further touring or concours showing, this rare Convertible D was one of Mr. Gildred’s favorite cars and will surely be appreciated by the next owner as well.
- 31 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Competizione Spider AR390534 $40,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R This sporting, vintage racing prepared Giulia benefits from having received a host of both cosmetic and mechanical performance enhancing upgrades. A period-correct, all-alloy DOHC Alfa Romeo 1,570cc engine is fitted, which was prepared for racing and fast street driving, when assembled some years ago. It breathes through a set of twin-choke Weber 40 DCOE carburetors, while race headers and a performance exhaust system has been fitted to exit the combustion. Electronic ignition is fitted, along with an oil cooler and Accusump oil system. An Alfa Romeo 4-speed gearbox is fitted, running into a posi-traction differential, while the suspension has been upgraded with Heim-joints, heavy-duty sway bar and Koni shock absorbers. Braking is handled by disc brakes in all four corners, and Panosport Alloy wheels puts the rubber to the ground. Excess road trim such as bumpers and windscreen has been removed, and the Pininfarina-designed and built Spider bodywork is painted in a very appropriate Italian flag livery, with yellow added to the mix. The cockpit sports Autometer gauges with shift light, a Recaro racing seat and Sparco steering wheel. A roll cage, fuel cell and onboard fire system is installed for safety. Many tech inspection and scrutineering labels are affixed to the roll bar, showing the Alfa Romeo has been raced for decades at many prominent vintage race meets. Here is a fun and competitive Alfa Romeo Spider for track use in the many vintage racing events held around the world.
- 32 1950 Oldsmobile 88 Holiday Coupe 508W9128 $25,000.00 $35,000.00 N/R An Oldsmobile 88 Holiday Coupe won the first-ever Carrera Panamericana race, which is surely why Mr. Gildred liked these cars so much. This fine 1950 model-year 88 was completed at the Wilmington, Del. factory, and carries body style number 50-3737, indicating it is a 2-door Holiday Coupe. This lovely example was previously part of the David G. Strang collection and is beautifully finished in striking silver metallic over Chariot Red leather with matching headliner. The dash is fitted with a Deluxe radio and dash mounted clock, and the wheels neatly decorated with a burgundy center and dog-dich chrome hubcap. This would have been one of the hottest performers available off the showroom floor in 1950 and it remains a very fun car out on the road.
- 33 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Touring 911 360 1446 On request On request N/R Even with a considerably high production number for the legendary 1973 911 Carrera RS 2.7, it has become increasingly hard to locate examples with good provenance. The beautiful example offered here, chassis no. 9113601446, must be considered among the very best examples of this iconic model. Completed at Porsche’s Zuffenhausen factory in June of 1973, chassis no. 9113601446 was among the final examples of the Carrera RS 2.7 produced. Built to the Touring code 472 specifications, 1446 was completed much as it appears today. The outside is finished in Grand Prix white with neatly contrasted red painted wheels and Carrera script. The interior is upholstered in black and outfitted with sports seats in leatherette around corduroy inserts. 1446 remained in Germany for several years, and later migrated over to Great Britain where it is believed to have been owned by Porsche enthusiast Ian Fitzmartin during the 1980s. Mr. Fitzmartin moved to California in 1990, but is believed to have left 1446 in the UK, where it is said to have received a restoration in the mid-1990s. Like many high-end collector cars, the white Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 was sold to a Japanese collector in the late 1990’s, and is believed to have remained there until 2003, when 1446 then came to the US. By 2005, 1446 was owned by a Mr. Pierre Ehert of Santa Rosa, California, from whom the consignor purchased the Porsche that same year. Today, 1446 presents very well, and appears to be a car with integrity and no “stories”. The car retains its original, matching numbers engine, and the fit and finish throughout is remarkable. In the current ownership for the past 10 years, the 911 Carrera RS 2.7 has been serviced and detailed as needed, and exercised on vintage car rallies such as the Copperstate 1000 and Going To The Sun. The car is naturally listed in the well-known book on the model, Carrera RS by Dr. Thomas Gruber and Dr. Georg Konradsheim. 1446 is offered with a set of tools and the Porsche-issued Certificate of Authenticity. A very good example of the legendary, one-year-only Carrera RS 2.7, 1446 will serve as a cornerstone, and a go-to driver’s car, in nearly any collection. via Bonhams Scottsdale ’16 Not sold $600k_
- 34 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia 180805 $160,000.00 $190,000.00 N/R Sporting a striking Ferrari Red exterior with black roof section, over a biscuit-colored Italian leather interior, this U.S. specification 458 Italia was completed at the Maranello-based Ferrari factory in 2011. This Ferrari was delivered new to the Sunshine State through Coral Gables based The Collection dealership in June of 2011, where it would remain according to the CARFAX report until 2014, while receiving regular service and maintenance. Ferrari if Fort Lauderdale would sell the car in 2015, while further service work was performed by them. The 458 Italia has remained in Southern California since 2016 when it joined the Ted Gildred Collection, and received maintenance by Ferrari of San Diego. Today the striking and extremely fast Ferrari 458 Italia appears in exceptional condition, with very little sign of use, and just 5,664 miles recorded on the odometer at the time of cataloging. The Ferrari is well optioned, and comes with a set of Amani performance wheels. Featuring Formula 1 derived high-performance engineering and technology, while clothed in an aggressive yet elegant Pininfarina design, the 458 Italia will undoubtably be a future collectible car.
- 35 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster WP0EB0919KS173079 $150,000.00 $200,000.00 N/R One of only 824 ’89 Speedsters to come to the United States from new, this triple black example, according to the copy of the Manufacturer’s Certificate of Original on file, was purchased new by Barbara Orbison, the wife of the legendary rock and roller Roy Orbison. While Roy achieved massive fame for his many hits, 22 of which would reach the Billboard Top 40 in the 1960s, Barbara (née Jakobs) was a successful music producer and entrepreneur in her own right managing and producing her husband’s work both before and after his death as well other projects. Mrs. Orbison was no stickler for options. According to a copy of the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, when ordering the car new from Max Dial Porsche in Los Angeles, she selected the sport seats with electric height adjustment, rear seat delete, cruise control, black velour trimmed trunk compartment, air conditioning, cruise control, and a factory alarm system. Not surprisingly, the standard Blaupunkt ‘Charleston’ radio didn’t cut it, so she opted for the rarely seen and superior Blaupunkt Cheyenne unit. Well kept in the ensuing years, the car remained in California until it joined the collection of the seller in January of 2016. Currently showing 19,250 miles from new, it is complete with the requisite factory accessories including the toolkit, books and manuals—including the Speedster supplemental manuals, and even the rarely seen Porsche-branded cassette tape cleaner kit. This is of course in addition to the copies of the MSO and COA as well as its clean CARFAX report that accompany the car. Turn the radio to local rock station (or pop in your old Roy Orbison cassette tape), drop the top, and hit the road in this fine, rock and roll pedigreed Speedster. via RM Scottsdale ’15 sold $198k
- 36 1977 Ferrari 308GTB 22475 $70,000.00 $90,000.00 N/R This smart, early production 308 GTB was completed in August of 1977, in the elegant color combination of Argento Auteuil (silver) over black leather – just as it appears today. First purchased in 1978, this striking 308 GTB remained with its original owner until 2018. A lifelong Texas car, this 308 GTB was driven sparingly until 1992, when a valve issue prompted the owner to store the car, undisturbed, until his passing in 2018. Benefitting from the dry storage and Texas weather, this Ferrari remained solid and in very good condition throughout, though was in need of mechanical attention after such an extended dormant period. The reanimation of this sleeping beauty was initiated by the descendants of the original owner before being sold to the consignor, who continued the rehabilitation process. The fuel system and brake systems were addressed, and the engine was fully overhauled, with new pistons, rods, bearings, valves, and valve guides. The distributors were rebuilt, and the carburetors were expertly rebuilt to ensure this V8 breathes freely. Finished Argento Auteuil over the original leather interior, this remarkably original 308 is very well presented and, following its recent extensive mechanical work, runs beautifully. There are some signs of age and patina in the interior and engine bay consistent with the age of the car, and the sleek body is very straight, accentuated by seldom seen Auteuil Silver paintwork. This desirable carbureted Coupe with rare factory livery is one of the most collectible V8 Ferrari models and promises many more years of exhilarating driving to come.
- 37 2001 Porsche 911/996 Turbo WP0AB29931S686844 $60,000.00 $70,000.00 N/R Originally ordered by the owner of a St. Louis area Porsche dealership, the car would be used sparingly in its first term. To date, just a little over 10,000 miles show on the odometer and as a result, the 911 appears in remarkable condition. Free from major wear unlike most 996’s, this example’s interior appears to have not seen too many occupants over the years and is free from any sort of serious deterioration. Just 3 years ago, its most recent owner purchased the Turbo, and went about cleaning the car up. Furthermore, the hydraulic spoiler also received some mechanical servicing. Featuring what must have been a wallet shrinking amount of options back in the 2000, the Turbo comes incredibly well appointed. With leather as far as the eye can see, even surrounding the ignition switch, and carbon fiber coating nearly every trim piece, this vehicle is an excellent display of how Porsche would’ve intended for every 911 leaving its factory doors. It is recommended to gander at the option tag affixed to the car, as it is truly extensive, and fully displays the extent of the specifications. When it comes to collector quality Porsches, having a well optioned car ensures continued desirability going into the future. This is the perfect opportunity to get ahead of the market on this top of the range model for the 2001 model year.
- 38 2003 BMW Z8 Roadster WBAEJ13403AH62055 $180,000.00 $220,000.00 Originally delivered new in the latter part of 2002, this incredibly well-presented example of BMW’s retro-inspired flagship is being offered for sale by the original owner, acclaimed director Frank Darabont. The Shawshank Redemption director – as well as creator of the Walking Dead series – had taken meticulous care of this Z8 over the past 17 years and it remains in excellent condition, with fewer than 8,000 miles since new, and complete with its factory hard top and accessories. Mechanically, this Z8 has been fitted with the Performance Package to add rigidity to the frame and reinforce the chassis and has been serviced regularly at BMW dealerships in California. Cosmetically, the convertible top was replaced by BMW to correct a stitching defect and the sun visors, normally emblazoned with large warning stickers, have been replaced with authentic BMW examples with no warnings for a sleeker look altogether. Clearly, lots of attention was paid to every detail of this car, resulting in its beautiful presentation today. The aluminum bodywork is finished in its original Stratus Grey paintwork over a warm Crema interior, making this one of fewer than 50 of the 5703 Z8s in this combination. The body panels are arrow straight and the paintwork is excellent, emblematic of a cosseted life of garage storage. The interior shows as if the car was brand new, and really compliments the Stratus Grey exterior color perfectly. Overall, this is an excellent Z8. There is a host of accessories accompanying the car, including the hard top, car phone, tool kit, unique owners’ book and an extensive history file. This particular Z8 is a great opportunity to acquire a rare color combination, single owner, low mileage, meticulously maintained example of BMW’s retro-modern roadster, complete with its hardtop and equipped with the Performance Package. After 17 years, it is ready to be enjoyed by its next owner, perhaps in Zihuatanejo.
- 39 1968 Porsche 911L 2.0 11805305 $75,000.00 $95,000.00 N/R Completed at Porsches Zuffenhausen-based works on April 24th, 1968, this rare one-year-only 911L was finished in the same gorgeous combination that it currently sports today; Burgundy Red over a black leather interior. The car was equipped for the US market and optioned with a steering wheel lock, tinted Glass, Becker radio with antenna, fog lamps, leather headrests, an exterior mirror, and Dunlop tires. The car is believed to have spent the majority, if not all, of its life in California. After having heard rumors from a friend that a 9ll that was lying dormant in a California garage for the last 10 plus years, in April of 2014, the consignor was able to strike a deal and purchase the incredibly original and unmolested 911L. Upon acquiring the car, a full nut-and-bolt restoration was begun. The body was taken down to the bare metal before being refinished in its original color, and the interior was re-trimmed in black leather. While the car was disassembled, virtually every piece of rubber was renewed. The original, numbers drivetrain was also fully rebuilt. The engine was line bored, the crankshaft ground, and hardened cylinders honed with new “JE” forged pistons with 9.5-1 compression ratio were fitted. During the rebuild, the engine was upgraded with “E” cams and big valve “S” type heads – the original heads and cams were retained and will accompany the car along with an original tool roll, jack and spare, and COA. All of the machine work was completed by Lesco in San Luis Obispo. The transmission was rebuilt by Porsche mechanic and racer, Greg Smith of Morro Bay. During the assembly, new brakes, a new clutch, pressure plate, and exhaust system was fitted. The serious Porsche collector seeking an early 911 coupe ready to be enjoyed on their favorite backroad or competing for trophies at their local gatherings need to look no further than this outstanding example. With its handsome color combination and excellent details, this restored, sorted coupe is ready to make its next owner proud.
- 40 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster 877154 $150,000.00 $180,000.00 N/R Offered here is an incredibly well-preserved, time capsule Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 Roadster. Presented in a rarely seen color combination from new, this car was completed in black over red leather interior. Well kept under long term ownership, the red leather interior has stood the test of time and proudly wears nearly 60 years of patina, as does the exterior paint which is mostly original to the car, making the car a great candidate for preservation class. All chrome and interior accessories show very little wear or oxidation, consistent with claims of secure storage its entire life. Having covered fewer than 23,000 miles from new, this E-Type is numbers matching, as confirmed in the Jaguar heritage certificate, but also seen on the date plate with matching chassis and engine numbers. Mechanically, the car is in very original condition, being maintained in running order. Under the bonnet you’ll also see signs of 60 years of meticulous maintenance, giving this car personality that can’t be seen in a restored example. In the rear of the car, the tan carpeting is a lovely contrast to the black body and the car retains a spare tire. This open two-seater roadster, being an early first-generation E Type with covered headlights and dainty tail lights, is considered by many to be the definitive example of the model. In order to keep torsional rigidity in the roadster, design elements needed to be functional as well as aesthetically pleasing. Details like this can be seen in areas like the boot lid, which is a gently curved panel with edges turned over a cruciform pressing, which leave the car with a pleasant, and stiff external structure. Tasteful chrome touches iconic to the E-Type are seen in beautifully preserved condition, running across the bae of the windscreen, top of the doors, door handles, tail light trim rings, three-piece chrome beading around the top and sides of the tonneau panel edge and in the number plate area, a Jaguar chrome plated script on the boot lid. This beautifully preserved Series I E-Type is fit for the finest collection of Jaguars or enthusiast looking for exquisite preservation examples of the marque. This example offers originality without cosmetic condition being compromised, showing very little signs of use in its 60 years of life, available now for use in vintage rallying or as a cornerstone to any fine collection.
- 41 1964 Ferrari 330GT 2 + 2 5973 $375,000.00 $450,000.00 According to respected Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, chassis number 5973 was conceived at the Pininfarina coachworks during the Spring of 1964 as first-series 330 GT. The finished Azzurro blue body with matching blue leather hides was then shipped to the Ferrari factory in Maranello, where it was completed in June of 1964. 5973 was the 181st example completed in the series, and received US-market equipment, seat belts and overdrive transmission. Originally supplied new to the USA and Luigi Chinetti Motors, 5973 was sold in the latter half of 1964 to the first owner, a gentleman by the name of Mr. Fazio, resident of New York, NY. By July of 1973, the 330 GT had migrated to California, where it was in the hands of a Mr. Daniel J. Plebanek for a short amount of time, before being purchased by Mr. Charles M. Holder of Kalamazoo, Michigan. 5973 was later acquired by the consignor, a Philadelphia-based collector of exceptional collectors’ motorcars of all eras. While in his care, the 330 GT has been treated to a complete, nut-and-bolt restoration by renowned New Jersey-based Automotive Restorations headed by Mr. Steve Babinsky. The work was carried out to the highest possible standards, with an eye for the fine details. The result is exceptionally good, with the Pininfarina bodywork finished in a rich Pinot Verde Dark Green color, and the interior appointed in plush new caramel-colored leather; a combination that is both understated and classy, as well as accenting the chrome trim and overall design of the elegant Coupe. Of course, it is mounted with desirable chrome Borrani wire wheels, fitted with period-correct Pirelli tires. On completion, 330 GT chassis 5973 was showcased at the world famous Cavallino Classic, and later at the Ferrari Concours in Skipjack, PA, where it scored the FCA Platinum honors. This tremendous 330 GT is restored to the absolute highest level and is offered with owner’s manuals as well as comprehensive history file including Marcel Massini’s report. Superbly presented through and through, 5973 must be the best restored 330 GT on the market today.
- 42 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL WDBBA48D9GA051956 $70,000.00 $90,000.00 N/R This spectacular Mercedes-Benz 560 SL was produced on June 16, 1986 and sold new on August 12th of that same year. Intending to preserve the car and keep it for his planned collection, first owner Joseph Charles Taddeo of Studio City, CA stored the car in a climate-controlled facility, and had it serviced by the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in Irvine, CA. Unfortunately, due to illness, Taddeo decided he would sell the car in 2009, having only 7,058 original miles at this time. Under the current ownership, the car has been driven sparingly, and has a total of just 9,909 documented miles at the time of cataloging. This 560 SL, dressed exceptionally well in its original black paint over a nearly flawless original black leather interior, presents almost identically to the day it was delivered new. It still displays many original factory markings and tags. This Mercedes-Benz has all the hallmarks of a car that has been subject to the very best in discerning levels of care from the day it was taken home from the dealership. With just two owners from new, this car comes fully serviced, ready for show or open top cruising. It is accompanied by both hard and soft tops, tools and jack, and an impressive history file documenting the miles, service and maintenance history. A better preserved and more original example will be hard to find anywhere.
- 43 1999 Ferrari F355 Spider 113089 $80,000.00 $100,000.00 N/R The F355 Spider offered here is being sold in very well-preserved condition, having seen less than 19,500 miles of road use from new between its two owners. A stunning color combination of Grigio Titanio over black leather interior and fitted with a 6 speed F1 transmission, the car has been well maintained its entire life, both mechanically and cosmetically, with presentation today consistent with its low mileage. The seller of this F355 has cared for the car for nearly thirteen years of ownership. Most recently, this car has benefited from a major engine service. This F355 is being sold with its original window sticker, luggage, books, spare keys, a clean CARFAX, and service records. Widely considered one of the best looking and most exciting mid-engine Ferraris to come from Maranello in the last 30 years, this F355 Spider, with an open air driving experience, the power of the mid-engine V8, and the quick shifting of the F1 style transmission is fit to run in anger at the local track or place into any tasteful Ferrari collection, complementing well with its low mileage.
- 44 1931 Bentley 4.5 Litre Blower Le Mans Tourer Rep. MS3942 $2,750,000.00 $3,750,000.00 1 of 50 built. via Jack Barclay, Vanden Plas Tourer coachwork fitted, to David Baker (1), via Jack Barclay and French & Foxwell to Mr. Bantoft ’32 (2), via HM Bentley to Sir Westrow Hulse ’37 (3?), Brooklands Easter Short Handicap ’38 1st, unknown, Victor Doland (4?), rebuilt by Sydney Lawrence and Vanden Plas to Birkin Team spec., Tom Walker (5?), engine and gearbox from MS3945 fitted, Mr. Robert A. Wimbush, NY, USA (6?), Robert de Gaff (7?), A. Boyer ’62 (8?), G.T. Tait ’73 (9?), restored to Birkin Replica form, Tom Perkins, USA (10?), Fred Simeone ’88 (11?), Virgil Millett (12?), stored for two decades. Recently the car was taken out of storage and put through an extensive recommissioning, by a Vintage Bentley specialist. This work included, checking suspension, valve clearances, fuel system, changing all fluids, adjusting clutch, relining the clutch stop, and a full chassis inspection. A new set of proper 21-inch wheels where also purchased and installed with new Blockley tires. Today MS3942 presents extremely well, with just the right amount of patina, a testament to the quality of the restoration and work performed by Hoffman and Mountford, and maintenance by Steve Babinski. Since its recommissioning, it has been on a few test drives. It is beautifully set up and the chassis has excellent road manners. The gearbox is absolutely lovely, and the engine pulls very well. It is also surprisingly nimble thanks to the short chassis. Anyone who has ever driven a well-set blower 4 1/2 will tell you that they are an utterly seductive driving experience. They have an immense amount of torque and accelerate beautifully from a standing start. Up to 2000 rpm they are incredibly smooth, once you pass 2000 rpm and get them on boost they really come into their own. The exhaust note turns into an angry snarl and flow of power, combined with the wine of the supercharger make them truly unforgettable. It is no wonder that when Ian Fleming first wrote Casino Royal, 007’s personal car was a Blower. Original factory blowers are extremely event eligible. This particular car would be very well suited for the Mille Miglia or the Le Mans Classic, or as great car for numerous Bentley Drivers Club, or various other drivers events. Furthermore, this particular example’s original body is still in existence and if ever reunited with the chassis, it would be a worthy effort to restore the car to as new specification. Original factory blowers do not come on the open market that often. This superb example has been in single family ownership for over thirty years and is very well set up. A Blower 4 1/2 is a cornerstone of many collections worldwide. As this is the 100th anniversary of Bentley Motors the opportunity to add this superb factory blower to one stable should not be missed.
- 45 1965 Volkswagen Type 2 Deluxe Samba Microbus CA397005 $70,000.00 $90,000.00 N/R According to the Volkswagen-issued Certificate on file, this Samba Bus was completed at the VW works in October of 1964. The new bus was finished in Sea Blue with Pearl White contrasts, much as it appears today, and fitted with a long list of desirable optional extras, including the M081 Walkthrough option, white wall tires, six hinged side windows, step to lead area and US market equipment. Purchased by the consignor in 2004 – a prominent Reno-based collector of exceptional collector cars – the Samba has seen a recent major service and cosmetic freshening. A California state issued VIN has been issued to the car, which it is titled under. This VW 21 Window bus is a lovely representation of 1960’s icon.
- 46 1963 Lancia Flaminia 2.8 3C Spider 8261001420 $125,000.00 $175,000.00 The beautiful Flaminia Spider offered here is equipped with the desirable 3C carburetor set-up, as well as the larger, 2.8 Liter V6 engine. The car is one of approximately 180 built in this highly desirable specification. The elegant Touring coachwork is crisp and properly aligned, while an inspection of the undercarriage shows it to be remarkably clean with signs of regular care and maintenance. The black paintwork is in fine condition, showing quite well for its age with a deep gloss. There are some minor touchups and blemishes found, though they do little to detract from what is overall a lovely presentation. Brightwork and body trim are in wonderful original condition, appearing consistent and straight with lightly care-worn plating in places. It rides on a set of correct steel wheels, finished in original off-white and shod with correct hubcaps and trim rings. Michelin X radial tires lend it the proper stance and authentic handling characteristics. Red leather upholstery on the seats and interior panels provides a striking contrast against the black paintwork. With highly sophisticated and well-engineered mechanicals – such as the De Dion rear axle with inboard-mounted disc brakes and all-alloy V6 engine topped by the triple carburetor setup – and striking coachbuilt Touring-penned Spider bodywork; this combination of power and elegance is indeed on par with the contemporary Maserati 3500 GT Spider and Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet. Eligible for many rallies and concours events around the world, this fine Lancia would be a nice addition any collection.
- 47 1928 Cadillac 341-A Dual Cowl Phaeton 316796 $50,000.00 $75,000.00 N/R The Dual Cowl Phaeton offered here is verified as an authentic dual-cowl model, with a “B” following its style number on the body tag – matching the original build sheet, a copy of which accompanies. It is likely a lifelong Southern California car, having first been delivered in Los Angeles on April 24, 1928, finished in the appropriately Spring-themed color scheme of Atoll Green and Cream with black wire wheels and a grey cloth top. The car was formerly part of the renowned Brucker Family collection at Movieworld, the famous old museum in Buena Park, California, that doubled as a supplier of automobiles to the film industry and as a hotbed of early “kustom kulture.” It was acquired from Movieworld in 1975 by LaRue C. Thomas, the well-known proprietor of the Thomas Cadillac dealership in downtown Los Angeles from 1965 until 1989. Thomas Cadillac featured a large private collection of its founder’s prized antique Cadillacs and other special automobiles on the building’s sixth floor. While much of the collection was dispersed after the dealership closed its doors, several favorite automobiles were preserved by the family and have remained in storage since, including this dual cowl phaeton. The car’s restoration, completed in the early 1980s, is considerably older, in green with grey fenders, brown upholstery, tan top, and green wire wheels, as well as a Goddess radiator mascot and a trunk rack. A replacement engine of the correct type is fitted, and as indicated by the purchase correspondence it has been in the car at least since the Thomas Family acquired the Cadillac from Movieworld. While the potential exists to freshen the car for touring and preserve what could be considered a historic restoration, the car is also ready for a modern concours restoration and subsequent show appearances. In addition to the aforementioned copy of the build sheet, it is accompanied by the Thomas’ small history file, including some older invoices for maintenance work and paperwork relating to the car’s acquisition.
- 48 1987 Porsche 930 Flachbau Cabriolet WP0EB0937HS070141 $140,000.00 $170,000.00 N/R According to the Porsche-issued Certificate of Authenticity of file, this 930 was completed at the Zuffenhausen-based Porsche factory during the Summer of 1986 as it appears today; a 1987 model-year 930 3.3-Liter Turbo Cabriolet with the special-order M505 ‘Flachbau’ or ‘Slant Nose’ front bodywork. The new, limited-edition Porsche was finished in Guards Red over a Black partial leather interior, and equipped a Blaupunkt Reno radio, power operation soft top, alarm system and Goodyear tires. The new Porsche had been completed to US specifications and was according to the CARFAX report on file delivered new in Florida in August of 1987. The Guards Red Porsche Slant Nose Cabriolet had relocated to California by 1990, where it appears to have remained until 2002. The car went up to Oregon for some time, before going back to Florida in 2014, where it appears to have resided since. Presented in largely original and extraordinarily well-kept and serviced condition, this 930 Slant Nose is offered with Porsches Certificate of Authenticity and its CARFAX report. Looking period correct with black-center Fuchs wheels, and showing just 31,872 miles at the time of cataloging – a figure corroborated as original by its clean CARFAX report – this largely original 1987 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Slant Nose Cabriolet will no doubt continue to thrill and excite. The experience at the wheel of this high-performance Porsche will provide the closest thing to a time machine, taking you back to an era when electric nannies like stability control were barely wisps in the burnt rubber emanating from this Turbo’s massive rear tires.
- 49 1972 De Tomaso Pantera L THPNML04424 $80,000.00 $120,000.00 N/R This 1972 De Tomaso Pantera sold new to Meyer Lincoln / Mercury of Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. An early “L” model this car uses the early “stitched” dashboard with separate gauge pods as opposed to the later molded dash. This particular example is a largely original car that has covered just over 7,800 miles from new. The car is largely original with a respray being the only cosmetic restoration work performed. The paintwork was done to very good standards and remains nearly unmarked. It appears that the original paint was saved in a few areas such as on the cowl and the center rear panel. The body is straight and solid with no corrosion and great panel fit and gaps throughout. The brightwork is in excellent original condition throughout save for some pitting on the side mirror. The wheels appear to be original and unrestored and are showing some age, fitted with period Goodyear Arrivas tires. Looking inside the cabin, this low mileage example shows nearly no major signs of wear. In 2011, this Pantera received an impressive list of mechanical updates such as a rebuilt clutch slave cylinder, rebuilt brake master cylinder, restoration of the brake booster, two rebuilt brake calipers, ceramic coating of the headers, new steering rack bushings, new sway bar bushings, new steering rack boots, new AC compressor, new AC dryer, replacement of some water pipes, and servicing of the radiator. Since, the car has had regular fluid changes. Most recently, in 2014, the head gasket was replaced with the current seller of the car, keeping this example in running order throughout. This Pantera is complete with original MSO, window sticker, owner’s manual, and service records from the last few years showing mechanical servicing. Today, the Pantera remains a favorite amongst many automotive enthusiasts. This well preserved, low mileage example is a step back to a beautiful time in automotive design with a collaboration of American Muscle with Italian design.
- 50 1961 Renault 4CV Jolly by Ghia 3607778 $75,000.00 $95,000.00 This particular 4CV can easily be mistaken for a Fiat 500 or 600 thanks to its Jolly-style run-about body. In fact, the body is so similar to that used on the Italian cars, that it is believed to have been modified by Ghia. The doors of this fascinating yellow Renault are cut away, the seats are wicker and the sun is kept at bay by a white surrey top. Perfect for use at a beach or island home, this rare Jolly spent a good bit of its time in Hawaii, where it was rumored to have been used on the governor’s estate. Subsequently, it was owned by a Los Angeles Company which rented vehicles to movie sets. Repainted many years ago, this Renault shows no signs of rust ever and runs and drives well.
- 51 1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton 812 31415 H $125,000.00 $150,000.00 N/R This particular Cord phaeton, the four-passenger convertible model with a “disappearing” top, is recorded by ACD Club historian Ron Irwin as having been a 1936 810 model, which remained unsold at the end of the year and was returned to the factory for renumbering and sale as a 1937 812. At a later point it was upgraded as the most desirable supercharged model, with a correct “FC” engine and front sub frame donated from a Custom Beverly Sedan, and in this form was noted by Mr. Irwin as being owned by longtime Cord collector Dr. Fay Culbreth of North Carolina, in 1971. Subsequent owners were Henry Delmar Clayton and the late Cord expert, Doug Johnson of New Jersey, highly respected for his dedication to the history and maintenance of his favorite automobile. The car was then purchased by Ralph Helm of Scottsdale, Arizona, who decided to return the Cord to beautiful original condition. In this spirit he undertook its restoration in the early 1990s at the hands of second-generation Cord mechanic, Paul Kaufmann of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, in the beautiful factory-correct color of Geneva Blue, with accessory front and rear bumper guards and a tan top. Mr. Helm researched the Cord’s history carefully; with the original serial number unknown, he corresponded with Mr. Irwin regarding a correct identity, eventually settling upon 812 31415 H as an appropriate, unclaimed number. In this form and with the restoration completed, the car was awarded ACD Club Certification as a Category 1 Original Car. This important designation verified and documented the history of the car for future generations. Mr. Helms estate has had the mechanical integrity of the car highly scrutinized by PDH Automotive of Glendale, Arizona, including having the transmission sorted to function properly, as well as select cosmetic improvements. Accompanying the car is its complete ACD Club Certification paperwork, detailing the research into its history and specification, as well as rare Cord specification sheets and extensive receipts and invoices from its restoration, showing the level of workmanship involved. A high-quality, mechanically sound driver, this Cord should be a joy for ACD Club tours, CCCA CARavans, and other events for which these exceptionally modern Classics are well-suited.
- 52 1970 Porsche 914-6 914 043 0259 $125,000.00 $145,000.00 Taking full advantage of Porsche’s latest creation capabilities, the 914-6 presented here carries with it the distinction of having been a competitive race car for a number of years. Thanks to the good deal of documentation on file, including a race contract and even qualifying results from the American Road Race of Champions 1970, the sporting history of the car has been well tracked. According to a file, the original owner is believed to be a man by the name of Bill Stroh. He had been a competitor in the SCCA and fielded this 914-6 in the waning years of his racing career. Allegedly a questionable legal sway bar has helped him gather a race win, but a protest resulted in his points being ultimately taken away. Soon after he quit the SCCA and never raced again. Eventually, another gentleman who was from his neighborhood in Northbrook, Illinois, and had helped work on the car would go on to take ownership of the Porsche. This occurred after years of searching and the vehicle was eventually located under the care of Randy Johnson. More recently in the past 10 years, the 914-6 was a recipient of a restoration. As shown in the history file, the car was taken down to bare metal and fully stripped to its bare unibody before being pieced back together. In 2015, the car was acquired by the consigner, who has used the car very sparingly. However, he reports that the Porsche is in good order and is ready to be enjoyed by its next owner.
- 53 1948 Ford Pickup 88RC28441 $35,000.00 $45,000.00 N/R This beautiful 1948 Ford pickup is being sold in incredibly well restored condition, finished in contrasting burgundy and black exterior paint finish. The truck’s bed is finished with Oak wooden slats which nicely compliment the tanned interior that covers the bench seat in the cab. Comprehensively restored, there was not a single component of the truck that was overlooked. This pickup also retains a Ford flathead V8, delivering power to the rear wheels through a 3-speed manual transmission which was standard in the F-1 truck. Little is known about this truck’s early history, but in recent years, it has been well preserved in a prominent private collection where it has been routinely maintained and exercised.
- 54 1986 Ferrari Mondial Convertible 61073 $45,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R The 1986 Ferrari Mondial Cabriolet offered here is seen in preservation condition, original down to the tire. With just 5,800 miles on the odometer, the entire car presents today in nearly untouched condition, especially considering its age. This special example is offered in red over black interior, fitted with the famed Quattrovalvole engine, delivering power through a 5-speed manual gearbox. Included of the sale of the Mondial are its manuals, tool kit, jack, spare wheel, a clean CARFAX, and soft top.
- 55 1991 Nissan President Sovereign VIP JHG50-004220 $20,000.00 $30,000.00 N/R This elegant bit of Japanese Domestic Market forbidden fruit was delivered new on June 25th, 1991 to an owner just outside of Tokyo. According to its factory certificate, the original of which accompanies the car, it was ordered with an extended 5-year warranty. Finished in Dark Bluish Black Pearl paint (KJ6) over optional grey Connolly leather seating, it is the apogee of understated luxury. Well maintained, as documented by numerous service records and inspection sheets that accompany the car, it was brought stateside in August 2016 and acquired by the current owner in January of 2017 with 39,082 kilometers. Kept in a climate-controlled garage since purchase, an additional 1,200 kilometers have been added, for a total of 40,300 showing today (about 25,041 miles). Retaining ample paperwork from its time in Japan, it even has its original extra set of keys, rear audio/visual remote, owner’s handbooks, and the special President key wallet with accompanying box that would have come with the car when new. Perfect for Radwood or just riding around in the pinnacle of 1990s comfort, this President is ready to glide into the care of its next lucky owner. Due to California emissions laws, please note that this vehicle may only be sold to an out-of-state resident for use outside of California or to a licensed automotive dealer.
- 56 1993 Land Rover Defender 110 SALDH1284PA920276 $75,000.00 $100,000.00 N/R Bonhams is pleased to offer this outstanding Land Rover Defender 110 NAS. This particular truck is number 244 or the 500-unit production run. The truck was ordered new in the land of enchantment and would remain there with its original family for the majority of its life. At just over 14,000 miles, the truck was brought to Land Rover Santa Fe, where it received its 15,000-mile service. In 2017, the truck was relocated to the family’s home in Colorado. At the time of cataloging, the odometer showed an incredibly low 15,009 miles. The Alpine White paint presents beautifully, as does the grey hounds-tooth cloth/gray vinyl interior. Aside from the single upgrade to a more modern stereo, number 244 is essentially as it left the factory. This is an outstanding opportunity to obtain a highly sought after, limited production example of what is perhaps the best 4x4xFar.
- 57 1930 Bentley Speed Six Tourer Replica SB2754 $1,000,000.00 $1,300,000.00 1 of 121 built on the short 11’6 chassis. Gurney Nutting Weyman Saloon coachwork fitted, via HM Bentley to William Everard (1), unknown, Leicester City Borough Council ’37, Nottingham City Borough Council ’42, Mr. William W. Cope, Lachland McPherson ’49, E.N. David Pitts ’50, Tourer rebody at some point, via Performance Cars Ltd ’51, unknown, L.D. Hopeman, USA, Dr. Fred Simeone, Virgil Millett. The completed restoration by David George was to a very high standard. The bodywork is very high quality and even fitted with Vanden Plas coach builder plates in the door sills. It was also fitted with quad Andre tele control dampeners. A very nice polished metal dashboard with large racing style tachometer and speedometer were fitted. To finish off the car’s overall racing look, a dual Brooklands style fishtail exhaust was installed, as fitted to “Old Number One” for the 1929 Double Twelve race at Brooklands. After taking delivery of the car, Virgil Millett had the car taken to Steve Babinski for further restoration work. This included a full rebuild of the engine. After the car was completed, according to Mr. Babinski, the car was driven to that year’s RROC meet and then back to the Millett family farm. After Virgil Millett’s passing the car was carefully put into static storage. Earlier this year, the car was removed from storage and put through and extensive recommissioning by a Vintage Bentley specialist. This service has included: valve clearances, checking over the chassis, gearbox inspection, and new Excelsior Tires were fitted. It was at this time that all numbers on the car were inspected and it was confirmed that the car retained its original matching numbers, engine, gearbox, and axles. The car was also document by noted Bentley Historian Clare Hay. Today the car presents very well. The engine is very fresh as it is believed that the rebuild was performed less the 600 miles ago, and it has excellent oil pressure. At the time of cataloguing, the car was taken on an enjoyable test drive and performed beautifully. The engine pulls well, and the gearbox is lovely. Brakes are also very well set up and stop the car with a great deal of confidence. The chassis also handles extremely well, and the steering is very responsive. The Speed Six Bentley is in many ways the car that cemented the Bentley Legend, winning Le Mans in both 1929 and 1930. They are fantastic touring and rally cars capable of covering long distance in an almost effortless manner. The engine’s incredible amount of torque makes them incredibly easy to drive, and the more than ample power allows them to easily cope with modern road conditions. Matching numbers Speed Sixes are rare cars. An excellent car for any number of driver events and tourers, and a great addition to almost any collection.
- 58 1934 Packard 1100 5 Pass. Sedan 703707 $50,000.00 $70,000.00 N/R This 1934 Model 1101 Packard Eight 5-Passenger Sedan is a simply wonderful example. It was purchased by the current owner in September 1985, with a compete, body-off-frame restoration already in progress. Following acquisition, the Packard’s restoration was brought to fruition, with all aspects of the vehicle inspected and restored over a 3 ½-year timeframe by Barry Keating at Classic Crossroads in Salt Lake City, Utah, with body and paint performed by Danzie Antique Auto, upholstery by Berling Custom Auto and restoration of the engine, chassis and running gear by Keating. According to oral history, the Packard was reportedly owned by MGM Studios until 1960 and then sold to gentleman from Tucson, Arizona, who retained the car until early 1970s when he sold it a man from Salt Lake City, who never registered it and disassembled it, with the car passed through three more owners until the current owner acquired it. Following restoration, the venerable Packard was awarded the Veteran Motor Car Club of America (VMCCA) Golden Award of Excellence VMCCA at the 1992 Glidden Tour in Lexington, Kentucky. Only sparingly driven to maintain its splendid older restoration, the Packard has enjoyed proper storage and pampering ever since it was completed. Attractively finished in Maroon with black fenders, the Packard features an outstanding blue-grey cloth interior, with the upholstery carefully matched to an original sample found inside the car prior to restoration, plus such desirable accessories as a scarce original dash-mounted Packard radio, Pilot-Ray directional lights and comprehensive standard features including power-assisted brakes, adjustable shock absorbers, Bijur chassis lubrication system and a dual-purpose fuel- and oil-level gauge. A study in effective design and featuring Packard’s characteristic engineering prowess, this 1934 Packard 1100 5-Passenger Sedan enjoys Classic Car Club of America Full Classic® status and will provide both a wonderful touring experience and a welcome entry to a multitude of enjoyable shows and events.
- 59 2003 Aston Martin DB AR1 SCFAE623X3K800007 $250,000.00 $300,000.00 As the AR1 featured no roof of any kind as stock from the factory, most of the examples sold in the United States found themselves destined to the sunbelt where limited precipitation would guarantee yearlong usability. Evidently, the one on offer was delivered new to a collector in Dallas Texas. Since, chassis number 007 (Indeed: Bond, James Bond) has had the privilege of remaining under single ownership as part of a displayed collection of fine automobiles for the entirety of its life. Just 1,075 miles have been accrued on the odometer, leaving the car in a truly remarkable state. The Italian crafted, Mendip Blue Zagato body work appears largely flawless throughout, and the Cream Truffle Leather interior presents in equally showroom fresh condition. Of utmost importance to vehicles of this low mileage, is continued maintenance. Credit to the owner, who has done the due diligence, it can be comfortably reported that this rare twelve-cylinder Aston Martin is up to date. In addition, the car will arrive with books, tools, its custom fitted car cover and its umbrellas. The partnership of Zagato and Aston Martin is truly one of the most endearing and coveted combinations in the automotive world. A soaring V12 motor, curvaceous lines, and wind in your hair could not make for a better driving experience. Do not miss this opportunity to get behind the wheel of this modern collectible.
- 60 1962 Lotus Super 7 S2 SB1401 $35,000.00 $55,000.00 N/R Bearing Serial Number SB1401, this original right-hand drive 1962 Lotus Super 7 is one of only an approximate 1,310 S2 examples produced in all by Lotus Cars between June 1960 and August 1968. According to a January 1982-dated letter on file from Caterham Cars, SB1401 was finished in green and sold new by Lotus Cars Ltd. on March 3, 1962 with original engine number S251938E to first owner D.H. Meldrum of Middlesex, England. At a subsequent point, SB1401 was sold to the United States and at the time of the aforementioned letter, the car was owned by Alan Wertheimer, an attorney in Beverly Hills. Now offered from 18 years of single ownership and care, this 1962 Lotus Super 7 features British Racing Green and natural alloy finishes over the red-trimmed cockpit, which is complete with a set of Simpson racing harnesses. As offered, this Super Seven continues to benefit handsomely from a complete restoration and features a desirable lightweight alloy hood. Power is provided by a high-revving 1500 cc Cosworth Twin-Cam engine with twin Weber carburetors that delivers exceptional performance in concert with the lightweight chassis and body design. In contrast to many other examples, this Lotus-built Super 7 importantly retains the stamped chassis plate, the number of which matches the serial number stamped on the vehicle’s ID tag. Agile, extremely responsive to driver inputs and startlingly capable of out-accelerating, out-handling and out-braking far more-powerful opposition, the Super 7 delivers a thrilling driving experience in all disciplines and remains coveted by hardcore sports-car enthusiasts today. Accordingly, this very fine example is certainly one of the best available today.
- 61 1959 Cooper Type 51 GP F2/3/59 $150,000.00 $200,000.00 This particular Type 51 – chassis ‘F2/3/59’ – is mentioned in the Cooper Car Company’s surviving chassis book as having been sold to British garage propreiotor and occasional privateer race driver George Nixon on January 7, 1959. It was delivered to him with Climax FPF engine ‘1085’ – probably in 1 ½-liter Formula 2 specification, since the Type 51 was itself a dual-purpose Formula 2/Formula 1 design. Race appearances for the car appear to have been as follows: Amateur driver Chris Summers – of the Anstey Garage business, near Coventry – entered by Nixons Garages – race at Mallory Park, Leicestershire, on May 18, 1959 – a club level event, DNF Professional driver – and Cooper Racing Drivers’ School instructor – Ian Burgess drove it in the Reims F2 Coupe de Vitesse race in France on July 5, 1959 – DNF Ian Burgess drove it again at Rouen-les-Essarts, France, on July 12, 1959 – 8th Ian Burgess at Clermont-Ferrand, France, on July 26, 1959 – finished, but too far behind to be classified Ian Burgess in the Formula 2 Kentish Trophy International at Brands Hatch, England, on August 3, 1959 – a most commendable 5th Ian Burgess at Brands Hatch, England, again on August 29 – 9th This was’ a very respectable International career for a privately-entered Cooper-Climax at that time, and its career later continued in private hands, at less elevated level for several years. It was eventually restored to full running order – we understand – by respected British specialist Peter Denty and became part of the private Cooper Collection owned by movie director David Cronenberg, based in Canada. So here we offer a very nicely presented, well-preserved example of a truly iconic Cooper-Climax – an open-wheeler Formula road-racing car made absolutely by pure-bred Racers for fellow enthusiasts who also had the road-racing bug in their systems. We commend this Type 51 as deserving the very closest consideration. As an ex-David Cronenberg Collection car it would surely grace any similar collector’s garage, race shop, museum, office, or den…
- 62 1966 Lola T62 Formula 3 SL62/11 $60,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R Numbered SL62/11, this 1966 Lola T62, carries fascinating provenance. According to an article by marque historian Rob Shanahan published on the Lola Heritage website, supported by an image of the Lola factory’s handwritten list of original owners, SL62/11 was painted green and sold new to none other than Frank Williams, the future Formula One World Champion Constructor. The Lola notes also document one R. Bailey as the next owner of SL62/11. In 1968, it was purchased in England by Frank Scurria, the famed Californian motorcycle racer and tuning wizard for Ducati during the 1960s. According to an autobiographical article, Mr. Scurria stated “In 1968 I went back to England, got married and bought a racecar – a Formula 2 Lola. I brought the Lola and the wife back to California. Both are gone now, but I did win my first car race. It was at the old Ontario Motor Speedway in 1969.” While he concentrated on car racing in 1970, Scurria did enter select motorcycle races that year with Norton and Aermacchi cycles, winning some races in the process. Eventually, at the end of 1972, he returned to England to race in F3 during 1973 and 1974. An SCCA logbook (Identity No. 19-439) accompanies this Lola T62, issued by the California Sports Car Club in September 1972, with SL62/11 categorized by the SCCA in Formula B (FB) and listed with Lotus-Ford power. Subsequent history remains unknown until 2002, when SL62/11 was sold to the current owner following restoration by Joe Cavaglieri, the renowned former racing mechanic and crew chief, who in 2017 received the Racing History Project’s Peter Bryant Challenger Award. As offered, the Lola features a Lotus-Ford Twin-Cam powerplant displacing 1.5 liters and comes with a dossier including period photographs, “before and after” restoration photos, specification and set-up sheets and the aforementioned SCCA logbook for a compelling overall package.
- 63 1948 MG TC Roadster TC/7040 $35,000.00 $45,000.00 N/R Offered from nearly 10 years of knowledgeable single-owner care, this 1948 MG TC is simply a wonderful example throughout. Continuing to benefit handsomely from an older complete restoration, it features a striking black paint finish over rich Burgundy upholstery, accented by a chrome radiator grille with red inserts and comes with a tonneau cover. While carefully preserved and only sparingly used under the current ownership, this MG TC is understood to run and drive as it should, making it an ideal classic sports-car purchase. Timeless, charming, and utterly fun, this 1948 MG TC Roadster is an excellent example of the car that ignited America’s sports-car movement and launched the careers of so many of America’s greatest racing drivers. As such, no serious collection can be considered complete without this quality example.
- 64 1956 Cooper T39 Bobtail CS/9/56 $125,000.00 $150,000.00 Predictably, the fast and nimble T39 found favor Stateside in SCCA competition. While earlier history remains unknown at this time, this T39 – numbered CS/9/56 – has enjoyed long-term care within three California-based private collections for many years. According to known history, it was sold from southern California to Mario Suraci of Northern California, who restored the car before selling it in 2005 to the current owner, who has continued to admirably maintain its restoration. Maintained in running order and powered by a correct Coventry Climax 1.5-liter engine, and now upgraded with disc brakes all round, CS/9/56 simply marks an outstanding example of one of the most successful and evocative British sports-racers of the 1950s and early 1960s.
- 65 1967 HWM Jaguar Special 1F3945DN $75,000.00 $125,000.00 N/R Today, among the best-known HWMs produced are the Chevrolet-powered “Stovebolt Special” and the colorfully-named “Scragg Jag” of circuit- and hill climb “ace” Phil Scragg. Highly successful, Scragg’s fearsome torpedo-shaped, cycle-fender HWM-Jaguar has never failed to evoke stirring memories for hard-core fans of postwar British motor racing. Barry Gurdler was one particularly impressionable soul, who commissioned the Tempero family’s coachbuilding company, located in Omaru, New Zealand, to recreate the famous HWM “Scragg Jag.” A wonderfully evocative blend of classic 1950s racecar style and presence with a more powerful 4.2-liter Jaguar ‘XK’ DOHC engine and the flexibility of an overdrive gearbox from a Jaguar 420 donor car, this recreation of the “Scragg Jag” is further equipped with triple carburetors and the stopping power afforded by a set of inboard four-wheel disc brakes. Bodywork is all-alloy, secured by Dzus quarter-turn quick-release fasteners. Most recently, the current owner had the car repainted in period-correct British Racing Green. While businesslike, the cockpit nonetheless features a smart engine-turned dash panel, comprehensive instrumentation, finely trimmed leather upholstery, racing harnesses and a wood-rimmed, three-spoke steering wheel. Of course, the entire vehicle is a demonstration of Tempero’s characteristically excellent design and construction techniques, and the vehicle displays an uncommon presence that will surely generate admiration everywhere it is shown or driven. Best of all, it is an exclusive creation, believed the sole car of its kind produced. Accompanied by a document binder, this captivating recreation of the famed “Scragg Jag” is currently titled in California as a “1967 Jaguar” and stands ready for continued enjoyment and appreciation.
- 66 1962 Cooper Type 59 BMC FJ-7-62 $75,000.00 $100,000.00 N/R Two of America’s finest open-wheeler road racing drivers of the 1960s/70s are represented, celebrated or commemorated by this most attractive Formula Junior Cooper. One of them was rated contemporarily as a potential superstar on the verge of great world-class success. The other was indeed a superstar who lived long enough to fulfil such promise. Timmy Mayer was from a wealthy family living in Dalton Pennsylvania. He and his older brother Teddy became enthusiastic racing fans. They shared their enthusiasm with Peter Revson, whose father Martin had been a founding partner with his brother Charles of Revlon Cosmetics, before leaving that company in 1958 to become Chairman of Del Laboratories. As similarly well-heeled and aspiring young SCCA road racers – who had met while students at Cornell University – they joined forces with another young driver, Bill Smith Jr, to create the Rev-Em Racing Team. They equipped themselves with three of the latest Cooper-BMC Type 59 Formula Junior cars to campaign in US events through 1962. The Mayer brothers did not quite have to face the same challenges to their sporting ambitions that Peter Revson encountered. His family was opposed to him racing, and he had to fund his own activities through personal savings and education funds. But on track both Peter and Timmy showed innate talent – combined with burning ambition to progress onto the International stage. With their FJ Coopers they both succeeded. Timmy Mayer won the Governor’s Cup FJ race at Marlboro, Md, that April, beating Mark Donohue. He and Peter finished 1-2 at Cumberland, Md, in May. Timmy won again at Bridgehampton, Long Island, in June, a week before team-mate ‘Revvie’ won the Player’s ‘200’ FJ race at Mosport in Canada. The following weekend then saw Timmy win at Elkhart Lake, and in August he won the Wisconsin Junior GP at Meadowdale. In September at Meadowdale Mayer, Smith and Revson dominated the Thompson, Ct, race – finishing 1-2-3 in the matching Coopers, and so their one season progressed. In the Puerto Rico GP at Caguas on November 11, 1962, Timmy Mayer, Bill Smith and Peter Revson finished 1-2-3 yet again. For 1963 ‘Revvie’ then threw his remaining funds into taking an FJ Cooper around Europe hoping to break through into Formula 2 and ultimately Formula 1 racing. Timmy Mayer was offered a drive with the major British-based Tyrrell Racing Organization to drive quasi-works FJ Coopers in that same European season. He showed great promise and would have taken the No 2 works Cooper F1 drive for 1964 as team-mate to Bruce McLaren. Brother Teddy became Bruce’s business partner in founding their own McLaren racing team, initially to contest the Tasman Championship races in January-March 1964. Timmy continue to show immense promise, only to crash fatally during practice for the final Tasman round at Longford, Tasmania. Peter Revson would race his own Formula 1 Lotus-BRM 24 during 1964 but failed to secure a factory drive so he turned to sports and endurance racing in which he slowly matured, and eventually made his mark. Into the 1970s he became a McLaren works team star in Indianapolis, CanAm and ultimately Formula 1 and he won both the Canadian and British Grands Prix. For 1974 he moved to the UOP Shadow team, but during a test run before the South African GP at Kyalami, his car suffered a component failure, smashed into a trackside barrier and this late-developing but immensely handsome and celebrated American star driver was killed. In that 1962 Puerto Rican GP at Caguas, the Rev-Em Racing team Cooper chassis Nos ‘FJ-7-62’ and ‘FJ-8-62’ were probably those driven to victory by Timmy Mayer, and third place by Peter Revson. Subsequently, as affirmed by Formula Junior Register principal Duncan Rabagliati, frontal damage to ‘FJ-7-62’ and rear-end damage to ‘FJ-8-62’ saw the latter identity being sacrificed as the chassis were cut in half and amalgamated, back-to-back. Today ‘FJ-7-62’ as offered here comprises the original rear half of this chassis frame to which has been grafted the front half of ‘FJ-8-62’ – plus BMC engine plus Citroen-ERSA gearbox. The reassembled car is well-known within American Vintage racing and Formula Junior circles, and as a fitting tribute to Rev-Em Racing and to its two illustrious, talented, highly successful – but ill-fated – star drivers, we recommend it as warranting the most serious consideration. This really is, on many levels, a highly significant Formula Junior race car.
- 67 1962 Cooper Monaco Type 61 CM/2/62 $100,000.00 $150,000.00 N/R Originally imported by Von Housen Motors of Sacramento, California in 1962, CM/2/62 was equipped with the up-to-date coil-spring independent rear suspension configuration – the preferred set-up in vintage racing circles then and now. According to Cooper chassis registers quoted by Doug Nye in his definitive book “Cooper Cars,” first published in 1987, CM/2/62 was delivered from England with Coventry Climax 4-cylinder engine serial FPF/430/17/1236. It also featured the bold rear stabilizing fins specific to Monacos destined for the American market. It was successfully raced in SCCA competition by William Sturgis of Gardnerville, Nevada during the 1962 and 1963 racing seasons. Beginning with 1st overall at the July 7, 1962 SCCA Salt Lake Divisional, Sturgis and CM/2/62 placed 2nd overall the next week at the Oakland SCCA Regional, behind Billy Krause driving a ‘Birdcage’ Maserati. On October 10, 1962, the Monaco was entered by Sturgis into the 200-mile Los Angeles Times Grand Prix at Riverside for eventual Formula 1 and Indianapolis ‘500’ champion driver Graham Hill, who qualified 9th but did not finish due to brake issues. Hill would again drive the Monaco for Sturgis the next week in the Pacific Grand Prix at Laguna Seca, qualifying 7th but retiring in the first heat with gearbox issues. Sturgis drove the car and competed extensively through the 1963 season, finishing 1st Overall at Riverside on February 3 and placing 2nd Overall and 1st in D/Modified on March 31 at the Tucson SCCA Divisional. Next, Sturgis was the 5th fastest qualifier but unable to start at the June 9, 1963 USRRC races at Laguna Seca, followed by a DNF due to ignition problems on June 23 at Riverside but finding redemption with victory at the August 23 SCCA Divisional in Newport. In Sturgis’ last race outing with CM/2/62, he took the D/Modified win at the SCCA Divisional races at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park. On August 9, 1963 and November 15, 1963, CM/2/62 was listed as 1st in the Pacific Coast Class D-Modified points standings. In 1964, the Cooper was acquired by Washburn Motors of Santa Barbara, California, where a 327-cid Chevrolet V-8 engine and Halibrand-McKee four-speed gearbox were fitted. Noted mechanic Tony Settember performed the conversion, but the car was never raced, as Washburn soon switched attention to racing Camaros in SCCA Trans-Am. The Monaco was sold to George Lehman of Goleta, California in 1969, complete but not running. Lehman determined the old Cooper frame was unsafe, so he built a Group 7 aluminum monocoque tub. The car was completed, but his money ran out, so it was dismantled and stored for the next 28 years. According to a conversation conducted prior to the Monaco’s last sale offering in 2011, Scott Vilander, Lehman’s son-in-law related, “The purpose was to enter Cal Club Regional and National ASR ‘open’ class competitions (but) George took the car apart, stored the frame, body and components in 1972 and never raced it. He moved to a new home in 1973 and the Cooper was split up. The main chassis and body was lost in the move. However, the remainder of the car was kept in storage in our home until 1999…” On February 1, 2000, the remains of the Monaco were sold to racer David Springett by Lehman’s widow, together with original documentation from Washburn Chevrolet. Racer David Springett bought the Cooper Monaco from George Lehman’s family in 2000 and rebuilt the car over the next 11 years. As offered, the Monaco is powered by a rebuilt period style Buick aluminum V-8 and equipped with a Halibrand magnesium transmission and Hurst Airheart twin-pot alloy brakes. Acquired by the Consignor in 2012, CM/2/62 has been properly stored and maintained. As offered, it is in sound running order and delivers a sensory overload with its striking alloy bodywork, aggressive tail fins and unbridled open exhaust note. Carrying excellent and confirmed racing history in the hands of Bill Sturgis and Graham Hill, this glorious Cooper sports-racer will provide an outstanding potential entry into a host of desirable vintage-racing events, where it will surely create a sensation.
- 68 1961 Cooper Type 53P F1 F1/9/61 $140,000.00 $180,000.00 N/R This particular car was supplied new from the Hollyfield Road, Surbiton, Surrey factory to French garagiste and private owner/driver Bernard Collomb. It was completed and collected by him in April 1961 – originally fitted with Coventry Climax FPF 4-cylinder engine ‘No 430/26/1189’. He made an early appearance in the French-blue car on April 16, 1961 in the non-Championship Vienna Grand Prix, run on the Aspern aerodrome circuit just outside the Austrian capital. And there he immediately finished 3rd, returning to his French base in considerable triumph with a trophy, a podium wreath and satisfying start and prize money… The very next weekend saw him racing again in the non-Championship Aintree ‘200’ event at Liverpool, England. Jack Brabham won there and set fastest race lap in his brand-new works Cooper T55, but for Collomb in his T53 there was little luck and he failed to finish. On May 14 Bernard Collomb drove his car home 6th in the non-Championship Naples GP on the tortuous Possilippo street circuit in Italy. The Crystal Palace parkland course in London, England, then saw Collomb take 9th place in the following weekend’s London Trophy race. He retired from the Silver City Trophy at Brands Hatch, England, on June 3, then from the World Championship-qualifying French GP at Reims-Gueux on July 2. He started the gruelling German GP at the Nürburgring on August 6 only to strike myriad problems which left him too far behind to be classified at race finish, and thereafter confined himself to a few local events in France. Early in 1962 Bernard Collomb entered his Cooper ‘Lowline’ for the non-Championship Brussels Grand Prix around a street and autoroute circuit close beneath the shadow of the Belgian capital’s mighty Atomium structure. However, during practice he had a minor incident during which a fuel pipe was dragged loose or a fuel tank punctured. The leaking fuel ignited and a furious fire broke out. Bernard Collomb was able to scramble clear, but the fire burned for some considerable time before the untrained marshals succeeded in quelling the flames. The car was damaged beyond immediate economical repair and its remains were sold reputedly to a Swiss dealer/enthusiast who began to rebuild it as a special, supposedly for mountain-climb competition, against the clock. The car passed subsequently through the Swiss trade and was eventually reconstructed and restored to its original Formula 1 racing form by expert British specialist and Historic racing star John Harper. The car has since enjoyed a long and successful career within Historic and Vintage racing circles. Upon close and detailed inspection it certainly has many surviving original features which are a tribute to the skill with which it was rescued from near oblivion in the 1960s. As offered now it is powered by a Coventry-Climax FPF engine and again it is a rear-engined Grand Prix car which would grace any discriminating connoisseur’s race car collection.
- 69 1937 Horch 853 Stromliencoupe 853433 $400,000.00 $600,000.00 The example offered was constructed by the German firm of Horch-Classic on an original 853 chassis, reportedly sourced from a barn in Belarus without bodywork, and appropriately shortened to 130 inches, the same specification as employed on the original ‘Manuela.’ Correct bodywork was recreated to very near the original Beeskow design, first by constructing a wooden mock-up that matched the original lines, then using it as the basis for a wooden body frame of the correct type. This was then covered in metal paneling, doors, bonnet, and rear deck lid, all recreated out of aluminum as per the original car. Further artful touches include swiveling windows with delicate turns, as per the original design. A rear-mounted spare was fitted, nearly smoothly inset into the rear deck, as per the original design. Restoration photos on file show the chassis having been stripped and reinforced with new metal as necessary, then properly primered and finished. The engine was completely rebuilt, including installation of new bearings and pistons, overhauling of the camshaft and valve gear, fitting new radial oil seals, and balancing the crankshaft with the flywheel. Attention to correct details included recreating the original wiring system, including the proper woven covering for the loom. With the desirable five-speed manual transmission, the result has extraordinary smooth performance. Finishing the body were lustrous coats of dark blue paint, with a hand-applied pale coachline accenting a broad sweep of chrome trim; individually adjustable armchair-style front seats with beautiful black leather upholstery; new carpets piped in ivory leather; and a set of period-correct fitted luggage, all overseen by an original Gülde fabric sunroof, acquired after lengthy searching and adapted to fit. The dashboard features beautiful oversized gold-toned gauges, set into a rich leather backing. The impressive result is offered with a file that includes period images and photographs of the restoration and build. With the original ‘Manuela’ lost to history, this delightful recreation, carefully constructed to honor a wonderful German Full Classic built for one of the greatest drivers of his time, is an automobile worthy of the Rosemeyer legend.
- 70 2019 Porsche 911/991 GT3 RS WP0AF2A93KS164202 $225,000.00 $275,000.00 This 991.2 GT3 RS indicates just 350 miles on the odometer and is essentially like new. The purposeful magnesium, carbon, and aluminum bodywork is painted in GT Silver Metallic, which accentuates the curves and venting of the bodywork well, and the black painted wheels tucked inside the flared arches add to the decidedly modern appearance of this GT3 RS. Of course, the sides are emblazoned with retro ‘GT3 RS’ graphics in black, harkening back to the original Carrera RS. The interior- Spartan as a modern Porsche can be- is trimmed in black Alcantara and leather with carbon fiber bucket seats. As in all GT3 RS examples, the rear seats of a standard 911 have been removed to save weight and to make room for a roll cage. From the driver’s seat, the Alcantara clad steering wheel feels purposeful, with a yellow stripe at 12 o’clock to remind the driver of their steering angle. Behind the wheel, the shifting paddles are large and immediate, allowing the driver to confidently row through the 7-speed PDK transmission on track or during a daily commute. This GT3 RS is being offered by the original owner in like new condition, complete with its original books and tool kit and is entirely ready for its next owner to enjoy its visceral driving experience.
- 71 1989 Aston Martin V8 Volante “Prince of Wales” SCFCV81C6KTL15782 $180,000.00 $220,000.00 According to copies of Aston Martin’s factory build records, this elegant V8 Volante was hand built at Aston Martin’s Newport Pagnell plant during the spring of 1989 and was among the last 70 cars produced in the final production year. The car received the final inspections in April of 1989 and was then shipped from the UK to its destination, the US. The car was equipped with a left-hand-drive steering arrangement and the desirable “Prince of Wales” package. It was finished in Cannock Black over a tan colored leather interior, beige carpeting and a Tan Everflex convertible top, just as it appears today. This car was among just 5 “Prince of Wales” produced for the US market in 1989, of which only one other example was equipped with an automatic transmission. The new V8 Volante was delivered to its first owner, Dr. Thomas H. Mallory—a successful and pioneering orthopedic hip surgeon in Columbus, Ohio, on May 24, 1989 through Aston Martin of Cincinnati. Dr. Mallory appears to have kept the V8 down in south Florida but only appears to have kept the car for about a year before selling it. In 1991 the Aston head up north to Chicago and the next year out east to Greenwich, Connecticut. It would return to the sunshine state at the turn of the century and remain there until the current owner purchased the car in August of 2012 with 15,431 miles on clock. Sparingly driven and enjoyed, a small engine fire in 2015 lightly seared the aft portion of the engine bay and hood. A two-year restoration by Aston Martin of New England of the engine, engine bay, and front of the car—which is documented in pictures immediately following the car-b-que right up to the completion of the work—brought the car back up to snuff. The Aston has been stored in climate-controlled comfort, as it always has been, and minimally driven since the refreshing was completed. As a desirably equipped example built in the final year of the V8 Volante model production run, this superb Aston Martin features all the refinements carried out during the evolution of the V8 era. Topped with factory left-hand-drive steering and “Prince of Wales” configuration, this example ticks all the boxes. A very rare Aston Martin from the final production year, that must be considered among the best examples marking the end of the era.
- 72 1977 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser FJ40-249055 $80,000.00 $120,000.00 N/R The quintessential embodiment of unrestrained exploration, this left-hand drive 1977 Toyota FJ40 was delivered new from the factory wearing red paint over a grey interior. It has resided much of its life in the dry Southwest of the States, and was carefully maintained and cared for by two previous owners before it was purchased by the consignor – a Toyota FJ40 enthusiast with three other similar models in his current collection. Purchased largely for its sound condition, this Land Cruiser was placed with a premier marque specialist for a comprehensive nut and bolt restoration, which took over two years complete. The body was disassembled and stripped to bare metal, then fully equipped with all new hardware, including the wiring harness. The exterior was redressed in fabulous Patriot Blue Pearl polyurethane paint with a glass-like clear coat, while the interior, which features custom rear jump seats, sports eight hides of premium blue leather. The suspension underwent an OME 2.5 inch lift and was fitted with a custom-made 6-point RMC roll-cage and custom front bumper. The front and rear differentials were rebuilt, as was the transfer-case, and four-wheel disc brakes with new Bilstein shocks. The steering system was upgraded with new steering components, including tilt column power-steering with stabilizer. A new vintage air conditioning unit was installed along with tinted windows, a satellite radio and a state-of-the-art audio system, featuring a Cerwin-Vega amplifier. To accommodate the audio system, the car was treated to extensive sound deadening throughout, facilitated by premium quality carpet. A custom gauge cluster was formulated on the dashboard using Stuart Warner gauges. Front-facing and back-up cameras were installed along with a navigation system and high output lighting. Most notably, this FJ40 was in receipt of a GM Ram Jet 350 V-8 crate motor coupled with a GM 700R4 automatic transmission. Lokar shifter, pedals and emergency brake handle were added and the car underwent stringent testing and a professional computer tune of the entire system by a specialist. Since installation, the engine has registered only 3,000 miles and breathes new life into this 1977 Toyota. This gorgeous blue Land Cruiser comes with an invisible clear bar for protection and photographs attesting to its restoration history. Clearly it will be the pride and joy of any collector with a zeal for adventure and the road less traveled.
- 73 1971 Datsun 240Z HLS30-14280 $50,000.00 $70,000.00 N/R This Sunshine Yellow example is the product of a restoration of such outstanding quality that it guided Nissan executives in their own Vintage Z program, which offered as-new 240Zs to American enthusiasts in the late 1990s. With the new 350Z still years away, and the 300ZX ending production, Nissan had decided that the best way to keep the sports-car flame burning in its showrooms would be to acquire, restore and sell to the public examples of the legendary 240Z. Seeking a shop that could produce as many as 200 fully restored cars, the executives located Pierre Perrot, the proprietor of Pierre Z Car Center in Hawthorne, California. Perrot showed them the photos of the car offered here, and was hired for the job. He would eventually turn out 37 examples for Nissan. This Series 1 240Z, identifiable by the vents located in the hatchback, was acquired by an enthusiast in December 1991. He had become acquainted with Pierre Z Car Center when he acquired a 1974 Datsun 260Z some years earlier, and brought the car to Perrot in January 1992 for his expert evaluation. Perrot confirmed that the 240Z was an excellent candidate for restoration, with a straight body that indicated it had been in no accidents. During the fully documented, nut-and-bolt restoration, the car was refinished in a single-stage urethane, for an authentic factory appearance. A new interior was installed, with matching black cloth inserts in the bucket seats in place of the original vinyl for the owner’s comfort. The 240Z’s original engine had been replaced at some point with an engine from a later 280Z, but Perrot was able to supply a correct engine from his considerable inventory. The iron-block six was completely rebuilt, with new pistons, bearings and valves. After several years of enjoying the car, the owner had the car refinished by Perrot in 2007, and had the original, discolored exhaust header replaced with one with a thermal coating developed by the aerospace industry. More recently, the engine has been fitted with an electronic distributor and upgraded fuse block from a Datsun 280Z, the SU carburetors have been cleaned, the radiator has been recored, and a reproduction rear muffler and mandrel-bent, stainless steel exhaust have been installed. The gas tank was removed for inspection, and reinstalled with new grommets and several new vent hoses. The consigner reports that the engine produced a healthy 138.9hp at the rear wheels in a recent dynamometer test. The car was featured in the February 1997 edition of Road & Track magazine, and its restoration was the subject of a six-page feature in Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car magazine in December 2007. On the eve of this legendary model’s 50th anniversary, it would be difficult to find a better example of Datsun’s original Z-car to own and enjoy than this 240Z, which has been cared for by an enthusiast and tended to by a marque expert.
- 74 1970 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman Limousine 100.014-12-001655 $225,000.00 $275,000.00 According the copy of the Mercedes-Benz Classic Certificate on file, this Pullman Limousine was delivered new on May 29th, 1970 to Mercedes-Benz USA. Reported by the vendor to have been delivered new to Michael Pipella, Mr. Pipella was an executive at National Housewares, Inc—a company the distributed household products under brands like Emdeko that ranged from steak knives to smoke alarms. Clearly busy man, and one of tastes, he opted for the top-of-the-line four-door, long wheelbase Pullman limousine and ticked a number of additional option boxes including air conditioning, an intercom system, insulated glass, and a Becker Grand Prix radio. The early history is not well known, but the Grosser Benz eventually made its way to Japan, where it was no doubt among the largest vehicles on the roads there. The current owner purchased the car from Japan and commenced an extensive refurbishment and restoration of the machine between 2004 and 2014. Work was completed by the experts at Star Motors in Endicott, New York and the pages of receipts on file detail extensive grill-to-trunk mechanical work that includes expansive work to the complicated air suspension and hydraulic systems, an engine rebuild, brake work, and so much more. Over $100,000 in mechanical work alone is evidenced. Today the car shows beautifully in understated DB040 schwarz (black), its original color. Inside, brown leather graces the drivers compartment while rich, beige velour cloth ensconces the rear cabin. Rich wood trim abounds on the doors, dash, and between the two, rear facing seats where it frames a period-correct Sony television and covers a cooler from which one may pull a bottle of Bollinger or Dom Pérignon upon the consummation of that ‘big deal’. Unquestionably the only car to be loved by everyone from the Hugh Hefner to the Pope and John Lennon to Saddam Hussein, this is the perfect car from which to run an empire—be it business, political, religious, or “other”—from the grand comfort of one of the most legendary luxury cars ever made.
- 75 1973 Chevrolet Corvair Turbo Monza 30967L18178 $25,000.00 $35,000.00 N/R Equipped with a four-speed manual transmission and a performance oriented 3.55:1 gearset, the spider left the factory with a polished new turbocharger mounted neatly above then engine. This configuration, pulling air through a single carter side-draft carb, allows the turbo’s 3-inch turbine impeller, capable of withstanding 70,000 RPM, to produce up to 10 pounds of boost and pushing a normally 104 hp engine, up nearly 50% to over 150 HP. Overall, this Corvair Monza shows in beautifully restored condition, equipped with the turbocharged engine, the correct wire hubcaps, and a newer interior; Just a few of its more spectacular highlights. This example is being sold from a very respectable collection where it was under a watchful eye and comes complete with its owner’s manual, receipts, and has had a recent service completed. Ready to be added to another fine collection of cars or simply to be enjoyed on a weekend cruise, this Corvair Monza is sure to bring absolute joy wherever it is driven or seen.
- 76 1973 MG MGB Roadster GHN5UD300883 G $15,000.00 $20,000.00 This particular chromed bumper model ‘B’ roadster was built on October 23rd and 24th, 1972 bound for the United States. The current owner acquired the car three years ago from a friend who had previously bought the car from its original owner—making this MG a three-owner car from new. Repainted the current orange prior to the present ownership, it was originally Harvest Yellow. The original navy trim on the interior is still in place, however, as is the black top. A nicely preserved and numbers matching machine, it is reported by the owner that the carburetors were recently rebuilt. MGBs are wonderful little sportscars and make the perfect start or addition to any collection!
- 77 1931 Cadillac 355-A Roadster 808162 $130,000.00 $160,000.00 According to its build sheet, a copy of which is included in the file, this particular roadster was originally sold by the Cadillac Automobile Company of Boston, bearing the same sleek and graceful “disappearing top” Fleetwood roadster body and V-8 engine that it retains today, and finished entirely in black, including fenders and chassis. Dual sidemounted spares with mirrors and a Goddess radiator mascot were specified as accessories, resulting in an especially dramatic appearance. The car made its way across the United States and was acquired in the early postwar era by James Brucker, Sr., patriarch of a great family of collectors in Southern California. For many years the Bruckers were among the foremost suppliers of automobiles to the film industry; they also operated the famous Movieworld Cars of the Stars and Planes of Fame museum in Buena Park, and were patrons of numerous figures of “Kustom Kulture,” including Von Dutch and Ed Roth. The Cadillac was not customized, however, but far from it; Mr. Brucker considered it his favorite automobile and used it regularly while maintaining its fine original condition. He was so fond of it that he reportedly took it out of circulation for rental to the film studios. Eventually the Cadillac passed from the Brucker Family to John Travis of Sunnyvale, California, then to an East Coast collector from whom the present owner purchased it in 2011. It has continued to be well-maintained, regularly serviced, driven and enjoyed, and has never received or required major restoration. It remains very solid and even some of the paint remains original. Much of the interior is still original, with only the top, carpeting, and inner door panels having been necessarily replaced after eight decades. Such was the philosophy of preservation that even the original top bows were repaired and reused where possible. Brakes were rebuilt, new fuel lines installed, and the wheels fitted with new bearings, while the remainder of the drivetrain was carefully checked and properly sorted as necessary. Much of the work was completed by the noted Steve Babinsky of Automotive Restorations in Lebanon, New Jersey, with detailed work orders and receipts on file. The car was driven on a mini-CARavan following Hershey just this past year, proving its excellent original condition, and the owner has continued to use and scrupulously maintain it. It is, the owner notes, a “happy car,” which has likely never been off the road for a long period in its long life. Few Cadillac roadsters of this era have been enjoyed by known enthusiasts for so long, and fewer still have received such careful, sympathetic and loving preservation for their entire lives. This is a benchmark example of the finest Classic Era engineering and build quality, with a wonderful heritage.
- 78 1971 Ferrari 365GTC/4 14461 $200,000.00 $250,000.00 This outstanding example of Modena’s rare grand tourer was born in October of 1971, adorned with Azzurro Gladiateur paint over a Nero interior and sold in Milan for the purchase price of 9’750’000 Italian Lire. After a short stay in its country of birth, the car was exported to California in 1972. After spending time with two enthusiasts, the car was acquired by Continental Classic Motors of Hinsdale, Illinois who conducted a bare metal respray in the current shade of red. The car would eventually make its way back to California where it was purchased by Virgil Elings. Virgil is best known for his world class motorcycle collection which is that of the Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum! After Virgil’s time with the car, it was entrusted to Winning Makes of Santa Barbara, California, where the consignor purchased the vehicle. The 2006 ad for the car noted a substantial list of mechanical services which had just been carried out. Some of the major items listed included the replacement of the timing chains, replacement of the water pump, a new clutch and flywheel, and a full rebuild of the carbs, braking systems, and ignition. Since acquiring the car over a decade ago, the consignor has continued to diligently maintain the thoroughbred to the highest of standards. In May of this year, the Ferrari specialists at Competizione & Sports Cars performed a 2-year annual service where all fluids were refreshed. During this most recent service, the air-conditioning system and brakes were also gone through and serviced. Receipts on file document this $4,000 service and the many others dating back to 2007. Thanks to its multiple long-term enthusiast owners and their strict maintenance schedules during the cars less than 50,000 miles, the car performs beautifully. Cosmetically the car shows just as wonderfully as it drives. The paint possesses a deep and rich shine, while the highly original and correct interior shows just the right level patina. A traditional front-engine V12 Ferrari with an elegant and sleek Pininfarina design combines to make the GTC/4 a true classic. Presented with a tool kit, copy of build documents, and a history report by Marcel Massini this sporting Coupe should offer its new owner tremendous pride and sublime driving.
- 79 1959 Kellison J-4R Coupe 3970020 $35,000.00 $55,000.00 N/R This particular Kellison was purchased new by SCCA executive director Don Rodimer. He would keep the car until his death, at which time it would pass to well-known racer and tour organizer, Rich Taylor, in 1985. Mr. Taylor had the entire chassis rebuilt by Chassis Dynamics in Edison, New Jersey. It was further updated with a NASCAR style roll cage, 15-gallon fuel cell, and a multitude of clever safety features were added as well. The engine was prepared by Tom Lalinsky of Lalinsky Engineering. Running on a dynameter, this particular power plant has shown 497bhp at the flywheel, and 463 ft/lbs of torque at 4500 rpm, truly outstanding figures for a street engine. Wishing to use the car in driver events, the car was made fully street legal. Lights, turn signals, and a windshield wiper were all installed to meet compliance. It has since been impeccably maintained and has taken part in the New England 1000, amongst other events. It has a full SVRA Group 4 logbook and is ready to compete in vintage events, or road rallies. Recently, the car has been serviced and further sorted with the suspension modifications and a thorough shakedown. The car is currently registered and titled in California, under the model year 1959. Powered by an easy to maintain, powerful Chevrolet small block, and possessing great 1950s styling, this vintage Kellison is an exciting piece of 1950s Americana. Whether on the street, track, or show field, the cars dual purpose nature makes it and a great classic for any enthusiast.
- 80 1955 Chrysler C-300 3N55237 $50,000.00 $70,000.00 N/R Handsomely wrapped into a sporty coupe body, this C-300 rides on wire wheels, which was an option when new, and includes a set of steel wheels and hub caps, which were the only other wheel option from the factory. This examples only deviation from originality is its updates 12v electrical system. With only 1,725 built, available here is the opportunity to own a well-presented piece of American motoring history, with Chrysler successfully homologating a car for road use that could be purchased and immediately win at any local circle track in 1955.
- 81 1928 Cunningham V-7 Sedan V5141 $150,000.00 $220,000.00 This handsome and exclusive automobile would no doubt have been commissioned by one of Cunningham’s roster of wealthy clientele and for the last half of its life at least it has continued to be retained by custodians who could match this same care regardless of costs. The car was acquired by the current owner in the mid-1980s from one of the dispersal auctions of the famed Harrah Collection as a marque that had long been coveted by him. In the last few years, respecting its elegance and pedigree, an exhaustive restoration was commissioned at Chris Kidd’s respected Tired Iron Works, south of here in Monrovia, California. All told, invoices in excess of $250,000 were accrued as the aesthetics were thoroughly refurbished. On the culmination of this work, the Cunningham, now tastefully appointed in dark blue and black paintwork and with a tonal grey blue interior was invited to be shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2016 in the American Classics Closed Class. As a fresh restoration and with this sole showing, it offers its next owner potential for other display outings and/or touring, at a fraction of the cost of its rebuild.
- 82 1979 Lincoln Mark V Collectors Series 9Y89S760037 $20,000.00 $30,000.00 N/R As a Collector Series Mark V, this Lincoln arrived from the factory with a suite of unique features. These include a gold grill with a matching hood ornament, padded contoured deck lid accent, midnight blue cloth seats, wood accents, leather wrapped dash pad, and color keyed turbine wheels. Remarkably, just two owners have had the distinction of commanding this substantial piece of 70s Detroit steel. The first owner bought the car new from Waterloo Ford Lincoln in Edmonton Canada and would trade the car in for a Volkswagen years later. Today, just around 20,000 miles appear on the dashboard and the vehicle shows in remarkable condition. The cloth interior does not show serious tears, rips, or even substantial color fading. The body of the vehicle is in equally good condition. It will arrive complete with a tool kit, original key set, owner’s and shop manuals, and the original spare tire. Befitting of the “Time Warp”‘ distinction, this Lincoln appears as though it never left the decade of gold medallions and big lapels.
- 83 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Carbon 1G1YL2DE5B5600250 $60,000.00 $70,000.00 N/R For 2011, Chevy unveiled the Z06 Carbon, a model intended to bridge the gap to the ZR-1—a monster of a machine with 145 extra, supercharged ponies. But in keeping with the ethos of the Z06, this special edition was intended for the purist enthusiast who wanted channel the track driving experience. The rare package featured the ZR1’s carbon ceramic brakes housed around staggered wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot rubber, magnetically control shocks, and a plethora of additional carbon fiber components-as the name suggests. This includes a front splitter, hood, roof panel, and full width rear spoiler. In addition, the interior is swathed in plenty of alcantara from the seats to the steering wheel. This car is one of only 500 Z06 Carbons produced with and one of 250 made in Supersonic Blue. It was delivered new to a gentleman in the Philadelphia area who soon parted ways with the car and placed it into the hands of its current caretaker. At the time of cataloging, just 1,665 miles show on the odometer. As it sits today, the car remains in remarkable condition overall and an inspection upon its most recent purchase has deemed the car fully functional and ready to go.
- 84 1931 LaSalle Series 345-A 7 pass Touring 909967 $90,000.00 $110,000.00 N/R The 1931 LaSalle being offered here is being sold publicly for the first time, after more than 30 years of single-family ownership, coming from a prominent collector of exquisite Pre-War American cars. When the car was acquired last in the early 1980’s, it had just received a restoration by CM Restorations in San Diego, CA. which it still proudly wears today. The 1931 sales brochure called that year’s LaSalle, “… a motorcar of exceptional fineness, possessed of a glowing beauty, with an élan and a spirited grace which few cars, no matter what the price, have ever matched.” This very rare example of the 1931 LaSalle will delight the discerning collector who appreciates its scarcity and uncommonly authentic presentation.
- 85 2010 Tesla Roadster 5YJRE1A18A1000592 $50,000.00 $75,000.00 N/R Having covered fewer than 10 miles at the time of cataloging, this Tesla Roadster is essentially a brand new car! The Roadster has lived its entire life with its one and only owner in New Mexico. This Tesla is highly optioned with premium white paint, a solar guard windshield, the $9000 carbon-fiber exterior package—including a rear wing diffuser, nose splitter, and roll bar all made of the lacquered super-fabric, $4,000 adjustable suspension, the $6000 Executive Leather package with red leather-wrapped door sills to match the seats, the $3000 electronics upgrade including a stereo with navigation and seven-speaker system, and $3,200 carbon fiber hardtop. After checking almost every option box, the total cost of the vehicle came to $140,350. Just weeks ago, the car was serviced and updated by a Tesla Ranger, ensuring that the vehicle is ready to be enjoyed by its next owner. A very similar Tesla Sport Roadster fitted with the more recently available Falcon Heavy Rocket option that increases the power to about 5.13 million pounds of thrust, became the first car in orbit and is currently headed toward deep space with Starman at the wheel.
- 86 1949 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup 3GP-K 30125 $60,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R Steve McQueen crossed over into the realm of popular culture and became ‘The King of Cool.’ More than three-and-a-half decades later, his impact on films, cars, motorcycles and fashion are still talked about and emulated. While one of the biggest box-office attractions of the 1960s and 1970s, McQueen has been reinvented since his 1980 death as much more than a movie star. In today’s world, he is a silent pitchman, a fashion icon, an enduring mythical figure of alpha-male coolness, and his image and likeness are everywhere. Steve McQueen owned many fast, exotic cars throughout his legendary life. But the publicity shy acting icon also appreciated well-worn pickup trucks for two reasons. The first was for their intrinsic, utilitarian capabilities. The second was for their use as stealth cover. McQueen often cruised around Hollywood and Beverly Hills in a beat-up truck, wearing sunglasses and a cowboy hat, flying beneath the radar of what we now call the paparazzi, chasing celebrities around to make a buck. He usually kept a truck at his home in the Trancas Canyon area of Malibu and had others at his Santa Paula airport hangar. It is rumored, that he even stashed an old GMC at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel parking garage. Among the many pickups he owned during the later years of his life, was this robust 3100 Series Chevrolet. He was particularly fond of customizing his vehicles – no matter how pedestrian or unique – to make them truly his own. Third wife Barbara Minty McQueen recalls the instance when he purchased a pair of rectangular “blue dot” taillights (a particular favorite of hot rodders) at a swap meet and installed them on this truck. The Chevy was owned by the celebrity couple at the time of Steve McQueen’s passing in November of 1980, and then remained in Ms. Minty McQueen’s ownership and possession until sold by Bonhams to the consignor in November of 2009. Note that the last registration expired in 1981. It is in the same state as when last used and driven by the King of Cool and remains presented in unrestored condition, just like Steve drove it.
- 87 1959 Morris Minor Traveller FLA552122 $15,000.00 $25,000.00 N/R This lovely left-hand drive Morris 1000 Traveller was purchased new by a lady in Victoria, British Columbia in 1959. It sported black paint with a red leather interior and magnificent English Ash woodwork. After a coddled existence, it was covered, garaged, and 43 years later, in 2002 (when its owner was 92 years old) the Traveller was sold to the current vendor, a New Zealander who moved to Canada in 1981. The black paint and wood varnish had faded over the decades, but otherwise the car remained tight and solid, with the speedometer boasting a remarkable 35,000 miles. With the intent of employing the car as a rolling advertisement for his newly launched tea parlor ‘The Blethering Place,’ the new owner commissioned a gentle reconditioning, determined to retain the Traveller’s historical integrity. The faded black paint was stripped to metal and replaced with Almond Green to compliment the white English Ash woodwork. The carpets and headliner were replaced and the brightwork hand-polished. Other than these cosmetic modifications and a new Dunlop tires, this charismatic Traveller remains highly original, with a period-correct push-button valve English radio. Always lovingly maintained and serviced, and, according to it second and current owner, it runs and drives smoothly. As a testament to its condition, this car placed at the Vancouver All British Field Meet. Accompanied by books and photographs this lovely Traveller is certain to delight the collector with a proclivity for brilliant British craftsmanship.
- 88 1994 Jaguar XJ12 SAJMX134RC699350 $20,000.00 $25,000.00 N/R The beautifully presented Jaguar laid before you has had the prime distinction of remaining under the care of just a single owner from new. Finished in the stately combination of Flemenco Red over a crème leather interior, both show to be as near to flawless as one can get. The immaculate preservation of the large saloon can be attributed both to the limited mileage accrued over the past 25 years at just around 19,000 miles and the routine care conducted by the owner. A file available to those interested cleanly lays out the servicing carried out on the car and should serve as a peace of mind to the drivability of the vehicle. Most recently, the coolant system received a test in addition to several new filters being installed throughout the car. Further, the right rear shock was the recipient of a new bushing and lastly, the rear brake calipers were overhauled. Indubitably a car of unquestionable caliber, this Jaguar is likely to be the lowest mileage and finest example in existence. You may pose a noble attempt to search and scour the far spans of our globe and will likely never cross this XJ12’s equal. Fear not, however, as this fine English motor is available to those willing and able.
- 89 1971 OTAS 820 Grand Prix 00007 $40,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R It is unknown how many of the cars were imported to the US between the years of 1969 and 1971while OTAS was in business, with most sources putting the number between sixty-five and one hundred. Mr. Jack Buzzard of Yorba Linda, California was an enthusiast of the exotic Italian cars that came through Rich’s dealership, and stopped by frequently when he worked nearby in the early 70’s. In April of 1974, he purchased this 1971 820 Grand Prix, chassis number 0007, and he has owned the car since that day. He informs us that the mileage, under 4,800, is original, as is the vibrant yellow paint, tweed carpet, and black vinyl upholstery. The four-cylinder engine is mounted out back, along with the four-speed manual transmission. The engine runs the stock Fiat 850 bottom end, but the head has been cleaned up a bit according to the seller, producing a peak of 55 horsepower to push the cars approximately 1,450 pounds. Front disc brakes and rear drums handle the stopping duties, and steering is quick given the car’s mere 81-inch wheelbase. Even with its small stature, the interior is comfortable for two, although luggage space is minimal, limited to a tiny space beside the spare wheel and bit of room behind the seats. An extensive history file accompanies the car, including original dealer documents, and photos from a Motor Trend photoshoot in which the car was featured and written about by journalist Matt Stone.
- 90 1980 TOJ 206 SC 206 SC 001 $230,000.00 $270,000.00 One of these, the 1980 206 SC offered here, was acquired by hillclimb specialist Bernard Chamberod. His first known event, Mont Dore in August 1986, was – to perfectionist Chamberod – unsatisfactory, a second place in Group 6. He thereafter embarked on a comprehensive, meticulous, rebuild of the entire Toj. Documented in photographs that accompany the car, it involved designing and building a complete new monocoque of anodized aluminum. Suspension refinements eventually would see an entire new rear structure created, including rear crossmembers milled from billet aluminum for strength and rigidity. Chamberod returned to Mont Dore a year later and captured first place in his class, now FIA Group C3, repeating that victory in 1988. A fourth place in Turckheim a month later must have been less satisfying. Chamberod returned to Mont Dore in 1989 where he and his Toj, probably now much-modified, repeated as Group C3 winners. What followed was a nearly unprecedented string of Group C3 hillclimb victories stretching into 1993 punctuated only by two results on the second step of the podium at Turckheim in 1992 and Vall’s d’Andorra in 1993. Chamberod transitioned to a Norma M11C sports car and Reynard 92D single-seater thereafter and sold 206 SC 001 in 1998 to Patrice and Frederic Auquier. Remarkably, in 2000, two decades after Toj 206 SC 001 was built, Patrice Auquier wheeled it to yet another Group C3 win at Beaujolais. The successor to Jörg Obermoser at Toj offered 206 SC 001 to the present owner about three years ago as a complement to the Toj SS2 he already owned and raced in historic events. Upon arrival in the U.S. a comprehensive rebuild of this car was begun, aided by the experience the owner and his technicians had with the Toj SS2. It was completely disassembled, stripped and rebuilt from the ground up with special attention to the driveline and suspension, including preserving the development and modifications to it by Bernard Chamberod decades ago. The livery bears the distinctive YACCO lubricants logos (itself an historic brand, descended from Hispano-Suiza) and is freshly painted. It has never been raced and is absolutely fresh, thoroughly prepared and in ready-to-race condition. The fresh BMW M12 2-liter fuel injected engine produces 300-310 reliable brake horsepower. Weighing just 1,200 pounds the performance promises to be breathtaking. The owner has concluded having two Group C Toj race cars is redundant. He is effusive about the quality and performance of his earlier Toj and feels 206 SC 001 will impart the same experience and exhilaration to its next owner.
- 101 1973 Volvo P1800ES Sport Wagon 1836354-007241 $60,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R This striking 1973 Volvo P1800 ES was completed at the Göteborg, Sweden-based Volvo factory in a metallic blue exterior color, much as it appears today. The new Sport Wagon was exported to America, and here sold through Sacramento-based Turner Motors Volvo in November of 1973. Optioned with an AM/FM stereo radio, the new Volvo cost the healthy sum of $7,962.37. The car is believed to have remained in the dry inland California State climate all its life and was purchased by the consignor from an elderly Swedish woman in Auburn, California, in 2012. Period-correct blue California state license plates remain on the car, quite possibly the very set the car was delivered with from new. Under the supervision of the Sacramento based consignor, the P1800 ES has benefited from a comprehensive restoration carried out in recent years. The car received a respray in its original color of metallic blue and presents beautifully. Chrome and stainless trim have been polished, and new tires fitted. The interior received new carpets and various other trim pieces, while a new Moto Lita steering wheel was fitted for a period, sporting look. The cars mechanical components were gone through and refurbished or renewed as well. This is a lovely example of Volvo’s classic Sport Wagon, ready for spacious touring in great style. Equipped with the desirable 4-speed overdrive manual gearbox and finished in a smart livery of metallic blue over a caramel-like brown interior, this Volvo looks and feels just right.
- 102 1972 Lotus Elan Sprint Coupe 0028J $40,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R The Lotus Elan Sprint being offered is just 1 of only 25 Sprint Coupes built for the North American market in December of 1971, and was the Last Lotus Elan Sprint delivered to Lind Bros. Motors in Waterloo Iowa, where the car was delivered on November 21st of 1972. The car was initially intended as a dealer demonstrator, where it was used to show off the model to prospective buyers. When Elan production ceased in 1973, this car was sparingly driven and finally stored under a cover at the dealership in 1974, where it would remain for years in safe storage. In May of 2007, the car was treated to a mechanical freshening at a cost of $5,730. With just two owners from new, this Sprint Coupe was retained by the original dealer’s proprietor for over 40 years before being sold to the current owner in 2014. Being sold by a prominent collection of eclectic cars, this Elan sprint has been in safe care its entire life. This example is believed to be one of just two cars specially ordered in solid colors by the Lotus distributor in Toronto, being finished in plain white, as opposed to two-tone Sprint colors, and is fitted with a stylish sunroof. This example is also heavily optioned with Lotus ‘knock-off’ wheels, an Audiovox stereo, Maserati air horns, Lucas ‘tripod’ headlights, and powered by the 1,558 cc DOHC “Big-Valve” 4-cylinder, all adding to its original $6,427 purchase price. Having only driven approximately 6,000 miles from new, this matching numbers, low mileage Elan Sprint Coupe presents beautifully in preservation condition, showing very little wear after nearly 50 years of life. Accompanying the sale of this spectacular example is the original tool kit, manuals, spare tire, original MSO, window sticker, and other various spare OEM parts for the car. For Lotus, the Elan would prove an immense commercial success for Lotus, with slightly fewer than 9,000 being produced by the time production ceased in 1973. This 1 of just 25 produced Elan Sprint Coupe offers a very rare chance to own one of the nicest examples in existence, offered today in preservation condition. via Gooding Scottsdale ’14 sold $88k.
- 103 1973 Porsche 911E 2.4 Targa 911 321 1040 $70,000.00 $90,000.00 N/R This stunning end-of-the-run, long-hood 911E 2.4 Targa is being offered from the collection of acclaimed Shawshank Redemption director Frank Darabont – creator of the Walking Dead series. Completed at the Zuffenhausen-based Porsche works as a 1973 model-year 911E Targa, the new Porsche was equipped with the same engine as fitted in the car today, while the exterior was finished in a Gold Metallic color over a black leatherette interior. The car was equipped for the US market, and the long list of optional extras included front and rear stabilizer bars, wheel well moldings, Comfort Equipment Package, fog lights, tinted glass and Dunlop tires. Mr. Darabont purchased the 911E 2.4 Targa in 2015 from the Porsche experts at CPR Classic Sales in Fallbrook, CA. A comprehensive mechanical service, maintenance and refurbishment job was done at this point, of which receipts can be found in the history file. The Porsche has since been kept in his climate-controlled collection of exquisite European sports cars, while being treated to service and maintenance as needed. With the exterior completed in the period-correct Signal Orange color, the car looks very appropriate for the era. The cabin was recently refurbished with a new light-brown leather interior, with pepita black and brown on white coolth inserts – a livery that suits the car extremely well. The wheel well moldings are still in situ, and European-style H4 headlights have been fitted out front. The Porsche is accompanying by an owner’s manual, a tool kit, and invoices from the work performed by CPR as well as the Porsche-issued Certificate of Authenticity. This well sorted, beautifully finished 1973 911E 2.4 Targa offers an opportunity to acquire a fine example of the highly desirable long-hood, air-cooled MFI 911, which is ready to be enjoyed on tours such as the Copperstate 100 or Ramshorn Rally.
- 104 1967 Osi 20M TS Coupe EX54GE01574 $70,000.00 $90,000.00 N/R The example on offer is an early car, produced with a 6-volt electrical system and 2-liter V6, rather than the later cars’ 12 volts and 2.3 liters. It was brought back to the United States by a service member serving overseas. It was then sold to a collector in Stayton, Oregon, from whom it was acquired by the current owner. The car had been disassembled to a bare shell, and stored in a dry barn for 26 years. It still possessed the majority of its components, including its numbers-matching engine and four-speed manual transmission. Remarkably straight and rust-free, it provided the perfect basis for a nut-and-bolt restoration, which was carried out between January 2018 and April 2019. The seller believes the 5,100 kilometers, less than 3,200 miles, showing on the odometer to be accurate. With so few still in existence, this beautifully restored example is highly collectible. It would almost certainly be the only one of its kind on any concours lawn, or in any motoring event.
- 105 1962 Volkswagen Dual Cab Transporter 908212 $70,000.00 $90,000.00 N/R This 1962 Volkswagen Dual Cab Transporter is being offered after benefitting from a thorough 3 year restoration. When purchased by the current owner in 2012, it was decided that this rare bus deserved a comprehensive restoration, contracting CF Automotive in Costa Mesa, Ca. for the task. Bringing the body of this dual cab transporter down to bare metal, the original cab received all of the necessary repairs before being painted Sealing Wax Red. During restoration, the original engine block was found to be cracked, so a new block, stamped 2031CF, was sourced and built up to 1800 cc specification. This engine still retains some of the original engine’s components, while the transmission that came in the bus was worthy of a simply rebuild to be recommissioned. Looking toward the interior, Sew Fine Upholstery in Albuquerque, NM was trusted to trim this bus. Finished in white vinyl, the original seat frames and hardware were reskinned and the interior now presents beautifully in contrast to the body color. Other original components to this bus include the Bumpers and dash, while the safari windows, roof rack, and chrome trim came from an EOM resource out of the UK, keeping this bus true to how it could have been modified in period. With fewer than 500 miles put on the car since restoration, this rarely seen Dual Cab Transporter is guaranteed to be provide years of unique motoring to its new owner.
- 106 1973 Volkswagen Type 181 Thing 1832839860 $35,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R Offered here is what must be considered one of the most accurately restored Volkswagen Type 181 Thing’s in existence. Constructed at the Mexico-based Volkswagen plant in 1973, this lovely example of the iconic model was treated to the works carried out by the marque experts at The Thing Shop in Chandler Arizona in recent years. The Thing was carefully disassembled, media blasted, and refinished inside and out in the original color of Pumpkin Orange. The undercarriage was finished in gloss black epoxy paint, as were all the suspension components. The running gear has been refurbished, including the 1.6-Liter Dual Port engine, gearbox, axles, bearings, shocks, fuel system and so forth. Many rare “Thing” parts are fitted, including the correct single oil bath air filter, gas fired heater, tool kit, jack, instruments, gear shift lever lock, driver’s door locking “cubby box” and weather equipment. A comprehensive restoration file accompanies the sale of the car, documenting the comprehensive restoration in detail. This charming Type 181 Thing would be a fun and entertaining ride on Sundays near the beach house or around the ranch, and a better restored example will be hard to find.
- 107 2009 Ferrari F430M Scuderia 16M 167276 $270,000.00 $320,000.00 The Scuderia Spider 16M presented here left the Maranello production line finished in Corsa Red over a Nero interior with a Black/Grey racing stripe befitting of a car with track use in mind. This U.S. specification car was originally delivered new to Dublin, Ohio. The vehicle was optioned with red brake calipers, gauges in red, handy fire extinguisher, Bluetooth radio/nav system, and all stitchings in color. The vehicle was delivered new to the Wide World of Cars in Spring Valley, New York, but for the past half-decade, the Ferrari has remained under the care of a Greenwich, CT, based collector. As shown in the invoices on file, the car has since been maintained by Miller Motorcars, and today, shows roughly 8,000 miles on the odometer. Please note, that while the Carfax includes a damage report, this in connection to a scratched rear bumper being repainted. The Scuderia Spider 16M represented the rawest driving experience offered by Ferrari at the time of release. It accomplished this by incorporating many of the technologies that help the famed Italian firm to countless Formula 1 victories in the 2000s. Additionally, the lack of roof provided an unobstructed sensory experience. Just 499 of these supercars were sold worldwide, making them endlessly desirable to Tifosi and collectors alike. Short of buying a full stop race car, the Scuderia is sure to provide just as many thrills, all while wearing a license plate.
- 108 1986 Ferrari 328GTS 64385 $90,000.00 $110,000.00 N/R This 1986 Ferrari 328 GTS was sold new through Shelton Ferrari in Florida. In 1987 this example was sold on to its second owner where it would remain under same ownership until 2015 when the current owner purchased the car. The car comes along with NY/PA registrations documented from 1987 until 2015. Also accompanying this sale is the 328’s manuals, tool kit, spare tire, a clean CARFAX, and a document showing a recall that was performed on the car. With low mileage and a rare and stunning color combination, this 328 GTS will afford the next owner great driving pleasure thanks to its well cared for mechanical systems and the unmistakable bellow of a Ferrari V8.
- 109 1948 Packard Series 22 Station Sedan 22932008 $50,000.00 $70,000.00 N/R Offered here is a fine example of the Packard Series 22 Station Sedan. A restoration has been performed in the past, attending to both cosmetic and mechanical aspects of the Packard, and ensures its stunning presentation today. With the metal part of the bodywork finished in a lovely sea foam green metallic color, neatly accented by the door and window wood trim, the Packard looks just right. Chrome and bright work is in beautiful condition, and period-correct whitewall tires are fitted. From its Cormorant hood ornament to the huge hatch for the rear deck, this is one impressive piece of machinery. A solid straight eight engine moves the Packard, with an overdrive transmission ensuring relaxed cruising. The styling very much lends itself to the Art Deco movement, with fender skirts at the back and full-size wheel covers. Offered from a prominent Southern California based collection of exceptional American Classics, this spectacular Packard Series 22 Station Sedan offers room for the whole family and will surely make a fine addition to any collection. This is an excellent opportunity to obtain a seldom-seen Woody made by the prestigious Packard firm.
- 110 1958 AC Ace Bristol BEX436 $350,000.00 $450,000.00 This desirable AC Ace-Bristol Roadster left the factory equipped with a left-hand drive steering arrangement, just as it appears today. Reportedly, the car was destined for the Canadian market, and sold new to a Mr. Gold. After Mr. Gold passed away, his widow would sell BEX436 on, and it eventually ended up in the hands of legendary collector car dealer and racing driver, Mr. Kirk F. White. In 1988, the matching numbers and well-kept AC Ace-Bristol was sold to renowned collector Mr. John Moir, with whom the desirable Roadster would remain until acquired by the consignor – a Philadelphia-based collector of exceptional collectors’ motorcars of all eras – in 2014. Today, this desirable factory left-hand-drive AC Ace-Bristol is sporting the lovely Dark Blue paint and black leather interior it wears so well. It is fitted with correct and appropriate wire wheels shod on classic Michelin tires. Instruments and gauges appear original and untouched, and the classic 3-spoke banjo-type wood rimmed steering wheel gives one great grip in tight corners. BEX436 is a factory delivered, left-hand-drive example, which retains its original chassis and engine tags, along with all other factory stampings. It is indeed a well-cared for example, which has never seen abuse or neglect, and remains matching-numbers with the original aluminum bodywork intact. The car is offered with tools, side curtains and soft top. A traditional English sports car in every sense of the word, this AC Ace-Bristol Roadster satisfies every need of a true motoring enthusiast: a smooth inline-6, swooping aluminum bodylines, and wind in your face. A fine and genuine example such as this will continue to be an object of desire for many decades to come. via RM Hershey ’14 sold $341k.
- 111 1955 Swallow Doretti Sports 11101110 $100,000.00 $125,000.00 N/R This 1955 Swallow Doretti is chassis number 1110, a lovely car with a well-maintained older restoration in beautiful colors. According to letters in the history file, this car was purchased by a young man from Boise, Idaho in about 1974. Sadly, he was killed in action in Vietnam soon after, and the car sat for some time before being sold to a family friend. The new owner got it back up and running and drove it on a regular basis. It would be put back into storage by the next owner, who held the car for many years, though it is believed he never drove it. In the mid-1980s it was acquired by Bob Carpenter of Caldwell, Idaho who began the process of restoring the car from the ground up. Letters, information, and correspondence in the file show that Mr. Carpenter was a passionate Doretti enthusiast. Letters between him and Dorothy Deen are included, where she offered insight on the car’s history and color suggestions for the restoration. The Swallow Doretti presents very well today and is a lovely and charming car with a mild patina from age and careful use. The pretty light green paintwork is contrasted with red cockpit rails and top. Paint quality is overall quite good, with some texture visible in places, but overall remaining glossy and attractive. Bumpers and chrome trim pieces also present very well, and the grille shows a bit of care-worn patina in the plating. The chrome wheels are beautyful, wrapped in appropriately-sized black wall radials. Red and black upholstery provides a pleasing contrast to the paint. The seats, dash, and carpet are trimmed in black with red piping to complement the red door panels, cockpit rails, and red pinpoint vinyl top. In spite of the years since restoration, the interior remains tidy and attractive. One advantage the Doretti had over its competitors was the roomy and comfortable cabin, a definite step up from the utilitarian Triumph TR2 which it shared many of its components. On this example, power comes from a slightly later specification TR3A engine from 1957. The engine is well-detailed and fitted with S.U. carburetors and a rare Doretti-branded alloy rocker cover. The additional power from the later-spec engine is welcome, as is the four-speed gearbox with overdrive. The Swallow Doretti is a delight to drive, feeling brisk and lively on the road and the restoration has been lovingly maintained through the years by a passionate enthusiast. Triumph-sourced components allow for ease of service, while the refined handling and unique style make it an ideal candidate for historic driving events, including the prestigious Colorado Grand and the Mille Miglia. This Doretti is an appealing and enjoyable example of this fascinating yet short-lived English marque.
- 112 1963 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 GS Coupe 124097 $600,000.00 $750,000.00 Boasting superb documentation and a well-known ownership history, 356 Carrera 2 Coupe chassis no. 124097 was completed at the Porsche works during the early months of 1963, and delivered new through Autohaus-Gramling, Karlsruhe, Germany in April that same year. The Carrera had migrated to the Unites States by the 1980s, where it was owned by a Mr. Tom Vernen of Knox, Pennsylvania, and later travelled West to Paradise Valley, Arizona, where a Mr. Robert Murch owned the car. Most recently, the spectacular Porsche 356 Carrera 2 Coupe has formed part of a prominent, Los Angeles-based collection of exquisite European sports cars. This outstanding Carrera 2 is documented with a copy of the Kardex and the Porsche-issued Certificate of Authenticity, which indicate that the car is presented with overwhelming authenticity, featuring the original color scheme of Signal Red paint over an interior of tan leather. Also optioned with a Blaupunkt radio with antenna and two speakers, three-point safety belts, and chrome wheels fitted with Dunlop tires. The Carrera was cosmetically restored in 2009 by Liberty Motorsports in Costa Mesa, California. Additionally, the powerful Type 587 4-cam Carrera engine was refreshed by Richardson Restorations and has since accrued less than 5,000 miles. Notably, the engine, chassis, and body panel stampings correspond to Porsche factory documents. The cosmetic finishes are no less impressive, with correct VDO gauges, an elegant wood-rimmed steering wheel, and tan leather upholstery complementing the arresting Signal Red exterior that features the proper Carrera script and unique rear bumper apron with exhaust valances. This well-documented and maintained Carrera 2 is a highly desirable example of one of Porsche’s most important vintage road machines. The Porsche is accompanied by an authentic tool kit and jack, in addition to the aforementioned Kardex copy and COA. It is a wonderfully detailed and highly desirable example of a venerable Stuttgart classic that warrants consideration by any serious Porsche connoisseur.
- 113 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Speedster WP0EB0913KS173014 $160,000.00 $210,000.00 N/R This very Speedster is indeed a celebrity in the Porsche world, having been pictured on the cover of Road & Track Magazine shortly after it was completed the Zuffenhausen-based Porsche works in April of 1989. Finished as it appears today, the Speedster left the factory in the striking Linen Grey Metallic color over a Cashmere Beige and partial black leather interior; a stunningly beautiful livery for the model, and authentically in tune with the era it was built. This special 911 was equipped with the California State emissions system and destined for the North American market. The long list of optional equipment fitted included a Blaupunkt Charleston radio, LSD G50 5-speed transaxle, shorter gear lever, rear luggage compartment, comfort seats, alarm system, air conditioning, velour carpeting in luggage compartment and Bridgestone tires. Indeed a long list of options for this Speedster which was intended for promotional use. The car’s original warranty book was stamped on April 19, 1989, by the Porsche factory, and a Tourist Pas was issued for first owner, Mr. Raymond Benford of Santa Ana, who would travel to Zuffenhausen and pick the Porsche up. Stuttgart tourist-delivery license plates were issued, which still remains with the car today. The Speedster would be exported to California months later, where it then would feature on the cover and in a lengthy article of the January 1990 issue of Road & Track magazine. According to the CARFAX report on file, the Porsche appears to have remained in California ever since. The Porsche has been kept in extremely good care and remains highly original throughout, with just 27,577 miles on the odometer at the time of cataloging. The Speedster has been continually stored inside, which has kept the car in spectacular original condition. This superb 911 Carrera Speedster is complete with its original owner’s and warranty manuals in pouch, space saver spare tire with inflator kit, the Road & Track article, the tourist-delivery Stuttgart license plates and its Porsche-issued factory Certificate of Authenticity detailing its original specification. From the very end of what is considered the original 911 design and benefiting from all the significant production upgrades such as the G50 5-speed transaxle, this top-of-the-line Speedster is rapidly becoming as collectible as its namesake 1950s progenitor. Finding one in original and unharmed condition, with such exciting early history as this very car, is a rare opportunity not to be missed.
- 115 1958 Bentley S-Type Continental Flying Spur Sports Saloon BC22LEL $150,000.00 $200,000.00 One of those drawn to the Flying Spur was actor and producer Richard Anderson. As a young man, he had seen Gary Cooper driving a Bentley and thought to himself, “One day, …” Anderson was known in Hollywood for a career that spanned decades in film and television – and for his style, elegance and graciousness to everyone he met. After serving in the Army during World War II, Anderson started his acting career as contract player at MGM, the beginning of a long and wide-ranging career. He was in 84 films including science-fiction classic Forbidden Planet (Fred M. Wilcox, director), Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick, director), The Long, Hot Summer (Martin Ritt, director), Escape from Fort Bravo (John Sturges, director), Give a Girl a Break (Stanley Donen, director), Seven Days in May (John Frankenheimer, director) and Compulsion (Richard Fleischer, director), among many others. He performed alongside Hollywood legends such as Bette Davis, Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Kirk Douglas, Jack Lemmon, Debbie Reynolds, Paul Newman, Orson Welles, Natalie Wood, Ava Gardner, Gene Hackman and even Ice Cube. Anderson also appeared in 104 different television series, including Gunsmoke, Hawaii Five-O, Dynasty, Dan August, Perry Mason, The Fugitive, Charlie’s Angels, The A-Team, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Bonanza, Ironside, Daniel Boone and Murder, She Wrote. In 1974 he was cast in the role of Oscar Goldman, Director of the Office of Scientific Intelligence, in the second episode of the television series The Six Million Dollar Man. He continued to play that role throughout the series’ run into 1978 as well as in the spinoff series The Bionic Woman from 1975-1978. Even after the television series ended Anderson, along with title actor Lee Majors and Bionic Women Lindsay Wagner and Sandra Bullock, appeared in three made for television movies through 1994 Anderson’s Oscar Goldman in tweed and slacks was a steadying sartorial and emotional counterpoint to the leisure suits and bell bottoms of the bionically-enhanced title characters, Colonel Steve Austin and Jaime Summers. It was the success of The Six Million Dollar Man that gave Richard Anderson the opportunity to realize his dream of owning a Bentley S-Type Continental Flying Spur. “My father searched for years for a Continental Flying Spur,” his daughter Brooke recalls. “He loved the lines of the car and its comfort, power and speed. He also believed his classic cars should be driven, not just stored in garages, and because of that, this car carries rich Hollywood history. “He drove it to the studio to work, to red carpet movie events, to visit his long-time friend and neighbor, Cary Grant, and for Sunday lunches at Fred Hayman’s house in Malibu. This car will be recognized immediately with fond memories at the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Bel Air Hotel and at the Biltmore Hotel in Montecito, where it was always given premier parking spots at the front entrance.” Finished in Black, with matching black leather upholstery and interior trim, it has an automatic transmission, air conditioning and fog lights as well as the S-Type’s standard power brakes. Consistently maintained throughout its life, it has a marvelous patina and the lovely wood interior appointments that give Richard Anderson’s S-Type Continental Flying Spur the ambiance of a fine gentlemen’s club. Offered for the first time in decades from the estate of its long-term owner Richard Anderson, 1958 Bentley S-Type Continental Flying Spur is emblematic of Hollywood at a time when good taste, refinement and strong acting talents were important, where a Bentley S-Type Continental Flying Spur marked the accomplishments of an established, versatile, talented actor and producer.
- 116 1965 Iso Grifo A3 Competizione BO213 $1,000,000.00 $1,300,000.00 Like many cars made under the Bizzarrini mantle, chassis no. B0213 does not possess a clearly documented history. However, the car is believed to be first referenced in factory paperwork on December 15, 1964, and both the body appearance and the chassis numbering suggest that this A3/C is one of the first twenty riveted aluminum-bodied examples produced by Drogo. Also referenced in the paperwork, are records between Bizzarrini and Carrozzeria Sports Cars. B0213 was retailed in early 1965 to Auto Becker in Germany, and B0213 was featured as a test car in the April 1965 issue of Auto Motor und Sport Magazine, driven by legendary racing-driver Paul Frère. Ownership soon passed to Swiss scrap collector and privateer racer Pierre De Siebenthal, who by some accounts served as a Bizzarrini factory driver. De Siebenthal was known to have owned and raced various Bizzarrini-made cars during this period, and though there is no documentation proving that this car was ever used in such a way, it may very well have been driven in some of the owner’s campaigns. In any event, it is quite clear that he retained possession of B0213 for many years. In 1993, after decades of ownership, the A3/C was sold by De Siebenthal to former Livorno principal Salvatore Diomante, who would show the car pre-restoration at the Auto Moto Retro show in Torino, before he eventually rebuilt the motor to his latest specifications and refinished the rare Drogo body. Upgrades included the addition of four Weber carburetors mounted on a Diomante manifold, which was a development of the Campagnolo manifolds that were originally equipped in period. After completing restoration in 2013, the A3/C was purchased by the consignor, who then showed the freshly restored car at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Upon close inspection, it is evident that Diomante has exercised characteristic skill in his restoration, leaving the car in a stunning state of condition, and equally prepared for further vintage racing use. Now equipped with drilled competition pedals, the Diomante intake manifold, and Schroth 4-point racing harnesses, this muscular A3/C is ideally prepared for hot laps. Offered with the sale of B0213 are many historical documents, including an original copy of the April 1965 issue of Auto Motor und Sport, various receipts and paperwork from the 1993 sale from de Siebenthal, as well as a signed testimonial of authenticity from Salvatore Diomante. B0213 is an arresting vision of sports car engineering in its purest form, delivering both race-worthy performance and a visceral appearance. This piece of automotive history would make a crowning addition to any sports car collection. via Bonhams Scottsdale ’16 Not sold $1.3 mil.
- 117 1981 BMW M1 WBS59910004301322 $450,000.00 $550,000.00 Ultimately delivered new to A.E. Shepard of Vancouver British Columbia, the Italo-Tuetonic motor was brought into Her Majesty’s commonwealth after being federalized by ACI of Harbor City, California. A careful owner, the BMW was brought in for routine servicing at correct intervals and furthermore received fixes as necessary during this initial period. In early 1988, the car would find its second owner in Thunder Bay, Ontario with now roughly 70,000 miles on the odometer. This term resulted in only a few thousand more miles and some minor mechanical work before the third owner came about. This gentleman from Toronto was responsible for commissioning the extensive restoration of the body and mechanicals over the course of 1990 and 1991. Documented by receipts and invoices, thousands of dollars spent resulted in an entirely refreshed car, ready for thousands of more miles. The BMW would not reach new hands again until 2008, when it was purchased by the consigner, an Edmonton based BMW aficionado. Again, the continued, diligent mechanical care of the car continues to this day with further work having been completed since then in order to keep the car in top shape. Most recently, the car was fitted with new tires and coolant pipes, while the exterior received some scratch repair on the deck and louvres. Furthermore, the airdam was repainted black. Today, the fruits of the fastidious care are readily apparent. Its original color scheme of a stygian blue over a black partial leather interior shows remarkably little wear even after thousands of miles of motoring. A few scuffs and nicks can be found, yet only to provide the vehicle with further character. Much is the same when looking at the interior, with similar signs of use present within the creases found on the seats. Indeed, the patina provides a welcoming feel to the cockpit. Further sweetening the deal is a complete collection of the vehicle’s service history and mechanical repairs. We invite those interested in the car to browse through these documents as they show the level of care placed on the car to ensure its continued roadworthiness. Additionally, the M1 is accompanied by its service manual, microfiche, original tool kit, spare wheel, jack, and safety kit. Lastly, a certification from BMW Germany will also be on file. To date, the M1 endures as the Bavarian Motor Werks sole true effort at producing a supercar. Its sonorous individual throttle bodied inline 6 is heralded as one of the company’s finest achievements- all within the confines of a wonderfully period wedge shape. A storied motorsport history and further rarity combine to make the M1 one of -if not- the most desirable BMW on the planet. An example as well cared for and ready to use as this one on offer, will make for a wonderful addition to any serious collection of automobiles.
- 118 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Series 2FAGP9CW0HH200047 $1,250,000.00 $1,900,000.00 The limited-production ’66 Heritage Edition was announced in June 2016 to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the overall win at Le Mans by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon at the wheel of a GT40 Mark II, part of Ford’s historic 1-2-3 sweep. The Heritage Edition wears the same livery, black with silver stripes, as the winning GT40, and was limited to the 2017 model year only. Ford did not disclose how many Heritage ’66 cars would be produced, revealing only that the run would be “extremely limited.” Ford GT #H047 was ordered on November 29, 2017, and delivered to Santa Margarita Ford in Orange County, California. As a ’66 Heritage Series GT, its specification included ebony leather seats with pillowed inserts, a Shadow Black exterior with silver stripes, the Exterior Carbon Fiber Package, Frozen White #2 hood and door graphics, and 20-inch one-piece forged aluminum wheels in gold satin clearcoat with black lug nuts. As with the 1966 Le Mans car, the steering wheel is wrapped in leather, and seat belts and pull straps feature a unique blue webbing. The buyer opted to have the GT built with a matte finish, rather than gloss, and ordered a tailored gray indoor car cover. The car is fitted with ZR-rated Michelin Pilot Cup Sport 2 tires. With less than 120 miles on the odometer, this one-owner GT is virtually in as-delivered condition. Again, as in 1966, the GT demonstrates what one of the world’s leading automakers can accomplish when it harnesses its considerable technical resources, talent and determination in pursuit of a goal. As a limited-production example of an already rare supercar, this GT offers exclusivity to match its considerable performance. “All supercars are special, but in an increasingly crowded room, the Ford GT still stands out,” write Scott Evans in Motor Trend. We’ll leave the last word on the GT to Eric Tingwall, who wrote these words in Car and Driver magazine: “The Ford GT is a beast of brute force and a clockwork of rare nuance.”
- 119 1930 Stutz SV-16 Weymann Monte Carlo Saloon M8-54-CS27S $450,000.00 $550,000.00 One of only three 1930 SV-16 chassis extant with the Monte Carlo bodywork, this example was formerly part of the famous Stutz hoard of the reclusive A.K. Miller, legendary for the automobiles that were secreted for decades within his Vermont barns. Miller was passionate about Stutzes and began gathering them in the factory era. Much of the automobile collection remained intact until his passing in 1993 and was sold at a landmark estate auction in 1996. Very few Stutzes were sold by Mr. Miller during his lifetime, but this was one of them, acquired in 1974 by Sherwood Kahlenberg. The Stutz was purchased in 2000 by the late, beloved Stutz enthusiast and Classic Car Club of America member, Andy Simo of Illinois, for whom it was meticulously and correctly restored to its original condition by RM Auto Restoration of Blenheim, Ontario. The painstaking work included fabric bodywork expertly paneled and an interior beautifully upholstered by the noted Ken Nemanic. Afterward the Stutz was shown and awarded Best in Class at the 2002 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the Warshawsky Award as the highest-point car at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Classic Car Club of America, and Most Elegant Closed Car at Amelia Island in 2005. It was deservedly one of the best-known Stutzes on the American concours circuit. The car remained one of the centerpieces of Mr. Simo’s collection until 2013, then joined the respected collection of Joseph and Margie Cassini, in whose ownership it was Best of Show at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Celebration of Automobiles that same year, followed by another Best in Class at Pebble Beach in 2015, thirteen years after restoration! The awards won by this Stutz are remarkable for a closed car, testament to the beauty of its design and the quality of the restoration. Yet with a comfortable interior and a roof over one’s head, it is tempting to take this Stutz on the road; with its patented Weymann body fittings it would be a most distinctive and “squeakproof” selection for CCCA CARavans. Still well-preserved and worthy of show appearances, this superb automobile is in the first rank of Classic Stutzes – an iconic and beautiful design, exquisitely finished and beloved by collectors. via RM Amelia ’13 sold $550k & ’16 sold $550k.
- 120 2001 BMW Z8 WBAEJ13401AH60917 $170,000.00 $210,000.00 This splendid example of BMW’s limited-production retro-inspired Roadster was completed at the Munich based Bayerische Motoren Werke in May of 2001. Built for the US market, the new BMW was finished in the rare and desirable Topaz Blue Metallic and trimmed in Black. According to BMW records on file, the car is one of just 135 Z8’s finished in such a livery. The new Z8 came to Newark, NJ later in May of 2001, and was sold to its first owner shortly thereafter. The car is believed to have remained in the North East until 2013, when it was sold from Cleveland, Ohio based luxury car dealer, Marshall Goldman, with just over 2,000 miles on the odometer. The consignor – a Southern California based enthusiast with a taste for fine European sports cars – purchased the Z8 in 2013, with less than 2,100 miles on the odometer, and has since maintained the car at authorized BMW service centers. Most recently, in 2018, a large service was performed, with installment of new tires. With fewer than 5,400 original miles, this well cared for example is in wonderful, original condition throughout. The smart aluminum bodywork presents beautifully, and the 507-inspired interior is in similarly excellent condition, with its luxurious hides showing minimal wear. This is a wonderful and well-sorted example of one of the 2,543 units produced for the US market, and one of just 135 in Topaz Blue over Black. The BMW comes complete with factory hard top and many factory accessories. In the desirable 6-Speed manual configuration, with the potent 32-Valve V8 engine out front, this Z8 would be an easy-to-use Sunday morning driver. This Z8 is a highly collectible BMW, with outstanding performance and gorgeous aesthetics.
- 121 1997 Porsche 911/993 Carrera 2 Cabriolet WPOCA2999VS341593 $75,000.00 $100,000.00 N/R This example fine example of the penultimate year of air-cooled 911 production is finished in special paint to sample exterior color ‘Ocean Blue Metallic’ with an Ash Grey leather interior. Premium options include eight-way power seats, stainless steel door sill-plates, power roof, and seventeen-inch Porsche OEM ‘CUP-Design’ wheels with crested wheel centers. Presented with fewer than 19,500 reported original miles from new, this Porsche 993 C2 Cabriolet is accompanied by service history with service books stamped and a file of invoices. Original owner’s manuals, original pouch, complete tool roll, jack, and original air-compressor are also included. A rare low mileage example of a stunning classic, this penultimate-year 993 Cabriolet is well worth extra consideration.
- 122 1955 Sunbeam-Talbot Alpine Mark III Roadster A3501351/ODLRX $90,000.00 $110,000.00 N/R This elegant and rarely seen Sunbeam-Talbot Alpine Mk III Roadster is the 255th example of just 300 produced. As a Mk III it features the special wheel trim, more elegant dash layout, and about 15% more horsepower. The car is believed to have resided in the mild Californian climate for many decades and was retained by the previous owner for approximately 40 years. The current owner – a Southern California-based connoisseur of fine British motorcars – has treated the Alpine to a comprehensive rotisserie restoration completed in 2018, retaining Auto Projects Restoration shop, supervised by Lowell Peterson. The mechanicals were handled by British Motor Service, while SoCal Upholstery trimmed the interior in fine, imported Italian leather and luxurious wool carpets, with matching canvas top and weather equipment. The stunning Alpine has since toured the Southern California show circuit, and scored top honors in many places, including Best of Show at the Newport Beach Peninsula Concours and Tustin Quail Car Show, and class wins at the Huntington Beach Concours, Laguna Beach and Enderle Car Show. Accompanying the sale is a car cover, workshop manual, and a sterling silver engraved pendant detailed to the car. Suitable for show or simply as a weekend touring car, this Alpine is a rare British jewel certain to turn heads wherever it appears, with its stunning chestnut-colored leather interior, and elegant red exterior on the Thrupp & Maberly built Roadster coachwork.
- 123 1947 Studebaker Gardner Special G222901 $350,000.00 $450,000.00 Prior to joining Studebaker in 1943, Mr. Gardner had worked with Gordon Buehrig at Auburn, where he was part of the team that designed the groundbreaking Cord 810. After four years with Studebaker, where he was known for his vision and integrating engineering and manufacturing considerations into his design, he decided to create the Gardner Special. To achieve the low slung, exaggerated design he was after, the windscreen, doors, and entire cockpit were moved back about 18 inches, effectively lengthening the hood. The hood and cowl were lowered, the rear deck was new, and the exhaust was routed through the middle of bespoke taillights. This roadster is also one of the earliest occurrences of a ‘bubble top’ roof that’s entirely transparent. While chopping and channeling became increasingly popular in the early 1950s, in 1947 this level of customization was remarkable. The result of all this effort was a very modern rakish roadster that was still identifiable as a Studebaker, but altogether original. This car is featured in Dan Post’s 1951 ‘Blue Book of Custom Restyling’. The Gardner Special was not simply a non-driving design study and Gardner, with navigation assistance from his wife Louise, entered the inaugural Press-on-Regardless rally in 1949. Mr. and Mrs. Gardner won the grueling 24-hour time-speed-distance rally, with a score of 903 of a possible 1000. That same year, Gardner brought the car to the inaugural National Roadster Show in Oakland, California, where it was awarded “Most Magnificent Custom Roadster”. In 2012, after a meticulous complete restoration to its 1949 specifications, the Gardner Special made its public debut at the 2012 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, followed by the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance that summer. At Pebble Beach, the Gardner Special won second-in-class, bested only by the Norman Timbs Special in the American Sport Customs category. Today, this historically significant custom roadster is beautifully presented throughout, cosseted since its award-winning entry at Pebble Beach. This Studebaker offers a unique opportunity to acquire a car that has won awards for its custom coachbuilding, restoration, and for rally racing.
- 124 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe 198.040.5500668 $1,350,000.00 $1,550,000.00 Completed August 24th and shipped on August 26th of 1955 to Mercedes-Benz Distributors of Manhattan, New York, 300SL Gullwing chassis number 5500668 was a special-order vehicle born in DB 50 White with 1079 Red Leather. Hubert Martin Cook of Dallas, Texas bought this Gullwing new in 1955. Cook would go on to own and maintain the Mercedes until 2012, a 57-year ownership tenure characterized by an exceptional level of care and meticulous record keeping. Mr. Cook, Regional Director of The Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) and one of the very early members of the Gull Wing Group, was the very definition of a “300SL enthusiast”. At the 3rd annual convention of the Gull Wing Group, which coincided with the 10th anniversary of the founding of the organization by Ernie Spitzer in 1961, 24 Gullwings and 5 Roadsters were lined up with the San Francisco Bay as the backdrop. One of them was Hubert Cook’s prized Gullwing, chassis 5500668 offered here. Mr. Cook drove his Mercedes all the way from Dallas, Texas, the longest distance of any of the 29 300SL owners at the convention, a telling gesture of commitment indicative of his love for the iconic Gullwing. At the conclusion of the convention, Mr. Cook was able to take two Gullwings home, the one he drove 1,700 miles from Texas to reach California, and the 1/12 scale Renwal model kit he won while there. The Gullwing model remains with the car to this day, unopened as a memento. Hubert Cook would own Gullwing 5500668 until his passing in 2007. At that time, his son, William Robb Cook, was entrusted with taking the car into the future carrying on the Cook Gullwing legacy. The 300SL was a prized possession of the Cook family for nearly 57 years (52 years with Hubert and 5 years with his son William), residing for the entire time in Dallas, Texas. The second owner of 5500668, (a private Texas based collector), purchased the Gullwing from William Cook in December 2012 with 66,000 original miles. At the time of purchase, the car was dressed in DB 190 Graphite Grey over Red Leather upholstery, an appearance the car had maintained since the 1970’s when Hubert Cook had done an earlier cosmetic restoration of the car. Wanting the very best and most authentic of 300SL experiences, the car was treated to a three-year comprehensive “body-off” restoration handled by Mercedes-Benz expert Bjorn Nordemo of Sports Leicht Restorations in West End, North Carolina. Between 2013 and 2016, the car was brought back to its original colors of DB 50 White with 1079 Red Leather Interior as per the Mercedes-Benz factory build documents. The fully documented (over 1000 photos plus over 43 pages of detailed work receipts) and meticulously implemented restoration work completed by Nordemo and Sports Leicht Restorations is part of a stunning 300SL package combining exceptional long term original ownership history, thorough record keeping and a finished car fit for the show field or the open road…a fitting tribute to the legacy Mercedes-Benz and Hubert Cook began in the 1950’s. Since completion of the restoration in 2016, the Gullwing has been driven to the tune of less than 300 hundred miles. The one and only time it was shown publicly, at the 2016 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance, it won the Mercedes-Benz Club of America (MBCA) Award of Excellence. As a testament to a lifetime of true enthusiast care, the chassis, engine, body, transmission and axle numbers all match the factory build sheet. All other parts of the Gullwing, including the belly pans and concave grill, have been fully restored to complete a 300SL of excellent quality. This exquisitely restored, concours quality 300SL Gullwing is a true example of exceptionalism within the iconic 300SL line of Mercedes-Benz. Rarely does one get the opportunity to own a car that has been treated to such devoted long-term ownership from new as this Mercedes has been the beneficiary of. The car today is in superb restored show quality condition and needs nothing more than to be enjoyed and well kept.
- 125 1965 De Tomaso P70 Barchetta P70-001 $2,000,000.00 $3,000,000.00 The Vallelunga’s ingenious backbone chassis was the same basic principle as the P70, with the V8 playing an integral structural role, with suspension elements anchored directly to the engine and gearbox. De Tomaso was also to provide a 6786cc 526 horsepower engine based on a small block 289 Ford. Though Ford made a 7-liter engine, the racecar could ill-afford the added heft of the cast iron Big Block and Ford was unwilling to produce this engine in an aluminum alloy. Unfortunately, this extensively modified small block never came to fruition and is one of the deciding factors in the project coming to an unceremonious end. After Shelby and de Tomaso parted ways, de Tomaso finished the car and showed it at the 1965 Turin Auto show as the Ghia de Tomaso. The car predictably stole the show and garnered attention for his new roadcar, the Mangusta, meaning mongoose in Italian. It is no coincidence that the mongoose is one of the few natural threats to cobras in the natural world, signaling de Tomaso’s desire to best Shelby. After its time as a show car for de Tomaso, the P70 concept was shelved at the de Tomaso factory in Modena, fading into obscurity until 2004. Philippe Olczyk was researching de Tomaso and spotted the body panels of P70, which Peter Brock confirmed. The body and all the components were then purchased and assembled into the very complete – if rough – P70 that was displayed at the 2005 Quail Motorsports Gathering. The P70 was shown again at The Quail in 2013 in the same condition, where it won Octane Magazine’s Best of Show award, despite being entered as a display only car! After its unexpected award-winning appearance at its second Quail the P70 was meticulously restored in red with gold wheels, darkened windscreen, and its 289 Gurney-Westlake V8 with its unmistakable intake peeking through a simple mesh cover. This resurrected racecar made its third Quail appearance in 2015 and was awarded Best Postwar Racing Car. The following spring, it was displayed at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and participated in the Eight Flags Tour. As it is presented today, this historically significant racecar is in excellent condition and runs and drives as intended. It is a fortunate survivor of one of the most interesting collaborations of the Can-Am era and would be a focal point of any collection. With the recent launch of the De Tomaso P72, the offering of the original P70 here is quite the opportunity for the astute collector of unique, sports racing cars.
- 126 1940 Buick Model 51C Super Convertible Phaeton 13791814 $60,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R This 1940 Buick Model 51C Super Convertible Phaeton was purchased by the current owner in September 1983 from a gentleman in Muncie, Indiana and then driven without issue all the way home cross-country to Salt Lake City, Utah. Following some enjoyable touring, the vehicle was given a total body-off-frame restoration over a three-year timeframe spanning 1987-90, with the work performed by Danzie Antique Auto, located in Salt Lake City. Repainted in attractive Sequoia Cream, an original Buick color choice, the Super’s interior was also fully restored and trimmed in red leather upholstery and complemented by correct engine-turned accent panels for the glove box door and instrument surround, plus richly restored wood grain trim. Following completion, the Buick was awarded the Golden Award of Excellence by the Veteran motor Car Club of America (VMCCA) at its first and only show appearance. While only sparingly toured to maintain the integrity of its excellent older restoration, the Buick was nonetheless enjoyed on a long-range tour from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles and back, via Las Vegas, Reno, Lake Tahoe, San Simeon, Los Angeles and Long Beach. Carefully preserved within the current owner’s private collection, the Buick has just recently been fitted with a brand new canvas convertible top in preparation for its offering at auction. Accompanied by a dossier containing restoration invoices and receipts, this 1940 Buick Model 51C Convertible Phaeton is a very fine example of Buick’s design and engineering prowess of the immediate prewar era.
- 127 1958 Ferrari 250GT Ellena 0861GT $750,000.00 $950,000.00 Initiated on January 7th, 1958, this beautiful Ferrari Ellena coupe is the 40th of 50 cars bodied by Carrozzeria Ellena. Originally sold to Sig. Antonio Fiorani in Modena, shortly thereafter 0861 GT was imported to the United States by Luigi Chinetti Motors in 1959. In 1970, after several years spent in Evanston, Illinois, this black Ellena was purchased by a collector in Texas, who would own the car for 32 years. After over three decades in Texas, this Ferrari coupe changed hands and the new owner immediately focused on the mechanical fortitude of the car, commissioning a mechanical restoration by Andy Greene Sports and Vintage Race Cars in Savannah, Georgia. Upon completion, 0861GT was entered in the 2003 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, unfortunately it was never displayed because of the severe weather. Over the next several years, this 250GT was enjoyed competitively in vintage racing events, including at least 6 First in Class finishes at Lime Rock Park. This car was used as a true weekend racer, it would be driven to the track, win its class, then be driven home, a testament to its reliability. Further, this Ellena participated in the 2008 Colorado Grand, a 1,000-mile drive through the Rocky Mountains over the course of 5 days, where it performed admirably. Today, This car is very well presented throughout, cosmetically and mechanically. The Carrozzeria Ellena bodywork is straight and the lustrous black paint suits the sinuous body. via RM Scottsdale ’12 Not sold $400k & RM London ’12 sold $379k.
- 128 1953 Fiat 8V Ghia Supersonic 106*000043 $1,750,000.00 $1,950,000.00 The pedigree of every one of the 15 Ghia 8V Supersonic automobiles is unequivocal. However, this example comes with a celebrated history and provenance, rendering it ultimately rare. Conceived as the sports car for the elite, chassis #0043 was completed alongside its stablemate, #0039, by Ghia in 1953. Car #0039 was painted ivory, while #0043 was finished in white with red leather, a front grille with additional lights and no bumpers. The two Supersonics were shipped from Genoa, Italy, to the USA by ‘Dutch’ Darrin – founder of the coachbuilder Hibbard & Darrin and co-designer of the Kaiser Darrin marque. Darrin was impressed with Ghia’s production quality and believed that he could sell the two Supersonics in New York at a profit. The following year he exhibited his Kaiser Darrin Roadster Model KF 161 at the 1954 World Motor Sports Show in Madison Square Gardens in New York, where – according to legend – Paul Farago, a friend and fellow 8V owner, visited his stand accompanied by actress Lana Turner. Miss Turner was fascinated by the KF 161, but eventually disclosed she was actually there to enquire about the Supersonic, a marque she was determined to own after she had seen Farago’s Supersonic parked outside the enigmatic El Morocco nightclub in Manhattan. Miss Turner immediately purchased the ivory Supersonic #0039. Later at the Motor Show, another auspicious car enthusiast visited the Darrin stand – Briggs Swift Cunningham, the famous entrepreneur, car and yacht racer. Darrin proposed he buy the second Supersonic, chassis #0043 in ivory. Quite possibly swayed by Miss Turner’s recent acquisition, Cunningham struck a deal with Darrin, with the view to gifting the car to his wife, Lucie. Cunningham invited Darrin to drive the Supersonic to the 12-Hour Grand Prix at the Sebring on March 6, 1954. Darrin arrived in the 8V just in time for Friday practice, after a 1,330-mile road trip with less than 3,000 miles on the odometer. Cunningham test-drove the 8V and was delighted with its performance, as was evidenced by his proffering a check for $9,500. Equally delighted with the deal, Darrin stayed for the Sunday race (which was won by Stirling Moss and Bill Lloyd of the Cunningham Team in an Osca MT4 1450) before returning to Detroit. Following the Sebring event, Cunningham presented the Supersonic to his wife, who drove car #0043 throughout 1954 until her husband sold it to a dealer in Hartford, Connecticut. In 1959 the 8V was purchased by Dr. Webb of California, who registered it with the license plate TYF835. Three years later it was repainted in Metallic Medium Gray and in 1963 the Supersonic was acquired by Bruce Pierce, who had the original transmission and engine replaced with a Chevrolet V8 and drive train. The car was then purchased by Erik Nielsen of California who registered it under MGC425 and submitted it to another repaint, this time in Metallic Gold. Some 20 years later, in 1981, the Supersonic was purchased by Jarl de Boer, a gentleman collector in Walnut Creek, California, who decided that Regency Red was the preferable color option and thus commissioned a repaint and had the left door replaced. Registered under 206VOB, Mr. de Boer retained the car until 2001 when ownership was transferred to Paul Sable of Pennsylvania. In 2012, the 8V Supersonic was purchased by a celebrated rare car collector in Belgium – who recognized the prestige of this rare sports car and commissioned a superb nut and bolt restoration back to its original specification. The work involved thousands of hours of labor over two years by race-car specialist Lennart Schouwenberg and his team at Strada e Corsa of Haalem, Netherlands, who described the 8V as ‘a very good car with very little issues’. The car was fitted with its original engine and transmission and was dyno-tested and remains in excellent condition, dressed in its original livery of white over red with Borrani wire wheels, exactly as it first appeared at the World Motor Sports Show in Madison Square Gardens in 1954. Such was the excellence of the restoration and gravitas of the car’s heritage, this Supersonic was invited to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Carmel in 2017 and displayed at the Salon Retromobile in February, 2018, in Paris at the Portes de Versailles, where it was acquired by the consignor – a prominent UK based collector. This 1953 8V Supersonic is a spectacular example of a sports car with the streamline jet-age styling which defined the automotive sporting culture of the 1950s. It will be highly prized by the discerning collector with an eye for rarity, engineering and design, and an appreciation for celebrated provenance. In addition to providing the focal point of any prestigious collection, this 8V is absolutely perfect for top-notch motoring events, such as the Mille Miglia and the Targa Florio Classic.
- 129 1974 Ferrari 308GT4 10746 $40,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R This Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 is a US market example that is believed to have lived its entire life in California. The car is one of the few examples optioned with the desirable boxer trim. The car was acquired by the consignor, a Bay area resident, in the early 1990s where it has been part of a delightful European car collection. With fewer than 35,000 miles on the odometer, the car has been used sparingly to attend local gatherings and events. The Dino has always been diligently maintained since being acquired by the consignor. Over the years in its current stewardship, the car has received a bare metal respray, a new interior, and an engine out service five years ago where it received all new gaskets, seals, timing belt, and a new clutch. In June of 2019, the engine was again refreshed with a new timing belt and tensioners. Offered with service records, this 308 GT4 is an increasingly sought-after 1970s Ferrari.
- 130 1979 Ferrari 308GTB 27927 $100,000.00 $130,000.00 N/R Striking in the stealthy combination of black over a black interior, this dry sump 308 GTB is a sporting example of Ferrari’s popular V8 sports car. Originally delivered in Italy, as evidenced in this car’s history file, this European specification 308 retains its original dry sump V8 engine and correct single exhaust setup. Recently, this Ferrari went through a thorough mechanical restoration and cosmetic refresh. On top of the standard major servicing including belts and a new water pump, the engine has been overhauled with new pistons, new valves, and guides, and new seals and gaskets throughout the drivetrain, and a new clutch. The fuel system was summarily addressed as well, with cleaned fuel tanks, new lines, and rebuilt carburetors. The brakes have been rebuilt along with the suspension system, with new bearings, shocks, and bushings at all four corners. This extensive mechanical work is all documented in a restoration file that accompanies this car. Cosmetically, the black leather seats and carpeting were replaced to freshen up the interior and elevate the driving experience, on par with the mechanical attention this 308 received. The paintwork, while not original, is an older repaint that remains in excellent condition and the Leonardo Fioravanti designed body is arrow-straight, its vents and slats blending subtly into the black paintwork. After the completion of its refresh, this 308 was displayed at the Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance, where it won the 2017 Crescent Award, telling of its fine presentation. Overall, this 308 is mechanically and aesthetically sound and well-presented throughout. Along with the mechanical restoration file, this 308 is accompanied by its original books and tool kit.
- 131 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 CSX3104 $1,275,000.00 $1,475,000.00 The Shelby American Automobile Club World Registry documents that CSX 3104 as the 4th streetcar produced. It erroneously says it was delivered with the much less desirable 428 engine, which was never the case. It was not until chassis 3201 that 428 engines were installed. The car comes complete with confirmation from the Shelby Club Cobra Registry stating that “yes, in fact it was 100% delivered with a factory 427 engine. As well, the correction will be made in the next issue”. It was completed at the Shelby works with the original and genuine 427 cubic-inch V8 engine fitted, topped by dual four-barrel carburetors from new. The new 427 Cobra was Billed to Shelby American on May 13, 1965 and subsequently invoiced to Sexton Ford Sales Inc in Moline, Illinois. It was delivered from Shelby painted Guardsman Blue with a Black interior and is believed to be one of just about 45 examples delivered in that livery. The cars first owner was a Mr. Donald J. Hager of Illinois who retained the car for 6 years before handing the keys over to the next proprietor, a Mr. Dan Bennett also, from Illinois. By 1974 Bennett had enjoyed the car and elected to put the car up for sale – advertised just as when new – in Guardsman Blue with black interior. Doug McClellan was the next owner and he decided that after almost a decade of use, the car could use some freshening, and soon after began what would become a 4-year long restoration. After completion the car was sold and headed south to Florida in 1979. By the mid 1980’s the car appeared just a little further north in the state Georgia, before heading to Baton Rouge, LA, under the ownership of Fred Buzzell. He retained the car for several years until he sadly passed away, at which time his wife sold the car along with another 289 Cobra he owned, to a name now synonymous with Cobras, Tom Kirkham. At this time the Shelby Registry lists the car had suffered damage in the car’s nose. Today, upon close inspection of the front nose opening, there is evidence of only a 3″ piece of aluminum having been replaced. Tom began some further restoration work and actually got so far as advertising the car for sale before electing to keep it instead. He then used the car to help in designing his now famous replica Kirkham Cobras. CSX 3104 was later restored back to original specs by the craftsman at Legendary Motorcar Company, Ontario, Canada, who are known to be excellent at handling the special processes required in Shelby Cobra restoration. During this process it became clear that CSX 3104 was an excellent example, with a clean and straight chassis and a extremely original body – something that cannot be said for many 427 Cobras. Over the last few years the car has been in the care of an astute collector from Florida, who has shown the car and some prestigious concourses including the 2016 The Quail – A Motorsports Gathering, while driving it regularly. The car is reported to be a truly well sorted and great running and driving example. Included with the car is the soft top and bows, side curtains, spare rim with tire, grease gun and jack. While maintaining its concours appearance, a hidden electronic ignition, stainless steel exhaust, urethane bushings and extra installation has made this a very drivable concours appearing car. The car comes complete with Owner’s Manual, Invoice from AC Cars to Shelby American, Invoice from Shelby American to Sexton Ford, letters and correspondence between the Ford dealer and Shelby American, the Delivery Invoice to the original selling dealer, letter from the Shelby Club attesting to the fact it was delivered new from the factory with a 427 engine and vintage photographs. With only 160 factory-original, true 427 cars produced (as approximately 40% of the entire production was fitted with the less desirable 428 engines from the factory), the sale of CSX 3104 represent a rare opportunity indeed. This example is unquestionably one of the most authentic 427 Cobras in existence that is sure to meet and exceed even the most discerning Shelby collectors’ expectations
- 132 1932 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Jack Compton Dual Windshield Phaeton 148MS $120,000.00 $160,000.00 N/R At some point subsequent to delivery to Miss Brookes, the Arthur Mulliner Limousine body of 148 MS was switched out in favor of a Dual-Windshield Phaeton by Jack Compton. Although there were several body-building operations in England during the 1930s sharing the “Compton” name, Jack Compton did supply a number of bodies for existing Rolls-Royce chassis during the 1930s. Compton, along with fellow small English coachbuilder Ranalah, had a mutual association with Coachcraft, Ltd. and even published jointly in period advertisements promoting their updated replacement bodies for numerous chassis manufacturers, including Rolls-Royce. According to its corresponding chassis record card with handwritten “Coachcraft, Ltd.” entry, 148 MS became known in American Rolls-Royce circles by 1962. Documented American owners of 148 MS included S. Prestley Blake of Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Dr. Franklyn D. Berry of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, and Mel H. Bredahl of Simsbury, Connecticut. Subsequently, the Phantom II was in the hands of a collector in the Detroit, Michigan area and then in 2006, the current owner acquired it. From 2008-12, 148 MS was entrusted to noted classic-car restorer Steve Babinsky’s Automotive Restorations Ltd. of Lebanon, New Jersey, where the body was refinished to its current and very attractive configuration, and two-tone color scheme. The engine, numbered TR15 and matching the engine number printed on the factory production records, was rebuilt. In addition to its exceedingly striking visuals, 148 MS will provide a wonderful open-air touring experience for its next owner as a fascinating and highly enjoyable example of one of the finest Rolls-Royce automotive designs of the entire prewar era.
- 133 1968 Lamborghini Islero 400GT 6243 $225,000.00 $275,000.00 According to factory records on file, this stunning Lamborghini Islero 400 GT was delivered new on October 2nd, 1968, to renowned dealer Garage Foitek of Switzerland. The new Lamborghini was finished much as it appears today, in the striking ‘Bronzo’ (bronze) exterior color, over a ‘Senape’ (mustard) colored leather interior and is believed to be one of just a small handful lsleros finished in this era-evoking livery. As the car was fitted with air condition and a miles per hour speedometer, it is quite possible that the car was ultimately sold to Bob Estes, although other records mention it was purchased new by a gentleman named Mr. Bader. By the 1980s, the lslero was found in the hands of a Mr. Gunther Kraxner of Kirchberg, Switzerland, although the car ceased to be registered after 1991, presumably following his passing. When acquired by Carlo Pina of Solothum, Switzerland, Mr. Kraxner’s son reported that the engine had been rebuilt in 1985. The engine could possibly have been swapped early on with another Islero unit, or the numbering could have been carried out incorrectly at the factory, as it is very close in proximately to the number listed on the factory ledger. Mr. Pina put the Islero up for sale in 2000, at which point it was bought by Beverly Hills, CA-based enthusiast Randy Simon, who soon sold it to Mike Finegan of Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Finegan treated the aging lslero to some much-needed attention, commissioning a rebuild of the brakes, fuel lines, leather seats and radiator. Acquired in September 2003 by Joe Corbacio, the Hershey, Pennsylvania-based Italian car collector renowned for his annual Le Belle Macchine events, the lslero was treated to further refurbishment, as demonstrated by a thick file of receipts found in the history file. This work included rebuilding the suspension and brakes, and installing a correct wood-rimmed steering wheel, headliner, shelf upholstery, carpets, a new custom exhaust, plus copious seals, gaskets, and hoses. A repaint was commissioned and significant effort was devoted to properly matching the subtle bronze paint color (including consultation with the factory), which takes on the shimmering hues in direct sunlight, giving the elegant V-12 grand tourer a sublime glow. Offered from a Chicago-based collector of exceptional European sports cars, this is a sensational and rare example of one of the final evolutions of the early Lamborghini V-12 grand tourer and will be sure to provide thrills from behind the wheel or on the concours field.
- 134 1967 Volkswagen Type 2 Camper 237020988 $60,000.00 $90,000.00 N/R The Type 2 presented here is an original Westfalia-built Campmobile in spectacular condition inside and out. Much paraphernalia can be found in the impressive history file, which indicates that the car was purchased new at the Kaiserslautern-based Volkswagen agency by Sargent Paul W. Persian, in September of 1966. Sgt. Persian is believed to have driven the Westfalia around Europe for 2 years before eventually shipping the Camper to the United States, and later gifting it to his nephew. In recent times, the Type 2 Westfalia Campmobile has been treated to a comprehensive restoration, where the Camper was stripped down to bare metal and mechanicals removed for body work and paint. Both interior and exterior received a full restoration, including the original cabinets, camper upholstery, weather rack and hammock that extends over the front seats. Safari windows and other glass and rubber was replaced as well, while the front brakes were upgraded with disc brakes for safety. In 2016 the car was bought by a Los Angeles-based collector of excellent European sportscars, who has since toured the show circuit with the Westfalia, and winning First Place at the Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance, as well as receiving numerous People’s Choice Awards. Accompanied with the Camper is the original bill of sale, including the notation of a loan taken out for the purchase from the Pentagon Credit union, jack, tools and spare tires included.
- 135 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster UD1S21568 $105,000.00 $135,000.00 N/R This 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 is a fine restored example of the final Jaguar E-Type variant. Restored elegantly in red over tan, it is apparent that there was a lot of effort placed in restoring this E-Type back to its former glory, being cleanly finished throughout. Wearing the updated grille, flared fenders, open headlights, and quad-pipes coming from the rear, the trained eye is quick to spot this Series III V12 among earlier E-Type models. Offering the styling and performance of the final iteration of the legendary E-Type series, this nicely restored Series III is fit for any fine collection or to bring miles upon miles of continued road use after a full restoration.
- 136 2015 Porsche 918 Wessaich Spider WPOCA2A19FS800290 $1,600,000.00 $1,900,000.00 This particular 918 Spyder is number 846 – one of the less than 295 units that was sold to the U.S. market (just under a third of all production). The car is highly optioned with the ultra-desirable Weissach package (an $84,000 option), and the front-end-saving electro-pneumatic front-end lift system. The car is finished in a truly stunning Sapphire Blue Metallic with custom ordered, special wishes, Platinum Metallic Salzburg livery, riding on Gloss black Weissach wheels. The custom touches continue on the interior with carbon floor mats with silver piping, seat belts with silver accent stripes, and the more functional standard door handles. The combination is amazing and must be seen to fully appreciate what an incredible specification this hypercar is. The purchaser of Porsches first hypercar was a supercar enthusiast who went above and beyond to insure that the car remained in as-new condition. Upon taking delivery, the majority of the car was wrapped in a clear protective film, ensuring that the gorgeous paint and incredible livery remains flawless. At the time of cataloging, the car had only covered 980 miles, with the most recent service having been carried out at the dealer in March of 2019. Number 846 is supplied with its original accessories, and documentation. With fewer than 295 examples having been sold in the United States and less than 100 of those believed to have the Weissach package, the sale of this special wishses, single registered owner, 918 Weissach Spyder presents an incredible opportunity for an intelligent collector to acquire the pinnacle of Porsches road going achievements, outfitted in an incredible 1 of 1 configuration.
- 137 2008 Porsche 911/997 GT2 WP0AD29978S796252 $175,000.00 $225,000.00 The original owner of the highest performing 911 of the period was understandably smitten by the features, design, and performance of the 997-series 911 GT2 and ordered this Basalt Black Metallic over Black leather/Alcantara example as soon as it was available. Wanting to further enhance the GT2, the car was ordered with a staggering 42 additional equipment items. Some of the more noteworthy optional equipment items include a carbon multi-function steering wheel, Sport Crono package, carbon interior package, yellow seatbelts and stitching throughout, adaptive sport seats, and red taillights. Having been owned by only two Porsche enthusiasts and covering less than 5,000 original miles, this incredibly optioned GT2 presents in outstanding condition with hardly any signs of ever leaving the dealership. In July of this year, the car was brought to the dealer where it received a fresh, recent service. The 2008 911 GT2’s accomplishment of being Porsche’s first 200+ mph road car and its abundant technical features make it an important milestone in Porsche history while also being one of the most thrilling 911s to drive and enjoy.
- 138 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 DHC S838620 $110,000.00 $140,000.00 N/R Completed at the Browns Lane factory on January 5, 1960, and dispatched to Jaguar Cars New York 17 days later, this XK150 Drophead Coupe is a coveted 3.8-liter version, introduced in October 1959. It was originally finished in cream, with a red leather interior and a fully lined black convertible top. According to figures from the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust, it was the seventh left-hand drive XK150 DHC constructed for the 1960 model year, out of a total of 397 built. The car was originally sold to a G.F. Ploutz of Roscoe, Illinois. It was at one point in the ownership of a Mr. Leslie Rich of St. Louis, a Jaguar enthusiast who was the team dentist for several professional sports teams. The XK150 was treated to a full, body-off restoration by JK Restorations of Oswego, Illinois. Jim Kakuska, who opened the shop in 1981, and his brother, Gary, who joined him five years later, are highly regarded marque specialists, and their cars have won a number of national first-place awards. All of the Jaguar’s needs, mechanical and cosmetic, were addressed during the restoration. Paint, brightwork and panel fits are all first-rate. With an eye toward greater usability, two thoughtful modifications have been made to the XK150. The original Moss four-speed gearbox has been replaced with a Medatronics JT5 five-speed, the product of a full-time transmission manufacturer that has been proven in use since 1995. The Medatronics unit employs the original Jaguar clutch and features a short-throw shifter. The other modification has been to install a power steering unit from EZ Electric Power Steering, a Dutch company that has been in business for 12 years. This compact, electric unit is entirely hidden below the dashboard cover, and uses the Jaguar’s factory steering gear, so is easily reversible to stock. The consignor has made excellent use of the XK150’s capabilities, entering the car in six major long-distance rallies since 2010, including the Holyland 1000 in Israel, Colorado Grand, Copperstete 1000 and California Mille. The vehicle is described as highly reliable, and ready for more adventures. This XK150 is offered with a certificate from the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust, the original tool set, manuals and the paint formula. A new clutch was recently fitted. The XK150 is the ultimate refinement of a highly desired Jaguar XK model, particularly when equipped with the legendary 220bhp, 3.8-liter DOHC six. This example, beautifully finished in classic British Racing Green with a green leather interior from highly regarded specialists Bassett’s, comes fully sorted and ready to be enjoyed.
- 139 1966 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser FJ4041897 $60,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R The Toyota Land Cruiser and the Land Rover have battled for off-road supremacy worldwide since the 1960s. The Land Cruiser’s ruggedness means they often remain steadily employed, though many of them are not in as fine condition as this vehicle. The original FJ20 of 1951 was intended as a rural Japanese police vehicle, but the FJ40 gained popularity worldwide over the ensuing 20 years, and 300,000 had been sold by 1973. Known as the Bandeirante in Brazil and the Macho in Venezuela, its engine closely resembled Chevrolet’s seemingly indestructible six-cylinder. The last FJ40s were sold in the US in 1983. This FJ40 was formerly in the stable of Texas collector and well-known Toyota dealer Don Davis. Mr. Davis, who had a healthy respect for the FJ40, commissioned a concours-quality restoration of this 1966 model. It was restored mechanically and cosmetically, with all proper decals, finishes, and accessories, and an accurate convertible top, with zippers, buttons, and latches. This amazing FJ40 has recently been carefully garaged in one of the preeminent Southern California car collections, enjoying dutiful maintenance and service to ensure this Land Cruiser remains an off-roading classic that is ready to be enjoyed. via RM Don Davis ’13 sold $88k & Gooding Scottsdale ’16 sold $69k.
- 140 1972 Citroen SM 01SB0102 $70,000.00 $90,000.00 N/R Metallic Gold over Brown leather. This SM, fitted with an automatic transmission and a desirable three-liter engine, was purchased new by a Mr. Veir in Southern California. He drove it until 1983, after which it was parked in a garage and not driven again. In 2012, Stewart Reed, a professor in the transportation design program at the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, was visiting an automotive bookstore when the owner handed him the phone and said: “Stewart, you need to talk to this guy.” An individual representing the Veir family was on the line. The family wanted the car to go to an owner who would restore and enjoy it. After acquiring the car, Mr. Reed immediately sent the car to be reconditioned by marque specialist Jerry Hathaway of SM World in Santa Clarita, California. The current owner purchased this SM from Mr. Reed in 2015 with less than 70,000 miles on the odometer. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a striking example of Citroën’s high-performance 1970s GT car. via Gooding Pebble ’18 sold $84k.
- 141 1952 Siata 208S Bertone Berlinetta CS507L $850,000 $950,000 This SIATA 208 2+2 with matching chassis/engine numbers ‘CS057L’/’CS023’ was bodied by Carrozzeria Bertone on a slightly lengthened (by 200mm) chassis in mid-1952. Only four 2,700mm chassis were built by SIATA for these special 208 models, which had resulted from a one-off order from Stanley Arnolt at the beginning of his collaboration with Bertone. Having made his fortune supplying engines to the US Marine Corps during WW2, American industrialist Stanley Harold ‘Wacky’ Arnolt was able to indulge his lifelong love of automobiles, and by 1952 was a regional BMC distributor and US distributor for Bristol cars. In 1952 a meeting between Arnolt and Bertone at that year’s Turin Show led to Arnolt buying a stake in the Italian company, joining its Board of Directors and arranging manufacture of Bertone-bodied Arnolt MGs. By this time under the direction of Giuseppe ‘Nuccio’ Bertone, son of founder Giovanni, the Torinese firm was well placed to undertake Arnolt’s commission, having only recently moved into a large new factory at Grugliasco from which some 40,000-or-so Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprints would emerge by the decade’s end. As well as a gifted stylist, Nuccio Bertone was also a keen racing driver, campaigning a lightened and modified SIATA 208 until family pressure forced his retirement from the racetrack. The first results of this US-Italian collaboration were sold as Arnolt-MGs in the USA. When the supply of MG TC chassis dried up, Arnolt’s next venture made use of his Bristol connections, the UK manufacturer’s ‘404’ getting the Bertone treatment in 1953. The following year, after a meeting with Aston Martin’s owner David Brown, Arnolt had eight Bertone-bodied cars built on the DB2/4 chassis, the first of which was exhibited at the New York Motor Show in 1954. This particular SIATA 208 was exhibited at the Paris Auto Show in October 1952 and then at the New York International Motor Sports Show in April 1953. Arnolt eventually sold the car to Stuart Sherman in Illinois. It was sold on in 1955 to Roy Thoressen in Minnesota, who stored the car for more than 30 years until 1989. It was acquired in 1993, still in original condition, by Walter Eisenstark, of Yorktown Heights. Soon after the turn of the millennium, Mr Eisenstark started a total restoration to very high standard. Upon close inspection of the car today, the quality is readily apparent, and the vehicle will surely be welcome on any concours field. In addition, ample documentation from the project will be made available in the history file for viewing. More recently, the SIATA has found its home within the confines of a prominent Belgian collector. This rare SIATA 208CS with its one-off Bertone body combines beautiful hand-built coachwork – typical of Italy’s 1950s ‘golden age’ of automobile styling – with the exotic FIAT 8V mechanical parts. The car is offered US documentation and with EU import taxes paid. via Bonhams Gstaad ’07 Not sold $389k.
- 142 1980 Ferrari 308GTBi 33487 $80,000.00 $100,000.00 N/R The Ferrari 308 GTBi being offered here was completed in August of 1980, delivered new through F.A.F. Motorcars of Tucker, Georgia. Beautifully finished in red over black interior, this example was desirably optioned with Campagnolo wheels, Michelin XWX tires, power windows, air conditioning, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and Blaupunkt cassette stereo. Purchased by today’s seller in 2015, this example has been driven very few miles, displaying just under 4,200 miles traveled since new. Today, the car presents in spectacular preservation condition, showing honest signs of use after nearly 40 years of life. The interior appears in very nice condition with just the driver’s seat showing wear. Included in the sale are the vehicles manuals, tools, and records.
- 143 1987 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo WP0JB0936HS050087 $70,000.00 $110,000.00 N/R Completed at the Zuffenhausen-based Porsche works in September of 1986 as a 1987 mode-year car, this excellent example of the classic 911 Turbo was finished just as it appears today, in a stealth black exterior color over a black partial leather interior. The Porsche was equipped for the US market, and optioned with electric sliding sunroof, Dunlop tires, alarm system and a Blaupunkt Reno radio. According to the CARFAX report on file, the black 930 resided in Florida in 1988, but would then relocate to California, where it appears to have stayed ever since, with the exception of a 2-year stint on the Hawaiian Islands. The report tracks the mileage diligently and documents the 51,080 miles on the odometer at the time of cataloging as being genuine. Today this stunning 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe remains in excellent original and unrestored condition, with factory finishes intact throughout. The car has a superb feel of a car that has been extremely well cared for. The interior is crisp, and the paint gleams. Factory decals are in place all over the car, which is further validation of the car’s authenticity. The 930 is offered with the original Blaupunkt radio, tool kit, owner’s manuals and COA. One of the most raw and unbridled cars available on the market in its day, the 930 3.3 Turbo has rightfully earned its place as a legend, and it is quite rare to find an example that has been as carefully maintained and unfettered as this.
- 144 1959 Porsche 718RSK 718-028 On request On request Porsche RSK 718-028 was delivered with “center-seat” adaptation in 1959 to Christian Goethals, a Belgian driver who had competed in the 1958 German Grand Prix in a Cooper T43. His first recorded race with 718-028 was an overall victory in the March 3, 1959 Leopoldville (sports cars) Grand Prix in what was then known as the Belgian Congo where he vanquished John Love in a Jaguar D-Type (OKV 8, an ex-works 1954 Le Mans car), André Pilette in a Ferrari 250 TR and Mike Bond in the 1955 Le Mans class-winning Aston Martin DB3S (EMU 3). Two months later Goethals was in Europe contesting the sports car preview to the Belgian Grand Prix followed by a win in the Payerne, Switzerland slalom driven by Heine Walter. An engine failure dnf followed at the 1000 km at the Nürburgring (Goethals/Jean Romain) redeemed by overall victory at the Lance Anvers hillclimb in Belgium in July and a memorable fourth overall placing at the Avus GP in Berlin in August. In 1959 Goethals was back in Leopoldville, recording another victory, then sixth overall and third in class in the 1960 Buenos Aires GP sharing the drive with Curt Delfosse. The RSK’s longevity was proved later in 1960 with another overall win at the Lance Anvers hillclimb, overall first at the Montlhéry Coupe de Paris, an overall second place at the rain-soaked sportscar race in conjunction with the Belgian GP at Spa and another win at the Angola GP in September. 718-028’s subsequent history is obscure but in the early 90’s it was sequestered in a Dayton, Ohio garage in the care of a well-known car-sleuth noted for discovering and preserving epic Mercedes-Benzes of the Thirties. It was remarkable that then, after years of competition, it retained its original Typ 547/3 engine, transaxle and its original Wendler bodywork. It languished there until 1993 when the consignor – a prominent Ohio based collector of exceptional European sports cars – finally pried it from its owner’s possession in a trade that involved a BMW 507 and a pair of Mercedes-Benz 300 SLs, a Roadster and a Gullwing Coupe. The new custodian tried vintage racing 718-028, but concluded it wasn’t as easy as it appeared, enlisting a business partner and experienced Porsche historic racer, John Higgins, to realize 718-028’s potential. Restored to modern historic racing condition and safety, Porsche RSK 718-028 has successfully competed in many prestigious events including all five Porsche Rennsport Reunions. It has participated in over 100 historic race meetings and is a concours class winner at The Amelia. In its center-seat configuration Higgins describes it as “delightfully evenly balanced.” Its intricate 4-cam Typ 547/3 engine was one of the last built by Porsche 4-cam master Bill Doyle at Rennwagen. Offered here with its complete original drivetrain, original Wendler coachwork and as-raced when it was new with Porsche’s fantastically efficient helically-finned drum brakes, RSK 718-028 is a well-preserved, fabulously-maintained, meticulously-prepared vintage racing time capsule. Now configured with center-steering, the seating configuration remains adaptable to both center- and offset-steering. Included are updated disc front brakes, Le Mans auxiliary fuel tank, sway bar, spare flywheel and clutch, top, passenger seat, 2-seater windscreen and numerous other spares accumulated in 28 years of historic racing. Raced at Montlhéry, Spa and the Nürburgring Nordschliefe, center-seat Porsche RSK 718-028 is one of few cars eligible for both the most prestigious sports car races and to compete in historic Formula 2 where envelope coachwork was accepted by the FIA in 1957-58. John Higgins thinks light, balanced RSK 718-028 would be a delight on the tight, intricate Monaco GP Historique circuit where, with its unusual center-steering, it should be eligible as a Formula 2 car. Offered here only due to balancing out the owner’s collection, someone now has the chance to realize that opportunity.
- 145 1950 Hudson Pacemaker 500 Deluxe 505671 $30,000.00 $40,000.00 N/R This stunning Pacemaker 500 was acquired by renowned Hudson collector Gene Davis in the mid-1950s, from a Charleston, Illinois based Hudson dealer. Mr. Davis would keep the car in his impressive collection for decades, and eventually pass it on to his son, Chris Davis, with whom the Hudson would remain until 2017, when purchased by the consignor, a well-known Hudson collector and aficionado from Heyworth, Illinois. Gene and Chris Davis owned and operated Davis Restoration, and had a reputation for finding and either restoring or preserving exceptional Hudsons. The fine example offered here, was found in superb original condition, and further preserved while in their expert care. The interior remains largely original, with a beautiful wood-grained dash. Some light paintwork was performed in the original Legion Blue color back in the 1960s, and period correct accessories such as venetian blinds, dual fog and back-up lights, exterior sun visor, larger front and rear bumperettes and dual spot lights were added for a sharp stand-alone appearance, in addition to rare Twin-H Power intake manifold, for a extra performance. A 1998 AACA National First Price was given, as well as Senior Award number W11105. With just over 75,000 miles recorded on the odometer, this Legion Blue Hudson presents beautifully throughout, and deserves serious consideration.
- 146 1993 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo JT2JA82J7P0003874 $70,000.00 $90,000.00 N/R Showing just over 16,000 miles since new, this handsome Twin Turbo Supra is beautifully presented throughout. Still sporting its original black paint on its aggressive bodywork and a supple tan interior, this Supra is one of the lucky examples to avoid heavy modifications. Originally purchased in 1993, the first owner kept this Supra until 2007, driving it sparingly over those 14 years, averaging just 1,000 miles per year. It was then traded in to a Toyota dealership, where it remained until 2013, before entering the private collection of a Toyota/Lexus dealer. The consignor acquired this sporty Toyota in 2018. Aside from the tires, which were replaced in 2013, this Supra Twin Turbo remains in spectacular, unmolested condition. The paintwork is in very good condition, the interior is nice and tight, and the body is straight with spectacular panel gaps, all a testament to its low mileage and garaged existence. The high polished rims compliment the glossy black paintwork, too, retaining a great luster without visible pitting or oxidation. This special Supra is remarkably well presented and comes complete with its original manuals, tool kits, keys, and original spare and CARFAX report. An up and coming young-timer collector car, these powerful Twin Turbo Supras offered Samurai-like performance and iconic aesthetics.
- 147 1937 Delahaye 135M Competition Court Guillore Roadster 47471 $3,250,000.00 $3,750,000.00 1 of 30 Competition Court Roadsters, 1 of 2 with Guillore coachwork. Unknown, France (1), registered “7671 RL”, Monsieur Ihnno “Jacques” Ezratty (2), registered “1334 DZ 76”, Robert de Negre ’60 (3), Gaston Garino (4), Mr. Ng (5?), Mark & Annie Shetler, CA, USA (6?), Michel Seydoux (7?), Don Williams ’90s (8?), refurbished by Mike Fennel, Oscar Davis (9?), vendor ’96 (10?). Over the course of its current ownership, the car’s history has been carefully researched by not one, but two of the leading authorities on the marque. The first was renowned historian André Vaucourt, who through the Delahaye Club in the 1970s through the 2000s. M. Vaucourt visited the car in the late 1990s and early 2000s, carefully reviewing the most intricate details of its technical specifications as well as its coachwork and history. In more recent times Jean-Paul Tissot, has further worked to endorse and add to its pedigree. Within the last few years the car was brought Laidlaw Antique Auto Restoration where it received a thorough detailing of its 20 plus year old restoration with a new interior in rich biscuit hide and complementing top in sand cloth, piped in brown. On the completion of nearly a year’s work, the car made its debut at the Elegance at Hershey Concours. It was subsequently displayed at the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance in 2017 where it garnered the People’s Choice award. In every regard this is a special automobile, from its distinctive looks to its underpinnings of the latest performance that Delahaye could offer in its day. Owing to its careful and low-key ownership for most of its life, it offers an incredibly fresh proposition to either concours or touring events for which the experience would likely be equally rewarding.
- 148 1979 Porsche 911 RSR Outlaw 911 920 1766 $130,000.00 $180,000.00 N/R This particular 911 left the factory on June 10, 1979 as a slicktop, sunroof-less 911SC. It was acquired by the consigner a few years ago. This particular enthusiast had a particular love for Porsches of the early 1970s and had been looking for a good donor car to turn into an outlaw tribute. So shortly after, it was acquired the groundbreaking restoration was begun. After the car was disassembled, the body and chassis were entrusted to Backyard Legends in Concord, NC who to date have done a number of high-quality Porsche builds. All rust was removed, and fiberglass flares along with other fiberglass panels were purchased from GT Racing. The original hood was in very good shape and was retained. The entire car was stripped to bare metal, then painted in #018 Glasurit orange. Panel fit and finish is to a very high level and was also fitted with carbon fiber rear spoiler. Since the car retained its original engine. The rebuild of this unit was entrusted to noted Porsche engine specialist David Brown. The unit was fitted with new Mahle Barrels that increased the displacement to 3.2-liters. This engine was then fitted with Balanced factory rods, forged JE piston, and a 3.8 RSR grind cam. The ignition system is a coil on plug that is controlled via the MS3x Megasquirt ecu. Fuel delivery was handled by a MegaSquirt injection system and a custom 70mm throttle body. This finished engine produced 280hp at the crank, and naturally, this leads to very brisk level of performance. To cope with the extra power, Dave Brown also attended to the transaxle; he fully rebuilt the unit, fit a Wevo shifter, and upgraded the rear end with a Wavetrac LSD. To ensure the car’s chassis was able to deal with the substantial power upgrade, the suspension was fitted with all new Elephant Racing components, featuring Von Shocks coilovers all around, monoball and polybronze bushings throughout, decambered balljoints, RSR style front and rear adjustable sway bars and adjustable camber plates. The steering system was completely restored and upgraded turbo tie rods were added. Additional chassis bracing was welded onto the shock mounts and sway bar mounts as well as a 935-style front X brace. Braking is handled by modified 993 brake calipers that utilize floating 930 front rotors and 930 rear rotors. This has ensured that the car has excellent road-holding and braking. Lastly, the interior was trimmed to a very high level. The dash was finished with a radio and glove box delete along with a Rennline lower dash delete wrapped in Alcantara, and an RSR style 10k tach. The door panels were finished in carbon fiber to make the interior look even more sporting. The car was fitted with GT Classic Ralley seats that were upholstered in leather and Alcantara with contrasting orange stitching. The final assembly of the vehicle was entrusted to Porsche specialist CM Performance in Bessemer City, NC. The end result of over a year’s work is truly astonishing. The 911 was first displayed at the 2018 Werks Reunion at Amelia Island Concours, where it scored a first in the 911 Outlaw class. This particular outlaw 911 is a fantastic tribute to the legendary RSR. A great car for Porsche Club events, or as an exciting weekend cruiser.
- 149 1997 Porsche 911/993 Turbo WP0AC2992VS376008 $70,000.00 $90,000.00 N/R This Black on Black 993 Turbo was purchased new on December 17, 1996 by John T Vito from Brumos Porsche in Jacksonville, Florida. Ordered with several thousand in options, including the top of the line Nokia DSP audio system with a Becker 6-disc changer, power and heated Sports seats for both the driver and passenger—both featuring an embroidered Porsche crest on the headrest, an aluminum shift knob and handbrake grip, stainless steel exhaust tips and door entry guards, Alu-look instrument dials with chromed rings, and more. The total purchase price came to $114,814 ($128,299.87 including taxes and fees), as recorded on the copy of the Retail Buyer’s Order in the history file. After eight months of waiting with bated breath, the new Turbo was delivered to Mr. Vito on July 18, 1997. Mr. Vito clearly enjoyed the car, keeping it for over a decade and driving it about 10,000 miles with regular annual maintenance performed by the dealer as indicated in the copy of the warranty book. In May of 2009 the car was purchased by its second owner, who brought the car up to Wisconsin. Likely unacquainted with sheer ferocity of a 993 Turbo, CARFAX reports that the car was in an accident damaging the left side of the car in July of that year with 11,506 miles on the clock. A copy of the insurance claim estimate details the recommended repairs to the front bumper, left front fender, left door, left rocker, and left pillar hinges. The total estimated repairs came to $15,957.82. The repairs done were clearly to an exceptionally high standard given that subsequent pre-owned inspection reports by Porsche of Springfield (Missouri) in January of 2010 and Import Specialists (also of Springfield, MO) in 2014 both highly rated the car to be in ‘Excellent’ condition. In 2010 the car was acquired by Steve Lindell of New Hampshire with invoices on record detailing service work completed in his care. Keeping the car for four years and about 2,000 miles, the Turbo joined the collection of the current owner in June of 2014 with about 15,000 miles. Driven another several hundred miles in the last half a decade, the car now shows about 15,900 miles from new. Continually maintained throughout its history, it is reported by the seller to drive beautifully and perform like the best of what Zuffenhausen has to offer. Complete with various service records and copies of various inspection reports, the original purchase order and window sticker, this 993 Turbo is ready to provide plenty of thrills for its next lucky owner.
- 150 1966 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark III BJ8 HBJ8L/38090 $25,000.00 $35,000.00 N/R Built during the Fall of 1966, this charming 3000 Mk III BJ8 was configured as a left-hand drive US market car, and destined for Chicago, Illinois. According to the Heritage Trust Certificate issued for the car, the long list of factory fitted equipment included wire wheels, heater, adjustable steering column, whitewall tires, tonneau cover, laminated windscreen and overdrive. The Healey has received much restoration and refurbishment work over the years and presents beautifully today. A comprehensive restoration was performed in the past, which is neatly detailed in a photo album accompanying the sale of the car. The work performed would attend to both mechanical and cosmetic aspects of the Austin-Healey and included a repaint in a lovely dark blue color, while the interior was trimmed in beautiful dark chocolate-colored, French stitched leather with neatly contrasting light brown Sisal carpets. A new wiring harness was installed, while a stainless-steel exhaust was fitted. A recent service has been performed, and the car’s history file contains much documentation and maintenance history along with miscellaneous service parts, owner’s manuals and the British Motor Industry-issued Heritage Trust Certificate. It should be noted, that the engine fitted in be car carries an engine number of the correct type, but a couple hundred numbers off the number listed in the Heritage Trust Certificate. All in all, here is a wonderful example of the classic Big Healey, ready for spirited drives in the countryside.
- 151 1965 Aston Martin DB5 DB5/1839/L $1,000,000.00 $1,300,000.00 According to the documentation on file, this factory left-hand drive DB5 was delivered new to Mr. Frank Jackson of Elma, New York. Finished with an exterior in Sierra blue and a Black Connolly leather interior, the car was further optioned with chrome wire wheels, an engine breather valve system, heated rear screen, and Fiamm horns with a changeover switch. After a handful of years, the car would be placed in the hands of another New Yorker by the name of John F. Argue, and later in the 1980s to John. J. Dowling. Upon entering the care of O.M. Herrera, the Aston Martin had traveled to the opposite coast and would remain there in Southern California up until present day. While in his hands, the DB5 received a comprehensive, nut-and-bolt restoration from renowned marque specialist Kevin Kay. The restoration took several years, and detailed receipts and information about it can be found in the car’s impressive history file. Mr. Kay’s efforts on the car are readily apparent, and as the vehicle sits today, now in the classic color of Silver Birch over a dark blue leather interior, it shows in remarkable condition indeed. Very little flaws are to be found throughout and the car shines with immense luster both from its brightwork and paint. Inside, the seats show a light ‘worn-in’ patina, with much else being devoid of intense use. Complete with a bevy of documentation, the Aston Martin DB5 will arrive with a couple of documentation books displaying service work dating back as far as the 1970s, as well as a copy of the factory build sheet. In addition, a heritage certificate and further invoices from the restoration will also be included. For all parties interested, it is greatly recommended to visit the history desk on our auction site as to fully take in the scope of the assembled paperwork. In 2007, the car entered its most recent home of a prominent, Los Angeles-based collector, and has since been shown at prominent Concours d’Elegance events such as the The Quail – A Motorsports Gathering, and the Los Angeles Concours d’Elegance. The understated elegance of Aston Martin’s DB5 has made it the preferred mode of transportation for those looking for style, luxury, and rapid progression down the motorway. It comes as no surprise that the vehicle was chosen for 007’s main mode of transportation back in the 1960s, as the vehicle effortless exudes the panache needed to provide the role of an international man of mystery. Well sorted examples of the DB5 will most certainly continue to be coveted motorcars for years to come, and DB5/1839/L unquestionably finds itself in the upper rung thanks to Kevin Kay. Retaining its original, matching numbers engine and factory left hand drive steering arrangement, this DB5 really ticks all the boxes. This is a wonderful opportunity to get behind the wheel of one of the most charismatic cars of the 1960s.
- 152 1951 Ferrari 340 America Vignale Coupe 0132A On request On request Unique Vignale design, via Ponti & Mambretti to Johnny Ysmael, CA, USA (1), Mr. William Doheny ’53 (2), Ernie McAfee (3), Mr. James Walter & family 50s (4) (vendor). Mr. Walter would keep the car on the road up through the 1960s, but then lay the important Ferrari up, and preserved its authenticity. A restoration was started, but not finished. At some point a Chevrolet engine was fitted, but the original, matching numbers engine was kept and is now refitted. The Ferrari is accompanied by a deep file of documentation including dozens of exceptional black and white photos of 0132A during the ownership of Ysmael, Doheny and while handled by McAfee, as well as copies of the factory build sheets and Marcel Massini’s history file. 0132A is now offered for sale for the first time in more than 50 years and is a unique opportunity for a collector of the finest motorcars to bring the car back to its former and very glamorous glory. A rewarding project indeed, this car is worth the full restoration needed, or simply assembled and brought to running and driving condition. Eligible for every conceivable event in the automotive niche, from world class concours like the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance or Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza to premium vintage rallies like the Mille Miglia Storico or Le Mans Classic, this sensational early bespoke coachbuild Ferrari checks all the proverbial boxes. 0132A boasts rarity and legitimate provenance, and it would make a crowning acquisition for the dedicated Ferrari collector. This exceptional piece of Ferrari history is as perfect synthesis of the finest qualities of 1950s Italian custom coachbuilt sports cars.
- 153 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Gangloff Galibier 57-245 $325,000.00 $375,000.00 N/R This 1935 Bugatti Galibier Saloon, is a handsome and usable example that is wonderfully suited for touring in the grand tradition of the Bugatti T57. It has been treated to recent mechanical care courtesy of a West Coast specialist and is presented with a charming patina that encourages enjoyment on the road. According to the car’s history file and correspondence with American Bugatti specialists, it is based on an early Series 1 chassis and running gear, while the body originates from a later Series II car. Such combinations are not uncommon in the Bugatti world, as many cars were separated from their original coachwork during WWII or utilized for parts over the years. Little is known of this car’s earliest history, though it is understood that this Galibier body came from a later chassis. In the 1970s, the Bugatti was in France, owned by Adrien Maeght. Mr. Maeght was part of a famous family of art dealers and patrons, who maintained a spectacular collection of artworks, held across galleries in Paris and Barcelona, and Nice. In addition to priceless works of art, Adrien collected automobiles, with a particular fondness for Bugattis. He maintained a private motoring museum, and he published Antoine Raffaelli’s fabulous book, Memoirs of a Bugatti Hunter. A copy of a French registration in Maeght’s name is included in the history file. It was sold from the Maeght collection in 1994, purchased by A. Arman, also of France, who preceded two additional short-term owners. By 2013, this Galibier Saloon was in the hands of the most recent owner on the West Coast of the USA. There, it received expert sorting and care at a specialist restoration shop. With its engine-turned alloy cam covers and firewall, the presentation of the engine is tidy, appearing well maintained and consistent with a great, usable road car. Cosmetically, the classic black and red livery, which has acquired a moderate patina through the course of time and careful use, is very appealing. The paint is in fine condition overall, with admirable body fit and doors that open and shut with satisfying precision. The coachwork features plenty of period-correct details including dual trumpet horns, Marchal Aerolux headlamps, and Klaxon semaphores. Brightwork is consistent and in good order, from the prominent horse-collar grille to the polished sills and fender stone guards. The style is understated yet handsome, riding on silver-painted wire wheels shod with appropriate black-wall Michelin rubber. The beautifully appointed cabin features natural tan leather on the seats and door cards. The upholstery remains supple and appealing, with the feel and character of a favorite pair of leather gloves. Tan carpets the wool broadcloth headlining are in good order. Jaeger instruments and switches are fitted to the wood dash, and the driver is treated to the iconic four-spoke, wood-rimmed steering wheel. This handsome Galibier Saloon is an excellent selection for touring with the always-enthusiastic American Bugatti Club. It is also an approved CCCA Full Classic and thereby eligible for CARavan events. A practical, comfortable, and exciting touring car, this Bugatti Type 57 is sure to reward its next owner with the kind of enjoyment that only the great motorcars from Molshiem can bring.
- 154 1932 Auburn 12-160A Boattail Speedster 12-160A 1991E $1,800,000.00 $2,400,000.00 The authenticity of this particular 12-160A Boattail Speedster, one of the twelve verified authentic cars, is beyond question, with an unusually fortunate, lengthy provenance with enthusiasts extending back over the last six decades. Its history has been traced by historians back to 1957, when it was owned by Earl Grey of Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Grey held on to the Auburn until 1962, at which point he sold the car to Frank Cek, another Ohio Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club member, who is highly respected as a specialist in the twelve-cylinder Auburns. Mr. Cek owned the Speedster for nearly four decades and, importantly, largely preserved it in its original and intact condition. In 2000 the car was inspected at Mr. Cek’s home by Paul Bryant, chairman of the ACD Club’s Certification program. After careful recording and verification of its numbers, the Speedster was issued Category 1 Certification. This document, a copy of which is on file, notes that the car retained, as it does today, even the original serial number and engine number plates, its original frame stamping, and the original body number stamping in the woodwork. Few surviving examples of its kind have “ticked all the boxes” so thoroughly, undoubtedly due to the preservation efforts of the car’s owners. Mr. Bryant summed up his report with unusually enthusiastic hand-written notes, recognizing the quality of what he beheld: “A rare authentic speedster…All Nos. match…This is the most original unrestored 12-cyl. Speedster I have ever seen – a benchmark for originality & authenticity!” Soon after this inspection the car was acquired from Mr. Cek by another well-known figure in the Auburn Twelve world, Ron Monte of New Jersey, with whom it remained until its acquisition by the current owner in 2015. Soon thereafter the new owner decided that such an outstanding Speedster deserved a restoration of equal quality, and submitted the car to Steve Babinsky’s Automotive Restorations of Lebanon, New Jersey. Automotive Restorations is highly respected, having produced numerous national award-winning examples of various Classic marques, including Best of Show at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and is widely regarded for both the mechanical and cosmetic quality of their work. A full restoration was undertaken, with no component left untouched and the goal of returning every nut and bolt to authentic, original condition. In a recent conversation, Mr. Babinsky noted that he was pleased to find that the car’s reputation as a straight, solid and remarkably complete original example – shown in photographs taken on-delivery – had not been exaggerated. Every piece of original sheet metal and inner woodwork was preserved and reused, including even the fenders and sills; the original body number stampings remain in place. Every drivetrain component was correctly and properly rebuilt. Indeed, great effort was taken to ensure that the car would not only be capable of winning major awards, but that it would also run and drive strongly – important to the owner, who thrills at actually using and enjoying his automobiles. It has been well-maintained to that same standard since; even the Columbia Dual-Ratio rear axle functions as was originally intended, and the owner notes that he has indeed driven the car at 90 mph, “as I felt everybody should do that at least once!” At the completion of the restoration, the car debuted at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where it received a class award in the always hotly-contested American Classic Open class, and received the Briggs Cunningham Trophy, recognizing it as the Most Elegant Open Car. It also received the Roy Faulkner Trophy for Best Auburn and the Harold Ames Trophy for Best of Show at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club’s 2016 National Reunion; scored at a perfect 100 points at the Classic Car Club of America’s Annual Meeting in Reno, Nevada, in early 2017; and achieved a Junior First Prize and the National Auburn Cord Duesenberg Trophy in Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) competition. Everywhere it has gone, it has been an award-winner. Few of the surviving twelve-cylinder Boattail Speedster have accumulated such a wealth of important honors – with, it should be noted, many more such opportunities remaining open for a new owner, including further judging occasions with the AACA and CCCA, and many other significant concours in both the United States and abroad. It would also, of course, be warmly welcomed back to Auburn and other ACD Club events, where its quality, excellence and provenance are widely recognized. The opportunity to acquire a genuine twelve-cylinder Auburn Boattail Speedster happens once a generation, and few meet the exceptional standards of authenticity, purity, and quality set by this national award-winning, ACD Club Certified Category 1 example. It is deserving of the most outstanding and selective collector, as the finest of its kind available – a truly superb car.
- 155 1941 Buick Super 8 Convertible Coupe 14158673 $55,000.00 $75,000.00 N/R Offered here is a stunning example of the 1941 Buick Super Eight Model 56C Convertible Coupe. Previously in a collection for 45 years straight, the car is today offered from a prominent, East Coast based collection housing some of the finest American and European collector cars. This 56C Super Eight is finished in lovely Burgundy color over a rich caramel-colored interior, with a matching tan convertible top. The car was restored to a very high level during the mid-2000s by a group of Chicago-based restoration shops. The car is fitted with the optional Sonomatic push button radio and fender skirts, as well as the Fireball Dynaflash OHV 8-Cylinder Engine, which is easy to access from either side thanks to the newly introduced for 1941 two-way hood that could be made to open from either the right or left side. With the specter of WWII lurking in the future, 1941 would be the last full year of production of cars for public consumption. While big styling changes were heralded for 1942, the government-imposed prohibition of the use of chrome on January 1, 1942 meant the new cars didn’t carrying the gleaming, toothy grills and shining accents of their predecessors. This stunningly well restored example, which has mellowed over the years to be a very usable and enjoyable driver, is the perfect Convertible for a lovely, long drive on a strip of smooth blacktop.
- 156 1970 Triumph TR6 Roadster CC-54009 $35,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R This three owner Triumph TR6 has more recently benefited from an incredibly thorough rotisserie restoration after decades in enclosed storage. With over $50,000 spent to restore this TR6, it presents beautifully today in Burgundy over tan interior, while the engine and transmission were rebuilt, as well as receiving a new wiring harness. There wasn’t a single component overlooked or expense spared while bringing this example to better condition that would have been delivered new in 1970. This rare, early VIN example is fit with the high compression engine that delivers power to the wheels through its 4-speed manual gearbox with an electronic overdrive, a very rare option for 1970. This TR6 appears today with roughly 2500 miles on the car since its restoration was complete. Accompanying the sale of this TR6 are its books, jack, original tool kit, and a comprehensive file of invoices outlining the history and restoration of this car by its previous owner. For any enthusiast looking for the sporting fun of a Triumph TR6, there is little chance that a better example will be seen on the market after so much care has been taken in restoring this car. The six-cylinder TRs are arguably the most exciting Triumphs ever made, continuing to enjoy an enthusiastic following world-wide and an excellent network of spare parts and service providers.
- 156A 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Brewster Derby Dual Cowl Tourer S402MR $600,000.00 $750,000.00 This example comes with a pedigree that could hardly be bettered, being offered directly from the collection of one of the foremost collectors of the marque Robert M. Lee. It was acquired by him in the heyday of his acquisitions of Rolls-Royce, when a number of mythical examples of the brand joined his collection including icons such as London-Edinburgh Silver Ghosts and several unique coachbuilt Silver Clouds. S402MR could chart an equally important history preceding this, it had been built as one of the last Phantom Ones, and as such benefits from details such as its late series C. M. Hall torpedo head and sidelights, which are more befitting of the rakish bodywork than the earlier ‘drum’ design. Of course, for Rolls-Royce, a wonderful aspect of the quality of the marque is that they were vociferous record keepers and information on build and ownership is known from day one. The original owner was one Mrs. Margaret Dunlop of Amsterdam, New York, whose husband David had heralded from the British Isles in Scotland and she from Ireland, perhaps accounting for a leaning towards the iconic British car builder, and a wish to own a blend of the best of these two nations either side of the Atlantic. S402MR was the last Phantom One to have worn Derby Tourer bodywork from new, something that is not common since body switches even in those days were frequent, as Brewster and Rolls frequently updated cars to resell them. Mrs. Dunlop received the Rolls two days before Valentine’s Day 1930 and would retain it for seven years. Ownership after this remained in New York state, first with another lady, Mrs. Dorothy Tuckerman then in March 1939 it moved out onto Long Island and into the possession of Francis DeBeixedon of Easthampton. From this point the car transferred across the country, leaving East Coast ownership to pass to F. Ryden Skinner of Alta Lodge, Utah in 1945. The following year it migrated right across the country and to San Diego, becoming the property of Lester P. Wegeforth. According to the Rolls-Royce Owner’s Club, the Derby was already in the ownership of famed Rolls-Royce collector, James ‘Jimmy’ Leake of Muskogee, Oklahoma by 1966. In his ownership it is featured in John Webb de Campi’s definitive reference book, Rolls-Royce in America and it remained in that same stable by 1990 when offered at auction where it was purchased by Mr. Lee. It would later be joined by a Derby Speedster, effectively duplicating its purpose within the group, leading to the rationalized decision to offer the car for sale. Today the car’s older restoration shows some age but none too much to overshadow its exquisite form, which is the essence of the ‘Roaring Twenties’. Its guise is a tasteful rich chestnut hue, with matched fenders coach-lined in cream and further accented externally by whitewall tires, an off-white top and covered trunk. These are contrasted by the simple chrome features of radiator, dual windshields and the aluminum trim swage molding. The interior is trimmed in deep burgundy hides. With the depth of choice among the collection the Derby has seen only limited display in this three decades of custody, it provides its next keeper the opportunity to show a much-fabled model which will, as it did in its day, surely draw considerable interest.
- 156B 1961 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Roadster S832160DN $125,000.00 $150,000.00 Bonhams is honored to offer this particular XK150 from the Robert M. and Anne Brockinton Lee Collection. The car has resided in this stable since the 1980s, where among many British built cars it has rubbed shoulders with others of each chapter of the Jaguar story. As new, according to a letter from Jaguar’s Browns Lane Works in the 1980s, the car was supplied new to these shores and through Jaguar Cars North America to its first owner, Mr. F. Brown of Colombes, Missouri in November 1960. That same letter confirms it to have been delivered much as it is seen today, with the matched numbers engine, and in the same paintwork scheme of Cream/white with a black top and interior. With its late number, this places it in the very last sequence of these cars to have been delivered and has the appealing ‘DN’ suffix confirming overdrive transmission. By the late 1980s the car appears to have migrated north to Montana, where it was restored by Carlson’s Classics of Kalispell, MT. Correspondence on file records the extent to which the Roadster was restored, and it would seem that this was to a very high standard and with good authenticity for the detail aspects. It is likely that the car was offered for sale on completion of its rebuild and Anne Lee recalls it being acquired from a New York Times advertisement in the late 1980s. Ever since that time it has resided in this collection, where it has generally been displayed rather than used. Although being an older restoration it has been sympathetically maintained, standing the test of time well. Later it was duplicated within the collection, now leading to the decision to part with the car. As an extremely late example with the big 3.8 Liter motor and in roadster form, coupled to its prestigious ownership makes it a highly desirable example with great potential for future tour use.
- 156C 1957 Jaguar XK140MC DHC S819159 $100,000.00 $125,000.00 N/R This Jaguar XK140 SE/MC Drophead was built on November 12, 1956 and delivered to the US one month later through Jaguar Cars, New York. As new it wore cream paintwork, with a black top and interior, much as it is today, with only the interior changed to red. At some point in its career, most likely in its immediate previous ownership it was restored to a high standard. It was acquired by Bob Lee while at the Scottsdale auctions in 1989, and so has resided in this world class automobile collection for the last 30 years! Its ‘S’ chassis prefix confirms the car to have been delivered new in that more desirable form of the Special Equipment models, which benefited from the performance addition of a ‘C’ Type cylinder head, wire wheels and dual fog lamps and twin exhaust. Over the course of the last three decades, the Jaguar has shared a stable with some of the greatest cars in the world, while being carefully exhibited on museum display. Offering the best of all worlds as a tour car, the drophead coupes are a popular choice for long distance rallies.
- 157 1933 Chrysler CL Custom Imperial Le Baron Sedan CL1312 $100,000.00 $150,000.00 N/R This rare 1933 Chrysler CL Custom Imperial is one of just 22 examples completed with LeBaron Sedan bodywork. The elegant motorcar formed part of the Tommy Allen Collection in the past and is reported to have been treated to a comprehensive restoration costing several 100,000s of dollars at some point. Most recently award-winning California-based restorer Bob Mosier carried out a mechanical recommissioning on the top-of-the-line Chrysler, which included attention to the fuel, braking and cooling systems. A recent professional detailing job ensures the rare CL Imperial Sedan by LeBaron looks its absolute best. From the Golden Era of pre-war Chrysler production, this fine motorcar is eligible for a host of tours and events, and deserves serious consideration.
- 158 1967 Porsche 912 Coupe 460436 $70,000.00 $90,000.00 N/R This 912 was the recipient of a comprehensive restoration which was completed in 2015. Finished to specifications matching the COA, the Porsche wears factory correct Bahama Yellow paint. Both the engine and transmission were rebuilt as part of the project as to ensure a dependable drivetrain. The floor pan of the car was also replaced alongside the front trunk floor, and every nut and bolt are reported to have been re-cadium plated. Responsible for the interior appointments, K&H re-did the entirety of the upholstery inside the car. Just 4 owners have had the pleasure of owning this delightful 912, and since the completion of the restoration, the car has been sparingly used and is ready for its next owner to enjoy. One of the purest Porsche experiences, the 912 is a vehicle that every enthusiast should own at some point. Do not miss this opportunity to purchase a well sorted example.
- 159 2008 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione ZARJA181180038486 $200,000.00 $250,000.00 This 8C has had the distinction of remaining under the single ownership of a Mr. James Glickenhaus. A name immediately recognizable among those in the automotive world, Mr. Glickenhaus is likely most famous for his Pininfarina bodied Ferrari Enzo, dubbed the P4/5. While his car was on display at the Paris Salon, Alfa Romeo was also showing their latest creation, and so it happened that he ordered one for himself in matching paint specification to his Ferrari. Like the other vehicles within his collection, the car was driven extensively and currently shows over 40,000 miles on the odometer. More recently, Glickenhaus’ attention has shifted towards the ultimate automotive endeavor: the establishment of his own marque, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus. With several upcoming models on the way, one in production, and sights set firmly on a Le Mans 24 Hour victory, little time can be devoted to his 8C, and so it has come time to part ways. Being in such good hands for so long, the vehicle is up to date on its maintenance with the most recent work including a new set of tires and comes complete with fitted luggage and owner’s books. Unquestionably a modern collectible, the 8C’s seductive lines and Ferrari derived powerplant make for one of the most complete sports cars of the past 2 decades. Offered from the best of homes, this Alfa is sure to be cherished for years to come.
- 160 1929 Bentley 4.5 Litre Vanden Plas Sports Tourer FB3317 $700,000.00 $850,000.00 Reaching 90 years of age, this British sportscar looks today much as it would have done when completed by the dream team of W.O. Bentley’s Cricklewood Works and Vanden Plas’ coachbuilding house. Of course, it was that partnership that provided the juice for the campaigns at Le Mans throughout the 1920s and garnered no fewer than 4 outright wins. Each were built in this guise of the most potent Bentley to date, clad in lightweight open bodywork. It was a recipe for success, and provided Bentley and the famous Bentley Boys, the likes of Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin, Woolf Barnato, Clement Watney, and so on, with numerous other wins around the UK and Europe, at Brooklands and beyond. Back in the day, it would have been every boy’s wish to pilot one of these fabled machines, and that desire has perpetuated the brand through 99 years of existence. Few marques have had as many coachwork and engine replacements as the early Bentleys. Many closed bodies were replaced by sporting, open tourers, both in-period and after the war, and few original bodies have survived intact, making FB3317 all the more desirable. Besides originality, proper maintenance is vital, and the value of a vintage Bentley is not diminished if it has sensible updates, thoughtful maintenance, and supporting documentation. Consequently, after 90 years, this example is a rare find. Archived by Bentley Motors and Vanden Plas, and subsequently by clubs like the Bentley Drivers’ Club and Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club, early Bentleys can often be accurately documented. The ownership history of FB3317 is admirably complete, starting with its first owner in 1929, F.W. Howarth, of The Danes, Higher Crumpshall, Manchester. Clearly a Bentley enthusiast, he first owned a 1925 3-Liter Arnold Saloon, then a 1928 4½-Liter J. Gurney-Nutting Saloon, and a 1930 4½-Liter Supercharged Vanden Plas Coupé. He was followed by B.C. Garnham, of London, in 1933 and G. Forbes, of Essex, in 1936. Following a presumed wartime slumber, the car re-emerged in 1946 with a succession of known owners, most notably Captain Geoffrey Hunt, who brought FB3317 to the New World in 1956. At some point, presumably before its export to America, the original chassis frame was replaced by AD3671. This practice was not uncommon at the time; presumably, AD3671 was in better condition than FB3317, which is known to have been repaired multiple times in the 1930s. It is further known that Captain Hunt installed the Marchal headlamps, which remain with the car to this day, whilst the dating of the current cycle wings is unknown. In 1966, owner W. A. Boone restored the car, and he won many concours events with it. The rebuild is recorded in number 100 of the Bentley Drivers’ Club’s Review from May 1971, and Boone notes that the wooden body frame was restored by Don Carpenter, of Wizard Works in Kenosha, Wisconsin; since the body was extensively restored at this time, it is possible that the wings were replaced then as well. In any case, to this day, the body retains the hallmarks of the Vanden Plas craftsmen. Boone and FB3317 participated in club tours and events, including RROC Spring and Fall Tours in the U.S.; Vintage Racing at Laguna Seca, California, and Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin; a Bentley Drivers’ Club Tour of England, covering 1,200 miles; and the SCCA Michigan Miglia, which covered 1,000 miles in three days. Awards include the NIRCCA Grand Award for Excellence and an RROC First in Class for “Vintage Bentley” in 1970; the AACA’s “S. F. Edge Award for the outstanding restoration of the year of a foreign-made automobile in a national event” in 1972; the BDC, “Best Overseas Car” at Kensington Gardens, London, in 1974; and 100 points in the “Senior Foreign” class at the Indianapolis National Grand Classic in 1976. Published references include seven in the Bentley Drivers’ Club Review between 1974 and 1982 and five in the RROC Flying Lady between 1971 and 1979. In addition, FB3317 is mentioned in Vanden Plas Coachbuilders, by Brian Smith, and All the Pre-War Bentleys – As New, by Stanley Sedgwick. Perhaps the most astute observations have been made by Clare Hay, author of many archival Bentley reference volumes, including Bentley: The Vintage Years; Bentley Factory Cars, Bentley Speed Six; and Bentley Eight Liter. Hay inspected the car thoroughly in early-2013 to examine the original components and map out for the first time where and why repairs, replacement of parts, and sensible upgrades were performed. In the incredibly detailed report, every component of the car is examined, photographed, and recorded. Aside from the replacement chassis, Hay notes that the engine, the desirable close-ratio C-Type gearbox, number 6442, the steering box, and the front and rear axles remain original to the car, as do the correct-type Bentley & Draper shock absorbers. The front brakes are the original 1929 type, although it is noted that the finned brake drums are a later update and are considered superior to the original units. The fuel system is correct, including the matched pair of SU HVG5 carburetors and Ki-Gass cold starting pump, as is the matched pair of ML ER4 magnetos. The car even retains its original leather trays between the chassis and the sump flange, which are almost always missing, as well as the quick release radiator cap, which was originally fitted to racing cars and ordered by F.W. Howarth from Bentley in April 1930. FB3317 has retained its complete identity throughout its entire life and has participated on rallies such as the Colorado Grand and California Mille. It has been cared after and maintained by expert restorer Steve Babinsky and recently received $16,000 worth of work in 2018. Offered from a prominent East Coast based collection of some of the best sports and racing cars made, this Bentley is ready to be enjoyed and would be welcomed in clubs, like the Bentley Owners’ Club Ltd., and invited to the finest events round the globe. Unlike many cars from the 1920s, a Bentley is thrilling to drive, and one is an essential part of a pre-war collection. via RM Monterey ’11 sold $671k & RM Villa Erba ’13 not sold $634k
- 161 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage DB4/958/L $550,000.00 $750,000.00 The gorgeous Aston Martin DB4 Series V Vantage offered here is one of very few, end-of-the-run, covered headlight fifth series DB4s made. Furthermore, the car is a factory Vantage model, with a left-hand drive steering arrangement from new. Records differ, but some say that less than ten of these cars were made! According to a copy of the original factory build record on file, DB4 chassis number DB4/958/L was delivered new to Garage Fischer & Cie, Zurich, Switzerland on May 12th, 1962. The factory build sheet further notes the desirable factory equipment as Vantage specification, overdrive and chrome plated Borrani wire wheels, and a left-hand drive steering arrangement. Triple SU carburetors were fitted, as well as Smith metric instrumentation and Avon tires. The car was finished in Desert White, with a black Connolly leather interior. It remains unclear how long the car stayed in Switzerland, or Europe for that matter, but DB4/958/L had made its way to the United States by the mid-1980s. The consignor, a Texas-based collector and connoisseur of exceptional European sports cars, bought the rare Aston Martin from Tom Barrett in 1986, and has retained the car in his impressive collection ever since. A repaint in red has been performed at some point, but other than that, the Aston Martin DB4 Vantage remains in highly original and unmolested condition throughout. The original black Connolly leather interior remains intact, and many compartments feature the original, factory-applied finishes. The chassis and body plates are original, and the original, matching numbers Vantage engine remains in the car. The car has never been altered or changed about, and really offers a rare opportunity to acquire a splendid example of this highly collectible Vantage model. Rarer than a DB4 GT, and maybe even the GTZ, this spectacular, factory left hand drive Series V, covered headlight Vantage DB4 is coming out of decades of devoted ownership and offers the next owner unparalleled opportunities.
- 162 1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Hibbard & Darrin Transformable Phaeton S267FP $350,000.00 $550,000.00 Hibbard et Darrin’s signature elegance radiates in this car, officially called the Torpedo Transformal Phaeton, built on a Springfield Phantom I chassis, number S 267 FP. Characterized by its low roofline, trapezoidal side windows, and unique B-pillar treatment, this patented design was personally drawn by Darrin. With the top in place, a flap fills the space between the windows to create a B-pillar of sorts, allowing for a weather-tight cabin and a distinct low-slung profile. Lowering the top and side windows gives the car the appearance of a sporting dual-cowl phaeton. The unique styling was by advanced construction techniques. Traditional coachbuilders crafted wooden frames which were then skinned in steel or aluminum. However, Hibbard et Darrin utilized a patented procedure they called “Sylentlite” (silent-light) to build the major body components. The doors, for instance, are one-piece alloy castings, which were not only light but rattle resistant and allowed for tighter tolerances. The remainder of the body is skinned in aluminum alloy to reduce weight. Chassis number S 267 FP is one of fewer than five known Phantom 1 chassis to wear this stylish Hibbard et Darrin coachwork. Subtle differences distinguish them, and this car is considered the sister to a similar example once owned by Marlene Dietrich, gifted to her by Paramount Studios and featured in her 1930 film Morocco. This car share’s the same split, opening windshield design with the Dietrich car, as well as the distinct roof treatment. The ownership history of S 267 FP is well-documented through accompanying Rolls-Royce Owner’s Club records. Sold new in 1928 to A.H. Chapin, it changed hands less than a year later to Bud A. Lipman of New York, New York. Subsequent owners include Clifton Carr and Franklin Lee. In approximately 1945, Mr. Lee sold it for $200 to Hans Hinrichs of St. Louis, MO. Mr. Hinrichs became the first long-term owner, enjoying the beautiful Rolls-Royce with his family for many years. He displayed it at the National Museum of Transportation in St. Louis, which he co-founded. Toward the end of nearly 40 years in the Hinrichs family, it fell into a state of disrepair and required restoration. It then passed to another St. Louis collector and restorer, David Weber in 1982. Both Weber and Mr. Hinrichs’ son still remember the car fondly from its days in St. Louis. It then joined the famed collection at the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas, who commissioned a restoration, which it wears proudly today. Since the late 1990s, it has been lovingly maintained in a significant collection of Rolls-Royce and Bentley motorcars. Finished in the striking livery of black over red hides and accented with a red-piped black top, this is a stunning example of Hibbard et Darrin’s talent. The beautiful restoration has aged exceptionally well, with exquisite paintwork, high-quality plating and beautiful detailing. The interior is trimmed in the finest materials and opulently appointed in the tradition of the great European coachbuilders. Gorgeous red leather shows a bit of character from occasional use, while the carpets and door panels remain in excellent order. Stunning inlaid woodwork features on the door caps, dash, and division panel. Details include a Swiza clock for the rear compartment and restored instruments and switches in the fascia. The doors have roll-up glass windows to make for a cozy, weather tight driving compartment with the canvas roof in place. Under-bonnet detailing is up to the same exceptional standards, with the engine number 22677 corresponding with the documents provided by the Rolls-Royce Foundation. The 7.7-liter inline six is a beautiful piece of engineering, presented with finely finished castings and black porcelain fittings. Wiring, plumbing, and fixtures are period correct and presented in beautiful condition, revealing the quality of care it has received in the time since the restoration. Only a small percentage of Springfield Phantom I chassis went to anyone other than Brewster, and this marvelous Transformal Torpedo Phaeton is one of only 35 Rolls-Royces bodied by the masters at Carrosserie Hibbard et Darrin. A unique amalgamation of British engineering, American craftsmanship, and Parisian style, this distinguished motorcar is suitable for use in tours or concours events. One of the most desirable open Rolls-Royces of the era, this exquisite example will surely satisfy even the most discerning collector.
- 163 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe 1E32352 $130,000.00 $160,000.00 N/R This Series 1 4.2 E-Type is seen today in always maintained, but never restored condition, painted in Opalescent Gold Sand over cinnamon interior color. This matching numbers example is being sold now after long term ownership, having traveled 87,000 miles from new. The interior of this car wears beautifully, being mostly original, while the paint has received work throughout its life. Overall, the car shows a tasteful amount of patina in and out, while maintaining functionality and operating order, described as driving quite nicely. Powered by the large 4.2 liter inline 6 that the car was delivered with new, this E-Type is equipped with the 4-speed manual fully synchronized transmission. Handling is provided by 4-wheel independent suspension that was so successful for Jaguar that they continued to use the same geometry for years of production with continual successful motorsports pedigree. Included with the sale of this E-Type is the Jaguar Heritage Certificate showing that the car is indeed a numbers-matching example, as well as its spare tire and jack. The example being sold here is prepared for Sunday cruising and eligible to enter any number of vintage rallies.
- 164 1901 Panhard-Levassor 5HP Twin Cylinder Rear Entrance Tonneau 2362 $400,000.00 $450,000.00 In addition to their importance and stature in the history of the automobile, in today’s age of vociferous documentation and proof of history, Panhard Levassor cars are head and shoulders above most in that the original ledgers recording their order and supply survive, definitively proving their age, which can be a challenge for some cars. Copies of the factory records on file confirm that 2362 was ordered on August 30, 1901 to regional Lyon Panhard and Renault agent Christy, Médecet et Cie. Its original build sheet can be translated to confirm that the order requested Caisse Carroserie Ordinaire, a factory term for Tonneau and that while 6 layers of undercoat paint were applied, the topcoat and hence color was left for the end user to have chosen. Owing to having been retailed by an agent, the first owner of the car is not known, but judgements of the longevity of its use can safely be assumed from the condition in which it was found many years later. Photos of the ‘as found’ Panhard, dating from the 1980s clearly show that it still wore a studded tire. Such tires were outdated by as early as the late teens. It is also safe to say that the Panhard itself would have quickly been usurped by faster automobiles after no more than a handful of years. The photos on file confirm that the car was found complete with original body and bonnet, including – rarely found – the original mahogany wings. The car was by then the property of Professor Jean Tua, a Swiss entrepreneur and scientist based in Geneva, who would later open his own museum for a decade or so. By that stage the Panhard had already been sold to noted Veteran car collector Brian Garner in 1983. He brought it to his home in Jersey in the British Channel Islands and was responsible for a sympathetic restoration. It passed through a succession of owners in the late 1980s before being sold to the former owner, Philip Tillyard in 1992. The current custodian, a fastidious collector of the purest cars only purchased it in October 2015, having been impressed by the intrinsic originality of the car, and its factory bodywork and which extended to details rarely found such as its Phenix carburetor, stamped with the engine number. Having secured such a great basis, and mindful of its now aged 1980s restoration, the decision was made to comprehensively restore the car. By this, as evidenced by the cataloguer, the car was literally taken to pieces and restored from the ground upwards. A rich deep blue scheme for the main bodywork, accented by black moldings and cream coach-lining in correct period style. The upholstery was totally renewed to an exceptional standard in black hides and to a button back pattern. The rebuild was completed in 2017 and as can be seen is wholly exacting and beautifully finished. Its restoration, and extensive history research, including copies of the factory records and many period event programs, is contained in no less than 9 binders! Since that time the car has been properly run in, on the French ‘Rallye des Ancetres’ in 2017, which it completed without trouble and successfully as well as travelling to Brighton in 2017 and 2018. Being of 1901 date of manufacture the car routinely commands a start in the sub 100 car category (number 84 in 2017, number 87 in 2018), allowing for a less congested run down to Brighton. 2019 represents the 125th Anniversary of the birth of motorsport, where Panhard and Panhard-engined Peugeots took the honors, that win started a decade of manufacture of similar machines along the Système Panhard principles. This exquisitely presented example offers the chance to experience this legendary series of automobiles and is a no excuses, officially dated and perfect entry to the London to Brighton, on which it has competed no fewer than 32 times.
- 165 1911 Pierce-Arrow Model 66-A Runabout A4-657 $225,000.00 $300,000.00 Of the surviving Model 66s, the majority are large touring cars, of the type famously used by Woodrow Wilson during his time in the White House. Rare still are the true performance models, two-passenger runabouts, with “barely there” bodywork that ensures maximum speed is wrung from the massive T-head six. It is easy to imagine these great beasts churning the dirt roads of the Brass Era; no wonder, then, that those given the opportunity to restore a 66, often choose to maximize its potential through two-passenger coachwork. The current owner and restorer of this particular Pierce 66 was offered it by Bruce Zillner in 2008, as a project that clearly had the means and potential to become a truly beautiful automobile. A full restoration was soon undertaken, with the intention to utilize the car on long-distance events. The owner notes that the engine, a 66-A-4 passenger car unit, and all related components are either original Pierce 66 or 48 parts, with the exception of an upgraded Schebler carburetor and a 12-volt electrical system with alternator affixed underneath the original Westinghouse starter. The engine was rebuilt, with bored cylinders, new forged pistons, and a modern driveshaft, and all components properly restored; a 2.5:1 differential gear set was installed, and the transmission fitted with all new gears, to enable easy highway touring. Underneath, the new, correct 66-specification chassis, made by Michael Paul, was outfitted with correct Hartford friction shock absorbers and new artillery wheels, shod in 37-inch tires – each complete wheel assembly actually measures some 38 inches, or over three feet, across! Selected upgrades, including hydraulic brakes, were made to ensure safe drivability on modern roads – an important consideration when restoring any Brass car with an eye to regular use and enjoyment. Bodywork was crafted using the correct Pierce cast aluminum construction of the period, in a rakish two-seater runabout style, finished in grey and burgundy, with comfortable burgundy leather bucket seats overseen by a well-constructed charcoal top. As with any proper big-horsepower Brass car, accessories are in abundance, including Rushmore headlamps, Pierce Solar 935C side lamps, a Dragon 812 bulb horn, Warner Auto-Meter combination speedometer and clock, and a correct taillight and license plate illuminator, which has been wired to function as a brake light for tours. The owner proudly notes that the Pierce is a proven tour car, having completed every event that it has started, including two aggressive and challenging tours that covered over 400 miles each, all while running effortlessly at 60 mph. The Pierce 66 is the dream of nearly every Brass Era enthusiast – a car that not only holds records for its size, but that offers superior engineering and the abundant power needed to keep up on numerous national touring events. This example has been set up by its owner to use and enjoy, and with a proven track record in long-distance events, would be an ideal machine to take on the road during the next touring season. It has sheer presence in spades!
- 166 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 Cabriolet D 189033129500367 $225,000.00 $275,000.00 This 1959 300 Cabriolet D is a marvelous example of Mercedes-Benz’s iconic luxury car. The four-door Cabriolet one of the most desirable models in the Adenauer range, with stunning presence and exceptional rarity – as it is one of just 22 cabriolets built in 1959, out of a total production of only 65 units. This original US-market example comes recently from an extensive private collection, and it presents in an elegant dark, non-metallic green with black interior trim and a black hood. It features an attractive, well-maintained older restoration with high-quality paintwork and excellent, straight panels. The paint has a deep gloss, with only a few minor imperfections and touch-ups accounting for the car’s careful and occasional use. The extensive chrome and brightwork are in similarly fine order, appearing straight and with excellent finishing. Bumpers, headlight trims, and the proud, upright radiator grille present in excellent order, with only minor polish marks visible upon close inspection. It retains appropriate Bosch lamps all around and rides on proper chrome wheels with color-keyed hubcaps and wide-whitewall cross-ply tires. Passengers enjoy opulent, wood-and-leather trimmed accommodations. The generous seats are trimmed in black leather, and display a wonderful character with light creasing and a pleasing luster. The door cards are upholstered to match, capped with beautiful wood trim that wraps around to include the dash and windscreen pillars. The dash features original instruments, switches, and bright metal trim, along with the signature ivory two-spoke steering wheel. The convertible top is covered in correct-type German canvas and includes a matching boot. Verified by the Mercedes-Benz data card, this car retains its original engine, which is in strong running order. The sophisticated Bosch fuel injection remains in place, and the engine features power steering as well as a modern-type rotary compressor for the trunk-mounted Arti-Kar air conditioning system. Backing the engine is the preferred automatic transmission, which allows for the ultimate luxury motoring experience. The presentation of the big 3.0-liter engine is excellent, with high quality painted finishes on the air cleaner and ancillaries, plus numerous period correct decals and labels. Aside from the A/C unit, the generous trunk houses the spare wheel, jack and lug wrench, and features the original rubber lining. With its lovely presentation, this car earned an Award of Excellence at the 2017 Classic Sports Sunday concours, part of the prestigious Palm Beach Cavallino Classic. It is a beautiful example of this rare, exquisitely engineered, and highly desirable Adenauer; ready for enjoyment on the road or for display in regional concours events where its exceptional rarity and commanding presence can be appreciated. Offered at Mecum Monterey ’18 Not sold $350k.
- 167 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 20867S112930 $80,000.00 $110,000.00 N/R This 1962 C1 Corvette is indeed a fine example of the breed fitted with the top-spec (carbureted) 340 horsepower motor. The recipient of a complete restoration courtesy of County Corvette of West Chester, PA, the roadster was fully stripped down and brought back to factory specifications. The Vette Shop was responsible for treating the motor, a number matching unit, and was further fitted with ceramic headers. Just about $100,000 was spent over the course of the project. The result is a wonderfully sorted out Corvette that runs as good as it looks. The black interior features a period Wonder Bar radio, clear, shiny gauges, a 4-speed manual, and seats which have barely been broken in. Outside, the red paint and chrome present with a good bit of luster. More recently, the car was fitted with a new nylon top and will also be accompanied by a recently re-lined hard top. Furthermore, an owner’s guide and history file detailing the restoration will be included upon purchase. Being the final production year of the C1 Corvette, this example benefits from years of developments Chevrolet conducted on the platform, yet it still retains the charm of the earliest cars. A restored example, such as the one on offer, with its powerful 327ci motor will most certainly provide its next caretake with many joyful miles of motoring.
- 168 1969 Porsche 912 Soft Window Targa 129010648 $65,000.00 $85,000.00 N/R This highly collectible 1969 Porsche 912 Soft Window Targa offered here is in fully restored condition, wearing Tangerine over black interior. The restoration of the paint and body appear to be done at a very high quality while the interior is practically untouched and shows in excellent condition. The Porsche COA for this912 shows that the car is matching numbers and is sold with its tool kit, spare tire, and Driver’s Manual. Today, the Soft Window Targa model is one of the most highly sought after variants with the already increasing collectability of the Porsche 912.
- 169 1951 Alvis TA21 Tickford DHC 24501 $60,000.00 $90,000.00 N/R This car was completed on February 4, 1952 and delivered to De Nederlandsche Motors Rotterdam with the following special features: Lucas headlamps, dip switch and pattress, Trico windscreen washer, Bonnet ventilators, polished wood cappings to screen pillars, twin carburetors and heat def., sun visors, new d/light levers, Kilo speedometer, and Dunlop tires. It is reputed that the first owner was Pia Beck, a famous Dutch jazz pianist and singer. Besides being considered the “best Jazz pianist in the world” and performing for such dignitaries as General Eisenhower, Walter Cronkite, the British Royal Family, and Freddy Heineken, Pia Beck owned over 47 different cars in her lifetime with open sports cars being her favorite. After Pia’s ownership, the car went to a Museum in the Netherlands, then was sold by the English car dealer Stephen Langton in 1987 to John Dela Bosco who exported it to Canada. In 1988, John had the car fully restored for his wife, Geri, who owned the car until 2014. The car is finished in Willow Green with fawn leather interior and top and fitted with the desirable manual shift transmission. Recently, the interior wood was refinished, the trunk reupholstered, a new top and boot installed, new Wilton carpeting installed, and chrome redone as needed. The car comes with factory build sheets, and an extensive history and service file.
- 170 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Binder Cabriolet 162SK $350,000.00 $450,000.00 N/R In the early 1920’s, the President of Brazil suggested to his wealthy friend Octavio Guinle that Rio de Janeiro needed a world class beachfront hotel. Guinle took up the challenge and hired French architect Joseph Gire to design a fabulous new building. The Copacabana Palace, as it would become known, was built to be the very best and it soon became a destination for royalty, Hollywood stars, and the social and business elite of the world. In the late 1920s, his hotel a rousing success, the time came for Guinle to order a new automobile and he looked no further than Rolls-Royce’s new flagship, the Phantom II. An aficionado of French design, Guinle turned to one of Paris’ most exclusive coachbuilders, Henri Binder, to supply the bodywork. Binder was well established as a constructor of high-quality coach bodies, and successfully transitioned to automobile bodies at the turn of the century. Binder bodies were traditionally very stylish and exceptionally well-constructed, usually gracing big, powerful chassis from Minerva, Delage, Cadillac, and even one of the six majestic Bugatti Type 41 Royales. Guinle’s Phantom II (wearing chassis number 103GY) was sold through Oscar A. Cox & Co. of London and was delivered to Binder on July 31st of the same year. After completion of the dramatic drophead coupe body, it was shipped to Rio where it remained in Guinle’s possession until 1938. Subsequent owners included Mr. W.D. Radcliffe of Liverpool, B. Stinton Johnson of Stretton Hall, Cheshire from 1947-1950 and Neil Tuson of London. It then found its way to the United States where it was featured in several prominent collections including Bill Lassiter, The Blackhawk Collection, the Imperial Palace Collection and then finally with Dr. Donald Vestley who took the opportunity to restore this beautiful machine in 1986. Under the guidance of Mr. Vestley, 103GY underwent a comprehensive restoration. Coincidentally, Vestley had another PII, chassis number 162SK, in his possession. 162SK was a fully restored, bare chassis and one of the very late production cars that had benefited from the refinements made by Rolls Royce. 162SK was originally delivered wearing formal Sedanca deVille coachwork by Windovers but that body had long been separated with the chassis. It was decided that the restored body and engine of 103GY would be mated to the improved long-wheelbase 162SK chassis. Now, the magnificent Binder Cabriolet bodywork rode on a chassis that featured more refined suspension, central lubrication and improved handling, making it an ideal choice for drivers. Today, 162SK presents in lovely condition, painted black with a matching fabric roof, offset by a subtle red pinstripe to compliment the striking red interior. The Binder Cabriolet coachwork is long, sleek and sexy, with a unique dropping rear body line and a low-slung three-position Victoria-style roof. Dual rear-mount spares keep the body sides clean and help make the body look even longer and lower. A useful trunk is integrated into the rear bodywork, fitting nicely between the rear wings. The black paintwork suits the spectacular lines and presents in good condition, showing some age in places but keeping a handsome patina overall. The red leather cabin is similarly patinated but very inviting and usable. The engine compartment is tidy and very presentable, the massive “six” having been overhauled in 2000 and remaining quite strong today. It is not uncommon for pre-war Rolls-Royce motorcars to wear several different bodies in their lifetime. What makes 162SK special is the combination of comprehensive and interesting history, the magnificent sporting coachwork and a wonderfully sorted late-specification chassis.
- 171 1967 Porsche 911 2.0 Coupe 306528 $100,000.00 $130,000.00 N/R Completed at the Zuffenhausen-based Porsche works in March of 1967, this beautiful short wheelbase 911 features the very clean and early design of the early production 911. While its early ownership history is unknown, this very attractive 911 Coupe appears to have spent much of its life in California. It was in the possession of a San Francisco Bay Area collector of short-wheelbase 911s, for about 15 year, before being sold to the consignor, a Nevada-based collector of exceptional sports and racing cars, in 2014. The Porsche was treated to an intensive two-year cosmetic and mechanical restoration. The previous owner informed that the 911 was in non-running condition when he acquired it, and the restoration included installation of a new front suspension pan. The body was stripped to bare metal and resprayed its original color of 6604 Light Ivory. The floor pan was correctly undercoated. The seats were completely rebuilt, including new padding. The black leatherette interior with off-white headliner and charcoal velour carpeting were supplied by Autos International. The reclining mechanisms were re-chromed. All the instruments were rebuilt by North Hollywood Speedometer. The odometer was re-set to zero; the car’s original mileage is unknown. All switches and controls are original; other parts were either replaced with new OEM or good used or rebuilt items, and re-plated where necessary. The two-liter opposed air-cooled six, number 909869, and the five-speed transaxle, number 130676, are original to this car, adding to its desirability. Both were rebuilt by the previous to factory specifications, as were the four-wheel disc brakes. The factory’s Certificate of Authenticity states that this car was originally fitted with a radio antenna and speaker, but a radio was not installed (a common practice for the period), and the car is presented in that form today, with a correct factory blank panel on the dashboard. During the restoration, a set of Bosch H-1 twin-bulb headlights and a rear-window wiper assembly, both period-correct, was fitted. New door locks were also installed, matched to the ignition key. This car left the factory with silver-painted 4 ½-inch-wide steel disc wheels with chromed hubcaps as it wears today, giving it the pure look of an unmodified car of the period. The hubcaps supplied are adorned with attractive full-color enameled Porsche crests, while a correctly-dated steel spare wheel, jack, and tool roll complete the package. Early 911s are now highly sought-after not only for their design but for their ease of use and pleasing driving experience, and 306528 is one of the nicest that has come our way. Having been stored in a climate-controlled environment while in the consignor’s care, this superb Porsche is certain to provide many miles of enjoyable driving for its new owner, as well as the opportunity for display at Porsche club Concours events.
- 172 1988 Peerless Lola Corvette GTP HU8811-01 $425,000.00 $525,000.00 This former Peerless team car has been with the current owner since 1992. During its initial two-year career in the IMSA Series it carried ‘Bud’ and ‘Bravo’ sponsorship livery. During 1987 it was driven by David Hobbs and Jack Baldwin, then through 1988 it was entrusted to Jacques Villeneuve and Scott Goodyear. Villeneuve drove it in the Grand Prix of Palm Beach on April 23, the Mid-Ohio 500Kms on June 4 and (with Goodyear) in the Watkins Glen 500kms on July 2, finishing 5th in the GTP category. These majestically beautiful ‘GTP Corvettes’ are integral to the long and illustrious racing history of GM and of the Corvette family itself. The GTP Corvettes were perhaps the best-looking endurance racing Coupes of the 1980s, luxuriously proportioned yet purposeful and reflecting the form of the road-going production Corvette whose sales they were designed to promote. Chassis ‘HU8811-01’ offered here was known as the Peerless GTP Corvette. During its Peerless team IMSA career, this car ran a 366 cubic inch aluminium Donavan small-block V8 engine. It contested six IMSA races, three in 1988 and three in 1989, and always qualified in the top ten. Its best finish was 4th place in the 300km race around the Columbus street circuit on October 2, 1988, co-driven by David Hobbs/Jack Baldwin. On that occasion it was headed only by Geoff Brabham’s Nissan and two Porsche 962s. One can judge a great frontline race car by the company it kept in period. This combination IMSA/Group C thoroughbred raced wheel-to-wheel with other such illustrious IMSA/Group C contenders as the Porsche 962s, Jaguars, and Nissans. Today within Vintage and historic racing a drawback of the Porsche 962 is the cost of maintaining and running them at a competitive level. Even a basic engine ‘freshen-up’ for a 962 could swallow some $80,000 plus. In contrast a Chevy 360/410 NASCAR-tune small-block V8 with up to 800bhp can be ‘refreshed’ for some $12-15,000 or replaced entirely at around the $45-50,000 mark compared to $200,000 pus for a 962 power plant. This opens the door to panoply of high-level and hugely enjoyable Vintage racing, with entry potential to all manner of top-profile International events unconfined just to the United States, but extending to Europe and worldwide. This particular car is presented in the IMSA ‘Bud’ livery but in specification terms it is in fact just as it was when competing in Group C form at Le Mans in 1990 – complete with its Eagle 10.2-liter (956bhp) 4-cam/32-valve engine installed. The consignor also has a Donavan aluminum 410 cubic-inch short block engine that will be supplied with the car. Transmission is via the correct Hewland VGC 5-speed gearbox which mates to both big- and small-block Chevy engines. This particularly fine GTP Corvette has not been run for several years but it has instead been preserved in careful storage. Since 1990 it has only been out in public three times, once at the invitation of GM and the Peterson Museum in 2013 for the West Coast introduction of the new C7 Corvette, then again at Laguna Seca Monterey Historics when Chevrolet and Corvette were the featured marque. The car was also displayed at the 2017 Monterey Rolex Reunion. Before an attempt is made to run this car, the current owner in conjunction with Bonhams of course recommends professional inspection of its mechanical components, fuel system, brakes, hydraulics etc. This is an immensely attractive modern-era endurance racing car of particular pedigree, reflecting both General Motors’ Corvette line and the purebred racing pedigree and class of Lola Cars combined. The Le Mans-history Eagle engine is so unique that a new owner plainly has the most attractive option of re-adopting the original small-block Chevy configuration as run in IMSA to save the Le Mans unit for posterity as part of the car’s unique history. And now – Corvette admirers – this ultimate Corvette is only one bid away from being yours…
- 173 1989 Ferrari F40 79763 $1,200,000.00 $1,500,000.00 Though the factory initially had announced that only 400 examples of the F40 would be produced, the car’s popularity affected the production run from 1987-1992, resulting in 1,311 F40s which were all left-hand drive and painted in Rossa Corsa. Completed at the Maranello-based Ferrari Works in 1989, this exceptional European-spec F40 was slotted for the home-market and delivered to the first owner in February 1989 through an official Ferrari agency. The car is believed to have been fitted with the desirable six-point racing seatbelt harness and sport seats from new. A few years later the car sold to a German enthusiast, before it was exported to the growing Japanese Ferrari market, where the car has remained until 2016. Since the present owner’s acquisition in three years ago, the car has been regularly serviced by the marque specialists at Miller Motorcars in Greenwich, Connecticut. Work completed includes the fitment of four new tires, reconditioning of the coolant tank, replacement of both fuel pumps, changing all the fluids, replacing the timing belts, and installing a new clutch. Today, this striking F40 presents in exceptional condition throughout, and has covered a hair over 4,500 kilometers (2,800 miles) in the care of just three owners since new. The interior appears original and beautifully kept, as one would expect from such a low-mileage car. The felt on the dashboard presents very well, as does the racing inspired red seats. Factory decals are in place, and compartments and jambs all appear to be original and untouched. With all of the right specifications, this F40 presents much like it did when it left the legendary Ferrari factory. The F40 is offered with its leather wallet including the operating manual, dealer directory and service book. Additionally, in 2016 the F40 received its Classiche Certification with the accompanying Red Book now joining all of the above. Certainly one of the most charismatic of the so-called Supercars, the F40’s minimalist purity has never been surpassed, and no serious collection of the marque can be complete without one. Aside from the accolades, it is simply one of the finest cars, of any era, that you’ll ever drive. A superb example of the car that Enzo Ferrari promised would be the “best in the world,” this F40 is ready to be enjoyed by a new caretaker.
- 174 1965 Chevrolet Corvette 327/350 Roadster 194675S118703 $85,000.00 $110,000.00 This beautiful example of the 1965 Chevrolet Corvette 327/350HP Roadster must surely be one of the finest on the market today. Presented in the subtle, period correct and tasteful color scheme of Nassau Blue Metallic over a light blue interior, the sporty Corvette looks just right. The Corvette is powered by the upper-level, high performance 350 horsepower 327 cubic inch V8 engine, mated to a wide ratio Muncie 4-speed manual transmission. This 1965 Corvette Roadster benefited from a comprehensive restoration by D & A Corvette in Gillespie, IL completed in May of 2015, and was restored to be competitive in Corvette judging. The car was later purchased by a collector in Arizona and received a great deal of tuning and servicing by Vintage Iron & Restoration and Illusion Restoration & Repair LLC. The 1965 Chevrolet Corvette 327/350HP Roadster is fitted with period-correct, reproduction aluminum wheels, and is offered with a history file which includes several photos of the car during restoration. It is very hard to argue with the attraction of the Sting Ray Corvette. There is nothing subtle about these extremely powerful and loud cars, which offers spectacular looks and thrilling performance in one delightful package. By any measure, this striking Nassau Blue Metallic 1965 327/350HP optioned Roadster is a great example of this iconic Chevrolet model, and would be a splendid candidate for high-speed touring on tours such as the Copperstate 1000, or surely a competitive entrant into a Concours d’Elegance.
- 175 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster 875274 $275,000.00 $325,000.00 This highly sought after, hard to find external bonnet-latch, flat-floor E-Type Roadster was dispatched from the factory on August 3rd, 1961 and exported to Jaguar Cars, New York. Chassis No. 875274 is the 274th E-Type Roadster constructed and initially left the factory sporting a Carmen Red exterior with a black interior and hood. The cars first registered owner is listed as Executive Leasing Co., in Clayton, Missouri. At some point during the 1990s, the vehicle is believed to have received nut and bolt restoration and was meticulously brought back to pristine condition by marque specialists, JK restorations. During the restoration, the car was adorned with a stunning Opalescent Green Metallic paint job and a Biscuit leather interior, protected by a black top. The transmission was upgraded with a new Tremec 5-speed all synchro gearbox while the original, numbers matching Moss box and bell housing were retained and are supplied with the car. The modern transmission makes the car a real joy to use in modern traffic while also being completely reversible with the possession of the original equipment. Upon acquiring the roadster, the consignor, a southern Californian based collector, sent the early E-type to the experts at Classic Showcase in Oceanside, California to be fully sorted. A near $10,000 invoice documents the work performed which included the replacement of the shocks, bushings, and the fitment of a new exhaust system. After enjoying the car for the next 3 years, the consignor would again have the car sent to another marque specialist, XKS Motorsport, to further fettle and perfect its operation. Receipts for the recent work is included in the cars history file. The car has been a real hit at local events and gatherings, always drawing a crowd of onlookers who are thrilled to see the rarest of the E-Types. In addition to retaining the numbers matching engine, head, and transmission, the bonnet also possesses the body number stamping showing that it is original to the car. Featuring the initial, purest iteration of the famed E-Type styling, this Roadster contains the prized features unique to the earliest examples produced (of which this is), including the exterior bonnet-latches, welded louvers, and flat floors. All of these features were later abandoned in the name of practicality and production costs, and make this a particularly notable, rare example of one of the world’s most iconic sports cars. Accompanying the car is a tool kit & wrap, service invoices, and Jaguar documentation. Unquestionably one of the earliest and most desirable examples of the breed, Chassis no. 875274 is a must-have for any serious collector.
- 176 1963 Maserati Bora 4.9 AM117/49*588 $170,000.00 $210,000.00 Ordered May 1,1973, Chassis 588 was destined for California soon after. As per the Maserati Classiche certification, this Bora left the factory with the larger and more powerful 4.9 Liter, quad cam V8 engine and a Blaupunkt “Frankfurt” radio- both of which still can be found in the car. Readily apparent is the wonderful condition of this fine Maserati sports car. Having been the recipient of a restoration, the body shows with clean lines and proper sheet metal fitment. The expectedly red paint shines along with the minimal touches of brightwork. Inside, the black leather swathed interior presents with equal attention to detail. More importantly, a comprehensive project addressing the mechanicals of the Bora was conducted over the course of 2015-2019. A complete engine and transmission rebuild from crank to cams has resulted in a strong and fresh motor ready to deliver howling pulls at speed. Of particular concern in today’s traffic is the dispensation of heat. To ward off the imminent issue, the cooling system received a new high-performance electric water pump and SPAL pulling fans. The extent of the work- totaling tens of thousands of dollars- goes beyond what can be described in such a brief description, so it is best recommended to view the history file which dates back to 1987. In addition, both the owner’s and maintenance manuals and tools will be included alongside the car, as well as the original bonnet. A fine alternative to its Italian contemporaries, the Maserati Bora offers big V8 power housed in a more restrained, svelte package for the period. This example will prove to be readily rally-proven and should not be passed up. via Gooding Scottsdale ’15 sold $264k
- 177 1956 Cooper T39 Bobtail CS11-12-56 $190,000.00 $230,000.00 White and Blue race car. In 1956 Charles Cooper asked Brabham to ship a T39 to Australia and introduce the model to the country’s racing scene in November’s Australian Tourist Trophy. Brabham’s friend Bill Patterson, an accomplished amateur racer (1954 Australian Hill Climb champion), knew of the plan and asked Brabham to bring him a T39 as well, equipped, like Brabham’s, with the more powerful Coventry-Climax FWB 1460cc engine. According to Brabham in a 2008 conversation with the car’s current owner, T39s were in short supply, so to get Patterson’s car Brabham deftly intercepted a T39 that had been destined for America. Indeed, when the two T39s arrived in Australia, the car on offer today sported the white and blue-striped livery meant for the Briggs Cunningham team. Stirling Moss won the race in a Maserati 300S, leading a host of the heavy, front-engine machinery then dominating sports-car racing; Brabham finished 11th but first in class, undoubtedly attracting the desired attention with his foot-to-the-floor driving style. Patterson DNF’d after rolling his car on the first lap but returned on the meet’s second weekend for a class win, 3rd overall. Patterson next entered the 1957 Australian Grand Prix but failed to start after gearbox problems in qualifying. This T39’s next race was the 1957 Victorian Tourist Trophy. Patterson took a well-earned third and a class win, and then placed second in the 1957 NSW South Pacific Championship at Mount Panorama. In 1958 Patterson competed only three times, notably taking a class win and second overall at the Victorian Hill Climb Championship, obliterating the class record by a full four seconds. Patterson then sold the car to Alan Jack, who ran it sparingly in both the 1959 and 1961 seasons but finish 5th at the 1959 Australian Grand Prix. At the 1961 Australian GP at Mallala, Jack finished 7th as Coopers captured six of the first seven slots. Jack’s final race in the car was the Australian Tourist Trophy, where he took 4th overall and 1st in class. After Jack retired the car, it passed through several more owners before ending up in a rural auto museum in western Australia, where it was discovered as a heavily campaigned old racecar, by the present owner. It did have the original chassis with number plate; lower arms; magnesium brake hubs, drums, uprights and rims; driver’s seat; steering wheel; instruments; undertrays; tank and more. The original, fragile ERSA gearbox had been replaced by a Volkswagen unit. The extensive restoration included many replacements from Crosthwaite and Gardiner (new rims, steering box, tie rods, brake and clutch master cylinders, brake pads, rear uprights, bronze bushings, wheel bearings, the correct chrome moly tube steering column; all removed original components are supplied with the car.) The engine and cylinder head were completely freshened; a new generator was fitted; the carburetors were rebuilt by Australian SU specialists; and new lower wishbones were manufactured with adjustable turnbuckles to aid correct wheel alignment. Vintage racing rules dictated a roll cage, so a custom arrangement was built using the same chrome-moly tubing as for the chassis. The car was campaigned regularly at Australian vintage meets from 2009 to 2015, when the Cooper was damaged. The owner had a new body made to exact specifications, using another T39 for patterns, and the result is a spectacular achievement (the original is included with today’s sale). This beautiful T39 was racing as recently as December, 2018, and it is ready to return to the track, eligible for numerous vintage race meetings including the Goodwood Revival and Le Mans Classic. via Bonhams Greenwich ’19 withdrawn.
- 178 1948 Bentley Mark VI James Young Saloon B495CD $175,000 $225,000 Two tone Blue over Blue leather. RHD. James Young offered up the ‘New Look,’ an aptly named striking, ultra-streamlined saloon on the Bentley Mark VI chassis, with fully integrated fenders, covered rear wheels, and little excess chrome trim. Only three two-door examples of the design, no. C10M, were produced. The car offered here, chassis no. B495CD, was exhibited on James Young’s stand at the 1948 Earls Court Motor Show. It caused a considerable sensation and was featured in many of the motoring magazines of the time. After the show it was delivered to Ronald Strauss, of the British brokerage house Strauss, Turnbull & Company. In 1955, the car was purchased by the famous racing driver and dealer, Duncan Hamilton, who sold it to Thomas Wittle & Sons, a well-known manufacturer of fan belts in Warrington. Much of the present restoration was completed in 1985, reportedly at a cost of £36,000, after which it was used for a couple of years. Following many years on display it has been extensively freshened by the Calumet Collection, with the interior wood polished and other extensive detailing and mechanical work performed. Fabulous details are prominent throughout, including front wing windows operated by small turn handles, as well as exquisitely finished rear quarter windows that swivel open for ventilation. The ‘sunshine roof’ is present and functional, as-original, but now operates manually rather than by an electric motor. The door pockets accommodate sets of period beverage glasses and a flask. Wonderful original touches include the Lucas driving light, Bentley B70 headlamps (original to the car), unusually low-mounted trafficators, and incredibly delicate, beautifully finished bumper guards. Full, correct sets of road and hand tools are of course provided, along with other documentation and a written report from noted historian Diane Brandon. The ‘New Look’ marks the most audacious post-war styling from James Young – the birth of a new era in streamlined design, courtesy of one of the UK’s greatest coachbuilders. via RM Scottsdale ’19 sold $224k.
- 179 1931 Cadillac 452A Fleetwood Sport Phaeton 703225 $400,000 $500,000 Few of the early V-16s are more desirable than the Style no. 4260 Fleetwood sport phaeton, one of the most beautiful of Harley Earl’s early General Motors designs. The car achieved flowing and delicate lines, with a beltline that gently curved into the doors and ran back the length of the car, while still providing a windshield for the rear seat passengers. When not in use, the windshield could be rolled down into the back of the front seat, thus avoiding the cumbersome hinged second cowl often employed on this style. Instrumentation was provided in the division, so that the passengers could monitor the chauffeur’s progress to their satisfaction. It is believed that eighty-five original, authentic examples of the sport phaeton were produced, of which fewer than twenty 1931 models remain extant. The car offered here is body no. 85, the highest known body number and, therefore, likely the very last sport phaeton produced. According to its build sheet, this special V-16 was delivered new in Brooklyn, finished in black and Tunis Blue with Old Ivory striping, black fenders and chassis, and a Burbank cloth top, as well as dual sidemounted spares. Interestingly, no other optional accessories are mentioned, though later owners saw fit to add driving lights and wind wings, to complete the car’s authentic appearance. The earliest known collector owner of the sport phaeton David Towell, the latter a prominent Akron, Ohio, Cadillac dealer for decades, who maintained a small, select private collection of his own. Several significant V-16s figured into the Towell fleet over the years, including most prominently a one-off Madame X Imperial landau cabriolet and the legendary Pinin Farina boattail speedster. He was a well-known figure in Midwestern vintage automobile circles and a frequent participant in shows and concours with his cars for many years. The V-16 sport phaeton was thus in very good company in his collection for some time, winning a Classic Car Club of America Primary First Prize at the Dearborn Grand Classic in 1967. The car was sold by Mr. Towell in 1969 to Peter Kruidenier of Scottsdale (son of a Cadillac dealer), from whom it was acquired in 1973 by LaRue C. Thomas, owner of Los Angeles’s famed Thomas Cadillac Company, the world’s largest Cadillac dealer for his personal collection. In other words, the car’s three most recent owners were all proud Cadillac dealers or scions thereof. It has been in good hands, those of men who knew, loved, and believed in the Cadillac marque, for the last half century. This was reportedly Mr. Thomas’s favorite of his many vintage Cadillacs, licensed “GLENIE” in California, in honor of his beloved wife. It was featured in the 1981 Cadillac national advertising campaign, on loan from the Thomas fleet, displayed in the dealership’s sixth floor high above the City of Angels. While the Thomas collection was relatively private, Mr. Thomas would occasionally exhibit the car at local events, both for promotional purposes and for sheer enjoyment. Because of this sentimentality and the close personal connection to the car, the sport phaeton was one of the few vehicles that Mr. Thomas continued to maintain after selling the majority of his collection. The car remained in the ownership of LaRue Thomas until his passing in 2004, and is offered today as one of the final Cadillacs remaining in the hands of the storied Thomas Family. In storage in recent years and believed to have been unseen in public in the last three decades, the car remains very complete, solid and intact, though the restoration, in Hunter Green and black with white striping and tan canvas top, is considerably older, it has held up extremely well; a testimate to the quality of the work performed. Ideally, it would also be an easy beginning for a complete re-restoration, after which the car would be envied after debut to modern concours audiences. It is accompanied by a copy of the original build sheet, a copy of the 1931 V-12 and V-16 service manual, and the Thomases’ history and maintenance file. Few surviving V-16s, even others of the rare 1931 models, can offer this sport phaeton’s excellent history, including time spent with David Towell and LaRue C. Thomas – great names in the world of Cadillacs.
- 180 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition 1FAFP90S26Y401772 $400,000.00 $500,000.00 Of the 2000-era Ford GTs, none are more sought after than the limited-production Heritage Edition model, like the one we are pleased to offer here. Officially titled the Heritage Paint Livery Package, this $13,000 option was finished on just 343 cars and was only available during the final production year of 2006. The brilliant light blue and orange paint calls back to the famed Gulf Oil sponsored John Wyer Automotive Engineering cars, which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in both 1968 and 1969. Sold new from the Ford dealership in Novato, California in September of 2006, the Heritage Edition Ford GT appears to have remained in the Golden State until 2010. At this time, the Ford relocated to the North East for about two years, before being purchased by the consignor, a prominent Southern California-based collector of exclusive sports and high performance cars, in 2012. The CARFAX report offered with the car, lists just two owners on the car since new. Today, this Heritage Edition Ford GT presents in excellent condition and has received exceptional care for the entirety of its existence. Just about 1,900 miles are recorded on the odometer at the time of cataloging, and the supercar remains in largely as-new pristine condition with minimal signs of the past decade. The car is offered with owner’s manuals along with other factory options and accessories. Given its inimitable heritage, prolific performance, stunning design, and thrilling driving experience, Ford’s GT supercar is a unique creation that will undoubtedly be revered for years to come. This particular GT offers a great opportunity to add a particularly rare and well-optioned example to any collection. Considered an “Instant Classic” by many collectors around the world, this 1,900-mile 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition deserves serious consideration.
- 181 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster 1E10675 $150,000.00 $180,000.00 N/R Red over Black leather. This restored, matching-numbers 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster presents a wonderful opportunity to enjoy open-air motoring in one of the greatest sports cars ever made. Jaguar caused a sensation when the company introduced its revolutionary XK120 at the 1948 London Motor Show, but it was nothing compared to the worldwide reaction to the E-Type’s introduction at the 1961 Geneva Auto Show. News of this extraordinarily graceful machine quickly spread, drawing enthusiasts from around the world in a buying frenzy seldom seen before. The E-Type’s elaborate coachwork hid a beautifully balanced driving machine patterned closely after the all-conquering D-Type racer, utilizing a fully stressed all-steel monocoque chassis with front and rear subframes. Its direct forebear, however, was a special lightweight racer that competed in the 1960 Le Mans 24 Hours and featured a fuel injected engine and an all-wheel coil-spring independent suspension, a system so well-conceived that Jaguar kept it in production for more than 30 years. In 1964, Jaguar replaced the 3.8L inline-6 that powered the first production E-Types with a 4.2L/265 HP version incorporating three SU side-draft carburetors and driving through an improved 4-speed all-synchromesh manual transmission. A balanced and refined performer with solid handling and a lovely engine note at any speed, the Series I remains one of the most collectible of the E-Type Jaguars, with such desirable features as covered headlights, chromed wire wheels and a well-designed cockpit with racing-inspired touches like a lightweight wood-rimmed steering wheel, full instrumentation, well-bolstered bucket seats, toggle switchgear and an available British Leyland AM/FM stereo. Presenting in beautiful red over a black top and interior, this Series I comes from a collector who stored, operated and maintained it with great care. With a recent mechanical sorting by Classic Showcase in Oceanside, California, that included fuel and hydraulic systems, this very sharp 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster is poised and ready to enjoy. via RM Hershey ’13 $115k & Mecum Monterey ’18 Not sold $180k.
- 182 1935 Riley MPH 2 seat Sports 44T 2255 $650,000.00 $750,000.00 All MPH cars are charted in a remarkable reference work by Robin Cameron, of which considerable time is devoted to the car we offer here. As with some others of its era, the MPH appears to be something of an anomaly in the production, in that from its earliest days it is one of two cars to have carried its chassis number, albeit each with a different pre-fix and different coachwork. Mr. Cameron pontificates extensively as to the reasons why this is the case, while all the time confirming and acknowledging that both cars have full histories and legitimate claims to their hallowed status as MPHs. In fact, assisted by its distinctive British Registration ‘OW 7925’, its history is recorded and almost certainly carries a pedigree associated with one of the most famous of all those who raced the ‘blue diamond’ brand, Hector Dobbs. Dobbs was an exceptional privateer who became something of a national hero in the mid-1930s in Great Britain. Most notably, in an era when the British motor industry did not produce a true single-seater racing car, he was one of a number of privateers who converted two-seat chassis to single-seat configuration using offset bodywork, and was probably the most famous exponent of them. His two Riley specials of 1935 were by far the most successful of this genre, although with the arrival of the first ERA in 1934 changed the racing landscape and the offset style of body was soon to be a thing of the past. The prefix of its ‘OW 7925’ license confirms it to have been originally road registered in the jurisdiction of Southampton County Council, which Dobb’s Hedge End Motors of Botley would certainly have come under for this purpose. Visually, ‘OW 7925’ was first seen in an advertisement in Motor Sport in June 1954, where it is pictured and captioned ‘Riley MPH One of these rare, fast 2-seaters, with a lovely body finished in red, 6-cylinder, 3-carburetor engine, forerunner of the successful E.R.A.s. Full weather equipment including zipped tonneau’. In the coming years it passed to one Frederick Clarke, a trader specializing in the marque, whose son Michael has confirmed to the current owner that by then the car was in a somewhat tired order, and had received a replacement engine following frost damage to the 6-cylinder engine. Nevertheless, it was very much in the form that it is still to this day, this being all part of its detailed and interesting file. By then, three key discriminating factors were already apparent, the MPH front-end torsion bar set up had been removed, the steering box mounting bracket was heavily lightened/drilled and the rear brakes were likewise altered to a Bowden cable set up. All three of these characteristics were Dobbs hallmarks. Curiously, the car is also always known to have had 3 carburetors, rather than the standard twin set up, which has led to the addition of a purposeful hood ‘bulge’ to accommodate this performance upgrade. The most plausible reason summarized by Cameron and other marque experts is that 44T 2255 had been used by Dobbs as the basis for one of his famed Single Seaters during the 1935 season, one of which was known to have been based on an MPH and then had its body returned to it prior to sale. Or indeed it was placed on another of the distinctive MPH frames, for the original chassis plate that its body still carries to this day is the sole marker of its identity. Even in its early post war transactions, suggestion was made that the car had had a glittering racing career, perhaps even participation at Le Mans but despite extensive research by various owners this has amounted to nothing more than conjecture, as if often said of cars ‘if only they could speak’… Clarke’s recollection was that the Riley was sold to a Naval Officer based in Southampton, who, perhaps optimistically, intended to restore it while onboard an aircraft carrier! It seems unlikely that this actually happened for it next surfaced with a Peter Still, who had advertised looking for one of these cars and received a response from a lady who seemed rather keen to dispose of the car while her husband was at sea! At this point the Riley was refurbished for the first time by Still and a period correct Riley six-cylinder power plant fitted. Its history from this point is well charted through numerous collectors, many who have been luminaries of the hobby, and all would have appreciated the MPH’s collectible status and racing potential (the pre-selector gearbox being a direct forerunner to ERA), including Chris Mann, Werner Oswald, Eckhart Berg and Anthony Bamford. The Riley migrated to the USA in the late 1990s and continued in that vein with ownership by noted collector Bill Roberts of Washington State. Mr. Roberts was responsible for giving the car something of a ‘birthday’ with new upholstery matched to the body color, rewiring and strengthening of its 60-year-old frame. Enamored by its beauty but slightly challenged in its usability because of the size of the cockpit, he cleverly had the cross bar behind the driver and passenger pushed back, to allow room to set back their seats. This is undoubtedly a success and interestingly would not have been possible in terms of space but for the modified ‘Dobbs’ brake set up. Bill Roberts retained the car using it on various tours, including a few Colorado Grands, before it passed to David Cohen in Vancouver, BC. Since 2008, the Riley has been domiciled on this Peninsula in a private collection of ‘driver’s cars’, where it has been exercised on occasion and maintained as necessary. Through its near 85-year career it has gained a charming natural patina, the like of which can not be replicated. Its rich burgundy paintwork and matched trim remain cleanly presented and its history is supported by a file with various copies of period images and correspondence. The hen’s teeth of Rileys, and the definitive article of their production, this with its added benefit of provenance and assumed link to Hector Dobbs’ racing career, will provide its next owner with a beautiful and important sporting pre-war British car that is eligible for numerous events and a joy to experience.
- 183 1911 Delahaye Type 413A Charabanc 249 $100,000.00 $135,000.00 N/R This particular Delahaye started life in France as a fire engine built by Société Generale du Carrosserie et de Charronage of Paris, and was in service in south east France. After very little tine in service, it was superseded by a larger machine that could cover a wider area. Decommissioned, the Delahaye found its way to the Musée de l’Automobile du Sud-Est in St Cannat (Provence) where it remained for many years. When the museum closed in 1973, the Delahaye was purchased by Michael Banfield, a well known British fire engine enthusiast, who kept it for another 40 years with the intention of undertaking a restoration, though this was never carried out. The Delahaye was registered in the UK in 1981 as ‘LE 7485’. In 2014, the present owner purchased the Delahaye and commenced out a ‘ground upwards’ restoration, which included fitting the 12-seater charabanc body. The vehicle is powered by a 3.0-litre, four-cylinder, sidevalve engine, which drives via a Ferodo type cone clutch to a three-speed transaxle gearbox with reverse gear. Final drive is by chain. A battery, charging system, and electric starter motor have been added, while the metal brakes have been converted to Ferodo friction linings, and pneumatic tyres fitted to the wooden wheels (the original tyres would have been solid rubber). The restoration was only completed earlier this year (2016), and related bills are available. Perfect for summer outings in the company of friends and family, and with considerable potential for promotional work, this unique vehicle also comes with a UK V5C registration Certificate and import paperwork showing duties paid. via Bonhams Olympia ’16 $78k
- 184 1974 Fiat X1/9 128AS-0012555 $25,000.00 $30,000.00 N/R Having covered just over 13,000 original miles, the car is in phenomenal condition. The original Sand (code 561) paint has been beautifully preserved, as has the showroom-like interior. To ensure that the mid-engine sports coupe performed as exceptionally as it looked, the country’s leading X1/9 specialists went through the car and performed a complete mechanical restoration. A detailed list of the work performed is included in the cars history file. Some of the noteworthy work consists of a rebuild of the engine with choice upgrades to a Euro-spec tune, a new clutch master, slave, disc and pressure plate, along with a lightened flywheel, an overhaul of the cooling system, braking system, and suspension system. It was at this time that the car was fitted with a new-old-stock dual-outlet Super Sprint performance exhaust and a highly sought-after set of mint condition magnesium Cromodora CD-39 13×6 wheels which wear new production, period-correct DOT-approved Michelin TB15 road rally tires with original metal FIAT center caps. Since the work was performed, the car has covered just a few thousand miles. On a recent test drive, the car performed beautifully and was an absolute pleasure to drive. The X1/9 has been displayed and toured at the Fiat Club of America national gathering in Pittsburgh in July 2015, and more recently featured at the 2018 Hilton Head Island Concourse. Accompanying the Bertone are its original 1974 specific owner’s manual, warranty book, service station book, tool kit, jack and spare, in addition to extras which include the original wheels and tires. Whether on the concourse filed, in a museum, or part a significant collection, this exceptional Fiat X1/9 will be sure to draw attention wherever it goes. Do not miss a rare opportunity to acquire a best-of-breed example of a rapidly appreciating classic.
- 185 1965 Volvo P1800S Coupe 18345VE13720 $60,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R This stunning Volvo P1800S was sold new to its original owner, Fumiko Carlson, in California, where the Swedish sports car would remain in for its entire life. Over the years, the car would have only four additional caretakers, each of which is partially responsible for the vehicles incredible condition. In 1988, the cars 3rd owner had the B18 engine fully rebuilt. The cars 4th owner decided to bring the car back to showroom condition. Show Car Restoration of Van Nuys, California, was entrusted with the vehicle and given the task of bringing it back to its as-delivered condition. In 1995, a 4-year rotisserie restoration was commenced. During the restoration, only the very best parts available were used. The exterior was refinished in the original shade of Pearl White. The interior shines just as brightly with a complement of beautiful, original blue-faced gauges and an original radio delete plate on the dash. Volvo accessory Recaro chrome-plated seat recliners and headrests make the front seats fully adjustable while the original folding rear seat with original leather luggage straps is in the rear. During the restoration, the dealer-installed air conditioning was removed, but the thermostatically controlled electric cooling fan was left in place should the unit, which will accompany the car, want to be reinstalled. Underneath, the chassis has been tastefully updated with a more sporting oriented suspension, Bilstein shocks, ipd sway bars, 30mm lowering springs, and Panasport wheels (stock wheels accompany the car). Thanks to the choice upgrades, this P1800S handles like a lightweight sports car should, and is a real joy to drive. Since the completion of the restoration, the car has been used sparingly and always properly stored inside, undercover. Since 2016, the car has been under the stewardship of the country’s top P1800 specialists, where it has benefited from continuous upkeep and kept up to current parts standards, including recently receiving an original Girling brake booster, accurate interior upholstery panels, new rubber body seals, and a new wiring harness. In addition to the original spares mentioned above, the car is accompanied by its original owner’s manual in sleeve, original tool kit, jack and covered spare.
- 186 1965 Citroen DS21 Concorde Coupe 4350009 $175,000.00 $225,000.00 This car is one of approximately 35 examples build by Chapron, and it is one of just six from the second series, distinguished by the “finned” rear wing treatment. Build records supplied by the coachbuilder show that chassis number 4.350.009 arrived at Chapron in October 1965 and was assigned the commission number 7550. It was completed and invoiced on the 10th of December 1965. According to the documentation, Chapron built this Concorde to special order for Monsieur Jean Lavail, who listed his address as the architectural firm CETAB. This elegant Citroën is no doubt a fittingly sophisticated motor car for a French architect. Appropriately for a coachbuilt car, this example included a host of luxury options. The high specification as listed on the build sheet includes power windows, leather trim, optional Jaeger instrument cluster, Radiomatic FM radio with automatic Hirschmann antenna, Marchal fog lamps, and Robergel wire wheels. The handsome Midnight Blue and Shell Gray livery it wears today is the original color scheme as specified on the build sheet. All-in, Mr. Lavail’s invoice totaled nearly FF 41,000, which would have been the equivalent of over $8,000 US Dollars. By comparison, a new Cadillac DeVille cost less than $6,000, and the exclusive Citroën would have been on par with the cost of a new Cadillac Series 75 Limousine. While it is not clear how long Monsieur Lavail owned his DS Concorde, it appears that it spent the majority of its life in France, with French registration papers showing it changed hands in 1985. The new owner, a professional Citroën mechanic, bought the car as a complete and original example, although it was not running at the time. He gradually refurbished it, treating it to a light restoration in 2000, and is said to have rebuilt the engine during his ownership, although records are not available. For the next 33 years, the owner enjoyed and cared for this very special Citroën, maintaining it in excellent condition and using it regularly on the road. Today, this beautiful and rare DS21 Concorde benefits from a recent cosmetic freshening of the restoration. It presents in its original colors of Midnight Blue with a Shell Gray roof, which highlights the crisp and elegant Henri Chapron design. The bespoke exterior trim, unique to the Concorde model, was polished and detailed. Likewise, the beautiful interior is freshened with new plush carpeting and rejuvenated leather upholstery. The seats have an appealing character, with light creasing accrued through gentle use, while the panels, dash and headlining are in original condition. It runs and drives with the road feel of a car that has seen consistent use and careful maintenance. This lovely example is ready for continued enjoyment at the hands of its next enthusiastic caretaker.
- 187 1966 Ferrari 330GT 2 + 2 Series II 8361 $260,000.00 $310,000.00 Never mind letters of credit or wire transfers; when U.S. Ferrari importer Luigi Chinetti ordered a new car from the factory in the 1960s, he simply wrote a check and mailed it off to Modena. Such was the case when he arranged the purchase of this example, a left-hand drive, U.S.-specification 330 GT 2+2. Having received a check from Chinetti Motors in the amount of $8,349.00, Ferrari completed and shipped chassis 8361 in March of 1966, and it was delivered to its first owner, a Mr. Fulmor, in Los Angeles on April 26 of that year. It was finished in Argento with a beige leather interior and equipped with electric windows and a Blaupunkt stereo. As documented by Ferrari researchers Marcel Massini and Cathy Roush, this car was soon thereafter sold to Mr. Richard Robinson of Santa Ana, California, who enjoyed the car until December 10, 1977, when he in turn sold it to Mr. Gary Alums of Manhattan Beach. This Ferrari remained with Mr. Alums until his passing, when his estate sold it to the current owner on August 29, 1997. At that point in time, the car had recorded just 75,002 miles. The new owner – an experienced foreign car technician residing in the San Jose area – immediately began a comprehensive restoration that encompassed three and a half years. The engine was completely overhauled, with new pistons and rings, new valves, springs, guides, and valve seats. All plain and roller bearings were replaced, the water pump and mechanical fuel pump were rebuilt, and a new electric booster fuel pump installed, and in 2002, the trio of downdraft Weber carburetors was overhauled by experts at Pierce Manifold. A new Bosch 70w/h internally-regulated alternator was installed and the car recently received a Pertronix ignition. Both the radiator and gas tank were cleaned and the latter resealed. The transmission was refurbished, and a new rubber driveshaft coupling installed. Underneath, the suspension was rebuilt, all bushings replaced, the front A-arms were replated and the braking system was overhauled. In 1999, the new owner had the Pininfarina-built body re-sprayed in Silver as when new, by John Holt of Autosport Autobody in Clovis, California. The bumpers, over-riders, door handles, and other chrome trim items were replated, and all stainless steel parts polished. Finally, a new interior was crafted to original patterns by Chuck Coop at Jack’s Auto Top and Upholstery in early 2012. All receipts are available for inspection. Although the car was delivered with a set of Campagnolo light-alloy center-lock wheels, a previous owner acquired and installed a new set of period-correct and optional chrome-plated Borrani wire wheels. The original Campagnolo wheels are supplied with the car, along with the original ignition system, an original spark plug wrench and grease gun, a replacement tool set, jack, hub puller, and some documents and manuals. In 2015, the car was purchased by its current owner, a Greenwich CT. based collector. Since, it has been maintained at Miller Motorcars and further received a full repaint compliments of J+B Body Works of Mt. Vernon NY. Most importantly, a Ferrari Classiche certification was completed and delivered within the past year and will be accompanying the car upon purchase. This handsome Ferrari has been displayed many times at Concorso Italiano, most recently in 2012. With fewer than 10,000 miles added since its complete renovation, it offers its next owner four liter’s worth of lusty V12 power in a family-friendly 2+2 package, perfect for the enthusiast desirous of fast and smooth motoring.
- 188 1923 Rolls-Royce 20HP Barker Dual Windshield Tourer 54S4 $100,000.00 $130,000.00 Offered here is a stunningly beautiful Barker-bodied Rolls-Royce Twenty Tourer. Based on copies of factory records and ledgers provided by the Rolls-Royce Foundation, the earliest information available shows that chassis 54S4 was tested on February 14, 1923, as the 168th Twenty chassis in the production run. The chassis completed with drivetrain and axles was sent right to Barker & Co when new, where it was fitted with the lovely, Barrel-sided Open Tourer coachwork as seen on the car today. The finished Rolls-Royce received its final inspections on June 29, 1923 and was then delivered to a Mr. F. Goodbody in Wales. 54S4 then went to a Rolls-Royce agency in London, where it was sold on November 29, 1924 to Arnold Reckitt, of Yorkshire. Reckitt, an industrialist and supposedly personal friend of Winston Churchill, who used the Twenty to pick up his guests at the train station to be taken to his estate. The Rolls-Royce was later sold to Breckon Hill Motors, Milddlesborough in 1967, at which point an extensive restoration was carried out. In 1971, the Twenty Barker Tourer was sold to Perry Jenkins of Pebble Beach, California. He had further restoration work done by Herb Wuesthoff in Northern California, including fitting a new 1929 20-type cylinder block. In 1980, Mr. Jenkins sold the car to Windom Estes, also resident of Pebble Beach. He remained the owner for almost 40 years until recently. During his ownership, 54S4 received extensive cosmetic and mechanical attention, including the installment of a new cylinder head supplied by Frank Cook of the Vintage Garage. Today this lovely 1923 Rolls-Royce Twenty Dual Windshield Tourer by Barker shows beautifully with handsome patina and is ready for touring and concours shows. The car is offered with tools, a handbook and side curtains, as well as a history file containing factory records from when the car was new.
- 189 1934 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Phaeton Rep. 2579/J-555 $600,000.00 $800,000.00 This 1934 Duesenberg Model J Dual Phaeton J555 was originally dressed in a Willoughby Berline body mounted on chassis number 2579. Early documentation suggests that it was rebodied around 1939 to be a convertible sedan, but at some point during its illustrious career, the 1934 Model J was reconfigured by Duesenberg restoration guru Fran Roxas as a Torpedo Phaeton in the style of Brunn. This 1934 J555 features the iconic Duesenberg seven-liter straight-eight motor with all eight cylinders feeding into a single exhaust, an avant-garde powerhouse built for speed and reliability, described by the media of the era as the one of the biggest, fastest and most expensive automobiles ever built. This Torpedo Phaeton is robed in stunning midnight blue with contrasting mocha leather upholstery, brown carpet and white wall tires mounted on chrome wire wheels. As was the penchant of the day, this Duesenberg features extravagant chrome detail with two driving lights mounted on the windshield, a large luggage rack on the rear and two spare white wall tires on wire wheels mounted to the front fenders. The chrome slatted running boards are typical of the era and accentuate the ostentatious sweeping lines of the front wheel arches. Built to serve the aristocracy’s predilection for luxurious touring, this Torpedo Phaeton features a second windshield to protect the rear passengers from the wind at high speeds and provides a little privacy from the chauffeur. The interior is accessed through hidden hinged coach doors, also known as suicide doors, and both compartments have heavily padded bench seats dressed in soft brown leather. The front metal dashboard is strewn with chromed dials, gauges and instruments, and passengers in the rear are invited to keep track of the time, speed and general direction of progress through a rear-compartment dashboard with a Jaeger clock, speedometer and compass. The overall demeanor of this 1934 Duesenberg Torpedo Phaeton is one of elegance, opulence and speed, as is underlined by the Duesenberg winged hood mascot, also known as the ‘Duesenbird’, and the spread-eagle insignia mounted on the radiator. Extensive research has been executed on this car and it appears to have cruised under the radar for several decades, reemerging around 1982 when it resided in the stewardship of a gentleman in Chicago. Then in 1986 it was featured in Duesenberg: The Pursuit of Perfection, written by Fred Roe, a tome generally recognized as the Holy Book of the Duesenberg marque. Two years later, in 1988, the car was apparently invited to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance as a participant in the New Coachwork Class, featuring its Torpedo Phaeton body by Roxas. According to a blog stream on the Auburn/Cord/Duesenberg Club website dated 2006 through 2007, the body for J555 was owned by Bill Bicknel of Ohio in 1991. Mr. Bicknell had intended to mount the Duesenberg body on his Packard/Henny Hearse, but was persuaded instead to sell it. Shortly thereafter, on November 7, 1992, the car was listed in a Las Vegas auction and described as ‘a Fran Roxas Torpedo Phaeton built on Frame 2579 in the style of Brunn, complete with dual enclosed side mounts, chrome wires, and a single Pilot Ray trumpet horn’. The car reappeared a year later at the 1993 Barrett Jackson Exposition and then again in 1995 at the Kruse auction in Auburn, featuring its beautiful dark blue paint with sumptuous brown leather interior and tan top. Fast forward to June 2004 and the 1934 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Phaeton was displayed by Coys auction house at the Silverstone Historic Tribute meeting. Since 2006, this lovely Duesenberg has been in the private collection of a well-known British collector and the long-term owner of the famous 1931 Daimler Double Six Daimler 50 Corsica Drophead Coupe that won Best of Show at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2006. The esteemed collector bequeathed the Duesenberg to his daughter in his will and she has made exhaustive attempts to piece together the history of the car. Recently in receipt of a full service by Edwards Motorsport of Bristol, England, the Duesenberg remains today in good running condition, and sports one of the most distinctive body styles of the time and restored to the highest possible standards. Presented with UK V5 registration documentation, this is quite possibly one of the most stunning and presentable Duesenberg Model J examples available today, this gorgeous Torpedo Phaeton offers its new owner the experience of superb open touring, whilst steeped in a mélange of luxury and history, reminiscent of the Golden Age of motorcars.
- 190 1987 Porsche 930 Flachbau Cabriolet WP0EB0932HS070161 $190,000.00 $230,000.00 This exceedingly rare and highly collectible 1987 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Slant Nose Cabriolet must be among the finest examples available on the market today. Completed at the Zuffenhausen-based Porsche factory in June of 1987, the new 930 Turbo was handsomely optioned with the $28,422 Slant Nose option and electronic Cabriolet top, among other desirable options. The new Porsche was equipped for the US-market and completed in the elegant and classic silver metallic exterior over a black leather interior; just as it appears today. Once the new Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Slant Nose Cabriolet had arrived on US soil, it was sold through Holberts Motors of Warrington, PA in December 1987, yet is recorded as having resided in Kansas with the first owner. The consignor – a prominent East Coast based collector of fine European sports cars – bought the silver Porsche in 1995 from the second owner, a gentleman named Steve Clay in Tennessee. Having been sparingly driven throughout its life, the 930 Slant Nose Cabriolet had covered just 21,326 miles at the time of cataloging. Notes on the CARFAX report documents the cars low mileage very well, with many service and title notes logged. The car has been continually stored inside a temperature-controlled garage, at least for the past two decades, and remains extremely well cared for and highly original throughout. This incredibly rare, 930 Turbo Cabriolet Slant Nose is accompanied by factory accessories such as the space saver spare with bag, as well as a copy of the original window sticker and CARFAX report. The original Blaupunkt radio is still in situ in the dash. As one of the rarest models in Porsches history, this very original 1987 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Slant Nose Cabriolet is surely a car which will be appreciated for decades to come and offers thrilling performance and iconic looks.
- 191 2018 Ferrari 488 Challenge ZFF87EXX000227921 $225,000.00 $250,000.00 The Ferrari 488 Challenge offer here is fresh from 2 seasons of racing action, competing in the 2017-2019 editions of the Ferrari Challenge series where it was successfully campaigned by The Collection (Ferrari of Miami). Living under the care of a professional racing program, this example comes complete with an entire set of log books dating back to the car’s initial delivery; something rarely seen and provided when searching for a Challenge series car. Complimenting its history of maintenance records, this 488 Challenge has also been recently inspected, serviced, and is prepared for track use. Represented today in Ferrari’s iconic Rossa Corsa livery, the exterior color is the only conventional part of this incredible masterpiece of engineering. Low stance, winglets, and the exaggerated rear wing and front valence all work to direct air through and around this car. Ferrari has successfully created a production racing car that can easily be campaigned by a weekend track day hobbyist or immediately entered into today’s Ferrari Challenge series. The Ferrari 488 Challenge’s ease of use allows drivers of any skill level, from novice to pro, to race a car equally suited for the 24 Hours of LeMans as it is for building practical race craft at the local track. The buyer of this car can be confident that there will be plenty of support in running this car with aggression on track for years to come.
- 192 2017 Ferrari F12 TDf 222634 $975,000.00 $1,100,000.00 Unlike any other F12tdf, this example presented here is the product of Ferrari’s own tailor made program instead of a standard configurator ordered example. An exclusive service which goes beyond the regular exterior and interior options, those looking to personalize their vehicle even further, for a cost, can affect nearly every detail. Fundamentally finished in the special-order exterior paint color Bianco Tartan, the rest of the car wears a scheme of Blu Scozia and Giallo details. Effectively every carbon fiber detail of the car has been finished in blue, even down to the engine cover and door cards in contrasting gloss and matte finishes. The wonderfully appointed interior is finished in Saddle leather with yellow stitched accents. Affixed onto the car is a personalization specifications plaque listing every last custom treatment and It is recommended that one view this as to fully grasp the scope of the personalization. All in, the value of a nicely sized midwestern home was spent to achieve the final vision of the Ferrari’s owner. The car has spent its life in the state of Oregon from the moment of delivery. Currently, the odometer shows approximately 1,110 miles, and the tdf appears as close to ‘as new’ condition as a ‘preowned car’ can get. The F12tdf is truly a modern-day collectible that will continue to be held in high esteem by collectors and enthusiasts alike. With one of the classiest looking color combinations, this vehicle is sure to catch the eyes of most passerby. This F12tdf is surely one of the most well thought-out and desirable builds to leave Maranello. As such, the sale of this beautifully sculpted limited production supercar presents and incredible opportunity that should not be missed.
- 193 1923 Marmon Model 34B Speedster 2230091 On request On request According to the Marmon Club chassis 2230091 (denoting a 2-Passenger, built in 1923 as the ninety-first car of 170 built that year) is one of only seven known to still exist —especially rare for its highly sought-after Hume two-passenger body and much admired by the jet-set. The early years of this Marmon Speedster are unaccounted for, but we have documentation that places the car in the United States until 1973, when it was exported to England by Antiques Automobile Ltd. Two years later it was sold to Mr. Bernard William, who immediately passed it on to Roy Montague Middleton, owner of the Minardi Formula One racing team. In 1994, Christophe Brady acquired the car from Mr. Middleton and enjoyed its qualities for two full decades. H&H, the classic automobile auctioneer of Warrington in Cheshire, featured the Model 34 in its catalogue for a sale to be held on April 24th, 2014, at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford. The current owner, a self-proclaimed ‘aficionado of beautiful pre-war classics’ from Belgium, spied the Speedster in the catalogue and it was ‘love at first sight’, resulting in the successful purchase and delivery of the Marmon to Belgium. Exploration into this car’s past revealed a celebrated history including appearances in The Great Gatsby (1974), Reilly, Ace of Spies (1983), and Jeeves and Woodster (1990-1993). It also ran in the Paris-Deauville rally of 1979, with then-owner Roy Middleton, at the wheel. Through extensive research and no small amount of help from the Marmon Club, a multi-year renovation commenced, with the sole objective to return the car to original condition. In 2014 the consignor had the entire brake system reconditioned and installed servo-assist; the wheels were sandblasted and repainted in red, and white wall tires were added. A correct beige soft-top was installed, with diamond-shaped portholes. The following year new running-board covers were installed and the exhaust manifold was sandblasted and painted. 2016 was the year of the engine rebuild. All components – pistons, valves, pushrods, linings, camshaft, crankshaft, cylinder head and oil pump gearing, etc. were installed new or rebuilt and calibrated. Benefiting from new technology, the original water pump was scanned in 3D, a mold was formed in resin and then recreated in aluminum. The next two years saw the electricals replaced and the original instruments and wooden dashboard expertly renovated. Finally, the Stromberg carburetor was replaced by a Carter BB1 and new discs and springs were added to the clutch. This car is also equipped with a mini compressor to inflate the tires. A note from the editor of The Marmon Club News in July, 2019, states, “I can certainly attest to the passion with which [the owner] addressed the restoration of this car… which was thorough and accurate.” The beautiful blue aluminum exterior and interior black upholstery begged preservation rather than restoration, thus rendering this magnificent Marmon 34B largely original and correct, yet in excellent running order. During the restorative process, in 2016 and 2018, the owner participated in the Formula I Driver Parade at Spa-Francorchamps. This motorcar is offered with many parts, including the original tonneau and hood, water pump mold, original Stromberg carburetor, and the original tools. It is also accompanied by the 2019 Directory of the Marmon Club, various correspondence from 1973-1978, a First Edition of The Marmon Heritage, technical manuals, parts catalogues, period marketing materials and the British license plate from 1970. With such a comprehensive package on offer, the consignor is confident that his 1923 speedster will provide its next guardian with hours of pleasure and miles of excitement.
- 194 1995 Ferrari F355 Spider 104008 $70,000.00 $90,000.00 N/R This lovely Ferrari F355 Spider was originally sold new in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, delivered in the stunning color combination you see today, Fly Yellow over black interior. With 3 owners since new, this F355 has traveled less than 5,500 miles. Powered by the phenomenal 3.5L V8, this car is also equipped the desirable 6-speed manual with the gated shifter for a more visceral driving experience. Remaining in nearly untouched condition, this example presents magnificently. The interior is showroom floor fresh while the engine compartment appears in equally good condition. This example has received an exterior repaint of very high quality, as inspected. The CARFAX indicates maintenance at regular service intervals throughout the vehicle’s early life, although no service records are currently available. The car has been described as running and driving very well with the A/C in full functioning order in today’s condition. A very clean and tidy Ferrari F355, this example comes very well built, in a desirable color combination with incredibly low mileage and a manual transmission, making this a highly collectible example. Included in the sale is a tool kit and Owner’s Manual.
- 195 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Fisher Convertible Coupe 8344152 $50,000.00 $75,000.00 N/R One of 3,100 Series 62 convertible coupes built, this car was originally delivered by the Central Cadillac Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, finished in the two-tone color scheme of Crystal Blue Metallic over Oceano Blue Metallic, with blue leather interior and grey top, running boards, license plate frames, wheel discs, and blackwall tires. It is interesting and quite rare to find a two-door 1941 Cadillac, especially a convertible, that was delivered in a two-tone color scheme, as is confirmed by this car’s original build sheet. The car was acquired from Frank Corrente in 1992, to be part of the famed automobile collection on the sixth floor of the Thomas Cadillac Company in downtown Los Angeles. This collection at one time included virtually every significant model Cadillac produced between 1903 and 1976, including several significant V16s. While much of the collection was dispersed in 1993 after the dealership shuttered its doors, LaRue C. Thomas and his family elected to keep a few favored cars, including this Series 62 convertible, which has remained in the care of the family since. During 1994 the convertible was restored for Mr. Thomas by his longtime employees Lee Titus and Lee Kasabian, including being completely repainted and fully reupholstered, new brightwork, and restoration of the engine bay. It is obvious that a great deal of time and effort was invested in the completion of the restoration by Mr. Thomas’s dedicated team. Offered today from long-term display, the Cadillac would likely sort out well for road use, but could also be the basis of a modern concours restoration – perhaps to the striking original color scheme. It is accompanied by a copy of its build sheet, a photocopied shop manual, and its highly detailed restoration file including receipts and invoices for the work performed. This is a fine Cadillac, offered from one of the West Coast’s great names in Cadillac – Thomas.
- 196 1973 BMW 3.0 CS Alpina 4310004 $125,000.00 $175,000.00 Early in its life, Alpina supplied works race cars while also being a supplier of bolt-on parts which could be added both by a dealer or an owner. This beautiful Alpina equipped 3.0 CS has remained with its current owner in southern California since 2012, where it has been part of a significant European car collection. The Body is believed to wear the majority of its original Nachtbleu paint, which is in incredible condition, while the interior has been refreshed with new tan leather. Less than 2,000 miles ago, the car was treated to thorough mechanical refurbishment. The engine was removed from the chassis and fully rebuilt with new pistons and bearings. Underneath, a new gas tank and new shocks were fitted. This car is built to “Alpina” specifications and contains many ultra-rare and desirable bits such as the triple-Weber twin-choke carburetors found on Alpina race engines (of which only less than 200 are said to have been built), Alpina wheels, and an Alpina front air-dam. BMW 3.0 CSs are one of the most iconic designs from the celebrated Bayerische Motoren Werke and as such are highly coveted by collectors. Finding an example that has been as well preserved and maintained as this car is a rare find; finding one with all of the impossible to replace Alpina parts is a dream come true. This fantastic 3.0 CS Alpina is ready for spirited drives on rallies such as the Copperstate 1000 or for Concours showings.
- 197 1960 Maserati 3500GT Coupe AM101*998 $225,000.00 $275,000.00 This Weber carbureted 3500GT was most likely delivered new to the United States. Among the last cars produced in 1960, the car is reported to have been in the collections of Herb Young and later Alan Cordan. The Maserati later made its way to the Greenwich, Connecticut area by the 2000s and joined the collection of the current owner several years ago. Since purchasing the car, it has been thoroughly rebuilt by the respected team of specialists at Automotive Restorations in Stratford, Connecticut. Dozens of pages of invoices detail the work completed, including rebuilding the engine, carburetors, suspension, brake system, starter, and generator; revising and improving the electrical system; and installing a fresh gas tank. Cosmetically, the interior was reupholstered in black leather, the driver seat rails extended to fit taller drivers, a new original trunk liner was fitted, and the steering wheel, radio, and instruments were restored and rebuilt. The work, completed between the middle of 2016 and leading right up to today, totals over $130,000. Today the car is ready to join the collection of its next lucky owner. 3500 GTs continue to gain popularity among collectors and are considered excellent value compared to their Ferrari equivalents. Their handsome styling and luxurious appointments make them standout cars of their era. Both the elegant Touring coachwork combined with the engine that had its origin in the legendary Maserati 250F Formula racer make the 3500 GT among the most recognized Italian cars of the century.
- 198 1932 Packard 902 Coupe Roadster 509605 $200,000.00 $250,000.00 Delivered new on October 22, 1932, this Packard Standard Eight 902 2/4-Passenger Coupe Roadster carries excellent provenance, including 50 years of single-family ownership until it was purchased by the current owner in 2013. The engine and transmission were rebuilt by Al Prueitt & Sons of Pennsylvania, and they also fully restored the interior, including the complete interior, top, carpets and rumble seat, plus replacement of the electrical wiring in the engine bay and dash area. In 2015, a full repaint was completed by Advanced Color Tech in two-tone Hunter Green and Midnight Green, plus repainting of the frame. Re-plating of the chrome was performed by Highline Plating in 2015 as well. Dragone Motorcars in Westport, Connecticut rebuilt the updraft carburetor and a service performed during 2015 included rebuilding of the starter. The odometer shows only 12,983 miles and in addition to period style Firestone 6-ply tires mounted on correct 19-inch wire wheels, this handsome motorcar also features a pair of side mirrors, dual side mounted spares in metal covers, plus a rear luggage rack and trunk. In addition to restoration and service records, this wonderful 1932 Packard Standard Eight 902 2/4-Passenger Coupe Roadster includes the original owner’s manual and simply remains a beautifully presented, yet eminently enjoyable CCCA Full Classic motorcar that will be welcomed into a veritable multitude of events the new owner should choose to participate in.
- 199 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce AR170812 $110,000.00 $130,000.00 Bonhams is honored to offer this beautiful example of the rare and ultra-desirable, factory Giulietta Spider Veloce. The is believed to have been sold new in Monterey, California, and retains the black California state license plate, with a handful of long-term California based owners recorded. This sporting Alfa Romeo was comprehensively restored between 1994 and 1996 by Conrad Stevenson, the highly regarded Alfa Romeo specialist in Berkeley, California. During the restoration the car was disassembled, and the body repainted in its original white exterior color. The drivetrain, brakes, suspension and interior were restored as necessary. The engine had previously been rebuilt, reportedly to a 1,450cc displacement, with new cams, valves, springs and guides, while resealed with new gaskets. The suspension and brakes were also rebuilt with new bushings, new Koni shock absorbers, new springs, rebuilt wheel cylinders and master cylinder, and relined brakes with new brake lines. The dashboard was beautifully restored and features correct Veloce instrumentation that includes the tachometer which starts at 2000 rpm and 140mph speedometer. The engine compartment is authentic and correct in appearance with silk-screened airbox, Veloce intake plenum and plumbing, correctly labeled brake reservoir and windscreen washer fluid bag. The carburetors are Weber 40DCOE2 units, serial numbers 8865 and 8795. The car has exceptional provenance and integrity with long-term California ownership and only a handful of owners. Offered with the sale of the car are invoices from the restoration as well as original parts manual and other miscellaneous literature. This rare, top-of-the-line Spider Veloce is eligible for exclusive driving events around the globe and will surely provide its driver with many smile-inducing experiences. A fine example of open top motoring with excellent road holding and high-revving twin-cam performance, the Spider Veloce rightly claims the moniker “sports car” and one would be hard-pressed to find a near competitor at double the investment.
- 200 1932 Cadillac 355-B Fisher Convertible Coupe 1202418 $60,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R This handsome Fisher-bodied convertible coupe was delivered by the Kempton Cadillac Corporation of Washington, D.C., on May 16, 1932, with the build sheet notation “Tag Mrs. Trapnell – Rush Sold,” indicating that it had been already been sold and the new owner, Mrs. Trapnell, was waiting. It was finished in the delightfully named Niagara Blue with Deep Danube Dusk door “saddles,” Tokio Ivory striping, and black fenders and chassis, and had a fine roster of optional accessories, including dual sidemounted spares with metal covers, trunk rack, dual mirrors, and the Heron radiator mascot. In 1955 the car was discovered in Kansas and brought to the Bay Area of Northern California by Eddie Jay. Mr. Jay refurbished the car in the late 1960s or early 1970s; as it was a good solid original automobile, this work appears to have been limited largely to mechanical maintenance and a thorough cosmetic refinishing, including new aubergine (Eggplant) paint on the body, black fenders, black leather interior, and a tan top. Mr. Jay maintained his Cadillac until 1999, at which point it was acquired by the current owner in Northern California. The Cadillac has continued to be well-maintained, and close inspection indicates that the restoration has held up extremely well for its age; the car retains such irreplaceable original features as the original headlamp and taillight lenses, the original dashboard, and the original gauges, all in fine condition. The original lubrication tag is present as is the original body tag, and even the original delivery tag from Kempton Cadillac! Consistently used on many regional tours and properly looked-after, the car recently received a new wiring loom. It is further accompanied by an original owner’s manual and shop manual, which should be of much interest to a new caretaker, and a copy of the original build sheet. Ideal for continued enjoyment in CCCA CARavans and other touring events, this is a satisfying enthusiast-owned Cadillac and a delight to drive and enjoy.
- 201 1924 Duesenberg Model A Millspaugh & Irish Touring Rep. 1003 $250,000.00 $325,000.00 This Model A Duesenberg is one of the very few whose original owner is known, and that gentleman, Colonel Daniel Cowal Jackling, is the only known Duesenberg owner commemorated by a full-scale bronze sculpture, which stands in the rotunda of the Utah State Capitol, commemorating one man’s lasting contribution to the state and its economy. A skilled mining engineer, Colonel Jackling developed the cyanide process for extracting precious metals, later helping to establish the Bingham Canyon Mine, which by 1912 formed the largest industrial mining complex in the world. He later directed the U.S. government’s explosives plants during World War I. It is fascinating to envision Colonel Jackling arriving at one of his mines within his glistening Duesenberg. Copies of correspondence between the Colonel and Duesenberg Motors are included in the file; he writes of the car, identified by its serial and engine numbers: “I am very glad to say that I have had perfect satisfaction and comfort…In fact, I have never owned an automobile that has given a better service account of itself.” Truly it was an automobile worthy of such a distinguished personage. Colonel Jackling’s Model A was later owned by a German family and later by Walter Douglas, Jr., of Tucson, Arizona, for whom a former title, dated 1934, is included in the file. By this time the Duesenberg had become a “stake bed” truck, used on a farm and later at a small airport, to pull tail-dragger airplanes to and from hangars. In this form it remained for many years, including two decades spent in the ownership of John Guilliams, who acquired it in the mid-1990s. When purchased by the current owner in 2014, the car still retained its four original fenders and hood, while the chassis was a “time capsule” thanks to having been preserved under layers of dust in the dry Arizona climate; the owner notes that once the frame was cleaned, there was no rust pitting to be found. The engine had also remained unmolested for all those many years. A restoration was undertaken using copies of original Duesenberg drawings, with the rear axle fitted with a high-ratio ring and pinion gear; the engine was rebuilt with new poured bearings and forged pistons, and all ancillary components were restored. The original chassis was restored while being carefully sectioned to the short-wheelbase length, 136 inches, and fitted with this beautiful body, a painstakingly accurate reconstruction of the beautiful roadster built by Indianapolis coachbuilders Millspaugh & Irish for the Model A. The body is complete with full side curtains, top boot, and top hardware. Undoubtedly among the freshest Model A Duesenbergs available, this car is every bit the automobile that Fred and August Duesenberg envisioned: a race-bred motorcar of sporting flair and superb engineering. It also carries with it a wonderful story, with a classic figure of the American West at its core. One may not have a statue of himself in a state capitol, but he can own the automobile of a man who did.
- 202 1968 Porsche 911 11835323 $130,000.00 $160,000.00 N/R This Bahama Yellow over Black leatherette short-wheelbase 911 is one of the few ’68 911s to be delivered new to the US in that year. Well optioned, with front and rear bumper horns, 911S oil tank and instrumentation, a wood steering wheel, tinted glass all around, stainless steel aprons, loudspeaker, and more, the 911 was originally acquired by Kim William Ketland of Riverside, California. Ketland would keep the 911 for 46 years and cover 53,463 miles in the car before selling it to the current owner on December 5, 2014. Shortly after taking delivery of the car, which had been off the road from 1982 until 2014, a down-to-bare-metal restoration was commenced. Photos of the car as it was collected are in the file. The Porsche was disassembled, stripped to bare metal, and professionally restored. Genuine parts were used when available and care was given to ensure things were done right. The original engine block, which comes with the car, was restored but set aside for preservation with another 1968 rebuilt motor—only 15 digits different from the original block—that may be properly trashed without worry of originality fitted in the back. Resprayed and retrimmed back in its original colors, entire operation is documented with copious receipts, invoices, and photos in a 4+ inches thick binder. In addition to the hefty binder of invoices and photos documenting the restoration work and history of the car, there are both original California Black Plates, two steering wheels—a wood rimmed one and a vinyl wrapped one, an owner’s manual, two tool kits—one original and one new, the Bilstein jack, and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity documenting the car. Fresh from the shop and ready to join its next owner, this rare short wheelbase 911 will unquestionably provide many miles of driving enjoyment to its next, lucky owner!
- 203 1955 Moretti 1200 Sport Spider 5007 $550,000.00 $650,000.00 Blu over Nero. 1 of 2 with this bodywork. Brussels show ’55, unnamed, Belgium (1), Tour de Belgique ’55 #78 Pennartz/ Mathieu, unknown, Mr. Berkhout, Netherlands (2), Fiat 1100 engine fitted, Hans Oosterbaan ’65 (3), restoration begun ’90s, unnamed (4), restored, offered at Artcurial Retromobile ’15 Not sold Euro 350k, unnamed vendor (5). Presented today as it left the Moretti factory, this stunning example is complete with a thorough dossier that outlines the car’s history from new. There is rapidly growing international interest in the delightful variety of high-performance competition cars produced by Italy’s myriad small-quantity specialist motor manufacturers during the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. With the inclusion of the FIVA passport an FIA historic certification, this incredibly rare Moretti is an immediate entry into major international Concours and rally events. Offered at Bonhams Scottsdale ’19 Not sold $750k+
- 204 1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A 187012.03483/53 $200,000.00 $250,000.00 This desirable 220 Cabriolet A was first shipped to the Mercedes-Benz dealer in Zurich, Switzerland on November 2nd, 1953 as noted on the factory build sheet accompanying the car. The 220 was purchased new by Rene Hummel, Montagne 8, 2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland on May 5, 1954. It remained in Hummel’s ownership until it was sold to Herr R. Dahler of Burgdorf, Switzerland on August 16th, 1973, and then 3 years later sold to Robert Leveque of Charlottesville, Virginia. Upon his passing, the car would be sold from the Leveque family to the consignor in August 2005. After 10 years of ownership, the consignor brought this 220 Cabriolet A to pre-war and vintage Mercedes-Benz specialists Magno Restorations of Ward Hill, Massachusetts to be restored in 2015. The extensive restoration work performed included disassembly and refitting/refinishing of the body, doors and fenders, installation of new structural wood in the body, replacement of sheet metal where necessary, refinishing all sheet-metal bodywork, a new wiring harness, brake system rebuilding, restoration of the leather upholstery, making leather-bound wool carpeting, making and installing new soft-top and headliner, re-chroming, and refinishing the original chassis and suspension parts. The paint, leather and top have been restored to the original colors, featuring the lovely DB 157 Grey Beige exterior color, which appears a subtle pale green when bathed in full sunlight. A new headliner, top pad and top was installed, also in original colors, and all interior leather was done in the original 653 Green. The original engine has been re-tuned and serviced as needed, while other mechanical systems such as the transmission, rear axle, central-lubrication system and dashboard instruments were serviced or restored to further compliment the high standards required by the owner. A further, more detailed description of the work completed is available in the history file along with receipts for all work completed during the restoration. Restoration receipts for the work done by Henry Magno in concert with the owner’s desire for a fine finished product exceeded $400,000. The chassis, engine and body numbers of the car all match the factory build sheet, and the original tags have been retained on the car as further testament to the authenticity. Period correct accessories include burled walnut trim, reconditioned Becker Monaco radio and speaker, Karl Baisch luggage, tools and tool roll, an original and very rare wooden spare parts box made specifically for 220’s, and the correct under-hood plug-in drop light. Today, this exceptional Mercedes-Benz classic is in a wonderful and fresh restored condition throughout. Cosmetically, the detailed finish of the paint, chrome and fits compliment a beautifully correct and authentically crafted leather and burl walnut interior. The engine bay and undercarriage are cosmetically restored and refinished to concours event standards. The one and only time this 220 was been shown publicly was at The Inaugural Greenbrier Concours d’Elegance, in May of 2018, where it received the top honors in the post WW-2 production car class. This exceptional Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A is ready for show fields around the world, or driving enjoyment, and must be among the finest restored examples available anywhere.
- 205 1967 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster 1E14325 $100,000 $130,000 N/R Completed very early on in 1967, this open two-seater E-Type left Jaguar’s production facility much as it appears today, and was most likely delivered new to the booming, North American market. It was equipped with the powerful, 4.2-Liter dual overhead cam inline six-cylinder engine, and received the upgraded, fully-synchronized 4-speed manual transmission. The Jaguar has received restoration, service and maintenance work over the years, and appears in beautiful condition today. It should be noted, that some signs of corrosion have been found in the bodywork. As the early Jaguar factory records are unclear with regards to exactly when the covered headlights were cancelled on US-market car, it is hard to determine if this car had them from new or had received the newly introduced lights in 1967. Completed in a lovely Old English White exterior color over a black leather interior, this end-of-the-run 1967 E-Type 4.2 Roadster looks just right. Very nice trim and bright work adorns the Malcolm Sayer-designed bodywork, matched by chrome wire wheels. Inside a clean black leather interior greets you, along with the classic wood-rimmed steering wheel. The first-generation E-Type remains a highly collectible car, and this one would be a great example to take on tours and rallies.
- 206 1922 Bentley 3 Litre Vanden Plas Light Tourer 103 $450,000.00 $650,000.00 Completed on August 4th, 1922, this early 3-Liter Bentley was delivered new to Major Robinson, fitted with rear brakes only and sporting an open Vanden Plas Body in black with a scratched aluminum bonnet over a grey interior. In the subsequent years, the rapid developments and refinements by Bentley to the 3 Liter model were fitted to this car by the factory. In 1923, the original transmission was replaced with no. 156, likely due to the more robust shift forks in the newer version of the 4-speed transmission. In 1924, a four-wheel brake conversion was carried out as well, adding much needed stopping power to the front wheels, and in 1925 the factory installed BHB high compression pistons. The original body, numbered 3194, was removed from the car sometime in the 1930s or 1940s and replaced with the body it retains today, Vanden Plas no. 1261. By the mid 1960s, after passing through the hands of several British collectors, this 3-Liter made its way to the United States, where it was owned by H.R. Crown in Van Nuys, California. 103 remained in California until it was acquired by the current owner. By the time it arrived in California, this Bentley was in a similar configuration to how it is presented today. Under the bonnet, the 3-liter engine is fitted with twin SU G5 ‘Sloper’ Carburetors and an ML CG4 Magneto and Stage 2 Perrot shafts and brackets on the front end. After two idle decades, this early Bentley received professional care from marque experts who rebuilt all the major systems of the car. This work, which was completed in 2018, lead to the car that is presented today. Handsome in black with accents of red and scratched aluminum with a triplex windscreen, this 3 Liter is very well sorted inside and out. Included in the sale, along with tolls, is an exhaustive history report compiled by Clare Hay in 2019.
- 207 1957 Porsche 356 Carrera 1500 GS Coupe 58295 $500,000.00 $600,000.00 Leaving Porsche’s Zuffenhausen factory on January 15, 1957, this Reutter Coupe was initially finished in Silver Metallic (Reutter code 608); the original interior color is unknown. Fitted with sealed-beam headlamps and USA-market bumpers, the car was destined for America. It is believed that the car has always remained in California since at least 1967 and possibly from new, where the current owner found it for sale through a classified ad in 1975 when he was 19 years old. The car’s original four-cam engine had been lost, and replaced at some point by a modified Porsche Super 90 four. When discovered in 1975, the Carrera coupe had been painted a non-factory shade of plum, and had primer on the passenger-side front fender. The current owner fell in love with the car, and offered all of his savings to buy it. He drove the car to college and back for three years, and then put it on blocks when he entered law school. Ten years later, he again turned his attention to the Porsche, launching a complete, nut-and-bolt restoration that would take two years to complete. The work was assigned to a restorer who was also a judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. In 2010, the owner located a period-correct, 547/1 four-cam, 1,500cc engine on eBay. It had been sitting unused for 50 years in a bedroom while its previous owner sought to collect all the necessary parts to put it back together. The Carrera’s current owner bought the engine, and entrusted its reassembly to four-cam guru Billy Doyle, widely recognized as one of the most gifted healers of Ernst Fuhrmann’s notoriously complex engine. Doyle confirmed that the engine was a low-mileage example, with a Hirth roller-bearing crankshaft and number-matching camshaft drive gear sets and cylinder heads. The owner shipped the Carrera from his home in California to Doyle’s shop in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where the rebuilt four-cam engine was installed. Doyle then taught the owner how to drive and maintain this special engine. The owner subsequently installed a custom Sebring exhaust system handmade by James Constas. The rebuilding of the type 644 four-speed transaxle, which was original to the car, was entrusted to 356 authority Vic Skirmants, of 356 Enterprises. During the course of his work, Skirmants discovered that the gearbox had been built with a Spyder “D” second gear that would take the car to at least 55 mph. In addition to the four cam engine, the Carrera comes with a freshly rebuilt, 1,722cc SC engine, which provides the new owner with the opportunity to preserve the four-cam for shows and spirited driving. The SC engine, too, is equipped with a Constas Sebring exhaust system. The Carrera comes with its Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche, full maintenance records since the early 1970s, and a copy of the Kardex record for the car. The hood, doors and rear deck lid are each stamped with the last two digits of the chassis number, indicating that they are all original to this car. The original numbers matching four cam engine was recently discovered in a Carrer GT in Southern California. Contact information will be provided to the cars new owner. As the cars that launched the Porsche legend, all 356s are special. The Carrera four-cam is something else again, highly sought after by Porsche enthusiasts all around the world. This example, available for purchase for the first time in 44 years, represents a rare opportunity for ownership.
- 208 1956 Porsche 356A 1600 Speedster 83454 $250,000.00 $300,000.00 Bonhams is honored to offer this beautifully presented 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster, being sold after 44 years of single family ownership and having recently benefited from the completion of a comprehensive ground-up restoration. Completed on June 6, 1957, this Speedster was imported new by Max Hoffman in New York City. Wearing Porsche’s iconic Signal Red over a tan leather interior today, this Speedster was far from Concours condition when purchased by today’s seller in 1975 from a body shop in Sausalito, CA. Although it was in driving condition, the car had deviated slightly from original condition, being powered by a 1500 motor (#35192) and showed evidence that a roll bar may have been fitted to the tub at one point. The vehicles history file includes photos of the car when it was purchased in 1975. In 1977, this Speedster was placed in a storage facility in Burbank, CA. where it would remain untouched until 1990, at which point it was decided that a full restoration should take place to bring the Porsche back to its original luster and beauty. Assigned to the task would be the late Angelo Pino of Pino’s Auto Body in Alhambra, CA. widely recognized for his specialized restorations and love of the Porsche 356. Between June 1990 and January 1992, Angelo Pino completed a full body restoration down to bare metal and painted the car Signal Red, a change from its original Meissen Blau color. At the same time, a correct 1600 engine (#64110) built in 1957 was sourced to bring this Speedster back to correct specification. The history file includes color photos of Angelo Pino and employees loading the finished Speedster onto a trailer. Sadly Angelo Pino died in 2012, but is remembered with great respect by many 356 Registry members for his old school metal craftsmanship, earning the title of “Speedster King”. The Speedster was moved by trailer from Pino’s Auto Body to Thomas’ Auto Trim in San Diego, January 25, 1992. Thomas completed the interior and trim March 11, 1992, including installing correct oatmeal carpeting, rebuilding the seats with authentic horsehair, fabricating a new top, half tonneau, side curtains and upholstering interior components with Connolly #846 tan leather. Invoices are available in the vehicle’s history file documenting the work performed, including detailed invoices from Tweeks and Stoddard. In March of 1992, the Speedster was relocated to New Mexico where it would again sit in storage for 25 years before resurfacing in 2017. In January of 2017, Mr. Joe Almers, an experienced, skilled and knowledgeable member of the New Mexico, Zia 356 Club agreed to oversee final mechanical restoration of the Speedster. Work included testing, updating components, and installing the 1600 normal motor [#64110] purchased in 1992, rebuilding the Zenith NDIX carburetors and installing a new muffler. During this period, other intermittent work had been performed on the Speedster, including the installation of new shocks and wheel bearings, new steering coupler, link and king pin. In addition, new brakes, master cylinder and wheel cylinders were fitted. A new clutch kit, rebuilt starter and generator, new ignition switch, 6-volt battery and ground strap, new fuses, bulbs and relays were also fitted to the car. Lastly, all gauges and lights were verified for function as well as the windshield wiper motor and windshield blades. Numerous additional small details were addressed in order to bring the vehicle to its present authentic and reliable condition. A passion project for nearly 44 years, this 356A Speedster finally drove its first glorious miles after restoration in April of 2019. With fewer than 100 miles driven since, this Speedster is ready to be passed to the next caretaker for another lifetime of enjoyment. Accompanying the sale of this Speedster is a Porsche COA, the Kardex, tool kit, 2 California yellow and black plates, spare tire and rim, as well as a large history file documenting the life of this Speedster. Today the 356 Speedster remains a Porsche icon on par with the 550 Spyder and the 911. This car offer exceptional handling, timeless styling, and most of all, joy to those lucky enough to occupy its two seats.
- 209 1960 Toyota FJ25 Landcruiser FJ2521852 $60,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R Before being rescued from dereliction by Elite Land Cruisers, this FJ25 was exclusively used and owned in Costa Rica. At first, this Hard Top FJ was owned by the Costa Rican government for 20 years before spending 20 years on a coffee plantation, fully utilizing its off-road capabilities. According to records, this Toyota has covered fewer than 33,000 miles since new. Presented in Carnival Red, this FJ25 has been completely restored by Land Cruiser experts Elite Land Cruisers in Katy, Texas, sparing no detail. The frame-off restoration attended to both cosmetic and mechanical aspects of is Land Cruiser, now with a refurbished engine, brake system, and all other major mechanical systems, as shown in its exhaustive restoration file. The Carnival Red Hard Top bodywork is straight and striking on the little off roader, giving it a decidedly tropical aesthetic. Overall, this FJ is mechanically and aesthetically great and would be a great companion off-road or on. Along with the extensive restoration documentation, this FJ is accompanied by a restored tool kit, jack, and service trouble lamp.
- 210 1991 Nissan Skyline R32 GTR BNR32-016571 $80,000.00 $110,000.00 N/R This beautifully preserved R32 GT-R is being offered with just 18,650 kilometers (11,600 miles) on the odometer. Built in May of 1991, this GT-R was delivered to the Nissan/Prince Akita dealership where it would be sold to its first owner on May 20, 1992 with 1,025km on the odometer at the time of the sale. At the same time, the 180 km/hr speedometer was switched to a 260 km/hr NISMO unit by the selling dealer, which was a popular upgrade. Japanese service records for this car show regular periodic maintenance completed on the GT-R throughout its life until it was exported from Japan and brought to the US in 2016. Cosmetically, this car presents in excellent condition, consistent with its low mileage. An honest representation of this example’s originality is found on the rear bumper, still wearing the original dealer sticker, untouched from delivery. The body shows mild age but no major signs of use. As it’s seen today, all of the vehicle’s components appear to be original with the exclusion of a modern Clarion head unit that has been installed. As expected, the finish of the interior and engine compartment appear in nearly unused condition. Included in the sale of this magnificent GT-R are service records and a spare tire. Offered now in very well-preserved condition with low mileage, it’s unlikely that a better example of this legendary Japanese car will be found on the market elsewhere
- 211 1956 Austin-Healey 100 BN2 Le Mans BN2L/233248 $150,000.00 $180,000.00 This stunning left-hand drive BN2 Roadster was completed on November 11, 1955 at the Longbridge works, bound for the U.S. market. The car left the factory wearing the gorgeous hue of Healy Blue, fitted with blue trim, and a blue top. The roadster was well optioned with a laminated glass windshield, a speedometer in miles-per-hour, a heater, and wire wheels. In 2013, the 100 BN2 was brought to the renown restorers at BMC Classic Inc. of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, where the Healey experts treated the car to an extensive ground up restoration. During the restoration the standard 100 BN2 was upgraded to full 100M Le Mans spec. The $95,000 restoration is wonderfully documented with a series of detailed photographs. Post restoration, the car was admitted to the worldwide 100M Le Mans Registry, where it is recognized as being an authentic Le Mans conversion. Since the completion of the restoration, the numbers matching roadster has only covered an estimated 5,000 miles. Today, the car is in outstanding condition; upon inspection it quickly becomes apparent that the car was built to a very high standard by experienced craftsmen. The car is accompanied by its tool roll and jack, owner’s handbook, a British Heritage Trust Certificate, and its 100M Le Mans Registry Certificate (number C-163). This fine BN2 roadster would be a worthy addition to any collection of fine post-war British sports cars and would be eligible for such world-class motoring events as the annual California Mille.
- 212 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Carlton Sports Limousine 49GN $125,000.00 $150,000.00 The example offered here, GN49, presents an opportunity to own what appears to be an original car in every detail; one that has been owned by four motor car enthusiasts who honored the original design and fitments and resisted the kinds of modifications often seen on cars of this era. The rolling chassis was fitted with a charming, under-stated yet sporting body by the Carlton Carriage Company in Shepherds Bush in London. Its lines are similar to a coupé, but offers the convenience of four doors and a division window. The rakish low roofline, rear-mounted Continental touring spare and jaunty pontoon step plates are delightful features. The sports limousine body fitted to this chassis is just one of about fifty Rolls-Royce chassis bodied by Carlton between 1928 and 1939. Like this example, Carlton bodies are without exception unique, featuring charming design cues, without appearing gimmicky. Regularly maintained, it is presented in honest and apparently original livery. It is finished in period-correct, elegant French Gray with Mason Black wings, window and roofline surrounds. Its Ace Deluxe Wheel Discs, fitted period-correct trunk and rear Continental wheel carrier are desirable, original and very practical features. The interior appears to be original, and therefore it is correct in every detail. As was the custom in cars with division windows, the front seating was trimmed in black hydes and the rear passenger seating was trimmed to suit the owners’ taste. In this case, the bespoke rear passenger area remains in its original Ostrich hyde! Beneath the hand-crank division window are finely veneered book-matched mahogany parcel shelves with a center cabinet complete with a charming ivory knob fitted to the door. Under the driver’s front seat is a fitted tool tray containing road, wheel disc and hand tools. Documents validating the car from new, original manuals, handbooks and other archival records accompany the car. If only this car could talk—imagine the stories it could tell! Its owners included a Tin Pan Alley singer, a physician, a car-loving family and a race car driver. Its first owner, Turner Layton was from Washington, DC, but moved to England to further his career in music. He wrote Tin Pan Alley hits including “After You’ve Gone” and “Southland”, as well as music for the Ziegfeld Follies in the 1920s, and with Sophie Tucker, recorded for Columbia Records. At the height of his fame in 1929, he ordered this Rolls-Royce from Parkers Ltd., of Manchester, England. He enjoyed it through the 1950s and in 1958 it was brought to the U. S. when purchased by Rolls-Royce enthusiast, Dr. G. B. Wood, of Corvallis, Oregon. In 1959, it was acquired by Beverlee and Burton Smith of Portland, Oregon. The Smiths kept the car for 59 years, using it for family outings, and numerous events and tours with the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club. In 2018, their longtime friend, Monte Shelton, a well-known automobile enthusiast, bought the car from the Smiths’ estate. Monte’s racing career spanned nearly six decades numbering more than 600 races and seven wins in the Portland Rose Cup, where he raced in 2005 when he was 70 years of age. He raced a variety of cars in many series including the Can-Am, Trans-Am, IMSA and Formula 5000, the 24 Hours of Daytona, and won the Six Hours at Watkins Glen twice. When he wasn’t racing cars, he owned and operated several auto brokerages including British Motor Cars, Portland’s Rolls-Royce and Bentley new car dealership. Despite its massive presence, this spectacular, yet sporting Phantom II, is no trailer queen. It is the perfect car for vintage car tours as it may be driven at sustained high speeds in comfort and reasonable reliabiity, even at its age, almost 90 years old. It would surely qualify for one of the preservation classes gaining favor in the finest concours’ events. Fine, honest, original, and unmolested Rolls-Royce cars are rare finds indeed, and this one presents a unique opportunity for its fortunate next owner.
- 213 2004 Ferrari F360 Challenge Stradale 134376 $175,000.00 $225,000.00 The Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale offered here is surely amongst the most desirable of the batch when considering the significance of these models. Finished in Rossa Scuderia over a full Red-black Alcantara interior, this example was outfitted from new with a variety of desirable options true to the Challenge Stradale’s overall ethos of being a racing car for the road. Options include the factory stripe-delete and on-board fire extinguisher, as to allow an understated, yet powerful presence. Built as the 15th car of the 266 delivered to the USA in 2004, the 360 Challenge Stradale production run was very limited, hence the paucity of available examples on the market at any given time. This example was delivered to the current Colorado owner in December of 2005, where it has remained ever since, having been owned by just two registered owners. All of the service records of the current owner have been retained and reinforce the fastidious nature of maintenance compliance for the car. Over the course of its life, this Challenge Stradale has travelled less than 9900 miles from new and presents in exceptional condition throughout, having never been driven on a racetrack as evidenced by the condition of its body, paint and wheels. Following a recent inspection by Scuderia Rampante Ferrari in Erie, Colorado, it is ready to be driven and enjoyed just as its creators intended. Furthermore, it is accompanied today by all of its original books and tools. Also included in the sale of this Challenge Stradale is a clean CARFAX that supports this examples well cared for life, showing periodic maintenance in the appropriate intervals from new. Celebrated as one of the greatest road-going Ferraris built thus far into the 21st century, the Challenge Stradale provides an exceptional driving experience with a big step up in performance above the standard 360 Modena. Wonderfully optioned, this Challenge Stradale is ready to be enjoyed on the road, track and the journey in between!
- 214 1952 Packard Caribbean Convertible L411551 $80,000.00 $120,000.00 N/R The 1953 Packard Caribbean Custom Convertible offered here was restored a few years ago is finished in Packard Polaris Blue with Blue and Cream leather interior and a beautiful matching Blue Hartz cloth top. Previously purchased out of the Frank Cook collection, it is simply stunning, as beautiful an example of a limited production American convertible as was built anywhere in the mid-Fifties. The vehicle now resides under the care of a private lady enthusiast. It is every bit as desirable as its limited production convertible counterparts from GM, and it is rarer and more refined. Its refinement is particularly apparent in comparison with later Packard Caribbeans which depended upon flamboyant multi-color paint schemes for their impact. This 1953 Packard Caribbean relies instead on subtlety which emphasizes its lines, proportion and balance. The paint, chrome, interior, chassis and engine compartment are nearly as fresh as when they were restored. The body panels are straight and flat. The panel gaps are tight and even. The chrome is brilliant, particularly when contrasted with the deep blue paint. This was an outstanding automobile in 1953 and it is an even more outstanding automobile today, 54 years later. via Bonhams Frank Cooke ’07 sold $111k
- 215 1939 Bentley 4.25 Litre Park Ward Coupe B131MX $200,000.00 $250,000.00 Park Ward bodywork fitted, via J.S. Inskip to S.M. Swenson, NJ, USA (1), Donald Lamb ’47 (2), unknown, various, restored by Vintage & Auto Rebuilds ’07, $235k in receipts. Concours award winner. via Bonhams Amelia ’17 sold $173k & Gooding Scottsdale ’18 Not sold $250k.
- 216 2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP720-4 50th Anniversary ZHWUC1ZD4ELA02242 $300,000.00 $400,000.00 Giallo Maggio over Nero and Giallo leather. 1 of 43 built, via Lamborghini of Palm Beach to unnamed (1). 1 owner and 700 miles from new. via RM Scottsdale ’18 Not sold $450k
- 217 1919 Pierce-Arrow Model 31 5 pass Tourer 311206 $200,000.00 $300,000.00 This expertly restored, matching-numbers Pierce-Arrow Model 31 is not only stunning to behold but has a great touring record as well. The chassis was completed in 1919, as is substantiated by documented research, and the engine was completed and installed in 1920. This centenarian stills boasts its original cast aluminum body, fenders and hood, plus the original lights. It comes with tools, secreted into the passenger-side door pocket, a copy of the dual valve technical manual and the sales catalogue from 1919, when it was sold for $7,250. The unrestored five-passenger tourer was owned by a rancher in the Central California Valley for many years and sold around 2007 to Patrick Craig, a noted Pierce Arrow collector and restorer in Stockton, California. A full frame-up restoration began, in which all aspects of this lovely 1919 tourer were addressed. During the restoration, the current owner spied the Pierce-Arrow at Craig’s atelier and acquired it, retaining Craig to complete the work. The mechanicals were entrusted to Pierce specialist Richard Bowley, who performed a complete engine and drive train rebuild. Ken Niminick of Walnut Creek was commissioned to refurbish the interior in period-correct green over a beautiful brown leather interior with corresponding trim. A full set of custom side curtains was crafted complete with their case, along with the ‘California Side Curtains’ which assure additional comfort to the passengers riding in the rear. The nickel brightwork was replated to present a mirror-like finish and add the final touch of splendor to this stately Pierce-Arrow. The current owner enjoyed the beautifully renovated tourer for many years, participating in various events and winning ‘The People’s Choice Award’ on several Nickel Age and HCCA tours in Oregon, Nevada and California. The car also participated in, and won, awards at multiple concours, including Hillsborough and Palo Alto in Northern California. In 2016, the consignor assigned the car to Mosier Restoration of Inglewood, California, for some renovation work. The engine received a major tune-up with dyno-testing and the steering box was removed and rebuilt with all newly manufactured gears and bearings. New brakes were installed, and the radiator was updated with a modern core and period false façade, ensuring that the car never overheats. Dependable and powerful, this lovely 1919 Pierce Arrow is celebrating its 100th anniversary with the prospect of starting a brand-new adventure with a deserving custodian.
- 218 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Semi-Lightweight Roadster 878151 $190,000.00 $220,000.00 This Series I Jaguar was completed on September 14, 1962, and robed in Opalescent Gunmetal with a Biscuit interior and a Black soft top. It was dispatched to the noted Parisienne Distributor Delecroix on September 28, and subsequently sold to Mr. G. Junes of Hotel Continental of the chic 16eme Arrondissement of Paris. Beyond Mr. Junes’ ownership, the provenance of this E-Type is vague. The car was owned at one point by Clarence E. Zuber and then Gary Terwilliger of Virginia Beach, Virginia, who enjoyed the E-Type for 21 years. The current owner purchased the car from Terwilliger in 2001 and had it restored to lightweight competition standard, affecting unique and subtle modifications to an already iconic design. The monocoque has been stripped back to bare metal, repaired as needed and fitted with a new aluminum bonnet and trunk-lid. The doors were refurbished with aluminum frames and Perspex windows to lighten the load, and an aluminum tonneau cover was installed. The body was repainted in its original Opalescent Gunmetal grey paint, exactly as it was in 1962. The suspension has been lowered and graced with adjustable competition torsion sway bars and spax adjustable shock absorbers for immediate response and rigidity under extreme driving conditions. The original 3.8-liter engine features forged pistons and polished rods with a balanced and nitrited crankshaft. A high-volume oil-pump was added with an aluminum flywheel, while the cylinder-head was ported and polished. Three 45 DCOE Weber carburetors were installed with an airbox and many other upgrades include, but are not limited to: a Mallory electronic ignition, aluminum radiator with integrated aircooler, custom headers with a free-flow exhaust system, a battery cut-off switch, 4-speed full synchro close ratio Jaguar gearbox and MK9 competition brakes with dual brake servos. The car was finished with 7×15 all aluminum wire wheels and fitted with Avon CR6ZZ 225/60 R15 tires. The interior is dressed in sumptuous burgundy leather, with panels cut into the rear-fascia for easy access to the rear brakes. Still sporting its beautiful wooden steering wheel and period correct steel-grey lap belts, this competition prepped E-Type also offers the security of a coordinating red five-point racing harness. Primed and pristine for competition events, this car is accompanied by all its original parts, including the steel bonnet, rebuilt SU carburetors, window frames, factory bumpers, headlight chromes, and a fully documented photographic record of the restoration, should the new owner wish at any point to return it to factory original configuration. This gorgeous Opalescent Gunmetal Grey E-type is absolutely stunning in both presentation and performance with only 500 miles on its restoration. Dressed in its new ultra-lightweight persona, it will be appreciated by the collector who has access to prestigious classic racing and touring events, with an eye on the prize.
- 219 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Fisher Convertible Sedan 8361683 $120,000.00 $140,000.00 One of just 400 examples produced and far fewer surviving today, this 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Deluxe Convertible Sedan was a solid original vehicle that was acquired and restored nearly 20 years ago by a collector in the Northeastern United States. Everything was done to bring the car to the highest level of quality in its appearance and mechanicals, with no shortcuts taken and virtually no possible expense spared. The quality of the restoration was confirmed by achievement of a National First Place award from the Classic Car Club of America (Badge #2664), followed by enjoyment and touring, followed by acquisition by a prominent collector in the Pacific Northwest. The restoration has been well-maintained, and the paint was recently refreshed on the hood and front fenders, with the exterior finish retaining deep shine. The body is straight, doors close solidly, and the glass is excellent. The Haartz cloth top was replaced in black with deep Oxblood piping, nicely complementing the refreshed Oxblood leather interior. Chrome is excellent overall, especially the grille and cast trim. Original Vincennes Red steel wheels, correct hubcaps and wide whitewall tires provide wonderful accents. The renowned Cadillac V-8 engine is understood to have been rebuilt under the prior ownership and reported by the Consignor to run well, with the car running smoothly, strongly and without issue in near silence, matched to the smooth-shifting 3-speed manual transmission. Desirable accessories and features include a Cadillac Fresh Air heater and defroster, reported to work well, plus Cadillac-crested rear-view mirrors and an auxiliary electric fuel pump for operating ease. A handsomely restored and well preserved 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Sedan, this wonderful CCCA Full Classic® motorcar now stands ready for continued enjoyment, whether in touring events or on the show field.
- 220 1934 Jaguar SS1 Coupe 248162 $100,000.00 $110,000.00 The rakish SS1 Coupe here is understood to have spent much of its life in the UK, where in latter years it had been treated to cosmetic refurbishment. Its paintwork has been refinished in cream, and contrasts with a rich red leather interior with the correct Lyons styling cues of ‘starburst’ door panels, divided rear seats and simple elegant instrumentation. The upholstery appears to be a blend of some new, with possibly original rear. Some time after the work was completed in passed into previous ownership and was used by that collector on the Flying Scotsman Rally, one of the renowned series of events established by the late Philip Young under his Endurance Rally Association banner. Billed as ‘adventures’, the ‘Scotsman’ pitches a tour around the country in oft times bleak April weather, making for a true challenge. In more recent times the car arrived in the US, where it is imagined that it must be something of a considerable rarity. Unshown as yet, it would certainly make an interesting statement at any Jaguar Cars North America event, or indeed concours, where its avant garde and detailed styling would surely garner attention.
- 221 1926 Packard 236 Sport Tourer 213060 $150,000.00 $200,000.00 This Packard was acquired by a former owner from the estate of the late Southern California enthusiast, Nyle Reed, who had acquired it in the early 1960s from Mike McManus’ Atlantic Auto & Truck Sales of Los Angeles, a renowned source of Classics in the early years of the hobby. It had been stored in the yard by a gentleman working out-of-state, at a youth camp in New York. Amazingly the April 1962 issue of Motor Trend features an article about McManus’ yard and the customized Packard can be spotted among the treasures contained therein. Notably, the special hood, radiator, and front fenders are very much visible. The purchase was negotiated over the phone, and Mr. Reed had soon brought the car home and begun research into its specifications with the assistance of a former owner, George Reed, a garage owner in the area. Mr. Reed directed him to L.H. Mahoney, the former personal manager of silent film legend and heartthrob, Rudolph Valentino, himself a noted automobile enthusiast. According to a fascinating letter to Mr. Reed from Mr. Mahoney, the Packard had been rolled while in the ownership of a bootlegger in the Pasadena area. It was brought fo repair to the great California coachbuilders, the Walter M. Murphy Company of Pasadena. Reportedly Valentino’s Avions Voisin had been damaged in a front-end accident and was also being repaired there. The Packard’s owner saw and fell in love with the Voisin, and requested that his Packard be customized. Being in the business of pleasing their customers, Murphy undertook the task with a Voisin radiator sourced from France, as well as special headlamps and chromed Rudge wire wheels. The front fenders were modified to suit the new radiator styling, while the hood was finished in bare polished aluminum with chevron louvers, perhaps a nod to Rolls-Royce styling of the period. Other touches likely dating from this work were a second cowl, a polished aluminum dashboard, and a Valentino-inspired mascot, a menacing coiled cobra, similar to that famously fitted to the Great Lover’s personal automobiles. For some fifty years, the car was maintained by Mr. Reed largely as he had acquired it, until it was finally sold by his estate in 2012. The new owner oversaw a cosmetic restoration in a striking ultramarine blue; rechromed wheels and other refinements were also undertaken. Examination today shows a beautiful automobile which is every bit as striking today as it would have been when driven in Southern California during the late 1920s. Photographs of the car as it was sold from the Reed estate are included in the file, as well as the aforementioned Motor Trend article, showing the car when it was still being stored at Atlantic Auto Wreckers. The chassis and motor stampings are both still present and indicate the car retains its original engine. There are few more exotic Packards of the period than this car, which is likely the only survivor of its kind with period customization by the great Walter M. Murphy Company, of Duesenberg and Cadillac fame – and inspiration from none other than Rudolph Valentino. Its European grace and charm, and the wonderful tale that it tells, are sure to make it at home in any collection that values motoring legends.
- 222 1953 Hughes-Kircher Special CO1045 $300,000.00 $400,000.00 Hailing from the postwar period, G.I.’s returning home would seek to replicate the European sportscar upon returning home. Charles Hughes was one such gentleman who would follow his interest in speed by purchasing a XK120 from a Mr. Kurt Kircher. Kircher, who had previously worked for GM developing V8’s and the Powerglide transmission, at the time owned the Colorado based speed shop, Denver Import Motors. After becoming fast friends, they had decided to go about making their own car and took advantage of the excellent machine shop at their disposal and their combined, degree backed technical know-how. Their creation would initially use a Jaguar XK powerplant installed within an extremely light weight drilled tube frame chassis. The front suspension would also be sourced from an XK, while the rear would utilize a DeDion design with inboard drum brakes. Further parts would include a steering rack from an MG and a Halibrand rear differential. Responsible for the dramatic and stylish aluminum bodywork was Charles Lyons who, as you can see, heavily drew inspiration from open European sports cars of the period. Upon its introduction to the competition, success would quickly and consistently be found with podium results being all too common. However, as time would pass and larger manufacturers began to introduce more capable machines, the Kirchers competitiveness began to wane, and so it was decided to source a more powerful motor. The two had managed to get their hands on a fuel injected motor from a 300SL that was allegedly prepped for the Mille Miglia and therefore possessed a higher output than a standard road car. This move would go on to help the car continue its competition record, but the course of automotive development would ultimately leave its drum brakes not up to snuff with the latest race cars. Lyons, the designer, would officially become the second owner of the special sometime later. He was responsible for removing the race motor and swapping in another, standard road car gullwing motor during his time with the Kirchner (this will prove to be important detail). The car would see several more owners, one of them being the Bugatti Collector, Carlton Coolidge, and later the Blackhawk Museum. Eventually, a Mr. Court Whitlock would take possession of the racer. Using the car as originally intended, the special would see further use on race circuits around the United States and would even make trips out to more exotic locations such as New Zealand, Singapore, and Malaysia. Whitlock would also be responsible for the cosmetic restoration by Moore’s Automotive Archeologists. More recently, the story of the car would take a twist, when Jack Gallivan, looking to reunite his 300SL with its original motor, came to be aware of the matching unit under the hood of the Kircher. He approached Whitlock to swap the engines. With his interest beginning to wain on the special, he proposed that if Gallivan wanted the motor he would have to buy the entire car. Ultimately relenting, the Kircher would find a new home and another engine under its hood after the unmatched motor from the Gullwing was swapped. More recently, the car completed the Colorado Grand, and is ready for many more miles on the road touring or tearing up the racetrack. It was also invited to participate and be displayed at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. A spectacular creation of the mid-century, this open top special combines the best of classic 20th century styling with immense fuel injected power. Unlike anything else on the road, the Hughes-Kircher will surely make a unique addition to any collection.
- 223 1968 McLaren M6B 50-12 $450,000.00 $500,000.00 In 1968 Ford Motor Company looked at competing in the Canadian-American Championship, known more widely as the Can-Am series. Tasked to manage the project was the legend himself, Carroll Shelby. The chassis of choice would be the McLaren M6B, the privateer successor the M6A that McLaren had dominated the season with in 1967. Powering the Trojan built McLaren chassis would be a special built aluminum block Ford, supplied by Ford Motor Company and further modified by Shelby. This example, Chassis 50-12, is one of two cars that Ford and Shelby campaigned for the 1968 season, being the chassis that Peter Revson drove throughout the season. A Formula One and Indycar competitor, the combination of Ford, Shelby, McLaren and Revson gave the team a very strong fighting chance at the championship. Chassis 50-12 was campaigned at Road America, Bridgehampton, Edmonton, Laguna Seca, and Riverside in the 1968 season. To finish off 1968, many of the Can-Am teams were invited to race the Mt. Fuji 200 World Challenge race on November 23 at Mt. Fuji in Japan. Spectacularly winning this race, Peter Revson drove to the top step of the podium in 50-12, making this the sole win for the team in the 1968 season. Concluding 1968, Ford withdrew from the Can-Am series to focus its efforts into NASCAR. Chassis 50-12 sold from Ford to Stan Szarkowicz who installed a Chevy engine and continued to race the car for several years. In 1972, the car caught fire, damaging various components throughout. John Collins was the next owner of 50-12, rebuilding the car after the fire to original specification. In 2000, the car was purchased by its current caretaker. More recently, 50-12 received another restoration that it still wears today. Chassis 50-12 is sold with a letter from Carroll Shelby verifying the chassis as well as documentation between Ford and Shelby for the project in 1968. Restored and ready to vintage race or for display in a collection of sports and racing cars, this McLaren M6B has some of motorsports finest names associated with it, including Peter Revson, a driver for which very few race cars are ever made available publicly.
- 224 1933 Auburn 8-105 Cabriolet 1145F $100,000.00 $140,000.00 The 1933 Auburn 8-105 Cabriolet offered here comes to us sporting a stunning restoration that it has worn since the 1980’s. Sold from a prominent collection of exquisite Pre-War American cars, this car was purchased in 1986 and has been safely kept and very well maintained since. CM Restorations in San Diego, CA. restored this example and today it’s astonishing how well the restoration has aged. With a majority of the car painted white, black and orange accents compliment the exterior, while the interior is trimmed in black with orange piping. This car is ready to show or tour, representing the height of the brand’s styling. It serves as a true product of the Jazz Age.
- 225 1969 Porsche 912 129022616 $50,000.00 $75,000.00 N/R This charming and classic example of the Porsche 912 Coupe was stamped out and welded up at the Osnabrück-based Karmann coachbuilding factory in the early part of 1969. The raw bodyshell was shipped to Zuffenhausen soon after, and here hand-build at the Porsche factory. The 912 was completed on April 9th that same year, with the stylish bodywork completed in a Burgundy Red color, while the interior was trimmed in Black Leatherette. The long and very impressive list of options listed on the Porsche Production Specification sheet on file includes the desirable, 5-speed manual transmission, ventilated Chrome wheels, Koni shock absorbers, an air pressure gauge, leather steering wheel, dash mounted radio with cassette player, antennae and loud speaker, as well as bumperettes front and back. Offered from a Florida-based Porsche connoisseur, this lovely 1969 Porsche 912 Coupe is finished in Burgundy over black, just as it appeared when new some 50 years ago. This sporting 912 provides a great opportunity for any collector looking for a great vintage tour, rally or track day car, and offers timeless Porsche styling, with a light and economic 4-cylinder powerplant fitted at the rear.
- 226 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 124377N16322 $300,000.00 $400,000.00 This 1967 Camaro Z/28 is the 17th of 25 pre-production Z/28s built by Chevrolet. Originally delivered to Heinrich Chevrolet in Rochester, New York, this factory race car was driven by Gary Morgan in the SCCA Trans-Am Series for a few very successful years, from 1967 to 1969. During this period, this Camaro clinched 11 race wins and 2 second place finishes. The 302 cubic-inch V8 is mated to a muncue M22 ‘Rock Crusher’, sending power to the 12-bolt posi-traction rear end. Off the track, this particular Z/28 was used extensively in Gulf Oil television commercials, which aired during the moon landing broadcasts and other landmark moments that defined the late 1960s. After falling off the grid for years, the car was rediscovered intact, with its original pre-production engine, Cross-Ram manifold, and rear differential. It was then restored to Bolero Red with Ermine White stripes and prominent Gulf Oil decals-the same way it was presented in the Gulf Oil advertisements. More recently, this special Z/28 spent time in Belgium, where extensive mechanical work was conducted to make it compliant with modern vintage racing standards, documented in the service record accompanying the sale. In 2015, this Z/28 participated in the Spa Classic and is capable of being enjoyed by its next owner in various racing situations worldwide. The car is beautifully represented throughout-it is mechanically and visually sorted and the recent necessary racing enhancements are well integrated. This Z/28 is not only ready to be enjoyed at speed, it is also a historically significant chapter in the history of the Camaro and believed to be the only pre-production Z/28 to retain its original engine.
- 227 1941 Packard 160 Convertible Coupe DE14792025 $70,000.00 $90,000.00 By 1940, Packard’s model line had come to include the mainstream One-Ten (formerly known as the Packard Six) and One-Twenty models, topped by the senior-level Super 8 One-Sixty and Custom Super 8 One-Eighty lines. With the legendary Packard Twelve discontinued after 1939, the top Packard engine choice was now the 356 cubic-inch straight eight. With a 160-horsepower rating, smooth operation and prodigious torque, the less-exotic eight more than capably filled the Twelve’s shoes. This engine was now standard on the Super 8 One-Sixty and Super 8 One-Eighty models, which rode a variety of wheelbase lengths and carried a wide variety of elegant body designs. Known as the Nineteenth Series, the 1941 Packard model line was introduced in September 1940 and continued the styling innovations that were pioneered during the prior year, along with a variety of welcome detail updates. With their robust 8-cylinder powertrain, independent front suspension and soft, smooth ride, Packard’s Super Eight models and particularly the versatile One-Sixty cars remain highly desirable today for their drivability and usability, in addition to their renowned quality and stately character. Just 3,535 examples of the Super 8 One-Sixty were produced in all for the 1941 Nineteenth Series. Featuring unusual and handsome livery comprising Chickory Green Metallic and Grove Green Metallic two-tone paint, this upscale 1941 Packard Super 8 One-Sixty DeLuxe Convertible Coupe is a captivating example of these renowned Packards of the immediate prewar era. In addition to its robust, 160-horsepower “eight” and synchromesh transmission with desirable overdrive, it also features green leather-and-vinyl upholstery, a power-operated tan convertible top and twin side mounted spares within sleek steel covers, a pushbutton AM radio, dash clock and added turn-signal indicators. As offered, it stands as an attractive and enjoyable example of Packard’s upper-echelon series of the immediate prewar era.
- 228 1956 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible 569L9662 $65,000.00 $85,000.00 By the late 1940s, as buyers began demanding more comfort, power, and style than ever before, Oldsmobile was among the first marques to respond with a refreshing break from the past with its new-for-1948 “Futuramic” 98 series. Next, Oldsmobile launched the first great American horsepower race with the 1949 release of its all-new and powerful overhead-valve “Rocket” V-8 engine. The new V-8 Oldsmobiles delivered outstanding performance on the street and the wildly popular AAA and NASCAR stock-car racing circuits, even influencing popular culture as the subject of arguably the first rock ‘n roll song ever, “Rocket 88” by Ike Turner and his Rhythm Kings. Styling was not overlooked as the 1950s advanced, with many leading-edge design elements of the 1953 Fiesta and Starfire GM Motorama concept cars soon gracing the production models. Conferring a glamorous aura, the Oldsmobiles of the mid-1950s most importantly drew record numbers of buyers to dealer showrooms. For 1956, Oldsmobile’s winning styling formula continued to follow the basic principles laid down in the last major redesign of 1954, including chic wraparound windshield and rear-window treatments. The rapidly developing “Rocket” V-8 now displaced 324 cubic inches and delivered a stout 240 horsepower for the Super 88 and 98 models, with GM’s renowned Hydra-Matic automatic transmission now standard equipment. While the entire Oldsmobile line offered many standard features not available with some competing makes, the top-of-the-line 98 series raised the bar even higher with a padded dash, electric clock, power steering, windshield washers, and a Deluxe steering wheel, plus courtesy and back-up lights. In particular, Oldsmobile’s trendsetting Super 88 and 98 lines offered upscale exterior trim and fashionable two-tone paint finishes befitting their status as Oldsmobile’s best-sellers for 1956. Featuring distinctive Tropical Green Iridescent and Alcan White two-tone paint over matching two-tone upholstery, this 1956 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible is a captivating example, nicely complemented by a power-operated white convertible top. Having traveled only 57,672 original miles at the time of cataloguing, this dashing Oldsmobile is further accented by iconic “spinner” hubcaps and period style wide whitewall tires. Desirable additional features include power-assisted brakes, a power front seat, power steering and power windows, a padded dash, clock and ‘Wonderbar’ signal-seeking AM radio. Far less commonly seen than its counterparts from Chevrolet and Ford, this 1956 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible will provide both a wonderful touring experience and serve as a standout wherever it appears. via RM Hershey ’08 sold $71k
- 229 1935 Pierce-Arrow Model 1245 Coupe 3120047 $125,000.00 $175,000.00 Any later twelve-cylinder Pierce is a rare automobile, but the example offered here is especially so, as the sole surviving Model 1245 coupe. The use of the two-passenger coupe body on the long 1245 chassis results in an automobile of amazing proportions, with a long hood, rear deck, and small curved roofline, all accentuated nicely by the streamlined styling that Pierce had gradually adopted in the early 1930s. A sleek vee’d radiator shell ended at a long hood with redesigned fender doors, and the body featured tasteful moldings along its flanks to draw the eye. Pierce-Arrow Society records note that this sole surviving coupe was formerly owned for five decades by Harry Hurst, a longtime enthusiast in Santa Rosa, California, and later Washington State. Mr. Hurst and his family loved the automobile; in a recent conversation, his niece, Selena Critchfield, recalled many rides in the rumbleseat during her childhood in the early 1950s. In later years he regularly drove it to local events such as the Forest Grove Concours. It was eventually acquired from the Hurst family by Dave Murray of Gig Harbor, Washington, a well-known Pierce-Arrow specialist, in whose ownership much of the present restoration work was undertaken. Mr. Murray recently recounted that the engine was rebuilt and the body partially repainted, and a great deal of other mechanical work accomplished to make the car a fit runner and driver. Afterward he enjoyed driving it very much, including a trip the length of the West Coast to the Pierce-Arrow Society’s National Meet in Temecula, California, in 2009. Afterward the car was purchased by Jerry Ball of Texas, in whose excellent Pierce-Arrow collection it resided until its purchase by the current owner several years ago. Mechanically sorted and a fine road car, the Pierce remains a beautiful machine, in rich black with red striping, tan cord upholstery, red wire wheels with chrome disc covers, and white whitewall tires. Additional ccessories include the desirable dual sidemounted spares, a rear-mounted trunk rack, an accessory AM radio with header-mounted speaker, chrome dual horns, and parking lights, as well as the famous archer radiator mascot. Lovely attention to detail, typical of Pierce, includes a rear window that rolls down to permit conversation with the rumble seat passengers, and large vent windows in the doors. There is only one surviving 1935 1245 coupe – and this is it, a car of wonderful proportions and impressive power, sure to attract the enthusiast of Classic Era rarity and outstanding engineering. It fairly begs to be driven and enjoyed, so that a new owner can experience it on the open highway in CCCA CARavans and Pierce-Arrow Society events.
- 230 1969 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Coupe 1R26912 $70,000.00 $90,000.00 According to this E-Type’s Heritage Trust Certificate, it was built at the Browns Lane Jaguar Works on September 11, 1969. Denoted as a left hand drive Series II Fixed Head Coupe, the E-Type was finished in Signal Red over black interior trim, and fitted with a manual transmission. A US market example, the E-Type made its way to the British Leyland distributor in New York, where it would be sold to its first owner. Although the Jaguar’s early history remains unknown, the car is confirmed to have been in singular ownership from the 1980s until purchased by the consignor. A comprehensive restoration was carried out in 2010, where the cars factory-correct Signal Red exterior was professionally redone, and the car’s mechanical systems were refurbished. It should be noted that at some point in time, presumably before the 1980s, the cars engine was replaced with a correct, 4.2-liter unit. This striking E-Type is offered with books and tools, and the odometer reading of just over 83,000 miles is believed to be the car’s actual mileage since new. In beautiful condition inside and out, this Jaguar presents as an excellent example of the late 6-cylinder E-Type Coupe, a model that looks like a great bargain today compared to its Series I predecessors. via Bonhams Quail ’16 sold $60k.
- 231 1934 Cadillac 370D Sedan 4100028 $40,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R The example offered here was the seventh produced in 1934 in this dignified and elegant Fleetwood style no. 6030S, a five-passenger sedan with a modern one-piece flat windshield, an automobile that truly embodies the Cadillac reputation for conservative beauty and style. Its factory build sheet, a copy of which is included in the file, notes its delivery as a “rush” order to Philadelphia, finished entirely in black with Wiese broadcloth upholstery, “Goddess” radiator mascot, and dual side-mounted spares with metal covers. Undoubtedly the original dealer had a customer ready and waiting for such a car, and with the Great Depression taking its toll on luxury automobile sales, Cadillac wanted to get the new V12 into its owner’s hands as soon as possible – hence the “rush” order. The car is still finished in that original color scheme, with wonderful subtle woodgrain and nickel accents, and the sumptuously instrumented dashboard that is typical of Cadillac in this era. The dual sidemounted spares boast full covers and mirrors, while charming design features include rear vent windows, a handy touch for the passengers that helps to provide flow-through ventilation and cool the interior on a long tour. The engine compartment appears largely original, but is clean and tidy, suitable for further driving enjoyment, especially as the current owner has spent $25,000 rebuilding the engine. Twelve-cylinder Cadillacs are ideal automobiles for Classic Car Club of America CARavans and other long-distance touring events, and this well-maintained and lovingly preserved example would be ideal for such purposes. It has formal elegance and wonderful character in equal measure, and room for the entire family to ride in comfort and style on American roads. It would also be a wonderful counterpoint to V-8 and V-16 models to complete a Cadillac enthusiast’s collection, exactly as it would have in the showroom of a dealer back in 1934. The possibilities are endless.
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