5.30pm August 15th, 16th & 17th
Monterey Conference Center
1 Portola Plaza
United States 93940
RM was a small Canadian company when it took over the Monterey Sportscar auction in the late 1990s from Rick Cole. Rick Cole had run a series of relatively successful classic car auctions back in the 1980s with various Sports and Racing cars on offer including a Ferrari 250P and Shelby Daytona Coupe although they end of the speculative market saw the end of their stint. RM saw exponential growth through the early 2000s and the latter end of the decade mirrored the strength of the overall market while the post GFC boom saw them top $100 million in 2013. Since then they have managed to consign four different headline cars that have topped $20 million and hit a record $167 million in 2015 with more recent sales including a new world for the 1962 Ferrari 250GTO in 2018. Perhaps the best testament to RMs ability is that every year since 2013 has seen RM average more than $1 million per car. Aside from numbers, Gooding and RM were battling each other for both the highest gross and top sale and based on recent performance RM have secured the title of pinnacle Monterey auction house.
Date – Sold/Offered (%) – Gross Total – High sale
2007 172/185 (93%) $40,837,350 $4,400,000 1935 Duesenberg SJ
2008 146/174 (83%) $45,986,900 $4,510,000 1959 Ferrari 250GT SWB
2009 255/287 (89%) $41,886,900 $2,530,000 1952 Jaguar C-Type
2010 208/221 (94%) $67,806,100 $4,620,000 1954 Ferrari 375MM & 1938 Talbot-Lago T150C SS
2011 123/144 (85%) $78,192,700 $9,680,000 1937 Meredes-Benz 540K Spezial Roadster
2012 106/119 (89%) $95,739,150 $11,000,000 1968 Ford GT40/ Mirage
2013 104/119 (87%) $125,086,750 $27,500,000 1967 Ferrari 275GTB/4 Nart Spider
2014 120/129 (93%) $143,403,250 $26,400,000 1964 Ferrari 275GTB
2015 129/150 (86%) $167,521,500 $17,600,000 1964 Ferrari 250LM
2016 82/100 (82%) $117,925,000 $21,780,000 1955 Jaguar D-Type
2017 103/116 (89%) $132,781,450 $22,550,000 1956 Aston Martin DBR1
2018 124/150 (83%) $157,571,340 $48,405,000 1962 Ferrari 250GTO
RMs major consignment for 2019 is the only pre war Porsche in existence. Prof. Ferdinand Porsche had a lengthy career including designing the first petrol electric car and the mighty Mercedes-Benz S-Type but his love of rear engined cars saw him decide to set up an independent design agency. The two jobs Porsche was hired for would change the shape of motoring, the Auto Unions thanks to their racing success and the Volkswagen Typ. 1 (the Beetle) thanks to giving the world the cheapest driving experience possible. The late 1930s saw the proposed 1939 Berlin-Rome race to showcase the Axis might and Porsche decided to produce three specially built cars based on the Volkswagen platform that would be the first Porsche. These Typ. 64 were built from aircraft type lightweight tubing and fitted with special aluminium coachwork to a unique design. The standard 985cc VW engine was breathed on to provide 32bhp and with a weight of just 1346 pounds it offered peppy performance. Unfortunately war broke out a month before the race and the two completed cars were retained by Volkswagen with only one surviving the post war period.
#38/41 was the first car produced and became Prof. Porsche’ personal transport during WW2 and when he was imprisoned in France became his son Ferry’s personal transport. Ferry had Pininfarina rebuilt the Type 64s coachwork in 1947 and personally supervised the rebuild of its engine at Gmund. Otto Mathe managed to convince Ferry to sell him the car in 1949 and Porsche converted it to Right hand drive due to his use of one arm and despite his handicap Mathe raced the Porsche through 1953. Mathe retained ownership until ’95 when he passed away and it passed to Dr. Thomas Gruber in Vienna and a consignor with the “largest collection in Germany”. This Typ. 64 is noted for retaining all of its original components and presented in highly original condition. RM had bandied about a $20 million estimate but now helpfully say on request and there is little to compare the car too although some comparisons are possible. Plenty of other first ofs such as the first Ferrari and Aston Martin have been sold and none of fetched a premium because most first ofs are low powered and famous only for being the first example made. That said this is a Porsche and Porsche fans are part of a unique world of values, if you are a Porsche collector and want arguably the best, this is it and whether its $20 or 25 or 15 or whatever million it will no doubt be well bought.
McLaren was born in the mid 1960s when Bruce McLaren followed Jack Brabham to set up his own team. F1 success would take decades although the McLaren team quickly found dominance in Can Am yet Bruce died in tragic circumstances during testing at Goodwood in ’70. Teddy Mayer took over the team and managed to win the F1 title with James Hunt in 1976 although lean times lead to Ron Dennis taking over as the team principal and funding from Marlboro and TAG petroleum funded a methodical rebuild. After years of constant success with Porsche and Honda engines in the Gordon Murray designed chassis Murray managed to convince Dennis to bankroll a proposed road car at the very peak of the late 1980s collector car boom. The next three years saw Murray design and develop a bespoke car with the first use of a carbon chassis in a production car, three abreast seating and a 631bhp BMW built V12 engine. By the time production began in 1992 the market for a 680k pound supercar had disappeared so just 78 examples were sold over the following 6 years. While the F1 was purely developed as a road car, a racing GTR version was developed in 1995 and it won Le Mans in its first start with further long tail GTRs in 1997 seeing the model go out with a bang.
Towards the end of F1 production McLaren decided to build a small run of LM specials which featured an unrestricted 680bhp engine and the high downforce bodykit as used on the GTRs. Five LMs were built as new and another two cars were upgraded to LM spec including #073 which is on offer, a standard road car sold to Japan and later to Germany, it being returned to McLaren in 2000 for a full upgrade to the ultimate spec. #073 was sold to Singapore in 2004 where it was barely used before it was sold to New Zealand becoming one of a brace of F1s in our tiny nation. The Kiwi owner has since used #073 widely including three F1 tours and notes that it is much better on track thanks to the additional downforce. RM have a $21 – 23 million estimate on this F1 LM and its noted that they have a guarantor for the sale so it will sell and makes any commentary on value a tad moot. What I will note is that the other car so modified was #073 which was sold by Christies in 2003 at $1.255 mil. and again by RM in 2015 for $13.75 mil. and as a private treaty sale via RM in 2018 for an undisclosed amount. I am not convinced that the F1 LM has changed that much from 2015 but again its all a bit pointless as it will sell for at least $21 million.
The Ferrari 250GT California, Pininfarina Cabriolet and Short Wheelbase Berlinetta all existed in the same general period of Ferrari history and all shared a common ancestry. Indeed the SWB and the California share a similar pricing structure that despite a clear diverse pecking order sees them valued at $8 to 25 million. The California pecking order revolves around the differences between the LWB cars based on the Tour de France platform and the later SWB cars based on the namesake Berlinetta and says the various cars are worth
- $8 – 10 million (a open headlight, non Competizione car),
- $10 – 12 million (closed headlight)
- $12 – 18 million (Competizione)
- $11 – 13 million (open headlight, Short Wheelbase)
- $15 – 18 million (closed headlight)
- $18 – 25 million (competizione)
As one can see there is a large price differential between the original 49 Long Wheelbase and 56 Short Wheelbase cars, especially in regards to the closed headlight and Competizione cars. The differences between the two are not as important as the pricing might suggest with the main difference, the shift from original drum brakes to disc brakes from mid ’59 and an improvement in general cornering. Otherwise the only change is the aesthetic difference with the Shorter Wheelbase California having a slight edge over the LWB examples in the beauty stakes and again this does not explain why the covered headlight Short Wheelbase examples are worth so much more than their LWB brethren. RM are offering #4131GT which was one of the last California and delivered to Switzerland in early 1963, a classic open headlight SWB. Long term ownerships in Canada and Switzerland would follow before a sale to the USA in ’92 and finally to the vendor in the ’94. RM note this to be the most original California in existence and have offered a $10.5 – 13 million estimate and while there is no support for the high estimate, the low would be market correct.
David Brown made enough money selling tractors for use in the British war effort that he could buy Lagonda and Aston Martin outright in the post war years. The WO Bentley designed Straight six was chosen to power the first DB Astons while ex Auto-Union and Porsche engineer Eberhard von Eberhorst was hired to design a new chassis for the DB3 race car. Eberhorst and the DB3 proved unsuccessful and his assistant William Watson managed to convince David Brown to back his ideas for the lighter, more modern DB3S which would be launched in 1953. While never the fastest racecar and often outshone by the Jaguar D-Types and various large Ferrari, the DB3S was generally extremely reliable and often highly successful over its 6 year racing life. RM are offering DB3S #2 which was the second car built and its early history included winning the 1953 Goodwood 9 Hours and second at the RAC TT. After one and a half seasons of hard racing the team decided to rebuild #2 around a new chassis and with new bodywork and it continued to be raced by the works tezam even once sold to Peter Collins in ’55. Several owners followed, each of whom looked after the car well and it ended up with Aston oracle Richard Forshaw who restored it before a coupe of long term collector ownerships. Offered in magnificent condition, RM have given it a $8.75 – 10.5 million and that seems entirely reasonable compared to #5 which had replacement bodywork and engine and failed to sell at $8.74 million in 2016. All in all one of my favourtite cars at Monterey.
Ferrari ended the 1950s knowing that the Coopers had the upper hand so began a project to build a rear engined F2 car and they had already developed a series of DOHC V6 engines back in 1957. The CSi changed the F1 rules in 1960 so that the 1961 F1 championship would be run to 1.5 litre formula and Ferrari launched the 156F1 and a sports racing 246SP variant with the 2.4 litre V6 engine and it provided adequate support to the 250TR61. Two of the new SP 246SPs were built and they were simply a 156F1 with sponsons carrying full width bodywork and one won the Targa Florio with von Trips/ Ginther/ Gendebien. Three new SPs were built for 1962 and they featured a range of new SOHC hengines, the 1.9 Litre V6 196SP, 2.4 litre V8 248SP, 2.6 litre V8 268SP and 2.8 litre V6 286SP. While the new engines were often powerful enough their poor fuel economy meant they weren’t winners, the two 246SPs taking wins at Targa Florio and Nurburgring. The second 246SP even formed the basis for the all conquering 250P that would sweep all events in 1963. #0806 which is on offer is the second of two 248SPs and was a much delayed 13th at Sebring before the very fast team of the Rodriguez brothers were competitive at the Nurburgring but retired. Ferrari fitted a 196SP engine for Doug Thiem to race in SCCA under 2 litre formula and he had some success before Bob Grossman and a series of US owners, by the early 1970s the car was owned by Pierre Bardinon and restored to 246SP form, the car later passed to the Violati collection and then two US owners, the first of whom had it restored to its original form and ensured it was ready and compliant for track use. The last SP to be offered was a sister 248SP which failed at a low teens estimate, approx. $12 – 14 million which seemed steep while this ones $8 – 10 million seems totally reasonable and its probably the cheapest sports racing Ferrari from the era.
The Ferrari 250GT Short Wheelbase was the second of the three great 250s that began with the Tour de France and ended with the GTO, each intended for racing but eventually becoming the greatest dual purpose road racing cars. Just one race spec. 250GT Short Wheelbase was built post 1961 but road car production continued through the end of 1962 and RM are offering a late production car, #3359GT. This car was delivered to Italy but ended up in the USK in the early 1970s, later owners in Canada, the USA, France and Switzerland included one who had it restored by Carrozzeria Autosport and others at a $500k expense. This beautiful Short Wheelbase has since won awards at Villa d’Este in 2012 and been very well maintained since a sale to the USA. The $8 – 10 million estimate does make sense given its quality, especially at the low estimate where it would be something of a very, very good buy but even a mid to high estimate price wouldn’t be too expensive.
Ford fell out with Enzo Ferrari in 1963 and decided they could go and beat them if they couldn’t buy them so established FAV in the UK with Lola designed Eric Broadley, Roy Lunn and John Wyer and selected the Lola Mark VI as the basis for the proposed Le Mans challenger. Two years of lack of success ended with FAV losing their works team role to Shelby but not they continued to develop and build prototypes including the five Roadsters (GT/108-112). Four of these Roadsters raced although they never had the success of the Shelby of Gulf racers and many were crashed and rebuilt. The first of the Roadsters was supplied to Carroll Shelby who used it for testing and promotional work before selling it to a Kar Kraft staffer. A short series of owners ensured it was well maintained but never damaged and it remains the only original Roadster. RM have given the car a $7 – 9 million estimate and it makes total sense at the low amount although the high might be a step too far.
Porsche had plenty of success with the 550RS, 550A and 718RSK before they launched the lightly refreshed RS60 in 1960 and four works cars were built with 1606cc Typ. 547/3 engines. RMs car is #718-044 which failed at Le Mans in ’60 with Bonnier/ Hill, again at Sebring in ’61 with Herrmann/ Barth/ Bonnier/ Gurney and then had its moment in the sun with Stirling Moss running away with the Targa Florio until his cars diff seized mere miles from the end. Bonnier was loaned the car for a US racing trip before it was sold in the USA and it passed to various owners before Warren Eads purchased it in ’78. Eads had it restored and the car has since passed through various hands including the latest who had it restored by Urs Gretener. This exact car was sold by Gooding in 2015 for $5 million and RM are asking $5.75 – 7.75 mil. and is the only works RS60 ever likely to be sold so it has to be called market at the low to mid estimate although the high will be a stretch.
The 375MM was effectively the last in a long line of pretty basic Ferrari sports racers that started with the first, the Tipo 159S, and ended with the works only 375 Plus and 410S in 1954 & 1955 with various 4, 6 and a entirely new range of V12s in 1955 and 1956. While the 375MM like most MM cars were sports racing cars a very few cars were built for road use incl. the car on offer at RM, #0476AM was built with Ghia Coupe coachwork for use as a show car and sold through Chinetti to Robert Wilke, a very wealthy American. A small series of owners ended with museums in the USA and Europe before it was acquired by a US/ Asian owner and it remains almost entirely original. RM have provided a $5 – 7 million estimate which is less than half that of a race spec 375MM but is bang on for a street version and makes for good buying.
Ian Flemings James Bond was first shown on the big screen way back in ’62 and has since become the worlds longest running film franchise and third most successful of all times. The third Bond film was Goldfinger and this time James Bond had a car, the quintessential British sportscar, an Aston Martin DB5. One of four used for the film although not actually seen on film but rather fitted out for promotional use in the USA after the release of Thunderball, #2008/R was fitted with all the gadgets including the ejector seat. Lord Bamford eventually purchased the two USA cars including #2008/R and retained it until its sale to the USA where it remained for 35 years until its sale in 2006 at RMs Scottsdale sale. #2008/R has since been restored by Roos Engineering at enormous cost over four years. While the actual movie cars should reach a premium over this promotional car it remains that the $4 – 6 million estimate is bang on market value.
Ferraris 212 Export and 250MM were road racers par excellence intended for both a US and European market and at a time when most races were on road circuits ideal for any use. In between the two Ferrari produced 20 225S in a single year production and again they were very usable if rather agricultural and they were fitted with either Vignale Coupe or Barchetta coachwork. RM are offering #0214ED which is a late production example delivered to the Caprara bros. who promptly loaned it to Bobby Baird for racing at the Daily Mail International Trophy where the great Roy Salvadori finished 4th, Baird/ Salvadori did manage to take 3rd at the Goodwood 9 Hours. The car was soon sold to Carlos Lostalo in Argentina and it proceeded to race with some success until it was wrecked in 1954 and it eventually fell into obscurity, Luciano Bollaert bought the car in 1980 and had it restored in Italy. A short series of US owners ended when it was sold to the vendor in ’97 and it remains well preserved in very good condition. It is claimed to have just 81km showing, possibly since the restoration and a non matching OEM engine fitted and isn’t Classiche certified. The 225S is rare enough that there are few recent sales but the last one would indicate a $5 – 6 million estimate for the best but this is far from the best and the $4 – 5 million estimate is likely a million or more too high.
Maserati had shifted from the Maserati family to the Orsi’s and after WW2 their first proper sporty Maserati was the A6G and it would be made in various versions for Sports Racing, street and Formula 1/2 use with a straight six engine in 1.5, 2 or 2.5 litre format and would eventually form the basis for the 250F and 300S. Arguably the ultimate A6G was the A6GCS, intended for top flight sports racing and despite giving away plenty to the big V12 Ferraris and various English opposition, it would prove successful. #2078 could be the car Luigi Musso took to a fantastic 3rd at the 1954 Mille Miglia and certainly used later in the season. It would later be sold to Argentina where it had a successful racing history and ended up with Lucio Bollaert before sale to Italy and finally to the USA. #2078 is fitted with a believed replacement engine wearing #2078 although it is unclear and it was restored in 2013 to impressive condition. If the early history could be nailed down and the engine proved to be original then a $5 – 7 million estimate would not be unreasonable but as it is the $3.25 – 3.75 million estimate seems okay and market correct at the low amount.
Aston Martins new DB4 presented a sales boost for the fledgeling company and thoughts soon turned to a cheap new racing option and they developed a new shorter, lighter DB4GT and fitted with the new 3.7 litre engine in 300bhp spec. 75 examples of the DB4GT were built over the next four years from 1959 and while the first example was successful on track the new 250GT Short Wheelbase proved even faster and the model was soon replaced by the Zagato DB4GT and Astons lack of development and resolve meant the model remained something of a wasted opportunity. Regardless of its lack of on track success the DB4GT did exemplify the values of Aston Martin in being the ultimate stylish fast tourer and is perhaps best compared to the 250GT Short Wheelbase Ferrari and it remains much rarer than its Maranello brethren. RM are offering #0162/R which was delivered to the UK and received a works replacement engine fitted in ’67 although the replacement was from an ex Moss racing DB4GT. Later sold to Japan before a recent return to the UK it formed the basis for the run of 25 continuation cars produced by Aston Martin. If one can overlook the non original engine the $3 – 3.4 million estimate makes sense if not its roughly $500k too expensive, possible value at the low estimate.
Ferrari built their first supercar for the Group B series although by the time a race version was ready the Group B series had been cancelled as too fast and too dangerous. Its lack of racing success was immaterial due to the 288GTO being a sure fire seller and with Ferrari’s 40th anniversary just a few years later the F40 was launched which proved a seller and some 1400 would eventually be built and it would even be successful on track up to a decade later. While the first two Ferrari supercars were turbocharged V8s the 50th anniversary for Ferrari lead them to develop a normally aspirated 4.7 litre V12 from their then current Grand Prix car and it was fitted to a carbon fibre tub, the first time one was used in a Ferrari roadcar. The F50 was the essence of an F1 car for the road and despite a lack of mid 1990s success the limited production of just 349 examples and despite its status as the most hardcore drivers car its life in the shadow of the McLaren F1 saw it somewhat forgotten. The car on offer at RM is one of just 55 US spec F50s and it has had $300k in recent maintenance making it close to perfect. That said the estimate is bang on for the claimed quality at $3 – 3.5 million.
Prewar highlights are:
- 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Brewster Playboy Roadster – Est. $250 – 325k, Phantom Is were extremely glamorous cars and the Brewster Playboy coachwork is one of the best, celebrity connections and an older resto. Market correct.
- 1930 Bentley Speed Six HJ Mulliner Sportsmans Saloon – Est. $2.6 – 3.2 mil., a full beans Speed Six with beautiful HJ Mulliner Saloon coachwork designed for a Maharaja. Restored by R.C. Moss in original condition. Great buying at the low estimate.
- 1932 Duesenberg Model J Judkins Victoria Coupe – Est. $1.4 – 1.8 mil., unique Gordon Buehrig designed Victoria coupe, restored over many years pre-96, comprehensively refreshed by Brian Joseph post ’15. Value depends on the buyers ideals of beauty, its certainly distinctive and unique but arguably not beautiful. Likely market correct.
- 1932 Packard Twin Six Dietrich Individual Custom Sport Phaeton – Est. $750 – 950k, an original body fitted to a new chassis in ’38, taken to South Africa, returned ’68, restored on a ’32 Twin Six chassis for Robert Bahre. Recently restored by RM restorations. Market correct for the lack of originality.
- 1933 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria – Est. $350 – 450k, a beautiful convertible victoria on the basic Twelve chassis. Completely original. Very good buying and market correct.
- 1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Convertible Sedan – Est. $1.2 – 1.4 mil. Miss Boyds Packard. Full custom, extravagantly expensive, taken to Poland on an expedition, Restored decades ago and freshened recently. Award winner at Pebble Beach since. Market correct.
- 1934 MG PA/PB Le Mans – Est. $200 – 250k, 1 of 3 1935 Le Mans cars, finished 24th with an all female crew, restored in recent times and well maintained. Not fast but likely lots of fun.
- 1935 Alta 1.5 Litre – Est. $275 – 375k, the first single seat Alta and with a superb racing history, later to NZ and returned in ’80s when it was restored. Very well maintained.
- 1937 Packard Twelve Rollston Convertible Victoria – Est. $900k – 1.2 mil., ultimate Packard with unique Rollston coachwork, very, very glamorous. Restored mid ’70s and still a concours star. Expensive for the model yet cheap for a unique Packard with bespoke coachwork. Probably market correct.
- 1938 Lagonda V12 Rapide Roadster – Est. $1.2 – 1.5 mil., the first Rapide DHC built. Built for a member of the McAlpine family, later upgraded to Sanction II “Marine” by Lagonda, restored by Plus Four c’90s, Pebble ’17 class winner. Slightly expensive especially compared to the sister car at Gooding. Perhaps value at the low estimate.
Mid century highlights are:
- 1948 Mercury Marmon-Herrington Station Wagon – Est. $225 – 275k, The biggest, baddest, most glam woody. Restored to perfection. Market correct, verging on a good buy.
- 1949 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Roadster – Est. $350 – 400k, 1 of 240, 1st US XK120. Restored by JK Restorations. Concours award winner. Market correct.
- 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America – Est. $1.25 – 1.5 mil., US delivered Spider America. Restored with a rare Fontana factory hardtop. Totally correct, extremely high quality. Market correct if the quality checks out.
- 1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Exclusive Study – Est. $800k – 1 mil., a unique Lincoln built by Boano for the Turin Show. Restored to perfection and a concours award winner. Market priced.
- 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Roadster – Est. $800k – 1 mil., likely the first 300SC, US delivery, well maintained by Rudi Koniczek and others. Market correct.
- 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Cabriolet – Est. $800k – 1 mil., 1 of 49 cabriolets, restored by Rudi Koniczek from 2012 to 2017, market correct.
- 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster – Est. $1.2 – 1.4 mil., early US car, nice livery, restored ’00, needs checking out, expensive for a ’57 Roadster even if everything checks out.
- 1958 Facel Vega FVS Series 4 Sports Coupe – Est. $250 – 300k, gorgeous, elegant car in beautiful colours. Restored to perfection. Market correct at the low estimate.
- 1959 Bentley S1 Continental Convertible – Est. $900k – 1.2 mil., US example from new, older restoration, condition needs confirmation, market correct at low estimate if not 3+ or better.
- 1961 Ferrari 400SA Aerodynamico Coupe – Est. $2.9 – 3.5 mil., 5th of just 17, Italian delivery, US by ’62, ex John Mecom and Tom Mittler, restored. Market correct.
- 1961 Ferrari 250GT Pininfarina Cabriolet Series II – Est. $1.5 – 1.8 mil., US car, later to Switzerland and Japan, restored in non original colours. Market correct at the low estimate.
- 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II – Est. $600 – 700k, US delivered LHD car, restored by Vantage Motors to ultimate spec. Likely market correct at the low estimate.
- 1961 Maserati 5000GT Ghia Coupe – Est. $500 – 700k, unique 5000GT with Ghia coachwork. Built for Ferdinando Innocenti, later to Saudi Arabia, totally original, will need the mother of all restorations. Seems very, very cheap, should go for twice this. One of my favourite cars.
- 1962 Aston Martin DB4 semi GT – Est. $1.4 – 1.8 mil., 1 of 7 standard Left Hand drive DB4s fitted with the GT spec engine from new. Supplied to USA, restored in Germany, Switzerland and elsewhere. Both crazy expensive and market correct.
- 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV SS Coupe – Est. $780k – 1 mil., fitted with the 266hp Special Series engine from new, supplied to France, restored by Aston Martin works at great expense. Market correct at the low estimate.
- 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster Competition – Est. $250 – 300k, supplied to Kjell Qvale, prepared by Joe Huffaker for SCCA A-Production racing and highly successful, restored post ’11. Surely worth more than the estimate?
- 1963 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible – Est. $1.35 – 1.5 mil., 5th example, Right hand drive, works demonstrator, restored by Aston Martin Works to concours winning condition. Market correct.
- 1964 Aston Martin DB5 – Est. $700 – 900k, 1 owner for 40 years, US delivery, well maintained and highly original. Expensive for a restoration project but bang on for a very nice driver.
- 1964 Maserati 5000GT Michelotti Coupe – Est. $700 – 850k, unique Michelotti coachwork, built for Briggs Cunningham, totally original. Should be cheap enough at the low estimate to restore and resale for profit.
- 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 – Est. $1.25 – 1.5 mil., converted to SCCA racing spec., successful, raced through ’71, later to the UK, rebuilt for road use, Germany, restored ’96, restored ’05, still highly original and includes most of its original components. Market correct.
- 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Shooting Brake – Est. $1 – 1.4 mil., 1 of 12 Harold Radford built Shooting Brakes. Swiss delivery, restored by Aston Engineering post ’03. Subtly upgraded. A little challenged style wise and for anyone that agrees not worth nearly this much however if you do find it more attractive possibly market correct at the low estimate.
- 1966 Ferrari 275GTB Alloy Longnose – Est. $2.9 – 3.5 mil., 1 of 4 alloy, torque tube, longnose 275s with triple carbs, Italian delivery in White over Black, later to USA, Switzerland, Sweden and returned to USA. Non original Blu over Tan. No mention of its actual condition so it needs confirmation but possibly market correct at the low estimate.
- 1966 Ferrari 275GTB – Est. $2.2 – 2.4 mil., long nose, torque tube example, US delivery, later to Japan, restored decades ago, recently refreshed. Market correct.
- 1966 Aston Martin DB5 Short Chassis Volante – Est. $1.4 – 1.8 mil., UK delivered DB5 Convertible. Restored by Desmond Smail post ’13 with an upgraded engine. Ultra high quality. Market correct.
- 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 – Est. $1.1 – 1.25 mil., standard 428 Cobra but otherwise kept relatively original until restored by Mike McCluskey, recently restored by Curt Vogt. Likely a touch too expensive.
- 1966 Lamborghini 350GT Touring – Est. $250 – 300k, US delivered 350GT, amazing, unrestored condition. Replacement 400GT engine fitted at some point, may need further recommissioning. One for the brave but possible to create a good driver at a unheard of cost.
- 1967 Porsche 911S Rally – Est. $250 – 325k, wonderful early US delivery with the desirable Rally Package, later with Bruce Jennings and raced once, stored til ’97, almost totally original, very low mileage example. Almost certaintly worth more than this.
- 1968 Ferrari 365GTC – Est. $500 – 600k, Swiss delivered, later to USA. Part restored, largely original condition. Good buying at the low estimate if no major needs otherwise avoid.
- 1969 Ferrari 365GTS – Est. $2.25 – 2.75 mil., 1 of 20 365GTS, delivered to Belgium. Restored by Joe Leweck of Bayberry Vintage Autos over, receipts for $500k. Market correct.
- 1971 Ferrari 365GTB/4 – Est. $675 – 750k, US delivered example. Incredibly original. Excellent mechanical condition. Market correct for the condition.
- 1974 BMW 3.5 CSL IMSA – Est. $1.5 – 2.2 mil., 1 of 5 built for the ’75 IMSA GT Champs, Sebring 12 Hours ’75 winner with Peterson/ Redman. Later loaned tand raced through ’76, later to Vasek Polak and Henry Schmitt. Despite the many qualities, this seems very, very expensive. Possible value in the low millions.
- 1978 BMW 320i Turbo IMSA – Est. $750 – 950k, one of three 320i Turbo race cars developed with McLaren Engines to test the M12 Turbo F1 engine. Very successful, later to Kerry Morse and Henry Schmitt. Very, very cool but again crazy expensive. Perhaps $500 – 600k would be better.
Modern highlights are:
- 1984 Lancia 037 Stradale – Est. $475 – 600k, supplied to an Italian customer, improved by Abarth. Unique spec with very low miles. Rather cheap at the estimate for a car that was modified at the factory.
- 1984 Ferrari 512BBi – Est. $350 – 425k, beautiful example with 2,501 miles from new. The perfect example. Market correct.
- 1984 Lamborghini Countach LP500S – Est. $300 – 350k, rare, appealing example of a US delivered Countach. Restored by Valtellina Automobili. 34,000km from new. Good buying.
- 1985 Ferrari 288GTO – Est. $2.55 – 2.8 mil., Japanese delivery, low mileage. Properly serviced. Market correct.
- 1991 Ferrari F40 – Est. $1.5 – 1.8 mil., a US spec car later part of the Ming collection, upgraded with factory-offered, European-market-only variable height suspension system, 1,705 original miles. Great example but $200 – 300k too expensive.
- 1991 Porsche 911/964 Carrera 4 Lightweight – Est. $450 – 550k, 15th of 22 examples. Ex. Mike Amalfatino. Just under 4,500 kilometers from new. Very rare and original. Possibly market correct.
- 1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale – Est. $175 – 225k, 1 of 400 Giallo Ferrari editions. Just 6,540 km from new. Well documented. Lovely car. Market correct.
- 1996 Porsche 911/993 GT2 – Est. $1.25 – 1.4 mil., the famous GT2, 10,000km from new. Great example. The late production Turbo market is not nearly as strong in 2019 as 2017 so perhaps $300k too expensive.
- 1997 Ferrari F355 Spider – Est. $125 – 150k, US new car, 691 miles from new. How many brand new manual F355s are there out there? Market correct if you want one.
- 1998 Porsche RUF CTR2 Sport – Est. $700 – 900k, 1 of less than 30 examples built. 17,000 miles from new. Impossible to know if market correct but seems perhaps $200k too expensive.
- 1999 Ferrari 550 Maranello – Est. $150 – 175k, beautiful example with just 4,950 miles from new. Very well maintained. Stunning car. Still quite expensive.
- 2006 Ferrari FXX – Est. $2.85 – 3.25 mil., 1 of 30 FXXs, delivery mileage only. Recently serviced. Hard to know but likely $400k too expensive.
- 2008 Bugatti Veyron – Est. $1.1 – 1.3 mil., 1 of 76 Veyron Coupes. Featured in Beyoncé’s hit song “Party” featuring J. Cole. 1,527 miles from new, excellent example. Likely still six figures too expensive.
- 2008 Ferrari 430 Scuderia – Est. $180 – 220k, very cool, fast and fun. 6,200 miles from new. Market correct.
- 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari – Est. $2.9 – 3.4 mil., US delivered LaFerrari in Silver and Black. 442 miles from new. Exceptional. Market correct.
- 2014 Pagani Huayra Tempesta – Est. $2 – 2.4 mil., US delivered Huayra nicknamed “Scozia.” unique livery. Upgraded to Tempesta spec, $200k cost. 1 of less than 40 in the USA. 1,460 miles from new. Market correct.
- 2017 Pagani Huayra Roadster – Est. $2.75 – 3.25 mil., first Huayra Roadster to come to market, unique livery. Beautiful car with just 500 miles from new. Likely too expensive but its the first to come to market so if you want one, why not.
- 2017 Ford GT – Est. $1.2 – 1.5 mil., Unique livery, lovely example. 400 miles from new. Market correct.
- 2017 Ferrari F12tdf – Est. $850 – 950k, typical like new F12tdf, less than 1,000 miles from new. Market correct, perhaps even a $100k below market.
- 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato – $600 – 800k, 1 of 99, lovely car. Great livery. Like new. Still $100k too expensive.
- 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Roadster – Est. $600 – 800k, 1 of 99, another beautiful example. As with the above.
- 2019 McLaren Senna – Est. $1.35 – 1.65 mil., 434th of 500 examples. cray looks. Just 105 miles from new. $100 – 200k too expensive.
Affordable classic highlights are:
- 1985 Ferrari 308GTS QV Targa – Est. $100 – 150k, like new with just 3,959 miles. Well maintained. Magnum PI fantasies? A touch expensive.
- 1968 Shelby Mustang 428 Cobra Jet – Est. $65 – 85k, stunning car, original, early and rare car. Lovely. Market correct at the low estimate.
- 1974 Porsche 914 2.0 – Est. $45 – 65k, one owner for 42 years, very fine condition. Sensitively refreshed. Market correct.
- 1977 Volkswagen Beetle – Est. $40 – 60k, brand new Beetle with 128 miles from new. The 1585cc engine and US new. Likely market correct for the Porsche/ VW collector.
- 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Ti Saloon – Est. $40 – 50k, remarkably original, 35,000km from new. Lovely example for the Alfa fan. A touch expensive though.
Lot # – Year – Make – Model – Chassis/VIN – Low estimate > High estimate (US$) – (EUR) – N/R = No Reserve
- 103 1992 Aston Martin Virage Coupe SCFCAM2S8NBL50327 $50,000 $70,000 N/R Only 54 Virage coupes were exported for the North American market. As one of those rare vehicles, chassis 50327 left Newport Pagnell for the U.S. in September 1991. According to the build sheet on file, this car was finished in Connock Black with Parchment trim and hood, and black carpet—the colors it continues to wear today. The Virage didn’t find an owner until Mr. Edward Cohen of Palm Beach, Florida, purchased the car in July 1994—not unusual, as the price of the Virage meant that only the very wealthy could afford one. The Carfax report on file notes that chassis 50327 was titled in New York in 1998, where the car remained until it was acquired by the current owner. In 2018, the Virage had a comprehensive service totaling $25,000, part of which included sending the electronic odometer to England to ensure proper working order. Recently serviced and still in its original color combination, this beautiful Virage represents a bygone era of handcrafted excellence. A perfect union of luxury and performance, this Aston Martin Virage is a must-have for any collector.
- 104 2003 Aston Martin DB AR1 Roadster SCFAE62303K800016 $325,000 $375,000 Tungsten Silver over an All-Soft White leather interior that is adorned with diamond-pleated front and rear seating and envelops the driver and passengers in a world of comfort. The five-spoke alloy wheels are offset with tasteful, red-painted brake calipers. Other options include embroidered over mats, a satellite navigation system, power folding mirrors, and aluminum switches, including the gearshift knob. Also included is a serial numbered car cover, a set of matching umbrellas, as well as the original owner’s manual, window sticker, and spare key fob. The DB AR1 remains as popular and iconic today as when it was first built, and opportunities to acquire one are few and far between. This example, in excellent colors and only 97 original miles, would make a superb addition to any connoisseur’s stable. via RM Peterson ’18 Not sold $325-375k.
- 105 2003 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante SCFAB42383K403554 $40,000 $60,000 N/R Chassis 403554 is a particularly special DB7 Vantage Volante, as it was crafted by Aston Martin to display alongside the brand-new Zagato-bodied DB AR1 at the 2003 Los Angeles Auto Show (as noted on the car’s doorsills). Ordered to showcase new 2003 model year trim packages, this Volante is beautifully finished in unique two-tone Atlantic Blue and Ivory along the dash, seats, and center console, accentuated by Atlantic Blue piping along the blue carpets. The only DB7 in these colors, the exterior is finished in subtle Solway Grey. The Carfax report on file notes that the car was sold into private ownership in July 2005, having been driven just 1,082 miles. The following years saw the Vantage Volante move around the Southwest, ultimately settling in Texas. A full service was performed at Aston Martin of Dallas in 2013. By 2017 chassis 403554 was acquired by its current owner in Arizona. For a model that has increasingly become a favored driver among Aston enthusiasts, this DB7 is incredibly low-mileage—showing under 12,500 miles from new. Factory specified and one of a kind, this low-mileage Aston Martin show car is offered in virtually as-new condition.
- 106 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Mark 2 Vantage DB6Mk2/4125/L $500,000 $600,000 With production of the Mark 2 lasting for less than a year, a majority of the cars ordered were right-hand-drive. Offered here is one of the very rare left-hand-drive Mark 2s, thought to be one of just nine ever made. Chassis DB6MK2/4125/L was originally ordered by Archduke Joseph Árpád of Austria to his residence in Switzerland. The car subsequently made its way to Belgium, where it resided for many years in a prominent Aston Martin collection. After passing into the United Kingdom in the late 1990s, a comprehensive restoration was undertaken by Goldsmith and Young of London. At the same time, the engine was rebuilt by Aston Martin specialist R.S. Williams. Painted in the handsome color of silver over black leather, the restoration still presents in good condition. One of the rarest David Brown–era Aston Martins, and the culmination of over a decade of engineering advancement, this matching-numbers DB6 Mk 2 Vantage is a wonderful example of the British “Gentleman’s Express.” via Bonhams Greenwich ’10 sold $265k & Gooding Amelia ’11 sold $325k
- 107 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato SCFLMCPZ0JGJ33746 $600,000 $800,000 1 of 99. This Vanquish Zagato coupe is a stunning low-mileage example, specified in the stealthy combination of Scorching Black with black fifteen-spoke wheels, black textured exhaust-pipe finishers, and black window surrounds. Its red calipers are matched on the inside by its Spicy Red Caithness leather upholstery, with the additional options of ventilated seats, herringbone trim, the desirable One-77-style steering wheel, and one extra crystal glass key. Furthermore, the car includes the beautiful and bespoke matching three-piece Schedoni luggage set, as well as a custom-made matching car cover. It is a single-owner example and, as is to be expected with less than 500 miles, it presents as a new car and is pristine throughout. Every Aston Martin collaboration with Zagato has produced instantly recognizable, collectable cars, and the Vanquish Zagato is no exception. An intoxicating blend of British and Italian design paired with the increasingly rare sight of a naturally aspirated V-12 engine under the bonnet, this Zagato would be a fine acquisition for even the most discerning collector.
- 108 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Shooting Brake DB5/2273/L $1,000,000 $1,400,000 he result, a shooting brake built on the DB5 chassis, was so handsome that several customers requested their own. At the time, the factory was too busy building the regular DB5, so Brown asked Harold Radford’s new coachbuilding business to assist with the demand. Known today as the Radford Shooting Brakes, just twelve DB5 examples were ever built, only four of which were fitted with left-hand drive for export. Offered here is one of these incredibly rare models, chassis DB5/2273/L. As evidenced by the accompanying build sheet, this DB5 was ordered new with the Shooting Brake conversion. It was an enormously expensive process, which, at the time, cost about twice the average price of an English house. Perhaps the sum was appropriate, as the work involved rebuilding the car from the windscreen back. The tubular structure of the roof was cut away and extended with steel fabrications, and a single-piece rear hatchback was fitted. Inside, the shooting brake was modified to hold all the equipment David Brown could want. With rear seats that folded down, the car offered a full payload space of more than 40 cubic feet. Even with this extra space, Radford claimed the shooting brake was still more than capable of a top speed of 150 mph and braking from 100 mph to a complete stop in just six seconds. One of the even rarer left-hand-drive shooting brakes, this DB5 was sold new to Mr. Rainer Heumann of Switzerland and dispatched on 1 December 1965. On top of the shooting brake conversion, Mr. Heumann also specified the optional extras of a power-operated radio aerial, two safety belts for the front seats, a detachable headrest for the passenger front seat, and the inscription of his initials on each door. For 30 years, Mr. Heumann used the Aston Martin as his daily driver, having repainted it Cumberland Grey in the 1980s. Upon his passing in 1996, the DB5 was in need of restoration, and five years later the car was sold from the family estate. In 2003, chassis DB5/2273/L was purchased by its second Swiss owner, who undertook a complete body and chassis restoration by Aston Engineering. The body was refinished in Grigio Quartz. The Radford steel tubing in the roof structure was re-enforced, and the original DB6 taillights were replaced by DB5 lights as were featured on David Brown’s original shooting brake. At the time the engine was upgraded to Aston Engineering’s 4.2-liter specification, and the original automatic transmission was replaced with a five-speed ZF gearbox. In 2009, the Aston Martin passed into its current ownership. An avid Aston Martin enthusiast, the owner immediately undertook a comprehensive overhaul and rectification led by Aston Martin specialist R.S. Williams. The engine was once again upgraded—this time to 4.7 liters but fitted with the proper triple SU HD8 carburetors. Suspension upgrades, including R.S. Williams springs and shock absorbers, were fitted, as were the correct 15-inch-diameter wheels. The body was repainted in the original and attractive shade of Silver Birch. The Cavalry Grey carpets were swapped for Dark Blue to match the re-trimmed interior. To complete the project, Fiamm air horns were fitted, as had been originally optioned. The rarest DB5 variant ever made, the factory-sanctioned DB5 shooting brake is the perfect combination of elegance, luxury, and practicality. Offered with a comprehensive history, this exceptional Aston Martin is presented as beautifully as the day it left Radford for Switzerland
- 109 1987 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato SCFCV81Z8HTL20043 $475,000 $575,000 Black over Parchment leather. 1 of 15 LHD. Delivered to Middle East in Javelin Grey over grey leather. Accident and repair by Aston Martin themselves ’90s, EU registration, regularly maintained. via RM Villa Erba ’17 sold $426k. After passing out of al Thani’s ownership, the Zagato was owned by a notable Aston collector until 2017, when it was acquired by the consignor, who invested much time and effort in researching the fascinating history of this car. Upon purchase it was sent to marque experts RS Williams in the United Kingdom for a full recommissioning service, which included the fitting of four new Michelin Pilot Sports tires subsequently mounted to factory-supplied late V8 Vantage Ronal–style wheels. The V8 Vantage Zagato was then presented at the Quail in 2018 and also shown in the feature Zagato Centenary class at the 2019 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance. Both lighter and faster than the already-world-beating V8 Vantage X-Pack, the performance is staggering and was compared in the day to that of the Ferrari F40. Certainly among the lowest-mileage examples extant, this V8 Vantage Zagato is offered with historical and maintenance documentation, the original Zagato-exclusive Speedline wheels (FOB Massachusetts), rare handbook, and tool roll—carefully preserved from new and recently recommissioned by experts.
- 110 2006 Aston Martin Vanquish S SCFAC243X6B502007 $90,000 $120,000 N/R Aston Martin continued tradition with Bridge of Weir leather, seen here in two-tone Black and Red with red accent stitching. The center console, previously painted as standard, was now covered in leather. As seen here, the Vanquish S featured a large, fixed full-color DVD satellite navigation screen, set beautifully in the platinum-and-leather console. Although a 2+2 option was available, this example was specified in the far more sporting two-seater configuration. Included is a clean Carfax report, service book, two sets of keys, Vanquish car cover, Aston Martin battery tender, Lamy pen, and original umbrella. Furthermore, the car recently received an up-to-date dealer service for $10,000. The pinnacle of the first generation of Vanquish, the Vanquish S is a quintessentially British grand tourer and the last of the truly hand-built Aston Martins. This special example, with its unique serial no. 007 and spectacular colors of Jet Black over two-tone Iron Ore and Black, certainly cannot be missed.
- 111 1965 Aston Martin DB5 DB5/2008/R $4,000,000 $6,000,000 No one could have predicted back in 1965 the fabulously successful multi-decade synergy that would develop when two men from the movie business visited Aston Martin’s Newport-Pagnell plant in late 1963. Ken Adam and John Stears, respectively a production designer and a special effects man, were on a mission from producers Albert “Cubby” Broccoli and Harry Saltzman. They were to source a pair of the latest Aston Martins for use in Eon Productions’ third adaptation of an Ian Fleming novel, again about the virile MI6 superspy with a license to kill, James Bond. It was called Goldfinger. In typical moviemaking fashion, the producers wanted two near-identical cars to fulfill various roles during filming. One would be required for stunt driving and chase sequences and therefore needed to be lightweight and fast. The other, to be used for interior shots and close-ups, was to undergo several functional modifications created by Stears, the kind that would furnish James Bond with an unprecedented amount of gadgetry. Despite the filmmakers’ expectation that Aston Martin would happily give them two cars for promotional benefits, marque president David Brown insisted that the production company buy the cars outright. Eventually a compromise was reached in which two cars were loaned to Eon Productions for the duration of filming, after which they would be returned to Aston Martin. Though John Stears’ revolutionary Oscar-winning work on the original Star Wars movie of 1977 was yet more than a decade away, his ingenuity was already evident in the modifications that he made for the special-effects Aston Martin. The first James Bond car was also the DB5 prototype and bore a special chassis number prefix denoting it as a development project, DP/216/1. As Desmond Llewelyn’s legendary weapons-master Q would go on to explain to Sean Connery’s 007, the Snow Shadow Gray–painted DB5 was equipped with front and rear hydraulic over-rider rams on the bumpers, a Browning .30-caliber machine gun in each fender, wheel-hub-mounted tire slashers, a retractable rear bulletproof screen, an in-dash radar-tracking scope, oil-slick, caltrop, and smoke-screen dispensers, revolving license plates, and a passenger-seat ejection system. Also equipped, although never used during the film, was a telephone in the driver’s door to communicate with MI6 headquarters, as well as a hidden compartment under the driver’s seat containing several weapons. “Ejector seat?” Bond exclaimed with a smile. “You’re joking!” “I never joke about my work, 007,” retorted Q, deadly serious. The smash success of Goldfinger was also a success for Aston Martin, which received free promotion around the world and saw DB5 sales surge to fuel an unprecedented level of production. The producers at Eon took notice of the enormous appeal and potential marketing opportunities. In preparation for Thunderball’s release, the company ordered two more DB5 saloons, receiving chassis nos. DB5/2008/R (the featured example) and DB5/2017/R. The two cars were shipped to the United States for media duties for Thunderball. One was dispatched to the East Coast, and the other to the West. The latter DB5 even appeared at Laguna Seca as a pace car driven by Jackie Stewart. Both cars were fitted with all of Adam’s Goldfinger modifications, but this time the gadgets were installed by Aston Martin and intended to be more durable than those on DP/216, whose gadgetry was comparatively very primitive, as they were never designed to function for more than one take, thanks to careful editing! This car’s gadgets, on the other hand, were designed and built to function repeatedly on command, as they do today. After completion of Thunderball, the two cars were largely mothballed as yet two more Bond films followed with different automobiles in the hero roles. Accordingly, the production company’s parent financier, the Swiss-based Danjac S.A., quietly offered the two cars for sale in 1969, and they were soon bought as a pair by the well-known British collector Anthony (now Lord) Bamford. He quickly sold 2017/R but retained possession of 2008/R until 1970, and the British registration for the car in his name remains on file. The Aston Martin build record lists Eon Productions as the original purchaser along with the important designation of this being a “Bond Car.” Under Bamford’s ownership the saloon returned to the factory for service, and it received a host of freshening and mechanical measures, all of which are documented on the build record. Bamford then sold DB5/2008/R to B.H. Atchley, the owner of the Smokey Mountain Car Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The unique Aston Martin was soon featured as the museum’s centerpiece in a rather unusual display, as the car was encased in a large wire-mesh cage that was bolted to the floor, ensuring it would never be idly touched or pawed by starstruck visitors. The DB5 remained in this pristine state of display for 35 years, receiving regular start-ups for exercise during this time. In 2006, RM Auctions was privileged to offer this Bond DB5 for public sale. While some of the Bond contraptions were restored into functioning order prior to the 2006 offering, a majority of the car remained otherwise unrestored. Since that time a no-expense-spared restoration by the esteemed Roos Engineering in Switzerland was completed, as documented by numerous invoices and photographs. Roos Engineering is also one of 13 facilities whom Aston Martin have appointed as official Heritage Specialists, who have the highest order of depth, expertise, and experience with the marque. Not only were the chassis and body completely refinished to proper standards, but all 13 of the Ken Adam–designed modifications were properly refurbished to function as originally built. Following completion of the four-year restoration, the Aston Martin was the subject of a feature article on the Bond DB5 cars that was printed in the October 2012 issue of Motor. Being the third of just four Goldfinger-specification DB5 examples built, this Aston Martin is automatically endowed with a high degree of rarity. It should be noted that the first John Stears–modified car has been lost since 1997, narrowing the number of surviving examples to just three cars. Of these survivors, one car (chassis no. 1486/R) was originally unmodified, as it was used for driving sequences and only had gadgets added later. Most important, this car was built with all gadgetry from new, elevating its status and importance. In addition to this distinction, DB5/2008/R has benefited from an extremely minimal chain of ownership: just three private owners over 50 years, including a 35-year period of museum exhibition. Reached though his son, Stephane Connery, ahead of the sale, Sean Connery said, “These DB5s are amazing. I remember the Furka Pass tire shredding, as well as the promotional events with these cars—they have become increasingly iconic since Goldfinger and Thunderball. In fact, I bought a very fine DB5 myself relatively recently.” Built for Eon Productions, fitted with gadgetry from new, documented with the “Bond Car” designation on the Aston Martin build record, and accompanied by Anthony Bamford’s 1969 registration and restoration invoices and photos, this James Bond Aston Martin is a fabulously rare example of what author Dave Worrall termed “The Most Famous Car in the World,” as he titled his 1993 book on the subject. Noted historian Stephen Archer, who rode in one of the cars in 1965, commented: “The DB5 is a special Aston, but this one has an aura all of its own. Just to be in its presence is exciting. The standard of Roos’ restoration is extremely impressive, and the Swiss Furka Pass awaits…” Quite simply the most iconic car of all time, DB5/2008/R is the most legendary Aston Martin ever built, as one of the cornerstones of a marketing relationship that exists to this day. It would crown any important collection and offers a highly desirable acquisition for the serious marque collector…or secret agent.
- 112 2003 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage SCFAB22363K303621 $100,000 $150,000 N/R The car offered here comes from the final year of DB7 Vantage production and is finished in a delicate Islay Blue over two-tone Dark and Light Grey leather upholstery with Dark Grey piping, Smoke Alcantara headlining, and Grey Carpeting. Additional options include a color keyed steering wheel, as well as carbon-fiber veneer on the dash. The DB7 shows just 3,215 miles and benefits from longtime ownership and regular, extensive servicing.
- 113 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Roadster SCFPMCRZ2JGK34060 $600,000 $800,000 The Vanquish Zagato Volante offered here, the 89th of just 99 examples delivered worldwide, is being offered as new with mere delivery mileage. The Zagato Volante is finished in striking Lava Red over a Pure Black with Spicy Red leather interior with matching red stitching. Furthermore, the car features a wide array of optional extras, including: upgraded alarm with volumetric and tilt sensor; contemporary Alcantara; auto-dimming mirror with garage opener, and a color-keyed One-77 steering wheel. Exterior options include painted black calipers and a black textured tailpipe. Last not but least, this exceptional example is equipped with the optional “Villa d’Este” package, which features the badges, wheel spokes, and side strakes finished in gold—which is likewise brought through to the dashboard vents, center console switchgear, and steering wheel. As one of just three U.S. examples outfitted with the $27,000 Villa d’Este package, this special Zagato Volante shows mere delivery mileage and is ready for its next owner to experience a sports car six decades in the making.
- 114 2010 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 048 $60,000 $80,000 N/R The V8 Vantage GT4 offered here, chassis number 048, was originally campaigned as a VIP demonstrator by LG Motorsports veteran Lou Gigliotti. The car is wrapped in Aston Martin heritage green with yellow accents around its intake and roof pillars. The seller has campaigned it in a handful of SCCA Majors, but a majority of its recent use has been on track days. The car has been serviced and supported by Champion Motorsport in Pompano Beach, Florida. To note: Its safety equipment, such as the seat belts, and fire suppressant, have 2014 FIA expiration tags. Recently serviced with an eye toward future track use, this V8 Vantage GT4 is ready to be enjoyed by its next owner.
- 115 1962 Aston Martin DB4 semi GT DB4/886/L $1,400,000 $1,800,000 Benefitting from Gold Certification by Aston Martin Works, this beautifully presented DB4 is one of seven left-hand-drive examples that were originally fitted with a GT engine, making it a particularly rare car. According to a factory production record and a certificate from the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, chassis no. 886/L completed assembly in late March 1962, fitted with a GT engine, overdrive, a clutch and oil cooler, a DB4GT instrument panel with oil temperature gauge, a brake servo, a Bray block heater, and standard chrome wheels. Finished in black paint over an interior trimmed with red Connolly Vaumol leather, the DB4 was shipped in late April 1962 to the American importer J.S. Inskip and then subsequently delivered to the purchaser, Henry Dingley Jr., of Auburn, Maine. A motorsports enthusiast who is known to have competed in Alfa Romeos and a Lotus 11, Mr. Dingley was also the owner of DB4 chassis no. 416/L, which he is believed to have campaigned at the President’s Cup at Virginia Raceway in April 1961. While the Aston Martin’s intermediary history is currently unknown, by January 1985 the car was owned by Thomas Clark of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Per a late 1980s marque register, the DB4 passed to S.A. Taylor in the United States before being acquired in 1992 by Philip Cowan, a resident of Guernsey in the Channel Islands. During 1992 Cowan consigned the DB4 to Rolf Annecke of Neuenkirchen, Germany, and he purchased the car outright by the end of the year. Annecke enjoyed the Aston Martin in the state he received it for over ten years before embarking on several rounds of restoration work. He initially commissioned a cosmetic refurbishment with some mechanical freshening in 2005, opting to change the paint color to Deep Carriage Green. As documented by invoices, in 2006 the rare GT engine was entrusted for a rebuild to Roos Engineering in Switzerland, which is one of only 13 official Works-approved Aston Martin heritage specialist facilities worldwide. In early 2014 Mr. Annecke sold the DB4 to the consignor, a marque enthusiast based in Belgium. The owner sought to return the car to a show-worthy level of factory originality, and in summer 2014 he began by commissioning Philip Vilain in Brussels to completely restore the coachwork, including a bare-metal refinish in the original factory color of black. This work was documented with dozens of photographs displaying the disassembly, restoration, reassembly, and finishing processes. In 2015 the consignor approached the Aston Martin factory to have the car evaluated by the company’s new heritage-focused department, Aston Martin Works. An official list of recommendations was issued, and the owner responded by submitting the car for a full round of freshening that included installing a new radiator, steering wheel, front and rear windscreens, headlamps, and accelerator pedal. The interior was correctly re-trimmed with red leather, Wilton wool carpets, and a proper headliner. Documented with invoices, this work totaled in excess of £78,000. In late September 2016, the DB4 was issued a Gold Certification book from Aston Martin Works, confirming the car to be a matching-numbers example that retains the original GT-specification engine. Currently fitted with GT-style Borrani wire wheels, this authentic DB4 is one of just seven left-hand-drive examples and one of only five examples built among the DB4 fourth series, as confirmed by the Aston Martin Works Gold Certification. It is additionally documented with a factory production record, a former bill of sale and registration, a certificate from the BMIHT, and restoration invoices and photographs. With the increased power of the GT engine, along with the longer wheelbase and usable trunk space, this DB4 offers the ideal specification for any vintage rally or driving event that the next owner may wish to participate in. Furthermore, chassis 886/L is equally ideal for presentation at discerning international concours d’elegance. A beautiful complement to any collection, this DB4 would make a wonderful acquisition for marque enthusiasts or 1960s sports car aficionados. via Bonhams Paris ’14 sold $1.598 mil.
- 116 1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark II Coupe AM300/1293 $300,000 $450,000 N/R According to the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, chassis AM300/1293 was shipped to Cyril Williams Motors Limited in Staffordshire, England, on 26 July 1957. Finished in Black over black leather, the home market car likely would have remained in England for some time, but by 1995 the car was owned by British expat Malcolm Buckeridge of Pasadena, California. In 2008, the DB2/4 was discovered in the California desert by Aston Martin collector, specialist, and enthusiast Don Rose, who knew it was something exceptional. An advert by Buckeridge, dated May 2008, notes that he had started a restoration but was selling, as he was unable to complete the bodywork. Purchased complete and running but stripped of paint, with its bare aluminum sunbaked, Don sent the car to Aston Martin specialist restorers Kevin Kay—with explicit instruction to touch none of the patina. Kevin Kay performed a comprehensive mechanical restoration including a concours-quality engine bay. The chassis was cleaned and detailed, while importantly, none of the interior or the bodywork was touched. Don went on to rally the DB2/4 for several years, during which time its interesting conception was the subject of a feature article in Octane magazine in March 2011. Shortly after publication, Don was informed that the storage facility that the Aston shared with 35 other collector cars had suffered a collapsed roof, the consequence of a vicious cycle of snow and ice. RM Auto Restoration jumped at the chance to restore the car but were cautioned by Don once again to retain as much of its patina as possible. As he explained, “I wasn’t afraid of having the car repaired, but I didn’t want it to become ‘ordinary’ in the process.” True to their word, the shop knocked out the roof but made sure to leave bare all its characterful pimples and dimples, including its now-chipped “Press on Regardless” moniker. The current owner saw the DB2/4 Mk II parked under a tree at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este after it had just completed the 2013 Mille Miglia. A standout in any location, surrounded by concours-quality restorations, the Aston Martin drew a lot of attention—and the current owner knew he had to own it. A deal was done that weekend, and after the DB2/4 was shipped back to his home in the United States, he added his own touches to it—including the “Can’t Be Crushed” hot-rod script. From the yellow bug screen to the David Brown tractor badge, this Aston Martin DB2/4 is a veritable scrapbook of every moment it has been a part of—it needs only a new owner to add to its story.
- 117 1966 Aston Martin DB5 Short Chassis Volante DBVC/2310/R $1,400,000 $1,800,000 As is the case with certain limited runs of supercars today, the short-chassis Volante was only available to Aston Martin’s best and most honored customers of the day. Fittingly, DBVC/2310/R was delivered to Montague Burton Ltd. of Hudson Street Mills, Leeds, on 13 May 1966. The company, founded by Montague Burton in 1903, had become a powerhouse in the retail industry by the First World War and made a quarter of all British military uniforms. Post-war, Burton was a leading figure in the development of employees’ rights and was knighted in 1931 for “furthering industrial relations and world peace.” By the 1950s, the company was the largest multiple tailor in the world. As the elder Burton had already passed by the time this car was delivered, it is believed that DBVC/2310/R was purchased for one of Burton’s twin sons, believed to be Raymond Burton, who was a part of the family business. Not content to simply live in his father’s shadow, Raymond became a famous retailer in his own right, acquiring the now-extinct lady’s clothing business Peter Robinson for Burton. During his time there, Raymond cornered the young fashion market by opening Peter Robinson’s Top Shop in the basement of the department store at Oxford Circus. While the larger department store disbanded, Top Shop remains a famous British and international clothing brand. Furthermore, in 1995, Raymond was awarded a CBE for his charitable work. As founder and chairman of Peter Robinson, Raymond sponsored a ladies race at Oulton Park, and there is a photograph in DBVC/2310/R’s history file of Raymond chauffeuring two lady drivers on a lap of honor around the UK’s Cheshire-based circuit in the Aston Martin. To this day, the Montague Burton Hillclimb is run every August in honor of the patriarch’s participation in motor racing. In 1971, DBVC/2310/R was sold out of the Burton family and landed in the hands of Ken Hipwell. He embarked on a three-year restoration, including a bare-metal repaint to lime green. The Volante appeared at many Aston Martin Owners Club events but largely remained in storage, covering less than 20,000 miles in Mr. Hipwell’s 38-year custodianship. In 2013 the short-chassis was purchased by the current owner, who commissioned a meticulous restoration by marque specialist Desmond J. Smail Limited. Using only the finest specialists, there followed a painstaking three-year restoration, during which the engine was rebuilt to 4.2-liter Cosworth specification and the car was converted to left-hand drive. Modern upgrades including heat proofing and discreet electric power steering only increase the usability of the rare Aston Martin. At the same time, the vehicle was repainted and the interior retrimmed in Claret leather—by the same Aston Martin employee who had first trimmed it 50 years prior! Finished to exacting concours condition, the new owner took possession of DBVC/2310/R exactly 50 years to the day that it was delivered to the Burtons. It has since been entered in a selection of high-profile concours events in 2016, including the Blenheim Palace Concours, “A Festival of Aston Martins” at Burghley House, Salon Privé, and the Autumn Aston Martin Owners Club Concours at Compton Verney in Warwickshire, which it won outright. Complete with a comprehensive history file, this short-chassis Volante is a fully documented example of one of the rarest David Brown–era Aston Martins, with a provenance including one of Britain’s greatest retail families.
- 118 1993 Aston Martin Virage Volante Wide body Convertible SCFDAM2C0PBL60074 $175,000 $225,000 N/R First ordered by Guess Jeans founder Georges Marciano, Virage Volante chassis number 60074 was delivered through Rolls-Royce of Beverly Hills. Ordered in red with a white top, the Volante still presents in its original colors today. Throughout Mr. Marciano’s ownership, invoices show minor work performed by the dealership in keeping with a rarely used vehicle, including a battery replacement in October 1996. The current owner purchased the Virage in June 1997, and a statement dating from that time notes the recorded mileage at just 1,280 miles. In 2009 the Virage Volante moved with the owner from Georgia to Florida, and in 12 years the car had done just over 2,000 miles—a testament to how carefully it was maintained. The following decade saw the Virage Volante lovingly preserved, and it now presents in all-original condition. Offered with original service invoices and a clean Carfax, this ‘Wide Bodyʼ Virage Volante is made even rarer by its two-owner North American provenance and extremely low mileage.
- 119 1989 Aston Martin Vantage SCFCV81V3KTL12694 $275,000 $350,000 This stunning Vantage is one of a mere 137 final X-Pack Vantages built, of which six cars were specially built to V585 “Cosmetic” Vantage specification. These cars were identical in every way but fitted with the federal-specification V585 EFI engines, which allowed them to meet stricter emissions requirements. Five of these six Vantages were sold in Japan with full European bodies, complete with desirable chrome “blade” bumpers, and one went to the USA fitted with the larger black impact bumpers. These extremely rare Weber-Marelli fuel-injected X-Pack versions are today highly sought after due to ease of maintenance and far greater reliability, not to mention the fact that they are fully California emissions compliant. The 1989 California Emissions Compliance decal is still in place under the hood of this car, as is the original brass plate affixed to the motor confirming that it was hand-built by Mick Wilson, a senior engine builder at Aston Martin at the time. Listed in noted Vantage expert Kean Roger’s Vantage V580X book, which documents each of the 137 final X-Pack Vantages, chassis number 12694 is car number 131 of 137, making it the seventh-from-last Vantage ever produced. It was one of only two built in elegant Jubilee Silver and is described in the book as “the penultimate ‘Cosmetic’ Vantage built for the Japanese market. Delivered new through Azabu motors in November 1989 and not seen since…” The warranty page in the original owner’s manual confirms that this car was delivered new on 9 November 1989 to its first and only private owner, an Aston Martin collector in Japan who owned the car until it was acquired by the consigner in June of 2018. The owner was an AMOC member as noted by the original AMOC Japan sticker still on the rear window, along with an original Azabu Motors decal, as Azabu was the sole Japanese importer of Aston Martin at the time. This special Vantage is completely original and untouched—the car is exactly as it left the factory nearly 30 years ago, with all original finishes intact. The paint, leather, carpeting, woodwork, etc., are all in original unrestored condition. It would be extremely difficult to find another with this level of originality and still in such exceptional condition. When the consigner shipped the car to North America from Japan, in fact, it still retained its original factory-delivered Goodyear Eagle tires from 1989, though they have now been replaced with correct Michelin Pilot Sports sourced in the UK, as the Goodyears are no longer available. It still retains all original books, including both sets of keys, one of which is still on its original Azabu Motors leather key fob, and the car has just been sorted and serviced by noted Aston Martin specialists, making it ready to be driven and enjoyed. An extremely rare and desirable car, this stunning final-production-series Vantage presents beautifully and is a testament to the inherent quality of this very exclusive, handcrafted British supercar. Vantages like this are rarely seen, much less offered for public sale, and this is perhaps the finest, most original V-8 Vantage available anywhere today. It is fully sorted, California emissions compliant, and boasts a wonderful history and superlative condition. This car represents an unrepeatable opportunity for the serious Aston Martin collector.
- 120 1964 Aston Martin DB5 DB5/1305/L $700,000 $900,000 N/R Claiming an extremely early position in the model’s build sequence, this highly original and well-maintained DB5 benefits from nearly 40 years of consistent care by the current owner. According to a factory build record, chassis no. 1305/L was optioned with overdrive and a brisk final-drive ratio of 3.77:1. Also equipped with three-eared hubcaps over chrome wheels, and Ace number plates reading “DB5 1964,” the Aston Martin completed assembly in October 1963 finished in Platinum (white) paint and trimmed with dark blue Vaumol leather from Connolly Brothers. By virtue of its chassis number, the DB5 is just the fifth saloon built, and correspondence from the manufacturer confirms the car is among the first half-dozen examples completed. Retailed through British Motor Car distributors in San Francisco, the DB5 was one of the very first of its kind on the West Coast. It was purchased new by the Washington Fruit and Produce Company of Yakima, Washington, on behalf of John Bloxom, the company’s owner and manager. According to his son, after taking delivery of the DB5 in mid-June 1964, Mr. Bloxom took great pleasure in driving the car, commuting 120 miles several times each month to a related business division in Hood River, Oregon. Relishing Oregon’s winding roads, Mr. Bloxom received at least a few speeding tickets along the way and even ran the car in a local hill climb at Maryhill Loops. By the mid-1970s, Mr. Bloxom sold the Aston Martin, and it passed to one or two intermediaries over the next few years before becoming available for sale in 1981 in Sausalito, California. Purchased then by the current owner, a collector based in nearby San Francisco, the DB5 has gone on to enjoy 38 years of consistent care under the consignor’s conservancy. The DB5 has always been maintained and serviced while in the consignor’s ownership, with extensive service work performed by the respected Kevin Kay Restorations of Redding, California, in recent years. A large file of service invoices documents a regular history of maintenance with some cosmetic refurbishments along the way. Some years ago the front seats were reupholstered in Connolly leather, and the body was taken down to bare metal and repainted in lacquer, all in keeping with the proper original color scheme of Platinum over dark blue. The owner also bolstered the car’s documentation by contacting Aston Martin and sourcing the build record, as well as with correspondence confirming the car’s important early position as just the fifth saloon built. Never completely restored, this highly authentic Aston Martin retains the majority of its original mechanical components, including the factory-equipped matching-numbers engine. It may be enjoyed and driven as is, or considered a straightforward candidate for a full concours restoration. As just the fifth example produced, the car is a wonderful testament to the purity of the original DB5 design, and it is desirably documented with 35 years of service invoices, a heritage certificate from the BMIHT, the original owner’s manual, and the aforementioned build record and factory correspondence. Period workshop and parts manuals and a jack are also included. An important Aston Martin that displays the rewarding benefits of nearly 40 years of care by a single conservator, this DB5 should appeal to any marque enthusiast as a particularly desirable example of Newport-Pagnell’s most legendary model.
- 121 1952 Aston Martin DB2 LML/50/102 $160,000 $200,000 N/R Documentation shows chassis number LML/50/102 was originally delivered via Denver Imported Motors in Colorado, though the first owner was not recorded. Both the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate and factory service card show the DB2 was delivered in Post Office Red over a red-piped black interior and that the car was uprated to Vantage specification prior to delivery. The second owner is noted on the service card as G.S. Toll, Esq. of Norwalk, California. Eventually, the DB2 would make its way from the San Francisco Bay area across the Pacific to Malaysia. It is presumed that once in Malaysia, it was converted to right-hand drive to suit that country’s traffic laws. In the early 2000s, LML/50/102 was acquired by a gentleman living in Kuala Lumpur, who subsequently treated the car to a comprehensive mechanical restoration which focused on a full engine rebuild. Following its return to the U.S., it joined an East Coast collection, where it was extensively sorted and serviced to make it enormously entertaining to drive. Today this wonderful Aston DB2 presents in fine condition with tidy and attractive cosmetics that are consistent with its highly usable and event-ready nature. The Post Office Red paintwork has taken on a very slight patina since its restoration yet remains quite attractive overall. Panel fit is exemplary, and the aluminum-alloy factory coachwork is straight. The brightwork consists primarily of careworn but sound original pieces, with the exception of the bumpers, which were recently refreshed. Wire wheels are painted silver/grey and feature original and correct Aston-branded knock-offs. The cockpit is trimmed as original in black leather with red piping. It presents with a wonderfully inviting character that comes from enjoyed use, with supple leather and fine-quality carpets and trim. The dash has been restored to a high standard and is covered in red leather to complement the window trim and seat piping. The wood instrument fascia has been beautifully refinished and houses a complete array of original switch gear and dials. The original Bluemels steering wheel was retained, full of character and corded for extra grip during spirited driving. Since the original matching-numbers 2.6-liter inline six was rebuilt in 2005, it has seen limited use and continues to run well today. A binder of receipts documents the work performed, with the majority of the parts sourced via the classic car experts at Aston Service Dorset. Since returning to the U.S. and while in the hands of the most recent owner, the suspension, brakes, rear axle, wiring looms, and numerous other details were overhauled in 2016–2017. Presented in original colors and with its original engine, this well-maintained DB2 is eligible and ideally suited for numerous events worldwide, including the Mille Miglia, Le Mans Classic, and Tour Auto. Likewise, it would be a fine choice for home-bound rallies such as the Colorado Grand and Copperstate 1000.
- 122 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV SS Coupe DB4/965/L $780,000 $1,000,000 The DB4 marked a significant development for Aston Martin: a sleek Italian-styled GT with a Tadek Marek–designed engine for which demand was instantaneous. Throughout the five-year production run, modifications to the model resulted in aficionados separating the models into five series. Offered here is one of the more desirable Series IV, equipped with the uprated Special Series (SS) engine. The upgrades of the later-series DB4 are apparent in DB4/965/L. By the later years of production, mechanical issues such as engine overheating had been solved, yet the model retained that pure DB4 appearance that was so popular. Subtle body modifications, including recessed rear lights, a lower bonnet scoop, and a new grille with vertical bars, meant that the DB4 became even better-looking. What truly set the Series IV apart, however, was the introduction of the Special Series engine—an optional extra for those owners requesting additional power. DB4/965/L was factory-equipped with one of these SS engines; fitted with three SU HD8 carburetors, with a higher compression ratio and larger valves, the engine was quoted as producing 266 bhp—nearly 30 bhp over the standard power plant. Although this engine evolved into what became the Vantage engine, it would be inaccurate to call DB4/965/L a DB4 Vantage. DB4/965/L was also ordered with the optional overdrive and chrome road wheels, as well as the highly desirable electric window lifts. Originally delivered to Henri Annecorde of Paris through French Aston Martin dealer Mirabeau, much of the early life of this DB4 is unknown. The build sheet on file records a further French owner—Mr. Le Geuzec, though the Aston Martin was later sold into the United Kingdom. By 1988 a Mr. W.F. Gilbertson-Hart owned the DB4, and he appears to have sold the car through well-known Rolls-Royce dealer P&A Wood a few years later. In 1990 the car was registered to Ms. Susie Dixon Smith, who then became the married Susannah Mary Harris. After two further British owners, the later of whom returned the DB4 to its original Caribbean Pearl, the Aston Martin was purchased by its current owner in 2006. At that time, the DB4 underwent a full Aston Martin Works restoration. Chassis DB4/965/L was meticulously restored with the intention of returning the vehicle to as-new delivery specification. Now in fully restored condition and accompanied by a build sheet confirming the matching-numbers SS engine, this 1962 Aston Martin DB4 is without a doubt one of the finest Series IV SS examples available.
- 123 1987 Aston Martin V8 Vantage X-Pack SCFCV81V5JTR12583 $375,000 $475,000 Offered here is the 48th X-Pack to roll off the line at Newport Pagnell—one of just 137 X-Pack coupes ever produced. Built in late 1987, in preparation for display at the Scottish Motor Show, chassis 12583 is equipped with some of the 1988 model year specifications, such as the desirable Ronal 16-inch wheels. It was delivered to Murray Motor Company in Scotland in March 1988, and following owners maintained the car at factory-appointed service centers. By the late 2000s, chassis 12583 had clocked 73,000 miles and was acquired by Bramley Motor Cars, who undertook an extensive restoration by top UK Aston specialists. The Aston Martin underwent a full glass-out, bare-metal repaint in period-correct Rolls-Royce Royal Blue by Spray Tec Restorations, followed by a rebuild of the gearbox and rear axle. The interior was retrimmed in Brown Wilton carpet and Bitter Chocolate Autolux leather piped with Light Grey. The engine was sent to the factory service department, Aston Martin Works, where a full rebuild to 6.3-liter specification was performed for a total cost in excess of £70,000. This engine was documented to have produced the highest specific output of any 6.3 conversion to date with an equally generous serving of torque. Additionally, a new AC compressor was installed alongside an upgraded braking system, Z Core radiator, and stainless exhaust system. All in all, this V8 Vantage ‘X-Pack’ is as stunning as it was the day it left Newport Pagnell. Fully restored and properly maintained, this Aston Martin comes with a comprehensive restoration file including all invoices, jack, tools, owner’s handbook, the original Service Voucher book, plus the limited edition hardbound book on the V8 Vantage X-Pack by Kean Rogers featuring the build sheet for this extraordinary car.
- 124 1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mark III Coupe AM300/3/1345 $250,000 $300,000 As delivered new, the Mk III offered here was even more sporting than most of its brethren. Its build sheet confirms that it received Rumbold safety belts, the factory twin-exhaust system, a Smiths Oil temperature gauge, as well as front disc brakes—all of which would suggest perhaps that the original owner, Air Force Captain Jerome J. Sauber, had intended to drive the car in competition. Documents confirm that this Mk III is one of only 47 to be so equipped, making it a rare and desirable example. Following Captain Sauber’s ownership, Aston Martin Owners Club registries show that the car passed into the ownership of New Jersey collector Irv Bahrt, who campaigned the car at various competitive racing and concours events before selling it some 20 years later. Passing through the hands of a California-based collector and later a Virginia collector, the car found its way to the consignor in 2014. Prior to current ownership, the original transmission was replaced with a modern Tremec five-speed, affording the DB2/4 with enhanced drivability and improved performance. While in the ownership of the consignor, extensive mechanical work was completed to bring the car to competitive reliability standards. The engine was rebuilt, with all the internal components being replaced with modern all-forged parts. The previously replaced triple Weber carbs were upgraded to 45 DCOE specification, the rear axle was replaced, the shocks were re-valved, and the brakes were upgraded with Alfin and Wilwood components. The car was then campaigned in the 2015 Colorado Grand and has been sparingly enjoyed since. Today this rare specification Mk III presents extremely well and will certainly make an ideal companion at any number of historic automobile events, such as the New England 1000 or a potential return to the Colorado Grand. via Bonhams Scottsdale ’14 sold $319k.
- 125 2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante SCFFDCCD2AGE11881 $150,000 $200,000 N/R The DBS Volante offered here was special-ordered in California Sage over Absynthe Green leather with Phantom Grey carpeting, an homage to colors closely associated with Aston Martin’s past. The car is fitted with the six-speed automatic transmission and shows just under 2,850 miles after remaining with its original owner for nearly a decade. Presented in immaculate condition throughout, the car is offered with its original owner’s guide, spare keys, battery tender, air compressor, and trunk-mounted umbrella.
- 126 1963 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible DB5C/1255/R $1,350,000 $1,500,000 The DB5 convertible offered here is a particularly special example. Just the fifth convertible chassis ever numbered, DB5C/1255/R was allocated the role of selling the new model as an Aston Martin Works demonstrator. Specified in its current color combination of Caribbean Pearl over Dark Blue Connolly leather, the car was fitted with an overdrive four-speed gearbox, chrome road wheels, and a Motorola radio and power aerial. The car was registered CMV 1A. It is also believed to be the very same convertible that was displayed at the 1963 Earls Court Motor Show—the very one models Barbara Roscoe and Honor Blackman are pictured fawning over. Undoubtedly the car was presented to numerous potential buyers and journalists during the first year of its life, and we know that in 1964 the car appeared again at Silverstone for demonstration purposes. After being used by Works, the convertible was fully reconditioned and sold to its first private owner, Mr. G.B.R. Gray, Esq., of East Lothian. In November 1965, having covered a mere 21,400 miles, the car returned to the factory for a replacement engine. In the early 1970s the car changed hands several times with apparently only light use from each owner. In June 1983 the car was purchased by Mr. Greaves, and a new chapter would begin in the car’s life. Mr. Greaves would go on to own the convertible for close to 25 years, and it is believed that he researched and collated the extensive history of the car, which is available on file. It is a testament to his care that the car came to be sold to its current owner in generally good condition in 2007, having covered a mere 19,246 miles in the 24 years of his ownership. During its current ownership, chassis 1255/R was sent to Aston Martin Works at Newport Pagnell for a full body-off restoration to their exacting standards. Every element of the car was restored, and the car returned to its original factory specification of October 1963. This restoration is recorded in a photographic file that accompanies the car. In 2019 the car was awarded Best of Show at the Techno Classica in Essen in recognition of the high quality of the work carried out. This stunning DB5 convertible is ready to be fawned over once again, just as it had been 56 years ago.
- 127 2003 Aston Martin DB7 GTA SCFAB223X3K304271 $60,000 $80,000 N/R The DB7 GTA, as offered here, was fitted with a substantially modified suspension. In order to improve handling, the engineers adjusted the location of the front subframe, while an additional brace added to the rear lower suspension increased braking stability. Larger Brembo brakes and upgraded pads add to the improved stopping performance, while ride quality was improved by allowing for increased wheel movement. The exhaust was also revised, giving the GTA a significantly throatier note during wide-open throttle. Unlike the GT model, the GTA was fitted with Aston Martin’s Touchtronic automatic transmission, allowing for manual control from steering-wheel-mounted gearshift buttons, as well as affording a top speed of 187 mph. All these mechanical upgrades are wrapped in an aerodynamically balanced body. Attractive twin bonnet vents, similar to those on the Vanquish, allowed for improved airflow, while a new mesh grille covered both the lower and the upper intakes. The boot-lid spoiler was revised, and the wheel-arch liner extended. New five-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels were also fitted, which proved popular enough that some Vantages have since been equipped with them post-sale. New color options were added, and chassis 304271 is finished in Nero Black over Charcoal Bridge Weir leather. Every GTA was fitted as standard with the new Silky Oak Grey–stained veneer set, white speedometer and tachometer, and exclusive GTA badging on the front seats. Only 17 GTAs were exported to the United States; this car is one of these extremely rare Aston Martins. The Carfax report shows the GTA as first being registered in Las Vegas, Nevada, in August 2003. By 2007 the car was reported as being registered in Seattle, Washington, with just under 29,000 miles on the odometer. The car passed through several owners before settling in Arizona with a DB7 collector who has maintained the Aston Martin and driven it sparingly. An extremely rare DB7 GTA, this is the perfect example for anyone looking for an Aston Martin that is anything but boring.
- 128 1960 Aston Martin DB4 DB4/245/L $675,000 $750,000 Offered complete with a copy of its original build sheet, this first-series DB4 from 1960 is an original left-hand-drive example. The car was originally delivered to Charles Hornburg, Aston Martin’s premier U.S. West Coast importer. Through Hornburg, the car was sold new to Paul S. Pollack (Karl’s Shoes Limited) of Los Angeles, California. Though much of this DB4’s early history remains unknown, in the 1990s it was owned and fully restored by well-known and respected Aston Martin vintage racing technician Mr. S. Rodd., now an Aston Martin franchise dealer-owner. Around 2000, this DB4 was traded to Aston Martin dealer Miller Motorcars in Greenwich, Connecticut. Subsequently, 245/L found a home with Mr. Raymond Minella, a well-known Connecticut collector. In Minella’s care, this DB4 won several 1st in Class concours awards. The car was then sold to another well-known Aston Martin collector and moved across the ocean to the UK. Purchased in 2011 by Tom Papadopoulos of Autosport Designs, 245/L returned to the United States. Having only 6,000 miles since complete restoration, it was thoroughly serviced and used for several seasons of motoring enjoyment. In 2016 it took part in the Colorado Grand 1,000-mile vintage rally. Shortly thereafter, the car was sold to its most recent caretaker. During this time, it was decided to return 245/L to its original color combination of Snow Shadow Grey over a lovely Red leather interior. It has thus been the subject of a complete photo-documented cosmetic restoration and is now presented in exceptional concours condition throughout. The Series 1, with its rear-hinged bonnet, is considered by many to be the most beautiful of the DB4 range for its egg-crate front grille, larger bonnet scoop, and straight cathedral taillights, all part of the original Touring of Milan design. This example, complete with books, tools, and factory jack, will make for a welcome addition to an enthusiast’s garage or collection. via RM Salonn Prise ’11 sold $340k & Bonhams Aston ’15 Not sold $700k.
- 129 1953 Aston Martin DB3S DB3S/2 $8,750,000 $10,500,000 2nd of 11 factory DB3S, Le Mans ’53 Parnell/ Collins DNF, British GP ’53 Collins 3rd, Goodwood 9 hours ’53 Parnell/ Thompson 1st, RAC TT ’53 Parnell/ Thompson 2nd, Buenos Aires 1000km ’54 Parnell/ Salvadori DNF, Sebring 12 Hours ’54 Parnell/ Salvadori DNF, Mille Miglia ’54 Parnell/ Klemantaski DNF, rebuilt with new chassis and bodywork, RAC TT ’54 Collins/ Griffith DNF, Aintree ’54 Collins 2nd, Peter Collins (1), registered “UDV 609”, Silverstone International Trophy ’55 Collins 7th, Swedish GP ’55 Collins DNS, Daily Herald Trophy/ Oulton Park ’55 Collins 3rd, Tom Kyffin (2), Goodwood ’56 1st, Silverstone ’56 1st, Paris 1000km ’56 Kyffin/ Wharton DNF, John Dalton (3), raced, Roy Bloxham (4), via Chequered Flag ’58 to George Gale (5), modified, Richard Forshaw ’78 (6), restored, Peter Read, USA ’98 (7), John McCaw ’04 (8), unnamed ’15 (9). It remains in fantastic cosmetic and mechanical condition today and is fitted with a spare race engine by RS Williams with the original DP101/37 engine prepared and preserved on a stand. It should also be noted that DB3S/2 is accompanied by an extraordinary history file with many period documents, including original Aston Martin internal race debriefing reports by John Wyer, period articles and photographs, race programs, and maintenance invoices and reports going back to Richard Forshaw’s restoration. Chris Nixon wrote about DB3S/2 in his definitive book The Aston Martin DB3S Sportscar that “it is now in magnificent condition, and Frank Feeley’s high rear-wing line makes it, and 3S/1, very handsome indeed.” The statement holds true over two decades later, and DB3S/2 represents an extraordinary example of one of the few post-war racing cars that can be truly enjoyed on the road and at events such as Mille Miglia, Goodwood Revival, and international concours. Very few race cars of the era can claim to have their original chassis, engine, and body from when they left the factory; DB3S/2 is one of them. And fewer cars yet are so inextricably linked to a hero of motor racing; Peter Collins was a phenomenal talent, and DB3S/2 represents an extraordinary opportunity to own and drive a part of his story.
- 130 1987 Aston Martin Lagonda Shooting Brake SCFDL01S3HTL13533 $150,000 $200,000 William Towns’s Aston Martin Lagonda remains one of the most extreme interpretations of the folded-paper angular design of the 1970s. While the styling may have been divisive at the time, the car is now considered one of the most important designs of its era. Only 645 cars were hand-built over a 12-year production run, the rarest of which is the fuel-injected Series III, which ran to a mere 85 cars in a single year of production. This example was delivered new to a Danish citizen, Mr. Svend Svendsen, living in Switzerland. As every Aston Martin Lagonda was built to order, Mr. Svendsen specified his car with a full cocktail set, television, picnic tables, and lamb’s wool rugs to complete his car with all the necessary accoutrements befitting a British luxury saloon. Rightfully proud of his new purchase, he went to Newport Pagnell in person to collect the car. Photographs of his visit remain in the file. Mr. Svendsen retained his beloved Aston Martin Lagonda until 2006, when the car was sold to its second owner in Sweden. He set about converting the car to its present shooting-brake configuration in the spirit of conversions of the DB5 and DB6 by Radford and Panelcraft. Experienced Swedish industrial and automotive designer Ted Mannerfeldt was brought in to lead the project. The design brief took inspiration from the conversion carried out by Roos Engineering in 1996—with the ambition of preserving as much of the original William Towns design as possible. The result was a more harmonious incorporation of the shooting-brake element into the original lines of the car, preserving most importantly the distinctive C-pillars and the symmetry of the original design. The project was followed by Swedish television series Grand Turismo TV. Ultimately, the final conversion took many years to refine to the exacting standards of the car’s enthusiastic owner. The car comes with a detailed history file, including its original service books and warranty card.
- 131 1989 Aston Martin V8 Zagato Volante SCFCV81Z6JTL30026 $375,000 $475,000 As sold to the current owner in 2010, the V8 Volante offered here was equipped with the lower-rated V/585 electronic fuel-injection specification. Immediately upon purchasing the car, the owner sent the vehicle to Aston Martin Works, where a full restoration began, with the intention to upgrade the car both physically and mechanically to Vantage specification. Today, the original engine is equipped with the massive Weber carburetors—and the accompanying power bulge. The front headlamps and grille were also modified to Vantage specification. Chassis 30026 is one of just six Volantes to have ever been returned to Works for this extremely rare upgrade. Just 37 V8 Volante Zagatos were ultimately built, including only 12 original left-hand-drive cars; of those, this example is one of four equipped with an automatic gearbox. Offered here is an extremely rare example of that iconic partnership between Aston Martin and Zagato. via RM London ’10 sold $150k.
- 132 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II DB4/558/L $600,000 $700,000 A rare original factory left-hand-drive car, chassis number DB4/558/L was delivered new in July 1961 to Charles M. Huttig of Clayton, Missouri. Mr. Huttig specified his new DB4 be finished elegantly in Snow Shadow Grey with a contrasting red leather interior and chrome-plated wire wheels. It was also fitted with the standard equipment for US delivery cars: 3:77:1 final-drive rear-axle ratio and Power-Lok differential. In the late 1990s, the DB4 had made its way to the northeast, where it was acquired from Doug Petersen’s Petersen Classics in 2002 by Richard Phillips of Westport, Connecticut. Mr. Phillips commissioned Marjan Kraljevic’s respected Vantage Motors of Stamford, Connecticut, to perform a comprehensive restoration. A respected Aston Martin specialist, Kraljevic began his career work with noted Ferrari driver and dealer Bob Grossman before officially joining Aston Martin as a mechanic in 1977. He would go on to become Aston Martin’s North American Vintage Racing department chief mechanic before opening his own specialty shop in 1990, earning a reputation for his authentic restorations and upgrades to proper Vantage and GT specifications. Kaljevic’s upgrades to this DB4 include upgrading the original engine to displace 4.2 liters, larger inlet manifold, RSW camshafts, a large-bore air box and triple Weber carburetors. Also added were large-bore stainless steel headers and a stainless exhaust system to improve breathing. The upgrades resulted in a lively, enjoyable car delivering an estimated 330 hp, considerably more power and performance than when delivered new in 1961. A Harvey Bailey suspension and handling package complement the engine upgrades, making this DB4 a very quick and nimble automobile. After the restoration was completed in 2004, the car was driven sparingly, appearing at the Fairfield and Greenwich Concours d’Elegance before being sold to Indianapolis 500 victor Danny Sullivan in 2014. The current owner has continued to refine this DB4 with period-correct Pirelli Cinturato radial tires and period-style seat belts using NOS Britax hardware and matching webbing. A factory-correct distributor cap and “bumble bee” ignition leads have been installed, as well as a new QuickSilver stainless exhaust system. Numerous additional items were attended to while returning the Aston Martin visually to its USA delivery, factory-correct specification. This DB4 was exhibited at the 2016 Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance and the 2018 Rule Britannia inaugural event in Monterey. It is accompanied by a tool roll, jack with jack bag, an original owner’s manual, British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate, and receipts from the current owner’s servicing and updates. Binders are also included with relevant workshop manual and parts catalogue information. Finished stunningly in classic Aston Martin Racing Green over parchment-tan leather with contrasting green piping and matching green Wilton carpets, this DB4 is both sporty and elegant, as well as fast and refined—a superb example that is at home on the concours lawn yet encourages spirited driving with confidence on winding country roads, as well. via Gooding Pebble ’15 Not sold $800k.
- 133 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT DB4GT/0162/R $3,000,000 $3,400,000 DB4GT/0162/R was delivered in its original colors of white over grey interior on 6 June 1961 via Ken Rudd’s Brooklands Motors in London to the first owner, the notable British artist Ralph Maynard-Smith, who was famous for his fine contemporary paintings. He passed away in 1964 at a young age, and the car went back to Brooklands Garage, who sold it to David Harris later that year. It was acquired by David Williams in 1967. He was a very enthusiastic owner and rapid driver, as his son Roger recalled vividly. After much hard and fast driving, the car developed a significant engine problem. It was taken to the factory at Newport Pagnell; luckily, Williams was a personal friend of the Aston Martin Service Manager, Dudley Gershon, who gave very favorable terms for the repair of the car. In fact, Gershon went further. Rather than try to repair the engine, it was replaced by one that was “on the shelf” and in a reconditioned, ready-to-go state. The total cost of the engine was a mere £352. The installation is fully documented. However, that replacement engine, no. 370/0124/GT, also happened to have been removed earlier from the ex–Equipe Endeavour Stirling Moss lightweight, DB4GT/0124/R. This was a competition department-built engine with immense success behind it in the hands of Stirling Moss and Jack Sears. In fact, the car won almost every race that it entered. The factory also fitted a new chassis plate with the correct matching engine number to complete the installation. Not surprisingly, this engine was more powerful and very well set up—doubtless Mr. Williams was delighted with such an engine fitted in his car. Williams enjoyed the car hugely but passed away in 1978, after which it went to David Saunderson, a noted Ford Dealer proprietor in Kent, England, who paid £5,000 for the car. In 1981 Saunderson entrusted it to Aston Martin Newport Pagnell for chassis remedial work and a color change to dark blue. In 1996 the car was sold via Classic Lines in the UK to Japan. The first Japanese owner had the car repainted in Aston Racing Green and re-trimmed in tan leather at Brescia restorations in Tochigi. The final Japanese owner was the well-known movie actor Toshiaki Karasawa. On a visit to Japan in 2012, ‘0162’ was acquired by David Clark and returned to the UK. The current owner bought the Aston in April 2016, but not long afterwards it would return once more to Newport Pagnell for an important role. Aston Martin in 2016 embarked on the production of a further 25 DB4GT “continuation cars,” and 0162 was loaned to the Works for a year as the reference car to help Aston Martin achieve the authenticity they desired for the new cars. This DB4GT was deemed a very fine example and ideal to help the Works team build the new cars to the highest standards. DB4GT/0162 was extensively dismantled, and in its reconstruction, it benefitted from a Works repaint in Racing Almond Green and re-trim in Connolly hide. Since then the car has been maintained by Desmond Smail and is in very fine order. Chrome is excellent, and the bumper fit is good all-around. All the other brightwork is in very good condition and of original type. Most recently, the car was driven and assessed by noted Aston Martin expert Stephen Archer: “This DB4GT is quieter than many DB4GTs, a function of a good exhaust system and a smooth, well-set-up engine and no running-gear noises. The steering is very precise, and out on the open road, the car drives superbly, with an engine that feels quicker than a standard 3.7 DB4GT, as one might expect with an engine with its history. The brakes have all the feel and strength of GT brakes. The GT sits well and feels taut with no bumps or rattles. “The handling is very good with excellent body control and responses. It currently runs on Avon radials, which are very good tires for this car. The wheels are the correct painted Borranis with the right type of domed Borrani knockoffs. This DB4GT has clearly been very well looked after and maintained in highly authentic condition, and has a really nice, fresh interior using all the right period materials. The car retains its original keys—a small but nice symbol of how well the car has been kept.” DB4GT/0162 is a wonderful Aston Martin with a fascinating history and an example that without fault looks, feels, and drives as a DB4GT should. In this regard, 0162 can be acquired without reservation.
- 134 2003 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante SCFAB42343K404412 $50,000 $70,000 N/R For the Anniversary Edition, Aston Martin designed a brand-new one-off trim package featured on each of the limited-edition DB7s. As presented here on Volante 404412, each car was finished in the special shade of Slate Blue. The interior was also finished in tonal blue—showcasing Aston Martin’s two-tone interior package, the upper seat was finished in Caspian Blue leather, while the lower seat is Arctic Blue. As a final touch, the Aston Martin logo is embossed on the seat back above “Anniversary.” Unique to this model are the pleated center seat panels, likewise completed in Arctic Blue. Many extras that were optional on previous models of the DB7 were fitted as standard to the Anniversary Edition. These include the color keyed steering wheel, power-fold mirrors, Touchtronic transmission, and graphite-grey brake calipers. A plaque on the door sill marks this vehicle as number 13 of 100. According to the Carfax report on record, this DB7 entered the United States in December 2003. It was first registered in California and then sold to a second Californian in 2008. After passing to a third owner, the DB7 was acquired by the current owner in Arizona. With mileage of just 11,996 miles, this is surely one of the lowest-mileage DB7 Vantage Volantes Anniversary Editions currently available. An extremely rare DB7 model, just six Anniversary Edition Volantes were exported to the United States—one in such pristine condition as this does not appear on the market often.
- 135 2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe SCFEBBAK5DGC17704 $75,000 $100,000 N/R The example offered can be considered among the most pristine and unique in the world. Presented with just 740 miles from new, this V8 Vantage coupe shows beautifully throughout. The car is just one of 16 in Stratus White, offered from Aston’s Contemporary Range of exterior colors, and built for the U.S. market. Furthermore, it is believed to be the only example presented in this color combination over a tasteful Spicy Red leather interior. On top of its stylish color combination, the car features over $12,500 in optional extras. Interior options included AM 700w premium audio system, heated front memory seats, and indented leather seat inserts. For good measure, the car is equipped with the preferred six-speed manual transmission, an appropriate feature for an exemplary grand tourer. The Vantage also features optional sport suspension, 19-inch V-Spoke graphite-colored diamond-turned wheels, black vaned front grille and black meshes, clear tail lamps, and black textured tailpipe finisher. It is safe to say this V8 Vantage is truly special, given its rare color scheme, low mileage, and select options.
- 136 2003 Aston Martin DB7 GT Coupe SCFAD22313K304279 $75,000 $95,000 N/R Offered here is one of these ultimate DB7 GTs, one of only 64 imported to the U.S. According to the Aston Martin Registry, this GT is one of two finished in this special “Bond” color of Silver Birch and is the only left-hand-drive example. The interior retains the full Bridge of Weir black leather sports seats. Originally delivered to New Hampshire in July 2003, chassis 304279 was sold into Michigan in 2006, where it remained for over a decade. Currently showing 30,761 miles, the Aston Martin has recently undergone $20,000 in servicing at an Aston Martin dealership, receipts for which are on file. Furthermore, the car includes a clean Carfax report, two sets of keys, Aston Martin umbrella, and original owner’s manual. Infinitely drivable with its powerful V-12 and six-speed gearbox, this rare, sleek, and very collectable Aston Martin DB7 GT ticks all the proverbial boxes.
- 201 1968 SCAF Ford GT40 Childrens car 109 $25,000 $35,000 N/R An authentic Mini GT 40 built in France, this example was recently acquired by the current consignor, who embarked on a comprehensive restoration. Said to have originally been finished in yellow, the Mini GT 40 was thus restored in its current livery, much like the cars that raced in the 24 Minutes du Mans. Acquired without the original JLO single-cylinder, 3 hp engine, this Mini GT 40 is equipped with a new Briggs & Stratton single-cylinder, 9 hp motor. It has also been upgraded with front and rear electric lights, as well as a hand-stitched, leather-wrapped steering wheel. With its removable roof, this striking children’s GT affords ample room in its spartan race-inspired cockpit. This Mini GT 40 will make for a wonderful conversation piece in any collection of notable race cars. Or, for the truly adventurous—between the ages of 7 and 12—this future champion would be a thrilling ride at the Little Big Mans race held at Le Mans Classic, where it is sure to best the diminutive Ferraris.
- 202 1967 Fevres Ranger FVS0387 $30,000 $40,000 N/R This example is finished in a lovely shade of yellow and sports a wonderful folding top that snaps into place, should the weather quickly turn foul. It has been under the care of a dedicated owner and presents in very good condition throughout, with the body, interior, and engine bay showing only minor signs of enjoyable use. Featured with a rear-mounted spare, this Ferves Ranger is ready to tackle any task at hand, be it on- or off-road, either of which it will do with total uniqueness. It would be difficult to find a more charming yet capable little Ranger.
- 203 1974 Alfa Romeo 2000GT Veloce AR3025451 $90,000 $120,000 N/R Finished in a striking shade of Azure Le Mans, this GTV has been comprehensively restored over the last 20 months by marque experts Alfa Performance Connection of Orange County, California, and Norman Noosha Panuyeh, LLC. It has known California ownership from new, including the consigner, only its third owner. A matching-numbers example, it is equipped with factory air-conditioning, which has been updated to today’s mechanical standards. The engine was rebuilt at 97,000 miles, and it continues to perform wonderfully, according to the consigner. The car has remained in California its whole life, and included is the original California title, service records, manuals, and two sets of keys. A detailed booklet chronicling the car’s history and restoration is available upon request. This lovely Alfa Romeo has never been shown and will no doubt turn heads on any driving tour or concours field upon which it should appear.
- 204 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda 113.044.12.018997 $145,000 $165,000 N/R This stunning 280 SL, finished in rare and unusual Moss Green Metallic over Palomino tan leather, is exceedingly attractive with its matching dark green soft top and requisite ‘Pagoda’ hardtop. The 280 SL is fresh off an 18-month comprehensive restoration with no part overlooked. The car was thoroughly disassembled in preparation for its nut-and-bolt restoration, in which it received an all-new interior with new leather and trim. The engine was likewise fully restored and properly detailed. The Pagoda was then sent to 280 SL expert Tony LaBella for thorough sorting to ensure that the car was correct and concours-ready down to the smallest detail. Included with both a soft top and a removable hardtop, this car is most practical and enjoyable in all weather. With both tops and the optional factory-installed air-conditioning, this exceptional 280 SL can be enjoyed at Mercedes-Benz concours events, where it is sure to excel, or on long, comfortable road trips in any weather.
- 205 1958 Facel Vega FVS Series 4 Sports Coupe FV4-57H-41 $250,000 $300,000 N/R Champagne over maroon leather. 325hp 354cui Chrysler V8. Powerflite auto. US delivery. Disassembled and stored for 30 years. Restored to concours standard. via RM Monterey ’15 sold $187k & RM Scottsdale ’17 sold $247k.
- 206 1977 Volkswagen Beetle 1172086650 $40,000 $60,000 N/R The car offered here is an extremely special example of the legendary Volkswagen Beetle. Though millions of Beetles were produced, only a limited few can claim to be essentially brand-new. This Beetle, from the final year the sedan was offered in North America, is offered with just 128 original miles on the odometer. It is powered by a 1,585 cc overhead-valve flat four-cylinder engine. Fitted with a four-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes, it offers an enjoyable, as-new driving experience. In addition to being virtually as-new, the car boasts a known and highly significant history. On 26 July 1977, the Importer’s and Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin was issued to Pete Lovely Volkswagen. Upon arriving at the dealership, the car was given its window sticker and dealership’s license-plate frame and inserts extolling “Another Lovely Volkswagen.” It featured an optional sunroof and leatherette upholstery, chrome wheels, radial tires, and carried a sticker price of $3,949. Though highly desirable at the time, the car never had a chance to sell, as it went directly into Lovely’s private collection. And there it remained until 2013. During Mr. Lovely’s ownership, it accumulated just 87 miles. Pete Lovely was no ordinary car dealer. Having opened his dealership in 1954, Lovely was heavily involved in racing for the next two decades. In 1955 he won the F-Modified SCCA Championship in a Porsche-Cooper Special, which was affectionately known as the “Pooper.” He repeated the result the very next year, further cementing his notoriety. He was eventually asked to drive for team owners John Edgar, John Fitch, and Jack Nethercutt. In 1959, Pete Lovely was asked to join Team Lotus. Driving for the team and, later, as a privateer, he made a handful of Formula 1 appearances for the team, including the 1959 Monaco Grand Prix before retiring from the competition in 1971. With just 128 miles on the odometer and with long-term ownership in the hands of a noted racing driver and Volkswagen dealer, this final-year Beetle sedan is essentially brand-new and is thoroughly deserving of continued preservation in the care of a dedicated VW enthusiast.
- 207 1969 Shelby GT350 H 9F02481894 $90,000 $120,000 N/R This GT350 H was built in April 1969 and delivered to Ron’s Ford Sales in Bristol, Tennessee. The car is classic Black Jade with contrasting Hertz gold side stripes. It came with a 351 Cleveland V-8 and options including FMX Cruise-O-Matic transmission, Traction-Lok differential, power steering, power brakes with front discs, Selectaire air-conditioning, tinted glass, deluxe seat belts, a sport-deck rear seat, tilt-away steering wheel, AM radio, visibility group, and combination tachometer/trip meter. The trunk still carries a space-saver spare tire, jack, and jack handle. The Shelby GT350 H has been well maintained in original condition with no modifications except for one repaint in its original color. Mileage is reportedly under 18,000. The car had been part of a Sam Pack collection since 2007 and was sold to its current owner in 2014. Today the GT350 shows beautifully, a reflection of the care it has received over the years. Its next owner will have the chance to appreciate the Shelby-Mustang performance that made it a joy to drive back in the ’60s.
- 208 1968 Shelby Mustang 428 Cobra Jet 8R02R159541 $65,000 $85,000 N/R This stunning Wimbledon White 428 Cobra Jet left the factory 18 May 1968 and was delivered to Russ Davis Ford in Covina, California, according to the Marti report that verifies this car’s original production specifications. This Mustang is in very clean condition throughout, and the current owner states it has been the recipient of recent mechanical sorting. These early Cobra Jet Mustangs are highly coveted by muscle car collectors and are seldom offered for sa —le, presenting a rare opportunity to acquire a fine example of a hard-to-find Ford performance car for the golden age of American muscle.
- 209 1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Saloon SFU513 $175,000 $225,000 N/R Although Silver Clouds featured standard bodies of pressed steel, custom coachwork was available at the request of the client. This Silver Cloud III with its aluminum body by James Young is one of only 20 sport saloons produced of this style, SCV100. According to factory records provided by the Rolls-Royce Foundation, this lovely example was originally completed as a right-hand-drive example, of which only 18 were built. Like all Cloud IIIs, it is equipped with power steering and brakes, power windows, wool carpeting, and front and rear armrests. Additional factory features include beautifully finished wood inlays throughout, front-seat recliners, Smiths instrumentation, an Everflex sunroof, grey mohair headliner, all-leather door panels with map pockets, rear-seat map lights, along with front and rear bumper over-riders and Lucas driving lamps. Numerous later enhancements include aftermarket air-conditioning, wide whitewall radial tires, a braking system with frame-mounted electric booster, electronic ignition, enhanced engine mounts to reduce vibration, supplemental electric cooling fan, and quartz clock movement. Finished in a sophisticated Sable over a matching leather interior, it has been the beneficiary of a thorough mechanical refurbishment from 2011 to 2014. Documentation for over $105,000 in receipts is available for inspection. Recent work includes a rebuilt engine, transmission, and rear end, along with the carburetors and suspension. Additionally, the car received a new exhaust; re-cored radiator; overhauled and re-charged heating and air-conditioning; and all wiring sorted. This exceptional and rare coach-built Rolls-Royce comes complete with a reproduction owner’s book, tools, and jack.
- 210 1990 De Tomaso Pantera Si ZDT874000LA009609 $275,000 $325,000 A victim of the weak market in the early 1990s, just 41 Pantera Si models were built. Two were used for crash testing, and one was reserved for the De Tomaso museum. As such, only 38 were sold to the public, of which four were converted to Targas. Purportedly only 31 coupes have survived. The Pantera Si offered here is one of those few, as well as being the first Si to be offered at public auction. While the original Pantera was hugely successful in North America, where it sold over 5,000 of the 7,260 built, the Pantera Si was never offered into North America. This example was originally made for the European market and was purchased new by its first owner in Germany, where it stayed until 2002. It was then sold to a Swedish collector, who held it until 2007 before selling it to a fellow countryman. The current owner bought the car in 2016 and transported it to the U.S. Once stateside, the Pantera was fully serviced and driven sparingly—the odometer shows 26,000 miles. The De Tomaso has not been modified from stock with the exception of the engine block, which was painted while in Sweden. In 2016 the Pantera was repainted in its original Rosso Corsa. The interior is fresh with beige leather upholstery. The trim and instrument panel are burled wood. Gauges and switches operate properly. A binder complete with service records and documentation accompanies the car. This Pantera Si is a beautifully preserved and drivable original. One of the rarest cars from the 1990s, commissioned by De Tomaso and designed by Gandini, it is a pedigreed and striking example of Italian car engineering and design, and a worthwhile addition to any sophisticated sports car collection.
- 211 1957 Mercedes-Benz 190SL 121.040.7500161 $130,000 $160,000 N/R Light Blue metallic over Beige leather. Unknown US car, matching-numbers example, 67,500 miles from new. Beautifully restored. via RM Monterey ’17 sold $99k.
- 212 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray FI Coupe 30837S105345 $120,000 $160,000 N/R The Sting Ray offered here, the 5,345th built for 1963, is a superb example for enjoyment on the open road. Powered by a period 327-cubic-inch V-8 fitted with fuel injection and a four-speed transmission, it has been repainted in its original shade of Sebring Silver. A newer interior from noted Corvette supplier Al Knoch remains in excellent condition. The car presents beautifully and is solid inside and out. Fitted with newer exhaust, power windows, the original AM/FM radio, original steel wheels with radial tires, and its original fiberglass headlight buckets, this Sting Ray will make an ideal addition to any sports car or Corvette collection and will be an excellent driving partner for countless more twists and turns.
- 213 1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible 125 $325,000 $375,000 The car shown here, chassis no. 125, was built in 1957 on a 1956 Dodge chassis and has the desirable 325 cu. in. D500-1 Hemi V-8. One of six Dual-Ghias acquired by software entrepreneur Frank Pritt, one for each of his children, it was subsequently purchased from Mr. Pritt by well-known Dual-Ghia historians Dr. Paul Sable and Joseph Morgan, who sold it to Thomas Derro in 2006. Mr. Derro proceeded to have the car fully restored to original condition in this period-correct bright red with an authentic red-and-white interior. Afterwards the car was selectively exhibited at various concours d’elegance. The car was purchased by the current owner in the fall of 2017. Upon acquiring the car, a complete mechanical review was commissioned to ensure it was a perfect, tour-ready example. Highlights of the work completed included going through the fuel and brake systems, a full inspection of the transmission, and fitting the car with new tires. With the work done, a high-quality, professional detail was completed. The car is in show-quality condition, having covered only 64 miles since it was restored by Mr. Derro. It’s considered by many to be one of the finest Dual-Ghias in existence. The result of a unique partnership between Detroit and Turin, the Dual-Ghia remains the great status symbol of the Jet Age.
- 214 1984 Lamborghini Countach LP500S ZA9C00500ELA12674 $300,000 $350,000 The rare 1984 LP500 S presented here is a particularly appealing example of the groundbreaking Countach. The car is believed to have been delivered new in Pennsylvania. It was eventually stored and not driven for more than 20 years until it was acquired by an enthusiast in New York. The car was then sold to its now former owner, who undertook a comprehensive restoration. The Lamborghini was entrusted to the Lamborghini specialists at Rico Tenni’s Valtellina Automobili in Sausalito. The engine, its six Weber carburetors, and the suspension and disc brakes—with new rotors—have all been rebuilt. New factory-correct Pirelli P Zero tires and original-look gold wheels were also installed. While in storage, the car’s original lacquer paint began to show signs of wear. The previous owner corrected that by completely repainting the car to return it to its dramatic Lamborghini-black finish. The interior was also meticulously redone. The seats were dispatched to Italy for reupholstering in black leather by the same craftsmen who did them originally, sourced through Re-Originals, Inc. of Goodrich, Texas. The seats feature model-correct patterns including unique perforations between panels. Leather has been used on the steering-wheel rim and shift knob, and the dashboard has been restored in the original Lamborghini mouse-hair material. The windshields and door glass are all original. The Countach was then acquired by its current owner approximately four years ago. He notes that the car was equipped with a factory-optional wing, but that it was removed for a cleaner look. Similarly, the original U.S. front corner markers have been replaced by European markers, and the rear U.S. corner markers have been removed. The original wing is otherwise included, along with restoration receipts and other documents that accompany the car. The owner reports that the Countach currently runs and drives well and expects there will be fewer than 34,000 original kilometers on the odometer at the time of sale. There were only 321 Lamborghini Countach LP500 S models ever produced, and this charismatic Countach is waiting to be enjoyed by the right Lamborghini connoisseur.
- 215 1984 Lancia 037 Stradale ZLA151AR000000057 $475,000 $600,000 Finished in the traditional Rosso Corsa, chassis 0057 was delivered to Giancarlo Gianetti, who was one of the main contributors to the 037 program and a well-known collector of rally Lancias and Alfa Romeos. Giancarlo’s firm, L.M. Gianetti, in Torino, was an engineering and fabrication firm that developed and produced engine and suspension components for the 037 program. Through Gianetti’s connection to the 037 development program, 0057 received very special performance upgrades directly from Abarth. Accompanying documentation, dated 15 November 1984 and signed by Giorgio Pianta, the legendary Lancia test driver and rally team technical director, outlines the transformation of the car to corsa specification. The stradale 1,995 cc, 205 bhp engine was upgraded to 2,111 cc Evolution 2 specification, with special crankshaft, pistons and rods, enlarged head, rally camshafts, and large valves, as well as alloy pulleys and lightweight flywheel. In this form, the engine saw 249 bhp at 6,800 rpm on the test bench. To cope with the extra power, 0057 received a reinforced clutch and special hardened gear sets. Rounding out the work, the car received reinforced rally wishbones with adjustable rod ends, adjustable competition-type front shock absorbers, special tarmac springs, and modified front subframe with Evolution 1 radiator. Finally, stopping power was upgraded with Evolution 2 brake discs and calipers. This remarkable and unique Works-converted corsa-spec example, built with factory upgrades for one of the grandfathers of the 037 program, must be one of the most significant Lancia 037 Rally stradale extant. The sale comes complete with books, tools, and a large dossier of original documentation. Highly original and showing under 6,600 kilometers from new, 0057 represents an unrepeatable opportunity to acquire a very special example of a definitive Group B rally homologation car.
- 216 1972 BMW 3.0 CSL 2212279 $175,000 $225,000 N/R This beautifully restored CSL is one of 169 first-series examples built between May 1971 and July 1972, notable for carbureted induction (later series featured fuel injection). Chassis no. 2279 was reportedly originally delivered to Italy, and at some point in the 1970s the car was exported to the United States and assumed ownership in the Atlanta area. Discovered and acquired in 1986 by a well-known BMW collector, the CSL was treated to a comprehensive restoration during the early 1990s. A Weber carbureted replacement engine was sourced and installed, mated to a new five-speed manual gearbox. Much of the restoration was supervised by Paul Schultz of Denver, with parts sourced from Carl Nelson and advice and expertise provided by model expert Richard Conway. Completed in 1997, the outstanding refurbishment included a quality repaint in black, followed by application of the classic three-colored stripes suggestive of BMW Motorsport. Acquired by Henry Schmitt in March 2014, this handsome 3.0 CSL was soon adorned with a handful of details from the later CSL series, most prominently including a “Batmobile”-style trunk lid. The original lid and the original matching-numbers engine block are included with the car. Presenting beautifully, this authentic and well-maintained example of one of BMW’s most celebrated models would make a splendid acquisition for any motorsport enthusiast.
- 217 1978 BMW 320i Turbo IMSA 003 $750,000 $950,000 In a matter of weeks, BMW hired McLaren Engines in Livonia, Michigan, to conduct turbo development and tuning, while signing the renowned driver David Hobbs. With the 320i’s steel coachwork exchanged for an aerodynamically developed fiberglass body, the new BMW racer struggled to just a handful of wins through its inaugural 1977 season, as the new engine experienced teething problems. Two cars were initially built by BMW Motorsport for the factory IMSA team, chassis no. 001 and 002. After the dominance of Porsche during 1977, though, it was clear the 320i Turbo required improvement, so chassis no. 003 (the subject lot) was built as a lightweight example that shaved off almost 300 pounds. The bodywork was further modified with a one-piece hood with integrated fenders, a nose-splitter, and a wider, squared rear end, which accommodated the placement of twin radiators behind huge rear 19-inch wheels. McLaren’s headway on turbo development led to a new engine classification, the M12/9 motor, which developed a whopping 600 hp. Despite tremendous promise, chassis no. 003 made an inauspicious debut at Lime Rock in May 1978 when Hobbs crashed the car during qualifying. Problems with the turbo continued to plague the car for much of the season’s remainder. However, its potential was obvious in its first victory at Sears Point in July and a 2nd-place finish at Mid Ohio in late August. In September the Lightweight was shipped to Germany for use at the Norisring round of the German Manufacturer’s Championship, and Hans-Joachim Stuck drove the car to 7th place. At the conclusion of the 1978 IMSA season, Hobbs finished a disappointing 5th, with the Porsche 935 teams dominating once again. The year 1979 saw the momentum shift towards BMW as the 320i Turbo was honed into a more reliable machine. In addition to the three factory-campaigned chassis, BMW allocated two additional cars to Jim Busby’s privateer efforts, bringing the total number of chassis to five examples. McLaren had worked through much of the turbo lag for improved throttle response, and Hobbs capitalized by driving chassis no. 003 to victory at Hallett and 2nd-place finishes at Laguna Seca, Lime Rock, and Brainerd. The Lightweight’s greatest moment undoubtedly came at the Road America 500 in early September 1979, although the team nearly withdrew from the race because the car rarely lasted in long events. But surprisingly, Hobbs and Derek Bell managed to win the race outright despite issues with the fuel cell. Following the 1979 season, BMW canceled the 320i Turbo program, having undertaken much of the proving on its future Formula 1 engine, which, in higher form, would go on to power Nelson Piquet’s 1983 Driver’s Championship in a Brabham BT52-BMW. The 320i IMSA team and crew members were overwhelmingly disappointed with the notion that the Turbo could have done so much more if it had been better funded. Chassis no. 003 was then sold to racing engineer and driver Harry Haggard of California, who is understood to have simultaneously purchased chassis no. 001. Haggard stored the 320i for a number of years before selling it in 1989 to racing car enthusiast Kerry Morse of nearby Irvine. Under Morse’s ownership, 003 was campaigned twice at Laguna Seca, including the 1996 Monterey Historics (where BMW was a featured marque). In 2008 Morse sold the Lightweight to Henry Schmitt, who comprehensively freshened the car for event use. In recent years, 003 has made regular appearances at the Monterey Historics and the Wine Country Classic, among other events. Most recently, 003 was successfully raced at the 2019 Sonoma Speed Festival. Additionally, it appeared as the subject (and cover) car of a feature on the 320i Turbo IMSA factory campaign in the July/August 2016 issue of Vintage Motorsport. Ideal for further use in IMSA historic racing events and marque exhibitions, chassis 003 is the only 320i Turbo IMSA Lightweight built, one of three examples raced by the factory, and one of five total cars built. The rare Turbo is documented with numerous articles on the 320i factory campaign and recent service invoices. It would make a fantastic complement to any racing collection, ideal for BMW Motorsport enthusiasts worldwide.
- 218 1989 BMW M3 DTM Tribute $140,000 $180,000 N/R This impressive tribute to the Schnitzer-run E30 began life as a body-in-white chassis and was reportedly purchased by a doctor in Italy with the intention of entering hill-climb events. Modifications undertaken include revising the suspension with front magnesium center-lug uprights and rear Motorsport trailing arms. Weight was reduced with the installation of lightweight glass, a fuel cell, and fiberglass doors, trunk, and a removable racing hood. Air jacks and a roll cage were installed, and the exterior shell received an adjustable rear wing and a split front spoiler from the M3 Evo. The Italian owner eventually sold the BMW to an American doctor living in Europe, and he in turn sold the car to Rob Ferrero, a Golden Gate BMWCCA member and driving school instructor. Ferraro imported the M3 to the United States and sold it to Gil Cervantes, and he entered the car in club racing events for several years. Henry Schmitt acquired the BMW from Mr. Cervantes and soon commissioned Terry Tinney to rebuild the 2.5-liter racing engine while entrusting vintage technician Donald Duncan to convert the lubrication system to a dry sump. Accompanied by a spare set of wheels and new tires, this high-performance tribute to BMW’s successful Schnitzer-Warsteiner teams offers nearly identical performance to the rare originals at a fraction of the cost. It beckons BMW Motorsport enthusiasts to indulge in hot laps and historic racing heats while offering a beautiful display piece for aficionados of Munich’s celebrated M3 racing history.
- 219 1974 BMW 3.5 CSL IMSA 2275987 $1,500,000 $2,200,000 BMW built five examples of the 3.0 CSL for the 1975 IMSA GT Championship, four of which were actively raced. As is often the case with race cars, a great deal of confusion ensued over the decades as historians attempted to determine what exact chassis was driven by whom in which race, and for many years incorrect assumptions were maintained. In 2016 the record keepers of BMW N.A. and BMW Classic set the record straight after contacting surviving members of the original crew that worked under chief mechanic Rudi Gmeiner in Bobby Allison’s Hueytown, Alabama, garage in 1975. After collecting personal notes and remembrances from each mechanic, Gmeiner produced a handwritten log that cross-referenced chassis numbers with build codes (which were the typical means of identification for the racing team), finally establishing a reliably accurate chassis log for these cars. Gmeiner’s findings demonstrate that the CSL race cars utilized a different chassis numbering system than the production cars. While the homologation batch of road-specified CSL examples began numbering at 2 275 001 and ascended in standard sequential fashion, the race cars began at 2 275 000 and progressed downward. In chronological order, therefore, the five cars built for 1975 IMSA GT use were chassis nos. 2 275 992, 2 275 988, 2 275 987 (the featured lot), 2 275 986, and 2 275 985. While chassis no. 992 was a test car that returned to Munich by March 1975, chassis numbers 988 and 987 were the initial two workhorses for the BMW N.A. team. The two cars debuted at the 24 Hours of Daytona in February 1975. Chassis 988 wore #24, driven by Sam Posey and Hans-Joachim Stuck, while chassis 987 wore #25, with Ronnie Peterson and Brian Redman slated to drive. Unfortunately, both cars were plagued by engine trouble that forced early retirements. At the 12 Hours of Sebring a month later, the two cars appeared again with chassis 988 bearing #24 and chassis 987 wearing #25, with Brian Redman and Allan Moffat at the helm. By the 102nd lap, #24 had retired with an oil line failure, so Posey and Stuck switched to assisting driving shifts for the remaining car. At the end of twelve hours, chassis no. 987 remained in 1st place, having triumphed over a field of Porsche Carrera RSRs. The dramatic victory was heightened by the heroic efforts of Redman, who drove 987 for more than seven of the race’s twelve hours and during the eleventh hour overcame a failed wheel bearing and a dead alternator (prompting him to turn off the headlights to conserve power!). At the season’s third round at Road Atlanta, Sam Posey ascended as high as 4th place in chassis no. 987 before a rear axle-hub failure led to an accident. The damage was severe enough to prompt the team to retire 987 in favor of one of the fresher cars, and it was returned to the Alabama workshop for repair. For the 1976 season, BMW of North America campaigned an updated group of CSL examples, but chassis no. 987 was loaned to the Hermatite-sponsored team and driven at the 24 Hours of Daytona to a 15th place finish by John Fitzpatrick and Tom Walkinshaw. In March 1976 the car was shipped to Munich for conversion to Group 5 specifications, and it was then run in the inaugural World Championship of Makes by the Hermatite team, finishing 3rd at Vallelunga in early April, 2nd at Zeltweg, Austria, in late June, and claiming outright victory at the Six Hours of Silverstone in May. The CSL was probably also the Hermatite BMW that retired early at the 1976 24 Hours of Le Mans. It also is likely that ownership of the car passed to Tom Walkinshaw during this time. After 1976 the BMW was returned to the United States and entered in additional IMSA GT events, and it is believed that driver John Morton set a series record in the car at Laguna Seca in 1978. Sometime later, chassis no. 987 was acquired by Vasek Polak, the well-known Southern California dealer, race team owner, and collector who once campaigned cars for such renowned drivers as Jack MacAfee, Ken Miles, Roger Penske, and Jo Bonnier. Following Vasek’s passing in April 1997, the CSL was sold to current owner Henry Schmitt, the principal of BMW of San Francisco, and he went on to run the important BMW in many vintage events, keeping a logbook of appearances at vintage races at Laguna Seca, Sonoma, Reno, Coronado, and Mt. Tremblant, along with several entries at the Monterey Historics. Along the way the car was serviced as needed by the dealership, with regular attention provided by the BMW experts at Bill Watson’s Road Rockets in Sonoma. The CSL was also presented at the 2011 Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance and the 2016 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, where it was united with Hans-Joachim Stuck. Currently fitted with a correct 3.5-liter upright M49/3 engine, chassis no. 2275987 is finished in the proper Sebring-winning livery with #25 and remains a bellwether of one of BMW’s most important competition victories. The CSL is deeply documented with FIA papers, period photographs, service invoices, vintage racing logbook, and numerous media articles about the 1975 BMW IMSA GT campaign. Two of the five IMSA CSLs remain in factory ownership today and are likely never to be sold, leaving only three of these cars in private hands. It would therefore constitute a crowning acquisition for any marque enthusiast, ideal for further campaigns in vintage racing or presentation at the world’s finest concours and BMW-focused events.
- 220 1961 Ferrari 400SA Aerodynamico Coupe 2631SA $2,900,000 $3,500,000 The fifth of only 17 short-wheelbase 400 Superamerica Aerodinamico coupes built, chassis no. 2631 was completed by the factory on 3 November 1961. According to accompanying factory build sheets, the engine produced 296.1 bhp at 6,500 rpm during factory testing. Originally built with open headlights, it was finished in Blu Lancia over a Blu Grigio leather interior with matching carpets in Blu Scuro. According to Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, chassis no. 2631 would remain in Italy with its first owner, Emanuele Rivetti, but only for a year before being exported to the U.S. Shipped to Luigi Chinetti Motors in 1962, upon its arrival the car was sold by successful privateer racing driver Bob Grossman to John Mecom Jr., son of Texas oil magnate John Mecom Sr. and a previous owner of the New Orleans Saints NFL team. Prior to its delivery to Mecom while the Superamerica was still with Grossman, it was tested in Car and Driver magazine and graced the cover of the April 1963 issue. Chassis no. 2631 remained with Mecom for the following seven years and was then sold to Paul Schreiber of Palos Park, Illinois. During his ownership, the car was shown at Emilio Tosi’s Ferrari Club meeting in Illinois in October 1973 and made another appearance at a Ferrari Club of America event at Joe Marchetti’s Como Inn in Chicago in April 1978. The Superamerica’s next owner would be Karl Dedolph of Wayzata, Minnesota, who subsequently sold the car to Wayne Nelson of Indianapolis, Indiana. The car would call the Hoosier state home for the next few decades after it was sold to noted enthusiast and vintage racer Tom W. Mittler of South Bend. After Mittler’s passing in June 2010, the car would remain with his family and estate for the next few years. During this time the car received Ferrari Classiche certification, confirming that it retains its original chassis, engine, gearbox, and differential. The certification binder accompanies the car today and notes that it has been fitted with triple Weber 40 DCZ/6 carburetors (in place of the original Solex C40 PAAI carburetors) and Koni shock absorbers (in place of the original Miletto shock absorbers). Sold by the Mittler family in 2014, the car was purchased by its current owner, a noted collector based on the West Coast, and has remained with him ever since. Truly a car built and designed for titans of industry, heads of state, and the uppermost echelons of society, the 400 Superamerica is an exceptional car in every way. Perfectly luxurious but certainly no slouch, it is clear to see why the Superamerica remains one of the most significant and celebrated Ferraris ever built. Beautifully restored and Ferrari Classiche–certified, which confirms that it retains all its major original mechanical components, chassis no. 2631 is an exceptional example of its kind and would stand proud in even the most significant of Ferrari collections, just as it has for decades past.
- 221 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Ascot Brewster Tourer S398KP $275,000 $325,000 Ascot Tourer no. S398KP, offered here, was built to the most desirable specification, with sleek hidden door hinges, as well as a sporty, low-slung top of the same design as the Derby model; it was also originally equipped with chrome-plated finishes, including wheels, as were in use by this time. The car was delivered on 12 April 1929 to M.G. Patton, the Rolls-Royce dealer in Pittsburgh, and was a “demonstrator” for its first five months. Finally, on 27 September it was sold to its first private owner, J. Paul Butler, a 25-year-old sportsman residing in the Squirrel Hill area of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It subsequently passed to Marty Whalen, a well-known New York furniture dealer and business figure of the period, who sold it in 1937. Later owners were the noted modern architect Stamo Papadaki of Washington, Connecticut, who listed it with the RROC beginning in 1952, and later, Fred Wilsea of New Preston, Connecticut. In 1977 the Ascot was acquired by H. Dieter Holterbosch, the American importer for Lowenbrau beer and a noted automobile enthusiast, in whose collection it shared space with the likes of Duesenberg, Hispano-Suiza, and Ferrari. During Mr. Holterbosch’s ownership, the Rolls was restored in these elegant period-correct colors by Crosthwaite & Gardiner. It would remain in his care for 33 years and during that time was used for family weddings. The restoration has held up well, and its undercarriage appears clean and virtually as-restored. No collection of significant pre-war classics is complete without a Springfield Rolls-Royce, and few are more graceful and important than an Ascot Tourer with hidden door hinges and the Derby top—the same superb specifications of the example offered here. It is truly a connoisseur’s prize. via RM Amelia ’14 sold $335k.
- 222 1959 Bentley S1 Continental Convertible BC14LGN $900,000 $1,200,000 The example offered here, no. BC14LGN, was originally finished in the timeless, subtle color scheme of Sand and Sable, with beige upholstery and brown top, and outfitted to the ultimate specification with automatic transmission, power top and windows, Radiomobile radio with power aerial, and full Rolls-Royce air-conditioning. It was ordered through the Thoroughbred Car Company of Oklahoma City by local resident William Taylor Hales Jr. Mr. Hales was the son of a major Oklahoma oil and real estate baron who had played a role in developing downtown Oklahoma City and building the modern stockyards. The business address listed on the Bentley’s build cards was the family’s own Hales Building, while Hales Jr.’s own residence was modeled after Jefferson’s Monticello. According to the build cards, delivery of the car was made to Mr. Hales at Lille Hall, indicating that the original owner collected the car in Europe. He enjoyed his new automobile around London for twelve days, after which Bentley arranged to drive it to Southampton for its departure to a new home in the United States. The next known owner recorded, in 1984, is James R. Williams, head of Cincinnati’s Western & Southern Life Insurance and member of a family that had been Rolls-Royce and Bentley customers back to the days of the Springfield factory. The current owners acquired the Bentley from Williams via Vantage Motorworks in 1986, and it has remained part of their superb collection since. An older but well-presented restoration, still finished in its original color scheme, it features an upgraded radio but is otherwise to its original specifications. Over the years it has been regularly driven and had routine oil changes. The brakes were recently overhauled and a partial new exhaust fitted, while new seat belts were installed several years ago. The car is still equipped with factory road- and hand-tool kits in the trunk compartment, as well as a top boot. This would be a lovely addition to a new owner’s stable, with a rich history with one of the West’s most interesting families.
- 223 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S WP0AB2A93HS123427 $130,000 $160,000 N/R The Endurance Racing Edition was crafted by Porsche Exclusive as an homage to their Porsche 919 Hybrid and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where they won three years in a row from 2015 to 2017. This example is one of just 235 built worldwide for the 2017 model year, including one of seven delivered to Canada. Furthermore, it is one of only three built with the highly desirable seven-speed manual transmission for North American production. A $34,000 option when new, the Exclusive Series Endurance Racing Edition includes: special graphics package with Porsche-Intelligent racing decals; black special wheels and dark-tint headlamps and rear tail lamps; special interior leather and styling with carbon-fiber inlay “Endurance Sport Racing” dash script; carbon-fiber inlay illuminated “Endurance Sport Racing” doorsill plates; option code 90066 Edition MTS; PASM sport suspension (20 mm lower than standard); rear-axle steering; factory sport exhaust; center armrest with exclusive Porsche-Intelligent Drive embossed logo; red seat belts; and finally, a racing-inspired red twelve o’clock stripe on the steering wheel. With less than 40 original miles, this classic Guards Red example has been cherished by a mature Porsche collector and stored in a climate-controlled environment. A comprehensive list of additional Porsche factory-ordered options is available for inspection upon request. Included are its original manuals and leather folio, spare master key, tow hook and road tools, copies of the detailed build sheet, and service printout from Porsche Cars Canada. An ultra-exclusive limited-edition Porsche, with only 235 examples produced for worldwide delivery, this exceedingly rare manual-transmission example is prime for the most discerning Porsche collector.
- 224 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition WDDAJ76F47M001313 $450,000 $550,000 Crystal antimony grey over black leather. 641bhp 5439cc Supercharged V8. Five speed auto. 1 of 150. 3200 miles. Recent service history, like new. via RM Scottsdale ’17 sold $418k
- 225 1998 Porsche RUF CTR2 Sport W09BC0361WPR06007 $700,000 $900,000 The CTR2 was tuned initially to produce 520 hp and later modified for a full 580 hp. Power for the first time in a RUF CTR could optionally go to all four wheels, and a silky-smooth RUF-modified six-speed gearbox was included. RUF offered optional comfort or sport suspension and wrapped low-profile performance tires around its characteristic five-spoke alloy wheels. The factory 911’s steel body panels were left in Zuffenhausen in favor of extensive Kevlar that kept the weight to about 3,000 pounds with standard rear-wheel drive. Special front and rear bumpers and fenders featured integrated heat extractors to provide cooling to the uprated brakes. A two-level rear wing kept the rear end planted, and each level had air intakes—one to the airbox, the other to the intercoolers—as the speedometer needle hurtled into triple digits. RUF’s signature integrated roll-cage allowed the rain gutter to be removed while still maintaining the structural integrity of the body (whereas, the rain gutter was a structural component on air-cooled 911s). Doing so improved the aerodynamics at high speeds, surely helping RUF to win the fastest production car title. RUF touches inside gave the cars a luxurious, complete feel not found in other tuned cars. Ultrasoft leather was employed to cover the seats, dashboard, door panels, and center console. Highly legible gauges with green lettering filled the dash, albeit with a much wider range on the speedometer. Alois Ruf Jr. had two cars entered in the 1997 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado, where they took home 2nd and 4th places, losing only to a purpose-built car that weighed about 1,000 pounds less. The Pikes Peak cars served as development mules for the road-going CTR2 Sport that pushed the performance envelope even further. RUF built fewer than 30 CTR2s, slightly over half of which were Sport models with wider fenders to house bigger brakes and tires that paired with an even more buttoned-down suspension aimed at track use. CTR2 Sports included the higher-horsepower state of tune. Offered for the first time at auction after having only traded hands on the private market, this 1998 CTR2 Sport is a standout even among its RUF brethren. The car was originally commissioned by Frank Beddor, the patriarch of the Minnesota family long associated with hill climbs in North America. It was Beddor’s sons who helped RUF prepare the prototype CTR2 Sport at Pikes Peak and later Virginia City. Appropriately, the car is fitted with a unique version of Porsche’s motorsports-derived all-wheel-drive system with a smooth aluminum knob that allows on-the-fly progressive transfer of power and torque bias between the axles. Very rare, this CTR2 Sport is said to be one of four examples to have ever been fitted with the system. Additionally, Bilstein PSS10 coilovers approved by Alois Ruf Jr. have been installed to improve the car’s handling tenacity. The car is finished in black over RUF’s signature green leather interior and has been upgraded with a Porsche classic navigation system that includes a separate USB input. Less than 17,000 miles have been added since the CTR2 Sport was completed. A mechanical and cosmetic refresh was recently performed at the RUF factory in Pfaffenhausen, and this CTR2 Sport is set to be enjoyed at incredible speed and comfort by its next fortunate owner.
- 226 1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale ZLA831AB000576428 $175,000 $225,000 N/R As one of the later and more exclusive iterations, this Integrale Evoluzione is one of only 400 ‘Giallo Ferrari’ editions built. It is finished in vibrant Ferrari Yellow that perfectly sets off the traditional yellow-on-black Integrale gauges. With only 6,540 original kilometers, the car is remarkably original and unmodified. Furthermore, it includes its original books, jack, tools, and safety triangle. And despite creature comforts such as air-conditioning and leather-clad Recaro seats, this Lancia remains a visceral driving experience, reflecting the car’s roots as a rally legend. With many Integrales subject to aftermarket modifications, seldom is one afforded the opportunity to acquire such an Evo as it left the factory. Common treatment includes aftermarket boost gauges, upgraded suspension, and tuning the ECU. Suffice it to say that this car is absent of any such modifications, elevating it to a greater category than many of those available. As the Evo variants are reaching the 25-year mark, they are becoming eligible for importation to the U.S. As such, originality is all the more important when determining collectability. This is an opportunity to acquire a rare special edition of the iconic Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione, the homologation rally car against which all others are measured.
- 227 1960 Lancia Flaminia 2.5 3C Touring Cabriolet 824.04 1157 $140,000 $180,000 N/R This rare Lancia Flaminia convertible features Solex twin-choke carburation that feeds its 2.5-liter, 119 bhp V-6 engine. The car was also fitted with four-wheel disc brakes from the factory. Most recently, this elegant Lancia was repainted an attractive shade of grigio, while the seats were refinished and the interior was re-carpeted. The stylish silver-painted dashboard is accented with handsome instruments as well as a sporty wood-rimmed steering wheel. The exterior brightwork was also recently refinished and re-chromed as needed, including the bumpers. Furthermore, the Flaminia has been nicely detailed along with the engine bay. With tastefully refined styling by Carrozzeria Touring and Lancia’s sophisticated mechanical engineering, this classic convertible is a nice example of mid-century Italian design and elegance.
- 228 1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Convertible Sedan 1108-87 $1,200,000 $1,400,000 In 1920 gold-mine owner John Franklin Boyd died and left his entire estate—$3 million and a manse in San Rafael, California—to his only living daughter, Louise. One might have expected a society lady of the time to spend the rest of her days idly spending the principal, but Louise Arner Boyd, it would soon be proven, was different. She loved adventure—not merely funding the expeditions of others, but being in the thick of it, visiting new and different nations and exploring their rugged terrain. She traveled the world in search of new ideas and new discoveries, most prominently to the Arctic Circle, an area in which she became a respected expert after seven painstakingly planned research junkets and the publication of two well-received books. Today an area in Greenland adjacent to a glacier she studied is known as Louise Boyd Land. She was still a lady, of course; she loved to attend balls, often wearing on her gown the Légion d’Honneur medal that France awarded her for searching for the lost explorer Roald Amundsen. She traveled widely, doing so in style, staying at the best hotels she could find and usually traversing new-torn paths in her own chauffeured automobile. According to J.M. Fenster’s Packard: The Pride, in 1934 Miss Boyd’s automobile was this Packard Twelve, an individual custom convertible sedan by Dietrich, one of the most lush and expensive models available. It was built to her order, with a division window twixt the front and rear seats and reading lights to allow her to make notes during the journey. In 1935 Boyd traveled with the car and her family’s longtime chauffeur, Percy Cameron, to Poland as a delegate of the United States government to the International Geographic Congress in Warsaw. The American Geographical Society asked her to extend her stay and undertake a photographic study of rural Poland’s various cultures and ethnic groups, and she did so. Driven by Cameron, the Individual Custom Packard carried Boyd alongside horse-drawn carts on roads that had likely never seen an automobile, much less one so grand. It fit into few garages, but that was no matter, because there were few garages. At the monastery at Ławra Poczajowska, the Packard spent the night in the courtyard, with one of the bearded, hooded monks slumbering inside to prevent its theft. At the end of the journey, Boyd, Cameron, and the Packard returned triumphantly to the U.S., and her meticulously detailed report and over 500 photographs were published in 1937 as Polish Countrysides, many including this car. Louise Boyd eventually moved on to other adventures and other automobiles, but remained true to Packards, as well as to Dietrich; Raymond Dietrich later customized a 1952 sedan for her. The Individual Custom Twelve that had served faithfully in Europe remained in the United States. According to Edward J. Blend’s The Magnificent Packard Twelve of Nineteen Thirty-Four, later owners were Richard Jenkins of New Jersey and Phillip Goddard of Iowa. The car was then acquired by the late Bill Hirsch of Newark, New Jersey, who beautifully restored it to original condition. Hirsch was very proud of the Packard, which he showed extensively; to this day, the logo of his automotive finish and upholstery supply company is the unmistakable profile of this Packard. In his ownership the car was photographed by Roy Querry and appeared as one of twenty special automobiles described at length in J.M. Fenster’s Packard: The Pride, published in 1992. It was also used as the basis for the highly regarded model of the individual custom convertible sedan produced by the Franklin Mint. In 1999 the car was acquired by the present owner, in whose superb collection it has resided for twenty years. He notes that it was used on at least four CCCA CARavans, while remaining in fine enough condition to achieve its AACA Senior First Prize in 2000, followed by, in 2001, its CCCA Premier First and the AACA’s Joseph Parkin Award, recognizing it as the most outstanding Packard in its division. The car was freshened in 2015, receiving a cosmetic restoration by Colour Restoration of Longmont, Colorado, in time for exhibition at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where it was an award winner in the legendarily rigorous American Classic Open Packard class. The following year it received the Don Sommer Award as Most Significant Classic at the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s, an impressive achievement in a year that saw the attendance of numerous other significant Dietrich designs. Simply put, today Louise Boyd’s Packard remains an automobile worthy of its original owner—the sleek embodiment of adventurous spirit, meticulous preparation, and faultless good taste.
- 229 1966 Jaguar XJ13 Replica by Tempero 1B2232DN $350,000 $400,000 To experience the XJ13 from the driver’s seat was all but impossible until Rod Tempero crafted his limited run of replicas. The car offered here is the first of six examples built by the New Zealand–based company Tempero Coach and Motor Co. Ltd. Fabricated from the original plans; Tempero went to great lengths to reproduce the lines, methods, qualities, and materials of the original construction. The aluminum body was built on an aluminum monocoque as specified. It features the modified E-type front suspension of the original and mirrors the mounting system for the dry-sump Jaguar V-12 engine. Power is sent to the pavement through a ZF five-speed DS5/2 transaxle. The car was built to original specifications, such as the weight and dimensions. Rod Tempero stated that the curvaceous windscreen is made from the original Triplex molds. This very small production run was built based on an original factory drawing. The fit and finish of this all-aluminum Tempero XJ13 body is excellent, and the paintwork is complemented by the finely trimmed leather interior with appropriate gauges. The car has phenomenal road-handling capabilities and outstanding brakes. It is very nimble, responsive, and a joy to drive. The car has been shown in JCNA-sanctioned concours events and has placed 1st in Class several times, with scores of 9.992 at the 2016 International Jaguar Festival and 9.99 in 2015 and 9.986 in 2014 at the San Diego Jaguar Club Concours. It has also appeared at the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance and was recently on display at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville, CA. The XJ13 is ready for the street or track and is an absolute delight—even more so on the track in the hands of a skilled driver, where it can achieve top speeds of up to 200 mph.
- 230 1954 Maserati A6GCS Sports Racer 2078 $3,250,000 $3,750,000 25th of 52 total examples built, one of 41 barchettas bodied in a similar style by Fantuzzi and later Fiandri & Malagoli, works team car for Luigi Musso, possible history incl. Giro di Sicilia ’54 Musso 4th, Mille Miglia ’54 Musso 3rd, Naples GP ’54 Musso 1st, Targa Florio ’54 2nd, Messina 10 Hours ’54 Musso/ Musso, Giro Calabria ’54 Musso 1st IC, Senigallia ’54 Musso 1st IC, RAC TT ’54 Musso/ Mantovani 5th, Bologna-Passo della Raticosa ’54 Perdisa 2nd, Ricardo Grandio, Argentina (1), Buenos Aires 1000km ’55 3rd, Buenos Aires ’55 3rd, Kilometro Lanzado—Autopista Ezeiza ’55, 500 Millas de Rafaela ’56, Buenos Aires 1000km ’58, Alberto Gomez (2), Enzo Tasco (3), acquired without engine and another A6GCS engine fitted, raced through ’67, minor crash, Guillermo Vago (4), Jorge Macome (5), restored, Guillermo Vago (6), Lucio Bollaert (7), Paolo Dabbeni, Italy (8), Gianni Vitali (9), vendor ’98 (10). Upon acquisition by the current owner, 2078 began a new chapter touring and racing in events through 2012, running the Monterey Historics five times, the Wine Country Classic three times, the Colorado Grand twice, and the Mille Miglia once, among many other events. In support of these outings, the Maserati received mechanical attention from Thomas Vintage Motors in Boulder, Colorado, from 1998 to 2000 (including the addition of a roll bar and a fuel bladder), and from the Intrepid Motorcar Company of Sparks, Nevada (including work to the radiator, magneto, brake drums, sway bars, gearbox, clutch, and wheel spokes). In an effort to facilitate the continued use of A6GCS in vintage competition, the consignor approached other A6GCS owners and then engaged the respected Crosthwaite & Gardiner to produce a limited run of reproduction A6GCS engines using the old engine from 2078 as a template. Today 2078 is powered by one of these Crosthwaite & Gardiner units, which is numbered 001. In addition, it is offered together with an original A6GCS engine numbered 2078 (see below), which Crosthwaite & Gardner used as a template to produce the new engines, as well as another earlier reproduction engine thought to be of Italian origin. The old engine accompanies the car on a stand. This engine is stamped “2078,” though it is thought that the number stampings are not in the factory style. Another engine stamped “2078” is also known to exist in Switzerland. It is likely that the original A6GCS engine accompanying chassis no. 2078 is the one that was reportedly found “in a boat” in South America by Enzo Tasco in the 1960s. Most interestingly, this engine carries stampings of the type made by the CSAI (Commissione Sportiva Automobilistica Italiana) during inspection prior to participation at the Le Mans 24 Hours. The CSAI is the branch of the ACI (Automobile Club d’Italia) that follows motorsport; prior to Le Mans, a CSAI technical scrutineer would visit the manufacturers to verify the capacity of the engines in order to avoid any unforeseen issues during scrutineering at Le Mans. These stampings raise the intriguing possibility that chassis no. 2078 may have been one of the two cars that were entered by the factory for the 24-hour race in June 1954 but which (because of a transporter problem en route) arrived too late to participate in the race. If that were so, this old engine may indeed be the original unit for 2078. More recently, in 2013 the owner conducted a significant restoration of 2078 that included a proper repair of the previously damaged front end with corrected new aluminum nose work by metalworker Alan Mathers and a bare-metal repaint. J&L Fabricating rebuilt the gearbox, and Intrepid Racing restored or correctly replaced other items as necessary, completing a comprehensive refurbishment. On the heels of this work, the magnificent Maserati was presented at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, winning the Gran Turismo Award for the best racing car. Consequently, the spyder was honored by Sony Entertainment as its choice to represent the A6GCS model in the popular Gran Turismo video game, undergoing a series of digitally administered laser scans and measurements for precise replication for a future generation of computer-gaming racers. This impressive Works Maserati should expect a warm welcome at major concours or vintage racing events around the world. The breathtaking spyder is documented with a comprehensive report by marque historian Adolfo Orsi, a large file of period photographs, correspondence from Maserati S.p.A archivist Ermanno Cozza, and much more. A fine and highly eligible choice for almost any world-class motoring event one might want to enter, this A6GCS is one of the most recognizable and successful sports racers of the 1950s.
- 231 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster Competition 876825 $250,000 $300,000 The first-series E-Type roadster offered here was produced on 1 March 1962 and dispatched to Kjell Qvale’s British Motor Car Distributors in San Francisco, California. Upon arrival, the cream-over-black E-Type was immediately turned over to Joe Huffaker, one of the most successful race car constructors of the time, to prepare it for SCCA A-Production road racing. Once readied for the track, it was one of the first E-Types to race in North America. Competing primarily in San Francisco Region SCCA events in 1962 and 1963, drivers Frank Morrill and Merle Brennan made the white #66 a familiar sight on the podium at venues such as Laguna Seca, Cotati, and Candlestick Park. Overall victories included the June 1963 Laguna Seca SCCA Championship production car race, as well as the fourth annual RDC 4-Hour Enduro. The lithe Jaguar often held its own against the likes of Allen Grant’s 289 Cobra, Dick Guldstrand’s Corvette, and Bev Spencer’s Ferrari 250 GTO, among a host of others. The #66 E-Type proudly retains and displays its racing heritage. Its ownership from new is well-known and features a series of performance-focused owners. In 1966 the car was sold to SCCA Regional Executive Bob Bennett, and in 1968 it was purchased by well-known SCCA racer Larry Albedi, who continued to race it actively. There were two additional transfers before the current owner acquired the car in 2007. In 2011, he disassembled the racing E-Type, stripped it to bare metal, and meticulously restored it to period-correct standards, including a repaint to its original cream color. Of particular note are the new “original” wire wheels, hubs, and spare wheel and tire. The cockpit boasts two Naugahyde racing seats. The current racing engine was rebuilt in 2016 by Joe Huffaker Jr., son of the original racer modifier, and has only 80 minutes of time on it. The car also features a four-speed Moss Gear transmission and a limited-slip differential with a hard-to-find 3.77 ratio. It is track-ready (subject to normal pre-race preparations) and competed in the Monterey Reunion as recently as 2017. This remarkable racing E-Type is titled in California and could be made street-legal depending on the next owner’s desires. This E-Type’s important competition history was widely recognized when it captured the Jaguar Heritage Trust award for Best Presentation of the Featured Marque at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. It is an accomplished show car, a Jaguar class winner at the Concours d’Elegance at Serrano, and a two-time entrant at the Quail. Best of all, the #66 E-Type is documented with an extensive file of historical material, including period photos, home movies, newspaper clippings, race programs, and more. A Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate is also included. It isn’t often that a racing Jaguar of significance is made available—this is the first time this remarkable car has been offered for public sale. The fortunate purchaser will have the choice of enjoying the car on the track or on display—perhaps both. In any case, #66 E-Type is an instantly recognizable and rare Jaguar with an impressive history.
- 232 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Touring 911 360 1526 $600,000 $725,000 The RS 2.7 offered here was originally delivered new to Italy in 1973, attractively ordered in pale yellow over a black leatherette interior with Pepita cloth seat inserts and fitted with power windows. Six years later the Porsche would exchange hands and be exported to its new owner in Japan. During the car’s time Japan, it would change hands once more, and in 2004 the car was fully restored while in Japan, for which a file with restoration photos is included with the car. In November 2012 the RS was purchased by a French collector who only retained it briefly. In 2013 the current owner acquired the RS and brought it to the U.S., where he has enjoyed regularly driving it throughout Southern California, including on two 1,000-mile rallies which it completed without fault. Fastidiously maintained and presented with its owner’s manual, air compressor, spare wheel, tool kit, and jack, this ’73 RS 2.7 presents the opportunity to fully experience a bygone era of Porsche sports cars.
- 233 1950 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Roadster 670121 $275,000 $325,000 According to the Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate, this alloy-bodied XK 120 was completed on 6 February 1950 and delivered to the famed New York dealership of Max Hoffman on 23 March 1950. The Jaguar was finished in Pastel Blue paint over a two-tone blue interior with a Fawn top. Though its earliest history is unknown, it is believed to have spent most of its life in the western United States. The body and ash framework are said to be in original condition, with the current paint having been applied sometime in the 1970s. The JDHT certificate also confirms that the car is still fitted with its matching-numbers engine and gearbox. A proper alloy XK 120 is a must-own in any serious sports car collection, and this is a fine example of the Earls Court sensation.
- 234 1996 Porsche 911/993 GT2 WP0ZZZ99ZTS392126 $1,250,000 $1,400,000 Speed Yellow over Black and Yellow leather. unnamed, Germany, unnamed, Huen Sung Cho ’15, Scopus AG ’15, unnamed, MI, USA from ’17 10,407km from new. Docs and Porsche COA. via Gooding Amelia ’18 sold $1.485 mil.
- 235 2005 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo 1S9SB18185S000062 $550,000 $700,000 This Saleen S7, a Twin Turbo example built in 2005, is among the finest extant. The car was built with the optional equipment of tasteful, polished alloy wheels and a GPS navigation system. And to ensure factory condition, the car was also selected to travel in enclosed transport to its dealer. The car is just one of 19 total Saleen S7s finished in the attractive color of Lizstick Red. And to ensure the car comes with proper documentation, the owner carefully kept service records and a copy of its original window sticker. In January 2018 the car underwent a major service, including an oil and oil-filter change, flush and replenishment of the power-steering and brake fluid, replacement of spark plugs, and the replacement of ignition coils. With a little over 900 miles from new, this Saleen is yet again ready to challenge the best of European supercars.
- 236 2008 Bugatti Veyron VF9SA25C38M795081 $1,100,000 $1,300,000 The Veyron 16.4 offered here is one of just 252 coupes produced worldwide, of which only 76 were built to U.S. specification. Completed in mid-2007, the Bugatti was acquired new by the renowned Lingenfelter Collection in Brighton, Michigan. The car was finished in a combination of Black Blue Metallic and Dark Bugatti Blue with silver accents over a Havana leather interior with engine-turned metal trim. The Veyron has since remained a treasured part of the Lingenfelter Collection, where it has been exhibited with pride for over a decade. It has been actively displayed at several concours events throughout Michigan, including the Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance in 2007 and 2010, EyesOn Design in 2011, and the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s in 2012 and 2016. The Veyron was even featured in the music video for Beyoncé’s hit song “Party” featuring J. Cole. Currently, the odometer shows just 1,527 miles, and the 18,000-mile service has been performed. The car includes its original owner’s manual as well as the sales contract with Bugatti. This masterpiece of engineering and design represents the pinnacle of modern performance. Few automotive enthusiasts would argue that the Veyron wasn’t worth the wait, and all agree that it is deserving of the storied Bugatti badge.
- 237 1993 Jaguar XJ220 SAJJEAEX8AX220789 $400,000 $450,000 N/R Silverstone Green over Sand leather. This Jaguar XJ220 was produced 8 February 1993 and sold new to TRW chief Tom Walkinshaw in April of that same year, for his personal collection. It was then transferred to a collector, and for this reason was not registered until 1998. In 1998 it underwent a major overhaul that included a fuel tank replacement as recommended by the manufacturer. Another major overhaul was conducted in August 2010, and in 2011 other works were carried out, including replacement of the brakes and tires. The service file, including invoices, is included on file with the car. The previous owner participated in the 2011 Rallye de Paris. In 2011 it was sold and imported to Switzerland, where it was used very sparingly. With the last year, the car was sent to renowned XJ220 specialist Don Law who fully inspected and serviced the rare Jaguar, for approximately US$50,000, to ensure that it had been properly sorted and ready to drive. Finished in stunning Silverstone Green with Sand leather and equipped with an Alpine car radio with 16/9 GPS, this Jaguar XJ220 is in exceptional condition. A landmark model in Jaguar’s illustrious history, the XJ220 is still the company’s fastest-ever production car. As such, it remains highly collectible, being sought after by Jaguar aficionados and supercar collectors alike. Boasting gorgeous looks and tremendous performance, this beautiful XJ220 represents a wonderful opportunity to acquire one of the most significant supercars of its era. via Bonhams Goodwood ’09 Not sold UK140k & Artcurial Le Mans ’11 Not sold EURO 130k & RM Scottsdale ’19 Not sold $400k
- 238 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America B24S 1044 $1,250,000 $1,500,000 This beautifully presented example of Lancia’s classic spider displays the benefits of a well-maintained restoration conducted during the 1990s, as well as copious attention from respected marque experts. Chassis no. 1044 is believed to have been originally finished in grigio over burgundy leather and dispatched to the marque’s distributor in America, the well-known Hoffman Motorcars in New York City. Though the identity of the Aurelia’s initial purchaser is unknown, it is believed to have been owned early in its life by Lancia enthusiast Victor M. Ricci of Brooklyn, New York. By the summer of 1963, the Spider America was acquired by Eunice Griffith of Illinois. She is believed to have retained possession for the following 32 years. In 1995, after three decades of ownership by Ms. Griffith’s family, the Lancia was sold to Raymond Milo, aka Le Patron, the late Los Angeles–based dealer so renowned for his automotive expertise and joie de vivre. Milo sold the Lancia to Luciano Bertolero, a respected jeweler and collector based in Turin, Italy, and the spider was then completely restored in his workshop over the following three years. As detailed by an album of some 90 photographs, the Aurelia was treated to a comprehensive mechanical and cosmetic overhaul, the latter of which included a quality refinish in Azzuro and a re-trimming of the interior in dark blue upholstery. The car is also accompanied by an extremely rare color-matched Fontana low-roof hardtop. Following completion of the restoration in 1998, the Aurelia was sold to the Milan-based industrialist Terenzio Longoni, and he kept the spider for three years before selling it in 2001 to a well-known collector residing in Los Angeles, California. The buyer arranged for a number of upgrades before shipping the car to the United States, including the installation of a Nardi intake manifold with dual carburetors and Borrani wire wheels. The Lancia remained in Southern California for the next 14 years while enjoying a life of dedicated care among the owner’s collection of rare European sports cars. Notably, in August 2005 the spider was shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance as a display-only entry. The owner rarely drove the B24S during his period of care, but he nonetheless submitted the car to marque expert Tony Nicosia in nearby Oceanside to address various issues for utmost correctness. Over a period of a few years, Nicosia sympathetically freshened the brakes, gearbox, and electrical system, refurbished the Borrani wire wheels and metalwork, and addressed a host of minor issues. No major work was undertaken on the engine after it was tested and deemed to develop proper compression. In 2015 the Lancia was acquired by the consignor, an Aurelia enthusiast based in Europe. As attested by invoices, the current owner has invested an additional $108,000 of freshening services, including attention by the U.S.-based Lancia expert Jan Vroboril, and by Gilberto Clerici, one of Italy’s preferred marque restorers. The car was then registered in the United Kingdom. Utterly scintillating when fitted with the rakish Fontana hardtop, this breathtaking Aurelia continues to benefit from the well-maintained restoration. The stunning Lancia is one of just 181 left-hand-drive examples. Beloved for its spartan interior, sharp handling characteristics, and sensual coachwork, it would make an ideal entrant at major concours d’elegance and Italian car shows. Due to its early build date, the Aurelia is also eligible for some of the finest vintage driving events worldwide, including exclusive tours like the Mille Miglia, the Colorado Grand, and the California Mille. It would make a superlative complement to any collection, particularly suitable for roadster collectors or enthusiasts of important coachbuilt 1950s sports cars.
- 239 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 CSX3125 $1,250,000 $1,500,000 Born as a very early street-specification 427 Cobra, the 25th example built, finished in white paint with a black interior, CSX 3125 was originally shipped to Gene Hamon Ford of Texas City, Texas, and invoiced on 17 September 1965. According to the SAAC World Registry of Cobras & GT40s, its first known owner, also believed to be the original owner, was Ron Lambeth of Dallas, Texas. Shortly after acquiring the car, perhaps because he couldn’t acquire one of the full competition-specification 427 Cobras, Lambeth proceeded to convert CSX 3125 to SCCA A-Production specifications, widening the original sunburst wheels, fitting larger brakes, competition windscreen, a roll bar, and side pipes, as well as fitting a 36-gallon fuel tank and aluminum cylinder heads, all sourced directly from Shelby. It appeared with Lambeth at the wheel at a number of regional races during the 1966 and 1967 seasons. Lambeth was clearly quite successful in CSX 3125, qualifying for the American Road Race of Champions held at Daytona in 1967. Moving northeast with its next owner, the well-known racing driver John Paul Sr. of Burlington, Massachusetts, CSX 3125 continued to race in SCCA events very successfully, and Paul placed 1st in the Northeast division in both 1968 and 1969. Deciding to sell the car after the 1969 season, Paul’s for-sale advertisement clearly listed the car’s accomplishments and specification at the time: 427 Cobra. 1969 Northeast Division Champion, ’68 Area 1 Champion, 11 wins, 2 seconds in 15 starts last two seasons, all legal options, reinforced suspension, bronze bushings, big brakes, close-ratio transmission, fuel cell, rain tires and wheels, Aeroquip lines, etc. The Cobra remained unsold through early 1970, at which point the drivetrain and chassis were refreshed and the car was repainted. Afterwards, CSX 3125 was sold to Sylvia Smith of South Burlington, Vermont, purchased through her driver, Paul Chroinere, trading a road-specification 427 Cobra (CSX 3309) in the process. CSX 3125 returned to the track for the 1971 season, qualifying again for the American Road Race of Champions that year held at Road Atlanta. The Cobra arrived with a fresh engine built by Gus Zuidema and raced to an 8th in Class and 14th overall finish, making it the highest-finishing A-Production Cobra that year. Importantly, photographs of the car racing in period are included in the car’s history file. Ending its period racing career on a high note, CSX 3125 was offered for sale in early 1972 but would remain with Smith until 1974, when it was purchased by Peter Sheridan of London, England, and shipped across the pond, where it was registered RRB 500 and recommissioned for street use. It remained in the UK until 1980, when it was sold to Rolf Saxer of Switzerland, who retained the car for the next sixteen years. Sold to Bertold Theussen of Xanten, Germany, in 1996, a full restoration of CSX 3125 was commissioned, with work commencing in 1997. Upon stripping the paint, both its blue-with-white-stripe paintwork, the colors it raced in, and the original white were found underneath. Furthermore, at that time it was confirmed that the car retained its original chassis, body, engine, transmission, and interior. The car remained in this configuration until it was purchased by Mr. Fonvielle in 2005. At that point the car was sent to a well-regarded Cobra specialist for restoration and returned to its as-raced specification, finished in blue with white stripes. It was found to be in supremely original condition, as many of its original parts as possible were retained during the restoration, and whatever parts needed replacing were kept. At this time the engine block was replaced with a correct side-oiler block, as the original block was too worn out to be restored. Its original seats and interior with incredible, well-preserved patina were retained. Furthermore, the car comes with its original owner’s manual, still boasting handwritten notes listing the racing-specific components sourced for the car via Lew Spencer at Shelby (even including Spencer’s direct number at Shelby American) when new, as well as a set of original bumpers, wheels, its original aluminum cylinder heads (new aluminum heads were fitted during the restoration to preserve the originals), its original widened sunburst wheels, original brake calipers, and other spares. Boasting a fascinating period competition history to its name and now restored to as-raced specifications and livery, finding a 427 Cobra in such good condition can be difficult, especially one that has been raced so successfully when new. What is even more impressive is that while numerous Cobras that were raced often endured crashes and heavy modifications, this car achieved impressive results on the track, was driven on the street, enjoyed in vintage racing, and managed to escape such trauma. It remains as it did in period, unlike many of its peers. After a recent drive, an RM Sotheby’s Specialist commented that this car is beautifully restored and an absolute blast to drive in all regards, perfectly dialed in and ready to enjoy. CSX 3125 would certainly stand out in any collection of sports and racing cars as a car that was used and enjoyed just as its namesake intended.
- 240 1969 Lamborghini Islero S 6531 $275,000 $300,000 N/R This beautiful Islero, chassis number 6531, is documented by Lamborghini Islero historian Louis Herrin as having been sold new by Garages Foitek, the official Swiss Lamborghini distributor in Zurich. Originally intended to be finished in Verde P over Bordeaux, it was changed to meet the original customer order of red over a light-colored interior. It was the 179th of the total 225 Isleros built and the 54th example built to the high-performance S specification. The car was completed and released to Foitek on 25 July 1969 and sold later that year to another Swiss retail Lamborghini agent, Garage W. Ruf AG. The car remained in Switzerland until 1989, when prominent collector Craig Davis found it for sale and traded his Rolls-Royce for it. Showing only 25,000 original kilometers when purchased, the Lamborghini was enjoyed by Mr. Davis at his Swiss home for a decade and then imported to the U.S. and brought to his home in Atherton, California. It was sold to Paul Forbes of Newport Beach not long after its arrival in the U.S., next passing to Ray Grimm of Rancho, Santa Fe. Mr. Grimm had the car undergo a comprehensive cosmetic restoration by California Lamborghini specialist Gary Bobileff. Following a brief intervening owner in Arizona and another short-term owner in Mr. Bobileff’s company, it was acquired by a collector in Japan, who enjoyed it until recently and continued the work at Bobileff Motorcars. This included a complete rebuild of the matching-numbers engine, gearbox, and rear axle assembly, as well as the brakes and suspension, all completed in 2010. Then, in August of 2015, the car was acquired by its current owner. The Islero remains in beautiful overall condition. It prominently carries the original Marazzi production sequence tag of 25179 in the engine compartment, confirming—in addition to the chassis plate, chassis stamping, and data tag on the dashboard—the car’s origin and full identity. It is also offered with an original sales brochure, an owner’s manual, and records for the aforementioned Bobileff mechanical refurbishment. As the ultimate development of Ferrucio Lamborghini’s original 2+2 supercar, the Islero is more than capable of providing drivers and passengers with an authentic Lamborghini experience.
- 241 1985 Ferrari 288GTO 55237 $2,550,000 $2,800,000 The example offered here, chassis 55237, was the 137th Ferrari 288 GTO built and was fitted from the factory with air-conditioning, power windows, red seat inserts, and the optional Ansa sport exhaust, as noted in Joe Sackey’s definitive work The Book of the 288 GTO. According to said book, only a handful of 288s were originally equipped with the sport exhaust, and fewer yet with optional air-conditioning and power windows. On 10 April 1985, it became the very first example of its kind officially imported into Japan, by official Ferrari importer Cornes & Company. The original owner was someone very prominent in Ferrari circles, Yoshiho Matsuda. One of the world’s foremost automobile collectors, Mr. Matsuda was particularly noted for what was, at the time, the world’s finest and most complete Ferrari collection, housing some of the marque’s most valuable and significant automobiles, including a trio of 250 GTOs, in his museum-like setting. Mr. Matsuda registered this car for the road and used it regularly on local streets in Japan, undoubtedly garnering significant attention. The car remained in his collection for a remarkable quarter of a century, a testament to the 288 GTO’s impressive driving dynamics. By the time it left his ownership in 2010, it had accumulated just 9,500 km from new. Just prior to its sale that year, the car had received a major service, including a replacement of the timing belts, at a cost of over ¥2,000,000, ensuring that it was ready for its next owner. Following its Matsuda ownership, chassis no. 55237 remained in Japan until its importation to the U.S. in 2015. The following year it was acquired by a new owner for his own esteemed stable. It was acquired by its most recent former owner shortly thereafter, in whose fastidious ownership it had only been driven about 3,000 km since leaving Japan. The GTO was acquired by the current owner in 2018 and then properly serviced to ensure the car runs and drives as expected of Ferrari’s first supercar. Importantly, it is accompanied by a history file that, by 288 GTO standards, is remarkably detailed and complete, including the original Japanese importation forms, registration documents, and service receipts, as well as the original tool set, jack, and spare keys. The GTO, now heralded as the first of Ferrari’s incredible series of supercars, was robbed of its chance to earn its name through the crucible of motorsport. However, it has more than lived up to its predecessor’s reputation as a fabulous driving machine. The 288 has become a staple in many of the world’s greatest collections of Ferraris, just as this fine example was for Yoshiho Matsuda. Exceedingly rare even when compared to its contemporary brethren, the 288 GTO is a must-have for any discerning collector. As such, high-quality examples are becoming more and more difficult to acquire and command a significant premium over fair examples. This GTO has proven itself worthy of the finest Ferrari collections on the planet, and it will undoubtedly continue to do so for its next caretaker.
- 242 1964 Maserati 5000GT Michelotti Coupe AM103*016 $700,000 $850,000 Grigio over Nero leather. Ordered by Briggs Cunningham, USA (1), bespoke bodywork by Michelotti fitted, Oliver Kuttner (2?), restored, unknown, Alfredo Brener ’98, via RM Monterey ’17 sold $1.017 mil. to vendor. Good driver condition. Correct and authentic. 66,693 miles from new. Unique. The car’s restoration now bears considerable patina of its finishes and would benefit from cosmetic freshening. The interior, however, is in quite good condition, and appears correct, original, and authentic, as do the physical engine and chassis number stampings, as well as the accompanying serial number tags. Accompanying the car is the original spare chrome wire wheel mounted in the trunk.
- 243 1972 Ferrari 365GTB/4 15569 $725,000 $775,000 According to an original sales invoice, chassis number 15569 was sold by Luigi Chinetti Motors in July 1973 to H. Verby of the Verby Equipment Company in Hewlett Harbor, New York, who traded in his 365 GT 2+2. Ensuing maintenance invoices from Chinetti Motors indicate that Mr. Verby continued to service his Ferrari at the renowned Greenwich importer, with records extending to 1976, at which time the odometer displayed 15,315 miles. As of October 2002, the Daytona was still registered in Mr. Verby’s name, indicating that the original owner retained possession for close to 30 years. The beautiful car was sparingly used over the interim, as it still displayed just 27,000 miles when it was acquired by a New Jersey–based dealer of fine Ferraris the following month. It was purchased in March 2003 by a Rhode Island collector, trading hands at least once more before being acquired in mid-2007 by Lawrence Simon of Shawnee, Pennsylvania. Recognizing that the fabulously preserved Daytona had essentially never been presented among the growing Ferrari collectors niche, Mr. Simon submitted the car for judging at the Ferrari Club of America’s International Meet at Corning, New York, in August 2007, where it won a Platinum Award. Further 2007 events included the La Belle Macchine d’Italia (where the car received 2nd place), the FCA Nationals at Watkins Glen (another Platinum Award), and the Newport Concours d’Elegance (3rd place). The following year 15569 was presented at the 2008 Cavallino Classic, where it garnered a third Platinum Award, as well as an honorable mention in the Preservation Class. During this period of care, Mr. Simon drove the car sparingly and tended to its minimal needs, which included adding new synchros and refurbishing the lovely Borrani wire wheels. The car later exchanged hands in August of 2008, where it was subsequently acquired by a collector in California. When evaluated by the well-known specialists at Black Horse Motors of Los Angeles in late 2013, the car still displayed just 28,800 original miles. All interior cosmetics and engine-bay equipment were deemed to be original to the car, with Black Horse noting that “the matching-numbers engine continued to develop proper compression, and the transaxle shifted smoothly.” Overall, the Daytona was judged to be “very well taken care of” and in “great condition.” In March 2014 the Daytona was acquired by its current custodian. This stupendous example of Leonardo Fioravanti’s shark-nosed berlinetta has earned premiere accolades for authenticity and beauty, and it remains highly original, just as Luigi Chinetti delivered it in 1973. Chassis number 15569 is accompanied by its original factory manuals and tools, as well as period documentation from Chinetti Motors. It offers a rare opportunity to acquire a near-time-capsule 365 GTB/4 that has been sympathetically preserved, modestly driven, and well maintained its entire life. Other than having been repainted in its original shade of Rosso Ferrari, chassis number 15569 remains largely original.
- 244 1962 Ferrari 196SP 806 $8,000,000 $10,000,000 2nd of 2 248SPs, Sebring 12 Hours ’62 (NART entry) #36 Fulp/ Ryan 13th, 268 engine fitted, Nurburgring 1000km ’62 #93 Rodriguez/ Rodriguez DNF, 196SP engine fitted, via Chinetti to Doug Thiem, WI, USA (1), USRRC National Daytona ’63 Thiem 5th, Elkhart Lake June Sprints ’63 Thiem 2nd IC, USRRC Pensacola ’63 Thiem 3rd, Road America 500 ’63 Thiem 4th IC, Bob Grossman (2), Nassau Speed Week ’63 #90 Grossman 7th and 15th, Tibor Szaba von Imrey, NY (3), Lime Rock ’64, Vineland ’64, Watkins Glen ’64, Players 200 ’64 13th, various, Kirk F. White, Luigi Chinetti, Pierre Bardinon, France, Fabrizio Violati, Italy ’84, Rob Walton ’99. Dyke Ridgley, Scott Taylor, and Skip McCabe then performed a complete mechanical and cosmetic restoration to its original 1962 Works configuration. With a few modern racing adjustments, including new fuel cells installed within the original tanks, the Dino then took to the track in historic racing events. Maintained by the current owner’s staff for the last 15 years, 0806 remains largely “on the button.” With proper preparation, the car is ready to be driven in vintage racing and concours events, where it is highly eligible. Its most recent concours showing was at the 2010 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, where it was awarded Best in Class for Racecars from 1956–1964. It is also worth noting that chassis number 0806 is accompanied by a large history file comprised of documents from throughout its life. The car has also recently undergone a thorough inspection by a Ferrari Classiche representative. For additional details, please contact an RM representative.
- 245 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Brewster Playboy Roadster S162PM $250,000 $325,000 Chassis number S162PM is one of thirteen Springfield-built Phantom I Rolls-Royces to carry the Playboy roadster body, in this case installed in 1933 for the car’s second owner, Sonya Levien Hovey. Mrs. Hovey was a prominent Hollywood screenwriter from the 1920s through to the 1950s, receiving an Academy Award for Best Screenplay in 1955. The ownership cards for this car, held by the Rolls-Royce Foundation and copies of which are on file, record Mrs. Hovey’s home as 1001 N. Rexford Drive in Beverly Hills and her business address as Fox Studio. The Playboy was acquired from Mrs. Hovey by Warner Brothers Studios and had its bodywork restyled with more modern skirted fenders and lowered headlights. In this form, it would appear over the passing years in several films, most prominently the classic 1955 motion picture Giant alongside legendary actor James Dean, and the 1965 film Inside Daisy Clover, in which it was driven by Robert Redford. When Warner Brothers dispersed most of their fleet of prop vehicles in 1970, the Phantom I was sold to Hal Blaine, himself a renowned drummer and session musician who has played drums on more top-selling records than anyone in the rock-and-roll era (including over 40 number one hits). Mr. Blaine had the car restored and, over the years, displayed in various Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club events in Southern California. It was also driven in several Santa Claus Lane parades in Hollywood, carrying such luminaries as Glen Campbell and the cast of The Partridge Family. The car was featured on the cover of Al Wilson’s hit album Show and Tell and on the cover of the book Cars: The Old Classics by Andrew Whyte, copies of which both accompany the car. The Rolls-Royce was regularly toured by its next owner, William McClenahan, and later spent many years on display in Art Astor’s famous collection in Anaheim, California. Following its sale from the Astor Collection, it was restored to its authentic 1933 appearance by renowned specialist Steve Litton, including copies of original, correct Brewster fenders and a concours-quality, bare-metal repaint in black cellulose. The paintwork contrasts beautifully with the buttoned maroon upholstery, which is similarly in lightly worn but comfortable condition, and with the dark maroon wire wheels shod in wide whitewall tires for the right burst of light color. The Phantom I was subsequently acquired by the current owner in 2015. As pre-war Rolls-Royce cars go, this is certainly one of the most exciting of its era and boasts a rich California provenance, including some of the great names in Hollywood. Much like its past owners, this example remains an absolute star! via RM Astor ’08 sold $319k, via Gooding Pebble ’13 sold $341k & RM Monterey ’15 sold $302k
- 246 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Roadster 188.015.5500005 $800,000 $1,000,000 A very early production example, this roadster sports body no. 00001 and is thought to possibly be the first production 300 Sc. As originally specified, the roadster was finished in white (DB 50) over a Cream (1060) leather interior and fitted with a black convertible top. It was dispatched on 23 January 1956, and like many of the desirable roadsters at the time, it was slated for the renowned Mercedes-Benz distributor Max Hoffman in New York. For many years it was owned by Mercedes-Benz collector John Olson, who drove the car over 80,000 miles, including on several cross-country road trips. Olson bought it from Harry Woodnorth, who worked for Max Hoffman in the 1950s. After ten years of enjoyment, Olson sold the 300 Sc to Daniel Peterkin, CEO of Morton Salt Company. Peterkin bought it because he had owned another 300 Sc from new and always regretted selling it. The current owner acquired the car from film executive John Calley, who kept it at his home on Vancouver Island. Calley was president of Sony Pictures Entertainment and was also a passionate car collector who owned some incredible cars over the years. During Calley’s approximate ten-year ownership, it was maintained by marque expert Rudi Koniczek, very well-known for his work on Mercedes-Benz of the era. The roadster was stripped to bare metal and repainted to its current color during Calley’s tenure, and the body was found to be in excellent condition. Eurostar Auto Service of Calgary replaced the clutch for the current owner in 2012, and more recently in 2018, Coachwerks Restoration of Victoria, B.C., went through all mechanical aspects of the car, making sure everything was in sound working order. Work included rebuilding the fuel pump, recoating the inside of the fuel tank, rebuilding the generator, and adjusting the timing, among much more. The engine is noted to run well, and every mechanical aspect was inspected and repaired as necessary for an optimal driving experience. Attractively finished in Dark Red (DB 542), this is a very well-sorted and extremely rare 300 Sc roadster.
- 247 2005 Porsche Carrera GT WP0CA29895L001510 $1,200,000 $1,500,000 N/R Citing stringent standards in the U.S., Porsche planned to close out production of the Carrera GT in 2006. Before doing so, the automaker opened up the CGT to more factory customization. The paint-to-sample Arancio Boreallis example offered here is perhaps the most extreme expression of what Porsche could offer, both in terms of its performance and its eye-catching color. The car’s attention-grabbing exterior is paired with a Dark Grey leather interior. As originally ordered, the car was outfitted with $36,960 in exclusive options—$23,500 of which was for the unique color. Even the brake calipers were ordered in black for an additional $8,460. Other optional equipment includes carbon-fiber trim on its steering wheel, handbrake, and gear lever. Its factory-fitted matching Dark Grey luggage set has been retained and will be included with the sale. The orange Carrera GT was built in September 2005 toward the end of production for the American market and delivered new to legendary Porsche retailer Stoddard Imports in Willoughby, Ohio. The sports car has covered just 265 miles since. A major service to the tune of $25,000 was recently performed at Niello Porsche. The Carrera GT is offered with its factory window sticker and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. As electrification trickles from the 918 into the rest of the Porsche lineup, the Carrera GT stands apart as a reminder of the company’s audacious, not-too-distant past—especially in unique paint-to-sample Metallic Orange.
- 248 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Barker Laundalette 25EB $700,000 $900,000 According to copies of its build sheets, Silver Ghost chassis number 25EB was recorded as being “on test” on 28 January 1914 and was then delivered to Barker of London to be fitted with its open-drive limousine coachwork. The design of this body was in many ways typical of formal cars of the period, with a high roofline featuring large windows around the rear compartment, as well as a sliding division window twixt the enclosed passengers and the chauffeur in the open. Barker gave the design its own flair, however, with a carriage-style curved molding running through the front doors, which themselves are curved up into the cowl. These touches lighten the appearance of the car and give it a distinctive grace. The completed Silver Ghost was delivered to its original British owner, D.E. Cameron Rose, on 28 May 1914 and registered as LL 4138. It remained in the UK not long, however, as it was subsequently acquired and imported to New York by Robert W. Schuette, the U.S. Rolls-Royce distributor at the time and, conveniently, also the American agent for Barker. Schuette subsequently sold the Rolls to Helen Brice of New York City. An East 80th Street neighbor to the Carnegies, Helen Brice was the fortunate daughter of Calvin S. Brice, who had built dual fortunes in the ultimate industries of his era, railroads and banking, and then profitably sold out to “Commodore” Vanderbilt. The vast sums collected from this venture afforded the Brices a lifestyle among the finest East Coast families of the era. Miss Brice used her Silver Ghost on a regular basis until early 1934, at which point she and her chauffeur, Francis Cox, came to the conclusion that it was advisable to trade it in for a more modern automobile. A slightly used 1932 Lincoln was seen as a suitable replacement, and the Ghost was traded in at the dealer at 1710 Broadway. Mr. Cox was apparently sentimental about the car, however, and in a moment of rare foresight wrote a letter to “Mr. Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan,” suggesting that the Silver Ghost, as an elegant example of original coachwork on a great chassis, would be appropriate for Ford’s new museum. Apparently Mr. Ford agreed. Shortly thereafter, Cox received a letter back from Ford’s representative, Frank Campsall, notifying him that “we have arranged to have this car forwarded to Dearborn for our museum.” Photographs on file show the car prior to its shipment from New Jersey to Michigan, still wearing its 1934 New York registration plates, to join one of America’s great early collections. The Silver Ghost was put on display at what was then known as the Edison Institute, later to become the Henry Ford Museum, and remained on display there until 1971. At that point, it was deaccessioned and sold to Bernard Paul Moser, a well-known collector and enthusiast from Solvang, California. In keeping with its history of long-term ownerships, it remained with Mr. Moser until his passing in May 1992, then sold the following year to Chris Lambert. The car next passed to DeNean Stafford III and then to British enthusiast Jonathan Proctor, in whose ownership the body was refinished in Burgundy. It then returned to the U.S. and was sold to the late Richard Solove, who commissioned Steve Littin’s renowned Vintage and Auto Rebuilds of Chardon, Ohio, to restore the car between 2004 and 2005. It was the first—and remains, thus far, the only—comprehensive restoration that the Silver Ghost ever had. The car is documented in John Faisal’s The Edwardian Rolls-Royce and is depicted on display at the Henry Ford Museum in John Webb de Campi’s Rolls-Royce in America. In addition, it is offered with a detailed file that includes the aforementioned build-card copies, documentation from the Henry Ford Museum, and receipts for gentle, professional mechanical servicing and sorting from its present ownership. Few Silver Ghosts remain with their original coachwork on the original chassis. Fewer still have been so looked-after, since very early in their lives, as to survive with so many of their factory-original components intact that only sympathetic restoration is required. Helen Brice’s car is one of those, a wonderfully “pure” Silver Ghost.
- 249 1969 Ferrari 365GTS 12163 $2,250,000 $2,750,000 Built and completed by the factory in December 1968, chassis no. 12163 was the first of the 20 production 365 GTSs completed. More so, it was the only example finished in Avorio Le Tetrarch with Nero leather interior, as well as the only one with script Pininfarina badges. The car was first imported to Belgium by the renowned Garage Francorchamps SA of Brussels. The following year, the car was exhibited on their stand at the Brussels Motor Show from 15–26 January. Afterwards it was sold to its original owner, fish dealer Jean Leveke of Oostend, a longtime and well-established Garage Francorchamps client who, over his lifetime, would own some 20 different Ferraris. A front over-rider bar was installed in this era to comply with Belgian motor vehicle safety requirements and remains in place to this day. Later in 1975 the car was sold back to its original owner, a Swiss banker, then in 1984 to Dietmar, a German resident of Geneva. Völker had the car refinished in red with a black interior and drove it on Swiss dealer plates GE 1406-U. He subsequently advertised it for sale later that year with 68,000 km before selling it in 1986 to Jean-Claude Caveng. The car would remain in the Caveng family for over a dozen years before finding its next owner, Pierre Ehret of Starnberg, Germany, in December 1998. It exchanged hands in 2001 to Dr. Wolf Zweifler of Munich. The Ferrari would eventually find its way to the care of Joe Leweck. In this ownership, the car has received a comprehensive photo-documented restoration by Joe Leweck of Bayberry Vintage Autos over the course of 16 months and at a cost of $500,000. The 365 GTS was returned to its enthralling original Brussels Motor Show color scheme of Avorio over Nero. The car also features a rare factory hardtop, correct Campagnolo alloy wheels, virtually irreplaceable original sun visors, and a correct tool roll, jack, and spare. The original engine having been damaged warranted a correct replacement. As such, the car was equipped with a correct 320 hp 365 GTS engine built by the Ferrari Classiche workshops in Maranello, and in keeping with the authenticity of the car, all drivetrain components are original aside from the Classiche-sourced engine. Accompanying the car are an extensive variety of original documents and supplements, with items such as the original owner’s manual in the original leather pouch, followed by an original factory parts/repair manual, a complete original tool roll with all original tools, as well as a jack and accessories, including an original period-correct Ferrari key ring with original keys. More so, the car includes correspondence with Jacques Swaters relating to this car, factory build sheets, and ownership history provided by marque historian Marcel Massini. Possibly the finest 365 GTS offered today, this very special Ferrari exudes an impressive restoration, exceedingly correct original specifications, and all the best equipment. It is a car for which no excuses need be made—an absolute must for Ferrari collectors worldwide.
- 250 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster 198.042.7500603 $1,200,000 $1,400,000 This 300 SL roadster is an early U.S. model that was dispatched to the Mercedes-Benz distributor at the time, the Studebaker-Packard Corporation, bound for San Francisco, according to its factory data card. Originally black with red interior, today it is very attractively finished in Medium Red (DB 516) with a tan interior. Importantly, the engine number matches the build sheet, while the correct body-number stamping is visible on the firewall. After an early life presumed to have been spent on the West Coast, the 300 SL was restored in 2000 to concours standards while in the care of its previous owner, Chuck Mountain. Mountain was an owner and former engineer at Kar Kraft Engineering and was highly involved in many of Ford’s successful factory racing efforts during the 1960s and 1970s. He hired an employee from Mercedes-Benz Classic Center to help restore his SL, and most of the work was done in his facility with parts purchased from Paul Russell & Co. Once the restoration was complete, the 300 SL was driven only a few hundred miles. Looking for a great touring car for events, the current owner of this 300 SL roadster purchased it in 2015 and has thoroughly enjoyed driving it over the last few years. Canepa Design spent over 250 hours on the car, addressing mechanical servicing and cosmetic detailing, prior to his purchase. Upon acquisition, the current owner successfully participated in the 2015 California Mille, after which the 300 SL returned to Canepa for further sorting. In 2016 he completed the California Mille once again, proving what a great choice this 300 SL roadster is for long-distance events. Earlier this year, the roadster was sent to Virtuoso Performance of Hayward, California, for a no-expense-spared service and mechanical overview. The ignition, timing, braking, and fuel-delivery systems were all attended to as needed, ensuring this 300 SL drives as well as it looks. A two-piece set of fitted luggage for the trunk is included, as well as a tool roll and several binders of extensive service history and photos. The recipient of proactive servicing and regular event use in recent years, this 300 SL shines as a first-year example of the venerated 300 SL roadster model. It should provide many more top-down motoring adventures for its next caretaker.
- 251 2005 Ford GT 1FAFP90S15Y401180 $275,000 $325,000 The Centennial White Ford GT offered here is a particularly clean, low-mileage, well-cared-for example. It is equipped with all four factory options, including grey-painted brake calipers, a full complement of blue racing stripes, attractive lightweight forged BBS wheels, and the upgraded McIntosh sound system. Powered by the requisite 5.4-liter aluminum supercharged V-8 with dry-sump lubrication system and backed by a six-speed manual Ricardo transmission, the car can sprint to 60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds and achieve a top speed of 205 mph. With braking and handling performance to match, this GT is without question one of the finest American sports cars of the last 50 years. Some 15 years after its introduction, the Ford GT remains an exciting, high-performance homage to Ford’s legendary motorsport history. The rarity and collectability of these cars is ever-increasing due to the extremely limited production numbers. With the latest-generation GT being recently released, demand for the second-generation cars is on the rise. Low-mileage, beautifully cared-for examples are in high demand. The example offered here is surely one of the best you’ll ever have the chance to own, and it demands serious consideration from any sports car collector or motorsport enthusiast. Included with the sale are copies of MSO and Ford Motor Company dealer sheets, Certificate of Authenticity, window sticker, service records, and record that the airbag recall work has been performed.
- 252 1965 Ford GT40 Roadster GT/108 $7,000,000 $9,000,000 1 of 5 Roadster Prototypes. Shipped to Carroll Shelby, USA, used for exhibition and promotional purposes, Kar Kraft, used as a test car for the J and X series, George Sawyer (1), freshened for road use, rebuilt 289-cubic-inch engine and a ZF transaxle installed, Harley Cluxton, AZ (2), John Robertson, MT (3), via Harley Cluxton to Tom Congleton, KS (4), unnamed, WA (5), via RM Monterey ’14s sold $6.9 mil. to vendor (6). Acquired then by the consignor, GT/108 has continued to benefit from dedicated care as needed while being exhibited at prestigious events like the 2017 Quail Motorsports Gathering and again at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2018. Ideal for further concours display or vintage event use, this important prototype roadster claims rarity and historical connections with several racing luminaries. It would crown most any sports car collection, offering an indelible component of the GT40 legend for Ford connoisseurs and Le Mans enthusiasts alike.
- 253 1995 Ferrari F512M 104065 $325,000 $375,000 This F512 M, chassis no. 104065, was the 74th of the 75 numbered units built for the U.S. market and the last such example by chassis number. The car was completed by Ferrari in late 1995, finished in Rosso Corsa over Nero, and optioned with a radio and attractive modular Speedline wheels. The car was delivered to official Ferrari dealer Algar Enterprises in Rosemont, Pennsylvania, in early 1996. Shortly thereafter, the F512 was acquired by its first owner, Terence Schroeder of Bernardsville, New Jersey. Mr. Schroeder kept the car for the ensuing two decades before it was sold to Motorcar Gallery in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. It was acquired by the current vendor earlier this year with only 25,928 original miles showing on the odometer. The F512 M was then sent to Milestone Motorcars in Boyton Beach, Florida, for a comprehensive service, including the all-important engine-out belt replacement, ensuring the car will be fully dialed in and ready to be enjoyed by its next owner. A detailed record of the extensive service, to the tune of approximately $30,000, is included with the car’s file. Furthermore, the car includes a set of correct owner’s manuals in their leather folio, as well as a correct tool set. With more and more technology being added to today’s supercars, analog examples have become increasingly desirable among collectors, and this Ferrari F512 M is no exception. Presented in the traditional Ferrari colors and being the penultimate of only 75 imported to the U.S., this well-maintained, single-owner example offers an opportunity that cannot be missed for the next owner to enjoy the last and best mid-engine 12-cylinder Ferrari produced.
- 254 1966 Ferrari 275GTB 8603 $2,200,000 $2,400,000 Rosso Rubino (160-R-12) over Nero (VM 8500) leather. Long nose, torque tube. via Chinetti to Mr. Cochran, CA, USA (1), unknown, later with Don Blenderman, OK, Michael McCafferty, CA ’77, Charles H. Reid, TX ’80, redone in Giallo, Dr. Robert Bodin, MN, redone in original livery, Rodolfo Junca de la Vega II, CA ’90s, Japan from ’90s to ’10s, via RM Scottsdale ’15 $2.75 mil. to unnamed, via RM Amelia ’18 sold $2.205 mil. to vendor, freshly serviced. Matching numbers. Massini report. More recently, chassis no. 08603 was repainted in its original Rosso Rubino, and the car received a full engine-bay detail and refinishing to bring the car to a greater level of factory correctness. A number of new components were fitted to facilitate this, including a new washer bag, correct airbox and labels for the heater and radiator hoses, as well as factory-correct bolts, nuts, and fasteners where necessary. Invoices for this work are on file. Furthermore, the car is accompanied by a tool roll and a set of owner’s manuals.
- 255 1996 Vector M12 1V9MB1228T1048005 $250,000 $300,000 Just 17 M12s were ultimately built, only 14 of which were considered full production models. The car offered here is the fifth built and is the only one painted in this distinct purple hue. Showing just 6,000 miles, the M12 has been sparingly driven and is ready to be enjoyed again. With the relative ease of maintaining its series-production engine, the M12 represents a unique opportunity to acquire a highly drivable and intriguing slice of supercar history.
- 256 1952 Ferrari 225S Vignale Spider 0214ED $4,000,000 $5,000,000 Chassis number 0214 ED was the tenth of twelve 225 Sport chassis fitted with spider bodywork by Vignale and features three distinctive oval portholes on the front fenders. The car was completed by the factory in July 1952 and, following road-testing, was sold to the original Italian owner, Giovanni or Giacomo Caprara. Caprara loaned the car to the Irish publisher William Robert “Bobbie” Baird. It was refinished in green, appropriately, and fitted with the Irish dealer registration plates 165 XI; in this form it is pictured in Anthony Pritchard’s book Ferrari V12 Sports Cars 1946-1956 (p. 25). On loan from Baird, the car was raced at the Daily Mail International Trophy at Boreham by the great Roy Salvadori, who would later go on to achieve fame as an Aston Martin Works driver and 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, finishing 4th overall and 2nd in Class with race #36. Driven by Baird, the car finished 1st in Class at the Craigantlet Hillclimb, and, by Baird and Salvadori, 3rd overall and 3rd in Class in the I BARC News of the World Goodwood 9 Hours, wearing #19. Baird again loaned the car to Salvadori in October 1952 for the Charterhall International race, finishing 3rd overall with #17. At the end of 1952 the car was sold via the Ferrari factory to Milanese Alfa Romeo dealer Giuseppe Viannini, who resold it to Carlos Lostaló of Argentina. Registered on Argentinean registration 119-687P, the car was driven by Lostaló at the Grand Premio Ciudad de Buenos Aires in February 1953, finishing 5th overall. Soon thereafter he drove it in the Premio Verano at the Autodromo Eva Peron, finishing 7th overall, then in June at the Grand Prix Governador Carlos Evans at Mendoza, finishing 1st overall as #4. In late 1953 the car changed hands again, this time to Horacio Durado, a Bolivian living in Buenos Aires, whose record with the car was considerably less fortunate. He and co-driver Pedro Suarez wrecked the car during their first-ever event, a race held between Buenos Aires and Mar de Plata. Durado paid off the car regardless by the end of 1954, but its racing history did not pick up again until 1967, when it was raced at Buenos Aires by Carlos Secchi Murro; a year later Murro raced the car again, this time with a Chevrolet engine. In the 1970s the car was discovered by Guillermo Vago, who sold it to Lorenzo Barra of Buenos Aires. It remained in the city, passing in 1980 to Luciano Bollaert, who commissioned its restoration in 1986 by Mirabella Racing Srl of Brescia, Italy. Following restoration, the car was pictured in Marcel Massini’s book Ferrari by Vignale (p. 134) and driven by Bollaert in the 1986, 1987, and 1988 editions of the Mille Miglia. In 1989 the car was acquired by Lynn Larson of Lincoln, Nebraska, in time to be yet again driven in the Mille Miglia, now with engine number 0198 ET, fitted by Pierre De Siebenthal of Lausanne. Larson also drove the car at the Monterey Historics in 1994 and in the Colorado Grand that same year. After several years of enjoyment by the Larsons, the Ferrari was sold in 1995 to respected collector Scott Rosen of Bedford Hills, New York, for whom it was restored mechanically by Peter Markowski with bodywork by Classic Coach. Not long after the restoration, it was acquired in 1997 by the present owner and has now remained in their collection for over two decades. The restoration is still largely well preserved, with inspection showing that the paint is in very good condition, while the leather interior remains virtually new, facing a beautiful wooden steering wheel and crisp, clear Jaeger gauges, the odometer reflecting only 81 kilometers. The car currently bears engine number 0225 EL, though is still fitted with its original gearbox no. 142 E and, significantly, is accompanied by its original block 0214 ED with internal number 31, offering an exciting opportunity for a new owner wishing to return it to the car. The car has recently undergone a thorough inspection by a Ferrari Classiche representative. For additional details, please refer to an RM Sotheby’s representative. Significantly, this Ferrari is eligible for an unusually wide roster of events, as the 225 is one of only a very small group of Ferrari models that are eligible for all the major international historic racing events: the Tour Auto, Le Mans Classic, the Mille Miglia, and the Monaco Grand Prix Historique. This is, of course, in addition to the roster of North American events such as the Colorado Grand, Copperstate 1000, and the California Mille, for which this beautiful spider would be a robust and thrilling competitor. A great rarity with fascinating, successful history, this car would be a significant addition to any collection of competition-oriented Ferraris as a superb example of the Colombo V-12 and of Vignale’s subtle brilliance.
- 257 1967 Jaguar Pirana 1E50590 $400,000 $600,000 N/R In May 1967 the first lump of clay was sculpted. Bertone and his chief stylist, Marcello Gandini, were the only ones with the keys to the styling studio for this project. Their aim was to create a car that had the look of “controlled speed” with a long, sleek hood and plenty of slope to the rear. It went from small model to wooden buck to a finished car in record time—just five months. The Bertone-Jaguar Pirana was ready in time for its debut at the 1967 Earls Court Motor Show. Not only was the Pirana the star of London’s motor show, but it also was showcased in Turin, Montreal, and New York. It has been suggested that the creation’s unique spelling was the result of other cars carrying the Piranha name. But when the coupe was showcased at the 2012 Concorso Italiano in Monterey, Lilli Bertone explained that leaving the h off the name was an aesthetic choice by her late husband. While the Pirana’s design was Italian, the car was fronted by British pride. Thus, it was also used to showcase some of the latest U.K. technologies. Smiths provided a special air-conditioning system that supplied cold air through an overhead console. They also provided the AM/FM radio that worked in conjunction with a cassette tape player in the center console—available for everything from playing music to a dictation machine for the executive on the go. The glass was Triplex, showing off their heat-absorbing tint, safety lamination, and specially integrated defroster in the front and rear. And of course the perforated leather for the dual bucket seats came from Connolly. The Pirana was insured for £20,000 at a time when £6,500 would buy a brand-new Ferrari 275 GTB/4. It was first sold into public hands at the Parke-Bernet Sotheby’s auction in May 1968. The initial sale was in the U.S., and the car stayed out of the public eye for the next few decades. In early 2011 the Pirana was acquired by the current owner. There had been many modifications from the original show car, and it was decided to return the coupe to its Earls Court appearance. There was an eye for preserving the bespoke elements that could be saved. The rest was about properly recreating, restoring, or refurbishing to get it back to when Nuccio Bertone first waved goodbye to his custom work. This included returning the Connolly leather, special cassette player, and four-speed gearbox, and removing an added rear seat so the air-conditioning system could correctly route through this prototype as initially intended. The special silver paint that Bertone loved to use on concept cars like this and the Marzal was re-created using samples found underneath body panels. Today the Bertone-Jaguar Pirana concept car serves as a link between the Marzal concept car and the later Espada that it inspired. While the leaping-cat badge makes this quite a unique bridge between those two Lamborghini bulls, its true legacy is representing one of the few times a true dream car was crafted into reality.
- 258 2017 Pagani Huayra Roadster ZA9H12UA0HSF76016 $2,750,000 $3,250,000 Purchased new through Pagani Miami, this Huayra roadster boasts a truly brilliant specification. At a cost of nearly $225,000, the exterior is finished in fully exposed Black Mamba carbon-fiber bodywork. In keeping with Pagani’s well-known attention to detail, the weave perfectly lines up on each panel throughout the car, something that needs be seen to be appreciated. Inside, the red leather with diamond-style stitching and anodized titanium trim make for a lovely environment, just as stunning as its exterior and a combination that is flawlessly executed. Additional options include Huayra-style wheels finished in black with red calipers to match the interior, as well as the stunning Schedoni fitted luggage set, trimmed to match the car in black and red leather, a $25,000 option. Retained by its first and only owner, the roadster has been driven less than 500 miles and is presented today in virtually as-new condition throughout. This example checks all the right boxes and would be the ideal example for someone who missed out on acquiring a Huayra roadster when new. Breathtaking to behold, both as an object of automotive art and a driving machine, the Pagani Huayra served to solidify Pagani’s place in the hotly contested marketplace for bespoke hypercars, proving that the Zonda was not a one-hit wonder. While this may be Pagani’s second creation, it has carved out its own niche within the brand, and one that will be fondly remembered for decades to come.
- 259 1964 Austin-Healey 3000 Mark II BJ8 HBJ8L/26879 $60,000 $80,000 N/R Black over Burgundy leather. US car, stunning, original. Restored ’04. Ready for touring. Gooding Scottsdale ’14 sold $61k & RM Monterey ’17 sold $69k. Docs and parts.
- 260 1956 Porsche 356A 55425 $150,000 $200,000 N/R This exceptional 356 A coupe is adorned with the very rare and seldom-seen golden European fender script, affixed to only the earliest 1956 Porsche cars destined for the American market. Porsche ultimately discontinued the Continental model after pressure from Ford Motor Company lawyers at the end of the 1955 model year, producing the European for just a few months (and using up pre-drilled fenders intended for the Continental, as legend has it). Knowing the rarity and importance of this Porsche, the former owner commissioned Altissimo Restoration to perform a correct, show-quality restoration that was completed in 2016. The restoration process started with stripping the car down to a bare metal shell, mounting it to a rotisserie, and carefully building it up from there. The body is finished beautifully in Fashion Grey, complemented tastefully with a sumptuous red leather interior by Porsche interior specialist Autos International. All gauges were rebuilt and recalibrated, and the correct radio has been refurbished as well. The original glass was thoughtfully detailed and reinstalled during the restoration, adding originality and character. Attention to detail is present in every aspect of the restoration. Each component, both mechanical and cosmetic, of this 356 was rebuilt and refurbished to show-quality standards. This stunning Porsche would score 296/300 points in PCA competition in 2016. The engine, although stock and correct in appearance, has been upgraded to a type 616/33-1, 1.7-liter industrial Porsche unit from 1969. Completely rebuilt and fitted with a performance camshaft from Elgin, the engine, fed through Weber 40 IDF carburetors, produces ample torque and acceleration, along with authentic four-cylinder Porsche exhaust notes. The editors at Excellence Magazine were impressed enough to feature this car in their May 2017 issue, a testament to the rarity and superb quality of this very special Porsche. With the increased power and reliability of the engine, this 356 A coupe is an absolute pleasure to drive and is ideal for vintage rallies or spirited driving on country roads. The elegant color scheme and meticulous restoration offer excellent opportunities for the new owner to exhibit this exquisite jewel at club events and concours shows. This rare and unusual “European” represents a unique chance to acquire a versatile Porsche that would enhance any collection and provide great satisfaction to its owner.
- 261 1994 McLaren F1 Le Mans SA9AB5AC1R1048018 $21,000,000 $23,000,000 Following completion of the full production run in 1997, McLaren upgraded two “standard” F1 road cars to LM specifications, including upgrading the engine to unrestricted 680 hp GTR specification. Serial no. 073 (which RM Sotheby’s also had the honor of offering for sale) and the featured car, serial no. 018, were additionally equipped with the Extra-High Downforce Kit that included (and exceeded) the coachwork effects of the LM examples, including the front air vents and rear wing. Notably, these two cars retain their more comfortably outfitted interiors over the more spartan LM trim. This F1 was built in 1994, and it was originally finished in Midnight Blue Pearl over a black interior and dispatched to its first owner, an enthusiast residing in Japan. In 1999 the F1 was sold to a collector in Germany, and he returned the car to the factory in Surrey in 2000 to commission a series of upgrades to LM specifications. This work was conducted in two rounds, the first during 2000 and the second a year later, and also included the installation of the HDK, a transmission cooler, two additional radiators, and a modified exhaust system. The air-conditioning was upgraded, a radio was added to the CD player, the headlamps were changed to gas-discharge units, and the steering wheel was exchanged for a 14-inch unit. The exterior was refinished in the current livery of platinum silver metallic, and the interior was re-trimmed with cream leather highlighted by beige and brown Alcantara, cream Wilton carpets, and a beige Alcantara headliner. The dampers and springs were also upgraded to race-spec units and adjusted to their softest setting for comfortable road use. Finally, the standard 17-inch wheels were replaced by special 18-inch GTR wheels mounted with Michelin Pilot Sport tires. As McLaren exists first and foremost as a racing team with the purpose of being on the cutting edge, it should therefore be understood that these upgrades are not a deviation from the car’s original specification, but rather an extension of McLaren’s design ethos—which is to say, to be the best of best. In 2004 the F1 was acquired by a well-regarded marque collector based in Singapore, and he only minimally drove the car over the following three years. The McLaren was carefully garaged while enjoying the company of the owner’s other F1. “You could not ask for a more dedicated owner,” wrote F1 service program manager Harold Dermott in a letter to the consignor. In October 2007 the LM-specification McLaren was acquired from the Singapore collector by the consignor, a marque enthusiast and knowledgeable racing connoisseur based in New Zealand. As part of the purchase, the car was shipped to Woking, Surrey, to be evaluated and serviced by MSO as needed per the department’s strenuous checklist. Mr. Dermott remarked during the transaction, “F1/018 is one of my favorite F1s and one of the most heavily developed cars that we have ever built” —no small endorsement of 018’s quality. A thorough file of documentation during the consignor’s ownership demonstrates how he was very active in gently testing the F1 upon deliveries back from MSO, carefully weighing in on subjects like the tire and brake system setups, exhaust flow, and engine response. During his ownership the car was driven on three McLaren F1 Owners Club tours organized by the 1996 BPR champion and Le Mans veteran Ray Bellm, including the 20th Anniversary Tour on Lake Garda, Italy, in 2012, the 2014 Tuscany F1 Tour, as well as the 25th Anniversary Tour in Bordeaux in 2017. On each occasion, the car was submitted to MSO before and after the events for full preparation and servicing, as well as delivery to and from the rally locations, in another display of the McLaren’s outstanding customer service and attention. F1/018 currently remains in outstanding condition, with a thorough record of regular service by MSO, including several replacements of the fuel cell on its 18-month schedule. Modestly driven but thoroughly enjoyed, the F1 displays less than 21,500 km (13,352 miles). Incredibly rare, 018 is one of only two production road car examples to be equipped by the factory with the incredibly powerful F1 LM racing engine, which is effectively a derestricted 1995 GTR racing motor. Furthermore, with the factory-conducted body modifications, “the car is estimated to have more downforce than the Le Mans–winning 1995 GTR race car,” as the 2006 summary of 018 by MSO concludes. Offering all the performance of the outrageously powerful and hyper-rare F1 LM at a fraction of the investment, F1/018 is an extremely desirable example. It is quite simply la crème de la crème, the best imaginable iteration of an already-perfect machine. The awe-inspiring McLaren would make a crowning addition to any collection, offering a distinctive and top-shelf example of the celebrated F1 so legendary among all motoring enthusiasts, from gawking fans to the most distinguished of collectors.
- 262 1967 Porsche 911S Coupe 308081S $175,000 $225,000 N/R Offered here is a fully restored example that is showing just 73,000 miles and spent a good portion of its life in storage. According to its Porsche-issued Certificate of Authenticity, chassis 308081S was completed 9 June 1967, delivered in Polo Red over Black Leatherette. Optional fog lamps and a Blaupunkt New York radio with speakers and antenna were included. It was originally sold by noted Porsche dealer Stoddard in Willoughby, Ohio. Its first owner kept the car for 28 years, accruing just a few thousand miles per year. The second long-term owner drove this 911 S only intermittently, as a growing family made it impractical for transportation. He also found it challenging to maintain, as the rural family lived some hundred miles from the nearest dealer. Over time the 911 had been repainted white and the original 4.5×15-inch Fuchs alloys had been replaced with wider steel wheels. In the 1990s, the Porsche was parked in a dry, heated barn, where it remained until 2015, when it was offered for sale in need of restoration. Its new owner commissioned a bare-metal, nut-and-bolt restoration by marque specialist Straat Automobile in Miami, Florida. The car was refinished in its original Polo Red and received a completely new interior and a comprehensive mechanical overhaul. A set of correct early Fuchs alloys were sourced and installed. This very collectible 911 S is an excellent example to enjoy again as a spirited driver or competitive concours entrant. It is supplied with spare, jack, and tools, a file of receipts, and restoration photographs. via Bonhams Scottsdale ’15 sold $137k
- 263 1955 Ferrari 375MM Ghia Coupe 0476AM $5,000,000 $7,000,000 Among the most special of the Wilke Ferraris, and perhaps the most historically significant, was this automobile. It was based upon a 375 MM chassis, the second-to-last built, with a competition 340-horsepower, F1-derived Lampredi V-12 boasting three Weber type 42 DCZ 3 carburetors, Magneti Marelli ignition, and Borrani knockoff wire wheels. The chassis did not receive Pinin Farina bodywork for the track; however, it was instead shipped at its November 1954 completion to Ghia of Turin. There, in the coming winter and spring, it was coachbuilt as an extraordinary coupe—bodied, befitting the chassis’ competition origin, in alloy with a steel inner structure. It is one of only nine road-going coupes built on the 375 MM chassis and the only one of these finished by Ghia—as well as, as it would turn out, the final Ferrari bodied by that firm. Ghia’s design for the 375 MM was similar to their Supersonic coupes and DeSoto Adventurer II show car, with an extremely long hood and front fenders flanking a wide egg-crate grille and emphasizing the power to be found lurking beneath. The body extends back to a curved glass windshield and a semi-fastback roofline with ventilated sail panels, a predictor of the future 250 GT “Tour de France.” At the rear of the car the body extended outward to form subtle tail fins, complete with an integrated chrome bumper “notched” to accommodate the taillights—a feature that echoes American design of the era. So, too, did the two-tone color scheme of Salmon and Anthracite Grey, set off by subtle chrome molding. The hues were an unlikely combination, but on the Ghia Ferrari, it worked—such a bold, flamboyant design was deserving of colors of equal impact. Following its completion in early April 1955, the car was exhibited on Ghia’s stand at the annual Torino Motor Show alongside the infamous turbine-powered Gilda. A month later, the 375 MM was, as Ghia had perhaps intended all along, sold through Luigi Chinetti to Robert Wilke as the fourth of his distinctive Ferraris. Like most of those cars, he would own it for the rest of his life, driving it just over 12,000 km and largely preserving its original condition, aside from the installation of International Harvester seat belts (!) in 1969. Mr. Wilke’s son, Ralph, inherited the Ferrari and, in 1974, sold it to Dr. Robert E. Steiner of Milwaukee. Steiner kept the car for another ten years before selling it to the renowned early dealer Ed Jurist of the Vintage Car Store in Nyack, New York, who passed it to the Blackhawk Collection of Danville, California. Only three years later, the car was sold via Thomas Barrett to Erich Traber and moved to Europe. It was shown by Traber at Retromobile in 1990, then driven by him two years later in a Ferrari Owners Club Switzerland meeting. During Mr. Traber’s ownership his own Sportgarage Graber rebuilt the 375 MM’s original engine. In August 2007 the car was acquired by its present owner and has remained in their collection for over a decade, making only a handful of public appearances, including at the Concorso Ferrari in Pasadena, California, in May 2013. The car is still very satisfyingly original; it was repainted some years ago in the original striking color scheme but retains its Ghia interior, enjoyed by the Wilke family, in remarkable condition with a fabulous patina evident throughout, extending even to the well-preserved gauges, delightful switch gear, and dashboard facing. Charmingly, the International Harvester seat belts fitted by the Wilkes are still present. The odometer shows 13,367 km at the time of cataloguing, of which all but the last thousand were covered by its original owner. Significantly the car has received Ferrari Classiche certification, with the accompanying Red Book confirming the presence of the original engine, gearbox, and rear differential—not particularly surprising, given the extremely low original mileage and well-preserved condition. It goes without saying that this car would be welcomed at any number of concours d’elegance and Ferrari Club events around the world. As one of only nine road-going 375 MM coupes produced, the only example by Ghia, and a true one-off design exhibited at Turin and sold to legendary tifoso Robert Wilke, its provenance is outstanding. Most important, it still packs immense visual power, just as it must have at Torino in 1955. It demands admiration and continued preservation, though the new owner would certainly be forgiven for taking it out on the street, perhaps driving it to a track day to park in the paddock. Bob Wilke did it. In 1955 his car was a showstopper. It still is.
- 264 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary ZA9CA05A9KLA12542 $250,000 $300,000 N/R Finished in the highly desirable color combination of black over cream leather, this 25th Anniversary Countach features original Hella fog lamps and the optional rear wing. The car rides on beautiful factory split-rim alloys and bespoke Pirelli PZero Asymmetrico tires. The car was delivered new in California, with the history report showing it passed emissions with 218 miles on the odometer and remained on the West Coast through about 1993. It was briefly offered in the Greenwich, Connecticut, area, and in 1994 it came into the hands of the most recent owner. Since then, it has been used sparingly and kept in a climate-controlled facility. Best described as an unmodified, original example, this Countach has covered less than 8,000 kilometers (5,000 miles) from new. It has recently benefitted from a full service and is accompanied by original tools, jack, and owner’s manuals. The Countach 25th Anniversary represents the last iteration of Lamborghini’s most iconic car, and many believe it to be the best of the series in terms of overall refinement and drivability. Beautifully preserved and remarkably original throughout, this Countach is sure to impress.
- 265 1932 Duesenberg Model J Judkins Victoria Coupe 2375/J-354 $1,400,000 $1,800,000 One of the most distinctive and stylish of Gordon Buehrig’s designs is J-354, one of just two Model Js fitted with the fabulous and sporting Victoria coupe coachwork. Built atop a short-wheelbase chassis and realized in the metal by Judkins Company of Merrimac, Massachusetts, this coupe counts among the sportiest of closed Duesenbergs, and it was one of which Mr. Buehrig was particularly proud. He achieved the breathtaking proportions by utilizing the short, 142.5-inch wheelbase chassis and adopting a unique seating arrangement. Alongside the driver’s seat was a small jump seat, with a two-passenger bench and built-in hat box in the rear. There are subtle differences between the two Victoria coupes built by Judkins (J-333 and J-354). Buehrig described J-354 in his autobiography Rolling Sculpture, and this is the only one of the two that incorporates all the features of his original design, such as the folding front jump seat. Sold new in September 1932, the first owner was Mortimer Warren Loewi, a successful New York financier who supported the development of America’s earliest television networks. Mr. Loewi enjoyed his $14,750 Duesenberg for only a short period before selling it to Hilton Motors of New York in August 1934. The second owner is believed to be C.M. Peele, who also traded it back to Hilton Motors in relatively short order. S.F. Williams then bought J-354 and kept it until 1943, selling it to Norvin T. Harris, an officer in the United States Army. Harris enthusiastically drove the Duesenberg from New York to his home in Louisiana. When he was deployed to fight in World War II, he stored the car at Camp Claiborne (or possibly Camp Polk). In 1949, the magnificent Duesenberg resurfaced at a used-car lot in Harris’s hometown of New Orleans, where it was snapped up by Dr. R.B. Dunham of Corpus Christi, Texas. Dr. Dunham kept the car for a few years before it traded to fellow Texan David Pennington. A noted Duesenberg enthusiast and ex-fighter pilot, Pennington owned several examples over the years. At least one historical record suggests he swapped the engine with another Model J that he owned; this is almost certainly incorrect, as this car’s bell housing and crankshaft both still carry the original number 354. In 1954, Dave McGahey of Texas bought the Victoria coupe, keeping it for nearly 30 years. He did a light restoration, noted as “ongoing” in Fred Roe’s 1982 book Duesenberg: The Pursuit of Perfection. By the time it sold to Frank Kleptz of Terre Haute, Indiana, J-354 was ready for a complete nut-and-bolt restoration. He set to work restoring the car to his typical high standard, taking well over a decade to complete. Though still unfinished, the first public appearance was at the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg National Reunion in 1994. It appeared in 1996, by now completed, and again in 2001 and 2002. Shortly after the restoration, J-354 was photographed for a feature in the book Duesenberg by Dennis Adler. Following Frank Kleptz’s passing, stewardship of J-354 fell to his son David, and since 2015 this spectacular Victoria coupe has been a cherished part of a private collection, receiving expert care and maintenance since its arrival. Following its acquisition, it went to renowned specialist Brian Joseph of Classic and Exotic Service in Troy, Michigan. There, it received a comprehensive freshening, update, and detail. While the restoration was still quite beautiful, Joseph and his team went bumper to bumper to ensure every nut, bolt, and fastener was scrutinized and absolutely correct for modern concours standards. More recently, the chrome wheels were restored at considerable expense by the award-winning experts Brightworks of Piqua, Ohio. The same approach was taken to dial in the car mechanically for dependable running. The engine now features high-strength Carrillo rods, and the rear axle is updated with high-speed gears. It runs beautifully, delivering astonishing performance for a Classic Era automobile. Aside from its mechanical upgrades, the only deviation from the original spec is the addition of a marvelous period-correct Crosley radio fitted by Kleptz in the rear compartment. Finished in elegantly judged hues, with a unique straw-colored relief treatment on the doors and complementary upholstered roof, Duesenberg J-354 presents today in gorgeous condition. It has received the finest in expert care while also being thoroughly enjoyed on numerous tours, events, concours, and casual weekend drives. Highlights of its exploits during its time under current ownership include a coveted Rolex Award at the 2015 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance; Best in Show (Elegance) at the 2018 Milwaukee Concours d’Elegance; participated in the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and Tour d’Elegance; and won awards at the Hilton Head Concours, St. Johns, San Marino Concours, Boca Raton Concours, and the Auburn-Cord Duesenberg Festival. It performed flawlessly on two recent Duesenberg tours and continues to be enjoyed on casual weekend drives. There is no question that this is one of the best-driving and most enjoyable Model J Duesenbergs on the market today. As a testament to the quality of the original restoration and consistent care, the presentation remains superb with exquisite paint and brightwork and a slight mellowing to the soft trim. It is on the button and ready to enjoy virtually anywhere as intended. J-354 is an award-winning car with important upgrades and known history from new. Its sale represents an excellent opportunity to acquire a spectacular and uniquely stylish Duesenberg Model J envisioned by one of America’s most brilliant design minds, Gordon Buehrig.
- 266 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 CSX2216 $825,000 $900,000 White over Red. On 28 October 1963, AC Cars Limited invoiced Ford Motor Credit for a Cobra body in White with Red trim, top, tonneau, and rack-and-pinion steering. The body left the UK aboard the SS Pacific Fortune, which set sail for the U.S. on 7 November 1963 destined for Los Angeles, California. Upon arrival in the States, the Cobra was transported to Shelby American, Inc. in Venice. There, the car received its Ford powertrain, which included a 271-hp, 289-cu. in. Hi-Po V-8 engine, a four-speed manual transmission, and a Powr-Lok limited-slip differential. Shelby American invoiced Pearson Ford in San Diego on 13 January 1964 for a total of $5,525.20, less the $1,000 deposit. The window sticker MSRP shows the “Cobra Sports Roadster” listed at $5,995 plus $391 worth of Group A factory-installed optional equipment and $64.50 in Group B extras for a total initial investment of $6,747.50 with the license and taxes. Henry Hartwell Hester, CA, USA (1), James Gauthier ’70 (2), raced in Solo I competition, Ken Champion ’82 (3), OEM engine fitted, via Grand Prix Classics to Investment Motorsports, IL ’80s (4), rebuilt by Baurle’s Autosport to original form, Gerald A Schwalbach, MN (5), restored to original. The ‘slab-side’ body was refinished in its original white and features front and rear nerf bar bumpers, wind wings, and sun visors. The car rides Michelin XWX tires which are mounted on chrome wire wheels. Though a replacement, the Cobra is powered by an original 289-cu. in. K-code engine and fitted with stock exhaust. It retains its original Borg Warner T-10 aluminum four-speed manual transmission. The interior is completed in red leather and features a wood-rimmed steering wheel with AC center cap, Stewart Warner instrumentation, clock, dash-mounted rearview mirror, and bucket seats with three-in. seatbelts. A tonneau cover and convertible top with top irons provide weather protection. The Cobra retains its original doors, hood latch, and trunk latch, each of which are stamped correctly “2216.” CSX 2216 is accompanied by its original window sticker, Shelby American invoice to the receiving dealer, and a certified copy of the AC Cars Limited invoice to Ford Motor Credit for the account of Shelby American and the original AC Cobra Chassis Instruction Book in its original envelope. via RM Peterson ’18 Not sold $850k
- 267 1933 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria 901-624/647-25 $350,000 $450,000 Rich Black over Scarlet leather. 15th example in this style, Dietrich Convertible Victoria style #3050, body #6274, via Packard New York to unknown (1), Thomas Lester ’46 (2), Benny Goldflies ’68 (3), Newt Withers ’86 (4), restored by Joe Cruces ’00s, shown at Pebble ’11, unknown ’11 (5), shown at Pebble ’11, 1 of 4 survivors, completely original. via RM Hershey ’17 sold $390k
- 268 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Cabriolet 188.013.5500007 $800,000 $1,000,000 With the new engine, denoted by the word Einspritzmotor (fuel-injected engine) on the rear bumper, the 300 Sc was introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1955. Only a few other trim changes, including chromed cooling vents about each fender, perforated chromed disc wheels, and enlarged turn signals, distinguished the new model. With the technical improvements, 145 units were sold during the remainder of 1955 and through 1956. However, even the impeccable craftsmanship and traditional lines were not enough to overcome potential buyers’ reluctance to accept the lack of air-conditioning, automatic transmission, and power amenities common in competitive luxury cars. Only 52 additional units would be sold in 1957 and three more in 1958 after production ended. In total, only 49 cabriolets, 53 roadsters, and 98 coupes were sold, making these models among the lowest-production dealer-ordered automobiles ever made by Mercedes-Benz. The current owner purchased this 300 Sc cabriolet from a longtime owner from Ohio. He then had it comprehensively restored by renowned Mercedes-Benz specialist Rudi Koniczek from 2012 to 2017 to full concours standards. All cosmetics were done, including the body, paint, chrome, upholstery, and interior, and mechanical components were restored as required. Koniczek has spent the last 50 years restoring some of the world’s greatest cars out of his shop in British Columbia and has become one of the most sought-after experts for Mercedes-Benz restoration. It was restored back to its original colors of Tobacco Brown with tan interior and a brown top, an extremely attractive color combination for such a stately car. All mechanical aspects were inspected during its restoration and were replaced or repaired as needed to make sure the car runs as intended. Its engine runs strong, and it is reported to be a very well-performing car. The Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc is notoriously expensive to restore, and it is rare to find an example in comparable cosmetic and mechanical condition. This early-production 300 Sc cabriolet is an example of one of Mercedes-Benz’s rarest models and is ready for its next owner to enjoy.
- 269 1948 Mercury Marmon-Herrington Station Wagon LD6P-4M $225,000 $275,000 The Mercury Station Wagon presented here has been in a prominent private collection for the past decade. Prior to current ownership, a Midwest family owned it for a number of years after discovery on the East Coast and performed a detailed nut-and-bolt restoration. The woodie specialists at Nickels Woodworking in Traverse City, Michigan, chose bird’s-eye maple and African mahogany to rebuild the body. Highly sought after for its exotic fine swirling grain that resembles the eye of a bird, bird’s-eye maple trees were prevalent in Ford’s Iron Mountain forests. When combined with African mahogany inserts and a correct factory finish of Monsoon Maroon over the Tan LeBaron Bonney three-seat leather interior, the resulting effect is stunning. Every element of the restoration is reported to be factory correct, from preserving the unique Marmon-Herrington upgrades and badging to replacing any hardware or sheet metal as needed with new old stock. Since completion, the car has been driven less than 200 miles, including display at shows in Kansas City and the Chicago area, where it has won Best of Show honors on several occasions. Marmon-Herrington all-wheel-drive wagon conversions are some of the most desirable woodies due to their engineering, rarity, and impressive visual stance. However, the significance of this particular Mercury station wagon cannot be overstated, offering woodie collectors an unrepeatable opportunity to acquire that unique crown jewel for their collection.
- 270 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster WP0EB0911KS173786 $200,000 $275,000 Cinnabar Red over Cashmere Beige leather and Black top. Unique example, last Speedster built. Very highly specced. 253 miles from new. Docs. Not sold $350k
- 271 2017 Ferrari F12tdf 223687 $850,000 $950,000 Offered here is a single-owner, custom-ordered 2017 F12tdf. With under 1,000 miles on the odometer, this example still looks and feels factory fresh. Custom ordered by its original owner through Ferrari’s Tailor Made program, the car is finished in the unique color of Rosso Adam over Peccary Beige leather with subtle Cuoio stitching throughout. The Daytona racing seats also feature matching Cuoio Cavallinos stitched on the headrests. Equipped with loads of optional features, this F12tdf sports plentiful amounts of carbon fiber, including the headlight buckets, fog lamps, engine covers, air filter box, under-door covers, and rear bench trim. A fully integrated audio system, including satellite radio and JBL high-power Hi-Fi system, rounds out the interior features. The unique exterior color is offset with attractive matte gold wheels with optional carbon-fiber center caps over black Brembo brake calipers. As expected, the F12 includes a full complement of books and tools, as well as the optional set of luggage in matching Peccary Beige. As would be expected of such a low-mileage, one-owner car, this Tailor Made F12tdf presents in superb condition. It is without doubt the ultimate front-engined Ferrari supercar and a true modern-day collectible that will continue to be held in high esteem by collectors and enthusiasts for years to come.
- 272 1941 Packard 180 Custom Convertible Victoria 1429-2014 $300,000 $350,000 It is considered one of the most beautiful Packards of all time, so much so that when the producers of the popular 1970s NBC television series Banacek required a classic automobile for the suave main character, a “Darrin” was what they chose. Two Darrins were utilized for the filming of Banacek. That offered here was the main filming car, used for most photography out of Boston, and appeared with George Peppard in most scenes of the series, in which it is accurately described by Banacek as a 1941—one of 35 made that year. A second 1942 model (with its side grilles “disguised” in most scenes) was used for occasional shots in Los Angeles. That car survives as part of a prominent Midwestern collection. According to former owner Tom St. Martin, the Banacek ’41 Packard was originally delivered in March 1941 in Florida and has a history known back to 1951, when it was owned by Earl Perry Fletcher of Gary, Indiana. It was subsequently owned by George Taylor of Gary, then Robert Friggens of New Mexico, who sold it in 1971 to Jim Carlson of Massachusetts. James O’Dea of Westport, Connecticut, purchased the Packard in 1972 and was the owner who supplied it for the filming of the television series. Following its use in California, the Banacek Packard made its way to Wisconsin, where it was eventually acquired in 1980 by the late Bob Adams. In 1981 the car was acquired from Tom Crook by Tom St. Martin, who drove it for several years before beginning its ground-up restoration with Lakeland Restorations of Minnesota. In a recent conversation, Mr. St. Martin recalled that the car showed evidence of an early rear-end collision, which was properly repaired with new sheet metal, and that numerous “N.O.S.” and original parts were utilized in the restoration. In 1990 the car was sold to Packard guru Don Sears, who oversaw the completion of the high-quality, authentic restoration, including installation of a correct 1941 engine, replacing the cracked original block. The result gathered numerous awards, including at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, in an Antique Automobile Club of America judging in 1992, and a 100-point score with the Classic Car Club of America, with which the car holds Senior Premier badge number 1679. Sears sold the Packard in 1992, after it had won virtually all that it could win. The following year it joined Thomas F. Derro’s collection. In October 2017, the car was offered from the Derro estate when it was acquired by the current owner. Outside of the Darrin used by Clark Gable, there is no more well-known example of this most legendary of Packards than the authentic Banacek 1941 model. It is a car for the suave, debonair, adventuresome man of distinction; it was true in 1941, it was true in the early 1970s, and it is still true today.
- 273 1959 Bentley S1 Continental Flying Spur Sports Saloon BC40F $280,000 $340,000 The S1 Continental Flying Spur was available in two models, with either four or six side windows; the four-window or “four-light” variant, style number 7443/B, was the rarest. Offered here, chassis number BC41LFM is one of ten such examples, with only three built in left-hand drive. According to documentation obtained from the Rolls-Royce Foundation, this sports saloon was used by the factory as their 1959 New York Auto Show car. It was then delivered through famous New York dealer J.S. Inskip to Vincent Shea, a prominent Manhattanite who, along with his wife Madeline, was a frequent Rolls-Royce and Bentley customer for many years. Copies of the original build information record the car’s fascinating original specifications, which include an amusing handwritten request for “anti-hobo door locks.” Invoices on file dated from 2011 show extensive mechanical and cosmetic freshening by British Bentley specialists Padgett Motor Engineers. The car’s paintwork and brightwork were well detailed, and its mechanical restoration included the installation of new suspension, braking, steering, and cooling systems, as well as a new exhaust silencer. Service work was performed on the gearbox, fuel, ignition, and electrical systems, new belts and tires were installed, and a tune-up and final adjustments were performed. Post-completion, the Flying Spur was sold to the current owner, who has carefully maintained the Bentley with invoices on file. This highly desirable and rare alloy-bodied Bentley Flying Spur, which is well prepared and backed up by factory documentation, will certainly provide a winning bidder with the enormous pride of ownership that only comes with owning one of the first post-war British grand tourers.
- 274 1966 Shelby GT350 SFM6S180 $275,000 $325,000 Originally shipped to Dub Richardson Ford of Oklahoma City on 29 October 1965, this GT350 bearing chassis number 6S180 was originally earmarked as the dealer’s demonstrator and remained with them for the following eighteen months. Interestingly, in May of 1966, at 63 miles on the odometer, the car’s original engine was replaced, and the invoice from Shelby American for the new motor (which is still fitted to this car) is included in the history file. Its first private owner was Michael Tom McNeight of Stillwater, Oklahoma, who purchased his new GT350 in March of 1967, trading in a 1959 Chevrolet in the process. The SAAC Shelby Registry mentions that the car came with an owner’s manual printed in both English and French, and that the car’s metric speedometer was replaced upon McNeight’s purchase with one reading in miles per hour, hinting that the car was most likely specified for the European market. The Shelby passed through owners in Arizona in the 1960s and 1970s before being purchased by Dale A. Johnson of Nashwauk, Minnesota, around 1981. Chassis number 6S180 would call Minnesota home for the next 25 years, passing through at least one other Nashwauk-based owner. Passing through noted Shelby collector Paul Andrews of Jamestown, Rhode Island, in 2006 before being acquired by the current owner, the car was fully restored by the Shelby specialists at Curt Vogt’s Cobra Automotive of Wallingford, Connecticut, and was acquired by the current owner upon completion of the restoration. The car was found to be a solid, rust-free example retaining its original body panels, including its original fiberglass hood, clearly thanks to its early days in the southwest. During the restoration, the car was upgraded for touring, with numerous mechanical components replaced to add greater performance and reliability, including the fitment of a top-loader transmission and 3:50 gears. All original components replaced were retained, including the original aluminum T-10 Transmission, and accompany the car today, should its next owner decide to return it to fully original condition. Shipped to its new home in Florida, the car has remained with its current custodian for the last decade, sharing garage space with a handful of other Shelby Cobras and Mustangs. SFM 6S180 is reported to drive beautifully and is ready to be enjoyed on rallies such as the Copperstate 1000 and GT350 tour, and thanks to its impeccable restoration, it could easily be returned to concours- or competition-ready condition.
- 275 2016 Jaguar F-Type Roadster Project 7 Roadster SAJWA7A88GMK28188 $175,000 $225,000 N/R Just 250 examples were to be built, with around 50 earmarked for American buyers. The F-Type Project 7 is a lightweight version of the 575 hp SVR, at least in principle. By Jaguar standards, the F-Type Project 7 is far from subtle, although it retains a dignified air. Gone is the SVR’s all-wheel drive in favor of drift-happy rear-wheel drive. The standard F-Type’s power convertible top was jettisoned for a traditional snap-on rain fly. A D-Type-inspired “aero hunch” sits behind the driver to aid aerodynamics, and the rear spoiler is fixed for improved downforce at speed. The cars could be ordered in a handful of colors including white, blue, and, of course, sporty British Racing Green. The F-Type Project 7 offered here salutes its past in traditional and extra-cost BRG with white stripes, racing roundels, and other unique detailing. The interior is trimmed in black diamond-stitch leather upholstery. This example was initially celebrity-ordered and delivered to Jaguar Nashville but ultimately acquired by and registered with its first and current owner in California, who has covered just 4,800 miles during his ownership. The handful of Project 7 cars included a custom-fitted car cover, and just a few, including this example, came with a matching Project 7 racing helmet. The car is also offered with its factory manuals, hang tags, a factory Certificate of Authenticity, and an additional custom-fitted car cover. Ultimately, Jaguar Land Rover invited this car to be displayed at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in 2016. The automaker later used the car as part of a photo shoot to promote the F-Type SVR.
- 276 1967 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster 1E14936 $150,000 $200,000 N/R Built on 28 February 1967 and shipped new to Jaguar’s distributorship in New York City, the E-Type offered here was sold to an R.S. Goldsamt. Mr. Goldsamt is said to have owned the car for the next 22 years before selling it to an enthusiast in New Mexico. Around this time, the car was fully restored before the owner parked the car in his garage, where it sat for another two decades. Well preserved in storage, the car received a full mechanical restoration prior to being acquired by a German owner in 2015. It was repainted in its original color of Opalescent Silver Blue before being sold back to the United States, where it has remained since. Presented with a history file containing images of the E-Type pre-restoration and a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate certifying the vehicle retains its matching-numbers engine, this E-Type would be a fine addition to any collection.
- 277 1975 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera 930 570 0098 $225,000 $275,000 Documents supplied with this handsome European-delivery Turbo indicate that it was eventually imported to the U.S. and into the hands of David Seabrook of DJS Motorsports in Del Ray Beach, Florida. It was then registered to a George Merjos of Virginia Beach, Virginia, circa 1995, with an odometer reading of 68,000 kilometers. In 2000 it was acquired by California Porsche Restoration in Fallbrook, California, and there enjoyed a comprehensive bare-metal restoration to original specification, with detailed invoices exceeding $140,000. It is finished in its factory color scheme of Grand Prix White with a full black leather interior, including Sport seats. The engine has been fitted with oil-fed chain tensioners for added reliability. This is a gorgeous example of a first-year Turbo, restored at great expense. It would be an excellent example to drive and enjoy or to show with great pride.
- 302 1951 Crossley CD Super Station Wagon CD305972 $15,000 $20,000 N/R This 1951 Crosley Super Station Wagon presents beautifully throughout. The gorgeous cream-and-wood exterior, with its matching tan-and-white interior, shows extremely well. For that extra dimension of appeal, the car is finished as a Tommy Bahama beach-themed van. The wagon is powered by a 725 cc engine and is coupled with three-speed manual transmission. The Crosley station wagon is one of those unique cars that can elicit smiles from the driver, passengers, and bystanders with its quirky but charming presence. This delightful Crosley will be sure to turn heads and bring joy to all those who drive it.
- 303 1964 Peel Trident E127 $80,000 $100,000 N/R This Peel Trident has known ownership history dating to the consigner’s uncle, when it was just a few years old. It was acquired from him in the late 1990s and was restored by the consigner between 1998 and 2002. It has appeared in Top Gear magazine as well as the Top Gear website; it has even been the subject of a commemorative stamp issued by the Isle of Man in 2006, as well as being featured in the book P50: Peel Engineering’s Extraordinary Legacy. It is arguably the best documented Peel Trident in existence, and the consigner’s extensive documentation is available for review.
- 304 1973 Volkswagen Type 181 Thing 1833024537E $25,000 $35,000 N/R Offered is a fully restored 1973 Type 181 finished in Cream White over a black interior with matching black soft top. The car features a completely rebuilt dual-carb 1,600 cc engine, coupled with a four-speed manual transmission, Pertronix electronic ignition, steel wheel, chrome caps, wooden floor slats, black bumpers, front brush bar, side curtains, rear cocoa cargo mat, bamboo-style storage tray, power pulley, and a lightened flywheel. The car has also been fitted with all-new front-end components. Moreover, a brand-new soft top with side windows is included, as well as a black vinyl bikini top. This Thing is the perfect sunny-day beach cruiser and is probably one of the funnest vintage vehicles one could own. Featuring tasteful Cream White paintwork, a removable soft top, and dog-dish chrome hubcaps, this Type 181 is arguably one of the best-looking Things currently available. As a rust-free example, and one that was restored to near-factory specifications, this car is also one of the most well sorted. More to the point, this example presents itself as an honest, vintage Volkswagen in which the idea of fun is exemplified in every possible way. Volkswagen enthusiasts would truly appreciate this car, as it will continue to provide endless joy for drivers and passengers alike.
- 305 1966 Shelby GT350H SFM6S977 $140,000 $180,000 N/R This car is one of the 61 red Shelby Hertz cars produced. The confidential Ford identification number on the car as well as on the block match and have been verified with the SAAC as correct for Shelby chassis number SFM 6S977. Originally supplied to Trudell Ford in Warren, Michigan, in March 1966 for delivery to the Hertz Corporation, the GT350 H has since spent the majority of its years residing with owners in sunny California and Texas. It retains original Hertz magnum wheels, Cobra tachometer, competition seat belts, and more. It is also equipped with power steering and brakes. The subject of a comprehensive restoration performed by noted marque specialist Tony Conover, this rare GT350 H was chosen to be featured in Mustang & Ford magazine. A file of documentation accompanies the car, including copies of original sale paperwork and a letter from SAAC Shelby Mustang registrar Howard Pardee. Carroll Shelby’s signature on the glove-box door is the icing on the cake.
- 306 1967 Shelby GT500 67402F8A00607 $130,000 $160,000 N/R For more than three decades, this rare ’67 GT500 has been tucked away and forgotten. Sold new by Galpin Motors in Sepulveda, California, on 13 February 1967, it was dropped off at Glendale, California, Ford dealership for some brake work in 1981. For whatever reason, the owner never returned to pick up the car. A lien sale was initiated, and the Shelby was sold to a local enthusiast who drove it sparingly until the registration expired in 1985. It then sat for over 30 years before being liberated from dry, indoor, long-term storage. Originally finished in Brittany Blue, it has been repainted once, many years ago, right over its original finish, in a slightly darker shade. With the exception of some filler in the rear wheel-well area (possibly modified to accommodate oversized tires), its bodywork was found to be wonderfully straight and rust-free. Hidden away from the sunlight, the original black interior has survived in remarkable condition. The basket-weave upholstery appears in fine condition, and the carpet is faded but original. The dash pad is a little wavy, but without any cracks; all side panels are intact, folding rear seats are beautiful, and the black headliner is in excellent condition. Even the original weather stripping is largely intact. Looking at the pristinely preserved rubber pedal pads suggests the 29,619 miles shown on the odometer could be original. The four-speed, top-loader gearbox is original (casting #07RQ-1000-08), and all interior lights, switches, and instruments are said to operate, with the clock being the only notable exception. Properly serviced and cared for, this Shelby runs very well, and the brutish sound of the twin-carbureted 428 engine is music to any enthusiast’s ears. The chance to acquire a GT500 in such an undisturbed, original state presents a rare and unique opportunity for an astute collector.
- 307 1955 Austin-Healey 100BN2 BN2-L/228730 $70,000 $90,000 N/R Discovered in California several years ago as a rust-free barn find, this BN2 was purchased from the son of the original owner as an ambitious restoration project. A one-of-a-kind find, the car was untouched since the 1960s, providing an ideal base for a restoration with very good bodywork and free from significant corrosion. Upon being shipped to Victoria, Canada, the Austin-Healey began a lengthy restoration overseen by established Austin-Healey judge Trevor Parker. Jason Stoch of Jetstream Custom Auto was commissioned to carry out a complete and accurate concours-quality restoration. A concerted effort was made to keep all original parts with replacement parts only used where deemed necessary. Utilizing the same talent that Rudi Koniczek uses on his award-winning 300 SL restorations, the BN2 was fully disassembled, stripped to the bare metal, and media-blasted. The body and chassis were primed and painted in their original black color. Mechanically, the engine was rebuilt with stock bore and pistons, and a Le Mans–upgrade camshaft kit was installed. The original carburetors were rebuilt with new shafts. The transmission was inspected and road-tested in-chassis, with new seals and bearings installed. The interior was professionally fitted by Geoff Chrysler of Rightway Heritage Trimming, a well-known Austin-Healey specialist. Every feature of the interior was taken into consideration by Geoff to ensure concours-level accuracy in fitting the interior of this BN2. The interior leather was custom-dyed Persimmon Red to match the color as found in the original interior. This 1955 Austin Healey 100 BN2 is ideal for display at club concours and eligible for a host of classic driving events—and surely will not disappoint on the road or field.
- 308 1956 Volkswagen Deluxe 23 Window Bus 170230 $155,000 $195,000 N/R Early 23-window Microbuses are among the most sought-after Type 2 Volkswagens of all time. This rare 1956 nine-passenger Deluxe Microbus has been the subject of an intense, no-expense-spared, comprehensive restoration. Every nut and bolt on this stunning Samba was meticulously and professionally restored utilizing most of its original and correct Volkswagen parts. It was finished in its original and highly desirable color scheme of Chestnut Brown and Sealing Wax Red (L 53), just as it left the factory when new. The basecoat/clearcoat has been professionally and painstakingly polished to mirror-glass perfection. The original taillights and reflectors have been restored along with the correct steel-pressed bumpers. The original and correct small Wolfsburg license-plate opening is still on the front. The exterior is complemented with a superb interior that features correct light brown upholstery with correct mohair headliner. Other interior details include original door handles, window cranks, and sliding rag handles. Desirable items added during the restoration are the Barndoor steering wheel, original ambulance fan, as well as a cleverly hidden, incredible-sounding high-quality sound system with Bluetooth. Front and rear safari windows have also been added. The engine of this stunning Microbus has been significantly upgraded to 1,853 cc and produces approximately 95 horsepower, enabling this vintage Volkswagen to comfortably cruise at 70 mph with ease. The engine was expertly rebuilt by respected marque specialist Painters Grinding in Denver, Colorado. Additionally, a Freeway Flyer from Benco has been fitted, and the entire undercarriage has been detailed. Finished in its original color and equipped with an upgraded engine, this freshly restored Microbus is exceptional in every detail and ideal for weekend cruising with friends and family.
- 309 1934 MG PA/PB Le Mans PA/1711 $200,000 $250,000 N/R The crews would drive identical cars, consecutively registered JB6156, JB6157, and JB6158. As was commonplace in the pre-prototype era, these were outwardly standard, although they did feature uprated Q-type brake drums, J-type gear ratios, and lightened and balanced engine components, as well as a polished and ported cylinder head. Several additional ergonomic modifications were also executed, including the fitment of K3-style front cycle wings, a louvered aluminium bonnet, aero screens, stone guards to the lights and radiator, and twin fuel pumps. Interestingly, the 1935 Le Mans entry list contained no less than ten female drivers and four all-female crews—a record for the race which remains to this day. In the race, the team—alternatively referred to as “Eyston’s Dancing Daughters” or “Les Girls”—performed faultlessly, finishing in 24th, 25th, and 26th overall, and taking 8th, 9th, and 10th places in the up-to-1,000 cc class. This chassis, PA17/1711, was driven by Miss Richmond and Mrs. Gordon-Simpson, and crossed the line first of the three team cars, albeit some 69 laps in arrears of the winning Lagonda M45R of Hindmarsh and Fontes. During a spell of previous U.S.-based ownership, the car was fully restored in 1995 and has recently benefitted from further attention, at a cost in excess of €25.000, courtesy of classic sports car specialists Graber Sportgarage AG of Toffen, Switzerland. Eminently usable, highly historic, and the very essence of small-capacity vintage motoring, PA17/11 is accompanied by an extensive history file which includes several period documents from the Competition Department at Abingdon pertaining to its Le Mans preparations. Immaculately presented in its original racing colors, it is ready for immediate enjoyment in the many vintage races, tours, and rallies for which it is eligible and ideally suited. The car is supplied with current FIA HTP papers which are valid through to 2025.
- 310 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Coupe AR1900C*02072 $275,000 $350,000 This 1900C Super Sprint coupe was delivered to its first owner on 11 January 1956, a Mr. Colombo of Pinerolo, near Turin, Italy. He would retain ownership until 1982. It then passed through the hands of several collectors in Holland over the next few decades before being acquired by a Mr. Bacchi, who returned the Alfa Romeo to Italy in 2010. Mr. Bacchi performed a comprehensive, authentic, and detailed restoration with the goal of creating a beautiful but reliable car for touring throughout Europe. The current owner has enjoyed the fruits of Mr. Bacchi’s labor by using the car in several vintage automotive events, including the Nuvolari and Terra Canossa Rallye in recent years, and reports the Alfa Romeo proved to be both extremely reliable and a pleasure to operate. Most recently, the 1900 was accepted as a participant in the 2019 Pebble Beach Motoring Classic; it will be arriving in Monterey after completing that event. Featuring Touring’s typically graceful, handcrafted aluminum Superleggera coachwork that is finished splendidly in the striking hue of Rosso Amaranto Vinaccia, this classic Alfa Romeo would make an elegant, exciting, and purposeful addition to any collection.
- 311 2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale 134741 $220,000 $240,000 N/R This handsome and well-maintained Challenge Stradale benefits from a life of mild use and fastidious maintenance by two private owners. Chassis 134741 is believed to be one of only eleven examples finished in black and one of perhaps just two that feature a tri-color racing stripe and a red/black interior. As documented by an original window sticker, the Ferrari was optioned with a fire extinguisher, Hi-Fi stereo CD player, and the rare fitted luggage. Retailed through Ferrari of Orange County in Costa Mesa, California, the 360CS was sold in November 2003 to an enthusiast residing in California, though he kept the car for less than five months. In March 2004 the Ferrari passed to a Southern California–based collector, and he retained possession for nearly 12 years while routinely servicing the car at respected area dealerships like Ferrari of Newport Beach and the Auto Gallery in Calabasas. In January 2016 the fine Stradale was displayed at the Cavallino Classic, garnering a prestigious Platinum Award. By March 2016 the Challenge was acquired by Henry Schmitt, and he has only minimally used the car, never putting it on a track, and accruing less than 1,000 additional miles. During his ownership the car has been serviced as needed, including the addition of a new catalytic converter sensor and new tires. Currently displaying less than 10,700 miles, this rakish Ferrari is accompanied by the optional luggage set and owner’s manuals and documented with service records and Carfax report. The Challenge Stradale offers Maranello enthusiasts a blisteringly fast track-ready 360 that can be equally admired or driven for casual fun, ideal for display at FCA events, supercar Sundays, or local cars-and-coffee gatherings.
- 312 1968 Ferrari 365GTC 11969 $500,000 $600,000 The fourth 365 GTC produced, chassis number 11969 was originally finished in Azzurro Hyperion over Nero Franzi leather and was completed in November 1968 by the factory in Maranello. A few weeks later, the car was delivered new to the official Ferrari dealer in Geneva, Switzerland. Spending its first few years in Switzerland, the car was eventually exported from Switzerland to the U.S., where it has remained ever since. In September of 1976, the 365 GTC was noted as being sold by an owner in Florida to Michael F. Stevenson of Atlanta. Stevenson kept the car for only two years, selling it to Dr. Ron Freireich of Riverdale, Georgia, who had the car repainted ivory. Freireich went on to keep the car for the following 18 years, ultimately selling 11969 to Dick Hansen in 1996. Receipts from Mr. Hansen’s ownership reflect that he commissioned a major engine rebuild shortly after his acquisition, which was performed by the Bobileff Motor Car Company of San Diego. Two years later, this Ferrari was purchased by Illinois-based collector John Santucci. Receipts from this period reflect that Mr. Santucci regularly serviced the car as needed, with major work including a rebuild of the engine crank pulley and a full rebuild of the suspension. Purchased by Bill Levine of Long Beach, California, in 2005, the 365 GTC was entrusted to Ferrari specialist Norbert Hofer of Gran Touring Classics in Long Beach. With him, the car was fitted with period-correct Campagnolo alloy wheels, the brakes were rebuilt, the interior was fully restored, and some chrome work was completed. Leo Lee of Los Angeles was the next owner, acquiring the car in 2008 and keeping it through 2011. Further mechanical and cosmetic refreshing was completed in December 2011. Presently finished in traditional red over a beige leather interior, the car is presented in excellent, driving condition. More recently, the GTC was comprehensively serviced by GTO Engineering in Los Angeles between 2017 and April 2019, ensuring that the car was ready to be driven and enjoyed as Ferrari intended. Amongst the rarest production Ferraris of its era, the 365 GTC is considered by many to be a truly exceptional and very capable all-around driver, more than ready to comfortably cover large journeys with two passengers and their luggage.
- 313 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster 1E11898 $225,000 $275,000 N/R One of 2,237 E-Type roadsters built for 1965, this beautifully restored Jaguar is fresh from a comprehensive 2,500-hour restoration by a noted marque expert, aptly describing it: “as new an E-Type that can be put together today.” Simply put, everything down to the last nut and bolt has been touched during the restoration of this exceptional example. The 4.2-liter engine has been rebuilt using all-new parts, including re-sleeving of the cylinders and a dynamic balancing, assuring smooth, vibration-free operation. A new master cylinder, hoses, lines, and wheel slave cylinders are used, along with a complete brake-system rebuild to ensure safe, smooth stopping power. A new wiring harness has been fitted, along with a complete update of the electric system. The gearbox has been rebuilt, including new synchros and layshaft. Beginning with the monocoque shell, it has been stripped to bare metal and finished in a stunning Opalescent Dark Blue by Deluxe Customs of Tempe, Arizona. An all-new grey leather interior has been fitted to the highest of standards. All chrome has been re-plated professionally to echo the mirror finish of the exterior paint. Even new glass has been installed. A striking combination, indeed. The chrome wire wheels have been upgraded from 5.5 to 6 inches in order to accommodate 205-series Michelin blackwall tires, improving both ride and handling. In addition, a 3:07 rear-end gear has been installed for better highway cruising and improved acceleration. Included is the driver’s handbook, jack, and tool roll, as well as the Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate, which indicates the car was manufactured 4 November 1965 and dispatched to Jaguar Cars, New York, on 19 November. Following break-in miles, the car has been “dialed in” and assured to be roadworthy for its new owner. Fitted with the desirable 4.2-liter engine and upgraded all-synchro transmission, this is the E-Type most Jaguar aficionados enjoy driving. As the consigner so succinctly says, “Buy it. Show it. Drive it. Enjoy it.”
- 314 2017 Ford GT 2FAGP9CW9HH200063 $1,200,000 $1,500,000 The owner of this Ford GT was given one of the first allocations for the GT with direct delivery on 5 August 2017. Unlike the 2005–2006 GT that offered only four options, a wide range of choices was available for the new GT, including custom paint finishes. This allowed owners to personalize their cars to their exacting specifications. This example is finished with a one-off Beryllium Orange, similar to the shade featured on the Saleen S7. The extended color pallet option was $30,000, so many owners chose to specify their cars within the standard range of colors. Two gloss black stripes run down the length of the car, and each body panel was protected with LLumar paint protection film before it was driven. All exterior carbon fiber, including the optional carbon wheels, were ordered with a gloss finish, and the interior was finished in a two-tone combination of black and white. Today this Ford GT has less than 400 original miles and is offered in virtually as-new condition and without encumbrance. All factory recalls have been performed, and the transferable Ford warranty is valid until 5 August 2020. Born and bred on the racetrack, the Ford GT is a must-have for any enthusiast of modern supercars or champion of American motorsport.
- 315 1995 Ferrari F50 103351 $3,000,000 $3,500,000 Of the 349 examples claimed to have been built, just 55 were earmarked for the American market, including the car offered here. Finished in popular Rossa Corsa, this example was the 16th built for U.S. delivery and was sold new by Miller Motorcars to John Hirsch of Greenwich, Connecticut. After being acquired by the principal of Ferrari of Atlanta in 2000, the car was treated to an especially rigorous service regimen. Servicing took place at both Ferrari showrooms in Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale to ensure it remained in top running condition, and it is one of just a handful of F50s known to have had the advanced fuel-tank bags replaced. The current owner took one of the nicest original F50s at the time of its sale in 2017 and made perfection his mission. Therefore, in preparation for Ferrari Classiche certification and the 2018 Cavallino Classic, a Ferrari marque consultant who specializes in preservation was hired to oversee that every detail was handled with the utmost care. Over $300,000 was spent over a period of eight months and was not limited to a complete mechanical servicing of the engine, transmission, brakes, and air-conditioning, but also included refurbishing or replacing anything that showed the slightest bit of age with OEM parts or materials while ensuring its proper function. Work included replacing the Tubi exhausts (which are included) with the correct Ferrari OEM exhausts, mufflers, and catalytic converter. Additional parts include a new OEM Lexan, front wheels with new tires, and importing F50 cloth from Italy for the dash and rear section behind the seats. Lastly, the undercarriage was completely gone through and detailed. All invoices are included showing the methodical care the car underwent to achieve this level of condition and preservation. The owner’s mission was accomplished, as this well-known example was awarded the Ferrari Club of America’s Coppa di Platino its first outing at the Cavallino Classic in January 2018 and was Ferrari Classiche–certified in June 2018. The car remains in immaculate condition as both a concours winner and as an extremely well-preserved original example. The original carbon-fiber pattern remains visible beneath the Rosso paint as one would expect from an original and correct F50. Additionally, the car retains its original accessories, including the removable targa top with its original road case, as well as a complete three-piece luggage set. Furthermore, the F50 includes two sets of keys, owner’s manuals, Ferrari flashlight, tire inflator, car cover, and a complete set of tools, including the wheel wrench with bag and a case of spare lightbulbs and belts. More than 20 years after it arrived, the F50 remains an absolute high point in Ferrari’s history. As both a rare U.S.-delivery car and a superlatively cared-for example, this F50 will find itself among the best of its kind for its next loving caretaker.
- 316 1985 Ferrari 308GTS QV Targa 55969 $100,000 $150,000 N/R The opportunity to acquire a new 308 GTS Quattrovalvole has long passed, though you would hardly know it with this car. This spectacular example comes from the last year of production and is finished in Rosso Corsa over a tan leather interior. The car was built in January 1985 and was subsequently delivered new through Hollywood Sports Cars in Hollywood, California. After being acquired by the Ming Collection from its original owner in April 2013, the car now shows just 3,959 miles. An age-related servicing was conducted in the summer of 2013, and the car rides on its period Goodyear NCT VR50 tires. This final-year example is equipped with air-conditioning and 16-inch wheels and is offered with its tool roll and manuals in their correct folio.
- 317 1997 Ferrari F355 Spider 107584 $125,000 $150,000 N/R This F355 Spider, equipped with the desirable six-speed manual gearbox, was originally delivered to Steve Harris Imports of Salt Lake City, Utah, on 11 January 1997. It was subsequently acquired by a dentist in 1999 with just 688 miles on its odometer. Originally finished in Rosso Corsa over tan Connolly hides, this example was lovingly preserved by its previous owner. The car was sold to the Ming Collection with just three additional miles showing in 2007. Both owners shared a goal of owning the finest, best-preserved example of the F355 imaginable. During its time in the Ming Collection, the F355 has been kept to an almost unimaginably high standard and is now offered in spectacularly original condition with just a handful of miles added as a result of routine servicing. The sale includes the owner’s manuals with leather folio, air compressor, and factory tools in a leather case that fits neatly under the front trunk.
- 318 1991 Ferrari F40 87568 $1,500,000 $1,800,000 This example, a U.S.-specification version, was finished in the traditional Rosso Corsa over red cloth seats. The car was delivered on 25 February 1991 to Classic Ferrari, Inc., in Richardson, Texas, and sold to the original owner, James M. Brown of Dallas, on 4 March. The F40 was almost immediately acquired by another local collector and has ever since been known to the curator of the Ming Collection. Several years after delivery, the F40 was displayed at the Hillsborough Concours alongside a matching red 959 in a celebration of modern supercars. Sparingly driven yet always maintained, in January 2000 the Ferrari was awarded a Platinum Award at the Cavallino Classic. Shortly thereafter, it was acquired by in the Ming Collection, in whose care this exceptional F40 has only been driven another 41 miles. In 2004 an extremely rare factory-offered, European-market-only variable height suspension system was retrofitted to the car by a factory-trained marque specialist. As with the other cars in the collection, the F40 has been serviced on a time-related schedule, regardless of miles accumulated. In March 2019 the most recent of these services was performed, with a mileage reading of 1,705 original miles. Included with the car are its original owner’s manuals in a leather folio, a factory-supplied tool kit, factory parts and workshop manuals, a complete set of matching factory-supplied Schedoni luggage, and of course its Ferrari Classiche certification. With a scant 1,705 miles recorded, this top-tier example represents a rare opportunity to acquire an amazing U.S.-spec F40, in its day the pinnacle of Ferrari’s road-going technology and development.
- 319 2007 Ferrari F430 Spider 156806 $200,000 $250,000 N/R The F430 spider offered here was special-ordered by the Ming Collection with a staggering array of options, including red French-stitched leather interior trim, the F1 gearbox, and even a fire extinguisher housed in a matching leather cover, which inflated its original list price as delivered to Ferrari of San Francisco to $313,000. Finished in traditional Rosso Corsa over a tan leather interior, the F430 spider is a fitting tribute to Ferrari’s 60th anniversary. An interior badge attests to its production during the celebration of the brand’s six decades. The car was later upgraded with carbon-fiber-backed factory racing-style seats that integrate beautifully with additional carbon-fiber trim featured in the interior and engine bay. The interior is protected by a set of custom Keith Collins floor mats, while the exterior features full clear protection as well as Delrin skid pads beneath the lower front spoiler. Furthermore, the F430 has been upgraded with a full Tubi exhaust, while the original unit accompanies the car. Showing only 252 miles, the F430 has been sparingly used and obsessively maintained in a private, climate-controlled collection. Age-related services have been performed, and the car was treated to a full service in January 2017.
- 320 1984 Ferrari 512BBi 50965 $350,000 $425,000 N/R The example offered here comes from the final year of production and is finished in traditional Rosso Corsa over tan leather upholstery that extends from the seats to the dashboard, center console, and door panels. A period Ferrari-branded Pioneer radio with a separate graphic equalizer booster control panel sits in the dashboard. Although the BB was never certified for sale in the U.S., this example was sold by Luigi Chinetti to its first owner, Richard Buccola from Anaheim, California, on 22 May 1984 and made legal in that state along with the rest of the country. Incredibly, its odometer displays just 2,501 miles, a nearly unbelievable feat given that the 512 is now 35 years old. Original plastic film applied in Maranello protects its doorsills. Michelin TRX tires remain wrapped around the special alloy wheels with chrome center knock-off caps. Factory books, tools, spare tire, jack, and accessories still accompany the car. The Ming Collection acquired this 512 BBi, certainly among the finest extant, in 2005 and has added just a handful of miles since. Routine age-related servicing has been conducted to ensure that the 512 BBi will run as strongly as its looks suggest, and the last servicing was performed in February 2016.
- 321 2013 Ferrari 458 Spider 193700 $225,000 $275,000 N/R The 458 Spider offered here was assembled in January 2013 after being special-ordered by the Ming Collection. It was extensively optioned, with the original MSRP approaching $413,000, and is finished in Rosso Corsa over a black leather interior with red Alcantara seat inserts. The car was delivered on 13 March 2013, just two months after the completion of assembly and testing in Maranello, and has been obsessively maintained since. Unlike most cars in the collection, this one was subsequently tailored specifically to the owner’s tastes. Novitec lowering springs were fitted, along with Capistro wheel spacers and titanium lug nuts. An Akraprovic exhaust allows the V-8 to sing the sweetest melodies, while a custom bypass switch in the center console lets one change between soft rock and hardcore tunes. Capistro carbon fiber bits adorn its engine bay, including the glass panel lid itself. An Escort iX Ci radar housed in a custom carbon-fiber enclosure on the dashboard completes its interior. Included are the requisite owner’s manuals in their leather folio, tool kit, and air compressor, along with a rare space-saver spare wheel.
- 322 2006 Ferrari FXX 146355 $2,850,000 $3,250,000 Just 29 cars were initially commissioned, though Ferrari presented a 30th to Michael Schumacher on his 2006 retirement from Formula 1, with a small number of post-production units provided to several favored clientele. Those invited to participate in the program were in good company, clearly. This FXX was among the initial production run, and it is offered to the public for the first time since it was built. The Ming Collection acquired the car new at the Fiorano track, where its impressive limits were explored. Then it left the company of the other FXXs that were dispatched via conventional means to Ferrari dealers and was instead packed into a special crate to be delivered directly to the collection. The car is painted Rosso Corsa with white striping and FXX branding at the rear. From the moment the car was unpacked in the U.S., it has remained in time-capsule condition and is among the purest examples extant. Ferrari offered an Evoluzione kit that changed the car’s aerodynamics and modified its gearbox and powertrain. This FXX has not been fitted with the upgrade, and it will be up to the car’s next owner to make that decision. The car is offered with every piece of FXX accoutrements, including tools, racing gear, and other items in special FXX Programme rolling cases, as well as a set of original racing wheels mounted with Bridgestone Potenza slicks and a full complement of Puma gear. Nothing has been opened, unwrapped, or used since the car was imported to the U.S. more than a dozen years ago. The car also sports a set of custom FXX floor mats by Keith Collins. With mere delivery mileage, this FXX is undoubtedly as fine as any extant. It has been carefully and obsessively serviced as part of the private collection and has not since been driven on a track. The car received a new data logger directly from Ferrari in 2011 and was most recently serviced in March of this year, receiving a full inspection, new battery, new fluids, safety check, and a thorough detailing. With such limited production, the presence of an FXX on the open market is an exceptionally rare event worthy of celebration on its own. Ferrari has continued to use the FXX program with two subsequent models, and the automaker has shown no indication of ceasing involvement of its most loyal clients in its development program. This FXX is as pure an example as is likely to ever become available again.
- 323 2019 McLaren Senna SBM15ACA0KW800434 $1,350,000 $1,650,000 This Senna is serial number 434 of the 500 examples that were produced and was delivered to its first and only owner in May 2019. It is a ‘Vision Victory’–specification car featuring blue/grey paintwork, wheels in Satin Raw finish, and calipers and Aeroblades in McLaren Orange. Inside, it is trimmed in Alcantara with the full Alcantara steering-wheel option and also features the bespoke and, of course, lightweight Bowers and Wilkins seven-speaker audio system. Other options include front and rear parking sensors and rear-view camera. To date it has covered just 105 miles and is presented in virtually as-new condition throughout. The Senna was sold out before it was publicly revealed, with less than a third of the 500 cars making their way to the U.S. In an era when manufacturers rely more and more upon hybridization and the use of electricity to unlock extreme performance, the Senna stands alone as one of, if not the last of, the conventionally powered hypercars. It is all the more desirable for this fact, let alone its low mileage and enviable specification. No hypercar collection should be considered complete without one.
- 324 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari 205297 $2,900,000 $3,400,000 The example offered here was among the first to arrive on American soil, and it was delivered to its first owner, a notable private collector, through Ferrari of Denver. Unlike most ordered in red, yellow, or black, this LaFerrari is a rare example painted by the factory in very attractive Grigio Ferro. It is believed to be the only example finished in this color combination with a red interior and fitted with a black carbon-fiber top. The car is further outfitted with black brake calipers behind its black-painted wheels, offering a subtle yet menacing presence. A further $45,000 worth of options were selected by its first owner. Inside, its red leather interior is accented with yellow digital instrumentation, including the odometer that displays a mere 442 miles. Matching red leather luggage designed to fit in the LaFerrari is also included. In today’s market where collectors pay a significant premium to secure that special car that stands above their peers, this example represents an incredibly rare opportunity to acquire a truly exceptional one-off LaFerrari which differs from all the others. It has been recently serviced and is ready to be enjoyed by its next discerning caretaker.
- 325 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 WP0AF2A90BS786000 $500,000 $600,000 Black over Black leather. According to its accompanying Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, the car was finished in Black with a matching Black interior. Along with Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes, the wheels were painted in GT Silver Metallic, and the standard hood and side stripes were deleted, replaced with a subtler “RS 4.0” at the front corner of both doors. A high-gloss bare carbon-fiber hood (the underside of which is signed by Andreas Preuninger, Hans Mezger, and the head of Porsche Exclusive) is mimicked at the back with a matching carbon rear spoiler with contrasting white “Porsche” lettering, along with matching carbon side mirrors. No other 4.0 left the factory with bare carbon fiber bodywork. Inside, the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 is normally a study in minimalism and awash in Alcantara, but Seinfeld clearly chose to reverse this and went about luxuriously trimming the car in leather wherever possible, save for the headliner. As such, the steering wheel, sport bucket seats (with deleted “RS 4.0” logos), door panels, dashboard, steering column trim, and gear shifter (which, along with the brake handle, are of Seinfeld’s own design) are trimmed in black leather, beautifully contrasting with GT Silver stitching throughout – matching the wheels. Other options include the Front Axle Lifting System, Sound Package Plus with Bluetooth Phone Interface, Sport Chrono Package Plus, and PCM with Extended Navigation. With production completed on 23 December 2011, this is said to be the most expensive GT3 RS 4.0 built, with a MSRP of $245,515.00. The final touch was Seinfield’s personalized New York license plate: “MEZGER”. Delivered to Mr. Seinfeld in January of 2012, the car remained in his ownership until June of 2017, during which period it was driven over 5,000 miles, having clearly been a favorite of his to drive and enjoy on the open road. His ownership is confirmed by service receipts and a previous New York title in his name, which are included in the car’s history file, in addition to the car’s original owner’s manuals, original window sticker, and original key fob. The swansong of the 997-generation of 911s, the GT3 RS 4.0 is a must-have automobile in all respects, combining the sheer character that the model has become known for with groundbreaking performance. As is the case with all modern Porsche cars, the uniquely optioned examples consistently prove to be the most desirable. Seinfeld’s own GT3 RS 4.0 checks all the proverbial boxes and has already proven to be a highlight in one of the world’s great Porsche collections. via RM Porsche ’18 sold $566k
- 326 1972 Ferrari 246GT 04970 $475,000 $550,000 Chassis 04970 left the Ferrari factory on 28 March 1973 and was appropriately finished in Rosso Chiaro over a Nero leather interior. The Dino was optioned with power windows and air-conditioning, but more important, it was equipped with 7.5 in. Campagnolo wheels, which necessitated flared wheel arches, as well as the sportier Daytona-style seats. As such, this well-equipped 246 GT is one of only five U.S.-specification examples of the highly desirable ‘Chairs & Flares’ Dino berlinetta. In total, less than 250 such examples are thought to have been constructed, of which most were of the targa-topped GTS variety. Upon leaving the factory, this 246 GT car was shipped to Bill Harrah’s Modern Classic Motors distributorship in Reno, Nevada, en route to Griswold Ferrari of Berkeley, California. Later that year, 04970 was purchased by its first owner, Major Al Thomas, a United States Air Force officer based in nearby Sacramento. Having recently made the significant transition from Company Grade to Field Grade, Major Thomas rewarded himself accordingly with a new Ferrari. He would be its custodian for the next 41 years. Major Thomas used the car regularly for short trips between his home and the air base, although its use in adverse weather was avoided, and the car was meticulously maintained throughout his ownership. Interestingly, the car’s history file contains a photograph of the Dino competing at an SCCA-organised hill climb sometime in 1973 in Placerville, California, roughly 50 miles east of Sacramento. The result from this event is unknown, as is whether 04970 participated in any other competitive events during this time. In 1976, the car was returned to Griswold Ferrari to be repainted in its original color, but this appears to have been the only significant item of cosmetic improvement to have taken place during Major Thomas’s custody. Later that same year, Major Thomas retired from the USAF and became commercially involved with a local Goodyear tire franchise. However, by 1981 he had returned to USAF duties and was transferred—along with his beloved Dino—to Little Rock, Arkansas. Throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s, Major Thomas had taken to competing in SCCA events in his Porsche 911 RSR. In 1981 and 1982, he competed in six Trans-Am rounds against the likes of Danny Ongais, John Paul Jr., John Fitzpatrick, and Klaus Ludwig. Interestingly, his crew chief at the time, Greg Hurt, had past Ferrari experience and took over maintenance responsibilities of the Dino. Having retired from the military for good in 1988, Major Thomas and his family relocated to Florida, and both the major and his Dino would be seen regularly at regional FCA events, including occasional track days at Sebring Raceway. Some 16 years later, in 2014, the major moved once again—this time to Colorado—and made the reluctant decision to part with his beloved Ferrari. Remarkably, the car showed barely 30,700 miles on the odometer—a figure which has been exceeded by only a handful since. Having recently benefitted from some minor cosmetic restoration work, 04970 remains perhaps one of the most original of all 246 GT Dinos, with the added cachet of being one of only a very select band of ‘Chairs & Flares’ coupes known to exist. Accompanied by a set of original manuals, jack, and tool kit—not to mention the impeccable provenance of one owner for 41 of its 47 years—this spritely Dino remains a highly distinguished example of the rare and charismatic Ferrari.
- 327 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster 875331 $400,000 $500,000 So popular was it that the small Jaguar factory was behind on orders for the next four years, meaning there was no compelling reason at all to make major changes to the car until 1964. Rather than large-scale differences, early E-Type enthusiasts look for the small clues that differentiate their cars, such as this car’s chromed escutcheon external bonnet latches, which are the famed “outside latches” that identify a very early E-Type. Very few outside-bonnet-latch cars were ever produced. This car, number 331 in production order, also sports flat floors and welded louvers, which were soon changed to more cost-efficient pressed metal. In recent years, the supply of highly original early E-Types for restoration has dwindled, so the discovery of an original low-mileage example was notable. Fortunately, it ended up in the care of an experienced Jaguar restoration facility, marque specialists Classic Showcase, which had the foresight to preserve as much of the car’s originality as possible. In their California shop, they performed a no-expense-spared rotisserie restoration of this gem. A 100-point result at the May 2014 Jaguar Owners Club of Los Angeles annual Concours d’Elegance is evidence of the car’s excellent overall quality. A few weeks later, “Blue Diamond” again won 1st in Class while at its second event, the San Marino Concours. Complementing that is a fully reworked and leaded body that has been finished in the same Opalescent Dark Blue as indicated on the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate. The completely replated brightwork calls attention to the correct, early Series 1 outside-bonnet-latch and upper-door chrome finisher. The sumptuous interior features correct light blue upholstery and a dark blue convertible top, as it had when it left the factory. As the current owner is a perfectionist, an additional $23,000 was spent to further enhance this already spectacular E-Type after he acquired it in 2014. Improvements included the acquisition of the correct jack ($2,000), tools, and show-quality manuals. Additionally, this E-Type was fitted with a period-correct radio and antenna, new old-stock Jaguar seat belts, and year-of-manufacture license plates. Additional detailing included an expert color sanding and polishing, as well as an engine service. These efforts were rewarded with a 1st in Class win at the 2015 Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance. This stunning early outside-bonnet-latch E-Type is simply one of the best of the best.
- 328 1965 Porsche 356C 1600 Cabriolet 161584 $175,000 $225,000 N/R What’s not to love about a delectably presented, numbers-matching Signal Red ’65 Porsche 356 C Super Cabriolet that has spent its entire life in California? Completed in December 1964, it was delivered to Competition Motors in Culver City and sold new by Four J Motors in Huntington Beach. Per its factory Kardex, the first owner was Mr. Charles Hanks of Goleta, California. With a retail base price of $4,499, the addition of factory-installed optional chrome wheels and hubcaps, a pair of fog lamps, a wood-rimmed steering wheel, front seat belts, and delivery charge brought the selling total to $4,737.90. A Blaupunkt AM/FM radio and antenna were installed by the dealer. A thorough refurbishment in 2015–2016 by 356 specialist Mark Miletich of Scotts Valley, California, determined that the hood, trunk, and doors were original, as were the main floors and longitudinals. Miletich replaced the front-compartment battery box floor with factory-correct sheet metal, repaired corroded areas of the doors and shut lines, and took care of some straightening around the nose. The car was then repainted in factory-original Signal Red. Miletich also carried out a brake and suspension overhaul that included new discs, hoses, hard lines, and a replacement master cylinder. The well-detailed engine has been fitted with a big-bore kit and refurbished Solex P40-II carburetors, a full-flow oil filter conversion and sump extension, rebuilt distributor, and a secondary electric fuel pump. An Optima Red Top battery resides beneath a period-look cover in the front trunk, and the lighting has been upgraded. The cabin was reupholstered by Jeff Belardi Interiors of Watsonville with black leather and tan German square-weave wool carpet. The older folding top was reupholstered in black German canvas and still presents well. Recently serviced, this very nice cabriolet is supplied with a matching canvas boot and tonneau, two sets of keys, a copy of the factory Kardex, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, a restored Four J Motors license frame, and an owner’s manual properly dated June 1964.
- 329 1958 Lancia Aurelia B24S Convertible B24S 1445 $325,000 $400,000 Chassis number B24S-1445 was completed on 12 September 1957, finished in Grigio over Pelle Rossa. The Lancia has had only four owners from new and has been under single-family ownership since 1977. Prior to their purchase, it is believed the Aurelia had been repainted, a fine job that has beautifully mellowed with age. Under the family’s ownership, the seats have benefitted from a more recent reupholstering, though the interior retains many original features, such as the wood-rimmed steering wheel and Jaeger instrumentation. The Lancia is powered by a 118 bhp, 2,451 cc OHV V-6 engine, which is mated to a four-speed manual transmission. It is also accompanied by a 1977 bill of sale, select service records, tool pouch, and jack. This B24S convertible represents an excellent opportunity to own one of the most elegant and technically advanced cars of its era. An excellent driving example that has always been maintained as needed, this fine Aurelia would make an ideal candidate for restoration or left as is and continued to be driven and enjoyed.
- 330 1938 Lagonda V12 Rapide Roadster 14068 $1,200,000 $1,500,000 The current owner believes that chassis no. 14068 was the first Rapide drophead coupe produced. According to the files of the Lagonda Club, it was finished in “mushroom” with a green leather interior and delivered in October 1938 to Alfred James McAlpine, grandson of the British engineering giant Sir Robert McAlpine and son of construction baron Sir Alfred McAlpine. “Jimmie” McAlpine was a noted automobile enthusiast who owned and drove many of the great European Classics. McAlpine maintained the car until 1949; it was returned to the Works in 1941 and upgraded with the so-called Sanction II “Marine” upgrade, a revised firing order, and an intake manifold with four SU DAL carburetors, as had been used on the V-12 team cars at Le Mans two years prior. Significantly, it retains the engine, carburetors, and manifold setup to this day. Now capable of some 206 bhp, the car remained in McAlpine’s ownership for many years more, before he sold it to Arthur Ormsby in December 1955. In the early 1960s, the Lagonda moved to the United States, and by November 1961 it was in the ownership of Stephen A. Lincoln, then of Sparta, New Jersey. Mr. Lincoln was an early member of the Classic Car Club of America and built friendships in the close-knit East Coast Lagonda circles; photographs published in The Classic Car show it as one of several Lagondas that annually attended Princeton football games. The car was eventually acquired from Mr. Lincoln’s estate sale in 1983 by a gentleman in Massachusetts, and about two years later it passed to Dr. Terry Bennett of New Hampshire. Renowned enthusiast Knox Kershaw acquired the car from Dr. Bennett’s collection in 1991 and maintained it in his own stable in Montgomery, Alabama, still in extremely original condition, for the next six years. In 1997 Mr. Kershaw was persuaded to sell the V-12 Rapide to Dr. Winfried Kallinger of Austria. Dr. Kallinger was very enthusiastic about driving the Lagonda. The car was restored by the firm of Plus Four, with the engine rebuilt by the noted British firm of Crosthwaite & Gardiner; receipts for the very thorough work, including the milling of a new crank, pistons, connecting rods, and camshafts, are on file. Dr. Kallinger eventually sold the Lagonda to Lord Bamford, the highly respected British collector of performance automobiles. Lord Bamford brought the car to Clark & Carter, who refinished the body and interior to the present elegant color scheme, dark green over ivory, and performed further mechanical restoration, including overhauling the carburetors, rebuilding the throttle bodies, fitting new brake linings and hoses, and overhauling the centralized chassis lubrication system. Most recently the V-12 Rapide has been part of a highly regarded American Lagonda collection. It was shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2017, earning 1st in Class honors, and returned to its homeland for an appearance at the Concours d’Elegance at Hampton Court Palace just this past year. It is ready for further concours appearances on either side of the Atlantic as truly one of the most superb examples of its kind.
- 331 1962 Ferrari 250GT California SWB 4131GT $10,500,000 $13,000,000 Completed by the factory on 28 December 1962, chassis 4131 GT was the 55th of the 56 SWB California Spiders produced and was equipped as a road car with steel bodywork, open headlights (one of 19), front bumper guards, and the features of “teardrop” side-marker lights and the latest tipo 168/61 engine. Finished in Rosso (10593), an elegant, slightly darker shade of red, with a beige leather (VM 3218) interior, it was delivered new by the famous official Ferrari dealer Automobile Monteverdi AG of Binningen-Basel, Switzerland, and first registered for the road in that country on 19 February 1963, as seen in Roger Gloor and C.L. Wagner’s Monteverdi (p. 122). Its original owner was John Amborn, also of Binningen. Unique to Swiss market cars, 4131 GT was provided with a dual horn system (country/city) and was also required to have a side mirror installed on the driver’s-side fender. According to marque historian Marcel Massini, the car was enjoyed by a couple of subsequent Swiss owners, including former Olympic medalist skier Ralph Olinger, until 1971. It was sold that year through Rob de la Rive Box to George Carrick of Ontario, Canada, with approximately 55,000 kilometers accrued. Mr. Carrick enjoyed the car very much and maintained it for over a decade, during which time the car served as the inspiration and as the cover feature of Mr. Carrick’s own volume on the model, The Spyder California—A Ferrari of Particular Distinction, one of the first model-specific books written on a Ferrari. Mr. Carrick also exhibited the car at the Ferrari Club of America’s annual meetings in 1973, 1975, and 1977. Mr. Carrick recently recounted a fascinating story in which he brought the car to Toronto dealer Maranello Motors for service and found himself building a relationship with a young mechanic named Remo Ferri. Shortly thereafter Mr. Ferri went into business on his own, and thus Mr. Carrick and his California Spider became the first customers of what is today the modern R. Ferri Automotive, which includes Ferrari of Ontario and R. Ferri Motorsport, and one of Canada’s best-known, most respected Ferrari figures. In 1983 the car, now with 80,000 km, was sold to a Swiss customer, Dr. Jurg Heer, but was destined to remain in North America when, shortly thereafter, it passed to Walt McCune of Modena Imports in Los Angeles. It passed in 1992 to Jim Wollisoff of Long Island, then in December of 1994 to the present owner, in whose collection it has now remained for nearly 25 years. The car now shows 88,491 km at the time of cataloguing and, according to former owner George Carrick, remains virtually as he left it in the early 1980s. Even the delightfully patinated original leather interior remains intact, with an inviting and charmingly “broken-in” appearance, fairly begging a new owner to slip behind the wheel and drive the car as Ferrari intended. Recently the car was awarded its all-important Ferrari Classiche certification, recognizing that it remains as it was delivered from the factory, including the original engine, gearbox, differential, and other drivetrain components, down to the Borrani wire wheels. It is accompanied by its Red Book, verifying its originality and authenticity, and could well be considered the most original and unmolested survivor of its kind—important when considering a model that was frequently used hard by the original owners. With covered headlight examples commanding a large and historically unprecedented premium over equal-quality open-headlight examples in today’s market, 4131 GT presents a very interesting opportunity to the discerning collector. At only a modest premium to a Series 1 Pininfarina cabriolet or 250 LWB California Spyder, 4131 GT’s latest tipo 168/61 motor, Dunlop disc brakes, and upgraded suspension offer a noticeably improved driving experience over the earlier models. It is easy to say of this automobile what has been said before about its brethren, speaking of its rarity, its specification, and its performance. Chassis number 4131 GT is, however, something truly special, as an automobile that remains much as its early enthusiast owners drove it. It still joyfully wears their fingerprints and still appears ready to take on an open road with a new caretaker behind the wheel, shifting through the gears and enjoying the amazing sound of an iconic V-12.
- 332 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda 113.044.10.022644 $150,000 $200,000 N/R An original four-speed manual example, this 280 SL was fully restored by Mercedes-Benz specialist Mark Passarelli, who is very well-known for his work on 300 SLs and other vintage Mercedes of the era. The U.S. headlights, bumper over-riders, and side markers were removed during the restoration, making it truer to the clean lines of Paul Bracq’s original design. It was finished in the striking color combination of metallic medium blue over Cognac leather interior with a dark brown soft top. The removable “Pagoda” hardtop features a very unusual but practical sliding sunroof, likely a period dealer-installed aftermarket accessory. Also included is a set of fitted luggage trimmed in matching Cognac, as well as a tool kit and spare tire. Few 280 SLs have received the level of attention this example has, making it surely one of the finest available. It has been collector-owned and only carefully used in the past 10 years, so the restoration remains fresh. With its fantastic color combination, two tops, and restoration by a marque specialist, it is undoubtedly one of the most attractive 280 SLs.
- 333 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce AR1493*06874 $140,000 $180,000 N/R This especially handsome Giulietta Sprint Veloce was acquired by its current enthusiast owner from noted Italian car specialist and restorer Raffi Najarian at the Pit Stop in Brisbane, California. Mr. Najarian treated this rare 750-series Sprint Veloce to a correct, highly detailed comprehensive restoration to be part of his personal collection of significant Italian sports cars. No detail was overlooked in an effort to make this a concours-worthy example, and a large file of receipts documents much of that effort. The nut-and-bolt restoration included a comprehensive rebuild of mechanical components, including its series-correct Veloce 1300 engine. A sumptuous two-tone leather interior and alluring dark blue paint, both done to extremely high standards, complement the elegant Bertone coachwork. Visually stunning and sure to be a delight on the open road, this Giulietta is offered with a reproduction owner’s manual and tool roll. Beautifully presented, a finer example of a 750-series Sprint Veloce will be very hard to come by.
- 334 1961 Ferrari 250GT Pininfarina Cabriolet Series II 3009GT $1,500,000 $1,800,000 Grigio Ortello over Tan leather. via Luigi Chinetti Motors in Verde Italver over Natural Franzi leather to Angelo Roma, USA (1), unknown, Arthur True ’60s, Willard Quinn, Erich Traber, Switzerland ’89, redone in gunmetal grey over red leather, Japan from ’04, USA from ’10, restored by Fast Cars Ltd., 600 miles since. Wonderful condition. via RM New York ’17 Not sold $1.5 – 1.8 mil.
- 335 2005 Ford GT 1FAFP90S35Y400984 $300,000 $350,000 N/R Finished in Midnight Blue with an Ebony leather interior, this handsome GT is equipped with all four available options: painted racing stripes, forged aluminum BBS wheels, red-painted brake calipers, and the upgraded McIntosh stereo. Pampered and fastidiously cared for since new, this Ford GT remains in pristine original condition, having only been carefully driven less than 100 miles since it rolled off the Ford assembly line. Even with the new Ford GT in production, the GT of 2005–2006 remains highly desirable and has proven to be one of the most collectable cars built in the 21st century. This example is presented in like-new condition and with less than 100 miles on its odometer. It can be driven and enjoyed or kept and preserved as one of the most significant and exciting cars built by Ford in its storied 110-year history. This car represents a rare opportunity to acquire one of the finest Ford GTs available.
- 336 1991 Porsche 911/964 Carrera 4 Lightweight 964-015 $450,000 $550,000 Predictably, the Lightweight was not granted a standard 17-digit identification number and was thus not eligible for import into the U.S. All 22 said to have been built followed the same 964 0## sequence, and the car offered here is the 15th serialized example. This car’s first owner, Mike Amalfitano, acquired the car from Porsche and, after some back and forth with the EPA and DOT, successfully petitioned then–New Hampshire governor Judd Gregg to help him legally import it to the U.S. for competition-only use. The car was intended for use on the Mt. Washington Auto Road Hillclimb, but ultimately the C4L was never entered and has reportedly never competed since. It shows just under 4,500 kilometers today and could potentially be used in certain events. Included are the factory “Carrera 4 Leichtbau” parts manual, correspondence relating to its purchase, as well as the chassis and body workshop manuals. via Bonhams Quail ’10 sold $133k
- 337 1962 Ferrari 250GT Short Wheelbase 3359GT $8,000,000 $10,000,000 N/R According to the research of marque historian Marcel Massini, the SWB’s certificate of origin was issued in early April 1962, after which it was sold by SEFAC to Giuseppe Chiusolo of Naples, and at the end of the month the berlinetta was registered as 216600 NA. After passing through Italian ownership, the berlinetta found its way in 1973 to Tom Meade, a well-known American Ferrari legend who resided in Modena. Meade famously eked out a living by brokering used -car transactions to support his passion. In May 1973 Meade sold the SWB to Michael Fisher of the United Kingdom, a race team owner who had entered a March F3 at the 1973 Monaco Grand Prix, to be driven by future Indianapolis 500 winner Danny Sullivan. Mr. Fisher assumed ownership of the Ferrari in Milan (where it had apparently been stored for some time) and then commissioned Meade to deliver it to Monaco so that Danny Sullivan could take possession on his behalf. After the Monaco Grand Prix, Sullivan drove the SWB to Paris upon Mr. Fisher’s instructions, meeting the owner in the French capital. Mr. Fisher drove the car in events at circuits such as Snetterton and Silverstone once it arrived in the UK. The owner also occasionally showed the SWB at major races, as when it was spotted parked at Formula 1’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone in July 1973. In 1974 Fisher sold the 250 GT to Ted Rowbotham, a Canadian émigré living in London, and during 1975 the car was the beneficiary of a restoration by the British marque specialist David Clarke of Graypaul Motors. Over the following year, the Ferrari was exported to the United States and sold to Ronald Jahaaski of Ridgefield, Connecticut, and by the end of 1976 the car was purchased by Dr. Terence Clark of Clemson, South Carolina. In 1979 the SWB was offered by the well-known FAF Motorcars in Tucker, Georgia, and after passing through Joe Marchetti’s garage in Chicago in 1981, including brief ownership by local resident Michael Leventhal, the car was acquired by Don Walker’s Dallas Motorsports, of Dallas, Texas. In the late 1980s, Mr. Walker sold the berlinetta to Marvin Johnson, a trucking magnate also based in Dallas. In the early 1990s, the Ferrari returned to Europe, passing through a Swiss dealer. The car was purchased in 1998 by Jean-Pierre Grave of France, and he drove the car in the Tour de France Auto retro rally five times in seven years between 1999 and 2005. In 2009 the well-maintained 250 GT was purchased by the respected collector Jean-Pierre Slavic of Mies, Switzerland, and he commissioned a full restoration supervised by Ferrari Classiche. This top-shelf work included a freshening of the steel coachwork by the highly esteemed Carrozzeria Autosport (whose proprietors, Franco Bachelli and Roberto Villa, cut their teeth at Scaglietti), featuring a refinish in the original factory color combination of Grigio Argento over Rosso leather. Autofficina Bonini of Cadelbosco was also retained to conduct much of the work, which reportedly included nearly $500,000 worth of work, bringing the car to FCA Platinum–level standards. Following completion of the premium refurbishment, the SWB was authenticated with a Ferrari Classiche Red Book that documents the presence of all the major original mechanical equipment, including the matching-numbers V-12 engine, the original tipo 539/61 gearbox and tipo 539 rear differential. On the strength of the breathtaking restoration, the 250 GT was accepted and presented at the 2012 Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza, receiving a class award. Mr. Slavic also drove the SWB in the 80th Anniversary meeting of the Grand Prix of Montreux in early September 2014. The carʼs current owner, a connoisseur and collector of some of the worldʼs most important Ferraris, has continued to enjoy and sparingly use 3359 GT, during which time it has been maintained by the experts at both Motion Products as well as Brooke Betz in Southern California. A senior specialist at RM Sothebyʼs recently had the opportunity to get behind the wheel of 3359 GT and reported it performed as good as it looks, pulling strong through all the gears, cornering sharply, and doing everything it should after its exacting restoration. Many experts believe that the 250 SWB models are currently a great value compared to their peer the 250 GTO, of which good examples trade in at several times that of the SWB. The 250 SWB is arguably the most well-proportioned and attractive berlinetta in Ferrariʼs 70-year history, and the performance and usability are sought after among both younger and older generations of collectors. Documented with a Massini history that illustrates a direct chain of ownership for most of its 57 years, this exquisite short-wheelbase 250 GT presents magnificently, rich in details such as the body-colored dash panel and shining Borrani alloy wire wheels. The recent restoration by Ferrari’s preferred workshops and direct supervision by the factory suggests peerless adherence to original standards and correct finishes, offering a matching-numbers car that should find favorable judging at the most discriminating events. Whether enjoyed at marque gatherings or cloistered in privacy, this stunning example of Maranello’s ultimate dual-purpose berlinetta offers an unparalleled opportunity for collectors everywhere. Offered at Gooding Pebble ’16 Not sold $9.3 mm
- 338 1927 Bentley 6.5 Litre Vanden Plas Le Mans Tourer Rep. BX2416 $900,000 $1,200,000 According to information on file from the W.O. Bentley Memorial Foundation, 6½-Litre chassis no. BX2416 was originally supplied to Dr. Rudolph de Trafford of London, as a 12’6″ (150 in.) wheelbase model with a Weymann saloon body by J. Gurney Nutting. In this form the car underwent maintenance by Bentley Motors through 1930. The next known owner, C. Willis of Basingstroke, acquired the car in 1932 and is known to have maintained it for at least the next three years. Following the Second World War, the car appears to have been acquired by Major Jack Bailey, a sportsman who rebuilt it as a special, shortening its chassis to 124 in., lowering the radiator, and fitting a rudimentary two-seater body, as well as the registration plate PF 6204 of his 3-Litre. In this form the car was used extensively for regional racing and touring. The Bentley’s next definite owner was R.G.S. Burnett, who registered it with the Club in 1962. Barry Graham Burnett registered it in 1972 and by the following decade had fitted the car with a Vanden Plas–style Le Mans fabric tourer body, as well as reunited it with its original registration plate, YF 4648. Well-known marque specialist David Ayres acquired the 6½-Litre from Burnett in 2008 and shortly thereafter sold it to noted enthusiast Ron Rezek of Ashland, Oregon. In an accompanying book documenting the car and its restoration, Mr. Rezek notes his delight at finding that the car retained much of its original chassis frame, as well as the original engine, steering box, and rear axle. He commissioned Mr. Ayres to restore the car as authentically as possible to 1930 Le Mans team-car specification with numerous Speed Six features. This included modifying the engine to full competition specification, with twin HV5 carburetors fitted with 8-liter float chambers, an 8-liter water pump, special oil feed to the camshaft, and a large-capacity oil pump; it is fed by a Le Mans–style 40-gallon fuel tank, custom-made to the original Works team specifications, and produces some 200 horsepower. The 132 in. chassis was outfitted with Andre Hartford friction shock absorbers, 3:1 gears, and all-new brake drums and spindles, while the correct Rexine-covered body was dressed with proper Zeiss headlamps in Le Mans–style frames. Great care was taken to finish the car as properly as possible while also setting it up for continued long-distance enjoyment. Mr. Rezek enjoyed the car for several years, exhibiting it at the Bentley Club Concours d’Elegance in 2010 and winning Best Restoration. He was proud that it was a fit road machine, something that he demonstrated on two editions of the Colorado Grand and an epic 3,000-mile tour of Europe with the Bentley Drivers Club, conquering the Stelvio Pass and other formidable stretches through the Alps. This is a 6½-Litre Bentley true to the legend—every enthusiast’s image of the rip-snorting, all-conquering fabric tourer of Bentley Boys fame, restored and presented for high-speed driving enjoyment well into the future. via Gooding Pebble ’15 sold $1.21 mil.
- 339 2005 Porsche Carrera GT WP0CA298X5L001399 $625,000 $725,000 N/R This stunning GT Silver example presently records fewer than 5,200 actual miles at the time of cataloguing and is in spectacular original condition. A two-owner car, this GT was serviced at Rusnak Porsche less than 200 miles ago with four new Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, alignment, new spark plugs, oil service, TPMS sensors, and a clutch measurement of 30.5 mm. It is offered with its original manuals, two keys, a valet key, covers for the roof panel, and optional matching seven-piece luggage set, including garment bag, shoulder bag, briefcase, duffle bag, console bag, and two small leather pouches that fit neatly into the ends of the doors, as well as a center-lock socket, air compressor, and the Tire Mobility System. Automotive critics hailed the Carrera GT as one of the greatest supercars of all time when it was introduced, marveling over its incredible performance in a lightweight, race-ready package with exotically beautiful styling. Considering this example’s low mileage and factory-fresh condition, it is an opportunity not to be missed.
- 340 1966 Ferrari 275GTB Alloy Longnose 08497 $2,900,000 $3,500,000 Within the lineage of 275 GTBs, chassis no. 08497 occupies an interesting niche. It was built as a late-production model with the desirable long-nose bodywork and torque-tube driveshaft. It was also outfitted from new with the sought-after aluminum coachwork. Most who ordered aluminum bodywork were looking to use their cars in competition and also specified the six-carburetor setup. However, 08497 is one of only four alloy-bodied, torque-tube, long-nose 275 GTBs to retain the triple-carburetor setup, making it far rarer than its six-carburetor, alloy-bodied siblings. According to information provided by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, chassis 08497 was completed by the factory on 12 April 1966 and departed Maranello less than a month later yet would remain in its native Italy. Also fitted with full leather seats, the car was originally finished in Bianco Polo (20-W-152) over a Nero (VM 8500) leather interior and was delivered new to Fiorenzo Novali, a resident of Bergamo, through Crepaldi Auto S.a.S., the official Ferrari dealer in Milan. Registered on Italian plates BG 136914, the car remained with him for one year and was subsequently sold to Ettore Bonassoli of Torre Boldone. The car’s third owner was Alessandro de Beneditti of Turin, and at that point the car was re-registered in Turin on registration no. TO A 05345. In April of 1973, chassis 08497 was imported to the U.S. and sold to August E. Weddle of Goldendale, Washington. Later sold to a Mr. Loomis in California, the car returned to Europe in 1989, when it was acquired by a gentleman in Geneva. After returning to its second home of Bergamo with a subsequent owner, the 275 GTB was sold to Joel Berg in Sweden and restored in blue metallic around 2006. In Berg’s ownership, the car was granted Ferrari Classiche certification, confirming that it is fully matching-numbers throughout, including the original engine and gearbox. It was shown at the 2010 Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza and the next year was driven in the Coppa Milano-Sanremo Rally. In 2014, the car was sold to a significant collector based on the U.S. West Coast, who retains ownership to this day. A bona fide, blue-chip collectible, the Ferrari 275 GTB is arguably one of the most beautiful front-engine V-12 Ferraris ever built and a must-have for any serious collector. This alloy 275 stands out from the rest due to its exceptionally rare build specification and would be an ideal example for entry to prestigious international concours events as well as vintage rallies.
- 341 1971 Ferrari 365GTB/4 14189 $675,000 $750,000 Chassis number 14189, completed by the factory in 1971, was finished in Nero (20-B-50) over a beige leather interior with black “Daytona” seat inserts. The car was nicely equipped with air-conditioning and power windows. A U.S.-specification example, the Daytona was first delivered to Bill Harrah’s Modern Classic Motors of Reno, Nevada, before being purchased new by George R. Shelly of Pompano Beach, Florida, in December 1971. The car remained in Shelly’s ownership for over two decades, and during this time, Shelly showed it at a Florida-region Ferrari Club of America event at Hutchinson Island, Florida. Later, in December 1992, the car was sold to Richard V. Munz of Madison, Wisconsin. In 1993, Mr. Munz presented the car at the 1993 Cavallino Classic, where it won a Preservation Cup award. In 1994 the car’s mileage was noted as being only 20,748 miles from new. In the summer of 2001, the car was offered in the Ferrari Market Letter and was described as “one of the best Daytonas in existence.” The Daytona is believed to have remained with Munz until being purchased by a Los Angeles–based collector. In August 2016 the car was acquired by its current and only fourth owner, also residing in Los Angeles. As of today, the 365 GTB/4 presents in highly original condition throughout. Notably, it still retains its original black paint (showing natural lacquer checks from polishing) with the exception of the hood and trunk lid, which have been refinished. It still sports original Borrani wire wheels as well as its original glass. The car’s high level of originality continues through to its original heater and AC hoses, original tie straps on the wiring harness, and even its original smog equipment with Aeroquip hoses. Furthermore, the car has been certified by Ferrari Classiche and retains its original major mechanical components. As requested by the owner, two certification binders from Ferrari Classiche were issued, and both of those remain with the car, along with a handful of prior service receipts, scoring sheets from when it was shown in the 1990s, and original tool roll and tools. In March 2016, Ferrari of Beverly Hills serviced the car, where it received an annual maintenance that included an oil change, brake-fluid change, and coolant change. In the early summer of 2017, the Daytona was shipped to Rex Nguyen Restorations of Marina Del Rey, California, in an effort to enhance its already-high level of originality. As such, minor details were corrected throughout, such as sourcing proper hose clamps in the engine bay and fitting period-correct Michelin XWX tires. It was later that Nguyen and two other Ferrari Club of America judges had a chance to look over the car and were highly impressed with its originality and overall presentation. In its current ownership, the car has been driven roughly 1,200 miles. This spectacular example retains a high level of originality, thanks to having been driven less than 24,000 miles from new. And thanks to past caring owners, the Daytona presents a high level of authenticity and will be sure to shine at Ferrari club events and concours. It is fair to say that this car is a must-have addition for any serious Ferrari collector, given its remarkable state of preservation.
- 342 1961 Maserati 5000GT Ghia Coupe AM103*018 $500,000 $700,000 N/R This 5000 GT, chassis no. AM103 018, was completed in July 1961 and was the ninth example built. Most 5000 GTs were built with understated bodies by Allemano, but 018 was the only example coachbuilt by Ghia. Sergio Sartorelli, head of the style prototyping department at Ghia, created its stunning one-off design incorporating cutting-edge styling elements of the time, many of which were later seen on other Ghia designs. Sartorelli was best known for designing the Karmann Ghia Type 34, Fiat 126, Fiat 2300 coupe, and Chrysler Ghia Crown Imperial limousine, along with his work as the director of design at OSI. In addition to his work with Ghia and OSI, Sartorelli also designed a few prototype Lambretta scooters, meeting Ferdinando Innocenti in the process. An Italian businessman whose factories were destroyed in World War II, Innocenti envisioned a future of affordable transportation and created the Lambretta scooter in 1947, making him one of the wealthiest people in the country. Innocenti recognized Sartorelli’s talent and had him design his personal 5000 GT. Ghia displayed 018 on their stand at the 1961 Turin Auto Show, finished in its original color combination of silver over black. A high-quality period color photo of the car at Turin shows its beautiful design and color combination. Before delivery to Innocenti, Maserati loaned the car to Sports Car Graphic editor Bernard Cahier for a high-speed road test featured in their January 1962 issue. Cahier wrote, “We found ourselves glued to our seats by the tremendous acceleration such as is found only in racing cars…I have driven many fast cars before, but never did I feel such power coming on so fast, so fast indeed that when I shifted from 3rd into top gear on the first little straight, I found that the car was already doing 135 mph!” The Maserati covered a standing kilometer in 26.6 seconds at 135 mph, the fastest sprint Cahier had ever recorded at that time. Innocenti later sold the car, and after being owned by a few people in Italy, it found its way to Saudi Arabia, where it was long thought to have been lost. Rubayan Alrubayan, a Saudi Arabian car enthusiast, acquired the Maserati in the 1970s and, unaware of its significance, parked the car, where it sat unmoved for decades. After Alrubayan’s death several years ago, his heirs decided to bring the car inside to prevent further decay and are now offering it for sale. Arabic spray paint on the side of the door marked it as abandoned and due to be scrapped, but thankfully it was saved just in time. After sitting outside for nearly 50 years, AM103 018 is in remarkably complete condition and would be an ideal example to restore to its former show-car glory. Although weathered, it has never been vandalized, disassembled, or stripped of parts. Remnants of its original silver paint and subsequent blue paint (from the mid-1960s) are visible. Even the unused spare tire is still in the trunk! Original pencil drawings from Ghia can be seen on the inside of the driver’s-side door panel where the leather has peeled back, and the original glass remains in excellent condition. Although difficult to read, the odometer shows 15,561 kilometers, which very likely is its original mileage. As a one-off coachbuilt example of Maserati’s ultimate road car, it would be celebrated at virtually every concours event and is eagerly awaiting its return to the limelight.
- 343 1949 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Roadster 670005 $350,000 $400,000 Only 240 hand-built, alloy-bodied XK 120 roadsters were produced, and this exceptional example, chassis number 670005, was the very first XK 120 imported into the United States. It left the Jaguar factory in the non-standard color of Blue Sheen, the only XK 120 originally finished in this beautiful color. Dispatched on 17 August 1949, it was the fifth left-hand-drive XK to leave the factory and the first destined for America, imported by noted New York distributer Max Hoffman. Shortly after receiving the car, Hoffman brought it to the second annual Watkins Glen Grand Prix, where it was used as the official parade vehicle prior to the start of the weekend’s main event. Either during or just prior to the Watkins Glen event, 670005 was sold to Austin James of New York. The next owner was Donald Batchelder, followed by the Brockman family in 1957. The Brockmans would retain the car for the next three decades before selling it in 1985. When discovered, the car was complete but in need of restoration. Between October 2005 and June 2008, the XK 120 was treated to a no-expense-spared restoration by the foremost Jaguar specialist in the United States, JK Restorations of Oswego, Illinois. It was refinished in its stunning original combination of Blue Sheen over a two-tone blue leather interior. Upon completion, the Jaguar was exhibited frequently, beginning at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in 2009. At the JCNA biennial Challenge Championship in San Antonio, Texas, this XK 120 Alloy captured the 2009 Concours Champion award in Class C02 (Champion Class). Subsequently, at the 2009 Jaguar Club of Florida Concours, the roadster was bestowed with Best of Show and Best of Class honors, scoring a perfect 100 points. At the Suncoast Jaguar Club Concours later that year, it received yet another 100-point judgment and received 1st Place in the Champion Class. Chassis 670005 was judged at an average score of 99.99 points by JCNA for the 2009 Concours Championship season. Additionally, 670005 won the JCNA award in both 2009 and 2010 for 1st Place in Slalom Class B (1949–1961 XK 120, 140, and 150) and in so doing recorded the fastest time in JCNA history, eclipsing the previous record set in 1997. The car has been fastidiously cared for as part of an East Coast collection since and presents splendidly today, including its weather gear and an exceptional original tool roll. Perhaps the words of Jaguar historian and respected author Phillip Porter describes this stunning XK 120 best: “a truly exceptional XK 120, both in regard to its history and condition…In my opinion, it is without question one of the most important Jaguar XKs still in existence.”
- 344 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 CSX3237 $1,100,000 $1,250,000 Built in May of 1966, chassis number CSX 3237 was originally finished in red with a black interior and fitted with a 428 cu. in. V-8. Its first known owner, according to the SAAC World Registry of Cobras & GT40s, was J. Rhoades Moore of Enid, Oklahoma. The car remained with Moore until it was sold to another Oklahoma-based owner, French Hickman, in the early 1970s, at which time it was reported to have been refinished in blue. In the 1980s CSX 3237 was refinished in its original red and equipped with a handful of updates, including an oil cooler, hood scoop, quick jacks, black side pipes, and custom roll bar. Passing through a few subsequent owners, the car was finally purchased by Phil Combs of California in December of that year. At that time the car was sent to renowned Cobra restorer Mike McCluskey for a full restoration, where it was returned to factory-original specification. Afterwards CSX 3237 was sold to an owner in Japan in the 1990s, where it remained for a few years before returning to the U.S. Purchased by Mr. Fonvielle roughly five years ago, CSX 3237 was shipped to the renowned Cobra specialists at Curt Vogt’s Cobra Automotive of Wallingford, Connecticut, for a full restoration. Restored with a brief to be a show winner but also ready to drive and enjoy on long-distance tours at a moment’s notice, no expense was spared in bringing this Cobra to brilliant condition. All original components were rebuilt or upgraded during the restoration, and the car is fitted with proper leather seats, correct Wilton carpeting, the original steering wheel and air splitter, as well as custom exhaust headers. After the engine was rebuilt for high performance and touring, a dyno test showed 460 bhp was produced at the crankshaft. It is accompanied today by extensive documentation, an owner’s manual, jack, grease gun, top irons and convertible top, side curtains, tonneau cover, and a spare set of Halibrand wheels and tires in addition to the original Sunburst wheels with Avon tires (including a trunk-mounted Sunburst spare wheel). A true performance-car icon in every sense, a well-prepared 427 Cobra is a staple of every collection. This example checks all the right boxes and is ready for whatever its next owner has in store, be it long-distance cruising or the concours lawn.
- 345 1932 Packard Twin Six Dietrich Individual Custom Sport Phaeton 900-362 $750,000 $950,000 Early Packard records did not survive to present day, but it is known that body 5494 was updated in 1938 by fitting the graceful original Twin Six sport phaeton body on a brand-new 1938 Packard Twelve chassis. In order to do this, the upper cowl and windshield assembly were fitted to the new 1938 cowl. At the same time, a more modern “torpedo”-style rear-body section was grafted on, and a set of up-to-date, pontoon-style Packard fenders were fitted. The owner, possibly the original one, is believed to have been in the service of the U.S. Diplomatic Corps, and he accepted a posting to South Africa in the late 1930s. Accordingly, the Packard was shipped there, where it remained until 1967 or 1968, when its whereabouts came to the attention of longtime classic car enthusiast Jim Hull during a trip to Johannesburg. Hull brought the car back to the U.S. and enjoyed his unique Packard Custom Dietrich for many years. Meanwhile, the only other surviving 1932 Twin Six Dietrich sport phaeton, body number 5493, was in the hands of Dick Dewey, a well-known Packard enthusiast at the time. Noted collector Robert Bahre, of Oxford, Maine, had tried unsuccessfully for many years to buy the car from Dewey, believing it to be the only survivor. Thus, when Bahre learned of the existence of the Hull car, he quickly negotiated its purchase. As it happened, Bahre owned a very low-mileage 1932 Packard Twin Six chassis carrying rather antiquated 1920s Fleetwood coachwork that had been installed by its original owner in the period. Bahre saw the chance to fulfill his dream of finally owning a ’32 sport phaeton and arranged for Beaver, a well-respected restorer at the time, to return the Twin Six to its original form by installing it on his exceptional 1932 Twin Six chassis. Significantly, 5494’s original Dietrich body tags have remained on the car, and the production sequence confirms that this is the last of the two sequentially numbered survivors. After Beaver had completed the wood- and sheet-metal work, but before the restoration could be finished, Dick Dewey approached Robert Bahre, finally willing to sell his body 5493 on the condition that Bahre trade him 5494, which was under restoration at Beaver, plus a cash difference. Bahre didn’t want to sell the “Out of Africa” Packard but agreed to the deal on the condition that if Dewey ever sold it, he would have right of first refusal. A deal was struck, and Dewey took delivery of the unfinished sport phaeton. He completed the remaining work, mainly paint and final assembly, and began to drive the car extensively on tours and events. Five or six years later, in the early 1990s, the sport phaeton was starting to show its age. Dewey traded Bahre the car for a 1932 Super Eight production phaeton, plus a cash difference. Having acquired the only other Twin Six sport phaeton, he began to make plans to freshen his new acquisition, but before he could start work, Mr. Lee Herrington was able to negotiate the purchase of 5494. Shortly after taking possession of the car, he decided that a car of this caliber and importance should be restored to the highest levels and accordingly commissioned RM Auto Restoration to complete a no-holds-barred restoration. The objective was nothing less than a Pebble Beach win. Dozens of colors and leather samples were evaluated before the car’s elegant dark violet, a shade that looks navy blue in all but the brightest light, was chosen. The leather was custom-dyed to a taupe color that proved a striking complement to the paint. At the car’s debut showing at the 1997 Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance, the car was awarded the Gwen Graham Award for Most Elegant Open Car—a prize widely considered to be second only to Best of Show. Subsequently, the Packard has earned its CCCA National First Place Senior Award, as well as both Junior and Senior AACA awards. The Packard was subsequently acquired by John O’Quinn, and since 2012 the car has been part of a well-respected private collection. The lack of surviving records makes it difficult to be certain how many of these lovely bodies were built, but many historians feel it was not likely more than twelve. This example is believed to be one of only two built in 1932. A CCCA Full Classic, this stunning 1932 Twin Six Individual Custom Sport Phaeton by Dietrich is the perfect Packard to be shown or enjoyed on a tour. via RM Amelia ’07 sold $1.65 mil. & RM Monterey ’12 sold $946k
- 346 2008 Ferrari 430 Scuderia 161467 $180,000 $220,000 N/R Delivered new through Ferrari of Long Island, this 430 Scuderia is beautifully presented in Nero with the signature racing stripe in silver. The car’s interior trim perfectly mimics its exterior in Nero Alcantara with stitching and 3D seat inserts in Grigio Chiaro. Further options include contrasting yellow brake calipers and rev counter, carbon-fiber steering wheel with LEDs, stereo with navigation and Bluetooth, and a fire extinguisher. According to the accompanying Carfax report, its first owner took delivery of the new 430 Scuderia in June 2008. The car has lived the majority of its life on Long Island and remains in wonderful condition both inside and out. Included is the original owner’s manual, books, and a spare set of keys. Over a decade after its initial introduction, the 430 Scuderia has aged exceptionally well, and its performance is still thrilling, even compared to Ferrari’s more recent offerings. With approximately 6,200 miles from new and presented in a tasteful color combination, this would be a thrilling modern Ferrari to drive and enjoy.
- 348 1960 Porsche RS60 718-044 $5,750,000 $7,750,000 1 of 4 works team cars, Le Mans 24-Hour ’60 #33 Bonnier/ Hill DNF, Sebring 12 Hours ’61 Herrmann/ Barth/ Bonnier/ Gurney DNF, Targa Florio ’61 Hill/ Moss DNF, Nurburgring 1000km ’61 Barth/ Herrmann DNF, Porsche cars USA, Mosport Player’s 200 ’61 Bonnier 2nd, Bernhard Vihl, NJ, USA (1), Bahamas Speed Week ’61 Holbert 1st, raced widely, SCCA E class champion ’62, Hans Ziries (2), Clarence Catallo, MI (3), Warren Eads ’78 (4), significant restoration, entrusting the engine to Carrera specialist Al Cadrobbi and the body freshening to metal experts Don Borth and Jack Hagemann. Since 1998 the important Porsche has been fastidiously maintained while passing through several major collections, and noteworthy appearances have included the 1998 Monterey Historic Races, the inaugural Le Mans vintage races in June 2001, the 50th Porsche Parade Historic Exhibition at Hershey in August 2005, the Rennsport Reunion III at Daytona International Speedway in November 2007, and the Goodwood Revival in September 2009. The car has also been featured in numerous publications and marque books, including a Road & Track comparison article in May 2000 authored by Phil Hill. The current owner, likewise a distinguished and active collector, acquired the car in 2015 and immediately embarked on a no-expense-spared restoration, employing only the very best and most respected Porsche experts. Longtime Porsche steward Urs Gretener conducted the restoration work, while the rebuild of the sophisticated engine was entrusted to four-cam expert Paul Willison. From the cosmetic elements to the mechanical details, absolutely nothing was left untouched, and the car was refinished in its Targa Florio livery. Thereafter the car has always been maintained, quite literally, in race-ready condition. It was campaigned in 2018 upon its completion at the Rennsport Reunion by endurance racing veteran Johannes van Overbeek, widely regarded as one of the finest Porsche racing drivers in the world. The owner further attests to the fact that the car is regularly driven and enjoyed and remains on the button and well sorted, which is of particular interest and desirability in light of the difficulty and waiting time likely required to currently and properly rebuild a four-cam Porsche engine. As such, this car’s drivability is especially remarkable and desirable, particularly for taller drivers, in light of the car’s longer wheelbase and taller windscreen, which is a slight deviation from the period-correct design in size. As it is presented, the car is accompanied by a wide assortment of spare parts, including the original oil tank, Plexiglas windshield with frame, seat, wheels, tires, extensive suspension parts and much more, for which a detailed listing is available for review. via Gooding Pebble ’15 sold $5.04 mil.
- 349 1947 Delahaye 135M Chapron Cabriolet 800538 $350,000 $400,000 This 1947 Delahaye 135 M is a fine example and features stunning coachwork by Chapron. It wears an older, high-quality restoration that has recently been refreshed. The 135 M is finished in an attractive shade of metallic sage green with a three-position drophead convertible top upholstered in dark green, a beautiful combination. Sitting low on the chassis and with exquisite proportions, the Chapron coachwork is a marvelous display of French style, with its full-figured fenders and separate, bullet-style Marchal headlamps, art-deco-inspired bonnet vents, and Marchal fog lamps. Beautiful chrome wire wheels are shod with period-correct Dunlop Fort blackwall tires. Inside, beautiful dark green leather and rich woodwork define the opulent interior. The fresh and taut upholstery is recent, and the rich green color imparts an inviting character. The wood is in fine condition, with the unique trim extending all the way around the door panels. Other interior trim and fittings are in excellent order, and the dash features a full array of original instrumentation and switch gear. Sporting pedigree dominates the engine compartment in the form of the 3.6-liter inline-six with the desirable M-specification triple-carburetor configuration. The engine is highly detailed and in beautiful condition. The consignor states it runs well and delivers very good performance and a delightful, sonorous exhaust note. This car features the desirable Cotal preselect gearbox, which was the choice for sporting drivers of the time. Renowned for its outstanding road manners, the Delahaye 135 has been a popular entrant in classic tours and rallies since its debut. With its gorgeous Chapron coachwork and performance pedigree, this 135 M cabriolet is sure to impress.
- 350 1937 Packard Twelve Rollston Convertible Victoria 906-331/1508-220 $900,000 $1,200,000 With independent front suspension and hydraulic brakes, the Fifteenth Series Twelve is widely considered one of the ultimate Packards—none more “ultimate” than the example offered here, a unique design by New York’s most renowned coachbuilder, Rollston. The car was built for Frank G. Shattuck, founder of the Schrafft’s restaurant chain, for decades a genteel favorite that was beloved by New Yorkers for its chicken à la King and butterscotch cookies. The massive expansion and success of Schrafft’s had made the Shattucks extraordinarily wealthy and put their patriarch in the position to acquire any automobile he desired—including this one-off Rollston Packard. The Packard was constructed with aluminum coachwork on the longest available chassis, the 144-inch 1508 platform ordinarily employed for the company’s largest and most costly limousines. The result was a two-door convertible Victoria of remarkable proportions, with a rakishly slanted windshield and unusually low roofline exaggerating its length—the upper quarter of the Haartz fabric top is nearly as long as the door ahead of it! Such is the length of the doors that interior handles were provided for both the front and rear passengers, who have acres of space at their disposal. When the top is lowered, it folds nearly flush with the rear deck and reveals an exceptionally spacious interior with individually adjustable front seats, armrests with cigar lighters and ashtrays, and dark walnut door trim panels. According to a copy of its original Rollston build sheet, the entire car was finished in black, with the body striped in Ivory White, a black leather interior, and Haartz no. 5000 top material. Interestingly, some of the trim, including the raked windshield and Plexiglas sun visors, are similar to those found on Rollston-bodied Duesenbergs. Having evidently remained on the East Coast since new, the car was owned by early CCCA member Frank “Bill” Stuhlman of Brooklyn, who listed it with that organization in 1958. In addition to having owned many Packards over the years, he was also a highly decorated World War II aviator who received the Distinguished Flying Cross, among other honors. It later passed into the ownership of David P. Pascale of Hoboken, New Jersey, in whose ownership it was originally restored by the late Jim Cox and won its CCCA Primary First Place at the Maryland Grand Classic in 1978. Eight years later it was acquired from Mr. Pascale by longtime CCCA member and renowned Packard collector Richard Haeberle, who would maintain it for nearly thirty years. During that time it was freshened and achieved Senior status, with a perfect 100-point score, while regularly appearing in East Coast Grand Classics and CARavans—for which its high-speed gears were ideal. In 1990 it was featured in Beverly Rae Kimes’s well-known book on the CCCA, its cars, and its personalities, The Classic Car. The current owner had admired the fabulous Rollston Packard for decades and, in 2014, finally convinced Mr. Haeberle to sell the car. In his ownership it has continued to make occasional appearances, including in the spring 2015 issue of The Classic Car, as part of a special feature on Packard convertible Victorias. It has been an award winner at several concours d’elegance, most recently of special awards at the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s in both 2017 and 2018; it was also exhibited at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in both 2014 and 2018, the latter year as part of a special Rollston feature. It has been widely acclaimed everywhere it has been displayed. The Packard has continued to be well-maintained and much loved, a promise kept to Mr. Haeberle at its acquisition, and is accompanied by its original Rollston build and order sheets, two blueprints developed as the design was being fine-tuned, and its original tools and jack. Few Packards can claim the sheer presence of the Shattuck Rollston—a bespoke Fifteenth Series Twelve of wonderful purity and superb history, roomy and comfortable to enjoy on tours and CARavans, for which any purpose is ideal and no excuses need be made.
- 351 1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Exclusive Study 58WA10902 $800,000 $1,000,000 In 1955 Gian Carlo Boano was in his early twenties, but he had already been designing cars alongside his father, Felice Mario Boano, for several years, first at Ghia and then later at their own Carrozzeria Boano Turino. A friend of the young Boano, Cuccio, had worked with Ford Motor Company and suggested that Carrozzeria Boano Torino produce a car on a Lincoln chassis for Turin. The pedestal on which the sculpture would be built was a stock 1955 Lincoln. Dubbed the Indianapolis, it would become the hottest of “hot rod Lincolns.” Gian Carlo Boano’s futurist design was based upon the idea of an aircraft, with a rounded center section that tapered at each end between pontoon-like outer wings; decorative side exhaust and cooling intakes; and a glassy canopy that recalled streamlined Le Mans racing cars of the 1930s. A traditional grille was removed and replaced by an air opening under the front bumper, which was the largest piece of chrome on the car. Four headlamps stood upright in chromed oval surrounds, while the taillights settled in nearly identical nacelles above jutting chromed exhaust tips. The interior was designed for two, wrapped in fine leather, with a “stepped” console that divided the bucket seats with their black-and-white two-tone pattern. Driver and passenger faced a fascia that seemed to sweep around the entire interior of the car, with a black insert framed by panels of orange, bearing, in proud block letters, “INDIANAPOLIS.” Only when necessary was the center panel opened, revealing a complete bank of instruments. When shown at Turin, the Indianapolis achieved the recognition that Boano had sought, including a cover feature in the November 1955 issue of Auto Age magazine, asking, “Is this the next Lincoln?” Following the close of the Turin show, the Indianapolis was purchased by Ford, reportedly at the behest of Henry Ford II, and it was shipped to the United States. The Indianapolis was reportedly later shown in Boston, where it sustained damage to the interior and was later acquired by Felix Duclos of Manchester. Its history thereafter is well-known and continues most prominently with Thomas Kerr, the renowned Packard collector and active Classic Car Club of America member. Kerr remains the Indianapolis’s longest-term owner, and he was the man responsible for its rebirth. He owned it for three decades, and during his ownership, he recognized its importance as a one-off piece of design history. Jim Cox Sr. and his son, Jim Jr., of Pennsylvania, took on the challenge of restoration. The Coxes spent two years restoring the car to an extraordinary, show-quality finish. The instruments and power steering, which were originally nonfunctional, were built to working order. A powerful overhead-valve V-8 engine, displacing 341 cubic inches and producing over 200 horsepower, sits under the hood and is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission and four wheel drum brakes. With the restoration finally completed, the Indianapolis began a return to the show circuit after nearly 50 years. Forgotten by many, it astonished in its debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2001, where it completed the Tour d’Elegance and won top honors in the Postwar Custom Coachwork Class. It continued to garner awards at the Amelia Island Concours, the Burn Prevention Foundation Concours, and the Bethlehem Concours, as well as receiving the Most Outstanding Lincoln Award at Greenwich in 2003. After Kerr sold the Indianapolis, it continued to tour East Coast concours and eventually found its way into the esteemed Andrews Collection. Under their ownership, it made a grand reappearance at the Pebble Beach Concours, again completing the tour and this time winning the Lincoln Trophy. The consignor purchased the car in 2015 from the Andrews Collection. In 2016 the Indianapolis was chosen by guest curator Ken Gross to be displayed at the Frist Art Museum for their Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance, 1945–1975 display. Under current ownership the car was serviced and maintained by a Pebble Beach–level restoration facility. The Indianapolis is accompanied by a collection of documentation that includes copies of photos of it at Turin, programs and photographs from its modern show appearances, and copies of the Auto Age and Automobile Quarterly issues in which it was prominently featured. A breathtaking one-off design, this Exclusive Study by Boano remains the hottest of “hot rod Lincolns.” via RM Andrews ’15 sold $1.21 mil.
- 352 1935 Alta 1.5 Litre 52S $275,000 $375,000 This Alta, chassis 52S, was the first true Alta single-seater and was originally delivered on 20 July 1935 to Alastair J. Cormack in Scotland. Cormack was the original driver of 52S, racing it extensively through the 1936 season. Cormack competed with the Alta at the 1935 Brighton Speed Trials, 1935 Grossglockner Hill Climb, 1936 R.A.C. International Car Race, 1936 Monaco Prince Rainier Cup, and the 1936 Pescara Grand Prix. Cormack’s highlight would be his impressive Class F Mountain Circuit lap record at Brooklands in October 1935. Beating his own Class G record from the year before, Cormack’s lap time was an impressive 54.61 seconds and an average speed of 77.13 mph. In the late 1930s, Robert Cowell also raced 52S and would later make news with the British press as Roberta Cowell. After World War II, Cormack sold 52S to Geoffrey Taylor of Alta Cars, and it remained in England with several subsequent owners before being exported to New Zealand in 1952. By the 1980s it made its way back to the UK, where it was fully restored and driven in vintage racing events by its previous owner, Dan Margulies. For a time it was even road-registered in the UK. The current owner has owned 52S for nearly 25 years and has driven it in many vintage racing events in the past, including at Laguna Seca. After recent mechanical work, it presents a rare opportunity to return this beautiful and historic car to the track once again, where it would be a welcome and unusual sight.
- 353 1936 Bentley 4.25 litre Vanden Plas Tourer B138GA $500,000 $700,000 N/R Burgundy and Black over Burgundy leather. RHD. Completed in 1936, the car on offer was dispatched to Vanden Plas coachbuilders and fitted with body 3441. It is only the second Tourer built by Vanden Plas on the 4¼-Liter chassis, the first and sister car being B 22GA, which was delivered to Malcolm Campbell. In total, Vanden Plas built just twelve tourers on these chassis. It is also believed that of those twelve tourers, only the car delivered to Mr. Campbell and this one were fitted with a low windscreen. According to the historical records, the car was finished in maroon over black with maroon leather and delivered to its first owner, a Mr. W.G. Jordan, on March 25, 1936. By 1939 the car was owned by Major P.R. Davies Cooke, who retained the car during the war. Following the war, in 1946, the car was purchased by a Mr. Peter, who at the time was working as an apprentice at the Rolls-Royce Crew Works as a production road tester. According to a letter from Mr. Riley he enjoyed the car a great deal, entering it in a number of hill climbs, sprints, rallies, and many Bentley Drivers Club events. In fact, he entered the car in the 1950 Welsh Rally and finished 2nd overall, two places ahead of the legendary Sydney Allard. The car passed through the hands of a few other well-known owners, including noted London broker Richard Hicks, before being purchased by Charles Howard. In the late 1980s the car was purchased, in a partially dismantled state, by Mr. Michael Bradfield, a one-time chairman of the Bentley Driver Club. During the late 1980s and early 1990s Mr. Bradfield commissioned a total and complete restoration with bills totaling 140,000 pounds. The car then passed to Mr. Bo Zarnegin in 1995, and then to Mr. George Rombouts-Howitts in 2003, who commissioned a great deal of further restoration work carried out by Fiennes Engineering, Alpine Eagle and Wildae Restorations. Mr. Rombouts-Howitts used the car on various rallies and tours, but maintained the car so meticulously that he was awarded 3rd in class when he showed the car at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2009. The car later became part of the renowned collection of Sir Anthony Bamford before being acquired by its current owner. Representing thoroughbred motoring at its very best, this iconic Vanden Plas Tourer represents one of the highest pinnacles of the Derby Bentley. With its active competition history and its extraordinary long-term ongoing preservation by marque specialists, the opportunity to acquire this car should give the next owner much pleasure, as well as an undoubted invitation to multiple prestige motoring events worldwide. via Bonhams Quail ’16 $660k & Bonhams Amelia Island ’19 Not sold $600k
- 354 1930 Bentley Speed Six HJ Mulliner Sportsmans Saloon LR2778 $2,600,000 $3,200,000 India in the time of the British Raj was a land of unimaginable wealth and splendor, exemplified by the luxurious sporting lives of its numerous territorial leaders. Typical among them was Sawai Man Singh II, Maharaja of Jaipur, who ascended to that position at the age of 10 in 1922. By 1930, at 18, he was a handsome, strongly built young man of imposing bearing and impressive physical strength, the kind of wealthy, worldly young sportsman for whom W.O. Bentley’s automobiles existed. The car that the Maharaja would eventually acquire, chassis no. LR2778, was a Bentley 6½-Litre ‘Speed Six.’ Chassis LR2778 had been produced for Bentley Motors stock, with an aptly named sportsman’s saloon body produced by H.J. Mulliner to the latest evolution of the French Weymann patent method, with a flexible inner framework skinned in aluminum and a synthetic leather roof covering set off by a polished aluminum beltline. Its engine was a beast of a six, stamped “S” to denote the ‘Speed Six’ features of a single-port block, 4.9 compression ratio, dual SU carburetors, and an Elektron crankcase and camcase, producing, in 1930 specification, 180 hp. The chassis was fitted with the newly designed Bentley & Draper friction shock absorber to the front axle; hydraulic shock absorbers to the rear axle; 13/50 rear axle; and a C-type gearbox. The radiator was finished in chromium, crowned with a Lalique Coq Nain, and a rectangular Hobson telegauge fitted to the instrument panel. Bentley Motors sold the car in October 1930 to the Maharaja, via Jack Barclay and Duff Morgan Ltd., and it was exported to Jaipur soon thereafter. It was maintained there by Barker, the famous London coachbuilder with a branch in India well-known for servicing royal automobiles. In 1937 the car was returned to England, registered DUU 618, and sold through Barker’s showroom to Dennis “Denny” Becker that September. The surviving Bentley Service Record notes the installation of a “new old-stock” front axle bed and kingpins in March 1938, replacing components improperly installed in India. Further work continued in 1939, including the installation of a Bluemel steering wheel (still present today), after which the car was laid up for much of World War II’s fuel rationing. After the war it was returned to the road and used by the Becker family for extended European touring in Holland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and France, with 17-year-old Simon Becker running it on the autobahn. He inherited the car from his father in 1951 and continued the sporting tradition, running the car regularly and taking it on his honeymoon in 1954, joining the Bentley Drivers’ Club, and participating in numerous BDC trials and events. It was occasionally “rebuilt” over the years, work limited mainly to cosmetic maintenance and a slight alteration of the top, but was always faithfully maintained and, well into the 1970s, used as an everyday car. One day the Beckers parked the car, as they often did, on a London street, and it was appropriated for a fashion shoot; Simon Becker was later astonished to find his car and a pretty girl in an issue of Vogue in his dentist’s waiting room. By 1974 the Bentley was no longer practical for everyday driving and was sold that year to Ian Findlater, who re-trimmed and refinished the car to the standards of the time later in the decade. Mr. Findlater was a good mechanical caretaker of the car, enjoying driving it in enthusiast events and displaying it at BDC shows and concours. Most prominently, it represented the British automobile in an exhibit at the opening of the “Chunnel” in 1994. After 30 years of good care, Mr. Findlater sold the Bentley to a German collector in 2004. In 2010 it was acquired by the present owners, who consigned it to the renowned British specialists R.C. Moss of Melchbourne, Bedford, to be restored to its original condition and appearance. To that end, the car was researched and examined thoroughly by both the fastidious Mr. Moss and by renowned Bentley historian Dr. Clare Hay. Similarly, well-preserved original ‘Speed Sixes’ were studied and photographed and Mulliner’s original build processes duplicated whenever possible. While the car had remained largely intact and unmolested, numerous small details had to be corrected throughout. The original Bentley & Draper hydraulic rear shock absorbers, long ago replaced and now unobtainable, had to be remanufactured to original specifications, as did the wind-lacing for the doors, the proper type of wiring, and, remarkably, even the original formula of linseed-oil-based paint. The original running boards had gone missing but were sourced, restored, and reinstalled. Not only were the seats finished to the proper material and pattern, but they were stuffed with horsehair, as original. In the midst of this, the car’s numbered components were all examined and photographed, and with the exception of the aforementioned front axle replacement, everything was found to be the original pieces installed in 1930. Dr. Hay covered the restoration in an expansive 106-page history, lavishly illustrated with photographs of the car taken through every step of its life, as well as a complete record of the restoration work, which, she notes, “is to the highest possible standards, perfect in every respect.” Judges agreed. In its inaugural showing, at completion of the restoration in 2012, the car was judged 2nd in Class and awarded the Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy and the J.B. Nethercutt Trophy for Most Elegant Closed Car at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It was later shown that same year at the Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance in its home country. There is, quite simply, no better-restored closed ‘Speed Six,’ and almost none that can be compared in their purity and consistently well maintained, caring history with only a handful of enthusiasts. It is the exquisite, perfectly finished emblem of all that is superb in engineering and design from the Classic Era—appropriate, now as then, for a man accustomed to the finer things in life.
- 355 1965 Shelby GT350 SFM5S089 $400,000 $500,000 N/R Shelby-Ford Mustang 5S089 is one of the earliest examples produced and is known as one of the “double-digit” serial-number cars. These GT350s were the first 100 produced (numbers 015–113) for homologation purposes to qualify for SCCA racing. Due to the car’s early production sequence, this example benefits from the trunk-mounted battery, which appears (approximately) on serial numbers 001–338. The battery relocation was found to be one of the more time-consuming modifications, and in the interest of saving time, it was left in the front of the car on later-production cars. In addition to the relocated battery, the early-production GT350s benefit from unique features, including their fiberglass hood design and construction. This exceptional early-build ’65 GT350 is presented without the usual twin racing stripes, but sporting modest steel wheels, a look which represented the purest form of the original GT350s, as seen in period PR photographs. Significant is the original body shell that displays the Shelby American modifications performed in just the one year of 1965. Historical research, along with supporting documentation, reveals that 5S089 was completed at Shelby American in late March 1965 and then shipped to the Ford Shelby dealership (Hayward Ford Motors) in Hayward, California, where it was sold new to a local owner. This was an original California-built and -delivered car with California black plates from new. Tony Conover was commissioned to perform a very comprehensive, historically correct restoration in the mid-2000s. This outstanding GT350 has had a careful few miles since restoration. It presents in beautiful condition throughout and remains overwhelmingly authentic, including correct Goodyear Blue Dot tires and a four-speed T-10 aluminum-case manual transmission. The confidential Ford identification number has been verified with the SAAC, with a letter on file from Shelby Mustang registrar Howard Pardee, and this number can also be found stamped on the engine block pad, suggesting that this GT350 retains its original engine. The 1965 Shelby GT350 is certainly classed in the upper echelon of American collectable automobiles. The opportunity to acquire an early-production, highly documented, authentic “two-digit” example such as this is rare and worthy of serious consideration for any collector or enthusiast.
- 356 1993 Jaguar XJ220 SAJJEAEX8AX220701 $400,000 $450,000 This XJ220 is finished in Spa Silver with a black leather interior and has only approximately 3,040 original kilometers. Due to the low production of the XJ220, Jaguar never went through the lengthy process of having the model approved for sale in the United States. Some have made their way to the States over the years, but this XJ220 is one of only a few cars that was imported early in its life and is fully EPA and DOT certified for sale in the state of California. Its current owner purchased the XJ220 from the estate of David E. Walters in 2010 with only 2,400 kilometers. It has been part of his extensive car collection ever since. In 2011 the fuel bladders were replaced and the Jaguar has only driven a careful 800 kilometers during his ownership. As such, it remains in exceptional condition throughout, consistent with its low original mileage. Towbin Motorcars recently performed an annual checkup and changed the fluids in June 2019. Included with the sale are service records, a set of owner’s manuals, tools, and the original tires. via Gooding Scottsdale ’10 sold $170k
- 357 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL 121.040.10.016225 $200,000 $250,000 N/R This 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL is finished in its original colors of Maroon (DB 516) over Ivory. It was purchased by its previous owner from a woman who resided in New Jersey and enjoyed the car for many years. After purchase, it was immediately sent to Europe for a full restoration. In 2014 the car underwent a show-quality restoration by marque specialists where the car was refinished in its original color combination and converted to full European specification using correct parts sourced directly from Mercedes-Benz suppliers. It is important to note that this car has been well documented, with a photo album chronicling its restoration, documents from previous owners, as well as receipts from the restoration. Furthermore, the car includes a complete set of matching luggage. The 190 SL was both stunning to behold and a good deal more practical for real-world use. It helped to seal the deal for well-healed buyers, proving that the 26,000 built during its production run from 1955 to 1963 were all cars worth purchasing. This 190 SL has traveled very little since the completion of its restoration and would surely attract plenty of attention at future Mercedes-Benz Club events. via RM Motor City ’14 sold $192k
- 358 1963 Citroen DS19 Decapotable 4251004 $200,000 $250,000 Beautifully restored and comprehensively upgraded, this 1963 Citroën DS 19 décapotable offers much more than meets the eye. The initial restoration took place around 2004, while the car was in Europe. The cosmetic restoration is documented with a series of photographs, and copies of ownership papers place the car in Holland in 2006. In 2011, the Citroën came to the United States under new ownership; the car was serviced and prepared for touring and rallies. The owner commissioned an Indiana-based prototyping/engineering firm to source, build, and install a late-model CX GTi Turbo engine adapted from a later Citroën CX. The engine features a “stroker” crankshaft that’s been micropolished, lightened, and balanced, then paired with custom billet pistons and balanced connecting rods. Additional features include a ported-polished head with stainless valves, a specially designed cam, custom CNC-milled flywheel, and an updated turbo. Fueling and ignition are controlled via a standalone Motec M400 ECU, custom-adapted with a Hall Effect distributor, crank, and cam sensors. A custom alloy radiator by Ron Davis keeps things cool, and the five-speed gearbox has been suitably upgraded with gears made by Hewland. Another upgrade worth noting is the conversion of the car’s hydraulics to use the widely available LHM fluid. Presented in a gorgeous shade of blue with wonderful accenting brightwork, the DS 19 rides on Vredestein Sprint Classic radials mounted on factory steel wheels finished in cream with full stainless-steel wheel covers. Lighting is provided by Cibie headlamps and S.E.V. Marchal fog light pods specifically designed for the DS. The interior is beautifully restored, featuring supple tan leather seats, optional Jaeger round-dial instrument panel, as well as a restored factory radio. The blue canvas soft top fits snugly, is fully lined, and ties the color scheme together beautifully. The car is accompanied by a detailed history file with restoration photos and invoices for the service and engine conversion, totaling nearly $200,000. Additionally, the original 1.9-liter engine, gearbox, and parts removed during the conversion are included, F.O.B. seller. A rare coachbuilt DS, this tastefully upgraded example is sure to impress any French automobile enthusiast with its wonderful 1960s styling and upgraded performance.
- 359 2014 Pagani Huayra Tempesta ZA9H11UA7ESF76097 $2,000,000 $2,400,000 Delivered new to its first and only owner in June 2015 through Miller Motorcars of Greenwich, Connecticut, this Huayra was nicknamed “Scozia.” Looking to celebrate his family’s Scottish heritage, the owner had his family’s tartan used to upholster the seat inserts on the car, creating a beautiful contrast to the car’s tan-and-black leather interior with carbon-fiber and brushed-aluminum detailing, plus the Ferrari Grigio Silverstone paintwork, a €16.000 option. Taking the Scottish theme to the exterior, the undersides of the rear flaps are painted with the Scottish flag, and the rear badge is fitted with a custom “Scozia” badge. Should its next owner choose to forgo the car’s Scottish flair, additional leather trim was ordered with the car so the interior can be retrimmed for a perfect match. Additionally, the car comes with extra front and rear flaps that are finished in body color, and these can easily be installed as well. Further options include black brake calipers, rear-view camera, upgraded stereo and parking sensors, a front splitter in exposed carbon, Italian flags on the side mirrors, and signatures of everyone involved in production. Finally, the Pagani is accompanied by the custom seven-piece luggage set. A $20,000 option, the leather is trimmed to match the interior and offers a glamorous and practical way to take advantage of the car’s surprising storage capacity for extended journeys. Taking all the custom touches and additional extras into account, these totaled to a whopping €134.850 as evidenced by the accompanying window sticker and specification sheet. Looking to drive and enjoy his new car, the owner had it covered with a full clear bra inside and out, further protecting such elements as the wheel arches. A few years after delivery, Pagani offered the “Tempesta” package to existing Huayra owners to further upgrade the performance of their car. At a cost of $221,739, the upgrade package addressed the car’s aerodynamics and helped shed weight. This included the fitting of a completely new underbody, along with a new front splitter and rear diffuser, which increases overall downforce. To compensate for this, new four-way adjustable Ohlins shock absorbers were fitted as well. Furthermore, new wheels, 20 in. at the front and 21 at the rear, were installed. Forged from aeronautic-grade aluminum alloy, these wheels offered a reduction of weight by 1.1 kg for the front wheels and 2.5 kg for the back wheels while retaining the same structural integrity of the originals. Finally, the Tempesta package included a new exhaust system made completely of titanium, weighing just 7 kg, 3 kg lighter than the standard unit, and enhancing the overall engine sound. Allegedly the last Pagani to feature the unique gull-wing door configuration as per company representatives, the Huayra will be fondly celebrated for years to come. With a production run of only 100 coupes (between 30–40 in the U.S.), this remains far rarer than its “mainstream” competition, the LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spyder, and McLaren P1. This example, one of the most memorable and interesting Huayras built, is an exceptional automobile and presents in virtually as-new condition, having traveled just 1,460 miles from new. It will surely attract plenty of attention wherever it goes for its tasteful and unique specification.
- 360 1962 Porsche 356B 1600S Roadster 89677 $350,000 $425,000 Its factory Kardex notes that this beautiful numbers-matching D’Ieteren-bodied roadster was delivered in December 1961 to its first owner, Martina Lawrence, through the Parisienne agency Sonauto. The 356 was nicely optioned with chromed steel wheels and crested hubcaps, a pair of fog lamps, and an alloy-framed, wood-rimmed steering wheel. Ms. Lawrence is believed to have been the wife of a successful Boston-area architect and preservationist, and it can be safely assumed that this car was thereafter shipped to the U.S. Documents accompanying the car indicate that around 1989, it was acquired from New England by Wayne Baker in San Diego, California, who restored it over a three-year period. In 1999, it was purchased by the Hampton family of Palm Springs, who had Paul Lighthill overhaul the 75-horsepower ‘Super’ engine in 2001. A decade later, the car was sold to a collector in Dallas, Texas. More recently the car was purchased by the current owner, with the goal of returning it to its original form. Invoices from marque specialist Eurowerks of Campbell, Texas, detail extensive work over 2017 and 2018, including reconversion to original six-volt electrics and a complete repaint in the fall of 2018. The fresh Bali Blue paint over Gray leatherette present well. There is correct blue-gray square-weave carpeting with new rubber floor mats. A fully lined blue canvas top and matching boot complete the package. This wonderful example displayed approximately 97,000 miles at the time of cataloguing and is supplied with five correctly dated chromed wheels, spare tire, jack, and owner’s manual. Documentation from the last 30 years includes registrations, service, and restoration receipts, as well as the Hamptons’ 356 Registry membership. Most recently, the roadster was presented at the Hilton Island Concours d’Elegance in 2018, in celebration of Porsche’s 70th anniversary, where it received a coveted Palmetto Award. Perfect for club-level concours as well as enjoyable weekend touring, this fine D’Ieteren ‘twin grille’ would make an excellent addition to any collection of early and unusual Porsches.
- 361 1966 Lamborghini 350GT Touring 0400 $250,000 $300,000 N/R Offered here, chassis 0400 was completed on 2 May 1966. It is believed to be among the last run of 350 GTs produced, as work had begun on the car’s successor, the 400 GT 2+2. According to factory production records, chassis 0400 left the Works finished in Azzurro Fiat, destined for the United States via Jake Kaplan’s East Coast Lamborghini distributorship. The early history is not known; however, the car found its way to the West Coast sometime in the late 1970s, evidenced by the 1980 Long Beach Grand Prix sticker still on the windscreen. By the 1990s, the car was in the hands of noted Ferrari and Lancia expert Tony Nicosia. He remembered the car as highly original, unrestored, and a good driving example during his time with it. Nicosia serviced the 350 GT before selling it to the most recent owner over 20 years ago. Since then it has remained quietly part of a significant private collection of unique and important sports cars. Today the car remains in amazing, unrestored condition. At some point in this car’s history, the original 3.5-liter V-12 engine was replaced with a 320 hp, 4.0-liter quad-cam V-12 unit. In the ’70s or ’80s, the seats were reupholstered in black with blue corduroy fabric inserts. Aside from the seats, the door panels, dash, headlining, and rear luggage area, the car remains in highly original condition. With the previous owner, the car saw an extended period of storage, requiring recommissioning to return it to running and driving order. Recent work includes a full fuel system overhaul, rebuilt Weber carburetors, new brake boosters and plumbing, cleaned and inspected brake calipers, and new clutch hydraulic cylinders. The car runs quite well, with excellent brakes and gearbox. Additional sorting may be required to return it to regular road use. As a late-production 350 GT upgraded with 4.0-liter V-12, chassis 0400 is a highly desirable example of Lamborghini’s first road car to rival Ferrari. This 350 GT’s remarkable, unrestored condition lends itself to further preservation or an excellent starting point for concours restoration. The Lamborghini 350 GT is one of the greatest grand touring cars of the era, delivering equal parts comfort, practicality, and performance in a distinctive and beautifully styled package.
- 362 1939 Porsche Type 64 38/41 On request On request Very similar in profile, the Type 114 and the Type 64 exterior drawings are easily recognizable as the basis of the Gmünd 356 coupe that was to follow, and therefore can be viewed as the earliest expression of Porsche’s singular design evolution. Despite this flurry of activity, both ideas seemed destined to remain in a draftsman’s file, were it not for the announcement in the spring of 1939 of a 940-mile road race from Berlin to Rome to be run that September. Several manufacturers lined up to compete in this public-relations showcase of the Axis pact, and Dr. Porsche accordingly received an order from the National Socialist Motor Corps (NSKK) to produce three Sport KdF-Wagen examples, and the Type 64 was resuscitated. Though unconfirmed, it is believed that Reutter Karosserie was retained to build alloy coachwork for the Type 64, which featured a narrow two-seat cockpit, wheel spats front and rear, and a dual spare-wheel compartment under the front trunk lid (a contingency for the Beetle’s easily damaged tires). A split windshield and sliding-door windows completed the lightweight body, which was smoothly fastened to the outer skin in a series of more than 2,000 rivets. As the third owner was impressed to discover, the Type 64’s build was more characteristic of contemporaneous aircraft specifications than anything commonly found on a Volkswagen Beetle. Though the chassis began with the KdF-Wagen’s basic layout of a steel-pressed backbone, it was modified in shape and flanked by rectangular tubular frames made of aircraft-gauge duralumin. To these frames were welded a floor pan and underbody made of lightweight alloy. The standard 985 cc VW engine was rebuilt with dual Solex carburetors, larger valves, and higher compression, combining to develop 32–40 hp (substantially improving upon the standard factory output of 23.5 hp). A low curb weight of just 1,346 pounds helped the torquey motor deliver fast starts, as noted by several people who have driven the Type 64. With the first example completed in August 1939, the advanced race car would have been well on its way to a position on the Berlin-Rome starting grid had World War II not broken out within the following month. As the property of Volkswagen, the first completed Type 64, chassis no. 38/41, was appropriated by Dr. Bodo Lafferentz, the head of the German Labour Front, although he damaged the car in an accident in 1939. In a board meeting in late September 1939, Ferry Porsche proposed that the company continue building the second and third cars for testing and experimentation purposes despite the race’s cancellation, and the second of the proposed three examples was completed three months later. This car surely suffered the most ignominious fate when, in the waning stages of the war, it was commandeered by members of the U.S. Seventh Army’s “Rainbow” division, who cut off the roof and drove the resulting “cabriolet” into the ground, leaving it as scrap after blowing the engine. In June 1940 the third body was completed but apparently not mounted on any chassis until after Lafferentz’s accident in the first car. At this point 38/41 was repaired at Porsche. Corroborating this account is correspondence from Mathé to Porsche of numerous concerns with the Type 64 after he purchased it. These complaints accurately refer to the damage sustained in the accident and the subsequent repairs made by Porsche. Regardless, 38/41 would become the sole surviving example of the three planned cars, and it lives on today as proudly offered here. For much of the remainder of the war, this Type 64 was used by Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Porsche in his travels around Germany as one of the regime’s most important engineers. He was regularly chauffeured by his driver, Josef Goldinger, from his home in Zell am See and once made a trip from Berlin to the Volkswagen headquarters in Wolfsburg, during which the car averaged an impressive 83 mph. By 1944 Germany was relocating most of its war production infrastructure to escape the wrath of the Allied bombing campaign, and Dr. Porsche’s eponymous workshop was famously moved to Gmünd, Austria, and his Type 64 along with it. In the power grab that immediately followed World War II, Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Porsche was imprisoned by French authorities who sought to exploit war criminal charges in the name of underlying political agendas. The professor’s son, Ferry Porsche, assumed control of the company and use of the Type 64 as his own personal car. Ferry Porsche continued to drive it regularly after the war, especially for bouts between Zell am See, Gmünd, and Stuttgart. Legend has it that he once drove his mother from Zell am See to Gmünd over the highest Austrian mountain pass, Grossglockner, after which she praised the excellent seating in the car. The now one-of-a-kind race car was entwined in the company’s nascent history, as the younger Porsche sought capital to post bail for his father’s release. This was accomplished by assuming a lucrative contract to build a grand prix car for Cisitalia. Porsche’s resulting bond with the local Austrian racing scene was to lead to the Type 64’s impressive post-war life, which included 46 years of single ownership. In 1947, with the Type 64 in need of some attention as Ferry’s personal transportation and the face of the young company, it was decided to refresh the car’s body, a task that was entrusted to none other than Pinin Farina. After the engine was rebuilt at Gmünd headquarters, it is believed that Ferry Porsche himself applied a new wide-font scripted badge of the Porsche name to the car’s nose, creating the blueprint for the iconic marque script that exists to this day. In July 1948, just prior to a local race at Innsbruck, Ferry Porsche made a public demonstration of his 356 roadster—the famous Porsche Number 1—to help promote the company’s new sports car model. The Type 64 was used as a chase car and was seen closely following the 356. One of the contestants of the race, a well-known Austrian private racing driver and lubricant producer named Otto Mathé, took notice. Mathé had enjoyed racing motorcycles in the 1920s and early ’30s until a bad accident in 1934 left him without the use of his right arm. The fierce competitor refused to quit racing, however, and switched to motor cars, driving hand-tuned specials to numerous class wins across Austria during the 1950s. His exploits behind the wheel would go on to inspire a younger generation of Austria’s drivers, as later noted by Jochen Rindt and Niki Lauda, who considered Mathé a childhood hero. Mathé was smitten with the Type 64 during his encounter with it, and in 1949 Porsche agreed to sell him the car. To accommodate shifting with his left hand, the privateer converted the Porsche to right-hand drive and initially modified the engine’s displacement so that he could race in the 1,100 cc class. He also replaced the Volkswagen-based cable-braking components with a hydraulic system sourced from a Fiat. After retiring early at the Austrian Alpenfahrt (a two-day rally of 800 miles through Tyrolean Alpine roads) in 1949, the Type 64 returned to the event in 1950 and emerged with a roaring class win. Less successful attempts at the 1951 Austrian Alpenfahrt prompted Mathé to install a 1.3-liter engine in 1952, and in this guise the car performed admirably at various rallies during the 1952 season, including the Strassenrennen and the Gmündner-Berg-Rennen. In combination with the performance of his other race cars, Mathé racked up an impressive 22 victories during the 1952 season. From 1953 onward the Austrian driver increasingly preferred a Carrera-powered special called the Fetzenflieger, and the Type 64 received a mild restoration before becoming the centerpiece of Mathé’s personal museum at Innsbruck. Despite several attempts by the increasingly successful Porsche company to buy the Type 64 back for heritage purposes, Mathé could never be tempted to sell the car. Both Ferry Porsche and his legendary PR man Fritz “Huschke” von Hanstein negotiated between 1957 and 1964 with Otto Mathé to get the car for the newly built Porsche Museum. More than 40 original letters on file provide evidence of their attempts to buy or even exchange the car for a 356 or 904 Porsche. As later reported in the April 1989 issue of Excellence magazine, he even began referring to the important Porsche as der Ahnherr, or “the ancestor.” Mathé only rarely publicly presented the Type 64 toward the end of his four-plus decades of ownership, notably bringing the coupe to Monterey in 1983 for exhibition at Pebble Beach and a run with the Porsche Parade at Laguna Seca. In 1995, after 46 years of ownership, the stalwart competitor Mathé passed away, and after two years of estate settlement, the grandfather of all Porsches was finally sold to its second private owner. The Type 64 passed into well-deserving hands, as the new owner, Dr. Thomas Gruber of Vienna, is a very respected marque enthusiast, having written a dedicated volume about the original 911 Carrera RS model. Dr. Gruber commissioned a sympathetic restoration that stressed originality, and the aged finish was gently preserved with all its shades of original silver accented with hues of blue and green patina. After the mechanicals were refreshed, the car participated in the Austrian Ennstal Classic in 1999 and 2001, the Kaiserstrasse and Kottingbrunn rallies in 1999, and the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 1998 and 2003. In 2008 the Type 64 was sold to the consignor, a dedicated enthusiast with one of the largest car collections in Germany. The car has continued to benefit from careful preservation and attention as needed under his custody. This includes the incredibly well-preserved interior that even retains the very seat fabric on which Ferdinand and Ferry Porsche previously sat. Furthermore, and most important, the original engine was kept by Otto Mathé until his death and was saved by a friend of the family, who later sold the engine to the present owner. That engine, no. 38/43, was properly overhauled and reunited with 38/41. In preparation for the current important offering, the coupe was inspected by marque expert Andy Prill, who concluded, “I’ve seen countless special Porsches in my career, but nothing like this. I was very careful in examining the authenticity of the Type 64 and its chassis. After spending many days with the car, I have found evidence that all key components of the car are original as built in 1939/1940. This is the most historically significant of all Porsche cars, and it is simply incredible to find the oldest Porsche in this original condition.” Publicly offered for the first time in its long history, this remarkable Type 64 is the ancestor of all Porsches, and one can easily discern its resemblance to the marque’s evolution through the years, right up to today’s 911 model range. The extremely important coupe is documented with a full history, with bibliography by German automotive author Hans-Karl Lange, including design drawings, period photographs, factory documents, and incredible correspondence between Ferry Porsche, Huschke von Hanstein, and Otto Mathé. It offers an unparalleled opportunity to acquire the holy grail of Porsches, a pre-war relic of inestimable value to the Zuffenhausen cognoscente.
- 363 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750GT Veloce AR1369869 $125,000 $150,000 N/R According to Automobilismo Storico Alfa Romeo, this Alfa Romeo 1750 GT Veloce, chassis number AR 1369869, was manufactured on 24 July 1969 and sold the following day to Alfa Romeo Germany, Frankfurt. The original color is metallic light grey with a brown leather interior. An intense, comprehensive, nut-and-bolt restoration was recently performed by the skilled craftsmen at the highly respected Coachwerks Restorations (of Rudi & Company 300 SL fame). No expense was spared and no compromises were made in an effort to make this car one of the most detailed and high-quality 1750 GTVs available. The restoration process was highly documented from the beginning to the end, and a large file of photos and receipts accompany the car. Restoration receipts total a staggering $170,000. This superb example is further enhanced by its highly desirable Weber carburetor setup, as well as the much-sought-after European-delivery configuration with single headrest. Finished elegantly in a crisp silver metallic over black leather, this 1750 GTV is simply stunning.
- 364 1986 Ferrari Testarossa 66469 $150,000 $200,000 N/R The Testarossa offered here is a desirable early-production example, with a single mirror on the driver’s side, mounted high on the A-pillar—dubbed the “flying mirror” or “Monospecchio,” in Ferrari parlance, and widely considered more attractive than later versions. In later versions of the Testarossa, the attractive center-lock wheels were replaced with similar versions but with a five-bolt pattern. This Testarossa is finished in the classic color combination of Rosso Corsa over tan leather and comes with a rare Schedoni fitted leather luggage set. The Testarossa also includes service records dating back to 1999, including recent maintenance performed in October 2018. At that time the clutch was adjusted and a new starter relay installed. Along with the fitted luggage set, the car is accompanied by an owner’s manual in its leather pouch.To this day, the Testarossa remains one of the most recognizable and beloved Ferrari models ever produced. It is an icon of 1980s styling and performance, and it is just as exciting to drive today, even by current standards. Beautifully presented, this Testarossa is an exceptional example throughout.
- 365 1989 Lister Knobbly Continuation BHL148 $350,000 $450,000 Blue over Race. RHD. 1 of 4 built by Brian Lister with Jaguar engines in Lister Green and Yellow, later fotted with a Chev V8, well maintained by CKL Developments and Mark Lewis. Very successful in classic racing. via Bonhams Goodwood ’17 Not sold $350-450k
- 366 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Coupe 885078 $260,000 $300,000 The 78th left-hand-drive fixed-head coupe built, chassis number 885078 was dispatched on 20 October 1961 to Jaguar Cars New York. While the first owner was not recorded and the early history remains unknown, by 2004 this early-production E-Type found its way to Michigan. Photos from this time show the E-Type, now painted red, in need of restoration. Nevertheless, an online advertisement caught the attention of the current owner, who had the perfect restorer in mind—marque expert Josef Palotas, owner of Mühlental Garage in Switzerland. Never one to turn down a project, Mr. Palotas ascertained immediately that all the correct parts remained, including its matching engine and gearbox, and each body panel was stamped with the correct body number. Seven years later, the E-Type had undergone a complete nut-and-bolt restoration and was nearly unrecognizable. Now in concours condition, chassis 885078 shone in its original colors of Pearl Grey over a Dark Blue interior—one of just two cars ever finished in this combination. Mr. Palotas had done extensive research to ensure that the E-Type was period-correct, as these early flat-floor models differ from the more common later-production models. Small details such as the smaller rear deck lid and smaller gas-cap door ensure that chassis 885078 underwent the most authentic restoration. Now prepared for any concours on the international stage as well as Jaguar club affairs, this is an outstanding example of the iconic E-Type in its purest form.
- 367 1956 Jaguar XK140MC Roadster S812344DN $180,000 $220,000 N/R This XK 140 MC OTS (open two-seater) was originally supplied through Jaguar Cars New York, having left the factory on 16 April 1956. It is believed to be a fully matching-numbers car that was completely and professionally restored to the highest standards in 2004 by marque experts Vantage Motors of Stamford, Connecticut. The body was removed from the chassis, disassembled, stripped, and refinished. Additionally, the engine was balanced and assembled utilizing all-new Jaguar components. For added power, a pair of 2½ in. SU sandcast carburetors were installed to complement the larger Jaguar intake and exhaust valves, competition valve springs, and performance camshafts. This XK 140 is finished beautifully in original Pearl Grey with contrasting Navy Blue Connolly leather and Stayfast soft top, side curtains, and tonneau cover. New old-stock “J” headlights and correct NOS horns illustrate the close attention to detail paid to the restoration of this great British classic. Complete restoration receipts in excess of $140,000 as well as a Jaguar Heritage Trust certificate accompany the car, as do correct tools, books, and beautifully handmade luggage. This careful attention to detail was rewarded when the car won 1st in Class at the 2006 Palo Alto Concours and 1st in Class and Best Postwar Open Car at the 2007 Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance. In 2014 it was decided to paint the entire car to return it to show condition, presenting the next owner a sterling opportunity to exhibit this very special Jaguar once again. Equally at home on the road or the concours field, where it will surely be a contender for top class awards, this superbly restored XK 140 MC is one of the finest examples of the model RM has had the pleasure of offering.
- 368 1928 Bugatti Type 35B Replica BC83 $400,000 $600,000 This Crosthwaite & Gardiner Type 35B re-creation is visually and dimensionally identical to the original cars, handcrafted and precision-built with over 3,000 components that are manufactured from scratch. Well-known and respected within classic motor racing circles, the Crosthwaite & Gardner Type 35 is regarded by many as the most authentic reproduction Bugatti in the world—as demonstrated by the outstanding example offered here. Built in 1999, this Type 35B is finished in the iconic shade of Bugatti Racing Blue. The car is powered by a 130 hp, 2.3-liter supercharged inline eight-cylinder engine with nine roller bearings. The engine is mated to a four-speed manual gearbox, which sends power to a live rear axle. The Bugatti rides on eight-spoke alloy wheels and features a side-mounted spare. More recently the car has been enjoyed on and off the racetrack. This includes being campaigned during the Monterey Historics at Laguna Seca, Sonoma, Buttonwillow, Fontana, as well as on the California Mille. The car was displayed at the Riverside Auto Museum as well as presented at the Palm Springs Concours and at Quail Lodge. With a supercharged straight-eight engine that Ettore Bugatti would be proud to see and hear, this Type 35B re-creation exhibits all the expected characteristics of beauty, performance, and exquisite artisanship. It will be a wonderful addition to any collection or provide thrills in vintage motor-racing competition.
- 369 2016 Porsche 911R WP0AF2A97GS195170 $325,000 $375,000 N/R Finished in white with twin red stripes and a black interior, similar to the example displayed in Geneva at the launch of the 911 R, only the stripes hint of its incredible performance. This 911 R was carefully optioned to allow for not only high performance, but also all that one would need for a comfortable cross-country excursion. As such, it is equipped with a number of desirable options, including the extended-range fuel tank, Bose surround sound system, front-axle lift system, air-conditioning, PCM with navigation, and auto dimming mirrors, amongst others. With less than 400 miles from new, this 911 R is still fresh and is ready for its next owner to experience its incredible performance. Undoubtedly the most desirable iteration of the first generation of Porsche’s 991 platform, the R is a true enthusiast’s car. It was designed and built for those who relish the driving purity that the 911 has provided for over 60 years. The 911 R is quite simply Porsche at its very best.
- 370 2018 Ferrari 488GTB 70th Anniversary 232129 $375,000 $450,000 Offered here is the only 488 GTB finished in livery #23—the “Lucybelle,” created by Ferrari’s Tailor Made department to celebrate American privateer Ed Hugus’s 250 Testa Rossa, chassis number 0732 TR. It is no surprise that Hugus was chosen to represent this iconic and highly desirable model—in 1958 he drove his 250 Testa Rossa to an incredible 7th-overall finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The “Lucybelle” echoes Hugus’s white-and-blue-stripe paint job, said to have been inspired by a yacht that he had seen earlier that year! Finished in triple-layer metallic Bianco Italia, with those iconic double Blu Laguna stripes and the bold #22 on the bonnet and doors, this 488 GTB celebrates one of Ferrari’s great privateers. The interior is finished in black leather, including the lower dashboard, central tunnel, and headliner. The Goldrake racing seats are finished in Rosso Ferrari Jeans Aunde fabric, echoing the red fabric seats on Ed’s Testa Rossa. Small white details, such as the prancing horse logo on the headrests and the rev counter, ensure that the interior remains true to its sporting inspiration. Equipped with the carbon-fiber racing package, the dashboard and steering wheel are surrounded in carbon fiber. The smooth lines of the 488 GTB flow from the carbon-fiber front spoiler to the rear titanium exhaust pipes, while red brake calipers draw the eye to the 20-inch forged diamond rims. The dedication plate proudly marks the 488 GTB as an exclusive 70th Anniversary edition. Delivered new to California, this 488 GTB has just 155 miles on the odometer and is factory-fresh throughout. In as-new condition, with a livery honoring one of the most valuable vintage Ferrari models, this is the perfect piece for any collector looking for an exceptional and one-of-a-kind 488 GTB.
- 371 1966 Porsche 911 304061 $175,000 $225,000 N/R This 911 left the Porsche factory on 4 April 1966 and was delivered to a dealer in Culver City, California. The Porsche then moved to Aero V.W. Inc. in Inglewood, California, according to the copy of the Porsche Kardex. The previous owner retained this 911 for about a decade, having had the original 2.0-liter, 130 hp flat-six engine rebuilt by Power Tech in New Jersey. It was acquired by the current owner in 2015. Although this 911 was in excellent condition when acquired, the current owner commissioned Coachworks Restorations to undertake a comprehensive restoration to match the 1965 911 that is on display at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart. Finished in Slate Grey over Red, no expense was spared to restore this 911 to perfection. Recently, an estimated 850 hours of professional time was spent to elevate this Porsche to the highest level of quality. The attention to detail is evident in every aspect of this classic 911. Since completion in early 2019, has only been driven test mileage and remains in pristine condition. The original factory tool kit and copy of the Kardex accompany the car. Today, fine examples of the desirable early short-wheelbase 911s are in great demand worldwide. This Porsche is ideal for exhibition, club events, or rapid and enjoyable touring, and would make a great addition to any driving enthusiast’s collection.
- 372 1974 Porsche 914 2.0 4742920115 $45,000 $65,000 N/R Although the order for this car was placed through Porsche-Audi North America, it was processed through Car Tours in Europe and was collected by its first owner, John Porter III, directly from Wilhelm Karmann GmbH in Osnabruck. Delivered in the fetching color scheme of Olympic Blue with black leatherette interior, it was well equipped with extras, such as a Blaupunkt “Emden” radio, tinted windscreen, sealed beam headlights, center seat cushion, and undersealing. Mr. Porter used the car initially in Europe—where it received its first service—but then exported it stateside shortly thereafter. The car would remain in his Tennessean ownership for the next 42 years until its sale to its second owner, who retained the car until 2018. Mercifully, Mr. Porter was an inveterate record keeper, and the car is accompanied by virtually every significant document pertaining to its order, purchase, registration, and delivery. Remarkably, it also contains copy documentation relating to the loan taken out to fund the purchase, international motor insurance cards, shipping and customs documents, and detailed mileage and service logs for the entirety of Mr. Porter’s ownership. Having benefitted from a thorough but sensitive refresh in 2016–2018, the car is beautifully presented throughout. For any 914 to be presented in such fine condition and supported by such unimpeachable provenance and by such a comprehensive history file is truly unprecedented.
- 373 1967 Porsche 911S Rally 308475S $250,000 $325,000 This wonderful 1967 911 S was originally delivered through Porsche of America in Teaneck, New Jersey, to Dr. John Sullivan of Syracuse, New York. According to its factory Kardex, it was ordered with the desirable Rally Package, Sport Kit II, a locking differential, and set of air horns, along with Dunlop tires. Allegedly too hot to handle, Dr. Sullivan didn’t keep the car long, selling this and another early 911 to Maryland-based Porsche racing driver Bruce Jennings, known as “King Carrera.” While Jennings drove the other car on a daily basis, he only competed in this 911 S once, in a 10-lap sprint at Bridgehampton. He otherwise put the car into storage, placing it on jack stands in his garage, where it remained virtually untouched for nearly three decades. A close friend of Jennings relates that he rotated the engine periodically to ensure lubrication. After Jennings’s passing in 1997, it was acquired directly by the current owner. Careful examination reveals that the Silver Metallic adorning this stunning ’67 S is factory-original and unmolested in all respects. The odometer reading of just 8,266 miles appears to be original and correct. For a car that left the factory on 17 August 1967, that is quite astonishing, and it makes this first-year 911 S, equipped with factory Rally equipment and Sport Kit II, an ideal Porsche that any serious collector would rightfully covet. Today the original black leatherette interior of this special 911 appears as new. The very unusual ventilated upholstery on the driver’s and passenger Recaro Sport seats is in perfect condition, and the leather-wrapped sports steering wheel is unmarked. There is provision for mounting a set of racing harnesses. The body panels and floor pans were never undercoated by the factory, as a weight-saving measure, and remain in excellent original condition. Under the front lid resides a correct 100-liter rally fuel tank. The Fuchs alloy wheels retain a set of period-correct 500/7.50×15-inch Goodyear Blue Streak tires. Included with this exceptionally rare Porsche is a copy of its factory Kardex, Certificate of Authenticity, copy of the homologated Group 3 Rally components, along with its original tool kit, owner’s manuals, and maintenance record book. This very special high-performance lightweight 911 S is in impeccable original condition and boasts a wonderful and unblemished pedigree.
- 374 1986 Porsche 911 Turbo WP0JB0936GS050122 $125,000 $150,000 N/R This 1986 example benefits from having the later 3.3-litre engine, which increased power to 282 hp at 5,500 rpm. It is capable of 0–60 mph in just five seconds while boasting a top speed in excess of 160 mph, impressive even by today’s standards. According to the accompanying Carfax report, this 911 Turbo lived in New Jersey from 1990 to 2013 before passing through an owner in Ohio. It was subsequently purchased by the current owner from Texas. Having covered just over 15,000 miles in total, it presents in fantastic condition. Most important, it is presented in desirable gleaming black paintwork over a matching black leather interior and equipped with black Fuchs alloy wheels. In addition, a recent engine inspection, carried out in February 2018, found that the engine is in excellent condition and demonstrated wear characteristics akin to an engine with far fewer miles. Finding a 930 Turbo in this specification, mileage, and condition is becoming increasingly more difficult. This fine example would be a noteworthy addition to any collection and equally enjoyable to use as a standalone weekend getaway car.
- 375 1999 Ferrari 550 Maranello 115751 $150,000 $175,000 N/R The 550 Maranello offered presents beautifully throughout. Finished in tasteful Tour de France Blue over tan leather, the car shows little wear, as it has only traveled a little over 4,950 miles. The clean Carfax report further supports the current condition, demonstrating the dedicated care of the car’s current owner. Furthermore, the owner notes that since January 2019, over $15,000 in service has been done to the car. This attractive TdF Blue example represents the opportunity to purchase one of Ferrari’s last front-engined manual-transmission berlinettas. The car is beautiful to behold and exhilarating to drive; thus it is fair to say, with its current mileage and near-new condition, this 550 Maranello is exceptional in every way and deserves serious consideration by the discerning Ferrari devotee.
- 376 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Ti Saloon AR1468*17109 $40,000 $50,000 N/R Offered is an early-series Giulietta T.I. in remarkably original condition, with just over 35,000 original kilometers from new. It was purchased in Italy by the late Martin Swig in 2002, in a deal facilitated by former Ferrari and Maserati Works racing driver Gino Munaron. It was subsequently imported to California, where it has remained as part of the Swig family collection for the past 17 years. Original details abound on this preservation-class example, including factory plaid upholstery, T.I.-specific tachometer, 15-inch Fergat wheels, and the small Carello taillights that were unique to the early-series cars. The bianco spino paint and brightwork present honestly and are strongly believed to be original finishes. An ASI certification plaque is mounted to the rear bumper. The history of this car is documented back to new. The original Autovettura registration booklet and early ownership paperwork show this chassis was first issued its “targa” license number 56529 in the Cuneo province on 4 August 1959. Annual registration stamps through the 1960s and 1970s are recorded, and the previous owner purchased the car in 1987. The 56529 CN license plate still adorns the car today. This is an excellent driving example that has benefited from regular use and proactive servicing over the past two years, including new tires, fresh fluids, and a new battery. This is likely the best example of a stock Giulietta T.I. extant in the United States; it represents a rare opportunity to acquire such an original specimen.
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