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Worldwide Pacific Grove – August 15th 2019

5pm August 15th 2019

Pacific Grove Municipal Golf Links
77 Asilomar Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

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Worldwide launched into the Monterey market in 2017 bringing the total number of sales to six. Rather than adding another stack em high, sell em hard epic, they went the boutique route and staged the sale on Thursday to try and get out of the shade that the big three always give. Ultimately the sale was a mixed bag with some good results, plenty of no sales and a few what the ? moments. Despite offering three million dollar cars, a 1938 Delahaye 135M, 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C2500S and 1940 BMW 328, only the BMW sold and then for just $605k and a total of just $6.7 million. Worldwide returned in 2018 and managed to sell one of their trio of nice Duesenbergs and managed to get $5.5 million worth of sales completed on the back of a 56% sellthrough rate. 2019 sees them offer a similar micro boutique 40 lots and offer some really cool cars not seen elsewhere and while it cannot be easy surviving at this level, they do seem to have found their niche and are doing well.

Year – Sold/Offered/% – Total gross (US$) – High sale

2017 46/74 (62%) $6,766,250.00 $605,000.00 1940 BMW 328MM
2018 33/59 (56%) $5,527,550.00 $1,320,000.00 1931 Duesenberg Model J

Worldwide have helpfully offered no estimates for any of the lots but there are a few highlights that require no explanation other than how magnificent they are.

  • 1947 Cisitalia D46 Monoposto – One of perhaps 50 D46s developed by Cisitalia and relatively successful in the late 1940s, raced by Roger Loyer in F2 although no detail given. Later discovered in Argentina, restored and said to remain matching numbers. Not powerful with just 60+bhp. $200 – 250k max.
  • 1969 Dodge Daytona Charger – Outstanding example, Bright Blue looks great, A33 Drag Pack, “A833” four-speed manual transmission, A11 code which designates this jewel as a real-deal Charger Daytona. Around the $250 – 300k mark seems like market.
  • 1930 Cadillac V16 Madame X Sedan Cabriolet – 1 of 2 Madame X Imperial Landaulet Cabriolet, later in Switzerland before a return to the USA. Beautiful condition. $400 – 500k wouldn’t be too much.
  • 1908 Stevens-Duryea Model X Touring – Powerful brass era car, known history from new, ex. Henry Austin Clark, beautifully preserved. $250-300k is market correct.
  • 1898 Riker Electric Stanhope – Early Electric powered auto. 1.5kw engine. Shown at the Boston Mechanics Fair where it won a competitive race. Later shown at the Exposition Universalle Internationale in Paris, where it was awarded a gold medal. Entered for the first race held by New York Automobile Racing Association, held at Aquidneck Park where it won and finished third in its two races. Later part of the Ford Museum before the Rikers repurchased it. Epic car. Regardless of whether its worth $500k or $1 million it will take the right purchaser to acquire it and I think perhaps $500k should be ample. Its not like its properly usable, but what a cool object.
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Key – Lot # – Year/Make/Model – Vin/Chassis # – N/R = No reserve – Description

1 1970 Porsche 911T Coupe 911 010 0091 N/R Interestingly, early build 1970 cars carried many of the 1969 features (many of which were one-year-only items) and are considered highly sought-after by Porsche aficionados. This particular car is the 91st 911T built for the 1970 model year and, while the COA shows a scheduled date of January 1st, 1970, the car was actually built in early September of 1969 and delivered on December 24th, 1969 to its first owner, John Quincy Brown of Oakland, California who leased it through Central Leasing Corp. He eventually bought the car out and kept it until his death in 2018 when the current owner purchased it from his estate. The car was well-maintained and entirely original. Included with the 911 is the original owner’s manual with warrantee supplement, original Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche, original tool roll and original jack. The car was repainted in its original color and all mechanical components have been serviced and rebuilt as needed. A letter from the lawyer settling the estate is included with the car and shows where the car was maintained and some detail about his owning the car from new. This car is original throughout including the interior, carpeting, dash, seats, engine, transmission, and undercarriage. This Porsche has never been rusty and has never been in any accident. It has been fully serviced within the last eight months and runs and drives superbly. The engine starts and runs perfectly, the transmission shifts smoothly through the gears, and the brakes stop confidently, straight and firmly. The car is ready to be toured anywhere. The car has its California pink slip copy with it and several registrations from its first owner. Ready to drive to a Porsche club meet or out for an evening spin, this highly original, numbers matching 911 is ready to enjoy.
2 1957 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I SED251 N/R Hooper’s work is beautifully displayed on this 1957 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I that’s finished on a lovely two-tone black and gold with tan hides. While there were several coachbuilders left during the 1950s, Hooper catered to only the very top of society by building the most bespoke bodies possible without care or consideration for the expense of materials or labor involved. These were elegant cars that were stately and grand that were well-suited for kings, queens, movie stars, and all manner of society’s finest. This example has just emerged from long-term ownership where it has been maintained, including recent service, and today presents in fine condition. Nothing about Hooper’s design for the Silver Cloud I is discreet, as its flamboyantly curved front fenders sweep gently into the beltline and down to the rear where it gracefully terminates into the rear fenders. This design effect was known by Hooper as the “Empire Line,” and was unlike anything else available at the time. The two-tone paint design accentuates Hooper’s lines with an amazing effect on this impressive car. The sweeping beltline theme is also carried out in the roof line and the doors are center opening for a classically elegant look. Of course, Rolls-Royce’s tall and imposing grille was not altered by Hooper and the Spirit of Ecstasy rides proudly at the top while front fender-mounted rearview mirrors add a touch of British elegance. The interior is finished as only a Rolls-Royce could be with fine tan leather and beautifully finished woodwork that rivals even a Steinway piano. This car features center-mounted gauges that are clean and clear, and the Hooper & Co. plate found on the rear door sills announces to all that this is a bespoke built motorcar. In the rear, picnic tables of the same fine woodwork are set into the rear of the front seats while the rear seat features a center folding armrest and ashtrays with lighters. This Rolls-Royce has also been fitted with safety belts for occupant protection. All glass is clean and clear, and the greenhouse effect brightens the entire interior experience. The engine in this Silver Cloud is the tried and proven 4.9-litre inline six that is nicely sorted with correct colors and all wiring and plumbing neat and tidy. This Silver Cloud also retains its handbooks from both Hooper and Rolls-Royce and rides on wide whitewall tires with color-keyed hubcaps that give it a classically formal appearance. It was owned by prominent Pebble Beach collectors and recently fully serviced and inspected by noted shop, Antique Auto Restoration, in Sand City, California in July of 2019. The collaboration between Hooper and Rolls-Royce resulted in some of the most stunning cars ever seen as evidenced by this magnificent Empress. Excellent reliability, style beyond compare, and comfort of the highest level are the hallmarks of this 1957 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I with coachwork by the great Hooper. For a car that will make a grand entrance, this Rolls-Royce is ready for any night on the town.
3 1962 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible 62E092040 This 1962 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible comes from over 30 years of single ownership where it was carefully maintained and restored only as needed. The owner was active in the show world and showed this car many times including in Hartford, Connecticut, Newport, Rhode Island and at the New England Concours. It is loaded with just about every Cadillac option available for 1962 including working factory air-conditioning, power windows and vent windows, power trunk, power locks, cruise control, Autronic Eye, power seats and power antenna. The car has been regularly maintained and exercised and has benefitted from a full tune-up, brake service and complete detail this year. It is rust-free and restored to correct original condition. It has new tires, its correct jack and spare, original owner’s manual with warranty supplement and extra parts with the car. One would be hard pressed to find another in this condition and with this list of factory options.
4 1967 Oldsmobile Tornado 396877M617082 Offered here is the very same Oldsmobile Toronado that Mike Conners drove in the hit show Mannix. Considered by many to be one of Barris’s finest work, it set the pace for success of the show. Barris was hired to create the Mannix Roadster in 1967 when he took delivery of a brand-new Oldsmobile Toronado. Introduced by General Motors for the 1966 model year, the Toronado was aimed squarely at the Buick Riviera and Ford Thunderbird as a personal luxury car but used a unique front-wheel drive platform. Barris went to work by cutting the roof off and then replacing the back seat with a custom made tonneau cover that turned the Toronado into a two-seater roadster. The car’s structural integrity was maintained by constructing a huge X-frame at the center of the chassis. Barris then restyled the grille and extended the front fenders. The design was so appealing that General Motors used it on later model Toronados. A fully customized interior followed complete with a rotary telephone and secret hidden gun compartment. Mannix first drove the roadster in silver with a black lower beltline and sealed beam headlights. It was then returned to Barris who updated the roadster by changing the headlights to Euro style halogen inserts. He also changed the lower beltline of the car to red where it successfully carried Mannix to the conclusion of the first season. In 1968, for the second season, Mannix drove a Dodge Dart and the Oldsmobile Toronado Roadster was sold to amusement park developer Charlie Woods who owned the famous Gaslight Village and Amusement Park in Lake George, New York. Woods had an impressive car museum where the Mannix car sat alongside the likes of the Greta Garbo Duesenberg, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and a number of other Barris customs including the Munster Coach, the Little Red Wrecker, and Bob Hope’s golf cart. When the museum closed the Mannix Roadster was sold off and went into a private collection in Bristol, Tennessee where it joined several other Barris cars including the 1928 Porter touring car from the show “My Mother the Car” and the “Rickshaw Taxi” that Barris built for the 1970 World’s Fair in Tokyo, Japan. The Mannix Roadster was also featured on the cover of Barris’s book “Cars of the Stars.” In the present day, the Mannix Roadster is in the exact same original condition that it was when it left the show in 1968. All upholstery, mechanicals, and even the tires are just as they were when the Oldsmobile was driven off the set. Most impressive is that it still has its rotary dial phone. The chance to own this iconic car is perhaps just as rare as the car itself. The Mannix Roadster is a movie star, it’s a George Barris custom, its ownership chain is unbroken, and it is completely authentic right down to the tires. Its crime fighting days may be over, but this Roadster lives on as a Hollywood icon from the days of a crime fighting detective named Joe Mannix.
5 1973 Volvo 1800ES Sport Wagon 183636300487 N/R This 1973 Volvo 1800ES marks a particularly exciting find at auction with its remarkable originality under just two prior owners. It was sold new to its original owner, Dr. Robert H. White Jr., by Annapolis Motors Inc. in Pennsylvania. In 1993, the car was purchased back by the original dealer and then held on the showroom floor, where it was maintained until 2014. The vehicle is finished in its stunning original color combination of Volvo Red (Code 46) with black leather interior upholstery. In addition to its excellent provenance and striking looks, this 1800ES features Bosch fuel injection, air-conditioning and an extremely rare and desirable Borg-Warner three-speed automatic transmission. Having traveled 79,793 actual miles, the vehicle remains in spectacular condition and comes to auction with the original roadside jack, tools, owner’s manual, service manual and maintenance records. Simply, this collector-grade 1973 Volvo 1800ES is quite likely one of the nicest examples of this highly desired and sought-after model in existence and available anywhere today.
6 1955 Chrysler 300 3N552409 Offered as part of The Pacific Grove Auction is this fabulously restored 1955 Chrysler 300. Known by the club and known to be one of the finest examples extant, this car underwent a nut and bolt restoration by Nathans Custom Cars of Sumas Washington. Originally a Pacific Northwest car, and never subject to rust or rust repair, the restoration was completed over a two-year period ending in early 2014. Nothing was overlooked and attention to accuracy and detail was carefully adhered to. Not only were cosmetics carefully restored, all mechanicals were done as well, making the car an excellent running and driving touring car. Over the last 60 days, fastidious ownership has commissioned a re-detail of the entire car including the undercarriage which is as well-restored as the rest of the car and installed a complete brand-new exhaust system. During this time, the car was presented to the 300 Club International for review and received its certification. The club paperwork is included with the car. Additionally, a copy of the original IBM build card is also included with the car as are numerous articles, books and receipts. The car came from the factory exactly as it shows today with power steering, power brakes, AM radio, and in the rare color of Tango Red, of which an estimated 40 survive today of only 245 originally built according to the 300 Club International. This is a show caliber car that is capable of being toured and enjoyed as well. Simply said, it is one of the best in existence.
7 1963 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Coupe 887985 Offered here is a correct, authentic and beautiful example of this most iconic car, a sought-after Series I that has been wonderfully restored and has been driven a mere 300 miles since. Finished in Carman Red, this E-Type coupe has been well cared for and presents in striking condition. Jaguar’s smooth and sleek design starts at the front with a low nose and split front bumpers that were like nothing else on the road at the time. As a Series I, this example is fitted with the Lexan headlamp covers that defined the aerodynamic appearance of the E-Type. The menacing bulge in the hood gives it an aggressive stance but was actually necessitated by the tall twin-cam six engine. The E-Type’s appeal was found in the extremely long hood that gracefully terminated back to a long sloping hatchback that featured a side hinged rear door. Super long split rear bumpers completed the look and was also nicely set off by twin tailpipes just below the valance. The frame-up restoration of this car left nothing overlooked and it presents today in nearly new condition. The engine compartment is perfectly detailed with polished aluminum components and triple SU carburetors. It also carries an upgraded cooling system with a larger radiator and an electric cooling fan. All paint colors and wiring are nicely sorted, and the detail involved in this engine compartment is astounding. The interior is finished in black leather with black carpets and, in the interest of safety, this Jaguar has been fitted with seat belts. The perfect Grand Touring appearance is achieved with a real wood steering wheel that also matches the shifter knob. Authentic Series I toggle switches line the dashboard and all gauges are nicely restored. This Series I rides on period-correct blackwall tires with Jaguar chrome wire rims. The E-Type was a car that changed how the world looked at a sports car. Clearly, Jaguar set the pace for all others to follow with its super low and sleek design. The E-Type was a car that was just as welcomed at the Country Club as it was on the racetrack. A recent test drive by a Worldwide Auctioneers specialist found the car to run and drive very well with good acceleration, responsive road manners and an overall highly enjoyable experience. Prospective buyers looking for an authentic Series I E-Type should look this example over closely in order to fully appreciate the craftsmanship and detail involved in its restoration.
8 1965 Volkswagen Westfalia Camper 235147876 N/R This beautiful SO-42 “walk-through/pop-top” Westfalia is reported to have originally sold new, and was used extensively in Colorado. Treated to a full restoration that spanned seven years, the rust-free body was stripped down to bare metal with all body work done at a professional lever. In addition to a complete mechanical rebuild, all the interior was restored to its original appearance. New wiring ensured that this camper was safe and ready to hit the road. Finished in popular dark blue and white color scheme, the interior has been restored using factory materials for passenger seating and all new components for the camping equipment including that very desirable pop-up center hatch and Safari windshields. All the restoration was captured in photos and included is a booklet filled with records, receipts and a thumb-drive that chronicles the love and professionalism that went into making this attractive Campmobile the show piece that it is today. During the late 1960s, these micro-buses gained a cult following. Reflecting a portion of that heritage, the décor of this Westie features psychedelic-inspired side curtain, custom lighting and a few other “peace-love” reminders of an era long past. Interest in these early “split-window” Volkswagen Transporters is at an all-time high, and when one looks at the quality of the original design combined with the craftsmanship that went into the restoration and upkeep of this “Westie”, you will see why these micro-buses are so easy to fall in love with, and what better way to see the world that in your own little home on wheels.
9 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster 1E11439 Finished in a lovely Opalescent Silver Gray with a black interior, this 1965 Jaguar E-Type Roadster carries a full restoration by David Ferguson of Images Autobody in Campbell, California, one of the leading specialists in Jaguar restoration. This numbers matching car was fully restored with literally every nut and bolt being removed and restored or replaced. The result is one of the finest examples of the E-Type in existence. The restoration used a full rotisserie and the bonnet was completely disassembled and bead blasted. All metal prep work and finishing were performed to the highest standards with all panels refitted to exact factory specifications. The result is that all body seams are in perfect alignment and the finish is impeccable. All chrome on the E-Type was then triple-plated for a perfect shine and durable finish. Jaguar’s magnificent 4.2-litre inline six is a masterpiece of engineering as proven by the engine bay on this example. The engine was completely rebuilt using new pistons, rings, valves, chains, bearings, oil pump, seals and gaskets. The radiator, fuel pump, starter, and alternator were also restored to new. The carburetors were completely rebuilt, and all hydraulics were brass sleeved for reliability. The transmission was also rebuilt with a new clutch installed, along with the rear axle and all suspension components rebuilt as new with cadmium plating. A new cloth braided wiring harness was fitted as new. The brakes were rebuilt with new rotors and wheel bearings. The result of all this craftsmanship is an engine bay and chassis that is concours show ready and performs as well as it looks. The interior was not overlooked as all upholstery was replaced in fine black leather and all carpeting was replaced as well. A new dash panel was installed, and all the weather stripping was replaced, with both doors also receiving new glass. Jaguar’s perfect execution of the Grand Touring experience is nicely displayed in the steering wheel that was refinished to factory specifications. Other items that received attention were complete body sound proofing and a new stainless-steel exhaust system. This Jaguar rides on new Dayton wire rims with knockoffs and new tires. The original tool kit and jack are included in the sale. This Jaguar also has its Heritage Certificate and made its show debut at “The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering” in 2017. It has been driven just 2,000 miles since and presents today just as it did when the restoration was completed. Not many cars carry the iconic look and prestige of the E-Type from Jaguar, and this 1965 roadster remains an example by which all others could be measured. For the very best in a classic British sports car, this E-Type will steal the show.
11 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 11304410007818 N/R A true gem, this elegant, dark blue 1969 Mercedes 280SL boasts matching numbers for chassis, gearbox, as well as the engine, and is complete with original black California plates. With only two long-term owners and a mere 65,397 original miles, this beautiful example is in meticulously kept condition and has only seen well-executed cosmetic restoration and recent servicing. The paint job retains this 280SL’s original deep blue color code. The roadster has both a hard top and soft top; the hard top has been repainted in the original dark blue and the soft top is newly fitted with the original color as well. In the cockpit, the dashboard is all-original, including factory radio, instruments and tools, which all reveal a beautiful well-kept patina. The seats are original MB-tex blue interior and remain in very nice condition. The car has received correct, new carpeting, but retains the factory rubber floor mats. Under the hood, is the original four-speed gearbox and engine; it has power steering, new tires, sound brakes and retains a flawless driving history. If you are in the market for a Mercedes-Benz 280SL with all matching numbers that still sparkles like new curbside, this midnight blue charmer is your car!
12 1932 Packard 902 Coupe 344041 Offered here is a stunning 1932 Packard Standard Eight 902 Coupe. The history and provenance of this Packard is well-documented, and it reveals that this 902 has always enjoyed a high level of care. Records indicate that it was sold new by the Kelley Motor Company in Glendale, California and it was in the rust-and salt free Southern California climate until the 1960s when it was acquired by noted Packard enthusiasts Mary and Louis Abrams. They drove the car for several years and then commenced its first restoration in 1973. From there, it won its Junior and Senior awards as well as receiving seven preservation awards between 1973 and 1980. They then toured the Packard extensively until 1988 when it was sold to George Townsend of Alabama, who maintained its perfect condition for the next 20 years. Mr. Townsend drove it regularly and then contracted with the award-winning shop of Anderson Restorations of Kanawha, Iowa for a comprehensive restoration from 1992 to 1993. It was stripped to bare metal and the body and chassis were restored to factory specifications. The engine was rebuilt, and all chrome plating was refinished to the highest standards. It also received all new upholstery including the rumble seat and the top was restored as well. Upon the completion of its second restoration, it was shown at an AACA Regional meet in 1993 and was awarded an AACA Junior Award. The magnificent restoration was then shown at several AACA Grand Nationals and it garnered its first Senior and first Senior Grand National awards. In 1993, it also won the prestigious Joseph Parkin Award for the best restored Packard. Further accolades followed when it won preservation awards in 2001, 2003, and 2004. Its next adventure was the Glidden Tour, where it performed flawlessly. Since the 1993 restoration, it has covered approximately 2,000 miles and today runs and drives exactly as it should. In the present day, it rides on authentic wire wheels and a rear differential with high-speed gears that allow it to easily cruise at modern highway speeds. In the interest of safety and reliability, a concealed electric fuel pump has also been added. This Rumble Seat Coupe is finished in a lovely shade of bold red, highlighted with gold pinstriping, and all chrome is finished to the highest standards. The interior is exactly what one would expect from a Packard with elegant wood-graining found on the window surrounds and dashboard. The upholstery is finished in soft light gray cloth and the dashboard features engine-turned metal with polished surrounds. Power for this magnificent Packard comes from its 320 cubic-inch straight eight rated at 110 horsepower. In keeping with the rest of the car, the engine compartment is impeccably detailed and in fine order. Other amenities included Packard’s adjustable ride control, self-lubricating system, dual side-mounted spare tires with factory Packard accessory mirrors, wire wheels, a rear folding luggage rack, and both dual horns and Trippe lights. This Packard was recently serviced and is now ready for the open road. Packards of the classic era are always a delight at any show and this striking coupe, with its fine lines and superb condition, does not disappoint. Whether used for touring or taking its rightful place on the show field, this is a seldom seen Packard that always makes a stunning arrival.
13 1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL 1210408500385 To say that this bespoke 1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL received a frame-up restoration just isn’t going far enough. With a true vision for aesthetics, the delightful yellow DB630 exterior highlights every curve while the tastefully upholstered, lush brown leather interior and matching carpets envelope the driver in sheer comfort and luxury. In short, this enchanting 190SL is arguably more impressive now than when it first rolled off the showroom floor, if such a thing is possible. And aye, it is. Every detail was accounted for in this car’s professional, correct California restoration; the brightwork has been replaced and is period-correct, down to the beautiful hubcaps, which are offset by yellow accents. Under the hood, everything has been rebuilt and is running like new. Following restoration, the current owner wanted the carburetor just right and went to herculean lengths to have the carburetor rebuilt and certified by Todd Previtte, the top Mercedes carburetor specialist in the country. Today, this car runs and handles at the model’s apex. To truly realize the extent of the painstaking restoration work, one merely has to take a look at the immaculate, color-coordinated undercarriage. Every effort has been employed in returning this beauty to its original glory. Not only a reliable driver, this thoughtfully crafted 190SL is an example with enough beauty and style to steal Max Hoffman’s heart.
14 1946 Pontiac Streamliner Station Wagon P8LB37781 N/R This highly original Pontiac Woodie Station Wagon was beautifully restored throughout, with careful attention to detail and originality. Our consignor reports all the woodwork is original, with a fresh refinish, and it certainly looks factory new. From the mahogany panels to the structural ash and the very cool rear split tailgate, it’s easy to see where the appeal of a true coachbuilt automobile comes from. Just check out the Ionia factory finger joints for evidence of the original craftsmanship these cars received. Woodie aficionados understand how critical it is having the original wood on a true wood-bodied car for both the accuracy and the intrinsic value of such a notable classic. The correct Sable Black paint was expertly applied, and the car still exhibits very nice panel gaps and door fit. It has a fine deep shine that really accents the original woodwork, as well as the restored chrome bumpers, crisp trim, and that cool “Chief” hood ornament. The vinyl roof is new and, with rear wheel spats and wide whitewall tires, it’s a classic look that would be right at home on the ranch or the country club. The interior is nothing short spectacular, with real wood door panels, lots of ash trim, and a classic dashboard full of chrome and Art Deco touches that looks like new. A fully restored steering wheel matches perfectly, the original radio and heater are still in place, and the incredible saddle-colored simulated leather upholstery looks great on all three rows seating. Seating for the driver and seven close friends with still more room for all the gear through the unique split tailgate access in the rear. The engine bay is a bone-stock restoration of the original 248 cubic-inch inline eight. Clean and highly correct, it shows the quality of the skills of the craftsmen who restored the engine. It jumps to attention quickly, and idles silently, and our consignor reports this fabulous Station Wagon gets a ton of attention at any AACA of PCA tour. With the original Ionia woodwork still in place, and the definite style and grace of a true coachbuilt classic, this lovely Pontiac Streamliner stands ready for any tour or concours. It has the driving manners of a more modern car, and exemplifies the very best of both eras. Tremendously fun to drive and immediately recognizable, it’s a stellar example that will be a delight to share with all your friends.
15 1961 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur Saloon BC5LBY The higher-specification Continental variant of the S2 chassis carried on the tradition established by the R-Type Continental of the early 1950s by offering distinctive stylistic and performance-oriented upgrades to discerning buyers. Among them were lightweight alloy body panels, a lower-profile radiator, upgraded braking with four-leading-shoe drum brakes up front, special high-speed tires and a higher rear-axle ratio applied up to ‘B-Series’ Chassis BC99BY. Of total Bentley S2 production numbering 2,308 cars, just 388 Continentals were produced. Today, each surviving example remains particularly coveted by astute marque enthusiasts by virtue of their robust V-8 power, stylistic excellence, limited production and coachbuilt elegance. Featuring lightweight alloy coachwork by James Young, this 1961 Bentley Continental, Chassis BC5LBY, was exhibited at the March 1961 Geneva Motor Show. It was delivered new through S.A. DuGarage de L’Athenee in Switzerland for their customer, Ervin Piqueres, who selected one of what is believed to be just 36 James Young-bodied, four-door saloons, of which just six were factory left-hand-drive examples. Established in Bromley in southeastern London in 1863, James Young first built horse-drawn carriages and transitioned to automobiles in 1908. Their first body for Bentley was completed in 1921 and by 1937, the firm had been procured by Jack Barclay, the famed London-based Rolls-Royce dealer. By the time Mr. Piqueres placed his order for this Bentley S2, James Young had long been established as one of the foremost premium coachbuilders for the Bentley brand. Among the factory options specified for BC5LBY were air-conditioning, white-sided Dunlop tubeless tires, a high-frequency horn and an electric radio antenna, as listed on a copy of the factory chassis specification sheet issued. After spending some years in Switzerland, RROC listings show that BC5LBY had been exported to the United States and by the mid-1970s, it was under the ownership of Ralph H. Kress of New York. For the next two decades, the Bentley remained under his care until 1997. The RROC Membership Roster of 1999 then listed Richard Riegel Jr. of Delaware as the new owner, who retained the Bentley until early 2018. During 2012, the lightweight James Young-built aluminum body of BC5LBY was refinished in rich burgundy paint, handsomely complemented by tan leather upholstery, with the work performed by Hilborn Motor Car Interiors. In addition, the engine and transmission were refurbished, as were the air-conditioning and braking systems, along with installation of a new set of tires. Tools and a history file, including a copy of the factory chassis records and Schoellkopf Card, accompany this 1961 Bentley S2 Continental by James Young at auction. A splendid example throughout, this well-maintained Bentley is equally ready for enjoyment on the open road and on the show field.
16 1958 Porsche 356A 1600 Speedster 84082 The 1958 Porsche 356A/1600 Speedster we are delighted to offer here is as dazzling as the model’s legendary reputation. With a scrupulous frame-up restoration conducted over the course of four years, this spirited example runs like it just left the factory with a correct 1600 engine, a carefully rebuilt transmission and a recent valve, carburetor and brake adjustment. This car has only been driven 100 miles since the total restoration. The cosmetics are in flawless condition as well, with new, original factory silver metallic PPG paint, reupholstered seats in the original green, and replaced or polished brightwork (spears and rear grille were replaced). This car was purchased in California with U.S. specifications including sealed beam headlights, a speedometer in miles and a USA bumper, which is all verified on the Certificate of Authenticity. With only three owners on the west coast and Arizona, this 1600 Speedster has enjoyed ideal storage conditions. This example is one of the most coveted models Porsche ever produced; if you are looking for an example to enjoy to the fullest without worry, this is your car.
18 1968 Volkswagen 23 Window Samba microbus B8159839 N/R Finished in Sealing Wax Red with Alpine White roof and front panel “V” design, this fresh restoration features pleated gray vinyl seating that is still in its protective wrapping. The headliner has been brought back to its stock appearance including the inner panel of the sunroof opening, and all the gauges are bright and clear and appear as they did when new. This handsome microbus is fitted with not one, but two, roof racks for luggage with a wide-mounted ladder for easy access. All 23 windowpanes feature fresh sealing gaskets and glass, and best of all, are the Safari pop-out front windshields. One of the most attractive and sought-after examples of the Samba wagons, this 23-window sunroof microbus is perfect for the show circuit, but really would be so much fun being employed for the duties it was originally created, only now with just a little Brazilian twist.
19 1947 Cisitalia D46 Monoposto 19 * Documented in the authoritative book, “Cisitalia da Corsa Europa,” by Sergio Lugo Podesta, known to the Cisitalia faithful as “Doctor Cisitalia,” this wonderful 1947 Cisitalia D46 Monoposto is Chassis 19 of the series. It features the twin-carburetor intake system and air-intake scoop, both updates applied to the D46 to remain competitive in 1948. Car 19 was campaigned in European Formula 2 events during 1948 under the Ecurie de Paris banner by Roger Loyer, the Parisian motorcycle racer who captured the French Grand Prix for 250cc and 350cc machines in 1937 and 1938, respectively. His first of five starts at the 24 Hours of Le Mans came in 1938, and after the war, Loyer competed mainly in single-seaters until 1950, but he did achieve success in national-level sports car events too, including victory in the 1953 Coupe du Salon at Monthléry. In 1954, Loyer was invited to drive for Gordini in his only Grand Prix start, the season-opening Argentine Grand Prix. While he did race until 1960, Loyer also designed numerous automotive devices during his professional career. After its early time in Europe, the D46 was raced in Argentina, where it was found in 1980, disassembled and inside a warehouse. Subsequently, the Cisitalia was restored by Gonzales in Argentina. As offered, it retains the original engine, the original and special rear differential, the original chassis and much of the original body, including the hood, lower body panels and cowl, plus the original steering wheel, gauges and brake components. The tail cone was replaced, but the original item accompanies the car. A proper period transmission is currently installed. Most recently, the D46 was imported to the United States in advance of its offering at Pacific Grove. Riding on a new set of Borrani wire-spoke wheels mounting new tires, this highly engaging postwar monoposto carries an outstanding presence and offers many opportunities to the new owner.
20 1969 Dodge Daytona Charger XX29L9B386555 * N/R Reporting under 25,400 miles from new, this outstanding example is one of the most sought-after Mopar Muscle Machines and pays homage to the days when horsepower was everything and winning on Sunday did turn into sales on Monday. According to our consignor, this exquisite example finished in “B5” Bright Blue and is wearing its factory applied paint. A proper blue vinyl bucket seat interior awaits the driver and a companion separated by the wood-trimmed center console that houses the brown-ball tipped Hurst shifter, all proper according to the original fender tag. Built to fill a need for speed, equipment is on the light side with the original owner neglecting to add any type of radio package. He kept the standard heater-defroster but did upgrade to the in-dash combination tachometer and clock, “tic-tac”. This “winged warrior” is also fitted with the very desirable A33 Drag Pack which includes that awesome Dana 60 Sure-Grip rear axle with 3.54:1 gears which allows the driver to maintain total control for those quick get-away situations. Shifting is easy for that code D21 “A833” four-speed manual transmission with the Hurst shifter. And yes, that same tag does carry the A11 code which designates this jewel as a real-deal Charger Daytona. According to online sources this Charger Daytona was sold new at Reedman Dodge in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, the original invoices have been lost to time, but included with this car is an original Reedman Dodge dealership trunk badge that was found in the glovebox with the original adhesive material on the back still intact. This super car is riding on original special performance steel wheels and fitted with a set of “Red-Line” performance tires and the basic no-nonsense hubcaps. The Nascar Registry records this as an original 440cid Daytona and is in its correct color, correct interior and importantly correct engine, transmission and other components. Under the hood appears to be in order including the decals and even special tag for the battery. The car has been shown on a very limited basis and would be ripe for both marque specific as well as historical preservation awards from a number of organizations. The afformentioned Nascar Registry letter accompanies the car as documentation to this example being one of the limited 503 Daytona’s built, one of an estimated 310 remaining with a handful equipped with the highly desirable four-speed transmission. The winning bidder of this gem may have to do only one thing after purchasing this car and that is to buy a trophy cabinet for the awards it is sure to bring home. A blue-chip muscle car, the iconic muscle machine checks a long list of boxes.
22 1953 Jaguar XK120SE Roadster S673361 The 1953 Jaguar XK120 SE Roadster we have the pleasure to offer you here has undergone a nut and bolt restoration with no expense spared. Prior to its several-year restoration, the car enjoyed most of its sheltered life in Escondido, California where it remained in all-original condition. Today, it is a true testament to its restoration’s level of expertise. This Special Equipment XK120 retains all matching numbers for its chassis, engine and gearbox and it’s running beautifully. It has been aptly returned to its former aesthetic glory with original black color-coded paint by Sacio Enterprises in San Diego, which has also overseen the restoration process. The original wire rims and all brightwork have been refinished to a bright gleam. The interior is flawless and has been refitted with a correct red leather interior. The result is the whole package – a striking example that is as alluring now as the day it was purchased.
23 1972 Volkswagen 6 window Microbus BH256834 N/R Recently restored, this Volkswagen Kombi is finished in a popular combination of green and white. Close inspection of this microbus will reveal the detail and craftsmanship that was applied to every step of the process preparing this bus. The original engine and transaxle were completely rebuilt, and the sound body was stripped down to the bare metal and treated to the same level of fit and finish as those German-trained engineers had when this vehicle was created over 45 years ago. Starting up the engine and that familiar VW-twang is like music to the ears. The interior was also treated to a full restoration including all new foam inserts and authentic-style vinyl covering in a pleasing shade of gray. Among some of the more popular amenities are the dual “Safari” pop-out windows, again with all the hardware freshly plated and new glass panes, and two separate roof-mounted luggage carriers and a ladder for easy access. This unique microbus is also fitted with corner windows in the rear to allow for better visibility for the driver. Since completion, this handsome passenger hauler has been used only for test miles and final detailing with the seats still in their protective plastic covers. No detail was overlooked during the process, with all interior hardware having been re-plated or replaced and the instrument cluster is bright and appears just as it did when new. One of the beauties of the Volkswagen Transporter was its simplicity in design. That theme has been a driving factor from day one, simple but efficient, and this Transporter is a fitting example of those ideals. Turn-key and ready to enjoy, this is truly a magnificent machine.
24 1930 Cadillac V16 Madame X Sedan Cabriolet 702584 * Offered here is a remarkable example of this iconic motorcar, a 1930 Cadillac V-16 ‘Madame X’ Imperial Landaulet Cabriolet wearing a Fleetwood body style #4155-C. Riding on an immense 148-inch wheelbase the 4155-C sold for astronomical $7,350 when a new Plymouth could be had for just $670. This particular example is one of only two Imperial Landaulets built with a convertible top that opens to expose only the rear seating area, a design that has been favored by European royalty for centuries. The provenance of this Cadillac is known right from the beginning as it was sold new and delivered to the Cadillac dealer in Antwerp, Belgium through General Motors Export Division. It then made its way to Switzerland and remained there for nearly 40 years before it was acquired by a collector here in the United States. Under the hood is engine number 702584, the correct and original 16-cylinder engine for this car. The firewall retains the original trim tag and its numbers solidify the pedigree of this car. It also carries its original brass data tag that was used for export models only. This sale is accompanied by a copy of the original Cadillac build sheet, which documents that this V-16 Cadillac retains its original engine, chassis, and body. The dramatic length of this V-16 is nicely accented with dual side-mounted spare tires. The V-16 emblem up front tells the world that this is no ordinary motorcar and the headlights, which were unique to the V-16 series are incredibly large. Styling for the V-16 carries a degree of understated elegance with simple bumpers that are straight and plated in beautiful chrome. An optional folding luggage rack also adds extra storage for touring. The interior was professionally restored some years ago and is finished in period-correct wool broadcloth. The rear compartment carries all the amenities one would expect including vanity lights and built-in arm rests. The dashboard retains all its proper gauges and controls and as a European export car the speed is calculated in kilometers. The personality of this car is transformed when the folding landau top is lowered giving it the appearance of a classic formal car. Of course, the engine compartment needs no introduction as the mighty V-16 is smooth, ultra-quiet, and a genuine work of art. The engine is neat and tidy with all components in good order. The ‘Madame X’ Cadillac represents the very pinnacle of the Golden Age of the Motorcar. It simply makes no apologies for its length, weight, or grandeur. This example, as one of only two variants of this type, with its provenance and dedication to authenticity, presents as a welcome addition to many events and tours and allows entry into the ranks of V-16 ownership.
25 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 10704412059024 N/R This example represents one of few 450SLs delivered directly to the United States for sale during the model’s final year. It remains exceptionally original and appears much as it did for the first owner as he drove it off the lot at Turner Motors in West Chester, Pennsylvania, a testament to his unparalleled stewardship for 33 years. Finished in Classic White (737) paint with a Midnight Blue (904) top and leather interior, this Mercedes presents as a lovely, unrestored and superbly cared-for example and is quite possibly one of the finest in existence and available. Showing only an unfathomable 12,800 documented miles, this exceptional automobile is accompanied by a plethora of service records and its factory-issued data card, as well as the original books, tools, hardtop and soft top. While renowned for their quality and durability, precious few of these SL Roadsters have survived in original and unrestored condition. This remarkable final-year example is a true rarity that is nearly impossible to duplicate and would make any marque enthusiast proud to own it. A high-quality collectible, this 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL remains a wonderfully drivable and enjoyable, low-mileage example of a true Mercedes-Benz icon – the definitive sporting luxury-convertible series of the era.
26 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Touring Coupe 4467? The 1900C SS offered here is a third series example wearing Touring of Italy’s smooth five-window coupe body. The series three is recognized by its slightly lower roof line and its beautifully sculptured and extended nose. As one of Italy’s premier design houses, Touring’s masterful work is resplendent in an all-aluminum body that features a proportional design with a low roofline and the subtle details in the lower body that gives it the perfect Italian touring car appearance. Up front is Alfa’s signature grille emblem that was designed in 1910 with the red cross on a white field signifying Alfa’s hometown of Milan and the snake symbol of the Visconti family that ruled Milan. At the rear is the famous Superleggera script. Its translation “super light” was the benchmark of the great Felice Bianchi Anderloni, who pioneered his lightweight body construction methods for Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, and Aston Martin. The clean and crisp design of this 1900C SS is nicely accented by Borrani chrome wire wheels and Marchal lighting. This Alfa was sold new in Chicago and then went to England where it was recently acquired after 30 years in the same family. Power comes from its correct third series twin-cam inline four with twin choke Solex carburetors and a five-speed gearbox. The engine was recently rebuilt according to factory specifications and the engine compartment is nicely detailed. This Alfa also retains its original bumpers with the Brunsig manufacturer’s plate intact. The interior features all the attributes of a fine Italian car in the finest Grand Touring style with center mounted gauges, two-tone Italian gray wool and red leather, and its Nardi wood steering wheel. It also retains its factory radio, spare tire and original tool kit. Alfa’s incredible history comes alive in this beautiful example of their Grand Touring work. With its powerful engine and super light aluminum coachwork, this is a car that is ready for all vintage rallies and events including the prestigious Mille Miglia. This 1900C SS is a coachbuilt Alfa Romeo—in particular, a beautifully restored example and is a genuine CSS with desirable equipment that’s ready to be driven and enjoyed.
27 1957 Pontiac Star Chief Safari Sport Wagon P757H59010 N/R This lovely example was purchased and completely restored, with the exception of the original headliner and door panels, which remain in excellent condition. Safari gurus Tom Young and Scott Gilrod stripped the entire car and made all new metal parts where necessary. Castor Interiors matched the original interior patterns perfectly, and Pontiac engine guru Alex Sorrano completed a compressive engine and tranny restoration. After two years, the Safari was ready for PHS events and many others in the SoCal area. The spacious and well-equipped interior looks great, with refreshed upholstery and the impressive dash that is a true work of late-1950s functional artistry. Equipped with power steering and power brakes, the engine bay, containing the potent 347 mill, is similarly correct, complete, and impeccable, with factory components, finishes, and fine details all properly in place. The dashing body of the Safari is similarly impressive, featuring proper panel gaps and shut lines, and is equipped with Pontiac’s “Jet Age” inspired trim throughout. Of course, excellent documentation is included, comprising extensive correspondence, parts and restoration receipts, before and after restoration photographs, and technical information. Exceedingly rare, well-restored and preserved, and gorgeous, this 1957 Pontiac Star Chief Custom Safari Station Wagon is certainly an exciting find a surefire favorite on showfields or on the open road.
28 1971 Ferrari 365GTB/4 cut coupe 13729 Offered here is an excellent example of this iconic car that takes matters one step further with its sporting and handsome conversion. This 1971 365 GTB/4, bearing serial number 13729, was built as a European specification left-hand drive car and completed on September 1, 1970, where it was then sold through the official Ferrari dealer Motor S.a.s. di Carle Allegretti in Bologna, Italy. Originally finished in Argento Metallizzato over blue leather, it was equipped with the desirable “Plexi-Nose” that featured fixed headlamps behind a full-width Plexiglas panel and was a unique styling feature in early European models. In the late 1970s, this car was exported to the U.S. where Larry Crossan of Loomis, California is noted as the earliest known American owner. Desiring just a bit more from his spectacular GTB/4, Mr. Crossan handed the car over to Michael Sheehan’s European Auto Restoration where it received a fully engineered conversion to its current Spyder configuration. Mr. Sheehan’s restoration facility had performed a number of these conversions and in the present day they are recognized as the most authentic and widely accepted versions of the 365/4 Spyder. Nothing was overlooked by Sheehan’s team as the conversion included the reinforcement of the front sub-frame, strengthening the windshield frame, and the installation of steel inner fender panels to ensure no compromising of its handling and performance. Serial number 13729 was next owned by Steve Forristall of Houston, Texas and would stay in his stewardship until 1987 when it changed hands with its ownership chain well-documented. A cosmetic restoration was undertaken in 2001 and its most recent owner has held it since 2007. In the present day, this Daytona presents in excellent condition and is now finished in Ferrari’s classic Rosso Corsa with a black interior. The fit and finish is impeccable with an excellent panel fit and all doors open and close exactly as they should. This Daytona rides on 215/70-VR15 Michelin radial tires mounted on Borrani wire wheels. The interior is finished with the signature Daytona bucket seats with contrasting red inserts, black carpets, and black fabric soft-top. The driver is immersed in the full GT experience with power windows, air-conditioning, period-correct Becker Mexico cassette/stereo, and its correct Daytona steering wheel. Power for this Daytona comes from Ferrari’s legendary four-cam, 4.4-litre V-12 with six Weber carburetors. The engine is nicely detailed with the correct wrinkle-finish cam covers and air cleaner housing. This Daytona was also recently serviced with a rebuilding of the carburetors, new ignition coils, new plugs, and new wires. The brake system was also serviced with rebuilt calipers and new pads. The Daytona is one of Ferrari’s most iconic road cars and was also the crowning achievement of the early Grand Touring chapter in automotive history. With its stellar performance and superb condition, this GTB/4 Spyder is more than ready for spirited driving on the open road.
29 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster 1E10641 Offered here is a 1965 Jaguar Roadster that’s finished in Golden Sand. This roadster has received a full restoration that has not only made it an excellent car but has also turned it into an ultra-performance track car as literally nothing has been overlooked in making this one of the best performing E-Types on the road. Everything from components to weight has been carefully calculated in its build and its beauty is exceeded only by its performance. Starting with the engine, its twin-cam six has been fully rebuilt using Weber carburetors, an external oil cooler, and a custom free flow exhaust system. A high flow CNC made oil pump ensures adequate pressure at all times. Weight was also not overlooked in this engine’s build with a lightweight starter motor and an aluminum radiator. The attention to craftsmanship and detail is found in the custom-made overflow tank that makes the engine bay look like a work of art. Power reaches the rear wheels through a custom-built five-speed gearbox that is all internally modified to give the appearance of a stock Jaguar gearbox. An upgraded heavy-duty driveshaft and upgraded U-joints transfer all that power to a rear differential with a set of 307 gears for high-speed driving. Enhanced stopping power is provided by lightweight aluminum brakes up front and stainless-steel brakes at the rear, all of which are oversized. Enhancing all this power is a body that features doors, deck lid, and bonnet made from lightweight aluminum. So intense was the concern for weight in this Jaguar that it even uses lightweight competition Perspex headlamp covers, which are lighter than glass and are far more durable. This E-Type also has its convertible top and a removable aluminum hard top that’s finished in the matching body paint color. The entire body structure was also reinforced with multiple gussets at all critical stress points in order to ensure stability while cornering at any speed. The interior is finished in tan and features a custom removable steering wheel and correct toggle switches on the dash. The Jaguar E-Type was always well-known for its Grand Touring comfort, but this build takes the entire GT concept to another level. Handling in this build is also greatly improved with electronic power steering and long-range touring is enhanced with a 25-gallon aluminum fuel tank. It’s also fitted with air-conditioning for driving comfort. Most impressive is that this Jaguar rides on Aluminum D-Type racing rims with triple knuckle spinner hubs that give it an aggressive stance. This is also an all-matching numbers car that also carries its Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate. Few exceptional sports cars in automotive history have made their mark on the racetrack and the open road but the E-Type can lay claim to both. The performance enhancements on this Series I E-Type allow it to live in both worlds as an excellent touring car that’s also capable of blistering performance. Not only is it a car that features impressive performance, but it’s also a car that has the stopping power needed to handle competitive driving. Prospective buyers of an E-Type like no other should look this one over carefully in order to fully appreciate the time and effort it took to create such a masterpiece
30 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Coupe 1E32376 Offered here is an E-Type that has achieved a superior level of authenticity with regard to how an E-Type should appear. Finished in Golden Sand, this 1966 Jaguar Coupe has been fully restored to like-new condition with a level of detail that is seldom found in any restoration. The refurbishment involved disassembly of literally every nut and bolt, which was then painstakingly researched to determine its proper appearance and then reassembled according to factory specifications. This means that all components were properly plated or painted according to how they looked when they left the factory. Starting at the front this E-Type carries the quintessential British sports car front end design with its elongated oval air intake, glass covered headlamps, wraparound bumper, and the menacing bulge down the centerline of the hood. The expert craftsmanship and attention to detail in this Jaguar’s restoration is clearly evident in the perfectly aligned body seams and its flawless paint that is clear and consistent across all body panels. At the rear of this coupe is the commanding stance of a true GT car, with its graceful roofline that extends all the way to the rear of the car. The restoration of this Jaguar involved taking it down to bare metal and refinishing it to the highest standards. Along the way a few sensible upgrades were made to the brakes and cooling system in order to improve its safety and reliability standards. It was finished in the summer of 2018 and has since been driven about 900 miles for testing. The interior has also received the same attention to detail with new leather in beige and all trim and fasteners correct and nicely polished. The GT experience comes alive with a beautiful wood steering wheel in a cabin that is nicely laid out and provides the driver and passenger a bright and comfortable feel with its expansive use of glass. The caliber of this E-Type’s restoration is also evident in the engine compartment where its famous twin-cam six is perfectly replicated from the factory with all wiring and hoses properly sorted. Its three SU carburetors are beautifully polished making the entire engine compartment look like a work of art. This E-Type rides on chrome Jaguar wire rims with blackwall tires that complete the look of this fine GT car. All numbers match on this example and it also comes with the factory tool kit and Jaguar Heritage Certificate. The attention to detail in returning a motorcar to its exact factory standards is certainly a difficult task, but through painstaking research and superior craftsmanship, this E-Type looks just as it did when it left the factory. There are not many cars that achieve this level of perfection and this E-Type is a car that stands alone as one of the very best in its class.
32 1988 Porsche 930 Flachbau Cabriolet WP0ZB093XJS07037 This magnificent machine is powered by its original M930/68 turbocharged engine and there is a long list of other upgrades including the limited slip differential, heavy-duty battery and the Fuchs alloy wheels with color coordinated insets, plus Porsche logo emblazoned center caps and locking nuts. The interior of this speedy coupe is well-appointed with such amenities as full instrumentation, six-way electrically adjusted seats that are also heated, Blaupunkt stereo system, heating and air-conditioning as well as automatic locks. With the push of a button, the convertible top lifts and stows away with quiet power-operated motors, and the windows are also lowered at the touch of a button. Exterior upgrades include driving lights installed in the front valance, an alarm system plus front headlight washers. Maintained to exacting standards, the consignor has cared for it with kid gloves. Always stored in a climate-controlled environment, it is as fresh today as when it rolled off the assembly line in Zuffenhausen. When originally introduced, the Porsche 911/930 Turbo package represented the height of performance for a street legal vehicle. Few customers in the USA could afford to get their hands on one of these $114,000-plus cabriolets, and those that owned them loved them. Today, the market is very thin on available examples and this one, finished in Grand Prix White with the black leather seats. Close inspection reveals no known accidents have been found in its history. Our consignor tells us that the undersides of this Turbo Cabriolet are clean and tidy, properly detailed with a sound exhaust system and solid suspension. All the gauges are in working order as are the electronics for both the mechanical functions of this car, and amenities such as lighting and stereo. Recently this 930 has had service and maintence done and the car stands at the ready for spirited use. The Slant Nose is considered one of the hottest Porsches and is pure enjoyment to drive. Even after 30 years, it provides an exhilarating experience every time the engine is fired up and the road opens up to your commands.
33 1933 Bentley 4.25 Litre Cockshoot Saloon B17GP N/R Offered here is a fitting example of Bentley’s heritage that has previously been fully restored and further meticulously maintained. It presents today in impressive condition in both mechanical and cosmetic appearance. Wearing coachwork from J. Cockshoot of Manchester, England, this is a sporty looking Bentley that also manages to carry a hint of classic formal elegance. As one of the earliest coachbuilders, Cockshoot’s lineage can be traced back to 1724 when they started building horse drawn carriages. They quickly gained a reputation for high quality craftsmanship and were immediately recognized by high society and royalty. Many kings and queens would go on to ride to their coronations and weddings in a carriage from Cockshoot. At the dawn of the twentieth century, the company easily made the transition over to motorcars and produced some astounding coachbuilt bodies including the famous “Pearl of the East” built on a Rolls-Royce Ghost that was exported to India. This Derby Bentley wears a saloon body that clearly demonstrates Cockshoot’s elegant and timeless design of a “Gentleman’s” motorcar. Starting at the front, the Cockshoot design is decidedly lower than that of the average car for its era. Its gracefully rounded Bentley grille is nicely accented by two large Lucas headlamps with a single driving light and twin horns. The graceful design of the fenders is nicely accented by a two-tone paint scheme with silver for the body and burgundy for the fenders that is also picked up by a matching burgundy beltline. The doors are center-hinged, and the rear carries a spare tire complete with a hard-shell cover with the Bentley logo. The interior is beautifully upholstered in fine ivory colored leather with matching door panels and light tan carpeting. As one would expect, the dashboard is finished in the finest burled walnut with a finish that matches that of the best furniture. Several chrome switches and control knobs all accent the beauty of the dashboard and this is also a right-hand drive car. Power for this Bentley comes from its 4.25-litre inline six with twin SU carburetors in an engine compartment that is clean and tidy with all components properly sorted. This Bentley rides on wide whitewall tires that are mounted on wire rims that are painted in a light gray for a nice contrast. The Bentley comes with its books and manuals as well as several ribbons for various wins from the Rolls-Royce Owners Club gatherings. This is a car that runs as well as it looks and was owned by prominent Pebble Beach collectors and recently fully serviced and inspected by noted shop, Antique Auto Restoration, in Sand City, California in July of 2019. The best of both worlds combined in this great motorcar featuring the fine engineering of Bentley and the superior coachwork of Cockshoot. So exclusive is this design that Cockshoot built just 16 bodies making this one rare indeed. For respected British engineering that also carries a beautiful coachbuilt body, this Bentley is a car that’s ready for both show and enjoyable road trips.
34 1932 Packard Twin Six Coupe Roadster 900-371 Offered here is an excellent chapter in Packard’s history with a striking 1932 Series Twin-Six that has enjoyed 40 years of continuous ownership in the same collection. When acquired, this Packard wore the five-passenger body that was also available on the Twin-Six chassis. The owner also happened to be in possession of a 1932 Series 903 Coupe Roadster. The two bodies were exchanged from the cowl back and the result is the all-Packard-made Twin-Six Coupe Roadster seen today, which is widely regarded as the holy grail of the early twelve-cylinder cars. This same method of exchanging coachwork was not uncommon as many Packard dealers and enthusiasts regularly performed body swaps in order to meet the demands and desires of car owners. This coupe roadster was then used for a number of years before being treated to a full and complete restoration. It was executed to the highest standards with the input of numerous Packard experts around the country. When fully completed in 2008 it was granted Full Classic® status by the Classic Car Club of America. Since then it has only been used sparingly and today presents in exceptional condition. Finished in a classic dark brown with a matching interior, this is a car that makes for a stunning impression from any angle. Packard’s dramatic and finely sculptured coachwork is right at home on its 142.5-inch wheelbase. Packard’s “Goddess of Speed” hood ornament shows the way on a front end that features the tall Packard grille, dual trumpet horns, and Pilot Ray driving lights. Dual side-mounted spare tires with hard shell covers are nestled neatly in the front fenders. A set of wide whitewall tires with contrasting black wire rims give this Packard the classic look, and a golf door and folding rear luggage rack offer ample storage for touring. The interior is exactly what one would expect from a car of this caliber with fine leather in deep brown with soft complementary carpeting. The woodwork on the dashboard contrasts nicely with the Art Deco inspired gauges that carry a jewel-like appearance. This Packard wears a brand-new convertible top. Power comes from its 445.5 cubic-inch Twin-Six V-12 mated to a three-speed manual transmission. The chassis features adjustable ride control and vacuum-assisted Bendix brakes. This Coupe Roadster also comes complete with a file history that includes photographic documentation of the restoration as well as historical correspondence and period service information. The Packard name may be long gone, but the fine cars that the company built represent a time when dramatic length went hand in hand with power and prestige. Long wheelbase cars with handsome colors and decorative interiors told the world that this was a car of class. This Convertible Coupe Roadster, with its classic styling and Packard V-12 power, is a car that speaks to a time when luxury ruled the road and the dependable Packard name was a much admired sight in any city. For show, touring, or simple display, this Twin-Six is a car that speaks from the very heart of the Golden Age of the Automobile.
35 1908 Stevens-Duryea Model X Touring 1629 * Offered here is an important piece of the Duryea brother’s history with this powerful 1910 Model X five-passenger touring car. Although titled as a 1908, the serial number seems to indicate it to be a 1910 model year and it carries the larger 36 horsepower engine. Stevens-Duryea offered the big 36 horsepower Model X for only two years, making this one a rather rare car. It rides on a 124-inch wheelbase and its open-air touring body is large and comfortable for the driver and all passengers. As a car from 1910, it represents as part of the Pinnacle of the Brass Era, with the radiator, headlights, side lamps, windshield frame, shifter, clock, speedometer, and even the floor trim and grab handles all finished in brilliant brass. All the brass accessories are original to this car. The interior is highlighted by a brilliant wind up eight-day clock built by the New Haven Clock Company. A wicker basket at the rear provides ample space for storage and this Model X rides on wood spoke rims with blackwall tires. The provenance of this Model X is known from its original owner, Mr. Henry Treadwell from Long Island, New York who owned from 1908 until the early 1950s. Mr. Treadwell enjoyed his ownership and drove the car regularly. He then bequeathed the car to the famous Henry Austin Clark, of Long Island, New York. Clark featured the Model X in his Long Island Auto Museum where it was seen by thousands over the years. Clark also drove the Model X extensively as he participated in the legendary Glidden Tour several times, as well as numerous other tours. An original film exists of this Model X being driven and displayed at the Long Island Auto Museum open house in 1959. There is also film of this car being driven by Clark in the Glidden Tour and it also participated in the Carnival of Cars in New York City. The Model X was next sold to Walter McCarthy, who would own the car for several years before turning it over to its fourth owner, Mr. Warren G. Kraft from Sprague Harbor, New York. It is now offered for public sale and this will be the first time it has left Long Island, New York. The present condition of this Model X is best described as beautifully preserved. The paint has been touched up over the years, but there is a degree of originality in its appearance. The interior is original to the car and displays beautifully with soft and supple leather that has been cared for to the highest standards. The top was replaced some years ago and has a nice patina with a diamond rear window. The authenticity of this Stevens-Duryea is solidified by the brass tag on the dashboard that states this car was built under license of the Selden Patent that was granted to George Selden in 1895. It also carries its original factory tool kit and a complete copy of the lengthy instruction manual from the period. As the builders of the first car to run in the United States, the Duryea brothers would be proud to know that such an example of their fine work still exists to this day. The preserved condition of the powerful and mighty Model X is surely a testament to the quality of their work, as this is a car that can be driven and enjoyed with the utmost in reliability.
36 1936 Dodge LC Humpback Panel Delivery 8131376 N/R This striking 1936 Dodge D2 Panel Delivery is a prime example, featuring its rare “Humpback” raised-roof cargo compartment. Following a long-term search for correct parts, it was given a comprehensive restoration with the body removed from the frame and the work performed to a high standard. Following completion, it was sold in 2013 to a private collector. Featuring show-quality paint and attractive gold leaf graphics, it is enhanced by gleaming brightwork, twin amber fog lamps, a side-mounted spare wheel and tire, businesslike interior appointments, a 1936 Arizona license plate and white sidewall tires mounted on attractively finished artillery-type wheels with bright hubcaps. With its rare body style, this very nicely restored 1936 Dodge Model LC will certainly attract attention everywhere it goes, providing a wonderful reminder of its maker’s remarkable prewar success in the light commercial vehicle marketplace.
37 1964 Porsche 356C Cabriolet 16026 This particular 1964 Porsche 356C that we have the pleasure of offering here is one of limited number Cabriolets produced in 1964. Highly desirable, this example has received a meticulous cosmetic and mechanical restoration, but it still retains its original body panels, engine, transmission, radio and clock with matching numbers across the board, which is confirmed by its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. This beauty looks as good as it runs with striking Irish Green exterior that has been repainted with the original 6406 color code. The luscious reupholstered fawn leather interior is the original color code (K) for the car as well. In the last two years, it has received a new top, tonneau and boot canvas, and it had a mechanical tune up in 2018, complete with top end engine treatment, full service and all new seals. With only four owners, the car was first purchased in New York state and retains its original title, service book and a stack of records four inches thick that details this beautiful example’s meticulous care. The car came to California with its first owner where it has benefited from the ideal storage climate; the current owner estimates that it is has been driven a mere 10,000 miles over the past 25 years! Highly authentic and well-documented, this lovingly kept 356C Cabriolet is a pleasure to drive and tour without hesitation and will prove to be a gem in any Porsche lover’s garage.
38 1898 Riker Electric Stanhope 1608 * An early pioneer of the American automobile industry, Andrew Riker dropped out of college after his freshman year in 1884, and began experimenting with electrical propulsion, attaching an electric motor and battery – both of his own design – to a Coventry bicycle, eventually completing it in his parents’ basement three years later. In 1888, he established the Riker Electric Motor Company of Brooklyn and followed up with the Riker Motor Vehicle Company the following year. Over the next several years, Riker became one of the country’s earliest manufacturers of electric vehicles, including trucks, vans, and trolleys, which could regularly be seen in New York City; a Riker truck built in 1898 was reportedly the city’s first electric delivery vehicle. His output of passenger cars was small and infrequent, limited to a handful of prototypes, and often built with competition in mind. As Beverly Rae Kimes wryly noted, “His penchant for derring-do left him scant time to carefully consider the vagaries of manufacture.” In 1898, Mr. Riker built the electric car offered here, and was photographed with it at his home in Connecticut. The body style was identified using carriage terminology as a Stanhope, with the driver and a passenger riding facing forward, in conventional fashion, and a single rear-facing seat aft. The 1.5KW motor directed its power to the rear axle through a controller with three forward speeds and two reverse, while the driver steered by tiller bar. Performance was measured by a single volt-ampere gauge in the center of the floorboard, labeled “Riker System” with a patent date of March 22, 1898. As documented by the November 8, 1898 edition of The Horseless Age, Riker entered his creation into the Motor Carriage Exhibition at the Mechanics Fair at Charles River Park in Boston, where he won First Place in a competitive race. Later, in 1900, he took the car across the Atlantic, to the Exposition Universalle Internationale in Paris, where it was awarded a gold medal. Amazingly, photographs survive of the car at both of these events. Upon its return stateside, the Riker Electric was entered by its builder in the very first race held by the New York Automobile Racing Association, held at Aquidneck Park in Newport, Rhode Island, on September 6, 1900. Before a large crowd, the Riker succeeded mightily, winning the event by covering the distance in 13 minutes, 5 seconds; it finished third in the Championship Race, won by none other than William K. Vanderbilt, Jr. That same year, the car won a race held on Long Island, a 50-mile jaunt from Springfield to Babylon, New York, and back again, on April 14th. This was reportedly the first 50-mile road race held in the United States. In 1902, Riker sold his electric automobile company to famed bicycle magnate Colonel Albert Pope and moved his considerable engineering talents to Locomobile, where he was responsible for much of the company’s legendary design work, as well as their racing program; among his perks was the ability to enjoy driving the famous ‘Old 16’ following its Vanderbilt Cup win. His illustrious career also included serving as a co-founder of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and as the organization’s first president, a role that he held for three years, with none other than Henry Ford as his vice president. Undoubtedly both men knew and respected each other a great deal. After its exhibition use, the Stanhope was given to Mrs. Edith Riker to use as her personal conveyance, and upon Andrew Riker’s passing in 1930, the Stanhope and several other Rikers were gifted to Ford’s new museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Indeed, the museum’s Object Report noted that it had been “used by Mrs. Andrew L. Riker as her personal car” prior to being gifted. Interestingly the museum seems to have tested, or at the very least noted, the Riker’s performance, recording its speed as “12 MPH, 25 MPH on asphalt or macadam.” The current owner notes that it is actually much faster, reportedly capable of 40 mph. The car remained preserved in the museum until 1985, when it was part of a now-legendary auction of vehicles and other items from their collection. Among those who were aware of the live auction was Andrew Riker Jr.’s widow, Eleanor. After successfully acquiring this historic family heirloom, the current owners were entrusted to maintain the car for Mrs. Riker. They acquired it from her before she passed, along with a leather license plate bearing the initials A.L.R., which she reportedly indicated was the original plate it bore. Before a numbering system was developed, New York registration plates used the owner’s initials, which would make it one of the earliest cars registered in the state and, thus, the country. This car has now remained in the personal collection of the current owners for over three decades. Not merely a significant early electric automobile, the Riker has been very carefully preserved and is in extraordinary original condition. It retains not only its original paint and upholstery, but even Riker’s monogrammed initials on the sides of the seat, and the Henry Ford Museum’s discreetly hand-painted accession number 30.328.5. The car retains its original, very historic leather license plate from 1898, as given with the car by Mrs. Eleanor Riker. Recently returned to running order for the first time since it was received by The Henry Ford Museum in 1929, it remains in the same condition that it was then – remarkably unchanged from the photographs taken at the time of its donation to the Ford museum. Few veteran automobiles anywhere in the world, regardless of their propulsion, have survived in such an untouched, and exquisitely preserved state. Accompanying the car is a historic file including several photographs, period articles, and documentation from the Benson Ford Research Center at The Henry Ford Museum. With the green energy movement taking hold worldwide, it is important to study and look back at the origins of alternative energy transportation. Perhaps the most notable origin is right here – this Riker Electric, a pristine, extremely significant survivor from the dawn of electric motoring, never before for sale outside of the Riker Family and The Henry Ford Museum. This automobile is historic in its origin, successful in its races and spectacular in its preservation. Capable of use in the most prestigious of automobile events, including the London to Brighton Veteran Run, it represents the pioneering of a now century old journey of alternative energy and an irreplaceable piece of history – the most important electric car ever built.
39 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230SL 11304210005627 N/R This enchanting 230SL Roadster, the obvious recipient of a painstaking restoration by Virtuoso Performance of California, retains the rare trifecta of matching chassis, engine and gearbox numbers. This early European 230SL was brought to the U.S. as a youngster and flaunts its origins with 37,000 original kilometres on the odometer. During restoration this 230SL underwent a complete disassembly. The body was block sanded to bare metal and primed; the chassis is all-original with the exception of a previous front-end repair, only discernable from the absence of factory weld marks under the hood. The body, small parts and dash were returned to their original white color code with PPG Enviro-based paint. The brightwork has been re-chromed and cadmium plated as necessary. Under the frame, every detail has been accounted for including rebush, scrape and body schultz, with springs and shock absorbers replaced. The hubcap inlays were repainted in the matching color, the stainless was polished and the footwear is sporting new tires. The pump and fuel distributor were expertly rebuilt and calibrated at Gus Pfister/Pacific Fuel. Inside the cabin, all the plush, soft interior has been refitted the original red. Loop carpeting in original red/oatmeal has been laid throughout. The instruments and clocks have been rebuilt and an electric antenna and Becker Grand Prix radio were installed. The soft top has been redone in the correct Erman Hartz/Sonnen black canvas and the hardtop has received a new period-correct headliner. If you dream of an impeccably restored, no-expense-spared Pagoda Mercedes that drives like it’s just rolled off the showroom floor, look no further!
40 1912 Simplex Model 38 Touring 1150 Offered here is a fine representative of this great company with this 1912 Simplex Model 38 Touring. This rare and desirable Model 38 Simplex bears serial number 1150 and is fitted with a sporty four-passenger touring body built in the style of Holbrook. With their west side Manhattan location, Holbrook was the premier coachbuilder for such notable marques as Cadillac, Crane-Simplex, Isotta-Fraschini, Locomobile, Marmon, Mercer, Pierce-Arrow, Rolls-Royce, and their biggest client, Packard. The Simplex name is scripted in brass, is proudly displayed across a radiator and is flanked by a pair of authentic Solarclipse headlamps that are large and set the pace for the fine coachwork. This Simplex is finished in black, a color that handsomely accents all its fine brass trim work. Its sporty character is nicely displayed in a body that carries rear doors only while dual spare tires ride on the passenger side. Running boards are wide making entry and exit easy. As an early car, the interior is simple with supple black leather upholstery with pleats and a vast array of brass gauges set into a beautifully finished dashboard. Of course, the Simplex identification tag is prominently displayed on the dashboard and the added Holbrook tag is found on the body. Power comes from a large 476 cubic-inch four-cylinder T-head engine that develops 40 horsepower and is mated to a four-speed, sliding gear transmission connected to the rear wheels by a driveshaft. The engine is also equipped with a Bosch ignition system and a rare period-correct Rushmore starter. This Simplex touring rides on wood spoke rims that are painted in red as a nice contrast to the body and the tires are blackwall. The long and tall top offers weather protection and folds nicely to the rear when not in use. Since restoration, it has been meticulously maintained and remains in show worthy condition. It received its National First Place and Senior Award from the Antique Automobile Club of America and has participated in many shows and driving tours proving to be quite reliable. Simplex is considered by many automotive historians to be one of the most significant cars built in the formative years of the motorcar. They were also one of the few companies that provided both solid transportation and performance. In fact, a Simplex could easily be driven straight from the factory to the racetrack. This Simplex Model 38 Touring represents one of the hallmarks of a foundational member of the early automotive community. Attractive and sporting, with ample power, this eye-catching touring car offers entrance into the ranks of Simplex ownership and the opportunity for much enjoyment behind the wheel
41 1931 Cadillac V12 Series 370A Roadster 1003333 Offered here is arguably the finest Cadillac V-12 Roadster in existence. It carries its General Motors Cadillac Heritage Certificate that fully documents not only its provenance, but also its matching drivetrain, body, and all other components, making this Cadillac incredibly authentic. According to the GM Heritage build sheet, #1003333 was delivered on May 21, 1931 to Cadillac’s Detroit branch at the order of the Cadillac Motor Car Company. Wearing body number 54 and built in Cadillac’s style number 4702, this impressive roadster rides on a 140-inch wheelbase. It is believed that it was used for auto show demonstrations and was then returned to the dealer on July 1, 1931 for public sale. This is noted on its “Returned for Credit” stamp on the build sheet. It then ended up in a private collection in the Midwest for several decades before eventually making its way to the DeAngelis Collection in Connecticut. DeAngelis held this Cadillac for several years and it is now offered for sale following long-term ownership. One of as few as 15 genuine 1931 Cadillac V-12 Roadsters still in existence today and it has been fully restored to authentic factory specifications. All its parts are properly numbered and its fit, finish, and colors are just as they were when it left the factory in 1931. It also retains its Style number 4702 Roadster body with all the factory woodwork still intact and all numbers are still clearly evident on its sills that bear the Fleetwood emblem. It is also finished in Cadillac’s Matisse Brown, which contrasts nicely with its dark orange rims and pinstriping. The restoration and quality of this Cadillac is solidified by its 2013 AACA National First Place win after the aforementioned no-expense-spared restoration. Cadillac’s smooth and elegant lines are clearly displayed in the length of this car that also features dual side-mounted spare tires with canvas covers, wing windows, and its original and rare lowboy metal accessory luggage trunk. The proud V-12 emblem rides just ahead of its optional radiator stone guard and the entire front-end is a dazzling display of chrome with its huge bullet-styled headlamps and Pilot Ray driving lights. Cadillac’s elegant flying Heron hood ornament completes the front-end appearance of this Cadillac that is also recognized as a Full Classic® from the Classic Car Club of America. Most impressive is the interior that is finished in fine brown leather with matching carpets. The center-mounted instrument cluster carries a jewel like appearance with all gauges neatly mounted including its Jaeger clock. Cadillac’s fine engineering is displayed every time the hood is opened as the clean and uncluttered appearance of the V-12 engine is a marvel of design in both reliability and appearance. This Cadillac rides on factory wire wheels with stainless-steel spokes mounted on wide whitewall tires. Cadillac has always been a leader in luxury and this Fleetwood Roadster, with its V-12 power, is an exceptional chapter in the stellar history of this great marque. Mechanically, this Cadillac is an excellent running and driving motorcar that would be a welcome addition to any Classic Car Club caravan or take a proper place at virtually any prestigious concours event.
42 1974 Volkswagen Type 181 Thing 1842403052 N/R This lovely Type 181 has been recently restored in the correct orange paint, which looks great and is obviously fresh. Black bumpers, a new black soft top with clean clear windows, and new side curtains make this a very sharp looking Thing. Top up or down, you’ll enjoy the simple versatility and durability of this landmark design. Open the engine compartment, and you’ll see a high level of detail and a very original presentation of the classic flat four engine. The interior is well-restored as well, with new upholstery. Our consignor reports it runs beautifully and needs nothing to enjoy immediately. The four-speed manual gearbox allows reliable highway speeds, and the Thing really connects you to the road in a very unique way. Properly restored and highly original, this desirable Type 181 Thing will make an incredibly fun summer vehicle that gets plenty of attention and serves as the perfect get-around car for the beach house or estate.

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