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Bonhams Zoute – October 11th, 2019

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17:30 CSET, October 11th, 2019

Knokke-Heist, Place Albert de Knokke Le Zoute

The Zoute Classic is a weekend dedicated to classic cars, both old and new. Bonhams have been hosting an auction as part of the weekend since 2013 and the five sales held so far have offered an eclectic bunch of collectibles, almost exclusively post war and frequently modern focused as borne out by the top sales. Three of the five top sales have been post 1989, the other two 1950s classics and the record breaking 2017 Mercedes-Maybach, the sales top seller, a charity lot with funds to the Laureus Sports fund. Always a boutique sale with a maximum of 45 lots, this is never going to be a mega sale in the Goodwood or Monterey idiom but does fit the event very well indeed. Well that covers most of the Zoute sales but 2019 is different with a genuine shift upmarket which has seen the quality of consignments jump to a truly international level.

Key – year – sold/offered – gross total (US$) – high sale (US$)

2013 29/45 (64%) $3,589,938 $686,440 1956 Maserati A6G/54 2014 30/35 (86%) $5,349,337 $872,022 1989 Ferrari F40
2015 32/45 (71%) $7,513,096 $1,012,638 2011 Ferrari 599SA Aperta
2016 29/31 (94%) $5,056,925 $653,361 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster 2018 35/42 (83%) $9,195,504 $1,290,110 1962 Aston Martin DB4

2019 sees this sale take a huge step forward with eight million US$ lots. The marquee lots begin with a fine example of a Ferrari 275GTB. A 1965 Ferrari 275GTB Alloy Longnose, this is one of the rare examples of an early 275GTB that were fitted with this coachwork. Delivered to Italy, it would be exported to the USA in the early 1970s, eventually returning to Europe when sold to the UK in ’02. Immaculately restored in 2014 by GTO Engineering without concern for expense and it presents as a very nice if slightly non original 275GTB with its Weber 6 carb upgrade. 2 cam 275GTBs used to be anywhere from $2.5 to 4 million depending on exact spec but recent have almost halved so while Bonhams offer no estimate, this car should be good buying at around the $2 million mark.

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB 'Alloy' Berlinetta  Chassis no. 08061 Engine no. 08061

Next up is a 2004 Ferrari Enzo, one of the greatest of Ferrari’s limited edition supercars. Offered with 26,707 km this is a high mileage example although its claimed that it is in excellent condition. Some Enzo’s are hitting the $3 million mark but most of them have rare colour schemes and less than 5,000km so its understandable that a car with such high miles, even in this quality, should be estimated at sub $2 million although the €1.3 – 1.6 mil. ($1.4 – 1.7 mil.) estimate is low for even this much mileage so its either a bargain or a sign that there is something wrong with it. Well worth inspection.

2004 Ferrari Enzo  Chassis no. ZFFCZ56B000125952

O.M. was born back in 1899 and produced some quirky Italian autos from 1917 until they were bought out by Fiat in 1931 and focused on trucks. O.M. made much of their early success with the 4 cylinder models including the 1927 Mille Miglia but the new 6 cylinder 665 was a much better car although the competition was that much stronger with the new Alfa 6C1500. This Type 665 was sold to Piero Dusio in 1930 and was fitted with Zagato Spider coachwork before entry in the 1930 Mille Miglia where it finished 25th. This car was raced through the 1930s before it was sold to the UK where it was owned for many years by a Charles Metcalfe before sale back to Italy in 1979. Prepared to excellent condition but with fairly original cosmetics this car is perhaps best compared to a Alfa 6C and its estimate of €1.2 – 1.5 mil. ($1.31 – 1.64 mil.) is comparable for the most basic Alfa but not for one with a legitimate race career and clear provenance which would be worth twice or even three times this much. As an O.M. this is expensive but as a brilliant Italian exotic with excellent history and a guaranteed Mille Miglia entrant its a great buy.

The Ex-Piero Dusio 1930 Mille Miglia entry,1930 O.M. Type 665 Superba Supercharged Roadster  Chassis no. 6651053

Ferrari’s 250GT Cabriolet Series I was arguably even better looking than the California and was certainly a whole lot more elegant such that the series II was toned down in comparison. Where less than thirty series Is were made, no less than 200 series IIs would be built, this example is the 66th made and was supplied to Jacques Swaters for Jean Blaton, a noted Belgian amateur racer. It was later sold to Luigi Chinetti in 1964 and passed to Ed Gilbertson before finally to Ken Gerber in 1978. Gerber retained the car until 2000 and had Bob Wallace restore it between 1992-94, the car has since been well maintained by DK Engineering and others and resided in Europe. Expensive for a car with a 25+ year old restoration and perhaps of value only if one values the Blaton collection, otherwise the €1.2 – 1.6 mil. ($1.31 – 1.74 mil.) estimate is strong, very strong.

Delivered new to Jean Blaton 'Beurlys' in Belgium via Jacques Swaters' Garage Francorchamps,1960  Ferrari  250 GT Series II Cabriolet  Chassis no. 2071 GT Engine no. 2071 GT

Mercedes-Benz 300SL was an iconic sportscar and the Roadster variant was no less and remains a bankable classic. Bonhams example was delivered to France before passing to its second owner in 1968 who only sold it in 2004, a fourth owner began a very comprehensive restoration in 2006 and it is claimed that this is one of the best survivors extant. Its hard to peg since it ideally requires a full inspection to check what if any change in condition the restoration has had since ’06 but this should be bang on market correct at Bonhams estimate of €950k – 1.15 mil. ($1.03 – 1.25 mil.).

Delivered new to Cannes, France,1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster  Chassis no. 1980427500152 Engine no. 7500177

Invicta was a producer of some relatively sporty motorcars before they launched the 4.5 Litre and later still the short chassis of which some 75 examples would be built. This example is #S80, otherwise known as Sea Urchin, initially delivered with Vanden Plas coachwork to the UK and well maintained and preserved over the following decades. Sea Urchin passed to a German owner in 1987 and eventually to Belgium and back to Germany before the current owner a UK/ German native bought it. The original coachwork was replaced by a lightweight superleggera body in 1978 although the original coachwork accompanies the car. An excellent car, the S-Type Low chassis is one of the best cars of the era and compares well to any other. Offering rarity, originality and pace galore this example is market priced.

1931 Invicta 4½-Litre S-Type 'Low Chassis'   Chassis no. S80 Engine no. 7482

Ferrari’s second supercar was the F40 and it continued the turbo V8 philosophy of the 288GTO. The example on offer was supplied to Italy and was well maintained although it covered more than 20,000km. After the first owners passing it was sold to the UK where it was given a thorough service and brought up to date. Offered in highly original condition this is a good but not great example with relatively high mileage and as such the €800k – 1 mil. ($872k – 1.09 mil.) estimate is market correct.

1989 Ferrari F40 Berlinetta  Chassis no. ZFFGJ34B000080747

Lancia had much success with the Fulvia rally car and with the support of the Fiat group decided to build a mid engined rally car. The Ferrari supplied Dino 2.4 litre V6 engine was mounted amidship and powered the rear wheels, offering perfect weight distribution while the Bertone design was stunning. Delivered to Italy this Stratos was well maintained before a sale to France in 2005 and was sold to the vendor at Bonhams Gstaad sale in 2007. Offered in original condition this is a good if not perfect example of the Stratos and is well worth the €350 – 450k ($381 – 490k) estimate.

1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale Coupé  Chassis no. Chassis no. 229 ARO 01646

Mid century highlights are:

  • 1955 Fiat 1100 Turismo Veloce – Est. €150 – 180k ($163 – 196k)
  • 1958 AC Ace Bristol – Est. €250 – 300k ($272 – 327k)
  • 1960 Ferrari 250GT Pininfarina Coupe- Est. €550 – 750k ($600 – 817k)
  • 1962 Bentley S3 Continental DHC – Est. €300 – 400k ($327 – 436k)
  • 1964 Osca 1600GT Zagato – Est. €280 – 340k ($305 – 371k)
  • 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 – Est. €800k – 1 mil. ($872k – 1.09 mil.)
  • 1965 Porsche 911 2.0 – Est. €150 – 200k ($163 – 218k)
  • 1968 Citroen DS21 Decapotable – Est. €190 – 220k ($207 – 240k)
  • 1970 Porsche 911S 2.2 Targa – Est. €100 – 150k ($109 – 163k)
1964  OSCA 1600 GT 'Double Bubble'  Chassis no. 011

Modern classic highlights are:

  • 1979 De Tomaso Pantera GTS – Est. €120 – 160k ($131 – 174k)
  • 1989 Aston Martin V8 Zagato Vantage Volante – Est. €320 – 380k ($349 – 414k)
  • 2016 Ferrari F12tdf – Est. €650 – 850k ($708 – 926k)
Only 27,000 kilometres from new,1979  De Tomaso Pantera GTS 'Narrow Body'  Chassis no. THPNUD09137

Affordable classic highlights are:

  • 1959 Fiat Abarth 750 Coupe – Est. €75 – 95k ($82 – 104k)
  • 1964 Citroen 2CV Sahara – Est. €75 – 95k ($82 – 104k)
  • 1964 Fiat 1500GT Ghia Coupe – Est. €65 – 85k ($71 – 93k)
  • 1966 Porsche 912 Coupe – Est. €40 – 60k ($44 – 65k)
  • 1966 MG MGB Roadster – Est. €18 – 24k ($20 – 26k)
Ex-Ernesto Prinoth,1959 FIAT-Abarth 750 Record Monza Coupé   Chassis no. 577 535

RESULTS

Bonhams return to Zoute was very successful with 32 of the 41 lots selling for a sale high of $12.624 mil. The headlining 1965 Ferrari 275GTB fetched €2.875 mil. ($3.175 mil.) which was a very good price for the type. Other top sellers were the 1964 Osca 1600GT Zagato at €379k ($419k) or 12% above estimate and 1956 Austin-Healey 100/4 BN2 Le Mans at €149k ($165k) (+7%). Mid estimate sellers were the 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Convertible at €1.035 mil. ($1.143 mil.), 2016 Ferrari F12tdf at €687k ($759k), 1989 Ferrari F40 at €920k ($1.016 mil.) and 2004 Ferrari Enzo at €1.506 mil. ($1.664 mil.). Low sales included the 1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello at €67k ($74k) (-12%), 1955 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible at €46k ($51k) (-9%), 1963 Mercedes-Benz 230SL Convertible at €69k ($76k) (-9%) and 1931 Invicta 4.5 Litre S-Type Low Chassis at €890k ($983k) (-1%). Failures were lead by the 1930 O.M. Type 665 S3 Superba Short Tourer at €1.05 mil, 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 at €730k and 1960 Ferrari 250GT Cabriolet Series II at €1 mil. All in all an incredibly successful sale for Bonhams

Key – Lot # – Year – Make – Model – Chassis #/VIN – Low > High estimate (EUR) – Gross sale (EUR) – (US$) – N/R = No reserve

6 1986 Austin Mini Moke TW7XKFP3285680298 €15,000 €25,000 N/R €20,700 $22,859 Mid
7 1966 MG MGB Roadster GHN3L/88082 €18,000 €24,000 N/R €25,300 $27,939 5%
8 1966 Porsche 912 Coupe 352139 €40,000 €60,000 N/R €43,700 $48,258 Mid
9 1959 Fiat Abarth 750 Coupe 577535 €75,000 €95,000 N/R €80,500 $88,896 Mid
10 1956 Austin-Healey 100/4 BN2 Le Mans BN2L/228821 €90,000 €140,000 N/R €149,500 $165,093 7%
11 1958 AC Ace Bristol BEX495 €250,000 €300,000 €281,750 $311,137 Mid
12 1968 Citroen DS21 Decapotable 4609606 €190,000 €220,000 €207,000 $228,590 Mid
14 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Convertible 198.042.7500152 €950,000 €1,150,000 €1,035,000 $1,142,951 Mid
15 1930 O.M. Type 665 S3 Superba Short Tourer 6651053 €1,200,000 €1,500,000 Not sold N/A
16 1997 Ferrari 550 Maranello 108325 €75,000 €95,000 €66,700 $73,657 -12%
17 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT1600 Veloce AR603134 €45,000 €55,000 €48,300 $53,338 Mid
18 1964 Osca 1600GT Zagato 11 €280,000 €340,000 €379,500 $419,082 12%
19 1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale 229 ARO 01646 €350,000 €450,000 €402,500 $444,481 Mid
20 1931 Invicta 4.5 Litre S-Type Low Chassis S80 €900,000 €1,100,000 €890,281 $983,137 -1%
21 2016 Ferrari F12tdf 223160 €650,000 €850,000 €687,190 $758,864 Mid
22 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 CSX2245 €800,000 €1,000,000 Not sold N/A
23 1964 Fiat 1500GT Ghia Coupe 116.0394674 €65,000 €85,000 €71,300 $78,737 Mid
24 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda 113.044.1000 6006 €95,000 €145,000 €103,500 $114,295 Mid
25 1965 Porsche 911 2.0 302577 €150,000 €200,000 €161,000 $177,792 Mid
26 1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage LML/50/307 €200,000 €300,000 €224,250 $247,639 Mid
27 1956 Jaguar XK140 SE OTS Roadster S812855 €130,000 €160,000 N/R €126,500 $139,694 -3%
28 1960 Ferrari 250GT Cabriolet Series II 2071GT €1,200,000 €1,600,000 Not sold N/A
29 1964 Citroen 2CV Sahara 1100111 €75,000 €95,000 €86,250 $95,246 Mid
30 1955 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Convertible 556286347 €50,000 €60,000 N/R €46,000 $50,798 -9%
31 1957 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Coupe AR1900C 10517 €170,000 €230,000 €189,750 $209,541 Mid
32 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet 111.027.12.004473 €375,000 €425,000 Not sold N/A
33 1960 Ferrari 250GT Pininfarina Coupe 1823GT €550,000 €750,000 Not sold N/A
34 1962 Bentley S3 Continental DHC BC8LXA €300,000 €400,000 Not sold N/A
35 1989 Ferrari F40 80747 €800,000 €1,000,000 €920,000 $1,015,956 Mid
36 1965 Ferrari 275GTB Alloy Longnose 08061 Not given Not given €2,875,000 $3,174,863 N/A
37 1963 Mercedes-Benz 230SL Convertible 113.042-10-000249 €75,000 €120,000 €69,000 $76,197 -9%
38 1955 Fiat 1100 Turismo Veloce 127637 €150,000 €180,000 Not sold N/A
39 1970 Porsche 911S 2.2 Targa 911 031 0513 €100,000 €150,000 €138,000 $152,393 Mid
40 1979 De Tomaso Pantera GTS THPNUD09137 €120,000 €160,000 €123,264 $136,120 Mid
41 1976 Porsche 911 Turbo 930 770 0066 €100,000 €150,000 €117,300 $129,534 Mid
42 1989 Aston Martin V8 Zagato Vantage Volante SCFCV81Z1JTL30029 €320,000 €380,000 Not sold N/A
43 2004 Ferrari Enzo 125952 €1,300,000 €1,600,000 €1,506,500 $1,663,628 Mid
44 1952 Lancia Aurelia B53 Pininfarina Cabriolet B53 1083 €140,000 €170,000 Not sold N/A
45 1980 Ferrari 512BB 30935 €230,000 €260,000 €253,000 $279,388 Mid
46 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible J58S102481 €60,000 €90,000 N/R €57,500 $63,497 -4%
47 1978 Porsche 928 928 810 2083 €40,000 €60,000 N/R €46,000 $50,798 Mid

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