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Bonhams Amelia Island – March 5th 2020

<b>1932 Bugatti Type 55 Super Sport Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 55220<br />Engine no. 21

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25719/

11:00 EST, March 5th 2020

Fernandina Beach Golf Club
3990 Amelia Island Parkway
Fernandina Beach FL 32034

Bonhams became the third major auction house to offer an auction in conjunction with the Amelia Island concours and in effect made the Amelia Island auction week a real thing. From the very beginning, Bonhams began to offer the very best in pre and post war collectors cars with a Preservation class Cord L-29 and a unique Bugatti Type 57SC Vanden Plas Tourer. 2016s results were boosted by the $9.7 million Bugatti and 2017s sale was something of a dip with only a rather weak Talbot-Lago and the 1955 Ferrari 250GT Europa on offer, Bonhams having reasonable success on the way to a $10.7 million gross. 2018s sale was average with the 2015 McLaren P1 selling for $1.71 million and the total gross hitting $13.2 million while 2019 saw things bounce back with a 1930 Cadillac leading nearly $16 million in total gross sales. 2020 is going to be a huge year with $36 million worth of automobiles on offer and great buys at every price level. You can be sure this will be a success.

Date – sold/offered/% – Gross Total (US$) – High sale (US$)

2015 64/84 (76%) $13,796,200 $1,760,000 1930 Cord L-29 2016 65/95 (68%) $27,461,250 $9,735,000 1937 Bugatti Type 57S DHC
2017 74/86 (86%) $10,716,600 $2,227,500 1955 Ferrari 250GT Europa
2018 88/103 (84%) $13,177,679 $1,710,000 2015 McLaren P1
2019 90/107 (84%) $15,702,260 $1,187,500 1930 Cadillac V16 2020 90/116 (78%) $21,570,740 $7,100,000 1932 Bugatti Type 55

Bugatti had a reputation second to none at the turn of the 1920s and his range was extensive, offering something for anyone with the funds to buy a Bugatti. Bugatti had limited success with their U16 Type 47 GP car so they went back to the drawing board and by late 1931 had developed a new Type 54 with a 5 litre straight eight. This new, much stronger chassis that was seen in the Type 47 and 54 was the ideal underpinnings for a new sporty Bugatti and Jean decided to fit the supercharged 2.3 litre straight eight seen in the Type 51. Tuned to offer 130 – 140bhp and always built as a short wheelbase sportscar the Type 55 was capable of 110mph. despite a reputation for brashness the Type has become renowned as among the greatest of early sportscars. Considering the competition was the Mercedes-Benz SSK and Alfa Romeo 8C2300 this was no mean feat although with its very high price and the depression kicking in just 38 examples would be built so rarity is a given.

Bonhams example is #55-220 from the end of the first years production run and delivered to Nathaniel Victor Rothschild a member of the famed banking family and owners of some of the finest automobiles. Delivered to the UK, this Type 55 eventually passed to Bachelier, a noted Bugattiste before ending up with Arthur Baron and others. Dean Edmonds purchased #55-220 in the 1980s when it came up for auction and sent it to Donald Koleman for a full restoration. Bonhams state that just 14 Type 55s were built with the Jean Bugatti Super Sport coachwork and 11 of these retain their original coachwork. As such this is a rare, highly original example of a beautiful very high specification sporting Bugatti.

For all their rarity, four Bugatti Type 55s have sold in recent years, Artcurial offered a Van Vooren bodied DHC which almost certainly failed at $1.2 million in 2015, Gooding have offered two different Type 55s, the ex Williamson Type 55, an original Jean Bugatti Super Sports but with replica coachwork that sold for $4 million in 2018 and Varzi’s MM car from 1932 which was a totally original Jean Bugatti Super Sports at $13.2 million in 2016. Most recently Bonhams have sold a Type 55 with Figoni coachwork but lacking in total originality that sold at their Paris sale a month ago for $5 million. Few Type 55s combine originality and a competition history like Varzis Type 55 so excepting that most Type 55s are clearly $3 – 10 million and Bonhams example offers originality, beauty and great condition so its $6.5 – 9.5 million estimate is both market correct and good buying.

<b>1932 Bugatti Type 55 Super Sport Roadster</b><br />Chassis no. 55220<br />Engine no. 21

Jaguar began the post war period with various dowdy saloons although the Mark V did give its 160bhp 3.4 litre straight 6 engine to the XK120 sportscar. The C-Type was basically the XK120 with a new aerodynamic body developed by William Heynes and Malcolm Sawyer and a re-tuned engine offering 200 – 220bhp. Such was the competition that Jaguar easily won Le Mans in 1951 but they totally erred in 1952 when they thought they needed extra speed and fitted the C-Types with new aerodynamic coachwork. Unfortunately this meant the entire works team overheated and Mercedes-Benz W194s won but they learnt their lessons and returned in 1953 with lightweight alloy bodied cars to the same style as the original C-Types and won Jaguars second Le Mans. In the meantime almost 50 C-Types had been built for sale to customers and these had much success in the UK and in the USA.

Bonhams are offering one of the production cars that was delivered to Jack Rutherford in the USA. Amongst other outings this car was the fastest car at Daytona in 1953 and passed through a limited number of US owners. A German collector bought XKC014 in the 1980s and sent it to Paul Jaye and RS Panels for a full restoration. US owners including collectors Skip Barber, Joel Loeb and Bill Jacobs raced and drove the car in more recent times and it is stated to remain in very nice, mostly original, matching numbers condition. Recent sales have confirmed that true, original works cars are $8 – 13 million or more depending on race history but private C-Types are $4 – 7, Phil Hills car selling for a touch over $5 million in 2017, hell RM failed to sell a good D-Type at $5.5 million. Again the prices are largely dependant on competition history and this example has only minor SCCA racing on its ledger and even then it lacked success. This is a fine C-Type but I think Bonhams $6.5 – 7.5 million estimate is at least a million too strong and should get a good D-Type with racing history or even an XKSS but I think value for this C-Type is $5 million max.

<b>1952 Jaguar C-Type Sports Racing Two-Seater</b><br />Chassis no. XKC 014<br />Engine no. E-1014-8

Renault were one of the successful Grand Prix teams in the foundation era with cars such as the 1906 90bhp and 1908 120bhp with their 12 litre 4 cylinder engines. Willie K Vanderbilt was one of the wealthiest people to exist, ever, and had caught the racing bug in 1900 when he bought his first racing cars and multiple very powerful Mercedes and others would pass through his hands and be raced on the world stage. Vanderbilt hosted the Vanderbilt cup which soon became America’s most notable race and attract the best European and American racers and cars before eventually building his own road, the 10 mile long Long Island Motor Parkway which opened in 1908 and was designed specifically for motorcars, the first road so built in the USA, Vanderbilt was soon hosting races on his road. At the same time as the road was being built Vanderbilt approached Renault who agreed to build ten Grand Prix replica’s with a 65bhp 7.5 litre straight four engine and skimpy coachwork.

Vanderbilt paid for all ten but sold many to his wealthy friends so they could race on his new road and wherever they felt like. These weren’t just garage queens or show ponies, Louis Raffolovitch winning the Brighton 24 Hours in one while another named “Agatha” has Brooklands history although the 65bhp cars weren’t up to international GP which required 100+ bhp to compete. Just five of these ten cars have survived, four in the USA, and they are rare as the proverbial hens teeth and the closest links to GP cars of the era. Bonhams example has been claimed to be Raffolovitch’ car but regardless has a known history from 1946 when famed early collector James Melton discovered and added it to his fabulous assemblage of great cars. William Spear of Cunningham fame acquired it soon after and sold it to Tony Hulman of the Indianapolis Museum in 1957 where it rested for almost six decades. The Indy museum have periodic sell offs of their non Indy cars and among others they have let go of a 1907 Benz Prinz Heinrich, Le Mans winning Porsche 935 and now this Renault although whether they were owned by Hulman or the museum might explain their status.

Important, early cars in original form remain highly desirable and this is no doubt helped by being essentially irreplaceable. Agatha (originally sold to Payne Whitney) was sold back by Brooks in the 1990s but is said to be less original than others having while another was the ex Waterman car that sold from the Ottis collection in 2006 and fetched a little over a million dollars. Neither of these have much to teach us about the Renaults value but since four of the five survivors are now in museums (Simeone has the ex Kirk Gibson car #29067 and the Owls Head Museum has the ex Pfund car #8985) they are becoming unlikely to ever be seen for sale. That said, this is a 1907 racecar so it won’t be comfortable, will be difficult to start, wont want to stop and generally be a pig to drive but is still totally fabulous and a surefire entry to any event, anywhere. Bonhams have helpfully offered no estimate but a 1913 Isotta-Fraschini Indy car sold for $3.5 million at Gooding in 2019 and I would say $3 – 5 million is market correct for this fantastic Renault.

<b>1907 Renault Type AI 35/45HP Vanderbilt Racer</b><br />Chassis no. 8938<br />Engine no. 225

Ferrari rationalised production in the mid 1960s when they launched the 275GTB/GTS which replaced several models. While a great idea to replace a crowded number of models with a more delineated choice, the 275s were soon joined by new models, namely the 330GTC and GTS which fitted a very narrow slot for a comfortable Grand Tourer to sit between the sportier 275GTB and family orientated 330GT 2+2. The 330GTC was built on the 275GTB chassis but fitted with the 330GT 2+2 engine and no less than 598 330GTC were built in a three year production run while just 100 GTS were also built. Most 330GTS were delivered via Chinetti to the USA and Bonhams car was one of them. Offered with a partially understood history and restored almost 20 years ago this is a genuine example ripe for further use or renewed care to return it to concours specification. Values for these used to be $2 to 3 million but recent sales have proven Bonhams $1.8 – 2 million estimate to be market correct although perhaps slightly expensive per the condition.

<b>1967 Ferrari 330 GTS </b><br />Chassis no. 9791 <br />Engine no. 9791

American Automobile Co. were one of the pioneering early marques although they remained unknown until they launched the underslung models in 1907. These cars featured a chassis that ran under the axles hence the model name and soon became known as Americas first truly sporting car. The Deemer family were wealthy from their oil investments and would buy four of these cars. This particular car was bought and used by Frank Deemer on his honeymoon before it and the other three were parked up on the Deemers Pennsylvania estate. Walter Seeley was yet another car nut looking for cars in old barns and he was nosing around an old outbuilding on the estate when he found the four American Underslungs in totally original condition. The Deemers decided to do a deal with the enthusiastic Seeley whereby if he restored the four cars, he was allowed to have one of them as his own. These four cars consist of the majority of American Underslungs existent in 2020 and it remains that its rare to find anything this old that is totally original, let alone a car. This car eventually passed to Dick Teague and others and remains in beautiful condition. The $1.5 – 1.8 million estimate is both market correct and good buying.

<b>1907 American Underslung 50hp Roadster</b><br />Engine no. 1402

Another superb car that needs mentioning is the 1897 Benz 10HP with Mylord Coupe coachwork that is estimated at $500 – 700k. This car is claimed to be one of two Mylord Coupes to exist BUT it was apparently discovered in the UK as an engine and pair of axles in the 1980s. As such this is not a Mylord Coupe, or is it, because Bonhams description is long on words and short on actual discussion of the cars provenance. If it contains sufficient original parts and/or was an original Mylord it is surely worth this and more.

<b>c.1897 Benz 10hp Mylord-Coupe</b><br />Engine no. 74

Pre war highlights are:

  • 1910 Thomas Model M 6-40 Flyabout – Est. $200 – 250k
  • 1910 White Model O-O 5 pass Touring – Est. $125 – 175k
  • 1911 Benz 50HP Demarest Victoria – Est. $400 – 500k
  • 1918 Opel 14/38HP Double Phaeton – Est. $125 – 175k
  • 1928 Bugatti Type 44 Gerber Roadster – Est. $330 – 360k
  • 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Murphy Sports Phaeton – Est. $220 – 280k
  • 1931 Invicta 4.5 Litre S-Type Low Chassis – Est. $850k – 1 mil.
  • 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C1750GTC Touring Coupe Royale – Est. $800 – 900k
  • 1931 Cadillac Series 452A Fleetwood Convertible – Est. $700 – 900k
  • 1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Carlton DHC – Est. $225 – 275k
  • 1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K Mayfair Tourer – Est. $600 – 800k
  • 1937 Lincoln Model K Le Baron Coupe Roadster – Est. $100 – 115k
<b>1931 Invicta 4½-Litre S-Type 'Low Chassis' Sports Tourer</b><br />Chassis no. S102<br />Engine no. 12371 – see text

Mid century highlights are:

  • 1948 Jaguar Mark IV 3.5 Litre Langenthal DHC – Est. $250 – 350k
  • 1952 Siata 300BC – Est. $200 – 250k
  • 1957 Dual-Ghia Cabriolet – Est. $275 – 350k
  • 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster – Est. $900k – 1.1 mil.
  • 1958 Bentley S-Type Continental Sport Saloon – Est. $125 – 175k
  • 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV GT – Est. $900k – 1.1 mil.
  • 1963 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Cabriolet – Est. $100 – 130k
  • 1967 Manx Con-Ferr Meyers – Est. $400 – 600k
  • 1967 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Coupe – Est. $100 – 150k
  • 1968 McLaren M6B – Est. $250 – 300k
  • 1974 Ferrari 246GTS – Est. $225 – 275k
<b>c.1967/68 Con-Ferr Meyers Manx Dune Buggy</b><br />Chassis no. 117358054<br />Engine no. T0629RB

Modern highlights are:

  • 1984 March 84G Porsche – Est. $475 – 675k
  • 2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R – Est. $130 – 160k
<b>1984 March 84G.03 "Kreepy Krauly"</b><br />Chassis no. 84G.01

Affordable classic highlights are:

  • 1909 Cadillac Model 30 Demi Tonneau – Est. $60 – 70k
  • 1932 Lancia Dilambda Castagna Town car – Est. $35 – 45k
  • 1951 Allard K2 – Est. $85 – 135k
  • 1952 Jaguar XK120 – Est. $75 – 90k
  • 1957 Isetta 300 – Est. $35 – 45k
  • 1968 Marcos 1500GT – Est. $50 – 60k
  • 1971 De Tomaso Pantera – Est. $70 – 90k
  • 1976 Porsche 911S – Est. $60 – 80k
  • 1988 Porsche 944 Turbo Cup – Est. $60 – 80k
<b>1968 Marcos 1500GT</b><br />Chassis no. 5134

RESULTS

Bonhams sixth sale at Amelia Island was a huge success and they had their second best result with $21.57 million in stock sold based on 90 sales from the 116 lots on offer. This was well up on 2019s $15.7 million total and mainly thanks to the 1932 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster that fetched a mid estimate $7.1 million and the 1907 Renault 35/45HP Type AI at $3.33 million. Other top sellers were the 1945 NSU Sd. Kfr. 2 at $168k (110% above estimate) and 1944 Volkswagen Type Kubelwagen 2-029544 at $58k (+46%). Mid estimate sales were the 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster at $1.03 mil., 1931 Invicta 4.5 Litre S-Type Low Chassis at $852k and 1967 Manx Con-Ferr Meyers at $456k. Weak sellers were the 1987 Ford Mustang Racer at $6,720 (66% below estimate), 1927 Citroen C4 Berline at $11,200 (-55%), 1936 Adler Trumpf Junior Sport at $9,520 (-52%), 1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K Mayfair Tourer at $362k (-40%), 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV GT at $725k (-19%) and 1967 Ferrari 330GTS at $1.475 mil. (-18%). Failures were the 1952 Jaguar C-Type $5.4 million high bid, 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C1750GTC Touring Coupe Royale at $670k and 1907 American Underslung 50HP Roadster at $1.2 million. All of these bids were reserve so whether they were real or not is the $64k question. Regardless this was a fabulous sale for Bonhams and they have done very well. Bravo.

Key – Lot # – Year – Make – Model – Chassis/ VIN – Est US$ Low/High – N.R = No Reserve Gross Results US$ – EUR – =/- Result/ estimate

102 1953 MG TD Roadster TD/22418 $20,000.00 $30,000.00 N/R $17,360 €15,314 -13%
103 1985 Ferrari Mondial QV Coupe 54691 $25,000.00 $35,000.00 N/R $22,400 €19,760 -10%
104 1959 Isetta 600 148545 $30,000.00 $40,000.00 N/R $24,640 €21,736 -18%
105 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 107.044-120.65097 $25,000.00 $35,000.00 N/R $36,960 €32,604 6%
106 1980 Toyota BJ40 BJ40-040920 $45,000.00 $65,000.00 N/R $45,920 €40,508 Mid
107 1958 Bentley S-Type Continental Sport Saloon BC22LEL $125,000.00 $175,000.00 N/R $75,040 €66,196 -40%
108 1953 Packard Caribbean Convertible L411551 $65,000.00 $80,000.00 Not sold Not sold N/A
109 1994 BMW 850CSi WBSEG932XRCD00140 $90,000.00 $130,000.00 N/R $68,320 €60,268 -24%
110 1961 Triumph TR3A TS78909L $25,000.00 $35,000.00 N/R $20,160 €17,784 -19%
111 1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2 ‘Le Mans’ Roadster BN2L/230869 $90,000.00 $140,000.00 Not sold Not sold N/A
112 2000 Bentley Continental R Mulliner SCBZB26E8YCX63302 $75,000.00 $95,000.00 N/R $57,120 €50,388 -24%
113 1965 Lotus Seven S2 SB2088 $35,000.00 $45,000.00 N/R $29,120 €25,688 -17%
114 1980 TOJ 206SC 206SC001 $150,000.00 $200,000.00 Not sold Not sold N/A
115 1988 Porsche 944 Turbo Cup WP0AA0950JN165082 $60,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R $52,640 €46,436 -12%
116 1962 Porsche 356B Super 90 Cabriolet 157138 $100,000.00 $130,000.00 Not sold Not sold N/A
117 1971 De Tomaso Pantera THPNLM02259 $70,000.00 $90,000.00 $62,720 €55,328 -10%
118 1965 Triumph TR4A 66 54053 L $37,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R $29,680 €26,182 -20%
119 1967 Manx Con-Ferr Meyers 117358054 $400,000.00 $600,000.00 $456,000 €402,258 Mid
120 1967 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Coupe CRX2672 $100,000.00 $150,000.00 N/R Not sold Not sold N/A
121 1953 Jaguar Mark VII Sedan 734637 $20,000.00 $30,000.00 N/R $12,880 €11,362 -36%
122 1980 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible DRH0050380 $25,000.00 $35,000.00 N/R $40,320 €35,568 15%
123 1932 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster 55-220 $6,500,000.00 $9,500,000.00 $7,100,000 €6,263,230 Mid 1 of 11 Jean Bugatti Roadsters existing. Nathaniel Mayer Victor Rothschild, UK (1), R. MacLeod-Carey (2), LG Bachalier (3), CI Craig (4), Arthur Baron (5), R. MacLeod-Carey (6), T.M. Walters (7), M.H. Scott (8), A.A. Morse (9), H.B. Murphie (10), Dean Edmonds (11), restored by Donald Koleman.
124 1967 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster 1E15634 $150,000.00 $180,000.00 $146,720 €129,428 -2%
125 1928 Bugatti Type 44 Gerber Roadster 44-237 $330,000.00 $360,000.00 $335,000 €295,519 Mid
126 1952 Jaguar XK120 673127 $75,000.00 $90,000.00 $89,600 €79,040 Mid
127 1931 Invicta 4.5 Litre S-Type Low Chassis S102 $850,000.00 $1,000,000.00 $852,000 €751,588 Mid Sandfly’. Unnamed (1), Rowland Smith (2), FR Walker (3), engine #12371 fitted, unknown, Frederick Stahl, taken to USA, restored by Russ Sceli, Mark Gibbons ’71, Dean Edmunds ’82. Restored by RM Auto Restorations.
128 1948 Jaguar Mark IV 3.5 Litre DHC 637222 $90,000.00 $120,000.00 $115,360 €101,764 Mid
129 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV GT DB4/836/L $900,000.00 $1,100,000.00 $725,500 €639,996 -19%
130 1967 Volkswagen Type 2 Van 227069506 $10,000.00 $20,000.00 N/R $11,200 €9,880 Mid
131 1981 De Lorean DMC12 SCEDT26TXBD004239 $25,000.00 $35,000.00 N/R $32,480 €28,652 Mid
132 1929 Bentley Peterson Blower GUJ33 $200,000.00 $300,000.00 $246,000 €217,008 Mid
133 1948 Jaguar Mark IV 3.5 Litre Langenthal DHC 611056 $250,000.00 $350,000.00 $196,000 €172,900 -22%
134 1931 Cadillac Series 452A Fleetwood Convertible 702807 $700,000.00 $900,000.00 Not sold Not sold N/A
135 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 113.044-12-01907 $90,000.00 $110,000.00 N/R $89,600 €79,040 -1%
136 1930 Ford Model A Deluxe Blind Black $18,000.00 $22,000.00 N/R $15,120 €13,338 -16%
137 1925 Bugatti Type 30 Tourer 4725 $400,000.00 $450,000.00 Not sold Not sold N/A
138 1954 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN1 BN1-L/160376 $90,000.00 $110,000.00 N/R $76,160 €67,184 -15%
139 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Murphy Sports Phaeton S287FP $220,000.00 $280,000.00 Not sold Not sold N/A
140 1957 Dual-Ghia Cabriolet 150 $275,000.00 $350,000.00 Not sold Not sold N/A
141 1963 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Cabriolet 878510 $100,000.00 $130,000.00 N/R $123,200 €108,680 Mid
142 1952 Jaguar C-Type XKC014 $6,500,000.00 $7,500,000.00 Not sold Not sold N/A Via Hoffman’s in New York to Commander John “Jack” Rutherford, USA (1), Daytona ’53 fastest, David Burtner (2), raced, Chrysler Valiant engine fitted, Ralph Steiger (3), unnamed ’86 (4), Burkhard von Schenk, Germany (5), restored by Paul Jaye and RS Panels, Skip Barber, USA (6), Joel Loeb (7), Bill Jacobs (8), unknown.
143 1931 Pierce-Arrow Model 42 Dual Cowl Phaeton 1025047 $100,000.00 $130,000.00 Not sold Not sold N/A
144 1937 Lincoln Model K Le Baron Coupe Roadster A35089 $100,000.00 $115,000.00 Not sold Not sold N/A
145 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C1750GTC Touring Coupe Royale 101014832 $800,000.00 $900,000.00 Not sold Not sold N/A 1 of 66 Series Five cars. Unknown pre Character Cars of Wimbledon ’50, Arthur Finch ’61, John Cameron ’63, Hamish Moffatt ’70, Medici Bros, Italy ’83, Alfredo Celli ’10s, restored by Dino Cognolato ’95, unnamed, UK ’10s.
146 1951 Allard K2 K1845 $85,000.00 $135,000.00 $73,920 €65,208 -13%
147 1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Carlton DHC 67GX $225,000.00 $275,000.00 $201,600 €177,840 -10%
148 1984 March 84G Porsche 84G.01 $475,000.00 $675,000.00 Not sold Not sold N/A
149 1958 AC Ace Bristol BEX1019 $350,000.00 $380,000.00 Not sold Not sold N/A
150 1970 Ferrari 365GT 2 + 2 13989 $175,000.00 $225,000.00 $172,480 €152,152 -1%
151 1954 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN1 161015 $50,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R $54,880 €48,412 Mid
152 1908 Stanley Model F 20HP Touring car 3899 $180,000.00 $220,000.00 Not sold Not sold N/A
153 1967 Ferrari 330GTS 09791 $1,800,000.00 $2,000,000.00 $1,475,000 €1,301,164 -18% via Chinetti to Unknown, USA (1), unknown, Guilbert Dybvad, WI ’75, Michael Buxbaum, CA ’79, Andrew Cohen ’88, Reed Harmon ’01, restored by Norbert Hofer, Bill Lawarre ’04, Roger Hoffman, Stephen Frary, RI ’08, vendor ’12. Sparingly shown and driven in the dozen years of present ownership, only 50,952 miles are indicated on the odometer—a figure that is understood to be from new. Offered with its owner’s handbook, tool roll, Ferrari Red Rook, Massini report, and various records, this Platinum Award winning droptop is ready to thrill and delight its next lucky owner. A perfect chariot for any number of exciting events, such as the Going to the Sun Rally, the Copperstate 1000, the Mountain Mille, and more, it is equally at home ripping up local back roads on a Saturday or on a show field on Sunday. And, as an added benefit, I hear that the aural, visual, and tactile pleasure that comes from driving an open Ferrari does wonders for one’s positive disposition!
154 1952 Siata 300BC ST427BC $200,000.00 $250,000.00 $170,000 €149,965 -15%
155 1963 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Cabriolet 878960 $125,000.00 $150,000.00 N/R $87,360 €77,064 -30%
156 1968 Marcos 1500GT 5134 $50,000.00 $60,000.00 $33,600 €29,640 -33%
157 1976 Porsche 911S 911 620 1094 $60,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R $96,320 €84,968 20%
158 1988 Aston Martin V8 Volante SCFCV81C2JTL15650 $170,000.00 $210,000.00 Not sold Not sold N/A
159 1907 Renault 35/45HP Type AI 8938 Not given Not given $3,332,500 €2,939,748 N/A Brighton 24 Hours ’07 Raffolovitch, Unknown pre James Melton, CT ’46, William Spear Jr., Tony Hulman ’57, vendor ’10s, restored. In 2016 the Renault had its gearbox rebuilt and received paint and interior work in preparation for the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance. While renewing the interior the original upholstery was discovered under the old 1950s trim. This was carefully removed and documented – new leather carefully duplicating the original was fitted and the original is kept with the car. It joined the reunion of the four surviving US based Vanderbilt Renaults held at Pebble Beach, winning the Pre-War Racing class, The Phil Hill Trophy and the Revs institute award – a ‘triple crown’! The state of completeness and originality of this Renault is staggering. The impeccable Renault aluminum castings are in superb condition and show no signs of repair or abuse. All components are extensively numbered and practically everything save, the Renault carburetor is as delivered from Billancourt. Few people will ever experience what it is like to drive a motorcar like this. This experience is so pure and exciting its why many people say it’s the greatest in all of motoring. After this early period there were no more racing cars with four-cylinder engines in excess of 7 liters. This era of racing car embodies a romance and mystique apart from the later periods. Never was the machinery so raw and brutish and driving them so different from anything that came later. Authentic factory produced racers of this period are the rarest type of car in the whole collector hobby with just a handful of proper cars in private hands. Few are as easy to live with and as much fun as this superb Renault Vanderbilt. Of the five authenticated Renault Vanderbilt racers half are in major Museum collections, the next opportunity to acquire one might be a very long time from now.
160 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Coupe S847017 $80,000.00 $110,000.00 $79,520 €70,148 -1%
161 1904 Knox 16/18HP “Tudor” 5 pass Touring 312 $275,000.00 $325,000.00 Not sold Not sold N/A
162 1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet WP0CB2969MS460083 $65,000.00 $85,000.00 N/R $56,000 €49,400 -14%
163 1955 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN1 BN1L/222089 $60,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R $50,400 €44,460 -16%
164 1909 Cadillac Model 30 Demi Tonneau 17016 $60,000.00 $70,000.00 $56,000 €49,400 -7%
165 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen Replica MBCC 052 $60,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R $47,040 €41,496 -22%
166 1932 Opel 18C Regent 17137 $35,000.00 $45,000.00 N/R $26,880 €23,712 -23%
167 1944 Volkswagen Type Kubelwagen 2-029544 $30,000.00 $40,000.00 N/R $58,240 €51,376 46%
168 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe WDDAJ76F96M001144 $250,000.00 $300,000.00 $235,200 €207,481 -6%
169 1922 Packard Single Six 223 Runabout U22272A $35,000.00 $45,000.00 N/R $30,240 €26,676 -14%
170 1927 Citroen C4 Berline 904248 $25,000.00 $35,000.00 N/R $11,200 €9,880 -55%
171 1911 Benz 50HP Demarest Victoria 7754 $400,000.00 $500,000.00 Not sold Not sold N/A Only surviving 50HP Benz, via Benz Auto Import Co. of America, 1599 Broadway, New York City to Charles Melville Hays, USA (1), Elijah Gray ’25 (2) Pearson, Welke, Harper ’68 (3), William Winslow ’74 (4), restored, Don Ricardo ’87 (5), unnamed ’01 (6), via M-B Classc to Schnuerer Collection, restored by Tired Iron Works. Most recent work included a rebuilding and recoring of the radiator, a rebuild of the engine, and various other cosmetic and mechanical improvements in 2017-2018, performed by Tired Iron Works. Invoices for the original restoration and further work are included in the comprehensive service file, alongside photocopies of period Benz advertising materials and catalogues, and various clippings from the car’s prior life with the Ricardos.
172 1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan 409550 $30,000.00 $45,000.00 N/R $41,440 €36,556 Mid
173 1936 Adler Trumpf Junior Sport 92211 $20,000.00 $25,000.00 N/R $9,520 €8,398 -52%
174 1918 Opel 14/38HP Double Phaeton 13231 $125,000.00 $175,000.00 Unknown Unknown N/A
175 1957 Isetta 300 506947 $35,000.00 $45,000.00 N/R $25,760 €22,724 -26%
176 1945 NSU Sd. Kfr. 2 $60,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R $168,000 €148,200 110%
177 1897 Benz 10HP Mylord Coupe 74 $500,000.00 $750,000.00 Unknown Unknown N/A 1 of 2 known to survive. Discovered in the UK as an engine and pair of axles, via John Bentley to Willis Boyd ’87, restored by Horseless Carriage Restorations, Schnuerer Collection ’03. Since acquisition the Benz has since been shown at many Concours d’Elegance, and was also driven in the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run in 2008 as a guest, carrying non other than Jutta Benz, enjoying a coveted early start by virtue of its build date. It was also part of the Petersen Automotive Museum’s exhibit, Town Cars: Arriving in Style, from February to October of 2014, representing the earliest genesis of the style. Well-maintained as part of this prominent Mercedes-Benz collection, it is in beautiful condition, with only light patina from age and occasional use. The body is finished in a rich forest green with yellow striping and a black leather landau top and upholstery, a scheme that remains attractive today. In fact, the car would continue to be welcomed at any number of events worldwide.
178 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Roadster WDDAJ76F96M001144 $125,000.00 $175,000.00 N/R $118,720 €104,728 -5%
179 1944 Volkswagen Type 166 Schwimmwagen 7-009132 $100,000.00 $125,000.00 N/R $145,600 €128,440 16%
180 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster 198.042.8500284 $900,000.00 $1,100,000.00 $1,028,000 €906,845 Mid
181 1966 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 406133004336 $25,000.00 $35,000.00 N/R $42,560 €37,544 22%
182 1936 Mercedes-Benz 230N Cabriolet B 139756 $160,000.00 $200,000.00 $168,000 €148,200 Mid
183 2007 Mercedes-Benz 320E WDBUF22XX7B035258 $20,000.00 $25,000.00 N/R $12,320 €10,868 -38%
184 1987 Ford Mustang Racer 1EABP42E3HF136822 $20,000.00 $25,000.00 N/R $6,720 €5,928 -66%
185 1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K Mayfair Tourer 123689 $600,000.00 $800,000.00 $362,500 €319,778 -40%
186 1910 White Model O-O 5 pass Touring 10347 $125,000.00 $175,000.00 $80,000 €70,572 -36%
187 1907 American Underslung 50HP Roadster 1402 $1,500,000.00 $1,800,000.00 Not sold Not sold N/A Frank Deemer (1), Walter Seeley ’60s (2), unknown, Dick Teague ’86, WK Haines ’04, via Bonhams Simeone to vendor ’13. Since 2013 the American has undergone extensive mechanical work at Holman Engineering in Springfield MA. Major overhauls of the rear axle and gear box were performed. A full rebuild of the braking system including new custom-made cast-iron drums. A complete new set of wheels were made allowing for a more tour friendly and sticky set of tires (old wheels are included with the car). A thorough servicing of the engine and oiling system has also been done and the car is in fine working order. It has proven itself on the Paso Robles tour as well as other East Coast brass tours. After all its recent work it has demonstrated itself as the true super-performer one expects in such a sportscar. A recent duel with a Mercer Raceabout proved there is no replacement for displacement on the straights and still held its own with the Mercer in the twistys. There are few cars of this era that demonstrate such all-around performance.
188 2001 BMW Z8 WBAEJ13451AH60573 $180,000.00 $220,000.00 $181,000 €159,668 Mid
189 2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R SCBFS8ZA3FC048102 $130,000.00 $160,000.00 $152,320 €134,368 Mid
190 1903 Thomas Model 18 Rear Entrance Tonneau $100,000.00 $125,000.00 N/R $89,600 €79,040 -10%
191 1910 Thomas Model M 6-40 Flyabout M79 $200,000.00 $250,000.00 N/R $112,000 €98,800 -44%
192 1932 Lancia Dilambda Castagna Town car 27-934 $35,000.00 $45,000.00 N/R $47,040 €41,496 5%
193 2009 Bentley Brooklands SCBCC41NX9CX13797 $130,000.00 $150,000.00 N/R Not sold Not sold N/A
194 1950 Willys Jeepster 1S14274 $30,000.00 $40,000.00 N/R $19,040 €16,796 -37%
195 1968 Porsche 911S 118 00561 $110,000.00 $130,000.00 N/R $97,440 €85,956 -12%
196 1962 Chevrolet Corvette FI Convertible 20867S106224 $70,000.00 $90,000.00 N/R $68,320 €60,268 -2%
197 1974 Ferrari 246GTS 07658 $225,000.00 $275,000.00 $268,800 €237,121 Mid
198 1933 MG J2 Midget J2932 $50,000.00 $60,000.00 N/R $28,000 €24,700 -44%
199 1945 MG TC TC0275 $22,000.00 $28,000.00 N/R $20,160 €17,784 -8%
200 1963 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ7 Mark II HBJ7L/22747 $55,000.00 $70,000.00 N/R $56,000 €49,400 Mid
201 1967 Volkswagen Type 2 Camper 237134798 $50,000.00 $70,000.00 N/R $41,440 €36,556 -17%
202 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster 1E12068 $110,000.00 $130,000.00 N/R $78,400 €69,160 -29%
203 1968 McLaren M6B $250,000.00 $300,000.00 Not sold Not sold N/A
204 1987 Porsche 928 S4 Coupe WP0JB0925HS861242 $30,000.00 $40,000.00 N/R $25,760 €22,724 -14%
205 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 00867S101160 $70,000.00 $90,000.00 N/R $52,640 €46,436 -25%
206 1934 Ford Model BB Platform Truck BB18974506 $30,000.00 $40,000.00 Not sold Not sold N/A
207 1928 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup A484932 $25,000.00 $35,000.00 $22,400 €19,760 -10%
208 1902 Boyer 9HP Rear Entrance Tonneau 593 $150,000.00 $180,000.00 $159,600 €140,790 Mid
209 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster 2Y89M147868 $60,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R $48,160 €42,484 -20%
210 1902 Oldsmobile Model R Curved Dash Runabout 7883 $40,000.00 $65,000.00 N/R $51,520 €45,448 Mid
211 1908 Stanley Steamer 10HP EX 4108 $60,000.00 $80,000.00 N/R $34,720 €30,628 -42%
212 1990 Ferrari Mondial T Cabriolet 86306 $30,000.00 $40,000.00 N/R $26,880 €23,712 -10%
213 1929 Pierce-Arrow Model 125 Coupe 2005556 $75,000.00 $85,000.00 Not sold Not sold N/A
214 1935 Ford Model 48 Deluxe Phaeton 18-1597651 $50,000.00 $70,000.00 N/R $31,360 €27,664 -37%
215 1935 Humber Snipe 80 119240 $30,000.00 $50,000.00 N/R $15,680 €13,832 -48%
216 1964 Chevrolet Corvette 327/365 Roadster 40867S103012 $55,000.00 $70,000.00 N/R $59,360 €52,364 Mid
217 1985 Citroen 2CV Charleston $12,000.00 $18,000.00 N/R $20,160 €17,784 12%

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