Bonhams, Quail Lodge, August 18, 2017

2017 was Bonhams most successful Quail Lodge auction.

The 2014 Thursday auction of the Maranello Rosso cars, including Ferrari 250 GTO s/n 3851GT, is treated as a separate event, a Black Swan.

This year’s sale was highlighted by a road-legal McLaren F1 that brought a curve-setting price of $15,620,000, but there were nine other cars – particularly the ex-Briggs Cunningham Lightweight Jaguar XKE – that hammered sold either on the block or concluded in post-block transactions for seven figures. Another eight lots were bid to seven figures on the block but didn’t sell. Some of them really should have changed hands.

This highlights an increasing problem for the auction companies, the challenge of getting high profile consignments at reserves that recognize current market reality. It is tempting to take a high value car and try to work with the consignor on the block to drop a reserve that is impeding the sale. There was a lot of that negotiating [in less refined American-style auctions it’s called “grinding the consignor”] in Bonhams tent and on the phones. It was not always successful.

The other issue at Bonhams was the sale pace. It was beyond slow, running at only 11 or 12 lots an hour and challenging the endurance of the onlookers. Starting just after 10 AM, the sale was still going on after the auctions of RM Sotheby’s and Gooding got underway at 6PM. The 80.2% sell-through was the lowest of the three established catalog auctions in Monterey (Gooding was 81.1%, RM posted an impressive 88.8%) and far below Bonhams last year’s 87.8%, the best sell-through among the 2016 catalog auctions.

Year Cars Sold/ Offered Sale % Sold < Low Est Sold > High Est Average Sale Median Sale Total $
2017 85/106 80.2% 71.1% 10.8% $648,428 $181,500

[28%]

$55,116,400
2016 101/115 87.8% 65% 6.2% $342,998 $121,000

[35.3%]

$34,642,800
2015 95/111 85.6% 55.3% 9.6% $466,164 $192,500

[41.3%]

$44,285,600

Andrew Newton and Greg Ingold contributed many of the on-site observations.

The following list is all the cars at Bonhams of which 61 were viewed on-site and written up. They are sorted by Marque, Model, Body Style and Year.

Lot # 70 1959 AC Ace Bristol Roadster; S/N BEX1003; Engine # 100D2881; White/Red leather; Estimate $300,000 – $350,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $410,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $451,000 – 3-carb Bristol 100D2 engine, painted centerlock wire wheels, Michelin X tires, banjo steering wheel. – Doors don’t quite fit flush. Some chips coming off the wheels. Excellent interior. Light road wear underneath. Offered by the original owner, who raced the car in period and had it body-off restored it in 1999 in the original colors. – This was a huge price for an older restoration even in such well-preserved condition, but it bought a one-owner car that has had a lot put into it, so the bidders’ enthusiasm for it is understandable.

Lot # 84 1957 AC Aceca Bristol Coupe; S/N BE603; Engine # 100D29907; Red/Red leather; Estimate $175,000 – $250,000; Competition restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $175,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $192,500 – Non-matching numbers Bristol 100D2 engine, chrome centerlock wire wheels, Dunlop tires, race harnesses, fuel cell, fire system, roll cage, felt dash, Moto-Lita steering wheel, Plexiglas rear window. – Event car that has done Carrera Panamericana, Copperstate 1000 and California Mille. Some stone chips and a tiny dent in the nose as well as some chips at the back edges of the doors. Otherwise good, shiny paint. Good, lightly worn competition interior. Lightly worn underneath. A proven event car that looks ready to tackle another rally. Sold new in Venezuela but soon returned to the UK and has been a competition car since at least the early ’90s. – This is expensive for an Aceca in this condition without its original engine, but having a proven event and competition car that will get you into some of the world’s best vintage car events is worth the premium.

Lot # 17 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce 750F Spider, Body by Pinin Farina; S/N 149506373; Engine # 131532565; White/Orange vinyl; Black cloth top; Estimate $125,000 – $150,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $71,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $78,100 – 4-speed, silver steel wheels, hubcaps, Vredestein tires, radio delete. – Excellent new paint, chrome and interior. Underbody and chassis are like new, as is the engine compartment. The rear deck stands a bit proud at the rear, as does the hood at the front. The 40DCOE3 Webers have black tags. A fresh, thorough restoration. – As Alfas went in Monterey this year the result brought by this nice little Veloce was modest at barely half of what Worldwide got for their similar car yesterday.

Lot # 23 1985 Audi Quattro Turbo Sport Coupe; S/N WAUZZZ85ZEA905131; White/Gray leather with Black cloth inserts; Estimate $450,000 – $550,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $440,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $484,000 – Potenza tires, rear window wiper, factory cassette stereo, power windows. – Signed by Walter Rohrl on the steering wheel. One owner from new. Showing 18,388 km. Sound but slightly tired original paint. A little dirty but not bad underneath. Very good original interior. Lightly used and not perfect, but more than good enough to drive and enjoy. – One of 200 road cars built for Group B homologation of the Quattro that proved so revolutionary for the WRC. These and other Group B homologation specials have proven very popular among collectors in recent years. The breakout sale for a Sport Quattro was at RM Arizona two years ago, when one sold for $401,500. That this one with higher mileage sold for over 80 grand more shows how hot these cars still are.

Lot # 12 1969 Austin Mini Cooper 1275S 2-Dr. Sedan; S/N CA2SBL1238234A; Engine # 9FXEY52283; Red, Black Roof/Black vinyl; Estimate $30,000 – $40,000; Competition restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $47,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $52,250 – Genuine Minilite wheels, Dunlop tires, rally lights, rally instruments on the dash, bucket seats, leather-wrapped sports steering wheel, dual mirrors. – Monte Carlo Rally clone done on a genuine matching numbers Canadian market Cooper S. Rust free body. Good paint and chrome other an some cracks and blisters around the door hinges. Very good interior. Clean and lightly used underneath. Restored to drive in vintage events rather than show. Probably the slowest of the rally-inspired cars here, but also probably the most fun to drive. – Prices at the top end for genuine Coopers just seem to keep going up, and if this result is any indication they don’t seem to be stopping. This is a curve setting transaction for a modified car with no competition history.

Lot # 15 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 MK I BN7 Roadster; S/N HBN7L743; Engine # 29DUH915; Estimate $90,000 – $120,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $43,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $47,300 – A no-sale at Mecum’s Monterey auction in 2014 on a reported bid of $62,000.

Lot # 48 1964 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III Phase 2 Convertible; S/N 65HBJ8L27207; Engine # 65HBJ8L27207; Sage Green/Biscuit; Green vinyl top; Estimate $75,000 – $100,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $70,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $77,000 – Chrome centerlock wire wheels, Touring T/A tires, banjo steering wheel, heater, overdrive. – Very good blemish-free paint and chrome. Excellent new top. Factory gaps. Excellent fully restored interior. Heritage Trust certificate. Very clean underbody. Recently done and done to high standards. Restored by Kurt Tanner. Nothing to pick on, and show-worthy. – Sold at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach in 2009 for $110,000, then sold at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas in 2009 for $84,700. Healey values aren’t much different from what they were at that time, and this car doesn’t show any significant age to speak of, but this lower result is a lot more realistic if slightly more favorable to the buyer than those two borderline excessive Barrett-Jackson results.

Lot # 2 1959 Autobianchi Bianchina Trasformabile; S/N 12492; Engine # 63054; Estimate $30,000 – $50,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $45,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $49,500

Lot # 60 1972 BMW 3.0CSL Coupe; S/N 2212314; Engine # 2212314; Colorado Orange, Black accent/Black vinyl with cloth inserts; Estimate $290,000 – $330,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $245,000 – 2,985/180hp, 4-speed, Zenith carbs, alloy wheels, hood pins, VDO dash clock, Alpina leather-wrapped steering wheel, wood shift knob, factory radio, BMW Classic documented. – Two touch ups on the nose. Sloppy paint finish on the hood as well as light orange peel on the top of the body around the hood. Light scratches on the metal rub strip. Uneven door gaps. Excellent wheels. Very good interior with newer upholstery and carpets. Very clean but unrestored underneath. Sold new in Italy and remained there until 2013. Far from perfect, but good enough to enjoy. – Impressively preserved, but not restored, this is a driver’s CSL and it could have been sold without regret at the reported high bid.

Lot # 109 1936 BMW 319 Four-Window Cabriolet; S/N 57546; Engine # 57546; Estimate $60,000 – $80,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $47,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $51,700 – Sold at the Hershey Auction in 2002 for $37,800, a year later at the same venue it was bid to $26,000.

Lot # 90 1957 BMW 503 Cabriolet, Body by Bertone; S/N 69090; Engine # 30088; Charcoal Grey Metallic/Tan leather piped in Grey; Grey top; Estimate $550,000 – $750,000; Concours restoration, 1 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $530,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $583,000 – Rudge centerlock wheels, whitewalls, gray cloth boot cover, Becker Mexico radio, power windows. – Represented as matching numbers. Very good paint, chrome and interior. Very good underneath. A very rare US-market 503 Cabriolet, supposedly one of just 13. Full restoration amounting to $600,000 finished in 2013 and a proven show car with appearances at Pebble Beach, Santa Fe Concorso, Amelia Island and Pinehurst Concours. Thoughtfully and consistently maintained since the restoration and still in concours condition. – Rarely seen at all, and even more rare is such meticulously restored and maintained condition, the new owner picked up a car that will take pride of place at any BMW or German car meet and is unlikely to see another like it. This is an all-time auction record for a 503 cab, 75% more than the previous best result which was achieved by Bonhams here three years ago.

Lot # 110 2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster; S/N WBAEJ13423AH62283; Estimate $200,000 – $250,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $185,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $203,500

Lot # 3 2001 BMW Z8 Convertible; S/N WBAEJ13451AH60489; Estimate $180,000 – $250,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $180,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $198,000

Lot # 62 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible; S/N 17057172; Mandarin Red/Red, White leather; Estimate $125,000 – $150,000; Concours restoration, 1- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $105,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $115,500 Chrome wire wheels, whitewalls, dual mirrors, column shift, dash clock, factory radio, power windows, heater. – Excellent paint, chrome and interior. White underbody is spotless. The doors sit slightly too far out from the body and the steering wheel has light cracks, but otherwise this is the concours car as it was advertised. – 1953 Skylarks went through a phase of superior values but have receded in recent years to results like this. It’s no knock on Skylarks, just an adjustment and this is the new normal.

Lot # 27 1938 Cadillac 38-90 V-16 Imperial Sedan; S/N 5270245; Estimate $80,000 – $130,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $75,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $82,500

Lot # 36 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible; S/N 59E004429; Estimate $125,000 – $150,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $115,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $126,500

Lot # 97 1910 Cadillac Model 30 Tourer; Engine # H45042; Estimate $100,000 – $130,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $95,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $104,500

Lot # 14 1939 Cadillac Series 75 Convertible Sedan; S/N 29836; Engine # 3291832; Estimate $70,000 – $90,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $58,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $63,800 – Offered at Bonhams Scottsdale sale eighteen months ago in 2016 where it was reported bid to $82,000.

Lot # 86 1938 Cadillac Series 90 V-16 Convertible Coupe; S/N 5270289; Engine # 5270289; Estimate $275,000 – $325,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $190,000 – Sold at Mecum’s Spring Classic in Indianapolis in 2012 for $222,600, then no-saled at Spring Auburn in 2013 and Mecum Indy this year on reported bids of $275,000 and $260,000 respectively.

Lot # 50 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N 194677S102584; Engine # T08I7IL7102584; Goodwood Green, White stinger, Black hardtop/Black vinyl; Estimate $100,000 – $125,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $82,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $90,200 – 427/390hp, M21 4-speed, side exhaust, Positraction, power brakes, red line tires, AM/FM radio, hardtop, Bloomington Gold certified and tank sticker documented. – Represented as matching numbers engine and transmission. Good paint and brightwork showing minimal wear. The engine has been recently painted, although the other mechanicals show minor aging. The seats are in good condition and the console has some wear. A decent older restoration with some touch ups since. – A solid Corvette with a quality older restoration in good condition with some age that brought a solid price for both the seller and the buyer.

Lot # 47 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N 1Z67W2S507664; Engine # T1112CSS12S507664; Elkhart Green/Saddle vinyl; Estimate $85,000 – $105,000; Enthusiast restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $40,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $44,000 – 454/270hp, automatic, power windows, air conditioning, Turbine style wheel covers, luggage rack, AM/FM radio with 8-track player. – Good paint and lines. The brightwork shows little aging. The turbine wheel covers are aged, pitted and have paint chips. The hood release was very sticky so the engine bay was unviewable. The underbody shows little use. The interior looks fairly original with creasing to the driver’s seat, while the door handles show wear and there are some scrapes to the accessory gauge bezel. Restored 10 years ago, but not done to particularly high standards. – A straightforward and appropriate result, taking this later but less powerful chrome bumper big-block car’s shortcomings into account.

Lot # 89 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe; S/N 30837S105895; Engine # 31058951219RD; Daytona Blue/Black; Estimate $100,000 – $130,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $76,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $83,600 – 327/300hp, Tremec 5-speed, power brakes and steering, air conditioning, centerlock wheels with narrow whitewall tires, AM/FM radio. Tremec 5-speed transmission installed but original 4-speed included. – Paint has some swirling throughout. The brightwork is shiny and in good condition. The engine compartment has been partially restored and the interior shows little wear. A decent older restoration that does show its age. – The numbers on the block ‘match’ the chassis number and current 300hp configuration, although no claim is made that it is the original engine. The Tremec 5-speed will make cruising more relaxed and is appropriate to the overall used condition of the car, factors that make this a reasonable price even for a ‘split-window’.

Lot # 43 1963 Chevrolet Corvette FI Z06 (big tank) Coupe; S/N 30837S118180; Engine # 118180F0611RF; Sebring Silver/Black; Estimate $340,000 – $380,000; Concours restoration, 1- condition; With Reserve; Post-block sale at $281,818 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $310,000 – 327/360hp fuel injection, Z06, big fuel tank, wheel covers, radio delete, includes books, jack and complete history. – Beautiful paint and body. The brightwork is all like new, although the rear window seals look aged in comparison to the rest of the car. The interior is like new. A beautiful and genuine Z06 ‘Tanker’ Corvette with little to complain about. Restoration finished by Naber Motors in 2015 and 25 miles ago. NCRS Top Flight award and Bloomington Gold certified. – There’s no racing history although almost certainly this Z06 had some. The ‘split-window’ Corvette is eternally popular and this is the pinnacle of the ‘split-window’, an all-out bad-ass high performance Corvette built in severely limited quantities despite having an inside rear view mirror of limited usefulness. Bonhams put this deal together after the block and the new owner should be highly satisfied with the car and with the transaction.

Lot # 55 1953 Chrysler Ghia Special Coupe; S/N 7231533; Engine # C53831901; Estimate $550,000 – $750,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $400,000 – Sold by RM in Monaco in 2014 for $462,437, €336,000 at the time. The high bid here was equal to €340,800 at today’s exchange rate.

Lot # 111 1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible; S/N 7404990; Engine # C3946357; Estimate $90,000 – $120,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $130,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $143,000 – Sold by RM at Amelia earlier this year for $104,500.

Lot # 95 1933 Delage D8S ‘Conduite Interieur’ Coupe; S/N 38186; Engine # 114; Estimate $700,000 – $800,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $590,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $649,000

Lot # 10 1958 Dual-Ghia D/G Hemi Convertible, Body by Ghia; S/N 197; Dark Blue/Tan, Dark Blue leather; Estimate $300,000 – $375,000; Older restoration, 1- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $365,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $401,500 – Wheel covers, whitewalls, dual mirrors, blue cloth boot cover, bucket seats, Town and Country radio, power windows. – Restored by Joe Morgan. Class winner at Pebble in 2011. Very good paint, chrome and interior. The filler cap sits too deep into the body. Excellent interior other than light wrinkling to the driver’s seat. A proven show car that’s a little old, but it wouldn’t take a lot to get it back to winning shape. – Reportedly sold by Russo & Steele here two years ago in 2015 for $412,500 and bought for a fair price here.

Lot # 94 1972 Ferrari 246 GT Dino Coupe, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 04092; Engine # 9814; Red/Beige leather, Black bars; Estimate $330,000 – $380,000; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $260,000 – Becker Europa AM-FM, Cromodora alloy wheels, Michelin XWX tires, headrest Daytona seats. – Mediocre old repaint with a few edge chips. Erratic trim chrome, Flush panel fits. Old undercoat in the wheel wells. Sound surface cracked original upholstery. Wires dangling under the dash. A competently cosmetically restored driver quality Dino. – Restored many years ago to adequate standards at the time but now largely eclipsed by more thorough work and now presents as a sound but aged cosmetic restoration. The reported high bid is more than adequate to have bought it. The estimate range is for a thoroughly, professionally, freshly restored example, which this is not even close to being.

Lot # 77 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Boano Coupe, Body by Boano; S/N 0543GT; Black/Red leather; Estimate $1,100,000 – $1,400,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,030,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,133,000 – Borrani wire wheels, Michelin X tires, woodrim steering wheel, grille-mounted fog lights. – Old paint. The door buttons are dull. Lightly used but restored engine bay with triple Webers. Blemish-free but old paint. Represented with period West Coast and Hawaiian SCCA racing history with Chuck Sweeney and Bill Woodward. Very good older restored interior. Mechanically and cosmetically refreshed in the past five years, a good event car because it’s fully restored and thoroughly presentable but not to concours condition. Ferrari Classiche certified. – Sold at Worldwide’s Keels & Wheels in 2007 for $550,000 then offered at Gooding Pebble Beach but not sold at $480,000 high bid. Sold at RM Monterey in 2010 for $440,000. It’s a better car now than it was then and no more expensive than it should be.

Lot # 85 1958 Ferrari 250 GT TdF Berlinetta Alloy, Body by Pinin Farina; S/N 0899GT; Engine # 0354C; Red/Cognac leather; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $3,400,000 – Grey painted wire wheels, Michelin X tires, single louver sail panel, covered headlights, hood spring hold down and straps, cold air pan. – First owned by Eduardo Lualdi-Gabardi and raced with success in 1958 including first at the Coppa Sant’ Ambroeus at Monza. Hillclimbed in 1959 by the next owner, Ferdinando Pagliarini, then in1960 by the next owner, Paul Mounier in Algeria. Essentially parted out after a road accident with the bodyless chassis and some parts finally restored by Ferrari Classiche using a newly cast engine. Red Book certified as having the original chassis frame, suspension, brakes, gearbox and wire wheels. The alloy body is by Carrozzeria AutoSport. Excellent paint, chrome and interior. Underbody is like new. Best in Show at Concorso Italiano in 2016. – This is essentially a newly-built 1958 Ferrari 250 GT alloy-bodied Tour de France using a few old parts and many new ones. As such, and even with Ferrari Classiche’s expensive Red Book, its value is open to divergent opinions, opinions that at least here at Quail Lodge didn’t converge on a number acceptable to the consignor. It is worth noting, however, that the reported high bid here is well less than half the value of a more conventionally restored alloy body TdF.

Lot # 16 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy Long-Nose Berlinetta; S/N 07927; Engine # 07927; Celeste Blue/Blue leather; Estimate $2,700,000 – $3,000,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,800,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $3,080,000 – Centerlock alloy wheels, Michelin XWX tires, power windows, internal number 810/64. – One of two Ferraris used as a test car for the 1966 Monte Carlo Rally but shedded ice studs in the tires made a cheese grater out of the fenders and a steel car (06003) was used for the rally, probably with this engine restamped to 06003. Subsequently corrected by Ferrari Classiche with the original number. Restored to showroom condition a while ago with some subsequent use but very clean, orderly and presentable with no cosmetic flaws. Ferrari Classiche Red Book certified. – There were eight 275 GTBs in the Monterey auctions of which this was the first to cross the block and it brought a price that set the tone for the widely different 275 GTBs that followed. Alloy long nose body, 3-carb induction and factory test car history make it a sound value at this price.

Lot # 26 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 10507; Engine # 10507; Red/Tan leather; Estimate $2,500,000 – $3,000,000; Cosmetic restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,290,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $2,519,000 – Chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Michelin XWX tires, tool kit, Internal #1886. – Good paint, chrome and interior. Old undercoat. Puffy doors don’t fit flush. T.J. Day collection. Two owners from new, odometer shows 42,373 probably original miles. – While there is no record of recent service, the minimal use of this 275 GTB/4 since its acquisition by T.J. Day in 1992 and the fact that it did run reasonably well at the auction suggests thorough (if not inexpensive) attention to the engine, driveline, suspension and brakes could bring it back to good driving condition. Cosmetically it needs nothing unless it’s going to Cavallino or a judged FCA meet, in which case what it needs is everything. There were only two 275 GTB/4s in the Monterey auctions and this is by a wide margin the least costly, a sound buy with plenty of upside for the new owner.

Lot # 81 1966 Ferrari 275 GTS Spider, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 08335; Engine # 08335; Ice Blue/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $1,850,000 – $2,200,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Post-block sale at $1,409,091 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,550,000 – Becker Europa TR multiband radio, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Michelin XWX tires. – Very good older paint upholstery has some creasing and surface dye loss. Dash and gauges are good. Engine compartment is orderly. Not done last week, but done and maintained well. Ferrari Classiche certification in process. – A sound and highly presentable 1990’s Paul Russell restoration that exhibits genuine care and attention while also being used sparingly and carefully, this is a sound value at this post-block negotiated price.

Lot # 93 1984 Ferrari 288 GTO Berlinetta; S/N ZFFPA16B000053301; Engine # F114B00047; Red/Black leather; Estimate $1,900,000 – $2,200,000; Not viewed, notes from the catalog condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $1,700,000 – Air conditioning, power windows, books, tool kit. – — Whoa! A 288 GTO that’s been driven some 68,000 km? Unprecedented, perhaps?

Lot # 88 1977 Ferrari 308 GTB Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 22219; Engine # 2590; Verde Pinot/Tan leather; Estimate $85,000 – $110,000; Unrestored original, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $67,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $73,700 – Cromodora wheels, Michelin X tires, Momo leather-wrapped steering wheel, power windows, air conditioning, Blaupunkt cassette stereo. – Neat and unusual color scheme on a desirable early carbureted model. Mediocre original paint with chips and a touch up on the nose. Visibly worn seats but mostly good original interior. The wheels are dirty. Clean but used underneath. Other than the unusual colors and early build date, this is a mediocre car even by 308 standards. – Hammered not sold at Worldwide Scottsdale this year at a $90,000 high bid in this exact condition. It brought no more nor less than it deserved here, a representative result for a used 308 GTB.

Lot # 45 1980 Ferrari 312 T5 Formula 1; S/N 46; Engine # 66; Red/Black cloth; Estimate -; Competition restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $2,400,000 – Driven by 1979 World Champion Jody Scheckter in 1980 with a best placement of 5th at Long Beach in the last year of the naturally aspirated 3-liter formula. Historic race prepared by Phil Denney with updated ignition electronics. Good recent paint. Chassis, suspension, engine and running gear are older but very orderly and clean. – It speaks volumes of Gilles Villeneuve’s stature that this car, which he never drove, is liveried with his name rather than that of his reigning World Champion teammate, Scheckter. Its preparation is impressive and it should be a delight to drive.

Lot # 5 1988 Ferrari 328 GTS Spider, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFXA20A6J0075109; Engine # 1842; Estimate $80,000 – $120,000; Not viewed, notes from the catalog condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $90,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $99,000 – — Offered by Auctions America at Santa Monica last year with a reported high bid of $82,000.

Lot # 39 1990 Ferrari 348tb Berlinetta; S/N ZFFFA35AXK0082673; Engine # 20773; Estimate $100,000 – $120,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $52,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $57,200 – — Sold at Gooding’s Amelia Island auction in 2015 for $71,500.

Lot # 102 1969 Ferrari 365 GT Coupe 2+2, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 13269; Engine # 13269GT; Grigio Mahmoud/Beige leather; Estimate $250,000 – $300,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $200,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $220,000 – Centerlock alloy wheels, woodrim steering wheel, Blaupunkt pushbutton radio, power windows, Ansa exhaust. – Represented as matching numbers. Tiny ding in the front left bumperette. Small chip at the bottom of the driver’s door. Plating is coming off the left rear wheel lock. Light amount of dirt underneath but not bad. Lightly worn front seats but otherwise sound restored interior. Fully restored but used since and no longer a stunner, so it would be best used as an event car or casual driver. – Bid to $180,000 on the block, reported sold post block for this price. It sold at Coys Nurnberg auction in 2006 for $98,048 and brought an appropriate price here.

Lot # 30 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 14207; Engine # B824; Red, Silver nose panel/Black leather; Estimate $750,000 – $1,000,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $600,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $660,000 – Chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Michelin XWX tires, Voxson 8-track stereo, Veglia air conditioning, silver painted nose panel, popup lights, tool kit. – One owner, T.J. Day, from new, 29,114 miles. Good paint and chrome, orderly engine compartment showing age and some unpainted surface oxidation. Wrinkled seat upholstery. A Daytona driver with impeccable one-owner provenance and desirable preservation, but with no record of recent service. – Daytonas were everywhere in the Monterey auctions, at least ten of them, more even than 308s or the nearly ubiquitous 275 GTBs. The T.J. Day car stood out on account of its one-owner history, preservation and the modest miles it covered, few enough to be notable, but not so many that a few thousand more will detract significantly from its perceived value. Within the range of values for similar Daytonas in Monterey, this result includes a modest premium for its history and preservation.

Lot # 83 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 14417; Engine # B1160; Dark Red/Black, Dark Red leather, Black bars; Estimate $500,000 – $700,000; Unrestored original, 4+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $465,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $511,500 – Cromodora five-spoke centerlock alloy wheels, Michelin XWX tires, Voxson eight track stereo, Veglia air conditioning, headrest seats. – Two owners from new, U.S. specs, odometer shows 33,560 believable miles. Dull, cracked old paint with abundant chips, stars and fading. Cracked upholstery, driver’s seat cushion seams are pulled. Doors close smoothly and flush. Engine compartment is orderly and original with peeling finishes and plenty of dust.. Highly original, but continued preservation may be more of a challenge than a proud new owner can sustain. – The first step will be to attend to this car’s mechanical systems and address the upholstery. Then the temptation will be to ‘freshen up’ the engine compartment and some of the more obvious paint defects. Pretty soon its originality runs the risk of becoming obscured in a succession of work. It was the least expensive Daytona sold in the Monterey auctions, and it deserved to be.

Lot # 65 1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 16573; Engine # B2506; Marrone Colorado/Biscuit leather, Black bars; Brown cloth top; Estimate $2,700,000 – $3,000,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $2,100,000 – Chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Michelin XWX tires, Audiovox AM-FM, air conditioning, leather rim steering wheel, painted nose panel, popup lights, lots of documentation, manuals, complete tool kit. – FCA multi-platinum winner with flawless paint, chrome and upholstery, a 2009 Motion Products restoration. The underbody is restored like new and a little dusty. The engine compartment is nearly like new aside from some oxidation of unpainted surfaces. – Impressive not only for the quality of its now eight year old restoration but also for its presentation in the original Marrone Colorado color, a refreshing change from all too common ‘Resale Red’ and much more evocative of the 1970’s. It’s easy to appreciate the seller’s decision to value the car more than this offer.

Lot # 63 1963 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Series II Coupe Aerodinamico, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 5029SA; Engine # 5029; Silver-Grey/Red leather; Estimate -; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $3,000,000 – Chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Michelin XWX tires, overdrive, covered headlights. – Excellent paint, chrome and interior. Underbody is like new. Odd door handles are hard to close because the release is the outer edge of the handle, but when it is figured out the doors close smoothly and fit flush. FCA Platinum, Ferrari Classiche Red Book, 2016 Pebble Beach class award. – Sold by Bonhams at Gstaad in 2005 for $560,922, by Gooding in Scottsdale in 2008 for $1,320,000 and at RM’s sale of the Andrews Collection in May 2015 for $2,860,000. The reported high bid here does not reflect the car’s rarity, design or quality.

Lot # 42 2003 Ferrari Enzo Berlinetta; S/N ZFFCW56A830133118; Engine # 76333; Black/Tan leather; Estimate $2,000,000 – $2,500,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,855,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $2,040,500–  SF shields, black calipers, carbon fiber interior trim, carbon brake discs. – No evidence of use.

Lot # 34 1998 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta; S/N ZFFXR41A4W0111485; Engine # 48861; Estimate $90,000 – $120,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $60,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $66,000

Lot # 87 1990 Ferrari F40 Berlinetta; S/N ZFFMN34A6L0087030; Engine # 24113; Red/Red cloth; Estimate $1,000,000 – $1,300,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,325,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,457,500 Schedoni luggage, tools, books, documents. – One owner, under 2,100 miles, U.S. spec.

Lot # 28 1987 Ferrari Testarossa Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina; S/N ZFFSG17A1H0070225; Engine # 04000612; Rosso Corsa/Beige leather; Estimate $125,000 – $175,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $112,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $123,200 – Air conditioning, 5-spoke alloy wheels, power windows, Schedoni luggage, tools, books, manual, spare. – Known one owner history from new with T.J. Day, 4,191 miles, all original, but no mention of recent service which is probably in order (at no small cost) before turning it loose. – This is a Testarossa that deserves preservation in its lightly used original condition even though a few more miles won’t significantly detract from its value, a delightful combination. It brought a realistic price that reflects its presentation and preservation.

Lot # 20 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Berlinetta Monospecchio, Body by Pininfarina; S/N ZFFSA17A4G0065813; Engine # 402; Red/Beige leather; Estimate $180,000 – $220,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $107,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $117,700 – Momo leather-wrapped steering wheel, flying mirror, power windows, air conditioning, luggage. – Early flying mirror car represented to have 18,600 miles. Represented with a full service history. Small chip behind the passenger’s door but otherwise excellent original paint. Mostly very good original interior other than notable wear to the driver’s seat. The wheels are rather aged with blistering on them. Reasonably well kept and an FCA Platinum award winner, but not like new. – Reported bid to $150,000 at Auctions America in Santa Monica a year ago, the common Red/Beige livery did it no favors among the bidders and resulted in a very modest price, a good value for the new owner.

Lot # 51 1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria Skyliner 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N U5GF165121; Tropical Rose, White/Pink, White; Estimate $60,000 – $80,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $68,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $74,800 – 272/162hp two-barrel, automatic, wire wheels, whitewalls, fender skirts, column shift, dash clock, pushbutton radio. – Light cracking in the translucent roof, which would not be cheap to replace. Doors don’t fit flush with the body. Brightwork is a little dull. Paint is very good. A few light scratches in the front bumper. Some discoloration on the seat. Worn original steering wheel. Original gauges. Otherwise good restored interior. Very clean and well restored underneath. Not a show car, but a solid older restoration. – Sold for $50,600 at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2007, $85,800 at Barrett-Jackson Orange County in 2011, then not sold at RM Motor City in 2016 at a $50,000 high bid. The 2011 result was over the top, but this result is still strong money that the seller should be quite happy to get.

Lot # 13 2006 Ford GT Coupe; S/N 1FAFP90S76Y400150; Tungsten Grey, Silver Stripes/Black leather; Estimate $275,000 – $350,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $260,000 –  Stripes, McIntosh stereo, BBS wheels. – Represented with 4,300 miles, which is relatively high for a GT, but presents like a brand new car just like the rest of them. – RM sold another similarly like-new Ford GT with just 60 miles on it in Monterey this year, and despite not having the optional McIntosh stereo, it hammered sold for $85,000 more than this example was bid to at Bonhams. It goes to show how important mileage, or lack thereof, is in the market for these cars. There were seven Ford GTs in the Monterey auctions, five sold, and based on their results the seller should have taken the reported high bid.

Lot # 18 1986 Ford RS 200 Evolution Coupe; S/N SFACXXBJ2CGL00084; Estimate $500,000 – $600,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $500,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $550,000

Lot # 53 1986 Ford RS200 Coupe, Body by Ghia; S/N SFACXXBJ2CGL00133; White/Red cloth; Estimate $200,000 – $300,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $165,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $181,500 – 1,803cc/250hp fuel injected turbocharged engine, 5-speed, Speedline magnesium wheels, Pirelli tires, Hella rally lights. – A few tiny chips on the nose. Mostly good paint. Lightly used engine bay. Cloudy original gauges. Lightly used, showing 8,366 miles. Made its way to the US in 1989. It has been stored since and never even registered for the road, although it doesn’t look new. No recent service noted and recommissioning work is in store. – While still a wild Group B era homologation special with serious performance, this car was overshadowed by the give or take 600hp RS200 Evolution model presented next to it (Lot # 18, sold for $550,000), and it didn’t bring a particularly strong price. It’s a cost-effective ‘Killer Bee’ even with the service needed.

Lot # 4 1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible; S/N P5FH230958; Estimate $50,000 – $70,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $55,000

Lot # 11 1939 Horch 930 V Phaeton; S/N 931591; Estimate $150,000 – $200,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $93,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $102,300

Lot # 22 1951 Hudson Hornet Convertible Brougham; S/N 7A109578; Black/Red leather; Estimate $140,000 – $180,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $150,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $165,000 – 308/160hp six, automatic, wire wheels, whitewalls, hood ornament, sun visor, fender skirts, column shift, dash clock, factory radio, wood dash, red vinyl boot cover. – Very good paint and chrome. Excellent interior. Spotless underneath. The hood sits slightly too far forward and the driver’s door sits ever so slightly too far out from the body. A mostly excellent, fresh car competently restored by Hudson specialists and loaded with desirable equipment. – The quality of this Hudson’s restoration is immediately obvious which brought a deserved premium price.

Lot # 68 1904 Humber 8.5HP Twin-Cylinder Two Seater; S/N 2411; Engine # B5413; Estimate $135,000 – $165,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $105,000 – Sold by Bonhams at Scottsdale in 2015 for $148,500.

Lot # 52 1963 Jaguar XKE Lightweight Roadster with Hardtop; S/N S850664; Engine # RA13499S; White, Blue stripes/Black leather; Estimate -; Competition car, original as-raced, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Post-block sale at $7,272,727 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $8,000,000–  RHD. Hardtop, number roundel lights, Dunlop centerlock alloy wheels, braced rollbar, outside bonnet latches, welded louvers, bonnet straps, lift up windows, quick release fuel filler. – Briggs Cunningham team car, 1963 Le Mans driven by Augie Pabst and Walt Hansgen (dnf), raced at Elkhart Lake (Hansgen/Paul Richards) and Bridgehampton (Richards), then retired. Restored by Richard Freshman in the 1980’s, vintage raced. Original bodywork and aluminum block engine, thoroughly documented. Chipped old paint, lightly worn upholstery. An honest old racecar. – I was at The Bridge in 1963, a fan of Briggs Cunningham and Alfred Momo (who helped keep my father’s XK 120 running). The history and preservation of this Lightweight E-type is exceptional and while it never won anything its history makes it eligible for almost everything permitted by its 1963 date. It was at the center of Bonhams’ Quail Lodge display, facing the McLaren F1, a car with no history of any note. At half the McLaren’s price it represents a serious value for anyone who appreciates automobile and racing history.

Lot # 76 1962 Jaguar XKE SI Roadster; S/N 876540; Engine # R34968; Old English White/Red; Black cloth top; Estimate $175,000 – $225,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $135,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $148,500 – Chrome centerlock wire wheels, Pirelli tires, pushbutton radio, woodrim steering wheel, flat floor. – Flat floor car. Represented as matching numbers. Heritage certificate. Dirt and dust behind the headlight covers. Some light scratches on the tip of the nose but otherwise very good paint. The bonnet doesn’t fit flush. The interior is older and showing wear. Bought new by the father of Jeff Carlisi of .38 Special. Carlisi commissioned a restoration in 1983. Now showing age, but still a very attractive example. – Sold for $203,500 at Gooding Amelia Island 2016, which was itself a pretty low number for a matching numbers flat floor car. This price is a downright bargain.

Lot # 66 1966 Jaguar XKE SI 4.2 Roadster; S/N 1E13757; Engine # 7E105999; Estimate $225,000 – $275,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $220,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $242,000

Lot # 96 1990 Lamborghini Countach Silver Anniversary Coupe; S/N ZA9C005A0KLA12923; Rosso Siviglia/Black leather; Estimate $300,000 – $350,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $260,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $286,000 – OZ Racing wheels, Pirelli P Zero tires, power windows, air conditioning. – Excellent blemish-free original paint and spotless like-new interior. A time warp car. Showing 2,713 km. Clearly treated like a collectible from new. – Sold at RM London in 2014 for $361,558 then not sold at Bonhams Amelia Island last year at a $380,000 high bid. Bought expensively in 2014 and several of these anniversary models have come to market since, often in similarly like-new condition. Let go at a low price, the seller may have just realized that what happened in London isn’t likely to happen again any time soon.

Lot # 78 1983 Lancia 037 Stradale Hatchback; S/N ZLA151AR000000159; Red/Black; Estimate $300,000 – $400,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $240,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $264,000 – Speedline wheels, Pirelli tires, Sabelt harnesses, Abarth steering wheel. – Very dull original paint with scratches and chips all over, especially on the tail section. The engine bay is a little grimy but maintained. The interior is lightly worn. The wheels are fairly dirty and scratched up. Like the Delta S4 in this sale, this is an inherently awesome and highly desirable Lancia rally monster that is really let down by a mediocre level of care despite its low 9,343 km. Represented as having been restored in 2013-14, but the work must have been limited to sorting things mechanically and the catalog cautions that ‘A full mechanical service would be recommended before use.’ – One of 200 built for Group B homologation and the last truly successful rear-drive WRC car. The more iconic Audi Quattro and Ford RS200 tend to bring higher prices, while lesser known but still successful Group B cars like this seem to command something in the $200,000-$300,000 range. The result here reflects the Lancia’s desirability, compromised by the aged condition and lack of recent use or service; finding a shop skilled in such an obscure drivetrain won’t be easy, or inexpensive.

Lot # 107 1952 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT Series 1 Coupe, Body by Pinin Farina; S/N B201580; Engine # 1685; Blue/Gray leather; Estimate $220,000 – $260,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $205,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $225,500 – 1,991/75hp, 4-speed, right-hand drive car with hub caps, Michelin X tires, column shift 4-speed, dual Webers, bench seat, dual mirrors. – Restored by specialists in Europe, completed last year. Completed the California Mille this year. Original windshield glass is a little cloudy and scratched up. Otherwise very good paint, chrome, interior and underneath. Done to high but not excessive standards, just right. – The Aurelia B20 GT’s appeal is based upon its free-revving V6’s performance and the renowned handling of the all independent suspension that proved itself against all out race cars in the Mille Miglia in the early 50’s. This result reflects the respect the B20 GTs earned and the quality of this example’s restoration. The buyer’s persistence nearly at the end of a very long day in Bonhams auction tent was rewarded with a great car at a generous but ultimately fair price.

Lot # 101 1958 Lancia Aurelia B24S Cabriolet, Body by Pinin Farina; S/N B24S1678; Engine # 1798; Black/Dark Red leather; Black vinyl top; Estimate $350,000 – $450,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 4+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $310,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $341,000 – Lucas driving and fog lights, Blaupunkt multiband radio, hubcaps and trim rings. – Repainted, otherwise original and very tired with thin chrome, dirty cracked upholstery, frayed window felts, goopy old undercoat. The money spent on paint was wasted. Registro Aurealia verified original engine, transmission and body. – This is a realistic price for a tired Aurelia. Its preservation is intriguing, but no substitute for condition.

Lot # 54 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America; S/N B24S1110; Engine # B241119; Grigio Chiaro/Rosso Scuro leather; Estimate $1,200,000 – $1,500,000; Not viewed, notes from the catalog condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,150,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,265,000 – Sold by RM at Monaco in 2014 for $1,079,019 (€784,000 at the time, the result here is €1,077,900).

Lot # 46 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Hatchback; S/N ZLA038AR000000005; Black/Red leather; Estimate $350,000 – $450,000; Unrestored original, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $400,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $440,000 – 1,579cc/247hp, ‘Twin-charged’ supercharged/turbocharged engine, 5-speed,all-wheel drive, Speedline wheels, Pirelli tires, power windows, air conditioning. – Tires are original to the car and the sidewalls are cracking a bit. A few scratches and cracks in the paint on the front of the car and blisters on the front bumper. The exterior plastic is dull and the weather stripping at the front of the hatch is hanging loose. The rear spoiler is wavy. The carpet over the engine cover is faded. The interior is good and lightly worn. The wheels are dirty and dinged up. Showing just 8,852, but looks much more aged than that figure would suggest. An S4 is inherently cool with its twin-charged mid-engine powertrain and Group B heritage/rarity, but this one is in frankly disappointing condition. – They only built 200 of these cars for Group B homologation, so you can’t be too picky when shopping for one. Even so, this was strong money, especially when you consider that Gooding sold a freshly restored example for this exact same amount at Pebble Beach last year. Bonhams had a rare selection of ‘Killer Bee’ homologation special rally cars this year, possibly from a Central American collector, scattered throughout the sale and the ‘Killer Bee’ enthusiasts caught the vibe and weighed in with serious money.

Lot # 69 1975 Lancia Stratos HF Coupe; S/N 829AR00000008; Engine # AR08290000000008; Turquoise, White/Blue terrycloth; Estimate $400,000 – $550,000; Unrestored original, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $330,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $363,000 – Goodyear tires, race harnesses. – One of 35 Auto Sport Jolly Club continuation cars built from unassembled factory cars. The brightwork is dull, as are the body hinges. The interior is lightly worn. Sound but original and used underneath. Crudely painted and now dirty wheels with some curb rash. Showing 12,611 km and unrestored, but very much a used example. – One of several Group B rally cars and homologation special road cars probably from the same Central American collector in this sale, a buffet for those who delight in these ridiculous automobiles. The result here is a little less than Lancia-built Stratos Stradales, appropriately for its condition and origin.

Lot # 32 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II Coupe; S/N C5613262; Estimate $100,000 – $150,000; Withdrawn

Lot # 108 1930 Lincoln Model L Convertible Roadster; S/N 64277; Estimate $75,000 – $100,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $60,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $66,000 – — A no-sale at RM Arizona in 2009 at a reported bid of $75,000 and at St. John’s in 2016 with a bid of $70,000.

Lot # 7 1966 Lotus Cortina Mk I 2-Dr. Sedan; S/N BA74FM59709; Red, Gold/Black vinyl; Estimate $70,000 – $110,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $52,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $57,200 – Replacement engine with fuel injection and forged pistons Carello driving lights, Panasport wheels, wood shift knob, AM/FM pushbutton radio, rally timers on the dash. – Decent older paint and chrome. Some scratches on the grille. Pitted window frames. Even gaps. Very good interior other than some scratches on the dash. Nicely restored car finished 10 years ago in Alan Mann colors. Not fully set up for racing as there are no belts or fire equipment, but likely used for vintage rallies. Represented as having never been raced. – Sold for $73,700 at Bonhams Scottsdale in 2015. This result is still strong money and a lot more realistic for a car that shows a little age and doesn’t have a matching numbers engine.

Lot # 59 1962 Lotus Elite Coupe; S/N 1334; Engine # 8945; Light Yellow/Brown leather; Estimate $90,000 – $125,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $72,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $79,200 – Painted centerlock wire wheels, Michelin XZX tires, woodrim steering wheel, wood shift knob, racing filler cap. – Paint cracking in the rear of the interior. Otherwise very good restored interior. Factory gaps. Slightly dull chrome and brightwork. Light pitting around the window frames. Good older paint. Very good underneath. There is some surface rust at the bottoms of the wheel spokes. Found in the late 1980s in rough condition and fully restored. Not perfect, but there aren’t many of these left and it is presented in attractive colors and was fully redone. – The fiberglass monocoque Elite proved expensive to build, fragile and impractical, and Lotus didn’t really become a volume manufacturer until the Elan. Less than 1,100 Elites were built, but much fewer remain and buying one that has already been restored is the better way to do it. This was a straightforward, appropriate result for a car that is showing age but was redone well and correctly.

Lot # 82 1964 Lotus-Ford Type 34 Indy Car; S/N 34/2; White, Red, Blue, ‘Sheraton Thompson’/Black vinyl; Estimate $1,800,000 – $2,500,000; Competition restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Post-block sale at $1,045,455 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,150,000 – 255cid/495hp Ford, 2-speed gearbox, gold alloy centerlock wheels. – A backup car at Indy in 1964, then raced by Parnelli Jones to a win at Trenton and by A.J. Foyt in 1965 on the pole at Indy but with a dnf (gearbox) and wins at Trenton and Phoenix, then another Trenton win in 1966. Freshly restored to highly presentable but aged condition. – Offered by Christie’s at Pebble Beach in 2001 with a reported high bid of $280,000, this Lotus-Ford is historic and appealing. Maybe not so appealing as the estimate range implies, but appealing enough to bring a post-block negotiated price of just over $1 million imputed hammer bid, nearly four times more than its offer sixteen years earlier.

Lot # 38 1956 Maserati 300S Sports Racer; S/N 3069; Engine # 3058; Red/Dark Red leather; Estimate $6,000,000 – $7,000,000; Competition restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $5,100,000 – Chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Dunlop Racing tires, full width wraparound Plexiglas screen, driver’s head fairing. Spares package, including a modern engine by Cyril Embry, is available by separate agreement. – Raced in 1957 by Juan Manuel Fangio for private owner Armando Zampiero with wins at Monsanto in Portugal and at Sao Paolo and Interlagos. Later raced extensively in South America before being bought by Colin Crabbe in 1978 without a body, then restored and historic raced in Europe. The engine is from a Parravano 300S. Silver painted aluminum block and cylinder head. Creased older upholstery. Very good paint, tidy, orderly engine compartment. Restored to appealing vintage racing and high speed tour standards. – It’s hard not to think that this 300S, regarded by many as the most benign-driving sports car of the 50’s and early 60’s, isn’t worth more than the reported high bid here, even with the repro body and swapped (but original Maserati) engine. JM Fangio didn’t impress the seat with his backside, but he turned the wheels of this chassis. Compared with a Testa Rossa with club racing history this would be a bargain at the low estimate.

Lot # 61 1956 Maserati A6G/54 Gran Sport Spider, Body by Frua; S/N 2180; Engine # 2146; Red, Ivory hood stinger/Ivory leather; Ivory vinyl top; Estimate $3,200,000 – $3,600,000; Concours restoration, 1 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $2,350,000 – Chrome spoke outside laced Borrani wire wheels, Pirelli tires. – At one time 289 Ford powered, now with an appropriate A6G engine, gearbox and differential. 2008 Villa d’Este class winner. The paint is far better than new, upholstery and chrome are impeccable. Underbody is painted grey like new. A high quality restoration ready for the concours field. – Frua’s work on Maserati chassis during the 50’s is exceptional and nowhere better presented than here, a fact seemingly lost on the Quail Lodge bidders. It is a beautiful, balanced, attractively proportioned car that looks every bit as good today as a modern Maserati. It should have brought more and the Quail Lodge bidders missed a chance.

Lot # 9 1974 Maserati Bora 4.9L Coupe; S/N AM11749US762; Engine # AM1071149762; Oro Kelso Gold Metallic/Saddle; Estimate $130,000 – $170,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $127,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $140,250 – Campagnolo wheels, Pirelli P4000 tires, 4.9 engine, leather-wrapped steering wheel, wood shift knob, Veglia dash clock, power windows, air conditioning, later digital cassette stereo. – The driver’s door handle is hanging loose on the inside and the door won’t close all the way. The front bumperettes are a bit dull. Very good paint and stainless roof. Sound, mostly original interior, but the steering wheel and dash are visibly tired. A reasonably well kept but imperfect, mostly original car that’s gotten paint and attention when necessary. – A good buy on a well maintained Bora with the desirable 4.9-liter engine. These cars are worth way more than they were even just five years ago, but are still a pretty good value compared to the equivalent Ferrari or Lamborghini. This Bora was at Auburn Fall in 2002 where it showed 57,552 claimed original miles. The odometer now reads 11,941, probably in need of a ‘1’ in front; the car is in nearly the same condition as it was fifteen years ago when it was a no-sale at a reported bid of $29,000.

Lot # 71 1976 Maserati Khamsin Coupe, Body by Bertone; S/N AM120210; Engine # AM120210; Brown Metallic/Brown leather; Estimate $175,000 – $225,000; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $135,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $148,500 – 4,930/320hp, 5-speed, Campagnolo wheels, Michelin X tires, quadruple Webers, power windows, Becker Mexico stereo. – Represented as one owner from new. Unrestored. Dull front bumper with cracks on the left side. Scrape on the right front fender by the wheel well. Odd discoloration in the paint on the hood. Pitted door handles. Dirty exhaust tips. A few water spots and rub through on the felt dash top. The rest of the interior is lightly worn. Showing 27,969 miles. A pretty good car for such an original example, but not without significant flaws. – Don’t want to pay $700,000 for a Daytona or $300,000 for a GTC/4? Consider a Frua-bodied Khamsin with Maserati’s proven 4.9 liter 320hp V-8 bought here at a representative price. Performance, style and rarity with delicious V-8 audio track.

Lot # 103 1978 Maserati Khamsin Coupe; S/N AM120US1224; Engine # AM115/07/491224; Estimate $140,000 – $180,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $135,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $148,500

Lot # 67 1968 Maserati Mistral 4.0L Spyder, Body by Frua; S/N AM109SA1691; Engine # AM209SA1691; Silver/Red leather; Estimate $750,000 – $900,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $620,000 – Borrani wire wheels, Cinturato tires, ZF 5-speed, Lucas fuel injection, red leather boot cover and fitted luggage, woodrim steering wheel, power windows, Smiths dash clock, Blaupunkt stereo. – Maserati Classiche certified. One of 37 Mistral Spiders with the 4.0 engine. Represented as matching numbers. Very good paint and chrome. The panel gaps are erratic and the taillights are a bit cloudy. The wheels could stand work, as they are dull with water spots and there is mild surface rust at the bottom of the spokes. Light road wear underneath. An older restoration at has seen its best days already, but it’s a solid, attractive car. – The last one of these that sold was a rusty, grimy basket case that went for nearly $480,000 at Gooding Amelia Island earlier this year, so to decline the reported high bid here for this perfectly good and usable restored example makes a degree of sense.

Lot # 98 1966 Maserati Sebring II Coupe, Body by Vignale; S/N AM101S 10403; Rosso Cordoba/Pelle Bianca leather; Estimate $300,000 – $400,000; Unrestored original, 3- condition; No Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $230,000 – Borrani wire wheels, Avon tires, Lucas fuel injection, power windows, woodrim steering wheel, wood shift knob, Blaupunkt radio. – Dirty but maintained original engine bay with recently replaced hoses, wires and plugs. Decent original paint with chips on the nose and a scratch ahead of the hood. The hood and trunk have been painted and don’t match the rest of the car. Plating has come all the way off the passenger’s door handle. Rough wheels with quite a bit of surface rust on the right rear wheel lock. Small dent in the driver’s door. The interior is quite good and well preserved aside from the seats, which aren’t ripping apart yet but aren’t in great shape. An all original car showing 33,362 km. It would make for a pretty straightforward restoration. – This is a $300,000 car restored to concours condition. Bonhams and the seller put great faith in originality to bring a remarkable premium reflected in the generous pre-sale estimate but the bidders must have looked closely at the condition and realized preservation wasn’t going to cut it. Realizing significant value from the originality of this Sebring requires just the right buyer, who wasn’t in Monterey this week.

Lot # 80 1990 Maserati Shamal Coupe; S/N ZAM339B00MA300060; Black/Pella Nera; Estimate $125,000 – $175,000; Unrestored original, 3 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $40,000 – 3,217cc/326hp twin turbo fuel injected V8, 6-speed, OZ wheels, Michelin X tires, wood shift knob, dash clock, power windows, power seats, air conditioning. – Represented with a recent service. Original paint is fairly dull. Dull lenses. Small dent in the driver’s door. Curb rash and light scuffs on the wheels. Light road wear underneath. Well-kept original interior. Really should be in better shape given the 6,200 km showing, but it’s no worse than a good driver. Recently serviced with a timing belt change. A rare, funky 90s Maserati with twin-turbo V-8 power and an unusually sophisticated suspension and driveline that you never see here in the States and one of 369 ever built. – ‘Obscure’ is a mild description of this Maserati Shamal’s awareness among collectors, an obscurity clearly seen in the disparity between the bid and ask on the block. Its history marked the end of the de Tomaso era at Maserati before the marque was subsumed by Fiat (and Ferrari), a footnote on the marque’s history.

Lot # 73 1995 McLaren F1 Coupe; S/N SA9AB5AC5S1048044; Engine # 6112160700992; Base Silver/Grey Alcantara, Black, Red leather, Red Alcantara; Estimate -; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $14,200,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $15,620,000 – All records, parts, tools, modem, luggage, car cover, watch, owner’s books and manuals and replaced original parts. – The first Federalized McLaren F1 in the U.S. Toured through Europe after delivery in Woking, Federalized by Ameritech and now returned to original Euro-spec configuration. Regularly serviced by BMW and McLaren including fuel cell replacement in 2009. Like new in all respects. – An interesting result since there are only 64 road configured McLaren F1s out there and they have an invisible public market profile. It is the white curl on the wave of supercar development, a cost-no-object technological demonstration. Bereft of driver aids (other than superb handling, an adaptable BMW V-12 engine and F1 aerodynamics) the comparison with the Ferrari 288 GTO and F40 are inevitable. McLaren, it is said by those who have driven them, wins hands-down. This transaction sets the benchmark. There are few comparables, aside from Gooding’s 2013 sale of s/n 066 for $8,470,000, 53% of this result.

Lot # 19 1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL Roadster; S/N 1130421003626; Engine # 13098010012147; Estimate $75,000 – $100,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $49,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $53,900

Lot # 56 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster; S/N 11304410002826; Engine # 13098310001135; Estimate $100,000 – $120,000; No Reserve; Withdrawn

Lot # 91 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing; S/N 1980405500771; Engine # 1989805500295; Estimate $900,000 – $1,100,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $836,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $919,600

Lot # 21 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster; S/N 1980427500299; Engine # 19898230000107; Estimate $1,000,000 – $1,200,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $880,000 – Reported sold by Brooks at the Nürburgring in 1999 for $132,571.

Lot # 49 1938 Mercedes-Benz 320 Cabriolet; S/N 191150; Estimate $525,000 – $650,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $335,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $368,500 – Sold by Bonhams here three years ago in 2014 for $517,000 and offered at Bonhams Amelia Island auction in 2016 with a reported high bid of $550,000.

Lot # 29 1941 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet B; S/N 408429; Estimate $900,000 – $1,300,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $845,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $929,500 – 5-speed

Lot # 74 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Roadster; S/N WDBBA48D8KA100623; Estimate $45,000 – $65,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $60,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $66,000

Lot # 1 1941 Mercury Model 19A Station Wagon; S/N 99A380723; Estimate $90,000 – $115,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $74,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $81,400

Lot # 40 1992 Nissan Skyline GT-R Coupe; S/N BNR32221085; Silver/Gray; Estimate $75,000 – $85,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $79,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $86,900 – 2,568cc/276hp twin turbo six, 5-speed, cassette player, Bridgestone Potenza RE71 tires, NISMO strut braces, aftermarket Kei suspension (original suspension included). – Paint and trim is all like new. The mechanicals other the suspension are completely unmodified and immaculate. The interior has been kept in new condition. A beautiful, unmodified R32 Skyline with only two owners from new and showing 8,699 believed original kilometers on its odometer, which is seldom seen. – A true collector grade freshly US-legal Skyline with low miles and no heavy mods, this car brought a deservedly strong price. A number of 25-year-old GT-Rs are making their way to our shores, but not enough to satisfy the intense demand from all the folks that have been infatuated with these cars ever since they first drove one on PlayStation. It’s a new paradigm for collecting cars in the digital age.

Lot # 31 1931 Packard 840 DeLuxe Eight Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton; S/N 190397; Engine # 190248; Estimate $225,000 – $325,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $240,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $264,000

Lot # 25 1930 Packard Deluxe Eight 745 Convertible Victoria; S/N 179019/179021; Estimate $400,000 – $600,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Post-block sale at $272,727 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $300,000 – Bid to $280,000 on the block

Lot # 44 1985 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Hatchback; S/N VF3741R76E5100127; Gray, Red/Black, Gray cloth; Estimate $225,000 – $275,000; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $180,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $198,000 – Michelin X tires. – Showing 1,113 km, but visibly used. There is a big webbing out crack in the middle of the hood and a few small scratches on the right front fender. The wheels are a bit scratched up and dirty. The rear window wiper is oxidized. Good, lightly worn interior. This car must have spent at least some time outside. – One of 200 built to homologate this car for Group B rallying. All were this color. Everyone loves the Audi Quattro and Ford RS200, but it is the Peugeot that was the most successful of the Group B cars with two championships to its credit. The road-going versions aren’t as bonkers as some of their rivals, but at this price it is still a comparatively good value. Bonhams sold another one here last year for the exact same amount.

Lot # 6 1923 Pierce-Arrow Model 33 7-Passenger Sedan; S/N 337585; Engine # 337597; Estimate $50,000 – $70,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $98,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $107,800

Lot # 104 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N RM23U0A164599; Engine # 0A64599; Tor Red, Black vinyl roof/Black; Estimate $140,000 – $160,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $140,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $154,000 – 440/375hp Magnum, automatic, power steering and brakes, Rally wheels with Firestone Wide Oval tires, console, AM/FM radio, hood pins. – Represented as a three-owner car from new. Good paint with minor swirling and a few cracks on the seam between the nose and fender. Tight fitting vinyl roof. Very good brightwork. The engine and underbody are restored to like new as well as the interior. A very good restoration with minor use indicated. – Not sold at Mecum Indy this year at a $110,000 high bid, which was an easy number to refuse. The result here still isn’t particularly strong money, but it’s enough for the seller to accept graciously.

Lot # 92 1955 Porsche 356 Coupe, Body by Reutter; S/N 54215; Engine # 35730; Graphite Silver/Garnet Red leather; Estimate $190,000 – $260,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $262,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $288,200 – Continental model, steel wheels with hub caps, Blaupunkt pushbutton radio, fitted luggage, comes with Porsche CofA and Kardex. – Tiny chip on the left front fender. Very good paint otherwise. Very good, lightly worn interior. Straightforward, lightly aged high quality restoration. The Continental model was just badges, but it is noteworthy for being a one year only package and being a Pre-A bent-window 356 with its original engine. – Both the condition and rarity got the Quail bidders’ juices flowing and brought this healthy but not over-eager result.

Lot # 64 1956 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1600 Speedster; S/N 81216; Engine # 66322; Estimate $275,000 – $325,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $270,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $297,000

Lot # 35 1957 Porsche 356A 1600 Super Speedster; S/N 83366; Engine # 81007; Estimate $475,000 – $550,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $420,000

Lot # 106 1965 Porsche 356C Coupe, Body by Reutter; S/N 162126; Engine # 733180; Irish Green/Black; Black cloth top; Estimate $120,000 – $150,000; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $132,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $145,200 – 1,582/75hp, 4-speed, hub caps, gold brightwork, woodrim steering wheel, Blaupunkt pushbutton radio. – Represented as matching numbers. Apparently bought new by actor Christopher Lloyd, who isn’t exactly a car guy but enjoyed this Porsche for 45 years. Two big cracking stone chips on the nose. Small dent in the left side of the front bumper. Largely original paint with some touchups and possibly partial overpaint. Sizable paint blisters on each rear fender. Very good original interior. Very tidy underneath. In driver condition, but also an almost completely original Southern California car and one of the very last 356s built. – This is very strong money for one of these cars, owing more to the very impressive state of preservation than any celebrity connection. It is a fine car for Porsche preservation events, or just to be driven and enjoyed.

Lot # 100 1964 Porsche 356C 1600 SC Cabriolet, Body by Reutter; S/N 159378; Engine # 810377; Signal Red/Black; Black top; Estimate $190,000 – $230,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $160,000 – Steel wheels with hub caps, Vredestein tires, black cloth boot cover, gold brightwork, VDO dash clock, tinted windows. – Porsche CofA. Represented as matching numbers. Some dirt and grime behind the headlight lenses. Very good, lightly worn restored interior. Very tidy and lightly used underneath. Very good older paint. Fully restored in the 1990s and reportedly 8,000 miles ago. Probably not a show winner, but fully restored and without much to pick on even if it isn’t super fresh. – The reported high bid here was not generous but it was fair for an older restoration like this and would be worth considering.

Lot # 33 1965 Porsche 356SC 1600 Coupe; S/N 131727; Engine # 821665; Estimate $130,000 – $160,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $72,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $79,200

Lot # 57 1961 Porsche Junior L108 Tractor; S/N L2630H; Estimate $45,000 – $60,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $70,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $77,000

 

Lot # 8 1904 Premier Model F 16HP Rear Entrance Tonneau; S/N Not Known; Estimate $175,000 – $250,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $310,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $341,000

Lot # 79 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Regent Convertible Coupe; S/N S82PM; Engine # 20826; Estimate $275,000 – $325,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $230,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $253,000

Lot # 24 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 Roadster; S/N CSX 2328; Engine # PA4539; Red/Black; Estimate $1,050,000 – $1,250,000; Recent restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $990,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,089,000 – Painted centerlock wheels with AC caps, Goodyear narrow whitewalls, woodrim steering wheel, Stewart Warner gauges, wind wings, rack and pinion steering. – Original drivetrain and body. Very good paint, chrome and interior. Door gaps are uneven. The brake rotors are old and oxidized around the hubs. Passed through several owners before remaining with same collector from 1986-2010. Restored shortly thereafter. A fully restored genuine 289, but not done to show standards. – This is a driver’s Cobra, bought for driver Cobra money and enhanced by the improved rack & pinion steering.

Lot # 58 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster; S/N CSX 3359; Estimate $1,600,000 – $2,000,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $1,360,000

Lot # 72 1966 Shelby Mustang GT350H Fastback; S/N SFM6S1183; Sapphire Blue, Gold stripes/Black; Estimate $150,000 – $180,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $105,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $115,500 – 4-speed (the original automatic transmission is included), added power steering and Vintage air conditioning, Magnum 500 wheels with BF Goodrich Radial T/A tires, AM radio. – Very good paint and straight body lines. The trunk lid is uneven by a little. The engine bay has been completely redone and is very clean, as is the underbody. The interior is in excellent condition with little notable wear. Not fully restored but has gotten thorough work and sorting in recent years. – One of just 57 GT350H Shelbys delivered to Hertz in Sapphire Blue, thoughtfully modified with a 4-speed, power steering and Vintage A/C, this is a Shelby Mustang that will get noticed in its original color scheme even if purists eschew its modifications and that accounts for its modest price in this transaction. Drivers won’t (or shouldn’t) care and it represents a good value at this price.

Lot # 41 1931 Studebaker President Four Seasons Roadster; S/N 7034735; Engine # P1487; Estimate $170,000 – $220,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $140,000 – Sold by RM in Arizona in 2006 for $105,600.

Lot # 105 1923 Stutz Speedway Four Roadster; S/N 13253; Engine # D13259H; Estimate $175,000 – $225,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $140,000 – No-saled at Auburn Fall in 2005 and RM Meadow Brook in 2006 on reported bids of $77,500 and $65,000 respectively. Not formally written up, but I had a ride in this Stutz and it runs like a scalded cat. The old restoration needs nothing to be taken out on the road and thoroughly enjoyed.

Lot # 99 1936 Talbot-Lago T120 Sports Cabriolet; S/N 85722; Engine # 66148; Estimate $375,000 – $475,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $320,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $352,000

Lot # 37 1909 Thomas Flyer Model K 6-70 ‘Flyabout’; S/N K179; Engine # 16751667; Estimate $750,000 – $1,100,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $580,000

Lot # 75 1979 Toyota BJ40V Land Cruiser Soft Top 4×4; S/N BJ40042089; Desert Storm Sand/Black; Estimate $65,000 – $85,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $92,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $101,200 – 2,977/80hp diesel, 4-speed, aftermarket wheels, bikini top, fog lights, dual mirrors, rear-mounted spare, aftermarket radio, bucket seats that look to be from a newer Jeep. – Incorrect seats and carpets. Original top not present, but aside from that this FJ is pretty much spotless. Fully repainted and no sign of use underneath. Restored gauges and recovered dash. A purist wouldn’t love it, but you can’t deny the work that went into it. Also set up for off-road adventuring, but looks like it has never seen dirt. – This is a rare and desirable convertible BJ model with a diesel engine and it has been immaculately restored. That it isn’t fully correct didn’t deter enthusiastic bidding, which sailed way past Bonhams’ high estimate and probably even the seller’s wildest expectations. Diesel Land Cruisers are still driving around Central and South America and their availability and popularity has brought dozens to restorers and markets in the U.S. This result is more than generous.

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