The big news going into the Monterey auction week was Gooding & Company’s decision to change its days from Saturday-Sunday to Friday-Saturday.
The big news coming out of the week was Gooding & Company’s dramatic drop in its total sale, $91.5 million, down 29.5% from 2016’s $129.8 million and its lowest overall sale total since 2011. The drop was mirrored in the value of the median transaction which tumbled $139,000 from last year’s record of $425,000, a decline of 32.7%.
Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach auction total was the second highest among all the Monterey auctions, no mean accomplishment in a week crowded with exceptional cars and the auction companies’ most concerted efforts of the year.
By any reasonable standard $91.5 million in a single sale and an average transaction of just over $854,000 is exceptional but Gooding has set its own very high benchmark over the past three years and has been consistently over $100 million in total since 2012. That has created its own set of high expectations.
In other words, one glitch in a sterling long term record is not enough to get overly exercised about. But it is worth noting.
The caliber of the consignment was excellent and, as usual for the Pebble Beach auction, skewed to seven- and eight-figure cars. There were twenty-four lots bid to $1 million or more of which nineteen sold. A world record for a Porsche at auction was set, $14,080,000 for a 917K. Gooding’s Ferrari 275 GTB/C was the most expensive Ferrari sold in Monterey and there were a number of other record prices.
And, as we have come to expect, Gooding’s consignment included a number of barn find or near barn find cars that excited bidders and brought very good prices.
The cars listed below were viewed on-site and are sorted by Marque, Model, Body Style and year for easy reference.
Andrew Newton and Greg Ingold contributed many of the on-site observations from the Pebble Beach auction. Final copy and comments are my responsibility.
|Year||Cars Sold/ Offered||Sale %||Sold < Low Est||Sold > High Est||Average Sale||Median Sale||Total $|
Lot # 139 1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider, Body by Touring; S/N AR192802; Engine # AR0060106445; Grigio Medio, Dark Red hardtop/Black leather; Estimate $250,000 – $300,000; Older restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $280,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $308,000. – Borrani centerlock wire wheels, Michelin X tires, black vinyl boot cover, Blaupunkt pushbutton radio, triple Solex carbs. – Very clean engine bay. Excellent paint and chrome. Very good interior. CA black plate car. Restored. Award winner at 2013 Concorso Italiano. Still every bit a show car. – A beautiful car in this livery and impressively presented, this is a car the new owner can drive and show proudly but one that brought an astounding result, more than double any prior 2600 Spider. Were the bidders led on by the estimate range? Did they have no point of reference? This is 2600 Zagato money.
Lot # 021 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Se V Roadster, Body after Zagato; S/N 10814349; Engine # 10814349; Red/Red leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $2,000,000 – $2,500,000; Rebodied or re-created, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $1,350,000. – RHD. Black wire wheels, Michelin tires, dual rear spares, Bosch headlight, radiator stoneguard, folding windshield, owner’s manual, tool kit – Fully restored with a reproduction body. Represented as the matching numbers engine. Clean, sharp and better than new with great paint, chrome and interior. Known history since 1947, restored in the mid-90’s, class winner at Pebble Beach and Amelia, Best in Show at Louis Vuitton in NYC. – While it is clear that this is a rebody it is nowhere made clear what the original body was, and implies vaguely that ‘the original body was damaged and repaired at one point, leaving only the original substructure and some interior panels intact.’ Zagato body? Castagna? Alfa? It’s frighteningly vague and could only have contributed to the Pebble Beach bidders’ decision to pull up well short of the estimate range at a price that has wiggle room appropriate to that reflected in the description.
Lot # 001 1976 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT Coupe; S/N AR116150001227; Engine # AR01615500096; Red/Black vinyl with cloth inserts; Estimate $35,000 – $45,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $22,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $24,200. – Campagnolo alloy wheels, Michelin Harmony tires, air conditioning, Blaupunkt 8-track stereo, Ansa exhaust. – A little scratched up on the front bumper but the plastic looks great. Good repaint with a spot of discoloration on the tail. Fantastic like new original interior. Not spotless but very clean underneath. Showing 63,321. As close to perfect as one of these cars is going to get any time soon, especially since the majority have long since rusted away. – This has to be one of the very best Alfettas in North America if not the world, so that it would bring a benchmark price wasn’t even a question. The presale estimate proved to be a bit ambitious, but despite being the very first car of the auction it brought an appropriate price for the model. Artcurial reported selling one at Retromobile in 2014 for an astounding $41,060 (Euros 30,992; this result is Euros 20,600.)
Lot # 117 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce Sprint Speciale, Body by Bertone; S/N AR380526; Engine # AR0012100512; Dark Blue/Cognac 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. – 1570/115hp, 5-speed, front disc brakes, owner’s manual – Very good paint, chrome and interior. Cam cover is show polished and the rest of the engine compartment is done to showroom standards. Unfortunately something happened to the back corners of the hood which is chipped, bent on the right side and poorly touched up. – The colors made this car a standout and brought a superior price, even with the hood damage. This was the top transaction among the four Sprint Speciales in the Monterey auctions, stature which it deserved.
Lot # 031 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ-1 Coupe, Body by Zagato; S/N AR1012600113; Engine # AR0012000633; Red/Black vinyl; Estimate $600,000 – $700,000; Competition restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $460,000. – 1500/140hp, 5-speed, silver steel center, alloy rim Borrani wheels, hubcaps, Pirelli tires, front disc brakes, fire system, fuel cell, bolt-in roll cage. – First owned by Libero Liberati, 1957 500cc motorcycle champion, later owned and vintage raced by Martin Swig. Restored and further prepared a dozen years ago. Dents and waves in some of the chrome trim, dull aluminum window frames, Loose upholstery. Good recent repaint. Displayed at Pebble Beach in 2005, then vintage raced and toured. The windshield is bordered by vintage race stickers, which is where it belongs. – Highly modified, in the manner of most SZs, the reported high bid is appropriate for a stock specification SZ-1 and is adequate for this race track terror.
Lot # 022 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce Sprint Speciale, Body by Bertone; S/N AR1012000177; Engine # AR005306597; Red/Tan vinyl, cloth; Estimate $125,000 – $150,000; Modified restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $90,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $99,000. – 128hp competition engine with AR00120 series spare, tube headers, foam sock air filters, stock suspension, steel wheels, no hubcaps – The competition engine and clutch are happiest at over 3,000 rpm. Fully restored with more recent engine rebuild, not fresh, but admirably presented and ready to be enjoyed. – It was amusing to observe this Alfa with its peaky engine and grabby clutch being coaxed through the crowds during the auction. On the road or on the track it will be exhilarating; in traffic, not so much. If the new owner understands what it’s like it is a huge value but if its characteristics can’t be enjoyed it’ll be back in the market in a New York Minute.
Lot # 048 1974 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 TT 12 Sports Racer; S/N AR11512010; Engine # 11512071; Red/Black; Estimate $2,400,000 – $2,800,000; Competition restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $1,800,000. – RHD. Includes a spare 33 TT 12 engine 11512079, spares shipped separately, documented with period records and correspondence – Part of the factory team in 1974-75, with wins at Monza, Zeltweg and Watkins Glen in 1975 driven by Derek Bell and Henri Pescarollo and helping win the 1975 Championship. Acquired by the consignor directly from Alfa Romeo in 1980 with several Monterey tech stickers, most recently in 2015. For an historic racecar the paint, upholstery and mechanical presentation are exceptional. – Curiously, this Alfa 33 TT 12 with three World Championship wins was unappreciated by the Pebble Beach bidders, reaching a price only 14% of the Porsche 917K sold four lots before it that never saw a racing green flag, not to mention the spare engine and parts that make this a serious historic racing equipe. It was a missed opportunity, maybe not at the low estimate, but even close to it to get an historic and race-ready car at a decent price.
Lot # 017 1957 Arnott-Climax 1100 GT Coupe; S/N AT121; Engine # FWA40066821; Metallic Olive Green/Red leather; Estimate $350,000 – $425,000; Competition restoration, 3 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $185,000. – RHD. 1098cc/94hp Coventry Climax four, 4-speed, silver painted Turring wire wheels, Dunlop Racing tires, partial rear wheel spats, sliding side windows, covered Lodge headlights. – 1957 Le Mans 24 Hours entrant, dnf after 5 hours. Restored in the 80’s, refinished again later. Displayed at the Arizona Concours and The Quail and completed the Colorado Grand, all in 2016. Good older repaint. Cracks behind the side windows on the gulling doors. Orderly underbody. Interior aluminum panels are wavy and hammer marked. Underbody and engine compartment are orderly and aged. The upholstery is aged and surface cracked. Not a show car, but more than good enough for the many events which its history makes it eligible. – Sold in 1998 by Brooks in London in better than new condition for $41,597 (GBP 25,000 at the time, today’s result is GBP 144,000.) The pre-sale estimate presumes a lot for the one-time Le Mans history and the eligibility it confers; the bidders had a more reasoned and appropriate view of the value of a one-off 1.1 liter racing coupe.
Lot # 168 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Spyder, Body by Bertone; S/N LML506; Engine # VB6E50337; Metallic Blue-Grey/Parchment leather; Dark Blue cloth top; Estimate $1,300,000 – $1,600,000; Older restoration, 1 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,300,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,430,000. – Chrome wire wheels, Michelin Pilote 6.00×16 tires, tool kit, copy build sheet, BMIHT certificate. – Lefthand drive. One of two believed in this style and a total of eight Bertone-bodied DB2/4s built for ‘Wacky’ Arnolt. First owned by Mrs. Edith C. Field in San Francisco and displayed by her at Pebble Beach in 1955 where they won third place in class. Later acquired by GP driver Innes Ireland, then by David Clark in 1988. Restored a while ago but still show quality. – Sold by Bonhams at the Goodwood Festival in 2011 for $974,646 (GBP 606.500 at the time, this result is GBP 1,217,200.) A gorgeous and rare Aston Martin that needs nothing except a few more miles on tours and some concours presentations after years out of the limelight.
Lot # 141 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk I Vantage 2-Dr. Sedan, Body by Mulliners of Birmingham; S/N LML552; Engine # VB6E501284; Silver/Red cloth; Estimate $300,000 – $350,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $260,000. – 2.9 Vantage spec engine with three Webers, electronic ignition, Tremec 5-speed, centerlock wire wheels, Vredestein tires, driving lights, Moto-Lita woodrim steering wheel, original 4-speed included. – Factory LHD. Restored then used as an event car. Quite a few chips on the nose and the doors, which fit erratically. Small dent and two small paint blisters on the tail. Very good interior. Honestly advertised and honestly presented. A hot early DB, set up for events and still ready to tackle a rally. – Sold here in 2011 for $203,500 and bid to an amount that given its modifications could have been accepted with little regret.
Lot # 114 1956 Bentley S1 Continental Coupe, Body by Park Ward; S/N BC8BG; Engine # BC8B; Mason’s Black/Black leather; Estimate $250,000 – $300,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $210,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $231,000. – RHD. Automatic, wheel covers, whitewalls, Flying B, Lucas driving lights, dual mirrors, Smiths dash clock, later Sanyo cassette stereo. – Single owner for the last 32 years. Headlight bezels aren’t quite straight. Doors stick out a bit. Excellent newer paint and chrome. Very good mostly original interior with excellent wood and very light wear to the seats. Well kept underneath. Not perfect, but you wouldn’t kick it out of your garage and it’s still a fairly stunning automobile. – But nowhere nearly as stunning as the fastbacks, this notchback coupe is a handsome and rare car. It brought a handsome price.
Lot # 053 1974 BMW 2002 Turbo 2-Dr. Sedan; S/N 4290443; Engine # 4290443; White, Blue/Black; Estimate $90,000 – $120,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $130,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $143,000. – Michelin tires, VDO dash clock, Blaupunkt cassette stereo. – Very good paint. Very good mostly original interior, although the original gauges are a bit cloudy. Restoration started in the 1980s but not completed until 2002 and the original interior was left alone. Since used by BMW as a promo for the launch of the M2. A gorgeous example with no apparent needs. – A huge price that was well above even Gooding’s high estimate, but it bought a great car that will be a highlight in just about any BMW collection.
Lot # 157 1958 BMW 507 Series II Roadster; S/N 70081; Engine # 40090; Graphite Grey, Graphite Grey hardtop/Beige leather, Grey piping; Beige cloth top; Estimate $2,000,000 – $2,500,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,500,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $2,750,000. – Becker Grand Prix multiband radio, Rudge centerlock alloy wheels, two tops, fitted luggage. – Excellent new paint, chrome and interior. Flush panel fits and even gaps. Recently done and better than new without going over the top. – Despite their anemic 150hp performance the BMW 507’s superlative design has endeared itself with collectors, as this result indicates. Careful color choice from the original Feather White helps, as does the hardtop/soft top combination. The seller should be gratified by the restoration’s colors and the bidders’ response to it, bringing this nearly double-300SL price, a record for a BMW 507.
Lot # 143 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Cabriolet, Body by Letoumeur et Marchand; S/N 57841; Engine # 109C; Maroon, Light Gold sweep panel/Beige leather; Beige cloth top; Estimate $1,500,000 – $2,000,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,375,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,512,500. – RHD. Weber carburetor, 4-speed, chrome wire wheels, wide whitewalls. – A fascinating WWII story with the unnumbered chassis with this engine moved to Bordeaux by French government order, then returned to Molsheim by Vichy government order and sold in 1941 with this chassis number, the last Type 57, to Robert Diebolt who hid it for the duration. Registered after the war without a body and in 1956 mounted with this body from 57645 and fitted with an upper inlet supercharger and downdraft carburetor. Exported to the U.S. it was acquired in 1986 through Tom Barrett and is today largely as-found. Good older paint, interior, top and chrome. Small paint cracks along the inner edges of the rear fenders. Missing side marker light above the right trafficators. Upholstery is stretched, surface cracked and discolored. A quality old car with years and miles, now in good touring condition. – With a fascinating and significant history this Bugatti shows the respect which generations of owners have held for the marque and the model. Protected, preserved and never mixed up, this is the original chassis and engine, with an original Type 57 body. It’s all a bit confused – which the Weber carburetor feeding the Bugatti blower does nothing to resolve – but it’s the real deal. The new owner gets many talking points with it and a Bugatti that needs no excuses for a moderate and realistic price.
Lot # 153 1956 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible; S/N 5662142142; Princess Green/Green, White leather; Light Green top; Estimate $100,000 – $150,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $80,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $88,000. – 365/285hp, automatic, Wheel covers, Firestone wide whitewalls, fender skirts, white boot cover, pushbutton radio, power windows, power seat, dash clock, original owner’s manual, jack. – Unrestored, 35,321 miles from new. Very good major chrome. The rest of the brightwork is a bit dull. The original paint is faded but there aren’t any major problems with it. There is wear to the seats but the leather is still supple and the dash is still very good. Solid underneath. A remarkably well kept car in attractive colors. It’s way too good to restore. – This is a big, sweet, luxurious automobile, deliciously preserved and consistently maintained so it has never needed restoration. It’s worth almost this much fully restored, but that could never duplicate the pleasure of owning this car and that makes its price an intelligent compromise between condition and originality.
Lot # 052 1957 Chevrolet Corvette FI Convertible; S/N E57S102281; Arctic Blue, Silver coves, Arctic Blue hardtop/Red vinyl; No top; Estimate $275,000 – $325,000; Older restoration, 3- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $150,000. – 283ci/283hp, fuel injected, 3-speed, Posi-Traction, RPO 684 Racing Suspension and Steering Package, Big Brakes, steel wheels, hubcaps, Silvertown bias ply tires, radio delete. – Sound old paint, erratic chrome. Uneven hood gaps, missing chrome cap on the driver’s door. Worn out hardtop seals, chipped fuel filler door. Orderly underbody. Triple Crown restored ten years ago and sadly neglected since. – When sold at Mecum’s Corvette auction in 2004 fresh from restoration this ’57 Fuelie brought a generous $105,000; at Russo and Steele in Arizona in 2006 it brought an even more impressive $192,500. Today it is sadly deteriorated, neglected and needful, presentation that is reflected in the disparity between the consignor’s exalted expectations embodied in the estimate range and the bidders’ reluctance to pay even what it brought eleven years ago. The consignor’s neglect was appropriately recognized; this Corvette needs a new restoration and the bid was more than enough for it.
Lot # 124 1962 Chevrolet Corvette FI Convertible; S/N 20867S103973; Engine # F1127RF2103973; Sateen Silver, Silver Hardtop/Black vinyl; Estimate $300,000 – $350,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $320,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $352,000. – 327/360hp big brake Tanker Fuelie with hub caps, Firestone blackwall tires, hardtop, WonderBar radio. – Bloomington Gold, NCRS Top Flight and Duntov Mark of Excellence. CA black plate car represented as matching numbers. Excellent paint, chrome, interior and underneath. Restored and maintained like new, and it has the show credentials to back it up. – Unlike the ’57 Fuelie with similar credentials offered yesterday this ’62 Big Brake, Big Tank ’62 Fuelie has been impeccably maintained since its restoration six or so years ago and brought an enthusiastic reception from the Pebble Beach Auction bidders, which it totally deserved.
Lot # 144 1958 Chrysler 300D 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N LC41735; Raven Black/Tan leather; Estimate $90,000 – $120,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $80,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $88,000. – 392/300hp, dual quads, automatic, power steering and brakes, wheel covers, whitewalls, dual mirrors, dual quad Hemi engine, bench seat, pushbutton automatic, pushbutton radio. – Very good paint and chrome. Small crack at the back of the hood. Very good interior with mostly original dash and steering wheel. Clean and restored underneath. A beautiful Letter car done well but not excessively. Body-off restored in 2012 and with only 413 test miles on it. – Gooding & Company has done well with Chrysler 300s in years past, and this result is still exceptional for this 300D’s condition and specifications.
Lot # 156 1968 De Tomaso Vallelunga Coupe, Body by Ghia; S/N 807DTO126; Yellow/Black; Estimate $300,000 – $350,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $285,000. – 1499/125hp 4-speed, alloy wheels, Pirelli P3000 tires, woodrim steering wheel, wood dash, Ford engine. – Restored in 2004 and shown at Villa d’Este that year. Two small cracks in the left headlight cover. The window frames are a little scratched up. Otherwise very good paint, chrome and interior. Significant as the first DeTomaso road car, and still very well if not perfectly presented. – Although the Vallelunga looks a lot like a mid-engined Opel GT it is far more rare. The Pebble Beach bidders didn’t think it was sufficiently rare, however, to meet the consignor’s expectations for this very well restored example.
Lot # 147 1961 Facel Vega HK500 Coupe; S/N HK1BR6X; Brunswick Blue, Silver sills/Red leather piped in Dark Blue; Estimate $225,000 – $275,000; Recent restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $140,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $154,000. – 383/360hp, dual quads, automatic, Talbot Berlin side mirror, Nardi woodrim steering wheel, burled wood dash, power windows, pushbutton radio, later A/C and dual-circuit power brakes. – Two owner Southern California car restored two years ago. Excellent interior. Very good paint and chrome aside from chips at the back of the driver’s door. Light road wear underneath. Stored in southern California since the early 1970s then restored from 2010-15. Not a concours car but more than good enough to be proud to drive and show at the end of a day’s touring. – A highly usable, high performance dual quad Facel Vega in very good condition, it was bought right at this price.
Lot # 152 1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe, Body by Vignale; S/N 0175E; Engine # 0175E; Black, Metallic Green roof/Green leather; Estimate $1,500,000 – $1,800,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,450,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,595,000. – RHD. Chrome spoke outside laced Borrani wire wheels, Pirelli tires. – Excellent, fresh, paint, chrome and interior. Underbody is like new. Once Buick V-8 powered but now back with a matching numbers stamped engine. 1992 MM Retro participant with fresh cosmetics in better than new condition. – Offered by RM in Monterey in 1999 in compromised condition, then sold by RM in Arizona in 2001 for $253,000, this now is a much better car – and about as good as it could or should be – with lascivious Vignale bodywork and impeccable cosmetics. The bidders appreciated it and paid generously but not erratically for it.
Lot # 148 1974 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino Spider, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 08056; White, Matte Black roof panel/Beige leather, Black bars; Estimate $400,000 – $450,000; Cosmetic restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $380,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $418,000. – Air conditioning, CD stereo, Cromodora alloy wheels, Daytona seats. – Quality repaint and new interior. Good dashtop. Clean underbody with old undercoat. An attractively cosmetically redone Dino with 17,819 miles from new. – The result is generous, but this was the only 246 GTS in the Monterey auctions and bidders may have been anxious to take one home. It would have been fully priced at the hammer bid, but with the commission included it is generously priced.
Lot # 036 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet SI, Body by Pinin Farina; S/N 1475GT; Engine # 1475GT; Metallic Blue/Tan leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $5,000,000 – $7,000,000; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $4,400,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $4,840,000. – Chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Pirelli tires, Marchal headlights, books, tools, documents. – Ex-Hilary Raab. Very good paint, chrome and interior. Underbody is slathered in sound deadener. Even body gaps and flush panel fits. Right door bottom filled along with the adjacent sill. Makes a great first impression and represented as all original engine, gearbox and rear axle. – Acquired here three years ago in 2014 from the collection of Hilary Raab, the connection respected by Ferrari historians has been lost and the car brought a much lower price while being none the worse for wear. It’s worth considering that Series I Pf Cabs sold for considerably more than stripped down California Spyders, but are now worth a third as much, a handsome, comfortable value in a drop-top Ferrari of the Fifties.
Lot # 025 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet SII, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 3783GT; Engine # 3783; Primer, Primer hardtop/Black vinyl; frame only top; Estimate $800,000 – $1,000,000; Incomplete restoration, 4 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,250,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,375,000. – New chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels and Michelin XWX tires, overdrive, factory hardtop, tool roll, owner’s books, many boxes of parts both NOS and reproductions, engine internal number 570/62E. – A ‘loosely assembled’ restoration project that has been in progress for over 20 years. The chassis and engine are partially done, dash and gauges are pretty good. The whole car needs to be rewired. The body is a mess. Driver’s door overlaps the rear fender by an eighth of an inch, with no forward gap to work with. A daunting project. – Just about everything done to this Ferrari over the past two decades will need to be done again or the finished product will be compromised and sketchy. The price it brought is a gift, a reflection of bidders’ dreams of what they can do (with a nearly bottomless bank account) with this incomplete canvas. It is nothing if not irrationally expensive.
Lot # 104 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Pf Coupe, Body by Pinin Farina; S/N 1275GT; Engine # 1275GT; Blu Artico/Natural leather; Estimate $500,000 – $600,000; Cosmetic restoration, 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $445,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $489,500. – Chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Pirelli tires, Blaupunkt multiband radio, Marchal headlights, jack, tool kit, manuals. – Good older repaint and lightly stretched upholstery. Good leather covered dashtop. Good instruments and door fits. Orderly but not restored engine compartment, frame and chassis, at least not by today’s standards. An honest driver quality Pf coupe formerly owned by Hilary Raab, Jr. – Half a Million Dollars for a cosmetically restored Pinin Farina coupe? It is continually amazing, but consistent with present-day prices.
Lot # 163 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 07075; Engine # 07075; Red/Tan leather; Estimate $2,000,000 – $2,400,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,350,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $2,585,000. – Centerlock alloy wheels, Michelin XWX tires, rollbar, 6-Weber intake, books, tools, luggage. Comes with a set of Borrani wire wheels and 3-carb intake. – Bought new by Ansano Cecchini and raced in Italy. Excellent paint, chrome and interior. Engine compartment is freshly restored like new, as is the chassis. An unusual combination of steel bodied, road equipped 275 GTB and factory-delivered competition features without being a 275 GTB/C. Ferrari Classiche Red Book certified. – The Pebble Beach bidders saw the value in this combination, not least in comparison with the GTB/C proudly on display in Gooding’s foyer and sold the day before for $14,520,000, and a million dollars less than RM’s alloy-bodied 275 GTB/6C.
Lot # 120 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Berlinetta Alloy, Body by Scaglietti; S/N 09051; Engine # 09051; Silver/Black leather; Estimate $12,000,000 – $16,000,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $13,200,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $14,520,000. – Grey painted wire wheels, Dunlop Racing tires, side outlet exhaust, fire system. – Owned and successfully raced when new by Renzo Sinibaldi with many class wins, later by Alberto Federici. Restored by Motion Products, displayed at Pebble Beach in 2007. Re-restored at MPI in 2013 and freshened there before the auction. Excellent paint, interior, chrome and glass. – An outstanding Ferrari in impeccable condition with an in-period successful race history that will make it a welcome (and very fast) entrant in any event. Eligible to come back to Pebble Beach in 2018 and its condition makes it a contender for class awards. The price it brought in this transaction reflects all those things.
Lot # 14 1966 Ferrari 275 GTS Spider, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 08621; Engine # 08621; Black/White leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $1,700,000 – $2,000,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Post-block sale at $1,545,455 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,700,000. – Chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Michelin XWX tires, manuals, documentation from new. – Three owners from new, 42,172 miles. Good partial repaint, sound chrome and redyed interior. Faded old top. Original underbody, impressively clean unrestored engine compartment. A choice 275 GTS that’s never had, or needed, the touch of a restoration. – Reported sold at Monterey by Rick Cole in 2014 for $1,980,000, the post-block result here makes more sense and is a good value in a cherished and preserved Ferrari.
Lot # 173 1965 Ferrari 330 GT Shooting Brake, Body by Vignale; S/N 07963; Engine # 09269; Light Gold/Beige leather; Estimate $700,000 – $900,000; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $475,000. – Centerlock alloy wheels, Michelin XWX tires, Blaupunkt AM-FM, seven thin chrome strips in front of the headlights. – Definitely idiosyncratic body designed by Lou Chinetti, Jr. and illustrator Bob Peak. Good clearcoat paint, surface cracked original upholstery, poor dashtop fit. Underbody has old undercoat and shows road use appropriate to the 13,699 miles on the odometer. Good chrome. – The disparity between the estimate and the reported high bid on this one-off shooting brake is remarkable, but no less remarkable that the Ferrari itself. Particularly with one-off cars, value is in the eye of the beholder. In this case the beholders at Pebble Beach and the consignor had very different opinions.
Lot # 003 1967 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 SII Coupe; S/N 09213; Engine # 09213; Grigio Fumo/Red leather; Estimate $350,000 – $450,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $290,000. – Centerlock alloy wheels, Pirelli Cinturato tires, air conditioning, power windows. – First owned by Ferrari driver Chris Amon. In this case, ‘Red leather’ should be ‘RED’ leather, it’s that Red. Thoroughly restored to uniformly high standards of fit, finish and function with negligible evidence of any use. The engine compartment is clean, orderly and like new. – The reported high bid is a responsible offer for this 330 GT 2+2, even with the Ferrari F1 driver ownership history.
Lot # 016 1968 Ferrari 330 GTC Coupe, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 11251; Engine # 11251; Marrone Colorado/Black leather; Estimate $700,000 – $800,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $825,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $907,500. – Centerlock alloy wheels, Michelin XZX tires, power windows. – Delivered new to Rome and later bought by German actor Klaus Kinski. Excellent fully restored interior. Spotless restored engine bay. Excellent paint and chrome. Fully restored to the standards it deserves and presented in its unusual but attractive original colors. – A superior restoration but the price it brought suggests the buyer is a fan of Werner Herzog movies.
Lot # 162 1969 Ferrari 365 GT Coupe 2+2, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 12957; Engine # 12957; Blu Chiaro/Black leather; Estimate $275,000 – $325,000; Unrestored original, 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $260,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $286,000. – Chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Michelin XWX tires, power windows, Blaupunkt multiband radio, air conditioning. – Very good paint with clearcoat over it. Worn and surface cracked original interior. Good dash and gauges. Orderly, unrestored engine compartment and underbody. 2016 Cavallino Classic Preservation class winner. – A satisfying, reassuring Ferrari with a benign history that should reward its new owner with a positive ownership experience, especially at this price.
Lot # 145 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 14229; Engine # B976; Rosso Nearco/Black leather; Estimate $750,000 – $850,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $620,000. – Air conditioning, Becker Mexico cassette stereo, power windows, painted nose panel, popup lights, Borrani wire wheels. – Very good fresh repaint, good chrome and original interior. Driver’s door doesn’t close flush, hood stands slightly proud. Underbody is orderly and clean. Scratched right door glass and pitted window frame chrome. Not exceptional, but good enough. – Sold at Gooding’s Pebble Beach auction in 2014 in its present condition for $627,000 other than the fresh repaint and offered at the Keno brothers New York auction in 2015 where it was bid to $600,000. Its fresh paint make it more desirable than it was a year and a half ago, but the reported high bid here is appropriate to its history and condition among the Daytona results in Monterey.
Lot # 171 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Coupe, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 15783; Arancio/Black leather; Estimate $325,000 – $375,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $320,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $352,000. – Centerlock alloy wheels, Michelin XWX tires, Blaupunkt cassette, power windows, air conditioning. – Good clearcoat repaint and chrome. Original interior has a scuffed driver’s seatback bolster and a worn, stretched cushion. Underbody is clean and orderly, not restored. Hood is twisted, high on the right and low on the left. Door and deck fit is okay. The odometer shows 7,340 believable miles. – A good, mostly original, C/4 that brought a significant premium for originality and the apparently low miles.
Lot # 033 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider, Body by Scaglietti; S/N 0468MD; Engine # 0468MD; Red/Black vinyl; Estimate $3,000,000 – $3,800,000; Competition restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,875,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $3,162,500. – RHD. Single Plexiglas windscreen, driver’s head fairing, silver painted Borrani RW 3102 wire wheels, Dunlop Racing tires, covered Marchal headlights, fuel cell, fire system, roll bar, spare Hall & Hall 3-liter 750 Monza spec engine stamped 468/M with 56DCOA3 carbs, metal tonneau cover over the passenger’s seat. – One of 6 bodied by Scaglietti. First overall at the 1955 Ethiopian GP driven by first owner Guido Petracchi and one further race in Asmara, then stored until it was discovered by Colin Crabbe in 1970. Restored in the early 80’s by DK Engineering. Driven in the MM 1989-92. Very good paint and interior. Underbody is clean and painted grey. Engine compartment is fresh and orderly. Ferrari Classiche Red Book certified – The period racing history isn’t much to talk about, but the condition, documentation and preservation are and this represents an exceptional value for money in a Mille Miglia eligible car with a spare professionally built engine for historic racing.
Lot # 007 1984 Ferrari 512 BBi Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFJA09B000052659; Argento Nürburgring/Black leather; Estimate $275,000 – $350,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $245,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $269,500. – Alloy wheels, Michelin X tires, Daytona seats, Momo leather-wrapped steering wheel, Pioneer cassette stereo, power windows, air conditioning, tools, owner’s manual. – Restoration finished last year by Ferrari of Houston. The front marker lenses don’t fit evenly, but otherwise the car has excellent paint, wheels and interior. Very clean, barely run engine bay. One minor oversight on a mostly great, thorough restoration that should be readily corrected. Ferrari Classiche certified – This result falls neatly into the Boxer prices at the Monterey auctions, and within the wider Ferrari world.
Lot # 142 1998 Ferrari 550 Maranello Coupe, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFZR49A5W0112481; Blue NART/Blue 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. – SF shields, 6-speed, Red calipers, carbon fiber interior trim, Continental tires, Daytona-style seats. – Chipguarded nose, small chip one the hood and right mirror. Good, barely used upholstery. A used Ferrari showing 14,260 believable miles on the odometer. – The window of opportunity to acquire a 550 Maranello at an advantageous price may have passed but even at prices like this it is still a performance and style value.
Lot # 010 1995 Ferrari F512 M Coupe; S/N ZFFVG40A9S0101379; Red/Beige leather; Estimate $400,000 – $500,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $435,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $478,500. – Air conditioning, 18 inch Goodyear tires. – 2,305 miles, like new, fresh engine-out service. – With 50 more ponies than a standard Testarossa, the 512M has special appeal, and especially when it is one with so few miles and a fresh engine-out service. The increment, however, between a Testarossa and a 512M, for which this is a representative price, is generous for just 50 horsepower and a better A/C system.
Lot # 054 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari Berlinetta; S/N ZFF76ZFA1F0209257; Giallo Modena, Black roof/Black leather, Yellow accent; Estimate $3,300,000 – $3,900,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $3,200,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $3,520,000. – Carbon fiber trim and mirrors, SF shields, Yellow calipers, grey painted alloy wheels, front suspension lift, car and seat covers, charger, manuals. – 200 or so miles and unblemished. Original price $1,420,000 plus$32,517 in options and barely imaginable additional dealer markup. – There were four LaFerraris in the Monterey auctions, as many as F40s and Enzos combined, with a 75% sell-through at prices within 10% of each other. This was the highest transaction of the three sales. A purely speculative supposition is that the select group of Ferrari-approved LaFerrari buyers are unloading to make room for new LaFerrari Apertas. The second round of buyers at roughly double the price new are in for a disappointment – even if their new LaFerraris are never driven – as Ferrari and others introduce even more powerful, technically sophisticated and undrivable hypercars. It makes a mere 600hp seem reasonable.
Lot # 115 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Berlinetta Monospecchio, Body by Pininfarina; S/N ZFFSA17A9G0064253; White/Red leather; Estimate $120,000 – $150,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $127,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $140,250. – Flying mirror, power windows, air conditioning. – Attractive color combination. Showing just 8,245 miles represented as from new and a U.S. market car. A few scuffs on the bottom of the front lip. Otherwise, this really does look like a new car that has always been babied. 2014 FCA Platinum award winner. – A choice example that has led a pampered life that brought a representative result. There were three Testarossa Monospecchios in the Monterey auctions this year, probably more than in the last three years’ auctions combined. An unprecedented confluence, the all brought similar money at Gooding, RM and Bonhams, representing a rare consensus for unusual but similar cars in multiple venues.
Lot # 149 1953 Fiat 8V Berlinetta Elaborata, Body by Rapi, updated by Zagato; S/N 106000022; Engine # 104000000043; Grigio Fumo/Red leather; Estimate $1,400,000 – $1,800,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,350,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,485,000. – 1996/110hp V8, 5-speed (original 4-speed included), chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Michelin tires, Marchal grille-mounted driving lights, Plexiglas side windows, double bubble roofline, lightweight bumpers. – Raced when new (after the Elaborata treatment by Zagato) by Anna Maria Peduzzi, then sold to Jean-Claude Arifon and raced at Montlhéry and the Rallye des Forets. Restored in 2001 for Scott Gauthier by Tillack & Company with the current more typical 8V Elaborata nose design. Second in class at Pebble Beach in 2002 and completed the Colorado Grand. Restored again since 2011 and represented to have its original engine, it is today better than new. – Sold for $1,127,500 by Gooding at Pebble Beach in 2011 in better than new condition, offered by Bonhams at Scottsdale in 2016 with a reported high bid of $1.7 million after the most recent restoration, the result here is sound, but hardly compensation for all that has been spent on this 8V in the past decade. The auction company and the seller got real in this transaction and the buyer got full value for money.
Lot # 6 1952 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster; S/N 672274; Engine # W5054-8; Blue Pastel/Black, Gray leather; Grey cloth top; Estimate $140,000 – $180,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $110,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $121,000. – Body color hub caps, Avon tires, tri-bar headlights, spats, tools, jack, air pump. – Restored by a JCNA national chief judge in 1991, odometer shows 2,335 miles since the restoration. Matching numbers. Excellent paint and chrome. Small scratch on the tail. Very good fully restored interior with mild wear. Looks like it could have been restored six months ago. – Sold for $115,500 at Gooding Amelia Island last year and sold here for a similarly appropriate result that takes the age of the restoration into account, but also its quality.
Lot # 127 1958 Jaguar XK 150S 3.4 Roadster; S/N T831226DN; Engine # VS13209; Mist Gray/Red leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $200,000 – $250,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $145,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $159,500. – Chrome centerlock wire wheels, Avon tires, 3.4 S engine, dual wing mirrors. – Panel fit is a little erratic. Blemish-free original paint has lost some luster, but it looks very good for its age. Lightly worn seats and paint has faded off the numbers on the shift knob, but mostly very good original interior. Very clean underneath. Comes with factory tool kit, jack and spare. Showing 48,766 miles and never restored. It looks like it’s a car that’s 10 years old, not 60. – A car this good and this original could have brought another 20 grand or so without being expensive. There is little if any premium in this result for its originality or its very good preservation.
Lot # 177 1968 Lamborghini Islero 400 GT 2+2 Coupe, Body by Marazzi; S/N 6327; Blue Metallic/Mustard leather, pigskin trim; Estimate $300,000 – $375,000; Recent restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $250,000. – Campagnolo centerlock alloy wheels, Ansa exhaust, woodrim steering wheel, wood shift knob, power windows, Jaeger instruments, six Webers, original tool roll, spare tire, jack, owner’s manual and copy of the factory build sheet. – One of 125 built. Represented as matching numbers. Restored with excellent paint and chrome but the doors stick out at the bottom and the filler cap is pitted. The seats are very good, but the original gauges are faded and the shifter boot is tattered. Very clean underneath. A mostly gorgeous and fully done car, but some corners were cut. This was supposedly Ferruccio Lamborghini’s favorite model. – Isleros don’t usually see the comprehensive attention accorded 350 GTs and this one is not exactly restored, but attended to in all important areas needing work. It is a sound and attractively presented example, but declining the reported high bid is dubious.
Lot # 20 1965 Lancia Flaminia SS Coupe, Body by Zagato; S/N 826232002045; Engine # 8262002055; Saratoga White/Red leather; Estimate $350,000 – $425,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $310,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $341,000. – 2,775/150hp, triple Webers, 4-speed, performance cam and exhaust, hub caps, Michelin X tires, woodrim steering wheel, Jaeger instruments, four-wheel disc brakes, jack, tools, manuals – Italian market car. Tiny dent in the nose and the grille doesn’t quite fit flush with the body. Very good 2008 repaint and chrome apart from a few cracks on the trunk lid. The doors stick out a bit at the bottom. Very good interior that is realistically represented as the original. Reportedly had mechanical work earlier this year. A straightforward, lightly aged older restoration on a gorgeous late series Flaminia. – An exceptional example with originality, very good condition and enhanced performance to complement the lightweight double-bubble Zagato coachwork. Its price balances its value and appeal accurately.
Lot # 32 1962 Maserati 3500 GTi Coupe, Body by Touring; S/N AM1012360; Engine # AM1012360; Albany Gray/Brown leather; Estimate $250,000 – $325,000; Unrestored original, 3- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $175,000. – 3485/235hp, Lucas fuel injection, dash clock, power windows, Voxson radio, hub caps, Cinturato tires, engine internal number 1385. – Dull original paint and chrome with a few chips on the nose and hood. Heavily worn seats with a small rip on the passenger’s side. Very good original dash. Sound carpets. Pretty worn and oxidized underneath, but not rotten. Originally bought by Piero Dusio’s son Carlo, represented as the original engine. Runs and drives for the auction but not ready for the road. An ideal preservation class car because it has plenty of visible wear, but nothing is an eyesore and it’s all there. – On account of its originality, preservation and the celebrity early history this 3500 GTi’s value legitimately lies somewhere between the reported high bid and the low estimate although in view of the work it needs anything over $200,000 would be hard to support.
Lot # 136 1937 Maserati 6CM Single Seater; S/N 1540; Engine # 1540; Silver/Black leather; Estimate $1,000,000 – $1,400,000; Competition restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Post-block sale at $909,091 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,000,000. – 1493/180hp, supercharged, 4-speed, silver painted Borrani wheels, Denman 5.25/5.50×17 tires, independent front suspension. – First owned and raced by Giovanni Rocco, setting the fastest lap (but failing to finish) in the 1937 Targa Florio, winning the Coppa Acerbo and Circuito de Campione d’Italia. Raced after the war by Charles Mortimer in the U.K., then owned for thirty years by Raymond Fielding before being sold to Sam Mann in 2000 for whom it was restored by Sean Danaher. Present owner since 2006. Original body panels except for the belly pans. Excellent clearcoat paint and upholstery. Unpainted suspension and other mechanical parts are beautiful and fresh; better than they came from Bologna. An impressive Maserati that belies the age of its restoration with consistent top quality care and attention. – Bid to $900,000 on the block, sold later at this all-in price. It was sold to the current owner at Gooding’s Pebble Beach auction in 2006 for $726,000 and is no less than a good value at this result.
Lot # 8 1969 Mazda Cosmo Series II Coupe; S/N L10B10618; White/Black vinyl with houndstooth cloth inserts; Estimate $110,000 – $130,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $92,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $101,750. – RHD. Michelin XZX tires, dual wing mirrors, woodrim steering wheel, wood shift knob, Clarion radio, factory air conditioning. – More powerful Series II car with 5-speed. Owned by Mazda employee for 40 years. Light pitting on the headlight bezels and door handles. Very good older repaint and chrome. Kenwood speakers in the back. Very good lightly worn original interior with somewhat cloudy gauges. Corrosion in the rockers and lower bulkhead, as disclosed by Gooding before the sale. – The bidders don’t seem to have been much if any deterred by the rust announcement, probably on account of the otherwise highly original and untouched condition of this Cosmo. A little corrosion after 40 years of continuous ownership is not unexpected and this is even with some rust a solid value at this price.
Lot # 165 2015 McLaren P1 Coupe; S/N SBM12ABA5FW000308; Metallic Silver, Black/Black Alcantara; Estimate $2,000,000 – $2,200,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $1,600,000. – Red calipers. – 1,800 miles and like new. – 903 mixed hydrocarbon/electric horsepower, race car active/passive aerodynamics and limited production of only 375 P1s is a heady package but one already superseded by newer McLarens. The few that have sold at auction have, with one exception, been for roundly $2 million. The exception was at Gooding’s Amelia Island auction earlier this year where a pristine example brought $2,392,000. On all available evidence the reported bid here is light by $200,000 or so.
Lot # 109 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Convertible; S/N 12104010016880; Engine # 12192110017017; Light, Blue/Dark Blue leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $120,000 – $150,000; Modified restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $105,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $115,500. – Judson supercharger, 130-ish hp, wheel covers, trim rings, Vredestein tires, Blaupunkt multiband radio, woodrim steering wheel, tinted glass, sun visors, sideways rear seat. – Very good paint, chrome and interior. Areas of paint loss and surface rust underneath. Scratched windshield frame chrome, orderly engine compartment. – A sound car with decent performance by virtue of the recently (2014) rebuilt Judson blower, a common enhancement for these otherwise anemic cars back when they were newer. It was sold for $88,000 at Mecum’s Dallas auction last November and is no more than generously priced today.
Lot # 170 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Convertible; S/N 11304412015640; White, Dark Blue Hardtop/Blue; Estimate $60,000 – $80,000; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $80,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $88,000. – Wheel covers, Michelin tires, pagoda roof, Becker Europa, VDO dash clock, factory air conditioning. – First owned by NY theater produced Bernard B. Jacobs, passed to his son and grandson and showing 92,585 believed original miles. There is a gouge in the right front bumperette and some paint flaking off the wheel covers as well as several chips and scratches on the hardtop. The original paint on the body is very good for its age. Very clean underneath as well. Unrestored and fitted with desirable factory air and pagoda hardtop. This is too good to restore. It’s been remarkably well kept. – A deservedly high price with appropriate premiums paid for originality and desirable equipment.
Lot # 40 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster; S/N 11304410019355; Engine # 13098310006965; Silver, Silver hardtop/Blue leather; Blue cloth top; Estimate $140,000 – $170,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $185,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $203,500. – 4-speed, Becker Europa AM-FM, white steering wheel, two tops, narrow whitewalls. – Excellent paint, chrome and interior. Freshly restored to showroom condition with better cosmetics. – This is an outstanding example by any standards and most desirably equipped with radio, both tops and the 4-speed in great original colors. The restoration is delectable, and it was noticed and fully compensated by the bidders with this price. It is an expensive 280SL, and it deserved to be.
Lot # 34 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc Coupe; S/N 1880145500018; Engine # 1999805500021; White/Black; Estimate $400,000 – $500,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $390,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $429,000. – Narrow whitewalls, Bosch driving lights, aftermarket underdash tachometer, aftermarket Alpine stereo. – Supposedly bought new by industrialist J. Paul Getty. Sound old paint (the car was originally Silver) with chips and cracks on the front and around the edges of the hood. Masking errors around the windows. Cracked weather stripping. Dull chrome and brightwork. Reverse light lenses don’t match. Good older redone upholstery. Sound but slightly tired original dash and wood. The headliner is sagging and discolored. Sound underneath with a maintained and tidy engine bay. Largely unrestored but complete and enjoyable as-is for someone who enjoys patina, but also a solid foundation for a full restoration. – Bought on a hammer bid just below the low estimate at a price that is more than adequate for this 300Sc coupe’s condition but representing a little premium for the celebrity first ownership. The bidders’ decision to pay a generous price for it is understandable.
Lot # 4 1970 Mercedes-Benz 600 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N 10001212001667; Anthracite Metallic/Cognac leather; Estimate $120,000 – $160,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $105,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $115,500. – Wheel covers, Michelin tires, flag-holder, sunroof, Becker Mexico stereo, dual mirrors. – Represented as having been a European embassy car when new. Lots of scratches and a paint blister on the trunk lid. Lots of chips on the nose and a few scratches on the right front fender. Dry weather stripping. Very well kept lightly worn original interior. Tidy underneath and represented as being sorted by a specialist, which is a hugely important consideration when shopping for these all-hydraulic cars. The suspension and brakes were rebuilt, while the door and window seals were replaced. Other mechanical work was performed as well. A usable driver quality 600 with cosmetic needs. – Despite the recent service the complexity of the 600 should leave no doubt at all that there will be continuing needs for mechanical, electrical and hydraulic attention. It makes buying one of these paragons of luxury from the 70’s a high cost/mile enterprise which is reflected in the price.
Lot # 57 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM AMG Coupe; S/N WDB2093421F132322; Black/Black; Estimate $350,000 – $425,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $300,000. – 5,439/582hp supercharged V8, 5-speed paddle shift, modular wheels, cross-drilled rotors, tinted glass, carbon fiber interior trim, racing harnesses, paddle shifters, suede-wrapped steering wheel, power windows, factory radio, carbon rear wing. – One of 100 built to honor Merc’s 2003 DTM championship. A bit boy racer at first glance, but it’s a Mercedes coupe with nearly 600hp. A Show & Display import with limited annual mileage. – Visually menacing, with performance to back up its visage, the reported high bid was about what this car cost new and worth considering.
Lot # 154 1928 Mercedes-Benz S-Type Sports Tourer, Body by Glaser; S/N 35920; Engine # 68674; Yellow, Black fenders/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $5,000,000 – $6,000,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $4,750,000. – RHD. 6789/180hp supercharged, dual updraft carbs, black wire wheels, vee windshield, outside exhaust headpipes, dual Bosch spotlights, helmet fenders, dual rear spares, Supralux headlights, Bosch foglights, Agree.B blackout lights – Original engine. Built for grocer Louis Delling in Dresden. Current family ownership since 1964. Restored in 2015 before completing the Colorado Grand. Very good paint, chrome and top. Restored underbody and engine show some age but still a spectacular tour car. – This car has … presence. It is long, low and aggressive. The radiator sits snugly behind the front axle centerline. There is a mile of bonnet and cowl in front of the windshield. Cherished by a single family for over a half century their reluctance to part with it even at this healthy offer is understandable and one of the challenges of taking long term ownership consignments where emotion weighs heavily on the decision to part with a piece of family history.
Lot # 176 1959 MG A Twin Cam Roadster; S/N YD3734; Engine # 16GU1117; OE White/Red leather; Black vinyl top; Estimate $75,000 – $100,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $75,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $82,500. – Centerlock alloy wheels, Dunlop tires, headlight stoneguard, Lucas fog light set into the grille, fall width cutdown windshield, luggage rack, dual outside mirrors. – Very good paint, chrome, interior and glass. Erratic but acceptable door and trunk fits. Generally like new or better but the catalog only says the chassis and body are matching numbers, not the engine. – Sold by RM at Amelia Island in 2015 for $82,500, offered by Mecum in Monterey five months later with a reported high bid of $85,000, then sold by Worldwide in Scottsdale in January of this year for $49,500 all in essentially the same condition as it was offered here. This is the same price as it brought at Amelia two and a half years ago. Enough said, whether about the car or about MGA Twin Cam values.
Lot # 122 1930 Minerva AM Dual-Windshield Convertible, Body by Hibbard & Darrin; S/N 57804; Engine # 57804; Straw, Ochre accent/Brown leather, cloth; Beige cloth top; Estimate $500,000 – $700,000; Unrestored original, 4 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $440,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $484,000. – 5952/100hp inline six, 3-speed, dual sidemounts, wheel discs, Willocq Bottin headlights, fixed rear windshield, luggage rack. – Bought in 1959 by John W. ‘Hawkeye’ Hawkinson, heir to one of the founders of Pratt & Whitney and paid off over fifteen years while taking possession of various parts as payments were made. Discovered in 2016 by Wayne Carini, the engine was coaxed back to turning over then run but it otherwise is as found. Solid and apparently all there but surface rusted and peeling paint. Grungy chassis and engine. Exhausted upholstery and top. A restoration project with a modest preservation class potential. – This is a revered marque with equally revered coachwork in need of a mid-six figure restoration. Will the new owner care how much it costs when it debuts on the Pebble Beach fairway? Probably not, and its preservation and ‘Hawkeye’ Hawkinson history will make it especially enjoyable to display, then tour with its secure Hibbard & Darrin convertible sedan coachwork.
Lot # 132 1961 OSCA 1600 GT Coupe, Body by Touring; S/N 0019; Engine # 8477; Celeste Chiaro/White leather; Estimate $325,000 – $375,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $310,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $341,000. – 1570/95hp, dual Webers, 4-speed, centerlock wire wheels, Michelin tires, dual Webers, four-wheel disc brakes, Nardi woodrim steering wheel, Jaeger instruments. – Represented as one of only two with Touring bodywork. The wheels and door handles are quite tired and dull, as are the taillight bezels. The windshield is lightly scratched up. Very good paint. The doors stick out at the bottom. Sound original interior with a few smudges on the seats and carpets as well as dull and faded dash and gauges. Very clean underneath. Represented as having been restored in Europe many years ago, but that appears to have been limited to paint and mechanical work. – Touring’s early 60’s design themes are clearly seen in this little OSCA, which looks like an 8/10ths scale Lamborghini 350GT. That is not a bad thing and despite the needful condition caught the bidders’ attention and resulted in this handsome price for a 95hp car.
Lot # 134 1963 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 GS Cabriolet, Body by Reutter; S/N 157116; Engine # 97099; Silver Metallic/Red leather; Estimate $1,250,000 – $1,500,000; Recent restoration, 1- condition; With Reserve; Post-block sale at $1,136,364 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,250,000. – 4-cam 1966/130hp, 4-speed, disc brakes, chrome wheels, gold brightwork, Porsche woodrim steering wheel, VDO dash clock, black cloth boot cover, Blaupunkt pushbutton radio. – One of 67 Carrera 2 cabs. Comes with Porsche CoA. Excellent paint and brightwork. The interior is phenomenal other pitting on the steering wheel. Restored by European Collectibles. A fresh top-spec 356 that’s at home on a show field. – A post-block sale at this negotiated price, this is an exceptional Porsche … in fact it’s always been an exceptional Porsche combining Carrera 2 GS performance with the exhilaration of open coachwork. It’s worth what the highly informed Pebble Beach bidders thought of it.
Lot # 5 1956 Porsche 356A Speedster, Body by Reutter; S/N 82435; Engine # 62271; White/Beige; Estimate $250,000 – $300,000; Unrestored original, 4 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $255,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $280,500. – Hub caps, gold brightwork, dual mirrors, beige vinyl boot cover, Kardex, tools. – One owner since 1957, represented as the matching numbers engine. Chipped, scratched and scraped paint. Missing headlight lens covers. Cloudy gauges. Discolored carpets, worn seats. Dirty underneath but no major rust. A genuine Speedster barn find, which is pretty exciting. The second owner drove it until 1986, racking up over 250,000 miles in the process. Reported to currently be a runner. – There were three barn find 356s in this sale, but the bidders apparently didn’t get their fill as all three achieved strong prices.
Lot # 35 1961 Porsche 356B Super 90 Roadster, Body by Drauz; S/N 88579; Engine # 801468; Ruby Red/Gray vinyl; Estimate $200,000 – $250,000; Unrestored original, 4- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $160,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $176,000. – 1582/90hp, 4-speed, hub caps, Michelin XZX tires, gray vinyl boot cover, Motorola radio, Porsche CofA. – Super 90 represented to be matching numbers. Porsche CoA. Represented with mechanical attention this year, including a new clutch and rebuilt carbs, but only enough to get it across the auction block. Barn find condition, dust and all. Scratched and scraped original paint that is rubbed through in spots. Pitting on the hub caps. Ripped up passenger’s seat and discolored carpets, plus discoloration and some water stains on the door handles. Clear bright gauges, but the bezels are pitted. Not pretty underneath but there is no major rust to speak of. There are not many barn finds like this left, so it’s neat to see but not for the faint of heart to restore, even though it’s all there. – Gooding typically does well with barn finds, often the dustier the better. That ‘just discovered’ allure worked again with this car, and it achieved a price that a sound restored example would normally expect to bring.
Lot # 15 1968 Porsche 911 Targa Soft Window; S/N 11880010; Engine # 3280015; Ossi Blue, Black vinyl roof/Black with houndstooth inserts; Estimate $175,000 – $200,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $135,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $148,500. – Dual Webers, 5-speed, chrome wheels, Vredestein tires, soft rear window, Blaupunkt pushbutton radio, aluminum dash, Kardex copy, manual, tools, Targa top bag. – Represented as matching numbers. Rear window plastic is fresh and like new. Very good paint. Even gaps. Light scratches on the glovebox but otherwise excellent restored interior. Freshly restored and desirably configured with the engine rebuilt to S specs. – Early 911 prices may not be rocketing upwards any longer, but they remain high and this very good, freshly restored soft window Targa a year or two ago would have been a bargain at this price. Today it brought a realistic result.
Lot # 13 1989 Porsche 911 930 Turbo S Coupe; S/N WP0ZZZ93ZKS000249; Slate Gray Metallic/Black leatherette; Estimate $325,000 – $400,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $240,000. – Black Fuchs wheels, Bridgestone tires, sunroof, rear window wiper, power windows, air conditioning, cassette stereo, Getrag G50 5-speed, limited slip, Momo Cobra steering wheel. – Very rare Special Wish 930 S model, which featured 330hpand was sort of the last hurrah for the classic 930. This one was in a Japanese museum until this year. Very clean underneath. A long scratch and a few small chips on the bottom front lip. Otherwise very good original paint. Very light wear on the driver’s seat. A very desirably equipped car and very well kept. Just short of perfect. Showing 58,755 kilometers, probably all it’s covered from new. – The reported high bid would have been roughly appropriate for a standard ’89 930 Coupe, but for a special high-performance model like this, refusing to take the money offered was understandable.
Lot # 169 1984 Porsche 911 930 Turbo S Slantnose Coupe; S/N WP0ZZZ93ZES000486; Guards Red/Cashmere; Estimate $275,000 – $325,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $250,000. – 3.3 liter, 330hp, 4-speed gold BBS modular wheels, Potenza tires, factory slant nose, sunroof, rear window wiper, tinted glass, power windows, rally instruments. – Factory slant nose car. 330hp performance kit. One of 34 such examples. Paint blister on the right front fender. Otherwise excellent original paint. The seats are a bit tired, but the interior is mostly very good. Definitely well kept, showing just 5,158 miles and fitted with some of the most desirable equipment. – This car has a lot going for it compared to a standard 930, enough that refusing the reported high bid was understandable, if not prudent.
Lot # 131 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Coupe; S/N 9113600813; Signal Yellow, Black Carrera Graphics/Black leatherette with houndstooth inserts; Estimate $650,000 – $750,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $550,000. – Black Fuchs wheels, Pirelli P6000 tires, ducktail, sunroof, power antenna and windows, books, tools, keys, Porsche CofA. – One of 87 in this color, ex-Nicolas Cage. Front bumper rub strip is a little dull. The window frames are a bit scratched up and the engine bay is a little dirty. Otherwise the car is excellent top to bottom and inside and out. – Sold for $550,000 at Gooding Amelia Island in 2013. Values for these cars are in an entirely different ballpark than they were four years ago, so refusing the high bid here made sense.
Lot # 43 1979 Porsche 911 Carrera Turbo Coupe; S/N 9309800573; Engine # 6890411; Cashmere Beige/Cork leatherette; Estimate $200,000 – $240,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $110,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $121,000. – 3.3 liter/265hp 930, 4-speed, black Fuchs wheels, Potenza tires, rear window wiper, radio delete, power windows, air conditioning. – Featured in the Garry Shandling episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and in Panorama magazine. A chip on the right mirror and the drip rail as well as a few on the rear fenders, but otherwise fantastic original paint. Exterior plastic is in great shape. Very good original interior. Clean wheels. Showing 35,922 believable miles. Remarkably well kept even by Porsche standards, and finished in a rare and delightfully 1970s color. – Maybe the bidders didn’t think the color was quite so delightful, or maybe this car just flew under the radar a bit in an auction that was very heavy on Porsches. Either way, this was a bargain price for such a well-kept unrestored 930, which is a model that in general did not do that well in Monterey this year.
Lot # 38 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Coupe; S/N WP0AC2A91BS783602; RS Green/Black; Estimate $475,000 – $525,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $330,000. – Yellow calipers, cross-drilled rotors, wing, no rear seats, suede-wrapped steering wheel, factory radio, power windows. – Just 30 miles from new and looks it. Ready for the track, but it has clearly never been there. – The decision to run three 997 GT3s in a row was an odd one. The first two (including this one) didn’t meet reserve while the third one, a 4.0-liter car, was let go at way below the low estimate. Even so, the reported high bid was arguably worth considering for a car that cost about 150 grand when new.
Lot # 138 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupe; S/N WP0AC2990VS375780; Arctic Silver Metallic/Black leather; Estimate $400,000 – $500,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $350,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $385,000. – Turbo twist wheels, yellow calipers, cross-drilled rotors, sunroof, white face gauges, power windows, air conditioning, carbon fiber interior trim, rear seat and rear wiper delete, original window sticker, tool kit, tire inflator, Euro bumper. – US market car, one of 176. Showing 9,340 miles. Looks just about new, as do most of these. Fitted with the X50 power kit by a previous owner. – The 993 Turbo S can be worth twice what a normal 993 Turbo goes for. RM sold one with 8,300 miles and in the same condition for 20 grand less, but this result was still a bit light compared to what others have recently gone for at auction, not that there is any shortage of them (and other limited production high performance Porsches) in today’s market.
Lot # 150 1973 Porsche 911T Targa Fixed Window; S/N 9113112280; Engine # 6136009; Gulf Orange/Black leather; Estimate $140,000 – $180,000; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $130,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $143,000. – 2341/140hp, 5-speed, Fuchs wheels, air conditioning, leather interior, comes with owner’s manual, certificate of authenticity, tools and receipts. – One family owned until 2012, represented as matching numbers, window sticker documented. Excellent original paint finish with a few chips to the hood. The brightwork is well polished. The Targa top seal does look a bit aged and the seats have creasing. Otherwise, it’s a very attractive and completely original California car showing 80,662 reported original miles. – The 911T was the base model in 1973 making this huge money, but good luck finding another Targa that is both this original and this good.
Lot # 30 1969 Porsche 912 Targa; S/N 129010762; Engine # 4096555; Burgundy, Black vinyl roof panel/Black vinyl; Estimate $70,000 – $90,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $55,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $60,500. – 1720/102hp oversize engine, 5-speed, Fuchs wheels, Blaupunkt pushbutton radio, glass rear window, tool kit, Porsche CofA. – Unrestored California black plate car. Recent mechanical overhaul. Very good original paint with a chip on the left front fender and a few light scratches on the driver’s door. Sound, slightly wavy roof vinyl. Excellent original interior. Clean Southern California car underneath. Showing 95,023 miles. Repurchased by the original owner from the guy he sold it to and mechanically overhauled in 2007. Hard to believe that this is original, but this is why California cars are sought after. – Even though 912s have long since surpassed the threshold of ‘affordable Porsche’ for many people, this was still huge money for one. It deserved every dollar of it, however, as the level of preservation and care enjoyed by this car is incredible and normally reserved for much more valuable vehicles.
Lot # 44 1970 Porsche 917K Race Car; S/N 917024; Engine # 917021; Gulf Blue, Orange/Red cloth; Estimate $13,000,000 – $16,000,000; Competition restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $12,800,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $14,080,000. – Black 5-spoke alloy wheels, Firestone tires. – This 917K has no race history aside from being used as a test car for Le Mans 1970 to test the efficacy of the short tail body, possibly based on the first 917 ‘Sample frame.’ Sold to Jo Siffert and used as a camera car in the production of the movie Le Mans with Steve McQueen. [The first 917-024 was wrecked and scrapped.] Sold to Pierre Prieur in France in 1978 and stored until 2001. Restored with a new frame and engine from 917-021, then redone with the repaired original frame. Very good paint, good upholstery, older but orderly engine and chassis. – Exceptionally restored but unused in years and showing age, this is an exceptional price for a 917 with no race history. Its result here implies a pretty astounding value for a 917 that’s seen the track in competition.
Lot # 137 1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N LSKP109; Engine # SP54K; Shell Gray/Black leather; Estimate $120,000 – $150,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $70,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $77,000. – Wheel covers, narrow whitewalls, Lucas driving lights, dual mirrors, tables in the back. – Genuine LHD US market car. Light scratch on the front bumper. The windshield gasket is cracking. A few chips at the back of the door and top of the B-pillars but otherwise very good shiny paint. Very good original interior with very well kept and still supple upholstery, and very good if aged original wood. Unrestored underneath with oxidized exhaust but mostly sound. Represented with recent mechanical work. A well maintained Cloud III in desirable configuration that was never restored because it never needed to be. – And it still doesn’t need to be restored. Bought at a price slightly favorable to the buyer, who has a very attractive and fully sorted car to be proud of.
Lot # 130 1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith 2-Dr. Sedan, Body by Thrupp & Maberly; S/N WRB57; Engine # W6WM; Prussian Blue/Saddle Tan leather; Estimate $110,000 – $130,000; Older restoration, 1- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $130,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $143,000. – Wheel covers, Excelsior blackwall tires, dual wing mirrors, dual enclosed sidemount spares, dual chrome horns, single driving light, sunroof, suicide doors front and rear, burled wood dash and trim, division window. – Body-off restored by specialists. Comes with all documents and tools. Owned by golfer Gene Littler. Exquisite paint, chrome and interior. Gorgeous wood. Spotless underneath. The door gaps aren’t quite even but that takes little away from a breathtaking car that has received the kind of restoration it deserves. – Hammered not sold at $100,000 at Bonhams Scottsdale this year and bought here for a price that is no more than its elegance and rarity deserve.
Lot # 24 1965 Shelby Cobra 289 Roadster; S/N CSX 2448; Black/Black; Estimate $1,200,000 – $1,400,000; Competition restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $1,050,000. – White center polished rim Halibrand centerlock alloy wheels, Pin-drive Halibrand mag wheels, Goodyear Blue Streak tires, four downdraft Webers, braced chrome paperclip rollbar, quick release fuel fill cap, woodrim steering wheel, quick jack pickups, side outlet exhausts, flared fenders, wide wheels and tires, later top-loader gearbox installed, a T10 is included. – Raced from new by Paul Wood, stored from 1976-2006, then restored. Not the original engine or gearbox(es). Excellent paint, chrome, interior, chassis and engine. Restored better than new although the flares and wide wheels are a bit over the top. – Some early race history of little account and a replacement engine and gearbox are enough to offset the simply lovely recent restoration. The reported high bid reflects this Cobra’s history and presentation and could have been accepted with no regret.
Lot # 111 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback; S/N SFM5S111; Wimbledon White, Blue stripes/Black; Estimate $300,000 – $350,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $300,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $330,000. – American Racing wheels, Vredestein tires, hood pins, woodrim steering wheel, Shelby gauges, battery in trunk. – Spotless fresh engine bay. Excellent paint, chrome and interior. Even gaps. Last of the first 113-car batch in 1965. Fitted with a 351 in period, and the correct 289 currently in the car is not represented as original. Restored in 2012 and still just about perfect. Nothing too big to pick on. – Sold for exactly the same $330,000 at Gooding Pebble Beach in 2013, which was a huge result at the time. First-year GT350 values have picked up quite a bit since then, but this is still a good result for a non-matching numbers car.