RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, August 18-19, 2017

RM Sotheby’s found itself back in a tent in Portola Plaza again this year as the Convention Center reconstruction remained incomplete.

And it wasn’t the same tent as last year. That one was damaged beyond expedient repair just a week before setup began and another had to be substituted. The area was the same but the tent’s structure was different (15’ bays instead of last years’ tent’s 20’ bays) so much of the aesthetic setup had to be revised at the last minute.

The change was invisible when the doors opened, a major accomplishment by Greg Sparling and the RM crew.

Inside display was limited to the Ferrari Performance Collection in one of the ballrooms, moving even some of the headline cars – like the Friday Aston Martins – to the auction tent and the back of the Plaza.

Then there was the decision of Gooding & Company (and the Pebble Beach Concours) to shift to a Friday-Saturday schedule, during the day on Friday but starting at 6PM on Saturday, exactly when RM Sotheby’s started.

Despite the complications 2017 turned out to be one of RM’s best-ever Monterey auctions, as the numbers below show.

Their Aston Martin DBR/1 set an all-time record for a British car at auction on Friday. Its DB4GT Prototype counterpart effectively doubled the best-ever price for a DB4GT. The featured ‘Ferrari Performance Collection’ brought ambitious money on Saturday.

 

Year Cars Sold/ Offered Sale % Sold < Low Est Sold > High Est Average Sale Median Sale Total $
2017 103/116 88.8% 54% 15% $1,289,233 $451,000

[35%]

$132,790,950
2016 82/100 82% 72.8% 9.9% $1,438,110 $462,000

[32.1%]

$117,925,000
2015 129/150 86% 54% 9.7% $1,296,961 $407,000

[31.4%]

$167,308,000
2014 120/129 93% 33.3% 20.8% $1,202,578 $451,000

[37.5%]

$144,309,350

On their face the numbers compare unfavorably with 2015, but that was a three-day event featuring the ‘Pinnacle Portfolio’. The 2-day 2015 Monterey auction total was $97,195,500, including three post-block transactions for undisclosed individual results but included in RM’s after-sale total. By that measure 2017 was, especially given the logistical challenges, a major success. It was helped in no small measure by the probably once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire an Aston Martin DBR/1.

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

All the cars in the RM Sotheby’s auction are reported below, even those not reviewed on-site. They are sorted by Marque, Model, Body Style and Year.

Angus McKenzie ©2017 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

Lot # 151 1953 Abarth 1100 Sport Coupe, Body by Ghia; S/N 205104; Engine # 594933; Estimate $750,000 – $1,000,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $810,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $891,000

Lot # 267 1958 AC Aceca-Bristol Coupe; S/N BEX632; Engine # 3804; Black/Red leather; Estimate $240,000 – $280,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $260,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $286,000 – Silver painted wire wheels, Pirelli tires, woodrim steering wheel, 100B2 engine, electric overdrive, radio comes with but not installed. – Restored by AC Cars in 1997, the last car to leave AC before it shut down. Excellent paint, chrome, interior and wood trim. Two owners before the seller, Peter Sachs and Jim Mullen, current owner since 2013. Looks like it was done last year. – Expensive for an Aceca Bristol, but this one is so well taken care of with known ownership history and excellent provenance the bidders’ enthusiasm for it is entirely reasonable.

Lot # 138 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale, Body by Bertone; S/N AR1012000338; Engine # AR0012000790; Dark Blue/White leather piped in Red; Estimate $125,000 – $175,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $125,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $137,500 – Steel wheels with hub caps, original drivetrain. – Good paint and brightwork. Very good panel fit. The emblems are a bit tarnished. The engine is clean but does have some tarnishing. The interior is very clean, although the original steering wheel is aged. An older restoration with a few imperfections. – All the Monterey auctions seemed to have a Sprint Speciale somewhere. Long overlooked despite their performance and Disco Volante styling they remain a curiously overlooked subset of Giulietta and Giulia Alfas. This wasn’t the most expensive of them this week, and it brought a good value to its new owner.

Lot # 170 1966 Amphicar 770 Convertible; S/N 106523027; Blue/White; White top; Estimate $60,000 – $75,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $75,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $82,500 – Body color wheels with hubcaps, vinyl interior, includes documentation. – Good paint and panel fit. The vent windows have some chipped chrome. The seats have been redone, although the steering column is quite aged and paint chipped. A decent older restoration done about 10 years ago. – Sold at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach in 2007 for $67,100, then sold at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach in 2011 for $66,000 and again at RM Arizona this year for $73,700. The almost unique novelty of the Amphicar has led to values steadily increasing over the years, but this car is ahead of the curve and has been lucky to beat the market each trip across the block.

Lot # 132 1937 Aston Martin 15/98 Short-Chassis Drophead Coupe, Body by E.D. Abbott; S/N A9/825/SC; Estimate $275,000 – $375,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $200,000

Lot # 149 1949 Aston Martin 2-Litre Sports Drophead Coupe; S/N AMC495; Engine # VB6B50/51; Blue, White/Beige; Beige top; Estimate $1,050,000 – $1,300,000; Unrestored original, 3- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $900,000 – Wire wheels, SU carbs, driving lights, boot cover, rear wheel spats. – 11th overall, 4th in class at Le Mans in 1949 driven by Robert Lawrie and Dr. Richard Parker with later 2.6 liter engine installed at Aston Martin in 1953. Stolen in Japan in the 90’s and took nine years to reclaim, fortunately in well preserved largely original condition. The original paint has several large cracks on the right side fender, door and quarter panel, and the driver’s door. The brightwork has light tarnish but is not overly pitted. The engine bay and mechanicals are old, oily and tarnished. The seat is heavily worn and the steering wheel has a broken spoke. A fairly well preserved Le Mans racer with a terrific story. – Aside from the road car windshield and the later W.O. Bentley-designed engine this Aston is substantially as it raced at Le Mans in 1949 and shows 86,451 probably original miles. It is a nice piece of history, even if it’s only a footnote to Aston’s later successes at La Sarthe. The consignor’s decision that it is worth more than the money offered here is understandable.

Lot # 146 1989 Aston Martin AMR1 Group C; S/N AMR1/04; Estimate $475,000 – $675,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $560,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $616,000

Lot # 163 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Coupe; S/N DB4580L; Engine # 370584; Caribbean Pearl/Blue; Estimate $650,000 – $800,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $680,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $748,000 – Borrani wire wheels, Motorola radio, original engine, woodrim steering wheel, comes with jack, owners handbook, tools and brochure. – Factory LHD car. Engine attended to recently with a reground crank, new bearings and rear seal along with clutch. Very good paint. The wheels have been thoroughly cleaned and polished. The brightwork is vet clean and shiny. The mechanicals and underbody have minimal wear the interior is extremely clean and unused. A beautiful restoration retaining much of its originality. – Sold for $797,500 at RM Monterey in 2015, just after the most recent work, and bought here at a price that is reasonable for both the buyer and the seller.

Tim Scott ©2017 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

Lot # 147 1959 Aston Martin DB4GT Prototype Coupe; S/N DP199/1; Engine # 3700184GT; Green, Red and White stripes/Black, Green; Estimate $6,000,000 – $8,000,000; Older restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $6,150,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $6,765,000 – 3,670cc/280hp, dual ignition, 4-speed, painted Borrani wire wheels, Girling brakes, Smiths gauges, Lucas driving lights, racing bucket seats. – Stunning paint and excellent panel fit, the underbody has very little wear and the interior is excellent. Restored in 1989, but still looks fantastic. A very well performed restoration of this very significant DB4 GT. Prototype for all DB4 GTs, 1959 Le Mans entrant, Silverstone lap record setter driven by Stirling Moss. – This is a milestone DB4GT, but also a milestone price for one, more than double the next closest transaction. Its significance can’t be overlooked, however, and it should wear its price as well as it wears its nearly 40-year old restoration.

Lot # 156 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe; S/N DB52268L; Engine # 4002305; California Sage/Beige leather; Estimate $1,200,000 – $1,400,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $1,100,000 – Factory air conditioning, Borrani wire wheels, Bosch AM/FM radio, US delivery car. – Originally an automatic, changed to a ZF 5-speed at some point. Excellent paint and brightwork. The panel gaps are all consistent. The engine compartment is a bit aged and the interior is immaculate. With the current owner since 1988, and it was restored in the 1990s but still looks very good. – With the changed gearbox, despite the superiority of the ZF stick shift to the original automatic, and the age of the restoration this DB5 could have been let go at the reported bid with only minimal regret.

Lot # 148 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 Roadster; S/N DBR1/1; Engine # RB63003; Green/Gray; Estimate -; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $20,500,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $22,550,000 – Painted Borrani wheels, Smiths gauges, triple Webers, full width Plexiglas windscreen, low head fairing. – The paint is very good with only a few filled chips near the rear wheel arch air intakes, the underbody and mechanicals are excellent. The interior shows minimal wear. A well presented and historic Aston Martin with a new nose after a 1963 Silverstone crash but otherwise original. The first DBR1 produced, driven by Stirling Moss, Roy Salvadori, Jack Brabham, and Carroll Shelby. Dnf at Le Mans 1958, winner of the 1959 Nürburgring 1,000 km driven by Stirling Moss and Jack Fairman. Comes with two engines, a modern one for historic racing and the original as installed at Feltham. Known history from new and thoroughly documented. – A car of undoubted performance and history as well as subtle beauty, known history from new with some of the finest drivers of the era and a race winner at the Nürburgring in Aston’s championship year. This is record for a British car at auction, besting last year’s RM Sotheby’s Le Mans winning D-type (s/n XKD 501) by a few dollars [well, $770,000, but that’s only 3.5% in this rarified atmosphere] and much more rare, there being only five DBR1s. This result is appropriate, but it could have brought more without piercing the bounds of reason.

Lot # 145 2006 Aston Martin DBR9 Coupe; S/N DBR9/9; Estimate $275,000 – $325,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $560,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $616,000

Lot # 150 1935 Aston Martin Ulster Competition Sports; S/N B5/549/U; Engine # B5/549/U; Estimate $2,500,000 – $3,000,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,975,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $2,172,500

Lot # 160 1978 Aston Martin V8 ‘Canadian Vantage’ Coupe; S/N V8/11904/LCA; Engine # V540/1904/S; Estimate $300,000 – $350,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $280,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $308,000

Lot # 124 1936 Auburn 852 SC Speedster; S/N 35209E; Engine # GH6349; Estimate $700,000 – $900,000; Not viewed, notes from the catalog condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $925,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,017,500 – — Sold by Christie’s in Greenwich in 2005 for $246,000 in parlous condition, then by RM in Monterey three years later fresh from restoration for $533,500, by RM in Monterey again in 2014 for $550,000 and here for a breathtaking price.

Lot # 169 1964 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III Phase 2 Convertible; S/N HBJ8L/26879; Engine # 29KRUH1629; Estimate $60,000 – $80,000; Not viewed, notes from the catalog condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $62,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $68,750 – — Sold for $61,600 at Gooding Scottsdale in 2014.

Lot # 253 1938 Avions Voisin C28 Cabriolet, Body by Saliot; S/N 53002; Engine # 53018; Estimate $800,000 – $1,000,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $375,000

Lot # 133 1930 Bentley 6 1/2 Liter Speed Six Sportsman’s Saloon, Body by Corsica; S/N HM2861; Engine # LR2782; Estimate $3,500,000 – $5,500,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $3,100,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $3,410,000

Lot # 243 1925 Bugatti Type 35C Grand Prix; S/N 4572; Engine # 50; Blue/Beige leather; Estimate $1,100,000 – $1,300,000; Competition restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,050,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,155,000 – RHD. Single aeroscreen, no spare, fire system, electric starter. – Believed to have been raced by Bugatti at the ACF Grand Prix at Montlhéry in 1925, finishing 8th. A busy vintage racer with last Monterey sticker in 2016. Good paint, sound older upholstery, orderly engine and chassis in race-ready condition. Provenance includes J.B. Nethercutt, ‘Bunny’ Phillips (who updated it to 35C configuration) and Dr. Richard Riddell in whose hands it raced at the Historics twelve times. Bunny Phillips body, mixed components but most if not all are of Bugatti origin – A typically mixed-up Bugatti but one with a long and honorable history in California among people who knew what it was and treated it with respect. It is what it is, makes no pretense for being anything else and is a sound value at this price.

Lot # 123 1937 Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet; S/N 57156; Engine # 280; Estimate $1,200,000 – $1,500,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $520,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $572,000

Lot # 244 1953 Cunningham C-3 Coupe, Body by Vignale; S/N 5223; Engine # C54281979; Black/Red leather; Estimate $750,000 – $950,000; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,000,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,100,000 – Chrysler Hemi with a single four barrel, chrome wire wheels, power brakes, red line tires, automatic, power windows, woodrim steering wheel, pushbutton radio, bench seat. – Good paint and interior. Poor chrome around the vent windows. Delaminating windshield. Chassis and underbody sprayed assembled with undercoat leaving many shadows. A rare car with superlative Cunningham family provenance cosmetically restored to highly presentable standards. – This result is representative for a well restored Cunningham C-3 and this example is better described as well-preserved with recent refreshing of its cosmetics. Its history, though, is unparalleled, from Briggs to his daughter Lucie and now the new owner. With Historic Vehicle Association endorsement it is a benchmark in American automobiles, deserves every penny of the price it brought and should be preserved as it is for posterity.

Lot # 157 1946 Delahaye 135 Cabriolet, Body by Graber; S/N 800320; Engine # 800320; Estimate $450,000 – $650,000; Not viewed, notes from the catalog condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $400,000 – Sold at the New York Auto Salon in 1999 for $170,500 fresh from restoration.

Lot # 260 1938 Delahaye 135M Coupe, Body by Van Leersum; S/N 49349; Engine # 49349; Estimate $550,000 – $750,000; condition; Withdrawn

Lot # 263 1974 DeTomaso Pantera L Coupe, Body by Ghia; S/N THPNPM07380; Engine # 6509; Pantera Orange/Black vinyl; Estimate $125,000 – $175,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $185,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $203,500 – Campagnolo wheels, Goodyear Arriva tires, Ansa exhaust, dual mirrors, pushbutton radio. – Represented as the last US-spec Pantera. Very good repaint. The bumper plastic is a little dull. The older tires are sound. The interior is excellent and pretty much like new with newer upholstery and carpets. Underbody is very good. A less desirable, less powerful Pantera L model, but a very good unmolested and unrestored example. – This is a record price for a Pantera L, and this would even be staggering money for a more desirable pre-L or even a GTS model. This is a great, unrestored example, but that only goes part of the way in explaining this monumental price.

Darin Schnabel ©2017 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

Lot # 236 1923 Duesenberg Model A Sport Phaeton; S/N 977; Engine # 1373; Dark Green/Oak Green leather; Beige cloth top; Estimate $350,000 – $400,000; Recent restoration, 1 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $370,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $407,000 – Black centerlock wire wheels, blackwall tires, opening windshield, Stewart sidelights, dual SU sidedraft carbs, Bausch & Lomb headlights, rear-mounted spare. – Owned by the Killorin family from 1948 until 2015. Cadillac body. Featured in The Classic Car and CCCA recognized as a Full Classic ™. Restored like new, aside from the dual carbs, and runs like a train. Excellent paint, nickel, upholstery and top. Engine and chassis are clean and orderly. A highly impressive automobile. – Sold by RM at Hershey in 2015 for $374,000 from the Killorin family’s ownership and changed hands here in substantially the same impressive condition for substantially the same price.

Lot # 248 1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe, Body by Murphy; S/N 2168; Engine # J-147; Silver/Green leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $1,400,000 – $1,700,000; Concours restoration, 1 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,300,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,430,000 – Chrome wire wheels, blackwall tires, dual sidemounts with chrome bands, rumble seat, luggage rack, dual Lorraine remote spotlights, single windshield wiper, polished curved hood side vents. – Originally Sweep Panel dual cowl phaeton bodied by Le Baron, swapped by the body on Philip K. Wrigley’s J-121, later owned by baseball team owner Bill Veeck, Jr. Block and crankshaft swapped by John Troka for J-245, firewall 2253 included. Restored in 2009, displayed at Pebble Beach, Amelia Award winner in 2011. A-C-D Category One. Excellent paint, chrome, top and interior. Chassis and engine compartment are show quality. The engine number matches its Porsche documentation. The only knock might be the polished aluminum luggage rack which has small pits. – It was an older restored car in black when sold by Brooks at Hershey in 2000 for $530,500 and how much it cost to make it into the jewelry it is today is an amount shared only by the restorer, the owner, his banker and the IRS, but it’s not an inconsiderable part of the increment in value since 2000. Sold at Auburn Fall in 2015 for $1,402,500 and no less attractive nor valuable today than it was then.

Lot # 140 1955 Ferrari 121 LM Spider, Body by Scaglietti; S/N 0546LM; Engine # 0546LM; Blue, White accent/Brown; Estimate $6,500,000 – $7,500,000; Not viewed, notes from the catalog condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $5,200,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $5,720,000 – 4,412cc inline six, 330hp, 5-speed transaxle. – Raced in the 1955 Miglia by Paolo Marzotto (dnf, tire failure accident) and at Le Mans (dnf, engine), then sold to Bill Doheny and was the car Ernie McAfee was driving when he was killed at Pebble Beach in 1956. One of three 121 LMs built. Rebuilt for Doheny (but without a chassis stamp after the repairs) with the matching numbers engine and transmission. – What a beast this must be to drive, an experience not unrelated to the price it brought or its rarity.

Courtesy of Archivio Foto Locci and RM Sotheby’s

Lot # 152 1950 Ferrari 166 MM/212 Export l’Uovo Coupe, Body by Fontana; S/N 024MB; Engine # 117; Celeste Blue, Dark Blue /; Estimate $5,000,000 – $7,000,000; Not viewed, notes from the catalog condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $4,100,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $4,510,000 RHD. – Built for Giannino Marzotto after his brother Umberto damaged the original body in the 1950 Mille Miglia. Designed by sculptor Franco Reggiani with truly unique aerodynamic coachwork, especially in plan view when the tapered pontoon front fenders are evident, with frameless windshield and cantilevered roof. Raced by Marzotto with mixed success but promising performance. Eventually bought by Jack du Gan and restored in the UK in time for the 1986 Mille Miglia where it competed again with du Gan and then the present owner. – This Ferrari is like the Breadvan, a car that is famous and instantly recognizable in its own right even though not as Ferrari delivered it, to the everlasting annoyance of Ferrari Classiche. Its MM appearances and association with the impeccably tailored Marzotto brothers is enough history by itself, but the coachwork makes it a singular opportunity. The new owner got a unique Ferrari [not ‘very unique’ or ‘one of the most unique’ but just plain as Webster explains ‘unique’] for a most advantageous price.

Lot # 216 1969 Ferrari 206 GT Dino Coupe, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 0362; Red/Black vinyl; Estimate $650,000 – $750,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $570,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $627,000 – Ferrari Performance Collection. –

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Lot # 242 1969 Ferrari 246 GT Dino Coupe L-series, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 00522; Rosso Rubino/Black leather, Red bars; Estimate $350,000 – $425,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $375,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $412,500 – Centerlock Cromodora wheels, Michelin XWX tires, Daytona style headrest seats, woodrim steering wheel. – Restored in 2015 with excellent fresh paint, chrome and interior. Driver’s seat shows barely any use. Engine, chassis and underbody are like new. A pristine early Dino. – The top Dino 246 transaction in Monterey this year and a car that deserves even this premium price for the quality of its restoration.

Lot # 136 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe, Body by Pinin Farina; S/N 1433GT; Engine # 1433GT; Dark Blue, Silver roof/Tan leather; Estimate $700,000 – $900,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $554,545 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $610,000 – Represented to have the original engine, restored in the early 00’s in Germany. – Post-block sale at this result.

Lot # 128 1954 Ferrari 250 GT Europa Coupe, Body by Pinin Farina; S/N 0377GT; Engine # 0377 GT; Estimate $2,000,000 – $2,800,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $1,600,000

Lot # 220 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 02985; Engine # 02985; Silver/Dark Grey leather; Estimate $8,500,000 – $10,000,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $7,550,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $8,305,000 – Chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Pirelli tires, Marchal head and fog lights. – Owned by Charles Betz and Fred Peters for four decades. Freshly restored like new with better cosmetics by Betz and Peters in 2015, Cavallino Platinum in 2016. Ferrari Classiche Red Book certified. – The only SWB in the Monterey auctions this year and one of the stars of the Ferrari Performance Collection at RM, the new owner could have paid more than this result and still been in good shape, it’s that good a car and history.

Lot # 218 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 10147; Engine # 10147; Red/Black leather; Estimate $2,750,000 – $3,250,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,750,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $3,025,000 – Chrome spoke, Borrani wire wheels, Michelin XWX tires, Carello headlights. – A 1985 restoration to like new condition by John Hadjuk with excellent paint, chrome and interior. Done like new underhood, a little dusty. Engine rebuilt by Patrick Ottis in 1997 with further work to the suspension, brakes and a repaint. More cosmetics and yet another interior in 2011. Still looks clean and sharp but is starting to show its age. Ferrari Classiche Red Book. Ferrari Performance Collection. – Sold by Gooding & Company at Amelia Island in 2011 for $1,155,000. It is in almost the same condition today, just a little older and showing 3,974 more miles on its odometer. The 2.6x increase in value is what’s happened since the aftermath of the Great Recession. This is an appropriate result for this very good 275 GTB/4.

Lot # 241 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Berlinetta Alloy, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 07933; Engine # 07933; Silver/Light Blue leather; Estimate $2,900,000 – $3,400,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $3,250,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $3,575,000 – Chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Michelin XWX tires, interim driveshaft. – Excellent paint, chrome and interior. Engine compartment is presented like new, as is the underbody. Dash and gauges are crisp and clear. No racing history. Restored in 2015. Ferrari Classiche Red Book certified. – Sold here in 2001 for $204,955 before restoration, then in 2010 at RM Monaco for $1,042,886. It is presented here as fully restored, yet its history as cataloged records only regular attention to its cosmetics. It doesn’t get much better than this and the Monterey bidders recognized its quality and preservation with a fully appropriate price.

Lot # 215 1976 Ferrari 308 GTB Berlinetta ‘Vetroresina’, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 19397; Engine # 01789; Red/Beige leather, Black stripes; Estimate $175,000 – $225,000; Cosmetic restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $175,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $192,500 – Grey painted 5-spoke alloy wheels, Michelin XWX tires, air conditioning, Clarion cassette stereo, tools, manuals. – Very good paint and interior. Engine compartment is like new. Cosmetically restored in the 90’s and meticulously maintained since, it presents like a fully restored car. Recent service with new belts. Ferrari Performance Collection. – Sold by Gooding & Company here in Pebble Beach in 2015 for $247,500, a fairly astounding result even for a fiberglass bodied 308 GTB. This result is more consistent with its character and quality.

Lot # 213 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS Spider, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFXA20A7K0079638; Engine # 15977; Red, Black roof panel/Black leather; Estimate $90,000 – $120,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $140,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $154,000 – 5-spoke modular wheels, Pirelli tires, air conditioning, Kenwood stereo. – Very good original paint and interior. Aside from a faded expansion tank label the engine compartment is like new. 8,521 miles from new and impeccably maintained. – This is a seriously magnanimous price, even for such a well maintained 328 GTS with modest miles and contrasts sharply with the $104,500 price of s/n 78733 at Gooding earlier today.

Lot # 262 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Coupe, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 09847; Engine # 09874; Black/Claret leather; Estimate $550,000 – $650,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $510,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $561,000 – Chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Michelin XWX tires, power windows, air conditioning, Cibie halogen headlights, speakers, no radio. – Good older repaint with some light orange peel below the quarter windows and a chip or three. Sound but occasionally scuffed chrome trim. Good, lightly stretched older interior. Orderly and tidy lightly used engine compartment. A highly presentable driver. – A sound and attractive 330 GTC bought for a sound and attractive price appropriate to its condition.

Lot # 142 1952 Ferrari 342 America Cabriolet, Body by Vignale; S/N 0232AL; Engine # 0232AL; Estimate $2,250,000 – $3,000,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,050,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $2,255,000

Lot # 224 2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale Coupe; S/N ZFFDU57A040139182; Red, White stripe/Black leather; Estimate $275,000 – $325,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $235,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $258,500 – SF shields, carbon fiber interior and exterior trim, climate control, red calipers, 7-spoke alloy wheels, Pirelli tires. Assembly number 56337. – 3,847 miles and like new. Belt and fluid serviced five months ago. Ferrari Performance Collection. – With only a few miles and a recent professional service the price paid for this 360 Challenge Stradale is modest.

Lot # 226 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 16445; Engine # B2208; Red/Beige leather, Black bars; Estimate $700,000 – $750,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $650,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $715,000 – Cromodora five spoke alloy wheels, Michelin XWX tires, power windows, Veglia air conditioning, Becker Mexico cassette, painted nose panel, popup lights. – Excellent fresh paint, interior and chrome. The engine compartment is like new. Quarter windows have some fit issues with lumpy sealer. Generally better than new but not too far. FCA Platinum in March of this year, Ferrari Classiche certified. – The most expensive Daytona Berlinetta in Monterey, with a gorgeous fresh restoration that fully supported the superior (at least for this year in this Daytona-rich environment) price it brought.

Lot # 126 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta “Harrah Hot Rod”, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 14169; Engine # B910; Dark Red/Beige leather, Black bars; Estimate $750,000 – $900,000; Not viewed, notes from the catalog condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $625,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $687,500 – Borrani wire wheels, 9-inch wide rear wheels, flared rear fenders, silver painted nose panel, popup lights, headrest seats. – William Fisk Harrah’s personal Daytona. Recent paint, 386 dyno horsepower Patrick Ottis engine. – Sold by Gooding at Pebble Beach in 2008 for $341,000, a famous car that brought little if any premium for its Bill Harrah history.

Lot # 234 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 15007; Engine # B1488; Red, Black sills/Tan leather, Black bars; Black cloth top; Estimate $1,600,000 – $2,000,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,975,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $2,172,500 – Chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Michelin XWX tires, Becker Europa AM-FM, Veglia A/C. – Known ownership history from new, stored since 1997, 36,524 miles. Good older paint with small edge chips, lightly scuffed chrome trim. Sound original upholstery showing a little age but the foam filler is disintegrating and falling like yellow snow on the carpet behind the seats. Uneven trunk fit. Top boot cover covering is loose. Good door fit. Dirty original engine compartment with no belt on the air conditioning compressor. Goopy undercoat in the wheel wells. Cosmetically maintained but with many needs and not benefiting from the long storage – The other Daytona Spider here in Monterey was at Bonhams and was, in condition at least, the antithesis of this one. It was bid to $2.1 Million but not sold, endorsing the result attained by this needy Daytona Spider here at RM and suggesting a fairly hefty premium here for the mysterious history, known miles and fairly good (aside from the seat foam) preservation.

Lot # 245 1969 Ferrari 365 GTS Spider, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 12163; Engine # 245CA1450; Ivory/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $2,800,000 – $3,200,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,475,000 – plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $2,722,500 Centerlock alloy wheels, Michelin XWX tires, multiband cassette stereo, power windows, books, keys, complete tool roll, records. – Displayed at the 1969 Brussels Motor Show by Garage Francorchamps. Impeccable paint, chrome and interior. Meticulous engine compartment and underbody. Freshly, crisply restored by Joe Leweck to showroom condition with better cosmetics. Ferrari Classiche replacement engine – Sold by Brooks in Gstaad in 1998 for $191,057 in mostly original condition, how times have changed. Today this is a realistic price for a seductive, sleek 365 GTS in impeccable condition.

Lot # 249 1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica S III Coupe, Body by Pinin Farina; S/N 1305SA; Engine # 1305SA; Dark Green/Beige leather; Estimate $5,500,000 – $6,500,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $4,850,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $5,335,000 – Chrome spoke Borranis, Pirelli Cinturato tires, covered headlights. – Restored in the 1970’s by John Hajduk, painted assembled then, now cracked and chipped. Weak trim chrome. Surface cracked but sound original interior. Foggy gauge lenses. Orderly engine compartment. Dry unrestored chassis. Good enough to use, not to show except as a sound example of a four decade old restoration. – A rare and attractive example with some unique (at least among the twelve 410 SA Series IIIs) coachwork features with a quality old restoration that remains good enough to be driven and shown with pride at the end of a day’s run. At some point it will warrant a new restoration, but that day is well into the future and the new owner should be as pleased with this price as with the car.

Lot # 214 2009 Ferrari 430 Scuderia Coupe; S/N ZFFKW64A590167241; Red, Gray stripes/Black; Estimate $250,000 – $300,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $210,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $231,000 – Cross-drilled carbon ceramic rotors, red contrast stitching, Alcantara seats, carbon fiber interior trim, climate control, power windows, factory radio. – Represented with just 3,720 miles and doesn’t look to have ever seen the track. Looks like a new car. – Against a $280,000 MSRP, this car seems to have held its value pretty well. After less than 10 years of age, it’s still not quite a full-blown collector car.

Lot # 252 1954 Ferrari 500/735 Mondial Spider, Body by Pinin Farina; S/N 0448MD; Red/Beige leather; Estimate $4,000,000 – $5,500,000; Competition car, original as-raced, 3- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $3,500,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $3,850,000 – RHD. Silver painted wire wheels, Dunlop Racing tires, full width Plexi windscreen, huge quick release fuel cap in the center of the rear deck, spring clamp and strap hood holddowns, covered Marchal headlights, metal passenger’s seat cover. – Originally sold to Tony Parravano and raced at Willow Springs by Bob Drake and Pat O’Connor. Foggy old headlight lenses. Good recent repaint over old paint. Sound older upholstery. Old underbody, chassis and frame sprayed assembled with chassis black with many shadows and holidays. Superficially presented for the auction and ‘believed to have’ a 2.9 liter 735 engine of some 225hp. – This is a neat old West Coast race car but its mediocre condition and sketchy history, let alone the uncertainty about its engine, make this a generous price. It is largely inconceivable why the displacement of the engine, easily determined by any NHRA inspector with a simple gauge, couldn’t be verified before cataloging a $3MM car. And if it had been, it might have been a $4MM car.

Lot # 225 1983 Ferrari 512 BBi Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFJA09B000045929; Engine # 00517; Red/Beige leather; Estimate $275,000 – $325,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $220,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $242,000 – Pioneer cassette stereo, Borletti air conditioning, power windows, 5-spoke alloy centerlock wheels, TRX tires. – Good older repaint, otherwise original, very clean and barely used with 20,460 miles. Belt serviced in 2015. Ferrari Classiche Red Book certified. Ferrari Performance Collection. – A quality, well maintained, highly original Boxer that sold for a representative price among the many Boxers in Monterey.

Lot # 221 1984 Ferrari 512 BBi Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFJA09B000048723; Red/Black leather, Red bars; Estimate $375,000 – $450,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $390,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $429,000 – Air conditioning, Pioneer cassette stereo, power windows, 5-spoke alloy wheels, TRX tires, Daytona style headrest seats. – Very good original paint and interior. The seats are lightly stretched, the underbody is original and clean, all appropriate to the 911 miles showing on the odometer. Gauges and interior switches and controls are clean, bright and crisp. Ferrari Performance Collection. – Offered by Mecum here in Monterey two years ago in 2015 where a bid of $600,000 was reported. Even at this price this is far and away the most expensive of the half-dozen 512 BBIs in the Monterey auctions, and it deserves to be.

Lot # 219 2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica Convertible, Body by Scaglietti; S/N ZFFGT61A750145724; Silverstone/Black leather; Estimate $375,000 – $450,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $385,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $423,500 – SF shields, F1 gearbox, Fiorano handling package, CD changer, climate control, carbon fiber interior trim, yellow calipers – 1,750 miles and like new. Ferrari Performance Collection. – A quality car with barely any miles, a recent service and exemplary performance that brought a modest price here and should make its new owner proud of the car and what was paid for it.

Lot # 217 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO Berlinetta, Body by Scaglietti; S/N ZFF70RCA0B0175165; Red, Matte Black roof/Black leather, Alcantara inserts; Estimate $700,000 – $800,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $670,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $737,000 – SF shields, red calipers, carbon brake discs, matte grey 5-spoke wheels, climate control, CD stereo, red interior stitching, carbon fiber door sill trim, rear parking sensors. – 520 miles and like new, one of 125 U.S. spec cars built. Ferrari Performance Collection. – If that’s what the bidders say, then that’s what it’s worth even though that’s a lot to pay for the 50 more horsepower than a 599 GTB Fiorano.

Lot # 222 1991 Ferrari F40 Berlinetta; S/N ZFFMN34A9M0087895; Red/Red cloth; Estimate $1,300,000 – $1,500,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,400,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,540,000 – Air conditioning, Schedoni luggage, tools, manuals. Assembly number 05739. – 2,803 miles, U.S. specification, two owners, like new, even the driver’s seat bolster and seatbelt pocket are pristine. Cam belt serviced in 2014. Ferrari Performance Collection. – One of two F40s in the Monterey auctions, the other, with comparable miles, being sold at Bonhams for $75,000 less on the hammer, a difference not worth parsing.

Lot # 223 2009 Ferrari F430 Scuderia 16M Spider; S/N ZFFKW66A090166916; Engine # 148293; Red, Red, White, Green stripe/Black Alcantara, Red mesh inserts; Estimate $350,000 – $400,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $335,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $368,500 – SF shields, matte grey 5-spoke alloy wheels, red calipers, climate control, CD changer stereo, Manettino steering wheel, carbon fiber brake discs, power windows. – 2,525 miles, three owners, unblemished and like new. Ferrari Performance Collection. – A retail price.

Lot # 227 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari Berlinetta; S/N ZFF76ZFA9F0211998; Black/Black leather; Estimate $3,300,000 – $3,800,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $3,100,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $3,410,000 – Yellow calipers, SF shields, carbon fiber trim, telemetry kit, black sports exhaust, large-size seats – 4,000 miles and like new. – This was the low transaction of the three LaFerraris that sold in Monterey (of four offered). Its all-in price is $110,000 below the median transaction, a function at least partially of the ‘high’, at least in LaFerrari terms, mileage.

Lot # 269 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Berlinetta Monospecchio, Body by Pininfarina; S/N ZFFSA17A0G0065937; Engine # 41; Blu Chiaro Metallizato/Cream leather; Estimate $150,000 – $200,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $132,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $145,750

Lot # 131 2006 Ford GT Coupe; S/N 1FAFP90SX6Y401583; Midnight Blue, White stripes/Black; Estimate $275,000 – $350,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $345,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $379,500 – BBS wheels, factory CD stereo. – 60 original miles. Excellent paint and body. The mechanicals are like new and the interior is unused. Essentially a new car. – Even by Ford GT standards, 60 miles is low. It might be in the same like-new condition as the rest of them, but the low digits on the odometer inspired enthusiastic bidding and a very expensive price that borders on unreasonable. There were seven GTs in the Monterey auctions and all of them were, with the exception of a Heritage Edition, less than this result.

Lot # 162 1939 Frazer Nash-BMW 328 Sports Roadster, Body by Leacroft; S/N 85427; Engine # 85427; Estimate $500,000 – $700,000; Not viewed, notes from the catalog condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $750,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $825,000 – Sold at Bonhams Goodwood Revival auction in 2006 for $474,349 (GBP 249,000 at the time; this result is GBP 642,200.)

Lot # 158 1961 Ghia L 6.4 Coupe; S/N 0302; Estimate $300,000 – $375,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $380,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $418,000

Lot # 231 1966 Iso Grifo GL Series I Coupe, Body by Bertone; S/N GL650082; Estimate $275,000 – $350,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $275,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $302,500

Lot # 125 1993 Jaguar XJ 220 Coupe; S/N SAJJEAEX8AX220672; Ruby Red/Beige leather; Estimate $350,000 – $450,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $380,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $418,000 – Alpine radio, power windows. – Imported and sold new by RM Classic Cars. Showing 3,390 original kilometers. Excellent paint and body. The engine is like new and the interior looks unused. Essentially a new car. – With Ferrari F50s getting seven-figure prices and McLaren F1s commanding eight, this transaction seems like quite a deal for an early ’90s top-range supercar with a 220-mph top speed (it was the world’s fastest production car when new). Even so, the six-cylinder two-wheel drive XJ220 was still a disappointment to customers who were promised something more exotic. Many pre-introduction buyers forfeited their deposits and values for these cars followed that track. This was an appropriate result.

Lot # 135 1950 Jaguar XK 120 Alloy Roadster; S/N 670111; Engine # W1216-8; Estimate $300,000 – $400,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $300,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $330,000

Lot # 165 1966 Jaguar XKE SI 4.2 2 + 2; S/N 1E76624; Engine # 7E52084-9; Estimate $80,000 – $100,000; Not viewed, notes from the catalog condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $65,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $71,500 – Sold for $104,500 here in 2014, then $70,400 at Amelia five months ago.

Lot # 114 1966 Jaguar XKE SI 4.2 Fixed Head Coupe; S/N 1E32560; Engine # 7E7762-9; Estimate $125,000 – $175,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $155,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $170,500

Lot # 120 1966 Jaguar XKE SI 4.2 Roadster; S/N 1E12009; Engine # 7E6769-9; Estimate $220,000 – $280,000; Not viewed, notes from the catalog condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $200,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $220,000 – Sold by RM here in 2014 for $324,500, then at Amelia five months ago for $242,000, the same as this result would have been with the buyer’s commission added.

Lot # 232 1966 Jaguar XKE SI 4.2 Roadster; S/N 1E14412; Engine # 7E11665-9; Estimate $225,000 – $275,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $230,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $253,000

Lot # 270 1958 Kurtis-Kraft 500 Half Midget; S/N 08; Estimate $25,000 – $35,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $11,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $12,100

Lot # 233 2006 Lamborghini Concept S Roadster; S/N ZHWGE32T86LA00001; Estimate $1,800,000 – $2,500,000; Not viewed, notes from the catalog condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,200,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,320,000 – — Reported bid to $1.7 million at RM’s New York auction in 2015.

Lot # 261 1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Coupe, Body by Bertone; S/N 1120172; Engine # 1120174; Blu Tahiti/Beige leather; Estimate $900,000 – $1,200,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $940,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,034,000 – Campagnolo wheels, Michelin XWX tires, Ansa exhaust, Periscopio roof, Ferrero steering wheel, air conditioning. – Very clean, lightly run engine bay. Lots of scuffs on the driver’s side bolster from getting in and out. The wheels are a little dinged up. The dash is original. Restored. Shown at Pebble Beach in 2013. Very attractive and inherently desirable as an early Periscopio car, but no longer quite a concours car. – Sold for $1,320,000 at RM Monterey in 2015 and let go here for a lower but still very strong number taking this car’s flaws into account.

Lot # 258 2000 Lamborghini Diablo GTR Coupe; S/N ZA9EAGTR0YLA12492; Orange/Black; Estimate $580,000 – $780,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $520,000 – Carbon front splitter and rear wing, removable Momo suede-wrapped steering wheel, fire system, Speedline wheels, Pirelli tires, slotted brake rotors, Plexiglas window. – Number 19 of 30 built. Represented with race history and recently restored to the point where it looks new and ready to race. It’s both odd and refreshing to see a modern carbon fiber-laden race car like this with a good old fashioned open gate manual gearbox. – Pretty much the ultimate evolution of the Diablo platform, the GTR sold for about $300,000 when new. The reported high bid was below estimate, but not by a whole lot and it was both way higher than the original price and well over twice what a normal Diablo SV road car might bring, so it was worth giving careful consideration.

Lot # 134 1946 Lancia Aprilia Cabriolet, Body by Pinin Farina; S/N 43911844; Estimate $400,000 – $450,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $320,000

Lot # 155 1959 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder, Body by Frua; S/N AM101268; Engine # 101268; Estimate $650,000 – $1,000,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $550,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $605,000

Lot # 117 1964 Maserati 5000 GT Coupe, Body by Michelotti; S/N AM103016; Engine # AM103016; Estimate $1,100,000 – $1,400,000; Not viewed, notes from the catalog condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $925,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,017,500 – Sold by RM here in 2003 for $302,500, first delivered to Briggs Cunningham.

Lot # 266 1974 Maserati Bora 4.9 Coupe; S/N AM11749US766; Rame Metallizzato/White leather; Estimate $175,000 – $225,000; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $170,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $187,000 – Campagnolo alloy wheels with hub caps, Goodyear tires, power windows, air conditioning, leather-wrapped steering wheel, Pioneer CD stereo, Euro bumpers. – Paint cracking around the edge of the hood vent. A few chips on the doors and, strangely, about a dozen touched up chips on the filler cap. The stainless roof is in good shape and the original brightwork is sound if a bit dull. Very clean and unrestored underneath. Lightly worn but sound original interior and light discoloration on the white padded dash, but everything is mostly good. Represented as having been used in the factory brochure. No representation of service, but this is a very sound unrestored and unmolested Bora with the 4.9-liter engine. – The strong price here was all in this car’s originality and it brought what a fresh restoration would normally expect to bring. Compared to the equivalent Ferrari or Lamborghini, these cars still represent a great value. It was a no-sale at RM’s Houston auction in 2004 where it was bid to only $39,000 and showed 8,534 claimed original miles on its odometer. With 15,129 miles showing today, it has actually been driven and enjoyed, a good sign for the new owner.

Lot # 116 1966 McLaren M1B Can-Am; S/N 25; Estimate $225,000 – $275,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $150,000

Lot # 122 1979 McLaren M24B Indy Car; S/N 001; Estimate $300,000 – $400,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $195,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $214,500

Lot # 167 1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster; S/N 1210407500161; Engine # 1219217500244; Estimate $175,000 – $225,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $90,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $99,000

Lot # 121 1928 Mercedes-Benz 26/120/180 Type S Sports 4-seater, Body by Sindelfingen; S/N 35947; Engine # 71819; Estimate $3,500,000 – $4,000,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $2,600,000

Lot # 239 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing; S/N 1980407500069; Engine # 1980427500074; Black/Cinnamon leather; Estimate $1,250,000 – $1,500,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,350,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,485,000 – Polished Rudge style wheels, Dunlop tires, fitted luggage, Becker Mexico AM-FM. – Great paint, chrome and interior. Engine compartment, chassis and underbody an like new. Fresh, sharp and like new in all important respects with cosmetics better than anything ever done by M-B despite the Steve Babinsky restoration now being some six years old. – There were only four Gullwings in the Monterey auctions this year and all fall into a reasonable range reflecting their histories and presentation. This one is in the upper middle of the range in both price and presentation, a realistic result for both the buyer and the seller.

Lot # 251 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster; S/N 19804210002607; Engine # 1989801002663; Medium Blue, Medium Blue hardtop/Beige leather; Dark Blue cloth top; Estimate $1,250,000 – $1,500,000; Recent restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,250,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,375,000 – Chrome wheels with Michelin X tires, Becker Mexico radio, Euro headlights, two tops, fitted luggage, tools, owner’s manual. – Represented as the matching numbers engine and gearbox. Very good paint but carelessly applied exterior color in the wheel wells. Very good upholstery, dash and gauges, crisp chrome. Best in Class at Palos Verdes in 2013 and 2016 and at Los Angeles in 2009. – Offered by Bonhams at Quail Lodge in 2004 in largely original but well preserved condition with a reported high bid of $180,000, this is a vastly different car today, but still with some nagging flaws that detract from its otherwise concours presentation. The seller should be grateful to get this price.

Lot # 246 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Offener Tourenwagen, Body by Sindelfingen; S/N 123724; Engine # 123724; Dark Green, Black accent/Parchment leather; Dark Green cloth top; Estimate -; Concours restoration, 1 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,400,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,540,000 – Body color wire wheels, Michelin blackwall tires, dual sidemounts, outside exhaust headpipes, cowl mounted trafficators, huge metal Hopako trunk with fitted luggage, mother of pearl instrument panel, spotlight, Bosch headlights and dip beam light. – Bought by Dr. Ralph W.E. Cox in Munich in 1951 and displayed at his Frontier Vintage Car Museum in Cape May, NJ for many years, then displayed at the Petit Jean Mountain Museum before being sold by Dr. Cox’s heirs to the consignor in 2014. Restored thereafter, a class award recipient at Pebble Beach in 2016 and Best in Show at Forest Grove. Concours quality paint, chrome, interior, top and glass. Engine and chassis are better than new. A concours Mercedes in a rarely seen body style. – Spezial Roadsters get all the attention, but this Offener Tourenwagen is long and with its low top surprisingly sleek. The Hopako trunk, while authentic and with this chassis from new, is a distraction, but necessary to carry multiple wardrobe changes for glamorous weekends at Baden Baden. It is a delicious thing and is, at least by Spezial Roadster or Cabriolet A standards, a terrific value.

Lot # 257 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Sport Cabriolet A, Body by Sindelfingen; S/N 154146; Engine # 154146; Maroon/Beige leather; Brown cloth top; Estimate $2,350,000 – $2,350,001; Concours restoration, 1 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,350,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $2,585,000 – Chrome wire wheels, body color accented knockoffs, blackwall Michelin tires, dual spotlights with mirrors, outside exhaust headpipes, Bosch headlights and single fog light, dual rear spares set into the deck, white steering wheel and shift knob, mother-of-pearl gauge panel, opening windshield, fitted luggage. – Restored in 2014 and shown at Pebble Beach that year with a third in class then Best of Show at Arizona in 2015, one of only about ten with this setback radiator style Sport Cabriolet A body. Excellent paint, chrome, interior, top, gauges and engine. A concours restoration with no evidence of age or use. – Offered by RM at Arizona in 2015 (only hours after winning Best of Show) where it was reported bid to $3.1 million, then by Bonhams at Greenwich in 2016 where it was bid to $2.8 million, both of which were reasonable bids and its successful sale here even though another 10% lower seals the deal. It is an unusually handsome and distinctive Cab A and a worthy alternative to a much more expensive Spezial Roadster, although not as astute a buy as the 500K Offener Tourenwagen sold earlier today here.

Lot # 271 1970 Meyers Manx Roadster; S/N 1102980174; Orange Metallic/White, Orange vinyl; Estimate $30,000 – $40,000; Modified restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $58,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $64,350 – 1,915cc uprated engine with cam and dual Weber carbs, Rancho transmission, hub caps, no name tires in the rear and Firestones up front on white wide wheels. VDO gauges, Beetle speedometer, Empi GT steering wheel, Manx #1159. – Good metallic paint with a handful of chips on the nose and left side. Good interior, although the white on the seats has a bit of smudging. The original speedometer is a bit cloudy and the bezel is pitted. Tidy and lightly run underneath. Represented as having $70,000 spent on it, but it’s hard to see how someone spent so much on such a small, minimalist VW-based vehicle. – RM sold a ’63 Manx at Amelia Island this year for $68,750 and it was one of the more surprising sales of the entire week, so it was only a matter of time until we started seeing more collector-grade dune buggies at auction. That this one brought nearly the same amount as the one back in March is a good indicator of what the market looks like for top-notch, genuine Meyers Manxes. Its modifications (if the word can be applied to a Manx, most of which have similar efforts extended to enhance their performance) are desirable and only add to the fun factor of owning one.

Lot # 168 1933 MG L-Type Magna Sports Roadster; S/N L0317; Engine # 576AL; Estimate $150,000 – $200,000; Not viewed, notes from the catalog condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $75,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $82,500 – Sold for $99,000 at RM Arizona this January.

Lot # 254 1911 Oldsmobile Autocrat Speedster “Yellow Peril”; S/N 65877; Yellow/Black leather; No top; Estimate $650,000 – $750,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $550,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $605,000 – RHD. 500 cubic inch T-head four, 4-speed, yellow wood spoke wheels, Rushmore headlights, dual rear spares, dual taillights. – The famed ‘Yellow Peril’ built and modified by Greenway Albert, known history from new. Excellent cosmetics, fresh paint and upholstery, bright brass. Electric lights and many other modern updates for touring. An exceptionally neat old ride. Brass will benefit from attention. Chassis and running gear show road use, paint and upholstery are excellent still. – How many times has this old Olds crossed the auction block? At least five, and it’s still a legendary, cool, authoritative old thing. Sold by Christie’s from Bill Lassiter’s collection in 1999 for $122,500, then by RM at Amelia in 2009 after the third of its restorations for $660,000 and by RM at Hershey in 2015 where it sold for $698,500. It may have worn out its welcome a little in 2017 with this result, but it still is awesome.

Lot # 118 1934 Packard Twelve Phaeton; S/N 901630; Engine # 901636; Estimate $450,000 – $550,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $320,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $352,000

Lot # 141 1936 Packard Twelve Sport Phaeton; S/N 921205; Engine # 904502; Estimate $600,000 – $800,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $620,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $682,000 – —

Lot # 229 2014 Pagani Huayra Tempesta Coupe; S/N ZA9H11UAXESF76059; Estimate $2,200,000 – $2,800,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,200,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $2,420,000

Lot # 144 1964 Peel P50 Microcar; S/N D536; Estimate $90,000 – $120,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $127,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $140,250

Lot # 143 1965 Peel Trident Microcar; S/N E185; Estimate $80,000 – $100,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $110,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $121,000

, Body by Saoutchik; S/N 1021500161; Engine # 1021500161; Black, Cream roof/Red leather; Estimate $725,000 – $900,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $636,364 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $700,000 – Original engine, Borrani wire wheels, woodrim steering wheel, quadruple Webers, pushbutton radio, Marchal headlights – Very good paint and body. The door handles are a bit dull, although the rest of the brightwork is excellent. The engine is extremely clean and only shows minimal use. The underbody is like new. The interior is like new with the exception of some minor creases to the driver’s seat. A gorgeous, older concours restoration with minimal use. – The caliber of the restoration of this Pegaso is evident in how well it is holding up and is represents very good value for the money in this post-block negotiated transaction. Long absent from the auction market, Pegasos began to turn up with more frequency about four years ago, bringing high six-figure prices consistently.

Lot # 247 1951 Porsche 356 1500 Coupe, Body by Reutter; S/N 11111; Engine # 30069; Black/Green leather; Estimate $600,000 – $700,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $925,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,017,500 – Black steel wheels, hubcaps, Dunlop blackwalls, Telefunken radio, Ivory color steering wheel, split window vee windshield, Kardex and Porsche CofA documented. – Excellent paint, chrome, upholstery and interior wood. Body panels fit flush with even gaps and are impressively flat, aided by consistent application of filler on the sides. Class winner at Hilton Head, Amelia and Winter Park. – This result had jaws wagging and eyeballs-popping in Monterey. It is a lovely early Porsche. It also is unbelievably expensive.

Lot # 259 1958 Porsche 356A Speedster, Body by Reutter; S/N 83895; Engine # 744333; Meissen Blue/Dark Blue; Dark Blue cloth top; Estimate $325,000 – $425,000; Modified restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $290,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $319,000 – 912 engine, chrome wheels, Michelin XZX tires, gold brightwork, Nardi woodrim steering wheel. – Represented with four owners from new. Very good paint and brightwork. Very clean engine bay. Slightly worn top. The top frame was repainted but there are a few chips. Very good restored interior with square weave carpets but the seat tracks are original and dirty. Well restored and a pretty car, plus more power from a later engine, but it’s presentation is less than perfect and it will never command top dollar without its original engine. Best left as an attractive driver/event car. – RM Arizona last year: “Engine # 744333; Meissen Blue/Dark Blue vinyl; Dark Blue cloth top; Estimate $325,000 – $400,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $260,000.’ Offered by RM in Monterey in 2008 with a high bid of $170,000. The later engine, while adding to the driving experience, detracts from its collector value. Taking that into consideration, this was strong money.

Lot # 256 1970 Porsche 908/03 Sports Racer; S/N 908/03-003; Yellow “Shell”/Burgundy cloth; Estimate $3,500,000 – $4,500,000; Competition restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $3,250,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $3,575,000 – Black 5-spoke alloy wheels, Avon tires, braced rollbar, Plexi windscreen. – Factory development car raced only once, at the Nürburgring 1000km in 1970 where it was driven by Hans Herrmann and Richard Atwood, finishing second overall behind another 908/03. Rebuilt and restored for Siggi Brunn and later for present owner in its Nürburgring livery and is supplied with a spare nose with headlights and engine block. Good paint and upholstery. Chassis and running gear are neat and orderly. Presented in as raced vintage race ready condition. – A special purpose offshoot of the 908 and 917 programs for the twisting courses of the Targa Florio and Nürburgring and successful on both of them. The history and presentation of this 908 is hard to fault especially for a vintage race-ready car, as is the price it brought.

Lot # 119 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster; S/N WP0EB0918KS173770; Engine # 64K06482; Estimate $175,000 – $250,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $195,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $214,500

Lot # 268 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 Coupe; S/N 9114600298; Silver, Black Carrera graphics/Black; Estimate $225,000 – $275,000; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $210,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $231,000 – Black Fuchs wheels, Yokohama tires, whale tail, power windows, Bosch mechanical fuel injection. – Dull fog light lenses. Several chips on the nose right below the headlights. Chip on the bottom and another at the back of the passenger’s door. Several small chips and scratches on the driver’s door as well. Very good interior other than some scratches on the dash top. Pretty dirty engine bay. Stored for a long time in a Japanese museum. It has done 119,080 kilometers and has never been fully restored, but it’s a maintained and attractive enough ’74 Carrera, which is a rare car in this country but still a solid value compared to the extremely expensive ’73 Carrera RS. – The ’74 MFI Carrera has most of the same equipment as the ’73 Carrera RS but can be had at a much more affordable price. This was a realistic number for a car in driver condition.

Lot # 250 1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Coupe; S/N WP0ZZZ96ZNS490667; Engine # 62N81148; Polar Silver Metallic/Black, White, Gray; Estimate $325,000 – $375,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $250,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $275,000 – 3,601cc/260hp, 5-speed, Potenza tires, cross-drilled rotors, manual windows, radio delete. – Very good paint. Tidy maintained engine bay. Light wrinkling to the driver’s seat is the only sign of any age on this rare Carrera RS, which just turned 25 years old. Showing 12,614 km. – Built for the European market, the 964 Carrera RS had extra power, lightweight flywheel, stiffer suspension, no power steering, lower ride height and a stripped interior. Not many can be found Stateside, but this result is still in line with other recent transactions on the European scene.

Lot # 129 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight Coupe; S/N 9113600354; Yellow, Green/Black; Estimate $875,000 – $950,000; Older restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $675,000 – Carrera RS Lightweight, Fuchs wheels, raced extensively in Switzerland, comes with documentation. – Fantastic paint and panel fit. The engine compartment is in excellent condition and the interior looks unused. A gorgeously restored Lightweight. This one was bought new in Switzerland and raced in period before having a replacement engine of the appropriate type obtained from the factory. Restored in the 1990s but the work looks much newer than that. Engine rebuilt with a new alloy case restamped with the original number 6630350 with the factory replacement magnesium case engine (complete and usable) included. – Not sold at Gooding Amelia Island 2015 at a hammer bid of $900,000 and at the Keno brothers’ sale in NYC in November 2015 at the same bid. Just 200 of the 1,580 Carrera RS 2.7s were the more hardcore Sport Lightweight. The ’73 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight is absolute top shelf when it comes to early 911s, and despite the age of this car’s restoration it could be a seven-figure car which makes the consignor’s decision to prefer the car to the money realistic.

Lot # 159 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring Coupe; S/N 9113600427; Engine # 6630453; Tangerine, Black Carrera graphics/Black; Estimate $650,000 – $850,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $590,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $649,000 – Touring model with Fuchs wheels, matching numbers engine but the transmission is listed as “correct”, includes Kardex and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, power sunroof, power windows, power antenna, but no radio. – Excellent paint and body. The mechanicals, underbody and interior are all in excellent condition. A very well done and recently completed restoration done to very high standards. – The difference between the RS 2.7 Lightweight and Touring models amounts to a little over 200 pounds and many tens of thousands of dollars, but the Touring models are still highly coveted and very valuable. This one brought a fair number with a knock for its non-original gearbox.

Lot # 255 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Clubsport Coupe; S/N WP0ZZZ99ZSS390260; Engine # 63S86437; Speed Yellow/Black; Estimate $400,000 – $500,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $370,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $407,000 – Modular wheels, Yokohama tires, red calipers, cross-drilled rotors, roll cage, racing seats and harnesses, air conditioning, owner’s manual, service book, tool roll, jack, spare. – Street legal but track-oriented version of the 993, U.S. imported under show and display. Tidy maintained engine bay. The edges of the wheels are lightly scratched but the paint and interior present as new. Unlike many of the track-ready Porsches you see at these auction, this car has actually been used as shown by the relatively high 31,424 km, but you’d never guess it by looking the car over. – These track cars never officially sold in the States, but this price is in line with what others have sold for at auction. Until 2020 its Show and Display exemption means annual mileage will be limited.

Lot # 164 1997 Porsche 911 Cup 3.8 RSR Coupe; S/N WP0ZZZ99ZVS398063; Engine # 62P85703; Guards Red/Black; Estimate $500,000 – $600,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $325,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $357,500 – BBS wheels, fire system, offered from the second owner. – 13,126 miles. Excellent paint and body. The mechanicals are very clean and the interior show minimal use. One of 45 of these RSR-spec cars. Competed in PCA and other club races but now presents like an essentially new track car after a thorough cosmetic and mechanical refurb by Kelly-Moss. – Not sold at Gooding Amelia Island this year at a $520,000 high bid. It is a bargain here, as long as the new owner can climb in and out over the roll cage side X-member reinforcements.

Lot # 137 1995 Porsche 911 GT2 Coupe; S/N WP0ZZZ99ZTS392127; Estimate $1,100,000 – $1,400,000; condition; With Reserve; Withdrawn

Lot # 235 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 Coupe; S/N WP0AF2A96BS785644; Engine # 61B31901; Carrera White, Red, Gray Graphics/Black, Red; Estimate $425,000 – $525,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $380,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $418,000 – Yellow calipers, cross-drilled rotors, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, rear wing, suede shift knob, suede-wrapped steering wheel, power windows, factory radio, carbon fiber interior trim. – Major service last year. The wheels are a bit dirty, but they are white, after all. The interior is very good other than some dirt and smudges on the suede shift knob. Very good paint with no chips or scratches. A track monster that looks like it’s never turned a wheel in anger off the public roads. – This car would have cost about 150-grand new, but the 4.0-liter GT3 RS is among the most desirable Porsches of its era and the prices have already shot way up. Gooding sold another one at Pebble this year for $407,000.

Lot # 264 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe; S/N 9309800531; Engine # 6891183; Estimate $225,000 – $275,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $210,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $231,000 – Sold for $302,500 at Gooding’s Pebble Beach auction in 2015.

Lot # 153 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupe; S/N WP0AC2997VS375758; Red/Black leather; Estimate $375,000 – $450,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $327,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $360,250 – Sunroof, CD player, carbon fiber steering wheel accent, yellow calipers, sunroof. – Very good paint and body. The mechanicals and underbody are a bit aged and the driver’s seat has notable creasing considering the 8,213 miles showing. Mostly very good with a few signs of use. – A good Turbo S can be worth twice as much as a standard 993 Turbo, and while the result for this one was below estimate and a bit light compared to other recent transactions, it was fair money considering the car’s light signs of age.

Lot # 139 1967 Porsche 911S Coupe; S/N 308377S; Engine # 962047; Estimate $225,000 – $275,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $170,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $187,000

Lot # 115 1969 Porsche 911S Targa; S/N 119310373; Engine # 6391329; Estimate $175,000 – $225,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $125,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $137,500

Lot # 112 1975 Porsche 914 1.8 Targa; S/N 4752906850; Estimate $40,000 – $50,000; Not viewed, notes from the catalog condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $85,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $93,500 – Sold by Auctions America at Hilton Head last November for $40,700 and represented here as 3,192 miles from new and all original.

Lot # 230 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Coupe; S/N WP0CA2A15FS800089; Engine # M1800F00610; Black/Black; Estimate $1,200,000 – $1,600,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,675,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,842,500 – Optional front axle lift system, recent service. – Excellent paint and body. The interior is unused. Showing 1,188 miles. This is a new car. – The official MSRP for the 918 was $845,000 but, as is often the case with these hard to acquire limited-production hypercars, the price goes way up not long after they actually hit the market. The result here is about the going rate compared to other recent auction results. The burning question is what will happen to 918 Spyder values when Porsche comes out with its next supercar for the road?

Lot # 237 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Riviera Town Car, Body by Brewster; S/N S390LR; Engine # 21909; Estimate $750,000 – $950,000; Not viewed, notes from the catalog condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $750,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $825,000 – Reported sold at RM’s Villa d’Este auction in 2011 for $714,269 (Euros 504,000 at the time and Euros 702.200 today.)

Lot # 228 1971 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI All-Weather Cabriolet, Body by Frua; S/N PRH4643; Estimate $400,000 – $600,000; Not viewed, notes from the catalog condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $350,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $385,000 – Offered at Gooding Pebble Beach last year with a reported high bid of $580,000. A surpassingly unattractive automobile combining a covered driver’s compartment, a clunky folding top over the rear seats and an inexplicable forward raked grille. Unique coachwork that deserves never to be replicated.

Lot # 161 1957 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Drophead Coupe, Body by H.J. Mulliner; S/N LSDD146; Engine # SD73; Estimate $650,000 – $900,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $525,000

Lot # 166 1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly Roadster, Body by Merrimac; S/N 367XH; Engine # 21192; Estimate $150,000 – $225,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $265,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $291,500

Lot # 130 1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Drophead Coupe, Body by Inskip; S/N WZB36; Engine # W36B; Estimate $425,000 – $600,000; Not evaluated; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $510,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $561,000

Lot # 154 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 R&P Roadster; S/N CSX2344; Silver/Black; Estimate $1,200,000 – $1,400,000; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,000,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,100,000 – Painted centerlock wheels, Motorola radio, wind wings, tinted sun visors, grille and trunk guards, Stewart Warner gauges, single family ownership since (almost) new. – Showing 15,456 original miles, bought from the first owner in 1964 by Robert Lindauer who along with his son would retain it until it was mechanically restored by Lee Holman (of Holman & Moody) but with the original cosmetics. The original paint has excellent luster with a few chips around the rear wheel wells and one around the passenger side front wheel lip. The trunk has a few scratches near the fuel filler. The brightwork has minimal tarnishing or damage. The mechanicals are appropriately aged but not neglected. The driver’s seat is very worn and the gear knob is faded. An amazingly preserved Cobra that appears to have resisted even minor touch ups and his its original engine, gearbox, rear end and everything else. Exhaustively documented from 1964 – Amazingly preserved, with 15,456 miles from new, a Cobra to dream about finding and also to dream about buying at this price. While the condition isn’t SAAC Concours winning, the preservation is nearly beyond belief and there is only a modest premium baked into the price.

Lot # 240 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 Roadster; S/N CSX 2075; Black/Black; Estimate $850,000 – $950,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $730,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $803,000 – Possibly the first 289 car Cobra now with dual quads, paperclip rollbar, 5-spoke alloy wheels, grille and trunk guards, functional hood scoop, independent Dragonsnake conversion in period, Smiths gauges, Hurst shifter. – The paint is very aged, heavily cracked and chipped around the wheel wells, bubbled around the windscreen and heavily chipped around the nose. The brightwork is aged although not heavily pitted. The windscreen is delaminated around the edges. The mechanicals have a light patina. The seats are heavily worn and the carpet is ratty around the driver’s footwell. A preserved car with no touching up. – Although it isn’t a Dragonsnake any more its period modifications and the history represented by its patina are difficult to resist and in this condition and no pretense of original configuration or major components it is a Cobra to be driven with verve, which it can be at this intelligent price.

Lot # 238 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback; S/N SFM5S490; Wimbledon White, Blue stripes/Black vinyl; Estimate $325,000 – $375,000; Unrestored original, 3- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $410,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $451,000 – 289/306hp, 4-speed, original drivetrain, Cragar S/S wheels, blue dot tires, AM radio, woodrim steering wheel, dashtop tach and gauges. – Represented as the original engine with a ‘properly date-coded’ aluminum case T10 transmission. The mostly original paint has many chips, the stripes are buffed through on the hood, the brightwork is tarnished but not pitted, and the mechanicals are fairly clean with light patina. The front springs are very sagged. The interior has been replaced and is aged yet very clean. Original jack and Detroit Locker trunk lid labels. Originally assigned as a company car, then was a dealer demonstrator at two dealerships and has passed through several owners since. Unrestored, but very much a used car. – Wholly Moly, what a price, a 2+ price for a 3- car with remarkable but far from complete originality.

Lot # 113 1952 Siata-Ford 208S Cabriolet Speciale, Body by Stablimenti Farina; S/N 208SL1006613; Estimate $225,000 – $300,000; Not evaluated; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $190,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $209,000

Lot # 127 1937 SS Jaguar 100 2 1/2 Liter Roadster; S/N 18114; Engine # 25290; Estimate $400,000 – $500,000; Not viewed, notes from the catalog condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $350,000 — Sold here in 2014 for $484,000.

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