RM Sotheby’s delivered its best Arizona auction results in five years, and it was in a single-day auction with just 69 cars in sharp contrast with 160 in 2017, 150 in 2016, 123 in 2015 and 126 in 2014 in their best two-day sales in 2017 back to 2014.
The renewed focus on good stuff contrasted with the absence of many RM staff who recently signed up with the new Broad Arrow team or are waiting to pass their “gardening leave”. It was a curious, almost unreal time for those of us who’ve been enjoying our interactions with RM people for twenty years or more. Without seeing old friends and colleagues in 2022 it was … different.
Mike Shackleton on the block dealt with a Brit-accented color guy who didn’t know a Devin C from a Cord and stumbled on nearly every car’s introduction. RM Auctions seems to be morphing ever closer into a Sotheby’s department.
But they have ever-more market power, a growing behemoth that can turn out a $665,394 average auction transaction sale without supposedly core members of their old team.
Rob Myers is a force of nature. He has driven RM Auctions from a concept with David Gooding and Ian Kelleher in 2000 to a dominating presence that cannot be overlooked or ignored. Backed by big money and Sotheby’s, DO NOT ever underestimate RM Auctions or Rob Myers.
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Descriptions of 30 of the 69 lots follow sorted in lot number order.
This is an updated report with nine additional cars described.
Lot # 112 1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Series III 2 + 2, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 4695; Engine # 4695; Grigio Argento/Mahogany leather; Estimate $425,000 – $525,000; Visually maintained, largely original 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $425,000 plus commission of 11.18%; Final Price $472,500. – 2,953/240hp, overdrive 4-speed, Marchal headlights and fog lights, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Pirelli tires, Blaupunkt AM-FM, tools, owner’s manual. – Represented as the original numbers-matching engine, gearbox and differential. Good older paint and attractive interior in a gorgeous color. The engine compartment is clean and orderly with only a little fuel residue on the carburetors. It’s not restored, but shows attention. – Both the 250 GTEs in Scottsdale (both at RM) achieved remarkable results. Even though this was bought on a bid equal to the low estimate it appears to be seriously optimistic, or just on the curl of a crashing wave?
Lot # 113 2001 Ferrari 550 Maranello Coupe, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFZS49A210124990; Blue Pozzi/Tan leather, Black bars; Estimate $150,000 – $200,000; Unrestored original 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $225,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $252,000. – 5,474/485hp, 6-speed, Daytona-style seats, SF shields, CD changer, modular alloy wheels, Pilot Super Sport tires, tinted windows. – Stone chipped nose. Lightly worn and soiled driver’s seat. Sticky interior buttons. Chips and scratches around the driver’s door handle. Represented to be 29,095 miles and looks like it but owned, not preserved, and showing age and neglect. – This would be a reasonable price for a much better 550 Maranello. For this car, even in its attractive colors, it is expensive.
Lot # 115 1964 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster; S/N 19804210003207; Engine # 19898210000124; Grey-Blue, Black hardtop/Red leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $2,200,000 – $2,500,000; Recent restoration 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,100,000 plus commission of 10.24%; Final Price $2,315,000. – 2,996/250hp, 4-speed, polished rim alloy wheels, Michelin tires, two tops, Euro headlights with stoneguards, fitted luggage, Becker radio. – Factory replacement aluminum block, 4-wheel disc brakes. Good paint but poor panel fits. Very good interior. Orderly restored engine compartment. Excellent chrome. But the uneven panel fits call the whole restoration into question. – Sold by Gooding at Amelia in 2014 in aged and neglected condition but highly original except for an old repaint. The price there was a generous $2,035,000. Subsequently restored (which cost far more than the $280,000 more it brought here even if the owner owned the shop and charged even an unburdened hourly rate). At essentially the same price here as eight years ago it is a sound value for the money in 2022 but not a good ROI for the seller. The will-o’-the-wisp of saving a neglected and scroungy barn find is nearly inevitably expensive.
Lot # 116 1976 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser Utility; S/N FJ40903339; Olive Green, White roof/Black vinyl; Estimate $75,000 – $100,000; Truck restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $85,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $95,200. – 4,230/135hp, 4-speed, Old Man Emu suspension, air conditioning, modern stereo, front disc brakes – Paint in excellent condition- appears to be new as does the upholstery. There is some overspray on the white roof on one side. Glass is good with exception of scratching on the curved rear corner windows which are likely to be original. Chrome is good with only very minor pitting on mirror stands and hood latches. – Whether you are doomsday prepping or planning for a day at the beach this Land cruiser is for you. Sold by Bonhams in Scottsdale in 2020 for $45,920 The price realized shows the popularity of these vehicles will continue into 2022.
Lot # 118 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 Coupe; S/N SCEDT26T0BD006775; Stainless Steel/Grey leather; Estimate $90,000 – $120,000; Unrestored original 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $110,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $123,200. – 2,850/130hp, 5-speed, rare DeLorean roof rack (sealed in factory box). – A time capsule example with only 174 miles. Slight creasing of upholstery. Glass perfect. Some smudging on stainless exterior, likely removable. Sold new thru Tomsic Olds in Canonsburg, PA. Includes pre-delivery inspection form, window sticker, sales invoice, copy of original title, owner’s manual in pouch, original radial tires. – With the price realized for this we all wish we could go back in time and buy a few of these to tuck away. On top of that the owner bought it cheap, right after DeLorean filed for bankruptcy. The $13,034 price in 1982, however, is equivalent to $36,792 in 2022, still a good ROI but not as good as it looks at first bite. This is a 1/3 premium for originality and preservation, generous but not out of the question.
Lot # 120 1982 Ferrari 512 BBi Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina; S/N ZFFJA09B000040731; Engine # 00116; Rosso Corsa, Black lower body/Black leather, Grey cloth inserts; Estimate $275,000 – $325,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Post-block sale at $260,455 plus commission of 11.92%; Final Price $291,500. – 4,942/340hp, fuel injection, 5-speed, Borletti air conditioning, power windows, Pioneer cassette stereo, centerlock alloy wheels, TRX tires, Cibie fog lights. – Very good Ermenegildo Zegna interior. Good paint. Bright gauges. Clean, orderly engine compartment. Ferrari Classiche Red Book certified in 2014. Just 5,274 miles from new. – Lightly used and distinctively livered with its Zegna interior this represents a sound value for money in this post-block transaction and a result that is fair to both the buyer and the seller.
Lot # 122 1971 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 14779; Engine # B1316; Argento Metallizzato/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $2,400,000 – $2,800,000; Older restoration 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $2,175,000 plus commission of; Final Price $2,175,000. – 4,390/352hp, 5-speed, painted nose panel, popup headlights, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, XWX tires, Becker Mexico cassette stereo, Borletti air conditioning, power windows. – Very good older paint, barely used upholstery, clean engine compartment showing some age but few miles. Represented as 40,182 miles from new, once owned by Hollywood director Sydney Pollack (“Out of Africa” among many others) and the subject of a colorful expropriation in Mexico in 1981. Most recently restored in 2001 then cosmetically freshened in 2010. A quite exceptionally well-documented and meticulously maintained Daytona Spider. – And a regular auction feature since 1999 when RM sold it at Monterey for $308,000. By 2008 the restoration had been freshened and it was a post-block sale at Gooding’s Scottsdale auction for $1,290,000. Despite the restoration aging when it was sold by Gooding at Scottsdale again in 2020 it brought $1,930,000. In the 23 years since it was first sold at auction it has added only 904 miles to the odometer, qualifying it as an artifact more than a high speed driver’s car and with that mileage it is unlikely it has ever been enjoyed on an open road tour event. The bidders were surprisingly reticent in choosing this point at which to stop, but kept cool heads and had it sold at an all-in price of some $2.4 million it would not have been considered expensive.
Lot # 123 1959 Devin C Roadster; S/N DC10012; Engine # T0909RM; Light Gold/Dark Red, Black vinyl; Estimate $70,000 – $90,000; Recent restoration 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $70,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $78,400. – Corvair six, two triple choke 40IDA Weber carburetors, about 180hp, 4-speed, disc brakes, wraparound Plexiglas windscreen, LeCarra woodrim steering wheel, polished alloy wheels, 13-inch Toyo tires, paperclip driver’s roll bar, Hurst shifter, covered headlights. – The first Devin C, built in the Devin shop. Tested by Sports Car Graphic, tested by the Granatellis with a supercharger. Later engine installed during restoration. Done to high standards with very good paint and upholstery. The engine compartment is equally impressive. – A rare car with an intriguing history a high quality, consistent restoration and potentially highly rewarding in historic racing, this is an excellent value in both rarity and potential, only $16,800 less than the nearly equally stunning Devin SS 350 Chevy sold at Bonhams earlier today.
Lot # 125 1971 Iso Grifo 7-Litre Series II Coupe; S/N 7L060335; White/Black leather; Estimate $500,000 – $600,000; Visually maintained, largely original 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $550,000 plus commission of 10.91%; Final Price $610,000. – 427/390hp Chevrolet, ZF 5-speed, power windows, Philips cassette stereo, centerlock alloy wheels, Goodyear Eagle tires. – One family owned in Switzerland until 2018. Very good paint and interior. Two inch crack on top of the hood. Attractive engine compartment. Very clean underbody and chassis. Fair chrome. – Sold by RM at London in 2018 for $645,150 (£500,000 all-in at the time, this result is £454,600) which placed a significant premium on its originality that is not reflected nearly as much in this result. The car itself is essentially unchanged from 2018, so it is only in the eyes (and bank accounts) of the beholders that its perceived value has declined.
Lot # 133 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE Series II 2 + 2, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 3313; Engine # 3313; Red/Black leather; Estimate $175,000 – $225,000; Visually maintained, largely original 4 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $270,000 plus commission of 11.85%; Final Price $302,000. – 2,953/240hp, 4-speed, Borrani wire wheels, Michelin Defender tires. – Scratched, chipped, dirty, dull repaint from the 1990’s. Filthy, grungy engine compartment. Dull, dirty gauges. Crusty chrome. The 2016 replaced upholstery is uncharacteristically good and it is represented to be in good, maintained, mechanical condition. That said, “needs everything” is an understatement. Dr. Terry Maxon Collection. – There is little to like about this 250 GTE except for those who enjoy being seedy. It may run like the Super Chief, but it looks like a well-worn caboose. RM was right on with the estimate and the price it achieved is fabulous.
Lot # 134 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 06609; Engine # 06609; Red/Black leather; Estimate $1,500,000 – $2,000,000; Visually maintained, largely original 3- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,700,000 plus commission of 10.29%; Final Price $1,875,000. – 3,286/240hp, 5-speed, centerlock alloy wheels, Michelin XWX tires, two sets of spare wheels, partial tool roll. – Stone chipped nose, chipped edges. Duct tape patched seats. Weak chrome. The engine compartment is orderly but has road grime at the bottom and fluid residue. Represented to have its matching-numbers engine and a replacement gearbox. A sound and usable but aged and used short nose 275 GTB. Dr. Terry Maxon Collection. – Appropriately discounted for the aged and chipped cosmetics, duct taped seats and grungy engine compartment, this is a preservation class challenge. Its deteriorated cosmetics are not at all attractive and it is hard to imagine this 275 GTB not heading in short order to a restorer for an expensive redo, which is not going to be accomplished within any financial margin remaining after paying this much for it. It is expensive.
Lot # 135 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS Spider, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 9805; Engine # 9805; Red/Camel leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $1,500,000 – $2,000,000; Visually maintained, largely original 3- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,775,000 plus commission of 10.28%; Final Price $1,957,500. – 3,967/300hp, 5-speed, Craig 8-track stereo, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Michelin Defender tires, tools, period paperwork. – Indifferent quality older color changed paint with orange peel on the windshield post. Good upholstery. Dirty gauges, interior buttons and ashtray. The engine compartment is old and dirty. Doesn’t show much attention in a while but is described as in good mechanical condition and driving well with its numbers-matching engine and gearbox. Dr. Terry Maxon Collection. – One of the better of the Dr. Terry Maxon Ferraris, but still aged and neglected to a point where the new owner will likely find it irresistible to restore. That’s an expensive project but in the process it could be returned to its original Blu Sera over Arancio (Orange) leather (sell those pretty Camel-colored seats to a new owner, they’re too good and attractive to send to the recycle bin.) This result is appropriate for the car’s condition and history and the fact it lacks a Ferrari Classiche certification doesn’t seem to have put the bidders off.
Lot # 136 1979 Ferrari 308 GTB Club Racer; S/N 26953; Engine # 00285; Dark Green/Black fiberglass, Blue cloth; Estimate $30,000 – $40,000; Competition car, original as-raced 4+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $55,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $61,600. – Carbureted V-8, plywood instrument panel, Gotti modular alloy centerlock wheels, Avon tires, fire system, roll cage. – Horrid, dirty, ugly, chipped, scraped and awful. Engine built by Bob Wallace some time in the dim and distant past. Dr. Terry Maxon Collection. – Even worse appearing than the other cars offered by RM from the collection of the late Dr. Terry Maxon, this 308 GTB club racer inspires no confidence at all. Had it come from a less-recognized collector than Dr. Maxon it would go begging at any amount over $20,000. It is a tribute to his reputation that it brought this eye opening above high estimate price.
Lot # 137 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC Speciale Coupe, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 8727; Engine # 2090025; Blu Scuro/Beige leather; Estimate $700,000 – $900,000; Recent restoration 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $875,000 plus commission of 10.57%; Final Price $967,500. – 3,967/300hp, 5-speed, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Michelin XWX tires, Becker Grand Prix cassette stereo, popup driving lights, power windows. – Restored like new but there is road grime and fluid residue under the hood. First owned by Sergio Pininfarina, modified as a design study and incorporating a number of unique details in the interior layout, function and the popup driving lights. Very good paint, chrome and slightly stretched upholstery. – When sold by Gooding & Company at Scottsdale in 2008 for $550,000 it was in fresher restored condition and we called it, “an expensive but not unjustified premium for its special features and Pininfarina ownership.” That observation still applies today when a good standard production 330 GTC is a half-million dollar car. Detail differences and a Sergio Pininfarina ownership history make a big difference in value.
Lot # 140 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America, Body by Pinin Farina; S/N B24S1044; Engine # B241052; Light Blue, Light Blue hardtop/Blue leather; Dark Blue cloth top; Estimate $900,000 – $1,200,000; Older restoration 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $850,000 plus commission of 10.59%; Final Price $940,000. – 2,451cc/118hp, floor shift, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Michelin X tires, Carello headlights, Nardi intake with two Webers, soft top and Fontana hardtop. – One of 181 lefthand drive Spider Americas. Good paint. Orderly underbody. Restored in 1998, later modified with the Nardi intake and wire wheels and comprehensively serviced to the tune of $105,000 in 2018 with cosmetic and panel fit issues resolved. – Sold by RM at Monterey in 2019 for $975,000 when it had 122 fewer kilometers showing on its odometer. One of the most desirable Lancias ever built and a welcome entrant in some of the most enjoyable and prestigious events, this is a realistic result for a prime example like this.
Lot # 143 2005 Porsche Carrera GT; S/N WP0CA298X5L001399; GT Silver Metallic/Ascot Brown leather; Estimate $1,000,000 – $1,300,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,400,000 plus commission of 10.36%; Final Price $1,545,000. – 5,733/612hp V-10, 6-speed, air conditioning, power windows, Bose premium sound, fitted luggage. – As expected with only 5,500 miles the car presents as nearly new with only very minor wear to driver’s side seat bottom and small chips in the front spoiler. It truly lives up to its adage as the “last great analog supercar”. The Tenenbaum Collection, one of 644, accompanied by service file, owner’s manual and matching seven piece luggage set – The only car not sold at Barrett-Jackson in 2019 but sold by RM at Monterey seven months later for $720,000 with 5,107 miles, adding less than 400 miles but doubling in value since then. The value proposition is shared with other so-called analog supercars of the period which have enjoyed surprising and steep runups in value in recent years
Lot # 150 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Monospecchio Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina; S/N ZFFSA17A5G0065559; Engine # 00386; Black/Black leather; Estimate $150,000 – $175,000; Visually maintained, largely original 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $145,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $162,400. – 4,942/380hp, 5-speed, Tubi exhaust, flying mirror, air conditioning, centerlock alloy wheels, TRX tires. – Sound older repaint. Good original upholstery but the dash top and instrument binnacle cover is sun rotting and shrinking. Messy engine compartment with fluid residue and open wires. The odometer shows 30,989 believable miles and, aside from sitting in the sun too long and sucking the life out of the dash top and binnacle covering, it is clean and respectable. – One of four Testarossas (including an F512M, which lives in a different kettle of fish) at the Arizona auctions. All brought optimistic prices and this, by virtue of its flying mirror, may have been the least optimistic of all.
Lot # 152 1931 Duesenberg Model J Tourster, Body by Derham; S/N 2464; Engine # J-448; Soft Yellow/Green leather; Tan cloth top; Estimate $2,750,000 – $3,250,000; Older restoration 1- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $3,100,000 plus commission of 10.16%; Final Price $3,415,000. – 420/265hp, 3-speed, dual enclosed sidemount spares, chrome wire wheels, luggage rack, trunk, wide whitewall tires, Pilot Ray driving lights, wind wings, rollup rear windshield. – Despite being a decade plus restoration with tons of shows since this car remains in excellent condition. The paint is great with some minor surface scratching from wiping. The top is excellent as is the interior which only shows slight signs of wear. The chrome is excellent as is the engine compartment which has been thoroughly detailed. A rare body style of a highly desirable make which will be collectable forever. Hopefully the next owner enjoys it as much as the seller and his family have the past 20 years. One of 8 authentic Derham Toursters, Best in Class at Pebble Beach among many others, ACD Club Certified Category 1. – One of eight Toursters built by Derham. Delicious to look at, accepted everywhere and now eligible to go back to Pebble Beach. It is such a desirable and well-known car that it could have brought even more than the result here without being termed expensive.
Lot # 153 1995 Ferrari F512 M Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFVG40A0S0101111; Engine # 38269; Black/Tan leather; Estimate $425,000 – $475,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $475,000 plus commission of 11.05%; Final Price $527,500. – 4,942/440hp, 5-speed, exhaust, modular alloy wheels, Michelin tires, Tubi exhaust, Schedoni tool kit. – Very good original paint and upholstery. The engine compartment is clean and shows little use or age despite the 15,290 miles on the odometer. Belt serviced in late 2021. Represented as the numbers-matching engine. – Consider that an F512 M, the ultimate Testarossa and Ferrari’s last flat 12-cylinder road car, has historically been worth 50% more than a 512 TR or three times a Testarossa and based upon the prices realized for those models here in Scottsdale this week the eye-opening price brought by this F512 M is proportionate. This analysis, however, is based upon some fairly egregiously inflated 512 TR and Testarossa results. Is it an inflection point, or an instance of mass delusion? Time will tell but until it does this stands as a curve-setting result for an F512 M.
Lot # 158 1967 Citroen DS 21 Decapotable, Body by Chapron; S/N 4376057; Grey-Green Metallic/Dark Green leather; Black top; Estimate $250,000 – $300,000; Visually maintained, largely original 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $240,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $268,800. – 2,175/109hp, fuel injection, semi-auto 4-speed, Jaeger instrumentation, Weber carburetor. – Older paint showing age with cracking in seams around headlights and a significant crack in the passenger side fender and also the trunk. The leather is cracked on the front seats. Brightwork is fair with pitting around the headlight rings and marker lights. A rare older space age car in need of some care. Formerly owned by actor Lorne Greene; believed to be one of fewer than 90 DS 21 cabriolets built for 1967. – Sold by Artcurial at Retromobile in 2019 for $269,558 (Euros 237,800 at the time, this result is Euros 240,900) and with nearly the same odometer reading as today. The price realized indicates the buyer knows the rarity and will work to preserve it.
Lot # 159 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing; S/N 1980435500332; Engine # 1989805500346; Silver-Grey Metallic/Blue Gabardine, Blue vinyl; Estimate $7,000,000 – $9,000,000; Older restoration 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $6,200,000 plus commission of 10.08%; Final Price $6,825,000. – 2,996/215hp NSL engine, 4-speed, sports suspension, high speed rear axle, uprated metric speedometer, belly pans, centerlock Rudge wheels, fitted luggage, Marchal headlights, Becker Europa AM-FM – Represented as the original engine and body panels. 1975 Gullwing Service restoration showing some signs of use, which is great. Paint is rough in the rear vents from prep work before paint. Paint is cracking around rear side windows, chips on front passenger wheel well eyebrow and around grille. The wheels are chipped as well. Upholstery in excellent condition. There is a crack in the steering wheel and slight delamination of the dash on the passenger side. Chrome and glass are excellent. Some minor scratches in the brightwork. An amazing car- possibly a once in a lifetime chance at ownership. Hopefully the new owner will drive and enjoy as Mr. Cheek did. Owned for 32 years by Hyatt Cheek, national president of the Gullwing group, toured extensively. – The centerpiece of RM Sotheby’s Arizona auction, one of only 29 built. The price is the price for a car this special.
Lot # 161 1958 Lancia Aurelia B24S Convertible; S/N B24S1660; Engine # B241795; Dark Grey/Cordovan leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $375,000 – $425,000; Older restoration 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $440,000 plus commission of 11.14%; Final Price $489,000. – 2,451/118hp, 4-speed, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, woodrim steering wheel. – Older restoration that still presents nicely. Paint is good. Has some wax residue that needs to cleaned from the cracks specifically the belt line. Trunk fits poorly with gaps unequal side to side. Some pitting of the chrome on the mirror and spidering on windshield wipers. One of 521 built, Registro Aurelia certificate, maintenance records. Lancia Classiche certificate applied for but not received yet. – Sold by RM at Monterey in 2002 for $77,000 and subsequently cosmetically and mechanically improved as well as adding about 8,000 miles to the odometer. It is particularly attractive in these colors but it brought concours-restored money.
Lot # 162 1959 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider, Body by Touring; S/N AR1020400541; Engine # AR0020400501; Giallo Paglierino/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $175,000 – $225,000; Recent restoration 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $160,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $179,200. – 1,975/115hp, dual Solex carburetors, Blaupunkt Koln radio, Borrani wire wheels. – Two owners since new, represented as the matching numbers engine. Exhibits what appears to be a recent restoration with excellent paint and interior. The car is perfection with the exception of sloppy sealing around the windshield. Class award at 2021 Las Vegas Concours, accompanied by toolkit and jack, certificate of origin, original import invoice, original radio warranty card, 1960 purchase contract, resto photos. – A perfect car to cruise the PCH and impressively restored but fully valued in this transaction.
Lot # 168 1988 Cizeta-Moroder V16T Coupe; S/N 001; Pearl White/Red leather; Estimate $900,000 – $1,200,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,235,000 plus commission of 10.40%; Final Price $1,363,500. – 5,995/533hp V-16, 5-speed, 5-spoke O.Z. centerlock wheels, PZero tires, power windows. – The one and only Cizeta-Moroder, offered by its first owner, Giorgio Moroder (“The Father of Disco”). Displayed at the 1989 Los Angeles and Geneva auto shows. Original, lightly used and recently serviced at Canepa with some additional attention to its practicality. Also comes with an NFT by digital artist “Soulajit”. – Famous in its time and housing a powerplant that is something of an epic accomplishment as well as a cab-forward design recalling the F1 cars of the period, this result is a tribute to the lingering memory of this car’s announcement. The NFT adds nothing.
Lot # 171 1995 Ferrari 456 GT 2 + 2, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFSP44A8S0100981; Engine # 38437; Black/Beige leather; Estimate $60,000 – $80,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $110,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $123,200. – 5,474/442hp, 6-speed, power windows, CD changer stereo, yellow calipers, 19-inch alloy wheels, Michelin Pilot Sport tires, SF shields, power steering. power brakes, air conditioning Schedoni tool case. Assembly number 18065. – Other than an aged and creased driver’s seat this Ferrari is nearly like new even under the hood. The mileage is represented to be 24,744 from new and it has been carefully looked after for the past two and a half decades. – Now qualifying as a senior citizen, at least in car terms, this 456 GT has led, at least from all exterior indications, a good life. The auction description highlights “the revered six-speed gated manual transmission”, but that was standard equipment on the 456 GT. The low miles and overall well-preserved condition is a serious plus, but this result is momentous. 456 GT values have been trending up recently, but this result is a leap, not a trend.
Lot # 172 2009 Ferrari 430 Scuderia Coupe, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFKW64A590167241; Rosso Corsa, Grey stripes/Black Alcantara; Estimate $250,000 – $300,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $255,000 plus commission of 11.96%; Final Price $285,500. – 4,308/510hp, 6-speed AutoManual, cross-drilled carbon ceramic rotors, red contrast stitching, SF shields, Alcantara seats, carbon fiber interior trim, climate control, power windows, factory radio. Assembly number 84630. – Represented with under 4,500 miles and doesn’t look to have ever seen the track. Looks like a new car but has a rear end damage report on CarFax from early 2014. – This 430 Scuderia had 3,720 miles when sold by RM at Monterey in 2017 for $231,000. It is represented with 4,500 miles today and is still pristine, albeit challenged by the CarFax report which no one in Scottsdale this year seemed to give much weight. “Rear end damage” suggests someone of limited talent turned off the traction control but neither five years ago nor today did it make any difference in the value which in this transaction is nothing less than generous.
Lot # 173 1964 Volkswagen Type 2 Deluxe Microbus 21 window; S/N 1302403; Engine # AB412160; Blue, White/Parchment; Grey folding top; Estimate $100,000 – $150,000; Older restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $165,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $184,800. – 1,679cc, 4-speed, Deluxe trim including six pop out side windows, short middle seat, seat belts. white wall tires, upgraded engine. – Older paint that remains in good condition with little to no blemish. Interior and upholstery good with small dirt spot on headliner and dirt near gas pedal on kick panel. Glass and chrome are good. Some spots from age on stainless belt trim and scratches on window trim. Some window seals shrinking away from body. A great bus overall with lots of life left in the older restoration. – Holy Wolfsburg! And it’s not even a 23-window. This bus was sold at Russo and Steele here in Scottsdale in 2006 for $36,850 and although it has been thoughtfully maintained since then it is seriously expensive at this price.
Lot # 174 2014 Porsche 911 GT America Coupe IMSA Race Car; S/N WP0ZZZ99ZES198084; Matte Black, Matte Red, Yellow “MOMO”/Black cloth; Estimate $140,000 – $180,000; Competition car, original as-raced 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $110,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $123,200. – 3,996/470hp, 6-speed sequential gearbox, factory endurance package carbon fiber wing, centerlock Momo 18-inch alloy wheels, Continental slicks, fully equipped for endurance racing. – One owner from new, Momo racing, and raced at Daytona, Sebring, Detroit and Monterey with insipid results. Stored since then. Chipping, scratched old poorly masked paint. Orderly construction and even has a Motorola radio but very used. – A comprehensively equipped and competitive car for a modest price, even if its most competitive days are behind it. Ideal for keeping at a track to blow out cobwebs after a rough week of work and competitively priced for that purpose.
Lot # 176 1985 Ferrari 308 GTBi QV Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFUA12A8F0056241; Rosso Corsa/Beige leather, Red piping; Estimate $70,000 – $110,000; Visually maintained, largely original 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $120,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $134,400. – 2,927/205hp, 5-speed, Borletti air conditioning, power windows Pioneer CD stereo. – Good older repaint over old paint and a few minor stress cracks at corners. Oil misted engine compartment with paint loss. The outside driver’s seat bolster is lightly scuffed and soiled. Pre-auction engine-out service. Multiple FCA Platinum awards. Makes a great first impression but upon a closer look is showing its age. – The history of this 308 GTB inspires confidence in the consistent care it has had and its limited use, today showing 27,169 miles on the odometer. This result is a credit to that long term care and attention as well as to consistent preservation, earning a premium of a half or more at this price.
Lot # 177 1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster; S/N 12104010024376; Engine # 12192810002283; Anthracite Grey, Anthracite Grey hardtop/Cognac leather; Brown cloth top; Estimate $175,000 – $225,000; Recent restoration 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $305,000 plus commission of 11.64%; Final Price $340,500. – 1,897/105hp, 4-speed, ivory steering wheel, Becker Europa multiband radio, hubcaps and trim rings, whitewalls, halogen headlights, matching luggage. – Excellent fresh paint, gorgeous upholstery. Crisp gauges. Brilliant chrome. Three-year restoration in Germany completed in 2016 at a cost of $225,000 and painstakingly maintained since in as-restored condition showing no evidence at all of age or use. – Yes, this is a beautiful example of a meticulously restored 190SL but this is an epic price to pay for it. The price is close to a record, but that will be set tomorrow at Barrett-Jackson with lot #1312.1 at $352,000. This kind of money brings back memories of the mid twenty-teens when 190SLs were regularly bringing $200,000 plus at auctions but is not consistent with more recent experience.