More is not Better
Bonhams crammed 219 cars into its Quail Lodge location in 2019, 62% more lots in exactly the same space at a sale where when Bonhams previously has expanded to two days it has been to feature a high-profile collection.
They were cheek by jowl tight. The Maserati Bora lost its right outside mirror in the crush of people trying get a look at cars while squeezing between cars placed too close together.
Extracting cars for test drives made valet parking at the Concours on Sunday seem simple.
The added cars were good, but not exceptional. Bonhams kept the focus on their headline lots, displaying them to advantage in the usual tent. The rest were, well, “the rest.”
Bonhams was bought last September by a U.K. private equity fund, Epiris. They recently launched a “popular classics” auction brand in the U.K. offering 5% commissions. The emphasis on popularly-priced cars, and a lot of them, at Quail Lodge seems to reflect direction from the bean counters at Epiris.
If that’s the direction, it was not a success here at Quail Lodge during the Monterey Car Week. More cars brought lower prices. a lower sell-through rate, less attention to the high-profile cars and, at least on the surface (not reflecting sellers’ commission deals on high-profile cars), lower commissions.
Bonhams 2019 Quail Lodge auction was not a success, even in a year when all the Monterey auctions were off by a third or so in total transactions.
Here are the numbers:
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On site observations are by Rick Carey, Greg Ingold and James Hewitt. The final copy and comments are solely the responsibility of Rick Carey. They are sorted in lot number order.
Lot # 18 1971 Alpine A110 1600 S Coupe Group IV Rally; S/N A11017294; Engine # 80725; Bleu Metallise/Black; Estimate $175,000 – $225,000; Competition car, original as-raced, 3- condition; Reserve; Hammered Sold at $170,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $190,400. – 1,606cc/135hp, 4-speed, two Heuer timers, VH Trip calculator, Prototipo leather rim steering wheel, roll cage, 5-point belts, Gotti modular wheels, hydraulic hand brake, driving lights, fog lights, Yokohama tires, an original Group IV 1600S, FIVA documented. – The nose has numerous small chips, and there are large cracks in the paint on the roof near the rear window. The window trim is dull and the engine cover hinges have dulled. The interior shows use and moderate aging. An interesting car with graceful aging from the years of racing as shown by the 66,350 km on its odometer. – “Extreme” barely begins to describe the Group IV Alpine, or its performance even with the stated but probably understated 135hp. Big tires, flared fenders, gazillions of lumens and an array of fiddly bits for the already anxious navigator to handle makes it something of a challenge to both driver and navigator. This is a charismatic vehicle and the bidders recognized it for what it is, a solid value.
Lot # 19 1987 Porsche 944 Turbo Cup Coupe; S/N WP0AA2956HN165111; Guard Red/Black leather; Estimate $90,000 – $120,000; Competition car, original as-raced, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $50,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $56,000. – Original Cup specification car with fiberglass hood, magnesium intake manifold, sport shocks, roll cage, bigger brakes, modified clutch and transmission, magnesium phone dial wheels and 270hp, 50 more hp than the standard 944 Turbo (and 20 more than the top-spec Turbo S) with more linear power delivery. – Good paint with some light dulling to the finish. The engine compartment is aged, but no excessive wear or dirt. The interior shows no major use or deterioration. Raced in a few enduro events in the 1990s but now showing just 7,085 believable miles. Among the most collectible 944s there are. – Sold for nearly twice what an ordinary 944 Turbo in this condition would expect to bring, but it is also much rarer and much faster as well as having surpassingly low mileage.
Lot # 20 1979 Mazda RX-7 GS Coupe; S/N SA22C553839; Solar Yellow/Black vinyl; Estimate $15,000 – $20,000; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $13,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $14,560. – Air conditioning, AM/FM radio, Grand Prix radial GT tires on alloy wheels. – Very good paint which has been repainted in some areas although blended incredibly well. The engine compartment is aged and a bit oily. The interior is clean and shows minimal wear. The 34,361 miles showing are represented as actual. To see an RX-7 this well-preserved is unusual even if it could use a detailing. – The first gen (FB) RX-7 is not a rare car. Mazda built nearly half a million of them. It isn’t a valuable car, either, as the best one in the world might not even crack 20 grand. This is therefore a massive price even if it is just used family sedan money. It would be very hard to find another example this clean or with miles this low, and the bidders recognized that.
Lot # 26 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC Coupe; S/N 9333; Engine # 9333; Red/Beige leather; Estimate $550,000 – $650,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $405,000 plus commission of 11.23%; Final Price $450,500. – 3967cc/300hp, 5-speed, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Michelin XWX tires, air conditioning, Becker Europa radio, power windows. – Orderly engine compartment showing some age and use. Good paint, upholstery and chrome. A good late 1990’s restoration with a little age and use. Believed restamped engine. – The restamped engine is all that needs to be said to explain the moderate price achieved by this highly presentable and usable 330 GTC.
Lot # 27 1998 Ferrari F355 Spider Convertible; S/N ZFFXR48A5W0109833; Rosso Corsa/Biscuit leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $70,000 – $90,000; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $70,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $78,400. – 3496cc/375hp, 6-speed, Ferrari cassette stereo, SF shields. – Good paint, scuffed driver’s seat bolster, a few small stone chips on the front fascia and bumper. Shows 10,678 believable miles. – While it’s not pristine the low miles are encouraging. The lack of a specific service history is a significant oversight making this a generous price to pay.
Lot # 31 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Race Car, Body by Pininfarina; S/N AR390534; Yellow/Black cloth; Estimate $40,000 – $60,000; Competition restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $27,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $30,240. – Full historic competition prepared. Braced rollbar, Recaro seat, Sparco suede rim steering wheel, fire system, AutoMeter gauges, shift light, driver’s aeroscreen, 4-lug 8-spoke Panasport alloy wheels, Toyo tires, 40DCOE Webers, 4-speed, limited slip, Koni shocks, disc brakes, fuel cell, fire system, Accusump, all Earl’s or Aeroquip under the hood. – A clean, orderly historic race car with good cosmetics that is impressively prepared and maintained. There are some minor cosmetic issues like speckled taillight bezels insignificant in the race car context. – This is an incredible value, a fully and comprehensively prepared historic race car bought for about the price of a rebuilt engine. It’s not freshly done, nor even freshly fettled, but there is so much value just in the list of its components that the value is tangible. It is a great value for the new owner.
Lot # 34 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia Coupe, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFF67NFA8B0180805; Red, Black roof/Beige leather; Estimate $160,000 – $190,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $145,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $162,400. – 4497cc/562hp, paddle shift, SF shields, Yellow calipers, carbon ceramic discs, PZero tires, Yellow tach, manettino steering wheel. – 5,600 miles, recent service and unblemished with negligible driver’s seat wear. – A depreciating asset, still on a downward slope. Similar 458 Italias are not rare and even 5,600 miles is not exceptional. This is an appropriate result with no resale upside.
Lot # 36 1977 Ferrari 308 GTB Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 22475; Engine # 02675; Argento Auteuil/Black leather; Estimate $70,000 – $90,000; Unrestored original, 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $45,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $50,400. – 2927cc/255hp, 4 Weber carbs, 5-speed, 5-spoke alloy wheels, Michelin XWX tires, Borletti air conditioning, BMW multiband radio. – Crazing paint everywhere. Cracked, worn original upholstery. One owner until last year, 15,545 miles. Stored since 1992 and mechanically freshened last year. Highly original but the repaint it desperately needs will obviate that. – Originality frequently brings major premiums but that seems to have been lost with this 308 GTB’s result, instead taking a discount for the repaint it so obviously needs. There are probably more issues waiting to be discovered after sixteen years in storage, issues that have been anticipated along with the paint in this realistic result.
Lot # 38 2003 BMW Z8 Roadster; S/N WBAEJ13403AH62055; Stratus Grey/Crema; Estimate $180,000 – $220,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $185,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $207,200. – 6-speed, hardtop, optional Performance Package. – Excellent paint with no damage. The underbody has a bit of dirt and grime from driving, but no oxidation. The interior appears practically unused. A like new example with 8,000 careful miles racked up. – BMW sold about 5700 Z8s and about half of them came to the US at an MSRP of around $130,000. They’re already collectible, and today prices range from the mid-$100s for a car with some miles on them to low-$200s for nearly factory fresh examples like this, so this was a spot-on appropriate result.
Lot # 41 1964 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 SI Coupe 2+2, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 5973; Engine # 5973; Verde Pinot/Tan leather; Estimate $375,000 – $450,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $270,000. – 3967cc/300hp, 4-speed with overdrive, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Pirelli Cinturato tires. – Excellent paint, chrome and wonderful smelling new leather interior. The engine compartment is like new but with some oily residue and a bit of road grime. Excellent panel fits and gaps. Bright, crisp gauges. An FCA Platinum award car, and it shows. – This is a gorgeous 330 GT 2+2 in an attractive and unusual color but the pre-sale low estimate is highly optimistic. It is probably worth more than the reported high bid here, but not a lot.
Lot # 43 1999 Ferrari F355 Spider Convertible; S/N ZFFXR48A7X0113089; Grigio Titanio/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $80,000 – $100,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $60,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $67,200. – 3496cc/375hp, paddle shift, 5-spoke alloy wheels, Bridgestone tires, luggage, books, service records. – Good paint with stone chips on the front fascia and a tiny scrape on the left front corner. 19,544 miles and looks like it. Reported to have a recent major engine service. – This 355 Spider is at least as good a car as the one sold a few lots earlier for $78,400, it just has 9,000 more miles and therein lies the difference. This is a sound value for a prudent buyer willing to wait a bit and not bite at the first apple to fall from the tree.
Lot # 44 1931 Bentley 4 1/2 Liter Blower Le Mans Replica Tourer, Body after Vanden Plas; S/N MS3942; Engine # MS3950; Green/Green leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $2,750,000 – $3,750,000; Modified restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $2,200,000. – 4,398cc/182hp supercharged, 4-speed, single sidemount, fabric covered body, cycle fenders, body color wire wheels, Blockley tires, folding full width windscreen, dual aeroscreens, radiator and headlight stoneguards. Lucas headlights. – A factory 4 1/2 liter Blower, bodied when new by Vanden Plas with two door tourer coachwork with clamshell front fenders. Modified postwar with this body, shortened chassis and engine and gearbox from MS3945. Eventually sold to Virgil Millet and stored for two decades until recently. Done to high standards with very good cosmetics, showing some wear and modest miles. The chassis is oil misted and a little grimy. The engine compartment is similarly orderly and gently used. Recently recommissioned and said to run well. – The original body was quite attractive, but this Le Mans Replica is evocative, the right car for the right crowd, and has been maintained and recommissioned in very good condition considering the age of its restoration in the mid-50’s. It would be a fine value at pretty much any amount between the reported high bid and the low estimate and is somewhat surprising that it didn’t sell among the hype for Bentley’s 100th Anniversary in Monterey this year.
Lot # 50 1961 Renault 4CV Jolly; S/N 3607778; Green, Beige/Beige wicker; Green, White top; Estimate $75,000 – $95,000; Enthusiast restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $49,107 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $55,000. – Hub caps, whitewalls, aftermarket CD player. – A few small touch ups on the nose, and the mirrors are pitted. Older restored interior. Not much history represented and inconsistently presented. – Hammered not sold at $49,000 but sold post-block for a reasonable 55 grand all-in. Just as much character as the original Fiat Jolly and rarer as well, but significantly less expensive, at least at Monterey where they seem to bring much more than elsewhere.
Lot # 52 1970 Porsche 914/6 Targa; S/N 9140430259; White/Black vinyl; Estimate $125,000 – $145,000; Competition restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $102,000. – 1991cc/125hp, Fuchs wheels, Hoosier tires, braced rollbar, full width Plexiglas windscreen, single seat, fire system, 5-point belts. – Good paint. The underbody and chassis are like new. Not raced in years but searchingly viewed in the preview and not found wanting, just aged. – The reported high bid here is no more or less than realistic and the seller probably had second thoughts about declining it minutes after the hammer came down. “Old” is not “good” in competition cars and this 914/6 is “old”, leaving a new owner some work, effort and expense to make sure it is reliable, competitive and not least safe.
Lot # 57 1930 Bentley 6 1/2 Liter Speed Six Le Mans Replica Tourer, Body after Vanden Plas; S/N SB2754; Engine # SB2763; Green/Green leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $1,000,000 – $1,300,000; Recent restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $790,000 plus commission of 10.63%; Final Price $874,000. – RHD. 6597cc/180hp, 4-speed, single sidemount, Andre Telecontrol shocks, fabric covered body, cycle fenders, body color wire wheels, Excelsior tires, folding full width windscreen, dual aeroscreens, radiator, headlight and driving light stoneguards. Lucas headlights and driving lights – Originally bodied with a Weymann patent 4-door saloon by Gurney Nutting and probably rebodied before WWII with the Vanden Plas style Le Mans replica. Restoration by David George Coachworks begun in the 80’s for Dr. Fred Simeone, later traded to Virgil Millett. Stored until recently, inspected by Clare Hay and verified as the matching numbers engine, gearbox and axles. Done to high standards with very good cosmetics, showing some wear and modest miles appropriate to the 794 showing on the Jaeger odometer. – There were eleven prewar Bentleys in the Monterey auctions and despite being the featured marque on the Concours field, with something like 25% of the concours cars, they fared poorly at the auctions. Only 5 of the 11 sold, a mediocre 45.5% sell-through. Of the five that did sell only one changed hands within the pre-sale estimate range. This one, said to be an outstanding performer on the road after recent mechanical work by a Bentley specialist, represents an excellent value for the money.
Lot # 61 1959 Cooper-Climax Type 51 Formula 1; S/N F2359; BRGreen, White stripes/Black vinyl; Estimate $150,000 – $200,000; Competition restoration, 3- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $120,000. – Chrome rollbar, 4-bolt 8-spoke alloy wheels, Dunlop Racing tires, ERSA Citroen gearbox, 2-Liter Coventry Climax FPF, dual 45DCOE Webers – CASC #3718. An impressive collection of Wine Country plaques and tech stickers that seem to stop in 2008, a date that is confirmed by the car’s condition, old tires and wheels that are starting to effloresce. Nice touches like insulated fuel lines to keep them cool in the engine compartment. F2 raced when new by Chris Nixon and Ian Burgess. Later owned by David Cronenberg. – One of Cooper’s most successful designs, winners of the 1959 Championship of Constructors. Its aged condition and obvious need for comprehensive attention before being raced makes the reported high bid realistic and the seller’s decision not to let it go optimistic.
Lot # 62 1966 Lola T62 Formula 3; S/N SL6211; Blue/Black vinyl; Estimate $60,000 – $80,000; Competition restoration, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $37,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $41,440. – 1,498cc Lotus-Ford 105E Twin Cam, 100hp, Hewland 5-speed. – Sold originally to Frank (now Sir Frank) Williams. There is ill-defined early racing history. Restored in the early Naughts with good paint, cracks on the engine cover. Surface rusted exhaust. Doesn’t look like it’s run in a while.
– This is one of several British race cars of this period offered at Bonhams in similar not used in a while condition that appear to have been from a single collection that has been dormant for years. Similarly aged, but realistically preserved, they have immense charisma of the period and brought sound project historic racing car money.
Lot # 64 1956 Cooper-Climax T39 Sports Race Car; S/N CS9556; Engine # FWA40067078; Green/Black leatherette; Estimate $125,000 – $150,000; Competition restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $110,000. – Center steering, 8-spoke 4-lug alloy wheels, 4-wheel disc brakes. – Good paint, rusty Dzus fasteners. Clean, orderly but aged chassis and engine compartment. Sound and complete but aged and doesn’t appear to have been driven recently. – A Formula car with full envelope bodywork, the Bobtail Cooper Type 39 hit a sweet spot in the Fifties and has a reputation bigger than its envelope or engine. This, like others seemingly from the same collection, hasn’t seen its performance experienced in years but is orderly. The reported high bid reflects its many needs and could have been accepted with only twinges of regret.
Lot # 66 1962 Cooper-BMC Type 59 Formula Jr.; S/N FJ762; Engine # XSP21292; Dark Blue, White stripes/Black vinyl; Estimate $75,000 – $100,000; Competition restoration, 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $50,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $56,000. – 1,095cc BMC-XSP engine, 45DCOE Weber carburetor, 5-speed Citroen-ERSA gearbox, coilover wishbone suspension, 8-spoke 4-lug alloy wheels, Dunlop Racing tires. – Campaigned when new by Tim and Ted Mayer and Peter Revson with great success in the U.S. Crashed and rebuilt, this car has the back half of FJ-7-62 joined with the front half of FJ-8-62. The last tech sticker is from 2009. The tires are that old and the wheels are deteriorating. – This is one of several older open wheel and sports cars that came from the same collection and hadn’t been run or maintained in years. A lot of safety checking will be required before it can take to the track again but when it’s done it should acquit itself well and bring some important history to any historic racing grid where it appears. The history alone makes it a sound value at this price.
Lot # 67 1962 Cooper T61 Monaco Race Car; S/N CM262; Polished aluminum/Black leatherette; Estimate $100,000 – $150,000; Competition restoration, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $60,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $67,200. – RHD. Buick 215 V8, 4×2 sidedraft Webers, 4-speed McKee transaxle, covered headlights chrome driver’s rollbar, wraparound Plexiglas windscreen, leather rim steering wheel, 4-lug 8-spoke alloy wheels, Dunlop Racing tires, coilover rear suspension. – Originally Coventry Climax powered, effectively raced by Bill Sturgis in the U.S. and USRRC series. Rebuilt from parts in the naughts with the current B-O-P Nailhead V8 with Hurst Airheart disc brakes and Halibrand magnesium case transaxle. Efflorescing alloy wheels, hard tires. Lightly scuffed polished aluminum body. Not used in a long time but well-preserved. – There is little historic about what appears here, but a lot of classic Sixties design details that make it sensationally appearing and performing. The chassis, body and drivetrain are reproductions and that surely figured in the price it brought here at Quail Lodge. On the other hand, it will be a thrill to drive and its combination of bits and pieces make it a desirable historic event entry. For that alone it is a sound value at this result.
Lot # 68 1961 Cooper-Climax T53P “Lowline” Formula 1; S/N F1961; Engine # 1279; Light Blue, White stripe/Black leatherette; Estimate $140,000 – $180,000; Competition restoration, 3- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $100,000. – 2.5 liter Coventry Climax FPF engine, dual 58 DCOE Weber carbs, Cooper-Knight D5S 5-speed transaxle, Black painted 8-spoke 4-lug alloy wheels, Dunlop Racing tires, Moto-Lita leather rim steering wheel, Koni coilover suspension, fire system. – Cooper won the 1960 F1 driver’s and constructors’ championship with Jack Brabham’s T35 “Lowline”. This car was raced from new by Bernard Collomb with little effect. Burned out at the Brussels GP in 1962 and rejuvenated as an historic race car. Good paint, otherwise clean but aged. Efflorescing alloy wheels, old tires, phony aircraft fuel hoses. – A nifty car, but with a checkered history of reconstruction from ashes, the seller would have been well advised to take the money if there was any.
Lot # 74 1970 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman Limousine; S/N 10001412001655; Black/Brown leather in front, Beige in back; Estimate $225,000 – $275,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $238,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $266,560. – Becker Grand Prix radio, Sony television, division window, intercom. – The nose is peppered with small rock chips. The body is straight and the chrome is very good. The underbody is clean and the mechanicals are all recently redone. The interior is very good and not excessively worn. Unknown early history, but despite the flag poles it presumably didn’t belong to a Third World dictator, and it was restored from 2004-14. – Mercedes-Benz offered the 600 Grosser Mercedes (Grand Mercedes) from 1963 all the way until 1981, but built less than 2700 example in total and far fewer of the long-wheelbase Pullman limousine. Any 600 is a collectible car these days, but they are very expensive cars to sort out thanks to their all-hydraulic power accessories that run on special mineral oil. This example recently received $100,000 in service. That and its charming features like a period television helped push it to this price. There weren’t many surprisingly strong prices in this mid-six-figure price bracket in Monterey this year, but this Pullman was one of them.
Lot # 78 1971 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 14461; Red/Black leather; Estimate $200,000 – $250,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $175,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $196,000. – 4390cc/340hp, 5-speed, centerlock wheels, Pirelli P4000 tires, Becker Europa AM-FM, power windows, air conditioning. – Decent old paint with small cracks at various corners. Good lightly stretched upholstery that is newer than the seats. Dried out faded dashtop augmented by a dead dragonfly. It was repainted so long ago and so well that it has all the appearances of original paint. – Sold at the Rick Cole auction in Monterey in 1991 for $79,380, it has added some 20,000 km since then to bring it to the present reading of 72,358 km. The result here is eminently appropriate for its history and appearance.
Lot # 79 1959 Kellison J-4R Race Car; S/N 3970020; White/Black cloth; Estimate $35,000 – $55,000; Competition restoration, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $20,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $22,400. – 406/497hp Chevy, M-21 4-speed, Corvette suspension, roll cage, fuel cell, 5-spoke alloy wheels, disc brakes, road legal equipment. – Full tilt boogie vintage race car built for vintage tour organizer Rich Taylor. The original Kellison chassis was duplicated in high strength materials. NASCAR style cage, professionally prepped and very successful. Cosmetics to racer, not show, standards. SVRA logbook. – Sold by RM at Amelia in 2001 for $36,300, then by Bonhams at Amelia in 2018 for $28,000, this is a prime example of American kit cars of the Fifties, a swoopy fiberglass body adaptable to a variety of chassis and in this case was built on a bespoke chassis with 4-wheel independent suspension. The engine is worth this price, the car is free.
Lot # 82 1979 Lincoln Continental Mk V Collector Series Coupe; S/N 9Y89S760037; White/Blue; Estimate $20,000 – $30,000; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $26,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $29,120. – Collector’s Edition, climate control, sunroof, 8-track player. – Very good original paint with some chips around the headlights. The chrome and bright work are all very good. The underbody is clean but has light oxidation from sitting. The interior is like new. Showing 20,076 miles, but presents like a car that is both much newer and driven far less. – The owners of this car clearly took the name “Collector Series” seriously and pampered it with the kind of treatment that few vintage land yachts like this get. The bidders recognized that, and afforded the car a top-dollar result.
Lot # 90 1980 Toj 206 SC Group C3; S/N 206SC001; White, “Yacco”/Black cloth; Estimate $230,000 – $270,000; Competition restoration, 3 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $165,000. – 2-liter BMW M12 engine, 300hp, 5-speed Hewland transaxle, Tramont 4-spoke modular wheels, Eagle slicks. – One of a series built by Jorg Obermoser based upon chassis from Jo Marquart’s GRD and its successor Modus with sleek bodywork designed by Achim Storz. This Toj was re-engineered by its first owner Bernard Chamberod for hillclimb events, achieving a series of wins through the early 90s and FFSA Montagne championships. Freshly and quickly repainted and liveried with occasionally wrinkled vinyl graphics. Orderly chassis and engine compartment. – Sketchy history and an unproven recent restoration do this Toj no favors but it is a largely clean canvas upon which to write an historic racing history with prominent and reliable BMW M12 power and serious aerodynamics. The seller’s decision to decline the reported high bid is optimistic.
Lot # 101 1973 Volvo 1800ES Station Wagon; S/N 1836354007241; Blue/Brown; Estimate $60,000 – $80,000; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $46,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $51,520. – 4-speed with overdrive, alloy wheels, AM radio, Moto-Lita steering wheel. – Good paint that appears fairly fresh. The bumpers are very good, although the rear hatch handle brightwork is aged. The underbody is quite oxidized but a few suspension components have been replaced or upgraded and the exhaust is new. The seats have loose fitting upholstery and should be fixed although the rest of the interior is quite good. Cosmetically redone. – The first car to cross the block on Bonhams’ second day at Quail Lodge and a very strong result that would ordinarily buy a much more thoroughly restored example. There were four P1800ES wagons in the Monterey auctions, two of them here at Bonhams. Despite the number on offer all (except for the customized one at Russo and Steele) brought similar strong prices with this being the most expensive.
Lot # 106 1973 Volkswagen 181 Thing Convertible; S/N 1832839860; Pumpkin Orange/Beige; Tan top; Estimate $35,000 – $50,000; Recent restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $28,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $31,360. – Chromed wheels, gasoline heater, tool kit, jack, gear level lock, full weather equipment, added CD player. – Very good paint and body. The top appears new and fits tightly. The underbody was completely refinished and the interior has little wear, although many original interior components were reused. Not over done, but recently restored The Thing Shop in Arizona, who presumably know a thing or two about Things. – Monterey 2019 may have been tough for seven- and eight-figure race cars, but it was a good week to be a restored Type 181. RM Sotheby’s sold a freshly restored Cream White example for $36,960 and this one brought nearly as much. Both are at the very top of the price spectrum for these fun, usable nice-weather runabouts and a good bit more practical than the Fiat Jollys that so often break the bank here.
Lot # 107 2009 Ferrari 430 Scuderia 16M Spider; S/N ZFFKW66A690167276; Red, Black stripe/Black Alcantara, cloth inserts, SF shields; Black cloth top; Estimate $270,000 – $320,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $250,000. – 4308cc/503hp, paddle shift, Anthracite alloy wheels, PZero tires, Red calipers, carbon ceramic brake discs, carbon fiber steering wheel and interior trim, Sirius XM stereo, red gauge faces. – The headlight covers are crazing, otherwise it is a clean used car with no obvious damage represented as having 8,000 miles. – Even with the moderate mileage, the reported high bid is a realistic, even generous, offer. It is not on an upward-sloping value curve and the next time it comes to market it will, in all likelihood, be bid to less. This offer is a good one and should have gotten the nod from the consignor.
Lot # 108 1986 Ferrari 328 GTS Spider, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFXA20A7G0064385; White/Tan leather; Black roof panel top; Estimate $90,000 – $110,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $65,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $72,800. – Tools and books. – A few rock chips on the front grille but none on the body paint. The driver’s seat shows very light wear. Showing 8,930 claimed original miles. A very good 328 in unusual colors. – 328 prices have been softening a little after peaking in 2016 but the seller, who bought the car in 2015, likely got more here than he or she paid for it originally. Despite being an original and well-preserved example it brought no premium for that. Maybe the originality premium was offset by the discount for white.
Lot # 111 1955 Swallow Doretti Convertible; S/N 11101110; Engine # TS2878E; Light Green/Black vinyl; Red vinyl top; Estimate $100,000 – $125,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $55,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $61,600. – 1991/90hp, 4-speed, chrome wire wheels, Dean Celestial Metric tires, Red brake drums. – Very good paint and interior. Wavy grille surround with a scratched blemish. The top is older and faded but fits well. The underbody is like new. The engine compartment is orderly but aged. An honest old car with no pretentions. – A TR2 by another name and with a rather Austin-Healey look to it, this is a realistic price for a rare and distinctive British car.
Lot # 112 1963 Porsche Carrera 2 GS Coupe, Body by Reutter; S/N 124097; Engine # P97249; Signal Red/Beige leather, corduroy inserts; Estimate $600,000 – $750,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $400,000. – 1,996/150hp, 4-speed, Blaupunkt AM-FM-Multiband radio, Porsche woodrim steering wheel, chrome wheels, Vredestein tires, tool kit, jack, Kardex copy, Porsche CofA. – Represented as the original engine, chassis and body. Excellent unblemished paint, pristine interior and bright chrome. The underbody has a little road dust, probably from being driven into the preview. A sharp, fresh, clean example of a desirable Porsche. – Sold for $643,500 by Gooding at Scottsdale in 2015 and worth no less than that today, this car should have brought more and the consignor was fully justified in looking for more, a lot more.
Lot # 114 1938 Brough Superior SS100 Motorcycle; S/N M11936; Engine # BSX21039; Black/Black leather; Estimate $300,000 – $400,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $280,000 plus commission of 11.79%; Final Price $313,000. – Smiths speedometer and clock, fishtail exhaust, dual pannier bags, pillion seat. – Represented as matching engine and frame numbers. Good older chrome and paint with some cracks and chips. A sound 2015 restoration with some age and miles. – The restoration looks older than the claimed date of 2015, but not enough to make much difference in this legendary motorcycle and the bidders were charmed by its condition and availability.
Lot # 116 1965 Iso Grifo A3C Coupe, Body by Drogo; S/N B0213; Engine # 129F12183Q; Red/Black; Estimate $1,000,000 – $1,300,000; Competition restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $480,000. – 327/420hp, centerlock alloy wheels, Dunlop Racing tires, four Spanish 45DCOE Webers, covered Marchal headlights, alloy body, covered headlights, woodrim steering wheel, riveted aluminum body. – Road tested for Auto Motor und Sport by Paul Frere in 1965. Later Diomante intake with four side draft Weber carbs. Beautiful paint, chrome and interior except for thin chrome on the driver’s window molding. Engine compartment, chassis and underbody were restored like new with some age and use and a few tacky aluminum paint coatings. Displayed at Pebble Beach in 2013. – This Grifo was offered by Bonhams at Scottsdale in 2016 with a $1.3 million low estimate and reported bid to $950,000. The estimate is adjusted here, but the reported high bid is half of what it was three years ago. The offer for a riveted Drogo bodied A3C is irrational, suggesting a complete lack of interest on the part of both the bidders and the auctioneer and is meaningless for a well-restored example with a damage-free and complete ownership history that should have been close to seven figures.
Lot # 118 2017 Ford GT Heritage Coupe; S/N 2FAGP9CW0HH200047; Matte Black, Matte Silver/Black leather; Estimate $1,250,000 – $1,900,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $950,000 plus commission of 10.53%; Final Price $1,050,000. – 6-cyl. 213cid/647hp EcoBoost Twin Turbo, Silver calipers, White roundels “2” – 120 miles and like new. Matte Black Heritage edition emulating the 1966 Le Mans winner. – Since these cars are contractually restricted from resale for 4 years how this one gained an exception is a mystery not explained in the catalog. With the Heritage package and multiple options it was well over $500,000 when new, a drop in the bucket when compared with this result. Some have sold for much more (even discounting the $2.5 million charity sale at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2018) and the pipeline is only just beginning to open up, a situation that goes a long way to explaining how this result is modest compared with some recent sales but in line with expectations.
Lot # 125 1965 De Tomaso P70 Can-Am Race Car, Body by Fantuzzi; S/N P70001; Red/Black vinyl; Estimate $2,000,000 – $3,000,000; Competition restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $1,600,000. – RHD. 289/350hp Gurney Weslake V8, 5-speed transaxle, 4 Weber carbs, driver’s rollbar, two seats, Gold deTomaso alloy wheels, Dunlop Racing tires. – A stillborn project built by de Tomaso for Carroll Shelby with beautiful coachwork designed by Peter Brock. Shown at Turin by Ghia. A pile of pieces including the body were discovered at de Tomaso in 2004 and reassembled. Good paint and interior. The chassis and suspension are older and show it. Best Postwar Race Car at The Quail in 2015. Denis Jenkinson might characterize the P70 as “resurrected.” – The P70 is a very pretty car and now it has an impressive drivetrain and meticulous restoration (or “resurrection”) but it has no in-period history at all other than a Turin Motor Show appearance and that makes even the below-low estimate reported high bid generous.
Lot # 127 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Ellena Coupe, Body by Ellena; S/N 0861GT; Engine # 0861GT; Black, Silver roof/Green leather; Estimate $750,000 – $950,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $560,000 plus commission of 10.89%; Final Price $621,000. – 2953cc/240hp, 4-speed, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Excelsior tires, Wagner halogen headlights, Marchal fog lights. – Scratched windshield, no wipers, good interior but an odd color combination. The underbody and engine compartment have been restored like new. Sound paint and chrome. A better car than its first impression and it has been successfully vintage raced and taken on a trouble free Colorado Grand in 2008. – Sold by RM in London in 2012 for $378,931 (GBP 235,200, $285,815 at today’s exchange rate), it has had needed attention since then and is a sound buy at this price, particularly with its dual-use history of historic competition and touring.
Lot # 128 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic Coupe, Body by Ghia; S/N 106000043; White/Red leather; Estimate $1,750,000 – $1,950,000; Concours restoration, 1 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,472,727 plus commission of 10.34%; Final Price $1,625,000. – 1996/110hp V8, 2x2bbl, 4-speed, Marchal headlights and fog lights, chrome wheel covers, centerlock Borrani wheels, woodrim steering wheel. – Bought new by America’s Cup yachtsman and racer Briggs S. Cunningham, one of 15 8V Supersonics built by Ghia and U.S. imported by Howard “Dutch” Darrin. Various owners until 2012 when it was restored for a Belgian collector with its original engine and transmission and the original colors. Concours quality paint, chrome and pristine interior. Dramatic, to say the least, even on skinny narrow tires. – Known as the “Otto Vu” or “8V” by Fiat because they thought Ford had a trademark on “V8”, this was an unimpressive engine in spite of contemporary pushrod ohv design. It had some success in racing, but more powering creative, imaginative, futuristic coachwork like the Supersonics. RM sold 0049 two years ago at Amelia for $1,375,000 in comparable concours condition. This is a magnificent, dramatic automobile at a realistic price closed with a negotiated deal after being passed on the block.
Lot # 136 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach Roadster; S/N WP0CA2A18FS800846; Sapphire Blue, Silver accents/Black leather, Alcantara inserts; Estimate $1,600,000 – $1,900,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $1,325,000. – 4593/887hp Bosch EFI Hybrid, 7-speed dual clutch, Black 7-spoke alloy wheels, Acid Green calipers, carbon fiber roof panel and interior trim, U.S. delivery, all accessories and documentation. – 1,000 miles and like new, dealer serviced in March of this year. – Finished in an unusual livery and lavishly optioned, this is exceptional, even for a 918 Spyder Weissach but no more exceptional than represented by the reported high bid.
Lot # 140 1972 Citroen SM Coupe; S/N 01SB0102; Engine # 450368; Sable/Brown; Estimate $70,000 – $90,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $30,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $33,600. – Automatic, AM radio, hydraulic suspension. – Several paint chips have been filled on the right fender, and the bumpers have some light scuffing. The chrome trim pieces have some fading. The interior looks complete but lightly used with dry, lightly worn seats. More refurbished than restored, it’s a neat driver but nothing more. – A straightforward and reasonable result for a driver-quality SM, but no doubt disappointing to the seller since this same car sold at Gooding Pebble Beach last year, when Citroen was a featured class at the concours and featured more heavily than usual in the auction lineup, for a way over-the-top $83,600. The disappointing result here is small compensation for the 114 miles added to the odometer in the past year.
Lot # 141 1952 Siata 208CS 2+2 Coupe, Body by Bertone; S/N CS057L; Engine # CS023; Beige, Dark Blue/Beige leather; Estimate $850,000 – $950,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $710,000. – Chrome wire wheels, Michelin X tires, woodrim steering, Marchal headlights and fog lights, Smiths gauges. – One of four built on a 200mm longer (2700mm) wheelbase chassis as special orders for Stanley “Wacky” Arnolt. Displayed at the 1952 Paris Auto Show and 1953 New York International Motor Sports Show. Restored by Walter Eisenstark in the 00’s. Excellent paint, interior and chrome except for some working marks on handmade window moldings. The underbody is like new. – The Quail Lodge bidders found this rare Siata 208 CS Bertone 2+2 difficult to value but would have been better prepared if they’d known it was sold by Bonhams at Gstaad in 2007 with a slightly confusingly different chassis number, CS0572, for $449,700 (CHF 520,000 at the time, about $531,500 today). The bid here is realistic and could have been accepted with little regret.
Lot # 143 1987 Porsche 911 Turbo 930 Coupe; S/N WP0JB0936HS050087; Black/Black leather; Estimate $70,000 – $110,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $68,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $76,160. – Sunroof, black painted Fuchs wheels, Blaupunkt radio, books, tools, CoA. – Appears to be original paint that shows swirling and touched up chips. Very light creasing on the driver’s seat. Interior shows very well. A well-kept but used late 930 that shows clear wear on the paint. – 930 prices have been getting weaker for some time now, and although the best lowest-mile cars still command strong prices, average ones like this example are faring the worst. This price would have barely been project car money at the height of the 930 frenzy in 2015. Today it is realistic.
Lot # 144 1959 Porsche 718 RSK Race Car, Body by Wendler; S/N 718028; Engine # 90220; Silver/Beige vinyl; Estimate -; Competition restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $3,700,000. – 1,587cc/150+hp, braced rollbar, dual Raydyot outside pedestal mounted mirrors, Dunlop Racing tires, adaptable steering wheel for lefthand drive or center, now set up with center steering, comes with spares including front disc brakes, auxiliary fuel tank, flywheel, clutch, top, passenger seat, full-width windscreen and more. – Raced when new by Christian Goethals, winner at Leopoldville in the Congo, then in Europe and at the Buenos Aires GP in 1960. Very good paint, good fabric pattern vinyl upholstery. The chassis and roll cage are used and scraped. Represented as the complete original drivetrain. A well-maintained and unusually adaptable race car. – In 1957-58 the FIA allowed full-envelope bodywork in Formula 2 allowing this RSK to be used in both sports car and formula racing and were it is competitive at both. It has a long historic racing history in the U.S. Midwest and a high level of professional preparation and maintenance. That wasn’t enough to get it sold, however, a realistic decision by the consignor to wait for a more reasonable offer than this.
Lot # 146 1993 Toyota Supra Mk IV Turbo Sport Roof; S/N JT2JA82J7P0003874; Black/Tan; Estimate $70,000 – $90,000; Unrestored original, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $80,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $89,600. – Automatic transmission, Michelin Pilot Sport tires, cassette player. – Good paint overall with a few minor chips on the front bumper. The right rear wheel has a shinier cap suggesting replacement. The driver’s seat is noticeably worn, especially considering the 17,000 miles. A rather underwhelming example in a setting where exceptional cars are expected. – Underwhelming or not, any Mk IV Supra Turbo is an expensive car these days. Even at that, this is a surprisingly high result, especially given this car’s automatic (typically a 15 percent discount), noticeable wear and Sport Roof body style (fixed roof coupes are worth a little more). At this price it has little prospect of being taken drifting.
Lot # 147 1937 Delahaye 135M Competition Court Roadster, Body by Guillore; S/N 47471; Engine # 47471; Dark Blue/Brown leather; Sand cloth top; Estimate $3,250,000 – $3,750,000; Concours restoration, 1 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $2,750,000. – RHD. Chrome wire wheels, fender skirts, rear deck spline, top-hinged windshield, Michelin Supercomfort tires, Marchal headlights, fog light and driving light, leaf spring 4-spoke steering wheel, 4-speed preselector gearbox. – Long ownership history in Paris then restored in the U.S. and displayed at Pebble Beach in 1982. Back to France with Michel Seydoux, then to Don Williams in the early 80’s and displayed again at Pebble Beach in 1992 before the current restoration by Mike Fennel which included adding the louvered rear wheel spats. Later to Oscar Davis, then freshened with an inviting new interior by Stu Laidlaw for the current owner. People’s Choice at Greenwich 2017 and still with Concours quality paint, chrome, upholstery, interior trim and wood. Done right and not overdone. – This is an unusually attractive French Grand Routiere with impressive power and performance complemented by purposeful, sleek, elegant coachwork. Its history of discriminating owners, sensitive restoration and survival through a period of over 80 years sets it apart and it has never lost its identity or been neglected. It would be disrespectful to contest the owner’s opinion that it is worth more than the reported high bid, a glamorous and fast automobile in impeccable condition that will draw a crowd anywhere.
Lot # 152 1951 Ferrari 340 America Berlinetta, Body by Vignale; S/N 0132A; Engine # 0132A; Black/Black leather; Estimate -; Unrestored original, 4 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $3,300,000 plus commission of 10.15%; Final Price $3,635,000. – RHD. 4102/220hp, 5-speed, Marchal headlights and fog lights, custom dash-mounted cigarette holder for 36 cancer sticks, blue plastic flat-top steering wheel, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Firestone tires, no bumpers. – One of five bodied by Vignale with berlinetta coachwork. First owned by playboy Johnny Ysmael in Los Angeles, then sold to Union Oil Company owner Bill Doheny from whom it was bought by Ernie McAfee. Acquired by the present family in the late 50’s, laid up in the late 60’s and offered in that condition with its original engine reinstalled in place of the Chevy it had for years. Dull, cracked, peeling paint, old chrome, sound old upholstery newer than the paint. The engine evidences its reinstallation, has been worked on at some point and some engine compartment panels have been repainted. The chassis, suspension and underbody are old and dry. Everything appears to be here and sound, an excellent restoration project but probably too far gone to be a realistic preservation candidate. – The multi-level cigarette holder which folds into the dashboard is a priceless relic, as is this 340 America with its even-numbered competition chassis and drivetrain. Its restoration will be straightforward (if expensive) and its flashy American ownership chain largely supplants the lack of competition history. At this realistic price the new owner has adequate headroom to undertake the restoration and still come out ahead with the added inducement of accruing prestigious Ferrari and concours awards.
Lot # 153 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Galibier 4-Dr. Sedan, Body by Gangloff; S/N 57245; Black, Red/Brown leather; Estimate $325,000 – $375,000; Older restoration, 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $220,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $246,400. – RHD. Grey painted wire wheels, Michelin tires, Marchal headlights, single enclosed sidemount, semaphore turn signals. – The body is swapped from a later Type 57. Once owned by art dealer and connoisseur Adrien Maeght. Sound older paint, weak chrome and nickel. Cracked at the front right corner of the roof panel. Worn older upholstery with a 3 inch tear on the passenger’s seat and one just starting on the driver’s. Aged and used but honestly presented “with all faults”. – This isn’t a great Bugatti, but it is an elegant and practical one with ample performance for the American Bugatti Club and CCCA events and tours for which it is eligible. Its price is appropriate for its condition and the sedan coachwork.
Lot # 154 1932 Auburn 12-160A Custom Speedster; S/N 12160A1991E; Engine # BB1216; Dark Green, Darker Green accent/Dark Green leather; Heather cloth top; Estimate $1,800,000 – $2,400,000; Concours restoration, 1 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $1,300,000. – Chrome wire wheels, Bedford tires, dual sidemounts, Stabilite headlights, Dual Ratio. – Gorgeous cosmetics, spotless concours restored engine compartment and chassis. Excellent fits and gaps. Beyond perfect. Restored by Steve Babinsky in 2016, a Pebble Beach concours class winner in 2016, Briggs Cunningham Trophy, CCCA judged 100 points, ACD Category 1 certified. About as perfect as an Auburn can be. – This is a fabulous, swoopy, fast American classic, never taken having its parts mixed up and completely as delivered by Auburn except with vastly superior cosmetics and meticulous attention to detail and preservation even of its wood body framing. It deserves Duesenberg money.
Lot # 158 1961 Porsche 912 Coupe; S/N 460436; Bahama Yellow/Black leatherette; Estimate $70,000 – $90,000; Recent restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $50,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $56,000. – 5-speed, steel wheels, CoA. – Mostly excellent paint but there are a few rock chips on the nose. The hubcaps show scratching and wear not in line with the rest of the car. Excellent interior with no seat sagging or wear. Engine shows perfect. Fully restored in 2015 and a mostly gorgeous 912 let down by a few details. – The flaws didn’t hold it back from a strong price, however, and were more than offset by the desirable color and the 5-speed.
Lot # 159 2008 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Coupe; S/N ZARJA181180038486; Red/Red; Estimate $200,000 – $250,000; Unrestored original, 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $184,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $206,080. – Carbon ceramic brakes, fitted luggage. From the James Glickenhaus collection. – There are numerous paint chips on the front bumper, and the paint has some scuffs and swirls. The interior has moderate use. Driven regularly, and not all that carefully. – While James Glickenhaus could be forgiven for just keeping a car this attractive in the garage and admiring it, he should also be commended for actually driving it. This price appropriately accounts for the mileage and the age on the car.
Lot # 160 1929 Bentley 4 1/2 Liter Sports Tourer, Body by Vanden Plas; S/N FB3317; Engine # FB3320; Green/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $700,000 – $850,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $520,000. – RHD. Fabric covered body, cycle fenders, radiator and headlight stoneguards, single sidemount, Marchal headlights. – Represented as the original coachwork (but not the cycle fenders), engine and drivetrain but replaced chassis frame from AD3671. 1972 AACA National First Prize and redone since then and toured like a Bentley should be. The rear fenders are stone chipped like they were shotgunned. Good paint and upholstery. Never mixed up (except the frame) and amazingly well-preserved with a quality restoration completed in the mid-60’s. Clare Hay documented in 2013. – Sold by RM at Monterey in 2011 for $671,000, this is a quality, magnificently preserved, 4 1/2 Liter Bentley that has few counterparts for its preservation and honest presentation. It should have brought more here in Monterey during the celebration of Bentley’s centennial; heck, it should have brought more even if it wasn’t the centennial.
Lot # 161 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage Coupe; S/N DB4958L; Engine # 370994SS; Red/Black leather; Estimate $550,000 – $750,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $580,000 plus commission of 10.86%; Final Price $643,000. – LHD, overdrive, chrome wire wheels, woodrim steering wheel, covered headlights. – Represented as the original engine. Paint showing faint cracking and wear all over but the panels are smooth, flat and have precise gaps. The engine bay is very dull with most metal faded or grimy. Brightwork is faded and scratched in most places. Weather stripping on the doors is cracking away, and the windows are loose and rattling. Worn and cracked original seat upholstery with a torn seam along the driver’s seatback bolster. Represented as largely original other than a repaint and while a very desirable car, it is tired. – The bidders at Quail Lodge cared more about originality than they did about age and deterioration, a sensible and sympathetic attitude that brought a strong price for an honest and unusual late Series V DB4 Vantage. Restoration would destroy its charm and patina.
Lot # 163 1966 Jaguar XKE SI 4.2 Coupe; S/N 1E32352; Engine # 7E32352; Opalescent Golden Sand/Cinnamon leather; Estimate $130,000 – $160,000; Unrestored original, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $65,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $72,800. – Wire wheels, red line tires, grille and trunk guards, JDHT Certificate documented. – Never restored, represented as numbers matching. Heavy scratching across most of the body. Brightwork is worn with pitting and a dull appearance. Most weather stripping cracking or roughly repaired. The interior presents far better than exterior, and the seats show minimal wear. Not much in the way of history represented, but almost all original and would make for a straightforward restoration project. – And at this price, the new owner has plenty of money left over to embark on that restoration or just to continue to use a sound and presentable XKE in the way it has been used for many years. It is a good value that could have brought $20,000 more without being expensive.
Lot # 164 1901 Panhard-Levassor Model C Rear Entrance Tonneau; S/N 2362; Engine # 2362; Grey-Blue, Black accent/Black leather; Estimate $400,000 – $450,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $340,000 plus commission of 11.47%; Final Price $379,000. – RHD. 1,285/5 RAC hp, Ducellier single acetylene headlight, kerosene sidelights and taillight, Lucas bulb horn, VCC dated and Brighton Run eligible. – Discovered in the 80’s in original and complete condition. Double chain drive. Excellent fresh paint and upholstery, bright brass. Freshly restored in 2017, better than new without going too far. Brighton Run participant in 2017 and 2018 and an early entrant. A marvelous tour car ready for another Brighton Run. – Moderately spectacular with obvious attention to detail and grease smudges in all the right places, this is a LBVCR veteran that promises further adventures in that and other tours for veteran cars. Its condition is such that the new owner can spent less time repairing it than in learning to drive it, a most auspicious condition.
Lot # 167 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N 20867S112930; Engine # 2112930 F06I2RF; Red/Black vinyl; Estimate $80,000 – $110,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $70,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $78,400. – 327/340hp, 4 speed, hardtop, spinner wheel covers, narrow whitewalls, WonderBar radio. – Excellent chrome but other brightwork like the like wiper posts, mirrors and wheel nuts show heavy pitting. The interior door footboards are heavily scratched. Underside is new in some areas (exhaust) and corroded in others (suspension). Represented as a recent restoration, but it looks neither recent nor complete. The block is stamped “RF” which refers to the 327/360hp fuel injected specification. – This isn’t a very good C1 and its lack of documents isn’t reassuring, but it’s better than the price it brought and the new owner got an attractive driver at a bargain. The discrepancy between the block stamping the 340hp carbureted configuration is troubling, but largely taken into account in this price.
Lot # 171 1967 Porsche 911 Coupe; S/N 306528; Engine # 909869; Light Ivory/Black vinyl; Estimate $100,000 – $130,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $76,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $85,120. – 1991/130hp, 5-speed, Silver steel wheels, Vredestein tires, rear window wiper, no radio, fog lights, spare, tool roll, jack. – Accurate and thorough restoration of a solid early 911 believed always in California and represented to have the original engine and transmission. The devil’s in the details and this car presented extremely well. – Just 16 miles have been added to this lovely Porsche’s odometer since it was sold by Bonhams at Scottsdale in 2014 for $115,500 but $30,000 has been subtracted from its auction result. Attention may today be focused upon exotic Porsches, leaving today’s buyer of this Plain Jane SWB 911 with a pleasing car at an even more pleasing price.
Lot # 172 1988 Lola GTP Corvette IMSA GTP/Group C; S/N HU881101; White, “Bud”/Black cloth; Estimate $425,000 – $525,000; Competition car, original as-raced, 3- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $268,182 plus commission of 11.86%; Final Price $300,000. – Le Mans-spec Eagle 4-cam 10.2 liter/956hp V8, Hewland VGC 5-speed, BBS modular wheels, comes with a Donovan 410cid aluminum short block – Raced when new by Peerless Racing and captioned “Peerless” in the catalog but built by Lola and GM. Driven by David Hobbs, Jack Baldwin, Jacques Villeneuve and Scott Goodyear with indifferent success. Chipped, scuffed and worn. Not run in years and will need extensive service before being fired up. – The catalog describes it as competing at Le Mans in 1990, a reference not backed up by the usual sources but perhaps referring to the “Eagle Performance” Lola that posted a non-qualifying time of 5:39.02, over 1:30 slower than the slowest race qualifier. This post-block negotiated deal reflects both the condition and the mediocrity of its 1988-90 competition history. The seller should be pleased to get this much for it.
Lot # 173 1989 Ferrari F40 Berlinetta; S/N ZFFGJ34B000079763; Engine # 15307; Rosso Corsa/Red cloth; Estimate $1,200,000 – $1,500,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $1,100,000. – 2936cc/478hp EFI Twin Turbos, Euro spec, sport seats, 6-point belts, modular wheels, owner’s manual, pouch, dealer directory, service book. – Preserved in a Japanese collection since the early 90’s. Clean and barely used but aged with only 4,500 km from new. Belt serviced since its acquisition three years ago. – Sold here three years ago in 2016 for $1,155,000, the consignor optimistically hoped the F40 market had stabilized but the reported bid here, after tacking on the buyer’s premium, would have been full retail and the bidders kept that in mind with this offer.
Lot # 175 1961 Jaguar XKE SI flat floor Roadster; S/N 875274; Engine # R13959; Opalescent Green Metallic/Biscuit leather; Black top; Estimate $275,000 – $325,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $230,000. – External bonnet latch, flat floor, welded louvers, wire wheels, boot cover, woodrim steering wheel, factory radio, Tremec 5-speed, the original 4-speed is included. – The paint shows well but has some runs and cracks the bonnet when looking closely. Headlight rings fit poorly with screws coming out. Engine paint and brightwork is clean but shows age and wear. The driver’s seat is worn and interior faded. Underside and suspension shows road grime. An attractive car, but the restoration is on the tired side even after recent freshening. – The outside bonnet latches and welded louvers on an early E-Type can add a 25 percent premium to the price, so the consignor can’t be judged too harshly for expecting more than this reported high bid, even if small feet are a prerequisite for driving it.
Lot # 177 1956 Cooper-Climax T-39 Bobtail Race Car; S/N CS111256; Engine # FWB40086877; White, Blue stripe/Black leatherette; Estimate $190,000 – $230,000; Competition restoration, 3- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $150,000. – 1,460cc/108hp Coventry-Climax FWB engine, dual SU carburetors, 8-spoke alloy wheels, covered headlights, center steering position, VW 4-speed. – Bought new through Jack Brabham by Bill Patterson in Australia with some period success Down Under. Restored and historic raced 2009-15, then accident damaged and a new body made and returned to the track. Good paint on the new bodywork but the rest is aged and used although race-ready as it was track used eight months ago. – The Type 39 “Bobtail” Cooper sports racer is a recognized symbol of the period and makes an attractive mid-engined historic racer. The reported high bid here may be appropriate for the condition and remade body but undervalues the good race history in Australia.
Lot # 180 2006 Ford GT Heritage Coupe; S/N 1FAFP90S26Y401772; Gulf Blue, Orange/Black leather; Estimate $400,000 – $500,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $309,091 plus commission of 11.62%; Final Price $345,000. – 330cid/550hp, 6-speed, Silver alloy wheels, Grey calipers, CD stereo. – 2 owners, 1,900 miles, like new. – Coaxed to this post-block result, a healthy price for a 2006 Heritage Edition Ford GT with mileage into four figures.
Lot # 182 1935 Riley MPH Roadster; S/N 44T2255; Engine # 6F2577; Dark Red/Dark Red leather; Estimate $650,000 – $750,000; Older restoration, 3 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $590,000. – RHD. Body color wire wheels, Michelin tires, folding windshield, dual aeroscreens, preselector gearbox, Riley badged headlights – A beautiful automobile but with too many paint issues to enumerate. The sweeping fenders and beetle-back rear deck are like a reduced scale Alfa Monza although with 70hp the Riley is also reduced scale. The engine and chassis are clean and orderly appropriate to an ambitious touring history. Replacement engine and probably racing history in Britain with its previous owner Hector Dobbs, perhaps with an offset single-seat body. Evidence points to this being an original MPH body. – Bonhams took this Riley out for demonstration runs and it sounds terrific. There is another Riley with the same chassis number, apparently from the factory, but this one has the same engine number as that sold by Gooding at Pebble Beach in 2008 for $308,000 and is in essentially the same configuration. If that is the case the reported bid here should have been enough to get serious consideration from the seller.
Lot # 184 1974 Fiat X1/9 1300 Targa, Body by Bertone; S/N 128AS0012555; Engine # 128AS0404; Sand, Black/Tan; Estimate $25,000 – $30,000; Recent restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $23,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $25,760. – Cromodora wheels, performance exhaust. – Appears clean from 10ft but flaws show. The passenger’s seat has two splits, one of which is glued shut. There is one hole and a small split in the driver’s seat. The top rear weather stripping is unglued and falling off. The original paint shows minimal wear apart from a few chips on the bottom front lip and two chips on the left side. Tidy underbody. All the flaws aside, the 13,068 miles showing are represented as actual and it’s unusual to see an X1/9 in almost anything but ratty condition, so this car is still impressive but superficially restored a few years ago. – Like the ’79 RX-7 Bonhams sold the day before, this X1/9 is an objectively mediocre example of a car sold in massive quantities worldwide, but it’s special in that few are left in reasonably well-preserved low-mile condition. This result was even more staggering than the RX-7. It’s also almost exactly the same as the MSRP on a brand-new 124 Spider. Years ago, this car unsold at a $5,250 high bid at Fall Auburn in 2006 and again at a $5,000 high bid at Spring Auburn in 2007 with subsequent restoration to what can only be described as X1/9 standards.. This is a huge premium for moderate miles and superficial presentation.
Lot # 185 1965 Volvo 1800S Coupe; S/N 18345VE13720; Engine # 6188; Pearl White/Black vinyl; Estimate $60,000 – $80,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $69,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $77,280. – 4-speed with overdrive, Panasport wheels (originals included), Bilstein shocks, sway bars, lowering springs, radio delete, dealer air conditioning included but not installed. – A 20-year old excellent restoration refreshed one year ago by a P1800 specialist with new brake booster, door cards, weather stripping and body seals, and wiring harness. Excellent engine detailing. Some chrome pitting around the window frame. An excellent 1800S with an older restoration that was fitted with suspension upgrades but driven lightly and well cared for. – Bonhams seems to own the high-dollar Volvo 1800 market, having sold two 1800 ESs for $92,400 (one here last year and one at Greenwich in 2014) and a 1972 1800E for $91,840 in Scottsdale earlier this year. There were three in this sale alone, two 1800 ES sport wagons and this lovely S coupe. All sold very well, with the wagons bringing $44,800 and $51,520. These used to be entry-level classic sports cars, but not anymore.
Lot # 186 1965 Citroen DS21 Concorde Coupe, Body by Chapron; S/N 4350009; Engine # DX000712; Midnight Blue, Shell Grey roof/Tan leather; Estimate $175,000 – $225,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $140,000. – Chrome wire wheels, Radiomatic AM/FM, Marchal fog lights, power windows, Jaeger gauges, Hirschmann antenna. From long term French ownership. – Second Series with rear fender fins. Good paint in general, but there is a scratch on the left hand quarter panel, the brightwork is excellent. The underbody has little patina and would benefit from a detailing. The front seats have wrinkling from use and the interior is gracefully aged. A good example of a rare Chapron bodied DS with sparing use. – During the Sixties Chapron built exclusive, but not necessarily beautiful, coachwork on Citroen chassis, a characterization that fits this “Concorde” coupe with its tall, thin, horizontal roof with ample headroom in the rear for hats and millinery. Bill Mitchell got it better with Cadillacs and Buicks and this is a generous offer that should have been taken seriously by Bonhams’ consignor.
Lot # 190 1987 Porsche 930 Turbo slant nose Cabriolet; S/N WP0EB0932HS070161; Engine # 68H01644; Silver/Black; Black top; Estimate $190,000 – $230,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $160,000. – Factory slant nose, popup headlights, black painted Fuchs wheel spiders, snorkely brake light, U.S. delivery. – One owner car since 1995. Interior is excellent with no obvious wear showing. Excellent paint. The first row stitching on the rear window is partially split most of the way around, so the top could stand to be replaced. Represented with 21,561 actual miles and a mostly pampered car. – The 930 is an exception to the rule about the price going up when the top goes down, as the coupe is worth more than both the cabriolet and the Targa. The factory slant nose does add something like a 30 percent premium over a standard car, but the Bonhams bidders factored it in with this perfectly reasonable offer and the seller could have taken it, especially considering how poorly other 930s sold elsewhere this week.
Lot # 191 2018 Ferrari 488 Challenge Berlinetta; S/N ZFF87EXX000227921; Rosso Corsa/Black cloth; Estimate $225,000 – $250,000; Competition car, original as-raced, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $180,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $201,600. – Centerlock alloy wheels, Pirelli tires, adjustable carbon fiber wing, sliding panel Plexiglas side windows. – Scraped driver’s side window. Good engine compartment, Used upholstery in good condition. Ferrari Challenge raced for two seasons with logbook verification and maintenance records from Ferrari of Miami that promises to be track-ready, if a bit used. – While this is “last year’s race car” it is still eligible for the Ferrari Challenge series and is a lot of performance for the money. It won’t run up front but it will run strong as well as being a delightful track day toy at a reasonable price.
Lot # 192 2017 Ferrari F12tdf Coupe; S/N ZFF81BFA8H0222634; Bianco Tartan, Blue stripe/Saddle leather, Grey Alcantara inserts; Estimate $975,000 – $1,100,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $820,000 plus commission of 10.61%; Final Price $907,000. – 6262cc/769hp Bosch EFI, 7-speed dual clutch, Blue carbon fiber accents inside and out, Matte Dark Blue alloy wheels, Yellow calipers, carbon ceramic brake discs, SF shields, “Tailor Made” features including the leather covered fire extinguisher in the passenger’s footwell – One off Tailor Made configuration, 1,110 miles and unblemished. – An extravagant Ferrari that will always attract attention. A serious show-off Ferrari for serious show-off Ferrari money even if the new owner has to defer to the original owner’s ideas of taste, style and features.
Lot # 202 1968 Porsche 911 Coupe; S/N 11835323; Engine # 3281042; Bahama Yellow/Black leatherette; Estimate $130,000 – $160,000; Recent restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $85,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $95,200. – Steel wheels, manuals, tools, 911S oil tank, CoA. – Rebuilt non-matching 2-liter fitted, original restored block included. Stored from 1982-2014, restored thereafter. Excellent chrome except for rear deck lid. Excellent underside. New tires. Cracking on the ends of the bumperettes. Minor dent in the dash. An excellent 911 with minimal wear. An attractive two-owner car fully restored in 2014, but given some of the issues and the engine, it’s best suited to driver duty. – Generously bought here considering its erratic presentation, even with the original restored engine block allowing it to be enthusiastically used with the replacement engine this is an optimistic price.
Lot # 205 1967 Jaguar XKE SI 4.2 Roadster; S/N 1E14325; Engine # 7E11569-9; Old English White/Black leather; Black top; Estimate $100,000 – $130,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; No Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $75,000. – Chrome wire wheels, boot cover, woodrim steering wheel. – Appears excellent until inspected closely. The left door does not fit properly. The rear left of the passenger’s seat and top right driver’s seat are worn through. The taillight gaskets fit very poorly and are coming off. Pitting and scratching over the headlight and windshield chrome. The paint at least shows well, however, and the engine bay is tidy. Desirable configuration, but a fairly tired example. – Project car money offered for a car that is a little bit better than that, although it was reported sold for a similar $79,200 by Russo and Steele Scottsdale back in 2016 after bringing $57,750 at Russo and Steele Scottsdale in 2012. This Jag should have been sold, albeit with some regret, at the reported high bid.
Lot # 206 1922 Bentley 3-Liter Tourer, Body by Vanden Plas; S/N 103; Engine # 109; Black, Polished bonnet/Grey leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $450,000 – $650,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $395,000. – RHD. Black centerlock wire wheels, Dunlop tires, single sidemount, Lucas bell headlights, twine wrapped steering wheel, cycle fenders, Calormeter radiator cap. – A very early Bentley 3-Liter with the usual upgrades including a later transmission and front brakes. Represented as the original engine. The original body was replaced by this period-built Vanden Plas Tourer before WWII. Matte Black painted body. Good paint, interior and brightwork. Neat, orderly chassis and engine compartment. A wonderful old Bentley. – It would be very easy to fall in love with this honest, well-maintained and pleasingly preserved old Bentley. It exudes the charm and driving excitement of Bentleys and can be driven enthusiastically without detracting from its character or value. It is one of a number of prewar Bentleys offered during the marque’s Centennial at Monterey and, like most of them, failed to generate enough excitement to meet the consignor’s optimistic expectations. This is a realistic offer and could have been accepted with minimal regret.
Lot # 207 1957 Porsche 356A 1500 GS Carrera Coupe, Body by Reutter; S/N 58295; Engine # P90785; Red/Tan; Estimate $500,000 – $600,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $420,000. – Carrera engine, spare 1722cc SC engine included, Spyder D second gear, steel wheels, mesh headlight stoneguards, vinyl wrapped steering wheel, CoA, Kardex copy. – Replacement engine rebuilt 1500 miles ago, original gearbox. Excellent older paint with one crack below the front emblem and one chip. Decent older chrome and brightwork. Cracked switchgear. Chrome seat supports are pitting. Seats are creased and sagging in the middle. A genuine Carrera four-cam, but a driver example. – The original 4-cam GS engine still exists, but in another car creating an opportunity to meld the two and make this a fully numbers-matching Carrera GS worth over $750,000, albeit at significant expense. That dichotomy may have weighed on the enthusiasm of the bidders here who stopped raising their paddles at this conservative value, even taking the replacement engine into account.
Lot # 210 1991 Nissan Skyline GT-R Coupe; S/N BNR32016571; Engine # RB26DETT2568; Spark Silver Metallic/Charcoal; Estimate $80,000 – $110,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $38,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $42,560. – RHD. 5-speed, Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R tires, Clarion CD player. – Excellent, original paint with only a few minor chips on the front bumper. The underbody shows little use. The interior is like new. Just 18,642 km, very well kept and seemingly all stock. – Once they became eligible for import after turning 25 years old, 1989-94 R32 generation GT-Rs came flooding into the US and the best examples were snatched up by mostly younger PlayStation-generation enthusiasts for seriously high prices. Perhaps supply is finally catching up with demand or perhaps people are waiting for the arrival of the R33 GT-Rs (which turn 25 in a few months). This car sold for $44,000 at Auctions America at Hilton Head in 2016 and was bid to $55,000 at RM’s Auburn Fall sale last year, when it had only 260 fewer km on it. It is a good value here only if the R32 GTRs don’t continue to decline.
Lot # 213 2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale Coupe; S/N ZFFDU57AX40134376; Red/Red, Black Alcantara; Estimate $175,000 – $225,000; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $143,000. – 3586cc/400hp, paddle shift, Silver alloy wheels, Black calipers, PZero tires, SF shields, Red leather steering wheel, carbon fiber outside mirrors and interior accents, U.S. delivery. – Good original paint and interior except for the faded dashtop. Represented as two owners and under 9,900 miles from new. A clean but used car. – This Challenge Stradale’s presentation is good and it deserves to sell for closer to its low estimate than where the bidders stopped today.
Lot # 222 1953 Hughes-Kircher Special Race Car; S/N CO1045; Engine # 1989807500078; Red/Black leather; no top; Estimate $300,000 – $400,000; Competition restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $272,000 plus commission of 11.84%; Final Price $304,200. – Chrome wire wheels, Pirelli tires, single driver’s aeroscreen, two seats, M-B gauges, plastic rim steering wheel, bucket seats. – Built by Charles Hughes and Kurt Kircher in the early 50’s, based on an XK 120 chassis with deDion rear suspension. Later repowered with this 300SL engine. Good paint, worn driver’s seat. Clean, orderly engine compartment. – Definitely unusual, dramatically styled and eye-catching with good performance from the 300SL’s 240hp, there’s some period racing history to make it more attractive to selective race organizers. Being unique, what the buyers were willing to pay for it is what it’s worth and that turns out to be a chunk of change.
Lot # 223 1968 McLaren M6B Can-Am; S/N 5012; Metallic Blue, Polished aluminum/Black vinyl; Estimate $450,000 – $500,000; Competition restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $400,000 plus commission of 11.25%; Final Price $445,000. – RHD. Ford 427/540hp, Hewland LG502 4-speed, Hilborn fuel injection, 4-spoke centerlock alloy wheels, Talbot fender mirrors, chrome rollbar. – One of two similar cars campaigned by Carroll Shelby in 1968 with backing from Ford. Driven by Peter Revson to a win at Mt. Fuji. Campaigned by Stan Szarkowicz with Chevy power thereafter and retired after a fire in 1972. Rebuilt by John Collins and restored in the 00’s by the current owner. Good paint with a few stone chips. 2013 dated belts. Professional looking chassis and engine. – With its Ford power this is a highly unusual Can-Am car, and an even more unusual McLaren M6B, most of which had Chevrolet engines. It is professionally presented and appears to be substantially race-ready, parts are readily available as are mechanics and crew chiefs who know how to set up an M6B. It’s a sound value at this price and will be a ball to drive in historic Can-Am or USRRC events.
Lot # 230 1969 Jaguar XKE SII Coupe; S/N 1R26912; Engine # 7R83189; Signal Red/Black leather; Estimate $70,000 – $90,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $52,500 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $58,800. – Chrome wire wheels, woodrim steering wheel, books, tools, modern speakers. – Swirling on older paint and chrome. The trunk fits poorly and the interior trim around the rear window is falling down. Clean engine bay with mild corrosion on the brake master cylinder. Restored in 2010 and today showing minor wear as well as a replacement engine. – Appropriately discounted for its age and flaws. It was in much the same condition in 2016 when it sold here for a similarly appropriate $60,500.