Broad Arrow is, despite the decades of experience of its team, the new kid on the block.
Started just a year or so ago, it gained support from Hagerty which then was morphing from a privately held company to publicly traded after a merger with a SPAC (Special Purpose Acquisition Company) led by Rob Kaufmann (RK Motors).
Hagerty bought 40% or so of Broad Arrow a while ago, then recently announced an agreement to acquire the rest of it, something that has not (apparently) been consummated to date.
In any event Broad Arrow’s first auction was coincident with the Monterey airport party, formerly McCall’s, now owned by Hagerty and re-branded “Motorlux”. One intriguing aspect of this new entrant on the Monterey auction scene was the response of Rob Myers and his RM Sotheby’s organization: They put on their most impressive-ever Monterey auction, a $243,211,430 extravaganza.
Broad Arrow produced a $58,349,000 auction,, selling 88.9%. $58.3 million is notable, more than either established Monterey auctions Bonhams or Mecum could manage in 2022.
There is acrimony, not to mention litigation, in the background, but Broad Arrow (a name conjured from W-configuration engines, not a colonial American armed revolt against British usurpation of 12-inch diameter pine trees for Royal Navy spars) acquitted itself well. They brought a high quality consignment and sold many of them for generous prices.
Simultaneously it was announced that Broad Arrow will be the official auction of “The Amelia”, another event now owned by Hagerty. Where that leaves RM Sotheby’s which owned that title since 1999 remains to be seen.
We gave Broad Arrow – as we try to do with first-time auctions – generous coverage, fully describing 57 of the 90 lots offered.
Here are the numbers:
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The observations that follow are by Rick Carey, Andrew Newton and Greg Ingold. They are sorted in lot number order.
Lot # 3 2008 Audi R8 4.2 Coupe; S/N WUAAU34288N002537; Daytona Grey Pearl, Carbon Sigma side blades/Grey leather with suede inserts; Estimate $125,000 – $150,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $110,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $123,200. – 4,172/420hp, 6-speed manual, Pirelli P Zero tires, Premium Package, Bang & Olufsen stereo. – Bought new by F1 driver and two-time Indy 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya. Represented with 4,936 miles. Aside from some dirt and dust here and there this looks like the barely driven supercar that it is. – Built on the same platform as the Lamborghini Gallardo, the R8 initially came with a 4.2-liter V8 and either a single-clutch automated manual or a true 6-speed stick with a lovely aluminum open-gate shifter. Car and Driver gushed at the “ballet-dancer balance and grace” as well as the “telepathic steering.” Stick shift exotics are in high demand and R8 prices have been on the rise for a while, but for one to show up in Monterey, especially one with low miles from the first (US) model year, is a big hint at collectability. The result here is just a hair over its original purchase price of $122,045, and it will probably never get cheaper from here on out.
Lot # 4 1958 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe; S/N 2011390; Bamboo, Deep Green roof/Beige vinyl piped in White with Green cloth insert; Estimate $90,000 – $120,000; Recent restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $95,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $106,400. – 1,192/30hp, 4-speed, hub caps and trim rings, whitewalls, Bendix Sapphire 1 radio. – Desirable early low light model. Gorgeous fresh paint and chrome. Lightly scratched rear window frame and a deep track scratch on the left side window. Gorgeous interior and underbody. A beautiful car by any standards, even more so by Karmann Ghia standards. Then again, Karmann Ghias are getting rather expensive these days, enough that it makes some financial sense to give them this kind of Royal treatment. – It may look great and it may have achieved a record price, but this Ghia has some stories. It was listed on Bring a Trailer a year ago, but then withdrawn before the auction concluded thanks to numerous concerns from commenters and bidders. Namely, there were VIN/title inconsistencies and speculation that it was actually two Karmann Ghias mashed together during restoration. Then, it showed up at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale this year and sold for $68,200. And here a few months later it breaks six figures in Monterey. The buyer got a very pretty early Karmann Ghia right in the middle of Broad Arrow’s estimate range, but if everybody had done some research it likely wouldn’t have come anywhere close to this price.
Lot # 5 1995 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFPR41A3S0101363; Blu Scuro Micalizzato/Brown leather; Estimate $175,000 – $200,000; Unrestored original 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $175,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $196,000. – 3,496/380hp, 6-speed, SF shields, Michelin tires, red calipers. – 43,202 miles, The upholstery is worn as but less than might be expected for the miles and age. Very good original paint with stone chips on the front. The front bumper has been repainted and could match better. Bought new by Peter Kalikow, with seven subsequent owners who kept good and consistent service records including timing belt service in 2012 and buttons redone in 2019. This is a Ferrari that has never fallen into neglect. – It’s also an expensive Ferrari even taking its well-preserved condition and unusual color scheme into account. Without the mountain of service bills over the years to give bidders some confidence, this result would be “over-the-top”, but even as it is it nothing less than seriously expensive.
Lot # 6 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 Fastback; S/N SFM5S089; Wimbledon White, Blue side stripes/Black vinyl; Estimate $400,000 – $500,000; Older restoration 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $354,545 plus commission of 11.41%; Final Price $395,000. – 289/306hp, 4-speed, side exhaust, steel wheels, Goodyear tires, hood pins, stripe delete, trunk-mounted battery, woodrim steering wheel. – Early production GT350. Delivered new to California. Restored to high standards by a Shelby specialist with very good and lightly aged paint, chrome, interior, and underbody. – Sold for $417,500 at RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2019 and a post-block sale here with this result. The price here is less than 5% less than three years ago, a reasonable deviation considering the vagaries of auction audiences and attention spans but in any event a good value in a quality GT350.
Lot # 7 1976 Porsche 914 2.0 Targa; S/N 4762902184; Engine # 003877; Diamond Silver Metallic, Black roof panel and sills/Cameo White vinyl; Estimate $60,000 – $80,000; Recent restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $40,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $44,800. – 1,971/84hp, 5-speed, alloy wheels, Vredestein tires, Porsche CD stereo, air conditioning. – Someone has taken very good care of this 914. The paint is excellent, especially for a 914. The original upholstery is very good aside from some discoloration and the gauges are clear and bright. The underbody is clean and repainted appropriately. – Not many 914s had A/C and it must be particularly satisfying to pull to the side of the road on a hot and humid afternoon, install the Targa panel, roll up the windows and turn on the A/C to arrive home after a long tour refreshed and ready to enjoy dinner. This result reflects no premium at all for the A/C, and not enough for this 914’s care and condition. Coming just a few lots after Broad Arrow sold a Karmann-Ghia coupe for $106,400, it looks like a contender for the bargain of the week.
Lot # 8 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series Coupe; S/N WDDGJ7HB5CF897771; Diamond White/Black Leather; Estimate $125,000 – $150,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $140,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $156,800. – 6,208/510hp V8 with added Weistech M156 supercharger, Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires, – 9,655 miles however there are few major flaws to the finish worth noting. The interior presents like new. An incredibly well-maintained if lightly used car. – The Broad Arrow bidders looked past the exterior flaws and paid attention to the interior’s preservation and the extra power of the Weistech-blower engine and ponied up serious money for a desirable and hard to find high performance Benz.
Lot # 9 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach Package Spyder; S/N WP0CA2A12FS800485; GT Silver metallic/Garnet Red leather; Estimate $1,450,000 – $1,650,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,750,000 plus commission of 10.29%; Final Price $1,930,000. – 4,953cc V-8, dual 141hp electric motors, 975 total hp, 7-speed automanual, polished 20/21-inch alloy wheels, Michelin tires, acid green calipers, carbon discs, carbon fiber interior trim, front axle lift, Burmester sound system. – 1,042 miles and like new. Freshly serviced with new tires in February 2022. – This 918 Spyder would have been a heck of a value at the low estimate and was offered with a teasingly low estimate range to catch the bidders’ attention. It worked and this is a generous result even with the low miles. Low miles don’t count for much in the case of a 918 Spyder Weissach, however, because none of them get driven enough to make much of a difference.
Lot # 10 2020 Ferrari 488 Pista Spider, Body by Scaglietti; S/N ZFF91HMA6L0249320; Azzuro California, Black, Silver stripes/Black, Grey Alcantara; Estimate $600,000 – $650,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $800,000 plus commission of 10.63%; Final Price $885,000. – 3,902/711hp twin turbo, 7-speed AutoManual, black diamond cut alloy wheels, Michelin tires, yellow calipers, carbon discs, SF shields, carbon fiber trim inside and out, $145,000 in factory options, accessories, books and records. – 345 miles and like new. A little comparison shopping will find comparably elaborately equipped Pista Spiders for $750,000 or so and a healthy “buy it now” premium on a car that was, even with six-figures of options, $500,000 when new. – Broad Arrow conservatively, and realistically, estimated this Pista Spider at a premium over its delivered cost. The bidders forced a rethink of that position, however, bidding it up to $150,000 more than the high estimate and likely causing a quick rethink of contemporary resale pricing. There is no shortage of similar cars and little reason to pay this much for this one.
Lot # 11 2018 Ferrari California T 70th Anniversary Convertible; S/N ZFF77XJA8J0231161; Grigio Ingrid/Tan leather; Estimate $250,000 – $300,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $375,000 plus commission of 11.33%; Final Price $417,500. – 3,855/560hp twin turbo V-8, 7-speed AutoManual, alloy wheels, PZero tires, SF shields, books, accessories and records. – Inspired by the legendary ex-Ingrid Bergman 375 MM Coupe Speciale, chassis number 0456AM. 124 miles and like new. – $373,000 on the window sticker, about the same as the successful hammer bid with the extra $42,500 balanced against its originality and the appealing 70th Anniversary livery. 2022 is Ferrari’s 75th Anniversary, an event that should depreciate the 70th Anniversary livery specials’ premium, the hazard of paying a premium for artificially created scarcity.
Lot # 12 2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast Coupe, Body by Scaglietti; S/N ZFF83CLA6J0234811; Bianco Avus, Black side skirts/Red leather, Black Alcantara inserts; Estimate $300,000 – $350,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $350,000 plus commission of 11.43%; Final Price $390,000. – 6,496/789hp, 7-speed AutoManual, black alloy wheels, PZero tires, SF shields, accessories, books and records. – 3,520 miles with some touched up nose chips and small stress flaws but otherwise like new. – As things were shaping up at the Broad Arrow auction, this is a modest premium for a potentially landmark Ferrari: the most powerful naturally aspirated engine in the marque’s history and proof that there is, as Americans have maintained for generations, no substitute for cubic inches.
Lot # 13 2006 Ford GT; S/N 1FAFP90SX6Y400837; Midnight Blue metallic, White stripes/Black leather; Estimate $375,000 – $425,000; Original, modified for competition or performance 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $390,000 plus commission of 11.28%; Final Price $434,000. – 330/estimated 750hp, Whipple supercharger, 6-speed, BBS wheels, stripes, McIntosh stereo, grey calipers, Aquilon butterfly doors, window sticker documented. – One owner, 4,350 miles and like new. – This result reflects neither a premium nor a discount for the heavy breathing Whipple blower and butterfly doors making it a good value for someone who appreciates those things, but rather expensive for those who don’t.
Lot # 14 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari Coupe; S/N ZFF76ZFA2F0208568; Rosso Corsa/Black leather, Red accents; Estimate $3,000,000 – $3,300,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $3,550,000 plus commission of 10.14%; Final Price $3,910,000. – 6,262/963 horsepower hybrid V12, 7-speed AutoManual, 5-spoke alloy wheels, red calipers, PZero tires, carbon discs, SF shields. – 143 miles and unblemished. – There were four “LaFerraris” at Monterey, but only this one was a regular production version, the other three being prototypes offered at Mecum. As with the discounted LaFerrari prototype sold by RM at Monaco three months ago buyers expressed their preference for the fully refined and developed production version with this representative result, the Mecum prototypes bringing $2,640,000, $1,595,000 and $715,000 despite their insight into the Ferrari development process.
Lot # 18 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe; S/N DB51681R; Engine # 4001666; Snow Shadow Grey/Red leather; Estimate $1,400,000 – $1,800,000; Recent restoration 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,200,000 plus commission of 10.23%; Final Price $2,425,000. – RHD. 3,995/282hp, 5-speed, wire wheels, Avon tires, woodrim steering wheel, Motorola radio, power windows. – Bought by Sean Connery later in life (in 2018, when he was 90), prepared by RS Williams. Has the original engine, and the body was painted to match the Goldfinger DB5, which was a prototype painted in a DB4 color, not the later production DB5 color of Silver Birch. A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Sean Connery Philanthropy Fund. Includes a personal drive with Sir Jackie Stewart ferrying the winning bidder. The paint and chrome mostly look fantastic. The door fit is slightly uneven on the passenger’s side. The leather in front is slightly wrinkled but the rest of the interior looks great. Slight delaminating at the top left of the windshield. Very minor flaws matter little on this car, since it’s a DB5 owned by the man who made the DB5 a legend and it is offered from his estate. – The DB5 is already a hugely valuable car. Because it’s the most famous Aston Martin. Because it was the coolest Bond car. There’s no exact science in putting a price on celebrity, especially when charity is involved, but the car got the lion’s share of attention at the preview and Broad Arrow’s realistic estimate range was surpassed to a price of about two times what another DB5 in this condition would normally sell for. RHD cars also tend to carry a discount over here, but when it’s Bond’s DB5 we’re talking about you wouldn’t want it any other way. It is a singularly significant car and needs to be preserved rather than driven to sustain its value.
Lot # 19 1950 Jaguar XK 120 Alloy Roadster; S/N 670121; Engine # W11938; Old English White/Red, Beige leather; Estimate $395,000 – $475,000; Visually maintained, largely original 3 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $300,000. – 3,442/160hp, 4-speed, steel wheels with hubcaps, Vredestein tires, dual wing mirrors, fender skirts, Lucas tri-bar headlights. – One of just 252 of these early alloy-bodied 120s built before volume production necessitated steel. Originally finished in Pastel Blue. Represented as matching numbers. Older chrome. The rubber gaskets for the mirrors is a little loose. Older paint that looks fine from a distance but has come cracking and crazing behind the door and some heavy scratches behind the seats. The leather is heavily worn and soiled. The panel fit is fairly uneven. The underbody is relatively tidy. Inherently desirable as an alloy car and these colors look great on it, but it’s in mostly driver condition. – This unrestored but not totally original alloy 120 sold for $207,200 at RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2019 against a $275K low estimate. A middling price at the time, but a high bid of nearly $100K more three years later is more than appropriate and should have been taken.
Lot # 21 1990 Ferrari F40 Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFGJ34B000084089; Engine # 20860; Rosso Corsa/Red cloth; Estimate $1,950,000 – $2,150,000; Unrestored original 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,800,000 plus commission of 10.28%; Final Price $1,985,000. – 2,936/478hp, twin turbo V-8, 5-speed, polished centerlock alloy wheels, PZero tires, SF shields. – Touched up small nose chips. The driver’s outside seat bolster has a 3/8 inch tear. The chassis and engine compartment show their age consistent with the 42,605 km on the odometer. Belt serviced several times, but most recently only in 2013. Ferrari Classiche certified. – An apparently consistently maintained F40 backed up by a pile of service invoices, this isn’t a precious garage queen but rather an F40 that has been driven and enjoyed, primarily by its first owner in the UK. This result reflects the quality of the car and its consistent care.
Lot # 24 1991 Jaguar XJR-15 Coupe; S/N 005; Mauritius Blue/Savile Grey leather; Estimate $1,600,000 – $1,900,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,250,000 plus commission of 10.40%; Final Price $1,380,000. – 5993/450hp, 5-speed, OZ Racing wheels, Pirelli P Zero tires, upgraded air conditioning, front axle lift system. – Represented as 676 miles from new and with $21,000 in service since last July. Good paint and interior. Some dirt on the engine, but it’s an engine. And some dirt on the wheels, but they’re wheels. One of just 27 road cars and about 50 built in total. It’s the coolest modern Jaguar, hands down, and surprisingly underappreciated/forgotten until fairly recently. – Dreamt up by Tom Walkinshaw at Jaguar Sport (a subsidiary of TWR and Jaguar), this is essentially the Le Mans-winning Jaguar XJR-9 modified for road use. Just 50 (some sources say 53) XJR-15s saw the light of day, and nearly half of those are race cars. Years can go by before one comes up for auction. And yet there were two on offer in Monterey this year. This was the better of the two (RM’s had its body cut/modified in period for aero testing in Japan) and sold for a realistically higher amount, but both results were on the low side. Another, albeit better, XJR-15 sold in Monterey last year for $1.9M. And compared to other more common ’90s exotic royalty from Ferrari, Bugatti and McLaren, all the XJR-15s seem oddly cheap.
Lot # 25 1997 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster; S/N ZA9RU37P2VLA12622; Superfly Yellow/Black leather piped in Yellow; Estimate $375,000 – $450,000; Unrestored original 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $300,000 plus commission of 11.67%; Final Price $335,000. – 5,707/485hp, 5-speed, chromed wheels, Michelin Pilot Sport tires, front lift system, rear wing, JVC stereo, books and tools. – One of about 200 VT Roadsters built and 132 sold in the US. Sold new to actor Nicolas Cage. Recently serviced and represented with 31,000 miles. There are some chips on the bottom front lip and some more on and around the engine cover. There is some general dullness to the exterior plastic. The seat bottoms are a little flat and there is some wear to the leather around the transmission tunnel, but the interior condition mostly matches the mileage. The small nitpicks add up, but they take little away from the wow factor of a bright yellow Diablo. – While Nicolas Cage isn’t exactly Steve McQueen or Paul Walker when it comes to collector cars and their values, there was enough national treasure in the room at Broad Arrow to put up a slight premium for the ownership history. The reserve was gone in (probably less than) 60 seconds, and both parties can be happy with this result.
Lot # 26 1967 Toyota 2000GT Coupe; S/N MF1010080; Bellatrix Yellow/Black Vinyl; Estimate $1,000,000 – $1,200,000; Recent restoration 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $836,364 plus commission of 10.60%; Final Price $925,000. – 1,998/148hp, 5-speed, grey alloy wheels, Pirelli P4 tires, dual fender mirrors, radio, woodrim steering wheel, rosewood interior trim. – Good paint and body, window trim is very good, gas cap, wheel center locks door handle and door lock chrome are have wear or pitting. The underbody is in excellent condition and very clean. The interior presents very well with no signs of wear or deterioration. A recent, multi-year restoration that presents mostly well as a unit, but is old before its time. – Bid to $820,000 on the block, closed later at this price, a plausible result for a 2000GT with a long term restoration that aged even before it was completed.
Lot # 27 1930 Duesenberg Model J Limousine, Body by Willoughby; S/N 2483; Engine # J-368; Silver-Grey, Dark Blue fenders, Black padded roof/Black leather, Blue cloth rear; Estimate $1,000,000 – $1,500,000; Concours restoration 1 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $904,545 plus commission of 10.55%; Final Price $1,000,000. – 420/265hp, 3-speed, chrome wire wheels, wide whitewalls, dual sidemounts with chrome covers, rollup division with pulldown curtain, metal luggage trunk, Twilite headlights, single Pilot-Ray, driver’s intercom. – CCCA Senior and Premier #1592, ACD Club Category 1. Excellent older paint, chrome, roof and lavish interior. Gorgeous engine compartment. Touched up chip on the battery cover. Restored in the 1990’s by Bill Bocock and continuously maintained in show quality condition. – A post-block sale. This Duesenberg won Best of Show at the Boston Cup a year ago, but its history is more than just a show car. I took my grandsons to the Boston Cup and when 6-year old Nash tried to stand on his tiptoes to take a photo of the dashboard I asked the owner if we could open the door so Nash could see. His response was, “Sure, absolutely.” Nash got the full Duesenberg up close and personal experience, and I hope many more 6- and 7-year olds get the same opportunity in the future.
Lot # 29 1957 Ferrari 250 GT TdF Berlinetta, Body by Pinin Farina-Scaglietti; S/N 0619GT; Engine # 0619GT; Light Grey/Grey leather; Estimate $6,000,000 – $7,000,000; Recent restoration 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $4,995,455 plus commission of 10.10%; Final Price $5,500,000. – 2,953/260hp, 4-speed, Marchal fog lights, yellow bulb Marchal headlights, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Michelin tires, hood mounted Plexiglas bug deflector, fitted luggage, three sail panel louvers, outside fuel filler, covered headlights, Ferrari Classiche Red Book certified. – First owner was Pierre Noblet, competed in many long distance events like the Tour de France. Originally 0805GT, renumbered by Ferrari as 0619GT, Noblet’s first TdF. Crashed by a young owner in the late 60’s, then restored by Wayne Sparling over several decades with new body panels. Later restored with the original body panels found at Sparling’s Florida home and subsequently a multiple award winner. Represented as the original engine, chassis, gearbox and body. Excellent paint, interior and chrome. Small dent over the passenger’s door handle. Freshly restored, impeccable and not overdone. – Offered by RM at Amelia in 2016 from Wayne Sparling’s estate where it was reported bid to $4,250,000 and now reunited with its original Scaglietti bodywork miraculously found on Sparling’s property. The image of Wayne Sparling meticulously re-creating an entire Scaglietti TdF body while the original panels mouldered away in the humid Florida environment is fascinating, if challenging to accept, a confluence of legends. Unsold on the auction block but closed later with this result, the new owner has an historic, Classiche Red Book certified, Ferrari with an intriguing if imaginative story and a fair price.
Lot # 32 1974 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino Spider, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 08496; Engine # 0012057; Bianco Polo, Black roof panel/Tan leather, Black bars; Estimate $375,000 – $425,000; Cosmetic restoration 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $360,000 plus commission of 11.39%; Final Price $401,000. – 2,419/195hp V-6, 5-speed, Cromodoro alloy wheels, Michelin XWX tires, Borletti air conditioning, power windows, Daytona style seats, Becker Europa AM-FM. – Very good paint in the original color. Lightly creased upholstery, good dashtop. Clean unrestored underbody. Clear, crisp gauges and dash but the console is aged and hasn’t been redone. Clean repainted engine but the chassis is old. Loose driver’s window track. Major service in 2021, subsequent brake and suspension overhauls. Represented as the original engine. – A serviceable but not exceptional Dino Spider, bought for a strong but not outrageous price. Dinos have been on a value tear recently reflecting their benign driving characteristics and exceptional design.
Lot # 33 1995 Ferrari F50 Roadster, Body by Scaglietti; S/N ZFFTG46A7S0103291; Rosso Corsa/Black leather, Red Alcantara inserts; Estimate $4,400,000 – $5,000,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $4,700,000 plus commission of 10.11%; Final Price $5,175,000. – 4,699/520hp V12, 6-speed, hardtop, luggage, tools, Tubi exhaust (original exhaust included), air conditioning, US specification, Ferrari Classiche certified. – Very good original paint with the carbon fiber weave still showing. Slightly worn driver’s seat and bolster. Clean but aged engine compartment. 5,000 miles but looks like more. – For a well-used, if well-maintained, F50 this is a hopeful and optimistic result that puts its price well into the realm of delivery mileage F50s.
Lot # 34 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster, Body by Sindelfingen; S/N 408383; Engine # 408383; Dark Blue/Dark Blue leather; Blue cloth top; Estimate $7,000,000 – $8,000,000; Older restoration 2+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $6,250,000. – 5,401/180hp, 5-speed, chrome wire wheels, Michelin tires, Bosch headlights, dip beam light and dual spotlights, blue translucent sun visors, covered rear-mounted spare, rumble seat, period multiband radio, mother-of-Pearl instrument panel, cowl-mounted trafficators, outside exhaust head pipes. – A late 540K with 5-speed (overdrive 5th) gearbox, fully disappearing top, spare hidden under a flush round cover on the rear deck and cutdown doors. Built for Rolf Horn, co-owner of Berlin fashion house Gebruder Horn, later owned by Axel Wars, the Imperial Palace and General William Lyon. Tracked down in Russia in the late 60’s by Alf Johansson. Authenticated as the original chassis, body, engine and correct gearbox by M-B Classic Germany. Excellent recent repaint, chrome and interior. New chrome wire wheels. A quality older restoration with more recent cosmetics and details. – Sold by RM at Monterey in 2011 for $4,620,000, then two years later in 2013 for $7,480,000 and finally at Arizona in 2017 for $6,600,000. The hammer bid here would have been almost $6.9 million with commission but sufficient money has been spent on maintaining and upgrading the cosmetic condition of this exceptional and probably unique Special Roadster that the consignor was not to be satisfied with a modest value increment, nor should he be.
Lot # 35 1984 Ferrari 512 BBi Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFJA09B000051847; Engine # 00968; Rosso Corsa/Black leather; Estimate $300,000 – $375,000; Older restoration 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $260,000. – 4,942/340hp, fuel injection, 5-speed, Borletti air conditioning, Pioneer cassette stereo, power windows, 5-spoke painted alloy wheels, TRX tires. – Repainted with too many dust inclusions but good masking. Good lightly stretched upholstery. Clear glass and bright gauges. Clean underbody. – Let down by a slaggy old but carefully masked repaint the Broad Arrow bidders weren’t impressed, as they shouldn’t have been. The seller would not have been misled to accept the bidders’ judgement and let it go even at this modest discount from the pre-sale low estimate.
Lot # 37 2002 Ferrari 575M Maranello Coupe, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFBV55A320128682; Rosso Corsa/Tan leather piped in Red; Estimate $300,000 – $400,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $350,000 plus commission of 11.43%; Final Price $390,000. – 5,748/515hp, 6-speed manual, red calipers, Michelin Pilot Sport tires, Scuderia shields, red carpets, Daytona-style seats. – Represented as one of approximately 246 6-speed examples built and just 80 for the US market. Showing 10,000 miles. Some minor small stone chipping on the nose and headlight covers. A few small scratches on the mirrors as well but mostly good paint. Good, lightly worn interior. A straightforward, carefully owned modern Ferrari in classic colors, and the open gate 6-speed between the seats is what really makes it a standout. – Stick-shift Ferraris got rarer and rarer over the course of the 2000s until Maranello finally phased out the classic open gate 6-speed in 2012. Late model 6-speed Ferraris are a proven commodity on the collector car market, and in the 575’s case a car with a clutch pedal can sell for over twice as much as one with paddles. That’s exactly what happened here, as automatic 575s typically sell for well under $200K. As Ferrari buyers age, however, it is worth considering if the bother of dealing with three pedals and a manual shifter is going to age as well.
Lot # 38 1972 Ferrari 246 GT Dino Coupe, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 03058; Rosso Dino/Black leather; Estimate $400,000 – $500,000; Visually maintained, largely original 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $381,818 plus commission of 11.31%; Final Price $425,000. – 2,419/195hp, 5-speed, Campagnolo wheels, Michelin XWX tires, leather-wrapped steering wheel, power windows, original jack and tools. – A plain unadorned E-series Dino. Represented as matching numbers, with mostly original paint and 29,154 miles. The paint looks great from a short distance but shows some cracking on the side intakes and on the top of the tail. The wheels show a little dirt. Very good interior and clean underneath. Neither totally original nor totally restored, but a solid usable Dino in a charismatic color. – Unsold on the block and closed later with this result, a strong result for an aged Dino even in a desirable color that continues the renewed interest in, and willingness to pay for, a beautiful Ferrari with moderate performance and delightful handling.
Lot # 39 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO Berlinetta; S/N ZFF70RCA6B0176109; Rosso Corsa, Black stripe/Crema leather; Estimate $750,000 – $950,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $875,000 plus commission of 10.57%; Final Price $967,500. – 5,999/670hp V-12, 6-speed AutoManual, 5-spoke matte grey alloy wheels, Michelin tires, red calipers, carbon discs, white tach face, SF shields, Daytona-style seats, carbon fiber trim, leather headliner, tools, luggage, car cover, Ferrari Classiche certified. – 300 miles and unblemished. – If 670 horsepower isn’t exciting enough the “GTO” name carries instant recognition and stature as well as the possibility of enduring value. This result is realistic, especially considering the car’s pristine condition.
Lot # 40 1971 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman Landaulet Limousine; S/N 10001512001861; Black/Cognac leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $2,000,000 – $2,500,000; Recent restoration 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,350,000 plus commission of 10.21%; Final Price $2,590,000. – 6,329/300hp, automatic, wheel covers, narrow whitewalls, rear window curtains, glass partition, intercom system, Sony television, tape recorder, air conditioning, heat-insulating glass, fire extinguisher, radio remote control system in rear, tape recorder with microphone and connection to the Becker Grand Prix TR radio, two loudspeaker systems with 14 speakers, rear armrest with cosmetic case and Braun electric razor. – Represented as one of 26 six-door Pullman Landaulets built, and sold new to the Democratic Republic of Congo (renamed Zaire later that year) with the customer listed as Staatapräsident Mobutu, aka the DRC’s President Mobutu Sese Seko, who led the country from 1965 to 1997. Mobutu used the mile-long Mercedes in public events until swapping it out for a Cadillac limo in the 1980s. Since restored to high standards. The rare body style and nifty period features, especially the television, make it a standout and help distract from it being an African dictator’s ride of choice. Then again, everybody from Kim Il-Sung to Saddam Hussein stretched their autocratic legs in the back of a 600, so this one’s ownership history isn’t so bad. – This car sold at RM Paris eight years ago for Euros 537,600 ($726,782) and at the time it was a long-dormant, dusty, decrepit project. It must have been outrageously expensive to bring it back to life (the 600 shares few parts with other Benzes, not to mention this one’s special features), so the restoration deserves acclaim. A standard 600 or even a long-wheelbase Pullman normally isn’t anywhere close to being a seven-figure car, but this is one of the most lavishly equipped and coolest Grosser Mercedes ever screwed together, and it wears the rarest body style. It’s a unique car, deserving of this uniquely high price.
Lot # 42 1931 Chrysler CG Imperial 7-Passenger Sedan; S/N 7800033; Grey, Black fenders/Grey cloth; Estimate $100,000 – $150,000; Older restoration 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $80,357 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $90,000. – 385/125hp L-head eight, 3-speed, chrome spoke black painted wire wheels, metal luggage trunk, Depress Beam headlights, jump seats. – Good gauges but the faces are different colors. Clean, orderly engine compartment with minor coolant leakage and rust. Paint loss in the grooves of the body on the back. Very good older paint, better chrome. The chassis is done like new and not overdone. Inviting interior and wood trim. A handsome and usable Imperial even with the closed coachwork – Sold by Auctions America at Auburn Fall in 2012 for $93,500 and closed post-block here. Chrysler was one of very few marques to take advantage of the low height of L-head engines to lower the hood line and emphasize its length and proportions making these cars among the best looking of their era. This example is better restored and maintained than its 7-passenger closed coachwork might be considered to warrant today but it should be a charming, fun car for excursions and tours and is a solid value in quality and rarity at this price.
Lot # 44 2000 Ferrari 550 Maranello Coupe, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFZS49A8Y0118721; Rosso Fiorano/Saddle leather; Estimate $225,000 – $275,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $290,000 plus commission of 11.72%; Final Price $324,000. – 5,474/485hp, 6-speed, Speedline modular alloy wheels, Pirelli tires, sport seats, power windows, air conditioning, tools, books, keys, window sticker. – One owner from new, 11,000 miles and looks like it. Belt serviced two years ago. – The first lot from the Bill Fleischman collection and received enthusiastically by the Broad Arrow bidders with a result that is generous even giving full weight to the one owner history and maintenance record.
Lot # 46 1999 Bentley Azure Convertible; S/N SCBZK14E0XCX61801; Magnolia/Autumn leather; Beige cloth top; Estimate $50,000 – $75,000; Unrestored original 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $70,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $78,400. – 6,748/400hp, turbocharged, automatic, chrome alloy wheels, Avon tires. – Very good original paint, chrome, interior and top. Road grimy underbody. 22,000 miles and very clean. Full maintenance records from new, clean Carfax. – An attractive car but the road grimy underside places some doubt on the reality of the 22,000 miles, not that it seemed to have mattered in the appeal it had to the bidders who placed a premium on the miles, good paint and well-maintained interior.
Lot # 47 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible; S/N J59S100875; Red, White coves, Red hardtop/Black vinyl; Estimate $50,000 – $60,000; Visually maintained, largely original 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $75,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $84,000. – 283/230hp, 4-speed, spinner wheel covers, whitewall tires, WonderBar radio. – Indifferent quality repaint particularly under the trim below the windshield. Cracked old windshield gasket. Ugly, pitted chrome starting to flake. Crazing hardtop quarter windows, scratched back window. Worn out side window seals. A car whose time has passed. – Sold for $67,200 at Bonhams Scottsdale auction in 2019, three years ago where the odometer showed 116 fewer miles than the 9,625 seen here. Sometimes it is better to bring a car to an auction where it is out of the auction’s mainstream and see if uninformed bidders will get into a contest for it. This car would be lucky to bring $60,000 over at Mecum where Corvette buyers have plenty of choices. Here it brought 50% more and obliterating the pre-sale high estimate. The consignor must be overjoyed.
Lot # 48 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 Fastback; S/N 67400F700705; Lime Gold/Parchment; Estimate $175,000 – $225,000; Older restoration 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $200,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $224,000. – 428/335hp, 4-speed, non-matching engine, power steering and brakes, Magnum 500 wheels with BF Goodrich Radial T/A tires, wood rim steering wheel, aftermarket cassette player. – Older paint. The0 passenger door and deck lid alignment need slight adjustment, the engine compartment is aged looking and the engine is oily and has gas leakage on the intake manifold, improper rubber lines and aftermarket fuel filters detract from the overall correctness and presentation. The underbody has some dirt and oxidation, the fuel line had two rubber unions under the driver door. The interior is aged but not abused showing typical wear given the condition of the rest of the car. An old restoration with less care taken to authenticity of presentation than is typical of a car of this caliber. – This is a sound but aged older restoration and now in decent but expeditiously maintained driver condition and with a replacement engine. It would not have been a good value at $150,000 and is notably expensive in this transaction.
Lot # 49 1981 BMW M1 Coupe; S/N WBS59910004301326; Engine # M88354; Black/Black; Estimate $400,000 – $475,000; Visually maintained, largely original 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $625,000 plus commission of 10.80%; Final Price $692,500. – 3,453/277hp inline six, fuel injection, ZF 5-speed, one of 399 BMW M1s produced, Blaupunkt radio, tools, jack. – The original paint (believed to be one of perhaps as few as two in this color) shows some age and has some cracking under the windshield and some hazing overall. On the underbody the undercoating is in good condition and is free of dirt and dust. The interior presents well with little wear to the upholstery. A maintained car that has seen limited enjoyment over the years that still presents very well. A grey market import, the odometer has been changed to miles – Sold at Christie’s Lyndhurst auction in 1998 showing 9,989 miles (13,312 miles today) for $96,000. That was 24 years ago but this is seven times the price. The Black/Black livery is rare, but not sufficiently rate that it justifies this magnanimous, over the top price.
Lot # 50 2006 Ford GT Coupe; S/N 1FAFP90S36Y400260; Metallic Tungsten Grey, Gray stripes/Black leather; Estimate $400,000 – $450,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $400,000 plus commission of 11.25%; Final Price $445,000. – 330/550hp, 6-speed, Eagle F1 tires, all four options (BBS wheels, stripes, painted calipers, McIntosh stereo). – Two owners, just 450 miles and like new. – Despite some ups and downs over the years, Ford GT prices have reliably trended upward, and as much as just about any car out there are viewed as collector pieces as much or more than they are as automobiles. Which is a shame, given the GT’s thrills and sounds, but it is what it is. This one’s options and low mileage are ideal but not exceptional, and this is a realistic price for it.
Lot # 51 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 Convertible; S/N 194677S120760; Engine # T0328JE7120760; Marlboro Maroon, Black stinger/Saddle vinyl; Beige vinyl top; Estimate $75,000 – $95,000; Older restoration 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $115,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $128,800. – 427/435hp, 3×2 carburetion, 4-speed, AM-FM, side exhaust, alloy wheels, Coker tires. – Excellent paint. The door fits are uneven, but no more than factory. Good slightly stretched upholstery. Clear, crisp gauges. The engine and chassis are clean and like new. The engine number is correct for the configuration, approximate build date and chassis number, but is not claimed to be the original engine, masked by a lengthy recitation of various numbers in the catalog description. – Neither Broad Arrow nor the bidders thought this was a correct numbers-matching L71 big block Corvette, but Broad Arrow carefully skirted the issue in the description. It is a handsome car that will be rewarding to drive and even show locally and it is, even at this over-estimate result, a decent value.
Lot # 54 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe; S/N 1980406500176; Orange/Tan; Estimate $1,250,000 – $1,500,000; 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,475,000 plus commission of 10.34%; Final Price $1,627,500. – 2,996/240hp, 4-speed, Becker LeMans radio, belly pans, from the Sam and Emily Mann collection. – The paint has some chips around the edges of the doors and hood, the engine compartment shows use with patina on the radiator tank support and exhaust manifolds. The interior has some wear with the seats having some wrinkles from use and smudged leather on the door opening. An old restoration that has held up well to use. – Greg called this car an OR but it was Silver with Dark Red, not Orange/Tan. It was “formerly” owned by Sam and Emily Mann. Confusing and rejected.
Lot # 56 1993 Jaguar XJ 220 Coupe; S/N SAJJEAEX8AX220730; Engine # 6A10140SB; Silverstone Green/Sand leather; Estimate $475,000 – $575,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $500,000 plus commission of 11.00%; Final Price $555,000. – 3,498/542hp, 5-speed, Bridgestone Potenza tires, glass roof, books and tools. – Showing 5,858 km (3,640 miles) and serviced at Don Law Racing in 2017 to the tune of £27,000. Delaminating at the bottom of the windshield and some scratches on the rear bumper, but otherwise presents as a clean and little-driven car. – Still a bit undervalued compared to its Italian rivals, the XJ 220 has nevertheless seen values grow considerably over the past year, whether due to people finally coming around to an underappreciated gem, it getting caught up in growth for stick shift exotics generally, or a likely mixture of both. This would have been a nearly newsworthy price just a year ago. In 2022 it’s pretty much normal.
Lot # 57 1958 AC Ace Bristol Roadster; S/N BEX385; Engine # 100D2941; Green/Black leather; Black top; Estimate $250,000 – $325,000; Older restoration 2- condition; Reserve; Hammered Sold at $235,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $263,200. – 1,971/180hp replacement Bristol D2 engine, 4-speed, painted wire wheels, tonneau cover, woodrim steering wheel, hardtop. – US-delivered. Older paint with some detail scratching and general tiredness but no serious flaws. It has just been buffed a few too many times. Impressively clean under the hood but has a replacement engine. Good interior. A few marks on the wheel rims. Older restored underneath. An unexceptional but solid and handsome Bristol. – The Ace-Bristol is a gorgeous, capable car as well as a highly collectible one. It would be even if the Shelby Cobra had never come about. This one was a $240,000 no-sale at Bonhams Scottsdale in 2019. That was a soft offer, but it didn’t have much better luck at the Monterey Jet Center. It’s a perfectly good car, but the replacement engine, non-original paint and generally aged condition of the restoration were enough to steady bidders’ hands, and it went to a new home at a modest but reasonable number.
Lot # 58 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Coupe; S/N DB4664L; Goodwood Green/Tan leather; Estimate $400,000 – $500,000; Visually maintained, largely original 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $350,000 plus commission of 11.43%; Final Price $390,000. – 3,670/243hp, 4-speed, wire wheels, Firestone tires, woodrim steering wheel. – Rare US-delivered Series III DB4. Sound but older paint. Faded, lightly scratched chrome. Original windshield with some light delaminating and a few tiny rock chips. Good interior with lightly wrinkled driver’s seat. It would make a solid tour or event car. Extensively serviced and always maintained but never fully restored. – Ouch. This DB4 was a $450k no-sale at Bonhams Greenwich in 2013, but more recently RM Sotheby’s sold it in Monterey four years ago for $527,500. Surprisingly, base DB4 prices haven’t done much since then and have in fact trended down, but not this far down. A big bargain for the new owner.
Lot # 60 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 13255; Engine # B326; Red/Black leather, Red inserts, Black bars; Estimate $525,000 – $625,000; Cosmetic restoration 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $500,000 plus commission of 11.00%; Final Price $555,000. – 4,390/352hp, 5-speed, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Michelin MXV4 tires, Becker Mexico cassette stereo, Veglia air conditioning, popup headlights, painted nose panel. – Converted from its original fixed headlights and Plexiglas nose panel configuration. Dirty wire wheel spokes. Sound older repaint with some swirl. Weak chrome. Excellent upholstery. Good but not exemplary gauges. Older undercoat in the wheel wells. Clean engine sitting in an older compartment. Bill Fleischman collection. – The paint condition is good enough that the decision to take the nose apart and put it back into its original Plexiglas covered fixed headlight configuration should not be taken lightly. It’s the gateway to a full restoration (which would be a statement in its original Celeste light blue over Rosso Scuro dark red leather). At this realistic price the choice is open, but so is the opportunity to enjoy it on the road while contemplating the options.
Lot # 61 2008 Tesla Roadster Convertible; S/N 5YJRE11B381000292; Radiant Red/Saddle leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $150,000 – $175,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $115,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $128,800. – Carbon fiber hard top, electronics package, premium interior, forged wheels. – Represented with 928 miles and two owners. Serviced in March 2022. There’s some dullness to the black plastic windshield frame, but otherwise this looks like a new car. Further proof that significant EVs are already collectible. – But Monterey wasn’t a home run for either this car or RM’s Tesla Roadster that had higher mileage but was equipped with the desirable R80 3.0 battery upgrade. Both cars sold for reasonably strong ($128,800 and $112,000, respectively), but not price guide-smashing sums. Interestingly, a 105-year-old Detroit Electric Brougham over at Bonhams got more attention than either of these twenty-first century sports cars at $140,000.
Lot # 62 2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Coupe; S/N JTHHX8BHXC1000312; Orange/Black Alcantara; Estimate $1,600,000 – $2,000,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,450,000 plus commission of 10.34%; Final Price $1,600,000. – 4,805/563hp, 6-speed AutoManual, Nürburgring edition, includes factory literature, serviced in 2021. – Like new paint, body and interior. A hardly used one owner U.S. delivered car with 1,200 miles, remaining in new condition with the $70,000 Nürburgring package. – This result is typical for a minimal mileage Lexus LFA Nürburgring. Adored by fans of Japanese cars (and for very good reasons) none of them have much more than delivery miles, which is a waste of blinding performance even without the mega-horsepower ratings of more celebrated performance cars. The key to the LFA’s reputation is its balance of performance, weight, braking and handling, something the Japanese have done well since the Honda/Acura NSX.
Lot # 65 1987 Porsche 959 Komfort Coupe; S/N WP0ZZZ95ZHS900121; Engine # 65H00173; Guards Red/Black; Estimate $1,400,000 – $1,600,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,700,000 plus commission of 10.29%; Final Price $1,875,000. – 2,848/450hp, twin turbo, 6-speed, alarm system, heated sport seats, owner’s manual (in German), service book, tools, air pump, documented history. – German market car with U.S. Show and Display exemption. Blaupunkt radio, major service in 2012, then another in 2019 followed by further service in 2020. The paint is free from major chips, scrapes and bumps however the finish appears original. The underbody is clean and presents well and the interior has some stretching and creasing to the seat upholstery. A maintained car showing moderate use. – It would be very reasonable to like this used if regularly maintained 959 Komfort better at $1.2 million but its condition and service history combine to give the new owner some confidence that it will actually be better than the standard for its physical condition. However, at this over-high-estimate hammer bid and 10.3% commission it is more expensive than a 959 Komfort deserves to be.
Lot # 66 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 Coupe; S/N WP0AF2A90BS785588; Black, Silver stripe/Black leather; Estimate $600,000 – $650,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $800,000 plus commission of 10.63%; Final Price $885,000. – 3,996/500hp, 6-speed, 1 of 126 US delivered examples, $27,525 in factory options. – One owner, 1,794 miles. The original paint has some fine scrapes to the hood above the right hand door, the finish overall has some light micro scratches from driving, the interior has little visible wear. A good looking, low mile example of a highly sought after GT3 RS 4.0. – This was a $215,175 car including its options when new. This result is four times that and is beyond explanation unless… unless what? It is inexplicable.
Lot # 67 2005 Porsche Carrera GT Coupe; S/N WP0CA29835L001115; Guards Red/Dark Grey Leather; Estimate $1,700,000 – $2,000,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,600,000 plus commission of 10.31%; Final Price $1,765,000. – 5,733/605hp, 6-speed, Ohlins TTS shock upgrade, yellow calipers, owner’s manuals, window sticker documented. – Excellent paint and body, the clear bra has kept the stone chips at bay, the underbody has been detailed and the interior shows well with the only wear being creasing to the driver seat. A well-maintained example with an engine-out major service and tire replacement in July 2020. U.S. delivery and 3,500 miles from new. – Somewhat expensive in this transaction, but understandable given its consistent and expensive service history and a much better prize than the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 that sold one lot before this for $885,000.
Lot # 72 1972 Honda Z 600 Coupe; S/N AZ6001006517; Caroline Yellow/Black vinyl, plaid inserts; Estimate $30,000 – $40,000; Cosmetic restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $50,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $56,000. – 598/36hp twin, 4-speed, aftermarket CD player, alloy wheels, Yokohama Advance HF tires, fog lights, engine dressup, owner’s manual. – Paint is free of damage however has some hazing and light chipping on the hood. The brightwork is generally good but the front bumper does have some dulling. The windshield has delaminated at the upper corners. The chassis has had a thick repaint and appears to have been done with all the components still attached. The interior is mostly good with fresh seat covers, but under dash wiring is noticeable and not terribly tidy, there is also a bottle of brake fluid on the floor raising mechanical questions. A cool and funky little Honda that appears to have been cosmetically retouched in recent years and has been a Utah Honda dealer’s display car for years. – Seriously cool and funky, a tiny car with a motorcycle engine that brought Honda into the international, and more importantly the U.S., car market. Functional and efficient, it epitomizes Honda’s progressive approach to becoming a mainstream manufacturer. It’s also ineffably cute, an attribute that is shown in the exalted price it brought. It is wonderfully original if cosmetically refreshed but also seriously expensive.
Lot # 74 1930 Cadillac 452 V-16 Roadster, Body after Fleetwood; S/N Engine no. 702104; Black, Grey tape coachlines/Red leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $550,000 – $650,000; Rebodied or re-created 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $450,000. – 452/185hp V-16, 3-speed, red chrome spoke wire wheels, chrome lock rings, Lester tires, two single-barrel carburetors, blackwall tires, rumble seat, dual sidemounts with mirrors, metal luggage trunk, Tilt-Ray headlights, Pilot-Ray driving lights, radiator stoneguard, wind wings. – Replica coachwork with the engine originally from a Club Sedan and an unknown origin frame. Excellent older restoration with careful subsequent use and care. Far from fresh but still with very good older paint, chrome, lightly stretched upholstery and clean, tight fitting top. Maybe not as it was built, but still a handsome and stylish classic Cadillac V-16. – This is a “yeah, but” car. “Yeah” it is lovely and was assembled and maintained to high standards. “But” it’s an amalgamation of period parts and a lovely body built years ago. As a real car, like 701056 sold by Bonhams at Amelia in 2019 for $1,187,500, it’s a million dollars plus. Assembled from this’n’that with reproduction coachwork the result here is realistic and could have been taken with only minimal regret. At a half-million dollars it would be a superb car for tours and local shows.
Lot # 75 2019 Koenigsegg Regera Convertible; S/N YT9NN1U15KA007203; Red carbon, Black carbon/Lingonberry Red leather; Estimate $3,000,000 – $3,300,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Reported sold but not confirmed $3,500,000. – 1,500hp hybrid powertrain. – 2,496 miles and like new. – Bid to this result on the block and closed later at an undisclosed amount. Bragging rights are what come with this Koenigsegg, one of 80 built. It has brilliant colored carbon fiber body panels with the weave featured, astounding hybrid horsepower and performance. It has taken Koenigsegg two decades to achieve today’s recognition of astoundingly complex drivelines, aerodynamics, driver aids and handling, but Koenigsegg also is free from the rational (sic) restrictions of legacy auto makers to let it build “irrational” vehicles, which it does with enthusiasm. Should it have sold at the reported high bid? Who knows?
Lot # 77 1968 Meyers Manx Dune Buggy; S/N M1946E815E; Engine # T0105RH; Royal Blue Metalflake/White vinyl; Estimate $75,000 – $100,000; Visually maintained, largely original 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $70,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $78,400. – 164/110hp Corvair flat-six engine, 4-speed, Radial T/A tires, dual mirrors, banjo steering wheel with Wolfsburg badge in the center, VDO gauges. – Represented as a highly original two-owner car. A few minor scuffs and scratches on the nose but that metal flake reflects so much light back in your face you have to really be looking for flaws to find them. Newer exhaust. Some fuel stains on the carbs and engine but nothing bad. Almost too clean to really enjoy out in the rough and tumble. – But oh, soo cool on the streets of Malibu or Cape Cod, a new owner’s chance to be (at least) Prince of Cool after Steve McQueen’s trash across the Cape Cod dunes in “The Thomas Crown Affair”. The Meyers Manx has many imitators but nothing equals the original, particularly as with this one and it’s 110hp Corvair engine. Based on recent Manx transactions this highly original example is not expensive.
Lot # 79 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S Coupe, Body by Bertone; S/N 4039; Engine # 30357; Argento Indianapolis, Black sills/Black leatherette, Grey cloth inserts; Estimate $1,600,000 – $1,900,000; Cosmetic restoration 3+ condition; With Reserve; Reported sold but not confirmed $1,500,000. – 3,929/370hp, 5-speed, centerlock alloy wheels, Pirelli tires, power windows, dual outside mirrors, headlight eyebrows. – Fair recent repaint with masking misses. Good door fits but uneven rear deck fit. Good upholstery, gauges and door and window seals. Road miles on the restored underbody and chassis. A driver quality older cosmetic restoration with more recent paint. – Bid to this amount on the block and later reported sold for an undisclosed amount. The consignor may think this aged P400 S is worth more than the reported high bid but all the evidence points to that being overly optimistic. The high bid here is realistic.
Lot # 80 1949 Buick Roadmaster Model 76C Convertible Coupe; S/N 15240141; Sequoia Cream/Red leather; Tan cloth top; Estimate $80,000 – $120,000; Older restoration 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $67,500 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $75,600. – 320/150hp, automatic, hub caps and trim rings, Firestone wide whitewalls, fender skirts, pushbutton radio, dash clock, power windows. – Beautiful paint aside from a touched up area at the left rear of the hood where it rubbed against the body. Excellent chrome. Lovely interior. There are a few smudges in the cloth top but they would likely come out. A gorgeous Roadmaster in Rain Man colors. This is an easy car to like. – Sold for $71,500 at RM Monterey 2006. Sold for $79,750 at RM Amelia 2010. A reflection of the collector car market’s progress in the past four or five years which was up in 2007-08 but now has settled back to a steady progression
Lot # 84 2017 Ferrari F12berlinetta 70th Anniversary Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFF74UFA7H0224387; Blu Swaters, White stripe/Black leather, Alcantara inserts; Estimate $450,000 – $550,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $450,000 plus commission of 11.11%; Final Price $500,000. – 6,262/730hp, 7-speed AutoManual, 5-spoke alloy wheels, silver calipers, carbon discs, SF shields. – 100 miles and like new. $180,000 in 70th Anniversary livery, options and special equipment. – A Ferrari flagship that brought full retail and nearly 100 cents on the dollar for the shopping list of options and equipment.
Lot # 86 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe; S/N 11102612001918; Engine # 11698012001680; Dark Blue/Natural leather; Estimate $140,000 – $180,000; Cosmetic restoration 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $118,304 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $132,500. – 3,499/200hp, automatic, power sunroof, Behr air conditioning, power windows, Becker Grand Prix AM-FM, body color wheel covers, fog lights, halogen headlights, Toyo tires. – Represented as the numbers-matching engine. Very good paint and unusually good chrome particularly the trim that is usually weak. The interior is lightly stretched in some corners. Original undercoat underneath. Clear glass. Bright, clear gauges and excellent interior wood trim. The driver’s side window track is loose. A good but far from exceptional example. – Sold by Bonhams at Quail Lodge in 2013 for $58,300 with a subsequent cosmetic restoration. That was a reasonable price then and this is a reasonable price now nine years later
Lot # 87 2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica Convertible; S/N ZFFGT61A250144240; Blu Mirabeau/Tan; Estimate $260,000 – $300,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $300,000 plus commission of 11.67%; Final Price $335,000. – 5,748/515hp, 6-speed AutoManual, modular alloy wheels, Bridgestone tires, red calipers, carbon brake discs, SF shields, yellow tach face. – Beginning Revocromico roof panel delamination and has lost its transparency changing ability, otherwise in good barely used condition. No visible edge or stone chips. 9,620 miles from new. – The cost of replacing the Revocromico roof panel is legendary, which explains why the owner of this 575M Superamerica opted to give it a ceramic window tint rather than get it fixed. The result it brought is under the circumstances generous and should have bought an example with a working roof (if there are any, that is.)
Lot # 92 1926 Mercedes-Benz 15/70/100 PS Touring; S/N 29118; Engine # 48218; Dark Green, Aluminum hood/Dark Green vinyl; Estimate $200,000 – $250,000; Unrestored original 4- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $45,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $50,400. – RHD. 3,920/70-100 supercharged horsepower, 4-speed, wood spoke wheels, dual sidemounts. – Originally a Pullman Sedan, now cut back to a crude touring car. Stored many years, recently found in Japan where its original Pullman Sedan body was converted to an ambulance, then as a hearse. It needs everything. Crudely modified coachwork. Modified dashboard with later tach/speedometer. All the important bits are here but far from being usable. This is a project – An intriguing project, but oh, so much of a project. It is a Mercedes-Benz, coming in the year the two firms were joined, but it isn’t one of the great eight-cylinder blown M-B’s of the 30’s. It is a curious transitional with none of the big supercharged M-Bs appeal, not even a spectacular Sindelfingen body, but still is an important and rare car that could have brought much more than it did here and not been expensive.
Lot # 93 1969 MG MGC GT Coupe; S/N GCD1U8209G; Pale Primrose/Black vinyl; Estimate $40,000 – $60,000; Older restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $25,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $28,000. – 2,912/145hp six, 4-speed with overdrive, wire wheels, Vredestein tires, woodrim steering wheel, original AM/FM radio. – Older paint with a few flaws and blemishes, most notably a large crack on the nose. Light scratches in the window frames and rear glass. Some wear on the steering wheel and slight cloudiness to the gauges but mostly good interior. Looks partially restored underneath. A solid usable example of one of MG’s nicest and most underappreciated cars. – In 1967, back before the dark days of British Leyland, MG was still part of the British Motor Corporation (BMC), which also owned Austin, Morris, and others. Austin-Healey was on the way out, and MG was tasked with the toughest of jobs: making a replacement for the Austin-Healey 3000, and doing it on a tight budget. With size 3000 shoes to fill, whatever MG came up with was never going to be a satisfying follow-up. Essentially an MGB with a 2.9-liter straight-six from an Austin sedan (and torsion bar front suspension to make room for that big engine), it only lasted from 1967-69 and just 9000 were sold worldwide, compared to half a million 4-cylinder MGBs. But the MGC, while it got a lukewarm reception in period, is an attractive and rare vintage cruiser that doesn’t break the bank. This one sold at Bonhams Scottsdale 2015 for $20,900, a fair result at the time, and in 2022 this is a similarly fair result if somewhat favorable to the seller.