Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, August 16-17, 2019

Like the other Monterey auctions Gooding & Co. ran up against a wall of indifference in 2019.

The first challenge was consignors’ indifference. Not that there weren’t some great cars on offer at The Pebble Beach Auction, there were and as always displayed to advantage in Gooding’s spacious marquees. The issue was that none of them were the blockbuster cars collectors have come to expect here, or in the Monterey auctions in general for that matter.

The second challenge were optimistic consignors who were indifferent to the 2019 collector car market and harbored outdated expectations of their cars’ values.

Finally, the tent was full of indifferent bidders who recognized market reality and were unwilling to raise their paddles in animated quests to take home prizes regardless of cost.

Gooding did well in the face of the indifference, posting the week’s highest sell-through rate even as prices and the sale total fell to low points not seen since 2010, pain that was shared generally across all the Monterey auctions.

Emblematic of the general malaise was Gooding’s top sale, a gorgeous 1958 Ferrari LWB Spider California s/n 1055GT that sold for $9,905,000 all-in. Why emblematic? It crossed the block here in 2016 when it was bid to an unsuccessful $9.4 million, $400,000 more than the bid that bought it this year.

Here are the numbers:

Year Cars Sold/ Offered Sale % Sold < Low Est Sold > High Est Average Sale Median Sale Total $ Change from Prior Year
2019 107/139 77.0% 84.1% 2.8% $717,651 $252,000 $76,788,630 -34.1%
2018 122/146 83.6% 61.2% 11.6% $954,914 $363,000 $116,499,500 +27.4%
2017 107/132 81.1% 60.8% 10.3% $854,669 $286,000 $91,499,500 -29.5%
2016 114/137 83.2% 73.5% 8.0% $1,138,429 $425,000 $129,780,950 +1.3%

On-site observations are by Rick Carey, Andrew Newton, Jose Martinez and Chris Sharpe (our English Correspondent whose British-isms are reflected in some of the descriptions.) The final content is solely Rick Carey’s responsibility.

98 of the 139 lots in the Gooding auction are described here, sorted in lot number order. A number of photos are missing. If they turn up the post will be updated.

Lot # 2 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 Convertible; S/N HBJ8U42581G; Engine # 29KRU17068; Healey Blue, White/Blue; Blue top; Estimate $80,000 – $100,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $80,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $89,600. – Silver painted wire wheels, Cinturato tires, boot cover, overdrive, banjo steering wheel, heater, tonneau cover. – Very good relatively fresh paint, chrome and interior. Very clean underneath. A freshly restored final year Big Healey with a show award at this year’s Healey Gathering in Washington. Not overdone, but finished to like new standards. – Sold at the very high end of the value spectrum for Big Healeys, but no more than what the car deserves.

Lot # 4 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Convertible, Body by Pininfarina; S/N ZFFZR52A910124044; Black/Black leather; Estimate $350,000 – $400,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $275,000 plus commission of 11.82%; Final Price $307,500. – 5474cc/485hp, 6-speed, Ferrari stereo, carbon fiber interior accents, 5-spoke modular alloy wheels, PZero tires, Red calipers, SF shields. – Chipguarded nose and mirrors. The driver’s outside seat bolster has some light scuffs but otherwise the Barchetta presents like new despite the 13,000 miles. Belt serviced three months ago. – A super car for places not subject to popup rain storms, this is a retail market result. Its 485hp pales beside the gobs of power from more recent top-of-the-line Ferraris but can actually be used rather than being intimidated by ponies usable only by professional drivers.

Lot # 5 1967 Fiat Dino 2.0 Spider, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 135AS0000452; Engine # 135B0000005069; Giallo Fly/Black; Black top; Estimate $120,000 – $140,000; Cosmetic restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $102,500 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $114,800. – 1,987/160hp, triple Webers, Cromodora wheels, Sumitomo tires, Veglia dash clock. – The fit on the hood is a little erratic and there is a tiny touch up at the back of it. There is also a crack above the trunk lid. Otherwise, the paint and chrome look great. Very good, lightly worn interior. Received restoration work including an engine rebuild in 2008 and cosmetics in 2010, but it’s been driven and it did the Copperstate 1000. Still a great event car with that Dino V6. – Sold with either voluptuous Pininfarina spider bodywork or as a more subdued Bertone 2+2 coupe and with either a 2.0- or 2.4-liter version of Ferrari’s Dino V6, the Dino is among the most valuable postwar production Fiats. But they will also always be more modestly priced than actual Ferrari Dinos. This one sold at RM Phoenix in 2015 for $110,000, and values haven’t done much since then, so this is another straightforward and appropriate result.

Lot # 7 1979 Porsche 911 Carrera Turbo Coupe; S/N 9309801047; Engine # 6891334; Black/Black; Estimate $350,000 – $500,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $310,000 plus commission of 11.61%; Final Price $346,000. – Black Fuchs wheels, Cinturato tires, sunroof, factory cassette stereo, original window sticker, books, tools, jack. – Showing just 39 miles. This car turns 40 this year, but it still looks showroom fresh from the paint to the plastic to the seats. 930s have struggled lately, but if any of them are going to bring a huge price this week, this is likely the car. – Even by the high standards of high-performance 911s (and their owners) this is a phenomenally well-preserved car and it brought a phenomenally high price. Used 930s are struggling to find the prices they got only a couple of years ago, but serious Porsche collectors are still willing shell out huge money for the best examples like this one.

Lot # 8 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300S Coupe; S/N 1880114500032; Engine # 1889204500031; Silver/Blue leather; Estimate $400,000 – $475,000; Concours restoration, 1- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $320,000 plus commission of 11.56%; Final Price $357,000. – 4-speed manual, AM/FM radio, floor shift, hubcaps, sunroof. – The paint is very good. The chrome is very good other than a few light scratches on the rear bumper. Very good interior with excellent wood. A few light scratches on the rear quarter window glass. Concours restored by RM in 2012-13 and fully serviced more recently, it’s still a fantastic car. – This car sold for £123,200 at RM London 2011 ($195,950 at the time and more like $150,000 today), but that was before its restoration and this much higher result is perfectly realistic for its essentially pristine presentation.

Lot # 11 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO Coupe; S/N ZFF70RCA3B0177203; Bianco Avus, Black roof/Black with White stitching; Estimate $600,000 – $700,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $460,000. – Pilot Super Sport tires, Scuderia shields, tinted glass, heater power Daytona seats, carbon fiber interior trim. – Just 3,000 miles and no wear to speak of. – Other 599 GTOs have hit the auction market and sold for over half a million dollars. The decision to hold out at this reported high bid was realistic but is a backward-looking decision by an optimistic seller.

Lot # 12 1952 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster; S/N 672274; Engine # W50548; Blue Pastel/Gray, Blue leather; Gray cloth top; Estimate $90,000 – $120,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $96,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $107,520. – Fender skirts, hub caps, Avon tires, original jack and tools. – Restored by a JCNA national chief judge in its original colors in the early 1990’s and represented as the number-matching engine. Slightly uneven gaps on the trunk and a small paint chip near it. Very good older paint otherwise. Very clean underneath. Very good interior with light wrinkling to the seats. A matching numbers, well restored, lightly aged 120 roadster that looks fresher than it is. – Sold for $115,500 at Gooding Amelia Island in 2016 then here two years ago for $121,000. This is a still appropriate if obviously more modest result that takes into account the age of this car’s restoration, but also its quality. It has added just 66 miles to the odometer since 2016, little driving enjoyment to compensate for the drop in price.

Lot # 16 1967 Sunbeam Tiger Mk II Convertible; S/N B382100176LRXFE; Blue/Black vinyl; Black top; Estimate $160,000 – $200,000; Cosmetic restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $155,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $173,600. – 289/200hp, Edelbrock intake, centerlock alloy wheels, Radial T/A tires, hardtop, woodrim steering wheel, dual mirrors. – One of a little over 500 genuine Mk IIs (compared to about 7000 Tigers total), which got the much more potent 289 rather than the 164-horse 260 in the earlier cars. Very good older paint and chrome. Very light cracking in the windshield gasket. Light scratches on the side window glass. Very good restored interior. Light road wear underneath but still quite tidy. Never restored but never needed to be. It just got major attention when it needed it. It’s a usable, documented Tiger that ticks just about all of the right boxes. – Tigers have come down a bit in price since a big surge in 2013-15 and peaking in 2016, but they’re still high-dollar collector cars and a far cry from the “poor man’s Cobra” they once were. A handful have brought over 200 grand in recent years so this isn’t a record price, but it is a very strong one that bought a very strong example.

Lot # 17 1958 Ferrari 250 GT TdF Alloy Berlinetta, Body by Pinin Farina-Scaglietti; S/N 0903GT; Engine # 0903GT; Silver-Grey, Red stripe and sills/Grey leather; Estimate $5,500,000 – $6,000,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $4,631,818 plus commission of 10.11%; Final Price $5,100,000. – 2953cc/240hp, Painted Borrani wire wheels, Pilote X tires, Marchal covered headlights and grille-mounted fog lights, hood scoop, single sail vent, outside filler, Heuer rally timers – One significant race, Rheims 12 hours in 1958, but a dnf driven by Sture Nottorp. Later through a number of Swedish owners before being stripped for restoration around 1970, completed in 2007 by Jean Guikas. Now redone to much higher standards by Motion Products in 2012, second in class at Pebble Beach that year. Cavallino Classic Platinum, Best Race Car at FCA, Cavallino Magazine cover feature. Exceptional cosmetics, clean, orderly engine compartment with minimal fluid seepage. Ferrari Classiche Red Book certified. – Originally Red with a Dark Blue stripe the current livery is flamboyant but extravagant. Offered here in 2010 before its most recent extensive and careful restoration, it was bid to $2.4 million then and brought a notably good value here for the new owner in this post-block transaction.

Lot # 18 1997 Ferrari F50 Berlinetta; S/N ZFFTA46B000106765; Rosso Corsa/Black, Red; Estimate $2,800,000 – $3,200,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $2,400,000. – Tools, accessories, hardtop, Ferrari Classiche Red Book certification. – The paint is very good but doesn’t quite look new, and there are a few very small chips on the nose. Represented with less than 3,000 miles. The 254th of just 349 F50s built. Originally sold in Japan but has been in the US since the early 2000s. – This is a reasonable offer for an F50 with a few miles, even as well-equipped and preserved as this one is. The seller would not have been unreasonable to have given the bid serious consideration.

Lot # 19 1959 Lister-Jaguar Sports Racer; S/N BHL123; Engine # LB21188; White, Blue Stripes/Black duct tape; Estimate $1,000,000 – $1,400,000; Competition restoration, 2 condition; Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $650,000. – 3781cc DOHC inline 6 cylinder, 300 bhp, triple Weber 45 DCOE, 4 speed manual gearbox, Magnesium alloy race wheels with large 3 prong knock ons. Driver’s roll hoop with head restraint and camera mounting point, perspex engine cover dome, quick release racing fuel filler, leather hood straps, driver’s door mounted race fire extinguisher system, louvered trunk, LED rain/taillight. Twin exhaust pipes with passenger sill exit. – Frank Costin post-Knobbly aerodynamic body. Long Cunningham team race history from Sebring 1959 (Ivor Bueb/Stirling Moss) and Walt Hansgen in SCCA C/Modified. Restored in 2000 and 2009. The exterior is well prepared for a race car. The mechanicals look fresh and dust free. The engine is detailed with no obvious leaks or stains. The driver’s seat is covered in black duct tape. A superbly presented important historic racer. – One of only two built, a genuine Briggs Cunningham race team car with a substantial history file including letters from Briggs Cunningham and Stirling Moss. Offered by Coys at London in December 1992 where it was reported bid to $150,576 (GBP 96,000 at the time, today’s result is GBP 535,000), sold by Gooding at Scottsdale in 2010 for $1.1 million and offered by Bonhams at Scottsdale this year where it was reported bid to $1,450,000. The reported bid here makes no sense at all and should be regarded as irrelevant.

Lot # 20 1939 Lagonda V-12 Rapide Drophead Coupe, Body by James Young; S/N 14107; Engine # 14107; Dark Green/Tan leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $900,000 – $1,200,000; Concours restoration, 1- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $700,000. – 4,480cc/200hp V12, four SU carbs, 4-speed manual, Lucas headlamps, cutaway wheel covers, fender skirts, boot cover, enclosed rear mounted spare. – The Sanction IV engine is uprated with Le Mans modifications and the car is represented to have just 32,174 miles in the hands of just four owners. Very good paint and chrome. The driver’s side wood trim on the door panel has a few small irregularities. Otherwise a show-ready, four-owner Lagonda, and it has a First in Class award from Pebble Beach last year to back up that claim. – Bodied with unusually attractive and distinctive coachwork by James Young that no one would be criticized for thinking came from Chapron, Figoni & Falaschi or Saoutchik. It somehow missed striking a chord with the Gooding bidders who stalled at this moderate number.

Lot # 21 1980 Aston Martin V8 Coupe; S/N V8S0R12221; Engine # V5402221VX; Madagascar Brown/Cream leather piped in Red; Estimate $250,000 – $300,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $135,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $151,200. – RHD. Ronal alloy wheels, Avon tires, 5-speed, X-pack upgrades, fog lights, Nardi woodrim steering wheel, wood shift knob, FIVA card. – Upgraded to X-Pack specs in 1987 and freshened at the factory in 2015. Showing 11,291 believable miles. Very good blemish-free original paint. Tidy underneath. Light but noticeable wrinkling to the front seats. Good specs and gorgeous, and just a very lightly used car. – Sold at no reserve out of a group of Astons from the UK, this car sold poorly despite its equipment and presentation and is a great value for the new owner at this price, even with the righthand drive.

Lot # 22 1988 Aston Martin V8 Zagato Coupe, Body by Zagato; S/N SCFCV81Z8HTL20060; Engine # V5800060X; Blue/Gray leather piped in Black; Estimate $500,000 – $600,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $330,000 plus commission of 11.52%; Final Price $368,000. – Alloys, Michelin tires, 5-speed, FIVA card. – Part of a private collection of Astons consigned from the UK. Showing 28,576 believable km (or 17,756 miles). One of 50 couples and has the desirable manual gearbox. Represented as a two-owner car. A little bit of paint is coming off the grille and there are a few tiny chips on the mirror. Very light wrinkling to the seats as well, but otherwise there are no flaws or signs of age to speak of. – Aston Martin knows how to make a pretty car, but it has also employed Zagato at various points, with mixed results. The DB4 GT Zagato was a masterpiece, and the current Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake is staggering. Perhaps the most flattering thing to say about the 1980s V8 Zagatos, on the other hand, is that they’re distinctive. RM and Gooding had two each on offer in Monterey, with neither of RM’s cars finding a new home and both of Gooding’s selling way under estimate at no reserve. Better-looking Astons abounded, and that’s where the money was focused. It is unlikely, indeed it is improbable, that there are four V8 Zagato buyers anywhere in the world and the imbalance between supply and demand in Monterey was apparent in this modest price.

Lot # 24 1980 Aston Martin V8 Volante; S/N V8C0L15190; Engine # V5805190S; Dark Green Metallic/Beige leather; Estimate $225,000 – $275,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $145,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $162,400. – 5-speed, alloy wheels, Avon tires, leather boot cover, power windows, air conditioning, later radio, tool roll, manuals. – Refurbished in the early 2000s. Tiny paint bubble in the nose. Some blisters at the bottom of the windshield as well and some scratches above the windshield. A few scratches on the doors. Good, sound chrome. Tidy underneath. Lightly worn upholstery front and back. Showing 99,666 km and, while a solid car with some serious attention paid to it, it presents like a used car especially in this high-dollar setting. – Aston fans were spoiled for choice not just in Pebble Beach but everywhere on the Monterey Peninsula this year, and this car’s desirable combination of soft top with manual gearbox wasn’t enough to overcome its mediocre presentation or its high mileage. This is a fairly weak number, and a sound buy for someone who wants a V8 Volante to actually drive and enjoy.

Lot # 26 1913 Isotta-Fraschini Tipo IM Roadster; S/N 0451; Engine # 0453; Red/Brown leather; Estimate $3,000,000 – $4,000,000; Competition restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,400,000 plus commission of 10.21%; Final Price $2,645,000. – RHD. 7,238cc sohc four/135hp, 4-speed, double chain drive, 4-wheel brakes, single sidemount, cylinder bolster tank, Black wire wheels, Excelsior tires. – Described as entered at the Indianapolis 500 in 1913 driven by Teddy Tetzlaff and 1914 driven by Ray Gilhooley. Stored from 1918 to 1959 by the Benedum family, then sort of restored for Whitney Snyder and sold to Willet Brown in the mid-70’s. Restored to 1914 Indy configuration for the current owner in the mid-90’s with applied patina. The mostly created patina is well done and attractive with some panels showing later and less patinated attention. The engine is pleasingly maintained and attractive and the running gear has oil and grease in all the right places. – Sometimes artificially patinated cars like this are called “Gristed” after the master of applied patina, Paul Grist in Britain. This isn’t “Gristed” but it’s reasonably well done and evokes the tradition of pioneers like Lindley Bothwell who used their ancient race cars in “hippodrome” demonstrations in the Fifties. It’s a seriously well done car from a serious and insightful collector who has passed his passion on to a new generation of collectors with this car. It is an important artifact and a car that will make a statement at Indianapolis.

Lot # 27 1961 Jaguar XKE SI flat floor Fixed Head Coupe; S/N 885018; Engine # R1447-9; Opalescent Gunmetal/Red leather; Estimate $650,000 – $750,000; Concours restoration, 2 condition; Reserve; Hammered Sold at $565,000 plus commission of 10.88%; Final Price $626,500. – 3781cc DOHC inline 6 cylinder, 265hp, triple SU HD8 carburettors, 4 speed, chrome wire wheels with large 3 prong knock ons, the fated early chrome outside hood catches, servo assisted disc brakes with inboard rear discs. – The body finish is absolutely correct in every light, not a single fine swirl to be seen. Chrome wires are clean and appear new. Every visible component is fresh except four, the tyres are from 2012. The red interior is as new. A superb showing, one of the best here by a good margin, three time JCNA judged 100 points – Being a significant early car with the outside hood latches and having had a 4250 hour concours restoration by Jeff’s Resurrections has elevated the value of this E Type into the stratosphere with a simply astounding result. It does look great, but it is beyond expensive, far over the top, a car that is destined to never be driven farther than on and off show fields.

Lot # 28 1988 Porsche 959 Sport Coupe; S/N WP0ZZZ95ZJS905030; Engine # 65H00336; Guards Red/Gray cloth; Estimate $2,000,000 – $2,400,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $1,700,000. – Pilot Sport tires, racing harnesses, original accessories and extensive documentation – One of just 18 finished in this color. Rare Sport model. Formerly in the Otis Chandler collection. Just 4,957 km and as well-kept as one would expect. This is a significant 959 not only as the last one built for the U.S. but also because its import as a non-running display only car under the then-current EPA regulations encouraged Chandler and other similarly influential 959 owners like Bill Gates and Paul Allen to pursue creation of the Show and Display exemption now enjoyed by so many other limited production high performance cars. – Compared to the more common Komfort model, the 959 Sport lacks the air conditioning, power windows and seats, rear seats, height-adjustable suspension, right door mirror, sound insulation and the 100-plus kilograms that those things weigh. The Sport is also worth substantially more money, which explains the decision to hold out at this reported high bid.

Lot # 29 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Cabriolet C, Body by Sindelfingen; S/N 130885; Engine # 130885; Burgundy/Tan leather; Black top; Estimate $800,000 – $1,000,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $620,000. – 4-speed manual, Rootes-type supercharger, dual enclosed sidemount spares, spotlights, front bucket seats, rear bench with armrest, mother of pearl instrument cluster, skirted front fenders, outside headpipes, dip beam light. – Original US-delivery car, a late 500K with 540K features and represented as the original engine, body and chassis. The paint is very good but the hood panels have micro blisters. Very good chrome, but the driver’s side A-pillar trim has many surface scratches. Very good interior. First restored in the mid-1980s, but significantly freshened more recently and shown in the mid-2000s with CCCA with First Senior awards to show for it. – Sold at the Hershey Auction in 2001 for $253,000 with some $300,000 said to have been spent on it since, an expenditure that shows in its nearly pristine presentation here. It is, however, a Cabriolet C, perhaps the least attractive coachwork to come from Sindelfingen’s designers and craftsmen and it is telling that the catalog pictures it with the top up rather than folded like an air brake on top of the rear deck. A champion car, but the flawed presentation and awkward coachwork conspire to discourage bidders.

Lot # 30 1962 Ghia L6.4 Coupe; S/N 0325; Black/Tan leather; Estimate $375,000 – $450,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $280,000 plus commission of 11.79%; Final Price $313,000. – Wire wheels, whitewalls, Becker Europa stereo, bucket seats, luggage, power windows, dash clock, Nardi woodrim steering wheel, Cibie headlights. – One of 26 built and reportedly 17 left. Owned by Dean Martin, but used as a demonstrator for a few years before that. Martin hired George Barris to do a few custom touches on the car like bronze paint, wood trim for the interior, a storage locker between the seats and a gun holster under the driver’s seat. Later owned by Gary Morton, at the time Lucille Ball’s husband. Older detail scratched paint. Long scratch on the left front fender. Several big scratches on top of the windshield frame, and the windshield is delaminating in a spot at the top. Older tires. The leather behind the rear speakers is warped and wrinkling. A few paint cracks at the bottom of the trunk lid. Older restored underneath. Some light discoloration and wear on the seats, but mostly good interior. An older restoration that is a little rough around the edges, but the main appeal of this car (aside from the beauty and the rarity) is the Dean Martin history with the Barris touches. – Sold at Barrett-Jackson in 1999 in tired condition for $63,000, then by Bonhams at Quail Lodge in 2009 from the collection of Sid Craig, Jenny Craig’s husband, for $117,000, this L6.4 is showing its age and the result here is a triumph of celebrity history over quality and presentation. This is a very generous result.

Lot # 31 1975 Ferrari 312T Formula 1; S/N 022; Rosso Corsa, White /; Estimate $6,000,000 – $8,000,000; Competition restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $5,450,000 plus commission of 10.09%; Final Price $6,000,000. – Ex-Niki Lauda. 4-spoke modular wheels with gold spiders and polished rims, Avon tires. – One of four Niki Lauda driven winning Ferrari F1 cars, first at the BRDC International Trophy and French GP, second at Zandvoort and third at the Nürburgring, also driven by Clay Regazzoni. Four owners since Ferrari, Michael Vernon, Jacques Setton and John Bosch. Restored for the consignor in the 2010s. Paint loss on the left exhaust bracket, otherwise clean and sharp, probably better than when it raced. – These Ferrari 312s with their canard front wings, tall air box intakes and drivers in bucket helmets are immensely appealing, not to mention offering an ex-Niki Lauda 1975 Championship year Ferrari when his epic career is still fresh. These are analog race cars that can be run in historic events without the intense support of a team of Course Clienti specialists (although doing so with infinite care). This is a curve-setting result, rumored to have been sold to an experienced car trader with F1 history.

Lot # 32 2007 Ferrari F430 Challenge Coupe, Body by Pininfarina; S/N ZFFEX63X000152244; Rosso Corsa/Red cloth; Estimate $100,000 – $130,000; Competition car, original as-raced, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $65,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $72,800. – 4308cc/490hp, paddle shift, SF shields, carbon brakes, Hoosier slicks, outside quick fill gas filler, fire system, digital display, GT Cup carbon fiber wing and splitter, centerlock alloy wheels, two seats, roll cage. – Raced in the Ferrari Challenge series by Scuderia Corsa 2007-09. Sand pitted windshield. Sound new paint and interior. A tidy used race car with under 17,000 km, recently serviced and freshened. – This is a whole lot of performance for the money and at this price a highly attractive car for track days.

Lot # 33 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Coupe, Body by Touring; S/N DB4GT0130L; Engine # 3700130GT; Black Pearl/Red leather; Estimate $4,000,000 – $4,500,000; Older restoration, 1- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $3,600,000. – Chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Avon tires, woodrim steering wheel, Smith’s dash clock, books, tool kit, restoration history. – One of 75 built and 30 in LHD. Set a class record of 134.4 mph at Bonneville in 1961 (invalidating its new car warranty.) Vintage raced by Nick Candee in the 80’s and 90’s. Represented as matching numbers. Pebble Beach class second in 2007 (to DB3S/9). That was a while ago but the paint and chrome are still gorgeous and gleaming. The seats show very light wrinkling and that is the only real sign of age. Great (if not original) colors, appropriately documented and restored to the standards it deserves. – There’s no race history (aside from historic races with Nick Candee and the Bonneville run) for this DB4 GT and that is recognized in the bid it brought. It could have been sold if there was money in the marquee for close to this bid with some flexibility in commission-sharing by Gooding.

Lot # 34 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 16501; Engine # B2402; Bianco Polo Park/Black leather; Estimate $750,000 – $850,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $580,000. – Cromodora wheels, Michelin X tires, Momo leather-wrapped steering wheel, power windows, Borletti air conditioning, manuals, tool roll, Massini report, Ferrari Classiche certified. – Represented as a four-owner car with 20,127 actual miles. Very good original paint with a few cracks here and there, but it’s too good to do anything but leave it as-is. Light fading to the dash top and nicely mellowed seats. The leather is a little wrinkled and the driver’s seat bolster has some wear, but that’s it. Tidy and unrestored underneath. A preservation class shoo-in with an FCA national meet award to show for it. Something is only original once, and this Daytona certainly still is. – The reported high bid would ordinarily buy a project Daytona or one with serious issues. This car is far better than that and deserves substantially more, especially for its well-preserved originality.

Lot # 35 1930 Duesenberg Model J Sport Berline, Body by Murphy; S/N 2305; Engine # J287; Purple/Beige; Estimate $2,000,000 – $2,500,000; Older restoration, 1- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,850,000 plus commission of 10.27%; Final Price $2,040,000. – Dual sidemount spares, electric wipers, luggage, wire wheels, tinted glass visors, bench seats with fold down arm rests. – Designed by Franklin Q. Hershey for George Whittell and believed delivered to its first owner, actress Jessie McDonald, at Mr. Whittell’s request. The Murphy coachwork is sleek, with open front fenders and the doors cut into the low roof for easier entry and exit. The paint is very good but there is a small bubble on the passenger’s side front fender. Very good chrome and brightwork. The upholstery is very good. The luggage is slightly dull has, 3 small tears and 2 light wrinkles. The wood trim is excellent. Clear, bright instruments. Overall a highly restored Duesenberg Model J Sedan with Walter Murphy coachwork. Shown at Pebble Beach in 1998, AACA First Junior in 1998 and an award at Amelia Island in 1999. Formerly in the collections of J.B. Nethercutt, Bill Harrah, Oscar Davis, Mark Smith, Bob McGowan, Lee Herrington, John O’Quinn and others. Its restoration is over 20 years old, but it’s holding up very well and it is a beautiful, sleek automobile – Sold at Harrah’s 1985 disposition auction in 1985 for $242,500, at RM Monterey in 2006 for $1,650,000 and at RM Amelia in 2010 for $1,705,000 from the John O’Quinn collection. Restored in 1998 by Chris Charlton for Lee Herrington, the quality of the restoration is apparent in its nearly impeccable presentation here two decades after it was completed and there is no argument at all with its superior price.

Lot # 36 1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Coupe; S/N WP0ZZZ96ZNS491857; Engine # 62N82700; Saturn Yellow/Black, Gray; Estimate $500,000 – $600,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $359,091 plus commission of 11.39%; Final Price $400,000. – Yokohama tires, paint to sample color, warranty book, tools, manuals. – German-market example with a documented four-owner history. It’s a rare lightweight Carrera RS with special order paint, just 5,687 km, original tires, and condition to match. A very desirable car for any Porsche-phile. – This is likely the only Carrera RS in this color and rare, special order paint counts for a lot among Porsche folks. And while it doesn’t exactly have delivery miles, it presents like a new car as well. This is a strong price, reached in a post-block negotiated transaction, but a fair one.

Lot # 38 2019 McLaren Senna Coupe; S/N SBM15ACA0KW800210; Midnight Purple/Black; Estimate $1,400,000 – $1,600,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $1,050,000. – Special order paint, Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes. – Less than 100 miles and still looks like a new car, as it should. – McLaren capped production at 500 of these track-focused, barely street legal Sennas, with only about 120 coming to the US. RM Sotheby’s offered a blue one this week as well, but it too failed to sell at a slightly higher $1.2M high bid. Both offers are nominally higher than the Senna’s original starting price, but Barrett-Jackson sold one in January for $1,457,500, and that’s the number likely sticking in the consignors’ heads.

Lot # 44 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 1055GT; Engine # 1055GT; Light Grey/Tan leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $11,000,000 – $13,000,000; Older restoration, 2+ condition; Reserve; Hammered Sold at $9,000,000 plus commission of 10.06%; Final Price $9,905,000. – Chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Englebert tires, covered Marchal headlights, painted front fender vents. – Raced once in period on an airport in Geneva, Florida, finishing 2nd overall. Restored in the mid-90’s, again in 2014 and once again more recently. Excellent cosmetics and effectively better than new. Ferrari Classiche Red Book certified. – The LWB Cal Spyder is the drop top counterpart to the 250 GT Tour de France berlinetta, a car almost as capable on race tracks as it was on boulevards. RM sold this car at Arizona in 2014 for $8.8 million. It was bid to $9.4 million but unsold (which would have been $10.34 million with commission) here in 2016. Times have changed and this is a realistic result in 2019.

Lot # 46 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.8 Coupe; S/N WP0ZZZ96ZPS497102; Engine # 62P85647; Guards Red/Black, Gray; Estimate $1,600,000 – $2,000,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,550,000 plus commission of 10.32%; Final Price $1,710,000. – Modular wheels, Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, roll cage. – One of 55 built and showing just 4257 km. Sold to Japan in 2004. After much prying, the owner there parted with the car in partial exchange for Miles Davis’s Lamborghini Miura. Accurately described by Gooding as the ultimate naturally aspirated 964, and this one is in like-new condition. It is also represented as the lowest-mileage example. – Gooding sold another Guard Red RS 3.8 here last year for $1,001,000. It was a mostly identical car, but the odometer read 48,099 km at the time, which goes to show how much mileage matters in this market.

Lot # 48 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (big tank) Coupe; S/N 30837S109293; Engine # 3109293 F0204RF; Black/Black; Estimate $750,000 – $900,000; Competition restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $530,000 plus commission of 10.94%; Final Price $588,000. – 327/360hp Fuelie, 4-speed close-ratio manual transmission, Positraction, Z06, big tank, spinner wheel covers, radio delete. – Very good paint, chrome and interior. Some period SCCA race history, and more recently Bloomington Gold certified in 2018 after its second restoration. A gorgeous, fresh restoration of a Big Tank Z06, one of the most desirable mid-year Corvettes of them all. – Now restored in its street configuration with its racing history represented only by its rare package of options there is something missing that the bidders in the Gooding tent recognized with this price. It will likely never see a race track as it did in the mid-60’s but is still a striking and rare Corvette bought for a responsible price.

Lot # 50 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari Berlinetta; S/N ZFF76ZFA6E0207440; Giallo Tristrato, Black/Black, Yellow; Estimate $2,800,000 – $3,200,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $2,450,000. – Yellow calipers, special order paint. – 980 miles and like new. That said, just about every LaFerrari out there has low miles and looks this fresh. – There were three LaFerraris on offer in Monterey this year, with RM selling one for $2,947,500 and Mecum selling one for $2,640,000. Both those cars had about half the mileage, which explains the higher result, but the owner of this car is reasonable to expect more than the reported high bid.

Lot # 51 1955 Austin-Healey 100/M Roadster; S/N BN2L229996; Engine # 1B229996M; Black, Red/Red; Black top; Estimate $200,000 – $230,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $165,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $184,800. – Chrome wire wheels, Michelin XZX tires, woodrim steering wheel, overdrive, tool kit, owner’s manual. – Factory built 100M. Very light wrinkling to the seats. Very good paint and chrome. Very clean underneath. Restored recently to high standards without overdoing it. It’s also fully documented and in the 100M registry. – The 100M added a cold air box over bigger carbs, a hotter cam and higher compression for more power, and visually it added hood louvers and the famous leather hood strap. Cars could be bought as 100Ms from the factory, but many were converted to M specs at the dealer. The factory cars are naturally the more desirable of the two, and this one brought an appropriately strong price for its condition.

Lot # 53 2015 Aston Martin Vulcan Coupe; S/N AMLVULCANXXXXXX07; Fiamma Red/Black leather; Estimate $2,000,000 – $2,500,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $1,550,000. – Jack, rolling dollies, car cover, steering wheel case, manuals. – Just 300km and like new. The first Vulcan imported to the US. – Just 24 Vulcans were built, priced at around $2.3M each. That’s a lot of money for a car that isn’t street legal, but it’s a rare halo model for Aston Martin and the owner wouldn’t be unreasonable in expecting at least $2M for the car.

Lot # 54 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe; S/N WP0AB0966KS450653; Forest Green Metallic/Cashmere leather piped in Green; Estimate $200,000 – $250,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $180,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $201,600. – P Zero Nero tires, sunroof, factory CD stereo, spare, inflator, Porsche CofA, books and tools. – Just 123 miles and no age to speak of, plus this is a rare and attractive color combination. It was also fully serviced in June, so in theory it should actually be drivable, not that anyone could actually put miles on the clock without feeling guilty at this point. – The 964 Carrera 4 was the first 911 with all-wheel drive, and 1989 was the first year for it. This is an astronomical price for a model that ordinarily commands far less than half this price, but this car’s color and mileage make it possibly the best 964 Carrera 4 around and the bidders spoke with their pocketbooks, if not with their financial advisor’s agreement.

Lot # 55 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Longnose Alloy Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 08011; Engine # 08011; Blu Notte/Carmine leather; Estimate $3,500,000 – $4,000,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $2,500,000. – 3286cc/300hp, 5-speed, centerlock alloy wheels, Michelin XWX tires, 6-carb intake. – Delivered originally in Sweden to Sture Nottorp, eventually to Japan, then the U.S. in 2007. Red Book Ferrari Classiche certified in 2011. Restored by Bruce Canepa in 2015. FCA Platinum and Coppa Bella Machina with more awards following. Excellent paint, chrome and interior. The engine compartment is like new, as is the underbody and chassis. Outstandingly flat panels and even gaps. A uniformly impressive Ferrari, still in show quality condition. – Impressive as it is the bidders in Gooding’s marquee didn’t rise to the occasion, withdrawing from the contest at this steel-bodied price. It is a missed opportunity to acquire a great Ferrari at a moderate price that would permit an enthusiastic owner to actually take it on the road risking sullying its pristine presentation with stone chips, bug squash and other vicissitudes of actual use.

Lot # 57 1928 Bentley 4 1/2 Liter Sports Tourer, Body by Vanden Plas; S/N ST3006; Engine # ST3005; Black/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $1,000,000 – $1,300,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $800,000. – RHD. 4.4L/110hp 4 cylinder, 4-speed manual, green painted wire wheels, rear-mounted spare, wood dash. – The paint is good but older and there are a few small blisters on the driver’s side rear fender. The upholstery has many abrasions and deep cracks. The dashboard is dry and dull. The radiator shell is dull and has a few scratches. Original drivetrain, chassis and body. Used as a factory demonstrator and road test car for The Motor magazine in 1928. A proven event and rally car in more recent years, it is still perfectly suited to that kind of duty. – With Bentley’s centennial the center of attention this week including at the Pebble Beach concours on Sunday there were eleven prewar Bentleys at the auctions. Seven of them were Cricklewood-built but only two of that rarified field found new homes, a 28.6% sale rate. This was one of those that went back home with their consignors, like the other five no-sales a victim of rich expectations that was not matched by bidders’ enthusiasm. This is a lovely, well-used, driver quality example and the bid it brought here at Gooding was realistic.

Lot # 58 2014 Ferrari Sergio Targa; S/N ZFF75VFA5E0205934; Silver over black/Light cream with red accents; Estimate $2,500,000 – $3,000,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $1,900,0000. – 4497cc DOHC V8, direct fuel injection giving 597bhp at 9000rpm, 7 speed dual clutch F1 paddle shift transaxle gearbox, all wheel carbon ceramic vented disc brakes, independent suspension with special magnetorheological dampers. – This rare car has some chip marks to the front spoiler lip edge, discoloration on the tailpipes but is otherwise perfection, as expected for its 78 miles since it was built. The interior is unmarked. Easy fixes to a perfect car but a 458 Speciale Aperta under the dramatic coachwork, one of six built to celebrate Sergio Pininfarina. – With only a couple of minor imperfections that are easily fixed, the seller could have attended to those easy jobs. Reputed to have cost nearly $3 million each, the gap between the reported high bid and the low estimate is over $1 million, a dramatic disparity between the seller’s and the bidders’ opinions.

Lot # 61 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Coupe; S/N WP0AE2A99BS778187; Black, Carbon fiber/Black leather, suede; Estimate $400,000 – $500,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $350,000 plus commission of 11.43%; Final Price $390,000. – Yellow calipers, Sound Package Plus, PCM with navigation, lightweight battery. – 800 miles and like new. – Substantially more than its reported original retail price of $254,230, but also far less than the $539,000 this car sold for at Gooding Amelia Island last year despite being in the same condition with similar mileage, a $150,000 haircut that does not bode well for the values of others of its class.

Lot # 62 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Berlinetta; S/N 14871; Engine # 14871; Grigio Argento/Black leather, Red cloth inserts; Estimate $350,000 – $425,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $240,000. – 4390cc/340hp, 5-speed, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Michelin XWX tires, power windows, air conditioning, Becker Mexico cassette stereo, Ansa exhaust. – Represented as 36,494 miles from new. Unevenly masked repaint, old undercoat, good interior, wiper scratched windshield. Painted door window frames. Clean, orderly engine compartment. Driver’s door doesn’t close flush and the front of the hood fits unevenly. – Sold by Bonhams at Quail Lodge in 2015 for $324,500, it failed to impress here in the Gooding marquee and brought a disappointing high bid, but one that is appropriate for its erratic presentation.

Lot # 101 1952 Jaguar XK 120 Fixed Head Coupe; S/N 679274; Engine # W41018; Midnight Blue/Red leather; Estimate $80,000 – $110,000; Cosmetic restoration, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $70,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $78,400. – Hub caps, blackwalls, Lucas driving lights, fender skirts, reproduction books, tools and jack, JDHT Certificate. – Matching numbers. Originally a silver car. A few light scratches on the passenger’s side headlamp housing, a touched up chip on the driver’s side fender, and a scratch on the passenger’s side near the quarter window. There is also a 5-inch crack on the driver’s side near the hood, and several small cracks near the driver’s side vent window. The upholstery is good but the carpet has several small stains. The instrument panel has cracks in the varnish. The windshield trim has a few dull areas. the front bumper has a few light scratches. A driver-quality 120 coupe in attractive colors. – Gooding sold this car for $104,500 in Scottsdale last year, but it was lucky to get such strong money. This is a much more realistic result for a driver quality car, although the seller is bound to be disappointed.

Lot # 103 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupe; S/N WP0AC2995VS375774; Engine # 61V01882; Forest Green Metallic/Cashmere leather; Estimate $375,000 – $450,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $330,000 plus commission of 11.52%; Final Price $368,000. – Turbo twist wheels, yellow calipers, P Zero tires, sunroof, all tools and books, window sticker. – Originally sold in California, showing 13,986 claimed original miles and nearly like new, but not quite. There are a few tiny, tiny chips on the nose and the driver’s seat has light wrinkling. There are better 993 Turbo Ss out there, but this is by no means a bad car and its colors are gorgeous. – And other 993 Turbo Ss have sold for more including this one at RM Amelia in 2016 where it brought $495,000 while showing 607 fewer miles on its odometer. This is a fair result today that takes the car’s age and mileage into consideration.

Lot # 104 1956 Austin-Healey 100/4 BN2 Roadster; S/N BN2L231413; Engine # 1B231413; White, Royal Blue/Royal blue vinyl; Estimate $100,000 – $130,000; Recent restoration, 3- condition; Reserve; Hammered Sold at $50,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $56,000. – 2660 OHV, inline four with twin SU carburettors giving 90bhp, 4 speed with overdrive, cream painted wire wheels and centre lock knock ons, louvered hood, cold air box, heater – The exterior paint is slightly tired and beat up. Chips on edges and small scrapes. The wheels are recently silver painted but the brake drums let the side down, they’re pitted and rusting here and there. Worse than that is a cheap new vinyl retrim and nylon carpets that look all wrong, unfortunately. – An average day for this mature English gent. Evocation of a Race 100S is not enough to carry this car into the higher leagues. A new tailor is required and this result reflects all that it needs and how much effort and expense will be required to meet them. On the other hand, this is an enjoyable tour car without pretentions that can be driven extensively with little concern for affecting it value by adding a few thousand careful miles.

Lot # 105 1979 Porsche 911 Carrera Turbo Coupe; S/N 9309801179; Engine # 6890789; Guards Red/Black leather; Estimate $175,000 – $225,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $175,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $196,000. – Black painted Fuchs wheels, air conditioning, tools and books, CoA. – Other than slightly dull weather stripping, this presents like a nearly new car. And it should, given that the 2,324 miles showing are represented as original. Apparently stored for many years then fully serviced in 2014, five years ago and most definitely due to be repeated immediately before it is driven. – Prices for 930s have been weak and getting weaker, but this car’s time-warp presentation and more importantly its low odometer reading helped it buck the trend. It brought as much as it could have hoped for in today’s market.

Lot # 107 1938 Tatra T77A Limousine; S/N 35719; Engine # 201658; Silver/Tan leather; Estimate $450,000 – $650,000; Older restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $370,000 plus commission of 11.35%; Final Price $412,000. – RHD. Hemi-head air-cooled 3.4-liter V8, 4-speed, hub caps, fender skirts, Michelin tires, dual wing mirrors, center driving light, biplane bumpers, trafficators, 3-piece wraparound windshield, rear deck fin, division window, robe rail, rear interior courtesy light. – Immaculate engine bay. Very good paint and brightwork. Excellent interior. One of as few as 20 left. Commandeered by the Germans during the war, then by the Soviets, then sold in 1950 at a war surplus auction. Fully restored to very high standards in the mid-2000s then shown at Amelia Island in 2008, where it won its class, and at Pebble Beach in 2010. – The first serial-produced air-cooled car designed with aerodynamics in mind (beaten to the real first by the 1935 Chrysler Airflows), Hans Ledwinka’s Tatra T77 must have looked like something from outer space in 1930s Czechoslovakia where it was built, and even today almost everything about it is just plain strange. Strange, yes, but also groundbreaking and highly collectible. The later, smaller T87 that succeeded this car regularly trades hands for prices in the low-$100,00 range, but the T77’s rarity and the fact that it established Tatra’s distinctive shape make it much more valuable, and the result for this fantastic example is realistic.

Lot # 109 1932 Auburn 8-100A Custom Speedster; S/N 8761; Engine # GU68019; Black/Black leather; Estimate $300,000 – $375,000; Older restoration, 1 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $270,000 plus commission of 11.85%; Final Price $302,000. – 268/100hp inline eight, 3-speed, Columbia Dual Ratio axle, Black wire wheels, dual sidemount spares with rear view mirrors, split windshield, electric wipers, single Pilot-Ray. – Excellent paint, chrome and interior. Its restoration is slightly older, but it still looks fresh and this Boattail Speedster would still be at home on a concours field, a strong endorsement not only of the quality of the restoration and its materials but also of the care it has received. – Sold by Worldwide at Houston in 2013 for $242,000 and now has only 34 more miles on its odometer, but virtually none on the still concours-quality car. The glaring omission from this Auburn’s presentation is the lack of any ACD certification or other judging history. In its all-black livery it is a menacing presence backed up by its 100hp performance. It is a sound value at this result.

Lot # 110 1950 Bentley Mk VI Coupe, Body by Park Ward; S/N B181HP; Engine # B215H; Chicle, Copra Drab/Brown leather; Estimate $75,000 – $100,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $65,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $72,800. – RHD. Wheel covers, fender skirts, dual wing mirrors, two Lucas driving lights, single fog Lucas light, opera mirrors, wood dash and window trims, original radio. – Represented as one of 16 Mark VI Coupes bodied by Park Ward. A few light scratches on the grille and the radiator shell. Lightly pitted and scratched chrome. Paint rubbed off on the front of the doors from opening and closing, but a sound older 2005 repaint otherwise. The interior wood trim is older and a little dry, and the headliner is sagging a bit. The leather is mostly good but looks older. Tidy underneath. A proven event car that certainly has flaws, but a Park Ward Mk VI coupe is an inherently appealing car and this is no exception. – Sold here in 2006 for $56,100 and has added 3,760 miles to the odometer since then, a collector car that actually has been driven. Given its rarity and style it is a sound value at this price.

Lot # 111 1990 Ferrari F40 Berlinetta, Body by Scaglietti; S/N ZFFMN34A5L0084944; Rosso Corsa/Red cloth; Estimate $1,200,000 – $1,400,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $1,050,000. – 2936 DOHC Twin Turbo alloy V8 with intercoolers, Weber/Marelli EFI, 5 speed manual, 4 x Ventilated disc brakes, US Specification full glass door windows, original manuals and tool kit included. – The original exterior has the usual correct uneven finish but is superb with no paint chips or detriments at all. The five spoke centre lock alloy wheels are slightly corroding around the bolt heads. All looks correct and original, a great, genuine car. – Correctly serviced including the all-important timing belts in December 2018. A very well presented vehicle with all the right extras, manuals and toolkit to verify that authenticity. Sold by Bonhams at Quail Lodge in 2004 for $304,200 when it showed 4,332 miles. It could have been sold for the reported high bid here, admittedly with some regret, but not unreasonably.

Lot # 116 1929 Packard Deluxe Eight-Series 645 Town Car, Body by Murphy; S/N 177754; Engine # 178098C; Brown, Black/Black leather in front, Tan cloth in back; Estimate $275,000 – $350,000; Older restoration, 3- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $170,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $190,400. – Wire wheels, dual sidemount spares, luggage rack, black vinyl roof, division window, – Good paint other than small touch ups on the driver’s side front fender. Deep scratches and light pitting on the windshield frame. Lightly scratched headlight frames as well. The passenger’s side headlamp housing also has a crack. The trim on the running boards is dull. The upholstery is good. The stainless steel window trim is dull and lightly pitted. An interesting chauffeur-driven Packard first owned by Alexandra Hamilton Schilling wife of the spice family scion and given a sympathetic restoration in the early 2000s that is holding up very well. – The history and originality of this Packard are such that it will probably never get, or need, a restoration, which is a good thing. It has many enjoyable touring miles still in it and brought a realistically modest price.

Lot # 119 1967 Jaguar XKE SI 4.2 Coupe; S/N 1E33689; Engine # 7E108069; Opalescent Maroon/Black leather; Estimate $150,000 – $200,000; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $135,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $151,200. – Centerlock wire wheels, Pirelli Cinturato tires, woodrim steering wheel, wood shift knob, original AM/FM radio. – Small, shallow ding in the paint on the passenger’s door but otherwise well-preserved paint that is claimed original, as are the 10,436 miles showing. The weather stripping is cracked and missing in some areas. Aged, lightly cracked original leather. Mostly good original brightwork. In storage from the mid-1980s to the mid-2000s and then mechanically refreshed but wisely left unrestored. A lovely, well-aged SI coupe. – The bidders afforded this car a fair premium for its impressive originality, but they didn’t get carried away, either. It’s a sound value at this price for both parties.

Lot # 120 1939 Alfa Romeo Tipo 256 Coupe, Body by Touring; S/N 915014; Engine # 923821; Maroon/Terracotta Leather; Estimate $2,750,000 – $3,500,000; Competition restoration, 2+ condition; Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,500,000 plus commission of 10.20%; Final Price $2,755,000. – 2443 DOHC, inline 6 cylinder, triple Weber 36 DO2 carburettors, 125 bhp, Condor radio, twin driving lights, gray painted spoked wire wheels with large finned aluminium brake drums, independent front suspension, rear swing arm suspension with longitudinal torsion bars and dampers tool kit – This car has superb coachwork finish of the highest quality. The headlamps are slightly yellowing. The door and window trims are original and in good condition but not immaculate. The interior presentation is sublime, oozing quality from every pore. A great condition car with wonderful history, hard to beat. Gorgeous top to bottom after having been restored within the past few years. Built by Scuderia Ferrari, originally as a Spider Siluro body by Touring. First owned by Marchese Giovanni Maria Cornaggia Medici with some Italian race history, including a 7th in class at the Mille Miglia in 1940. Rebodied during the war with this coachwork, believed to be the sole example in this style. Later owned by Angelo Tito Anselmi. Restored in the mid-teens to it as-delivered configuration. Won its class (Touring coachwork), Mille Miglia Pre-War Trophy and Bulgari Award winner at Pebble Beach in 2015 and Best of Show at the Forest Grove Concours. Represented as the matching numbers engine, Alfa 5-speed installed but the original 4-speed comes with it. – An important car that survived 8 races in 1939 and the 1940 Mille Miglia. The purest of pedigrees and class, simply wonderful in every way and highly, and appropriately, valued by the Gooding bidders.

Lot # 121 1984 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Group B; S/N VF3741R76E5100126; Gray/Black, Gray cloth; Estimate $200,000 – $250,000; Competition car, original as-raced, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $145,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $162,400. – Michelin X tires, aftermarket CD stereo. – Two-owner car showing 11,432 believable km. Lightly scratched Perspex rear side windows. Good paint with a crack behind the driver’s door, although the finish isn’t original. The car wore white paint at some point, but the seller wisely gave it a full, correct repaint. The exterior plastic is a little dull and the wheels look rough and dirty. Tidy underneath, but certainly not spotless. Mostly good interior with visible wear on the seat bolsters. One of 200 identical T16s built for the road and while reasonably well kept, it still shows plenty of wear despite its low mileage. – All 200 of the 205 T16s build for Group B rally homologation are finished in the same colors and their 197-hp four-banger doesn’t sound particularly exciting, but Peugeot’s mid-engine hot hatch was Group B’s most successful car, winning two championships after toppling the Audi Quattro. Other good 205 T16s like this one have come to auction with some regularity, and going rate has been between $150,000 and $200,000 which puts this result just on the good side of the buyer’s deal.

Lot # 122 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Stradale Group B; S/N ZLA038AR000000025; Silver/Red cloth; Estimate $600,000 – $700,000; Competition car, original as-raced, 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $440,000. – 1,759cc/300hp FI turbo and supercharged engine, 5-speed, all-wheel drive, PZero tires, Speedline magnesium alloy wheels, tools, manuals, extra wheels. – Just 2,385 km represented to be from new and unmodified. A few small chips on the nose but mostly very good original paint. Very good interior. Represented as one of four in this color. Low mileage and about as well-kept as one could hope. The Delta S4 is the most technologically extreme, the most expensive and among the rarest of the Group B cars, and this is a very good example. – Of the four Group B homologation cars in this sale, this Delta S4 is the most desirable. Many believe that Lancia fudged their production numbers and never actually built the required 200 Delta S4s to rally them, but examples do come to market occasionally and the last one to sell was a red car with similar mileage that brought a whopping Euros 1,040,000 in Essen back in April, making it the most expensive Group B-era car sold publicly. The consignor here can’t be blamed for expecting more than this reported high bid, although other Delta S4s have sold for much closer to this number than the $1M mark.

Lot # 123 1986 MG Metro 6R4 Hatchback; S/N 00197; White/Gray cloth; Estimate $175,000 – $225,000; Competition car, original as-raced, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $125,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $140,000. – 2,991/249hp, 5-speed, white Dymag wheels, Comp T/A tires, racing harnesses. – Converted to left-hand drive. Represented as just 2,035 miles but not quite a time warp example, although it was supposedly the product of a search for the best condition 6R4 in the world and received a recent service. A few scratches, cracks and scuffs but mostly very good paint. Some dirt and grime on the engine, but it’s mostly good. Light wear on the steering wheel but mostly very good interior. The first one of these available in the States. – A swing and a miss for Austin Rover in Group B rallying, the 6R4 wasn’t very successful, but it was one of the more memorable cars of the series, just for its ridiculousness if for nothing else. Its biggest weakness was the engine, as it opted for a larger naturally aspirated unit rather than the smaller forced induction ones of the competition, although a twin-turbo version of the 6R4’s V6 did eventually wind up in the Jaguar XJ220. The car was every bit as ambitious and purpose-built as the Audis and Lancias, however, and even the homologated road versions like this have to be a hoot to drive. This is the first one at auction in the United States, but others have sold in the UK for similar amounts and this price is appropriate.

Lot # 124 1986 Citroen BX 4TC Sedan; S/N VF7XBXL0000XL0014; White/Gray cloth; Estimate $80,000 – $110,000; Competition car, original as-raced, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $55,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $61,600. – 2,141cc/200 hp turbocharged, 5-speed, all-wheel drive, Michelin X tires, power windows, a row of headlights and driving lights across the nose with sufficient power to melt the rear bumper covers of cars in front. – Represented as 15,529 km from new. One of 40 known to exist. Three-owner car. Dirty engine bay. The windshield is delaminating at the bottom edge. Decent but unremarkable original paint with a few chips. Significant cracking on the right part of the front bumper. Very good, well-preserved interior. A reasonably well kept original car. – The BX 4TC, which looks like an Audi Quattro with three or four extra helpings of 1980s aesthetics, was poorly thought out and Citroen only ran it in a handful of rallies before canceling its Group B program. The company even bought back many of the road cars and destroyed them, so very few are left. One therefore can’t be picky when shopping for one of these cars, especially here in the States. This is a decent value in terms of rarity and weird factor per dollar, but good luck to the new owner when it comes time to service it.

Lot # 126 1911 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 40/50hp Limousine, Body by Thrupp & Maberly; S/N 1850E; Engine # 58; Light Sage Green, Black fenders and roof/Sage Green leather and beige cloth; Estimate $1,000,000 – $1,500,000; Older restoration, 3 condition; Reserve; Hammered Sold at $850,000 plus commission of 10.59%; Final Price $940,000. – 7,428cc OHC inline L head 6 cylinder, single updraft carburettor, 3 speed manual, rear wheel drum brakes, green leather front seats, light beige English wool rear seat coverings, Rushmore headlights, Lucas King of the Road carriage lamps, one of the earliest sliding passenger roof mechanisms, sliding oval division glass, two spare wheels and tyre rims, two rear facing folding seats, superb S. Smith and Son original gauges, parallel bonnet. – This impressive motorised carriage has such presence its painful to fault it, but age, as ever, has taken its toll. The fender paint is starring and cracking extensively. The huge gray tyres are dried and aged. The British Road Tax license disc shows the year as 2014, which is about right for a car with little use since. The wheel arches show road dust and there is some minor corrosion on the leaf springs. The interior is well presented and appears sound with only minor distractions, the steering wheel and controls have been over polished and then damp corrosion has taken hold. An impressive carriage with all the appropriate pomp and circumstance expected. Co-Chairman’s Trophy winner at Pebble Beach in 2004, displayed again in 2016. – This car is as shown in the original 1914 sales brochure and the bodywork is represented as original, which is astonishing. This parallel bonnet Edwardian carriage has all the right credentials. It was sold by Christie’s back in 2003 in London for $636,670 (GBP 368,250 at the time, this result is GBP 773,500) and has survived the last sixteen years in remarkably good condition with no deviations noted in its condition or appearance since then. An extraordinary automobile of the highest quality, it brought a price fully deserved by its history, coachwork and chassis.

Lot # 127 1956 Jaguar XK 140 Drophead Coupe; S/N 818258; Engine # G6256-8; Battleship Gray/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $120,000 – $150,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $107,500 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $120,400. – Hub caps, Michelin X tires, fender skirts, overdrive, tool kit, JDHT Certificate. – Represented as matching numbers. Light pitting on the grille and light scratches on the bumpers. Tiny chip in the windshield. The taillight bezels are pitted as well. Good older paint. The car was originally red. Tidy and restored underneath. Good older top but there are some light wrinkles in it. Good newer interior wood, the upholstery is original and well-preserved. In storage from 1991 until 2002, then restored with the restoration redone in 2010. Fully redone (other than the original seats) to high standards years ago and currently showing plenty of age. – For years the luxurious, comfortable and weather protected drophead coupes have trailed the values of their more sporting open two seater siblings. That’s still the case, but collectors who value the ability to tour in variable weather condition express their appreciation for the DHC’s weather protection as seen in this OTS-level price for a quality older restored DHC.

Lot # 128 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC Coupe, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 12187; Engine # 12187; Verde Bahram/Black leather; Estimate $675,000 – $750,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $770,000 plus commission of 10.65%; Final Price $852,000. – 4390cc/320hp, 5-speed, Blaupunkt AM-FM radio, centerlock alloy wheels, Michelin XWX tires, Carello halogen headlights, tool roll, books. – Failing old partial repaint crazing on the cowl, touched up scratches and sand pitted nose. Dull chrome. Surface cracked original upholstery. Original undercoat in the wheel wells. It would be a good driver except for the paint. One of two 365 GTCs in Verde Bahram. Ferrari Classiche Red Book certified. – This is the grownup GTC with 4.4 litre power and a material value increment over the 330 which was built in greater numbers, nearly four times more than the 150 or so for the 365. The preservation of this 365 GTC is gratifying, but its condition leaves much to be desired. Many of the shortcomings can be remedied with careful, sympathetic attention but the premium paid for it here, which must be based largely on the preservation, is huge and difficult to justify. It’s probably safe to say it will be a long time before it’s worth more than was paid for it here.

Lot # 129 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio Cabriolet, Body by Gangloff; S/N 57597; Engine # 82C; Black, Green/Green leather; Tan cloth top; Estimate $1,200,000 – $1,400,000; Concours restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $710,000 plus commission of 10.70%; Final Price $786,000. – 3257cc/160hp factory supercharged eight, 4-speed, hydraulic brakes, rounded rear deck with enclosed rear-mounted spare, Jaeger gauges, woodrim steering wheel, wheel discs. – The paint is very good but there is a small touched up chip on the deck lid as well as a light scratch. The top is dirty and has some small spots of discoloration. The upholstery is good but the driver’s side piped leather door handle is not connected on one side. Very good chrome. Overall a well-maintained older concours-level restoration of a Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio Cabriolet. Formerly out of the Bob Pond collection and has numerous show awards to its credit, including a class win at Pebble Beach in 1989, but the restoration has long since lost its freshness. – Sold by RM at Monterey in 2014 for $770,000, it is difficult to identify a meaningful fault in the older restoration of this Bugatti Type 57C which even has the late hydraulic brakes thanks to Jean Bugatti. It is a superb motor car, great for tours and events but more than good enough even at this hefty price to be shown with confidence in the parking lot of a 5-star resort at the end of a day’s touring. The pre-sale estimate is ridiculously optimistic; the successful bid is benign for both the seller and the buyer.

Lot # 131 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SI Coupe Aerodinamico, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 3361SA; Engine # 3361; Blu Notte/Light biscuit leather; Estimate $2,800,000 – $3,400,000; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $2,300,000. – Borrani 15 inch wire wheels with 3 prong knock ons, 205 Cinturato HS 72 Tyres, overdrive, luggage shelf with leather retaining straps, push button MW, LW radio, circular door mirrors, wood rimmed steering wheel, fog lights. – Displayed at Geneva when new. Ferrari Classiche certificate of authenticity issued in 2004. Vintage Preservation Cup at Cavallino earlier this year. Exterior presents well but the driver’s front fender has a 6 inch crack in the paint and some small paint chips around the door openings. The headlights lenses are yellowing. The interior is original but dried and there are scrapes in the driver’s seat top leather covers, a disappointment and they need recovering or careful conservation. The carpets and door cards look original and are in good condition. The window rubber seals are original but dried and cracking. An older restoration that is fading slowly but still a gorgeous, fast and rare Ferrari. – This is a difficult juxtaposition of originality and deterioration. Its patina is leaning toward deterioration and sullying its pristine preservation but it is still a standard to be held up to many other Ferraris of its era. It was a missed opportunity here to acquire an excellent example of a beautiful, rare and powerful Ferrari. A little more than the reported high bid would not have represented excess.

Lot # 132 1952 Allard K2 Roadster; S/N K23127; Black/Red leather; Estimate $100,000 – $130,000; Competition restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $75,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $84,000. – 331/200hp Cadillac engine, dual quads, Offenhauser heads, Ford 3-speed, chrome wire wheels, Dunlop Racing tires, side exhaust, roll bar, banjo steering wheel, engine-turned dash, Smith’s gauges. – One of just 117 of these full-rendered Allard roadsters, and fitted with the desirable 331 Cadillac. Good older paint with just a handful of imperfections. The hood straps are lightly worn. Light but visible wrinkling to the seats, and both the gauges and the steering wheel look a little tired. Tidy underneath. Probably never fully taken apart, but got restoration work when necessary, most recently in 2012, and would make a great event car. – A modest price for such a rare, fast, hand-built and usable if not particularly attractive vintage sports car. The cycle-fender J2 and J2X (long wheelbase for taller Americans) models are what made Allard’s reputation and command the biggest prices, but the K2 has most of the same ingredients. This one sold at the Rick Cole Monterey auction 22 years ago in worse condition for $34,100, but again more recently at Mecum Monterey in 2012 for $106,000, which makes this result seem like even more of a bargain.

Lot # 133 1953 Porsche 356 1500 Coupe, Body by Reutter; S/N 50813; Engine # 31618; Adria Blue Metallic/Gray vinyl, corduroy inserts; Estimate $275,000 – $325,000; Concours restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $200,000. – Hub caps, Firestone tires, tool kit, Kardex, CoA, bent windshield. – Porsche Parade winner in 2018 (judged 299.8 out of 300 points) and first in class at both Werks Reunion and Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours. Matching numbers. Excellent paint and interior. Nearly spotless underneath. Fresh, gorgeous and a relatively rare Pre-A bent windshield car. Absolutely nothing to criticize. – This bid, even for a beautifully restored and known history Pre-A bent windshield 356 is nothing if not generous and should have been seized enthusiastically by the consignor. The bid isn’t quite Super money, but it’s close enough that it should not have been ignored.

Lot # 134 1926 Packard Eight – Series 326 Phaeton; S/N 216444; Engine # 216528; Plymouth Grey, Pilgrim Grey, Black fenders/Dark Blue leather; Tan cloth top; Estimate $100,000 – $125,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $105,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $117,600. – Disc wheels, rear-mounted spare, wood dash and steering wheel, full weather equipment, spotlight. – The hood panels have light surface scratches, as do the front fenders. The upholstery has light cracks. The wood trim is very good as well as the dashboard. Clear, bright gauges. The rear window trim is dull. The brightwork on the radiator shell and the headlamps are very good. Sold new in Massachusetts, then restored from the mid-1980s until the mid-1990s and a CCCA and AACA winner. A straightforward, charming older restoration. – One look at this Packard brings back images of Eliot Ness chasing bootleggers through the streets of Chicago in the Twenties. It’s a great car with a quality restoration and it brought an enthusiastic price from the Pebble Beach Auction bidders.

Lot # 135 1953 Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 CM Superflow IV Coupe, Body by Pinin Farina; S/N AR136100128; Engine # AR131100508; Red/Cream leather; Estimate $6,000,000 – $8,000,000; Concours restoration, 1- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $4,300,000. – RHD. Chrome spoke wire wheels, Pirelli Cinturato tires, Nardi woodrim steering wheel, glass roof with retracting T-tops, covered Carello headlights. – Originally a racing berlinetta by Colli, rebodied by Pinin Farina after Alfa exited racing in 1954. Rebuilt and re-styled several times and used as a show car for years by Pinin Farina in its various forms. This is the fourth and final iteration with glass roof. Later owned by Peter Kaus who removed the Superflow IV body and had a replica Colli spyder body built. Reversed by the present owner, the Colli replica body was mounted on a replica chassis (which comes with this lot). Class first at Pebble Beach in 2013, Best of Show at Salon Prive in 2017. Excellent older paint, bright chrome and upholstery. The underbody is more used but probably like it came from Pinin Farina. Right side of the hood is slightly bowed and stands proud. – There are many design cues in Superflow IV that turned up a few years later on Alfa’s Spider Duetto like the round tail and slanted grille with covered headlights, but nothing like the full competition chassis and 275hp 3,495cc engine that underpins this work of auto designer’s art. Along with superb presentation that’s a combination that is hard to beat, and the reported high bid is less that reasonable.

Lot # 137 1972 Ferrari 246 GT Dino Coupe, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 03656; Blue Dino/Beige leather; Estimate $400,000 – $500,000; Recent restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $336,364 plus commission of 11.49%; Final Price $375,000. – 2419cc/195hp, 5-speed, Cromodora alloy wheels, Michelin XWX tires, Becker Europa II AM-FM, power windows and antenna, Ansa exhaust, books, tool kit. – Excellent paint and chrome, good lightly stretched upholstery, sharp crisp gauges. The engine compartment is like new. The chassis and underbody have been repainted assembled but are done well. FCA Platinum at Concorso Italiano in 2018 – It is refreshing to see a Dino that isn’t Red or Yellow. This Dino was sold by RM here in Monterey in 2008 for $118,250, before its recent restoration and it brought a deserved superior price recognizing its quality in this post-block transaction although the pre-sale estimate range is out of touch with reality.

Lot # 138 1925 Renault 40 CV Torpedo Skiff, Body by Labourdette; S/N 233894; Wood, Black fenders, polished aluminum hood/Olive leather; Estimate $900,000 – $1,200,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $750,000 plus commission of 10.67%; Final Price $830,000. – RHD. Artillery wheels, Michelin tires, Zeiss headlights, cowl-mounted spotlight, dual sidemounts, dual windshields, Louis Vuitton luggage trunk. – Described by Eric Le Moine, caretaker of the Labourdette archives, as the last skiff body built by Labourdette and original to this chassis. Displayed by Tom Price at the Pebble Beach concours in 2011 in Prewar Preservation. Cracked original wood body panels, dull aluminum, greasy and road grimy chassis. Good newer front seat upholstery (the original leather comes with the car), aged original rear compartment upholstery and interior trim panels. A marvelous ark of an automobile. – Even in 1925 this Renault 40’s 140hp was heroic, an imposing leviathan of an automobile as tall as a Ford Expedition that will strike terror in the hearts of modern motorists being overtaken by it. It is joyously extravagant and lovingly preserved. If it isn’t one-of-a-kind it’s so close that it doesn’t make any difference and the Gooding bidders reacted appropriately to its offering with this result.

Lot # 139 1962 Chevrolet Corvette FI Convertible; S/N 20867S103973; Engine # F1127RF2103973; Sateen Silver/Black vinyl; Estimate $325,000 – $375,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $255,000 plus commission of 11.96%; Final Price $285,500. – 327/360hp Fuelie, 4-speed, hub caps, Cinturato tires, hardtop, heat and defrost, WonderBar radio, RPO 488 24-gallon tank, RPO 687 big brakes and quick steering, 4.11 Positraction – Represented as the matching numbers engine. Bloomington Gold certified and received an NCRS Duntov Mark of Excellence award. The chrome looks excellent, but the paint is a little older looking and no longer quite show field ready. Excellent interior and underneath, however. A former show car, restored in the mid-2000s. – Sold here two years ago for $352,000, a price this car deserved. It’s added 369 miles to the odometer since then and shows some more age, but at nearly 70 grand less it’s a bargain.

Lot # 140 2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica Convertible; S/N ZFFGT61A950143103; Red/Tan leather, Red bars; Estimate $275,000 – $325,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $215,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $240,800. – 5748cc/540hp, paddle shift, Ferrari stereo, power Daytona seats, Black calipers, 5-spoke modular wheels, Bridgestone tires, SF shields, CD stereo, books, tool roll still in the wrapper. – Chipguarded nose and mirrors. Good barely used upholstery. The electrochromic roof panel is failing and blotchy, though. Represented as <12,000 miles, belt serviced almost two years, but only 200 miles, ago. – That Revocromico roof panel that’s failing? It costs $40,000 to replace. That makes this a nearly $300,000 Superamerica, which is still a solid value for a low miles car with service records.

Lot # 141 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing; S/N 1980405500780; Engine # 1989805500819; Strawberry Metallic/Black leather; Estimate $1,300,000 – $1,600,000; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,300,000 plus commission of 10.38%; Final Price $1,435,000. – Hub caps, Michelin XVS tires, luggage, manuals, tool roll, spare, touring kit – One of 12 Gullwings in Strawberry Metallic. It’s an unusual color, but a Gullwing looks great in any shade. The likely original paint has a few chips and faded spots but mostly presents very well. Fantastic original interior. Tidy underneath. Put away carefully in the 1960s and currently showing 9,956 miles, which are represented as original. There are unrestored 300SLs out there, quite a few of them actually, but this has to be one of the better ones. – The most noteworthy 300SL on offer in Monterey, this car was also deservedly the most expensive. While this wouldn’t have been huge money during the peak of the 300SL frenzy in 2014-15, it’s a very strong price in today’s market with a serious premium paid for originality and the rare color. It sold here twelve years ago in nearly comparable condition for $715,000 and the odometer has added only 93 miles since then. Strawberry is the “it” color in Gullwings, as this result proves.

Lot # 142 1964 Citroen 2CV Sahara Sedan; S/N 0661; Engine # 05300015 05400300; Beige/Green cloth; Black top; Estimate $90,000 – $120,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $95,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $106,400. – Sahara model with two 424cc/36hp engines and two 4-speed gearboxes along with body color steel wheels and Michelin X tires. – Older repaint with a small dent in the left front fender, light orange peel on the sides of the body and doors, two runs above the right rear door and gloppy paint on the bumpers. Clean, straight folding top. Lightly cracked weather stripping. Very good original interior. Unrestored other than some cosmetic issues. Sold in Switzerland, so it was never really put through the off-road abuse that a lot of these dual purpose 2CVs were. Exceedingly rare, unusual and very collectible, at least to a certain type of enthusiast. – A car with a case of automotive multiple personality disorder, the 2CV Sahara 4×4 can be a front-engine front-drive car, a rear-engine rear-drive car, or a twin-engine four-wheel drive car. It’s very unusual to see one outside of Europe, and to a collector with an appreciation for the charming and the weird, this car has a lot of appeal. An all-original low-mileage example sold in Paris three years ago for over Euros 170,000 but otherwise most Saharas have sold for under six figures, so this was a solid result that values its mileage and originality.

Lot # 143 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe; S/N DB51612L; Engine # 4001621; Dark Green Metallic/Black leather; Estimate $700,000 – $800,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $575,000 plus commission of 10.87%; Final Price $637,500. – Factory left-hand drive, ZF 5-speed, limited-slip, chrome wire wheels, Pirelli Cinturato tires, air conditioning, woodrim steering wheel, 2-inch extended steering column. – Older paint with chips around the hood and grille. Mostly very good, lightly worn interior. Matching numbers. Represented as one of less than 200 DB5 coupes originally delivered in the U.S., and originally finished in Sand over Green, but otherwise unknown early history. A long-term Southern California car that is mostly very well-preserved aside from a very old (and not very good) repaint. What makes it stand out is its desirable LHD configuration, options and U.S. history from new. – Far from pristine but well-maintained and cared for this is a sound and attractive DB5 that brought a moderate price appropriate to its condition and history.

Lot # 144 1965 Jaguar XKE SI 4.2 Roadster; S/N 1E11190; Engine # 7E46039; Opalescent Light Green/Light Green leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $220,000 – $260,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $200,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $224,000. – Modern alloy radiator, chrome wire wheels, Michelin Defender tires, woodrim steering wheel, tool kit, jack, service manual, JDHT Certificate. – Excellent paint and chrome. Brand new top. Excellent interior with seats that look barely sat in. Full restoration finished in 2019 and ready for the show field. – There were 27 E-Types on offer in Monterey this year, making it hard for even a gorgeous fresh restoration like this one to stand out. It was a sound buy at this price.

Lot # 145 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet SI, Body by Pinin Farina; S/N 0789GT; Engine # 0789 GT; Black/Bright Green leather; Black top; Estimate $7,000,000 – $8,000,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $6,177,273 plus commission of 10.08%; Final Price $6,800,000. – 2953cc/240hp, chrome spoke Borrani RW3264 wire wheels, Englebert tires, covered headlights, Marchal headlights and fog lights, front bumperettes, bright fender vent trim. – First owned by Prince Alessandro “Dado” Ruspoli, reputedly the inspiration for the hedonistic lead character in La Dolce Vita. Restored in the U.S., First in Class at Pebble Beach in 1994. Excellent paint, chrome and interior. Represented as the original engine, gearbox and differential but apparently not Ferrari Classiche inspected (yet.) – The caliber of this beautiful Ferrari’s quarter century old restoration is apparent in how well it has survived. It is a car that the new owner will be proud to display and to drive, especially at this price, negotiated after it left the auction block unsold. The Series I Pinin Farina Cabriolet is the luxury counterpart of the Tour de France competition cars, a highly desirable combination of performance, style, luxury and rarity and the new owner got full value for money in this transaction.


Lot # 146 1930 Packard Custom Eight-Series 740 Coupe Roadster; S/N 181252; Engine # 185400; Black/Tan leather; Tan cloth top; Estimate $200,000 – $300,000; Older restoration, 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $92,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $103,040. – Chrome wire wheels with whitewall tires, dual sidemount spares with side view mirrors, cowl lights, luggage rack with luggage, wood running boards, jump seat, CM Hall headlamps, wind wings, vee windshield. – Fair paint with discoloration on the top of the doors and fair upholstery with cracking, pulled and inconsistent stitching, and both holes and tears in the carpet. Light pitting on some of the chrome. The wood on the running boards and folding top is dull and discolored. The car’s early history is unknown, but a newspaper editor bought it for $100, restored it and won Best of Show at Pebble Beach way back in 1961. It was shown at Pebble Beach three additional times, most recently in 2000. It still wears that 1961 restoration, and it is very much aged. – An outstanding Packard but its history and provenance are overcome by the age of its restoration. It’s too sound and presentable to restore again but is now a credible tour car, which is not a bad thing. It can be driven and enjoyed with little concern for the vicissitudes of road use and is a great value for the money at this result.

Lot # 147 1948 Delahaye 135MS Cabriolet, Body by Faget Varnet; S/N 801077; Blue, Light Blue/Blue-Grey leather; Gray cloth top; Estimate $550,000 – $700,000; Older restoration, 1- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $495,455 plus commission of 11.01%; Final Price $550,000. – RHD. 3,557cc/125hp, three Solex carburetors, fender skirts, Cotal pre-selector 4-speed, suicide doors, teardrop fenders with inset headlights, driving lights, raked windshield, mechanical brakes, fitted luggage, polished wheel discs. – Outstanding postwar streamlined coachwork in two sublimely chosen colors to accent its sweeping envelope fenders. Restored in 2008 in its original colors, Pebble Beach class winner in that year. One minor chip on the leading edge of the passenger’s door and the driver’s window has a major crack right down the middle, which may have happened in transit. This striking car won its class at Pebble Beach 11 years ago and apart from two very unfortunate flaws it still looks like a gleaming show car. – Who is Faget Varnet? Whomever they were this is a magnificent, exotic, streamlined creation. Other coachbuilders of the period may have higher recognition but few have created subtle, streamlined, swoopy coachwork like this. Bought for a pittance in this post-block closed transaction, the new owner has serious bragging rights for recognizing an underappreciated coachbuilder’s talent and vision

Lot # 148 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 12301; Engine # B88; Giallo Dino/Black leather, black carpets; Estimate $1,200,000 – $1,500,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; Reserve; Hammered Sold at $900,000 plus commission of 10.56%; Final Price $995,000. – 4390cc Tipo 245 V12, six Weber 40DCN 20 carburettors, 352 bhp, 5 speed transaxle gearbox, alloy wheels – Represented as the “First Production Daytona”, although production wouldn’t begin for some time and this is more a pre-production development version with pre-production details than the first “production” example. Displayed at New York and LA auto shows then sold to Greg Garrison. Later owned by Jack Kent Cooke. Restored in 2009, the coachwork is perfection and unmarked. The nose is chipguarded. The engine is freshly painted and polished. The interior follows suit and is perfection. Too many awards to list. – An important car. Ferrari Classiche Certified with extensive documentation. With one of the best restorations here, a winner it’s just that unforgiving pale yellow color that detracts from this being an ultimate car. It was offered by RM at Sotheby’s in New York in 2017 where it was reported bid to $1,250,000. The result here is in today’s environment a huge price for a Daytona but 12301’s history, provenance and presentation fully deserve the premium it brought.

Lot # 150 1962 Citroen ID19 Le Dandy Coupe, Body by Chapron; S/N 3242901; Engine # 98060134; Red, Black roof/Black; Estimate $300,000 – $375,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; Reserve; Hammered Sold at $330,000 plus commission of 11.52%; Final Price $368,000. – 1985cc OHV Inline 4 cylinder producing 83bhp, 4 speed manual transaxle, front disc and rear drum brakes with hydropneumatic suspension, steel wheels with chrome spoked hubcaps, white wall tyres and centre lock decorative knock ons, distinctive single spoke steering wheel with white tape covering, spare wheel under the hood, 2 litre of spare engine oil, air scoops intakes below the headlights. – Well-presented coachwork by Henri Chapron with large panels gaps that look correct. The wheel trims do not fit quite correctly and the white wall tyres are looking old. The windows seals are aged. Original dashboard is not over restored but the indicator stalks and controls are aged. Superb quality black leather seat coverings let down by nylon carpets which maybe the correct appearance but disappoint. – An important Citroen believed to one of only two Le Dandys built on an ID19 chassis and one of 12 with this body style. Marque specialists will appreciate the car’s value and importance. Drivers will not appreciate the 83hp. The bodywork is strange. The price is, well, appreciative of Chapron’s rare Le Dandy coachwork.

Lot # 151 1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe, Body by Vignale; S/N 0221EL; Engine # 0221EL; Cream, Grey roof/Blue leather; Estimate $1,700,000 – $2,000,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,450,000 plus commission of 10.34%; Final Price $1,600,000. – RHD. 2563cc/150hp, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Avon tires, Marchal headlights and fog lights, luggage net, woodrim steering wheel with finger buttons, 1952 concours plaque. – Special ordered with 2,500mm wheelbase rather than the standard 2,600mm and with three carburetors. Pictured in Ferrari’s sales brochure for the model. Swiss domiciled until 2003, then restored in Germany retaining the original interior trim 1952 Stresa Concours first place plaque and Jaeger chronograph on the transmission tunnel. Fresh engine in an older compartment with paint loss and genuine patina. Good recent repaint in the original colors, older aluminum trim, good chrome. Good older upholstery and original back seat and trim. Impressively preserved originality. Enzo Ferrari signed certificate of origin, Ferrari Classiche Red Book certified. – One of 36 bodied by Vignale although the short wheelbase and 3-carb intake probably sets it apart from most of its counterparts. The German restoration is physically high quality but far from modern cosmetic standards on the west shores of the Atlantic and there is no premium in this price for sympathy or preservation of originality. It’s a great car for tours or events like the Mille Miglia and a solid value at this price.

Lot # 152 1927 Avions Voisin C11 Open Torpedo, Body by Belvallette; S/N 25753; Engine # 25705; Dark gray/Dark gray; Estimate $450,000 – $550,000; Older restoration, 3- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $200,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $224,000. – RHD. 2327cc inline sleeve valve six cylinder, single Zenith carburettor giving 65bhp, 4 speed manual gearbox, disc solid centre lock wheels, twin running board mounted luggage cases, folded back top with cover, rear fender mounted spotlight, split windscreen with folding sidescreens, long leg side mirrors, tall winged radiator cap mascot. – Owned by the original purchasing Christe family from new until 1999. Displayed in the Prewar Preservation class at Pebble Beach in 2006. Exceptionally cracked and aged coachwork. The gray upholstery is worn through to show the original brown. This wonderful French aristocrat is as truly original as they come. Not prepared or dressed up for auction in any way. Just stood there naked and proud, simply wonderful. – A specialist vehicle for those that know this dark corner of the market. A genuine piece of history for a connoisseur to enjoy at a bargain price that is hard to believe. This is a gorgeous piece of history in remarkable condition. The new owner should be proud of it, of the price paid for it, and for what it represents in the history of the automobile.

Lot # 153 2004 Ferrari 575M Maranello Coupe; S/N ZFFBV55A540136320; Blu Scuro/Beige leather; Estimate $100,000 – $130,000; Unrestored original, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $90,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $100,800. – 5748cc/515hp, 6-speed paddle shift, Ferrari stereo, SF shields, Red calipers, 5-spoke wheels, Pilot Sport tires, Fiorano handling package. – Ripply textured chipguarded nose. Good original paint and lightly stretched and creased upholstery. Scuffed left front fender. Represented as 6,250 miles but looks like more. – Russo and Steele trotted this Maranello across the block here in Monterey a year ago with exactly the same reported high bid. The seller here should be gratified with this result a year later for a depreciating car.

Lot # 155 1959 OSCA S273 Sports Racer; S/N 767; White, Blue stripes/Grey leather; Estimate $650,000 – $750,000; Competition restoration, 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $480,000. – 860cc/75hp OSCA engine, 4-speed, wraparound full width Plexiglas windscreen, driver’s head fairing, Silver painted Borrani wire wheels, Michelin X tires, covered Carello headlights. – A Cunningham team car raced by the team in 1959 then lent to Denise McCluggage and Marianne Windridge for Sebring in 1960. Later SCCA raced along with Cunningham’s other OSCA s/n 758 by A. Cecil Schoeneman. Restored in the 70’s, later modified for touring events. Old paint with cracks and chips. Worn steering wheel rim. Good upholstery, what there is of it. The engine compartment is orderly but aged, as is the chassis. Impressively original and usable. – Sold by Gooding here in 2016 for $605,000 and with its ex-Cunningham history and careful stewardship for half a century there’s no reason for it to be worth as much less as is indicated by the high bid here. It’s a significant car that deserves significantly more than this bid.

Lot # 157 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 06887; Blood red/Light biscuit leather; Estimate $1,500,000 – $1,800,000; Older restoration, 3 condition; Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,425,000 plus commission of 10.35%; Final Price $1,572,500. – 3285cc Single OHC Type 213 V12, 280bhp, Triple Weber 40 DCZ 6 carburettors, engine internal # 632/64, 5 speed, Campagnolo alloy centerlock wheels, manuals, toolkit and extensive documentation. – This 275 has had one owner since 1978. The paint finish is superb in every aspect, mark free and well presented. The wheels are very poorly prepared and fail the 10 feet test easily. The window seals are original and are drying out. The interior looks original and correct but aged. A resprayed and indifferently presented car with the niggling doubts that phrase stirs up and a restamped engine. – A fine, but poorly presented Ferrari that shows limited sporadic attention since 1978 by its consignor. It has been displayed several places 2011-2014 and never won even a minor award. There were superior 275s at Monterey Car Week, and the bidders carefully spent their hard-earned, and even their windfalls, as in this reasonable transaction. It was reasonably estimated and equally reasonably bought.

Lot # 158 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk I Drophead Coupe, Body by Graber; S/N LML562; Engine # VB6E501294; Dove Grey/Dark Blue leather; Dark Blue cloth top; Estimate $800,000 – $1,200,000; Older restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $650,000 plus commission of 10.77%; Final Price $720,000. – Painted wire wheels, Avon tires, leather boot cover, Smith’s gauges. – Represented as the matching numbers engine. The only Graber-bodied DB2/4 and a class winner at Pebble Beach in 2010. Despite its age, the restoration still looks fresh and gorgeous. Very light wrinkling to the driver’s seat is the only real sign of age. The Graber body isn’t any more attractive than the factory shape, indeed it is arguably less so. But it is distinctive and it is unique, which typically translates to collectability. – Frank Feely concedes nothing to Graber. This is an unattractive DB2/4. Its rare coachwork, however, translates in this case. It’s nearly double the price of a standard DB2/4 Drophead, but this car sold here in 2011 for a similar $715,000, so it’s hard to argue the numbers.

Lot # 159 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce Spider, Body by Pinin Farina; S/N AR149505991; Engine # AR131532326; Red/Black vinyl piped in Red; Black top; Estimate $140,000 – $180,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $95,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $106,400. – 1,299cc/103hp, dual Webers, 5-speed, painted wheels, hub caps. – Represented as the matching numbers engine and original color. Relatively fresh paint, chrome and interior. A very attractive car, fully restored and done well by specialists five years and 500 miles ago. – Beautifully presented in like new condition with work by some of the most informed and responsible experts in the Alfa world, this is a superior Alfa. That didn’t translate to the disappointing price it brought, however, and the new owner took home a moderately priced prize.

Lot # 160 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS Spider, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 9787; Engine # 9787; Black/Beige leather; White cloth top; Estimate $2,000,000 – $2,400,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 4+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,600,000 plus commission of 10.31%; Final Price $1,765,000. – 3967cc/300hp, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Michelin XWX tires, Blaupunkt cassette stereo, power windows. – The same owner since 1982. Awful old repaint, curdling and bubbling, cracked below the passenger’s door. Visible Fiberglas reconstruction on the nose. Soiled and worn original upholstery. Faded old top. Old undercoat in the wheel wells. A restoration base that barely rises above “nasty” on the observation chart. – This 330 GTS is a presentable driver as it is but there are so many issues with its superficial old treatment that the bidders’ willingness to pay even this much for it is generous. There has arisen a conceit that any old, dirty, badly maintained, casually repainted and retrimmed old car can command an originality premium at some auctions. The 2019 Monterey buyers rejected that idea.

Lot # 161 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Coupe, Body by Touring; S/N AR1900C02163; Engine # AR130801569; Grigio Biacca/Brown leather, Tan cloth inserts; Estimate $400,000 – $500,000; Cosmetic restoration, 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $315,000 plus commission of 11.59%; Final Price $351,500. – Chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Michelin X tires, Audiovox radio, Marchal headlights and fog lights, woodrim steering wheel, gated floor shift, TI cylinder head and front brake scoops, original tool roll with some tools and jack. – Sat for four decades in the Netherlands until 2010, restored in Italy and completed in 2015. Beautiful steering wheel and fresh interior. Excellent paint and interior. Good chrome but slightly dull aluminum trim. Dirty wheels. Alfa Romeo class winner at Paleis Het Loo in 2017. Represented as the original engine. An attractive car for tours and events. – This Alfa has been done to high European restoration standards, with less of the fussy detailing of cosmetics, trim and paint preferred in the U.S. and the bidders here at Gooding & Company appreciated it with a generous price that recognized some of its unusual details like the gated floor shift.

Lot # 162 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet; S/N 11102712000879; Black/Red; Tan top; Estimate $300,000 – $400,000; Older restoration, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $260,000 plus commission of 11.92%; Final Price $291,000. – Air conditioning, Michelin harmony tires, Becker radio, column shift automatic, tools, jack, documents, books. – Very good and high quality but older paint and chrome. Minimal wear to the interior with light sagging on the driver’s seat and arm rest. An excellent restoration, done by Paul Russell and finished in striking colors, that has been driven lightly. – This is an appropriate result that takes the age and miles but also the high quality of this restoration into account.

Lot # 163 1941 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A, Body by Sindelfingen; S/N 189392; Engine # 189392; Gray/Black leather; Gray cloth top; Estimate $1,500,000 – $2,000,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 4- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,175,000 plus commission of 10.43%; Final Price $1,297,500. – RHD. Wire wheels, flag staffs, Bosch headlights and dip beam light, outside headpipes, 5-speed. – Self-restored in the mid-50’s by the Kreissle family with a later 5-speed 540K gearbox. Sold in 2004 to Herbert von Fragstein and today essentially as-restored by the Kreissle father and son. The paint is in poor condition. It is dull, there are many chips in the paint. The wheel wells appear to be rust free. There is large spot on the driver’s side fender where primer is visible despite lackluster efforts to cover it with a different shade of grey. The chrome on the radiator shell and the headlamp housings are in good condition but are unpolished. The headlamps are slightly yellowed, the driving light is yellowed. The interior is in fair condition. The front seats are heavily cracked revealing the grain of the pigskin leather, and the piping is also heavily cracked. One of the rear seats has a burn mark and some cracks. The other seat is missing. The wood trim has lost most of its varnish and has discoloration. There are a few small scratches on the instrument panel. The white instrument cluster is yellowed but the glass on the gauges are clear. The top is faded in color and is dirty. The front wheels have some light surface rust. A fair example of 540K Cab with longtime single family ownership believed to be highly original. – A remarkable find in a choice 540K Cab A restored by a caring family a half century ago and preserved since. It is a choice restoration project, but better than that it is a marvelous old chariot for tours and events. It was bought right here and let’s hope the new owner drives it for years before it falls under the restorer’s hands.

Lot # 166 1937 Bentley 4 1/4 Liter Sports Tourer, Body by Vanden Plas; S/N B1KU; Engine # U4BR; Gray/Black leather; Estimate $400,000 – $500,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 4 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $300,000. – RHD. Lucas headlights, wire wheels with chrome center caps, rear-mounted spare, windshield mounted visor, front bucket seats. – Dull older paint with blisters and cracks on the fenders. The chrome on the radiator shell is good. The chrome on the passenger’s side headlamp housing does have some irregularities, and the headlamps are yellow. The wheels have some chipped paint and surface rust. The upholstery is warped, while there is some pulling on the passenger’s side and some abrasions and cracks on the driver’s seat. The chrome windshield trim is good but there are some shallow indentations. Represented with original body and drivetrain. Recently out of long-term storage and mostly original. – This is a tired and uninspired Bentley notable only for its idiosyncratic open coachwork. The consignor was ill-advised in not taking the reported high bid or anything close to it if there was money in the marquee for this car.

Lot # 167 1965 Porsche 911 Coupe; S/N 300845; Engine # 901011; Sky Blue/Black vinyl, houndstooth cloth inserts; Estimate $250,000 – $300,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $170,000. – 1991cc/130hp, 5-speed, Blaupunkt multiband radio, chrome wheels, Michelin XWX tires, fog lights, Porsche woodrim steering wheel. – Spotless engine compartment, beautiful paint, inviting interior, brilliant chrome. A California Black Plate car freshly restored and better than new. Cover car for Sports Car Graphic in December 1965. – This is a beautiful Porsche distinguished by its early short wheelbase configuration, meticulous restoration and the SCG cover feature. Even without the magazine feature it is a gorgeous example worth well more than the reported high bid.

Lot # 168 1955 Sunbeam-Talbot Alpine Mk III Roadster, Body by Thrupp & Maberly; S/N A35010910DLRX; Engine # A3015078RXS; Thistle Grey/Red leather; 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. – 2,267cc/98hp upgraded engine, hub caps, Avon tires, banjo spoke steering wheel, overdrive, floor shift, factory radio. – Represented as one of just 200 remaining, and Sunbeam only ever built less than 1600 in the first place. Very good paint and brightwork. Fully redone and very clean underneath. Excellent interior with fresh leather and fully restored everywhere else. A gorgeous early Alpine, a car that looks smaller in person than it does in photos. – Most people know the later, sportier Alpines that spawned the V8 Tiger. A little more obscure is the earlier saloon-derived Alpine, which is a thoroughly different car in terms of look and value. This is a massive price, but it would be very hard to find a better one or to restore one for less than this. Despite the model’s rarity there were two in the Monterey auctions, both of which sold well.

Lot # 169 2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso Shooting Brake; S/N ZFF82WNA1J0233793; Grigio Alloy, Ivory stripe and accents/Dune leather; Estimate $375,000 – $425,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $375,000 plus commission of 11.33%; Final Price $417,500. – 7-speed paddle shift, cupholders, Black calipers, Pilot Sport tires, carbon brakes, 70th Anniversary 250 GT Tour de France livery, 35 options and Special Equipment. – <200 miles and like new. – The 70th Anniversary livery and exhaustive list of options and features brought a notable premium price for this GTC4 Lusso, attributes that have yet to prove their enduring value.

Lot # 170 1929 Stutz Model M Tonneau Cowl Speedster, Body by LeBaron; S/N M844CY25D; Engine # 30514; Maroon/Brown; Tan Canvas top; Estimate $175,000 – $220,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $130,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $145,600. – Maroon wire wheels with chrome center caps, dual sidemount spares, luggage rack with luggage, Ryan-Lite headlamps. – Formerly in the AK Miller Stutz collection. The paint is good but there are microblisters on the fenders. There is also heavy orange peel on the passenger’s side fender as well as two small runs on the driver’s side fender. The chrome is mostly excellent, but there are some scratches on the mirrors. The wood on the luggage rack is dull. The window visors have excess adhesive around the mounts. The upholstery and canvas top are very good. The headlamp lenses are cloudy. An older, mostly well restored Stutz that is inherently attractive and would make a good tour car but has a few issues. – Sold by Christie’s from Miller’s hoard in Orange, Vermont in typical Miller Stutz restoration project condition in 1996 for $77,300, the top lot of that fabled sale. Offered by Bonhams at Greenwich in 2017 after restoration where it brought a reported high bid of $220,000 then sold by RM at Hershey in 2017 for $192,500. The A.K. (“Nutsy Stutzy”) Miller history adds color to this Stutz and A.K.’s predilection for mixing up parts does not appear to be part of its history. The LeBaron coachwork is seriously attractive and sporting, an ideal match for the 113hp Stutz engine, and the car is a good value at this price.

Lot # 171 1953 Allard J2X Le Mans Roadster; S/N 3066; Red/Black leather; Estimate $450,000 – $600,000; Competition restoration, 3 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $290,000. – Chrysler Hemi, dual 2-barrel carburetors, 3-speed, wire wheels, Alfin drum brakes, Cinturato tires. – Dull paint with lots of chips, scratches and cracks. Small dent in the left front. Old tires and dull, dirty wheels. Lightly worn interior. Rare car with period racing history, including at the Pebble Beach road races, but no remarkable finishes. Raced when new by Carl and Fred Block in California, nose rebuilt in the present style in 1954 after a racing accident at Golden Gate Park. Same family owned since 1958, restored in the 1970s and showing plenty of battle scars. For someone who wants to keep vintage racing it, this car doesn’t really need anything. It could also make a rewarding and straightforward restoration, but with this bodywork it will never be beautiful. Then again, worrying about an Allard’s looks is missing the point. – A J2X Le Mans is not a pretty race car, and this one with its restyled front end is even less pretty. In fact, it’s ugly. The bidders couldn’t look beyond its visage and paid it little attention, which it deserved at this exalted pre-sale estimate range.

Lot # 172 1937 Delage D6-70 Cabriolet, Body by LeTourneur & Marchand; S/N 51427; White/Cognac leather; Tan Canvas top; Estimate $400,000 – $500,000; Older restoration, 1 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $330,000 plus commission of 11.52%; Final Price $368,000. – RHD. 2,729cc/90hp, three Solex carbs, 4-speed Cotal pre-selector gearbox. Integrated headlights, hub caps, fender skirts, bench seat, rear deck fin, trafficators, banjo spoke steering wheel. – Very good paint, chrome and interior. One-off LeTourneur et Marchand coachwork commissioned by Claire Marie Lecomte. Stored partially restored in the 50’s until the early 90’s. Concours restored about 10 years ago and shown at Pebble Beach in 2012. Still gorgeous and still showable. – The LeTourneur & Marchand coachwork is distinctive, sporting and attractive with some delicious design details like its teardrop-embellished rear wheel skirts and subtle rear deck spline. It has both style and performance topped off with a concours-quality restoration that remains in show car condition nearly a decade after it was done. That’s a combination of attributes that’s hard to beat and fully deserves the price it brought here.

Lot # 173 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale, Body by Bertone; S/N AR1012000512; Engine # AR0011215369; White, Red stripes/Black perforated leather; Estimate $90,000 – $120,000; Modified restoration, 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $60,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $67,200. – Giulia 1570cc DOHC Veloce engine with twin Weber DCO3 carburettors producing 128bhp, 5 speed manual transmission, alloy finned drum brakes, 5 stud alloy wheels, dashtop mounted rear view mirror. – The paint finish looks mature and correct with many imperfections. The red stripes are more recent and the edges show masking paint under bleed. The seat coverings are not new but have no signs of use. The carpets are recent and well-trimmed. The door and window seals are original and aged. The wheels have been repainted but lack good preparation and disappoint accordingly. – A useable rare car that can be driven and enjoyed but gradually improve when ready. While the Giulia Veloce engine’s performance is desirable its deviation from the standard 1290cc Giulietta is a serious value hit, but even at that the price it brought here is a bargain of serious magnitude. The new owner will be very happy driving it, and should be highly satisfied with its value.

Lot # 174 1969 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 Coupe 2+2, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 12751; Engine # 12751; Blu Tourbillon/Blue-Grey leather; Estimate $250,000 – $325,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $180,000. – 4390cc/320hp, 5-speed, power windows, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Michelin XGT tires, T-3 headlights, Blaupunkt multiband radio. – Mediocre repaint with blisters on the nose. Poor trim chrome. Filled body. Good newer upholstery but tired old console trim. Scruffy underbody with original undercoat. A good car to avoid. – The number of mediocre cars offered at the Monterey auctions speaks loudly of the difficulty of getting (and distributing among various auctions to their best effect) good consignments. This was such a consignment, offered three cars from the end of the Gooding auction, an afterthought with erratic presentation that no one cared about. If there was money anywhere close to the reported high bid the consignor should have taken it with gratitude.

Lot # 175 1963 Bentley S3 Continental Fixed Head Coupe, Body by Mulliner Park Ward; S/N BC18LXC; Dark Green/Tan leather; Estimate $80,000 – $110,000; Enthusiast restoration, 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $92,500 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $103,600. – Wheel covers, narrow whitewalls, bucket seats, pushbutton radio, power windows, drinks cabinets with glassware, factory air conditioning. – Rough paint with many cracks, blisters and discoloration with primer exposed. The windshield trim is dull, the front bumper has light pitting, the weather stripping is dry rotted and sealant is poorly applied. The upholstery is good, and both the headliner and instrument panel are very good. Represented as one of 27 LHD Continental Coupes with this body design, and originally owned by the head of Universal Studios Lew Wasserman. The condition is mostly good, but a repaint would go a long way in leaving this car in the condition it deserves. – It is uncertain what if anything Lew Wasserman’s ownership of this stylish Bentley Continental adds to its value but it brought it a superior price here.

Lot # 176 1959 MG MGA Twin Cam Roadster; S/N YD12392; Engine # 16GBU2087; OE White/Red; Estimate $75,000 – $100,000; Modified restoration, 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $90,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $100,800. – RHD. Dunlop centerlock alloy wheels, store brand tires, single Lucas driving light. Woodrim steering wheel, cut down windshield (original windscreen included), leather hood straps. – The Twin Cam badge on the right front is missing. Small chip on the nose but otherwise very good paint and chrome. Good, lightly worn interior. A neat, fun car set up for driving events. – MGA Twin Cams had early problems with knocking and burning oil that ruined their reputation, but those issues have been sorted out by now and today they’re the most valuable postwar MGs. The huge price for this one was nevertheless a big surprise. Despite the competition modifications and being the very last lot of a two-day sale otherwise full of weak prices, it became the third most expensive ever MGA sold at auction.

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