In common with pretty much every other Monterey auction Gooding & Company continued its strong comeback from the weak 2019 performance with strong 2022 results.
The numbers that Gooding delivered are exceptional.
38 of the lots offered were bid to $1 million or more. 27 of them sold bringing a total of $74,262,500 including buyer’s premium. Even the $461,000 median transaction (a 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM AMG Cabriolet) indicates the high quality of the consignments that Gooding assembled for its signature Pebble Beach auction, a consignment even more notable because Gooding had a London auction just outside its windshield on September 3 that added another £22,812,000 (about $23.7 million) to its two-week total.
There were a few more lighthearted moments like the two Pinin Farina design studies. Both of them were outstanding design statements. Both of them sold for notable prices, and deserved their results.
Only 20 lots sold on bids under $100,000, further showing the substantial value of the other 102 that sold. Interest was clearly on the big money cars and several of the five-figure cars were overlooked and even underpriced.
Here are the numbers:
|Year||Cars Sold/ Offered||Sale %||Sold < Low Est||Sold > High Est||Average Sale||Median Sale||Total $|
68 of the 132 lots offered were viewed onsite by Rick Carey, Andrew Newton and Greg Ingold. They are sorted here by lot number.
Lot # 4 2004 RUF R Turbo Coupe; S/N W09BD03694PR06050; Avus Blue/Black leather, Alcantara; Estimate $250,000 – $325,000; Unrestored original 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $400,000 plus commission of 11.25%; Final Price $445,000. – 3600/550hp, 6-speed transaxle, all-wheel drive, RUF modular wheels, cross-drilled rotors with red RUF calipers, rear seat delete, roll cage. – First owned by Alois Ruf, Jr. and just one owner since, stated to be U.S. compliant. A few isolated, small paint blisters on the hood and a small chip on the rear wing, but otherwise clean exterior. Very light wear to the driver’s seat. Represented with 25,360 miles and the condition matches that. It’s a lightly used 996-based RUF further distinguished by history with the man who builds them. – RUFs were a more common sight than usual at the Monterey auctions this year. Three of them sold at Gooding, with this car selling second highest behind the more hardcore 997-based RT12 sold a few lots later (Lot 8). But this one smashed its estimate, recognition of its ownership history and modest mileage.
Lot # 8 2006 RUF RT 12 Coupe; S/N W09BD03816PR06063; Chroma Flash/Flamenco Red, Gray leather; Estimate $500,000 – $600,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $480,000 plus commission of 11.04%; Final Price $533,000. – 3,746/650hp, 6-speed transaxle, all-wheel drive, limited-slip, adjustable coil-overs, Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes with red RUF calipers, OZ wheels, Pirelli P Zero tires, Kevlar carbon doors, integrated roll cage, clear bra on the nose, interior carbon package. – Single ownership from new, ordered directly from RUF in 2006 and delivered in the US. Original build sheet lists a total price of nearly $350,000. The Hologram Matte finish looks spectacular but there are some isolated chips below the doors and on the roof as well as a long scratch on the right rear fender, all of which would be tough to correct. There is a large chip in the middle of the windshield as well. There is some waviness in the bare carbon rear wing. The interior is very good. Spectacular to look at and very fast, but not perfect. – Adjusted for inflation, that $350K original price works out to $511K in 2022 dollars. With all the associated costs of owning and using a high-strung exotic car, this RUF’s single owner didn’t really make money and likely didn’t quite break even. But they did come close, and that’s doing pretty well by most standards in this hobby. Given that the RT12’s performance puts it in the same league of speed as 2000s hypercars like Porsche’s own Carrera GT, half a million dollars also doesn’t seem like a bad value for the new owner.
Lot # 13 1961 Jaguar XKE SI flat floor Roadster; S/N 875045; Engine # R1071-9; Metallic Green, Metallic Green hardtop/Tan leather; Tan cloth top; Estimate $500,000 – $600,000; Recent restoration 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $435,000 plus commission of 11.15%; Final Price $483,500. – 3,781/265hp, 4-speed, flat floor, welded louvers, outside bonnet latch, chrome wire wheels, Firestone whitewall tires, pushbutton radio, two tops, JDHT documented, original owner’s packet and warranty card. – Represented as the original engine. Wheel wells repainted body color over old undercoat and grime. Scratched console aluminum. Very good clearcoat paint, chrome and upholstery. Neat, tidy engine compartment that isn’t overdone. Only three owners from new, one of the earliest in the U.S. and impressively restored and presented. – The least user-friendly E-Type, the flat floor, outside bonnet latch, welded hood louver earliest production series, is also the most valuable, a contradiction that verifies that their desirability lies in display and not in driving. That phenomenon is on display with this result, a price that is double or more the value of a similar early E-type with human-size footwells, inside latches and louvers stamped into the hood. It is an expensive E-type, but appropriate for its features, excellent restoration and documented history.
Lot # 16 1968 Ferrari 330 GTC Coupe, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 11251; Engine # 11251; Marrone Colorado/Dark Grey leather; Estimate $750,000 – $850,000; Older restoration 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $750,000 plus commission of 10.67%; Final Price $830,000. – 3,967/300hp, 5-speed, Carello headlights, centerlock alloy wheels, Michelin XWX tires, Becker Monte Carlo multiband radio, power windows, air conditioning. – Owned at one point by German actor Klaus Kinski. Excellent older clearcoat paint, bright chrome with exhaust residue above the tailpipes under the rear bumper. Even panel fits and gaps. The upholstery is barely used. Excellent engine compartment with some age. – Sold by Gooding & Co here five years ago for $907,500 and now showing 1,863 more kilometers but still in excellent condition, just getting a little older (like all of us.) It is still generously priced, too, even at some $77,500 less than it brought in 2017. Find a drive-in movie showing a Werner Herzog flick and enjoy it sitting in Klaus Kinski’s GTC.
Lot # 23 2017 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Coupe; S/N SCFESBNR4HGS02699; China Gray, Yellow accent/Gray, Black Alcantara with Yellow stitching and accents; Estimate $175,000 – $225,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $225,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $252,000. – 5,935/565hp, 7-speed manual transaxle with dogleg 1st gear, carbon ceramic brakes with yellow calipers, Pirelli P Zero tires, Carfax, owner’s manual, service records. – One of 100 built with a manual for 2017. Just 127 miles, so still essentially a new car. A high-spec, stick-shift modern Aston. – Adjusted for inflation, this car sold for just a tad more than it cost new (about $203,000 in 2017). Since most modern Aston Martins depreciate like a stone as soon as they get a license plate, this car bucks a trend. Credit the very limited production and the rare, enthusiast-focused manual box.
Lot # 24 2007 Porsche RS Spyder Evo ALMS LMP2; S/N 9R6702; Yellow, Red “DHL”/Black; Estimate $6,000,000 – $8,000,000; Competition car, original as-raced 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $5,100,000 plus commission of 10.10%; Final Price $5,615,000. – RHD. 3,397/503hp V-8, 6-speed AutoManual, BBS one-piece centerlock alloy wheels, Michelin tires, AP Racing brakes. – As raced, by Penske, which means neat, tidy, orderly and highly presentable if not pristine. Driven by Sascha Maasen, Ryan Briscoe, Helio Castroneves and Emanuelle Collard, scored three class wins and a further seven class podium finishes in 2007 and 2008. Two owners since Penske and only limited track use mostly for demonstrations aside from Rennsport Reunion V in 2015 when it won the Group 6 race driven by Jeroen Bleekemolen. – One of only 17 like it and with a commendable U.S. history with front rank drivers, this RS Spyder Evo is what it is and the price it brought here is determinative. Whether for track days or appearances at joyful events like Rennsport it is an attention-getter and, according to the seller, “extremely exciting and remarkably user-friendly.”
Lot # 26 2013 BMW M3 Lime Rock Park Edition Coupe; S/N WBSKG9C51DJ593232; Fire Orange/Black; Estimate $125,000 – $150,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $235,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $263,200. – 3,999/414hp DOHC V-8, 6-speed, Lime Rock Edition, competition package, original window sticker documented, owner’s manual, service records. – 229 miles, a like new car inside and out. One of 200 built in this configuration. – For a model with an out the door price of just over $70,000 this is a healthy premium for the rarity of the distinctive Lime Rock Park model and the minimal mileage. It’s even a healthy premium over Gooding’s pre-sale high estimate. It is hard to imagine it ever getting much use but in Fire Orange it will be conspicuous in any collection.
Lot # 27 1950 Gilco-Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Supergioello Coupe, Body by Ghia; S/N 0064251; Engine # 924866; Bronze, Brown roof/Brown leather; Estimate $1,400,000 – $1,800,000; Recent restoration 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,250,000 plus commission of 10.40%; Final Price $1,380,000. – RHD. 2,443/110hp, triple Weber carburetors, column shift 4-speed, chrome wheel covers, Michelin Cable Confort S.S. tires, Audiovox radio, Marchal headlights and driving lights. – Gilco tubular chassis, Alfa drivetrain, Michelotti-designed Ghia body. The last of four built. Restored in the late 90’s, Best in class at Villa d’Este in 2001. Restored again, First in Class and Most Elegant Closed Car at Pebble Beach 2019 with several subsequent awards. Excellent clearcoat paint, bright chrome and pristine upholstery. Undercoated body. Strange stalactite growth hanging from the left parking light wiring. Restored better than new. – Offered by Christie’s at Pebble Beach in 2001 with a confusing description and even more confusing saleroom notice, the bidders passed on it at a bid of $160,000. Christie’s sold it at Retromobile in 2006 for $223,204(Euros 187,250 at the time) and Bonhams offered it at the same venue in 2010. It’s had a major restoration since and is an extraordinary example of emerging design trends at the beginning of the 50’s, restored to the highest standards with awards to prove it. It was bought reasonably for what it is and is a great example of the present consignor recognizing its design and history and being compensated for an exemplary restoration.
Lot # 30 1935 Miller-Ford Offenhauser Indy Car; S/N 5; Blue, “59”/Red vinyl; Estimate $750,000 – $1,000,000; Competition restoration 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $750,000 plus commission of 10.67%; Final Price $830,000. – 270 Offy, two side draft Flynn carburetors, est. 150hp, front wheel drive, hydraulic brakes, 2-speed. – A real Miller-Ford V8, now with a 270 Offy installed sometime in the 40’s. Other than a dnf (widely credited to the failure of the steering box placed too close to the V8’s exhaust manifold) at Indy in 1935 and Andy Granatelli’s dnq at Indy in 1948 it has no known race history but a provenance of fabled Miller owners including Tony Hulman, Buck Boudeman, Dean Butler and the present owner whose Miller won its class of Millers at Pebble Beach last year. Mechanically restored by Butler’s Zakira’s Garage but carefully retaining the patina of years. Dull, scraped up old paint. Serviceable upholstery. The engine and running gear are put together neatly and correctly and it runs well enough to lap Indy at 140mph but looks like a wreck about to happen. – Christie’s sold a Miller-Ford restored to high standards with the same chassis number at Pebble Beach in 2003 for $310,000, but it was not this car which at that time was tucked away in a corner of Zakira’s Garage. It wears its history proudly in every scratch, scrape, dent and ding. Anyone brave enough to let it loose on an oval is in for a thrill that will amply repay every penny of the price it brought without even taking into account the many hours of stories it has to tell.
Lot # 31 1988 Porsche 962C IMSA GTP; S/N 962139; Black, “Texaco”/Black; Estimate $1,400,000 – $1,800,000; Competition restoration 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,300,000 plus commission of 10.38%; Final Price $1,435,000. – RHD. 2,994/700hp water-cooled flat six, fuel injection, two KKK turbochargers, 5-speed, modular alloy centerlock wheels, Goodyear tires. – A factory-built 962C bought new by Bruce Leven for this Bayside Disposal team. 4th at Daytona 1989 (Klaus Ludwig, James Weaver, Sarel van der Merwe), 3rd at Sebring (Weaver, Dominic Dobson), 3rd at Daytona 1990 (Bob Wollek, van der Merwe, Dobson). Retained by Leven with various historic event appearances by him and the current owner. Decent cosmetics and the engine and chassis appear complete and race-ready. – Clean, organized and well-maintained as well as easily recalled in its black livery with big Texaco star emblem and Havoline branding, it is hard to accept that it is almost thirty-five years old, attesting to its consistent care and attention. Good racing history and breathtaking performance don’t come cheap.
Lot # 33 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atalante Coupe; S/N 57523; Engine # 23S; Black/Tan pigskin; Estimate $10,000,000 – $12,000,000; Concours restoration 1 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $9,400,000 plus commission of 10.05%; Final Price $10,345,000. – RHD. 3,257/200hp, supercharged, 4-speed, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Blockley tires, skirts, Scintilla headlights, Marchal fog light and driving light, covered rear-mounted spare. – Represented as the original low configuration (“surbaisse”) chassis, coachwork and matching numbers drivetrain with the supercharger added at Molsheim early in its life. First owned by Alphonse Gandon until 1952, then Jean De Dobbeleer and Gene Cesari and George W. Huguely in the U.S. Later owners included Ed Lucas, Bill Jacobs and the Blackhawk Collection. Restored by Bob Mosier for Ray Scherr and reunited with its original engine, winning its class and the French Cup at Pebble Beach in 2009. Recently mechanically re-restored in the U.K. Excellent paint, bright chrome and aluminum. The upholstery, interior woodwork and gauges are wonderful. Fresh, sharp engine compartment with a recent rebuild by Ivan Dutton Limited. A gorgeous car in gorgeous condition. – Sold by Gooding & Company at Pebble Beach in 2013 for $8,745,000 before the most recent work by Dutton. One of four Type 57S with factory-installed superchargers, only two of which were Atalantes. One of the most charismatic of all Bugattis and worth every penny of this 8-figure price.
Lot # 38 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Berlinetta Le Mans, Body by Touring; S/N 0066M; Engine # 0066M; Red/Tan leather; Estimate $5,500,000 – $6,000,000; Older restoration 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $4,900,000. – RHD. 1,995/150hp, triple Weber carburetors, 5-speed, silver painted Borrani wire wheels, Avon Turbospeed tires, Carello headlights, Marchal fog lights, dual spares behind the seats, outside fuel filler. – Some Italian race and hillclimb history early. Later owned by Road & Track publisher John R. Bond. Good recent repaint and good brightwork. Excellent panel fits. The upholstery is virtually unused. Orderly restored engine compartment with some fuel residue. Good glass but the new Plexiglas quarter windows have cracks at the ends of the extractor vents. The chassis is like new. Ferrari Classiche Red Book certified. A quality older restoration with a little use, newer paint and upholstery. – Sold here fourteen years ago in 2008 for $2.2 million with more recent paint, leather upholstery and general attention to details to go with the 10,262 km that have been added to the odometer since then. Gooding is asking $5.25 million on its website, a number that is realistic for a Ferrari with this one’s beautiful coachwork and race history.
Lot # 39 1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTC Convertible, Body by Touring; S/N AR755684; Engine # AR0050223818; Biancospino/Red leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $150,000 – $200,000; Older restoration 2- condition; Reserve; Hammered Sold at $65,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $72,800. – 1,570/106hp, 5-speed, hub caps, boot cover, tool kit. – One of 1003 built by Carrozzeria Touring. Sold new in Switzerland in blue over tan cloth, and restored there in the 2010s. Good paint with a small scratch on the nose and a light scrape on the edge of the trunk lid. There is a troubling group of cracks and blisters behind the left front wheel well as well. Lots of scratches on the windshield frame. A few blemishes on the wheels but underneath the car looks mostly clean and just lightly driven. Light scratches on the side glass. Very good interior with nothing to nitpick. A rare, noteworthy Alfa with mostly forgivable flaws. – Compared to the normal Giulia the drop-top GTC is on a different level of rarity and is considerably more valuable, although not quite as nice to look at. We’ve seen this one come to market twice before, once for a$148,500 final price at Gooding’s Scottsdale auction in 2018, and once two years ago on Bring a Trailer where it failed to sell at a $72,000 high bid. It appears to have gotten lost in the shuffle on BaT but hit an absolute home run on its first trip to Gooding, one that couldn’t be replicated in 2022 which is, given recent sales of fixed roof GTVs, nothing if not modest.
Lot # 40 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight Coupe; S/N 9113600476; Engine # 6630465; Seeblau/Black leatherette; Estimate $1,750,000 – $2,250,000; Older restoration 1- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,200,000 plus commission of 10.23%; Final Price $2,425,000. – 2,687/210hp M471 Lightweight, 5-speed, Fuchs wheels, Pirelli CN36 tires, known history, handbooks (in French), tool roll, jack, keys. – Represented as the matching numbers engine and transaxle. Excellent paint and body, the engine compartment has been meticulously redone and shows well, the underbody shows like new and the interior shows no use. Restored to a very high standard. – One of only a believed 200 built in M471 Lightweight specifications and meticulously restored in its original colors with the original engine and transaxle, but with no known competition history. A measure of this Lightweight’s appeal (and value) is to compare it with the M472 Touring version sold this week at Mecum Monterey. It had a connection with the late Paul Walker and sold for a breathtaking (for an M472) price of $1,072,500 while this Lightweight brought twice as much and a result that wasn’t breathtaking at all.
Lot # 42 1930 Bentley 4 1/2 Liter Supercharged Sports Tourer, Body by Vanden Plas; S/N SM3913; Engine # SM3916; Dark Blue, Black fenders/Blue leather; Blue cloth top; Estimate $7,000,000 – $9,000,000; Recent restoration 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $6,600,000. – 4,398/182hp, four cylinder, dark Blue Rudge wire wheels, Blockley tires, Lucas headlights, rear-mounted spare. – Represented as the original frame, engine, gearbox, supercharger, rear axle, steering box and Vanden Plas body. Even much of the upholstery, body covering and framing are believed to be original. Good paint, cracked fabric body covering. Replaced front and rear seat upholstery but original inner panels. Orderly restored engine compartment and chassis. Clear, bright gauges. A Bentley Driver’s Bentley that won its class at Pebble Beach in 2019. – Sold by Brooks Auctioneers at Goodwood in June 1998 before restoration for a then-notable $616,137 (ú378,000), this is an historic and lovingly preserved Blower Bentley boasting originality that rarely survives. It is a pity it didn’t sell, but having spent ú700,000 on the 2019 restoration and preservation and realizing just how rare and special it is easy to understand why the owner held out.
Lot # 44 1969 Porsche 908/02 Sports Racer; S/N 90802010; White, Safety Yellow nose and wing/Red cloth; Estimate $4,000,000 – $5,000,000; Competition restoration 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $3,800,000 plus commission of 10.13%; Final Price $4,185,000. – RHD. 2,997/350hp flat eight, fuel injection, 5-speed transaxle, black centerlock alloy wheels, Avon tires, Carello halogen headlights, includes 1969 “Flunder” body. – Factory team car in 1969, 2nd at Brands Hatch 6-Hours (Vic Elford, Richard Attwood), 21st at the Targa Florio (Rudi Lins, Gerard Larrousse), 3rd at the Nürburgring 1000 (Elford, Kurt Ahrens, Jr.). Sold to Richard Brostrom and raced for him including to a class win and 3rd overall at the Norisring Interserie race driven by Pedro Rodriguez. Next owned and raced extensively by Andre Wicky including five appearances at Le Mans. Restored to Targa Florio configuration eight years ago and surprisingly never damaged in its long racing career. Excellent paint and interior. Crisp gauges. The chassis and engine are similarly excellent and look track ready while showing some use including Monterey in 2015 and Rennsport in 2015 and 2018. – Reported bid to $670,000 at the New York Auto Salon and Sale in 2000, then $660,000 at Bonhams Quail Lodge in 2004, it was passed on the block in Bonhams 2005 Monaco sale with a reported high bid of $530,169 (Euros 420,000 at the time) but is stated in the Gooding catalog to have changed hands post-sale. Now restored to high standards, visually exciting and in excellent historic racing condition, it is an epic Porsche with rare flat-eight cylinder engine.
Lot # 45 1971 Nissan Skyline H/T 2000 GT-R Coupe; S/N KPGC10000641; Silver/Black; Estimate $225,000 – $275,000; Cosmetic restoration 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $160,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $179,200. – RHD. 1,989/160hp, 5-speed, SSR wheels, Clarion radio with Pioneer speakers. – Decent paint that appears to be a recent respray, the fender mirrors are pockmarked with chips, the bumpers and door handles have light pitting to the finish and the grille has pits and worn paint. The engine compartment is old and aged with some patina starting on exposed metal bits, the same story goes for the underbody. The seats appear to wear new upholstery but the seat belts are visibly aged as are the door arm rests. A basic cosmetic restoration with many details left to be addressed. – There were six Skylines in the Monterey auctions this year, an unprecedented number, and they brought prices as widely divergent as their specifications and ages. This H/T coupe is from the Skyline’s first “boxy” generation and is the oldest among the auction cars. Skylines are becoming almost commonplace and this result is representative of this car’s condition and preservation.
Lot # 47 2004 Ferrari Enzo Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFCZ56B000136089; Engine # 86710; Grigio Titanio/Black leather; Estimate $3,500,000 – $4,000,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $3,750,000 plus commission of 10.13%; Final Price $4,130,000. – 5,998/651hp, 6-speed AutoManual, carbon fiber interior trim, SF shields, black calipers, carbon discs, tools, manuals, Ferrari Classiche Red Book certified, Assembly number 56331. – Like new, <2,730 miles, three owners. One of six delivered in Grigio Titanio. – Ferraris were around every corner at Monterey in 2022 including F40s and F50s, yet this was the only Enzo. The bidders rose to the bait and chased the prize to this eye-opening result.
Lot # 50 1995 Ferrari F50 Roadster, Body by Pininfarina; S/N ZFFTG46A0S0104220; Red/Black leather, Red cloth inserts; Estimate $4,500,000 – $5,500,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $4,200,000 plus commission of 10.12%; Final Price $4,625,000. – 4,698/513hp, 6-speed, hardtop, luggage, Ferrari Classiche Red Book certified, tools, books. – Clean, tidy and barely used despite having some 6,200 miles. Owned at one point by boxer Mike Tyson. – “Iron Mike’s” ownership wouldn’t seem to add much to the value and provenance of this F50 but something did. It sold at RM’s Amelia Island auction in 2017 for $2,640,000, making this result nearly double in five years. It is, however, consistent with the exceptional results brought by Ferrari supercars at Monterey this week, which is more important.
Lot # 51 1962 Volkswagen Transporter (Van) Deluxe Microbus, 15-Window; S/N 918592; Engine # 0107049; Turquoise, Blue-White roof/Green vinyl piped in Teal; Estimate $140,000 – $180,000; Recent restoration 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $105,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $117,600. – 1600 engine, 4-speed, hub caps, narrow whitewalls, roof rack, the sunroof, roof and corner windows have been added to bring it to 21-window configuration. – Sold new in California. Lovely fresh paint. Mostly good gaps. Lovely interior. Freshly restored but not over the top. – It wouldn’t be a Gooding auction without a freshly restored, six-figure pastel Microbus. They don’t always sell for this much everywhere, but they do here, even one that’s gained a plethora of windows during restoration.
Lot # 52 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Series V Grand Sport Roadster, Body by Zagato; S/N 10814311; Engine # 10814311; Black/Red leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $2,700,000 – $3,200,000; Older restoration 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $2,500,000. – RHD. 1,752/85hp supercharged inline six, Memini carburetors, black wire wheels, Michelin Confort Bibendum tires, dual rear-mounted spares, folding windshield, Memini carburetor, Bosch headlights. – Reportedly raced in the Mille Miglia, finishing 13th in 1931 and 17th in 1932. Cosmetically restored in 2016 at Phil Reilly’s after earlier mechanical restoration there. Original body, replacement fenders and running boards. Excellent paint that is more recent than the chassis restoration. Bright chrome and unblemished upholstery. The engine compartment is bright and clean. There are no stone chips under the fenders. The chrome at the base of the radiator shell shows flaws and is starting to peel. The chassis has some chips on fasteners and moving parts. A wonderful Alfa with known history from new, thoroughly documented and marvelously preserved and maintained. – Offered here in 2000 before the most recent work and bid to $300,000. Back then it was described as having 110hp after work at Phil Reilly’s which will make it even more enjoyable to drive. With its period racing history it is eligible for just about everything and its condition complements its history. Still, the reported high bid was close enough to the pre-sale estimate that it deserved serious consideration.
Lot # 53 2019 Porsche 935 Re-imagination; S/N WP0ZZZ99ZKS199149; Black, Red, orange and pink stripes/Black; Estimate $1,000,000 – $1,400,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,325,000 plus commission of 10.38%; Final Price $1,462,500. – 3,800/700hp flat six, fuel injection, twin turbochargers, 7-speed dual clutch automanual, comes with a supply of spares including BBS wheels and track tires. – Number 49 of 77 built in 2019 to commemorate Porsche’s 70th anniversary. Based on a 911 GT2 RS. Not a re-creation or continuation but a Porsche-built reimagination with modern materials and technologies. No visible wear, appears to have been kept as a collector item from new. – This is the second of these 935 Re-imaginations seen at auction. The other one was sold by RM online in June 2020 for $1,501,896 (Euros 1,320,000, today’s result is Euros 1,456,800 all-in) in similar unused condition, all in all remarkably consistent for such an esoteric vehicle.
Lot # 54 2000 BMW M5 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N WBSDE9348YBZ94881; Dark Blue Metallic, /; Estimate $60,000 – $80,000; Unrestored original 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $66,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $73,920. – 4,941/394hp V-8, 6-speed, sunroof, rear shade, includes brochures and window sticker. – Represented as 18,926 miles and three owners from new. The hood has a few stone chips which have been filled, there is a scuff on the front of front bumper as well as the underside. The engine compartment is fully detailed and presents well, the underbody shows a little aging and corrosion on exposed metal parts. The interior shows little wear aside from some minor cracking on the driver seat. A very well-preserved M5 showing little use. – Thoughtfully preserved with modest mileage but with more flaws than might be expected for the 18,926 miles. This is a representative price with a modest premium for low miles.
Lot # 56 1986 Ford Probe IMSA GTP; S/N GTP8605; White “7-Eleven”, Blue/Black; Estimate $350,000 – $450,000; Competition car, original as-raced 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $200,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $224,000. – RHD. 129/650hp DOHC four, 5-speed, BBS modular centerlock wheels, Goodyear tires, updated Motec engine management. – Raced in the U.S. by Zakspeed, winner at the Laguna Seca 300 in 1986 driven by Klaus Ludwig and believed used by Lyn St. James to set a closed course record of 204.223 mph at Talladega along with 12 international records. Later owned by Tom Milner and Rene Herzog but results are not known. Cosmetically good and appears to be complete. No record of any service since its acquisition by William M. Wonder in 2005 and only driven once since then. William M. Wonder collection. – A relic from the glory days of turbocharging when 650hp from 2.1 litres was barely table stakes. Considering how little it’s been used or serviced it will cost a fortune to return it to track use and this is a lot to pay for a piece of garage art.
Lot # 57 1999 Ferrari 333 SP Prototype; S/N 025; Engine # 101; Red, “Lista”/Black vinyl; Estimate $4,500,000 – $5,500,000; Competition car, original as-raced 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $3,750,000. – RHD. 3,997/650hp, fuel injection, sequential 5-speed, modular alloy wheels, driver’s seat only. – Three owners from new, originally raced by Doran-Lista, winner at Lime Rock, Homestead and Road America, 8th at Daytona 24, 5th at Sebring 12. Re-engined for a time with a Judd V-10, now restored by Kevin Doran in ALMS configuration with a correct Ferrari V-12. Limited private test time since and in clean, as-raced condition. William M. Wonder Collection. – Ferrari’s last prototype sports car, based upon the 641 Formula 1 with a full envelope body. Seemingly ubiquitous in sports prototype racing in the late 90’s, often driven by Freddy Leinhard in “Lista” livery, it is a rare opportunity even to see one these days, which makes putting a “market” tag on one like this very difficult. At values like this there are many historic, more analog, simpler Ferrari sports racing cars from earlier times from which to choose.
Lot # 58 1985 March 85G IMSA GTP; S/N 85G4; Red “Budweiser”/Black vinyl; Estimate $250,000 – $350,000; Competition car, original as-raced 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $230,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $257,600. – RHD. 367/588hp Kinsler fuel injected Chevrolet, 5-speed transaxle, BBS vented alloy centerlock wheels, Goodyear tires, spares package, spare nose. – Raced from new by Neil DeAtley with various drivers from 1985-1987 with a pathetic record of seven starts and six DNFs. Some subsequent historic racing use. Sound paint and interior. Orderly but probably not race-ready. William M. Wonder collection. – A potentially good historic racer, but with consistently unfulfilled potential throughout its life and bought surprisingly generously considering it has little in the way of successful race history.
Lot # 59 1972 AAR Gurney Eagle Indy Car; S/N 7211; Red “Falcon Special “/Black vinyl; Estimate $250,000 – $350,000; Competition car, original as-raced 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $100,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $112,000. – 255/450hp Ford 4-cam V8, Lucas FI, 4-speed transaxle, gold centerlock alloy wheels, Avon tires. – Originally owned by Lindsey Hopkins and raced by Mel Kenyon with no significant results. Upgraded to the Ford V8 in 1973, later converted to the present Lucas FI and gasoline fuel. Sound cosmetic and mechanical condition. William M. Wonder collection. – A car of little interest except as a product of Dan Gurney’s All American Racers and bought here for a “no particular interest” car for a price that will be valuable for a track day mount or field-filler for more significant events.
Lot # 60 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe; S/N 1980405500784; Engine # 1989805500615; Silver/Blue leather; Estimate $2,000,000 – $2,500,000; Older restoration 3- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,850,000 plus commission of 10.27%; Final Price $2,040,000. – 2,996/260hp NSL inline six, 4-speed, Rudge centerlock alloy wheels, belly pans, Becker Europa II radio, hinged steering wheel. – Good aged repaint and body showing no notable damage or deterioration, the headlight bezels have some pitting, the side trim is dull and pitting and the windshield trim has some scrapes and gouging. The engine compartment is noticeably aged and the underbody shows noticeable use, auction notice discloses the car will need brake and shifter work to be roadworthy. The chrome grab handle on the driver side is peeling, the gauges are aged and dull although the seats do not show significant wear. An old restoration that needs plenty of attention to be show worthy. William M. Wonder collection. – This is a neglected old Gullwing but has been preserved with its many factory performance options and has never been subjected more intrusive attention than a repaint, new upholstery and mechanical attention. That earned it a superior price here at the Pebble Beach auction despite its age and lack of attention in recent years. It is expensive but it also is a rare Gullwing variant.
Lot # 61 1990 Spice SE90P IMSA GTP; S/N SE90P009; Purple/Black; Estimate $400,000 – $500,000; Competition car, original as-raced 3 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $260,000. – RHD. 367/800hp Pontiac-branded Chevy, Motec FI, 5-speed transaxle, BBS modular centerlock wheels. Goodyear tires, spares package. – Bought new by John Hotchkis, Sr. (purveyor of suspension parts) and raced in IMSA from 1990-1992. Nine top ten finishes with a best of 6th. Ugly paint job in an unattractive color that needs its original Wynn’s branding to make it relevant. William M. Wonder collection. – This is a tired car with an Earl Scheib paint job and no racing success of any note. If there was money anywhere on the Monterey Peninsula at this amount for this unsuccessful Spice it should have been taken with everlasting gratitude.
Lot # 65 1971 Chevron B19 Sports Racer; S/N DBE1925; Red, White “Canon”/Black; Estimate $175,000 – $225,000; Competition car, original as-raced 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $90,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $100,800. – RHD. 1,975/290hp Cosworth BDG 4-cylinder, Lucas fuel injection, Hewland FT200 5-speed transaxle, spare bodywork, wheels and tires, gears and other components. – One hour on the Slade-rebuilt BDG. No early history but owned and frequently raced by Ed Swart in Europe 1989-1995 with five class wins, then in the U.S. until 2021 including two 2-litre class wins at Daytona. Chassis replaced in 1991. Orderly chassis but used bodywork with a quick repaint. Air jack fitting zip tied to the rollbar. Not encouraging. Ed Swart collection. – With a long and reasonably successful 2-litre racing history, last raced last year and ready for more, this is a good on-track experience bought for a curiously low price in an auction probably paying more attention to legendary cars than to competitive 2-litre sports prototypes. The buyer who was aware of its potential did well.
Lot # 67 2019 Ford GT Coupe; S/N 2FAGP9CWXKH200192; Liquid Blue, Frozen White stripes/Black; Estimate $900,000 – $1,100,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Post-block sale at $831,818 plus commission of 10.60%; Final Price $920,000. – 3,497/647hp, twin turbos, 7-speed automanual. – One owner, 36 miles from new, in unused condition. – Something of a bargain at this price as the first-mover advantage premium paid by enthusiasts who couldn’t get on Ford’s initial customer list for the GT paid premiums to bask in the limelight. This is the lowest price seen at auction since the GT’s began to hit the secondary market and presages further declines and similar GTs move on to their second or third owners.
Lot # 68 1933 Packard Twelve-Series 1005 Coupe Roadster; S/N 63941; Engine # 901376; Red/Tan; Estimate $400,000 – $500,000; Older restoration 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $270,000. – 473/160hp V-12, 3-speed, chrome wire wheels, wide whitewalls, side mounted spares with mirrors, updated with hydraulic brakes. – Overall paint finish is very good although the fresh air scoop has bubbles and imperfections. The door handles have scratches and wear. The engine presents well but shows some age. The seat has some wrinkles and the spark advance levers on the steering wheel are worn. A car that presents well from a distance but shows its age up close. – Restored years ago by Charlie Last and updated later with even later paint and an engine rebuild in 2012. New interior and top after 2015. A quality Packard that has never apparently fallen into disrepair or disrepute. It’s hard to understand Gooding’s estimate range except as an homage to the restorers and owners who have preserved this Packard Twelve, but the reported high bid is probably as far off of reality in the other direction.
Lot # 104 1977 Ferrari 308 GTB Coupe, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N F106AB21127; Engine # F106A02225; Oro Chiaro Metallizzato/Black leather; Estimate $120,000 – $140,000; Unrestored original 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $100,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $112,000. – 2,927/240hp, 5-speed, Campagnolo wheels, Goodyear Eagle T/R tires, power windows, air conditioning, original cassette, books, spare. – Showing 15,102 miles. The paint looks rather good but surprisingly the rest of the car doesn’t look like it was carefully stored or regularly given attention. The wheels are aged and nicked in a few places, and although the tires have had a heap of shine put on them, there’s no hiding the cracks in the sidewalls. The underbody looks oxidized, and both the interior leather and the steering wheel rim are dry and cracked. An early 308 in a rare color and with low mileage, but there are better ones out there. – Better 308s in Monterey included Lot 176 in this auction, a Fly Yellow Vetroresina (fiberglass) 308, which brought $224,000. That said, this 308 got a healthy price for a steel car thanks to its low odometer reading and its color which, while not the prettiest, is at least rare and stands out for not being red.
Lot # 105 1973 BMW 2002 Targa, Body by Baur; S/N 2796082; Taiga Green Metallic/Black vinyl; Black top; Estimate $55,000 – $65,000; Recent restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $60,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $67,200. – 1,990/100hp, 4-speed, hub caps, Atlas tires. – One of 2,317 2002 Baur Targas built. Restored by BMW specialists in the Netherlands, finished in 2017. There are some light scratches in the side glass and on the window frames, and one of the small caps on the front bumper is missing. Otherwise has fresh, attractive paint, brightwork, interior and underbody. – The 2002’s three-box design is automotive simplicity at its best, but lopping off that middle box to make this targa conversion throws the proportions off and makes the car look almost like a pickup in profile. Regardless, the targas converted by Stuttgart coachbuilder Baur offer nearly open-air motoring (the soft rear window folds down) and are coveted by BMW folks. Gooding sold another Baur 2002 in Amelia Island two years ago for $38,080, but this one is in much better, fresher condition than that one was and the market for interesting vintage BMWs is stronger as well, hence this price. It’s roughly twice what a regular 2002 in this condition could expect to bring.
Lot # 112 1956 Porsche 356A European Cabriolet, Body by Reutter; S/N 61064; Engine # 60401; Aquamarine Blue/Red; Tan top; Estimate $350,000 – $500,000; Older restoration 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $390,000 plus commission of 11.28%; Final Price $434,000. – 1,582/60hp, 4-speed, hub caps, boot cover, original radio, tool kit, Kardex and CoA. – Rare “European” model, built only for a brief period in early 1956 for, ironically, the American market. This one sold new in California and spent most of its life there, then was restored in the mid-2010s. It is represented as a four-owner car and is still gorgeous and showable. An unfortunate chip on the passenger’s door and a non-original (but correct and rebuilt) transaxle are the only flaws to speak of. – If the 356 “Continental” is an obscure bit of Porsche history, then the 356 “European” is real anorak stuff. In 1955, Porsche slapped a Continental badge on a batch of 356 coupes and convertibles, with “Continental” implying the sophistication of a car from Europe and, by extension, the person who buys one. Ford, however, had other ideas and proved quite protective of the word Continental. Lawyers got involved, and Porsche backed down from the behemoth from Dearborn, leaving the Continental as a one-year only model. Problem was that there were cars left to be sold that had pre-drilled fenders, so Porsche affixed “European” badges instead. According to Gooding there are only seven 356 European Cabriolets listed in an online registry for the model. Porsche people love the little details that set their car apart from other P-cars, and have proven time and again their willingness to pay up for those details. Here is yet another one, as those little badges amount to a six-figure premium.
Lot # 114 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 08325; Engine # 08325; Blue/Heather leather; Estimate $450,000 – $550,000; Older restoration 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $520,000 plus commission of 10.96%; Final Price $577,000. – 3,967/300hp, 5-speed, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Pirelli Cinturato HS tires, Becker Europa II AM-FM, power windows, owner’s manuals, tool kit, build sheet copy documented. – Very good clearcoat paint, bright chrome, lightly stretched upholstery. Restored like new at a documented cost of over $300,000 with modest subsequent use. – This is a beautifully restored, nearly pristine car. It also is fabulously expensive. It must be the best 330 GT 2+2 in the world, but that is no reason to pay hundreds of thousands more than any rational estimate of its value.
Lot # 119 1959 MG MGA Twin Cam Roadster; S/N YD31275; White/Red leather; Estimate $80,000 – $110,000; Older restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $150,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $168,000. – 1,588/108hp, 4-speed, Dunlop centerlock wheels, Dunlop tires, Moto-Lita woodrim steering wheel, wood shift knob, heater, dual mirrors, tonneau cover, wind wings, tools. – Restored in 2016 in original colors. Good paint aside from a few blemishes around the headlights and taillights. Still looks fresh and tidy underneath. Very good interior with almost no wear to the leather. A handsome Twin Cam in good colors, carefully stored and seldom driven since it was redone. – Value-wise, the once-maligned but now sought-after MGA Twin Cam exists on a different plane than the common, everyman pushrod ‘A. But this is still an outrageous amount of money. It would still be expensive even if the car was perfect, and it’s not. For reference, Mecum’s Twin Cam got bid to $80k. This one isn’t much cleaner, but two folks just had to have it for some reason. Only one MGA has sold for more money, and that was a Works Team Sebring car. This is an over-the-top result from people who have too much money and too little knowledge.
Lot # 121 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina; S/N ZFF70RCA6B0175526; Grigio Ferro, Black stripe/Grey, Black Alcantara; Estimate $650,000 – $750,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $850,000 plus commission of 10.59%; Final Price $940,000. – 5,999/661hp, 6-speed AutoManual, SF shields, black alloy wheels, red calipers, Michelin tires, window sticker documented, Ferrari Classiche Red Book certified, service records, books – Aside from a tiny chip on the front of the hood, pristine. 1,550 miles from new. – By objective standards this is a generous result but by the standards of this week in Monterey it is what the market will bear, with value curves being reset nearly across the board on recent super high performance late model cars.
Lot # 126 1966 Ferrari 275 GTS Spider, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 08621; Engine # 08621; Black/White leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $1,700,000 – $2,000,000; Visually maintained, largely original 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,600,000 plus commission of 10.31%; Final Price $1,765,000. – 3,286/260hp, 5-speed, centerlock alloy wheels, Michelin XWX tires, Marchal headlights, alternator. – Chipped old paint. Slightly worn upholstery, good gauges. Unrestored engine compartment and chassis. Decent chrome. Largely original and impressively maintained by a few owners, a 2018 Cavallino Preservation class winner. – Sold at the Rick Cole Monterey auction in 2014 for $1,980,000, then by Gooding at Pebble Beach in 2017 for $1,700,000. This is a choice Ferrari but its value is going nowhere, a disappointing oversight by today’s collectors.
Lot # 128 1952 Allard K2 Roadster; S/N 91K3017; Deep Blue/Blue; Blue top; Estimate $100,000 – $130,000; Older restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $100,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $112,000. – 331/180hp Chrysler Hemi, newer Muncie 4-speed, side exhaust, Jaguar rear hubs, painted wire wheels, Excelsior tires, engine-turned dash, Smiths gauges. Original Ford 3-speed included in the sale. – One of 119 built and 18 exported to the US. Originally finished in ivory over black. Restored about 30 years ago and showing some age on the bumpers as well as a small scrape near the driver’s door and a long crack below the passenger’s door, but overall an impressively maintained presentation. The driver’s seat is flat and wrinkled but the interior is mostly in good shape, and the car is tidy and maintained underneath. A rare full-fendered Allard with the hottest engine available in these Anglo-American hybrids. And that engine is a selling point, as K-Series Allards are more often seen with Ford or Mercury flatheads. – Famous for their simple mix of lightweight British roadster plus big American V8, Allards can nevertheless be a handful to drive and their styling is something of an acquired taste. They’re famous and respected, but the market for them is limited and that has kept prices for them relatively stable, more dependent on race history and originality than wider market trends. This one sold for $137,500 at RM Monterey in 2016, and this price for it in 2022 is also perfectly reasonable with just over 400 more miles on the odometer today than it had then, reflecting more age and miles on the restoration while still getting a healthy premium for the Hemi stuffed in between those bosomy fenders. This is third of the present value of a more recognized J2X but has all the performance.
Lot # 131 2003 BMW Z8 Roadster; S/N WBAEJ13473AH62120; Black, Black hardtop/Black; Black top; Estimate $450,000 – $550,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $400,000. – 4,941/394hp V8, 6-speed, includes books, tools, hardtop and accessories. – 193 original miles, no notable wear or signs of use. A like new car. – Sold by RM at San Diego from the collection of Glen Konkle in 2010 for $143,000, then by Gooding here at Pebble Beach in 2017 for $440,000. Nothing apparently has changed in five years for Z8 values, if this no-sale result is a guide, which it should be.
Lot # 133 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica S1 Coupe Aerodinamico, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 2809SA; Engine # 2809SA; Nero Tropicale/Tobacco leather; Estimate $4,000,000 – $5,000,000; Unrestored original 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $5,450,000 plus commission of 10.09%; Final Price $6,000,000. – 3,967/320hp, overdrive 4-speed, Blaupunkt multiband radio, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Cinturato tires, covered headlights, Marchal headlights, partial rear wheel skirts, headrest seats, tools, jack, Ferrari Classiche Red Book certified. – Surface cracked original upholstery and interior trim. Good original paint with small cracks at stress points. Clean chassis with old undercoat. 24,846 km and remarkably preserved. First owned by Scuderia Serenissima principal Count Giovanni Volpi and never allowed to fall into disrepute despite a long series of owners.. – One of just seven short wheelbase, covered headlight Coupe Aerodinamicos built and the only one bodied in aluminum, it is beautiful from every angle, the epitome of aerodynamic design in the early Sixties. It topped Gooding’s pre-sale high estimate and it is impossible to argue with the Pebble Beach Auction bidders’ enthusiasm for it.
Lot # 135 1961 Jaguar XKE SI flat floor Fixed Head Coupe; S/N 885018; Engine # R1447-9; Opalescent Gunmetal/Red leather; Estimate $600,000 – $700,000; Recent restoration 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $570,000 plus commission of 10.88%; Final Price $632,000. – 3,781/265hp, 4-speed, flat floor, welded louvers, outside bonnet latches, chrome wire wheels, Dunlop Road Speed tires, – Represented as the matching numbers drivetrain, original colors. Aged, cracked rear hatch seal. Show polished engine compartment. Good upholstery with one scrape on the driver’s seat back. Restored and maintained to a high standard and showing only 30 miles on its odometer. A 100pt JCNA judged car in 2018-19 and still exceptional. – It’s time to make this observation again: When the XKE (or E-Type for Brits and Europeans) burst upon the scene at Geneva in 1961 it was the fixed head coupe that made the first impression. The first roadster arrived in Geneva a few days later, but the thunder had been stolen by the coupe. Sleek, balanced, svelte and sublime, the XKE Coupe was what broke onto the world in March 1961. An early flat floor, welded hood louver, outside bonnet latch XKE coupe with a meticulous restoration to 100pt standards and still outstanding. It was sold here three years ago in 2019 for $626,500 and brought essentially the same price today which is determinative even if it is as extravagant as the restoration.
Lot # 137 1959 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder, Body by Wendler; S/N 718024; White, Black stripes/Beige; Estimate $4,500,000 – $5,500,000; Competition restoration 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $3,900,000. – 1,498/160hp DOHC flat four, twin Weber 46IDA3 carburetors, 5-speed, silver alloy rim wheels, Continental tires, Marchal headlights and fog lights, wraparound Plexiglas windscreen, driver’s head fairing. – Sold new to Ed Hugus (who would soon be Shelby’s East Coast Cobra distributor). Raced at Le Mans in 1959 by Hugus/Ernie Erickson then in the U.S. with no significant results from various driver. Restored in 2021 with much of the original bodywork but a replacement 547/3 engine. Excellent exterior paint aside from some chips on hinges and moving panel fasteners. The chassis and engine compartment are like new, not even stone chips in the wheel wells.. – Sold here in 2018 before restoration for $3,740,000 which makes the seller’s decision to take it home after this reported bid fully understandable. It is a marvelous Porsche Spyder.
Lot # 142 1931 Bentley 8 Liter Sports Tourer, Body by Vanden Plas; S/N YR5095; Engine # YR5905; Birch, Battleship Grey/Light Grey leather; Grey cloth top; Estimate $7,000,000 – $9,000,000; Concours restoration 1 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $5,950,000. – RHD. 7,982/220hp SOHC six, two SU carburetors, 4-speed, grey wire wheels, Michelin tires, rear-mounted spare, folding windshield, Lucas headlights and dip beam light, Grebel pedestal spotlight, fitted luggage, tools, instruction manual. – Short wheelbase chassis, built to order for Bentley Motors chairman Woolf Barnato. Later long owned by Reggie Presland. Restored 2005-09 for Peter Livanos, first in class at Pebble Beach in 2009. Original throughout and a joy to view. Excellent paint, upholstery, chrome, gauges and interior woodwork. A spectacular car restored to and still in concours condition. – Alas, not sold. Under the circumstances $6 million might have broken the logjam and it wouldn’t have been expensive, just realistically priced, at that level or close to it.
Lot # 144 1955 Jaguar D-Type Continuation Roadster; S/N XKD811; Engine # E70309W; Black/Brown leather; Estimate $1,200,000 – $1,500,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $1,075,000. – RHD. 3,442/250hp, triple 45DCOE3 Webers, synchromesh 4-speed, Dunlop alloy wheels, Dunlop Racing tires, woodrim steering wheel, Racetech harnesses, long nose body. – One of 25 Continuation D-Types. Displayed since it was acquired and still looks new, because it is. – The third of Jaguar Classic’s Continuation series, these new D-Types “completed” the original car’s production run with 25 units on top of the original’s 75. The most common (if you can call 25 cars “common”) of the Continuation Jags, the D also sold out quickly despite a seven-figure price tag and the limited opportunities for use (many top-level racing events will turn them away). Just one has come to auction before, in 2020, and it brought $1.325M. With fees added, the reported high bid would have put this car close enough to that amount, and it should have been considered. Just one of the three Jaguar Continuation cars offered at Pebble Beach this year sold successfully, which is a bit surprising. If a C-Type Continuation had been there to complete the set, maybe it would have excited bidders more.
Lot # 145 1957 Jaguar XKSS Continuation Roadster; S/N XKSS77723; Engine # E70169; Black/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $1,500,000 – $2,000,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,400,000 plus commission of 10.36%; Final Price $1,545,000. – RHD. 3,442/262hp, triple 45DCOE3 Webers, synchromesh 4-speed, chromed centerlock alloy Dunlop wheels, Dunlop Racing tires, Willans harnesses, luggage rack, black cloth boot cover, woodrim steering wheel. – 71 miles. Looks like it just rolled out of Browns Lane. A brand-new, 75-year-old car. – After original Jaguar racers stretched into the millions of dollars, a cottage industry of copycat cars followed. Some of them are commendably faithful recreations, sometimes arguably better set up than the originals, but of course lack the history that makes those original so valuable. Jaguar itself then got into the re-creation game in 2014, with Jaguar Classic “completing” the missing six Lightweight E-Type chassis from the ’60s. An XKSS continuation followed in 2016, with Jaguar Classic finishing the remaining nine out of the 25-car run from the ’50s, faithfully recreating them by hand using the same methods as their predecessors. All nine sold out quickly for about $1.5M apiece. despite the question of what you’re actually supposed to do with an XKSS Continuation. It’s not a race car, and even if it was many organizations wouldn’t let it onto the track. Since it’s technically a new car built from 1950s plans, it doesn’t follow modern emissions/safety regs so registering it for the road ranges from difficult to impossible. But that apparently matters little to the people interested in buying one. The first one to hit an auction block came in late 2020, and brought $1.985M, while this one brought around what it cost new. Both sensible numbers, as any of the original 16 XKSSs is an eight-figure car these days. This was also the only one of the three Continuation Jags on offer in Pebble Beach that sold, as both the E-Type Lightweight Continuation and D-Type Continuation went back home at high bids of $1.05M and $1.075M. An XKSS is not any ordinary car. It’s not even a history-laded C- or D-Type. It is sui generis, particularly with its tall windshield and cloth top and luggage rack cluttering up the rear deck. There’s a reason why this Jag Continuation sold and the other two didn’t.
Lot # 146 1963 Jaguar XKE Lightweight Continuation Coupe; S/N S850670; Engine # RA8001-10S; Grey, White nose/Red leather; Estimate $1,200,000 – $1,500,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $1,050,000. – RHD. 3,781/300hp, triple Weber 45DCOE carburetors, synchro 4-speed, all-alloy engine, hardtop, Dunlop alloy wheels, Dunlop Racing tires, Willans harnesses, Moto-Lita woodrim steering wheel, outside fuel filler – Served as Jaguar’s Press Car, then retrofitted with Webers and rebuilt before being sold. 823 miles but they weren’t hard ones. Still looks like a new, nearly 60-year-old race car. – The Lightweight E was first of Jaguar Classic’s series of continuation cars that also includes XKSS, D-Type, and C-Type. Just seven were built using the same techniques and materials from the ’60s and all sold out immediately. This one was offered from its original owner, who apparently didn’t use it after paying a seven-figure sum to Jaguar Classic, but another one (S851001) has appeared at auction before, first selling for $1.71M in 2020 and again for $1.05M last year. The reported high bid here may not have offered a good ROI, but it was a fair offer for the car in question and could have been taken.
Lot # 148 1955 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback, Body by HJ Mulliner; S/N BC22LD; Engine # BCD21; Maroon/Putty leather; Estimate $1,800,000 – $2,500,000; Unrestored original 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $1,500,000. – LHD. 4,887/172hp, center floor shift 4-speed, wheel covers, Avon tires, Lucas driving lights, original pushbutton radio, books and tools. – Unrestored and fully known ownership history. Originally supplied as a bare chassis to Franay in France, but since Franay was about to shut down it went back to HJ Mulliner for standard bodywork. Today, the mostly original paint is holding up very well with just light scratching and general fading. It isn’t coming up anywhere. The leather shows significant wear but it’s still soft and not cracking anywhere, while the wood looks a little too clean to be original. Far too well-preserved to do anything but show and drive as-is. – Yes, $1.5M is a lot of money, but for an R-Type Continental that has all the right stuff (originality, left-hand drive, center shift manual) it’s realistic to expect more. It’s entirely fair to expect something in Gooding’s presale estimate range and while it was surely disappointing to miss out in a week when seven-figure cars generally did very well, seller can’t be blamed for holding out.
Lot # 149 1994 Bugatti EB110 SS Coupe; S/N ZA9BB02E0RCD39012; Engine # 086; Grigio Chiaro Metallizzato/Black leather; Estimate $3,000,000 – $3,500,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,875,000 plus commission of 10.17%; Final Price $3,167,500. – 3499/603hp quad-turbo V12, BBS wheels, Michelin Pilot Sx tires, Ansa exhaust, cassette, books, tools, accessories. – One of 30 regular production Super Sport models and showing just 991 km (616 miles). Sold new in Germany, then spent some time in Japan before coming back to Europe. Serviced in Italy in 2019. There is a small scratch on the rear bumper, but otherwise the car is flawless and is likely one of the lowest mile EB110s of any type around let alone a Super Sport. – Analog exotics from the 1980s and ’90s were the talk of the town in Monterey this year. They were last year, too, but in 2022 prices were remarkably even stronger. This Bugatti was one of several record-breakers, eclipsing every other EB110 ever sold at auction as well as the Euros 2,030,000 (about $2.31M at the time) the same car sold for in Paris in 2019. All the kilometers (<600 miles) must have been put on my transport drivers.
Lot # 150 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Coupe; S/N WP0AC29997S792463; Black, Orange mirrors, wheels and graphics/Black leather, Alcantara inserts; Estimate $250,000 – $300,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $300,000 plus commission of 11.67%; Final Price $335,000. – 3600/415hp, 6-speed manual, carbon ceramic brakes, bi-xenon headlights, Sport Chrono Package Plus, Carbon Interior Package original window sticker, books, tools, tire inflator, Carfax and service history. – There are a handful of tiny chips on the front bumper, the remainder of the body is excellent and the rest of the car indicates little use. Just 2,236 miles. – Buy it, drive it around the block a few times and then park it in the garage. This isn’t a car, and certainly not a Porsche that demands to be driven, it is bragging rights. At this price the new owner can brag about the generous price paid, too.
Lot # 151 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 Coupe; S/N WP0AC29957S792766; Orange, Black graphics/Black; Estimate $250,000 – $300,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $320,000 plus commission of 11.56%; Final Price $357,000. – 3,596/415hp, 6-speed, carbon ceramic brakes, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, bi-xenon headlights, Sport Chrono Package Plus, window sticker, sales invoice, books, tools, keys, service invoices. – 1,521 original miles, no noticeable wear. A like new car. – Late model performance Porsches proliferate at auctions these days. It takes a Porschephile to understand the differences and we shall assume they were here today for this over high estimate result.
Lot # 156 1949 Jaguar XK 120 Alloy Roadster; S/N 670019; Engine # W1025-8; Ice Blue/Two-tone Blue leather; Blue cloth top; Estimate $250,000 – $300,000; Recent restoration 3 condition; Reserve; Hammered Sold at $230,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $257,600. – 3,442/160hp, 4-speed, steel wheels, hubcaps, trim rings, spats, fender mirrors, Lucas headlights, fog lights. – Restored in Germany in the 90’s and still with excellent paint, bright chrome, nearly untouched leather. Clean underbody. Restored like new with better paint but a saleroom notice says “the brakes may require servicing before use”. Tony Vincent estate collection. – Sold for $275,000 here in 2010 and still exceptional, the modest decline in transactional value isn’t meaningful, but the passage of a dozen years and the defective brakes are. This a realistic result and a sound value for an alloy XK 120.
Lot # 159 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Sport Cabriolet A, Body by Sindelfingen; S/N 154084; Engine # 154084; Black/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $1,750,000 – $2,000,000; Recent restoration 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,800,000 plus commission of 10.18%; Final Price $3,085,000. – 5,401/180hp, supercharged inline 8, 4-speed, chrome wire wheels, Dunlop Sport blackwall tires, rear-mounted spares, outside exhaust headpipes, Bosch headlights and dip beam light, dual spotlights, radiator stoneguard, factory build sheet documented. – Restored in Germany in the late 90’s then brought to concours standards for Ray Scherr by Scott Grundfor, taking a class third but also the Road & Track award at Pebble Beach. Superb paint and panel fits. Brilliant chrome. Nearly unused upholstery, tight-fitting top. Bright, crisp gauges in a mother-of-pearl instrument panel. Restored like new without being unusable. – Sold at Christie’s Pebble Beach in 2001 for $1,051,00, at RM Monterey in 2002 for $946,000 and at Gooding Pebble Beach in 2010 for $2,145,000. This has always been a valuable, cherished, charismatic car, as its auction history shows, but never as contested as it was here at Gooding Pebble Beach in 2022. Its aged restoration(s) are excellent and the Sindelfingen body is superb, if not a Special Roadster. This is a generous price for it.
Lot # 162 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial S1 Spider, Body by Pinin Farina; S/N 0430MD; Engine # 0464MD; Red/Natural leather; Estimate $2,500,000 – $3,000,000; Competition restoration 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,900,000 plus commission of 10.26%; Final Price $2,095,000. – RHD. 1,984/160hp twin cam four, Weber 40DCOA3 carburetors, 4-speed de Dion transaxle, silver painted Borrani wire wheels, Michelin tires, full width Plexiglas windscreen, woodrim steering wheel, driver’s rollbar, covered halogen headlights, metal passenger’s tonneau cover. – Winner of the 1,000 km Monza Supercortemaggiore in 1954 with a 735 engine driven by Umberto Maglioli and Mike Hawthorn. Sold to the U.S. with a 2-litre engine. Raced for Mike Garber by Gaston Andrey to the 1957 SCCA E/Mod championship and later by Charlie Kolb, The current engine 0464MD is from an ex-Porfirio Rubirosa 500 Mondial. Sound but chipped and cracked old repaint, static displayed since the mid 00’s and in need of recommissioning. Good upholstery. Orderly but track used and aged. – In the mid-Fifties Enzo Ferrari realized that torquey little British four-cylinder engines were challenging his high-revving small displacement V-12s and engaged Aurelio Lampredi to design something that would be competitive. Lampredi delivered with the 2-litre 500 Mondial and others up to, and even beyond, 3-litres. Coupled with good-handling de Dion rear axle chassis, they were uniformly successful. Stored for a long time this 500 Mondial needs straightforward recommissioning but when done will be a contender wherever it appears and is a solid value at this price.
Lot # 163 1988 Aston Martin V8 Volante; S/N SCFCV81C7JTL15644; Engine # V5855644LFA; Dark Grey/Tan leather; Black top; Estimate $550,000 – $700,000; Modified restoration 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $415,000 plus commission of 11.20%; Final Price $461,500. – 7.0/440hp, automatic, fog lights, boot cover, power windows, air conditioning, Becker radio, black spoke Nardi woodrim steering wheel. – US delivery. Restored by specialist RS Williams at a reported cost of ú260,000, including 7.0-liter engine upgrade. Finished in 2009 but still looks fresh and gorgeous, and of course very fast. – Fast, like a 5.0 Litre Mustang, that is. An exclusive and handsome convertible with bolstered power from the 7-litre R.S. Williams conversion but still likely to be dusted off and put away by a stock Mustang which could be bought for less than the price of rebuilding this Aston’s V-8. The price here is realistic for the Aston’s style and exclusivity, but generous for its performance and the automatic gearbox.
Lot # 165 1995 Ferrari F512 M Coupe, Body by Pininfarina; S/N ZFFVG40A1S0102770; Rosso Corsa/Tan leather; Estimate $500,000 – $600,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $650,000 plus commission of 10.77%; Final Price $720,000. – 4,942/440hp, 5-speed, Speedline wheels, Michelin Pilot Sport tires, air conditioning, Classiche Red Book, books and tools. – One of 75 US market cars and just 501 built in total. Represented with 7,200 miles and looks like it. A gorgeous car that has been consistently maintained and shows no flaws. Prime example of the final evolution in the Testarossa family and finished in classic (if common) colors. – The F512 M is the last of the long-running, popular Testarossa series. The most developed and the rarest of the family with barely 500 built, it’s also the most valuable. Prices have already nearly tripled over the past decade, but this car is even further ahead of the curve. It also broke the world auction record for the model. A few hours later the black car over at RM Sotheby’s broke it again at $780,500, proving this is no outlier.
Lot # 169 1961 Maserati 5000 GT Indianapolis Coupe, Body by Allemano; S/N AM103014; Engine # AM103014; Montebello Grey/Red leather; Estimate $1,300,000 – $1,600,000; Older restoration 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $1,100,000. – 4,941/325hp 4-cam dual ignition V-8, Lucas fuel injection, ZF 4-speed, painted center, polished alloy rim wheels with hubcaps, Pirelli Cinturato tires, Nardi woodrim steering wheel. – Restored in the original colors in Italy for John Bookout in the early 00’s. Very good paint without chips or scratches. Barely creased upholstery. Bright chrome. The chassis is restored like new but was done a while ago and is aged and starting to surface rust. Doesn’t appear to have been used much, if at all, in recent years. – Acquired here in 2016 for $1,677,500, $1,525,000 hammer, the odometer has added only 14 miles since then. Maserati’s 5000 GT is one of the all-time great road cars, both rare and fast. The underhood display is wonderful to look at. In some cases the coachwork is singularly attractive (or idiosyncratic) but this Allemano Indianapolis is conservative and restrained. The consignor has well over the high bid here invested in this 5000 GT and chose to look for a more reasonable offer.
Lot # 170 1931 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix; S/N 51154; Engine # 17; Blue/Black leather; Estimate $2,750,000 – $3,250,000; Competition restoration 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $2,150,000. – RHD. 2,262/160hp supercharged inline eight, 4-speed, alloy wheels, Dunlop Racing tires, single aeroscreen, left side spare, radiator stoneguard, brake lights but no headlights. – Raced sparingly by Bugatti until 1934 then by Claude Bossu until 1936. Rebuilt by the next owner, Jean Delorme, mixing in parts from his other Type 51, 51149. Subsequent owners included Prince Bertil of Sweden, Tommy Lee, Bob Fergus and Ralph Lauren (for whom it was restored by Crosthwaite & Gardiner including a new body) until 2004. Subsequently historic raced including the Monaco GP Historique and Goodwood Revival. Cracked and peeling old paint with off color touchups. Sound but used driver’s seat. Shows age and use but also care and maintenance. – While the present condition of this twin cam Type 51 bears ample evidence of its historic competition in recent years it also substantiates the car’s history and potential. It will always be a desired entrant in significant events and deserves to be raced with verve. The amount offered for it here is not generous, but realistic for its condition and potential.
Lot # 175 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II, Body by Pinin Farina; S/N 2135GT; Engine # 2135GT; Silver-Blue, Silver-Blue hardtop/Brown leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $1,500,000 – $1,800,000; Recent restoration 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,450,000 plus commission of 10.34%; Final Price $1,600,000. – 2,953/240hp, overdrive 4-speed, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Cinturato HS tires, two tops, Marchal headlights and grille-mounted fog lights, tools, books, manuals, Ferrari Classiche Red Book certified. – Excellent paint, chrome and slightly stretched interior. Clear, bright gauges and instrument panel. The underbody is restored like new. Done right and not overdone, 2017 FCA Wayne Obry winner and impossible to fault. – This is a superior 250 GT that brought a superior, if somewhat optimistic, price.
Lot # 176 1976 Ferrari 308 GTB Coupe (fiberglass); S/N 18977; Engine # F106A02100070; Fly Yellow/Black leather; Estimate $250,000 – $300,000; Visually maintained, largely original 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $200,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $224,000. – 2,927/255hp, dry sump, 5-speed, Campagnolo wheels, Pirelli Cinturato tires, Momo leather-wrapped steering wheel, power windows, air conditioning, Blaupunkt radio. Comes with tools, brochure, press kit, service records. – Number 64 of 712 early fiberglass 308s. Formerly owned by Kirk F. White. Very good older repaint in Fly Yellow, but some black paint is coming off the edges of the window frames. Well-kept, lightly worn original upholstery. Tidy engine bay. A few blemishes on the wheels. A cool, usable Vetroresina 308 in an appropriately loud color. – Lighter than subsequent steel bodied 308 GTBs as well as benefitting from the tuning possibilities of the 4-carburetor dry sump engine, the vetroresina 308 GTBs are the best of the series. This example isn’t the best out there but it is more than good enough and is a good value at the price it brought here.
Lot # 178 1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL Coupe, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 11304210001336; Engine # 12798110000894; Silver/Tan leather; Estimate $1,000,000 -; Older restoration 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,100,000 plus commission of 10.45%; Final Price $1,215,000. – 2,308/170hp, automatic, hub caps and trim rings, Becker Mexico radio. – One-off penned by Tom Tjaarda for Pininfarina. Shown at the Paris and Torino Motor Shows, then sold to German press magnate Axel Springer. Since restored to concours standards. The restoration is older but the car is still gorgeous. There is light delaminating in the windshield and one of the gauges is a bit cloudy, but it’s otherwise a flawless Mercedes. As Pagodas go (and it’s not really a Pagoda with this bodywork, is it?), this is among the most desirable of them all. – Coachbuilt Benzes are not something you see every day. So seeing this and the one-off Pinin Farina Corvair offered next to it was a real treat, and walking around the car to see all the subtle differences and details was a real treat. Gooding’s estimate was “in excess of $1,000,000,” which is rapidly approaching 300SL money, but uniqueness is highly prized in the collector car world and the car handily exceeded that estimate. And how highly prized is this SL’s special one-off shape? For reference, a standard 230SL in this condition would be lucky to get a tenth of this price.
Lot # 179 1960 Chevrolet Corvair 700 Club Coupe, Body by Pinin Farina; S/N 00727W208072; Red/Cream leather; Estimate $300,000 – $500,000; Visually maintained, largely original 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $281,818 plus commission of 11.77%; Final Price $315,000. – 140/80hp, 4-speed, wire wheels with Chevrolet caps. – One-off penned by Tom Tjaarda at Pinin Farina for GM. Beautiful Italian style on top, but underneath it’s the same Corvair that so got under Ralph Nader’s skin, swing axle suspension and all. The headlight covers and some trim pieces are a little loose. The older paint and chrome mostly look good but there are some fine blisters on top of the right rear fender. There is also a large chip at the front of the driver’s door. The interior is good and showing light age. Despite an older restoration, this is still one of the most interesting and desirable Corvairs ever built, and almost certainly the prettiest. – Bid to $260,000 on the block and reported sold later with this result. Some of the design details developed on this Pinin Farina design study were echoed in subsequent GM cars including the second generation Corvair, marking its importance in design development. It is a singular piece of history and good to see it move on to a new home.
Lot # 180 1970 Iso Grifo S Targa, Body by Bertone; S/N GL020314; Engine # 1419 V0409HY; Deep Blue Metallic/Light Gray leather; Estimate $600,000 – $800,000; Older restoration 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $575,000 plus commission of 10.87%; Final Price $637,500. – 350/300hp Chevrolet V8, ZF 5-speed, Borrani wire wheels, BFG Comp T/A tires, power windows, air conditioning, Personal woodrim steering wheel, Veglia dash clock. – One of just 14 Series I Targas built. Originally metallic silver, then repainted in the 1980s and restored by a former Iso employee in the 2000s. Engine rebuilt in preparation for this sale. The paint and chrome have lost some luster but are still presentable. There are also a few scratches in the rear glass and on the rocker covers, and the rear window frame is discolored. Some dirt in the wheel spokes and the underbody. Mostly beautiful interior other than slightly flat seats and light discoloration on the light gray leather. A rare, older restored Italo-American hybrid that isn’t a fresh show car but has nothing to apologize for. – An honest car that doesn’t pretend to be anything it isn’t, nor to have suffered in the hands of its present owner. Reassuringly presented and with a fresh engine, it sold for a reasonable price.
Lot # 181 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM AMG Cabriolet; S/N WDB2094421T073449; Silver/Black leather, Grey Alcantara; Black top; Estimate $400,000 – $500,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $415,000 plus commission of 11.20%; Final Price $461,500. – 5,349/582hp supercharged V8, 5-speed automanual, wing, individual roll hoops, 3-piece AMG wheels, – There are some minor chips on the left fender flare and on the ground effects, the rear wing has some light scratches to the finish, the engine compartment is detailed well and the underbody is clean. The interior shows minimal wear. A very special AMG that has actually seen some use. – In the U.S. on a DOT Show or Display exemption, despite reportedly being Federalized. Lightly used and consistently maintained, it’s nearly unique in the U.S. making the amount it brought here substantially determinative of its perceived value.
Lot # 183 2008 Ferrari F430 Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFEW58A480159289; Nero Daytona/Black leather; Estimate $250,000 – $300,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $370,000 plus commission of 11.35%; Final Price $412,000. – 4,308/483hp, 6-speed, satin finish Challenge alloy wheels, Michelin tires, red calipers, carbon discs, SF shields, carbon rear grille, manual, car cover. – Lightly nose chipped, otherwise like new. Finished in Nero Daytona, a rich black with gold metalflake. Represented as less than 7,500 miles and hardly used. – Many Ferraris are touted as having the “all-important 6-speed” but in this case that representation is appropriate as only some 10% of F430s were so-equipped. The Gooding & Company bidders got the message and chased this F430 into the value stratosphere. Now, will the new owner be able to drive it?
Lot # 185 1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Sedanca de Ville, Body by Franay; S/N LWME58; Engine # W91E; Black, Burgundy/Tan leather; Estimate $140,000 – $180,000; Older restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $125,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $140,000. – 4,257/126hp F-head six, column shift 4-speed manual, wheel covers, Firestone blackwall tires, partial fender skirts, suicide front doors, three Marchal driving lights, division window, air conditioning, opera mirrors, modern speakers in the rear. – One of eight Silver Wraiths bodies by Franay. Built to order for Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, “For Use in France.” Came to the US in the 1970s and restored in 2003. There is some blistering in the chrome on the front bumper as well as a few light scratches in the paint, which shows general age. The panel gaps aren’t quite perfect. The leather is a bit aged, but the interior wood presents very well. – Offered by Kruse at Scottsdale in 1992 where it was reported bid to $100,000, then at Barrett-Jackson WestWorld in 1955 where the bid was $130,000. Subsequently received the present restoration which is holding up well. The rather modest performance of the Silver Wraith is ideal for use around town, which is apparently exactly with Onassis intended. It will still make an elegant statement and get pride of place from any valet parker.
Lot # 188 1961 Land Rover Series II 88 Wagon 4×4; S/N 144102617; Pastel Green, Ivory roof/Charcoal; Estimate $140,000 – $160,000; Recent restoration 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $90,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $100,800. – 2,286/77hp, 4-speed, 2-speed transfer case, Cooper Discoverer tires, roof rack, banjo steering wheel, winch, headlight and tail light stone guards. – Beautifully restored Series II with mostly straight body, lovely paint, fully redone chassis, and nearly all-new interior, an outstanding example with no apparent use and minimal restoration age. – A Land Cruiser with a similar correct restoration wouldn’t have been any more expensive than the amount brought by this meticulously restored and presented Land Rover 88. That makes this a very good value.