2022 was Gooding & Company’s best-ever Amelia Island auction, something that was not unforeseen after skipping 2021 entirely and settling for a modest 56 lot consignment of cars for a Geared Online sale at Scottsdale a few weeks earlier that brought in only $7 million.
It also continued Gooding’s heavily Porsche Amelia contingent. 34 of the 91 lots, 37%, were Porsches. The brought in a total of $21 million, 31.5% of the sale’s total changing hands. The Porsches featured a beautifully prepared and historic selection of 911-based competition cars from the collection of Lloyd Hawkins.
Also included was the Amelia auction week’s top sale, the 1937 Talbot-Lago T150 CSS Figoni & Falaschi teardrop coupe that sold for $13,425,000 including commission.
24 of the 91 lots sold brought hammer prices over Gooding’s pre-sale high estimates. Eighteen cars were bid to $1 million or more; seventeen of them sold for a total of $45,652,500 making up 68.6% of the auction’s total dollars.
It was Gooding’s highest-ever sale total at Amelia, surpassing the previous best at this venue of $60.2 million in 2016, a sale that also rode on the strength of the Porsche market with 18 lots from Jerry Seinfeld’s collection that brought a total of $21.1 million.
Here are the (impressive) numbers:
|Year||Cars Sold/ Offered||Sale %||Sold < Low Est||Sold > High Est||Average Sale||Median Sale||Total $|
|2021||No auction at this venue|
In 2020 there were 22 Porsches (24.7%] and in 2019 there were 33 Porsches (37.1%).
Lot # 1 1956 Porsche 356A 1600 Super Coupe, Body by Reutter; S/N 57011; Engine # 80345; Aquamarine Metallic/Gray leather; Estimate $100,000 – $130,000; Unrestored original 4- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $60,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $67,200. – 1,582/75hp, 4-speed, wheel covers, original Telefunken pushbutton radio. – Sold new in Germany but made its way to the US in the late 1950s. Presents like a barn find, but according to Gooding it has been mechanically recommissioned, used as an occasional driver and has its original engine.. There are rust holes in every major panel as well as peeled paint on more than 40 percent of the body, the interior is trashed and has a heavy musty smell. In need of a lot. – The Gooding bidders were not tempted into imagining what this Porsche could be when it’s restored, as they so often are. It is heavily discounted for the perforated panels, grungy engine and tattered upholstery and interior trim, as it should have been. At this price there is some prospect the car can be made presentable without throwing money into the fire, and the prospect of just driving it like it is as a preservation statement is intriguing. Imagine it on the Pebble Beach Tour.
Lot # 2 1959 Porsche 356A 1600 Super Convertible D, Body by Drauz; S/N 86277; Engine # 73900; Gray/Red; Estimate $140,000 – $180,000; Unrestored original 5 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $100,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $112,000. – 1,582/75hp, 4-speed, steel wheels with no covers. – Sold new in Texas and now in very bad condition after sitting for decades but represented as the original engine. The paint is faded to matte, and there is a large dent in the nose. The seats are not in the car, and neither are the door panels or window cranks. The engine compartment is filthy and may have had critters living in it. This car will need extensive restoration and require sourcing of many parts, something not for the faint of heart or wallet. – By far the more disreputable of Gooding’s two 356A Supers, and this one doesn’t even run, unlike the coupe sold just before it. The price it brought, even well below Gooding’s pre-sale low estimate, is generous and it will take many dollars and hours of free enthusiastic owner labor to realize its potential. It is expensive at this result, even for a Convertible D.
Lot # 3 1959 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider, Body by Touring; S/N AR1020400413; Engine # AR0020400383; Red/Black vinyl; Black cloth top; Estimate $80,000 – $110,000; Unrestored original 4- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $105,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $117,600. – 1,975/115hp, two Solex 2-barrel carburetors, 5-speed. – Represented as 12,278 miles from new. Dull, scratched old repaint. Green tarnished chrome. Dry, stiff upholstery. Solid body, even the right sill, but needs everything. – This is a project car worth $50,000 on its best day. It might be worth $175,000 when it is meticulously and accurately restored but it will take a six-figure investment to get it there. At the price paid here restoration is a fool’s errand and the low miles are meaningless.
Lot # 4 2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage S Coupe; S/N SCFEBBAK5DGC17704; Stratus White/Spicy Red leather; Estimate $90,000 – $120,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $95,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $106,400. – 4,735/420hp, 6-speed manual transaxle, Bridgestone Potenza tires, diamond turned alloy wheels, sport suspension, power windows, air conditioning. – Believed to be the only one in this color combination. Desirable later 4.7-liter car with the 6-speed stick. Just 954 miles and like-new cosmetically, although all that sitting probably isn’t the best thing for it. A collector-grade example. – It was an unusual down-market move for a fancy firm like Aston Martin, but the V8 Vantage was arguably the company’s best car in the 2000s. Credit the riveted and glued aluminum frame, throaty V-8, available 6-speed transaxle, and lovely looks that somehow managed to be classic and contemporary at the same time. Late-model Aston Martins tend to depreciate faster than almost any other car, but modern driver-focused stick shift cars have been climbing lately and the V8 Vantage hasn’t escaped the gaze of collectors. In more normal times back in 2019 this car sold in Monterey, with 740 miles on the clock, for $75,600. While $106,000 is still technically less than the car cost new, it’s a surprisingly high result.
Lot # 10 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe; S/N WP0AB2968LS450795; Velvet Red Metallic/Tan leather; Estimate $90,000 – $120,000; Unrestored original 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $90,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $100,800. – 3,600/247hp, 5-speed, special order paint, Cup wheels, yellow calipers, sunroof, body color seat belts, Porsche Sport Classic steering wheel, Porsche Classic radio. Comes with tools, spare, air compressor. – From the Rudy Mancinas collection. Showing 57,105 miles. There are lots of small rock chips on the nose, but the rest of the special order paint looks good. Older tires. Solid, well-kept interior. There is a tacked on “Rudyfied” badge on the tail. The next owner will likely want to pry that off immediately. This is a neat driver-quality 964 in an interesting color. Carrera 2s can command a slight premium over Carrera 4s like this, but it isn’t huge. – There were five ’90s Carrera 4s or 4Ss in this auction, showing various degrees of wear and finished in various colors from common to special order. They all sold well relative to their condition and two were even bid to well over their high estimates. Apparently, there is no such thing as too many Porsches in Gooding’s Amelia Island auction.
Lot # 11 2013 BMW M3 Lime Rock Park Edition Coupe; S/N WBSKG9C54DJ593287; Fire Orange/Black leather, cloth; Estimate $80,000 – $105,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $100,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $112,000. –,3999/414hp V-8, 7-speed paddle shift, Bridgestone Potenza tires, heated front seats, Inconel exhaust, 8-spoke dark grey alloy wheels, premium package accessories. – From the Rudy Mancinas collection. A like-new example of the 200 highly sought after Lime Rock Park Edition M3s. – BMW sold 200 examples of the Lime Rock Park Edition M3, all in Fire Orange, to the US market for 2013. More than just bright paint and a front splitter, the package takes the “Lime Rock Park” name to heart with a lower ride height, quicker steering ratio, and lighter exhaust system. Collectability of special edition cars typically comes down to rarity and any actual performance enhancements (rather than just stickers and plaques). These orange M3s have both, and have been called out as future collectibles among the BMW faithful for a while now. That this one sold for well over its roughly $70k original price suggests that the future is now.
Lot # 12 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe; S/N WP0AA2993VS323033; Ocean Jade Metallic/Black leather; Estimate $130,000 – $160,000; Unrestored original 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $185,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $207,200. – 3,601/282hp, 6-speed, body color wheels, yellow calipers, Pirelli P Zero tires, sunroof, chin spoiler, Turbo S front brake ducts, yellow seat belts. – From the Rudy Mancinas collection. Some tiny rock chips on the nose and behind the headlights. Large chip on the roof, a scuff on the sunroof, and a scratch on the tail. Scrape on the bottom of the rear bumper behind the right wheel. Significant wrinkling to the seats and some scratches on the aluminum shift knob, but mostly sound interior. The color is gorgeous enough and the specs are desirable enough to offset some of this car’s use. It’s very cool. – This is a ton of money for a C2S even in today’s market, and just shows how much of a difference a rare color can make in a room full of 911 freaks.
Lot # 13 1991 BMW 318is 2-Dr. Sedan; S/N WBAAF9317MEE74533; Silver/Gray cloth; Estimate $25,000 – $35,000; Visually maintained, largely original 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $42,500 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $47,600. – 1,796/134hp, 5-speed, 15-inch alloy wheels, Nitto tires, M-Technic 2 body kit, sunroof. – From the Rudy Mancinas collection. Euro spec car in static storage for many years until 2015, then brought back to operating condition and had its odometer replaced. Some chips and light scratches throughout but the finish is in solid shape. Good interior with lightly worn switchgear and seat belt buckles. Large chip out of the BMW badge on the tail. Estimated like the nicest 318is in the world but this car certainly isn’t perfect. E30 bros will be watching this one. – And many of those E30 bros have bought and sold used 318s for well under five-figures in the not very distant past. They’re probably just as confused about this extreme result as we are, and probably also a little more frustrated. It looks like more than it is with the body kit and rear wing. It may inspire respect pulling up to a stoplight, but its 134hp won’t back that up and this is an irrational result.
Lot # 16 1988 BMW M3 Coupe; S/N WBSAK0307J2197998; Alpine White/Tan leather; Estimate $90,000 – $120,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $135,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $151,200. – 2,302/192hp, 5-speed, Dunlop Direzza tires, sunroof. – From the Rudy Mancinas collection. Showing 56,891 miles and extensively documented. The bottom front lip is a bit yellowed and there are a few paint chips, but definitely not as much as you’d expect on a car with this kind of mileage. The pinstripes are also a little faded. There is some creasing and cracking on the seat leather but the carpets, dash and switchgear all look fine. Ready to drive. – But, at this price, it is expensive to drive. You don’t have to look far to see other M3s that are as clean or cleaner than this selling for less, a fact recognized even in Gooding’s pre-sale estimate.
Lot # 20 1971 BMW 2002tii Touring; S/N 3420408; Colorado Orange/Black; Estimate $35,000 – $45,000; Original, modified for competition or performance 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $52,500 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $58,800. – 1,990/130hp, Kugelfischer injection, 5-speed, alloy wheels, Kumho tires, Hella driving lights, Grant woodrim steering wheel, original AM/FM pushbutton radio, aftermarket air conditioning. Includes upgraded alternator, starter, radiator, air conditioning and the 5-speed. – From the Rudy Mancinas collection. Rare Touring body with the stubby little tail end that never made it to this country but is quite sought after in BMW circles. Some dirt and grime under the hood but all forgivable. Quality paint with a handful of tiny chips. A few light scratches on the brightwork and some heavy ones on the window frames. Tidy underneath. Clean interior. A well-equipped car with minimal, tasteful mods and lightly driven. – This is a good way to stand out at a North American BMW gathering, a rare body style in a brilliant color. It’s also a good way to get there with the added A/C and 5-speed. The bidders can be understood, if not forgiven, for leaving their good sense aside and bidding generously for it, and that’s not to say it won’t retain its value in future transactions, it’s that exceptional.
Lot # 22 2001 BMW M3 Coupe; S/N WBSBL93421JR10367; Laguna Seca Blue/Gray leather; Estimate $70,000 – $80,000; Unrestored original 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $95,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $106,400. – 3,246/333hp inline six, 6-speed, 10-spoke alloy wheels, Bridgestone Potenza tires, glass sunroof, cold weather package, air conditioning, Harman Kardon sound system, bi-xenon headlights. Carfax documented. – From the Rudy Mancinas collection. Represented with 16,000 miles, which is that sweet spot of low but not too low. Rod bearing replacement done in 2019. Still presents like a new car other than ever so slight wrinkling on the driver’s seat. The engine compartment is, if anything, less used that even the minimal miles indicates. A top notch example of one of BMW’s greatest hits. – The MSRP on a 2001 M3 was $45,400 (about $72k today). Being such a great all-around driver’s car (indeed one of BMW’s best), plenty got driven and used up. Few are anywhere near as clean as the car in Amelia. And if an E46 M3 was ever to break six figures, this one probably deserved to be the first. Laguna Seca Blue is the best color, the coupe is the most desirable body style, the 6-speed manual is the preferred transmission, and the car has just the right amount of ticks on the odometer for someone who wants a like-new M3 but also wants to drive and enjoy it without feeling guilty. The result is the new benchmark for this generation of Ultimate Driving Machines.
Lot # 24 1974 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino Spider, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 07912; Engine # 135CS0000011908; Dark Red/Beige leather; Estimate $400,000 – $505,000; Unrestored original 3- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $385,000 plus commission of 11.30%; Final Price $428,500. – 2,419/195hp, 4-speed, Cromodora alloy wheels, Michelin XWX tires, Blaupunkt AM-FM, Borletti air conditioning, power windows, tools, manuals, jack. – Original throughout with 27,987 miles. Showing age, paint crazing everywhere. Cracked and dirty but sound original upholstery. Orderly unrestored engine compartment. – Sold by Christie’s at Los Angeles in 2000 for $94,000, this is an aged $300,000 Dino with failing paint and aged upholstery that brought over $100,000 in originality premium, a stretch but not unrealistic.
Lot # 26 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce Spider, Body by Pininfarina; S/N AR167684; Engine # AR0010601218; White/Black vinyl, Red piping; Black cloth top; Estimate $90,000 – $120,000; Older restoration 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $110,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $123,200. – 1,290/90hp, 5-speed, Fergat wheels, Michelin X tires, radio blank plate. – Very good paint with chips around the driver’s door. Excellent chrome and interior. The chassis is restored like new. – Restored in the 90’s, the preservation of the restoration and obvious care and attention it has received is exceptional and it is done right without being overdone. It is seriously expensive, but fully deserves to be.
Lot # 27 1959 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder, Body by Wendler; S/N 718018; Engine # 90209; Silver/Tan; Estimate $2,500,000 – $3,500,000; Competition restoration 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,700,000 plus commission of 10.19%; Final Price $2,975,000. – 1,587/160hp Carrera 4-cam, dual Weber 48 IDA carburetors, Dunlop Racing tires. Comes with owner’s manual. – One of 34 built. Sold new to California dealer Emil Pardee, who raced it to several class and overall wins in SCCA competition. Then passed through several California racers, including Don Wester and Steve McQueen’s mechanic Haig Alltounian, and had a pushrod 356 engine installed at some point. Bought in 1970 by the consignor’s father, stored for many years, and restored in the 2010s with a proper Carrera 4-cam. Shown at Amelia Island in 2018 and displayed at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta. Not overdone at all, just restored to solid and correct race car standards and of course much of the value is in its history and the fact that it’s a genuine RSK with its original body. – The 718 was one of Porsche’s best early race cars with major wins on both sides of the Atlantic and often punching above its weight for overall wins against much more powerful cars, furthering Porsche’s giant-killing reputation. Chassis 718018, then, was the star Porsche in a very Porsche-heavy auction that also included six other historic race cars (including a 904 and a 935) and deservedly the most expensive. Other 718s have sold for more, but given this one’s history and replacement engine, the $2.975M final price is a rational one.
Lot # 28 1951 Allard J2 Roadster; S/N 1788; Black/Red leather; Estimate $250,000 – $325,000; Visually maintained, largely original 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $280,000 plus commission of 11.79%; Final Price $313,000. – 331/265hp Cadillac engine with triple Ford carbs and Edelbrock intake, 3-speed, wire wheels, Dunlop Racing tires, aero screens, hood pins, headlight stone guards. Comes with spare gearbox and Cadillac engine. – Delivered new to California with the rarer round (as opposed to oval) heat extractor holes near the hood. Raced to podium finishes by Jack Armstrong at Pebble Beach and Palm Springs in the early `50s, reportedly once beating Phil Hill’s Alfa 2.9. Light general age to an old paint, along with a web crack on the nose. There is also a small dent on the tail and a few paint cracks there as well. The dash and gauges look original, and the seats look old enough to be from the `50s. Maintained underneath with newer-looking suspension. Carefully owned but never fully restored. A likely terrifying, but certainly exciting tour and event car. – As with many old competition-oriented cars, Allard values can vary based on provenance, authenticity, and originality. This one’s driver-quality condition matters less than its running in the seminal years of West Coast sports car racing, and the Cadillac 331 engine is more desirable than the Ford, Mercury or Olds V-8s that also got shoehorned into J2s. $313,000 is a strong but deserved price for it.
Lot # 29 2000 Ferrari 550 Maranello Coupe, Body by Pininfarina; S/N ZFFZ49AXY0120163; Rosso Corsa/Black leather, Red bars; Estimate $150,000 – $180,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $190,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $212,800. – 5,474/485hp, 6-speed, red calipers, 550 Barchetta modular Speedline alloy wheels, Continental tires, air conditioning. – Looks much better than the 20,074 miles on the odometer would suggest. The seats are lightly surface creased and there are about a dozen stone chips on the nose. Other than that it shows scant signs of use. December 2021 belt service, tires, battery and spark plugs. – The 6-speed illusion is prevalent among sellers of late 90’s-early 00’s Ferraris. The 6-speed is not some coveted rarity, it is the standard gearbox for these models, but led along by vague references to “desirable” and “gated shifter” uninformed buyers continue to be beguiled into overpaying for something that is standard. In this case the “uninformed premium” is about 100% and any hope of coming out whole later is dependent upon mass hysteria taking hold.
Lot # 31 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS Spider, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 10173; Engine # 10173; Amaranth (Eggplant)/Beige leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $2,000,000 – $2,400,000; Recent restoration 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,900,000 plus commission of 10.26%; Final Price $2,095,000. – 3,967/300hp, 5-speed, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Michelin XWX tires, power windows. – Excellent paint, chrome and interior. The left rear bumper is discolored and the right one has a small scratch. The seats are barely stretched at all. Panel fits and gaps are excellent. Ferrari Classiche Red Book certified. An excellent example lightly, if at all, used after restoration in 2014. – Above reproach in any meaningful respect, with a quality restoration now eighteen years old but holding up very well, the new owner got a distinctive Ferrari for a relatively moderate price, a sound value.
Lot # 33 2005 Porsche Carrera GT Coupe; S/N WP0CA29885L001420; Polar Silver/Black leather; Estimate $1,800,000 – $2,400,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,825,000 plus commission of 10.27%; Final Price $2,012,500. – 5,733/605hp V-10, 6-speed, yellow calipers, carbon fiber shift knob and handbrake, red seat belts, books, luggage. – One of 19 North American delivered paint-to-sample Carrera GTs and reportedly the only one in Polar Silver. Why someone decided to pay extra for paint-to-sample and still pick silver is a mystery. Polar Silver has a bit more blue in it than regular old GT Silver, and according to the Gooding catalog it’s “markedly different,” but honestly anyone but Porsche anoraks won’t know the difference. Anyway, the car has 2,400 miles, has been regularly serviced, and essentially looks new. – Even in our current hot market, the Porsche Carrera GT’s upward charge is remarkable. They were sub-$1M cars just a couple of years ago, but now they’re a lot closer to and in some cases more than $2M. Since August 2021, the record auction price for the model has been broken four times. If this result is any indication, Carrera GTs are still growing. As of this writing $2,012,500 is a new record price, but those records don’t seem to stand very long lately.
Lot # 34 1964 OSCA 1600 GT Coupe, Body by Fissore; S/N 0105; Engine # 0105; Red, Black/Red, Black; Estimate $350,000 – $425,000; Enthusiast restoration 3 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $250,000. – 1,568/105hp, dual 38 DCOE Webers, 4-speed, Campagnolo magnesium wheels, Pirelli Cinturato tires, Nardi woodrim steering wheel, Jaeger gauges, period pushbutton radio, comes with a set of steel wheels and modern tires for driving events. – One of 21 examples built with this handsome Fissore coupe bodywork. Recently rebuilt drivetrain and suspension. Sold new in Italy and stayed in Europe until the late 2010s. Somewhat tired older paint with no major flaws but a general dullness to the finish and detail scratching throughout. Presentable older chrome. All original glass, with significant scratching on the rear window. The doors stick out slightly at the bottom. Good, partially restored interior. Tidy underneath. Consistently cared for but never fully taken apart and redone because it never needed it. A usable and interesting event car, and not as tiny as some OSCAs so fitting inside shouldn’t be a problem. – Rare and distinctive, but aged and used, there is a wide gulf between the seller’s expectations as inferred from the estimate range and the bidders’ opinion of value. It’s a neat little car, but it’s not going to get its next owner into any particularly exciting events and the bidders were prudent and realistic with this high bid.
Lot # 35 1955 Jaguar XK 140MC Drophead Coupe; S/N S817559DN; Engine # G31448S; Pearl Grey/Burgundy leather; French Grey cloth top; Estimate $120,000 – $150,000; Modified restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $142,500 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $159,600. – 3,442/210hp, C-type cylinder head, front disc brakes, 4-speed, painted wire wheels, Pirelli Cinturato tires, Lucas headlights and driving lights. – Sold new in Portland and in original ownership until 2009. Cosmetically restored in 2016. Very good paint and chrome. The gaps aren’t perfect but they aren’t bad, either. The top has some big wrinkles and light stains. Very good leather and wood. Maintained underneath but not fully restored. A solid event car with the comfort of the longer XK 140 body, the open air experience of a Drophead, the extra punch of the SE engine with C-type head and the safety of front disc brakes. – A strong price given the age of the restoration but not an insane one, with due credit given to the added performance and safety of the upgrades. It will be an enjoyable car for tours and events.
Lot # 38 1959 Lancia Flaminia Sport Coupe, Body by Zagato; S/N 824001051; Red/Black leather; Estimate $100,000 – $150,000; Unrestored original 5 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $70,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $78,400. – 4-speed transaxle (also comes with one spare), steel wheels, woodrim steering wheel, covered headlights. – A complete restoration project with no engine and numerous other pieces missing. Paint has flaked off of a large portion of the body and the interior is in terrible condition. Appropriate only for a complete restoration, and only the committed enthusiast will be motivated to go through the time and expense of sourcing missing Lancia parts. – The common wisdom would restore this Flaminia Sport with an appropriate early Flaminia single Solex 2,458cc 119hp engine, but even then its value would be hindered by recognition it wasn’t the original engine. So why not go to the extreme with a later 3-Weber 2,775cc GTL engine with 146hp? It is a blank canvas open to the restorer’s wildest ideas and at this price amenable to all sort of interpretations.
Lot # 42 1967 Toyota 2000GT Coupe; S/N MF1010001; White, Blue/Black leather; Estimate $2,750,000 – $3,500,000; Competition restoration 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,300,000 plus commission of 10.22%; Final Price $2,535,000. – RHD. 1,988/210hp twin cam six, triple Webers, 5-speed, Halibrand centerlock magnesium wheels, Goodyear Eagle slick tires, competition dash, woodrim steering wheel, wood shift knob. – 2000GT serial number one, and one of three campaigned by Shelby in period in SCCA C-Production. Numerous historic racing appearances including the Monterey Historics and Goodwood Festival of Speed. An old competition restoration with paint cracks on the left flip up headlight and nose. The windshield frame is dented and scratched. There is dirt collected in the body seams in the wheel wells. The underbody is aged from use and paint has been chipped from the pinch welds running the length of the car, but the welds themselves are undamaged. The interior shows heavy use but is not abused. An incredibly important classic Japanese car that has been used as an historic race car as it was intended rather than sitting stowed away in a collection. – A car that stands alone for which the over-used adjective “unique” is fully deserved. This result is three times the value of a comparable condition 2000GT, a margin that also is fully deserved.
Lot # 43 1967 Porsche 911S Coupe; S/N 306799S; Engine # 960741; Bahama Yellow/Black leatherette with cloth inserts; Estimate $300,000 – $350,000; Older restoration 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $280,000 plus commission of 11.79%; Final Price $313,000. – 1,991/160hp, 5-speed, Fuchs wheels, Pirelli Cinturato tires, sunroof, rear window wiper, gold brightwork, Blaupunkt pushbutton radio. Comes with tools, jack, spare, CoA and Kardex. – First year 911 S. Sold new in Germany but made its way to the US not long after. Fully restored from 2010-17 and showing only 400 test miles since completion. There are cracks in the rubber around the headlights and taillights and the wheels need to be detailed, but the paint is good. Some light scratches on the window glass and a small scrape on the rear window frame. Like-new engine bay. A solid if imperfect car in good, rare colors. – In addition to the colors, the factory sunroof is a rare option that commands a premium on early 911s, and the new owner here certainly paid it. The price is concours money for a car that isn’t quite up to that standard.
Lot # 45 1965 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Replica Sports Racer, Body by Les Monk; S/N 6481; Engine # 6481; Rosso Corsa/Blue leather; Estimate $400,000 – $600,000; Facsimile restoration 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $520,000 plus commission of 10.96%; Final Price $577,000. – 3,967/300hp, six Weber carburetors, 5-speed, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, grille-mounted driving lights, Plexiglas hood scoop and tall windscreen, driver’s head fairing, side-mounted exhaust with rear outlets, aluminum bodywork. – Gorgeous paint, trim and interior. Built in the 90’s and subsequently treated to continuous care and attention that resulted in seriously excellent presentation. – Some kvetched about details of the reproduction body, but no two Testa Rossas were alike even when new and this car looks the part, even with lefthand drive. The 4-liter V-12 is lightly stressed, with better torque than 3-liter TR replicas. By now a real one will set someone back eight figures and they are hard to find even at bank-draining prices making this an attractive alternative. The Gooding & Company bidders obviously agreed, paying a premium price but getting a premium quality TR Replica
Lot # 46 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera Turbo Coupe; S/N 9305700162; Engine # 6750158; Salmon Metallic/Black leather; Estimate $600,000 – $705,000; Concours restoration 1- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $490,000 plus commission of 11.02%; Final Price $544,000. – 2,994/260hp, 4-speed, Fuchs wheels with centers painted in Gazelle metallic, Pirelli Cinturato tires, special fiberglass front valance, limited slip, Blaupunkt Bamberg radio, books, tools, jack, spare, CoA. No whale tail, sunroof, air conditioning, or rear wiper. – Ordered new in Spain without the rear wing, supposedly to make it look more like a regular 911 Carrera for tax reasons. Represented as quite possibly the only 930 without a whale tail. Fully restored in recent years by Porsche specialists Road Scholars and done to an exacting show-quality but also authentic standard. The paint and wheels look gorgeous. All the rubber is new and the window frames have been freshly painted. Like-new interior. Beautiful engine. The only real sign of age is light scratching on the rear glass. In the world of collectible Porsches, small details can make a huge difference, and in some cases it’s what isn’t there that is most important. This car is rare enough as a first-year 1975 930 (one of 274), but its standard 911 tail and spectacular restoration make it a star. – This price is beyond top dollar even for a rare ’75 930 (930s didn’t come to the US until ’76), but given the history behind it as well as the unique combination of equipment and the quality of the restoration, it’s arguably a considerable value at this price. There isn’t another one like it in terms of either equipment or condition. That counts for a lot with cars, especially vintage 911s.
Lot # 48 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 07529; Engine # 07529; Silver primer/Black leather; Estimate $1,300,000 – $1,600,000; Incomplete restoration 5+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,100,000 plus commission of 10.45%; Final Price $1,215,000. – 3,286/240hp, 5-speed, centerlock alloy wheels, short nose body. – Rotted sills. Wiring folded into a disorganized nest on the passenger’s floor. Bad door fits. A “loosely assembled” long-abandoned incomplete restoration that needs everything. – The only hope for this 275 GTB is a comprehensive no expense spared restoration in its original color of Giallo Stemma Ferrari (Ferrari Crest Yellow). It will be an expensive process, but at this price might be achieved without going broke, if there are no unpleasant surprises. Based upon its condition as offered here unpleasant surprises are to be expected, however and just as the short nose body lifts when approaching its 150mph top speed, the restoration’s cost can be expected to lift as it proceeds and this is a realistic but far from safe amount to pay for it.
Lot # 49 2017 Ferrari 488 GTB 70th Anniversary Berlinetta; S/N ZFF79ALA5H0226319; Bold Yellow/Black leather; Estimate $350,000 – $450,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $325,000 plus commission of 11.54%; Final Price $362,500. – 3,902/671hp twin turbo V-8, 7-speed automanual, carbon ceramic brakes, power seats, front axle lift, SF shields, parking sensors and camera, auto-dimming mirrors, AFS lighting, books, keys, window sticker, accessories, Ferrari Classiche certified. – New car with a laundry list of options and under 700 miles. Dino 206 Competizione Prototype livery. – A generous but appropriate price for the low miles and generous options list. The 70th Anniversary gimmick is another bonus but seemingly adds little to this result making this a sound value for the new owner.
Lot # 52 1991 Ferrari F40 Berlinetta; S/N ZFFMN34AXM0090000; Red/Red cloth; Estimate $2,400,000 – $2,800,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,225,000 plus commission of 10.22%; Final Price $2,452,500. – 2,936/478hp, 5-speed, air conditioning, SF shields, Michelin Pilot Sport tires. – 3,780 miles. Chipguarded nose Unblemished interior, even the driver’s seat. Ferrari Classiche Red Book certified. – Minimal miles and impeccable condition put this F40 high on the desirability list, and high on the F40 value continuum. Dealers may take a look at this transaction and the continuing willingness of buyers to step up to big numbers for analog supercars and adjust their asking prices.
Lot # 54 1937 Talbot-Lago T150 CSS Teardrop Coupe, Body by Figoni & Falaschi; S/N 90107; Engine # 85021; Metallic Blue, Silver fenders/Grey leather; Estimate $10,000,000 -; Concours restoration 1 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $12,200,000 plus commission of 10.04%; Final Price $13,425,000. – RHD. 3,996/140hp, triple carburetors, 4-speed Wilson pre-selector gearbox, body color wire wheels, sunroof, trafficators, fitted luggage. – A spectacular concours over-the-top restoration of the most desirable enclosed wheels, low-mounted headlight, alloy body variant of the Figoni & Falaschi teardrop. The bright metallic blue paint is a bit much, but it’s intended to draw attention, and it achieves its objective. A former Tommy Lee and Nethercutt collection car. Winner of the Concours d’Elegance Femina in Paris in 1938 and Los Angeles Concours Best of Show seventy years later. – An unprecedented car bought for an unprecedented price. There are so few of this or similar Figoni & Falaschi Goutte d’Eau (waterfall) designs that the appearance of one at auction is a market-significant event. All eyes at Amelia were firmly focused here and the result did not disappoint. The closest most of us will come to a coachwork joy like this is being married to a talented jewelry designer, as I am, who early in her collector car experience saw a T150 CSS Teardrop at the Blackhawk Exposition at Pebble Beach and incorporated the design in our wedding rings. They were expensive, but not like this.
Lot # 56 1969 Fiat Dino 2400 Spider, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 0001181; Engine # 135C000005200; Silver-Grey/Black leatherette; Black cloth top; Estimate $275,000 – $350,000; Recent restoration 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $350,000 plus commission of 11.43%; Final Price $390,000. – 2,419/180hp, 5-speed, Cromodora centerlock alloy wheels, Michelin XWX tires, woodrim steering wheel, Marchal headlights, books, tools, Fiat Classiche CofO. – Very good paint, chrome and interior. Bright, crisp gauges. The underbody is restored like new. The engine compartment is spotless and like it came from the factory. – Impressively restored and documented. $200,000 in restoration invoices and done to impeccable standards but this is a knock the ball out of the park result. It is probably the best Dino 2400 in the world (and may be such by a big margin) but still it is a seriously optimistic price.
Lot # 59 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ Coda Tronca, Body by Zagato; S/N AR1012600195; Engine # AR0012001567; Azure Blue/Blue vinyl; Estimate $700,000 – $850,000; Recent restoration 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $560,000. – 1,290/100hp, 5-speed, alloy wheels, Pirelli tires, 4-point belts, two seats. – Good paint, decent bright trim. Good interior and gauges. Clean, orderly engine compartment and chassis. Represented as the “correct tipo 00120 engine”, which doesn’t translate to being the original one. Not like new, but close following an early 00’s Italian restoration with little to no apparent subsequent use. – Without significant racing history either in Italy or the U.S. and a competent but not concours older restoration, this is a driver’s SZ, not ready for prime time on any concours lawn but more than good enough to warm the hearts of Alfisti in marque events. It also is seriously expensive at this price even well under Gooding’s low estimate.
Lot # 60 1958 BMW 503 Cabriolet; S/N 69275; Engine # 30380; Red/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $350,000 – $425,000; Older restoration 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $305,000 plus commission of 11.64%; Final Price $340,500. – 3,168/140hp V-8, two Zenith dual choke carburetors, 4-speed, hub caps, Becker Mexico radio, power top. – Original California black plate car. Restored in the 2000s and more recently refreshed in 2019. Very good fresh paint and chrome. Excellent brand new top. The passenger’s door doesn’t quite fit flush, and the body side trim isn’t quite flush with the body, either. Lightly wrinkled leather. A very rare V8 BMW in less than concours condition but still very good. Three generation family ownership since 1959 with a distinct BMW ethic visible in the body designed by Albrecht von Goertz. – I sometimes stumble over obtuse catalog phrases, like this, “purchased… by the consignor’s grandfather for his mother as a wedding gift.” The family tree that outlines is a challenge to comprehend. In any case, this is a rare BMW, represented as one of 139 built, with a quality older restoration and “unusual” hardly begins to describe it. It was received with some enthusiasm by the German car oriented bidders at Gooding’s Amelia Island auction, but not too much considering its condition and rarity.
Lot # 61 1965 Porsche 904/6 Carrera GTS Coupe; S/N 906011; Silver/Emerald Green cloth; Estimate $2,500,000 – $3,250,000; Competition restoration 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,000,000 plus commission of 10.25%; Final Price $2,205,000. – 1,991/210hp, dual triple-choke Weber carburetors, 5-speed. – One of six 904/6 coupes built. Used by Porsche for development at the 1965 Le Mans test day, Mont Ventoux hillclimb and Solitude Grand Prix then retired to development use for the 906 Carrera 6. Later sold without engine or suspension to Vasek Polak and built up to SCCA A/P specs using chassis number 904-109 and raced in California SCCA events. Eventually restored by Kevin Jeanette, returned to its original (?) 906-011 identity and subsequently displayed and historic raced. Aside from the wrinkled seat covers this is a magnificent car, restored by professionals to high quality driving condition. – “Convoluted” is a modest term to describe this 904’s history, but it is not uncommon among limited production Porsches of the period. They were tools for racers and if a modification made them faster, or suited for a more competitive class, they were undertaken with little thought of the inclinations of collectors generations hence. Even given the ins and outs of this 904’s history it is still welcome almost anywhere and it offers performance that will humble mere 904s, a sound value in this transaction.
Lot # 62 1974 Maserati Bora 4.9 Berlinetta; S/N AM11749US688; Engine # AM1071149688; Black, Stainless roof/Senape (Mustard) leather; Estimate $150,000 – $205,000; Visually maintained, largely original 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $180,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $201,600. – 4,930/280hp V-8, 4 Weber carburetors, 5-speed, Blaupunkt cassette stereo, alloy wheels, Hankook tires, U.S.-spec, books, tools, Maserati Classiche papers, original owner’s manual. – Represented as the matching numbers engine. Sound but quick older repaint, sound interior with worn and cracked driver’s seat, good stainless roof. Old undercoat in wheelwells. Engine and chassis are cleaned up and repainted in place. An honest old car that probably is neither more nor less than it appears to be. – Sold by Gooding at Amelia in 2015 for $181,500 with 618 fewer miles on its odometer than it has today, then at Gooding Scottsdale in 2018 for $170,500. Boras are seriously undervalued cars from the Seventies. They have booming V-8 performance and well-known Maserati build quality, but this result is as good as it could get in 2022 with some modest premium earned for not being messed with.
Lot # 64 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Convertible, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFZR52A110124300; Argento/Black leather; Estimate $550,000 – $650,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $600,000 plus commission of 10.83%; Final Price $665,000. – 5,474/485hp, 6-speed, SF shields, silver calipers, air conditioning, CD changer stereo, number 322 of 448. – 178 miles and in showroom condition. 2021 belt service. – Sold by Gooding at Pebble Beach in 2015 for $726,000 and showing only 26 more miles today. Low miles are one thing (and the recent service is another) but $400,000 has been an upper boundary for 550 Barchettas in the past two years. This is a curve-breaking outlier transaction even taking the minimal miles into account.
Lot # 66 2019 Ford GT Coupe; S/N 2FAGP9CW0KH200220; Liquid Blue, Ingot Silver stripes/Black with Blue Alcantara; Estimate $950,000 – $1,100,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $975,000 plus commission of 10.51%; Final Price $1,077,500. – 213/647hp, matte carbon fiber package, black calipers, leather rim steering wheel, build sheet and Carfax documented. – Little more than delivery miles with 21 showing on the odometer, and like-new inside and out. – A straightforward, sensible result for a car that is too new to be a classic but nevertheless treated like a collectible rather than driven like a performance car by many of its owners. Miles on the odometer and road grime underneath will eat quickly into its perception by collectors making it a woeful static icon, not a car.
Lot # 68 1954 OSCA MT4-2AD Spider; S/N 1148; Engine # 1506; Red/Black leather; Estimate $1,100,000 – $1,400,000; Incomplete restoration 4+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $975,000. – 1,491/120hp inline four, 5-speed, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Aurora front tires, Pirelli rear tires. – Cracking, shrinking old paint. Interior painted assembled. Aged engine compartment. The presentation is best characterized as an incomplete restoration that is loosely assembled. The engine is represented as numbers-matching, a term not quite equivalent to “original”. – During its life this OSCA has had a ZF 5-speed, a Buick V-8 and a Studebaker rear axle. Given its present state it is not certain how much of it is original although the catalog states it is the “numbers-matching” engine. We haven’t seen an OSCA MT4 sold in years, and none of them have even close to the apparently rejected high bid on this incompletely restored example. With all due respect to the seller, it should have been on the way out the door at far less money if only to respect the intelligence of the bidders. It is a long and expensive way from this project to an historic racing or concours contender.
Lot # 71 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (small tank) Coupe; S/N 30837S108689; Engine # 3108689 F0204R4; Sebring Silver/Saddle leather; Estimate $750,000 – $905,000; Unrestored original 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,125,000 plus commission of 10.44%; Final Price $1,242,500. – 327/360hp, close-ratio 4-speed, small-tank Z06 package, power brakes, spinner wheel covers, AM radio, Bloomington Gold great hall and special collection inductee. Includes dealer invoice. – Three owners from new. An unrestored Z06 represented as 5,353 original miles, as built and miraculously preserved. Bloomington Gold and NCRS Top Flight. Reportedly the only known Z06 in Sebring Silver over Saddle leather. Very good paint with some chipped paint on the passenger door jamb on the fender side, and light chips in the same vicinity of the fender. The windshield trim and brightwork have little aging or damage visible. The engine compartment does show age but is very clean. Same with the underbody. The interior is excellent overall with some creasing and wrinkling to the seats. A spectacular, original car with remarkable equipment. – The apparently unique color combination of Sebring Silver over Saddle leather is irrelevant compared with this Corvette’s drivetrain and fabulous originality. Anyone looking for the best 2nd generation Corvette needs to look no further than 108689 and the price it brought is largely irrelevant for what it is.
Lot # 72 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe; S/N 194376S121478; Engine # T0502IL 6121478; Tuxedo Black/Black leather; Estimate $250,000 – $350,000; Unrestored original 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $480,000 plus commission of 11.04%; Final Price $533,000. – 427/390hp, 4-speed, side exhaust, centerlock alloy wheels with narrow whitewall tires, AM/FM radio. Bloomington Gold great hall inductee, includes Protect-O-Plate, dealer invoice, order form and original wheels and wheel covers. – An unrestored car with one owner from new. The car exhibits just 10,673 miles and has exceptional paint showing some chip touch ups on the right headlight as well as some fade and swirling throughout. The door sills exhibit some scuffing from passengers exiting the car and the windshield trim has lost some of its shine. The engine compartment is clean, although it does show age. The same goes for the underbody. The interior is gracefully aged and the seats have creasing from use, but no signs of abuse. An exceptionally well presented, original car. – In the best of days a 427/390 Corvette Coupe is a $150,000 car, a judgment upended by the low miles, single family ownership and originality of this example. There really is no parallel for it and the bidders had to make up their own minds on the fly with Charlie Ross and David Gooding urging them on. They stopped here and there is no way to argue with their valuation. It is a singular car and it brought a singular price.
Lot # 74 1968 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada Coupe; S/N 1A30291; Engine # V0125HD; Red/Black leather; Estimate $700,000 – $905,000; Older restoration 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $700,000 plus commission of 10.71%; Final Price $775,000. – 327/365hp Chevrolet engine, 4-speed transaxle, Campagnolo disc brakes, Borrani centerlock wheels, Michelin XWX tires, Talbot Berlin mirrors, Nardi woodrim steering wheel, covered headlights. – Represented as one of 86 Stradas with aluminum bodywork and with two owners from new, the first of whom was Hollywood stuntman Carey Loftin. Restored in 2000. Some strange prep issues on the hood and a small ding on the nose but otherwise good older paint. Uneven fit on the doors. Good brightwork. Excellent interior. Shows hardly any use underneath. It’s an older restoration and not really a concours car, but it’s still heartstoppingly beautiful and has no serious needs. – The Carey Loftin and two-owner history helps this Bizzarrini’s value, but not much as the transaction result indicates. It’s one of the best Italian cars of its period even if it has a Corvette driveline and is both rare and beautifully aggressive: 250 GTO performance at a hundredth of the price.
Lot # 75 1939 Bentley 4 1/4-Litre Sports Coupe, Body by Park Ward; S/N B30MR; Engine # C8BM; Maroon/Tan leather; Estimate $700,000 – $905,000; Older restoration 1- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $700,000 plus commission of 10.71%; Final Price $775,000. – 4,257/126hp, 4-speed with overdrive, wheel covers, fender skirts, Dunlop blackwall tires, dual chrome horns, central Lucas driving light, Lucas headlights, suicide doors, sliding sunroof, wood dash and window trim, overdrive, fixed radiator shutters, power roller blind for the rear. – One-off styling called the “Honeymoon Express”. Represented as matching numbers. Displayed by Park Ward at the 1938 Earls Court Motor Show, then used by the chairman of Park Ward as his personal car. Full restoration completed in 2011 and has taken class honors at both Amelia Island and Pebble Beach since. Lovely, straight body and mostly very good paint and chrome, although it has lost some of that concours freshness and shows a few light scratches, including one on the roof and one on the tail. Gorgeous interior wood, and the seats look barely sat in. A mostly fantastic and still showable, unique Art Deco Bentley. – Sold for the equivalent of $767,290 at RM Paris in 2015 (Euros 672,000), then for $770,000 at RM Monterey in 2016. Seven years later, it’s in similar condition with only 69 more miles showing on the odometer and brought exactly the same hammer bid, the final price being bumped only by RM’s higher 2022 commission on the first $250,000. There’s consistency for you. And even if prewar cars aren’t the most dynamic corner of the collector car market, special cars like this hold their value.
Lot # 77 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing; S/N 1980404500090; Engine # 1989804500078; Silver/Black leather; Estimate $1,100,000 – $1,300,000; Older restoration 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,450,000 plus commission of 10.34%; Final Price $1,600,000. – 2,996/240hp, 4-speed, hub caps, Michelin XWX tires, Becker Mexico radio, belly pans, tool roll, jack, added fitted luggage. – Restored by Paul Russell in the 1980s. The paint and chrome don’t look fresh, but they don’t show any major flaws, either. Significant cracking in the window rubber. Visible but forgivable age to the steering wheel, and the lightly worn leather looks a little dry. Gullwings make good event and tour cars (if the weather is cool enough), and this one would be perfectly suited to tour duty. – Sold at the NY Auto Salon and Auction in 1999 for $319,000 in somewhat more fresh restored condition but essentially the same odometer reading, 28,583 miles probably from new. Its first owner was William A.M. Burden II, a scion of the Vanderbilt family and owner of a succession of magnificent automobiles. While Bill Burden can’t be characterized as an early car collector anything that passed through his hands were select, special cars and that provenance attaches to this Gullwing which is appropriately valued in this transaction.
Lot # 78 1953 Allard K3 Roadster; S/N K36007; Light Blue/Red leather; Estimate $150,000 – $180,000; Modified restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $105,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $117,600. – 331/220hp Cadillac engine, dual carbs, 5-speed, black wire wheels, Vredestein tires, dual Talbot Berlin mirrors, wind wings, bucket seats, engine-turned dash, four banjo spoke steering wheel. – Represented with the original Cadillac engine, which is a big plus. Has a modern 5-speed of unknown origin, but has a modern Hurst shift knob from a 3-speed. Supposedly raced in period on the West Coast then restored in the 2000s. Decent paint with several sizable chips on the front and a small crack ahead of the driver’s door. Imperfect gaps. Good, lightly worn interior. Fully restored underneath with light signs of use. A solid, rare event car that would keep you more comfortable and more out of the elements than a more hardcore J2. – Allard migrated to envelope bodywork with the K3, a handsome and period-appropriate style that reflected the times but has been rendered irrelevant by later collectors who (reasonably) prefer the more elemental J2 and longer J2X with at least a 1/3 premium. The K3, though, is still eligible for epic events and is a relative value as shown in this transaction which is nearly $200,000 less than the J2 sold here earlier today. The Cadillac V-8 thunder and split beam front axle handling is the same, only the bodywork is different.
Lot # 79 1951 Ferrari 195 Inter Coupe, Body by Ghia; S/N 0129S; Engine # 0129S; Ivory/Brown leather; Estimate $900,000 – $1,200,000; Older restoration 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $640,000. – RHD. 2,341/130hp, triple Weber 36 DCF/3 carburetors, 5-speed, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Dunlop Road Speed tires, tools. – First owned by Luigi “Gigi” Villoresi. Fair paint with cracks on the nose, right headlight, passenger’s door and right windshield post. Good upholstery and interior trim. Scratched rear window. The driver’s door front gap tapers. The engine compartment is orderly with a little oily residue. No Ferrari Classiche certification presented. – This is a particularly appealing early Ferrari with good-looking early Fifties Ghia coachwork. The bidders’ reluctance to put it in play is a mystery not apparent in the car or its history.
Lot # 80 1977 Chevrolet Camaro IROC; S/N BP7720IROC14; Pink, “A. Unser”/Black vinyl; Estimate $250,000 – $350,000; Competition restoration 3 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $180,000. – 350/450hp, 4-speed, chrome stock car wheels, Goodyear slicks, fire system, dry sump, Hurst shifter. – Built in Banjo Matthews’ shop with Holman Moody suspension and Traco engines, the third generation of IROC cars driven by the world’s best drivers. Dash signed by Bobby Allison but this chassis was raced by Peter Gregg, Johnny Rutherford, Tom Sneva, Al and Bobby Unser, Cale Yarborough, Bobby Allison and Emerson Fittipaldi. Raced by Jocko Maggiacomo in Trans Am subsequently and restored to IROC specs. Dusty engine compartment and chassis. Good repaint and orderly but aged interior. – A star car wherever it appears, not least on an historic racing grid, IROC Camaros aren’t rare but choice, having both great drivers’ history and great on-track performance. It is good that Penske remembers who drove each chassis at each race. A while ago this IROC Camaro was overlooked, selling for $36,750 at Mecum’s Spring Classic at Belvidere, Illinois in 2007 for $36,750, then at RM Monterey three months later for $49,700. The estimate range here is a big stretch and the consignor should be having second thoughts about declining the reported high bid if there was money behind it.
Lot # 82 1979 Porsche 935 Coupe; S/N 9309900031; Engine # 6990038; Black, Red accents/Black cloth; Estimate $1,700,000 – $2,000,000; Competition car, original as-raced 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,600,000 plus commission of 10.31%; Final Price $1,765,000. – 3,164/750hp twin turbo flat six, 4-speed, BBS centerlock wheels. – The penultimate customer 935, used by Porsche for development then sold to Vasek Polak who entered it for Le Mans with Ted Fields’ Interscope team driven by Field, John Morton and Milt Minter in 1979. Retired after 154 laps then went back to Porsche for further development. Prepared for vintage racing for Lloyd Hawkins with the rebuilt original engine supplied on a stand. Display car paint, otherwise in orderly as-raced condition. –
If a race car is going to have only one race to its credit the choice can’t be better than this 935’s 1979 Le Mans entry. Most 935s got raced into oblivion but this one not only was preserved but received excellent modern preparation for historic events and is about as good as it gets considering the limited racing history.
Lot # 83 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR IROC Coupe; S/N 9114600085; Engine # 6840030; India Red, White “Foyt”/Black cloth; Estimate $1,100,000 – $1,300,000; Competition restoration 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,475,000 plus commission of 10.34%; Final Price $1,627,500. – 2,994/315hp, 5-speed, wide rim Fuchs wheels, Goodyear slicks, race prepared. – The first series of IROC Porsches, racing by Gordon Johncock, Peter Revson and A.J. Foyt. Later sold to Klaus Bytzek who raced it in IMSA and Trans Am. Later races include Daytona and Sebring in 1977 and 1980. Very good cosmetics, tidy and restored nearly like new. Lloyd Hawkins collection. – Contrast this result with the IROC Camaro that crossed the block earlier but got bid to only $180,000 and the allure of the special IROC Porsche is apparent. In this case the level of preparation and presentation was exceptionally high as was the reputation of Lloyd Hawkins both giving some confidence to the bidders to step up to this over-estimate result.
Lot # 84 2001 Porsche 911 GT2 Coupe; S/N WP0ZZZ99Z1S695081; Arctic Silver Metallic/Black leather; Estimate $150,000 – $205,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $215,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $240,800. – 3,600/476hp, 6-speed manual, Yellow calipers, Michelin tires, Porsche factory roll bar, yellow seat belts, race buckets, upgraded struts and springs. – 8500 miles. First year European-only 996 GT2. Some forgivable chips on the nose and light scratches on the rear fender. Otherwise a solid GT2. Lloyd Hawkins Collection. – Yet another modern Porsche sold for an estimate- and price guide-beating result at Gooding Amelia 2022. It didn’t matter that this is a water-cooled 996, that it had mild modifications, or that it’s finished in common colors. The GT2 is among the quickest and rarest 996-generation 911s and this one was bound to garner interest.
Lot # 85 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RS Coupe; S/N 9114609110; Engine # 6840163; White, Blue accents/Black cloth; Estimate $800,000 – $1,200,000; Competition restoration 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $750,000 plus commission of 10.67%; Final Price $830,000. – 2,993/330hp, 5-speed, polished rim centerlock BBS wheels with gold centers, Avon tires, roll bar, fire system. – Raced when new by Conte Girolamo Capra in Italy, 6th overall at the 1974 and 1975 Targa Florio and 5th overall at the 1975 Monza 6 Hours. Excellent paint and two-seat upholstery. Restored and maintained in like new condition. Lloyd Hawkins collection. – Improperly liveried as a Kremer/Brambring RSR but beautifully prepared and presented. At this price there’s more than enough headroom for refinishing it as Conte Capra’s car.
Lot # 86 1977 Porsche 934/5 Coupe; S/N 9307700951; White, “Brumos”, red, blue stripes/Black cloth; Estimate $1,000,000 – $1,300,000; Competition restoration 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $825,000 plus commission of 10.61%; Final Price $912,500. – 2,993/485hp single turbo, 4-speed, roll cage, fire system, single seat. – One of 10 factory-built 934/5s, sold new to Brumos Porsche and 3rd overall at Sebring in 1977 driven by Peter Gregg and Jim Busby. Acquired by Busby and raced through 1977, then sold to Monte Shelton who upgraded to full 935 spec and raced in the Trans Am in 1978. Excellent paint and upholstery in 1977 Sebring Brumos livery. BBS wheels with extractor fan covers are tarnished and the centerlock nuts are scuffed. The engine compartment, interior and trunk are like new. Lloyd Hawkins collection. – Sold at the World Classic Monterey auction in 1993 for $98,175, about $193,000 in today’s dollars and subsequently restored in the 00’s to today’s exemplary condition. Gooding offered it at Pebble Beach seven months ago where it was reported bid to $900,000. An historic and valuable Porsche bought for a reasonable price in today’s transaction.
Lot # 87 1977 Porsche 911 Carrera Turbo Coupe; S/N 9307800405; Engine # 6870418; Minerva Blue/Black leather; Estimate $200,000 – $250,000; Modified restoration 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $350,000 plus commission of 11.43%; Final Price $390,000. – 3,164/300hp, 4-speed, air conditioning, sunroof, rear wiper, black painted Fuchs wheels, Continental tires, Blaupunkt cassette stereo, books, tools, CoA. – Represented with two owners from new and 20,830 actual miles. Restored in the 2010 in its original colors with mild upgrades to the original engine. Done to high standards and a sharp-looking car from top to bottom. There are few signs it’s been driven at all since restoration. Lloyd Hawkins collection. – 930 prices have been rebounding from a multi-year decline, but this car is way ahead of the curve and sold well beyond anybody’s expectations, even given the Porsche-heavy crowd under the Gooding tent. The good color and stellar restoration only go so far in explaining this one’s extraordinary price.
Lot # 88 1979 Porsche 935 Coupe; S/N 9309900027; Vintage Racing Blue, Yellow, Red, Orange swoops/Black cloth; Estimate $1,500,000 – $1,800,000; Competition restoration 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,325,000 plus commission of 10.38%; Final Price $1,462,500. – 2,994/650hp, single turbo, 4-speed, BBS centerlock wheels with yellow air extractor covers, two seats, air jacks. – Bought new by Otis Chandler, raced once appropriately enough at the L.A. Times Grand Prix of Endurance at Riverside but the engine failed. Andial built a twin turbo engine for it which is still in the car but with a single turbo. Restored in the 00’s and not actively raced since. Very good paint, panel fits and glass. The interior and engine compartment are like new. Lloyd Hawkins collection. – Offered by Gooding here in 2019 where it was reported bid to $2 million but didn’t sell. Both the pre-sale estimate and the final price are significantly less than that and represent a solid value for the new owner in a car that is presented in like new condition and has never been subjected to the vagaries of many racing seasons.
Lot # 89 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight Coupe; S/N 9113600196; Engine # 6630219; Grand Prix White, Green Carrera and wheel centers/Black cloth; Estimate $750,000 – $950,000; Recent restoration 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $880,000 plus commission of 10.57%; Final Price $973,000. – 2,681/210hp, 5-speed, wide Fuchs wheels, Pirelli tires, Porsche CoA. – Excellent paint. Very good bright trim and interior. Crisp gauges. There are small chips on both back corners of the hood and on the left windshield post, otherwise it is like new with many Lightweight details such as the seats, door panels and lightweight glass. The engine is believed to be a restamp, not original. Lloyd Hawkins collection. – Sold by RM at Amelia in 2002 when it was still in upgraded RSR configuration for $93,000. Offered by Gooding here three years ago when it was bid to $800,000. Any Carrera RS 2.7 is a valuable car and an authentic Lightweight is more by a factor of six or more. There were only 200 Lightweights out of a total of 1,580 RS 2.7s. A choice Porsche that brought an appropriate price.
Lot # 90 1993 Porsche 968 Coupe; S/N WP0ZZZ96ZRS800073; Riviera Blue/Gray cloth; Estimate $100,000 – $125,000; Unrestored original 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $110,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $123,200. – 2,990/236hp, 6-speed, Michelin tires, tools, spare, jack, air compressor, storage bags. – Japanese market RoW (Rest of World) 968 showing 70,825 km (44,009 miles). But ignore the mileage. it has been extraordinarily well looked after and detailed to perfection. It is also finished in gorgeous Riviera Blue over very cool gray cloth seats with Porsche script that look way cooler than the regular old leather buckets seen on most 968s. This is an exceptional car. The color and sunroof delete are also huge pluses for Porsche people. – The last, most developed and quickest of the front-engine four-cylinder Porsches, the 968 is worth about three times was it was 10 years ago, but this price still exceeds anything we’ve seen for a base model car. It also far exceeds the $89,250 it sold for just last November on Bring a Trailer, and it’s not like it flew under the radar on a Porsche-packed site like BaT. The 968 is a relatively rare car, but if we start seeing more of them pop up for sale after this result, we won’t be surprised.
Lot # 91 1967 Lancia Flaminia SS Coupe, Body by Zagato; S/N 826232002130; Engine # 8262002135; Grigio Newmarket/Grey leather; Estimate $325,000 – $375,000; Cosmetic restoration 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $280,000 plus commission of 11.79%; Final Price $313,000. – 2,775/152hp V-6, triple Weber carburetors, 4-speed, body color wheels, hubcaps, Pirelli tires, woodrim steering wheel. – Good paint except for shrinkage and small stone chips on the nose. Good brightwork and glass except for sanding scratches on the driver’s window. Good steering wheel wood but tarnished aluminum spokes. Original chassis and undercoat is clean. Good recent interior. – Sold by Artcurial at Retromobile in 2015 for $236,615 (Euros 214,600 at the time, this result is Euros 286,800) and subsequently restored cosmetically and mechanically, a significant expense that was not recognized by the Gooding bidders in this transaction but accurately reflects the caliber of the restoration.
Lot # 94 2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale Coupe; S/N ZFFDU57A240134226; Rosso Corsa, White stripes/Red, Black Alcantara; Estimate $225,000 – $275,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $255,000 plus commission of 11.96%; Final Price $285,500. – 3,586/425hp, 6-speed automanual, yellow tach face, black calipers, carbon brakes, 7-spoke alloy wheels, PZero tires, SF shields, climate control, CD changer stereo, tools, books, car cover, Carfax. – Chipguarded nose and sills. Visibly unblemished but with significant driver’s seat wear and scuffs. Described as having a recent major service and new tires with <9,000 miles from new. – This is top of the market full retail money for an attractively presented 360 Challenge Stradale, but somewhat generous for the reported miles and the scuffed driver’s seat.