RM Sotheby’s Jean Guikas Collection, Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, France, August 19, 2021

For anyone with an appreciation of competition cars Circuit Paul Ricard – famous for its white curbs and red and blue painted runoff areas and the French Grand Prix – was the destination of choice on Friday August 19. Whether in person or on the interweb RM’s auction of the Guikas Collection was the place to be.

All 76 cars were from the collection of Jean Guikas, longtime dealer in exotic, fast automobiles. All were offered without reserve and selling to the highest bidder. Twenty-two of them were purpose-built racing cars.

Not since Auctions America disposed of the assets of Scott Tucker’s Level Five Motorsports at Auburn Spring in 2017 had such a competition car focused auction been presented. Several of the Level Five cars had been bought by Guikas and offered again at Paul Ricard.

Although all 77 lots were sold (there was one Lamborghini-powered offshore racing boat) – and some at eye-watering prices – the overall sale total hammer bids were over $10 million below the sum of the pre-sale low estimates.

The results varied widely, at least in part illustrating how hard it is to estimate, and then find, willing deep-pockets bidders for, competition cars.

The sale was held outside in the stands outside Circuit Paul Ricard’s Turn 15, Virage du Pont, and began at 2PM Central European Time. It got seriously cold and dark as the sun fell. Sotheby’s auctioneer Filippo Lotti hurried up but never failed to give vacillation time to the bidders, many of whom were on phones and the internet.

This was the first RM Sotheby’s auction at which payments were accepted in cryptocurrency through BitPay. RM declined to respond to inquiries about any transactions concluded using cryptocurrency, which suggests it was not taken up by the Guikas Collection bidders. BitPay may have a higher take rate at Scottsdale where Bitcoin billionaires may be enticed by cars like the Cizetta-Moroder or 911 Turbo S ‘Flachbau’, whose posters would have decorated their dorm rooms at Stanford or MIT a few years ago.

This was an historic auction and it brought some historic results, curve-setters both low and high. It was billed as “The finest collection of racing and road cars in the world” and, on the evidence, that’s not a stretch.

Here are the numbers:

Cars Sold/ Offered Sale % Sold < Low Est Sold > High Est Average Sale Median Sale Total $ Exchange Rate
77/77 100% 63.6% 6.5% $575,629 $214,759

[37.3%]

$44,323,440 $1.1318

Reports that follow are based on the printed catalog, saleroom notices and online photography, which isn’t as good as actually being there on the scene but with today’s travel restrictions is about as good as is practically possible. Photos are © 2021 RM Sotheby’s with photographer credits where noted.


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Lot # 110 2001 Ferrari 456M GT Coupe, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFWP44B000126917; Grigio Alloy/Blue Scuro leather; Estimate $113,180 – $141,475; Unrestored original 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $90,544 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $104,126. – 5,474/442hp, 6-speed, alloy wheels, Nokia mobile phone, power seats, power windows, air conditioning, factory CD stereo, Assembly No. 44046. – 27,543 miles and barely used. Service documented through 2017. Red Book certified. Good original paint and barely used upholstery. Clean engine compartment. A well-maintained and lightly used example with modest miles showing some age and miles. – Sold by Artcurial at Paris in 2018 for $97,857 (€80,040 all-in at the time.) Still in very good condition and bought here, the first car of the auction, for a realistic price taking its 6-speed into account.

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Lot # 111 1975 Autobianchi 500 Giardiniera; S/N 120309345; Engine # 1200004011677; Beige/Black vinyl; Black cloth sunroof; Estimate $11,318 – $16,977; Unrestored original 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $9,054 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $10,413. – 500/21.5hp, 4-speed, silver wheels, folding sunroof, folding rear seats, suicide doors. – Aged paint with abundant edge and other chips. Dirty original engine compartment. Weak, failing chrome bumpers, exterior trim and gauge bezels. Usable upholstery. A charismatic little wagon usable as is. It is probably more complicated and expensive to address its many needs than is financially justified. – There are no show trophies waiting for this 500 Giardiniera but that doesn’t mean it isn’t going to be a fun weekend driver. The folding sunroof is ideally suited for taking goats or dogs for a ride with their heads peeking out of the opening. It is impossible to argue with the price it brought.

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Lot # 112 1954 Jaguar XK 140 Roadster; S/N 810532; Engine # G1445-8; Silver/Dark Red leather; Estimate $113,180 – $158,452; Older restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $79,226 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $91,110. – 3,442/190hp, 4-speed, steel wheels, hubcaps, skirts, Lucas fog lights, red tonneau cover, dual exhausts, JDHT certificate documented. – It isn’t clear if it has a top. Very good older repaint both outside and under the hood. Neat engine compartment with polished cam covers and carburetor dashpots, modern hose clamps. Good upholstery. Matching numbers cylinder head but replacement engine block. – An attractively restored XK 140 that has been conscientiously maintained since restoration in 2013 and looks like it was done more recently. It would not have been excessively expensive even at the low estimate and is definitely a good value in this transaction. This auction was not about mainstream cars like this XK 140, but rather focused upon the more exotic high end performance and racing cars. As the third car in the auction it was taking time for the audience at Circuit Paul Ricard to tune up for lots like this and the buyer of this lot was rewarded for thinking outside the race car box.

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Lot # 113 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider Veloce, Body by Pininfarina; S/N AR1411112; Engine # AR0054865178; Red/Black vinyl; Black top; Estimate $45,272 – $67,908; Older restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $81,490 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $93,713. – 1,779/132hp, Weber carburetors, 5-speed, silver steel wheels, hubcaps, fender mirrors, woodgrain steering wheel, head rests, covered headlights, blanked radio opening. – Lightly creased upholstery with a scrape on the passenger’s seat. Good gauges and steering wheel. Floor-hinged pedals with good pedal pads. Attractive upholstered dash top with red stitching. Good chrome except for pitted fender mirrors. Sound paint with a few application flaws and fisheyes. Altogether, an attractive and reassuring roundtail covered headlight Spider Veloce. – The final year for the “Osso di Seppia” (Cuttlefish bone) roundtail covered headlight Spider Veloce, even better because in Europe where this car was delivered it had Webers from new instead of the then-funky but now-refined Spica mechanical fuel injection these cars came with in the US. This lot caught the attention, as it should, of the Paul Ricard bidders but in the end brought a markedly superior price that is hard to comprehend. It is more than the Sprint Speciale that followed and although the SS was not very good this is not a rational differential.

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Lot # 114 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale, Body by Bertone; S/N AR380684; Engine # AR0012100593; White/Grey leather, Blue vinyl; Estimate $101,862 – $124,498; Visually maintained, largely original 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $73,567 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $84,602. – 1570/115hp, 5-speed, Philips multiband radio, silver wheels, hubcaps, Dell’Orto carbs, 5-speed, Nardi woodrim steering wheel, bug deflector. – Good looking new paint over old paint and filler. Some very poor trim chrome including badly repaired taillight housings. Ugly underbody with peeling old undercoat and surface rusted patches. Engine compartment repainted body color. Handsome, but has comprehensive needs. – Sold by Gooding at Pebble Beach in 2015 for the rather astounding sum of $126,500 (€113,900). Today’s result is €74,750 all-in. The odometer shows 65,938 km; in 2015 it was 65,891, 47 km less than today. It is a better and more thoughtfully prepared and presented car today than it was six years ago, but still fraught with issues that need to be addressed to bring it to more than barely usable standards. Among Giulia Sprint Speciales this is a relative bargain, but it deserved to be.

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Lot # 115 1963 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Cabriolet; S/N 11102310026971; Engine # 12798410002986; Burgundy/Cognac leather; Burgundy cloth top; Estimate $169,770 – $226,360; Recent restoration 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $186,747 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $214,759. – 2,195/115hp sohc six, fuel injection, floor shift 4-speed, Becker Mexico radio, Euro headlights. – Excellent paint. Inviting, luxurious interior. Crisp gauges and engine compartment. Restored some 6 or 7 years ago and showing 1,831 km on its odometer, presumably since the restoration, it is still exceptional. – This is an exceptional car, not only inherently as one of M-B’s most refined models but also for its thorough and sympathetic restoration and preservation since it was completed. That said, it also is seriously expensive in this transaction, a result that pushes it perilously close to 300 SE and 280 SE 3.5 cabriolet values. On the other hand with adequate power and a 4-speed it will reward spirited driving in a way that neither of those provides. It is expensive, but the enthusiasm is understandable.

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Lot # 116 1973 Porsche 911S 2.4 Targa; S/N 9113310464; Engine # 6331165; Light Ivory/Black leather; Black roof panel top; Estimate $169,770 – $226,360; Modified restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $135,816 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $156,188. – 2,341/230hp, Bosch fuel injection, 5-speed, Fuchs wheels, Michelin XWX tires, tinted glass, headrest seats, Blaupunkt stereo, rear seat belts, dual outside mirrors, jack, tool kit, manuals. – Quality older repaint, leather upholstery and refinished wheels but otherwise a quality, well-maintained largely original car. Engine upgraded in Jean Guikas’ ownership from 190 to 230hp. – Sold by RM at Villa Erba in 2015 for $210,068 (€190,400, this result is €138,000) with a subsequent engine rebuild and performance upgrade. The result here might please Porsche purists who won’t endorse the uprated engine but for the end user this is a quality car with eye-opening performance at a modest price.

Lot # 117 2003 BMW M3 CSL Coupe; S/N WBSBL95070JB98336; Silver Grey Metallic/Black Alcantara; Estimate $84,885 – $113,180; Unrestored original 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $70,172 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $80,697. – 3,246/355hp inline six, 6-speed automanual, 8-spoke alloy wheels. – One owner, 78,891 km from new with use and wear appropriate to the kilometrage. – During the World Wars the British disguised and armed cargo ships to lure German U-Boats to surface and attack with their deck guns instead of using expensive and scarce torpedoes. They were called Q-Ships and the term has become useful for describing mild-looking performance cars like the 90’s Impala SS. One of 1,383 built, the 2002-2004 BMW M3 CSL (Coupe Sport Leichtbau) also fits that description, hiding an uprated engine in a lightened coupe package that looks like an ordinary E46 coupe. It was $81,000 or so new and obviously is still much appreciated by the BMW faithful, selling here for about what it cost new even with 78,891 km on the clock and displaying ample evidence of everyday use.

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Lot # 118 2012 Audi R8 GT3 LMS Ultra Coupe; S/N AS42A0FGT3130516; White, “FIFA World”/Black; Estimate $282,950 – $396,130; Competition car, original as-raced 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $130,157 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $149,681. – 5,204/562hp V-10, 6-speed sequential, roll cage, carbon fiber wing, black centerlock alloy wheels, Michelin slicks, race equipped. – Factory-built, raced from new by Sainteloc Racing in the Blancpain Endurance Series, 2nd at Monza, 4th at the Spa 24 Hours, 7th at Nürburgring. 3rd overall in the 2014 series. Clean and tidy but as-raced with stone chips, scrapes and scratches appropriate to serious track use. No racing history after 2016 and no service history offered. – Invoiced from Audi Sport for €392,581 plus €25,000 for the roll cage. Subject to VAT (20%) on the full transaction value which may be at least part of the reason it changed hands for such a moderate price. It also might be prudent reservations about what it will cost to give it the thorough checking and recommissioning it will need before its performance can be realized.

Lot # 119 2006 Ferrari F430 GTC FIA GT2 Coupe; S/N 2450; Metallic Blue, “JMB Racing”/Black cloth; Estimate $707,375 – $820,555; Competition car, original as-raced 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $577,218 plus commission of 13.48%; Final Price $655,029. – 3,995/439hp V-8, Hewland sequential 6-speed, full FIA GT3 safety and performance equipment, air conditioning, Step 5 engine, spare engine (136 GT 014) and other spares included. – Raced by JMB Racing from 2006-2011. 4th in class at Le Mans 2008. At least three other FIA GT podium finishes among its 36 race entries. Uprated in 2009. Clean, orderly race used condition, component crack tested in 2018. Participated in the 2018 Le Mans Classic. Ferrari Classiche certified. Full chassis number is F131 EVOGT 2450. – A lot of performance and sophisticated engineering and construction that’s still impressive today. Now fifteen years old, it is becoming eligible for significant events like the Le Mans Classic and brought a healthy price that reflects all those attributes.

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Lot # 120 1993 Jaguar XJ220 C LM Le Mans GT Coupe; S/N SAJJEAX7AX220838; Metallic Green, “Unipart”/Black cloth; Estimate $1,131,800 – $1,584,520; Competition restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $826,214 plus commission of 13.18%; Final Price $935,150. – Series number 003. 3,498/671hp twin turbo V-6, 5-speed, rear wheel drive, black centerlock alloy wheels, Kumho tires, AP brakes, two Recaro seats, endurance race prepared. – One of four built by Tom Walkinshaw Racing for Le Mans 1993 driven by Jay Cochran, Paul Belmondo and Andreas Fuchs, dnf after a blow tire damaged the cooling system at 176 laps. Taken over by PC Automotive for Le Mans 1995 but also dnf after an engine failure. Later restored by Don Law Racing in 1993 livery. Not a show car but most evidence of its racing use has been superseded by the restoration and it is nearly pristine. – The XK220 has a bad rap but one that is steadily being overshadowed by its style and performance. Originally contemplated as an AWD with V-12 power various factors caused it to be released with a twin turbo V-6 and RWD causing no small amount of kvetching by people who had placed deposits based on the original configuration. Long overlooked, its inherent qualities have incurred favor in recent years and this is a car that is at the pinnacle of XJ220 performance and history even though it didn’t realize its potential at Le Mans. The bidders at Circuit Paul Ricard valued it highly, even if not as high as the pre-sale estimate, and their opinion should not be faulted.

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Lot # 121 1977 March 771 Formula 1; S/N 77101; Blue, Yellow, “Rothmans” /; Black top; Estimate $339,540 – $424,425; Competition restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $311,245 plus commission of 14.32%; Final Price $355,810. – 2,993/480hp Cosworth DFV, 5-speed Hewland, black centerlock alloy wheels, Avon tires. – Apparently raced only once at the Canadian Grand Prix in 1977 driven by Ian Scheckter; engine failed at 29 laps. Later hillclimbed in the UK by Roy Lane and restored for Martin Stretton for historic racing. Expired FIA HTP. Various minor work from 2001-2005 but still orderly, if used. – Entire fields of cars at historic F1 events are made up on Cosworth DFV powered cars and this would be a worthy addition once many dollars, pounds, Euros or Yen are spent on recommissioning and safety checking everything from stem to stern. It is believed to be one of only two 771s built by March and its lack of success goes a long way to explaining why. It is eligible for many prestigious events and, being built from a collection of outsourced components, is far easier to update and maintain than other more exotic cars of the period. After years of little if any use, it is not, however, close to being track-ready and is expensive if only for its lack of in-period racing accomplishments.

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Lot # 122 1990 Footwork-Arrows A11B Formula 1; S/N A11B03; White, “Footwork”, “USF&G”/Black; Estimate $113,180 – $158,452; Competition car, original as-raced 4 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $158,452 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $182,220. – Hewland 5-speed, black centerlock alloy wheels, Avon tires. – Offered without the 3,496/630hp Cosworth DFR V-8, fuel injection that would have powered it in 1990. Insignificant 1990 racing history with a best finish of 9th. Tired and neglected. – This incomplete Footwork-Arrows is little better than garage decor. It was sold at Bonhams Quail Lodge auction in 2012 in the same condition for $54,050 and it should have been sold for pretty much the same price here today but something drew a red mist over the eyes of the bidders at Paul Ricard that resulted in this astounding price for a seriously unsuccessful competition history. There is only a single significant aspect to it, and that’s its livery which reflects the emergence on F1 cars of totally unrelated brands like USF&G Asset Management and that’s not enough to make this incomplete Footwork-Arrows worth this kind of money.

Lot # 123 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I, Body by Pinin Farina; S/N 0849GT; Engine # 0849; Black/Green leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $6,224,900 – $7,922,600; Recent restoration 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $4,442,315 plus commission of 12.63%; Final Price $5,003,264. – 2,953/240hp, 4-speed, covered headlights, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, disc brake upgrade, front fender vents, covered headlights, front bumperettes, Marchal fog lights. – Represented as the numbers-matching engine, gearbox and rear axle. Restored in 2017, original front fender vents re-created in 2021. Excellent paint by Le Coq and gorgeous upholstery and interior trim in bright Turchese (Turquoise) original color. The bezel chrome on some of the gauges is freckled but that’s about all a picky observer could find. – The Ferrari cognoscenti value Cal Spiders more highly but it is impossible to fault the presence, lines, balance and design of Series I 250 GT Cabriolets, particularly covered headlight, bumperette versions like this. It is a sublime automobile that is among the best collaborations between Ferrari and Pinin Farina. Barrett-Jackson had 0849GT in 1996, a quarter-century ago, where it no-saled at $275,000. It also failed to find a buyer at Artcurial’s 2018 Retromobile auction where it was reportedly bid to $6,724,300 (€5,500,000 hammer.) Jean Guikas would have been overjoyed to see it bring that much again but it was not to be. This hammer bid is €1,575,000 ($1,782,600) below the low estimate. In today’s vibrant collector car auction market this is a big miss for a charismatic and rare open Ferrari.

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Lot # 124 1965 Iso Grifo A3/C “Riveted” Coupe, Body by Bertone; S/N B0209; Engine # 691F010750; Deep Burgundy/Black leather; Estimate $1,697,700 – $2,263,600; Visually maintained, largely original 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,810,880 plus commission of 12.81%; Final Price $2,042,899. – 327/300hp, 4-speed, disc brakes, Riveted duralumin alloy body, alloy wheels, Avon tires. – Good fresh repaint and original interior. First owned by French pop star Johnny Hallyday and mostly preserved since his ownership but recently upgraded cosmetically in its original burgundy. Repainted alloy wheels, bashed and rusty wheel nuts. Clean but aged engine compartment with paint loss. Attractive paint but the rest of the car is aged, a shrine to a French pop icon. – One of only ten early Grifo A3/Cs built with riveted avional alloy of which seven are believed to survive. That’s a very good recommendation but in this case it’s not the most valuable aspect of this car, at least in France where any car owned by Johnny Hallyday is revered. It was offered by RM at its 2018 Paris auction prior to the most recent repaint. It no-saled at a reported bid of $2,425,498 (€1,975,000, this successful bid is €1,600,000) showing graphically the difference between the 2018 and 2021 markets.

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Lot # 125 1967 Jaguar XKE SI 4.2 Roadster; S/N 1E14936; Engine # 7E12580-9; Opalescent Silver-Blue/Dark Blue leather; Dark Blue cloth top; Estimate $124,498 – $147,134; Older restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $155,623 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $178,966. – 4,235/265hp, 4-speed, chrome wire wheels, Blaupunkt multi-band radio. – Restored two plus decades ago, then stored until 2016. Clearcoat repainted by the next owner. Creased upholstery, bright crisp gauges. Good engine compartment except for cracked and peeled porcelain on the exhaust manifolds. Better than a driver-quality XKE but not by much. – Sold by RM at Monaco in 2016 just after coming out of storage for $151,791 (€134,400) then at Monterey in 2019 to Jean Guikas after the most recent repaint for $120,400 (€108,600). This result is €137,500 hammer, a price that is fair to both the buyer and the seller.

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Lot # 126 1970 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Spyder, Body by Ghia; S/N AM115S1079; Engine # AM1151079; Black/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $735,670 – $848,850; Older restoration 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $645,126 plus commission of 13.38%; Final Price $731,426. – 4,709/320hp, 5-speed, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Pirelli tires, air conditioning, power windows, Blaupunkt multi-band radio, F.I.V. woodrim steering wheel, alloy spare wheel. – Restored decades ago but little used since with very good paint, chrome and interior. Sharp engine compartment. Represented as the original engine. A very pretty car. – Sold by RM at Monterey in 2004 for $125,400 where it was represented as 47,441 miles. Today the odometer shows 50,000 and the car is as good as it was then, just a lot more expensive but bringing a price it fully deserved.

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Lot # 127 1950 Delahaye 135 MS Cabriolet, Body by Saoutchik; S/N 801610; Burgundy/Cognac leather; Beige cloth top; Estimate $622,490 – $792,260; Cosmetic restoration 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $407,448 plus commission of 13.89%; Final Price $464,038. – RHD. 3,557/160hp, triple carburetors, pre-selector 4-speed, chrome wire wheels, Marchal headlights and fog lights, matching luggage, 4-spoke steering wheel, Commodor pushbutton radio. – First owned by early French collector Albert Prost, sold, then reacquired and bought from the Prost family in 2014 so basically only two owners from new. The condition reflects the age of the cosmetic restoration which was done to standards of a generation ago. It is good enough to drive and enjoy on tours but seems destined for a new restoration. – Offered by Artcurial at Retromobile in 2014 where it was not sold and probably bought by Jean Guikas shortly thereafter. It is an appealing body by Saoutchik, refreshingly free of some of the chrome streaks and embellishments that frequently weigh down this coachbuilder’s designs. This is a strong price for the Delahaye’s aged condition but recognized appropriately the 3-carburetor MS drivetrain and Saoutchik’s sleek coachwork.

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Lot # 128 1956 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Drophead Coupe, Body by Park Ward; S/N LELW94; Engine # L93E; Light Grey, Black fenders/Red leather; Black top; Estimate $311,245 – $396,130; Cosmetic restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $181,088 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $208,251. – 4,887/178hp, automatic, power steering, Lucas headlights and fog lights, hubcaps, trim rings, wide whitewalls, fender mirrors, Blaupunkt AM/FM/SW radio, dual horns, rear compartment tables, power top – Sound paint and partially replaced front seat upholstery. Tight-fitting top. Excellent interior woodwork. Generally good chrome. One of only five built with this Park Ward style (number 705), one of four in lefthand drive. The engine compartment is orderly but has been repainted over old, chipped paint and has some fluid leakage and paint loss. Impressively elegant and rare. – Sold by RM at Monterey in 2015 for $297,000, this is an imposing and distinctive car that will reward its new owner with invitations to many events and tours. The power steering is another important attribute that will endear this Wraith to modern collectors. Its price in this transaction is realistic, taking both its rarity and its aged condition into account.

Lot # 129 1966 Jaguar 420 FT Coupe, Body by Bertone; S/N AF125417DN; Engine # 7F1696-8; Metallic Green/Black leather; Estimate $90,544 – $113,180; Visually maintained, largely original 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $90,544 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $104,126. – 4,235/240hp, two SU carburetors, 4-speed, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Frigette air conditioning, power windows, FIAMM air horns, Blaupunkt multi-band radio. – The only example of this Bertone coachwork on the Jaguar 420 chassis, but there is another on an S-Type platform. Named for Northern Italy Jaguar importer Ferruccio Tarchini. Mediocre older repaint, otherwise original and aged, a nearly unique car on a quality chassis but only a side note on Jaguar or Bertone history. – The coachwork is the story in this transaction, taking a $20,000 Jaguar 420 platform to five times more. The body is fairly generic 60’s Bertone 2+2, but on this chassis it is appealing to Jaguar enthusiasts.

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Lot # 130 1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 18025; Engine # 00173; Argento Metallizzato, Black lower body/Beige leather, Black bars; Estimate $311,245 – $396,130; Older restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $350,858 plus commission of 14.11%; Final Price $400,374. – 4,390/380hp, 4×3 Weber carburetors, 5-speed, 5-spoke centerlock alloy wheels, 3-lobe wheel nuts, Michelin XWX tires, Philips cassette stereo, power windows, Borletti air conditioning. – Ferrari Classiche certified in 2006 with a matching numbers engine and “correct type gearbox”. Mechanically restored by Classiche 2007-2009, repainted and retrimmed subsequently with later engine and suspension overhauls. Quality repaint by Zanasi and unblemished upholstery by Luppi. Clean, orderly engine compartment. Chaste upholstery, bright gauges, good interior trim and panels showing some age. A very good but not exceptional example of Ferrari’s first Berlinetta Boxer. – How good, after all, is a fifteen year old Classiche Red Book? This 365 BB has been repainted, reupholstered and rebuilt (twice) since the Classiche inspection. It’s a good car on the surface and has every indication of having been consistently and sympathetically looked after since 2006, and this result is not a stretch for a model that has enjoyed increased recognition of its milestone status at Ferrari as well as its performance. But reliance on an old Classiche Red Book is a weak reed upon which to rely.

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Lot # 131 1971 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Coupe, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 14461; Azzuro Gladiateur/Black leather; Estimate $203,724 – $248,996; Visually maintained, largely original 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $209,383 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $240,790. – 4,390/320hp, 5-speed, 5-spoke alloy wheels, 3-lobe centerlock nuts, Becker Europa II AM-FM, power windows, air conditioning, Prototipo leather-rim steering wheel. – Good lightly stretched upholstery and dried out faded dashtop hiding under a temporary cover. Freshly repainted in its original color and received a Ferrari Classiche Red Book certification. Reassuring engine compartment repainted over old, chipping paint, all reflecting the minimal care and attention common among C/4s. – Sold at Rick Cole’s Monterey auction in 1991 for $79,380 then at Bonhams Quail Lodge auction in 2019 for $196,000 still wearing its old red paint. In 2019 it showed 72,358 km; today it has 72,844 km, 486 km more. It is said to be one of only three examples originally painted Azzuro Gladiateur which is unfortunate because it complements the C/4’s lines and minimizes the intrusive effect of the black rubber front bumper.

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Lot # 132 2001 Ferrari 360 Challenge Berlinetta, Body by Scaglietti; S/N ZFFYR51B000123327; Engine # 56871; Rosso Scuderia/Red cloth; Estimate $67,908 – $90,544; Competition car, original as-raced 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $90,544 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $104,126. – 3,586/425hp, 6-speed F1 transmission, OMP driver’s seat, Sparco passenger’s seat, OMP roll cage, Assembly No. 40462. – Race car from new, including Italian Pirelli Challenge championship driven by Nicola Gianniberti. Major service including timing belt in 2016. A well-used but apparently never seriously damaged race car that has seen little use in the last decade or so. Seats have duct tape repairs. Ferrari Classiche Red Book certified in 2021. – Sold to Jean Guikas by RM at Monaco in 2018 for $68,718 (€57,500, this transaction is €92,000 all-in). This is a race car sold on a bill of sale but it brought a price more appropriate to a well-used Challenge Stradale which typically bring twice or more what a track 360 Challenge gets. It is expensive in this transaction.

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Lot # 133 1967 Holman Moody Ford Honker II Can-Am; S/N 1; Passino Purple/Black vinyl; Estimate $311,245 – $396,130; Competition restoration 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $248,996 plus commission of 14.77%; Final Price $285,780. – RHD. 377/”600″hp Ford Cleveland with Webers and Gurney-Weslake heads, Hewland LG-600 5-speed transaxle, 6-spoke alloy wheels, Hoosier tires. – Originally raced by Mario Andretti with sponsorship from Paul Newman. Carefully restored and developed by Alex Greaves for Tom Mittler to be a decent vintage racer. Little changed from before, just older. Cracked and chipped, peeling vinyl graphics. Orderly mechanically, engine and suspension rebuilt and new fuel bladders installed in 2008, does not appear to have been run since. – Back in 1967 Andretti said, “Put my name on it and let Newman try to drive it.” Offered by Christie’s at Pebble Beach in 1998 but unsold at a reported bid of $75,000 and in similar, just older, condition when Gooding sold it at Pebble Beach in 2013 in a post-block transaction for $200,000, Tom Mittler spent a fortune trying to make it competitive, and won the 1997 Historic Can-Am with it. A legendary car, but not for the right reason, but has the potential to be competitive in historic events and will be welcomed if only for its wonderful color and history, which support the price it brought here although it’s been dormant for 13 years and will need a generous dose of skilled attention and money before it goes back on track for anything more than demonstration runs.

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Lot # 135 1976 Renault-Alpine A442 Sports Racer; S/N 4422; Yellow, White, Black/Black cloth; Estimate $4,527,200 – $5,659,000; Competition car, original as-raced 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,263,600 plus commission of 12.75%; Final Price $2,552,209. – RHD. 1,997/490hp turbocharged Renault-Gordini 90-degree V-6, Hewland TL200 5-speed transaxle, modular alloy wheels, Avon tires. – Raced by the factory Renault-Alpine team from 1976 until Le Mans 1978 where it was a dnf with gearbox failure as car #3 (according to Renault) driven by Derek Bell and Jean-Pierre Jarier. Its sister A442 s/n 4423, car #2, (again, according to Renault) won. This car was retained by Renault-Alpine in the race-winning livery for promotional purposes. There is, however, a difference of opinion on that based upon physical evidence. Later owned by Jean Sage, Renault F1 team director, then by Adrien Maeght who displayed it at his Musee de l’Automobiliste. Acquired from there in 2014 by Jean Guikas. In well-used post-Le Mans condition with assorted scuffs, cracks, oxidation and age. – Comes with a spares package associated with this chassis. RM also offered as Lot # 134 (but on the block following this lot) a large collection of spares acquired from Harley Cluxton III that sold for €240,000. The dispute over history is significant and the difference between a Le Mans winner and a 162 lap dnf is about the discrepancy between this car’s sale result and the pre-sale low estimate.

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Lot # 136 2001 Lister Storm GT FIA GT Coupe; S/N GTM005; Black/Black cloth; Estimate $622,490 – $792,260; Competition car, original as-raced 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $735,670 plus commission of 13.27%; Final Price $833,288. – RHD. 6,996/546hp, 6-speed Getrag sequential transaxle, Black alloy wheels, Recaro driver’s seat, – two wins in 2003 at Anderstorp and Oschersleben but failed post-race tech at the latter, 2nd at Silverstone and Spa 24 Hours in 2002 and at Monza 2003. Later crashed at Albi and the chassis was replaced with the one from GTM001, retaining the original chassis number (damaged chassis included.) Preserved since in its 2003 Anderstorp-winning livery. An old race car with ample evidence of many race meetings and miles. – Sold by Bonhams at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July 2019 for $582,467 (£465,750, this result is £618,400). A serious GT car in a menacing black livery that deserves to be inspected, refreshed and put back on track so people can hear the keen of that 7-liter Jaguar-based V-12 for themselves.

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Lot # 137 1967 Maserati Mexico 4.7 Coupe, Body by Vignale; S/N AM1121162; Engine # AM1121162; Rosso Cordoba/Senape leather; Estimate $90,544 – $113,180; Visually maintained, largely original 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $108,653 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $124,951. – 4,719/290hp, ZF 5-speed, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, woodrim steering wheel, power steering, air conditioning, cream leather headliner, wood dashboard and door caps. – Repainted assembled, even the windows were left in. Thin, shadowed window trim chrome, weak door handle chrome. Old undercoat in the wheelwells. Good, lightly stretched upholstery. Orderly, but not restored engine compartment. – Sold by Bonhams at Quail Lodge in 2016 for $104,500 (€92,300 at the time, this result is €110,400). This result is strong but the combination of the 4.7 V-8, 5-speed and inviting interior is hard to resist and may have had an optimistic influence on the bidders.

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Lot # 138 1971 Maserati Quattroporte Prototipo 4-Dr. Sedan, Body by Frua; S/N AM121002; Engine # 0A02917; Dark Blue/Beige leather; Estimate $203,724 – $248,996; Older restoration 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $152,793 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $175,712. – 4,719/290hp, 5-speed, alloy wheels, Becker Grand Prix multi-band radio, power windows, – Light scratches on the front bumper and the rubber strip is wavy. Numerous small chips and cracks around the hood. A few small chips around the doors. Rocker trim is lightly pitted. Two very large touched up chips on the right side of the trunk lid. Panel gaps are even. Sound but visibly worn upholstery front and back. Clear gauges and orderly dash. Lug nuts are a little beat up. Chassis is tidy but original and old. Really not in bad shape, but aged. One of two Frua-bodied Quattroporte prototypes and presented by Juan Fangio at the Paris Salon in 1971. Eventually made its way to Spain and was restored in 1980. – Sold by RM at Monterey in 2016 for $88,000 from the Riverside International Automobile Museum. It has benefitted from attention in Jean Guikas’s collection since and is as good as it should have been at Monterey five years ago. It accordingly brought a much better price appropriate to its performance, 5-speed, rarity and style.

Lot # 139 1964 Lamborghini 350 GT Coupe, Body by Touring; S/N 114; Engine # 116; Blue Tegullio/Senape leather; Estimate $622,490 – $792,260; Recent restoration 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $475,356 plus commission of 13.69%; Final Price $540,435. – Alloy body, 3,424/270hp, six Weber carburetors, ZF 5-speed, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Pirelli P4000 tires, fog lights, engine turned gauge panel, power windows, leather rim steering wheel. – Restored in 2019 in the U.S. with very good paint, chrome and interior only lightly stretched on the driver’s seat. Gauges are crisp and clear. The engine compartment is, if anything, better than it came from the factory. One of about 50 early 350 GTs with alloy bodies. – This is a better car than the price it brought, and by a good margin, too. It would not have been overpriced at the pre-sale low estimate and this all-in price is almost $150,000 less. However, it’s realistic to note that this opinion is based upon the catalog and the good assortment of online photography. There may have been something to note in person at Circuit Paul Ricard that tempered bidders’ interest.

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Lot # 140 1948 Delahaye 135 M Cabriolet ‘Malmaison’, Body by Pourtout; S/N 800997; Engine # 800997; Magenta/Beige leather; Beige cloth top; Estimate $396,130 – $509,310; Older restoration 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $135,816 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $156,188. – RHD. 3,557/115hp, triple carburetors, preselector 4-speed, chrome wire wheels, Marchal headlights and fog lights, skirts, magenta leather covered steering wheel rim – This elegant Pourtout-bodied Delahaye 135M once had a radio. Today it has the face plate, mounted upside down, which is indicative of the lack of care or attention it has received in recent years. Tired old repaint. Thin, scuffed chrome. Sound but aged upholstery. Orderly but also aged engine compartment. Restored under Marcel Pourtout’s supervision, displayed on the Pourtout stand at the 1948 Paris Motor Show and at various concours at the time. For the curious, ‘Malmaison’ is a showy carnation flower and also the mansion outside Paris shared by Napoleon Bonaparte and Josephine. – Sold by Christie’s at Pebble Beach in 2001 for $160,000. The Pourtout coachwork artfully segues the pre-war Delahaye 135M chassis with its tall 6-cylinder engine into a more streamlined postwar era. It is a handsome thing but unfortunately neglected and deteriorating. A re-restoration is in order and at this price is where it should be headed. Done to modern concours standards it’s a half-million dollar car, which is where RM estimated it.

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Lot # 141 1968 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada Coupe; S/N IA30309; Red/Beige leather; Estimate $848,850 – $1,075,210; Older restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $679,080 plus commission of 13.33%; Final Price $769,624. – 327/350hp, 4-barrel, 4-speed, centerlock alloy wheels, Goodyear tires, tri-lobe wheel nuts, covered headlights, woodrim steering wheel, power windows. – Restored in 1997 in Italy by Salvatore Diomante, former Bizzarrini foreman. Good older paint and upholstery. The engine compartment shows more age, some fluid leaks and use. For some reason the catalog includes a quote from Bizzarrini specialist Jack Koobs de Hartog testifying to the correctness of the chassis number. Why that testimony is appropriate is not elaborated on, but is troubling. – Sold by Artcurial at Retromobile in 2017 for €705,600 (about $761,500 at the time.) Highly desirable, fast and sexy to look at, this is a realistic price for this car’s history and condition.

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Lot # 142 1958 Porsche 356A 1600 Speedster, Body by Reutter; S/N 84142; Engine # P67751; Silver/Burgundy leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $282,950 – $339,540; Cosmetic restoration 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $260,314 plus commission of 14.67%; Final Price $298,512. – 1,582/102hp 912 engine (#4095142) installed, the original 1582/70hp engine and transaxle are included, 4-speed, chrome wheels, hubcaps. – Cosmetically redone with very good fresh paint over a uniformly filled body. Fresh leather upholstery and interior trim, very good chrome. Underbody is old, if not original, and dirty. The 912 engine is aged and oily. The catalog claims the original engine was rebuilt during the restoration but the thing in the online photos is grimy, dirty and missing its cooling fan. – Sold by Bonhams at Scottsdale in 2014 for $253,000 with 90,914 miles on the odometer. It was sold again in 2019 by Bonhams at Quail Lodge in 2019 for $315,200. Today the odometer reads 92,387 miles. This is a realistic result for a driver quality 70hp Speedster. The extra power of the 912 engine is, at least in a driver, a bonus; the condition of the original engine is a detriment and the two tend to balance out.

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Lot # 143 1976 TOJ SC304 Sports Racer; S/N SC3041076; Gold, “Warsteiner”/Black; Estimate $763,965 – $905,440; Competition restoration 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $679,080 plus commission of 13.33%; Final Price $769,624. – RHD. 2,993/408hp Cosworth DFV, Hewland FG400 5-speed transaxle, limited slip, gold center modular wheels, Avon tires, fire system, – Built by Jorg Obermoser for WEC and Interserie competition, the first of six built and three with DFV power. Little success in period despite Obermoser teaming up with Rolf Stommelen. Refurbished by Foxcraft racing then inspected for Jean Guikas after the 2013 acquisition. Comes with many parts. Duct taped seat. Fuel tank bladders expired in 2016 but other than that it is crisp, clean and professional with very good cosmetics. Comes with spares. – Adaptable to many events and eye-catching in its Warsteiner Pilsner livery, but three-quarters of a million dollars for a car with no notable success in period is asking for a lot of value to be balanced with potential.

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Lot # 144 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 07765; Engine # GP07213; Blue Sera/Beige Scuro leather, cloth; Estimate $2,716,320 – $3,169,040; Modified restoration 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,150,420 plus commission of 12.76%; Final Price $2,424,882. – 3,286/240hp, 5-speed, centerlock alloy wheels, 3-lobe wheel nuts, Dunlop Racing tires, drilled pedal pads on floor mounted pedals, fire system, Willans 4-point belts, driver’s headrest, braced roll bar, short nose, covered headlights, lightweight opening panels. – Bought new by Count Frederic Chandon de Brialles, sold after a year to Claude Bouscary who upgraded from three carburetors to six and raced it in France, winning the French GT Championship in 1967. Restored in 1991 with a Roelofs Engineering six-carburetor engine and competition gearbox that are still installed along with many other competition modifications. The rebuilt original 3-carburetor engine s/n 07765 and gearbox are included along with other removed original items. Ferrari Classiche certified. Very good cosmetics, spotless engine compartment. – With a combination of interesting history, period competition success, top quality race preparation and two engines this 275 GTB has a lot going for it. All of that is reflected in the price it brought, a result that is fair to both the buyer and the seller.

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Lot # 145 1999 Prost AP02 Formula 1; S/N AP0203; Blue, /; Estimate $565,900 – $679,080; Competition restoration 4+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $169,770 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $195,236. – Team car from 1999 used in the first four races driven by Oliver Panis with a best finish of 6th at Brazil. Spare car at France and Britain. BBS alloy wheels, Michelin tires. Comes with some spares – A display car that comes with an appropriate Peugeot AP18 3-liter/800hp V-10 (#1833) and Prost paddle shift gearbox. Probably hasn’t turned a wheel under its own power since 1999. – It’s a French GP car for sale in a French auction, but it hasn’t been used since it came off the track, doesn’t have either an engine or a transmission installed and never finished better than 6th in the four races it entered. This is a realistic price whether it’s as the beginning of a project or as garage art.

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Lot # 146 2005 Saleen S7R FIA GT; S/N 1S9SB18145S000060; White, Blue “Quadrat”/Black cloth; Estimate $735,670 – $905,440; Competition restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $452,720 plus commission of 13.75%; Final Price $514,969. – 427/550hp Ford Cleveland based aluminum V-8, BBS modular alloy wheels, PZero tires, Motec engine management, fire system, roll cage, Sparco suede rim steering wheel. – Bought new by Zakspeed for the FIA GT Championship. Raced for three seasons by three teams, 25 events, three wins. Subsequently restored in the 2005 livery. Fuel bladders expired in 2013 but the rest is, although complicated, in clean, orderly racing car condition. It is running and driving but in need of thorough safety checks and updates. – Saleen S7s have a complicated auction history but looking back over the past several years this appears to be a reasonable result for a privateer entered S7R even though it is well below RM’s generous pre-sale estimate.

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Lot # 147 1978 Lola T298 Sports Racer; S/N HU94; White, Red, Blue “Primagaz”/Black; Estimate $198,065 – $282,950; Competition car, original as-raced 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $220,701 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $253,806. – RHD. BMW M12-7 2,000/300hp engine, Hewland FGA400 Mk II 5-speed transaxle, gold center modular alloy wheels. – 1981 Le Mans Group 6 class winner driven by Jean-Phillippe Grand and Yves Courage prepared by Heini Mader Racing. 1982 and 1983 French Group 6 championship winner, then sold and hill climbed by Henry-Paul Magnan. Only two hours on the rebuilt BMW engine. Good paint in the 1981 Le Mans livery, otherwise aged and neglected. – It’s a Le Mans winner. Admittedly it’s in Group 6, but it will still go on any historic racing event program as the 1981 Le Mans class winner and that counts for a lot. Its aged condition is troubling but is recognized in the pre-sale estimate and the successful bid. It won’t be cheap to get back on track, though.

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Lot # 148 2008 Crawford-Ferrari 430 GT Grand Am; S/N 001; Red/Black; Estimate $113,180 – $135,816; Competition car, original as-raced 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $84,885 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $97,618. – Dinan engine, Crawford built tube frame 2008 Grand Am specs, EMCO gearbox, Motec engine management, carbon fiber body, Alcon brakes, BBS modular wheels, – Built for Scott Tucker at a reported cost of over $750,000 around a Crawford GT06 tube frame. Winner at the SCCA National Championship runoffs in 2009 and 2010. An orderly and well-built but raced car that looks the part with many nicks, cracks, gouges and scratches. – Purchased from the Level 5 Racing liquidation sale at Auctions America’s Spring Auburn auction in 2017 for $79,750 (€73,000 at the time, this result is €75,000 hammer, €86,250 all-in.) This is truly a silhouette F430 and where it might be accepted to race is an open question but at this price it is perfectly suited to be a stimulating track day car.

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Lot # 149 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Race Car; S/N 194678S404229; Red/Black cloth; No top; Estimate $84,885 – $141,475; Competition restoration 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $50,931 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $58,571. – 427 engine with L88 air intake and cowl induction hood, 4-speed, 8-spoke alloy wheels, leather rim steering wheel, black side exhausts, full width roll bar, Simpson 4-point belts, Corbeau seats, chrome bumpers. – Reportedly a replacement 1966 engine. Tired and beat up, with frayed seat upholstery. Aged engine compartment. Sound paint and alloy wheels. – Back in 2005 when it was sold at RM Monterey auction for $110,000 it was described as “463/477bhp. An L89, M21, F41”. Then in 2010 when RM sold it at London for $79,541 it was described as “1967 Dick Guldstrand-supplied 427 V-8 with L89 heads rebuilt and dynoed at 543hp and 510 lb-ft torque at only 5,000 rpm, original Muncie M21 gearbox, 8-spoke (real) Minilite wheels. Documented with tank sticker.” Take your choice although the Circuit Paul Ricard bidders really didn’t want to choose it at all. What ever it is, it’s worth this price.

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Lot # 150 1971 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV Coupe; S/N AR2422952; Engine # AR0051224952; Metallic Grey/Cloth; Estimate $84,885 – $113,180; Modified for competition during restoration 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $40,745 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $46,857. – 1,962/116hp, dual Weber carburetors, 5-speed, steel wheels, alloy spare, Yokohama tires roll cage, one black and one red seat, Sparco 4-point belts, leather rim steering wheel. – Perhaps raced in the 1976 and 1977 Targa Florio. Mediocre old repaint. Mixed interior. Generally dirty and oxidized. Protective old paint. Pitted trim chrome, bumpers removed. A usable car for weekend drives or events but not much more than that. – The sketchy Targa Florio history seems to be based on oral history without documentation. There are many event stickers on the rear window but none mention Targa Florio. The result here is all that the seller could have hoped for. The estimate range is ludicrous and bears no relationship to this Alfa’s disappointing condition.

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Lot # 151 1963 Abarth-Simca 1300 GT Coupe, Body by Sabona & Basano; S/N 130S0091; Blue Azzuro/Black leather; Estimate $396,130 – $509,310; Competition car, original as-raced 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $271,632 plus commission of 14.58%; Final Price $311,245. – 1,288/138hp bialbero, two 2-barrel Weber carburetors, 4-speed transaxle, alloy wheels, covered headlights, long nose body. – Raced in Italy when new by Renato Arfe, then traded back to Abarth. At that point its history gets sketchy as Abarth may have put the original drivetrain into a new long nose body stamped with the original chassis number then sold it to Autotecnica Conrero. It seems rather unnecessarily complicated, but Italian. There is also another s/n 0091. Sold to Fabrizio Violate in 1978 and displayed in his Maranello Rosso museum for the next 36 years. Acquired by Jean Guikas in 2014 with some engine work subsequently but otherwise as it was when owned by Violati, in other words aged, scuffed and dirty. – Sold by Bonhams at the November Bond Street auction in 2014 for $352,637 (£225,500 at the time, this result is £231,000 all-in.) Two transactions seven years apart for a car in essentially identical condition rather conclusively supports the conclusion that this result is fair to both the buyer and the seller.

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Lot # 152 1955 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione; S/N 0385GT; Engine # 0385GT; Red/Black; Estimate $7,922,600 – $10,186,200; Older restoration 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $6,224,900 plus commission of 12.59%; Final Price $7,008,672. – 2,953/240hp, 4-speed, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Englebert tires, sliding side windows, outside fuel filler, – Forerunner to the 250 GT Tour de France with voluptuous Pinin Farina body. Displayed at the 1955 Turin Motor Show. Accident damaged in Greece in 1965 then stored until 1975 when it was retrieved by Steve Barney for whom it was restored by Ferrari. Later owners include Brian Brunkhorst and Hartmut Ibing. Color changed from the original argento in the early 90’s. Engine rebuilt by Talacrest in 1995. Represented as matching-numbers, Ferrari Classiche Red Book certified this year. Casual old repaint over old paint and edge chips. Sound old upholstery and interior trim. Discolored rear and side window aluminum trim, pitted taillight bezel chrome. Orderly, aged engine compartment. Aged chassis. Charmingly original and preserved but would be stunning in the original argento exterior. – An important Ferrari in many respects: handsome transition bodywork from the 250 MM and 375 MM; original components throughout; largely preserved and maintained; not seen in decades. Clearly the star of the show in the Guikas collection auction and a potential collection star for the new owner.

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Lot # 153 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 12525; Engine # 12525; Argento Metallizzato/Black leather, cloth inserts; Estimate $679,080 – $792,260; Cosmetic restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $605,513 plus commission of 13.43%; Final Price $686,861. – Plexi nose, fixed headlights, 4,390/352hp, 5-speed transaxle, centerlock Cromodora alloy wheels, tri-lobe wheel nuts, Michelin tires, Pioneer cassette stereo, power windows, Veglia air conditioning, Ferrari books and folio. – Stored from 1986 to 2016. Overstamped engine internal number. Very good paint, chrome and interior. Orderly engine compartment with paint loss and cylinder block and chassis quickly pressure washed long ago to remove the most obvious road grime. Ferrari Classiche Red Book certified. – Sold by Gooding & Co. at Pebble Beach in 2016 for $715,000 (€631,300 at the time, this result is €606,875 all-in.) It has many desirable attributes but only an older cosmetic restoration, points that put this result on the line between realistic and expensive.

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Lot # 154 1986 Ferrari Testarossa Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFTA17B000063909; Engine # 00604; Argento/Red leather; Estimate $124,498 – $169,770; Visually maintained, largely original 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $282,950 plus commission of 14.50%; Final Price $323,978. – Single high-mount outside mirror (monospecchio) and centerlock alloy wheels (monodado), 4,942/380hp, 5-speed, air conditioning, full tool roll, jack. – Very good repaint in the original color. Good original interior with lightly stretched driver’s seat cushion. The engine compartment is clean and detailed like new, at least on top. Not pristine, but has led a good life with caring custodians. – Sold by Artcurial at Paris in 2018 for $148,913 (€125,160 at the time, this result is €286,250 all-in.) It is a desirable configuration, but this result is a hammer bid $113,000 more than the high estimate. A transaction that defies comprehension.

Lot # 155 1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400 ‘Periscopio’ Coupe, Body by Bertone; S/N 1120110; Engine # 1120110; Black/Black leather; Estimate $848,850 – $1,018,620; Older restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $905,440 plus commission of 13.13%; Final Price $1,024,279. – 3,929/375hp, six Weber 45DCOE carburetors, 5-speed transaxle, Michelin tires, Campagnolo alloy wheels, adjustable suspension, under bumper fog lights, air conditioning, tool kit inside the spare wheel. – Color changed from red when repainted. Very good paint, nearly unblemished upholstery and interior trim, crisp and clear gauges. Chassis is like new. Impressively restored and maintained showing 52,526 believable miles. – Sold by Artcurial at Retromobile in 2016 for $1,164,895 (€1,072,800, this result is €905,000 all-in.) The LP400 is the most pure expression of the original concept with its quirky “periscope” rear view mirror, adjustable suspension and lightweight features. The result here, while within the pre-sale estimate range, is still a very good value for the new owner.

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Lot # 156 1984 CUV Offshore Class 1 “Miura” Motorboat; S/N; Red/Red; Estimate $113,180 – $169,770; Unrestored original 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $70,861 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $81,490. – Two 720hp Lamborghini V-12 engines. – Built by CUV (Cantieri Uniti Viareggio), winner of the 1984 UIM World offshore racing championship skippered by Alberto Petri when it had a pair of Mercruiser V-8s. – A reasonable price to pay for two Lamborghini V-12 engines.

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Lot # 157 1967 Lola T70 Mk III Coupe; S/N SL73111; Red, White stripe/Black; Estimate $735,670 – $905,440; Competition car, original as-raced 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $430,084 plus commission of 13.82%; Final Price $489,504. – RHD. Small block Chevrolet V-8, four dual choke Weber carburetors, Hewland LG600 transaxle, centerlock alloy wheels, tri-lobe wheel nuts, Avon tires. – Rebodied as a Mk IIIB coupe in the mid-80’s, then back to the original and present Mk III body in the mid-90’s. Raced when new by Yngve Rosquist in Sweden. Went to the U.S. in 1968. Acquired by Jean Guikas in 2004. Protective paint, oxidized aluminum and wheels. Runs and drives but hasn’t been seriously exercised since the turn of the century and needs service, safety checks and updating. No indication of the displacement or horsepower of the engine. – Offered by RM at London in 2009 where it was bid to $594,943 without selling. The T70 is one of the most beautiful cars ever built and it is certainly one of the most beautiful racing cars, right in there with the Ferrari 330P3. This T70 has an undistinguished race history and hasn’t had much more than superficial attention in decades. It will take wheelbarrow loads of money to get it in shape to make a serious track appearance, but in the meantime it will be beautiful to look at.

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Lot # 158 2012 Ferrari 458 GTD GT Racer; S/N F142GT33486GAM; Black, Chrome roof/Black cloth; Estimate $452,720 – $565,900; Competition car, original as-raced 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $305,586 plus commission of 14.35%; Final Price $349,443. – 4,497/550hp, 7-speed. Specially constructed GT Daytona class Ferrari 458 GTD – Orderly but used, scuffed nose. Raced at Daytona and Sebring in 2014 and appears to be in as-raced condition. – Sold by Auctions America at Auburn Spring in 2017 during the liquidation of Scott Tucker’s Level 5 Motorsport for $236,500, €216,500 with this result being €308,750 all-in. A great track car that is more appreciated today than it was four years ago.

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Lot # 159 1968 Ferrari Dino 206 GT Coupe, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 00186; Engine # 0002069; Rosso Dino, /; Estimate $537,605 – $622,490; Visually maintained, largely original 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $475,356 plus commission of 13.69%; Final Price $540,435. – 1,987/180hp, 5-speed, centerlock alloy wheels with tri-lobe wheel nuts 0004479 – Mediocre old repaint in the original color with serious cracks behind the quarter windows, known ownership history from new. Sound upholstery and orderly engine compartment. Matching numbers (0004479) engine included. The present engine is a 2-liter Fiat Dino. Ferrari Classiche inspection done, but certification is not completed. – Sold by RM at London in 2015 for $527,570 (€474,600, this result is €477,500). The 44th Dino 206 GT built and sought by collectors for their light weight and purity of design, as these two results six years apart show, this is a reasonable result both then and now.

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Lot # 160 1963 Facel Vega Facel II Coupe; S/N HK2B171; Engine # 278858; Metallic Blue/Tan leather; Estimate $316,904 – $362,176; Unrestored original 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $220,701 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $253,806. – Chrysler 383/355hp V-8, automatic, power steering, power brakes, chrome wire wheels with tri-ear nuts, power windows, Voxson 8-track stereo, Hella driving lights. – Displayed at the 1963 Geneva Motor Show. Bought there and remained with that family until 2016. Sound original paint, chrome and interior. Clear, crisp gauges, good interior wood trim. Unrestored engine compartment and chassis. Attractively original and well-preserved. – Sold by RM at Paris in 2016 from the original family for $259,920 (€235,200, this result is €224,250 all-in.) This is a car that should be preserved, and has been since Jean Guikas bought it at RM five years ago. The price it brought here (and in 2016, by the way) is realistic.

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Lot # 161 1948 Delahaye 135 M Coupe, Body by Antem; S/N 800990; Dark Blue/Light Grey leather; Estimate $198,065 – $282,950; Visually maintained, largely original 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $130,157 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $149,681. – RHD. 3,557/115hp, triple Solex carburetors, pre-selector 4-speed, black wire wheels, Marchal fog lights and headlights, skirts, front hinged front fenders for engine access, banjo spoke steering wheel, Philips radio. – One of only two examples of this body known to have been built, the other is in the Schlumpf collection. Featured on the cover of the 1948 Salon de l’Automobile catalog. Superficial old repaint and replaced upholstery. Old gauges. Orderly engine but unrestored compartment and chassis. Dramatically attractive with long hood and sweeping fenders. – Sold by Artcurial at Retromobile in 2014 for $154,764 (€113,700, this result is €132,250 all-in.) Good enough condition to be used with some pride, although having sat in the Guikas collection for seven years some remedial work is in order, this is a high quality car with elegant coachwork.

Lot # 162 1933 Delage D8 S Cabriolet, Body by Pourtout; S/N 38237; Amaranth, Black fenders/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $1,131,800 – $1,584,520; Visually maintained, largely original 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $848,850 plus commission of 13.17%; Final Price $960,615. – 4,061/118hp, single carburetor, body color wheel discs, Lester tires, Marchal headlights, rear-hinged doors, folding windshield, rear-mounted cloth covered spare – Bought off the show stand at the 1933 Paris Motor Show. Later owned by chef Andre Surmain and later by Albert Prost and his family from 1978-2014. Coachwork designed by De Corvaia, executed by Pourtout, a sleek design even on the short wheelbase D8S chassis. Never fully restored but with sound paint and interior. Most of the chrome is weak. The chassis is aged and dirty and the car is probably due for restoration which its complete and sound condition will make straightforward if not inexpensive. – Sold by Artcurial at Retromobile in 2014 for $1,260,112 (€925,600) and offered by Gooding at Pebble Beach in 2015 where the reported high bid was $1.1 million (€990,100) both while still in its prior Albert Prost livery of yellow over black fenders. The subsequent repaint favors the body’s style and gives it a subtle grace but doesn’t seem to have helped its value. It is an exceptional car, bought for a moderate price and the new owner should be very happy with both the car and the price paid for it.

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Lot # 163 1987 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe, Body by Zagato; S/N SCFCV81Z0HTL20053; Engine # V5800053X; Javelin Grey/Black leather; Estimate $396,130 – $509,310; Unrestored original 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $418,766 plus commission of 13.85%; Final Price $476,771. – 5341/408hp, 5-speed ZF transmission, alloy wheels, Blaupunkt CD stereo, power windows, air conditioning, Speedline smooth face alloy wheels. – One of 14 lefthand drive manual gearbox V8 Vantage Zagatos. New tires. Delaminating windshield edges. Very good original paint, barely creased upholstery, bright gauges. The odometer shows 15,564 believable km. – Several V8 Zagatos have shown up since 2018. This is the second Vantage coupe with the most recent being at RM London two weeks ago, a no-sale at $337,275 (£250,000.) That car, s/n.. 20049, also no-saled at Bonhams Bond Street in 2018 where it attracted a reported bid of $459,792 (£360,000.) As recently as ten years ago V8 Vantage coupes struggled to exceed $200,000 but more recently have been building value culminating in this magnanimous result.

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Lot # 164 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe 2+2, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 2769GT; Engine # 2769GT; Ivory/Beige leather; Estimate $282,950 – $339,540; Visually maintained, largely original 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $339,540 plus commission of 14.17%; Final Price $387,642. – 2,953/240hp, 5-speed, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Michelin tires, Voxson 8-track stereo, grille-mounted fog lights. – Well-worn but sound original upholstery. Ferrari Classiche inspected confirming the original matching-numbers drivetrain, but no certificate described in this transaction. Mediocre old repaint. Clean engine but unrestored engine compartment and chassis. Represented as 67,666 km from new. – This is an ordinary 250 GTE. It’s preserved (except for the paint). It has modest known miles. It’s also used and old. This is an appropriate price for it, and far from the days when perfectly good GTEs were cut up to make TR replicas.

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Lot # 165 1979 Ferrari 512 BB Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 27773; Black/Black leather; Estimate $282,950 – $339,540; Visually maintained, largely original 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $248,996 plus commission of 14.77%; Final Price $285,780. – 4,942/380hp, Weber carburetors, 5-speed, centerlock alloy wheels, Michelin tires, Blaupunkt cassette stereo, power windows, Borletti air conditioning, tool roll, jack, manuals. – Good paint, lightly worn original upholstery consistent with the 22,623 miles that are probably original. No service history described. Ferrari Classiche Red Book certified. – A usable example that has all the indicia of a car that’s never fallen into disrepair or been neglected and it brought a superior price better suited for a 512 BB in better condition. The successful hammer bid may be under the pre-sale low estimate, but it is generous in the larger context even with so few kilometers from new.

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Lot # 166 1972 Maserati Bora Coupe; S/N AM117288; Engine # AM1070747288; Rosso Fuoco/Black leather; Estimate $226,360 – $282,950; Visually maintained, largely original 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $186,747 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $214,759. – 4,719/310hp, 5-speed transaxle, alloy wheels, power windows, Audiovox cassette stereo, Maserati Classiche certified, owner’s manual. – Good repaint over old paint with some painted-over chips. Very good upholstery and interior trim. Bright, clear gauges. Attractive, clean engine compartment with minor paint loss on labels. Represented as the numbers-matching engine on a Bora with 10,431 miles from new. – Low miles and great preservation brought a curve-setting price for this Bora.

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Lot # 167 1976 Rolls-Royce Camargue Coupe, Body by Mulliner Park Ward; S/N JRX20784; Richmond Blue/Parchment leather; Estimate $79,226 – $101,862; Unrestored original 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $50,931 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $58,571. – 6,750/220hp, automatic, yellow headlights and fog lights, Blaupunkt CD changer stereo, air conditioning, large hubcaps, trim rings, narrow whitewalls, power steering, power brakes, tools, jack, build sheet documented. – Coachwork by Mulliner, Park Ward to a Pininfarina design. Sound original paint, stretched and surface creased original upholstery. Clean engine room. A sound and presentable unrestored Rolls-Royce. – Distinctive and still elegant and exclusive, this Camargue has ageless presence. A newer Rolls-Royce coupe would cost more (a lot more) but would confer no more prestige on its driver and passengers. The price is appropriate even while it reflects only a small premium for preservation and originality.

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Lot # 168 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera ‘Turbo-Look’ Speedster; S/N WP0EB0913KS173014; Engine # H6; Linen Grey Metallic/Cashmere Beige leather; Estimate $158,452 – $203,724; Unrestored original 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $158,452 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $182,220. – 3,164/215hp, 5-speed, black center Fuchs wheels, short shift lever, Blaupunkt Charleston cassette stereo, comfort seats, air conditioning. – Cover car for January 1990 Road & Track. 27,609 believable miles. Original and unrestored, represented as the matching-numbers engine, Porsche CoA documented. Not pristine, but very good with only a little road grime in the engine compartment and light stretching of the upholstery. – Sold by Bonhams at Quail Lodge in 2019 for $145,600 when it couldn’t have been much, if any, better than it is today. It’s worth a little more today, which is what it brought here at Circuit Paul Ricard.

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Lot # 169 2007 Aston Martin DBRS9 FIA GT3; S/N DBRS9016; Engine # DBRS1019; Aston Green, Silver accents/Black cloth; Estimate $396,130 – $509,310; Competition restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $192,406 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $221,267. – 5,935/550hp V12, Xtrac 6-speed sequential transmission, 10-spoke centerlock alloy wheels, Michelin Pilot Sport tires, Recaro seat, roll cage, carbon fiber wing and splitter. – Raced 2007-2010 by Villois Racing with many top ten, podium and winning finishes in class. Rebuilt by the race team after 2010 with good paint and mechanical refurbishment but many of the original racing fixes and modifications. Clean and orderly but not unblemished. One of 26 DBRS9s built. Adaptable and fast. – This is far more performance than the money paid for it here although it’s going to take some more money and expert attention to return it to the track and realize its performance. The bidders were shy about paying for it and the result is a solid value.

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Lot # 170 1981 Ferrari 512 BB/LM Endurance GT; S/N 35529; Engine # 0019; Red, “Ferrarelle”/Black; Estimate $2,546,550 – $3,395,400; Competition car, original as-raced 4+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,980,650 plus commission of 12.79%; Final Price $2,233,890. – 4,942/550hp dohc flat twelve, 5-speed, Gotti modular wheels. – One of 16 Series III BB/LMs built, five to race at Le Mans and the only one to do it twice, in 1981 and 1984 by Fabrizio Violati’s Bellancauto team for which it was built from a Ferrari-supplied tub. Then placed in the Maranello Rosso museum until 2014. Original and as-raced. Ferrari Classiche certified as the original engine and “correct-type transmission.” – Sold at Bonhams auction of the Maranello Rosso collection in August 2014 for $990,000 (€740,000 at the time, this result is €1,973,750.) It is to all intents and purposes exactly the same today as it was seven years ago, other than being seven years older. The extra million and a quarter dollars for it today is astounding and is, even taking into account inflation over that period, a hefty return on investment which the new owner should not anticipate over the next seven years.

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Lot # 171 1970 Huron 4A 2-Litre Sports Prototype; S/N 01; Yellow, White “Camel Filters”/Black; Estimate $113,180 – $158,452; Competition restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $96,203 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $110,633. – RHD. 1,975/236hp Cosworth BDG, Hewland FT200 5-speed transaxle, – One of three Huron 4As built with sponsorship from R.J. Reynolds and Camel cigarettes. Failed to qualify for the 1971 Le Mans 24 Hours. Various owners since. S/n 02 was once used by DAF to demonstrate their Variomatic gearbox. Restored by Simon Hadfield in the early 00’s with the present BDA engine and still in nearly like new condition today. – Sold by RM at London in 2011 for $133,602 and unchanged since then except by the passage of time which appears to have been managed very well in Jean Guikas’s care. This is a well-constructed car, but one of negligible significance and the price for it is something of a gift.

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Lot # 172 2012 Lola B12/80 IMSA LMP2; S/N HU05; Black/Black cloth; Estimate $509,310 – $622,490; Competition car, original as-raced 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $237,678 plus commission of 14.88%; Final Price $273,047. – RHD. 3.6-liter Judd M3 V-8. – Raced by Dempsey Racing at Lime Rock, Mid-Ohio, Road America, Laguna Seca and Road Atlanta in Petit Le Mans in 2012. Later owned by Scott Tucker’s Level 5 Racing. Extensively modified and updated in 2019 with €100,000 of service and updates. Fairly fresh and race-ready. – Sold by Auctions America at Spring Auburn in 2017 in the liquidation of Tucker’s Level 5 team for $82,500. At that point it was a rolling chassis and claimed a different race history. It now has an engine, runs and drives, and added more value in this transaction than was spent to get it to this condition. There is another HU05 out there, a pieced-together display car also sold at Auburn Spring in 2017. The 2019 preparation as described is thorough, however, and bringing this Lola, one of the last built by Lola, back to racing condition might be straightforward. Having spent this much money the new owner hopes so.

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Lot # 173 2005 Ferrari 575 GTC FIA GT Coupe; S/N F133MGT2224; Engine # 21; Black/Black cloth; Estimate $3,395,400 – $4,527,200; Competition car, original as-raced 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,659,730 plus commission of 12.71%; Final Price $2,997,855. – 5,999/600hp, 6-speed sequential gearbox, all the racing features appropriate in 2005. – Built by Ferrari for the Rock Media Motors team, the last front-engined V-12 powered GT race car built by Ferrari. Raced in Italy in 2005-2006. Never earned a podium, or came closer than 6th place. Original, as-raced and comes with a spare engine. – The value of this Ferrari is purely up to the bidders as $3 million for a car with bupkus racing success is the product of a convoluted and unique value calculus that is opaque to those looking at this transaction from a disinterested distance. RM’s presale estimate range was not on the same page as the bidders’ final decision, but both were within the same chapter. No 575 GTC has ever sold at auction (not that many even appear at auction) for more than just over $500,000 and this is nearly six times the best ever result.

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Lot # 174 2001 Porsche 996 Turbo SCCA “Hurricane”; S/N WP0AB29941S685346; Black/Black carbon fiber; Estimate $141,475 – $198,065; Competition car, original as-raced 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $169,770 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $195,236. – 3.6 liter, twin turbocharged methanol injected 1,050hp engine, Megaline 6-speed paddle shift gearbox, all-wheel drive, Motec engine management, water cooled PFC brakes, 18-inch Megaline wheels, carbon fiber silhouette body and more. – Clean, orderly and race ready. A technology demonstration project undertaken by Scott Tucker’s Level 5 Motorsports with Kelly Moss to see just how far a “Porsche 911” could be taken. The answer is pretty far and this is a 911 in silhouette only. – Staggering performance that makes even a 935K3 pale by comparison. It was bought at the Auctions America Auburn Spring auction disposition sale of the Level 5 Motorsports team in 2017 for $129,250 and the bidders must have gotten more brave since then to pay this much more for it when it will need six-figures of setup, safety and integrity updating to scare a driver silly. It is a wonder to contemplate in its complexity and sophisticated technology. On the other hand in terms of performance per dollar this may be the best value to have crossed an auction block since Auburn Spring 2017. It depends on the outlook and approach.

Lot # 175 1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16V 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N WDB2010341F252710; Blue-Black Metallic/Anthracite leather; Estimate $22,636 – $33,954; Unrestored original 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $18,109 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $20,825. – 2,298/183hp dohc four, Getrag 5-speed, alloy wheels, limited slip, power driver’s seat, power windows, air conditioning, Sony CD changer stereo. – Hard to fault in the seventeen photos shown online. The engine compartment and seats are clean and barely used despite the odometer showing 155,453 km. This is to all intents and purposes a babied and cherished car that has been driven carefully over the past 34 years. – The 190E 2.3-16V with its Cosworth 16-valve cylinder head is a niche automobile, one that sneaks below most casual observers’ radar. Its performance, however, makes it a police radar target even with attention minimized by subtle paint like this Blue-Black metallic. An FIA Rally homologation special, it also had an optimized suspension and quicker steering, adapting it to carve curves like no other M-B of the time. The bidders at the Guikas auction weren’t as tuned as the 190 E 2.3-16V’s suspension was and let this very good example slip past at a moderate price, “under the radar”.

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Lot # 176 1981 Lamborghini Countach LP400 S Coupe, Body by Bertone; S/N 1121296; Engine # 1121198; Red/Beige leather; Estimate $339,540 – $452,720; Unrestored original 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $430,084 plus commission of 13.82%; Final Price $489,504. – 3,929/375hp, 5-speed, smooth 5-hole telephone dial wheels, Pirelli PZero Asimmetrico tires, air conditioning, cassette stereo, brown suede dash, – Good paint. Cherry upholstery and interior. Clean, orderly engine compartment with some paint loss but no grime. Largely original and exceptionally well-preserved showing 46,232 believable km. Four owners from new. A choice Countach in its original colors. – Sold by RM at London in September of 2015 for $399,932 (€359,700 at the time, this result is €432,500 all-in.) This result reflects a serious premium for originality and consistent care.

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Lot # 177 1976 Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2; S/N 19489; Engine # 01119; Oro Kelso/Black leather; Estimate $67,908 – $90,544; Visually maintained, largely original 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $73,567 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $84,602. – 4,390/340hp, 5-speed, built in Alcatel Radiotelephone, Ansa exhaust, five Cromodora centerlock alloy wheels, Michelin XWX tires, AutoSound A310 cassette stereo, air conditioning. – Superficial but protective repaint in the original color. Sound and lightly used original upholstery appropriate to the 78,574 km on the odometer. Peeling wheel paint and scratched wheel nuts. Clean engine with paint loss from being hosed down. A bit nasty, but honest and represented with the original matching numbers engine, gearbox and rear axle. – Here’s an intriguing choice: a 365 GT4 2+2 or a 365 GTC/4 like lot #131 sold for $240,790? The C/4 was a 3+ condition car (based upon the catalog and online photos) and this GT4 isn’t as good, but close enough. Is a C/4 worth three times this GT4? The bidders at Paul Ricard gave this GT4 a tiny premium over the low estimate while the C/4 bidders discounted it from the estimate. Opinions might vary, but the GT4 bidders seem to have better aligned their values. This is a solid, if generous, result for an underappreciated Ferrari.

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Lot # 178 1972 Maserati Ghibli SS 4.9 Coupe, Body by Ghia; S/N AM115492426; Brown Metallic/Cream leather; Estimate $254,655 – $311,245; Visually maintained, largely original 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $254,655 plus commission of 14.72%; Final Price $292,146. – 4,930/355hp, four Weber carburetors, 5-speed, centerlock alloy wheels. – Good clearcoat repaint and unblemished upholstery. Sharp gauges. The chrome is surprisingly good and consistent. If this were a ’72 Plymouth we’d call the color Burnt Orange, not brown, and it suits the Ghibli’s design and the cream upholstery. Sketchily documented and with a bare minimum of online photos. – The on-site bidders’ opinion (or in this case the RM Specialists’ reports to the internet bidder who ultimately bought it) rule. A described engine rebuild was so long ago that bidders’ grandkids were still in middle school. It all balanced out in this result, a reasonable result.

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Lot # 179 1959 Facel Vega Excellence 4-Dr. Hardtop; S/N EX1B052; Black/Red leather; Estimate $169,770 – $226,360; Cosmetic restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $135,816 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $156,188. – 383/355hp Chrysler V-8, dual quads, 5-speed manual transmission, power steering and brakes, power windows, RCA Victor pushbutton radio, wheel covers, Pirelli blackwall tires, Marchal headlights and fog lights. – Old undercoat in the wheel wells and on the chassis. Neat and clean engine compartment. Very good exterior paint and chrome. The upholstery, interior trim, chrome and wood dashboard are particularly good, luxurious, inviting and very red. Described as one of only 21 built with the 4-speed out of a total of 134. – The 4-speed is an odd combination considering that the Chrysler TorqueFlite automatic was by this time very refined and reliable. It is, however, desirable today. Sold by Artcurial at Retromobile in 2015 for $204,640 (€180,600) and by RM at Paris last year for $117,076 (€106,375, this result is €138,000). The combination of the dual quad Hemi and Pont-a-Mousson 4-speed is at the top of the desirable features list, missing only air conditioning to be spectacular, and the result here is a realistic reflection of the car’s value.

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Lot # 180 1951 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible; S/N 516260152; Mist Grey Metallic/Red leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $67,908 – $90,544; Older restoration 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $45,272 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $52,063. – 331/160hp, automatic, power steering, wheel covers, wide whitewalls, skirts, fog lights, pushbutton radio, power windows, dual outside mirrors. – Sound paint and lightly creased upholstery. Tight-fitting top. Good major chrome but all the trim inside and out is thin, veined and pitting. Restored to very good standards in 1992 but the restoration’s age is showing. – Sold by Bonhams at Quail Lodge in 2012 for $64,400 (€52,300, this result is €46,000 all-in.) Today’s result is appropriate for the restoration’s age and condition.

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Lot # 181 1968 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 11525; Engine # 11525; Silver/Black leather; Estimate $141,475 – $198,065; Visually maintained, largely original 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $186,747 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $214,759. – 4,390/320hp, 5-speed, power steering and brakes, air conditioning, power windows, Blaupunkt multi-band radio, centerlock alloy wheels, 3-lobe wheel nuts, Goodyear tires – Cracked, torn original driver’s seat needs to be redone. The passenger’s seat is somewhat better and can be saved; the rear seats are very good. The engine compartment is clean and maintained but aged with paint loss. Sound older repaint and chrome. Represented as the matching numbers engine, gearbox and differential. Comes with a Ferrari Classiche inspection report but no certificate. The odometer shows 75,212 km but there is no claim that it is original. – The bidders must have been convinced the km showing on the odometer are right because that’s the only way paying this much for it could be explained.

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Lot # 182 1965 Jaguar XKE SI 4.2 Roadster; S/N 1E12068; Engine # 7E2770-9; OE White/Red leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $113,180 – $135,816; Visually maintained, largely original 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $121,669 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $139,919. – 4,235cc, triple Weber carburetors, 4-speed, Audiovox cassette stereo, chrome wire wheels, blackwall tires. – Sound paint and upholstery. Torn shift lever boot. Scuffed rear bumpers and pitting taillight housings. Erratically restamped cylinder head number. No number stamping on the chassis. The engine compartment is orderly but starting to show rust through inadequately prepared and applied paint. The odometer shows 2,783 miles, probably since restoration. – Sold by RM at Amelia in 2006 for $56,100 and the odometer shows another 655 miles since then. This XKE isn’t as good as it wants to be and various issues including the missing chassis number stamp, the funky cylinder head stamp, the triple Webers and the failing paint in the engine compartment leave too many unsettling observations to support this price. It is expensive for what it is, but not for what it wants to be.

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Lot # 183 1986 Ferrari 328 GTS Spider, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFXA20A7G0064385; White/Tan leather; Black roof panel top; Estimate $90,544 – $113,180; Unrestored original 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $90,544 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $104,126. – 3,185/260hp, 5-speed, alloy wheels, Pirelli tires, air conditioning, Sony CD stereo, tools, jack, spare. – 8,947 miles from new. Good original paint and lightly creased upholstery. Clean engine compartment with age starting to show in the finishes and labels. Not like new, but close. – Only 17 miles have been added to the odometer of the 328 GTS since it was sold by Bonhams at Quail Lodge in 2019 for $72,800. This result has little if any premium for the low miles, originality and preservation and is a sound value for the new owner. It also turned out to be a sound value for Jean Guikas returning some $18,000 more here than was paid for it two years ago.

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Lot # 184 1969 Alfa Romeo Giulia GT 1300 Junior Coupe; S/N AR1236112; Engine # AR0053043819; Grey/Beige leather; Estimate $33,954 – $56,590; Older restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $35,086 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $40,349. – 1,290/89hp, Weber carburetors, 5-speed, Philips cassette stereo, silver steel wheels, hubcaps, Falken tires. – Sound, creased, lightly soiled leather upholstery. Clean engine compartment with surface rust on unpainted surfaces and some paint loss. Good older paint from a late 90’s restoration. – Although it will be left in the dust by its 1570cc Giulia siblings as a practical matter rarely will the missing few horses be noted in daily driving and touring. Restored to a competent standard, this is a relatively good value compared with the $60-70,000 commanded by a GTV in comparable condition.

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Lot # 185 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster; S/N 12104210145590; Engine # 12192110020694; Medium Blue/Tan; Beige cloth top; Estimate $135,816 – $169,770; Older restoration 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $135,816 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $156,188. – 1,897/105hp, Solex carburetors, 4-speed, hubcaps, trim rings, Vredestein whitewall tires, Becker Mexico AM/FM, spare, jack. – Excellent paint, bright chrome, attractive upholstery (that looks like leather from the online photos). The engine compartment is fresh, clean and like new with only slight oxidation of unpainted surfaces particularly the data plates which appear all to be original. An outstanding example. – This is a superior 190SL and it brought an appropriately superior price. The new owner should be very happy with this acquisition and show and drive it with pride.

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Lot # 186 1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche Coupe, Body by Mulliner Park Ward; S/N CRH16785; Nutmeg Brown/Magnolia leather; Estimate $16,977 – $22,636; Visually maintained, largely original 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $28,295 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $32,539. – RHD. 6,750/220hp, automatic, power steering, brakes and windows, air conditioning, Nutmeg Brown leather steering wheel, Radiomobile 8-track player, Philips multi-band radio, Lucas fog lights and headlights, FIAMM air horn. – Good older paint but aging exterior and interior chrome. Surface creased original upholstery. Good interior wood trim. A sound and unusual car. – MPW built 1,108 Corniche coupes compared with 3,224 dropheads which contributes to the coupes being sought by collectors and relatively valuable, only about 20% less than the drophead. This is a reasonably well-maintained and original example although the clearcoat over Nutmeg Brown makes it look like a root beer candy. This result is appropriate to the car’s condition and rarity.

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Lot # 187 1969 Innocenti Mini T Mk I Station Wagon; S/N G381157860; Metallic Burgundy, Varnished ash wood, White roof/Burgundy, Tan vinyl; Estimate $16,977 – $22,636; Cosmetic restoration 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $28,295 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $32,539. – 998/55hp BMC engine, 4-speed, roof rack, extended wheelbase, 2-row seating, side hinged rear doors, dual outside mirrors on the windshield posts, sliding side windows, hubcaps. – Casually cosmetically restored with decent exterior paint, wood framing varnish. Edge chips under the hood edge. Sound upholstery. The engine is neat, but the compartment it sits in was quickly resprayed over old dirt and gunk. The chassis got the same treatment. The hood bears a Morris badge, Innocenti appears only on the horn button. Would make a heck of a parts runner. – Looks like nothing else seen before and arrived on the auction block in the dark bearing the drivers who had been ferrying some of the collection’s cars to the block. Bidding stalled, then picked up to this generous price. Like current ‘Minis’, this is a long wheelbase, station wagon Maxi-Mini.

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