RM Sotheby’s Online Only Open Roads North America, November 11-20, 2020

RM Sotheby’s continued its series of Online Only auctions with Open Roads North America November 11-20, 2020 bringing its enhanced series of Covid-19 fighting Online Only auctions to seven in 2020.

RM reported total sales of $5,024,670 and an overall sell-through of 89% including a vast array of primarily Ferrari-related memorabilia, factory manuals, sales brochures, directories, factory communications, tools and spares that contributed $591,569 in total sales and drove the overall sell-through rate.

Only 50% of the 78 vehicle lots sold, including five closed after the end of live online bidding. The vehicle sales totaled $4,433,101. A single lot sold over its high estimate while 28 lots, 71.8%, sold on hammer bids under the pre-sale low estimate.

The lackluster sell-through shouldn’t be attributed to lackluster offerings. In a number of cases no-sale high bids were within reach of market values. Several were close to previous auction results, either sales or recent no-sales.

It’s possible, even likely, that bidders contemplated the imminent arrival of coronavirus vaccinations and a calendar of upcoming auctions that promise mixed live/online presentations and anticipate a growing prospect of live auctions in 2021.

Or maybe it’s just coronavirus fatigue like that seen in recent holiday travel to reconnect with friends and family after extended lockdowns.

There are a few online auctions scheduled in coming weeks but attention has mostly turned to the early 2021 calendar with Mecum’s gigantic mixed format Kissimmee auction on the horizon and Arizona still taking shape. RM Sotheby’s Online Only Open Roads North America’s record may turn out to mark the beginning of the end for mass online collector car auctions, although the format has proven to be sufficiently successful to ensure that the platform will continue to be used to supplement live sales well into 2021 and beyond.

Here are the numbers:

Year Cars Sold/ Offered Sale % Sold < Low Est Sold > High Est Average Sale Median Sale Total $
2020 39/78 50% 71.8% 2.6% $113,669 $58,300

[51.3%]

$4,433,101

Reports on 38 of the 78 vehicle lots offered follow. Rick Carey and Andrew Newton used RM Sotheby’s online descriptions, photos and condition reports for evaluations.

Photos are © 2020 and courtesy of RM Sotheby’s. Where noted by RM the individual photographers are credited below.


Photo by Teddy Pieper

Lot # 2003 1983 Porsche 911 SC 3.0 Cabriolet; S/N WP0ZZZ917DS150419; Arctic White/Black leather; Black top; Estimate $38,000 – $45,000; Original, modified for competition or performance 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $30,000. – 2,994/180hp, 5-speed manual, MSD ignition, Carrera wheels, snorkely brake light, Turbo wide body kit, Momo steering wheel, white face gauges, aftermarket stereo. – Altered to look like a Turbo model in 2007 with body kit and even Turbo sill plates but, curiously, the 911 SC badge that betrays the car’s humble origins is still there. Repainted at some point and some of the hardware was painted over. Taillights are aged. Wiper scratches on the windshield. Excellent convertible top. Faded dash pad. Clean carpets. RM’s inspection report notes that the steering column is “loose” and “needs adjustment.” Engine bay could stand a detailing but is mostly tidy. Same with the underbody. A driver condition, modified 911 with light but tasteful mods (but also purely cosmetic) and 35,315 miles on the odometer. Located in Indiana. – This car was a no-sale at a $37,500 high bid in Auburn Fall, and for a driver-quality 911 SC cabriolet (which is worth less than a coupe) that high bid was a generous offer. The offer here after just eight total bids is realistic, but still the consignor holds out. The number isn’t likely to get much higher on the next go-round.

Lot # 2004 1928 Packard 443 Custom Eight Roadster; S/N 230180; Engine # 229791A; Green, Black fenders/Tan leather; Tan cloth top; Estimate $100,000 – $125,000; Older restoration 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $89,000. – Disc wheels, wide whitewalls, dual sidemount spares with mirrors, spotlight, MotoMeter, Goddess of Speed mascot, wind wings, wood dash, luggage rack and trunk, driving lights, rumble seat, golf bag door. – Older restoration with more recent mechanical sorting. Duller paint finish around the windshield and tops of the doors, and the paint on the cowl has some marks from over-buffing. Very well-kept interior other than lightly fading gauges. Older restored but tidy engine bay and underbody. Brightwork could use a polishing. Dirty convertible top. An older restoration that still makes a statement, would make a good event or tour car, and is a CCCA Full Classic ™. Located in Florida. – This is an honest, usable old car in a handsome body style, though it doesn’t have much in the way of history or provenance. It got more attention at Mecum Indy back in July, when it was bid up to $95,000 but remained unsold. It’s a similar number, though, and with commission this $89,000 high bid would have nearly hit RM’s $100,000 low estimate. Two auction trips like this should be enough to make a consignor adjust expectations.

Lot # 2006 1913 Stearns-Knight Six 7-Passenger Touring; S/N 8225; Engine # 8178; Blue, Black hood and fenders, Light Blue accent/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $125,000 – $150,000; Older restoration 3 condition; With Reserve; Post-block sale at $100,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $110,000. – RHD. 489/40 ALAM hp T-head inline six, 4-speed, jump seats, electric starter, dual rear mounted spares, wood spoke wheels, whitewall tires, electric Klaxon horn, Warner drum speedometer, 1913 California registration plate # 5420, Harrah’s history file documented. – Long term restoration by Art Aseltine completed in about 2003 and holding up well but showing the age expected of a restoration that old with many touring miles on since it was completed. The paint is sound but cracking on wood panels and chipped at its edges. The upholstery is good although the jump seats, which are original, are stiff and cracking. Tight-fitting top. Orderly and clean engine compartment and chassis that shows use and age but also consistent maintenance. Reckoned to be the sole surviving 1913 Stearns Six which was stored from 1917 until 1948, later owned by Harrah’s before its restoration. – Bid to $95,000 during the live auction, closed later with this result. Stearns-Knight is an obscure but respected marque that employed the Knight sleeve-valve system using reciprocating sleeves around the cylinders in place of poppet valves. It was an advanced concept that promised exceptional efficiency and silence but was limited by the manufacturing and lubrication technology of the time. It was explored by several premier manufacturers including Daimler (for whom the Knight engine won the 1909 RAC Dewar Trophy) but eventually proved to be impractical. In 1913, however, Stearns-Knight was a respected prestige marque and wealthy Stearns buyers didn’t care if the engine when running cold before thermal expansion reduced its clearances left behind clouds of atomized engine lubricant. This is an elegant and luxurious example that deserved more than the reported high bid, and eventually got it.

Photo by Tom Gidden

Lot # 2008 1961 Jaguar XKE SI flat floor Coupe; S/N 885325; Engine # R32609; Cream/Black leather; Estimate $175,000 – $225,000; Recent restoration 2+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $160,000. – 3,781/265hp, 4-speed Moss manual, welded bonnet louvers, jack, tool roll, spare. Comes with JDHT Certificate. – Early car, built in December 1961. One of 680 flat floor coupes. Matching numbers engine. Recently restored in the UK with about $165,000 worth of documented work. High quality recent paint. Even panel fit. Beautiful interior showing no use. The engine bay and underbody look just as clean. No apparent stories with this fresh, gorgeous early E-Type. Located in the UK. – Such a fresh, well-done E-Type and one with matching numbers, welded louvers, and an early build date is a special car but there just wasn’t a frenzy for this one. Even so, 160 grand on the table for it should not have been far off, considering the fact that it’s a left-and drive car currently located in the UK may have handicapped it a bit.

Lot # 2014 2005 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Coupe, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFAA54A250138987; Grigio Ingrid/Beige and natural leather; Estimate $80,000 – $100,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $82,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $90,200. – 5,748/540hp, 7-speed automanual, modular wheels, red calipers, P Zero tires, heated power Daytona-style seats, Scuderia shields, books and tool kit. – A few small but deep chips on the nose. Otherwise the car looks fantastic and nearly new, as it should given the 8,252 miles and two owners represented. Also comes with full service history including a belt service in 2015 and 2019. Unusual colors on an already underappreciated Ferrari, but this is a well-kept example. – This 612 Scaglietti had 7,126 miles when it was sold by RM at Arizona ten months ago for $92,400. Today it has 8,252 miles and appears to be in much the same nearly like new condition. 1,126 miles and ten months have taken their depreciation toll and this is an appropriate result.

Lot # 2017 1966 Plymouth Belvedere Satellite Hemi 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N RP23H67250092; Black/Black vinyl; Estimate $75,000 – $90,000; Older restoration 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $65,000. – 426/425hp dual quad Hemi, 4-speed, Hurst shifter, spinner wheel covers, red line tires, buckets and console, pushbutton radio, heater, Certicard and IBM card documented. – One of 503 Belvedere Satellite Hemi 4-speeds built. Restored some time ago with various chips and scuffing. There is some oily residue on the engine and chassis along with paint loss. No representation of this engine’s originality, but it is the appropriate type. The interior is sound with light stretching of the driver’s seat and some weak interior chrome. More than good enough to show locally and not too good to drive. – Sold by at Auburn Fall in 2013 for $61,600, then at Auburn Spring in 2016 for $63,000. The bidding was slow, only picking up at it approached its scheduled closing and this is a result that should have been given more serious consideration.

Lot # 2019 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Convertible; S/N JS27N0B190114; Sublime/White vinyl; White vinyl top; Estimate $75,000 – $95,000; Older restoration 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $68,000. – 383/330hp, 4-speed manual, Magnum 500 wheels, Firehawk Indy 500 tires, pushbutton AM radio. Govier documented. – Represented as one of 955 Challenger R/T convertibles built for 1970. Originally equipped with a 3-speed but later upgraded to a 4-speed with pistol grip shifter. Not represented as the original engine. Restored at some point. Very good paint and chrome. Even gaps. Good interior with slight, almost inevitable discoloration on the white seats. Light general age and use to fully the restored engine bay and underbody. Not the most exotic equipment, but a clean piece of Mopar muscle in an appropriately high impact color. Located in Ohio. – The high bid is driver-quality money for a car that looks considerably better than that condition-wise, but taking the transmission change and the unanswered questions about the engine into account and it’s a realistic number.

Photo by Courtney Frisk

Lot # 2022 1931 Mercedes-Benz 370 S Sport Cabriolet, Body by Mannheim; S/N U87058; Engine # 87058; Ivory, Black accent/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $350,000 – $450,000; Cosmetic restoration 3- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $260,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $286,000. – 3,663/78hp side valve inline six, dual Solex carburetors, 4-speed with overdrive, black wire wheels, dual sidemounts, black leather-covered luggage trunk, Bosch headlights, Commission No. 63320 copy documented. – First owned by Count Ferdinand of Austria with one subsequent owner, Rudolf von Hudolin, until 1960. Acquired by Jules Barsotti, owner of European Motors in San Francisco, in 1966. Third in class at Pebble Beach in 1973. Purchased from the Barsotti estate in 2017, mechanically refreshed but not driven since then. The paint, chrome, top and interior are old but serviceable. The doors drop. It needs further mechanical work to be driven reliably and safely and might have a few years of touring in it before beginning a complete restoration. – Sold by RM from the Barsotti collection at Arizona in 2017 for $330,000. This is an expensive but straightforward restoration project while being a quality Classic era Mercedes that can be toured (after careful attention to its reliability and safety) for several years before commending it to a restorer with an open check book. It has attractive, if somewhat frumpy, coachwork and an intriguing provenance with Jules Barsotti and is a particularly good value especially when compared with the dilapidated 290 sold by Bonhams at the Simeone Foundation Museum last month for $362,500.

Lot # 2023 1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione I Hatchback; S/N ZLA831AB000554756; Rosso Monza/Black leather; Estimate $70,000 – $80,000; Unrestored original 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $59,000. – 1,995/210hp turbo, 5-speed manual, sunroof, air conditioning. Comes with books, keys and water spray bag for the intercooler. – Showing just 15,883 km (9,869 miles) but also showing its age. Old tires and scuffs on the edges of the wheels. Repainted body showing a few chips as well as a crack on the rear bumper. Light, forgivable wrinkling to the optional leather seats, which are also apparently a bit dry. A few scuffs on the door panels. Aging carpets and sagging headliner. General wear and age to the underbody, and the engine bay looks quite clean. Recently replaced clutch and timing belt. Located in California. – This Integrale’s low mileage and options make it somewhat noteworthy, but the repaint and somewhat neglected condition offset those features and the car could have sold at this high bid. After Integrales turned 25 years old and became legal to bring over to the States from Europe, these hottest of hatches were a hot commodity. The initial hype has since settled down, though, so if the consignor was hoping to catch a rising tide of modern Lancia values, they got the timing wrong. This bid was on the books with four minutes left and never moved thereafter, a good sign of general agreement among those bidding that this was enough to pay for it.

Lot # 2026 1986 Ferrari 328 GTS Spider, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFXA20A5G0062781; Engine # 00493; Azzuro Metallic, Black leatherette roof panel/Natural leather; Estimate $125,000 – $150,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $100,000. – 3,185/260hp, 5-speed, alloy wheels, Continental tires, Alpine cassette stereo, air conditioning, power windows, tools, books, folio, jack, spare, documented with the original paperwork. – Bought new by hot rodder James Khougaz, remained in his family until 2013 and represented as 10,407 miles from new which is consistent with the car’s appearance. Very good original paint. The interior is barely used with hardly any wear even on the driver’s outside seat back bolster. The engine compartment and chassis are, however, grimy and relatively untouched although the engine has had a pressure washer cleaning. Belt serviced in 2013. – Someone (actually two-someones) appreciated this car, whether for its unusual color, its James Khougaz history or its low mileage, but this is a whopping great premium even for that combination of qualities. The consignor’s decision to like it better than the money represented by the reported high bid should be subject to reconsideration. The bidding stalled with two minutes to do, a reasonable hint that collective wisdom concluded the reported high bid was all it was worth.

Lot # 2029 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N JH23J0B279467; Engine # FW340SP31450275; Plum Crazy, Black vinyl roof, matte black hood/Black vinyl; Estimate $60,000 – $70,000; Older restoration 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $60,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $66,000. – 340/290hp Six Pack engine, automatic, woodgrain console, heater, Rallye instruments, hood scoop, power steering, power front disc brakes, Rallye wheels with trim rings, Polyglas GT tires, pushbutton radio, original broadcast sheet documented. – Excellent older paint in the original High Impact color with small door edge chips. The chrome is sound but has some scratches and a gouge on the front bumper. The interior is like new except for scratched door sills. Very good engine compartment and chassis in nearly showroom condition. Flush panel fits and even gaps. Tacky vinyl-wrapped steering wheel rim. A thoroughly restored car showing only a little age. – Offered at Mecum Portland in 2016 where it was reported bid to $65,000. Its value has gone nowhere since then, in parallel with the market, and the consignor was prudent when accepting this bid. Plum Crazy is the color to have and even at the pre-sale low estimate this is a sound value.

Lot # 2030 1929 Ford Model A Special Roadster; S/N A2367720; Engine # A2367720; Aluminum, Black fenders/Black vinyl; Black cloth top; Estimate $45,000 – $65,000; Older restoration 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $22,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $24,750. – 2-barrel Stromberg carburetor, 3-speed, red wire wheels, dual sidemounts, large steering column-mounted vacuum gauge, APCO coolant temperature gauge, side curtains, top-hinged windshield, radiator stoneguard. – The unverified and undocumented story behind this Model A is that the aluminum boattail body was built by Miller team fabricator W.L. Watson in 1929 and the engine mildly modified by other Miller teammates. The body fabrication is to Miller levels of fit and function. The performance modifications are minimal. Restored some time ago, now with an abundance of age, use, chips and bad plating the is way beyond patina. The upholstery is sound but the engine compartment is old, dirty, shedding paint and leaky. The chassis is surprisingly good for its age and the apparent neglect. – Offered at Auburn Fall 2001 where it was reported bid to $30,000, later sold by Worldwide at Hilton Head in 2007 for $61,600, then at Auburn Fall in 2012 for $36,300. This is a kooky old thing that’s been around for years while aging despite little apparent use. In fact, it’s pretty much as it was at Auburn Fall nineteen years ago. The story is intriguing and will be fun to tell at Ford events, it is an exceptional Model A at a moderate Model A price and a good value.

Lot # 2032 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda AAR 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N BS23J0B289387; Engine # FW340SP13905806; Lemon Twist, Matte black hood and strobe stripe/Black vinyl; Estimate $60,000 – $70,000; Older restoration 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $63,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $69,300. – 340/290hp Six Barrel, automatic, 3.91 Sure Grip, cold air hood, side outlet exhausts, AM-FM radio, woodgrain steering wheel, Rallye gauges, heater, broadcast sheet documented, glove box door signed by AAR’s Dan Gurney. – Restored to very high standards with excellent paint, a few edge chips. Excellent chrome and interior. The engine compartment and chassis are in showroom condition but the fiberglass hood is seriously bowed and needs attention. The restoration dates to the early 2000’s but looks much more recent and shows no significant road use. – Offered by Mecum at Monterey in 2011 where it was reported bid to $62,000 then sold at Barrett-Jackson WestWorld five months later for $77,000. RM got $66,000 all-in for a Plum Crazy ’70 Challenger T/A with the same drivetrain in comparable condition a few lots before and it’s surprising that this brilliant High Impact Lemon Twist Plymouth brought more. It’s come down considerably since last changing hands at auction eight years ago but still brought more than the pre-sale low estimate of $60,000 with its $63,000 hammer bid and is a reasonable value at this price.

Photo by Karissa Hosek

Lot # 2033 1951 Porsche 356 “Pre-A” Coupe, Body by Reutter; S/N 10551; Engine # 200706; Maroon/Grey cloth; Estimate $350,000 – $425,000; Recent restoration 2 condition; With Reserve; Post-block sale at $300,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $330,000. – Later ’52 1,488/82hp engine, dual 40mm Solex carburetors, uprated carburetors, 12 volt electrics, bent windshield, ivory banjo-spoke steering wheel, body color wheels, hubcaps, translucent sun visor, tool roll, Kardex documented. – Stored partially assembled for some 50 years and represented as original floors, hood, doors, engine cover and rear bumper but a salvaged front clip. Repro front bumper. Fastidiously restored with impossibly smooth body panels and panel fits highlighted in a number of photos. Very good older paint, chrome and carefully reconstructed interior. Crisp, sharp gauges. The windshield, which should be split, is bent glass with a non-functional divider molding. Supplied with various original and original-type parts. It’s a bit of a bastard but for a Porsche of this age that’s not surprising and the bodywork is sublime. – Bid to $285,000 during the live auction and reported sold later at this negotiated price. There was some uncertainty about the replacement engine’s origin that was clarified in an amendment to the description and may have contributed to bidders needing a bit more time to understand it better. In any event, this is a beautiful early Porsche at an appropriate price.

Lot # 2034 2003 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe; S/N WP0AB29993S685989; Lapis Blue Metallic/Graphite Grey leather; Estimate $60,000 – $75,000; Original, modified for competition or performance 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $53,000. – 3600/450hp, X-50 Power Pack, 6-speed manual, Michelin Pilot Sport tires, clear bra on the nose. Mods including JRZ adjustable suspension, GT2 clutch, GT2 decklid, Cobb Performance Tune with Access Port, Agency Power carbon fiber intake, red Alcantara 997 shift knob, custom carbon fiber trimmed steering wheel and center console, and a Pioneer head unit with backup camera. Original parts included. – Represented as 32,655 believable miles. Minor paint chips from normal driving. A few minor dings on the wheels. Clean interior with minor wear on the driver’s seat. Normal wear and age underneath. A good drivable 996 Turbo with tasteful and reversible modifications. Also represented with service records. Located in California. – The 996 Turbo is somewhat underappreciated and somewhat misunderstood in that they are mechanically quite distinct from base 911s of the same era while offering exotic car performance and looks for a price that’s cheaper than many other, older 911s. Some people have caught on and prices have increased in the last few years but even very good 996 Turbos still sell for less than half their original MSRP. This one was helped by its X-50, which adds 35 horsepower and 5-6 grand to its value, but hindered by its numerous modifications. The reported high bid was a realistic balance between those two factors and could have been taken.

Lot # 2036 1959 Fiat 600 Jolly, Body by Ghia; S/N 100691338; Engine # 751707; Light Blue/Wicker; White, Blue top; Estimate $100,000 – $125,000; Older restoration 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $80,000. – 633/29hp inline OHV 4, 4-speed manual, wheel covers, whitewalls. – Originally sold in Southern California. Restored by a microcar specialist. Small paint run on the dash but otherwise the finish is fresh and free of major blemishes. Light scratching on the windshield trim and slightly discolored whitewalls. Clean, lightly used interior, engine bay, and underbody. A lovely fully redone Jolly with forgivable flaws. Charming as ever. Located in California. – As much status symbol and fashion accessory as it is automobile, the Fiat 500/600 Jolly was famously marketed to jet setters with homes or boats on the water and today they often bring hefty, sometimes staggering prices at auction. RM sold a Jolly in worse condition than this one in Amelia Island this year for $151,200, so a six-figure reserve here would not have been unreasonable.

Lot # 2039 1966 Plymouth Belvedere II Hemi 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N RH23H67263797; Soft Yellow/Black vinyl; Estimate $55,000 – $70,000; Cosmetic restoration 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $46,000. – 426/425hp dual quad Hemi, 4-speed, radio and heater delete, body color wheels, blackwall tires, bench seat, broadcast sheet and data card documented. – Stated to be the original paint which is well-preserved with few chips and touch-ups for its age. Similarly, the claimed original upholstery is very good with minor scuffs and some sun fading. The engine compartment is very good except for coolant leakage residue under the top radiator hose and some paint loss. The chassis and underbody haven’t been touched and are clean and dry. A remarkably well-preserved muscle car. – Even today no one is going to mistake this Belvedere II Hemi for a sleeper. It screams “I want your pink slip!” and it is worth at least what RM thought its $55,000 low estimate should be. The reported high bid is nakedly insufficient.

Lot # 2041 1963 Dodge 330 Max Wedge Lightweight 2-Dr. Sedan; S/N 6132174418; Polar White/Red vinyl, cloth; Estimate $100,000 – $130,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $78,000. – 426/425hp cross ram dual quads, tube headers, TorqueFlite, Cragar S/S wheels, radio and heater delete, bench seat, dash top Moroso mechanical tach and SW oil pressure, aluminum front fenders, bumpers and cold air hood, copy IBM card and Chrysler Historical Services documented. – One of 34 Max Wedge Lightweights built. No period drag history mentioned, nor is it claimed to be the original engine. The paint appears to be original with a few dents, chips and scratches. The interior also appears to be original and is in very good order. The engine compartment and chassis are very good and show little use and a little bit of surface rust on exposed steel surfaces. The odometer reads 490 miles and the car really looks like it completed a few runs at the local drag strip and then was set aside for a Hemi. The preservation is remarkable. – Offered at Mecum Monterey and Anaheim in 2016 where it was reported bid to $90,000 and $80,000 respectively. There was scant interest in Open Roads, North America for the several quality Mopars. The high bid here was reached with seven minutes to go and never got another nibble.

Lot # 2043 2005 Ford GT Coupe; S/N 1FAFP90S55Y400002; Black, Silver stripes/Black leather; Estimate $500,000 – $600,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $475,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $522,500. – 330/550hp, 6-speed manual. Includes, stripes, painted calipers, BBS wheels, and McIntosh stereo (all four options). Comes with Marti Report, reproduction window sticker, car cover with original tote bag, air compressor and tow hook. – Production chassis 02, delivered new to Michael Dingman, who was on the board at Ford. Two owners since, and showing 223 miles. No wear to speak of, not that there should be reason to expect any. Recently got an oil change and fluid flush, so it could theoretically be driven, but probably won’t. Located in Florida. – Perfect condition and low miles are the rule, not the exception when it comes to 2005-06 Ford GT’s but this car is special in another way. RM touted this car as “the lowest chassis number ever likely to be available to the public.” That’s probably true, at least until the next time this car crosses the block again. It has a full sale history, with Dingman having sold it through RM in 2012 for $242,000, a massive price at the time. It then brought $451,000 at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale auction in 2015 and with fewer than 100 miles on its odometer. Only a handful of GTs have brought over half a million at auction, including Wayne Gretzky’s Heritage Edition car that brought $511,000 in October and a 2.4-mile car (also a Heritage Edition) that sold for $533,000 back in March, but it makes sense for this car to be in that handful, a $200,000 premium for that tiny VIN and Dingman provenance.

Lot # 2046 1990 Ferrari Testarossa Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina; S/N ZFFSG17A1L0086093; Engine # 23010; Rosso Corsa/Beige leather; Estimate $145,000 – $180,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $155,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $170,500. – 4,942/380hp, 5-speed, Ferrari alloy wheels, Goodyear tires, air conditioning, power windows, original temporary spare, tools, books, owner’s folio, Assembly No. 02877. – Represented as an original car with 4,761 miles and looks like it. There are a few chips in the paint and the front spoiler has been curbed. Lightly stretched seat cushions and abraded seam on the driver’s seatback bolster. Reported belt serviced in 2019. The engine compartment is clean and orderly, the chassis is aged, with a little fluid seepage but appropriate to very consistent care and the represented limited use. – A couple thousand more miles, if done carefully and backed up by meticulous care, attention and continued maintenance, will have little effect upon its value, which in this result just over the $145,000 low estimate represents a tangible premium for originality, preservation and consistent service. It’s a Testarossa that imbues confidence in its condition, with an accordingly generous price.

Lot # 2047 1940 Buick Super Estate Wagon, Body by Biehl’s Auto Body Works; S/N 13754990; Engine # 53947255; Royal Maroon Metallic, Wood/Brown leatherette; Estimate $52,000 – $60,000; Cosmetic restoration 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $43,000. – 248/107hp “Valve-in-Head” inline 8-cylinder, 3-speed, column shift, 15-inch reversed wheels with hubcaps and trim rings, Eagle GT radial tires, pushbutton radio, fog lights, heater, 2-row seating. – Very good repaint with minor blemishes. Very good wood with minor water stains at joints and appears to be all original with no obvious repairs. The varnish is aging and soon will require refinishing. The wood floor in the baggage area is excellent. Good chrome and upholstery but the dash gauges are older with fading legends. The engine compartment is in good condition but older than the cosmetics and dirty, as is the chassis. A competent cosmetic restoration of a rare body style Buick, the marque’s first year for wood bodied station wagons and one of 495 built for the domestic market. The 15-inch wheels and low profile Eagle GT tires give it a chunky, serious look and should contribute to good driving. The odometer doesn’t work. – Reported sold at Auburn Fall two months ago for $50,600. Its condition is something of a mixed bag, but this is not even Ford V8 Woodie money for a rare and luxurious Buick and the price it brought two months ago ($46,000 hammer) is realistic. It will find a good home somewhere and it would not be unrealistic to pay $50,000 for it even with the 15″ wheels.

Lot # 2049 1912 Kissel Model 30 Semi-Racer; S/N 10103; Engine # 10133; Red, Black fenders/Black; Black cloth top; Estimate $50,000 – $70,000; Cosmetic restoration 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $44,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $48,400. – RHD. 214/30 ALAM hp, side valve 4-cylinder, 3-speed, Stewart speedometer, folding windshield, varnished wood spoke wheels, white tires, electric headlights, kerosene side lights, folded trumpet bulb horn, nickel brightwork, rear-mounted spare, oval bolster fuel tank. – Orange peely repaint over old paint and some rush pits. Sound upholstery. Good wood cockpit trim and wheels. The engine compartment is older than the exterior paint and has some oily residue, age, dull brass components and has been repainted assembled. An unusual old car that has a superficial cosmetic redo. – The word “jaunty” comes to mind when considering the visage of this Kissel Kar. With 30 ALAM horsepower and negligible mass to push around it should be a charming and enjoyable driver with cosmetics good enough to be presentable but little to worry about from stones and twigs, after, that it, the engine compartment is thoroughly cleaned and the brass polished. This is a price that’s fair to both the buyer and the seller (judging by the pickup location and consistent photography he had several lots consigned today and a sweetheart deal on seller’s commission to make it even more advantageous.)

Photo by Darin Schnabel (not surprising, since there’s rubble in the background)

Lot # 2050 1934 Lagonda 16/80 T7 Tourer, Body by Lagonda; S/N S11041; Black/Red leather; Beige cloth top; Estimate $60,000 – $80,000; Cosmetic restoration 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $53,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $58,300. – RHD. 1,991/61hp pushrod overhead valve inline six (by Crossley), ENV pre-selector 4-speed with floor-mounted shifter, silver painted wire wheels, Excelsior tires, Lucas headlights and passing lamp, fender mirrors, top hinged windshield, rear-mounted spare. Spare engine included. – Cracked, chipped old repaint that has been painted over with indifferent quality and several flaws. Good new interior. Owned for many years by Augie Pabst of the brewing company and Meister Brauser Scarab racer. The chassis is road grimy, oily and dirty. A rare model in the U.S. with an owner provenance that will appeal to those who remember the USRRC and its drivers but mean little to anyone else. This is a sound but aged car with deficient cosmetics over an older chassis and driveline. – Offered by Mecum at Monterey in 2010 where it was a $95,000 no sale in appalling condition, then in slightly better condition by Bonhams at Greenwich in 2011 where it attracted a $115,000 unsuccessful bid. RM finally sold it at Hershey in October 2011 for $99,000. The Augie Pabst (yes, a member of the Pabst brewing family who raced a Scarab for the competing Peter Hand Brewery’s Meister Brau brand) history adds some appeal. The Lagonda is fast enough to be enjoyable on the road and looks good alongside a Bentley but the price it brought reflects its needy condition.

Lot # 2051 1924 Cadillac V-63 Phaeton; S/N Engine No. 63G707; Engine # 63G707; Maroon, Black fenders/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $50,000 – $60,000; Cosmetic restoration 3- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $37,000. – 314/80hp V8, 3-speed, varnished wood spoke artillery wheels, Silvertown blackwall tires, Broadlight drum headlights, dual rear-mounted spares, Boyce MotoMeter, Elgin dash clock, luggage trunk, wood steering wheel. – Sound wheels. The paint is presentable but looks much older than the 2010 restoration it’s represented with. Lightly aged underneath. Very good upholstery, gauges, switchgear and top. Grungy, road grimy, oily chassis with paint loss and surface rust CCCA National First Prize No. 3120. One look at the undercar photos show that it was never fully restored, just given some quality cosmetics that look good on top and now have a few chips and nicks. An honest old early V-8 Cadillac that’s not without its charm and eligible for all kinds of CCCA events. – Sold by Worldwide at Arlington, Texas in 2018 for $60,500. It is a charming old car with an early V8 engine and arguably needs little or nothing to be toured with some pride and no small pleasure at keeping up with traffic in a nearly century-old Cadillac. People pay nearly this much for Model Ts and it shouldn’t be a reach to pay more than this even if not as much as it brought back in 2018.

Lot # 2053 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC Coupe, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 12141; Engine # 12141; Rosso Cina/Beige leather; Estimate $625,000 – $675,000; Older restoration 2- condition; With Reserve; Post-block sale at $600,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $660,000. – 4,390/320hp, 5-speed, custom Autosound modern stereo, centerlock alloy wheels, power windows, Michelin XWX tires, Massini history, Ferrari Classiche Red Book documented. – Excellent paint, chrome and inviting but lightly soiled upholstery. Underbody and chassis were cleaned and repainted but over erratically adhering old undercoat, then driven a little. The engine compartment is like new with no evidence of use. It benefits from nearly continuous attention to appearance and operation since the turn of the century, and shows it. – Sold by RM at Monterey in 2016 for $682,000 when it showed 23,011 km. Today’s odometer reads 24,067, just over a thousand kilometers in the past four years, none of which are apparent in the car’s condition. It was bid to this result during the live bidding and closed later at the same effective bid, a realistic result for all concerned.

Lot # 2055 1952 Muntz Jet Convertible; S/N 52M247; Metallic Green/Beige vinyl; White top; Estimate $60,000 – $80,000; Visually maintained, largely original 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $63,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $69,300. – 331/180hp Chrysler Firepower Hemi V-8, 2-barrel carburetor, column shift automatic, wheel covers, whitewalls. – From the Petersen Automotive Vault Collection. Small bubbles in the paint near the right headlight. A few chips on the driver’s door sill. Window trims are aged. Older convertible top. Incorrect newer AutoMeter gauges. The steering wheel is original but the rest of the interior looks like it was redone a while ago. Missing rearview mirror. Dirty engine bay with some fluid stains, loose wires and paint loss. A neglected Muntz that has had some cosmetic attention, but these are such rare cars that it’s always noteworthy when one pops up for sale. – For the most part Muntz Jets had flathead Lincoln V8 engines making this apparently factory-equipped Hemi head Chrysler powered example particularly rare and endowed with better performance than the 154hp Lincolns. It doesn’t have much going for it in terms of condition but even taking that into account this would be a solid price for one with the Lincoln lump under the hood. With the Chrysler it is a significant value and realistic candidate for a straightforward restoration.

Lot # 2060 1990 Nissan Fairlady Z Turbo 2+2 Coupe; S/N GCZ32507838; Platinum Mist/Charcoal leather; Estimate $30,000 – $40,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $18,500 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $20,350. – 3.0/300hp twin-turbo V-6, 5-speed manual, books, tools, spare, original. storage bag for the T-tops. – RHD, 2+2 model sold new in Japan and with the original owner for 28 years. Showing a believable 14,488 km (9,002 miles). Small scuff on the left front bumper and another on the bottom of the chin spoiler. Tidy interior with minor wear on the outer bolster of the driver’s seat. Small bubbles in the passenger’s side door panel. Curb rash on the left rear wheel. Automatic folding mirrors aren’t functioning. Clean detailed engine bay, but slightly dirty underbody from road use. Not often seen in such original condition. Located in Florida. – Although JDM imports like this are new to our American eyes, they’re at least 25 years old by the time they get here and plenty have been driven hard, modified, smoked in, etc. This one isn’t perfect, but it’s quite good and it’s unmodified, plus the low odometer reading is an added appeal. At the end of the day, though, it didn’t get much attention, with no last-minute bids and a modest final price, a bit less than what an American market Z32 Turbo in this condition would bring. For reference, the same car sold at Bonhams Greenwich last year for $26,880. A rare example, and a good value.

Lot # 2062 1922 Detroit Electric Model 93 Brougham; S/N 12999; Engine # 33750; Blue/Black cloth; Estimate $45,000 – $55,000; Visually maintained, largely original 4 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $33,000. – Dual Control drive (can be operated from either the front or the rear seats), swivel seats in the front, painted wire wheels, blackwall tires. – Thick, old repaint. Tattered interior. Surface rust poking through on the wheels. Surface rust on the chassis. Batteries not currently fitted, but the electric motor and shaft drive reportedly work and all the important stuff is there on this doable, interesting project. Located in Missouri. – With electric cars becoming more and more relevant in our lives today, it only makes sense for there to be renewed interest in the multitude of electrics that roamed our roads in the earlier days of the motorcar. Detroit Electric is one of the better known early electric carmakers and built about 13,000 before going under in 1939. This is still going to be a daunting project, though. Too daunting for most, it seems. There were just four bids here.

Lot # 2066 1915 Lozier Type 82 7-Passenger Touring; S/N 9114; Engine # 8671; Burgundy, Black fenders/Black leather; Beige cloth top; Estimate $150,000 – $175,000; Older restoration 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $100,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $110,000. – 425/36 ALAM hp side valve six, wood spoke wheels, black tires, spotlight, Warner drum speedometer, dual rear-mounted spares with a wooden wine enclosure fitting inside, jump seats, Waltham clock – Owned for 40 years by legendary collector Barney Pollard and his family until the 1990’s. Restored in the early naughts, 2003 AACA National First Prize, the only known surviving Type 82 still united with its original engine, body and chassis. Surprisingly presented with only 29 online photos, none of them highlighting any shortcomings in paint, upholstery, woodwork, top or trim and several being totally pointless (like the badly focused picture of the shift lever.) There’s also no inspection report (as of the opening of bidding on November 11). Let’s just say that for a nearly 20 year-old restoration it looks good. – Offered by RM at Amelia Island eight months ago where it was reportedly bid to $180,000. The estimate was adjusted accordingly to $150,000-175,000 for this sale but the bidders (and the consignor’s expectations) adjusted even more. Loziers are impressive Brass Era automobiles with outstanding performance, quality and imposing dimensions and this is a very good value.

Photo by Jasen Delgado

Lot # 2068 2005 Ford GT Coupe; S/N 1FAFP90S95Y400391; Centennial White, Blue stripes/Black leather; Estimate $275,000 – $300,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $265,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $291,500. – 330/550hp supercharged V8, 6-speed, BBS wheels, McIntosh stereo, stripes, red calipers, air compressor, manuals, copy window sticker, Deluxe Marti Report, manuals and two sets of keys. – Showing 2,393 miles with under 800 miles added in the past three years. It is not pristine, showing a number of stone chips, sand pits, underbody scrapes and (tiny) wheel chips. The sill plates still have their shipping film attached. – Highly optioned but also with more miles than many GTs and plain evidence of road use that suggest it hasn’t been babied as so many others have. This is a full retail result that stands in stark contrast with the ex-Michael Dingman s/n 00002 and 3-digit mileage that sold a few lots before it for $522,500.

Photo by Teddy Pieper

Lot # 2069 1929 Packard Standard Eight Phaeton; S/N 246531; Black, Burgundy/Burgundy leather; Estimate $35,000 – $45,000; Unrestored original 4 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $32,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $35,200. – 319/90hp, L-head inline 8-cylinder, 3-speed, disc wheels, wide whitewalls, Goddess of Speed mascot, dual sidemount spares, wind wings, robe rail, spotlight, luggage trunk. – Ancient paint with heavy oxidation and chipping. Corroded, scratched brightwork. The bottom of the driver’s door sticks out. Dirt on the dashboard with gauges showing cracks on the faces and hazing on the glass. Worn original switchgear. Recently redone seats that look much better than the rest of the car. Newer style recently replaced carpets. Predictably dirty and grimy underneath, with paint having come off the engine block and head. Wiring and hoses look old enough to be original. A project car. Located in Indiana. – This car sold for $40,150 in Fort Lauderdale last year, but instead of diving into the restoration the new owner then brought it to Auburn Fall this year and it no-saled at a $27,000 bid. The transaction here is a significant haircut to take on a car that they never got to really enjoy, but hopefully the new owner will give the car the attention it deserves. And at this price he or she isn’t too far into it yet.

Photo by Theodore W. Pieper

Lot # 2070 1920 Westcott Model C-48 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N Engine No. 20071; Engine # 20071; Dark Green, Black fenders and roof/Grey cloth; Estimate $25,000 – $35,000; Older restoration 4 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $25,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $27,500. – 303/51hp side valve inline six by Continental, 4-speed, jump seats, rear-mounted spare, varnished wood spoke wheels, Dunlop S.S. Cord tires, rear wheel brakes, rear compartment heater, footrest, pull shades. – Reportedly used in the TV series “Boardwalk Empire”. Failing old paint with edge chips, cracks at joints, polishing swirl. Erratic door and hood fits. Dull nickel trim outside and inside. Moth damaged upholstery. Dirty engine compartment and grungy, grimy, oily chassis. A tired and seriously aged old car best viewed from 100 feet or through a television camera lens at a similar distance. – This is a fine example of a “movie car” with many flaws both small and large that are less than apparent in front of a camera when viewers’ attention is drawn to the actors and action. The seller should be happy that it reached its low estimate and sold.

Lot # 2071 1904 Pierce 8hp Stanhope; S/N Engine No. 187; Engine # 187; Dark Green, Black mudguards/Black leather; Estimate $80,000 – $100,000; Older restoration 4+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $70,000. – RHD. 8hp single, 2-speed planetary gearbox, folding front seat ahead of the driver, kerosene sidelights and taillight, wheel steering. – One of about 35 Pierce singles known to survive. VCC dated and a 7-time LBVCR participant. Looks like it hasn’t been touched in decades. Cracking, chipped, worn paint. Oily, greasy, grimy engine and chassis. Sound upholstery. Dull brass that hasn’t seen a Brasso-soaked rag for a long time. It is usable as is, however, and its eligibility for events like the LBVCR greatly enhances its value and appeal. – This old girl needs help but it is such a simple creation (a modern lawn tractor is complicated by comparison) that returning it to bright, shiny, polished and LBVCR-ready condition is straightforward and only moderately expensive. Valued for its LBVCR history and prospects it would have been a realistic buy and the bidders pursued it from $63,000 through six extensions to this result. The bidders’ judgment is sound and the seller’s decision to try for more through some other avenue is ill-advised.

Lot # 2072 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet; S/N 11102712001042; Engine # 11698012000737; Tobacco Brown/Beige leather; Brown cloth top; Estimate $270,000 – $300,000; Cosmetic restoration 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $250,000. – 3,499/200hp overhead camshaft V8, automatic, Becker Europa AM-FM, Behr air conditioning, leather-wrapped steering wheel rim, power windows, power steering and brakes, fog lights, color-matched wheel covers, narrow whitewall tires, tools, spare, manuals and books. – Very good recent repaint with tiny flaws. Excellent chrome, much better than typically found on M-B of this period. Old vent window seals, excellent panel fits. The interior is aging but probably original and is sound with good decorative wood trim. The engine compartment is well-maintained, clean and orderly with good finishes that show attention to detail with the engine out. A quality example of a well-maintained California car. – While the 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet remains one of the highest quality and most exclusive Mercedes-Benz automobiles ever built it also offers driving dynamics and experiences that are still rewarding. They’re never lost their allure to collectors and this is an attractive and well-presented example that deserved to bring its low pre-sale estimate of $250,000, and still would have been a decent value at a quarter-million dollars.

Lot # 2073 1956 Austin-Healey 100/M Le Mans Roadster; S/N BN2L231790; Healey Blue, Ivory White/Dark Blue; Estimate $140,000 – $160,000; Older restoration 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $215,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $236,500. – 2,660/110hp, 4-speed, chrome wire wheels, Vredestein Spring Classic tires, Lucas driving lights, Moto-Lita woodrim steering wheel, tonneau cover, side curtains. – Represented as a factory-built M model (rather than a period dealer conversion or a later clone). Restored in 1997 and got a replacement engine from another 100 M. More refurbishment work done in 2007. Very good older paint with a handful of cracks, chips, and scratches near some of the panel edges. Excellent interior. Engine bay and underbody show few signs of use. A well-kept older restoration. Located in California. – With two minutes left in the auction, this car was sitting at a $155,000 high bid, which itself is a sensible number for an older restored 100 M, let alone one with a replacement engine. Seven late-in-the-game back-and-forth bids later, it’s downright expensive and well into concours car territory. The bidders used every trick in the online auction book, e.g., bid quick, bid slow, bid a triple increment, to try to put off the other and this is the result, a car that will have to be used a lot and be the beneficiary of a Healey Le Mans resurgence and will still be underwater for a long time. Back in 2013, this car sold at Auctions America’s Burbank auction for $112,750, which was about condition #2- money at the time.

Lot # 2074 1937 Buick Roadmaster Phaeton; S/N 3079680; Engine # 83239283; Burgundy/Beige leather; Faded cloth top; Estimate $35,000 – $45,000; Older restoration 4+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $26,000. – 320/130hp “Valve-in-Head” inline 8-cylinder, floor shift 3-speed, steel wheels, hubcaps and trim rings, wide whitewalls, fender skirts, dual enclosed sidemounts, – The best thing about this Buick is the upholstery which is holding up very well years after its restoration. The paint is cracked, chipped and failing with underlying rust showing. The chrome is uniformly worse and the blind quarter top is on the verge of disintegrating; put it down at your peril lest it fall apart. The engine compartment, while not despicable is a mess with leaks and rust residue. The chassis is surprisingly good, on a par with the interior and far better than the paint, chrome and top. 1988 AACA National First Prize and Senior but not a happy restoration and it needs a new cosmetic restoration with more attention everywhere. – Sold at The Auction in Las Vegas in 1992 for $45,150 where we called it “good paint and interior, spotless under; handsome and carefully restored”. It has no attention since then and the nearly three decades since then have not been kind to it. The reported high bid here reflects its neglect.

Photo by Teddy Pieper | @vconceptsllc

Lot # 2076 1987 Rolls-Royce Camargue Final Edition Coupe; S/N SCAYJ42A7HCX10401; Engine # 10401; Acrylic White, White vinyl roof/Scarlett Nuella leather; Estimate $80,000 – $100,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $78,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $85,800. – 6,750/220hp, automatic, walnut trim, Everflex roof, aftermarket radio, books, jack and spare, four glass tumblers beneath the rear armrest. – First of 12 “Final Edition” Camargues, all finished in these colors. Delivered new to Frederick “Ted” Field (heir to the Marshall Field fortune, film producer and founder of Interscope Racing) and fitted with bulletproof bodywork and windows prior to delivery. Recent full service. Good paint with minor chips and touch ups. Roof vinyl looks excellent. Slight delamination on the rear window and windshield. Beautiful interior with excellent wood on the dash, but the wood on the door panels have some slight cracking and delamination. Light scuffs on the door sills. Good leather with light wear. Tidy engine bay and underbody with age and wear corresponding with the 20,510 miles. Located in Indiana. – In 1987 Field sold studio camera producer Panavision for $100 million and, since it had been bought for $52.5 million just three years before, this Camargue Final Edition could well have been a celebration of nearly doubling his money in three years. It may also explain the bulletproof treatment: he needed an armored car to transport all that money. The history, low miles and treatment support the modest premium brought by this example over similar “Final Edition” Camargues.

Lot # 2078 1977 Porsche 911 Carrera Turbo Coupe; S/N 9307800142; Engine # 6870159; Comet Diamond Metallic/Dark Brown leather; Estimate $130,000 – $160,000; Visually maintained, largely original 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $110,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $121,000. – 2993/234hp, 4-speed, black painted Fuchs wheels, sunroof, air conditioning, limited-slip. – Delivered new to San Francisco in paint to sample Comet Diamond Metallic. Showing 52,502 miles and represented with four owners from new. Older repaint, possibly done under warranty in period. Light scratches on the right front near the hood as well as small chips near the sunroof and the edge of the hood. Even gaps and straight body. Light wear on the driver’s seat but the upholstery mostly looks great. The headliner was reportedly replaced a few years ago but shows some minor staining. Unrestored but consistently maintained engine bay and underbody. A great early 930 in oh-so-70s colors. Located in California. – We’ve been watching a slow but steady decline in 930 prices after their meteoric rise from 2014-16, and we found a Rennlist post from a couple of years ago listing this car for $149,000. In 2020 this online result is a sensible one for an early American market car with minor flaws, although for a paint to sample car it’s arguably a bit of a bargain.

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