The Elkhart Collection had some exceptional vehicles. A small fortune had been spent on maintaining them. Many were competition cars, for the most part presented in apparently race-ready condition.
And each lot in the sale represented a personal tragedy for some innocent entrepreneur, religious group, corporation or non-profit.
The sale was held by order of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to recover as much value as possible for the creditors of Najeeb A. Khan, owner of Interlogic Outsourcing, Inc. (IOI), a human resources and payroll processing company that had skimmed over $100 million set aside from its clients’ accounts to pay payroll taxes.
The tragedy is that the IRS doesn’t care that Khan used clients’ money to buy fabulous cars, it is the individual or corporate business owner that is liable for the unpaid taxes. While the Bankruptcy court, acting in this case through RM Sotheby’s, will try to recover as much as possible for the debtors’ accounts (both IOI and Kahn individually), after administration and legal expenses trying to convert hard assets into liquid dollars and adjudicate conflicting claims on the debtors’ estates there will be little left to lessen the financial pain for defrauded clients.
Give RM Sotheby’s and a resilient collector car market credit for what was realized. Even after buyers’ commissions (12% of the first $250,000, 10% above it) included in the $44 million total the proceeds to the debtors’ estates will be well above the $30 million or so estimated early in the process.
It’s worth noting that a few, six-figure, cars were bought as recently as early 2019, as the scheme was about to implode in a flurry of NSF checks.
All the lots except for the three Jaguar Continuation cars (XKSS, D-Type and Lightweight E-Type) were offered without reserve.
66 of the 274 vehicle lots are reported here based upon RM Sotheby’s printed catalog, the online listings and photographs. Unlike RM’s Online Only auctions there were no separate condition reports from RM’s specialists.
Here are the numbers:
|Year||Cars Sold/ Offered||Sale %||Sold < Low Est||Sold > High Est||Average Sale||Median Sale||Total $|
|282 lots of automobilia, tools, shop equipment, engines and parts added another $1,964,660 for a total of $44,385,420.|
This report is sorted by lot number. Photos are © 2019 and courtesy of RM Sotheby’s. Most of the credited photos are by Darin Schnabel; Lot 1259’s photo is by Cory Escobar, Lot 2220 is by Theodore W. Pieper.
Lot # 1184 1962 Lotus Elite Series 2 Coupe; S/N EB2131569; Red/Black vinyl; Estimate $30,000 – $40,000; Visually maintained, largely original 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $65,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $72,800. – RHD. 1,216cc Coventry Climax FWE 4-cylinder, modified with dual Weber carburetors, ZF 5-speed, chrome wire wheels, woodrim steering wheel. – Decent repaint, sound upholstery, clean engine compartment. A driver quality Elite S2 showing use and age appropriate to the 50,407 miles on the odometer. – Modestly estimated and handicapped in the U.S. by its righthand steering this Elite still realized a price that is generous but comes in a little short of crazy.
Lot # 1187 1973 Lotus Europa JPS Special Coupe; S/N 3463R; Engine # S29843; Black, Gold “JPS”/Black leather; Estimate $30,000 – $40,000; Unrestored original 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $42,500 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $47,600. – 1,558/126hp inline four, dual Stromberg carburetors, 5-speed, Panasport wheels, Pirelli P77 tires, leather rim steering wheel, owner’s and service manuals. – Well-preserved original paint and interior. The engine compartment has some fluid residue and age but is orderly and tidy. A desirable example for its performance and preservation. – There’s no big premium in the price for this JPS Special Europa, a car that can be enjoyed on the road and also will please Lotus fans with its preservation.
Lot # 1189 1992 Nissan Figaro Fixed Profile Convertible; S/N FK10019497; Light Blue, White roof/Grey leather; Estimate $20,000 – $25,000; Unrestored original 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $25,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $28,000. – RHD. 987/76hp turbo inline four, 3-speed automatic, AM-FM with cassette and CD player, air conditioning, tools. – The driver’s seat cushion is lightly stretched but the rest of the interior including the gauges is nearly like new. The exterior is original and without significant flaws observed in the rather sparse offering of eleven exterior photos. – Deliberately cute and retro-styled, the Nissan Figaro is a favorite of design-oriented collectors. Fortunately for pricing, there are enough of them around that supply and demand are reasonably evenly balanced. This one was sold at Auburn Fall in 2017 for $23,100 and brought a modestly stronger result here but not enough to criticize the price as excessive.
Lot # 1199 1998 Ferrari 550 Maranello Coupe; S/N ZFFZR49A0W0110699; Black/Black leather; Estimate $100,000 – $125,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $115,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $128,800. – 5,484/475hp, FI, 6-speed, air conditioning, power windows, SF shields, chrome alloy wheels, PZero tires, chipguarded nose, Tubi exhaust, Sony stereo, tools, jack, spare, tire inflator, Assembly No. 27824. – Excellent original paint and interior showing no significant wear except for some stone chips inside the wheel wells. The engine compartment is neat and clean. 20,492 miles from new and hardly shows it. – The hammer bid of $115,000 is appropriate but adding the 12% commission makes the end result somewhat generous without more information about service history.
Lot # 1203 1973 Opel GT; S/N 772986917; Engine # 19S0993510; Orange/Black vinyl; Estimate $20,000 – $25,000; Unrestored original 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $27,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $30,240. – 1,897/90hp inline four-cylinder, single carburetor, automatic, styled wheels with trim rings, Pro Meter tires, AM radio, service manual. – Very good original paint and interior. Some weak bumper chrome and the engine compartment shows age and some paint loss but is in good usable condition appropriate to the claimed 14,995 miles from new. – This result is a generous premium for preservation, particularly taking the automatic transmission into account.
Lot # 1205 1956 Devin Triumph Roadster; S/N 28; Engine # TS14142E; Butterscotch, Red scallops/Beige vinyl; Estimate $30,000 – $40,000; Unrestored original 4 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $30,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $33,600. – 1,991/95hp inline four-cylinder, dual SU carburetors, 4-speed, wire wheels, Michelin X tires, full-width plexiglass windshield, fuel cell, no roll bar. – There’s a 1959 Bonneville safety inspection sticker on this Devin and it looks like it hasn’t been used since. Big fiberglass repair on the nose. Dull, cracked, chipped paint. Dry, cracked driver’s seat upholstery, none for the passenger. Dirty, dull engine compartment with ratty wiring but a new fan belt. Rusty wire wheels. Needs everything. – Bill Devin scaled his body kit for the TR3 chassis, exactly the combination seen here although this is more project that might be appreciated. The Elkhart Collection should be happy to get this much for it; the new owner has a long way to go before going back to Bonneville or anywhere else and at this price is already in deep.
Lot # 1206 1960 MG MGA Twin Cam Roadster; S/N YD31212; Engine # 16GU919; Black/Red; Estimate $60,000 – $75,000; condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $60,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $67,200. – 1,588/108hp twin cam inline four-cylinder, 4-speed, Dunlop alloy centerlock wheels, heater, 4-wheel disc brakes, spare, jack, tools, owner’s manual. – Good paint with chipguarded nose. Very good upholstery and chrome. Sharp engine compartment and gauges. A rare MG with a quality restoration and excellent care. – This is an excellent car, and it brought an appropriately excellent result, consistent with its sale at Mecum’s Monterey auction in 2011 for $61,480, the difference being only $2,000 more on the hammer but exaggerated in the final price by a doubled buyer’s premium of 12% from 6% in 2011.
Lot # 1207 1957 DeSoto Adventurer 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N 50412693; White, Gold accent and roof/White vinyl, Gold cloth; Estimate $60,000 – $80,000; Older restoration 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $75,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $84,000. – 345/345hp, dual quads, pushbutton automatic, power steering, power brakes, Benrus steering wheel hub clock, bench seat, gold wheel covers, whitewalls, pushbutton radio, dual rear antennas, – A 2001 DeSoto National winner that still looks nearly like new today. There’s some paint loss under the hood and fuel residue on the carburetors. One taillight housing chrome is bubbling. The upholstery and gauges are clean and fresh. It is an outstanding example: done right, not overdone and beautifully maintained. – The Hagerty Price Guide says the best-ever 1957 Adventurer hardtop is a $70,000 car, a price point not supported by auction history. The hardtop is overshadowed by its convertible counterpart with 300 built to the hardtop’s 1,650 but not to the four-times value multiple in the Guide. This is a terrific example with little evidence of age and none of use and it deserved every nickel of the price it brought.
Lot # 1213 1957 Lotus 7A Series 1 Roadster; S/N MK7408; Polished aluminum/Black vinyl; Estimate $30,000 – $40,000; Older restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $42,500 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $47,600. – RHD. 1,097/96hp Coventry Climax FWA SOHC four, dual Weber carburetors, 4-speed, cycle front fenders, black painted wire wheels, Dunlop Racing tires, side outlet exhaust, dual aeroscreens, braced full width rollbar, 6-point Schroth belts, dual circuit drum brakes, Lucas driving light headlights, leather rim steering wheel. – The polished aluminum body is very good but the grey painted frame and suspension are old with paint chips and visible age but good maintenance. Good upholstery, crisp gauges. A quality car with plenty of performance. – Renowned for their light weight and nearly-psychic response to drivers’ inputs, the Lotus Seven in all its variants (from Lotus and many other constructors) is a dream drive. This Seven A’s Climax engine establishes it as one of the best and its condition, while not perfect, is reassuring, as is the result which recognizes the desirability of the famed Coventry Climax FWA engine.
Lot # 1221 1991 Ferrari Testarossa Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina; S/N ZFFSG17A0M0086832; Engine # 24207; Rosso Corsa/Beige leather; Estimate $100,000 – $125,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $170,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $190,400. – 4,942/380hp flat 12, 5-speed, alloy wheels, Goodyear tires, air conditioning, tool roll, jack, warranty book, clean CarFax, Assembly No. 40000. – Belt serviced in March 2018. Very good original paint, moderately stretched driver’s seat cushion, sharp gauges, clean and dry engine compartment. 5,240 miles from new and looks like it. – This is an excellent Testarossa with little use and careful preservation but it brought a nearly unintelligible premium that bears little to no relation to Testarossa values and is more appropriate to a comparable condition 512 TR. This is a seriously expensive car.
Lot # 1223 1928 Elcar 8-91 Roadster; S/N A6A22; Engine # MD21392; Apple Green, Cream/Tan leather; Beige cloth top; Estimate $60,000 – $80,000; Cosmetic restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $85,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $95,200. – 299/84hp Lycoming inline eight, single carburetor, 3-speed, wood steering wheel, drum head and cowl lights, pedestal-mounted driver’s side spotlight, turn signals, folding/opening windshield, dual rear spares, rumble seat, radiator stoneguard. – An old cosmetic restoration that has been conscientiously updated with very good paint and chrome. Driver’s seat back cushion seams are pulled, good chrome. Chassis appears to be original – or carefully restored to original condition with many subsequent miles. The engine compartment is neatly detailed and orderly. Very attractive colors, however, with unusual and complementary two-tone separation. Believed to be one of only two surviving 8-91 Roadsters and a CCCA Full Classic. – This Elcar has come a long way since RM sold it from the S. Ray Miller collection in 2004 for $60,500 and it is a much better car that no longer needs any excuses for its presentation. Needless to say, Elcar comparables are a bid ephemeral but this is a realistic, if enthusiastic, result for a quality example of a rare marque and model.
Lot # 1224 1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupe; S/N SAJJEAEX8AX220686; Engine # 6A10113SB; Spa Silver/Smoke Grey leather; Estimate $400,000 – $500,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $435,000 plus commission of 11.15%; Final Price $483,500. – 3,498/542hp 24-valve V6, FI with twin turbochargers, 5-speed, air conditioning, Alpine cassette stereo. – 6,822km, U.S. Federalized. Serviced by Jaguar Heritage in 2016 at a cost of $105,000 with new fuel bladders and correct tires (original tires included). – Ah, the saga of the XJ220. Introduced in 1992, not an auspicious era for an expensive limited production super car, it was priced at GBP 470,000, roughly $700,000 at the time. Initially shown as V12-powered the production version employed TWR’s twin-turbo V6, a compact, powerful and efficient engine, but not the V12 the 1,500 or so early deposit clients thought they were getting and most of them simply walked away from the GBP 50,000 ($75,000) deposits. In the end Jaguar delivered only 275 XJ220s and they were shunned in the secondary marketplace. This car was reported sold for $206,700 at Auburn Fall in 2003, then tumbled to $154,000 at RM Arizona in 2009 but in the years since collectors have given greater weight to the XJ220’s level of sophistication and its evolution from TWR’s successful Jaguar racing campaigns, as this result validates. A prescient buy and tidy profit even with the $100,000 Jaguar Heritage service in 2016.
Lot # 1227 1966 Shelby Mustang GT350H Fastback; S/N SFM6S590; Black, Gold stripes/Black vinyl; Estimate $225,000 – $250,000; Older restoration 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $245,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $274,400. – 289/271hp, 4-speed, Magnum 500 wheels, Radial T/A tires, pushbutton radio, dashtop tach, heater, competition style front seat belts, woodrim steering wheel, hood pins. – Replacement engine. One of about 85 Hertz GT350s built originally with the 4-speed. Excellent older paint, chrome and interior. The engine compartment is like new. Apparently restored in the early 00’s and aside from minor threshold plate scratches still in like new condition. – This a top dollar result for a GT350H but recognizes both the quality of the restoration, its longevity and being an original 4-speed while not taking much account of the replacement engine.
Lot # 1230 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe; S/N 1980405500533; Engine # 1989805500546; Silver Metallic/Red leather; Estimate $1,400,000 – $1,600,000; Older restoration 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,355,000 plus commission of 10.37%; Final Price $1,495,500. – 2,996/240hp SOHC inline six, 4-speed, Rudge centerlock alloy wheels, Nardi woodrim steering wheel, fitted luggage, Rudge spare, jack, tools. – Represented as matching numbers chassis, engine, gearbox and body, originally delivered to 1954 Carrera Panamericana winner Umberto Maglioli. Very good older paint, chrome and interior. The engine compartment has been extensively redone but the chassis is older and has evidence of age and miles. A good car with an intriguing history. – Barrett-Jackson offered this Gullwing at WestWorld in 1998 in sadly neglected and superficially presented condition where it deservedly no-saled at $165,000. Six years later, in 2004, they sold it, now freshly restored and essentially perfect, for $394,200. Forward another six years to 2010 and it was sold to the present owner at Gooding’s Pebble Beach auction for $715,000. It’s Umberto Maglioli history (which has followed it at each step of its auction history) sets it apart from most other Gullwings and this is sound result for it.
Lot # 1235 2006 Ford GT Coupe Heritage; S/N 1FAFP90S96Y400974; Heritage Blue, Epic Orange stripes/Black leather; Estimate $400,000 – $450,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $460,000 plus commission of 11.09%; Final Price $511,000. – 330/550hp supercharged V8, 6-speed, BBS wheels, McIntosh stereo, Grey calipers. – Bought new by hockey legend Wayne Gretzky with his jersey number 99 in its Heritage livery roundels. One subsequent owner, 880 miles from new. – The new owner and the underbidder must both have been hockey fans because this is an extremely strong price for a Heritage Edition Ford GT, even with triple digit mileage.
Lot # 1237 1958 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT Series 6 Coupe, Body by Pinin Farina; S/N B20S1801; Engine # B205469; Dark Blue/Tan leather, cloth; Estimate $140,000 – $180,000; Cosmetic restoration 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $137,500 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $154,000. – 2,451/110hp V6, single carburetor, floor shift 4-speed, hubcaps, Michelin tires, Carello fog lights, woodrim steering wheel, Becker Grand Prix radio. – Sound older paint, chrome and interior. Engine rebuilt in 2008 following an earlier cosmetic restoration. The upholstery and interior trim are very good, as are the gauge faces and lenses although there’s some deterioration of the steering wheel hub chrome and clear plastic. The engine compartment is neat, but repainted over old, chipped, finishes. A desirable, fast, good-handling car ideal for events and tours. – Sold by RM at Amelia in 2008 to the present owner for $129,250 before the most recent engine rebuild and described as “a truly fine road car”, use which its condition and price lend themselves. This is a fair transaction for both the buyer and the seller.
Lot # 1241 1966 Citroen DS 21 Decapotable, Body by Chapron; S/N 0032000141; Engine # 0316012116; Vert Foret (Metallic Green)/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $200,000 – $275,000; Visually maintained, largely original 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $220,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $246,400. – 2,175/109hp inline four, automatic, Carello headlights and Marchal fog lights, – Polishing scuffed paint and chrome. Good largely original interior with lightly stretched front seats. Orderly and clean engine with old finishes on the compartment. A sweet, well-maintained, luxurious “decapotable”, one of 483 built on the DS21 chassis. – A superior DS21 decapotable with pleasing originality and it was rewarded by a generous price. One thing is sure: driving this Vert Foret Citroen anywhere in the world, but particularly in the U.S., will elicit positive notice from onlookers and comfortable pleasure from occupants. It’s not fast, but it has Bentley levels of distinction.
Lot # 1253 1962 Jaguar XKE SI flat floor Roadster Race Car; S/N 876048; Black/Black cloth; Estimate $70,000 – $90,000; Competition restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $76,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $85,120. – 4,235cc race modified engine, triple Weber carburetors, dry sump, tube headers, cool suit reservoir, leather rim steering wheel, 4-speed, carbon fiber hood, alloy wheels, Hoosier tires, vented front disc brakes, Koni shocks, AutoMeter gauges, braced driver’s roll bar, Sparco seat, Simpson harnesses, fuel cell, Halon fire system. – Cosmetically handsome and impressively built with the best of everything and seemingly maintained in extraordinary condition, but this is a flat floor welded louver early XKE that is arguably worth even more when restored back to its original configuration. – Even after undoing all the competition modifications (and there a lot of them) this flat floor, welded louver XKE will never be a choice restoration and that’s why it’ll likely stay what it is, a quality vintage race car built to high standards and probably capable of scintillating performance. It was bought for far, far less than it would cost to duplicate.
Lot # 1255 1963 Austin Mini Cooper 2-Dr. Sedan Race Car; S/N AA2S7S473276A; Light Grey, White roof/Black cloth; Estimate $30,000 – $40,000; Competition restoration 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $37,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $41,440. – MSD ignition, single 2-barrel Weber carburetor, alternator, AutoMeter gauges, roll cage, Hoosier tires, Corbeau seats, Minilite alloy, 4-point harnesses, fender flares. – Lefthand drive converted British-delivered Mini Cooper, extensively modified for competition. Race used but well-maintained. What we don’t know are the engine specs or any evidence of racing classifications that might give a hint, so prospective buyers had to satisfy themselves. The cockpit configuration and arrangement of gauges and fuses suggests it’s historic rally compatible. – This promises to be an exciting little car, whether it’s for circuit or rally racing, and its preparation and components represent much more than even this price, a relative bargain in weekend enjoyment, but neither more nor less than it deserved.
Lot # 1256 1965 Fiat-Abarth 595 2-Dr. Sedan; S/N 110F0862866; Engine # 110F0002747829A3A205; Blue/Red vinyl; Estimate $20,000 – $30,000; Cosmetic restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $26,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $29,120. – 593/30hp 2-cylinder, 4-speed, alloy wheels, Falken tires, folding sunroof, leather rim steering wheel – Represented as the original engine and a correct Abarth, not a “tribute”. Good repaint with moderate orange peel, tidy engine compartment, sound chrome and good 4-seat interior. A tasty Abarth in road car configuration that is not often seen. – A neat little car in sound and usable condition that brought a realistic price.
Lot # 1257 1965 Ginetta G4 Race Car; S/N G40427; Engine #;, /; Estimate $30,000 – $40,000; Competition restoration 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $28,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $31,360. – RHD. 1,496cc Ford OHV inline 4-cylinder, two dual choke Dell’Orto carburetors, 4-speed, Minator alloy wheels, Hoosier tires, Willans 5-point belts, fire system, braced rollbar, hardtop, full width Plexiglas windscreen. – The catalog description of this Ginetta G4 is minimal but the photos show a thoroughly prepared vintage race car with good cosmetics and a catalog of quality equipment. The dual Dell’Orto carburetors should give the little Ford engine excellent performance, although specific output is not stated. – Just one of several vintage racing cars in the Elkhart Collection, most of them like this Ginetta represented good value for money in a car that sold for less than the cost of its comprehensive preparation.
Lot # 1259 1960 Lotus Elite Coupe Race Car; S/N EB2021692; Engine # FWE400158874; Dark Green/Black cloth; Estimate $25,000 – $35,000; Competition restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $60,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $67,200. – RHD. 1,216/hp Coventry Climax SOHC FWE engine, two dual choke 40DCOE2 Weber carburetors, remote oil filter, aluminum radiator, alternator, AutoMeter gauges, silver painted wire wheels, Dunlop Racing tires, Marchal headlights, Schroth seats and belts. – Very good paint, clean and orderly interior and engine compartment, a professionally prepared and meticulously presented vintage racing car. – There wasn’t much information on this Elite in the auction catalog or on line but the few photos offered (only sixteen) gave strong evidence that this is a quality car with appropriate safety equipment than can be relied upon for superior performance. It easily exceeded its modest pre-sale high estimate of $35,000, reaching a realistic price for both the underlying Elite and the quality of its competition preparation.
Lot # 1261 1962 Triumph TR4 Race Car Convertible; S/N CT15888L; Engine # 511695; White/Brown leatherette; Estimate $25,000 – $30,000; Competition restoration 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $15,500 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $17,360. – 2,138/100hp, 4-speed, braced rollbar, Wink panoramic mirror, tinted aeroscreen, Panasport alloy wheels, Hoosier tires, Summit Racing tach, shift light, Jaeger, AutoMeter and Lucas gauges, auxiliary switch panel with accessible fuses, aluminum radiator, electric fan, – Sound but aged and chipped old paint, driver’s seat cushion reupholstered in a different material with 5-point belt access. Orderly older engine compartment. Less thoroughly prepared than many of the other Elkhart Collection competition cars but difficult to fault in any meaningful way. – The bidders were less than impressed by this Triumph, a not-surprising reaction among so many other cars with better equipment and preparation in this collection than it shows. The result, however, is much less than it deserved and should be considered nothing less than a great value.
Lot # 1265 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Duetto Race Car, Body by Pininfarina; S/N AR665779; Engine # AR0055103531; Red/Black cloth; Estimate $35,000 – $45,000; Competition restoration 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $40,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $44,800. – 1,779/132hp DOHC four-cylinder, two Weber dual choke carburetors with velocity stacks, 5-speed, alternator, tube headers, dual circuit brakes, remote oil filter, leather rim Momo steering wheel, Mallory tach, curved Plexiglas windscreen, Butler seat, braced rollbar, Simpson belts, fuel cell, covered headlights, AutoTech gauges, 8-spoke alloy wheels, Hoosier tires. – Done to highly competent and professional standards throughout with better than just presentable cosmetics. Lowered and dramatic in its presentation. – Like a number of the Elkhart Collection race cars this Alfa has received professional preparation, limited use and consistent maintenance that couldn’t be approached for the amount paid for it here even if the underlying Alfa was free.
Lot # 1270 1966 Ford Cortina Lotus Mk 1 2-Dr. Sedan Race Car; S/N BA74FM59831; Ermine White, Sherwood Green accent/Black vinyl; Estimate $20,000 – $30,000; Competition restoration 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $42,500 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $47,600. – 1,558/105hp Lotus twin cam inline four, 4-speed, Weber 40DCOE carburetors, 5-point belts, fire system, roll cage, Gold center Panasport wheels, Hoosier tires, fuel cell, Wink mirror, heater, fire system, strut tower brace. – Adequate cosmetics for a competition car with plenty of stone chips around the wheel wells and along the rocker panels. Good interior and gauges. Orderly engine compartment showing use and age. – Sold by Bonhams at Scottsdale in 2014 for $55,000 in essentially the same condition as it appeared here and showing 89,323 miles then while its odometer reads only 89,583 today, 260 more miles in six years. It will need thorough mechanical checking to ensure reliability and safety but at $7,400 less than it brought six years ago it is a sound value for anyone who wants to emulate Jim Clark’s British Touring Car Championship season in 1964.
Lot # 2153 1967 Sunbeam Tiger Mk IA Convertible; S/N B382002548LRXFE; Engine # 7055B19KC; Forest Green/Black vinyl; Black leatherette top; Estimate $80,000 – $100,000; Older restoration 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $90,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $100,800. – 260/164hp, 4-speed, LAT alloy wheels, Falken tires, power brakes, woodrim steering wheel, clock, heater, unrestored hardtop and restored original wheels with tires, hubcaps and trim rings included, spare, jack, tool roll, owner’s manual. – Very good paint and chrome. The upholstery and interior trim are fresh and unblemished. The engine compartment is orderly, if crowded, and the wheels and tires appear as-new. A clean and well-maintained older restoration holding up very well. – An attractive example that presents well and offers cut rate price Cobra-ish performance, this result is optimistic for a Tiger Mk IA but not exuberant and can be amply justified by the included hardtop and the attractive and functional L.A. Tiger alloy wheels.
Lot # 2163 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint, Body by Bertone; S/N AR158831; Engine # AR0011200807; Red/Black vinyl, Grey cloth inserts; Estimate $70,000 – $90,000; Older restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $52,500 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $58,800. – 1,290/80hp, 2-barrel Weber downdraft carburetor, 5-speed, silver steel wheels, hubcaps, Michelin XZX tires, Becker Europa AM-FM, – Excellent paint, badges and chrome, excellent panel fit, good interior. Clean and orderly under the hood. No chips on paint, some chips and scratches on the glass. Gauge bezel chrome is pitting and the gauge lenses are discoloring somewhat. A fine example with some appropriate updates for more enjoyable driving like the 5-speed. – This Giulietta showed 61,722 miles when it was sold by Gooding & Company at Scottsdale in 2015 for $66,000, today it has 62,516, only 794 more in five years. Its 2015 transaction was termed expensive for the single carburetor Normale configuration and it makes much more sense in today’s exchange of money for car.
Lot # 2169 1964 Ginetta G4R Roadster Race Car; S/N 40203; Dark Green, Light Grey hardtop/Black cloth; Estimate $60,000 – $80,000; Competition restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $135,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $151,200. – RHD. 1,558/115hp Lotus Ford twin cam, two 45DCOE Webers, roll cage, OMP 5-point harness, Momo suede rim steering wheel, cool suit plumbing, fire system. – G4R indicates independent rear suspension. Known as the “Works” development car campaigned by Chris Meek and Gil Baird in the U.K. and one of two known internationally raced G4Rs with the Lotus Ford twin cam engine. The windshield and rollbar are covered with tech stickers. Everything is orderly, precise and handsome although its vintage racing history since restoration is not hidden. – This is purely a race car, and one with a remarkable history, too. This result handily eradicated the $60,000-80,000 pre-sale estimate range, and appropriately, too. The bidders today clearly knew what it was and how significant its history is.
Lot # 2175 1960 Fiat-Abarth 750 GT ‘Double Bubble’ Coupe, Body by Zagato; S/N 100598962; Engine # 1549442; Silver/Black vinyl; Estimate $80,000 – $100,000; Competition restoration 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $150,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $168,000. – 747/43.5hp Fiat-based pushrod ohv 4-cylinder, single Weber 32 IMPE downdraft carburetor, 4-speed, black painted Campagnolo alloy wheels, PNEUMANT tires, leather rim Abarth steering wheel, competition belts, modern electronic tach Dymo labeled “STOP” at 8,000 rpm. – Formerly owned by Tom Mittler. Good older paint and interior. There’s a chip at the left front of the hood and the carpets are shrinking back to expose some of the underlay. The engine compartment is professionally plumbed, wired and prepared but shows some age and the panels themselves have been given a quick spray of chassis black over old paint and wiring. Commendable and usable on road or track, but not the show field. – While this is an attractive and appealing little car with exceptional performance for its size it has only a pushrod ohv Fiat under its engine cover not a twin cam Bialbero. Whomever wanted it, wanted it way too much and paid too much for the privilege of owning it.
Lot # 2181 1939 Talbot-Lago T23 Major Cabriolet; S/N 93463; Engine # 23560; Light Blue, Blue fenders/Ivory leather; Blue cloth top; Estimate $140,000 – $180,000; Cosmetic restoration 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $155,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $173,600. – RHD. 4,082/115hp ohv six, twin Solex downdraft carburetors, Wilson pre-selector gearbox, cloth covered inset rear spare, Marchal headlights and fog lights, fender mirrors, steel spoke wheels, blackwall tires – Sound but tired old repaint, mediocre chrome, new upholstery and top. The underbody and chassis are covered in road grime and there is visible corrosion in body sills. The engine compartment is tidy but far from fresh. Aged but usable as is and would be a great tour car that makes a good impression from 20 feet but doesn’t hold up after getting a closer look. – Sold by RM at Amelia in 2013 for $$159,500 when it showed 9,220 km; today the odometer reads 9,229 km. It’s had some needed work but not all that it needs. The successful hammer bid of $155,000 is only $10,000 more than the bid that bought it seven years ago with the extra 2% 2020 commission accounting for the rest.
Lot # 2182 1956 Messerschmitt KR 200 Kabinenroller; S/N 57533; Red, Clear roof/Black vinyl; Estimate $50,000 – $75,000; Older restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $60,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $67,200. – 191cc/9.5hp single, sequential shift 4-speed, whitewall front tires, wheel covers, outside mirrors on stalks, windshield visor, luggage rack, Blaupunkt radio. – Formerly in the Bruce Weiner microcar collection and restored to that collection’s high standards as well as being autographed by its designer, Fritz Fend. Now a bit aged but the paint and upholstery are good and most of the age is apparent on the rather grungy engine. – This KR 200 sold for $77,050 at the Weiner auction, a magnanimous price typical of microcar transactions there where everything proved to be expensive. It’s still a vivid memory and seems much more recent than almost eight years ago. This result is still expensive, just not as expensive.
Lot # 2184 1959 Cooper-Climax Type 49 Monaco Mk I Sports Racer; S/N CM159; Engine # 430301164; White, Aluminum body sills/Black; Estimate $225,000 – $275,000; Competition restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $230,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $257,600. – RHD. 1,964/198hp SOHC Coventry Climax FPF inline 4-cylinder, two Weber dual choke carburetors, 4-speed transaxle, Cooper alloy wheels, Dunlop Racing tires, driver’s rollbar, full width Plexiglas windscreen, covered headlights, woodrim steering wheel, two seats, fire system, Smiths chronometric tach. – The first production Cooper Monaco, first owned by Curt Lincoln in Finland, later by Sir Jack Brabham, Chaparral’s Hap Sharp and Don Orosco. Restored in the mid-80’s and vintage raced since with the experience showing but also thoroughly and consistently maintained and updated as needed. It appears to be race-ready after a thorough check out. – Sold by Bonhams at Quail Lodge in 2007 for $287,500 when it was red and needed serious attention, which it seems to have had in abundance since then. This is a top quality historic racer that has led a charmed life and is a much better buy here than at Quail almost fourteen years ago.
Lot # 2189 1968 Iso Grifo GL Series I Berlinetta, Body by Bertone; S/N GL810191; Engine # TO812MG; Yellow/Tan leather; Estimate $375,000 – $425,000; Modified restoration 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $450,000 plus commission of 11.11%; Final Price $500,000. – 427/400hp, automatic, Pavesi dual panel sunroof, polished centerlock alloy wheels, Michelin tires, air conditioning, power steering, ventilated disc brakes, power windows, Pioneer CD stereo, woodrim steering wheel. – Extensively upgraded during an early naughts restoration including replacing the original 350 Chevy with the present 427, ventilated brakes and power steering. The present tan leather upholstery is even newer and shows scant evidence of wear or use. The engine compartment is resplendent in chrome plating and polished billet aluminum mounts with good paint throughout. The gauges are clear and crisply legended. An outstanding example. – This Grifo had blue leather and showed 4,158km when it was sold by RM at the Arizona Biltmore in 2015 for $385,000 to the present owner. Today it has tan leather and shows 7,945km, 3,787 more in the past almost six years yet the car is even better presented which says a lot about the care and attention it has received. The modifications, while they are upgrades that enhance its use, safety and enjoyment, somewhat detract from its value but that consideration was apparently overwhelmed by the promise of driving enjoyment in this result which is $25,000 over its $425,000 pre-sale high estimate. It’s hard to argue with the bidders’ enthusiasm.
Lot # 2191 1960 F.M.R. Tg 500 ‘Tiger’ Kabinenroller; S/N 21054; Yellow, Clear roof bubble/Black vinyl, Grey cloth; Estimate $150,000 – $250,000; Cosmetic restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $130,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $145,600. – 494/19.2hp inline 2-stroke twin, 4-speed sequential gearbox, rear-mounted spare, whitewall tires, hubcaps, stalk-mounted outside mirrors, 4-wheel chassis, windshield visor, VDO clock. – Good older repaint with a few chips and flaws. Sound upholstery and interior trim. Very good canopy and windows. The engine compartment and chassis are largely original and not restored but well-maintained with minimal seepage and road grime. Most of the chrome and aluminum trim is good but some items like the headlight bezels need to be removed and polished. – The Muscle Microcar, capable of keeping up with modest traffic, one of 320 believed built. This is an older restoration with subsequent use and expected age but is highly sought by collectors and brought a realistic price.
Lot # 2193 1958 Scarab Replica Sports Racer; S/N 195808013C; Engine # 1038; Metallic Blue, White scallops/Black vinyl; Estimate $175,000 – $225,000; Facsimile restoration 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $247,500 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $277,200. – Chevy smallblock with Hilborn injection, magneto, 5-speed, Wilwood brakes, Winters quick-change, SW gauges, quick-release 4-spoke steering wheel, Simpson 5-point belts, chrome driver’s rollbar, driver’s head fairing, wrap-around Plexiglas windshield, polished Halibrand kidney-bean centerlock wheels, Goodyear tires, chrome side exhausts, tube rear bumper – A beautifully detailed aluminum body replica by Scarab Motorsports showing 914 miles since it was completed. Faithfully executed aside from modern safety equipment and the 5-speed. The engine’s displacement is not stated. Appears to be as flawless as the 914 miles would indicate and SVRA accepted for historic racing. – There are only three real Scarabs but their seductive design and moderately successful history has made them eminently desirable for collectors who might have had a Scarab poster on their bedroom wall as kids. This is wish fulfillment at a reasonable price and an object to be appreciated for both its design and its performance.
Lot # 2196 1967 Mazda Cosmo Sport Series I Coupe; S/N L10A10260; Engine # 10A1245; White/Black vinyl, houndstooth cloth; Estimate $70,000 – $90,000; Visually maintained, largely original 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $115,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $128,800. – RHD. 982cc/110hp twin rotor Wankel engine, Hitachi carburetor, 4-speed, power antenna, heater, woodrim steering wheel, – Decent repaint and new interior. Pitted trim chrome. Stiff, cracked body seals, cracked dashtop patched with black goop. Worn, curled original carpets. Clean, orderly engine compartment showing age. Ugly old underbody. A strange, and not reassuring, mix of a little good and a lot that is not good at all. – Sold by Bonhams at Scottsdale in 2016 for $104,500 where the odometer showed 7,112km. It shows 7,116km today, about enough to get it on and off a transporter and roll it out for photos prior to the Elkhart Collection auction but doubtful it’s been started in the last almost five years. Described as “Thoroughly restored in prior ownership”, a phrase that bears little relationship to its condition today. Also described as “well-maintained since”, a phrase that means “not left out in the elements to rot.” There is abundant excitement these days for Japan Domestic Market cars never offered in the U.S., but this result is exuberant and the new owner is far (and many dollars) from experiencing it on the road. It is, plain and simple, expensive, the basis for an expensive resurrection.
Lot # 2199 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider Conversion, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 14849; Engine # B1384; Rosso Corsa/Beige leather, Black bars; Beige top; Estimate $400,000 – $450,000; Original, modified for competition or performance 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $460,000 plus commission of 11.09%; Final Price $511,000. – 4,390/352hp V12, six 2-barrel Weber carburetors, 5-speed, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Yokohama AVS tires, brown interior trim, pop-up headlights, headrest seats, Veglia air conditioning, power windows, Kenwood cassette stereo. – Cut by European Auto in 1986. Color changed many times. Indifferent quality current paint with light orange peel and road fragmentation nicks. Pitted trim chrome, surface creased upholstery, faded dashtop, scuffed and scraped leather steering wheel rim. Good gauges. Orderly but aged and used engine compartment. It has been a while since this Daytona got much attention. – By all accounts a cut Daytona is worth significantly less, on the order of 30-40% less, than a comparable condition Daytona coupe but this result is nearly coupe money for a car in comparable neglected and aged condition. At a hammer bid $10,000 over RM’s optimistic pre-sale high estimate, this is far less car than the money paid for it should have bought and the new owner will wake up in the morning, take a closer look, and have serious buyer’s remorse. It never should have brought a hammer bid over $360,000 leaving this transaction with a six-figure hangover.
Lot # 2202 1952 Ferrari 225 S Berlinetta, Body by Vignale; S/N 0164ED; Engine # 0164ED; Red/Caramel leather; Estimate $2,500,000 – $3,500,000; condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,550,000 plus commission of 10.20%; Final Price $2,810,000. – RHD. 2,715/210hp V12, triple Weber 36 DCF carburetors, Tremec 5-speed, Marchal headlights and fog lights, outside laced chrome spoke wire wheels with Rudge-Whitworth centerlock hubs, Dunlop Racing tires, quick release fuel filler, woodrim steering wheel. – Significant early competition history in Italy, 4th overall at the 1952 Monaco GP (which was run for sports cars) driven by Jean Lucas, later won the GP d’Orleans, GP de Bressuire and Les Sables d’Olonne. Bought by the present owner in 2012, raced at the Monaco GP Historique in 2012, 2014 and 2016, Mille Miglia Storica in 2013 and 2014 and displayed at Pebble Beach in 2017. Now fitted with a replacement (250?) engine and Tremec 5-speed, it comes with “a matching numbers engine block” and the original gearbox. – The catalog description is confused, in one place stating “accompanied by a matching numbers engine block” but a paragraph later saying “with its original numbers matching unit preserved on the side.” Whatever…. This is a charming, historically significant Ferrari 225 S with period racing history that makes it a valued entrant in pretty much any prestigious event it wants to attend, not to mention the choice Vignale coupe coachwork and it is a sound buy at this $2,550,000 hammer bid, barely a paddle-flick over its $2.5 million pre-sale low estimate.
Lot # 2205 1965 Griffith Series 200 Coupe; S/N 2005002; Engine # 1019L19KA; Red/Black; Estimate $80,000 – $100,000; Older restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $120,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $134,400. – 260/164hp Ford V8 with Edelbrock intake, high performance ignition, Cobra valve covers, Salisbury differential, aluminum fuel tank, 4-speed, outside laced wire wheels, engine turned spoke woodrim steering wheel, outside fuel filler, alternator and comes with boxes of spares. – The third Griffith test car, a TVR Grantura developed by TVR U.S. importer Dick Monnich for Jack Griffith, the only Griffith 200 delivered with a 260 Ford. 260 engine swapped from one of the other prototypes, owned for a half century by its second owner. Selectively but largely unobtrusively modified. Good paint, interior and chrome. Orderly engine compartment with some paint loss and surface oxidation. Less than a Cobra, but more than a Sunbeam Tiger, presentable and wicked fast. – Jack Griffith was one of the nicest guys ever to lay his hands on automobiles, a car-loving enthusiast but also a clear-eyed businessman who, despite the ups and down of dealing in cars, never seemed to have accumulated people who didn’t like him. He was part of the cabal that started the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance with Bill Warner, and the TVR-based Griffith is Jack’s legacy, of which this development model is an important part. Attractively restored and sympathetically maintained, this is an heroic price for a Series 200 but one that is more than supported by its history and its importance to the Griffith legacy.
Lot # 2206 1968 Iso Grifo GL Series I Coupe, Body by Bertone; S/N GL840212; Engine # 1087; Silver-Grey Metallic, Silver sills/Beige leather; Estimate $325,000 – $375,000; Cosmetic restoration 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $360,000 plus commission of 11.39%; Final Price $401,000. – 327/340hp, 4-speed, power windows, air conditioning, Becker Europa II AM-FM, Nardi woodrim steering wheel, Campagnolo centerlock alloy wheels, Goodyear Eagle tires. – Modern rotary A/C compressor. Excellent cosmetics, fully restored engine compartment albeit with some kluged wiring. Cosmetically restored and maintained to the highest standards, it’s an excellent example. – This car sold for $362,500 at RM’s Amelia auction in 2019 where it showed 92,522 km and the odometer reads 92,528 km today, about what’s needed for driving on and off a transporter. The contrast with the Grifo sold earlier in this sale for $500,000 that was upgraded with a 427/400hp, brakes and had an automatic is revealing. By all rights this is the better car. It has the lighter but still potent smallblock 340hp Chevy and a 4-speed, but it brought less money.
Lot # 2208 1924 Bentley 3-4 1/2-Litre Tourer, Body after Vanden Plas; S/N 406; Dark Green/Dark Red leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $300,000 – $400,000; condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $400,000 plus commission of 11.25%; Final Price $445,000. – RHD. Later 4,398/105hp reproduction engine, original 3-Litre #408 included, 4-speed, SU “sloper” carburetors, 4-wheel brakes with finned drums, Andre friction shocks, reproduction Vanden Plas style fabric covered tourer body, folding windshield, dual aeroscreens, multiple taillights, driving lights, single sidemount, black wire wheels, Blockley tires, fishtail exhaust, twine wrapped steering wheel. – Very good cosmetics showing only light use, shiny brightwork. The engine compartment is exceptionally clean, polished and shiny with leaks or dribbles. Upholstery is only lightly creased from use and the gauges are bright and crisp. It’s a genuine Bentley but modified and upgraded over the years to make it a much better and more potent driver, ideal for all sorts of events. – Considering the opportunities that the new owner of this Bentley will have for tours, events, shows and simple weekend driving the price it brought, even at the high end of its pre-sale estimate, is reasonable.
Lot # 2210 1966 Volkswagen Type 2 Deluxe ’21-Window’ Microbus; S/N 256111411; Engine # H1185002; Cumulus White, Sea Blue/Grey vinyl; Grey folding sunroof top; Estimate $100,000 – $130,000; Older restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $125,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $140,000. – 1,493/53hp, 4-speed, 21-windows, bumper overriders, clock, hubcaps, blackwall tires, 3-row seating, pass-through front seats, folding sunroof. – Difficult if not impossible to fault in any meaningful way with quality paint and interior, crisp gauges and an orderly if not fresh engine compartment. – Sold by RM at Monterey in 2004 for an unremarkable $41,800 when its odometer showed 33,499 miles. Today the dials read 33,808 miles, just 309 more than sixteen years ago. In the meantime it has been sold twice more, at RM Monterey in 2007 for $35,750 and at Gooding Scottsdale in 2008 for $60,500. The market for 21-window Microbuses has changed dramatically in the ensuing twelve years, but even at that this is a generous result that has barely turned a wheel in sixteen years and may have some serious maintenance issues backed up that will require attention.
Lot # 2212 1971 Alfa Romeo Montreal Coupe, Body by Bertone; S/N AR1425491; Engine # AR0056400358; Red, Black sills/Black vinyl, cloth; Estimate $80,000 – $100,000; Cosmetic restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $95,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $106,400. – 2,593/230hp fuel injected V8, ZF 5-speed, Campagnolo alloy wheels, cassette stereo, heater, power windows – Very good older paint. The right front grille trim doesn’t transition smoothly to the trim over the right headlight. Good interior except for sun damaged rear package shelf. The engine is very good but the compartment it sits in has been repainted over old paint and has some paint loss. A quality Montreal. – To Alfisti the Montreal may be the best combination possible of the venerable, reliable and sublime Giulia 105 chassis with the Tipo 33-derived 4-cam engine with 230hp. The ZF 5-speed is respected, although Alfisti will puzzle over the shift pattern. This is a quality example but it’s not the best in the world, although for the price it brought it should have been.
Lot # 2213 1927 Pur Sang Type 35 Grand Prix, Body by Pur Sang; S/N 475PS; French Blue/Cognac leather; Estimate $200,000 – $250,000; Non-factory replica 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $222,500 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $249,200. – RHD. SOHC supercharged inline eight, plain bearings, revised firing order, electric fan, electric fuel pump, driveshaft-driven alternator, dry clutch, 4-speed, dual aeroscreens, cycle fenders, single sidemount spare, 4-spoke woodrim steering wheel, polished 8-spoke alloy wheels, Argentine tires, Marchal headlights, Scintilla taillights, turn signals. – Highly polished engine with engine turned panels and highly polished castings. Moderately stretched upholstery and cockpit edge padding. Little if any use is evident and it is close to like new, which it is. – I’ve driven Pur Sang Type 35s and they are fabulous continuations of the craftsmanship, detail and construction methods that have made Bugattis cherished exemplars of a period when craftsmanship and form-following-function design won races. Pur Sang puts it all together to re-create the experience in an holistic way. There are CNC machines in the Pur Sang shop, but that also bash out the frames, hollow front axles, body panels and pour bronze and aluminum in Argentina much as Bugatti did in Molsheim generations ago and they should be admired today for their attention to detail and adherence to historic standards. This is a generously-equipped Type 35 that its new owner can appreciate much as if it were built at Molsheim seventy years ago, a stunning car at a moderate price.
Lot # 2214 1919 Pierce-Arrow Series 31 4-Passenger Roadster; S/N 311365; Engine # 311270; Grey, Black fenders/Black leather; Black leatherette top; Estimate $200,000 – $250,000; Visually maintained, largely original 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $150,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $168,000. – RHD. 415/38 ALAM hp T-head inline six, 3-speed, Waltham speedometer and clock, varnished wood spoke wheels, dual rear-mounted spares, Dawley headlights. – Known history of informed Pierce-Arrow enthusiasts from 1930, refurbished as needed along the way but never fully restored. Retains its original bodywork and wood framing but has a correct type replacement engine. The paint is good, as is the older upholstery and interior trim with some wear on the bolsters of the bucket front seats. The engine compartment is clean and orderly showing evidence of touring use and age. A stately old Pierce, one of three believed to survive with this coachwork, which looks frumpy with the tall top erected but would be a sleek runabout with it stowed. – Sold by Bonhams from the Short Collection in 2011 for $141,200 and offered subsequently in 2011 and 2014 without changing hands. It is a sound and enjoyable old car that deserves to be exercised more than the 349 miles that have been added to the odometer since 2014. The price it brought here is a good deal for the new owner.
Lot # 2215 1967 Toyota 2000GT Coupe; S/N MF1010100; Solar Red/Black vinyl; Estimate $700,000 – $850,000; Older restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $825,000 plus commission of 10.61%; Final Price $912,500. – 1,995/150hp DOHC inline six, three Spanish-built Weber 45DCOE carburetors, 5-speed, centerlock wheels, fender mirrors, dash clock, power windows, woodrim steering wheel, wood shift knob, factory radio, clock, chronometer, Yamaha number 1090. – Beautiful paint with only a few minor chips on the underside of the nose. Very good brightwork. The headlight cover has some hazing on the inside, which appears to be dust. The underbody has been fully restored, although the gearbox does have a light oily film. The interior presents very well. A well performed older restoration with a few flaws and aging gracefully with little use. Desirable LHD car originally owned and retained for three decades by racer Otto Linton and in several collections since. – An auction veteran that sums up the past few years of 2000GT prices pretty well. It sold at Mecum Monterey in 2015 for $1,017,500 at the peak then hammered not sold there the next year at a $700,000 high bid after a $750,000 no-sale at Kissimmee in between. It failed to sell at Kissimmee in 2017 at a $725,000 high bid and then finally sold for $825,000 at Mecum Indy a few months later. The million-dollar Toyota 2000GT was a short-lived trend and values reached an irrational low point at Gooding’s Pebble Beach auction in 2018 when this car sold for just $550,000. The odometer has added only 5 miles since then so no one has gotten any driving reward during the last two years but the price is finally back up to where it, by all rights, should be, and even a little more.
Lot # 2217 1920 Locomobile Model 48 Series 7 Sportif; S/N 17212; Engine # 12490; Black/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $150,000 – $200,000; Visually maintained, largely original 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $125,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $140,000. – 525/48 ALAM hp T-head inline six (about 80 brake hp), 3-speed, rear drum brakes, Ball & Ball updraft carburetor, artillery-style wheels, blackwall tires, dual rear-mounted spares, Windbreaks rear windshield with wind wings, spotlight, Chelsea clock, Warner speedometer. – D. Cameron Peck 1940-47, then Lindley Bothwell and his family until 2004. Featured in 1992 movie “Chaplin”. One repaint (apparently a color change) and new top in 1992 for the movie role, otherwise mostly original, interior partially redone. Never restored, just kept up by people who knew what they had and what they were doing and too well-preserved to restore. – Sold at Gooding’s Pebble Beach auction in 2013 for $176,000 where it showed 30,636 miles on the Warner odometer. Today it shows 30,831 miles. Gooding sold it again at Scottsdale 2019 for $112,000. “Sportif” is more than the coachwork’s name, it is a sporting, good-performing automobile that will be enjoyed as is for many years with no more than routine maintenance and is a sound value at this price.
Lot # 2220 1939 Lincoln-Zephyr Coupe; S/N H67590; Coach Maroon/Beige leather; Estimate $125,000 – $175,000; condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $155,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $173,600. – 267/110hp V12, 3-speed, Columbia 2-speed axle, hubcaps, wide whitewalls, oval wind wings, skirts, dual outside mirrors, heater, radio. – Excellent paint, flat panels, even gaps, flush fits, bright chrome. The engine and the compartment it sits in are pristine as are the upholstery, interior trim, dash and gauges.. An LCOC National winner and still in show quality condition. – Sold by RM at Hershey in 2018 for $148,500 where it showed 32,395 miles, it shows only 32,405 miles today and is still an exceptional design, among the best and most streamlined of the era as well as a truly extraordinary restoration. The interior, with the gearshift emerging from the center stack and a single integrated speedometer and engine gauges is as innovative as the split rear window exterior. The bidders here liked it and liked it a lot, paying a premium price for a premium Lincoln-Zephyr.
Lot # 2221 1903 Clement 12/16hp Rear Entrance Tonneau; S/N 4186; Engine # 283; Black, Cranberry chassis/Black leather; Estimate $325,000 – $375,000; Rebodied or re-created 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $255,000 plus commission of 11.96%; Final Price $285,500. – RHD. 2,121/16 RAC hp L-head inline four-cylinder, 4-speed, BRC acetylene headlights, Lucas kerosene side lights, single trumpet bulb horn, electric starter added. – Found in Australia about 2000 serving as a clown car at the Kangaroo Grounds in Victoria state and restored with a reproduction body. Electric starter added. VCC dated and a three-time LBVCR participant. Cracked paint, worn old upholstery, dull brass. Orderly but aging engine compartment. A sound and usable car with LBVCR eligibility, even if it no longer is adapted to clowns. – Sold by Bonhams at the Goodwood Members Meeting in 2017 for $348,272, GBP 281,500 at the time. This result is far less in both dollars and GBP, GBP 219,000 in the latter case. It represents a sound but not particularly advantageous value on account of its reconstructed status.
Lot # 2222 1955 Cooper-Jaguar T38 Mk II Sports Racer, Body by Williams & Prichard; S/N CJ255; Engine # E20849; White/Black; Estimate $2,000,000 – $2,500,000; Competition restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,600,000 plus commission of 10.31%; Final Price $1,765,000. – RHD. D-Type specification Jaguar engine (displacement not stated) with triple dual-choke Weber 45DCO3 carburetors, Moss 4-speed, Dunlop centerlock alloy wheels, Dunlop Racing tires, driver’s wraparound Plexiglas windscreen, braced driver’s rollbar, covered headlights, alloy body, passenger’s seat metal tonneau cover, Stack electronic tachometer, fire system, fuel cell. – Built for Michael Head, father of F1 designer Sir Patrick Head, and raced successfully in the UK. Road tested by Autocar in August 1957. Sold to David Chamberlain in 1959 and raced by him into 1962. Restored by CKL Developments with cooperation from Patrick Head. One of three built by Cooper, the firm’s first venture into large displacement sports racers. Cosmetically in very good condition with some historic race use. Mechanically very professional and pleasing. Probably needs nothing although no recent service is noted, last historic raced at Monaco in 2018. – This is an obscure opportunity. The Cooper-Jag has limited success when it was new. It relies upon Cooper’s crude transverse leaf spring suspension and very few people have heard of it. It’s not a Lister-Jag, nor a D-Type, but it does have impressive historic event eligibility and is in very good condition. Put it all in a balance and the result here, with a hammer bid some 20% under the pre-sale low estimate of $2 million, is a sensible compromise.
Lot # 2223 1956 Arnolt-Bristol Deluxe Roadster, Body by Bertone; S/N 404X3084; Engine # BS1MKII285; Silver/Grey leather; Estimate $325,000 – $375,000; Recent restoration 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $290,000 plus commission of 11.72%; Final Price $324,000. – 1,971/130hp, triple Weber 34 ICH downdraft carburetors, 4-speed, steel wheels, hubcaps, Lucas headlights. – Represented as the original engine although the standard carburetors were Solexes, not the Webers seen here. Excellent paint, nearly pristine upholstery and bright, crisp engine compartment and gauges. A choice Arnolt-Bristol. – Arnolt-Bristols are noted not only for their race-winning performance but also for the finely developed Bertone coachwork that belies the height of the long-stroke Bristol six. The colors are bland which doesn’t help its eye-appeal and it was bought on a hammer bid $35,000 under RM’s pre-sale low estimate of $325,000. This is a solid value.
Lot # 2226 1955 Hudson Italia Coupe, Body by Touring; S/N IT10010; Engine # IT10010; Tan/Tan, Red; Estimate $350,000 – $450,000; Older restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $325,000 plus commission of 11.54%; Final Price $362,500. – 202/114hp Twin-H, 3-speed, Borrani chrome wire wheels, whitewalls, AM radio, bucket seats. – One of only 25 built on the Hudson Jet platform with highly individual coachwork by Touring designed by Hudson’s Frank Spring. Represented as the original engine, owned for four decades by the first owner, James M. Fisher. Later restored by its third owner Ed Souers. Very good paint and brightwork. Thick repaint to the mechanicals and underbody. The interior has seen little use since restoration and has few signs of wear. – Offered by Worldwide at Pacific Grove in 2017 where it brought an unsuccessful high bid of $350,000, then sold a year later by Worldwide from the Hostetler Hudson collection for a mind-bending $682,000, a $620,000 hammer bid which was over double Worldwide’s presale $300,000 low estimate. Let’s just say that this result restores equilibrium.
Lot # 2227 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic Coupe, Body by Ghia; S/N 106000041; Engine # 104000000060; Garnet Red/Beige leather, Red piping; Estimate $1,750,000 – $2,200,000; Older restoration 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,850,000 plus commission of 10.27%; Final Price $2,040,000. – 1,996/110hp, two Weber 36 DCF3 carburetors, 4-speed, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Marchal headlights and fog lights, woodrim steering wheel, – First owned by GM designer Henry S. Lauve, retained by him and his family until 1991. Reproduction chassis tag, replacement engine. Extraordinary paint, chrome, panel fits and gaps (other than the slightly proud passenger’s door.) Sumptuous, gorgeous interior. Beautifully presented engine compartment. Every detail is meticulously done and impeccable. – “Fantastic” barely begins to describe the Giovanni Savonuzzi-designed Fiat “Otto-Vu” Supersonics. They were so evocative that some 15 were built, each with subtle refinements, a remarkable series of individualistic cars that caught the imagination of the early Fifties. Originally White over Blue, the Garnet Red Metallic color that 00041 has acquired in recent years is sumptuous. Its reflections and gradients highlight the coachwork’s intricacies. The color change might be criticized but it is so striking that appearance vastly overshadows it and the result here is completely appropriate.
Lot # 2236 1964 Aston Martin DB5 ‘Vantage Specification’ Coupe; S/N DB51900R; Engine # 4003262VC; Sierra Blue Metallic/Black leather; Estimate $750,000 – $850,000; Recent restoration 2+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $770,000 plus commission of 10.65%; Final Price $852,000. – RHD. 3,995/325hp Vantage specification, chrome wire wheels with 3 eared knock-ons, ZF five-speed gearbox, heated rear screen, Motorola radio, power aerial, woodrim steering wheel. – The paintwork is superb, prepared and sprayed to a very high standard. The chromework is freshly repaired and shows an excellent standard of finish. The front grille is original and a little aged. Some of the window seals are imperfect. The interior leather is perfection, no folds or creases at all. GBP 340,000 full body off restoration, new Connolly leather, new carpets and trim, full rechrome, a genuine complete restoration to a good standard, impressive work. – Sold by Bonhams at Goodwood in April of last year for $828,217 (GPB 636,600 at the time) and showing 62,393 miles. Today it has only four more miles (63,397) and brought more in US $ and the home currency (GBP 653,400.) It is an outstanding example by any standard and an outstanding result for a righthand drive car in a lefthand drive market.
Lot # 2237 2010 Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale Coupe, Body by Zagato; S/N 1B3AZ6JZ9AV100128; Ruby Red/Tan leather; Estimate $400,000 – $600,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $440,000 plus commission of 11.14%; Final Price $489,000. – 8.4 Litre/640hp Viper V10, 6-speed, polished alloy wheels, red calipers, CD stereo, air conditioning. – 202 miles and one owner from new, said to have cost over $1 million when new, one of nine built. The driver’s seat is a little stretched but everything else is like new, as it should be. A Zagato-built custom-bodied Viper SRT/10 with delivery miles. – This is a dramatically designed Zagato with Alfa TZ2 elements but in the end it is a custom-bodied Viper with entrancing design elements but it’s not an Alfa Romeo, as evidenced in its Dodge Viper 17-digit VIN. Being an Alfa-guy, it is unappealing to me. This is 8C money (a real Alfa Romeo) and appropriate for this hybrid.
Lot # 2238 1954 Fiat 8V Coupe, Body by Vignale; S/N 106000080; Engine # 1040000000161; Red, Black stripe and roof/Black leather, Red piping; Estimate $1,400,000 – $1,650,000; Older restoration 1- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $820,000 plus commission of 10.61%; Final Price $907,000. – 1,991/110hp V8, 4-speed, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, woodrim steering wheel, Marchal headlights. – Represented as the original engine. Excellent older paint and brilliant chrome. Flat, even panels and uniform gaps. Delightful, inviting interior. Orderly restored engine compartment. The delight in this 8V are the myriad luxurious small details that appear in every view both inside and out. The coachwork design is more plebian than its Supersonic counterpart but still attractive and dynamic in this color scheme. – A show-quality limited production automobile with distinctive and attractive coachwork and a sound buy at this price.
Lot # 2242 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S Coupe, Body by Bertone; S/N 3874; Engine # 2706; Yellow, Silver sills/Dark Grey leather; Estimate $1,200,000 – $1,400,000; Older restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,050,000 plus commission of 10.48%; Final Price $1,160,000. – 3,929/370hp, four 3-barrel Weber carburetors, 5-speed, centerlock alloy wheels, Radial T/A tires, power windows, Carello driving lights, rear window slats, electric radiator fans. – Very good older paint and interior. Restored in 2000 with many SV features including brakes. Engine rebuilt by Bob Wallace with 0.5mm overbore, split sump lubrication, limited slip and a fuel cell. Clean, orderly engine compartment. Reportedly driven no few miles since the restoration, use which is all but invisible after careful, sympathetic maintenance. – The modifications and updates are a mixed blessing, making this P400 S less “authentic” but safer and a better car for tours and long trips. The bidders have arrived at a compromise that discounts the car for the miles and the modifications, a conservative but still appropriate valuation.
Lot # 2243 1954 Fiat 8V Coupe, Body by Vignale; S/N 106000047; Engine # 10400000009; Red/Beige leather; Estimate $1,000,000 – $1,250,000; Older restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $700,000 plus commission of 10.71%; Final Price $775,000. – 1,996/110hp V8, 4-speed, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, Michelin tires, Marchal headlights, woodrim steering wheel. – Restored in 1990 by Mike Fennel for Don Williams, still with very good paint and chrome. The upholstery is lightly stretched and surface creased. The chassis and engine compartment are older than the paint which was originally green. The left door window is scratched. Represented as the original engine, and pleasingly presented with a solid old restoration showing its quality in its now nearly 30 year old preservation. – Offered by RM at Monaco in 2018 where it was reported bid to $741,000 (Euros 620,000.) The all-in price here is Euros 654,300. The least imaginative of the three Otto Vus in the Elkhart Collection sale, it is also the least expensive, an appropriate result for its appearance and restoration.
Lot # 2245 1954 Talbot-Lago T26 GSL Coupe; S/N 111003; Dark Blue/Beige leather; Estimate $180,000 – $240,000; Older restoration 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $220,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $246,400. – 4,482/210hp overhead valve inline six, three Solex carburetors, Wilson pre-selector 4-speed, leaf spring spoke steering wheel, silver painted wire wheels, Excelsior tires, Marchal headlights, fog lights, full size spare. – Restored in the early 2000’s and used since. Mediocre old paint with flaws and edge chips. Sound but worn upholstery. Good gauges. Orderly but lightly aged and oil misted engine compartment. The wire wheels are dirty and starting to rust. A driver-quality Talbot-Lago showing age and use. – Reported sold by Coys at Maastricht in 2007 for $151,930 (Euros 120,000 at the time) and reported bid to $195,000 at Bonhams Quail Lodge in 2008. This is a desirable, long-legged French grand tourer and one of the last of its kind, but this is a highly generous price, particularly with the old restoration.
Lot # 2246 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider, Body by Pinin Farina; S/N AR149504904; Engine # AR131544211; Black/Red leather, Black piping; Black cloth top; Estimate $100,000 – $125,000; Older restoration 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $90,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $100,800. – 1,290/80hp, 2-barrel Solex carburetor, 5-speed, silver steel wheels, hubcaps, Michelin XZX tires, dirty old tool roll with Alfa Romeo wrenches. – Good paint, chrome and interior. The panels are not flat but the gaps are even. The gauge faces are fading and the bezel chrome is pitting. Very neat, orderly engine compartment. A handsome old restored Alfa Giulietta Normale. – This promises to be a pleasing if not concours restored Alfa that appears to have had care as needed since the restoration. So often the Normale Alfas acquire a Veloce-type dual Weber intake and it’s a measure of the attention this one has gotten that it didn’t resort to that subterfuge. The bidders liked it, and paid a reasonable price for it.
Lot # 2247 1963 Jaguar XKE Continuation Lightweight Roadster; S/N S851001; Silver, Silver hardtop/Red leather; Estimate $1,750,000 – $2,225,000; Competition Continuation 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,550,000 plus commission of 10.32%; Final Price $1,710,000. – RHD. 3,781/300hp aluminum DOHC inline six, wide angle cylinder head, three dual choke Weber 48DCOE2 carburetors, fully synchronized 4-speed, RSP centerlock magnesium wheels, Dunlop Racing tires, roll bar, 5-point Willans belts, covered halogen headlights, quick release fuel filler, woodrim steering wheel. Includes a 1:8 scale model and a Bremont commemorative wristwatch in its original presentation case. – One of seven continuation lightweights built by Jaguar with chassis numbers not used in the original series. FIA HTP documented for historic racing. Used as the Jaguar display and demonstration car, then returned to Jaguar before delivery to the Elkhart Collection. One owner from new, 717 miles and essentially perfect. – Bonhams sold one of the original Lightweights, the ex-Bob Jane 1963 Australian Championship winner, at Scottsdale in 2017 for $7,370,000. A few months later they sold the ex-Briggs Cunningham Lightweight that raced at Le Mans in 1963 (dnf) for $8,000,000 at Quail Lodge. This Continuation is immaculate and brought a reasonable price, the difference being its lack of history.
Lot # 2251 1972 Ferrari 246 GT Dino Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 02828; Silver/Beige; Estimate $250,000 – $300,000; Visually maintained, largely original 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $285,000 plus commission of 11.75%; Final Price $318,500. – 2,419/195hp, three dual choke Weber carburetors, 5-speed, Cromodora alloy wheels, Michelin Energy tires, headrest seats, Custom Autosound cassette stereo, leather rim steering wheel, full size spare, tool roll, jack, shop and owner’s manuals. – Euro spec car. Mediocre old repaint, worn original upholstery. Tidy, orderly engine and chassis. An honest used car bought from the Oldenburg Collection in 2013 with 70,662 km and with only 68 km more today. – Sold by Bonhams at Scottsdale in 2013 for $181,000, a reasonable result at the time. What motivated the bidders here to pursue it so avidly and to this effusive price is not apparent on the record and this is a curve-bending result for a mediocre car.
Lot # 2255 1967 Ford Cortina Lotus Mk 1 2-Dr. Sedan Rally Car; S/N Z740052527D; White, Green accent/Black cloth; Estimate $60,000 – $75,000; Competition car, original as-raced 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $57,500 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $64,400. – RHD. 1,558/105hp Lotus Twin Cam inline 4-cylinder, two dual choke Weber carburetors, 4-speed, woodrim steering wheel, Luke 4-point belts, roll bar, Halda Twinmaster odometer, map light, Halda Speedpilot speedometer, Minilite alloy wheels, Yokohama tires, Cibie and PIAA driving lights, alternator. – Sound but aged old repaint. Rather disorderly engine compartment with some dull finished and road grime. Dirty interior with old trim, old Haldas, cheap cloth seat covers and disorganized wiring. A well-used and moderately maintained rally-equipped righthand drive Cortina Lotus. – The other Cortina Lotus in this collection, a car in comparable condition, sold late yesterday for $47,600. Its rally equipment wasn’t as good, but how much of this car’s equipment works is questionable based upon its age and appearance. By comparison this is an expensive car, even at a bid or two under its pre-sale low estimate of $60,000.
Lot # 2256 1957 Jaguar XKSS Continuation Roadster; S/N XKSS77521; Engine # E70149; Dark Green/Cognac leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $1,500,000 – $2,000,000; Competition Continuation 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,800,000 plus commission of 10.28%; Final Price $1,985,000. – RHD. 3,442/275hp, 4-speed, triple Weber 45DCOE3 carburetors, 4-speed, Dunlop centerlock alloy wheels, Dunlop Racing tires, side outlet exhaust, side curtains, luggage rack, Smiths chronometric telltale tach, modern fuel cell, 4-point Willans belts and larger seats to accommodate the girth of purchasers in 2017. – Meticulously built by Jaguar Classic right down to X-ing out the original chassis number XKD 705 and restamping XKSS775-21 below it as the original would have appeared had it not perished in the Browns Lane fire. One of nine continuation cars built in 2017 and like new, because it is with only 51 miles on the odometer. The ID tag is discolored, as it would have been when salvaged from the fire. – The concept of the XKSS in 1957 was daring, to convert unsold D-Types to a modicum of road use. The short nose and long tail, tall chrome-framed windshield, luggage rack and curved side curtains are incredibly evocative, a joyous expression of form following function and totally impractical. And who cares? It’s safe to say that any of the original sixteen is today worth well into eight figures and the Elkhart Collection bidders didn’t miss the chance to take this prize home at a price that is fair to both the seller and the buyer.
Lot # 2257 1966 Jaguar XKE SI 4.2 Roadster; S/N 1E13662; Engine # 7E105219; Opalescent Maroon/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $160,000 – $200,000; Modified restoration 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $190,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $212,800. – 4,235/265hp DOHC inline six-cylinder, three SU carburetors, 5-speed (original 4-speed included), chrome wire wheels, blackwall Vredestein tires, Wilwood disc brakes, accessory wind wings, no radio, JDHT certificate documented. – Represented as the original engine block with a replacement cylinder head. A shiny restoration, polished up underhood. Excellent cosmetics, done by Classic Showcase in their inimitable style, still appears to be fresh with scant evidence of road use. – When sold by Bonhams at Scottsdale in 2012 fresh from Classic Showcase’s shop this XKE showed 87,553 miles and brought $144,500. Today it has 567 more miles but is still in exceptional condition. The 5-speed and Wilwood brakes somewhat detract from its appeal, however, except for a dedicated driver for whom the jewel-like condition with quickly be compromised. So, it’s too beautiful to be driven, but its driving-centric modifications don’t commend it to a show field. The contradiction makes the price it brought here expensive.
Lot # 2261 1955 Jaguar D-Type Continuation Sports Racer; S/N XKD805; Engine # E70249; Ecosse Blue/Dark Blue leather; Estimate $1,000,000 – $1,500,000; Competition Continuation 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,200,000 plus commission of 10.42%; Final Price $1,325,000. – RHD. 3,442/275hp, triple dual-choke Weber 45DCOE3 carburetors, 4-speed, Dunlop centerlock alloy wheels, Dunlop Racing tires, short nose covered headlight body, dual wraparound windscreens, passenger’s hard tonneau cover, driver’s head fairing, white painted side outlet exhausts, woodrim steering wheel, fire system, RaceTec 5-point belts, Smiths chronometric telltale tach, aluminum radiator – One of 25 built by Jaguar Classic to complete the original planned run of 100 D-Types. One owner, 172 miles. Excellent cosmetics, highly polished engine compartment. Like new. – The third Jaguar Continuation cars in this auction, all of them like new with delivery mileage and all selling for about the same $1-2 million amount. Intended by Jaguar to be raced in historic events and carefully duplicating not only the configuration but also the materials and construction methods of the originals although this one does not have an FIA HTP. Add another zero to the price for an authentic raced-in-period D-Type, which frames a conundrum for the owners of those few surviving 1950’s D-Types: continue to compete in historic events and risk damaging an irreplaceable historic artifact, or park the 50’s D-Type in a place of honor and race one of these?