Worldwide Auctioneers, Scottsdale, January 26, 2024

Worldwide returned to Singh Meadows in Scottsdale for a one-day sale this year after skipping 2023. In 2021 during CoViD they had a “Scottsdale” auction at their home base in Auburn, Indiana making the last auction here in Arizona in 2022.

2024 was an ordinary sale for them here with a sale total in line with 2020 and 2019. The sell-through rate, though, was dismal, the lowest of the Scottsdale auctions although, honestly, only nine points below RM Sotheby’s and fifteen points below Bonhams.

Still, a $5.5 million dollar auction is less than triumphant and many of the cars were bid to reasonable amounts but failed to find acceptance by new owners.

Worldwide skipped Scottsdale in 2023 and that seems to have been a prudent choice. The location at the Singh Meadows golf driving range is remote even though easily accessible off Arizona’s Loop 101 Freeway. It offers none of the amenities of WestWorld, the Westin Kierland or the Arizona Biltmore. Even the on-site sandwich shop, which in prior years was a pleasing and economical diversion from other Scottsdale auction food, was closed this year.

There were seriously good cars here at Worldwide Scottsdale. They were overlooked in a generally lackluster 2024 Scottsdale auction week.

It will be a surprise if Rod Egan’s and John Kruse’s Worldwide Auctioneers are back here in 2025.

Here are the numbers:

Year Cars Sold/ Offered Sale % Average Sale Median Sale Total $
2024 63/97 65% $86,893 $44,800


2023 No Scottsdale Auction
2022 74/81 91.4% $142,487 $50,400



On-site observations are by Rick Carey, Andrew Newton and Greg Ingold. Lots are sorted in lot number order.

Lot # 1 1976 Porsche 914 2.0 Targa; S/N 4762901125; Yellow/Yellow; Enthusiast restoration 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $16,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $17,920 – 1,971/84hp, 5-speed, alloy wheels, Pioneer CD, Yellow painted LeCarra steering wheel, air conditioning. – Final year 914. Good paint and bumpers. The windshield frame is a little loose and the right headlight door sits a bit low. A few small scuffs on the top. Aged, scraped and scratched wheels. The interior is a little gauche with all the yellow in there, but it’s in good shape. A sound, weekend drivable 914. – This is a driver-quality 914, and it was still a driver-quality 914 when Barrett-Jackson sold it at WestWorld in 2016 for $10,670. That was an appropriate price at the time for the condition, and this result in 2024 is appropriate for the condition today.

Lot # 6 1971 Citroen AMI 8 Wagon; S/N 06JB1357; Cream, Blue accent stripes/Black; Enthusiast restoration 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $15,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $16,800 – 602/32hp, 4-speed, hub caps. – Engine rebuilt in 1998 and painted in 2012. Tidy, maintained engine bay. Tired original bumpers. Pitted door handles. Budget respray with improper masking and a few runs as well as a few small spots where surface rust is poking through on panel edges. Decent interior with worn steering wheel. A cute driver for Francophiles and a rather rare car in this country, for not much money. – While not such an unusual sight on the cobblestone streets of a French village, a Citroën Ami (French for “friend”) is a rarity in the deserts of Arizona, or anywhere in the US for that matter. Loosely based on the 2CV but larger, more practical and a little more powerful, the Ami was a big seller and available in several body styles, though this wagon is probably the most useful. In this condition at this price it’s certainly not the bargain of the week, but it’s still a fun, cute conversation starter for entry-level dollars.

Lot # 10 1968 Shelby Mustang GT350 Convertible; S/N 8T03J205235; Green/Black vinyl; Cosmetic restoration 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $105,000 – 302/250hp, automatic, 10-spoke alloy wheels, Firehawk tires AM-FM, grille-mounted fog lights. – Good paint and upholstery. Paint flaws on the nose, Clean orderly engine compartment. Older restored chassis and underbody with miles appropriate to the 7,929 showing on the odometer. Good but far from exceptional. – The consignor must not believe that “a bird in hand is worth two in the bush” or the reported high bid would have been taken. It’s soft for this GT350’s condition and equipment, but not soft enough to make it worthwhile to accept the time and expense entailed in searching for something better.

Lot # 12 1958 Rambler Super Cross Country Wagon; S/N D472750; Light Blue, Dark Blue roof/Two-Tone Blue vinyl; Older restoration 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $20,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $22,400 – 196 cid OHV six, column shift 3-speed, wheel covers, whitewalls, roof rack, pushbutton radio. – The 26,817 miles showing are represented as actual. Dull, lightly scratched bumpers. Decent paint with a few blemishes and masking errors throughout. Decent gaps. Good interior with unrestored dash and steering wheel. The back of the tailgate is quite beat up as well. In driver condition but it’s hard to criticize. It has a lot of character and usability. And when was the last time you saw one? It’s impressive in that it even still exists. – Station wagons continue to be popular although they’re not required to be perfect. They’re family cars that do duty on trips to the beach or lake, much as they did when they were new. This one seems to have missed being used very much, however much it has aged. It was sold at Barrett-Jackson WestWorld a year ago for $19,800 and turned around here at a slightly higher price.

Lot # 14 1938 BMW 327 Cabriolet; S/N 73330; Fly Yellow, Canary Yellow/Beige leather; Older restoration 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $100,000 – 1,971/55hp, 4-speed, skirts, steel wheels with hubcaps, Michelin X tires, skirts, – Excellent paint except for an area under the fuel filler’s dented cap. Good chrome and interior, The top boot cover is soiled and one snap is pulling out. Clean, tidy engine compartment and chassis, A quality older restoration or a rarely seen BMW. – Bonhams sold this self-same BMW 327 two years ago at its Quail Lodge auction in August for $137,500 and there is no apparent reason for it to be worth this much less this time around.

Lot # 16 1973 Porsche 911T Coupe; S/N 9113102615; Light Yellow/Brown leatherette, houndstooth inserts; Older restoration 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $70,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $78,400 – 2,341/130hp, 5-speed, black center Fuchs wheels, Kumho tires, cassette stereo, air conditioning, – Very good paint and interior, spotless engine compartment. – The 911T was the base entry-level Porsche 911 in ’73 and it has fared reasonably well in recent years. This example has fared well in condition and treatment, too, and should have brought significantly more than the reported high bid.

Lot # 22 1967 Porsche 911S Coupe; S/N 307080S; Silver, Red, Blue graphics/Black vinyl, cloth inserts; Modified for competition during restoration 3- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $120,000 – 1,991/180hp, 5-speed, Fuchs wheels, Hoosier tires, braced roll bar. – Represented as the matching numbers engine and transaxle. Fair paint, blisters in the passenger’s door bottom, Stone pitted nose, peeling front vent chrome, Good seats but fogged and nearly unreadable gauges, Tidy engine compartment and claimed to have a 2023 engine out complete service. Very used and garishly embellished with Martini-color graphics. – Also intrinsically very desirable but this example’s condition is so spotty that it raises more questions than even a close inspection at auction can answer. This is a sub-#4 offer for a car that could be in somewhat better condition than that but that offers absolutely no prospect that it will be anything other than an expensive challenge once it is gone through closely. The reported high bid leaves plenty of headroom, but that is what this 911S deserves.

Lot # 32 1971 Maserati Indy 4.2 Coupe, Body by Vignale; S/N AM116644; Blue/Black; Older restoration 4+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $40,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $44,800 – 4,136/250hp, 5-speed, Campagnolo alloy wheels, Goodyear tires, woodrim steering wheel, power windows, Veglia dash clock. – Rare Indy in nice colors, but the front bumper is scratched, the rubber lip is loose, and the bumper itself doesn’t fit flush or evenly to the body. The window gaskets are all cracking slightly, and the rear glass is scratched. The door handles are pitted and the driver’s door sticks out slightly. Clean, lightly worn interior and tired engine bay. Most of the important and expensive stuff on this car seems fine, but there are plenty of small cosmetic issues. – This car sold at Westworld in 2004, back when old Italian cars were truly cheap, for just $16,200. Twenty years later, it still hasn’t gotten all the sorting it deserves, because it needed help from a fire extinguisher after its trip across the block. Forty-plus grand for it today is #4 money for a #4 car.

Lot # 33 1971 Plymouth ‘Cuda 2-Dr. Hardtop; S/N BS23V1B138119; In Violet (not Plum Crazy)/Black vinyl; Older restoration 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $142,500 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $159,600 – 440/385hp, Six Barrel, 4-speed, no P/S or P/B, Rallye wheels with trim rings, Radial T/A tires, pushbutton radio,440 billboards. – Restored to better than new. Sharp, crisp and clean but now showing the restoration’s age. – This ‘Cuda has been around a while, selling at Worldwide’s Houston auction in 2008 for $134,200 and at Auburn in 2010 for $121,000. Largely overshadowed by its rare and toothsome Hemi counterparts the V-code 440’s 385hp and stump-pulling torque make it a great ride and at a time of $4 high test the fuel economy of the progressive linkage Six Barrel will be appreciated on long drives. Those attributes seem to have pushed the result for this one rather strongly, helped along by the vivid High Impact color (which is “In Violet” on a ‘Cuda but “Plum Crazy” on a Challenger).

Lot # 37 1964 Sunbeam Tiger Mk I Convertible; S/N B9470047; White/Red vinyl; Older restoration 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $120,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $134,400 – 260/164hp, 4-speed, steel wheels with hubcaps and trim rings, narrow whitewalls, Lucas tri-bar headlights, woodrim steering wheel. – Decent older paint with chips on the top boot cover edges, Very good panel fits and gaps, Bright, sharp gauges and dashboard, Restored chassis with some age and dust. – This is a notable result for a 260 cid Tiger, but one that is notably not laden with LATiger stuff but just the way it came from the factory as “Body #1” for the Tiger.

Lot # 43 1969 Porsche 911 E Coupe; S/N 119220058; Guards Red/Black leatherette; Older restoration 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $55,000 – 2,195/155hp, 5-speed, Fuchs wheels, Sony CD. – Represented as matching numbers. Good paint other than a few chips on the rear bumper and some scratches around the engine cover. Light age on the wheels and a large scrape on the left front one. Light cracking on the rubber around the windshield frame. Lightly worn interior with faded original gauges. Tidy but used engine bay. A mid-range 911E in mid-range condition. – But it got a lowball high bid. This is a better car than the money offered for it, so holding out for more was a rational decision.

Lot # 44 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible; S/N 6T08C123666; Springtime Yellow/White Pony; Older restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $32,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $35,840 – 289/200hp upgraded with a Holley 4-barrel, automatic, air conditioning, later cassette stereo, styled wheels, narrow whitewalls, – Sound older paint and upholstery. Restored chassis. – An everyday Mustang driver sold at Auburn Spring in 2005 for $22,950 and holding its value almost a decade later here at Worldwide Scottsdale. There are more stable places to park a modest amount of money and have more fun with it than in an early Mustang convertible.

Lot # 45 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 XL Fastback; S/N 3P68R158295; Rangoon Red/Black; Older restoration 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $82,500 – R-Code 427/425hp, 4-speed, power steering, 3.25:1 axle with limited slip, body color wheels with wheel covers, bucket seats, AM radio. – Restored at some point. The paint presents well from a distance but could stand to have a buff out to remove the scratches and swirls. The door gaps need minor adjustment to the latches to suck them in a tad. The rear window trim is original and exhibits aging and some pitting. Under the hood has been fully restored and the engine appears like new. The chassis appears to have been powder coated and shows well. The interior is inconsistent, the front seat stitching is pulling apart at the seams but the rear seat appears unused. A noteworthy car, however inconsistency in finishing is a major detractor as anything more than a driver. – This isn’t represented as the original engine and it was specifically described as a replacement engine when it was sold at Mecum Indy in 2019 for $46,200. But even taking that into account it is an original R-code 427 Ford powered chassis and this is an unrealistically modest offer for it.

Lot # 46 1969 Ferrari 365 GT Coupe 2+2, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 12633; Engine #,; Azzurro/Beige leather; Cosmetic restoration 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $160,000 – 4,390/320hp, 5-speed, Borrani wire wheels, Pirelli Cinturato tires, Ansa exhaust, woodrim steering wheel, power windows, Becker Europa radio, factory air conditioning. – US delivery. Scratches on the right front bumper. Paint chip at the front of the hood and scratches around where the rear license plate used to be, but the finish is high quality, in the handsome original color, and free of other major flaws. Slightly dirty wheels and exterior vents. Lightly wrinkled leather and dirty switchgear but mostly good interior. – Sold by RM here in Arizona in 2019 for $215,000 and this bid should have been much closer to that, particularly these days when the 365 GT 2+2 has been steadily increasing in value. It was no surprise the consignor chose the car over the money.

Lot # 49 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina Spider; S/N ZFFZR52B000123685; Rosso Corsa/Nero leather; Unrestored original 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $540,000 – 5,474/485hp, 6-speed, red calipers, Scuderia shields, Pirelli P Zero tires. – Number 13 of 448 built. Represented with 5,082 miles. Very clean inside and out other than the top of the gauge pod, which is pilling at some edges, same with the material on the transmission tunnel which looks like it has been in a fire. – At the Kruse auction at the 2005 Concorso Italiano in Monterey this car, then only four years old, sold for $190,000. It has the attributes people want in a Ferrari today including a healthy front-mounted V12 and 6-speed manual transmission. Lack of a roof or more than a minimal soft top limits its use except in places like Southern California, Arizona or Nevada where the sun (mostly) always shines. That, and even the low miles, doesn’t explain the consignor’s decision not to accept this generous bid, or why Worldwide accepted it with a reserve above this much. It should have been loose and selling well before reaching this bid.

Lot # 56 2004 Lamborghini Murcielago Coupe; S/N ZHWBU16M34LA01266; Giallo Evros/Black leather with Yellow stitching; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $223,215 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $250,001 – 6,192/580hp, 6-speed manual, factory Sport exhaust, Speedline wheels, Pirelli P Zero tires, Alpine stereo. – One of 31 US 6-speed cars in 2004. Represented with 22,000 miles as well as a recent full service and detailing. Negligible wear on the driver’s seat but this is a clean, desirably configured Murcielago. – Despite the not-insignificant mileage, the condition of this car is reassuring and the 6-speed manual a magnet for collector dollars. The car sold well in this post-block transaction, as many late-model stick shift exotics still do.

Lot # 59 1970 Porsche 914/6 Targa; S/N 9140431403; Porsche Signal Orange/Black; Older restoration 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $90,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $100,800 – 1,991/125hp, 5-speed, Fuchs wheels, Yokohama tires, Alpine CD stereo. – Several chips on the front air dam, hood and driver’s door, but mostly good older paint. The rear bumper doesn’t fit evenly on the body. Clean wheels. Good interior. Tidy engine and underbody. A sound but older restoration. – The 914/6 was dead weight in the showroom since its sticker price nipped at the heels of a 911T, and just 3,351 were built. But this proper, Porsche-powered version of the company’s original ugly duckling has long since been embraced by the Porsche community (it took longer for them to come around to the VW-powered four-cylinder 914) and solid examples can bring six figures, more than some early 911s even. This is a good, honest car in a good color and it brought a fair price that should leave both parties happy.

Lot # 62 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster; S/N 19804210002748; Black/Red leather; Recent restoration 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,100,000 plus commission of 10.45%; Final Price $1,215,000 – 2,996/250hp, 4-speed, polished alloy wheels, Avon tires, Becker Mexico radio. – Excellent paint and fresh interior. Brilliant chrome. Spotless engine compartment in factory finishes. Impossible to fault in any meaningful way. – A steel-bodied Gullwing set a record over at WestWorld this week but that enthusiasm didn’t translate to this ’61 Roadster and it sold well under its condition-appropriate price in this no reserve transaction.

Lot # 64 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500KR Convertible; S/N 8T03R211000; Green/Saddle vinyl; Cosmetic restoration 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $170,000 – 428/335hp, automatic,10-spoke alloy wheels, Wide Oval tires, pushbutton radio, grille-mounted fog lights. – Good paint and interior. Tidy engine compartment, clean but not fully restored underbody. A driver quality car that’s been driven. – The auction history of this GT500KR convertible shows a telling progression up, then back down. Sold for $153,700 at Mecum Kissimmee 2012, then for $183,600 at Mecum Houston 2015 and most recently at Barrett-Jackson in 2002 for $192,500. The consignor would have been happy had it continued that trajectory, but it didn’t and it could have been sold with minimal regret at the reported high bid.

Lot # 68 1992 Aston Martin Virage Coupe; S/N SCFCAM2SXNBL50314; Black/Gray; Unrestored original 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $55,000 – 5,341/330hp, automatic, Kumho tires, wood dash, power windows, air conditioning, Alpine stereo, power seats. – Represented as one of 93 sold in the US. Sound original paint with no chips or scrapes on the front. Very small rock chip in the windshield. Very mild wear to the driver’s seat but mostly excellent interior. A handsome, understated `90s Aston in clean, well cared for condition. – These cars are rare, but they have limited appeal and maintaining them can be complicated. This one sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale a year ago for a reasonable $72,600, and then got little attention on Bring a Trailer last November, when it was a $40,500 no-sale. It got similarly little attention in Scottsdale. The fact that Worldwide displayed it as an “Austin-Healey Virage” on the monitor when it crossed the block didn’t help, either.

Lot # 71 1934 Packard Super Eight-Series 1104 Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton; S/N 753156; Sand Beige, Olive chassis and coachlines/Olive leather; Concours restoration 1 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $340,000 – 345/145hp inline eight, 3-speed, chrome wire wheels, Firestone tires, dual enclosed sidemounts with mirrors, spotlight, wind wings, Solar vee lens headlights. – CCCA National First Prize number 3170, Senior and Premier, Pebble Beach class award. Excellent paint, chrome, upholstery, interior trim, woodwork and engine compartment, Impossible to fault in any meaningful way. – A remarkably pretty car, it is a prime example of a Pebble Beach quality restoration that has been maintained in concours condition for years. The colors are dated, but that arguably only reinforces the restoration’s quality and by any standard it is a sound value in this transaction.

Lot # 74 1951 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster; S/N 670928; OE White/Black; Unrestored original 4- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $27,500 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $30,800 – 3,442/160hp, 4-speed, steel wheels, hubcaps and trim rings, skirts. – Barn find with tattered upholstery and peeling paint and chrome, Needs everything, – The complete restoration this XK 120 needs will yield a low six-figure car, but it will cost every penny and more of the difference to get it there. This result is everything it could have brought without becoming a money pit.

Lot # 75 1963 Morgan Plus 4 Roadster; S/N 5382; White/Red leather; Black vinyl top; Unrestored original 4+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $15,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $16,800 – 2,138/100hp, 4-speed, painted wire wheels, narrow whitewalls, single wing mirror, single Lucas driving light, rear-mounted spare, banjo steering wheel, Smiths gauges, wood dash, side curtains. – Extensively documented from a long-term lady owner and almost entirely original, including the original drivetrain. Grubby engine bay. Tired paint with cracking in places and chips around some panel edges. Dirty wheels. Dry, cracking original leather. Faded original dash and gauges. A scruffy but seemingly sound original Morgan. – This tired but fun-looking Morgan probably deserved more, but it crossed the block at no reserve and the right bidders just weren’t in the room. Sensitively resurrected to run and drive it will be something of a treasure, but it will be a journey to get it there and its price here is reasonable enough for its history and condition.

Lot # 76 1976 Daimler DS420 Limousine; S/N SAJDWATL3AA201183; Jet Black/Tan leather; Older restoration 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $67,500 – RHD. 4235/167hp, floor shift automatic, whitewalls, tinted glass, Nokia car phone, rear jump seats, rear window curtains, dual air conditioning. – Supposedly used to ferry Queen Elizabeth II on her tour of New Zealand in 2002. Also reportedly got a $205K restoration in 2002. Good but not exceptional pint with some chips on door edges. A few scratches in the side windows. Good interior with only light wear on the driver’s seat and faded gauges. The engine bay is very clean, fully restored, and lightly used. A neat English limousine with some royal history. If $205K was really spent on a restoration, it should be ready for any concours lawn, but it isn’t. – This car was never going to recoup its $200K restoration, but they probably could have expected more than the reported high bid given the royal history.

Lot # 81 1964 Sunbeam Tiger Mk I Convertible; S/N B9470995; Red/Black leatherette, Red piping; Modified restoration 2 condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $57,000 – 289/271hp, Tremec 5-speed, LAT alloy wheels, Kumho tires, LAT vented hood, woodrim steering wheel, quick steering kit, upgraded cooling system. – Modified and updated with LAT parts. Good paint and upholstery. Fresh engine compartment with erratic wiring. Restored chassis. – There were two Tigers in this sale. Lot #37, the stock 260 Mk I, sold for a whopping $134,400 but this modified LAT-laden hot rod couldn’t get past $57,000. There’s a message there.

Lot # 82 1967 Lancia Flavia Coupe, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 815430013070; Grigio Escali/Black vinyl; Visually maintained, largely original 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $21,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $23,520 – 1,800/105hp, 4-speed, hubcaps and trim rings, Falken tires, AM-FM. – Good paint and older burnished upholstery, Poor, peeling grille chrome. Dented front bumper, blistering rear bumper chrome. Original undercoat in the wheelwells. Neglected but sound. – An off the wall classic little Italian with its own appeal and bought reasonably. It will always make a positive impression at car shows and should be fun to drive, especially at this price. Looks like a Ferrari 2+2 but costs a lot less.

Lot # 83 1995 Dodge Viper RT/10 Roadster; S/N 1B3BR65EXSV200624; Viper Red/Tan leather; Unrestored original 2- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $40,000 – 488/400hp, 6-speed, Michelin tires, carbon fiber dash trim. – Represented as a three-owner car. Showing 14,419 believable miles. Light detail scratching in the paint and a few small chips on the passenger’s door. Clean interior. A lightly used early Viper. – And it was bid to lightly used early Viper money, but for whatever reason remained unsold.

Lot # 86 1972 Citroen DS21 Sedan; S/N AC724658194; Azure Blue/Camel Brown; Visually maintained, largely original 3- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $47,500 – 2,175/106hp, 4-speed, Michelin XZX tires, wheel covers, hood ornament, air conditioning. – Original North American car. Dull bumpers and paint, with several touch ups on the nose and hood. Pitted door handles. Condensation behind the headlights. Old tires. Decent interior with tired gauges and switchgear. – The reported high bid was plenty, generous even, given the condition of this DS and it should have been taken.

Lot # 87 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Coupe, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFFC60A970156420; Rosso/Beige leather; Unrestored original 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $140,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $156,800 – 5,999/620hp, 6-speed automanual, carbon fiber seats and interior trim, red calipers, 20-inch Challenge wheels. – 14,000 miles and worn as expected. Long, thin crack on the left front hood corner. Paint issues on top of the right front fender. Not as good as the miles suggest. – It is hard to say at $154,000, but this is a very good value for a low miles 599 GTB Fiorano.

Lot # 91 1960 Plymouth Fury Convertible; S/N 3301127874; Black/Red vinyl, Black cloth; Modified restoration 3- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $85,000 – 440, automatic, Lokar floor shift, chrome wire wheels, whitewalls, bench seat, pushbutton radio, chrome skirts, dual outside mirrors. – Superficial old paint. Sound but stretched upholstery. One of the best steering wheels in American car design history. Ratty tape repaired top. Later 440 engine with a 4-barrel. – A sought-after year, model and body style but, come on. With a dual quad 383/330hp engine it’s $60 Grand in this condition and the 440 adds nothing other some ft-lbs. of torque. The consignor’s expectations were way too high and Worldwide should have damped them down or declined to take the car. The reserve was way too high and it should have been “in the market” well before it reached the reported high bid.

Lot # 96 1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible; S/N 55881403; White Jade, Rose Quartz, and Gray Pearl, White, Fuchsia, and Dark Gray leather/White, black, rose; Unrestored original 4 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $23,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $25,760 – 352/275hp, automatic, wire wheels, whitewalls, fender skirts, dual antenna, Unity spotlight, pushbutton radio, dash clock, power windows. – Largely original. Formerly in the Tupelo Museum collection and doesn’t appear to have gotten much attention since it left. The paint and chrome are tired, severely scratched and chipped but presentable if you’re into patina. The wheels are pitted and rusty. There are also some dents in the body and body trim. Oxidized and dirty underneath. The leather is stretched but reasonably well-preserved. The steering wheel is cracked but the dash looks decent. Caribbeans are rare, handsome cars but they’re expensive to fix. This car could either be enjoyed for its originality after significant mechanical sorting, or it could go in for a full resto. Neither will be cheap. – This Caribbean sold out of the Tupelo Museum in 2019 for $28,000, including premium. Since 2019, many types of cars have gotten more valuable just sitting there, but relatively obscure ’50s American cars aren’t one of them. The car got a price it deserved yet again, but hopefully the new owner actually give it the attention it needs.

Lot # 98 1951 Ford Custom Deluxe Convertible; S/N B1CS110544; Red/Red, Black leatherette; Visually maintained, largely original 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $29,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $32,480 – 239/100hp, 3-speed, overdrive, wheel covers, narrow whitewalls, pushbutton radio, heater, skirts, wheel covers, wide whitewalls – Sound but poorly masked older paint. Wavy rocker panels. Sound upholstery. Missing left side top boot trim. Superficially cosmetically redone and that was a while ago. – Sold by Worldwide at Houston in 2013 for $29,600 in a post-block transaction and not worth much if any more eleven years later here in Scottsdale. A fun car to own and drive, but nothing to be proud of.

Lot # 99 1936 Rolls-Royce 25/30 HP Sedanca Coupe, Body by Gurney Nutting; S/N GRM7; Maroon/Tan leather; Older restoration 3- condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $52,500 – RHD. 4,257/85hp, 4-speed, disc wheels, Firestone blackwall tires, suicide doors, landau bars, wing mirrors, Lucas headlights, dual horns, driving light, badge bar, wood dash and window trim, semaphores, dual sidemount spares. – Formerly owned by Nelson Rockefeller. Tired, scratched and cracked paint. Crunched paint and bodywork behind the doors. Gloppy finish around the windshield. Worn but presentable leather. Good interior wood. Tidy underneath. An interesting Rolls in a handsome body style, but very far from a show car. – This is a tour car with attractive Gurney Nutting Sedanca coachwork but it hasn’t led the easiest life, nor had the best cars. Its condition is lacking (a lot) but it still has a notable presence and deserves more than the bid it brought here. It’s just having a hard time finding the right home.

Lot # 100 1991 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce Convertible; S/N ZARBB32N8M6006165; Rosso Corsa/Tan leather; Visually maintained, largely original 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $15,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $16,800 – 1,962/120hp, 5-speed, alloy wheels, boot cover, Nardi leather-wrapped steering wheel, Kenwood CD stereo. – Good original paint with some touch ups on the hood and nose. Dull window frames and dirty sunshades. Good, lightly worn upholstery that is represented as new. Tidy underneath. Solid example of a very late Alfa Spider. – The 1991 model year saw the final major update for the Alfa Spider, the basic platform for which went all the way back to the mid-1960s. These Series 4 cars are also the last memory American motorists have of Alfa Romeo before the company’s big return to this country in the 2010s. This result is a fairly modest one for a seemingly sound example, and should prove to be a good buy provided there are no mechanical or electrical surprises for the new owner.

Lot # 102 2006 Cadillac XLR Convertible; S/N 1G6YV36A265602239; Silver/Black leather; Unrestored original 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $20,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $22,400 – 279/320hp, automatic, air conditioning. – Clean, well-maintained one owner used car with 44,433 miles. – This Cadillac is a budget Corvette. It is priced appropriately for its condition, equipment and one owner history in this transaction.

Lot # 103 1997 Toyota Supra Mk IV Limited Ed. Turbo Sport Roof; S/N JT2DE82A2V0037106; Alpine Silver/Black leather; Unrestored original 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $59,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $66,080 – 2,997/320hp, automatic, rear spoiler, power windows, air conditioning, CD/cassette. – Represented as a two-owner car and showing 99,575 miles. One of those owners may have left it outside. The wheels are pitted and scraped, and there is oxidation underneath. Paint shows a few small blisters on the hood. Several of the headlight bezels, behind the lens, are covered in surface rust. The interior is very clean at least. This is a seemingly all stock Mk IV Supra Limited Edition Turbo, and that’s appealing, but it’s also an automatic with some concerns condition-wise. – Reasonably discounted for its automatic and significant wear, but also appropriately rewarded for its limited edition badge and unmodified condition.

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