Lot # 154 1954 Bentley R-Type Countryman, Body by Radford; S/N B82XF; Two tone Green/Beige leather; Estimate $47,517 – $63,356; Cosmetic restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $35,638 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $39,914 – RHD. Hatchback conversion with built in picnic set including stool and bar, folding seatback tables, glasses concealed in rear seat armrest compartments, driving light, fender mirrors, wheel trim rings, hubcaps, blackwall tires, automatic folding rear seats with room for gear or dogs. Decent paint, erratic brightwork, erratic panel fit, decent interior but better than most Radfords. No Reserve. Pretty cool, and reasonably priced, too. (picture unavailable).
Lot # 159 1989 Honda CR500 Motorcycle; S/N HMKPL02200502; Estimate $47,517 – $63,356; Not evaluated; Not sold at Hammer bid of $35,638 – Eddie Kidd collection, proceeds to the Eddie Kidd Foundation. No Reserve. (picture unavailable).
Lot # 160 1985 Honda XR500 Motorcycle; S/N PEO/6102449; /; Estimate $23,759 – $31,678; Not evaluated; Hammered Sold at $9,503 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $10,644 – Eddie Kidd collection, proceeds to the Eddie Kidd Foundation. No Reserve. (picture unavailable).
Lot # 176 1948 Delahaye 175S Coupe de Ville Aerodynamic Body, Body by Figoni & Falaschi; S/N 815001; Primer/Light Grey leather; Estimate $126,712 – $190,068; Incomplete restoration, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $190,068 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $212,876 – Chrome wire wheels, fog lights, skirts. 1948 Paris Salon show car, one of ten lefthand drive Delahayes built. Transparent removable panel over the front seats, blind rear quarters, skirted rear wheels, notchback roofline. Restoration begun but far from completion. Body in primer, engine checked over but not restored and supplied disassembled. Reassembled by Atelier Tessier for the auction. Estate of John O’Quinn. No Reserve. Reported sold at the Kruse auction in Phoenix from the Auto Collection Expo display for $540,000, GBP 288,200 at the time. Its design is lost on some … including me … but its rarity and distinction is nevertheless clear. O’Quinn dropped a bundle to acquire this car and again on the aborted restoration. The new owner has a proud and distinctive automobile … and a big project. (picture unavailable).