Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2013 – Auction Report

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2013 – Auction Report Page Four

1949 Delahaye Type 175 Coupe De Ville, Body by Saoutchik

Lot # 5016 1949 Delahaye Type 175 Coupe De Ville, Body by Saoutchik; S/N 815004; Light Grey, Ivory/Cream leather; Concours restoration, 1 condition; Hammered Sold at $1,100,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,210,000. With Reserve – – Chrome wire wheels, wide whitewalls, gold plated interior brightwork, pushbutton radio, preselector transmission. – 1949 Paris Salon displayed, then at the 1952 New York show. Provenance includes Harrah’s where it was restored for the first time, then Tom Barrett and J.B. Nethercutt. Freshly concours restored by Mike Fennel. Brilliant chrome, superb paint and upholstery. Far better than new and a stop-you-in-your-tracks piece of Saoutchik coachwork that’s extravagant from almost every angle. The angle where it’s least attractive is from the rear, where it looks like a postwar Buick or Pontiac fastback sedan. That does little to lessen its impact, however, with swoopy curves accented by generous but not oppressive swashes of chrome. Condition is impeccable, price is, too.

1952 Allard J2X Roadster

Lot # 5016.1 1952 Allard J2X Roadster; S/N J2X3076; Red/Biscuit leather; Recent restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $200,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $220,000. No Reserve – Chrome wire wheels, Dunlop bias ply blackwall tires, dual windshields, dual sidemounts, 365 Cadillac, 4 Stromberg 97s on Horne intake. – A fresh Mike Fennell restoration with excellent paint, chrome and interior, but not like new out of view. A good J2X driver with better than driver cosmetics, the B-J bidders appropriately handicapped its value and bought it for an appropriate price. In endorphins/dollar, however, its a significant value.

1947 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport Coupe, Body by Franay

Lot # 5019 1947 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport Coupe, Body by Franay; S/N 110113; Black/Dark Red leather, Black piping; Concours restoration, 1 condition; Hammered Sold at $1,850,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $2,035,000. With Reserve – – Chrome wire wheels, blackwall Michelin tires, skirts, preselector 4-speed, short wheelbase. – Restored like new with better paint, chrome and upholstery. Coachwork looks like a Bugatti Atlantic. Displayed at Pebble Beach in 2005. A beautiful, menacing, svelte, seductive automobile with dramatic performance. The nine year-old restoration looks like it was done yesterday. Make no mistake, short wheelbase or not this is a big car appropriate to its long stroke 4.5 liter twin cam six. It also is stop-you-in-your-tracks beautiful. Imagine it parked at the curb in Paris or Zurich in the early postwar days. Its performance is on a par with luxury cars of the mid-Fifties. It takes more money than this to own most automobiles of comparable effect, rarity and performance.

1956 Buick Super Convertible

Lot # 5021 1956 Buick Super Convertible; S/N 5C1071732; Bronze/Red leather; White vinyl top; Unrestored original, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $200,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $220,000. No Reserve – Chrome wire wheels, whitewalls, P/S, P/B, radio, P/W. – 5,539 miles. Original paint is flawed, especially on the rear fenders. Good chrome and interior. Well preserved original car. A Buick Super? With bad paint? It’s not even a Roadmaster. This is a $60,000 car all day with a $140,000 premium for originality.

1968 Shelby Mustang The Green Hornet

Lot # 5022 1968 Shelby Mustang The Green Hornet; S/N 8F01S104288; Metallic Green, Black vinyl roof/Light Green vinyl; Older restoration, 2- condition; Not sold at Hammer bid of $1,800,000 $1,800,000. With Reserve – – 428, rear disc brakes, independent rear suspension, automatic, pushbutton radio, 10-spoke alloy wheels, F60-15 Polyglas GT tires. – Restored like new a while ago and showing age. The Ford prototype California Special later used as Shelby’s engineering development car for the GT500. The throttle body Conelec fuel injection that Shelby tried on this car (or at least a Conelec fuel injection unit) isn’t installed. The rest of the neat stuff is there and restored to good if not great nearly original condition. An interesting glimpse into the fun stuff Shelby was doing in ’68-’69 but without any effect upon later Shelby Mustangs, this is a curiosity without significance in the Shelby timeline. It should have been loose and selling well before reaching the reported high bid.

1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 Fastback

Lot # 5024 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 Fastback; S/N 67400F2A00213; Nightmist Blue/Black vinyl; Unrestored original, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $175,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $192,500. No Reserve – 428 dual quads, 4-speed, 5-spoke alloy wheels, F70-15 Goodyear tires, radio, underdash Rally Pak gauges, center mounted driving lights. – The third GT500 built, 9,508 miles from new, most of them on dragstrips when new, then stored for 30 years. Original drivetrain. Dull original paint, fair chrome, good interior. A relic, not an automobile. Bought right with a modest premium for its originality and its third-built status. The new owner got good value for the price and has 482 miles to drive it before it rolls over a ‘1’ in the first column and becomes less distinctive.

1971 Plymouth 'Cuda Hemi Convertible

Lot # 5025 1971 Plymouth ‘Cuda Hemi Convertible; S/N BS27R1B295949; In Violet/Black vinyl; Black leatherette top; Older restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $1,200,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,320,000. With Reserve – – 426/425hp, dual quads, automatic, buckets and console, black shaker hood, hubcaps, F60-15 Polyglas GT tires, pushbutton radio, Super Track Pack, 4.11 Sure Grip. – One of just 11 Hemi ‘Cuda convertibles built in 1971 and the only one delivered with In Violet paint. Restored like new with excellent cosmetics. Remember when Hemi ‘Cuda Convertibles were supposed to be $2.5 million cars? Those days are gone and the seller of this unique ’71 should be very satisfied to get seven figures for it. Of course, there’s a reason why only 11 Hemi ‘Cuda convertibles were built: without the coupe’s roof their 7-liter Hemi engines flexed them like rubber bands. It’s amazing (and a tribute to the restorer) that this car’s doors still work, let alone line up with the body.

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback

Lot # 5026 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback; S/N 9F02Z159817; Red/Black vinyl; Unrestored original, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $225,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $247,500. No Reserve – P/S, P/B, 4-speed, Magnum wheels, Polyglas GT tires, pushbutton radio, console. KK #1460. – 13,528 miles and all original including paint. Shows a little age, but less than expected. A surprisingly good and highly original car, still with its smog equipment, Space Saver spare, air canister and jack. The Boss 429 is an engine guy’s car, all about the semi-hemi crammed under the hood by Kar Kraft, and they still get engine guys’ juices flowing. If anything this is an excellent value in a carefully preserved, low mileage and original Boss 429, right down to the headlights.

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