Bonhams Scottsdale 2013 – Auction Report

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1967 Ferrari 365 GTC Speciale

Lot # 340 1967 Ferrari 365 GTC Speciale, Body by Pininfarina; S/N 10581; Engine # 10581; Dark Red/Tan leather; Estimate $400,000 – $500,000; Cosmetic restoration, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $800,000 plus commission of 10.63%; Final Price $885,000. 5-spoke centerlock alloy wheels, Craig cassette stereo, P/W. — Badged 330, but built to 365 specs with 15 inch Campagnolo centerlock alloy wheels for Leopoldo Pirelli, President of Pirelli Spa for ‘testing’ Cinturato tires. Poorly masked old paint job, thin chrome. upholstery has been replaced but now is lightly soiled. Carpets are lightly soiled also. Underbody is dirty. A driver quality Ferrari. Sold at Gooding’s Pebble Beach Auction in 2007 for $385,000 with 7,610 km on the odometer, it has 9,125 km today. The intervening six years have seen this car’s condition deteriorate. Its price here is simply astounding, and had the whole Bonhams tent quivering with conversation after it sold. It’s a ‘speciale’, but it’s not as ‘speciale’ as the price it brought.

1937 Ford Model 78B Deluxe Station Wagon

Lot # 343 1937 Ford Model 78B Deluxe Station Wagon; S/N 183519459; Black/Brown leatherette; Estimate $80,000 – $100,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $74,000 plus commission of 15.00%; Final Price $85,100. Steel spoke wheels with trim rings and wide whitewalls, two row seating, banjo spoke steering wheel, Unity fog lights, enclosed rear spare. — Good paint, chrome and interior. Excellent wood with flawless varnish described as and appears to be original Ford framing. Frame and underbody are done to factory appearance. Steering wheel rim is dull, spokes have rust spots. An attractive weekend driver with some potential after application of generous amounts of elbow grease. Oldenburg Family. Sold by Gooding & Company at Amelia in 2010 for $101,750 during a flurry of interest in woodies, it is a much better buy at today’s price than it was then, the cost of following fads.

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta

Lot # 347 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta; S/N 15173; Fly Yellow/Black leather; Estimate $350,000 – $450,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $345,000 plus commission of 11.45%; Final Price $384,500. Popup lights, painted nose panel, chrome spoke Borrani wire wheels, blackwall Michelin XWX tires, A/C, Becker Grand Prix stereo, Marelli ignition boxes, P/W. — Good older restoration with some age and miles. Excellent paint (originally Grigio Ferro, though) and chrome, good interior. A little dusty down in the depths but nonetheless reassuringly presented. Oldenburg Family. It’s undeniable that a Giallo Fly Daytona cuts a wide swathe anywhere it appears, but its original Grigio Ferro would better complement the coachwork design. This is an appropriate price for this Daytona’s history, presentation and condition.

1962 Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe

Lot # 349 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe; S/N 3177; Engine # 3177; Black/Black leather; Estimate $150,000 – $200,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3- condition; Hammered Sold at $150,000 plus commission of 13.33%; Final Price $170,000. No Reserve. Chrome spoke Borranis, CD stereo, Marchal lights. — Failing old repaint over old paint. Worn but sound original upholstery, scuffed, thin chrome. Mostly original, sound and usable as is but nothing to be proud to be seen driving. A tired GTE that brought all the money for its condition.

1936 MG NB Magnette Airline Coupe

Lot # 358 1936 MG NB Magnette Airline Coupe; S/N NA0848; Engine # 1112AN; Red, Black/Red leather; Estimate $200,000 – $300,000; Older restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $165,000 plus commission of 13.03%; Final Price $186,500. 1,271cc 56hp sohc dual carburetor six. Chrome Borrani wire wheels, driving light, sliding sunroof, sliding door windows, trafficators in C-pillar, enclosed rear spare with wheel disc, Bluemels Brooklands steering wheel. Comes with a set of polished wheel discs. — Still better than new but showing some age. Big paint chip on cowl. Oldenburg Family. Sold at RM’s Ponder auction in 2007 for $398,750, then in London in 2010 for $229,786. A gorgeous automobile with charm, style and a large helping of cuteness. This price makes the most sense and is a good value for a very rare MG.

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing

Lot # 362 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing; S/N 1980405500521; Engine # 1989805500534; Metallic Strawberry/Beige leather; Estimate $850,000 – $1,000,000; Recent restoration, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $810,000 plus commission of 10.62%; Final Price $896,000. Body color Rudge wheels, blackwall tires, hinged steering wheel. — Freshly completed long term restoration with excellent paint, chrome and interior. Rudge wheels added during restoration and color changed to the present Strawberry. Polished intake plenum. Neat and orderly underhood. The delay in finishing the restoration shows. The price this Gullwing brought is a tidy balance between its appeal in Strawberry and the non-originality of its color. The seller should be fully satisfied with this barely sub-estimate price, and the buyer got a neat Gullwing even if the price is full retail.

1970 Porsche 911E Coupe

Lot # 365 1970 Porsche 911E Coupe; S/N 9110200212; Engine # 907611; Signal Orange/Black cloth; Estimate $60,000 – $70,000; Modified for competition during restoration 2- condition; Not sold at Hammer bid of $52,000. Fire system, full roll cage, two seats, Fuchs wheels, fire system, fuel cell, Weber carbureted replacement 2 liter engine, 5-speed, limited slip. — Neat, orderly vintage race car with very good cosmetics. Modified for historic racing during a meticulous restoration in 2000. A SOVREN class championship winner that looks the part. Close to a turn key contender on track, this 911(E) would be a sound value for a vintage racer at anything close to the reported bid, or the low estimate for that matter.

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