RM Auctions Arizona 2013 – Auction Report

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1972 Maserati Ghibli Coupe

Lot # 151 1972 Maserati Ghibli Coupe; S/N AM115/492490; Engine # AM115/492490; Dark Blue/Beige leather; Estimate $140,000 – $180,000; Visually maintained, largely original, 3 condition; Hammered Sold at $125,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $137,500. Alloy wheels, Pirelli P5 tires, A/C, automatic, Blaupunkt stereo, P/W, — Lightly scuffed old repaint, good interior. Underbody and engine compartment are aged and covered in old sound deadener. Restored to good driver standards in the mid-90′s and bought for an appropriate price for its condition and automatic transmission here.

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB

Lot # 152 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB; S/N 08697; Engine # 0006; Silver/Dark Blue leather; Estimate $1,200,000 – $1,600,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $1,200,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,320,000. Centerlock alloy wheels, Michelin X tires, full tool roll, books. — Restored in the mid 00′s, FCA Cavallino Classic Platinum in 2007 and still in better than new condition. Ferrari Classiche certified. This was 4-cam money not long ago.

1969 Lamborghini Miura P400S

Lot # 153 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400S ‘SV Specification’; S/N 3952; Engine # 2871; Metallic Lime Green, Silver sills and wheels/Cognac leather; Estimate $700,000 – $850,000; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $710,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $781,000. Alloy wheels, P/W — Freshly restored by Gary Bobileff and upgraded to SV specs. Far better than new. Great paint, luxurious upholstery. Original engine. Spotless. Even without the SV modifications this would be a reasonable price for this Miura with its superb restoration. The SV treatment adds style and panache, although even a plain piperacks Miura is plenty stylish and loaded with panache.

1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Lot # 156 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster; S/N 19804210003003; Engine # 19898010003056; Red/Tan leather; Tan cloth top; Estimate $750,000 – $900,000; Older restoration, 3+ condition; Hammered Sold at $760,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $836,000. Chrome wheels, Nardi woodrim steering wheel, dual Talbot mirrors, Becker Mexico radio, disc brakes, two tops. — Good older paint, chrome and interior. Underbody shows use and age. Never had a restoration, nor needed one, and only three owners from new. This result is right on the money in the fast and furious market for 300SLs.

1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4

Lot # 159 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4; S/N 15211; Red/Black leather; Estimate $160,000 – $220,000; Recent restoration, 2- condition; Hammered Sold at $160,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $176,000. Chrome Borrani wire wheels, Blaupunkt cassette stereo, A/C, P/S — The bodywork is wavy but with excellent paint. The leather interior is mildly worn. Underhood is pristine and like new. This car looks sharp and is better than just about any other C/4 out there. At RM Monterey in 2001 this C/4 was a post-block sale at $55,000. Worldwide sold it in Auburn 2008 for $159,500. Then it got restored, selling at RM Monterey in 2011 for $170,500. Even at this within-estimate price it is a fine value for the money, one of few early front-engined V-12 Ferraris not commanding eye-popping prices.

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione

Lot # 164 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione; S/N 1905GT; Engine # 1905GT; Red/Black; Recent restoration, 2+ condition; Hammered Sold at $7,400,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $8,140,000. Silver-Grey painted Borranis, Dunlop Racing tires, Marchal headlights and fog lights, alloy body. — Ex-Norman Blank, 2002 FCA Platinum award winner, 2008 Concorso Italiano Best in Show and 2009 Cavallino Classic Platinum. Displayed at Pebble Beach in 2010. Restored like new, with better paint and upholstery. Chassis, underbody and engine compartment are fresh and sharp. No racing history. One of the rare, powerful and valuable alloy bodied competition berlinettas, with a known history and no stories. It could have brought more without being over-priced. The SWB Berlinetta is without doubt one of the best-looking Ferraris ever built, and often faster than GTOs. It’s impossible to argue with the price this one brought.

2003 Ferrari Enzo

Lot # 167 2003 Ferrari Enzo; S/N ZFFCW56A030133923; Argento Nurburgring/Black, Red leather; Estimate $1,250,000 – $1,500,000; Unrestored original, 2 condition; Hammered Sold at $1,200,000 plus commission of 10.00%; Final Price $1,320,000. Assembly #51008 — Two owners from new, just over 9,000 miles, recently serviced. A little dusty from age but no evidence of use. A few more miles than Gooding’s Enzo, and accordingly a little bit less costly, but in Silver, one of some six believed delivered in a shade of that color, a standout even among a field of Enzos.

Comments

  1. says

    Rick , thank you another great article , one thing , Lot 112 the Ferrari 365 GT 2+2
    the correct nick name for these cars is Queen Mary as in the Ship ,( due to its size when new ) NOT Queen Mother , a very common mistake , makes sence if you think about it

    • Rick Carey says

      Mmmm, I don’t agree. I’ve never heard anyone refer to a 356 GT 2+2 as a Queen Mary, not even Bard Wolfe, who was for years the Prince Consort of the Queen Mothers, i.e., he was the master at making them look great.
      Across the pond in the UK (from which we Americans are, after all, separated by a common language) that may be the case, but not here in the U.S.

  2. Emma says

    Hi rick,

    I really enjoyed reading this article. It’s very complimentary and extremely well written. A strange request but is there anyway I can get a paper version of this article? Kind regards

  3. says

    So Rick , what you are saying is we Europeans nicknamed the 365 gt 2+2 the ” Queen Mary ” after the largest most powerful moving object in the world and you Americans named it after a little old lady who happen to be the Queens Mother ?

    • Rick Carey says

      We colonials have always been prone to speaking our minds, haven’t we.
      But revenge will be yours eventually — when the Duchess of Cambridge becomes “Queen Mother.” Maybe then we’ll have to change our minds on the 365 GT 2+2′s nickname, cuz it sure isn’t as svelte as Kate.

  4. Roscoe Gallaher says

    Mr. Carey, how many Lamborghini 350 GT’s have you restored? Have you ever driven one? Have you ever restored a car?

    • Rick Carey says

      Roscoe,
      These are open-ended and non-specific rhetorical questions.
      If you are taking a position or have an observation to make about the report on the 350 GT, please state it.

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