January Scottsdale Auction Previews

by | Mar,2017

January Scottsdale Auction Previews

Written by Randy Leffingwell

Photos courtesy of Bonhams, Gooding & Company, and RM Sotheby’s

 

The 2017 automobile auction season has begun and Bonhams, Gooding & Co., R.M. Sotheby’s, Barrett-Jackson, and Russo and Steele presented a vast number of Porsches for sale at all venues in the greater Scottsdale, AZ, area.

 

This year, we covered these auctions long distance, by live Internet feeds from the houses, and additional reporting from Hammer Price.com. All “sale” values quoted here are the price at the gavel and do not include buyers’ fees.

 

Bonhams – The Scottsdale Auction

11:00 Thursday, 19 January 2017

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

6902 East Greenway Parkway

Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Porsche:

  • Lot 4 – 1977 Porsche Typ 911 Carrera 3.0 coupe – Without reserve – Estimate: $100,000-150,000.  Sold for $55,000 in the room.
  • Lot 23 – 1966 Porsche Typ 911 2.0 coupe – Without reserve – Estimate: $170,000-210,000.  Sold for $132,500 in the room.
  • Lot 27 – 1956 Porsche Typ 256A 1600 SpeedsterEstimate: $425,000-525,000. Sold for $480,000 in the room.
  • Lot 35 – 1970 Porsche Typ 914-6 – Without reserve – Estimate: $65,000-85,000.  Sold for $55,000 in the room.
  • Lot 36 – 2015 Porsche Typ 918 SpyderEstimate: $1,300,000-1,500,000.  Did not sell at $1,250,000.
  • Lot 47 – 1953 Porsche Typ 356 Pre-A CabrioletEstimate: $225,000-300,000.  Sold for $205,000.
  • Lot 61 – 1960 Porsche Typ 356B 1600 CabrioletEstimate: $150,000-175,000.  Sold for $140,000.
  • Lot 73 – 1979 Porsche Typ 930 Turbo 3.3 coupe – Without reserve – Estimate: $130,000-160,000. Sold for $85,000.

 

The 1964 Typ 904 used Porsche’s 2 liter Typ 587 opposed four cylinder engine. Photos by Pawel Litwinski © 2016 courtesy Bonhams.

 

  • Lot 88 – 1964 Porsche Typ 904 GTS (highly original, well preserved) –Estimate: $2,000,000-2,500,000. Bidding started at $ 1,400,000 and surged quickly – within a minute – to $2,000,000. Then it stopped cold and sold for $2,100,000.
  • Lot 94 – 1987 Porsche Typ 944 S coupe – Without reserve – Estimate: $30,000-40,000. Sold for $24,000.
  • Lot 98 – 1961 Porsche Typ 356 coupe (Outlaw) – Without reserve – Estimate: $90,000-120,000. Sold for $92,500.

 

Other interesting automobiles:

  • Lot 15 – 2003 Ferrari EnzoEstimate: $2,800,000-3,200,000.  Did not sell at $2,350,000.
  • Lot 24 – 1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Competition RoadsterEstimate: $7,500,000-9,000,000. Sold for $6,7000,000.
  • Lot 28 – 1967 Volkswagen Type 2 Westphalia Camper – Without reserve – Estimate: $75,000-100,000. Sold for $52,500.

 

 

The 1952 Ferrari 340 America Spider Competizione sold to a bidder in the room for $5,800,000. Photos by Pawel Litwinski © 2016 Courtesy of Bonhams.

 

  • Lot 44 – 1952 Ferrari 340 America Spider Competizione – ex-factory team car – Estimate: $7,500,000-9,000,000. Sold for $5,800,000.  
  • Lot 45 – 1956 Volkswagen Type 1 “Beetle” Cabriolet – Without reserve – Estimate: $40,000-60,000.  Started at $30,000 and soon sold for $32,000 in the room.
  • Lot 48 – 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB, second-to-last assembled – Without reserve(!) – Estimate $2,500,000-$3,500,000. This was a seller’s gamble – offering the car without reserve – that brought about a significant value recalculation that cannot have pleased 275 GTB owners or Ferrari collectors in general. Bidding began in the room at $1,300,000 and advanced at a near glacial pace to $1,450,000 and then it slowed further, inching up in $25,000 bids to finally sold for $1,575,000, nearly $1,000,000 off the low estimate.
  • Lot 64 – 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder (Belgian motorshow car) – No published estimate.  Bidding began at $6,000,000 and within 60 seconds had reached $8,200,000. From there it advanced at an ever slowing pace, taking several more minutes until it topped out and did not sell at $10,650,000.  This no-sale made it a not-so-good day for Ferraris at Bonhams in Arizona.  

 


 

This 1958 Typ 356A Super Speedster shot past its estimates at Gooding’s Scottsdale auction to sell at $310,000 not including fees. Photo by Brian Henniker © 2016 Courtesy of Gooding & Company.

 

Gooding & Company – The Scottsdale Auctions

11:00 Friday, 20 January, 2017

11:00 Saturday, 21 January, 2017

 

Scottsdale Fashion Square

4700 N. Scottsdale Road

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

 

Porsche: Friday, 20 January, 2017 (Gooding had 16 Porsches on offer without reserve.)

  • Lot 007 – 1989 Porsche Typ 911 Carrera 3.2 Cabriolet – Without reserve – Estimate: $60,000-80,000Sold for $74,000 to a phone bidder.
  • Lot 011 – 1979 Porsche Typ 930 Turbo – Without reserve – Estimate: $180,000-220,000Sold for $132,500 to a phone bidder.  
  • Lot 017 – 1961 Porsche Typ 356B coupe – Without reserve – Estimate: $90,000-110,000Sold for $82,500.
  • Lot 025 – 1973 Porsche Typ 911S 2.4 – Without reserve – Estimate: $200,000-250,000 Sold for $170,000.
  • Lot 035 – 1975 Porsche Typ 911 Carrera 2.7 – Without reserve – Estimate $120,000-150,000Sold for $100,000.
  • Lot 042 – 1988 Porsche Typ 959 KomfortEstimate: $1,100,000-1,300,000 – Sold for $900,000.
  • Lot 043 – 1965 Porsche Typ 356SC Cabriolet – Without reserve – Estimate $225,000-275,000 – Sold for $175,000.
  • Lot 054 – 2011 Porsche Typ 997 GT3 RS 3.8 – Without reserve – Estimate: $225,000-275,000 – Sold for $195,000.
  • Lot 057 – 1973 Porsche Typ 911S 2.4 Targa – one owner from 1973 to 2016 – Estimate: $250,000-$325,000 – Did not sell at $170,000.
  • Lot 060 – 1989 Porsche Typ 930 Turbo Cabriolet – Without reserve – Estimate $125,000-150,000 – Sold for $130,000.

 

The “unrestored original” interior. Photo by Brian Henniker © 2016 Courtesy of Gooding & Company.

 

  • Lot 062 – 1958 Porsche Typ 356 A Super Speedster – barn find/project car – Without reserve – Estimate: $200,000-275,000 – Sold for $310,000.

 

Saturday, 21 January, 201

  • Lot 107 – 1967 Porsche Typ 912 – Without reserve– Estimate: $60,000-80,000Sold for $104,000.
  • Lot 109 – 1989 Porsche Typ 911 Carrera 3.2 coupe – Without reserve – Estimate $90,000-120,000 Sold for $109,000.
  • Lot 113 – 1979 Porsche Typ 930 Turbo – Without reserve – Estimate: $140,000-180,000 – Sold for $105,000.
  • Lot 116 – 1973 Porsche Typ 911T 2.4 – Without Reserve – Estimate: $150,000-180,000Sold for $150,000.
  • Lot 122 – 1976 Porsche Typ 911S 2.7 Signature Edition – Without reserve – Estimate $120,000-140,000 Sold for $85,000.
  • Lot 135 – 1971 Porsche Typ 911E 2.2 Targa – Without reserve – Estimate: $175,000-$225,000 – Sold for $155,000.
  • Lot 140 – 1996 Porsche Typ 993 GT2Estimate: $1,300,000-1,600,000Did not sell at $950,000.
  • Lot 145 – 2011 Porsche Typ 997 Speedster –Without reserve – Estimate: $275,000-325,000 – Sold for $250,000.
  • Lot 149 – 1970 Porsche Typ 914/6 – Without reserve – Estimate: $80,000-$100,000 – Sold for $90,000.
  • Lot 150 – 1997 Porsche Typ 993 Turbo SEstimate $400,000-500,000Did not sell at $370,000.
  • Lot 156 – 2005 Porsche Carrera GTEstimate: $650,000-750,000Sold for $565,000.
  • Lot 158 – 1958 Porsche Typ 356A SpeedsterEstimate $400,000-500,000. – Sold for $310,000.

 

Other significant automobiles:

  • Lot 014 – 1964 Shelby 289 CobraEstimate: $900,000-1,100,000. Sold for $1,000,000 to absentee.

 

Photo by Brian Henniker © 2016 Courtesy Gooding & Company.

 

  • Lot 018 – 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing original car with 60 years single ownership – Estimate: $900,000 – 1,100,000Sold for $1,325,000.

 

Photo by Brian Henniker © 2016 Courtesy of Gooding & Company.

 

  • Lot 022 – 1925 Bugatti Type 35 Grand PrixEstimate: $2,600,000-3,200,000  – Sold for $3,000,000, setting a world record for this particular specification GP Bugatti.
  • Lot 034 – 1936 Squire 1 ½-liter Tourer – One of seven ever made – Estimate: $1,500,000-2,000,000Did not sell at $1,050,000.
  • Lot 046 – 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4Estimate $3,000,000-3,400,000Did not sell at $2,400,000.
  • Lot 126 – 1965 Ferrari 500 SuperfastEstimate: $2,800,000-3,200,000Sold for $2,650,000.
  • Lot 132 – 1969 American Motors AMX/3 Concept carEstimate: $900,000-1,300,000 – Sold for $810,000.
  • Lot 136 – 1932 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Series V Grand Sport RoadsterEstimate: $2,250,000-2,750,000Sold for $1,450,000.
  • Lot 146 – 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose Alloy body – Estimate: $2,900,000-3,200,000 – Did not sell at $2,500,000.

 


 

The 2016 Typ 991 Carrera GTS Rennsport Reunion Special Edition sold for $205,000; Photo by Drew Shipley © 2016 Courtesy RM Sotheby’s.

 

RM Auctions Sotheby’s Arizona

5:00pm, Thursday, 18 January 2017

5:00pm, Friday, 19 January 2017

Arizona Biltmore

2400 East Missouri Avenue

Phoenix, AZ 85016

 

Porsche:

  • Lot 111 – 1965 Porsche Typ 356 c 1600 Cabriolet – Without reserve – Estimate: $125,000-150,000.  Sold for $132,500.
  • Lot 119 – 2016 Porsche Typ 991 Carrera GTS Rennsport Reunion
  • EditionEstimate: $250,000-300,000. Sold for $205,000.
  • Lot 124 – 1955 Porsche Typ 356 A 1600 SpeedsterEstimate: $275,000-325,000. Sold at $255,000.
  • Lot 125 – 2011 Porsche Typ 997 GT3 RSEstimate: $225,000-275,000. Sold for $205,000.  
  • Lot 133 – 2005 Porsche Carrera GTEstimate: $650,000-750,000. The car sold for $675,000.
  • Lot 136 – 1993 Porsche Typ 964 RS America – Without reserve – Estimate: $150,000-200,000.  Sold for $140,000.
  • Lot 144 – 2011 Porsche Typ 997 GT2 RSEstimate: $450,000-500,000. Did not sell at $425,000.
  • Lot 145 – 1958 Porsche Typ 356 A 1600 S Cabriolet – Without reserveEstimate: $180,000-240,000. Sold for $180,000.
  • Lot 161 –1965 Volkswagen “Beetle” sedan – Without reserve – Estimate: $20,000-30,000. Sold for $17,000.
  • Lot 168 – 1963 Volkswagen 23-window Deluxe Microbus – Without reserve – Estimate: $150,000-200,000. This vehicle was withdrawn.   

Friday sales:

  • Lot 212 – 1989 Porsche Typ 930 Turbo “flat nose” CabrioletEstimate: $225,000-275,000 – Sold for $27,500.

 

The 1997 Typ 993 Turbo S sold for $380,000. © Photo by Robin Adams © 2016 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.

 

  • Lot 215 – 1997 Porsche Typ 993 Turbo SEstimate: $425,000-500,000 – Sold for $380,000.
  • Lot 218 – 1996 Porsche Typ 993 GT2Estimate: $1,100,000-1,500,000 – Did not sell at $850,000.
  • Lot 226 – 1987 Porsche Typ 959 KomfortEstimate: $900,000-1,200,000 – Sold for $850,000.
  • Lot 229 – 1957 Porsche Typ 356 A 1600 SpeedsterEstimate: $340,000-380,000 – Sold for $300,000.

 

Other significant automobiles:

Thursday sales:

  • Lot 139 – 1971 Lamborghini Miura SVEstimate: $2,300,000-2,600,000. Did not sell at $1,700,000.
  • Lot 151 – 2003 Ferrari EnzoEstimate: $2,700,000-$3,000,000. Bidding opened at $1,500,000. Sold for $2,450,000.
  • Lot 157 – 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra SCEstimate: $900,000-1,200,000. Bidding started at $500,000 – Sold for $1,000,000.

 

Friday sales:

  • Lot 228 – 2013 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport 300Estimate: $2,100,000-2,300,000 – Sold for $1,900,000.
  • Lot 231 – 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe Aerodinamico. Estimate: $3,250,000-3,850,000 – Sold for $2,800,000.
  • Lot 256 – 1966 Ferrari 275BGTB/6CEstimate: $2,400,000-2,800,000 – Sold for $1,925,000.

 

The 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster by Sindelfingen sold for $6,000,000. Photo by Pawel Litwinski © 2016 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.

 

  • Lot 258 – 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster by SindelfingenEstimate: $7,400,000-8,400,000  – Sold for $6,000,000.

 


 

Barrett-Jackson

Westworld of Scottsdale

16601 North Pima Road

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

 

Barrett-Jackson typically does not publish estimated prices.

 

Sales results:

Monday, 16 January, 2017

  • Lot 021 – 1963 Volkswagen BeetleSold for $9,000.
  • Lot 040 – 2007 Porsche BoxsterSold for $11,500.
  • Lot 082 – 2000 Porsche BoxsterSold for $12,000.

Tuesday, 17 January, 2017

  • Lot 161 – 2001 Porsche Typ 996 Carrera 4 CabrioletSold for $19,000.
  • Lot 170.1 – 1970 Meyers Manx Dune BuggySold for $22,000.
  • Lot 176 – 1956 Volkswagen Oval-Window BeetleSold for $24,000.

Wednesday, 18 January, 2017

  • Lot 321 – 2002 Porsche BoxsterSold for $13,000.
  • Lot 357 – 1957 Volkswagen Karmann-GhiaSold for $23,000
  • Lot 363 – 1999 Porsche Typ 996 CarreraSold for $17,000.
  • Lot 562 – 1974 Porsche 911Sold for $29,000.

Thursday, 19 January, 2017

  • Lot 617 – 1987 Porsche Typ 924Sold for $7,500.
  • Lot 638 – 2005 “Special Construction” 1988 Porsche 959 Roadster CustomSold for $19,500.
  • Lot 674 – 1886 Karl Benz Patent Motorwagen re-creationSold for $17,000.
  • Lot 699 – 1988 Porsche Typ 930 Turbo Cabriolet CustomSold for $31,000.
  • Lot 700.2 – 2002 Porsche Typ 996 Carrera 4SSold for $27,000.
  • Lot 727 – 1970 Porsche Typ 911 TargaSold for $48,000.
  • Lot 728 – 1978 Porsche Typ 911 Slantnose TributeSold for $32,000.
  • Lot 823 – 1977 Porsche Typ 911S as Typ 993 GT2 TributeSold for $120,000.
  • Lot 823.1 – 1971 Porsche Typ 911TSold for $58,000.
  • Lot 830 – 1973 Porsche Typ 911 T CustomSold for $36,000.
  • Lot 831 – 1978 Porsche 911 as RS Carrera TributeSold for $60,000.  

Friday, 20 January, 2017

  • Lot 992.1 – 1995 Porsche Typ 993 Carrera CabrioletSold for $30,000.
  • Lot 1034.1 – 1964 Porsche Typ 356 C CoupeSold for $59,000.
  • Lot 1155 – 1962 Porsche Typ 356 B Super 90 Coupe – Sold for $65,000.

Saturday, 21 January, 2017

  • Lot 1315 – 1965 Volkswagen 21-Window Deluxe Bus – Sold for $275,000.
  • Lot 1323 – 1997 Porsche Typ 993 Turbo – Sold for $200,000.
  • Lot 1333 – 1991 Porsche Typ 964 Carrera 2 Targa Custom – Sold for $75,000.
  • Lot 1367 – 1967 Porsche Typ 911 S – Sold for $155,000.
  • Lot 1396 – 2005 Porsche Carrera GT – Sold for $560,000.
  • Lot 1424 – 1973 Porsche Typ 911 S – Sold for $185,000.
  • Lot 1427 – 1977 Porsche Typ 930 Turbo – Sold for $165,000.
  • Lot 1449 – 1979 Porsche Typ 930 Turbo – Sold for $114,000.

Sunday, 22 January, 2017

  • No Porsches offered

 

Other Significant cars offered:

Saturday:

  • Lot 1372.1 – 2011 Bugatti Veyron Grand SportDid not sell at $1,900,000.

 


 

Russo and Steele

Salt River Fields

7555 N. Pima Road

Scottsdale, AZ 85258

 

Russo and Steele typically does not publish estimated prices.

 

Thursday, 19 January, 2017

  • Lot 158 – 1955 Special Construction Porsche Typ 550 Spyder replicaDid not sell at $25,000.
  • Lot 286 – Porsche 1986 Typ 944Sold for $10,500.

Friday, 20 January, 2017

  • Lot 403 – 1987 Porsche Typ 3.2 Carrera TargaDid not sell at $32,500.
  • Lot 432 – 1976 Porsche Typ 911 S Cabriolet by StrosekSold for $31,000.
  • Lot 529 – 1993 Porsche Typ 968Sold for $15,000.
  • Lot 555 – 1960 Volkswagen 23-Window SambaSold for $113,000.

Saturday, 21 January, 2017

  • Lot 613 – 1982 Porsche Typ 911 SC TargaSold for $32,000.
  • Lot 628 – 1963 Porsche Typ 356 B coupeSold for $58,000.
  • Lot 654 – 1971 Porsche Typ 911 TSold for $58,000.
  • Lot 670 – 1986 Porsche Typ 930 TurboSold for $93,000.
  • Lot 673 – 1986 Porsche Typ 930 Turbo Sold for $97,000.
  • Lot 675 – 1995 Porsche Typ 993 CarreraSold for $36,000.
  • Lot 716 – 1997 Porsche Typ 993 Turbo 3.8 by Andial Sold for $127,500.
  • Lot 724 – 2007 Porsche Typ 997 GT3 RSDid not sell at $155,000.
  • Lot 735 – 1994 Porsche Typ 964 Turbo 3.6Sold for $111,000.
  • Lot 758 – 1959 Porsche 356 A T-2 Sunroof Coupe Sold for $125,000.
  • Lot 771 – 1969 Porsche Typ 911 E TargaDid not sell at $77,000.

Sunday, 22 January, 2017

  • No Porsches offered

 

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