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Auction Preview Amelia Island 2016

by | March 2016

The three auction houses that traditionally offer cars for sale during the Amelia Island weekend will have a great variety of interesting automobiles available. On the whole, sale price estimates reflect the growing belief that 2015 was the recent price peak, and that international politics and economics are having an effect on auction expectations. That said, there are some very special examples of some cars that have become almost de rigueur for the companies to offer, and there are some extraordinary vehicles that still command potentially record-setting prices.

Amelia Island’s auctions will be very interesting for observers who track price trends as an indicator of the investment economy. Of course, the auction companies hope that in this seeming buyers’ market, there will be many more individuals with paddles in the air and letters of credit on file when the hammers drop. These are some of the vehicles of interest at Amelia. Because some Porsche owners also have a Ferrari in the garage, readers will note their inclusion on this list as well as some other makes.

Bonhams’ lot 138, 1967 Porsche 911 S 2.0 coupe. Courtesy Bonhams ©2016.

Bonhams’ lot 138, 1967 Porsche 911 S 2.0 coupe. Courtesy Bonhams ©2016.

Bonhams

Fernandina Beach Golf Club
2800 Bill Melton Road, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
10:30am, Thursday, March 10, 2016
www.bonhams.com

Porsche:

  • Lot 136: 1989 Porsche 930S Turbo Slant Nose Cabriolet – Estimate: $175-250K
    Ex-Andre Agassi. Without reserve. White with red interior.
  • Lot 138: 1967 Porsche 911 S 2.0 Coupe – Estimate: $140-180K
    White with black interior.
  • Lot 150: 1994 Porsche 928GTS – Estimate: $75-100K
    Without reserve. Silver with white interior. 5-speed manual gearbox.
  • Lot 171: 1963 Porsche 356B Super 90 Cabriolet Estimate: $140-180K
    Triple black.
  • Lot 191: 2005 Porsche Carrera GT – Estimate: $800-900K
    Silver with black interior

Bonhams’ lot 171, 1963 Porsche 356 B Super 90 Cabriolet. Courtesy Bonhams ©2016.

Bonhams’ lot 171, 1963 Porsche 356 B Super 90 Cabriolet. Courtesy Bonhams ©2016.

Among Bonhams’ special “vehicles” are:

  • Lot 102: 1895 “Paris Trouville Rocket” Private European Road Coach (as in horse-drawn) – Estimate $200-250K
    Body by Guiet & Co. of Paris. Black and cream lacquered wood with blue cloth interior. It’s worth going to Bonhams online catalog just to see this bit of history. Do – especially – pay attention to the view and caption of the interior of this coach.
  • Lot 123: 1967 Ferrari 275GTB/4 Coupe – Estimate $2.7-3.2M
    Silver with black interior. From the Wade Carter collection. This man had interesting eclectic taste.

Bonhams’ lot 139. 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Sport Tourer, body by Vanden Plas. Courtesy Bonhams ©2016.

Bonhams’ lot 139. 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Sport Tourer, body by Vanden Plas. Courtesy Bonhams ©2016.

  • Lot 139: 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Sports Tourer, body by Vanden Plas – Estimate not published
    Blue with blue interior. Well-deserving of the eight pages it gets in the catalog. Like Guiet above, Vanden Plas started making horse-drawn carriages in Belgium before expanding operations to the U.K. This car looks especially like a classic British pontoon-fender sports car but with a fine French pedigree.
  • Lot 142: 1910 Thomas Flyer Model K-6-70 “Flyabout” – Estimate: $900k-1.2M
    Red with red interior. In 1908, a four-cylinder 60-horsepower Thomas Flyer WON the New York to Paris race (that ran by way of Seattle and Moscow). This – the six cylinder 70-horsepower version – is the high-performance upgrade of that around-the-world racecar.
  • Lot 167: 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A body by Sindelfingen – Estimate not published
    Black with tan interior. Remember that one of these sold at Scottsdale. It set an Arizona record at $9.9M at RM.
  • Lot 175: 1933 Maserati 8C 3000 Biposto Grand Prix racecar – Estimate not published
    Red with tan interior. France was the home of the Grand Prix. The French made the rules allowing two-seat GP cars that also raced in endurance races such as Le Mans. In the mid 1930s, the Italians were teaching the French how to say “Gran Premio” with cars like this. 

Gooding lot 034, 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder. Photo by Mathieu Heurtault, courtesy Gooding & Company ©2016.

Gooding lot 034, 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder. Photo by Mathieu Heurtault, courtesy Gooding & Company ©2016.

Gooding & Company

Racquet Park, Omni Amelia Island Plantation
6800 First Coast Highway, Amelia Island, FL 32034
11:00am, Friday, March 11, 2016
www.goodingco.com

Porsche:

  • Lot #006: 1996 Porsche 993 Carrera 4S – Estimate $140-180K
    Without reserve. Speed yellow with black interior.
  • Lot #009: 1966 Porsche 912 – Estimate $60-80K
    Without reserve. Blue with black interior.
  • Lot #015: 1979 Porsche 930 – Estimate: $240-280K
    Silver with red interior.
  • Lot #019: 1963 Porsche 356 B Cabriolet – Estimate $175-225K
    Without reserve. Champagne yellow with tan interior.
  • Lot #027: 1994 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 – Estimate $275-325K
    Black with cashmere interior.
  • Lot #031: 1966 Porsche 911 Coupe Estimate: $200-300K
    Ex-Seinfeld. Sand with brown interior.
  • Lot #032: 2011 Porsche 997 Speedster – Estimate: $300-400K
    Ex-Seinfeld. Speedster blue with black interior.
  • Lot #034: 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder (550-0060) – Estimate: $5.0-6.0M
    Ex-Seinfeld. Blue with white rear fender spears, tan seats.
  • Lot #035: 1957 Porsche 356A Speedster Estimate: $500-600K
    Ex-Seinfeld. Aquamarine Metallic with tan interior.
  • Lot #036: 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR Estimate $1.2-1.5M
    Ex-Seinfeld. Yellow with black interior.
  • Lot #037: 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster – Estimate $250-325K
    Ex-Seinfeld. White with black interior.
  • Lot #038: 1990 Porsche 962 C – Estimate: $1.5-2.0M
    Ex-Seinfeld. White with black interior. Chassis 962-012.
  • Lot #039: 1963 Porsche 356 B 2000 GS Carrera 2 Coupe – Estimate: $1.1-1.4M
    Ex-Seinfeld. Silver Metallic with blue leatherette.
  • Lot #040: 2000 Porsche Carrera GT Prototype – Estimate $1.5-2.0M
    Ex-Seinfeld. Silver with brown interior. “Non-drivable” prototype.
  • Lot #041: 1997 Porsche 993 Cup 3.8 RSR – Estimate: $1.2-1.5M
    Ex-Seinfeld. White with black seats.

Gooding lot 042, 1958 Porsche Typ 597 Jagdwagen. Photo by Mathieu Heurtault. Courtesy Gooding & Company ©2016.

Gooding lot 042, 1958 Porsche Typ 597 Jagdwagen. Photo by Mathieu Heurtault. Courtesy Gooding & Company ©2016.

  • Lot #042: 1958 Porsche Typ 597 Jagdwagen – Estimate: $350-400K
    Ex-Seinfeld. Olive drab with brown seats.
  • Lot #043: 2012 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 4.0 Brumos CommemorativeEstimate: $300-500K
    Ex-Seinfeld. Brumos paint scheme.
  • Lot #044: 1973 Porsche 917-30 (#917/30-004) Can-Am Spyder Estimate: $5.0-7.0M
    Ex-Seinfeld. Sunoco livery.
  • Lot #045: 1994 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 S Flachbau Estimate: $1.0-1.3M
    Ex-Seinfeld. Polar Silver Metallic with brown interior.
  • Lot #046: 1958 Porsche 356A 1600 1500 GT/ST Carrera Speedster Estimate $2.0-2.5M
    Ex-Seinfeld. Auratium green wuith black interior.
  • Lot #048: 1959 Porsche 718 RSK – Estimate $3.8-4.2M
    Ex-Seinfeld. Silver with tan seats. #718-019.
  • Lot #053: 1970 Porsche 911 2.2 T Coupe – Estimate $135-175K
    Without reserve. Unrestored. Red with tan interior.
  • Lot #056: 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort – Estimate $1.3-1.6M
    Silver with black interior.
  • Lot #059: 1989 Porsche 930 Coupe – Estimate $140-180K
    Without reserve. Black with tan interior.
  • Lot #066: 1970 Porsche 911 2.3 ST – Estimate $1.1-1.4M
    Yellow with red, with black interior. Ex-Larrousse. One of seven ST Coupes.
  • Lot #072: 1973 Porsche 911 S 2.4 Targa – Estimate $170-200K
    Without reserve. Signal Yellow with black interior.
  • Lot #075: 1968 Porsche 908 Coupe. #908-111 – Estimate $3.0-3.3M
    Factory team car. White. One of five remaining.
  • Lot #081: 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster – Estimate $220-250K
    Without reserve. White with tan interior.

Gooding lot 069, 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider. Photo by Mathieu Heurtault. Courtesy Gooding & Company ©2016.

Gooding lot 069, 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider. Photo by Mathieu Heurtault. Courtesy Gooding & Company ©2016.

Ferrari:

  • Lot #005: 1976 Ferrari 308 GTB Vetroresina (dry sump) – Estimate $275-$325K
    Red with black interior.
  • Lot #012: 1984 Ferrari 512 BBi Estimate $300-350K
    Red with tan interior.
  • Lot #020: 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet – Estimate $1.5-1.8M
    Silver-grey with black interior.1960 Geneva show car.
  • Lot #021: 1979 Ferrari 308 GTS Estimate $160-180K
    Without reserve. Rosso Dino with black interior.
  • Lot #028: 1991 Ferrari Testarossa – Estimate $175-225K
    Without reserve. Red with tan interior.
  • Lot #058: 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Coupe – Estimate $850-950K
    Red with tan interior.
  • Lot #064: 1995 Ferrari F50 – Estimate $2.4-2.8M
    Red with black interior (red seat inserts)
  • Lot #069: 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider – Estimate $15.0-17.0M
    Red with black interior. One of 37 with covered headlights.
  • Lot #070: 1986 Ferrari 328 GTS – Estimate $175-$225K
    Without reserve. Red with tan interior.
  • Lot #071: 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso – Estimate $1.9-2.4M
    Black with tan interior.

Gooding lot 062, 1966 Ford GT40 Mk I. Photo by Brian Henniker. Courtesy Gooding & Company ©2016.

Gooding lot 062, 1966 Ford GT40 Mk I. Photo by Brian Henniker. Courtesy Gooding & Company ©2016.

Among Gooding & Company’s special cars are:

  • Lot #014: 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra CSX 2433 – Estimate $950K-1.1M
    Navy with black interior. Competition roadster with “Le Mans” hardtop and spare engine.
  • Lot #022: 1931 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing-Top Convertible Coupe – Estimate $2.5-3.0M
    Black with brown interior. Body by Murphy.
  • Lot #032: 1964 VW Camper – Estimate $80-100K
    Ex-Seinfeld. Unrestored.
  • Lot #062: 1966 Ford GT Mk 1. #GT40 P/1065 – Estimate $3.2-3.6M
    Blue with black interior. Right hand drive. One of 31 road Coupes. The accomplishments of racing GT40s – especially at Le Mans in 1966 and 1967 – inspired Ford to resurrect the styling for the 2005 GT and to redesign and restyle it again for 2017. But THIS car is the real birthparent.

RM Sotheby’s lot 153, 2005 Porsche Carrera GT. Photo by Robin Adams. Courtesy RM Sotheby’s ©2016.

RM Sotheby’s lot 153, 2005 Porsche Carrera GT. Photo by Robin Adams. Courtesy RM Sotheby’s ©2016.

RM Sotheby’s

The Ritz-Carlton
4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island, FL 32034
9:30am, Saturday, March 12, 2016
www.rmsothebys.com

Porsche:

  • Lot #106: 1964 Porsche 356 SC 1600 Sunroof Coupe – Estimate: $140-180K
    Without reserve. Champagne yellow with black interior.
  • Lot #126: 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Coupe – Estimate $275-325K
    Platinum metallic with brown leather.
  • Lot #133: 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupe – Estimate $400-475K
    Black with tan interior.
  • Lot #142: 1988 Porsche 911 Turbo Slant Nose Cabriolet – Estimate $225-275K
    Without reserve. White with black interior.
  • Lot #149: 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe Estimate $240-280K
    Red with tan interior.
  • Lot #153: 2005 Porsche Carrera GT – Estimate $750-850K
    Silver with brown interior.
  • Lot #156: 1960 Porsche 356 B 1600 S Cabriolet – Estimate $200-250K
    White with red interior, black top.

RM Sotheby’s lot 186, 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo. Photo by Drew Shipley. Courtesy RM Sotheby’s ©2015.

RM Sotheby’s lot 186, 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo. Photo by Drew Shipley. Courtesy RM Sotheby’s ©2015.

  • Lot #186: 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo Coupe – Estimate $300-375K
    Silver with black interior. Only 548 miles from new.
  • Lot #191: 1960 Porsche 356 B Super 90 RoadsterEstimate: $180-220K
    Without reserve. White with red interior.

Ferrari:

  • Lot #109: 1988 Ferrari 328 GTS – Estimate $120-160K
    Without reserve. Red with tan interior.
  • Lot #123: 1980 Ferrari 512 BB – Estimate $275-325K
    Without reserve. Red with black interior.
  • Lot #137: 2002 Ferrari 575M Maranello – Estimate $400-475K
    Blue “Tour de France” with tan interior. Manual gearbox.
  • Lot #139: 1968 Ferrari 330 GTS – Estimate $2.3-2.6M
    Yellow with tan interior.
  • Lot #148: 1984 Ferrari 288 GTO – Estimate $32.3-2.6M
    Red with black interior, red seat inserts.
  • Lot #152: 1986 Ferrari Testarossa – Estimate $130-170K
    Without reserve. Red with black interior.
  • Lot #160: 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Coupe – Estimate $750-825K
    Red with black interior.
  • Lot #163: 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica LWB Coupe Aerodinamica – Estimate $2.7-3.3M
    Blue with tan interior. #3949SA. 1962 Turin autoshow car.
  • Lot #166: 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider – Estimate $2.5-3.0M
    Yellow with black interior.

RM Sotheby’s lot 174, 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Tour de France. Photo by Darin Schnabel. Courtesy RM Sotheby’s ©2015.

RM Sotheby’s lot 174, 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Tour de France. Photo by Darin Schnabel. Courtesy RM Sotheby’s ©2015.

  • Lot #174: 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Tour de France – Estimate not published
    #0619 GT. Silver with black interior.
  • Lot #181:  2011 Ferrari 599 GTO – Estimate $650-750K
    Red with grey interior.
  • Lot #193: 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Coupe – Estimate $325-375K
    Red with black interior.

RM/Sotheby has other interesting cars that include:

  • Lot #120: 1963 Volkswagen Type 2 23-window Super Deluxe Microbus with Eriba Puck travel trailer – Estimate $125-175K
    Turquoise. Lots of turquoise.
  • Lot #121: 1985 Ford RS 200 Evolution Estimate $475-675K
    White with red interior. 600hp all-wheel drive Group B car – Group B in its most insane iteration.
  • Lot #125:  1965 Toyota 200GT – Estimate $800-950K
    White with black interior. Left hand drive.
  • Lot #129: 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio convertible – Estimate $900k-1.2M
    Black with cream interior. Right hand drive. Ettore Bugatti’s son, Jean, designed a series of Type 57 models he named after the greatest Alpine mountain passes, of which Stelvio is one. Drive this one on the Colorado Grand.
  • Lot #141: 1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50HP Silver Ghost Tourer, body by Lawton – Estimate $2.5-3.5M
    White with red interior. Too young for the London-to-Brighton run (for cars manufactured in 1905 or before) but start in London and you can drive to Brighton by way of Moscow, Beijing, Seattle, and New York in the best of these even a century later.
  • Lot #161: 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing – Estimate $1.3-1.5M
    White with red interior. Fitted luggage, Rudge wheels. In Mercedes’ original racing colors!
  • Lot #162:  1932 Ford Model 18 Edsel Ford Speedster – Estimate $1.2-1.4M
    First of three Edsel Ford/Eugene Gregorie Speedsters. Green with tan interior. The partnership of Edsel and Eugene created the 1939 Lincoln Zephyr and the Continental in ’41. This was one of their “pet” projects.
  • Lot #164:  2014 Pagani Huayra Estimate $1.9-2.2M
    Blue with grey interior.
  • Lot #179: 1963 Shelby 289 Cobra  Estimate $950K-1.2M
    Black with red interior. CSX2188.
  • Lot #188: 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Cabriolet A Sindelfingen Estimate $3.0-4.0M
    Red with tan interior. Past Pebble Beach Best of Show. RM sold the Scottsdale week record-setter with another one of these for three times this low estimate figure. They’re a Manly Man’s car, and this seems an attractive price for a real head-turner on any tour or at any concours.

RM Sotheby’s lot 188. 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Cabriolet A Sindelfingen. Photo by Darin Schnabel. Courtesy RM Sotheby’s ©2016.

RM Sotheby’s lot 188. 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Cabriolet A Sindelfingen. Photo by Darin Schnabel. Courtesy RM Sotheby’s ©2016.

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