Estimate:<br/>$ 6,000 - $ 8,000 <br/><br/>OFFERED WITHOUT...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$ 6,000 - $ 8,000 <br/><br/>OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE<br/><br/>Offered here is a stunning Triumph Bonneville motorcycle. The fuel tank and fenders are finished beautifully in a light blue, accented nicely with a black seat. The motorcycle is furnished with turn signals, a headlamp and brake light. The engine is very well detailed with polished exhaust and a polished gearbox. The wheels are wire spoke wheels with black wall tires.Read less
Estimate:<br/>$ 80,000 - $110,000 <br/><br/>It has been written over...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$ 80,000 - $110,000 <br/><br/>It has been written over the years that esthetically, Cadillac was to 1941 what Cord was to 1937 and what Duesenberg was to 1929. So far and reaching was the fame of the 1941 Cadillac in its own time, so remarkably crisp and original its force of style, it has remained through the years one of the most cherished and desirable motorcars. It was a design that demonstrated amazing technical brilliance and considerable imagination. Yet its lines were not radical, unnatural or out of touch with the era. More than any of its contemporaries, it was considered to be state-of-the-art for 1941. This is a car that exerted an incalculable influence on the direction in styling that was to be taken by the American automobile.
On October 1, 1940, Cadillac introduced the six separate series that comprised the 1941 selection. Series 61, 62, 75 and Sixty-Special reappeared in addition to two brand new series, the 63 and 67. With a total of 19 different body styles, this was the most ambitious diversification of models priced below $2,000 that any luxury auto maker had ever presented. All of these models have long since become collector's items and are as desirable as ever. This particular car is recognized as a Full Classic by the Classic Car Club of America; certainly a statement in itself.
The Series 62 Convertible Coupe continues to be proclaimed a flawless work of automotive styling and is a delight to behold from any given angle. Model year 1941 would be the final year that the Cadillac Convertible Coupe would be seen with a solid rear quarter and marked the final year of availability for the Convertible Sedan.
With a reported 3,100 similar cars produced, this burgundy with tan leather interior example is driven by a 346-cid V-8 engine, which was, at that time, the most powerful V-8 Cadillac engine ever produced. This 150 horsepower unit is paired with a three-speed manual transmission. Other desirable qualities include fender skirts, distinctive bright trim elements, factory steel wheels with whitewall tires, dual spotlights, radio and cabin heater.
In 1941 Cadillac enjoyed a nearly 40-year reign in which the Cadillac crest symbolized to the world that it was the finest automobile that money could build or purchase. This example will give you pause to recall the many reasons why this era of Cadillac is held in such esteem.Read less
Estimate:<br/>$ 75,000 - $ 85,000 <br/><br/>The Azure is a direct...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$ 75,000 - $ 85,000 <br/><br/>The Azure is a direct successor to the long-running Corniche. Like its predecessors, it is Bentley's flagship model and transcends the luxury so typical of Bentley motor cars, acquiring a celebrity status all its own.
According to the available sources this is a car produced within the serial numbers given for the Final Series all-black, Azure Mulliner produced Bentley. The Bentley Azure Final Series is listed as being between 01171 and 01238. This particular car is 01179 and falls within this group, and this status makes this a significant motorcar that is surely destined to become a fine collector's item. It is reported to have been sparingly used and is presented in very nice condition with all of the appointments you expect from such a special automobile.
Among the many indulgence and convenience features; the car exhibits black-lacquered piano wood elements, Connolly leather hides with Mulliner diamond-patterned seats, red pushbutton ignition, sporting gauges, including boost gauge, fender vents, red brake calipers, exclusive factory chromed Mulliner wheels and Mulliner badging on the trunk, fenders and door sills. To go along with its powerful 6.75-liter, 420-hp turbocharged V-8 engine the nicely equipped car has many other luxury conveniences expected in a car of this fine lineage. It is reported that between 155 and 158 similar cars were built, and cost approximately $400,000 when new.Read less
Estimate:<br/>$ 62,000 - $ 68,000 <br/><br/>No doubt the Mercury s...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$ 62,000 - $ 68,000 <br/><br/>No doubt the Mercury s cameo role in the 1955 James Dean movie Rebel Without a Cause was responsible for the vogue that befell the 19491951 models. The basic form became a favorite of customizers, as its rounded lines lent themselves to the removal of trim and the frenching of lights into the fenders. In some locales, custom Mercs seemed to outnumber stock examples.
This part of history is ironic. The design, the last by the talented E.T. Bob Gregorie for the Ford Motor Company, was intended to be the 1949 Ford. During the development process, Ford s new post-war management argued for a lighter and all-new Ford, and the result was the slab-sided shoe box of George Walker. The rejected Gregorie car became the 1949 Mercury.
For 1951, it was given a more Lincolnesque appearance by lengthening the rear fenders and giving the grille wraparound edges, and the horsepower of the flathead V-8 was boosted by a notch.
This painted black 1951 Mercury Convertible Coupe has excellent contours and its finish exhibits a deep shine. The LeBaron Bonney interior is presented in red and black leather, which is excellent throughout. The car is equipped with a radio, heater, clock, windshield washers and power windows. Rear fender skirts have been added, as well as dual windshield post spotlights and door-mounted mirrors. The optional overdrive gives it longer legs on the highway. The Mercury is powered by a 255.4-cid,112-hp L-head V-8 engine and its compartment is clean and correctly detailed, even down to the hose clamps, but it is not overdone. Dual exhausts have been installed, and BFGoodrich wide whitewall Silvertowns, in the correct 7.10-15 size, complete the package.
Jim Stark, Dean s character in Rebel, did not drive a stock Mercury, let alone a convertible, but if he d seen this one, he might have.Read less
Estimate:<br/>$ 80,000 - $100,000 <br/><br/>Iconic car models have a...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$ 80,000 - $100,000 <br/><br/>Iconic car models have a way of reappearing, years after they were discontinued by their manufacturers. The 2001-2005 two-seat Thunderbird revival is a case in point. Another is Lincoln s Continental Mark II, re-introduced in 1956; eight years after its predecessor left the scene. Some cars, like the Chrysler Thunderbolt, have never been revived, while others, like the original Olds Fiesta and Buick Skylark, bequeathed their names to successors of a completely different idiom. And then there s the Ford Sportsman.
Built from 1946 to 1948, the Sportsman was a wood-bodied convertible coupe, a prestige model like Ford had never seen. But it was expensive and difficult to build, and Ford was giving up wood bodies, in favor of wood motif applique, even on station wagons. The company mocked up a 1949 Sportsman coupe and convertible, using Country Squire-like trim, but nothing more was heard until this car turned up.
Ostensibly a Lincoln Sportsman, it does not appear in any of the many books on Ford or Lincoln, and a search of auto show records for the period has found no reporting on it, until a feature article in an enthusiast magazine in 1987.
Regardless of its origins, it remains an essay on what a modern-day Sportsman might have been. Complete wood bodies were a thing of the past by 1955, so an applique is in character, as Chrysler used for the K-car-based Town & Country Convertible. It is equipped with power steering, power brakes, power windows and seat, central chassis lubrication, windshield washers, an AM radio and a heater-defroster. An accessory visor, complete with traffic light prism, has been fitted to the windshield. It has Lincoln s 341-cid overhead valve V-8 and Turbo-Drive automatic transmission.
Paint, body and brightwork are all very good, although the workmanship of the wood applique is not of artisanal quality. An interesting foray into what might have been, it is the center of attention wherever it goes.Read less
Estimate:<br/>$ 80,000 - $100,000 <br/><br/>The Pininfarina-penned...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$ 80,000 - $100,000 <br/><br/>The Pininfarina-penned Testarossa improved on the basic formula of Ferrari s Berlinetta Boxer thanks to more horsepower propelling the flat 12-cylinder coupe to a 180-mph top speed. Derived from the Boxer, the flat 12 featured two banks of six horizontally-opposed cylinders and 48 valves. Bosch s latest K-Jetronic fuel injection improved power and drivability; with 390 horsepower on tap, the Testarossa was capable of sprinting to 60-mph in 5.3 seconds. Launched at the 1984 Paris show, the Testarossa was aimed directly at the American market. It was so much better as a road car and more aggressively styled than the preceding Berlinetta Boxer that a remarkable 7,200 Testarossas were sold between 1985 and 1991, making it the most successful Ferrari to date.
Pininfarina engineered the Testarossa to address some of the concerns with the 512 Boxer; it was wider, taller and longer for improved inside space, and the radiator was moved to the rear to eliminate plumbing that previously ran through the car. The all-important engine air intakes were dramatically extended into the doors with side strakes which stylistically enhanced the Testarossa s body and actually directed air to two radiators in Formula One design fashion and contributed to making the rear of the car wider and handling more stable. Like many performance and all-out supercars, wind tunnel testing dictated the Testarossa have concealed headlights for improved aerodynamic figures.
The Testarossa became an American icon for its role in the hit TV police series Miami Vice. It was initially so popular that buyer frenzy fueled additional dealer markups, which peaked at about $150,000 in the early years.
The car on offer is handsomely finished in Rosso Corsa with a black leather interior. This model of Ferrari is amply powered by its 4.9-liter, 390-hp horizontally-opposed (flat) 12-cylinder, fuel-injected engine that is linked to a five-speed transaxle. This Testarossa is fitted factory alloy wheels, four-wheel disc brakes, full instrumentation (speed displayed in kilometers per hour) and numerous convenience amenities.
Maintenance records are most important on Ferraris and this Testarossa has recently seen a major engine-out service that replaced the belts; the receipts are included. The overall appearance of the car is excellent, and the interior shows only very slight wear to the driver s side seat bolster. Enzo Ferrari s cars and his automotive vision are timeless. The Ferrari Testarossa is an iconic sports car; unendingly desirable and always in vogue, just as Mr. Ferrari wanted.Read less
Estimate:<br/>$ 35,000 - $ 45,000 <br/><br/>The Mercury brand was part...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$ 35,000 - $ 45,000 <br/><br/>The Mercury brand was part of the Ford Motor Company, launched in 1938 by Edsel Ford, son of Henry Ford, to market entry-level luxury cars slotted between Ford-branded regular models and Lincoln-branded luxury vehicles. This marketing approach was comparable to what General Motors Buick (and former Oldsmobile) brand, and Chrysler s DeSoto division had similarly accomplished for their parent companies.
The name "Mercury" is derived from the messenger of the gods of Roman mythology, and during its early years, the Mercury brand was known for performance. Through rebadging, the majority of Mercury models were based on Ford platforms.
Over the years, the marque s image has gone from a premium Ford to a baby Lincoln. In the 1960s, however, Mercury staked out a persona of its own, which had models in three sizes that were priced from barely $2,000 to more than $3,500. At the top of the line was the Park Lane, such as the model of this car.
According to available build records, the 1966 model year saw a total of 38,800 Park Lanes built in four different body types. This included the Breezeway Four-Door Sedan, a standard Four-Door Sedan, a Two-Door Hardtop and the Convertible. The same production records convey that only 2,546 convertibles were built and far fewer are thought to have survived.
This particular example is presented in a powder blue tone with white bucket seats, original white soft-top and white top boot. This is accented by maroon carpet, dash and seatbelts. This Mercury Park Lane is reported as a very rare, one-off, special order example that is powered by a 410-cid, 330-hp Marauder V-8 engine which is mated to a desirable and uncommon four-speed manual transmission. It is reported that this Mercury has its original interior, original convertible top, original factory features and has one repaint since new. The car has also only experienced three sympathetic owners and has been sparingly used over the years. This originality also carries over to the engine bay. Further features are radial tires, great chrome elements, power steering and AM/FM radio.Read less
Estimate:<br/>$ 30,000 - $ 35,000 <br/><br/>Model year 1940 saw a...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$ 30,000 - $ 35,000 <br/><br/>Model year 1940 saw a considerable number of changes to the Lincoln-Zephyr. The bodies were all new, although they looked only subtly different. The club coupe was a new style for Lincoln-Zephyr in 1940, and it replaced the fastback coupe sedan. The car is driven by a 292-cid, 120-hp V-12 engine that is matched to a three-speed manual transmission and rides on a 125-inch wheelbase chassis.
The history of this Lincoln-Zephyr Club Coupe (Model 06H-77) is not known, but it appears to be a largely original car with one repaint and some work on the interior. The car is equipped with a radio, a hot-air heater, a driver s side door-edge mirror, bumper guards, whitewall tires and rear fender skirts. The paint exhibits a deep shine, with a few blemishes. Many of the exterior rubber gaskets and grommets show considerable age. The tan cord interior is in excellent condition and looks new. The engine compartment is clean, but has seen significant use. The chassis and underbody are completely solid, but show some surface rust.
The club coupe s gracefully sloped body would be seen on all Lincoln coupes until 1948, but only the early ones, like this car, combine that rear profile with the yacht-like nose of the first Continentals. Just 3,500 similar cars were built for the 1940 model year, and examples are seldom seen today.Read less
Estimate:<br/>$ 70,000 - $ 80,000 <br/><br/>One of the last Ferraris...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$ 70,000 - $ 80,000 <br/><br/>One of the last Ferraris engineered and launched during Enzo Ferrari s lifetime, the 328 succeeded the highly popular 308 four-cam by offering an increased displacement V-8 engine and numerous detail changes throughout the platform. The mid-engined 328, offered in both hardtop (GTB) and Targa/Spider (GTS) forms, featured an enhanced 3.2-liter V-8 putting out 270 horsepower, thanks to a refined Marelli electronic ignition system and the retained Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection. Capable of a 0 to 60-mph sprint of 5.9 seconds, the 328 GTS had a top speed of 163-mph. Assembled in Maranello until the fall of 1989, the Pininfarina designed 328 is considered by many to be among the most drivable vintage Ferraris, thanks to its solid performance and general reliability.
This 328 is presented in the Targa configuration in white with beige interior sporting a five-speed manual transmission with a 270-hp V-8 engine that is mounted transversely. The car is said to have been carefully used and comes with such factory options as power windows, four-wheel disc brakes, air conditioning and a CD player radio. The interior, exterior and engine bay all appear to be quite tidy in their presentation. As these mid-eighties Ferraris increase in value, they are sure to not disappoint as they become increasingly desirable among collectors. Sources indicate that the modest number of 6,068 Ferrari 328 GTS was built during its 1985 to 1989 production run.Read less
Estimate:<br/>$ 60,000 - $ 70,000 <br/><br/>The styling of the...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$ 60,000 - $ 70,000 <br/><br/>The styling of the magnificent Rolls-Royce Corniche Drophead Coupe (aka; convertible) remained essentially unchanged since 1967, when John Blatchley s fine design was first introduced as the Silver Shadow and Bentley T Series drophead coupes. There was initially consideration given to restyling the Corniche to give it a closer family resemblance to the Silver Spirit range of cars, possibly using the four-door saloons front wings and hood. Peter Wharton, Mulliner Park Ward stylist prepared drawings and a color-wash painting, and there was a mock-up built to full scale. However, a decision was made to continue in this more traditional styling, and in retrospect, this may have been an exceedingly wise commercial choice. The Rolls-Royce Corniche is timeless; they demonstrate continuing interest with great desirability of ownership.Read less
Offered here is a Rolls-Royce Corniche III finished in off-white with a parchment leather interior with complementary and beautiful burled walnut wooden veneers. The Corniche III was a complete evolution of refinements over the previous Corniche II, with many new features that included: alloy wheels, newly revised interior, advanced suspension, airbags and color-coated bumpers. This lovely example has the strong and steady 6.75-liter V-8 engine with a smooth automatic transmission, and stopping power from four-wheel disc brakes. Showing great exclusiveness, sources indicate that less than 500 similar cars were built. Among the niceties are air conditioning and power features galore, as one would expect from a motorcar of this stature. The Corniche is one the most recognized Rolls-Royce models ever made and is ready with many luxuries for its next owner to enjoy.
Estimate:<br/>$ 65,000 - $ 80,000 <br/><br/>At the time of...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$ 65,000 - $ 80,000 <br/><br/>At the time of introduction, the 1940 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe was promoted as possibly having the smartest interpretation yet of the coupe body style. Beauty and practicality of design that included a wider front seat, a full-width auxiliary (rear) seat with sufficient room for two in a beautifully executed interior. The die-cast radiator grille with a sharply vee'd center was structured with fewer and more prominent horizontal bars compared to the 1939 and is a massive single cast component. The complementary bumpers are imprinted with the first modern script lettering of the Cadillac name, and long, narrow parking lamps incorporated turn signals, crowning the front fenders. The sealed beam, bullet-shaped headlamps were moulded into the hood side panels. The vertical cooling grilles on the catwalks flanking the grille were presented in a mailslot-type treatment. The combination of these elements formed a distinctive and handsome new front ensemble.
The product of over a quarter-century of consistent development, the 346-cid V-8 Cadillac engine was then Cadillac's largest engine yet, and considered by many to be the finest American powerplant available. It was strong, smooth and quiet, so much so that you could scarcely hear if it was in operation, but was a machine of power and action when the need arose in the course of your daily driving. This unit is backed by a column-mounted three-speed manual transmission.
Presented in Black with maroon leather interior and black cloth top, this particular example has an incredible history. During the 1940 model year, it is reported that only 5,900 Series 62 Cadillacs were built in five different body styles. Of this group, only 200 were the Convertible Coupe. Marque experts have reported that, of this already small number, only nine 1940 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupes still exist; this is number 175.
The car was originally purchased by Harold K. Hochschild (1892-1981). Mr. Hochschild was a New York City businessman and truly a captain of industry. As an extremely wealthy international mining baron, he was the executive head of the American Metal Company for many years. The company merged in 1957, and eventually became AMAX Inc. He was also an author with a passion for the Adirondacks. He owned six million acres of land and built his summer estate at Blue Mountain Lake named Eagle Nest. This property now is known as the Adirondack Museum.
When new, the basic list price for this model was $1,795, and Mr. Hochschild took delivery of this car on June 5, 1940 at his 300 Park Avenue New York City address, more commonly known as the Waldorf-Astoria. This lovely automobile remained in his ownership for the next 33 years before he generously gave it to his chauffeur's son in 1973. The son kept the Cadillac in a seven-car heated garage at Mr. Hochschild's Princeton, New Jersey estate for the next five years before offering it for sale in the Wall Street Journal in 1978. It was then purchased by a Cadillac collector in Pennsylvania and preserved in original condition. The current possessor is just the fourth owner of the car during its well-heeled life.
A cosmetic restoration was undertaken and completed in 2005. The interior was completely restored in its original red leather. The power top operates perfectly and is recovered in black with tasteful red piping. Original options on the car include a heater, an AM tube radio, and in the 1950s the car was retro-fitted with a power steering setup. The Cadillac comes with all original documentation. Operating manuals and other related information is included on a presentation board. The car exhibits distinctive brightwork and trim, and is nicely accented by chrome wheel discs and whitewall tires, plus all accessories are stated to operate as new.
This is a rare, desirable and beautiful Cadillac that is not only presented in a rich and stunning color combination; it has an ownership provenance likely second to none. This model is considered a Full Classic by the Classic Car Club of America (CCCA), and as such will be eligible for all applicable CCCA events.Read less
Estimate:<br/>$ 50,000 - $ 60,000 <br/><br/>OFFERED WITHOUT...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$ 50,000 - $ 60,000 <br/><br/>OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE<br/><br/>The Mercedes-Benz two-passenger open roadsters have become one of the world s most desirable and popular cars. With production numbers for the 250SL being listed as only 5,196 units made from late 1966 thru early 1968, these are among the most uncommon of the series of the model 230 thru 280SL Pagoda cars produced.
This good-looking example is presented in a rich maroon metallic tone with cream leather interior and a black convertible top. It also includes the removable hardtop, while the black Haartz cloth top is reported to be like-new. Showing only 12,065 miles on the odometer with an exempt title, it features a nice dash pad, CD player, very clear gauges and an overall tidy interior. The body is in overall great shape, being very straight and exhibiting good panel fit. The chrome is also said to be good and the trim is free of scratches or pitting. The engine bay is not highly-detailed, but certainly passes for good driver-quality status. The Nardi steering wheel is an aftermarket piece of quality, and the Mercedes-Benz is fitted with whitewall radial tires. The original AM/FM radio and tool roll are included in the sale of this fine German masterwork.Read less
Estimate:<br/>$ 75,000 - $ 85,000 <br/><br/>The all-new front fascia of...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$ 75,000 - $ 85,000 <br/><br/>The all-new front fascia of the 1939 Buick lineup was the final stepping-stone, and a big one, uniting the automotive fashions of the 1930s and the 1940s. It was the last year for externally mounted headlights, and even these started to look like they were beginning to melt into the fenders. The grille was also no longer reserved for the radiator as it too was stretching horizontally out over the fenders in what is probably the most organic and seamless looking grille in Buick history. The 1939 Buick is unmistakable and has proven timelessly attractive.
The Buick Special Convertible Coupe offered here is one of a reported 4,569 originally produced and is likely one of the finest surviving examples as it is an exceptional car in beautiful overall show condition. Presented in the factory color of Lassen Green, this beautiful Buick also has a tan soft-top and red leather interior. This model of car was powered from the manufacturer by a 248-cid, 107-hp inline Dynaflash eight-cylinder engine. The transmission is a three-speed manual.
This particular Buick is reported as a California car that was known about Sacramento and San Francisco during its earlier years. The car was restored to its current condition in 2013. The current owner recalls the engine had been replaced with a 1951-spec engine, so he found a proper 1939 engine and had it rebuilt by an Orlando-based craftsman for installation. The bodywork and subsequent paint was executed was completed by a nearly 20-year employee of a respected Wauchula restoration shop with a history of top-flight presentations. All systems are said to work properly, barring the trip odometer. The speedometer and main odometer are in working order, while the dash was completely woodgrained by a well-known expert in Winter Haven, Florida. The front floor mats and hogs hair carpet are sourced from the restoration facility of the late Lewis Jenkins in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, as is the trunk interior upholstery. The interior was completed by Hoyt's Auto Upholstery in Sarasota; another shop with a well-known reputation for antique and classic work in Florida. Hoyt's also did the top from scraps, patterns, factory and collector photos.
The Buick Special in 1939 was synonymous with the Series 40. This particular car is well-appointed with factory folding opera seats that fold down transversely and provide under-the-top coverage for two additional passengers. This Buick also has a radio, optional rear fender skirts (see the eighth photo in the array above), fender-mounted parking lights, chrome exhaust tip, deluxe cabin heater, Unity foglights, factory steel wheels that are color-matched to the body and are fit with hubcaps and trim rings, wide whitewall tires and the jack is in the finished trunk area. Attached badging at the front of the car shows that this fine machine received an AACA National Senior First Prize in 2013, and 2014 saw the Buick Convertible Coupe win an AACA Grand National First Prize.
Of course, the open models were the most sought after and gathered additional publicity in period as a Buick Roadmaster convertible became the official pace car for the 1939 Indianapolis 500. The heightened awareness of Buicks superior styling and its reputation for building solid automobiles pushed Buick's sales past the 200,000 mark, while securing the company's position as the fourth largest car manufacturer in North America.Read less
Estimate:<br/>$ 62,000 - $ 68,000 <br/><br/>In May 1950, to keep pace...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$ 62,000 - $ 68,000 <br/><br/>In May 1950, to keep pace with competitors new developments, Ford introduced a revised model of their station wagon. The second seat could now be folded flat for load space, although the third seat still had to be removed. The side windows were changed so that only the forward pane slid open, and a steel stamping replaced the wood tailgate. The side panels were now also steel and featured Di-Noc imitation woodgrain. Although the name did not appear on the cars, the new Ford wagons received the new name of Country Squire.
This early 1950 Station Wagon, formerly of the famed Art Astor Collection, was built prior to the Country Squire introduction, and as such, it has the wood tailgate, mahogany side panels, and three-pane sliding rear windows. It has had received some cosmetic restoration, which exhibits overspray on the underbody, but the overall effect is pleasing. It is equipped with a radio, heater, electric clock, windshield washers, and a high-mounted door-post spotlight. The paint is the original Hawthorne Green.
According to Mr. Astor, its first owner was actor Jon Hurricane Hall, who got his nickname from his starring role in the 1937 film "The Hurricane." After a successful movie career, he was one of the first actors to switch to the new medium of television, where he was quite popular with the younger set as Ramar of the Jungle. He reportedly used the car in his orchards, although this is not documented.
The engine compartment is nicely detailed, powered by a 239.4-cid, 100-hp L-head V-8 engine with dual exhaust, and the car received new, correct cloth wiring recently. However, the removable third seat is not present. Due to their greater wood content, early 1950 Ford wagons did not survive in such numbers as their Country Squire counterparts. This handsomely patinated survivor evokes the era when Hollywood evolved from film to television.Read less
Estimate:<br/>$ 55,000 - $ 65,000 <br/><br/>A Rolls-Royce is perhaps...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$ 55,000 - $ 65,000 <br/><br/>A Rolls-Royce is perhaps the ultimate gentleman s car, which may be why the marque figures so prominently in many established collections. For a socialite of this golden era, there was a no more proper automobile for arriving at special occasions during the social season.
The Silver Cloud II, while virtually unchanged in outward appearance from its immediate predecessor, is powered by an eight-cylinder vee-configured unit that measures 6.2-liters and develops 185 horsepower with cast aluminum block and heads. This new-for-1962 engine was touted as being no heavier than its straight six-cylinder predecessor, and its layout resulted in respectable power without undue stress in any speed range.
Every part of the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud, down to the smallest detail, is designed with the utmost care and assembled with the same integrity by individual master craftsmen. It was this unquestioned attention to detail, along with the many years of Rolls-Royce engineering experience, that justified the numerous claims, in period, that this represented the best car in the world. The handsome lines were deemed to be modern, yet restrained dignified, yet efficient, and most importantly, pleasing to the eye. The body was carefully insulated from the chassis, so even when motoring in excess of 100 miles per hour, there is an uncanny degree of silence within the car.Read less
The interior features wide, luxurious seating which can accommodate five to six adults, and is highlighted by gorgeous burled walnut wood trim; a hallmark of this most respected Rolls-Royce. Exclusiveness and luxury were commonplace throughout this platform. Additional features on this burgundy over black two-tone example includes tan leather hides, left-hand drive, radio with CD, air conditioning, power steering, P235 X 75R15 tires with steel rims and proper covers, plus a custom steering wheel. The car has been restored, highlighting the inherent refinements that Rolls-Royce is famous for.
Estimate:<br/>$ 40,000 - $ 50,000 <br/><br/>During the early 1950s,...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$ 40,000 - $ 50,000 <br/><br/>During the early 1950s, while the Ford models certainly sold well and provided strong value, styling was quite conservative, and the flathead V-8 reached its development peak. Clearly, a dose of innovation was in order. Following introduction of the all-new Y-Block V-8 engine for 1954, the 1955 Ford models were completely redesigned with longer, lower and wider bodies, two-tone finishes, distinctive brightwork and striking interiors. The front grille was given an updated look; the Fairlane also featured eyebrows above the headlamps and chrome side-sweep moldings. Also introduced was the Wrap-Around windshield, which offered a more modern appearance and a panoramic view.
This 1955 Fairlane Sunliner was the full-size convertible offered by Ford. This particular car is reported to be in all original condition, with only minor imperfections, such as a few scratches under the spare tire. The paint is finished in two-tone Torch Red and Snowshoe White, highlighted by chrome bumpers, moldings, fender skirts and a Continental tire kit. The interior is a matching red and white with a factory radio, clock, heater and red boot for the power convertible top. The engine is a carbureted V-8 engine backed by a Ford-O-Matic transmission, dual exhaust, whitewall tires and factory chrome wire wheel covers. The car has coil-spring independent front suspension, live rear axle and four-wheel hydraulic brakes. The undercarriage is clean and the car benefits from a ten year old restoration.
The Sunliner is reported to have been kept in a dry, heated garage. The car was purchased in 2010 and has been used in multiple high school proms and weddings.Read less
Estimate:<br/>$ 30,000 - $ 35,000 <br/><br/>OFFERED WITHOUT...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$ 30,000 - $ 35,000 <br/><br/>OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE<br/><br/>1980 saw the arrival of the Excalibur Series IV, the model of Excalibur that brought about the first real change in appearance of the marque. It was also the first Excalibur to have glass side windows and a trunk/boot integrated within the bodywork. The chassis, especially unchanged relative to the Series III s, was again stretched, this time by 13 inches. The styling had also evolved. It still undeniably evoked vintage Mercedes-Benz, but this time emulated the 500/540K series rather than the SS/SSK. This Series IV Phaeton utilizes a General Motors 305-cid V-8 engine and is also equipped with an Turbo-Hydramatic 400 automatic transmission. Although the performance continued to be decreased due to ever-increasing Federal requirements, the buying public seemed to readily accept this as they appeared more concerned with comfort and appointments than out-and-out performance dynamics. The Excalibur has four-wheel independent suspension with anti-roll bars front and rear, four-wheel disc brakes, posi-traction rear end, 30-gallon fuel tank and all-stainless dual exhaust system.
The brown with tan Excalibur Series IV Phaeton that is being offered has been with the same owner for the past 15 years. Our attending Auctions America Specialist has seen the Excalibur, and it appears to be completely original in presentation. He reports that the paint is nice, but oxidized; however, he is confident that a proper buffing would restore a nice shine to the surfaces. The seats are in good shape, with wear on the driver s bolster. The door panels are also reported to be in good shape. The exterior chrome trim elements have a good appearance, but on close inspection, there are signs of pitting. The car is thought to have had moderate usage during its time. This Excalibur is equipped with power steering, brakes, windows, seats, top and antenna; Blaupunkt CD player, air conditioning, anti-theft tilt/telescopic steering wheel, cruise control, auto delay wipers, center-mounted driving light, four horns and tan soft-top. Additional features include chrome wire wheels with stainless spokes, new whitewall tires, VDO instrumentation, dual spotlights, dual side-mounted spares, faux external exhaust and integral trunk.Read less
Estimate:<br/>$ 35,000 - $ 45,000 <br/><br/>In 1976, while the United...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$ 35,000 - $ 45,000 <br/><br/>In 1976, while the United States was celebrating its 200th birthday, it was announced that it would be the last year of production for an American made convertible. Cadillac was the only manufacturer to offer a convertible, with the Bicentennial as the most exclusive version, a limited production of only 200 units. The last 200 cars were identically finished in white, with red and blue pinstripes and white convertible top. Interiors were trimmed in white leather with red piping. The dash and carpets are finished in bright red. On the passenger side dashboard is a plaque indicating its significance as a special edition. The example offered has been sparingly and carefully used and is in exceptional condition. All examples were well-equipped with multiple power and convenience features. This sale is a rare opportunity to buy a piece of American automotive history.Read less
Estimate:<br/>$ 30,000 - $ 50,000 <br/><br/>Boasting First by Far with...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$ 30,000 - $ 50,000 <br/><br/>Boasting First by Far with a Postwar Car, Studebaker brought out the dramatic Starlight coupe for 1947, so sleek that passers-by debated which way the car was traveling. Alone among independent manufacturers, Studebaker introduced its own automatic transmission, developed in conjunction with Borg Warner, in 1950, the year the cars were facelifted with the aircraft-inspired bullet nose design. For 1951, a V-8 engine was in the offing, again a first for an independent, a sturdy overhead valve design that would remain in production for more than a decade.
This brilliant red Commander State Convertible Coupe has both the aforementioned mechanical features, along with an AM radio, heater-defroster, driver s door mirror, directional signals, backup lights and rear fender skirts. Body contours, paint and brightwork are all excellent. The top is black canvas and has a red vinyl boot. The red pleated vinyl upholstery is in very good condition, with no appreciable wear. There is matching red carpet on the floor.
The recipient of a comprehensive restoration a decade or so ago, it has been maintained in climate-controlled conditions ever since. The engine and its compartment are nicely detailed without being overdone. The car rides on BFGoodrich Silvertown wide whitewall tires.
The convertible was available only in upscale State trim. Just 3,770 were built in the 1951 model year, making it one of the rarer body styles. Eye-catching and unusual, this car is bound to please.Read less
Estimate:<br/>$ 45,000 - $ 55,000 <br/><br/>For 1939 Buick engineers...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$ 45,000 - $ 55,000 <br/><br/>For 1939 Buick engineers were aiming for better aerodynamics, not necessarily new styling. This was a big year as it stepped forward in both styling and fashion; most notable may have been the new two-piece waterfall grille with delicate vertical bars and a substantial increase in window area, improving visibility for greater safety. Changes were brought to the interior with all prominent gauges being positioned in front of the driver except for the clock on the glovebox door. A Handi-Shift column-mounted gear change lever was also a key interior upgrade. Turn signals are mounted on the shifter stalk.
The Buick Series 40 cars were also known as the Special and this car represents the (by far) lowest production body style of the Special line. Between the six different body designs of the Special line there were a total of 166,349 cars produced. The Series 41C Sport Phaeton, like this offering, was built for just 724 fortunate clients; quite uncommon by the most stringent of standards. It is readily identified by its distinctive trunk-back design.
The Sport Phaeton is powered by Buick's strong and smooth running Dynaflash straight eight-cylinder engine which is connected to a three-speed manual transmission. Looking regal in gorgeously applied Black with a leather burgundy interior, the tan cloth soft-top is in excellent condition with a glass rear window. The carpet is new, as is the floor mat in the front. The Buick has a newer wiring harness and the chrome and brightwork are also beautifully presented.
In the possession of a longtime Buick collector, this Sport Phaeton has a rich past of show success that dates to 1983 according to the information we received. In that year it earned an AACA National First Prize Senior. Forward nearly 30-years later and the accolades continued with a Gold Senior Award in 2012 at The Buick Show in North Carolina. In 2013 the AACA awarded the car a Grand National First Prize. In August 2014, it was on display at the Milwaukee Masterpiece Car Show in Wisconsin and garnered the Auto Chic Award which is a combination of vehicle presentation, owner's period-correct apparel and accompanied by a verbal presentation of that era.
This is a great car to take out on the road and experience its comfort, convenience and spaciousness in a package that exudes good taste.Read less
Estimate:<br/>$ 32,000 - $ 38,000 <br/><br/>The musclecar may have...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$ 32,000 - $ 38,000 <br/><br/>The musclecar may have reached its peak in the late-1960s, but the idea had been planted decades earlier, the exact date depending upon what company you believe was the first to put a powerful upmarket engine into its mid-sized product, resulting in astonishing speed. General Motors was certainly one of the innovators, and a landmark in the race towards cubic inches and big horsepower was Oldsmobile s 1949 introduction of the Rocket V-8.
The new-for-1949 Series 88 turned out to be a big hit. In its second year, the 88 continued to be one of the hottest performers available right off of the showroom floor. In 1950, this particular club sedan body style sold 31,093 units alone. Oldsmobile produced seven different types of 88 in the 1950 model year, with the four-door sedan representing the largest volume with 141,111 built.
This 1950 model, a Deluxe Club Sedan, has received mild custom work that includes a later model, underdash-mounted air conditioning unit and also the addition of rack-and-pinion steering. The D that is in evidence as the last digit the car s Style No. on the cowl-mounted data plate shows that this is a Deluxe model per sources. The Oldsmobile is equipped with the optional Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, an exterior windshield visor, dual mirrors, fender skirts, pushbutton AM radio, red steel wheels, deluxe hubcaps, 225/70R15 whitewall tires and deluxe steering wheel with horn ring. The car displays an AACA badge on its front bumper, but the details of its AACA background are unknown. The car presents very well in its maroon-tone with nicely presented tan interior. One of the rather popular 1950 body styles, this Deluxe Club Sedan is handsome, powerful and pleasing to drive. Distinctive brightwork, badging and trim elements complete a wonderful image of 1950s American motoring.Read less
Estimate:<br/>$ 25,000 - $ 35,000 <br/><br/>Wealthy industrialist Henry...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$ 25,000 - $ 35,000 <br/><br/>Wealthy industrialist Henry J. Kaiser partnered with auto industry veteran Joseph Frazer to build new automobiles for the post-World War II American market. The first cars bearing their names appeared as 1947 models.
Stylishly modern, the 1951 Kaiser was designed with input from famed independent designer Howard Dutch Darrin and future Studebaker chief stylist Duncan McRae. Carleton B. Spencer, who d selected and coordinated the exterior colors and interior trim for Kaisers from the beginning, developed the 1953 Kaiser Dragon. The trend-setting car would be his masterpiece. The 1953 Dragon was the first production car to sport gold-plated ornamentation.
Beginning in 1951, Kaiser offered a number of exotic trim packages for their cars by the name Dragon. After a year without the Dragon name in the lineup; the 1953 Kaiser Dragon was introduced on Oct. 31, 1952. This time, the Dragon was offered as a separate model, instead of simply a trim option. These cars were upscale, many at the time thought they may be looking at a new Packard or Cadillac due to lovely styling and many high-end standard features being offered.
In period, the Kaiser Dragon was at times referred to as the Golden Dragon due to all 1953 Dragons having 14-carat gold-plated trim elements that include hood ornament, hood and fender nameplates, plus select interior components that included a nameplate on the glovebox door that was personalized with the owner s name.
Features unique to the Dragon model included a Bambu vinyl-covered top (resembling bamboo), special exterior trim and a two-tone vinyl-and-cloth custom interior. Extra sound insulation gave it the quiet ride of a true luxury car which it was, as it cost $3,924, more when new than a 1953 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan which checked in at $3,666. Topping the Kaiser line for 1953, the Dragon included virtually every available factory option as standard equipment. The total price for these Group 100 options package if ordered separately on any of the other Kaiser models would cost $1,273.98.
The Dragon is powered by a 226.2-cid, 118-hp inline six-cylinder engine built for the automaker by Continental Motors. This unit is mated to a GM-sourced Hydra-Matic automatic transmission. Offered only as a four-door sedan; equipment features include electric clock, heater, defroster, door lock shields, E-Z Eye tinted glass, AM pushbutton radio with rear speaker, padding in the glovebox and windshield washer. Its standard Kaiser 15-inch wheels sported full covers and wide whitewall tires. This Dragon is additionally equipped with power steering (a new Kaiser option for 1953), dual foglamps and spotlights. Like other 1953 Kaisers, this prestige model retained the 1951 design s pop-out safety windshield and padded instrument panel.
After receiving a frame-on restoration, this specific example was kept in a private museum. Its beautiful paint is blemish-free and the chrome is near perfect—as is the interior. Four two-tone exterior color schemes were offered for the 1953 Dragon. Among them was the Jade Green with white vinyl top combination seen on the offered car. The wide whitewall tires are 7.10 x 15 BFGoodrich Silvertowns. This Dragon s interior was trimmed in ivory Bambu vinyl and green Laguna patterned cloth.
Ionia Manufacturing Co. handled the final assembly and trim work for the Dragons. The firm, which specialized in short-run special builds for auto manufacturers, had a very busy year in 1953. Even as they turned out Dragons for Kaiser, they also completed Caribbean convertibles for Packard, built the last wood bodies for Buick station wagons, and provided fiberglass hoods for the second-series Nash-Healey—among other projects. Before the year was concluded, Ionia Manufacturing became a subsidiary of the Mitchell-Bentley Corporation.
The 1953 Dragons were the most richly appointed of all Kaisers. With their bright colors, high-fashion interiors and special accents, they are highly sought by Kaiser collectors and aficionados of 1950s car design. By its serial number, this Dragon is number 1,236 of the 1,277 similar cars produced by Kaiser for 1953. This Kaiser was for many years part of the now-dispersed Mitchell Corporation Automobile Museum collection in Owosso, Michigan.
The 1953 Dragons is a rare, intriguing and historically significant automobile that shows exceptionally well. It is sure to attract plenty of appreciative attention whenever and wherever it is driven or exhibited.Read less
Estimate:<br/>$ 25,000 - $ 35,000 <br/><br/>OFFERED WITHOUT...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$ 25,000 - $ 35,000 <br/><br/>OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE<br/><br/>Having spent his youth primarily on Long Island and having been influenced by the marine atmosphere, it was inevitable for E.T. Bob Gregorie to fall in love with ships and spend his professional apprenticeship as a young man with well-known ship design firms in New York City. His exacting discipline would serve him well as he transitioned to automobile design and would be well-remembered for being largely responsible for the modern, yet practical lines of the Ford from 1935 to 1948.
Henry and Clara Ford s only child, son Edsel, had grown up being groomed to one day take over the Ford Motor Company and along the way he was drawn to modern, stylish design in a variety of disciplines and eventually would become president of the Detroit Arts Commission. The automotive genre is where his ideas flourished to the benefit of Lincoln, the buying public, and admirers of classic automotive design worldwide.
Edsel Ford s vision of modern design, which had early-on taken form with the elegant, custom-bodied Lincoln, began to flower in 1936 with the development of the boldly streamlined Lincoln-Zephyr. Two years later, this platform would provide Ford and Gregorie with the basis for one of the most venerated designs of the 20th Century: the Lincoln Continental. Artfully blending the radical shape of the Lincoln-Zephyr with Edsel Ford s vision of a "continental" automobile, Gregorie and his talented design staff produced the stunning lines of what was to become the 1940 Lincoln Continental.
Introduced in the fall of 1939, the Continental was a critical success largely due to its classic, yet modern body contours. Its acceptance by design aficionados and a select consumer audience was universal. In 1951, it was selected by the Museum of Modern Art as one of the eight best pre-war automotive designs.
Gregorie, with characteristic modesty, attributed the design of the Continental to Edsel Ford s inherent good taste and critical eye. "He was," said Gregorie, "a generous and perceptive mentor who closely followed the development of his dream car." But much of the credit for the Lincoln Continental s design must go to Bob Gregorie whose masterly implementation of his mentor s suggestions produced an enduring triumph of modern automotive design.
It was introduced in 1940 as an exclusive, luxurious, handcrafted automobile for Lincoln s prominent customers. By 1941, the big Model K Lincoln had been discontinued and the Zephyr was the Lincoln. For 1942, the modernist style dictated a more massive front end, which was applied to all Lincolns, the Continental included, albeit with a delicate horizontal bar grille, which was a feature unique to 1942. When production resumed at war s end, the Lincoln grille was made more massive still, leaving the 1942s as a rare tribute to pre-war modernity.
This 1942 Lincoln Continental was freshly restored and completed in 2013. The 1942 Continental came from the factory with a 306-cid V-12 engine connected to a manual transmission. The dashboard has an Art Deco-inspired design with instrumentation, clock and a radio, which is non-working in this particular car. Additional features include the bustle-back trunk, the autologically named Continental kit, fender skirts, two-tone maroon and tan interior, whitewall and factory wheel covers.
This is reported as a car that can be easily enjoyed by its next owner. Just 336 Continentals were built for 1942 before production ceased; of those, only 200 were the hardtop coupe version, such as this example. This car is an extremely nice example of that very small community that represents the very end of the pre-war era. This car presents an opportunity unlikely to be soon repeated. The 1942 Lincoln Continental is also recognized as a Full Classic by the Classic Car Club of America.Read less
Estimate:<br/>$ 25,000 - $ 30,000 <br/><br/>Select Chevrolet dealers...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$ 25,000 - $ 30,000 <br/><br/>Select Chevrolet dealers briefly offered a unique accessory during the early post-war years; it was known as the Country Club package and it was produced by Engineered Enterprises of Detroit. The $149.50 kit wrapped most of the body sides in real wood from the front fenders to the back bumper, for a woodie appearance. The wood package was designed for General Motors Chevrolet Motor Division and was initially intended for the Fleetline aerosedan, Fleetmaster town sedan, or the convertible coupe. Others found their way onto hardtop coupes.
Owners who wanted to have the look found on models such as the Ford Sportsman and pricier Chrysler Town & Country had to be definite in their choice. The dealer-installed kit required drilling a reported 72 holes into the car to fasten it securely, so simply removing the wood if you changed your mind wasn t a seriously considered option.
This attractive Oldsmobile "woodie" is reported as one-of-one known to exist. Only one is stated to have been built for, or adapted to fit this model of Oldsmobile. This two-door model in the Series 66 (also known as Special) configuration was called a Club Sedan in factory literature of the period. With this wood kit installed, it has been referred to as a Country Club Sedan with the beautiful wood panels adding the smooth effect of long lines to an already sleek exterior. Distinctive bright trim elements and rear fender skirts only enhance the effect. This pleasing design was also noted for its roominess and comfort.
This car benefited from a frame-on restoration in 2008. All gauges work properly as does the original radio and heater. The chrome is in near perfect condition, except for some wear on the exterior door handles. The interior is new as is the carpet. The car runs smoothly with its 238-cid, 100-hp inline six-cylinder engine, while the Hydra-Matic transmission shifts with ease. Additional features include hood ornament, pushbutton AM radio, driver s side mirror and heater. This delightful and unique Oldsmobile is ready to go with confidence and appeal.Read less
Estimate:<br/>$ 25,000 - $ 35,000 <br/><br/>With a body by Beck, this...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$ 25,000 - $ 35,000 <br/><br/>With a body by Beck, this Porsche Speedster replica is presented in white with a blue leather interior and has many similar visual characteristics of the real deal without the same level of investment required as when pursuing one of the originals. The car was a ground-up fresh build, and it runs with a CB Performance engine with 125 horsepower, twin Weber carburetors and is paired to a four-speed manual transmission.Read less
Along with chrome wheels with a matching spare; the Porsche look-a-like has a tonneau cover with side windows, front disc brakes, dual rear view mirrors, foglights, mesh-covered headlights, radio, toolkit and Speedster badging.
Estimate:<br/>$ 40,000 - $ 50,000 <br/><br/>The Chevy II, born as...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$ 40,000 - $ 50,000 <br/><br/>The Chevy II, born as economical car with either a four- or six-cylinder engine, was first offered for the 1962 model year. As the Chevy II developed, horsepower ratings increased, and styling changes were made each year. In 1966 the Chevy II/Nova was restyled in keeping with the bigger Chevrolet designs and Super Sport trim as well as V-8 engines were readily available.
This is reported as a truly great car that has been owned since 1974 by the gentleman offering the car. He is now ready to part with so someone else can enjoy it as thoroughly as he has. It is an accurate representation of how the musclecars of the 1960s and 70s were set up and built.
The car is primarily stock, with all of the speed options offered at that time. The car was built in the third week of May 1966 at the Willow Run, Michigan facility. The various codes correspond with the presentation in that Code Y equals the Lemonwood Yellow paint, E equals Black interior, 18 - Chevy II Nova SS, 765 Black bucket seats, L four-speed manual; transmission, W A02 tinted windshield and more. Among these are additional dealer or factory installed options includes seat belts and 4.10:1 gear ratio.
It is disclosed that this car has had its 327-cid V-8 engine block was changed out in the early 1970s when the original was damaged. It is reported to have been replaced with the same specification block that had a build date of C286 (March 28, 1966) which is one month before the dates of the original factory heads (D286 and D296). It is still mainly stock, retaining the original M21 close ratio transmission, 12-bolt rear end, intake and dual snorkel air cleaner, seats, console, dash pad and all sheetmetal, except for the hood. The glass is also original, with the exception being the windshield.
The car was transformed into the street racer that it is today with fenderwell headers, and three-inch free-flowing mufflers, Lakewood traction bars, Stewart-Warner tachometer and gauges, Hurst shifter, air shocks, roll control and American Racing mag-style wheels. In the 1980s, an electronic ignition was installed.
The owner reports that this is not a do not drive show car, but is built to be driven and enjoyed. With that said, it has been sparingly driven over the years and has been garaged when not in use since the 1970s. The engine was refreshed less than 1,000-miles ago with the full stock specifications applied, plus balance, blueprinting and a new clutch.Read less
Estimate:<br/>$ 65,000 - $ 70,000 <br/><br/>This steel-bodied Ford has...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$ 65,000 - $ 70,000 <br/><br/>This steel-bodied Ford has a Fatman frame and suspension. It features a 327-cid Chevrolet engine with three two-barrel carburetors and finned valve covers, all connected to an automatic transmission and a nine-inch Ford rear end. On the neat and clean interior is a burl wood grain dashboard, Banjo steering wheel, Vintage air conditioning, power windows, electric cowl vent, Classic Instruments Hot Rod series five gauge set, Jet Hot intake, power disc brakes, bench seat, chrome steering column and an AM/FM/CD stereo. Polished wheels with staggered-size blackwall tires give the Ford just the proper stance. The custom coupe is presented in a very clean manner that is reminiscent of how it may have been built in the golden age of rodding.Read less
Estimate:<br/>$ 70,000 - $ 90,000 <br/><br/>No single car company seems...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$ 70,000 - $ 90,000 <br/><br/>No single car company seems to draw as much attention as Ferrari. Their cars have been the desire of many, while being owned by few. With many models to choose from over the years, it is challenging for most individuals to determine their favorite. However, it seems that public perception has categorized which Ferraris are more popular than others. One such example is the Ferrari 308 GTB and GTS series. In the beginning, the 308 GTB debuted at the Paris Salon in October of 1975, bringing forth revolutionary concepts in design by none other than trusted partner Pininfarina. The car quickly gathered worldwide attention and North America embraced the fiberglass-bodied import a year later. Although a dormant American market at the time, dealers saw the eye-catching sports car as a revelation. Despite subtle handling issues that were later corrected, the car s charming good looks and new 308 engine and gearbox became an overwhelming sales success.
Scrapping the fiberglass body for steel by 1977, Ferrari debuted the 308 GTS and added more features, including a removable Targa-style roof. Such refinements only further increased its popularity and by 1980, the car became somewhat of a celebrity icon, making weekly, prime time appearances with actor Tom Selleck behind the wheel on the hit CBS television series Magnum P.I. From 1977 to 1985, the Ferrari GTB and GTS models would continue improving quality and horsepower for the American market. As a result, the transition from carburetors to fuel injection in 1980 became a key component in the horsepower/emissions race. In addition, a slight change in gear ratios improved acceleration. The new models now carried GTSi badge identification and became the ultimate in the series, as they were smoother, more nimble and more luxurious than ever before. This 1981 example runs with the transverse- and mid-mounted 2,927-cc, 205-hp V-8 engine with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection and is matched to a smooth-shifting five-speed gearbox.
The example presented here is finished in a handsome shade of gray metallic and is richly complemented by a bright red leather interior. Lovingly maintained since new by only two owners, it has been sparingly used by both during its 34 years of operation. The owner reports that the 308 GTSi has received a new belt service and is accompanied by a selection of service records. Among the equipment on this Ferrari is air conditioning, power windows, rack-pinion steering, ventilated four-wheel disc brakes, cast alloy light factory five-spoke wheels and complete Veglia instrumentation. The books for the car are in the Ferrari leather binder and the mostly complete toolkit is also in the Ferrari leather roll with straps. The cover for the removable targa roof section is also onboard.
Ferrari produced 1,743 308 GTSi examples from 1980 through 1982; this represents a splendid example of the marque. As with all types of the brand, this Ferrari will certainly be an enjoyable addition to any garage.Read less
Estimate:<br/>$ 90,000 - $110,000 <br/><br/>Carroll Shelby, the...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$ 90,000 - $110,000 <br/><br/>Carroll Shelby, the independently-minded Texan who built and sold the legendary 289 Cobra and was responsible for some of Ford s greatest sports car racing victories and an FIA World Sportscar Championship, also applied his touch to Ford s hot new Mustang a vehicle that he initially disparaged as a mere secretary s car . However, the resultant GT 350 was a thinly disguised racecar that proved quite successful in competition, but offered few creature comforts. It soon became apparent that these street cars needed to be more user friendly, and so for 1966, a host of revisions softened its hard nature. Despite calls for added comfort, the Shelby platform still had to remain fast. So, as the new 1967 Mustang body shell had been designed to accept Ford s 390 cubic inch big-block engine, Carroll Shelby predictably shoehorned the Interceptor 428 into the pony car s engine bay. Conservatively rated at 355 horsepower, output was closer to 400 with 420 pound-feet of tire-scorching torque. The engine in this Shelby is mated to the desirable and strong Ford Top-Loader four-speed manual transmission that allows the driver to extract the absolute maximum performance from this formidable powerplant.
Although this powerplant was very similar to Ford s standard offerings and would continue to power the GT 500 through 1970, stylists ensured that the cars retained their unique Shelby identities. For 1969, they received a longer front end, unique grille, revised taillight treatment, and an aggressive hood with five NACA-style scoops, three for air inlet and the other two for air exit. Inside, a rollbar, racing harness, and special trim added additional performance-oriented character. This exciting Shelby represents one of 1,536 Fastback (now officially known in press releases as the SportsRoof) GT 500s produced for 1969. It is reported to be one of 210 Shelby GT 500 Fastbacks in this color during this model year.
According to the Shelby American World Registry, this 1969 GT 500 had a Bill of Lading dated February 10, 1969 from E&L Transport Co. that identified this car as one of eight Shelbys shipped to the Ionia, Michigan rail ramp. It was shipped to Johnny Bolton Ford, Inc. in Maitland, Florida on February 24, 1969. A memo from A.O. Smith dated February 11, 1969 described the repair of the bottom of the left rear fender. It was invoiced on February 28 with an Manufacturer s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $5,107.80 with a dealer cost of $4,307.77. Further documents reviewed and listed in the Shelby American World Registry show that on March 3, 1969, the right backup light was out and the mileage was registered as 8. On March 31st, there was a miss in the engine, a belt was replaced and the fluid levels were checked, still showing eight miles. On August 11, 1969 there was an oil leak and a knock in the engine, and the block, heads and lifters were replaced under factory warranty and the mileage listed at 15 miles. This new, on the lot replacement is reported to be the same engine that is still in the Shelby.
At this approximate point in time, the car was bought new by the current owner, making this a true one owner Shelby that is finally being offered after nearly 46 years of dedicated ownership. The mileage on the odometer registers approximately 63,000, and this is reported to be original by the owner.
The GT 500 is finished in Acapulco Blue with white body stripes and a white interior. This is arguably the most popular and desirable of the colors available; regardless, it looks great at rest or at speed. During the course of ownership, the car has experienced one repaint in its correct factory color, while the door jambs still have the original paint, and with this, it is stated that the Shelby and Ford tags have never been removed from this car, plus the door rubber seals are also original. The white interior is highly presentable and remains original from the seats and upholstery to the headliner and carpets, along with the dash, console and instrumentation. It features the Tilt-Away steering wheel, radio and folding rear seat.
Both the engine bay and undercarriage are very nicely presented with factory-correct finishes, hardware and components throughout. The air cleaner is original and displays the proper snorkels. Although not illustrated in the associated photos, the Shelby has been fitted with new Goodyear Polyglas GT tires that wrap the factory Shelby-unique five-spoke, mag-style wheels with aluminum centers and chromed steel rims.
In addition to its powerful Cobra Jet 428 big-block, this GT 500 also sports such desirable and noteworthy features as power steering, power brakes, a space-saver spare tire properly mounted in the trunk, plus a 1970-spec chin spoiler. Like every GT 500, it benefits from the inherent collectability and performance associated with the Shelby name itself. Being a one owner car adds even more to the list of fine attributes associated with this Shelby; it carries tremendous value in being part of this quite exclusive fraternity.Read less
Estimate:<br/>$ 85,000 - $100,000 <br/><br/>After the fourth series 356...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$ 85,000 - $100,000 <br/><br/>After the fourth series 356 model (called the C) debuted in 1964, Porsche s next model, the 911 series, was already on Ferdinand Porsche s drawing board. The new Porsche remained rear-engined with a unit-body chassis, but a smooth two-liter air-cooled flat-six replaced the four-cylinder which was mated to a four- or five-speed all-synchromesh transmission. The 911 was introduced at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September 1963, meeting all the criteria set out by Dr. Porsche. It resembled the previous model, but was more powerful, smoother, quieter and had more space for people and luggage than the 356. The 911 body was functional and breathtakingly attractive in an ageless design that has remained remarkably unchanged to this day.
The high performance 911S model appeared in 1967 as well as the attractive lightweight Fuchs five-spoke alloy wheels, such as seen on this car. In 1968 the S was joined by the more economical E and 911 T variants. In 1969 the wheelbase increased 2.24 inches to a total of just over 89 inches.
By 1972, the year of the attractive Sepia-toned example presented here, the flat-six engine displacement had been increased to 2,341-cc (2.4-liters) which produced 140-hp in the 911T version. This example also has the five-speed manual transmission. Other mechanical attributes include dry sump oiling system, four-wheel independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes on this 89.4-inch wheelbase.
Models like the 911T are seldom found in such wonderful condition. The Porsche is reported to be sparingly used and the beige interior certainly exemplifies this notion by having its original carpet and seats. A new headliner and dash were supplied by Stoddard. The car has been repainted; the body displays proper fitting of panels and the doors are said to fit and shut beautifully.
Model year 1972 is notable for Porsche in that it was known as the three-door or five-door club among enthusiasts. This comes from it being the only year that the car had an exterior door on the right rear fender flank that was access to the oil reservoir. After issues with certain customers accidently putting fuel into the oil tank, Porsche changed this design to prevent such miscues.
Among the extras on this 911T are code CO2 U.S. emissions, M400 light metal Fuchs wheels, M402 Koni shock absorbers, M404 18-mm rear anti-roll bar, M426 high gloss wheel arch trim, M568 tinted glass and M470 comfort equipment that includes velour carpets, gold Porsche nameplate and model number, aluminum door sills, 911S rubber moldings on the bumpers and below the doors, 911S instruments, rubber bumperettes, leather-wrapped steering wheel and aluminum rocker panels.
This Porsche is reported as completely documented from new, beginning with its original sale in Southern California. The car also comes with its manual, tools, spare and jack. A Certificate of Authenticity is on order and will be displayed in the photo array upon receipt.
Presented in exceptional condition and with rare S options; this car provides a Porsche enthusiast with the opportunity to acquire an early 1970s 911T suitable for shows and spirited sunny days of grand touring.Read less
Estimate:<br/>$ 90,000 - $110,000 <br/><br/>The final attempt at...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$ 90,000 - $110,000 <br/><br/>The final attempt at creating an entry level Lamborghini with a V-8 engine was the Jalpa another name given in true Lamborghini tradition, taken from a famous breed of fighting bulls, just like the Miura model name from the late 1960s. This new model was based on the original Urraco, but the Jalpa was more a successor to the Silhouette in concept with the similar open top, targa-style roof configuration of one large removable panel above the driver and passenger.
Joining the Countach in March 1981; this open coupe has been referred to as Lamborghini s practical exotic car. The Jalpa was penned by Marcello Gandini of Bertone, who designed many prior Lamborghini s. A new flying buttress roofline extension, along either side of the engine bay, created a sharp fastback profile featuring jutting air intakes and uncompromising lines to create a car that looks purposeful and intimidating.
Presented in black with a striking black leather and tan-trimmed interior; this uncommon Jalpa P350 is powered by a 3.5-liter, 255-hp V-8 engine that is mounted mid-ship and is paired with a five-speed manual transmission. This car registers in kilometers and has been sparingly used, as evidenced by its very nice presentation. Among the convenience features are air conditioning, power windows, dual sport mirrors and power-assisted four-wheel disc brakes. Factory alloy wheels have a distinct style, as does the clean rear deck of this example, as several other Jalpa s display a massive rear wing. This represents one of only 410 Jalpa examples built during its run from 1982 to 1988. A similar black Jalpa received attention and screen time in the popular Sylvester Stallone hit film Rocky IV as the title character s driver.Read less
Estimate:<br/>$100,000 - $120,000 <br/><br/>The competitive nature of...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$100,000 - $120,000 <br/><br/>The competitive nature of the Sports Car Club of America s Trans-Am series provided the stage for the introduction of the legendary Mustang Boss 302. Renowned car owner and builder Bud Moore returned to the Trans-Am factory battle in 1969 with Ford, where his drivers pushed Chevrolet s seemingly unbeatable combo of Penske-Donohue to the wire in one of the most competitive Trans-Am seasons on record. However, it would be the 1970 season before Parnelli Jones and George Follmer would lead the team to six victories and enough accumulated points to clinch the Manufacturer s Championship for Ford Motor Co. The Boss model was originally produced in 1969 and 1970, and the name wasn t used again until the 2012 and 2013 model years. In its first run it was available with a 302-cid small-block or a 429-cid big-block. In 1970 only 7,013 Boss 302 s were built.
Finishing a six-year professional rotisserie restoration in 2011, this car has been returned beautifully to factory specifications. The exterior has been painted in Calypso Coral and has the correct black swatches on the sides of the car that starts at the hood and finishes underneath the rear side marker lights. The exterior is further adorned with chrome bumpers, color-keyed racing mirrors (with driver s side remote), black front and rear spoilers and black matte shaker hood. The white deluxe interior is presented in excellent condition with front and rear contoured bucket seats. The engine and associated components are displayed very tidily. The unit is a rebuilt 302-cid V-8 engine with new pistons, solid cam, valves, rebuilt original Holley carburetor and dual exhaust to carry the harmonious sound of the engine. The butter-smooth fully synchronized transmission has been rebuilt and is said to be the original close-ratio four-speed manual transmission and is sporting the standard T-handle Hurst Shifter. This SportsRoof has been fitted with power brakes, an AM radio and Firestone Wide Oval tires on Magnum 500 chrome wheels.
The consignor reports that all components on the car are new, or have been rebuilt to factory specifications. This example is said to be one of 25 Boss 302 s to be finished in Calypso Coral with white decor bucket seats and fitted with a close-ratio four-speed manual transmission. This car has presented itself to be handsomely restored and a rare opportunity to own a majestic Mustang.Read less
Estimate:<br/>$100,000 - $125,000 <br/><br/>Ferrari s brand-new...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$100,000 - $125,000 <br/><br/>Ferrari s brand-new Testarossa, the star of the 1984 Paris Motor Show, shocked the world at its premiere. The Testarossa rivaled Lamborghini s Countach both in terms of style and performance, and it became the poster-child for a generation. It was a dramatic departure from the 512 BBi that preceded it, as its styling was angular and aggressive, yet its design was just as functional as it was attractive, helping the new machine to become a world-beating supercar.
Of course, the Testarossa not only offered a step forward in terms of styling, but Ferrari s new supercar also improved on all aspects of the outgoing Berlinetta Boxer models. The 4.9-liter, 365-hp flat 12-cylinder engine produced 40 more horsepower than that of the 512 BBi, helping the Testarossa accelerate from 0- to 60-mph in 5.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 180-mph. Its dramatic side strakes that ran along the side of the car helped to channel air into the dual rear-mounted radiators, which kept both the engine and cabin comfortable in temperature.
Ferrari s engineers also took the time to upgrade the interior of the Testarossa to make it more spacious and comfortable over the outgoing 512 BBi. The car s overall width grew by nearly half-a-foot, and the wheelbase grew by 2.5-inches, giving the Testarossa a more menacing stance on the road and also providing slightly more space for its occupants and their luggage.
This particular Testarossa was produced in 1988 and was finished in the ever-desirable color combination of red over a rich tan leather interior. The car has been very well preserved overall and remains in wonderful condition, having been sparingly driven. Also included in the sale are the car s owner s manual, tools and car cover. The last of the Enzo era Testarossa is quick and comfortable; it has air conditioning, power windows, four-wheel disc brakes, adjustable steering column and radio.
The Testarossa is without a doubt one of the most iconic cars produced in the 1980s. It embodies the sheer excess and eccentricity of the decade and is instantly recognizable to many as one of Ferrari s most dramatic creations.Read less
Estimate:<br/>$ 90,000 - $110,000 <br/><br/>The 190SL was the vision of...Read more
Estimate:<br/>$ 90,000 - $110,000 <br/><br/>The 190SL was the vision of Max Hoffman, U.S. importer for Mercedes-Benz, referred to as one of the greatest automobile salesman. Hoffman realized that Mercedes-Benz s new 300SL Gullwing would catch American buyers attention, but also that it had two drawbacks: it was a coupe and it was expensive. He knew that America was convertible country and kept pressuring the manufacturers he represented here, including Porsche and Alfa Romeo, to build simple, relatively inexpensive open models for the U.S. market.
In the spring of 1955, Mercedes-Benz was ready to introduce the second member of the SL family: the 190SL two-seat touring sports roadster. The cars would come standard with a SOHC inline four-cylinder developing approximately 100-hp. Prototypes were shown with a column gearshift and a hood scoop, but both of these features disappeared in production.
This handsome 190SL offered here profited from an older restoration finished in white with a black top and the lush red interior is a work of art, with matching box weave carpet. The inline four-cylinder engine receives its fuel from dual carburetors; it has a fully synchronized four-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension, power brakes, AM/FM radio and whitewall tires with painted center caps with the Mercedes-Benz "Star" highlighted.
This coveted car still shows nicely with a clean interior and attractive brightwork. Writing of their experiences with the 190SL, Autocar s editors remarked, It proved to be fast and tireless, exhilarating to drive, and was obviously created with long distance, comfortable travel in mind.Read less