March 2013 Auction Round-Up

The first auction that happened in March was Bonham’s Oxford sale. Top sale went to this 1968 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Re-Creation that was converted from an original 1968 Ferrari 365GT. It sold for $382,700. A real 250 GT would’ve brought much more.

1968 Ferrari 365/250GT SWB Re-Creation photo 1968Ferrari365-250GTSWBRe-creation_zps892f9a2f.jpg

Other interesting cars included this 1975 Lotus Elan +2S 103/5 Coupe, which for $15,600, seems like a bargain for a Lotus Elan.

1975 Lotus Elan +2S 130/5 Coupe photo 1975LotusElan2S130-5Coupeacute_zps1c95708e.jpg

Our feature cars both sold. First, the 1922 Benjamin cyclecar brought $29,500. And the Charron Charronette sold for $12,150. Other cool cars included this 1927 McLaughlin-Buick Model 28.496 Master Six Tourer. It sold for $90,200.

1927 McLaughlin-Buick Model 28.496 Master Six Tourer photo 1927McLaughlin-BuickModel28496MasterSixTourer_zpsf99ec5a8.jpg

This 1989 Royale Sabre Roadster was a throwback car built in the U.K. in the early 1990s based around a late 1980s Ford. It’s definitely interesting for $5,200.

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And finally, this 1918 De Dion-Bouton Model HD 15CV 2.9-Litre Charabanc may not have been too expensive. It also wasn’t the cheapest car at the sale. But for the sheer number of doors on this thing, it qualifies as interesting. It could’ve been yours for $13,800. Click here for full results.

1918 De Dion-Bouton Model HD 15cv 2.9-Litre Charabanc photo 1918DeDionBoutonModelHD15cv29-litreCharabanc_zpse8a0c176.jpg

Next up was Gooding’s sale at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The top sale there was this 1928 Bentley 4.25-Litre Semi-Le Mans Tourer for $2,750,000.

1928 Bentley 4.25-Litre Semi-Le Mans Tourer by Vanden Plas photo 1928Bentley425-LitreSemi-LeMansTourerbyVandenPlas_zps1423d194.jpg

Among our four feature cars, only the Aston Martin Short Chassis Volante failed to sell. Of the two Duesenbergs, the Model JN brought $594,000 and the Model J brought $462,000. One interesting car was this 1938 H.R.G. Airline Coupe with coachwork by A. Crofts. It sold for $253,000.

1938 H.R.G. Airline Coupe by A. Crofts photo 1938HRGAirlineCoupebyACrofts_zpsabcd178a.jpg

The rest of our highlights are all million-dollar cars, most of them Ferraris. At the low end, a 1969 365 GTC brought $1,072,500.

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Then there was the 1966 275 GTS for $1,127,500 followed by a 1995 F50 for $1,375,000 (second below).

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1995 Ferrari F50 photo 1995FerrariF50_zps34dbfab4.jpg

Two similar million dollar Ferraris – see if you can tell the difference (for $750,000). First, a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 for $1,650,000 (first below). Then, a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose Alloy for $2,365,000. They look identical but aren’t (obviously).

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 photo 1967Ferrari275GTB-4_zpsda93c354.jpg

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose Alloy photo 1966Ferrari275GTBLongNoseAlloy_zps1e73c290.jpg

Our featured Fiat 8V Supersonic brought $1,760,000. The final million dollar car was this 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Derby Speedster with coachwork by Brewster. It brought $1,980,000. Full results can be found here.

1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Derby Speedster by Brewster photo 1929PhantomIDerbySpeedsterbyBrewster_zps2d2fc62b.jpg

Then we move on to RM Auctions’ sale also held at Amelia Island. The top sale was out featured Duesenberg SJ by Walker-LaGrande for $4,510,000. Our featured Pegaso was the only one of our feature cars that failed to sell. As is normally the case, the million-dollar club featured a few Ferraris including a 1965 275 GTB (below) for $1,375,000 and a 1952 225 Sport Tuboscocca by Vignale for $1,237,500.

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB photo 1965Ferrari275GTB_zps18261f1d.jpg

1952 Ferrari 225 Sport Tuboscocca by Vignale photo 1952Ferrari225SportTuboscoccabyVignale_zps7e6e3430.jpg

The only other million dollar cars were our featured Lozier, which more than doubled the lower end of its estimate and sold for $1,100,000. The other was this 1933 Stutz DV32 Convertible Victoria by Rollston which sold for $1,512,500.

1933 Stutz DV32 Convertible Victoria by Rollston photo 1933StutzDV32ConvertibleVictoriabyRollston_zps74d8d79f.jpg

Interesting sales were highlighted by this gorgeous 1947 Delahaye 135 MS Coupe by Langenthal that I so desperately wanted to feature but ran out of time. It sold for $330,000.

1947 Delahaye 135 MS Coupe by Langenthal photo 1947Delahaye135MSCoupebyLangenthal_zpsb3bf03f3.jpg

A couple of our older feature cars were the Derham Tourster Duesenberg for $825,000. And the beautiful Hispano-Suiza Transformable Torpedo brought $495,000. This 1929 Isotta-Fraschini Tipo 8A Convertible Sedan by Floyd-Derham sold for $473,000.

1929 Isotta-Fraschini Tipo 8A Convertible Sedan by Floyd-Derham photo 1929Isotta-FraschiniTipo8AConvertibleSedanbyFloyd-Derham_zps2c652348.jpg

The three oldest cars we featured all sold. First, the Tribelhorn Electric brought $77,000. The unrestored Locomobile sold for $176,000. And the big, brilliant Austin Touring car sold for $379,500 – shy of its estimate. There were a trio of rare Cord L-29s at this sale and these two were very interesting. First, this 1930 L-29 Sport Cabriolet by Voll & Ruhrbeck sold for $990,000.

1930 Cord L-29 Sport Cabriolet by Voll & Ruhrbeck photo 1930CordL-29SportCabrioletbyVollampRuhrbeck_zps44a629ea.jpg

Then there was this 1929 L-29 Town Car by d’Ieteren Freres that sold for $154,000. Our featured Marmon Two-Door Prototype sold for $407,000. Check out full results here.

1929 Cord L-29 Town Car by d'Ieteren Freres photo 1929CordL-29TownCarbydIeterenFreres_zps362f73c5.jpg

Now on to Osenat’s auction, where the top sale was a 1936 Cord 810 Sportsman convertible, of which there was no reasonably good picture I could snag. It sold for $129,000. Both of our feature cars sold. The Darracq-Italiana brought $32,985 while the the Voisin Flatbed Prototype sold for $23,220. The other most interesting car was another Voisin prototype, a 1956 Biscooter C31 Prototype with bodywork I haven’t seen before. It brought $25,800. Check out full results here.

1956 Voisin Biscooter C31 Prototype photo 1956VoisinBiscooterC31Prototype_zps6ec0d683.jpg

And finally, Auctions America’s Ft. Lauderdale sale. Our featured Ron Fellows Edition Corvette sold for $52,800. Our featured Baldwin Motion Phase III Corvette brought $136,400. The 1977 Panther DeVille did not sell. Top sale went to a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL that sold for $880,000, which sounds like a new high sale for Auctions America.

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Our other feature car, the Lexus LFA, sold for $319,000. Other cool cars included this 1960 Chevrolet Nomad for $26,400.

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And finally, this 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 Factory Lightweight sold for $106,700. Check out full results here.

1963 Ford Galaxie 500 Factory Lightweight photo 1963FordGalaxie500FactoryLightweight_zpsc67ba50d.jpg

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