Friday, 29 August 2014


One week to go until The Salon Privé Sale
There’s just one week to go until The Salon Privé Sale where more than 50 stunning classic vehicles representing some of the best available on the market will be on offer. We’re also delighted to be auctioning some very special charity lots raising money for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity. Read on for more details or why not browse the online catalogue here.
Bidding is available in various formats. You can bid by telephone or by leaving a commission bid with us before the sale. Online there are three platforms that you can bid through. We're pleased to announce that you can now bid online through our website via or externally via and Of course, we would love to see you at the auction itself at Salon Privé. You can register to bid here.
Viewing is available on Wednesday 3rd September from 10am until 7pm, and on Thursday 4th from 11am until the auction begins at 6pm.
But for now, here are more of the fantastic lots that will be going under the hammer.
1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback
Winner of the 'Most Elegant Design' award at Salon Privé 2013, this late D-Series Fastback was extensively restored by P&A Wood in the 1980's and was part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations at Silverstone in 2002.
In current ownership this proven motorcar has delivered more than 12,000 trouble-free continental touring miles across Ireland, France, Switzerland, Italy and Sardinia.
Low production coach built cars from discerning marques such as Bentley will doubtless never cease to hit the high notes. Don't underestimate how few opportunities may remain to contribute a D-Series Manual R-Type Continental Fastback in such resplendent order as this to your collection.
Estimate (£): 900,000 - 1,100,000
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1951 Jowett Jupiter Special by Coachcraft
The continuous line of ownership reads like a ‘boys own annual' of adventurers, engineers and an F1 World Champion. Owned by legendary racing driver John Surtees OBE from 1990-2012, this Jowett won at Goodwood in 1954. 
This Special Jupiter was ordered by a Mr Chaplin in 1950 for competition use and was displayed as a chassis at the Earls Court Motor Show. On November 9th it was delivered to HM Bentley & Partners of London as a rolling chassis for fitment of the FHC body by Coachcraft of Egham. It was equipped with the Series III engine, with race crankshaft, special 4:2 axle ratio and right hand floor mounted gear change.
Remarkably this Jowett Jupiter Special remains in the same conditions as its day in the ‘spotlight' in May 1954 and has covered only 34,000 miles in its 63 year history. Could you join the exclusive club of owners?
Estimate (£): 28,000 - 32,000
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2013 Patek Philippe & Co. 5960P-016 Gentleman’s Annual Calendar Chronograph 'Charity Lot'
This is a magnificent and very rare Patek Philippe 5960P-016 Annual Calendar Chronograph, kindly donated by Boodles, with all proceeds from the sale going to the Rainbow Trust Children's Charity.
The watch's case is made of platinum and features a black opaline dial that displays the standard hours, minutes and seconds indication alongside a reserve power indication located at 12 o'clock. The watch also features date apertures, a chronograph function and day/night indication. The case back is transparent and the strap is a fine black crocodile leather with a deployment clasp. Lastly, this piece is water resistant to 30m / 100ft.
This spectacular watch is as exclusive as it is desirable and it is one of the final pieces to be made from this production run, with a RRP of £64,150!
No Reserve
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1967 Fiat Dino Spider by Pininfarina
This beautiful 206 Dino Spider was bought new in Belgium and a letter from the factory confirms the car was built in December 1967. The UK registration certificate states this Spider has had only two former keepers since 1972. The previous owner acquired the vehicle in 1989 and had the car bare metal resprayed in its beautiful current colour combination of Azzurro Cielo with cream interior.
A full photographic record of the respray and rebuild can be found in the history file and after the work was completed, this little Spider won the prestigious UK Concours D'Elegance for the Dino Club. Purchased by the current vendor in 2003, himself a passionate collector of Italian cars, the light-weight aluminium block and gearbox have been recently rebuilt to racing specification.
This is a car that can genuinely be used for all occasions, be it races, rallies, tours or concours and the car is welcomed by event organisers and admiring crowds wherever it goes.   
Estimate (£): 60,000 - 75,000
Source: Silverstone Auctions

Thursday, 28 August 2014


Shannons Melbourne Winter Classic Auction
Auction Results
Buyers see red as records tumble at Shannons Sydney Sale
It was an extraordinary night in Sydney at Shannons Winter Classic Auction on August 25, with a rapidly growing band of Online Bidders driving feverish bidding and resulting in record prices for some lots.

The top-selling vehicle of the auction was a superb (Red) Australian-delivered and two-owner 1964 Porsche 356SC Coupe that eventually sold for $180,000 - well over its pre-auction high estimate - after a relentless duel between a telephone and a floor bidder.

The factory right hand drive Porsche had been in the hands of its current, now-elderly German engineer owner for more than 40 years and was still fresh and lightly used after an exhaustive 15-year restoration, making it probably the finest Porsche of its type available in Australia.

However even more captivating for the large floor and growing Internet audience viewing the auction was the enthralling battle for what one enthusiast referred to as a 'bag of bones' - a very rare (Red) circa-1923 Harley-Davidson Two Cam Board Track Racer.

One of the final five bikes from a private collection of more than 60 significant Harley-Davidsons auctioned by Shannons over the past year, the unrestored machine was one of the few original early Harley racers to survive in original condition and as a result, created international interest. Read More

Christophe Boribon - National Auctions Manager

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Sunday, 24 August 2014

American Auction Update - Branson Auction

1955 Ford Crown Victoria Glass Top 


Unique and incredible cars on offer at Salon Privé
The Salon Privé Sale is just around the corner where more than 50 of the finest classic cars available on the market will be going under the hammer.
Starting at 6pm on Thursday 4th September, iconic supercars, British luxury and incredible pieces of motoring history could be yours. We're also privileged to include in the sale some road going classics from one of Europe's finest collections, The ‘Stradale' Collection.
You can view the full lot list here.
Our team is here to help with any query you may have. Whether it's regarding transportation for a successful acquisition or simply a little more insight into the car's history, we're more than happy to provide assistance in securing the car of your dreams. You can register to bid in person or if you’re not attending Salon Privé you can register to bid online, via phone or by leaving a commission bid with us before the sale here.
Read on for more details of the fabulous cars on offer.
1970 Range Rover - Chassis #001
This important car was built between 24th November and 17th December 1969 before being registered on 2nd January 1970, nearly six months before the official launch date of the Range Rover.
The vehicle retains all its "matching numbers" components; chassis, engine, gearbox, and axles, as well as the original aluminium bonnet, and the original body shell. In 1997 the DVLA reissued #001 with its original registration number 'YVB 151H'.
Having enjoyed a ground up, six year restoration executed to an exceptional and unwavering standard, don’t miss your chance to own a hugely significant motorcar and a piece of motoring history.  
Estimate (£): 100,000 - 140,000
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1951 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Coupe by Pininfarina
A true one off, this bespoke Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn sporting Coupe by Pininfarina was the world’s most expensive car when built in the early 1950s and is totally unique.
Purchased by the vendor from the original owner's relatives it was treated to a careful and sympathetic restoration. Following the restoration, it was invited to the Warren Concours De Elegance in May 2014, where it was placed first in class and runner up for the entire event. The speedometer shows a believed genuine 5,179 kilometres and this Rolls-Royce would be welcome at the world's most prestigious events
We are delighted to offer this special car for public sale for the very first time in its esteemed history.
Estimate (£): 375,000 - 425,000
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1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk.II Volante
One of just 17 manual cars produced, this beautiful and rare DB6 is a sister car to Prince Charles’ famous Aston Martin.
Finished in Tourmaline Blue with completely original black leather interior, this Mk II Volante has been treasured by its five former keepers and unusually, has a detailed and documented history spanning most of its life. Very few Aston Martin's boast such exceptional provenance, exclusivity and early factory maintenance.
Silverstone Auctions are honoured to be selling such an important piece of Aston Martin history
Estimate (£): 820,000 - 920,000
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1954 Mercedes-Benz 170SD 'Fangio' Service Truck
This wonderful Mercedes truck was acquired by Fangio when he began to market Mercedes-Benz in Argentina. It was used to deliver spare parts, run errands and was even used as a support vehicle at the 1962 Swedish Grand Prix where it joined the official Mercedes-Benz team in its ‘Servicio Repuestos' livery.
The restoration of this Mercedes has been completed to an exemplary standard and it presents in fantastic overall condition. Sympathetically detailed to match the livery and colours which it sported in period, careful attention and consideration has been given, particularly to the interior to ensure the car has not been over-restored.
A charming and unusual collector's Mercedes, the history of this vehicle and its place within the career of the great Fangio and the success of one of the worlds' most revered marques is paramount.
Estimate (£): 60,000 - 85,000
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Further Entries Invited

The Imperial War Museum Duxford Auction
8th October 2014

1958 Jaguar XK150 SE 3.4 Fixed Head Coupe
Further entries are invited to join those already consigned to our auction taking place at Imperial War Museum Duxford on Wednesday 8th October.

For further information or to discuss consigning a Motor Car to this auction, contact one of our specialists on +44 (0) 1925 210035 or

Current entries include:

1958 Jaguar XK150 SE 3.4 Fixed Head Coupe (Main Image)
Entered from a Private Collection & offered without reserve

1902 Locke Puritan Runabout
Early steam car and current ownership since 1972

1930 Lagonda 2 Litre Low Chassis Tourer
Capt Ivan Forshaw's first Lagonda and present keeper since 1992

1935 Lagonda Rapier Sports
Much recent fettling by marque specialist MacDonald Racing

1938 Morgan 4/4
Coventry Climax-powered and extensively restored using a new chassis

1965 Austin A40 Farina
ex-Gabriel Konig and former Goodwood Revival entrant

1973 Ferrari Daytona Spyder Evocation
Highly authentic-looking E.G. Autokraft/Arrow car

Further Motor Cars can be viewed by clicking here.

1902 Locke Puritan Runabout          1930 Lagonda 2 Litre Low Chassis Tourer

1935 Lagonda Rapier Sports          1938 Morgan 4/4

1965 Austin A40 Farina          1973 Ferrari Daytona Spyder Evocation
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Wednesday, 20 August 2014


Visit the Gooding and Company Website
The Pebble Beach AuctionsGooding & Company’s Two-Day Pebble Beach Auctions Realizes More Than $106 Million
30 cars sell above $1 million
16 new auction records set for Ferrari, Aston Martin and Porsche marques
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Pebble Beach, Calif. (August 18, 2014) – Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for its world-class automotive auctions and record-breaking results, realized more than $106 million at its Pebble Beach Auctions over the weekend. During the two-day sale, the auction house sold 107 of 121 lots, which resulted in an 88% sale rate, with an average price of $990,699 per car and an impressive 30 cars sold for over $1 million. Auction records were broken throughout the weekend festivities, as new benchmarks in automotive excellence were set for 16 cars including a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spider, a 1955 Aston Martin DB3S and a 1956 Maserati 250F, among others.
David Gooding, President of Gooding & Company: “In addition to the many record setting prices, our auctions have become renowned as a destination. The tent was packed with enthusiasts buying and selling the best examples while luminaries including Jay Leno and Sir Stirling Moss added to the excitement.”
The top lot of the weekend overall was the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider. This Ferrari is the highly sought-after covered-headlight example. In addition to this distinction, 2903 GT is one of a limited number of SWB California Spiders factory equipped with an optional hardtop. Offered for sale for the first time in over 14 years, this stunning Ferrari sparked a round of feverous bidding that resulted in a final sale of $15,180,000, a world record for a Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider.
Overall, Ferraris did extremely well throughout the sale with exquisite entries from the marque including a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet (sold for: $5,610,000), a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose Alloy (sold for: $4,620,000), a 2001 Ferrari 333 SP (sold for: $2,365,000), a 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso (sold for: $2,365,000), a 1956 Ferrari 250 Europa GT (sold for: $2,310,000), a 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso (sold for $2,200,000) and a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet (sold for: $2,090,000).
Applause echoed throughout the auction tent during unforgettable moments: Sir Stirling Moss presenting the 1956 Maserati 250F (sold for: $4,620,000), which he triumphantly drove to victory in the 1956 Italian Grand Prix, and Jay Leno’s energetic participation in the charity sales of the 1957 Buick Caballero Estate Wagon (sold for: $280,000) and the 2014 BMW i8 (sold for: $825,000).
Demand for elite marques on the uptick included a 1958 BMW 507 Series II (sold for $1,925,000), a 1963 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 (sold for $517,000), a 1967 Toyota 2000 GT (sold for $1,155,000) and a 1967 Mazda Cosmo 110 Sport (sold for $264,000

Auctioneer Charlie Ross: “What a sale!...30 cars sold in excess of $1 million and several world auction records–including the magnificent California Spider which, after a round of spirited bidding topped $15 million dollars.”
Lots over $1 million from the weekend
Lot 18, 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider, sold for $15,180,000
Lot 133, 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet, sold for $5,610,000
Lot 32, 1955 Aston Martin DB3S, sold for $5,500,000
Lot 113, 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose Alloy, sold for $4,620,000
Lot 115, 1956 Maserati 250F, sold for $4,620,000
Lot 144, 1939 Alfa Romeo Tipo 256 Cabriolet Sportivo, sold for $4,000,000
Lot 139, 1967 Ford GT40 Mk 1, sold for $3,520,000
Lot 131, 1927 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix, sold for $2,970,000
Lot 58, 2001 Ferrari 333 SP, sold for $2,365,000
Lot 60, 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, sold for $2,365,000
Lot 26, 1956 Ferrari 250 Europa GT, sold for $2,310,000
Lot 141, 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, sold for $2,200,000
Lot 62, 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet, sold for $ 2,090,000
Lot 49, 1948 Tucker 48, sold for $2,035,000
Lot 38, 1958 BMW 507, sold for $1,925,000
Lot 11, 1974 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopo, sold for $1,870,000
Lot 13, 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, sold for $1,705,000
Lot 147, 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, sold for $1,512,500
Lot 35, Porsche 959 KOMFORT, sold for $1,485,000

 Lot 130, 1964 Aston Martin DB5, sold for $1,485,000
Lot 110, 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America, sold for $1,347,500
Lot 24, 1990 Ferrari F40, sold for $1,320,000
Lot 138, 1936 Auburn 852 SC Boattail Speedster, sold for $1,210,000
Lot 36, 1967 Toyota 2000 GT, sold for $1,155,000
Lot 148, 1967 Brabham-Repco BT24, sold for $1,050,000
Lot 152, 1992 AAR/Toyota Eagle Mk III GTP, sold for $1,045,000
Lot 20, 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ, sold for $1,023,000
Lot 51, 1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Drop Head Coupe, sold for $1,012,000
Lot 59, 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Coupe, sold for $ 1,012,000
Lot 30, Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RS, sold for $1,001,000
Auctions of automotive excellence will continue at Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale Auctions on January 16 and 17, 2015



Sold for $38,115,000

Sold for $3,850,000

Bonhams' highly anticipated Quail Lodge auction saw many world records set for Maserati, Mini, Napier, Rolls-Royce, Speedwell and, most famously, Ferrari.

With 117 cars on offer and a 92% sell-through rate, the two-day auction, which many were dubbing the "sale of the year", brought a total sales figure of $108,000,000 (£64,578,327 or €80,628,104).

After Thursday night's exciting, record-making sale of the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, which made history when it achieved over $38-million, making it the most valuable car to ever be sold at auction, Bonhams went on to set several more records.

For a complete list of sales results, visit

1973 FERRARI 365GTS/4
  Sold for $2,640,000


Sold for $814,000

1958 FERRARI 250 GT
Sold for $6,820,000

Sold for $1,815,000

Sold for $1,017,500

Sold for $935,000

Sold for $1,485,000

Sold for $891,000

Sold for $869,000

1991 FERRARI F40
Sold for $1,430,000

1971 FERRARI 365GTB/4
Sold for $946,000

Sold for $181,500

Saturday, 16 August 2014


Once again, the Eifel Mountains and the Nürburgring hosted the long-established Nürburgring Oldtimer Grand Prix, and Coys traditional auction on the Saturday afternoon delivered yet another multi-million Euro Coys auction, one of two held within the space of one month.

Some highlights of the sale are featured below. 
1963 Porsche 356 B 1600
1970 Porsche 911 S/T
Ex Walter Röhrl. 6th 911 S/T produced
1976 Porsche 911 / G Carrera RS 2.7
One of 113 cars made                      
 1971 Maserati Indy 4200
Source: Coys Auctions 2014