Thursday, October 31, 2019

The Andrews Collection

Restored Shell Gas Pump $6,900
The sale of much of Paul and Chris Andrews’ classic car collection figured to be huge, and it was, with 78 vehicles and some cherished automobilia and other items selling May 6, 2016 for in excess of $53.88 million, which RM Sotheby’s claims is a record for a single-vendor automobile auction.

Paul Andrews and his son, Chris, began collecting cars around 15 years ago. The quality of the Andrews’ collection is reflected in the fact that 16 of their vehicles sold for $1 million or more.
1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupe by Bertone $1,320,000

Packard Approved Service Neon Sign $16,100

1934 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster $528,000

1930 Cadillac V-16 Convertible Sedan by Murphy $1,925,000

1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe by LeBaron $231,000

1910 Pierce-Arrow Model 48-SS Demi-Tonneau $852,500

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 'Split-Window' Coupe $253,000

1957 Chevrolet Corvette 'Fuel-Injected' $170,500

1990 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary $451,000

1931 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Coupe by LeBaron $1,320,000

1963 Ferrari 400 Superamerica LWB Coupe Aerodinamico by Pininfarina $2,860,000

1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster $1,842,500

1965 Shelby GT350 R $770,000

1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet by Pininfarina $7,645,000

1953 Cadillac Eldorado $291,500

1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz 'Raindrop' Prototype $324,500

1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible $429,000

1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Town Car by Bohman & Schwartz $3,630,000

1940 Harley-Davidson EL Knucklehead

Original paint. Arguably the finest original paint benchmark 1940 knucklehead in the world. Offered at No Reserve.

The Harley-Davidson Model EL ‘Knucklehead’ was introduced in 1936 with a 61 cu-in. (1000cc) V-twin with overhead valves and a recirculating oiling system. The ‘Knucklehead’ engine got its name from the aluminum rocker covers which gave the appearance of a fist.
This 1940 Harley-Davidson EL Knucklehead is a factory original motorcycle and very likely the best in the world.

 In 2014 it brought $159k. It will very likely break that mark.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

1990 Ferrari F40

  • Restored by specialists in Italy
  • Ferrari Classiche Certified, retains its original engine, gearbox, and bodywork
  • Autographed by Ferrari Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel

  • Ferrari built 1,315 examples from 1987 to 1992. Considered one of the greatest Ferraris of all time, the F40 is essential to any Ferrari collection.
    The car features a heavily reworked variant of the 90-degree V-8 engine equipped with twin turbochargers of 2,936 cc. Peak power was 478 bhp at 7,000 rpm. The F40 broke the 200 mph barrier, achieving a top speed of 201.4 mph.

    This example is in pristine condition throughout, its Rosso Corsa paintwork blemish-free, as is its matching Rosso interior.
    Hagerty suggests a concours example is trending around $1.8m. This example appears at RM Sotheby's.

    Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    1965 Ferrari 275 GTS by Pininfarina

    The Ferrari 275 is a series of front-engined V12-powered grand touring cars with two-seater coupé and spider bodies produced by Ferrari between 1964 and 1968. The first 275 series cars were powered by a 3.3L dual overhead camshaft Colombo 60° V12 engine producing 260–320 hp. An updated 275 GTB/4 was introduced in 1966, with a revised four overhead camshaft engine producing 300 hp. The 275 series were the first road-going Ferraris equipped with a transaxle and independent rear suspension.
    In all, 474 275 GTB/2’s were built between 1964 and 1966 in three basic series.
    This example is the 189th of 200 built and appears at RM Sotheby's Abu Dhabi

    1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS - $60k

    The Chevrolet Chevelle was produced by Chevrolet in three generations for the 1964 through 1977 model years. Part of the GMs A-Body platform, the Chevelle was one of Chevrolet's most successful nameplates. The Chevelle Super Sport, or SS, represented Chevrolet's entry into the muscle car battle.

    396/350 HP big block engine. Three year frame-off restoration. Air conditioning. Power-assisted steering and brakes.
    1967 marked the end of the first generation. The ’Coke Bottle’ design is distinctive.
    Prices in 1967 started at $2,825 for the coupe and $3,033 for the ragtop. 63,000 were built. 0-60 mph was pegged at 6.5 sec.
    This example appeared at Mecum's and made $60k.

    Monday, October 28, 2019

    1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Fastback Cobra Jet - $121k

    Very rare Super Cobra Jet Mach 1. One of 36 produced with these engine and trim options and 4.30 rear axle. Extensive nut and bolt restoration. Correct Ram Air 428 Super Cobra Jet engine. Factory Drag Pack. Close ratio 4-speed manual transmission. Power brakes with front discs. Shaker hood. Factory correct Raven Black with blackout hood treatment. Black Mach Clarion-knit/vinyl high-back bucket seats. Tinted glass, AM radio. Styled steel wheels with Goodyear Polyglas tires.
    In 1969 the Ford Mustang Mach 1 428 Cobra Jet was the star of the stable. Cheaper than a Boss 429, it was a force.
    Muscle car royalty, they aren't giving these cars away.

    A top end example will bring $100k. This Cobra Jet made $121k at Mecum's.

    Sunday, October 27, 2019

    1968 Shelby GT500KR Fastback, Convertible

    1968 Shelby GT500KR Fastback. Shelby No. 2346. 428 CI Cobra Jet V-8 engine. 4-speed manual transmission. Air conditioning. Power steering. Power brakes. Console with Stewart Warner gauges. Lucas fog lights. Magnum 500 wheels. Firestone Wide Oval tires. Raven Black paint. Black Deluxe interior. $137k.
    Shelby No. 3813. 428 CI Cobra Jet V-8 engine. 4-speed manual transmission. Factory air conditioning. Power steering. Power brakes. Holley 4-barrel carburetor. Black Deluxe interior with woodgrain trim. Console with Stewart Warner gauges. Shelby 10-spoke wheels. $209k.

    1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback - $275k

    KK no. 2365. Matching numbers 429 CI engine. 4-speed transmission. 26,453 miles. Three owner car. Drag Pack and competition suspension. Original interior. Heavily optioned.

    The Mustang Boss 429 is one of the most desirable Mustangs in existence.
    The Boss 429 was underrated at 375 hp but actually developed over 500 hp, with stock examples capable of quarter-mile times under 14 seconds.

    At $4,087, the Boss 429 was the priciest non-Shelby Mustang, with limited production of 859 units for 1969, followed by 499 more for 1970.
    This example crossed the block at Mecum's.