This 1967 Galaxie XL500 Convertible was purchased as a restoration project. My health issues and now my age have interfered with my ability to complete it. I have many pictures of before and after that I would be willing to email if interested. The frame was removed, sand blasted and epoxy painted. Body was blasted and panels that were in bad condition were replaced. Body is now in primer. Engine is 390 V8, 4 Barrel. The engine was sent to an automotive machine shop where the block was bored .030 over new pistons, rings and all new bearings. The heads were reworked and valve seats hardened to burn unleaded fuel. Crank shaft turned and new cam shaft, C-4 Transmission completely rebuilt. Many new parts purchased: brake master cylinder, brake wheel cylinder, new radiator,new fuel tank and new dash pad. Car needs new top, interior reupholstered and new tires. I purchased a 1967 hardtop for parts that goes with this purchase. It has a 360 V8 automatic, extra doors, hood and fenders. Engine stand and hoist goes with this purchase. I have most receipts and have invested $20,000. I am asking $13,500 or will consider any reasonable offer. I will trade for a driver Ford Fusion, Focus, Mustang, or utility tractor of equal value. I have an arc welder and a Miller commercial wire welder I am willing to sell with this car if interested.
My 2014 Corvette 2LT, Z51 coupe with 6 speed paddle shift auto transmission is in phenomenal condition. With RWD Direct Injection transmission. Includes 4yr/ 50k mile Bumper-to-Bumper and 5yr/ 100k mile Power Train WARRANTY. Always regularly maintained at dealer. Laguna Blue Tintcoat exterior is perfect, as is the Titanium leather interior. Original Non Smoking Owner; Never involved in any accident. It has chrome wheels 19" front and 20" rear tires and performance. The vehicle runs just like it was new. Everything works perfectly. Includes BOSE premium sound system, CD/, XM Sirius Radio ready, OnStar ready, and Universal Home Remote. Runs, drives, and handles phenomenally. This Corvette is a thrill-to-drive!. Don t miss your chance to own this amazing driving machine and be confident in knowing you made a good choice. Motivated seller, call today for more details
Excellent condition MINI Cooper John Cooper Works GP! Comes in beautiful Black exterior, complimented by a near perfect Black interior. Option include: Cold Weather Pkg, Hill Start Assist Control, Traction Control, Dynamic Stability Control, ABS (4-Wheel), Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Cruise Control, Power Steering, Tilt & Telescoping Wheel, AM/FM Stereo, MP3 (Single Disc), harman/kardon Sound, Sirius Satellite, Bluetooth Wireless, Dual Air Bags, Side Air Bags, Head Curtain Air Bags, Heated Seats, Panorama Roof, Fog Lights and Premium Wheels. All scheduled maintenance including All New Brake Job and New Tires, Always garaged. Looks & drives great. Mostly highway miles. Never seen snow. New tires. Very clean interior. Well maintained. Don't miss your chance to own this amazing vehicle...Private seller ready to sell TODAY!!!
This Camaro is equipped with a 3.6L V6 engine with 312 horsepower and 6 speed automatic transmission. Woman owned and kept in a garage year round. Original floor mats included, not used. One owner. Non-smoker. Always garaged. RS trim with heads-up display, Boston sound system and automatic sunroof. All scheduled maintenance performed at the dealer. No accidents. Terrific looking car and very fun to drive! Snow tires included. The car will be sold as-is, where-is, with no guarantee or return privilege. Please call or text any questions to 260-445-2746.
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys Fort Lauderdale event, 29 - 30 March 2019. Estimate:$25,000 - $35,000 390 hp, 427 cu. in. V-8 engineFour-speed manual transmissionPresented in Safari Yellow with black vinyl interiorAM/FM radioPower brakesCheck back soon for complete catalogue description. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/fl19.
The last of the '67 Ford Shelby GT500 EXP notchback coupes known as "Little Red" is set for restoration
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys Fort Lauderdale event, 29 - 30 March 2019. Estimate:$35,000 - $45,000 Owner reports it to be an all-original steel truck, no fillerViper Red with a tan ostrich leather interior360 hp ZZ4 350 cu. in. V-8 engine; Muncie four-speed manual transmissionNew Mustang II front end with a four-link in the rear20-inch low profile tiresCustom cherry wood bedOwner reports its been driven sparingly since completionCheck back soon for complete catalogue description. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/fl19.
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys Amelia Island event, 8 - 9 March 2019. Estimate:$60,000 - $70,000 Presented in factory-original British Racing Green over blackBeautifully restored Big Healey Accompanied by British Motor Industry Heritage Trust (BMIHT) CertificateThe best known of the big Healey models, the Austin-Healey 3000 was built from 1959 to 1967. The car s body was made by Jensen Motors, and the vehicles were assembled at the BMC Abingdon Works. Still used in competition by enthusiasts today, the 3000 s extensive competition history saw it race at most major racing circuits around the world, including Sebring, Le Mans, and even Mount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst, Australia. The 3000 Mark III was launched in October 1963 and remained in production until the end of 1967 when the company merged with British Leyland. Classified as the BJ8, the new model was the most powerful and luxurious of the big Healeys, with a walnut-veneer dash, wind-up windows, and a powerful 150-hp engine. Improvements to the engine included a new camshaft and valve springs, and twin SU 2-in. HD8 carburetors, together with a new design of exhaust system. Additionally, servo-assisted brakes were now fitted as standard. Offered here is a nicely presented rust-free example that has been restored to original condition, including body and mechanicals. Repainted in the original British Racing Green over black, the 3000 also boasts excellent 60-spoke knock-off wheels, and the original burl wood dash. The rebuilt engine runs well and starts easily, and the four-speed transmission with optional overdrive shifts effortlessly. The accompanying top and tonneau cover are in excellent condition. This is clearly a fine example of the most comfortable, most weather-tight, and most luxurious of all Austin-Healeys.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/am19.
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys Fort Lauderdale event, 29 - 30 March 2019. Estimate:$100,000 - $115,000 Professional high-quality restoration recently completedFreshly rebuilt 300 hp, 371 cu. in. V-8 engine with J-2 intake and carburetorsRebuilt automatic transmissionNew white convertible top with matching bootNew chrome and stainless trimPower seat, windows, convertible top, steering and brakesDual sideview mirrors, Deluxe AM radio, clock, fender skirts, BFGoodrich wide white wall tiresCheck back soon for complete catalogue description. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/fl19.
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys Amelia Island event, 8 - 9 March 2019. Estimate:$150,000 - $175,000 Stunning retro throwback designAttractive black on black combinationAccompanied by hardtop, first aid kit, owner s manual, and tool rollLess than 13,000 original milesIn developing the Z8, BMW married form and function like never before. Power came from the concurrent M5 s 4.9-liter V-8, mated to a proper six-speed gearbox and producing 400 bhp. The design was flawless from any angle, inside and out, carried over from Henrik Fisker s Z07 concept and paying homage to the Count Albrecht Goertz-designed 507 of the 1950s with side vents, a sleek front end, and such retro touches as a banjo-type steering wheel. According to the accompanying CARFAX, the Z8 on offer today was first registered in Paradise Valley, Arizona, on 3 January 2002. The car appears to have remained with the original owner in Arizona for a decade, until it was sold to Texas in 2012. In November of that year the mileage was reported as 11,190, averaging just over 1,000 miles a year with the first owner suggesting that this Z8 was treated very much as a second car used only for special occasions.After regular maintenance inspections in Texas, the Z8 found itself moving east, as it was registered in Montana in 2015 and then on to New York. By 2017, the BMW had put on just 1,426 miles under 300 miles a year! A pre-delivery inspection was completed in November of 2018, ensuring that the Z8 was on the button and ready for a new owner. In 2003, Motor Classic Magazine selected the Z8 to be the Classic of the Future in the convertible category. Given its worldwide appeal, loyal enthusiast base, and strong value, this has certainly proven to be true. Offered today is one such fantastic BMW Z8, not only for its stunning black on black color combination, but most importantly its limited mileage and excellent original condition.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/am19.
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys Amelia Island event, 8 - 9 March 2019. Estimate:$180,000 - $220,000 Very nicely presented exampleRetains its original enginePowered by the legendary Columbo V-12One of only 505 examples produced from 1971 1972Documented by marque historian Marcel MassiniWith superb looks and a striking resemblance to its predecessor the fabulous Daytona, the 365 GTC/4 offers both exceptional comfort and stunning performance. With more cabin space due to its elongated chassis, the GTC/4 can accommodate four passengers, their luggage, and whisk them away in quintessential Italian style. Impressively outfitted with ZF power steering, power brakes, radio, and sumptuous Italian leather, the 365 GTC/4 was purpose-built to carry its passengers across the continent at speed and in complete comfort. One of only 505 examples produced from 1971 1972, this Ferrari is much rarer than both its predecessors.According to marque historian Marcel Massini, this 365 GTC/4, chassis no. 14969, was the 130th example built. It was delivered new to Bill Harrah s Modern Classic Motors in Reno, Nevada, in U.S. specification and fitted with power windows, air conditioning, and instrumentation in miles. Though originally delivered in the eye-catching Verde Medio Niyinsky, it has been repainted in its current shade of Nero. The paint remains in very good condition overall, while the interior appears to be largely original and shows a beautiful, inviting patina throughout. It wears highly attractive Cromodora wheels shod with Michelin tires and has been fitted with an aftermarket Blaupunkt stereo system. Included in the sale is its Ferrari tool kit, jack, and owner s manual.Considered by many to be the more practical iteration of the famed Ferrari Daytona, the 365 GTC/4 combines the same aggressive Ferrari styling and the iconic Colombo V-12, but with exceptional practicality. Easily capable of taking to the open road for long-distance tours at speed, this 365 GTC/4 is a wonderful and highly usable example.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/am19.
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys Fort Lauderdale event, 29 - 30 March 2019. Estimate:$55,000 - $65,000 Straight six-cylinder engine; manual transmission with overdriveRestored example, presented in stunning triple blackOriginally sold through dealer in Boston, MassachusettsInterior features woodgrain dash, adjustable steering column, and Moto-Lita steering wheelKnock-off wire wheelsAccompanied by BMIHT certificateCheck back soon for complete catalogue description. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/fl19.
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys Amelia Island event, 8 - 9 March 2019. Estimate:$60,000 - $70,000 One of less than 2,825 Mark I two-seaters builtGround-up restoration by Healey Lane RestorationsIncludes British Motor Industry Heritage Trust (BMIHT) CertificateAustin-Healey s two-seater 3000 fired up the imagination of sports car enthusiasts around the world with victories in the most punishing events of the time. This is the model that Pat Moss, sister of Sir Stirling Moss, drove to an astounding overall victory in the brutal and legendary 1960 Li ge-Rome-Li ge Rally.Likewise, the Morley brothers, Don and Earl, scored an outright victory in the 1960 Alpine Rally in a 3000. Another factory team car finished 2nd in class in the 1960 12 Hours of Sebring, where it was bested only by a Ferrari 250 GT California. This model is prized by collectors for its no-compromise two-seat design, as it lacks the family car pretenses of the concurrent four-seat model. It is also cherished for its rareness, as only 2,825 of the 13,650 total 3000 Mark I production, just 20 percent, were two-seat models.The stunning example shown here has benefitted from an exhaustive, fully documented restoration by Tom Rocke, Healey Lane Restorations of Riverside, California. The exterior was painted with two-stage urethane paint of black over ivory before being polished to a high-gloss finish. Inside, the Amblia-covered seats echo the exterior in black with ivory trim. Black wool carpets and a leather-covered dash, complete with rebuilt original gauges and a new steering wheel ensure that both driver and passenger feel as comfortable as possible. Other upgrades include a new front windscreen, new side curtains, a black English canvas soft top, and black tonneau cover. And the mechanics were not ignored either the transmission and engine were rebuilt using all-new components and finished with a stainless-steel exhaust system.Considered by many to be one of the handsomest Austin-Healeys ever built, and a pleasure to drive on the track or the open road, the 3000 Mk I BN7 has always been well regarded in enthusiast circles as an excellent motor car in every right.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/am19.
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys Fort Lauderdale event, 29 - 30 March 2019. Estimate:$40,000 - $45,000 500 cu. in. V-8 engine; automatic transmissionLess than 6,000 miles, believed to be original (title states exempt)Features a fiberglass parade bootAir conditioning; power seat, windows, antenna, convertible top, locks, steering, and brakesAccompanied by original window sticker and manualsCheck back soon for complete catalogue description. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/fl19.
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys Amelia Island event, 8 - 9 March 2019. Estimate:$250,000 - $325,000 Offered from the Leon-Hackney Collection The Car Magnificent, one of the great French Brass Era automobilesThe first French car manufacturer to offer a six-cylinder engineElaborate Victoria coachwork by one of America s finest coachbuildersFormerly owned by noted early collectors George Waterman and Burt UpjohnA prized part of the collection since 1975Offered with a historical and technical fileThe Delaunay-Belleville was one of the grand French automobiles of the Brass Era, respected throughout the world for advanced engineering such as monobloc engines with fully pressurized lubrication, driven by a pump off the crankshaft. It was considered the equal of Rolls-Royce or Panhard et Levassor, and was instantly recognizable by its round honeycomb radiator, a deliberate reminder of the boilers that the company had earlier produced. Delaunay-Belleville was also the first French manufacturer to offer a six-cylinder engine.This particular Type IA6, featuring a 2.6-liter six-cylinder engine, is one of 185 built and undoubtedly very few delivered to the U.S. It was bodied by the famed New York coachbuilders Brewster as a handsome open victoria, an ideal summer conveyance for someone s Newport cottage, with a cape top but no windows, side curtains, or doors. Indeed, the car was eventually located at Newport by the pioneering collector, George Waterman, who installed it in his famous collection in Providence, Rhode Island, likely in the 1940s.The car was acquired from Waterman in 1968 by pharmaceutical heir and respected enthusiast, Burt Upjohn of Kalamazoo, Michigan, who maintained it for several years as part of his wonderful collection, still in pristine original condition. Jay and Berta Leon acquired the Delaunay-Belleville from Mr. Upjohn in 1975, with the couple traveling to Michigan to collect this car and the 1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I also in the collection. You can be assured that . . . this is one of the most fantastic automobiles any place, Mr. Upjohn wrote the new owners. I have driven this car thousands and thousands of miles with my family, with virtually no problems. It went up and down Pike s Peak without incident. Upon the Delaunay-Belleville s arrival back home, they set about improving it with a cosmetic restoration, including new paint and upholstery, mechanical repairs, and detailing by local specialists in Texas. With the largely cosmetic restoration complete in 1983, it was exhibited at the Pebble Beach Concours d Elegance.Complete with iron tools, the Delaunay remains in lovely, well-preserved overall condition and has a very authentic appearance, with the original serial number tag and frame and engine stampings still visible, confirming that it has always been an intact and well-cared-for machine. It is a spectacular Brass Era automobile, deserving of another fine home where its superb provenance and elaborate styling will be as beloved as it has been for the last 43 years.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/am19.
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys Amelia Island event, 8 - 9 March 2019. Estimate:$100,000 - $150,000 Offered from the Leon-Hackney Collection The Birthday Present, a sentimental favorite in the collection since 1981Well-maintained older restoration, with rare artillery wheelsTwo-time winner of the Pierce-Arrow Society Vanderveer TrophyAccompanied by a thorough restoration and history fileClassic Car Club of America (CCCA) Full ClassicIn 1981, Berta Hackney achieved every woman s dreaded milestone: her 50th birthday. I had asked her what she wanted to do for her birthday, Jay Leon recalled to Beverly Rae Kimes in her 1990 book, The Classic Car, and she said she was going to cry all day, but something special to ease the pain would help. When I located this car and asked if it would do, she replied, what pain? The car was this 1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 convertible sedan, with a 125-hp inline eight-cylinder engine on a chassis with a 132-in. wheelbase, overbuilt and beautifully engineered to the Buffalo automaker s usual standards. Its history was traceable back to 1954, when it was registered in New York State by Donald and Joan Davis. In 1973, Mrs. Davis sold the Pierce to Ray and Dave Lipka, who restored it in black and silver with a red leather interior, and installed a correct 1932 engine. The Lipkas had exhibited the car at the Pierce-Arrow Society s National Meet in 1978, winning the Vanderveer Trophy for Best of Show.After Berta Leon acquired the car, she took it back to the PAS National Meet, and again won the top award, in 1981. The following year, it was shown at both the Meadowbrook and Pebble Beach Concours d Elegance. Additional restoration work followed in the late 1980s, improving the authenticity, fit, and finish, including a new interior, top, and chrome plating.In addition to its show career, the car was driven by the Leons in the 1986 Texas Bicentennial CARavan, covering about 900 reliable miles, and by Berta Leon-Hackney 20 years later in the 2006 Heart of Texas CARavan. Today it remains a well-preserved and very attractive older restoration, recording 20,547 miles. Convertible sedans are always elegant bodies, Mr. Leon noted in The Classic Car. This car particularly so. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/am19.
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys Amelia Island event, 8 - 9 March 2019. Estimate:$650,000 - $750,000 Best in Class, 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d EleganceFabulous Derham custom coachwork with many special features, including crank-operated topFormerly of the Julian Eccles and James Weston CollectionsOriginal chassis, engine, and bodywork; superb authenticitySpectacular restoration by noted specialists Stone BarnNot shown since Pebble Beach; numerous opportunities available to a new ownerA highly significant and unique Full Classic, full custom Senior PackardThe Derham Body Company of Rosemont, Pennsylvania, was among the most highly respected Classic Era American coachbuilders, noted for the breadth and depth of their skills across a wide variety of body styles and designs. They were capable of everything from formal limousines to sporting bodies, the latter certainly encompassing their Convertible Roadster, distinguished by its long hood and rear deck line and relatively small top and side windows, as well as a daringly low windshield. This style was produced on a handful of the costliest chassis during the Classic Era, including Lincoln, Duesenberg, and, of course, Packard.A handful of the Style No. 3410 Convertible Roadster by Derham survive, only two of which are on the Packard 845 chassis. The example offered here features a fascinating crank-operated top, similar to that found on the Walker-LaGrande Duesenberg convertible coupes. This is a feature not found on all Derham Convertible Roadsters, due to its prohibitive cost of $100. Additionally, it features two unique features, being the only example ordered on a Packard chassis with dual rear-mounted spares and chrome hood doors.The Derham records, held in the Classic Car Club of America Museum, record this car as having been ordered by the Packard Washington Motor Car Company of Washington, D.C., with the body alone priced a whopping $2,000. Approximately 60 pages of correspondence document it as having been delivered in Black with Ronan s Perfect Red Extra Pale window reveals, wheels, chassis, and gas tank; an interior in Blanchard & Lane Devon Grain leather; and a top and rear spare covers in waterproof black mohair. The paperwork further documents the serial numbers and fitment of the aforementioned crank-operated top, dual rear-mounted spares, and chrome hood doors.This example found a home on 28 November 1930, shortly after its delivery to Packard Washington. Its history picks up in 1954 with Anthony Fiocco of Westlake, Ohio, who appeared with the car in the 1954 Annual Review issue of The Classic Car and that year in a CCCA CARavan. Around 1960 it was acquired by famous Packard enthusiast Julian Eccles of Oregon, in whose ownership it was restored in the early 1980s and displayed at the 1982 Pebble Beach Concours d Elegance. The Convertible Roadster was offered from Eccles estate in 1987 and ultimately sold to James Weston of San Francisco, who exhibited it as a display-only entrant at Pebble Beach 1999. He retained it until his passing, and shortly after it was purchased by the current owners. They elected to have a fresh and meticulously researched restoration performed by the noted Stone Barn Automobile Restoration of Vienna, New Jersey, using the original colors and upholstery described in the detailed Derham build records. Inspection of the car revealed that it retains its original firewall data tag, as well as the original Derham body tag, under the passenger seat, and the original chassis, engine, and front axle, amazingly numbered a digit apart, confirming their originality to the car.The result has been exhibited only once since completion of the restoration, again at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d Elegance, where it was aptly awarded Best in Class in an always-competitive Packard Class for its fantastic, correct, and authentic presentation and well-documented history. It is offered here with a wealth of new opportunities available for a new owner who wishes to exhibit the car and add to its roster of trophies at any number of concours events.The possibilities are endless, just as they were on the showroom floor of Packard Washington; it is a spectacular machine.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/am19.
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys Amelia Island event, 8 - 9 March 2019. Estimate:$70,000 - $90,000 Offered from the Leon-Hackney CollectionSingle-family enthusiast ownership since 1978Veteran Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) and Pebble Beach Concours award-winnerRegularly driven since; a favorite long-distance CARavan entrantAccompanied by a copy of its build sheet and an impressive history fileFeatured in The Classic Car by Beverly Rae KimesBoasting the increased power and beautiful streamlined styling new to the 1932 Cadillac, this five-passenger coupe was originally delivered to Brooklyn, well-optioned with dual side-mounted spares with metal covers and mirrors and a Heron radiator mascot. The car remained in New York until at least 1974, then moved briefly to New Jersey. It was acquired by Jay and Berta Leon from a dealer in Houston in March 1978; photographs on file show that it was in solid and apparently original condition.Following its restoration in Viceroy Maroon and Garnet, it achieved Senior honors in the Classic Car Club of America by 1982, with badge no. 1034. It was then shown at the 1984 Pebble Beach Concours d Elegance, winning 2nd in Class. Afterward, it was fitted with a very subtle, tasteful modern air conditioning system and AM/FM/cassette stereo, and began a second career as a favorite driver for the Leons.In 1987 the Cadillac was driven from Texas to Colorado for the Rush to the Rockies CARavan, covering over 1,600 miles. This Cadillac drives beautifully, the Leons noted in their file. The V-8 engine provides enough power to easily drive 55/65 mph on the highway. In 1990 the car was featured in The Classic Car by Beverly Rae Kimes (p. 136).Now a well-preserved older restoration, still highly authentic and attractive in its appearance, the Cadillac recorded 65,247 miles at the time of cataloguing, and its build sheet confirms the presence of the original engine. Its finishes are still largely crisp and attractive, with the engine compartment being well detailed, and the dashboard gauges being clear and beautiful; the red broadcloth upholstery is tight and inviting, with only minor signs of loving use.This is a highly satisfying, once and future CARavan entrant, from a fine home of over 40 years.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/am19.
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys Fort Lauderdale event, 29 - 30 March 2019. Estimate:$20,000 - $30,000 Offered from The Youngtimer Collection5.7-liter LT1 V-8 engine; automatic transmissionSold new through Ramp Chevrolet in Port Jefferson Station, NYOdometer displays less than 14,000 milesAccompanied by window sticker, VHS, and model carIncludes press kit autographed by Zora DuntovOne of 527 Pace Cars produced for 1995Check back soon for complete catalogue description. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/fl19.
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys Amelia Island event, 8 - 9 March 2019. Estimate:$40,000 - $60,000 Offered from the Richard L. Burdick CollectionRare and prestigious British marqueIdeal for vintage touring or relaxing Sunday picnicsMontague Stanley Napier entered the automobile business in 1898. His first product was a vertical-twin engine with coil ignition, built for his friend Selwyn Francis Edge. At Edge s urging, Napier began manufacturing cars in 1900. Edge won a Gold Medal in that year s Thousand Mile Trial and formed the Motor Power Company for distribution of said automobiles. For more than a decade he was Napier s sole distributor and promoter.In 1901, Napier and Edge decided to go racing, and built a 17.1-liter, two-ton competition car, but their more successful line was in passenger cars. One of their best customers, telephone magnate Charles Jasper Glidden of Massachusetts, carried the Napier name on a series of long-distance tours, one of which became the series carrying his name.Napier achieved the distinction of producing the world s first commercially viable six-cylinder engine, in 1904. A five-liter car with mechanical overhead intake valves, it soon spawned a 15-liter racing version. Napier, however, aimed squarely at the luxury market with the 60-hp, 7.7-liter six becoming the best-known model. In 1908 came a five-liter L-head six with three-speed gearbox and shaft drive. Colonial models with a raised chassis had greater ground clearance for use in less-developed Commonwealth countries.According to historian G.N. Georgano, the years 1906 to 1911 saw Napier s reputation at its peak, with aristocrats, clergy, and military officers among its clientele. Napiers were particularly popular with colonial rulers in India. The 2.7-liter, 15-hp four-cylinder model, like this one, was favored in far-flung colonies, in both Colonial and Extra Strong Colonial form. This 15-hp Napier has been rebodied as a garden car, with an exotic wicker victoria body, well suited for social events and pleasure use. The wicker was re-done in the 1960s by the Royal Institute for the Blind in Nottingham, England; the teak-veneer fenders are original. The car crossed Australia from Perth to Sydney in a 1970 international rally and also completed a VMCCA Trans-International Reliability Tour from Montr al to Tijuana in 1972.Today, this delightful Napier Victoria it is being offered from the Richard L. Burdick collection and would be an ideal candidate for vintage touring as well as relaxing Sunday picnics. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/am19.
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys Fort Lauderdale event, 29 - 30 March 2019. Estimate:$20,000 - $25,000 Offered from The Youngtimer Collection5.7-liter V-8 engine; automatic transmissionOdometer displays only 904 milesAir conditioning; power windows, locks, and brakesBeautiful red interior featuring Delco-GM radio with cassetteRemovable glass roof panelsLast year of the C3 CorvetteCheck back soon for complete catalogue description. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/fl19.
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys Fort Lauderdale event, 29 - 30 March 2019. Estimate:$65,000 - $85,000 Offered from the Richard L. Burdick CollectionPowered by Buicks Fireball inline eight-cylinder engineDynaflow automatic transmission; first year offered as an optionTwo-tone interior features power windows, radio and clockExterior features driver spotlight, dual sideview mirrors, and fender skirtsCheck back soon for complete catalogue description. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/fl19.
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys Fort Lauderdale event, 29 - 30 March 2019. Estimate:$25,000 - $30,000 Offered from The Youngtimer Collection320 hp, 4.6-liter Northstar V-8 engine; automatic transmissionPresented in Black Raven featuring a Cashmere interior with Burl accentsLess than 20,000 miles from newDesirable Platinum Edition; numerous luxurious amenitiesOne of 1,150 produced for 2008Check back soon for complete catalogue description. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/fl19.
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys Amelia Island event, 8 - 9 March 2019. Estimate:$210,000 - $250,000 Wonderful Aga Blue over Beige color combinationNumbers-matching example; 78,874 original milesIncludes correct spare wheel, jack, and owner s manualPorsche Production Specifications certificateWith the exception of the Volkswagen Beetle, the Porsche 911 boasts the most recognizable profile in the automotive industry. Now entering its 56th year of production, the 911 has proven to be an icon, and its earliest short-wheelbase version, introduced in late 1964, is both visually delightful and a joy to drive.The 911 featured a two-liter, air-cooled, SOHC horizontally opposed six that delivered 130 hp at 6,100 rpm, along with 128 foot-pounds of torque. Dry-sump lubrication allowed a low engine placement, and thus a low center of gravity. Standard equipment included rack-and-pinion steering, a fully synchronized five-speed manual transaxle, independent suspension with McPherson struts and torsion bars in front and semi-trailing arms, torsion bars, and tubular shocks in the rear. There were also modern disc brakes at all four corners. The cabin was much more capacious than the earlier Type 356, and there was additional luggage space under the front lid.The 911 handily outperformed its predecessor, offering strong acceleration and a top speed of 130 miles an hour. Because the 911 was considerably costlier than a 356, customers were slow to accept it, but as soon as Porsche launched, what would become an incredibly successful racing and rally program, enthusiasts around the world realized what a powerful, high-quality, multi-purpose sports car was available to them . . . and the legend was made. This fully numbers-matching 65 911 was completed on 29 October 1965, departing the factory in the very elegant combination of Aga Blue over a Beige leatherette interior. The cockpit is highlighted by a warm wood veneer dashboard insert and wood-rimmed steering wheel with Butterfly horn button. It was modestly optioned with a Webasto gasoline heater, tinted glass all around, and a radio antenna kit. A Blaupunkt multi-band radio and speaker were installed, along with a pair of fog lamps, and a full set of factory chromed steel wheels bearing a manufacturing date of 4-64. The consignor acquired this largely original 911 a dozen years ago from a family in Charleston, South Carolina. Although its earlier history is unknown, he notes that it is completely rust-free, perhaps due to it having been stored indoors for many decades. The odometer indicates 78,874 miles, which is believed to be correct. This desirable early 911 retains all its original sheet metal, glass, and all lighting assemblies. The paint and brightwork appear to be in excellent condition.The consignor commissioned Gronbach Interiors of Gainesville, Florida, to replace the original upholstery with new cream Spinnybeck leather for comfort and longevity. New grey-blue German square-weave carpeting from Autos International was installed throughout, along with a new headliner. The consignor says he had the engine and brakes overhauled in Charleston soon after taking possession. There is now an electric fuel pump and an electronic ignition system.This very attractive short-wheelbase 911 is supplied with a correct spare wheel and jack, a set of Coco mats, an owner s manual, and Porsche Production Specifications certificate, confirming its original drivetrain and color combination. It has been recently serviced and is ready to provide its next owner many more miles of driving enjoyment.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/am19.
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys Amelia Island event, 8 - 9 March 2019. Estimate:$500,000 - $650,000 Offered from the Richard L. Burdick CollectionThe only example originally delivered without a superchargerOriginal engine, chassis, and bodyA pure, unadorned vision of Gordon Buehrig s revered designTaking the job of general manager at Auburn in 1923, E.L. Cord obtained an agreement that if sales improved sufficiently, he could buy into the firm. He then spruced up the accumulated inventory of unsold Auburns with bright paint jobs and nickel trim, and quickly sold them all. By 1926, Cord was president of the company and held a controlling interest. He readied new models and positioned Auburn as a performance car at a low price, which further enhanced sales. Among these was a low-priced eight-cylinder car, good value at its $1,895 price tag in 1925, and even better at $1,395 two years later. Stutz was then making a name for itself on America s racing circuits, and Auburn took up the challenge. Auburn s answer was a handsome boat-tailed speedster. Introduced in the second series for 1928, the 8-115 speedster was said to have been styled by Alexis de Sakhnoffsky, the Russian count who had emigrated to the U.S. in the 1920s to work at Auburn. The company embarked on a competition foray, sending speedsters to Europe and South America, one of them campaigned by Malcolm Campbell, the London distributor. In the U.S., driver Wade Morton clocked 108.46 mph with a speedster on a measured mile at Daytona Beach and covered 2,033 miles in 24 hours for a record 84.7 mph average at Atlantic City. He also set a new record at Pike s Peak. The results were satisfying, the publicity wonderful.The 1931 line was redesigned by Alan Leamy, a young designer Cord had hired to work on his L-29 project. Leamy applied some of the Cord hallmarks to the Auburn body, adapting the L-29 s split grille shell as a focal point of the design. The 1931 cars became the best-selling Auburns ever. A new speedster was added to the line in the autumn, with raked windshield and boat-tail, one of the handsomest Auburns of all time.For 1932, Cord and his Auburn team had another ace up their sleeves, a V-12. Priced as low as $1,105, it represented incredible value during hard times. The same year, a Columbia two-speed rear axle became available, enabling a choice of drive ratios, effectively six speeds ahead. For 1934, a six-cylinder car was re-introduced, alongside a restyled eight. A diminished V-12 line was kept alive in upscale Salon trim but using the old bodies. At year s end, the twelve was history, but Auburn had one more arrow in its quiver. The company pulled out all the stops for what would be the final speedster.The 1935 Auburn styling was the work of Gordon Buehrig, who had designed the immortal Model J Duesenberg. Making the 1934 theme more upright, yet more graceful, Buehrig also lowered the speedster s tail, making it smoother and more aerodynamic. With the V-12 gone, a more powerful eight was called for, so Auburn turned to August Duesenberg to adapt the Model J s centrifugal concept to the side-valve engine. With 6.5:1 compression, the supercharged Model 851 developed 150 bhp at 4,000 rpm. On the Bonneville salt flats, company driver Abner Ab Jenkins set 70 new unlimited and American speed records for stock cars. Each new speedster was delivered with a dashboard plaque certifying that the car had been driven by Jenkins to more than 100 mph.A TRULY UNIQUE AUBURN SPEEDSTERThis iconic Cigarette Cream Speedster has the distinction of being the only known example built without a factory supercharger. Actually built in Auburn, rather than at the Cord production facility in Connersville as were most speedsters, it was reportedly sent out early for the Boston automobile show, before the superchargers were ready. The early engine number, 3777 (numbering began at 3735), supports this explanation, as does the original serial number, which lacks the 3 prefix of a supercharged example. Further, surviving Auburn corporate records do note the delivery of a single early example sans blower. Prior owners included the late Houston collector John O Quinn, and Mark Vantatenbow of Michigan; earlier, the car enjoyed a number of owners on the East Coast and was included in the roster of surviving authentic speedsters published in the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club Newsletter in 1996. The car remains in excellent condition throughout, in its classic color scheme with brown leather seating, exhibiting only modest signs of use. Without the supercharged engine s side exhaust, the car s appearance is smooth and pure, with the only interruption of the clean lines being bumper-mounted fog lights.Iconic and unique, this truly one-off Auburn represents a singular opportunity.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/am19.
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys Fort Lauderdale event, 29 - 30 March 2019. Estimate:$35,000 - $45,000 Offered from the Richard L. Burdick Collection331 cu. in. V-8 engine; automatic transmissionOriginally sold through Midland Cadillac Inc. to Kenneth Staats on June 5, 1953Presented in Cobalt Blue Metallic with light gray cloth interior and dark gray leather; matches trim tag Drivers side spotlight and rearview mirror; power windows and steeringInterior features clock and radio; retains instructional tagsCheck back soon for complete catalogue description. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/fl19.