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1973 Porsche 914 2.0

Jointly developed and produced by Porsche and Volkswagen, the 914 was intended as the replacement for the 912 and Karmann Ghia. Introduced at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September 1969, the well-balanced and surprisingly spacious targa-topped roadster came with fuel injection, five-speed transaxle, and all-independent suspension as standard equipment. The 914 exceeded sales expectations, and more than 115,000 examples were built by production’s end in 1976. This Porsche 914 2.0 was delivered new to its first owner through Wester Porsche/ Audi in Seaside, California, in August 1973. According to the window sticker, which stated a suggested retail price of $6,174.50, this example was finished in the unusual and extra-cost L99A Delphi Green Metallic. It came well-equipped with 15" forged alloy wheels, four-wheel disc brakes, front and rear stabilizer bars, and a console that featured a clock, voltmeter, and oil-temperature gauge. Tinted glass, intermittent windshield wipers, and dealer-installed AM radio were listed as the only additional options. The original owner placed this 914 2.0 in storage in 1989 and retained it until 2018. Today, the car shows less than 33,000 miles and is accompanied by manuals, tools, jack, window sticker, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, other records through 1989, and a spare set of steel wheels and tires. The opportunity to purchase a two-owner 914 this well documented may not come again soon. classic carRead more

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1965 Porsche 356 SC Coupe

Introduced in 1948, the Porsche 356 set new standards for lightweight sports cars. Produced until 1965, the 356 benefited from ongoing improvements, finally resulting in the SC, which featured Porsche’s most powerful road-going pushrod 1600 cc engine. Originally finished in its current Black on Black color combination, this stunning late-production example was delivered in February 1965 and has had the advantage of a longtime Southern California ownership. Owned by knowledgeable Porsche collectors over the years, this example, in 1988, won the Manhattan Trophy, an award bestowed upon the best car in the concours field during the Porsche Parade; it is considered the Porsche Club of America’s highest honor. Since the initial restoration was completed, California Porsche specialists Scott’s Independent Inc. of Anaheim and Willhoit Auto Restoration of Long Beach have serviced and maintained the SC Coupe, and today it remains in exceptional condition. Consistent with its superb presentation, the Porsche is offered with books, tools, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, jack, spare, and California black plate. As an SC model, this car offers all the refinements and upgrades made to the 356 over the years, and its Black on Black color combination is both rare and desirable. For the enthusiast who has been searching for an exceptionally restored 356, this impressive example is worthy of close inspection. classic carRead more

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1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III LWB Saloon

Rolls-Royce in 1955 introduced the Silver Cloud, and buyers greeted it enthusiastically. Of the three models of this highly popular Cloud/Bentley S series built between 1955 and 1966, the refined Silver Cloud III remains the most desirable. Rolls-Royce constructed 15,414 units, of which fewer than 200 were coachbuilt cars, generally made to the customers’ exacting specifications. The Silver Cloud offered here is one of just 92 examples that Mulliner Park Ward crafted with design no. 2022, an elegant saloon with a division window. This example, chassis LCGL1, was built on special order to US specifications. It was optioned with electric windows, antenna, and division window; a radio; Sundym glass; and Lucas fog lamps. Today, it wears its attractive original livery of Mason’s Black paint, while the luxuriously appointed interior compartment features beautifully preserved Beige Connolly leather hides, as well as fawn wool headlining, Cumberland stone wool carpets, and burl-wood veneers. This graceful Cloud III is extremely presentable throughout and has even retained its hand and road tools. The car’s desirable specification and provenance are supported by various ownership records and build documents supplied by the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club. Only a handful of these elegant long-wheelbase cars with factory-installed partitions were ever produced. Rare, and handsome in its presentation, this Rolls-Royce is sure to impress the discerning collector. classic carRead more

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1989 Ferrari 328 GTS

Considered one of the finest of the wedge-shaped supercars of the 1970s and ’80s, the Ferrari 308/328 was the first “small” Ferrari badged as a Ferrari and not a Dino. As a 1989 model, this example represents the final evolution of the design, equipped with ABS brakes, convex wheels, and suspension redesigned to give a negative offset. Completed in June 1989, chassis 1887 was sold new through Crown Jaguar/Ferrari of St. Petersburg, Florida, on August 7, 1989. This example is a multiple award winner, including a Platinum Award at the Cavallino Classic in Palm Beach, Florida; a Platinum Award at the 2001 Reading Ferrari Concours d’Elegance, in Reading, Pennsylvania; and a Platinum Award at the 2005 Concorso Italiano in Monterey. Chassis 1887 is distinguished by its condition and originality: the original Blaupunkt Tucson radio remains, and the original spare is unused. Also supplied are the original owner’s manual and warranty booklet, additional keys, and the original tool roll and emergency pouch with jack, spare belts, bulbs, and fuses. Even the gas pedal carpet protector is still covered by factory plastic. Benefiting from a 2016 service, and also accompanied by a CARFAX Vehicle History Report, this example, which has seen very limited use, shows less than 18,500 recorded miles, making it worthy of serious scrutiny by any Ferrari collector. classic carRead more

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1989 Porsche 911 Carrera

Representing the last model year of the “golden age” second-generation 911, this 1989 example features the 911’s classic silhouette and interior design along with the desirable G50 five-speed gearbox. In their time, these 911s were among the swiftest cars on the road, capable of 0–60 mph in under six seconds; their impressive sporting abilities were matched by their effortless high-speed touring traits. Finished in black with a black interior, this 911 Carrera has had just three owners and showed less than 20,000 miles at the time of cataloguing. The first owner, a university professor, purchased the car new in August 1989. She maintained it extremely well for 18 years, after which the car entered the personal collection of a Porsche dealer before passing to the consignor. This example remains exceptionally original, with only maintenance and wear items replaced. Accompanying the car at sale are service records, window sticker, a battery tender, tool kit, air pump, owner’s manuals and other literature, and the original Bill of Sale. As a bonus, mementos celebrating Ferdinand Porsche’s 80th birthday in 1989 come with this 911, including a bottle of champagne with two glasses, and a tote bag. This Porsche 911 Carrera offers the savvy enthusiast a thrilling event car that would also present wonderfully as a concours preservation-class entrant. classic carRead more

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1980 Ferrari 512 BB

Combining powerful performance and exotic styling, Ferrari’s carbureted 512 Berlinetta Boxer was built in a modest quantity of 929 examples from 1976 through 1981. This remarkable car, chassis 34351, is offered from 26 years of static storage, resulting in a garage-find example of great purity. According to a report from Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, this Berlinetta Boxer was originally finished in Rosso Chiaro (Light Red) and upholstered with Nero (Black) leather, and the car notably retains this original color scheme today. Specified with instruments in kilometers, the 512 completed assembly in November 1980, and after being sold new a month later to a European enthusiast, the car was soon exported to the US. By 1993, the Ferrari had been acquired in a restored state by marque collector Todd Morici of West Paterson, New Jersey. That year, Mr. Morici advertised the 512 BB in Ferrari Market Letter as having “250 miles since a complete nut-and-bolt restoration on a 17,000-mile car.” Shortly thereafter, Mr. Morici sold the Ferrari to its current owner, though the car continued to remain in storage in Mr. Morici’s climate-controlled garage. The engine was recently rebuilt, and it has been noted that the internal number stamping appears incorrect. Further mechanical attention will likely be required before any road use. Sequestered for 26 years, this 512 BB would tastefully complement any sporting collection. classic carRead more

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1973 Porsche 911 2.4 T Targa

Following several tours of military service during the Vietnam War, Robert S. Baller returned home to Illinois and began to research a new car purchase. After comparing models and making notes in a factory brochure, he ordered a new 1973 911 T Targa from Gardner Porsche in Peoria Hills. Choosing Light Ivory paint with black leatherette interior, Dr. Baller specified the car with the optional Comfort Group, alloy Fuchs wheels, Blaupunkt AM-FM stereo, and rare air-conditioning. His careful research and tasteful choices were rewarded on February 15, 1973, when he took delivery of this suave 911 Targa. Dr. Baller cherished and enjoyed the car from 1973 until 1978, then properly stored it for nearly 37 years. In 2015, the Targa was meticulously recommissioned by marque specialists, taking particular care to preserve its remarkable originality. The consignor, a gentleman with an appreciation for preservation automobiles, states the car has covered just over 21,000 miles from new and “runs and drives as Porsche intended.” Its lovely paint and interior are also reported to remain in original order. According to the accompanying Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this 911 retains its matching-numbers engine, including its highly desirable Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection. Presented with tools, jack, brochures, owner’s manual, extensive documentation, and Porsche COA, this 911 Targa presents an uncommon opportunity to enjoy a well-preserved, low-mileage, open-air Porsche driving experience. classic carRead more

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1936 Bugatti Type 57 Two-Light Ventoux

PROVENANCE Eugene Labeque, Cramoisy, France (acquired new via Quicray in 1936) Marcel Dony, Paris, France (acquired circa 1955) Gaston Docime, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (acquired from the above in 1956) Jean De Dobbeleer, Belgium (acquired from the above in 1957) Lyman Greenlee, Anderson, Indiana (acquired from the above in 1957) Jack Doney, San Jose, California (acquired from the above in 1958) Bill Hinds, California (acquired from the above in 1983) Peter Irlenborn, Novato, California (acquired from the above in 1984) Don Stephan, Nevada (acquired from the above in 1995) Current Owner (acquired from the above in 2001) EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS International Bugatti Rally, Vermont, 1995 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, 2009 International Bugatti Rally, Monterey, 2010 International Bugatti Rally, Saratoga, New York, 2018 FEATURED MEDIA Bugatti 57: The Last French Bugatti, by Barrie Price Bugatti Magnum, by Hugh Conway and Maurice Sauzay The Bugatti Register, by Hugh Conway Pur Sang, 2002, “Two-Light Ventoux Coupes, Pt. 2” THIS CAR Unveiled in 1934, the Type 57 is widely regarded as a masterpiece from the hand of Jean Bugatti. The successor to the popular Type 49, the new Bugatti was powered by a magnificent 3.3-liter twin-cam straight-eight engine and represented the ultimate in automotive performance and design. Bugatti continually refined the Type 57, resulting in three distinct series of chassis. The second-series chassis – introduced in 1936 and underpinning the car presented here – featured a strengthened rear axle, cross-braced frame, rubber engine mounts, and upgraded brakes, among other improvements. According to Bugatti factory records, this Type 57, chassis 57469, was assembled in November 1936 and equipped with engine 350. This was the last of six Type 57 chassis to be fitted with the elegant Two-Light Ventoux coachwork, which was, in this application, tastefully finished in Bleu Foncé (Dark Blue) with Havana leather and beige carpeting. This body style, penned by the great Jean Bugatti and constructed at the Molsheim factory, is a striking, avant-garde design characterized by its steeply raked windscreen, flowing lines, and blind rear quarter, which distinguishes the Two-Light variant from the standard Ventoux Coupe. In December 1936, the new Type 57 was delivered to Quicray, the official Bugatti agent at the Place de la Gare in Clermont, France, and sold to its first owner, Eugene Labeque of Cramoisy. By 1939, M. Labeque had sold the Ventoux, and its next recorded owner was Marcel Dony of Paris. Gaston Docime of Neuilly-sur-Seine purchased 57469 in 1956 and sold it the next year to Belgian Bugatti dealer Jean De Dobbeleer. In 1957, M. De Dobbeleer sold the Ventoux to Lyman Greenlee of Anderson, Indiana, a vintage car dealer who specialized in Bugattis during the 1950s and 1960s. Mr. Greenlee owned a variety of fascinating Type 57s, including another of the rare Two-Light Ventoux Coupes (57400). From there, the Bugatti passed to Jack Doney, a resident of San Jose, California, who kept the car for the next 25 years and repainted it bright blue with red wheels. Two other California owners followed and, in 1995, the Type 57 was acquired by Don Stephan, who drove the Ventoux in the International Bugatti Rally held in Grafton, Vermont. In 2001, 57469 was sold to the current owner, a passionate enthusiast and longstanding member of the American Bugatti Club. Early in his ownership, he entrusted the Ventoux to Colour Restorations in Loveland, Colorado, where it was finished in an appropriate two-tone dark blue and black paint scheme. While the car was in Colorado, the original, matching-numbers engine was sent to marque specialist Jim Stranberg at High Mountain Classics for a complete rebuild. Although the car benefited from some cosmetic and mechanical attention, a concerted effort was made to preserve the many outstanding original details, particularly in the interior, which retains nearly all of its unrestored and beautifully patinated upholstery, trim, and instrumentation. Only the front seats have been recovered, but the original hides have been retained and accompany the sale. Since this work was carried out, 57469 has been displayed in the featured Bugatti Class at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, driven regularly, and maintained by marque expert Scott Sargent of Sargent Metal Works in Bradford, Vermont. In a recent conversation, Mr. Sargent reported that the Ventoux is in outstanding condition and possesses the character and performance that are hallmarks of a well cared-for, fundamentally original car. With timeless styling and sophisticated engineering, the Type 57 is the ultimate road-going Bugatti and enjoys sought-after status among today’s collectors. This particular car, which features the improved secondseries chassis and exceedingly rare Two-Light Ventoux bodywork, is an outstanding representative of the marque and model. Presented here is a well-documented Type 57 that has benefited from the care of devoted owners since it was delivered in France eight decades ago. Prepared and maintained by respected Bugatti specialists, and retaining its original chassis, engine, and coachwork, 57469 has proved itself on both the open road and the concours lawn. For the collector in search of a superb example of the iconic Type 57 Bugatti, we encourage serious consideration of this outstanding and highly original Two-Light Ventoux. classic carRead more

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1956 Chrysler 300B

The Chrysler 300B introduced for 1956 was the second iteration of the legendary 300 series. It benefited from a more powerful Hemi V-8, now rated at 340 bhp, up from the previous year’s 300 bhp engine. A newly revised tail fin design enhanced the 300’s styling as well. The Regimental Red 300B presented here was the subject of an extensive body-off, meticulous nut-and-bolt restoration approximately 10 years ago, and it has been driven sparingly since. Fastidiously cared-for as part of a private collection, the paint, chrome, and interior are exceptional, having held up well through the years, a testament to the quality of the restoration and the attention that this example has received. The sumptuous light buckskin leather seats, headliner, door panels, and carpeting were done to the highest standard by Gary Goers, a well-known Chrysler 300 specialist. Equipped with power steering, power brakes, and the Chrysler PowerFlite automatic pushbutton transmission, the 300B is reported by the consignor to be particularly enjoyable to drive. Special features include a factory AM Electro Touch Tuner radio with a rear speaker, and a very rare “Chryslermatic” steering wheel clock in addition to the standard clock mounted on the glove box door. This stunning 300B is a fabulous example of a model that was the flagship of the Chrysler product line in 1956 and among the most coveted American automobiles of the era. classic carRead more

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1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Coupe

Debuted in late 1959 alongside the Silver Cloud II and sharing its new V-8 engine, the Phantom V took its place as Rolls-Royce’s largest and most opulent model. Continuing its tradition of careful evolution, Rolls-Royce made few changes to the Phantom V during its production run, which ended in 1968 with 832 built. Coachbuilder James Young produced just two two-door Phantom V models, including this car, chassis 5LBV69. According to copies of factory records, this original US-specification model was ordered, via New York dealer J.S. Inskip, by Frank V. Gill of Millbrook, New York. Further records show subsequent owners in the eastern US, followed by a 1980s sale to Mr. N.V. Lalemant of Belgium. According to invoices on file, Mr. Lalemant had extensive refurbishment work done to the Rolls-Royce by the experts at P & A Wood in the UK and numerous specialists in the Netherlands. During the late 2000s, the Phantom was purchased by the consignor, who placed it into predominantly static storage in his private collection in the US. Although offered in running and driving condition, and with a recent service by British car experts, this glamorous James Young-bodied Phantom V will likely require additional attention before road use. As offered, this amazing Rolls-Royce coupe marks a thrilling opportunity to own and enjoy one of the most distinctive expressions of mid-century coachbuilt artistry. classic carRead more

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1956 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Coupe

The 1900C SS offered here, chassis 10468, represents a stunning example of Alfa Romeo’s immortal postwar gran turismo, the short-wheelbase 1900 Coupe. While employing a modern engine, suspension, and unitized construction, it was one of the last Alfa Romeo models to be fitted with the bespoke custom coachwork of the great Italian carrozzerie. According to its included sales invoice, this 1900C SS was commissioned for Fernando Spada Alvidres via Autosports S.A. in Mexico. Sr. Alvidres requested the special color Verde Oceano for its exterior finish. According to supplier Lechler Paint of Italy, this shade was used only once on the 1900 model, and the beautiful hue subtly alters in changing daylight. In addition to the 1900 Coupe’s previous registrations stretching back to the 1960s, it is accompanied by additional documents from the 1970s through 1983. Records suggest that the car enjoyed only a handful of owners before being acquired in 2014 by its current owner, an Alfa Romeo enthusiast and European car collector, who then set to work restoring 10468 alongside two sister 1900 projects. According to the owner and restorer, the aluminum Touring coachwork was carefully removed from this chassis, photographed, and labeled. Areas of electrolytic corrosion resulting from contact with the steel-tubed substructure were addressed, and the chassis was coated in red oxide paint and properly re-insulated to prevent future damage. Southern California specialists were employed in their areas of expertise, including Niederst Restorations of Ventura for all mechanical work, Nick’s Old Cars in Redlands for body and paint, Sihilling in Santa Ana for all chrome work, and Quality Interiors in Ventura for the interior. New wire wheels were acquired from the Borrani factory in Italy, and other specialized parts were sourced from Europe. Numerous impossible-to-find parts were custom-fabricated by craftsmen. Body-hugging grille “eyebrows” were formed from solid brass. Lathe-cut fittings were crafted and joined to custom copper oil lines. The tachometer drive was machined from stainless steel to ensure a smooth and accurate gauge reading. Numerous fittings, fasteners, and linkages were painstakingly fabricated to replicate the originals. With his expert knowledge of this model, the restorer fitted an improved water pump seal and a more modern, fully rebuilt five-speed gearbox from an Alfa Romeo 2600 to improve usability. The same attention paid to the paint and coachwork extends underneath the car, under the hood, and throughout the interior. In fit, finish, and function, this Alfa Romeo sets itself apart, making it an excellent concours participant and an exciting event-eligible road car. With interesting history and substantial collection of photos that document the restoration, this Touring-bodied 1900C SS is a spectacular example of Alfa Romeo’s postwar brilliance. classic carRead more

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1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Coupe

PROVENANCE James Boxberger, San Diego, California (acquired by 1959) V.C. Engberg, Spring Valley, California (acquired by 1961) William Biggs, San Diego, California (acquired circa 1972) Robert Rajsky, Poway, California (acquired from the above in 1977) Jack Becronis, San Marino, California (acquired from the above by 1984) Mr. Hayashi, Kawasaki, Japan (acquired by 1989) Current Owner (acquired from the above) RACE HIGHLIGHTS Monterey Historics, circa mid-1980s La Festa Mille Miglia, Japan, circa 1990s FEATURED MEDIA Alfa Romeo Buyer’s Guide, by Joe Benson THIS CAR In 1955, Alfa Romeo updated its successful 1900 model line with a more powerful version of the dual overhead cam inline four-cylinder motor. For the short-chassis 1900C, this refresh resulted in the competition-worthy Super Sprint, which has evolved into one of the most collectible of the 1900 iterations. Revered for its lightweight construction, performance capabilities, and classic design, it is particularly significant to encounter a well-documented example such as this one, which has taken part in vintage racing. This beautifully presented Touring-bodied five-window coupe benefits from an extensive file of documentation and almost three decades of ownership by a meticulous Japanese collector. According to the build record from Alfa Romeo Classiche, chassis 01879 completed assembly in August 1954 and was delivered the following March. Finished in Blu Scuro (Dark Blue) and specified for the US, the 1900C was acquired by 1959 by James Boxberger of San Diego. The Alfa Romeo passed to at least three subsequent California-based owners over the following 25 years before being acquired in 1984 by Jack Becronis, a prominent collector in San Marino, California. The 1900C came under the purview of Mr. Becronis’ son, Peter, who refurbished the car for competition use and entered several vintage races at the Monterey Historics during the 1980s. Registered by this time with the California personalized plates ALFACSS, the car was also featured in Joe Benson’s publication Alfa Romeo Buyer’s Guide. In 1989, the Super Sprint was sold to Mr. Hayashi, a Japanese collector, who commissioned an extensive restoration. Mr. Hayashi continued to use the car for touring events and rallies for the better part of three decades before selling it to the consignor in 2017. The Alfa Romeo was then mechanically freshened and sorted with a rebuild of the carburetors, brakes, and suspension. According to a document provided by Alfa Romeo Classiche, the car retains its correct original 1308-series, competition-designed engine, which features high-compression pistons, an exhaust header, dual-belted fan and generator, and special ducting in the engine compartment to facilitate cooling. The five-speed manual gearbox features a floor-shift conversion, a modification that greatly enhances driving enjoyment. Sitting atop sparkling Borrani wire wheels with new tires, the Touring-bodied five-window Super Sprint has an especially aggressive stance in its bumper-delete configuration. The car is documented with a manufacturer’s certificate of origin, restoration photos, prior owners’ registrations, and fascinating correspondence that spans nearly 60 years, including a business card from original seller Hoffman Motors. Eligible for numerous events worldwide, this sporting Alfa Romeo may be driven in vintage competition or presented at local concours d’elegance, and it is an ideal entrant at any sports car gathering. classic carRead more

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