The Paddle Economy: A Pebble Beach Shopping List, Part 1

Paying Attention (updated with final sales prices). Part 1  of our annual survey of the best and most interesting of the Pebble Beach auctions covers the Bonham’s auction conducted at The Quail automobile gathering at Pebble Beach. The Bonham’s auctions are always special because their auction team not only assembles a terrific group of automobiles for the sale, but their team also goes out of their way to find a broad spectrum of automobilia, from books to posters to drawings and models and sculptures. It’s a very broad based auction with plenty of options for the collector. This year, Bonham’s scored a special group of  Ferraris from the Maranello Rosso collection; a number of these cars are featured in our picks for Part II of the Pebble Beach Shopping List. Most amazing: Bonham’s will offer the ex-Jo Schlesser 250GTO at auction. What price will this car bring?  Because the Maranello Rosso Collection is packed with highly desirable Ferraris, we’ve pulled a limited selection for this survey but encourage you to browse the catalog  ands Bonham’s has–to their credit–done an amazing job in detailing the provenance of the cars on offer. Well done, guys.  As with each of our surveys of the Pebble Beach Auctions, you are encouraged to clink the links for each car to obtain more information; a thorough reading of any of the major auction catalogs will provide you with an amazing education about the market and the cars that make up the market. Also, you can link directly to Bonham’s site just by clicking on their name below. (note this article was originally published in August). If a sold price is not listed, either the item was withdrawn or was unsold.


Quail Lodge’s West Field
7000 Valley Greens Drive
(at Rancho San Carlos Rd)
Carmel CA 93923

Tel: +1 415 391 4000
Fax: +1 415 391 4040



Maranello Rosso Collection

Thursday, August 14th 5pm

Quail Lodge Auction
Friday, August 15th 9am (Automobilia)
Friday, August 15th 11am (Motor cars)

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Lot No. 3 1962-63 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta

Chassis No. 3851GT

Please refer to department for Estimate



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Lot No. 205 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435HP Roadster

Chassis No. 194677S120664

Estimate $80,000-$120,000

Sold: $ 102,300

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Lot No.145 VIntage Photograph of the Monte Carlo Grand Prix by Jean-Henri Larigue

Estimate: $1500-$2500

Sold: $5,625.00

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Lot No.178 A Heur “Super-Autavia” Dashboard Chronography (1959-1967)

Estimate: $2500-$3500

Sold: $3,125.

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Lot No. 234 1970 Porsche 908/03 Spyder

Chassis No. 908/03-002

Estimate: $1,800,000-$2,300,000


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Lot No. 196 Set of Restored Borani Wire Wheels for Ferrari 250GT Lusso (1962-1964)


Sold: $3,125.


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Lot No. 226 Maserati Ghibli 4.7-Liter Spider

Chassis No. AM115S 1043

Estimate: $700,0000-$900,000

Sold: $814,000.

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Lot No. 4 1978 Ferrari 312 T3 Formula 1 Racing Single Seater

Chassis No. 033

Estimate: $1,500,000-$2,000,000

Sold: $2,310,000.

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Lot No. 118 1955 Trio of Three  Rare Yonezawa Atom Race Cars

Estimate: $7,000-$9,000

Sold: $5,625.

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Lot No. 256 1938 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio

Chassis No. 57715

Estimate: $1,100,000-$1,300,000

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Lot No. 6 1953 Ferrari 250 Mille Miglia Berlinetta

Chassis No. 3012MM

Estimate: $9,000,000-$12,000,000

Sold: $7,260,000.

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Lot No. 104 A Complete Run of “Ferrari” published by Cavalleria

Estimate: $800-$1200

Sold: $4,000.

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Lot No. 306 1964 Porsche 356C 1600 Cabriolet

Chassis No. 159226

Estimate: $130,000-$160,000

Sold: $192,500


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Lot No. 212 1973 Ferrari 365GTS/4 Daytona Spider

Chassis No. 17057

Estimate: $2,600,000-$3,200,000

Sold: $2,640,000.

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