The Paddle Economy 2015: A Pebble Beach Shopping List, Part II

Paying Attention:    It’s that time of the year again: Pebble Beach Concours Week. To the automobile enthusiast, this is the best week of the year (or at least one of the best) and for collector’s the world over, it’s the week in which pricing trends and new highs are set for the collectibles that go on auction. This survey piece, now something of a tradition, focuses primarily on European post-war models along with a few select American automobiles.This year, there will be, again, some blockbuster sales. RM Auctions/Sothebys has a stellar lineup of cars, highlighted by what could be considered a “sale within a sale”, The Pinnacle Portfolio, an amazingly well-curated collection of modern collector cars.  The Pinnacle Portfolio has its’ own post this year, so please check that one as well.  As with each of these surveys, you are encouraged to click each link to review the specs and provenance on any automobile you’re interested in and also to download and go through the full catalog.  The goal with the survey is always to point out interesting cars (or trending cars)  and to educate about the market and market direction. Even better advice: get a nice glass of wine (or a Scotch) and roll through various auction catalogs. Time very well spent.  No need to have all your investment accounts tied up in stocks, bonds, or even cattle; collector automobiles have been performing very, very well over the past few years and this year should see another set of records set at Pebble Beach, both for the auctions themselves and specific models of cars. It was at Pebble when we first noticed that Aston was starting to move up. Who’s going to start to move this year? Although the trend is already up, Porsche and Porsche race cars certainly have lots of room to appreciate.  Lots to see (and yes, the pun is intended) so let’s get to it. We will follow up after the auctions with a revised post that contains the selling price of each of the featured models.



Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center

2 Portola Plaza Monterey, California 93940



Thursday, August 13, 2015
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday, August 14, 2015
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, August 15, 2015
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday, August 13, 2015
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday, August 14, 2015
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 15, 2015
10:00 am – 6:00 pm


Lot 202
Lot 202

Lot No. 202

1953 Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe

Chassis No. 67111

Estimate $110,000-$140,000

Sold for $101,000

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Lot No. 203

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Chassis No. 0T02G109687

Estimate $90,000-$140,000

Sold for $85,250

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Lot No. 209

1973 Alfa Romeo Montreal

Chassis No. AR1426330

Estimate $140,000 -$180,000

Sold for $110,000

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Lot No. 210

195 Facel Vega FVS Series 4 Sport Coupe

Estimate $200,000-$275,000

Sold for $187,000

Lot 211
Lot 211

Lot No. 211

1969 Ferrari 365 GTC

Chassis No. 12407

Estimate: $850,000 to $1,100,000

Not Listed as Sold 

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Lot No. 212

1966 Shelby 427 Cobra

Chassis No. CSX 3259

Estimate $1,200,000-$1,400,000

Sold for $1,210,000

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Lot No. 216

1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 Litre Roadster

Chassis No. 1E 13575

Estimate $250,000-$300,000

Sold for $319,000

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Lot No. 217

195 Ferrari 275S/340 America Barchetta

Chassis No. 0030MT

Estimate: $7,500,000-$10,000,000

Sold $7,975,000

Lot No 219
Lot No 219

Lot No. 219

1964 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray GM Styling Coupe GPV-57

Chassis No. 40837S101311

Estimate $700k-$1.0M

Not Listed as Sold 

Lot 221
Lot 221

Lot No. 221

1953 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback Sports Saloon

Chassis No. BC25A

Estimate $1,000,000-$1,200,000

Sold for $1,210,000

Lot 210

Lot No. 229

2013 Aston Martin Centennial DB9 Spyder Concept

Chassis No. SCFFDABM1DGB14756

Estimate $380,000-$450,000

Sold for $693,000

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Lot No. 233

1968 Maserati Ghibli Spyder Prototype

Chassis No. AM115/S 1001

Estimate $1,200,000-$1,800,000

Sold for $993,000

Lot 235
Lot 235

Lot No. 235

1953 Jaguar C-Type Works Lightweight

Chassis No. XKC 052

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

Sold $13,200,000

Lot 242
Lot 242

Lot No. 242

1964 Ferrari 250GT/L Berlinetta “Lusso”

Chassis No. 5607GT

Estimate $2,300,000-$2,600,000

Confidential Sales Price

Lot 245
Lot 245

Lot No. 245

2015 McLaren P1


Estimate $1,900,000-$2,100,000

Sold $1,980,000

Lot 308
Lot 308

Lot No. 308

1988 Lamborghini Countach 5000QV

Chassis No. ZA9CA05A4JLA12214

Estimate $425,000-$500,000

Sold for $368,500

Lot 309

Lot No. 309

1966 Ferrari 275GTB/6C Alloy

Chassis No. 08517

Estimate $3,600, 000-$4,200,000

Sold for $3,960,000

Lot 331

Lot No. 331

1965 Lamborghini 350GT

Chassis No. 0220

Estimate $800,000-$1,000,000

Sold for $935,000

Lot 332
Lot 332

Lot No. 332

1956 Ferrari 250GT Berlinetta Competizione “Tour de France”

Chassis No. 0557GT

Price available upon request

Sold for $13,200,000

Lot No. 347
Lot No. 347

Lot No. 347

1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Cabriolet

Chassis No. 110110

Estimate $1,700,000-$2,100,000

Not Listed as Sold

The Fine Print: Please read the official Auction catalog for complete description of the cars and the transaction process and terms. All photos from the RM Auctions/Sotheby’s site. All rights belong to their respective rights holders. Information subject to change without notice. Thanks to RM Auctions/Sotheby’s .


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