My Car Quest

October 18, 2019

Some Upside Values At The Monterey Car Week Auctions

by Mike Gulett –

Recently I wrote that the classic car market is soft and I promised to share some cars that were auctioned during Monterey Car Week that I think sold at strong prices.

Here are a few cars that caught my attention – there certainly were more than these few but these are the ones I selected. Most are on the lower end of collector car values, less than $500,000. These cars all are in excellent condition with known history, demonstrating that the best examples will always be the most desirable.

1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 GT Veloce by Bertone sold at RM Sotheby’s

Alfa Romeo 1750 GT Veloce

* Sold For $117,600

* Stunning, no-expense-spared restoration

* Highly desirable European configuration with single headrest

1974 Porsche 914 2.0 sold at RM Sotheby’s

Porsche 914 2.0

* Sold For $67,200

* Single ownership from delivery in June 1974 until 2016

* Extensive history file, including original invoice

* Retaining original engine and finished in its original colors

* Sensitively refreshed in 2016–2018, with copy invoices retained on file

1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon sold at Bonhams

Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon

* Sold for US$ 44,800 inc. premium

* Low-mileage, California car refinished in original Gold Metallic

* Extensively refurbished mechanically and cosmetically

* Equipped with many options including overdrive and air conditioning

* Offered with optional alloy wheels, Volvo radio and comprehensive history file

1971 Datsun 240Z sold at Bonhams

Datsun 240Z

* Sold for US$ 44,800 inc. premium

* Fully restored by a marque expert – approved by Nissan

* A rapidly appreciating collectable

* Maintained in excellent mechanical condition

* One of the finest examples of the original Z-car

1965 Volvo P1800S Coupe sold at Bonhams

Volvo P1800S Coupe

* Sold for US$ 77,280 inc. premium

* One of the finest P1800S examples to be found

* Nut-and-bolt restoration by marque specialist

* Desirable early S model constructed in Sweden

* California car from new with full ownership history

1973 Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon sold at Bonhams

Volvo P1800 ES Sport Wagon

* Sold for US$ 51,520 inc. premium

* Extensively refurbished mechanically and cosmetically in recent years

* California car from new with just a few owners

* Finished in the factory original livery of metallic blue over a caramel brown interior

* Stylish and usable Volvo Sport Wagon from the end of the run

1962 Citroën ID19 Le Dandy Coupe sold at Gooding

Citroën ID19 Le Dandy Coupe

* Sold at $368,000

* Hand-Built Bodywork by the Famous Carrosserie Henri Chapron

* Highly Collectible and Sought-After Le Dandy Model

* One of Approximately 50 Le Dandy Coupes Built, and One of Only Two Believed to Have
* Been Built on an ID19 Chassis

* A Very Rare Survivor in Beautifully Restored Condition

* One of the Most Beautiful Coachbuilt Citroëns in the World

1965 Lamborghini 350 GT sold at Gooding

Lamborghini 350 GT

* Sold $610,000

* One of 130 Examples Built of Lamborghini’s First Production Model

* Class Winner at the 1993 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®

* Benefits from Lovely 1990s Restoration and Subsequent Care by Marque Experts

* A Very Early Production Example Fitted with Rare Development Badge

* An Unusually Pristine Example Well Known to the Lamborghini Community

Let us know what you think in the Comments.

 

 

All photos are from the respective auction company.
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Upside Values At The Monterey Car Week Auctions
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  1. wallace wyss says

    I can’t see the Nissan being worth that. Japanese cars are not design triumphs, except for the Toyota 2000GT. Maybe a racing 240Z with proof it raced some big event would be worth something. And they made too many of them, which works against one of the prerequisites for “rare.” I always say 1000 is the ideal number for rare and there’s a lot of cars around that (gullwing, 1485, Ferrari Daytona, roughly 1200) that would support that contention

  2. MAXIMO ALDUNATE says

    …Citroën ID19 Le Dandy …Absolute beauty … time-lasting design …

  3. imwithstoopid says

    Many of these were my favorites in the day and have held their value plus.

    But how much are they worth after the cost of restoration work is subtracted.

    I know how much it cost my friend and I to do a restoration on a ’57 T’bird and a ’63 Split window, and they were decent cars mechanically, but still needed tear-down and body / mechanical rebuild to correct previous work.

    We did not pay our selves but paid in selling other old cars picked up exclusively to make a profit for money.

    The cars above are described as professional rotisserie tear downs, very little profit in the end but profit anyway, (?)

    All are special in their own way and deserve the adulation. Surprised that the 914-6 still has its motor, that 6 was rare and desirable.
    In the Mid-west not many 240 Zs, made it to old age and were a real bargain.
    Know that if anyone were to re-create any of them they’ed sell like hot-cakes. Who the hell made up that phrase?

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