The Hamptons Auto Classic Auction 14th June 2008



Held in one of America’s most desirable locations, the 2008 Hamptons Auto Classic sale will feature several quality entries. And, in addition to cars to be sold by auction, the event also includes many classics that will be sold privately: none more collectable than the 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster.

The example you can see here would have been a one-owner car – if the original buyer had not passed it on to his son. It’s finished in grey/blue with scarlet leather interior.

Estimated at $325,000 - 350,000, the 1937 Jaguar SS 100 is a car that will be auctioned on the day. It was originally a 2.5-litre but, like so many SS 100s, is now fitted with a 3.5-litre unit (the original block does, however, come with the car) and was an entry in the 2005 Mille Miglia retrospective event. These are attractive, potent cars that, like the 300 SL Roadster, have greatly appreciated in price in recent years.



1937 Jaguar SS 100 - $325,000 - 350,000


1955 Jaguar XK140MC OTS - $130,000 - $140,000

Later Jaguars (and I’ll conveniently ignore the fact that the SS 100 was, strictly speaking, an ‘SS’ rather than a ‘Jaguar’) from the fifties are now better recognised, with commensurate increase in value. The sale includes a 1954 Jaguar XK120M FHC ($85,000 - $95,000), a 1955 Jaguar XK140MC OTS ($130,000 - $140,000), and a 1957 Jaguar XK150 DHC for $70,000 - 75,000. The XK140 looks superb, catalogued as "...a car as close to perfect as possible in every conceivable detail, and a shelf full of JCNA trophies each bearing the legend '100 per cent'."



1954 Jaguar XK120M FHC - $85,000 - $95,000


1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 - $55,000 - 60,000



1973 Ferrari 365GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ - Available For Private Sale Only

Included in the lotlist - that will feature additional entries, so do check back regularly on the www.hampautoclassic.com website - are several E-types, too.

Another Private Treaty car is the 1973 Ferrari 365GTB/4 ‘Daytona’. With only 7000 miles from new, the then Rosso Dino machine was supplied new to a Texas Ferrari dealer "as the last Daytona he would receive". Since then, it’s resided in many US collectors’ garages until passing into the current owner’s hands, who repainted the car Giallo Fly yellow - one of the classic 'Daytona' colours.



1932 Ford Model ‘A’ Deuce Coupe Racer - $55,000 - $60,000


1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 4-speed convertible - $150,000 - $160,000

It’s not all European inventory as the organiser of the sale, the Kensington Motor Group, Inc., is also listing iconic Americana such as the 1932 Ford Model ‘A’ Deuce Coupe Racer for a reasonable $55,000 - $60,000, a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 4-speed convertible accorded ‘Top Flite’ preparation status at $150,000 - $160,000, and a be-finned, restored 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz for $130,000 - 150,000.

Don't forget that new entries are being received daily, so do check regularly on www.hampautoclassic.com.

The 14th June 2008 sale will be held at:

Hayground School
Mitchell Lane
Bridgehampton, NY
USA

Preliminary Entry List - The Hamptons Auto Classic Auction 14th June 2008

CarEstimate $US
1926 FORD Model ‘T’ Pick-up$20,000 - 2,000
1932 FORD Model ‘A’ WoodyPrice on Application
1937 SS SS 100$325,000 - 350,000
1932 FORD ‘Deuce Coupe'$55,000 - $60,000
1946/7 FORD Super Deluxe Woody Wagon$100,000 - $110,000
1954 JAGUAR XK120M FHC$85,000 - $95,000
1955 JAGUAR XK140MC OTS$130,000 - $140,000
1956 PLYMOUTH BelvedereNo Reserve
1957 JAGUAR XK150 DHC$70,000 - 75,000
1956 FORD Thunderbird 3-speed$40,000 - $45,000
1957 FORD Thunderbird$45,000 - 50,000
1957 CHEVROLET Cameo pick-up$40,000 - 45,000
1957 CHRYSLER 300C$60,000 - 65,000
1959 CADILLAC Eldorado Biarritz$130,000 - 150,000
1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL RoadsterAvailable for Private Sale Only
1959 AUSTIN HEALEY ‘Bug-Eye’ SpritePrice on Application
1959 JAGUAR Mk IXPrice on Application
1960 ROLLS ROYCE Silver Cloud II DHCWithdrawn
1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL$35,000 - 40,000
1962 JAGUAR Mk XPrice on Application
1962 JAGUAR XKE "flat floor"$90,000 - 100,000
1962 OLDSMOBILE Starfire convertiblePrice on Application
1963 FORD Thunderbird RoadsterPrice on Application
1963 ALFA ROMEO 2600 Touring SpiderPrice on Application
1964 MERCEDES-BENZ 220SE CoupePrice on Application
1966 ROLLS ROYCE Silver ShadowPrice on Application
1967 CHEVROLET Corvette 427/435 4-speed convertible 'Top Flite'$150,000 - $160,000
1968 JAGUAR XKE OTSPrice on Application
1969 FORD Mustang Mach 1$55,000 - 60,000
1969 CHEVROLET Camaro Z28Price on Application
1969 CHEVROLET Chevelle 396No Reserve
1969 CADILLAC deVille Conv.No Reserve
1970 CHEVROLET Corvette$45,000 - 50,000
1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL$40,000 - 45,000
1973 FERRARI 365GTB/4 ‘Daytona’Available for Private Sale Only
1973 JAGUAR XKE OTSPrice on Application
1984 FERRARI 400i$40,000 - 45,000
1984 EXCALIBURPrice on Application
1987 BENTLEY 8Price on Application
1990 MERCEDES-BENZ 500SLPrice on Application
1990 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SECPrice on Application
1992 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SLNo Reserve
2001 ROLLS ROYCE Corniche$145,000 - 155,000
2000 MERCEDES-BENZ E320 S/W 4-maticPrice on Application
2001 INTERMECCANICA "Conv. D" (Porsche)$35,000 - 40,000

KENSINGTON MOTOR GROUP, INC. P.O. BOX 2277
SAG HARBOR, NY 11963
USA
PHONE: +1 631.537.1868
FAX: +1 631.537.2641
EMAIL: [email protected]

www.hampautoclassic.com

Text - Steve Wakefield
Photos - KENSINGTON MOTOR GROUP, INC.


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