Sports & Classics of Monterey

Sports & Classics of Monterey August 2009
- Historic 1952 Jaguar C-Type brings $2,530,000 at RM's Sports & Classics of Monterey sale to set a new auction world record for a C-Type

- Other top sellers - 1955 Aston Martin DB3S for $1,980,000 and 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Disappearing Top Convertible Coupe for $1,430,000

- Distinguished Nick Alexander Woodie Collection achieves over $7,000,000

The legendary Phil Hill's son, Derek, drove the historic 1952 Jaguar C-Type, s/n XKC-007 to an auction world record last night, selling for $2,530,000 at RM's Sports & Classics of Monterey event in California.

XKC-007 was one of the first C-Types delivered to North America. In 1952, a young Phil Hill – then just 25 – drove the car at Elkhart Lake to claim the C-Type's first North American victory, before going on to achieve further success at Torrey Pines that same year.

'With over 85% of the 239 cars sold, including the very exciting 1952 Jaguar C-Type, and a current sales total exceeding $34 million, we are pleased with the weekend's results which reflect our consistently strong sell-through performance year to date,' said Ian Kelleher, President & Chief Operating Officer of RM Auctions.

'The global interest and enthusiasm in our 2009 Monterey event led to a packed sales room of active bidders each of the three evenings, and RM is confident that throughout the course of the next few days several other major transactions will take place and continue to elevate these numbers in excess of the anticipated pre-sale expectations,' Kelleher added.

Additional top-sellers at RM's Sports & Classics of Monterey event included two other million-dollar cars - a race-bred 1955 Aston Martin DB3S, which brought an impressive $1,980,000, and a stunning 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Disappearing Top Convertible Coupe for $1,430,000.

A further highlight was the sale of a factory-original 2005 Ford GT super car, offered on behalf of the Ford Motor Company and selling for $181,500 with a portion of the sale proceeds benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). To coincide with the offering, Mr. Edsel B. Ford II, Board Director, Ford Motor Company and his son, Henry, joined a group of local Monterey JDRF youth ambassadors to witness its sale.

'Once again the Ford Motor Company's long-standing relationship with RM Auctions proved to be a wonderful opportunity to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation amidst a crowd that appreciates all the great things our employee driven Ford Global Walk Team does for children around the world,' said Mr. Ford following the auction. 'We were thrilled to work with the team at RM Auctions once again in this capacity to continue our support of JDRF and its mission to find a cure for diabetes and its complications.'

A 1939 Ford Deluxe Station Wagon, the final lot of the Nick Alexander Woodie Collection reserved for Saturday night's sale, exceeded its original high estimate to bring $215,000 hammer price. This amount will be donated to the Midland School in Santa Barbara, California by Nick Alexander, in addition to the 10% buyers premium of $21,500 and other monies raised which will be donated by RM. This lot capped off the extremely successful single-owner offering of $7.3 million.

'I am thoroughly pleased with the overall sales results and consider the auction to be a true success,' said Nick Alexander. 'RM Auctions did an amazing job representing all 52 cars consigned from my collection and I am delighted that all are going to such great new homes,' he added.

-RM Auctions


1909 Pierce Arrow Model 40  
1909 Thomas Flyer 6-40  
1910 Thomas Flyer K6-70  
1915 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost  
1927 Bugatti Type 37  
1927 Miller Model 91  
1930 Cord L-29  
1931 Miller Championship Race Car  
1932 Stutz SV-16  
1933 Ford Model 40  
1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II  

1936 Ford Model 68  
1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K  
1936 Packard Model 1407 Twelve  
1937 Delage D6-3L  
1937 Ford Model 78  
1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III  
1937 Talbot-Lago T150C SS  
1938 Jaguar SS 100  
1938 Talbot-Lago T120  
1939 Ford DeLuxe V8 Model 91A  
1939 Lagonda LG6  
1939 MG TA  
1940 Ford Deluxe  
1948 Mercury Series 89M  

1941 Mercury Model 19A  
1942 Mercury Series 29A  
1946 Ford Super Deluxe  
1946 Mercury Series 69M  
1947 Ford Super Deluxe  
1947 Talbot-Lago T-26  
1948 Allard M-Type  
1948 Ford Super Deluxe V8  
1949 Chrysler Town & Country  
1950 Ford Custom Deluxe  
1952 Ferrari 225 Sport  
1952 Muntz Jet  

1955 Aston Martin DB3S  
1956 Nash Ambassador  
1957 Ferrari 250 GT Boano  
1959 Ferrari 250 GT  
1959 Jaguar XK150  
1960 Buick Electra  
1960 Morris Minor 1000  
1960 Plymouth Fury  
1961 Bentley S2  
1962 Chevrolet Impala Series  
1962 Lancia Flaminia  
1962 Rolls-Royce Phantom V  

1963 Alfa Romeo TZ1  
1965 Aston Martin DB5  
1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2  
1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia  
1966 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2  
1967 Aston Martin DB6  
1967 Bizzarrini 5300 GT  
1967 Ghia 450 SS  
1967 McLaren M6/GT  
1968 Chevrolet Corvette C3  
1970 Dodge Challenger  
1970 Plymouth Barracuda  
1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400  
1985 Ferrari 288 GTO  
1987 Buick Regal  
1991 Ferrari F40  

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