PHOTOS: Hilton Head Island Auction to Debut with 100 Blue-Chip Collector Cars

Oct 22, 2015

*See each vehicle in the photo gallery below

Auctions America makes its debut on Oct. 31 on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. The event is the official auction of the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance, rounding out Auctions America’s 2015 calendar by lifting the gavel on a handpicked roster of more than 100 blue-chip collector cars and select automobilia.

In addition to the auction, other events at this year’s Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival include the Salute to Centennial Driving Tour on Oct. 30, and the inaugural Flights & Fancy Aeroport Gala at the Hilton Head Island Airport, also set for Oct. 30.

Highlights from the auction—from American classics to European sports cars—include:

SPORTS & RACING CARS

  • 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC (estimated value $650,000 – $725,000)

A well-sorted example of one of the marque’s classic 12-cylinder touring cars, this stunning Ferrari is offered in classic Rosso over a black leather interior from four decades of careful and well-documented California ownership.

  • 1992 Ford GT 40 Mk V (estimated value $300,000 – $350,000)

One of just two aluminum monocoque chassis built, this example combines menacing design with great power, delivered by a 5.3-liter V-8 with Dart alloy heads connected to a ZF five-speed gearbox. Presented in rich blue with Le Mans stripes and a black interior, it carries Mk II rear bodywork with rear deck inlet ducts and a fully-vented spare tire cover, and is one of very few examples built to roadster configuration. Considered one of the lightest GT 40’s ever constructed thanks to the use of carbon fiber panels.

  • 1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster (estimated value $225,000 – $275,000)

A multi-award winning car. This iconic Corvette returns to Hilton Head Island after winning Best in Class at the 2009 Concours d’Elegance.

  • 1972 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino (estimated value $290,000 – $330,000)

Striking in silver over red, it is fitted with Daytona-style seats and fender flares, which were added after the vehicle left Maranello, as was the removable targa style roof.  

  • 1967 Jaguar E-Type Series I  4.2 Roadster (estimated value $175,000 – $200,000)

Upgraded to a five-speed manual transmission and the subject of an expert restoration by marque specialists.

  • 1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code (estimated value $175,000 – $225,000)

Restored and presented in its original color of Raven Black and loaded with factory accessories. Equipped with a 312-cid supercharged engine and accompanied by a copy of its original build sheet.

AMERICAN CLASSICS

  • 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Concertible (estimated value $120,000 – $140,000)

White with a red and white interior, and fitted with all the desirable options, including air-conditioning, power steering, brakes, windows and top.

  • 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham (estimated value $175,000 – $200,000)

Just four owners from new. Equipped with numerous rare “vanity accessories”, including stainless steel drink tumblers, a cigarette case, lady’s compact and leather-backed mirror.

  • 1954 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Convertible (estimated value $70,000 – $80,000)

Oldsmobile Starfire convertibles from the mid-50s are seldom found and almost never in as remarkable condition as this example. Presented in excellent condition, this Oldsmobile is highly optioned, and includes power steering, brakes, top, and windows, and rides on wide white wall tires.

  • 1948 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible (estimated value $100,000 – $125,000)

A limited production car with few survivors, this Town & Country convertible is powered by a Spitfire 323.5-cid 135-hp inline eight-cylinder engine. Presented in green with a green and tan interior and tan canvas power-operated soft top.

EUROPEAN GRAND TOURING CARS

  • 1965 Maserati Sebring Series II Coupe by Vignale (estimated value $200,000 – $240,000)

Offered from long-term ownership, this elegant and highly-original Sebring is one of the ultimate Maserati touring cars. Equipped with five-speed ZF Transmission, Lucas MFI, and Maserati’s famed twin-plug cylinder head, it is one of only 98 Series II Sebring coupes produced between 1965 and 1966.

  • 1986 Ferrari 412 Coupe (estimated value $50,000 – $60,000)

An extremely rare, factory five-speed Coupe previously owned by professional golfer Greg Norman and prolific collector Richard Munz. Arguably one of the most immaculately maintained 412’s in existence; it boasts 100 percent original interior and paint.

POSTER CARS AND MODERN COLLECTIBLES

  • 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition (estimated value $340,000 – $380,000)

An exceptionally original example, this striking Countach is finished in highly desirable white over black leather interior and was delivered new to the U.S. Presented in remarkably well preserved and maintained condition.

  • 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Coupe (estimated value $155,000 – $170,000)

Highly optioned from the factory, including Calisto Titanium alloy wheels, leather headliner, Alcantara Q-Citura trim, and travel package with heated seats, backup camera, and navigation.

  • 1984 Ferrari 512 BBi (estimated value $375,000 – $425,000)

A highly-original example, benefiting from a lifetime of careful ownership, this stunning BBi is presented in its original color combination of Rossa Corsa over Nero.

  • 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera (estimated value $225,000 – $275,000)

Highly optioned and presented in Platinum Metallic with a Cinnamon leather interior

  • 1977 Ferrari 308 GTB (estimated value $100,000 – $125,000)

This first-year, black-on-black 308 is one of the last great carbureted Ferraris.

  • 2002 BMW Z8 Roadster (estimated value $280,000 – $320,000)

One of the lowest mileage Z8’s in existence with just 543 miles from new, this Z8 is presented in “as new” condition, complete with original delivery stickers. Titanium Silver Metallic with Black Nappa leather, it is accompanied by a painted-to-match Titanium Silver Metallic hardtop.

OLDEST and NEWEST

  • 1928 Buick Coupe (estimated value $20,000 – $25,000)
  • 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Coupe (estimated value $155,000 – $170,000) 

AUTOMOBILIA

  • Michele Conti Ferrari 330 GTC model (estimated value $10,000 – $15,000)

Fully-detailed and one-of-a-kind. Built to 1:10 scale and complete with custom metal carry case

  • Original Alfredo de la Maria Bugatti Type 37 oil painting (estimated value $18,000 – $22,000).