Evaluation: Sound old paint with shrinkage and cracks, edge chips, and scrapes. Weak, scuffed chrome. A Ruxton auto show car with distinctive Joseph Urban horizontal stripe paint design, the third production Ruxton built, if the term “production” even really applies to these ultra-rare cars. Replacement engine. Restored to Pebble Beach class winning condition decades ago but now aged, coming apart, and oxidizing.
Bottom Line: Offered by Bonhams at Scottsdale in 2016 where it was reported bid to $410,000. The livery is Jazz Age, look-at-me flamboyant. The restoration, while aged and flawed cosmetically, needs only paint, body work and meticulous detailing to be a concours star. The Gooding bidders missed its significance but the consignor missed its restoration’s age and deterioration.