Evaluation: Unnumbered CCCA National First Prize. Restored in 1975 and winner of a laundry list of AACA and CCCA awards. Sound old paint beginning to dull out, with edge chips from use. Sound surface creased upholstery. Oily, dirty engine compartment and chassis. A quality old restoration that has been driven extensively and is holding up well but showing the miles.
Bottom Line: Sold by Christie’s at Pebble Beach in 1998 for $162,000. In 2003 Christie’s again sold it at Pebble Beach, that time for $110,000 where its odometer showed 64,724 miles. The mileage today is 68,232, 3508 miles in almost two decades. RM sold it at Hershey in 2018 for $148,500 and its condition has deteriorated despite adding only 117 miles since then. It is and always has been a special car with informed and caring owners who have treated it with the respect and deference it was due, but this result is a triumph for its condition and the age of its restoration.