Evaluation: Excellent paint, brilliant chrome, pristine upholstery and interior trim. Once owned by Briggs Cunningham’s grandson Robert B. Cunningham. Class winner at Amelia, 2nd in the Cunningham class at Pebble Beach in 2015, award winner at The Quail in 2017, and displayed in the Cunningham reunion at Greenwich in 2018. It has remained a show car since and is still essentially beyond perfect.
Bottom Line: This auction may have been “Passion for the Drive”, but this Cunningham hasn’t been driven much more than around the block or on and off a show field since it was done. It is the one, shining example of gorgeous restoration and restoration preservation among the Jim Taylor cars. It would not have been expensive at a million dollars, but it is much more realistic at this result.