Evaluation: At one time 289 Ford powered, it now has an appropriate A6G engine, gearbox, and differential. 2008 Villa d’Este class winner. The paint is far better than new; upholstery and chrome are impeccable. Underbody is painted grey like new. A high quality older restoration no longer ready for the concours field, with age and careful use showing, but still an outstanding, beautiful automobile.
Bottom line: Last seen at Bonhams Quail Lodge auction in 2017 where it was bid to $2,350,000, this is an exceptional automobile with a refined drivetrain and chassis and beautiful Frua coachwork. It was the prototype for the following series production of just nine examples. It is an extraordinary automobile and neither the buyer nor the seller should feel regret over this price.