An ex-Jo Siffert Chevron B18 Formula 2 car topped the results at Oldtimer Galerie’s Gstaad sale on 29 December, selling for CHF106,400 (estimate CHF95,000 – 125,000). The Swiss legend scored two wins aboard chassis 18.71.3 at the 1971 Columbia Grand Prix, with further outings for the pairing later that year at Mallory Park, Thruxton, the Nürburgring and Crystal Palace.
The top five was rounded off with a 24,500-km 1992 Ferrari Testarossa at CHF98,000 (estimate CHF95,000 – 105,000); a 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk that had been restored during 2012-13 blitzed its CHF65,000 – 75,000 estimate, making CHF89,600; a 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster, with bills for CHF75,000 since 1994, took CHF81,200 (estimate CHF65,000 – 75,000); and a 70,000-km 2001 Wiesmann MF3 Roadster fetched a mid-estimate CHF75,600.
Other highlights included a two-owner 1976 Porsche 911 2.7 Targa, delivered new to Switzerland and now showing 173,000km, which brought CHF67,200 (estimate CHF58,000 – 68,000), and a refurbished 1967 Morris Mini Cooper S 1275 at CHF63,840 (estimate CHF55,000 – 65,000).
A 1985 BMW Alpina B9 3.5, one of just 500 based on the E28 528i, crossed the block with a pre-sale estimate of CHF40,000 – 50,000. The 196,000km example – repainted in its original Agate green in 2019 following a colour change and two decades of minimal use – attracted a winning bid of CHF45,920.
Success among the entries at Classicbid’s 7 December sale included a 1959 Fiat 600 Multipla with an Abarth upgrade kit – the subject of an older restoration – achieving €23,000 (guide €26,000), and a two-owner 1979 BMW 633 CSi, in dry storage from 1985 until 2012, taking €18,000 (guide €16,500).
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