Morphy’s Las Vegas Automobile Auction debut set for April 25

Rosso Corsa 1986 Ferrari 328 GTS with beige interior, 3.2-liter V8 engine and 16,000 original miles. Est. $85,000-$110,000. Morphy Auctions image

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – More than 40 fresh-to-the-market classic cars are lined up and ready to take the spotlight at Morphy’s inaugural West Coast Automobile Auction, April 25th in Las Vegas. Rare Porsches, Jaguars, ’60s muscle cars and other top-notch vehicles will be offered, each hand-chosen for the boutique event by Morphy’s uncompromising automotive experts, with quality and originality in mind. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

At Morphy’s first automotive auction, held at the company’s flagship Pennsylvania showroom in October 2014, 40 premier vehicles were sold, including a 1987 Ferrari Testarossa that realized $85,800; a 1952 Jaguar XK120 that reached $88,000; and a 1955 Porsche Speedster that commanded $198,000. 

The April Las Vegas auction will follow — and likely exceed — that success, with featured lots such as an extremely rare 1948 Pontiac Silver Streak “Woody” wagon, outfitted with nearly all available options for its model year, including Hydramatic transmission. Additionally, the Woody retains its original canvas top, wood panels, interior details and floor mats, as well as original books and advertising brochures.

“There isn’t a beach in California where this beauty wouldn’t turn heads. It’s quite likely the finest known original example of a standard-model 1948 Pontiac Silver Streak Woody and has only 35,000 original miles on its odometer,” said Bill Windham, VP of Morphy’s Automobile division. But as desirable as this car might be to well-heeled surfers and Malibu millionaires, it has never been used to haul longboards. It has had only two owners, the first being a wealthy family from Cleveland who traveled round trip in the classy station wagon to their summer home in the Catskills. The second owner is the person who has consigned the car to Morphy’s April 25 auction.

“It wasn’t an everyday car by any means, and undoubtedly it was stored in a climate-controlled garage, because it’s in fantastic condition,” said Windham. “It looks brand new.” The Woody is estimated at $150,000-$175,000.

Another standout in the auction is a blue 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1600 Speedster, with a 1964 Porsche 356C motor and vintage livery from its participation in the La Carrera Classic. Held by the same owner since 1975, this rare model has 40 years of maintenance records, rally history, and a factory COA. Estimate: $250,000-$275,000.

This 1951 Chevy 3100 pick-up truck is fully restored to the highest standard with rare options, estimate $40,000-$50,000.

The auction also features several unique motorcycles, including a jaw-dropping, custom-built, 2009 Big Bear Choppers Criss Angel “Believe” tribute motorcycle, powered by an S&S Cycle X-Wedge 114-CID engine, with a dramatic black-and-red-flame paint job and only 25 original miles. It’s entered with a $25,000-$30,000 estimate.

For speed and Italian style, you can’t beat this iconic Rosso Corsa 1986 Ferrari 328 GTS with beige interior, 3.2-liter V8 engine and only 16,000 original miles, estimate $85,000-$110,000.

Morphy’s April 25 Las Vegas Automobile Auction will start at 12 noon Pacific Time / 3 p.m. Eastern Time, with absentee and Internet live bidding available through LiveAuctioneers. For additional information on any automobile or motorcycle in the auction, call Bill Windham at 717-335-3435; email

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