The digital page-turning catalog is live for Broad Arrow Auctions’ next sale — Passion for the Drive: The Cars of Jim Taylor. The event roars to life October 14 and 15 in Mr. Taylor’s hometown of Gloversville, NY. An eclectic bunch of 120 automobiles from the likes of Allard, Ford, Ferrari, Shelby and many others will cross the auction block — nearly all without reserve. The sale will also include over 500 lots of memorabilia and collectable tin and porcelain signs, as well as model and toy cars.
One of the sales headliners is a British automotive legend — a 1955 Jaguar D-type. The sports racer is one of approximately 60 produced and is finished in “Special Blue.” More importantly, the D-type retains its original engine, has never been crashed and remains quite original. Delivered new to the U.K.’s Colonel Ronnie Hoare, it has since been owned by the Nigel Moores, Evert Louwman and John McCaw.
Shelby and high-performance Fords are well represented at the Passion for the Drive auction, they include a 2020 Ford GT ’69 Heritage Edition, 1966 Shelby GT350 H and a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429. Two Cobras will cross the block in Gloversville — a 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra and a 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra — as will a duo of 1965 GT350s. The first is a very original, stripe delete 1965 Shelby GT350, and the second a correctly restored 1965 Shelby GT350 that retains its original engine and sheet metal.
Mr. Taylor’s collection also contains many lots with pre-sale estimates at or below $100k. A few of the many lots fitting that criteria include a 1957 Jaguar XK 150 MC 3.8 Drophead Coupe, 1964 Porsche 356 C 1600 SC Coupe and a 1960 MG MGA 1600 Mk I Roadster. For American car fans there is a 1956 Buick Roadmaster Convertible, 1932 Ford V8 DeLuxe Cabriolet and a 2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SLP Firehawk. Also earning top marks on the coolness scale is a 1967 Dodge A100 Van with 1968 Serro Scotty Sportsman Gaucho travel trailer.