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WHAT ARE THEY WORTH? 167 COLLECTOR CARS EVALUATED BY OUR EXPERTS SKeith Martin's 1 MARKET s Car 1 A The Insider's Guide to Collecting Classic, Antique, Sports & Muscle Cars FAMOUS RACER "THUMPER" BRINGS $88,000 Big money despite no serious period provenance. APRIL 2004 $6 95US $9.95CAN 1 714 11 1 11 04> 86 01003 6 UP-TO-DATE PORSCHE VALUE AND APPRECIATION GUIDE FERRARI SWB A BARGAIN AT $883,000 BMW SUES AN AUTOMOBILIA COLLECTOR HOW TO BECOME AN APPRAISER

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.  13: •"1It  r"..$ • ••••.-  : . ,VA c. We are delighted to announce our selection by Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance to conduct the most exciting and important classic car auction in the world. The premiere venue for buying and selling the most rare, beautiful and collectible historic automobiles. SUNDAY, AUGUST 15, 2004 6:00 PM PEBBLE BEACH EQUESTRIAN CENTER ON( Ot  dI.1.1 I, t( P ,-bh14 BParh" Pebble Beach Concours d'Elecanceo. the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegancem Logo and distinctive images of Pebble Beacho are trademarks, service marks and trade dress of Pebble Beach Company. Used by permission GOODING Ek COMPANY FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, COLLECTION ADVISORY OR APPRAISAL SERVICES, CONTACT: FAX: (310) 899-0930  TEL: (310) 899-1960 DAVID GOODING E-MAIL: davidgoodingco@msn.com 3 5 4 1 2 T H STREET  SANTA MONICA CA 90402

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MOTOR CAR COMPANY SYMBOLIC II I IA • II I Il I VI ' II I  111 • 1966 AC Cobra 427 • 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B • 1983 Arrows A6 F-1 • 1998 BMW V12 LMP • 2001 G- Force F-3000 • 2003 Dodge Viper Comp. Coupe • 1971 Ferrari 512M Replica • 1993 Jaguar Xi 220 • 1987 Lancia LC2 • 1946 Maserati 4CL-1500 • 1992 Nissan 300ZX GTP • 1985 Porsche 962 Factory "Rothmans" • 1987 Porsche 959 1998 BMW V12 LMP w w.ti 1 j 11111011C MO 101S.00 111 7440 La Jolla Blvd. • La Jolla, CA 92037 • (858) 454-1800 • Fax (858) 454-1890

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AlfaParts  MASERATI Sports Car Keith Martin's MARKET Vol. U . # -/ 44Fr Modern Lamborghinis: Dedicated service bay no longer required. See Mike Sheehan's comparo with late model Ferraris on p. 35. 167 COLLECTOR CARS RATED BY OUR EXPERTS 56  68  76  84  Russo and Steele, Scottsdale, AZ - Dan Grunwald A prototype1966 Shelby GT350 was the star at $280k. Kruse International, Dallas, TX - John Rogers 230 cars sell for $2.8m at the 30th annual sale here. '84 Alfa: Just one of 264 collectibles hammered sold at Silver Arizona. PROFILES 32  38  40  42  44  48  You might think S62k is crazy money for a 280SL, but we disagree. Cover photograph: RM Auctions and Porsche 8 50  Silver, Ft. McDowell, AZ - B. Mitchell Carlson 58% sold and over $4 million in sales, a 31% increase over last year. Kruse International, Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Dave Kinney Don't you wish you'd been there when the Ferrari 412i sold for $14,904? 1961 250 GT SWB Berlinetta - Steve Ahlgrim $833k was a bargain for this dual-purpose thoroughbred. 1964 Lotus Elan 51 1600 Convertible - Steve Serio An Elan so rusty it qualifies as an "underwater basket case." 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale - Donald Osborne There's no more stylish auto available in the same price range. 1956 Talbot-Lago 114 LS Special - Raymond Milo Very rare and very slow. 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Cabriolet - Craig Morningstar Why $62k wasn't crazy money. 1933 Cadillac V16 Convertible Victoria - Carl Bomstead Great car, horrible market timing. 1966 Corvette - Thor Thorson More famous now than it ever was when new. Sports Car Market

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Bonham 1793 Geneva Salon International de l'Automobile Collectors' Sports and Grand Touring Cars 8 March 2004 Entries for this sale are now invited Bonhams' sale at Geneva's Salon International de l'Automobile is the only auction of its kind, held during Europe's most prestigious motor show where new models from the world's top manufacturers vie for the attention of the movers and shakers of the automotive world. Consistently achieving record prices and attracting car enthusiasts in their thousands, it is the perfect venue to present any important motor car for sale. Europe  7 Avenue Pictet de Rochemont  1207 Geneva  Switzerland  +41 (0) 22 300 3160  A  a  IN I  UK  10 Salem Road  Bayswater  London W2 4DL  ■■ I +44 (0)20 7313 2700  a  a  USA  220 San Bruno Avenue  San Francisco  California 94103  +1(415) 861 7500  A  '  ' •  Australia 7 Anderson Street Sydney Australia 2028 +61 (02) 9327 7311 •  •  •

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oi e Fortunately the time-warping Flux Capacitor was in good condition since they are expensive to rebuild. The seller's wife was ecstatic when high bid was reached... enough said. Auction analyst John Rogers report on the Kruse Dallas auction begins on p. 84. Then, in case you missed it the first time, Dave Kinney evaluates the same car when it shows up at Kruse Ft. Lauderdale, p. 68. COLUMNS 12 Shifting Gears Keith Martin 14 The Inside Line / Crossing The Block Cindy Banzer 22 Affordable Classic: 1982-93 Ford Mustang 5.0 B. Mitchell Carlson 24 Legal Files: Sued by BMW John Draneas 26 Ask the X-Perts: Of Murcielagos & Mondial Cabs Steve Serio and John Apen 28 SCM Around the World: London to Brighton 2003 Robert Ames 30 Collecting Thoughts: So You Want To Be An Appraiser Dave Kinney 35 Sheehan Speaks: Ferrari vs. Lamborghini, Part ll Michael Sheehan 46 Porsche Gesprach: Your Money, Your Car, My Decision Jim Schrager 92 Motobilia: $10,350 For a Six-Foot Cadillac Sign Carl Bomstead 93 Bike Buys: 1969-76 Kawasaki Mach Ill Paul Duchene 106 eWatch: Huge Money for a Stinking Can of Oil Carl Bomstead FEATURES & DEPARTMENTS 16 Auction Calendar 19 You Write, We Read 43 Mystery Photo 89 Fresh Meat - 2004 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, 2002 Ferrari 575 Maranello, 2002 Aston Martin Vanquish 90 Price Guide - German and Etceterini Be careful where you hang your sign. BMW is watching. 1 0  CLASSIFIEDS 20 Display Advertisers Index 36 Ferrari 39 English 41 Alfa Romeo 43 Etceterini 47 German 49 American 52 Vintage Race Cars 98 Showcase Gallery 100 Resource Directory Sports Car Market '41 BMW 327 Cabriolet sells for S48,710 on eBay. 93 Glovebox Notes - 2004 Audi S4, 2004 Nissan Quest 94 Neat Stuff 96 20 Year Picture - Lagonda, Quattroporte, 450SEL 6.9 96 97 Mystery Photo Answers Comments With Your Renewals When your one-cylinder engine starts to miss, it's time to think about walking.

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Bonham" Et BUTTERFIELDS INCORPORATING BROOKS AUCTIONEERS Brookline An Important Sale of Collectors' Motor Cars, Motorcycles and Automobilia May 1, 2004 Larz Anderson Auto Museum Brookline MA, USA 93 Consignments Now Invited To consign your motor car, motorcycle or automobilia for this sale, please contact one of the following specialists: Mark Osborne (415) 391 4000, mark.osborne@bonhams.com Andrew Reilly (415) 503 3285, andrew.reilly@bonhams.com Malcolm Barber (415) 503 3203, malcolm.barber@bonhams.com Jonathan Stein (610) 779 9710, jonathan.stein@bonhams.com Tom Black (503) 239 0227, tom.black@bonhams.com Michael Fisher (305) 705 0531, michael.fisher@bonhams.com Toby Wilson 011 44 20 7313 3147, toby.wilson@bonhams.com (automobilia) Mike FitzSimons (203) 622 6093, bonhams@fiteng.com (motorcycles) Evan 'de (617) 522 6547, ide@mot.org , Curator, Larz Anderson Auto Museum Already consigned: 1 1939 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Sport Saloon 2 1921 Stanley 7 Passenger Touring Car. 3 Hibou (1931), Comete (1925), and Renard (1930) Car Mascots by Rene Laligue. Consigned to this auction as part of a collection that includes the complete set of Laligue Mascots 4 1948 Vincent Rapide Series B 1000cc. San Francisco, California 94103  +1 (415) 391 4000 Bonhams & Butterfields  220 San Bruno Avenue  USA  +1 (415) 391 4040 fax UK Bonhams Montpelier Street London SW7 1HH +44 (0) 20 7393 3900 +44 (0) 20 7393 3905 fax Europe Bonhams 7, Av. Pictet de Rochemont 1207 Geneva, Switzerland +41 22 300 3160 +41 22 300 3035 fax 4) 2004, Bonhams & Butterfields. All rights reserved. MA Auctioneers License Nos. 2595, 2656

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Shifting Gears / Keith Martin America By Fiat C balk it up to the power of the press. Two months ago, I mentioned that I was looking for a Ferrari GTC/4. In response to that, SCMer Howard Jacobs, of suburban Cleveland, wrote us advising that rather than a C/4, we should consider a 456 GTA, similar to the one he used as a daily driver. ("You Write," March 2004, page 14.) A few days later, as part of a continued e-mail exchange, he dropped this fatally baited hook into my inbox: "An 'orphan' I currently have is a 1960 Fiat 2100, a large (for Fiat) six-seater Berlina, with a straight-sixcylinder engine. Even my friend Ray Boniface, Sr., from whom you bought your Lancia Flaminia Zagato some time ago, didn't know what it was when he first saw it. I'm looking for a good home for it, but until I find someone willing to adopt it, I'll just have to take care of it." Orphan? Unknown? Straight-six? Like a hound-dog with its nose to the ground, we followed the spoor of the Italian prey. "Howard, stupidly, I am interested in the Fiat 2100. More details, please." SETTING THE HOOK Sensing that he had snared a live one, he responded immediately. "I purchased the car about three years ago from my Italian mechanic, who was retiring and closing his shop. The odo reads about 75,000 miles. He had owned the car for around 10 years, and I had noticed it every time I took my GTV-6 Maratona in for service (a 1984 with 12,000 miles, that I sold last year to make way for the 456). He also gave me (free) a Bianchina, a Fiat 500 and a Fiat 1100, which I gave to a good friend of mine who is a Fiat fan. "Although I didn't want, nor need another car—not that that's ever been an issue—I took the 2100 in to save it for someone who would appreciate it. (I already had 11 cars, much to my wife's displeasure. As I mentioned in my original letter to you, among my other cars are the 456, a 550 Maranello, a 993 Porsche Cab, a 993 Twin Turbo, a 1972 Impala 402 convertible and a Cayenne Turbo.) The car ran fine when I got it, but the brakes were dismal, so I had White Post Restorations redo the entire brake system, including master and slave cylinders, drums, etc. "I also had the plugs, plug wires, distributor cap, rotor, etc., replaced and the engine tuned up. Items such as the thermostat, radiator hoses, idler arm in the steering, etc. were replaced as necessary. The cross-ply tires have lots of tread, but are obviously hard with age. "The car is in decent driving condition, pretty much original, and can be driven and enjoyed as is. As far as I know, everything works, including the 'tube' AM radio. There is a four-speed column shift, which is remarkably easy to shift, as is the clutch. I taught my older son to drive a stick with this car about three years ago. "The paint is worn, but serviceable, with only one very small area of rust and Bondo just behind the top of one of the headlights. There is also some surface rust on the chrome, from sitting so long. I have not found any other corrosion. 12  "After a recent clutch master/slave rebuild, when I drove the car back to my warehouse where I store it, about 25 miles, everything worked and I cruised comfortably on the freeway at 55-60 mph. I could have driven much faster, but the wheels need balancing. "I have $2,500 in the car, which is what I would like to sell it for. White Post alone charged around $1,500. I would bet that this Fiat 2100 would garner more attention at any car show than any GTC/4 or 308." Sparing you the gory details, suffice it to say that a few days and $2,000 later (never let it be said that we're not shrewd, hard-nosed negotiators), the car was ours. We paid another $400 to have new radial tires and tubes installed and balanced. Jacobs graciously threw in another $500 worth of mechanical work, having his mechanic check and change all the fluids. WE BUY, YOU DRIVE Cleveland is, according to Rand McNally, exactly 2,459 miles from Portland. We could have the Fiat trucked to us, but somehow, that seems like cheating. Here's what we've come up with: Our managing editor, Jeff Sabatini, in a momentary lapse of sanity, has agreed to drive the car from Cleveland to Chicago. We need your assistance to get it the rest of the way to Portland—assuming of course, that we even manage to get it to Chicago. We're looking for individuals crazy enough to drive the car, in stages, across the country. We have no time frame in mind, but as a rule of thumb we would like each leg of the trip to bring the car a little further west, but if you have a compelling reason to take the car east first (or south, north, whatever) we're open to your story. Not a high point of Italian styling. As no car magazine road trip is complete without graphics, we'd also like to know if any SCM'ers would be interested in creating a visual package we could slap on the car for the trip. To sign up for SCM's "America By Fiat" road trip, please contact Jeff directly, at copyed@sportscarmarket.com . We'll be ready to pop open a bottle of Asti Spumanti when you pull into the driveway of the SCM world headquarters. A MENAGERIE In the meantime, Cindy's blue 308 is being shipped by Intercity from its Miami home to Portland, and I'm still pawing through the cars I've been offered. They include nine C/4s, two 365 GT 2+2s, three 400s, a 250 GTE, three E-type coupes, two Maserati 3500 GTs and a purple Pinzgauer 410 named Barney. With a Ferrari and Fiat already on the way, I'm beginning to think that rather than another Italian, an E-type Jaguar coupe might be a nice addition to the mix. Horses and cats all in the same barn, so to speak. As always, I'm open to your suggestions, at keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com.• Sports Car Market

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   MECUM March 12-13  Des Moines, IA  March 26-27  Knoxville,TN  Iowa State Fairgrounds  Collector Car Auction 30'h Edition Hawkeye Classic Auction & Expo  All Collector Cars Welcome  At the Corvette Expo and Muscle Car Show  Featuring Corvettes.  April 2-3  Del Mar, CA  April 30-May 1  Collector Car Auction  At the Goodguys 4th Eagle One Rod & Custom Nationals  All Collector Cars Welcome  Del Mar Fairgrounds Kansas City, MO  All Collector Cars Welcome  May 28-31  Belvidere, IL  June 18-19  St. Paul, MN  June 25-27  St. Charles, IL  Spring K.C. Dream Classic Auction & Expo  Business Technology Center & Exhibit Hall 250 C ara • 17th Annual Rockford Spring Classic Auction & Expo America's Premier Muscle Car Sale  All Collector Cars Welcome  Boone County Fairgrounds Collector Car Auction  At the MSRA 31" Back to the 50's  All Collector Cars Welcome  Minnesota State Fairgrounds Gold Rush Auction  , ? 250 Car S*?  Vnilv Cothrstaw Oar , ,,,!,,m -‘ - ' . . geneling I I I 1 AP 11111■ V% NB A MI A  Ns. 46. Mil IL/114 MI" 250  Cars!  *  Open to All Collector Cars 25 Years and Older. 250 Chilhowee Park Cars*   i COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONEERS Early 2004 Schedule st)t Aill /Frit if.41110,A-11. Jilftre 11%., .11111100, it 1 'mi l ilimi-mmorgo..- ii 1.141 , i virwi. ' , iNv .0, 1.  ilio, aff 1111Insiii ar 600 C "S.  grail— - f 400 CarS.  At the 32' Annual Bloomington Gold Corvettes USA The Premier Corvette Auction  At the Granddaddy of Corvette Shows. Corvettes Only  Pheasant Run Resort 0  JO' 31ECIC31 KNOWS TO SELL OR BUY AT ANY OF THESE EVENTS 815-568-8888 www.mecumauction.com Corvettes Hot Rods Muscle Cars 50's 60's 70's Antiques Classics Sports and Vintage Race Cars  l  __,,.....,...k  .. 1111  r D , MINNESOTA STREET ROD ASSOCIATION . 400 Corvettes.  7 /  iliffikaiihnirrahl ow-ii 1  .. ____ -..._ 1 F-1__I-F279 I — "1-1  --j

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News  (IN) Please send upcoming news, event or auction information to insideline@sportscarmarket.com. scm Happenings Sign up today for the 2nd SCM Car Collector's Tour to England, including the Goodwood Revival historic races. Presented by SCM and Steve Austin's Great Vacations, it includes factory tours, Bonharns Goodwood auction, personal paddock tour led by Alain de Cadenet, museums and narrated English countryside excursions. Held 8/30/04-9/8/04, limited space still available. See page 102. Call for brochure 800.452.8434; 503.266.4079; email steveaustin@canby.com . (UK) ✓ When Keith Crain, owner of Crain Communications, the publisher of Auto Week and Automotive News, proposed to his future wife, Mary Kay Crain, he promised her an exciting life and a Rolls-Royce. On their 25th anniversary, Crain fulfilled the automotive part of his promise by having a black 2004 Phantom waiting for her in their garage. Said Mary Kay, "I was totally surprised and I feel very spoiled, but I love the car." SCMassumes that she has already found the quarter-century with Mr. Crain to have more than its share of excitement. Overheard Transitions collector William L. Finefrock died from injuries sustained in a house fire. Finefrock was one of the early editors at AutoWeek and was more recently involved with the International Automotive Media Awards (IAMA), which has named its journalism scholarship after him. Donations may be made in his name to the Burn Unit, Univ. of Calif. Davis Medical Center, 2315 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817; or to the National Automotive Museum, Attn: Exec. Dir. Jackie Frady, The Harrah Collection, 10 Lake St. S, Reno, NV 89501. ✓ On 1/25/04, automotive journalist and 14  v Mark your calendars for the SCM Insider's seminars on 3/12/04 at The RM Auction at Amelia Island, FL, and on 3/19/04-3/20/04 at the Barrett-Jackson Florida auction. For details contact David Slama, 503.261.0555 x206; david.slama@sportscannarket.com . (FL) 4/ for Kruse International's 13th annual Auburn Spring Motorfair: The new dates are 4/29/04-4/30/04, 5/1/04-5/2/04. For more information contact Stephanny Smith 260.920.1692. 4/ The Hagerty Protection Network Miles Morris and Malcolm Welford announce the formation of their new company, Morris & Welford, LLC, specialist consultants and brokers for collectors. Morris is based in Weston, CT, and Welford is based in Ivine, CA. Miles Morris: 203.722.3333, miles@morrisand welford.com; Malcolm Welford: 949.260.1636, Events v This year's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance will host three events: "Great Designers and Great Designs," a seminar held Friday, 3/12/04, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of The Ritz-Carlton, featuring top designers from Chrysler, Ford and General Motors; "The Legends of Indy" seminar scheduled for Friday, 3/12/ 04, from 4:00-6:00 p.m., a panel discussion featuring Bobby Unser, Johnny Rutherford, Bobby Rahal and Chris Economaki; and "Chrysler Presents The Great Automotive Photographers Exhibit." For further information, please contact Valerie Brown at 904.636.0027 or visit www.ameliaconcours.org . (FL) Bugatti Owner's Club announces its 2004 calendar of events: Midland Hillclimb Championship, 4/3/04-4/4/04; British Hillclimb Championship, 5/1/04-5/2/04; 75th Anniversary Meeting, 6/26/04-6/27/04; Vintage Sports Car Club Meeting, 8/7/048/8/04; British/Midland Hillclimb Championships, 9/4/04-9/5/04; and Midland Hillclimb Championship, 9/25/04-9/26/04. For further information contact Sue Ward: 01242.673136, c lub@bugatti . co .uk; or visit www.bugatti.co.u1c/club. (UK) V The Jaguar Car Club of North Florida is presenting an all-British car show and display on 4/17/04 at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, FL. Legendary driver Bob Tullius will be the guest speaker at the Saturday Charity Banquet. Contact Gaye Hanley: 904.716.9572. (FL) The annual four-day vintage auto rally Bell Lexus Copperstate 1000, held 4/18/044/21/04, travels 1,000 miles through Arizona. Organized by the Phoenix Art Museum's Men's Arts council, more than 60 selected sports, racing and GT cars manufactured before January 1, 1970, will participate. For more information call 602.307.2060 or visit 4/ To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the launch of the 275 GTB and GTS, Ferrari is organizing an official meeting, the 275 Tour, which will be held in Maranello and Tuscany on 6/15/04-6/20/04. The meeting is open to all 275 models, including the GTB, GTS, GTB4, GTB Competizione and Spider NART. For further information contact Joanne Marshall: +39.0536.949080, 275tour@ownersferrari .com. (Italy)• www.copperstate1000.com . (AZ) v On 5/1/04-5/2/04, The Vintage Racing Club of British Columbia Historic Motor Races will take place at The River's Edge road course at Mission Raceway Park in British Columbia. They will be hosting over one hundred vintage, historic and classic sports and racing car up to 1974. For more information visit www.vrcbc.ca. (BC) ' The British Motorcar Club puts on a charity event at Chateau Elan Winery and resort in Braselton, GA. This year is the 21st Annual British Motorcar Day on 5/18/04. Entry is open to all British cars. Pre-registered cars are $15 and $20 day of show. Questions and information contact Ken Yokelson: 770.804.9380 or www.atlantabritishmotorcarday.com . (GA) 4/ Sports Car Market (HPN) announces it is accepting applications for its Hagerty Fund for Historic Vehicle Preservation and Education Scholarships for 2004-2005. Three automotive restoration education scholarships, a design education scholarship, and a variety of new grants for historic vehicle safety and education will be given. For detailed eligibility information visit wwvv.hagertyfund.org or contact Kim Milman: 818.992.4353, kmilinan@jmprpublicrelations .com. (MI) 6/ v Please note the following change in dates malcolm@morrisandwelford.com . (CT, CA) ~~H&H Classic Auctions announces a competition to "Find a New Auction Venue" in the south of England. The winning entrant will be given £1,000 cash and a year's free subscription to H&H's auction catalogues, and be invited to participate in the London to Brighton run in a 1904 Cadillac. Entries due by May 1, 2004. For full terms and conditions, visit www.classic-auctions.com , e-mail competition@classic-auctions.co.uk , or call 1925.730630, 1925.730830 fax. (UK) ~~Coys of Kensington announces that one of the companies within the Coys Group has been granted a CVA (Company Voluntary Agreement), a private agreement with creditors concerning debt repayment that resembles an American bankruptcy. London's Daily Telegraph reported on January 22 that, "The majority of the 33 creditors are sellers whose cars were successfully sold" at auction, but were not paid. Approximately £1.65 million ($3.1 million) is owed, according to Coys, which states that it will continue its sales with a new accounting system. (UK)

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Crossing The Block PRI View 3/21/04, will feature an authentic automobilia auction each day of the main auction from 9:0010:00 a.m., as well as the Grand Marketplace, a collection of over 150 specialty merchandise exhibits. 480.421.6694, www.barrettjackson.com. (FL) /This year's 2nd Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction, 3/18/04 vChristie's Exceptional Motor Cars sale to be held in London on 3/29/04, will feature an ultra-rare example of the 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, chassis number 5685. This car is one of only 22 built in right-hand drive form. Currently in the stable of its third owner from new, it remains in good original condition. 44.20.7389.2851. www.christies.com . (UK) The next auction from l'art et Pautomobile will be their first held online at www.arteautoauction.com on 3/31/04. '61 Rolls-Royce Phantom offered by Potts Auction Company. of the late Frank Pierce in Chickamauga, GA. This sale will include a '61 Rolls-Royce Phantom, once owned by Red Skelton, several Corvettes, and a 1930 Pierce Arrow rumble seat coupe. 800.601.2888, www.pottsauction.com . (GA) vBonhams & Butterfields is pleased to announce its sale of Collectors' Motorcycles and Automobilia, 5/1/04. This sale will be held at the Calendar  RIMS 3 JUILLET 1938 • ._. J One n/ the 200 lots to be auctioned on/in, byl'art et l'automobile. They will feature 200 lots, including factory literature, photographs, mascots, and posters. 631.329.8580, www.arteauto.com . (NY) vSpectrum Auctions' 10th Annual Palm Springs Car Classic, to be held from 4/2/044/4/04, adjacent to Saturday's Cruise-In at the Spea Resort & Casino. Friday night over 50 automobiles will be offered at no reserve. and 400 classic cars will be auctioned throughout the weekend. 818.999.0832, www.spectrum auctions.com. (CA) vAll collector cars are welcome at the Goodguys Collector Car Auction by Mecum Auctions, 4/2/04-4/3/04 held at the fairgrounds in Del Mar, CA. Among the many cars offered is a 1968 Chevy Camaro Pro Street. 815.568.8888, www.mecumauction.com. (CA) 16 All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. Email auction info to: insideline@ sportscannarket.corn. MARCH Iowa — March 12-13 MECUM — Des Moines Florida — March 13 RM —Amelia Island Florida — March 18-21 BARRETT-JACKSON — West Palm Beach Oregon — March 27 SILVER — Portland Tennessee — March 26-27 MECUM — Knoxville Florida — March 27-28 KRUSE — Fort Myers England — March 29 CHRISTIE'S — London APRIL California — April 2-3 MECUM — Del Mar California-. April 2-4 SPECTRUM — Palm Springs Ontario — April 2-4 RM — Toronto Utah — April 3 SILVER — Salt Lake City Arkansas — April 3-4 KRUSE — Hot Springs England — April 6-7 H&H — Buxton, Derbyshire Michigan —April 23-25 RM — Novi Missouri —April 23-25 BRANSON — Branson Georgia —April 24 POTTS — Chicamauga England —April 25 BONHAMS — Stafford Texas —April 30-May 2 RM — Houston MAY New York — May 1 CHRISTIE'S — New York City Nevada — May 1-2 SILVER — Reno Indiana — May 6-9 KRUSE — Auburn England — May 8 BONHAMS — Newport Pagnell England — May 8-9 H&H — Derbyshire Nevada — May 21-23 KRUSE — Las Vegas JUNE New York—June 7 CHRISTIE'S —New York City Oklahoma —June 11-13 KRUSE —Tulsa Indiana —June 22-27 KRUSE —Auburn England—June 25 BONHAMS —Goodwood - hold the Salt Lake City Estate Auction. Fiftyeight cars will be sold to the highest bidder at no reserve, including some automotive memorabilia. 800.255.4485, www.silverauctions.com . (UT) vPotts Auction Company will hold an auction, 4/24/04, of 50 collector cars from the estate vOn Saturday, 4/3/04, Silver Auctions will Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, MA. 415.391.4000, www.butterfields.com . (MA) Bonhams & Buttetfields will auction this '48 Vincent Rapide Series B 1000cc. held by RM Auctions on 1/5/04, will take place at the South Shore Harbor Resort. Among the many cars offered will be a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTS, a 1932 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Henley roadster, and a 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE. 519.352.4575. www.rmauctions.com. (TX) Bonhams Monaco Sale, 5/15/2004, will feature a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C that raced at Le Mans at 1966, and a 1998 MercedesBenz CLK GTR-LM that raced Le Mans in 1998. The auction will be held during the Historic Fl Grand Prix. www.bonhams.com (Monaco)* iThis year's Houston Classic auction, Sports Car Market

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If You Don't Put It in Your Garage, It Might Wind Up in a Museum. The vintage Mercedes-Benz vehicles offered for sale by the Classic Center in Fellbach, Germany, are among the finest you'll find anywhere. They range from lovingly maintained daily drivers to frame-off restorations done by factory-trained craftsmen using authentic build sheets and genuine Mercedes-Benz parts. And while it's true that many of these cars are worthy of being displayed in museums, they'd be much happier if they found new homes in the garages of individual enthusiasts. We have a hunch you feel the same way. To review the superb vehicles currently available, and to find out how you can purchase one, please call us at 866-MBCLASSIC (622-5277). Passion. Unlike any other. ©2003 Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. A DaimlerChrysler Company, Brand Event Marketing len riles Benz

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You Write, We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: youwrite@sportscarmarket.com THANK YOU, MR. MEYER & MR. MESSER Dear SCM: A holiday trip to Venice, California, to visit my wife's cousin and her family gave me an opportunity to visit the Petersen Museum on the Tuesday before Christmas. While wandering around the second floor, I happened to walk into the Bruce Meyer Gallery. After a minute or two, I noticed Bruce Meyer engaged in conversation with another gentleman. After waiting a minute or two for a break in the conversation, I walked over, introduced myself, wished Mr. Meyer a happy holiday and thanked him for all he has done for the hobby. To be honest, I really only expected the usual pleasantries and then a courteous brush-off. Instead he introduced me to his companion, Dick Messer, director of the museum, who asked me if I was enjoying myself. After establishing that I wasn't one of the Tacoma LeMays of car collecting fame, Bruce asked if I might like to walk along with them as they checked on some exhibits. After spending a few minutes with Irmy Immerson, a three-time Oakland Roadster Show winner who was busy setting up an exhibit, we took the elevator down to what is called "the vault." This is a garage that spans the entire basement of the museum; it's where the rest of the museum's collection is stored when not on display. In addition, members of the museum also have cars stored there, and there were cars on their way in or out from exhibits. As you might expect, the range of cars went from a '70s Ferrari F! to a Daytona, F50, 275 GTB, Mercedes-Benz Gullwing, Duesenbergs, the Doane roadster, etc. As we walked up one aisle and 18  down the next, I was treated to a "behind the scenes" commentary until it was time to go back upstairs to the first floor to complete my tour. All in all, what I can only describe as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Yet, if you were to •„7,–, tit . . • • n been only three documented owners since new, and the car has been garaged since 1972. It has only 5,000 miles on it since completion of the restoration, and is a joy to drive. Looking at the SCM Gold auction results for TFs over the last few years, they barely make  SPORTS CAR MARKET EDITOR & PUBLISHER Keith Martin EXECUTIVE EDITOR Cindy Banzer MANAGING EDITOR Jeff Sabatini PRODUCTION MANAGER David Slama ART DIRECTOR Kirsten Onoday SUBSCRIPTIONS Kristen Hall-Geisler Copy EDITORS Bill Neill Kathy Karapondo $25,000 In the late '80s, Frank Churchill (the founder of the New England MG T Register) wrote that TFs and T CS would be worth $100,000 by 2000. What went wrong? ask me for the one thing which made the most lasting impression on me from my entire experience at the Petersen, it was how genuinely warm and friendly both Bruce Meyer and Dick Messer were. WA — Chris LeMay, Lynnwood, WAITING FOR A $100,000 MG-IF Dear SCM: I own a 1954 MG-TF 1500 (one of 3,200 built) that was the subject of a profession, frame-up restoration in 1982-1984. I spent approximately $40,000 (in 1983 dollars) on what most who look at the car believe is a fantastic job. Every last nut and bolt was disassembled, the engine and transmission were rebuilt, the body tub was completely remade in Maryland white oak (by a guy who makes body tubs for Auburn boat-tailed Speedsters) and every existing body panel was either completely redone in lead or exchanged for an NOS panel. In short, no expense was spared and every last bit of work was documented through photographs and invoices. There have to $30,000 at auction. Why? In the late '80s, Frank Churchill (the founder of the New England MG T Register) wrote that TFs and TCs would be worth $100,000 by 2000. What went wrong? —Bill Canfield, Bethesda, MD Bill, with 3,400 built, you have high production numbers for a collectible, meager performance, and non-groundbreak- ing styling (the TC led the way, the TD and the TF merely followed). The TF may be the best car of the bunch, but it will always be a second-tier collectible, and I predict it will stay in the $25,000$35,000 range for the foreseeable future.—K.M MY 300SL DAILY DRIVER Dear SCM: I noticed that you guys published a picture of one of my cars last fall (in the October 2003 "You Write"). I had my 1957 300SL roadster parked on SE Morrison in Portland, OR. I drive a classic to work every day during the spring, summer and fall—any day it's not raining too hard or long. Keep up the good work, you guys are fantastic!—Jeff Mincheff, Portland, OR FLOGGING ONLY RETRO DESIGNS Dear SCM: Foul! Waves of revulsion and nausea swept over me when I saw the Cobra concept on the cover of the March issue. Not only is it crudely styled and an insult to the memory of the real SENIOR AUCTION ANALYSTS Dave Brownell Dave Kinney Richard Hudson-Evans AUCTION ANALYSTS John Apen Chip Baldoni B. Mitchell Carlson Scott Featherman CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Steve Ahlgrim Carl Bomstead John Draneas Bengt Halvorson Jim Schrager Michael Sheehan Thor Thorson CONTRIBUTORS Keith Duly Raymond Milo Donald Osborne Steve Serio Tom Young Marit Anne Peterson I.T. MANAGER Adrian Gilles INTERNET SPECIALIST Matt King FINANCIAL MANAGER Deanne Pierce ACCOUNT MANAGER Kristen Mira EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Lorena Gonzalez ADVERTISING SALES AND INFORMATION Donald Osborne Toll-Free 877.219.2605, ext. 258 Outside US 860.284.0570 fax 860.284.1076 dosbome@sportscarmarket.com SW REGION Cindy Meitle Toll-Free 877.219.2605, ext. 262 fax 480.452.1664 cmeitle@sportscarmarket.com SUBSCRIPTIONS NEW: 800.289.2819 fax 503.253.2234 www.sportscarmarket.com INQUIRIES ABOUT YOUR SUBSCRIPTION? 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11 in II ii lii III II III m II and Enzo Ferraris that require $15,000 brake jobs. It the old pay-to-play thing. And just think, new exotics are vastly better cars than the ones built in the '70s and '80s, when the combination of limited budgets and safety and smog regulations made for some real monsters.—KM ONE OF THE FAMILY Dear SCM: I wanted to fire you off an e-mail to say that I think SCM is a fantastic publication. I've been a subscriber since 1998. While other mags have come and gone, yours is a mainstay and always will be. Part of conspicuous consumption is surrounding yourself with stuff that is ridiculously useless, like diamond tuxedo studs, $50,000 Rolex watches that can't keep time as well as a $10 Wal-Mart Timex, and Enzo Ferraris that require $15,000 brake jobs. Cobra, it's yet another example of the lack of originality at FoMoCo: "Hey, let's redo the original TBird! Hey, let's redo the original GT40! Hey, let's redo the original Mustang! Hey, let's... uh, let's... uh, let's redo the original Cobra!" The originals were all greats, and, as you'll notice, they were all original works. "A powerful statement about Ford's new understanding of its hard-won heritage"? Or does Ford now stand for "Flogging Only Retro Designs"? I've cancelled my subscriptions to other enthusiast magazines because they have become shills for the auto industry, throwing their objectivity in the wastebasket in their eagerness to please the suits. Please don't go down that path. Please don't give them the cover of your wonderful magazine to flaunt their pathetic "concept" vehicles. A new vehicle on the cover is bad enough—one that's not even offered for sale yet is even worse. It's a slippery slope—don't lose your footing! I only say this because I truly do love the magazine, and don't want to see it lose its soul. Don't go corporate on us!—Dave April 2004  LaChance, Conway, MA Dave, I appreciate your passionate response, even if I don't share your feelings. SCM is about examining the entire collector car world, from the earliest Benz Motorwagens to the latest concept cars, some of which might become future collectibles. While I'm not a great fan of the derivative styling of the Ford GT I must say when viewed in the flesh, the Cobra represents exactly the right mix of the brutishness of the original, coupled with a crisp, 21st century sensibility. We choose this particular shot for our cover because we thought it combined the elements of a classic garage with a thoroughly modern car Without question, there were plenty of pathetic concept cars at the Detroit show, but those aren't the ones that made it into SCM. Our pledge to you is that we will never abandon our objective perspective, and willingness to call things as we see them. What we ask of you is that, even if you disagree with us, that you take a moment to consider our reasons for presenting the things that we do.—KM EXPENSIVE AND CRAPPY? Dear SCM: I always look forward to your next issue, especially Sheehan and Schrager. They give an insight into the real world of older cars not fully understood by many of us. Sheehan's February article on Ferrari's "Bad Boys" prompted me to write. I realize ownership of one of these cars is an ego trip and the dollars involved are "chump change" to the owners, but it seems to me Ferrari should be ashamed to sell cars at these prices with such obvious shortcomings. I grant you these "repairs" on what are essentially new cars are, again, chump change for those involved but don't they deserve better?—William Wyckoff Peoria, AZ William, with nearly all types of possessions, the more expensive and exotic, the more high-maintenance they are. Part of conspicuous consumption is surrounding yourself with stuff that is ridiculously useless, like diamond tuxedo studs, $50,000 Rolex watches that can 't keep time as well as a $10 Wal-Mart Timex, Like many readers, I absolutely love your editorial opinions, how you guys never shirk from telling us how you really feel. But even more than that, I love that the magazine makes me feel like I'm part of a community. (You recently likened the magazine to a family dinner discussion. True. True.) While I will probably never be able to actually afford an "Investment Grade A" collectible, SCM feeds my rabid enthusiasm for collecting in general. And I think that's the point, no matter who you are or what marque you collect. I'm an Alfista. I started with a 1984 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, which I bought in 1989 from a dealer in Victoria, B.C. The car only had 18k miles on it and now only has 48k. Like Ms. Banzer and her Alfa, I never intend on selling mine either. It gives me joy beyond measure. (Besides, what would I do with all the books, vintage ads, models, and banners I collected?) The magazine has really evolved since 1998. I look forward to sharing the ride with you guys as you continue to grow. And thanks for the years of joy SCM has brought me.—Jon Finkelstein, Toronto, ON, Canada 19

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Affordable Classic 1982-93 Ford Mustang 5.0 You can build a supercharged 500-hp 'Stang in your backyard for about the price of a Ferrari brake job or long-suffering Mustang fans, the allnew 1979 Mustang was a near-miraculous event after four years of the embarrassing Pinto-based Mustang II. It got even better in 1982, when Dearborn proudly proclaimed that "the Boss is back" with the 5.0-liter engine and the reincarnation of the "GT" name. While the 5.0 could be ordered in any body or trim level, the GT was an exclusively V8-powered model that included larger wheels, stiffer suspension, fog lamps, and sportier seats. The only transmission available was a heavy-duty four-speed manual. For the penny-wise and pound-foolish, a hopeless 4.2liter V8 could be special ordered in a GT for a $57 credit. F The Mustang continued to improve. In mid1983, when a convertible returned to the roster, a five-speed manual became an option, and a slight facelift revised the front fascia, grille and taillights. For 1984, a new "high output," 175-hp 5.0 with a four-barrel carb, mated to a Borg-Warner T-5 five-speed became the base powertrain for the GT. For the first time, 5.0s could be had with an automatic transmission, which also offered throttle-body fuel injection ("CFI"). In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Mustang, a mid-year "GT-350" trim package was offered, with white paint and dark red stripes and interior. Carroll Shelby—at that time souping up Omnis for Chrysler—was not amused and filed suit. The 5.0 was bumped to 210 hp in 1985, the first year for roller-tipped lifters, an improved accessory drive belt system, and stainless tube headers, plus another revision to the front fascia. It was also the last year for the carbureted Mustang. In 1986 a sequential port fuel-injected version of the 5.0 tuned to 200 hp was the only GT powerplant. Around this time, Ford was considering dropping the rear-drive Mustang and replacing it with a Mazda-engineered front-driver. Mustang aficionados went ballistic at the thought of a rice-burning 'Stang, and deluged Ford with mail pleading for continued production in the configuration that God and Lee Iacocca had intended. Ford was also deluged with sales: In 1986 alone, Ford sold 244,410 Mustangs. It decided to leave well enough alone and the would-be Mazda Mustang, the Ford Probe, eventually debuted in 1989. (Ironically, the new 2005 Mustang will be built at the joint-venture plant designed for the now-defunct Probe, in Flat Rock, Michigan.) The first major overhaul of the new Mustang occured in 1987. Along with fresh cosmetics, it received an all-new interior featuring a more ergonomic instrument panel. The 5.0's output 22  1982 Ford Mustang 5.0: The second coming of Ford's pony car was increased to 225 hp and with the exception of minor engineering and styling tweaks, the Mustang remained virtually unchanged through the 1993 model year. During the 5.0's long run, there were also Mustang variants produced for the law enforcement community and special tuner versions from ASC McLaren (1980-90) and Saleen (1984-on). The last hoorah before the 5.0 gave way to Ford's 4.6-liter modular V8 came in 1993, with Ford's SVT group reviving the famous Cobra nameplate. A unique D-code engine produced 235 hp, and to up the ante even more, in mid-year SVT built 107 lightweight Cobra Rs specifically for IMSA and SCCA homologation. Cobra Rs had no back seat, radio, air-conditioning or sound dampening material, and boasted stiffer front struts with Koni shocks at the rear. Even now, 11 years after the last of the 5.0 Mustangs rolled down the Rouge assembly line, aftermarket parts availability is remarkable. Much of this activity centers around bits to help shrink quarter-mile times into the single digits. A5.0 Mustang is among the best bang for the buck in performance available. You can build a supercharged 500-hp 'Stang in your backyard for about the price of a Ferrari brake job. The downside of this performance potential is that 5.0 Mustangs are generally used and abused until thoroughly dead, and left to melt into piles of iron oxide in the driveways of would-be boy racers' parents. Inside the unibodies, rust tends to grow like mushrooms in the dark. When the rocker panels start to get open holes, it's time to scrap the car. Though 5.0 Mustangs are generally reliable, in that they run forever and are cheaper than dirt to fix when they break, Ford's attention to detail in fit and finish was marginal at best. Seats, door panels and other interior appointments seemed to have a design life about the same as a 1960s Fiat, which is to say, about two years at best. As with any inexpensive car, your best and only bet is to look for a low-mileage, clean, adult-driven car. Even if you pay $1,000 over a price guide listing, you'll get it back immediately in driving pleasure. Trust me, getting a ratty 5.0 for cheap and dressing it up with Wal-Mart sheepskins just isn't all that much fun now that we're not in college anymore. Years produced: 1982-1994 Number produced: 458,622 GT models As a future collectible, 5.0 Mustangs have little potential. Over a half-million were made, and even the special editions weren't really very special. Some have been squirreled away since new by the dealers, usually still on the MSO (manufacturer's statement of origin, never titled), and these do have that "time-warp" factor going for them. But there's not much point to buying one of these, as every mile you drive them will just make them worth a whole lot less. DATA Original list price: $8,308 (1982 GT) SCM valuation: S4,000-$8,000 Tune-up/major service: $70 (at any McFixit shop in North America) Distributor cap: $8 Chassis #: vehicle warranty tamper-proof sticker on the driver's door rear pillar, embossed metal tag on top of the dashboard on the driver's side Engine #: tag generally riveted to the block towards the right front Club: Mustang Club of America, 4051 Barrancas Ave. PMB 102, Pensacola, FL 32507 Web site: www.mustang.org Alternatives: 1982-1991 Chevrolet Camaro ; 1984-1991 Chevrolet Corvette, 1983-1985 Monte Carlo SS SCM Investment Grade: F The best bets for any collectibility would be the 1993 SVT Cobras and Cobra Rs. They can be found, without too much detective work, through local and national clubs, eBay Motors and Trader Online. Find a good one with no stories, and don't worry about paying retail or more. They won't cost anything to own, will smoke tires with the best of them, and will be easy to sell when you're done.—B. Mitchell Carlson• Sports Car Market

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Legal Files / John Draneas Whose Sign Is It Anyway? Ned opened his mail and found an unfriendly letter from one of BMW's New York City attorneys, along with a 10-page complaint, ready for filing in Federal Court T his month's topic comes from SCM'er Ned Lundgren, who owns and operates Prestige Motorcars, a used-car dealership in Rhode Island that specializes in late model BMWs, Jaguars, Mercedes, Porsches, and other high-end marques. He was surprised to open his mail the other day and find an unfriendly letter from one of BMW's New York City attorneys, along with a 10-page complaint, ready for filing in Federal Court. Ned's offense? He recently bought a vintage neon BMW dealer sign, and hung it inside his showroom next to his vintage signs depicting other marques. While there is nothing illegal about the sign, BMW believes it might cause customers to confiise Prestige with the BMW dealer down the street. Ned can't believe that anyone could complain about a sign that he purchased through legitimate means. It's his property, he thinks, and just like every other automobilia enthusiast who owns a cool old sign, he ought to be able to do with it whatever he wants. On the other hand, BMW says the sign may be Ned's, but the trademark depicted on it does not belong to him, and BMW didn't give him permission to make commercial use of it. According to BMW, if Ned wants to display the sign, he should do it in the privacy of his home—displaying it at his business where the public can see it violates BMW's rights under trademark laws. "What should I do?" asked Ned. The answer is simple: Get a lawyer. A trademark lawyer. And quickly. The offending showroom and sign. his legal rights? As with most legal matters, my answer is, "It depends and it's hard to say." The legal standard in this case is whether or not the use of the sign is likely to cause confusion on the part of consumers. Confusion—or the lack thereof—can be proven either by actual incidents of confusion, or by means of surveys taken in a statistically sound manner. Either way, developing the evidence is an expensive proposition. And if the trademark owner is successful in the litigation, the infringer is obligated to reimburse the owner for all legal fees it incurs. As you can imagine, this would be a substantial sum of money in Ned's case—Manhattan office space doesn't come cheap. BMW just happens to be the company involved in this case, but it's no different than any other automobile manufacturer—or Coca-Cola, Disney or McDonalds. These corporations have invested millions of dollars in creating and enhancing their trademarks and have a legal right to prevent others from using them. In fact, if companies allow use without permission, they can actually risk losing their trademark rights. For this reason, many companies are extremely vigilant about preventing infringement. Their worries are many. For starters, unchallenged infringements could eventually "dilute" the value of their brands. Those who actually pay for a license to use the trademarks might stop paying if others are allowed to use them for free. And even if these others are taking only an inch at first, what if eventually they go after the proverbial mile? So what about Ned (or any other automobilia enthusiast who displays a vintage sign in a business)? Is displaying his sign within 24  There are a couple of notable exceptions to this legal rule. One is the concept of "fair use." For example, if Ned were advertising that he specializes in selling late-model BMWs, Jaguars, Porsches and Mercedes, although all of those marque names are registered trademarks, he would generally be allowed to use them in a limited fashion, to identify what his business does. For example, our firm recently had a client who owned an auto repair shop that specialized in repairing Subarus, and advertised that fact. When Subaru complained, we were able to negotiate a resolution that limited the use of "Subaru" to a specific type size, with a disclaimer that the repair shop was not affiliated with Subaru. Unfortunately for Ned, this exception doesn't really apply to his problem with the sign. Another possible exception is that the sign is being used in an ornamental or decorative manner, and not to promote Ned's business. True enough, automobilia is hot these days, and there are probably more businesses than we can count that have created a nostalgic display of signs and other automobilia. That's pretty much what Ned has done, but it's still a matter of degree. He has two things going for him. One is that even though the sign is visible from the street, it is hung inside his showroom, making it less likely that people would mistake him for a dealer. The other is that the BMW sign is mixed in with other signs, making for a "more the merrier" defense: The more different marque signs on display, the less likely that Prestige is mistaken for a BMW dealer. But let's not lose sight of what's practical in this situation. As I have written before, the most serious consideration in many cases is the legal fees. If BMW sues him and Ned wins, Ned will have paid $3,000 to buy this sign, and undoubtedly much more than that to convince BMW that he can keep it hanging in his showroom. If BMW sues him and wins, Ned stands to lose big in reimbursing the company's legal fees. It's easy to see that this might not be worth the trouble. So far, BMW has refused to accept any terms other than removal of the sign, despite the sign's seemingly decorative use and a number of solutions that might mitigate any potential confusion (such as placing the sign on a side wall, or in between two others, or around other automobile artifacts). Frankly, I think BMW is being pretty inflexible and pushing for more than it is probably entitled to. This is probably because Ned has been dealing with BMW's attorney on his own, trying to avoid the legal bills that would occur if he hired his own representative. I can tell you from my own experience that whenever a party deals with me directly rather than through an attorney, I'm much tougher than I would be if I were dealing with another lawyer. This has nothing to do with professional courtesy—it's just simple negotiation theory. When the other party deals with me directly, I know there's a much greater chance that he doesn't know the letter of the law, so I can bluff a lot harder. So how would your automobilia collection fit into this legal analysis? Clearly, some of the signs and other automobilia that have been selling for high prices must be going on the books as business expenses. When you pay thousands for a fabulous old neon sign, can you safely use it in your business? My definitive answer: "It depends and it's hard to say." John Draneas is an attorney and car collector in Oregon. His comments here are general in nature and are not a substitute for consultation with an attorney. He may be contacted at legalfiles@sportscarmarket.com.• Sports Car Market

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Ask The X-Perts Of Marcielogos & Mondial Cabs Perts: Having recently concluded that the Murcielago is the car of choice for me, I wonder if you might care to shed some light on the course its value might follow in the secondary market. With 2002 model cars touching on the psychological barrier of $200,000 and evidence to suggest that "the bat" can be flown without the horrifring operating costs of an earlier Lamborghini, I would like to hear advice on the most cost-effective way to drive one. SO YOU WANT A MURCIELAGO Dear X - Should I buy a new or used model? If do buy used, should I look for one with high or low miles? Should I wait another year? I know it 's common wisdom with Ferraris to look for one with the service recently completed or one with enough miles remaining before that event to sell before the axe falls. Does this advice apply here? Never have owned one, I am a stranger to Lamborghini except for knowing what any enthusiast would know. I am tempted to simply take up a Ferrari Modena Stradale and sell it promptly, but the Murcielago is more "me" and there is the sincere thought of keeping one to the grave.—Adam Green, via e - mail Steve Serb o responds: These questions touch upon a number of things and are all valid. But before I answer them, I've got to point out that you're going down the same path as many potential American buyers. You've studied, worried, bought, owned and sold something in your head before you've taken up the idea of simply enjoying the car. This is by no means meant to be insulting, but the driving experience and the happiness you derive from it is pretty much the "only" reason to buy a new-ish exotic car—or any collector car for that matter. Understand that 99 percent of all production cars today become depreciating assets or increasing liabilities—choose your poison— the nanosecond they becomes yours. Anyone who tells you otherwise is a bald-faced liar. The remaining 1 percent are the rare items that end users trade as "flavor of the month" cars: Get in and get out without too much of 26  a haircut, or maybe even make a few bucks in the transaction. But there's still no guarantee of financial stability or appreciation with these cars over the longer haul, meaning the first five to ten years. Yes, the Murcielago and other low-volume, high-ticket cars like the Aston Martin Vanquish and Ferrari 360 can be immune from the initial big hit. When launched, they are not unlike stock options, and indeed you can get lucky on the depreciation curve. That is, of course, if you don't actually use the car! You may own it for a year and get all your money back, but you can't put 15,000 miles on it and expect that penditure, or the ulcer you get watching your "investment" lose money may become your new hobby. Perts: I'm sincerely in the hunt for a 1984-1988 Ferrari Mondial cabriolet. My dilemma is a lack of personal experience with exotics in general, and Ferraris specifically. My biggest concerns are the model-specific issues that only an aficionado or trained tech would know. I CAN AFFORD THE ASKING PRICE, BUT CAN I AFFORD THE CAR? Dear X - Murcielago—Infectious looks, benign investment. safety net. You drive, you pay—Lamborghini, Ferrari, Ford, or Kia, there's no difference. And if you use the car, it has to be serviced. If time passes and you don't use it, you still have to service it. Mileage or time, you pay. Although newer exotics are more forgiving on the wallet in this regard, we're still not talking Mr. Goodwrench prices. If you're actually planning to use your Lambo and the service schedule is already a concern, you're looking at it from the wrong angle and you're bound to get run over and be disappointed. I am no great sage, but I can, with great certainty, say this: Buy a new Murcielago now and it will keep depreciating until it's about five years old. Almost everything is worth around half of its original MSRP after five years of being on the road. The Lambo won't end up quite that cheap, but it will sell for a lot less then than now. History is obvious this way. So what should you do? I like your thought about buying the car and taking it to the grave. My advice is to choose what you love, buy the best example you can find at a fair price, use it until it breaks, service it, tell everyone how great a car it is, and then enjoy it some more. A shrewd investor puts his money in something other than a new exotic. You have to be willing to treat one as a discretionary ex- Only $100,000 per seat. When 1 was a desk manager at a BMW store, I once bought a 1978 Porsche 911SC, which cost me $1,000 a month to keep on the road until I sold it after six months. (Which the dealer didn 't want me to do—keep your staff in debt and they work harder!) Since then the closest thing to a real sports car I've owned has been an E36 BMW I'm looking for some reasonable estimates on anything you know concerning problems and maintenance issues that may exist on the Mondial. I can afford the purchase, but I'm not sure I can afford the car—Charles Gregory, Albuquerque, New Mexico John Apen responds: This is a great question, one that too many exotic car shoppers don't ask. The cost of a car consists of depreciation, operating expenses and maintenance, or as the military defines it, the"life-cycle" cost. The good news on the depreciation front is that, "When the top goes down, the money goes up." A Mondial cabriolet is the preferred model to have, despite the hard-to-operate top and the stupid snap-on tonneau cover, and it will hold its value better than the coupe. Of the three series of Mondials—the 1983-1985 four-valve, the 1986-1988 3.2, and the final 1989-1993 t cabriolet—the 3.2 is probably Sports Car Market

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  best positioned for minimum depreciation over the next couple of years Operating costs aren't bad either. Gas mileage can actually approach 20 mpg on the open road, and around town you'll still fare a lot better than the 8-10 mpg of some of the V12s of the era. Collector car insurance can be a bargain, though this is not an option if you're commuting to work in the car. In many states, registration for a car of this age can be inexpensive as well. That's the good news. Maintenance is another story. Here the rule is simple: "It's much cheaper to purchase shop time from the previous owner than the shop." Just as with home improvements, you don't get back 100 percent of your "investment." The dreaded Ferrari major service for a Mondial cab is an engine-out procedure that takes approximately 20 hours to get to all the rubber timing belts, the water pump seal, and the belt tensioners. Yes, these are all truly inaccessible with the engine in the car. Cost should be about $3,500 to $5,000, though some recent ads claim up to $13,000! So paying a grand or two more for a car that has had the major service done recently, by a competent shop, and which is documented by a cian—if you can find one—can repair it for not a lot of money. The problem is usually the riveted contacts, which lose continuity with the printed circuit Mylar substrate. By the secondgeneration 3.2 models, the electrical problems had diminished significantly. detailed repair order makes a whole lot of sense. Joining the local Ferrari Club will help you both to find the car and the "competent" shop. Early Mondials have problems with their fuse panels, a multiple-layer affair that runs close to $1,000 for a new factory replacement. However, a talented electronics techni- Another Cabriolet problem is the motor/ track mechanism in the rear quarter windows. If one is not working, it'll set you back $1,000 for the part, and more than you want to spend for the labor of an experienced mechanic, about eight hours to do the passenger side, and 3.2 Mondials will suffer minimum depreciation. 12 for the driver's side. Or if he's never done one, it could take from a week to an eternity. After checking the quarter window operation, make sure that the top hasn't been stowed when wet, so that it has shrunk to the point that it can't be locked down without breaking the windshield. If it's shrunk, take $2,000 off the asking price for a replacement top and then buy a gallon of fabric softener and a six-pack. (The softener is for the top fabric and the sixpack should get you through a long day of work)• O000h Baby! No One Babies Your Baby Like We Do. With Intercity, delivery is always painless. We're"car people"and we understand how hard it is to part with your baby. So when the time comes to let go and relocate your automobile, choose the company that specializes in automobile transportation. Intercity is equipped with enclosed transporters, liftgate loading, insurance coverage, and door-to-door service. We deliver anywhere in the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. A sophisticated QUALCOMM satellite tracking system closely monitors your vehicle's exact location at all times. So relax she'll be fine. 41 1 April 2004  ill Please Call or E-mail for a FREE QUOTE. 1-800-221-3936  FAX 413-436-9422  go www.intercitylines.com 552 Old West Brookfield Road •Warren, MA 01083 The official transporters for . The Auto Collections Barrett Jackson • Bloomington Gold • Corvette Mike • Mecum Auctions • The Petersen Automotive Museum = 27

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SCM Around the World London to Brighton 2003 When one cylinder in a single-cylinder car misfires, you are generally in much deeper trouble than when you lose one on your Ferrari Formula 5000, Can Am-winning semi-pro, while I'm just a perennial "if I do one more race this season, I get to keep my National license" amateur. Like many an odd couple we keep the verbal barbs flying, but there is one thing we agree on: The annual London to Brighton run is the most dangerous thing we do all year. Think about it. Throttle on a column-mounted lever, no belts, a roll center at least six feet above the asphalt, and 60 miles in modern traffic with your ego hanging out in front of a million spectators. Oh yes, lest I forget—no brakes on the wheels. For the first time this year, the RAC staged a Saturday prologue to the event in the form of an invitational concours. Waterloo Place near the RAC clubhouse in Pall Mall was closed off for the occasion, and the event appeared to be well received. Bonhams CEO Robert Brooks and family were my lunch partners in the club's spectacular dining room where M onte Shelton and I have been racing cars together for damned near 40 years now. He is a Trans-Am, Bob Ames and Monte Shelton hors de combat. Amsterdam's Evert Loumann, the owner of one of the world's great auto museums, joined us. Robert was aboard one of event-sponsor Sir Ray Tindle's cars, a small-horsepower 1901 Darracq. Evert was a "scratch starter" with his 1895 Peugeot. Despite the Peugeot's historic fame, rather more attention was paid to his lovely blonde daughters, Quirina and Anisa, who were driving "Genevieve." Owned by the Loumann Collection, Genevieve is the very 1904 Darracq that starred in the movie of the same name, and as a result contributed greatly to the fame of the London to Brighton and the old car hobby in general. The 2003 event followed the familiar pattern of runs since 1929. An early 7:30 a.m. start from Hyde Park saw the oldest off first, as decided by year of manufacture, then alphabetically within the year. Thus the '95 Peugeot was in the first group wearing number two and my 1902 Renault took the waved Union Jack 45 minutes later as number 125. All began well enough, with our crew of 'Richard Peskott and James Campbell delivering the Renault "Josephine" to us near 1899 Locomobile Steam Car at Hyde Park start 28  Sports Car Market

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John Dennis's 1901 Dennis getting its driveshaft bolted back up. Indeed, we've been an official finisher in each of the six times we've entered, on three different vehicles, including my now longgone Curved Dash Olds and Monte's 1903 Rambler. (I also finished once some years ago with John Mozart, aboard his early four-cylinder Mors.) the north entrance to the park by 6:00 a.m. It was our fourth attempt on Josephine. The first year we fought a clutch that refused to release for the entire 60 miles. Year two found us the eighth car to reach Madiera Drive on the Brighton seafront, a nearly perfect run. This, of course, was followed by a broken brake band at last year's start and a somewhat slower finish as a result. This year however, no cigar. Or rather, a couple of them while standing alongside the road in Brixton, a London suburb! We've always regarded England's November weather an irritant rather than a performance detriment. Over the years, the combination of 30-degree temperatures and 20-30 mph winds has been more prevalent than rain. But not this year: After an early fall of historic dry weather, all changed on this first Sunday in November. The rain began early and steadily increased in intensity throughout the day. Within 10 miles of the start we were experiencing a significant misfire. When one cylinder in a single-cylinder car misfires, you are generally in much deeper trouble than when you lose one on your Ferrari! Most enthusiasts agree that the preferred "one tool" on an old crock run is a cell phone and they're right. Monte's quick call to Richard and James got them to us in about a halfhour, despite steadily thickening traffic. April 2004  The first diagnosis was a rain-induced short around and in the ignition timer. Much later, after several roadside fiddles at one- or two-mile intervals, Richard and licensed pilot Shelton correctly diagnosed severe inlet manifold icing as the major contributor to our fate—I had Reluctantly we abandoned the London to Brighton at about the one-third mark, as fate would have it, right alongside Evert's Peugeot! This machine from the very dawn of motoring, which has finished many times, "hot tube" ignition and all, had shed the hundred-year-old equivalent of a pushrod along the way. Brooks and sons Charley and John waved as they sailed by, as did the comely crew aboard Genevieve. We loaded Josephine and the Peugeot into the support truck and were driven to the nearby Gatwick rail station in Mr. Brook's new 7-series BMW, which constantly reminded us not only what road we were on but also the proximity of other vehicles down to the bloody inch. Talk about a time warp! I can only promise that we'll be back. A new timer and heat to the carb should cure the problems if severe humidity is an issue in future years. There is some small solace in reminding myself that 100 years ago seldom did one run a motorcar 60 miles in one sitting without bother—and often serious rebuilding thereafter. wondered what that white stuff was! By this time we were a couple hours behind those still running, enmeshed in heavy weekend traffic and with no ability to pull ourselves over the hills ahead. Those of us who read SCM have an interest in the history of the automobile. This event offers an insight into the very beginings of motorized travel, one you simply won't find anywhere else.—Robert Ames Let's see, missing on one cylinder— must be this one. 29

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Collecting Thoughts So You Want To Be An Appraiser ear SCM: Jam a lift-long car enthusiast who would like to enter the field of automobile appraisals. I have studied real estate appraisals, but from what I hear the field of auto appraising isn't quite as regulated as real estate. D Are there training courses available? What about state certifications? Where can I go to find out more information?—Frank Aragona, Redwood City, CA Dave Kinney responds: The sad truth is that there are currently no licensing authorities for personal property appraisers. If you wish, you could get some business cards printed and declare yourself an automobile appraiser before the ink dries. Yes, the person who cuts your hair is required to have a great deal more training than someone providing valuations for a multimillion-dollar car collection. But taking the "I are an appraiser" approach and putting an ad in Hemmings is not the best route. Becoming a first-rate appraiser involves much more than just reading a few Auto Traders and going to a local auction. For example, almost anyone with a price guide and Internet access can find a range of values on, say, a 1965 Mustang convertible. Add in a few options, like a "Pony" interior, a four-speed transmission and a 289 motor, and it's still an easy assignment, as the price and value guides can point you to a logical valuation conclusion. Find three comparable vehicles ("comps") and the job is on its way out the door. But is it? miliar with USPAP as it applies to real estate. This is a great starting point. Dave Kinney at the 2003 Monterey SCM Insider's Seminar. required every five years. There are a number of other issues that make this seemingly easy job far more involved. What is the intended use of the valuation report? Is it for divorce, insurance scheduling, resale, or business dissolution? Have you correlated the use to its type of value: fair market, market, wholesale, salvage or replacement value? Have you considered the marketing time involved in selling the car, and if this applies to the valuation? What about some of the other factors, like the car's condition? Was it a 200-cid six-cylinder with a three-speed that's been "upgraded" to a 289 four-speed? Is there a known salvage history? The ownership history can come into play on many cars, as well. Was a previous owner famous—or infamous? I think you can see my point here—having an education in appraisal theory is important. The not-for-profit Appraisal Foundation (wvvw.appraisalfoundation.org) put the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) into play after the real estate valuation scandals of the 1980s. If you're a licensed real estate appraiser, you must be fa- 30  If you're serious about auto appraising, you should also become a member of an appraisal society that can provide you with the resources to get involved in the business. A big issue here is credentialing. It's common for appraisers to call themselves "certified," though the industry is rapidly moving towards the term "accredited." But regardless of what you call it, an appraiser's credentials are only as good as the education and experience behind them. When I decided to become an automotive appraiser about 15 years ago, I got in touch with a friend who directed me to the nonprofit American Society of Appraisers (ASA, www.appraisers.org). Located in the Washington, DC, area, ASA has 5,000 members in many disciplines and specialties, including Gems and Jewelry, Real Property, Business Valuation, Machinery and Technical Specialties, and Personal Property. A subgroup under personal property is what I was looking for, Automotive Specialties. When I first became a candidate member, I had an interview by the local chapter and was required to take an ethics exam. Shortly after getting the chapter's approval, I took a 15-hour course on USPAP, including a mandatory onehour exam. This is required for all ASA members, and retaking the course and retesting is From there I took four Principals of Valuation courses, 25-hour seminars with a mandatory test at each level. In these courses I learned the basics, the who, what, where, when and how of appraisal theory. I got filled with knowledge about a lot of objects that hold little fascination to me—Hummel figurines, obscure nineteenth century art, and the like. In learning about other "objects of desire," however, I was taught quite a bit about what drives collectors and collecting, which certainly applies to our hobby as well. I then passed a disciplinespecific test in automotive appraisal. There are a few other automotive appraisalcredentialing groups in existence, including some that are for-profit, like the International Automotive Appraisers Association (IAAA, www.iaaa.com). This is a self-credentialing organization that is run by its owner. It has no board, offers no courses in appraisal theory, and has no peer review. Checking out the second page on its Web site is worthwhile just to read the disclaimers. Another for-profit self-credentialing group is the Automotive Appraisers Group (AAG, www.aag.com). For a fee, you take an appraisal class and can then receive referrals for appraisal work. AAG will split the remuneration with you, and provide the valuation for the client using a "computer model." If Sports Car Market

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you're comfortable with another person—er, computer model—putting numbers on a vehicle that only you have seen in the flesh, perhaps this could be for you. The International Society of Appraisers (ISA) is a group with many appraisers who are certified in a variety of disciplines. ISA has a large membership of automobile appraisers, many of whom also practice in household effects, jewelry and antique furniture. It is my understanding that to become listed as an automobile appraiser with ISA, you may do so without any further testing if you have reached certified status in another field. Belonging to an appraisal group has a number of benefits beyond credentialing. Not having to reinvent the wheel each time you run into a new problem is the most obvious one—as a member of an organization you can draw on the pool of other members, and your appraisal quandary has likely been encountered and solved by one of them. My career in automotive appraisal has been both fun and frustrating. If you are looking for a quick route to wealth, I might suggest opting instead for a career in the defense industry or perhaps starting a mutual fund and defrauding the public. In all honesty, I know people who detail cars for a living who make more money jr than I do appraising those same cars—and their services are called upon more often. Appraisers are often asked, "Do you charge for your services?" and we find ourselves being polite and giving general advice about values. "I know people who detail cars for a living who make more money than I do appraising those same cars." I doubt most detailers are ever asked for a free quickie wax job. One important question to ask yourself when entering the automobile appraisal field is how you feel about testifying in court. If it makes you nervous, perhaps this is not the field for you. Both my father and brother are attorneys, so I grew up in an environment that made me comfortable with this. One of my recent days on the job began with expert witness testimony in the morning, followed by an early afternoon spent crawling in an insurance company "holding pen" examining some cars with issues, and ended in the early evening with an appraisal job for a recent concours restoration. Forget the learning curve, will someone tell me how to dress for a day like that? I think you need to have an outgoing nature to succeed in automobile appraisal, and it helps to know quite a bit about the subject of automobile trivia as well. I was once qualified as an expert witness when opposing counsel asked about a rather obscure automobile of the 1950s and I nailed his questions. But I have seen a few "certified" appraisers decide that this field was not for them as soon as they got called into court to defend, in great detail through examination by hostile counsel, their valuation documents. It's not all blue skies and green lights out there—be prepared for the roadblocks and speed bumps. I would urge anyone who is interested in automotive appraising to get in touch with as many people and groups involved in the profession as possible, to see what level of training and professionalism they offer and require, and decide which is right for you. Ask for information, read the literature, and ask friends who have had experience with automotive appraisers. We value most in life what we work hardest for, and my "Senior Member" ASA designation was 10 years of the hardest work I have ever performed, but also the most rewarding.• Intage Rallies 2004! FORZA AAAEL.LA Amelia Island Concours, Collier Museum & much more! 4 Driving Days—March 14 to 19 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars $3995 per couple, all inclusive NEW ENGLAND 1000 Vermont, New Hampshire 8.1 Maine! 4 Driving Days—May 23 to 28 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars $3995 per couple, all inclusive Vermont, New Hampshire & The Berkshires! 4 Driving Days—October 3 to 8 Any exotic sports car of any year $3995 per couple, all inclusive FORZA AAILLE TEXAS 1000 San Antonio 81 Texas Hill Country! 4 Driving Days—November 7 to 12 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars $3995 per couple, all inclusive New! CIRCUIT OF IRELAND 9 Driving Days—September 6 to September 15 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars, or any Mini $7995 per couple, all inclusive, except transportation September 3 to 6: Goodwood Revival, $3995 per couple Vintage Rallies, Inc. 80 Jackson Hill Road, Sharon, CT 06069 800-645-6069 fax: 860-364-5899 visit www.vintagetallies.cot for updates April 2004  31

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Ferrari Profile 1961 250 GT SWB Berlinetta When Lepeltier arrived home in his new F40, he was confronted by two young men who were waiting to steal the car. When he resisted, they shot him dead Chassis number: 2649 errari's 250 GT reached a level of true dual-purpose perfection with the Short Wheelbase Berlinetta. It coalesced three parallel and mutually supporting paths of Ferrari development. Ferrari's continuing focus upon both Grand Prix and endurance sports car racing emphasized power and reliability. Production of high quality gran tursimo automobiles delivered comfort and exclusivity to demanding clientele. And Pininfarina had refined a distinctive Ferrari design that visually captured and expressed the marque's attributes. Complementing the 250 GT SWB's landmark design were a number of innovations. This was the first production Ferrari delivered with disc brakes and the first time telescopic shocks were used for a complete model run. Under the hood, the Ferrari 3-liter V12 took on new life with revised block, distributors relocated to the back of the camshafts, I2-port heads, and coil valve springs. Capable of over 280 hp in competition tune, the softer and more tractable street versions produced a reliable 220-240 hp with unusually strong mid-range torque. As astute at catering to a client's varied desires as Ferrari was at creating winning race cars, it was always willing to create specialized variations on series-produced cars to satisfy a whim—when the whim was backed by a heavy checkbook. These unique Ferraris are among the most prized by collectors and SWB Berlinetta S/N 2649 is one of these built-to-order cars. The 85th car constructed, and one of 66 built during 1961, its odometer now displays only 56,815 kilometers. Based F on its history, this almost certainly is the actual distance covered by 2649 since new. As a 1961 model, it incorporates two years experience in construction as well as desirable features such as quarter windows, which improve passenger compartment ventilation and reduce window condensation. Finished in Rosso with original black leather interior, a long list of special features and its covered headlights set it apart from other 250 SWB Lussos. No automobile in the world, even from Ferrari, better expresses the concept of a dual-purpose gran tursimo than the 250 GT Short Wheelbase Berlinetta. Highly prized for their styling, responsive handling and refinement, 2649 is an outstanding example of this Ferrari model. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $829,794 at Bonhams' Gstaad, Switzerland, auction on December 19, 2003. Michael Lepeltier had built a I4-car Ferrari collection from the proceeds of his small family run garage. The collection included a 275 GTS, GTB and GTB 4-Cam. It also featured a 288 GTO and a Daytona, among an impressive selection of other Ferraris. The crown jewel was this 1961 250 GT SWB Berlinetta. How it and the rest of his collection came to be auctioned off last December is nothing short of a tragedy. On Apri119, 1990, Lepeltier and his wife arrived home in his recently purchased Ferrari F40. Waiting for them were two young men, there to steal the F40. When Lepeltier resisted, they shot him dead

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SIUVIIU0([ :S010y,1 DATA Years produced: 1959-1962 Number produced: 167 Original list price: approx. $13,500 SCM Price Guide: $950,000-51,250,000 Tune-up/major service: $2,000 Distributor cap: $450, two required Chassis #: left frame member by steering box Engine #: right rear above motor mount. Club: Ferrari Club of America, P.O. Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358 Web site: vmv.ferrariclubofamerica.com Alternatives: Alloy-bodied Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, Ferrari Drayona Grp 4 Competition, Ferrari 250 TDF, Bentley Speed 6 SCM Investment Grade: A COMPS After the murder, the family business fell on hard times and his widow was forced to declare bankruptcy. The creditors got into a fight over the Ferraris and it was not until 13 years later that the attorneys agreed to liquidate the cars. During this time, the Ferraris sat in a secure warehouse, without turning a wheel. Ironically enough, the murderers, who were juveniles at the time of the crime, were released from prison before the cars were freed. S/N 2649 has been thoroughly researched by Swiss Ferrari historian Marcel Massini, who found a clean history with original ownership in Rome. The car was unique in that the purchaser ordered it built with many custom features, including a leather-covered dash, a center console, special instrumentation, electric windows and "perfect panel fit." The second owner was Gordon Scott, an American actor who owned a restaurant in Rome, and kept the car at his home there. It then went through a succession of owners before being passed along to Lepeltier in '71. Sometime during the period directly before Lepeltier's ownership, the car was modified to a covered headlight configuration. While the auction catalog noted the modification was complementary to the rest of the car 's unique features, it worth noting that Ferrari never built a covered-headlight SWB. So while indeed unique, the headlight modification was not authentic and quite controversial. Perhaps the headlight treatment turned off a few buyers, or maybe it was the car's extended storage, but the result was a sale price below the expected $890,000, and less than other recent sales, including $902,000 paid for S/N 2549 at RM's Arizona auction in 2002. This car, with its factory special features and such a documented history, should have been worth more money, perhaps over $1 million. Without too much trouble, the new owner could return the car to its original configuration, freshen it up, and probably turn a profit in the process. There's no doubt that we'll be seeing more of 2649, as it sold to a true Italian Ferrari enthusiast who is actively involved with vintage events, and a long time SCM'er He is reportedly planning on having the car restored; my prediction is when we next see the car, it will be immaculate, properly done, and with a nose restored to its original configuration.—Steve Ahlgrim (Historical and descriptive informa(ion courtesy of the auction company)• 1961 Ferrari 2506T SWB Lot #51, S/N 2549 Condition: 1Sold at $902,000 RAI; Phoenix, AZ; 1/18/2002 SCIA ID# 27021 1962 Ferrari 250 SWB Lot #63,5/N 3695 Condition: 1 Sold at $886,000 Christie's; Pebble Beach, CA; 8/19/2000 SCM ID# 10179

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Sheehan Speaks Ferrari vs. Lamborghini, Part II: Lambo Closes the Gap There's no question that the recent infusion of German technology has been nothing but good kay, Lambo fanatics, enough! My mailbox is already overflowing with nastiness about last month's column comparing early Lamborghinis with the equivalent Ferraris. Your passionate defenses notwithstanding, I still maintain that while, from a technical perspective, Lamborghinis were usually more sophisticated than their Ferrari counterparts, in the real world of actually using your exotic, the early Lamborghinis were user-cruel, high-maintenance monsters. We're going to pick up last month's analysis starting after the turmoil of the 1970s, when Lamborghini passed out of the hands of founder Ferruccio Lamborghini. Through the mid-1980s, the firm was relatively stable, but the need for an all-new product line with major technological and production improvements made it obvious that a financially strong partner was needed. To that end, Chrysler purchased Lamborghini on April 23, 1987, with the clear intent to produce an all-new supercar that would put Lamborghini ahead of its annoying neighbor down the road in Maranello. Countach production for Europe and Japan ended in May 1990, and the next generation Lamborghini, the all-new Diablo, was unveiled. It was fitted with a 5.7-liter V12 pumping out 485 horsepower, an improved cockpit, softer lines, and the now traditional up-swinging doors. For the first time, a Lamborghini was a "real" supercar—user-friendly, fast, and more subdued than the flashier Ferrari Testarossa. TRs are more reliable, but Diablos have all the sizzle. Downside to the early Diablo? Clutches might last 10,000 miles, but expect 5,000 or less. Replacement will lighten your wallet by $9,000, as it is an engine-out service. A clutch on your Testarossa or 512 TR should easily make 15,000 miles and will set you back only $3,500 to $4,500 to replace. And while the Ferrari needs a 30,000-mile service (at $5,000), the Diablo needs a 15,000-mile service (about $4,000). Of course, you will probably be in for clutch work long before that, so while the engine Over time, the market has voted for the Diablo, valuing a 1991 Diablo at about $90,000, while a 1991 Testarossa sells for about $60,000. In 1992, Ferrari introduced the 512 TR to better compete. It featured a stiffer chassis and improved brakes, and the engine management system was changed from the Bosch CIS to the superior Motronic 2.7. Today the two cars are market equals, with a 1992 Diablo and 1992 512 TR both worth about $100,000. America's Oldest Ferrari Dealership

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Diablo sales peaked in 1991, the first year of production, and only continual updates helped the model survive. In March 1993, the Diablo VT with all-wheel drive was introduced, equipped with an adjustable suspension, larger front brake scoops, a new double-row cam chain, an improved mechanical chain tensioner, and many minor improvements. is out, you may as well get the service done early. In 1995 Ferrari countered with the much-improved and restyled 512M, narrowing the gap, but clearly leaving Lamborghini as technological leader. Interestingly enough, both the 1994-95 Diablo VT and the 1995 512M have a market value of about $135,000. In 1994 Lamborghini presented the Diablo SE (Special Edition) to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Equipped with two-wheel drive, many carbon fiber parts, and less sound-deadening material, only 26 cars were built for the U.S. market, making the SE one of the more collectable Lamborghinis. In the same year, Chrysler Corporation agreed to sell Automobili Lamborghini to an Indonesian consortium, which, over the next eight years continued to "evolve" the Diablo. This led to a series of exclusive limited-edition models, including the Diablo SV from 1997-99; the Diablo VT Roadster from 1996-2000; the Diablo VT 6.0, built from 2000-01; and the carbonfiber-bodied Diablo VT 6.0 SE in 2001. Each became flashier and faster, and the Diablo continued to be the supercar of choice for rock stars and sports celebrities. returning to front-engine technology and more subdued styling with the introduction of the 550 Maranello in 1996. While direct performance comparisons are hard to make, a 1997 Diablo SV and a 1997 550 will both bring about $125,000, while a 2001 Diablo VT 6.0 and a 2001 550 Maranello will both bring about $160,000. Ferrari went in a different direction, carbon fiber, with the exception of the steel roof and door panels. The Murcielago's dry-sump V12 is 6192 cc and delivers 580 horsepower, thanks to a variable-geometry intake system and variable valve timing. Additionally, the Murcielago features a drive-by-wire electronic throttle control and "active - traction control. With a 0-to-60 mph time of 3.8 seconds and a top speed of just over 200 mph, the Murcielago is indeed a supercar. Creature comforts are improved over the Diablo by widening the door-opening angle and lowering the side member directly under the door by almost ten inches. Interior room has also been improved by redesigning the roof side members and increasing the size of the footwell. Priced at $280,000 when new in 2002, a low-mileage Murcielago will bring about $220,000 today, normal depreciation for a "production" super-exotic. For 2004, Lamborghini has introduced its all-new "small" car, the Gallardo, aimed directly at Ferrari's 360 Modena. Audi/Lamborghini engineers chose to use a structural aluminum space frame for the baby Lambo, giving the car a dry weight of only 3,250 pounds. The permanent-all-wheel-drive Gallardo is powered by a mid-mounted 5-liter, dry-sump V 10 producing some 500 horsepower and rocketing to a respectable 193 mph using a six-speed gearbox or the now de rigeur paddle shifter. Its 0-to-60 mph time is a staggering 4.2 seconds. Ferraris have gone conservative of late. As expected, the Gallardo is higher tech than the 360 Modena, has 25 percent more horsepower (at 493), and an Over eleven years, Diablo production topped over 3,000 units in various forms, while Ferrari built about 2,280 512 TRs, about 515 512Ms, and about 3,600 550s in the same time period, for a total of 6,400 moreor-less market-equivalent Ferraris. Audi entered the picture on July 24, 1998, when an agreement between the shareholders of Lamborghini was reached that ultimately led to Audi s complete take-over of the "Italian" firm. Hundreds of German engineers, technicians, designers and managers went south with the intent of building a new "large" Lamborghini and an all-new "small" car to keep up with Ferrari. Introduced as a 2002 model, the Lamborghini Murcielago (the large car) continues the traditional gull-wing doors and mid-mounted V12, with an all-new six-speed gearbox mounted in front of the engine and a rear-mounted differential with full-time four-wheel drive. Continuing Lamborghini's exotic one-upsmanship, all external bodywork panels are extra 101 pound-feet of torque (with 376). Curb weights are more or less the same, but top speed is 17 mph ahead of the 360. Lamborghini claims the Gallardo is an "everyday supercar" to be compared with a Porsche 911 Turbo as much as a 360 Modena, not just a toy for singles bar cruising. With a sticker price of $172,000 to $185,000, the Gallardo is currently selling at $5,000 to $10,000 over window sticker, a little more than a Modena coupe, but a bit back of the 360 Spyder. In 2002, Lamborghini built 430 Murcielagos. With early delivery of the Gallardo to Europe, production for 2003 jumped to 1,025 cars. With its current facility and about 700 employees, Lamborghini can build 2,000 cars a year at most. Ferrari's 1,600-plus employees, current manufacturing facilities, and corporate "exclusivity" policy limit total production to just over 4,000 cars per year. There's no question that over the past 14 years, Lamborghini has closed the gap with Ferrari, and the recent infusion of German technology has been nothing but good. After all, can you imagine a German putting up with an early Lambo's electrics? While with supercars it's always been a case of, "you pay your money and you make your choices," at least today the choices between Ferrari and Lamborghini are both good ones.• Ferrari Classifieds 63 250 GTE, very nice example finished in silver with black leather interior, runs and drives great. $72,500. 310.657.9699, Fax 310.657.9698. CA 64 250 GTL, Lusso red, black, same owner last 30 years, restored to new condition, probably one of the nicest cars you will find. $295,000. Forza, 860.350.1140, Fax 860.350.1148. CT 66 275 GTS, silver/black, Botrani wire wheels, 42,690 miles, just serviced, excellent throughout. $178,500. 954,522.9900. FL 70 246GT/L Dino, high quality car with 206 body style alloy, top quality, no stories. $87,500. 623.465.7246. AZ 70 365 GT 2+2, US version, cold factory a/c, power steering, power brakes, power ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ONLY $15. See page 90 for details. windows, Borrani wire wheels, 49,523 well-maintained miles, silver blue/beige leather, excellent throughout. $57,500. 954.522.9900. FL 72 245 Dino GT, cobalt blue/tan, Euro. Jennie Kaiser, 405.969.2983. jenlciser@prodigy.net. OK 72 365 GTB/4, red/tan, books, tools. $119,000. Vintage, 941.355.6500. FL 72 246 GT (USA model), yellow with black leather, 55,000 miles, new suspension bushings, coil spring, shocks, steering rack, CV joints, great rotors and calipers. MSD ignition (original retained), carbs rebuilt, valve and timing chains adjusted, engine and transmission covers machined, street concours condition, runs and drives like new. $54,900. 716.639.1316. NY 72 246 GTS, yellow with black leather. USA version with a/c and power windows. Mechanical restoration. Engine, transmission, suspension. All work by factory authorized technicians. Drives superbly, Very good paint and interior. www.contine ntalautosports.com. $89,900. 630.655.3535 78 308 GTS, red. tan interior, 25,000 miles, just completed 30,000 mile service, carbs rebuilt, excellent driving car, painted 1998. $32,000 o/b. 262.646.3633. WI 81 512 BB, Boxer, red with beige leather and black inserts, totally restored, paint, engine, etc, last of the carb versions, only 22,000 miles, runs extremely strong, comp books, tools and custom car cover. 727.515.1965. FL 91  Mondial t cabriolet VIN# ZFFFK33A6L0085927, red/tan, twoowner car with 30,141 miles. Excellent condition. 30k service completed. Full service history. Pictures available at www.cannillomotorsports.com, or contact mike@cannillomotorsports.com . $48,000. 631.242.4414 office, 917.620.8158 cell. NY 99 Maranello Grigio, alloy, K&N filter, TWA exhaust, 7,100 miles, looks and drives as new. Oseson@netscape.net. 516.365.1385. NY*

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WWW.RMAUCTIONS.COM VINTAGE MOTOR CARS AND BOATS AT THE HOUSTON CLASSIC MAY 1, 2004 THIS YEAR'S AUCTIONS ISIN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MOST RECOGNIZED VINTAGE AUTO AND BOAT SHOW IN THE COUNTRY THE WOODEN KEELS AND CLASSIC WHEELS CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE :kart /Er" _ - 21/=, 1966 FERRARI 275 GTS 1999 HACKER CRAFT TRIPLE COCKPIT 30' 1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280 SE 1974 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO 1932 ROLLS ROYCE P II HENLEY ROADSTER Sold at the 2003 Houston Classic for $418, 700 1932 DUESENBERG DERHAM TOURSTER Sold at the 2003 Houston Classic for 5429 300 NOW ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS CAR SPECIALISTS ROD EGAN  JOHN KRUSE  ROB MYERS  MIKE FAIRBAIRN  JACK BOXSTROM  TERRY LARSON  DAN SPENDICK  IAN KELLEHER  KEN WALLACE  DONNIE GOULD  800 211 4371 • 800-990-6789 . 800-211-4371 • 800-211-4371 • 613-476-9132 • 480-984-8501 • 734-547-2400 . 954-566-2209 • CATALOGS AND BIDDER REGISTRATION STEPHANIE JACKLIN  CLIENT SERVICES JULIE ZIMMERMAN  This year's premiere auction will take place at the South Shore Harbor Resort. e e},eittiza 2.1 eakel o e  z . .  , • ..800-211-4371  . segan@rmauctions.com ..jkruse@rmauctions.com . smyers@rmauctions.com ..mfairbairn@rrnauctions.com ..jboxstrom@rmauctions.com ..tlarson@rmauctions.com 800-211-4371 . ..dspendick@rmauctions.com 800-211-4371 • . ikelleher@rmauctions.com ..kwallace@rmauctions.com ..dgould@rmauctions.com .sjacklin@rmauctions.com 734-547-2400 ..jzimrnerman@rmauctions.com ONE CLASSIC CAR DRIVE BLENHEIM, ONTARIO, CANADA NOP 140 TEL. 519 352 4575 www.rmauctions.com FAX: 519 351 1337 ekutee lo  eelokci

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r--1:—L e-- 1).-1:1— L11911,H %UPI 1964 Lotus Elan S1 1600 Convertible When a seller lists "a magnet with associated nuts and bolts stuck to it" among the spares offered, it's time to run for the hills • "There is no key." This is actually the least of the problems. •"Title was lost years ago in a paper shuffle." How curious and ambiguous. If this isn't bad enough, as the auction continues, the seller adds more gems of description, ostensibly in response to inquisitive bidders. We'll spare you with all the details, as by now I'm sure you get the picture, but suffice it to say, when a seller lists "a magnet with associated nuts and bolts stuck to it" among the spares offered, it's time to run for the hills. Of course, the "potential bidders" don't. A bloke named "Brice" inspects the car and his comments are then added to the auction page, putting the final nail in the coffin of Colin Chapman 's once illustrious sports car: •"This car looks like it came out of a time capsule." To me, that would mean that some of it could be usable. •"Even the headlights are straight!" What? •"The paint may be original." Though falling off and delaminating. •"1 couldn't break the 11/16" lug nuts loose." The only loose nut is whoever gets behind the steering wheel. Chassisnumber: 26/3884 Engine number: 2028 A This car has been sitting for years in a garage and will require a full restoration. I looked under the car and didn't see any significant rust or damage on the frame or suspension. The car is not running. It appears to be complete, including convertible top and tonneau cover, tire jack, etc. The roof framing is in nice condition. There are three original Lotus hubcaps, an extra steering wheel, radiator and air intake hoses sitting in the trunk. s described by the seller on eBay Motors: I'm listing this car for a friend. Wow! Super-rare! 1964 Lotus Elan Si. Red with black interior and black convertible top. 44,500 miles showing on the odometer. There is no key. The glass is good, including the manual slide-up side windows. The engine is a twin-cam with dual Weber carburetors. This would make a great restoration project or vintage race car. (It's too good and too rare to use as a parts car.) The car comes with a bill of sale only. Title was lost years ago in a paper shuffle. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $9,100 on eBay Motors, January 18, 2004. As we all know by now, on eBay you can obtain old teeth, used sneakers, jars of buttons, partially worn tires and thousands of items that, up until a few years ago, most educated folk would set outside in the weekly trash. Today these delectable "collectibles" get purchased by people looking for a deal. And while we have seen untold numbers of downright awful cars sold on eBay, this Lotus Elan may be the all-time, award-winning, hall of fame, caveat emptor description. Where to even start? • "I'm listing the car for a friend." Read: So you can't call me a liar Is the friend the owner? • "Wow! Super-rare!" Compared to what? Mustangs from the same year? •"This car has been sitting for years in a garage." In the lost city of Atlantis? It looks like it has been underwater in a garage next to the Andrea Doria. •"Will require a full restoration." Honesty applauded here. •"The car is not running." This car hasn't run since I was in diapers. -"Appears to be complete." Ray Charles agrees to this; Stevie Wonder seconds. •"The roof framing is in nice condition." Of course the roof itself is missing. •"The original Dunlop spare is in the trunk. This wheel is pretty rusty." People, it rusted in the trunk. See Andrea Doria reference above. -"The engine, carbs, transmission, starter and generator appear unmolested " Is this Michael Jackson speaking? •"The water pump turns smoothly." My guess? Its interior has disintegrated. •"The clutch pedal cannot be depressed" The poor thing is suicidal, not depressed Now Howard Dean— he's depressed. •"There are no expired stickers of any kind on the car:" Showing no sign or trace of whom it may have belonged to, or where it came from. •"I doubt this car has been driven for thirty years. But it rolls! As such, I believe that the mileage (44,500) is accurate." The coup de grace. This Lotus Elan would best be described by folks in the industry as "absolute junk." Call me jaded, cautious, realistic or even rude for being honest, but Elan buyers tend to be persnickety and equally cautious and educated I am enormously suspect of the entire transaction: You couldn't give this car away as a door prize at a Lotus Owners Gathering. A major restoration on this car, to the tune of $30,000 at minimum, along with the purchase price will leave the new owner (if there is one, and if so, please call me, as I owe you an apology for assuming you are a ghost) with a car that will be at least twice as expensive than buying a good driver today for $18,000. If you had won the car with your opening bid of $100, and you were a retired Lotus factory technician, I would applaud your enthusiasm for keeping yourself busy over the next three years. If not, well, "lightningforest" (the buyer 's eBay nom de plume) has just bought himself four nice Cooper tires for a lot of pesos.—Steve Serio• Years produced: May 1963-October 1964 DATA Number produced: approx. 3,000-4,000 Original list price: $3,750 or $2,750 in kit form Chassis #: chassis plate fitted in engine bay driver's side near firewall; sometimes on the inside of a door panel; on the chassis in a number of random spots; under the rear bumper Engine #: back side of block Club: Lotus, Ltd., P.O. Box L, College Park Station, MD 20741 Tune-up/major service: $800 Distributor cap: $18 COMPS • SCM Price Guide: $18,000$25,000 Web site: www.loftiscarclub.org Alternatives: 1962-1963 Porsche 356B Cabriolet, 1961-1964 Triumph TR4, 1962-1965 Alfa Romeo 1600 S 'der 1967 Lotus Elan Sprint S3 Coupe Lot #93, S/N 36/7352 Condition: 3 Sold at $10,145

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AC 35 AC four-set roadster, 6-cylinder sohc 3carb engine, restored 20 years ago, now with beautiful patina, own a pre-war thoroughbred for $45,000. 973.394.1525. NJ 56 Ace roadster, RHD, partially restored, many NOS parts, no rust, original leather, AC Ace motor, needs rebuilding, very rare, only 99 built. $47,500, offer. Wes Clark, 972.960.7755. TX ASTON MARTIN 59 DB4 Series One, great early car, complete and untouched since the 1970s, has rust in the left front, otherwise fairly solid, body is in excellent shape and no collision damage. $39,500. 800.251.2113. IA 61 DB4, LHD, good California car, apart for resto, engine, gearbox, etc, rebuilt, lots new. Jerry, 330.759.5224 days. OH AUSTIN-HEALEY 55 100s, fully race-prepared for vintage racing. 2002 Luis Vuitton Concours d'Elegance contender at Hurlingham Club. White over Lobelia blue. FIA paper, SVRA Blue Book. Full information pack available for serious inquiries. meford464@aol.com $95,000. Mary Ellen Ford, 434.973.8160. 56 100-4 BN-2, engine out paint job, new interior and wiring, original California car, no rust ever. $39,995 obo. 760.742.3619 days, 750.742.3710 eves. CA 60 Bug Eye Sprite, white, very nice restored California rust-free car. $9,995 obo. 760.742.3619 days, 760.742.3710 eves, CA. 63 3000 Mk II, Healey blue with blue interior, frame-up restoration, new top, new tonneau, new interior, show winner, cosmetically and mechanically outstanding, a rare find in show quality condition. $42,000 US. 403.678.0243. AB, Canada. 67 3000 BJ8, 2,000 miles since total professional restoration 8/00, BRG, black vinyl interior, VIN HBJ8140565, new wires and tires, painted 72-spoke, all components rebuilt or replaced, great driver, needs nothing. $35,000 or best reasonable offer. 802.728.4793 VT, 508.221.1641 cell, MA. BENTLEY 30 Birkin Blower Bentley, a magnificent recreation constructed in 2001 on a 1935 Rolls-Royce chassis. Aluminum bodywork over an ash frame, 4.5-liter supercharged Bentley Mark IV engine producing 225bhp. Peterson Engineering has built the car with an unbelievable attention to detail. The motorcar appears English artinifieds ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ONLY $15. See page 90 for details. as a fully restored original. The Blower is a joy to drive with its ample power and hydraulic braking system. Must see to believe. Other recreations available via special order, P.O.A. www.continentalauto sports.com, 630.65.3535. 2004 BENTLEY GT, Silver/Blk All options, 1st Spring delivery, MSRP + offer. jawlane@bellsouth.net . 561.893.0833. FL JAGUAR 51 XI( 120, restored, beautiful. $50,000. Jim, 920.279.5678. WI 53 XK 120 roadster, black with new red Connolly leather interior, rear skirts, clean #2 driver, no rain or snow, new engine, old engine included, ready for touring or vintage racing. stiering@earthlink.net . Gary, 773.348.0622. IL gas tank, s/s headers, rebuilt and balanced engine, SE cams, body paint very good, original refurbished factory wheels with knock-offs. cholmes@farris.com . $21,000 firm, but will consider some negotiation. 604.661.9335 office. BC, Canada. MG 49 YT, ivory paint, red interior, tan top and curtains, older restoration, good Concours history, 15 wins including 1958 Pebble Beach, stored last 27 years, needs refreshing. $16,000. 925.937.8403. CA 57 MGA, impeccable Arizona daily driver, recent body, motor, and transmission rebuild. wacodriver@aol.com . $14,500 obo. 520.571.7374. AZ $49,500. 60 Mark II, 3.8, 4-speed with overdrive, LHD, runs very well, new paint, new interior. $11,500. 708.288.2588, 708.387.9934. IL 62 XKE SI roadster, dark blue with black leather, white top, excellent condition, bills for over $40,000. $39,500. 305.957.0817. FL 74 XKE 3.8 titer roadster, red with red leather, black canvas top, 50,000 miles, in the family for 30 years. Matching numbers with Heritage Certificate, excellent restored driver. pwrisley@chartner.net . 603.465.2823. NH 63 MGB, iris blue, one owner since 1964, unrestored gem with fresh paint, recent interior, 3,000 miles on new motor, new tires, original top and tonneau, no rust. $10,000 US. 403.678.0243. AB, Canada. 64 MGB, roadster, complete, ground-up nut and bolt restoration, photo documented, white, black interior with white piping, chrome wire wheels, 800 miles since restoration, must sell michaelmellion@juno.com . $15,000. 757.434.9195, 757.437.2676. VA $50,000. 67 E-type fixed head coupe, older nut and bolt restoration on 30,000 miles car, multiple Concours winner, Best of Shows in BRIC and CHR, red with black interior. $40,000. 815.477.1146. IL LOTUS 60 Elite Stage 1, Series I, restoration nearly complete, you finish, very nice. $30,900. Terry, 909.985.4255. CA 67 Super 7 Series 2, original owner, right hand drive, BRG/black, excellent condition, 1500 Cosworth Ford (low miles on rebuild), twin 40 DCOE Webers, full weather gear in excellent condition, original Wobbly Web Mags, custom tonneau and windwings, never raced/crashed.jjcechucdavis.edu . $22,500. 530.758.2922. CA 68 Elan Series 4, rare fixed head coupe, original chassis #36/7999, red, major restoration, factory galvanized chassis, all new suspension and springs, Konis, brakes refurbished, new rotors, wiring redone, s/s WIC> FZ CoNA/ I E LARGEST INVENTORY OF ALL MODELS THE WORLD'S BIGGEST & BEST JAGUAR WEB SITE -AP 1 DOC'S JAGS http://www.docsjags.com/ TEL: (480) 951-0777 FAX: (480) 951-3339, AZ RESTORATION CENTER (623) 869-8777 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoenix, AZ ASK FOR "DOC" • E-mail docOdocsjags.com 65 Midget, rust-free, new clutch, fuel pump, runs great, no dents, West Coast car, wire wheels, red, new top, good interior. $4,500 obo. Jim, 218.624.5080. MN 78  MGB  GHN5UJ4633116,  convertible,  two-owner  VIN# car, orange/tan, 68,000 miles, new top and more. Check out pictures on our website, www.cannillomotorsports.com , or contact milce@cannillomotorsports.com. $3,500. 631.242.4414 office, 917.620.8158 cell. NY SUNBEAM 65 Tiger, 289/C4 trans, slightly modified, rust-free California car, very good and fun driver. $19,995 obo. 760.742.3619 days, 760-742-3710 eves. CA 66 Tiger, fabulous 66K original mile Tiger, iris, black interior, both tops, many LAT options, 302 hi-po and many other performance options, car just came out of 27 year dry storage, just won First Place in large British car show. $25,000. 619.223.7766. CA TRIUMPH 63 TR4, no rust California car, dual Webers, Minilites, new tires, many extras. timus@,holly.colostate.edu . $10,500. Terry, 970.980.5597. CO 67 TR4A, IRS, dark blue/black leather, white top/tonneau, mechanicals recently rebuilt, older cosmetics. hlub34a@aeroinc,net. $15,000. 815.235.3508. IL 74 TR6, red/black, 54,000 miles, Monza exhaust, redlines, new top, good running condition. $6,500. 515.987.4024. IA WANTED An absolutely serious buyer wants any European antique classic cars, Jaguar, Austin-Healey, MG, Morgan, Triumph, 356, 190SL, Alfa Romeo, Riley, Land Rover, Singer, also pre-war cars and other interesting European cars in any condition, any location. Please call Steve's British Connection. 630.553.9023, 815.786.3372 fax. sbinc@aol.com. • A FEW BUILD SLOTS FOR THE NEW 2005 AERO 8 STILL AVAILABLE!! LAST CAL LEGAL +8: BMW TITANIUM SILVER PRE-OWNED: '03 +8, Blue/Grey, 258 miles! '03 +8, Red Metallic/Biscuit,130 miles! '02 +8, Pozzi Blue/Dark Red, 2.7k miles '89 4/4 Red/Tan, 18k miles, FOB London. '66 +44 SEATER red - Sole Pending '65 +4 ROADSTER Apple Green/Block '65 4/4 SERIES V RACER BRG '65 +44 SEATER BRG, 34k miles! '63 +4 DHC, yeVbIk wings, 52k miles! '63 +44 SEATER red/black, gorgeous! '63 4/4 SERIES V, black/red Race Spec. 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I ■1715MMINIMP When considering an SS, the first concern must be fit—not of the body panels, but of the driver. Their flat floors and low seats, combined with the traditional Italian "legs up, arms out" driving position, can make them uncomfortable for six-footers or those with long legs 1965 Giulia Sprint Speciale out at 120 mph. Mechanically there's little difference between a stock Giulia Veloce and an SS, as both have dual Weber carbs, tubular headers, a two-piece oil sump for enhanced cooling and other Alfa go-fast parts of the era. Giulia engines and gearboxes are reliable and long-lived, provided they have been serviced by knowledgeable hands, with accurate and timely valve-adjustments being of utmost importance. This makes service records and ownership history a definite plus, as these cars suffered through a time when they were inexpensive enough to be considered just used cars. When considering an SS, the first concern must befit—not of the body panels, but of the driver. These cars have fairly flat floors and low seats, which combined with the traditional Italian "legs up, arms out" driving position, can make these cars uncomfortable for six-footers or people with long legs. Z11 As with all low-production cars, body condition is an area of concern. Sprint Speciales are expensive to restore properly, as they were hand-finished cars with body panels that do not easily swap from one car to another Shut lines are particularly important, especially the door-to-fender contour on the sharply rounded sides. These should look quite even, which is difficult to achieve in a car that does not carry its original bodywork. Special attention must also be paid to ensure that the unobtainable trim pieces such as bumpers, grille bars and window surrounds are present and in good or restorable condition. Badges and wheel covers, however have been reproduced and are readily available. Chassis number: 381350 T he Bertone-penned Sprint Speciale version of the Giulietta first appeared in the Alfa Romeo catalogue in 1957. With superstreamlined bodywork, it was reckoned to be absolutely sensational looking, bearing a marked resemblance to some of the legendary Italian marque's earlier competition designs, particularly the Disco Volante sports-racer and the still futuristic Berlina Aerodinamica Tecnica show car. The Giulietta's successor, the Giulia, appeared in 1962. It featured a larger 1570-cc engine and five-speed gearbox, and was fitted with front disc brakes. A Sprint Speciale version of the Giulia again became the road going Alfa model to have, the extra engine capacity, coupled with the slippery aerodynamic shape, providing effortless high-speed cruising. A letter on file from the Secretary of the Alfa Romeo Owners Club confirms that Giulia SS chassis number 381350 pictured here was manufactured in Italy in 1965. The vendor tells us that the left-hand-drive coupe was restored to a very high standard, some four years ago by XK Engineering. The aerodynamically efficient bodywork has been finished in silver and the interior trimmed in black. With legendary Alfa 1.6-liter, twin-cam four-cylinder engine and well-spaced five-speed manual gearbox, this is one Of the prettiest Grand Tourers from the 1960s. The SC M what i., This car sold for $21,999, including buyer's premium, at H&H's Buxton auction, October 7-8, 2003. The price, at the mid-range of the SCM Price Guide, represents good value for this limited-production, special-bodied Alfa. The Alfa Sprint Speciales are as close as you can get to a "show car for the street." Originally conceived as a competition variant of the Giulietta, Bertone's steel body made the car heavy and thus uncompetitive, compared with the alloy Zagato-bodied Alfa race cars. Nevertheless, it certainly made for a stunning style statement for the road. Blessed with the competent mechanicals offirst the 1300-cc Giulietta and then the uprated 1.6-liter and five-speed of the Giulia, Sprint Speciales are cars that are as enjoyable to drive as they are to look at. The aerodynamic Bertone body allowed the SS to have a higher top speed than the standard-bodied cars, an assured highway cruiser that topped A good Sprint Speciale should feel quite solid, with few rattles or clunks. In spite of the reputation for poor build quality that Italian cars of this era have. limited-production models like these were carefully assembled. After all, when new these cars were more expensive than the six-cylinder Alfa 2600, and at nearly $6,000, we are talking Jaguar E-type money. Speaking ofJags, the car pictured here has been restored by XK Engineering. Given their first-rate reputation for paint, it may be assumed that the bodywork on this SS was properly done, something to be careful about on a car as prone to rust as an Alfa. Giulia SS values have not moved much recently, remaining stuck in the $20,000 range since reaching a high of $50,000 during the speculator 's market in the late 1980's. There's certainly potential for these cars to appreciate again. With the stylistic inspirations for the SS, the fabulous Alfa BAT 5, 7, and 9 show cars, trading in the seven-figure range, the Sprint Speciale is a far more practical and inexpensive way to put some of this kind of style in your garage, in a car that offers considerable driving fun as well. Considering this combination of visual .flamboyance and driving practicality, this Sprint Speciale, and indeed any properly-restored SS in this price range, should be considered well bought. —Donald Osborne (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• Years produced: 19631966 Number produced: 1400 Original list price: $5,700 SCM Price Guide: $18,000-125,000 Tune-up/major service: 1250-1275 Distributor cap: $12 -118 Chassis #: engine compartment on firewall Engine #: stamped on boss, right side near distributor Club: Alfa Romeo Owners Club of America, 10 Raskin Road, Morristown, NJ 07960 Web site: www.aroc-usa.org Alternatives: 1965 - 1968 Lancia Fulvia GT, 1962 - 1963 Porsche 3568 SCM Investment Grade: B 1111111.11n16111 965 Affa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale Lot #15,5/N AR380020 Condition: 2 Sold at $35,250 Christie's ; Los Angeles, CA ; 6/16/2000 SCM ID# 9745 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce Lot #194, S/N 1315-31510 Condition: 3 Sold at $24,000 RM; Monterey, CA ; 8/16/2002 SCM ID# 28864

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Alfa Romeo Classifieds ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ONLY $15. See page 90 for details. 35 Type 35 3.8 liter race car, lots of documentation, special car, $2,900.000; 1947 Alfa Romeo 6C2500 Pininfarina, one-off roadster project car, needing enthusiastic owner, includes extra car, $75,000, best offer. www.cavecreekclassics.com . 623.465.7246. AZ 58 2000 Spyder, very nice car, finished in red with tan leather and canvas, $32,500. 310.657.9699, Fax 310. 657.9698. CA 59 Giulietta Sprint, new 1600cc engine, $8,500 firm. Also 1966 Giulia, T1 with new engine, $6,000 firm. 650.712.1444. CA 62 service van and 71 Alfa Montreal, Auto Delta prepared. 618.222.1122. IL 62 Giulietta Spyder, Alfa red with cream leather, factory hardtop, filly restored, excellent throughout. $20,500. 516.742.0659. NY 65 Sprint Special, restoration 50% done, complete, no rust, matching #s, lots NOS and chrome done, drew@rockisland.com. $10,500. 360.378.3013. WA 66 2600 Touring Spider, red with maroon interior, beige top, restored car, excellent running/driving. $21,500. 305.957.0817. FL 69 GTV, French blue with black interior, restored, rust-free, unmolested. $12,500. 858.695.3882. CA 71 Spyder, white with black interior, original owner, condition 2 car, original California car. $7,000. 626.919.0413. CA 86 Spider, triple black, new top, paint, tires, ps, air. 410.749.4386. MD 88 Quadrifoglio Veloce Spyder, red, gray leather, new canvas top, 56,000 miles, working a/c. pw, five speed, nice car. $6,500. Rick Mayo, 540.832.0544. VA 89 Spider Quadrifoglio, black, gray leather, 76K, 5-speed, recent complete valve job, hardtop, canvas, excellent condition. $7,900. 323.876.8 I 28. CA 91 164L, 5-speed, red with black interior, 10.000 miles, new clutch, struts, tires, etc, looks and drives nice, developed noise in motor. $1,000. 401.265.0879. RI 91 Spider Veloce, only 35,000 original miles, 2.0 liter dohc, 5-speed transmission, factory air conditioning. Modena silver, tan leather bucket seats, factory alloys, first year for redesign by Pininfarina. $12,990. 301.299.9000,410.280.3700. MD 94 164Q, 47.000 miles, black/tan. 5-speed, excellent condition. mffallon@mac.com . $11,900, serious inquiries. 617.859.8850. MA GTA Jr., AR775928, terrific rust-free street car from Rome, imported 1982, fresh motor and close ratio box, magnesium bellhousing, correct twin plug setup on non-original block, chassis is restored, body needs paint, car needs assembly, partial trade possible. Matt Jones, 713.849.2400. TX. Largest online parts and accessories catalog with factory part numbers, images, parts diagrams, and online ordering! /Original parts and hard to find NOS. "Rebuilds, sheet metal, restoration and aftermarket parts. "High performance components. /Full line ofAlfa Romeo factory gifts, accessories and collectables. "Prompt worldwide delivery. From Giulletta to 164, factory authorized Alfa Romeo parts provider, over 30 years of exclusive Alfa Romeo experience. 800 890 ALFA (2532) 510 525 9435 www.alfapartscatalog.com 65 + Cars In Inventory Buying. rtad nq and Consigning American I mosports. Rolls/Bentley and Collection Liquidations. Always Buying. Web: Vintagemotorssarasota.com 1437 Jaguar X1:140NIC Frame-off restoration t 01_ • Matching numbers 565,000 1%2 jaguar SI F-Type Roadster Opal Burgundy/Bisquit Stunning nut St bolt restoration S76,300 1956 Aston Martin DB 2 4 MK11 Drophead Olde I nqlish White Red Black canvas top restored S99.500 19116 Jaguar F-1) pe Roadster Red Ilet■ black leather interior top Molo! 11111bvp, 57 lIe It sto,;Ott 1 , ) ,16 I el rari .355 Spyder Red Ian 32K miles 30k Miles service performed $89,000 Tempero is proud to create hand-crafted reproductions of many of the world's most famous sports and racing cars. Our cars are based on the manufacturer's original designs, and are built to each customer's individual specifications. They have been upgraded to reflect modern requirements of safety and performance. Each car is lovingly and skillfully constructed from sheet aluminum using the time-honored methods employed by reputable coach building companies. Classics start at $130,000. 3 XKSS In Production Temper° has also custom-built these 1950-1960 racing classics: C Type  Short Nose D-Type Lightweight E-Type )U13 Lister Costin XKSS DB132 41i  t L•L FRO ROM AM 10 ;WU. VINTAGE MOTORS EXCLUSIVE FACTORY AGENT OF _  •  L DAILY El A-- *I' , www.alfapartscatalog.com M  liniPrtqe c.  cA1 ASA  r  (.1  R N 2836 N Tamiann Trail. Sarasota. FL 342 i, I• 1 Phone: 941-355-6500 Fax: 941-359-0810 salesia temperocars.com Web: Vintagemotorssarasota.com

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tcetenni  nen s ro I e 1956 Talbot-Lago T14 LS Special The cars were quicker than the standard T14LS, accelerating from 0-100 km/hour in all of 14.5 seconds. Of course this was still slower than the much cheaper MG-IF and with any type of body the cars were well over 3,000 pounds. Less then 20 were made. Seemingly undisturbed by his non-existent sales, Lago persevered with a mysterious infusion of new funds. For 1955 the old chassis was replaced by a lighter tube-frame design. (Though at 1,700 pounds, it was still too heavy.) The motor was revamped with a new five-main-bearing block, retaining the twin camshafts high in the block, and topped with a hemispherical alloy head. With twin 32-mm Zenith carbs, the 2.5-liter four-cylinder developed 120 hp at 5,000 rpm. The car featured an all-synchro Pont a Mousson four-speed gearbox and was offered in both left- and right-hand drive. Chassis number: 140031 Engine number: 16025 y the 1950s, the racing credentials of Talbot-Lago had been firmly established after years of active Grand Prix competition. The sensational new 2.5-liter car announced at the Paris Salon in 1955 was an altogether superior sports car, powered by a fourcylinder, twin high-camshaft, overhead-valve engine which in standard tune developed 120 hp. Power was transmitted through an all-synchromesh ZF gearbox. The car was mounted upon a large-diameter tubular chassis with transverse, leaf spring independent front suspension. A most exclusive and expensive sports car, few Talbot-Lago T14 LS models were built, of which only a very small number were to Special specification. The Special featured aluminum doors, hood and trunk lid, Borrani wheels, and high-lift camshafts for enhanced performance. This unique example was the factory demonstrator provided for use of ace Grand Prix driver Louis Rosier. Records suggest that a close friend of Rosier owned the car from 1959-1980. The car was restored in 1994 and comes with a detailed restoration file with relevant photographs and invoices. B Later twin Weber carburetors have been fitted to enhance performance and the present owner, a well-known Talbot aficionado, has driven the car enthusiastically at events at home and overseas. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $68,414, including buyer's premium, at Bonhams' Goodwood auction on September 5, 2003. Around 1935, Italian Antonio Lago acquired the venerable French Talbot Company, rechristening it "Talbot-Lago." A talented engineer, Tony Lago was also a prodigious salesman and a bit of aflim-flam man. But he did have two great virtues: He believed that racing victories sold a lot of cars, and he put his money where his mouth was. Almost to the very end in 1959, Lago's cars raced and won, including a 1-2 at Le Mans in 1950. The Grand Prix formula in the mid-1950s specified naturally aspirated engines of 2.5 liters, derived from cars of which at least 100 examples were made. Talbot-L ago went to work on a new "Baby" Talbot, powered by a four-cylinder engine derived from the six-cylinder Record It displaced 2.7 liters and produced a miserable 120 hp at 4,300 rpm. Unfortunately, when fitted to a rolling chassis, the scales topped 2,100 pounds, 42  The sleek steel body had alloy doors, hood and trunk lid to make it lighter, but it still weighed close to 3,000 pounds. Though much improved over the earlier Baby, the new car was still a dud in the marketplace. Lago tried to improve sales by making hopped-up models driven by factory drivers available to press and prospective clients. For these cars, the anemic Zeniths were replaced by huge 45DC03 Webers, and when Pont a Mousson stopped delivering the gearboxes on credit, ZF was conned out of a few units of their S4-15 gearbox. This "new" model was called the "Lago Sport Special," and only a few were made. The cars were quicker than the standard T14LS, accelerating from 0-100 km/hour in all of 14.5 seconds. Of course this was still slower than the much cheaper MG-TF, and the huge Webers made anything but fiatout acceleration impossible, rendering Specials undrivable in real-life situations. The few unlucky souls that bought them usually returned to the factory to have the Zeniths refitted. By 1959, following the debut of the further disastrous Lago America, Tony Lago sold out to Simca, whose only interest was in the factory near Paris. Some dealers with unsold Talbots took until the mid-1960s to find the buyers. As you can now understand, the car pictured here is an obscure model that was produced in small quantities. It is seldom offered for sale, so assessing the market for these cars is an exercise in guessing, at best. That said, there are a few further points that must be noted about this car First, this particular car was never raced by the factory or anyone else. If it was, in fact, the factory press and client demonstrator, it is entirely possible that the legendary Le Mans winner Louis Rosier drove this car once or twice. After all, he probably drove most of the post-war Talbots in entreating potential clients. At the time, that is what factory drivers did So what about the selling price of almost $69,000? Assuming a complete, professional restoration, the selling price is much less than this would cost. But is the car worth that much? For a rare and unique coachbuilt car, this is indeed a relatively modest price. If the more modern Webers have solved the carburetion problem, the new owner can look forward to many happy miles, and will never have to worry about speeding tickets —Raymond Milo (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• Years produced: 1955-1956 Number produced: less than 20 Original list price: $6,995 SCM valuation: $50,000- $75,000 Tune up/Major service: $750 Distributor cap: as much as the seller wants Chassis #: left front rail near front suspension attachment Engine #: left side of the block, just ahead of bell housing Club:www.clossicsportscnrclub.co.uk Web: www.talbot-lago.ch/index-e.htm Alternatives: 1953 Arnolt MG, 19511954 Nash-Healey roadster SCM Investment Grade: C COMPS 1948 Talbot-Logo T26 Grand Sport Lot #349, S/N 100064 Condition: 4 Sold at $60,000 Bonhams & Brooks ; Sugar Grove, IL ; 6/9/2001 SCM ID# 23407 1953 Nash-Healey Lot #308A Condition: 2Sold at $49,450 Brooks ; Hershey, PA ; 10/5/2000 SCM ID# 10524 Sports Car Market

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tcetenni  nen s ass'  CITROEN 73 SM, Florida car, 47,000 original miles, automatic, a/c, excellent hydraulics, Maserati engine, perfect paint and body, needs nothing. $18,900. 716.992.9928, 716.574.0938. NY 77 2CV, runs well, unrestored, average general condition, blue. Photos available $4,950. jim.downing@downingatianta.co m. 770.457.6300. GA 82 2CV, Charleston maroon and black, only 3,900 total miles, very nice, all original, no rust ever. $15,000. Dale, 989.835.4430, 989.430.9124. MI DELOREAN 81 DeLorean, stainless/black leather, V6, auto, pb, pw, ice cold a/c, looks and drives great, no blemishes. $14,900, consider trade. 805.682.5288. CA 12, original owner, stored inside since new, 3,800 miles, Turbocharged, many extra new spare parts, this car is in perfect condition. kyngme2@aol.com . 727.692.9909. FL 81 DMCFIAT 62 600D, great condition with rebuilt 903 engine, new interior, tires, runs great. $4,400. 818.345.4458,818.943.9553. CA 67 Dino Spider, #135AS000449, 1,163 built, rare Ferrari-Fiat, Ferrari quad cam V6, Pininfarina coachwork, Cromodora wheels, 131 mph, maintained by same Ferrari specialist since 1969. marco.pasanella@verizo n.net. $27,500. 212.566.2352. NY 68 124 Spider, full race engine; 1968 860 ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ONLY $15. See page 90 for details. Spider; 1968 2-door sedan. $2,500 for all. 727.526.1378. FL 68 Fiat 850, super clean original, restored to exceptional standards, engine overhauled (by PBS), + radiator, water pump, clutch & brakes, X1/9 wheels, Konis, chrome redone or replaced NOS, new windshield, seats reupholstered. robert@pridebody.com . $5,200. 818.652.0445. CA 73 130 DOHC, 3200cc V6 by Ferrari, very rare big sedan, excellent mechanicals, cosmetics, drive anywhere, 72,000 miles. $4,300. 207.696.4202. ME 81 2000 Spider, red, tan, original owner, very good condition, five-speed, all original, 43,000 miles. $8,500 obo. 856.845.2361 days. NJ GHIA 67 450 SS, very rare, only 56 made, built by Ghia on 1967 Barracuda drivetrain and chassis, 273-4, cold Vintage air, leather, CD player, smooth, dependable car that can be driven anywhere. $33,500. 281.599.1212. TX ITALIA 70 roadster, 4-speed, cold a/c, 351 engine, completely restored, custom stereo, 12 CD changer, 6 speakers, custom logos on floor mats, much more, stunning to drive, ready for show or go. $38,000 obo. 323.696.6601, 310.200.8824. CA 72 Roadster, red/tan, very clean, mechanically excellent with rebuilt suspension, rebuilt 351, lower ratio rear axle, 4-speed manual transmission. Outstanding in every way. w-ww.continentalautosports.com . $47,900. 630.655.3535. MASERATI 56 Alamano coupe, A6G/2000, 08076 miles, wire wheels, desert car, on blocks 32 years, no engine or transmission, very rare car. h1010@cox.net . 62 3500GT Competizione, red, aluminum fuel tank, factory large intake cold air box, factory gearshift, and Monza fuel filler. Engine rebuilt with Ross forged pistons, all bearings etc replaced, SCCA period rally history, fully trimmed and restored. Car was originally prepared for 1962 Tour de France. FIA and FIVA papers applied for. Would qualify for all major historic events. Ideal for Colorado Grand Tour Auto etc. meford464@aol.com. $55,000 ovno. Mary Ellen Ford, 434.973.8160. 66 Sebring II, 3.7, five-speed, a/c, good solid car, has been sitting since the 1970s, car is complete and unmolested. $20,000. 800.251.2113. IA 72 Ghibli SS coupe, numbers matching, 25,000 original, California car, five-speed, black, tan, rust-free body and chassis, all mechanicals in perfect condition, owned for s 14 years, good original interior, fair paint, perfect chrome, maintained with no expense spared, engine, trans, suspension, brakes, electrical, all updated and perfect. $40,000 obo. Mr. Harris, 800.836.0881 ext 223. NY 77 Khamsin, wonderful condition, 24,600 miles, five-speed, Borrani wire wheels, Euro rear bumper. $38,000, offers. 919.210.1429. NC PANTERA 72 Pantera, no rust, all original, 52,000 miles, excellent condition. 813.780.9056. FL $29,900. 72 Pantera, red/black, two owners, no expenses spares 1989 restoration and numerous upgrades since then, over $100,000 spent on this vehicle in the last ten years, new 4 cam Cobra engine, new ZF, new everything, too much to list. $65,000 or best offer. Cory, 806.849.9878. WI VOLVO 72 1800E, beautiful black, low mileage, auto, a/c, from a museum, drive anywhere, open to offer. 716.662.3380, 716.807.6483, 71.861.0054. NY 72 1800E coupe, dark green with tan, 4speed with overdrive, solid body, good interior, runs well. $4,000. 717.921.2644. PA 72 1800E coupe, automatic, 2nd owner. 207,000 miles, runs well, Fl, new brakes, needs TLC. $3,500 obo. 707.456.0318. 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I 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Cabriolet Pagoda SL values have been appreciating, and top examples continue to stretch the upper limit of the price envelope by any of its competitors. A rare option was a hard top with a sunroof Today, cars with both tops bring a premium; those with hard top only can be a tough sale. Mechanically, these cars are basically bulletproof with their most serious issues concerning malfunctioning accessories and trim pieces, both internal and external, that deteriorate with age. Be sure to have the fuel injection pump inspected before a purchase, as a rebuild can set you back $2,000. Like any car of this age, look for rust, especially along the inner fender lips, or poorly done body repairs. SLs have been popular as tourers throughout their lives, so some have racked up exceptionally high mileage. Unlike many sports cars, an SL that has covered 150,000 or more miles can still be a decent driver, although with a car like this you would want to have a trunk full of service receipts. The cars to run from are those that have been treated badly, then given a slathering of body-filler, a cheap but shiny respray and an engine detailed with a pressure washer A good SL is a comfortable car that offers moderate performance and decent handling, even by modern standards. They also qualify for the current Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance program, making them a great choice in a usable collector car DATA Chassis number: 113 044-12-020672 Engine number: 130 983-12-013842 T he last of a popular and extremely successful line that began with the 230SL of 1963, the Mercedes-Benz 280SL was introduced in 1967. Its overhead-camshaft, six-cylinder engine was entirely new, with horsepower of the fuel-injected unit stated at 180. Otherwise, the 280SL remained mechanically virtually identical to the 1967-1968 250SL, with independent suspension all around and fourwheel disc brakes. Top speed was 118 mph, and its 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) time was 10 seconds. Christened "pagoda top" after the distinctive shape of their remov- able hardtop, these SL models were among the best-loved sports-tourers of their day and remain highly sought after by collectors. An automatic transmission model, the car pictured here car is original and unrestored except for a high quality repaint in its original antique white. The interior leather upholstery, woodwork, carpets, and chrome all appear like new, as does the black original soft top and original white hardtop. The engine bay and trunk are likewise well presented, while door gaps and exterior brightwork are described as "perfect." Enjoying only one registered owner since first sold in September 1970, this exceptionally well preserved 280SL has covered just 53,000 kilometers from new and is offered complete with its original tool kit, spare tire, owner's manual, and original, complete service history booklet. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $61,900 at the Bonhams Nurburgring auction in Germany, held on August 9, 2003. A period advertisement in Road & Track declared: "The MercedesBenz 280SL departs from other sports cars in two respects. First, it does not resemble a rocket ship or a fugitive from a racetrack It is sporty but deliberately unflashy. It will never embarrass you, whether keeping fast company in a rally or arriving at the White House. Second, it is one thoroughbred sporting machine that isn't stark or cramped. That doesn't make you pay for soul-stirring performance with ringing ears or stiff joints. It is a civilized sports car For adults." The W113 (Mercedes' internal designation for this model) could be ordered with hardtop, soft top or with both tops, and whichever combination buyers chose, they got better weather protection than that offered 44  Prices for SLs have always been all over the map. A week after this car sold in Europe, a #2 condition 280SL achieved $55,200 at Bonhams 'auction in Carmel. At Kruse 's January sale in Arizona last year a one-owner 3-condition car, described as a nice driver, went for $18,020. The SCM Price Guide has this series SL valued between $20,000-$40,000, making the $62,000 paid for the car pictured here nearly double what most 280SLs will command. But before we go calling that crazy money, let 's acknowledge that this car was represented as very well preserved, a oneowner car with complete service records and mileage just under 33,000. For a 35-year-old car with the mileage of a two-year-old one, the price paid here is high, yes, but not out of line. Pagoda SL values have been appreciating, and top examples continue to stretch the upper limit of the price envelope. And if you take your ratty 280SL to a specialist restoration shop for a complete redo, don't be surprised if the total bill comes near six figures. However if you just want a decent car to drive and enjoy, with careful looking you should be able to find one in the $25,000-$30,000 range. Not only will you save a bundle, but you '11 free yourself from the paranoia that comes with buying any low-mileage, original car After all, they are just a fender bender or a few parking lot dings away from becoming just another used car and depreciating accordingly.—Craig Morningstar (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• Years produced: 1968-1971 Number produced: 23,885 Original list price: $7,224 SCM Price Guide: $25,000-$40,000 Tune up/Major service: $600 Distributor cap: 528.95 Chassis #: right front frame rail Engine #: left rear, top of block Club: Mercedes-Benz Club of America, 1907 Lelaray Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80909 Web site: www.mbca.org Alternatives: 1962-1967 AustinHealey 3000,1962-1974 Jaguar XKE convertible, 1967-1973 Porsche 911 Targa SCM Investment Grade: C 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Lot #23, S/N 11304410015331 Condition: 1 Sold at $57,319 Artcurial Briest; Paris, France ; 2/10/2003 SCM ID# 30409 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Lot #532, S/N 11304412004983 Condition: 2 Sold at $55,200 Bonhams; Carmel, CA; 8/15/2003 SCM ID# 32393 Sports Car Market

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orsc e esprac  im c roger ear Mr. Schrager: Jam looking at a 1967 911S coupe, white/ black, for sale by the original owner The car is completely apart with many parts in boxes, the body is primered but quite rusty underneath, and it has a questionable engine. The owner has advertised the car at "best offer over $2,000," but when I called, the guy tells me he is holding an auction. The "best" bid gets the car not necessarily the highest bid We are welcome to come look at the car and he will send photos via e-mail. But he said the following rules also apply: 1. The car must be restored; it cannot be parted out. He told me a long, sad story about how he loved the car way back when, but ran out of money to drive it, and is now out of work, and just couldn't stand to know that his car was being parted out. D 2. He wants to retain the If I Don't Like You, I Won't Let You Buy It but who gets to make all the important decisions. (Editor 's note: Another option would be to respond to the seller's outrageous demands by simply agreeing to everything he wants, verbally, and then just doing whatever you want once you've got the car in your possession. We're just talking about a rusty old car here, not some national treasure like the Pieta.—KM) Dear Mr. Schrager: I just lost a 356 and need your advice. I found a nice B Coupe for sale, had it inspected by an independent shop, negotiated a fair price ($18,500) from a friendly seller for what was a very original, never hit, no (-) rust, great running and driving a car with some unusual options. 1967 9I15 Targa. right offirst refusal to buy the car back someday, at a price to be determined (By what, I'm not sure.) 3. The car has to be restored only in the original colors and with no modifications to the body or drivetrain. 4. He retains the right to toss out anyone's bid just because he doesn't like the bidder I need your advice on how to proceed This is a valuable car and I am interested, but I'm not quite sure how to deal with all the conditions of the seller Is this typical?—RK, via e-mail Typical? Thankfully, no. These terms are neither reasonable nor workable. In fact, if I hadn't called on the same car myself I wouldn't believe your story. The owner is clearly a reluctant seller, and I don't think he realizes his attempts to "retain control" of the car after the sale are more than likely going to bring misery to all involved. The 1967 S is indeed a wonderful car to own. It is the first year of the "early" 911S, with six single- I told the seller I wanted some time to think about it. He was understanding and didn't push me. But a month later I came back ready to move and the car was sold!—SW, via e - mail You snooze, you lose. While a little caginess when you've found a car you want can be helpful in negotiating a price, you should always be aware that the very things that are attracting you to a car will be attracting others as well. Once you had gone through all the trouble to have the car inspected and found it satisfactory, you really should have closed the deal. But don't feel too bad. The same thing used to happen to me all the time, before I learned to pull the trigger in a more rapid fashion. You'll find some of my stories in my book, Buying, Driving and Enjoying the Porsche 356 (available at RPMAutoBooks.com). So let's talk about the market for 356 coupes in general. Good 356s that are priced fairly for their condition have been quick movers for some time. Want a 356B coupe? Better be fast on the draw. throat Webers and the original short wheelbase. It has a raw, elemental feel that makes the car great fun to drive. But this one, with salt-belt rust and a motor that stopped running— most likely due to a chain tensioner collapse—needs tens of thousands of dollars of repairs. Economically, it only makes sense to part this car out so that other, more deserving Porsches can survive. But with the owner dead-set against that, his true love will likely remain a disemboweled rusty hulk with its guts packed in boxes. If you are an expert 911 engine builder, a journeyman metal worker, a show-quality painter, and an expert interior trimmer, you might be able to repair this car and break even, as long as you value your time at about $10 per hour—or less. Otherwise, you will be much further ahead by buying a running car without terminal rust. My advice is to find a seller who understands that when a car is sold, someone else gets to own it. That is, unless you like the idea of having a partner in your project car with no funds invested, who will do no work, I have a good friend who has been going to Europe and buying cars to sell back in the States for quite some time. He'll round up a few containers full of cars, ship them home, mark them up $5,000 each, and turn them around. His specialty used to be the 1969-71 "pagoda" roof Mercedes-Benz 280SL (see profile on page 44), which he picked because they were easy to sell. On one trip he couldn't find any SLs and had already contracted for two 40-foot containers. Rather than lose his freight deposit, he filled the containers with 356s, even though he didn't know much about them. He did some light restoration on the cars, replacing carpets and doing minor rust repairs, then advertised them in Hemmings. He could hardly believe how fast they sold, even after his $5,000 mark up (which he later raised closer to $10,000). He switched to concentrating on 356s about 20 years ago and has never looked back. "Nothing goes away as fast as a good 356," he recently told me. "I can even sell the bad ones, the market is so strong." This means good cars sell fast, so you have to be ready to act. But there is a silver lining: If you buy a good 356 at a fair price in haste, but later decide you don't like the color or you really want a different model, the car you purchased will be easy to sell.•

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BMW 96 Z3 1.9 liter convertible, VIN# 4USCH7324TLB66503, one owner, spectacular condition with 14,000 miles, forest green/tan, leather, 5-spd. mike@ca nnillomotorsports.com, www.cannillomo torsports.com. $16,500. 917.620.8158 cell, 631.242.4414 office. NY MERCEDES-BENZ 54 220A cabriolet, white, blue leather, blue top, considerable amount of restoration done, strong runner, a solid 3. $55,000 obo. 312.335.1111. IL 55 300Sb, rare factory produced transition car with 300 Sc chassis, intehor, etc, only year of production, complete ground-up restoration by 300S/Sc specialist, the best, ready for show or go. doctorjohnson®msn.com . 714.997.0407, 949.552.5800. CA 58 190SL roadster, red/black leather, black top, a complete professional ground-up restoration just completed, looks and drives incredible, sacrifice. luvdg@aol.com . $39,888. Trades welcome. 800-930-4002. FL 59 190SL, silver with blue leather interior, new blue soft top, books and tools, runs and looks excellent, needs nothing to enjoy. $22,900. 231.882.0426. MI 59 220SE Ponton sunroof coupe, complete original car, rebuilt engine. 408.376.3736, 408.431.9196. CA 65 300SE cabriolet, white, blue leather, blue top, 55,000 miles, just serviced, nice authentic, unrestored condition. $29,000. Dave Olimpi, 540.687.3777. VA 66 230SL, white, red interior, 4-speed, both tops, European version, unrestored with new ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ONLY $15. See page 90 for details. paint and carpet. $24,000. 704.932.6007 8am to 5pm, EST. NC 66 250SL two-door, eggshell, very very, very good condition, 75,000 original miles, one owner, never been in snow, brand new tires, new bodywork, runs well. $20,000 obo. Robert Rahal, 518.369.1156 10am to lOpm. NY 68 280SL, 4-speed manual, two tops, white over blue leather, excellent condition, needs nothing to enjoy. $19,750. 231.882.0426. MI 70 6.3, interior redone to beautiful original leather, also new carpets, dark blue inside and outside, paint shines, no dents but clear coat layers are peeling off, no rust, engine shines like new, runs and shifts, exc, chrome rims some pitting, no sunroof, hydraulics exc shape, stays up for months, very well maintained. $8,000 obo. 956.607.7022 2pm to 9pm CST. TX 70 280SEL, automatic, a/c, tobacco brown/ cognac leather, Regal sedan, excellent mechanicals, rust-free, books and records, owned 25 years. 413.536.3363. MA 70 280SL, auto, dark green, parchment interior, two tops, a/c, new transmission and recent front end work, stored in Albany, NY area. $19,500. 603.437.1978. NH 70 280SL roadster, show quality restoration of excellent original California car, first owner to 1984, second owner to 2001, 180G silver, red M-B tex, black soft top, silver hardtop, complete and correct, rare auxiliary rear seat, Alpine stereo CD and original radio, tools, books, service records, receipts, drives beautifully, automatic, everything works, much nicer than new. $39,500, trades considered. 719.633.4767. CO 72 350SLC two-door hardtop, rare, sleek, fast, sports coupe, seat five, 4.5 liter injection, no smog. dbritton432@aol.com $3,000. 432.335.9893. TX 74 450SL, red, tan interior, automatic, European car, new paint, tires, brakes, soft top, very peppy driver. $5,900 obo. 231.882.0426. MI MESSERSCHMITT 60 Tiger 500 roadster, 20 hp vertical twin 2-stroke, 4-speed plus reverse selective transaxle, silver/red, fast, rare and totally restored. $49,000 ono. Tim Matthews, 626.578.1587. CA Messerschmitts, 2 1/2 plus, some assembly required (OK, a lot of assembly required)., collection includes a KR200 and one plus KR175; sheetmetal is nice on two bodies and missing floor on the third, two engines, lots of other stuff. gudhowdy@datasync.com . $4,500. Peter, 228.832.7710. MS PORSCHE 61 356B 1-5 roadster, #88503, engine #P74758, ruby red, black leatherette interior, new black top, complete restoration done over last 3 years, records available, brand new Yokohama tires, same owner since 1990, Nardi steering wheel, Weber carburetors, new kingpins, generator and regulator. $38,000. 215.732.9176. PA 63 356 cabriolet, S90, white with red inte- nor, black canvas top, 36K miles, second owner car in excellent condition in and out, perfect running, driving, needs nothing. $39,500. 305.957.0817. FL 65 356C, total Kardex correct restoration, fresh big bore engine & trans, rebuilt suspension & disk brakes, 12-volt conversion w/electronic ignition, orig pans, immaculate paint & leather interior, too much to list. rlwilson@coxinet.net . $28,000. 405.627.0719, 405.752.9098. OK 69 911T coupe, red with black interior, no sunroof, good condition. $5,000. 831.229.6222. CA 71 911T slantnose wide body. Turbo look, CA car, Guards red/black interior like new, no rust, rebuilt carburetors, factory tinted glass, an eyecatcher, sin 91121913. $9,800 firm. 763.862.8382. MN 72 911 Targa whaletail, excellent condition, new top, 52,000 original miles, guards red. $8,500. 603.756.3155. NH 73 911T Targa, yellow with original beautiful black interior, 5-speed, rare hard and soft tops, original Fuchs, new Pirellis, great condition, garaged, moving. $8,500. 631.491.3998. NY 74 911 Carrera coupe, 3.2 RSR type, I owner, 35,812 miles on car, 5,000 on trans, 28,000 on engine, build sheet available, factory sunroof, 9"-11" alloy wheels, alloy roll bar, steel fender flares, Recaro racing seats, stainless steel header boxes, front oil cooler, EMO carbs, S cam, sway bar assembly front and back, white, black interior, all records, non-smoker. $69,500. 310.271.0398. CA 75 914, California rust-free, 40,000 miles, original except for dual Webers, lots of receipts, beautiful car. $9,500. 203.389.1013. CT• 1145 Park Avenue Emeryville, California USA 94608 Phone: (510) 653-7555 • Fax: (510) 653-9754 www.fantasyjunction.com leulatottott4 i# dfretieti iateteet, dew& curd k:94 frotiovstagee eau 2000 Porsche GT3R. sin 692068. 6th place finish at 2000 Le mans with Gunnar Racing. Up-dated to RS specs. Mechanically and cosmetically freshened. Needs nothing. Track ready. $112,500. 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast, sin 5989. Solid 1935 Bentley 3 1/2, s/n B129EJ. 1935 Olympia Show car. 1954 Maserati 46GCS, sin 2053. Highly desirable car in and strikingly original car with 39,790 miles. Ex-John Rippon Bros, Ltd coupe with sun roof. Rebuilt engine with BDC, excellent condition with over $200,000 in receipts at Epifani Nlecom. The only Superfast with a cloth interior Very good 0/1) installation. Elegant and very capable car. Fully sorted and Restorationsforcurrent owner Runsstrong andeventready. $875,000 inechanicals, ready for all tour and rallies. $57,500.

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American Car Profile 1933 Cadillac V16 Convertible Victoria As the Depression raged, the market for these cars turned as dry as the Oklahoma dustbowl a special order and just 300 cars were sold. Only 126 were built the following year, as the Depression raged and the market for these cars turned as dry as the Oklahoma dustbowl. Many would-be V16 Cadillac buyers were either forced to join the soup lines or; if able to maintain their wealth, hunker down and abstain from flaunting their fortunes. All the high-end automakers were hit hard in the 1930s and the majority did not survive. Cadillac was fortunate to have General Motors' deep pockets to see it through. Others that put forth great efforts but still met with market failure included the 1932 Marmon V16, built by the Hayes Body Company to a design by Alexis de Sakhnoffsky, and a single 1931 Peerless V16 that currently resides in the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. Both are exceptional cars from the era, and on the rare occasion when an open V16 Marmon is offered they sell in the same range as this Cadillac. However, should the Peerless ever come to market, the price would push seven figures. Engine number: 5000043 C adillac's introduction of the magnificent V16 in 1930 sent the competition reeling. While others were working on new V12s, Cadillac leapt right past them. Then in 1931, while they were still struggling to respond, Cadillac introduced its own V12, creating an unbeatable lineup of engines—V8, V12, and V16. In 1933, Cadillac gave the V16 a separate visual identity for the first time, with horizontal hood-vent spears and matching chrome trim on skirted fenders. Also unique were massive four-bar bumpers, chrome wheel covers with spinner caps, and striking multi-coned art deco horns. Fender edges were highlighted with stainless trim and the headlights and marker lights were painted for the first time. Cadillac was so confident that the new look would be successful that it advertised production would be limited to "just 400" examples in 1933. In fact, only 126 were built. Of those, just two were the striking Style 5585 Convertible Victorias, designed by Fleetwood. The dark maroon example pictured here has benefited from a full professional restoration by noted Illinois restorer Fran Roxas. The car has a colorful history of owners including Cameron Peck and Roy Warshawslcy (founder ofJ.C. Whitney). It runs and drives as good as it looks, is a multiple show winner, and remains in concours condition. The SCM analysis: This magnificent Full Classic sold for $335,500, including buyer's' premium, at RM Auctions 'Meadow Brook Hall event held August 2, 2003, in Auburn Hills, MI. Sixteen-cylinder cars have always had a near mythical spot in automotive history. Even today, when Cadillac chose to build its ultimate contemporary show can the Sixteen, this was the engine configuration they used The original Cadillac V16 model was introduced early in 1930 at the New York Auto Show, a 452-cid, 185-hp marvel. It had been developed for a specific market: "The Four Hundred:" the wealthiest members of society. Designed for quiet operation and smooth acceleration, the V16 also offered sufficient power for the increasingly large and grandiose cars the well heeled were commissioning at the onset of the Depression. By April of that year; 1,000 V16s had already shipped and another 1,000 were out the door by June. An instant commercial success, 3,878 Cadillac V16s were built over its seven-year production run, and if you count the flathead sixteens built in 19381940, that number increases to 4,386. However, by 1932, declining demand resulted in the V16 being available only as While Cadillac's V16 was a sound design, not everyone is convinced of its relative merits compared to its competitors. The Marmon V16 is thought to be of superior engineering and the allure of the Duesenberg name puts it in a class by itself But for this kind of money, any Duesenberg you might lay your hands on would have a much less striking body style (not to mention it would drive like a Mack truck up to about 40 mph, compared to the more precise-handling Cadillac). To my mind a whisper-quiet V16 Cadillac Victoria sitting on a massive I49-inch wheelbase is the more desirable car, providing far greater value for the dollar spent. Regardless of how the V16 stacks up against the Duesey, it's hard to understate the prestige it brought to Cadillac, perhaps as important even as GM's money in keeping its "Standard of the World" image viable in those lean years. Demonstrating its market dominance, sales of Caddy's V16 and V12 in the '30s almost equaled the combined sales of both Packard's and Lincoln's twelves. Years produced: 1930-1940 Number produced: 3,878 Original list price: $7,500 SCM valuation: $275,000-5300,000 Tune up/Major service: $1,500 Distributor cap: $85 (2 required) Chassis #: not used The Fleetwood-bodied Cadillac V16 convertible Victoria pictured here sold previously at RM's Amelia Island auction in March 2001, for $286,000. The buyer was noted collector Otis Chandler, who has lately been shifting his collection out of muscle cars and into full classics. (Is there a message here for us?) Now, twoand-a-half years later, he cut the car loose and realized a return of about 50 large. Minus expenses and the cost of money, at best he probably broke even, but it's doubtful anyone would turn down the opportunity to own a classic Cadillac V16 for two and a half years, for free. The new owner can hope for similar luck, as this car is an exceptional example that's well worth the final figure.—Carl Bomstead (Background information courtesy of the auction company.) • .1.1014". 1930 Cadillac V16 Lot #292, S/N 701031 Condition: 3+ Sold at $332,500 Bonhams; Carmel Valley, CA; 8/17/2002 SCM ID# 28975 Cadillac's Sixteen 70 years later Engine #: right side of crank on generator drive chain housing Club: Classic Car Club of America, 1645 Des Plaines Road # 7, Des Plaines, IL 60018 Web site: www.dassiccarclubsorg Alternatives: 1932 Mormon V16, 1931 Peerless V16 SCM Investment Grade: B+ COMPS 933 Cadillac V16 Lot #59, S/N 5000102 Condition: 1Sold at $324,500 RM; Amelia Island, FL ; 3/8/2003 SCM ID# 30564 00-0  • 4 0

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American Car Classifieds AUBURN 33 8- 105 Deluxe saloon phaeton, metallic green with blue trim, unrestored original condition exterior and interior, only 51,000 miles, 100 hp Lycoming Straight 268.6 cu in engine, only 13 are left in the world, price includes thousands $s extra parts. $65,000. 760.745.6914. CA 35 Model 851 cabriolet, red, 2-speed rear end, motor just rebuilt, car has been in 2 Great Races, museum stored. postie@netusa 1 .net. $75,000. 765.453.5550. IN 36 852 cabriolet, rumble seat, 8-cylinder, dual ratio 2-speed, sidemounts with metal covers, mirrors, excellent restoration, show or drive anywhere. $78,500, trades, transportation arranged. Tom Crook, 253.941.3454. WA AVANT! 85 Avanti, 12,900 miles, Arizona car, original owner, light blue exterior, blue leather, loaded. $23,000. 928.468.6212. AZ 87 convertible, 53,000 miles, red, tan top and interior, second owner. $24,000. 219.956.2518. IN CHEVROLET 58 Corvette, solid restoration project, 90% complete, hardtop only, non-matching #s, 58 283 core motor, no transmission, many hard to find original parts, including trim. sprint70@aol.com $19,500. 440.285.4580. OH 63 Corvette, split window coupe, 327-300 hp, 4-speed, posi, matching numbers, white with red interior, AM-FM, pw, ps, complete ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ONLY $15. See page 90 for details. frame-on restoration, 85,000 original miles. $42,000. 702.914.7894. NV 65 Chevelle Malibu Super Sport, 327, professionally built, 4-speed, 9" Ford, disc brakes on front, nice interior, fresh paint, black plates, 138 car, true SS. $16,500. 386.586.6951 eves, 240,274.9545 cell, 301.270.2019. MD 66 Corvette coupe, original numbers matching Vette, Milano maroon, black interior, 92,000 documented miles, automatic, 327/ 300, AM-FM, tinted glass, 1997 body-on restoration, documentation includes original deal and order sheet, Protect-o-plate and owner's manual, 3-owner car. greensport@axs.net . $29,500. 317.877.1410. IN 66 Impala SS, 34,000 certified miles, 427-425 L72, rare M-2I, only 154 built, 3: 31 posi, ps, tach, pedestal clock, AM-FM, floor mats, original mint black bucket seats, interior and vinyl top, fully detailed, P-o-p, build sheet, stunning ultra rare muscle car. $34,950. 440.237.4013. OH 67 Camaro SS, 396/325 hp original motor, automatic, Bolero red, unrestored, excellent condition, Protect-o-plate, original California car with build sheet, exceptional condition. rsinor@sbcglobal.net . $34,000 obo. 918.834.2143 days, 918.274.3682 eves. OK 68 El Camino Custom, Tripoli turquoise, black interior, 327, 4-spd, restored #2 car, California car, YIN 3680B2171348. $12,500. 716.656.9493. NY You can't trust them with just anyone. Prized Possessions. 69 Camaro convertible, all numbers match, 350 with 350 trans, console, 12-bolt rear with 308, hugger orange with DX1 stripes, with white top and interior. $17,500. 207.582.5715. ME SS, National award winner, frame-off restoration, matching numbers, 350, auto, pebcamaro@aol.com . 513.309.0796. OH 69 Camaro Z-11 pace car cony, RS/ $45,000. 69 El Camino SS 396, matching numbers, second owner, 100% rust-free, blue interior, black exterior. $15,000 obo. Dave, 406.827.3117. MT 70 Chevelle SS, 454-450 hp, LS-6, 4:10 gear ratio, forest green, white stripes, saddle interior, M-22 4-spd, 41K miles, 995 point Platinum Award winner, NCOA 2000 Nationals, 9 time Super Chevy Class winner, 5 time Best Chevelle, Editor's Choice, attention to detail, etc, CE replacement block and water pump, 3 build sheets, 1st time offered, absolutely stunning. afm3600@aol.com . $73,775. 845.278.2362. NY DODGE 69 Hemi Charger R/T, 24,000 original miles, w/numbers matching factory installed Henn and automatic transmission, other than one repaint it's a completely original unmolested Charger that's never had any rust, dark bronze metallic w/perfect tan bucket seat interior and rare gold vinyl top, has ps, pdb, pw, AM 8-track, etc, nice build sheet, gorgeous Charger that runs/drives exactly as it should. $62,000. Scott, 405.203.4441. OK 70 Challenger TA, rust-free, rotisseried, 47,000 miles factory original options include: sublime green, black interior, 4-speed, console, Rally dash, rim-blow, dual racing mirrors, fast ratio power steering, 3.91 posi, rebuilt #s matching drivetrain with receipts, mint original hood, all correct components, new Polyglas GTs, Rallye wheels, more, needs paint, interior restoration, misc. $25,000. 740.342.5342. OH 70 Coronet 500 convertible, 383 4-bbl, auto, dual exhaust, numbers matching, runs and looks great, original paper work including window sticker, needs nothing. $18,750 obo. 908.561.4329. NJ No matter what your prized possessions are, our award-winning equipment provides immaculate, enclosed, door-to-door transport. We offer containerizing for overseas shipping, automobile storage, and pier service. Featuring HighwayMaster satellite tracking/communication systems. Visit our web site at www.horselesscarriage.com jiontitss Orrint .7=2= - ,„ VOW s (MC Q  Jitv. 61 Iowa Avenue • Paterson, New Jersey 07503 800-631-7796 • In Ni 973-742-2692 • Fax 973-742-8369 71 Charger WI', one of 2,659 numbers matching, 440 ci, automatic, slapstick, a/c, pdb, pa, B5 blue exterior and interior, rotisserie restoration, detailed underneath including engine compartment, original sheetmetal, western car. gamlsm@yahoo.com. $30,000. 207.757.8014. ME FORD 65 Galaxie XL convertible, 352, automatic, ps, It blue, dark blue vinyl interior, dark blue top, excellent paint and interior, perfect sheetmetal, dual exhaust, outstanding chrome, runs, drives perfect. $13,750. 518.884.2528. NY 65 Mustang, true GT convertible for the knowledgeable Mustang buyer, 4-speed, power steering, pony interior, Rally-Pac and styled steel wheels, done to top show standards in 1995 and driven 10,000 miles since, original mint floors, red, white top and interior, absolutely drives as new. $29,900. 561.329.3001. FL 69 Talledega, white, one of the best, completed in 1999, all numbers match, car was celebrity picked at Carlisle, PA, also featured in Mustang Ford Magazine. $39,000. 252.633.4625. NC JEEP 1984 Jeep Cherokee 2 door. Built 350, turbo 350, shift on the fly, 4WD, new paint and body. All work done professionally. Call for details. $7,500 OBO. 518.432.9326. (NY) PLYMOUTH 70 Superbird, blue fire metallic, black bench seat interior, 440 6-pack, 4-speed, 54,000 miles, #s matching, build sheets, RM23V0A, one repaint 1977, runs, drives, looks good. $73,000, partial trades considered. 616.696.3692. MI 70 AAR Cuda, 340 six-pack, auto, red exterior with correct AAR stripe, red interior, buckets, power steering, power brakes, spoilers, driving lights, numbers match, broadcast sheet, tons of paperwork, same owner past 10 years, excellent restoration. $39,900. 507.289.8640, 507.208.0191. MN 70 Roadrunner, 383, 4-spd, 3:55 Sure Grip, console, non-air grab, 3rd owner, all original, matching numbers with complete documentation including build sheet, w/sticker, car invoice, order form, original motor rebuild, great interior, alpine white, black top/int. $15,000. 609.926.3753. NJ PONTIAC 69 Firebird convertible, 350 cid, 2-bbl, ps, pb, auto, hood tach, 93,900 original miles, restored from ground up, excellent condition, many extras, no rust, no problems, inside or out. volim@yahoo.com . $15,000 firm; please be serious! 304.728.2557. 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suonanv fryy :soloyd • Race Car Profile 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Its recent vintage-racing provenance has completely eclipsed whatever original period history the car might have had Chassis number: 194376S117043 y the mid-1960s, Corvettes powered by the immortal 327-c.i. Chevrolet V8 were regular national winners in the Sports Car Club of America's B-Production class. This storied 1966 coupe had just such an early history, as Texan Dan Hines ran it in SCCA SW division races at Texas International Speedway and other tracks. B In the early 1980's, Hines decided to sell the old warrior, by now fitted with fender flares, a big block engine, wide wheels and other SCCA-allowed modifications. Bill Zeiring, a friend of the current owner, purchased the coupe with a view to restoring it for historic racing. The ugly flares were removed and the body was returned to the stock configuration. Blackhawk Engineering built up a race-spec 327, with a Holley four-barrel carb and Hooker headers. A new aluminum radiator, 42-row oil cooler, and road-racing oil pan were added, as was a closeratio Muncie four-speed transmission. Zeiring then sent the car to Corvette guru Dick Guldstrand, who installed his own brake and suspension parts and set up the suspension for road racing. American Racing "Torque Thrust" wheels and Goodyear "Blue Streak" racing tires completed the transformation, and the Corvette was now ready for a second racing career. The current owner purchased the Corvette from Zeiring in 1986 and entered it in the Monterey Historics the following August. For the next In 1987, it was awarded Steve Earle's "Spirit of Vintage Racing" trophy during the Sears Point Wine Country Classic. When Corvette was named as the featured marque at the 2002 Monterey Historics, "Thumper" won the B-Production race, defeating a strong field of Cobras, Shelbys, Ferraris, and a host of other Corvettes. Adding to the achievement, this car was awarded the 2002 Rolex "Presentation and Performance" award. 15 years, "Thumper" (as this coupe was now nicknamed) has been a regular fixture in West Coast historic racing. Racing newcomer or veteran, this HMSA-legal Corvette is worthy of a determined purchase consideration. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $88,000, including buyer 's premium, at the RM Auction in Phoenix, AZ on Jan. 23, 2004. If we're willing to believe that this auction result represents a trend, vintage racing, what was originally an honor to the past, has begun creating a valuable history of its own. "Thumper" brings up a series of issues important to assessing the values of vintage race cars: 1. What makes a car "real" versus a "bitsa" or even a replica? This varies depending on the marque you 're dealing with. On one extreme would be Ferrari, where an incorrect number (per the factory records) stamped on the transaxle of a 1954 Monza is considered a 1111111•1111•11V••••••••• ••••••• M•VI•11%1 • •11111%.1111.1111.1•1.• ••1111111•  •

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serious blemish on the car 's authenticity. On the other pole would be, well... Corvette. This car is presented as—and generally accepted as—the car that was raced by Dan Hines in Texas in the late '60s. But how much of this car as it sits now, actually saw the Chevrolet assembly line in 1966? Read the auction catalog carefully: From the description, the frame and probably the center cockpit bodywork are the only components I'd expect to "carbon date" as older than the mid-1980s. (And of course the title, which is a very big deal.) Years produced: 1963-1967 Number produced: 45,506 Original list price: $4,295 (1966 coupe, street car) Cost per hour to race: 5800 Distributor cap: $13 Chassis #: VIN on plate riveted to body hinge pillar brace Engine #: on pod at right front of engine Club: National Council of Corvette Clubs, 800.245.8388 Web site: www.corvettesnccc.org Alternatives: 1965-1970 Shelby Mustang GT 350, 1962-1965 Shelby Cobra SCM Investment Grade: B COMPS I'm not saying that this is bad—for a car of this sort, it's common. The important thing is to understand that the expectations of the market for vintage race cars is different depending on the type of car you are looking at. 1. How much value can be assigned to a car 's provenance? This Corvette is a perfect example to examine how the market values racing history. An authentic old race car with a real history, it sold for $88,000. I know a West Coast supplier of vintage racing Corvettes who can find a core and build you a nearly identical mid-1960s, HMSA -legal Corvette for about $55,000-$65,000, depending, of course, on the level of chrome, paint, and geegaws desired So for about sixty grand, you could have a car identical to Thumper, except for the history. This, in turn, tells us that somebody chose to assign approximately a $28,000 value to this car's provenance alone. 3. The third issue is what kind of history matters these days. Now that some cars have been racing in "historic" events for far longer than they were ever campaigned in period, which is more important, the original racing provenance or the vintage racing one? This car clearly didn't do anything great in period Twenty years ago, it was just an old Corvette that somebody in Texas raced for a while. Today its significant history is that for the last 17 years, it has been an active and well-known HMSA (read: Monterey Historics) vintage race car That's what somebody bought. So what can we conclude from all this? It should be interesting to collectors that here we have a vintage-racing provenance that has completely eclipsed whatever period provenance the car might have had More significantly, this "new" provenance is apparently worth something: In this case, about a third of the value of the car—Thor Thorson (Background information courtesy of the auction company)• 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Lot #214, S/N 1946775108955 Condition: 1Sold at $88,000 RM; Phoenix, AZ; 1/20/2000 SCM ID# 4500 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Lot #289, S/N 308375106844 Condition: 2+ Sold at 5149,625 Mecum, St. Charles, IL ; 6/27/2003 SCM ID# 31536 -1 MN 911Z-•6•-•-•0•.- N•ZV- Z-•- • 01-  1;11 mIT •Z'Z'N•Z-•Z •

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7•71171CIONCir Bourgeatdt Formula B, one of only 2 survivors, design similar to Lotus 20, recently restored, only 8 easy races, Crowther 180hp Lotus twin cam, Hewland Mk IV six-speed, second owner. $35,000. 707.568.3379. CA Ford GT40 CAV, Wimbledon white with guardsman blue stripes, black leather, air conditioning, Ford 302 GT40 motor with 345hp, registered as 66 Ford, 1,600 miles. $69,500. 913.268.0711. KS Ford GT40 by GT Limited, red, white stripe, black interior, under 500 miles, 289 hi-po, Holley 4-bbl, five-speed gearbox, oil cooler, a/c, storage since 1990. $60,000, offers. 614.855.8177. OH Thunderbird, Winston Cup from Bobby Allison Motorsports, Hopkins road race car, fresh and ready for historic stock car racing, complete with spare motor and transmission, extra gears, setup equipment, loads of spare parts, new used and TPD trailer for sale or trade for Kirkham Cobra. 408.640.0744. CA 27 Ford modified roadster, documented early Dry Lake and Bonneville racer, built 1946 by Jim "Jazzy" Nelson, total restoration completed 1998, museum and show ready, same family 45 years. $150,000, partial trades considered. Chuck, 559.732.8414. CA 49 Talbot Lago Gran Sport coupe, short wheelbase by Dubos, fact build sheet, Grand Prix engine, alum head, 3 carb, 4482cc Paris show car, low mileage, original, restored to 10Opt, radio, sunroof, fitted luggage, $350,000 invested. $185,000 obo. 215.794.2100 PA 52 Bangert Special, on tube frame, flathead engine and four-speed trans, needs finishing. $9,500 obo. 618.222.1122. IL Race Car Classifieds ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ONLY $15. See page 90 for details. 53 Grantham Stardust fiberglass special, Olds power, needs restoration, rare. $13,900 obo. 618.222.1122. IL 53 Victress, original V8 sports car, uncut original car, dual quads, period correct car, really neat. $17,900. 805.466.1015. CA 57 Meskowski USAC Champ car, ex-AJ Foyt, beautiful restoration, Katech Chevy, many spares, car was purchased by the chief designer for Porsche AG in 1980 and sent to Germany for a full restoration, it was raced in Europe in vintage racing for many years. $54,900. 636.227.3959. MO 58 MGA race car, five main B motor, VSCDA, SVFtA legal, SCCA history, car has been prepared by Yard Racing, new fuel cell, SU carbs, two locked rear ends, oil cooler, dual electric fuel pumps, new wiring, aircraft grade, tube shock conversion front and rear, ready to race, needs nothing. $18,000. 414.352.0141. WI 59 Corvette, SCCA fully documented vintage race car, purchased at Harry Mann Chevrolet in Los Angeles by Paul Masse, driven by Bob Bondurant, this piece of history in need of restoration. First $60,000. Jack Podell, 574.232.6430. IN 59 Devin, 295 body on 94" VW chassis, 1600cc motor, complete running car, dgaa51®aol.com. $7,900. 630.681.9492. IL 59 Elva Courier Mk II, super modified, beautifully prepared ex-SCCA race car, full race MG engine, close ratio transmission, Accusump, fuel cell, roll cage, show quality paint, alloy interior, Panasports, Carrera shocks, the best of everything, identical to the 2002 SCCA E Production National Champion winning Elva. $29,500. 203.377.6746. CT 63 Apollo, 100% real and original, Buick aluminum V8 w/factory Muncie four-speed, certified milestone car, new tires, needs total restoration. $5,900 obo. 805.466.1015. CA 63 Dodge Polara convertible, max wedge. National record 10.90, magazine car, lightweight, one of two. $89,900. 908.439.2460. NJ 65 Cobra 427 SC by Superfonnance, #918, guardsman blue with white stripes and Rondalls, all factory options, 66 427 side oiler built for driveability, Tremaec five-speed, 900 miles. $52,500. 913.268.0711. KS 68 Brabham Indy car, tubular frame, Hewland transaxle, less engine, Sugar Ripe Prune car, ex-Vukovich, ran Indy 3 times, best finish 7th, spares. $24,900. 636.227.3959. MO 71 Camaro RS roadster, street legal race car, flares, full cage, tube chassis, aj suspension, autometer, MSD, etc, the ultimate super exotic street car, beautiful, less engine and trans. zl@fix.net . $5,700 obo. 805.466.1015. CA 72 Opel GT, 104" wheelbase, square tube, round tube, 4-link, 9" rear, etc, small block or big block Chevy, health forces sale, turn-key, options. $18,000 obo. 609.494.7530. NJ 75 Chevron B-29, ex-Bill Brack Canadian F-Atlantic championship car, fully restored, fresh Hart bda & FT 200, new brakes, spare bodywork and molds, slicks and rains, BBS wheels, all new Aeroquip lines, redone cells, fresh Dayglo paintwork. 302.654.2520. DE 75 Formula 3 race car, Modus Ml, 2000ccm, Toyota-Nova dohc engine, same car as Danny Sullivan and Eddie Cheever drove for Modus factory in 1975, engine freshly rebuilt, excellent overall condition, race ready and very competitive, some spares. gunther@tcsn.net . $35,000 obo. 805.238.2185. CA 75 Zink Z11, air-cooled Super V chassis, #2/ 3, good history, current Monoposto F70 car, spare wings, tail, nose, 10 wheels/tires, roller with Mk 8 gearbox, aluminum open trailer available. pgreigger@zoomintemetnet. $12,000. Paul, 724.779.1327. PA 88 Mazda RX7 convertible, with 93 Chevrolet LT1 5.7 fuel injected V8, Corvette C4 700R4, Corvette Dana independent rear end mated to Mazda hubs, Tokico adjustable coilover slicks, new Dana 3.73 gears, recent paint, BBS alloys, new Flowmasters, estimated 285 hp, 330 ft lbs torque, cold a/c, power top, windows, mirrors, steering, Pioneer audio, 4-wheel disc brakes. $11,500. 214.328.6858. TX 2001 VVR (French) with 4-rotor Mazda factory race engine, carbon tub, Motec, Penskes. Raced at Le Mans 2002. Spare body, molds, wheels, miscellaneous. $125,000. jimdowning@downingatianta .com. 770.457.6300. GA. You can't take the Chequered Flag if your car doesn't make the event! COSDEL INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION The only experienced shipper of high-value sports and racing cars to road, track and concours events world-wide. We take care of everything! You just FLY & DRIVE! ■./ Martin E. Button Inc. Phone: 415-777-2000 > Fax: 415-543-5112 Email: info@cosdel.com 111`,.  #:94 ifilr ■ & i Quality Service Since 1960 We are the exclusive shipper for all three major Monterey Auctions. 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CHRISTIE'S INTERNATIONAL MOTOR CARS 1915 Ford Model T Landaulette  Estimate: £15,000-25,000  The ex-1928 Tourist Trophy Team Prize-Winning 1927 Austro-Daimler ADM19/100 3 Litre Four Seater Sports Tourer Estimate: £70,000-90,000 tr!!e-Ai 1928 Bentley 4.5 Litre Two Seater by Vanden Plas Estimate: £140,000-160,000 Additional highlights include: 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider, Estimate: £15,000-18,000 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia SS Coupe, Estimate: £14,000-17,000 1933 Maserati 4C5/6C (project), Estimate: £70,000-90,000 c.1934 Maserati 4CS (project), Estimate: £30,000-50,000 1962 Porsche 356B Coupe, Estimate: £9,000-12,000 1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 40/50 Shooting Brake, Estimate: £50,000-70,000 1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith State Landaulette, Estimate: £50,000-80,000 1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Flying Spur, Estimate: £35,000-45,000 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV Estimate: £40,000-60,000 Exceptional Motor Cars and Automobilia Auction  London, 29 March 2004  Rupert Banner  Enquiries  rbannerachristies.com Tel: +44 (0)20 7389 2851  Forthcoming Sales  7 June, London   Mark Donaldson  12 August, Monterey  29 August, Holland mdonaldsonachristies.com  Tel: +44 (0)20 7389 2851 Venue Jack Barclay Showroom Nine Elms, London Catalogues +44 (0)20 7389 2820 www.christies.com

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 Market Report Overview THIS ISSUE: SCM Experts rate 67 cars 1. 1966 Shelby 61350 fastback, $280,800, RS, p. 82 2. 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS convertible, $260,000, RS, p. 78 3. 1996 Ford/ERA GT40 replica, 5128,000, RS, p. 84 4. 1967 Ferrari 330 SIC coupe, $124,200, RS, p.78 5. 1998 Ferrari 355 coupe, 5103,140, K-D, p. 85 6. 1967 Shelby 61500 fastback, $84,780, K-D, p. 87 7. 1967 Shelby 61500 fastback, 582,080, RS, p. 82 Ferraris dress the desert nicely in Scottsdale. A s we begin to see the first results of the 2004 auction season in this issue of SCM, the market is looking stronger than last year. Kruse's Dallas event grew by $1m in sales to wind out 2003, while Silver's Fountain Hills auction sales were up by $1m over last January. Russo and Steele also increased sales at its January event in Scottsdale, by some $400,000. The New Year was not as kind to Kruse's Ft. Lauderdale auction, with sales dropping about $300,000 A quick glance at the top 10 sales this month and it's clear that Shelby Mustangs are making big money. Four Shelby sales are on our list, including the top sale, a 1966 GT350 said to be the factory test mule and first '66 Shelby built, that sold for $280,800 at Russo and Steele. With the continued popularity of these cars, it's no wonder Ford is continuing its nostalgia binge with the Shelby Cobra show car and new retro-design 2005 Mustang. The 2004 SCM Price Guide also debuts this month, featuring updated values and market changes for over 2,000 cars. We hope this resource will help you to assess the cars you see at sales throughout the calendar year, and we will continue to update the values in the guide on a monthly basis in the magazine. As expected, Shelby Mustangs did well across the board in 2003, with some models appreciating in the double digits from last year, like the 1968 GT500 convertible, which soared 19 percent in value ($50,000-$75,000), and the original 1965 GT350, which gained 14 percent ($50,000-$75,000). Collectors continue to elevate prices for these and other 1960s muscle cars with low production numbers, regularly willing to spend 20 percent or more over book value for the right car at the right venue. No surprise then to see a 1970 Shelby GT500 fastback sell for $70,470 at the Kruse Dallas sale last November, well over the SCM Price Guide range of $37,000-$54,000. Ferraris from the same late-'60s period have also been doing well, with 330's appreciating by 10 percent from last year for GTC coupes, and 16 percent for GTS convertibles. A 1967 330 GTS that sold for $260,000 at Russo and Steele, the second-highest result this month, fell right in the middle of the SCM Price Guide range of $225,000-$275,000. A 330 GTC from the same sale made $124,200, likewise splitting the range of $85,000-$145,000. Next month the auction results from Arizona will continue, including reports from the Barrett-Jackson, RM, and Kruse events.—Jeff Sabatini• BY THE NUMBERS Shelbys never seem to stop climbing. scmBest Buys 1. 1966 Chevrolet Corvette, S35,175, S, p. 64 2. 1998 Ferrari F355 coupe, S103,140, K-D, p.85 3. 1957 Ford Thunderbird convertible, 525,200, 5, p. 62 4. 1963 Ford Galaxie 500XL hardtop, $41,310, RS, p. 81 5. 1958 Chevrolet Impala convertible, $58,860, RS, p. 80 8. 1970 Shelby GT500 fastback, 570,470, K-D, p. 88 9. 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air hardtop, 566,960, RS, p. 80 SALES THIS ISSUE  10. 1959 Chevrolet Corvette roadster, $66,960, K-D, p. 86 Tasty price on '57 E-code Bird makes for one very happy new owner iNSide • Kruse Dallas  11. Silver Fountain Hills  SCM 1-6 Scale  1. National concours standard/perfect • •  •  • I  II III •  111 • Ill Kruse Ft. Lauderdale Russo and Steele Scottsdale 3 Average daily driver in decent condition  • •  •  •  " •  • •• • • • • •  •  Silver, Fountain Hills, AZ (S)  Kruse, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (K-F)  Russo and Steele, Scottsdale, AZ (RS)  Kruse, Dallas, TX (K-D)  5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems • • • • •  •  • • p. 56 p. 68 p. 76 p. 84

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Market Reports  Silver Auctions Fort McDowell Casino Fountain Hills, Arizona January 16-19, 2004 Auctioneers:  Number of lots:  Number of lots sold:  Sales rate:  Sale total:  High:  Mitch Silver, Bob Graham, rnr,, UUI UGH!, uuly Dohier 460 265 57.6% S4,180,628 1941 Willys coupe street rod, sold at S71,400 Premium: 5% (included in prices of sold lots) Silver's Monday segment used to be just for reruns. But this year, 28 fresh cars crossed the block, including several that didn't arrive on site until that morning. Plus there were 33 reruns, making the last day anything but a day off for buyers and sellers alike. sent back to the parking lot. The auctioneers didn't waste much time with unrealistically reserved cars. For the second year in a row, the weather was absolutely perfect—perhaps a bit cool for the locals, but downright nice for us snowbirds. The Silver Fort McDowell event is one of the more casual actions to attend, with a staff that tries to work with both parties to put deals together without any high-pressure tactics. And there's always the casino next door for a break in the auction action. With Kruse gone, Silver has assumed a clear position as the kickoff event of the Arizona auction fest, and, as their 31% increase in overall sales from '03 indicates, they're a natural fit in that position.—B.MC. Report by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinion in italics While the number of lots consigned and the number sold were both new records for this auction, the number of lots was only up by 37, and number of sold units increased by just 28. However, the total dollars realized increased by $1m, indicating that people were simply spending more, on average, for each car purchased. n the past few years, Silver and Kruse battled it out in the "prequel" to the Barrett-Jackson weekend. But this year, Kruse moved to a date two weeks later (and another new venue), after everyone else, while Silver stayed put. Based on what I observed, one would have good grounds to call Silver's decision not to move a winner. I The attitude of those in attendance was different than that of years past. This year, people at Silver were buying or selling right here, rather than waiting to cross-shop the other venues that were a week away. Most of the crowd seemed to have come to Arizona for this sale alone. With muscle cars and street rods the most popular consignments, the quality of the cars was decidedly better than in years past. While several of the larger consignors indicated they were holding their better cars "for next weekend," the typical car here wouldn't be ashamed to be offered at any of the other Arizona sales. As at most high-profile auctions, rare were the bargains like an E-code 1957 TBird (lot #224), which sold under the market value at $25,200. Few cars had unrealistic reserves and those that did barely had time to roll to a stop on the block before being 56  ENGLISH #527-1957 MGA roadster. S/N HDK43/ 20994. Eng. #166A-U 25453. White/black leather. LHD. Odo: 324 miles. A few bodywork dings were missed in an otherwise excellent prep and paint application. All Silver Auctions - Fountain Hills, AZ from limited use. Somewhat high idle speed (1600 rpm). A very thorough professional restoration done in the early 1990s, but holding up exceptionally well. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $55,650. Reserve lifted when the bidding surpassed $51,000. If the owner had the restoration performed for him, and even lightly enjoyed driving and showing the car for a decade, then he did all right. roadster. S/N AN5L/31880. Light yellow/ black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 72,627 miles. Ancient repaint has about run its course. Several dings under the nose. Painted knock-off wheels. None of the brightwork will hold a polish. #550 1960 AUSTIN HEALEY SPRITE - - Tonneau cover heavily faded. Soft top is in the trunk, and about equal to the tonneau cover. Mediocre panel fit. No matter how much the consignor's detailer tried to clean under the hood, it still doesn't look any cleaner. Solid, no rust found. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $6,500. Slightly rich bid, but a good solid starting point for a worthy restoration once Lucas, Prince of Darkness, had made you a pedestrian one time too many. 1962 JAGUAR MARK II 3.8 sedan. S/N P219077DN. Light yellow/black leather. LHD. Odo: 15,538 miles. Floor-shift fourspeed manual. Restored to a high level, with almost all chrome redone, high-quality paint, nicely refinished wood, fresh leather, and #071 - brightwork except the windshield frame was replated. Painted knock-offs, windwings, headlight stone guards, vinyl tonneau cover. Entire interior was restored except the steering column. Very solid door fit. New stainless steel exhaust system. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $14,438. Post-block sale. In this era of $90,000 Healeys, this is a relative bargain. A good enough restoration that it doesn't need much to show on a national basis, yet can be driven without being afraid of severely hurting its value. #262-1960 JAGUAR XK-150 DHC. S/N S838408. White/maroon leather. LHD. Odo: 66,996 miles. Very nice paint and panel fit, almost all chrome replated. Lucas fog lights, chromed exhaust tips. Very light motor grime excellent panel fit. Undercoated. Right-hand headlight gasket is original and dry-rotted. A few minor paint nicks and chips from reassembly of doors and panels. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $38,325. Sold off the estate of the man who restored the car Or rather, almost completed the car before he passed away. His six years of work (without the benefit of enjoying the car) was someone else's gain, as the price paid here wouldn't have paid for the restoration work If someone had any inclination at all for a Mark II, this was the car to buy. Bought exceptionally well. 1973 MGB convertible. S/N MGGHN5UD314903. Butterscotch/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 45,837 miles. Cheap repaint #130 - Sports Car Market

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CHRISTIE'S INTERNATIONAL MOTOR CARS In 1990, Christie's held our first automotive auction on the Monterey Peninsula, bringing our high standards of quality, expertise and service, as well as over 200 years of experience to the motoring weekend. Fourteen years later, the Christie's event has been established as the most significant auction for exceptional motor cars in the world. Our sales have featured historically significant examples and premier collections, resulting in record-setting prices. Today, we are thrilled to announce the newest chapter in Christie's motoring history with our ground-breaking move to the Monterey Jet Center. Our team of specialists is currently accepting consignments for this extraordinary sale, which is poised to become the newest focal point in the week of events. Early highlights to this auction include: 1959 Ferrari 250GT LWB California Spyder Chassis no. 1217 Estimate: $1,000,000-1,200,000 Exceptional Motor Cars At the Monterey Jet Center Auction Enquiries  12 August 2004 Gordon McCall  gmccallachristies.com  Tel: +1 831 372 0909  Consignment Deadline 18 June 2004 Rupert Banner rbannerachristies.com  Tel: +44 (0)20 7389 2851  AINII__  Catalogues +800 395 6300 Venue The Monterey Jet Center 300 Sky Park Drive Monterey, California www.christies.com MONTEREY JET CENTER

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Market Reports (note overspray in wheel wells) over a body with lumps in various seam locations. Newer chrome bumpers. 4-spoke rally wheels. Soft top is about three fold-down and set-up cycles from shredding. At least the doors fit fine and it doesn't blow smoke out the new exhaust system. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $6,000. Still a tarted-up used car Last year of the chrome bumpers is a plus, but only a paint job separates it from the typical tired MGBs. Interior and engine compartment look prepped by a typical used-car dealer Up in the rust belt, this would be an appropriate offer for a solid car #505 1974 JENSEN HEALEY convert- - ible. S/N 19622. Malaga blue/tan vinyl. LHD. Odo: 45,260 miles. Claimed to have been "restored 10 years ago". Convertible top has several tears at pinch points with the top bows. Accessory lambswool seat covers, very deep window tint. Otherwise a completely original car, with documented maintenance by the local Rolls purveyor since 1985. Perhaps five paint chips total, most touched up. A few gouges in both front and rear bumper rub strips. Light underhood dust on an otherwise tidy engine bay. Hubcaps and trim rings actually look rather good on this Roller. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $17,063. For once, a sub-$20k Rolls that's a good buy. Being over 20 years old, it is eligible for most states that have collectible/vintage vehicle plates (and subsequent discounted insurance), so the biggest and most justifiable future expense may be scheduled maintenance. #300 1990 JAGUAR XJ S V12 convert- - ible. S/N SAJNW4840LC170463. Light blue metallic/gray leather. LHD. Odo: 63,826 miles. Very good original paint with only minimal .  -- - rs 4 O , Ali ' ' .1 11,■ , 1" Silver Auctions - Fountain Hills, AZ #575 - 1966 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA coupe. S/N 146603719. Blue-green/ cream vinyl. LHD. Odo: 90,251 miles. Unrestored with only an older repaint that has several nicks in it. Brightwork still polishes up, but to a lackluster sheen; most hubcaps have some level of curb rash. Good, if not somewhat soiled interior. Door weatherstrips are fraying, passenger's door fit slightly off. Suspension sits slightly low to the rear. Motor sounding like the lifters could stand to be adjusted in the not so distant future, otherwise runs fine. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $3,570. Bought well, as it should be about $4k in a retail environment. Solid, original coupes are getting harder to locate, but then again everyone's daughter wants a convertible instead, so demand is moderate. A paint job that would've embarrassed Earl Scheib with the amount of dust embedded into it. Rollbar, dash pad cover. Dashboard has several cracks, wood is delaminating and splintering, almost every piece of weather-stripping is dry-rotted and cracking. Tops of seats are stiff, dried, and faded. At least the car ran. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $3,700. If this was restored 10 years ago, it must have been financed with food stamps. If it truly was restored, it had to have been left outside in Seattle with the top down since the first day after it was redone to get this bad More likely, the seller 's definition of a restoration was a repaint sometime during the Carter administration and Armor All for the seats. Car wasn't worth the price bid SILVER SPUR MB sedan. S/N SCAZN42A8DCX06795. Light blue metallic/ navy leather. LHD. Odo: 10,095 miles. #503-1983  •■•••••A' ; or, 0 shut. New glass and top. Most exterior chrome replated, but bumper guard gaskets front and rear are heavily cracked. Clean but not detailed under the hood. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $29,000. Consignor had a $40k reserve. This isn't a $40K car and everyone knew it. 190SLs have been generally stagnant unless condition is spectacular (read #1 condition). High bid represented reality. 58 ROLLS-ROYCE road abrasions. Some staining and discoloration of the parcel shelf carpet, slight wear on top of the driver's-side door panel (from arm hanging out the window). Leather surfaces are in like-new condition. Antenna mast grommet is broken. Underhood and undercarriage areas tidy. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $16,065. While it 's. a Ford-era Jaguar (barely) that was well cared for it is still a used car Price was not out of line. GERMAN #545 1961 MERCEDES BENZ 190SL - - convertible. S/N 121011.10015403. White/ red leather. LHD. Odo: 66,832 miles. Wellprepped paint is only a few seasons old. Painted wheel covers, radial tires. Door alignment slightly off, both need a good slam to properly minor nicks on door corners. Painted-bumper base line model. VW accessory front door step pads. Full Westie camper components include stove, sink, and curtains. Prerequisite California surfer dude items festooned the roof rack. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $18,000. As the last year for the first-generation Type II, this is considered the best year That, plus this being the weekend before B-J meant that the seller was right to hold onto his reserve. This is really closer to being worth $20K. #535 1968 MERCEDES BENZ 280SE - - coupe. S/N 111.024.10-001855. Pastel blue/ navy leather. LHD. Odo: 44,391 kilometers. ItMe"arw. 1967 VOLKSWAGEN BUS camper. S/N 237101473. Green/yellow vinyl and wood. LHD. Odo: 66,172 miles. Recent restoration with very good panel fit and paint. Only minimal signs of light use since, such as a few #009 - r.; —4 Sports Car Market

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Silver Auctions - Fountain Hills, AZ  4-speed. European-spec car originally painted white (or at least the front clip). Sunroof, Nardi steering wheel, 1980s vintage M-B alloys. A mixture of body panels that have been repainted at different times. Window gaskets dried and cracking. Dash top wood is shot, in-dash and center console wood can be saved if tended to. Seat leather is dried and in need of some care also. Trunk fit off; rust blisters in left rear wheel well. Grungy engine bay. At least it's over 18, so it can smoke legally. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $5,250. Initially ran Sunday to $4,500, no sale. Rerun during the push, pull, and drag segment to sell. This M-B has more past issues than National Geographic magazine; it's primed and ready to become a money pit. #549-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ UNIMOG convertible truck. S/N 404114055148. Gunmetal/black & gray cloth. Odo: 3,451 miles. Ex military-spec truck customized recently in Canada. Well-executed bodywork and paint with several airbrushed scenes from "Terminator III". Powered by a rebuilt M-B turbocharged, propane-fueled car engine fitted to the stock transmission/transfer case. Custom fabricated lift kit, stock wheels widened to accept current 360/80R20 NATO-spec high-flotation radial tires. Aftermarket gauges and car seats. Bench seat fitted to truck bed. Chromelinked ammo belt surrounding the dash console and dummy pineapple grenade shift knob pretty much sums up the truck. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $27,930. Initially ran on Sunday to $31,000, no sale. Reran on Monday to sell to the LeMay Museum. Even they didn't have a Unimog this odd. Excluding the hokey graphics, the amount of re-engineering intrigues me. #717-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 113.044-12009693. White/ navy leather. LHD. Odo: 47,335 miles. Auto. Both tops. Fresh and thorough repaint, although some overspray on the undercarriage Market Reports SLs are beginning to settle into the $25k to $32k range more consistently, with only the superb #1 cars going past that figure. Both parties did all right on this sale. #750-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SEL 6.9 sedan. S/N 109.018-12001639. Black/ black leather. LHD. Odo: 75,172 kilometers. Gray-market import. Sunroof, fog lamps. Within 24 hours of sitting, the front hydropneumatic and fuel tank. Some of the harder-to-replace chrome (vent window frames and supports) has light pitting, easy-to-replace items are new or replated. New seat coverings, wood nicely refinished; remainder of interior is very nice original. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $28,350. 280 suspension drops down to the bump stops, pumps up when started. Rear stays put. Poor quality respray over the rear wheel wells (most likely from patch-and-fill rust repair). Glossy old paint, if seen in the right light at 30 feet away. Front bucket seat leather cracked, rears are OK. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $4,800. Notice if you will that my 9-inch tall blue notebook is leaning against the side of the bumper. It may not be economically feasible to repair this Stuttgart lowrider, and a lack of serious bids reflects that everyone was in agreement. Below $2k, this would be a good powertrain donor, beyond that there's no good news. The kid down the street may dig it but can't afford to run it or fix it. Proudly offering the world's finest collector vehicle tires and wheels since 1958. Coker Tire 1317 Chestnut Street Chattanooga, TN 37402 1-800-251-6336 www.coker.com 10 April 2004 - 59

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Market Reports  #36-1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL convertible. S/N 10704412011834. Emerald green/buckskin M-B Tex. LHD. Odo: 79,983 miles. With the exception of regular-use service items (tires, belts, hoses, battery) and a Pioneer AM/FM/CD stereo system, an all-original car Silver Auctions - Fountain Hills, AZ with about an inch missing at the upper right corner. Tinted glass. Average engine bay. PCA member-owned since new. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,660. While the miles are up there, care in ownership is evident, so the selling price is in line. #414-1982 PORSCHE 911 SC coupe. S/N WPOAA0917CS120450. Black/black cloth & vinyl. LHD. Odo: 95,935 miles. Old repaint with plenty of nicks and chips on the bumpers and mirror backs from road abrasions. Moon in commensurate condition for the indicated miles. Even the paint is circa-1973 Stuttgart. Interior is in better condition than indicated miles. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $10,815. Only year that small bumpers and painted wheel covers were used on the US-spec 450 SLs. Car has a clean and unique look compared to the sea of SLs with guardrail bumpers and alloy wheels. Without much work, it would be an unusual car to bring to the next Star & Laurel concours. Bought well. #023-1980 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL convertible. S/N 107.044-12059903. Light cream/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 99,056 miles. Good repaint. Polished M-B alloy wheels. Both tops. Accessory chrome door edge guards are the nicest plated metals on the car. Recently 5-year-old soft-top is the nicest thing about the whole car. Either running rich or very lightly burning oil, maybe both. Cond: 5. NOT SOLD AT $1,800. Parts car special, money pit, or the next beater for that kid down the street. Either way, no one here was interested in a crappy Alfa today as it spent less than a minute on the auction block. roof, polished alloys. Added door edge guards, oversized wiper blades, additional gauges under dash, window tint, dashboard cover, whale tail, and 3rd brake light. Non-stock interior. Antenna mast missing. 1400-rpm hot idle. Cond: 3 . SOLD AT $10,500. Yippee, a 21-year-old local used car No mention made of any recent service, so amount paid was plenty. - ITALIAN #755-1967 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA SUPER sedan. S/N AK344292. Green/tan vinyl. LHD. Odo: 7,117 miles. Dirt-cheap repaint. Tail lamp lenses crazed. Rear bumper dented and pushed in. Windshield wiper arm in the paint. Rear valance panel getting nicked up and grungy. Windshield staring to delaminate on the edges. Seat leather dye starting to wear thin. Minimal prep under the hood, none under the car. Service history not entirely clear. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $24,500. The general bidding atmosphere seemed to indicate that no one was really interested, unless left for the vultures at under $20,000. for serviced. Well kept, if not so pretty, underhood. Light wear on driver's-side seat bolsters. Overall physical condition is commensurate (if not slightly better) than indicated mileage. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $11,813. Bought quite well, as a stack of paperwork attests to it making regularly scheduled visits to the Mercedes doctor for check-ups. If the new owner keeps it up, it should see a ripe old age with grace. With a set of proper factory alloys, it would pass as a car with half the miles. #761-1981 PORSCHE 911 SC Targa. S/N WPOEA0916BS160969. Light blue metallic/ gray leather. LHD. Odo: 162,484 miles. Very #025-1984 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER VELOCE convertible. S/N ZAHHA5416F1025180. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 91,326 miles. Old repaint of mediocre quality. External badges are faded, cracked, and dull. Ditto the external aluminum trim. Five-spoke OEM aluminum wheels that *Pa  ,morsvi alignment off. Dent in right rear door. New seats, remainder of interior is original and ratty. Five-speed, twin Webers. Grungy under the hood, difficult to start at times. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $5,600. A little hard for me to grasp, but our price guide pretty much has this right in the correct money for a sedan with needs. (ED. note: Giulia Supers are cult cars, and can be four-door rocket ships if properly prepared. This car, however, was not inspiring and the bid was plenty.) good repaint a few years old, virtually no nicks or road abrasions. Dash pad cover, aftermarket stereo, speakers are mounted on the rear footwells. Some light driver's seat wear on the bolsters. Rear glass seals are dry and cracking, 60  #740-1975 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER VELOCE convertible. S/N AR3048046. Black/ black leather. LHD. Odo: 82,421 miles. Dented in the snout, and covered with semi-gloss and matte spray-can paint. Krylon restoration continued over the rest of the cracked original paint. Driver's door glass drops about 4 inches when the door is opened. Radial tires are down to the wear bars. Very grimy under the hood, interior isn't all that dissimilar. Approximately AMINEM,,wil #326-1980 FERRARI 308 GTSI targa. S/N ZFFAA02A2A0034337. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 25,906 miles. Lots of minor nicks have seen little care. Leather seats are dry and tired. Aftermarket in-dash CD player. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $4,305. More than enough paid for a tired old Mediterranean trout (John Dory?). A good car for someone wanting to learn about restoring Alfas, as it is just about to the point of needing everything done to it. Otherwise, drive it till it dies. #212-1985 MASERATI BITURBO coupe. S/N ZAMA L1109FB314058. Red/buckskin leather. LHD. Odo: 52,634 miles. 180-hp, 2.0-liter four, auto. Very low-budget repaint on minimally prepped bodywork. No visible signs of rust. Accessory dash pad. Brake fluid stains on portions of the hood. Dried and cracking Sports Car Market

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Silver Auctions - Fountain Hills, AZ seat leather, each door panel loose on at least one corner — highlights of a generally uncaredfor interior. A most disconcerting engine noise that sounds like a bad pulley bearing. After crossing the block, it was seen for the remainder of the weekend hooked to a battery charger. Every bad cliché for Italian cars applies here. Cond: 5+. NOT SOLD AT $950. Even under a grand, there is NO upside on this car as cab fare spent after getting stranded intermittently for a month will offset the purchase price. Relatively sound body may be the only thing keeping it from becoming rebar if the price of scrap metal goes up. #045-1986 FERRARI 328 GTS targa. S/N ZFFXA20A2G0060955. Red/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 8,571 miles. Very nice original paint. Gasket between windshield and Targa and repaint. Rough cast, multi-spoke Alfa aluminum wheels. Brightwork getting somewhat faded and tired looking. AM/FM/cassette stereo, trunk rack, accessory antenna. Seems to run nicely. Good original interior. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $5,880. Consigned by an SCM subscriber, who wasn't overly surprised at the outcome. The right price for what is just a car top worn and cracked. Leather surrounding the shifter coming apart; tops of door lock plungers chewed up. Some fading of the plastic switch plates on the console. Late-model Alpine stereo system. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $31,763. Declared sold for indicated amount on Friday afternoon. Crossed the block again on Saturday, declared sold for $28,980. Somewhere within the ether of the auction world, this is your basic $30k Ferrari. With good service records, a small bargain. But don't you think that if the seller had them, they would have been on display? So call this price fair #350-1989 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER GRADUATE convertible. S/N ZARBA5640K1063261. Black/tan leather. LHD. Odor 47,434 miles. Very nice body prep Market Reports Does offer someone a lot of fun for not much money if the valves are properly adjusted, etc. AMERICAN #103-1951 MERCURY EIGHT convert- ible. S/N 0076BH5169716. Black/black & white vinyl. LHD. Odor 95,287 miles. V8, three-speed, two 2-bbl. carbs. Very good older repaint. Good, but not minty, chrome. Some various weatherstrips are getting tired and 11111=1 111•1•Poo staring to fray. Vintage flathead speed parts (Edmund's Heads and intake most notable), Lake pipes. Well-done (but not correct stock) leather seating basted in Armor All. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $57,225. Overall, you can go wrong at this price. Approaching steet-rod or lead-sled status, it's got enough cachet to be accepted by almost all groups of enthusiasts. Even the bone stock guys would overlook the motor tweaks since it complies with the what 's on the hood matches what's under the hood school. It's also not too nice to be paranoid about driving it, yet without a lot of the quirks 1977 "Winner" — LeMans 24 Hour 936-001 on its way to the outright win at the 191724 Hours of Le Mans. 1976 Porsche 936-001  prototypes The first of only three factory built "werks" sports-racing 1976 saw the 936 in the hands of Rolf Stommelen, Jacky Ickx, and Jochen Mass win at Monza, Imola, Dijon, Enna-Pergusa and Mosport — taking the Sports Car World Championship! 936-001 continued with the outright win at LeMons in 1977 in the hands of Jacky Ickx, Hurley Hayward and Jurgin Barth Ickx stated, "It was the race I drove the best in my whole life." 936001 finished second overall at LeMans in 1978 and went on to be the only 936 to race LeMans five times. Currently 936-001 is the only "werks" car outside of the Porsche museum and in 100% restored cosmetic and mechanical condition. Cat-1zia Phone: 831.423.5704 Fax: 831.423.2239 email canepa98@aol.com

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Market Reports  of a 53-year-old car This is one of the great automotive icons of the 1950s. #214-1956 CHEVROLET BEL AIR NOMAD wagon. S/N VC560003380. Torch red and white/red and white. LHD. Odo: 2,664 miles. 327, 4 bbl., automatic. Very fresh and well-executed restoration overall, but not done Silver Auctions - Fountain Hills, AZ Hard top only (and unique being vinyl covered), no soft top. Overdrive, Town & Country radio, vent window wings. Majority of the chrome is new or replated. Underside uniformly painted black, except for new gas tank. Engine bay is clean and neat, if not concours correct. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $25,200. This seems to be too cheap for a real 2x4 carburetor T-bird (E-code in the first character of the VIN). Lack of a soft top shouldn't drop the value, and neither should factory overdrive or the color change. Probably the best buy of the weekend; there's money left in this car. to stock specifications. Non-original engine with 4-bbl. Edelbrock carburetor and manifold. Factory power steering and brakes (or at least factory-type, if added later on). Original side glass bubbling at exposed ends. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $35,700. The bid seems appropriate, more so considering the quality of the work done. If the original engine still existed, it would've added about $6k. #224-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N E7FH243544. Resale Red/black & white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 14,296 miles. 312c.i. V8, 3-speed. Originally painted Gunmetal Gray, car was repainted off the chassis to the current hue. Very thick paint application. Correct new black and white reproduction interior. #317-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD Convertible. S/N P5FH225957. Turquoise/ turquoise and white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 46,163 miles. Automatic, accessory continental kit, hardtop only. Very good paint prep and application, but some chips on the door edges. 1,000 miles on rebuilt engine and transmission, but inoperative turn signals and power #573-1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 10867S107325. Ermine white/red vinyl. Odo: 78,745 miles. 283/275 V8, FI, 4-speed. 2-prong spinner hubcaps, radial tires. Power top. Approximately 10-year-old restoration that has been used sparingly. Engine compartment tidy, but not sanitary. Copper RTV holding on the coolant recovery tank overflow tank drain-off nipple. Lights right off, and after about 30 seconds of a few light shakes when cold, runs great with a nice rumble. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $44,363. Consignor had the car for several years, and wanted to move on to something else. Reserve was at $40K. Not a definitive bargain, but a good buy nonetheless. With the right setup, this is the ticket for a nice tour car #248-1963 CHEVROLET IMPALA windows. All easily removed chrome has been replaced or replated, vent window trim is original and has some light crazing. Rubber moldings around the fender skirts are cracked. Older replacement interior that is holding up well. Overall appears to be a lightly used, ten-year-old restoration. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $28,350. Purchased on Saturday afternoon, reran on Sunday to declared bid of $33,000. Not sold? Hmmm. Oh well. Strange things happen under the auction tent. In any event, there's still money left in this car and I'm sure we'll see it again. coupe. S/N 31847A121314. Eng. #74510. White/blue vinyl. LHD. Odo: 74,510 miles. 350, 4-bbl., 4-speed. Neo-NASCAR look-alike to Junior Johnson's car of 1963 on a gardenvariety Impala. Weathered painted graphics (repli-patina?). A wide variety of non-stock Collector Car Insurance Grundy Worldwide... The collector car insurance program that's sensitive to your needs and your wallet. • Agreed Value • No Mileage Limitations • High Liability Limits Available • Find Out How Much You Can Really Save. Call for a fast, accurate quote: 800-338-4005 or log on to: www.grundy.com for a real-time quote in all 50 states. 400 Horsham Road, P.O. Box 1957, Horsham, PA 19044 62  Sports Car Market engine components from the 1960s through today on the replacement engine. Tired and dirty functional stock interior. Longtime North Carolina registration. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $11,000. Re-ran on Monday to $15,100, no sale. While I predicted in the 2004 SCM Pocket Price Guide that NASCAR look-alikes were gaining in popularity, the wearing of racing graphics on a tired old dog doesn't necessarily make for a replica racecar Amount bid was more than generous for an old used car through and through. #334-1963 CHEVROLET CORVAIR MONZA convertible. SN 30967W173928. Eng. #T1221YN. Silver blue/blue vinyl. LHD. Odo: 38,158 miles. 145-c.i. flat six, three-speed. Fresh paint on top of acceptable

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Silver Auctions - Fountain Hills, AZ  bodywork (free of filler but wavy in places). All original chrome getting thin, new 1964 rear grille (the 1962-63 style has long been almost impossible to find), rocker panel trim rough in places. Entire interior original and serviceable (a few loose stitches on the driver's seat). A stress crack in the door metal right below the vent window frame (at one time, the convertible frame and vent window were out of alignment). New fuel pump, nasty looking dry-rotted spare tire. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $6,615. Seen advertised previously, sold for about $200 less than the published advertised price. Overall, gives the impression of just another tired old car tarted up to look pretty. Plenty paidfor here, an indication that Corvair soft tops are picking up in value. Where's that JC Whitney catalog with the ad for the camber compensator? #299-1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 40867S119856. Daytona blue/navy vinyl. LHD. Odo: 1,984 miles. 327/ 300 V8, 4-bbl, 4-speed. Restoration performed on the easy to do components. A handful of touched-up paint chips on the well-executed Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $16,500. The 196365 Marauder with a 390 is just like its modern counterpart; it delivers more fart than wind. Plus, this one sold just as well as the new ones, i.e., not at all. Bid was plenty and change. #099-1965 PONTIAC TEMPEST LE1VIANS convertible. S/N 237675Z100424. Blue metallic/blue vinyl. LHD. Odo: 7,024 miles. 389, 4 bbl., automatic. Paintwork fresh enough for the fumes to induce headaches at 20 feet away. A few waves in the body, more Market Reports to cry out for a set of Keystone Classics and a jacked-up rear end. #102-1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194675S104065. White/ black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 85,259 miles. Nonoriginal 350 motor, four-speed. Tube headers, Hurst shifter, and various aged Edelbrock engine dress-up parts. Older repaint starting to show wear. Rallye wheels on radials (with the like ripples. Engine swap from a Bonneville or Catalina. Bumpers and easy-to-replace chrome are new (not to mention the new GTO trim pieces). Fresh undercoating and exhaust system. New top. Steering wheel cover, discount store one-size-fits-all windshield wiper blades. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $16,200. More than enough bid for not just a fakey-doo, but a dismal one to boot. Good enough to fool the great unwashed masses, but an easy mark for anyone attuned to GM muscle cars. It seemed whitewalls to the inside). Rather nice original interior vinyl; tachometer needle is broken. Relatively clean undercarriage but uninspired engine bay. Bottom of hard top and gasket is rough. Original plating starting to cloud. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $27,825. Could have been right money f/it still had the original engine (or at least a 327), but this one is destined to be just another Vette with excuses. Price here shows the power of the Sting Ray body. In the end, styling always wins out. Today's car manufacturer CEOs should post that above their desks. repaint. Bumpers and emblems are new, while the vent windows have cracked rubber and pitted plating. 3-prong knock-off style wheel covers, radial tires. Nicely detailed engine and compartment that is mostly correctly done stock. New interior and soft top. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $33,180. Also ran on Sunday to $31,000 no sale. As a base-level convertible for '64, this car is worth somewhere just north of $30K Exactly where wasn't determined by the bidders at this auction. I would say $35,000 should get the job done. #533-1964 MERCURY PARK LANE MARAUDER coupe. S/N 4Z67P527948. White/ blue vinyl. LHD. Odo: 61,052 miles. 390, 4-bbl, auto. Keystone Klassic wheels on radials. Aftermarket air conditioning. Paint rather tired in places including nicks in the flanks, Ferrari Upholstery Headquarters This is the hard stuff to find, we have the easy stuff too! Ferrari's Replacement Leather for Connolly Uses original Connolly Color Numbers Headliner for 308 Striped Wool Twill Carpet For '80's & '90's Blk & White, Brown & Beige Testarossas, Beige & Red Vintage Italian Wool Carpet Many Colors Available Square-Weave Loop Italian Wool Carpet for Trunks 288 GTO Velvet Cloth Yellow & Red dulling on the roof, etc. Unkempt under the hood. Original chrome at least doesn't look out of place on this car. A few seams in the right front fender don't line up well. Driver grade. April 2004 Red Nomex Fabric  for F-40 Headliner for 308 Loose-Weave Cream Black Elastic Backed Vinyl Original Pebbly Leather Grain For 275 GTB Perforated Bone Color Headliner Vinyl for Lusso Long-Grain Dino Vinyl Black, Red & Tan www.reoriginals.com tel: 713-849-2400 fax:713-849-2401 63 "Mousehair" Dash Material For Dinos and Daytonas

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Market Reports  #268-1965 FORD MUSTANG coupe. S/N 5R07C257523. Red/white and red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 64,363 miles. 289-c.i. V8, 2-bbl., automatic. Well done, but not spectacular bodywork and paint. Original wire wheel covers, air conditioning. HiPo engine air cleaner and Silver Auctions - Fountain Hills, AZ Pony interior added after passable restoration. Non-stock exhaust, stereo, and speakers cut into the rear package shelf. Generic "just paint it all black to make it look good" undercarriage. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,715. Since the coupes will always be second fiddle to both the convertibles and fastbacks, they are also the most attainable for someone who wants their first original Mustang (also helped by the greatest number produced). Both buyer and seller did all right on this one. ible. S/N 5F08C291105. Maroon/white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 23,954 miles. 289, 2-bbl., 4-speed. Data plate on the door doesn't match the proper serial number stamped on the front subframe (read that as a replaced driver's door). Both doors are also rattly. "California #348-1965 FORD MUSTANG convert- luggage rack on engine lid. Pep Boys body side moldings didn't help prevent various door dings. Replated bumpers, remainder of chrome original and mediocre. Trunk fit is slightly off. New fuel pump highlights function over form engine compartment maintenance; cleaned up, but nowhere near show condition. Thermostat flaps stuck open. Car sits high in the front (not low in the rear). Estate car that was last registered in CA for 1991. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $5,460. Bid to a no-sale at $4,500 on Friday, seller ran again on Saturday and got lucky when he released the reserve at Friday's bid and price kept going up. Despite this, the seller was still grouchy. Perhaps Corvairs (at least late-model convertibles) are finally falling in step with the rest of the '60s cars. In any event, cheap overall for an open four-seater #301-1966 CHEVROLET CHEVY H NOVA SS coupe. S/N 118376N151657. Danube blue/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 25,760 miles. 327, 4-bbl., 4-speed. L79 engine package with M-21 Muncie 4-speed. Stock "Mag" wheel covers. Accessory headrests and door edge guards. 100% GM/AC-Delco engine room, but paint, most chrome replated. New interior Mostly GM under the hood, and neatly executed. Clean and correct underneath. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $35,175. Somewhat on the soft side for a selling price. Buyer did all right on this one. 427 coupes have a reputation for being very, very toasty inside. Probably fine in the Canadian winter, not much fun in an Arizona summer #402-1966 FORD MUSTANG Coupe. S/N 6P07C184842. Red/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 32,297 miles. 289, 2-bbl., automatic. Radial tires. Non-Ford seatbelts, door lock plungers, and Sears air conditioning. California black plate. "Complete documentation since 1966" starts in the late 1970s. Original chrome has lost its brilliance. Top of windshield tinting has now turned brown from the sun and heat. Rattle-can detailing to undercarriage and under the hood. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $7,770. I did find it odd that I was the only one who bothered to rifle through the inch-thick file folder of "documentation since 1966". Trust me, those aren't "box-A miles" on it, and it hasn't had an uneventful life in the shop, either Price paid was plenty for an old used car black plate" from 1980. Good to mid-grade paintwork. New bumpers, balance of chrome and trim original. Light soiling on the tops of the older replacement seats. Cleaned up under the hood, but not spectacular, with off-theshelf Pep Boys replacement parts. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $17,850. Above average money for average quality. Or probably what's happening is the market is moving up and I just need to realign my sense of what less-than-great cars are worth. Superb cars are easier to value-peg than plain-Janes with some needs. #076-1966 CHEVROLET CORVA1R MONZA convertible. S/N 105676W153409. Eng. #T0121RB. Maroon metallic/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 87,276 miles. Auto, 140-hp, 164c.i. aluminum flat six, in the tail of course. Old repaint was done on the cheap, as the lower half of the motor was dusted with overspray. Very solid, Bondo detector was silent. 196263 Corvair 2-prong wire hubcaps; GM 64 battery retainer clamp was bolted down over the positive battery cable for future fireworks. Windshield gasket has paint masking lines on it. Very nicely done interior with original console. Clean and correct undercarriage. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $27,615. In a world full of hobcobbled Novas, price paid was justified for a straightforward and correct L79-package SS. First bit of establishing the new owner 's territory on the car must be replacing that battery cable, lest the car becomes an insurance settlement. #312-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N BBTO4H92500811066. Red/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 56,843 miles. 427, 4-bbl., 4speed. Originally sold via GM of Canada north of the border. Knock-off spinner hubcaps on Michelins with goldwalls added (whitewalls reversed to the inside). Sidepipes, AM/FM radio, wood steering wheel. Somewhat fresh to access chrome has been replated. New repro seats, steering wheel emblem crazing. Some weatherstrips (such as around the door lock) coming loose. Very good driver-grade restoration. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $21,315. Selling Sports Car Market #018-1967 PONTIAC GTO hardtop S/N 242177K11740. Red/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 22,443 miles. 400-c.i. V8, 4 bbl. Some light paint bubbles along the driver's-side rain gutter, under the all-new paint. Rallye II wheels on red stripe radial tires. Nice door fit. All easy

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Silver Auctions - Fountain Hills, AZ  price was right on the money for a typical restored GTO hardtop. This is a car whose value continues to increase, and the little flaws are easily addressed. #302-1967 FORD MUSTANG GT convertible. S/N 7R03S181459. Black white rocker stripe/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 39,267 miles. 390, 4-bbl., 4-speed. Absolutely gorgeous restoration to the highest of standards. Flawless paint prep and application, every Market Reports piece of chrome or trim replated or polished. Wood steering wheel, new interior. Rally wheels on red line radials. All clean and FoMoCo under the hood, same thing for the undercarriage. Doors shut nicely, runs like new. Cond: 1+. SOLD AT $46,200. While the 390, even in a Mustang, saw plenty of SS 396 and GTX taillights, it was none the less a sturdy robust engine. It's nice to see one get some respect once in awhile, here through the nicest restoration I've ever seen on a Mustang. Going to Norway, the exchange rate working in the buyer's favor Even for a domestic buyer, superb quality of the work done wouldn't make the price outlandish. #306-1967 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE II coupe. S/N RM23D7S112878. White/copper vinyl and nylon. LHD. Odo: 96,106 miles. 273-c.i. V8, 2-bbl., automatic. Very good paint application. Fresh bumper rechrome, although most of the aluminum trim could stand some AWL ,S2147170 ENDURA CAR TRAILERS more polishing. Magnum 500 wheels on red line tires. Very clean under the hood, with a couple of minor deviations from stock (valve cover trim). Very good original interior, just few cracks in the steering wheel rim. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $18,375. Somewhat unusual, as it still has the original 273 engine in it (seems like most Belves get big blocks shoved into them and get turned into GTXs). Purchased by a dealer who specializes in Mopars, and he was a happy camper #077-1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS/SS coupe. S/N 124378L311568. Gold with black stripe/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 66,027 miles. 396, 4-bbl, auto. Light April 2004 'AO polishing scratches in very good repaint. More light scratches on the original door and side glass. Rallye wheels with aftermarket 3-prong spinners, radial tires. Power steering and brakes. Well executed & mostly correct restoration under the hood. Nice mellow exhaust burble due to new Flowmaster exhaust system. Very nice original or old replacement interior, barring the fit of the door panels to the top of the door. Console with gauge pack. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $27,930. Ran Friday to $27,250, no sale. Rerun on Saturday and let go to a Norwegian buyer where this close but not entirely correct restoration won't have a problem being accepted by Scandinavian fans of American muscle. Fair price on either side of the Atlantic Ocean. #606-1968 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE convertible. S/N 136678-111048. Red with white stripe/white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 36,721 miles. 327, column-shift automatic. Rallye lengths that would embarrass an apprentice at Midas. Corrosion setting in on engine bay and chassis fasteners and hardware. Feisty to start. Title delay. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $41,475. Both deep-pocket shoppers for an IPC Camaro who haven't attended an auction before must have shown up today. In the past year this frequent flyer has been to more auctions that wheels on radial tires. Factory air conditioning "needs a charge". Somewhat newer base over clear paint. A few light blisters forming in the rear wheel wells. Recent stereo system. Dashboard refinished in non-stock colors and manner, plus a couple of added holes at no extra charge. Miscellaneous engine service parts from wherever they could be found, gelcell battery. Older, heavily applied undercoating. Left brake light out. Title delay. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $16,485. Everyone did well here. Seller got enough, buyer got a base level convertible of a very desirable model. #106-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS/SS INDY PACECAR convertible. S/N 124679N636258. White with orange graphics/ orange houndstooth vinyl. LHD. Odo: 67,138 miles. Actual Z 11 Pace Car package option; 396, automatic. Rallye wheels on radials. Console with gauge pack; power top. 1990s vintage AM/FM/cassette. Crudely painted brake lines; undercoated. Mismatched exhaust outlet The ultimate in performance, style and protection. • Endura double-wall aluminum construction. • Completely customizeable. • Wide range of height, width and capacity options. Hillsboro Industries, Inc. 220 Industrial Road • Hillsboro, KS 6706 Phone: 620.947.3127 • Fax: 620.947.3366 www.hillsboroindustries.com e-mail: hii@gplains.com 65

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Market Reports  all SCM staffers combined Overall, however, not a crazy price for a car with the right options, and is a good investment in both dollars, motoring fun and visual appeal. A hard to beat combination. #308-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z-28 coupe. SIN 124379L517437. Metallic blue with white stripe/black and white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 60,303 miles. 302, 4-bbl., 4-speed. Rather well done paintwork, most chrome $95,000 for it. Same sign was on it the next weekend at Barrett-Jackson's no-sale lot. Each new owner wants to be the next one to get a record price for his. #345-1969 SHELBY GT-500 coupe. S/N 9F02R4890832. Red with gold stripes/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 84,290 miles. 428, 4-bbl., 4-speed. Very good paint and bodywork, nice new interior. Shelby 5-spoke aluminum wheels Silver Auctions - Fountain Hills, AZ wheels on red line tires. AM/FM radio, luggage rack. Clean under the hood. Undercoated, new replated. Console without gauge pack, recent replacement seats. Engine room is tidy, but the restoration shop used mailbox letters to simulate the wax-pencil inspection initials on the firewall. Aftermarket tube headers. Rallye wheels on radials. Door glass weatherstripping worn. Some light corrosion setting in on top of the frame in places. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $30,450. Note to the dweeb at the restoration shop who detailed the engine bay with generic Wal-Mart lettering: if you can't do it right, don't do it at all. Makes one wonder what other stupid things were done in areas that can't be seen. Best bet is that the new owner should just drive the car and let those peel off with age. #321-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO COPO coupe. SIN 124379L531088. Dark brown metallic/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 46,044 on Polyglas GTs. One could tell the same person who detailed the engine room on the Lot 308 Camaro did this car too, as those same Wal-Mart mailbox letters were used to "detail" the inspection stamps. Some homemade wiring underhood, but the rest of it looks pretty in there. Engine runs nicely, but rich, with considerable exhaust sooting. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $56,000. Would you feel comfortable dropping $56K on a Shelby that has a halfhearted attempt at detailing? Me neither This is a desirable piece and deserved a much stronger presentation. #270-1970 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER coupe. S/N RM23N0G131092. Burnt orange metallic/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 8,199 miles. 383, 4-bbl., automatic. Stock appearance outside, with some nicks on somewhat recent repaint. Mopar Road wheels on radials. Air Grabber hood scoop and hood pins. Accessory gauges under the dashboard, aftermarket miles. Central Office Production Order 9561, equipped with the L72 427 with aluminum intake & M-21 4-speed. Registry indicates that this was the only C.O.P.O. Camaro built at the Los Angeles Assembly Plant in 1969. Front bumper painted body color. Overall paint application is good, with some swirl marks from excessive polishing. Remaining chrome has mostly been replacement. Some scratches on the all-original glass. Undercarriage clean, but not to show standards. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $87,500. No sooner had it left the auction block than the dashboard sprouted a sign indicating that the owner would take no less than 66 AM/FM/cassette and speakers. Most of interior is reproduction and lightly used. Lumpy exhaust note indicates that the motor was probably massaged internally. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $15,750. This is the price of admission circa 2004 for a 4-barrel, 1968-70 Road Runner that is ready to drive without problems. #314-1970 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Targa. S/N 194370S409961. Yellow/black leather. LHD. Odo: 86,660 miles. LS-5 (454, 4-bbl) engine package, 4-speed. Glossy paint expertly applied. Good original glass, most chrome trim replated or replaced. Rallye the 1980s. Unrestored with original graphics and paint (with some minor chips). Front and rear bumper plastic cladding cracked in several places. Trunk carpet duct-taped in places along top edge. Parade boot (of course). Well-detailed engine room, with the gel-cell battery as the only non-GM item. Except for some light carpet discoloration, superb original interior. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $17,745. Occasionally, these scissors-top cars (called such due to the top mechanism that folds into itself) will hit this kind ofmoney if all original and low miles. These cars are a nightmare to work on, let alone attempting a restoration on, so original and unmolested is the way to go. Factor in the documented Indy provenance, and this was bought right. Oddly enough, there was another one of these at this sale, brought in by a West Coast dealer In fairly shabby #4 condition without the side graphics, it reran twice before selling at $8,900, making our feature car look like that much more of a good buy.• exhaust. Wouldn't idle, had to keep treadling the gas to keep it running. Nicely restored interior. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $27,825. Sold immediately off the auction block, when the buyer came up to the seller 's reserve. More proof that early Mako Shark C3s are getting some respect nowadays, especially for goodlooking examples like this one. #081-1973 CADILLAC ELDORADO INDY PACE CAR EDITION convertible. S/N 6L67S3Q434806. White, with red stripes/red leather. LHD. Odo: 49,444 miles. 500-c.i. V8. Not an (often-fabricated) Indy Pace Car replica, but documented as #23 of the 50 used at the race as parade and festival cars. Cadillac-LaSalle Club senior award winner in Sports Car Market

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Market Reports  INTERNATIONAL COZZI Kruse International Ft. Lauderdale, FL January 16-19, 2004 Andinnperc. Number of lots:  Number of lots sold:  Sales rate:  Sale total:  High:  Mntthpw 1(mcp nnd flpnn KnICP 384 165 43% S3,604,203 1946 Chrysler Town 8 Country woody, sold at S128,520 Premium: 8% (included in prices of sold lots) ENGLISH Report by Dave Kinney Market opinion in italics H a Kruse auction in Fort Lauderdale, where sunscreen is more important than snowshoes and you have a chance to buy what Santa forgot to bring? ow tough a decision is this? Hang around the house the weekend after the New Year's holiday, shoveling snow and taking down the Christmas tree, or hop on a plane and head to Through many changes, both within the Kruse organization and with the auction site, the Fort Lauderdale sale has been a fixture on the auction calendar for many years. At one time this was a Miami sale, but for the past few years, it has been held in the War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale, a facility quite suited to both the size and the scope of the event. #454-1952 MG-TD roadster. S/NTD17735. Creme/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 9,372 miles. Older restoration with some freshening. Very good paint and chrome, new Goodyear tires, fairly good chrome. Complete, a very good clean interior, excellent wood dash. No radio, Pirelli tires in good shape. Appealing, looks good enough to take to a Mini club meet and come away with a cheesy trophy or two. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $8,700. Since the arrival of the new Mini Coopers, it seems that every auction has to have at least one of the original series of Minis on hand. A year ago this car might have brought a stronger bid and changed garages. As it is, bid was fair enough; the Mini-mania seems to be fading along with the wow appeal of the new ones. For market reference, see New VW Beetle Affects Price Of Vintage Ones at a local bookstore near you. #460-1970 JAGUAR XICE roadster. S/N 1R12332. Black/red leather. LHD. Odo: 84,204 miles. 4-speed, wires. By no means perfect, but a quite nice example. One or two dings to otherwise good paint, chrome is good but not There is plenty of room to display the cars outdoors, and the auction organizers have rented a number of tents for a weatherprotected display of consignors' automobiles. Thankfully, rain was not a factor, as sunny skies prevailed each of the three days. The park area that is closed off for the aucfion is self-contained, and the many trees provide some break from the sun—welcome no matter how nice the rays feel in the dead of winter. driver condition example. Lucas lights including fogs, badge bar. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $15,984. Absolute dead spot-on market correct today, and maybe even a bit cheap looking at a 12-month prediction. A good MG-TD can be a fun if not entirely practical choice for a collector car Stay away from the Interstates, give yourself plenty of time, and pack a cell phone. #418-1962 MGA MK H roadster. S/N GHNL210288. China blue/grey leather. Wires. Two-band Radiomobi le radio, fresh carpet, wind wings. Fully detailed just across a small street, a nice perk that larger auctions like Kruse Fall Auburn or Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale can no longer offer. The scale of Kruse Fort Lauderdale is such that you can also look at the cars without a crush of people competing for the same square inch of real estate. That is, unless you wait for your choice to be within 25 cars of the auction block. Parking for those attending the event is underhood. Some panel fit issues on an otherwise very well-restored example in appealing colors. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $24,000. Tough to understand why this car didn't change garages. Let's see ff the seller had another offer somewhere else, or ff he starts down the slippery slope of dragging it to the 68  show quality. Fresh tires are classic radials–not a smart place to save money when you're trying to get top dollar for a car. A very good, high-quality driver. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $31,000. Bad Series II Jag convertibles bring in the middle to high teens; over-the-top restorations can bring $45,000 and above. This very nice driver was appropriately bid #112-1973 BENTLEY T2 sedan. S/N SBB15796. Black and silver/grey leather. LHD. Odo: 84,985 miles. Paintwork quality on silver partition is weak, making the car show much worse than it is. Most wood is good except the outer dash trim, leather dry but still serviceable. Recent Michelin tires. Loose chrome trim below the doors. Cond: 3 - The block was busy, with 165 of 384 cars selling, a 43% rate. There was a selection of cars for all interests. Some notables included: A 1986 Ferrari 412i 5-speed that sold for $14,904, a price that would have been low for a 400 automatic in the same condition; a 2001 Ford Crown Victoria police car with just 13,183 miles that found a new home for just $8,910, a bargain in almost anyone's book; a 1948 Chrysler Town & Country that failed to crack the $100,000 mark at a no-sale $97,000; and a 1958 Edsel Bermuda Station Wagon ready to pack a family off to Disney World at a sale price of $22,950. While the cars, the venues, the buyers, and the sellers may change, Dean and his crew bring a constant sense of showmanship to every event they put on. Ft. Lauderdale was no different.—D.K. Kruse - Ft. Lauderdale, FL next auction. While the 1111C Hs have the most powerful engine of the As, they really don't bring any more money. And this bid was all there is for a non-concours A. #474-1964 AUSTIN MINI coupe. SN SAXXL2SI021400509. Red/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 61,755 miles. 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Kruse - Ft. Lauderdale, FL  a T2, my book shows this as a Ti. 1,852 Tls were built from 1965 to 1967. The T Bentleys are quite a rare breed on this side of the Atlantic. In America, the Rolls-badged cars outsold the Bentleys until the late 1980s. Had this car been cleaner and better detailed, it could have cracked the $10k barrier; as shown, the bid was full market. #516-1984 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPUR sedan. S/N SCAZN42A2EXCX09130. Gold and brown/saddle leather. LHD. Odo: 9,734 miles. The story here is the miles—exceptionally low for a ten-year-old example, extraordinary for 20 years. Excellent paint, looks to be original. Light wear to drivers seat, one ding on front bumper. Michelin tires appear to be original. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $36,000. Let's look at this one two different ways. First, at the bid price, it's about 1/1 0th of the cost of a new Roller Of course, there's no warranty and the certainty that its lack of use will cause problems in the immediate future. Or second, it's a 20-year-old British car just waiting to find the bottom of your checkbook, but it's a lot of impress-the-neighbors for lowbuck fun. Either way it should have gone at the bid price. #543-1990 BENTLEY TURBO R sedan. S/N SCBGRO3DOLCX33392. Black/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 3,512 miles. Fully armored to "level 7" protection. Paintwork holding up Market Reports Outside of newly minted dictators from small nations with a limited budget for high protection vehicles, and mafia dons, it hard to imagine who needs this bulletproof Bentley. #444-1991 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPIRIT II sedan. S/N SCAZSO2D2MCX34829. Black/black leather. Unknown. Odo: 35,368 miles. Overall, a nicely turnedout car with wear indicative of miles. Very good paint with a few chips, light well, interior not fresh but nice. Bulletproof windshield is now delaminating. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $55,000. Ordered by an Arab prince and never picked up, or so the story goes with this heading-downhill-fast Turbo R. The complete one stop resto shop 'Complete classic and custom vehicle restoration/creation and repair services for every model year prior to 1980 .True triple-plate chrome plating (old style) 'Pre-purchase inspection, appraisals and title services (PA) 'Collector vehicles bought and sold 'Vehicle/parts location and fabrication 'Maintenance Agreements, Safe Purchase Program. Hobbyist Co-op Program Phone: 412-653-367 Toll-Free. 1•866-877-8866 Fax' 412-653•3798 VVebilittpillwww.carsofpgh.comi April 2004 CARS OF PITTSBURGi, Classic Auto Restoration Services of Pittsburgh Saturday • April 24, 2004 • 11:00 am Preview on Friday, April 23 • 12:00 to 6:00 pm Frank Pierce Estate 50 Classic & Collector Cars Chickamauga, Georgia wear to driver's seat. Owner states it has been Rolls-Royce-serviced since new. All books, tools, and records. Cond: 2 -. NOT SOLD AT $35,000. I might be a voice in the wilderness on this one, but I rather like the early 1990s Spurs and Spirits as occasional drivers. Yes, they can be expensive to repair, but my experience has been that they provide an excellent ride, a good amount of power, and a lot of fun for the money. #711-1999 BENTLEY AZURE convertible. S/N SCBZK14E6XCX61771. White/ PARTIAL LISTING 1961 Rolls Royce Phantom V (Armee& dunned by Red Skelton) 1954 Chevrolet convertible 1957 Chevrolet 2-dr hardtop 1990 45455 Chevrolet truck 1960 Corvette 1962 Corvette fuel injected 1987 Corvette (Eck/en show ear) 1928 Dodge Victory Six 1927 Ford Model T touring car Two 1930 Ford Model As 1939 Ford 2-dr sedan Two 1990 GMC Spectre trucks (only 2 made) 1917 Hudson 4-dr Phaeton 2003 Hummer 132 NIen 'n ad to Sdn111),,e0(0,1‘i, Ot '  0, 0 ■f5t $9° Terms: Cash or Certified Funds • 7% Buyer's Premium Potts Auction Company G.A.L. 118 • 1-800-601 .2888 7444 N. Hwy 27 • Rock Spring, GA 30739 wIN.pottsauction.com 69 2002 Lincoln Blackwood (Neiman Marron Edition) 1974 Mercedes 450 SL (10,000 nu) 1984 Mercedes 380 SE 1988 Mercedes 300 SE1. 1988 Mercedes 560 SL 1973 Pantera (13.000 mil 1929 Pierce Arrow 4-dr 1930 Pierce Arrow coupe 1999 Prowler (164 m() 1957 Thunderbird

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Market Reports  Kruse - Ft. Lauderdale, FL $7,100. I'm detecting a trend in Volkswagen Beetles at auction—they are not selling for the big bucks they brought just a few years back. Perhaps the bounce from the introduction of the new Beetle has faded away. Perhaps the pipeline is just full for now. Cotswold leather. Odo: 10,400 miles. Looks to be an untouched original, no paintwork evident. Some wear to driver's seat, excellent wood, excellent top. Original Avon Turbospeed radials. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $175,000. Original cost new: $339,900. South Florida and Los Angeles are the two areas where you are likely to find late-model Bentleys and Rolls-Royces at auction. The owner here was not quite willing to take the big hit represented by the bid — but he's unlikely to get a whole lot more anywhere else. High-end cars of any kind are fashion statements that depreciate like stones the minute they leave the showroom. IRISH #783-1982 DELOREAN DMC-12 coupe. S/N SCEDT26T7CD010680. Stainless steel/ grey leather. LHD. Odo: 30,671 miles. 5speed. Stainless body free of dings, very poor fit to new seat covers. Built by an enthusiast to replicate the "Back to the Future" movie car. restored in 1999, Blaupunkt AM/FM, original books, sold new in California. Has SC badging on rear, car card prominently says not a real SC. Very good paint and chrome, interior shows very well. A nice restoration, now with some age. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $18,500. 1965 was the final year for the 356C, last in the long line of 356-badged Porsches. This was just too nice a car for the seller to let go at this price. I don't blame him for taking this one back home. At $20k everyone should be happy. #803-1967 MERCEDES-BENZ 250SL roadster. S/N 11304310000178. White/black M-B tex. LHD. Odo: 63,454 miles. 4-speed. Decent but by no means sharp. Rebuilt transmission with new clutch, recent $1,600 service, new top and carpets. Dash wood decent, M-B tex seats have seen better days. Sony AM/FM CD, speakers cut into rear parcel area. #793-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304412010085. Light blue/ black MB tex. LHD. Odo: 87,399 miles. Color change from maroon. Dealer bought at Kruse's Scottsdale sale in January, 2003 for $18,020 Still nice driver, clean inside and out. Some overspray. Decent paint and chrome. NOT SOLD AT $21,000. Previous owner changed the color when she moved from the Midwest to Arizona—the original dark color made the car too hot. Has had detail work done since last seen. An honest presentation all around. No show potential however. Fair bid. #122-1987 PORSCHE 924S coupe. S/N WPOAA092OHN4-56147. Silver/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 52,312 miles. Auto. Good paint, interior quite clean. Air conditioned, power steering, sunroof. Represented by dealer/owner as an actual-miles unrestored example. I would 1_ .„V Complete right down to outside tubing wiring, and on-board flux capacitor. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $30,000. Does not fail to draw a crowd or bring a smile to anyone who looks at it. The epitome of a limited-use vehicle, and a guaranteed draw at your museum. With no actual movie history, this tribute car obviously isn't going to show up in any price guides. I'd say that the bid here was enough, but frankly, I could say the same thing if the bid were $15,000 or $50,000. The real return on investment for this car will be as a roadside attraction, with mini-vans full of kids stopping to see the "Back to the Future" fake, I mean, replica. Or is that tribute car? (Seep. 85) GERMAN #534-1965 PORSCHE 356C coupe. S/N 221124. Eng. #716404. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 20,508 miles. Matching numbers, 70 of the pre-smog cars, and last year for dainty chrome bumpers. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT Euro headlights. Overall seems tired. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $19,000. Another great example of why you should spend more to get more. A car with this kind of "1 haven't been loved" sense about it could keep a rich person broke while making a repair shop prosperous. The world's nicest example at three times this money is a better deal. #473-1967 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE coupe. S/N 117698859. Tan/red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 93,084 miles. Very clean, good-quality paint. All complete. Good chrome; carpets in nice shape. 1500cc engine, the most powerful 40101,0 agree on both counts. Decent paint, tires are fair at best, full dark-tint glass. Sign in window is asking $5,500 OBO. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $4,700. By now all of us know a used 924 at auction is never as cheap as it seems as another repair lurks around each corner, and even when perfect, they have horrible tractor motors that sound like threshing machines being over-revved. This was a clean example with very reasonable miles, yet it still failed to sell for MasterCard money. One thing is clear—no one cared. #188-2000 PORSCHE 911 CARRE1RA convertible. S/N WPOCA2995YS650420. Blue/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 19,986 miles. Interior wear shows a bit more than miles indicated, no obvious paintwork evident. Some scraping on the 18-inch rims, tires appear to be at end of their service life. Cloth top shows well with no wear. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT Sports Car Market

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Kruse - Ft. Lauderdale, FL  =ow 4 I' Market Reports $41,000. Buying a used late-model Porsche at auction is probably not your best bet. That said, high bid was far too short (Edmunds pegs this car at $53k) for the owner to let it go. I'd prefer to spend five grand more and get a car with a known history and the possibility of a warranty. ITALIAN #542-1965 FERRARI MONZA REPLICA open. S/N 10111282M. Red/black cloth. RHD. Odo: 64,506 miles. Ford 289 V8, 4-speed. Fiberglass replica of Ferrari Monza. Wavy panels and poor fit to doors and hood, crazing on plexiglass windscreen. Not an inspiring example. This one you can tell is a fake at 50 paces away. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $25,000. In the world of Ferrari replicas, it seems as if the McBurnie Davtonas are near the bottom of the pile. Cars like this Monza are near the middle, while re-bodies built with Ferrari motors, chassis, and components are at the top. Now you know. And really, wouldn't you rather have a run-of-the-mill 308 for the same price? At least then you've got something real. #559-1985 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFSA17A2F0058745. Black/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 18,688 miles. Very early, high-mirror, US version. Said to be first factory black US car. Owner seems to think this is a big deal. Very nice paint, clear-coated wheels show well. No nicks to quite good paint, driver's side bolster shows wear. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $44,000. Owner claims the car sat on dealer showroom floor for 8 silly years when TRs were like lobsters, being priced fresh daily. If you can get past the dated styling of a Testarossa, then you get a real live 12-cylinder two-seat Ferrari for the same price as a new Acura. The Acura won't break, the Ferrari will, but you'll get a much better place in line at the valet. Bid was low by $5k or so. #746-1986 MASERATI BITURBO 425 sedan. S/N ZAMBL1108GB323453. Creme/ saddle leather. LHD. Odo: 8,761 miles. Auto. Lots of evidence of repaint to rear quarter panel, eau de mothball aroma in the interior. Complete, looks to have been left outside for most of its life. If miles are correct, low-mileage status didn't help the bids any. Cond: 5+. NOT SOLD AT $3,500. Pity the poor Biturbo. With styling very similar to Toyotas of the Insure with J.C. Taylor Antique Automobile Insurance Agency 1-888-ANTIQUE (1-888-268-4783) www.jctaylor.corn April 2004  71

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Market Reports  same era, and performance not too much better, there are few reasons to get excited about these cars. Worth at least this much for parts because Lord knows Biturbos need parts! #167-1986 FERRARI 412i coupe. S/N ZFFYD25B000062895. Silver/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 59,599 miles. 5-speed. Looks to have been driven hard, and now in need of cosmetic attention. Lots of bodywork evident on left rear, nose has a ding next to the badge. AMERICAN #529-1932 FORD 3-WINDOW coupe. S/N 18187976. Red/tan LHD. Odo: 22,070 miles. 327 V8, 4-speed. Offenhauser valve covers, twin Edelbrock 4-barrel carbs, sectioned steel body. Current owner bought it recently, in storage past years. Has the look of a late 1960s to Kruse - Ft. Lauderdale, FL . SOLD AT $14,904. Sold to an astute SCM subscriber who happened to be in the right place at the right time. My prescription is just drive it until you sell it or until something breaks. Probably worth more in parts; the best way for the new owner to get hurt would be starting a restoration. Rust bubbles evident in numerous places. Good dash binnacle, original leather is tired but might come back with treatment. Clarion AM/FM, trunk shows evidence of mold. Cond: 4 - JAPANESE #179-1969 DATSUN 2000 convertible. S/N SRL31107871. Dark silver/dark brown. LHD. Odo: 83,075 miles. Nice presentation. Very good fresh respray, wire wheels appear to be of a recent vintage. Convertible top is brand new. Cloth interior shows wear, racing- early 1970s build. Lots of needs including very tired interior, dull chrome, and weak paint. Cond: 5+. NOT SOLD AT $16,500. The hot rod market seems to be shaking out. The first tier and most expensive cars are the well-documented builds from the mid-50s and before. Tier II are cars with no discernible history, yet with parts and appearance from a pre-1970s time frame. The difference between these two tiers can easily be tens of thousands of dollars. To get decent money, the seller here will have to spend some bucks getting a really highquality detail. People are buying fantasies, not someone else S tired barn-find. #463-1939 FORD 1/2-TON pickup. S/N 184895732. Red/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 2,531 miles. Stick. New steel bed with oak floor. Paint good, but with a little too much orange peel, a few dings. Motor has lots of recently-installed vintage speed equipment. , m :4M5111--A7K-7711f1 r',4- • iro,V.-a ,ik. Has not moved one mile since last seen at 11/02 Mecum, St. Charles, IL auction (SCM 02/04, page 82) where it sold for $7,875. The dashboard of this inverted bathtub is so weird it actually makes the whole car attractive. After adding in auction fees and transportation, quite possibly a loss to the seller Hope it S gone to an end-user now, although what the actual end use might be is a little hard to say. style seat belts/harnesses look good, balance of interior is original style. Very good chrome is straight and complete. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $9,700. Guidebooks say that the high bid on this car was a little more than it was worth. I'll argue that. Think about other similar vehicles available in the marketplace and you'll quite possibly agree with me. Relatively rare car decent performance, and although finding parts is not the easiest, because of their Japanese heritage they don't break a lot. Would you rather have this or an MGB for the same money? I'd take this one. 72 Nova steering column with Grant wheel. Seat cover has split to back, good chrome. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $13,500. Older pickups have both collectible value and to some degree value in use. This truck was far from perfect, so the new owner won't feel compelled to not use it as a truck. Fully priced for condition, though nicer ones can bring twice this amount. #704-1948 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY convertible. S/N 7407063. Dark blue/tan leather and cloth. LHD. Odo: 38,809 miles. Stick. Not a fresh but not an old restoration—a middle-aged resto? One or two scratches on paintwork, wood is very Sports Car Market #503-1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E54S063503. White/red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 3,046 miles. Miles zeroed at restoration. Very good quality, however not a perfect restoration. Very light chrome work flaws, some aging to underhood area. A bit of good with no visible discoloration. Excellent interior, very good chrome. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $97,000. Town & Counuys were last year S auction darlings; perhaps the pipeline of waiting buyers has been filled. They are important and to some, elegant reminders of immediate post-war styling, which is to say rehashed pre-war styling. I don't disagree with the final bid; seller undoubtedly was looking for something north of $100K. #486-1950 NASH STATESMAN SUPER sedan. S/N K360816. Mint green with brown top/tan ribbed cloth. LHD. Odo: 65,283 miles. Pre space-age styling at its most excessive. Fairly good quality repaint in a questionable color combination; interior barely makes good. Nice chrome. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $8,964.

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Kruse - Ft. Lauderdale, FL  yellowing to whitewalls, very light chrome work flaws, including a few dings in chrome. Perhaps $1,500 worth of parts and labor needed to make it look fresh. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $50,000. 1954 was the second year of Corvette production. All production cars were 6-cylinder with automatic transmission. Even though this is on the high end of where the price guides say it should be, I'll call this bid light by $10,000 given how prices have been rising, and how close this was to being a really attractive car. #489-1958 EDSEL BERMUDA wagon. S/N W8UV7I 7964. White and turquoise/ spotted fur vinyl. Odo: 14,488 miles. 361 V8, power steering, power brakes. Has wooden roof rack made by classicracks.com , complete with wooden ladder and period picnic kit. A true 10-footer. Lots of bodywork Lots of good attention to detail, nice Strato-vue mirror on drivers side, correct style carpets. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $18,000. It wasn't but five years ago that Studebaker Hawks were unsellable at auctions. Following the lead of step-down Hudsons, the Hawk is an orphan that has finally found a following. Let's call this bid market correct. #769-1964 STUDEBAICER AVANTI R-1 flaws under plastic wood. Interior was said to have been replaced with calfskin when new. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $22,950. Seller says one of 779 9-passenger wagons built. I wouldn't have thought that everyone wanted an Edsel in their garage but it appears that at least two bidders do. Almost three times what a price guide would tell you to spend, plus some. Often, cute rules, but this time, nostalgia did. SCM contributor and Edsel guru Phil Skinner was beaming like a proud papa over this healthy price. #837-1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. SIN 10867S103138. Black with silver coves/red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 67,694 miles. 283 V8, auto. Numbers matching, seller states 100 miles since restoration. Very Coupe. S/N R5181. Creme/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 48,721 miles. Auto, regular induction. Lots of the restoration appears to be fresh. Nice paint in an incorrect color. Exterior chrome is shows. Not an unreasonable bid, especially for an automatic. #768-1962 STUDEBAKER CT HAWK coupe. S/N 62V34001. White/blue vinyl. LHD. Odo: 35,521 miles. Power steering, air conditioning (seller says unit is factory—it is not). Very clean, well restored with good panel fit, excellent chrome and a well-fitted interior. very good. Detailed underhood but done incorrectly. A nice job that would need a total re-do for a show. Avanti II-style hubcaps. Vinyl and carpets good, many scratches to interior chrome. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $16,308. When buying a Studebaker Avanti, the two biggest-value features are air conditioning and a supercharger This car had neither If you can stand the incorrect restoration, this Avanti showed well and looked to be a quality job. That makes the price fair enough, but car will never be worth more without a total redo —and the resultant increase wouldn't match the costs to do it. So, just leave it alone and drive it as is. #420-1967 DODGE DART CT Convert- ible. S/N LP27D72 125093. Orange/white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 10,458 miles. 4-speed. Owner says was built as a 273 ci, upgraded to a 340. Decent paint, very good chrome, fully detailed underhood. Interior appears fresh. Orange with white color combination, although appealing to some, is an acquired taste for most. Cond: 2-. WHEN: Tuesday, August 10th, Noon -6 pm and Wednesday, August 11, 10 am -9 pm "Concours" & "Vintage Race" week WHERE The Ballroom of the Embassy Suites, located off US 1 , just north of Hwy 68 going to Laguna Seca & Salinas. Easy access and free parking. WHAT: Original vintage posters, photographs, rallye plates, badges & pins, mascots & hood ornaments, signs, original art, desk & display pieces, scale models, literature, books, signed items, post cards, etc. NO reproductions will be sold. A relaxed indoor setting to see and buy outstanding memorabilia from the finest international dealers! This event will benefit the Monterey Rape Crisis Center via a portion of the daily admission fee of $5 as well as a silent auction. 12290 Saddle Road, Carmel Valley, CA 93924 Office & Fax: 831 659-5335 Email: singer356@aolcom Spyder Enterprises, Inc. Market Reports nice overall, but some details lacking. AGP replacement windshield, fuel stains from leaking carbs, some very nice but incorrect finishes. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $46,000. A very nice presentation despite some restoration related and even wear-related flaws. It's the little things that bring the big bucks on show cars. For instance, a date code correct windshield is almost essential for anything but local April 2004  MONTEREY AN INTERNATIONAL EXPO AUGUST 10 & 11, 2004 automobiliamonterey.com 73

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Market Reports  their collection, or two bidders decided this was the one to hold their ground on. This car will be worth more someday, but someday is still awhile off #731-1970 AMC REBEL coupe. S/N A0M190Y161490. White with red and blue stripes/black. LHD. Odo: 28,336 miles. An unrestored example with great options and low miles. Air conditioned, AM/FM, hood tach. looks like a 28,000-mile car would before NOT SOLD AT $18,500. Okay, owner states that it started life as a 273-ci car, but was it originally built as a GT? Without authentication offered, seller should have grabbed his money and ran. Fast. #843-1969 MERCURY COUGAR ELIMINATOR coupe. S/N 9F91M584624. White/blue vinyl. Odo: 36,421 miles. 351 V8, auto. Well documented. Repaint is good but not without flaws, interior very clean. Air conditioning, power steering and brakes, hidden headlights and sequential taillights, two Very clean interior, fresh restoration. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $25,110. A bit pricey, but no real harm done. I would have gone for a car with a few more creature comforts or more go-fast equipment, but the new owner has a fun car in period correct if outrageous colors. Besides, as the thinking went in the '70s, who needs air conditioning in a convertible? With '70s Mustangs of all flavors on the move, this price won't seem high in a year #1014-1972 FORD MUSTANG convert- extensive detailing. An honest presentation on what appears to be an honest car. Factory poor fit at every seam. Some taped stripes show bubbles underneath. Owner says stripes are original and not reproductions. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $23,500. The repaint work on the car was done with the original stripes still in place. The dealer/owner who brought this car to the sale told me he sold the car later for the bid price. A very rare find at auction, one that many of us will wish we had taken home. owners, original build sheets and factory invoice included. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $17,820. 2,411 built. The Eliminator came in three flavors—the Eliminator, the Eliminator Boss 302, and the Eliminator 428 Cobra Jet. Cheap for a real live muscle car, however, the Mercurybased cars never seem to bring quite as much as the equivalent Fords. Fair price for seller and buyer and a car that will never go down in value if properly taken care of #766-1970 CHRYSLER 300 coupe. S/N CM2300C215693. White with gold stripes/ tan vinyl. LHD. Odo: 29,034 miles. Air conditioned, power steering, brakes, seats and windows. Excellent paint, some small chrome bubbling behind the driver's door, not a good sign. Most chrome is good. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $13,500. In a world where almost anything Mopar with a performance bent brings big money, this GTX seems cheap, but it is indeed pricey for condition. However with Mopar the current rule seems to be that you can't pay too much, you can only buy too soon, so let's see what 2005 brings. #754-1972 FORD MUSTANG convert- pieces need attention. Interior quite nice, carpets fresh. Lots of needs but not a hard car to finish. One of 510 built. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $16,200. A very surprising result for a car in #3 condition. The guidebooks won't give you half of this money. Either someone really wanted a 1970 300 series Chrysler to complete 74  ible. S/N 2FOSH139076. Grabber blue/white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 47,961 miles. 351 V8, auto. Power steering and brakes but no air conditioning or power windows. Dressed up with stripe kits and incorrectly finished front and rear spoilers. Magnum 500 wheels. Excellent paint, very good chrome, great fit to new top. Cloth seats show less wear than miles indicate. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $15,000. As the former owner of one of these tasteful conversions (mine was red and 1 put steer horns on the front of it), I can personally test6 to the high Jim factor involved in ownership. However; if 1 were the seller of this car 1 would have let a new owner start to have his fun at this price. Sports Car Market #142-1971 PLYMOUTH GTX coupe. S/N RS23U1R131134. Copper/saddle vinyl. LHD. Odo: 28,145 miles. 440 V8, 4-bbl, auto. Factory air conditioned, matching numbers. Fresh seat covers yet carpets (easy and cheap) remain undone. Recent paintwork now shows some ible. S/N 2FD3T1202106. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 79,879 miles. 351 V8, auto. Power steering and brakes, A/C, hood scoops, front and rear spoilers, General XP 2000 radials. Decent paint and good chrome, interior Kruse - Ft. Lauderdale, FL shows well. A well-detailed used car. Sold no reserve. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,284. Well equipped but certainly not an exciting example. Selling your car at no reserve seems to help get the crowd excited. I'll chalk the last $2,000 bid on this pony up to auction fever. #502-1976 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD wagon. S/N 6B69S6Q258984. Brown/tan cloth. LHD. Odo: 62,053 miles. Nicely done conversion, some rust bubbles along the lines where station wagon roof was grafted on. pr,

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Kruse - Ft. Lauderdale, FL  #1019-1979 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 1Z8789S447232. Dark silver/red and black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 22,537 miles. 350 V8, auto. Air conditioned, power steering, brakes, and windows. Poor paintwork makes the fiberglass look muddy—or is that just bad glass work? Reproduction vented style hood. Price achieved is right on the money. These cars straddle the matrix between collector cars and used cars. Older Lincolns are not known to be cheap to repair; but it's full speed ahead ifyou 're looking for full-sized American luxury in your new ride. Very good vinyl seats are not helped by weak carpets. Corvette lettering removed from rear. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $7,020. 53,807 Corvettes were built in 1979, all coupes. Overall no harm done, but a bit pricey. 1 would have looked for a better example as there are plenty of them out there, and perhaps for just a little bit more money. #470-1980 LINCOLN MARK IV coupe. S/N 0Y89626020. White over blue/blue leather. LHD. Odo: 34,086 miles. Nothing says Love Boat more than these over-the-top Bill Blass Edition Mark Ils. Has the optional moonroof to go with the standard opera windows in the rear. Good paint has been redone. Leather holding up well. A driver. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $3,888. #1015-1984 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS HURST coupe. S/N 1G3AK4799EM410287. Grey/black. LHD. Odo: 7,502 miles. Lightning Rods 3-stick shifter, A/C, full power, rear spoiler. Lots of trim work is weak, front spoiler split, some dings and spots on medium quality paint. Visible rust on top of driver's door. Defender SRX+4 radial 60S tires. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $6,156. I was surprised by the high the first of these instant collectibles. Some were used by dignitaries, some by the press, some just seem to have been sitting around. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $48,060. Just a few months back the first of these sold for well over $100,000. Their prices have gone from stratospheric to atmospheric as production ramps up. I would rather have a new Corvette for my money, but the new owner can rest assured that those that went before him paid more. Let's just think of them as the Chevrolet Prowler, something flashy needed to get the world to start thinking good things about the Bow Tie. In that way they're a great success.• Market Reports bid and would have pegged it at a clear $2,000 less because of the overall needy condition. Lest you think you '11 never see a collectible Oldsmobile from the '80s, had this car been in #1 condition, mid-teens and above is possible. #1021-2004 CHEVROLET SSR pickup. S/N 1GCES14PG38100805. Yellow/black leather. LHD. Odo: 164 miles. As new, no dings, scratches or dents. Sold no reserve. Kruse International was chosen by GM to sell 1964 Jaguar XKE Roadster Series 1 3.8: Red/Black ; triple SU carbs ; the last production of the 3.8 ; 100 miles on a superb nut and bolt restoration. $69,000 Since 1979 9848 Southwest Freeway Houston, TX 713-541-2281 fax 713-541-2286 kand_kgswbell.net 1967 Jaguar XKE Roadster Series 14.2: White/ Red leather, triple SU (orbs, 4 speed synchro box ; COMPLETELY RESTORED ; last of the Series I $59,900 1974 Maserati Bora: Copper Mettalic/Off White leather; 4.9 litre ; 55p ; power windows ; factory a/c; new hydraulics ; original tires; 8,500 ORIGINAL MILES. $59,900 April 2004 993 Jaguar XJ220: Silver/Grey leather; 4500 km; EPA legal ; like NEW. Serious Inquiries ONLY. 1963 Ford Galaxie 500X1 Fastback: White/ Red ; 460 V8 ; aluminum heads ; 800CFM Edelbrock carb ; MSD ignition; 500hp; 4 speed ; FAST, FAST!! $29,900 75

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Market Reports  RUSSO B AND-rea-La Russo and Steele Scottsdale, Arizona January 23-24, 2004 Auctioneer:  Number of lots:  Number of lots sold:  Sales rote:  Sale total:  Hig h :  1000 Dennis Wisbey 203 111 55% S4,612,325 Shelby 61050 sold at $280,800 Premium: 8% (included in prices of sold lots) than at some of the other sales. Saturday was much cooler and as the evening progressed there were few people outside the tent, with the heaters and the bidding keeping things warm inside . was all over, there were 111 of 203 lots sold for a total of $4,612,325 with an average per car of $41,552, and a sale rate of 55%. Drew said he was still working on several important post-sale deals that could very well add to this total. Russo and Steele - Scottsdale, AZ When it It can be deceiving to draw conclusions based on numbers alone, as many things come into play that make an event a success or failure. This is a hard and expensive business to compete in today, and if hard work and a passion for automobiles count, then Drew and Josephine will be a force to be reckoned with for years to come.—D. G. 24 inches long. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $36,720 I have seen a number of these little cars hot rodded and all of them have been really scary until this one. This car was built to be drivable, starting from scratch with a hand-built tube frame, coil suspension, V8 and a 4-speed automatic. Cool a/c and a killer stereo. Quality work throughout. Couldn't be duplicated for this price, but then, another buyer may be hard to find as well. #5365 F127 1965 TRIUMPH GT6 Fast- - Report by Dan Grunwald Market opinion in italics t's January in Scottsdale again and the dessert is blooming with classic cars and white tents, as Drew and Josephine Alcazar transform a barren landscape into a luxury venue in which fine food, fine wine, and fine automobiles abound. This is the fourth year for this exotic and muscle car auction and it seems Russo and Steele is hitting full stride at last. I - Last year some cars fell noticeably outside of the desired character of the sale, but this year the selection of automobiles on offer was much improved. These were led by a Ford GT40 replica that sold for $128,000 and a '67 Ferrari 330 GTS that was hammered down at $260,000. A '66 Shelby Mustang GT350 that was reportedly a Ford prototype made $280,800. The weather was varied, with some heavy rains on Wednesday night before the cars started arriving the following morning. While it didn't come down like that during the weekend sale, on Thursday evening there were some sporadic sprinldes that failed to dampen spirits during the opening gala dinner and dance, held in the large auction tent with the cars as background. Proceeds were donated to the Arizona Institute for Breast Health. back. S/N KC7694L. Red/tan. LHD. Odo: 53,493 miles. Door fit varies between wide and narrow, hood is wide and high at the cowl. Chrome is very good except for slight pitting at vent window hinges. Scratches on side windows. Top of dash has bumps showing under ENGL ISH #F114 5400 1953 MG-TD Convertible. SN TD17547. Red/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 68,997 miles. Minor pitting visible on chrome gas tank trim, scratches on chrome gas tank trim and on back window. Interior is as new vinyl and vent window latches pitted. Cheap looking radio wood trim. Bright red paint nice. The undercarriage is red as well and sparkles. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $23,500. This car was run as a N/S on Friday and rerun to sell on Saturday. I show the GT6 to be a late 1966 introduction, yet this was listed as a 1965. Despite the uneven gaps, this was a nice car that you won 't see in this condition often. But still, $23.5k should be enough to buy ALL the nice GT6s in the world, at one time. #5405 S126 1967 JAGUAR )(ICE Con- Things started on Friday with the usual selection of memorabilia and small items prior to the cars. The bidding started a little slowly, as expected, but after a few no-sales, the buyers and the sellers started to meet and the pace picked up considerably. At Russo and Steele, you must be a registered bidder to be in the sale tent during the auction, so there are fewer lookers and no distractions from the business at hand. The area is smaller and the excitement builds more quickly 76  with some overspray on the steering column under the dash. Carpets dirty. Seats not bolted down tight. Engine bay clean. Seems to run well. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $17,000. With just 54 horsepower, these are no speed demons but they look the part and that's enough. This car looked to be recently restored to a very good level and was hard to fault except for some dirt on the carpets and the wheels. The bid appeared fair but the owner wanted around $20k. #5457 1956 MORRIS MINOR TRAVEL- ER Coupe. S/N Z2531346034. Red/tan. LHD. Odo: 1,000 miles. 350 Chevy, 4-speed. Excellent paint and superb fit and finish to wood. All chrome is new. Painted front bumper. Tube frame with coil suspension all around. Tan leather bucket seat interior with tilt wheel, digital gauges and air conditioning. Ford 9-inch rear end. Driveshaft is 4 inches around and Paint chips on driver's door and trunk lid edges. Windshield scratched on driver's side. Engine clean but driven. Undercoated. Driver's seat bolster showing patina. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $43,500. Looks like a decent driver to me, and it looks like the present owner thinks' so Sports Car Market - vertible. S/N 1E15398. Blue steel/black. LHD. Odo: 14,353 miles. Trunk and gas door gaps uneven. 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Russo and Steele - Scottsdale, AZ  too. He will continue to drive it a while longer. Bid was very fair for condition. Perfection can bring double, but that's not this car #5407-S178-1974 JAGUAR XKE SIII convertible. S/N L 1E1S24085BW. Red/tan. LHD. Odo: 77,322 miles. Driver's door and trunk gaps uneven. Chrome wearing thin on front bumper and headlights. Rear bumper shows scratches. Paint prep flaw at rear of trunk with numerous door edge chips. Some windshield scratches and stone chips. Engine is dirty with oil leaks evident; rust on intakes. Snags on top fabric. Undercoated. Air conditioning. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $26,568. I found a receipt in the glove box for a new oil pan, transmission gaskets and a new rear seal. The trunk had numerous dents from something bouncing around and banging against the lid from the inside. The car has some issues but it appears to have been purchased with that in mind Fairly bought. #5376-F180-1987 BENTLEY 8 sedan. S/N SCBZE42A3HCX16877. White/dark red. LHD. Odo: 71,691 miles. Both front door gaps wide at rear and trunk gap is uneven. Rear bumper shows scratches. Unevenly masked paint prep around weatherstripping, cracks, sanding marks, overspray, and chips. Door jambs were not painted with the rest of the car. Chips to windsheild. Bumps under dash padding and much of the dashboard wood shows stress and cracking. Engine compartment clean with some road dust. The car has been undercoated and shows evidence of oil leaks. Cond: -3. SOLD AT $18,250. Poor repaint and many other flaws detract from this onceproud English car Too many expensive things to go wrong from here on. Sold post-block. Seems cheap, right? Wait until the first thing breaks, if it hasn't already. FRENCH #54 13-S132-1922 BIGNAN AL convertible. S/N 6837. Blue/black. RHD. Odo: 78,682 rnYklIALINILTD Classic GIPS WE ARE MOVING! I am pleased to announce the grand opening of our new 35,000 sq ft facility. For the last 15 years Hyman Ltd Classic Cars has acted as principle in the acquisition a sale of specialty collector cars. Over the years many of our friends and customers have requested that we take their cats on consignment, however our limited space did not allow us to do so. Our new facility will not only give us the ability to expand our service department and showroom, but will provide the opportunity to accept select consignments on a limited basis. Our desire to purchase quality collector cars or complete car collections continues, but in addition I invite you to contact me, or one of my associates to discuss how Hyman Ltd Classic Cars can help you sell your car. Sincerely, , Mark Hyman April 2004 WWW.HYMANLTD.COM 314-524-6000 2310 CHAFFEE ST. LOUIS, MO 63146 77 -Sr miles. Windshield frame pitted and shows rust. Heavy patina to leather seat. Looks like it has a re-made stainless steel dash with old gauges. Bulb horn. Axle housing is welded and patched at the center section. Radiator looks dull and worn. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $13,750. Unique boat-tail design built on a British Salmson chassis by Jacques Bignan. Said to be correct original car, but who would know? Unusual to say the least, but that wasn't enough to give this boat-tail a new bay. GERMAN #543 I S114 1959 MERCEDES-BENZ - - 1905L convertible. S/N A121040-109500732. White/tan. LHD. Odo: 40,447 miles. Door handles heavily pitted but most of the chrome is quite good. Paint chips on door edges. Rear reflector bezels rusty. Trunk gap wide at bottom. Interior rough. Shiny black painted dash, glove box door dented, steering wheel cracked and crazed, mirror's finish -411 Market Reports

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Market Reports  tweaked engine. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $14,580. A mild custom Karmann Ghia that is non-stock almost everywhere-not necessarily a bad thing. $13,500 plus the juice is a lot of Deutschmarks for a Karmann Ghia but when Beetles bring $10,000+ (wait till you see the one at B-J in next month 's issue), this is probably a fair deal for both the buyer and seller gone on inside and outside mirrors, new carpe glued and Velcroed to floor. Engine filthy with large hole in fiber air duct from the hood rod. Engine compartment painted white in places with a rattle can. Heavy undercoating. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $19,980. Even the undercoating can't hide the rust through on the driver 's and passenger 's floor pans. The trunk is filled with spare parts old and new. This car screams DANGER!!! All the money paid and a lesson about to be learned. #5477-1969 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA Convertible. S/N 149347307. Red/tan. LHD. Odo: 16,038 miles. Very shiny paint and good panel fit. Slight pitting on windshield frame. Some of soft top stitching loose. #5480-S97-1988 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA Coupe. S/N WPOAB0919JS121707. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 36,616 miles. A few scratches to right rear light trim. Paint chips on rear license plate area. Left rear tire low. greasy with rusted-through floor pan. Passenger seat leather split and driver's seat dry as well. Gauges and headliner dirty. Driver's window won't roll up and the hood pull is hanging loose under the dash. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $17,500. One of a few botched-up speciales built in the Midwest some years ago. No hope of ever making it back into a real car A sad ending for a Sprint Speciale, one of the most beautiful cars ever built in serial production. Overall good paint, trim and interior. Stainless exhaust and low-restriction aftermarket intake. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $31,860. This car appears to have been enthusiast-owned, in the best sense of the word (as opposed to boyracer owned), hence the decent price. ITALIAN Most of chrome looks new. Top misfit at side windows. New custom interior is nice. Solid looking underneath. Chromed steel wheels and #5424-1965 ALFA ROMEO SS Coupe. S/N AR381238. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 15,615 miles. Rust bubbles on both doors and left rocker panel. Rear emblem missing. Cracks in paint near right headlight. Wiper scratches on windshield. Engine bay dirty and underside CLASSIC SHOWCASE The Jaguar Specialists "Offering a fine selection of European Vehicles" Order our FREE quarterly E-Newsletter! Jaguar Club News • Classic Car Features Upcoming Events - News and information you can use! ( 1 ASS IC Visit us online at www.classicshowcase.com Sales 760 747.3188 Buying/Restoration 760 747 9947 Fax 760 747.4021 Preview by appointment please. management@classicshowcase.com 78  Ferrari Nationals. 1997 Meadow Brook First Place Overall. Records, books and tools. This car also recently completed the Copperstate 1000 and Gauthier Road Rallies. The dead bugs on the front spoiler attest to use. The Sports Car Market Very nice interior as well. Shifter chrome poor. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $124,200. A wellpresented 12-cylinder Ferrari that brought over-the-top money. I would have expected more like $100k. Was it just the Scottsdale weekend or have GTC prices jumped when wasn't looking? #5353-S148-1967 FERRARI 330 GTS Convertible. S/N 9781. Yellow/black. LHD. Odo: 54,735 miles. Minor paint chips to front and windshield. Scratches on decklid where top folds back. Glovebox door doesn't fit tight. Car appears excellent everywhere else. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $260,000. A magnificent car Six first place awards in 1985-2000, including the Coupe. S/N 11340. Silver/black. LHD. Odo: 58,282 miles. Wires. Excellent paint and panel fit, only flaw a loose right side vent window. #5500-S151-1967 FERRARI 330 GTC Russo and Steele - Scottsdale, AZ

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Russo and Steele - Scottsdale, AZ  original cost was $16,426. A good healthy price for what some think is the very best of the open, vintage Ferraris. #5330-S164-1968 FERRARI 365 GT 2+2 coupe. S/N 12065. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 81,359 miles. Paint very nice and all panels fit well. Some trim scratches and dents visible with pitting to both vent window chrome trims. The leather handbrake boot is worn through in Market Reports one spot, seats distressed. Inside driver's door handle broken. Aluminum-painted components underhood. Nice paint, chrome, air conditioning blows cold. Not too much smoke on startup. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $55,080. All the money here for a car that is less than perfect. All 2+2 Ferraris are a tough sell for big bucks, so the seller should be smiling. #5099-1971 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER convertible. S/N 1486793. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 30,670 miles. Panel fit even and paint good but with the usual door edge chips. Both tail light lenses cracked and luggage rack holes plugged with chrome bolts. Engine bay clean with a washer canister hole taped over. Driver's floor pan looks rough. Newer undercoating. No radio and misfit trim on the center console. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $12,000. The doors slam solid and the top appears to fit tight. The car has some issues but nothing serious. This is a car I would feel confident to buy and drive home. Well, maybe not to Illinois in January, but perhaps Tucson or even L.A. Seemed like a fair offer to me but the owner was looking for around $15,000. Anywhere else in the world, this is an $8,000 car #5493-S095-1987 FERRARI MONDIAL Convertible. S/N ZFFXCA7H0068391. Black/tan. LHD. Odo: 31,559 miles. 3.2 liter. Paint chips on headlight doors and front end. Some paint waviness and orange peel on right side. Small paint chips on windshield. Driver's seat dry and starting to show cracking. Sony tape deck with remote CD changer and amp in trunk. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $32,400. If the servicing was kept up to date then this car was priced right on the money. If not, add $5,000 to the real price. #5470-1991 FERRARI MONDIAL Convertible. S/N ZFFFK33A5L00879390. Red/tan. LHD. Odo: 13,884 miles. All panel gtow tfr , gaps good and even. Paint worn thin on black trims and a few door edge chips but otherwise good. Rear flexible window shows scratches. Carpets are dirty but don't appear worn. JVC stereo. Engine bay is as-driven clean. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $43,000. Declared sold at R&S Monterey 2003 for $52,380. Ex-Kurt Russell YeietA  4l0746e RESTORATIONS Twenty years dedicated to the meticulous restoration of the world's finest exotic, vintage and classic motor cars. APPRAISING SERVICES AVAILABLE: DECLARED VALUE • LOSS DAMAGE • ESTATES 2347 GOLD RIVER ROAD • SUITE N • GOLD RIVER, CA 95670 ACCESS OUR ARCHIVE OF CAR PROFILES Upgrade to SCM GOLD and get your password today! Sign up online at www.sportscarmarket.com or e-mail April 2004 scmgold@sportscarmarketcom Contact Gary Gandy to discuss your classic car insurance needs. arish Heacock INSURANCE (800) 678-5173 Instant quotes online at: www.parishheacock.com 79 Classic Car Insurance Costs Less Than You Think!

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Market Reports  and Go!die Hawn ownership. Drop top and four seats (even Goldie wouldn't fit in the back one though). That price seemed high, this price is about right. Lots offun here, but not loved in the marketplace. #5392-S155-1997 FERRARI 550 MARANELLO coupe. Yellow/black. LW). Odo: 11,237 miles. 6-speed. Some of the black painted trim areas are worn. Spoiler trim re- Russo and Steele - Scottsdale, AZ auto headlight dimmer, signal seek radio, power pack engine, fender skirts, continental kit, and more. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $66,960. It was a pleasure to look at this superb restoration on a great shoebox Chevy. Highly thought of by the buyer and rightly so. Imagine that a coupe brought $66k, and would be declared worth it. noise stereo. NOX and supercharged. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $31,405. Huge dollars in extras on this one. How do you start with a high-styled automobile and uglicize it? I'm sure it is fast and the youngsters will love it. It's just not my cup of tea. I do love the big, red, start button though. Money enough for a modificato. AMERICAN touched. Ashtray door chipped. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $105,000. It was hard to find any flaws on this well-maintained 7-year-old car However, 550s are going nowhere but down in the marketplace–they just built too many of them for them ever to be really collectible. That said, this price was low by at least $25,000. JAPANESE 1967 DATSUN 1600 Convertible. S/N SPL31118818. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 89,190 miles. Driver's side door fit is wide and door handle is loose, shuts poorly. Passenger door gap wide at top as well. Some paint cracking on right top of rear fender. Stone chips on windshield. Very shiny black vinyl seat covers. #5379 - #5381-S172-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR Convertible. S/N VC57A129219. Black/ red/gray. LHD. Odo: 92,795 miles. 283 V8, 4V, auto. Numerous dents to trim, side panel trims do not fit flush. Front bumper and the rear quarter window chrome dull. Rear bumper Console's shiny bits look rough, and carpet worn through at shifter. Inside door handles look aluminum-painted. Engine clean but carburetors look like someone took a ball peen hammer to the dashpots. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,400. Really a spI311 model but simply called the 1600 in the US. Datum sold a little over 45,000 total vehicles in the US in 1967, but not too many 1600s, and very few survived the rust dragon. That said, this appears to be an uneven amateur restoration that still has lots of needs. Let's hope the new owner can supply the time and the yen that are needed to finish it. 2001 HONDA S2000 Convertible. S/N JHMAP11471T008957. Silver/red/black. LHD. Odo: 19,000 miles. Paint chips around driver's door and scratches on flexible rear window. All else is like new. Lots of carbon fiber ground effects including whale tail. Big #5387 - 80  Rear axle tubes have some non-chromed (repair?) welds on both sides. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $10,044. These T-Bucket glass rods are probably the easiest and least expensive way to build a true hot rod. No mind-boggling engineering is needed. A simple frame, dropped axle in front and plain interior Having said that, with the chrome, wire wheels and soft top on this car it had to cost more to build than it sold for today. A bargain entry-level hot rod that should be fun to drive and show as long as you don't try to go too fast. The right price. #5329-S160-1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR Hardtop. S/N VC55T051048. Gray/ coral/gray/coral cloth. LHD. Odo: 258 miles. 265 V8, 4-bbl, auto. Some panel gaps slightly wide but everything else spotless. Has every option possible: power windows, seats, brakes, A/C, windshield washer, traffic light viewer, ster. S/N AZ46359. Eng. #3782870. Red/ black. LHD. Chevy 327 V8, 4-bbl, 4-speed. Front and rear chromed suspension nice but chrome is weak at welded areas. Chrome is peeling off the left windshield frame. Headers are just starting to blue. Paint has some cracks in top rear edge of the bucket. #5333 F104 1929 FORD T bucket road- - - Good glass, clean engine with vintage air and disc brakes. Hood springs are weak. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $25,000. A nice mild custom '57 with vinyl and cloth interior a digital dash and tilt steering. Door fit seems good and they both close solidly. Bid might have been a touch low, but there are a lot of these resto-rods out there. #5645-S087-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR hardtop. S/N VC57F179969. Silver/gray cloth. LHD. 350, auto. Hood fit is slightly off. Chrome is very good with screwed-on rocker trim. Paint chip on top of right fender. is too far from body and front bumper loose. Left vent window slightly delaminated. Engine detailed but hood hinges painted aluminum. Numerous panel fit problems. Very good paint. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $50,000. Another car that just wasn't up to the Scottsdale mega level and therefore failed to sell—despite a decent bid, I might add. Convertible. S/N F58K124091. Red/red and gray. LHD. Odo: 239 miles. Hood sits high on right side and trunk gap a bit wide at the front. All chrome new but some of bumper chrome is a little gray in tone compared to the rest, which is show quality. Some scratches on passenger side window but everything else looks new. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $58,860. A recent looking high-quality, frame-off restoration on a very collectible automobile with the big 3-deuce #5342 1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA - Sports Car Market

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Russo and Steele - Scottsdale, AZ  OPE.'  von 411$11-111111111 ...41 that are fixed up just enough to sell. Lots of details left undone or covered up. The frame has been repaired as well at the rear kick-up on both sides. Not pretty but repaired. A very strong price for a Corvette of this caliber with this many needs. L.  - #5420-1962 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 348 engine. Sold by an SCM subscriber whose cars are always of high quality. A bargain at this price. #5517 1959 CHEVROLET COR- VETTE convertible. S/N J59S105294. White/silver/red. LHD. Odo: 64,451 miles. 283, two 4-bbls, 4-speed. Uneven panel gaps apparent and the usual pitting on chrome windshield frame. All other chrome appears new. Paint has cracks around door window trim and is rough with numerous engine and undercarriage. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $36,720. The factory built 409s with 409 horsepower but I would guess this one was tweaked for more than that. There are fat tires on the back and skinnies on the front. It looks ready for nostalgia racing. chips near hood and trunk. Door jambs were not repainted. Window fuzzies worn out. Door panels screwed on with several screws missing. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $42,660. This feels like many of the earlier Corvettes out there #F168-5406-1963 FORD GALAXIE 500XL Hardtop. S/N 3A68Q176355. Rose beige/black. LHD. Odo: 80,676 miles. 427, two 4-bbls, four-speed. Hood fit wide and high at rear. Paint shows some orange peel on right coupe. S/N 21637B126721. White/red. LHD. A drag special. Widely varying panel fit with painted on lettering. Fiberglass hood and bumpers, generally good trim with some waves but no dents. Clean Market Reports lower 1/4 panel and a few small chips on same side. The seats, headliner, and carpets appear new. Slight misfit to door panel light. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $41,310. This is a huge car with lots of chrome and trim, all of which is nice. One of the best styled interiors of any car in the '60S. The Q code 427 engine should move it along nicely as well. This 425-hp galaxy is the basis from which Ford used to dominate the NASCAR circuit in the early '60S—so you know this car does more than just look good Fords just don't pull the big bucks the way that Chevys do; this car was cheap. #F108 5310-1966 CHEVROLET NOVA Coupe. S/N 115376N138000. Teal/black. LHD. Odo: 33,817 miles. Panel fit generally good with hood slightly high. Right taillight trim fits poorly and dents in rear window surround. Some chips on driver's door and cracks in paint around rear window, as well as paint drips. Some pitting on the vent frame chrome. Exotic Car Transport We Apologize 4/P ORLANDO FLORIDA Open and Enclosed Carrier Service! ',421 -..W101116m,awmwe zytniil may be out of your reach. While our brilliant shine, exacting quality standards and customer satisfaction are world renown, you may not be able to find the zymol your car needs Not to worry. All of the products. instructions and Authorized Reseller locations are available Online and on CD-ROM So... your zymol is simply a login or telephone call away zymol may be a reach but  car deserve al and your 2003 zyrnel Enterprises Inc www.zymol.COM 1-800-999-5563 ZyMol April 2004 "Get the whole story of Exotic Car Transport, visit us on the Worldwide Web." 1-800-766-8797 www.exoticcartransport.corn Nationwide Transport of Exotic, Vintage and Luxury Automobiles Indoor Storage Available 81

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Market Reports Russo and Steele - Scottsdale, AZ B427H8B400490. Yellow/black. LHD. Odo: 60,715 miles. 383, 4-bbl, 4-speed. Panels gaps uneven and most of trim has dents. Rear bumper bad on top and front has dents. Paint distressed between the top and the trunk. Surface rust on top frame. Engine compartment painted and nterior clean but not perfect. Shows normal wear of a 33,000-mile car. Newer 350 tidy, as is the undercarriage. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $11,880. This was not a factory color, so this Nova looks a little weird, but the paint was applied well enough. Even though this is not the more desirable SS model it is still a worthy piece. A good driver and despite the modern 350 V8 I would say it was bought well. #5375-S175-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Coupe. S/N 194376S102524. Blue/ black. LHD. Odo: 61,160 miles. 327 V8, 4-bbl, 4-speed. A number of the gaps are wide or tight, (more than factory spec which often wasn't great). Rear bumper fit is off. Paint is good with slight orange peel and chips near headlights. Engine bay clean with some overspray on wires, etc. Interior has a number of faults: used as a test car and brochure car for the Shelby GT 350. The serial # S001 would seem to back that up along with many other details. Well restored to the late 1965 configuration and owned by the same owner for the past 30 years. Nearly 300k for any GT 350 has to be enough to make Shelby-owners 'wallets vibrate like a pager But don't forget there's only one S/N 001. CAMARO PACE CAR Convertible. S/N 124677N192159. White/blue. LHD. Odo: 8,215 miles. 350, auto, 4-bbl. Both passenger and driver's side glass scratched. Radio antenna is missing. Other than that the car looks as if it were purchased new and put away. Cond: 1-. #5370-F128-1967  CHEVROLET detailed. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. It looks like most of the panels have been taken off and put back on this car during the restoration, which may explain the uneven gaps. The car leaks oil. Very few Barracuda convertibles survived and even fewer with the 383 and 4 speed. An unusual and good looking car that had a base price of $2,860 when new. $45,000 seems like a good price but the owner wanted $60K. CAMARO YENKO CLONE Hardtop. S/N 124379N522155. Blue/black. LHD. Odo: 10,507 miles. 427, 4-bbl, 4-speed. Trunk lid sits high on the left and is uneven in the front. There is a large paint prep flaw on the right #5315-F123-1969  CHEVROLET wrong window crank on the driver's side, pitted lock knobs, both armrests are cracked, the rear inside window trims are cracked and broken, and the left side window glass is dull. Left side vent frame brazed and held with a machine screw at the hinge. Car is optioned with A/C, telescopic wood wheel, power antenna, side pipes and alloy KO wheels. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $44,280. This car is realistically a #2- car until you inspect the underside. The frame has rusted through at the left rear kick -up—enough that I could put my finger through the hole. If this is evident then you can bet there is much more that can't be seen. It can be fixed but it is not easy or cheap to do it. Many people think rust is not a problem on a fiberglass car but you MUST look closely at the rust-prone areas for safety's sake as well as for the investment. A fair price if you look at the car from the top down, a huge amount i f you look from the bottom up. back. S/N SFM6S001. White/black. LHD. Odo: 86,120 miles. 289, 4-speed. Most chrome new but some pitting on left door handle and left 1/4 window trim. Competition seat belts; no back seat. Pitting to gauge surrounds. Paint, engine compartment and undercarriage-like new. Sidewalls of Goodyear Blue Streak tires cracked. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $280,800. This car is said to be the prototype that Ford #5401-S146-1966 SHELBY GT350 Fast- window chrome slightly pitted. Interior good. Engine compartment detailed to as new. Some old undercoat visible. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $82,080. A clean and generally good-looking car with A/C as well. Seemed like money enough and then some. #5363-F135-1968 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA FORMULA S Convertible. S/N 62 SOLD AT $49,680. Not much to fault here. Unlike many of the instant collectible models today, these cars really were a limited build in 1967. For this first year of the Camaro, Chevrolet built 104 of them and gave them to the Indy 500 VIPs to use during the month of May. They then sold them as used cars through local dealers. This price was in line with other sales. #5467-F143-1967 FORD MUSTANG GT 500 Fastback. S/N 6710F8A02034. Blue/ gray/black. LHD. Odo: 184 miles. 428, 4-bbl, auto. Front end panel gaps off everywhere. Taillight trims and fastback vents rough. Vent — • ; •  1'  r " rear pillar. Both side windows have scratches and the fit is off on both sides as well. Right side undercarriage damaged. Numerous wires hanging under dash. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $21,250. It looks good at 10 feet and it may be a decent car but enough things appear wrong to merit a very close inspection before sinking big dollars into it. Apparently buyers felt that way as well and they shyed away. #5362-S167-1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. SN 194678S424748. Blue/blue. LHD. Odo: 23,820 miles. 427, 4-speed. Door panel gap wider than factory spec at rear. Paint flawed and chipped around headlight doors and the door edges. Said to be original paint, aged very well if that is true (lacquer always does). Scratches on side windows and windshield delaminating. Front Sports Car Market

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Market Reports  chrome slightly pitted. Carpet worn (could be original), but the seats appear new. Antenna missing. Both hard and soft tops, A/C. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $58,320. If the numbers match on this car and the paint is indeed original, it is a good one to keep as the prices just keep rising. Price was in line with the market. #5438-F182-1969  PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER Convertible. SN RM27H9G287382. Blue/blue. LHD. Odo: 2,204 miles. 440, 4-bbl, 4-speed. Numerous panel misfits evident. Paint as good as that from factory. Pitting on much of the chrome. Deep scratch on right quarter window. Engine bay a noticeable wrinkle. Vent knob missing and some wear to plastic chrome gauge bezels. Seats and carpets look good. Engine and undercarriage are clean and detailed–look new. Shaker hood and MSD ignition. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $35,100. Well-presented pony car with a Marti Report attesting to its Boss heritage. Made to compete with the Z-28 Camaro in the Trans Am series but you will see at least 20 Z-28s for every one of these today. Strong price justified by the solid restoration. clean and original. Red line tires. Undercarriage clean but driven. Top fits loosely. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $28,080. The original concept was to sell an econo racer that everyone could afford and Plymouth did this pretty well. The base engine was a 383 but you could get a 440 or even a Hem1 Not many convertibles around Most were rode hard and put away wet but the prices are now making it worth resurrecting them. Reasonable money here, maybe even a small bargain. Coupe. S/N 114270W310569. Blue/black. LHD. Odo: 20,034 miles. 396, 4-bbl. Chipped black trim paint but body paint and panel gaps very good. Chrome very nice but some pitting #5346-F130-1970 CHEVROLET NOVA #5334-S143-1996 FORD/ERA REPLICA GT40 REPLICA Coupe. S/N 2061. Blue/black. RHD. Odo: 1 mile. Virtually new car that was built in 1996 as an ERA replica with a stainless frame, polished transaxle and stainless headers. Right-hand drive. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $128,000. This car is too beautiful Auctioneers:  Number of lots:  Number of lots sold:  Sales rate:  Sale total:  High:  Kruse - Dallas, TX INTERNATIONAL Kruse International Dallas, Texas November 21-23, 2003 Brent Earlywine, Daniel Kruse 432 230 53% S2,769,228 1999 Ferrari 360 Modena, cn1,1 nt tic! 9nn Premium: 8% (included in prices of sold lots) :Ilk Report by John Rogers Market opinion in italics to call a replica but it is. It looks better than the real GT4Os I have seen. It really was the Star of the Russo and Steele show this year Sold postblock. However this is near new-Ford GT money, at least when they've been around for a year or two, and no matter how nice it is, it's still a fake. With wrong-side drive, I'd call this all the money. Racer. Orange/black. LHD. Dents, cracks, etc. to body panels as well as tape to hold cracks together. Square-tube frame and a 750-hp motor hooked to a 4-speed manual transmission. on vent window frame. The rest of this car looks new, including undercarriage. It even has correct chalk marks and original smog pump. Cond: -1. SOLD AT $40,690. Good for both show and go. These cars with the 375-hp 396 were seriously fast in 1970 and would not disappoint today either Fair price, although who would have believed the little cheapie Novas would ever bring so much money? #5389-1970 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 302 Fastback. S/N OF02G157282. Yellow/black. LHD. Odo: 50,827 miles. 4-speed, 302 V8. Hood fit wide at rear and some dented trim around hood scoop. Trim at base of windshield is wavy and hood's black vinyl graphic has 84 #532 I -S161-1999 PONTIAC NASCAR t was back to the future in more ways than one at the 30th annual Kruse Auction in Dallas this year. That's right, thirty years. With that type of longterm commitment to a venue, through good times and bad, it's no wonder that Kruse has become synonymous with "collector car auction" throughout the U.S. I'm sure there are guys bidding now whose parents pushed them around in strollers at the Kruse Dallas auction in the '70s. (Maybe they're the ones bidding on the Pintos and Vegas, the cars they lusted after in their youth.) I This year, due to a surprisingly high number of consignments (the seller's commission was a low 6%), the event was expanded to three days: Friday night, Saturday and Sunday. As with most Kruse auctions, which can be like a "garage sale of four-wheeled things in a big tent," this sale offered "something for everyone." Everything from a fakey-do Back to the Future DeLorean re-creation, sold at $22,140, to a "barn find" 1969 SS396 Chevelle (complete with over a quarter-inch of "original" dirt) that made $21,060 was driven across the block here. The big sale of the weekend was a 1999 Ferrari 360 Modena, commanding a selling price of $151,200 (including buyers premium). Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $68,500. Pretty clean for a NASCAR race car Tony Stewart's rookie Winston Cup car when he raced for Joe Gibbs. Now it has 2 seats and still no radio. I can't think of too many uses for this car but there must be a market for it. Just not here on this day.• As has been the trend in recent months, muscle cars commanded high prices and buyers were not afraid to step up and pay for quality. One category that surprised me was the disproportionate number of amateurishly-restored "resto-fied" cars offered. I call it the "Bubba" factor — shiny paint, lots of gee-whiz go-fast bits hanging off every corner of the car, affordable selling prices at generally under $12,000, and huge enthusiasm from the crowd. Not my cup of tea, but clearly a trend to reckon with. — .I.J.R. Sports Car Market

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Kruse - Dallas, TX IRISH  #460-1982 DELOREAN DMC coupe. S/N SCEDT26T7CD010680. Grey/grey leather. LHD. Odo: 30,638 miles. 5-speed. Painstaking "Back to the Future" recreation with all of the lights, wiring, and gauges as present in the movie. Well executed with a lot of attention to detail, and pride of creativity and design. LHD. Odo: 2,688 miles. A very nice low-mileage example that has only minor cosmetic flaws any car that had been driven would have. Slight scratches on convertible top window, but the condition is commensurate with the mileage. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $103,140. A market-correct price for an F355 in this condition, and an ideal way to buy a Ferrari, as the original owner has taken the major depreciation hit. Since most F355s are red, this silver example was a welcome change. Well bought. AMERICAN Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $22,140. Fortunately the Flux Capacitor was in good condition since they are expensive to rebuild. The seller 's wife was ecstatic when the high bid was reached.. enough said Missed your chance to buy it? Wait—just look at the Kruse Ft. Lauderdale results in this very issue. Your lucky day may still be ahead (Seep. 70) ITALIAN #473-1973 FERRARI 246 GTS targa. S/N 04784. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 77,994 miles. Quickie masked respray, bubbles on driver's door, scratches on Targa top, worn carpeting. Used hard and put away wet. Cond: 3 - #444-1932 FORD 5-WINDOW coupe. S/N 1898586. Black/red leather. LHD. Odo: 2,781 miles. Built to a hobbyist standard with nothing unusual in the design or execution of this custom creation. A Saturday night body, excellent leather and paint. Very well executed and simple design with quality throughout. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $46,500. Minor work would bring this car up a notch, but probably would not have increased the price offered at this venue. Seller boasted $118,000 in receipts for the car, but if expecting a return he's in for a harsh reality. Good money offered for a mid-ground collectible. #496-1946 CHEVROLET pickup. S/N 0K0322501. Black and green/brown vinyl. LHD. Odo: 1 mile. 6-cylinder, 3-speed. Chips in paint with orange peel and pitted door Market Reports #548-1932 FORD HIGH BOY street rod. S/N 181505999. Red/red leather. LHD. Odo: 329 miles. 350 V8, auto. Harwood fiberglass .SOLD AT $59,400. A very scary car that cruiser, nothing more. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $38,500. This market sector has escalated in recent years, but this was not an example that would have brought the high-end dollars seen by other auctions. The owner should have pulled the string on this bid and gone to the bank to cash the check can only be categorized as a driver Ferrari that is a ticking time bomb. Ferraris are so incredibly expensive to refurbish that I would suggest the buyer take out a big ad in a European magazine, offering it for sale, to take advantage of the strong Euro. A very easy car to go underwater with. #481-1998 FERRARI F355 coupe. S/N ZFFXR48A3W0111581. Silver/red leather. 11 la poi ,-, Wirprill _,--.- "IS___,.....,,,..,..„-  •—"-:', , ---' ■ N., - , April 2004 1953 ARNOLT MG Chassis #27801, engine #28291, body #4366. A simple MG TD Rolling Chassis with elegant Italian Berlinetta body by Bertone. Paid for by an American wheeler & dealer. RARE? Definitely. Only 100 made and few survive. EXOTIC? Maybe. How about a very useful and affordable exotic. Not in show condition, but a very nice driver without any horror stories. BUY IT, DRIVE IT and ENJOY IT without worry of high cost maintenance. BB One Exports Raymond Milo, le Patron  bbone8v@dslextreme.com  323.656.7483 fax 323.654.8788 8375 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069 85

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Market Reports handles, A/C compressor underhood, but no visible vents in the interior. CD player. An amateurish restoration. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,204. A good value with bolt-on modifications that can be removed easily. Classic pickups are gaining momentum, but this was not a pristine example, and priced accordingly. 10222P21797. Aqua/tan. Odo: 47,781 miles. All period accessories with nice chrome and bed condition. Slight orange peel in paint, but excellent interior. Had the market cornered in the cute department at this auction. #737-1952  GMC  pickup.  S/N - Kruse - Dallas, TX wrong with a top-condition, matching-numbers car #530 1964 FORD GALAXIE R CODE coupe. S/N 4N66R142573. Black/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 93 miles. 427 V8, 4-speed. Beautiful with detailing and all labeling. Pedigreed with wins at Hershey and Carlise. This Rcode big-block is extremely rare and would it would make a great pinata. This just proves the adage that there is a buyer out there somewhere for anything. At least the new owner can't get hurt badly by any mechanical needs, as these are cheap cars to work on. #483 1959 CHEVROLET CORVETTE - roadster. S/N J59S100894. White/red. LHD. Odo: 2,140 miles. 283 V8, 4-speed. Replacement engine; serial plate deteriorated almost beyond recognition. Scratched door sills, nice paint and interior, with great panel fit, excellent chrome and detailing. Cond: 2+. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $27,270. I loved this truck. Seller would have taken $20k pre-sale and 1 was bidding up to $ 18.5k in a spirited battle with 4 other bidders, but it just kept going to the surprise of all, including the consignor Classic trucks properly restored are the market's sleeping giant. #492 1956 MERCURY MONCLAIR - coupe. S/N 56ME27311M. Yellow/yellow and black. LHD. Odo: 93,560 miles. Later 351 V8, auto. Period hot rod accessories, with continental kit, Lake pipes, add-on gauges; paint okay. A combination of restoration and very minor SOLD AT $66,960. This was a huge amount of money for an incorrect-engine car, as the Corvette crowd are sticklers for authenticity. All Corvettes have appreciated rapidly in the past year, but to my sense this was a generous bid by $10,000. Of course, if the new owner is a long-term owner it really won't matter convertible. S/N 30867S109076. Red/red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 6,002 miles. 327 V8, Fl, 4speed. All matching numbers on a very correct NCRS restoration. Reproduction knock-offs, with fully detailed engine and perfect interior. #487 1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE - resto-fication that can be undone if desired. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $21,600. Sunglasses were needed to avoid retina damage with this flashy paint job, but the colors are period correct. Mercurys typically sell at lower multiples than Fords and Chevys, but this seemed like a minor bargain. Well bought. 1958 BUICK CENTURY coupe. S/ N 6E500579. White/aqua. LHD. Odo: 42,701 miles. A nasty paint job that even Maaco wouldn't admit to. Gangster wide whites, scratched glass, broken vents, dirty engine compartment. Interior looked like it had been done in Tijuana. Chrome-laden behemoth, looks like a whale on wheels in white. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $7,776. If it weren't so heavy #581 - 86 A very well-executed example that was hard to fault in any way. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $61,560. The quality of this restoration was such that another $5k wouldn't have been a surprise. A high-quality investment that will never go down in value. Remember you can rarely go Sports Car Market excellent original condition. Detailed engine compartment, restoration done with all NOS parts. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $57,240. 1966 Shelbys are always popular; although they've been flat in value for nearly a decade. Oddly, the Chevrolet muscle cars are appreciating at a faster rate. A very nice example with only a few corrections needed Fair transaction for both parties. #504 1966 FORD THUNDERBIRD - convertible. S/N 6YB2161837. Black/black leather. LHD. Odo: 77,743 miles. 390 V8, be a prized possession for someone with a high-performance Ford collection. Cond: 1+. SOLD AT $53,460. Better than new, but not over-restored. A well-executed example that has a significant upside. One of 9 surviving two-doors built with the R-code 427. Maybe the bargain of the auction. 1966 FORD GT350 coupe. S/N 6S1123. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 22,311 miles. 289 V8, 4-speed. Evidence of slight repair in right quarter panel. Slight scratches on glass, with some of the chrome not redone, but in #488 -

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Kruse - Dallas, TX  auto. Tonneau cover with the roadster package. Scratched trim, minor bubbling in paint, slightly pitted chrome, with the usual scratches on the soft interior trim. Quickie engine respray, but not detailed to any show standard. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $34,000. This car should have sold with no regrets: the consignor made an error in judgement. These cars will never have the upside of the classic '55-'57 T-birds, and the condition was below what this offer could buy in the marketplace. #557-1967 SHELBY GT500 fastback. S/N 67400F4A01019. White with blue stripes/ black. LHD. Odo: 103 miles. 428, 4-speed. A knowledgeable and very correct restoration with very minor orange peel in the paint as ity of restoration. 428 Cobra Mustangs of this caliber are always in demand, and the price reflected the desirability and condition. Market-correct. #494-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO convertible. S/N 1Z46791527078. White with orange stripes/orange houndstooth. LHD. Odo: 56,114 miles. 4-speed. Nice paint and panel fit, with a new interior and dash; full gauges. Faded taillight lenses were the only major noted flaw. An excellent example that can be occasionally driven without regrets. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $53,568. There are a lot of examples of this model around, and they trade hands regularly. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $41,580. All aboard... The muscle car train has left the station. You're not going to buy anything in this condition with this equipment for any less. My question is how long the legs of the muscle car market will be. Remember, it's a game of musical chairs and the last man standing is out. #549-1969 FORD MUSTANG convert- the only noted flaw. Looked just as it probably did in 1967 on the showroom floor. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $84,780. Blue-chip investment that brought a price consistent with the qual- This was a very nice convertible that brought strong money. The high-performance Chevys continue to appreciate at a disproportionately higher level than other marques. #752-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS Coupe. S/N 1Z4379N707910. Green/green. LHD. Odo: 54,307 miles. 396 V8, 4-speed. ible. S/N 9R03F120620. Red/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 38,049 miles. 302 V8, auto. Slippery Armor All interior with scratched sill plates and poor rechrome on the bumpers. Very nice paint with a fully and properly restored interior. Not show quality, but better than driver status. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $27,000. Minor work would bring this car up a notch but probably would not have increased the Purschaselkyour nrillFerran a current Ferrari with conk F, pert eNalnations, research and sales coach-bnilt, collectable, racing and special-intere'st 11.erraris Nlichael Sheehan — The Ferrari Specialist. Market Reports Some hard-to-get-to areas not color sanded or rubbed out properly. All numbers match with full attention to detail. Door sills needed replacing but all of the flaws are minor in nature ( ill 1949) 1)4() - 6081) or visit us online at 11%1%%.11'1. 1%11 . k-011iilll'.00111 April 2004 87

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Market Reports  $85k) and a reserve of $125k was applied to protect the buyer, but then there's always this kind of talk around high-buck cars like this. A blue-chip investment. coupe. S/N 1363791(465362. Yellow/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 75,709 miles. 396 V8, 4-speed. Build sheet, complete attention to detail, with excellent chrome and panel fit. Slight orange #452-1969 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE price hammered down at this venue. A middleground collectible Mustang that brought good money. Three years ago, this was a $15,000 car at best. Values of second-tier collectibles have a way of creeping up on you when you're not paying attention, don't they? #466-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO COPO coupe. S/N 1Z4379N661324. Green/ green vinyl. LHD. Odo: 37,824 miles. 427 V8, 4-speed. Hard to fault in any way. A documented Canadian COPO that is well known in COPO circles. Fit and finish equal to or better than original inside, outside, and underneath. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $100,000. I spent a lot of peel in the paint in some obvious areas; great interior. A well executed and correct example that had few flaws. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $26,500. The bid offered here should have brought this car into a new garage—after all it wasn't a convertible. The high-performance late '60s and early '70s Chevrolets continue to escalate, but it really takes great cars to make great money. time on this car with a California SCM'er who had flown in to bid on it. Talk in the field was that it was already sold pre-sale, (around #580-1969 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE hardtop. S/N 136379A324265. Burgundy/ white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 49,357 miles. 396 V8, 4-speed. Barn find complete with 20 years of dust and dirt still on it. Filthy interior and engine compartment. Factory 8-track AM/FM stereo, air conditioning, power steering, power brakes. Poor paint, but no rust. A very used car that happens to be an SS Chevelle. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $21,060. Amazing... this car needed everything and was a used car that had been improperly stored for years, yet it brought a IIVIV■1%%1■1■%"111 WARNING: Upgrading to SCM GOLD may cause your keyboard to sizzle. As an SCM GOLD member you will receive exclusive e-mails giving you near-instant auction results. Sign up today and start getting the inside information you need, sent so fast it may cause your computer to smoke like a two-stroke Saab! 11100101%%%%1■11 wwvv.sportscarmarket.com 88  Excellent paint, panel gaps, and chrome, with restoration quality exhibiting marque knowledge and thoroughness. Cond: 1. SOLD AT Sports Car Market strong price. It requires a complete frame-off restoration. However, there's no denying the allure of getting to be the first one to restore a long-lost car, no matter how common it actually is. Just don't look for a financial return here—it will be all emotional. Take lots of pictures. #516-1969 PONTIAC TRANS AM coupe. S/N ZZ3379L119149. White with blue stripes/ blue. LHD. Odo: 31,666 miles. Very rare Ram Air III package; 400-c.i., 335-hp L-74 engine. 31,000 original miles. San Diego original with the build sheet. Very well restored with Kruse - Dallas, TX the exception of poor chrome on the door handles. Console with full gauges. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $56,160. Always in demand, and in excellent condition. This car will always be on the muscle car want list. Fully priced, with the escalation in muscle-car prices there could be a significant upside in this transaction. Time will tell. Nice to see Trans Ams starting to have their moment in the market sun. #428-1970 SHELBY GT500 coupe. S/N FO2R481136. Green/white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 32,873 miles. 428, 4-speed. As new, with all labels and factory markings present, complete with build sheet and copy of the original order.

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Kruse - Dallas, TX $70,470. These models will always be a bluechip investment in this condition and arguably have more upside than the high-performance Chevelles of the same era. The money brought here is right on target given the latest trends in the marketplace. Fair transaction to all. #538-1970 DODGE CHALLENGER coupe. S/N JS29N0E135142. Brown/brown leather. Odo: 4,824 miles. 383 V8, auto. All correct underhood with matching numbers. wants to go for a ride in a convertible, but not much else. Fully priced. #584-1977 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 1Z37L7S417497. Black/black leather. LHD. Odo: 56,071 miles. 350 V8, auto. Gash on the driver's door, filthy engine compartment, aftermarket radio, pitted door handles. A driver, just a car with nothing special going for it. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $13,068. Pistol-grip shifter; fresh interior with very nice paint. Some weak chrome on bumpers and scratched soft trim, but overall minor flaws. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $25,056. A very nice RT/SE, but not in the most desirable color combination. There is still some upside in this transaction as the Mopar muscle car is definitely one of the flavors of the month. #702-1972 CHEVROLET CAMARO 28 coupe. S/N 1Q87LZN159827. Blue/ black. LHD. Odo: 9,717 miles. 350 V8, auto. Amateur respray, dirty engine compartment, scratched door sills, worn weatherstrips with evidence of overspray everywhere. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $15,228. To my eye, a near fright Z - These Darth Vader Vettes are all over the map on pricing, with value determined by who's in the audience rather than condition. I've seen better cars sell for much less (although I'm not sure I've seen worse cars sell for more). There's always someone to bid on a Corvette, and when you've got two folks in the audience who want the same car, this is what happens It's the power of an auction. #426-1979 PONTIAC TRANS AM coupe. S/N 2W87Z9N149188. Black/tan. LHD. Odo: 65,804 miles. Door dings abound, peeling window tinting, no engine detailing whatsoever, appeared as an original untouched, unbutchered tribute to the Smokey and the Bandit pig, but clearly worth quite a bit to someone else. I don't get high values for this generation of Camaro, as styling-wise, they were well on their way to becoming the "chick's car" that GM stuck us with for so many years. However, let's watch this market segment and see if there's something going on here. #431-1976 CADILLAC ELDORADO convertible. S/N 6L67S60114062. Black/ black leather. LHD. Odo: 58,795 miles. 500 V8, auto. Aftermarket wire wheel covers, amateur respray, quickie engine detail with interior wear consistent with the mileage showing. Parade boot. A huge car with its hood in a different zip code than its trunk. Seats 8 comfortably. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $9,774. Hard to believe that I actually owned one of these in the '70s. Great for family get-togethers when everyone April 2004 Date sold: 1/16/04 movies of the 70s. Another used car but it did have the T/A 6.6 engine with a 4-speed. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $12,312. A surprising amount of money for a car in marginal (but relatively unmodified) condition. As the top muscle cars continue to escalate, later-production step children are also climbing the price ladder.• Sale location: eBay Motors; #2452920466 Details: 3,945 miles; V12; Fl 6-speed; traction control; xenon headlights; black/grey leather Sale result: Sold at $191,100, 5 bids Seller's feedback: 669 Buyer's feedback: 61 MSRP: $228,000; CPI: $246,000 Other current offering: JCT 600 Leodis Court, UK; mail06@jct600.co.uk). Asking $255,200 for a 4,000-mile example. Date sold: 1/5/04 Sale location: eBay Motors; #2452148227 Details: Selling only the right to buy one of 600 cars to be imported to the U.S.; 5.5-liter, 617-hp V8; 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds Sale result: Sold at $550,000, 8 bids ($1m total price—including MSRP.) Seller's feedback: 47 Buyer's feedback: 8 MSRP: $450,000 Other current offering: Dennig Cars Worldwide (Orange County, CA; www.dennigcars.com ). Asking $690,000 for a new car. 2002 FERRARI 575 MARANELLO Fresh Meat Real market prices for recent production cars of interest. 2004 MERCEDES-BENZ SLR MCLAREN Date sold: 1/9/04 Sale location: eBay Motors; #2452676866 Details: 2,887 miles; Fl transmission; grey with white stitching carbon-fiber seats; aftermarket badges Sale result: Sold at $209,900, 21 bids Seller's feedback: 19 Buyer's feedback: 274 MSRP: $224,965 Other current offering: Ferrari of Atlanta (Atlanta, GA; www.ferrariofatlanta.com ). Asking $212,500 for a 1,700-mile example. 2002 ASTON MARTIN VANQUISH

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                 SCM Price Guide: German and Etceterini T MPHICAR 515,000  UM Quatro Coupe TO BITTER SC Coupe SC Coupe BMW 328  Irene 250/300  Iseno 600 2+2  507 Roadster  2800(5  Bavaria 4-door  3.0(51  3.0 CS  1600 Coupe  2002 Coupe  2002 Coupe  2002 tii Coupe  2002 Coupe  320i Coupe  320i Coupe  3181 Coupe  325e Coupe  325i Coupe  325i Convertible  3251 Convertible  630 (Si Coupe  633 (Si Coupe  633 CSi Coupe  635 (Si Coupe  635 (Si Coupe  75011 4-door  750iL 4-door  850i Coupe  840i Coupe  MI Coupe  03 Coupe  57 000  514.000  59,000  $10,000  37-39  55-62  57-59  56-59  68-71  71-74  71-72  72-74  465  158,728  34,813 253  9,399 39,056 1,039 11,063 67-70 277,320 68-71  72-74  72-74  38,703 75-76 ins. 2002 77-80  81-83  84-85  84-87  87-88  87-89  90-91  77  n/a n/a n/o n/a n/o n/a  n/a  see note above n/a n/o n/ci n/a n/a n/o n/n 450 n/a 339,084 inc. 5175,000 510,000 58 500 5275 000 56,000 $2,500 516.000 58,500 $5,000 $6,000 55,500 $10500 53,00 51,750 52,000 52,500 $3,500 $3,250 $5,000 56,000 55,000 54,000 54,500 56,500 510,000 58,500 513,000 517.000 520,000 $65,000 59,000 535,000 512.000 515,000 5250,000 517,000 $11,000 5375,000 $8,000 $3,000 $20,000 511,0 0 $7,000 58,500 $8,000 515,500 55,500 $3,500 53,750 55,000 $5,500 $6,000 $7,500 S9,000 56,500 (6-Series soles for 1978-82 were 32,292.65 sales for 1977-83 were 8,785) 78-82  83-84  85-87  88-89  88-119  90-91  91-92  94-97  79-80  S5,500 56,500 S9,000 513,000 511,000 $16,000 $24,000 S37,000 585.000 (45 4-door (Euro)  M5 4-door  616 Coupe  174-door  L6 Coupe  M3 Coupe  (M1 production numbers include Group 4 and 5 competition models.) 88-91  85-90  91-92  87-88  86-87  87  03 Roadster (4-cyl.)  03 Roadster (6-cyl.)  (Z3 Ai Series, odd $4,000.) 08  K Sedan Custom  K Tourer  S Sporlwagen  S Tourer  SS Cabriolet  SS Roadster  55K Roadster  290 Cabriolet  380 Cabriolet  500K Tourer  90 00-03  26-30  26-30  27-30  27-30  28-35  28-35  28-32  34-36  33-34  34-36  n/o 150 inc. 146 n/a 107 n/a 33' n/a 154 325 $180,000 $325.000 $400,000 5365,000 $500,000 5625.000 5800,000 S90,000 $300,000 51,300,000  $240,000 $480,000 5575,000 $525,000 $700,000 5850,000 $1,100,000 5120,000 $425,000 51,950,000 A A A A A A A A 95-97  96-97  97-98  2,000* n/a n/o n/o n/a n/a n/a n/a $9,500 511,000 $16,000 $12,000 $5,000 $7,000 518,000 $12.000 516,000 512,500 514,000 $22,000 $15,000 $6,500 510 000 525 000 51 0,000 533 000 A C 5/01 A 3/99 (Additions: Budge knock-offs, $10,000; factory hard top, $10,000. Deduct: $15,000 if sedan replacement block.) Gullwing (Type 198.040) Roadster (drum brake, T. 198.042) Roadster 54-57  57-60  61-63  $22500 he values below reflect a retail buying and selling range for cars in very good to near excellent condition-significantly above a "daily driver" and one step below regional concours; a strong #2 . on the accepted 1-6 scale, 1 being the best. These values are set _ by sales activity, primarily in the United States, as well as conversations with owners, dealers and collectors. Condition and history are the ultimate determinants of value. Prices below assume cars with "no stories a GERMAN CARS Price Range 75, 500K Cobriolet 5006 Special Roadster 540K Coupe 540K Cabriolet 540K Special Roadster 3 34-36  34-36  36-39  36-39  36-39  1 in c. 29 419 inc. inc. 300n 1,400 1,858 inc. $365,000 51,750,000 5145,000 $500,000 52,000,000 5185,000 $170,000  5190,000   5500,000 $2,400,000 $190,000 $1,000,000 52 650,000 5290,000 5210 000 5250,000 4,000; factory hard top for Roadster, $5,000.) 190S1 Convertible  9/96 4/00 4/00  4/DO 230 51  250 SL  280 SL  54-64  (Add $1,500 for factory hard top.) 63-67  67-68  68-71  230/250/280 SL 19,831  5,196  23,885  520000  522,500  525.000  530,000  535,000  C  C 1/02 $40,000  C 7/99 (Deduct $2,500 for no hard top. Add $1,500 for four-speed. Add $8,000 for ZF five-speed.) Later SU These Sic and SLCs should be regarded as 'used cars' without huge collector paternal. Therefore, condition is the prime determinant of value. 350 SL Roadster  71-72  450 KC Coupe  (Add $3,000 for 1973 450 SIC.) 450 SL Convertible  450 SIC Coupe  450 SL Convertible  380 SIC Coupe  0 0 380 SL Convertible  380 SL Convertible  560 SL  560 SL  30001  50051  SLK Roadster  51 500  SL 600  51 500  51 600  1705 Cabriolet A  220 Cabriolet A 220 Cabriolet B 220 Coupes    74-77 78-80 78-80  81    15,304  73-77 66,298 inc. inc. Inc 80-83  84-85  86-87 88-89  90-93  90-93  97-   94-98  94-98  99-02  99-02  49-51  51-55  54  45.056 ire Inc 49,347 inc. n/a n/e n /a n/a n/a n/a n/o 2,394 1,167 950 83 642 51-53  n/a 59.000  58,000  $9 000 S8,000 511.000 57,000 $10,000 512,000 $15000 $17,000 $25,000 $27,000 522,000 536,000 $40,000 $45,000 565,000 Other Collectible Mercedes 528,000 S40,000 530,000 535,000     550,000  512 000  510,000 511,000 510,000 $13,500 $10,000 S13,000 514,000 $22,000 $24,000 S30,000 $32,000 $40,000 $45,000 $60,000 555,000 570,000 535,000 555 000 540,000 542,500 (13 hardtop coupes with sunroof, 70 without. Add 10./0 for sunroof.) 300 Cabriolet D (4-dr. Cony.) 51-53  (Production number includes A, B, C models.) 300 4-door Sedan  3005 (2-door) Cabriolet 3005 Coupe 300S Roadster 3006 4-door Sedan 300h 4-door Cabriolet D 301:k 4-door Cabriolet 0 300c Sedan 3005( Coupe 3005( Cabriolet A 300Sc Roadster 220S Cabriolet 220S Coupe 3000 Cabriolet D (Adenauer) 300d 4-door Sedan 2205E Coupe 52-53 52-53 52-53 52-53 54-55 56-67 55-58 55-58 56-58 56-58 56-59 57-60 58-62 58-62 58-60 203 216 141 6,214 91 n/a n/a 98 49 53 3,290 2,081 65 n/a n/a $1 5.0 0 $160 000 570, 0 $175 000 $12, 0 $45, 0 550,000 $14,0 0 5140 000 S230,000 $230 000 535,00 $15,000 $110000 $14, 00 517,5 0 $75,000 518,500 5180,000 595,000 $200,000 $16,500 $75,000 S80,0 S17,000 5185,000 $290,000 $290,000 545,000 525,000 $155,000 518,000 $26,000 8 10/99 12/98 B D F  7/01 25,881  525,000  A A 8/01 A A A 5/02 A 6/02 A A (Diu brake from S/N 2701, alloy engine block from S/N 3049. Additions: Budge wheels, $15,000; factory luggage, $4 (Deductions: No belly pans, $3,000; no lop bows on Roadster, $10,000; no metal top cover on Roadster, $5,000.) 545,000  B  7/01 2205E Cabriolet  300SE Cabriolet  250SE Coupe  220SEb Coupe 2-door  Cabriolet  250 SE Cabriolet  300/450SE1 6.3 / 6.9 280 SE Cab (hi grille)   Low grille 6-091. Cabriolet  280 SE Coupe 3_5  Cabriolet 3.5  58-60  60-65 60-65 62-66 66-68  66-68 68-78 68-69  70    70-71  n/o 16,902 3,127 6,213 6,525 5,187 4,502 inc.  n/o n/a attached." An automobile priced above our guide is not necessarily overpriced, nor is one priced below automatically a bargain. The SCM Investment Grade is an A to F scale, which ranks the cars in terms of their long-term desirability. The scale ranges from AGrade cars, great classics like the Jaguar D-type and the Aston Martin DB4GT, to F-Grade cars, hopeless sleds like Alfetta sedans and fourcylinder Pontiac Fieros.• Price Range Price Range A $45,000 512,000 S25,000 $35,000 $12,000 $35,000 59,000 $30,000 $45,000 520000 560.000  190E-16 valve C 36 Sedan PEL GO PORSCHE 356 356 Coupe "pre-A°  356 Cabriolet 356 Speedster 3566 Coupe 356A Cabriolet 356A Speedster 356A Convertible D 8/02  8/02  3566 Carrera GS Coupe  50-55  50-55 54-55 56-59 56-59 56-58 59 7,627  1,685 1,233 13,010 3,367 2,911 1,330 (356, 3566, add 52,000 for Super engine.) 56-59  3566 Carr. GS Cabriolet 3566 Carr. Speedster 3566 Corr. BT Coupe 3566 Carr. GO Speedster 56-59 56-59 56-59 56-59 60-61  60-61  60-61  60-61  541  525,000  525,000 545,000 $25,000 $35,000 $55,000 550,000 585,000  541 72 (There were 7 pushrod GO Speedsters buih.) 3568 Coupe (0-5 body)  3658 Cabriolet (0-5)  3568 Roadster (T-5)  3568 Notchback (0-5)  6/00 3568 Coupe (T-6) 3568 Cabriolet (0-6) 3548 'twin grille' Rdstr. (0-6) 3568 Notchback (1-6) Carrera 2 GS Carrera 2 Cabriolet 356( Coupe 356C Cabriolet 356 Coupe SC 356 Cabriolet 5( 62-63  62-63  1962  1962  62-65  62-64  63-65  63-65  8,556 3,091 2,649 1,048 6,289 3,096 248 697 360 88 13,507 3,174 63-65 inc. Coupe 63-65 ix Cab. 5110,000 $130,000 5120,000  S165 000   515,000  530,000 $40,000 $10000    $16,000 $30,000 $60,000 $10,088 S125,000 $150,000 $20,000 540,000 $22,500 550,000 530 000  530,000 $60,000 $35,000 540,000 575,000 $65,000 5100,000  (This is total production for all GS and GO cars. Numbers belowincluded.) 140 75  5125,000 St 50,000 S150,000 5200,000 518,000 535,000 550,000 515 000 520,000 S40,000 $75,000 $15,000 $150,000 5200,000 525,000 550,000 $30,000 560,000 C 6/99 B 6/01 (Spotter's Note: T-5 body has gas filler cap inside trunk, T-6 has external gas filler cop.) (Add for 3568. Super engine, $2,000, Super 90,53,000.) C 6/99 8 (Two-piece windshield until April, '52. One-piece lent" window until Oct. '55. Standard one-piece curved from then on.) 8 951 8 8/96 B B 3/02 4/01 A 86-87  95-97  58,000  53 000  .= cn "Z" 585,000 $15,000 $35,000 555,000 $18,000 $40,000 $12,500 $40,000 555,000 515 000 (Add $1,500 for factory sunroof, subtract $1,500 for no air conditioning.) 70-71  580 000  2 3 u 1 B 4/94 B 4/94 C  B (Subtract $1,500 for no air conditioning, add $1,000 for console-shift automatic.) $12,000 $20,000 522,000  69-73  n/o 55 000 2/02 A A B  9/00 (Additions for all 356 Porsches: sunroof, $3,000; Budge wheels, $10,000; hard top on a Cabriolet, $1,000; hard top on a Speedster, $4,000. Deductions: wrong engine per Kardex, subtract 15./o of value. Improper exterior color for year of car, subtract 25% of value.) 911 A A 10/97 01 911 Coupe 2.0 911 Coupe 2.0 911 Tarp 2.0 9115 Coupe 2.0 9115 'forgo 2.0 911L Coupe 2.0 911L Torgo 2.0 Small Bumper, Shod-Wheelbase Cars 65 235 66-68 67-68 67-68 67-68 68 68 10,399 1,427 4,689 1,160 1,169 307 $12,000 $10,000 $10,000 515,000 514,000 $9,000 $9,000 513,000 S15,000 S15,000 $22,000 $20,000 510,000 $10,000 A 10/00 A 8 Sports Car Market

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= e 911T Coupe 2.2 9111 Torgo 2.2 911E Coupe 2.2 911E Tura() 2.2 9115 Coupe 1.2 9115 Targa 2.2 911T Coupe 2.4 9111 Targa 2.4 .3 CO -0 a = .3 . a a, Small Bumper, Long-Wheelbase Cars 510,000  510,000  511,000  511,000  516,000  515,000  69-71 69-71 69-71 69-71 69-71 69-71 (Deduct 15 4/0 for 2.01 1969 cars.) 72-73 72-73 911E Coupe 2.4  911E Tango 2.4  9111 Coupe 2.4  9115 Targa 2.4  72-73  72-73  72-73  72-73  73  73  Carrera Coupe 1.7 US  Carrera Targa 2.705  Camera Coupe Euro 3.0  Carrera Tanga Euro 3.0  9115C Coupe  9115C Torga  74-75  74-77  74-77  74-77  74-77  76-77  76-77  13019 7,303 5,027 935 1,430 2,131 9,964 7,968 (Add $2,000 for 1973 1/2 9111 with (IS injection.) 2,490 1,916 3,180 1,914 Corners RSL "Touring" Camera RS "lightweight" Camera Coupe 2.7 Euro  9115 Coupe 2.7  911S Tama 2.7  1,360 200 16,977 inc. int. inc. inc. inc. int. 510,000  $10,000  512,000  512,000  $18,000  $17,000  565,000  590,000  514,000 514,000 515.000 515,000 522,000 520.000 515.000 515,000 515 000 515,000 525,000 523.000 585,000 5120 000 Federalized Bumper Narrow-Body Cars $20 000  58,000  58,000  $9.500  $9.500  $14,500  514,500  911 °Weissach" Edition  911 Ferry Porsche Edition  911SC Cabriolet  930 Turbo Coupe (HO  930 Turbo Coupe (3.01)  930 Turbo Coupe (131)  911 Turbo (3.31)  911 Turbo Cabriolet (331)  911 Turbo Slant (3.31)  911 Turbo Tanga (3.31)  (2 Turbo Coupe (Type 964)  993 Twin Turbo  Camera  Camera Tango  Camera Cabriolet  Carrera  Camera Tonga  Camera Cabriolet  78-83  78-83  80  82  113  75  35,607 27,678 408 200   4,187    526.000 510,000 S10 000 $13,000 513.000 517,000 S17,000 9115C: Federalized Bumper, Wide-Body Cars $15,000  515.000  S17,000  517.000  $17,000  Turbo: 930 / 911/ 993 284 76-77  78-85  86-89  87-89  87-89  87-89  91-93  2,596 10,004 4,363 2,002 675 657 5,125 (Add 2011/0 for 1992 380-hp S models. 80 built.) 96-97  n/a 36,834 19,502 22,283 inc inc. inc. 88  89  89  340  875 inc.   $16000  518,000  $19,000  $22,000  528,000  $25000  $25000  535,000  $80,000  Carrera and Speedster 84-86  84-86  84-86  87-89  87-89  87-89  (Add $4,800 for factory wide-body appearance group.) Carrera Club Sport  (339 coupes, 1 Tango) 25th Anniv, Coupe  25th Annie. Cabriolet  Speedster  Carrera 2  Carrera 2 Tango  Carr. 2 Cabriolet  Carrera 4  Carr. 4 Torgo  Carr. 4 Cabriolet  America Roadster  Carr. 2 Speedster  Carrera  Carrera 4  Carrera Cabriolet  Camera 4 Cabriolet  Carrero Tango  April 2004  (For US, 120 coupes, 100 Cabs, 80 Taigas.) 89  90-91  90-91  99-91  89-91  90-91  90-91  92-93  93-94  95-97  95-96  95-97  95-97  96-97  2,065  964 n/a  n/a n/a n/a  n/a n/o  n/a  n/o     993 46,919 inc.  int.  inc.  inc.   $31,000  534300  $37500  539000  $40,000  549 000 546 500 $55500 $57500 $55500 NSX Coupe  91-96  n/a (Deduct 15% for automatic, add 5% for T-top.) P1800  18005  1800E  18000S Wagon  1800E5i Wagon  61-63  63-69  70-72  72-73  74  6,000 23,993 9,414 8,078 n/a 58.500  $8500  $9300  $9,500  59,500  512 500 513.000 $14,000 514 500 515 000 91 524, 500  $24500  $28000  574 500  $24500  $30,000  $45,000  542,000  578 000 578 000 $31 000 528 500 $28500 S35000 550 000 547 000 $17.000  $17,000  519.000  521.500  521.500  $24,500  525100  523.500  $27.500  $43000  $19,000 519 000 522 000 522.000 522,000 522 000 523 000 $27,070 (2,918 US-legal production. All 1975, 1980-85 930s are gray-market. Deduct 35% for gray market, 50% if no EPA/DOT papers.) 526 000 535 000 535000 S35 000 $42 500 595 000 550  519 000 519 000 522 000 524 500 S24500 528 000 529 500 527 500 531 000 548 000 B  5/00  C 8/01  C  11/99  RSK  6956$ Abed Carrera  RS 60/R5 61  904 GTS  906 Carrera 6  910  5506  B 9/00 B 9/00 B  7/00  Camera 45  Camera 5  912 Coupe (1.61)  (Add $500 for Tanga.) A  A  912E Coupe (21)  914-4 1.71  914-6  914-6 GT  914R  916 (2.7 RS spec engine)  9145 (aka 914-8)  A  (Additions: sunroof, $2,000, soft-window 'Fargo, $3,000. Deductions: four-speed transmission, $1,000) A  11/01 A 7/02 914-4 2.01  914-4 1.81  924  924 Turbo  9245 Coupe  928  9285  9285-4  9285-4  9281-4  (Add $1,500 for 928 GT.) 928 GTS  944 Coupe  944 Coupe  944 Coupe  B 9/00 94452 Coupe  93-95  83-85  86-87  88-89  94452 Cabriolet  968 Coupe  968 Cabriolet  89-91  90-91  92-93  92-93  97-01  00-01  04  Competition (Price ranges for Competition Porsches are determined by provenance, completeness and originality. A can with all of its original ports and no stories will bring three to four times what o "bitso" thot has only a few authentic ports will.) 54-55  56-57  58-59  59-62  60-61  63-64  1966  90 39   34  21  35  120  908-01/908-02/908-03  917 10/K/10/20/30  Camera RSR 2.7  Carrera RSR 3.0  O  O  Carrera RSR 2.8  959 "Komfort"  67-68  68-69  69-71  73-74  73  65  34  62  70  57  5350.000  5400 000  5500,000  5500.000  I 5500.000  $375,000  5306,000  5350,000  $500,000  $750,000  5555 000  5550 000  51.50 000  5600 000  5750800  5500.000  A A (Includes Le Mans coupes. Most 550As were sold in the US and hove only SCCA history . Adder least 25% for cars with international, documented provenance A A A A (Production includes 104 lour-cylinder 904s, 12 sic-cylinder 904s, 6 eight-cylinder 904s.) 5450 000  A 12/95 5550 000  5900 000  A  A (25 PIA non-turbo endurance cars, 20 Con-Am type open cars.) 550.000  $106000  109  (15 3.0 RSRs were built in 1974 for IROC) 73  86-88  43 292 5175,000  $150000  1/98 SI 750 000 A 10/98 575000 5200 000 5300 000  S175001  A 7/02 A 7/97 A A 06/96 (Some 959s were built up from parts, and VIN numbers higher than 290 have been observed. "Komfort" street models were equipped with power leather seats, air conditioning, power windows, etc.) 907  67-68  n/a n/a 944 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/o $4,000 S5,500 $6 000    rs: add $750, Turbo odd $2,000, T Turbo, odd $2,500.) 510 000  514,500  515,500  520,000  Boaster Roadster  Boaster S Roadster  Bossier n/a n/a GT MSRP 53 095 000  B $22500  $27,000  $30,000  S46,000 56 500 57000 $8000 514 000 520 000 520 000 525 000 527 500 535 000 ( 8/00 ( 12/02 76  70-73  70-72  71  72  72  72  2,099 914 114,479 3,351 11 4 20 2 (Custom built for Porsche family members.) 73-76  74-76  77-82  78-83  87-88  78-82  83-86  87-88  89-90  91-92  inc. inc. 924 122,304 12,356 n/a 9211 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 56.000  $9000  512,000  $18000  $22,000  58 000 $12,000 $13,500 $23,000 528.000 O  O  9/01  $3,500  $3,500  $4,500  54,500 55 500 $6000 O  $5,000  S11,000  575.000  $15000  $75,000  $100,000  56,000  $5000  $7,500 S15,000 5150,000 1125,000 1125,000 5150 000 59,000 57,500 (  A A A A 12/99 $6,500  $8,500 SCM Price Guide: German and Etceterini co no  15  i  96-97  97  66-69  -8 *d Price Range = inc. inc. 912 29,212 56,500  58,500 548,000  $49,000  561 500 560,000 . .;11 2 Li TROiN 05 19 Decapotable SM ATSUN 1600 Convertible 2000 Convertible 2400 2601 2807 28070 135MS Coupe 135MS Cabriolet 135M Coupe 135M Cabriolet 135MS Cabriolet ELOREAN DMC-12  66-70 68-79 69-73 74-75 75-78 79-83 35-39 35-39 46-53 46-53 46-53 81-83  (Includes 3 gold-plated cars.( ACE!. VEGA H11500  Facet II  Facet III  ISPANO SUIZA 66 Cabriolet  H6 Phoeton  1168 Cabriolet  968 Convertible Sedan  H6( Phaeton  112 Type 68 Cabriolet  66 Cabriolet  ONDA 5800  RI-7 RX-7   ISSAN 30070  300I8 Turbo  30078 twin turbo  30078 twin turbo  30078 twin turbo  EGASO ENASA Coupe  Saautthik Coupe  Saoutchik Cabriolet  Touring Coupe  Touring Coupe Panoramico  Serra Roadster  ENAULT R5 Turbo  00750  GT850/Monte Carle  Sonett II Sonen Ill   ALBOT-LAGO T150( Coupe  T150( Convertible  Record Type 26 Sedan  Record Type 26 Cabriolet  Grand Sport Coupe  Grand Sport Cabriolet  2000GT MR2 MR2    50-52 52-55 52-54 53-57 55-57 55-56      83-86  58-62  63-67  67-69  70-74  34-39  34-39  47-56  47-56  53-54  53-54  67-70  85-87  88-89  84-87  84-87  88-90  91-93  94-96  (Deduct 10% for 2+2 body style.) 14 14 4 30 a $140,000 $140,000 $150.000 $165,000 5140.000 $140,000 3,576 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a nlo n/a n/a n/a 337  166,104 inc.   512,000  56300  56.000  54300  $3,500  $80.000 595.000 518,500 $50,000 550.000 570.000 5100,000  52.000  $2,500  5160.000 5160.000 5170 000 5185 000 5160 000 5160.000 517 000 59,500 59.000 56,000 $5,500 5100 000 5130 000 526,500 566 000 $10,000 5100 000 5145 000 $3000 $3,500 B 2/01 F  F  n/a  n/a n/a  n/a  n/o   $2,500  $3,000  $4,500  $7.000  $13,000  55,000 55.500 57.500 511.000 520 000 A $3,000  52,000  55,500 56,000 n/a n/a 148,115 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/o n/o 8,583'  59-61  62-64  62-64  19-24  19-24  24-28  24-18  28-31  31-38  33-39  500 184   1,580  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  nla  n/o  55,000 $6,500 $4,000 $4,000 52,500 $2,500 $65,000 $135,000 556,000 578.000 590,000 515,000  525,000  $35,000  $12,000  $155,000  $145,000  5165,000  5145,000  5160,000  5300100  5140,000  56,000  $8,000 510,000 57,000 57,500 $5,000 55,000 $80.000 S190,000 $72,000 5102,000 5115,000 127000 540.000 $50,000 $20,000 $235,000 5215,000 5240,000 5210,000 5240,000 5430.000 5200 000 $10.000 A A 64-71 70-75 n/o  12,920  $26,000 $12,000 $35,000 514,500 2/02 2/00 D 2/03 Price Range A A C  2/98 A 6/03 6/03

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Motobilia / Carl Bomstead Standard of the Automobilia World? When car guys are walking around with money in their pockets, itching to spend it on something, motobilia sales will be brisk to obtain bidding credentials at the 33rd annual Barrett-Jackson collector car auction, however, there were "only" 745 cars available for them to fight over. Basic economics tells us that when demand exceeds supply, the result is upward pressure on prices. Which you will see reflected in SCM's review of the event next month. The other effect, perhaps less obvious but just as true, is that when T hree thousand bidders jumped through the financial hoops second year conducting the event and it continues to improve in both the quality of the items offered and in bidder interest. Barrett-Jackson has allowed bidders to register for only the automobilia portion of the auction for just a $50 fee, which has had a positive impact on the number of bidders participating. The sale generated this year, $271,400 including buyer's premium. car guys are walking around with money in their pockets, itching to spend it on something, motobilia sales will be brisk. Vendor space is not inexpensive at Barrett-Jackson, with a 10- by 10-ft. indoor booth space running $1,800, and the more impressive displays taking up at least three or four of these spots. The majority of the vendors felt the money was well spent, as an estimated 175,000 spectators were exposed to their offerings on their way to the main auction tent. Neon signs continue to be a hot ticket—including some signs that were not born with it but have now been "updated" to appeal to buyers. Adding neon is not a difficult task, however, like most modifications, the sign can never be returned to its original state. From a seller's standpoint the conversion is a profitable exercise, as a few hundred bucks for the glass, transformer and backing can some- Bargains, however, were few and far between, as the vast majority of the 400 lots offered sold for at least Auction:  Barrett-Jackson ; Scottsdale, Arizona ; January 22-25, 2004 Highlight: Cadillac "Standard of the World" Porcelain Neon Sign—Lot 5499 Estimate: None Given Sale Price: S10,350, including 15% buyer's premium times double the price of a sign. Jim Brinkman, a longtime collector and dealer in automobilia, had an impressive display of signs for sale at Barrett-Jackson. On Wednesday evening he made a sale that would make most dealers drool. In one fell swoop, he sold a large Ford V8 sign, a neon Mobil horse, and a unique neon MercedesBenz dealer star. That's about $20,000 of merchandise in about 15 minutes. Jim's son, Rory Brinkman, is the major domo for the four-day automobilia auction that precedes the car auction. This is Rory's 20 percent above the going rate. For example, a nice unused Phillips license plate attachment which would normally sell for about $200 reached $316 on Friday. Another one was offered in Sunday's session and reached the same figure. A Mobil "Drive Safely" license plate attachment, normally also a $200 item, sold for $300 in Saturday's session. (All prices include 15% buyer's premium.) A nice eight-foot-long, double-sided Ford dealership sign with wings on each side sold for $4,480, and a 42-inch round Oldsmobile Service sign was hammered down at $3,700. A 48-inch sign from a Veltex service station, a small West Coast producer that was founded in Boise, Idaho, sold for $4,600, a rather surprising $1,000 over the current market price. The most impressive sign in the auction was also the most expensive, selling for $10,350, including the premium. The Cadillac "Standard of the World" single-sided porcelain and neon dealership sign was six feet long and three-and-a-half feet tall, with six colors in the porcelain. This was an all-around impressive sign that will be the focal point of the new owner's display area. A few years ago I would have suggested that this was silly money, but in today's booming market and in the supercharged Barrett-Jackson environment, the price was simply a reflection of the current market.• 92  Sports Car Market

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Bike Buys / Paul Duchene 1969-1976 Kawasaki Mach III Glovebox Notes A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM stable. ***ter is best 2004 AUDI 54 SEDAN QUATTRO MT6 Somehow the engineers in charge of horsepower got the upper hand, and the chassis, braking and rider comfort guys got locked out of the development lab ost motorcycles are known for their finely-tuned balance between horsepower and handling. Not so the Mach III. With this musclebike, somehow the engineers in charge of horsepower got the upper hand, and the chassis, braking and rider comfort guys got locked out of the development lab. M A typical ride goes something like this: Fire up the two-stroke, 498-cc three-cylinder and you're surrounded by a dense cloud of blue smoke. Grab second gear and the unburdened front wheel heads skywards, as 57 percent of the bike's 383pound weight rests on the back tire. If you manage to get all 60 horsepower to the ground, you'll be on your way to a sub-13-second quarter mile and a 115-mph top speed. You'll soon discover the drum brakes are hopeless, and should you get through your first comer, beware the impending tankslapper when you twist the throttle as the "flexi-flier" frame unwinds its Perfect Mach III Owner: Thinks a Hemi 'Cuda is one fine handling machine. Fun to ride: Ease of maintenance: Appreciation: Years produced: 1969-76 Colors: White/blue, red/white, green/yellow, grey/blue, grey/block Number produced: 110,000 Engine: 498-cc, air-cooled, twostroke triple Transmission: 5-speed Weight, 383 lb Price new: $995 M 1969 Value today: $500-$5,000 Cost of full service/tune: $50 if you do it yourself Engine #: right side Frame #: on headstock April 2004  stresses and tries to flick you off the bike. Next you'll notice a loss of feeling in your hands and feet from the constant and enormous vibration. But, just before you go entirely numb, you'll likely feel the bike lose power and coast to a halt. Perhaps the solid-state ignition has quit? No, you've just run out of gas, after only 80 miles. But proving that there's a seat for every saddle, the combination of dazzling white paint, triple chrome pipes, blistering acceleration, and wailing exhaust caused the bike to sell like crazy. A front disc brake was introduced in 1972, just in time for a new 750-cc version of the engine (the H2), which was faster, twitchier, thirstier, and altogether scarier. A complex capacitor discharge ignition (CDI) developed to keep the spark plugs from oiling at low speed, is powerful enough to disrupt nearby radio and TV signals. Parts are not cheap. A reproduction CDI will set you back about $400, and a crankshaft runs a whopping $700—or about the cost of an entire, though well-used Mach III. There is a decent network of suppliers for these machines, many of them based in Europe where the bikes have a rabid following. "Ridden hard, put away wet" could have been the motto for original HI owners. Hence, more than almost any other bike, you simply don't want to buy one that is anything less than perfect. And before you go for your first ride, I'd check the Snell rating of your helmet to make sure it's up to date.• Price as tested: $28,530 Likes: Not-your-everyday minivan styling, 350Z power from Nissan's corporate V6, attractive Euro-styled interior, quiet cabin. Gripes: Power sliding door and lift gate slow to react, center-mounted gauges take a lot of getting used to, it's still a minivan. Fun to drive: *IT( Fun to look at: ***it: Overall ownership experience: frtrtr Verdict: The Quest is being marketed as "not your mother's minivan," but even its 240 horses and swoopy styling don't push any boundaries, let alone transcend the genre. (Perhaps when Porsche introduces a minivan...) This all-new model is bigger and in every way light-years better than the awful Mercury Villager twin it replaces. Renault's influence is apparent and appreciated throughout the interior, from the café table-like center console on the dash to the highquality cloth seats. If you have convinced yourself that you absolutely must buy a minivan, you could do much worse.—Jeff Sabatini* 93 Price as tested: $50,790 likes: 340-hp V8 that pulls like a '60s Mopar and makes equally terrific sounds, attractive styling, surprising room in rear seats and trunk Gripes: Tiny dash switches that are impossible for us visually-challenged 50-somethings to decipher without reading glasses, notchy shifter with useless 6th gear, lofty price that will only climb with the strong Euro. Fun to drive: **tear Fun to look at: *.ar**. Overall ownership experience: Verdict: The S4 mechanicals are great, but are let down by hopeless interior ergonomics, including a dash-mounted cupholder that sprays coffee like it was a crop-duster with every application of the brakes or throttle. I'd also prefer tighter spacing in the gearing, so that fourth, fifth and sixth weren't essentially redundant. And for $50k, I'd take a larger car with a smaller engine-0-60 times are pretty irrelevant in my daily life.—Keith Martin 2004 NISSAN QUEST 3.5SL qv atungJO /pH ap,faiwon

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Neat Stuff / Bengt Halvorson Looking Good, Vintage Style O pen cars, vintage events and pouring rain all seem to go together. But wearing a full-face Bell helmet while driving your 212 Barchetta not only makes you look like a bubble-headed alien in a go-kart, it somehow seems like cheating. These retro race-gear replicas, made by Chapal from the original patterns, will let you look the part in the California Mille or the Colorado Grand, and keep you reasonably dry and warm as well. We've seen these items firsthand and can say the prices are modest for the quality. Available through U.S. distributor The Finish Line, 847.382.3020. Or to see the complete catalog—in French--visit www.chapal.fr . Note: .411 prices are subject to fluctuating currency rates. The style worn by Phil Hill in the 1950s and '60s. Soft brown leather with cotton back, in sizes 6-1/2 to 12-1/2. Price: $130 Sheepskin finished in brown or black. Tight, foot-fitting design in European sizes from 36 to 46. Price: $400 Soh leather helmet, like those worn by Juan Manuel Fangio in the 1950s as he piloted legendary Mercedes and Maserati race cars. Price: $750 Classic racing goggles with brass construction, simple thumb-screw adjustment, and adjustable band. Three interchangeable sets of glass: colorless, yellow, or smoked. Price: $180  :HA PA 1.: Cu APA a A Photo. Bob Dumbror, 94 ç . *Aittio,

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Twenty Year Picture Four-Door Heavyweights $80,000 $70,000 $60,000 $50,000 $40,000 $30,000 S20,000 $10,000 $O 1984 1985  1986  1987 1988  11 1982 Aston Martin Lagonda 1989 1990  1991 1992   • Machine guns having yet to be invented, James Bond's pre-Aston-era car is fitted with "countermeasures."—Ryan Greenblatt, Rydal, PA Jay knew that these steamers were tricky, but he never dreamed that finding the g-spot would bring such a dramatic climax.—Ed Pasini, Las Vegas, NV Sadly, Bill fell for the oldest trick in the book: "Pull my finger!"—Jed Wake/tam, Traverse City, MI The old Stanleys had no reverse, just a primitive jet propulsion system using excess steam.—Rich Castiello, Chevy Chase, MD Damn! Those Bush beans and that secret recipe.—Thomas Bush, Mauston, WI O000h, baby!—Stephan Von Cramm, San Francisco, CA The retro-rocket was not conceived as part of the space program, but actually saw its birth in the early part of the 20th Century.—Terry D. Moore, Kenmore, WA 1912 marked the first year of alternate fuel use for internal combustion automobiles. Pictured above is the rare bean-powered 1913 Flatulent Runabout. The car was banned shortly after its introduction.—Jay Meilstru, Niagara Falls, ON There's nothing like a good release!—Jo A. Petteruti, Harrisville, RI 96  1993 1994 1995 1996 1980 Maserati Quattroporte  INN gurapire, • 1WM11111 - • WA ma -  II II  w 1997 1998  1999 2000 2001 2002 • le Ip • 2003 • 1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9 Prices are.* cars in excellent condition. This information is provided courtesy of the Black Book and Cars of Particular Interest Value Guide. CPI is the guide most often used by credit unions to determine loan values of collectible domestic and imported cars. Ph: 888.760.2267, www.blackbookusa.com • Mystery Photo Answers "Jay Leno rehearses passing gas in preparation for the taping of another Tonight show." —Walter Meyer, Eagle, ID I've told you Stanley, I am sick and tired of your disgusting habit. Now open wide and let me get another quart of Beano in you.—John King, Sr., Libertyville, IL Tired of all the mosquitoes that come out around the garage after a rainstorm, Nigel filled his Steamer with Ortho Bug-BGone.—J.T. Burkard, Middletown, NJ After being caught in an unexpected downpour, Jay just felt the need to blow off some steam.—Bruce Caswell, Beverly, MA "Edsel, when your dad said he wanted us to add fog lights, I don't think this is what he meant."—Bruce Tarsia, Elkridge, MD Ah, that feels better!—Dr. John Maydak, via e-mail Thinking to provide a bit of comfort to Poirot on their way to Brighton, Capt. Hastings pulled off the road and attempted to warm up part of the picnic basket provided by Miss Lemon. As he reached down to retrieve the basket's contents, his hand hit the automatic steam lever. "Good lord," shouted Hastings. "Mon ami," replied Poirot, "Not to wony, we will have the tea when we reach Brighton. The rest of the journey will allow the little grey cells to consider why I ever consented to this trip in the first place."— David Rivkin, Jamaica Estates, NY Every coffee lover's dream, the driveable Stanley Espresso Machine.—Mark Detwiler, Escondido, CA Oh, Henry, I told you never to touch me there!—Bob McGill, Portland, OR "Jay, when Oprah said you could lose weight by taking a steam, she didn't mean..."—Ken Yokelson, Atlanta, GA And this month's winner of a sure-to-be-collectible-someday 1:18 scale model, courtesy of Dave Kinney 's USAppraisal, is Walter Meyer; for appreciating just what stars go through to serve their public.—Keith Martin* Sports Car Market a

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Comments With Your Renewal Print complete auction results in each issue, not just highlighted cars.—David Steel, Temecula, CA. David, it's a space and content issue. We'd have to kill some other editorial to make more cars fit, and frankly, many times the cars we leave out are staggeringly mundane—KM. Please stop all the glowing reviews of the investment potential of late Triumph Spitfires - I'm trying to build my portfolio before their upcoming price spike.—Doug Taber, Cambria, CA Your blend of reporting—from affordable cars to the extreme, stratospheric elite—makes this my favorite (and only) auto magazine. - Eric Wells, Folsom, CA Keep going with the comedic commentary about the cars. After all, isn't this hobby supposed to be fun? If some boring geeks don't like it, too bad!—Shawn McDowell, Temecula, CA Expand focus on the "entry level" market—Mark Samson, Anchorage, AK Provide a historical review page of a different car with each magazine issue, discussing excerpts from period tests and driving impressions, then and now—Paul Vonheeder, Dallas, 7% Good ideas—we're working on expanding the content of the profiles.—K.M. I really like the diversity of opinion.—Michael Robinson, Wyoming, PA Always interested to read demographic profiles of car owners and readership.—Scott Dolan, Beverly Hills, MI A more accurate and consistent 1-5 rating. How about a column or two on how the rating is supposed to work?— Len Hochendoner, Vienna, WV Could you publish a quarterly guide listing great barn finds within 25 miles of my house?—John Gray, San Ramon, CA The new section on race cars is the candle on the icing.—Robert DeMart, Alexandria, VA Still the best monthly car read, but trending toward commercialization. We already have a bunch of glossy adladen rags that show up a month before the cover date. SCM is different. I pray you keep it different —Damon Katz, Boston, MA Quick wit and sometimes brutal honesty! Can't ask for more than that. Well done.—Stuart Taft, Portland, OR More discussion of preservation vs. restoration.—Jim Duncan, Beverly Hills, MI Again one of my favorite motorcar magazines (1 receive 10 per month) plus Scott Featherman & John Apen are longtime friends. Keep up the great work.—John Surotchak, Ardmore, PA Thanks for the nice write-ups of my Okay, I finally bought a used Ferrari—no more jokes about my Buick Riviera.—Burton Weast, West Linn, OR I sure enjoy your mag. I am just a little put off that after I've entered many mystery photo contests, my daughter Sarah Sallee wins on her first try!—Rex Alexander, Tulsa, OK auction cars. My wife now rushes to the mailbox, looking forward to getting her SCM each month. Keep up the great work!—Kurt Tanner, Alta Loma, CA Has it already been a year? I love this magazine.—Andrew Fortney, Alexandria, VA Enjoy the mag, but stop praising the 356 over the 190SL; they are both fun. Beat up Topolinos if you feel the need.—Will Samples, Dallas, 7X And thanks to all of you for your thoughtful comments and your renewals.'—Cindy - Banzer and Keith Martin.• 100% No Reserve Salt Lake City Estate April 3,2004 1930 Auburn 4 dr Sedan  1913 Studebaker Touring  1951 Studebaker Champion 1930 Ford Model A Cue 1909 Sears Runabout 1926 Pierce Arrow Coach 1:*"..0•41 :etio 1934 Rolls Royce Open Front Town Car 1966 Fiat 600 1948 Plymouth 4 dr Sedan 1927 Chevy 1 Ton Pickup 1948 Packard 4 dr Sedan 1926 Buick 2 dr Sedan 1959 Edge! Villager 4 itr Wagon 1964 Cadillac Desille Cat The Osterloh Estate has the Cars Pictured above plus 28 additional cars not pictured! II  1 liii  Ill' Portland, Oregon - March 21-28-200 cars Salt lake City, Utah - April 3-50+ cars Spokane, Washington - April 24-100 cars Reno in the Spring - May 1-2-250 cars Spokane, Washington - May 12-300 cars Bend, Oregon - May 29-100 cars Everett, Washington - May 31-100 cars Billings, Montana - June 5-80 cars Mammoth Lakes, California - June 19-100 cars Jackson Hole, Wyoming - July 3-4-150 cars Hot August Nights - Reno - August 5-8-800+ cars Sun Valley, Idaho - September 4-5-250 cars April 2004 AUCT 10NS 1928 ESSEX 4 dr Sedan 97

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SCM Classifieds Info Showcase Gallery Ad Just $44/month ($66 non-subscribers). Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) E-mail Showcase photo (300 dpi jpg) and/or text to addir@sportscarmarket.com . Or call Kirsten at 503.261.0555 x202; fax 503.253.2234. We will call you for Visa/MC. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline is the 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. , . 1951 Simca 8 Sport. Restored, Pines Farina aluminum body, red leather & grey carpet. 2`' place AACA 2003, Fun to drive. $45,000. 847.432.1795 (IL) Ferrari 512 BBi, s/n 49261 (1984) Rosso Corso/Cremo leather. All original with 5,100 miles. Perfect condition, wino repainting or touch ups. Recent $14,003 major service by Ferrari Decrier including new clutch, etc. Looks, drives & smells as new. $98,500 for the best Boxer available. George, 516.2565670 516.381.0205. (NY) 1937 Cord LWB Beverley. Supertharged, drives well, new cylinder HOS, many updates. Drives to Auburn every year. A(D dub certified. Body restored from bare meld. $54,995. 773.764.9294 or xldsirankl @unmet. (IL) Porsche 550 Snyder (Berk). Silver/red leather interior. 150-hp VW engine, tubular framed, fast, nimble, new condition, 5,000 miles, always garaged. $23,500, owner sale. 617.876.9741. (MA) 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate. Cleorcoul repaint on very deon body to original red. 14x7 aluminum wheels or original steel, IAP headers, new cat., new top. A strong 2+ and mechanically sound. I am a 44 year Alfa enthusiast and this is a very, very good car despite 106k miles showing. More pictures available by intemet or moil. $7,587. 765.288.2524 or tgalfagaol.com . (IN) 1938 Talbot-Logo 1-23. Stunning condition throughout. Factory body with Figoni & Falasdii details. Disoppeoring top, 4-liter engine, Wilson preseledor and aluminum disc wheels. Rum and drives excellent. $195,000. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, fantasyjunction.com . (CA) 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL ID#WDBA4809GAD42223. Red, black interior, cone, top, never been in weather, LOU, ado 115,200 miles all original. Excellent condition. Drive home. $12,600. Clint, 203.374.4479 alter 6 p.m. (CT) Campo Design "Limited Edition' Hummer 112. 500 HP,  Suspension & Brake upgrade, complete exterior customization  inc monochromatic paint. 18" Wheels/Tires. Contact: Conepo  1972 Titan MK6C Formula Ford. Considered one of the hest  of its era. Full restoration, ready to race with SVRA log, molds and  spares. $23,000. Brian, 410557.7882. vmw.constantradius.com/  1963 Jaguar Xfil This magnificent motorcar has under-  gone a fresh contours level restoration. Finished in red w/  biscuit leather, black cloth top & restored original tool kit. The  Design, 831.423.5704; www.conepa.com. (CA) formula ford. (MD) fit, finish & detail of this car are among the best. Truly one of the finest BF's available. $81,500. Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars 314524.6000. www.hymonitd.com . (MO) Gardener's Golf Course "Club Car" Gas Engine. Factory pickup bed configuration. Corry plants, rocks, wood, even engines if you wish. Very nice condition. $1,000. David 818.763.1137. (CA) 1953 Jaguar X1(1 20 Drophead Body off restoration in 1996.  I believe I'm the third titled owner. 125 psi-all cylinders. Mileage  shows 25k which could he correct. Strong #2. Have retired need  money. $55,000 OBO. Dick Mackintosh, 775.852.1945. (NV)  1928 Rolls-Royce P-1 Springfield Piccadilly Roadster,  sir S138RP. An original Piccadilly with matching numbers  throughout. Recent engine and complete engine comportment  show quality detailing. Reliable and great running tar. $165,000.  Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, fantasyjundion.com . ((A)  1990 Mercedes 560 SEC. White Palomino, fully optioned 10  disc CD changer, 194k miles, very good overall condition. Trunk  and interior like new. $7,900. Call for details. 770.751.6735.  (GA)  1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2, sin 0724. Numbers matching. Ground up restoration using all original ports from Combo in poly. Everything well documented with photos, all bills, parts invoices and correspondence. Absolutely no rust. Everything works-no stones. 800.290.6643 or shross(nucleus.com. (CAN) 1931 Cadillac V-16 Fleetwood Roadster. This magnificent motorcar has undergone a restoration to contours standards. This is the lost of 105 V-16 Roadsters to have been built. One of the finest 9-16 Coddled known. Please call us for full details. $335,000. Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars 314.524.6000. www.hymanitd.com. (MO) 1 2001 WR. (French) with 4-rotor Mazda ladory race engine, carbon tub, Motet, Penskes. Raced at Le Mons 2002. Spare body, molds, wheels, miscellaneous. $125,000. jim.downing@downing atianta.com or 770.457.6300 (GA) 1964 Lotus Super Seven, street car, LHD, SB1533, 1500 Cosworth, skin off restoration, engine/trans rebuilt, rear axle strengthened, fuel cell, Ponasports, safely harness, same owner 20 years, excellent. $27,500. Mark, work 610.975.0876; home 610.225.0528; m jerlecky@phoocom. (PA) 1958 Impala Coupe, excellent black paint, beautiful chrome,  348, 4 barrel, automatic, continental kit, skirts, gorgeous block  and silver interior. $28,500 obo. 760.861.6865. (CA)  Richard Petty Pontiac Grand-Prix. Custom "One-Off" Show Car. Created by Conepo Design & Danny Sullivan to commemo- rate Petty Racing 50th anniversary. Contact: Canepo Design I331.4235704; www.conepa.com . (CA) 1977 Aston Martin AM V-8 Series III, Auto. 3 owner CA car from new. Stunning Oxford Green/Camelhides. Cond 1- 10 2+ Meticulously maintained. Past concourse winner. $35,000 firm 360.379.545. (WA) 1988 Ferrari 328 GTS, S/N 74387, red/black, clutch/30N service in 2002, all books and tools, immaculate throughout, $50,000. Marc Hunter, 915584.1074. (TX) 1969 Austin Mini Cooper "5". Solid, rare and too muds fun. Too many enhancements to mention here, everything works, ready to go. $18,000. 802.877.2645 orrpm@rpmxt.com . (VT)

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 • ..1. .4 .. r„.  _ 1949 HRG 1500, s/n W173.  Major US history with Tarn Cole and Alfons Koster Irom Bridgehampton '49 to Monterey Historics '02. Eligible for all events and tours. Full road equipment including rare factory hording Beautiful condition. $89,500, Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, famasyjunction.com. (CA) • Ford Excursion. "Show Truck', 7.3 liter Turbo Diesel, 20 mpg, excellent tow vehicle, over $100,000 in exterior, interior and performance upgrades. PRICED TO SELL! Contact: Canepa Design 831.423.5704; www.canepa.com . (CA) 1988 Porsche 911 Urge. Guards Red with block leather. All factory correct one owner car from California. Options include CD changer, dual power seats, newer Dunlop P8000 tires just serviced with original books and ready for spring. $24,995. Casey, 214.616.1209. (TX) 1928 Bugatti Type 38A. This restored Grand Sport Tourer is finished in French Racing blue w/tan leather. The chassis, body & engine are original components & the can has had a comprehensive mechanical restoration by a well known Bugani spmialist. 5179,500 Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars, 314524.6000. www.hymanitd.com . (MO)  •  , .........   I y _ Tv 1956 MGA. This very original car was recently brought out of storage. It has undergone an extensive frame-on restoration that includes new paintinterior,chrome, and replacement of most mechanical parts. $15,900. Photos at hnp://rm491.homeint.net ; 928.445.0940; Email rm491@att.net. (AZ) ,..... 1955 Alfa Romeo 190065 Superlegera: Body by Touring, totally original w/FIVA, ACI, RIAR documentation, continuously registered and garaged in Milan (black plate) w/2 owners since new Engine rebuih. Winner best Carroserie-Coupe des Alpes 2000; Borrani wheels, Beautiful original leather interior. 23,000 kms. Call 203.863.0991 or email: msoussou@carco.com (OR) Iv Iwi  , - -, Y ... ,,••:, 1958 Porsche 356A Super Cabriolet. Body #150759, engine #82304 (matching). Originally white, now factory Messein Blue with no obvious evidence of color change. Stunningly restored on a no-rust car. eBay auction begins January 30th if not previously sold. $49,995 Bill Penny. Monte Shelton Jaguar. 503.470 2407. (OR) SCM/Octane exchange. BONUS: ., - Each month, selected cars from the SCM Showcase Gallery will also appear in the British magazine, Octane (www.octane-magazine.com ) and vice-versa. Austin-Hooky 100/4 BN2 1956. White with black trim, original RHD, manual with 0/0. Wire wheels. Very careful occasional use since high quality restoration to original specification. An exceptional 'factory patina' example. Cl 9,950. Exchange considered, classic or modern, cash either way. The E-Type Centre 01827 373247 (Midlands). (UK) -. a  lire MIL ' 1979 Ferrari 51288, carbureted, red with tan leather, 19K miles, $82,000. Full details at hnp:// 503.349.1930, michael@thebigday.com (OR) 1975 Porsche 911 Carreto Coupe. Must be the most stunningly preserved original 75 Carrera in existence. Grand Prix white paint is original and all but perfect. Concours and Porsche Parade survivor. All stamps in maintinence book. Time warp car eBay auction will begin March 1st if not previously sold. 829,995. Bill Penny. Monte Shelton Jaguar. (503) 478-2407. (OR) ,  _.,,,  y. , •  .,_ as  , .  mil  1985  Aston  Martin  V8.  The  can  has  recently  restored bodywork, engine and interior. Service history from new. A great driving experience for further information go to hop// mysite.freeserve.combondanons. May consider pant exchange for on nastier manual model, any condition, for use on track days and competitions. 020 8330 6886 eve Mobile: 07733126350. (UK) . 1989 Mercedes-Benz 5605L 45K original one-owner miles. Stunning example in Garnet Red over Dove Grey leather. Both tops. Looks, drives, and smells new! $26,900 503.525.2020 (OR) 4 1.-111.0........-7, • .  . '', 7 -,  -.....__." - 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing.  Super nice car that drives and presents very well. Well cared for by one owner since the 1970's. Recent paint. Much of the interior is-original. Belly pans and original knock-offs. $260,000. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, fantasyjunaion.com . (CA) 1963 Corvette convertible, red w/top, black interior, 327/300 hp, 4 spd, fuelly w/matching #s, restored condition, pictures available. $37,500. 757.222.9408 or chowells@lanymore.com . (VA) all -.  __..... -,..-... 411, ,..,.. ...... ___. 4 . -.------■ - Nt.....w... w6-,-7."..-.,.. .-....._,.. C , 1964 Affa Romeo Giulia SS. Manufactured in 1964. I am proud to offer this 1600 Sprint Speciale. FIA papers & H.S.C.C. Vehicle Identity Form. Twice winner of the Historic Italian Championship & campaigned at Goodwood amongst many other venues. John Williams Classics 01264 711003. (UK) .111,11N13114i'. . i MOB Roadster 1972. 27,000 documented miles. Splendid, complete original condition. (Ro-style wheels included). Owned past 12 years. Dry use only. Carefully maintained. +44 (0)1428 605077. (UK) El  •  Imi  .._....--T .  - 48  l It Illk . 400 Mini Era Turbo. Last one produced 1991. lark Knight fivespeed, Gorren turbo charger, sunroof, stereo, photographic history file Featured in Mini magazines, best of show winner. Unique reg. '17 ERA'. Cost E12,000 in 1991. OIRO £7000. 01273 601960. See vAvw.eraturbomm/register. (UK) Porsche 964 RS Lightweight (1992). UK car, one of the rare 47 original right-hand drive versions in UK, 56k. Original radio MOT and main dealer warranty until March 2004. Two new front tyres. Used regularly for daily commute without any problems. Balance of main dealer warranty. Full Porsche service history E35,995 ovno. 020 88180741 or 01451 810129. (UK) Jaguar X11120 RHD Lightweight 1950 Chassis No 660047. A rare car, one of only 58 original RHO lightweights. Professionally restored by Temper°. A full matching number (or in excellent condition. The can features Borrani wheels, louvered bonnet, bonnet strap, Le Mans fuel cap and wood rim wheel. The car is in Adelaide, Australia. Contact: Les +61 003421867, email: Ipart@bigpond.com. Serious offers invited. (Australia) Porsche 911 1.4S 1972 Coupe. Is 95% original, in foci has a ASI 2'd degree golden plate on it (re-sprayed one year ago). The car is Italian plated and viewable in Milan. 100% rust hoe. £19,000. Please email KMG@dsl.pipex.com or roll Kerry +44 (0)790 0193981. (UK) 1939 4.25 Litre High Vision Saloon by KJ Mulliner, Chassis no.: B102MR. Oxford and Cambridge blue with grey leather trim. Body and mechanical condition are excellent with a comprehension file of recent bills. £49,500. www.frankdalecom. Tel 020 8847 5447. (UK) Lamborghini Countach IN 1987. Red/cream. 12k miles, mechanical restored, Euro-look, all upgrades: performance enhancement clutch, ignition, exhaust and headers, sound system, P-zeros, rear comer°, new air. www.Toms-Toyssom. Ole 715&39.9129 (WI) 1972 Lotus Europa Twincam. Lotus Yellow, lovely example of this rare car, drives superbly, comprehensive history, specialist maintained, MoT May 2004, Tax exempt. E8,950 ono. 01932 846995. (UK) .. '  1 . ..  41,,,... ,-_ . -7" -

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Resource Directory Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 x204 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@,sportscarmarketcom. AUCTION COMPANIES Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. Jackson Audio& 480.421.6694, fax 480.421.6697. 3020 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. e-mail: info@barrett-jackson.com. www.barrettjacicson.com. (AZ) - 0142992020, fax 33-01 42992021. Maison de vente aux encheres, 7, RondPoint des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris. e-mail: artcurial@auction.fr. www.poulainle-fur.com. (FR) Barrett 33 - Spectrum Auctions. 818.999.0832, fax 818.999.0816. 23295 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364. www.spectrumauctions.com. (CA) APPRAISALS Dana Mecum Auction Company. 815.568.8888, fax 815.568.6615. P.O. Box 422, Marengo, IL 60152. www.mecumauction.com . (IL) eBay Motors, a part of eBay Inc. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Visit the "Services" section on www.ebaymotors.com for more details. H&H  44.1925 730630, fax 44.1925 730830 Whitegate Farm, Hatton Lane, Hatton, Cheshire, UK. WA4 4BZ info@classic-auctions.co.uk , www.classic-auctions.com . (UK) Kruse International. 800.968.4444, fax 260.925.5467. P.O. Box 190, Auburn, IN 46706. www. kruseinternational.com . (IN) Kensington Motor Group, Inc. 631.537.1868, fax 631.537.2641. P.O. Box 2277, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. KenMotor@aol.com . (NY) Classic  Auctions. Branson Collector Car Auction, 800.335.3063, contact Jim Cox, fax 417.336.5616, 1316 W. Hwy. 76, Suite 199, Branson, MO, 65616. www.bransonauction.com . (MO) Christie's. 310.385.2699, fax 310. 385.0246.360 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. www.christies.com . (CA) Bonhams. 415.391.4000, fax 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103; Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH., fax 44.207.585.0830. www.bonhams.com. (CA) Dave Brownell's Vintage Auto Appraisals. Phone 802.362.4719; fax 802.362.3007. 25-plus years experience nationwide and internationally. Single cars or entire collections. Brass cars to contemporary supercars. Complete services from pre-purchase to insurance, donation, estate, expert witness. E-mail: dbrownell@sprynet.com. (VT) Charles W. Clarke. Phone.fax: 860.658.2714. Automotive consultant and appraiser. Hartford, Connecticut area base. State of Connecticut licensed. 40-plus years automotive experience, appraisals and wherewithal to address most any situation. We travel. E-mail: cwc-cars@cox.net. (CT) Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206.467.6531, fax 206.467.6532. Complete appraisal services for any and all vehicles of particular note. Over 1 billion dollars in worldwide experience. We will help you in your time of need: We negotiate for you. Settlements, insurance, disputes, estates, pre-purchase, donations, etc. E-mail: appraisals@cosmopolitanmotors.com. (WA) 25 years experience with collector automobiles, available nationwide. Call or visit our Web site. David H. Kinney, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers). E-mail: dlikinney@usappraisal .com; www.usappraisal.com . (VA) Joseph L. Troise Appraisals. 415332.8183. USAppraisal.  Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick. 760.3203290, fax 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262. classiccarauction.com . (CA) RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371, fax 519.351.1337 One Classic Car Dr., Blenheim, ON NOP 1AO. www.rmauctions.com . (CAN) Russo and Steele. 602.252.2697, www.russoandsteele.com. (AZ) Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@silverauctions.com; www.silverauctions.com. (WA) Santiago Collector Car Auctions. 800.994.2816, fax 405.843.6251. 7321 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73116. E-mail Rocky: rockydb5@sbcglobal.net. (OK) 100  and evaluation of classic and contemporary cars. Covering northern & mid-California & Tahoe/Reno. Prompt, personal, professional and affordable service for insurance, legal, IRS and pre-purchase inspection. Free phone consultations. joetro@ pacbell.net ; http://www.oldcarpricing .com. (CA) Auto  Appraisal  703.759.9100. 260.920.2222. Certified appraiser with 35 years in the business, appraisals completed for most of nationwide banks and insurance companies. Kruse International auctions more than 10,000 collector cars per year. One car or collections, donators, estates, disputes, pre-purchase inspections, attorneys, buyers, sellers. All inquiries kept confidential. E-mail: dkruse@myvine.com. (IN) has over 20 years experience and is both a certified IAAA appraiser and ASE master technician. Complete services include appraisals, pre-purchase inspections, expert witness and advisory. Personal, prompt, confidential—available nationwide. For more information, see our ad this issue. E-mail: scott@feathco.com, Web: www.FeathermanCo.com. (PA) Scott Featherman AUTOMOBIUA Spyder  831.659.5335, fax  Enterprises: 831.659.5335 On-site inspection Group. 800.848.2886. Nationwide, over 50 offices. Certified Appraisals. Pre-purchase inspections, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale values, estates, expert witness. Onsite inspections. Confidential. www.autoappraisalgroup.com."Not just one man's opinion of value." (VA) Classic  Car  248.557.2880. fax 248.557.3511. 15 years in business, IAAA, for loans, estates, divorce, insurance and pre-purchase. Detroit area, will travel. www.jrnkclassiccars.com or kawifreek@msn.com . (MI) Dean V. Kruse. 260.927.1111, fax Since 1980, providing serious collectors with the finest selection of authentic, original vintage posters, pre-war thru mid-1960s; mainly focused on Porsche, Ferrari, Mercedes, & racing. Producer of "Automobilia Monterey" August 10-12, 2004. Halon Fire Extinguishers; Porsche 356 leather accessories; Ferrari repro tool kit, 250-330. 38-page list of memorabilia via email at singer356@aol.com or www.vintageautoposters.com. (CA) SpyderE nterp rises: 831.659.5335, fax 831.659.5335. Authentic vintage posters, postcards, memorabilia (1960s and earlier); mainly focused on Porsche, Ferrari and racing. Leather accessories for Porsche 356; Halon fire extinguishers for your classic car; Ferrari 250/275/330 repro tool kits. Free 36 page list of all items by e-mail at: singer356@aol.com . (NY) www.arteauto.com--Part et Pautomobile gallery and auction house website. 631.329.8580. Our site features drawings, paintings, prints, vintage posters, photos, sculptures, objects, toys, models, books, literature, memorabilia, and more from the beginning of the automobile to date. View online and mail order automobilia auction lots at www.arteauto.com. Email: jvautoart@aol.com. (NY) BUY.SELLGENERAL Research. Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206.467.6531, fax 206.467.6532. 2030 8th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121. Experts in collector cars worldwide. Whether buying, selling, evaluating, consigning or appraising, we cut the edge on the current market. Over 1 billion dollars in worldwide experi- ence. Top prices paid; from one car to entire collections, condition and location are no obstacles. "We covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian." E-mail: sales@ cosmopolitanmotors.com . (WA) eBay Motors, a part of eBay Featherman & Co. Inc. 610.645.5595. Inc. The World's Online Marketplace. Consistently ranked the best automotive site on the Web by Nielsen.NetRatings. Everyday drivers, collector cars, auto parts and accessories, motorcycles and automobilia. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Every vehicle transaction is covered by $20,000 in free insurance. Visit the "Services" section on www.ebaymotors.com for more details. Fantasy  510.653.7555, fax 510.653.9754, www.fantasyjunction.com, e-mail sales@fantasyjunction.com . Specializing in European collectible autos and racing cars from the 1920s to the 1970s, with over 50 cars in stock. Bruce Trenery has over 25 years experience in this business, based in the East Bay area. Clients and contacts worldwide with satisfaction as the hallmark. 1145 Park Ave., Emeryville, CA 94608. (CA) Grand  Junction. 858.4593500, fax 858.459.3512. Specialize in the buying, selling trading and consignment of historic sports cars and racing cars. Been in business for 25 years and maintain an inventory of 15 to 20 historic cars. Large extensive poster inventory. Located at 7456 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037. www.grandprixclassics.com ; E-mail: info@grandprixclassics.com. (CA) Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principle in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include Europeans sports cars and full classics. We try hard to offer something you have never heard ofl Select consignments considered. www.hymanitd.com . (MO) Oldtimer Garage. 41.31.819 00 Prix  Classics. 00, fax 41.31.819 51 91. Gurbestrasse 3, CH-3125, Toffen, Bern, Switzerland. wvvw.oldtimergarage.com . (CH) www.historicakars.com We BuyWe Sell-We Find. Europe.US.Asia.Far East. If you are looking to buy or sell a vehicle(s) with historic or collector appeal, try us. 30 years of experience, your satisfaction our priority. Any time—Any place—Anywhere. www.historicalcars.com. CLASSIC CAR TRANSPORT Cosdel  International. 415.777.2000, fax 415.543.5112. Now in its 33rd year of international transport. Complete service, including Sports Car Market

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2ND ANNUAL SCM/STEVE AUSTIN'S GREAT VACATIONS GOODWOOD REVIVAL CAR COLLECTOR'S DREAM TOUR TO ENGLAND • AUGUST 30, 2004 - SEPTEMBER 8, 2004 • re 4 BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! The SCM Goodwood Revival Tour, a car collector's dream, returns SCM'ers can look forward to some superb events and great camaraderie The tour will visit factories, car collections, an auction and the 'Holy Grail' for enthusiasts—the 'Goodwood Revival' historic race meeting All this is wrapped with beautiful English countryside touring and highlighted with famous guest speakers and private functions Slated are visits to Jaguar, RollsRoyce and a private viewing of Lord Montague's National Car Collection, Keith Martin along with specialists from Bonhams, will conduct a preview of the Bonhams Goodwood auction. Martin and Cindy Banzer will offer professional consultation and advice throughout the tour. Celebrity guest speakers enliven our dinners with witty and entertaining presentations along with informative narration Once again historic racer, Speed Channel celebrity and car guru Alain de Cadenet will lead an in depth tour of the Goodwood Paddock with the added opportunity of meeting other drivers. New this year, every participant will have a private FM receiver and headset throughout the tour to ensure that every word from the tour leaders and speakers is easily heard The tour also acknowledges the naturally beautiful English countryside We include back roads touring, and lunch at an old village pub Plus, a repeat of one of the most popular events of our first tour, a visit to a small village garage that has morphed into a museum Add to that 'High Tea' at a medieval inn (complete with a secret escape passage once used by King Charles I) and, we believe, we have a truly great program Please join us Space is extremely limited, to ensure a quality experience. Our Monaco tour sold out very quickly. Cost of Tour $3,275 per person/twin occupancy, $745 single supplement. Air not included. Cost subject to change in relation to the exchange rate with the British pound $600 reservation required to secure your position CALL OR E-MAIL TODAY:' STEVE AUSTIN'S GREAT VACATIONS 1-800-452-8434 EMAIL: STEVEAUSTIN@CANBY.COM

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import.export, customs clearances, DOT and EPA, air/ocean, loading and unloading of containers. Contact Martin Button, e-mail: info@cosdel.com; www.cosdel.com. (CA) Passport  quick 10 minute approval. Efficient and professional service is what you deserve so don't hesitate, call us today to be in the driver's seat of your dream car tomorrow. www.jjbest.com . (MA) Transport. 800.325.4267, fax 314.878.7295. Classic and specialty cars delivered anywhere in the USA. Special event services, including Pebble Beach, Monterey Historics, BarrettJackson, and Auburn. Standardof-the-industry service since 1970. www.passporttransport.com . (MO) Intercity Lines, Inc. 800.221.3936, fax 413.436.9422. Rapid, hassle-free, coast-to-coast service. Insured, enclosed transport for your valuable car at affordable prices. State-of-the-art satellite transport tracking. Complete service for vintage races, auctions, relocations. www.intercitylines.com . (MA) PC BEAR Auto Transport specializing in all types: hobby, collector vehicles, toys, neat old stuff, regular cars, parts, and winching. Life long car nut. Equipment serviced and maintained by me. Clean driving record since 1959 in all states. ICCMC, US DOT insured. I sleep in my truck while transporting. Inspection and check delivery service. Door to door delivery. PC Bear, 135 Broad St., Akron, PA 17501. 717.859-1585. Talk to me anytime. Thank you. (PA) Concours Transport Systems. 253.973.3987, fax 253.851.4707. Enclosed auto transport nationwide. Lift gate loading, experienced personnel. Classic & exotic cars. Special events—fully insured. Fred Koller, owner. fredkoller@concourstransport .com, www.concourstransport.com . (WA) COLLECTOR CAR FINANCING J.J. Best Banc & Company. 800.USA.1965, fax 508.945.6006. The largest national leader on Antique, Classic, Exotic, Rod and Sports Cars with rates starting at 4.99% and long terms from 5 to 12 years. Call, fax or e-mail your application today for COLLECTOR CAR INSURANCE American Collectors Insurance. 800.360.2277. We've been taking the hassle-and expense-out of insuring collector vehicles since 1976. Get the collector coverage you need, at a price you won't believe! Visit us online for an instant rate quote, www.AmericanCollectors.com , or call toll-free. Available in all states except AK and HI. (NJ) Hagerty Collector Car Insurance. 800.922.4050. Collector cars aren't like their late-model counterparts. These classics actually appreciate in value so standard market policies that cost significantly more won't do the job. With Hagerty, we'll agree on a fair value and cover you for the full amount. No prorated claims, no hassles, no games. See what Hagerty can do for you! Call. 800.922.4050, or visit our Web site at: www.hagerty.com. (MI) American Hobbyist Insurance. 800.395.4835. From "brass & wood" antiques to modern day classics, our program accepts a wide range of collector vehicles. Enjoy excellent coverage & low "collector" rates. No strict mileage limitations in most states. Call toll-free or visit us online at AmericanHobbyist.com . (FL) COLLECTOR CAR LEASING Premier  Financial  Services. 203.267.7700, fax 203.267.7773. With over 20 years of experience specializing in exotic, classic and vintage autos, our Lease.Purchase plan is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term as well as those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination plan allows you the flexibility of financing with the tax advantages of leasing. We make leasing as simple as turning the key. www.WhyNotLease.com. (CT) Putnam Leasing. 866.90.LEASE (866.905.3273). Never get in a car with strangers. Custom-tailored, lease-to-own financing for your dream car. Easy, fast and dependable. Exclusive leasing agent for Barrett-Jackson, Cavallino and Ferrari Club of America 2004 International Meet. Go with people you trust. Call toll free or visit wvvvv.PutnamLeasing.com . (CT) PHOTOGRAPHY Bob Dunsmore Racing Photog- raphy. PO Box 80008, Multnomah, OR 97280. 503.244.4646. Email: photoraces@aol.com. (OR) RESTORATION.GENERAL CARS of Pittsburgh, Inc. 866.877.8866, fax 412.653.3798. Complete classic and custom auto restoration / fabrication. Metal repair, polishing, and plating. Pre-purchase inspection, appraisals and title services. The most customer friendly restoration company in the world. See our ad in this issue for more information. 1147 Cochran's Mill Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15236. davidsteffan@carsofpgh .com, www.carsofpgh.com . (PA) Guy's Interior Restorations. 503.224.8657, fax 503.223.6953. Award-winning interior restoration. Leather dyeing and color matching. 431 NW 9th, Portland, OR 97209. (OR) SPORTS AND COMPETITION 14171i awe RaetifW /as. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARUVRS), 203-377-6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Vintage race car restoration, preparation and race track support at events throughout North America; in Europe and South America by arrangement. Historic Rally Support. www.vintageracingservices. com. (CT) VINTAGE EVENTS The Colorado Grand. 1,000 mile tour of western Colorado. Pre1961 sports cars. Frank Barrett. 970.926.7810, fax 970.926.7835. (CO) ENGUSH Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include Europeans sports cars and full classics. We try hard to offer something you have never heard of! Select consignments considered. www.hymanitd.com . (MO) Repairs/Restorations/Race International Motor Car Repair, Inc. ph.fax 845.226.9027, Hopewell Junction, NY. Specializing in the repair of all British cars. Factory trained Rolls-Royce and Jaguar technician. Located an hour and a half from the New York Metropolitan area. Pickup and delivery arranged. Call Jeff Palmero. (NY) AC JWF  Restorations,  Inc. 503.643.3225, fax 503.646.4009. Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. AC restoration specialist. 35 years experience. Partial to full restorations done to street or concours standards. (OR) AC Owner's Club Limited. 503.643.3225, fax 503.646.4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 972254615 USA. The World's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. (OR) Austin-Healey Club USA. 888.4AHCUSA, fax 503.528.0533. 8002 NE Hwy 99, Ste B PMB 424, Vancouver, WA 98665-8813. Oldest national Austin-Healey club and factory club heritage. The resource for all Austin-Healey Steve ustin's AUTOMO I ) ' 1638 SE 11th Ave Canby, OR 97013 (503) 266-4079 or (800) 452-8434 email: steveaustin@canby.com www.steveaustinsautomobilia.com 102 Travel begins here . . . ILIA Limited Edition Art & Collectibles Official Organizer of SCM's Historic and Collector Car Tours email: stephanie@wtpdx.com  800.594.0805  503.231.5103  Stephanie Warrington The Official Travel Agent for Sports Car Market Specializing in International Travel, Custom Vacations & Groups 700 NE Multnomah, #478 Portland OR 97232 World Travel Inc. Sports Car Market

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current and future owners. Members receive Austin-Healey Magazine, Resource Book, calendar, tech assistance, book discount. Annual dues still just $35. Visa/MC accepted. Visit our Web site: www.healey.org . (OR) Kevin  Aston Martin Kay  Restorations. 530.241.8337. 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. 6-Cylinder Aston Martin DBs our specialty, from DB2 through DB6. All Astons welcome, along with other 1950s and 1960s British and European sports and classics. We do it all, from engine overhaul to show-winning paintwork. We buy Astons. www.kevinkayrestora tions.net. (CA) Rocky Santiago. 405.843.6117, fax 405.843.6251. 7321 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73116. Specializing in Aston Martins, all years, all conditions. Buy.sell.consign. If you are buying or selling, please call. Also have Healeys, MGs, Triumphs, etc. (OK) Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARLVRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.VintageRacingServices.com ,www. AutomotiveRestorations.com . (CT) Aston Martin Owners Club East Coast and Canada Contact: Robert Stockman, Chairman: 386.446.8081 386.445.6000 rmsamrad@pcfl.com 20 Marbella Court, Palm Coast, FL 32137 Sponsors many events including social, concours and speed throughout the year from the east coast to the Mississippi. Historical information, technical resources and sales information relating to old and new cars available to members. (FL) Jaguar JAGUAR PARTS AT WHOLESALE PRICING Huge Factory Fresh Original Parts Inventory Ready To Ship 71/Overnight Delivery CALL MON1T SHELTON JAGUAR: JAGUAR 1-800-819-5681 Jaguar Clubs of North America. 888.CLUBJAG, Write: JCNA, 1000 Glenbrook Road, Anchorage, KY 40223. Join the primary organization of Jaguar enthusiasts in US.Canada. 52 local clubs provide social and other activities. JCNA sponsors champion- ships in concours, rally, slalom. Members receive bi-monthly Jaguar Journal magazine. www.jcna.com . (BC) Morgan Northshore  Sportscars. 847.247.0447. Authorized Agent for Morgan Motor Company. Sales, Service, Restoration for all vintage British Marques. Always buying clean original and restored examples. Austin-Healey, Jaguar, MG, Triumph. Visit our Web site, northshoresports cars.com . Lake Bluff, IL. Rolls-Royce/Bentley Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI.VRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. VintageRacingServices .com, AutomotiveRestorations.com . (CT) Peter  Hageman,  Automobiles. 206.954.1961, Vintage fax 425.287.0660. P.O. Box 554, Kirkland, WA 98033. Prewar European autos, Bentley and Rolls-Royce, specializing in vintage Bentleys. (WA) ALFA ROMEO Parts Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 510.525.9435, fax 510.524.3636. Large selection of parts from 1900 series to Milano. Efficient, personal service. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. (CA) Centerline—Alfa  Parts. 888.750.ALFA (2532). Call for free catalog. New and used parts, accessories, restoration, modification, and information for Giulietta through 164. We know the cars and we have the parts. Visit www.centerlinealfa.com for frequent updates on new items. (CO) International  Auto  Parts 800.788.4435, 434.973.0555, fax 434.973.2368. Est. 1971. Over 90,000 Alfa. Fiat. Lancia parts, 1956 to present, in stock, ready to ship. Fast, knowledgeable service + same day shipping! FREE 76 page catalog. www.international-auto.com . (VA) Performance Motoring Associates 831.338.9703, fax 831.338.2031. PMA Racing since 1981. Over 20 Alfa Romeos in stock, ready for your custom restoration. Specialists in vintage race car preparation for over 20 years. Sebring suspensions and lightweight body panels for 750, 101, and 105 series Sprints, Spiders and GTV's. E-mail alleake@aol.com. 12895 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006. www.alfa romeorestorations.com . (CA) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, fax 713.849.2401. THE US source for original, complete seats and OW A CTO sy wa Put up your till UR COLLE EQUITY April 2004 AY THE RENT ENDING -888-612-0020 103

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covers, bulk upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, original European taillights, headlights, grilles, windshields. Visit www .reoriginals.com for complete listing. (TX) Repairs/Restoration Nasko's Imports. 503.771.1472, 5409 SE Francis, Portland, OR 97206. Oregon's oldest and most respected Alfa repair and performance tuning facility. Milano spoken here! Ask about our used Alfas for sale. Fast work, fair prices. (OR) Dan Sommers's Veloce Motors. 503.274.0064. 1425 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 97209. More than two decades of helping Alfa, Ferrari, and Lamborghini owners keep their cars on the road while not emptying their bank accounts. Other Italian cars serviced as well. (OR) FERRARI/MASERATI/LAMBORGHINI Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo. Sales, 800.547.4455, 503.255.7560. Service and Parts, 800.944.6483, 503.257.9655. America's oldest and most dedicated Ferrari dealer. New and used exotic cars. Also, huge parts department with fast, fast service. 203 NE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97203. (OR) Garry Roberts & Company. 949.650.2690, fax 949.650.2730. 922 Sunset Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Specializing in sales of Ferrari and other exotics. Consignments, brokerage services, references available. Extensive computer database. Whether buying or selling, call. (CA) ItalParts. Fax +31 172 240536. Specializing in Italian car parts and prewar car parts. 25 years of experience in finding all kinds of parts. Lots of spare parts in stock. Look on my Internet site: www.italparts.com . If you don't find the part there, send us an e-mail: info@italparts.com. Buy Italian engines.parts.cars of pre-war period and '50s and early '60s. (IT) I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis and Lam- borghinis.  310.274.9809, simonrandy@aol.com . If I don't have what you seek, I can usually find it for you (at low prices). Please, call anytime for straight advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. Randy Simon. (CA) 310.274.7440,  fax Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, fax 713.849.2401. THE US source for original, complete seats and covers, bulk upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, original European taillights, headlights, grilles, windshields. Visit www.reoriginals.com for complete listing. (TX) Gentry Lane Lamborghini. 416.535.9900, fax 416.535.8152. Also Canada's largest Ferrari parts inventory. Under new ownership. Call today with your needs. Jason Popovich. (ON) Symbolic Motor Car Company. 858.454.1800, fax 858.454.1890. 7440 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92307. Largest dealer of exotic Ferraris, Jaguars, Alfas and other cars in the world. Always a superb array of important cars on display. Interesting trades always considered. wwvv.symbolicmotors.com. (CA) Michael Sheehan. 949.646.6086, fax 949.646.6978. Always looking for cars to buy, from rare one-offs to serial production ordinaries. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus—call me first or call me last, I'll make you the best cash offer. Buyers, let me use my 20,000-car database to help you find a car, or verify the history of one you are looking at. www.ferraris-online.com . (CA) Thomas Shaughnessey Consulting. 949.366.6211, fax 949.366.6827. Professional buyer of Ferraris, primarily '50s, '60s and '70s. Also have extensive Lambo and Maser experience. Additionally deal in Ferrari engines. More than 350 Ferrari wheels in stock. Call today for straight talk and honest advice. San Clemente, CA. Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI.VRS), Take a Porsche Test Drive in Your Easy Chair! The Complete 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.VintageRacingServices.com ,www. AutomotiveRestorations.com . (CT) FORZA: 860350.1140, fax 860.350.1148 email forzamot@aol.com . Buyers and sellers of Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini and related exotic cars. Call today for friendly, helpful advice. Buyers for cars in any condition, also interested in memorabilia, parts, manuals, books, etc., related to above cars. Willing to compensate for information that leads to purchase. www.forzamot orsports.com . (CT) GERMAN Mercedes-Benz Alex Dearborn in Topsfield, MA. 978.887-6644, fax 978.887.3889. Buying, selling and trading vintage Mercedes. Specializing in 300SLs. Large database of older MBs. www.dearbomauto.com . (MA) Gull Wing Group International. Gary Estep, 530.345.6701. 776 Cessna, Chico, CA 95928. Dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of 1954 to 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupes and Roadsters. You do not have to be an owner to belong. Member benefits include: twelve monthly magazines per year plus a national convention that rotates its location around the country. Also, reproduction parts and much more. (CA) Mercedes-Benz Club of America. 800.637.2360. MBCA, 1907 Lelaray St., Colorado Springs, CO 80909. World's largest Mercedes-Benz club, 33,000 members, all models, 1886onward; excellent 120-page color magazine, The Star, with how-to tech articles, history, new models, racing, hundreds of cars for sale, ads free to members, much more. New car raffle, tech assistance, national events, more; dues $45/yr. www.mbca.org . (CO) Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI.VRS), 203377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.VmtageRacingServices.com ,www. AutomotiveRestorations.com . (CT) Porsche 356 Registry. 810.688.9090, fax 810.688.9091. 356 Registry, 3359 Kings Mill Rd, North Branch, MI 48461. A club for those interested in 356 Porsches. The Registry Magazine is published six times a year. 356 ownership not necessary. Dues $30 annually. Information: Barbara Skinnants. www.356registry.org . (MI) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, Sicurvetro windshields for Porsche 356. Speedster bucket seats, driving seats for all models. www.reoriginals.com. (TX) BMW Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI.VRS), 203377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.VmtageRacingServices.com ,www. AutomotiveRestorations.com. (CT) AMERICAN Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principle in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include Europeans sports cars and full classics. We try hard to offer something you have never heard of! Select consignments considered. www.hymatiltd.com. (MO) Shelby Shelby American Automobile Club. 860.364.0449, fax 860.364.0769. P.O. Box 788, Sharon, CT 06069. Over 5,000 members, 50 Regions throughout the world. Dedicated to the care and preservation of the cars that Carroll Shelby produced. Two national conventions a year, semi-annual magazine, hi-monthly newsletter as well as a registry. (CT)• NW COLLECTOR CAR INSURANCE INSURANCE, INC. Representing SfICIICel IWO f. Schriltt 888-237-4359 104 NEWEXPANDE 7th Edition www.RPMAutoBooks.com 1615 NE Broadway Portland, OR 97232 503-288-8818 866-846-6268 wwwtimmco.com AGREED VALUE I LOW PREMIUMS Sports Car Market

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COSMOpOlit ofi Moto rc ...LL ■-■  );11, 1959 Austin HealeyBN6 100-6 American Running Gear...$29,995.00 1934 Austin Martini )i litre longchasis Fully restored  $75,000.00 1973 BMW 3.0 CS Wonderful and rare  1985Cadillac ElDorado Convertible 1 owner  1937 Chevrolet 2 Door Sedan Streetrod  1955Chevrolet Corvette Roadster White/Red  1956 Citroen Traction Avant Scruffy Driver  1936 Delahaye 135 labourdette 3 Position Drophead...$115,000.00 1924 Dodge Tourer Proper Older Restoration  1925 Dodge Roadster Lovely Patina & Rebuilt Motor  1960 Dodge Pickup New Paint  1999 Dodge Viper Rh 10 Hand-painted by Lassen  1964 Face! Vega Face! III New Paint  1966 Ferrari 330 GTS Long-term Owner  1974 Ferrari 246GTS FlyVellow/Chairs and Flares  1924 Franklin Tourer Dead Stock Original  1910 Hupmobik Brass Roadster Ex-Harrah  1959 Jaguar Mark 1 Recent Partial Restoration  1961 Jaguar Mark It Custom Cabriolet, Project  1987 Jaguar XJ6 Sedan Champagne  1980 lamborghini Countach Kitcar  1939 Lincoln Zephyr V12  1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II White/ Original  1931Mercedes Benz 370 Manheim Cabriolet  1960 Mercedes Benz 190 SL Roadster Original  $15,995.00 $18,995.00 $9,000.00 $175,000.00 $15,500.00 1962 Ferrari 250 California Spyder Modena Recreation  $69,995.00 1962 Ferrari 250GTO 280Z Clone  1960 Mercedes Benz 190 SL Roadster Body off Resto  $49,995.00 1966 Mercedes Benz 600 SWB Blue/Zebrawood  1974 Mercedes Benz 280 SLC 5 Speed  1980 Mercedes Benz 450SEL 6.9 1 owner  1950 MG TD Roadter Project  1950 MGTD Roadster Restored  1956 MG MGA Roadster Restored  $18,500.00 $185,000.00 $85,000.00 $25,995.00 $39,995.00 $9,500.00 $22,500.00 $7,995.00 $29,995.00 $22,995.00 $25,000.00 $140,000.00 $45,000.00 $27,995.00 $7,995.00 $13,995.00 $6,995.00 $14,995.00 $14,995.00 1950 Monet Goyon 125cc Motorcycle Only one in US/Original  $18,995.00 $7,995.00 $70,000.00 $57,000.00 $6,995.00 1955 Moto Morini 125cc 2-Stroke Motorcycle Fabulous  1954 Nash Airtlyte PininFarina Coupe Streamline Design .$18,995.00 1971 Oldsmobile Toronado Running parts car  1939 PackardV12 Rollston Town Car  1940 Packard  2000 Porsche 996 Carrera em Kit/Arctic Silver  1979 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith II Fresh Paint  1929 Stutz Blackhawk Roadster Longterm owner  1955 Volkswagen Beetle! Owner  1999 Volvo C 702 Owner, excellent condition  WATERCRAFT 1934 Chtiscraft Triple Cockpit 21' Trophy winning Lake Tahoe specs. Fully proper and correct. Professionally restored. Complete with trailer $90,000.00 1939 HackercraftTriple Cockpit 28' Ex- Stan Sayres. Complete with Scripps V-12 Own a piece of history "Sea Flow II" used to tow the hydroplanes out to the race course $150,000.00 1958 Century Coronado 21' Factory installed wood runabout with 327, twin sidedrafts and factory installed sliding roof complete with trailer. $39,995.00 1958 Richardson 41' Formerly of the Miller Brewing family hence its name "High Life". Very nice boat. $55,000.00 VINTAGE WINES Expensive, extensive, eclectic collection of significant wines of $5,995.00 $4,995.00 $1,995.00 $225,000.00 $49,995.00 $62,000.00 $19,500.00 $65,000.00 $5,995.00 $12,995.00 Bordeaux, Burgundy California,Washington, Oregon, and Italy. Old vintages to recent releases. Inquire. RECYCLED OLD GROWTH LUMBER Hundreds of thousands of board feet of old growth Douglas Fir. Tongue and grove, clear vertical grain with no nail holes. Eighty years old from seven hundred-year-old trees, also California Redwood, 2x4, 2x6, 4x6, 6x8, 3x12, excellent original condition, previously used in food production. Never exposed to toxins or chemicals. Impossible to find on today's market. Inquire. HISTORICAL ANTIQUE MILLWORK The complete interior of Seattle'sAustin Bell Building. A turn of the century building for which the downtown neighborhood "Belltown" was named. Doors, windows, baseboard, wainscoting, elaborate rails and balustrades, a steam-powered elevator with cut glass, beams, treads, and bricks. Please inquire. REAL ESTATE WANTED Looking for a home, condo, commercial building or even raw land. Want to purchase by way of partial trade and cash. Price range $200,000 to $3,000,000.Trades can include classic or exotic automobiles, motor yachts, famous master artwork, or antique furniture. We would like to trade the down payment (minimum 20%) and pay conventionally the balance, or if desired by seller, pay seller on contract. • This method can help sell real estate inventory that has been sitting for an extended period. • This could also help sellers who have large capital gains concerns. With a large down payment in "trade" their taxable gain could diminish significantly. • Even if the seller doesn't want an exotic car or an expensive piece of furniture, these items can certainly be sold via consignment or outright sale. r '1 Always Buying - Experts in Shipping. We appraise collector cars world-wide for insurance or settlements. (206) 467-6531 Fax (206) 467-6532 2030 8th Avenue - Seattle, Washington 98121 sales@cosmopolitanmotors.com • cosmopolitanmotors.com r ''.  ---%

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.:4aWatch NA. r keting. While his company, The Gilmore Oil Company of California, operated 3,500 service stations in just three Western states, the brand was known to race fans throughout the country. Gilmore Oil sponsored racing everywhere: dirt track racing in California, cars at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and runs at Daytona Beach, Muroc Dry Lake and the Bonneville Salt Flats. E The Gilmore Stadium, now the site of CBS in Los Angeles, was home to midget auto racing from 1934 to 1950 and every major driver from that era ran there. Gilmore also sponsored the Gilmore Gold Cup Classic stock car race at Mines Field, which is now the site of Los Angeles International Airport. by Carl Bomstead arl B. Gilmore was a master of mar - A Gilmore flag that was signed by several drivers, including Indy 500 competitors Chet Miller and George Bailey, realized $910 after 15 bids. Not all the Distarce items made big money. An unusual Gilmore banner that received 17 bids failed to meet the seller's expectaions at $2,550, even though the bid was several times what other oil company banners commonly sell for. Here are a few of the other marvels and mysteries that crossed my screen this month. The Gilmore Speedway Special won the 1935 Indy 500 and Wilbur Shaw won in 1937 with the Shaw-Gilmore Special. Gilmore also sponsored John Cobb at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1939 where he set a new speed record of 368.85 mph in the Railton Red Lion. In 1940 Gilmore sponsored a 24-hour endurance run by Ab Jenkins in his Mormon Meteor, which set 21 new land speed records. Boats, airplanes, and automobiles that were sponsored by Gilmore set over 500 racing records, making its slogan, "Gilmore the Record Breaker," well-earned. EBAY MOTORS #2444875687— 1941 BMW 327 CABRIOLET. First Bid: $10,000. Number of Bids: 23. SOLD AT: $48,710. Date Sold: 11/30/2003. The 327 is often overlooked in favor of the better performing 327/328, however it still offers a lot of style for not a lot of money. The listing outlined the car's history for the past 30 years The BRDC is a lesser-known club, yet even so, this badge sold for the going rate. A few weeks after this sale, an example with a few hurts realized $755 with four bids, confirming the value here. EBAY MOTORS #2451280566-1966 ALFA ROMEO SERVICE VAN. First Bid: $3,500. Number of Bids: 7. SOLD AT: $7,000. Gilmore even sponsored a circus that toured the coast with a custom-built speedster (now owned by SCM'er Jim Brucker) and an open-cockpit plane painted in Gilmore colors piloted by Roscoe Turner toured with a lion cub as a passenger. The extensive and unique promotion of the Gilmore brand has made it popular with collectors of both gas and oil collectibles and early racing memorabilia. When Gilmore items become available at auction, logic and rationale are rarely part of the bidding equation. Several items from the collection of "Pee Wee" Distarce, a midget racer who often appeared at Gilmore Stadium, recently appeared on eBay. As expected, the results were over the top: A Gilmore tire gauge with the Gilmore lion on its face received 36 bids and sold for $607.75. Comparable gauges that advertise other brands frequently sell in the $100 range. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market magazine (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Keith Martin Publications, PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR and additional entries. Subscription rates are $58 for 12 monthly issues in the US, $78 Canada/Mexico, Europe $88, Asia/Africa/Middle East $98. Subscriptions are payable in advance in US currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 24-hours 800.289.2819, 503.252.5812; fax 503.252.5854. 106 and stated that it had received a partial restoration about 10 years ago. This was the second time it was listed on eBay Motors and it sold for about what should be expected. It had, however, been offered for sale for over two years in another well-known national publication without finding a new home, adding fuel to the debate on what is the best venue to sell collector vehicles. EBAY # 2215535338—BRITISH RACING DRIVERS' CLUB BADGE. First Bid: £12. Number of Bids: 19. SOLD AT: £530 (approx. $977). Date Sold: 1/11/2004. Badges relating to motorsports realize the highest dollars. Not only are they exclusive, but most also have the image of a race car on them. Date Sold: 1/3/2004. Many SCM'ers contacted us about this auction and we watched it with a hope that this rather unattractive but unique Alfa service vehicle would find a good home. It did, having been purchased by an East Coast SCM'er and Alfa collector, so we can check on it in a year or two and see how the restoration is progressing. We wish the new owner good luck as well, as the van has a long list of needs. Restored to its prior glory, however, it would be a hoot at Alfa meets and on tours. EBAY #3651530207—ONE QUART SKUNK OIL CAN. First Bid: $25. Number of Bids: 27. SOLD AT: $1,459.55. Date Sold: 1/11/2004. This was the brand of oil sold by the Fearless Farris Stinker Stations, from an era when the independent service stations could flourish without being run over by the big guys. They promoted their brands with unique and catchy names that are highly prized by collectors today. But this can, even in its wonderful condition, is pushing the upper edge of reasonable money. EBAY #2216218562-0NE GALLON INDIAN MOTOCYCLE OIL CAN. First Bid: $9.95. Number of Bids: 16. SOLD AT: $1,458.33. Date Sold: 1/16/2003. If the Skunk can was pushing the edge, this one took a running leap off the cliff. This is a very desirable and scarce can, however, it can be found in far better condition with a little patience and determination. It is difficult to understand why someone would pay this kind of money for a can in such horrible condition with barely legible graphics.• POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market

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13th Annual AUBURN SPRING 6 I R APRIL 29, 30 - MAY 1, 2 2004 Kruse Auction Park • Auburn, Indiana One of the World's Great Auctions More Than 1000 Cars A Very High Selling Percentage Held at the 480 Acre Kruse Auction Park Auburn. Indiana - The Classic Car Capital of the World CARS ALREADY CONSIGNED Liiingimamm= ( 1966 Pontiac GTO 1932 Chevrolet Two Door Landau Convertible 1955 Buick Rivera Special 1965 Shelby American 427 Cobra 40th Aniversary Roadster 1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe 1965 Shelby GT 350 R Fastback KRUSE INTERNATIONAL  CONSIGN NOW! Auctioneer: Dean V Kruse, Lie. #AU1000027  KRUSE INTERNATIONAL

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