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225 Collector Cars Rated / BONUS Arizona Coverage Sports Car Market FIAT 8V Keith Martin's The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends $1.7m in Scottsdale goessupersonic · $1.4m? We Explain Wild Gullwing Sale in Arizona · 1964 Porsche 904 Snarls Past $1m · Legal Files: What to do Before the Red Mist Hits DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE! FEATURING VIDEOS OF SELECT VEHICLES

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Sports Car Market Keith Martin's The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends 38 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta 54 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera April 2011 . Volume 23 . Number 4 IN-DEPTH PROFILES What You Need To Know FERRARI 38 1949 Ferrari 166 MMBarchetta—$1,870,000/RM The winning bid didn't even break the low number of the $1.9m to $2.9m pre-auction estimate Steve Ahlgrim ENGLISH 42 1967 Jaguar E-type Series 1 Roadster Race Car —$96,800/Gooding Better decisions could have made this expensively built car much more than just a weapons-grade club racer Thor Thorson ETCETERINI 44 1953 Fiat 8V Ghia Supersonic—$1,705,000/Gooding This rare, mostly original car had the same owner for 55 years— and had hardcore gearheads all but swooning on the auction block Donald Osborne GERMAN 48 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe—$544,500/RM 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe—$858,000/Gooding 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe—$704,000/Russo and Steele 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe—$1,375,000/RM Four Gullwings—one of the benchmark cars for vintage collectors—sold at wildly varying prices in Arizona this year. We explain why Alex Finigan AMERICAN 52 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E 427 Coupe —$181,500/Barrett-Jackson Reportedly the only 1968 Cougar GT-E ever offered at public auction Dale Novak RACE 54 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera—$1,045,000/Gooding Performance that would humble even a younger Carrera RS Simon Kidston Cover photograph: Pawel Litwinski © 2010 Courtesy of Gooding & Company SILVER AUCTIONS 112 Fort McDowell, AZ: Affordable classics lead the day at Silver's $3.7m Fort McDowell auction B. Mitchell Carlson MOTOEXOTICA 122 Tolleson, AZ: MotoeXotica's inaugural Phoenix auction kicks off the Arizona week at $1.3m B. Mitchell Carlson EBAY MOTORS 134 Honest drivers and celebrity puffers Geoff Archer GLOBAL AUCTION COVERAGE 225 Cars Examined and Rated at Six Sales BARRETT-JACKSON 60 Scottsdale, AZ: Scottsdale's flagship auction leads the Arizona auction week at $68m Dan Grunwald and Carl Bomstead GOODING & COMPANY 72 Scottsdale, AZ: The Scottsdale Auction brings $35m, led by a Ferrari FXX at $2.1m Donald Osborne RM AUCTIONS 84 Phoenix, AZ: Totals rise 56% from 2010 at the Arizona Biltmore, with 172 cars bringing $31m Carl Bomstead RUSSO AND STEELE 98 Scottsdale, AZ: Russo and Steele regroups in Scottsdale, selling 379 of 607 cars for $20m Sam Stockham

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30 Scottsdale 2011 COLUMNS 8 Shifting Gears Barrett-Jackson's shift away from an “All No Reserve” policy may have been the biggest news out of Scottsdale this year Keith Martin 24 Affordable Classic: MGB Few would have predicted in 1962 that the car would be around until 1980—and that sadly, it would be the last new MG sold in America Rob Sass 26 Legal Files Buying a collector car at an auction is fun, but it pays to check out the car's condition and authenticity, arrange insurance, and set strategies for sales tax and car title issues before making that first heady bid John Draneas 40 Sheehan Speaks While most Montezemolo-era Ferraris are depreciating assets, the best-of-the-breed modern cars did well, with FXX s/n 146357 setting a new sales price for this model at $2.1m Michael Sheehan 146 eWatch Signs of craziness: A lock from Elvis Presley's Army boot camp haircut brought $18,300, and a Packard sign sold for $39,000 Carl Bomstead FEATURES 30 Scottsdale 2011: Gearhead Heaven under the tents, SCM's pre-auction tours in Arizona 32 What $1 Million Buys in Scottsdale: One collector's fantasy picks from Arizona 2011 34 Industry Roundtable: Auction company supremos make their picks DEPARTMENTS 10 Crossing the Block / Auction Calendar 12 The Inside Line: Keels and Wheels, California Mille 14 Contributors: Get to know our writers 16 You Write, We Read: MGB love and dismay; The perfect $20k Porsche 18 Display Advertisers Index 20 Time Pieces: Claret Dual Tow watch 20 Neat Stuff: Driving at Goodwood, Neon for the man cave 22 In Miniature: 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic 22 Book Review: The Fate of the Sleeping Beauties 110 Glovebox Notes: 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 Cabriolet 132 Fresh Meat: 2011 BMW X6M; 2011 Audi R8 5.2 Spyder Quattro; 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 136 Mystery Photo: “Gas, grass or bass...” 136 Comments with Your Renewal: “More cars under $100k” 137 SCM Weekly Poll Results: Total 2011 Arizona Sales 138 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 142 Resource Directory: Meet your car's needs SCM Digital Bonus Additional Seat Time contributions, videos and images are available in this issue's Digital Edition, included with every print subscription. To sign up for your Digital Issue, go to www.sportscarmarket.com/digital or call 503.261.0555 ext. 1 Photo: Tony Piff

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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Sea Change in Scottsdale Barrett-Jackson is a marketing and selling machine that is the envy of all other auction companies. Helped by the comprehensive Speed Network coverage, they have unmatched brand recognition in the collector car world. Their revenue stream from vendors and admissions is remarkable. Having 3,000 registered bidders at one event is ten times the number that some catalog auction companies see at their sales. But Barrett-Jackson's great weakness over the past six years has been the meager offerings in the high-end arena. By allowing owners to set a reserve, I predict that we will again start seeing million-dollar cars sell at Barrett-Jackson. The Rest of the Weekend We shot four episodes of “What's My Car Worth” for Selling it your way B y now the Scottsdale numbers are familiar: $160m in total sales, very close to the record $167m set in 2007. 2,221 cars sold. Attendance up at every event, and strong individual prices across the board. But the biggest news to come from Scottsdale could be found in a press release issued on February 14, 2011—23 days after the last car crossed the block at WestWorld. Barrett-Jackson announced a partial reversal of its “All No Reserve” policy, beginning with its April 7-9 Palm Beach auction. They will now allow owners of cars with agreed-upon values of $50,000 or more to set a reserve on their car—if they wish. Why is this big news? Because for the past six years, the Barrett-Jackson “All No Reserve” policy has been an anomaly in the collector car world. At nearly every other auction, owners have a choice as to whether they want to set a minimum price at which their car will sell (the reserve)—or if they will sell to the highest bid, no matter how high or how low (no reserve). At one point, Russo and Steele also had an All No Reserve policy, but responding to consignors wanting a reserve on their cars, they decided to allow car owners the option of setting a minimum price. Where are the Big Cars? It's no secret that there are very few above-$500,000 cars at any of the Barrett-Jackson auctions. We believe this is because owners are reluctant to offer an expensive car at no reserve. If the right bidders aren't in the room, the car could conceivably sell for a very low price. Over the past few years, nearly all of the expensive cars offered in Scottsdale have moved to RM and Gooding. On the mid-priced ($50,000 to $250,000) muscle car side, Russo and Steele has gotten higher-quality consignments every year, as sellers simply don't want to offer their cars without being able to protect their minimum value with a reserve. I was surprised to see the minimum value for the reserve option for Barrett-Jackson set at just $50,000. In our late-night bull sessions with various industry insiders, we had all wondered when and how BarrettJackson would move back into the arena of expensive cars. Our consensus was that they would set aside ten or fifteen slots each day during prime time for a “Barrett-Jackson Select” offering of cars worth $250,000 and up—all with a reserve. The fact that Barrett-Jackson's entry-level value for a reserve is just $50,000 demonstrates that there is great demand from sellers across the board to have the option of setting a reserve price on their collector car. Discovery HD Theater at the Gooding Auction, and due to our schedule, I had all of Friday free—a rarity for me in Scottsdale. The weather was delicious, and the white Mercedes E350 cabriolet I was driving provided the perfect top-down ride as I visited Barrett-Jackson, Gooding, RM, Russo and Silver. Each event has its own flavor, and if kicking tires with friends in great weather is your idea of heaven, Scottsdale this year was the place to be. You'll find our exhaustive reporting in this issue beginning on page 30; our boots-on-the-ground team from the SCM home office included Chester Allen, Tom Mann, Jim Pickering, Tony Piff, and Cody Wilson, and our first-rate global auction reporting team consisted of Carl Bomstead, B. Mitchell Carlson, Dan Grunwald, Donald Osborne, and Sam Stockham. My personal assessment was that as the economy continues to gather strength, collectors are willing to put cars up for sale they have kept stashed away, and they are not afraid to spend a little to buy a toy. The very best cars, like the 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic on this month's cover, will continue to bring stunning money because they are special, and wealthy collectors aren't afraid to spend big to buy special. Nicely prepared cars with no visible needs do very well; cars with ap- parent flaws continue to suffer, as everyone knows just how expensive it is to make an average-or-less car into a great one. The Road to Reno Here's an up-to-date report on the SCM “B Team” caravan to the MG convention in Reno this June. In an uprising reminiscent of Tahrir Square, our teenage children singularly and collectively decided to opt out of the opportunity to beat themselves silly in 35-year-old cars—all the while surrounded with clueless adults who view this kind of madness as fun. But there was no shortage of clueless adults to take their seats. The B Team now consists of SCM contributors Miles Collier, John Draneas, Donald Osborne and Thor Thorson, plus my wife Wendie and me. Our fleet of MGs has been purchased. Oddly enough, they are all 1974s: two roadsters and a GT. One roadster came from a subscriber in Durango, CO. The other two were found on Craigslist, one in Portland, OR and one in Renton, WA. They are all quite nice, and were all purchased for less than our $5,000- each limit. Two of the ‘74s have the unfortunate “Mae West” rubber protuberances, but those are easily removed and replaced with the chrome overriders from the 1971-73 models. Adding a little spice to the event, Collier is considering driving his McLaren F1 to Portland from Montana, and then jumping in an MG to continue on to Reno. I'm wondering if he would mind if I jumped into the McLaren at the same time; after all, at the end of the day they're both just English sports cars.... ♦ 8 Sports Car Market

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff 4-speed manual transmission. Also look for a 1970 Hemi ‘Cuda replica and a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 with Six Pack, both selling at no reserve. Bonhams—The RAF Museum Where: Hendon, U.K. When: April 11 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 51/55 cars sold / $1.78m The Royal Air Force museum Classic muscle at The Branson Auction Barrett-Jackson—Palm Beach 2011 Where: West Palm Beach, FL When: April 7-9 More: www.barrett-jackson.com Last year: 463/463 cars sold / $20m Barrett-Jackson's three-day Florida sale will feature around 500 lots, with abundant options at mid-or entry-level price points. 2009 and 2010 sales at Palm Beach both broke $20m, and we should see numbers at least as big this time around. The fun, casual Barrett-Jackson scene will appeal to families and first-timers, and new for 2011, consignors with cars over $50,000 of value will have the option of setting a reserve on their cars. The Branson Auction Where: Branson, MO When: April 7-9 More: www.bransonauction.com Last year: 126/282 cars sold / $3.6m Last spring's Branson sale featured a large number of high-end, pre-war cars, vintage European sports cars, and Full Classics, and lots of classic heartland muscle. Featured cars of this year's event include an NCRS Triple-Crown 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 327/340 with a 4-speed, Roman Red paint, and just two owners from new, as well as a nut-and-bolt restored 1934 Cadillac V12 convertible sedan, thought to be one of five built. Collector Car Productions—Classic Car Auction of Toronto Where: Toronto, CAN When: April 8-10 More: www.collectorcarproductions.com Last year: 157/323 cars sold / $2.7m Featured consignments at this Canadian sale include a 1966 Shelby GT350 that's had one owner for the past 39 years, a 1956 Meteor convertible said to be one of fewer than 20 extant, and a 1965 Pontiac GTO convertible equipped with Tri-Power and Auction Calendar 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: tony.piff@sportscarmarket.com. MARCH 2—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, UK 4-6—RM Fort Lauderdale, FL 5—BONHAMS London, UK 5—SPECIALTY AUTO AUCTIONS Loveland, CO 7—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 10 8—COYS London, UK 11—GOODING & CO Amelia Island, FL 11-12—MECUM Kansas City, MO 11-13—MIDAMERICA (Motorcycles) Amelia Island, FL 12—RM Amelia Island, FL 14-15—BARONS Surrey, UK 18-20—HOLLYWOOD WHEELS West Palm Beach, FL 19-20—D. E. FOELLER Palmetto, FL 26—SPECIALTY AUTO AUCTIONS Loveland, CO 26—SILVER Portland, OR 26—CLASSIC MOTORCAR AUCTIONS Akron, OH 26—MECUM Walworth, WI APRIL 2—COYS Essen, GER 7-8—TOM MACK Charlotte, NC 7-9—BARRETTJACKSON West Palm Beach, FL 8-9—BRANSON Branson, MO 8-9—LEAKE/DAN KRUSE CLASSICS San Antonio, TX 8-10—COLLECTOR CAR PRODUCTIONS Ontario, CAN 11—BONHAMS Hendon, UK 13—H&H Buxton, UK 16—CHEFFINS Cambridge, UK 18-19—BARONS Surrey, UK 23—SPECIALTY AUTO AUCTIONS Brighton, CO 28-29—CARLISLE Carlisle, PA 30—WORLDWIDE AUCTIONEERS Seabrook, TX MAY 2—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 7—BONHAMS Sydney, AUS 11—SILVER Spokane, WA 11—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, UK 13-14—VICARI New Orleans, LA 14—MIDAMERICA St Paul, MN 14—COYS Ascot, UK 14—CHEFFINS Norfolk, UK 14—VANDERBRINK Sioux Falls, SD 17-22—MECUM Indianapolis, IN 21—MIDAMERICA (Motorcycles) St Paul, MN 21—RM Cernobbio, IT 21—BONHAMS Newport Pagnell, UK Sports Car Market makes a great venue for this annual auction of about 75 European sports cars, classics, and exotics. Featured this year is a collection of modern Ferraris, including a 2003 360 Challenge estimated at $120k to $136k, a 1999 F50 thought to be worth from $560k to $640k, a 1990 F40 coupe valued at between $480k and $560k, and a 1986 288 GTO coupe forecast to bring between $560k and $640k. H&H—The Pavilion Gardens Where: Buxton, U.K. When: April 13 More: www.classic-auctions.com Last year: 38/57 cars sold / $1.4m This annual sale, held at the Pavilion Gardens, always brings a nice mix of 50 or so European classics. Headliners this April are a 1936 Jaguar SS100 2.5Litre, in current ownership since 1977, and two rare motorbikes: a 1957 Ducati GP 125 and a 1956/57 Mondial GP 125. Auctions America by RM—Spring Carlisle 2011 Where: Carlisle, PA When: April 28-29 More: www.carlisleauctions.com Last year: (event conducted by Carlisle Events) 124/255 cars sold / $2.3m Carlisle Events has recently partnered with Auctions America by RM for their spring and fall auctions. Along with the auction, the Cars at Carlisle mega-event, held at the 102acre Carlisle, PA Fairgrounds, includes a massive swap meet and car corral. The vibe is family friendly and energetic, and the automotive swap meet is one of the largest in the world. Approximately 270 cars will cross the block during the twoday auction. Worldwide Auctioneers—The Houston Classic Where: Seabrook, TX When: April 30 More: www.wwgauctions.com Last year: 161/190 cars sold / $9m Significant consignments at this annual Texas sale, held alongside The Keels and Wheels Concours d'Elegance, include a 1936 Pierce-Arrow Model 1602 Salon Twelve Convertible Coupe, said to be one of two remaining examples of three built, a restored 1934 Bentley 3½ Litre drophead coupe, and a 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible, which was a 2010 Cadillac LaSalle National Best in Show winner and is equipped with factory a/c. ♦

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Inside Line Chester Allen Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com. for the entire 1,000-mile drive through Arizona's best highways—and crews of mechanics to keep cars purring in the sunshine. The $5,550 covers just about everything for two drivers and one car. www.copperstate1000.com. (AZ) ■ It's hard to leave San California Mille Francisco's Fairmont Hotel after just one day—unless you're behind the wheel of a pre-1958 car in Martin Swig's 21st Annual California Mille. This four-day casual rally through Northern California's lonely, twisty roads happens from April 24 to 28. Publisher Martin and his wife Wendie will be participating for the third consecutive year, and they look forward to seeing some of their favorite SCMers and swapping tall tales. This event is famous for wonderful wine, great food and friendship—and 1,000 miles of great driving. $5,800. www.californiamille. com. (CA) Industry News ■ Barrett-Jackson auctioned 21 vehicles and a GM engine— and raised almost $4m for 20 charities—during its 40th annual auction in Scottsdale, AZ, from January 17 to 23. A one-off 2012 Ford Boss Mustang—where do they find 2012 cars in January 2011?—was the top charity seller at $450k. A 2011 Chevrolet Camaro convertible pace car brought $225,000 for good works. Barrett-Jackson waived all fees and commissions for charity sales. www.barrettjackson.com. (AZ) ■ The Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's— which was formerly at Meadow Brook Hall—has created a new Designer Tribute Class in honor of former GM Design Chief Charles “Chuck” Jordan, who died on December 13, 2010. The 2011 Concours, scheduled for July 31, 2011, is inviting entries of GM cars from Jordan's studio. www.concoursusa.com. (MI) Events ■ The 7th annual La Jolla Motor Car Classic will bring a 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster—the same car featured in this year's Super Bowl television ad—and a flock of Ferraris, Shelby Cobras, 12 Auburn Speedsters and more rolling eye candy to the beachfront Ellen Scripps Browning Park in La Jolla, CA on April 3. The day starts at 9 am and ends at 3 pm. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 on the day of the event. www.lajollamotorcarclassic.com. (CA) ■ We can't promise the gaudy success that Publisher Martin enjoyed in 2010—he scored some bucket seats for the SCM 1964 Chevrolet Nova station wagon— but the 47th Annual Portland Swap Meet will surely be a slice of gearhead heaven. Six local vintage car clubs throw this luau every April at the Portland Expo Center, and it's now the biggest auto parts swapmeet on the West Coast. More than 4,200 vendor stalls and 50,000 other shoppers are expected during the April 1-3 event. We wonder what Publisher Martin will lug home this year. Admission is $7. www.portlandswapmeet.com. (OR) ■ Nothing signals the end of winter—and most of us had quite a bit of winter this year—like the Bell Lexus Copperstate 1000 road rally, which is now in its 21st year. This ultra-popular event, which runs from April 9 to 13, features police escorts ■ The 16th Annual Keels and Wheels Concours d' Elegance, in Seabrook, Texas, from April 29 through May 1, will once again feature the largest collection of classic cars and wooden boats in the U.S. This year, they are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Indy 500, along with Century boats and the 50th Anniversary of the Century Sabre. Publisher Martin will be hopping a plane in SF following the CA Mille to return Event Calendar Apr 1-3—47th Annual Portland Swap Meet (OR) www.portlandswapmeet.com 1-3—Techno Classica Essen (DEU) www.siha.de 2-3—Classic Endurance Racing (ES) www.classicenduranceracing.com 9-13—Copperstate 1000 (AZ) www.copperstate1000.com 11-16—Tour Auto Optic 2000 (FRA) www.tourauto.com 14-17—Top Marques Monaco (MCO) www.topmarquesmonaco.com 24-28—California Mille (CA) www.californiamille.com 27-May 1—Spring Carlisle Swap Meet (PA) www.carlisleevents.com 29-May 1—16th Annual Keels and Wheels Concours d' Elegance www.keels-wheels.com to Keels and Wheels as emcee, for the third consecutive year. “It's the only place where I can get red mist for both cars AND wooden boats,” said Martin. Worldwide Auctioneers will hold a collector car auction in conjunction with the event on Saturday. ♦ Keels and Wheels Sports Car Market

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SCM Contributors SIMON KIDSTON, SCMContributor, hails from an old motor racing family. He began his automotive career in 1988 at Coys and was running the auction department three years later. In 1996, he co-founded and ran Brooks (now Bonhams) Europe in Geneva, staging the annual Les Grandes Marques à Monaco sale in Monte Carlo and creating the Ferrari winter auction in Gstaad. Kidston now operates a consultancy for car collectors based in Geneva. He is the official presenter at the Mille Miglia and Villa d'Este concours, a judge at Pebble Beach, and has hosted motoring shows on Smithsonian Networks. He has recently taken up flying vintage airplanes (or is that aeroplanes?). You'll find his profile of a 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera on p. 54. ALEX FINIGAN, SCMContributor, pulled a stack of Hot Rod magazines from a neighbor's garbage can in 1957 and has been into cars ever since. He quit his first post-college “real job” by taking a long, long lunch, and has yet to return. Armed with his grandfather's small tool chest and a copy of John Muir's VW Repair for the Complete Idiot, he opened a small VW/ Porsche repair shop and never looked back. For the past 31 years, he's had the best job in the world at Paul Russell & Co., first as a mechanic, and then for the last 22 years as Sales Manager, which allows him to feed his habit of hot rods and old Porsches. He takes a look at the Arizona sales of four different MercedesBenz 300SL Gullwings on p. 48. TONY PIFF, SCM Auction Editor, runs the Portland car-spotting blog www,oldparkedcars.com, which led to him landing his first SCM contract. Formative moments in his automotive development include a semi truck crushing the family Valiant, and his Dodge Dart throwing a rod halfway from Seattle to Portland. There also was the indirect effect of his younger brother's—and co-blogger—obsession with vintage Corollas. His fantasy car would be a '60s Dart or Valiant wagon or a '70s Japanese coupe (bone stock and fully patinated), although he fantasizes about driving to SCM World Headquarters in a World War II Army Jeep with the top removed and windshield flipped down. Check out his observations of SCM's subscriber tours in Arizona on p. 31. MARK WIGGINTON, SCMContributor, grew up as a track rat teen at Riverside Raceway and is now the manager of Portland International Raceway, which he considers honest work after 25 years in daily newspapers as both a writer and editor. He has extensive experience in karts, on team timing towers at endurance sports car races, and he knows his way around both the press room and the manufacturer's hospitality chalet. When he's not overseeing day to day operations at PIR, he's reviewing books for SCM, and his knowledge of the automotive industry, his familiarity with racing's many forms, his writer's wit, and his editorial eye make him the perfect car guy for the job. This month you'll find his take on The Fate of the Sleeping Beauties on p. 22. Sports Car Market Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Art Director Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Auction Editor Tony Piff tony.piff@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Data Analyst Chad Tyson chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Copy Editors Yael Abel, Bill Neill Senior Auction Analysts B. 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You Write We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: youwrite@sportscarmarket.com Which $20k Porsche to buy? To the Editor: Keith, I recently subscribed to SCM, and I downloaded the Porsche notes as I am currently in the market for an older Porsche. But first things first. I want to wish you luck and safe travels with your band of MGs making the trek to Reno in June (February 2011 “Shifting Gears,” p. 14). I've owned a black plate California ‘67 B roadster for 21 years and other MGs prior to that. I kept the ‘67 because it is simply a great little car. Living in Washington state there are far too few sunny days to enjoy it, but it always makes me feel good to get it on the road. My wife and I will often take long drives in the summer. The top hasn't been on the car since I moved here from California 5.5 years ago, and that's how it should be. But enough about MGs. I recently started looking at older Porsches, 1978-83 SCs and 1985-89 Carreras. Like most guys, I was smitten at an early age with the design and performance. They are just damn cool cars. And they're durable if maintained correctly. I've familiarized myself with the differences between the G50 transmission and the early 915. I'm no expert by any stretch and that's why I thought I'd drop you a note and ask for a little advice. My plan is to drive and enjoy the car. I'm not looking for a project—just a very clean and original car with documentation and no issues. My budget is around $20k. What I'm trying to figure out is which of the cars will hold its value the best going forward? Will an ‘82 SC coupe hold its value or improve during the next 10 years? Or will an ‘88 Carrera Cabrio be the better bet? What about an ‘85 Targa with sport seats and a whale tale? I'm looking at a very nice one, fully sorted with rebuilt gearbox and 72k miles, and the guy won't take less than $21.5k. Would I like to see the value go up over time? Yes. Am I looking for the next ‘73 911 Carrera S or RS? That'd be nice, but it's not necessary. I want to drive the 16 thing, not put it on a pedestal. The other quandary is this: In many instances I can buy a newer 993 C2 for less than the 1985-89 cars. My Porsche friends tell me the later C2 cars are simply better in all respects, and I'm sure they're right. But why the difference in price? Is there a premium that is warranted for the 1986-89 Carreras? I guess, at the end of the day, based on your knowledge of Porsches, what would Keith buy if he was looking for a Porsche that was going to hold or increase in value? Ultimately, I will buy what I like, but it would be nice to know if the emotional line on the graph can intersect with the practical investor line. I think the older cars have a mystique and character that is lacking in the newer ones, and frankly, I like the older bumpers versus the smooth. Even the ugly black overriders have a character that is unique now. Thanks for any guidance you can provide. I will stop by and say hello at the Kirkland Concours in September if you'll be there again this year. Cheers!—Greg Fazzio, Woodinville, WA Hi Greg, Jim Schrager here, SCM Porsche guy for the past decade. Keith asked me to speak to your questions. Your budget of about $20k is good, and you can buy a nice SC or Carrera for that money. The reason why these cars are more expensive than the 993/ 996 cars is simply maintenance costs. The 993/996 cars break in spectacular fashion. They can also run just fine for years. It's a bit of a lottery. That is not true of the 1978-89 cars. They are very well developed, and while they will need maintenance, they don't blow up. That's the good news. The bad news is that these 1978-89 cars may never be collectible—or it may take 50 more years. Porsche simply made so many, and the cars are so durable, that there are many, many cars out there. For sure, these will never be the next 1973 Carrera RS. It simply won't happen, the laws of supply and demand are immutable. Porsche made about 1,600 RS cars, and The top hasn't been on the car since I moved here from California 5.5 years ago, and that's how it should be. they have made over 120,000 SC and Carrera cars—nearly 80 times as many. They will, however, hold their value well if you start with a good car and keep it nice. They will not appreciate into the stratosphere or descend into oblivion. They have for the last 20 years, and will remain at least for the next 20 years, to be more or less the same price they are today. This is not a car to buy for appreciation potential. I'd stay away from cars with whale tails, as most enthusiasts don't like them, except on Turbos of course. Targas, cabs and coupes are all fine, it's mostly about condition. Don't get hung up on the G50/915 decision, as the 915 is an absolutely fine transmission—unless you plan to race your car. Shift it well and it will last forever. This is a fantasy argument that has gotten out of hand with the Boy Racer types. Most don't have a clue what they are talking about. As to which I like better, it's the 911SC cars. They are tuned for more torque at low RPMs, so for most drivers, they feel noticeably faster at normal speeds. The Carrera cars are better at higher speeds—the kind we rarely see here in the United States. But any of these cars are great, so you should find one you like, drive it, look over the records, and have it inspected by a very good shop. I have put dozens of friends in 911SCs and never had a disaster yet. Even Keith had one, and he had a good experience. And you know how unlucky he is! Take care and happy hunting! P.S. Love the black plate black MG B! Very nice Moto-Lita steering wheel as well. Greg Fazzio responds: Jim, I did receive your response. And I was so impressed that you and Keith took the time to answer my query that I think I've told everybody I know. Please forgive the delay in getting back to you, I was wrapped up with my 16-year-old son's soccer tournament all weekend. Seriously, thank you very much for taking the time. Your thoughts were both enlightening and entertaining—even my wife laughed out loud while reading the note. And she rarely finds anything funny about cars. For a newbie like me, to read your wellthought perspective on the cars is especially valuable. I'm going to look at a 1983 SC Targa near me tomorrow. It is billed as an original 46k-mile “Survivor.” The gentleman selling has been very upfront about the condition and work done to revive the car after its long slumber. It will be fun to check this one out. I was originally stuck on getting a 1987-1989 Carrera because of the G50 transmission, but I don't have plans to race or hot rod the car, so, based on your Sports Car Market

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You Write We Read Ad Index 18 Asheville Symphony.................................. 145 Aston Martin of New England................... 123 Auctions America................................... 17, 21 Autobooks-Aerobooks............................... 145 Automobilia Monterey............................... 133 Autosport Designs........................................ 63 Barrett-Jackson ............................................ 13 Bonhams ...................................................... 11 Branson Collector Car Auction.................... 83 Canepa.......................................................... 87 Cappy's ...................................................... 137 Chubb Personal Insurance............................ 15 Classic Motor, Inc. ....................................... 82 Classic Motorcar Auctions........................... 93 Classic Restoration....................................... 49 Classic Showcase....................................... 132 Classy Chassis.............................................. 73 Cobalt Automotive LLC ............................ 147 Collector Studio ......................................... 125 Cosdel .......................................................... 85 Dana Point Concours d'Elegance ................ 75 DL George Coachworks............................... 91 Driversource Houston LLC.................. 97, 119 Drivingxcllence............................................ 79 European Collectibles ................................ 131 Exotic Classics........................................... 113 Fantasy Junction........................................... 33 First Federal ............................................... 117 General Racing........................................... 115 Gooding & Company..................................... 2 Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance. 103 Grundy Worldwide..................................... 119 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc.......................... 129 H & H Sales Limited.................................. 109 Hagerty Insurance Agency, Inc. ..................... 9 Hamann Classic Cars................................. 129 Heacock Classic .......................................... 37 Heritage Classics.......................................... 95 Hollow Brook Associates, LLC. .................. 99 Hollywood Wheels Inc............................56-57 Intercity Lines .............................................. 27 JC Taylor...................................................... 61 JJ Best Banc & Co ..................................... 139 Kastner & Partners Garage ........................ 121 Keels and Wheels Concours ........................ 65 Kidston........................................................... 7 Live Oak Concours d'Elegance ................... 69 Mac Neil Automotive Products Ltd............. 81 Martin Chisholm Collector Cars Ltd. ........ 145 Mecum Auctions.......................................... 23 Mercedes Classic Center.............................. 35 Miller's Mercedes Parts, Inc........................ 51 Motor Classic & Competition Co. ............. 133 NW House of Hard Tops.............................. 71 Park Place LTD.......................................... 101 Passport Transportation.............................. 105 Paul Russell And Company ....................... 127 Petersen Collector Car Auction.................. 137 Poff Transportation .....................................111 Portland Art Museum................................... 29 Portland Swap Meet................................... 133 Putnam Leasing............................................ 41 Red Hawk Enterprises................................ 133 Reliable Carriers .......................................... 59 RM Auctions................................................ 19 Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo ........................... 46 RPM Autobooks......................................... 131 RPM Autobooks......................................... 137 Silver Collector Car Auctions ...................... 77 Sports & Specialist Cars ............................ 125 Sports Car Market...................................... 110 SWISSVAX AG........................................... 67 Symbolic Motor Car Co................................. 3 The Finish Line.......................................... 131 The Masterpiece........................................... 89 The Stable, Ltd........................................... 107 Ulysse Nardin Watches .............................. 148 Universal Autosports.................................. 125 Vicari Motorsports ......................................111 Vintage Rallies............................................. 25 VintageAutoPosters.com............................ 145 Watchworks................................................ 145 Worldwide Group........................................... 5 Zymol......................................................... 123 comments, I'm not as concerned about the 915. I'm hoping to have John Walker's Workshop in Seattle do the pre-purchase inspection on any car I get serious about. Maybe you've heard of him? He seems to be THE air-cooled Porsche guy in these parts. Once I find a car I like, I'll be sure to send you pictures and give you an update with details. This is the exciting time right now, searching every website and peering into ever German repair garage I pass. Thank you again for taking the time to write. I know you and Keith are both busy, so please know that your generosity in helping out somebody you've never met is very much appreciated. This is why I love this hobby, you meet the best people!—Greg Fazzio Manning up “The B Team” To the Editor: Hey Keith, be a man...go rogue! Instead of a commoner's MGB, find a Datsun 2000, which has a 5-speed, 135 to 150 horsepower and the same British “ox cart” suspension. Who could ask for more? Best of all, you avoid the “Prince of Darkness” electrical system. OK, so the 2000 doesn't have wire wheels...big deal! Ask Bob Sharp and Pete Brock why they ran 2000s in D/P in the 1960s. Because they mopped the proverbial floor with their competition, including MGBs! A SCM subscriber and Datsun Roadster owner since 1972.—Scott Zieske, Rapid City, SD Keith Martin responds: Scott, by nearly every measurement, the Datsun 2000 was a superior car to the MGB. But there are two problems with driving one to the MGB convention. First, a Datsun 2000 is not an MGB, and that would be a tough issue to surmount, unless someone makes a stealth conversion kit for the 2000. Second, a 2000 would probably run well and not break down the whole way, unlike what we expect to happen with ALL “The B Team” cars—and what fun would that be? Another Killer of the Bs To the Editor: Keith, I am obviously somewhat belatedly reading the February issue, but saw your article (February 2011 “Shifting Gears,” p. 14), and have a suggestion that might please you and/or some of your family. Over the last 40 years I have owned a significant number of British sports cars (including TDs, TR3s, TR4s, TR6s, Healeys, multiple MGBs, Sprites (Bugeye and a later model) and so on. Along the way, I got religion at one point, and converted to Porsches, which involved a 1965 356 SC and four 911s. There were also several solid-axle Corvettes and one mid-year thrown in along the way, but I never totally bonded with that owner group— even though I enjoyed each of the cars for a brief period each time. However, for the SCM all- MGB run that you mention, might I suggest substituting a current day Mini Cooper S for one of the three vehicles? This will probably make the formal MGers mad, and might blow your $15k budget, but I can assure you that it would look British (more or less), be BMW at the core, and get you to the meet speedily and reliably! I bought a new 2005 Mini Cooper S about 5 years ago, and have been in love with it ever since. It has current-day amenities, is darned near as “peppy” as my last 911, and is great on the road, I fit easily in it even though I am 6' 2”, has German engineering and reliability, air conditioning, and finally, is a ball to drive. I have not converted away from the elderly cars and/or bikes by any means, but I very much plan to keep a Mini Cooper S in my garage indefinitely. Good luck on the trip with the Three Bs, and watch out for Old Lucas.—Vin McMaster, via email. Keith Martin responds: Vin, new Mini Coopers are great modern cars, but that would defeat the entire purpose. Getting to Reno in a cruise-controlled, air conditioned, BMW-built pod is hardly the same fun as trying to act as a team of six automotive flagellants, using broken pistons and shredded wiring harnesses to flog ourselves with. Errata We mistakenly placed a 1965 Daimler Majestic Major sedan in the German car category in the Bonhams & Butterfields Los Angeles Auction report (March 2011, p. 112). Daimlers are English cars. Sports Car Market reported the wrong purchase price of a 1900 De Dion-Bouton in the March 2011 issue (“Collecting Thoughts,” p.32). The actual purchase price was $42,922, including buyer's premium, not the $127,387 reported. ♦ …might I suggest substituting a current day Mini Cooper S for one of the three vehicles? This will probably make the formal MGers mad… Sports Car Market

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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg A New Master's Huge Dual Tow Watch Let's face it, some of us create and some of us collect stuff that specific artists create. One thing that stimulates and captivates watch collectors is devilishly complicated devices never made before. There is a very small group of artisans capable of both designing and executing the production of horological wonders; this article is about one of the new masters. One such visionary is Christophe Claret, who began his watch-making career restoring antiques. Claret demonstrated such expertise with complications that he was reportedly approached to design a repeating mechanical wrist watch movement—one that has the ability to chime the time—for a well-known brand. This initial forward momentum was the catalyst for a 20-year endeavor known as Christophe Claret SA, which has produced movements and components for many watch making giants such as Harry Winston and De Witt. The Claret manufactory, which is housed in an historic Swiss cha- teau, has evolved into one of the best-equipped centers for watch innovation and design in the world. The company now employs roughly 70 artisans, engineers, and designers. In 2010, Claret introduced the first time piece with his name on it—rather than those of his more famous clients. Claret's watch raised the bar for all other brands that compete for the prestige of ultimate complication in watch design—and for the clients who can afford these specialties. The new watch, known simply as “Dual Tow,” is remarkable for a variety of reasons. First, it is enormous, measuring 42 mm by 48 mm, not including the lugs. It displays the time on a pair of rubber belts on which the hours and minutes have been printed. The times are read between the tines of two elegantly shaped forks. The one-button chronograph system operates on a patented system of three planetary gears which operate spider-like arms that turn the column wheel and features an audible gong when actuated. The watch also features a “tourbillion,” which allows the entire escapement to revolve once per minute—which reduces timekeeping errors caused by gravity. Other, more subtle, features include multiple power reserve indicators to show how much wind is on the two mainsprings and a dial that is made of clear sapphire, so the intricacies of the movement shine through. The Dual Tow is the Lamborghini of the watch industry: muscular, angled and aggressive. In fact, Claret purposely styled the spokes of the chronograph hammers to emulate the spokes of the wheels on the Lamborghini Reventon. The Claret Dual Tow bears a price tag of $525,000, which is only one-third of the cost of a $1.6m Reventon. Alas, life's difficult choices. Details Production Date: Current Best place to wear one: Ratings ( Rarity: To Prince William's upcoming wedding is best): Durability: Cool Factor: Web: www.dualtow.ch (We hope) Parts/Service Availability: Let's hope it never breaks or needs service Neat Stuff You Can Buy Happiness—and laps—at Goodwood Neon Nightlights Remember when neon garage signs were considered, well, tacky? Now it seems like most gearheads want a glowing tribute to Texaco, Pontiac, Packard or Flying A Gasoline hanging on the garage wall. Buying original neon garage or car dealer signs can be an expensive hobby, but Garageart.com carries nice replicas of many classic signs, and the price won't make you hide the credit card bill from your spouse. The signs are made with 18-gauge steel and baked-on enamel paint. There are those who will hold out for the real signs, complete with the desirable patina of moderate rust and fading, but hey, you can't buy decades of wear for $279. www. garageart.com. The Goodwood Festival of Speed, which this year is held June 30 through July 3, and the Goodwood Revival on September 16-18, attract thousands of gearheads to Lord March's estate and track. While Goodwood's stellar lineup of vintage car events is far from a secret, few know that it's possible for amateur drivers to arrange a few laps around the track in Goodwood's collection of classic British cars. Drivers get three laps in a 4.2-liter Jaguar E-type, three laps in an Aston Martin DB4 and three laps in a Lotus Cortina. A driving instructor will ride along during all of your nine laps, which will frustrate some and reassure others. The price for about an hour of Goodwood delight is about $402 and you get a certificate afterwards. Now, all this doesn't include airfare to Great Britain or hotel costs, but the whole deal is much less expensive than buying a track-ready DB4, E-type or even the Cortina. www.goodwood.co.uk. ♦ 20 Sports Car Market

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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Like many, I'm a fan of Bugatti, and the brand-new release from CMC has pushed me a little bit over the edge. Their model of the famous 1938 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic is just that terrific. In order to house this gem, I'm now forced to build my own “Garage Mahal,” which will be constructed without the usual headaches since it will be built in miniature. No contractors, permits or obnoxious building inspectors to deal with. Even though Atlantics have been done to death in so many scales, col- lectors still haven't tired of them. Ever since CMC first announced that they were going to produce this Bugatti as one of their superdetailed, 1:18 scale miniatures, the model-collecting hobby worldwide (myself included) has been waiting. Well, the wait is over, and it was well worth it. Not only do I like what I see, but I love it. This superb model is a must-have for any car guy with a pulse. Of the three Atlantics built, CMC chose to replicate the third and last one built, Chassis 57591, which now resides in the collection of fashion designer Ralph Lauren. CMC produced this model to show the car as it was originally built and delivered to its first owner, R.B. Pope in the U.K. Not long after delivery, Pope added a supercharger, which I'm glad to see has also been included. The hand-polished sapphire blue paint finish has a perfect “scale” luster. This shade of blue is correct, and is noticeably darker than the shade of blue that the car wore after a later painting. I applaud CMC for their great effort to make this model historically accurate. In the past, they haven't done all of their homework and always created their models based on fully restored cars, which as many know, are often less than historically accurate. I could write a book on this subject, but I'm not interested in having owners of various cars get bent out of shape. There is so much going on with this incredible model that space does not Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton The Fate of the Sleeping Beauties By Kay Hottendorff, Ard op de Weegh and Arnoud op de Weegh, Veloce, 160 pages, $37.77, Amazon There is an entire sub-genre in the motor book world build around the quix- otic quest for lost cars. Everyone has a barn find story—some of them true. The notion drives enthusiasts with the right mix of time and temperament (and that perfect job as a utility lineman in a rural area with a large, yet undemanding, territory) as they scour falling-down barns off secondary roads. It's “In Search of the Lost Ark,” but this time the object of desire is that near-perfect, rare classic that slipped between the cracks and wants to be found, unloved but intact, in dry storage and covered with a thick layer of protective dust. The greatest example of that is the story of the Sleeping Beauties. In 1983, German photographer Herbert Hesselmann published photos of a large collection of classic cars, hidden away in a 19th century farm in Villemaréchal, south of Paris. The collection's owner allowed the photos—as long as he remained anonymous and his location secret. How did that work out? Not at all, and before long French wine writer Michel Dovaz was besieged with offers to sell, thefts and automotive paparazzi. He then moved the collection of 60 cars to a secret castle location. But what cars: 21 Bugattis, nine Lancias, Alfas, Ferraris, Cords and more. Dovaz bought them all for a song after World War II. He drove them and put them away when another car caught his fancy or his driver car broke. Many were lost again after that (some sold and resold, some simply hidden in the new castle location), until Ard and Arnoud op de Weegh, father and son, and fellow enthusiast Kay Hottendorff took on the challenge of tracking each one down. The Fate of the Sleeping Beauties is their tale of detective work and ultimate success, with car-by-car descriptions. Finally, collector Dovaz breaks his selfimposed silence on how he created the ultimate barn find. 22 Provenance: The trio of authors formed the right triangle of detective skills: one a computer fan with lots of skill searching online and off, one the meticulous data organizer and the last the people person who followed every lead by letter, phone and in person to tease out the stories. Fit and finish: This book is full of well-reproduced images, and showing the cars in as-found state—and in many of their ultimate restorations—is on the plus side. But the typography and basic design don't live up to the subject matter. Drivability: Dovaz's foreword is delightful. But the meat of the book, much of it well-known already, needs to be attacked with the skills of a storyteller, more “Ripping Yarn” than the pedestrian “Stuff We Found in a Barn.” There is plenty of information for the hard-core gearhead, but this is not a page-turner by any means, and that's a pity. ♦ Sports Car Market permit me to fully cover it. All the panels open, and there are numerous big and small working features. Both doors, hung on three little hinges, smoothly pivot open and work in conjunction with a hinged sliding bar attached to the door bottom, with the other end of the bar attached in a metal framed channel with recessed spring! Seats and door panels are trimmed in leather, which usually comes off as less than convincing in anything smaller than a huge 1:8 scale model, but this time it works, thanks in part to a thin skin with a fine grain, and careful application. The simulated wood of the dash and trim around all windows is great. The central seams on the body and fenders are made of oh-so-thin stamped copper with simulated rivet heads. Adding to that are real, very tiny, rivet heads on the center of the body from front to rear. Yes, the engine, chassis and suspension are thoroughly detailed as well. The rear spare tire cover lifts off, and the spare is in place. There are few minor nits to pick, but I noticed them. The pedals are a little weak, the wipers are a bit heavy, the seat backs are a bit too high, and the dash gauge bezels should protrude less. Like I said, all these are minor issues. This model represents an incredible value, and the only way to get something better and bigger would be to spring for a scratch-built model for at least $30k more! I give this one my highest recommendation. Priced at $347. 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Affordable Classic 1962-1980 MGB A Well-Sorted MGB is a Great Start to Collecting The top-notch build quality of these cars stand out—even in the latter days, the Abingdon workforce cared about their handiwork by Rob Sass Wire wheels and chrome bumpers—the most desirable variant M Details Years Produced: 1962-80 Number Produced: 387,675 Original List Price: $2,800 SCM Valuation: $10,000-$16,000 for chrome-bumper cars; $3,300-$7,300 for rubber bumpers Tune Up Cost: $250 Distributor Caps: $25 Chassis Number Location: Tag on firewall Engine Number Location: Tag on right side of block Club Info: MG Owners' Club, Octagon House, Swavesey, Cambridge, CB4 5QZ, UK Web Site www.mgownersclub.co.uk Alternatives: 1966-1970 Datsun 1600 roadster, 1962-1964 Triumph TR-4, 1960-67 Sunbeam Alpine SCM Investment Grade: C 24 uch like Morgan fans remain to this day, the MG faithful of the 1950s were committed masochists. Fans of the T-Series cars were positively aghast when the envelope-bodied MGA replaced the TF. When the inevitable wheel of progress hit Abingdon-on-Thames once again in 1962, the faithful were horrified to find that the new MGB came with roll-up glass side windows in place of fiddly, ill-fitting side curtains. Few would have predicted in 1962 that the car would be around until 1980 and that sadly, it would be the last new MG sold in America. Although it seems difficult to imagine, the B was a major advance in 1962. It was MG's first unibody car and came with standard front disc brakes. The 1.8-liter engine made nearly 100 horsepower, and performance was brisk by the standard of the day with 0-60 mph coming up in about 11.5 seconds. Quicker than a Porsche 356 The car was quick enough to show a clean pair of dim tail lights to Porsche 356s and Alfa Giuliettas in normal tune—but it was a bit slower than Triumph's new TR4. To mollify the masochists, there were a number of holdovers to the bad old days of sports cars in the form of the non-synchro first gearbox and the infamous “packaway” top, which required one to remove the top from the bows and fold it in the trunk in order to enjoy open-air motoring. Early cars had charming features, such as pull-out door handles, a beautiful steel dash finished in black crinkle paint and lovely chrome-rimmed gauges and toggle switches. The color palette was limited, but Tartan Red and Iris Blue were always favorites, with standard Connolly leather seats and contrasting piping. Early U.S. press cars always seemed to be the latter color with wide whitewalls and wire wheels with blue leather seats. Quite lovely. Few writers today comment on the top notch build- quality of MGBs— even in the latter days, the Abingdon workforce cared about their handiwork. British Leyland repaid them by throwing them out of work in 1980. The early cars were truly jewel-like. Road & Track commented on the superlative fit and finish of their first test car in 1962. Changes came slowly, with a more robust five-main- bearing engine replacing the three-main unit in 1965. The lovely Pininfarina-designed coupe—the MGB GT—arrived for the 1966 model year with some GT only colors. An all-synchro gearbox was finally added in 1968—just in time to be saddled with the first U.S. safety and emissions nonsense. Air pumps came in 1967, and by 1968, the ghastly “Abingdon Pillow” safety dash appeared sans glovebox. Today, they're the bane of MG restorers who have to deal with their disintegration and the difficulty and expense of repair and/or replacement. British Leyland's bad news The British Leyland takeover of BMC dealt the MGB another series of blows in the form of rampant cost cutting. 1969 was the last year for leather seats (and curi- Sports Car Market

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ously the only year for a unique high-back style seat). By 1970, the pretty slatted grille was gone, and the seats were trimmed in something called “Ambla” which was BL-ese for fragile synthetic leather. By 1972, Leyland coughed up a few bucks for a proper dash and the MGB gained face-level vents and a glovebox again. Pretty styled-steel Rostyle wheels (available since 1969) were by now much more common than wires. The last of the so-called chrome-bumpered MGBs were produced in 1974, with the last ones fitted with huge rubber overriders that most owners replace with the 1973-style chrome and rubber items. Worse was to come. 1974½ cars introduced the infamous rubber bumpers and raised suspension. At least these early rubber nose cars still had dual SU carbs. Tightened emission regulations meant that 1975 cars had to wheeze by with a single Zenith-Stromberg CD175 unit and less than 70 horsepower. Killed by the Datsun 240Z, the pretty GT was home market only after 1974. Rubber-bumper blasphemy The rubber bumper cars occupy the lowest rung of MGB collectability, with only the 1980 all-black Limited Edition cars sparking even mild interest among collectors. Unless you can buy a really nice late car in good colors cheap, it's best not to go there. Overdrive cars always command a premium, as do steel dash cars. A steel dash GT with an accessory folding sunroof from Webasto or Britax is a wonderful find. MGBs seem mechanically unburstable, as they sel- dom require more than a top end to put things back in the pink. Front suspension kingpins are also notoriously frequent wear items. Sticky steering with little return action are a sign that these need attention. Rust is far more problematic in a B than an A because it is almost always structural. Rockers, sills, floors and fenders are prime spots. Roadster doors also crack under the vent window. Because of their high production numbers, MGBs seldom get much respect from collectors, and they really have to be done to the nines to bring over $20k. For bottom feeders, it's a nice state of affairs. A well-sorted early B with a leather interior and steel dash is a wonderful first collector car with easy and cheap parts availability—and the prospect of modest appreciation coupled with little maintenance outlay. ♦ Seat Time Michelle Rand, via email: I have two MGBs presently, one a 1971 GT and the other a 1965 Roadster. It's interesting that you ask for seat time in a category described as “1962 - 1980 MGB” because there are so many variations in that time span amongst these cars. The coupes are much different than the roadsters. The earlier cars are primitive and delightful, engaging the driver on many levels. The later cars are fluid—yet tossable—and simpler to drive. My ‘65 reminds me of an MGA, only more comfortable: driving it sends a reverberation throughout the entire car. After a long drive, you may exit feeling slightly tingly—as if you are vibrating. The drivetrain is mechanical, the sound and feel of the car is gritty versus the later cars. The gearshift is snicky, and there is no synchro on 1st gear. My car has a five- main-bearing motor, and is a transition car between the three-main-bearing cars of the very early years and the ‘66 and later years; the motor spins up readily and is torquey in every gear. The cornering is magnificent. The car's ergonomics are great, but sporty. If you can't sit in a small flat seat with very little side-to-side space, get a different car. Ditto if you are very tall; you won't be able to see out the window. The top is a challenge on these early cars. It comes apart as it comes down, unlike the top in my old ‘72 roadster, which would simply drop to the back of the car. The early cars' top bows stow in the trunk, and the entire top comes off the bows. If it rains unexpectedly while you are out, plan on a struggle to raise the top—or just get wet. The ‘71 GT is another animal altogether. This is the car that I would keep forever if someone told me I could only have one old car. Somehow bigger in the beam, and taller in the windscreen, the car accommodates larger people than the roadster. The gearshift is synchro and changes up easily. The clutch point is more forgiving. The car vibrates less and still moves out nicely, but not as smartly as the earlier car. The heater and the back hatch make this car much more usable in my native Oregon habitat. In the summer, the back windows open to allow heat to escape, but even then, this car can turn into a bake oven.

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Legal Files John Draneas Plan Ahead Before Bidding You may avoid paying sales tax if you ship the car by common carrier to a non-sales-tax state The pre-bidding lineup “ when you get the car in your garage as you were when you were bidding, there are quite a few details that need to be thought through ahead of time. L Condition and authenticity Above all else, be sure that the car you're buying re- ally is what you think it is. Many cars are easy to fake. A Pontiac LeMans or a base Chevrolet Camaro can easily be cloned into a GTO or a Z/28 and then passed off as the real thing. A beautiful car can have a very poor transmission or an engine cobbled together out of odd parts that will last until the first time it reaches redline. If you become the victim of such a fraud, what is your recourse? It's very tempting to think that the auction company has taken care of all that for you, but that really is not the case. If something goes wrong, your legal recourse against the auction company can be limited. The auction company acts as a seller's agent, and its job is to sell the car. To do so, it obtains information from the seller and passes it on to bidders—with inconsistent degrees of independent verification. Of course, every auction company has ample reason to make sure that all cars offered for sale are authentic and properly represented, as they all want their buyers to be repeat customers. But before getting complacent about the auction company's investigations, consider this language that comes from one auction company's bidder contract (all auction company contracts work pretty much the same way): 26 egal Files” had a great time at the Scottsdale, AZ, kick-start to the 2011 auction season. Auctions are a popular place to buy your collector car. But to ensure that you are as happy Each Lot is sold “AS IS-WHERE IS”, with all faults and defects, and with all errors of description. Buyer understands that (i) any and all information concerning any Lot is provided by Seller; (ii) Auction Company does not make any representations or express any opinions of its own concerning any Lot; and (iii) Auction Company does not examine any Lot or any component of any Lot, research the title documents or the provenance of the Lot or verify any information provided by Seller, nor does Auction Company undertake any duty to do any of the foregoing for the benefit of Buyer or anyone else. This statement is really an economically necessary legal position for the auction companies to take. In fact, they are not in the verification business, they are in the selling business. Lawyers can debate how far such contract provisions will really go, but a word to the wise—when the legal situation is something that “lawyers can debate about,” that means finding out the limits of a contract is going to be very expensive for you. If the seller's information is wrong, and you can't negotiate the voluntary unwind- ing of the deal, your best recourse is probably to sue the seller for the misrepresentation. That presents several legal difficulties: • The lawsuit would have to be filed either in the state where the auction was held or the state of the seller's residence. You won't necessarily be on your home turf. • You have no idea about the seller's financial condition. If the money you paid went to pay off other creditors, the seller might not be able to pay any judgment you receive. • You can get caught in the middle if the seller claims that the auction company said different things about the car than he told them. It is far better to spend the necessary time to inspect and verify the car before it goes on the auction block. Talk to the owner; have him start the car and test drive it if possible. Carefully review the car's auction catalog description, documentation and service records, and assume the worst if any of that is missing. Assume the worst if any little questionable things about the car pop out. Finally, have someone who knows the model, preferably a professional, help you with the inspection and investigation. Sports Car Market

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Legal Files John Draneas Hiring a hauler may save you sales tax Insurance There's an old adage about auctions: The title passes when the hammer falls. And so does risk of loss. Say the worst happens. You're the successful bidder. After taking care of the final financial details, you jump into your new acquisition and set off on a celebratory test drive. A half mile away, an uninsured drunk driver runs a red light and crashes into you, causing severe damage to your new car. Once the shock subsides, you start to wonder, “Am I covered?” Most consumer auto policies provide automatic coverage for newly-acquired cars, usually for 30 days before they must be formally added to your policy. But when you submit your claim on your just-purchased $170,000 1973 246 GTS Dino Spyder, is your carrier going to know what to do with it? When they authorize the repair and repaint of the damaged corner of the car, are they going to paint the entire car to match or simply tell you, “Hey, it's a 38-year-old car. How can you expect the paint to match?” Fortunately, collector car policies can provide the same automatic coverage. According to Jim Fiske, U.S. Marketing Manager for Chubb Personal Insurance, new collector car purchases automatically get coverage under their policy for 30 days. Since their policies are typically agreed-value policies, what if you paid too much for the car, like the $1,375,000 paid for the 1955 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing at RM's 2011 Phoenix auction? Fiske chuckled, “There is no such thing as a stupid exclusion. Chubb would simply accept the bid as reflecting the market value of that car on that day.” “Legal Files” has often counseled that collector car policies usually provide more effective coverage because the carriers are much more familiar with the peculiarities of collector cars and can handle claims more effectively. If you're going to buy a collector car at auction, and you don't already have a relationship with a collector car insurance company, or another collector car insured, having a specialized collector car policy in place beforehand would be a good move. Sales tax In many, if not most, states, the rule is that if you drive your car away from the auction site, you have to 28 pay sales tax. And auction companies are typically required to charge the tax to you as part of the sale. Some states have reciprocity arrangements with others, and let your home state impose the tax. Some charge a lower rate of sales tax if you are subject to sales (or use) tax in your home state—but that is still a significantly higher combined rate. The most common exception allows you to avoid sales tax altogether when you ship the car by common carrier, without driving it, to a state that does not impose a sales tax. For example, you live in California and you buy a Ferrari Daytona Spyder in Scottsdale for $1m. If you drive it home, your sales tax cost is going to be in the $100,000 range. Instead, you can hire one of the professional collector car transport companies to haul the Ferrari to Oregon, a no-sales-tax state, for about $2,000 to $3,000, and you take delivery of it there. But now you have a home in California, and a car in Oregon. Title and taxes Getting the car out of Arizona is only the first step. Now, you have to title the car, and your home state is going to levy a use tax when you do that. “Legal Files” has written about this before, but there are legitimate approaches to titling the car outside your home state. One useful approach is to leave the car in Oregon and title it there at a cost of around $140 for two years. Another is to form a Montana LLC to own the car, and title it there for a similarly nominal amount. Both approaches have their pros and cons, but they are both superior to the ap- proach of getting yourself licensed as a dealer. Dealers don't have to pay sales tax on cars they buy for resale. But that makes the car inventory and, when you later resell it at a profit, the gain is taxed as ordinary income rather than as a capital gain. That can mean a 35% federal tax as compared to a 15% federal tax, making this approach penny wise and pound foolish. We don't have space to delve into all the sales tax details this month, but let's get back to the auction. Once you buy your car, the auction company wants to know who will get the title for the car—and which state will get the title documents. The auction company has a lot of other cars to deal with at the same time, and they can't release the car to you until these details are worked out. So, this is not the best time to tell them to sit tight, and you'll get back to them in a week or so after you've had a chance to get some legal advice. The best plan is to have all this worked out ahead of time. Knowing who the buyer is going to be, having the entity formed ahead of time, and having a storage facility already lined up for the car will make the entire administrative process go much smoother. That, along with being comfortable with the claimed identity of the car and its condition, will go a long way towards letting you enjoy your new prize, rather than wishing you had attended to some of these details before you started waving your paddle. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. 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ARIZONA RECAP FIRST-TIMER THOUGHTS Out of the Sunshine and into the Lights Arizona in January is hard to understand unless you see, smell and hear it for yourself by Chester Allen feet away, a young family—including two kids still in elementary school—admired a row of muscle cars. Barrett-Jackson is where people of modest means can get involved in collecting cars. Stopping by a Scottsdale In-N-Out Burger (Double- Double, fries, Coke) with Jim Pickering and Auction Editor Tony Piff. We started talking cars to a guy sitting at the next table, and discovered that he planned to buy and sell cars that weekend. “You can't beat this,” the guy said as he munched his burger. “Cars everywhere.” Sitting in the Gooding tent and watching Paul Lazaros drive his 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic—the car he owned for 55 years—onto the auction block. Sure, the car sold for $1.7m, but I couldn't help but think about how Lazaros stuck with that car for most of his lifetime, which seems like an act of love. “He's owned that car for longer than most couples are married,” said a woman standing nearby. “Isn't this an amazing experience?” Falling a little in love with a very clean, very original 2011 Russo and Steele in Scottsdale M ost of the United States spent most of January slogging through the highest snow drifts and lowest temperatures in years. So, I expected to see thousands of gearheads basking in Arizona's gentle winter sunshine and 75-degree afternoons when I arrived at Scottsdale—and was quickly hustled to the behemoth tent complex that is the BarrettJackson Auction Extravaganza and Car Lifestyle Emporium. Hundreds—no, thousands—of pasty-skinned gearheads rushed from the bright sunshine and balmy air into the tent. Clearly, most of these people weren't worried about getting a tan. They were worried about missing cars that traveled over the auction block, one at a time, every three minutes or so. Overhead, a steady stream of private jets swooped toward the nearby Scottsdale Airport. “Bidders flying in for the week,” said Jim Pickering, SCM Managing Editor and veteran of many Arizona auction trips. The sheer spectacle of Arizona in January—a seemingly endless parade of cars crossing the block at six different auctions—is impossible to really understand unless you wander into the football-fieldsized tent at Barrett-Jackson, see long, smoking grills with hundreds of hamburgers sizzling away at a nearby food stand, and hear the waterfall of words from the auctioneer. But Barrett-Jackson's huge event is just part of the week. You also must hear a Porsche 904 Carrera snarl to life at the Gooding auction as bidders sip Bloody Marys and nibble on toast, watch handlers polish cars at the RM Auction, catch the scent of a Corvette's engine compartment at Silver, or see Russo and Steele's Drew Alcazar saunter onto the auction arena in a fog of dry ice and flashing lights. It's all about the cars, but each day and each stop carries its own flavor and aura. Here are some of the moments I won't forget: Walking through the big tent complex at Barrett-Jackson and see- ing people of all ages swarming around. I saw one elderly woman in a wheelchair sporting a spotless vintage Shelby Cobra jacket. A few 30 Big man, tiny car—SCM Senior Ad Exec Cody Wilson in a Peel P50 Sports Car Market 1966 Chevrolet Biscayne with a 427 V8 and 4-speed transmission at the Russo and Steele auction Sunday morning. Why? I don't know, but maybe that car reminded me of being in first grade and living in what seemed to be a simpler world. The best moment happened later that same day, as I watched 3-year-old Russell Roodenburg walk among the cars parked under the tents just outside the Russo and Steele auction tent. Russell's tiny hand gently caressed the bumpers and panels of a preposterous 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird, and his eyes kept going back to that big spoiler and Roadrunner decal. “He really likes this,” Roodenburg. “These cars get him going.” I watched Russell wander off with his dad. Then I went back into the auction tent. There were more cars to see, and it was pretty hot under the desert sun. ♦ said his dad, Walter Photo: Tony Piff

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SCMTOURS ARIZONA RECAP SCM members go backstage at RM, Gooding A t the two most exclusive auctions of Arizona 2011, SCM Platinum subscribers were treated to behind-the-scenes consignment tours with contributing editor Donald Osborne. RM car specialist Don Rose accompanied Osborne and the intimate group on a stroll through the carcrammed grounds of the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix. A few hours later, just across town, David Gooding greeted the group under the Gooding & Co. auction tent at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Participants gained insight into the workings of an auction company, talked about the principles of bidding, considered trends in the collecting hobby, and dug beyond the car's catalog descriptions. At RM, Osborne showed an immaculate 1960 Jaguar Mk II sedan on offer—a car he had personally owned, loved, and sold—as an example of why, if you want to drive your cars, never to buy one that's too nice to drive. The converse, of course, is true as well: if you desire perfection, steer clear of #2 cars. An insightful SCMer asked Rose and Osborne to compare the boom and bust of the 1980s with the recent turmoil in the collector market. Rose recalled the market of 20 years ago, when Ferraris were being flipped for $100k profit in just a weekend. This lead to rampant speculation and a huge bubble that burst dramatically. Today's car collectors are more educated, informed, and savvy than ever, and cars are generally trading very close to their actual value, Rose said. At the Gooding auction, the headlining barn find Donald Osborne and SCMers at RM Phoenix 1948 Tucker 48, the unrestored 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra, and the almost completely original preservation class 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic lead to a detailed discussion of the terms “barn find,” “unrestored” and “preservation.” Participants then talked about the challenging notion of a “correct” restoration when a car, such as the Tucker, has lived a long, interesting life with many moments of historic significance. Gooding and Osborne also talked about the new appreciation that is now given to cars that are not “over-restored” to higher standards than would have been possible in period. The SCM Platinum consign- ment tours have become an annual Arizona tradition, and it's always satisfying to see familiar SCMers and meet new ones who share our passion. We'll do it again in August at Monterey, and we hope to see you there.—Tony Piff For information about how to become a Platinum member of SCM, and to get invitations to exclusive events and full access to the SCM database of over 100,000 collector car sales for just $99 a year, go to www.sportscarmarket. com. ♦ SCMers with David Gooding and Donald Osborne at Gooding's Scottsdale event April 2011 31 Photos: Tony Piff

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ARIZONA RECAP Hidden Treasures One Collector's $1 Million Scottsdale Wish List I just have to own a Jaguar Series I E-type roadster before I die. I ignore my wife's insistence that if it doesn't kill me financially, she will by John Draneas has a timeless, iconic look, it's fun to drive, and how bad could the maintenance be, anyway? I chose the ‘64 at Barrett-Jackson (Lot 973.1, $77,000). It wasn't perfect, but it was well-restored by knowledgeable people, and it was probably a reliable ride. Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider I own and love one of these, and I really think ev- eryone should own one. They do more with so little than anything else imaginable, and very few cars are more fun to drive. Everyone wants the Veloce version, which is certainly faster, but a skilled driver can hustle a Normale just fine. There weren't many to choose from, but the ‘58 Normale at Gooding (Lot 102, $49,500) was very original and in excellent condition. Ferrari In my view, no collection is complete without at least 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider—Gooding & Company M aybe I shouldn't have told Publisher Martin I was going to the Scottsdale auctions. A week in the sun turned into an assignment: “Buy $1 million of your favorite cars and write about them. Turn in your receipts to your expense account and we'll reimburse you.” I had two immediate reactions. First, I didn't know I HAD an expense account. Second, and don't say anything to Martin, but I think I'll wait to get the reimbursement and then go buy the cars. So before I describe my fantasy purchases, let me explain my collector car phi- losophies: I have little interest in owning a car I can't/won't/shouldn't drive. My cars must all be fun to drive, drive well, and look capable of being entered in a club-level concours. I am a true multicultural guy—I don't focus on any particular marque, and I think they all have their attractions. I see collector cars as having specific functions, each designed for its own individu- alized experience. Every car I own must, on some given day, be the perfect choice for what I am planning to do, where, with whom, etc….. More is better—to a point. I like variety, but not so many cars that taking care of them requires permanent staff. With those parameters, I set out looking for a broad assortment of solid, 2 condition or better driver cars that would all be fun on the road. Here are the results of my search: Mercedes-Benz 300SL Hands down, the 300SL has to be the most usable collector car on the planet. They are a blast to drive, they can get you into most any collector car event in the world, and they are solid investments. The debate always comes down to Roadster or Gullwing? The choices were the ‘55 Gullwing at Russo and Steele (Lot S724, $704,000) and the ‘60 Roadster at RM (Lot 262, $572,000). The Gullwing is more iconic, the Roadster is more usable because of the open top, and the ‘55 is eligible for everything. I opted for the Roadster because it could be more easily used in the summer months—and I needed to save some of my budget for some other cars. Jaguar E-type I have this theory that I just have to own a Series I E-type roadster before I die. I ignore my wife's insistence that if it doesn't kill me financially, she will. The E-type 32 1984 Ferrari 512 BBi—RM Actions Sports Car Market one Ferrari. And more of them if you have the budget. There were two that could fit my bill—the black ‘74 Dino 246 GTS at Gooding (Lot 171, $159,500) and the red ‘84 512 BBi Berlinetta Boxer at RM (Lot 265, $88,000). The choice was tough, and the Dino threatened to blow a bit of a hole in my budget. I opted for the Boxer for two reasons—it would be more fun to drive, and if you're only going to own one Ferrari, it has to be red. Porsche Truth be told, Porsche is my first love. Nothing else does so many things so well in one package. There is no way around having at least three to five Porsches in a well-rounded collection, but you have to start somewhere, so I started with two. I picked the ‘65 356 C coupe at Russo and Steele (Lot S751, $40,700). To me, the A coupes are the prettiest (but the C coupes are the best drivers). My second choice was the ‘69 911S, also at Russo and Steele (Lot S738, $48,400), as you can't get more responsive and visceral than an early 911.

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Something weird Every collection needs a weird car. When your friends tour your garage, it's fun to see the looks on their faces when you show them a totally goofy car, and to laugh while they try to say something nice about your taste. The weirdest car I could find, at a low enough price that I didn't actually feel stupid, was the ‘51 Crosley Super Hot Shot Convertible at Russo and Steele ( Lot TH228, $10,000). Although I think I can outrun it, it did look like it might be fun to drive, at least a little. Last and least The ‘05 GEM E4 LSV electric car at RM (Lot 201, $4,950). My wife and I live on 1951 Crosley Super Hot Shot convertible—Russo and Steele Austin-Healey If you get in your car at Point A, and you have no doubt that you will reach Point B, you're missing most of the fun. There is no substitute for the inherent untrustworthiness of a British car. I chose the ‘67 AustinHealey 3000 Mk III BJ8 at Barrett-Jackson (Lot 939, $66,000), which is a great color (metallic golden beige) and is a low-mileage, restored car. I lean toward the big Healeys because they look great, they sound great, and they will get you from breakdown to breakdown faster than most other British cars. American muscle I owned a hot rod ‘66 Pontiac GTO when I was in high school, and it got me into nothing but trouble. I couldn't resist seeing if I really could go back. I picked the ‘66 Tri-Power convertible at Russo and Steele (Lot S655, $42,900) even though my high school ride was a coupe. 30 acres. What else can I say? I see that I've left $550 on the table, but I'll save that money for the inevitable small repairs or tweaks that even the best cars need upon arrival in your garage. So, Publisher Martin, where's that $1 million check? ♦ 1964 Jaguar XKE Series I roadster—Barrett-Jackson April 2011 33

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ARIZONA RECAP AUCTION ROUNDTABLE Winter Auctions Roundtable Auction company principals pick favorite cars from their lineups—and from the competition's W e asked the leaders of several industry-leading collector car auction houses to pick their favorite car from their January lineup. We also asked them to pick a favorite car from a competitor's lineup. Some members of our roundtable followed directions better than others─here's what they had to say: than ever, was the Year of the Underdog. This car embodies a true victory. Much like Russo and Steele looking in the mirror—it reflects the result of hard-fought efforts and a well earned substantial reward. Drew Alcazar President, Russo and Steele, Scottsdale, AZ Our Car: 1941 Rambler American (Willys) Americar Coupe at Scottsdale. Remember your high school annual—there was a picture of someone you never voted “Most likely to succeed.” Then you run into that person at a reunion only to find they had become both wildly successful and criminally good looking? If I would have told you prior to the auction that we would rip close to $160 grand on this particular car, well, you would have pointed to a similar photograph in our Catalog and called me nuts. So why is this one my favorite? This year, more Their Car: The 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV at Gooding & Company's Scottsdale auction. Most fellow enthusiasts are well aware I am a Lambo nut. Long before they were the Belle of the Ball, they were still hiding in the shadow of a prancing Cavallino. The Miura, in my insanely biased perspective, embodies the true line of exotic sports cars. From the gentle front fenders and laydown headlights to the taunt hips of the rear quarters, all terminating in the ducktail swoosh (with apologies to the GTO gang), the Miura is the definitive design study with the SV being the ultimate incarnation. So here we are again, just shy of $1m on one of the best examples. My only lamentation is that I should have bought an SV when Lamborghinis were still considered the redhaired stepchild…. 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Mike Fairbairn, Vice-Chairman and CoFounder RM Auctions, Blenheim, Ontario Our Car: To anyone who knows me, my first pick is no surprise. I've been a Packard guy all my life, and in my opinion, the 1933 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Sport Phaeton by Dietrich we sold in Phoenix is the ultimate Packard. It is a stunning exercise in design, executed on one of the Classic era's ultimate chassis. It is also the only known survivor of three built. The car's history with first-rank collectors, such as Sam Vaughan, Pete Rosi, Otis Chandler and Ron Benach, none of whom have seen the need to submit the car to a full restoration, attests to the superb quality of the car. Their Car: My second choice would have to be the 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic by Ghia, which was sold by Gooding & Com- 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic pany in Scottsdale. Who doesn't love a barn find, and even more so, one that is exotic, rare, and beautiful? Most collectors are familiar with the Supersonics, of which 15 were built. The design was stunning, with a long nose leading an elegant rear cab—all mounted on Fiat's advanced 8V chassis, with four wheel independent suspension and a two liter all alloy overhead cam V8 engine. It is all the more remarkable that such a car should disappear from sight, having been purchased and put away more than 55 years ago. 34 Sports Car Market

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ARIZONA RECAP AUCTION ROUNDTABLE David Gooding President, Gooding & Company, Santa Monica, CA Our Car: Of the cars we presented in Scottsdale, the exceptional 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic was undoubtedly my favorite. A fantastic low-mileage example with an interesting history and incredible Ghia jet-age design, this car was of the most original, beautifully-preserved cars we've ever brought to auction. It was a joy to get to know Paul Lazaros, former owner of 55 years, who so graciously worked with us to share its archives and records with the public. With a car like the 8V Supersonic, we become a part of its history through the role we play in bringing it to market. By the time we all witnessed the bidding war that exceeded our estimate, the whole experience became very emotional for many of us. The 8V Supersonic ultimately sold for $1.705 million, and I'm happy to see it go to a wonderful new home. 1933 Packard Twelve 2/4-Passenger coupe roadster Their Car: As far as my favorite car from one of the other auction houses, I loved the 1933 Packard Twelve Sport Phaeton that sold for $1.76 million at RM. It had formerly been owned by the late Otis Chandler, a great collector renowned for assembling one of the finest and most eclectic collections of collector cars and motorcycles. Coachbuilt by Dietrich, this car was the 1933 New York Show Car and one of three built. In 1991, it befittingly won the Most Elegant trophy at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and a National First Place award at the July 2000 CCCA Grand National. This car has remained among leading collectors throughout the years. crossed the block on Saturday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. This muscle car sat on a flatbed truck from the early 1970s until 2007, when the consignor bought it and sent the Boss to Kevin's Klassic Cars for restoration. One glimpse of this Mustang took me back in time to the muscle car wars between Detroit's Big Three. Craig Jackson Chairman and CEO, BarrettJackson Scottsdale, AZ Our Car: One of my favorite vehicles that sold during our 40th Anniversary Scottsdale auction was a 1932 Chrysler Imperial convertible sedan. The car sold for $330,000 and was owned by the same person since 1952. The Chrysler is a rare performance version of a 1932 model CH with a 385-ci straight 8. It was completely restored by the previous owner and won several awards, including an AACA National First.” 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 fastback 36 Our Car Part II: A 1969 Ford Boss 429 Mustang fastback also caught my attention at our event because it had only 219 miles on the odometer and included the original title, owner card and build sheet. It was one of our eight timed lot numbers, and it Dana Mecum President, Mecum Auctions Marengo, IL Our Car: My favorite car at our auction in Kissimmee, FL, was not a car, it was a boat. I have always wanted a world-class Riva in my personal collection, and the 1996 Riva Aquarama Special offered at our auction in Kissimmee that sold for $1.092m was the one to own. I will forever remember that boat simply because I don't know that I will ever have a chance to get my hands on one that will ever compare to “The Last Riva.” ♦ Sports Car Market

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Ferrari Profile 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta The car had been undergoing Classiche certification, but the process was not complete at the time of the auction By Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced:1948–1950 Number produced:25 Original list price: $9,000 SCM Valuation: $2,000,000–$2,750,000 Chassis #: Stamped on the left side frame rail next to the engine Engine #: Stamped on a flange on the rear passenger side of block. Note: early Ferrari engine numbers match but are two numbers less than the chassis number. Club: Ferrari Club of America, PO Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358 Ferrari Owner's Club, 8642 Cleta Street, Downey, CA 90241 More: www.FerrariClubofAmerica.org Alternatives: 1949 Cisitalia 202MM Nuvolari Spyder, 1953-55 Fiat 8V Zagato, 1947-53 Maserati A6GCS SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 0024M T he Ferrari 166 MM is the definitive 1950s sports car configuration, with its smooth envelope body, long flowing hood and short tail. Named for the Mille Miglia race, it was created by Carrozzeria Touring in Milan, and compared to the 125S, from which it was developed, the Barchetta (“little boat”) is a masterpiece of simple style. In all, 25 Barchettas were built and the car on offer is number 10. Its history is extremely interesting—not to mention nail-biting at times—just like the race for which it was named. Its survival can be attributed to determination and luck. The story is also remarkably well documented, and numerous period photos and documents accompany the car. 0024M is unusual in that it combines both the “Lusso” creature comforts and the competition package. The engine, 0022M, which is original to this car, was fitted with three Weber 32-mm DCF carburetors, instead of the street version's single Zenith, and “MM” pistons, which raised the compression ratio from 8:1 to 10:1. Gauges included a large tachometer, fuel pressure gauge, oil pressure gauge and oil and water temperature gauges. No odometer was fitted, as the car was intended primarily for competition. Estimated horsepower was 140, with 0–100 mph coming up in 27 seconds. 0024M was commissioned as the 1949 Paris Motor Show car and finished in Argentine racing colors—two tones of bright blue with yellow sides. The buyer of record 38 was the Automobile Club of Argentina, and while rumors persist that it was intended as a gift to Eva Perón, it seems more likely that race driver Carlos Menditeguy was hoping to curry favor with the Peronistas—and avoid the country's ruinous import duties. The ploy didn't work, and the car was shipped back to Italy. 0024M was resold in Italy, and the following owner ar- ranged to have the car re-bodied by Carrozzeria Vignale, who fitted it with an aluminum coupe body. Following that event, the car found its way to the U.S. In the States, a former owner had some mechanical problems and then removed the drivetrain and sold the rest of the car. A Corvette 283-ci V8, gearbox and rear axle were then fitted to the chassis and the engine found its way into a Siata special. In 1974, Ferrari dealer and historian Stanley Nowak bought 0024M. Nowak heroically dug away at the car's history, turning up photographs, correspondence, documents and finally the remains of the Siata special— complete with 0024M's original engine. A couple of new owners followed and finally a five- year restoration commenced using Nowak's research—as well as a comprehensive ten-year collection of material from another former owner. The drivetrain was reunited with the car, and a replica spider body was built to replace the coupe body. The restoration of 0024M was completed in late 1989, and the car was finally returned to its original Barchetta configuration. Ferrari 166 MMs are among the most desirable Ferraris 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Berlinetta Le Mans Lot 42, s/n 0066M Condition 1 Sold at $2,200,000 Gooding, Pebble Beach, CA, 8/13/08 SCM# 117583 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Le Mans Lot 31, s/n 0060M Condition 1- Not sold at $1,150,000 Gooding, Pebble Beach, CA, 8/21/05 SCM# 38904 1949 Ferrari 166 Lot 303, s/n 141 Condition 4- Not sold at $830,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/17/01 SCM# 23213 Sports Car Market Photos: Hugh Hamilton ©2010 Courtesy of RM Auctions

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SCM Digital Bonus on the market, not only for their rarity but also their tremendous event potential. As offered, 0024M would be an exciting entry at any vintage event in the world, not the least of which is the Mille Miglia Storica—an event in which this car participated, in period! Beautifully restored and complete with its original engine, this is a Ferrari worthy of the connoisseur's close attention. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 285, sold for $1,870,000 at RM's Phoenix, AZ, auction on January 21, 2011. It is to be expected that a 1949/1950s vintage Ferrari might be light on authenticity and even lighter on documentation, but 166 Barchetta #0024M is an exception. Through good conversation—and saved paperwork— by a couple of previous owners, as well as Ferrari historian Stan Nowak's exceptional efforts, virtually all the history of 0024M is known, and all the original components have been reunited with the car. With the exception of the original body, 0024M is nearly true to its original configuration, and few apologies need to be made for its current condition. $1,870,000 is a lot of money to most people, but it was a disappointingly light sale for this 166 Barchetta. The Barchetta didn't even break the low number of the $1.9m to $2.9m pre-auction estimate. The January Arizona auction circus clashes with the very popular and well attended Cavallino Classic Ferrari event in Florida, and that may have stifled some interest. Many big Ferrari collectors would rather spend the weekend with friends than fight the Arizona crowds to spend a couple of million dollars. A few other factors may have kept the number low. One Barchetta expert I consulted was very high on the car, but he noted that 0024M has been on the market since 2007—and flogged all over the world. He said that the asking price started out at $4.5m, which was way too much for the car. He said that the rebody was good, but it still left a little to be desired. This car has apparently has been sold a couple of times since 2007, and I suspect these sales were for more than it brought at this auction. Too much activity is not good for an important car. Many of this Ferrari's potential buyers had already been offered the car, and its availability was yesterday's news. A future trip to Italy? Like it or not, Ferrari Classiche certification is now a factor in the value of important Ferraris. The new- est version of the program is more realistic than the original. Ferrari now grants conditional certificates to some historically correct cars that are not able to meet the rigorous originality standards. The conditional certificates allow important race cars or in-period modified Ferraris to be certified without returning them to factory configuration. A conditional certificate is an approval of the car—with an explanation of why the car doesn't meet full certification. Scores of Ferraris have been certified, and even the critics of the program can't deny that certification is becoming an important part of a buyer's criteria. Most cars can be certified with the assistance of a local dealer. Barchetta 0024M had been undergoing Ferrari Classiche certification, but the process was not complete at the time of the auction. Ferrari wanted the car shipped to Italy for inspection before they would certify it. The request to send 0024 M to the factory is an ominous sign that Ferrari suspects a problem that will require their assistance—and the owner's money—to correct. In the end, the buyer got a deal on 0024M. It is one of only a handful of the 166 Barchettas, an immensely desirable model. It is well known in the Ferrari community—and is accepted as a legitimate car without reservation. It should only require minor tweaking to pass Ferrari Classiche certification. It is in restored condition, and while it isn't in Pebble Beach-winner condition, all the expensive work has been done. This is a blue-chip car at a fair price that will only appreciate with time. Call this one well bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM.) Seat Time Jon Shirley, via email: I own a 1949 Ferrari 166 MM serial number 0010M. It was a factory team car and took second in the 1949 Mille Miglia and won the 24 hours of Spa with Luigi Chinetti driving almost all of the race himself. It then came to America and was raced to several victories by Jim Kimberly. The 166 MM created the Ferrari legend, winning every major distance race in Europe in 1949 with just the three team cars. One of the best features of the car is that it has a lot of room in the cockpit—unlike almost all of the 1950s Ferrari race cars that are very cramped. There is ample leg room and room to the side by your feet to store the rain gear you are likely to need in a topless car. That comfort has made it a favorite rally car of ours and we have done several thousand miles in it including the Mille Miglia. It is my wife's most-loved Ferrari in our collection. I have also vintage raced the car. Of course it will go faster than it will brake, although for the era the brakes are not too bad because the car is pretty light. The crash box requires patience in shifting, but once you get it down, it's actually pretty easy. The front suspension has virtually no adjustments, and it can tend to shake quite hard at low speeds, which is best fixed by adding a damper to the steering mechanism. It is fun to drive and pretty responsive but 2 liters will only accelerate at a moderate pace. At speed it feels happy and does not wander. On the track at 100 mph, you can understand why the car was so successful a race car. It does not wear you out, and it just keeps going. Having 5th gear is a great help for driving fast and saving the engine. Turning, as you might expect, is a weak spot, as it does not want to turn, and requires sliding the car around the corner, but it is predictable and lets you know before it breaks loose. All in all, it is a great car to drive to the store—or 1,000 miles through the mountains of Colorado. SCM Digital Bonus. Additional images, Seat Times and more... April 2011 39

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Sheehan Speaks Michael Sheehan Ferraris and Bidding Wars in the Desert If several well-heeled buyers want the same car on the same day, a very high price can be the result 103922 selling for $814k. As always, some cars sold below market, with 333 SP s/n 028 selling at $781k, which surprised this author as 333 SP s/n 032 is being offered at $995k and the owner has turned down $875k. As always, Enzo-era Ferraris did well, with 250 Lusso s/n 4411GT selling for a very strong $720k, 275 GTB short nose s/n 6751 sold for $797k, multi-platinum winning 275 GTB alloy long nose s/n 8053 sold for a very impressive $1.4m, and 365 GTS/4 Daytona spyder s/n 15383 sold for a very strong $1m. Dinos sold well, with “L” model 246 GT s/n 00690 selling for $170k, 246 GTS s/n 7792, a very “average” Dino, sold for $159k, and 246 GTS s/n 5480 sold for a strong $192k, a nice change from the $105k it sold for at Pebble Beach in 2003. RM has a good weekend At the Arizona Biltmore Resort, RM sold Reggie Jackson's 1973 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona sold for $880,000 at RM's Phoenix auction F or classic car lovers escaping the winter snows, it doesn't get any better than this year's Scottsdale auctions, with collectors spending $159.6m to buy about 2,300 cars. As always, Barrett-Jackson was the big player with sales at $68.5m, Gooding sold $35m, while RM was close behind with $31m in sales. Russo and Steele sold a respectable $20m while Silver Auctions sold $3.7m and new kid on the block MotoeXotica sold $1.3m. This year's total easily beat the $126m in sales of 2010 and was close to the all-time high of $167m back in the boom days of 2007. Ferrari enthusiasts could dedicate their time to only one or two auctions, with the die-hard aficionados at Gooding or RM—or bouncing back and forth between the two. You got that loving feeling With the economy recovering and the Dow Jones Industrial Average back to 12,000, the car market has again got that loving feeling. Collector cars are concrete assets that can be easily transported and instantly converted into other currencies—and whose values should beat the specter of looming inflation (or the possibility of further deflation). Today's buyers are not hesitant to step up to buy the right car. While cars are not as liquid as stocks or bonds, the right car has far greater bragging rights. Barrett-Jackson has a very different business model than RM, Gooding or Russo and Steele. Part of Barrett-Jackson's total revenue stream is the admissions charged to more than 200,000 spectators—and fees charged to several hundred vendors. BarrettJackson offered only seven Ferraris, with a 2005 575 Superamerica, s/n 142550, being their high-end Ferrari sale at $330k, which was about $100k over market for a nostories car. If you're a Ferrari aficionado, you were there for the show, and not for the cars. Gooding leads the charge Gooding & Company sold 121 of 131 lots for $35m, with 16 Ferraris, including eleven supercars and race cars from the Benny Caiola estate. While most Montezemoloera Ferraris are depreciating assets, the best-of-the-breed of the modern cars did well, with FXX s/n 146357 setting a new sales price for this model at $2.1m and F50 s/n 40 an impressive 172 of 180 lots for a 96% sale rate, and 1949 Ferrari 166 MM s/n 0024M was the high sale at $1.9m. The owner of this 166 MM had dedicated massive time and energy to the Ferrari Classiche process, but without the little red book yet being delivered (from Classiche, not Chairman Mao), the final price was below expectations. The Touring-bodied 166 Inter Berlinetta s/n 043S sold for a mere $412k, reflecting the user-cruel nature of these very early Ferraris. F50 s/n 99999 sold for $742k, and the Reggie Jackson 365 GTS/4, s/n 16835, sold for $880k, both below expectations. The 500 Superfast s/n 5989 sold for $935k, a strong sale but well below what the owner paid just two years ago. RM also sold 2004 360 Challenge Stradale coupe s/n 138749 for $88,000, another below-market sale. The weekend's surprises The weekend's highlights were a Hemi ‘Cuda con- vertible selling at Russo for a staggering $1.7m and the Mercedes Gullwing selling at RM for an equally staggering $1.375m. The most eye-opening Ferrari sales were the multi-platinum-winning 275 GTB alloy long nose s/n 8053, which sold for a very high $1.4m at Gooding, and Barrett-Jackson's sale of 575 Superamerica s/n 142550 at $330k. Our clients have already started to point to the sale of the Hemi ‘Cuda at Russo, to the Gullwing at RM and the alloy 275 GTB at Gooding as the new market standards, but that is simply wishful thinking. RM's Gullwing sale at $1.375m was an example of a couple of Type A buyers who wanted the same car, on the same day, and had the egos and the bank accounts to back it up. RM sold this exact same Gullwing at Monterey in 2008 for $770k “all done,” and time has not Sports Car Market Photo: Darin Schnabel ©2010 Courtesy of RM Auctions

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helped what is rapidly becoming an older restoration. As for the 275 alloy sold at $1.4m, the same car was offered on the open market only four months back for $200k less, so again big egos and big bank accounts ended in an over-market price. As for the 575 Superamerica sold at $330k, these are really commodities, not collectibles, and I can only hope the buyer enjoys driving his new Italian toy. The adrenalin rush In the auction world, rapid- fire bidding and the adrenalin rush of a one-minute decision to buy or pass introduces a rush of drama and emotion into the equation—and so can be very volatile. If several well-heeled Type A buyers want the same car, at the same place, on the same day, big egos and big bank accounts can result in some very high prices. Conversely, because the crowd is usually limited to a few thousand people on that weekend, if no one really wants to take a certain car home on that day, the bidding and final sale can be well back of market. 1999 Ferrari 333 SP sold at Gooding—$781,000 Come for the show While most of the cars at auctions sell at market prices, sellers go in the hope that they just might get lucky and get that elusive over-market price, as did the Hemi ‘Cuda, the Gullwing and the 275 GTB alloy. It's also possible that the right buyers just aren't in the room—or on the telephone—and the car brings a below-market price, as did the 333 SP or the Reggie Jackson 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder. Next January, head to where the sun and the cars are: Arizona. Enjoy the show— but if you choose to be a buyer, be sure to educate yourself on the current market, and take the time for due diligence before raising your hand. ♦ April 2011 41 Photo: Pawel Litwinski © 2010 Courtesy of Gooding & Company

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English Profile 1967 Jaguar E-type Series 1 Roadster Race Car This month's column is a tale with both tragic and cautionary threads for those who play in the vintage racing car hobby by Thor Thorson Details Years built: 1961–1967 Number built: 31,693 (Series 1) Original list price: $6,500 (about $45,000 in 2011 dollars) SCM Valuation: $55,000–$60,000 Chassis #: Right front shock tower Engine #: On head between cams Club: Jaguar E-type Club More: www.e-typeclub.com Alternatives: 1953-55 Aston Martin DB4, 1962 Ferrari 250 SWB, Lusso, GTO, 1963 Corvette Stingray SCM Investment Grade: B Comps T his Series 1 E-type roadster was purchased from its second owner in 2005 after being discovered in a garage where it had remained since the mid1980s. The car was immediately sent to the resto- ration shop for what became a five-year, race-prepared restoration. This Jaguar is presented with a very high level of finish, from the outside filler to the lightweight E-type wheels. Completed in Tungsten Silver with Cranberry Red racing stripes, the quality of paintwork is stunning for a car that has been fully equipped for vintage racing. Mechanically, the car is equally impressive. This E-type is powered by a TJP race-built, high-content, heavy-duty “tank” 4.2-liter block with dry sump and triple 48 DCOE Weber carburetors. Additionally, the car was completed with side exhaust, custom aluminum radiator with oil cooler, TREMEC T5 dog box transmission, Koni dampeners with custom valves, and an upgraded front torsion bar. XJ6 front and rear brakes have been added to enhance braking capability. With over $225,000 spent on the restoration, this E-type is an ideal candidate for premier vintage racing events in the U.S. and abroad. It has yet to compete, having only attended several test days since its completion in July 2005. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 6, sold for $96,800, including buyer's premium, at the Gooding Scottsdale auction, on January 21, 2011. This month's column is by necessity going to be a bit more technical than normal, but it is also a tale with both tragic and cautionary threads involving serious lessons to be considered by those who play in the vintage racing car hobby. I beg your forbearance. I'll get the tragedy and the conclusion out of the way right up front: The car 42 was a stunningly beautiful example on which the owner had lavished painful amounts of money and effort, but because of decisions made in the process, it was valued by the market as just a weapons-grade club racer. As such it sold for pretty much correct money. The tragedy is that with different decisions, it could have been less of a disaster for the seller. Like any good tale, though, it's never that simple, particularly with racing E-types in the U.S. The rules of the racing road It preparation rules. All is important to start with an understanding of international automobile com- petition is done under the auspices of and within the rules set by the FIA. In the case of production-based racing cars, it is necessary for the manufacturer to submit “Homologation Papers” to the FIA and have them approved before a car can compete. These are extraordinarily detailed documents, including everything from weights and dimensions of the car to details of suspension and wheels to photographs of the pistons and allowed weights for the connecting rods in the engine. In order to race, every car has to meet this published standard. The current rules in any year are referred to as “Appendix J.” For FIA vintage racing, Appendix J has been sup- planted by “Appendix K,” which is a slightly less demanding variant, more fixed and appropriate to vintage racing's needs. The rules are still the rules, though, and the essential parts of homologation papers still apply if you want to race with the FIA. In the U.S., we never accepted the FIA's dominance (except for a few big races like Sebring and Daytona) and allowed the SCCA to set the car preparation rules. In some ways the SCCA 1963 Jaguar XKE Lightweight Replica Lot 307, s/n 861113 Condition 3 Not sold at $140,000 Silver Auctions, AZ, 1/22/10 SCM# 156750 1967 Jaguar XKE Series 1 Lot 436, s/n 1E14777 Condition 2 Sold at $52,650 Bonhams, Los Angeles, CA, 11/13/10 SCM# 168001 1966 Jaguar XKE Series 1 Lot 147, s/n 1E 32045 Condition 2Sold at $93,500 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/14/10 SCM# 165784 Sports Car Market Photos: Pawel Litwinski © 2010 Courtesy of Gooding & Company

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SCM Digital Bonus rules are more restrictive than the FIA's, in other ways they are less, but every SCCA racing car has a “PCS” standard to meet. Vintage racing clubs inside the U.S. generally try to use the SCCA rules, but are willing to accept FIA-prepared cars if they are properly done. A little bit of Jaguar history Next, a quick historical overview. Jaguar intro- duced the E-type in early 1961 as a high-performance sports car and it immediately took the world by storm. It was not conceived of nor marketed as a competition car, but the instant market acceptance and racing success of early examples strengthened the automaker's confidence, and the decision was made in 1962 to build a short run of serious competition variants. The enemy in the crosshairs was the Ferrari GTO, seen even at the time as a complete travesty against the homologated production car concept, and Jaguar figured they could play that game as well. They proceeded to submit papers for a “cheater” E-type with go-fast goodies including Webers (or fuel injection), dry sump, wider wheels, and almost a thousand pounds less weight than the production car. The FIA was as angry about the GTO situation as anyone, and accepted Jaguar's proposal (FIA Recognition Form 100). The resulting car is known as the “Lightweight E-Type” and the factory built 13 of them. They were astoundingly fast and are now extremely valuable, almost too important to race seriously. In 1964, Jaguar replaced the 3.8 with a 4.2-liter engine in the E-type. By this time racing had moved on and the E-type was not a serious competitor, so there was no effort to replicate the “cheater” homologation papers for the 4.2-engined car. There were papers filed (Recognition Form 506) but they basically described a stock vehicle for rallying etc.; none of the fancy go-fast stuff was included. An FIA legally prepared 4.2 is simply not a competitive racing car, so nobody runs them in international racing. In the US., the SCCA considered all E-types (3.8 or 4.2) to be B Production cars and required essentially production specifications (wet sump, SU carburetors, about 400 lbs heavier than the FIA lightweight). U.S. vintage clubs nominally require the SCCA standard, though many (by no means all) have caved in and accept dry sumps and Webers on any E-type, effectively allowing “mixing and matching” of the U.S. and FIA preparation rules. American clubs are also notoriously relaxed about things like alternate transmissions, later-model brakes, cut-down windscreens, etc... that the FIA simply won't tolerate. Let's imagine that your favorite uncle has left you a nice but used-up Series 1 E-type roadster and you want to turn it into a serious vintage racer. First, get used to the idea that it's going to cost you at least $200,000 to do it right; that's just a reality these days. Next you need to decide what set of rules you're going to prepare it to. If you want to race internationally (or sell it to an international market), there is nothing wrong with building it as a “replica Lightweight E”. If you want to run near the front in U.S. vintage racing, you'll want to build it to the far more relaxed U.S. standards. The point is that you cannot do both; the rules are not compatible. A legally prepared “Lightweight replica” gets to use lots of cool stuff, like Webers, a dry sump, and lower allowed weight than you can probably achieve, but you also have to have an honest, period 3.8 engine and transmission, no headers, correct 1963 brakes, and a full windscreen (which is why they all run hard tops for the aerodynamics). For about the same money, you can build what I'll call a U.S. Club Racer like our subject car. It uses the good stuff from the lightweight package on a 4.2-liter, along with the updated brakes, transmission, suspension and the like that are generally tolerated here. The resulting car will be far faster than the FIA-legal one, but it is useless except within the U.S. It sounds like a simple decision, for an American, at least. Build it right or buy it right The problem shows up when it comes time to sell your toy. U.S. club racers are worth $75k–$100k on a good day while FIA-legal 3.8s bring $175k–$200k on the international market. This means that if you choose to build to the U.S. standard to run up front here, you need to be willing to walk away from at least half of your investment when it comes time to move on. This is a rational decision that people can make, but too many don't understand the choice. The owner who had this car built apparently be- lieved that it was done to an FIA standard, when in fact it wasn't even close, and the resulting lack of a suitable market for it must have been a bitter disappointment. This is particularly unfortunate because it was easily avoidable. ACCUS Historic (the U.S. FIA representatives) are happy, even anxious, to help. A phone call or two could have at least allowed the owner to make rational decisions about how his money was being spent in the restoration. As it was, the money was spent to build something worth less than half what it cost. The sales price was fair, even good, for an American club racer E-type; it's just that neither the car nor the price was what it could have been. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Company.) SCM Digital Bonus. Additional images, Seat Time and more... April 2011 43

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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1953 Fiat 8V Ghia Supersonic This car is a stunning styling statement, a jet-age objet d'art very much of its time that has also proven timeless by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 1953–1955 Number produced: 15 (114 total 8Vs) Original list price: $4,000–$6,000 SCM Valuation: $315,000–$500,000 Tune-up cost: $600–$800 Distributor caps: $875 Chassis #: Stamped on firewall and on chassis plate Engine #: Stamped on cylinder block, distributor side on boss Club info: None Alternatives: 1954 Maserati A6G2000 coupe, 1953 Siata 208 coupe, 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900SZ, 1953 Ferrari 340 America Vignale coupe SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 106000035 Engine number: 104000000058 car featured stylized, streamlined forms, subtle tail fins, a delicate use of brightwork and a taut, swept-back roofline. During the fall of 1953, Luigi Serge traveled to O Detroit to meet with Chrysler executives, including stylist Virgil Exner. Also present at the meeting was a gentleman by the name of Paul Farago, a designer and engineer who was very much involved in Chrysler's styling department and later, in the development of the Dual-Ghia cars. With full support from Exner, Paul Farago placed the first order for a Ghia-bodied Fiat 8V Supersonic. It is his car that we have the great honor of present- ing here today. During the early 1950s, Paul Lazaros worked for Paul Farago as an engineer and machinist. With a background in automobiles and a keen eye for design, it is understandable that he would be attracted to the bespoke Italian sports car. In 1955, after admiring the car for some time, Lazaros struck a deal with Farago and purchased the car. It is safe to say the Supersonic has led an unusually protected and secluded life during the past 55 years in Mr. Lazaros' care. At the time of cataloging, the odometer displayed a mere 26,700 kilometers, just under 17,000 miles. This astonishing figure is corroborated by the car's highly original condition, minimal use and airtight provenance. The paint appears to be 80% original and possesses a lovely uniform appearance, showing only the wonderful visual traces that come with decades of continuous use and interaction with its long-term caretaker. 44 ne of Ghia's most famous designs, the Supersonic was not merely a brilliant fashion statement; it was, in many ways, the result of economic necessity. The two-seat sports The Supersonic is, quite literally, original down to the wheels and tires. The Borrani knockoffs still wear the factory-installed Pirelli Cinturato tires, and the unique polished wheel discs are the only set that is known to have survived intact. The car's interior is as complete and original as the exterior and remains in fine order throughout. The leather upholstery wears its age beautifully and has a wonderfully inviting feel. In addition, the carpets, headliner, rubber and hardware have a consistent patina. Almost every component of the car, from the Securit glass to the Marchal lamps, was fitted at the factory and remains undisturbed. The engine bay is largely untouched and is consistent with the low mileage. The engine is the original, matching-numbers unit and is topped with twin Weber DCZ3 carburetors as well as a unique air-intake system. Elsewhere, one finds the factory-delivered data plates, Marelli equipment, original fasteners and correct factory finishes. As would be expected of such a well-kept automobile, all the important accessories are present, including the original key and spare tire, as well as the tool kit and jack stowed in the factory-delivered canvas pouches. After spending time in the presence of this car, it is hard not to be captivated by its extraordinary appearance, magnificent patina and impeccable history. Each and every detail exudes character and speaks to the single-minded dedication that has helped to preserve this car in its remarkable state. When Paul Lazaros recalls the moment when he first set eyes on the Supersonic, he describes the feeling as “love at first sight.” For collectors with a deep appreciation for extraordinary automobiles and the history behind them, it must be difficult not to feel the same way about this one-of-a-kind car. 1953 Fiat 8V Series II Lot 23, s/n 000086 Condition 2 Sold at $400,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 9/14/10 SCM# 165698 1954 Fiat 8V Zagato Lot 44, s/n 106000061 Condition 2- Not sold at $750,000 Gooding & Co., Scottsdale, AZ, 1/17/09 SCM# 119144 1953 Fiat 8V Ghia Supersonic Lot 37, s/n 106000039 Condition 1 Sold at $452,800 Sportscar, Geneva, CH, 10/7/06 SCM# 43295 Sports Car Market Photos: Pawel Litwinski © 2010 Courtesy of Gooding & Company

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SCM Digital Bonus SCM Analysis This car, Lot 157, sold for $1,705,000, including buyer's premium, at the Gooding & Company Scottsdale, AZ, auction on January 23, 2011. I will begin with a conclusion and work my way back. This world-record sale of a Fiat 8V, the thirdhighest sale of all the cars during the January 2011 Arizona auctions, may have been a surprise to some but not to me. I became acquainted with this car in late November 2009, and from the moment I saw it in December of that year, I knew it was something extraordinary. As my friends from the U.K. might say, this one “ticked all the boxes.” Design? The Supersonic is a stunning styling statement, a jet-age objet d'art very much of its time but which has also proven timeless. Performance? The Zagato versions of the 8V proved the model's competition chops, and, even with the heavier Ghia body, the Supersonic was no slouch. Provenance, condition and originality? Here's where this car begins to really shine. How about two registered owners from new? The allure of the “barn find”—not to mention its far-sexier sister, the “preserved time capsule”—has never been stronger. We have here, in its shiny original paint, a 1953 high-performance car still wearing its first set of tires, with supple leather seats, still having its original canvas tool roll and still taking shelter under the hand-sewn cover placed over it for its voyage to America in 1953. Shock and awe There's no question, it was hard to imagine that this Fiat wouldn't spark excite- ment. But how much was the mystery. Back in 2009, I received a call from Xavier Maignan of the American Concours Foundation, telling me that the Foundation had a car for sale which was “…right up your alley.” He said the car was a Fiat 8V with Supersonic coachwork, and it was an unbelievably preserved example. I, of course, asked, “Do you mean ‘preserved' or ‘barn find'? There's a big difference!” I was assured it was the former and photos were sent. What I saw seemed unbelievable. I flew to Detroit from Connecticut on a day so stormy that it took nearly six hours to get from Connecticut to Michigan, all the while thinking, “I hope this is worth it....” It's truly difficult to put down in words what I felt when I saw the Supersonic sitting in a nondescript suburban two-car attached garage. I had never before experienced, nor do I expect to again soon, the particular combination of wonder and incredulity of that moment. Shock and awe indeed, of a kind unimaginable by generals. A 55-year love affair At first the owner, Mr. Lazaros, was a bit wary, but gradually warmed to me as he began to feel my true enthusiasm for both the 8V in general and his car specifically. Much in the manner of a master gemologist presenting an extraordinary diamond, he took me on a tour around the car, pointing out each feature, explaining the source of every mark and paint fade and reliving the time when he first saw the car and the intense pleasure he felt when he was able to buy it 54 years before. I spent the next two months attempting to match the car with people I knew, to no avail—for a variety of reasons, among them the car's status as a non-runner since 1978 and a substantial asking price, but in the end, mainly because Mr. Lazaros was not yet ready to part with his treasure. In July of 2010, when I arrived to fulfill my commit- ment as a judge at the Concours of America at Meadow Brook, I came out of the Dodge mansion and found myself in the presence of three old friends—the 8V, now dusted and gleaming in the dappled sunlight, and Paul Lazaros and his lovely wife standing beside it. We chatted for a few minutes, during which time he confirmed that he really “…didn't want to sell the car, and it was great to give it some attention and take it out.” As the car was still not running, I presumed he would have the Fiat for the rest of his life. The next thing I heard about the Supersonic was when I was told by a representative of Gooding & Company a few months later that it was cataloged for sale in Scottsdale. With the car now running for the first time since Jimmy Carter was in the White House, everyone with whom I spoke was confident it would sell—but identifying the right number seemed to be difficult. In the end, the $1.55m hammer price—$150k above high estimate—was a result consistent with the car's appeal to a number of hot segments of the current market, custom coachwork of the 1950s, and of course, preservation. A Supersonic market impact? As a contrast, it will be interesting to observe what the next restored 8V Supersonic will bring at auction; the last seen was chassis 39, which was sold in Geneva, Switzerland, at the Sportscar Auction in October 7, 2006, and profiled in the March 2007 issue of SCM. It brought $452,800—equal to what the more common, popular and competitively successful Zagato-bodied Fiat 8Vs were then commanding. SCM Digital Bonus. Additional images and more... April 2011 45

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Etceterini & Friends Profile At the time, some viewed it as slightly unusual that the “decorative” Supersonic would bring the price of a “useable” Zagato. No one has ever denied the eye appeal of the Supersonic body, whether as an Alfa, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Fiat or even a Cobra. This Fiat, while shown in static special display at Meadow Brook last summer, is obviously welcome at any concours on the planet and would be one of the most compelling preservation-class entries imaginable. It is not completely original—some minor touch-up has been done to areas of paint scratched, nicked and dinged during its long storage, several finishes in the engine compartment have been renewed and it rolls on only three of the original four tires. It is, however, a supreme example of what the Italians call conservato—literally, “conserved,” but that word doesn't fully express the Italian, which instead means a vehicle which has led its life and been carefully and appropriately used and cared for. While Mr. Lazaros certainly didn't use his Supersonic very much, it's absolutely clear he cared for it. I would dare say that even at $1.7m, it might be con- sidered well bought, as there's no way it could be duplicated and none of the unrestored 8V Supersonic cars that still exist have this measure of preserved originality. I hope that the new guardian of this car gives it the same level of protection as would be appropriate for any irreplaceable work of art, and most importantly, shares the 8V with the world so everyone can experience what Paul Lazaros and I both felt on first setting eyes on it. ♦ (Vehicle description courtesy of Gooding & Company.) Seat Time Paul Lazaros kept his 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic for 55 years before he drove it onto the sales block at Gooding & Company's Scottsdale Auction. Lazaros' relationship with the stunning, original car lasted longer than most marriages, and he laughs at that thought. “That car was my first love, I tell you,” Lazaros said. “That car is just like a beautiful woman—you just can't keep your eyes away from it.” Lazaros, who is a long-time SCMer, loves the car for the styling and the advanced engineering. The aluminum engine, transmission and rear end were very advanced for the time, and the car's light weight— just 2,350 pounds—let the V8 engine move it down the road, Lazaros said. The car's striking looks made it almost impossible to take it out on a drive, which is one reason why the mileage is so low. In 1956, Lazaros drove the car from his Detroit home to Niagara Falls, which was the longest trip the car ever took. “We got there, but I couldn't get out of the car to see the falls,” Lazaros said. “People crowded around the car, like they thought I was a movie star or something.” Lazaros inched the car through the crowd and finally drove away. “I never got to see the falls,” Lazaros said. Police officers would pull him over just to talk about the car and see the engine. Other drivers got into accidents as they craned their necks for a longer look at the 8V. It got to the point where Lazaros drove the car only at night. “Even today, the car attracts so much attention,” Lazaros said. “And still, even today, no other cars come close to that design.” The time finally came to say goodbye to his 8V, but Lazaros, who is 82, still works at his Detroit machine shop—and still drives his beloved 1967 Maserati Ghibli. “I love my cars and my work,” He said. “They keep me healthy.” 46 Sports Car Market

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SCM Digital Bonus The Cumberford Perspective The Supersonic's messy magnificence is timeless beauty By Robert Cumberford one of my design heroes. An aeronautical engineer, he had an exquisite sense of form, as first and perhaps best, seen on the earliest Cisitalia racing coupes. It was he, not Pinin Farina, who established the oval double-layer bicycle-tubing grille, the hood dipping below the fenders—indeed the whole front half of the seminal Cisitalia 202. This Fiat 8V, which is not G remotely as pure, was nonetheless far more influential. Its upper structure was reused on the Karmann Ghia VW and the Volvo P1800 coupes, the rocketlike side decoration on the Volvo and even on 1958 Chevrolets. The simple crossbar grille was adopted by Dodge, and of course, the general Supersonic body design was constructed on Jaguar and Aston Martin chassis (and on a Savonuzzi-designed Alfa Romeo 1900 special with Fiat front and Lancia rear suspensions for Virgilio Conrero). GM's Supersonic was later fitted with a small-block Chevy, another in the U.K. got a 427 Ford V8. Far more subdued than Harley Earl's contemporaneous “spaceship” cars, the Supersonic nonetheless incorporates rocketexhaust taill and warhead with Ghia-t wheel openin the firm's tra the least deta trim. Not a ve the Supers somehow im occupying visual space its actual di sions warran also occupie important pla design histor beauty then a 8 10 April 2011 9 Digital Bonus The Cumberford Perspective The Supersonic's messy magnificence is timeless beauty By Robert Cumberford one of my design heroes. An aeronautical engineer, he had an exquisite sense of form, as first and perhaps best, seen on the earliest Cisitalia racing coupes. It was he, not Pinin Farina, who established the oval double-layer bicycle-tubing grille, the hood dipping below the fenders—in- deed the whole front half of the seminal Cisitalia 202. This Fiat 8V, which is not G remotely as pure, was nonethe- less far more influential. Its upper structure was reused on the Karmann Ghia VW and the Volvo P1800 coupes, the rocket- like side decoration on the Volvo and even on 1958 Chevrolets. The simple crossbar grille was adopted by Dodge, and of course, the general Supersonic body de- sign was constructed on Jaguar and Aston Martin chassis (and on a Savonuzzi-designed Alfa Romeo 1900 special with Fiat front and Lancia rear suspen- sions for Virgilio Conrero). GM's Supersonic was later fitted with a small-block Chevy, another in the U.K. got a 427 Ford V8. Far more subdued than Harley Earl's contemporaneous “spaceship” cars, the Supersonic nonetheless incorporates rocket- exhaust taill and warhead with Ghia-t wheel openin the firm's tra the least deta trim. Not a ve the Supers somehow im occupying visual space its actual di sions warran also occupie important pla design histor beauty then a 8 10 April 2011 9 REAR REAR 3/4 VIEW Roundness emerging from 1 complex surfaces makes one think of a growing plant. 2 Vestigial fins recall those on military rockets; they are for linear stability, not for side area. 3 No cab forward here. The front end could accommodate a straight eight, not the original vee-type. 4 The necking-down of the wide boom emphasizes the sheet metal forming mastery of Ghia at its peak. 5 Functional air outlet perforates the missile form, but a chrome iovanni Savonnuzzi, creator of this hugely influential Ghia body design, has long been 2 1 3 4 strip expresses the missing surfaces. Very nice detailing. FRONT 3/4 VIEW The widest part of the car is 6 above the top of the tires, quite unusual in the 1950s... and now. 7 The high, soft hood profile would meet today's pedestrian safety standards, and is aerodynamically efficient. 8 Notice how the bottom of the body is carefully shaped, so that there is a full fuselage between the thrusting fenders. 9 Floating bumpers are more a suggestion than protection, but 5 they have an airy elegance that keeps the car from seeming puffy. 10 All surfaces below the boom curve inward, lightening the visual mass of the high-waisted body. INTERIOR VIEW (shown on p. 45) Elegant austerity describes the beautifully finished—but still very simple—interior. Note the dash well forward of the windshield base, which is good for a sense of spaciousness in a tight cockpit. 6 7

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German Profile Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupes All Over the Arizona Map A full-bore restoration project, an all-out bidder's war and a nicely restored car blow the Gullwing market around like desert sand by Alex Finigan T he prices for 300SL Gullwings were all over the map in Arizona this year, and the money paid for four very different cars ranged from $1,375,000 to $544,500, quite a gap even for Gullwings; the price paid for the most expensive car had gearheads buzzing all over Scottsdale and Phoenix. I'll take a look at each car and explain why each car brought a particular amount. The Gullwings The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing is one of the gold standards for vintage car collectors, so it seems like a good idea to examine the four cars sold during the January 22–23 weekend in Phoenix and Scottsdale. I personally inspected the cars at Gooding and RM, and I am famililar with the Russo and Steele car. Let's take a look at each car, and try to determine why the market valued them the way it did. Details Years produced: 1954–1957 Number produced: 1,400, of which 29 were alloy-bodied cars Original price: $8,000 SCM Valuation: $425,000–$600,000 Tune-up cost: $2,500 Distributor cap: $250 Chassis numbers: Date plate on firewall and stamped into left frame rail Engine number: Right front side of engine, just below the head Club: Gullwing Group, International 776 Cessna Avenue Chico, CA 95928 More: www.gullwinggroup.org Alternatives: 1959-62 Ferrari 250 GT PF cabriolet, 1958-63 Aston Martin DB4, 1954-57 Maserati A6G2000 SCM Investment Grade: A Comps 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Lot 532, s/n 5500159 Condition 1 Sold at $689,635 Bonhams, Brooklands, U.K., 12/6/10 SCM# 168202 1 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe, Lot 284 at RM Auctions Phoenix, sold for $544,500, including premium Chassis number: 4500049 Engine number: 4500052 This car was built on October 26, 1954. It was DB 50 White with 1079 Red leather. It was described in the auction catalog as a repaint in the original color with an original interior showing nice patina. As appealing as that sounds, it is a bit incorrect. For one thing, as Chassis 4500049, this 300SL would have been the next to last car built with the long shifter that came out under the dashboard. This car had the later shifter mounted between the seats. This requires filling the hole in the transmission cover and drilling a new hold in the driveshaft tunnel. In addition, the leather and carpet were in a condition too nice to be original, especially considering how rough the rest of the car was. There were also some incorrect screws securing the leather at the B-pillar. One lap around this car told me everything I needed to know. It had poor paint, the hood was flexing at the 48 mounting point for the brace, and the driver's door could not close because the striker and door latch were out of alignment. The vacuum brake booster had been modified for the disc brake conversion, and the gas tank had been replaced with a fuel cell. This would be one very expensive restoration. A Gullwing restoration today takes about 3,000 hours and costs around $400k. It is dollars times hours—plus parts and subcontracting. There is no secret formula; you pay what it takes to do it right. This car was ridden hard and put away wet. When you take into consideration all the missing original parts, there is no way a restoration could be done for $400k. This car really makes the point that you are always better off paying up to get a better car. It made the car at the Gooding sale look like a much better deal. I'd call this well sold. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Lot 158, s/n 5500366 Condition 2 Sold at $687,500 RM Auctions, Amelia Island, FL, 3/13/10 SCM# 159939 1955 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing Lot 169, s/n 5500128 Condition 1 Sold at $544,500 Gooding, Pebble Beach, CA, 8/16/09 SCM# 142096 Sports Car Market Photo: Courtesy of RM Auctions

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German Profile 2 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe, Lot 19, Gooding Scottsdale, sold for $858,000, including buyer's premium Chassis number: 6500037 Engine number: 6500039 This car was built on Feb 20, 1956. It was DB 353 Light Blue metallic with 333 Blue leather. This was my favorite Gullwing of the weekend. An original Rudge wheel car— equipped with the higher-horsepower NSL engine and fitted luggage, coupled with long-term Southern California ownership. The body was fantastic, with no rust or accident issues, great gaps, and it had that tinny sound you get from tapping on a Bondo-free body. The color scheme was great, and it had just benefited from new paint, interior, and engine bay detailing from Hjeltness Restoration. It doesn't get much better that that. The bidding was active, then stalled for a while, and the car finally sold for a number slightly higher than I had predicted. This is a superb car that may be a little ahead of the market, but it is worth it. It is always wise to pay up for the best. It will look like a huge bargain compared to the prior Gullwing after its restoration. Well bought and sold. 3 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe, Lot S724, Russo and Steele Scottsdale, sold for $704,000, including buyer's premium Chassis number: 5500791 Engine number: 5500803 This car was built on Oct. 10, 1955, in DB 50 White with 1060 Cream leather. Although I did not get to see this car in person in Arizona, I am familiar with it, and I feel comfortable commenting about it. I'm a bit confused about the car's color, as it is described online as being painted dark Pewter Gray metallic, yet the 50 photos appear to be light green metallic, which is the car I have seen before. This car was restored in 2006 by Mark Passarelli, with mechanicals by Bill Richardson. Both guys are known professionals who do quality work. It is a very attractive color combo coupled with plaid seats, reproduction Rudge wheels and luggage. The fits and finishes were all very nice. In all, this was a very nicely turned out Gullwing, and I would call it well bought. Sports Car Market Photos: Courtesy of Russo & Steele Photos: Pawel Litwinski © 2010 Courtesy of Gooding & Company

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SCM Digital Bonus 4 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe, Lot 249, RM Auctions Phoenix, sold for $1,375,000, including buyer's premium Chassis number: 5500601 Engine number: 5500622 This car sold for a phenomenal amount of money. It was built on Aug 6, 1955, in DB 50 White with 333 Blue leather. It is now finished in anthracite gray metallic with dark red leather, reproduction Rudge wheels, reproduction luggage, and an odd-looking 4-spoke wooden steering wheel. Although it looked good in the catalog, it didn't impress me as much in person as the blue car at Gooding. There were lots of incorrect details—such as the unpainted valve cover—that you would not expect to see on a professional restoration. It appeared to me to be a car done specifically to be auctioned off. There was plenty of pizzazz, but the car was lacking in the details. So, why did this car sell for such an astounding price? The room buzzed when multiple European phone bidders got into a battle for the car, and money was no object. It is a seller's—and auctioneer's—dream when something like this happens. There is no rationalization for it; it is like the $99k 1966 VW Camper that sold at Gooding's Pebble Beach auction a few years ago. The sky-high price paid for this car certainly does not reflect the market for Gullwings in any way, and it would be impossible for me to re-create the sale the very next day. Auctions can be unpredictable, especially when bidders determined to buy a particular car start firing thousand-dollar bul- Seat Time Ross Anderson, via email: The year was 1962 and I was crewing on a 12 meter in the America's Cup trials in Newport, RI. The co-skipper had borrowed his buddy's Gullwing when the friend left town for a couple of weeks. At the time, I was dating a girl who had invited me to a dance at her college, and the co-skipper—in a moment of sheer stupidity—let me use it to take her to the dance and I would return it to Newport the next day. Well, let's say that transporting a young lovely in formal attire to a dance in a Gullwing is a challenge in and of itself, let alone any passionate interludes one might hope for; yet the evening was a memorable one for a guy who raced Bugeyes at the time. The next day, I left for Newport with my mother, an owner of a 190SL, and decided to show her the difference between these two classics. At the first entrance to the highway, I dropped gears and drifted onto the highway shifting up and hitting triple digits in what for me was an amazingly brief period. Once in 4th gear, I looked over to my mother, who was still pressed against the back of the seat with mouth open, eyes wide—and sparkling, since she too loved testing the limits even in the 190SL, whose limits were significantly different from the Gullwing! Upon reaching Newport in record time, we gave the car back to our co-skipper with many thanks and memories of what a real machine is like. Over the years I have enjoyed owning, racing and rallying many wonderful cars and now at 72, I still drive a highly modified Leyland Mini-Clubman and a V12 Jag XJ, but none have replaced the feeling behind the wheel of that 1957 Gullwing. April 2011 SCM Digital Bonus. Additional images and more... 51 lets. Who knew? I'd call this extremely well sold. Four Gullwings, ranging from a worn-out restoration project to an over-the-top sales result representing an auction dream come true. As I stated above, my favorite car was the Gooding 300SL. It had it all: good bones, alloriginal components, great colors and a longtime ownership history. You can never pay too much for that. Well, in retrospect, you can pay too much for anything, but the new owner of this Gullwing did just fine. ♦ Photos: Paul Markow © Courtesy of RM Auctions

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American Car Collector Profile 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E 427 Coupe This rare cat—the last Ford car equipped with the 427-ci engine—brought enough money to shake a few more of its kind onto the market by Dale Novak Details Year produced: 1968 Number produced: 357 (For GT-E 427) Original list price: $4,244 (Cougar), $4,542 (XR7) SCM Valuation: $41,000 – $75,000 Tune-up cost: $300 Distributor cap: $25 Chassis #: Passenger side dash near windshield Engine #: Date coded; below oil filter mount on left-hand side Club: Classic Cougar Automobile Club More: www.theclassiccougarnetwork. com/gte/ Alternatives: 1969 Dodge Daytona, 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Z16, 1969 Ford Boss Mustang 429 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 8F91W543367 ear. The Cougar was already a step above the Mustang in styling and comfort, so designers decided to stuff the potent 427 FE into a Cougar package—creating the ultimate blend of power and styling. The result was the Cougar GT-E. Equipped with the legendary 427 side oiler engine C Ford used to homologate its NASCAR racing program, the GT-E represents the end of an era, as it was the last Ford product sold with the 427, and the only Ford product sold with it in ‘68. At a cost of over $1,300, the GT-E package was perhaps the most radical performance package ever offered in a pony car. Factory options included C-6 Merc-O-Matic transmission, FR70x14 wide oval radial tires, power disc brakes, power steering, AM radio, décor interior group and styled steel wheels. The factory GT-E package included blacked out front headlamp cover and special front trim, blacked out taillight bezels, special extruded aluminum body side moldings, 3.50 standard axle ratio with nodular 9-inch rear end, super competition handling package, engine dress-up package, and a two-tone paint scheme. There are only 78,316 original miles on its matching- numbers drivetrain. This tireless five-year restoration was completed recently in carefully documented, factory-shipped detail. All original or N.O.S. parts were used exclusively 52 oming off winning Motor Trend's Car of the Year award in 1967 with the Cougar, Mercury designers wanted to create something in 1968 that would set the automotive world on its throughout. This car is registered with the Cougar National Database and the Cougar GT-E registry. Painstaking attention to detail has resulted in what many Cougar professionals believe to be one of the most complete and correct examples of this rare car known to date. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 1247, sold for $181,500, including buyer's premium, at the Barrett-Jackson sale in Scottsdale, AZ, on January 22, 2011. When it comes to big-money muscle, one very rarely thinks of a Mercury as a pinnacle of speed and performance. With the exception of perhaps Cyclones, you're more likely to recall your Father's '69 Montego convertible or wagon. It wasn't all bad—at least The Steve Miller Band had a catchy tune about buying a Mercury and cruising down the road. Enter the 7.0 liter. By 1968, the Ford 427 “side oiler” (so called be- cause, to ensure proper lubrication to the main bearings, it used a separate oil passage along the left hand side of the block to channel oil to the bearings) had already reached legendary status. Years earlier, Carroll Shelby had already figured out how to stuff it into a 2,350 pound alloy-bodied AC Cobra, and we all know how that story goes. The 427, not to be confused with the 428, was Ford's heavyweight contender to the Chrysler Hemis and Chevrolet 427/435 Corvette engines—and it was certainly a beast to be reckoned with. Out of the 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 Lot 425, s/n 136370F116848 Condition 2+ Sold at $75,190 Silver Auctions, Reno, NV, 8/5/10 SCM# 166148 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Lot S78.1, s/n 9F02Z158667 Condition 2Sold at $192,500 Mecum, Kansas City, MO, 12/2/10 SCM# 168292 1969 Dodge Daytona Lot S122, s/n XX29L9B390024 Condition 1Sold at $150,150 Mecum, St. Charles, IL, 3/10/08 SCM# 117960 Sports Car Market Photos: Barrett-Jackson

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SCM Digital Bonus box, it was rated at a stout 390 horsepower, which was wildly underrated to keep the insurance boys happy. Most Ford enthusiasts will froth at the mouth for anything with two doors and a rabid 427 under the hood. The 427 wasn't easy to come by. It was quickly supplanted by the 428, which was deemed more “streetable” and easier to keep in tune. By 1968, the only Ford production car you could still order with the 427 side oiler was the Mercury Cougar or the Cougar XR-7. As such, only 357 GT-E 427s were ever built (Standard Cougars and XR-7s combined). All of them came equipped with the C-6 automatic transmission. In the performance department, stock GT-Es clocked in at 15.1 seconds at 93.6 miles per hour—not “stick to your seat” fast, but quick for a luxury style muscle car. First time ever offered? Drilling down into the SCM database, we come up with, well, not one other GT-E 427 as a comparable car. Why? Well, this is reportedly the only 1968 Cougar GT-E ever offered at public auction. The best way to break down the result is to look at other rare, high-performance, lowproduction muscle cars. We can zero in on the Dodge Daytona, Boss 429 Mustangs and perhaps Z16 Chevelles, to name a few. These cars routinely trade well into the six-figure range for fully sorted, highly restored examples. It has been estimated by various resources that only 50 to 75 GT-Es have survived the test of time. Further, it is widely speculated that only about half of those are intact, running cars. Our subject car may just be the world's best example. The five-year-long restoration is well-documented and used only original or N.O.S. parts. The individual cost of some of the parts, especially N.O.S. 427 components, most likely could have purchased a nice-driving '65 Mustang coupe. Although the cost of the restoration was not made public, it could easily have run past six figures—even if you didn't pay all that much attention in math class. A great car to begin with This GT-E was originally sold at Frontier Lincoln-Mercury in Springfield, PA. It had been under the care of one owner until about 2005. At the time of restoration, the numbers-matching drivetrain was still intact. The body was fully intact and reported to be primarily rust-free, which resulted in a finished 7-Liter Cougar sporting all its original body panels. Documentation included the original owner card and the original dealer invoice. A deluxe Marti Report also backed up the build, options and other details. The car was also registered in the GT-E Registry. As such, the new owner can be assured of purchasing one of the best, if not the best, GT-Es in existence. The cat's out of the bag This isn't a case of investigative homework. With very few public sales to note, it's more of a gut-check to define the end-value. The SCM 2011 Price Guide shows $75k on the top end, but remember this is for a very high quality #2 car, so twice this number would put us spoton at $150k for a #1 example. Looking at other rare and desirable muscle cars, we have seen sales both north and south of this number. If we simply analyze the cost of the restoration, knowing that a proper N.O.S. approach is going to give you writer's cramp from issuing checks, we can assume that the restoration dinged the owner's bank account pretty hard. Keep in mind that all this started with a damn nice car. A $181,500 result will likely fire up a few more owners to bring one of these rare cats to auction to see if they can bring the same, or perhaps even more, greenbacks the next time out. In fact, it has been reported that six other GT-E owners came to the auction to witness the result. I think the GT-E's tree has been thoroughly shaken, so let's stand by and see what happens next. Until then, congratulations to the new owner and hats off to all the bidders for setting the bar high. Well bought and well sold until the market can speak with more clarity. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Barrett-Jackson.) SCM Digital Bonus. Additional images and more... April 2011 53

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Race Car Profile 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera This was the last Porsche racer you could collect at the factory and drive home by Simon Kidston Details Years produced: 1964–65 Number produced: About 110 Original list price: $7,500 SCM Valuation: $800,000–$1 million Cost per hour to race: $1,500 Chassis #: Riveted tag on front bulkhead, welded tag on rear cross-member Engine #: Front of case between distributors Club: Porsche Club of America (PCA) P.O. Box 1347 Springfield, VA 22151-0347 More: www.pca.org Alternatives: 1963-64 Alfa Romeo TZ1, 1963-4 Abarth Simca 2000, 1966 Porsche 906 SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 904017 Engine number: 99011 T his Porsche, 904017, was one of 31 examples destined for American shores. Originally finished in silver with a blue velour interior, the 904 was sold to local Porsche dealer and successful racer Don Wester of Monterey, CA. It was fitted with an air deflector and painted with a central stripe in yellow and black, Wester's racing colors. After a busy 1964 season, the race-proven 904 was treated to substantial engine and brake upgrades from the factory in preparation for another year of West Coast racing. On August 18, 1965, 904017 achieved what is perhaps its best-remembered win. At the Candlestick Park SCCAA C Production Race, Wester and the Porsche averaged 89.3 mph over the length of the race to beat Phil Hill in a Shelby Cobra, Augie Pabst in a Ferrari GTO and Milt Minter in another 904. The impressive results of 1965 gave Wester 3rd place overall in the SCCA's Pacific Coast Division A-Production Class, and the 904 gained some notoriety as well: it was featured prominently in both sports car journals and in Porsche Car Pacific advertising. When the 904 was replaced by the 906 at the end of the 1965 racing season, it was purchased by Robert W. Hansen of Porsche Car Pacific. After advertising the car in Road & Track, a buyer was found in Walter Bischoff of Stanton, CA, who registered the 904 for road use and kept it until 1969, whereupon it was sold to Bill Randle of Denver, Colorado. Mr. Randle, a Porsche mechanic, drove the 904 on the street and occasionally participated in club racing. After a year, Grady Clay, a customer of his, purchased it for approximately $6,000. Mr. Clay reports that he finally parted with the Porsche in 1987, selling it to Robert Pass of St. Louis, 54 MO. From there, the 904 was sold through Motor Classic Corporation to Harry Bytzek, a Toronto-based Porsche enthusiast. In the late 1980s, Mr. Bytzek traded the 904 to Dick Barbour, the famed Porsche racer and collector. In December 1989, the current owner purchased the car from Mr. Barbour and the 904 embarked on its second period of active racing. After participating in the 1991 Monterey Historics, 904017 was sympathetically restored and prepared by Stars & Stripes Motorsports in Carlsbad, California. After being tuned, sorted and prepared by the best fourcam specialists in Southern California, the 904 was ready for an all-out return to racing. Throughout the 1990s, the 904 became a fixture in the West Coast vintage racing circuit. During its many outings, the Porsche was almost always found at the front of the pack and was kept free from incident. In 2000, the 904 was shipped to Europe, where it successfully participated in the grueling Tour Auto. The Porsche has continued to compete in vintage events at Coronado and Monterey and today, the 904 appears very much the same as when it raced at Laguna Seca in 1964. Freshened cosmetically and kept in race-ready order, 904017 remains a very correct example that has never suffered from a serious accident, over-restoration, major modification or neglect. Of the 904s with significant racing history, this car is considered to be one of the very best survivors. It is offered with an extensive collection of spare parts that includes everything from minor components to a complete Peter Pohl-built four-cam racing engine. Beyond that, the car is offered with an extraordinary file that includes comprehensive historical documentation divided amongst three separate binders. 1964 Porsche 904 GTS Lot #326, s/n 904-021 Condition 2 Sold at $888,465 Bonhams, Goodwood, UK, 9/19/2008 SCM# 117786 1964 Porsche 904 GTS Lot #30, s/n 904061 Condition 2Sold at $684,072 Artcurial, France, 2/19/2007 SCM#44566 1963 Porsche 904 GTS Lot #26, s/n 904003 Condition 4 Sold at $565,000 Christie's, Monterey, CA, 8/17/2006 SCM# 42497 Sports Car Market Photos: RM Auctions

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SCM Digital Bonus SCM Analysis This car, Lot 23, sold for $1,045,000, including buyer's premium, at Gooding's Scottsdale, Arizona, auction on January 21, 2011. I overheard people at the sale who were stunned by the price, but they shouldn't have been surprised. A generation ago, you might have part-exchanged a 904 for its low-slung successor, the 906. Times and fashions change, and today it's the other way around. The 904 is a significant car in Porsche history. Designed by Ferdinand Porsche III, Ferry's eldest son and known in the family as “Butzi,” it was the company's first bespoke GT racer and was aimed squarely at the 2 Liter class of the FIA's GT Championship. Porsche had previously won this in 1961 with the Abarth-built Carrera GTL, despite the handicap of a 1.6-liter engine, and again in '62 with the newly homologated, 2-liter powered 356 Carrera 2. Now, for the '63 season, Abarth was planning a challenger of its own, the potent Abarth Simca 2000, while Alfa Romeo had homologated the Tubolare Zagato. Porsche's racing director, Huschke von Hanstein, was able to persuade his board that the Stuttgart firm, hungry for competition success after a shaky debut in Formula One, could benefit from a successful GT challenger—and recoup development costs by making it available for sale to private customers. The resulting Porsche 904, or Carrera GTS as it was also known, is a classic. Butzi's styling for the bodywork combined function and beauty—Porsche needed to sell 100 of them for homologation, after all—from the chisel-shaped nose, through the deeply curved windshield and the flying buttress roofline back to the neatly kicked-up tail. A novelty was the use of fiberglass for the bodies, which were supplied readymade by aircraft manufacturer Heinkel, who had diversified since their biggest client went out of business in 1945. A drive-home racer This shapely confection was powered by Porsche's fiendishly complicated four- cam motor in its final, most developed incarnation (albeit now with a plain bearing crankshaft), positioned in front of the rear axle—another first for a Porsche GT. Rated at 180 horsepower (rising to 190 horsepower for the 1966 season), the Type 587/3 motor could be supplied with muffled or open exhausts. Customers were almost evenly split on their choice of exhaust, which reflected the 904's versatility and appeal. The 904 was the last Porsche racer you could collect at the factory and drive home. Needless to say, the 904 achieved its aim, winning races well beyond the 2 Liter class of the ‘64 GT Championship. More than one Ferrari 250 GTO driver traded up to a 904, including the debonair Gianni Bulgari of the eponymous jewelry dynasty, who recently told me: “It was much better to drive than my GTO, much more modern. But I had to remove the seat to drive and instead put Dunlop foam rubber on the floor.” Bulgari even led the Targa Florio before breaking his 904's chassis after a high-speed landing. The bonded body/chassis assembly, by the way, made it a nightmare to repair; several 904s received new factory chassis, giving historians gray hairs ever since. Upsides and downsides Today good 904s are hot properties among car collectors of a certain level. On the downside, they're not the automotive bearer bonds certain ubiquitous Ferraris have become. Maintenance of their four-cam engines has the reputation of a dark art known to very few; the cockpit is better suited to Latin jockeys than bon vivants, and a relatively raucous driving experience may not suit everybody. The upside, though, is performance which would humble even a younger Carrera RS; rarity (around 110 made); worldwide eligibility and appeal, and that spine-tingling sound—assuming you can still feel your spine after a long drive. Although this 904 didn't have its original motor (which has just resurfaced in the U.K.), it was fitted with a correct Type 587/3 unit plus a rebuilt spare, which in itself would cost over $100,000 to replace. The seller—the same gentleman who sold the white D-type Jag at Gooding last year—had clearly enjoyed the 904 but, judging from its presentation and the records which came with it, he'd looked after it properly. He didn't offer it before, so it was fresh to the market. Take all those ingredients and you have the recipe for a successful sale. Another 904 with better international racing history was sold for $200k more last year; Gooding's result, after lots of pre-sale interest and three bidders competing for it, simply confirms the benchmark price for a no-excuses, well-sorted 904 with provenance. Wisely bought and satisfyingly sold. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding.) SCM Digital Bonus. Additional images and more... April 2011 55

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Market Reports Overview Six Arizona Auctions, $159.6m in Sales This year's Arizona auctions saw boosted bottom lines across the board, with final totals on par with what was achieved in the pre-crash days of 2007 and 2008 by Jim Pickering T he collector car year starts off with a monumental splash each January, with six auction houses setting up shop in the Valley of the Sun for what is one of the largest auction weeks of the international collector car calendar. This year's six Arizona auctions totaled a combined $159,580,341—well above last year's $126m (Russo and Steele did not report results last year due to the storm), and not far from the all-time record of $167m set during the booming days of 2007. Barrett-Jackson celebrated its 40th anniversary of hosting the Scottsdale auction, and this year, it was again top dog of the entire auction week, with 1,245 noreserve lots selling for a final total of $68.5m. Auction Analyst Dan Grunwald was there to note much interest among bidders, and according to Barrett-Jackson, 50% of those registered to buy took home a new vehicle. Barrett-Jackson's typical varied consignments returned once again, with the high sale of the event actually three lots in one: a 2008 Corvette Z06 coupe, a 44-foot custom Corvette catamaran boat, and a matching trailer, all of which sold for a combined $742,500. Gooding and Company again had the highest-selling car of the auction week, with the Ex-Benny Caiola 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione that made $2.09m. Overall, 121 of 131 lots sold here for a total of $34.9m—a $1m increase over last year's $33.9m, and a new Scottsdale auction record for Gooding. Contributing Editor Donald Osborne noted eight cars sold above $1m, including a Porsche 904 racer at $1,045,000 (see the Race profile, p. 48) and a 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic which made $1,705,000 (see the Etceterini profile, p. 44). RM Auctions saw the biggest jump in totals this year, with 172 cars bringing $30.8m—a 56% increase from last year's $19.6m, and the highest overall total achieved in the history of this 12-year event. Senior Auction Analyst Carl Bomstead observed spirited bidding throughout both days of the sale, with sales at SCM 1-6 Scale Condition Rating: 1: National concours standard/ perfect 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws 3: Average daily driver in decent condition 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts 58 Sales Totals Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ Gooding & Co., Scottsdale, AZ RM Auctions, Phoenix, AZ Russo and Steele, Scottsdale, AZ Silver Auctions, Ft. McDowell, AZ MotoeXotica, Phoenix, AZ $1,251,754 $3,715,374 $68,509,290 $34,980,400 $30,811,075 $20,057,136 both “The British are Back” and the general Phoenix auction adding up to a final sell-through rate of 96%. High sale honors went to a 1949 Ferrari 166 MM that made $1,870,000 (see the Ferrari profile, p. 38). After horrendous conditions which caused tents to collapse and thousands of dol- lars in damage to consignments at its event here in 2010, Russo and Steele's annual Scottsdale auction took place under calm and sunny skies, with 379 of 607 lots selling for a final total of $20m—second only to the $20.1m sold here in 2007. Auction Analyst Sam Stockham found the company's resilience and final results impressive, with a good assortment of quality cars offered at a variety of price points. Senior Auction Analyst B. Mitchell Carlson traveled to Fort McDowell for Silver's annual Phoenix event, which this year consisted of two auctions rather than one: the main Fort McDowell auction, and the Last Chance sale, which happened a week later. The main auction saw 209 of 334 lots sell for $3.7m, while the last chance event totaled $255,312 from 21 of 64 lots. Combined, these numbers added up to a total just slightly above the $3.9m set here in 2010, which was great news for buyers and sellers looking to trade consignments at $30k and below. Arizona newcomer MotoeXotica expanded into ICA's old timeslot this year, with $1.2m made from 74 of 216 lots. B. Mitchell Carlson was there to kick off auction week, noting how Manheim's professional facilities and MotoeXotica's experienced team helped make this an improvement over past events sharing the same segment of the market. Finally, in his report on recent eBay Motors activity, Geoff Archer takes a look at some fresh catches, as well as a couple of celebrity-owned collectibles you may want to throw back. ♦ Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione race car, $2,090,000—G&C, p. 80 2. 1949 Ferrari 166 MM roadster, $1,870,000—RM, p. 88 3. 1933 Packard 1006 sports phaeton, $1,760,000—RM, p. 92 4. 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic coupe, $1,705,000—G&C, p. 76 4. 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda convertible, $1,705,000—R&S, p. 108 6. 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB alloy long nose coupe, $1,430,000—G&C, p. 78 7. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL coupe, $1,375,000—RM, p. 88 8. 1929 Duesenberg Model J dual cowl phaeton, $1,237,500—RM, p. 92 9. 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS coupe, $1,045,000—G&C, p. 76 10. 1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona convertible, $1,017,500—G&C, p. 78 1. 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic coupe, $1,705,000—G&C, p. 76 2. 1968 Aston Martin DB6 coupe, $145,750—RM, p. 86 3. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Yenko SC coupe, $192,500—R&S, p. 108 4. 1933 Ford 3-window custom coupe, $38,500—B-J, p. 64 5. 1965 Buick Riviera GS 2-dr hard top, $30,316—MO, p. 128 Sports Car Market Best Buys

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ 40th Scottsdale Collector Car Auction All of the Arizona auctions did well this year, but as always, Barrett-Jackson was the volume leader and the 800-pound gorilla in the room Company Barrett Jackson Date January 17-23, 2011 Location Scottsdale, Arizona Auctioneer Assiter & Associates; Tom “Spanky” Assiter, lead auctioneer Automotive lots sold / offered 1,245/1,245 Sales rate 100% Sales total $68,509,290 High sale 1932 Ford custom roadster sold for $346,500 Report and photos by Dan Grunwald and Carl Bomstead Market opinions in italics T he sky was blue and the money was green at Barrett-Jackson's 40th Anniversary event. Buyers enthusiastically spent good money this year for well-restored and original customs, classics, and muscle cars under the biggest tent in Scottsdale. According to Barrett-Jackson, nearly 50% of the bidders took home a vehicle, and 45% of the consignors were “first timers.” There is always a diverse selection of automobiles at Barrett-Jackson's flagship Scottsdale event, but it seemed like there was an even wider array this year. Classics and American cruisers from the '40s, '50s, and '60s were available in spades, and there was a heavy assortment of muscle cars, hot rods, tractors, horse-drawn wagons, trucks, and even a Pitts Special aerobatic airplane. As all Barrett-Jackson events are no-reserve affairs, all the lots on offer found new homes. There were prices to match all categories as well. Hammer prices seemed quite fair for both parties in most instances, with a few bargains and also some of those “silly money” purchases that always amaze me. There were also numerous brand-new, special-build cars that were mostly sold for various charitable causes. B-J doesn't charge any commissions on these vehicles, and it raises millions of dollars for charity by offering them. The top seller this year was a 2008 Z06 Corvette that was offered alongside a Z06-powered 44-foot catamaran boat and trailer. Offered as one lot, all three sold for a combined $742,500. A few of my favorites included a 60 2010 Marine Technology Custom Corvette 44-foot catamaran, custom trailer, and 2008 Corvette Z06 coupe, sold at a combined $742,500 Buyer's premium 10%, included in sold prices supercharged 1954 Kaiser-Darrin that sold for $132,000, a 1933 hot rod Ford pickup that was beautifully built and bid to $181,500, and a very nice Amphicar that brought $123,200, which was just shy of the $124,200 record price set here in 2006. A very well done 1956 Isetta 300 also found a new home for $47,300, matching the record price set here last year for a nearly identical car. Some of the biggest buzz of the entire auction week centered around the Pontiac ambulance that was purported to have transported John F. Kennedy from Air Force One on the return to Washington after his 1963 assassination. Although BarrettJackson's consignor had documentation that seemed to prove its provenance as the real deal, other information came to light during the sale that suggested the original car was actually destroyed at the request of the Kennedy Library back in the mid-1980s. The questions certainly brought worldwide publicity to the vehicle, and the mystery will likely not be solved anytime soon. Despite the questions surrounding it, the ambulance still brought $132,000 on the block, and the Barrett-Jackson team is to be commended for their forthright and transparent presentation of the facts without attempting to discredit either side. Simply allowing the bidders to make their own decisions based on the questions and facts was a good forthright way to handle this complicated situation. All of the Arizona auctions did well this Sales Totals year, but as always, Barrett-Jackson was the volume leader and the 800-pound gorilla in the room. It again featured the most money, the most cars sold, the most visitors, and the most buyers of all the Arizona auctions—a fitting tribute for its 40th anniversary event in Scottsdale. ♦ $20m $40m $60m $80m $100m $120m 0 Sports Car Market 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ ENGLISH #1243-1955 JAGUAR XK 140 roadster. S/N 811137. Silver/black leather. Odo: 85,514 miles. Very nice fit and finish with one chip on hood edge. A few windshield scratches noted. Chrome and interior look new, black paint looks good but isn't factory correct. Detailed underneath. Fitted with period Lucas driving lights. On chrome wire wheels with Avon this was a nice restoration, and it should make a good driver. The E-type is an all-time classic design that will never look dated, and their popularity means parts and service should never be an issue. Sold well today, and both parties should be pleased. #1583-1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 BJ8 convertible. S/N HBJ8L41801. Blue/black canvas/black vinyl. Odo: 84,347 miles. Good chrome, some dents and pitting in grille surround and top trim pieces. Door edge chips on right side. Dull rear window. Soft top has a repair on the right side and a tear on the left. New interior. Chrome poor on vent-window latches. Engine and electric said to have been rebuilt radial tires. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $134,200. Very well restored in the early '90s, and still showed well enough to win more recent concours honors. Beautiful overall, this attracted lots of spirited bidding from the crowd, but I'd consider this price over the top. Well sold. #55.2-1960 MGA roadster. S/N GHNL83130. Red/tan vinyl. Odo: 354 miles. Fresh paint, all new chrome and trim, new interior. Very detailed restoration, but not all correct factory parts or colors. Fuel gauge face appears dull. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $39,600. 325.2). Claimed to have a 1988 body and engine. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $22,000. These were no longer sold in the U.S. after 1974. Quite a few were imported on older titles in the 1980s and 1990s, but it's difficult to say how much of this one was 1967 and how much was 1988. Looked good overall, without the windshield rust issues these tend to develop in wet climates. Well sold, as titling might be an issue depending on your state's DMV laws. GERMAN during restoration. Undercoated. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $55,000. Sold at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale sale in January '09, where it made $66,000 (SCM# 119293). The last production year for the big Healey. This would make for a nice driver or local show car, and it was priced fairly. #615-1974 MGB convertible. S/N GHN5UE358331. Tan/black/tan cloth & leather. Odo: 48,031 miles. A low-mileage MGB. Decent repaint shows well, but trunk lid fits high and has a dent where the luggage rack was snugged down too tight. Poorly painted #693.2-1956 BMW ISETTA 300 coupe. S/N 493985. Two-tone yellow/brown vinyl. Odo: 33 miles. Fresh restoration with new paint, chrome, and interior. Lots of scratches on rear window and some on side glass. Very desirable “Z,” chrome trims on side, and European small headlights. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $47,300. An early '56 “bubble window” model. The chrome wire wheels and tan interior looked nice, but were not available on this car from the factory. Nonetheless, very appealing, and the Barrett-Jackson crowd apparently liked it. Well sold. #973.1-1964 JAGUAR XKE convertible. S/N 881495. Red/black canvas/tan windshield surround, dull taillight leather. Odo: 84,645 miles. New paint shows a few visible flaws, including one door edge chip. New chrome, interior, and top. Both side windows scratched, some stone chips on windshield. Trunk lid sits very high. New wiring and synchromesh transmission, original transmission included. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $77,000. Overall, lenses. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $8,250. Early chromebumper cars are the MGBs to have, and the ones mounted on this car were in great shape overall. A great driver B that really only needed minor fixes before being ready for local shows. Price achieved was market-correct. FRENCH #325.1-1967 CITROËN 2CV CHARLESTON coupe. S/N 7019446. Twotone gray/gray canvas. Odo: 41,155 km. Original paint still mostly shiny, with chips and scratches on front. New metal O-rings on seats with velour covers. Fog lights and rally bumper. 2-cycle 4-stroke. Sold as a pair with its own period-correct, one-wheel trailer (lot# 62 Sports Car Market These cars were first developed by Iso Works in Italy; BMW later purchased production rights and built the Isetta. Always popular here, and well-restored examples have tended to bring strong dollars lately (although never this strong). Poor ventilation suggests the car was either leaving Arizona or is destined to be a garage ornament. #1008.2-1965 AMPHICAR 770 convert- ible. S/N 106521919. Turquoise/yellow & white vinyl. Odo: 12,185 miles. Restored to “better than new” condition. New interior, paint and chrome. All weatherstripping appears

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ to have been recently replaced. Hood fits high at rear. Does not have factory optional cleats for mooring. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $123,200. As they say, “a mediocre car and a mediocre boat in one!” Great for picking up girls in town and driving to the lake. Or you could buy two very nice Testarossas instead. This was just shy of the $124,200 record price paid here for another Amphicar in January '06 (SCM# 40359), and I'd call it very well sold indeed. #387.1-1979 PORSCHE 930 coupe. S/N 9309800283. Gray/black leather. Odo: 51,830 miles. Numerous nicks and chips in paint as well as windshield. Fitted with custom wheels, shifter, and Momo removable steering wheel. Gigantic speakers behind driver. The last year motorcycle. Don't think it could be built for this price, so would have to call it well bought, but the training wheels really diminish the effect. AMERICAN #1243.2-1929 PACKARD EIGHT con- vertible coupe. S/N 267781C. Maroon/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 5,999 miles. Numerous visible dents, paint prep flaws, etc. Interior still very nice but not perfect, with some wear noted. Fitted with Trippe lights, grille guard, dual sidemounts, golf club door, chassis. Eight modern Stromberg carbs feed an 8/71 blower. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $181,500. Last seen at Mecum Indy in May 2010, where it was a no-sale at $50,000 (SCM# 163957). Innovative design showed top workmanship and driveability. It started right up and idled well—not easy to accomplish with an 8/71 supercharger. Lots of interest and all the money. Very well sold. #933.1-1933 STUTZ TOMCAT custom for the 930 in the U.S. market. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $29,700. These things are explosively quick, but they can be hard to handle by people unfamiliar with their characteristics. The seller is probably glad to see it go, and the buyer should be pleased if the engine holds up. Fair price for a Turbo that's not stock and has obviously been well used, but hasn't started to fall apart yet. SWEDISH #311-1971 VOLVO P1800 E coupe. S/N 184363033398. Mustard yellow/black leather. Odo: 13,169 miles. Good repaint, newer chrome, trim dented on right side fender top spear. Some interior wear but still serviceable overall, new seats and dashpad cover look nice. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $11,500. This was said to roadster. S/N TCRTK43010001. Green/tan leather. Odo: 7,453 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Full custom on a Stutz platform, titled as a 1933 Stutz. High quality custom fiberglass prototype roadster. Still looks fresh despite 7,453 miles on the odometer. As-new every- miles. Very high end, all-steel street rod. Even the unique grille shell is all hand-built in steel. Custom shortened '55 Olds dash, race car and rumble seat. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $110,000. This appeared to be an older restoration that was just starting to show some age. And if you're looking for a vintage tourer to use, that's just how you want to buy one. Not a bad deal considering its condition. #457.2-1933 FORD 3-WINDOW custom coupe. S/N 2050. Orange/tan leather. Odo: 495 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Spotless '33 three-window with beautiful color-faded flames and custom leather interior. Pete & Jakes frame, chrome straight axle. Disc brake front suspension and chrome BEST BUY where. Custom leather and ostrich interior, liftoff hard top. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $71,500. Oneoff built by Larry Burchett. Unusual, slightly smaller look, unlike most other hot rods that are based on factory models. Everyone seemed to like it, and at the price paid, it'll be hard to duplicate. #1261-1941 PACKARD 110 woodie be an original New Mexico car that had been in one family ownership since new. Based on that, and its decent overall condition, I'd call it well bought. Simon Templar would be proud. #1287-1999 C TEK “BIG TOE” custom motorcycle. Yellow. 7½ feet tall, 16 feet long, tires 5 feet wide, and weighing over 3,600 lbs. Built in Sweden with Jaguar V12 said to make 300 hp. Uses a two-pump hydraulic system to assist steering and suspension. Supported by a pair of oversized “training wheels,” which the bike cannot apparently be driven without. Sold on a bill of sale. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $88,000. Recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records as the world's tallest rideable 64 Ford 9” with coil-overs and drums in rear. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $38,500. This rod looked spotless from top to bottom. It was obviously built with much care and many dollars, and it would be impossible to replicate it at the price paid. Very well bought. #1033-1933 FORD Custom pickup. S/N 18519067. Copper/beige leather. Odo: 786 Sports Car Market wagon. S/N 14872319. Maroon/black vinyl/ tan vinyl. Odo: 14,865 miles. Some dust and flaws in paint, visible filler in what appears to be mostly original wood. Lots of scratches on back glass. Nice chrome shows no issues, interior looks to have been redone at some point. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $110,000. The Packard

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ 110 was a step below the 120, but this one was in great shape overall. The ten-year-old restoration still looked show-worthy, and I can't fault the new owner for paying this price to take it home with him. #459-1947 CHEVROLET 3100 pickup. S/N CA961116. Green/brown vinyl. Odo: 390 miles. 216-ci I6, 1-bbl, 4-sp. Good “truck level” paint with some obvious filler underneath. Nice chrome, solid tool and accessory boxes on back, many period phone company parts included. Very good original-style re- chrome. Some pitting on the door handles. Well restored engine, dashboard, and interior, including new wood on the bed and new fender welting. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $37,950. A very well restored and attractive truck in a hard-tofind panel configuration. The added write-off potential as an advertising vehicle perhaps added some to the bid here, as this price was a bit steep. #695.1-1950 CROSLEY HOTSHOT roadster. S/N WN5400193351. Red/tan vinyl. Odo: 96 miles. Paint shows some dust in the windshield frame and edge chips on the painted wheels. All new chrome and trim. Fit and finish likely exceed Crosley factory standards. Said to be capable of 90 mph with just 26.5 hp. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $25,300. Last sold for $20,520 looks stylish. Supercharged engine. #130 of 435 total built. The Kaiser Company's last gasp. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $132,000. The fiberglass Darrin bodies were built by Glasspar Boat Company on Henry J chassis and featured pocket doors that slid into the front fenders. Slower, yes, but a far more unusual sight than a T-Bird or Corvette of the era. Market-correct price paid. #955.2-1955 CHEVROLET NOMAD stored interior and dash. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $35,200. Quite a striking pickup. The phone company wasn't known for taking care to preserve their old trucks, so this was a real treat to see. Sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any car show. Trucks continue to be popular in the market, so this price was no surprise. #1325.3-1948 CUSTOM DRY LAKES Belly Tank racer. S/N N/A. Blue & white/ black vinyl. Very pretty paint scheme with vintage decals. Quick-change differential and 3-speed transmission hooked to a flathead V8. Old brass label on cowl reads “1948 Belly Tanker.” Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $71,500. Dry lakes racing exploded in popularity after the wagon. S/N VC55K091792. Blue & white/ blue & white vinyl. Odo: 12 miles. 265-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Very light pitting visible on some of the chrome trim. Tinted glass all around. Left headlight trim fits wide, all else looks like new. Nomad National, Best of Show, and AACA National 1st Place 2001 badges on at Silver Auctions in Reno, NV, August 2009 (SCM# 141611). It was a Crosley Hotshot that won the first Sebring Index of Performance in 1951. It was also the first production U.S. car with standard disc brakes. Cost $872 in 1950. This was a strong price, but it was still close to what other nice examples have made recently. #1299-1953 BUICK SKYLARK 2-dr hard top. S/N 16823408. Blue/blue & white leather. Odo: 52,444 miles. 322-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Recent restoration and an AACA National Winner in 2010. Front chrome a bit weak in places, some dents in side window trim chrome. Retrofitted with trunk-mounted a/c. Footcontrolled signal-seek radio. Cond: 2+. close of WWII, with racers quickly realizing that surplus aircraft drop tanks made excellent streamlined race car bodies. You don't see many today, and this one looked well constructed, although no racing history was displayed. A fair deal for both parties. #49-1949 CHEVROLET 3100 panel truck. S/N GBA1012499. Two-tone blue/ brown vinyl. Odo: 3,476 miles. Smooth sides, good quality new paint, and mostly new SOLD AT $126,500. Listed twice in the SCM Database: sold for at $83,600 at RM in Monterey, 2002 (SCM# 28838), and $97,520 at Mecum's Kissimmee sale in January 2009 (SCM# 119448). A very unusual and extremely rare Skylark hard top concept vehicle. Sold at $16,500 over lot #1323, the also nice (but much more common) Skylark convertible. #1283.1-1954 KAISER-DARRIN convert- ible. S/N 161001130. Mint Green/Mint Green leather. Odo: 2 miles. 161-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Beautifully restored with new paint, chrome, interior, and three-position folding top, and still 66 wheel, interior dash trim pitted and cut up for gauges in dash. Delamination on side glass. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $39,600. An amateur custom with wavy sides and many evident flaws. It would take a fair amount of work to fix the is- Sports Car Market grille. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $95,700. This car had been given a full restoration in 2000, and it still looked great throughout. Nomads will always be among the most desirable of the entire Tri-Five line, and many consider the '55 to be the cleanest design. Still, at the price paid, this was very well sold. #74-1956 CHEVROLET BEL AIR convertible. S/N C560074037. Red & white/ white/red & white vinyl. Odo: 79,294 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Shiny paint with numerous chips, door gaps variable. Wiper-scratched windshield. Cracked chrome hood bar. Shiny custom vinyl interior with later SS Chevrolet floor console and shifter. Custom steering

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ sues noted, but this would be a nice cruiser even as-is. Slightly expensive at the price paid, as a repaint won't be cheap. #4210-1958 BUICK CENTURY Caballero wagon. S/N 6E2011383. Reef Coral Pink/pink & white. Odo: 19,293 miles. 364-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Newer paint in an unusual color. Large vent misfit on driver's door, some pitting on door handles, and a few paint chips. Steering wheel has paint chips and flaws. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $66,000. A two-year-only model, small trim dents, but really just a lightly used, 165-mile show car. Finned retro drum brakes and custom plexiglass bubble top. Equipped with hemi V8 with custom headers and air conditioning. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $71,500. Started life as a '59 Plymouth and still slightly recognizable from the rear. Completed in 2008 in the style of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth's customs of the 1950s. I would call it fairly bought and sold despite its recent birth. #1277-1963 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE JFK ambulance. S/N 863P198767. Gray/blue vinyl. Odo: 38,916 miles. 389-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Utilitarian paint job shows abundant prep flaws and rough panels. Claimed to be the ambulance used to transport JFK's body from Air Force One in Washington. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $132,000. There was quite a lot of controversy surrounding the authenticity of this vehicle, as during the auction, some evidence came to this Caballero wagon looked about as nimble as an army tank, but was still incredibly stylish. These have a great look to them, with no center pillar like a four-door hard top. The market has seen several others sell at even more than this price, including one that brought $93,500 at RM's Meadow Brook sale in August '07 (SCM# 46025). Well bought. #9580-1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA convertible. S/N F58F131676. Blue/white/blue & white vinyl. Odo: 14 miles. 348-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 3-sp. High-level restoration with only 14 miles on the odometer. Good options include 348 and Tri-Power, power steering, power brakes, 3-speed on the column, Continental kit, and light that the original car had been destroyed by the Kennedy Library in the mid-1980s, with photos of a similar car in a crusher as proof. Barrett-Jackson had plenty of documentation to state otherwise, but the car was sold with the question lingering. There were plenty of believers in the audience, as evidenced by the top bid. #981-1966 CHEVROLET NOVA SS 2-dr hard top. S/N 118376N155898. Lemonwood Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 267 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Well restored with new paint and interior. Chrome and trim show well, all panel gaps to factory specs. Detailed L79 said to be the original unit. Detailed undercarriage. Collection. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $53,900. Originally a 2-bbl car and couldn't have been GT-optioned from factory, but the high-level restoration brought lots of action on the podium. A very good K-code convertible would have a hard time seeing these final numbers. #937-1967 SHELBY GT500 replica fast- back. S/N 7T02S151794. Blue/tan vinyl. Odo: 85 miles. 428-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Trunk gap wide, front right fender-to-door alignment looks off a bit, hood sits high at front. Scratches on side glass, lots of stone chips on rear glass. New interior with correct 8,000-rpm tach. 428 dual-quad engine with Shelby air cleaner. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $77,000. This began life as a 390 Mustang and was then built to replicate a Shelby GT500. Many new parts and lots of hours later, an “almost” GT500 emerges. It was done well enough to approach a real Shelby price. #58-1968 BARRACUDA FORMULA S fastback. S/N BN029H8B117146. White/blue vinyl. Odo: 99,339 miles. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Most paint and chrome shows well, with wear on hood plates and scratches on gas cap. Hood sits high at rear. Wheelwell trim heavily dented. Painted finish on top of console dual antennas. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $198,000. An exceptional car that appeared flawless. Impalas of this vintage are on the rise, but even so, this one sold for an over-the-top price. #1328.1-1959 PLYMOUTH ATOMIC PUNK bubble top hot rod. S/N M2531O5172. Red/white. Odo: 165 miles. Has a couple of Cond: 1. SOLD AT $83,600. I couldn't find any faults with this clean little Nova, and it warmed my heart to think that my own Lemonwood '66 might approach these numbers. #696.1-1966 FORD MUSTANG convert- ible. S/N 6F08CF361991. Red/white/red vinyl. Odo: 3,398 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. New paint and chrome, some dents on A-pillar trim. Straight body panels and good gaps. Fitted with GT trim pieces. Detailed engine with updated aluminum intake and Cobra valve covers. Well detailed undercarridge. Part of the Jerry Minor 68 wearing thin. Right side window has heavy scratches. Lace-on steering wheel cover. In the Chrysler Registry, decoded by Galen Govier. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $23,100. These 383s were able to keep up with most of the Big Three's factory muscle back in 1968, and they aren't seen often today. This one had a good look, and at the price paid, I'd consider it both fairly bought and sold. Sports Car Market

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ #969.1-1969 MERCURY COUGAR XR-7 convertible. S/N 9F94R580031. Green/white/ black overspray on rubber parts and small wires. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $51,700. An aboveaverage driver and local show car. It did show several shortcuts that had been taken, but each of those should be relatively easy to fix if the new owner wants to take them on. As it sat, the price was fair to both parties. white vinyl. Odo: 25,608 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Very good fresh paint and chrome. New interior with only a couple of slight detail issues. Correct 428 date-coded engine block with Ram Air induction and a/c. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $88,000. An R-code Cougar with Marti Report and complete high-level restoration. Like a top-drawer Mustang, but with many fewer to be seen at the shows. Well bought and sold. #1334.1-1969 PONTIAC TRANS AM coupe. S/N 223379N108102. White & blue/ blue vinyl. Odo: 63,669 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Wide door-to-fender gaps. Couple scratches under chrome and couple small pits on front grille. Some trim scratches. Equipped with power steering, power brakes, Rally II wheels, Rally dash with tach and gauges, and Ram Air induction. Numbers matching. shaker hood scoop. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $41,800. The included Marti Report, a good restoration, and an ever-popular red paint job all helped this Mustang acheive a market-correct price. Well bought and sold. #1034-1970 PLYMOUTH 'CUDA 2-dr hard top. S/N BS23VOB320411. Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 53,162 miles. 440-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Paint a bit thick and wavy on side panels. Visible scratches on side glass, with one large chip on driver's side. Original interior shows heavy wear and cracking on driver's seat. #938.1-1970 FORD MUSTANG Mach 1 fastback. S/N 0R05M119396. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 28,392 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Fresh paint and chrome. A-pillar crack in right side paint. New seats and carpet. Console shows some age on chrome. With a/c and and rear bumpers painted. Seats lightly worn. A rare 340 shaker hood convertible. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $80,300. These smaller-displacement cars are always overshadowed by the Hemis and 440s, but I'd argue that they're better overall drivers. Sure, they don't have the tire-twisting torque of their bigger brothers, but they still feature plenty of power. One of just eleven built for 1971. Well bought. #690-1979 PONTIAC TRANS AM coupe. S/N 2Y87Z9N154288. Silver/silver vinyl. Odo: 818 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. An 818-mile original with factory plastic wrap still on seats. Tenth-anniversary model sold Arizona owner in 1998 and stored since. Still to wears a $10,812 window sticker. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $55,000. Still factory-new and still won't be driven. Not sure we'll see 300% appreciation over the next thirty years, but a fair buy today. #986-1987 BUICK GNX coupe. S/N 1G4GT1171HP452230. Black/black & gray. Odo: 5,527 miles. 3.8L turbocharged V6, auto. Several small stone chips on front paint, delamination on bottom left of windshield. Includes build sheet, PHS documents, ProtectO-Plate, original brochure, owner's manual, and key code knockout blanks. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $89,100. The first year for the Trans Am and said to be one of just 689 equipped with both Ram Air III and 4-speed transmission. A fair buy for a lowish-miles car with documentation, good options, and rare, desirable powertrain. #960.4-1970 FORD MUSTANG Boss 302 fastback. S/N 0F02G135171. Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 33,821 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Paint looks a bit thick and has visible flaws but shows very shiny. Scratches on side glass and wiper scratches on windshield. New carpet and dashpad in otherwise original interior. Said to be a numbers-matching rebuilt engine and transmission. Engine is clean, but has Undercarriage detailed. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $55,000. This wasn't perfect, but it showed well nonetheless. Big-block Mopar E-bodies are still some of the most desirable of all Mopar muscle, but considering the current market and this one's needs, I have to say it sold very well. #1242.2-1971 DODGE CHALLENGER convertible. S/N JH27H1B386666. Citron Yella/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 11,548 miles. 340-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Good paint, few small trim dents, tight gap on trunk lid, front #12 of 547 built. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $72,600. The fastest U.S.-built car you could buy in 1987, and Buick did it with a V6. This lowmileage car appeared to have been put away when new, and with their relative rarity today, it will probably never be enjoyed as it was meant to be. A market price. © 70 Sports Car Market

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Gooding & Company Scottsdale, AZ The Scottsdale Auction For the third time in as many years, Gooding sold the most expensive car of the Arizona weekend, and it was one of eight cars it sold in excess of $1m Company Gooding & Company Date January 21-22, 2011 Location Scottsdale, Arizona Auctioneer Charlie Ross Automotive lots sold / offered 121/131 Sales rate 92% Sales total $34,980,400 High sale 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione, sold at $2,090,000 Buyer's premium 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione, sold at $2,090,000 Report and photos by Donald Osborne Select photos by Tony Piff Market opinions in italics it exceeded 2010 totals by almost an even $1m. Friday's session offered 57 lots and resulted in 86% of them moving on to new owners. The second day on Saturday saw 71 lots sell through at 100%, which is a rare thing in a sale with reserve prices—the auction world's equivalent of a no-hitter in baseball. Gooding once again hosted the high sale of all the C Arizona auctions, achieving $2,090,000 for a 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione. It was the third time in as many years that the Santa Monica-based company took home the high-sale trophy, and the Ferrari was one of eight cars it sold in excess of $1m. Many of the early lots sold below or just at their low estimates, with the event seeming to come to life at lot 15, the first of three Ferrari 275 GTBs in the sale, which sold at a correct $797,500. The first of the stars arrived at lot 23, a superb 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS. Bidding opened at a strong $800k on the way to a deserved $1,045,000. That top-selling Ferrari came from the collection of the late Benny Caiola, one of Maranello's best customers and an avid club racer, from whose estate a number of late-model road and competition cars were offered. In 72 oming back to Scottsdale for its fourth annual sale, Gooding & Company shared in the strength to be seen all over town. With sales totaling nearly $35m over two days of selling, addition to the FXX, among the cars catalogued were his 1999 Ferrari 333 SP which sold for $781,000, his well-driven 1990 Ferrari F40 which brought $495,000, an F50 that made $814,000, and a virtually no-mileage 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo that sold for a retail $181,500. Failing to sell was his 2005 Maserati MC12, out of pull at $980,000, and the collection's 2008 F430 Scuderia also went back after a top offer of $195,000. The allure of unrestored cars continues to intensify, and three in the sale deserve special mention. An undoubted star of the proceedings was Lot 157, the 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic coupe. A two-owner car from new, it was last registered for the road in 1978 and offered by its owner of 56 years. It was truly a gleaming, preserved original car, and its jet-inspired style and history zoomed it past the $1.4m high estimate to sell at $1,705,000. On the other hand, the 1948 Tucker 48 was a genuine barn find. Long out of sight and thought to be the car which ran at the Bonneville Salt Flats, the ambitious project brought a strong $797,500. Gooding & Company is also a great host at Sales Totals its sales, with complimentary snacks, sweets and even a guacamole bar late in the sale to keep the spirits of bidders from flagging. I also heartily commend Gooding for continuing with the two-day format, which allows for a manageable session length, and would only suggest that it consider adding additional spotters in the large tent in order to make the bidding process a bit less stressful. ♦ $5m $10m $15m $20m $25m $30m $35m 0 Sports Car Market 2011 2010 2009 2008 10%, included in sold prices Photo: Tony Piff

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Gooding & Company Scottsdale, AZ ENGLISH #101-1949 BENTLEY MK VI drophead coupe. S/N B87EW. Eng. # B293E. Silver/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 73,561 miles. Variable panel fit, good paint and chrome. Interior nice, with some light soiling on upholstery. Excellent wood trim. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $104,500. The post-war Bentley Mk VI and Rolls-Royce Silver ing edge of hood. Interior in nice condition. Twin-plug engine, DB4 GT gearbox. Titled as a 1955. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $181,500. A superbly executed alloy-bodied replica, or “recreation,” to use the words of the builders. The price may seem high, but the workmanship was stunning and it had a truly potent drivetrain. Well worth it. #155-1959 ASTON MARTIN DB MK III coupe. S/N AM30031564. Eng. # DBA1207. Metallic red/biscuit leather. Good door and hood fit, rear hatch slightly off. Excellent paint has light polish scratches. Shiny chrome shows some light pitting. Some perished rubber. Original interior has great patina on still-supple seats, somewhat cloudy paint on dashboard. Color changed from original British Racing panel fit, especially for a Lotus. Shiny paint shows light surface scratches. Very good chrome, except for light pitting on door win- Dawn sedans were the first “factory” bodies offered for these marques. There were still custom-built 2-door models in dramatically different style than the sedans. Examples such as this one, which look too much like the standard 4-door, suffer in value. Market-correct price. #132-1956 MGA 1500 roadster. wood-rimmed dependable S/N HDC4314153. Eng. # BP15GB4212. Island Green/tan canvas/tan leather. Superb panel fit, very good paint and chrome. Excellent interior. Aftermarket looks, mechanicals, vast steering wheel. One of the best MGA restorations I've seen. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $63,800. The MGA has great Green. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $176,000. The last of the DB Mk series before the launch of the DB4. Sold by an SCMer, it appeared to be a good, solid, honest car. I do wish the color hadn't been changed from BRG, but I can't deny that the bronzey metallic red suited the shape well. These '50s cars have not seen the wild leap the '60s Astons have, but interest is growing. Market-correct price. roadster. #1-1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-6 BN6 S/N BN6L3511. Eng. # 26DRUH70399. Blue & white/blue leather. Odo: 91,314 miles. Excellent paint has held up well since 1989 restoration. Tight, even panel fit. Good bright trim with light pitting on most pieces, excellent chrome on wheels. Interior sharp. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $46,200. Older parts availability, and has been really cheap for a long time. Although a color change from the delivered black over red, the soft green and tan scheme fit this one perfectly. The bidders thought so, too, and ran it way above the $45k high estimate. This one had curb appeal for days, and no—this does not mean all MGAs are now $60k cars. #44-1957 ASTON MARTIN DBR2 replica roadster. S/N LB29076. Eng. # 4004887SVC. Aston Racing Green/green check cloth. RHD. Variable panel fit, to racer standards. Very good paint, marred only by small chips on lead- partial restoration on a very good original Healey by an SCMer. Regularly driven on tours, it presented well today. The pre-sale estimates of $75k–$90k would've been accurate a few years ago, but the price realized seemed about right for the current market, if a tad light. Well bought. #127-1963 LOTUS ELITE SE coupe. S/N 1921. Eng. # 40076886. Black & silver/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 65,118 miles. Excellent 74 Sports Car Market ment engine. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $22,000. A stunning presentation of a very well- and correctly-restored TR6 in a dramatic period color, original to this car as confirmed by the Heritage Certificate. Close attention to detail was apparent, and at this price, the restoration alone could never be duplicated. Well bought. GERMAN #25-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SC roadster. S/N 1880155500030. Eng. # 5500033. Silver blue/navy canvas/red leather. Odo: 8,692 km. Excellent panel fit and paint, dow frames. Well kept interior has slightly faded carpets. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $99,000. Lotus' first street car, a seminal small GT. Rarely seen in such a well finished presentation, and in great colors, it was no surprise when it blasted through the $80k high estimate, even despite a non-original high performance engine. According to the SCM Platinum database, this was a record for the model at auction. #33-1974 TRIUMPH TR6 convertible. S/N CF22061UO. Eng. # CF2264UE. Magenta/ black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 89,569 miles. Excellent panel fit. Very good paint shows some light polish scratches. Virtually no wear to interior. Fitted with correct type replace

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Gooding & Company Scottsdale, AZ superb chrome. Very good interior with fantastic wood trim. Becker Le Mans radio, seat belts fitted. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $660,000. The 300S coupe, cabriolet, and roadster represented a stunning comeback to the top of the market for Mercedes less than a decade after its almost total destruction. Wildly expensive when new, they've never been undesirable. The roadster is for many the most appealing of the trio, and this was the most sought-after fuel-injected version. Appropriately priced. #19-1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing coupe. S/N 1980406500037. Eng. # 1989806500039. Light blue metallic/blue leather. Odo: 93,235 miles. Typically superb panel fit. Excellent paint, very good chrome. Preserved interior has nicely broken-in seats. Rudge wheels, fitted luggage, later Becker per race standards. Very good paint in current vintage racing livery. Nice interior shows chips and scars in fiberglass panels, seat cushions somewhat baggy. Sold with spare correct type engine. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $1,045,000. The 904 is one of the iconic sports racers of the '60s, and has it all: looks, performance, history, and rarity. They're totally usable and eligible for everything. This one had a great record both in period and as a current vintage racer, appeared both well used and well presented, and was correctly priced in today's market. See profile p. 54. #123-1969 PORSCHE 911S Sunroof Grand Prix radio. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $858,000. The 300SLs here confirmed once again that they remain at the center of the collectors' world. This one, in very attractive colors and well presented, did what was expected. This will look like a bargain shortly. See profile p. 50. roadster. S/N 19804210003020. Eng. # 198980100003066. Red/black #126-1962 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL canvas/black leather. Odo: 7,368 miles. Excellent panel fit. Paint—under layer of dust—appears to be very good for its age. Chrome shows light pitting. Interior is nice and complete, but dirty, of course. Original Becker radio. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $951,500. A true time capsule car, with coupe. S/N 1193000093. Eng. # 6390165. Burgundy/beige vinyl & check cloth. Odo: 827 miles. Excellent panel fit. Very good paint and bright trim, faded original front badge considered correct by concours folks. Superb interior with wonderful check cloth inserts. successful in period competition, and eligible for everything now. Generally not a hot commodity in the U.S. market, it nevertheless found its audience here and sold for a correct price, although another $10k wouldn't have been surprising. TOP 10 No. 4 BEST BUY #157-1953 FIAT 8V Supersonic coupe. S/N 106000035. Eng. # 104000000058. Burgundy metallic/beige leather. Odo: 27,601 km. Excellent panel fit. Original paint shows some rubs, fading, some dents, and areas of touch-up. Bright trim very good except for some light pitting on rear bumpers and some fading on side sill trim. Seats with a nice patina are still supple. Clean instru- under 8k miles from new. Interesting story about “factory supplied” original paint: It remained unpainted until after assembly, as 300SLs were proving hard to sell in the early sixties, and the factory wanted to give customers a quick delivery color choice. Absolutely preservation material, with everything in very good condition. Unrepeatable. Price was high, but find another. TOP 10 No. 9 76 #23-1964 PORSCHE 904 Carrera GTS coupe. S/N 904017. Eng. # 99011. Silver/black. Excellent panel fit, Sunroof. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $121,000. Very handsome early 911, restored by PCA judge Tom Scott, who is one of the best restorers in the U.S. Class winner at 2008 Porsche Parade, and still in superb condition and finished in great colors. The prices of some early 911s continue to rise steadily, with some fearing a bubble. If it turns out to be one, cars of true quality such as this one will survive the shakeout best. The closest thing to a brand-new 911S Sunroof, and as today's market pays up for perfection, this is what it's worth. ITALIAN #119-1935 FIAT TIPO 508S Balilla Coppa d'Oro Corsa MM roadster. S/N 082606. Eng. # 083148. Red/black canvas/red & black leather. Superb panel fit. Excellent paint shows light polish scratches and a few small touchedin rock chips on front chassis. Very good bright trim, super clean interior. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $121,000. The ultimate sporting variant of the popular Fiat Balilla of the '30s. Very rare, Sports Car Market ments, some small cracks in dash top paint, faded carpets, very good rubber mats, some fading on headliner, excellent plastic sunvisors. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $1,705,000. The first of the Ghia Supersonic 8Vs built, delivered new to the U.S. for Paul Farago, Ghia consultant and co-creator of the Dual-Ghia. Sold in 1955 to his employee and friend Paul Lazaros, who was the vendor at this sale. Not used on the road since 1978. A spectacular all-original car, down to the tires. Unforgettable and irreplaceable. A bargain at the price. See profile p. 44. #45-1955 FERRARI 250 GT low roof coupe. S/N 0447GT. Eng. # 0447GT. Dark red/ gray & red leather. Odo: 44,457 miles. Excellent panel fit. Superb paint marred only by light polish scratches. Gleaming chrome and bright trim. Incorrectly profiled “prancing horse” emblem on grille. Good interior, nicely broken-in seats. Vent window latches have

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Gooding & Company Scottsdale, AZ chipped the paint on the door caps, dash has holes from what was probably a St. Christopher's medal. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $750,000. High-level restoration, let down only by some interior bits and that grille horse. Seller has been looking to get $800k for some time, and while values for these have strengthened quite a bit, the market isn't there yet. #41-1957 ALFA ROMEO 1900C SS Series IV coupe. S/N 10312. Eng. # 130810335. Silver/red leather. Odo: 95,751 km. Very consistent panel fit, excellent paint has a few tiny blemishes. Very good to good bright trim. Great interior. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $176,000. Quite handsome high performance version of Cavallino Classic Platinum award winner. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $1,430,000. The alloybodied long-nose 275 GTB is the most desirable variant, and this one was very well presented. Twice an FCA Platinum winner, with a change to the six-carburetor setup and in a wonderful color combination, it sold well, but correctly. this important but overlooked Alfa. The cars have an undeserved reputation for being dull to drive, mostly compared to modern performance cars and by people who haven't driven one. This one was very attractive and achieved a price unimaginable today for most. We'll see, maybe the market's woken up. #131-1959 AUTOBIANCHI BIANCHINA Transformabile coupe. S/N 012100. Blue & white/red & white vinyl. Odo: 37,623 miles. Variable panel fit, somewhat better than factory spec. Very good paint, excellent bright trim. Extremely well restored interior is let down by light crazing on instrument cluster and horn button. Full vinyl sunroof. Won Best Italian Car at the annual “The Best of France and #15-1965 FERRARI 275 GTB coupe. S/N 06751. Eng. # 06751. Giallo Fly/tan leather. Odo: 36,002 miles. Very good panel fit, except right door slightly out at rear edge. High quality paint, left door edge has an inch-and-a-half dent with chip. Bright trim good to very good. Nice interior has soiled carpets. Cond: 2-. through a hole in dashboard. 1970s cassette radio. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $220,000. This was certainly no show car, but in very attractive colors and equipped with an engine reportedly up-rated by famed engine builder Bob Wallace, the price paid seemed a bit low. A good buy. #47-1971 LAMBORGHINI MIURA P400 SV coupe. S/N 4926. Eng. # 30689. Metallic blue/light gray leather. Odo: 26,763 miles. Excellent panel fit and paint. Interior in good condition overall, but shows some wear on driver's seat, a few scuffs, and a detached left door grab handle. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $990,000. The levels of Miura desirability in the market are well set, with the S and (especially) the SV far more desirable than the SOLD AT $797,500. A very well presented 2-cam steel 275 GTB. There was no evidence today of the mania which propelled a similar car to unrealistic heights at the 2010 RM Amelia Island sale (SCM# 159983). This was a market-correct result. Italy” show in Southern California, 2010. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $82,500. Very flashy restoration of terminally cute Autobianchi. As the world grows bored with Fiat Jollys, which are now even being replicated, the other charming variants of the Fiat 500 and 600 are coming to the fore. This was a very good looking job by a shop which specializes in these Italian micros, but the fine details were lacking. Even for a show winner, the price was strong. TOP 10 No. 6 78 #122-1965 FERRARI 275 GTB alloy long nose coupe. S/N 08053. Eng. # 08053. Navy blue/tan leather. Odo: #16-1966 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA Sprint Speciale coupe. S/N AR381347. Red/gray vinyl. Odo: 31,779 miles. Excellent panel fit, except trunk lid slightly off. Very good finish, but incorrect black paint on lower rear quarter and valance. Generally good chrome, but has a large flake off the side of the rear bumper with rust underneath. Nice interior shows light wear. Late 1970s cassette radio fitted. Cond: 3. 92,813 km. Very good panel fit. Appealing paint shows a few small stress cracks and tiny touch-ins. Excellent interior, with seats just broken in, small stain on left bolster of passenger seat. Ferrari Classiche certified, 2010 SOLD AT $79,750. The Sprint Speciale was truly a show car for the road. Committed Alfisti have been patiently waiting for the market to value these cars as highly as we do, and the last few sales seem to indicate it's starting to happen. This would have been the price of a much better car not long ago. Well sold, but may be a bargain soon. #4-1966 FERRARI 330 GTC coupe. S/N 08773. Eng. # 08773. Silver/red leather. Odo: 65,426 km. Very good door fit, hood and trunk slightly askew. Nice paint shows some minor prep flaws in finish. Good to very good chrome. Well preserved seats, door panels, and carpets. Replaced ignition switch is incorrectly installed initial P400 model. The chassis development of the SV makes the capabilities of the Miura more usable. This car was finished in a lovely color combination and presented fairly well, but was not fresh. We early Lambo enthusiasts have been awaiting the $1m auction Miura, and this one just missed it. Let's see what a better one will do. TOP 10 No. 10 #147-1972 FERRARI 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder. S/N 15383. Giallo Fly/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 16,282 miles. Very good panel fit. Generally good paint shows a few small stress cracks and touched-in scratches. Good to very good chrome trim. Newly upholstered interior, original door panels a bit wavy. Soft top shows some pulls from pinching in the canvas. Cond: Sports Car Market

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Gooding & Company Scottsdale, AZ 2-. SOLD AT $1,017,500. Factory Daytona spyder, European delivery model with six carbs. Originally silver, then black, now yellow. Sold scratches on carbon fiber sill trim. Imported under EPA Show-and-Display restrictions. From the Benny Caiola Collection. The MC12 is the road-going version of the Maserati FIA American-built special, shipped from Argentina in parts to avoid export restrictions in the '60s. Ran in the 2005 Pebble Beach Tour, and also vintage raced. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $155,100. Sold by Worldwide Group in Houston in 2006, where it brought $269,500 in #1- condition (SCM# 41522). Offered again by Worldwide in 2008 at its Hilton Head auction, where it was a no-sale at $175k, by then in #2 condition (SCM# 118624). Now a very mellow #3+, the owner cut it loose at $155k. Sensible decision. at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale sale in January 1998 for $322,875 (SCM# 5352). I would say it's proven a worthwhile investment. #49-1990 FERRARI F40 coupe. S/N ZFFMN34A9L0086325. Red/red cloth. Odo: 3,448 miles. Variable panel fit, per factory. Shiny paint shows light polish scratches. Good interior, a bit of soiling visible on driver's seat, some bagging in the fabric. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $495,000. From the Benny Caiola GT1 racing car, never officially imported into the U.S. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $980,000. One of only 50 built, and judging by the interior, Caiola's may be the most driven example you'll find. That said, the exterior looks as if it had just left the factory. Lovely, and worth the $1.1m low estimate, but not today. TOP 10 No. 1 #58-2006 FERRARI FXX Evoluzione race car. S/N ZFFHX62X000146357. Red & white/black cloth. Excellent panel fit, per factory. Very good paint shows a few small tar smudges and some insect strikes. Interior has only minor scuffs on carbon fiber trim and a small bit of open seam on side of driver's seat. Windshield displays tech stickers for FXX program, Le Belle Macchine Pocono, and Cavallino Classic. From the Benny Caiola Collection. As with most of the cars from his stable, this F40 was used but well maintained. To my mind, just the kind of supercar you'd want to buy. A bit of a bargain. #52-1999 FERRARI 333 SP race car. S/N 028. Eng. # 115. Red & black/black cloth. RHD. Paint is fine, but bare carbon fiber sills, front splitter, and rear wing faded. Interior somewhat dusty. Imported under EPA Showand-Display Restrictions. From the Benny Caiola Collection. SOLD AT $781,000. The 333 SP brought Ferrari's long-awaited return to sports prototype racing, albeit with privateer Collection. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $2,090,000. The FXX Evoluzione expanded the performance envelope of the Enzo successor a few steps further, combining it with a factory-run client service program which electronically gathered driving data for future development. Caiola, as Ferrari's number-one U.S. customer, had his FXX updated to Evo spec, running it on numerous occasions outside of the FXX program, proving that with will and cash, it could be done. The high sale of the entire Arizona week, it established the market value for one of these rare beasts. AMERICAN #116-1917 PACKARD TWIN SIX run- rather than factory teams. Very successful, especially in U.S. IMSA competition, they are the true heirs to the great distance sports racers of the late '60s and '70s. Caiola used his car, and very well. It's a tribute to his enthusiasm and skill and will no doubt delight its next owner. Well bought. #54-2005 MASERATI MC12 race car. S/N ZAMDF44B000016975. Eng. # 66. Pearl White & blue/blue leather. Excellent panel fit. Very good paint shows light polish scratches. Interior shows light use on seats and a few 80 about roadster. S/N 32168. Yellow & red/ brown leather. Good paint shows a few cracks. Excellent interior, dull gauges in dash. South Ex-Nethercutt Collection. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $44,000. Predecessor to the Prius (maybe), the Owen Magnetic used an electromagnetic transmission to transfer power from the gasoline engine to electric motors powering the rear wheels. A clean, elegant, unusual tourer sure to bring attention wherever it's taken. Fairly priced. #128-1948 TUCKER 48 4-dr sedan. S/N 1010. Eng. # 35513. Green/blue vinyl & blue check cloth. Odo: 9,819 miles. Excellent door fit, hood and trunk both a bit off. Metallic bluegreen paint shows in spots under green, which is flat and flaking off and showing some areas of surface rust on bare metal. Chrome extremely pitted. Interior appears mostly complete, except for horn button and door lock #106-1917 OWEN MAGNETIC M-25 4-door tourer. S/N DR117096. Eng. # DR117096. Yellow & black/black leather/black leather. Odo: 32,679 miles. Very good panel fit. Paint presentable but somewhat worn, with scuffs and other marks. Clean interior has dull instruments and faded dashboard wood. cylinders. Extensive seat damage due to rodents. Horrifying smell. Cond: 5-. SOLD AT $797,500. Said to be the last “undiscovered” Tucker, this car may have been the one run at Bonneville. A true barn find, and in my opinion (one shared by many) it cannot be preserved but instead must be restored—which will be a very expensive proposition. Restored Tucker Sports Car Market

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Gooding & Company Scottsdale, AZ 48s are certainly $1m cars, but this one will be well over that when done. But when it again takes to the salt at Bonneville for a demo run, all will be forgotten. #21-1954 KURTIS 500S roadster. S/N V2151707. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 1,763 miles. A few small stone chips in otherwise very nice paint. Good chrome and interior. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $165,000. Frank Kurtis' hairychested creations make some Allards seem like Korean rental cars. This one, with 400 hp on now shows several areas of adhesion bubbling along main side character line. Excellent chrome. Interior very nice. AACA National 1st, 2000. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $132,000. It's hard to imagine this land yacht in the same showroom as the restrained Continental Mark II, but Ford was covering all the bases in 1956. This, however, was a superbly restored example of an imposing car, in rarely seen subtle and elegant colors. The restoration was just beginning to unravel a bit, but could be tightened up with little effort. It deserved every penny it brought, which couldn't pay for the original restoration. #103-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N C7FH257813. Gunmetal gray/ black canvas/black & white vinyl. Odo: 429 miles. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Variable panel fit. Good paint shows some small blotches in areas tap in a quite minimalist package, can be guaranteed to provide a drive which is “entertaining,” to put it mildly. Very nicely presented, this surely put a grin on the face of the new owner, who should also invest in spare pants. #150-1956 LINCOLN PREMIERE convertible. S/N 56WA8817L. Metallic blue/ beige canvas/blue leather. Very good panel fit, except trunk is a bit askew. High-quality paint and rubs from hard top on rear cowl. Seat slightly soiled in excellent interior, light pitting on steering wheel chrome. Formerly in the collections of Michael Dingman Ford and Bud Lyon. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $55,000. Even though this T-Bird was a multiple-award-winning car, formerly in two noted collections, it still couldn't make the low estimate of $60k. Formerly the flavor-of-the-month, T-Bird values plateaued a while ago, and these days it takes an F-code supercharged car to excite the market. That said, this one should clean up nicely, and I think the buyer got a bit of a deal. and displayed in post-war preservation class at Pebble Beach the same year. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $610,500. This early car was used for publicity by Shelby American, then sold into private ownership. Locked away for the past three decades, it was recently recommissioned for its victory lap. Clean it, gas up, and go. Auctioneer worked hard to get this price. #42-1965 SHELBY 427 S/C Cobra replica roadster. S/N ID010165. Eng. # 810237. Navy & white/black vinyl. Variable panel fit. Very good paint, with yellowed protective film on fenders and nose. Nice interior. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $49,500. Of all the Cobra replicars, #32-1964 SHELBY COBRA 289 roadster. S/N CSX2289. Eng. # PA4550. Blue/black/red leather. Odo: 47,233 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Variable panel fit. Paint is opaque and alligatored, showing chips and stains. Chrome pitted but shiny. Somewhat worn interior, seats have a nice patina but are still supple. Winner of a Chairman's award at the 2010 Shelby American Automobile Club nationals Factory Five makes a very good one, but there's a strict hierarchy for these cars, ranging from “it'll take an SAAC senior judge to tell it's fake” to “your eight-year-old nephew can call it out from 100 yards.” This one was in the latter category. Well sold. back. S/N 0F02G204682. Grabber Blue/black vinyl. 302-ci #7-1970 FORD MUSTANG Boss 302 fastV8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Excellent panel fit, paint, and interior. Presents as new throughout. Includes deluxe Marti Report. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $84,700. This spectacular restoration of a Boss 302 in iconic Grabber Blue was hard to fault, and the buyer got a real deal. Very well bought. © 82 Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Phoenix, AZ Automobiles of Arizona Final totals grew by 56% overall, representing one of the largest totals ever achieved by RM in the twelve-year history of this Phoenix staple Company RM Auctions Date January 21–22, 2011 Location Phoenix, Arizona Auctioneer Max Girardo Automotive lots sold / offered 172/180 Sales rate 96% Sales total $30,811,075 High sale 1949 Ferrari 166 MM, sold at $1,870,000 Buyer's premium 10%, included in sold prices 1929 Auburn 8-90 Boattail Speedster, sold at $275,000 Report and photos by Carl Bomstead Market opinions in italics W hat a difference a year makes. Instead of the storm that disrupted the Phoenix area auctions last year, short sleeves and sunglasses were the order of the day for 2011, and with signs that the financial gloom may be lifting, potential car owners were in a buying mood. The ballroom at the Arizona Biltmore Resort was not as crowded as it has been in previous events, but those missing must have been lookie-loos, as the bidding was much more spirited than in years past. The results speak for themselves. Last year's sales totaled $19,664,100, and this year's $30,811,075—a 56% increase. And if that wasn't enough, a commendable 96% of the cars that crossed the block went to new homes. It's clear sellers are accepting the facts of life: if you can't sell your car at a major event such as RM, then your expectations are not in line with the reality of today's market. RM continues to offer cars from the John O'Quinn estate, with some showing a profit from the initial purchase price and others not. The 1964 Dodge Hemi Charger concept car he bought for $1,100,000 a few years ago realized $715,000 this time around, and that price seems more in line with the current market for concepts of its era. However, other examples from his collection actually realized a slight gain. The market for Full Classics is clearly alive and well, with RM seeing strong results across the board. A 1931 84 Marmon Sixteen Coupe realized $687,500, a 1930 Cadillac V16 Roadster brought $577,500 and a spectacular 1933 Packard Dietrich Sport Phaeton sold for $1,760,000. The 1929 Duesenberg Model J Derham Sport Phaeton that was driven by Elvis Presley in “Spinout” also sold, bringing an aggressive $1,237,500. But the most noteworthy sale of the entire event, and the transaction that had people talking all weekend, was that of the million-dollar 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing coupe. Two phone bidders who went toe-to-toe over it, and although it was very nice overall, it was not perfect, and had sold for $770,000 at RM's Monterey sale in 2008. When the dust settled, the winner had spent $1,375,000, setting a new record for a steel-bodied 300SL. Thursday evening featured “The British are Back,” with about 70 cars with United Kingdom heritage crossing the block. The star of the evening was a 1932 Rolls Royce Phantom II Newmarket Sedan that realized $440,000. It was closely followed by a 1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost with polished alloy coachwork by Barker and Company that brought $379,500. The positive results from RM's auction were mirrored at the other venues throughout the region. The market continues to shake itself out with continued strength at the upper echelon, and stability is returning elsewhere. As RM demonstrated, cars will sell and sell well if expectations are in line with the new market. RM presented a diverse and interesting array of offerings, and that endeavor was rewarded with exceptional results. ♦ $5m $10m $15m $20m $25m $30m $35m 0 Sports Car Market Sales Totals 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007

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RM Auctions Phoenix, AZ ENGLISH #146-1921 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER GHOST 40/45hp phaeton. S/N 50UG. Polished aluminum/blue fabric/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 7,058 miles. Restoration to high standard completed in 1995 with little to fault today. First owned by H.H. the Maharaja of Charkhari, displayed at 1921 Calcutta Motor Show, and rebodied by Barker in 1926. Discovered in India some years ago with less than 10,000 miles showing. Complete with factory build sheet. Original “Alpine Eagle” specification chassis offers higher compression ship by Augie Pabst, who drove it on Colorado Grand and Copperstate 1000. From the Bill Jacobs Collection. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $143,000. Not a lot of money for a unique sports racer that should get you into most any event. Attractive styling and loaded with history. The look of a 166 MM at a tenth the price. engine and high-speed gearing. A stunning Silver Ghost with a long list of awards from Pebble Beach, Amelia Island, and Meadow Brook, among others. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $379,500. Acquired by John O'Quinn at RM's Phoenix sale in January 2007 sale for $511,500 (SCM #74361), so the estate took a bit of a hit on this one. The new owner, however, got a most desirable Silver Ghost with history as long as your arm at a reasonable price. Quite well bought. #151-1932 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II Newmarket sport sedan. S/N 301AJS. Black/red leather. Odo: 86,480 miles. Older restoration showing signs of age. Paint checking in several areas and brightwork losing a bit of its luster. One of only 122 U.S.-spec P-IIs built, one of three Newmarket Permanents known to have been built. An elegant design with extensive history from new. Cond: 2-. Offered with books and records. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $217,250. This Ace Bristol would be welcome at any tour, rally, or concours field. Would be a treat on an event such as the Colorado Grand or Copperstate 1000, where spirited driving can occur. Price paid was up there, but so was the quality of the car. Fair all around. #162-1960 JAGUAR XK 150S drophead SOLD AT $440,000. Last seen at RM's Phoenix sale in January 2007, where it was aquired by John O'Quinn for $550k (SCM #74362). I have to think the price paid here is more in line with the market. Mr. O'Quinn unfortunately did not live long enough for the market to catch up with all of his aggressive purchases. The new owner, however, is happy. #116-1952 TOJEIRO MG Barchetta race car. S/N RMS1. Eng. # J76622. Silver/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 10,430 miles. Well main- 86 coupe. S/N T838705DN. Eng. # VAS10899. Black/tan fabric/red leather. Comprehensive restoration in 2005. Striking black livery, minor issue with trim on seats. One of only 89 XK 150S DHCs equipped with the 3.8-liter engine, will push a top speed of 135 mph. Overdrive, tool roll, and fitted luggage. Aftermarket radio. Documented with Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate. A strong presentation of a rare Webasto sunroof and power steering. Heated rear window. Rolls on three-eared knockoffs. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $145,750. This will make an excellent tour car and will be welcome at prominent events such as the Colorado Grand and Copperstate 1000. Price paid here was under the money by at least $25k. Well bought indeed. FRENCH #287-1939 BUGATTI TYPE 57C drop- head coupe. S/N 57809. Eng. # 18C. Black & white/black fabric/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 81,496. Restored to perfection in 2002 and an active participant in concours and tours ever since. One of just 96 Bugatti 57Cs built, the “C” suffix indicating it was fitted with a Roots- Sports Car Market #135-1959 AC ACE BRISTOL roadster. S/N BEX1090. Eng. # 1000D2. Blue/black leather. Odo: 2,123 miles. Restored with aluminum body on the frame. Engine replaced early in its life. Participated in recent Colorado Grand and performed without issue. One of only 465 Ace Bristols built. Side curtains, tonneau cover, and complete tool kit included. tained race car, built by John Tojeiro, designer of the AC Ace. Created with Ferrari 166 MM in mind. Extensive history, including owner- and desirable Jaguar DHC. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $255,000. The combination of the larger 3.8 engine and limited production drophead coupe body style pushed this to a rather astonishing figure. The price guide guys may have to update their records, as they had this pegged at about half the money paid. #149-1963 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series IV coupe. S/N DB4961L. Silver/blue leather. Odo: 38,365 km. Comprehensive restoration in late 1990s, still very presentable, seats showing signs of use and paint showing age. Complete with factory build sheet. Engine changed sometime in 1970s or early 1980s. The high-performance Vantage engine was not offered on the DB4 until the fourth series, and is externally recognizable by covered headlights. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $352,000. Attractive styling on a limited production “Special Series” DB4. Hammer price was a touch higher than $290k–$340k estimate, but not out of line, considering the unusual nature of this DB4. A solid transaction all around. BEST BUY #138-1968 ASTON MARTIN DB6 coupe. S/N DB63232R. Dubonnet Red/tan Garrett leather. RHD. Odo: 89,928 miles. Recently restored to high standard by Classic Showcase, attractive paint has been well maintained. Fitted with unique

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RM Auctions Phoenix, AZ type supercharger. Engine swapped sometime in the late 1950s. Equipped with 4-speed Cotal behind Gullwings, and while this was Gullwing money a few years back, they both just keep on climbing up the charts. If you have the funds, a must-own in today's collector world. pre-select transmission. A handsome design with intriguing WWII provenance. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $913,000. Sold by Christies in unrestored condition at its March 2001 London sale for $430,073 (SCM# 24036). Driven about 2,700 enjoyable kilometers since. Rarely offered for public sale, so not really a surprise when it exceeded the $850k pre-sale estimate. I just hope the new owner is as active with it as the seller was. Well done for both parties. GERMAN #284-1954 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL coupe. S/N 1980404500049. Eng. # 1989804500052. White/red & white leather. Odo: 95,415 miles. An older respray in factorycorrect white, now aging with a few cracks and chips. Blisters on door and hood. Minor dents on fenders, bumper pushed in to body on rear. Retains original red leather interior, showing signs of age and use. Converted to four-wheel their bidding paddles like it was a high-speed ping-pong match. A startling and record-setting outcome, and the seller must still be pinching himself over his good fortune. See the profile p. 51. #278-1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 220SE convertible. S/N 12803010003645. Metallic green/tan Haartz cloth/cream leather. Odo: 87,744 miles. Quality finish in unusual-but-attractive livery. Body straight and solid with excellent panel fit. Minor issue with top. Handbuilt interior with wood veneers, leather seats, and Wilton carpeting. Priced at $8,091 when new and only 1,112 produced. A stunning, #233-1965 MERCEDES-BENZ 220SE convertible. S/N 11102312082595. Gray Beige/tan fabric/brown leather. Odo: 48,010 miles. Unusual color is factory correct. Driver's bolster worn, some issues with paint. Equipped with Bosch fuel injection, disc brakes, power steering, and automatic transmission. year for the Final 220SE. From the Bill Jacobs Collection. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $66,000. The “fintail” Mercedes-Benz was introduced in 1959 and replaced the earlier “Pontons.” These 220SEs were not as desirable as the earlier versions, as evidenced by lot #278, the 1960 220SE, which brought $99k more. Nonetheless, this was a very desirable and properly maintained Mercedes, and it was acquired for a reasonable price. Well bought indeed. ITALIAN luxurious automobile with little to fault. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $165,000. Understated elegance was complemented by attractive colors. Price paid was near the top of the chart according to some sources, but worth every penny. As 300SLs continue to appreciate, I'm willing to bet these are next in line. #262-1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL disc brakes. The first 50 300SLs are considered prototypes, and this is the 49th. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $544,500. The market for 300SLs keeps getting stronger and stronger. A few years back this would have been silly money for a Gullwing in such condition, but times have changed. About right for a middle-of-the-road example. See the profile p. 48. TOP 10 No. 7 #249-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL coupe. S/N 1980405500601. Graphite Gray/red leather. Odo: 28,938 km. Recent restoration to high standard, although hood fit is off a bit. Odo reading thought to be correct. Wonderful interior. Equipped with fitted luggage and polished Rudge wheels. Very well presented. One of just 867 300SL coupes built in 1955. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,375,000. Last seen at RM's August 2008, Monterey sale, where it sold for $770,000, and we described it as having “excellent investment potential” (SCM# 117484). On this day, two determined phone bidders traded volleys with 88 roadster. S/N 19804210002592. Silver/red leather. Odo: 51,554 miles. One owner “from 1960 into the 21st century” (per catalog); restored in 2004 to high standard by Symbolic Motor Car Company of San Diego. All mechanicals rebuilt. New red leather interior fitted by Hjeltness Restoration of Escondido. Euro headlights. Completed 2009 Colorado in 1951 Mille Miglia. History known from birth. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,870,000. We can call this well bought when compared to the example sold by Christies in 1996 for $1,652,000. That was a factory Works car but had some needs. This will make for an entry ticket to any event worldwide. See the profile on p. 38. Grand without incident. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $572,000. 300SLs have been money in the bank, with both coupes and roadsters appreciating at a rapid rate. The roadsters have lagged #236-1950 FERRARI 166 INTER coupe. S/N 043S. Eng. # 043S. Dark blue/brown leather & fabric. RHD. Odo: 48,085 km. Little to fault following recent restoration. Matching numbers. Delightful Touring coachwork. The first road sports GT for Ferrari, displayed at Sports Car Market TOP 10 No. 2 #285-1949 FERRARI 166 MM roadster. S/N 0024M. Eng. # 022M. Red/ brown leather. 1949 Paris show car and the tenth of 25 166 MM Barchettas built. Was once fitted with 283 Corvette engine, original engine united with car in 1986. Restored in 1989 and well maintained since. No odometer fitted as it was intended for racing. Participated

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RM Auctions Phoenix, AZ Turin Motor Show, mechanical layout identical to the competition model 166 MM. One of only AT $341,000. Last seen at Gooding's Pebble Beach sale in August '07, where it realized $330,000 (SCM# 46528). Stated at the time to have been “all the money,” and that was indeed the case. A slight loss, even, after fees and transportation figured in. Styling of the model is considered to have aged poorly, which explains the lack of appreciation, aesthetically and financially. 37 Inter Berlinettas produced. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $412,500. RM sold a 166 MM for over four times what was realized here in 2008 (SCM# 117583). That car had racing history, but both cars were produced in limited numbers, and the buyer here did just fine, and acquired a rare and stunning Ferrari. #268-1965 FERRARI 500 SUPERFAST Series 1 coupe. S/N 5989 SF. Eng. # 5989. Azzuro/red leather. Odo: 40,087 miles. Restored in 2005 and properly maintained since. Delivered new to U.S. in this left-handdrive configuration, full history known. Equipped with fitted luggage, power windows, and Becker radio. 36 500 Superfasts produced, 34 accounted for today. A stunning and #247-1967 MASERATI SEBRING coupe. S/N 10535. Eng. # 10535. Silver/black leather. Odo: 92,318 miles. Resprayed in original silver and front seats reupholstered. Equipped with quad headlamps, automatic transmission as an option, and a/c, in order to appeal to the U.S. market. Styling is rather restrained. Named in recognition of Maserati's win in the 1957 several cosmetic issues. Numerous paint chips, rear glass cracked, among other items. Good panel fit. Fitted with drum headlights and matching driving lights. At one time in the Jerry J. Moore Collection. Acquired by John O'Quinn from the Sterling McCall Museum. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $275,000. These Model As don't get the attention of the later Model Js, and this one needed some TLC, but it was a Duesenberg nonetheless. Perhaps the list of well-known previous owners added a premium. Winning bid was more than double the low end of the $120k–$160k estimate. Sebring 12-hour race. Only 98 Series II coupes built. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $77,000. These are offered infrequently, and this example fared as well as was expected. The quad headlights looked a bit awkward, but wire wheels were a big plus. If this was your cup of tea, then well bought. #259-1973 FERRARI 365 GTS/4 Daytona extremely rare Ferrari. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $935,000. This 500 Superfast sold slightly under the anticipated range, as RM has recently sold two others. One at Monterey their 2010 sale 165615), and the other at their May 2009 Maranello event realized $1,127,500 (SCM# realized $983,125 (SCM# 120568). Based on those public sales, I will call this one fair for all. #252-1967 LAMBORGHINI 400GT coupe. S/N 0526. Silver/red leather. Odo: 53,612 miles. Several Best in Class awards and has participated in numerous classic tours. Paint and brightwork very presentable. Rolls on Borrani wire wheels. Dual headlights were designed for U.S. market. One of just 23 “Interim” 400 GTs produced. Cond: 2. SOLD from the Reggie Jackson Collection. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $880,000. Offered at Bonhams' August 2009 sale, where it failed to sell when the bidding stopped at $650,000. Driven 63 miles since. Price paid here was most reasonable, considering condition and trail of celebrity owners. But do you really want a car that Evel Knievel may have used to practice his stunts? AMERICAN #257-1926 DUESENBERG MODEL A dual cowl phaeton. S/N 1451. Tan & brown/ tan canvas/tan leather. Older restoration with 90 Spyder. S/N 16835. Eng. # B2634. Rosso Chiaro Red/black fabric/black leather. Odo: 26,825 miles. One of only 121 “real” Spyders. U.S.-spec car with air, Becker Mexico radio and U.S.-calibrated speedometer. Rides on Borranis with Euro-style knockoffs and new Michelins. First sold to James Levitt of furniture fame, once owned by Evel Knievel, now Durham financial mess. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $275,000. Last appears in the SCM database as not sold for $75,000 at Kruse Auction's Auburn sale, September 1998 (SCM# 6152). Bidding quickly exceeded the high estimate of $150k today, but I feel this was still very well bought. Later model Auburn speedsters are well into the $400k range, but this, at least in my opinion, had a more period look. #272-1929 DUESENBERG MODEL J clear vision sedan. S/N 2209. Eng. # J187. Blue/blue leather. Odo: 33,873 miles. An older restoration that has been well maintained. Rub on hood and touch-up on left rear only flaws noted. ACD-certified, with original engine, chassis, and motor. Leather seats show minor cracks. One of 34 Duesenbergs acquired by Dean Kruse in 1999. Five Clear Vision Duesenbergs believed to be built. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $742,500. Not its first Country Fair, as this previously sold at Gooding's January 2009 sale for $836,000 (SCM# 119049) and Sports Car Market #216-1929 AUBURN 8-90 boattail speed- ster. S/N 2972337. Dark green & cream/green leather. Odo: 550 miles. Once owned by actor Ed Herrmann, who had RM restore it to high standards. Paint and brightwork in good order, interior shows very minor signs of use. A stunning design with flowing lines. Wears CCCA Sr. badge 2347. Sold as part of the tangled Tim

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RM Auctions Phoenix, AZ V16s, one of six surviving coupes, one of four with original engine. Designed by Dorwin Teague and built by LeBaron, as were all but two Marmons. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $687,500. Those who think Full Classics are a relic of the past need to revisit their opinion. This V16 coupe sold for convertible money and was another example of the “big” Classics continuing to appreciate. As such, while expensive, price was not out of line. prior to that at RM's Amelia Island 2006 sale for $693,000 (SCM# 41021). Since the 2006 sale it has been driven all of 23 miles. At time of Gooding sale it was called well bought, but this sale tells us otherwise. #219-1929 DUESENBERG MODEL J dual cowl phaeton. S/N 2136. Silver & gray/black fabric/gray leather. Odo: 323 miles. Restored by RM in 2004, maintained to high standard ever since. Shows just minor signs of use from touring. SJ pipes added at unknown date, along with crank-up windshield. One of only two short-wheelbase Model J Dual Cowls built by Derham, given to Nelson Thorpe in 1960s as a 16th birthday present from Dad. Appeared in the film “Spinout” with Elvis Presley, where it had black fenders and TOP 10 No. 8 #256-1931 PACKARD DELUXE EIGHT convertible victoria. S/N 189011. Maroon/tan fabric/tan leather. Odo: 1,931 miles. Restored some years back but well maintained since. Minor signs of age but a delightful custom Packard. Woodlite headlights and matching fender lights. Chrome disc wheels and Goddess of Speed mascot just a few of the unique accessories. Long wheelbase is further extended SOLD AT $550,000. The “Twin Six” offered on Models 905 and 906 was a new design that was similar to earlier V12s in name only. This one had been owned by several very prominent members of the Packard community. It was sold by Don Williams at “The Auction” in Hershey in 2001 for $258,500 (SCM# 22614) and was restored shortly thereafter. Not as desirable as the 1934 V12 Roadster, but a significant piece of Packard lore. by dual rear-mounted spares rather than sidemounts. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $220,000. Classicera cars performed well at all the Scottsdale auctions, so anyone still predicting their demise is out on a limb. This was a most attractive Rollston Packard, and as such it did rather well. The new owner added a strong car to his collection at a reasonable price. Well done. wire wheels painted red. Sold as part of the Tim Durham financial mess. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,237,500. A desirable and stunning Duesenberg loaded with history. Last appears in SCM database in 1993, where it sold for $525,000 at the Monterey World Classic auction (SCM# 19016). Movie fame may have made the difference, as it was fully priced today. This was the second time the car has been sold to satisfy creditors. #279-1931 MARMON SIXTEEN coupe. S/N 16141694. Eng. # 16693. Blue & beige/tan leather. Odo: 59 miles. Restored in 2002 and well maintained since, with very limited mileage. Elegant styling, but four shades of blue a bit much. One of only 71 remaining Marmon Discovered and restored in 2006, class win at Amelia in 2010. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $187,000. This being the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500, these cars have a spotlight shining on them. Their appeal is somewhat narrow, but the right group was here today, and the car captured their eyes as well as the contents of one person's pocketbook. A wonderful racing museum addition. 92 #255-1932 LUCENTI INDIANAPOLIS SPECIAL race car. S/N N/A. Light blue/red vinyl. A well-restored example with unique history. Built with Graham Blue Streak straight-eight to meet new “Junk Formula” rules that allowed production components in Indy cars. Qualified for 1934 race. Later, donated for use as an orphanage plaything. part of the Otis Chandler Collection. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,760,000. In August 2010, at its Monterey sale, RM sold a 1933 Dietrich V12 coupe for $1,622,500. A striking car, but still a coupe. By comparison, that sale puts this Sport Phaeton in the well bought category. #261-1939 LINCOLN ZEPHYR 4-dr convertible. S/N 96H74254. Malachi Green/tan fabric/green leather. Odo: 855 miles. Green on green with tan top that does not fit all that well. Very well styled dash. May have been built for “Road to Tomorrow” display at New York World's Fair, but there's no documentation to prove it. First year for the convertible sedan and only 302 produced. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $90,750. The styling sets these apart from anything else of the era, and you either appreciate Sports Car Market TOP 10 No. 3 #260-1933 PACKARD 1006 Twelve sports phaeton. S/N 10062. Eng. # 901073. Maroon/tan canvas/black leather. Odo: 79,545 miles. Never fully restored but a show winner, nonetheless. Minor paint imperfections and scratches, leather of the word “coachbuilt.” seats cracked. One of perhaps three Dietrich-built “V” windshield Sport Phaetons produced for 1933. The ultimate Packard V12, and the epitome Once #240-1932 PACKARD 905 Twin Six coupe roadster. S/N 900049. Black/tan fabric/tan leather. Odo: 73,232 miles. Numerous awards since restoration by Steve Babinsky in 2002. Equipped with twin sidemounts, trunk, trunk bumper, driving lights, and fitted luggage. One of five 905 Coupe Roadsters thought to still exist. A stunning example that will still be well received on the judging field. Cond: 1-.

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RM Auctions Phoenix, AZ rear doors. Equipped with power windows and driving lights. One of six Series 75 Cadillac wood frame limousines built by Maurice Schwartz for MGM Studios between 1947 and 1949, and the only one remaining. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $297,000. A one-of-a-kind, fully documented piece of automotive movie lore that is sure to impress at the next Woodies-onthe-Wharf. Price was up there, but understandable for a one-of-a-kind woodie with stories to tell. it or you don't. I side with the former group, especially regarding the Deco style dash. At less than $100k, a good acquisition. #238-1946 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER Town & Country convertible. S/N 7400604. Eng. # 7945. Royal Maroon & wood/maroon/ maroon fabric. Odo: 89,327 miles. Restoration featured in Cars and Parts. Light wood excellent, dark wood inserts are Di-Noc decals. Acceptable panel fit, very nice brightwork, top fit excellent. Minor issues with paint, but wonderful color combination. First year for the famed Town & Country convertible. Cond: 2+. #230-1949 MERCURY EIGHT woodie 2-dr wagon. S/N 9CN76637. Turquoise & wood/tan & brown vinyl. Odo: 522 miles. Custom paint well applied. Very nice wood with custom hubcaps. Sun visor fitted. Still with its original flathead motor, but Offenhauser heads and intakes with three 2-bbl carbs added. Only offered as two-door wagon in 1949. From had ever offered, and they still lost money on every one sold. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $132,000. Considering the quality of restoration, desirable color, and limited production, this was under the money by $15k–$20k. Air would have been a big plus. Well bought indeed, now get out on the open road. SOLD AT $126,500. This T&C is no stranger to the auction circuit. Last seen at RM's Meadow Brook 2007 sale, where it realized $187,000 (SCM# 46015). Twenty miles and fifty thousand dollars later, the seller is licking his wounds. RM also sold the car at its Phoenix '03 sale for $132,000 (SCM# 30255) and then a few months later at Amelia for $104,500 (SCM# 30620). Ahh, the risk and reward of the auction business. #253-1949 CADILLAC SERIES 75 cus- tom limousine. S/N 4975542. Green & wood/ tan leather & fabric. Odo: 31,473 miles. Excellent fit and finish. A time-consuming and difficult restoration done to high standard. Was abandoned for a decade following an accident sometime in the '50s. Interior is Bedford cloth with alligator trim, MGM logos on interior of Model Builder of Chicago. On a hot day, a sauna on wheels. Priced somewhere between $350 and $500 depending on source. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $52,250. According to the auction catalog, only two bubble tops remain. They must move around a lot, as I have seen at least four the past year. This Corvette was sold by RM in 2002 to benefit the Scripps Foundation for $39,600 (SCM# 27010). Not a lot of movement since. #273-1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE engine yielded 22 miles per gallon. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $35,750. Considering it was the last car in the auction, this restored pickup did rather well. Quality pickups of all variety have been going up of late, and this one continued that trend. An attractive truck at a fair price. All should be happy here. 94 roadster. S/N E54S003851. Pennant Blue/tan vinyl/tan vinyl. Odo: 21,581. 235-ci 155-hp I6, 3x1-bbl, auto. An older restoration that is holding up well. Thought to have been used in a Coca-Cola commercial with Rita Hayworth and given to her as part of payment. Good story, but no documentation. One of 3,640 pro Sports Car Market the Bill Jacobs Collection. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $77,000. The paint job was nicely done, but color choice would have to be called an acquired taste. The engine upgrade with periodstyle speed equipment was a nice touch. Price paid not out of line considering the quality of workmanship. #315-1951 STUDEBAKER 2R5 pickup. S/N R573122. Sahara Sand/brown vinyl. Odo: 38,916 miles. Comprehensive restoration completed in 2007 by former Studebaker Owners Society president. Excellent paint and finish work. Good functional interior. Equipped with “climatizer” heater and painted rear bumper. The model was called the “Champion,” but was also known as the “Econ-O-Miser,” as the #301-1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE “bubble top” roadster. S/N E54S002425. Sportsman Red/clear plastic/red vinyl. Odo: 30,176 miles. 235-ci 155-hp I6, 3x1-bbl, auto. Only 100 Sportsman Red Corvettes in 1954 but no way to document if born that color. Gaps uneven, but that's the way they left the factory. Paint cracking and checking on hood. Fitted with rare “bubble top,” now cracking. 25 clear and 25 tinted tops believed to be produced by #277-1953 CADILLAC ELDORADO convertible. S/N 536284624. Aztec Red/white vinyl/red leather. Odo: 38,445 miles. 330-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Recent restoration to high standard. Engine bay fully detailed. Equipped with all the goodies, including Continential kit and parade boot. One of 532 built, Aztec Red one of only four color choices. Priced at $7,750, the Eldorado was the most expensive car GM

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RM Auctions Phoenix, AZ green dash. Optional heater/defroster and three-speed manual. 1954 a milestone for the Corvette as the inaugural year of the V8. One of 120 in Harvest Gold, but no factory records so no way to document. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $107,250. Barrett-Jackson sold a 1955 Corvette also in Harvest Gold for $125,400. That one had earned NCRS Top Flight, so according to the judges, it was some measurable amount better. Based on that, I have to say this example sold for market-correct money, even though the seller was looking for more. duced for 1954 and one of 300 in Pennant Blue, but again, no documentation. An attractive Corvette from the Jerry Petersen Collection. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $63,250. Prices on 1954 ‘Vettes spiked a couple years back, but have settled down of late. Price paid here was on the low end of the $60k–$80k catalog estimate, but in line with other recent sales. #241-1954 KAISER-DARRIN roadster. S/N 161001181. Yellow Satin/yellow. Odo: 5,063 miles. 161-ci I6, 2-bbl, 3-sp. An older restoration that is still the very presentable. Distinctive Darrin dip and doors that slide into body. The first American fiberglass car manufactured, designed by Dutch Darrin and put into production at insistence of Henry Kaiser's wife. Powered by an F-head Willys 6-cylinder. $3,668 price tag was expensive for the era. One-year-only production. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $121,000. Even with limited production, one of these manages to show up at most every auction, so recent prices have been easy to peg. Average examples are in the $70$80k range and exceptional ones sell for what was offered here. Therefore, price paid was about right. #274-1955 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N VE55S001500. Harvest Gold/ dark green/yellow vinyl. Odo: 7,048 miles. 265-ci 195-hp V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Recent Second Flight NCRS award. Acceptable panel fit and correct body-colored wheels. Yellow seats with goodies, and Twin Turbine transmission. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $121,000. I watched this sell at Worldwide's Houston sale in May 2007, and was amazed when it sold for $214,500 (SCM# 116835). The day of reckoning has arrived and it came at nearly a $100k price tag. The new owner, however, got a delightful Buick at a reasonable price. #276-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E57S102327. Cascade Green & beige/beige vinyl. Odo: 107 miles. 283-ci 283-hp fuel-injected V8, 3-sp. Well maintained since restoration two years ago, judged an NCRS Top Flight car in October 2010. Equipped with fuel injection, 3-speed manual transmission, and Positraction differential. Also with heater/defroster, Wonderbar radio, and optional windshield washers. One of formance offerings aimed at the youth market. Only 630 fuel-injected Bonneville convertibles built in 1957, limited to one per dealer. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $121,000. The quality restoration and limited production should have created more interest in this fuel-injected Pontiac. Price paid would have been right for a middleof-the-road car, and this was a far better example. I'll chalk this one up for the buyer. #235-1961 CHRYSLER 300G convertible. S/N 8413191458. Mardi Gras Red/tan vinyl/ tan leather. Odo: 31,710 miles. 413-ci V8, 2x4bbl, auto. A well restored 300G, has a few minor paint and brightwork issues but still a stunning car. Uneven gaps, per factory spec. Equipped with “Golden Lion” wedge head V8 with cross ram intake and 2x4-bbl carbs, swivel seats, and push-button Torque Flight transmission. Cool Flash Gordon dash with Golden Touch radio. Said to be one of only 50 still #302-1957 BUICK ROADMASTER convertible. S/N 7D4021740. Red & black/black vinyl/red leather. Odo: 22,183 miles. 364-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. An attractive Buick restored about five years ago and is still very presentable. Minor swirls in black paint which are hard to avoid. Iconic “ventiports.” Red leather interior and black Everflex top in excellent condition. Loaded with options, all the power ability and often ended up carbureted, which adds to this one's rarity; Wonderbar radio adds about a grand to the package. Price paid was a bit light for a Corvette restored to this level with such nice options. (If only they had ordered the 4-speed...) In this market, all should be pleased. #290-1957 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE convertible. S/N P857H31574. White & red/ white vinyl/black & white leather. Odo: 43,024 miles. 347-ci V8, 3x4-bbl, auto. A recent comprehensive, body-off restoration, and odo stated to be original miles. Paint respray to high standard with no issues noted. Good brightwork. Very nice leather interior, but something other than black and white would be more appealing. The first of many Pontiac per- only 557 finished in Cascade Green in 1957. First year for fuel injection on the Corvette. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $115,500. Early fuel-injected Corvettes were not known for their reli- 96 on the road equipped with factory a/c. Only 337 300G convertibles built. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $132,000. This wasn't the first time we'd seen this 300G. The car sold at RM's March 2010 Ft. Lauderdale sale for $101,750 (SCM# 160093), and was offered again at Russo and Steele's Monterey sale in August 2010, where it Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Phoenix, AZ was a no-sale (SCM# 165825). But persistence paid off, and after fees and travel expense are figured in, the seller may have even made a bit. #264-1964 DODGE CHARGER concept roadster. S/N 6442103030. Maroon/black leather. Odo: 753 miles. 426-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Discovered by Joe Bortz and restored by Fran Roxas. Well maintained. First Dodge to wear the Charger nameplate. Was to be fitted with 426 Hemi, but none was available in time, so #298-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194677S104033. Marlboro Maroon/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 5,112 miles. 427-ci 400-hp V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Comprehensive restoration to high standard, earning Bloomington Gold and NCRS Top Flight awards. One-year-only 427 hood with “not typical” painted stinger. New carpet, seat covers and dashpad. Loaded with goodies including factory a/c, power brakes and steering, and Rally wheels. Complete with window sticker, tank sticker, and Protect-O-Plate. Equipped with L68 Tri-Power and 2-speed au original 383 utilized instead. One of 15 original NASCAR Hemis later installed. Bumperettes look like they're from '58 Edsel. From the O'Quinn estate. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $715,000. Last seen at RM's August 2010 Monterey sale, where it realized $1,100,000. Was called “well sold” at that time, and this sale confirms that statement. Not the most attractive of Chrysler concept offerings, but significant nonetheless. The price paid here was more in line with the value. #282-1966 SHELBY COBRA 427 road- ster. S/N CSX3259. Red/black leather. Odo: 3,259 miles. A well documented 520-horse “side oiler,” recently restored at a documented cost of $315,000. SC features added in 1980s include hood scoop, chrome driver's-side roll bar, sidepipes, and large-capacity fuel tank. Aluminum cylinder heads and Webers also added. Has original California pink slip and copy of invoice from AC to Shelby American. tomatic transmission. From the Reggie Jackson Collection. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $126,500. Last seen at Russo and Steele's January 2008 Scottsdale sale where it was a no-sale at $120,000 (SCM #51967). Three years later, that offer looks rather inviting but doubt if “Mr. October” is overly concerned. Considering the 2-speed, this was well sold indeed. #267-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194677S105851. Tuxedo Black/black vinyl. Odo: 74,621 miles. 427-ci 435-hp V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Older NCRS Top Flight award and still stunning in “right” colors. A couple minor touch-ups in paint but otherwise most striking. Very desirable L71 427/435 with Muncie 4-speed, power disc brakes, sidepipes, and Redline tires. Complete Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $643,500. Seen last year at Bonhams' Carmel, CA, sale, August 2010, where it was a no-sale at $600,000 (SCM# 165564). Today, it sold for a little more than that, but still brought less than expected, and the conversion from the 428 to the more aggressive 427 was most likely the culprit. The 428 saved Shelby about $400, but owners were not all that excited with the T-Bird engine, and many “upgraded” to the earlier engine, as was done here. with Protect-O-Plate and other documentation. Also from the Reggie Jackson Collection. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $165,000. Last seen at Gooding's Pebble Beach 2005 sale, where it sold for $145,200 (SCM #38927). While the Corvette market has been fluctuating a bit of late, '67 big-blocks have held their own. You could make the case that the money was a bit light here, even without factoring in Reggie's ownership. Well bought and sold. © April 2011 97

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Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ 11th Annual Scottsdale Sale The high winds and falling tents of 2010 were a distant memory at Russo, where final totals reached $20m—the second-highest amount in the auction's history Company Russo and Steele Date January 19-23, 2011 Location Scottsdale, Arizona Auctioneers Rob Row, Frank Bizzaro, Jeff Stokes, Dennis Wisbey, and Brian Marshall Automotive lots sold / offered 379/607 Sales rate 62% Sales total $20,057,136 High sale 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda—$1,705,000 1970 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda convertible, sold at $1,705,000 Buyer's premium 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Sam Stockham Market opinions in italics S cottsdale's weather can be a crapshoot in January. We all remember what happened at the 2010 Russo and Steele Scottsdale Auction, when powerful windstorms ripped through tents and damaged hundreds of cars. This year's environment couldn't have been more different, with most auction days seeing clear skies and a tropical 73 degrees. It was as if the weather gods were offering an apology for the chaos that took place last year. Weather aside, the sale numbers were flat-out impres- sive. Final totals rang in at just over $20m, with 379 of 607 cars selling, making for a 62% sales rate. To put that in perspective, the best year ever for Russo and Steele at its hometown auction was in the pre-economic meltdown days of 2007, when 294 of 431 cars made $20.1m. While the sales totals were noteworthy, so was Drew Alcazar's resilience. Russo and Steele's determined leader shook off last year's nightmare and pushed forward into 2011. This year, despite some early issues surrounding a desired location change that didn't come to fruition, Drew returned with his typical world-class auction, with new tents and a new layout that put the auction tent in the middle of the cars. Consignments were varied, featuring everything from muscle to clas- 98 sics and sports cars, with a good selection of price points. Bidding was feverish during peak hours, especially on Saturday night, when a '70 Hemi 'Cuda convertible made high sale honors at $1.7m. The second-highest-selling car of the event was a fine 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing coupe at $704,000, while third place went to another Mopar, this one a Plum Crazy 1971 Hemi 'Cuda 2-dr hard top which sold for $401,500. Muscle is the name of the game at Russo and Steele, and many other desirable offerings were sold here, including an impressive 1969 Yenko Camaro which produced $192,500 and a SAAC Concours Gold GT500 KR which brought $181,500. A 1993 Jaguar XJ220 in lightly used condition also made $181,500, while a 1931 Henney roadster sold for $121,000 and a 1953 Chevrolet Corvette made $198,000. Notable no-sales included a 1965 Shelby GT350 R fastback, which drew quite a bit of attention but failed to sell when bidding stalled at $400,000. In addition, a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible also failed to sell when bid to an insufficient $95,000, a 1958 Chevrolet Impala convertible topped out at $58,000, and a 1959 Chrysler 300E 2-dr hard top with some needs returned to its seller at $60,000. What a comeback after last year's act-of- god damage. The entire Russo and Steele team came out swinging for the fences, and hit the ball out of the park over and over again. ♦ Sales Totals $5m $10m $15m $20m $25m 0 Sports Car Market 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 No Data

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Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ CANADIAN #S765-1975 BRICKLIN SV-1 coupe. S/N 00021BX5S001187. Safety Green/brown cloth & vinyl. Odo: 20,001 miles. Acrylic body panels in good shape, and paint shows well. Marginal fit to front headlight doors which may be factory. 5 MPH bumpers look like they'll be good for 25 MPH. Door lifts retrofitted from hydraulic to compressed air and hooked to a modern key fob. Good interior shows only minor wear for being 35 years old. Engine bay very clean but not highly detailed. Claimed to be box “A” Arizona title, which would indicate the mileage is correct. With a/c and power disc brakes. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $11,000. Around 2,900 of these cars were made in Canada by Malcolm Bricklin over three years. Safety was the focus, but the revolutionary building concepts proved too costly and led to the company's quick demise. Despite the resemblance and historical proximity, these cars are not DeLoreans and will likely never be of interest to the masses. Bid to $11,000, but the seller was right to hold, as the novelty and nice condition should get more another time. ENGLISH #S708-1965 JAGUAR XKE convertible. S/N IE10378. Blue & red/black canvas/burgundy leather. Odo: 3,032 miles. Over $200k said invested, including Wilwood brakes, sidedraft fuel injection and numerous hot-rod goodies. Painted with all rubber in place. Good chrome with only wipe mark scratching. Decent panel fit. Interior has a nice patina, especially to the nicely cracked seat leather, looking soft and broken in. Alpine CD in dash. cleaner contributes to overall uneasiness of the car. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,200. Redone by a Packard nut, but the attention to detail stopped at the appearance items and neglected the mechanicals. If the engine and tranny were OK, some of the problems will be an easy fix, and this should be a fun little island cruiser. Price should be considered in line with the market. Better examples get more money, but they are restored to original, not skin-deep Packard specs. #F453-1983 CORNICHE convertible. ROLLS-ROYCE S/N SCAZD42A1DCX05958. Black & red/tan leather. Odo: 35,129 miles. Body OK but paint looks neglected, with some bubbling on hood. Needs a good buffing, yet has lots of compound in cracks. Cracked and worn Coker wide whitewalls look out of place. Interior wear consistent with mileage but not meticulously maintained. Snazzy Jensen tape player in the dash also units. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $181,500. Only 15 of these were built for the States. This one was sold new in Spain and converted to U.S. spec to pass inspection. Sale price was a bit low for today's auction market, but may be indicative of its gray-market status. Fair market. #F553-2005 ASTON MARTIN DB9 coupe. S/N SCFAD01A15GA01211. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $73,700. A true modern update of a great car, or take everything you don't like about Jags and toss it. This was built by a local British repair shop owner, so a buyer could expect everything to work as it should, not just on paper. “Shaguar” livery not meant to be discreet, but looked like a lot of fun. Middle-of-the-road money for a lot of car, as long as you don't care about originality. 100 looks out of place. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $35,000. Depreciation seemingly doomed these cars never to be cared for properly, and this car was certainly no exception. I am not sure what the reserve was, but I think the seller probably could get some better money if he would just have it professionally cleaned. Every auction seems to have one of these on offer, so unless yours stands out, plan on keeping it. #TH337-1990 JAGUAR XJS convertible. S/N SAJNW4841LC172464. Light blue/dark blue canvas/dark blue leather. Odo: 57,755 miles. Clean exterior, all paint appears to be original with no sign of bodywork. Driver's door fit slightly loose. Interior nice except for leather. Mileage unavailable. Nice original car with no flaws to the paint other than touch scratching from washing and around door handles. Paint, Black/black leather, and engine bay all mileage and appears to be honest. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $9,900. These are really nice driving cars when everything is working right. If there were items that needed attention, they didn't show up on visual inspection, but electrical problems rarely do. As soon as you think a modern Jag is done depreciating, it loses another $1,000 before you can find a buyer. (I speak from experience.) Bought fine, but but no real upside. #S697-1993 JAGUAR XJ220 coupe. Silver/black leather. Odo: 6,185 km. Slight paint imperfections on nose from use, but otherwise clean body. Windshield starting to delaminate. Interior as put together by factory, with slight wear to the driver's seat bolster and some scuffing to door sills. Total run of 278 #TH250-1966 AUSTIN MINI MOKE beach car. S/N AAB1L841465. Dark red/tan canvas/brown leather. Odo: 19,361 miles. OK red repaint holding up. Only hinged panel is hood, and it fits fine even with a large Packard hood ornament fitted. Packard hubcaps. Custom roof in tan canvas with small Packardstyle backlight. Chrome pitted. Mix-matched tires and headlights. Interior seat pads redone in leather, steering wheel to match. Dash a bit rough. Engine bay dirty and corroded with lots of overspray on loose wiring. Missing air back of driver's seat, which looks to have had something spilled on it, causing leather to lose texture, Engine freshly cleaned and then sprayed with engine tighten up, and get hard in shine. Vehicle shows well for spots. the appear original. A quick buff would make this car near showroom new. Cond: 2. SOLD AT Sports Car Market

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Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ $82,000. Basically a used car at this auction, but still cool. To me these cars are like a finely tailored suit in that they are stylish yet understated and always seem to make you look good. Price paid here seemed a bit high for resale but not completely out of line. Keep in mind, depreciation on these is steep, so no upside potential here, just driving pleasure. FRENCH #TH220-1976 CITROËN 2CV custom three-wheel roadster. S/N 32KA0654. White/ black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 46,363 miles. Rickety white body in decent shape. Paint could be better, shows drips on front grille. Jag badge on nose out of place. Two-sided whitewall tires a nice touch. Dirty, oily, rusty, 2-cylinder, horizontally-opposed engine. Started life as a regular old Citroën and was then converted in and I didn't like the tires. Gullwings will always be at the top of most collectors' lists, and this one was sold right at the current market level. See profile on p. 50. ITALIAN #S616-1988 FERRARI 328 GTB coupe. S/N ZFFXA19A9J0078714. Red/tan. Odo: 7,049 miles. Paint looks original to car and has only slight buff marks. StonGard on front nose well applied. Ferrari emblem lifting on engine cover. Interior shows only minor wear to driver's seat and features a new Sony CD player. styling.” Seller was looking for $295k, as stated on the windshield. I would call it well bought for the rarity alone. #TH228-1951 CROSLEY HOTSHOT SUPER SPORT roadster. S/N VC30610. Red/black canvas/white vinyl w/red piping. Odo: 796 miles. Some bodywork showing under repaint with buff marks around badging. Old pitted chrome on rear and faded hub caps. Interior redone in white vinyl with red piping and otherwise clean. Engine bay shows lots of rattle-can resto and loose wiring, some of which is covered by black corrugated tubing England to a three-wheeler, allowing it to be registered as a motorcycle. Weighs in at just 925 lbs. Stated to reach 80 mph and get 57 mpg. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,200. Sold at $13,200, which is a bit high for a regular 2CV, but the novelty may have added to the price here, not to mention the impressive mileage. I would not want to test the 80-mph claim. Fairly well sold. GERMAN #S724-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing coupe. S/N 1980405500791. Dark Pewter Gray Metallic/tan & green plaid. Odo: 65,180 miles. Clean body and paint with no real discernible flaws. Light scratching to Cond: 2. SOLD AT $49,500. Ferrari got the 308/328 series right by 1988. Still in the basic style made famous by “Magnum P.I.,” the 328 looked cleaner by not having to wear rubber five-MPH crash bumpers. Engine-in-car cam service is also a big plus here. This felt honest, with just over 7,000 miles and very minor flaws. Price seemed about correct for the market, and if all services have been performed, I'd call this well bought. AMERICAN #S706-1931 HENNEY roadster. S/N 2723. Purple & black/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 36,468 miles. Older restoration holding up well. Some flaws in paint that would not be too hard to correct. Interior nice and done to original condition, with patina on some items. Bumpers a bit hazy. Underhood a little thick on paint from many repaints and touch-ups over the years. Sits on an Auburn chassis and not circa 1951. Not a trailer queen. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $10,000. Built by industrialist Powel Crosley, who was better known for his refrigerators and radio broadcasting. The engine, known internally as CIBA (cast iron block assembly), was capable of 10,000 RPM and packed a wallop of 26.5 hp. The cute factor unfortunately couldn't carry sales, and Crosley folded after right after it had gotten everything right with the car in 1952. Not many of these come up, so I would classify it as a fair deal for all, if it was something you had to have. #S705-1953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N E53F001145. White/red vinyl. Odo: 1,143 miles. 235-ci 150-hp I6, 3x1-bbl, auto. Panel fit pretty good with only the top boot as the slight exception. Paint shows well, with some orange peel over wavy fiberglass consistent with the original build. Paint coming off headers, but engine bay otherwise presents chrome, weatherstrip adhesive visible in door jambs. Silicone or urethane filling gap in windshield rubber. Clean interior with headliner a bit bunchy in places. Fitted luggage on rear tray. Underhood appears done to factory specs and is only a bit dusty. Wears Rudge knockoffs with modern Yokohama radials. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $704,000. This was a nicely done car, although the colors may not appeal to all, 102 uses a Lycoming inline 8 engine. One of four built and the only one known to exist. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $121,000. Not sold for $270k at Kruse's Auburn sale in May '07 (SCM# 45907), not sold for $180k at Kruse's Hershey sale in October '08, finally sold today for quite a bit less. Henney used chassis from Cadillac, Auburn, Lincoln, Olds, and Packard, coachbuilt the bodies mainly as limos and hearses, and is said to have introduced “beaver tail well with only minor detail work needed. Scored 99.6 at an NCRS event. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $198,000. These cars, equipped with the “Blue Flame” stovebolt six, paled in comparison with the later V8-powered Corvettes. With only 300 made the first year, these were more of a project for Chevrolet to see if they could create an American version of the British cars of the day. Sales lagged in 1954, the V8 came in 1955, and the rest is history. While this was not Sports Car Market

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Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ the finest example out there, sales figures usually break the $200k mark. Even with some slight flaws, this was well bought. #TH226-1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N P5FH177293. Red/red hard top/red & white vinyl. Odo: 77,302 miles. 292ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Lots of chips and other general shabbiness to paint, which is especially rough on roof. Chrome looks original and is starting to pit all over. Passenger's door fit off. Custom Mercury taillights fitted. Interior OK and consistent with age, seat was redone some time ago. Engine bay not attractive, with brushed-on aluminum paint to master cylinder #S685-1958 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE convertible. S/N P558H8241. Red & white/ white vinyl/red & white vinyl. Odo: 38,888 miles. 375-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Very nice paint and body work. Restoration holding up pretty well and may not be fresh, judging by buff marks around trim. All stainless trim and chrome in very nice shape. Original-style biasply tires. Well done interior shows no flaws. and power steering pump. Crimp-on wiring connectors look like a backyard fix. Converted to 12-volt power and now sporting an alternator. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $22,825. An OK car if you really don't care about appearances and were happy just to fix some things and drive it. Not really worth restoring and not particularly confidence-inspiring to drive regularly, but if you have $22,825 to spend, this was as good as any car with needs. Buyer paid the going rate. #SN855-1958 CHEVROLET IMPALA convertible. S/N F58L179169. Red/black vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 1,139 miles. 348-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Decent older repaint, lots of buffing compound in cracks. Passenger door fit off slightly. Chrome old but good, stainless trim looks dated. Newer ARE mag wheels out of place. Interior redone in nice vinyl and with new CD player. Engine looks used, Offen- Engine bay highly detailed with thick, glossy black paint, which gives big eyeball but is a bit overdone. One of 3,096 convertibles built with buckets, Tri-Power, and Continental kit. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $143,000. Lots of shine here and it was beautiful—even if Pontiac didn't built them like this. Big money here for a big presentation. Well sold. #S670-1959 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N J59S106363. Red/red vinyl. Odo: 6,207 miles. 350-ci fuel-injected V8, 4-sp. Lots of paint flaws and touch-ups. Panel fit OK, but trunk fit too high. Stainless trim around headlights fits poorly, trim around door glass worn and dull. Nice Coker radials. Interior nothing special, but not shabby. Engine bay clean but has aftermarket fuel injection, HEI, and cheap chrome valve covers and air carbs. Equipped with power seats, steering, brakes, windows, and a/c. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $60,000. This car looked fantastic from two feet away, but when you got within one foot, well, it was a different story. Assuming the mechanicals were in order, all you have to do is get every single hinged panel to fit right. But mechanically I got nervous, too: The Carter AVS carburetor didn't appear on Mopars until the mid-1960s. Top bid seemed like good money. #F578-1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 10867S105857. Tuxedo Black & silver/white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 83,909 miles. 283-ci 270-hp V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Decent panel fit per factory, with only problems to paint being some bubbling around both door lock cylinders. Light scratching on chrome. Stainless trim in good shape. Interior as you would expect, nicely redone but not over the hauser valve covers and other chrome bits not shiny. Other additions include a Mallory ignition system and aftermarket a/c. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $58,000. This car didn't know what it wanted to be. It was neither custom nor stock. Another car that gave off kind of a bad vibe but you just couldn't put your finger on it. If the mechanicals work well, it should make a nice cruise-in attendee. The car didn't sell here with a less-than-generous top bid of $58,000 so maybe the room felt the same way. 104 cleaner from Manny, Moe, and Jack. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $55,500. Lots of cheap off-the-shelf parts here were a bit of a turn-off, but they all can be corrected with some money and diligence. This was a car you just drive on Saturday nights. The only trophies it will ever win will be for just showing up, so enjoy it on that level. This would require some real money to make it fetch a respectable price. You can find better, more original cars for the money, but if you liked the add-ons, this was a fair deal. #TH286-1959 CHRYSLER 300E 2-dr hard top. S/N M591100123. Silver Pine/white. Odo: 60,546 miles. 413-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Full rotisserie restoration with all new chrome. Passenger's door out at bottom, driver's door hard to close. Trunk sits high, hood fit poor, gas door fit off. Interior shows well, with cool original machine-turned dash. Engine bay nicely detailed but wears a pair of Carter AVS top. Clean engine bay just a bit dusty. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $55,000. This was a nice, driver quality, solid-axle ‘Vette. It looked to have been well kept, and mileage was most likely original. The car wouldn't wow at the big-boy Corvette meets, but would certainly stand out at the local show-and-shine. Price in today's C1 market looks dead-on with the 270-hp dual-quad carb setup. #TH201-1962 FORD THUNDERBIRD coupe. S/N 2Y87M144384. Dusty Rose/burgundy vinyl. Odo: 57,888 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Faded, dinged, dented, non-numbers-matching car. Moldy landau top, rusty quarters, and completly rusted-through taillight bezels. Hood repainted some time ago, so it doesn't match. Stated to run and stop. Interior complete but in the same condition as the outside, with stitching coming out of seats and pitting of interior trim. Non-numbers-correct engine missing a/c compressor, which is conveniently sitting on center console. 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Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ so it's rough around the edges, but other paint flaws could be cleaned up. Headlight fit marginal, windshield delaminating. Interior holding up OK with some wear since redo. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $4,500. This was a factory M-code 3x2-bbl car, which now sports a replacement engine and the wrong carb setup. Good luck finding the right parts for it. OK, they are rare, with only 145 made, but this is no factory roadster. Anything more than parts-car money is too much to come out on top. Just because it looks like a barn find doesn't mean it's a good find. #TH304-1963 Red/white CORVETTE convertible. S/N 30867S117402. Riverside vinyl/red CHEVROLET vinyl. Odo: 68,163 miles. 327-ci 340-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Rotisserie restoration with nice repaint shows only minor blemishes. Good consistent panel fit. Soft-ray tinted glass and good chrome. Clean redone interior. Clean underhood but brought down by dirty steering box, exhaust manifolds, and marked-up battery terminals. Wonderbar radio. Underhood underwhelming. intake painted to look aluminum and overall just unappealing. Stated to be numbers-matching. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $50,500. This car sold at Silver's Ft McDowell Auction in January '07 for $64,800 (SCM# 44149) and was a no-sale here. Since 2007 it had covered a mere 71 miles. Judging by the condition as described when sold in 2007, not much effort was made to improve the car. Price paid in 2007 would still be high for this car, and with no improvements, I don't foresee the owner getting his money back out for some time. Final bid was in line with the market considering the car's flaws. #TH202-1964 BUICK SKYLARK 2-dr hard top. S/N 3K3029688. Tan/tan vinyl. Odo: 7,970 miles. 300-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. All panels line up per factory standard, except driver's door, which is just slightly too far back. Paint mostly original, with only minor, difficult-todetect blending of touch-ups. Interior all original except for Autometer oil and temp gauges under dash and an aftermarket console. Paint on pedal pads starting to flake a little. Tidy engine bay includes a nice repop Delco battery and glass washer fluid bottle. Equipped with power steering and a/c. Numbers matching, car, seen last year at Silver's Fort McDowell sale in January, where it was a $32,000 no-sale (SCM# 156745). Top bid was a little better this time around, but the car is worth more, even with the few inconsistencies such as the aftermarket wheels and the non-orginal carb setup. #S743-1965 SHELBY GT350 R fastback. S/N 5R530. White & blue/black. Odo: 27,434 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Typical race car patina with decent paint and acceptable panel fit. Cracked Goodyear Blue Streak tires. Good Plexiglas windows not too heavily scratched. Interior fitted with modern seat for vintage racing. Big Shelby autograph on dash. Engine bay clean and shows some use. Owner states Non-factory idler pully looks a little out of place. Older restoration seems to be holding up well, all things considered. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $46,000. Almost 7,000 340-hp ‘Vettes were made in 1963, so they're not exactly rare, but this one did have the right options. It was a nice car with a box “A” title, indicating that the mileage was verifiable. Should have brought a little more money, and the seller was right to hold. #S618-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 30837S119736. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 15,856 miles. 327-ci 340-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Older repaint done with all trim in place, with build sheet and Protect-O-Plate. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $11,275. This car was being sold by the second owner, who purchased it back in '03 from the estate of the original owner. I'll admit I know this car and its owner, and it was absolutely original and just a nice driving old car. While some may consider it plain, it will provide a driving experience just as it would when new, which is sometimes hard to get out of restored cars with reproduction parts. Well bought, as there's still money in it at this price. #TH290-1965 PONTIAC GTO 2-dr hard top. S/N 237375K122149. Montero Red/white vinyl. Odo: 85,298 miles. 389-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Stated to be numbers-matching. Red repaint chipping in places but otherwise well applied, with only slight body waviness. Both doors in at front and out at rear, trunk fit slightly off. Only two of the original T-3 headlights remain. Interior in good shape, driver's seat slightly rumpled. Engine bay dusty, engine paint stained around gaskets. Originally a 4-bbl car, Tri-Power setup added. Ugly NAPA battery cables. Original window sticker present, showing price of $3,843.09. Equipped with a/c. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $38,000. Just a few flaws on this otherwise nice driver-quality 106 all original parts go with car, as does the extensive documentation. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $400,000. Raced extensively by a Peruvian owner when new, then sold to another South American owner, who raced it until the '80s. These have fallen in price over the last couple of years, but with only 34 ever made, you don't see them up for sale that often. The high water mark was almost $1m about four years ago, and $400,000 was a bit light today. Seller was right to hold. #S761-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194676S113340. Eng. # 6106910. White/red leather. Odo: 2,010 miles. 427-ci 425-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Older restora- Sports Car Market

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Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ tion work holding up well. Chrome in good shape but not brand new. Passenger's door too far back. Top cover fit off and shows bodywork at rear of panel. Interior clean, with only small detail items to fault, such as pitting on parking brake handle. Engine bay generally clean but shows signs of use. Added a/c. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $56,000. This car sold back at Kruse's Las Vegas sale in October '05 for $72,360 (SCM# 39764), and has covered only 20 miles since. This was the package to have. I thought the car presented pretty well, but the bidders disagreed and bidding went flat. The seller was right to hold—it would have been a steal at this price. #F450-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194676S119983. Silver Pearl/black leather. Odo: 62,461 miles. 327-ci 300-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Paint looks good but rough in some of the cracks and jambs. All panels fit well. Stainless trim appears original and in good shape. Fitted with sidepipes. Interior in good shape, with slight wear to driver's seat being the only sign of use. Well- bearskin carpet. Engine built by Doug Cook and showing its age with paint on blower chipping away and all aluminum oxidizing. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $17,050. This monstrosity was done in bad taste, but at least it was authentic, old school bad taste, and had a small story to tell. The good news was that the dated engine/ blower combo alone would be worth nearly the money paid here. For the price, what better way to scare old ladies and small children in your neighborhood than with this beast? I hear bearskin is coming back, too. #TH298-1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194378S410684. Rallye Red/black vinyl. Odo: 66,226 miles. 427-ci 435-hp V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Good repaint, with only wipe scratching that will be easily buffed out. Interior in generally good shape, with only one tear in vinyl on side of driver's seat. Engine bay just OK, with spray-can overspray on some wiring. New water pump BEST BUY #S721-1969 CAMARO Yenko SC coupe. S/N 124379N579444. Gold/black CHEVROLET vinyl. Odo: 85,143 miles. 427-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. High-quality restoration of a very desirable car. Near flawless paint with correct panel fit. Nice chrome. Highly detailed engine bay. Very hard to fault. One of ten made. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $192,500. This was one of only a few cars here that I could call flawless. In the past couple of years, these have been trading over $200,000, so I have to call this well bought—if not for the low price, then for the quality of the vehicle. #TH244-1970 DODGE DART 2-dr hard top. S/N LL23C0R318010. Lime Green/black vinyl. Odo: 38,762 miles. Lumpy, dirty repaint chipping around windshield trim. Chrome optioned with power steering, brakes, and windows. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $48,950. Another nice looking cruise-in car. It won't win any top awards but will provide great usability, assuming it has no big mechanical needs or poorly fixed crash damage. Sold here slightly below market, so no big surprises. If the new owner doesn't have to put any money in, I would call it well bought. #TH355-1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194678S404302. Silver flake/marbled leather. Odo: 22,199 miles. 427-ci 750-hp supercharged V8, 4-sp. Appeared in Hot Rod magazine, July 1973. Crazy one-of-a-kind paint job with heavy metallic flake and air-brushed ribbons in various loud colors. Custom fender flares, removable top with big plexi sunroof, and one-piece tiltforward front clip. Paint chipping extensively on rear wing. Custom interior covered in colorful marbled leather with brass buttons and fake painted red, not orange. Chipping paint on intake. All smog equipment in place. Numbersmatching L71 engine. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $43,000. An honest car that appeared consistent with its mileage. It certainly wasn't perfect, but would still make a nice driver, with imperfections easily fixed. The last bid seemed in the ball park to me, but obviously the seller needed a bit more and held out. #S710-1968 FORD GT500 KR fastback. S/N 8T02R21619404425. Special Yellow/ black vinyl. Odo: 45,208 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. SAAC Concours Gold, scoring 858. Flawless paint and body gaps. Nearperfect restoration hard to fault. All correct paint markings underhood. Heavily docu- mented including original Ford punch tag. Full Marti Report. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $181,500. worn thin. Panel fit good with slight waviness to the body. New seat covers and carpet with original door panels. Cool tape player circa 1984 conspicuously still in dash. Engine bay generally clean, with some chipping engine paint. Genuine Hedman Hedders add to this dated package. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $18,000. Offered by a Montana dealer with an interesting ten-year buy-back policy. The dealer will buy the car back only in the 10th year if the car is in 90% same condition as when sold by dealer. Begs the question what is the difference between 89% and 90% same condition? Answer: How much has the car appreciated? The dealer was looking for $18,750 as stated on the windshield, which was maybe a little bullish considering the mediocre condition. Owner told me he was hoping for $150,000, and he got it. It was fantastic overall, with buckets of documentation and top awards to boot. Good money for a great car. 108 BS27R0B363502. White/black vinyl/ red vinyl. Odo: 19,843 miles. 426-ci V8, 2x4bbl, auto. Full rotisserie restoration done to very high standard. Panel fit near perfect and probably better than factory, white paint presents as flawless. Nice chrome. Poverty caps with correct Goodyear Polyglas tires, very nice TOP 10 No. 4 Sports Car Market #S723-1970 PLYMOUTH HEMI ‘CUDA convertible. S/N

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Glovebox Notes 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 Cabriolet A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM stable. HHHHH is best. original interior with Rally gauge pack. Engine bay re-done as it left the factory, with all correct markings and tags. One of 14 convertibles built, and only nine with auto trans. Equipped with optional power windows, steering, and Passenger's door out at bottom. Good chrome. Good interior with wavy console lid the only Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ Price as tested: $63,240 EPA Mileage: 17/25 Likes: Nothing beats cruising around with the top down in the Arizona desert, and this impressive mid-sized two-door did that very well. In general, I prefer a canvas top to a retractable hardtop, as the lines of the car aren't distorted to fit the top. This top worked easily, and the M-B was remarkably quiet top up. As you would expect from an E-Class, the steering was tight and accurate, the interior was logical and classy (not the punish-you-austerity of the BMW 5 Series), and the instruments were easy to read. The fuel economy was better than advertised. I could complain about the lack of back-seat room, but this car was really made for two people, so I won't. Gripes: This car didn't have the pep I'd like to feel in a two-door Mercedes-Benz. There is almost no trunk room, which is the price you pay for that nice, no-worries convertible top. The navigation system remained a painful mystery for most of the five days that I drove the car. How can something that should be so simple be so complicated? Couldn't they just outsource the GPS to Garmin and be done with it? disc brakes. Numbers matching. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,705,000. The cream of the crop, folks, and very hard to fault. Even though the prices of blue chip muscle cars have fallen over the past few years along with the rest of the market, I would call this fairly well bought considering the high water mark of $2,160,000, seen back in 2006 for a Vitamin C orange '70 at Barrett-Jackson (SCM# 40279). That's a savings of $455,000, for those keeping score at home. The only items that could raise the cool factor here would be a factory 4-speed and perhaps Rally wheels, depending on taste. #S725-1971 PLYMOUTH HEMI ‘CUDA Fun to drive: HHHH Fun to look at: HHH Overall experience: HHHH Verdict: This is a car that is meant to take two people—who know how to pack light—on fun road trips in sunny climates. The white of our car didn't show its lines as well as a darker color, but it still stood out in the parking lot. This car is more fun than practical, but there's nothing wrong with that.—Chester Allen ♦ WARNING: Upgrading to SCM PLATINUM may cause your keyboard to sizzle. As an SCM PLATINUM member you will receive exclusive e-mails giving you near-instant auction results. Sign up today and get the inside information you need, sent so fast it may cause your computer to smoke like a Voisin! www.sportscarmarket.com ebox Notes 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 Cabriolet A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM stable. HHHHH is best. original interior with Rally gauge pack. Engine bay re-done as it left the factory, with all cor- rect markings and tags. One of 14 convertibles built, and only nine with auto trans. Equipped with optional power windows, steering, and Passenger's door out at bottom. Good chrome. Good interior with wavy console lid the only Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ Price as tested: $63,240 EPA Mileage: 17/25 Likes: Nothing beats cruising around with the top down in the Arizona desert, and this impressive mid-sized two-door did that very well. In general, I prefer a canvas top to a re- tractable hardtop, as the lines of the car aren't distorted to fit the top. This top worked easily, and the M-B was remarkably quiet top up. As you would expect from an E-Class, the steer- ing was tight and accurate, the interior was logical and classy (not the punish-you-auster- ity of the BMW 5 Series), and the instruments were easy to read. The fuel economy was bet- ter than advertised. I could complain about the lack of back-seat room, but this car was really made for two people, so I won't. Gripes: This car didn't have the pep I'd like to feel in a two-door Mercedes-Benz. There is almost no trunk room, which is the price you pay for that nice, no-worries convertible top. The navigation system remained a painful mystery for most of the five days that I drove the car. How can something that should be so simple be so complicated? Couldn't they just outsource the GPS to Garmin and be done with it? disc brakes. Numbers matching. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,705,000. The cream of the crop, folks, and very hard to fault. Even though the prices of blue chip muscle cars have fallen over the past few years along with the rest of the market, I would call this fairly well bought considering the high water mark of $2,160,000, seen back in 2006 for a Vitamin C orange '70 at Barrett-Jackson (SCM# 40279). That's a savings of $455,000, for those keeping score at home. The only items that could raise the cool factor here would be a factory 4-speed and perhaps Rally wheels, depending on taste. #S725-1971 PLYMOUTH HEMI ‘CUDA Fun to drive: HHHH Fun to look at: HHH Overall experience: HHHH Verdict: This is a car that is meant to take two people—who know how to pack light—on fun road trips in sunny climates. The white of our car didn't show its lines as well as a darker color, but it still stood out in the parking lot. This car is more fun than practical, but there's nothing wrong with that.—Chester Allen ♦ WARNING: Upgrading to SCM PLATINUM may cause your keyboard to sizzle. As an SCM PLATINUM member you will receive exclusive e-mails giving you near-instant auction results. Sign up today and get the inside information you need, sent so fast it may cause your computer to smoke like a Voisin! www.sportscarmarket.com 2-dr 2-dr hard top. S/N BS23R1B347550. Plum Crazy/white vinyl. Odo: 45,107 miles. 426-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Passenger's door slightly wavy and trunk fit off. Driving lights unplugged. Paint worn on fender gills. Factory Rally wheels with authentic Goodyear bias-ply tires. Interior redone to acceptable standard and hard to criticize. Engine as clean as one would detraction. Engine bay dusty but not greasy and looks well spruced-up after 80,000 miles of use. One of 458 4-speed cars. Numbers matching. Equipped with power steering, brakes, windows, and a/c. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $36,300. Horsepower was reduced to 300 due to “net” rating system for 1972. Low production of T/As was due to UAW strike in 1972, so these are somewhat rare. Presentation was good but still big money here, especially considering the mileage. Well sold. #TH209-1975 FORD F-100 pickup. S/N F10YRW80243. Mountain Green Metallic & white/gray cloth. Odo: 73,777 miles. Reportedly was here at Russo last year during the storm: roof was damaged by a fallen pole, truck then reskinned. Perfect custom paint job with foil accents under clear. No orange peel anywhere. Color matched bedliner. Nice chrome. Clean custom interior in subtle colors. expect, with all belts and hoses labeled with original Mopar markings. R-code with build sheet and shaker hood. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $401,500. This car was a no-sale at Mecum's Indy sale in May of 2010 with a top bid of $325,000 (SCM# 164249). The owner may have done a little detail work, which helped him get the money he was looking for here. Top of the market for these, and the seller did well. #S737-1972 PONTIAC TRANS AM coupe. S/N 2V87X2N523810. Cameo White & blue/saddle vinyl. Odo: 81,796 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Shaker hood with bird sticker. Good repaint. Driver's door closes hard and driver's fender shows bodywork at rear edge. Nicely painted engine bay needs only dusting. Leaky master cylinder and Car-Quest plug wires are the only weak points. Equipped with power steering and brakes. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $16,000. Owned for 19 years by a shop owner from Portland and was driven to the auction. I liked this truck because it felt honest. The custom work was subtle, not gaudy. I also felt that there were multiples more money invested than could ever be gotten out. Hence, a no-sale at $16,000. #TH364-1978 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 1Z8748S903015. Black & silver/silver leather. Odo: 24,247 miles. 350-ci 220-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. One repaint in good condition except for few large cracks in nose. Headlight doors and passengerside fender have been filled in with touch-up paint. Original factory pace car door stickers in trunk, repros on car. Glass tops. Tires don't match front-to-back. Door gaps decent. Interior shows no significant wear beyond what mile Sports Car Market

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Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ #S769-1992 FORD MUSTANG SAAC age might indicate. Recent engine bay cleaning is a bit too “dealer” shiny. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $18,700. Recently these have taken a slight hit in price, and some pace car sales earlier this year went for significantly less. This example was far from perfect but had good miles. Is there a rebound in price on the way? One might think so by the price paid here. Well sold. Mk I #004 coupe. S/N 1FACP42E6NF178143. White & blue/black leather. Odo: 20,973 miles. 302-ci supercharged V8, 5-sp. Paint and stripes appear original. Damage to passenger's side ground effect spat ahead of rear wheel. Interior clean, with wear consistent with miles. Only slight rubbing of driver's seat bolster leather. Said to be blueprinted and dynoed at 505 hp. Engine bay dirty, with all aluminum components oxidizing—paint is even flaking off stamped Vortech number tag. Had a list price of $39,995 back in 1992. One of three pre-production units to be equipped with Vortech supercharger. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $22,000. As Shelby's answer to Saleen's 1989 SSC Mustang, the package—available new to SAAC members only—utilized many emissions-legal engine parts being produced by Ford Motorsport. This car belonged to one of the designers of the car's graphics. I saw these trade near $50,000 a few years back in private sales, although they're not likely to rebound soon. Considering the blower, I'd call this well bought. ©

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Silver Auctions Fort McDowell, AZ Arizona in January Silver's the place to buy on a budget, and this year did not disappoint, with the majority of lots selling for under $30k Company Silver Auctions Date January 21–23, 2011 Location Fort McDowell, Arizona Auctioneers Mitch Silver, Paul Baer, Bob Graham, Gary & Colleen Baylor, Matt & Rose Backs Automotive lots sold / offered 209/334 Sales rate 63% Sales total $3,715,374 High sale 2001 Ford F-650 with trailer, sold at $91,260 Buyer's premium 8%, included in sold prices 1932 Chrysler CP 8 Victoria coupe, sold for $64,800 Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics I t hardly seems like it's been 14 years since the first Silver Auction in Arizona. That first sale was held downtown in Fountain Hills, and didn't conflict with any other sale (since Barrett-Jackson and Kruse were the only other auction venues hosting sales in January at that time). My, how times have changed. Even with Kruse now extinct, there are more than double the number of auctions held throughout what has come to be known as Arizona auction week, with Mitch Silver and company being an integral part of the foray, having moved to the Fort McDowell Resort and Casino over a decade ago. After last year's rain and wind (which wreaked havoc at several venues, knocking over tents and damaging vehicles at Russo and Steele, and bringing down parts of Silver's shelters as well, which delayed the start of Silver's auction), it was a blessing that all this year's venues experienced beautiful weather throughout the week. Only on Sunday did the wind pick up, but otherwise, the climate was perfect for a collector car auction: dry and with high temperatures in the 70s—which is the type of winter weather that made the car community head south for these sales in the first place. The consignments here at Silver once again repre- sented a good cross-section of the hobby, from CCCA Full Classics to modern imported beaters, and most everything 112 in between. Just like last year, the top selling vehicle was modern—this time around it was a car hauler—but next up to bat was a fantastically restored 1963 Chevy Impala convertible, hitting the post at $79,920. Overall, there were fewer cars consigned this year, and for a logical reason: the auction was only conducted for three days instead of four—Friday through Sunday. While the traditional final “Montana rules” Monday sale was cut (since it tended to be a dealer frenzy, as most consumers were at work), in its place, Silver conducted a separate “Last Chance” auction one week later on the other side of the casino in the parking lot of the adjoining Radisson hotel. Quite a few of the lots here were rerun from earlier in the week, and Silver announced that bidder credentials from the initial sale would be good for the Last Chance event, helping to drum up interest among buyers and sellers still in the area. At this all-new event, 21 of 64 lots sold for a combined $255,312. While the now three-day sale had fewer cars, the overall sales were consistent with last year's $3.9m for 221 of 410 lots, showing that cars on the average were selling at around the same average price as one year ago. And with the Last Chance sale factored in, final totals were a dead heat with 2010, which bodes well for the hobby as a whole. And with the big headline auctions seeing some record prices realized at their Phoenix and Scottsdale auctions, it's good to know that at everyman's level, things are just as rosy. ♦ $1m $2m $3m $4m $5m $6m $7m 0 Sports Car Market Sales Totals 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007

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Silver Auctions Fort McDowell, AZ ENGLISH #70-1951 BENTLEY MK VI 4-dr sedan. S/N B23KL. Pearlescent white/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 64,013 miles. Mileage claimed actual since new. Paintwork redone eleven years ago, with chipping on hood edges and cowl. Bumpers and easily replaced brightwork rechromed at time of repaint. Non-stock tan pinstriping on C-pillars and moldings. Interior recently reupholstered in leather and done to no-worse-than-original workmanship. Good interior wood has been Odo: 59,912 miles. Claimed to have been professionally restored a few years ago for over $50k. Expert body prep and paint application, although there is a half-dollar sized section of light blistering on hood. Nicked and peeling Mylar door edge guards. Bumpers and most trim replated, but some light corrosion on vent window frames. Reupholstered interior showing some wear since it was redone, driver's seat around beltline revarnished well. Doors have a loose, clunky feel. Equipped with sliding panel sunroof and singular front driving light. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,960. Due to the fancy white paint and hokey pinstripping, this struck me as either a has-been or soon-to-be wedding limo. The same remark was made when it was last seen at Hot August Nights nearly three years ago (SCM# 117716), but at least the interior has been tidied up since. Sold for a cheap enough price in line with for-hire chauffeur service as its likely future. Light #386-1951 MG TD roadster. S/N TD4275. yellow/tan cloth/green leather. RHD. Odo: 20,935 miles. Restored in late '80s and still quite presentable. Glossy paint has a few light panel edge chips. Bumpers holding their replate well, but rest of brightwork shows light pitting or frosting. Door and panel fit fine for a TD. Light staining on replacement top. Pleasant patina to reupholstered interior. Older laced leather steering wheel rim cover. Configured in starting to wrinkle from padding compaction. Revarnished wood presents well. Older AM/ FM/cassette deck installed. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $16,308. While it showed some use, there was still a good base that should clean up well. Bought by a high volume dealer, so there should still be some money left in it once it is fluffed and buffed. That assumes he can find the right buyer, as most Jag sedans—especially the smaller Mk IIs—are not an easy sale among the general buying public. #57-1963 JAGUAR XKE coupe. S/N J63888383. White/black leather. Odo: 48,372 miles. Said to have been professionally restored with only N.O.S. or Jag-supplied parts in the early '90s, and used sparingly since. Seemed more like a nice original than a concours lawn ornament, with the mellowed paint and lessthan-perfectly installed weatherseals. Engine bay and undercarriage nearly show ready. Light interior wear, light seat wrinkling, and minimal carpet soiling. Aluminum interior trim lightly dulled and dinged. Factory a/c retrofitted with shows decent workmanship. DIN-mount CD stereo system mounted into the stock radio location. Somewhat clean and tidy under the hood, but chassis unkempt, with economy exhaust system. Fitted with gray painted knockoff wire wheels, shod with ancient Firestone radials. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $5,508. Publisher Martin seemed to be keen on this, as he was at the time shopping for three sub-$5k MGBs. It sold for $508 beyond Keith's budget, but the more I looked at it, the better I liked it as a functional, chrome-bumper MG. GERMAN #55-1963 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE sedan. S/N 5076054. Aqua/black vinyl. Odo: 82,417 miles. Decent repaint, but sloppy masking around door handles and seals. Door handles rather pitted, body trim dulling and scuffed up. Newer, third-world-produced running boards. Good original seats, with discoloration along seat back tops. Rear luggage rack blocking access to inspect engine compartment (handy for the seller), although bottom of right-hand drive with tonneau cover and steel wheels shod with Michelins. Mesko Motometer-type temperature gauge atop radiator. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $15,768. Reserve was lifted at $14k, but it still took awhile to get the car hammered sold. Condition-wise, it was a nice driver, and it was presented as such, but right-hand drive made that harder to embrace. #253-1962 JAGUAR MK II 4-dr sedan. S/N P178663BW. Green metallic/black leather. 114 modern compressor and R134a refrigerant. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $42,930. 1963 was the last year of the 3.8-liter motor for the series-one E-type. The reserve was lifted on this one at $39,500, getting one more bid before being hammered sold. While E-type coupes are not shining stars in the market right now, I feel this was bought well. The restoration is done, it's far from being needy, and its condition is at the place where you can either easily fluff-and-buff it to make it a show queen, or since the a/c is functional, just plain drive and enjoy it. #372-1972 MGB convertible. S/N GHN5UC2806766. British Racing Green/tan vinyl/tan vinyl. Odo: 95,566 miles. Newer economy repaint rather presentable thanks to better body prep, but still some slight waviness on lower half. Hood seems to bow in the middle. All easy-to-swap brightwork replaced or replated. Recently replaced interior soft trim whole car is rather oily and grungy. Sits on new radial tires. Fitted with aftermarket headlight brows, plus period accessory roof and rear luggage racks. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,480. Beetles seem to have become magnets for whatever trinkets can be attached to them, and buyers don't seem to mind. As soon as it stopped on the auction block, the pink No Reserve signs were placed around the car (as seen on hood in accompanying image), yielding a decent buy but not quite a smoking hot deal. #296-1969 PORSCHE 912 Targa. S/N 129010636. Red/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 89,351 miles. Better quality repaint. Retains original Blaupunkt AM/FM radio and aftermarket newer Nardi wood rim steering wheel. Seats, door panels, and dashboard cover are reproductions, starting to show light wear. Few obvious aftermarket components in dirty engine bay, such as K&N air filters, Day-Glo yellow ignition wiring, and coil. Rubber fuel Sports Car Market

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Silver Auctions Fort McDowell, AZ line and wiring is pretty cobbled up. Beneath, the heater boxes have been removed, and the undercarriage has actually been washed off. Fitted with a set of correct Fuchs wheels, shod with fresh radials. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $15,444. Offered at no reserve, so it slowly-but-surely plodded its way past ten-grand without much in the way of theatrics, until it hammered sold. All told, this was very well sold by the consignor, as one would be hard pressed to equal this at any other auction venue. #338-1971 BMW 3.0 S BAVARIA 4-dr sedan. S/N 3100224. Polaris Silver/navy leather. Odo: 51,189 miles. Dealer attests that it was a one-owner car from Albuquerque, the indicated miles are actual, and that it is original apart from service items and one repaint. Impressive older masked-off repaint. Newer replacement windshield. Light scuffing on brightwork. Third brake light added in rear window. Original upholstery like new, save for carpeting and heel pads. Period leather accessory shift knob. Exceptionally tidy, mostly Wears stock, color-matched wheel covers and newer radial tires. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $24,840. Last sold for $30,500 in 2009. Hammered sold this weekend on Saturday as part of a no-reserve four-car collection for $24,840, then bought again that day for $21,276 and finally offered here on Sunday. #39-1979 PORSCHE 928 coupe. S/N 9289202055. Gunmetal Gray/black leather. Odo: 101,566 miles. Dice valve stem caps on stock five-hole wheels. Repainted several times, this time at least it's glossy and they got most of the masking at least close. Door panels loosely fitting, center section all but falling off. Aftermarket CD stereo, metal pedal covers, and small diameter steering wheel with lace-on wrap-type rim cover that's about three inches thick. Carpeted dashboard. Slip-on vinyl supplement (perhaps worth more than the car). Idles rough, brake light stuck on. Bargainbasement tires on the stock alloys. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $4,104. The last time I saw a Baur cabriolet, it was a 1977-82 320i at the 1999 BMW CCA national meet in Indianapolis; before that was at the local BMW dealer when I lived in West Germany in the mid-'80s. Every single one this side of the Atlantic is a graymarket import. While it was a BMW oddity, there were enough shagged-out gray market car issues here that I can understand why the first buyer flipped it for a loss at $3,150 on Sunday evening during the rerun section of the auction. Besides, one gray-market Bimmer in my garage is enough. #10-1987 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SL convertible. S/N WDBBA48D7HA062732. Red/ red hard top & black cloth soft top/black leather. Odo: 98,658 miles. Serviceable original paint, some oxidation on upper surfaces has been buffed into submission. Good original brightwork, heavily dulled plastic door handles. Fresh Continental radials on somewhat beat-up and worn stock aero alloys, aftermarket chrome wheelarch flares. Lightly weathered original original engine bay. Optional sunroof, a/c, and radio delete. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $25,920. As the owner of an E9 coupe, I must've spent an hour checking this out. Generally, we coupe folks refer to these sedans as “4-door parts cars,” but not this exceptionally well-preserved example. I figured $15k would be all the money in the world, but it turns out the consignor bought it at Barrett-Jackson's Orange County auction last year for $19,800 (SCM# 165401), tidied it up a bit, and got this impressive number. (He expected $30k.) Apparently, global interest in 3.0 CSLs has now even trickled down to E3 Bavs. #351-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280 SE modified convertible. S/N 11102612003102. Gunmetal Gray/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 67,885 miles. Closed car modified into a convertible. Thick repaint, light frosting on glass trim, broken antenna mast. Older bumper replating, front bumper mounted crooked. Left taillight is out. Older dashboard redye job starting to show the black underneath it. Good stock door and seat upholstery, with light wear starting. Glovebox door mismatch. Stock Behr a/c unit beneath dash. Under the hood, the a/c compressor is a remanufactured Frigidaire unit. 116 seat coverings. Window card disclosure reads, “It has an edge to it, but things seem to work good.” Cond: 4. SOLD AT $3,132. For my Fourth Annual Arizona Auctions “Hide Under Your Chair While the Ticking Time Bomb Crosses the Auction Block” award winner, this was my choice. It sold at no reserve, and as it sat on the block, the auctioneer declared, “Hey, it's a cheap Porsche.” #248-1985 BMW 323I Baur TC convert- ible. S/N WBAAA810307542955. Black/black cloth/tan leather. Odo: 125,462 miles. Graymarket import appears to have been federalized by swapping the 2.3-L “baby six” with a federalized 2.7-L “eta” engine used in the 325e or 528e. Heavily buffed-out older repaint. Serviceable brightwork. Light dings on driver's door, passenger's window inoperative. Good original top fabric. Yellowing door panel trim. Newer covers over moderately worn front seats. Includes owner's manual with Baur soft top. Seat, carpet, and steering wheel rim wear in line with 98k indicated miles. Both types of tops, hard top sitting on carrier. Tidy, clean, and bone stock engine bay; recently serviced by a Sacramento Mercedes dealer. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,720. Not the finest example of a 560SL that I'd seen at auction, but not a scary money pit either. An average example for typical money, if not a bid or two rich. Well sold. ITALIAN #56-1973 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER convertible. S/N AR3044843. Navy blue/black cloth/crimson vinyl. Odo: 176 miles. Fresh repaint and clearcoat with lackluster body prep and masking, overspray on undercarriage. Newer top starting to show some weathering and light wear. Heavier pitting on door latches. Poorly mounted Talbot-style mirror on driver's Sports Car Market

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Silver Auctions Fort McDowell, AZ door. (Botch one mounting hole, drill another so the mirror sits crooked.) Scruffy original alloy wheels with older radials marinating in tire dressing. Modest wear to seats and door panels. Heavy wear and cracking on floorboard rubber mats. Cleaned-up engine bay nowhere near show condition. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $6,750. The final bids decreased each time it crossed the block: $6,750 on Friday, $6,500 on Saturday as lot 264, and $6k on Sunday. Better than the $3k bid it got last time we saw it in September at the Bonhams's LeMay auction (SCM# 166309), although it wasn't running then and needed a paint job. Seller remained convinced it was a $9k car, and I'm not sure what it's going to take to convince him otherwise. JAPANESE #364-1971 DATSUN 240Z fastback. S/N HLS3009863. Mustard yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 138,911 miles. 40-year-old paint not in the greatest shape. Some panel edges burned through from buffing, heavier nose and panel edge chipping. Light dent in left rear corner. Patched mirror mounting holes evident on passenger's door. Lightly cleaned-up engine bay, aftermarket strut brace added. Heavier shocks and sway bars are also noted. Aftermarket gauges, including racing tach with shift light. Aftermarket steering wheel, '80s vintage K-car floor shift. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $6,480. This was one of those customs that makes you shake you head and ask “Why?” Nice workmanship, but very strange choices. Hence, it was offered at no reserve, and this is what it brought. AMERICAN #314-1932 CHRYSLER CP 8 Victoria coupe. S/N 7525898. Thistle Green & Dark Thistle Green/green cloth. Odo: 88,182 miles. Fully restored in original color scheme. Darker roof paint has some light orange peel, rest is well done. All chrome brilliantly replated, with only the hubcaps starting to dull slightly. Upholstery still in like-new condition, but carpeting has some prominent soiling and staining in footwells. No-worse-than-show-quality detailing under the hood. Rather tidy undercarriage, also. Fitted with dual sidemount spare easy viewing of sloppy dash wiring. Fitted with modern temperature gauge. Tires and brake job within last year. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $6,480. While radio and appliance magnate Powel Crosley's automotive empire only lasted until 1952, the cast iron 4-cylinder engine lived on for at least a decade beyond that in industrial applications and as an outboard boat motor. Bid to $6,100 on the block as a no-sale, but a deal was hammered out by Sunday afternoon. #261-1956 DODGE C-4 pickup. expertly restored. S/N 84286. Mint green/green & white vinyl. Odo: 132 miles. Stripped to the bare cab on the frame and Better-than-original quality repaint. Slight lifting of front fender welting. Light but noticeable scratching on alloriginal glass. New pickup bed wood. Period repro wide whitewalls, N.O.S. hubcaps. Reupholstered seat and door panels, similar to original. Reproduction headliner and rubber Nardi wood wheel. Very well kept interior— way too nice for 138,911 miles of use. Fitted with aftermarket Panasport alloys shod with a set of Bridgestones. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,288. I wouldn't have bragged about 138k miles as a selling point, but this did seem like a solid local car, only slightly tweaked. The noreserve thing had everyone going silly, including our Affordable Classic columnist Rob Sass, who ran like hell up to it when it arrived on the block, and ran like hell away from it when it passed $5k. SWEDISH #12-1973 VOLVO 1800ES 2-dr wagon. S/N 1836353004260. Blue & silver/gray cloth. Odo: 759,817 miles. Repowered with a heavily-modified, 3.8L Buick V6. Non-Volvoesque, but a clean build and very tidy under hood. Actually too tidy, as the serial number tag is gone. Nice repaint. Good, mostly replated brightwork, with a section of steel industrial walkway for a grille. Sticky-backed, cut-to-fit door and window seals falling off. Non-stock upholstery for entire interior but expertly installed. Mix of stock and aftermarket 118 tires, free wheeling, and Pilot Ray driving lights. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $64,800. Last appears in the SCM database sold for $29k at The Auction, Inc. in Las Vegas, 1992 (SCM# 17287). Unlike the better known Full Classic marques in 1932, Chrysler was really an engineering leader. They had all-steel bodies and hydraulic brakes, while Pierce-Arrow, Packard, and Lincoln still had wood-framed bodies and mechanical binders. Seller originally planned to sell the car at Mecum's Monterey auction last fall, but it was damaged en-route. Now fixed and fluffed, it went past the $50k reserve without much trouble. #258-1948 CROSLEY 2-dr wagon. S/N CC58476. Beige & simulated wood/brown cloth. Odo: 58 miles. Repainted within the last few years, but not particularly well—intermittently glossy at best. Stick-on wood vinyl trim very heavily rippled and wavy. Sloppy weatherseal glue. Incorrect painted grille. Missing wiper assemblies. Non-stock modern seat reupholstery job. Oxidized shift boot and pedal rubber, dingy steering wheel. Gaping hole for radio, no speaker behind grille, allowing for floor mat. Squeaky-clean and authentically detailed engine compartment. Virtually no road spray on undercarriage. Optional 259-ci V8, 4-speed transmission, and large rear window. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $17,280. Consigned by a dealer who's known for doing good quality, authentic pickup restorations, this was rather well bought. Not a screaming hot deal, but a good deal for being turn-key ready and done. #299-1958 PACKARD SERIES 58L 2-dr hard top. S/N 58L6655. Bluff Gray & Cliff Gray/white vinyl with black & white nylon. Odo: 20,778 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Sales invoice confirms it was configured to original spec. Miles believed actual, stored since 1969, recently cosmetically restored. Better paint quality than possible when new. All trim original and professionally buffed out, bumpers have been replated to show quality. Light edge bubbling of vent windows. Showquality engine bay detailing, undercarriage a bit dingy but original. Wonderfully nice original interior upholstery, with moderate carpet soiling and yellowing of the original white plastic dash knobs. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT Sports Car Market

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Silver Auctions Fort McDowell, AZ $60,480. One of 675 two-door hard tops from the final production year for Packard, but perhaps better known as a “Packabaker,” since the '57s and '58s were actually Studebaker Presidents. The wide grilles and headlight pod extensions made them look like automotive platypuses—an undignified end to a proud marque, to say the least. Still, in 21 years of reporting, this was the first I'd seen cross the auction block, so they're rare. Combine that with low miles and being among the last of the Packards, and that explains the stellar price. #208-1962 FORD FALCON Futura 2-dr sedan. S/N 2R19U157325. Sandshell Beige/ white vinyl/two-tone beige vinyl. Odo: 83,413 miles. 170-ci I6, 1-bbl, auto. Recently repainted, with good masking. Bumpers replated, trim buffed. Fitted with period curb feelers. Good original vinyl roof, but sealed with bathroom caulk along rain gutters. Original interior well cared for. Plastic dash knobs yellowing. Retains most documentation since sold new by Russ Davis Ford of Covina, CA. Original window sticker confirms optional lightly yellowing. Cleaned-up and paint-detailed motor. Equipped with optional rear power window, padded dash, push-bottom AM radio, and roof rack. N.O.M. 200-ci 6-cylinder dressed up as a stock 170, C4 automatic in lieu of original Ford-O-Matic. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $21,600. Further evidence that station wagons continue to do well in the market. It's doubtful that a Falcon convertible restored to concours quality could pull more money than this Squire, which was nice, but was neither concoursquality, nor entirely correct. #465-1965 PONTIAC GTO 2-dr hard top. S/N 242176Z118708. White/red vinyl. Odo: 88,636 miles. 389-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Claimed a “barn find” stored for over twenty years by previous owner. All-original, apart from one repaint. Said repaint is good, but not show quality, same with brightwork. Panel gaps passable for a mid-'60s GM A-body, doors do feel rather solid. All-original interior shows far less wear than expected for 88k miles and 20 years of sitting. Recent low-level engine detailing. Equipped with Tri-Power, 4-speed, power steering, AM/FM radio, and Rally I wheels shod with older radials. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $33,480. I really don't think the term “barn find” is an appropriate description for a car that's been parked in a garage for 20 years. The word is overused, and I'm sick of it, but they got the car sold, and for a tidy sum. 170-cube six-banger, Ford-O-Matic transmission, vinyl roof, push-button AM radio, twospeed windshield wipers, tinted windshield, and padded dashboard. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $12,960. While the fastback Futuras pop up once in awhile, they rarely have a vinyl roof. This surpassed the $11,000 reserve without much difficulty, showing that even 6-cylinder Falcons get some respect in the 21st century. #209-1962 FORD FALCON SQUIRE 4-dr wagon. S/N 2R26U191857. Rangoon Red/red & white vinyl. Odo: 99,745 miles. 200-ci I6, 1-bbl, auto. Nice respray and replacement faux wood grain. Rechromed bumpers and buffedout original stainless trim. Generic glued-on door seals, with some glue oozing. Good upholstery workmanship. Replacement carpeting and color-coordinated floor mats. Dash knobs soiled and worn. Equipped with optional a/c, power steering, in-dash tachometer, and Magnum 500 wheels shod with repro Redline bias-ply tires. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,170. 1968 was the first year for the popular “cokebottle” B-body Mopars people typically picture when you say either “Road Runner” or “GTX.” 120 #379-1968 PLYMOUTH GTX 2-dr hard top. S/N RS23L8G269710. Black & white/ white vinyl. Odo: 67,817 miles. 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Newer average repaint. Rear trim panel poorly prepped before replate, looking wavy and pitted. Bumpers better, pitted door handles not touched. New hood insulation, heavier surface rust beneath fender tag. Quickie engine compartment clean-up. Reproduction seats and door panels, fake wood door panel trim faded and scuffed. Steering wheel cover column. On Magnum 500 wheels with repro bias-ply tires. Title delayed. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,980. The description card claimed that it also had the optional Go Pack, but the Go Pack was an enhancement of the 390-ci engine, so it obviously wouldn't be available on a 343ci car like this one. The reserve was lifted at $18k, so hopefully the high bidder knew what he was buying. #502-1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194679S733323. Red/black vinyl hard and soft tops/black vinyl. Odo: 16,799 miles. 427-ci 435-hp V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Originally Fathom Green with standard black vinyl interior. Equipped with both tops and AM/FM radio, stated to be inoperative. Stated by the consignor to be a big-block car with a date-code correct 435-hp motor. Presentable older repaint over better body prep, better-thanoriginal door gaps, better-than-average bumper replating. Newer soft top, likely original vinyl This one wasn't much more than a pretty driver, but a/c and good color made it a decent buy. #348-1969 AMC AMX fastback. S/N A9M397T257662. White & black/black vinyl. Odo: 2,594 miles. 343-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Well masked-off older repaint with some panel edge chipping and fading, overspray on unkempt undercarriage. Gaps no worse than new. Older, not especially brilliant bumper replating, good original trim. Reproduction door panels and seat coverings, although headrests don't match. AMC AM/FM radio is a newer vintage unit, held in by a series of stacked washers. Optional power steering and front discs, a/c, and tilt on hard top. Glossy black rattle-can repaint on undercarriage. Heavier seat vinyl wrinkling, light wear on carpeting. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $27,216. Relatively inexpensive for a “435 horse” drop top, but not a smoking hot deal, as the provenance was all but non-existent. Was a no-sale at $28,500 when it ran across the block on Saturday afternoon, but sold when re-ran early on Sunday for less than Saturday even factoring the 8% buyer's fee. Goes to show that if you have money on the first go-around, cut it loose. Sports Car Market

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Silver Auctions Fort McDowell, AZ #294-1972 FORD RANCHERO SQUIRE pickup. S/N 2A49S330433. Bright yellow & faux wood/brown cloth. Odo: 15,015 miles. 400-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Recently resprayed, new faux wood. Thumb-sized spot of glazing putty from a recent dent on passenger's side. Bed paint protected by unstained wood slats. Interior nice except for door lock plungers, Black/pale blue leather. Odo: 15,502 miles. 5.7-L 375-hp fuel-injected V8, 6-sp. Apart from being a ZR-1, the only option on the car is the dual roof panel package. Retains full documentation and accessory kit included with car when new. Light polishing scratches on otherwise well-kept paint. Like-new alloy wheels, with minimal wear on aging original 1G1YY23P9P5107781. Ruby Red Metallic/ painted panel/Ruby Red leather. Odo: 104,313 miles. 5.7-L 300-hp fuel-injected V8, auto. Plenty of light scratches and chipping on original paint. Buffing burn-through on left rear quarter panel. Slightly darker hue front valance, which is in better condition. Newer Kumhos on like-new stock alloys. Lighter wear carpeted dash top pad, and steering wheel rim cover. Engine bay cleaned up, a/c compressor painted dark FoMoCo blue. Equipped with factory-optional a/c, power steering and brakes, tilt column, high-back split bench seat, and AM/FM. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,776. Apart from some Farmer Bob modifications, this was a pretty clean and sharp little truck. Purchased by a dealer from my neck of the woods, so he must feel that the rust-free Arizona factor will make it worth a premium above the full market price he paid. #548-1991 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ZR-1 coupe. S/N 1G1YZ23J7M5800644. Goodyears. Heavier than expected seat bottom wrinkling, but with minimal to no actual wear. Light pitting on intake plenums and cam covers. Post-factory undercoating, recently washed off. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $20,000. While we have started to see C4 ZR-1s occasionally sell for less than this, they tend to be quite needy or at least have big miles on them. This one was certainly not unique for low miles and still having all the toys—you can swing a dead cat at Bloomington Gold or Corvettes At Carlisle and can't help but hit one still on the MSO that's for sale. Still, under the money. #235-1993 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 40th Anniversary Edition coupe. S/N than expected on seats and carpeting for the miles indicated. Door panels starting to feel a bit loose. Redyed or replacement steering wheel. Better-quality dealer-grade engine clean up, replacement ECU. Flat gray rattle-can touch-up of the exhaust. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $8,640. One of two claimed 40th Anniversary Editions out here (the other one really wasn't one), and this was the weaker of the two. Rightfully put on no reserve, and it brought a market-correct price. © April 2011 121

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MotoeXotica Phoenix, AZ MotoeXotica's Inaugural Phoenix Auction This first-time event kicked off the Arizona auction week, selling 74 of 216 lots for $1.25m Company MotoeXotica Date January 14-15, 2011 Location Tolleson, AZ Auctioneers Brent Earlywine and Brian Marshall Automotive lots sold / offered 74/216 Sales rate 34% Sales total $1,251,754 High sale 1965 Pontiac GTO convertible, sold at $68,370 Buyer's premium 6%, included in sold prices 1971 Plymouth ‘Cuda 440 Six Pack—not sold at $125,000 Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics W ith ICA now out of the annual Arizona auction picture, MotoeXotica owner Scott Brandt took the opportunity to expand westward, knowing full well that an auc- tion held during ICA's former timeslot early in the Arizona auction week would be well received. Having conducted a number of auctions of his own in Missouri since 2008, Brandt is familiar with buying and selling in this segment of the market. For the inaugural Phoenix sale, the same formula that has worked for MotoeXotica in the Midwest was simply picked up and moved to the Valley of the Sun. This year's auction was a significant improvement over the previous auction company's event for a number of reasons, not the least of which was the venue itself. Brandt has worked with the Manheim dealer auction group for his previous sales, and it was reportedly very keen to partner with an auction company to run a collector auction during January's melee of sales. As a typical Manheim facility, it is expressly designed to conduct car auctions in bulk, with twelve auction lanes and literally acres of pavement. Factor in a well-seasoned staff that auctions thousands of cars several times a week, and it 122 makes a 216-unit collector car sale conducted over two days look like a lunch break. Equally as professional was MotoeXotica's auction crew, led by Brent Earlywine on the block and the team of Marty Hill and Kenny Garman heading up the ring men. Having reported on scores of auctions with these guys on and around the block under the employ of several auction houses over the years, I know that they are true professionals and the team not only makes a well-oiled machine that is above average in the auction industry, but they are another one of MotoeXotica's best assets for a successful auction. MotoeXotica ended up following ICA's footsteps in results, with similar numbers of cars consigned and sold, but with slightly higher selling prices. The top sale this year was a 1965 Pontiac GTO convertible, which made a strong $68,370. Mr. Brandt didn't come to Phoenix to knock any of the big dogs off their porches, but rather to fill a niche that cried out to be served. And while those larger companies serve the higher end of the industry, there is also the lower half of the market—mostly dealer-driven—that is an active and lucrative part of the whole Arizona auction phenomena in January. Silver used to feed off the ICA auction the week before its own sale, and buyers would make it a point to try to get a deal at ICA to either hop over to one of the other auction houses or to bring back home. With all this in mind, MotoeXotica achieved its mission with enough success that the company is already planning for 2012, with a preview on Friday and the auction on Saturday and Sunday. And since this year's successful event had just three months from inception to the last car crossing the block, with more prep time for next year, this event can do nothing but get better. ♦ Sports Car Market

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MotoeXotica Phoenix, AZ ENGLISH #401-1952 MG TD roadster. S/N TD17431. Green/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 2,926 miles. Repainted and replated in recent years, both presenting rather well. Heavier scuffing and paint chipping on the wheels. Light weathering on replacement top and side curtains. Light seat wear and soiling, excellent matte-finish dashboard wood. Tidy engine compartment, not-atall tidy undercarriage, with older, glossy Older radials aging along whitewalls. Generally tidy underhood. Under-dash a/c likely added in '70s, as evidenced by period “Lucas Radiator and Refrigeration” decal. Good leather, but armrests heavily cracked. Some lifting on dash wood. '80s-era Clarion AM/FM/cassette front three feet of car. Top of right rear quarterpanel heavily sun faded. Serviceable original brightwork, including period accessory pot metal kitty on top of hood. Noticeably dulling taillight lenses. Very tidy interior with minimal upholstery wear, although heavier on the steering wheel and carpeting. Heavily cracked, deck beneath the a/c, newer Infinity speakers on front kick panels and rear parcel shelf. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $13,000. Before the 1980s—when the dollar ruled black brush paint job looking dingy. Fitted with stock steel wheels shod with Michelin Xs, Lucas driving lights, and newer Nardi wood steering wheel. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $16,430. Color was a bit light for the classic BRG, but this medium green still came off well on a TD. It seems like TDs have been $15k cars for decades, and this sale did not disrupt the trend. #128-1960 METROPOLITAN 1500 coupe. S/N 5028917. Red & white/black & white cloth. Odo: 22,117 miles. Wears older average repaint that buffed out well as a tenfooter. All-original brightwork lightly frosted and pitted. '70s-era aftermarket driver's door mirror. Recent cleanup underhood and valve cover repaint. Label tape under serial number tag marked with tune-up information. Dingy undercarriage, exhaust pipes starting to blow out on the turns. Reupholstered seat and door panels, generally sympathetic to the original supreme in Europe and the gray market flooded the U.S. with cars—customs seemed more lax, and privately imported cars did not tend to get heavily modified when they landed over here. My privately imported 1974 BMW 2800 CS is pretty much the same—metric speedometer, no side marker lights or guard-rail bumpers. This is one of the best ways into a Euro-spec car and vastly better than the average gray-market car of a decade later; still, not much of a market past what was bid here. #387-1966 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW 2-dr sedan. S/N CHR1264. Twotone silver/maroon leather. RHD. Odo: 59,240 miles. Privately imported to the U.S. from the U.K. in the late '70s and retaining its right hook configuration. Grille guard bar displays RAC and Touring Club Italiano badges, English numbers plate on deck lid. Presentable older repaint. Circa 1977 U.S.-spec bumpers and rest of brightwork still present well despite some light pitting and scuffing. Front seat leather worn and cracked, wood finish lifting at edges. crazed, and faded interior wood. Dealerdetailed underhood, including some use of clear coating. Fitted with newer Goodyear Regatta touring tires on stock alloy wheels. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $2,332. For the same price as a Crown Victoria of the same vintage, you can get a V12 Jag coupe—but without the convenience of Ford parts. Scary expensive for almost anything; but if you've ever wanted to scratch that itch, this was about as decent and cheap as you'll ever find for one that still runs. It was almost too nice, as you might even be tempted to fix it—or, heaven forbid, restore the thing—once something did break. A nice alternative to an airport rental for auction week, and then just sell it at no reserve at the Silver auction. #159-1989 BENTLEY TURBO R 4-dr sedan. S/N SCBZR03B5KCX26628. Red/light tan leather. Odo: 85,542 miles. Generally good original paint, some clearcoat peeling at top of right fender. C-pillar shows some original body filler starting to lift. Very '80s cell phone antenna mounted in rear window, connected to an equally dated car phone hard-mount center console. Some noticeable cracking on driver's style. '70s-era seat belts and modern temperature gauge added. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,678. Over the last year, we've seen quite a few Metropolitans on the auction circuit, due mostly to one coupe that sold for $33k a couple of years ago at Barrett-Jackson (SCM# 119066), but prices have gotten more realistic recently. This driver generated one more bid past the $6,200 reserve, showing that this is pretty much the market for a typical coupe. #141-1967 BENTLEY T1 4-dr sedan. S/N SDX2063. White & tan/tan leather. Odo: 18,827 km. French market car when new; privately imported to U.S. in 1976. In California since, with current tabs on original blue plate. Good quality repaint, nice original brightwork. 124 Car sits rather low. Engine bay recently cleaned up but not detailed. With optional power sliding roof panel and a/c, now modernized. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $17,225. One of 35 James Young-bodied 2-doors built, before Mulliner Park Ward took over all standard-bodied Silver Shadow production. Since the then-new Shadows were unibody cars, the James Youngs were really cut-and-weld modifications of standard shells, rather than true custom bodies. The reserve was lifted at the end of the bidding, which is about right for an RHD early Shadow, regardless of limited production bodywork. #131-1988 JAGUAR XJ-S V12 coupe. S/N 5ANJA5849JC145417. Gunmetal gray/biscuit leather. Odo: 107,717 miles. Original paint, lots of chipping behind wheelwells and on seat, rest of upholstery presents well. Driver's door top wood was spliced in and replaced halfway back by what looks like the former owner's 7th-grade son's wood shop project. Engine bay appears to have been kept up over the years. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,434. If there was ever an appropriate fit for Arrest-Me Red on a Roller or Bentley, it would have to be the Turbo R. Not perfect, and no mention of service history, but still a decent buy. Like the Jag, if you ever wanted to try one out, you'd be hard pressed to find one better on the bang-for-thebuck scale. GERMAN #437-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304412023604. Beige/ beige hard top & black soft top/black leather. Sports Car Market

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MotoeXotica Phoenix, AZ Odo: 7,195 miles. Dealer consigned, from estate of second owner, who had it since 1984. Complete records show service from same San Fernando valley dealership since new. Current tags on 1984-issued California plates. Pirelli P77 radials on stock steelies likely date striped in vinyl. Decent original chrome, door top aluminum trim has a rainbow finish and needs to be polished. Sheepskin seat covers worn and faded, but the seats themselves been used and owned by a California movie car company. Originally tan, wears an average older color-change repaint showing lots of blistering rust—worst areas are rocker panels, roof drip rails, and hatch at lower window corners. Hatch latch spins freely. Filler breaking to that time also. Repaint is likely older still, but presents well, and acquired patina matches rest of car. Upholstery still quite good, but seats starting to get baggy. Obviously well cared for motor. Optional a/c, auto, both tops, and Becker AM/FM radio. Aftermarket bodyside moldings. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $33,390. Since 1971 was the last year of the Pagoda-top, this was within 300 units of the last 280SL ever built. After 40-plus years, generally original 280SLs are becoming less common, as they all seem either to be trailer-queen concours restorations or fluff-and-flip beaters. This garnered quite a bit of interest across the block and was a strong seller, as a desirable, un-messed-with original. #169-1982 MERCEDES-BENZ 300TD 4-dr wagon. S/N WDBA893AXCN007485. Light yellow/tan leather. Odo: 34,120 miles. Fitted with 383-ci Chevy small-block crate motor, bolted to a 700R4 automatic. Indicated miles claimed correct for rest of car. Good original paint shows only a few light scuffs on lower half, good original brightwork, tint film well applied. Door and panel fit like new. Excellent original interior upholstery, with dealer accessory carpeted floor mats. Drivetrain conversion shows good engineering and workmanship, with all smog gear and the tube are still quite good. Carpeting more soiled than worn, wood still in pretty good shape. While being staged to go across the block, the ignition module died, so it was pushed from there on. Includes both soft top and hard top with cart. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $3,392. Although the 560 is considered the best of this generation of SLs (most ponies and most refined), there's something about a dead W107 platform SL that makes dealers and financially prudent folks run like hell away from it. For someone well-versed and experienced with these—and with access to a parts car—one could make out quite well on this. Just getting it running should take it north of $6k on a bad day. ITALIAN #176-1985 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE 4-dr sedan. S/N ZAMBC1106FA305120. White/tan leather. Odo: 83,666 miles. Quality repaint, weak masking on door jamb components and around door seals. Slight UV burn on blackout trim. Solid door fit. Good original brightwork. 2008 Pennsylvania inspection stickers and Maserati Club International decal on windshield. Seats heavily worn and cracking, with a swatch of replacement leather sitting on passenger's seat. off on rockers behind the front wheelwells, front emblem and bumper left off after repaint. Bumpers replated, other trim fine. Poorly fitted, heavily wrinkled driver's seat bottom. Recently cleaned-up stock engine bay. Optional auto tranny and a/c. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $6,148. I rarely see these in the north country anymore, because they were this corroded 30 years ago and have since dissolved. The reserve was passed at $4,600, which should've made the consignor giddy with delight. All the money above the reserve was pure silliness. Well sold. AMERICAN #370-1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N E54S002301. Pennant Blue/ beige cloth/beige vinyl. Odo: 7,991 miles. 235ci 150-hp I5, 3x1-bbl, auto. Body-off restoration 12 years ago, owned by seller for past 30. Early style features include triple “bullet style” air cleaners and short exhaust outlets. Electrical system converted to 12 volts, car otherwise stock, including wavy rechromed trim and panels plus less-than-perfect paint. Wiper arms not mounted. Clean engine bay with modern headers likely custom bent. Optional sunroof and a/c. Newer OEM wheels and Nardi wheel. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $12,985. Someone must have really hated diesels—and had a few bucks —to do this engine swap. At 35k miles, there's usually 265k worth of life left on the 5-banger that originally resided in there. Must have been a case of “grampa left us a darn nice wagon, but we'll have to yank that expensive Diesel and put a real motor in it.” Regardless, it was a nice enough car that generated a lot of buzz, with the reserve lifted at the end of bidding. #310-1987 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SL convertible. S/N WDBBA4869H8061050. Black/black hard top & soft top/palomino leather. Odo: 151,892 miles. Good older repaint has a few scratches on the sides, re-pin- 126 Cloth trim heavily faded. Console wood is delaminating. Aftermarket cassette deck. Engine Glasspack resonator on older replacement exhaust system. Newer Goodrich Radial TAs on the stock alloys. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $5,000. While I generally approach any 1980s Maser as I would an unexploded landmine, this one seemed to have lived a well-cared-for existence. To do better than this bid, the seller should try to peddle it in Maser circles—unless its reputation is already tainted there. SWEDISH #114-1973 VOLVO 1800ES 2-dr wagon. S/N 1836364005605. Orange metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 47,490 miles. Claimed to have clamps, hoses, battery, etc. Expertly restored interior, but aftermarket modern toggle switch for lights and button under dash for horn. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $59,890. It seemed like almost every auction company down here had a Pennant Blue '54 up for grabs (and it wasn't this car at multiple venues, either). They all fell into generally the same price range, as of the 300 Pennant blue '54s, there are likely 400 left today, as there's no way to prove original build color without the sales invoice. Sold for the current market price to a dealer on site. #348-1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N J58S104178. Black/black hard top & vinyl soft top/black vinyl. Odo: 43,566 miles. 283-ci -hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Older repaint and clearcoat, lots of touch-up around bottom of trunk ledge. Body has had quite a bit Sports Car Market

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MotoeXotica Phoenix, AZ of work done to smooth it out (including the door jambs), but still shows some slight waviness and poorer-than-average door fit. Newer bumper and trim chrome. Both tops. Older reupholstery job in tuck-and-roll diamondtufted pleating, including door panels. Heavy carpet fading. Modern AM/FM/cassette deck and repro seat belts. Clean engine bay, but not authentically $40,280. The reserve was lifted when the final bid (via Proxibid) was placed. Hopefully, the online bidder knows what he bid on, rather than getting an unexpected surprise when it rolls off the truck into his driveway. Further proof that driver-grade C1s continue to slip in the market. #421-1963 FORD FAIRLANE SQUIRE 4-dr station wagon. S/N 3K49L118244. Beige/beige & tan vinyl. Odo: 32,764 miles. 302-ci V8, 2-bbl, 5-sp. Recent repaint, with claimed original Di-Noc wood trim, mediocre masking around moderately pitted door handles. Original XL-type buckets reupholstered on center sections of seats as needed. Original 6-cyl changed out for a '70s 302 2-bbl, dolled up with cast aluminum valve covers and oval air cleaner, yet retaining original generator, and detailed. Cond: 3. SOLD AT original dual-quad packed in trunk. Optional Speed Minder, Positraction, tinted glass, power seat and windows, rear center armrest, and a/c. New radials on repro Buick road wheels. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $33,316. One of Bill Mitchell's finest designs, but I still can't wrap my head around the fact that these are no longer the $10k cars they were a decade ago. I'd call this one well bought, but then again, any Skylark GS from 1965 done to this level with a dualquad in the trunk selling for this amount I'd also call well bought. #352-1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194675S118610. Ermine White/white soft top/blue vinyl. Odo: 51,200 miles. 327-ci 350-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Decent newer repaint. Iffy headlight bucket fit, pitting on vent window frames, average-quality bumper replate. Well fitted reproduction interior upholstery, faded older carpeting. Stated to dual exhaust, lamp group, Rally gauge package, tach, console, ride and handling package, sports steering wheel, tinted glass, Safe-TTrack rear axle, 4-speed, and Tri-Power. Only deviation is the Rally I wheels instead of standard rims. In 2008, Jim Wangers signed the radiator support, “What a great ‘65 ragtop... It doesn't get any better!”. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $68,370. The GM A-bodies from this era were notorious for their poor gaps. It takes a lot of bolting, unbolting, adjusting, and shimming to get it right. Don't take my word for it being a great car—the late, great Jim Wangers wrote it right on the car. Hammered a no-sale at $63k against a reserve of $90k, it was announced sold later in the day.. #334-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS coupe. S/N 124379L514242. White & black/ black & white houndstooth & orange vinyl. Odo: 33,460 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Originally Olympic Gold, color change repaint now degassing so heavily that I'm afraid to touch it. Sloppy masking lines on door glass have 350-hp motor—but the block codes to a 300-hp—and factory a/c—now with R124atype fittings and belt detached from compressor. Indicated miles said to be actual, but odo not fitted squarely. Stock power brake booster converted to bolted to an '80s-era 5-speed manual. Optional power tailgate window. Stock steel wheels fitted with optional spoke wheel covers and modern radials. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $14,100. 1963 was the only year that the XLtype bucket seats with console were available as a factory option for station wagons. I'd seen a couple of these in full-sized Country Squires, but this was the first time I'd seen one in a Fairlane. Unfortunately, the powertrain swap lessens its credibility as a factory-original option. BEST BUY #321-1965 BUICK RIVIERA GS 2-dr hard top. S/N 494475H933143. Gold metallic/tan vinyl. Odo: 35,107 miles. 425-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. One family from new, miles claimed actual, with nearly full documentation. Better-than-factory trim-off repaint, with several body seams filled, trim buffed out while off the car. Good original bumper chrome. Well-cared-for original interior. Modern belts and hoses, but otherwise all GM under the hood. Now with 4-bbl induction, 128 Sports Car Market dual master cylinder. Repop knockoffs shod with radials. Bank-owned consignment. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $40,280. One wonders what the bank was originally told that their collateral was worth. Most likely it was at least double the $36,000 reserve. Like a lot of things since the whole financial meltdown of the last few years, they took what they could get and likely wrote it off. Cheap for several reasons, none of which constitutes a bargain. #377-1965 PONTIAC GTO convertible. S/N 237675B105906. Burgundy/black vinyl/ black vinyl. Odo: 806 miles. 389-ci V8, 3x2bbl, 4-sp. PHS documentation confirms restoration to factory specs. Wears an excellent bare body repaint, with exceptional fender-to-cowlto-door alignments. New interior. Optional seals. Good gaps overall. Newer repop interior soft trim, well fitted and virtually unworn. Aftermarket cassette deck, gauge pack, and door-lock plungers. Optional a/c, power steering and brakes, interior décor group, and center console. Underhood deviations from stock include L82 Corvette 350 small block, MSD box, red heater hoses with flushing port, Holley carb, K&N filter. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $22,500. Ah, the smell of fresh paint on the morning of an auction. The auctioneer indicated it would take $24,500 to get the car sold. With damn little that was correct on it, he should have taken the top bid and run. #446-1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194379S712438. Monaco Orange/ dark green vinyl. Odo: 86,650 miles. 454-ci 390-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Optional big-block, power steering and brakes, wheel covers, and tilt/tele column. Claimed to be “all original except paint and tires.” '80s-era AM/FM/cassette. Better-than-stock door and panel fit, couple of clearance cuts in the front wheelwell lips. Orange overspray on select undercarriage and underhood components. If the interior is original as claimed, it is in fantastic condition,

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MotoeXotica Phoenix, AZ with just some wear to the carpeting. Generally stock under the hood, with all smog plumbing intact. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $24,000. As Monaco Orange was supposedly only available with black interior, this color combination should not exist. So perhaps the body tag was re-riveted to the A-pillar after the car was repainted, or this could be an authentic exception. Compared with most other cars in 1969, this orange-over-green pumpkin of a ‘Vette actually didn't look bad. Had a $30k reserve, but was bid to a realistic amount. #347-1969 PONTIAC GTO 2-dr hard top. S/N 232379B129458. Dark green metallic/ black vinyl/dark green metallic. Odo: 11,877 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Recent repaint and clearcoat, front side marker lights not put back on. Typical GM panel fit and finish, doors somewhat rattly. Good original rear bumper chrome, with light freckling. Original roof vinyl glistening with Armor-All. Original interior, seats more dirty than worn. Yellowed I'll just say that the aftermarket mods were period correct and leave it at that. (A “Day Two car,” as my colleague Colin Comer likes to call them.) #372-1971 PLYMOUTH 'CUDA 2-dr hard top. S/N BS23V1B100100. Curious Yellow & black/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 52,590 miles. 440-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Nicer than new, following state-of-the-art restoration. Only signs of age are yellowed odometer numbers, only discernable wear are the tire treads and the heel pad on the driver's side footwell carpeting. Heavily optioned with two fender tags confirming Six Pack induction, 727 Torqueflite auto, shaker hood, rear window slats, Go Wing rear spoiler, color-keyed ing to a modern platform. The bodywork was done by Ghia in Italy, somewhat justifying the $46k sticker price. Solidifying my case that money can't buy taste, not only was the $24k reserve met, but shattered. #146-1976 AMC PACER hatchback. S/N A6A667A334396. Blue metallic/tan vinyl. Odo: 71,896 miles. Older repaint is a decent 10-footer, but has sloppy masking around the glass, trim, and crusty old weatherseals. Fitted with at least a replacement driver's door from another car (originally Alpine Orange). Hood and hatch emblems not put back on, but stickon bodyside moldings added post-repaint. Heavily pitted side mirrors and low-budget replated bumpers. Interior in rather good condi- crank knobs, typical for late '60s/early '70s GMs. '80s aftermarket cassette deck. Cleaned up but unremarkable engine bay. Optional Endura front bumper, a/c, console, and Rally II wheels on Redline bias-ply Goodyears. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $16,500. While not all that great, and in an unappealing color, this was still worth more than the amount bid here. But not that much more. Part of the migration out to the Silver sale the next weekend, where it was bid to a similar amount and was still a nosale. custom coupe. S/N 194370S410155. Cortez Silver & black/black #328-1970 CHEVROLET CORVETTE leather. Odo: 74,946 miles. 454-ci 390-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Claimed to have been built circa 1971 with parts ordered directly from Motion Performance. Restored recently, now on modern Torq-Thrust D wheels shod with radials. Authentic replacement interior shows minimal wear. Hood release cable broken off and sitting in passenger's footwell, so no motor inspection possible. Undercoated, mirrors, Elastometric bumpers, console, and Rally wheels. Claimed to be one of six early promotional cars. Only non-authentic item is the NAPA battery. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $125,000. This ‘Cuda had an interesting unit sequence number of 100100, meaning it was the 100th car built at the Hamtramck assembly plant. This was confirmed by the fender tag, which stated that its scheduled build day was August second—likely the first day of production. This meshes with the story about the car being one of six nearly identical promotional units. What's that detail worth? I don't know, but it wasn't enough to meet the reserve, $50k beyond the last bid. #320-1973 STUTZ BLACKHAWK coupe. S/N 2K57T3A245482. Two-tone silver/gray leather. Odo: 76,257 miles. Excellent original paint, only a few light chips up front. Silver chrome and brightwork quite good, but gold trim discolored inside and out (so much for mistaking it for 24-karat gold leaf). Well preserved upholstery. Stereo changed out to a modern unit. Cow skull shift lever and rather “goth”-looking hood, it's indistinguishable from the Pontiac Grand Prix that may have come down speaker grilles. Under the used tion. Factory-optional a/c, radio delete, roof rack, and Rally wheels with newer economy radials. Claimed to be an actual-miles car always in Arizona. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $4,876. Yes, the “Wayne's World” Pacer is forever ingrained into our culture, not unlike the “Back To The Future” DeLorean—so we might as well get used to seeing Pacers trading at this level. The reserve of $4,200 was easily surpassed. #416-1978 PONTIAC TRANS AM coupe. S/N 2W87Z8L129802. White & blue/tinted panels/blue velour. Odo: 70,401 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Average topical repaint, with good replacement decal placement. Decent door fit but a bit rattly. Typical window scratching for a second-generation F-body. Dry-rotted door and window seals. Wheels dull. Moderate interior fading, with discolored and peeling Mylar door trim. Aftermarket dashpad with new brake and suspension hardware plus shock absorbers. Factory-optional a/c, interior décor group, power windows, AM/FM radio and tilt/telescopic steering column. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $23,850. The consignor somewhat carefully avoided calling this a real Motion, so without documentation (none was exhibited), 130 the line before or after it. Equipped with optional power moon roof. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $31,270. The 1970s Stutz Blackhawk was something of a pioneering Neo-Classic. Penned by Virgil Exner in the mid-'60s as part of a design study of '30s classics including Duesenberg, Packard, and Mercer, Stutz was one of the first to apply over-the-top retro styl- and period AM/FM/cassette deck. Recently washed-off but otherwise minimally maintained engine compartment. Equipped with a/c, T-tops, power windows, and snowflake alloys. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $9,000. 1970s T/As have had something of a tumultuous time over the last decade. Prices were strong during the muscle car peak and then took a big hit when the market cooled. While stellar 455-ci examples have started to take off again, lesser examples like this one remain flat and likely will for a while yet. Sports Car Market

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Fresh Meat Online sales of contemporary cars. 2011 BMW X6M MotoeXotica Phoenix, AZ #425-1996 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 1G1YY22P0T5111892. White/ Date sold: 02/14/2011 eBay auction ID: 140507789113 Seller Type: Mercedes Dealer Seller: Fletcher Jones Mercedes of Fremont, CA, www.mboffremont.com Sale Type: Used car with 232 miles. VIN: 5YMGZ0C57BLK14200 Details: Red over light gray leather. 555-hp, 4.4L 32-valve twin-turbocharged V8. 6-speed M sport automatic Sale result: $90,000, 1 bid, sf 3. MSRP: $109,000 Other current offering: Nalley BMW, Atlanta, GA, www.nalleybmw.com, asking $87,025 for a new red one with 1,686 miles. 2011 Audi R8 5.2 Spyder Quattro black leather. Odo: 197,411 miles. 350-ci 300hp fuel-injected V8, auto. Claimed to be alloriginal, but wears an iffy, poorly masked repaint from a long time ago, with layers chipping off the roof panel. Aftermarket hood side trim. Firestone Firehawk tires all down past the wear bars and cupping, right rear has no tread left at all. Used-car-grade engine bay. #459-1998 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 1G1YY22GXW5101052. Red/ black leather. Odo: 139,468 miles. 5.7-L 345hp fuel-injected V8, auto. Good original paint has a few light chips. Loose passenger's mirror. Lighter-than-expected interior wear for a 139kmile car. Modified with aftermarket fixed headlights, cat-back exhaust, C6 front and rear Replacement seat upholstery, with aftermarket door sill protectors and DIN-mount sound system in place of stock radio. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $5,618. I would take issue with the description “Super nice car, nice driver,” as well as the “all original” claim, but a dealer bought it... and then took it to Silver to sell again. Considering the state of the tires, he presumably had it trailered. emblems, Z06 side emblems, Z06 front and rear air grilles, Z06-style painted brake calipers with cross-drilled rotors, and C6-style plus-two sized 10-spoke polished alloy wheels, which protrude half an inch past the fenders. Pop the hood, and it's bone stock inside. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $7,800. It's all relative, but compared to a lot of early C5s I see at auction, this modified car was actually fairly solid. Anything approaching $10k would've been fair. © Date sold: 02/02/2011 eBay auction ID: 180618413423 Seller Type: Ferrari Dealer Seller: Ferrari Maserati of Central New Jersey, Edison, NJ, www.ferrariofcentralnj.com Sale Type: Used car with 941 miles. VIN: WUAVNAFG0BN000431 Details: Lava Gary over Titanium Gray. 525-hp, 5.2L V10. Automatic. Carbon fiber trim. Navigation. Sale result: $174,000, 7 bids, sf 0. MSRP: $172,800 (base) Other current offering: Bentley Gold Coast, Chicago, IL, www.bentleygoldcoast.com asking $189,995 for a used black/red one with 59 miles. 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Date sold: 02/12/2011 eBay auction ID: 320653124175 Seller Type: Ford Dealer Seller: Crain Ford, Warren, IN, www.crain-ford.com Sale Type: Allocation yet to be ordered VIN: N/A Details: “We have been allocated by Ford Motor Company to be able to order a new 2012 Ford Mustang BOSS 302. I have not yet ordered the car. I am offering the car at dealer cost (dealer invoice), PLUS THE HIGHEST BID. You pick the colors and the options according to Ford specs. Sale result (for amount above invoice): $6,101, 22 bids, sf 23 MSRP: $38,250 base (dealer cost) Other current offering: None. ♦ 132 Sports Car Market

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eBay Motors Online Sales Honest Drivers and Celebrity Puffers The yawn factor was really predictable here, as this car just didn't seem to embody James Brown's flashy persona Report by Geoff Archer Market opinions in italics A COOL #330524491182-1959 FERRARI 250 GT coupe. S/N 1573GT. Rosso Corsa/black leather. Odo: 77,500 miles. 17 Photos. Lisbon, Portugal. Paint and chrome appear shiny and straight. Ford engine dressed in crinkle finish trim that looks age appropriate. “Original owner replaced the motor for a Windsor 351-ci V8 for more power and better stability. Original radio, buttons and panels. Perfect leather seats. No rust... spoke wheels and in perfect driving condition. Nice summer car. Easy to drive.” 21 bids, sf 257. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $55,700. If you have a blank check and hankering for an miles. 24 Photos. Santa Barbara, CA. “A stunning roadster that has always been very reliable. The exterior paint and body is exceptional. The body is incredibly straight and correct. Both the factory hard top and soft top are in great shape. Factory leather seats are excellent, free of any tears or cracking, and exhibiting only the slightest wear. The leather dash and t SCM, we believe that every car sold has a story to tell and a correct market price, and our eBay Motors picks for this month remind us that a simple story is just fine. And while celebrity ownership sometimes adds to story and price, the celeb factor on a C-list car is often… negligible. Condition inferred from seller's descriptions; cars were not physically examined by the author. All quoted material taken from the eBay listings. (sf=seller's feedback; bf=buyer's feedback) console and sill panels have been replaced. The convertible top is brand new. just had a complete mechanical restoration and is in first class condition.” 21 bids, sf 86. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $40,000. A great opportunity to get into an iconic British sports car that someone else just expensively refreshed. Good buy; fair price. Last time I drove one of these, I kicked off my shoes so I could operate the narrowly-placed pedals. To save my hat from blowing off, I scrunched down low in the seat. After a few miles I relaxed and straightened up, and sure enough, my cap blew off. Instinctively I stopped to get it, forgetting I was barefoot. One thing I won't forget is how hot that road was. Sometimes I must agree with my father-in-law that I am just a fatter version of Mr. Bean. Your experience may vary. #130481483742-1974 JENSEN Enzo-era Ferrari, cars like this probably aren't at the top of your list. However, thinking practically, this could have been quite the catch. The American powerplant might limit some event eligibility, and it certainly deprives you of that glorious Ferrari engine note, but it does make maintenance easy to stomach. I say enjoy it for a decade, watch prices, and when you think you see another peak coming, just charge a new V12 from Ferrari Classiche before selling. Well bought. #220729622636-1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL roadster. S/N 12104010016207. Light blue/black canvas/navy leather. Odo: 90,254 134 door panels are great and the carpets are in very good condition. Comes with a file of service documentation and receipts.” 24 bids, sf 16. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $50,000. While fully-restored 190SLs might continue to command a premium, the market for nice but-driven-cars has really cooled off. Not only are they often receiving bids that top out in the $40s, astute sellers are taking those deals rather than holding out. If this seller had been a private party, it would be possible to imagine a mild bargain, but not coming from a savvy dealer. Market price for what it is. #180619427357-1969 JAGUAR XKE roadster. S/N 1R7163. British Racing Green/ tan canvas/tan leather. 18 Photos. Largo, FL. “I can not find any major rust on the car. There is a lot of undercoat underneath the car as you can see in the pictures.” The paint is “probably 10 years old but still in excellent condition. There are a few minor scratches around the car but nothing that stands out. I think the seats, door panels and carpets are original but the center INTERCEPTOR convertible. S/N 23111575. Pearl white/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 24,125 miles. 22 Photos. Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. “345 total convertibles built. Always a garaged California car. Very rare configuration—fitted with the later full wood dash, but is a pre-smog equipment 1974 model. Everything works. Brand new $4,500 top and correct English wool headliner. All newly refinished wood for dash, mint original dash pad, beautiful interior, very expensive Moto-Lita steering wheel. Four thousand dollar stereo system. Turn key and ready to enjoy.” 36 bids. sf 163. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $45,100. A couple of years ago I predicted an upswing for Jensen soft tops. Obviously the financial world fell apart in the interim, and so I'm sure you'll allow me a mulligan. My fundamental argument remains solid—these cars are handsome, handbuilt, rare, and reasonably reliable. More importantly, however, the reality of the market is that with the exception of a couple of anomalous high sales, these values are not going anywhere. That said, if you like them, this would have been an excellent example at a fair price. Sports Car Market

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suv. S/N U15GLV86698. Pale yellow/white hardtop/tan #150552685287-1975 FORD BRONCO cloth. Odo: 86,137 miles. 74 Photos. Paradise Valley, AZ. “Sold new at Don Sanderson Ford in Glendale, AZ in 1975 and the original owner kept it until 2006. A true 2-owner Bronco. Well equipped with G-code 302-ci V8. It even has its original owners #220673136966-1975 STUTZ BLACKHAWK coupe. S/N 2K57W5P230461. Silver & burgundy/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 23,210 miles. 52 Photos. St. Louis, MO. One of 500 produced, this one “was once owned by Sammy Davis Jr. and is in the Stutz Registry.” Other famous Blackhawk owners include, “Evel Knievel, Robert Goulet, Larry Holmes, Willie Nelson, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Lucille Ball, Wilson Pickett, Billy Joel, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Al Pacino, and Frank Sinatra. 8 miles per gallon. This is a eBay Motors Online Sales #160507918596-1992 MERCEDES-BENZ 190E sedan. S/N WDBDA28D5NF960340. Black/black leather. Odo: 175,816 miles. 11 Photos. Moorefield, WV. “The Godfather of Soul James Brown's personal car: The ‘Sex Machine.'” Although the seller says, “Good to excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition”, that impression is not supported by the eBay photos. To me, it looks like everything needs a polish. “There are personal memorabilia that will transfer with the sale including an autographed guitar signed by James himself!” Seller claims it previously sold at Barrett- manual and sales brochure. The truck has only been painted once in it's original color of Yellow and could even be shown as one of the nicest early Broncos out there today offered for sale. She drives very tight and is solid as a ROCK and virtually rust free throughout!” 33 bids, sf 298. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $14,803. While the chrome mags are going to be easy to swap out for O.E.M. steelies, the rest of this iconic truck was very close to stock. This Bronco is a well-kept, uncut original that would be very hard to duplicate. In a word, it's honest. On eBay it was a nice find at a fair price. CELEBRITY #180494600194-1951 MG TD roadster. S/N PAG9735. White/black vinyl. 24 Photos. Kissimmee, FL. Seller believes Carrol Shelby borrowed this race car “(reputedly 3 times in 1951-52 in Texas). Born a ‘race car and will die a race car.' Mentioned many times in the book Music from the Heart By ‘Rod Kennedy' who raced the car in the '60s and who went on to get a class with in a Lancia HF in 1970 at Sebring. Museum stored in the Arkay Collection in the early '70s then ‘lost.' Truly a very rare chance excellent running and driving machine and is offered at a affordable price compared to others on the market.” 4 bids. sf 304. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $17,299. Looking through our database, it is apparent that these “American luxury” cars (which cost more than $20k new) are really not going anywhere in value. They are stuck averaging high teens/lower $20s with some variance explained by condition. Regardless of its low mileage and celebrity ownership, this one promises little to no near-term upside. GT 5.0 #160459265802-1983 FORD MUSTANG convertible. 1FABP27F7DF206029. Black/black S/N vinyl/ black cloth. Odo: 65,200 miles. 24 Photos. Ringwood, NJ. “There are only 65,200 actual miles on this vehicle, which was ordered and owned by Maury Povich and Connie Chung. I found several artifacts, including a 1980s vintage Country Club golf bag tag bearing Maury Povich's name, a piece of used stationary from the desk of Connie Chung when she was at NBC, and the original Koon's Ford coupon Jackson Las Vegas. No further detail given. 31 bids. sf 12. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $2,600. Celebrity ownership doesn't often move the needle. The yawn factor was really predictable here, as this car just didn't seem to embody James Brown's flashy persona. It wasn't mentioned or seen during any of his controversial gaffes. And therefore it simply isn't special. Price paid valued this downmarket Benz like anybody's old used car, and that's the way it will stay. Heh! #140411028504-2009 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ZR1 coupe. S/N 1G1YR26R695800367. Cyber Gray/ebony black leather. Odo: 3,084 miles. 24 Photos. North Hollywood, CA. “The 367th car off the assembly line. Built for Tim Allen of ‘Home Improvement' fame. Subtle factory factory ZR1 Jetstream Blue blue accents from the brake caliber color, motor cover, door sills, etc. Tim Allen powder coated the wheels. to own part of racing history.” 24 bids, sf 17. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $18,989. Revered the (car) world over, Ol' Shel' just might be the kind of car star whose fingerprints would boost the value of anything with wheels. However, this particular tale lacks corroboration. Helpful Q&A backed up the Rod Kennedy (who ever that is) story, but without more proof of the Shelby connection, the bidding on this TD race car took no such modifiers into account. April 2011 book in mint condition. I wrote to Maury and he soon sent me a 1989 People Magazine, which featured a picture of Maury and Connie actually sitting in this Mustang!” 7 bids, sf 13. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $7,500. Low-brow talk show provenance makes no difference in the value of this drop top. Fine examples of early fox-body convertible GTs are rare today because they were all so well abused back in the day. Still, if the buyer keeps the miles off, it will be a long time before he/she sees any meaningful appreciation. So the prescription here is to drive it, around. melodramatically. Fair deal all Comes with original window sticker, all books and records, option of Tim Allen Signing the Car, Picture of Tim Allen with the Car.” (Oh wait, you already got that for free didn't you.) 10 bids, sf 352. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $95,500. Like the Pope and Steve McQueen, Tim Allen's cars usually break records. Not in this case. Perhaps the high-end hot rod audience wants to see more of his creative input? 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Mystery Photo Answers “After seeing another Amphicar sell for over $100k at Barrett-Jackson, Cletus and Bubba figure their new Fishin'Wagon would pull at least $50k with a win at Keels and Wheels.” —Randy Zussman, Las Vegas, NV Comments With Your Renewal Best magazine for petrol heads! Thanks for all you do!—Darren Frank, Charlotte, NC My favorite magazine, one of five I am renewing out of 54.—Richard True, Spokane Valley, WA I get lots of magazines, why not, they are cheap. I am not afraid to pay more for good material, thanks for providing that!—Ralf Berthiez, McLean, VA I like the motorcycles and RUNNER-UP: Gas, Grass, or Bass... nobody rides for free!— Stan Colona, Plano, TX This restoration is at the sink- or-swim stage.—Rick Pogue, Beaverton, OR Just trying to capitalize on the recent Amphicar auction sales results.—Rick Pogue, Beaverton, OR It beats me how this hap- pened. But Bubba got J. C. Taylor to insure the front half, and Hagerty Classic Boat to insure the back half.—David Libby, West Des Moines, IA I told you to bring El Camino, not El Agua!—Enrique Landa, via email Remind me to check those trailer brakes—Bill Witcher, Billings, MT Recent spy photos reveal the latest Buick Boat-tailed…—Al Zim, via email Their divorce lawyer spoke, so Dwayne went to work on the “half of the boat and half of the car” settlement.—Luke Kowalsi, via email Wally's attempt to capitalize on the Amphicar phenomenon kinda missed the mark.—Doug Masto, Wall, NJ Don't let the color or the Seville-ian logo fool you. This is the fabled Halliburton composite landing craft prototype, which was produced too late for the Grenada war.—Gary Francis, Chico, CA The auctioneer was very forthright in letting the audience know that this was an Aqua Car replica and not an actual Aqua Car.—Lance Lambert, Seattle, WA With Amphicar prices near- ing $50,000, Bubba decided it was time to build his own special Amphicar replica.—Phil Schroeder, Platte City, MO Chevrolet recently admitted that there actually was a planned 1983 model release, however, a customer survey did not elicit the expected design support.—Lance Lambert, Seattle, WA This concept was launched in an attempt to buoy sales, and bait prior Boattail Riviera owners. The Riva-era boat line was a one off.—Randy Zussman, Las Vegas, NV Frustrated realtor Bob Jones decides to throw his hat into the pest-control game with his “Gator Getter.”—Julia Spinetta, Carmel, CA Nice Boatchero GT!—Brady Lindsey, Monterey CA Let's wait for the results of das biopsy.—Randy Scott Zelin, Westbury, NY Randy Zussman wins a spe- cial amphibious edition SCM cap for being the first to use Keels and Wheels to profit at BarrettJackson. © This Month's Mystery Photo Response Deadline: March 25, 2011 Our Photo, Your Caption Be the author of the most accurate, creative, or provocative response and receive a Sports Car Market cap. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Fax your response to 503.253.2234; email: mystery- photo@sportscarmarket.com; snail mail: Mystery, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797. Please include your name and contact information. Send us your mystery photo. If we use it, you'll also get an official SCM cap. Email photos at 300 dpi in JPEG format. 136 Sports Car Market watches, more cars under $100k that we have never heard of.—Scott Alley, Briarcliff Manor, NY How about articles on Volvo 1800s?—Joe Wehrheim, Rocky River, OH Great mag. Every time it comes in, nothing else gets done until I am finished. Then I take a nap.—David English, Sneads, FL. That's funny, we do nothing else around here until we finish publishing each month's magazine, and then we all take long naps.—KM Cover to cover, it's the best!—Roy Dasilva, Libertyville, IL My husband recently passed away. However, I also enjoy the magazine, and I will continue to subscribe.— Elrae Margenthaller, Camano Island, WA. We're sorry for your loss.—KM I enjoy your magazine, keep up the good work.—Terry Phillips, Raleigh, NC How about an “antiques road show” column where readers can have cars, watches, etc… appraised?—R&S Ageless Autos, La Crosse, WI. We'll be doing something like that on my TV show, “What's My Car Worth.” You send in pictures and info, and we take our best guess–in front of 600,000 viewers!—KM You guys do great work; the best magazine, I read cover to cover.— James Graves, Louisville, KY Please cover vintage motorcycle auctions.—Gordon Krogh, Surprise, AZ How about a new magazine— Muscle Car Market? Keep up the diversity and thanks.—Doc Noe, Edmond, OK. Do you have a really strong crystal ball in your garage? Stay tuned for more developments.— KM And thanks to all of you for your thoughtful comments and your renewals.—Keith Martin

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Poll Results Each Tuesday morning in our free SCM Weekly Insider e-newsletter, we conduct a poll. Here's how you responded: SCM Weekly January 17th (1,359 total votes) Last year's Scottsdale auctions totaled $126m in sales. What will be the combined total this year? A.$100m—times are still tough, and muscle isn't what it once was: 9.3% B. $126m—Steady as she goes. The market hasn't changed since last year: 27.9% C.$146m—buyers again have money to spend: 44.2% D. $156m—great cars will see record prices. The market's on the way up: 18.6% (Actual final total: $159.6m.) January 10th (985 total votes) American muscle has leveled, and in some cases, is making a bit of a comeback. Which muscle car will see the biggest increase in value this year in Scottsdale? A.1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, $44k$74k: 43.5% (Average price of the thirteen 1969 Camaros sold: $61,521, for an increase of $2,321 over last year.) B. 1968 Dodge Charger Hemi, $90k-$133k: 8.2% (No 1968 Chargers sold.) C.1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429, $175k$225k: 35.3% (Average price of the four 1969 Boss 429 Mustangs sold: $193,050, for a decrease of $6,950.) D. 1969 Plymouth Road Runner Hemi, $85k-$115k: 12.9% (One Hemi Road Runner sold at $110,000, for an increase of $10,000, and the biggest increase in value over last year.) January 3rd (1,033 total votes) Which car will be the biggest surprise in Scottsdale this year at the price listed? A.1929 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl phaeton, RM—$1.4m: 6.1% (Actual selling price: $1.2m.) B. 1948 Tucker, Gooding—$1.5m: 47.6% (Actual selling price: $797,500.) C.1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro, Russo and Steele—$450k: 17.1% (Actual selling price: $192,500.) D. 1962 Volkswagen Double Cab pickup, Barrett-Jackson—$90k: 29.2% (Actual selling price: $40,700.) April 2011 Vote on the latest poll at www.sportscarmarket.com or in your SCM Weekly Insider e-newsletter. 137

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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $44/month ($66 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit sportscarmarket.com/classifieds-post.php to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. E-mail: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snailmail: Showcase, PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. Advertisers assume all liability for the content of their advertisements. The publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine is not responsible for any omissions, erroneous, false and/or misleading statements of its advertisers. English 1935 Bentley 3 1/2 Litre Sports of each restoration step. Multiple show winner. Webasto sunroof. Period rally options including seats, tachometer, map reading light, front and rear fog lights, Minilite wheels, original 1967 rallye plaque on front of car, and many period performance enhancement components. One of the best and fastest in the world. $27,000. Contact Brian- 202.215.4820, email: drbrianjpeters@ gmail.com. (DC) 1974 Triumph TR6 New brakes, both tops, new soft top, books, tools, records, some things redone, some original - more pictures at www.garyosier.com/mercedes190s. html 143,000 miles. $67,500. Contact Gary- email: gary@garyosier.com. (TX) 1963 Porsche 356 T-6 B One of two Freestone & Webb bodied S1s. Beautifully restored, over $100k in receipts. Recent concours winner. Absolute pleasure to drive. Original tools and handbooks. $109,500. Contact Fantasy510.653.7555, email: sales@fantasyjunction.com. Website: www.fantasyjunction.com. (CA) 1959 MGA Twin Cam Restored, factory hard top, new a/c, new red line tires, Conifer Green/Chestnut interior, clean engine bay and boot, solid, smooth, extras, partial records, photos available. $19,900. Contact Cyril941.661.2824. (FL) 2010 Lotus Evora Immaculate condition; completely restored throughout the last few years; very good history and documentation; matching engine, gearbox, and chassis numbers; stunning special bodywork made of aluminum; great fun and ready to go. $215,000. Contact Guenter- 0049 1604356597, email: Info@ Oldtimergalerie-Rosenau.de. Website: www. Oldtimergalerie-Rosenau.de. 1949 Bentley Mark VI drophead coupe Carrera GS Tribute, “Outlaw 356” -Lightweight, fast, 110hp built by world renown “Outlaw” builder Gary Emory, no expense spared. $129,500. Contact Richard- 203.675.3235, email: richardsloan@aol. com. View details online at www.sloancars.com. 1964 Porsche 356 SC Mineral Blue/Gray leather competition seats w/blue piping. Blue hood, side curtains, tonneau. Close ratio gear box. Restored by James Alcorn $62,500. Contact William- 843.886.4473, email: mrroki@ earthlink.net. (SC) 1960 Jaguar Mk IX One of twelve with open coachwork by HJ Mulliner. Silver w/gray leather. Walnut woodwork, Lucas mirrors, radio, suitcase. An exciting opportunity to acquire a distinctive, one-off Bentley with a superb provenance, great show potential and eligibility for a wide variety of RROC and BDC events. Contact Charles- 805.568.1934, Website: www.charlescrail. com. 1954 Austin-Healey 100LM German 1952 Mercedes-Benz 220A Signal Red, gray interior, high-quality restoration, rebuilt engine, rust free car, excellent condition, jack, tool kit, owner's manual. $54,995. Contact Daniel- 858.926.6177, email: sddan@att.net. (CA) 1967 Porsche 911S Targa As new, one owner example with 1,700 miles. Equipped with all options. 276hp, 6-speed. No stories, needs nothing. Still with that new car smell. $66,500. Contact Fantasy- 510.653.7555, email: sales@fantasyjunction.com. Website: www. fantasyjunction.com. (CA) 1963 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Impeccable, like new, all original 38,500 miles. All number match, new white wall tires p.s p.b interior. $60,000. Contact Peter- 450.451.6518, email: peter. nicoll@gmail.com. (CA) 1966 MGB convertible Beautifully restored with much recent service and detail work by Paul Russell and Co. Original, factory fitted luggage. Owner's and workshop manuals. $155,000. Contact Fantasy- 510.653.7555, email: sales@fantasyjunction.com. Website: www. fantasyjunction.com. (CA) Le Mans, BN/2 spec. 2 all steel motors, dyno'd: 169hp @ 5600 rpm, 188 ft/lbs @ 3900 rpm. 4-speed w/L.D. overdrive; DW-LSD. Correct, legal Dunlap front disc brakes. 6 Dayton 72s. Recent results: 1st. Sonoma Square Festival, Sonoma Historics 2006, Best presentation and performace Coronado 2005, Sonoma Historics 2009. Best in the West. 20 ft. Hallmark & tow vehicle included. $60,000. Contact John- 707.933.1780. (CA) 1957 Bentley S1 LWB 1956 Porsche 356A Gulf Blue/Black, two owners, matching numbers, color codes- one off Gulf Blue. All receipts and pics of restoration, COA, featured Hemmings Sport and Imports ‘05. $150,000. Contact Richard203.675.3235, email: richardsloan@aol.com. View details online at www.sloancars.com. 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 coupe Red, pull-handle doors, 4-speed w/overdrive, chrome wire wheels, new top with tonneau, gear reduction starter, accessory fuel pump and cooling fan, electronic ignition, sports exhaust, accessory driving lamps. Runs and drives beautifully. Car is serviced and stored by Automotive Restorations of Stratford, CT. $18,000. Contact Hans- 203.209.2584, email: triumphgb@yahoo.com. 1967 Austin Mini Cooper White/Black. Immaculate museum/investment condition. Body-off restoration in the 1990s and only driven to shows on sunny days since. Show quality white body and black top paint. Amazing photo documented restoration with narrative 138 15,620 miles. Silver/Red, amazing history, letters from Dr. Porsche to original owner. Correct original jack, tool kit, and date coded wheels, perfect gaps, 100% down to tires. $195,000. Contact Richard203.675.3235, email: richardsloan@aol.com. View details online at www.sloancars.com. Sunroof. European spec. Red w/Bamboo leather. Euro headlights. Floor shift automatic transmission. Becker AM/FM. Fanfare city/county horns. $49,000. Contact Bill- 412.398.2540, email: info@hahnandwoodward.com. Website: www. hahnandwoodward.com. (PA) Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery 1972 Mercedes-Benz 350SL 1981 Porsche 911 SC No rips or tears in beige leather. Garage kept. Located in Vancouver, BC. $5,600. Contact Henry604.948.2133, email: hcristoff@dccnet.com. (BC) 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 2005 Porsche Carrera GT A stunning Signal Red babied SL that has no rust or mechanical issues. Turns heads everywhere. Runs and drives LN. Concours winner. Price firm. $15,000. Contact Timothy- 630.325.2564. (IL) 1973 Porsche 911T 15,283 miles. Black/Black flawless leather, original owner, virtual time warp, original down to the tires. Sunroof, bone-dry engine, fuchs. $49,500. Contact Richard- 203.675.3235, email: richardsloan@aol. com. Website: View details online at www.sloancars. com. 1986 Audi Quattro White/Gray, 4-dr, aftermarket alloys, perfect leather interior, well maintained. 2 owners. $16,000. Contact Scott- email: scott@dragthendrop.com. (CA) 1994 Porsche 3.6 Turbo S Flatnose Italian 1959 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder LWB 1973 ½ 911 T matching numbers (chassis 9113102430, engine: 6134479 and transmission: 338408); a very solid southern car. The mechanicals have been completely restored and the body striped to bare metal and spayed in Porsche silver with a polished clear coat. $90,000 invested in the restoration with all receipts. $49,500. Contact Paul301.466.6129, email: pauld911@gmail.com. 1973 Porsche 911T 500 miles. Fayennce Yellow/Charcoal leather. Original owner, yellow seat belts. 605hp V10 engine, ceramic brakes. Books, records, luggage, impossible to find color. $435,000. Contact Richard203.675.3235, email: richardsloan@aol.com. View details online at www.sloancars.com. Red/Black leather. Immaculate museum/investment condition. Only 30,000 miles. 1 of 74. Original except for euro lights, K24 turbo, water cooling kit, and 2Bennett chip to upgrade to euro 220 hp. Fanatically maintained regardless of cost. Factory sunroof. Multiple 1st place and Best of Show awards. The best. More photos at http://i1132.photobucket. com/albums/m564/brianjpeters/DSCN0418.jpg. $30,000. Contact Brian- 202.215.4820, email: drbrianjpeters@gmail.com. (DC) 1986 Porsche 911 Turbo 14,353 miles. Gold/Tan sport seats, CIS, perfect dash and door pockets, excellent paint, bone-dry 2.4-liter engine, 5-speed (915), 4-wheel disc brake system. $85,000. Contact Richard- 203.675.3235, email: richardsloan@aol.com. View details online at www. sloancars.com. 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 25,232 miles. Speed Yellow/Black leather. 6-speed, 18” turbo rims in black. Limited slip, ABD, Motor Sound sport seats, sport suspension, heated seats. $64,900. Contact Richard- 203.675.3235, email: richardsloan@aol.com. View details online at www. sloancars.com. 2004 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S cabriolet Guards Red/Black, US car, 100% original car, 13,211 miles, power seats and locks, limited slip, books/records. $54,900. Contact Richard203.675.3235, email: richardsloan@aol.com. View details online at www.sloancars.com. 1989 Porsche 911 Club Sport Bahama Blue/Brown sport seats, Special order, Brumos Porsche Racing Team tweaked 3.0 engine, 48,343 miles, 240hp. Full tools, books, original brochures, and window sticker. $65,900. Contact Richard- 203.675.3235, email: richardsloan@aol. com. View details online at www.sloancars.com. 1979 Porsche 930 Guards Red/Black full leather. 14,500 miles, Tiptronic S. Red instruments, seat belts, and head rests. Bi-Xenon headlamps, excellent condition. $50,900. Contact J.Robert- 502.558.4841, email: rwesterman@insightbb.com. (KY) 2005 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 14,761 miles. Grand Prix White/Gray, 1 of 7 Club Sports made in 1989. Rarest air-cooled 911 ever produced, this car will complete any collection. Comes with full documentation, books, and original rims. $120,000. Contact Richard- 203.675.3235, email: richardsloan@aol.com. View details online at www.sloancars.com. 1991 BMW 325i convertible Black/Black leather. Immaculate museum/ investment condition. Original U.S. model with 34,500 miles. Multiple award winner. Fanatically maintained regardless of cost. One of finest. $38,000. Contact Brian- 202.822.0993, email: drbrianjpeters@gmail.com. (DC) Automatic, 162k miles, US model, excellent unrestored car. No modifications or repaints. 140 Brilliant Silver Charcoal/Dark Blue leather, 57k miles, no scratches or dings. Fully-loaded. Panorama Sunroof, Distronic Adaptive Cruise Control, DVD Command Navigation, TPMS, CD Changer, Keyless Go, Heated Seats, Parktronic, Burlwood trim, Bi-Xenon Active Headlamps, Lighting Package, Illuminated AMG Running Boards and more. Aftermarket modifications: RENNtech wheels, Brembo brake kit, and much more. The original replacement cost of this beautifully loaded E55 plus mods is over $115,000. Sacrifice for $39,900. $39,900. Contact Robin- 479.200.4208, email: rkretzlaff@cox.net. Dec. 1969 USA production. Oro Chiaro metallic w/ black leather interior. All books, original warranty booklet, leather binder, tool kit, road hazard kit, and history. Just had $5k service w/Partick Otis. Immaculate show caliber car w/under 20k miles. Deliverd new by Hollywood Sports Car to Sherman Oaks, CA. Purchased in 1980 by Swiss collector and remained there until 2003. Maybe best example in the world. Last one sold for $181k in Monterey 2010. This is original and in better condition. Interesting trades considered. 415.987.1942. 1974 Lamborghini Espada Series III Period nose and tail by Fantauzi in 1964 for original owner with later details added by Tom Meade. Ready to be driven anywhere. $550,000. Contact Fantasy- 510.653.7555, email: sales@ fantasyjunction.com. Website: www.fantasyjunction. com. (CA) 1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 Black/Black, supple leather. X85/X88 engine, 1 of 39, 100% original, two owners, books/records. $185,000. Contact Richard- 203.675.3235, email: richardsloan@aol.com. View details online at www. sloancars.com. 1997 Porsche C2S Frame: 508D, Engine: 128D, Gear Box # 272DR, Rear Axle #567D, Rear Axle ratio: 7:32, Internal Engine # 0548D. This super rare California Spyder was built by the factory as the Competizione car, on a tipo 508D frame, and is one of nine created. Classiche certification pending. Contact American Concours Foundation- 631.899.3800, email: classix@bid123sold.com. 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso This Series III Espada should satisfy just about Sports Car Market

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anybody. Pristine paint and leather. New Wilton carpets, power steering, and factory electric sun roof. Factory automatic transmission. $37,500. Contact Craig- 402.731.1181, (NE) 1982 Ferrari 400i convertible Stick shift Straman convertible, tan leather, 32k miles, 12-cyl, dual exhaust, new paint, original tools/jack, matching numbers, looks and runs great. $35,000. Contact Lawrence- 757.222.9408, email: chowells@larrymore.com. 2003 Ferrari 360 Spyder 11,200 miles. Daytona seats/piping. Rare 6-speed. TDF Blue/Crème two tone dash. Major service just completed. $109,000. Contact John- 508.830.2449. Japanese 1972 Datsun 240Z 265/195. Pennant Blue/Beige/Beige. Very nice car w/Wonderbar, side windows, jack, ingnition, and coil sheilds. $88,000. Contact Terry- email: tmichaelis@ charter.net. (OH) 1958 Chevrolet Impala 427/435, M-21 4-speed. Rally Red. No HIT body. NCRS Top Flight 2009. Factory side exhaust, headrest seats, 3.55 posi. Documented. Contact Terry- email: tmichaelis@charter.net. (OH) 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 CSX3282 V10 8.0 Magnum. Original 15,000 miles, 4-speed auto, ownder from new, all paper work, 6 new tires, new battery, upgraded sound and dash, Eagle graphics by John Pugh. $13,500. Contact Ronald562.693.0950, (CA) 2005 Ford Thunderbird Rotisserie restored, LS6 Corvette engine, BorgWarner 6-speed, Morrison chassis, orange and white matching interior, absolutely gorgeous! $89,995. Contact Joe- 704.360.1511, email: joe@ rayevernham.com. (NC) 1955 Chevrolet Corvette roadster 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air hard top include Blaupunkt Honolulu radio, Blaupunkt 6 CD changer with remote, Alpine amp and Infinity speakers. Stereo is hidden in the clove compartment and under the top recess floor so you don't see it. Interior is weakest part of the car. Also comes with current registration Black Plates for you California folks. Looks great runs strong and fast! A sweetheart you can drive anywhere! Also consider interesting trade down or up (no boats, planes, RV's or kids). I would highly recommend that you inspect and drive the car, local pick-up preferred or you can arrange shipping. $47,000. 650.537.0393, email: roadster356b@hotmail.com. (CA) 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible 1975 Chevrolet Corvette convertible Classic White/Medium Saddle deluxe leather interior. Auto, a/c. Everything works right down to the clock. Complete restoration to very high standards. $25,000. Contact Steve- 516.524.4102. (NY) 1994 Dodge Ram 3500 Laramie SLT All original Alabama car, 2nd owner, 55k miles, auto, a/c, everything works, all records since new. Seats and dash not cracked. Always garaged. $15,000. Contact Albert- 814.466.6115, email: bav1140@comcast.net. (PA) 1990 Mazda Miata 348-ci V8, 4-bbl, new tires. All original car, excellent condition, nice car. $39,900. Contact Jim903.738.4594, 1960 Chevrolet Corvette convertible Three-owner car. All original drivetrain. NO accidents. NO modifications. Sunbursts with original Blue Dots and reproduction Halibrands with road tires. Acrylic laquer with correct primer. $995,000. Contact Earl- 250.353.7661, email: earlpf@telus. net. 1968 Chevrolet Corvette convertible 50th Anniversary, triple gold with both tops, cart, and boot. 27k miles, excellent condition, no accidents, garaged, no excuses. $26,500. Contact Joseph- 973.228.1698. (NJ) Race 1965 Lola T70 Mk I Less than 46k miles and I am the original owner. Complete maintenance history with all records, owner's manual, window sticker, and sales brochure. Always garaged, not driven in winter and dented. Regularly serviced, including Mobil 1 for oil changes approx. every 3-5k miles. The only modification is a Jackson Racing intake and exhaust package. $5,400. Contact Joel- email: joelweyhe@hotmail.com. (OR) American 1940 Ford Woodie Wagon 283/270. A very rare Cascade Green, a one-year only color with 4-speed and positraction. All correct numbers matching car, receiving a meticulous restoration with no shortcuts and no apologies. 2009- NCRS Duntov Awards 98+ points, Concours d'Elegance, Best of Show. Contact Michael- Website: www.oregonbeachvacationrentals.com. 1965 Chevrolet Corvette convertible Both tops, 327/350hp. #s matching, tank sticker still on tank. Original interior. 80,600 miles. Looks original. Trades possible. $26,900. 941.928.4234, email: viperpage@aol.com. 1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 convertible 428 CJ Ram-Air The first T70 to be raced by Mark Donohue. This T70 started life as a Mecom Race team car, driven usually by Walt Hansgen. Powered by a Ted Wenz 366 Chevrolet small-block. This T70 is completely restored and truly ready to race. POA. Contact John727.384.1179, email: info@johnstarkeycars.com. 1996 Barchetta 3500 Red/black interior, power windows. ZZ4 crate engine, rebuilt 4-speed both with about 2,000 miles on them, MSD ignition and Doug Thorley Headers. Almost all mechanicals have been rebuilt or replaced within the last 3,000 miles. The only items that I can think of that don't work are the odometer and clock. Upgraded stereo systems to Original factory wood, Garnet/Tan, French flathead engine, aluminum heads, 6V radio, California car. $159,000. Contact Gary- 562.221.8293. (CA) The most elegant and stylish American muscle car ever made. Fresh restoration on a highly optioned car: A/C, P/S, PDB, etc. Nearly identical to car made $88k at B-J, and this one is nicer. Email for details. $80,000. Contact Randall- 646.285.1676, email: aston66@ptd.net. Stunningly beautiful custom hand built supercar. 1 of 7 built, 270hp aluminum V-8, 1600 lbs. 50/50 weight distribution, full aluminum monocoque, blistering performance. $60,000. Contact Darryl360.582.0338, email: darryl@barchetta3500.com. Website: www.barchetta3500.com. © April 2011 141

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Auction Companies Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. 33.1.42992056, 33.1.42991639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. artcurial@auction.fr www.artcurial.com. (FR) setting Scottsdale Auction in January and a world-class auction at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida in March. www.goodingco.com. (CA) H&H Classic Auctions. +44 8458 334455, +44 8458 334433. The Motor House Lyncastle Road Warrington England. WA4 4BSN www.handh. co.uk. (UK) Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694, 480.421.6697. For nearly four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service, and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watch unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www. barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) Bonhams. +, +44.207.585.0830. Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. www.bonhams.com. (UK) Bonhams & Butterfields. 415.391.4000, 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103 www.butterfields.com. (CA) Branson Collector Car Auction. 800.335.3063, 417.336.5616. 1316 W. Hwy. 76, Suite 199, Branson, MO 65616. www.bransonauction.com. (MO) Mecum Collector Car Auction- eers. 815.568.8888, 815.568.6615. The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for over 23 years, offering an industryleading 5,000 collector cars per year. Watch Mecum Auctions live on Discovery's HD Theater. Consignment, bidder and event information is available online. 950 Greenlee ST, Marengo, IL 60015 www.mecumauction.com. (IL) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Carlisle Collector Car Auctions. 717.243.7855, 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. Spring and Fall Auctions. High-line cars cross the block. Hundreds of muscle cars, antique, collector, and special-interest cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Real Cars. Real Prices. www.carlisleauctions.com. (PA) eBay Motors. 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. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290, 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262 www. classic-carauction.com. (CA) The Worldwide Group. 866.273.6394, Established by John Kruse and Rod C. Egan, The Worldwide Group— Auctioneers, Appraisers and Brokers —is one of the world's premier auction houses, specializing in the procurement and sale of the world's finest automobiles and vintage watercraft. www.wwgauctions.com. (IN) RM Auctions, Inc.. 800.211.4371, Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest, award-winning examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well-qualified experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents the official auction of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in August, the record- 142 519.351.1337. Celebrating 30 years in the collector car industry, RM Auctions and its associated companies are responsible for acquisitions, restorations and sales of the world's rarest and most valuable vintage automobiles, including record-breaking sales in Maranello, Italy and London, UK. RM's restoration division achieved unprecedented accolades in 2006, when the Company earned “Best of Show” honors at the world's top three collector car events in a single year. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Tom Mack Classics. 888.TOM. MACK, PO Box 1766, Indian Trail, NC 28079. Three annual auctions in Charlotte, NC: April, September, and January. Selling Southern muscle, collector, and antique cars with experience and integrity for 24 years. North Carolina auction license 4017. www.tommackclassics.com. (NC) Alfa Romeo Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions. 602.252.2697, Centerline Products. 888.750.ALFA, Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 30 years - rely on our experience to build and maintain your dream Alfa. Restoration, maintenance, and performance Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, Gooding & Company's experts are well-qualified to individual automobiles as well as collections and estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to assist you. www.goodingco.com. (CA) Specialty Auto Auctions and Sales. 800.901.0022, Established by Bruce and Helen Douglas in 1987. Based in Colorado and doing auctions in Colorado, Nevada and South Dakota. This year we will join forces with Hot August Nights and B & T Custom Rods for two sales in Nevada. We will also be working with Automania for sales in South Dakota. For personalized service contact us. www.saaasinc.com. (CO) Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886, Offices located nationwide. Pre-purchase inspection service, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale vales, estates, expert witness testimony. On-site inspection. Certified, confidential, prompt, professional. “Not just one man's opinion of value.” See web site for locations and service descriptions. www.autoappraisal.com. 602.252.6260. Specializing in the finest European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles; Russo and Steele hosts two record breaking ALL RESERVE auctions per year; Monterey, CA every August and Scottsdale, AZ every January. As one of the premier auction events in the United States, Russo and Steele has developed a reputation for its superior customer service and for having the most experienced and informed experts in the industry. www.russoandsteele.com. (AZ) Santiago Collector Car Auctions. 405.475.5079, 501 E. Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Rocky: rockydb5@sbcglobal.net. (OK) Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942, Es- tablished in 1964, Leake Auction Company was one of the first collector car auctions in the country. Unsurpassed customer service has led the company to 40 successful years, selling more than 32,000 vehicles. Leake currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. Visit them online at www.leakecar.com or call 800.722.9942. Oklahoma City – February 18-19, 2011 at Cox Pavilion San Antonio – April 8-9, 2011 at Freeman Coliseum Tulsa – June 10 – 12, 2011 at QuikTrip Center. Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, Silver Auctions isn't successful because we auction the most expensive cars, we're successful because we auction the cars that you love. Silver Auction's staff, bidders and consignor are everyday people with a passion for Nostalgic and Collector cars. Come see the difference at Silver Auctions. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@ silverauctions.com. www.silverauctions.com. (WA) Shelby American Automotobile Club. 859.368.0222. PO Box 13271, Lexington, KY 40583. 4,000 members worldwide, active regions in most population centers. Dedicated to the preservation, history and enjoyment of Cobras and Shelby Mustangs. Annual national convention; quarterly on-line publication; printed annual; active website and forum; hardcover registries listing every car. Email us at saac@ saac.com. Web: www.saac.com. (CT) Appraisals parts in stock for Giulietta through 164. Newly developed products introduced regularly. Check our web site for online store, new arrivals, tech tips, and special offers. www.centerlinealfa. com. (CO) Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 800.890.2532, 510.525.9519. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkley, CA 94710. Large selection of parts from Giulietta to 164. Efficient, personal service. www.alfapartscatalog.com. (CA) American International Auto Appraisers Re- source. Use IAAA Appraisers' to perform insurance and legal appraisals and pre-purchase inspections; It is IAAA the largest association that certifies auto appraisers, who follow ethics, participate in ongoing training for IAAA/ Uniform Standards for Automotive Appraisal Procedures™. Certifications include Master Automotive Appraiser™ and Automotive Arbitration/Mediation Umpire™. The apprentice program was used by Mitchell International and other qualified applicants from the Sports Car Market

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automotive industry. Locate IAAA members and get association info. www.autoappraisersassociation.com. Car Insurance program provides flexibility by allowing you to choose the agreed value and restoration shop. Broad coverage includes no mileage restrictions and special pricing for large schedules. For more information contact us at 1(866)CAR-9648 or www. chubbcollectorcar.com. West Coast Auto Appraisals. 310.827.8400, Pre purchase, diminished value, total loss settlements, expert witness. Let us be your eyes and ears, friendly and very knowledgeable car experts, muscle cars, street rods, Europeans, full classics, modern day and more. Servicing all of California, nationwide for larger car collections. Member of IAAA and AMA. Check out our website for a full list of services. www.thecarappraiser.com. (CA) Automobilia Steve Austin's Automobilia & Great Vacations. 800.452.8434, European Car Collector tours including Monaco & Goodwood Historics, private collections, and car manufacturers. Automobile Art importer of legendary artists Alfredo de la Maria and Nicholas Watts. www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.com. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, 760.758.0600. sales 760.758.6100.Fullservice restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. “Where great cars achieve perfection.” Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase. com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Motor Sport Personal Accident Coverage. 441.297.9439, 441.296.2543. Email, mcooke@evolution.bm. Limits up to $1,000,000 including accident medical and helicopter evacuation. Comp Capital Ltd. can obtain coverage at competive rates including drivers over the age of 65. Either 12 month policy covering a whole season and or for specific events. Please contact Mark Cooke and or Kevin Way. English AC Owner's Club Limited. Grundy Worldwide. 800.338.4005, Paul Russell and Company. 978.768.6092, www.paulrussell.com. Specializing in the Preservation and Sales of European Classics, pre-war through the 1970s, since 1978. You can rely on our decades of experience with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and other fine collectibles. Repeat customers are the lifeblood of our business. Contact us today to join them. Car Sales Manager, Alex Finigan: Alex@paulrussell.com. (MA) Vintage Auto Posters, Since 1980, Everett Anton Singer has been supplying international collectors with the most diverse selection of authentic vintage automotive posters. The vast inventory runs from the late 1890's through the 1960's; featuring marque, event and product advertising. Please visit us at: www.VintageAutoPosters. com. Buy/Sell/General Woodies USA. 949.412.8812, We buy and sell great woodies - hundreds to date. If you are buying or selling give us a call. We can help. Woodies are fun! Every car collection should have at least one. Located in Laguna Niguel, California (new location). www.woodiesusa.com. (CA) Classic Car Transport Motor Auto Express, Inc. 2shores International. 920-945- 0450, International marketing services for collector cars. New Showroom in the US! Take advantage of our experience in the global collector market. Based in Wisconsin, working worldwide. Connecting buyers and sellers of collectible automobiles in a global marketplace since 1990. We put our market knowledge to work for you. Call Jurgen today! www.2-shores-classics. com. (WI) 360.661.1734, Enclosed Transport. MAX cares for what you care for. We offer Personal, Private, Professional services with liftgate loading for your vehicles. Please contact Randy McKinley, Owner. maxiet@gmail.com. (WA) With 60 years of experience in servicing and preserving the collector vehicle hobby, Grundy provides “The Gold Standard” of insurance, offering the most options to you: Agreed Value, No Model Year Limitation, Unlimited Mileage, and coverage options for Spare Parts, Trip Interruption, Towing and Labor Costs, Inflation Guard, and Auto Show Medical Reimbursement. Fast, immediate quotes. www.grundy. com. (PA) 503.643.3225, 503.646.4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615. The world's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. (OR) Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959, 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. 800.922.4050, is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit www.hagerty.com. (MI) AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC.. 631.425.1555, All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servcing-complete mechanical restorations/ rebuilds - Cosmetic repair/paintwork to complete frame off restoration - Large inventory of parts. All services as well as our current unventory of automobiles for sale can be seen at www.autosportdesigns.com. (NY) Heacock Classic. 800.678.5173, We Passport Transport. 800.325.4267, Brighton Motorsports. 480.483.4682, Brighton Motorsports, Scottsdale, Arizona, is a unique dealership specializing in Vintage European and American Collector Cars with their Sales/Showroom and Mechanical Repair facility in the heart of Scottsdale's legendary auction arena. They also have a state-of-the-art paint & body shop specially equipped to do all levels of repair and restoration just down the road, creating a one stop shop for the avid car enthusiast. www.brightonmotorsports.com. (AZ) April 2011 Since our founding in 1970, we have shipped thousands of treasured vehicles door-to-door with our fully enclosed auto transporters. Whether your prized possession is your daily driver, a vintage race car, a classic, a 60's muscle car, or a modern exotic you can depend on Passport Transport to give you the premium service it deserves. We share your appreciation for fine automobiles and it shows. www.PassportTransport. com. Collector Car Insurance understand the passion and needs of the classic car owner; agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and paying by credit card. We provide classic car insurance at rates people can afford! Instant quotes at www.heacockclassic.com. (FL) Doc's Jags. 480.951.0777, 480.951.3339. Restoration Center 623.869.8777. 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoenix, AZ. 85027. The world's BIGGEST and BEST Jaguar Web site. #1 in Jaguars WORLDWIDE. Largest inventory of all models. Ask for “DOC.” Email doc@docsjags.com www.docsjags. com. (AZ) J.C. Taylor Insurance. 800.345.8290, Antique, classic, muscle or modified - J.C. Taylor Insurance has provided dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collector vehicle for over 50 years. Agreed Value Coverage in the continental U.S., and Alaska. Drive Through Time With Peace of Mind with J.C. Taylor Insurance. Get a FREE instant quote online at www.JCTaylor.com. Chubb Collector Car Insurance. 1 (866) CAR-9648, The Chubb Collector Kevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337, 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Aston Martin parts, service, repair, and restoration. From an oil change to a concours-winning restoration, we do it all. Modern upgrades for power steering, window motors, fuel systems, and more. Feltham Fast performance parts in stock. We also cater to all British and European cars and motorcycles. www.kevinkayrestorations.net. (CA) 143

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Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini FerrariChat.com. The largest on- line Ferrari community in the world with over 80,000 registered users. 3,000 new posts a day from Ferrari owners, historians, and enthusiasts along with 5 Million in our archives. Over 1,000 ads in our Classifieds www.ferrarichat.com. Randy Simon. 310.274.7440, ^ 310.274.9809. I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis, and Lamborghinis. 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. simonrandy@aol.com (CA) competence for classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts – for vintage car sales, meticulous restorations by manufacturertrained technicians and the widest selection of Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts, we are the source. www. mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) Museums LeMay— America's Car Museum, Motoring Investments. 619.238.1977, Award winning restorations, brokerage, sales & locating. 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Carl Bomstead eWatch A Wacky World of Cool Car Stuff LaSalle gauges, fuel filter displays and tire company papers clips prove that every car passion has a price Thought Carl's Just when we start to wonder if the world has really gone wacky, something comes along that proves it truly has. On October 18, 2009, a telephone bidder at a Chicago auction actually paid $18,300 for a lock of Elvis Presley's hair. The hair originated from the time Elvis joined the army in 1958, and the former president of the Elvis fan club somehow got hold of the famous locks. Heck, the price paid for Elvis' hair would have paid for almost half of the fabulous Packard sign that Barrett-Jackson sold for $39,000 at their January Scottsdale auction. Here are a few finds that aren't that expensive, but then Elvis had nothing to do with any of them—as far as we know, anyway. EBAY #250736075911— CADILLAC LASALLE TIRE PRESSURE GAUGE. Number of Bids: 22. SOLD AT: $157.50. Date: 12/11/2010. The Cadillac LaSalle logos were crisp and clear on this tire pressure gauge, and it was complete with the leather pouch. The LaSalle brand was dropped in 1940, so the gauge was at least 70 years old. A number of marques offered tire gauges, and they are very collectible. Price paid was in line, so it was a fair deal for both buyer and seller. LeSesne of Major Sir Henry Segrave and his Golden Arrow when he set the world land speed record at Daytona Beach, FL. The record was set March 11, 1929 at 231.36 mph. Several of the photographs included Segrave with famous personalities, such as golfer Walter Hagen and race car driver Tommy Milton. The photographs were in excellent condition, and at a touch over ten bucks apiece, a decent value. Now. SOLD AT: $69.99. Date: 1/9/2011. Braender Tires were made by the Braender Bulldog Company, and their logo was the bulldog poking his head through a tire. The slogan “The Tire to Tie To” followed that theme. All of their promotional material is very collectible because of the catchy graphics, and this little money clip sells for at least three times what was paid here when offered in better condition. FORD BENZOL PORCELAIN SIGN. Number of Bids: EBAY #250756009258— 34. EBAY #220725190518— EBAY #360323169198— HENRY SEGRAVE GOLDEN ARROW PHOTO ALBUM. Number of Bids: 4. SOLD AT: $920.11. Date: 12/6/2010. This album consisted of 80 original photographs taken by Richard 1933 PACKARD 12 DELUXE SALES BROCHURE. Number Of Bids: Buy-It-Now. SOLD AT: $1,087.75. Date: 1/27/2011. The Packard 12 for 1933 was actually called the Twin Six, and it was a new design of the traditional 12-cylinder engine. This brochure, which included the mailing envelope, was in good condition, and the price was market correct. The Internet has dramatically changed literature collecting. In an evening of plowing through thousands of listings, you can find stuff that would take a dozen trips to Hershey and hours of phone time to locate. It's a new world! SOLD AT: $6,852.50. Date: 1/21/2011. In the late 1920s, there were about 88 Ford Benzol stations in the Detroit area and perhaps another 45 non-exclusive dealers. This 24-inch porcelain sign is scarce as heck, but it is not in the best of condition, with numerous bruises and dings. I doubt if it was worth the kind of money paid here—considering the condition. EBAY #150544678087— EBAY #220718718100— BRAENDER TIRES PAPER CLIP. Number of Bids: Buy-It- SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Automotive Investor Media Group, 401 NE 19th Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and at additional mailing offices. 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, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 146 CARTER FUEL FILTER DISPLAY CABINET. Number of Bids: 45. SOLD AT: $1,477.53. Date: 1/16/2011. This Carter Carburetor fuel filter display was used at the E. Gray Smith Packard Agency that went out of business in the early 1950s. It was complete with a display ceramic fuel filter, along with a couple of others. The drawers were full of various fittings and other parts. It was in excellent condition and a very cool display piece. With 45 bids, it received a lot of attention, and if anything, sold for a rather aggressive price. Another cabinet, without the goodies, sold for only $76. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market