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Sports Car Market PROFILES Keith Martin’s JOIN US The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends Subscribe! April 2014 . Volume 26 . Number 4 FERRARI This Month’s Market Movers Up Close by Steve Ahlgrim 68 ENGLISH AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why by Reid Trummel 70 204 Vehicles Rated at Seven Sales BARRETT-JACKSON 86 98 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS Barn Find $2,062,500 / Gooding & Co. A record price paid for a great story ETCETERINI by Donald Osborne 74 1960 Lotus Elite Series II $97,900 / Bonhams A rare, streetable racer with mojo GERMAN by Gary Anderson 76 122 132 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 $3,080,000 / Bonhams The perfect blend of beauty and usability AMERICAN 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet $297,000 / RM The V8 cars are rare — and prized Carl Bomstead 78 RACE by Donald Osbor 80ne 142 150 112 Scottsdale, AZ: Sales total $110m when 99.7% of 1,405 cars sell at the world’s biggest marquee — Dan Grunwald GOODING & COMPANY Scottsdale, AZ: 110 cars of 118 sell for $49m, including a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I cabriolet at $6.1m — Donald Osborne RM Scottsdale, AZ: RM sells the most expensive car in Arizona — an $8.8m 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder — plus 107 others out of 126 for $45.6m overall — Carl Bomstead BONHAMS Scottsdale, AZ: 87 of 101 cars make $23.5m, and “The Tailor’s Car,” a 1951 Ferrari 212 Export coupe, sells for $3.2m — John L. Stein RUSSO AND STEELE Scottsdale, AZ: A 1966 Lamborghini 350GT makes a worldrecord $742,630, 484 of 735 cars sell and sales grow 20% to $21.2m — Joseph Seminetta SILVER Fort McDowell, AZ: At Silver’s 17th Arizona sale, 191/328 cars make $3.3m — B. Mitchell Carlson MOTORCYCLES IN VEGAS Las Vegas, NV: Bonhams sells 160/206 bikes for $3.5m, and MidAmerica/Mecum sells 438/536 bikes for $7.4m, totaling $10.9m for all of Las Vegas — Somer Hooker 1935 Auburn 851 Boattail Speedster $467,500 / Bonhams Bruised, but beautifully original 14 1960 OSCA 750 S $660,000 / RM Highly praised — and underappreciated Cover photo: 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Supercharged Gran Sport Spider, Pawel Litwinski, courtesy of Bonhams Sports Car Market

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COLUMNS 18 Shifting Gears Strong, high-quality cars continue to bring strong, high-quality prices Keith Martin 44 Affordable Classic The rise and fall of the collectible FJ40 Land Cruiser B. Mitchell Carlson 54 Legal Files It’s great when your collector car sells for more than you paid, but you’d better check out your tax options John Draneas 56 Simon Says I’ll be watching closely to see which funds actually get off the ground — and how they fare Simon Kidston 72 The Cumberford Perspective The Lotus Elite shows what we’ve gained — and lost — since 1957 Robert Cumberford 170 eWatch A giant Bugs Bunny statue brings $51,750 at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Carl Bomstead FEATURES 48 Collecting Thoughts: Stephen Serio totals the “Fast N’ Loud” F40 60 Inaugural Arizona Concours d’Elegance: Cars on the Arizona Biltmore lawns 62 Arizona Auction Week: A look back in pictures 64 Porsche by Design: North Carolina Museum of Art’s Porsche exhibit DEPARTMENTS 24 Auction Calendar 24 Crossing the Block 28 The Inside Line: California Mille, Portland Swap Meet, La Jolla Concours and Copperstate 1000 30 Contributors: Get to know our writers 32 You Write: How about some love for DB5s and G-series Porsches? 34 Display Advertisers Index 38 Time Pieces: When magnetic attraction is a bad thing 38 Neat Stuff: Tabletop gauge pod and a BMW 328 roadster for your 3-year-old 40 In Miniature: 1939 Delahaye 165 V12 Cabriolet 40 Book Review: Follmer: American Wheel Man 110 Fresh Meat: 2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 roadster, 2013 McLaren MP4-12C coupe, 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith 120 Glovebox Notes: 2014 Kia Forte EX GDI sedan 128 Rising Sun: Recent sales of Japanese collector cars 156 Mystery Photo: “Looks like the University of Oregon needs a new mascot” 156 Comments with Your Renewal: “I get hours and hours of mental relaxation from this mag (and ACC!) ” 48 Collecting Thoughts 16 158 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 164 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs Sports Car Market 64 “Porsche By Design” at the North Carolina Musuem of Art Barrett-Jackson Bill Rothermel

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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Cranking Up the Collector World Collectible cars have been underpriced since 1991, and only now are showing accumulated appreciation the time was too short to put on a first-rate event, and we told Kevin and the gang to plan for 2015. Luckily, they paid no attention to us. I was fortunate enough to be asked to participate as emcee, and the outcome of the event, held on January 12 at the Arizona Biltmore, was nothing short of spectacular. I’ve had the opportunity to participate as an announcer and emcee in many car shows, from local show-and-shines to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. I can say that the organizational structure of the Arizona Concours was absolutely first rate — from the pre-event dinner, to the staging of the cars, to the awards, to the afterglow party. There were extraordinary cars on display, including a Cobra Arizona enters the concours arena in style I love the way the collector-car year launches. Arizona in January is like Mardi Gras, with cars to be auctioned replacing floats. The procession of delectable automobiles is non-stop, with the six big auctions pulling out all the stops. For me, the action started earlier this year than usual. It included a quick trip to London for a dinner at Bonhams’ new headquarters at 101 New Bond Street — a most tony address, in a most tony part of a tony city. I was fortunate enough to stay at the Royal Automobile Club. For a blue-jeans-bred, West Coast boy, putting on a tie to have breakfast was an unusual occurrence. Wanting to have a traditional English breakfast experience, I ordered kippers — smoked herring. You can pass. Bonhams CEO Robert Brooks and historian Doug Nye presided over the evening. They unveiled a Ferrari whose history has been shrouded and cloudy for decades, and is now finally coming clear in preparation for it being offered for sale at no reserve. A 1954 375Plus, s/n 0384AM, it is one of six made — and only four survive. Its sister cars won both the Mille Miglia and the Carrera Panamericana outright, demonstrating that this is indeed a potent machine. The car will be featured at the Bonhams sale at Goodwood on June 27, and we’ll have more information as we get closer to the event. Brooks and Nye are confident that their research will provide bidders with the level of comfort necessary to raise their paddles up through the eight-figure level (I predict the car will bring $15m–$20m). I do have one suggestion — Ferrari Classiche has not verified the car. While I understand that Classiche certification is viewed less enthusiastically by many European parties than those in America, nonetheless, it is the “gold standard” stamp of approval that proclaims that a car is genuine. When the bidding is expected to be stratospheric, for a car with a previously disputed history, I believe it would be money well spent to get that final stamp of approval. I had arrived in London on a Wednesday, had the dinner meeting on Thursday and was on a 747 to Arizona on Friday afternoon. Luckily, British Airways has a direct flight from Heathrow to Sky Harbor, so my Kindle and I got reacquainted during the 10-hour trip. The Arizona Biltmore and a concours Less than a year ago, Arizona car collectors Kevin Cornish, Ed Winkler and Chuck Stanford audaciously decided to put on the first ever Arizona Concours d’Elegance. All of the cognoscenti agreed that 18 Daytona coupe, a bevy of important Maseratis, including a 150S, a 300S and a Birdcage. Even better, more than $23,500 was raised for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants children with terminal illnesses a chance to make a dream come true. The foundation had been hoping for $7,500, which would fund one wish. Author Clive Cussler and his wife, Janet, contributed $7,500, which helped push the total upward, and another $3,000 gift by a thoughtful collector at the afterglow party completed the generous contributions of the day. The winner of the Best of Show award at the concours was a 1925 Hispano-Suiza H6B Cabriolet de Ville owned by SCMer Donald Nichols of Lompoc, CA. Next year’s event is scheduled for January 11. I will be returning as emcee, and I look forward to seeing you there. For updates, go to www.arizonaconcours.com. Sold! Sold! Sold! Monday was my day off in Arizona, and I made a quick trip to the aviation boneyard known as the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson. If you think it is difficult to find a place to garage your cars, imagine having B-52 bombers and P-51 fighters to display. The museum itself, as well as the attendant tour of mothballed warplanes of current vintage, including F-15s, at the nearby 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center, was breathtaking in its scope. Then it was auction time. I spent most of my time under the Barrett- Jackson tent, as we were shooting new episodes for “What’s My Car Worth.” They will show on Velocity starting in July. But I had a chance to visit Gooding, RM, Bonhams, and Russo and Steele. The mood in all the tents was buoyant, and strong, high-quality cars continued to bring strong, high-quality prices. The proof in that pudding is the overall sales total of $253m, up 12% from the $225m of Arizona 2013. Overall sell-through rate was 84%, the same as last year, and average price per car went from $100k to $108k. It wasn’t explosive growth, but it was forward movement of the market in an almost calm, predictable way. I’m always asked if we are in a bubble. I don’t believe so. I continue to maintain that cars, as collectibles, have been underpriced since 1991, and only now are showing the accumulated appreciation you would have expected. Also, it is the historically important cars that are showing the strongest value increases, which makes sense as people of means compete for scarce objects. Ordinary, high-production cars are flat or falling, which is as it should be as well. Most cars are just cars, and only a very few cars are special. The next mega-event on the collector-car circuit is Amelia Island, with RM, Gooding and now the Hollywood Wheels auction at the Festivals of Speed. Few places on Earth are as pleasant as Amelia for watching gearheads throw money at high-end cars. I, along with the SCM gang, will look for you there. ♦ Sports Car Market Carl Bomstead

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies Silver Auctions — Portland Spring Where: Portland, OR When: April 11–12 Web: www.silverauction.com Last year: 96/197 cars sold / $857k The SCM gang always makes an appearance at Silver’s Portland sale. Look for SCM logos on hats and shirts, and say Hi! With an average price under $10k, the selection always includes something fun and affordable. 1969 Pontiac Trans Am Ram Air III at Collector Car Productions in Toronto Collector Car Productions — The Toronto Spring Classic Car Auction Where: Toronto, CAN When: April 4–6 Web: www.collectorcarproductions.com While you can expect to see a strong mix of European sports and luxury cars, the list of headliners for this upcoming Spring edition is heavy on American muscle. Look for a 1969 Pontiac Trans Am Ram Air III with 4-speed and PHS documentation, offered at no reserve; a Cretors Model C Popcorn Wagon in authentic working condition; a restored 1952 Chevrolet ice cream truck with working freezer; a restored 1969 Plymouth Barracuda “Mod Top” with build sheet, fender tag and original engine; a superbly restored 1958 Oldsmobile Super 88 with J-2 Tri-Power V8 and portable radio, finished in Festival Red and Alaskan White with matching two-tone leather interior; a 1931 Packard Standard Eight 5-passenger coupe (CCCA Full Classic); a 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu, all-original with 8,600 actual miles; and a documented 1971 Pontiac Trans Am with 455 HO V8. Mecum Auctions — Houston 2014 Where: Houston, TX When: April 10–12 Web: www.mecum.com Last year: 738/993 cars sold / $25m A very important 1963 Corvette convertible headlines Mecum Houston — the Bunkie Knudsen GM styling car. Mecum predicts more than 1,000 24 consignments at this year’s sale. They sent 993 across the auction block here in 2013 and sold 738. NBC Sports Network will cover all the auction action. The Branson Auction Where: Branson, MO When: April 11–12 Web: www.bransonauction.com Last year: 118/190 cars sold / $2.5m The twice-annual Branson Auction is known for its eclectic selection of high-quality cars (a 1960s-style Batmobile replica sold here last year for a whopping $173k) and reasonable prices (prices averaged about $21k). The auction takes place at the Hilton Branson Convention Center on the Lake Taneycomo waterfront in historic downtown Branson, MO. Auction Calendar Email auction info to: chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com. MARCH FEB 28–2—G. POTTER KING Atlantic City, NJ 3—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 5—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, U.K. 6–8—GAA Greensboro, NC 7—GOODING & CO. Amelia Island, FL 8—BONHAMS Oxford, U.K. 8—RM Amelia Island, FL 8—HOLLYWOOD WHEELS Amelia Island, FL 8—SMITH’S Cape Girardeau, MO 8—SPECIALTY AUTO Loveland, CO 11—COYS London, U.K. 14–15—SILVER Fort McDowell, AZ 14–16—AUCTIONS AMERICA Fort Lauderdale, FL 14–16—ELECTRIC GARAGE Red Deer, AB, CAN 29—COYS Essen, DEU 29—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS San Antonio, TX 30—THEODORE BRUCE Sydney, AUS APRIL 4–6—COLLECTOR CAR PRODUCTIONS Toronto, ON, CAN 10–12—MECUM Houston, TX Barrett-Jackson — Palm Beach 2014 When: April 11–13 Where: West Palm Beach, FL Web: www.barrett-jackson.com Last year: 422/431 cars sold / $20.5m The featured early consign- ment at Barrett-Jackson’s upcoming Palm Beach sale is a 1954 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, professionally restored to NCRS specs by Noland Adams. Also watch for a 1968 Shelby GT500 convertible, a 1967 Pontiac Firebird 400, a 1954 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, a 1930 Ford Model A pickup, a 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air custom convertible, a 1971 Oldsmobile 442 convertible, a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 coupe, a 1950 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. 11–12—BRANSON Branson, MO 11–12—SILVER Portland, OR 11–13—BARRETTJACKSON Palm Beach, FL 11–13—ELECTRIC GARAGE Edmonton, AB, CAN 12—SILVERSTONE Birmingham, U.K. 13—MECUM Houston, TX 23—H&H Duxford, U.K. 24–26—MECUM Kansas City, MO 25–26—LEAKE Dallas, TX 26—COYS Ascot, U.K. 26—SPECIALTY AUTO Brighton, CO 27—BONHAMS Stafford, U.K. 28—BONHAMS Hendon, U.K. 29—BARONS Surrey, U.K. MAY 1–3—VICARI Nocona, TX 2—SMITH’S Springfield, MO 3—WORLDWIDE Montgomery, TX 5—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 8–10—AUCTIONS AMERICA Auburn, IN 9—COYS Monte Carlo, MCO 9–10—ELECTRIC GARAGE Calgary, AB, CAN 10—RM Monte Carlo, MCO 13–18—MECUM Indianapolis, IN 14—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, U.K. 17—BONHAMS Newport Pagnell, U.K. 18—BONHAMS Brussels, BEL 24—SILVERSTONE Northamptonshire, U.K. 26—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 31—VANDERBRINK Murdo, SD 31—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Odessa, TX Sports Car Market

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies The Bunkie Knudsen GM styling car at Mecum Houston Jaguar Mk V drophead coupe, a 1935 Packard Model 1207 convertible coupe and a 1937 Cord Model 812 phaeton. H&H – Imperial War Museum Where: Duxford, U.K. When: April 23 More: www.handh.co.uk Last year: 57/93 cars sold / $2.9m This sale always features a healthy assortment of Jags, Rolls, Benzes and Porsches at a range of price points. The average car sells around $50k, but last year a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing made headlines when it sold for $1m. The early star car this time around is a well-sorted 1964 Lotus Elan GTS, developed into full 26R spec, but retaining original hard top and trunk lid. Mecum Auctions — Kansas City Spring Where: Kansas City, MO When: April 24–26 Web: www.mecum.com Last year: 446/699 cars sold / $9.5m 750 classic cars will cross the block at this Heartland classic. A 1936 Ahrens-Fox BT fire truck was the most expensive lot here last year at $133k, and the average sold price was $21k. You can count on a strong selection of muscle cars, hot rods and pickups, plus some foreign cars and imports thrown in for variety. Leake Auction Company — Dallas Spring 2014 Where: Dallas, TX When: April 25–26 Web: www.leakecar.com 1964 Lotus Elan GTS at H&H Duxford At their November Dallas sale, Leake’s sales totaled $9.5m among 365 lots, and sold cars averaged $26k. A 2006 Ford GT was the high sale at $218k. The early star car this time around is a 2014 Ford Mustang Super Cobra Jet. Leake’s high-energy dual-auction-block setup is a spectacle not to be missed. Specialty Where: Brighton, CO When: April 26 Web: www.saaasinc.com 2014 marks Specialty’s 28th year doing Colorado auctions. This sale takes place at the Adams County Regional Park Fairgrounds. Specialty expects 150 vehicles. Look for a mix of Detroit iron, tricked-out customs and European sports and luxury cruisers. Bonhams—The RAF Museum Where: Hendon, U.K. When: April 28 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 68/97 cars sold / $2.6m This annual auction takes place at the Royal Air Force Museum, with vintage fighter planes and helicopters looming overhead. Price per car averaged $38k last year, and the consignments ranged from a $1,780 1984 Opel Manta to a $193k 1955 Jaguar XK 140 drophead coupe. A 1951 Bentley S1 Continental is the featured early consignment this time around. ♦ 1950 Jaguar Mk V drophead coupe at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 26 2014 Ford Mustang Super Cobra Jet at Leake Dallas Sports Car Market

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Inside Line Alex Martin-Banzer Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com. The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance celebrates its 10th anniversary April 11–13 Events ■ You know it’s spring in driz- zly Portland, OR, when thousands of gearheads shop outside at two massive swapmeets. Come early for the most selection, and don’t forget your rain gear. The Portland International Raceway Auto Swap showcases more than 1,500 vendors. You’ll walk more than two miles to see all the booths. It all takes place from April 3 to 5, and this parts extravaganza is located right next door to the even-bigger Portland Swap Meet. Admission is $7 per day, and free for children younger than 12. www.portlandraceway. com (OR) ■ The Portland Swap Meet, one of the West Coast’s largest, longest-running classic auto gatherings, takes over the Portland Metropolitan Expo Center from April 4 to 6. With 3,500 booths and 1,500 vendors focusing on classic cars, there is something for everyone. Admission is $7 per day for adults and $4 on Sunday. www.portlandswapmeet.com (OR) ■ If you have a sports, racing or Grand Touring car that rum- 28 bled to life before 1974, it’s time to sign up for the 24th Annual Bell Lexus Copperstate 1000. Beginning Saturday evening, April 5, with a Driver’s Dinner, the four-day tour is a whirlwind of scenic and challenging back roads through the southern part of Arizona, as well as fabulous hospitality. After a 1,000-mile journey that ends on April 9, you’ve officially started the vintage-car season. Entry fee is $5,950, which includes all meals and lodging for the driver and co-driver. For more information, visit www. mensartscouncil.com/cs (AZ) ■ The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance celebrates its 10th anniversary from April 11 to 13. The Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Contemporary Classic Cocktail Party on Friday night starts the weekend. Saturday will feature the annual Ferrari and Maserati of San Diego Motor Tour. Sunday brings the concours d’elegance. This year, La Jolla will celebrate European racing history, with cars from the very first days of racing, through modern competition cars. Publisher Martin returns as emcee. Advance general admission is $40, or $45 on the day of the event. A related car show, the La Jolla Motor Car Classic at the Concours, is free to the public and is near the concours grounds at Ellen Browning Scripps Park. www. lajollaconcours.com (CA) ■ The Spring Carlisle Col- lector Car Swap Meet, Corral and Auction fills the sprawling Carlisle, PA, Fairgrounds from April 23 to 27. The 150-acre fairgrounds will seethe with all things automotive, including 8,100 booth spaces and a car corral filled with at least 2,000 autos. Don’t forget the Spring Carlisle Auction. This is a weekend to share with passionate gearheads. Admission is $10 for April 23–26, and the price drops to $7 on April 27. An event pass is $30. www. carlisleevents.com (PA) ■ The 24th Annual Califor- nia Mille will carry the spirit of Martin Swig along 1,000 miles of Northern California’s best roads from April 27 to May 1. About 70 driver and co-driver teams will pilot pre-1958 cars. All meals and lodging are included in the entry fee. For more information, visit: www.californiamille.com (CA) ♦ The Portland Swap Meet Sports Car Market Courtesy of La Jolla Historical Society Jim Pickering

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Sports Car Market EDITORIAL Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Art Director David Tomaro david.tomaro@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Digital Media Director Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 221 Auctions Editor / Photographer Tony Piff tony.piff@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Associate Editor Chad Tyson chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Editors at Large Colin Comer , Simon Kidston Copy Editors Yael Abel, David Tomaro Senior Auction Analysts B. Mitchell Carlson, Carl Bomstead, Dale Novak Paul Hardiman (Europe) Auction Analysts John Clucas (Australia), Daniel Grunwald, Jérôme Hardy (Europe), Norm Mort (Canada), Phil Skinner, Michael Leven, John Lyons, Cody Tayloe, Kevin Coakley Contributing Editors Steve Ahlgrim (Ferrari), Gary Anderson (English), Robert Cumberford (Design), John Draneas (Legal), Prescott Kelly (Porsche), Donald Osborne (Etceterini), Thor Thorson (Race Cars) Contributors John Apen, Diane Brandon, Marshall Buck, Dale Novak Miles Collier, Martin Emmison, Jay Harden, Paul Hardiman, Alex Hofberg, Ed Milich, Stephen Serio, John L. Stein, Jack Tockston CORRESPONDENCE Email service@sportscarmarket.com Customer Support www.sportscarmarket.com/helpdesk Fax 503.253.2234 General P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 FedEx/DHL/UPS 401 NE 19th Ave., Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232 The information in Sports Car Market magazine is compiled from a variety of reliable sources. However, we disclaim and deny any responsibility or liability for the timeliness, use, interpretation, accuracy, and completeness of the information presented. All material, data, formats and intellectual concepts in this issue © 2014 by Sports Car Market, Inc., Automotive Investor Media Group and Automotive Investor in this format and any other used by Sports Car Market magazine. Copyright registered with the United States copyright office. Canada Post Publication Agreement #41578525 PRINTED IN USA SCM Contributors DONALD OSBORNE, SCM Contributing Editor, lives for old cars, especially those of the odd European variety. He regularly attends major automotive events around the world, and has been a longtime contributing editor and auction analyst for SCM. His writing on classic cars has also appeared in the New York Times, Hagerty’s Magazine, Art & Antiques, BusinessWeek Online and Road & Track. He appraises and consults on collector vehicles through his company Automotive Valuation Services. As is often the case, he is everywhere in this issue of SCM. On p. 74, he explores why a 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C Gran Sport Spider brought $3m at Bonhams’ Scottsdale auction, and turn to p. 80 for his take on a 1960 OSCA 750S that brought $660,000 at RM’s Phoenix sale. He also covers Gooding’s Scottsdale Auction on p. 98. 30 STEPHEN SERIO, SCM Contributor, is the president and owner of Aston Martin of New England / Lotus Motorsports Inc. in Waltham, MA, although for the most part, vintage European cars are where his heart is. His need to over-indulge in vintage European cars of the 1950s and 1960s inevitably leads to coveting one more. Recent garage inhabitants include a Porsche 356A Speedster and 356A European coupe, a Ferrari 275 GTS and a 246GT, and a Hudson Hornet. Twins Rocco James and Enzo Nicholas now have their own stash of Matchbox cars inherited from older brother Jack. His vintage-Porschedriving wife, Amanda, tolerates this all nicely. Turn to p. 48 for his “Collecting Thoughts” take on the “Fast N’ Loud” modified Ferrari F40 that made $742,500 at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale. Bring welding gloves and a sense of humor. TONY PIFF, SCM Auctions Editor and staff Photographer, also runs the carspotting blog www. OldParkedCars. com, along with his brother Ben Piff. The long-term project is a comprehensive documentation of the vanishing daily drivers of decades past that somehow continue to survive on the streets of Portland, OR. Tony’s threshold for patina surpasses that of anyone else on the SCM masthead, and his taste in cars is distinctly utilitarian: He has owned four Volvo station wagons in the past three years, and his daily driver is a 1970 Toyota Hilux — the one with the turn signals on top of the fenders. He still dreams of commuting to work in a World War II U.S. Army Jeep with the windshield folded flat. 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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 No grade inflation for the DB5 To the Editor: I just received my SCM Price Guide with the February 2014 issue of SCM. It is a handy and very intuitive guide that hits all the high spots when getting a quick thumbnail on exotic-car pricing and projections. I would question your rank- ing of the Aston Martin DB5 as a “B” rank car in the continuum of exotic cars. Your definition for an “A” car seems to aim right AT the DB5: “Cars that will always have a following and will always bring strong money when offered for sale. They embody the attributes of style, performance, historical significance, rarity and competition history that often typify first-rank collectibles.” In the court of public opinion, current movie culture, enduring character association, and the effect on uncounted young 10-year-old boys in 1965 and beyond — what OTHER car has the same panache as the DB5? The same “slug you in the gut” amazement when it rolls out in “Goldfinger”? I can’t think of ONE. If your “A” ranking criteria beyond your written description is strained through the prism of rose-colored Ferrari bias, I remind you the DB5 is also hand-built, bespoke, with a winning race heritage, innovative engine and superb styling. A 1967 Jaguar E-type 4.2 convertible ranks an “A” rating — higher than the DB5? I would argue the Aston Martin DB5 deserves an “A” ranking, as it qualifies under each and every one of your criteria — and THEN some with the lasting impact of the James Bond mythos, iconic, superb styling, and the fact the DB5 was the final pinnacle of development for ALL the DB4 series of cars. David Brown himself thought the DB5 was the top. The Aston Martin DB5 continues to speak to new collectors today, and more all the time. Change the ranking. The car deserves it. — Stephen H. Gentner, Portland, OR 32 I remind you the DB5 is also hand-built, bespoke, with a winning race heritage, innovative engine and superb styling Keith Martin responds: Stephen, you make a good case. We’ll keep your appeal in mind when we review values for the Summer 2014 Price Guide update. We appreciate your passion. No 4-banger for the 230SL To the Editor: While glad to see space given to the Mercedes-Benz 230SL, 250SL and 280SL cars, (“Affordable Classic,” March 2014, p. 34) I would also think that you would strive to get the details correct. I can appreciate that one person’s definition of “quite rare” as applied to the number of cars with 4-speed manuals can vary with another’s (I would not so classify); overall production for the 113 cars had about 77% automatics, so there is a bit of definitional wiggle room. The 5-speed transmission would truly fall into the “quite rare” category, however. There were two rather egregious errors that should not have made it into print. The car is equipped with a 2,306-cc, inline 6-cylinder engine, NOT a 4-cylinder engine. Also, the curb weight for the 230SL is listed at 1295 kg in the Mercedes-Benz technical information (about 2,849 pounds) vs. the 3,600 pounds listed. I do own two of these great cars (a 250SL and a 280SL). — Jon Bernardi, via email Gary Anderson responds: This is really embarrassing. I referred to the engine as a 4-cylinder engine, when it obviously is a 6-cylinder car. The other error was a bit more subtle — but still wrong. I referred to “curb weight of 3,600 pounds” when, in fact, that is “loaded weight.” I grabbed the numbers out of the wrong line in the table I was looking at. The actual curb weight is 3,124 pounds with the hard top on. I apologize for the confusion in the article. Prescott’s program To the Editor: Prescott Kelly makes a very convincing case for the upgraded collectibility of the 911 G-series Porsches (“German Profile, February 2014, p. 60). Yet, he fails to see the appreciation of the 3.2-liter Carreras in particular, especially the G-50 transmission 1987–89 models. Furthermore, his statement that the Silver Anniversary Editions are “distinctive, but not worth the premiums they sometimes draw,” is absurd, given the low numbers produced (120 in silver), distinctive special paint and trim, and individual dash plaque with each car. These editions are poised to skyrocket in value! The 406 Weissach Edition SCs are also climbing in value. Special-edition 3.2s are becoming very desirable of late, Mr. Kelly. You need to get with the program. — Kenneth Gutwein, Glen Cove, NY Prescott Kelly responds: Mr. Gutwein, I am not certain what we did to invoke your dismay, but let’s deal with your email, point by point: You said, “Yet, he fails to see the appreciation of the 3.2-liter Carrera in particular, especially the G-50 transmission ’87–89 models.” I do not agree. In fact, I like those models and recommend them. And, on the Sports Car Market

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You Write We Read Ad Index Adamson Industries ................................... 161 AIG Insurance .............................................. 29 Alan Taylor Company, Inc ................. 153, 155 American Car Collector ............................. 167 Aston Martin of New England ..................... 49 Aston Martin Select Dealers ........................ 33 Auctions America ........................................4-5 Automobilia Monterey ............................... 161 Automotive Restorations Inc. ...................... 96 Autosport Designs Inc ................................ 139 Bald Head Garage ........................................ 46 Barrett-Jackson ............................................ 25 Barrett-Jackson Insurance ............................ 29 Bennett Law Office .................................... 167 Beverly Hills Car Club ............................... 155 Black Horse Garage ................................... 143 Bonhams / SF ......................................... 19, 21 Bradstreet Collection ................................. 167 Branson Collector Car Auction .................... 57 Canepa ........................................................ 137 carficionado ................................................ 129 Carlisle Events ............................................. 83 Carriage House Motor Cars ........................6-7 Centerline Alfa Parts .................................. 108 Chequered Flag International ..................... 117 Chubb Personal Insurance ............................ 99 Classic Investments .................................... 157 Classic Showcase ....................................... 115 Collector Car Price Tracker ....................... 167 Concours d’Elegance at the Wood ............. 141 Copley Motorcars ....................................... 161 Cosdel .......................................................... 91 DB Autosportif ............................................. 73 Dealer Accelerate ......................................... 87 deGarmo Ltd., Classic Motorcars .............. 163 Desert Concorso ........................................... 36 Driversource Houston LLC .................. 99, 145 Edenholm Motor Group ............................. 127 E-Types USA.............................................. 101 European Collectibles ................................ 151 Exotic Classics ........................................... 147 Fantasy Junction ........................................... 67 Fender Law Group PLLC .......................... 167 Ferrari Financial Services .......................... 157 Ferrari North America .................................. 37 Fourintune Garage Inc ............................... 158 French Lick Resort Concours .....................111 Gassman Automotive Products LTD. ......... 133 Going To The Sun Rally .............................. 20 Gooding & Company ..................................... 2 Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance . 107 Grundy Worldwide ..................................... 139 GTO Engineering LTD ................................ 50 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. ......................... 145 Hahn and Vorbach ...................................... 146 Hamann Classic Cars ................................. 105 Heacock Classic ........................................ 133 Heritage Classics .......................................... 59 Hollywood Wheels Inc.................................. 9, Hyman, LTD ...........................................12-13 Intercity Lines .............................................. 55 International Auto Group ............................. 51 Islay Events .................................................. 52 JC Taylor .................................................... 123 Jeff Brynan ................................................. 162 JJ Best Banc & Co ..................................... 159 John R. Olson Inc. ...................................... 103 Keels and Wheels Concours ........................ 42 Keeneland Concour D’Elegance ................ 151 Kevin Kay Restorations ............................. 125 Kidston ......................................................... 15 L.A. Prep .................................................... 136 Leake Auction Company .............................. 47 Legendary Motorcar Company .................... 82 Luxury Brokers International ..................... 153 Mac Neil Automotive Products Ltd ............. 66 Manheim Auto Auction ................................ 89 Maserati North America ............................. 148 Mercedes Classic Center .............................. 35 Mershon’s World Of Cars .......................... 149 Miller’s Mercedes Parts, Inc ...................... 136 Modena Cento Ore Classic ......................... 22 Motorcar Gallery ........................................ 137 Motorcar Studio ......................................... 121 Motostalgia .................................................. 43 Paramount Classic Cars ............................. 131 Park Place LTD ............................................ 39 Passport Transport ...................................... 113 Paul Russell And Company ....................... 135 Peak to Peak Ralley ................................... 135 Premier Financial Services ........................ 147 Putnam Leasing ............................................ 17 QuickSilver Exhausts Ltd. ........................... 58 Reliable Carriers .......................................... 85 Rick Cole Auctions ...................................... 31 RM Auctions Ltd.......................................... 27 Road Scholars .............................................. 65 Ronald McDonald House at Stanford .......... 94 Russo & Steele LLC .................................... 53 Schumacher Cargo Logistics ....................... 95 Silver Collector Car Auctions ...................... 61 Specialty Auto Auctions, Inc ...................... 163 Sports & Specialist Cars ............................ 141 St Bernard Church ...................................... 148 Swissvax USA, LLC .................................... 41 Symbolic Motor Car Co ................................. 3 T.D.C. Risk Management ............................. 29 The Auto Collections ................................. 109 The Finish Line .............................................. 8 The FJ Company .......................................... 45 The Stable, Ltd. ............................................ 93 Vicari Auctions ............................................. 97 Vintage Rallies ........................................... 143 VintageAutoPosters.com ............................ 163 Volante Classics ......................................... 163 Watchworks ................................................ 162 Worldwide Group ......................................... 23 34 You Write We Read ...doing one of his favorite things: getting ready for a drive in our 1974 914/4 1.8-liter bottom of p. 61 of that German Profile, I wrote: “The sweet spot of desirability and affordability has to be the standard 1987–89 Carrera 3.2s with G50 transmissions, especially examples with low mileage, original paint, and/ or in unusual colors.” You said, “Furthermore, his statement that the Silver Anniversary Editions are ‘distinctive, but not worth the premiums they sometimes draw,’ is absurd, given the low numbers produced (120 in silver), distinctive special paint and trim, and individual dash plaque with each car. These editions are poised to skyrocket in value!” I absolutely stand behind this statement. First, as I said in the article, these cars are collectible, and of course, they are appreciating in value. But I recently saw a Ferry Porsche Signature Edition sell for three times what the same car in normal trim would bring, and I think that was overpriced. Marketing Department “trim specials” will always have a premium, but my guess is that plus-25%, plus33% — or maybe plus-50% on a really good day— is closer to the norm and reasonable. Special models that have sub- stantial mechanical upgrades are my counterpoint. Porsche 911s are high-performance sports cars. Something that makes them stronger performance cars makes those cars worth much bigger premiums than trim specials. So it is with the 1973 Carrera RSs, 1974 Carrera RSs — even the so-called Euro Carreras with the 911/83 engine — and the 1984 SC/RSs. These cars carry huge premiums. You said, “The 406 Weissach Edition SCs are also climbing in value. Special-edition 3.2s are becoming very desirable of late, Mr. Kelly. You need to get with the program.” Well, I happen to especially like the SC 3.0-liter Weissachs in Pongee Gray Metallic, and I have come very close to buying one several times. I just never found the right car at the correct price. But, as above, the car is still a trim special with nary a mechanical upgrade in sight — well, perhaps except the spoiler package. As always, we are happy that you read the magazine and that you cared enough to write. We wish you much happiness and great success with your cars. Our kind of kid To the Editor: In regards to the February 2014 issue “Grooming the Young Collectors” (“Shifting Gears,” p. 18): Fabulous article! I’m doing my part. My youngest, Karl, just turned 8 in December. He is sure to be a gearhead; the first attached pic is of him changing the oil filter on our lawn tractor. The other shows him doing one of his favorite things: getting ready for a drive in our 1974 914/4 1.8-liter! — Pete Zimmermann, via email ♦ Lot 4: 1975 Citroën CX 2000 Lot 5: 1972 Citroën SM Errata On pp. 80 and 82 of the February 2014 issue of SCM, we reported on a 1972 Citroën SM, Lot 5, which sold for $24,700 at Artcurial Sur Les Champs VI. The car pictured was not an SM. It was Lot 4, a 1975 Citroën CX 2000, sold for $10,704. Sports Car Market

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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg A problem that has plagued watchmak- ers and manufacturers since the very beginnings of portable time-piece production is magnetism. Magnetic fields, which exist naturally and artificially, can cause temporary — or permanent — problems for any time piece that employs ferrous materials in its construction. As watches commonly use steel components for springs and pivot arbors, coming in contact with even a relatively weak magnetic field can cause the concentric coils of the delicate-balance hair spring to attract and stick to one another, sending the watch into what is quite like cardiac arrest. This phenomenon, which has the effect of magnetically shortening the spring, is akin to dropping the weight on a metronome to the center, which results in driving the tempo of the ticks much faster. In the case of the balance wheel, it oscillates at breakneck speed, causing the watch to gain time relentlessly. In cases where the field is stronger, magnetic attraction can literally bend fragile components — often irreparably. Attempts to solve this problem have fallen into two diverging — but often combined — approaches. The first, most obvious method would be to use completely non-magnetic materials. Until very recent metallurgical developments, this was not wholly possible. The second method was to encapsulate the mechanics of the time piece in a shell that is impervious — or at least highly resistant to magnetism. Rolex did this when designing the original Milgauss watch in the 1950s. The name of this watch is a combination of the Latin word “mille,” and “gauss,” which is a measure of magnetism. This Rolex, which is resistant to 1,000 gauss, was one of the first and most-well-known watches Details Production date: 2013 Best place to wear one: Backstage at a Kiss concert, while casually leaning against a massive tower of giant speakers without worry Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: 1.5 Tesla or 15,000 Gauss is best): that purported to be anti-magnetic. They used a soft iron shell to shield a somewhat typical movement. In their most Neat Stuff by Tony Piff Gauge Your Life Wake up, take a quick glance at Nimbus and instantly know whether it’s going to be a good day. The wireless unit provides a clever visualization of whatever is most important to you: weather, traffic, email, calendar, your stock portfolio, social networking — even info from health-monitoring devices like a Fitbit. Tap Nimbus with your finger to get more info from the digital readout. Setup and customization through the Nimbus app is simple and straightforward. $99.99 from www. quirky.com 38 Sports Car Market Pedal Power How to get the next generation interested in old cars? Simple. $285 from www.shopbmwusa.com © Omega Aqua Terra > 15,000 Gauss recent version of the Milgauss, Rolex used a combination of innovative non-ferrous parts — but also retained the inner case to further protect the magnetic parts. Omega recently added a new model to their famous Aqua Terra series of watches. Known as the Aqua Terra > 15,000 Gauss, the watch resists a magnetic field 15 times stronger than the comparable Rolex. Further, because the basis of the magnetic resistance is gained from the complete use of non-ferrous materials, this Omega watch has a few additional benefits. Where Rolex still uses the encapsulation technique, Omega’s use of non-magnetic parts allows the movement to be displayed proudly through a sapphire rear crystal like the other watches in the Aqua Terra family. In addition, Rolex chose to limit the holes in their shield, thus causing the Milgauss to be designed without a calendar window; the Omega is equipped with that feature as well. The new Aqua Terra, like the other watches in the series, features a similar pinwale-striped black dial, a robust-but-slim profile, a locking crown to ensure water resistance to 150 meters and an elegant, sturdy steel bracelet. The most notorious design element is the black-and-bright-yellow striped second hand. Some speculate that the designers of the watch intended the stripes to suggest the “Zone 4” hazard striping around an MRI machine, while others contend that Omega simply was attempting to compete with Rolex’s signature lightning-bolt second hand on the Milgauss. The most important attribute of the Aqua Terra series is the engine. Under the hood is a modified version of Omega’s proprietary 8500 series self-winding, certified chronometer caliber. This is beautiful and remarkably well designed, and it includes a Si-14 balance wheel and hairspring, a revolutionary coaxial escapement and a 60-hour power reserve. The Aqua Terra bears a four-year warranty, which is double that of typical Omega watches. List price for this watch is $6,600. The likelihood that while wearing this watch you encounter a crazy- strong magnetic field is slim. It is more likely that it will, like a magnet, attract the attention and appreciation of other watch enthusiasts.

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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1939 Delahaye 165 V12 cabriolet This car has to be the absolute epitome of au- tomotive Art Deco design — right from Figoni et Falaschi. There were two of these jaw-dropping, V12-powered automobiles built. Our subject vehicle, chassis 60744, was the second, and it was built for the 1939 New York World’s Fair, where it was displayed in the French Pavilion. This red stunner is the second 1:18-scale re- lease in “The Mullin Automotive Collection” by Minichamps. It is a numbered edition, but it is not too limited. Many are available on eBay and at model dealers. This particular Delahaye has long been a favorite of collectors. A few other manufacturers released models in 1:43 and 1:24 scale, so it comes as no surprise that the interest and proliferation continues — but now with a larger piece. As with all of the models in the Mullin Collection, it is a curbside (no opening panels), mid-volume production piece. It is supplied mounted to a base in a nice box, with some printed information inside the lid. The base is covered with printed cardstock simulating the image of a cobblestone street, but it looks one-dimensional. A photo-etched numbered plate is also attached to the display surface. Overall, it is nice, but it’s also somewhat of a cost-cutting presentation and not befitting the car or the Mullin Automotive Museum. The best part of this model is its body shape, Model Details Production date: 2013 Quantity: 1,002 SCM five-star rating: Overall quality: Authenticity: Overall value: Web: www.minichamps.de which is perfectly captured, and far better than any of the 1:43-scale and 1:24-scale renditions out there. Its overall stance is also spot-on. However, there are a number of flaws and areas that, for this price point, should be better. This is not a bad model, but it is certainly not all that it should be — especially for the price and affiliation with the Mullin Automotive Museum. The high-gloss, bright-red paint looks great Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Follmer: American Wheel Man By Tom Madigan, ejje Publishing, 336 pages, $59.95 There is a wonderful photo deep in Follmer: American Wheel Man. George Follmer is leaning against a guardrail at Monaco, helmet off, the shattered remains of his Shadow F1 car behind him. All the wheels point in different directions — a victim of nothing more than bad luck (a steward made a mistake and released another car from the pits and he hit Follmer as he went by). It is emblematic of Follmer’s career, which featured more than his share of misfortune that kept him from even greater success. His career went in as many directions as the wheels on the Shadow, along with more than a few under-funded teams and some marginal equipment. Follmer won titles in Trans-Am, Can-Am and USRRC, and he won an Indy car race as well as an IROC race, plus a podium in Formula One, a podium at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and three top-five finishes in NASCAR. But what would those numbers have been if he had found the right backers early on and gotten into the right cars? He never disappointed, although his equipment often did. Follmer was fast in whatever he drove, giving teammates fits (Jones in Trans-Am and Jackie Oliver in F1), and he was always one of the toughest, no-quarter-given drivers around. Racing came late to Follmer; he didn’t really start as an amateur until his late 20s, and he was 39 when he made his first start in Formula One. He was largely on second-tier teams. Follmer’s first championship in the USRRC came driving his own under-2-liter car that he tweaked and manhandled enough to run with the faster cars, along the way amassing enough points to barely beat Jim Hall for the title. 40 Written by well-regarded motorsports journalist Tom Madigan, American Wheel Man stitches together long interviews with Follmer, famous drivers who battled him, car builders (including the mysterious Don Nichols) and friends to create a portrait of an underappreciated career. It’s a great look back at a record that, though enviable, only hints of the talents of George Follmer. Provenance: Madigan knows his way around a track and a keyboard, and he has gone right to the source for in-depth interviews with the people intimately connected with Follmer’s career. Fit and finish: The publisher is Ed Justice Jr., and their second book is handsomely designed, with a large selection of photos and a simple look that gets out of the way of the story. Drivability: At first I found the structure of the book (Madigan’s text that sets up or explains segments of essentially interview transcripts) uncomfortable, but the more I read, the more I found it to work. The first half consists of the people who crewed or raced with Follmer telling their stories, and the second half is Follmer himself “letting the tape run.” It’s as if you were sitting down with Follmer himself as he bench-races through his career. It’s a nice way to spend a few hours, and a nice tribute to a notable motorsports career. ♦ Sports Car Market — until you get closer and can see noticeable orange peel on most surfaces. Overall the chrome trim is well done, but some of the parts are also a little rough, and some of the more delicate chrome is not attached well. It lifts off of the body and requires very careful reattachment. The radiator, although modeled perfectly for shape, is missing any attempt to replicate the removable cover plate from the lower area of the center strip. Minichamps has properly replicated the majority of exterior details, but somehow they forgot to add any of the snaps for the convertible top around the rear of the cockpit. The interior is good, with deep-red carpeting and con- trasting white seat and door panels. The simulated wood trim on the door tops and dash top is nice, but the dull finish is incorrect, as it should be high-gloss. The dashboard has all the switch gear and gauges repli- cated. Some of the switch gear is great — as it is composed of separately made and attached chrome-plated parts. Other parts are simply molded in place and just got a touch of paint. The gauges are okay, but they do leave you wanting a little more. The controls on the steering column are there, but they are a bit heavy-handed. Why they chose to use flat metal strips instead of better parts to make the well-recognized stepped chrome spokes of the steering wheel is a mystery. Looking into the window recess in the door tops, there is a nice surprise with the chrome window frame tops poking up just a hair, which is very nice. The mixture of good and the bad here is perplexing — it’s a bit like the oxymoron of “jumbo shrimp.”

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Off-Roadable Classic Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser All Over the Map With the FJ40 Prices ranged from less than $20k to more than $100k in Arizona, with the perfectly done originals and pro-built specials bringing the big bucks by B. Mitchell Carlson A bounty in Arizona Notice a trend in the chart below? “No reserve” ruled the week. Consignors seemed to sense that the FJ40 market is softening, and they gambled that buyers would bid deeper if they knew the vehicle would definitely sell. Other sellers just seemed to cast their FJ40s onto the market and to where it landed — win, lose, or draw — because they weren’t really certain where to draw the line for a reserve. Of the 24 FJ40s offered, 23 sold, for an average sale of $71,523. Not a bad average, considering the wide price swing from $19,250 to $101,750. Clearly, these were top-notch examples, with nary a beat-up rock-hopper in the crowd. 1977 Toyota FJ40 — the marque’s big-money winner in Arizona at $102k, sold by RM B ack when I first profiled the Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser as an Affordable Classic (February 2012, p. 34), they were the up-and-coming thing. I won’t be so forward as to say that my scribbles helped push the market up, but the ink was barely dry before they soared in value. Superb examples were selling at either side of $100k, and because of that, it seemed like every auction house had to have one on their docket. Fast forward to 2014, and every Arizona auction had at least one Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser consigned. It was as if the state auction board demanded, “We’ll only approve your license if you sell a Land Cruiser.” And yes, each venue also had one that was declared sold. Indeed, Barrett-Jackson had significantly more Land Crushers than the usual auction stalwart for the past few decades, the 1978 Corvette Indy Pace Car Edition (three Pace Cars versus 17 FJs). The Arizona FJ40 auction lineup Barrett-Jackson Lot 112: 1969 FJ40 hard top, NOM; $33,000, sold at no reserve B-J Lot 466 Lot 508: 1970 FJ40 hard top; $53,900, sold at no reserve Lot 546: 1971 FJ40 hard top; $40,700, sold at no reserve Lot 707: 1977 FJ40 hard top, NOM, modified; $49,500, sold at no reserve Lot 717: 1967 FJ40 hard top; $33,000, sold at no reserve Lot 748: 1982 FJ40 hard top; $31,900, sold at no reserve Lot 767: 1972 FJ40 hard top; $66,000, sold at no reserve Lot 782.1: 1973 FJ40 hard top; $55,000, sold at no reserve Lot 793.1: 1982 FJ40 hard top; $49,500, sold at no reserve Lot 925.1: 1966 FJ45 pickup; $44,000, sold at no reserve Lot 950.3: 1974 FJ40 no top, NOM, modified; $47,300, sold at no reserve Lot 466: 1979 FJ40 hard top; $27,500, sold at no reserve 44 Lot 1397: 1972 FJ40 hard top, NOM; $38,500, sold at no reserve Lot 1536: 1978 FJ40 hard top; $38,500, sold at no reserve Lot 1543.1: 1971 FJ40 hard top; $19,250, sold at no reserve Lot 1546: 1976 FJ40 phantom panel truck, NOM, modified; $20,900, sold at no reserve Lot 1549: 1969 FJ40 hard top, NOM; $26,400, sold at no reserve Bonhams Lot 143: 1978 FJ40 hard top; $71,500, sold at no reserve Gooding & Company Lot 157: 1983 FJ40 hard top; $41,800, sold at no reserve RM Lot 120: 1977 FJ40 hard top; $101,750, sold at no reserve Russo and Steele Lot 7056: 1967 FJ40 soft top; $21,580, sold at no reserve Lot 7366: 1976 FJ40 hard top, NOM; $33,650, sold Silver Lot 34: 1977 FJ40 hard top; $32,940, sold Lot 35: 1968 FJ45 pickup; $52,000, no sale Sports Car Market Market saturation There were a few spectacu- lar sales to those who really wanted the best FJ40s — and could pay big bucks. Now, the market is collapsing back to the original cadre of enthusiasts who don’t give a damn about concours-quality trailer queens. These fans want to use their FJ40s — and actually get them dirty. Indeed, the specialty aftermarket builders, such as ICON, now own most of the remaining high-dollar market — especially for non-stock configurations. This makes sense. If you’re going to drop $100k-plus into an FJ40, you damn well want it exactly the way you want it — not what the guy at the restoration shop seems to think you might like. This is the case if the restorer Patrick Ernzen ©2013, courtesy of RM Auctions

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Off-Roadable Classic Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser wants to take the FJ40 to the way it was originally manufactured. To a lesser extent, this is also what’s happening with the first-generation Ford Bronco. However, the Bronco didn’t have the meteoric rise of the Land Crusher, so the rises and falls are not as dramatic. Yet they are still there. A downhill grade for many It’s a gamble to forecast collector-car prices (let alone collector trucks), but my cloudy crystal ball says the fast climb to the summit may be over for most FJ40s. I’m even more certain that we’ve reached the peak prices on modified examples — and yes, that means powertrain-component swaps and other deviations from stock that can’t be changed with a socket set in the parking lot. As seen in about every other facet of collector cars, the superb, bone-stock ex- amples will continue to hold their own, with the few ultra-rare, high-quality, original examples (not to be confused with neglected barn finds) at the top of the market. Even the modern retro FJ40 has fallen from grace. It is scheduled to be retired at the end of the 2014 model year — thanks to lackluster sales in recent years. As such, it falls lockstep with just about every other retro-mobile: Sales are strong in the initial few years for those who want a modern version of their icon, but after they get theirs, everyone else — especially Generation X and younger — couldn’t care less. Let’s just say the FJ40 has evolved from a flavor-of-the-month speculator special to a solid collectible, with predictable pricing. ♦ Details Years produced: 1963–83 (official exports to the U.S. market) Number produced: 349,481 Original list price: $2,975 (1963) to $10,408 (1983) Current SCM Valuation: $30,400–$48,300 Tune-up cost: $350 Distributor cap: $15 Pros: A Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser in good condition will get you through rough country, and it looks good getting dirty. One in original — or nearly original — condition turns heads. Cons: A Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser is meant to get dirty, and a shiny, concours-ready example looks silly. Best place to drive one: Where the pavement ends and the fun begins. Typical owner of a shiny FJ40: Dresses down by wearing Abercrombie & Fitch or L.L. Bean designer outdoor gear. The closest they get to taking their coddled FJ40s off-road is when they park on the shoulder. The truck is probably a garage ornament. Typical owner of a dirty FJ40: If there’s still a label left on what they’re wearing, it reads “Carhartt” or “Dickies.” Wouldn’t own a Big Three-built vehicle of any kind — especially any modern SUV, CUV thingy. The truck never rolls on paved roads, unless it’s crossing a trail or bike path. Club: Toyota Land Cruiser Association More: www.tlca.org Alternatives: 1955–83 Jeep CJ-5, 1976–86 Jeep CJ-7, 1966–77 Ford Bronco, 1961–70 International Scout, 1971–80 International Scout II, 1958–71 Land Rover series IIA SCM Investment Grade: B 46 Sports Car Market

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Collecting Thoughts A “Fast N’ Loud” Ferrari Monkeying With an F40 Who doesn’t love a Ferrari that has been re-engineered to be better? Ferrari experts, that’s who by Stephen Serio Fast, loud and expensive as a $743k hot rod common sense into anyone who blindly believes anything that is thrust upon them. Yes, I’m talking about the collector-car world. Line starts to the left; who’s first? The worst offenders are those responsible for the appalling state of reality “car P hobby” television. MTV started this reality dreck with “The Real World” years ago, and we can now thank broadcast and cable television for countless hours of misery. I refer to all this as “throw-up-in-your-mouth fodder.” It is produced and manufactured to keep you in front of a TV instead of working on, staring at, reading about or actually going out and driving a fun car. (This is all going to tie together soon, I promise.) I’m waiting for “Pimp My Barn Find,” and my life will be complete. “Look, Biff, it’s the missing Sebring-winning TestarottenTomato. Let’s restore it in our backyard, put flames on it — and a fish tank in it — and send it to auction!” Asking questions always helps I am first and foremost the world’s biggest skeptic. I’ve earned that title from want- ing to protect myself, my clients and all potential future customers from any mistake when buying a car. My motto is that my Four Cs — cynical, critical, caustic and careful — lead to my Four Hs — health, happiness, humor and hair. This is banal and childish, but it works for me. It also keeps me from buying cars that have a restamped engine, were built up from ash or for which the only original part might be the ignition switch. I don’t blindly believe any catalog, magazine, online ad description or verbal dis- sertation from an unknown source — be it a private individual, broker, dealer, auction house or cable TV show host. Unless I have owned the car from new, I need to investigate, study and challenge everything about the car that I might buy. Now here is the part where you the reader can take all of that disclaimer and laugh at it, stomp on it and say, “Yeah, big deal; you don’t know diddle-nuts, kid!” In short, 48 lease read and understand this disclaimer before venturing into this rather polarizing and mind-bending report: The opinions expressed in this article are mine and mine alone. I am SCM’s overly opinionated curmudgeon. I happily volunteer to slap how does the “Fast N’ Loud” 1991 Ferrari F40, Lot 5072 at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, sell for $742,500 to a very seasoned, savvy car buyer? Digging into the facts I intensely studied the history of Lot 5072. I used the Internet and my 6-year-old’s smartphone. This car was a nice, low-mileage, straight F40 — until a mechanic crashed it in Houston, TX. Crashed exotic cars cannot escape the WorldInterGoogle easily — if ever — and the ire of countless bloggers and chat-room folk filled page after page. A scant 30 minutes of serious research on Jalopnik, FerrariChat and the Discovery Channel — where the good folks at Gas Monkey Garage documented every step of the repair — led to interesting thoughts, questions and conclusions with regard to the aforementioned, ahem, F40. Specks, orts and half facts are all out there buried in the chatter. Searing questions flared in my noggin. Call these MASSIVE WARNING SIGNS if you must label them. Let’s start with the obvious three: First, why wasn’t that crashed F40 totaled? Yes, ac- cording to the auction report, CARFAX claims the airbags didn’t go off. Hmmmm… Airbags? Who? Where? The car wasn’t sold on a salvage title, so I guess the insurance folks deemed it repairable. Fair enough, as it is a valuable car and parts should be available. Second, so why wasn’t this crumpled F40 sent back to Ferrari, where the people who built it could repair it like new, certify it and put their stamp of approval on it? Finally, who thought it was a good idea to turn the Sports Car Market Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson

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F40 into a resto-mod? I ask this because that’s what happened when the Gas Monkey wrench spinners — and their so-called ability to make this car better than new — stepped before the cameras. After all, who doesn’t love a Ferrari that has been re-engineered to be “better,” mechanically modified and upgraded, color changed and fitted with many non-original parts? Most every Ferrari dealer, collector, broker and enthusiast I know, that’s who. This is where “Won’t it make great reality TV show to fix it and then SELL IT FOR A BIG PROFIT” comes into play. Ugh.... From fickle to fiasco From personal experience, I know that the Ferrari F40 market is extremely fickle. Many of these cars are traded, and sales comps are plentiful, as they are hyper-car commodities like the 288 GTO, F50 and Enzo. But here’s the mind-bender for me: Ferrari F40 buyers generally take out their mag- nifying glasses and scrutinize anything that could be amiss. Buyers peer through microscopes at provenance regarding United States or Euro spec, mileage, factory recalls/ updates, ownership, service history, accident damage, track use, overall condition and, of course, the dreaded killer of all Ferrari deal killers — IS IT FACTORY CERTIFIED? If the original keys are scratched, F40 buyers walk away. The car cover was re- placed? No sale. “What’s that, you say? The car has 700 miles on it, but 50 were on a track? I gotta get a third, fourth and fifth inspection now. Tracks are evil! Gotta crack-test everything, so when I park it for the next 10 years I’ll know it’s safe!” I could go on and on and on, but I’m running out of space here. Then again, did someone breathe the Arizona ether and get drunk on the Ferrari market upward swing? Are hyper-car resto-mods the next big thing? Was someone looking for a track toy to flog until the color change comes off and the custom rims get compromised from wide-open throttle? What gives? Reality TV provenance Maybe I’m too harsh. Maybe I should be more understanding of cars that have a tiny backstory. I guess new Ferraris can be built up and fixed like the GTOs and Testarossas that were heavily damaged and repaired by the Gas Monkey garages of the 1960s — you know, the ones near Le Mans and Monza. Nah, I’m still doing my due diligence, and in conclu- sion, you should do yours. When you buy, buy what you deem to be original, correct and well maintained. When you resell your dream car — and you will — a car without exceptions and without excuses will still remain the most desirable. If these hyper-cars come down in value, you want to be holding a great, no-stories car. Simply put, you want the best of the best in your garage. With Lot 5072, we have a data point that represents the floor — okay, basement — of the F40 market on that day. The other side of the coin is that $900k to $1.5m will get you a much finer F40, but you’ll have to understand and live with the fact that there will not be cable TV provenance to go along with it. Don’t let that bum you out too much. In conclusion, EXTREMELY well sold. Again, my two cents. ♦ April 2014 49

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Legal Files John Draneas High Prices, High Taxes You can defer income taxes from the sale of a collector car — if you buy another car of similar value rebuild the engine twice over the life of the car, you only count the second rebuild • Costs incurred immediately before the sale for the purpose of making the car ready for sale — here, there is more leeway to count repairs, detailing and so on Tax rates are key Your collector car should qualify as a capital asset, meaning that your gain is taxed as a capital gain. This is favorable if it is a long-term capital gain — you owned the car for at least one year when you sold it. But that can still lead to overall rates as high as 37.1%. This is how it works: 1. The maximum federal rate is now 20%. (The 28% rate for collectibles does not apply because cars are not defined as “collectibles” under the tax law.) 2. Add another 3.8% for the new tax on net investment T income, often referred to as the Medicare tax. This applies if your adjusted gross income is at least $200,000 ($250,000 on a joint return). The first catch is that the gain on the sale of your collector car counts toward this threshold, and can be enough by itself to put you over. The second is that, once you exceed the threshold, all of your net investment income is subject to the 3.8% tax. 3. State income taxes vary by state, with a high of 13.3% he 2014 Scottsdale auctions showed that many collectors are taking advantage of the hot market and selling cars for record prices. But many of those collectors are also learning that we are in an era of high income tax rates. So, how can collectors minimize the tax costs? Basic tax principles Let’s start with some basic principles. The gain on the sale of your collector car is the difference between your net sales price and your income tax basis. Your net sales price is the gross amount received, less your selling expenses. In an auction setting, the selling expenses can be substantial and include: • All fees paid to the auction company, including your entry fee, the seller’s commission, any incidental expenses charged to you and so on • Costs to transport the car to the auction • Your airfare, lodging, meals and other travel expenses to from and during the auction, as your presence at the auction is important to the result. You can also count your spouse’s expenses if she is a co-owner of the car and participates in the effort • Compensation and travel expenses of your employees and agents who assist in the process Your income tax basis is essentially the record of your investment in the car. It starts with your purchase price and can include: • Pre-purchase inspection expenses, including travel expenses for you, your employees and agents • Costs to transport the car to your home or storage facility • Costs incurred to make the car ready for its first use, such as repairs, restoration, paint, etc. • Cost of improvements made to the car during your ownership, but with two limitations: (a) Ordinary repairs (oil changes, tune-ups, brake jobs, fixing broken parts) don’t count. Only major improvements (such as engine rebuilds and restorations) can be counted. (b) You can’t count repetitive improvements. For example, if you 54 in California. Some — but not all — lower their rates on capital gains. 4. Your state income taxes are deductible on your federal return, but the alternative minimum tax and itemized deduction phase-outs make it questionable how much, if any, benefit you will actually receive. Add all that up and you can get a 37.1% combined rate. Things get worse if you owned the car for less than a year. That makes it a short-term capital gain, which is taxed as ordinary income at a maximum federal rate of 39.6%. Points 2, 3 and 4 stay the same however, so your combined rate can be as high as 56.7%. Like-kind exchanges No surprise here — income tax rates send many collectors looking for ways around the tax. Unfortunately, there is no way to avoid the tax. But you can defer it if you use a like-kind exchange to reinvest the sales proceeds in one or more other collector cars. Let’s take a simple example. You are selling your Ferrari Daytona for $450,000. You bought it long ago for $150,000, so you have a $300,000 long-term capital gain on the sale. At the 37.1% maximum combined tax rate, that will cost you $111,300 in tax, leaving you only $338,700 with which to buy another car. You can avoid paying that tax by using a Like-Kind Exchange (also known as a 1031 Exchange). To do that, you have to engage the services of an accommodator. In its simplest form, the process works like this: First, you find a buyer for your Daytona and enter into an appropri- ate sale agreement, which contains a provision allowing you to convert the transaction into a like-kind exchange. Next, before completing the sale, you enter into an exchange agree- ment with the accommodator, assign your sale agreement to the accommodator, and inform the buyer of the change. Now, the sale is completed, with the buyer paying the $450,000 sale price to the accommodator and you transferring the title and releasing the Daytona directly to the buyer. Next, you locate a replacement collector car, and enter into a pur- chase agreement with the seller. Finally, you assign the purchase agreement to the accommodator, Sports Car Market

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who pays the $450,000 to the seller. The seller transfers the title and releases the replacement car directly to you. End result — no gain is recognized, and no tax is payable. Your basis in the replacement collector car is the $150,000 basis from the Daytona, transferred over. If you later sell the replacement car for $450,000, you recognize the same $300,000 gain. Thus, the gain is deferred, not avoided. Devilish details There are two very strict deadlines to be aware of, with no exten- sions allowed: • You are allowed a maximum of 45 days from the day that you transfer the Daytona to identify potential replacement cars. They must be specific cars — not just marques or models. Once the 45 days pass, you cannot identify additional potential replacement cars. • The purchase of one or more of the cars you identified must be completed within 180 days from the day that you transfer the Daytona. Of course, you can do everything within the 45 days. However, the 180-day limit can be useful when work needs to be done on the replacement car before you purchase it. The trick is that, for the work done on the replacement car to be considered part of the exchange, the work must be done by the seller or the accommodator before the 180 days run out — and before the car is transferred to you. You can’t count the cost of work done by you or after the deadline. Timing can be very quick in an auction setting. The accommodator must become involved before the sale is made. That should be the day the auction company releases the car and the title, but the IRS could view it as the day the hammer falls. Give the auction company early notice of your plan. The numbers don’t often work out perfectly. If the replacement car costs more than $450,000, you can add in the difference. Your basis in the replacement car then becomes $150,000 plus the additional money you paid. If the replacement car costs less than $450,000, you can take the remaining money, but it is taxable. You can reinvest in more than one car. You can identify up to three replacement cars, more than three if you meet some technical requirements. However, the only cars that are eligible for purchase are the ones that you identified within the 45 days. The accommodator must be a “Qualified Intermediary” under the tax law. It must be independent of you, and cannot be your attorney or accountant or a close relative. Tax-free exchanges are available only where the properties are of a “like kind.” Cars are all treated as being like-kind, but you can’t trade your collector car for real estate. Also, both cars must be held for investment purposes. You can’t exchange into a new Porsche 911 that you will use as your daily driver. And you can’t do this at all if you are a dealer. Strategies If you are planning to maintain your investment in collector cars, like-kind exchanges can be a very potent planning weapon. You can defer the gain indefinitely. And, at your death, your collector cars pass to your heirs with a full basis step-up to their fair market values, so the deferred gain is then washed away. If you think the collector-car market is peaking, and you want to cash out, there is no way to get out of paying the tax. That puts you on the horns of a pretty tough dilemma. You can cash out and avoid the perceived market risk, but you have to pay up to 37.1% of your profit in tax. Or, you can avoid that tax by staying invested in collector cars, but then you are subject to the market risk. Better polish off that crystal ball. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. He can be reached through www.draneaslaw.com. April 2014 55

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Simon Says Simon Kidston Funds, Bandwagons and Fun I was the friend with the fun-but-eccentric job. Now they all think I’m some kind of financial genius some auction companies still compare pre-sale estimates without premium to post-sale results including premium, giving an automatic boost to numbers expected vs. achieved. While professional standards are a world away from the Wild West days of 1989, you’ll still find the odd agent buying at auction for a client, and then advertising the car immediately afterward for a much higher price. The agent then flips it for a quick profit if a real buyer bites. If no buyers bite, the agent pretends to resell at the higher number, thereby inflating the value for the owner — and subliminally telling other sellers that they’ll get a better price using the agent instead of the auction house next time. Waiting and watching So what, after all, of those funds that Definitely more fun than a fund S hould anyone be jumping onto a bandwagon that’s already headed out of town? Buying classic cars purely as an investment, with passion in a distant second place at best, might raise a few eyebrows right now, with the market at an all-time high, but that’s a trend which has just started to emerge openly. If you read my comments last month about buyers more interested in 700% returns than 7,000 rpm, then you needed look no further than Scottsdale and Paris for hard evidence. One of the “wow” prices in Arizona — no great surprise that it was for a Ferrari — was paid by a new syndicate putting money into an “alternative asset class.” In Paris a few days ago, I bumped into an old friend rushing past me into one of the auctions. “Gotta dash, Simon,” he smiled breathlessly. “Two lots down, one to go!” He hurried off, shouting back to me: “Buying cars for a fund!” Geneva is one of the financial centers of the world, and living here I meet and socialize with bankers every day. Before the financial crisis, I was the friend with the fun-but-eccentric job. Now they all think I’m some kind of financial genius. Private sales aren’t really public Invitations to speak at seminars and family-office forums seem to arrive every week. Newly created indices and even the venerable Financial Times proclaim that classic cars have outperformed almost every other asset class in the past five years, while the banking world has been battered in the storm. Bloomberg stories about cars selling for numbers that once would have bought the entire manufacturer — and the mainstream media raving every time a dealer feeds them some sales gossip — just add to the fire. The irony, of course, is that most of these stories are completely un- substantiated and, in many cases, totally untrue. While the classic-car market is relatively simple next to financial ones, it’s also open to abuse. Leaked sales data are usually inflated, and even on an innocent scale, 56 seem to be popping up now? I looked into the idea in detail a few years ago and decided it wouldn’t work, but I’ve been wrong before (in 2007 I thought the market was too rich to start one, and again in 2010) and undoubtedly will be again. Several of my financial-whiz-kid friends tell me it’s time to sell al- ternative assets after a bull run, but there’s always one more car you’ve wanted forever, isn’t there? And I won’t comment on the bullish “The Chinese/Russians/Arabs Are Coming” theorists who predict that new money will flood into our market and make us all lottery winners. I’ll be watching closely to see which funds actually get off the ground, and how they fare, although I’m reminded of the tale about a generation of Icelandic fishermen who woke up one day to find they had become investment bankers…. Dream cars In Scottsdale, our Great Leader, Publisher Martin, invited SCM contributors Steve Serio, Carl Bomstead, Donald Osborne and yours truly to speak in front of some 200 of you and define four qualities that make a collector car “blue chip.” We were then asked to choose four cars for our own dream collections in price brackets of $50k, $250k, $1m and $10m, with the sole proviso that none of us could pick cars from the marques we’re known to favor (no Astons for Steve, except Lagondas). My choices were: • A humble-but-fun late-1960s Alfa Romeo 1750 Spider • An old-school British Bruiser, the late 1980s Aston Martin V8 Vantage • The impossibly voluptuous (and temperamental, but hey, it’s Italian and looks and sounds fabulous) Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2 Daytona • And, finally, that iconic Spitfire-for-the-road, the Jaguar D-type I’ll declare up front that I’ve put my own money where my mouth is, except for the Tipo 33/2, which would require surgery to fit and a better driver than me — and admittedly might also be slightly over budget. Thanks to all of you who attended and said hello afterward. It says something about SCM readers that not once did I hear the “investment” word mentioned. ♦ Sports Car Market Jim Pickering

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Feature 2014 Arizona Concours A Concours for Arizona Auction Week Winter sunshine and magnificent cars on the Biltmore lawns get the gearhead week started Story and photos by Carl Bomstead a body designed by Letourneur et Marchand with dual mounted spares, center door handles and a Stephen Grebel spotlight. It was discovered in Argentina in 1967 and returned to the United States by Steve’s father, William. It was recognized with an Honorary Judges Award. Publisher Martin was busy through- out the day as host and emcee. He kept the program moving along, interviewed many of the entrants and presented the awards. He presented the Best in Show Award, which was selected by the Honorary and Chief Class judges, to the 1925 Hispano-Suiza H6B Cabriolet de Ville with coachwork by Kellner. The car is from the collection of SCMer Donald Nichols from Lompoc, CA, and it was found abandoned in an alley in 1970. It was a most deserving winner. Plans are already underway for next From “alley find” to Best in Show — SCMer Donald Nichols’ 1925 Hispano-Suiza H6B Cabriolet de Ville T he inaugural Arizona Concours d’Elegance took place on January 14, 2014, at the spectacular Arizona Biltmore, which was designed by Albert Chase McArthur. Frank Lloyd Wright is often credited with the design, and his influence is evident, as McArthur studied under him from 1907 to 1909. The setting with the reflecting pools, brilliant Arizona sun and the hotel built from sculpted “Biltmore Blocks” provided a dramatic backdrop for the spectacular selection of automobiles. Organizing a concours d’elegance is an arduous task. Organizing a new concours in a short time frame is a herculean task, but Executive Director Kevin Cornish and his crew managed to pull it off with exceptional results. Sponsors are reluctant to provide funding and entrants are skeptical about entering an unknown event, but the organizers managed to overcome many of the first-event obstacles. Make-A-Wish was the official benefiting charity of the concours, and in 2013 they granted 317 wishes for Arizona children with life-threatening medical conditions. Participants and spectators were encouraged to contribute to this most worthy endeavor, and at least three children’s wishes were fully funded, as $23,500 was raised. The 76 magnificent cars were organized in 14 classes including the 100th Anniversary of Maserati, three classes for CCCA Full Classics and a class for Post-War Racing machines. The Avant Garde class picked up a number of special entrants that did not fit elsewhere, including a Glaser-bodied 1938 Steyr 220 roadster that not only won the class but received the coveted Most Elegant Pre-War award. Also in the class were an unusual 1940 International Harvester “Woodie” station wagon and a stunning 1955 Hudson Italia that was one of only 26 produced. The Full Classics Class presented the 1937 Cord Details Plan ahead: The second annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for January 11, 2015 Where: The Arizona Biltmore, 2400 East Missouri Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016 Cost: $50 in advance; $75 at the gate More: www.arizonaconcours.com 60 812 phaeton that was once owned by Western star Tom Mix. It was the car he fatally crashed in on October 12, 1940. It was restored in 2010, and the Tom Mix custom features re-created special Tom Mix licenseplate frames and rear-fender embossed leather stone guards. It received a Second in Class award. A very elegant 1930 Packard 745 convertible Victoria was presented by Steve Snyder. It featured year’s concours, which will again kick off Arizona’s auction week and will be held on January 11. Based on the success of the inaugural event, we are, with eager anticipation, looking forward to the second Arizona Concours d’Elegance. ♦ Steve Snyder’s 1930 Packard 745 convertible Victoria Ken and Ann Smith’s 1936 Delahaye 135MS competition cabriolet Sports Car Market

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ARIZONA AUCTION WEEK IN PICTURES Car Spotting Photos by Tony Piff Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ Aston Martin DB9 SCM’s own Simon Kidston holds court at the Gooding & Company site Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M Porsche 916 in Gulf livery A bounty of beautiful machinery at Russo and Steele Feed your car cravings — and b Ferrari 246 GT Dino 62 Aston Martin DB5 McLaren MP4-12C Sports Car Market Tony Piff Jim Pickering Jim Pickering

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Elegance abounds at RM Palm trees frame an automotive oasis at Bonhams belly — in a festival atmosphere A 1969 Shelby GT350 H sells for $97k at Barrett-Jackson Datsun 1600 Fairlady April 2014 Alfa Romeo Giulia SS Oval-window Beetle 63 Tony Piff Jim Pickering Jim Pickering

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Feature Porsches as Art Porsches in the Galleries The North Carolina Museum of Art joins the growing trend of viewing cars as art Story and photos by Bill Rothermel on white platforms with white backgrounds unobstructed by obstacles or security barriers. Strategically placed videos and historical race footage offered more information about the automobiles. Guided tours and narrated audio tours were made available to visitors. An historical timeline upon entering the exhibit — and the storyboards accompanying each car — highlighted the significance of each Porsche. The Porsche Museum pro- vided five cars, including the quirky 1989 Panamericana concept car as well as the aforementioned vehicles. In the foreground, Cameron Healy and Susan Snow’s 1968 Type 908K prototype D id you ever think you’d see the day when Porsches filled an art museum gallery? That day arrived at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. Twentytwo Porsches were displayed as objets d’art in the Museum’s Meymandi Exhibition Gallery. A place typically reserved for paintings and sculptures became an indoor paradise for Porschephiles. To celebrate the 911’s 50th birthday, Ken Gross — noted author, automotive his- torian and frequent contributor to SCM and American Car Collector — worked with Managing Curator Barbara Wiedemann to create a retrospective that ranged from Porsche’s humble beginnings to its current lofty position in the automotive food chain. Following Gross’ previous successful efforts in museums in Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Portland and Nashville, his latest museum display once again showed off his ability to create a first-class exhibition. Running from October 12, 2013, through February 2, 2014, the historical exposi- tion ranged from the prototype 1938/9 Type 64 Berlin-Rom Racer designed by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche to the 911 GT3 R hybrid racer from 2010. Navigating the exhibit was easy, thanks to wide-open spaces with cars displayed Others came from wellknown collectors throughout the United States. Three cars were displayed courtesy of the Ingram Collection, including a rare 1949 Gmund coupe, which was one of the first 50 Porsches produced. The Revs Institute — SCM contributor Miles Collier’s project with Stanford University — offered its 1953 Type 550 prototype, one of two produced, and the Le Mans-winning 1971 917K. Don and Diane Meluzio’s award-winning 1963 901 prototype and the 1965 904/906 Prototype, one of two cars from the Cameron Healy and Susan Snow Collection, were also featured. Janis Joplin’s 1965 356C Cabriolet from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; Ralph Lauren’s 1988 all-wheel-drive 959; and the 1958 356 Speedster 1600 Super once owned by actor Steve McQueen composed the celebrity contingent. Just in case you missed the exhibit, you can still enjoy it by purchasing the beautiful hardcover catalog, which features essays from Collier, Robert Cumberford, Gross and other noted writers and historians. Check it out on the museum’s website at www.ncartmuseum/porsche. ♦ Type 904/6 prototype 64 1989 Panamericana concept car 1949 Type 356 Gmund coupe Sports Car Market

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Ferrari Profile 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS Barn Find Preserving this car would only be preserving bad paint, bad chrome and a worn interior by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 1966–68 Number produced: 100 Original list price: $16,800 Current SCM Valuation: $1m–$2m Tune-up cost: $3,000 Chassis #: Left frame member by steering box Engine #: Right rear above motor mount Club: Ferrari Club of America More: www.ferrariclubofamerica.org Alternatives: 1965–66 Ferrari 275 GTS, 1969–71 Maserati Ghibli Spyder, 1959–63 Aston Martin DB4GT SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 9343 Engine number: 9343 S oon after the 330 GTC was unveiled at the 1966 Geneva Auto Salon, Ferrari introduced its exclusive Spider variant, the GTS. The new 330 GTC, GTS, and the contemporary 275 GTB/4 featured the same mechanical layout of fully independent suspension, four-wheel disc brakes, a rigid torque-tube driveshaft, and a 5-speed, rear-mounted transaxle. Whereas the 275 GTB/4 utilized a 4-cam, 3.3-liter V12, the 330s were equipped with 4-liter, 2-cam V12 that delivered a genuine 300 horsepower at 6,600 rpm. The 330 GTS was one of the fastest open two-seaters of its era, with a top speed approaching 150 mph. Designed and built by Pininfarina, the 330 GTS was the very epitome of mid-1960s GT styling. The harmonious, understated design was a successful update of the popular 275 GTS — with a new frontal treatment inspired by the 500 Superfast, Ferrari’s most exclusive gran turismo. The 330 GTS was built to exacting standards by Old-World craftsmen, and the cockpit was beautifully finished, with bucket seats trimmed in Connolly leather, a three-spoke, wood-rimmed steering wheel, and a simple-but-attractive wood veneer fascia carrying the full range of white-on-black Veglia instruments. This car presented here is one of the most exciting discoveries in years — an exceptional, unrestored 330 GTS that has hardly seen the light of day since 1969. Chassis 9343 was delivered new to Luigi Chinetti Motors and sold new to Dr. Samuel Scher. It was finished in Celeste Blu with Rosso Scuro leather upholstery and 68 matching carpets. It was equipped with Borrani wire wheels, European lighting, and instrumentation in kilometers. Dr. Scher’s car collection spanned all eras. Among his treasures were American Brass Era cars and classics from Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Rolls-Royce and MercedesBenz. He was one of the first to introduce little-known names, such as Cisitalia and Ferrari, to the U.S. Dr. Scher drove his 330 GTS some 20,000 miles in less than two years until it was sidelined by a small engine-bay fire. His insurance company totaled the car and disposed of it through an insurance auction. The second owner gathered a collection of spare parts in hope of returning it to the road. However, the project did not get far. For the past 44 years, the GTS has been parked in a Pennsylvania garage. This Ferrari is truly a time capsule. It wears faded original Celeste Blu paint. The factory-supplied glass, rubber and major trim pieces are in place, as are its original wire wheels. The interior has survived remarkably intact, with moth-eaten dark red carpets and a light patina to the seats and door panels. The odometer displays 36,717 km (22,815 miles). No attempt has been made to return the car to run- ning order. The matching-numbers engine turns freely, and the engine bay is complete with nearly all of its ancillary components intact. Chassis 9343 is a very complete, authentic, and solid example of a particularly desirable Ferrari, making it the 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS Lot 132, s/n 10719 Condition 1- Sold at $1,936,000 RM Auctions, Fort Worth, TX, 4/27/13 SCM# 216111 1968 Ferrari 330 GTS Lot 332, s/n 11021 Condition 2+ Sold at $912,500 Bonhams, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/17/13 SCM# 215034 1968 Ferrari 330 GTS Lot 343, s/n 11071 Condition 1- Sold at $1,102,304 RM Auctions, Monte Carlo, 5/11/12 SCM# 201747 Sports Car Market Mike Maez, courtesy of Gooding & Company

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ideal candidate for a complete, concours-quality restoration. The 330 GTS is among the most sought-after sports car of the 1960s. Fast, beautiful, rare and exotic, these Ferraris have every quality collectors demand in a classic Italian sports car. To find a 330 GTS like this is nearly unheard of. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 149, sold for $2,062,500, including buyer’s premium, at the Gooding & Company auc- tion in Scottsdale, AZ, on January 18, 2014. Radio commentator Paul Harvey famously based his program on the concept of “the rest of the story.” Of course, that meant you would have to listen to about five minutes of advertising before you got to “the rest of the story,” but Harvey’s delivery was usually worth the wait. Gooding’s excellent catalog description presents a well-documented history of chassis 9343, but it missed the roller-coaster-ride story of discovering a barn find and getting it from the Pennsylvania garage to Scottsdale. From chat room to the auction block On October 12, 2013, a post titled “What to do with a ’67 330 GTS with low mileage” hit FerrariChat.com. The post started with this: “Many years ago my father bought a ’67 330 GTS and kept it in his garage ever since. He passed away several years ago, and my mother doesn’t know what to do with it.” The writer went on to say that his father purchased the car at an insurance auction in 1969. The car had been totaled due to fire damage. His father was a truck mechanic who bought the car with the intention of restoring it. He partially disassembled the car in preparation for restoration and never completed the task. The son wrote that he never remembers the car being uncovered or worked on. On November 26, 2013, a new post reported that the 330 was now sold. The reported price of $1m drew some responses, including calling the purchaser a “a predator” for preying on an elderly widow. The son said he thought it was a good — but not great — sale. On December 20, 2013, a new post announced that chassis 9343 was going to Gooding’s Scottsdale Auction. A prominent West Coast dealer had gotten a tip the car was available and immediately flew out to see it. After some delicate negotiation, a deal was struck, and after 44 years, the GTS had a new owner. A second dealer had struck a deal with the first, and in turn, consigned it to Gooding. On January 18, 2014, the winning bid on the Gooding & Co. block was $1,875,000 plus a 10% buyer’s premium, for a total of just over $2m. Rough car, great story It’s pretty obvious that someone made good money, but nobody was predatory. Up to auction day, high market was a $1.9 million sale that RM got for a nicely restored example in 2013. The RM sale was stunning in that it was double what Bonhams had gotten for a 330 GTS just months before. Chassis 9343 was a rough car. It was an unrestored car rather than a survivor. It had a broken windshield, missing gauges, bare metal and other defects. The condition was past the point of patina. With due respect to the preservationists, preserving this car would only be preserving bad paint, bad chrome and a worn interior. The car probably could be made to run with minimal effort, but it had sat too long to be a good driver without major work. The buyer was a muscle car collector who was dipping his toe in European-car waters. Besides the Ferrari, he bought an unrestored Mercedes-Benz 300SL that was proudly touted as having sat on flat tires for three decades. His taste clearly runs toward unrestored cars. As it is a barn find, just washing the car moves the value backwards. Chassis 9343 is too far gone to leave alone. It will be difficult to make any improvements without doing everything. The price paid should have bought a great car instead of a great story. This time, the seller got a gift. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Company.) April 2014 69

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English Profile 1960 Lotus Elite Series II These cars were fragile and frequently raced, so the few survivors are very collectible by Reid Trummel Details Years produced: 1959–63 Number produced: 1,047 Original list price: $4,780 Current SCM Valuation: $75,000–$140,000 Tune-up cost: $300–$400 Distributor cap: $25 Chassis #: Above the Lotus chassis plate on the right side of the firewall in the engine compartment Engine #: Hand-scribed on the Lotus chassis plate and stamped on the vertical surface of the block below the dynamo Clubs: Worldwide Club Lotus Elite; Lotus Ltd. More: www.lotuseliteworldregister.com; www.lotuscarclub.org Alternatives: 1954–62 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint, 1955–59 MGA coupe, 1961–62 Jaguar XKE coupe SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 1296 Engine number: 8863 W ith the Lotus 14 of 1959 — better known as the Elite — Colin Chapman demonstrated that his skills as a racing-car designer and constructor could just as easily be applied to production road cars. Just as innovative as Lotus’s outright competition cars, the Elite featured a fiberglass monocoque body tub, independent suspension all round (based on that of Lotus’ racing monopostos) and four-wheel disc brakes, the rears mounted inboard. Its engine was the 4-cylinder Coventry Climax FWE, a single-overhead-cam unit of 1,216 cc producing 75 hp, while the gearbox, an MGA unit fitted with an alloy casing and modified bell housing, was sourced from BMC. The classically styled body — the work of stylists Peter Kirwan-Taylor, John Frayling and aerodynamicist Frank Costin — possessed an admirably low coefficient of drag, although it made few concessions for comfort or noise suppression. That is not likely to have bothered the Elite’s customers, for whom its 112-mph top speed and superlative handling were of far greater importance than creature comforts. Indeed, so successful was the Elite on the racetrack that the car dominated its class well into the 1960s. Noteworthy achievements include five class victories at Le Mans and two wins in the prestigious Index of Thermal Performance. The excellent Elite offered here, chassis number 1296, was delivered new to United States Lotus distributor Chamberlain of Burbank, CA. Owner Jay Chamberlain had secured the U.S. Lotus import franchise after a successful international racing career, notably topped by his class win at the 1957 Le Mans 24 Hours, where 70 Chamberlain competed in a Lotus Eleven. Invoiced on August 8, 1960, 1296 was configured as a left-hand-drive car, built in the second series of Elite production and benefiting from the higher-quality coachwork constructed at the Bristol Aircraft Company. The car was fitted with Coventry Climax engine number 8863 — the same unit in the car today — and finished in a racy white color over a red interior. The immediate history after being sold from Chamberlain remains unknown, but when acquired by Maryland resident Harold Allen in the mid-1970s, the Elite is said to have been in good, well-kept condition. Mr. Allen would keep the Elite, mostly in static storage, until 2011, when it was purchased by a Southern California-based sports car enthusiast and restorer. The new owner embarked on a full restoration soon after his acquisition, although the Elite was still in remarkably complete, solid and original condition. The body was stripped and refinished in its original white, and the interior was reupholstered in period-correct black vinyl — all done to exacting factory standards. The suspension and braking systems were refurbished as well. Engine work was performed by Coventry Climax specialist Bill Hutton Engineering in Clarksville, TN, while the remaining aspects of the restoration and assembly were handled by the owner’s own restoration shop in Southern California. Today, the sporting Elite presents extremely well, and it is poised to offer a tremendous driving experience on twisty roads or a racetrack. Very few Elites have been restored to the level seen here, and fewer still can be regarded as being as genuine as 1296. Offering 1962 Lotus Elite Series II Lot 262, s/n 1825 Condition 1Sold at $69,988 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 6/29/12 SCM# 209111 1961 Lotus Elite Series II Lot 463, s/n 1628 Condition 3+ Sold at $60,513 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 7/1/11 SCM# 182340 1961 Lotus Elite Series II Lot 311, s/n 1628 Condition 3+ Sold at $68,774 Bonhams, Hendon, U.K., 4/19/10 SCM# 160472 Sports Car Market Pawel Litwinski, courtesy of Bonhams

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iconic styling and exciting engineering, these cleverly designed sports cars are sought by enthusiasts around the world. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 189, sold for $97,900, including buy- er’s premium, at Bonhams’ Scottsdale auction on January 16, 2014. The original Lotus Elite of 1959–63 pushes a lot of car-collector buttons: It was a technologically advanced car in its day, it was made in limited quantity, it has notable racing accomplishments, it is beautiful to behold, and it comes with a large dose of mojo. Applying lessons learned from racing, Colin Chapman produced an innovative design with the Elite: a fiberglass monocoque structure with steel frame members and suspension pickup points embedded in the fiberglass. This resulted in a very lightweight car at about 1,450 pounds dry weight. This also meant fragility, another Chapman trademark. In the early cars especially, the fiberglass was prone to cracking and failure at the all-important suspension pickup points. However, that problem was lessened when the fiberglass shell was modified and production was transferred to Bristol Aircraft, where our subject car was produced. A streetable racer The Elite was the first car that Lotus built specifically for the street, even though its racing potential was no coincidence. It was also the first Lotus with a permanent hard-top coupe body. The Elite got the suspension of the single-seat Lotus 12 — Chapman’s first open-wheel race car. This suspension comprised a four-wheel independent suspension with transverse wishbones, coil springs, shock absorbers, an anti-sway bar at the front, namesake Chapman struts at the rear and rack-and-pinion steering. The Elite also had all disc brakes (inboard at the rear), and a re- markably low 0.29 coefficient of drag achieved without benefit of computer-aided design or even wind-tunnel testing. The result was that most of the Elite’s contemporaries seemed like lumbering family cars. Although conceived by Colin Chapman, it was Peter Kirwan-Taylor who produced the styling sketches for what would become the Elite. Frank Costin, Chief Aerodynamic Engineer for the de Havilland Aircraft Company, helped to modify the shape to reduce drag. That low drag was necessary, as the engine selected for the car was the Coventry Climax 1,216-cc, 4-cylinder known as the FWE (“Feather Weight Elite”). This was a modified version of what was originally a fire-pump engine. With a cylinder head, block, and sump made of cast aluminum, and a single overhead camshaft with a single SU carburetor on the early cars, it produced just 75 hp and developed a reputation for burning oil, requiring a quart every few hundred miles. The transmission was a 4-speed BMC B-series box shared with an MG. Period road tests reported a top speed between 112 and 118 mph, a 0–60 mph time of 11–12 seconds, and fuel mileage as high as 40 mpg. Fragile, fun and collectible Lotus made just 1,047 examples of the Elite before attention turned to producing its successor, the Elan. Unfortunately, the Elite’s price was fixed low enough that Chapman reported losing 100 pounds sterling on each car. Given the fragility and frequent racing use of the car, the survival rate has not been high. However, recent years have witnessed a significant increase in interest in the model as collectors have begun to notice the Elite’s many virtues. Lotus was then, as now, a niche marque, appealing to a certain breed of drivers who often used them in competition. These drivers appreciated their advanced features so much that they forgave their fragility, cramped cockpits and lack of ventilation. As a car for the rebel sportsman, it was in the avant-garde of the Swingin’ Sixties — in short, a car for the thinking, fun-loving nonconformist. If Jaguar had class, Lotus had mojo. This particular example was the subject of a thorough and correct restoration, with a pair of Weber carburetors replacing the original single 1.5-inch SU and cast-iron manifold. The only other obvious deviations from original spec are the orange directional light lenses, both front and rear, when Elites were originally supplied with white/clear turn-signal lenses for all North American deliveries. The sale price of this Elite fell somewhat short of the pre- auction estimate of $110,000–$130,000, and is in the lower half of the SCM Pocket Price Guide range of $75,000–$140,000. As an excellent example with a recent and high-quality restoration by a specialist shop, and with rare and desirable — outside of the U.K. — left-hand drive, I call this example well bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) April 2014 71

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English Profile The Cumberford Perspective Almost perfect By Robert Cumberford A lmost perfect styling, that is. The compositestructure concept was brilliant, confirmed by today’s nearly universal use of carbon fiber in contemporary supercars. But materials and methods in the 1950s — the Elite was first shown in 1957 — were woefully inadequate for the intended purpose, there were severe problems, and the cost of making it rose steadily during its four-year production lifetime. Still, roughly 1,000 Lotus 14s were built, and many continue to give enormous pleasure — dynamically and aesthetically. Peter KirwanTaylor, a talented amateur stylist, created the basic shape, and aerodynamicist Frank Costin refined some details, dropping its drag coefficient to just 0.29, exceptionally good then — and now. The only styling weak- ness in the overall form is vaguely rectangular rear wheel openings, which are typical of the time. The timeless purity of the Elite shape would make it an attractive proposition today — albeit blown up by about 15% to 20%, as Ford did in making its 1960s GT40 into this century’s Ford GT to accommodate taller, fatter people, wider, fatter tires and a lot of safety and pollution-control equipment. But that would lose the delicacy that is the essence of this wonderful design. For once, a beancounter really helped the automobile world. Kirwan-Taylor was an accountant, and even organized the financing to build the Elite’s factory. ♦ 72 12 11 9 10 Sports Car Market FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 The compound door window couldn’t roll down, so it simply popped out for in-cockpit storage. 2 The highly domed roof tapered inward to the rear, like a fighter plane’s canopy. 3 The proportions really are perfect: long hood, rear cabin, short rear deck, all within tiny dimensions. 4 The bumper is misaligned on this example. It should be perfectly horizontal and parallel to the ground plane. 5 There is little metal in the structure; this jacking point 2 1 3 6 5 is one of them, the same inner element supporting the door hinges. 6 This slim bumper is more notional than practical, but it nicely punctuates the elegantly plain sides of the body. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 Inset flat panel justifies the truncated profile of the body. 8 This visible fuel filler and the exposed headlamp lenses are the only anachronistic elements on the body. 9 Wire wheels and incredibly skinny tires (to modern eyes) are time-stamps for the chassis — now 57 years old. 10 Dual exhausts are a lot for a tiny, 4-cylinder engine, but the symmetry is sexy. 11 The completely faired lower body is elegant, but must also have contributed to the high speed — around 118 mph — from the 75-hp engine. 12 The rear composition would be much better with rectangular single-lamp clusters, but these round lights were available, cheap and light — just right for Chapman. 8 7 INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) Surprising simplicity, elegance and grace inside the small but comfortable — apart from the resin smell on hot days — cockpit, and excellent visibility make the Elite seem more modern than its true age. The light, slim steering wheel is superb. Lack of airbags, radio, air conditioning and navigation equipment is refreshing, reminding us of what we have gained — and lost — over a half-century. 4

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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Supercharged Gran Sport Spider, Coachwork by Zagato This great car shows what can be done with equal measures of cash, testosterone and prodigious good fortune by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 1930–33 Number produced: 372 (all 6C 1750s) Original list price: $3,692 Current SCM Valuation: $1.1m–$1.75m (Zagato) Tune-up cost: $900 Distributor caps: $750 Chassis #: Right frame rail behind back axle Engine #: Right side of block Club: Alfa Romeo Owners Club More: www.aroc-usa.org Alternatives: 1924–30 Bugatti Type 35, 1922–29 Bentley 3 Litre, 1928–32 Mercedes-Benz SSK SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 10814356 Engine number:10814356 I n the world of car collecting, there are four primary criteria that establish a vehicle’s worthiness: authenticity, provenance, aesthetics and engineering. The exceptional Alfa Romeo offered here resoundingly checks all of these boxes. The history of this incredible Alfa Romeo, chassis 10814356, begins in 1931. According to Angela Cherrett’s Tipo 6C book, 10814356 was completed as a fifth-series Gran Sport Spider, featuring the uprated 1,752-cc supercharged dual overhead cam, all-aluminum engine, an improved braking system and more refined Zagato coachwork than its predecessors. The new Gran Sport Spider was equipped with engine number 10814356 and Zagato body number 987. Baron Philippe de Gunzbourg became its lucky first owner. Philippe de Gunzbourg was from a wealthy Russian family with a background in banking and property ownership. The family moved to France around the turn of the century. The lithe and sporting Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Zagato Spider must have been a perfect fit for this gentleman driver. Philippe’s best racing result was achieved the following year, while owning 10814356, when he, along with legendary racing driver and Ferrari importer Luigi Chinetti, piloted an Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 to a 2nd-place finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He sold the car in 1935, to an owner residing in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques region of France. The car remained there until 1940, when it was sold and reg- 74 istered to Hydravions F.B.A., an aircraft manufacturer situated in Argenteuil near Paris. Chassis 10814356 remained in this ownership until June 5, 1944, when it was purchased by yet another French racing driver and motoring enthusiast, Victor Polledry. Polledry, a friend of Luigi Chinetti, raced Alfa Romeos, Aston Martins and later Ferraris at world-class motoring events. By the late 1960s, Polledry sold chassis 10814356 to Monsieur Barriere, one of the designers for the famed Parisian fashion house Courrèges, and the car was then inherited by his son. The totally original and unrestored Alfa Romeo had begun to show its age, and Barriere’s son stripped the paint off in the 1970s but failed to get much further than that. Still in complete and original condition, the car was sold in the early 1980s to yet another French owner, who admired its astounding level of originality and authenticity. The finely aged Alfa Romeo would remain in this collection until 2007. Still untouched, it left France in 2007, when it was sold at the Pebble Beach Auctions. Most fascinating, the hand-painted Zagato body numbers located on doors and compartment decks were still readable more than 70 years after they were applied at Zagato’s workshop. Chassis 10814356 was purchased by a collector from Texas, who set out to find a restoration specialist capable and sympathetic enough to bring the Zagato Spider back to an authentically restored condition while paying special care to preserve the car’s remarkable original features. 1932 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Series V Gran Sport Lot 32, s/n 10814400 Condition 2+ Sold at $1,375,000 Gooding & Co., Scottsdale, AZ, 1/19/13 SCM# 214772 1932 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Series V Gran Sport Lot 110, s/n 10814400 Condition 2- Sold at $1,540,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/21/11 SCM# 183149 1932 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Lot 241, s/n 10814402 Condition 3 Sold at $935,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/21/11 SCM# 183925 Sports Car Market Pawel Litwinski, courtesy of Bonhams

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Noted specialist Gary Okoren of Golden, CO, was chosen for the task, and the restoration process began. To ensure absolute accuracy, the world’s foremost Alfa Romeo historians and specialists were consulted for advice and guidance throughout the process. Okoren finished the running chassis, with an accurate and authentic restoration of all the original factory components. The matching-numbers original engine was rebuilt, as was the gearbox and differential. Brakes, suspension and the original wheels were refurbished as well. The 6C 1750 was then sold in 2010 to the current owner, an East Coast collec- tor with a discerning interest in only the most original and authentic sports and racing cars extant. Chassis 10814356 was carefully transported to New Jersey, where renowned restoration specialist Steven Babinsky and his outfit, Automotive Restorations, set out to complete the restoration of this hugely important pre-war Alfa Romeo. Here the entirely original and complete Zagato Spider bodywork, still showing its hand-painted and stamped 987 body number throughout, was carefully fitted to the frame and refinished in black. All remaining components of the car were restored as needed during this painstaking process, with close attention paid at all times to ensure that the car’s myriad original components remained intact. Four large binders with photos and receipts of the restoration are available for viewing, carefully documenting this $600,000 restoration in exhaustive detail. Chassis 10814356 was completed in the summer of 2012, and was promptly invited to participate in the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Zagato and Alfa Romeo aficionados were delighted for the chance to admire the well-known exBaron Philippe de Gunzbourg 6C 1750 once more. In March 2013, chassis 10814356 was shown at the Amelia Island Concours, where it was awarded Best in Class in the highly competitive pre-war Sports and GT class. The prize-winning Alfa was shortly thereafter shipped back to its native Italy, where it successfully completed the 2013 Mille Miglia. The car performed faultlessly on the legendary 1,000-mile rally, and it returned to the concours circuit once more, where it was displayed among 49 other hand-selected motorcars on the banks of Lake Como at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 130, sold for $3,080,000, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Scottsdale, AZ, sale on January 16, 2014. I was one of the panelists at the SCM Insider’s Seminar held at the Gooding & Company preview in Scottsdale, AZ, in January of this year. My colleagues were Simon Kidston, Carl Bomstead and Steve Serio. One of the topics we were assigned was to discuss the definition of a blue-chip collectible in the vintage-car world. Another was the identification of which four cars we would buy for a personal collection priced at under $50,000, under $250,000, under $1m and under $10m. When the dust had settled, an interesting fact had emerged: The marque most often included in both the blue-chip and personal collections at various price ranges was Alfa Romeo. There is no doubt that regardless of the relentless slow-motion brand murder currently being committed by the management of the Fiat Group, Alfa has built more legendary cars — or at least more cars that enthusiasts want to own and drive — than any other marque. A supreme 6C 1750 Near the summit of Alfa’s Mount Olympus is the 6C 1750, and the 6C 1750 that reigns over all its siblings is the supercharged Gran Sport Spider as bodied by Zagato. In any analysis of attributes of value we appraisers make, rarity, beauty, historical importance and provenance are foremost. That the 1750 is rare, especially compared with modern production volume and rates of survival, is clear. That the Zagato-bodied cars are beautiful is, as far as most are concerned, inarguable. The racing record of the 6C 1750 — particularly the light and durable Zagato-clothed Gran Sport models and their role in the competition reputation of Alfa Romeo — is a matter of historic fact. This particular example also possesses a complete ownership chain back to the first owner, who was titled, talented and well known. This vehicle is also the poster child for what we should all do with a great car, if we had in equal measure cash, testosterone and prodigious good fortune. The recipe is simple: Take an important car, send it to the world’s leading restorers for an international-level restoration, win leading concours prizes, ship it to Italy, drive it at speed through the pouring rain in the Mille Miglia Storico, fly your restorer over to clean it up afterwards, and then show it at the Villa d’Este concours. Finally, sell it big at auction. This is simple — not easy, but simple — and that this worked out so well is a tribute to all involved: owner, restorer and the car itself. A true blue-chip car In today’s fast-moving, heated marketplace, with records falling monthly, there is another side that gets relatively little attention. There are still a good number of cars offered for sale that seem to have all the ingredients — yet they somehow just don’t come together. Buyers will pay — and pay dearly — for certain cars at certain times in certain places. The story counts — but it had better be a good story. If the story involves the words “believed to be,” “said to be,” “may” or “it is uncertain that,” chances are great that either the market will take a discount or the car will not sell. I am not saying that a car must be completely original to be valuable or desirable — although originality will enhance value. If changes have been made, they must be documented, credible and consistent. As with any blue chip, whether it is a painting, sculp- ture, time piece or motor vehicle, the name only gets it so far. After that, it must fulfill the basic requirements of any important object that it be true to the creators’ intent and intended use. This car did all that and more, and quite rightly rang the bell in the auction room. This car is the perfect blend of beauty, history, us- ability and desirability, the combination of which is the true definition of the best of the best. I would consider this car both well sold and absolutely well bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) April 2014 75

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German Profile Column Author 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet A rare package of performance, looks, style and prestige is now soaring in value by Gary Anderson Details Years produced: 1970–71 Number produced: 1,232 Original list price; $14,155 Current SCM Valuation: $200,000– $250,000 Tune-up cost: $800 Chassis #: Windshield pillar Engine #: Below cylinder head on driver’s side Club: Mercedes-Benz Club of America More: www.mbca.org Alternatives: 1971 Rolls-Royce Corniche, 1971 Cadillac Eldorado, 1962 MercedesBenz 220SEb SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 cabriolet Lot 208, s/n 11102722000818 Condition 2 Chassis number: 11102712002687 Engine number: 11898012002396 I n 1959, Mercedes broke with tradition by introducing the angular “Heckflosse,” or “Finback,” sedan on the W-111/W-112 chassis — itself revolutionary in having the first-ever crumple zones and roll-over integrity to protect the occupants from injury in the event of collisions — to replace the bulbous “ponton” built on the W-128 chassis. Two years later, following the end of production for the stately W-128-chassis 220SE coupes and cabriolets, the Mercedes designers introduced 2-door coupe and cabriolet models aimed at the prestige buyer. These were built on the same W-111 chassis, but the styling was changed, with the rear fenders rounded off more gracefully than was the case with the sedans. The company would continue to build these lovely personal luxury cars for 10 years with little additional change in styling. Engines did change over the years. Across the W-111 lineup, in both 4-door and 2-door models, Mercedes initially used the venerable overhead-cam straight six in several sizes, all the way up to 2,996 cc, and the cars’ nomenclatures were 250S, 250SE, and 300SE, depending on the engine. A 2,778-cc M13 engine in 1967 gave rise to 280S and 280SE model designations. By 1969, though production of the finback sedans was finally ending, having been supplanted by the new W-108/109-chassis models several years earlier, the decision was made to continue producing the coupes 76 and cabriolets on the W-111 chassis, although with a V8 engine to keep pace with competitors in the U.S. luxury market. A 3.5-liter powerplant, designated M116, was developed, using a cast-iron block for rigidity, economy, and better sound damping, with cross-flow wedge cylinder heads with rocker-operated valves that were driven by a single overhead camshaft per bank. The cams were chain-driven for a long life. Bosch transistorized the ignition, and electronic fuel injection was utilized. The British magazine AutoCar called it “a copybook example of how experience plus careful design can create a simple-to-make high-output engine of considerable refinement.” American buyers just called it fast and fun. In Mercedes’ sometimes confusing model nomencla- ture — usually but not always based on engine capacity — the new model was designated 280SE 3.5, to distinguish it from its 6-cylinder counterpart. Production of the model began in August of 1969 and continued through to July 1971. In 24 months, total production was 3,270 coupes and 1,232 cabriolets, making these not only one of the fastest and most interesting Mercedes of their era — but also one of the rarest and most expensive. The Tobacco Brown example offered here is an original U.S.-specification example, with 25 years of single Southern California ownership and low mileage. It has been the recipient of what is reported as a Sports Car Market Sold at $261,782 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 9/14/13 SCM# 227858 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 cabriolet Lot 105, s/n 11102712002320 Condition 2Sold at $236,500 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/18/13 SCM# 227458 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Lot 154, s/n 11102512004032 Condition 2 Sold at $74,250 RM Auctions, Plymouth, MI, 7/28/12 SCM# 209069 Courtesy of RM Auctions

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no-expense-spared, ground-up restoration, and it presents beautifully in its rich color and Saddle leather interior. Numerous options and accessories found on the car include a sporty floor-shifted automatic transmission, power windows, a factory radio, and the very desirable factory air conditioning. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 95, sold for $297,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM’s sale in Phoenix, AZ, on January 17, 2014. When admiring any classic car, the avid enthusiast can easily paint a picture of where and how that car should be used. For some cars, owners might see themselves on a racetrack during a private track day or debarking under the porte-cochère of a luxurious European villa. But when it comes to an example like this of the Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5, the picture is of departing from the Hotel Bel-Air (no one who is anyone would stay at the Beverly Hills Hotel, don’t you know?) for a spring drive up the Pacific Coast Highway to Carmel — complete with top down, wind in the hair and sunglasses to break the glare off the ocean. So very Cary Grant. That’s why this beautifully restored example of the elegant V8 cabriolet (never call it a convertible) sold for $297,000. That’s all that needs to be said. The car of its time However, for the person who lives at least some of the time in the world of appraisals and provenance — rather than just in the fantasy world of automotive enjoyment — of course there are the nitty-gritty details. While being the world’s reliable producer of sturdy taxi cabs and reliable family sedans, Mercedes-Benz has always had a 2-door model to put in the front of the showroom to demonstrate its lock on the carriage-trade market. During the 1960s, all the Hollywood stars drove these luxurious and distinctive 2-door models, built on the W-111 chassis that they shared with the staid 4-door finback, but with the smooth lines and rounded fenders that emulated the smaller two-seat sports roadsters. Over the course of that decade, the company would produce just fewer than 36,000 units of the coupe and cabriolet, testifying to their prestige. But the rarest of the rare for collectors were the V8 versions. These were produced for only two years as a last desperate attempt to keep the model alive against competition from cars such as the Cadillac DeVille V8 that were selling for one-third the price of the Mercedes. Even at that retail price, Mercedes was probably losing money on each unit, since each 280SE coupe and cabrio was assembled by hand off the assembly line, and the V8 versions required additional chassis modifications. So, alas, as the world spiraled down into recession caused by the 1967 oil embargo, there were fewer affluent buyers. The combination of expensive supply and waning demand caused an end to production in July 1971. Rarity, presence and performance What all this means today is that the best examples of the 280SE 3.5 cabriolet are rapidly increasing in price. The V8 versions are perfectly suited to provide an appropriate driving experience for the person who is willing to pay whatever it takes to get a no-excuses example. In September 2011, The Star, magazine of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America, valued an excellent example at $185,000. In January of 2014, $300,000 was required to purchase this comparable example, and who knows what the price might be in August in Monterey — or in Phoenix next January. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) April 2014 77

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American Profile 1935 Auburn 851 Boattail Speedster Respect — and value — for originality has heightened, and this car is a time machine by Carl Bomstead Details Years produced: 1935–36 Number produced: 150–500 Original list price: $2,245 Current SCM Valuation: $320,000– $400,000 Tune-up cost: $300 Distributor cap: $75 Chassis #: On the right frame rail Engine #: On the left side of the block Clubd: ACD Club, CCCA More: acdclub.org, classiccarclub.org Alternatives: 1930 Packard 734 Boattail, 1931 Hudson T119 Boattail Speedster, 1934 Duesenberg Model J Boattail Speedster SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 32069E I n 1949, this exceptional Auburn Boattail Speedster was discovered in an old garage in Omaha, NE. The Auburn required some refurbishing, so a restoration was undertaken in 1951, and it was decided to restore the car as a 1936 852, perhaps in an attempt to make the already rare Speedster seem even more desirable, as 852s are extremely scarce. The Auburn was parked in the garage during the summer of 1962, and didn’t move from that spot for 52 years, with the exception of a special display at the SAC Museum in 2004, where the car was exhibited for six months. Presented here is an exceptional opportunity: a 1935 Auburn Supercharged Boattail Speedster that has not seen the light of day since 1962. This is a car so genuine and proper, and so carefully preserved since then, that it looks as good today as it did on the day it was put in storage. It is, without question, truly remarkable. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 142, sold for $467,500, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Scottsdale auction on January 14, 2014. The success — and the eventual demise — of Auburn lie with Errett Lobban Cord. As a brash used-car salesman from the Moon Motor Car Company, he was hired at the desperate Auburn Automobile Company and by adding a little “sizzle to the steak,” moved the unsold inventory — turning a $500,000 profit along the way. Sales doubled in 1925 and again in 1926, and he became the president. His vision for Auburn was racy styling and exceptional performance at value pricing. The Auburn Automobile Company prospered for sev- 78 eral years, but the Great Depression soon took its toll. By 1933, sales had dropped to 6,000 cars. The V12 was dropped and the 6-cylinder model returned. Sales did not respond, and E.L. Cord no longer had his heart in the program. So he moved to England and his automotive empire languished. In the midst of the Great Depression, performance and dramatic styling did not sell cars, and production of the Auburn ended in October of 1936. However, during the company’s short life, Auburn produced three iterations of the Speedster, perhaps the most dramatic American car produced in the Classic Era. Speedster history The first Auburn Speedster, introduced in 1928, was de- rived from the 1927 Duesenberg Model X Speedster. The design, accredited by some to Count Alexis de Sakhnoffsky, had sharply raked doors and windshield and a narrow two-passenger body. It set a new one-mile speed record of 108.460 mph for stock cars at Daytona Beach. While this feat brought people into the showroom, only 226 Auburn Speedsters were produced in 1928. Production continued into 1929 but was dropped for 1930. Alan Huet Leamy, after a stint at Marmon, joined Cord in April 1928 as a designer. Leamy was looking for design work with a little more flair, and he was put to work on the Duesenberg Model J and the Cord L-29. His next project was to create a completely new de- sign for the 1931 Auburn line. The Speedster was back in the lineup late in the year, and Leamy redesigned it with a boattail rear end and a raked windshield, making it Sports Car Market 1935 Auburn 851 SC Lot 171, s/n 33811E Condition 2+ Sold at $517,000 RM Auctions, Phoenix, AZ, 1/18/13 SCM# 215009 1936 Auburn 852 SC Lot 55, s/n 33914E Condition 1Sold at $605,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/18/12 SCM# 209444 1935 Auburn 851 Lot 118, s/n 33151E Condition 3Sold at $231,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/21/11 SCM# 183751 Pawel Litwinski, courtesy of Bonhams

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one of the most elegant Auburns produced. The Speedster was offered as an Eight or Twelve in three trim lines, but only 20 were produced in 1933 and those sold the following year were thought to be leftovers. Leamy was the scapegoat for the disastrous 1934 sales year, and he soon moved on to the Fisher Body Company. Gordon Buehrig, who had worked at Dietrich, Packard and for Harley Earl at General Motors, was brought in to give the Auburn line a facelift. Buehrig designed a new hood and massive radiator shell and grille while eliminating the descending beltline. A supercharged version of the Lycoming 8-cylinder engine, which produced 150 horsepower, was installed in the revamped Speedster. Each Speedster was equipped with a plate on the dash stating that the car had been driven 100-plus miles per hour. This was a sales gimmick, as the plaques were attached to the dashes prior to assembly. It is not known how many 1935–36 Speedsters were produced, and estimates range from 150 to 500. Our subject car was found in an old garage in Omaha, NE, in 1949, and it was restored in 1951. To update the car, a 1936 852 ID plate was added and the radiator script changed to 852, a practice dealers followed in the era with their leftover inventory. It was driven exten- sively until after a race in which it beat a Duesenberg SJ, when it was determined that the head was cracked. It was parked and did not move for 52 years. A bruised, beautiful original The car, as to be expected, shows the bruises of time. The upholstery is worn, the trim is pitted here and there and the paint is cracked and aging. However, this Speedster is marvelously original. The car has the correct headlamp lenses, with the pimple on the crown. It also has the correct exhaust manifold, which looks like it was made by a high school welding class. An NOS replacement head is with the car, so it can be put in running order with little effort. Not that many years ago, the first stop the new owner would make would be to the restoration shop for a total frame-off restoration. With the current values of Auburn Speedsters, a complete restoration would even be financially prudent today, but respect — and value — for original cars has heightened. It can always be restored, and we just hope the new owner does not rush into a decision that he will later regret. Well bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) April 2014 79

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Race Car Profile 1960 OSCA 750 S OSCAs performed brilliantly in competition for leading professional or well-to-do amateur drivers by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 1956–60 (Tipo S-187, Tipo S-187N) Number produced: 17 Original list price: $2,720 (L4,000,000) Current SCM Valuation: $500,000– $600,000 Tune-up cost: $450 Distributor caps: $35 Chassis #: Engine compartment on firewall Engine #: N/A Club: Maserati Club International More: www.maseratinet.com Alternatives: 1958–60 Lotus 15, 1956–59 Fiat-Abarth 750GT, 1950–56 Bandini 750 Sport Coupe SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 769 Engine number: 769N A fter the company’s inception, OSCA quickly began to make a name for itself, as it started to notch up class and overall wins at race tracks all over the globe, with some of the best driv- ers and teams in the world behind these fantastic new racing machines from Italy. In what is considered to be one of the biggest upsets in the history of endurance racing, Stirling Moss and Bill Lloyd won the 1954 12 Hours of Sebring overall behind the wheel of an OSCA MT4 that was entered by Briggs Cunningham. The duo successfully defeated legendary drivers, such as Phil Hill, Alberto Ascari and Juan Manuel Fangio, and four OSCAs would finish in the top 10. One can only assume that this stunning performance caught the attention of John Bentley, of New York City, who finished 20th in that race in a Siata Fiat. Bentley purchased the OSCA 750 S presented here new in 1960. After it was purchased, chassis 769, the last of its kind to be produced by OSCA, immediately began its career on the racetrack, with both its co-owners, John Bentley and John “Jack” Gordon, behind the wheel. Both Bentley and Gordon were intimately familiar with OSCA automobiles, as they had campaigned a similar model at the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing an incredible 2nd in class and 18th overall. Away from the race track, Gordon was a rocket scientist, proving that his aspirations for speed weren’t just limited to machines with four wheels and that he had the requisite technical know-how to keep a car like this in race-winning mechanical condition. The car’s first major competitive outing would be the 1960 12 Hours of Sebring. Bentley and Gordon decided to cut holes in the nose of the car to mount additional 80 headlamps. After a hard-fought 12 hours of racing, the OSCA screamed across the line in 12th place overall and 1st in its class and also won the Index of Performance. Saying that this OSCA had a successful career fol- lowing the 1960 12 Hours of Sebring would be an understatement, as chassis 769 won its class at many a race in the upcoming years. Gordon raced the OSCA at tracks all over the East Coast of the United States. In 1962, the OSCA returned to the 12 Hours of Sebring, where Bentley and Gordon placed 23rd overall and 1st in class once more. Accumulating so many victories led Gordon not only to the SCCA Northeast Division Championships but also to the SCCA National Championships. By the end of Gordon’s ownership of OSCA 769, he had secured numerous podium finishes in his class, including claiming the Northeast Division title in 1963 and finishing 2nd in the championship in 1961, 1962, and 1964. Gordon and his OSCA proved to be just as successful in the SCCA National Championships for the same class, finishing 2nd in 1961, 1962 and 1964, and 3rd in 1963. Gordon sold his OSCA in 1966 to Roger Clouser of Rochester, NY. It then had two subsequent owners in North Carolina and Illinois. The car was then purchased, in a partially restored state, by a David DuBrul in 1983. DuBrul continued the restoration, and it was completed the following year. After being returned to its original state, with its nose returned to its original form, the OSCA was fitted with Weber 33DS carburetors from engine 773, and it emerged more than ready to return to the track. In June 1986, this OSCA was purchased from David DuBrul in Burlington, VT, by Oliver Collins, an enthu- 1958 Fiat-Abarth 750 GT Zagato Double Bubble Lot 352, s/n 497034 Condition 2 Sold at $111,150 Bonhams, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/19/12 SCM# 191701 1959 Lotus 15 Lot 100, s/n 626LM Condition 2- Not sold at $307,200 Christie’s, Le Mans, FRA, 7/8/06 SCM# 42307 1959 OSCA Tipo 750 S Lot 87, s/n 766 Condition 1Sold at $139,750 Christie’s, London, U.K., 7/23/00 SCM# 10815 Sports Car Market Patrick Ernzen ©2013, courtesy of RM Auctions

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siastic vintage racer, and the car was a frequent sight at VSCCA events on a variety of tracks in the Northeastern United States and Canada. Most notably, the car won and set a course record for cars with under 1 liter of displacement, which was a record that it would hold for seven years. Collins sold the car in 2005, after over 20 years of racing and ownership, and it has been very well looked after in the collection of its current owner since. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 27, sold for $660,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM Auctions’ sale in Phoenix, AZ, on January 16, 2014. One has to wonder if the Maserati brothers offended some ancient gods in previous lives. The cars built by the company that bears their name have been highly praised and underappreciated (read: undervalued) for years. If you agree on that point, then the cars they built carrying the OSCA badge following their departure from their eponymous Modenese firm suffer even more so. Small, fast cars Once again free from the need to think about road cars, at OSCA the Maserati brothers turned their genius full force onto the circuits and road courses of the world, concentrating on the kind of small-displacement cars they loved best. Almost without exception, OSCAs performed brilliantly in competition, whether driven by the leading professionals or well-to-do amateurs. As a result, they have an enviable record in both international championship events as well as all levels of club racing on three continents. Most are clothed in attractive bodies, generally built by the unsung carrozzerie of Italy, such as Motto or Morelli. Easy to drive, they flatter the merely adequate driver — such as myself — with their balance of power, chassis and suspension, while allowing the truly talented pilot a great deal of fun along with absolutely crushing the competition. With a few exceptions, these car are also inexpensive to run and maintain, provided you don’t put it dirty-side-up too often and have a bit of respect for rev limits. Getting tubular Our subject car was a lovely example of one of the prettiest OSCA 750-cc cars, a small car with a big-car look. This Tipo S-187N — or second series model — has the advantage of the fully hinged hood/fender design, which makes engine maintenance far easier than in the first series (Tipo S-187). When built, the Tipo S-187 earned the nickname “Toothpaste Tube” for the way the front and rear tapered down and inwards, resembling the standard Italian toothpaste container of the time. Speaking of tubes, the prototype S-187 also had a remarkable chassis structure, consisting of a labyrinth of small-diameter tubes. It was said to be unique in Italian construction, a bit like a cross between the triangulated chassis of the Maserati Birdcage and Carrozzeria Touring’s Superleggera technique. However, it proved too costly to produce, and the remaining cars reverted to a more traditional chassis of large-diameter tubes. Living provenance More than with any other type of car, originality and history become of vital impor- tance when it comes to competition cars — especially small-displacement Italian cars. This OSCA had an uninterrupted ownership history, with several of the owners still on the right side of the grass. As such, ownership claims can be fairly easily resolved and historical details confirmed. For a car such as this, knowing its whereabouts from new is more important than a file full of records listing a large number of former owners who are now conveniently deceased. Because cars such as this are easily reproduced, an expert’s inspection and report are important to a prudent buy. There is nothing quite like the sinking feeling one might get when a letter arrives from the organizers of a major international event that a car with the same chassis number as yours has already been accepted and Sir Stirling Moss or some other luminary is driving it. While it’s certainly not unusual to have engines changed in these cars due to wear, damage or a desire to run in different competition classes, the one slightly odd thing about this OSCA’s description is the story of the engine numbers. The chassis plate bears the number of the current en- gine 769N, which according to the catalog description, is the second engine fitted to the car. In most circumstances that would be a red flag of the highest order. It is said that 769N was ordered as a spare from new and installed a year later — enlarged to 850 cc — while engine 774N first ran in the car. It seems more likely that 769N was delivered with the car and removed for the upgrade, with 774N having been ordered as a spare. As 774 and 769 do not appear in lists of engine numbers for any other cars, this is almost certainly the case. A bargain at this price This car was very well finished, as befits these cars. Although simpler than many of their contemporaries, the cars produced by Maserati, including their race cars, generally were finished better than their counterparts. While I didn’t go through every inch, the frame welds appeared to be consistent with period work, which is very important for determining both structural condition and originality. The price achieved for this car doesn’t seem particu- larly low by absolute dollars for an under-1-liter car, but when you look at the provenance, condition, usability and event eligibility, the value becomes more plainly apparent. That this car was not driven by star drivers makes the price even more impressive. This is a case where the brothers Maserati received their due — but these cars are still bargains. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) April 2014 81

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Market Reports Overview A Quarter-Billion Dollars Arizona auction week hits a new milestone By Tony Piff http://bit.ly/ZOf8zr old. All told, 2,822 cars crossed the auction block, and 2,381 hammered sold for a combined $253m among the six auctions. That’s growth of 12% over last year’s $225m. Average price notched up to $106,399 from $99,619. More than half of those 2,381 cars sold at Barrett- B Jackson. Barrett sold 1,401 cars of 1,405 offered (99.7%), totaling $110m — a new record for Barrett that eclipses the $108m of Scottsdale 2007 — and average price crept up to $79k from $77k. Toward the top of the high-sale list, a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing sold for $2.1m — the most expensive 300SL of the week — but the top two slots were Corvettes: a 1967 L88 coupe at $3.9m and the 1969 “Rebel” racer at $2.9m. At Gooding & Company, 11 of the top 15 sales were ei- ther Ferrari or Mercedes-Benz, including four 300SLs, with prices ranging from $1.4m to $1.9m. (Will $2m soon be the new market price for a Gullwing?) A 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I cabriolet was the top lot at $6.1m. Gooding sold 110 of 118 consignments (93%), for a $49m total and an average price of $450k. That was the most expensive average price of any auction this week and the biggest total after BarrettJackson, but last year did look slightly stronger at $52m total and $520k average per car. RM had its strongest Arizona sale to date. Sales surged up 25% to $46m from $36m last year, among 108 cars sold out of 126 (86%). Average price per car declined to $421k from $486k. The two 300SLs here were slightly more affordable at $1.1m (for the Roadster) and $1.3m (Gullwing), but a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder was the most expensive car of the entire week at $8.8m. 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 84 uyers, sellers, collectors and spectators descended on Arizona auction week 2014 with renewed vigor. For the first time, overall totals surpassed $250m, and average price per car crossed the $100k thresh- Sales Totals $110,439,505 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ Gooding & Company, Scottsdale, AZ RM, Phoenix, AZ Bonhams, Scottsdale, AZ Russo and Steele, Scottsdale, AZ Silver, Ft. McDowell, AZ $3,312,630 $21,178,532 $23,380,500 For a second consecutive year, Bonhams grew its Arizona total by nearly 100%, from $6.9m in 2012 to $13.5m in 2013 to $23.4m this time around. Of just 101 cars consigned, they sold 87 (86%), and average price jumped to $269k from $146k. There was a pair of 300SLs here as well: the 1955 Gullwing sold at $1.1m, and the 1961 Roadster made $1.2m. A 1951 Ferrari 212 Export coupe took top honors at $3.2m. Russo and Steele also managed to beat the week’s overall growth figure of 12%. The auction house sold 484 cars out of 735 (66%), for $21.2m total, up 19% from 2013’s $17.7m. The average sale was $44k (up from $39k), showing that the market is growing even below the $100k price point. On the Russo high-seller podium were a 1966 Lamborghini 350GT at $743k, a 1963 Pontiac LeMans Super Duty Lightweight at $335k and a 1971 Dodge Hemi Challenger at $317k. Silver had a solid Arizona auction with numbers right in line with recent years. 191 of 328 cars sold (57%), totaling $3.3m, for a $17k average price. The top three sales were representative of the variety offered here: a 1972 Jaguar XKE Series III convertible at $82k, a 1948 Cadillac Series 62 convertible at $76k and a 2009 Dodge Viper coupe at $71k. A week prior to the Scottsdale hoopla, MidAmerica and Bonhams started the year with antique motorcycle auctions in Las Vegas. We conclude this issue with selected motorcycle highlights from both sales. ♦ Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder, $8,800,000—RM, p. 118 2. 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I cabriolet, $6,160,000—G&C, p. 104 3. 1997 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail coupe, $5,280,000—G&C, p. 100 4. 1956 Ferrari 410 Superamerica coupe, $3,300,000—G&C, p. 104 5. 1951 Ferrari 212 Export coupe, $3,190,000— Bon, p. 126 6. 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Supercharged Gran Sport Spider, $3,080,000—Bon, p. 126 7. 1961 Porsche 718 TS 61 Spyder, $2,750,000—RM, p. 116 8. 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C coupe, $2,640,000—Bon, p. 128 9. 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso coupe, $2,447,500—RM, p. 118 10. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Speciale , $2,365,000—G&C, p. 106 1. 1997 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail coupe, $5,280,000—G&C, p. 100 2. 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS coupe, $649,000—G&C, p. 104 3. 1936 Delage D-6 70 Milford cabriolet, $544,500—RM, p. 114 4. 1960 Lotus Elite Series II coupe, $97,900—Bon, p. 124 5. 1956 Cadillac Sedan DeVille 4-dr hard top, $7,452—Sil, p. 146 Sports Car Market Best Buys $49,461,550 Scan this code with your smartphone for complete results of each auction covered in this issue, or go to URL listed (left) $45,563,450

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ Barrett-Jackson — Scottsdale A 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 coupe sold for $3.9m, and Guinness confirmed that Barrett’s new marquee is the world’s biggest Company Barrett-Jackson Date January 12–19, 2014 Location Scottsdale, AZ Auctioneers Assiter & Associates: Tom “Spanky” Assiter, lead auctioneer Automotive lots sold/offered 1,401/1,405 Sales rate 99.7% Sales total $110,439,505 High sale 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 coupe, sold at $3,850,000 Buyer’s premium Bigger, better and backed up by Guinness...and results Report and photos by Dan Grunwald Market opinions in italics the word “huge” seem somehow inadequate. The WestWorld complex has been completely redesigned with more tents than ever, and Barrett-Jackson is the first event to make use of the massive new event center building that was recently finished. The car-selling podium and main entry I area are now housed in this permanent building — along with a real-deal rodeo that Barrett hosted on Friday and Saturday evening. The f you’ve been to Barrett-Jackson’s flagship Scottsdale sale, you know that it’s a huge event like nothing else in the auction world. Well, this year’s event made total area of nearly a half-million square feet was big enough to warrant a new Guinness record for “world’s largest marquee.” It takes some stamina and determination to see it all in one day, but the ever-growing selection of food vendors helps to keep you on your feet. In years past, Barrett-Jackson has been closely associated with the muscle car trend. I still saw a huge selection of muscle cars this year, but with the “Salon Collection” as well as the 5000 Series of top-level cars, I also saw many of the great classics of the past making a comeback. Think Packard, Duesenburg, Cord, Rolls-Royce, Delahaye and Auburn. Still, Barrett-Jackson’s two biggest sales were both Corvettes: a 1967 L88 coupe at $3.9m and the 1969 “Rebel” racer at $2.9m. A 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing also managed to surpass $2m, selling for $2.1m. It didn’t hurt that the car crossed the block with Sir Stirling Moss in the passenger’s seat. Coming in just shy of $2m was a 1998 Ferrari F300. The car was never driven in a race, but it was the Ferrari team’s principal test car, and it sold for $1.9m. Simon Cowell’s 2014 Bugatti Veyron brought $1.4m. A 1929 supercharged Duesenburg that sold at $1.4m also deserves mention. Down in the “affordable” ranks, there was plenty 1998 Ferrari F300 racer, sold at $1,870,000 86 to choose from under the $79k average price. The selection was varied and included American muscle, Shoebox Chevys, Shelbys, pickups and foreign exotics, not to mention the usual “cute” categories of minicars, microcars and VWs of every stripe — which always do well here. With over 1,400 cars offered, it’s hard to think of anything that wasn’t represented. ♦ $20m $40m $60m $80m $100m $120m 0 Sports Car Market Sales Totals 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 10%, included in sold prices

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ ENGLISH #5061-1932 ROLLS-ROYCE PHAN- TOM II Kellner salamanca. S/N 78JS. Black & green/black cloth/green leather. Odo: 294 miles. The chrome, paint and interior are show-ready. Phantom II chassis with body by the French builder Kellner. Restored by Mike Fennell in 2011. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $440,000. The French coachbuilder Jacques lesser-known coachbuilder, pinning a price on this car is difficult, but I have to call this one bought correctly. Kellner made it through the Great Depression, but when he was shot by the Nazis as a spy in 1942, the coachbuilding business died with him. Ex-Harrah, Nethercutt and Blackhawk Collections, all of which confirm the significance of this car. Fair transaction. #1275.1-1955 AC ACECA coupe. S/N AEX542. Gray/gray leather. Odo: 18 miles. Great paint on a straight and true aluminum body with a new interior and a Hurst shifter. Painted wire wheels with knockoff hubs. Imported to Los Angeles in 1955 as an LHD model. Restored in 2013 in Arizona with a 260-ci Ford V8 and 4-speed transmission. Engine has an alternator in place, which might help date the conversion. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $96,800. Not many comparable sales for such a piece, and purists will cringe, but Shelby kind of made it okay to put a Ford engine in an AC. Or at least, that was the thinking here. Very well sold, but hard to resist the workmanship. FRENCH #5051-1947 DELAHAYE 135M cabrio- let. S/N 800788. Red & black/black cloth/ black leather. Odo: 336 miles. Beautifully presented and well detailed. This car still looks fresh from the restoration shop. The Cotal preselect changes the four gears clutch-free. Coachwork by Guillore. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $495,000. It took some time as the bidders were slow on this car, but after much work it finally hammered down. The auctioneer worked hard to get more, but it just wasn’t there today on this car. With a somewhat 88 torcycle engine with a 3-speed manual transmission. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $33,000. Manufactured by George Mochet (who also invented the recumbent bicycle). I’ve never seen one before, but this would make a great ad vehicle for any business. Cute always sells well here if it is as clean as this car. I think the price seems to be in line with some of the cars sold out of the Bruce Weiner microcar collection. #5069-1955 TALBOT-LAGO T26 Grand Sport coupe. S/N 111017. Maroon/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 97,494 miles. From the Salon Collection. Some glass chips and light scratches. Aluminum front and rear bumpers look a bit dull next to the chrome trim. The steering column stalks show worn chrome. One of 11 surviving today. Built on the same very successful Grand Prix-winning chassis used by Talbot-Lago in the 1950s. #771-1953 MOCHET COMMERCIALE delivery truck. S/N 004935. White/red vinyl. Odo: 287 miles. Good paint, chrome and interior. Dash has two switches, one knob and one gauge. Sliding side windows. Very simple and really small. The rear wheels are much closer together than the front ones—take corners carefully! Powered by a 125-cc Zurcher mo- with a certified factory inspection and a oneyear extended Bugatti factory warranty—the first vehicle from Bugatti’s certified pre-owned program. I would be tempted to really thrash it for about 364 days. Market-correct price, all things considered. GERMAN #5057-1927 MERCEDES-BENZ 630K convertible. S/N 32019. Black/black cloth/ brown leather. Odo: 5,275 miles. English-bodied, supercharged Mercedes. The shiny black paint shows lots of flaws, chips and worn spots. The radiator nickel plating is worn through to the brass, and the rear gas tank cover is wavy. The inside of the headliner trim is deteriorating. The seats and door panels and two Copperstate 1000s. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $495,000. Sold in 1984 at Sotheby’s in the U.K. for $30k (SCM# 13871); in 1991, a nosale at World Classic Las Vegas (SCM# 19757); in 1992, a $160k no-sale at Kruse Auburn; in 1993, a $140k no-sale at World Classic at Danville (SCM# 19761); and in 2011, a $260k no-sale at Gooding Amelia Island (SCM# 176297). Strong price now seems fair in today’s hot collector market. #1319.2-2008 BUGATTI VEYRON coupe. S/N VF9SA25C68M795060. Black/ black leather. Odo: 1,357 miles. As-new with only 1,357 miles on the odometer. Owned by Simon Cowell, purchased new in Beverly Hills. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,375,000. Comes look new, although the steering wheel shows lots of age. “Thomas Harrington Mfg., Church St. Brighton” label on the windshield-surround. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $715,000. A combination of original and restored. Previously no-saled at $400k at Bonhams’ 2010 Carmel sale, where we said “a sexier body or sharper restoration” would be needed to achieve a bigger price (SCM# 165561). Well sold. #5044-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Successfully completed five Colorado Grands Gullwing. S/N 5500634. Silver/blue & gray plaid cloth. Odo: 65,999 miles. A couple of small chrome flaws are visible on the rear bumper, all other areas are excellent. Very Sports Car Market

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ original and all numbers-matching, engine, chassis, body, transmission, rear end, front #765-1967 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304210017678. White/ brown cloth/tan leather. Odo: 69,694 miles. Some orange peel and masking lines visible, some light trim scratches show. Chrome, top and interior all show very well. Two tops. A axles and original, factory belly pans. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $2,090,000. A three-owner car with the last owner from 1960 to May of 2013; originally purchased in Hollywood, with documented ownership in southern California for its entire life. Restored in 2010. Titled as a 1956. Originality and ownership history explain the top-of-the-market price. #705-1957 BMW ISETTA 300 microcar. S/N 513418. Two-tone blue/gray vinyl. Odo: 12,679 miles. New mid-level paint and new interior. The bumpers have been re-chromed over some pitting. All trim shows well. Said to have been mechanically rebuilt. The too-long lection. A beautiful, important Alfa, well bought and sold. couple of windshield chips. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $58,300. I liked this car. The mileage looked to be original, and the car seemed very well cared for. Said to be a one-owner car, but we watched it sell in June of 2013 at MidAmerica’s St. Paul sale for $31k (SCM# 222604). Definitely well sold today, but not a bad buy. #675-1969 GOGGOMOBIL TS 250 mi- crocar. S/N 02282395. Red & white/gray vinyl. Odo: 38,182 miles. Two-tone recent paint with a crack on the left rear side panel and large cracks on the passenger’s door panel and at the base of the driver’s door. Driver’s door also fits wide at the bottom. Lots of cracked and loose weatherstripping. The bumper and #5074-1986 FERRARI TESTAROSSA Straman Spider. S/N ZFFSA17A760065417. Black/black/black leather. Odo: 17,500 miles. Convertible conversion by Straman. Center front hood dent. Paint scratches on right rear fender and left side grilles behind driver’s door. The driver’s seat shows wear. Wiper scratches on windshield. Micro-scratches show on the black but should buff and wax out. Some paint is missing on the edge of one wheel. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $73,700. Said to have had its major 30k-mile service already done. That’s a good thing, since even though it only shows 17,500 miles, the car is 28 years old already. Sold at the market price despite having been made into a convertible. #124-1988 FERRARI MONDIAL cab- wiper blades extend beyond the windshield. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $47,300. Looks like a nice restoration and should be a good driver. Some patience will be required in getting anywhere, but the fun is in the trip, not the destination. Quite well sold. #5064-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 1210409600417. Red/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 149 miles. Appears factory-new inside and out, top to bottom. The very fresh four-year-long, high-level restora- headlight chrome look good; some trim chrome is weak. Good interior with some cracking on the steering wheel. Two-cycle engine and 4-speed trans (0–60 in 26 seconds). Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $33,000. One of the roomier microcars, despite its small outside dimensions. The instrument that looks like a speedometer might in actuality be a calendar. It seems like most of the well-done microcars here sell in in the $30k range. ITALIAN #5053-1939 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 tion was finished in 2013. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $192,500. Go back in time and into an M-B dealer in 1959, and this would be on the showroom floor. I thought it might be the best one on the planet. Very well sold. 90 Touring coupe. S/N 915030. Green/brown leather. Odo: 156 miles. Said to be one of 13 examples by Carrozzeria Touring. Flawless older restoration still presents well. Prize winner at Pebble in 1998, Kirkland in 2004, Quail in 2012. Sliding front windows and trafficators. Heavily promoted in pre-sale marketing. Twin overhead-cam engine. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,045,000. Imported to U.S. in 1962. Prior history not available. Restored 1994– 1998 and being offered by the Blackhawk Col- riolet. S/N ZFFXC26A3J0074663. Red/ tan/tan leather. Odo: 20,627 miles. Visible paint chips on front slats and chip on rear wheelwell. Dent in front of left headlight. Clean interior. Some wheel rash, especially heavy on right front wheel. CARFAX shows a 1999 left front impact. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $31,900. You never see any Ferraris with auction lot numbers as low as #124 in an auction of this size. You’d expect the CARFAX to keep the price low, but that didn’t happen here. The realized price would be market-correct for a car with no accident history. Well sold. #5072-1991 FERRARI F40 coupe. S/N ZFFMN34A2M0087589. Black/black leather. Some light paint flaws on the hood. The door panels show some light rippling. Newer seats, wheels and exhaust. Bought as a wreck that CARFAX calls “Severe Damage” and rebuilt Sports Car Market

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ on the “Fast N’ Loud” TV show. Color changed from red to black with custom far more Packard stockholders than Packard owners. By 1930 there were more Packard sellers than Packard buyers. Today, Packards are some of the most popular of all classics. Great drivers and great lookers. #5060-1929 ROLLS-ROYCE PHAN- features and “go faster” stuff. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $742,500. The wreck, rebuild, non-factory parts and color-change didn’t seem to hurt the final selling price here. Must be the TV rebuild that added value. I’m not sure if that value will still be there when it is sold again next time around. Being a bit of a purist, I would call it well sold indeed. (See Collecting Thoughts on p. 48) #5080-1998 FERRARI F300 racer. S/N 183. Red/black cloth. Formula 1 race car driven by Michael Schumacher and Eddie Irvine. Signed, “Eddie I 2009.” Never raced but documented as being the team’s principal test vehicle. Ferrari Classiche certified. V10, 805 hp, 17,500 rpm hooked to a 7-speed buttonshift transmission. Looks “as new.” Clean and fetch this much, but this price has more to do with the modernizations for rock-crawling fun. Well sold. AMERICAN #5048-1929 DUESENBURG MODEL SJ phaeton. S/N 2158. Maroon & black/black cloth/maroon leather. Odo: 2,905 miles. Can’t find a flaw. The whitewalls look a bit dirty. Supercharged I8 engine with dual carbs. Dual sidemounts, Pilot Ray lights, dual spotlights. The catalog states that this car was one of 24 Model Js with supercharged engines “from birth.” Montana license plate: “Duesy.” Invited to Pebble Beach in 1988 and 2011. TOM I phaeton. S/N S308LR. Black/tan cloth/maroon leather. Odo: 120,550 miles. All paint, chrome and wood show very well on this Springfield Rolls. The chrome windshieldsurround is signed “Walter M. Murphy Coach Builders.” Leather front seat has a pleasant patina and one worn-through spot on driver’s side. The frame and front suspension are painted red-orange. Said to still have the original chassis, body and engine. From the Blackhawk Collection. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $550,000. Said to be one of only 21 Ascot phaetons built. The U.S. factory in Springfield built Phantom Is from 1926 to 1931. The Rolls-Royce horsepower figures are a bit hard to pinpoint. The factory simply called it “sufficient.” Bought fairly. in “race prep” condition. The third of nine F300s built. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,870,000. As noted on the car card, “NOT STREET LEGAL,” in case there was any question. The F300 is one of the most important cars in Ferrari history, marking the company’s return to dominance in Formula One and Schumacher’s five world-championship wins. Sold at RM London in October 2012 for $643k (SCM# 219191). Very well sold today. JAPANESE #707-1977 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ40 SUV. S/N FJ40237951. Silver/black & silver vinyl. Odo: 62 miles. Built with a 350 Vortec V8 and 700R4 auto trans. All of the interior flooring is Rhino-lined. All of the side glass shows scratches. Sunroof, winch, locking hubs, jack, shovel and roll bar. Brand-new, oversized, off-road tires and rims. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $49,500. Last seen at Barrett-Jackson’s 2011 Las Vegas sale, where it sold for $35k (SCM# 185796). Land Cruisers are very popular here. Pick your color and how you would like it accessorized, and you will probably find one. Well-restored stock vehicles can 92 Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,430,000. When E.J. Cord purchased Duesenberg in 1926, he offered the Duesenberg brothers a blank check to build the finest automobile in the world. The Model J debuted in 1929 as a chassis with drivetrain and no body at a price of $8,500, when a Model A could be purchased for $450. An all-time gold-plated investment-grade classic that always brings excitement. The supercharged engine is just icing (and dollars) on this cake. #5076-1929 PACKARD CUSTOM EIGHT phaeton tourer. S/N 176137. Brown/ tan/brown leather. Odo: 58,394 miles. No chips or flaws visible on the paint or chrome. Pilot Ray lights and dual spotlights. A very evenly. Still show-ready. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $137,500. CCCA National First Place Senior Award on cowl. This top-of-the-line Pierce 7-passenger doesn’t quite have the sporting look of Lot 5062, the $143k rumble-seat roadster, but the selling price compares very favorably. Well bought. high-level restoration. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $220,000. Senior Premier National First CCCA Badge on the cowl. In 1929 there were #5045-1932 AUBURN TWELVE Boattail Speedster. S/N 2793E. Black & yellow/ black cloth/black leather. Odo: 12,182 miles. Some paint scratches on the soft-top cover and a couple of light dents on the right runningboard trim. Woodlight headlights and parking lights. Lalique hood ornament. Body-off restored five years ago and still shows fresh. CCCA Senior National First Award on cowl. One of the best classic body styles ever built. Sports Car Market #5059-1931 PIERCE-ARROW MODEL 41 7-passenger tourer. S/N 3050171. Maroon/tan cloth/maroon leather. Odo: 9,097 miles. A few very minor age flaws present but nothing serious. The restoration was done 8,000 miles ago and looks to be holding

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $484,000. Last seen at Worldwide’s 2012 Auburn sale, where it nosaled at $275k (SCM# 118175). Before that, sold for $281k at Worldwide’s 2011 Atlantic City sale (SCM# 169001) and no-saled at Kruse Hershey in 2008 at $380k (SCM# 118175). Despite this being a wonderful car in 1932, the total company sales were 7,939 cars and the company profit was just $7,500! By 1936, the Auburn car company ceased to exist. A fabulous-looking car that could be a star in any collector’s garage. Well bought and sold. #5058-1933 MARMON SIXTEEN convertible sedan. S/N 16145902. Yellow/black cloth/tan cloth. Odo: 32,276 miles. Full Classic that presents as perfect. No dirt, chips, cracks or visible wear or aging anywhere. It is stated that the 32,276 miles are original. This is said to be the only convertible sedan Marmon built with a cloth interior. It was built especially for Mrs. Marmon’s personal use. Pebble Beach First Place in 1989 and still capable of winning at any major concours. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $660,000. This was Mar mon’s last year of production, with calendaryear registrations of only 86 cars. In January 1934, it was sold to the American Automotive Corp. (operated by Harry Miller (of Indy fame) and Preston Tucker, who fared no better. This very impressive Sixteen last sold at RM Phoenix in 2009 for $330k (SCM# 119098). Well bought and sold today. #5046-1936 AHRENS-FOX BT fire en- gine. S/N 4017. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 15,313 miles. Originally delivered to Mt. Vernon, NY. Said to have cost $200k to restore. Twenty-six feet long with 1,000 feet of hose. Thought to be one of only six left. Great paint and chrome trim. The chrome is peeling off the sidemounted water-hose ends. Lots of paint. Lots of chrome. Real gold-leaf lettering. Massive 1,140-ci straight six dual-sparkplug engine. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $196,000. Recently seen at Mecum Kansas City in April 2013, where it sold for $133k, where our reported noted that “Ahrens-Fox is at the top of the pecking order” for collectible fire trucks (SCM# 216481). Well sold here, although this would be the one to over-pay for. #5079-1936 LINCOLN MODEL K town car. S/N K6702. Maroon/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 96,660 miles. Numerous visible paint chips and flaws. The chrome on the gas cap and vacuum wiper motors is pitted. Cloth upholstery in passenger’s compartment is showing age. Brunn coachwork. Dual sidemounts with mirrors. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $88,000. Previously seen at Barrett’s 2006 Scottsdale auction, where it no-saled at $70k (SCM# 40295). Said to be one of only 20 Brunn-bodied Lincoln town cars built in 1936. 94 Sports Car Market

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ These were some of the best cars Lincoln ever built, with smooth V12 engines that put out 150 hp. Every collector needs to own a true classic once in his life, and this could be a good place to start. Hard to lose money on this car. #809-1949 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN SUV. S/N 3GPE12410. Two-tone green/brown vinyl. Odo: 12,167 miles. 292-ci I6, 4-bbl, auto. Good paint and chrome. New interior and carpets. 292 6-cylinder engine with 4-barrel and dual exhausts, 700R4 automatic transmission. Twelve-volt conversion. Restored in 2011. Updated with a nine-inch Ford rear for 1970s. “Snake” is not a real original drag car, as those are all gone, but a real original tour car. “Mongoose” is a non-running re-creation, commissioned by Mattel. Paint is better on yellow car, with one crack in left front fender. But the trucks are the actual restored originals. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $990,000. Called a nosale on the block against a reported $1m reserve; the post-block deal came together later at this price. Considering how heavily this set was promoted during the past year, I’m sure the seller was disappointed in the final result. Well bought. #654-1971 CHEVROLET C10 Cheyenne 1500 pickup. S/N CE141B633866. Chevy Orange & white/black & white vinyl. Odo: 64,453 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. New paint on straight and smooth side panels. Some discoloration below the fuel-filler cap staining the white paint. New chrome and interior. Painted, rubberized bed coating. The comfortable cruising. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $44,000. Just enough modernization to make this Suburban a good modern driver. The colors were a bit muted and not loud, but that complemented the character of the truck. The bidders agreed, and this Suburban sold well. #985-1964 PLYMOUTH FURY 2-dr hard top. S/N 3441276167. White/black vinyl. Odo: 17,887 miles. 426-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. New paint. All chrome and trim look new. Tinted glass. Aftermarket steering wheel. Hood fits high at rear. Said to be a Street Wedge with upgraded Max Wedge heads, steering wheel shows cracks and too-shiny paint. Chip on the windshield and scratches on side glass. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $33,000. Last seen at Barrett’s 2011 Palm Beach auction, selling for $29k (SCM# 178109). Looks like a nice driver or local show car. This price follows the “pickups are hot” trend seen at all of the auctions for the past few years. Very attractive and well sold. #1310-2009 MOSLER RAPTOR GTR carbs and manifolds. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $55,000. Any Max Wedge or Street Wedge car is a keeper. Built in ’63, ’64 and ’65, the nonHemi 426 was a real ground-pounder before the Street Hemi was introduced in 1966. Sold correctly. #5040-5043-THE “SNAKE & MON- GOOSE” COLLECTION. The 1970 Plymouth Barracuda “Snake” Funny Car (Lot 5040), offered with 1972 Plymouth Duster “Mongoose” (Lot 5041) and matching transport trucks (5042 and 5043) as a set of four. Made famous as iconic Hot Wheels toys in the coupe. S/N 1M94136BX9C682029. Orange/ black leather. 7-L fuel-injected V8, 6-sp. The first Raptor GTR produced by Mosler. Titled and built on a 2009 chassis and completed in 2011. Carbon fiber with kevlar sandwich construction. Powered by a turbocharged LS7 V8 said to put out 1,200 hp. In “as new” condi- tion. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $280,500. Low and very wide outside, very narrow inside. CARFAX shows accident damage 10/21/2011. The market for these very limited-production, very expensive supercars is generally quite a thin one. Add in a CARFAX Accident Report and it becomes tissue-thin. Disappointing price for the historical significance, but fair. © 96 Sports Car Market

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Gooding & Co. Scottsdale, AZ Gooding & Company — The Scottsdale Auctions Thirteen lots brought over $1m, with six over $2m and three others giving small change back from a $2m bill Company Gooding & Company Date January 17–18, 2014 Location Scottsdale, AZ Auctioneer Charlie Ross Automotive lots sold/offered 110/118 Sales rate 93% Sales total $49,461,550 High sale 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I cabriolet, sold at $6,160,000 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I cabriolet, sold at $6,160,000 Report and photos by Donald Osborne Market opinions in italics $2m and three others giving small change back from a $2m bill. The average sale price was $450k, and multiple world auction records were set in the process. While that is all certainly impressive, it’s interesting G to note the sales totaled less than the company achieved in 2013. Then, it took only 101 cars to reach $52.5m, the ooding & Company had another excellent sale in January, selling 93% of the 118 lots on offer in Scottsdale for nearly $50m. Thirteen of those lots brought over $1m, with six over sell-through by lot was 96% and the average price $520k. I don’t view this as a negative, however. Far from it. I view it as the sign of a healthy, discerning market in which bidders will step up to pay a premium for special cars, buy very good cars at very good prices, and eschew over-reserved cars seeking to push their market level. We can almost count on a Gooding auction to see at least one market breakthrough sale and this one boasted two. Going into the Arizona sales, we all knew that the Lancia Aurelia B24 Spider America was poised to break into the million-dollar club. And so it did — in dramatic fashion, almost joining the $2 million club at $1.8m. Likewise, the perennially market-underperforming high-performance Alfa Romeo Montreal set an impressive high-water mark at an astounding $176k, nearly double the $92k realized for one at Monaco in May 2013. The “barn find” frenzy continued unabated, with a very dusty black 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing opening at $500k, shooting quickly through the $1m reserve to sell at $1.9m, while a stunningly restored black 1956 Gullwing went to its new owner for $1.4m. There was very good energy present in the 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, sold at $1,402,500 98 sale room on both days. The brilliant and everentertaining auctioneer Charlie Ross kept the bidding audience continually engaged throughout. His amusing bon mots are always too many to list, but one in particular stuck with me. When auctioning a 1973 Lotus Elan Sprint, he quipped, “That’s all you need in life — pretty, fast and without reserve!” Indeed, and it sold for a strong $88k. ♦ Sales Totals $60m $50m $40m $30m $20m $10m 0 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 Sports Car Market

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Gooding & Co. Scottsdale, AZ ENGLISH #24-1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY BUGEYE SPRITE roadster. S/N ANSL16468. Pink/ black leather. Ex-Donna Mae Mims, 1963 SCCA H-Production Championship-winning car. Very good panel and body finish for a competition car. Lovely Moto-Lita-type woodrim steering wheel. Later race bucket seats cars carried this over the $90k low estimate but not into crazy territory. Correctly bought and sold. #8-1966 SUNBEAM TIGER Mk I con- show wear and sagging. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $48,400. A great piece of U.S. competition history. Interestingly, the car was purchased new by vaccine pioneer Jonas Salk. It’s wonderful that it survived and was given such a loving restoration, complete with Mims’ autograph on the dash. Well bought. #54-1960 TRIUMPH TR3 roadster. S/N TS58623L. Green/green hard top/black leather. Odo: 43,295 miles. Replica Works rally car, complete with roof-mounted light. Good panel fit, slightly under build standard. Good paint shows some aging, with microblisters and settling, light scratches. Good bright vertible. S/N B9473212LRXFE. White/black vinyl/red leather. Odo: 27,858 miles. Fair panel fit, with both doors out at rear edge. Very good paint, very good chrome, but left fender “260” engine badge is crooked. Very good interior, aftermarket Nardi wood-rim wood trim. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $59,400. Charming little Citroën, with a simple but well-designed and nicely detailed boattail body. Slow but fun. Well sold near $65k upper estimate. wheel a bit out of place. Titled as a 1965. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $77,000. A “Shelby modified” Tiger, with additional small “updates” and reliability mods added. For the purist, not the best choice, but for a driver, a serious contender. Correctly priced. TOP 10 No. 3 BEST BUY #137-1997 MCLAREN F1 GTR Longtail coupe. S/N 21R. White & blue/black ve- lour. MHD. Excellent panel fit. Very good paint shows some light scratches and minor scrapes. Interior shows little wear, some dust. Engine compartment shows signs of running, trim. Interior is generally good, with the seat covers a bit wrinkled. Halda Speedpilot. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $29,700. Nicely done to a driver standard, used and well maintained. The $55k–$75k estimate was a bit rich, but the selling price a real bargain. Very well bought. #13-1966 LOTUS CORTINA Mk I 2-dr sedan. S/N BA74FT59391. White & green/ black vinyl. Odo: 18,486 miles. Very good panel fit. Very good original paint shows fading in green side spears. Some bubbling low down on fenders near panel seams. Fair chrome. Very good interior shows minimal wear. Period AM radio. ARRC 1996 event plaque on dashboard. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $107,250. Extremely low-indicated-mileage example of this classic sedan racer for the street. The current enthusiasm for original 100 with light oiling in spots. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $5,280,000. Driven by JJ Lehto and Steve Soper in FIA GT Championship races, the most successful privateer BMW Team car. In very fine condition, this example of the ultimate road/race car of the late 20th century will only cement its status as a blue chip going forward. Given the previous sales of F1s, this one has to be considered well bought. owned by Jules Heumann of Pebble Beach Concours. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $621,500. Last seen at Gooding’s 2011 Pebble Beach sale, not sold at an undisclosed high bid (SCM# 184675). Stunning restoration of a beautiful car, elegant and restrained in the best manner of the Chapron coachworks. A superb tour or concours entry. It has been shown everywhere but will certainly get the new owner invited back. Market-correct. #36-1972 ALPINE A110 1800 coupe. S/N 18165. Blue & white/black vinyl. Odo: 58,717 km. Group IV factory-prepared A110 1800, the most potent of the Alpines. Very good panel fit, especially for this model. Good racecar-quality paint, evidence of use showing. Dull alloy trim. The good interior is fitted with a roll hoop, Halda Tripmaster, twin Heuer watches and press-type control labels in Sports Car Market #27-1937 HISPANO-SUIZA K6 coupe. S/N 16069. Eng. # 333192. Two-tone burgundy/ dark red leather. RHD. Odo: 1,106 km. Excellent panel fit, excellent paint shows only light polish scratches. Equally fine chrome has light scratches on headlight housings. Interior is excellent, with almost no sign of use. Last of the short-wheelbase K6 chassis, formerly FRENCH #3-1923 CITROËN TYPE C2 TL con- vertible. S/N VA13707. Eng. # VA13707. Yellow & black/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 62,439 km. Variable panel fit, good paint, very good bright trim. Good seat, worn dashboard, with faded instruments and worn

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Gooding & Co. Scottsdale, AZ French. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $302,500. A hairy rally car, it can be driven on the street but just. Interesting but not important privateer history, well presented as a weapon for terrifying vintage-event use. As a factory car, well bought at low estimate. GERMAN #52-1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SC coupe. S/N 1880145500029. Eng. # 1999805500002. Dark red/beige leather. Odo: 99,665 miles. Excellent panel fit and paint. Very good chrome. The interior is superbly trimmed and finished, with excellent wood trim. The only flaws are some wear on the original wheel center emblem and some soiling on the front chrome. Interior likewise excellent, marred only by two small cracks in the steering wheel rim. Belly pans, fitted luggage. A color and trim change from red with plaid cloth to black with leather. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,402,500. This Gullwing was superbly restored to a high level in 2007 and has been lightly used and well maintained since. Sold from long-term ownership in original but tired condition at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2006 at $377k (SCM# 40426). Restored, then sold by RM in Monterey 2011 for $836k (SCM# 183084). This series of sales illustrates the smart curve upward in 300SL prices, each transaction market-correct at the time. #18-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 1980429500015. Eng. # 1989808500357. White/white hard top/black leather. Odo: 33,882 miles. Excellent panel fit, paint and chrome. Interior shows no sign of use. Correct finishes in engine compartment. Nardi and some crazing in plastic headlight surrounds. Very good chrome. Excellent wood trim, very good seats and dashboard. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $121,000. The car sat well on its suspension in preview and seemed to run well also. These can be very scary to put right, so research must be done. At the high estimate, this transaction seemed correct. seats. Fitted with rare single side-facing rear seat. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $550,000. The Sc is the ultimate example of the big luxury coupe, with fuel injection. One of only 98 built, this one has been beautifully and expensively restored. At the low estimate this was a very good buy, as the restoration alone may have cost two-thirds of that number. #122-1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing. S/N 1980406500214. Eng. # 1989806500178. Black/red leather. Odo: 57,199 miles. Excellent panel fit. Very good paint shows light polish scratches. Excellent wood-rim wheel, Becker Mexico radio, hard top. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,430,000. Wonderful presentation of a well-detailed restoration. The shade of white seems a bit bright, but this car was second in class at the 2012 Gull Wing Group National Convention. Priced just right in today’s market, arguably tomorrow’s bargain. #135-1965 PORSCHE 911 coupe. S/N 302344. Eng. # 902453. White/black vinyl. Odo: 37 miles. Excellent panel fit and paint. Very good chrome and alloy trim, with some light pitting under plating on door frames. Excellent interior, although dashboard wood seems a bit shiny and glovebox door is mis- tops. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $74,250. This sale illustrates the health in the market. It was a good, but not brilliant, car that brought, at just below low estimate, the appropriate price. Not everyone prefers the 280SL with the 4-speed manual, although a factory-supplied 5-speed does bring a substantial premium over the automatic. In these cars, a multitude of small details make the difference between an SL above or below $100k. #4-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 3.5 aligned. Factory sunroof. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $269,500. The early short-wheelbase 911 has become a highly sought-after item, with values rocketing upward. Clearly selling to collectors rather than drivers, where minute details make the difference between “ah” and “wow!” The car sold at a market price for 102 cabriolet. S/N 11102712004386. White/brown canvas/dark brown leather. Odo: 85,429 miles. Very good panel fit and paint. Chrome only marred by light pitting on vent frames. Good interior, with nicely patinated seats, some scratches on other soft trim, very shiny refinished wood trim. Restoration by Paul Russell and Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. Cond: 2-. Sports Car Market #125-1968 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304410003896. Eng. # 13098310001076. Red/black canvas/black MB-Tex. Odo: 62,089 miles. Excellent panel fit. Very good paint. Chrome shows fading, pitting and light scratches. Good interior shows some wear but not excessive. With both condition, with the rare sunroof adding to the value. With further work, it could get to “wow” status. #116-1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 se- dan. S/N 10001212000446. Eng. # 1000111301. Burgundy/tan leather. Odo: 59,586 miles. Very attractive and usable short-wheelbase 600 sedan prepared by a Mercedes specialist. Said to be one of 323 made for 1966. Excellent panel fit. Good paint shows several areas of slight mismatch. Some weak rubber

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Gooding & Co. Scottsdale, AZ similar Vignale coupes on the 212 chassis, this car is a spectacular example of the genius of post-war Italian custom coachwork. Sold in 2007 by RM in Monterey as a somewhat tired but very original car for $495k (SCM# 46377); the detailed restoration that followed brought it to a new level. It is hard to remember that there was almost no interest in early Ferraris of this roadgoing/show type not long ago. Well bought at low estimate. SOLD AT $214,500. This was the year of the W-111 Mercedes-Benz at Scottsdale, with many of the big convertibles and coupes on offer. Toward the lower end of the $200k– $250k pre-sale estimate, this should be considered well bought. ITALIAN #46-1951 SIATA DAINA 1400 Gran Sport roadster. S/N SL0208. Eng. # SL0264B. Yellow & black/black canvas/brown leather. Odo: 437 km. Excellent panel fit, very good paint shows light polish scratches. Chrome trim is excellent, but many pieces should actually be polished alloy instead. Very well-finished interior, in incorrect finishes. Fitted with later 5-speed gearbox. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $649,000. The high-performance Super Sport spec with dual carburetors and 5-speed gearbox combines with a stunning custom body to give this car a very special appeal to me. The design is full of details yet not fussy. Very well restored a number of years ago and very well maintained. Last sold at RM’s 2005 Monterey sale for $209k (SCM# 39218). Well bought and sold today. #117-1955 LANCIA AURELIA B24S SOLD AT $247,500. Very expensively and dramatically restored example of the “midrange” Siata, between the big 8V models and the small BC models. The seller, who restored the car, made the decision to take it “upmarket” with leather, carpet and chrome in place of the original vinyl, rubber and alloy. It’s a look, but not to the taste of all. Well sold. #128-1952 FERRARI 212 INTER coupe. S/N 0257EU. Eng. # 0257EU. Black & green/ green leather. Odo: 46,548 km. Excellent panel fit and paint. Chrome is very good, showing some scratches. Excellent interior, engine compartment presentation superb. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,787,500. One of six Spider America. S/N B24S1077. Eng. # B241098. Lancia Blu/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 26,213 km. Excellent panel fit. Very good paint shows light polish scratches. Very good bright trim, although two-piece side emblems are askew. Very good interior, with period auxiliary water-temperature gauge fitted. Some incorrect trim finishing. Very attractive #33-1954 ALFA ROMEO 1900C SS coupe. S/N AR1900C01742. Eng. # AR130800690. Silver/red leather. Odo: 65,424 km. Excellent panel fit. Paint is excellent as well, but shows a 1/4-inch dent in left front fender. Excellent chrome and alloy trim. Very good interior shows light use—as well as a stain on the left seat. Cond: 2+. BEST BUY corner for a while. Once again, we’ve smashed through a milestone, almost approaching $2m here. Compared with a BMW 507, this price is right. With the details still to be done on this very good example, the question remains, “How much for the perfect one?” #14-1956 FERRARI 410 SUPERAMERICA coupe. S/N 0475SA. Eng. # 0475SA. Red/beige leather. Odo: 30,581 miles. Excellent panel fit, except hood is a bit high. Very good paint shows some small touched-in chips and a few scratches. Very good chrome trim. The interior is nicely TOP 10 No. 4 broken in, but a bit soiled. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $3,300,000. This car is surprisingly large, but its size gives it great presence. Well restored and now appearing comfortably used, the perfect combination of former Pebble Beach entrant and Colorado Grand runner. Appropriately sold above the $2.75m high estimate. TOP 10 No. 2 #39-1958 FERRARI 250 GT Series I cabriolet. S/N 0791GT. Eng. # 0791GT. Dark blue/black canvas/pumpkin leather. Odo: 36,584 miles. Excellent panel fit, paint and chrome. Interior shows minor signs of use, with press-type control labels on dashboard. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $6,160,000. 14th of 40 built. A truly spectacular presentation of period accessory hard top. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $1,815,000. The Aurelia B24S Spider America is one of the most beautiful and capable sports cars of the ’50s and is in great demand for events. Prices have been steadily rising, with the $1m example just around the 104 a Series I cabriolet, which in my opinion is a far sexier car than the California Spyder. This one received disc brakes in 1962 and carries a replacement “outside plug” engine fitted by Chinetti in 1970. Neither change seemed to affect the bidding, which was strong. A change of heart in FerrariWorld? Well sold and not a bad buy, either. #147-1958 LANCIA AURELIA B20 GT coupe. S/N B20S1763. Eng. # B205409. White/blue vinyl & gray cloth. Odo: 47,069 miles. Excellent panel fit. Paint is largely original: checked, alligatored and cracked in many Sports Car Market

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Gooding & Co. Scottsdale, AZ areas. Chrome and alloy trim is generally good, although some alloy pieces have been chromed. Seats are good, some stretching and sagging visible on door panels, good instruments. Late ’60s Hitachi AM radio. Cond: 4+. faded. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $176,000. A stunningly presented example of the big 6-cylinder Alfa Touring convertible. These elegant and powerful cars are wonderful cruisers, and with Maserati 3500 Spiders at a minimum of $400k, they’re a great value. The most disturbing thing about this one was that it had been converted to Borrani wire wheels but carried a now completely unusable steel-wheel spare. It makes you wonder about other shortcuts. Well sold. SOLD AT $2,365,000. A 1961 London Show car, this special-bodied 250GT is a late-production example that was held by Pininfarina for a number of years. Very well presented, well bought below $2.4m low estimate. SOLD AT $187,000. The Aurelia B20 GT has lagged behind its open sisters, the B24 Spider and convertible, in value, despite its more impressive competition history and usability. Built in six series, the sweet spot has long been the 4th Series, which has the best mix of performance and refinement. If you don’t care about the most restrictive events, there’s little to complain about with a late car such as this one. Compared with previous prices, this seems high. We’ll have to watch the next. #127-1959 FIAT-ABARTH 750GT coupe. S/N 100585940. Eng. # 694213. Bright blue/black vinyl. Odo: 19,600 miles. Good panel fit, with most gaps a bit wide. Good paint shows some bubbling at top of left rear fender near door. Very good alloy trim, some pitting on chrome trim. Well-broken-in Zagato sport seats, chipped paint on interior hardware. Many missing small trim details. Plexiglas #129-1963 LANCIA FLAMINIA 3B coupe. S/N 823024872. Eng. # 823026523. Anthracite & black/natural leather. Odo: 137 km. Excellent panel fit and paint. Very good chrome and alloy trim, with some areas of fading and light scratches on windshield surround, some faded original badges. Interior is excellent, with some soiling on left kick panel. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $96,250. Big Lancia coupe launched in the late ’50s, based on the “Florida II” show car. Battista “Pinin” Farina’s favorite design and the inspiration for scores of coupes through the ’60s. These are rarely seen in the U.S.; this example was restored to a very high level by a noted shop. With prices of other Lancias going up, is this the new market here? Perhaps, but for now very well sold above $80k high estimate. #131-1964 ALFA ROMEO 2600 Spider. windshield. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $134,750. As prices have risen, the Abarth “Double Bubble” remains one of the most affordable handbuilt Italian cars, with a great performance history in Europe and America. As with many cars, one very important attribute of value is build date. The first of these cars in ’56 and ’57 are Mille-eligible. The most-available 1959s are not. This was a ’59, titled as a ’57. It sold on the high side for condition and year. #29-1961 FERRARI 250 GT Coupe Speciale. S/N 2821GT. Eng. # 2821. Light metallic blue/blue leather. Odo: 56,663 km. Excellent panel fit and paint. Chrome is very good but shows some light pitting under the plating on the rear bumper. Very good interior is just broken in. Cond: 2-. TOP 10 No. 10 106 S/N AR192790. Eng. # AR0060106686. Black/beige canvas/pumpkin leather. Odo: 96,420 km. Excellent panel fit. Very good paint shows light polish scratches. Generally good chrome, although some shows some scratching and pitting under plating. Very good seats lack rear vents. Dashboard cover is not french-stitched as original, gauge faces clumsy repair on left seat piping and an overfinished steering-wheel rim. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $88,000. The voluptuous form of the Fiat Dino Spider draws many in—only to be put off by the badge. More’s the shame, as they are fantastic cars. While many go only for the 2.4L, 2.0s like this one have their charms as well. Values have steadily risen, with the $100k mark being breached for good examples. This one was average—it sold in 1992 in Brookline, Sports Car Market damaged hood. Chrome is poor. Interior has surprisingly good seats. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $2,062,500. One of 100 330s built. Clearly a restoration project, in no way a preservation car. With a record set for this model last year at $1.9m for a perfect restoration (RM Fort Worth 2013, SCM# 216111), this purchase has to be viewed as somewhat exuberant. (See the profile, p. 68.) #103-1967 FIAT DINO Spider. S/N 135AS0000516. Red/black canvas/black vinyl. Odo: 83,106 km. Good panel fit, with left door out a bit at bottom and trunk fit a bit high. Good paint shows aging, with microblisters and polish scratches. 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Gooding & Co. Scottsdale, AZ MA, at $22k, rated a #3 (SCM# 19912). Today, still a #3, it did 4x the number. A bit well sold. #115-1971 ALFA ROMEO MONTREAL coupe. S/N AR1425803. Eng. # AR005640058. Red/black velour. Odo: 6,036 km. Excellent panel fit. Very good paint shows light polish scratches. Chrome and alloy trim is very good, with light scratches in places and the usual small pitting on door handles. Very good interior, with modern radio fitted. Alfa #11-1971 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe. S/N 14643. Eng. # B1312. Red/black leather. Odo: 37,185 miles. Very good panel fit, good paint and chrome. Moderate wear shows in very good interior, although soft $90k (SCM# 39207). What a difference color and a decade make. Sold correctly at high estimate. wheel rim is a bit crunchy. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $649,000. Formerly the property of Peter Mullin. It appeared to be a very nicely presented driver, well used and well maintained. The price achieved seems a bit high, but perhaps Daytonas are moving again after a bit of a plateau. Romeo Owner’s Club (AROC) multiple show winner. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $176,000. Well, it’s official—the Alfa Montreal is now a $100k car. We fans of the model have long believed it was seriously under-appreciated and too lightly valued. Owners of the best examples rarely offered them for sale. Now we have had the “breakout” transaction. This was a very good car, quite well presented, although not the crispest running I have experienced. Montreals aren’t now $176k cars every day—but the good ones aren’t $60k any more, either. #25-1973 FERRARI 246 GT DINO “chairs and flares” coupe. S/N 04946. Metallic Blue/biscuit leather. Odo: 804 miles. Excellent panel fit, very good paint, very good chrome. Only major flaw is a bit of wrinkled rear-window gasket rubber. Very good interior shows a bit of light wear on seats. Excellent dashboard and carpets. Becker Mexico cassette radio. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $473,000. Stunning color combination on very well-presented 2.4-L Dino coupe. Sold at RM’s 2005 Monterey sale when it was black, rated #3, for #109-1973 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO Spyder. S/N 05724. Rosso Rubino/biscuit leather. Odo: 50,510 miles. Excellent panel fit, paint and chrome. Interior too, is excellent, except that the mouse-fur dash covering is a bit thick. With a/c and power steering. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $429,000. Superbly restored Dino 246 GTS in a stunning color combination. It appears that the recent Dino frenzy has abated somewhat. This car brought a price in the upper estimate range and sold correctly. #59-1973 FIAT DINO 2400 coupe. S/N 135BC0004008. Silver/blue velour. Odo: 90,288 km. Very good panel fit. Good paint shows some stress cracking at A-pillars. Strange “Dino 246GT” decals added on front fenders. Bright trim is fair to good. Interior is generally good, with expected wear showing on driver’s seat and dry dashboard wood trim. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $55,000. The Bertone Fiat Dino coupe is elegant and handsome, very much the equal of the marvelous 2.4-L Ferrari engine that it carries. Many prefer the 2.4 over the earlier 2.0-L cars, if only because their engines were built in Maranello. (They do have a lot otherwise to recommend them as well.) You have to buy the best you can to avoid heartbreak. This mid-estimate car seemed okay—but some details raised questions. Well sold. 108 Sports Car Market

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Fresh Meat by Chad Tyson Gooding & Co. Scottsdale, AZ Online sales of contemporary cars 2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP7004 roadster #43-1979 FERRARI 512 BB coupe. S/N F102BB27167. Eng. # F102B00000375. Red/black leather. Odo: 15,706 km. Excellent panel fit. Good paint shows some sinkage and light scratches. Very good black trim. Seats are creased, with some notable wear on left side of driver’s seat. Scratched leather sills. Blaupunkt remote-control radio. Cond: 3+. SOLD Date sold: 01/28/2014 eBay auction ID: 121260450587 Seller’s eBay ID: lamborghinidallas Sale type: Used car with 2,617 miles VIN: ZHWUR1ZD9ELA02185 Details: Nero Aldebaran over black and yellow leather; 6.5-liter V12 rated at 700 hp, 7-speed auto, AWD Sale result: $549,999, Buy It Now, sf 183 MSRP: $441,600 (base) Other current offering: Lamborghini Las Vegas in Henderson, NV, asking $615,375 for a 900-mile, Verde Ithaca over black leather 2014 LP700-4 roadster. 2013 McLaren MP4-12C coupe AT $187,000. Carburetor-equipped model, “federalized” by Amerispec when new-ish; very low mileage. The Berlinetta Boxer, especially in carburetor form, has become much more desirable in recent years. Finding a good one in the U.S. (where they were never imported) can be a challenge. That this one has been here for as long as it has was a real plus. The buyer bought well. #7-1985 FERRARI 288 GTO coupe. S/N Date sold: 01/27/2014 eBay auction ID: 171223384122 Seller’s eBay ID: mercedesbenzofhoustonnorth Sale type: Used car with 4,334 miles VIN: SBM11BAA7DW002584 Details: White over black leather; 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 rated at 616 hp, 7-speed auto, RWD Sale result: $222,322, 23 bids, sf 334 MSRP: $310,000 (as equipped) Other current offering: McLaren Philadelphia in West Chester, PA, offering a white over red and black leather 2013 MP4-12C coupe with 80 miles for $234,995. 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith ZFFPA16B000052475. Red/black. Odo: 31,534 miles. Very good panel fit, very good paint shows a few small touched-in chips on nose. Very good trim. Interior shows light evidence of use. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $1,402,500. and light wear on seat edges. Excellent instruments. Semi-automatic 2-speed gearbox. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $550,000. The Cunningham factory demonstrator for a time, restored to a very good level without bumpers. Now showing a bit of aging, still presents well. Semi-automatic 2-speed gearbox an interesting feature. C-3s are rare and important cars, welcome everywhere in driving and show events. Market-correct price for a good-looking driver. The first of the modern series of factory hot rods, the 288 GTO is highly regarded by drivers and has developed a good following. This car was both U.S. DOT and California BAR compliant. As such the price paid was correct, even a bit of a bargain despite the mileage covered. Date sold: 01/21/2014 eBay auction ID: 261376459804 Seller’s eBay ID: bentleylamborghinigoldcoast Sale type: Used car with 150 miles VIN: SCA665C59EUX84294 Details: Jubilee Silver over Seashell and black leather; 6.6-liter, twin-turbocharged V12 rated at 624 hp; 8-speed auto, RWD Sale result: $369,000, Buy It Now, sf 93 MSRP: $284,900 (base) Other current offering: Steve Foley Cadillac in Northbrook, IL, asking $353,950 for a 7-mile, Midnight Sapphire over Seashell leather 2014 Wraith. ♦ 110 AMERICAN #19-1903 CADILLAC MODEL A ton- #105-2005 FORD GT coupe. S/N 1FAFP90S35Y401312. White/blue/black leather. Odo: 563 miles. Very good panel fit, as per build. Excellent paint shows very light polish scratches. Excellent trim. Interior shows only light use on driver’s seat, otherwise as new. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $258,500. An as-new neau. S/N 644. Eng. # 851. Black/black leather. RHD. Beautiful early Cadillac, finished to beyond-perfect condition. Excellent panel fit and paint, very good bright trim. Very well-upholstered seats. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $178,750. London-to-Brighton eligible, but hard to imagine it working for a living, looking as it does like a fashion model. Sold above $130k high estimate thanks to the superb finishes. Well sold. #21-1952 CUNNINGHAM C-3 coupe. S/N 5210. Eng. # C5288717. Two-tone blue/blue leather. Odo: 2,978 miles. 331-ci V8, 4x1-bbl, auto. Very good panel fit. Good paint shows some light scratches and small rubs. Very good chrome overall, with some waviness in areas, light pitting on vent frames. No bumpers. Interior is generally well finished, with some sagging on the door panels Ford GT, in classic white/blue combination. The GT is acknowledged as a “modern classic” which has retained its value well. Prices seem to be on a plateau at the moment. Whether the “no miles” cars appreciate more quickly than the sensibly driven examples remains to be seen. I say drive it. © Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Phoenix, AZ RM Auctions — Phoenix 2014 The $8.8m 1958 250 GT LWB California Spyder offered track-worthy performance but would be equally stunning on the Pacific Coast Highway Company RM Auctions Date January 16–17, 2014 Location Phoenix, AZ Auctioneer Max Girardo Automotive lots sold/offered 108/126 Sales rate 86% Sales total $45,563,450 High sale 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder, sold at $8,800,000 Rolling art—1952 Mercedes-Benz 220A “Earthly Paradise” cabriolet, sold at $187,000 Report and photos by Carl Bomstead Market opinions in italics translating to an 86% sell-through rate. Eleven Ferraris were offered, including the catalog R cover car: a 1958 250 GT LWB California Spyder that realized $8.8m. As it shared many components with the famed 250 GT “Tour de France,” it offered track-worthy performance, but in its Spyder configuration, it would be equally stunning touring the Pacific Coast Highway. One of 14 constructed during 1958, it was well documented and was equipped with the desirable covered headlamps. It was the most expensive car of Arizona auction week. M Auctions returned to its two-day format for this January’s sale, held at the famed Arizona Biltmore. The auction house offered 126 vehicles, and an impressive 108 found new homes, A very respectable Dino sold for $352k — market-correct today, but it seems like not that many years ago high five figures was all the money. A ’63 Lusso finished in a delightful shade of burgundy with tan Connolly leather interior realized $2.5m and would be a welcome addition to any collection. There was, of course, the obligatory pair of 300SLs on offer. These cars continue to be the “gold standard” for car collectors, and the price guides can’t be printed fast enough to keep up with their ever-rising prices. RM offered both a Gullwing and a Roadster, and they sold for the now market-correct six figures. The surprise was the 1961 “little brother” 190SL that realized $264k. It was fin- ished in the unusual but stunning livery of Tunis Beige with black leather interior and was complete with black fitted luggage. It was restored to perfection, a financial undertaking that would have not been feasible when 190SLs were selling in the high five figures. In this case the rising 300SL tide is certainly lifting the 190s right along with them. Post-war American cars did well for the most part. A 1963 Thunderbird M-code Sports Roadster, one of only 37 built, sold for a respectable $85k, and a 1953 Packard Caribbean sold for $94k — one of the higher sales of late. A 1963 Split-Window Fuelie in sparkling Daytona Blue caught my in the Arizona sun. It had correct T-3 headlamps and all the correct stencil and chalk marks. It caught a few other eyes as well, and it realized $237k. Most of the offerings sold for near or above 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder, sold at $8,800,000 112 the high estimates. The overall total hit an alltime high for this sale, even surpassing the $36m earned last year. You can’t argue with $10m and 25% growth. ♦ $50m $40m $30m $20m $10m 0 Sports Car Market 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 Sales Totals Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices

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RM Auctions Phoenix, AZ FRENCH #25-1930 BUGATTI TYPE 35B Grand Prix. S/N 4948. Eng. # 200T. Dark blue/black leather. RHD. Extensive early racing history and entered in 1930 Monaco Grand Prix. Had top speed of 125 mph. After the war, arrived in U.S. in boxes. Original curved frame rails sold and later restored with remaining pieces and Falaschi designs. Equipped with Cotel pre-select transmission and fold-down windshield. A few minor paint nicks are the only issue noted. Elegant interior. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $544,500. Last seen at RM’s 2012 Monterey sale, where it failed to sell at $1.1m (SCM# 209679). That was an expensive mistake for the seller, as he left a cool half million bucks on the table. Well bought. #50-1938 BUGATTI TYPE 57 Stelvio cabriolet. S/N 57569. Red & black/black fabric/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 15,567 km. Desirable and sporting bodystyle with faired-in headlamps. Wears an older but well-maintained restoration. Pinstriping not traditional on Bugattis; engine turning on firewall larger parts. Recently re-restored by noted Bugatti specialist. Wonderful car for vintage racing and touring. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $638,000. The value of all Bugattis continues to escalate, and one with a documented race history is very desirable. Price paid is well within reason, and I hope to see it on the grid at Monterey. #99-1935 HISPANO-SUIZA J12 Type 68 cabriolet de ville. S/N 13506. Black/black fabric/Oxblood leather. Odo: 937 km. An imposing car with massive 9,424-cc V12 motor. Rides on 158-inch wheelbase. Rather plain wood dash seems less than elegant. Rear compartment with twin cabinets and striking red leather. A few issues with paint. Rather under- than normal. New block installed with original components rebuilt. Interior in good order, as is paintwork. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $962,500. This Type 57 was last seen at RM’s 2011 Monterey sale, where it realized $693k (SCM# 183137). Driven but a few miles since, it realized a handsome profit for the seller. Even so, price paid is in line with the appreciating Bugatti market. GERMAN #49-1939 BMW 327/28 coupe. S/N 74- stated coachwork for a Hispano. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,045,000. Coachwork previously attributed to Saoutchik; recently found 1976 letter from previous owner indicates coachwork by Rippon Brothers. This was last seen at RM’s 2011 Cernobbio sale, where it realized $759k (SCM# 177915). Seller did well in short period of ownership. BEST BUY #40-1936 DELAGE D-6 70 Milford cabriolet. S/N 50607. Blue & white/ blue fabric/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 19,632 km. A fully documented and recently restored Delage with unusual three-position Milford top. One of the more refined Figoni et 509. Two-tone gray/gray leather. Odo: 1,706 km. After 1938, the powerful 328 motor was available in the 327; thus, the 327/28 designation. Older restoration is holding up well. Original 328 motor replaced with identical raced in Italy in early years. Complete with correct belly pans, tool roll and fitted luggage. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,292,500. These continue to be the gold standard with no end in sight. Quality examples are seven figures and climbing. With the Rudge wheels, this will seem like a bargain in a few years. #2-1957 BMW ISETTA 300 microcar. S/N 501377. Blue & gray/canvas/white & blue vinyl. Odo: 564 miles. Restored a few years ago and finished in Bavarian Blue and Cortina White. Still very sharp all around. Has sliding windows and dual rear wheels for stability. sale. Has been properly maintained and is in excellent condition. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $187,000. Do you actually drive a work of art? I guess that’s part of the idea, but you would certainly attract a crowd. Its value as an art object is different from its value as a collector car. Seemed like a fair transaction. #83-1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing. S/N 1900406500052. Silver/blue leather. Odo: 89,341 miles. This example built for display at 1956 Turin Auto Salon. Recent restoration to highest standard. Equipped with desirable Rudge wheels. Thought to have and finished in white matte acrylic prior to being hand-painted. Rarely offered for public unit at that time. Powerful, attractive and very driveable. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $176,000. Price paid was on the money, dead in the middle of the $150k–$200k estimate range. All should be happy here, and new owner has a fun driver. #109-1952 MERCEDES-BENZ 220A “Earthly Paradise” cabriolet. S/N 2201870120292952. Painted flowers/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 58,716 miles. An original work of art by Hiro Yamagata from his “Earthly Paradise” series. Said to be one of about three dozen 220As that he has done. Fully restored 114 Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $30,250. Renzo Rivolta sold design and tooling for Isetta to BMW in 1954 while licensing many others. BMW built about 160,000 examples. One of these seems Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Phoenix, AZ to show up at most every auction, and the prices are fairly predictable. This was a wellpresented example and sold for the expected amount. #20-1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 1980428500244. Eng. # 1989808500245. Light blue/red leather. Odo: 16,440 miles. List price of $11k when new. Restored in the Netherlands in original livery with Euro headlamps added. Re-restored by 300SL specialists Rudi & Company. Fitted with two-piece luggage set, tool roll and standard. Complete with both tops, tool kit and fitted luggage. Undercoating in fender wells and welting added on splash pans. Nothing to fault here and as good as it gets. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $264,000. Spectacular and finished in an unusual but very attractive shade of Tunis Beige. Nearly a record price, but not quite: Another 190 sold for $269,500 at RM Monterey in August (SCM# 227372). This may very well soon be the new norm. #51-1961 PORSCHE 718 RS 61 Spyder. S/N 718066. Silver/red leather. A no-questions RS 61. Extensive race history with 7th overall finish at 1961 12 Hours of Sebring. Recently restored and stated to be ready for vintage racing. Said to be one of only 14 RS 61s constructed. Fully docu- TOP 10 No. 7 Becker Mexico radio. A striking numbersmatching example finished in an unusual but correct color. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,045,000. Six figures is now the norm for 300SL Roadsters and they continue to be money in the bank. No sign of these cooling off. If anything, bought for slightly under the money. #12-1959 BMW ISETTA 600 microcar. S/N 133119. Blue & white/tan vinyl. Odo: 20,019 miles. The 600 had double the horsepower of the 300, and the wheelbase was about 10 inches longer, but even so, 60 mph was a stretch. With the 10-inch wheels, ride is a little rough. Recent restoration to original condition. Equipped with wind wings and sun- AT $126,500. Momentum investment of the month. A powerful and striking package. CARFAX showed numerous owners, several with very brief ownership, which raised some eyebrows. As such, I think price paid was full retail for an example with 57k miles. ITALIAN #103-1953 FIAT 8V Ghia coupe. S/N 106000042. Silver/red leather. Odo: 42,992 miles. One of only 114 8Vs (or “Otto Vu”) produced. Said to be one of 15 with custom coachwork by Ghia and the only non-Supersonic; unique Boano design instead. Brought to U.S. in 1957 and present engine installed. Restored in late 1990s to high standard. Appeared at Pebble, Quail and 2nd in class at mented history. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $2,750,000. When a well-documented and limited-production Porsche racing machine comes to market, the pricing quickly jumps to seven figures. That was the case here, and the price paid was well within reason. #78-1961 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER 23-window Samba bus. S/N 704734. Sealing Wax Red & white/gray fabric. Odo: 8,932 miles. A California VW bus with desirable 23-window configuration. Features skylights and sliding sunroof. Has walk- Villa d’Este. Minor signs of use but a stunning and rare Fiat 8V. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $946,000. A unique Fiat that will be welcomed at any concours or driving event. Sold not that long ago at RM’s 2009 London sale for $565k (SCM# 152481). Price paid was well within reason for the current market, so all should be content here. Well bought and sold. roof. Only about 35,000 produced and few survive. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $63,250. This was last seen five short months ago at Mecum’s August 2013 sale, where it sold for $49k (SCM# 230498). Seller realized a handsome profit when two bidders just had to have this well-restored example. Far and away the highest price for a 600 I could find. #84-1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 1210401002544. Tunis Beige/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 99 miles. Comprehensive restoration to exacting #37-1953 SIATA 208S roadster. S/N BS509. Eng. # BS073. Black/black fabric/ black leather. One of 36 Siata 208s produced. Original Fiat 8V motor replaced with Shelby Competition Cobra V8 with dual quads and T-10 transmission. Featured as the “SiataFord” in November 1964 Sports Car Graphic. Original engine included. Recent two-year res- through front seats. A presentable restoration but not over-the-top as some. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $82,500. Every so often one of these sells in the six figures (like the one across town at Gooding at $140k). I’m sure the seller was looking for that sort of figure, but considering the quality of the restoration, price paid was fair. #8-1989 PORSCHE 911 Carrera Speed- ster. S/N WPOEB0916KS173315. Eng. # 65K05823. Black/black fabric/beige leather. Odo: 57,779 miles. Produced in two versions; this is the Turbo-look “wide body.” Only 2,065 produced, with 830 wide bodies reportedly destined for U.S. Optioned with air and stereo. Paint acceptable and leather interior with mild patina. Engine clean with no leaks or streaks. Fully documented. Cond: 2. SOLD 116 toration to high standard. Well documented with only four owners from new. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $1,000,000. The SCM Pocket Price Guide values a stock 208S at $695k– $1.2m, so the high bid here confirms that the bidders understood the significance of the car and weren’t penalizing the engine swap. The pre-sale estimate of $1.3m–$1.6m, however, indicates that the seller was expecting something more. Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Phoenix, AZ #119-1957 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA Spider. S/N 149502134. Eng. # 131541926. Red/black leather. Odo: 40,118 miles. A wellmaintained example that received a respray in original red. Also received new top and seating with red piping. Engine clean and tidy. #89-1963 FERRARI 250 GT/L Lusso coupe. S/N 5215GT. Burgundy/tan leather. Odo: 69,873 miles. A very desirable Lusso (or “luxury”) Ferrari. Restored in the mid-2000s to impeccable standard. The 168th of only 350 produced. Often said to be the most beautiful Ferrari of all. A stunning, numbers-matching, no-questions example. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $2,447,500. Seems like TOP 10 No. 9 #19-1972 FERRARI 246 GTS Dino Spy- der. S/N 04268. Eng. # 0010130. Giallo Fly/ black leather. Odo: 48,325 miles. Equipped with air and power windows. Recent engineout restoration with new interior. California car with two owners from new. A very striking Brightwork with a few issues. Popular Pininfarina design. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $68,750. A fun driver acquired at a very favorable price. Issues can be addressed over time, so put the rubber on the road. TOP 10 No. 1 #112-1958 FERRARI 250 GT LWB California Spyder. S/N 1055GT. Eng. # 1055GT. Red/black leather. Odo: 2,738 miles. The 11th of 42 LWB Cal Spyders produced. Matching numbers with covered headlamps. Restored in 1994 with engine rebuild a few years later. Recent fresh service. A not all that many years ago the market for a Lusso was well under seven figures, as when this example sold at Gooding’s 2009 Scottsdale auction for $704k and was considered market-priced (SCM# 119129). That was then. This is now. Price paid here is the new market for an example with condition and provenance. Expensive, but wait a few years and all will be forgotten. #100-1966 FERRARI 275 GTB “longnose” coupe. S/N 8349. Eng. # 8349. Briggs Cunningham Blue/blue leather. Odo: 64,418 km. Older restoration that has stood the test of time. Has a mild and pleasing patina. One of about 205 “longnose” 275 GTBs. Respray in unusual shade of light blue. Complete with example. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $352,000. Ferrari Dinos continue to march up the charts, and this example sold for the new market-correct price. Not that long ago these were under six figures and were considered the Ferrari stepchild. No longer! #106-1973 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe. S/N 16355. Eng. # 16355. Rosso Corsa/black leather. Odo: 41,817 km. A Eurospec Daytona with matching numbers and less than 26,000 miles on the clock. Equipped with Borrani wires and factory air. Original interior in exceptional condition, and mouse-hair dash no-questions example of one of the most desirable Ferraris. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $8,800,000. How much is too much for a documented and desirable 250 California Spyder? Price paid here is adult money but could have gone further without question. As is, fair all around. The biggest sale of Arizona auction week 2014. #34-1962 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER 2000. S/N AR1020403061. Eng. # AR0020403313. Aqua/tan vinyl. Odo: 54,243 miles. Attractive styling, body by Touring. Uprated Sprint motor with replacement dual Webers. 98-inch wheelbase. Euro hood, side stripes and Blaupunkt radio, but U.S. delivery. Recent respray tool roll and Ferrari Classiche certification. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,815,000. The 275 GTB was the first Ferrari with four-wheel independent suspension. This well-preserved example sold for a very realistic number. All should be happy here. #16-1967 FERRARI 275 GTB/4 coupe. S/N 10257. Eng. # 10257. Rosso Corsa/black leather. Odo: 89,368 km. Restored in the ’90s and properly maintained and serviced since. Once part of the Nicolas Cage Collection. Body is straight and solid with uniform gaps. Paint shows mild wear but overall very good. Engine clean and tidy. Seating with mild pa- is in good order. Recent respray in Rosso Corsa. Complete with books and tools. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $555,500. Daytonas continue to be celebrated for their driving characteristics, and the values have been appreciating appropriately. This example sold for the new market-correct price, with the low miles giving it a boost. Fair all around. AMERICAN #22-1930 DUESENBERG MODEL J disappearing-top convertible. S/N 2388. Eng. # J357. Black/tan fabric/black leather. Odo: 35,597 miles. One of only about 25 “disappearing top” coupes produced by Murphy. Known history from new. Has been sorted out, but basically a very original example. Most of the paint and interior is as born. Miles are ac- and some new plating. Very nice interior and new top. A stylish driver. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $121,000. Very desirable body style that is ready for the road. Bidders were willing to pay a premium for this dialed-in Alfa, and I don’t think the upcharge was out of line. 118 tina. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $2,850,000. A sought-after Ferrari that was well presented. High bid just $50k shy of the pre-sale estimate should have been close enough to put something together. tual. One of the most elegant Duesenbergs produced. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $2,200,000. A known commodity, as this Murphy Duesenberg has been frequently driven and is certified by the ACD Club. Hope the new owner keeps it Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Phoenix, AZ as-is and continues the tradition of exercising it on the open road. #59-1930 PACKARD EIGHT 734 replica speedster. S/N 184029. Eng. # 184015. Blue/ tan canvas/blue leather. A re-creation of a Packard 734 speedster built in Portland, OR, in the ’80s. Not a real 734 part anywhere on the car. Somehow received an AACA 1st in 1988, but not allowed on CCCA judging field merous awards in the trunk. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $418,000. One of the most attractive of all Packard bodystyles and powered by the famed Packard Twelve. Quality Full Classics have been appreciating of late, and this sale follows the trend. A quality Packard bought at the current market price. #53-1935 LINCOLN MODEL K con- vertible. S/N K3872. Yellow/tan canvas/ brown leather. Odo: 225 miles. Said to be one of only 30 examples produced by LeBaron in this body style, this being the 11th. One of but a few to have survived. Benefits from a through and comprehensive restoration. Engine bay sparkles. Bold livery not to every- or on CARavans. Restoration now starting to unwind. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $165,000. Last seen at B-J’s January 2012 sale, where it realized $220,000 (SCM# 193988). Prior to that, five appearances at auction since 2004 feels like musical chairs. Hope it finds a permanent home soon. #81-1932 STUTZ DV32 convertible se- dan. S/N DV421450. Eng. # DV33165. Black/ tan fabric/brown leather. Odo: 63,086 miles. A very original example with known history from new. Wears original paint and upholstery. Also retains original wood and LeBaron body tag. Appears in Rasmussen book The Survi- one’s taste. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $242,000. This was last seen at RM’s January 2010 Arizona sale, where it realized $209k (SCM# 156894). Driven sparingly in intervening years. Price paid here reflects the strengthening market for the larger Full Classics and is well within reason. Now just get out and enjoy the open road! #56-1938 PACKARD TWELVE 1608 convertible. S/N 11532019. Black/black fabric/red leather. Odo: 971 miles. An elegant 12-cylinder Packard that has a backseat full of awards. Black livery glistens in the Arizona sun. Red leather interior with red piping accenting top. Equipped with heater, radio, divi- vors: American Classic Cars. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $154,000. “Original but once” applies here, and ready for the Preservation Class at any major concours. Would be a crime to restore this wonderful Stutz. Price paid was well within reason and leaning toward well bought. #14-1933 PACKARD TWELVE 1005 roadster. S/N 63960. Eng. # 9010157. Red/tan canvas/beige leather. Odo: 71 miles. Packard 12 reintroduced in 1933, although mechanically same as Twin Six predecessor. Said to be only 520 Twelves produced in 1933. Only about 50 convertible coupes with the V12 built, with this being the last one produced. Wears an older restoration that is holding up well. Very pleasing color combination and nu- sion window and rear seat radio controls. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $198,000. Stunning presentation with little to fault. This wonderful Packard sold for a slight but deserved premium. New owner can continue to show the car or enjoy touring in style. All should be pleased here. #121-1941 CADILLAC SERIES 62 con- vertible. S/N 8342326. Tuxedo Black/tan Haartz cloth/red leather. Odo: 702 miles. A stunning restoration with less than 800 miles on the clock since. All tags in place. Correct date-coded glass. Special-order painted dash and optional radio. No fog lamps. Wonderful Tuxedo Black paint with contrasting red leather. Full CCCA Classic. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $132,000. Appears to be a record price for a 1941 Series 62 convertible, but this must April 2014 119

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Glovebox Notes 2014 Kia Forte EX GDI sedan RM Auctions Phoenix, AZ A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM garage. HHHHH is best. older restoration that still shows well with its Eldorado-only Hampton Green livery. Equipped with optional Autronic Eye. Air sus- also be one of the best around. These are wonderful tour cars, but the cost per mile of driving may be excessive. Price as tested: $25,400 Equipment: 2.0-liter CVVT I4, 6-sp auto EPA mileage: 24/36 Likes: The longer, lower and wider redesign is a big improvement over the outgoing model. Smooth, refined 2.0-liter power matches the old 2.4-liter output (173 hp). Excellent brakes. In a cold snap (or places where it normally gets cold) heated seats and steering wheel are great to have on hand. The option package that comes with the LX doesn’t leave me wanting. Highway noise is low — I can converse with a passenger at speed without raising my voice. I also didn’t need to blast the stereo to drown out tire drone. Dislikes: Abyss sounds deep and dark, but this Abyss Blue is a lot closer to GM’s old Marina Blue than anything from the depths of the ocean. Don’t call it that, Kia. The electric power steering can be switched between Normal, Comfort and Sport modes. It’s similar to picking between three similar shades of beige paint. They’re all about the same in terms of feedback — there is little. Power is adequate, but more is usually better. Fun to drive: HHH Fun to look at: HHH Overall experience: HHH Verdict: A must-drive for anyone looking at sub-$30k sedans. Kia has figured out their cars need to be people pleasers. It drives without much thought or effort, which makes it ideal for commuting (along with the satellite radio). They package the convenient goodies (autodimming mirrors, seat heaters, infotainment system, brighter lights, etc.) together with the EX, while making a lot of it optional for the base LX. Now if there was only some way to convince Kia to put a turbocharger in the Forte. — Chad Tyson #102-1946 FORD SUPER DELUXE Sportsman convertible. S/N 99A1224940. Dynamic Maroon/tan fabric/tan leather. Odo: 80,866 miles. 239-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. A correct restoration of a desirable Ford woodie. 2012 Dearborn award at Western National Meet. Engine compartment finished to perfection pension replaced with modern unit, but original system with car. Has parade boot. Very attractive metallic green interior. Strong presentation. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $176,000. The ’59 Cadillac had the tallest fins ever installed on an American car, along with gobs of chrome. Love ’em or hate ’em, those that do love them usually pay a touch more than this, so call it well bought. #61-1959 EDSEL CORSAIR convertible. S/N W9UR705884. Twilight Turquoise/white vinyl/turquoise & white vinyl. Odo: 22,632 miles. 361-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. The Corsair was the top-of-the-line offering. This example equipped with Super Express V8 and Continental kit. Older restoration has been well maintained. Correct white air cleaner and valve covers. Minor scratching on trim. Lack- with 59AB motor in correct blue paint. Door fit off slightly, as most are. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $170,000. Rare car with limited survival rate. Can’t fault the seller for not taking the offer, as an example in this condition should bring close to $200k. Condition was there, but buyer was not in the room this time out. #66-1950 HUDSON COMMODORE Eight convertible. S/N 50490375. Champagne Silver Pearl/black canvas/brown leather. Odo: 72,727 miles. 254-ci I8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. A recently restored step-down Hudson. Equipped with power top and windows, as well as sun visor and overdrive. Thought that only 425 ing a/c. Period colors. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $49,500. Last seen at RM’s August 2007 Rochester sale, where it sold for $55k (SCM# 46031). Seller is now most likely hearing all kinds of comments on how he has joined the long list of people who lost money on Edsels. Kidding aside, he had six years of fun for not a lot of money, so just smile and move on. #42-2005 FORD GT coupe. S/N 1AFP90S85Y400057. Red/black leather. Odo: 5,100 miles. 5.4-L supercharged V8, 6-sp. The 57th GT built with all four options, plus a factory-approved upgraded exhaust. Received 5,000-mile service. Properly maintained with were produced. Trim a bit tired, but paint and interior very attractive. A very desirable Hudson. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $46,750. Post-war Hudsons have a following, and this example could have done another $20k without question. Attractive colors and a solid restoration make a strong package. Well bought. #79-1959 CADILLAC ELDORADO Biarritz convertible. S/N 59E039718. Hampton Green/white acrylic/green leather. Odo: 80,496 miles. 390-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. An 120 paint, interior and engine compartment in asnew condition. Striking with nothing to fault. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $225,500. An iconic American supercar that follows in the legend of the GT40. An equally nice example sold across town at Gooding for $258,500, so call this one well bought. © Sports Car Market courtesy of KIA Motors

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Bonhams Scottsdale, AZ Bonhams — Scottsdale 2014 Bonhams sold nearly $25 million in product — nearly double last year’s results and four times their first Scottsdale effort in 2012 Company Bonhams Date January 16, 2014 Location Scottsdale, AZ Auctioneers Malcolm Barber, Rupert Banner Automotive lots sold/offered 87/101 Sales rate 86% Sales total $23,514,700 High sale 1951 Ferrari 212 Export coupe, sold at $3,190,000 Buyer’s premium 1951 Ferrari 212 Export coupe, sold at $3,190,000 Report and photos by John L. Stein Market opinions in italics T he nasty polar vortex crippling much of the nation had little sway in sunny Scottsdale in January — other than keeping some attendees snowbound at home, rather than enjoying sunshine, cacti and cars. Unlike most of the auctions packed into the burgeoning Scottsdale week, all of Bonhams’ 101 vehicles and 99 memorabilia lots were offered midday on a Thursday — not what you’d generally think of as prime time, but it was a winning setup in Scottsdale. In fact, in just six hours Bonhams sold nearly $25 million worth of product — a figure nearly double last year’s take and four times that of its first Scottsdale appearance in 2012. At the high end, six cars sold for over $1m, with two of them pulling over $3m. These included a 1951 Ferrari 212 Export, dubbed “The Tailor’s Car” for its early life with Italian clothier and racer Augusto Caraceni, and a lithe black 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Supercharged Zagato Spider, which sold for $3.1m (see the profile, p. 74). Surprising many with its rapid uptick, a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C commanded $2.6m — double what it might have a couple of years ago. The three final $1m-plus cars included a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing at $1.1m, a 1961 300SL Roadster at $1.2m and a big black 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K phaeton at $1.4m. It’s worth pointing out that of these seven-digit cars, the podium was all Italian, followed by three Germans in a row. The closest British car was a 1947 Bentley Mk VI coupe at $605k, and the highest-grossing Yankee machine was a 1935 Auburn 851 Supercharged Boattail Speedster at $468k (see the profile, p. 78). Light attendance during the Bonhams preview day allowed calm perusing of the lots. On the grass midway between two display tents were two early Porsche 911s: a first-year-in-the-U.S. 1965 model fresh from an East Coast barn, and a restored 1967 911. Both looked so right, the former a nearly untouched three-owner original on a slow descent into decay, and the latter a beautiful re-do that I rated a 1-. After seeing what derelict 300SLs and Ferrari 250s have done at other auctions, it wasn’t surprising that the barnfresh ’65 911 out-pulled the restored ’67, at $116,600 versus $115,500, respectively. Granted, the ’65 is a more desirable model, but I still found the parity of grubby and near-perfect examples instructive. It would be inappropriate to compare Bonhams’ six-hour Enjoying January sun 122 auction with Barrett-Jackson’s six-day “lifestyle event,” but still — this sale reminds us that, just like the Fiat Jolly and Lotus Elise, good auctions come in small packages too. ♦ Sales Totals $30m $25m $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 Sports Car Market 2014 2013 2012 10%, included in sold prices

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Bonhams Scottsdale, AZ ENGLISH #153-1950 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/N 670405. Silver/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 80,674 miles. Presents as a surviving original, barely driver-caliber. Paint problems throughout with small areas of rust, although the bubbling is of little concern. British Columbia plated and currently registered. Chrome exhaust tips are heat-discolored from where the cutoff wheels sliced them off—a shabby signature for a cheap fix. Very old and cracked windshield gasket is probably the derful paint and overall presentation of what is represented as a U.S. LHD car, delivered new to a dealer in Southern California. Trim mostly nice, although fiberglass hood, trunk lid and doors do not fit quite right. New gas cap. Overall presents as a new car. Cond: 1-. older trim, bumpers are flawed. Passenger’s door is chipped. Hood vents have paint chips surrounding openings. Incorrect-looking wipers. New-appearing Panasport wheels and BFG radials. Dirty trunk interior with old steel spare and new DieHard battery. Later white California vanity plate reads “FUN KAT,” last registered in 2008. Very nice interior is much original. Old bias-ply tires appropriate for car. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $72,600. This XK looked one step above a barn find, but its current registration tag suggested that it may actually be somewhat better off. Choice 1: Make it safe and reliable, and then enjoy as-is, or 2: Do everything, all-in, 100%. I love the honest patina of a genuine survivor, and this one appealed to me just as it sat. With a thorough once-over, you can enjoy it for years in its present state without worry—and then restore later if you feel like it. Well enough bought. #201-1955 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100 BN1 Competition Special roadster. S/N BN1L225005. Eng. # 1B225005M. Silver/silver hard top/orange & gray vinyl. This production BN1 was reworked to resemble a factory rally car in one man’s interpretation of the ultimate Austin-Healey 100. Comprehensive rework includes alloy body panels, knockoff wheels, Lucas headlights and a pair of driving lights. Fourteen-year-old build still looks fresh today, with just a few minor issues visible, including SOLD AT $97,900. Last sold for $94k at Gooding’s 2012 Pebble Beach sale (SCM# 212019). Simply elegant in its white/black color combination, this Elite appeared absolutely tiny next to a Volkswagen Karmann Ghia and Austin-Healey 100 on the auction lawn. The contrast was a clear reminder of builder Colin Chapman’s commitment to “lightness.” Elites are fairly rare to see nowadays, and finding one this nicely redone was a treat. The buyer should be delighted, as it may be some time before another one this good presents itself. Well bought. (See the profile, p. 70.) #144-1966 LOTUS CORTINA Mk I 2-dr sedan. S/N BA74FM59831. Ermine White & Sherwood Green/black vinyl. Odo: 89,323 miles. A veteran race car with the stone chips on the body to prove it. Under the hood are side-draft Webers with Aeroquip fittings, modern hose clamps, a shock-tower brace, newer wiring and throttle cable. The engine bay is missing its original windshield-washer bottle, although the plastic lines and cap are still there. No real loss, because there are no windshield wipers to wipe away the fluid anyway. better than expected, given exterior condition. Excellent gauges. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $55,000. A B-grade exterior restoration perhaps held down the final price here, but on the positive side the new owner can use and enjoy this otherwise solid Series I Tiger with little concern. The removable steel factory hard top is a nice additional feature, and the modern wheels and tires detract little if any from the overall presentation or usability. Altogether a reasonable price for a nicely kept early Tiger. GERMAN #167-1936 MERCEDES-BENZ 500K sports phaeton. S/N 209421. Eng. # 123724. Black/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 36,999 km. Nice steel body panels, tarnished fasteners and chrome in various locations. European license plate in front, no plate in rear. Very tired front seats, newer-looking rear clashes. Germanmarket radio and non-functioning chronometer apparently later additions. Top appears to be of newer material. Checked older General tires crazing of rear Plexiglas window, scuff marks on the driver’s seat. No side mirrors or seatbelts. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $136,400. Since the rise in value for big Healeys, not many people would undertake this kind of conversion when they could safely restore a car to stock. But the longtime owner of this one rolled the dice, and the result is a really attractive and usable car. The fact that it is neither a Works racer nor a stock BN1 did not dissuade bidders. Well sold. BEST BUY 124 #189-1960 LOTUS ELITE Series II coupe. S/N 1296. Eng. # 8863. White/ black vinyl. Odo: 5,475 miles. Won- Inside are a bolt-in cage, a fire bottle, and racing buckets with five-point harnesses above a dirty floor. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $55,000. This longtime racer has had all the hard work done by someone else, so the new owner might realistically go ahead and enter a vintage race next weekend. (The somewhat disheveled appearance warrants a thorough safety check, of course, along with fluid and tire changes.) But where are all the stock parts if the new owner wants to restore it? Well, the catalog says the car was years ago “reshelled” because “the original body was tired,” so probably not much point in trying. Extremely well sold. #136-1966 SUNBEAM TIGER convert- ible. S/N B382001478LRXFE. Eng. # 6322B19KC. Silver/silver hard top/black vinyl. Odo: 91,590 miles. Flawed paint application, made in U.S. Huge luggage boot. Saint Christopher medal affixed to car. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $1,430,000. Turning this into Pebble Beach perfection would be extremely expensive, but with a great backstory and no doubt as to its authenticity, the car has great potential as a magnificent touring car, bought for just over 300SL money. The run-up in prices for ’50s and ’60s GT cars occasionally seems to have rather left some of these grand classics in the dust. Well bought and sold. #194-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing. S/N 1980405500594. Eng. # 1989805500621. Silver/blue leather. Odo: 41,960 miles. Good presentation overall but compromised by many fine-detail problems, such as a driver’s door gasket that does not fit properly, stainless-steel fasteners inside front wheelwells that are not fitted right, a driver’s windshield wiper that does not conform to the Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Scottsdale, AZ glass, and cobbled rear bumper bolts. Coarselooking metalflake paint, dirty fender wells and small scuffs on the wheels add further questions. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,078,000. A generally fine-looking example of the vaunted Gullwing, but numerous little particulars made one wonder what else could potentially be wrong and hidden from view with this restoration. With nearly 1,400 Gullwings built (mostly for the U.S. market), there certainly will be another one on offer soon enough, and perhaps the serious money held back because of this one’s issues. Sold slightly below the low estimate, and both seller and buyer should be happy enough with that. #132-1955 MESSERSCHMITT KR200 microcar. S/N 55733. Ivory/Plexiglas/red leather. MHD. Nicely restored example with appropriate finishes and materials. Atlas whitewalls. Aircraft yoke-type steering wheel. Dent on right-hand body side. Good stainlesssteel trim, but new fasteners look like they’re from a boat store. Tiny headlights. Good Plexiglas canopy. Wth clock and radio. No odo. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $37,400. Another more modern material than original; driver’s seatback appears slightly deeper than passenger’s. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $115,500. Just a few small tolerable flaws separated this 911 from near perfection. Interestingly, though, on the same day, it brought $1,100 less than Lot 149, the barn-find ’65 in need of everything. Chalk that up to the pulling power of the firstyear U.S.-spec 911—and also that by ’67, the more powerful 911 S was available. The market spoke here. KR200 sold at RM’s Bruce Weiner Collection sale in February 2013 for $53k, which our reporter called “within appropriate price range for a well-prepared, ready-to-drive cabrio” (SCM# 215246). This example did not even hit $40k—although in all fairness it handily beat the $30k high estimate. You’d be hard-pressed to restore one to this standard for any less than the buyer spent to get this one, so I say well bought. #149-1965 PORSCHE 911 coupe. S/N 302226. Eng. # 902350. Irish Green/beige leatherette. Odo: 19,286 miles. No license plates, but ’88 Pennsylvania inspection sticker affixed to windshield and old PCA badges on deck lid. Mismatched hood and left-front fender suggest a minor scuffle. Front bumper trim missing, too. Chrome rims flaking. Pep Boys-style cheapie antenna. Old cracked window gaskets. Torn interior. Filthy engine with new coil and gas lines. Some rot on lower 126 #183-1979 VOLKSWAGEN SUPER BEETLE “Triple White” convertible. S/N AJ141332. White/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 62,185 miles. One-owner car from the collection of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson— you know, like, from Hollywood. Somewhat dirty interior in places, top soiled here and there, fresh tonneau loosely installed. Mismatched front headrest vinyl. Later removable front fenders. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $116,600. Collectors are all about originality, barn finds and 911s these days, and this car simply shattered the $75k high estimate. Any East Coast derelict is a scary proposition; double that when it’s a unibody car; triple it when parts prices are, well, pricey. Well sold. #154-1967 PORSCHE 911 coupe. S/N 306528. Eng. # 909869. White/black vinyl. Odo: 189 miles. Expert restoration. Car looks fully right, with appropriate plating even inside the headlight buckets. A small amount of older-looking window trim is probably original to the vehicle. Slight paint crack at rear of driver’s door. Upholstery vinyl looks like a audio face-plate. Possibly re-pop blue California plates have yellow on their backsides, not seen in the day. Really nice paint, chrome and rubber trim throughout. Clean, detailed engine bay. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $50,600. The sale price here suggested to me that a few ladies in the gallery needed an accessory. From a critical standpoint, there was nothing to not like other than a smudge here and there. This leads me to believe that for some people, popping $60k for a $15k–$20k car is about like you and me buying a tuna sandwich. The price is so cheap that it’s not worth thinking about. ITALIAN #130-1931 ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 Supercharged Gran Sport Spider. S/N 10814 356. Eng. # 10814356. Black/black canvas/green leather. RHD. Odo: 1,969 km. Extremely nice paint with the merest sign of orange peel in some places. Very small stone chips on front brake drums and fenders, although painted wire wheels are chip-free. Outstanding chrome. Michelin tires show some wear; twin spares are new. Overall appearance and presentation impeccable. TOP 10 No. 6 Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $3,080,000. Show history at Pebble Beach and Amelia Island likewise gives assurance of the car’s pedigree, which is said to include original body, engine and driveline. The nearly faultless recent restoration reportedly cost $600k. Evidence of limited careful use in the 2013 Mille Miglia is a positive, as it removes mechanical concern. Few doubts here, which reflects its beating the $2.4m–$2.7m pre-auction estimate by a wide margin. (See the profile, p. 74.) #173-1951 FERRARI 212 EXPORT coupe. S/N 0088E. Eng. # 0088E. Maroon/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 85 km. Excellent panel fit with outstanding body prep and paintwork. Faultless Borrani wheels with lead solder wrapped around the spokes for balancing. Spare wheel and tire held inside rear compartment with leather straps. Rear window has small bubbles and distortion that TOP 10 No. 5 Sports Car Market

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Rising Sun Recent sales of Japanese collector cars by Tony Piff (All text within quotes minimally edited from online descriptions) #S45-1987 SUZUKI SAMURAI Special Edition SUV. S/N JS4JC51C9H4171946. 46,118 miles. Fully original with actual miles. No rust or Bondo. Condition: 2- Bonhams Scottsdale, AZ are probably correct for the era. Overall presents as-new. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $3,190,000. Extensively documented from new, this 212 berlinetta was raced in an Italian hillclimb early in its life and had seen multiple owners by the time it came to the U.S. in the early 1960s. Landing in California, it traded hands just once more, landing with its current owner in 1969. The Berlinetta was finally comprehensively restored in 2008 at a reported cost of some $600,000. Perfect in virtually every detail, it sold for just above the low estimate. Solid buy considering the original bodywork and drivetrain. SOLD AT $8,100. A suburban’ 80s icon of sorts, but even more significant to the rock-crawling community — who made sure that no surviving example went un-cut. The huge price suggests that someone will keep it for a long time. Mecum Auctions, Kansas City, MO, 12/5/2013. #271195040089-1975 MAZDA REPU. S/N SPA136121302. 89,260 miles. “No rust, awesome paint. 13B 6-port motor with very low miles, 1982 trans, new and upper intake from Racing Beat, rare 55-mm Weber like new.” Condition: 2- #159-1957 ALFA ROMEO 1900C Super Sprint coupe. S/N AR1900C. Eng. # AR130810564. Red/cream leather. Odo: 69,487 km. Outstanding red paint and mostly excellent panel fit, although trunk lid edge sits high. Some cracking of rear window gasket. Very nice chrome, including Borrani wires. Good side-window felt. Interior nice and clean, down to the brightly plated seat tracks. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $222,200. Nearly faultless pre- ticity, so the buyer should have fun times putting this pretty little coupe right. Zagatobodied sports cars aren’t all that plentiful and are growing in clout, so I say this one was well bought. #112-1966 FERRARI 275 GTB/6C coupe. S/N 08327. Eng. # 08327. Celeste Blue/black leather. Odo: 59,264 km. Euro-spec model not restored to highest standard. Hazy chrome on vent window frames, side-window drip rails and door latches is probably original. Older-looking trunk latch and dirty exhausts. Corroded-looking drip channel under hood. Right-hand wiper extends past glass. Rear ride height looks bit high. Otherwise excellent presentation TOP 10 No. 8 SOLD AT $4,700. Apparently, rotaries can last up to 200k miles with regular oil changes if you just make sure to redline them on a regular basis, which clears out carbon deposits. Still, you’re unlikely to find a ’70s Mazda on eBay with its original engine. This pickup looked slightly less hot-rodded than is typical for the market. Sell the wheels and embrace pistonless bliss. eBay Motors, 4/26/2013. #171221756182-1969 TOYOTA COROLLA Sprinter coupe. S/N KE17031365. 48,712 miles. “RHD with Japanese docs. Very original, perfect grille, emblems, glass, seals. Mechanically very sound. Now with front coil-overs and rear sports shock absorbers.” Condition: 2- sentation with just a couple of pretty minor needs. The generous dimensions of the 2+2 body configuration make this Alfa touring coupe a good choice for events like the California Mille or Colorado Grand. All in all, a highly usable post-war Alfa. Sold where expected. #186-1960 FIAT-ABARTH SESTRIERE coupe. S/N 757464. Eng. # 100000812848. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 43,499 km. Needs everything. Mismatched headlights, rust bubbling through in places on hood, doors and deck lid. Bumpers rusty. Seems complete and wears California black plate NYT 220 on rear, with 1969 and 1995 stickers. Passenger’s door latch stuck. Incorrect later aftermarket driver’s mirror drooping. Old tires on rusty four-lug steel wheels. Not a double-bubble roof. Cond: throughout. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $2,640,000. Originally built for a European customer and then resold to a California buyer in 1974. A recent comprehensive restoration included new paint in the original Celeste Blue metallic and a new interior. The transmission was rebuilt, but the engine is apparently original, although it has been serviced and its compression checked. In all, a highly desirable 275 GTB model with low mileage, a few cosmetic issues and a nagging question about the engine’s condition after nearly 50 years. Well sold. #158-1967 INTERMECCANICA OMEGA coupe. S/N S1C101128. Red/beige leather. Odo: 20 miles. Clean engine bay brimming with a 289-ci Ford engine, outfitted with modern features such as electric choke and radiator fan. Chipped passenger’s door glass, minor delam of windshield. Shelby five-spoke wheels with inexpensive-looking Doral tires. Nice interior with no visible wear. True mileage is unknown; odometer reads 00020 miles while trip odometer inexplicably reads 0181 SOLD AT $8,900. Über-rare first-gen Corolla, but what really matters is the 4-speed and Japan-only, high-octane-only, dual-carb 3KB engine, which pushed 77 hp (highlighting the missed opportunity for a Toyota 510). The altered suspension is too bad, but I’d happily pay this price and drive the heck out of it. Add in the barreling freight train of interest in JDM performance, and this is a no-brainer investment piece. eBay Motors, 1/28/2014. ♦ 128 4. SOLD AT $53,900. Someone likes projects and gave the consignor close enough to the $60k low estimate for this Fiat-Abarth to change hands. It appears to be nearly complete, and there’s little question of its authen- miles. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $73,700. Looking like an overgrown Lotus Elan with some rearend styling DNA from the Ferrari GTO Series II, this Intermeccanica drew a lot of interest during the pre-auction viewing day. 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Bonhams Scottsdale, AZ for finishing. Full restoration recently completed. Overall a nicely done car that looks eminently drivable. Others agreed, and it finally sold just above the $70k high estimate. Well bought and sold. #162-1968 FERRARI 330 GTC coupe. S/N 11247. Eng. # 11247. Red/beige leather. Odo: 28,936 km. Very good paint and panel fit with a few small issues. Hairline paint cracking behind right vent window. Borranis need a bit more polishing. Fresh-looking Michelin tires. Right-hand wiper does not fit window. rior firewall with a few errant holes. Mix of old and new fasteners. Scuffed gear lever. Jump seats neatly folded into their storage po- Driver’s seat nicely broken in. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $803,000. Car presents as an excellent restoration that’s just wearing in. Claimed multiple FCA Platinum Awards, documentation by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini and Ferrari Classiche Certificate of Authenticity all validated this car, and bidders agreed. Both seller and buyer should be happy here. #107-1976 FERRARI 308 GTB coupe. S/N 19579. Eng. # 01170. Fly Yellow/beige leather. Odo: 13,865 miles. Crazed headlight covers and A-pillars support claim of original paint, but red appears under chips at rear deck opening and behind front wheels. Wrinkled driver’s seat. Campagnolo wheels retain adhesive where old balancing weights once lived. Said to be one of the first 712 308 GTB models with fiberglass body panels and dry-sump sitions in back. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $71,500. This was not the nicest FJ in Scottsdale this week, and other auctions had multiples on offer, but this was the only one at Bonhams—and it did have a lot of eyeball, even if there were some unfinished details. Home run for the seller, although the buyer can still point to the example that sold at RM for $102k if anyone accuses him of overpaying. AMERICAN #138-1910 THOMAS FLYER MODEL 6-40 tourer. S/N 380. Eng. # 281. Red/beige cloth/maroon leather. Odo: 9,110 miles. ExHarrah’s Auto Collection with known history from new. Left in as original condition as possible, although repainted during Harrah ownership. Chipped dash varnish, with numerous plaques for road events back to 1958. Handcranked twin-spark side-valve engine’s rear magneto missing and apparently is unneeded. Acetylene lights with later supply tank under- lubrication. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $114,400. If this car is as original as stated, it’s just about how you’d want to find an early 308. The price paid was surprising, as carbureted 308s can offer a wealth of challenges in passing emissions tests. But the $114k paid shows the value that collectors are now placing on low mileage and originality. Well sold, but also well bought in a sense, because where else would you find an original lightweight 308 with under 14,000 miles? Perhaps an upswing is starting. JAPANESE #143-1978 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ40 SUV. S/N FJ40276697. Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 4,985 miles. A terrific, appropriate restoration of a simple 4WD vehicle with very little left to do. Manual-locking front hubs, manual dual-range transfer box. Scruffy inte- April 2014 neath. Adjustable pedals. Worn carpeting and upholstery. Dirty top. Lengthy catalog description and many event plaques erase any doubt as to its history and usability. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $275,000. After its triumph in the 1908 New York to Paris around-the-world race, Thomas Motor Company’s popularity soared. Delivered not long after that race, this tourer’s history is known since new, with the car having only two owners from 1915 until the break-up of the Harrah Collection in the 1980s. Although the seller likely hoped for more, price paid was probably all that can be expected for such a century-old orphan. #106-1915 PACKARD MODEL 1-35 “Twin Six” 7-passenger tourer. S/N 86193. Eng. # 86193. Black/black/black leather. Odo: 129

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Bonhams Scottsdale, AZ 27,140 miles. Lovably and authentically disheveled in every area. Enormous V12 engine with two distributors. No cables anywhere— just rods and bellcranks under the hood. Seven separate acetylene lamps and a battery-operated horn. Car is dirty everywhere, with old tufted upholstery in usable condition. Evidence of some recent hurried black spray-paint touch-ups. Big band-type rear brakes and unusual rear suspension with three leaf-spring assemblies, the rearmost also serving as a Panhard rod. Trailer-hitch mounting plate welded Offered at no reserve, it missed the $450k low estimate by a huge margin, and the buyer got a deal. #182-1931 CHEVROLET INDEPENDENCE rumbleseat coupe. S/N 22602207. Eng. # 22602207. Blue/brown mohair. Odo: 45,068 miles. Paint prep flaws under the paint. Tired chrome headlights with faded reflectors inside. Rusty front axle, chipped paint on bumper brackets, evidence of leaking radiator honeycomb. Appropriate and pleasing periodlooking mohair interior with some wear visible on pedals. Welded wire wheels and rear luggage rack. Titled on engine number. Cond: plex, these Caddys offered a commanding presence and ride quality to match. You probably couldn’t restore a free one for the price paid here. Well bought at just above the low estimate. #171-1957 STUDEBAKER GOLDEN HAWK Supercharged coupe. S/N 6103 090. Eng. # PS4126. Midnight Black/tan vinyl. Odo: 59,190 miles. 289-ci supercharged V8, 3-sp. Black paint is nice throughout. Mostly excellent chrome with some prep issues in places. All-new window rubber seals. Inside, too-modern carpeting glistens unnaturally, and the driver’s side kick-panel is distressed. Tachometer does not fit quite evenly in machineturned instrument panel. Old California black plates ZIU 541 were probably assigned in on rear. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $144,100. A running, driving, 7-passenger Packard touring car going on 100 years old. The “Twin Six” V12 (introduced 1916, according to Standard Catalog of American Cars 1805–1942) is said to power the car along happily at 55 mph, and the car is also stated to have completed a 650mile tour, with mountain passes over 10,000 feet, with no problems. This Packard’s history is known all the way back to 1940, making it even more attractive. Very well bought. #160-1929 STUTZ MODEL M Monte Carlo sedan. S/N M854CD223. Eng. # 32523. Maroon/beige leather. Odo: 2,366 miles. Older restoration with paint chipping here and there. Unusual, and not particularly attractive, wrinkled fabric body covering. Nice burled instrument panel in an otherwise fairly plain interior. Engine bay vents at sides and in front can be opened. Inspiring high-performance overhead-camshaft engine remarkable for the day. Car needs better detailing. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $22,000. With an $8k–$12k preauction estimate, this had a shot at being the cheapest lot sold here. (That honor went to Lot 169, a 1949 Crosley Hot Shot at $13,200.) Had the choice of paint colors not been so garish, and had this coupe been a ’32 Ford instead of a ’31 Chevy, the story would have been different. Nonetheless, this little Stovebolt pulled past the high estimate and then kept right on going. For an 83-year-old car in presentable restored condition, the price paid was reasonable. Well sold and bought. #150-1957 CADILLAC ELDORADO Biarritz convertible. S/N 5762111959. Black/black vinyl/red leather. Odo: 54,176 miles. 365-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Very nice. Black paint and brighter-than-bright red interior are fully restored with excellent chrome work on the many components. All-new rubber trim, down to the front bumper-bomb tips. Modern whitewall tires replace the original bias-ply rubber. Rear bumper-tip exhausts tarnished from engine operation. Clock not func- 1969, and were last registered in 1987. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $107,800. The McCulloch-supercharged Golden Hawk was once, and remains today, the sporty Studebaker to have. As an original California car, this one was believed to have just over 59,000 miles, and was said to have undergone a rotisserie restoration in recent years. It recently sold for $88k at Russo and Steele’s Las Vegas sale in September (SCM# 231468), which seemed like strong money but “justifiably so.” Well bought and sold again, with profit to the seller. #146-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 30837S119672. Eng. # 3119672FO710RE. White/tan vinyl. Odo: 14,066 miles. 327-ci 340-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint chips around the front end, but good chrome and stainless. Old, checked Firestone whitewalls. Tidy interior with some trim components stained from age. 1988 Pennsylvania inspection sticker on window. Overall extremely presentable and authentic-looking. 3. SOLD AT $264,000. With its impressive Le Mans pedigree, Stutz was among America’s preeminent high-performance cars before the Depression. Its chain-driven OHC engine, 2-barrel carburetor and coachbuilt choppedtop body with avant-garde fabric covering (said to reduce rattles) all made this Monte Carlo model stand out like a Ford GT40 among Pintos. Historic or not, this factory hot rod failed to particularly excite at auction. 130 tioning. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $132,000. The Eldorado Biarritz was about as good as life got in Caddy-land in 1957, and the owner of this car need not apologize to anyone, anywhere, for anything. While the convertible didn’t feature the stainless-steel roof panel of the Brougham sedan, the drop-top version still makes a statement all its own. Big and com- Cond: 2. SOLD AT $165,000. With only 14,000 miles on the clock, an ironclad ownership history, and retaining all its original components (except exhaust and battery), this was the 1963 Sting Ray you always wanted to find. The Ermine White wonder was even ordered correctly back in the day, because it had the highest-output carbureted L76 engine, the M20 4-speed gearbox and Positraction rear axle. No wonder bidding surpassed the $125k high estimate. Very well sold and bought. © Sports Car Market

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Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ Russo and Steele — Scottsdale 2014 One of my personal favorite cars was a spectacularly correct 1964 Porsche 356SC cabriolet, which brought a record $242k Company Russo and Steele Date January 15–19, 2014 Location Scottsdale, AZ Auctioneers Jeff Stokes, Dan Schorno, Rob Row, Frank Bizzarro Automotive lots sold/offered 484/735 Sales rate 66% Sales total $21,178,532 High sale 1966 Lamborghini 350GT, sold at $742,630 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices 1964 Porsche 356SC cabriolet, sold at $242,100 Report and photos by Joseph Seminetta Market opinions in italics “E uropean Sports, American Muscle, Hot Rods and Customs.” This isn’t the run sheet for Gooding, RM or Bonhams. This is the heading that you see on Russo and Steele’s catalog, website and run sheets. Russo continues to grow their selection of European collector cars, and at this year’s Scottsdale auction, the mix was stronger than ever. To attract the deep-pocket bidders, Russo steps up their game each year, with better service and more upscale amenities. There is no British auctioneer or Montrachet wine, but the auction house has improved parking, beverage availability and overall hospitality. The changes seem to be working, as sales for 2014 were nearly 20% larger than last year’s $17.8m, and attendance was up 35%. Muscle car enthusiasts need not worry about a hostile takeover of Russo and Steele, as American V8s still pay the bills. There are plenty of auction tents for both European and American lots to coexist in harmony. This year’s auction was enhanced by a week of warm Sales Totals temperatures and perfect sunshine. As the sun fell, the bidders flocked to the auction ring to set a few worldrecord prices. Among the new record-holders was a 1966 Lamborghini 350GT that sold for $743k — the top price of the sale. The second-biggest sale came from our side of the pond: a 1963 Pontiac Tempest LeMans Super Duty drag racer at a world-record $336k. One of my personal favorite cars was a spectacularly correct 1964 Porsche 356 cabriolet. The restored car even wore correct engine stickers, and it brought a record $242k. Scottsdale 2014 was a success for Russo by any mea- 1966 Lamborghini 350GT coupe, sold at $742,630 132 sure. Clearly, the company has found its niche and is delivering the right cars to the right people. ♦ $30m $25m $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 Sports Car Market courtesy Russo and Steele RESULTS N/A

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Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ ARGENTINIAN #S737-1931 BUGATTI TYPE 51 Pur Sang replica monoposto. S/N 5370B0. Alloy/brown leather. A beautiful re-creation of the Bugatti Type 51 race car. Superb alloy construction looks as if it came from the original era. Twin-cam, supercharged inline eight in a 1,700-lb car guarantees excitement. Eli- build, new transmission, hydraulics, fuel system and brake work. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $135,100. 332 ft-lbs of torque move this Bentley from 0–60 in 12.6 seconds. The car sold for fair money given its condition. gible to participate in many vintage racing events. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $250,000. Re-creations are always difficult to value, but Pur Sang’s work exudes quality, and virtually no detail is overlooked. This lot gathered a lot of eyeballs but not enough bids to sell. The owner was right to keep it at the high-bid price. ENGLISH #F405-1953 MG TD roadster. S/N TD22963. British Racing Green/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 24,529 miles. Final production year of the TD. Poor paint and finish. Nice upholstery and dash. The easily replaced broken wiper is representative of the car’s overall condition. Relatively clean engine bay. Cond: #S663-1974 JAGUAR XKE Series III V12 convertible. S/N UE1S25204. Black/ black cloth/red leather. Odo: 40,572 miles. Nicely restored Series III roadster. Power brakes and steering, a/c. With books, tools and jack. Excellent paint and interior. Cond: 2. very nice features. It was unfortunate that the paint and exterior trim were not done to the level of the rest of the car. It may have been an underwater restoration that ran out of money before the paint was applied. Well sold. #S708-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S cabriolet. S/N 180030N8509107. Graubeige/ black cloth/black leather. Odo: 14,843 miles. One of 3,290 “Ponton” cabriolets built 1956– 59. Claimed to be matching numbers with alloriginal equipment. Full body-off restoration. Beautiful, correct non-lacquer dash. Exceptional chrome. Some minor paint imperfections. Original California car. Original spare. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $97,500. 220s have not yet seen the meteoric appreciation enjoyed by the 190SLs, but the buyer was right to hold out for more money. NOT SOLD AT $60,000. Series III E-types have moved up a little in price but are still a far cry from the Series I cars. The correct-butugly rubber bumpers and automatic transmission did not enthuse bidders. The seller should have taken the high bid. GERMAN #S627-1956 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Zwitter 2-dr sedan. S/N 11043764. Texas Brown/tan tweed. Odo: 3,042 miles. Rare “Zwitter” Beetle (loose translation: hybrid), built during the transition from split-window to oval. Detailed, hot-rodded engine makes 3-. SOLD AT $25,980. More TDs were produced than all preceding MG models. They are primitive and slow (0–60 in more than 20 seconds when new) but attractive and simple to own. This car was a bit rough for the price paid. Well sold. It recently sold for $21k at Russo’s Las Vegas sale in September (SCM# 228588). #S744-1960 BENTLEY S2 CONTINEN- TAL drophead coupe. S/N BC54LAR. Dark blue/dark blue cloth/white leather. Odo: 61,001 miles. An elegant driver-condition car with a considerable amount of orange peel covering its long panels. Factory a/c and power windows. Newer interior is showing some signs of aging. Newer wrinkled top should have been steamed. Pitted chrome. Recent mechanical work includes a top-end re- 134 minimal evidence of use. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $160,436. With their well-proportioned bodies and comfortable interiors, these cars have been too cheap for too long. The “poor man’s 300SL” has now been elevated to the big leagues. Mercedes made more than 10 times as many 190SLs as 300SL Roadsters, which may limit future appreciation. Well sold, but in line with the current hot market. #S725-1962 PORSCHE 356B Super 90 double the stock horsepower. Ragtop with charming wood roof rack. Sloppy rubber. Thick paint with excessive orange peel. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $22,130. This Beetle had some cabriolet. S/N 156310. Ivory White/dark blue cloth/blue leather. Odo: 40,285 miles. Original engine and highly optioned, per Kardex. Nicely detailed engine bay. Panel waves and sloppy door-jamb paint. Poorly fitted exhaust. Painful Kenwood stereo. Originally Heron Blue, now Ivory White. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $90,300. 356 cabrios have been following Sports Car Market #S720-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 1210429500111. Glasurit Black/white cloth/white leather. Odo: 32 miles. Ground-up restoration on a claimed rust-free chassis. All major systems freshly rebuilt, including engine, transmission, carbs, differential, gauges and gas tank. High-quality paint and brightwork. Newer interior showing

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Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ restored W-113 with “Pagoda” hard top. Factory a/c. Thin, inconsistent chrome. Some minor paint defects but generally a high-quality restoration. Detailed engine bay but missing the strength of the Speedster market. This car was a far cry from Lot S731, the concourscondition 356SC cab sold at $242k but was a reasonable value at 40% of the cost. Market value for buyer and seller. #S612-1964 AMPHICAR 770 convert- ible. S/N 100312. White/black vinyl/red & white vinyl. Arizona car. (Arizona is a desert.) One of 3,878 built before the company sank (get it?) in 1968. Underpowered as both a boat and a car. How can a British motor on a lake some factory spot welds—replacement panels? Nicely finished trunk. Well-trimmed interior missing only a few details. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $56,230. These grand touring cars are very comfortable to drive. 280SL prices have recently exploded, but no one told the Russo bidders when this crossed the block. Very well bought. #S750-1973 PORSCHE 911S coupe. S/N 9113300836. Bahia Red/black leatherette. Odo: 64,445 miles. Owned by the same family from new through last year. Factory a/c and tinted windows. Tools, manuals, and extensive receipts. Nice, recent five-year refurbishment. Excellent paint, interior and details through- be a good thing? Thankfully, the bodies were German-made. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $52,930. There seems to be one at every auction. This one had panel waves on what looked like an amateur restoration. I would first try it in a shallow pond. Well sold. #S731-1964 PORSCHE 356SC cabriolet. S/N 159048. Ivory White/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 75 miles. A stunning car difficult to fault in any way. Bare-metal respray with laser-tight panel gaps. The restoration nailed all the right details, down to the correct engine out. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $143,130. Engine is claimed to be original, but there was no mention of the transmission’s originality. Early 911 prices continue to be strong, particularly S models with full documentation. Market price. #F426-1973 PORSCHE 911T Targa. S/N 9113111187. Light yellow/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 64,223 miles. Nice interior with period-correct radio. Not matching-numbers. Paint overspray on rubber. Pitted chrome. Poor hood fit. Incorrect Sumitomo tires. Mismatched bumper paint. Expensive-to-fix-andmaintain MFI replaced with Webers. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $43,030. Ordinary cars bring ordi- stickers and valve stem clips on the tires. Recently shown at the Quail Motorsports Reunion. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $242,100. 356 cabrio pricing has firmed with its Speedster cousins. If there was a car to deserve a worldrecord price, this was it. #S690-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 10005797. Soft blue/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 22,007 miles. Freshly 136 nary prices. I could not find any rust in the battery-box area, but before buying a vintage, Sports Car Market

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Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ unibody car, I would like to see it on a lift. A correct, restored example would fetch double the money, but the cost of restoring this is prohibitive. Well sold. #S771-2002 BMW Z8 convertible. S/N WBAEJ13482AH61279. Sport Red/red hard top/black leather. The Z8 was styled by Henrik Fisker, hand built and limited to a production of just 5,703 units. These cars have M5 engines with beautifully sculpted aluminum bodies and chassis. This example “upgraded” with Dinan software, Eisenmann exhaust and a #S740-1966 LAMBORGHINI 350GT coupe. S/N 0148. Black/tan leather. Odo: 12,787 km. A breathtaking, fully documented restoration of Lamborghini’s first production model. The styling was not loved in its day but has aged well. One of only 143 produced, the 350GT is significant car that is rarer than the Ferrari 330 GTC or 365 GTC of same period. liable SUV that should provide a long period of enjoyment for not much money. Marketpriced. chassis brace. Hard top included. SOLD AT $130,000. Rare and desirable but yet undiscovered; I could see the Z8 joining the Ford GT as an appreciating modern-day collectible. But not yet. This example sold for essentially its original sticker price of $129k, which is market-correct for today. Given the modifications to the car, it was well sold. ITALIAN #S741-1959 MASERATI TIPO 61 “Birdcage” racer. S/N 2459. Red/red leather. Catalog cover car with a storied history. Built for Briggs Cunningham, but the original chassis was destroyed in practice at Daytona in 1962. Reconstructed in Modena in 2007 with some original engine parts, but the rest of the car had to be fabricated. The extensively documented re-creation was granted a Historic Technical Passport from the FIA. Cond: 1-. This example has many early features but is titled as the last year of production, likely due to the factory’s poor recordkeeping. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $742,630. Previously sold at Russo’s 2010 Monterey sale for $440k, which we called “well bought” (SCM# 165839). This car was difficult to fault in any way. Magnificent paint, chrome, interior, everything. A world-record price. Well bought and sold. #F565-1998 FERRARI F355 Spider. S/N ZFFXR48A3W0112861. Dark blue/blue cloth/tan leather. Odo: 11,834 miles. California/Arizona car with no evidence of accident damage or paintwork. Typical worn driver’s seat. Manuals, tools and keys with car. Has AMERICAN #S729-1932 FORD MODEL B “The Root Beer Coupe”. S/N AB5060851. Root Beer Brown/Bordeaux leather. Odo: 401 miles. A spectacular car in every respect. Paint like glass. Laser-tight panel gaps. Perfection down to the smallest detail. Oklahoma-built by Jim and Jason Smith with Chaz Rose (en- had its 15k-mile belt service. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $75,000. These Ferraris are nicely styled and a huge step up from their 348 predecessors. (Although I would be inclined to spend another $10k for a 360 coupe, which is in another league in terms of refinement and performance.) A very nice car with no apparent needs, sold at full retail price. JAPANESE NOT SOLD AT $1,400,000. 2459 became an Internet sensation (with its own Wikipedia page) when the description at the 2011 Mecum Pebble Beach auction (no sale at $1.85m) had to be modified to reflect the reconstructed nature of the car (SCM# 183957). Despite the prime-time slot and publicity, bidding for this lot was not very spirited. The crowd roared when $1m was bid, but it struggled to get much higher. Valuing such a storied car is difficult, but the seller was right to hold out for more money. 138 #TH374-1976 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ40 SUV. S/N FJ40209352. Beige/blue vinyl. Odo: 21,765 miles. Nicely restored truck, including 1976-looking orange peel throughout, with new interior. Roll bar. Side-facing rear seats. High-mounted rescue jack. Eighteen-inch Incubus off-road wheels with Toyo Open Country tires. Optional rear heater. Typical 350 SBC. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $33,650. FJs were well represented at many of the Arizona auctions this year. They have robust chassis and can provide long lives of service. Many (like this example) have had engine transplants. This was an attractive, re- gine) and Chuck Rowland (interior). Rodder’s Journal cover car in 2013. Starting with a 1963 Z11 409 stroked to 484 to produce in excess of 600 hp. Suicide doors. No reserve. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $159,600. Bidding for this car started very slow and stalled around the $100k mark. Very well bought for a fraction of the construction cost. #S702-1953 BUICK SKYLARK convert- ible. S/N 17059846. White/white vinyl/red & white vinyl. Odo: 45,371 miles. 322-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Marking the 50th anniversary of Buick, 1,690 Roadmaster Skylarks were produced in 1953 (all were convertibles). The car was a shortened version of the Roadmaster with some enhancements (such as Buick’s first 12V electrical system) to justify its $5,000 Sports Car Market

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Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ price. This example is currently in driver condition, with thick paint and foggy chrome. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $90,000. There were two ’53 Skylarks for sale at this auction (Lot S711 sold for $83k). The hand-built nature of the model showed some (believed to be original) variations between the two cars. Concours Skylark convertibles can sell well into the six figures. However, these cars are particularly expensive to restore. High bid must have been close. #S691-1955 BUICK CENTURY convert- ible. S/N 6B2008295. Red/white vinyl/red & white vinyl. Odo: 10,234 miles. 322-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Restored 15 years ago. Excessive orange peel. Inconsistent chrome and uneven panel gaps. Nailhead V8 shared with the Roadmaster. One of 5,588 made. Continental worn and discolored seats. 375 hp and 495 ftlbs of torque propelled the large 300G beyond 130 mph. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $121,130. The quality of this car gathered a lot of attention pre-sale. The restoration exuded a coherence of details that is sometimes lost during the process. This car will bring smiles wherever it is driven. Well bought. spare-tire kit and Skylark wire-spoke wheels. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $75,000. If regularly driven, many cars need to be restored again after this long of a period. This car could be enjoyed as-is or be refurbished again. The seller should have considered the final bid price as fair. #S675-1955 DESOTO FIREFLITE con- vertible. S/N 55243154. Carnival Red & Surf White/white vinyl/red & white leather. Odo: 29,501 miles. 291-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Older restoration showing its age (over $100,000 “invested”). Top-of-the-line DeSoto in its day. “Firedome” hemi V8. One of 775 convertibles for 1955. Highly optioned with power steering, brakes and top, two-tone steering wheel, #S656-1964 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS convertible. S/N 41467J315033. Ember Red/ black vinyl/silver vinyl. Odo: 61,792 miles. 409-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Claimed to be numbers-matching. With power steering and top, a/c. Nice dash. Good chrome. Thick paint on er’s manual, window sticker. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $85,000. Last seen in 2001 at the Branson auction, a no-sale at $54k (SCM# 24109). Before that, a $35k no-sale at Kruse Auburn 1998 (SCM# 18957). This car will not win any shows but seemed to be an honest driver. Enormous power in a nice understated color that will provide years of easy burnouts for its new owner. Fair price for both buyer and seller in today’s market. #S728-1969 SHELBY GT500 convert- wavy panels. Dirty, worn seats. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $33,130. This generation of Impala remains a favorite among the low-rider set, which over time continues to push supply down and values for stock examples up. This was an average car that earned an average final sales price. Fair transaction. tinted glass, Wonderbar signal-seeking radio, wire wheel covers, rear-bumper guards. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $65,000. Despite 115,000 cars made in 1955, you do not see many DeSotos at auction. Value is usually based on the quality of the restoration. This lot was a nice driver as it sat. Last seen at Auctions America Fort Lauderdale 2012, where it nosaled at $62k (SCM# 197141), and before that, sold at Silver Carson City 2011 for $62k (SCM# 184455), both of which confirm this high bid. 140 #S713-1967 PLYMOUTH HEMI GTX convertible. S/N RS27-J77173390. Blue metallic/white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 71,312 miles. 426-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Said to be one of 17 produced. Original build sheet and Certi- ible. S/N 9F03R480653. Red & white/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 1,200 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Highly optioned with power steering and top, tilt wheel and AM/FM stereo. Glossy paint but with panel waves. Thin #S730-1961 CHRYSLER 300G convert- ible. S/N 8413159091. Red/beige cloth/beige leather. Odo: 140 miles. 413-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. One of just 337 convertibles produced. A stunning, ground-up rotisserie restoration with exceptional paint, new glass and whitewalls. New or rebuilt mechanicals include brakes, front seats, steering and windows. Slightly card. Galen Govier documented. Featured in Hemmings Muscle Machines. Partially original interior needs brightwork refurbished. Some minor paint imperfections. Strong exterior chrome. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $145,000. A rare, desirable piece of Americana. Its current condition is just below showlevel, so the car should be enjoyed. The high bid looked market-correct. #S645-1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194678S404502. Safari Yellow/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 57,159 miles. 427-ci 435-hp V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. A nice driver with some paint imperfections. Said to be one of 412 convertibles made in 1968 with L89 aluminum heads. Power brakes, factory hard top. Tank sticker, Protect-O-Plate, own- chrome. Nice interior. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $110,000. Previously no-saled at Russo’s 2012 Monterey sale at a $150k high bid (SCM# 209394), and before that at Russo’s 2012 Scottsdale sale at $96k (SCM# 191649). The seller should have been happy accepting the high bid, given the condition of this car. © Sports Car Market

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Silver Auctions Fort McDowell, AZ Silver — Fort McDowell Cadillacs proved popular out here, with an unusually high quantity of 13 selling for a combined $154k Company Silver Auctions Date January 17–18, 2014 Location Fort McDowell, AZ Auctioneers Mitch Silver, Bob Graham, Matt Backs Automotive lots sold/offered 191/328 Sales rate 58% Sales total $3,312,630 High sale 1972 Jaguar XKE convertible, sold at $81,540 A diverse offering at Silver’s annual Fort McDowell auction Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics F or those of us who enjoy going to Arizona for the week-long marathon of collector-car auctions, each sale has its own unique character and — in a certain sense — charm. Undoubtedly because I’ve reported on all 17 years of Silver’s auction at the Fort McDowell Casino, this is the one at which I feel most at home. Not just because of the tenure out there, but because it remains the venue where you get the best combination of selection and affordability. Continuing the two-day auction format, Silver pretty much held the course compared with 2013’s figures. With 14 fewer cars and 22 fewer sales, one might assume that the sale brought in less than last year. The total take was $302k larger, however, indicating that on average, this year’s cars brought more money each. The top sale of the weekend was a 1972 Jaguar E-type convertible, sold at $82k. Beyond that, American cars dominated the top 10. Next highest was a 1948 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible, sold for $76k. Cadillacs proved popular out here, with an unusually high 13 selling for a combined $154k. One of the biggest scores of the weekend was a 1956 Sedan DeVille four-door hard top at less than $7,500, including commission. Other trends noted were weak numbers of traditional muscle cars. Mopars especially were in short supply. However, there was an uptick in post-war collector cars, and trucks continued to be plentiful at all price points. There was also a more noticeable presence of non- traditional imported cars. Yes, Silver had their requisite Toyota Land Cruiser (actually two — an FJ40 and an FJ45 pickup), but they also had a 1979 Toyota SR-5 pickup. There were other Asian vehicles represented, but those tended toward plain “used cars” marques like Lexus and Infiniti, mixed in with expected Mercedes-Benzes. (Of 20 Benzes offered, 12 were 1990 or newer.) The used cars may be of little interest to us classic-car-minded collectors, but with a majority of the folks who were actually spending money being dealers, the newer cars do help pay the bills to keep the auction going. Still, Silver’s mix of cars is among the most varied of 1972 Jaguar XKE Series III V12 convertible, sold at $81,540 142 any of the Arizona sales, and a darn sight the most attainable when hammered sold. Which, when it all boils down, is what this week in Arizona is all about — getting collector cars sold. ♦ Sales Totals $5m $4m $3m $2m $1m 0 Sports Car Market 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 Buyer’s premium 8%, included in sold prices

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Silver Auctions Fort McDowell, AZ ENGLISH #259-1965 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD III sedan. S/N LSHS253. Black/tan leather. Odo: 67,480 miles. High-quality trimoff repaint. Most trim replated or professionally buffed out while off. Fitted with Lucas driving lights and a modern stereo in dash. Excellent dash wood; door tops starting to show some wear. Superb leather upholstery with a Presentable brightwork. Okay panel fit. Loosefitting seat covers. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,230. I’m pretty certain that this was newer than 1967, but identified as such to get it into the U.S. with fewer hassles. For those in states where titling could be an issue, this was more than enough paid. Even where it’s not a problem, this was plenty. final year of the single model for the 6-series coupe. For a while, that is. 1987 saw the fabulous 4-valve M6 and automatic-only L6, then reverting back to the 653 CSi and M6 for 1988. While well kept and not junked up, this one’s still pretty deep for miles, so sale was fair. ITALIAN #324-1967 ALFA ROMEO MONTREAL slight hint of “old car” smell. Fresh whitewalls. Topical engine bay detailing, but nowhere near show quality. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $100,000. A week after the auction, this was still on the consigning dealer’s website for $125k. Heavily overpriced no matter how you slice it, as even half this bid was way rich for the car—despite it being better than the usual Silver Cloud we see out in Auctionland. #263-1972 JAGUAR XKE Series III V12 convertible. S/N 1S20591. Chocolate brown/ black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 25,926 miles. Mostly original car. Seller suspects that miles are actual. Quite good original paint, with some polishing swirls. The all-original brightwork is pretty good, although there is some slight dulling. Pirellis on the chrome wire wheels were likely mounted back when coupe. S/N AR1425234. Red/black leather. Odo: 48,897 miles. Gray-market import, brought over and titled as a 1967—despite the fact that Montreals didn’t exist in 1967. Older repaint has long scratch on left rear quarter panel that has all layers of paint lifting. Masking lines around hatch. No fewer than three driver’s door mirrors have been mounted, based on the holes and plugs. Wiring under the hood is more than a little unsettling. Generally JAPANESE #35-1968 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ45 pickup. S/N N/A. Off-white/black vinyl. Odo: 9,738 miles. Claimed to be original except for the recent repaint, tires and conversion to a Weber/Holley progressive 2-barrel carburetor. Miles believed actual, as it was owned by a Catholic church in Montana as their utility vehicle. Superb paint, with new metal fasteners. Difficult to believe that the seat upholstery is 44 years old, especially compared to the lightly worn seatbelts. Newer matte-black chassis. No VIN on vehicle. “ALF” was the big thing on TV. Original interior with light wear and soiling. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $81,540. Recently seen at Lucky’s Tacoma sale in August, not sold at an undisclosed high bid (SCM# 227612). More of a period piece than a well-preserved original, this still ended up being the top sale at this auction, underscoring that series III E-types continue to excel in the marketplace. GERMAN #220-1986 BMW 635 CSI coupe. S/N WBAEC7402G0607203. Black/black leather. Odo: 184,081 miles. Recently serviced with new radiator and exhaust. Generally good buffed-out original paint. A few light dings in front fenders and hood. Older aftermarket window-tint film. Good seat leather, moderately worn carpet. Cleaned-up, stock engine bay. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $5,130. This was the 144 clean and mostly original mechanical bits, though. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $39,000. Right front tire never seemed to get enough air, battery never seemed to get enough charge, despite the jump pack being on it most of the weekend. You may or may not get away with titling in your state, although that’s the least of your problems. Recently no-saled at Mecum Monterey in August at $35k (SCM# 230474), confirming that this offer was plenty. #268-1967 FIAT 500 2-dr sedan. S/N 1489812. White/black vinyl. Odo: 29,469 km. European-market car, reportedly with an Abarth-tuned motor. Modern aftermarket plus-2 alloy wheels and performance tires. Somewhat clean engine bay with modern tie wraps and wrapped exhaust-pipe insulation. Aftermarket exhaust. Low-budget, older repaint with dis- Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $52,000. Quite rare in the U.S., due to the “chicken tax” on imported pickups. The unusual transfer-case mechanism required pulling a switch to unlock a dash-mounted lever before shifting into 4WD. And with the column-shift 3-speed, you get a flat floor with bench seating for three. Mitch stated on the block that he was looking for something north of $55k, which could be tough—a comparable truck sold at BarrettJackson on the same day for $44k. #34-1977 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ40 SUV. S/N FJ40248689. Beige/black vinyl. Odo: 91,200 miles. Restored in recent years. Body seems to fit farther forward on the frame than stock. Good repaint. A few light dings in right side of lower cowl. Diamondplate aluminum panels on rear corners and under doors hopefully conceal no rust. Converted to a Weber/Holley progressive 2-barrel carburetor, but engine bay is generally stock and coloration and heavier scratches on engine lid. tidy. Excellent original-style seat upholstery, with no perceivable wear. Aftermarket roll bar, but otherwise stock interior. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $32,940. The windshield card read, “These FJ40 Landcruisers are on the rise.” Sports Car Market

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Silver Auctions Fort McDowell, AZ Well, that bus left two years ago, and now prices seem to be cooling down—although one sold this same week across town at RM’s Phoenix sale for $102k. This one was more representative of reality. AMERICAN #261-1940 MERCURY EIGHT coupe. S/N 963161789. Maroon/tan broadcloth. Odo: 81,261 miles. Modern turn signals added atop the bumpers, with the control unit on steering column and the wiring tie wrapped all the way down the column to the floor. Excellent older reupholstery work, likely from a kit. Older repaint has a good sheen but is starting to show some stress cracks. Good older rechrome also. Decent door and panel fit. Several mods to the sentable restoration. Originally dark blue under the rather well-done older repaint. Now has a few nicks and light scratches. Most chrome replated when restored and starting to dull a bit. Reproduction accessory Chrysler wire wheels. Good door and panel fit. Newer door seals. Good reupholstery work approxi- flathead, to include Edelbrock heads, Holley 4-barrel carburetor conversion, Mallory ignition, alternator conversion, and dual 6-volt batteries. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $31,590. I liked that all the mods were done for driveability, but once the hood was shut, it was just another ’40 Merc coupe. Yeah, just another ’40 Merc coupe; like they’re falling out of the trees with 16,189 made. The reserve was cut loose at $29k, making it a respectable deal for all involved. BEST BUY #297-1956 CADILLAC DEVILLE 4-dr hard top. S/N 5662141382. White & black/gray cloth. Odo: 82,896 miles. 365-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Factory optional a/c, plus power steering, brakes and windows. Old repaint done quite well; has the occasional chip and scratch. Stainless trim isn’t too bad, but the chrome will need help. Rear bumpers have rotted away from having the exhaust routed through the ends. (The last mates the original pattern with industrial-grade vinyl. Recently refinished rear compartment wood decking, with polished stainless skid strips. Generally tidy under the hood. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $31,428. It’s not that unusual to see a 3-on-the-tree in here, since station wagons were still considered working cars at this time. Offered at no reserve, so nobody can really complain too much about the price. #313-1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N J58S103615. Red/red hard top/black vinyl soft top/black vinyl. Odo: 34,603 miles. 283-ci 245-hp V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. DJ-code 245-hp/automatic drivetrain; now with a 4-speed. Restored a few years ago, still presenting well. Better-than-original body prep. The repaint has an authentic, slightly muted look. Good brightwork. New tires. Minimal interior vinyl wear, but noticeable carpet wear. Correctly restored engine bay cosmetics, starting to take on dust. With Wonderbar radio and two tops. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $70,200. For this price in today’s unsettled C1 market, it should’ve had the correct drivetrain. Sold very well any way you look at it— especially looking at it from underneath. exhaust redo did route the outlets underneath the bumper.) Cracked driver’s window. Some loose interior trim; armrests held together with black duct tape. Decent seat upholstery. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $7,452. GM’s first year for the four-door hard top. This wasn’t too bad of a deal for someone who’s into Cadillacs and knows how to toss wrenches at them. Even for an old-car newbie with mechanical aptitude, this was bought well. #314-1956 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY wagon. S/N W5646369. Beige & brown/two-tone brown vinyl. Odo: 93,747 miles. 331-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Older, very pre- 146 Sports Car Market #234-1960 FORD GALAXIE Sunliner convertible. S/N 0G55Y156174. Rangoon Red/white vinyl/white, black & red vinyl. Odo: 60,274 miles. 427-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp.

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Silver Auctions Fort McDowell, AZ Originally equipped with a 300-hp 352 V8; engine bay now occupied by a circa-1963 dual-quad 427. Under the hood, the conversion looks all but stock; inside car, crudeness prevails. Aftermarket Hurst shifter pokes out of the floor, hole partially visible; shifter hits seat. Original column-shift steering sector still in place. Economy seat reupholstery work does emulate the original pattern pretty well. Repaint okay at best. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $25,920. Last seen at Mecum’s 2013 Spring Classic in Indy, selling for $21,400 (SCM# 223549). Not too bad of a deal here, really. While it’s slightly steep for a ’60 Sunliner, you get a very resaleable 1963 427 that will more than offset the cost of putting a 352 back where it belongs. #328-1962 CHEVROLET CORVAIR Monza convertible. S/N 20967W291592. Tuxedo Black/white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 96,661 miles. 146-ci H6, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Optional 102-hp motor, 4-speed, wire wheel covers. Newer radial tires. Originally left Willow Run painted Corona Cream. Inconsistent body prep. Hood sitting high in the middle. Dry-rotted vent-window seals. Typical break in soft top between the first and second tonneau seat and door panel inserts. Not much above the cylinder heads is stock on the motor: Edelbrock carburetor, air cleaner, valve covers, ignition system and Jameson whiskey coolant overflow bottle. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $13,500. 1965 was the introductory year of one of the stalwart features of F-series pickups: Twin I-Beam front suspension. Essentially a pair of long swing-axles, it remained in production until 1996. Enough bid here. #303-1965 MERCURY COMET Caliente sedan. S/N 5H22C509854. Sandstone Metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 32,758 miles. 289ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Claimed to be a one-familyowned car, essentially original, with actual miles. Mostly original paint with some panels reshot over the years. All original brightwork is excellent. Good panel fit; doors shut like bank vaults. All-original interior with minimal wear. New radial tires. Fresh, heavily detailed engine bay. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $9,450. Looks like a big price for a nothingmobile four-door, but considering the careful stewardship and low miles, I have to call it bought well. The market did speak with clarity here. snaps. Seats showing several splits. Motor seems to run out okay, and looks respectable from the top, although it’s dingy beneath and the thermostats don’t work. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $6,480. Stated to have $4,500 into “taking care of all the issues.” For double that, I should’ve sold them my ’62 Monza drop-top and avoided those issues from the start. Well, they cast it aside at the $6k point on the block, so now somebody else gets to help keep Clark’s Corvair Parts in business for another year. #363-1965 FORD F-250 Custom Cab pickup. S/N F25DR700438. Beige & white/ beige cloth. Odo: 64,246 miles. 352-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Utah-issued VIN; their tag attached to the door pillar a month ago. Power steering and brakes. Modern alloys, bed rails, tool box, rear bumper, dual exhaust, steering wheel and stereo. Better-quality trim-off repaint. Modern automotive cloth used for the #285-1966 MERCURY S-55 convertible. S/N 6W46Q553633. Maroon/white vinyl/ white vinyl. Odo: 50,493 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Claimed to have spent most of its existence in a dealer’s showroom, with actual miles. Decent older repaint, now with a lot of buffer swirls. Non-stock pinstriping. Aside from hood sitting high at cowl, good bodycomponent fit. Good original brightwork. Original top with a few patched-up small tears. Light wear on the original interior. Period bias-ply tires. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $20,000. The Q-code 428 was the only engine available in the S-55, akin to the equivalent Ford of this year, the 7-Liter. (Still, I suspect that someone out there was able to specialorder one with a 427 instead, as that has happened to the 7-Liter also). At best, Merc pricing is on par with the stablemate Ford for most models, ringing true here even if S-55s are exceptionally rare. #286-1967 FORD MUSTANG fastback. April 2014 147

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Silver Auctions Fort McDowell, AZ S/N 7F02C211479. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 1 mile. 289-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Recently completed restoration. Originally a 200-hp 2-barrel induction car, now with an aftermarket 4-barrel with high-riser intake. Clean underhood bolts on rear bumpers. Decent original interior, with moderate wear and light warping of select soft plastic components. Warped door ver Auctions Fort McDowell, AZ S/N 7F02C211479. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 1 mile. 289-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Recently com- pleted restoration. Originally a 200-hp 2-barrel induction car, now with an aftermarket 4-bar- rel with high-riser intake. Clean underhood bolts on rear bumpers. Decent original interior, with moderate wear and light warping of se- lect soft plastic components. Warped door but but no real attempt at authenticity. High-quality bare-body color-change repaint from original Springtime Yellow. The doors were gutted and reassembled, and they fit rather well. Mostly reproduction brightwork. All new interior shows no discernable wear. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $34,500. While these early Mustang fastbacks now defy the “price goes up when top goes down” axiom, the modifications on this one held it back. Market-correct offer. #75-1968 CHEVROLET CORVAIR Monza convertible. S/N 105678W113598. Medium blue metallic/white vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 83,047 miles. 164-ci H6, 2x1-bbl, 4-sp. Optional 110-horse engine, 4-speed, and pushbutton AM radio. Originally equipped with optional oil-bath air cleaner, but only the mounting bracket remains. Average repaint. Serviceable original brightwork, with eyelet panels. Older replacement top, showing some seam separation on the edging. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $7,500. In some ways, a ’68 Corvair convert is almost rarer than a ’69, because the latter was all but an instant collectible, while the former was just that goofy little car that everyone talked about but didn’t buy. As such, most were used up and not preserved. Not that this one was well preserved, but at least it’s still around 46 years after the fact. Final bid was sufficient. #95-1969 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA convertible. S/N BH27F9B368204. White/ black vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 82,814 miles. 340-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Originally a 318 V8 car, with motor “built to 340 specs.” Trim-on repaint with masking lines visible. New replacement top. Older rattle-can engine repaint, with a 340 air cleaner added; no cleanup or detailing under the hood since. Flat black undercarriage, aside from the newer non-stock exhaust system. Reproduction seats and door console. Several cracks in the steering-wheel rim. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $24,000. We’ve seen quite a few more of these secondgeneration Barracudas turn up at auctions within the last year. With the 1970–74 generation still in a state of disarray in the market, these continue to be stable and more affordable. Speaking of which, this one should’ve been affordable enough where the bidding ended. #291-1969 PONTIAC FIREBIRD 350 convertible. S/N 223679L100737. Red/white vinyl/Parchment vinyl. Odo: 55,678 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Originally Verdoro Green. Recent bare-body, color-change repaint. New non-OEM windshield. All new door seals, but missing several rubber stop bumpers. Inconsistent door gaps. All bright work professionally polished or reproduction. Originally a 2-barrel car; now a 4-barrel with a new set of aftermarket cast-aluminum valve covers. Mostly original interior with modest wear and minimal discoloration. Optional AM/ FM radio and center console. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $37,260. 1967–69 Firebird drop-tops were pretty plentiful overall in Arizona this weekend, but very few were ’69s. Reserve wisely lifted at $34,500, selling better than bought. #320-1970 BUICK ELECTRA 225 con- vertible. S/N 484670H145434. Medium blue metallic/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 18,737 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Lazy prep and paint. Mix of replated and original brightwork. Hood doesn’t sit flush, but doors shut well. Newer replacement top with glass backlight. Rather nice original seat upholstery. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $10,800. This was the final year of the traditionally functioning convertible for the big GM cars—the Pontiac Bonneville, Olds 98, Buick Electra and Caddy DeVille. From 1971 to 1976, GM used the X-top mechanism, which doesn’t age particularly well. As such, these big B-O-P converts (and even Ca- 148 Sports Car Market

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Silver Auctions Fort McDowell, AZ dillac to some extent) tend to have a bump-up in values for 1970. Not a bad car, but not a great one either—and that should make it a good cruiser for someone. Bought right. #276-1970 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS S Rallye 350 2-dr hard top. S/N 336870M311246. Sebring Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 82,571 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Authentic restoration a few years ago. Good repaint including bumpers, per original. Reproduction clear Mylar graphics starting to lift on right rear quarter-panel. All-reproduction door and glass seals, with excellent, solid door fit. Heavier fading of the paint on the side emblems. Stock SS-II wheels without trim rings, shod with modern lower-than-stock-profile radials. Good paint detail under the hood, but #304-1976 CHEVROLET K-10 Silverado Sport pickup. S/N CKL146S150674. Black/red velour. Odo: 48,054 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Definitely an Arizona repaint, as it’s mostly orange peel. Modern replacement windshield. New diamond-plate in bed over original wood. Reupholstered seat, close to original pattern. Loose glovebox falls out of dash when opened. Used-car engine bay, with air-cleaner lid turned upside-down. With a/c, gauge package and full tinted glass. Aftermarket sliding rear window, gun rack, and roof- has modern hose clamps and tube headers. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $27,000. The Rallye 350 was like the Olds version of the GTO Judge cosmetically—more down-to-business, yet tackier looking than a 442, but with a lower-rated 350 to appease the insurance companies. Both cars are still pretty much in a pricing dead heat today. While rarer, the smaller engine in the Rallye 350 hurts the value over the bigger-motored, more common 442. Yes, size does matter. #319-1972 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 1Z37K2S507973. Red/red vinyl. Odo: 19,428 miles. 350-ci 200-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Billie Joe Armstrong, lead singer of Green Day, gave this car to bass player Mike Dirnt for his 40th birthday. Body-on repaint of an original red C3. Some of the masking leaves a bit to be desired around the door jambs. Excellent door gaps. Mostly new or replated brightwork. Door glass seals are original and mounted cowboy-hat holder. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $11,500. The consignor made a big deal about this being a COPO truck. Well, any deviation from regular production qualified as COPO, from aerial lift trucks for Ma Bell to the batch of 100 Corvair Corsas built for Don Yenko for his first foray into limited production. In this case, it was Central Office Production Order 9G4 for the striping appliqué. While somewhat rare, it’s really just a 38-year-old used work truck. #344-1981 CADILLAC ELDORADO Pierre Cardin Evolution conversion coupe. S/N 6AL5792BE629944. Medium blue metallic/blue leather. Odo: 77,701 miles. 6-L fuel-injected V8, auto. Aftermarket conversion with extended front clip, restyled rear clip, retrimmed interior (full bucket seats with center console), wet bar in trunk (a 12-volt cooler). Original paint showing heavier nicks up front. Aftermarket trim is starting to peel. Generally good original leather, with some light fraying falling apart. New reproduction interior, showing minimal wear. Aftermarket small-diameter steering wheel and sound system. Used-car engine bay. Power brakes and windows, a/c. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $23,220. Gee, if someone gave me a Corvette for my 40th birthday, I’d hang on to it—even if it did have issues. Maybe Dirnt scrutinized it like I did and decided that it wasn’t all that nice beyond the flash. I’m just as happy not having to put up with rock-star issues like this, though. Reserve lifted at $21k, so it sold well enough. April 2014 started on some seams. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,776. Just when GM finally got the porcine Eldo on a needed diet and stylishly trimmed it out for 1979, somebody had to pump it up again. And without the benefit of a 500-ci mill to move it around, either. Worse yet, it has the ill-fated V-8-6-4-2-0. Claimed to be one of 60 Pierre Cardin conversions performed, so we have 59 more to be on the lookout for. Sold for roughly double what a comparable stock Eldo would do—which seems about right, because there has to be about twice the weight across the scale. © 149

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Bike Roundup Selected Sales Combined in One Comprehensive Report The Las Vegas Motorcycle Sales Bonhams sells 160 bikes for $3.5m, and MidAmerica sells 438 bikes for $7.4m, totaling $10.9m for all of Las Vegas Report and photos by Somer Hooker Market opinions in italics Collection and part of the Jack Silverman Ducati Collection. One high point of the sale was a 1940 Harley-Davidson EL “Knucklehead” with original paint. Originally estimated at $40k–$46k, the dust settled at $159k out the door. But even that sale was topped by a 1978 Ducati 9090 NCR at $176k. At the end of the day, 78% of 206 lots totaled nearly $3.5m. Across town at the South Point Casino, MidAmerica’s two-and-a-half-day sale offered a sig- A nificant collection of Harleys from George Pardos. This collection’s focus was rare “first ofs.” The two biggest sales here were a 1911 Harley-Davidson 7D twin at $283k and a 1925 BMW R37 at $218k. The MidAmerica sale was “presented by” Mecum Auctions. Their single-lot MV Agusta Collection that failed to sell at Monterey 2013 was offered here as 71 individual lots. All told, MidAmerica sold 82% of 536 bikes, for $7.4m in sales. ♦ The Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction Company: Bonhams Location: Las Vegas, NV Date: January 9, 2014 Auctioneer: Malcolm Barber Motorcycles sold/offered: 160/206 Sales rate: 78% Sales total: $3,552,277 High sale: 1978 Ducati 900 NCR, sold at $175,500 Buyer’s premium: 15% on first $100,000; 10% thereafter, included in sold prices ENGLISH #314-1950 VINCENT HRD METEOR motorcycle. S/N R15139. Eng. # F5AB23239. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 2,131 miles. Excessive chrome in lieu of cadmium plating. Paint removed to show VIN on frame. Seat is a reproduction and a bit ungainly. Some of the 23rd Annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction Company: MidAmerica Auctions Location: Las Vegas, NV Date: January 9–11, 2014 Auctioneers: Paul Behr, Dan Wall, Dan Schorno, Jim Landis Motorcycles sold/offered: 438/536 Sales rate: 82% Sales total: $7,389,718 High sale: 1911 Harley-Davidson 7D Twin, sold at $283,400 Buyer’s premium: 9% for onsite bids, 10% for phone bids, 12% for Internet, included in sold prices duced these stripped-down models—not what you’d expect from such a prestigious company. This one was pretty much to spec, but the restoration suffered from over-chroming in places. Well sold. Bonhams, Las Vegas, NV, 01/14. #263-1952 VINCENT RAPIDE motor- cycle. S/N RC11126. Eng. # F10AB19366. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 1,151 miles. Appears to be an older and quite presentable restoration, probably done 20-plus years ago. Incorrect levers and switch-gear. Headlight bucket is chrome-plated (should be enameled). Fitted switch gear is incorrect. Speedometer bezel needs plating. Speedometer probably does not reflect actual mileage. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $39,100. To use up old inventory, Vincent pro- 150 Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $218,000. One of the first BMW racers ever manufactured. Allegedly around 150 were built and only five are thought extant. Bidding went up like a rocket and stalled at $100k, took off again, went to $180k and then $200k. Market-correct price. MidAmerica, Las Vegas, NV, 01/14. Sports Car Market Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $12,650. I’ve only seen a few of these, and this was the finest. Colin Seeley was a noted frame-builder in the U.K. He had developed a few of these frames for Barry Sheene’s Suzuki 500. Barry went on to be world champion. I don’t expect to live to see another one of these released for public offer again. Wisely acquired by a museum. Well bought. Bonhams, Las Vegas, NV, 01/14. GERMAN #436-1925 BMW R37 motorcycle. S/N 139. Eng. # 35036. Black/brown leather. Paint is really nice. All plating bright and probably exceeds the factory original work. Cases nicely finished and not polished out but left natural. Has original manufacturer’s ID badge on front, and it matches the serial numbers. ntique-motorcycle collectors start each year in Las Vegas. This January, Bonhams held its fourth Vegas bike sale, and MidAmerica held its 23rd. Both auction houses had several large collections consigned. Bonhams’ sale at Bally’s Las Vegas had the Wayne Pierce Harley-Davidson with Dunlop alloy rims. Carbs are later Amal concentrics. Front fender poorly fitted. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $47,960. An older restoration that has stood the test of time. Nice “rider quality” bike, as they say. I’m not sure if the cases had ever been split, so any noises on startup could be expensive. About marketcorrect price for a Series C Rapide. MidAmerica, Las Vegas, NV, 01/14. #312-1970 SUZUKI SEELEY motor- cycle. S/N CS253S. Eng. # T50076363. Red/ black vinyl. Estimated to have only 100 miles, and looks it. Gas tank and oil tank are excellent fiberglass. Alloy frame still brilliant. Headlight is a Lucas pancake unit. Fitted with a Suzuki tachometer only. Nice rims. Expansion chambers have no dents or deterioration.

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Bike Roundup #330-1954 BMW RS54 motorcycle. S/N 549012. Eng. # 549012. Black/black vinyl. Alloy tank with Monza-style filler. Fitted with Dell’Orto carbs. Fly screen and lots of tech stickers on the fenders show that it has at least been paraded, if not raced in historic events. Hydraulic rear drum brake is probably a throwback to sidecar racing days. Hoske-style riorate. Auction company advised that careful reconditioning will be required. Well sold. Bonhams, Las Vegas, NV, 01/14. #234-1983 BENELLI 900 SEI motor- megaphone exhaust. Smiths tachometer. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $126,000. Allegedly this was an earlier “long-stroke” motor. With their shaftdriven OHC setup, these units could really rev. This was well bought at $126k, but a disclaimer at the bottom indicated that buyer would also be liable for import duties. Bonhams, Las Vegas, NV, 01/14. ITALIAN #368-1974 DUCATI 750 GT motorcycle. S/N DM750S755563. Eng. # 754856DM750. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 10,309 miles. Badges removed and filled in. Earlier 1973 paint scheme and decals. Engine has been out and freshened. The instrument panel has no cracking, but surplus gauges. Shock absorbers are aftermarket, as is the master cylinder for the Paint is good and an unusual color for Benelli. No crazing or oxidation on the cases. Seat cover is good. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $18,975. Said to be one of less than 2,000 built. Well sold. I have a feeling there will be more of these coming out in the future, but this is the finest. Bonhams, Las Vegas, NV, 01/14. #378-1988 DUCATI 851 Tricolore mo- torcycle. S/N ZDM3HB6T2JB850046. Red, white & green/black vinyl. Almost new example. Still fitted with slicks, which appear unused. Tachometer only. Some deterioration of foam around instruments. Paint erosion around master-cylinder cap. Some chipping of front brake. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $28,750. “Roundcase” Ducatis are extremely strong sale-wise now. There were two here, and this was the cheaper one, due to previous upgrades to make it more rider-friendly. The other unit was much closer to original and brought more. Well sold. Bonhams, Las Vegas, NV, 01/14. #383-1976 MOTO GUZZI LE MANS motorcycle. S/N 70455. Eng. # 70455. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 114 miles. Molded foam seat prone to deterioration and sagging on one side. Some paint beginning to go flat. Some rust on brake rotors. Mileage looks accurate. Every seal is dry and going to leak. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $21,850. Italian motorcycles had problems from day one with their paint. Even a sheltered unit like this will dete- 152 paint on forks. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $40,250. Nice original example. These were usually sold with disclaimers on the certificate of origin to the effect of “off-road use only.” Some still managed to get titled and put on the road. This sale was probably good for both parties. Bonhams, Las Vegas, NV, 01/14. saddlebags. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $3,270. These are always interesting when they show up. Condor was a Swiss company under contract to the military to provide military bikes with 100% Swiss parts. They had to sneak across the border and get a bunch on 350-cc Ducati engines to fulfill the contract and cast different names on badges. They were detuned and had filters added to increase reliability. Well bought. Retail is typically $4,200–$4,600. MidAmerica, Las Vegas, NV, 01/14. AMERICAN #187-1909 HARLEY-DAVIDSON 5C motorcycle. S/N N/A. Eng. # 4052. Gray/ brown leather. Original tires still on it. Paint has deteriorated, but no real rust to speak of. Sports Car Market cycle. S/N ZBNB0AB4DP011182. Eng. # BCB011127. Silver/black vinyl. miles. Fitted with Reagan-era 85-mph speedometer showing 0.1 miles. About as flawless as an original example can be. All of the brightwork is excellent. Very slight deterioration on mufflers. JAPANESE #416-1988 HONDA RS750 motorcycle. S/N GRS750F001. Eng. # GRS750001. Red/ blue vinyl. Nice bodywork in very good condition. Seat in very good condition. Workmanlike cable routing. Alloy wheels nicely polished. AMA Tech inspection stickers still on it. Serial number hand-stamped. One of approximately 50 built. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $43,600. The RS750 Honda was one of those exercises that Honda undertook to prove that it could. They were a strong force in AMA Class C racing. They rarely come on the market today. I asked the owner about the VIN, because it was so low. He said he acquired the cases from Honda and stamped the number there because the AMA required it. Well bought. MidAmerica, Las Vegas, NV, 01/14. SWISS #544-1973 CONDOR A-350 motorcycle. S/N 743500690. Eng. # 740690. Olive drab/ black vinyl. Odo: 30,320 km. Typical “war surplus” patina. Scratches, dents on fenders. Numbers still stenciled on. Marzocchi forks still intact, as well as rifle mount, rack and

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Bike Roundup $68,125. Nice surviving original. It would be awful to restore this, but it would be easy if you wanted to. It would be great for Horseless Carriage Club runs since it is a 2-speed. I think the options helped bulk up the the price. About right for both parties. MidAmerica, Las Vegas, NV, 01/14. #323-1923 INDIAN BIG CHIEF motor- All original cables. Very solid piece. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $103,550. This has been in one family since new. Great provenance, and the fact that the whole bike can be repopped these days makes it even more impressive. Good buy. Single-digit-year H-Ds are typically sixfigure bikes. From a simpler time when there were no serial numbers! MidAmerica, Las Vegas, NV, 01/14. #471-1911 HARLEY-DAVIDSON 7D Twin motorcycle. S/N N/A. Eng. # 1910A. Gray/brown leather. Paint much slicker than any original H-D. The cylinders, however, have the patina of a regular casting. Exhaust painted as original. Leather belt drive. Cond: is the wrong color, but of course the Von Dutch touch is the whole point. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $126,000. Always a great auction combination when you can combine the McQueen name and Von Dutch. The bike had strong merits on its own, but double-icon status pushed it into the six figures. Probably market-correct, all things considered. Bonhams, Las Vegas, NV, 01/14. 2. SOLD AT $283,400. Semi-officially, this model did not exist. H-D had so much trouble with them that they had to pull them off of the market until 1913 in order to work out the bugs. ’11s are rarely seen and have always fetched a phenomenal price. About marketcorrect. MidAmerica, Las Vegas, NV, 01/14. #247-1914 EXCELSIOR 2-SPEED mo- torcycle. S/N N/A. Eng. # 20490. Red & gray/brown leather. Generally rusty all over. Speedometer in good condition. Back rest for rider. Rare passenger’s seat. Acetylene headlight, taillight and tank. Horn and exhaust whistle round out the option package. All #483-1936 HARLEY-DAVIDSON EL KNUCKLEHEAD motorcycle. S/N N/A. Eng. # 36EL2031. Blue & cream/black leather. Odo: 1 miles. Serial numbers correctly stamped on undisturbed pad. Nice paint scheme. With air filter, decals. Optional leather bags fitted. Parkerized hardware is correct. Striping on crash bar is a bit excessive. cycle. S/N N/A. Eng. # 91V997. Red/black leather. Odo: 3 miles. Ex-Steve McQueen, restored by Von Dutch in 1969. Paint still brilliant. Some minor chipping around edges. Proper accessory Corbin Speedometer. Accessory horn and seat springs. Nicely optioned, including Indian Princess sidecar. The striping #291-1940 HARLEY-DAVIDSON EL KNUCKLEHEAD motorcycle. S/N N/A. Eng. # 40EL3076. Green/black leather. Odo: 16,122 miles. Original paint. Some scratches on front fender. Tank slightly creased where the shift gate is. Has H-D “chrome” package. Fitted with 1939 shift gate and transmission. Kick start and timing cover are ’41 or later. Original wiring harness, saddlebags and acces- sory spotlights. Desirable one-year-only air filter intact. Has original “short rib” cases and proper font on serial numbers. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $159,000. There was a constant crowd around this bike the whole week. The color was actually a ’38 color, which Harley offered dealers for an extra $5 back then. Anomaly was the 1939 shift gate. Bidding started at $25k and soon was jumping in $20k bids until it hit $140k. Well sold. I’ve seen similar units for $70k recently. Bonhams, Las Vegas, NV, 01/14. #484-1942 HARLEY-DAVIDSON XA Type 1 motorcycle. S/N N/A. Eng. # 42XA1259. Olive drab/brown leather. Odo: 1 miles. One of probably 1,000 built on contract for military before the Jeep came along. Very fresh paint. Proper speedometer shows one graphics are still clear. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT One of the gems of the George Pardos Collection. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $179,850. The Harley-Davidson Knucklehead is among the most iconic bikes in the U.S. The Knucklehead engine is considered the mother of all Harley engines to come. This was an excellent bike, and the restoration was not overdone. Well bought and sold. MidAmerica, Las Vegas, NV, 01/14. mile. Correct tailights. Correct military-style rack and bags. Gloss-black sidevalve top end and exhaust seems incorrect. Nice wiring job and use of original tags on the electrical gear. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $43,600. These were actually based on the BMW R71. Nice presentation of an interesting bike. Well sold. Typically they are a little under $30k. MidAmerica, Las Vegas, NV, 01/14.© 154 Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $66/month ($88 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit www.sportscarmarket.com/classifieds/place-ad to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. Email: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to classifieds@sportscarmarket.com. We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snail mail: 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 1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Picadilly roadster I6, 4-spd manual. LHD. Matching numbers. A personal export car ordered by Jaguar dealer Charles Hornsburg of Los Angeles. Three Southern California owners over the past 40 years. Recent concours-level restoration by Dave Flood of Escondido, CA. Offered Complete with JDHT Certificate and tool roll. Simply superb throughout. Contact Charles, Charles Crail Automobiles, 805.568.1934, Email: crailauto@aol. com Web: www.charlescrail.com (CA) S/N S335RL. Black & French Gray/black. I6, 3-spd manual. Rolls-Royce “Trials” car fitted with numerous factory upgrades. The last Silver Ghost sold new in the U.S. Extensive ownership history. Comes with owner’s handbook and tools. Mechanically restored in 2002 and recent cosmetic upgrades. Freshly serviced and ready to tour or show. Contact Charles, Charles Crail Automobiles, 805.568.1934, Email: crailauto@aol.com Web: www.charlescrail.com (CA) 1951 Jaguar Mark V 1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Park Ward drophead coupe S/N 647465. Imperial Maroon/tan. 57,168,939 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. This beautiful Mark V has received a no-expense-spared concours-level restoration, and features a striking color combination. Own your piece of Jaguar history today. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com Web: classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/ detail/310 (CA) 1952 Jaguar XK 120 SE fixed-head coupe S/N S680243. British Racing Green/Sage. 22 miles. S/N S814360DN. Imperial Maroon/Biscuit. 3,280 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. This beautiful Jaguar has received a professional, bare-metal, three-year rotis- S/N LSHD60. Midnight Blue & Shell Gray/blue gray. 59,000 miles. I6, LHD. One of six drophead coupes built. Sold new to Col. W.B. Phillips of Toronto, Canada. One-family ownership for the past 46 years. Complete with all books, tools and records. Recent mechanical and cosmetic restoration. An exceptional rare, elegant car that is ready for touring or RROC meets. Contact Charles, Charles Crail Automobiles, 805.568.1934, Email: crailauto@aol.com Web: www.charlescrail.com (CA) 1955 Jaguar XK 140 coupe Black plate, California car. Only 1,500 miles on complete $59,000 restoration. Paint and bodywork by Images Auto Body and mechanicals by Bill Price. Restoration invoices and photographs. $57,500. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, Email: sales@ fantasyjunction.com Web: www.fantasyjunction. com (CA) 1962 Micorplas TR 4, 4A, 5+250 surrey-top convertible S/N CF51369U. Red/dark tan. 28,000 miles. H6, 4-spd manual. Outstanding all-original 2-owner low mileage, never in rain. Beautifully maintained. Books, records, hard top. The way to have one! Call days only. Contact Jerry, 330.759.5224, Email: jbenzr@aol.com (OH) 1985 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit 4-dr sedan S/N BC60LCZ. Sand/red. V8, 4-spd automatic. LHD. Extremely rare and very desirable coachwork. All-aluminum body. Only one of 27 built. Four documented owners since new. Comes with original handbook, service history, tools and build sheets. Exceptional condition throughout. Contact Charles, Charles Crail Automobiles, 805.568.1934, Email: crailauto@aol.com Web: www.charlescrail.com (CA) 1962 Jaguar Mk 2 4-dr sedan S/N S838630DN. Imperial Maroon/Biscuit. I6, 4-spd manual. Spectacular color combo with a no-expensespared restoration by Jaguar professionals, this 3.8 DHC is a JCNA national champion, scoring 100 points in three consecutive 2011 shows! Excellent opportunity for the serious collector. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com Web: classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/ detail/252 (CA) 1962 Bentley S2 Continental coupe by HJ Mulliner serie restoration, sparing no attention to detail. Fun to drive, great for touring, and can be competitive in showing. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com (CA) 1961 Jaguar XK 150 drop-head coupe S/N P219796BW. Opalescent Dark Green/beige. 3,637 miles. I6, automatic. Spectacular, numbersmatching Mark II in its original color combo of Opalescent Dark Green & beige; This professionally restored Mark II stands as an excellent example that is ready to be driven and enjoyed now. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@ classicshowcase.com Web: classicshowcase.com/index. php/inventory/detail/378 (CA) 1967 Austin Princess Vanden Plas limousine I6, manual. Show condition. Aluminum body (steel hood & trunk) with recent $23,000 bare-metal repaint. New interior, wood removed and refinished. Runs beautifully. Probably nicest in U.S. Photo documented restoration. Call for additional images and extensive details of restoration. $49,000. Contact Bill, 815.598.3393, Email: classifieds@sportscarmarket.com (IL) 1975 Delta IR-F4B race car Black/I4, manual. One of three made in England. Raced F4 in England and Formula C in the U.S. for five years. Not raced since 1979. Engine; Ford 105E, 997-cc, Hewland Mk9, new fuel cell. $29,750. Contact James, 402.435.0109, Email: jliska@neb. rr.com (NE) 1976 Triumph TR6 convertible Genuine Microplas (made in England). Surrey Top for Triumph TR4, 4A, 5+250. Fits model years from approximately 1962–67. Includes fixed back window, bows and two vinyl tops. Excellent condition. $1,900. Contact Dennis, 973.650.1724, Email: dennis.mamchur2@gmail.com (NJ) 1963 Jaguar Mark 2 sedan S/N SCAZS42A2FCX12846. Burgandy/tan. 69,000 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. An opportunity to own an automotive legend. Refinished in the original deep burgundy with tan Connolly leather & Wilton carpet, in excellent condition. It has received a major service including brakes, a/c compressor rebuild (cold air), tune-up, fluids changed & other services. One-owner car in excellent, mint shape. $16,900 OBO. Contact Nick, 937.885.7324, Email: nbgt@ sbcglobal.net (OH) 158 Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery 1990 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur II MPW SE LWB sedan tained. Sunroof fitted. $54,500. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Web: www.fantasyjunction.com (CA) 1967 Porsche 911 coupe S/N SCAZN02D9LCX33313. Bordeau/Magnolia. 34,000 miles. V8, automatic. Special limited-edition #23/25 by Mulliner Park Ward. Unique luxury extras. Maintained and sorted with records. National concours winner. $35,000 OBO. Contact Steve, 480.473.8944, Email: steveguerrant@yahoo. com (AZ) 2008 Bentley GTC Mulliner convertible S/N SCBDR33W88C053079. Diamond Black/black. 23,000 miles. V12, automatic. Options: ·4-Spoke Wood and Leather Steering Wheel, ·Deep Pile Overmats Front and Rear, ·Drilled Alloy Sports Foot Pedals, ·Massage Front Seats, ·Veneer Door and Rear-Quarter Inserts, ·Bluetooth Telephone System, ·Navigation, ·CD Changer, ·Reverse Camera, ·Satellite Radio, ·Embossed “Bentley”’ to Seat Facings $109,900 OBO. Contact Chris, Premier Sports Cars, 417.831.6065, Email: sales@premiercars.com Web: www.premiercars.com/vehicle-details/2d7557 7e2fb27741a4084d006ea5b02d/2008+bentley+c ontinental+gtc+mulliner+2-door+convertible. html (MO) German 1936 BMW 319 Weinberger cabriolet S/N 461171. Irish Green/black. 109,000 miles. H6, 5-spd manual. Well-sorted SWB car. Started life as a 912 and had 2.0-liter 911 engine/tranny transplanted in early ‘70s. Over $50k invested in restoration over past 10 years. Great turn-key and affordable long-hood example. No rust. All fresh mechanicals. Everything works. $42,990 OBO. Contact Paul, AutoKennel, 714.335.4911, Email: paul@autokennel.com Web: www.AutoKennel.com (CA) 1968 Mercedes-Benz 230S 4-dr sedan In storage for years. What a wonderful example of pure originality, original interior, exterior and even tires. In excellent shape top to bottom. A great opportunity to own such an original Fiat. Includes rare English shop manual. $42,500. Contact Doug, 503.287.4070, Email: dougbaldridge61@gmail. com (ME) 1950 Lancia Aurelia B50 Pf cabriolet Rare, early open-bodied example of Lancia’s groundbreaking flagship Aurelia. Aluminum body by Pininfarina. Mechanically solid. Perfect for tours and historic rallies. $179,500. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Web: www.fantasyjunction.com (CA) 68,000 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. Rare 6-cylinder, four on the floor, Robin Egg Blue with low mileage, in pristine original condition. Last of the fin Mercedes. Runs lovely. Simple elegance. $20,000. Contact Ken, 207.831.6050, Email: Kmn1@maine.rr.com (ME) 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe 1997 Ferrari 355 spider S/N ZHWGU12T97LA05703. Black/black. 11,000 miles. V10, automatic. Options: ·Branding Package, ·Full Power Seats, ·Heated Seats, ·eGear Transmission, ·Callisto Wheels, ·Front Lifting System, ·Reverse Camera, ·Navigation, ·Silver Calipers, ·Capristo Exhaust $129,900 OBO. Contact Chris, Premier Sports Cars, 417.831.6065, Email: sales@ premiercars.com Web: www.premiercars.com/ vehicle-details/f6aa923f800bb14a9c7d291a42766fb 3/2007+lamborghini+gallardo+2-door+coupe. html (MO) Japanese 1990 Mazda Miata convertible S/N ZFFEW59A660147690. Black/black. 7,000 miles. V8, 6-spd manual. Options: ·Daytona Seats, ·Beige Daytona Seat Inserts, ·Beige Stitching, ·Electrically Operated Seats, ·Carbon Ceramic Brakes, ·Brake Calipers in Aluminum, ·Scuderia Shields, ·HI-FI Sound System, ·6-Disc CD Changer, ·Carbon Fiber Dash Trim $149,900 OBO. Contact Chris, Premier Sports Cars, 417.831.6065, Email: sales@premiercars.com Web: www.premiercars.com/vehicledetails/e53d6d552f880a488d9d81cd266addca/20 06+ferrari+430+spider+2-door+convertible. html (MO) 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo coupe Italian 1949 Fiat Giardiniera Topolino wagon 2006 Ferrari F430 Spider S/N 58144. Black & gray/gray leather. 850 miles. V6, 3-spd manual. Weinberger special body style is very rare car, produced in small amounts! In 2003 the unique car was restored in Europe. The body was meticulously block sanded, then finished to the highest standards. Completely renovated motor, block from 326 model. This is an excellent original car. $159,000 OBO. Contact Rafael, RM Techno-Classicar LLC, 917.560.7878, Email: rschaltuper@yahoo.com Web: rmtechno-classicar.com (NJ) 1961 Porsche 356B Super 90 roadster Red/black. 28,000 miles. H6, 5-spd manual. Original car with original panels, floor, interior, drivetrain. Fuchs wheels, sunroof. Documentation. $40,000 OBO. Contact Dexter, 204.510.3399, Email: vintagecarguy@mymts.net (CAN) 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL S/N ZFFXR48AXV0107154. Red/tan. 5,000 miles. V8, 6-spd manual. Options:·Scuderia Shields, ·Yellow Calipers, ·Major Belt Service Performed at 4,800 Miles 12/23/2008, ·Owner Manuals, Spare Keys, Convertible Top Boot, Toolkit & Service Records present with car. $79,900 OBO. Contact Chris, Premier Sports Cars, 417.831.6065, Email: sales@ premiercars.com Web: www.premiercars.com/ vehicle-details/a4061ff1a4f2db4cb9f1ed5a8bf68f23/ 1997+ferrari+355+spider+4-door+convertible. html (MO) 2005 Ferrari F430 F1 coupe S/N JM1NA3512L0141467. Sunkist orange/black. 45,000 miles. I4, 5-spd manual. Rare one-in-amillion Mazda factory color test car. Unique Mazda Miata “Sunkist” color car: One of the six different Miatas used by the factory in 1990 to evaluate paint colors for production. The only bright orange Miata ever made. Documented history, service records, original paperwork. Restored condition, runs & drives excellent. With 2 great sets of wheels: BBS & Panasports. $29,500 OBO. Contact Doug, Email: gdz54@att.net (CA) 1993 Nissan 300ZX convertible Recently rebuilt Super 90 engine. Exceptional condition throughout. European headlights, knockoff-style wheels, headrests, clock, luggage rack, tools, CoA, owner’s manual, current records. $185,000. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Web: www.fantasyjunction.com (CA) 1964 Porsche 356 coupe Long time California car. Runs and drives superbly. Mechanically and structurally excellent. Well main- 160 S/N WDBFA66E3LF005366. Smoke silver/Pebble. 120 miles. V8, 5-spd automatic. This 500SL roadster is in showroom-new condition after 24 years of indoor, covered storage. Exterior and interior are as new. Fuel, engine and transmission systems have been serviced. Car has new tires, battery and hood pad. Both tops. All books, records and tools are present. Runs and drives as a new car. M-B car cover. $39,500. Contact George, Performance Analysis Co., 865.482.9175, Email: perfanalysis@comcast. net (TN) S/N ZFFEW58A450143122. Black/black. 11,000 miles. V8, other. Options: ·Scuderia Shields, ·Silver Brake Calipers, ·Power Seats, ·Daytona Style Seats, ·Silver Stitching, ·F1 Transmission, ·3M Clear Bra Protection, ·Car Cover. New tires, comes complete with all books, tools and spare keys. $124,900 OBO. Contact Chris, Premier Sports Cars, 417.831.6065, Email: sales@premiercars.com Web: www.premiercars.com/vehicle-details/889316cea 8781b49aec6fa37939a3b65/2005+ferrari+430 +f1+2-door+coupe.html (MO) S/N JN1RZ27H7PX002367. Red/black. 68,500 miles. V6, 5-spd manual. 3-liter V6, 24-valve, 225-hp, 5spd manual, 4-wheel disc brakes. Runs great. Leather, polished alloy wheels, cruise, full power except for top. Limited production. $8,750. Contact Dennis, 314.330.4327, Email: djsommer7649@yahoo. com (MO) 2003 Acura NSX T Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery Black/tan. 25,000 miles. V6, 6-spd manual. The best of the best. Second owner, perfect CARFAX, all service up to date, no issues and no disappointments. All factory options and accessories, all original, less $5k dealer-installed full stainless comp TEC exhaust system. Call or email for more information and photos. $85,000. Contact Jim, 816.510.6406, Email: jnknance@gmail.com Web: www.oldride.com/ sports_cars/483986.html (MO) American 1952 Cunningham C-3 West Palm Beach coupe 1964 Chevrolet Corvette L76 convertible S/N 40867S121926. Silver Blue/dark blue. 1,400 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. Beautiful frame-off restoration done by retiree with perfection in mind. All work was done with NCRS detail and will not disappoint. Rebuilt 327/365-hp with side exhaust and 4-speed gearbox. Correct knockoff wheels, power steering, working AM/FM radio. Black soft top completes this beauty $69,500. Contact Jim, Email: qbflyr@aol.com (FL) 1996 Chevrolet Corvette coupe S/N 5206X. One-off constructed on C-2 competition chassis. 220-hp Chrysler Hemi, aluminum body. Well documented, known ownership. $750,000. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Web: www.fantasyjunction.com (CA) 1954 Chevrolet Corvette roadster S/N E54S004098. I6, 2-spd automatic. Fastidious restoration overseen by NCRS judge. Mechanically sorted. Very correct and well-detailed car. Runs and drives very well. Excellent basis for NCRS entrant/competitor. $98,500. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, Email: sales@fantasyjunction.com Web: www.fantasyjunction.com (CA) 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray coupe 90,000 miles. V8, 6-spd automatic. ”Retro 58” classic look, comfort and reliability, power top, navigation, original owner, never damaged, 90k pampered miles, health forces sale. $30,000. Contact Dennis, Email: dofrazier@hotmail.com (AL) © Riverside Red/red. 0 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. 1972 IMSA GTO Champion; F.I.A. Daytona 6-hour; 1973 Sebring 12-hour. SVRA Medallion; Monterey 2002; Bloomington Gold 1993; Sebring Legends Honoree 2013. Full restoration 1993. Unquestionable documentation (pictures, home movies, receipts, race records, original race notes. $275,000. Contact Phil, 352.378.4761, Email: fastphilcurrin@cox.net (FL) www.SportsCarMarket.com/classifieds/place-ad S/N 1G1YY2257T5118756. Black/black. 63,000 miles. V8, 6-spd manual. LT-4. Very nice condition, Grand Sport rims and tires, FlowMaster exhaust, K&N air filter, original rims and exhaust go with car. $16,200. Contact Doug, 815.672.6992, Email: mctluxbath@gmail.com (IL) 2007 Chevrolet Corvette convertible It’s so easy! We’ve made uploading your Showcase Gallery listings online easier. As an added bonus, we now feature multiple images for our web listings. 162 Sports Car Market

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Auction Companies Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. 33 (0)1 42 99 2056, 33 (0)1 42 99 1639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. Email: motorcars@artcurial.com. www.artcurial.com/motorcars. (FR) 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) Dan Kruse Classics is a familyAuctions America. 877.906.2437, Formed in July 2010 as a subsidiary of RM Auctions, the Auctions America by RM team, led by collector car expert Donnie Gould, specializes in American classics, Detroit muscle, hot rods, customs and vintage motorcycles. Consign With Confidence. www.auctionsamerica.com. (IN) owned collector car auction company located in San Antonio, Texas. DKC has been responsible for successful collector car sales since 1972 with annual sales in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Dan has personally has over $1,000,000,000 in sales in his storied career. Dan, and daughters Tiffany, Tedra and Tara, manage the company. 866.495.8111 Dankruseclassics.com (TX) 888.672.0020, Lucky Collector Car Auctions is aptly named after Harold “Lucky” Lemay. Based in the majestic, pastoral ground of Marymount, home to the Lemay Family Collection Foundation near Tacoma, WA, the collection, formerly the biggest in the world according to Guinness, now hosts an unrivaled event center, art collection and charitable foundation, which features two exceptional collector car auctions a year. www.luckyoldcar.com (WA) Russo and Steele Collector AutoMecum Auction Company. Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694, 480.421.6697. For over 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 watches 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) 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 recordsetting Scottsdale Auction in January and a world-class auction at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida in March. www.goodingco.com. (CA) 262.275.5050. The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 25 years, now offering more than 12,000 vehicles per year. Mecum Auctions is the world leader of collector car, exotics, vintage motorcycles and road art sales. Auctions are held throughout the United States and broadcast live on Velocity, Discovery Network. For further information, visit www.Mecum.com. 445 South Main Street Walworth, WI 53184. 262.275.5050 (WI) mobile Auctions. 602.252.2697, Fax: 602.252.6260. Specializing in the finest European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles; Russo and Steele now hosts four record-breaking auctions per year; Newport Beach in June; Monterey, CA, every August; Las Vegas in September, 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) 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 consignors are everyday people with a passion for Nostalgic and Collector cars. Come see the difference at Silver Auctions. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. Email: silver@silverauctions.com, www.silverauctions.com. (WA) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290, 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 A family-run auction house producing two large classic cars auctions per year. McCormick’s Palm Springs Auctions has been in business for over 25 years, and each auction features over 500 classics & exotics. www.classic-carauction.com. (CA) Hollywood Wheels Auctions & Bonhams is the largest auction house to hold scheduled sales of classic and vintage motorcars, motorcycles and car memorabilia, with auctions held globally in conjunction with internationally renowned motoring events. Bonhams holds the world-record price for any motorcar sold at auction, as well as for many premier marques. San Francisco: (415) 391-4000 New York: (212) 644-9001 Los Angeles: (323) 850-7500 London: +44 20 7447-7447 Paris: +33 1 42 61 10 10 www.bonhams.com/motors Shows 800.237.8954, Hosting two auctions a year in beautiful Palm Beach, FL, March & December. Offering quality collector cars and personalized service, all in a climate-controlled, state-of-the-art facility. Come be a part of the excitement! Check us out at www.hollywoodcarauctions.com. Where Collectors Collect! See You On The Block! The Vicari Auction Company hosts fast-paced, high energy auctions along the Gulf Coast, offering an entertaining destination to car collectors, enthusiasts and travelers. The company prides itself on personal service, providing cars for everyone from the avid collector to the first-time buyer. For more information, contact Vicari Auction at 1900 Destrehan Ave., Harvey, LA 70058; call 504.875.3563; or visit www.vicariauction.com. (LA) Rick Cole Auctions. Rick Cole conducted the first auction ever held in Monterey. His dozen successive annual events forever changed the landscape of the historic weekend. Next August, Rick Cole and Terry Price combine seventy-plus years of professional client care to present an entirely new type of Monterey Auction experience, conducted at The Marriott Hotel. Limited consignment. Email: rickcole@rickcole. com Web: www.rickcole.com (CA) Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942, Carlisle Collector Car Auctions. 717.243.7855, 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, FOLLOW SCM Lucky Collector Car Auctions. 164 Sports Car Market Join Leake Auction Company as they celebrate 40 years in the collector car auction industry. Their unsurpassed customer service and fast-paced twolane auction ring makes them a leader in the business. Leake currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Dallas and San Antonio. Visit them online at www.leakecar.com or call 800.722.9942. Worldwide Auctioneers. RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371,. With offices and auctions throughout North America and Europe, RM is the largest auction house globally that caters to collectors of high-end vintage automobiles. The RM team of car specialists is the largest in the world, offering services in a numbers of languages and decades of experience in buying, selling, racing, and restoring collector cars. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) 800.990.6789 or 1.260.925.6789, Worldwide Auctioneers was formed over a decade ago by vintage-motorcar specialists Rod Egan and John Kruse. The sale and acquisition of classic automobiles is our core business, and no one is better qualified. Worldwide is unique in having owners who are also our chief auctioneers, so you deal directly with the auctioneer, and we are wholly invested in achieving the best result for you. Our auctions are catalogue-based, offering a limited number of higher-end consignments, with an emphasis on quality rather than volume. (We don’t limit ourselves to only selling the most expensive cars in the world, but do ensure that every car we consign is the very best of its type.) We also offer specialist-appraisal, estate-management and collectionconsultancy services. Our dedicated private sales division serves the needs of individual collectors who seek privacy or to acquire vehicles that may not be available on the open market. www.worldwide-auctioneers.com. (IN) RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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Alfa Romeo Automobilia Coachbuilt Press. 215-925-4233, 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 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) Coachbuilt Press creates limited edition automotive titles for the discriminating motoring enthusiast. We present exceptional material on the most significant collections, museums and marques with a balance of authoritative writing, precise research, unique historical documents and the modern photography of Michael Furman. Please visit our website to view our latest titles and order. www.CoachbuiltPress.com (PA). 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. 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) Appraisals 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 1890s through the 1960s; featuring marque, event and product advertising. Please visit us at: www.VintageAutoPosters.com. 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. Buy/Sell/General Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC. 206.467.6531 , Experts in worldwide acquisition, collection management, disposition and appraisal. For more than a quarter century, Cosmopolitan Motors has lived by its motto, “We covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian.” Absurdly eclectic and proud of it. Find your treasure here, or pass it along to the next generation. www.cosmopolitanmotors. com (WA) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100, Restoration 760.758.6119. Always buying: Offering top dollar for your European classics. Always selling: 3 showrooms with an excellent selection to choose from. Always Restoring: We feature an award-winning, world-class restoration facility, with the expertise to restore you car to any level, including modifications. Super craftsmanship; attention to detail; knowledgeable staff; servicing all of the collector’s needs. Located in San Diego County. Email: sales@classicshowcase.com, www.classicshowcase.com (CA) sics.com. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company, the premier West Coast classic car dealership established in 1985. Offering one of the largest indoor showrooms in Southern California with an exceptional inventory of the very finest American and European classic cars available. We buy, sell and consign collectible automobiles, offering the best consignment terms available, contact us at sales@heritageclassics.com When in Southern California visit our beautiful showroom and specialty automotive bookstore, Heritage Classics Motorbooks, open Monday–Saturday. For current inventory and to visit our virtual bookstore visit www.heritageclassics.com Hyman Ltd Classic Cars. 314.524.6000, One of the largest inventories of vintage cars in the world. Please visit our website often, www.hymnaltd.com to see our current stock. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars, 2310 Chaffee Drive, St. Louis, MO. 63146 314-524-6000 sales@hymnaltd.com Kastner & Partners Garage. From our spectacular Santa Monica location, Kastner & Partners Garage strives to offer some of the finest collector vehicles available, combined with unparalleled service. If we do not currently have that which you are looking for or, if you have a classic that you’re looking to sell, please let us know. 150 Pico Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90405 310.593.2080 www.kastnerandpartnersgarage.com Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC. 206.467.6531 , For over a quarter century Cosmopolitan Motors has been at the center of the world for collector cars changing hands. Their unparalleled experience in tracking valuations makes them uniquely capable of valuating the rare and unusual. Estates, settlements, collections, insurance. Let their billion dollars worth of experience supply the results you seek. “We covet the rare and unusual whether pedigreed or proletarian”. www. cosmopolitanmotors.com (WA) Automotive Restorations. 203.377.6745, Collector car sales, both road and race, have been a key activity for over 35 years. Our sales professionals actively seek consignments on a global basis. We also offer vehicle “search and find” for rare models. We undertake pre-purchase inspections worldwide. We provide auction support, including in person or telephone bidding for absentee buyers. Restoration management and special event assistance are also included in our services. Our aim is to make sure that your collector car passion is as enjoyable and worry free as possible. www.automotiverestorations.com Gullwing Motor Cars stocks more than 100 cars at our warehouse location, 27 years of experience; visited by customers across the country and overseas. We specialize in European and American cars and we are always looking to buy classic cars in any condition. We pick up from anywhere in the U.S. Quick payment & pick up. 718.545.0500. www.gullwingmotorcars.com Hartek Automotive, 319.337.4140, Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, Gooding & Company’s experts are well-qualified to appraise 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) Beverly Hills Car Club is one of the largest European classic car dealerships in the nation with an extensive inventory spanning over 50,000 sf. We can meet all your classic car needs with our unprecedented selection; from top of the line models to projects cars. We buy classic cars in any shape or condition & provide the quickest payment & pickup anywhere in the U.S. 310.975.0272 www.beverlyhillscarclub.com (CA) April 2014 Hartek Automotive is a division of Hartwig Motors Inc., one of the oldest automotive retailers in the Midwest since 1912. Hartek Automotive specializes in the maintenance and sale of sports and prestige automobiles. Their reputation for service continues with a very personalized approach to maintenance of an individual’s daily driver, to the restoration of that special automobile. Hartek Automotive also offers pre-sale or post-sale inspections. Located in Iowa, we are equally accessible for the enthusiast from anywhere. Drive in or fly in...you will find us most accommodating. www.hartek.org (IA) Luxury Brokers International. 215.459.1606, specializing in the sales, purchase and brokerage of classic automobiles for the astute collector with a new-age, contemporary approach. Focusing on original, high-quality examples as enjoyable, tangible investments. Classic car storage, classic car consignment, brokerage, and other consulting services are available as well. We actively pursue the purchase and sales of any investment grade classic car. Since 2009 we have offered a unique opportunity for collectors, enthusiasts, and other industry professionals. www.lbilimited.com, sales@ lbilimited.com (PA) Paul Russell and Company. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. 310.657.9699, www.heritageclas- 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) 165

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Woodies USA. 949.922.7707, 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. www.woodiesusa.com. (CA) Classic Car Transport Chubb Collector Car Insurance. Passport Transport. 800.736.0575, 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 ’60s 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. L.A. Prep. 562.997.0170, L.A. Prep brings its 30 years of experience transporting vehicles for the automotive industry’s top manufacturers to discriminating luxury and exotic car owners and collectors across the United States. Its highly-skilled and experienced staff delivers an unsurpassed level of service and takes care of your car with the highest quality equipment available in trucks and trailers that are as clean and well maintained as the valuable assets that they carry. www.LAPrepTransport.com 1.866.CAR.9648, With Chubb you’ll have flexibility and control with worldclass coverage and claim service. There are no mileage restrictions, “Agreed Value” is included and you’re free to use the restoration shop of your choice for covered repairs. Special pricing is also available for large collections. For more information, call 1-866-227-9648 or visit www.chubbcollectorcar.com. www.wirewheel.com, 772.299.9788. 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) Grundy Worldwide. 888.647.8639, Grundy Worldwide offers agreed value insurance with no mileage limitations, zero deductible*, and high liability limits. Our coverages are specifically designed for collectible-car owners. From classic cars to muscle cars, Grundy Worldwide has you covered. (*Zero deductible available in most states.) 888.6GRUNDY (888.647.8639). www.grundyworldwide.com. (PA) AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC. 631.425.1555, All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servicingcomplete 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) Carobu Engineering. 949.722.9307, Ferrari specialist. Engine rebuilding/ development, dyno-testing, parts and service. Your source for high-performance brakes, suspension, gaskets, engine parts, wheels and exhaust. Dealer for Tubi, Brembo, Koni, Razzo Rosso, Sangalli, Zanzi, Novitech Rosso and X-Ost. www.CAROBU.com. Radcliffe Motor Company. Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. Reliable Carriers, Inc. 877.744.7889, As the country’s largest enclosed auto transport company, Reliable Carriers faithfully serves all 48 contiguous United States and Canada. Whether you’ve entered a concours event, need a relocation, are attending a corporate event, or shipping the car of your dreams from one location to another, one American transportation company does it all. www.reliablecarriers.com Collector Car Insurance Fourintune Garages Inc. Heacock Classic. 800.678.5173, We Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse a new breed of insurance for classic, antique, exotic, special-interest, contemporary classic and limited-edition cars. 166 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) 262.375.0876, www.fourintune.com. Complete ground-up restoration on British Marques — specializing in Austin-Healeys since 1976. Experience you can trust, satisfied customers nationwide. Visit our website for details on our restoration process which includes a complete quotation on Healeys. Located in historic Cedarburg — just minutes north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (WI) T. Rutlands & T. Rutlands West provides international service from one of the world’s largest Ferrari parts inventories coast to coast. We have more Ferrari parts, more Ferrari parts experience and better Ferrari parts prices than most anyone. Since 1981 T. Rutlands has been building valuable partnerships with the Ferrari industry’s most respected repair shops, professionals and car owners seeking to provide a one-stop shopping experience for Fer- Sports Car Market 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) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100, restoration 760.758.6119. World class full service restoration facility. 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Over 50 sports and race cars always in stock. Please check our website for our latest inventory offerings: www.wirewheel.com. (FL) Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini To get a quote is even easier with our new online improvements. Go to www.barrett-jackson.com/insurance/, select Get a Quote, enter in a couple of key pieces of information about your vehicle and get an estimated quote within seconds! It’s that easy. Don’t be caught without the right insurance for your vehicle. In the unfortunate aftermath of damage to your vehicle, learning that your insurance won’t restore your prized possession to its former glory, or appropriately compensate you for your loss, is the last thing you want to hear. To get a quote by phone, call 877.545.2522. 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. 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rari parts, tools and accessories. Ferrari parts are our only business and we are true product and service specialists in every sense of the word. When you need a comprehensive parts selection for both vintage and contemporary Ferraris, you can count on a single-source leader in the Ferrari parts business…T. Rutlands. Call us Toll Free 800.638.1444, Internationally 770.493.8852. Email: Sales@ trutlands.com. www.trutlands.com Finance European Collectibles, Inc. J. J. BEST BANC & CO. provides financing on classic cars ranging from 1900 to today. Visit our website at www.jjbest.com or call 1-800-USA-1965 and get a loan approval in as little as 5 minutes! 949.650.4718, European Collectibles has been buying, consigning, selling and restoring classic European sports cars since 1986. We specialize in Porsche (356 and 911) 1950s to early 1970s along with other marks including Mercedes, Aston Martin, Ferrari, MG, Austin Healey & Jaguar with 40 vehicles in stock to choose from. European Collectibles also offers complete mechanical and cosmetic restorations to concours level along with routine service. Located in Orange County, CA, between Los Angeles and San Diego. Sales@europeancollectibles.com or visit our website www.europeancollectibles.com. (CA) Ferrari Financial Services. 201.510.2500, As the world’s only Ferrari-owned finance company, no one understands a Ferrari customer’s unique perspective better than the company that designed these iconic sports cars. Whether it’s a line of credit for owners interested in utilizing the equity in their collection, or a simple interest loan, we stand committed to help our clients enhance their collection — without origination or early termination fees. “FFS” offers a level of expertise that cannot be matched by other lenders. Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Italian restorations. Specializing in German, British, and Italian classics. Superb fit, attention to detail, great craftsmanship, knowledgeable staff, passionate on quality. Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Hamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300, with more than 30 years in the industry and worldwide clientele in dealing in European race and sports cars, specializes in classic Ferraris of the '50s & '60s. www.ferrari4you.com Leasing LeMay Family Collection FoundaPutnam Leasing. 866.90.LEASE. Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. 1.866.MB.CLASSIC, The center of competence for classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts — for vintage car sales, meticulous restorations by manufacturer-trained technicians and the widest selection of Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts, we are the source. www.mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) Import/Export Premier Financial Services is the nation’s leading lessor of vintage and exotic motorcars. Our Simple Lease Program is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term, as well as for those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination Program allows you the flexibility of financing with the tax advantages of leasing. Contact Premier at 877.973.7700 or info@pfsllc.com. www.premierfinancialservices.com (CT) German For over 30 years, Putnam Leasing has been the leader in exotic, luxury, and collector car leasing. This honor comes from Putnam’s unique ability to match the car of your dreams with a lease designed just for you. Every Putnam Lease is written to provide maximum flexibility while conserving capital, lowering monthly payments, and maximizing tax advantages. Its Putnam’s way of letting you drive more car for less money. For leases ranging from $50,000 to more than one million dollars, with terms extending up to 84 months contact the oldest and most experienced leasing company in the country by calling 1.866.90.LEASE. Or just visit www.putnamleasing.com. Legal Law Offices of Bruce Shaw Collector Car Fraud Specialists, www.shawlaws.com. A motorhead law firm with real practical knowledge and experience in the Collector Car Field. Experience: Chain of speed shops, Body Shops, Car Dealerships, former NCRS judge as well as licensed attorneys. Estate planning and divorce settlements concerning Collector Cars. 50 State Representation. 215.657.2377 Mercedes-Benz The SL Market Letter, Cosdel International Transportation. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100, restoration 760.758.6119. World class full-service restoration facility. Creating show/show drivers, and driver Since 1960 Cosdel International Transportation has been handling international shipments by air, ocean and truck. Honest service, competitive pricing and product expertise have made Cosdel the natural shipping choice for the world’s best-known collectors, dealers and auction houses. If you are moving a car, racing or rallying, or attending a concours event overseas, Cosdel is your comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your nationwide and international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. 415.777.2000 carquotes@cosdel.com. www.cosdel.com. (CA) 612.567.0234 NOT just SLs but all rare and collectible Mercedes! A key resource on Mercedes since 1982. 100s of Mercedes for sale, market news, price analysis & special reports in every issue & website. 1 & 2 yr. subscriptions open the door to one-on-one SLML help finding & selling specific models. Ask about our private sales program. www.slmarket.com (MN) Museums tion at Marymount Events Center near Tacoma, WA, hosts an epic backdrop for your next event. Home to 500 fabulous collector cars, world class art exhibits, and assorted ephemera, consider your next event here. Weddings, swap meets, conventions, auctions. The facility can likely exceed your expectations. Visit during the 37th annual open house along with 13,000 other enthusiasts. 253.272.2336 www.lemaymarymount. org (WA) Parts and Accessories Baldhead Cabinets. 877.966.2253. The garage is no longer a place to cast off items unwanted. It is a destination in itself. We are a full-service, family owned company that designs and manufactures custom metal cabinets in Bend, OR. Choose from meticulously crafted storage cabinets, TV cabinets, sink cabinets, or our ever popular pull out fastener bin cabinet, just to name a few. www.baldheadcabinets.com events, concerts and even drive-in movies. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors/students/military and $8 for youth. ACM is free for members and kids five and under. www.lemaymuseum.org. (WA) California Car Cover Company. More than just custom-fit car covers, California Car Cover is the home of complete car care and automotive lifestyle products. 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agement and control produce the quality & attention to detail we have come to be known for in all we produce. See much more on the web at www.automotiverestorations.com Suixtil USA. 888.800.8870, the U.S. distributor of Suixtil clothing. Suixtil, the brand preferred by racing legends of the 1950s and 1960s, encapsulates the spirit, passion and grit of the heroic early days of racing. From the iconic Juan Manuel Fangio to Sir Stirling Moss to Peter Collins, all the great drivers of the day wore the brand. Lost for decades, the original Suixtil line was re-discovered, researched and faithfully re-created in recent years, bringing back to life the spirit of daring, passion and camaraderie of that unforgettable era in motor sport racing. Shop online at www.SuixtilUSA.com sales@suixtilusa.com Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245, Alan Taylor Company Inc. Swissvax. 305.219.8882. Since 1930 the Swiss family company creates magnificent wax formulations. The non abrasive system consists of a pre-wax fluid and a high-content Carnauba wax. Unlike ordinary polishes, Swissvax restores the valuable oils of the paint finish that become starved over time and is safe for all paint finishes. Swissvax is also world wide OEM supplier to Rolls-Royce Motorcars, Bugatti, Lamborghini. www.swissvax.com www. swissvax.us WeatherTech® Automotive Ac- cessories. 800.441.8527, MacNeil Automotive Products Limited providing Automotive Accessories for your vehicles for over 20 years. MacNeil has defined high-quality vehicle protection with the WeatherTech® line of Automotive Accessories. Choose from allweather floor mats, extreme-duty floor liners, cargo/trunk liners, side window deflectors, no-drill mudflaps, many different options of license plate frames and more. We have products available for virtually every make and model. To see and buy everything, go to www.WeatherTech.com. Restoration — General Black Horse Garage. 203.330.9604, Established in 1991 by Frank Buonanno, who has spent two decades of his 49-year career specializing in Ferraris, Black Horse Garage is known primarily as a world-class restoration and engine rebuilding shop for V12 Ferraris. Services include routine maintenance, engine building, coach trim, coachwork, woodwork repair, full restoration, Storage, detailing and concourse preparation. Email: Info@ blackhorsegarage.com High Mountain Classics. 970.532.2339, World-class restoration, repair, and maintenance. Many Pebble Beach Class wins and Best of Show evidence our pursuit of restoration excellence. We service and maintain blue-chip collectibles, race cars, and other investment-grade cars, and provide vintage race track support. We have particular excellence with Bugatti and other pre-war marques. www.HighMountainClassics.com JWF Restorations Inc. Special- izing in AC restoration from street to concours, U.S. Registrar AC Owners Club (U.K.). Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St. Portland, OR 97225 503-706-8250 Fax 503-646-4009 The world’s largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership is not required. Monthly magazine. Email: jim@jwfrestoration.com (OR) Automotive Restorations. 203.377.6745, Founded in 1978, we are well established practitioners of the art and craft of vehicle restoration, preservation and service. Nearly 40 experienced craftspeople focused on the art and entertainment to be enjoyed with great cars describes our culture. Our staff and expertise encompasses a broad range of skills and specific vehicle experience. Proper project man- Bob Smith Coachworks Inc. 940.668.8622, 960.665.4657 (fax). Complete exotic and vintage automobile restoration performed by master craftsmen to the highest standards of excellence. Bob Smith Coachworks Inc., 1600 Floral Dr., Gainesville, TX 76240. Email: bsmith@bobsmithcoachworks.com. (TX) 760.489.0657, is a full-service automotive restoration and repair facility that specializes in Pre and Post-War European and American Automobiles. With an emphasis on French Marques including Bugatti & Delahaye and over 50 years of experience in the automotive field, we have proven to be a leader in the automotive industry. Our facility provides a full-array of services including Fabrication, Metal-Shaping, Engine & Transmission Rebuilding, Machine Shop, Award-Winning Upholstery, Paint Shop and Pattern Making & Castings. Providing these services in-house has proved to be highly efficient and has enabled us to provide our clients with the highest level of old-fashioned quality workmanship, professionalism and client services. www.alantaylorcompany.com Classic Restoration by Country Club Auto, located in Colorado, is a large facility that offers world-class restoration, repair and fabrication services. Highly organized, fiscally responsible and providing biweekly detailed billing, we keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our excellent web site for details. Email doug@classicrestodenver.com. www.classicrestodenver.com. (CO) Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555. For 35 years, Owner/Enthusiast Bruce Trenery has operated Fantasy Junction from the San Francisco Bay Area. The dealership enjoys an outstanding worldwide reputation for integrity and knowledge in the collector car field. Many of the world’s greatest sports cars have passed through the doors with both buyers and sellers enjoying expert representation. Email Sales@FantasyJunction.com, www.FantasyJunction. com. (CA) cars, we know how to make your car perform as new. Please visit our web site showing numerous cars for sale and a frequently updated blog to see what is going on in our busy shop, including video links of engines being run on a test stand and on a chassis dynamometer. Our two-car, enclosed transporter makes getting your car to our shop within the Northeast a breeze. www.rpmvt.com. Sports and Specialist Cars Inc. 609.466.5305. Sales, service and restoration of vintage racecars, classic and contemporary sports cars. Authorized Lotus Dealer. Founded in 1974 by Rob Burt. Partners with Steel Wings, specializing in parts, service and performance upgrades for vintage Aston Martins. sales@princetonlotus.com Located near Princeton, NJ at 49 East Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ 09525 www.steelwings.com (NJ) The Guild of Automotive Restor- ers. 905.775.0499. No matter whether your car is bound to the concours or for the road we are the sensible choice. We are expert in our craft and we combine this with unimpeachable integrity doing something that we enjoy as much as our clients enjoy the fruits of our labors. Share our passion for your passion. Give us a call, we look forward to hearing from you. David Grainger and Janice Stone Proprietors. www.guildclassiccars.com (CAN) Vintage Motor Group F. Roxas Inc. 708.598.1000. Brid- geview, IL. The Only Thing Better Than New is a Fran Roxas Restoration. Recent restorations include Duesenberg, Packard 12, 8-liter Bentley, Cadillac V16, Delahaye, Stutz DV32, Ferrari, 1950s & 60s Concept Cars. We take pride in enhancing our clients’ investments by bringing these truly one-ofa-kind cars back to life, maybe an even better life. The quality of our work has been nationally recognized since 1970 with consistent 1st place winners at concours around the world. (IL) © FOLLOW SCM RPM Classic Sports Cars. 802.877.2645, With over 25 years of experience in Classic Italian Sports April 2014 169

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Carl Bomstead eWatch What Would Elmer Fudd Say? A 10-foot-tall statue of Bugs Bunny brings a towering price at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction Thought Carl’s Barrett-Jackson, at their recent January Scottsdale extravaganza, offered an interesting and varied array of automobilia. As is the case with most auctions, there are tomatoes and potatoes. A very desirable Veltex handy oiler was a steal at $50, and four Stanley Wanlass sculptures went for a song. On the other hand, a 10-foot-tall Warner Brothers Studio three-dimensional statue of Bugs Bunny sold for an astonishing $51,750 including the 15% vig. Go figure. Here are some other cool pieces that caught our eye, and we at least know what we would do with them — unlike Bugs Bunny — if we were the successful bidder: EBAY #171163728001— CONFERENCE TABLE FROM SHELBY AMERICA LAS VEGAS. Number of Bids: 55. SOLD AT: $3,550. Date: 11/6/2013. This 120-inch-by48-inch conference table was custom-built, and it was stated that every decision regarding Shelby America was made around this table. In addition to the provisions for Internet access, die-cast Shelby models were displayed under glass in the center. Certainly a conversation piece for the Shelby guy who has everything. in excellent condition, with the taillights and mirrors intact. The colors were bright, and there was no damage to the vehicle. The box had some minor wear to the corners but was very acceptable. A very gentle child must have played with this toy. This was one of the more desirable Japanese tin toys, and while expensive, it was not out of line. worse for wear, as the edges were chewed up and there were two good-sized whacks in the body of the plate. On the other hand, it is rare as heck. In better condition, this would have brought over three grand. EBAY #221328654954— EBAY #350973787584— BONHAMS LOT 6057— 1962 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL TOY BY ASAHI COMPLETE WITH BOX. SOLD AT: $17,500, INCLUDING 25% BUYERS PREMIUM. Date: 1/27/2014. This 15-inch pressedtin Chrysler Imperial toy was JOHNSON GASOLINE PORCELAIN PUMP PLATE. Number of Bids: 39. SOLD AT: $6,600. Date: 1/17/2014. Johnson Gasoline was based in Chicago and was popular throughout the Midwest. They were eventually acquired by Chevron. Their winged “Time Tells” hourglass logo makes the brand very collectible today. This porcelain pump plate was for Brilliant Bronze gasoline, which was their secondary discount brand. It was in very decent condition, and with 39 bids, attracted a lot of attention and sold for strong money. MERCURY WOODIEWAGON PEDAL CAR. Number of Bids: 32. SOLD AT: $2,550. Date: 12/8/2013. This was a remarkable pedal car in that the wood was original and in good condition. The paint was a little worn, but the decals were in good shape. The body was solid, and the original wheels were decent, although one wheel cap is missing. It would be a shame to restore this, but I bet that’s what will happen. EBAY #221343201048— EBAY #191020375239— 1909 LITTLE ROCK TWO-DIGIT PORCELAIN LICENSE PLATE. Number of Bids: 9. SOLD AT: $2,491.21. Date: 1/9/2014. Single- and double-digit license plates are very desirable — and bring the money. This one was a little 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 $65 for 12 monthly issues in the U.S., $95 Canada/Mexico, Europe $105, Asia/Africa/Middle East $115. Subscriptions are payable in advance in U.S. currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 877.219.2605, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 170 FERRARI TESTAROSSA THREE-PIECE LUGGAGE SET. Number of Bids: Buy-itNow. SOLD AT: $1,900. Date: 1/2/2014. This three-piece luggage set was made by Schedoni in Modena, and each piece is stamped with the Ferrari logo and “Testarossa.” Seller stated they had never been used, and they appeared to be in exceptional condition. If you have the car in your garage, then this was a must-have for display or actual use. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market