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Parting Out 0911 on eBay for Fun and Profit Keith Martin's t MONTEREY OUR WAY: Alfa GTV: Perfect Sports Car for Just $8k THE SCM GUIDE 6 Collector Cars Rated by Our Experts Por s Car Mar McLAREN Fl vs ENZO: The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values and Trends $1.2 million each, we pick the best August 2004 $6 00US $8 00CA 8> 09281 01003 6


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SYMBOLIC BENTLEY 1.11140 .44 As the world's premier dealer of rare, collectible, racing and touring automobiles, Symbolic Motor Car Company's highly trained staff has the experience to get you into some of the finest automobiles in the world. • 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B 2.9 litre Mille Miglia style. S/N: 412021 • 1966 Austin-Healey 3000 MK III Complete concours style restoration. • 1955 Bristol 404 very nice original example. • 1983 Arrows A6 F-1 Complete documented restoration. S/N: 04 • 1964 Aston Martin DB4 GT Full restoration completed in 2004 by marque specialist • 1998 BMW V12 LMP Huge spares package incl. extra engine. S/N: 98-00012 • 1954 Ferrari 250 Europa Very nice original example. S/N: 0349 • 1980 Ferrari 512 BB/LM 1 of 25 made. Sorted and ready to race. S/N:29509 • 2001 G- Force F-3000 BOSS champion car • 1971 Lola T212 Fully sorted. Ready to race. S/N: HU-23 • 1946 Maserati 4CL-1500 Complete documented restoration. S/N: 1581 • 1958 Mercedes 300SL Roadster Concours style restoration. Beautiful example • 1958 Mercedes 300SL Roadster Fully restored. Rudge wheels a Euro headlights. • 1992 Nissan 300ZX GTP Huge spares package incl. engines. • 1987 Porsche 959 Very nice example. Like new • 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra S/N: CSX 3221 For a current list of vehicles please visit our website I97 Alfa Romeo 8C. 2900b Maserati -1-c1-1500 ---..■.'=-  '  N  ......,  , . ..'''''....01 •• I" YSV 967 - - www.ss9mbolicmotors.com 7440 La Jolla Boulevard, La Jolla, CA 92037 • Ph. 858.454.1800 • Fax. 858.454.1890


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SKeith iV1,Its Ca The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values and Trends  ZIT kei August 2004 . Volume 16. Number 8 60 COLLECTOR CAR PROFILES 44 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Alloy Berlinetta Exclusivity at only $4,000 a pound. John Apen 48 1998 McLaren F 1 Born 10 years ago, still worth Si .2m and climbing. Michael Sheehan 50 1963 Giulia Sprint GT The ABCs of 101 and 105 Alfas. 0. Deimos Greene 52 1967 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Coupe After a decade of despair, are they finally going up in price? John Apen 54 1968 Mercedes-Benz 300SE Cabriolet No cheaper way to experience open-air luxury for four. Alex Finigan 58 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe de Ville $43k is big money for a not-so-Classic Caddy. Carl Bomstead 60 1957 "Bryant Heating 8c Cooling" Indy Roadster Tooth-rattling, vision-blurring vibration for just $162k. Thor Thorson 216 CARS RATED BY OUR EXPERTS 64 Kruse International, Auburn, IN More suspenders than gold chains in the audience, still $5m sold. Marit Peterson 74 The Branson Auction, Branson, MO The Coxes sell 138 cars, for $3m, at a four-diamond resort. Dave Kinney 85 RM Auctions, Novi, MI Myers and Fairbairn work the crowd and get 121 cars, $2m, sold. Phil Skinner 94 H&H Classic Auctions, Buxton, UK Another collection of English wlerdos sell, bringing $1.2m. Richard Hudson-Evans 100 Potts Auction Co., Chickamauga, GA From Hummer H2s to Maseratis, $1.3m for the Pierce Collection. Steve Ahlgrim Cover photograph James Mann


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"Unless you're a clown looking for a parade car, there's not much reason to buy a Metropolitan. They won't impress your neighbors and they're too slow to drive The best-condition coupe is worth less than a good paint job. And this one? I sincerely hope it's the parts car of someone's demented dreams."-Ahlgrim's report on Potts / Chickamauga begins on p 700 COLUMNS 8 Shifting Gears Keith Martin 10 The Inside Line / Crossing The Block Cindy Banzer 20 Affordable Classic: 1968-1975 BMW 2800/3.0 CS B. Mitchell Carlson 22 Legal Files: Making a diminished value insurance claim stick John Draneas 24 Collecting Thoughts: Parting out a 911 Haig Haliblian 46 Sheehan Speaks: McLaren Fl vs. Ferrari Enzo Michael Sheehan 56 Porsche Gesprach: Trading a 356 Coupe for a 550 Replica Jim Schrager 114 Motobilia: $460k doesn't buy a complete Lalique collection Carl Bomstead 115 Bike Buys: 1990 Honda RC30, a V4 race bike for the street Paul Duchene 130 eWatch: '39 Chevy washer bottle at $1,225, car not included Carl Bomstead FEATURES & DEPARTMENTS 12 Auction Calendar 14 You Write, We Read 18 America by FIAT, Chapter 3: Ft. Wayne to Elkhart, IN 28 SCM Insider's Guide to the Monterey Weekend 112 Price Guide - English 115 Fresh Meat - 2005 Ford GT, 2004 Porsche C4S Cabriolet, 2003 Dodge Viper SRT/10 116 Reviews 118 Glovebox Notes - 2004 Acura TL 2004 Acura TSX 1 18 Neat Stuff 120 Mystery Photo 121 Comments With Your Renewals CLASSIFIEDS 16 Display Advertisers Index 122 Showcase Gallery 126 Resource Directory di* Ile


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Bonhams Efr BUTTERFIELDS AUCTIONEERS b APPRAISERS kr Quail FINAL CALL FOR ENTRIES Quail Lodge Important Sale of Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia Friday August 13, 2004 Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club Carmel Valley, California Preview Wednesday August 11, 10am to 5pm Thursday August 12, 10am to 5pm Friday August 13, 9am to start of auction Please come by and visit us at the Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races August 13 - 15 (on the Expo Field) Inquiries Mark Osborne (415) 391 4000, mark osborne@bonhams com Andrew Reilly (415) 503 3285, andrew.reilly@bonhams.com Malcolm Barber (415) 503 3203, malcolm.barber@bonhams.com David Patridge (603) 279 8555, david.patridge@bonhams.com Tom Black (503) 239 0227, tom.black@bonhams.com Jonathan Stein (610) 779 9710, jonathan.stein@bonhams.com Michael Fisher (305) 705 0531, michael.fisher@bonhams.com Bonhams & Butterfields, 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, California 94103 The ex-Charles Olivero Geneva Motorshow 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Cabriolet by Gangloff According to Charles Olivero's daughter her father was "a great enthusiast of mechanical precision, quality of construction and elegance of detail, a maniac of perfection." Charles, a long time Bugatti customer, selected this Type 57C chassis from the Bugatti works at Molsheim and had a direct hand in the styling of this coachwork at the Gangloff works in Colmar. None can dispute the beauty and elegance of this unique motor car; a star at concours events before the war, it continues to garner honors today. After a lengthy restoration, with incredible attention given to detail, chassis '57749' was launched back into competition where it was immediately acknowledged with an award at the world renowned Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance in 2003 Such was the impact of this motor car that invitations now abound for '57749' to participate in the world's finest concours events Charles Olivero and the master craftsmen at Gangloff clearly produced a masterpiece in this spectacular cabriolet that is arguably one of the most beautiful and original Bugattis to be offered on the open market in recent years. Estimate on Request


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Classic. 1962 E-TYPE 2003 XK Future Classic. Jaguar Select Edition is sponsoring a pair of legendary E-TYPEs at vintage racing events nationwide. Which is only fitting. After all, as a repeat winner of IntelliChoice's Best Pre-Owned Luxury Program award, Jaguar Select Edition has an impressive track record of its own. Best Pre-Owned Luxury Program' Best Warranty in Class- 6-year/100,000-mile No deductible Best Checklist in Class' 140 - point inspection 24-Hour Roadside Assistance Complimentary Oil and Filter Maintenance -. telliChoice-,' Inc., www.intellichoice.com , September 2003 review of 23 manufacturing programs. "From original start date. Ask your retailer for copy of limited warranty. ***See retailer for details. ©2004 Jaguar Cars.


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Shifting Gears / Keith Martin Monterey, Then and Now I t was July of 1985, and the Monterey Historics were just a few weeks away. The featured marque was Alfa Romeo, and for the first time in a decade, I didn't own one. My 1969 boat-tailed Spider with rusty floors had just gone away, and I was desperate. In those days when my day job was directing the Keith Martin Ballet Company, anything to do with Alfas was a really big deal. And the 75th anniversary celebration was about to be the biggest deal of all. Phil Hill and Fangio would be there. Mysterious cars called P3s would be racing. There would be lots of cars with Zs in their name that I had only read about. That was long before the Alfa Market Letter, and even longer before the days of SCM My tiny garage was crammed full of Alfa heads and gearboxes, and my toolbox sported custom-made 13- and 14-mm box-end wrenches designed specifically to loosen the exhaust manifold nuts on 1300- and 1600-cc Veloces with tubular headers. I had never been to the Historics before; my times at Laguna Seca were spent working as a mechanic (no one thought to call us technicians then) on Hilary Luginbuhl's F-production Alfa Giulietta Spider. We were all a part of the fabled "Rubber Chicken Racing Team," and our banner was immortalized when it was captured in a photo printed in Road & Track: "Faster Than a Speeding Pullet." I still have the T-shirt; our 12-year-old daughter thinks it makes an odd, but functional, nightshirt. But that was real racing, with multiple engine changes every weekend, no fancy tow rigs (except for the Huffaker and Group 44 boys, whose clean shop coats we all envied) and certainly no invitations to any ritzy hospitality chalets. Not that there were any to be invited to. HITCHING A RIDE My search for something interesting to drive to Monterey led to Tim Boerner's Alfa dealership in Berkeley, CA. Formerly owned by Stephen Griswold, who was the font of nearly all things wonderful about vintage sports cars in the Bay Area, Boerner's showroom had room for just one car. But it was a car I wanted, a 1966 GTC. A factory convertible conversion of the GTV by Superleggera, the GTC had just what I desired, two small back seats for our boys, then five and eight, and a top that went down. I bought the car over the phone, without an inspection. (Some acts of stupidity never change.) Ms. Banzer and I hitched a ride to Berkeley in a caravan of Alfas that included Bill Daemke in his blue Junior Z ("Don't put your foot on the plastic-covered sill plates"), Dave Salvador in a lightyellow, lowered outlaw GTV with what seemed like a 500-horsepower 2-liter ("If I can just get it timed right, it really pulls strong") and Keith McCormick, on vacation from his work in Saudi Arabia, driving his Alfetta GT ("The a/c is on!"). We picked up the GTC in Berkeley and continued south. Of the thousands of Alfas in Monterey, just four were GTCs. In fact, there were more P3s at Laguna Seca than cars like mine, and I basked in the exclusivity. I don't remember where we stayed, except that it seemed like it was hours from the track. (Why does the name "Salinas" keep popping into my brain?) At the track, Ms. Banzer insisted I take her picture next to a silver Ferrari 330 GTS. Neither of us knew what it was, but we thought it looked very exotic. Reaching into my pocket for a price guide never crossed my mind. RICK COLE We'd heard that there was a swanky car sale in downtown Monterey, so we cruised in to see what it was all about. I recall being in the outside viewing area, nose pressed against the chain-link fence, captivated by all of the extraordinary cars inside. Guys with ponytails and jewelry-bedecked "personal assistants" in short skirts walked from car to car, clutching colorful catalogs, opening and shutting doors and peering under hoods. 8  Editor Martin at Laguna in his GTC. As I couldn't afford to buy a catalog, looking through the fence was as close as I would get to the auction that night. The cars were being sold by some guy named Rick Cole. I'd never been to a car auction then, but even standing outside, it certainly seemed like there was a lot of excitement inside the hotel. Over the PA system, someone kept saying things like, "This is such a good deal that you can take this car out into the parking lot and double your money tonight!" I waited around for awhile, but never saw anyone try it. We also heard there was another big car show at a resort called Pebble Beach, but as it was even more expensive than the auction, we passed. It was back to the track, to watch a succession of Alfas and other old cars drive round and round at what, after being involved with SCCA racing, seemed like very sedate speeds indeed. I thought the guys wearing fullface helmets in old Grand Prix cars looked pretty silly, but since I had neither, who was Ito criticize? FAST FORWARD 19 YEARS Now, as we aim the SCM armada towards Monterey, it's a different world. We spend weeks planning out the logistics of our attack, from the Jet Party on Wednesday night through the Pebble Beach auction on Sunday afternoon. We'll have seminars to give, booths to staff, books and subscriptions to sell, and tens of thousands of magazines to distribute. From time to time, I have a longing for 1985, when preparing for Monterey meant packing four Alfa T-shirts and some sunscreen into a duffle bag. When the most serious issue I had to deal with was trying to finagle a way into the Alfa parade around the track on Saturday afternoon (which I did by snagging a pass from a fellow whose Giulietta Sprint had coughed a rod on the way up from Santa Barbara). When the auctions and concours were just events that grown-ups with expensive cars attended. But the world of Monterey has grown up along with us. We look forward to the old friends, subscribers all, that we'll see during the weekend. We'll indulge in our personal passion for cars in a nearly never-ending 120-hour orgy of sights and sounds, marveling at SCM'ers passions for anything on wheels, from Messerschmitt microcars to Murphy-bodied Duesenberg SJs to Ferrari Superamericas. Things were good in 1985. Things are even better now. And we thank each and every one of our readers and supporters for helping to make it so.• Sports Car Market


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America's Largest Corvette Auction! Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles IL • June 24 - 27 1971 ZR-2 Corvette Only 1 of 2 convertibles built with the 425 hp LS-6 aluminum head 454 big block ZR2 option included special brake and suspension package Mecum Corvette Auction At Carlisle! Carlisle Fairgrounds Carlisle, PA - August 27 - 28 Chip Miller's 1957 Corvette Donated by Chip - His Aztec Copper 1957 Corvette will be auctioned to benefit Amyloid Research Pre-register today:  815-568-8888  View early entrees: MecumAuction.com Nobody Sells More Corvettes Than Mecum. Nobody. MECUM COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONEERS


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The Inside Line / Cindy Banzer Events  Please send upcoming news, event or auction information to insideline@sportscarmarketcom. scm Happenings 6/ Stop by the SCM booth at Concorso Italiano, August 13, 2004, as we celebrate the Alfa Giulietta's 50th birthday, and at the Monterey Historic Races, August 13-15, as we watch Ferraris and other historic sports cars stretching their legs. (CA) v The 3rd Annual Monterey SCM Insider's Seminar, "Buy, Sell, or Hold? Where the Market Is Headed," will be held on Saturday, August 14, 2004, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center, where sponsoring auctioneers Gooding & Company will be holding their premiere sale the following evening. See p. 81 for more info. (CA) v Last chance to book for the 2nd SCM Car Collector's Tour to England, including the Goodwood Revival historic races. Held Aug. 30-Sept. 9, 2004; for more information, see p. 87. 800.452.8434 or 503.266.4079; steveaustin@canby.com . (UK) Keith Martin on Collecting Ferrari, the second in a series that began with Keith Martin on Collecting Porsche, is now available. The book highlights Keith Martin on  COLLECTING  FOREWORD BY PHIL HILL the best of SCM on the cars from Maranello, with a foreword by former Formula One champion Phil Hill. FERRARI will include a over 200 photos of Ferraris. Just $19.95. Place your order now at www.sportscarmarketcom, or call 800.289.2819. Copies ordered through SCM bonus CD with ✓ "Honoring British Elegance" is the theme of the 32nd Annual Forest Grove Concours d'Elegance, held July 18, 2004, on the campus of Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. On July 17, a vineyard and lake tour will be held, limited to 40 cars. 503.357.2300, www.forestgroveconcours.org . (OR) V The 2004 Le Mans Classic, to be held July 24-25, 2004, will feature 366 cars, selected based on those that originally competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans between 1923 and 1978. Christie's will also be holding a sale of Le Mans cars at the event. +33.892.697.224, www.lemansclassic.com. (FRANCE) ✓ The Automotive Art Expo aims to bring some of the finest automotive art together to coincide with the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The inaugural event, running August 6-15, 2004, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, will showcase the Art of Ferrari road cars. Car Art, Inc., 949.443.0500, wvvw.carartinc.com . (CA) Automobilia Monterey, to be held August 10-11, 2004, at the Embassy Suites in Monterey, boasts more than twice the number of vendors than last year. Offerings include posters, models, signs, badges, vintage accessories, and other assorted automobilia. www.automobiliamonterey.com. (CA) ✓ With about 800 Italian exotic and classic automobiles expected, this year's Concorso Italian°, August 13, 2004, at the Black Horse Golf Course at Monterey Bay, will include a special tribute to the Ferrari Dino and honor the 50th anniversary of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. Other attractions include Cavallino Classic Dino judging, a fashion show and opera, and a Kruse auction. 206.232.0365, www.concorso.com. (CA) ✓ The Quail—A Motorsports Gathering will bring 125 of the world's most notable historic sports and racing cars from the 1930s through 1950s to Cannel Valley's Quail Lodge, August 13, 2004, from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A Bonhams and Butterfields auction coincides. (CA) ✓ The 54th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Sunday, August 15, 2004, will gather over 200 of the most distinctive collector cars. This year's featured marques are Ferrari and Rolls-Royce, and the centennial of Hispano Suiza will be celebrated. A Tour d'Elegance for the concours entrants will run on Thursday, August 12. www.pebblebeachconcours.net. (CA) V The Woodward Dream Cruise is celebrating its 10th anniversary on August 21, 2004. Rolling 16 miles through nine communities in suburban Detroit, this year's event is expected to draw 40,000 cars, mostly classics, hot rods, and customs, and over 1.5 million people. 888.493.2196, www.woodwarddreamcruise.com. (MI) ✓ The Great San Francisco to Santa Monica Open Road Race, September 9-11, 10  2004, will recreate a race originally run from 1919 to 1941. Any authentic pre-WWII cars are invited (except street rods), with the emphasis being on domestic marques. Nightly stops will be in King City and Santa Paula. Contact Martin Swig, 415.479.9950. (CA) V There will be whisky galore, as well as other sober pleasures, at the Scottish Malts Classic Car Tour and the Scottish Malts Reliability Trial, to be held September 13-17, 2004. The trial is a more competitive event with longer driving distances, while the tour covers fewer miles at a slower pace, but ends up at the same evening events. Six categories accommodate cars from 1919-1974. +44.1886.833505, www.hero.org.uk. (UK) ✓ The Tour de Espana has been pushed forward to October this year, and is now scheduled for October 15-19, 2004. It will criss-cross the occidental part of Andalusia with race circuits along the way. Entries must be Grand Touring or Touring cars built between 1946 and 1975. +33.1.42.597340, glemetayer@peter.fr. (SPAIN) News ✓ Premier Financial Services has announced the addition of Diana Scherff as Mid-Atlantic sales manager and Juan Garcia as California sales manager. Douglas Ewing has been promoted to vice president of national sales. 877.973.7700, wvvw.whynotlease.com . (CT) V Christie's has appointed Vanessa Hill, daughter of Phil Hill, as a motor car specialist. Hill will work out of the Southwest, helping to secure business for Christie's annual sales in New York and California. 212.636.2000, www.christies.com . (NY) Transitions v Fiat chairman Umberto Agnelli died from cancer on May 27, at age 69. Agnelli had taken over the position after his elder brother Giovanni passed away in January 2003. Later in the week, Fiat chief executive Giuseppe Morchio resigned following the announcement that Ferrari chief Luca Cordero di Montezemolo had been appointed to the vacant chairman position. ✓ Former GM chairman and CEO James M. Roche died June 6, at age 97. Roche first joined GM in 1927 and held numerous positions with the automaker, including Cadillac general manager for a period beginning in 1957, and the top GM position from 1967 to 1971. During his tenure, Roche was a precedent-setting executive who took on new levels of community leadership and corporate responsibility.• Sports Car Market


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Crossing The Block PREView RM Auctions presents Vintage Cars at Meadow Brook, a sale of some of the finest classic cars and a companion event to the Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance. The invitational sale, at the Shotwell Gustafson Pavilion at Oakland University's Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester, MI, will be held July 31, 2004. (MI) ~~RM Auctions will bring some outstanding sports and racing cars to Monterey. Special Christie's will hold an auction of Exceptional Motor Cars at the Le Mans Classic, July 23, 2004. The sale will include cars representative of every generation since 1923 to compete at the famous 24-hour race. Headliners include a works Bentley Speed Six Tourer and a 1957 Aston Martin DB3S. +31.331.4076.8408 or 212.636.2676, www.christies.com. (FRANCE) • H&H Classic Auctions will host an Auction of Fine Historic Motor Cars, Motorcycles, and Memorabilia, July 27-28, 2004, at the Pavilion Gardens in Buxton, U.K. +44.1925.730.630, www.classicauctions.co.uk. (UK) 1./ 1./ Bonhams & Butterfields is inviting entries for this year's auction of Collectors' Motor Cars at Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club, August 13, 2004. Now in its seventh year, the auction of fine cars will accompany The Quail and feature a display of 125 sports and racing cars. 415.391.4000 or 415.503.3285, On Saturday, August 14, Russo and Steele will present its annual Monterey Sports and Muscle at the Marriott auction, held at the downtown Monterey Marriott. Featured cars for this year's sale include a Ford Boss 302 Mustang raced by Parnelli Jones during the 1969 season, an Alfa Romeo SSZ prototype once driven by Phil Hill, and a private collection of vintage Ferraris. 480.517.9112, www.russoandsteele.com . (CA) The Gooding & Company Pebble Beach www.bonhams.com/us. (CA) V Auction is the official sale of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, to be held at the Equestrian Center August 15, 2004. Special consignments include a Pebble Beach award-winning 1929 Calendar All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. E-mail auction info to: insideline@sportscarmarket.com JULY 1961 Chaparral 1 Sports Racing Car consignments include an extremely rare 1953 Ferrari 166/250 MM Competition Spyder, with one-off coachwork by Carlo Abarth, and a 1961 Chaparral 1 Sports Racing Car, one of five first-edition cars. The sale will be held at the Portola Plaza Hotel (formerly Doubletree) at Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, August 13-14, 2004. 800.211.4371, www.rmauctions.com . (CA) Christie's will be holding its 15th annual Exceptional Motor Cars sale on August 12, 2004, at the Monterey Jet Center. On the block will be the first car Ferrari sold to a customer, the 1947 Turin Grand Prix—winning 1947 166 Spider Corsa, number 002-C, as well as a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder. 212.636.2680, www.christies.com . (CA) ✓ The Seaside Kruse Select Auction at Concorso Italian°, August 13, 2004, will feature about 100 cars at the grounds of the Black Horse Golf Course. Early consignments include a 1955 Chrysler Ghia Special built for the Paris auto show, and a 1950 Allard J2 Racing Roadster. 800.968.4444, www.kruse.com . (CA) 12 Wyoming — July 3-4 SILVER — Jackson Hole Indiana — July 9-10 KRUSE — Auburn England — July 16-18 BONHAMS — Henley-on-Thames Ontario — July 16-18 RM — Chatham Idaho—July 17 SILVER — Coeur d'Alene Australia — July 19 SHANNONS — Sydney France — July 23 CHRISTIE'S — Paris Colorado — July 23-24 KRUSE — Denver Iowa — July 24 MECUM — Fairfield Indiana — July 24-25 KRUSE — Auburn England — July 27-28 H&H — Buxton Michigan — July 31 RM — Auburn Hills AUGUST Indiana — Aug. 7-8 BARTEL — Goshen California — Aug. 12 CHRISTIE'S — Monterey California — Aug. 13 KRUSE — Monterey California — Aug. 13 BONHAMS — Monterey California — Aug. 13-14 RM — Monterey California — Aug. 14 RUSSO AND STEELE — Monterey California — Aug. 15 GOODING — Pebble Beach Montana —Aug. 21 SILVER — Missoula Pennsylvania — Aug. 27-28 MECUM — Carlisle Indiana — Aug. 28—Sept. 1 KRUSE — Auburn SEPTEMBER England — Sept. 3 BONHAMS — Goodwood Auburn — Sept. 3-6 KRUSE — Auburn Idaho — Sept. 4-5 SILVER — Sun Valley Sports Car Market Australia — Sept. 6 SHANNONS — Melbourne England — Sept. 11 BONHAMS — Hampshire Michigan — Sept. 24-25 RM — Novi Texas — Sept. 25 KRUSE — Fredricksburg New Mexico — Sept. 25 SILVER — Los Lunas England — Sept. 30 COYS — London OCTOBER England — Oct. 5-6 H&H — Buxton Pennsylvania — Oct. 8 BONHAMS — Hershey California — Oct. 9 SILVER — Palm Springs California — Oct. 16-17 KRUSE — Santa Clara Australia — Oct. 17 SHANNONS — Sydney England — Oct. 17 BONHAMS — Stafford Ontario — Oct. 22-24 RM — Toronto Oregon — Oct. 23 SILVER — Portland 1 Duesenberg Model J Roadster Convertible Coupe. 310.899.1960, www.goodingco.com . (CA) turns to Corvettes at Carlisle, August 2728. 2004, with over 300 'Vettes expected The Mecum Corvette Auction reOver 300 Corvettes will be auctioned at Mecum. to cross the block, including the Aztec Copper 1957 Chevrolet Corvette owned by the late Chip Miller. 815.568.8888, www.mecumauction.com . (PA).


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A‘IBXIRN 311TH ANNUAL CLASSIC CAR AUCTION & SHOW SEPTEMBER 1 - 7, 2004 • SEVEN BIG DAYS 480 ACRE KRUSE AUCTION PARK, AUBURN, IN 1929 Duesenberg Rollston Victoria Convertible " CONSIGN Now! FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL "--.-___■■•■mormr" Ili .011611 : 11111111 INTERNATIONAL 800.968ALVILI OR VISIT US AT WWW.KRUSE.COM ipmurrin INTERNATIONAL ,..____-•-■ MORE DUESENBERGS SOLD AT AUBURN FALL THAN ANY OTHER AUCTIONS COMBINED " - 5,000 CARS -


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You Write, We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: youwrite@sportscarmarket.com BOILING BORA Dear SCM: I bought the Maserati Bora on your June cover during last year's Monterey weekend. I bid on the car late Saturday night, after a great day of racing a Lister Chevy at Laguna Seca, followed by a fine wine tasting and banquet dinner at The Quail Lodge. I had been looking for a Bora for some time and this car, with its provenance of coming from the John Bookout collection, piqued my interest. My wife and I had gone to the Concorso Italian° and looked at six or seven Boras to see how they compared with the car being offered at the auction, and decided that we would bid on it. (At this point, I should mention that I own a restoration business, Vintage Connection, and am very aware of the "pig in a poke" aspects of auction purchases.) I went down to the Doubletree bright and early Sunday morning to pick up the car and take it out to my trucker who was parked at Pebble Beach. The Bora was in the underground hotel parking lot in the middle of some 150 other auction cars, and it took several hours to finally get it out on the street. By this time, it was apparent that the gas gauge was registering empty, so I headed to the nearest gas station, filled up and headed down the coast to Pebble Beach. Driving an unfamiliar car for the first time is always a little daunting and the Bora was no exception. The dash is typically Italian, filled with a large number of gauges and controls, many of which must be operated in conjunction with each other in order to achieve the desired result. To further complicate the matter a number of the switches and controls had been rewired by some incompetent idiot. (Later on I found a large schematic of the dash, in the glove box, detailing the some of the modifications.) I was on Highway 1 heading south toward Pebble Beach 14  when I noticed that even with the windows down, it was getting very warm. I quickly determined that the heater was on, but had no success in turning it off. Before I knew it I was in heavy traffic trying to turn onto 17-Mile Drive to head to the truck transport parking area next to the auction tents at The Lodge. That's when I realized that 1 had three more significant problems: The clutch was starting to slip, the car was backfiring loudly, and a green liquid had started to drip on my right foot. To further complicate things, when I reached the turnoff for the transporter sion bushings. The motor and transmission were in very good condition, but the CV joints, ball joints and wheel bearings were shot due to lack of lubrication. We also corrected all of the unnecessary wiring changes. The body is very straight and has absolutely no rust. Now some $8,000 later, the Bora is really a great driver. In my opinion, it is truly undervalued and a real sleeper in the exotic market. Just remember two things: "It's Italian" and "The fact that a car belongs to an important collector is no guarantee that it has been well cared for." Harden, Oklahoma City, OK — John Bora, only $8k from being a happy car parking lot, the Boy Scouts controlling traffic refused to let me turn in. Traffic was heavy so I went around the block, which wasn't easy. By now the clutch was really slipping, the car was backfiring constantly and the water temperature gauge was well past the boiling mark. Again the Scouts told me I wasn't allowed to turn left (where my truck awaited, about 300 feet away), so I parked the car in the middle of the street, got out and told them I wasn't moving and that they should call the police. At this point I was causing traffic to back up big time in both directions and other drivers were less than happy. The Scouts had no choice but to relent and let me go in to the transport area, where I dropped the car off without further incident. Once back at my shop in Oklahoma, we dropped the rear subframe to replace the clutch and pressure plate. One thing led to another and we ended up rebuilding the entire Citroen hydraulic system, and replacing all of the rubber hoses, belts and suspen- John, by my calculations that puts you into the car around $52,000 ($44,000 purchase, $8,000 and repairs and $3,000 just for the little stuff like transport, insurance, etc. that we gearheads are allowed to not remember when totaling up our "investment" in a car). All things considered, doesn't seem like much for a true exotic supercar Check the stats: just 571 produced, 4-cam 310-hp V8, claimed top speed of 155 mph. In our experience, there is no such thing as a "needs nothing" used exotic, no matter how fervently the seller—private or auction company—proclaims that to be the case. Whether Boras will ever again be $100,000 cars is something 1 just don't know. But 1 can say, with certainty, that at half that amount, they are a bargain in terms of exclusivity and performance for the dollars spent. – ED. LOSING AT MONOPOLY Dear SCM: Nice article on the Bora. They are indeed a true supercar and have long been undervalued, as have most Maseratis in general. However, I can't let go without comment the largest barrier to ownership and values going up, at least for U.S. collectors: the monopoly the primary parts supplier in the U.S. holds and they way the seem to abuse it Sports Car Mar <et Keith Martin EDITOR & PUBLISHER EXECUTIVE Eorrox MANAGING EDITOR Cindy Banzer Jeff Sabatini PRODUCTION MANAGER David Slama ART DIRECTOR Kirsten Onoday SUBSCRIPTIONS Kristen Hall-Geisler COPY EDITORS Kathy Karapondo Bill Neill SENIOR AUCTION ANALYSTS Dave Brownell Dave Kinney AUCTION ANALYSTS John Apen Chip Baldoni CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Steve Ahlgrim Carl Bomstead John Draneas Bengt Halvorson Jim Schrager Michael Sheehan Thor Thorson CONTRIBUTORS Keith Duly Raymond Milo Donald Osborne Steve Serio I.T. 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All material, data, formats and intellectual concepts in this issue C 2004 by the Oa Romeo Exchange, dba Sports Car Market magazine, in this format and any other used by Sports Car Market magazine. Copyright registered with the United States copyright office. PRINTED IN USA Sports Car Market B. Mitchell Carlson Scott Featherman Richard Hudson-Evans Marit Anne Peterson


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As a previous owner of several Maseratis (a 4.9 Ghibli SS, a Merak SS, two Boras and a 3500), I have walked away from the marque for entirely this reason. Without naming names, there is but one reliable source of parts for these cars and the firm knows it. While they have every right to a fair profit and are in business to earn one, there is a big difference between shearing the sheep and skinning them. Until this is remedied, I don't see the value of Maseratis ever growing much here in the U.S., as the cost of ownership is already equivalent to their siblings from Ferrari, without the benefit of the underlying value. It seems ironic that the one entity that could help the market on these cars (and by doing so help themselves) by making parts readily available at reasonable prices has chosen instead to limit the supply and take the "arm and a leg" pricing approach to the loyal few. — Jeff Klein, via e mail - Without question, part of what has helped the vintage Ferrari market flourish is the availability of parts from a variety of sources, most prominently T Rutlands in Georgia (www.trutlands.com). One can only hope that in the future, alternative sources of Maserati parts will develop, as the competition would surely bring down the prices. – ED. AMPHIBIOUS IN FRANCE Dear SCM: I really enjoyed Craig Morningstar's profile on the Amphicar (German Profile, June 2004). My friend Jean-Paul Caron, the noted automobile photographer and author, had been trying unsuccessfully to register his Amphicar in France as both a boat and automobile. The French bureaucrats at the automobile section had no problem with issuing a car registration, but the marine people maintained that he had a car, not a boat, and refused the boating license. This process went on for about five years. A few years ago, I was visiting Jean-Paul and he asked me to accompany him on a commercial July 2004  Even the French agree it a boat. shoot for a fragrance company. The idea was to photograph the models on a barge as it motored down the Seine River in central Paris. The Amphicar was on hand, with the idea being to "drive" it around the barge to get his shots. Of course, the police noted he didn't have a boat registration for the car and refused to let him in the river. Lots of gesturing and French swear words were being exchanged when a call came in on the radio that the police boat that was supposed to be keeping other boats away on the shoot had lost its engine and was drifting towards a bridge! Jean-Paul jumped in the Amphicar, drove down an embankment and splashed into the river. After a few minutes, he threw the gendarmes a rope and towed them to shore. He got his boating license the next week.—Tom Sutton, Menlo Park, CA COVER STORY Dear SCM: I am 62 and have subscribed to everything, including being a charter subscriber to Automobile Quarterly. If it rolls, I love it. I guess I've been with you for about five years now and always enjoyed your cover art. But it seems in reading your June issue you are somewhat perplexed by that situation as you develop and mature. In all my years only one publication really was the master of covers: Car Life, which competed Far superior to a 308. ster (Shifting Gears, May 2004). I have had two 308s (the most recent being an '85 Mondial Cab) and I just purchased a Boxster with a bunch of TechArt upgrades and 12k on the clock. Apart from the unassailable fact that only a Ferrari is a Ferrari, I have got to say that the Porsche is a better sports car in virtually every way. It is far quicker in all respects, has better brakes, better steering and a convertible top that is a marvel. I am six feet tall against Motor Trend in the early '60s and failed. The covers were photos, some in studios, some on the highway, but always Hasselblad-sharp and realistic, with no clutter. This compared to today, when Motor Trend, Road & Track, and Car and Driver all take a half-hour just to read the cover. Find a friend who can loan or show you some issues, and see for yourself. Maybe they will assist you in finding the direction you feel you need. I don't know your business but I think you are concerned over nothing. Your current cover is beautiful (except for the missing white nylon license plate bracket bolt on the Bora on the June issue) and your stuff between the covers is terrific.—Charles C. (Charlie) Barnett III PICK THE PORSCHE Dear SCM: I just received my new edition of Sports Car Market and saw your editorial regarding deciding between the 308 vs. Box- and find the Boxster to be very comfortable. It has just enough horsepower to be very quick but not so much that you cannot drive it hard, even in an urban environment. With a free-flow exhaust, the Porsche may not sound quite as good as the 308, but it sounds very good indeed! The most striking feature of the Boxster is that not only does it give off a strong sense of high performance, but also of reliability, something I cannot say for the three Ferraris which I have owned. I would not hesitate to jump in the Porsche and drive it to California any day—an attitude I have never had as a Ferrari owner!—Ron Rickard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL BOXSTER SHOPPING As a long-time fan and recent purchaser of the Porsche Boxster, I heartily applaud your decision to purchase one of these fine sports cars rather than an older-technology 308. I also confess to being a Porsche enthusiast, having previously owned a '73 914 2.0 and an '81 911SC Targa, so I guess my opinion could be considered something less than entirely objective. I have found my Boxster to be an entirely modern car, with all the bells and whistles we currently expect on a car—cruise control, intermittent wipers, CD player, and air conditioning—all of which work faultlessly. My much-beloved Targa had what I called an "ambient" air-conditioning system, conditioning the inside of the car to match the air temperature outside. The Boxster, on the other hand, cruised across Nebraska on 1-80 with the climate control set at 70 degrees, the cruise set at 75 mph, and never missed a lick from Lincoln to Denver, all in perfect comfort. Let me also put in a word for the much-maligned Tiptronic transmission. Reviewers of the Boxster invariably trash the Tipper as being somehow less "sporting" than the five-speed. Having driven my Tip-equipped car now for several weeks, all I can say is "horse puckey." The Tip is so 15


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Rouse, Realtor Jaguar Cars USA Kruse International    Lamborghini of San Francisco Maybach   Mecum Auctions  Morgan West  Muncie Imports & Classics Parish Heacock  Park Place  Passport Transport  106 125 125 91 2 87 47 73 95 132 83 71 127 93 23  79 103 37 7 13,33 69 51 80 101 57 65 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Charity Automobile Raffle  Premier Financial  Putnam Leasing  Re-Originals  Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo  RPM Auto Books  Russo and Steele  SCM Insider's Seminar  Silver Auctions  Steve Austin's Automobilia  Symbolic Motor Cars  Tarleton Bull  The Quail  Vintage Racing Services  Vintage Rallies  Vintage Motors of Sarasota  Woodside Credit  16  43 131 11 85 Rolex Vintage Festival-Limerock .117  Rolls-Royce  RM Auctions  26 125 109 81 121 124 3 84 41 101 105 99 21 39 9 much more enjoyable to drive in metropolitan traffic I will never, ever, have another dumb stickshift car. If I do want to shift for myself, all I have to do is slip it into manual mode and click it up and down, all much quicker than I could do with a manual trans. Regarding buying an '01 with under 30k miles for less than $25,000, you must be figuring on getting the special brother-in-law price from your buddies in the business. I'd say you are easily $5k low right now, and maybe closer to $10k low. If you can convince some poor sap to sell you his with 25,000 miles on it for $24,500, I want to go shopping with you.—Ron Shaw, Westminster, CO Sadly, we can report that the $25,000 2001 Boxster with low miles, in a good color, and still under warranty doesn't exist. We choose 2001 as a target since the interior was significantly upgraded in that year (earlier Boxsters made the 914 interiors seem opulent) and the upgraded 2.7-liter engines were standard starting in 2000. It looks like it will take closer to $30,000 to get 31,67 what we want. – ED. 45 BOXSTER VS. 308... VS. M COUPE? Dear SCM: So you couldn't talk yourself into another put Luigi-the-mechanic-on-retainer-mobile, could you Keith? I also found out why there are so many low-mileage Ferraris for sale in the pages of any automotive publication you'd care to Passed up at $1,875. read. I bought a 1993 348ts Serie Speciale (#60 of 100, S/N 95148) from Ferrari of Denver back in 1997. It had 11,000 miles on the clock at the time I picked it up, and 16 months later I sold it with an additional 11,000 added. Cost? About $10k in maintenance to enjoy those miles. Don't get me wrong, it was a blast and I used it as God and Enzo intended. I saw an indicated 173 mph out in the wilds of Wyoming as I headed from Montana to Scottsdale (and the Ferrari store there for yet another service). I was complimented by the service guys, both in Denver and in Arizona, when they told me that I was one of the few who actually drove their cars. I took that as high praise indeed, because as Enzo said, "Not all Ferrari owners are Ferrari drivers." Anyway, to your 308 vs. Boxster conundrum: How about skipping all these little runabouts and getting a real car, a BMW M coupe? The 2001-2002 models with the E46 M3 motor make 315 hp at 7400 rpm—in a 3,131pound car. Yee hah! Yes, I just happen to own an '01, but it's not really for sale. I've got just under 40k on the clock; it was bought new at BMW of Palm Springs in January 2002. It simply rocks, and the styling, though love-it-or-hate-it, means you don't see yourself coming or going every ten blocks like you do in a Boxster—Todd G. Wesdie, via e-mail The M coupe is a reasonable choice, but therein lies the rub—it's reasonable. For this car, anyway, which will fill the slot of fun daily driver; I'd still like to have the option of putting down the top, with all the compromises that entails. – ED. INDECISIVE MEMORY Dear SCM: Your article on the Allard J2 and J2X (Race Car Profile, June 2004) brought back an old memory. Back in 1954 I noticed a new store on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, called "The House of Allard." From Road & Track, I knew that Gen. Curtis LeMay was successful with his J2 but I didn't know much more about the car, so I went into the store and they had one on sitting on the showroom floor. Though I am 6 feet, 4 inches tall, I had no problem with the amount of room in the cockpit. The car was fitted with a flat head Mercury engine and a three-speed box. (I was told that second gear was missing.) I must have gone into the store ten times just to sit in the car, but I could not come to a decision to plunk down the money they wanted: $1,875. One day, I finally made up my mind, grabbed my checkbook, and went to buy the J2. But when I got there, it was missing. The night before, a well-known TV commentator had taken delivery of the car, and the Allard became another "one that got away." As a form of revenge, I decided not to watch the TV guy again. Showed him, didn't I.—Robert D. Evans, Pasadena, CA. Sports Car Market


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AMERICA byjiffAjI LEG 3: FORT WAYNE TO ELKHART, IN Driver: Hugh Baldus Distance covered: 109 miles Time: 2.5 hours Reason for stopping: Reached destination without incident! Upside: A little taste of vintage Italian motoring. Downside: I want one for myself. Repairs: None Parts purchased: None. But a large wooden box of shop supplies has found its way into the trunk, courtesy of the Busted Knuckle Garage. Discoveries: A faulty windshield gasket is allowing water into both footwells during rain. Solution? Wear rubber boots. Running tab: $70 for detailing. $2,540.52 total since purchase. Cost per mile so far: $2.83. Moving on: Hello, Windy City? Next stop: Chicago, only four months behind schedule. T he FIAT was dropped off at my business on a Friday night after closing, several hours later than expected. Early the next morning I drove to the office to find the car, with the key under the mat. (I guess no one worries much about it getting stolen and parted out.—ED.) I had been left detailed instructions, warnings, and disclaimers regarding the current limitations of the vehicle on my voicemail and in phone conversations. Items mentioned included a non-functioning gas gauge, a fast idle, a work-around fuel pump electrical connection, difficulty engaging reverse, an ill-fitting aftermarket radiator cap, and a squealing clutch throw-out bearing. So I was prepared for the shortcomings. What I wasn't prepared for was how much fun the FIAT was to drive, made even better when I had absolutely no problems with the car. The manual steering, cumbersome at low speeds, lightens up above 10 mph, and offers excellent road feel. Though the car leans significantly through corners, it is rewarding to drive, if only because it is so different. Just going to the store becomes an adventure because you can't believe this old car is really able to actually do anything. The interior is roomy and comfortable, though with a bit of "old car" smell, easily curable with a $2 Christmas tree air freshener. The pedals are small and somewhat crowded, but so long as you wear pointy Italian shoes rather than work boots you'll be fine. Don't count on rapid acceleration or crisp braking, as the state of Fiat technology in 1960, not exactly cutting edge even then, is laughably primitive today. The 2100 drew many stares, waves, inquiries, compliments, and occasional shouts. My favorite was "Hey, Harry Potter," given the car's Ford Anglia resemblance. My five children loved the car, and enjoyed our frequent jaunts around town. I suspect the allure was enhanced by their unprecedented seatbelt-less The paint shows several touched-up areas, but appears largely original. I obtained a nice cosmetic detailing for the car, which transformed its appearance. Then I applied vinyl signage to the front and rear glass to identify the SCM"America By Fiat" four-wheeled poster child. The Fiat at Fort Wayne Foreign Car 18  Sports Car Market I was delighted by the honest and unusual appearance of the car, and its seemingly original condition. Opening the hood, I connected the wire running directly from the battery to the electric fuel pump, and climbed in. After a futile grasp for a three-point belt, I figured out that the Fiat has zero-point seatbelts (i.e., none). I fired it up, engaged reverse (forward and down in the "four-on-the-tree" shift pattern), and thus began my Fiat 2100 experience. I was charmed by this unique little sedan, and the experience has finned my resolve to purchase an old car, hopefully an Alfa Romeo Giulia. The joy of pre-computerized, non-homogenized, full-of-character motoring leaves me with a strong yearning for more. I wish the drivers of the subsequent legs, and the staff at SCM, as much enjoyment (and luck) as I had.—Hugh Baldus Over the 500 miles I accumulated, the straight-six hemi engine returned an average of 18 mpg. travel. The FIAT also served as transport to an elegant dinner for four adults, which felt like a scene from a Fellini movie. (Where's my fedora, Isabella?) Now that summer is in full swing, we expect the westward miles to start rolling up in a hurry. (If you've volunteered to drive the FIAT, it may be time to start screening your calls, lest we actually hold you to your promise and saddle you with a leg of the trip.) Oregon by July is our goal, and the staff here is eagerly anticipating (well, actually somewhat apprehensive) about driving the FIAT to Monterey in August. We're still taking volunteers from west of the Mississippi, and suggestions for a name for the little FIAT, as well. Please send your sugges- tions and comments tofial@sportscarmarket.com.•


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Average online retail price mufflers,s13/ ■ last , Average price per item at eBay Motors" mufflers,s75avg. Flowmaster 40 Series (set of 2) .1410 manifold, 6138 avg Edelbrock Performer manifold,s94avg Edelbrock Performer tachometer,s292avg Auto Meter C2 ignition, 2O4 avg. MS0 CAL Well, suppose Steve bought all of his stuff on eBay Motors and Tim didn't. Suppose Steve saved about $310 and Tim didn't. Then suppose Steve used the $310 he saved to buy a set of high flow headers. Of course, Tim didn't because he had nothing left over. Now, Steve has the cooler Chevelle. Sorry, Tim. fuel pump,s66„u Holley 110 GPH tachometer,s233avg Auto Meter C2 ignition,s174avg MSD 6AL 1111 etformance meter,s144 avg. 6- Tech/Pro *Online retail price for each item is the average price from a representative group of online automotive parts retailers. **Average price on eBay for each item is the historical average selling price for successful listings of new merchandise on eBay Motors for a seven month period. The margin of error for the $310 total savings is +1- $14. The characters in this ad are not real hut a ,epresentation of the savincis available on eBav performance mete r,44


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Affordable Classic 1968-1975 BMW 2800/3.0 CS Even when compared to cars of today, 3.0 CS coupes are capable enough in both performance and handling, and drive like a BMW should, with good steering feel and solid roadhandling I n 1968, $8,178 would buy you a finely engineered German luxury coupe, the new six-cylinder BMW 2800 CS. Or, you could save yourself $300 and slide into the front seat of a Lincoln Continental Mark III. Unsurprisingly, Americans did not choose the BMW in any large numbers, as this was long before the 3-series planted itself permanently on every car magazine's best cars list, and at least two decades before the M5 would become universally renowned as the world's ultimate performance sedan. But BMW had to start somewhere, and the 2800 CS was a reasonable attempt at creating some prestige for the marque. Shortly after introducing its new large 2800 sedan in 1968, BMW put its 170-hp, 2.8-liter inline six in the unloved 2000 CS coupe, giving the car a longer, sleeker nose in the process, and the 2800 CS was born. It was just what the coupe needed, giving the car proper long-hood/ short-deck proportions and a smoothly flowing greenhouse. But that was the extent of it, as BMW basically bolted the front sub frame of the sedan to the coupe and didn't touch the rest of the uninspiring package. So the rear still carried the 2000 CS suspension and drum brakes, leaving the front track of the 2800 CS considerably wider than the rear. It tipped the scales at 2,985 pounds. After three years of middling sales, BMW finally figured out that the CS needed to be more thoroughly upgraded. The most notable change was the name: "3.0 CS" indicated a larger 3-liter engine, which made 180 hp. Disc brakes were added to the rear, along with vented front rotors (in lieu of the 2800 CS's solid ones). The interior retained the stark opulence of most Teutonic cars of the era, with leather seating only available in North America, along with a tasteful application of wood trim on the dashboard, doors and console. The 3.0 CS remained the top of BMW's product line until it was discontinued in 1975 in preparation for the first 6-series. Most 3.0 CS's were equipped with a four-speed manual transmission, though a ZF three-speed automatic was available. It was an adequate transmission, but BMWs have never been purchased to be adequate, and many automatic-equipped cars have since been converted to manual transmissions. Even when compared to today's much more powerful—and much heavier—BMWs, 3.0 CS coupes are capable enough in both performance and handling, and they drive like a BMW 20  Since these were low-volume production cars, sheetmetal is what separates any restoration candidate from a parts car. Any body panel that's not right is a $2,500 repair bill, and they're all welded to the unibody. More than anything else, rust is your likely problem. should, with good steering feel and solid roadhandling. Judged against its contemporaries, the 3.0 CS is on par with any touring car of the era. While creature comforts are austere (ventilation basically means rolling down a window), these cars have a sense of style that is timeless. During the gray market boom of the early 1980s, quite a few cars came to North America due in no small part to their being just cast-off used cars in their native homeland. As with all gray-market cars, buying one of these can be a crapshoot, depending entirely on the quality of the work done to make them compliant. But even with all the horror stories of broom handles being used as door support beams, good gray markets cars can be found. I own a 1970 2800 CS that was privately imported via Los Angeles in 1974 by its second owner, with a well-documented paper trail since new. If you're looking for a CS coupe—or any pre-1981 BMW six-cylinder—be forewarned that their aluminum heads are known to fail. The design just wasn't stout enough and it will eventually develop stress cracks inside and warp. From 1981 on, the casting was redesigned to be more robust, and many CS coupes will already have a replacement cylinder head. If not, make sure you assess whether the engine is starting to burn anti-freeze or developing a coolant-and-oil milkshake, and factor in the cost of a replacement head. While an NOS casting can be obtained (generally starting at $1,500 without valvetrain or labor), for several years a Spanish aftermarket parts concern has been casting replacements to various levels of quality. Several aftermarket shops have successfully turned it into a quality performance part, but once again, at a price. Look up into the front wheel wells towards the dashboard for a triangular opening, and reach in and feel if the metal has any integrity. Inside the car, look under the dashboard towards the wheel wells, opening the glovebox door and the hood release latch cover. These are generally the first places that will rust out, as that box section has nowhere to drain. Another hot spot is in the rocker panels; trim panels need to be removed to truly assess the situation. Visible rust is bad, and if you can see it on the outside of the car, best to just start stripping it for parts. Values for CS coupes are all over the place. In my nearly two decades around these cars, including seven years of ownership, I've seen rust-free #1 condition cars sell privately though club circles for over $35k, but in the real world, $10,000-$12,000 will get you a well-sorted 3.0 CS. Conversely, running rust bombs are almost worthless. DETAILS Original list price: $8,178 SCM Price Guide: $8,500 — Years produced: 1968-1971, 2800 CS; 1971-1975, 3.0 CS Number produced: 9,399, 2800 CS; 11,848, 3.0 CS Tune-up/major service: $300 Distributor cap: $15.00 Chassis #: stamped into the firewall at the top center, metal dataplate on right front fender brace Engine #: upper left rear side of the bellhousing mount, near starter Club: BMW CS Registry, c/o Art & Marilyn Wegweiser, 5341 Gibson Hill Rd., Edinboro, PA 16412 Web site: www.bmwcsregistry.org Alternatives: 1973-1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SIX, 1971-1975 Mercury (Ford) Capri, 1971-1974 Datsun 240Z SCM Investment Grade: $11,000 Four years ago, I put together a deal on a '72 3.0 CS that was "restored" in 1982. However, it had unwound severely, and had rust in the rockers, front and rear shock towers, and floors. The doors sagged so badly that the hinges had stress cracks. It ran well enough at full throttle with a set of aftermarket triple Weber sidedrafts, but at idle it sounded like a Harley with a fouled spark plug. The seller had been trying to get rid of it for two years, starting at $4,500 then cutting the price to $3,500 when I encountered the car and offered him a grand. My sister, seeking an "entry-level" (read: cheap) sports car, kicked in an extra $1,500. So for our $2,500, we have a drive-it-'til-it-dies summer toy. I changed out the problematic sidedraft setup and installed a stock dual-twobarrel carb setup I had laying around. Now the car runs well, and the Webers were sold at a hefty profit. Eventually I'll get even more parts to put on eBay when the body caves in, which is about as much as you can ask for in a disposable "Affordable Classic."—B. Mitchell Carlson* Sports Car Market


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Legal Files / John Draneas All Fixed, But Still Worth Less As much as 30 percent or more of the value of an older, all-original collector car can be lost after a collision repair 6 6  H as the car ever been wrecked?" You've handled all the prospective buyer's questions over the phone up until this point, but now he's got you. "Well, it had some damage, but it has been completely and properly repaired," you reply. "Oh, I'm sorry." Click. Sound familiar? Of course it does. In fact, if you've ever tried to sell a collector car that's been in a collision, you're likely the one who's been sorry. So why is a perfectly repaired collector car still worth less after a crash, even if you have to be an expert to be able to tell? The logic is simple: No matter how well the repair shop does its job, your car just won't be as good as it was before the crash. The workmanship may be as good as can be expected, but we're still dealing with bent and re-straightened metal, which can't possibly be the same as it was before. Even if the paint matches perfectly, that will be only temporary, as the new coat will wear differently. Worst of all, there will always be some lingering doubt as to whether the work below the surface was done properly. While there's no way to bring a dinged car back to original condition, there is a basis for monetary compensation in these instances, referred to as "diminished value." This legal concept has been with us for many years, but it has gained momentum in the auto insurance world since 2001, when the Supreme Court of Georgia decided the State Farm v. Mabry case. This was a class action brought on behalf of State Farm policyholders, in which the court found that State Farm's insurance policies covered diminished value, and recognized that there was a common perception that "a wrecked vehicle is worth less simply because it has been wrecked." THE PENDULUM SWINGS BACK As much as this decision was good news for policyholders, setting a legal precedent for car owners to extract additional compensation from the insurance companies, the insurance industry has responded by routinely changing the terms of its insurance policies to specifically exclude diminished value coverage. But there are still two situations where diminished value can be claimed and recovered. The first is where the damage to a vehicle occurred in an earlier year, before your insurance company changed your policy terms. How can you tell? It isn't easy, because policy language varies from company to company, and this coverage isn't always spelled 22  Will your insurance company compensate you for diminished value? out clearly. The only way to be sure is to have an attorney examine your policy, as it was in effect when the damage occurred, to see if diminished value coverage exists and you can make a supplemental claim. But you have to hurry, as every policy sets a time limit for a claim to be filed after a loss, and the clock is ticking against you. The other, more common situation where diminished value may apply is when the damage is another person's fault. That person is generally liable to you for all of the damages he or she caused, with the extent of the liability determined by general legal principles, which does include liability for diminished value. As the other person's insurance company will have to pay the full amount of your claim in order to protect its policyholder, any policy exclusions for diminished value would not apply. On the other hand, if it's your insurance company that is paying your claim, as is usually the case when the crash is your fault, then the extent of the coverage is determined under the precise terms of your policy. If your policy excludes diminished value coverage, there is little you can do. WHAT DO THE EXPERTS SAY? Just how big a deal is diminished value? To find out, I consulted two experts. One is Leif Hansen, owner of Leif's Auto Collision Centers in Portland, OR, and the other expert is Bruce Anderson, senior technical advisor for the Porsche Club of America and technical editor of Excellence magazine, who reports on Porsche price trends. Hansen has built a substantial multiplelocation auto body business on a decidedly anti-insurance company philosophy, which includes devoting huge amounts of advertising dollars to educating potential customers that they may have diminished value claims and that they are free to use any repair shop of their choice. He advises that the perception that a car that has been in a collision is worth less is quite real, and well founded. Citing reports from the California Bureau of Auto Repair and his own experience, he estimates that "over 90 percent of auto collision repairs are either fraudulently or poorly performed." Common problems include missed damage, poor welding, improper frame straightening, and shortcuts motivated by insurers' cost containment demands. This provides ample fuel for the public's perception that no matter how good the repair looks, one can really never be sure about its quality. The extent of a diminished value claim can vary with the vehicle and the extent of the repairs. While $1,500 of bodywork on a $3,000 car probably increases the value of the car, Hansen says he recently saw a $30,000 diminished value settlement on a Porsche that was Sports Car Market


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repaired after sustaining $35,000 of damage. Hansen estimates that the typical diminished value settlement is in the $2,000 to $2,500 range, although settlements in the $20,000 range are common with high-end marques. Anderson has a consistent, though somewhat different, viewpoint. He says that the extent of a diminished value claim varies with the age of the car and its originality. He explains that the loss is "a few thousand dollars, perhaps 10 percent of the pre-loss value" of a newer car, but "perhaps as much as 30 percent or more on an older, all-original car." The new car suffers less diminished value because even though it is worth less to an enthusiast, there are still many non-enthusiast buyers who would not be as bothered by the damage repair. But, Anderson explains, "A totally original Porsche Speedster, with its original paint, is worth a lot of money. If it's wrecked and repaired, it's not original any more, and it can easily lose 20 to 30 percent or more of its value." Hansen notes that any diminished value situation will vary with the insurance company. Some pay diminished value claims readily, some pay them if you push them, and some insist they won't pay them under any circumstances, although that attitude can be made to change once legal action becomes inevitable. HOW DO YOU FIGHT THIS? If your car is damaged and your insurance company is paying for the repair, check your policy first, as it might well exclude diminished value coverage. If your car was repaired some establish the two values for your car—before the damage, and after the repair. The difference between the two is the amount of your diminished value claim. It isn't enough just to have a good claim—what really matters is whether or not the insurance company believes that you are prepared to make it stick. time ago, and you were not compensated for its diminished value, have an attorney review your policy and see if there is still time to make a supplemental claim. If the other driver's insurance company is paying your claim, then definitely consider pressing a diminished value claim. If there is a question as to who was at fault, make sure it's established that it was the other driver. Either way, it will be necessary for you to establish the amount of your loss. To do that, your best bet is to retain a qualified appraiser to It's smart to have good evidence of the predamage condition of your car to assist your appraiser. Videos, pictures, concours judging sheets, and complete records of repairs, maintenance and improvements all help, and will add weight to your appraiser's valuation. Be prepared for some resistance from the insurance company. To move them, it's best to have an expert appraisal to back up your position, and an attorney to argue on your behalf. It isn't enough just to have a good claim— what really matters is whether or not the insurance company believes that you are prepared to make it stick. And the best way to do that is to invest the time and money it takes to get competent professionals to present your case properly, and to show the insurance company that you are ready to take the next step if settlement negotiations are unsuccessful. John Draneas is an attorney and car collector in Oregon. His comments here are general in nature and are not a substitute for consultation with an attorney. He may be contacted at legalfiles@sportscarmarket.com.• Nooli Baby! No One Babies Your Baby Like We Do. With Intercity, delivery is always painless. We're "car people"and we understand how hard it is to part with your baby. So when the time comes to let go and relocate your automobile, choose the company that specializes in automobile transportation. Intercity is equipped with enclosed transporters, liftgate loading, insurance coverage, and door-to-door service.We deliver anywhere in the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. A sophisticated QUALCOMM satellite tracking system closely monitors your vehicle's exact location at all times. So relax she'll be fine. ii August 2004 Please Call or E-mail for a FREE QUOTE. 1-800-221-3936  FAX 413-436-9422 www.intercitylines.com = 552 Old West Brookfield Road •Warren, MA 01083 The official transporters for: The Auto Collections • Barrett Jackson • Bloomington Gold • Corvette Mike • Mecum Auctions • The Petersen Automotive Museum 23


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Collecting Thoughts Parting Out A Poverty-Case 911 I tore apart this mouse- and chipmunk-infested rust bucket just about every day for six months—and earned a living below the U.S. poverty threshold T here are opportunities all around us, some obvious and others less so. A soft-rear-window 1969 Porsche 911S Targa that had stared me in the face for years while languishing in an asparagus field in western Michigan, was both. I can't tell you exactly how many times I'd driven by it, but it was over a hundred. I even paid it a visit or three. I was drawn to the rotting Porsche because I've owned a 1970 911S Coupe since 1994. I raced my beloved car in PCA club events and eventually restored it for the street. It's now the only car remaining from a ten-car collection I once owned. But that doesn't really explain why I'd decide to haul a derelict 911 home— it's not like my beautiful S Coupe needed to have its esteem built by having a parts car sitting next to it. A year ago I was given my freedom by someone who wanted my retail floor-covering business more than I did, and he was willing and able to pay my price. So restless with a few Franldins on a glorious Michigan summer day, I took on the task of locating the owner of the fieldstone 911. After weeks of phone calls, door knocking and offers, a deal was made. If Porsche had built a 911 for Fred Flintstone, this was it, with no floor pans or motor. The engine was actually in a box in the basement, in pieces. The trans was in one piece though, and the original Fuchs came with the car. After a few e-mails to Jim Schrager, I received his blessing to pay the owner $1,000 to haul the car out of the field and load the rest in my truck. My plan was to part out the car and market the parts through eBay, a seemingly simple venture. One thing I've learned in business is profit is found in the buying, not the selling. I knew I was going to be okay with the price I had paid, but this was done more as an experiment and education than a money-making venture. Here's how it all unfolded. IF YOU WANT BLOOD, YOU'VE GOT IT Those who have tackled any sort of restoration project know only too well there are 24  always more than a few surprises. My Porsche project was not without similar frustrations and joys. Indeed, tearing apart a mouse- and chipmunk-infested rust bucket is no walk in the park. My appreciation of restoration shops has increased exponentially because they also have to put these things back together. Even without worrying about reassembly, it was a lot of work. I made the Snap-On salesman's millennium with my purchases, and once I had wrested each part free, it needed to be cleaned up to get the maximum dollar return. And that was just the start—there was also the photography, uploading, descriptions, answering questions, packaging, shipping and follow up. Plus all the Band-Aids. One day I decided to take on the task of removing the rear trailing arms. Now this is not a particularly difficult job, as long as one has air tools. Or to put it another way, you'd better have air tools to save your sanity and actually stand a shot at completing the task sometime this decade. Of course, in inexperienced hands like mine, even the simplest of disassembly tasks can become fraught with trouble and injury. On a creeper underneath the car with a 19-mm socket secured on the air wrench, I wrangled it into position, only to realize that the bolt takes a 20-mm socket. Then the air hose got caught under the creeper. As I tried to slide my 52-year-old body out from under the car—no easy feat—my t-shirt slid up and tightened around my neck like a noose, causing me to thrash about until my cranium made contact with the brake rotor—and it was no love tap. Still woozy, I finally got out from under the car, moved the air hose, and got back into position... only to find that I'd now forgotten the 20-mm box wrench for the nut. Another trip out was uneventful, and once back under, wrench in hand, I let the air gun rip—and in a nanosecond I had five pounds of rust, dirt, acorns, and mouse fur covering my head. This same basic story could be told for just about every part or system I tackled, just about every day for six months until I finished. MY [BAY Sometimes you eat and sometimes you're eaten. It's the law of the jungle and the law of auction. Common 911 body parts such as fenders, hoods, and doors go for very little money. There are plenty of reproductions and with shipping costs high, nobody's going to pay you top dollar for something they can find in a local salvage yard. For instance, I sold a driver's side door to Canada. Shipping was $50, and I got just $25 for the door—it was bread and water for a week. On the other hand, engine parts do a lot better. I sent a crank to Japan for $850, and that night we ate steak. Interior trim pieces also bring good money. Dash face trim in nice condition: $350. Door pockets that Porsche sells for $800 a pair brought me $450. Standard seats can sell anywhere between $25-$150. Sport seats? Just name your price and someone will pay it—I saw a complete set of sport seat frames requiring a full restoration sell for $2,000. (Add another $2k for the leather and I still think that's a buy.) Every now and again you just get lucky on a sale, but more often the luck comes in finding something you didn't know you had. I was rummaging through a box of parts one day and discovered a pristine stainless steel muffler skirt worth around $500 and a set of horn grilles with correct drive-through lights worth whatever price I could name. These are the exceptions, not the rule, as I found plenty of stuff to fill my dumpster. Sports Car Marker


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SELLING ISN'T EASY I sold everything on eBay, because at the time I started I was ignorant of the actual value of each item. Better to let the market dictate the price, I figured, with low starting prices to generate interest. I was generally happy with my marketing philosophy but after months of doing this, I've learned a few things and changed my plan of attack for the future. I've bumped up the opening bid prices slightly, because I saw that in some cases I definitely left money on the table. I've also considered expanding my marketing to include advertising in the PCA classifieds and the 911S Registry, which is free to its members. My biggest surprise was the inordinate amount of computer time this all took. Some of this was alleviated by having a high-speed Internet connection and using the eBay selling programs. (If you're serious about selling on eBay, I can recommend investing in their seller upgrades.) The less time spent on the computer, the more time spent on getting the knuckle-scraping work done—or doing the research on the parts to help out your buyers. Since 911s have been around since the '60s, some parts cross over into later decades, all the way up until the air-cooled cars disappeared. Investing in factory manuals and restoration books is essential. Knowledge is power and can be directly translated to profit in the parts business, as knowing what fits where lessens confusion, instills buyer trust and eliminates returned parts and unsatisfied buyers. A positive feedback in any business, especially on eBay, is paramount. Assessing my costs was fairly simple, as eBay automatically figures the listing and sell- firmation to eliminate the "I never received it" claims. Spell it all out beforehand, be clear about these extra costs, and no one has any basis to whine. A willingness to ship overseas is a huge plus, because this will increase your market reach, which hopefully raises your selling price. A proviso of refusing to sell to lowfeedback buyers should keep the aggravation level low. Knowledge is power and can be directly translated to profit in the parts business, as knowing what fits where lessens confusion, instills buyer trust and eliminates returned parts and unsatisfied buyers. ing commission. A three-percent commission on the sell is a good average. I encouraged PayPal electronic payments, as even though it costs two percent off the top, the transaction is immediate and smooth. Otherwise, you're waiting for verification of cleared funds, something you really don't need when you're moving 30 or 40 pieces of iron at a whack. I made the buyer pay for shipping, and covered packing materials in a handling charge. I strongly suggest U.S. Postal Service Priority shipments with insurance and delivery con- DON'T SPEND IT ALL IN ONE PLACE After the smoke cleared and my wounds healed, I found I had netted about $7,000. That averages to roughly $1,100 per month, which is not a lot of money, in fact, below the U.S. poverty threshold. But the knowledge I gained about my favorite marque and the parts I kept to upgrade my own car are invaluable. And not to get hokey, but I met some really great people during this adventure. Would I do it again? You bet. I've already moved on to parting out a 1970 E sunroof coupe and a '71 T Targa. I'm also converting front and rear clips to love seats for those Porsche freaks that have an insatiable need to sit in a 911 24/7. I'm out of the floor-covering business, doing something I really love, I've learned more about 911s than any book could ever teach me, and I'm truly happy.—Haig Haleblian• THE ULTIMATE METAL GARAGE CABINETS 7,111 ENS  W 0J11 piw COMO SOLID MAPLE  PULL-OUT BUTCHER BLOCK TOP FASTENER DRAWER PULL-OUT SHELVES PRECISION BALL BEARING SLIDES August 2904 25


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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars embarks on a second century of innovation while celebrating the many achievements of its first. Commemorating 12:M the 100-year anniversary is an experimental motor car designed to combine the marque's wonderful heritage with a cutting-edge 21 st-century character. 100EX captures the essence of Rolls-Royce tradition, while speaking volumes about tomorrow's technology. The spirit embraced during the 1930s—the glory days of top-down motoring—is interpreted through modern design and engineering that preserves the aura of the greatest cars of eras past. While 100EX is a true one-off Experimental Car that will never be seen in a showroom, should a series production convertible be introduced, surely it will owe much to this very special motor car. rolls-roycemotorcars.com  tit 100EX


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M Insi  s Guide to the Monterey Weekend T his is it; the most anticipated collection of events on the classic car calendar, and the most exhilirating automotive weekend of the year. What began over fifty years ago as "The Grand Prix of the West Coast" has become the largest, most varied gathering of collector cars in the world. On the following pages you'll find just what you need•to stay on top of all the automotive happenings, as well aS suggestions to help you take advantage -of the spectacular scenery, get acquainted with the renowned literary heritage, and sample the world class golf, food and —Kathleeiilatrapondo i'vine, It's all here, waitiing for you on the scenic Monterey Peninsula. -


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 The Auctions CHRISTIE'S EXCEPTIONAL MOTORCARS BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS COLLECTOR'S MOTORCARS AUCTION SCA1 Monterey Preview 1947 Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa. Where: Monterey Jet Center, 300 Sky Park Drive, Monterey When: Preview: Sunday, August 8, 1:00-5:00 p.m.; Monday, August 9, and Tuesday, August 10, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; and Thursday, August 12, 9:00 a.m.–noon. Auction: Thursday, August 12, 6:00 p.m. Web site: www.christies.com Phone: 310.385.2600 1933 2-liter Maserati 4-Cylinder Monoposto 2000. Cost: $60 covers catalog and admission Insider Tip: Big changes this year—The Christie's auction will kick off the Monterey Weekend for the first time, rather than wrapping it up, as in years past. Plus, a change in venue as well, to the Monterey Jet Center. Star Car: Christie's takes Ferrari, this year's Pebble Beach featured marque, seriously. The 1947 Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa offered at the sale was the oldest sports-racing Ferrari in the world and also the first customer Ferrari, effectively beginning the powerful mystique of the Maranello marque. Pre-auction estimate: $950,000-$1,350,000. KRUSE SELECT AUCTION Where: Quail Lodge When: Preview: Wednesday, August 11, and Thursday, August 12, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 a.m. Auction: Friday, August 13, 1:00 p.m. Web site: www.butterfields.com Phone: 415.391.4000 Cost: $60 includes registration, catalog and admission for two. Insider Tip: Aside from the cars, fine watches and automobilia are also offered at this elegant event, held in a relaxing setting against the beautiful backdrop of the Quail Lodge. Star Car: 1933 2-liter Maserati 4-Cylinder Monoposto 2000. This one-off works Maserati was one of the earliest single-seat racing cars to compete in a Grand Prix. In the 1933 Coppa Ciano race in Livorno, it finished third, driven by opera singer Giuseppe Campari. RM MONTEREY SPORTS AND CLASSIC AUCTION Third Annual Monterey SCM Insider's Seminar: "Buy, Sell, or Hold? Where the Market is Headed" Where: Equestrian Center at Pebble Beach When: Saturday, August 14, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: For subscribers: $175 per ticket, $300 for two. Non-subscriber: $225 single, $400 for two Web site: www.sportscannarket.com Phone: 877.219.2605 ext. 206 Insider Tip: The smartest three hours you'll ever spend in a tent. Learn how to buy and sell like a pro while maximizing your enjoyment of the hobby with SCM publisher and editor-in-chief Keith Martin, and his band of professional market analysts. 1967 Bizzarini P538 Cam-Am/Le Mans Sports Racer Where: Black Horse Golf Course at Monterey Bay, Fort Ord Exit off Highway 1, Seaside When: Auction: Friday, August 13, 2:00 p.m. Web site: www.kruseinternational.com Cost: Tickets: $80 in advance, $100 at the gate. Bidder registration: $50. Insider Tip: For the first time, Kruse joins forces with Concorso Italian°, for an auction of 100 Italian stallions. The highly entertaining, near-evangelical fervor of the Kruse family, as they encourage bidders to raise their paddles, will be in stark contrast to the reserved style of most of the other auctioneers of the weekend. Star Car: 1967 Bizzarini P538 Cam-Am/Le Mans Sports Racer. This race car was clocked at 250 mph at Bridgehampton Raceway, with the legendary Mark Donohue behind the wheel. August 2004  1953 Ferrari 166A1M Competition Spyder Where: Portola Plaza Hotel (formerly the Doubletree Hotel), Monterey When: Preview: Thursday, August 12, 9:00 am.6:00 p.m. Auction: Friday, August 13, and Saturday, August 14, 6:00 p.m.–midnight. Web site: www.rmauctions.com Phone: 519.352.4575 Insider Tip: Throughout 2004, RM will be celebrating its 25th year. With over 200 cars, this event is always the "something for everyone" auction of the weekend, with everything from microcars to multi-milliondollar Ferraris. Star Car: 1953 Ferrari 166MM Competition Spyder. Originally constructed in 1952 by the special request of Scuderia Guastalla driver Giulio Musitella, this car has been seen by only a handful of people in the past 50 years. Start the morning with an informative presentation from Editor Martin, then go on an expert-led field walk where you'll learn the finer points of examining a car, using helpful forms and checklists. All your questions will be answered in a relaxed, informative atmosphere as you learn how to quickly spot the hidden signs that tell the difference between a good buy and a fright pig. Join the hundreds of other SCMers who've benefited from our Insider's Seminars. Space is limited; reserve yours now by calling David Slama at 877.219.2605, extension 206. Or, register by e-mail to david.slama@ sportscarmarket.com . 29


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SCA/11 Monterey Preview RUSSO AND STEELE MONTEREY SPORTS AND MUSCLE GOODING & COMPANY PEBBLE BEACH AUCTION Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races Where: Laguna Seca, 1021 Monterey-Salinas Highway, Salinas When: Friday, August 13, through Sunday, August 15, 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Web site: www.montereyhistoric.com Cost: $35-$50 single-day admission; $75 Saturday-Sunday pass; $95 three-day pass Insider Tip: The cheapest tickets ($35 on Friday) are your best bet to avoid the crowds. Get up close and personal with the cars in the paddock. Free hourly shuttle from Carmel, Monterey, and Seaside to the track provided by Monterey-Salinas Transit. Various marque clubs have their own corrals at the track. Shuttles begin at 7:00 a.m. and run to about 6:30 p.m. For pickup locations, call 831.899.2550 or visit www.mst.org for more information. Ford Boss 302 Mustang. Where: Monterey Marriott Hotel, Calle Principal and Delmonte Ave, Monterey When: Preview: Friday, August 13 and Saturday, August 14, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.. Auction: Saturday, August 14, 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Web site: www.russoandsteele.com Phone: 800.211.4371 Cost: Free admission to preview. Auction open to registered bidders only, $100. Insider Tip: SCM subscribers can get free registration until July 30 by calling their office. Star Car: A piece of racing history: Ford Boss 302 Mustang, raced by Parnelli Jones during the 1969 Trans-Am season for Bud Moore Engineering. The first Boss 302 ever campaigned by Ford, it won at Daytona, Michigan International Speedway, Bridgehampton and Donnybrooke that season. 1929 Duesenberg Model J Roadster Where: Pebble Beach Equestrian Center When: Preview: Thursday, August 12, through Saturday, August 14, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sunday, August 15, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Private cocktail reception: Friday, August 13, 6:30 p.m. Auction: Sunday, August 15th, 6:00 p.m. Web site: www.goodingco.com Phone: 310.899.1960 Insider Tip: The official partner of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Gooding is a new auction company. But founder David Gooding formerly brought record-breaking sales to both RM Auctions and Christie's and is now looking to do the same with his own firm. Star Car: A 1929 Duesenberg Model J Roadster with historic Pebble Beach wins. In 1929, The announcement of this car's debut so impressed Wall Street that trading on the New York Stock Exchange briefly paused.* The Quail —A Motorsports Gathering Where: Quail Lodge, five miles southeast of Cannel on Cannel Valley Road, Cannel Valley. When: Friday, August 13, 10:30 a.m-4:30 p.m. Web site: www.quaillodge.com Phone: 877.734.4628 Cost: $200, includes a special gift, entrance for two to the Bonhams & Butterfields auction, gourmet lunch from local chefs with a wine and beer tasting, and your bio and photo in a collectible magazine. Deadline for registration is July 7. Insider Tip: This is the second year for the event, inspired by the legendary Goodwood Festival of Speed in Southern England. Intended to be a classic gathering on a more intimate scale than some other Monterey events, so registration is limited. 30  1960 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta that will be featured at the Quail. Sports Car Market


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 , '1/41 1 41111. 1961 CHAPARRAL 1 SPORTS RACING CAR Ex-Jim Hall Mani C.I1 196 1 63 seasons 1.),:luood by Chuck Polly, built by Troutman Runes as thou "improved" Scarab. Won thc Elkhart Lake 500" with Hall & Hap Shaw A fair opportunity to acquire the car th.11 founded the Chapalial flacmo Cal (4 ll.INty )4rionterey IIORTS 4k. CLASSIC CAR AUCTION PORTOLA PLAZA HOTEL I  ■ -)Clt ■ i• AUGUST 13 & 14, 2004 1953 FERRARI 166/250 MM COMPETITION SPYDER One-off coachwork by Carlo Abarth. The MusitelhiScuderia Guastalla 1953 Targa Florio and Mille Miglia car Beautifully and authentically restored after 50 years in hibernation. ADDITIONAL ENTRIES INCLUDE 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900SS by Ghia 1950 Allard J2 Roadster 1964 Aston Martin DB4 Coupe 1956 Austin-Healey 100M Factory Race Car 1961 Austin-Healey 3000 9N7 Roadster 1967 Chevrolet 427/435 Coupe 1937 Cord 812SC Phaeton 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 1971 Ferrari Daytona Spycler 1980 Ferrari 308GTS1 1970 Jaguar Series II E-Type Roadster 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Convert 1970 Plymouth Cuda AAR 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback Rm RM AUCTIONS INC ONE CLASSIC CAR DRIVE BLENHEIM, ONTARIO, CANADA NOP 1A0 TEL: 519-352-4575 FAX: 519 351 1337 www.rmauctions CO111 Monterey Auction Company License #34509 xi /2 (elebiedly2J eer?ei o /1//t{ e  p'•  e  ,rre riier g


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SCM Monterey Preview Concorso Italian° Blackhawk Collection Classic Car Expo Where: Peter Hay Golf Course at The Lodge, 17-Mile Drive at Stevenson Road, Pebble Beach When: Wednesday, August 11, and Thursday, August 12, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Friday, August 13, and Saturday, August 14, 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Sunday, August 15, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Web site: www.blackhawkcollection.com Cost: Free Insider Tip: Admission doesn't get any cheaper than free, and all of these cars are for sale. You just might take home the car of your dreams. Star Car: A 1935 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Thrupp & Maberly Phaeton, a fitting car to represent the 100th anniversary of RollsRoyce. Where: Black Horse Golf Course at Monterey Bay, Fort Ord Exit off Highway 1, Seaside When: Friday, August 13, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Web site: www.concorso.com Phone: 206.232.0365 Cost: $80-$150 Insider Tip: Shop for rare art, automobilia and enjoy an Italian fashion show. Stake out a good spot for viewing the periodic "drive-by," featuring the best Italian marques, with running commentary provided by experts including Editor Martin, duPont Registry publisher Tom duPont, and local TV personality Alan Richmond. Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Where: The Lodge at the Pebble Beach Resort, on the 18th fairway, Pebble Beach When: Sunday, August 15, 10:30 a.m.— 4:30 p.m. Web site: www.pebblebeachconcours.net Cost: $100 general admission, $125 day of show. $350 entrance to Club d'Elegance. Insider Tip: This is the greatest car show on earth, and it attracts the greatest cars, along with the greatest crowds. By noon, the peoplegridlock on the fairway makes the LA freeway during rush hour look appealing. The earlier you arrive, the better chance you have to stake out a good viewing spot near the ramp for the awards presentation. Gates open at 9:00 a.m. 32  Sports Car Market


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concorso ITALIAN° Black Horse Gol[ Course at Monterey Bay PRESENTS KRUSE SELECT AUCTION Seaside, California • Friday, August 13, 2004 •i4r. 1968 Mid Engine P-538 Bizzarrini Spyder Sport Racer KRUSE INTERNATIONAL 8 0 0 . 9 6 8 . 4 4 4 4 • w w w.k r u se c o m 4


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SCA1 Monterey Preview Steinbeck Was Here Luckily for literary groupies, many of the old haunts from Cannery Row still exist today. Join SCM's literary aficionado Kathleen Karapondo as she takes a look at Monterey through the eyes of this great town's favorite son The Quail Rally Where: Surprise route around the Monterey Peninsula. When: Monday, August 9, through Thursday, August 11 Web site: www.quaillodge.com Phone: 877.734.4628 Registration: Limited to 40 Insider Tip: This rally starts out from Quail Meadows, with breakfast before takeoff each day at the Quail Lodge. It follows a different route each year—last year, participants were taken by boat to an aircraft carrier for a reception and group photo. Pebble Beach Tour of the Monterey Peninsula Where: A fifty-mile tour starting off at the Polo Field in Del Monte Forest, winding through 17 Mile Drive, and into downtown Monterey. The cars then take Highway 68 east, past Laguna Seca Raceway, and climb the challenging Laureles Grade, winding their way into Carmel Valley. When: Thursday, August 12, 9:00 a.m. to completion. Web site: www.pebblebeachconcours.net Eligibility: Open only to cars entered in the 2004 Pebble Beach Concours. Tour participation will act as a tiebreaker in Sunday's judging. Insider Tip: The best deal of the weekend. Free, get close to the cars when they park at lunch, avoid the crowds. Cars will be parked for viewing from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., along Ocean Avenue in downtown Cannel. 34  T at SCM). John Steinbeck, the Bard of Cannery Row, lived and died by that rule. The people he knew here became some of the most memorable characters in American literature. His deep affinity for both the working-class struggle and the wild beauty of the Monterey Peninsula, and both are woven indelibly into the fiber of his finest works. If winning the Nobel Prize for literature is any indication, he did, indeed, write well. he golden rule for writing well, according to Mrs. Roberts, my 10th grade English teacher, is simple: Write what you know (a philosophy near and dear to our hearts here Some Steinbeck scholars go so far as to say that Steinbeck didn't write fiction at all, that people and places were lifted part and parcel from his own life (such as his grandparents in East of Eden), and peppered throughout his books. Though most of the people are now gone, luckily for literary groupies, many of the old haunts from Cannery Row and many of Steinbeck's other books still exist today. Since you'll already be here here in Steinbeck Country, you owe it to yourself to visit some of them and take a look at Monterey through the eyes of this great town's favorite son. man of both Cannery Row and its sequel, Sweet Thursday. The second-most-famous resident of Monterey, Ricketts single-handedly elevated marine science from the mere cataloging and recording of dead animals to the more challenging vocation of observing interactions between living creatures. His landmark 1937 book Between Pacific Tides is still revered by his scientific peers and enjoyed by beachcombers. With its lyrical descriptions and elegant text, this is no dry scientific journal, but a fascinating read (that can be easily acquired through www.powells.com). The daily influence Ed Ricketts, a man whose mind "knew no horizons," had on his literary friend's life and work cannot be overstated. Steinbeck considered him more than a friend, but rather a soul mate, and many of the deep fraternal relationships in his works are based upon their profound relationship. Whether your introduction to Steinbeck was spent memorizing favorite passages from Cannery Row or East of Eden Monterey's favorite son. Stop in to La Ida Café (which now really is a café, no longer a brothel), where Eddie the part-time bartender poured all the leftover drinks into one horrible but effective cocktail for Mack and the boys back at the Palace Flophouse. Then there's the Wing Chong Market building, inspiration for Lee Chong's Heavenly Flower grocery, a "miracle of supply... within its single room a man could find everything he needed or wanted to live and be happy." But perhaps the most interesting place you can visit in Cannery Row, and where Steinbeck spent his liveliest hours, is Pacific Biological Lab (a.k.a. Western Biological in Cannery Row). This was home to poet, philosopher, and pioneer marine ecologist Ed Ricketts. After a long day wading and working at the Great Tide Pool, Ricketts spent many a night drinking Burgermeister, pouring rotgut whiskey for Steinbeck, and listening to his best friend read what he'd written that day. Ricketts was the model for Doc, the Renaissance to the National Steinbeck Center. Spend some time there absorbing this literary legacy, and you'll be well prepared for a walking or driving tour of Steinbeck's old stomping grounds. or just getting through it all via Cliffs Notes—you can learn a lot more about this literary giant with a trip to the town where he was born, in old town Salinas, and a visit — The Steinbeck Center offers a variety of resources to assist you on your tour, depending on how deep you want to go. There's a free booklet with highlighted points of interest to help you create your own self-guided walking tour. If a laid-back driving tour is more to your liking, pop Footsteps of Steinbeck ($12.95) into your car CD player, and enjoy the spectacular views as you listen and learn. Another wonderful and easy to use guide, with all the literary references you could ask for, is John Laws' Steinbeck County: Exploring the Settings for the Stories ($9.95; for more information, visit www.windyhillpublications.com ). With this beautifully illustrated 30-page guide, you can explore the hundred-mile area from Watson to Santa Cruz known as "Steinbeck Country" and find your favorite spots—like Salinas Valley, where Mack and the Sports Car Market


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 If you're interested (as Steinbeck was), in the deeper roots of the region, you'll want a copy of Cannery Row: The History Of John Steinbeck's Old Ocean View Avenue ($19.95 at www. thehistorycompany.com). Written by local historian Michael Kenneth Hemp and including a map, it delves wholeheartedly into the formative history of Monterey, from its Spanish heritage to its heyday as the "Sardine Capital of the World." It even includes a free sardine can-label bookmark. The Wing Chong Market, alias Lee Chong's Heavenly Flower Grocery: "a miracle of supply... within its single room a man could find everything he needed or wanted to live and be happy ..." boys went frog hunting to raise money for a party in Doc's honor. Visit the armory in downtown Salinas, where Steinbeck attended his senior prom, and have lunch at the house on Central Avenue where he was born and raised, writing stories as a teenager in its attic. For help planning ahead via the Internet, you can find an interactive, guided walking tour of Steinbeck's Pacific Grove haunts at www.93950.com/steinbeck1 . There you'll find detailed directions and literary references to all the sites, including the Point Piiios Lighthouse, a spot several of the Cannery Row characters chose for solitary reflection. For the bard's eye view of Steinbeck Country—or the whole of humanity, for that matter—you simply — 13th Annual SCA4 Monterey Preview Pacific Grove Auto Rally where: Lighthouse and Forest Avenues, Pacific Grove When: Friday August 13, 1:00 p.m. check-in, rally at 6:30. Cost: $50 to drive only, $60 includes dinner. Extra $15 late registration fee after July 15. Web site: www.pgautorally.com Insider Tip: This is the 10th Anniversary of this colorful event, which raises thousands of dollars for charity. A great way to enjoy your car without breaking the bank. - ,q4,Axa„, AUGUST 11TH - 15TH, 2004 Featuring over 85 of the Ilbrld's Greatest Automobiles Offered for Individual Sale :tn. PEBBLE  OFFICIA1  BEACH ar EVENT PETER HAY GOLF COURSE AT THE LODGE IN PEBBLE BEACH, CALIFORNIA FOR MORE INFORMATION: Don Williams • Blackhawk Collection • Danville, California Phone 925.-36.3444 • Fax 925. -36.43- 5 VISIT US ONLINE AT WWW.BLACKNAWKCOLLECTION.COM August 2004  PROMOTIONAL PARTNERS: , CARCOOGOR CleanTools 35


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SCA1 Monterey Preview It  • 1', ■ •.■ •' Holy Mackerel And you thought you paid too much for a hunk of tin. Vintage sardine-can labels recall the heyday of Cannery Row; and the market is growing. You can view these and others from the sizeable collection of James Bridges, otherwise known as The Sardine King, at wwvv.sardineking.com . must stop at The Great Tide Pool, near the whistling buoy off Ocean View Boulevard. Ever the observer, here Steinbeck would spend quiet hours as Ed Ricketts worked, watching the incredible activity below the surface of the water. The next chance you get, treat yourself to a re-reading of Cannery Row. After your tour of Steinbeck Country, you'll have a new appreciation for the book and a greater understanding of its characters. Steinbeck himself said that this book should be read as if "set in a tide pool... a human tide pool, teeming with life, fascinating in all its aspects."—K.K. For more information about John Steinbeck, Cannery Row, or any of the references made in this article, contact the National Steinbeck The history of an entire town, built on the tiny sardine. Center at 831.796.3833, or send an e-mail to info@steinbeck.otg. All the books and CDs mentioned here are available at the National Steinbeck Center gift shop.• Golf Nirvana in Monterey Take your Monterey weekend from the sensational to the sublime with a memorable round of golf at one of these legendary courses. Here's a quick overview from our own David "Titanium Tee" Slama. Pebble Beach Golf Links Who: Public Where: 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach Cost: $375 Course Rating: 73.8 Contact: 800.654.9300; www.pebblebeach.com FYI: Host to several U.S. Open Championships and considered the finest public golf course in the world. Insider lip: Like a great collectible car, this course has quality, history, swagger, and provides plenty of challenge. The par-5, 548-yard 18th hole is considered the best finishing hole in golf. However, on the Sunday of the concours, it's closed. 36  Spyglass Hill Golf Club Who: semi-private Where: Stevenson Drive and Spyglass Hill Rd., Pebble Beach Cost: $250 Course Rating: 75.3 Contact: 800.654.9300; www.pebblebeach.com FYI: Name inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel Treasure Island, one of the toughest courses in America. Insider Tip: This course has a split personality. On the first five holes you're playing through sand dunes, the last 13, through the trees, and virtually every hole is uphill. Watch out for the 16th hole, "Black Dog," named for the black-hearted pirate in Treasure Island, this long, doglegged par-4 is arguably the toughest hole on the PGA tour. The Links at Spanish Bay Who: Public Where: 2700 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach Cost: $215 Course Rating: 74.1 Contact: 800.654.9300; www.pebblebeach.com FYI: Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. in a traditional Scottish links fashion. Insider Tip: Rolling hills, gusting winds and the keening of bagpipes at day's end all harken back to golf's beginnings on the "auld sod" at St. Andrews. The 7th, 8th, and 9th holes, played through wetlands, are the toughest consecutive holes on the peninsula. Del Monte Golf Course Who: Public Where: 1300 Sylvan Rd., Monterey Cost: $95 kered course, lined with coastal oaks and cypress, featuring the first grass greens in California and one of three select courses on the Pebble Beach Invitational Tour. The uphill, triple-tiered 7th hole can be a bear halfway through the course. Cypress Point Golf Club Who: Private Location: 3150 17 Pebble Beach - Mile Drive, Course Rating: 70.8 Contact: 831.373.2700; www.pebblebeach.com FYI: The oldest golf course in operation west of the Mississippi. Insider Tip: This is a well-bun- Cost: Know a member? Course Rating: 72.4 Contact: 831.624.2223 FYI: Scottish designer Mister McKenzie declared Cypress Point "a course without peer," superior even to St. Andrews. Insider Tip: "The Sistine Chapel of Golf." Ultra-private, even if you are invited onto the links—JFK was once denied entry to the clubhouse. The par3 16th is ranked as one of the greats—your tee shot must carry over 200 yards of ocean.• Sports Car Market


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SCA4 Monterey Preview A Monterey For Every Pocketbook T Transportation Rent-A-Roadster 229 Cannery Row Phone 831.647.1929 Just because you've left the Bentley at home, you don't have to leave style back in your thermo-heated garage. Rent-A-Roadster, and you'll be tooling around in classic elegance. Choose from Mercedes SSK ($35 per hour), Ford Model A ($30 an hour), or a Ford Phaeton replicas ($40 per hour). Daily rates range from $200 to $300. Insurance is a mere $5 per car. he Monterey Peninsula is a cornucopia of sights, sounds and smells that will tempt you back year after year. With fabulous resorts, award-winning cuisine, and some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, you can go into overload sorting it all out, especially if this is your first trip—and even more so if you don't have a bottomless wallet. Never fear, we have been going to Monterey for decades under a variety of different financial circumstances. Here we've laid out three ways to visit the area, broken down by budget. You decide which category best suits you.—K.K. THE MERCEDES-BENZ 540K SPECIAL ROADSTER PLAN Post Ranch Inn • Highway 1 Big Sur • 800.527.2200 If money is no object, you definitely want to stay at the exclusive Post Ranch Inn, a small but worldclass resort nestled into the craggy cliffs of Big Sur. The organic architecture of this intimate 30-room inn makes the most of its spectacular views of ocean, mountains and redwoods (the amazing scenery can even be enjoyed from some of the bathtubs). Choosing your room by name is a Zen experience; Ocean, Coast, Tree. Mountain, and Butterfly (an amazing structure built to resemble a butterfly, wings outstretched). Start your day with a private yoga class, performed open-air on the sun deck. Follow with thermo-therapy massage (using heated jade from the beaches below), then relax with a soak in the visually stunning basking pool, which appears to be suspended in mid-air. All that Wall Street tension you brought with you will soon be a distant memory. Named "The Best Place to Stay in North America" by Conde Nast magazine, and tied for number one in the world. Prices range from $495 to $1085 a night. this cozy retreat is second only to the spectacular menu. Winner of the prestigious Grand Award from Wine Spectator magazine, chef Cal Stamenov celebrates Wine Country cuisine, showcasing local herbs and vegetables. You won't find a greater variety of artfully used tomatoes, all indigenous to Carmel Valley. Try the Spot Prawns with Crispy Marinated Vegetables and Truffle Vinaigrette. O Mairtibnums magnificent Be Skip Barber School of Racing • Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca, 1021 Monterey-Salinas Highway, Salinas 800.221.1131 Culture The Hawthorne Gallery 48485 Highway 1, Big Sur 831.667.3200 You're staying at Big Sur, perhaps the most magnificent coastline in the world, so it won't do for you to bring home a tacky redwood birdhouse as a souvenir. The Hawthorne Gallery is a unique partnership of the three talented Hawthorne siblings and their spouses, Greg, Chris, and Lisa Hawthorne. Each is an artist, and each is also married to an artist; all six work in different media and are featured in the gallery. The result is a fascinating blend of visual stimulation you should not miss. The gallery (designed by Mickey Muennig, award-winning designer of the Post Ranch Inn) is further filled with one-of-a-kind pieces from other renowned artists, including forged steel artist Albert Paley and granite sculptor Jesus Moroles. 38 Ribtee. If you're the type who gladly pays speeding tickets as just another necessary expense, a full hour of lapping the course in a Formula Dodge race car will be positively liberating. The Skip Barber School of Racing at Laguna Seca gets you out of the stands and into the cockpit. Enroll in Introduction to Racing (available Tuesday, August 17th), a three-hour course, and chances are, you'll come back for the one-, two-, or threeday racing school. The perfect first step towards driving in the Monterey Historics rather than just spectating. Intro to Racing, $695; Three-Day Racing School, $3,495. THE SWB 911S PLAN _ Stay in Carmel-by-the-Sea, six miles north of Monterey and get away from the crowds. Nestled in a redwood forest high above white sandy beaches, the Village Inn has a comfortable charm in a great location. Within walking distance of shopping, restaurants and a spectacular beach, you won't have to drive anywhere to have a fabulous time. Rates are from $199 for a queen-size bed to $369 for a cottage suite. 0 , • to T Montrio Bistro boasts European-inspired American cuisine; the new menu features healthier, low-carb dishes. Making the most of fresh organic produce and sustainable seafood, Montrio Bistro's goal is to "leave you feeling good about what you eat." The Bistro is housed in a historic firehouse in downtown Monterey, and the atmosphere is one of casual elegance—come in your jeans, your khakis, or your tuxedo; whatever you're wearing. WI When the locals get a craving for steak, they head to the Whaling Station. No dark, cavernous steakhouse, this; the interior is light, airy, and vibrant with lively conversation. Chef John Pisto uses only USDA Prime cornfed beef, farm-raised in Nebraska. For a great appetizer, start with the Colossal Fire Roasted Gilroy Garlic. *I A favorite hangout with the locals, Tarpy's is a roadside oasis boasting a charming outdoor dining area surrounded by lush gardens. The menu features hearty American cuisine, with a weekly game special (we're not talking darts; think venison, buffalo, rabbit, or even ostrich). Voted best outside dining and best vegetarian cuisine. t41)1 Sports Car Market Tarpy's Roadhouse • 2999 Monterey-Salinas Highway, Monterey • 831.647.1444 The Whaling Station • 763 Wave Street, Monterey • 831.373.3778 ThheeRR GrG 1ifeCarossre ioio illri• The osadtsh, e Highway t 1A amt ReioriR coad,cCu airsmiri Montrio Bistro • 414 Calle Principal, Monterey • 831.648.8880 ele., 83 d2has wen voted best place for a first date, best"316 a1:16 restaurant, and best wine list by Wine Spectator magazine. Stop into the lively bar for a drink and appetizers; the Fire-Roasted Artichoke with Sun-Dried Tomato Aioli gets rave reviews. Great wine cellar, too. Carmel Village Inn • Carmel-by-the-Sea, Ocean & Juniper°, Carmel • 800.346.3864 ifirricaerndtusvileow dgse;:,f41t5he rmCocheelf!sa llg eyarRdoed, Cardmetli•le an mountains beyond, the old-world ambience of


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SCA4 Monterey Preview If you've never been out in a kayak, this is the place to start. Take a guided kayak tour for two to three hours of peaceful paddling, discovering sea lions, otters and harbor seals and learning about their bountiful habitat ($50). Once you're comfortable with the watercraft and the bay, the kayak is yours for more exploring. If you're an experienced kayaker familiar with Monterey Bay, $30 will get you a full day of paddling on your own. In 1992, Monterey Bay was named the largest of the twelve National Marine Sanctuaries. Just be sure to admire the fascinating creatures from a distance. t) ci3 Monterey Bay Aquarium • 886 Cannery Row, Monterey • 831.648.4800 Being voted the number one aquarium in the nation is a great way to celebrate a 20th anniversary. The Monterey Bay Aquarium, which houses one of the most sophisticated marine habitats in the world, was built on the former Hoyden Cannery site, which shut down with the depletion of the sardine population in 1972. The latest exhibition is "Sharks: Myth and Mystery," featuring almost two dozen shark species. At $19.95 for adults and $8.95 per child, this is a fascinating way to spend the day—and a good value. Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. THE DODGE DART PLAN AtPfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campground • Big Sur Station #1, Big Sun 831.667.2315 Budget accommodations don't have to be small and cramped.. especially with all of Big Sur as your back yard. Get away from the crowds and head to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, 26 miles south of Carmel and a beautiful 50-minute drive from Monterey. Camp under a canopy of majestic redwoods and oaks on the banks of the Big Sur River, where the swimming is great. Relax, explore, hike the trails, and discover a waterfall. $25 for a standard site, premium sites by the river go for $35. RVs are limited to 32 feet in length. No hookups here, but there are showers, and a camp store is available for necessities. Monterey Salinas Transit • 831.899.2555 www.mstorg - Agventures Wine Tours www.whps.com/agtours 831.384.7686 Get a group of friends together and go visit the wine country— and let host and viticulturist Evan Oakes do the driving. He'll pick up your group at your hotel and take you where you want to go for an all-inclusive half day ($55) or full day ($75-$85) of scenic winery touring and tasting. Evan will also fill you in on all the fascinating details of winemaking in the area during his wine class on wheels. A full day could take you to the Salinas Valley (Steinbeck Country), and includes a picnic lunch in this natural setting, surrounded by vineyards. Minimum of four persons required; minimum of seven for a private tour. Monterey-Salinas Transit is the local bus system, and offers a variety of fare structures including day passes for as little as $3.50. The transit system will also be offering a free shuttle from Cannel, Monterey, and A B Seas Kayaks • 32 Cannery Row, Ste. 5, Monterey • 831.647.0191 Pacific Ocean • The Great, Tide Pool Spanish Bay PACIFIC GROVE . The Links at Spanish Bay Kruse Russo and Steele MONTEREY Spyglass Hill Golf Club 41) Farmers Market Nin The Whaling Station t, Monterey Bay Aquarium Pi Rent-A-Roadster Concorso italiono SEASIDE 9 . Christie's Del Monte Goff Course SAUNAS 4 • . Map Symbols: N . Auction Concours Lodging Tel Dining Entertainment Camping  Transportation Golf Course Racing  40  Carmel Bay '01 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Tour route Pacific Grove Concours Auto Rally route BIG SUR  ZARME Carmel Village Inn Rio Grill St Hawthorne Gallery Post Ranch Inn  Ai Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park  QUAIL LODGE Bonhams & Butterfields Sports Car Market • Cypress Point Golf Club PEBBLE BEACH 41,_ Gooding & Co. .•  1 Pebble Beach Golf Linkeill', t Blackhawk Expo.' If' Concours d'Elegance • ...-- MAZDA RACEWAY  LAGUNA SECA  Monterey Historic Races  Skip Barber Racing School t, Steinbach House t, Paraiso Vineyards .• 00, Point pin;)s Lighthouse'. 're _ Monterey Bay 0  MILES N  1


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SCM Monterey Preview Seaside out to the races at Laguna Seca. Hourly shuttles begin at 7:00 a.m. and run to about 6:30 p.m. Contact MST for more information. WAVE • 831.899.2555. www.mstorg Feet tired? Ride the WAVE and give those dogs a rest. The WAVE (Waterfront Area Visitors Express) is a free trolley running from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily, offering visitors a fast, easy way to navigate the waterfront and downtown Monterey. The WAVE route runs from downtown Monterey, Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, with many stops between. The service runs every 10-12 minutes, and stops at the Monterey Transit Plaza, where you can get a connection to all MST's other lines to the surrounding area. I Picnic Lunch at Paraiso Vineyards • 3806 Paraiso Springs Highway, Soledad • 831.678.0300 , A jug of wine, a loaf of bread, and thou... Maybe you've decided to save on airfare and just drive the 900 miles from Tacoma to Monterey. With all that waiting around at the airport, it ends up taking about the same amount of time anyway, right? Well, it's a good thing you brought your car, because now you can do the winery tour for free (except for the cost of gas). Pack up a picnic lunch (stop into the Monterey Safeway for bread, cheese and lunch meat) and head out toward the Salinas Valley on Highway 101. Stop at a few wineries, enjoy the free tastings, and then be sure to stop for lunch at Paraiso Vineyards on their lovely courtyard patio. Pair your chicken on wheat with a Paraiso Chardonnay, or your ham on rye with a sensual Pinot Noir. to Rent a bike or roller blades in downtown Monterey at any of several bike shops between Cannery Row and downtown. Then pedal onto the recreation trail, a paved, two-lane path that runs from Castroville to Lover's Point. Take it into San City to the Edgewater Center, stop in to the Albertson's deli, and have them make up your favorite sandwiches. Throw in some fruit and crackers, and you've got a picnic lunch made to order. Take the shortcut across the parking lot, between the Circuit City and Orchard Supply; your path continues through a dead-end street, and a sweeping vista of the water and sand dunes. The best thing about this trip is the views are spectacular both coming and going. t..1 Bike Ride Picnic Free entertainment and live music, with delicious food booths offering everything from ribs to Greek to Indian cuisine. Always something surprising. Eat cheap, dance free, and soak up that California sunshine. Free year-round guided tours, plus many opportunities to visit historic buildings and gardens. Call for tour times and schedules, or pick up a schedule at Pacific House, in the center of Custom House Plaza.• cb Farmer's Market Alvarado Street, Downtown Monterey • 831.655.8070 • Every Tuesday from 3:30-7:30 p.m. ib Monterey State Historic ParkS Downtown Monterey 831-649.7118 More Camping Big Sur Cabins and Campgrounds 2 miles north of Pfeiffer Big Sur 831.667.2322 Playground, tent cabins, and free inner tubes for floating in the river. Veterans Memorial Pork Skyline Drive and Jefferson St., Monterey 831.646.3865 Showers, no hookups. $20 per night. THE QUAIL 2004 A MOTORSPORTS GATHERING FRIDAY, AUGUST 13 QUAIL LODGE  CARMEL, CA What better time than Concours week on the Monterey Peninsula for an intimate gathering of knowledgeable individuals who share their passion and enjoyment in a relaxed, elegant setting The Quail will offer guests a tribute to the famous Italian race, the Mille Miglia. Enhancing this theme will be a fine selection of 125 preand post-war sports and racing cars, an extraordinary exhibit of vintage motorcycles, a display of automotive fine art photography, and an opportunity to enjoy live music and the region's fine wines and delectable cuisine Admission includes all food and beverages, as well as entrance to the Bonhams & Butterfields auction $150 for adults, complimentary for children under 12. WEL., INV1,157411,17, ROLEX BENTLEY 877.734 4628 (toll-free information & tickets) www.quaillodge.com August 2004 Bonhams Fir EILITTERFIELDS Al G Private Client Group 41


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SCM Monterey Preview  TIMELINE 0. Sunday August 8, 2004 Monday August 9, 2004 Tuesday August 10, 2004 Wednesday August 11, 2004 Bonhoms & Butterfields Preview Christies • Thursday August 12, 2004 Blackhawk Collection Classic Car Expo Preview (hustles Preview Bonhams & Butterfields Preview RM Auctions Preview Gooding Preview Blackhawk Collection Classic Car Expo Pebble Beach Tour (hr sties  Auction RM  eption Pm, a. Christies Preview a. Friday August 13, 2004 11111  11.1  Kruse Auction Bonhams & Butterfieds • Auction RM Auctions Auction Russo & Steele Preview Gooding Preview Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races The Quail Motorsports Gathering Pacific Grove Auto Rally Blackhawk Collection Classic Car Expo Saturday August 14, 2004 Gooding Preview Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races 11111  Sunday August 15, 2004 Russo & Steele • Blackhawk Collection Classic Car Expo Preview Gooding Preview Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races Blackhawk Collection Classic Car Expo Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Russo & Steele • Auction Gooding Auction RM Auclions Auction III Gooding Private Cocktail Reception 42  Sports Car Market


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.2) rCtiVit 191 As part of the Pebble Beach Concours &Elegance. 54th anniversary, three of our major sponsors: Ford Motor Company, Mercedes-Benz USA, and BMW North America, LLC, have generously donated the following cars for our Annual Automobile Drawing. A maximum of 2,004 tickets per car will be sold, and the winners will be drawn at the 54th Pebble Beach Concours &Elegance- Sunday,August IS, 2004. (Need not be present to win) 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid DONATED BY Ford Motor Company VALUE: Approximately $28,000 BENEFITS: Natividad Medical Foundation and the Kinship Center The Natividad Medical Foundation, supporting Natividad Medical Center, helps to provide affordable, quality healthcare to all residents of Monterey County.The Kinship Center finds families for children who need them, through adoption, foster care, and relative family care.  NO. OF TICKETS: $100 per ticket = $  MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO (YOUR CHOICE): Natividad Medical Foundation or Kinship Center. NAME  CITY  PHONE  CREDIT CARD: 0 Visa 0 MasterCard 0 Amex  SIGNATURE  CARD #  FAX EXP. DATE DATE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE DIRECTLY TO BENEFITING CHARITY. PLEASE RETURN VIA MAIL OR FAX TO: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, PO. Box 222860, Carmel, CA 93922 PHONE (831) 622-1700 FAX (831) 622-9100 ADDRESS STATE  ZIP 2005 Mini Cooper Convertible DONATED BY: Min' a division of BMW North America, LLC VALUE: To be determined. BENEFITS: The Boys and Girls Clubs of Monterey County.The Boys and Girls Club promotes personal development of boys and girls ages 7-18 by providing programs and services. NO. OF TICKETS: 0 $100 per ticket = $   MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO: The Boys and Girls Clubs of Monterey County • 2005 Mercedes-Benz C23( Kompressor Sport Sedan DONATED BY: Mercedes-Benz USA VALUE: $34,250 BENEFITS: The United Way of Monterey County is a locally-govemed non-profit organization providing funding to 40 non-profit human service agencies throughout Monterey County. NO. OF TICKETS: © $100 per ticket = $  MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO: The United Way of Monterey County


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- Ferrari Profile 1967 275 GTB/4 Alloy Berlinetta The 308 was what customers told Ferrari they wanted, the Daytona was what Ferrari thought the customers wanted, but the 275 Berlinettas were what he, the man, wanted DETAILS Years produced: 1967-1968 Number produced: 15 Original list price: $14,900 SCM Price Guide: $550,0004650,000 Chassis #: right front chassis rail by top of shock mount, plate on right inner fender Engine #: right side near starter motor, back of block Tune-up/major service: S3,00043,500 Distributor cap: $450, two required Club: Ferrari Club of America, P.O. Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358 Web site: www.ferrariclubofamerica.org Alternatives: 1959-1963 Aston Martin DB4GT, 1964-1966 Ferrari 500 Superfast, 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 SCM Investment Grade: A COMPS Chassis number: 10103 T he 275 GTB has stood the test of time as well as any design in Ferrari history. In any of its many variations, its combination of aggression and aerodynamics is instantly recognized and unmistakably a Ferrari Berlinetta, a high performance GT with a giant stride and clearly defined purpose. With only evolutionary changes from the first 2-cam 275 GTB of 1964, the 4-cam carried its major change under the hood: It was the first production Ferrari to adopt dual overhead camshafts, a head design evolved from the 275 and 330 prototypes. It made for a delightful sound and improved throttle response, and allowed a redline of 8,000 rpm. Delivered standard with six dual-barrel Webers and a racing-style dry-sump oiling system, its 3,280-cc V12 was rated at 300 hp. Just 330 examples of the 275 GTB/4 were produced through mid1968. Scaglietti built the bodies, most in steel, with alloy hoods, doors and trunks, as per standard Ferrari practice. But 15 or so cars were made entirely in aluminum—these were the best of the best, whose lighter weight takes maximum advantage of the torque and performance of the four-cam engine. The car on offer here is just such an example. This rare Ferrari is completely original, including its paint and carefully preserved red leather interior. Showing less than 7,200 miles, it was carefully maintained in one of the oldest and best-known Ferrari collections in the U.S. for over 20 years and has never been apart, a true example of the way these cars were built when new. The current owner has freshened the car and used it enthusiastically, but sparingly. The SCM analyst s: This car sold for $682,000 at the RM Amelia Island auction, held on March 13, 2004. Whether aluminum or steel, or with two or four cams, the 275 Berlinetta is an exciting and pivotal Ferrari, a fact that was recognized from the day it was introduced. This was the first customer-oriented Ferrari GT with fully independent suspension, the first with a rear-mounted transaxle for optimal balance, and the first to ride on the light and strong magnesium wheels, all evolutionary developments derived from earlier Ferrari racing cars. But more importantly than those firsts, the 275 also marked the end of an era for Ferrari. Setting aside the extremely limited production 250 GTO, the 275 was the last serial-produced dual-purpose Berlinetta and the last customer car that the factory made into a bona-fide race car It was the last Ferrari to be unencumbered by bumper or emissions requirements. It was the last to be hand-built by pounding individual sheets of metal into beautifully sculpted shapes. And most significantly, it was the last Ferrari that was the sole responsibility of Enzo and his racing cohorts. After 1969, Fiat's managerial hand, though judicious and beneficial, would be ever-present. Perhaps the significance of the 275 is best reflected in a statement overheard years ago at the factory by 1968 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Lot #233, S/N 10715 Condition: 1 Lionhams; Monaco; 5/26/2003 Sold at $472,826 SCM ID# 31220 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Lot #259, S/N 10011 Condition: 1- Bonhoms; Gstoad, Switzerland; 12/19/2003 Sold at $402,048 SCM ID# 31729 275 expert Dyke Ridgley: "The 308 was what customers told Ferrari they wanted; the Daytona was what Ferrari thought the customers wanted; but the 275 Berlinettas were what he, the man, wanted" The car pictured here sold for the highest price of any alloy 275 in the past decade, though of the 15 documented examples, only four have been offered in that time. One reason for the banner price is likely this car 's originality. It was presented in very good condition throughout, just as God and Ferrari intended. Great original cars, far rarer than their restored brethren, are bringing higher and higher prices and are shaping up as the next great trend in collectibility. Ifyou 're a 275 GTB aspirant, there are two good lessons lobe learned from this sale. First, it is important to understand the differences in 275 GT&


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and their prices and determine what you can afford. Prices range from $200,000 to over $2 million, and of the 785 total 275 Berlinettas made, there are a baffling array of variations. Among your considerations besides just the 2-cam or 4-cam question and steel vs. alloy body are: short nose vs. long nose, three- and six-carb versions, the availability of three different driveshaft designs and two clutch types, and 2-cam heads with or without valve stem seals. The bottom line is don't buy one of these cars without doing a lot of research or having an expert at your side. The second lesson I can illustrate from personal experience: Buy the best car you can afford and it will pay you back over time. In the early 1980s, I bought a short-nose, two-cam, three-carb 275 in the teens, the absolute bottom rung of 275 GTB desirability. I really wanted an alloy-bodied six-carb car, which at the time carried a price differential of about $10,000-$15,000. But I figured that in a couple of years, the two-cam might be worth $50k, while the alloy would be in the $70k range. If prices did increase as I imagined, by getting in the market I was insuring against being left behind. I reasoned that I could sell the two-cam in a few years and make up the $20k difference to buy the alloy car at that time, much easier than waiting and trying to justity a $70k expenditure to my wife. This seemed like relatively sound logic, sort of like buying the lowest-priced house in a nice neighborhood and planning to sell and move up as values increase. The problem is that the differential between good and exceptional is rarely static—it just continues to get wider and wider as prices multiply. By 1998, Mike Sheehan pegged the cost ofjoining the hallowed clique $400k range, this $682,000 sale shows that the market premium for an alloy body currently stands at about $200,000-$250,000, still near 50 percent. A magnet for any Ferrari collector; the alloy four-cam will always be the ultimate 275 Berlinetta, but with the price premium at roughly the cost of a decent two-cam, short-nose 275 GTB, it bears some thinking about what you're actually getting. After all, the alloy 275 GTB/4 looks no different from the other 300-plus steel-bodied versions. The performance enhancement of the alloy car is difficult to determine, but it easy to find the downside if you lean on a fender while changing plugs. The only figures I have ever found claim an alloy car is only between 55-80 pounds lighter, meaning you're clearly buying exclusivity more than anything else. And here, at around $4,000 a pound, exclusivity doesn't come cheap.— John Apen (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• of alloy four-cam owners at about $300,000, a $100k premium and 50 percent more than that of a steel-bodied GTB/4 that was commonly selling for $200,000 at the time. By comparison, my $20k two-cam grew in value only to about $100k, and though in the last five years its value seems to have doubled again, lam still left inexorably behind. With "ordinary" steel GTB/4s now selling in the mid-$300k to mid- America's Oldest Ferrari Dealership


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Sheehan Speaks Ferrari Enzo vs. McLaren Fl The ultra-rich buyer's odds of meeting anther Enzo on the street are six times greater than meeting another McLaren, making the Ferrari seem almost "common" Tilt-up doors, in vogue again. C omparing the ultimate supercars is much like comparing the various attributes of the world's top supermodels: It's all about what fantasy turns your crank, as few of us mere mortals will ever get to test drive the cars or date the models. Those few who own both an Enzo and an F! will tell you straight-off that the performance level of either car is so high that only professional drivers can explore and compare the limits. THE CHAMP: MCLAREN Fl Developed by McLaren Cars and designer Gordon Murray, the motivation behind the Fl was to build the best street car ever, regardless of cost. The design goal was to create the highest power-to-weight ratio possible in a user-friendly, roadworthy machine. To this end, the McLaren Fl was the first road car to use a complete carbon fiber chassis and body with lightweight composites and exotic metals throughout. A magnesium-cast BMW engine mated to a very lightweight (and very expensive) transverse gearbox further helped weight savings. The Fl is surprisingly small on the outside, but it actually seats three people, with two passengers flanking a center-positioned driver. The driving position is difficult to get used to, but it makes for an ideal weight distribution. Appropriately, the first two pages of the owner's manual are entitled "getting in" and the next two cover "getting out." Once you master entry, the McLaren's controls fall perfectly to hand, with the shifter to the right at four o'clock. The panoramic view from the wrap-around windshield and the gauges' big, bold numbering on a white background are a study in efficiency. But despite the excellent ergonomics, the McLaren dash layout and shifter feel dated, especially when compared with the cutting-edge styling of the Enzo. Behind the wheel, the steering and brakes are on the heavy side, but with incredible feedback, as should be expected, while the 6.1-liter V12 gives staggering performance, with torque that never ends, in any gear, at any time. Fifth is absolutely usable from 35 mph all the way up to 210—the push just increases astronomically as the revs rise. McLaren chose to reject technology like power steering, powerassisted brakes, anti-lock brakes, traction control, and stability control, all well known and accessible at the time by virtue of its relationship with the McLaren Formula One race team. But really, only the ABS is missed—and how—as it takes a top-level racing driver to feather the brakes on this car in the wet or a panic situation. Even so, the savings in weight with all the electronics absent is huge: The Fl weighs a mere 2,500 pounds, vs. 3,230 for the Enzo. For all that it "lacks," the car does incorporate active aerodynamics, with a pair of lightweight fans that suck air from diffusers under the car so that no huge rear wing is needed to maintain stability at speed, though a small tail spoiler does rise to lend some rear downforce. Your greatest fear when driving an F I is that the car is simply so good that it eggs you on to drive faster and faster, entering a performance fantasy land that can bite back when you exceed your own talents. THE CHALLENGER: FERRARI ENZO The Enzo is certainly Ferrari's best effort in the supercar wars to date, but it still comes up second in the running for the fastest car title. Styled by Pininfarina, the Enzo is built to resemble a Formula One racecar, but without McLaren's hell-bent-for-speed attention to maximizing power-to-weight. The result is that the Enzo tries too hard to merge the design of a road car with an open-wheeled racer, and at least to my eyes, the styling suffers, especially when compared to Ferrari's previous efforts, the much more attractive F40 and F50. As is now standard practice in most supercars, the Enzo's chassis is made of carbon fiber, while the bodywork uses a combination of aluminum and carbon fiber. Huge air intakes allow the Enzo to generate immense downforce, while a small retractable rear spoiler comes up at speeds in excess of 100 mph. The cab-forward interior sports lots of carbon fiber, a semi-automatic six-speed gearbox, launch control, and a variable damping suspension for luxury cruising. The Enzo's 6.0-liter, naturally aspirated V12 can rev to 8,000 rpm, yet 80 percent of its torque comes in at only 3,000. In keeping with the lightweight theme, its V12 is one of the lightest in the world at just 496 pounds. By comparison, the 427-ci engine in the Cobra weighed 680 pounds. Stocked with all the latest high-tech gizmos adapted from its own Fl racing program, the Enzo is a techie's dream. Advanced technology like stability control, electronic brake-force distribution, traction control, and ABS keep the car in check, making it more user-friendly than the McLaren. The Enzo also has a driver-controlled, up-down lift in the front, which takes the crunch out of getting in and out of driveways.


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THE PERFORMANCE VERDICT The McLaren goes from 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds; the Ferrari in 3.5 seconds. The McLaren's 0-100 mph time is 6.3 seconds, while the Ferrari takes 6.6 seconds. And finally, 0-150 mph in the McLaren takes just 12.8 seconds while the Ferrari is a few tenths back at 13.1. The Enzo's front-end aerodynamics and many high-tech gizmos weigh the car down to the point that top speed is only an estimated 218 mph, well below the McLaren's documented 240 mph. Yes, the Fl is still the fastest road car of all time, even with its decade-old technology. While the F 1 's mid- and high-speed acceleration easily beats the Enzo, a factor of its much lighter weight, all who have driven both cars will agree that the huge, state-of-the-art ceramic disc brakes of the Ferrari easily surpass the McLaren's steel brakes. The numbers tell the story: While the stock Fl has a "mere" 627 hp versus the Enzo's 650, and the McLaren must make do with 479 ftlbs of torque versus the Ferrari's 485 (not to mention a redline of just 7,500 rpm for the Fl against the Enzo's 8k limit), its smaller mass puts the McLaren out ahead. The Enzo is a leaden 717 pounds heavier than the Fl. The McLaren Fl was a successful attempt to build the best road car ever, regardless of costs, while the Enzo was always intended to make money for Ferrari, which it most certainly has. This, by its very nature, creates entirely different production criteria: While the build quality of the Enzo is good, the McLaren is simply perfect. Exclusivity is in the Fl 's favor as well, with only 64 road-going cars built, against 399 Enzos (plus six to ten pre-production prototypes that will eventually find their way into private hands). This makes the ultrarich buyer's odds of meeting anther Enzo on the street versus meeting another Fl a healthy six-to-one, causing the Ferrari to seem almost "common." MONEY TALKS Maintenance costs on both cars are staggering, though doubtless their owners are not concerned with the shop bills. An Fl will need a new clutch every 3,000 to 6,000 miles, at a cool $12,000. Its $25,000 fuel cell needs replacing every five years. A starter motor replacement is a 90hour job, as the engine has to be removed, and that runs $12,000. Should you break the transverse transaxle, expect a $100k repair bill. As for the Enzo, they are all still under warranty but soon enough that will change and many Ferrari service managers will go shopping for new luxury boats. Once off warranty, a full brake job with new carbon fiber pads ($2,300 front and $2,100 rear) and rotors ($7,400 each) will be in the $40,000 range, while a new clutch assembly should cost only a modest $6,000. The ultimate test of the cars is, of course, the market. The first U.S.spec Enzo sold on the private market brought $1,350,000, but prices have been dropping and the current "ask" is in the $1,150,000 range, while the actual "sell" is certainly less. In the next few months, almost every U.S.-spec Enzo is due to pass its one-year, "you-can't-sell" date imposed by Ferrari, and I personally know of six owners who are planning on putting their cars on the market. This will only further drive down prices. Only a few McLaren Fl s change hands every year, with the last recorded sale at the Christie's auction in London on Dec. 2, 2003, for $1,257,750. (See English Profile, page 48.) Christie's sold another Fl for $961,875 on June 16, 2003. While the Enzo may have the market edge as of this moment, the Fl has clearly passed the test of time, and should appreciate, while the Enzo loses value, albeit slowly, for the next ten years or so. In the long haul, the difference in production numbers means the Fl will always be worth more than the Enzo. How much more? At least 25 percent, in my book. Both the McLaren Fl and Ferrari Enzo are cars few ever see, let alone drive or ride in, not to mention own. While I'm a Ferrari guy at heart, it simply must be said that the Fl is the fastest, most expensive and most exclusive supercar I've ever had the opportunity to drive. And either would certainly be welcome in my garage.* Car Care for the Perfectionist ,' Call us at 800-345-5789 or visit us online at www.griotsgarage.com


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English Car Profile 1998 McLaren Fl The McLaren Fl is a wreck just waiting to happen—while names can't be named, over a dozen cars were crashed by their over-exuberant owners soon after delivery DETAILS Years produced: 1994-1998 Number produced: 106 (64 road cars) Original list price: approx. $1,000,000 SCM Valuation: 51,100,000-$1,400,000 Oil Change: $12,000, included with clutch every 3,000 miles Chassis #: under carpet in rightside passenger footwell Club: you, the passenger on your left, and the one on your right Web site: www.mclarencars.com/home/ hfram.htm Alternatives: 2003 Ferrari Enzo, 2004 Porsche Carrera GT, 2004 MercedesBenz SLR McLaren SCM Investment Grade: A COMPS Chassis number: SA9AB5AC4W1048073 Engine number: GTRLM6112160531648 T he idea of creating the ultimate and most exciting road car was conceived as early as 1988. Following a meeting of minds led by designer Gordon Murray, McLaren declared its intention to build the Fl using technology generated in its Formula One racing program, "regardless of cost." premium, against a top estimate of $1,000,000. The result was a most sensational combination of styling and performance. The car featured a 60-degree, 6.1-liter V12 engine with four valves per cylinder and continuous variable inlet valve timing. The dry sump magnesium-cast engine fed power through a transversely mounted six-speed gearbox mated to a triple-plate carbon clutch with aluminum flywheel. Aside from the mechanical specifications, the body was unique, fabricated entirely in carbon fiber, a three-seater that placed the two passengers to the sides and slightly aft of the center-positioned driver, with luggage space in side compartments on both sides of the car. With a power-to-weight ratio of 560 hp per ton, or 3.6 pounds per horsepower, the Fl 's performance was electrifying: 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 231 mph, as reported by Autocar. The prototype was launched in Monaco in 1992, where potential customers were able to choose their personal options and even specify their preferred steering wheel and pedal locations. From this debut it then took nearly two years for the first customer-ordered cars to be delivered. Praise was unanimous. The car on offer here has been stored in the custody of McLaren Cars since new, and all service and upgrade options have been carried out in its Customer Care Workshops. Its LM-spec engine has covered just over 5,000 km (3,000 miles) since installation and less than 500 km (300 miles) since the last thorough service. The odometer reads just 18,540 km (11,500 miles), but if one takes into account that the chassis is unperishable and the engine is so fresh, it can be regarded as virtually new. Presented in immaculate condition throughout, this particular McLaren Fl is the "ultimate" example of the model, and with its comprehensive specification and knockout looks should not be missed. The SCM analysis: This car was sold at the Christie's auction in London on December 2, 2003, for $1,257,750, including buyer's The McLaren Fl has continued to hold its title as the ultimate supercar since the first ones rolled out of Woking in 1994. McLaren built a grand total of 106 Fls, of which only 64 were road cars, guaranteeing the F 1 's status as not only the best, but also the most exclusive modern sports car Power is provided by a 6.1-liter V12, designed and built by BMW's M Power division exclusively for the Fl. Putting out 627 hp at 7,500 rpm and fitted to a 2,500-pound carbon fiber chassis, the combination was good for a top speed of 240 mph at Volkswagen's proving grounds at EhraLessien, Germany, in 1998. In the capable hands of Le Mans and Daytona winner Andy Wallace (and with the rev-limiter disconnected, allowing 1994 McLaren Fl Lot #87, S/N SA9AB5AC9R1048011 Condition: 1 Christie's; London, U.K.; 6/16/2003 Sold at $961,875 SCM ID# 31400 2004 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Lot #61, S/N 03-20171 Condition: 1 Not sold at $509,600 Christie's; London, U.K.; 3/29/2004 SCM ID# 33624 the engine to spin to 7,800 rpm), this was a top-speed record for a road car—and it remains unbeaten today. Each McLaren Fl was delivered to its new owner with a TAG-Heuer watch with the serial number of the car engraved on the face, a goldplated Facom all-titanium tool-kit, a full-size Facom mechanic's rollaround tool chest, matching hand-crafted luggage trimmed to match the chosen color of the driver's seat, the usual service and owner's handbooks, and a track day at Bruntingthorpe proving grounds in Leicestershire, England, with none other than Wallace himself as the instructor Envision poor Andy having to ride next to a super-rich carfreak with far more money than driving skill, as the excited new owner got behind the wheel of the fastest car ever built for the street for the first time. As


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you might imagine, the McLaren F] is a wreck just waiting to happen. While names can be named, over a dozen F 1 s were crashed by their over-exuberant owners soon after delivery. This is unsurprising, as the car is such a well-balanced package that it invites an unsuspecting pilot to go faster and faster until the limits are reached—and inevitably exceeded. Just how do you prepare yourself to drive a street car that's faster than most race cars, anyway? McLaren claimed that the Fl was never designed for racing, though it must have had the most racing success of any non-race car ever built. The long-tail McLaren Fl GTR scored a debut win at the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1995, and the Fl went on to numerous victories in GT events, including two much-coveted BPR championships. To  commemorate the 1995 Le Mans victory, McLaren made five special "LM" models, each with horsepower increased to 691, a "high downforce" package, improved handling package, larger radiators, and a less restrictive exhaust system. The Fl pictured here was first delivered in 1998 to one of two brothers from Venezuela who both owned McLaren F1s (the other was S/N 011) and kept their cars at the factory in England. S/N 073 features the 691-hp LM-spec engine and performance package. Painted in a dark tangerine metallic, its nose is protected from stone chips by Armourfend (a thin, transparent film). The interior is finished in a combination of leather and Alcantara in beige, magnolia and black. The car has the usual ultra-high-end stereo, an improved air-conditioning system, a satellite navigation system contained within a custom-made carbon fiber casing in the left footwell, and a helicopter-rated intercom system with Peltor headsets. Gordon Murray himself hand-signed the carbon fiber area in between the chas- sis plate and the shifter in silver permanent marker All combined, the interior treatment redefines decadent excess and guarantees ultra-high maintenance costs on the interior and accessories alone. Priced at £600,000 (about $1,000,000) when new in 1994, the Fl is one of the few supercars that have gone up in value while still nearly new, and it is extremely unlikely that we'll ever see these cars depreciate. Very few have traded hands publicly, and acquiring one is far more difficult than scoring any of the new supercars, the Ferrari Enzo, Porsche Carerra GT, or Mercedes SLR McLaren. Of the 64 McLaren Fls built, about 20 are currently American-owned—this one now joins those ranks. The new owner is a motor home dealer in Florida who is also on his second Enzo (the first was written oft). Hopefully he has Mr Wallace's cell phone number handy to schedule a bit of practice before taking delivery of his new toy. He will assuredly have his checkbook at the ready. Because S/N 073 is a 1998 model year car, it must conform to the very tough OBDII on-board diagnostic tests required of all cars sold in the U.S. after Jan. I, 1996. Assuming that this EPA compliance can be met, the new owner can expect certification costs to exceed $100,000, if it can be done at all—there is no proof that a 1996 or later Fl has ever passed the OBDII standard. Add in air-freight shipping, US. Customs bonding fees, insurance, and all the other potential costs and you are talking well over $1.4m before this car arrives in the new owner's garage in Florida. Consider this enormous sum a tribute to the lasting desirability of the McLaren FL—Michael Sheehan (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)•


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1963 Giulia Sprint GT It would not be out of line for the new owner to face a $3,500-$5,000 repair bill just to put his new toy back on the road, not including major engine rebuilding DETAILS Years produced: 1963-1966 Number produced: 21,542 Original list price: approx. S2,600 SCM Price Guide: $7,500-512,000 Tune-up/major service: $200-5300 Distributor cap: S10 Chassis #: on firewoll just under the hood opening Engine #: behind the distributor, below the intake manifold Club: Alfa Romeo Owners Club, 10 Raskin Rd., Morristown, NJ 07960 Web site: www.aroc-usa.org Alternative: 1963-1969 Volvo 1800S, 19581968 Lancia Flaminia GT SCM Investment Grade: C COMP, 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Lot #410 Condition: 4+ Chassis number: AR605503 ith the introduction of the Giulietta in 1954, Alfa Romeo established the "small car, big performance" formula which would characterize the Milanese marque's finest offerings from then on. Alfa's classic 1900-cc twin-cam four was downsized to 1290 cc for the series 750 Giulietta, gaining an alloy cylinder block in the process. The debutante Sprint Coupe was soon joined by Berlina and Spider versions, and then in 1959 came the special-bodied Sprint Speciale. W The Giulietta Sprint coupe eventually evolved into the Alfa most familiar to Americans, the 1600-cc Giulia Sprint GT—often called the GTV. Later variants were equipped with 1750-cc and 2000-cc engines. They are regarded as a nearly perfect small-displacement GT car, with a five-speed gearbox, four-wheel disc brakes and superb interior ergonomics, that is if you have short legs and long arms. We are advised that this example underwent extensive restoration circa 1994, while in the hands of its previous, second owner. It was acquired by the vendor that same year. A new clutch and gearbox were fitted in 1995, and just 4,000 km have been covered since, out of a total of 10,000 since the restoration. Kept in a heated garage, the vehicle has not been used since 1996. Finished in grey with red interior, this handsome and desirable Italian GT is presented in excellent condition throughout. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $7,842 at the Bonhams auction held in Geneva, Switzerland, on March 8, 2004. Among non-Alfisti, the differences between the 101 series and the 105 series Giulias are confusing at best, not least because production overlapped in 1963 and 1964, and the name of the car changed only by the addition of the "GT" moniker It is not surprising therefore, that the car pictured here was described as a Giulia Sprint by Bonhams, when in fact it is a Giulia Sprint GT. However, the two cars have completely different sheetmetal, the 101 Sprint being the final derivative of the Giulietta Sprint platform, while the 105 Sprint GT was an entirely new chassis. Alfa Romeo built a new plant at Arese to assemble the 105 series, while the 101 series was still winding down at its old Portello site. The I05-series Sprint GT body, by Bertone, provided a larger interior than in the 101-series Sprint, with a more functional back seat (though one 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Spider Lot #445, S/N 10123AR374067 Condition: 3+ Bonhams & Brooks ; Hendon, U.K. ; 4/23/2001 Sold at $13,248 SCM ID# 23454 only useful for small passengers or short trips) and a larger greenhouse. On the outside, the GT can be distinguished by its more modern looking front end, with headlamps set into a wide grille and vertically positioned parking/turn signal lights on the outside front edge of the fenders. An offset was designed into the front edge of the hood, where it contacts the front valence. At first glance, this "step-nose" may appear to be just a large horizontal shadow, but it is actually a rather interesting design element—the cognoscenti lamented its disappearance on the 1969 GTV The 105-series chassis received several updates over the 101 series. The front double wishbone design was replaced by a single lower A-arm and two separate upper links, which allowed for better adjustability. At the same time, almost all the front suspension grease fittings disappeared in favor of sealed joints. (These "lifetime lubricated" seals go dry after about ten years. One way to renew them is to use a horse-hypodermic to Bonhams & Brooks; Hendon, U.K.; 2/26/2001 Sold at $1,316 SCM ID# 23747


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inject a lubricating fluid directly into the seal.) Lateral support of the rear axle was accomplished by using a pivoting T-arm instead of the triangular-shaped piece found on the earlier 101 series. A little internal tuning to the twin-Weber equipped 1570-cc engine brought the power of the 105-series Giulia up to 106 hp, a significant increase over the 92 of the 101-series Sprint, which was only offered by the factory in single, two-barrel Solex configuration. Alfa's 105 Sprint GT series included a number of other interesting models, including: • The 1300-cc GT Junior, which was offered primarily for the European market, where a smaller engine displacement was desirable for tax reasons. (See Alfa Romeo Profile, March 2003.) • The GTC, a convertible version with essentially the same drivetrain. (See Alfa Romeo Profile, December 2000.) • The twin plugged, lightened and race prepped GTA. (See Alfa Romeo Profile, August 2001.) Purchasing any Alfa from this era requires close inspection of sheetmetal rust in the rocker panel and floor pan areas. Luckily, replacement parts for nearly everything that is prone to rust are available. Unluckily, it takes a skilled craftsman to weld them in so that the repairs are invisible, which is the reason so many GTs are heavily undercoated. Think of it as Italian floorpan pancake makeup. Replacing weather-stripping and window seals is usually necessary to eliminate rattles and leaks, and runs about $500. Dash tops crack with age, but covers are available. The SCM Price Guide lists Alfa Sprint GT values between $7,500$12,000, which is less than a new Honda Civic. Similar money can get you into a Volvo 1800S, a "sensible" if not as exciting choice as a Giulia. Lancia 's Flaminia GT is another option, but these tend to be a bit more expensive ($10,000-$14,000), not nearly as nimble or enjoyable to drive as an Alfa, and with afar more problematic parts and service situation. The car pictured here was bought at the low end of its market value, and could be a deal for the buyer if the mechanicals are in order However this a dicey proposition given that the car has been stored for eight years, even in a heated garage. It would not be out of line for the new owner to face a $3,500-$5,000 repair bill just to put his new toy back on the road, dealing with brakes, clutch, suspension and engine disassembly and check over—and that doesn't include rebuilding any major components. Even so, the new owner does have some room for reconditioning without losing his shirt, as Alfa's generally robust mechanicals are much easier to make right than a rusted body. Assuming the body is as sound as it looked to be, this could turn out to be a good buy. Even better if the new owner is handy with a wrench, this car could even be called a bargain. There's a reason that the Sprint GT/GTV series has such a large following: It's handsome, easy to live with, handles well and has enough scoot to be entertaining on twisting roads. When all is said and done, the I05-series Giulia offers a whole lot of collector car fun for not a lot of money. I call this well bought.-0. Delmas Greene (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• www.alfapartscatalog.com ii ROBB REPORT CAR OF THE YEAR TEST CAR! • Rolls Royce Khaki Green Metallic/Pewter Silver Green Wings-NOT REGISTERED IN US, Lli -D Largest online parts and accessories catalog wi factory part numbers, images, parts diagrams, and online ordering! "Original parts and hard to find NOS. "Rebuilds, sheet metal, restoration and aftermarket parts. "High performance components. "Full line of Alfa Romeo factory gifts, accessories and collectables. "Prompt worldwide delivery. From Giulietta to 164, factory authorized Alfa Romeo parts provider, over 30 years of exclusive Alfa Romeo experience. 800 890 ALFA (2 5 3 2) 510 525 9435 www.alfapartscatalog.com '03 +8 35th Anniversary Indigo Blue '02 +8, Indigo Blue, Black Leather '01 +8, Connaught Green, Tan leather/trim '94 +8, Oxford Blue, Tan leather blue piping '94 +8, Rolls Royce Velvet Green tan leather '89 4/4 Corso Red/fan leather '65 +4 ROADSTER Apple Green '65 4/4 SERIES V RACER, BRG '65 +44 SEATER BRG, Cream leather '63 +4 DHC, Yellow/black wings '63 +44 SEATER, Red/black leather '63 4/4 SERIES V, Black/Red, Race Spec '61 +4 DHC, White/Red leather '61 +4, Red, Christopher Lawrence SS '61 +4, Polished alloy/blue, 200 HP '60 +4 ROADSTER Pole yellow '60 +4 DHC, BRG/black '58 +4 ROADSTER BRG, bustleback '53 +4 FLATRAD, BRG '53 +4 FLATRAD DHC, Black '52 +4 FLATRAD Metallic Blue '50 4/4 SERIES 1 ROADSTER New MorganWest Exclusive: '03 R1 ACME RocKEr Cafe Roadster '97 996 AcmE RocKEr Cafe Roadster WEST n Authorized Morgan Motor Car Dealer 3003 PICO BLVD, SANTA MONICA, CA 90405 (310) 998-3311 MORGANWEST.NET DENNIS GLAVIS, MANAGING DIRECTOR


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1967 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Coupe Why, with all its aesthetic beauty, adequate performance, and driveability, does the Ghibli continue to sell for just a quarter the price of a Ferrari Daytona? DETAILS Years produced: 1967-1973 Number produced: 1,149 Original price: S21,720 in 1972 SCM Price Guide: $30,000435,000 Tune-up/major service: $1,500 Distributor cap: S25 Chassis #: on upper control arm frame. Engine #: top back of engine near bellhousing Club: The Maserati Club, P.O. Box 5300, Somerset, NJ 088875-5300 Web site www.themaseraticlub.com Alternatives: 1968-1973 Ferrari Daytona, 1970-1972 Aston Martin DBS VB, 1968-1978 Lamborghini Epode SCM Investment Grade: B COMPS Chassis number: AMII 5 114 G iorgio Giugiaro penned the striking lines for Maserati's Ghibli, which debuted at the Turin Auto Show in 1966. Sporting a quad-cam V8 making 335 hp, the car was well received by the press and the public, and in retrospect, was the high-water mark for Maserati. For the collector, the Ghibli is a highly affordable, useable and attractive example of Italy's best work in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The car on offer here is a beautiful example that is understood to be in concours condition throughout. The vendor reports that the car has been meticulously cared for over the last 14 years and has been garage kept, regularly serviced, and in the same ownership since the late 1980s. The paintwork is in near-concours condition, as is the interior, engine and engine bay. Mechanically, this Ghibli is reported to run and drive as expected. This is truly one of the most useable, affordable and sexy Italian supercars of the period, and there are few cars that compare. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $37,400, including buyer's premium, at RM's Amelia Island auction, held March 13, 2004. Giugiaro was a young, bold designer at Ghia when he conceived what some have called the most beautiful car of the post-war era. Built on a conventional chassis with front-mounted engine and rear-wheel drive, the Ghibli has great proportions. It's only 46 inches high, making headroom scarce, but the interior is spacious. (Maser enthusiasts are quick to point out that all 7-feet. 1-inch of NBA star and Ghibli owner Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain could be accommodated.) Rather than space-robbing independent rear suspension, a solid rear axle means the trunk has adequate cargo room, and it is accessible from both inside and out, giving the Ghibli high utility as a grand tourer Its DOHC V8, fitted with four downdraft Webers, evolved from the formidable Tipo 450S sports racing engine of the mid- '50s. Four chain-driven overhead cams obviate the maintenance anxiety of later 52 belt-driven cams and their need for frequent changing. Heavy at over 3,900 pounds due to its steel body, the Ghibli still has respectable performance where it counts with most Americans: 0-60 mph is in the mid-six second range, with the quarter-mile coming in 16 seconds at just over 100 mph. That's what 350-plus ft-lbs of torque from 5 liters of displacement will do for you. The Ghibli's contemporary rival was Ferrari's Daytona. The cars are 1971 Maserati Ghibli SS Lot #173, S/N AM115/49 2174 Condition: 2 Sold at $45,954 Bonhams; Geneva, Switzerland; 3/10/2003 SCM ID# 30637 1967 Maseroti Ghibli Lot #71,5/N AM115 1506 Condition: 2Sold at $25,871 Barrett-Jackson/Coys; Monaco; 5/17/2002 SCM ID# 28369 similarly sized, list prices were comparable, and they were ostensibly built for the same purpose: high-speed, long-distance touring. Production of both models was nearly equal, with 1,149 Ghibli coupes built from 1967 to 1973, versus 1,273 Daytona Berlinettas from 1968 to 1973. While the Daytona has a little better performance, the Ghibli is more comfortable and more drivable for long trips. So why, with all its aesthetic beauty, adequate performance, and driveability, does the Ghibli continue to sell for just a quarter the price of the Daytona? Maser devotees have downed much Chianti while pondering this question, but it's really not so hard to explain: 1. The Daytona is more exotic. It has four more cylinders and two more Webers, independent suspension instead of a live rear axle, and a rear-mounted five-speed transaxle with gated shifter rather than the Ghibli's front-mounted ZF five-speed 2. The visceral aura of the Ferrari is superior Both cars are really too big and heavy to be considered sports cars, but the sound of the Ferrari V I 2 is overwhelming, especially between 5,000-8,000 Sports Car Market


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rpm. The Ghibli's V8 is in the red at 5,500, and without a racingtype flat-plane crank, its sound is too similar to an American V8 to make many spines tingle. 3. The Ferrari offers a more complete and uncomplicated (though not less expensive) ownership experience. The support of the Ferrari clubs, the many track events, the good parts availability, and the knowledgeable mechanics all add up to favor the Daytona. 4. Finally, Maserati's great racing heritage was ancient history by the era of the Ghibli, while Ferrari was contesting Le Mans and other great "win on Sunday, sell on Monday" events. The Ghibli pictured here seemed to be a well cared for, but unrestored example. The rear bumper was wavy and the re-chrome was poorly done, but there were no other indications of a serious rear-end incident. Paint was excellent, panel fit was good, and interior was original and showing some light wear Its sale price was entirely appropriate, provided the mechanicals are in similar good order, so we'll call it "well bought." And given some recent developments in the market, the new owner could be in good shape when it comes time to sell. Consider this: We saw a 1971 Ghibli 4.7 coupe (S/N 115 2392) sell for $71,628 on February 14 at Christie's Retromobile auction in Paris. This car was said to be in near-perfect shape, and while its price looks to be almost double that of the Amelia Island car, you do have to take into account the Euro/dollar exchange rate before you go hanging a "for sale" sign in your Ghibli 's rear window. A year ago, the Paris car would have sold for $61,112. A year before that, at the 2002 Retromobile sale, it would have been $49,103. So the value of the car, to a European, simply hasn't changed as much as it seems. Although $49k is still a lot for a Ghibli, it's not unreasonable for a #1 condition car I'd call it a perfectly normal price for a thoughtfully restored, low-mileage Ghibli with power steering and Borranis, reflective of an upturn in the market—just not quite as large a bump as at first glance. The Maserati brand has been under Ferrari's wing for a few years now, and as Ferrari events have opened up to Masers, Maserati prices across the board are showing upward movement after years of stagnation. Don't expect Ghiblis to catch up to Daytonas anytime soon, but for those in the Maser camp, your ship has been sighted and may be soon coming into port.—John Apen (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• Restoration  Repair of Collector Speciali/ing in prc-war ['rem Automokilc restorarion Maintenance and Repan ranging from one car to multiple collectors Full Restorations _  (1/1/0/.1", 64)(0ovivy; (  - ( Exotic • Classic • Pre-War August 2004  1220 Industrial Avenue Escondido, California 92029 Ph: 760-489-0657 Fax: 760-489-4412 www.alantaylorcompany.com 53


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I  1968 Mercedes-Benz 300SE Cabriolet The 300SE has always been a cult car, and it's a great choice for a true open four-seater for classic events Years produced: 1961-1968 Number produced: 708 Original list price: S12,600 Sal Price Guide: 535,000-555,000 Tune-up/major service: S1,500-52,000 Distributor cap: $150 Chassis #: stamped in right front frame rail near battery Engine #: right front of block, below head Club: Mercedes-Benz Club of America, 1907 Lelaroy St., Colorado Springs, CO 80909-2872 Web site: www.mbro.org Alternatives: 1980-1984 Ferrari 4001 chop-job, 1994-1996 Mercedes E320 convertible, 1957-1958 Cadillac Eldorado convertible SR Investment Grade: B Chassis number: 11202312009737 he Mercedes-Benz's S-class cabriolet of the late-1960s wore the same timelessly elegant coachwork that debuted in 1959 on the 220SE, and as befitted a top-of-the-range luxury model, came equipped with automatic transmission, air conditioning, electric windows, and stereo radio as standard features. T The 300SE employed a version of Mercedes-Benz's single-overhead-cam, seven-bearing inline six-cylinder, displacing 2,996 cc and developing 195 hp at 5,400 rpm. A four-speed manual transmission was available, and the rear suspension featured a hydro-pneumatic, self-leveling system. Thus equipped, the 300SE was good for 120 mph. Supplied new in Switzerland, this automatic-transmission-equipped 300SE cabriolet remained in its original owner's hands from new until 2000, when it was acquired by the vendor. Finished in silver with blue leather interior, the car is presented in very good condition throughout and offered complete with tool kit, service records, owner's manual, sales brochure, and Swiss registration papers. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $50,139, including buyer 's premium, at the Bonhams Monaco auction held on May 15, 2004. In the 1960s, the 300SE was Daimler-Benz's most luxurious and expensive car other than the built-for-kings 600 series. Based on the modern 220S body, Mercedes 'top-of-the-line model was available in sedan, coupe and convertible body styles, fitted with a version of the fuelinjected aluminum 3-liter six originally designed for the 300SL roadster, which made 185 hp and 205 lb-ft of torque. Top speed was between 115-125 mph, depending on the model and gearing. While the sedans featured the controversial 'fin-back" styling, the coupes and convertibles had more-modern rounded rear fenders, which partly contributes to their greater popularity today. Knowledgeable rally enthusiasts know the 300SE to be rugged and reliable, with a history of successful competition. Works 220SE coupes 54 swept the podium at the Monte Carlo Rally in 1960 and a 1964 300SE coupe won the six-cylinder touring class in the 2,200-mile revival of the La Carerra Panamericana, the famous Mexican road race, in 2002. A strong unibody chassis and supple, heightadjustable air suspension makes for not only a well-balanced rally car, but also an excellent modern freeway cruiser or a tireless and comfortable performer for less demanding vintage events. Originally designed with front discs and rear drums inside 13-inch wheels, the 300SE was fitted with 1965 Mercedes-Benz 300SE Cabriolet Lot #22,5/N 1351676 Condition: 2 Artcurial-Breist-Poulain Le Fur; Paris, France; 2/15/2004 Sold at $46,531 SCM ID# 32558 • MEV ••■■•=i 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 33 Cabriolet Lot #114, S/N 2242 Condition: 4 RM Auctions; Amelia Island, FL; 3/9/2002 Sold at $50,600 SCM ID# 27229 four-wheel disc brakes in 1963 and 14-inch wheels for 1966. The fuelinjection system was upgraded in 1964, boosting output by 10 hp, and an oiling problem with the number seven bearing was addressed Mercedes made all of these changes on a continuing basis rather than starting with an exact chassis number Things to watch for on these cars include problems with the air suspension, as its pump is coupled to the power steering pump and does not tolerate air in the lines. As these systems are expensive to repair, some cars have been converted to coil springs. Automatic transmissions are vacuum-controlled, so a car needing carburetor work may not shift correctly. Even a properly working automatic transmission won't be particularly impressive, especially to those accustomed to the magic of modern electronically controlled gearboxes. Sports Car MAP


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U.S.-spec cars can be identified by twopart headlamps, with a separate parking light. European cars have both contained in a single unit. Mercedes is almost alone among European car builders in its pursuit of luxurious, high performance, four-passenger convertibles. The 300SE cabriolets were a huge step up from their 220SEb brethren, and although they still had manually operated tops, the tops themselves were of highquality padded canvas. When properly fit, a 300SE cab with the top up is nearly as quiet as a coupe. Be wary of coupes that have been chopped into convertibles, as there are a number of these floating around A real convertible will have a three-inch gap between the chrome molding where the top folds into the body, and the trunk lid. Chopped cars tend to have the body opening for the convertible top meeting up with the trunk-lid opening. More important, check the VI1V. All 300SEs have a VIN prefix of 112, and convertibles follow that with .023, so a factory-built convertible will read 112.023. Further, if the VIN is 112.023-10, the car was originally equipped with a manual transmission, -12 if automatic. Partially hand-built, only 708 300SE convertibles were produced over all model years, making them much more rare than later SEs. The chrome-plated brass trim on the wheel arches and on the sides of the cars is unique to the 300SE, although many enthusiastic owners have added this feature to their 220/250/280SEs. 300SEs, partly due to their old-fashioned tall grilles, have always been a cult car, the forgotten buck-toothed stepsister to the more popular, low-grille, V8-equipped 280SE 3.5 convertible that followed The SCM Price Guide lists values for 300SE Cabs between $35,00455,000, versus $60,000480,000 for the 3.5. But marque expert and fellow SCM contributor Alex Dearborn contends that a properly set up 300SE is a nicer car to drive, with more power than the six-cylinder 280SE, and a better suspension with less weight on the front wheels than the 3.5. The car pictured here, in the always-popular silver/navy blue color combination and with full service history, was bought for about 10 percent below the high SCM Price Guide range. With the 300SE 's exclusivity—fewer were made than the 280SE 3.5, or even the famed Gullwing—we expect the market for these cars to continue appreciating, and values are already up some 13 percent from a year ago. Further, if you are looking for an open four-seater for classic events, one that is both relatively affordable and can cruise at high speeds all day long, the 300SE is a perfect choice. For a nice example of a classic Mercedes body style in a true fourplace open can this one was well bought.—Alex Finigan (with additional information by Alex Dearborn) (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• 1145 Park Avenue Emeryville, California USA 94608 Phone: (510) 653-7555 Fax: (510) 653-9754 wwvv.fantasyjunction.com e4tmegt4 e dizezzai eateitedt, daddie etta tc fte.401/4144tee Cal4 1951 Ferrari 540 America Touring coupe, sin 0120 Excellent mechanical condition with new engine, gearbox am brakes by Patrick Ottis. Known histoty. build sheet and FIA and FIVA documents Eligible for 211 events SOS0.000 1954 Maserati A6GCS. sin 2053. Highly desirable car ii  1954 Jaguar Yili-120 SE Drophead. 3-owner California 1967 Alfa Romeo GTA 1600 Stradale, sin 61388. Low excellent condition with over $200,000 in recent receipts from car showing 41,000 miles, believed correct. Original red leather miles on restoration completed five years ago. Delivered new with Epifani Restorations. Runs strong and event ready $875,000.  interior. Engine prepared to M-spec with 2" san cast SU's. sliding block rear end. Ready for any event or tour. $95,000. Excellent wood and door fit. Manual and tools. $59,500 August 2004  55


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Porsche Gesprach /Jim Schrager Replicas, Restorations and Having Some Fun He grew weary of feeling trapped by a lack of knowledge about how to make his 40-year-old Porsche run right, and worried that it would leave him stranded T he recent experiences of some Porsche friends have given me two vicarious ownership lessons, both reinforcing the same underlying point: Enjoy yourself. Though the car hobby can often be maddening, frequently become a financial maelstrom, and cause all kinds of untoward stress, it doesn't have to. The secret to having more fun and less frustration is usually as simple as making a realistic assessment of what you're looking to get out of your car or collection, and adjusting your expectations to follow. RETHINKING REPLICAS While we are often critical of Porsche replicas in the pages of SCMand for many good reasons—there is an undeniable market for such cars. I just watched a good friend sell his nearly perfect 1964 356 SC Cabriolet (Bali Blue/tan leather) in favor of buying a new Vintage 550 Spyder replica (Metallic Silver/black leather). In a near state of shock, I endeavored to understand why he would spurn an iconic Porsche for a plastic replica certain to depreciate from the moment he turned the key. I knew it was not a money issue, nor was it a concern for space, as my friend not only rents a warehouse but also has a car barn at his farm. I immediately thought that he must not have liked his 356, as he hardly ever drove it, but he foul, the battery shouldn't die, and he's a long way from any restoration headaches. Turn the key and have fun is his new plan. As a former replica owner, I am not saying his "solution" will hold true forever—or is the ideal way to go for every enthusiast. But for my friend, it's another way to strive for vintage nirvana. RESTO BLUES Another acquaintance is currently tearing his hair out in frustration over the rebuild of his 1971 911S Targa (Signal Orange/black). He bought a bit of a doggy car, and after much fiddling with the ignition and mechanical fuel injection systems, we drove it back-to back against our "gold standard" 2.2S. Sadly, his car was off the pace, meaning if he wasn't willing to live with its sub-optimal performance, he had two choices. I suggested he pick the easier, and to my mind, saner choice: Sell the car, move on, and look for a better example. He opted to rebuild the engine. 1957 Porsche 550 Spyder recreation—better than a 356?. nearly shed a tear when it left. He really loved that car, so what could have motivated his decision? of us, he likes a perfect car and hates dealing with mechanical issues. He's an accomplished surgeon who doesn't have the time or patience to deal with finicky old cars that run great—until they mysteriously stop. WHEN THE CAR BECOMES A BURDEN He grew weary of feeling beholden to his car, trapped by a lack of knowledge about how to make his 40-year-old Porsche run right. He wasn't having fun, and his fear of problems prevented him from driving his car as much as he wanted. Would the plugs foul? Would the battery be dead when he went to start it up? Would the top go down without soiling itself? Would the car stall and not restart on a hot day, stranding him and his wife? All these questions haunted him each time he turned the key. While you might think that these issues would be simple to deal with, requiring no more than a trickle charger and a credit card number on file with his local mechanic, he only found further frustration in his attempts to right what wrongs his car developed. Ever met a mechanic who can be difficult? The guy who gladly takes your treasured antique, keeps it for weeks, but fails to fix the car correctly? Or breaks something else in the process? Maybe adding a few small scratches? And a glob of grease on the wool carpets? Let's not sully the good names of all in the repair business, but instead acknowledge that having to take your car in for fixing can be an even greater frustration than when it breaks down in the first place. So my friend determined that a Vmtage Spyder was his best bet for avoiding the issues that had vexed him in his 356. The car is immaculate as only a new car can be, and everything works for now. Plugs shouldn't 56  As he explained it to me, it came down to time and hassle. Like many When it was opened up, we found a host of sins and mismatched parts, indicating the engine had cratered and someone had done an "economy" rebuild, never a good thing. He sent the cases out to be align-bored six months ago and the shop, though highly regarded, hasn't yet done a thing toward getting them repaired. Frustrated, he wonders what to do now. My advice: Bring the cases back home and find another shop. Jobs that start bad almost always end worse. KNOWING MURPHY'S LAW Ah yes, the joys of a restoration, where everything that can go wrong will, almost always past due and over budget. For those of you who have never attempted a restoration, you are missing out on one of the most efficient ways yet devised to develop an ulcer. This process can easily turn your hobby into a nightmare, but there are a few things you can do to help minimize the stress. 1. Don't restore a car just to sell it to someone else unless you really, truly know what you are doing. Otherwise, every little cost overrun will drive you crazy as you watch your potential profit slip inexorably away. 2. Only restore a car that you plan to keep forever, so the whole issue of how much you have in the car becomes a moot point. 3. Forget about developing a timetable, as your car will be apart for far longer than you desire. This is a process, not a transaction, so don't be in a hurry, and don't set deadlines with any more certainty than "sometime in 2006, I hope to have the engine assembled." 4. If you are horny to drive your car, get another one to drive in the meantime. 5. Make sure you're working with people you like—you'll probably get to know them quite well during the process. If you visit a restoration shop, even a highly rated one, and the owner rubs you the wrong way, find someone else. The people you work with are a big part of the happiness or horror that will ensue. Of course, you can also just forget the restoration and buy a car someone else already did. Even if you pay retail for a nicely done example, you'll still be avoiding the not-insignificant hassle in shepherding a car through the process. Remember, the car hobby is supposed to be fun• Sports (Or Market


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American Car Profile 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe de Ville The new V8 was a landmark achievement, as it was quieter, more powerful and lighter than even the new Oldsmobile engine that was introduced at the same time DETARS Year produced: 1949 Number produced: 2150 Original list price: $3,496 SCM valuation: $20,000-525,000 Tune-up/major service: 1200 Distributor cap: $25 Chassis #: right frame side member Engine #: right face of engine block Club: Cadillac-LaSalle Club, P.O. Box 360835, Columbus, OH 43236 Web site: www.cadillaclasalleclub.org Alternatives: 1949 Chrysler New Yorker Club Coupe, 1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan SCM Investment Grade: C COMPS -- Chassis number: 496285310 Engine number: 496285310 I t is abundantly clear that The Motor found much to commend in the Series 62 Cadillac when testing Briggs Cunningham's personal car early in 1950: "The Cadillac is a vehicle manifestly intended to cover long distances at a high cruising speed whilst demanding the absolute minimum of effort from the driver and imposing the smallest of possible distraction upon the passengers." Indeed, a Cunningham-entered Cadillac Coupe de Ville finished 10th at Le Mans that year, driven by the Collier brothers—in lounge suits. Although the body style had made its debut the preceding year, featuring GM styling chief Harley Earl's Lockheed P-38 inspired tailfins, the 1949 Cadillacs are nonetheless landmark models, being the first to benefit from the company's new 5.4-litre, overhead-valve V8. A maximum output of 160 hp meant that 100 mph was within reach of most models, with comfortable cruising between 80 and 90. This pristine example was sold new in Switzerland and was acquired by the present owner in September of 1999. Finished in two-tone grey with grey leather/blue cloth upholstery, the vehicle is described by the private vendor as in very good condition throughout. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $43,261, including buyer 's premium, at the Bonhams auction held in Geneva, Switzerland, on March 8, 2004. Motor Trend selected the 1949 Cadillac as the outstanding car of the year based on its new engine, a 331-ci, short-stroke, high-compression, overhead-valve V8 that was introduced that January. This new V8 replaced the rugged "battle tested" L-head that had served the country during World War II as the power source for the M-24 tank. The OHV engine was a landmark achievement, as it was quieter, more powerful and lighter than even the new Oldsmobile V8 that was introduced at the same time. The Cadillac V8 is often referred to as the "Kettering" engine, although this is incorrect, as the motor Charles "Boss" Kettering developed was a much smaller 180-ci six-cylinder The styling for 1949 broke less ground, for the most part continuing the look of the previous years. The egg-crate grill, though slightly revised for '49, had first appeared in 1941 and would continue for decades. The "Dagmar" bumper guards were part of a restyling for 1942. The famed P-38 tailfins first appeared in 1948, and the chassis was a carry-over from that year as well. The 1949 Coupe de Ville 's most distinctive design feature is that it was the industry's first pillarless hardtop design. The value of 1941-1948 Series 62 Cadillacs took a nice bump when the Classic Car Club of America accepted them as "Full Classics" and made the cars eligible for their tours and meets. (Having a car that is accepted by the CCCA has a positive effect on value, as that means the car is formally "•••■■■ •=r4I 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Lot #1019, S/N 8343568 Condition: 3+ G. Potter King ; Atlantic City, NJ; 2/20/2003 Sold at $45,100 SCM ID# 30471 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Lot #51, S/N 8448123 Condition: 4 The Auction ; Hershey, PA; 10/12/2001 Sold at $38,500 SCM ID# 22636 recognized for having 'fine design, high engineering standards, and superior workmanship. ') They quickly became the weapon of choice for many drivers on the group's popular CARavans, due to the cars ' reliability and comfort. Alas, the 1949 model pictured here does not qualifr, as the upper cutoff for all CCCA Full Classics has been established at 1948. There is ongoing debate within the organization regarding extending that date, but at this time no change is imminent. And I hardly recommend buying up '49 Caddies on spec, in the hope that if the CCCA does change its mind you'll be sitting on a gold mine. A pile of '49 de Villes doesn't conjure up a very exciting image. In any event, in terms of this car the CCCA has little bearing on European owners. I would have pegged this car in the $20,000-$25,000 range, assuming that there are no glaring issues—at least that 's what they're going for in the U.S. Indeed, the pre-auction estimate in Switzerland was a reasonable $23,500-$31,500. So how do we explain the $43,261 selling price? Call it the magic of the auction arena at work.


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We can't call this car rare, as 2,150 Coupe de Villes were produced in 1949. And though they are certainly scarcer in Europe, the winning bid would surely have paid for a trip over here to buy one, plus transportation back across the Atlantic. We are left somewhat in the dark as to the condition of the vehicle, with the catalog description stating that the owner claims the car is in "very good" condition, with no mention of recent restoration or mechanical work, which leaves a lot of wiggle room. And while de Villes are certainly not Ferrari-like in their restoration costs, you can still drop $10,000 pretty quickly if you've got some bodywork and mechanicals to attend to. In the US., this would have to be a "best-in-the-world" example, with a few concours trophies stuffed in the trunk, to bring this kind of bid. In fact, over here, for this kind of money, the buyer could have landed a convertible Cadillac of similar vintage. Unless these Caddys have a unique following in Europe that we are unaware of (and if there is one I am going into the export business), the best explanation is likely the old story of two very interested bidders determined not to leave Geneva with an empty trailer Which in the end is what auctions are supposed to do—create an atmosphere where two sellers become so caught up in owning a car that they just throw their price guides away and keep their paddles high. And my guess is that the premium that was paid here isn't really going to dent the lifestyle of the new owner—Carl Bomstead (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• 20 YEAR PICTURE 525000 S20,000 515000 510 000 55,000 1986  1985  1987  1988  1989  1990  1991  1949 Cadillac Coupe de Ville 1992  1993  1994  1995  1996  1949 Chrysler New Yorker Coupe 1997  1998  1999  2000  1949 Lincoln Club Coupe 2001  2002  2003 2004 WAQAQJ. 800 999 5563 ©2004 zymol Enterprises, Inc.


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Race Car Profile 1957 Kurtis-Offenhauser KK 500 G2 "Bryant Heating & Cooling" Indy Roadster Front-engined Indy cars are the equivalent of those big, muscular farm boys from the '50s with butch cuts, trucker's tans, and aggressive smiles that sort of dare you to take them on DETAILS Years produced: 1955-1963 (classic Indy roadsters) Number produced: maybe 50 torts, 120 total various roadsters Original list price: $20,000 (about $10k for chassis, $10k for engine ; this was about twice the price of a '57 Testa Rosso) SCM Valuation: 5160,000-$200,000 Cost per hour to race: $500 (with easy use) Distributor cap: $100 (Joe Hunt Magneto) Chassis #: 'We don't need no stinkin' chassis numbers!' Engine #: stamped on a boss at the right front of the crankcase, just below the cam drive cover Club: Historic Chomp/lady Car Assyria. ties, 2460 Park Blvd. #4, Palo Alto, CA 94306 Web site: www.champindycar.com Alternatives: Watson Roadsters, sitting in a spinning dryer SCM Investment Grade: A absolutely dominated the sport. A He also built "big cars," and in the front engine-era of American Championship racing, the record of Kurtis-built cars ranks second only to that of Harry Miller. In 1957, 14 Kurds Indy cars were delivered. Pat O'Connor put his on the Indy 500 pole at 143.948 mph, and Kurtis roadsters finished the race in positions four through eight. The Kurds roadster presented here was originally built for J.S. "Duke" Donaldson who remained the owner throughout its four-year history covering 1957 to 1961. In its first Indy 500 appearance, Bill Cheesbourg qualified it 23rd as the "Seal Line Special," but retired on lap 81 with a fuel leak. In 1958, Eddie Johnson finished on the lead lap, taking 9th overall. The following year, the car suffered a broken magneto on lap 11. In the early 1980s, Colorado Grand originator Robert Sutherland found and bought the car and had Jim Robbins rebuild it for him. Restored in the red "Bryant Heating & Cooling" livery of 1958, this Kurtis roadster is still in excellent condition, although it displays a few rock chips in the paint as a result of enthusiastic on-track use. The engine, a proper Offenhauser 255, was freshened in 2002 and has been driven only a few laps since. Many Indy cars are immaculately restored for museum display, but this one presents an intriguing purchase alternative for an enthusiast who wants to experience the thrill of actually driving a real roadster in organized track events. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $165,000, including buyer 's premium, at the RM Amelia Island auction held March 13, 2004. There 's something about front-engined Indy cars that just oozes '50s Americana. They're the equivalent of those big, muscular farm boys with butch cuts, trucker 's tans, and aggressive smiles that sort of dare you to fter World War II, Frank Kurtis saw an opportunity and began to mass-produce midget racing cars of his own efficient and beautiful design. This business took off, and by the mid-1950s over 500 had been sold. Indeed, Kurtis' midgets take them on. They're all about being strong, fast against their peers, and lookin 'good. The Kurtis 500 defined this image as well as any Indy car of the era. It manages to be brutal, intimidating and crude—as well as taut, beautiful, and in many ways, sophisticated. I've been caretaker to a sister of the subject car for a number of years and they really are amazing pieces of work. At first glance the cars may seem rudimentary (particularly if you're accustomed to European Fl cars of the era) but as the "correct weapon for the battle," Kurtis Indy cars are beautifully designed. 1948 Olson-Offenhauser Indy Roadster Lot #1104 Condition, 3Bonhams ; Landon, U.K.; 12/2/2002 Sold at $54,950 SCM ID#29622 Take the suspension, for example. Yes, the beam _front and live rear axles with Panhard rods are about as exotic as a Model A, but they're located with control arms that lead to transverse torsion bars front and rear The arms are different lengths side-to-side, so that the torsion bars are separate and parallel. This makes the springs on all four corners independently adjustable for easy setup. And how about those brakes? Kurtis used discs at a time when Ferrari and Maserati wouldn't even consider them. Though Indy cars look simple, they're definitely not the work of amateurs. The Offenhauser engine is a similar story. It an evolution of the mid- '30s Miller design, a 4.2-liter four-cylinder with overhead cams, four valves per cylinder, and 14:1 compression. Its Hillborn fuel injection has been described as a "calibrated fuel leak" and it dumps 1958 Kurtis-Offenhauser Indy Roadster Lot #122, KK500G2/15 Condition: 2 Bonhams; Nurburgring, Germany; 8/10/2002 Sold at $53,544 SCM ID# 29332 NINE


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nv-.•;•-.ww-o-ee-ee-.•erme.v.weee. methanol into the stacks at about a gallon a lap. The package makes about 400 horsepower with a deafening noise level. And it shakes. Oh Lord, does it shake! Drivers tell me that the tooth-rattling, vision-blurring vibration never goes away even at speed. You just have to drive through it—and this is just the least of what you'll be dealing with when you get behind the wheel of one of these brutes. the best description of the Intimidating is probably nson a e ndianapolis otor way they drive. You sit low in the cockpit with your head about the height of the 18-inch rear tire and your right elbow just inches from its tread. You hang on to this huge bus-like steering wheel and push the lever into gear (it has two: "pit" and "race'). Everything seems massive, and it is, with heavy controls. The heat from the engine rolls over you like a furnace, as the noise, the vibration, and the physical effort to drive the car in that monotonous circle will make 500 miles seem like an eternity. These cars were driven by real men. Of course, all that user-unfriendliness hides the fact that Kurtis roadsters actually work, and awfully well at that. At speed and turning left (don't even think about turning right) they are very precise and predictable cars. A little trailing throttle will make the car turn in, then you just add power to make it drifi out to the wall. Yep, just like the heroes of our youth. Though vintage oval racing is not widely known (even among "regular" vintage racers), there is a substantial group of otherwise sane and rational ay in people who actually drive these things and have great fun doing so. There are three or four events a year scheduled for vintage Indy cars and as many as 51 cars have been in attendance (see www.champindycarcom). These events are even scheduled as support for Indy Racing League events and enjoy much of the glamour and hoopla that surround the professional events. This has been a great development for the value and salability of old Indy cars. Until a few years ago there wasn't much purpose to owning a runner like the car pictured here, because there wasn't anything to do with it. As such, values sat forever in the $60,000-$100,000 range. Now the going rate is up to $160k-$200k for a nice car ready to put on the track. Given that this car has a decent history, and appears to be ready to go, this was definitely money well spent. My guess is we'll see it next at Indy, and watch it relive its glory days.—Thor Thorson (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• • • *  .41. .4/7 TINI FIAGANAG. 011 Phone: 831.423.5704 Fax: 831.423.2239 email: canepa98@aol.com 1983 Lancia LC-2 Group C (Prototype) #LC-002 Built by Lancia with support from sister company - Ferrari. (Engine 3.0 Ferrari V8 TwinTurbo -850 BHP.) Lancia/Martini works car for '83-86 season including pole position for '83 LeMans, finished r. Second fastest qualifier for LeMans in '85, finished 6 1' Wins at Spa, Imola, Kyalami - driven by Patrese, Alboreto, Wollek, Fabi, DeCesaris, Heyer, Barilla, Nannini "100 point" ground up restoration, mechanicals to race specifications P.O.A. dre;MDIII 1985 Tyrrell Formula I #012/7 Purchased from private collection of Ken Tyrrell. Built for '85 season for Brundle and Stefan Bellof. Driven by Bellof at Estoril, Imob, Monaco, Montreal, Detroit, Spa, Nurburgring. Recently completed 3,000 hour ground up restoration of enacting standards, including new newly built DFY Cosworth "short stroke" engine. P.O.A. N  ;.; II  XciMME mm.1. c.; cl I. 1;111;11111 1■■ • 7111.-1111111M1


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CHRISTIE'S ocP The ex-Jo Siffert 1959 Ferrari 2500T LWB California Spyder Chassis no. 1217 Estimate: $1,000,000-1,200,000 The first customer Ferrari 1947 Ferrari 166 SC Chassis no. 002-C Estimate: $950,000-1,350,000 INTERNATIONAL MOTOR CARS Formerly the Property of the late Chris Dickel and Michele BeIlet Dicke! 1955 Fiat 8V Chassis no. 106 000105 Estimate: $200,000-250,000 The only 1 of 17 produced to left hand drive specification 1956 Ferrari 500 TR Two Seater Sports Car Chassis no. 0620 MDTR Estimate: $1,200000-1,600,000 Other highlights include 1950 Bentley Mark VI Saloon 1956 Jaguar XK140 MC Roadster 1964 Jaguar E-Type XKE Series I 3.8 Litre The ex- One of two built to definitive Two Cam' specification 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy Berlinetta Chassis no. 8891 Estimate: $520000-580,000 Madonna, 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 1969 Mercedes-Benz 190SL 1992 Ferrari F40 Estimate: $ 20,000-30,000 Estimate: $ 70,000-90,000 Estimate: $ 80,000-100,000 Estimate: $ 40,000-60,000 Estimate: $ 35,000-45,000 (Without Reserve) Estimate: $ 320,000-350,000 Exceptional Motor Cars at the Monterey Jet Center Auction  12 August 2004  Enquiries  clmccallchristies.com  Tel: +1 831 372 9311  Gordon McCall  Forthcoming Auctions: 23 July, Le Mans Christopher Sanger csangeraehristies.com  7 December, London  +1 800 395 6300 Vanessa Hill MONTEREY JET CENTER vhillachristies.com Tel: +1 830 775 4042 www.christies.com Venue The Monterey Jet Center 300 Sky Park Drive Monterey, California Catalogues Tel: +1 212 636 2277


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Market Overview 1. 1931 Cadillac V16 roadster, 5307,400, B, p. 79 2. 1970 Plymouth Superbird coupe, S153,700, B, p. 84 3. 1931 Cord L-29 cabriolet, S127,200, B, p.78 4. 1967 Plymouth GTX hardtop, 595,040, K, p. 70 5. 1968 Shelby GT500 convertible, 592,750, B, p. 82 6. 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429, 590,950, RM, p. 91 7. 1966 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, $83,032, RM, p. 90 SALES THIS ISSUE 8. 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V limo, $72,225, P, p. 100 9. 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GT coupe, S72,198, H&H, p. 100 Evetphi ig goes at Potts: Prom this Pantera to—a Chevette that brought more than a Maserati. I s the muscle-car craze for real? That's the question I'm asked most often these days. With some cars, like convertible Hemi 'Cudas, rumored to have changed hands for more than $1m, and the values of B-body Mopars of all types skyrocketing like roman candles, how long can it last? The Ferrari boom of the late '80s provides a comparison point. The values of all Ferraris took off then, from GTOs to 308 GT4s. While their values suffered during the next decade as the market imploded, after the dust settled, the truly important cars gathered strength and are now worth as much or more than they ever were. To get a top-flight 250 GTO will cost you more than $10m ($13m is the previous high), a 250 SWB SEFAC just brought $3m ($2m in 1989) and great TR 250s are bringing $12m to $15—($7m was the high a decade ago). But cars like 330 GTCs and Daytonas continue to languish in the $125,000–$175,000 range, far off their $500,000 highs. Why? Because there were simply too many built (1,273 Daytonas, 600 GTCs), and they don't have any history. 10. 1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 coupe, 569,230, H&H, p. 99 Over the next ten years, I predict a similar pattern with muscle cars. Some cars built in relative handfuls (less than 25), with all the right options (most powerful engine, manual gearbox, bucket seats) and verified provenace (no stories and no excuses) will cross the million dollar mark and stay there. But the common man's muscle car, like the 383-engined Road Runners, will not sustain their current pricing levels. And clones, which are bringing breathtaking prices, will crash back to earth. 1931 Cadillac. VI 6 roadster So if you've got the bucks, step up and buy the Hemi Superbird, GTX or Road Runner that you've always wanted, and don't look back. But if you can't run with the big dogs, don't try to pretend and buy a second-tier muscle car for too much money. Stay under the porch, and pretty soon those cars, and their clone friends, will come looking for you.— KM* BY THE NUMBERS Tool Sales (in millions) $6 $5 $4 $3 $2 Si 2001  1111 Branson  SCM 1-6 Scale II Kruse Auburn  2002  RM Novi  2003  2004 1111 N&H Buxton  U Pons Chickamauga 1. National concours standard/perfect  o  or some small flaws  3: Average daily driver in decent condition  4: Still a driver but with some al earent flaws  1954 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible. " :Side Kruse International, Auburn, IN (K)  Branson Auction, Branson, MO (B)  RM Auctions, Novi, MI (RM)  H&H Auctions, Buxton, UK (H&H)  p. 64 p. 74 p. 85 p. 94 Potts Auction Co., Chickamauga, GA (P)  p. 100 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good onl for sorts scmBest Buys 1. 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible, 529,104, P, p. 104 2. 1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS coupe, $30,300, K, p. 70 3. 1931 Cord L-29 cabriolet, $127,200, B, p.78 4. 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom II limo, $25,714, H&H, p.94 5. 1958 Jaguar XK 150S DHC, $48,150, RM, p. 85


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Market Reports  INTERNATIONAL 0013 Kruse International Auburn, IN April 30-May 2, 2004 Auctioneers:  Number of lots:  Number of lots sold:  JUIG) 1111G.  Sales total:  High sale: Dean Kruse, Daniel Kruse, Mathew Kruse, Brent Earlywine 739 244 T70/ JJ $4,829,220 lot 866, Studebaker Tanker, sold at $140,400 Premium: 8% (induded in prices of sold lots) Report by Marit Anne Peterson Market opinions in italics W is a long way from either Scottsdale or Monterey. But Dean Kruse's sprawling auctions at his home base are every bit as enjoyable as they are different from those other events. ith more feed caps than fur coats and more men in suspenders than wearing gold neck chains, Auburn, Indiana, Vegans were in short supply at Kruse Spring Motorfair; the air was nearly LAsmoggy with the exhaust of big-block muscle cars belching incessantly into the indoor air all weekend. And despite signs posted to the contrary, an ancient bidder chainsmoked the longest, brownest cigarettes I've ever seen right next to me for about four hours on Saturday. I also consumed an "Indiana taco" I can only describe as radioactive, and followed it later with a few corn dogs—all part of the fun, and once home in Minnesota, after a few tofu burgers, my system was safely back to normal. The bidding opened daily with a delightfully bombastic version of "The Star Spangled Banner," presented with force, conviction and considerable volume, and followed by the customary "Back Home In Indiana." Thus the tone was set: domestic offerings at solid Heartland prices. No matter the era—post-war through early '70s—American cars were everywhere, GM muscle especially. One of the most interesting cars of the weekend was a 1965 Plymouth Belvedere factory lightweight race car. According to the seller, it was one of 101 built, with rear-seat delete, acid-dipped body panels and bumpers, and Coming lightweight glass with a Superstock Hemi and an automatic 64  transmission. Very well detailed, with pristine white paint, it was brought to the sale by the same couple who sold a fine 1970 Mustang Boss 429 for $98,280. The Plymouth lightweight was bid to $88,000 but didn't sell, against a reserve of $100,000. Another interesting no-sale was a 1974 Kruse International - Auburn, IN Dodge Dart "Convertriple," with a sunroof and fold-down rear seat. This car had a 360 sport package and factory air conditioning, refinished in its original red, but still showed some wear. The car was bid to a respectable $15,100, but failed to sell. These results were reflected in a 33percent sales rate for the weekend, which wasn't helped any by the weather. Friday was pleasant though cool, but rain poured down on Saturday and Sunday, turning the adjacent swap into a swamp. Fortunately, Kruse has ample indoor parking space for consigned cars, and they were easy to examine in the well-lit buildings. Dean and his crew of auctioneers weren't slowed by the weather, and continued to extol the virtues of every car with near-evangelical fervor, hour after hour, day after day. And of course, Auburn is as much about the old friends you see and the new ones you meet as it is about the cars that cross the block. Sales totaled $4,881,870, and the highest sale was a $140,400 Studebaker horsedrawn wagon, appropriate, especially with the mud, for the surroundings.—MP ENGLISH #2507-1948 MG TC roadster. S/N TC7272XPAG8145. Black and yellow/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 60,227 kilometers. 4-sp, Judson supercharger. Fine panel fit. Paint starting to show a little wear, slightly dull. with 13,000-mile use. Slightly cloudy lenses. Goodyear Eagle VR55 tires. Signed by original owner Michael Andretti; also includes signed copy of Andretti's book. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. Needs some minor attention. Went the way of many other late-model sports cars at Kruse spring.., unsold This was really the place for American muscle, not pasta and crostini. #2803 1995 FERRARI 348 SPYDER - roadster. S/N ZFFRG43A150098636. Black/ black leather. 6-sp. Good panel fit. Paint chipped at front. Deteriorating weatherstripping. Very clean interior. All books but no ownership history. Cond: 2 - . NOT SOLD AT $60,000. OM= awam Very shiny, replated chrome. Slightly dusty interior. Handmade chrome bumper, optional rear bumper. Original Lucas headlights, 9-inch hydraulic brakes, chrome wire wheels. Owner states $68k spent on restoration. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $36,500. A fair bid for a very nice TC. It would need to be in an environment that generates a lot of enthusiasm over these cars to bring any more money. ITALIAN #2802-1987 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFSG17A9H0069937. Red/ - Car lacked the information to cross the block at anything above an average price. Smart bidders really do learn the cars when they wandering around the sales floor, and they're going to play it safe around as-is machines like this that have huge maintenance downsides. Sports Car Market saddle leather. Good panel fit. Slightly dull paint overall, rock chips in the grille paint. Nice interior, but seats show wear—leather slightly baggy. Goodyear Eagle Fl tires. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $55,000. Worn paint shows poorly. Not a lot of excitement built up around the car Bid was more than enough for the condition and car should have sold. #2801-1987 FERRARI MONDIAL CABRIOLET roadster. ZFFXC26A6H0070259. Red/beige leather. Odo: 13,453 miles. 5-sp. Very good panel fit. Good paint with small chips at the grille. Two small holes in top (from pinching at the hinge). Very nice interior, wear consistent S/N = 11111Pri-,711 ;41 la ilk


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Market Reports  #2800-2004 LAMBORGHINI GALLARDO coupe. S/N ZHWGU11514CA01066. Yellow metallic/black leather. 5-liter V 1 0, Pirelli tires, all-wheel drive. 192-mph top speed, $165k MSRP. Brand-new car All books. chip in the air dam, nice-looking moldings and emblems. Excellent clean interior with original floormats. Post-sale priced at $49,000. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $46,000. Though a good example, this NSX is still in its heavy depreciation years. Automatic makes it a little less desirable in the market, too. Amount bid was fait; and all the money. AMERICAN Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $180,000. The new working man's Lambo 360-fighter, predicted to be trading at somewhere around $15k to $20k above retail. This bid would reflect that, but the seller wasn't willing to part with it for some reason. The artificially high prices will only last so long—what's he waiting for? JAPANESE #469-1995 ACURA NSX-T targa. S/N JH4NA1280ST000561. Black/black leather. Odo: 33,983 miles. Automatic. Very good panel fit. Slight paint chipping at the door edges on the passenger side, otherwise very nice. Nice glass, targa seal looks new and good #728-1931 FORD Indy race car. White, red and black/black vinyl. Panel fit is good all around, and the car shows a nice tri-tone repaint. Chrome has recently been replated. Vinyl interior seems a little baggy in some spots. Engine bay is nicely detailed, with a Simmons 4-bbl carbs, Powerglide auto. Good panel fit. Dull 1996 lacquer repaint. Original chrome in good condition. Nice interior, with wear consistent with 29,000 actual miles. Knockoff wheels, wide whitewalls, signal-seeking Wonderbar radio, heater delete. Extensive documentation. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $70,000. Nice original car with prematurely aging repaint. Post-sale asking price was $84k. Seems like a lot, but the car is original and needs nothing much besides paint. #439-1962 CHEVROLET IMPALA convertible. Honduras Maroon/black vinyl. Odo: 113,734 miles. 283-ci V8, auto. Matchingnumbers. Slight surface rust at bottom edges of rear quarters. Tired, chipped paint. Needs new brightwork. PS, PB, nice power top. Aruba Super Power Head by Chrysler, impressive straight side exhaust, BF Goodrich 4-ply tires. Nice documentation of restoration. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $30,100. This restoration seems to have been lovingly done, though the interior looks a bit rushed. The consignor believes the car was entered in the 1934 Indy 500, though there is no definitive information proving that. Considering the lack of information, sold at a fair price. all around. Aftermarket alloy wheels; original wheels and tires available. Front bra and car cover included. Guaranteed mileage. Well kept and maintained with all service records. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $29,000. The NSX pairs an exotic shape and Honda running costs. But it will never be a Ferrari and won't see any appreciation for a long time, if ever. This was a really-nice looking, well-documented 7; but the seller could only reasonably hold out for a couple thousand more dollars. #2427-1998 ACUFtA NSX-T targa. S/N JH4NA1266WT000004. Yellow metallic/ black leather. Auto. Very good, consistent panel gaps. Only noticeable paint flaw a small #2790-1937 FORD MODEL A street rod. Viper red/tan leather. 5.7-liter Chevy LS1 V8, 4-sp auto. Fiberglass-body street rod, handbuilt, with powder-coated chassis and suspension. Power rack and pinion steering, Air Ride suspension, tilt wheel, Dakota digital dash, Kruse International - Auburn, IN _ plates, dual exhaust. Correct carb and intake available. Runs well, quietly. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $12,900. This tired but complete Impala convertible needs attention in a lot of places. Unfortunately many of its needs are cosmetic, which brought down the enthusiasm at auction. Besides some dress-up work, a little history might help, too—seems like it might be interesting. #2723-1963 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS hardtop coupe. S/N 31847L238195. Ermine White/black vinyl. Odo: 88,027 miles. Nonnumbers-matching QG-coded 409-ci V8, auto. Pretty good panel fit. Nice repaint in original color, a few chips at the door edges. trans cooler, billet wheels, power 4-wheel disc brakes, automatic suicide doors, a/c, Flovvmaster exhaust, exterior pinstriping. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $81,000. Really nice equipment on a fibetglass rod. It 's hard to place a price on a custom like this. The consignor, who had good luck with nods at auction before, was obviously expecting more. #1083-1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. Orange/orange vinyl. Odo: 29,000 miles. Numbers-matching 265-ci V8, twin 66  Very nice interior. Beat-up brightwork. Factory tach, power brakes. Restored in 1993, with sandblasted and painted frame. Less than Sports Car Market


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Market Reports  3,000 miles since. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $19,000. Would have shown so much better if the trim had been buffed up or replaced. Numbers-matching means a lot to Chevrolet enthusiasts for better or worse, so this 409 might not see much more enthusiasm than this. #539 1964 PLYMOUTH SPORT FURY - hardtop coupe. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 9,253 miles. 426-ci Street Wedge V8, 727 auto, 3.55 Sure-Grip rear end. Very good panel fit, nicely polished but aged paint with a small touch-up area at the driver's side of the grille. interior with only a poor-fitting rear-seat center panel. Chrome mildly pitting, and wiper wear to windshield. Undercarriage clean and engine bay clean. Rusty headers and dual exhaust. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $11,500. Standard Impalas aren't part of the recent muscle-car mania, but their prices are slowly on the rise. Good price, fair for buyer and seller Wish there was a bit more history available, though. Front bumper chrome shows some scuffs. Weatherstripping worn. Very nice interior, with clean, protected carpets and center console, AM/FM radio. Clean undercarriage. Hubcaps with spinners. Chrome valve covers. Spent the last 16 years in a private collection. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $27,500. Solid car with wowzer interior, not a lot of motor history. Max Wedge cars are following Hemis up. This was a big number for a Sport Fury but still a good buy on even short-term specs. #803 1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE - roadster. S/N 408675. Gold/tan vinyl. Odo: 153 miles. 327-ci V8, auto. Original motor, 154 actual miles since motor rebuild. Small scratch in driver's side rocker panel. Very good panel fit, almost flawless paint. Dual exhaust, knock-offs, BF Goodrich skinny whitewalls. at bolts. Fair interior showing wear—some spots on the passenger seat, faded carpet. Nicelooking rocker moldings. Clean undercarriage. Straight panels. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $11,000. This fastback six might seem more desirable with the current price of gas, but you'll have to constantly deal with hood-pop letdown from everyone, everywhere. This car needs some attention; it would have been fair for both parties at $11,000. Accessory hard top (not available to view), and very nice tan soft top. Manuals. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $41,000. With a recent frame-off restoration, it was hard to fault this numbers-matching car Except for the huge lake of oil beneath it all weekend. It might have been something simple, but this would explain why it didn't get bid above $41k, a surprisingly low figure. A case of stage fright for all concerned? #2747 1964 CHEVROLET IMPALA - hardtop coupe. Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 68,501 miles. 283-ci V8, auto. Panel fit good, consistent paint with a slight orange peel and some fisheye on the roof. Very nice new black 68  hardtop. S/N R05166454. White/tan. Odo: 453 miles. Original 426 Hemi III Super Stock, auto. Factory lightweight car. Very good panel fit, replated chrome. Very clean, well detailed. #768 1965 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE - 1965 FORD MUSTANG fastback. S/N 5F09T625162. Red/white vinyl. Odo: 80,640 miles. 200-ci 16, 3-sp. Good panel fit with fair paint showing some orange peel, wear. Tiny blisters above driver's-side headlight in fender. Bumpers beginning to oxidize #702 - Kruse International - Auburn, IN such a mass-produced body style, but it's fair for this unique, well-maintained Hemi car 1965 PONTIAC GTO convertible. Deep red/black vinyl. Odo: 51,947 miles. 389ci V8, Tr-Power, 4-sp. Good panel fit, but wide passenger door gap. Paint is consistent but a little dull. Very nice interior appears to be new. Chrome shiny with no scratches; grille showing some wear. Tilt wheel, tach, AM radio. Hurst badge on the rear decklid; Mickey #2485 - Thompson redlines on stock Rallye wheels. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $47,000. A GTO convertible with good historical documentation—like this one—is a pretty safe bet, and the seller must have been a little surprised at how high the bidding went. Buffed out, with a new or well-cleaned grille, would easily repeat this, and probably more, as they keep creeping up. #2721 1965 PONTIAC GTO hardtop - coupe. S/N 237375P148642. Gold/black vinyl. Odo: 5,953 miles. 389-ci V8, auto. Passenger door doesn't fit evenly. Paint is fine, with a few chips above the driver's-side taillight and on the grille. Door edge protectors. Bumpers recently replated. Other trim pieces show some wear. Interior in good condition, though center console is worn. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $19,200. Nice car, could be worth much more with some attention to various minor details. Without it, there's not much more than this coming for the car #2793 1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE - roadster. S/N 1946755103780. Nassau Blue/ woai IDOGZi :;iff/13a4 Rear seat delete, clean carpet and buckets. Battery in trunk. Moroso front tires and Mickey Thompson slicks on American Racing mags. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $88,000. This car had a $100k reserve. That might sound high for Sports Car Market


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Market Reports  white vinyl. Odo: 61,967 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-sp. Fair paint with some spot touch-ups on the passenger-side rear quarter panel and door, and noticeable wear where the hard top would have rested. Interior showing a little wear as well. Faded dash pad, slightly baggy seats. The top has a few marks on it, but no holes. Knockoff wheels, Mastercraft whitewalls. Limited history available. Sale card makes interesting statement: numbers match color. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $34,000. Looks like a good driver in this condition. Like many of the cars at this sale, more information about the car might have brought a higher bid #796-1966 CHEVROLET NOVA L79 SS coupe. Navy/black vinyl. Odo: 25,837 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-sp. Numbers-matching. Panel fit fair with the trunklid slightly off center. Nice paint all over, except slightly chipped on rocker panel. Small scuffs on otherwise shiny showing minimal wear. Nicely detailed engine compartment, good glass. Numbers-matching, factory air, power windows, power steering. NOT SOLD AT $57,000. Very nice equipment with documentation, starting to be a little worn. The 400-hp 427 is desirable equipment, but this wasn't the coveted 435-hp version. Prices continue to climb, but this one needs freshening to see much more than this in the short term. bumpers. New interior, well done. Positraction, American Racing wheels, rusty exhaust manifold. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $25,000. Original go-fast versions of the Nova—especially from the peak muscle-car years—can fetch quite the money, as seen here. There wasn't a lot of history provided, but L79 V8 is desirable. If everything comes up roses, this was a good buy. #2481-1967 PLYMOUTH GTX hardtop. S/N RS23J77161013. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 490 miles. 426-ci Hemi V8, twin 4-bbl, auto. Panel fit very nice all around. Red paint in good condition, but with some chips and scratches on the driver's door and hood edge. Interior is clean and in good shape. Headliner sags slightly around the rear window. Chrome and brightwork are in fair condition, ready for some attention fairly soon. Engine compartment clean. Dual exhaust, 46-amp alternator, Sure-Grip differential, AM radio, center console with tachometer, ps, pb, tinted windows, variable speed wipers. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $95,040. A VERY high price for a GTX, but what everyone seems to be willing to pay for this year—an exciting original Hemi car One of the top sales all weekend. With a 70  stripes looks very nice but was presented dusty. Two small chips in windshield glass. Go Package, side exhaust, tilt, power steering. Nice underhood detail. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $24,750. My guess is there's a lot of money in this car in the next five years, but the amount bid is absolutely all there is for it in the market right now. #804-1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS coupe. S/N 124378N88490. Dark blue/black vinyl. Odo: 57,686 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-sp. Very good panel fit, consistent all around. Very good paint as well. Nicely replated chrome. Interior is clean and looks original; nice wood console. Clean engine bay and undercarriage. Rallye wheels and radial T/As. Chrome valve covers with hi-po Turbo Jet air cleaner. #775-1968 AMC AMX coupe. S/N A8M397X298155. Red with white stripes/ black vinyl. Odo: 79,543 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-sp. Professional restoration. Good panel fit at the doors; trunklid is a little tall on the passenger's side. The red paint with white scratches. Deluxe interior in very good condition, but with a small crack in the dash pad. Includes center console with gauges, power steering, power disc brakes. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $34,500. Attractive and desirable RS/SS combo package, but without much history available. If that information had been shared, the seller might have seen more spirited bidding well past top bid #537-1969 PONTIAC GTO hardtop coupe. S/N PPB837227. Red/red vinyl. Odo: 59,536 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-sp. Huge 3/4-inch panel gap at the front fender. Door and other panel edges touched up. Good rear bumper little attention to the details, this could be a showstopper #754-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. Red/white vinyl seats. Odo: 49,139 miles. 427-ci V8, triple 2-bbl carbs, 4-sp. Worn paint, consistent but getting slightly dull. Cracking around the roof line, driver's door chipped. Chrome similar, not pitted but a bit dull. Very clean, well maintained interior • 4.1111111Thoo.o. ' V• " ' ./ Kruse International - Auburn, IN Original owner's manual available, as well as original sale documents. Numbers-matching, one-owner car. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $30,300. These straight SS cars have gone up a bit in the past year An excellent buy for a verified oneowner actual-miles, numbers-matching SS. #2495-1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS/SS coupe. S/N 124378N425798. Black w/white stripes/black vinyl, houndstooth. Odo: 27,774 miles. 396-ci Turbo Jet V8, auto. Panel fit good, except for passenger door. Paint also good in most areas, with wear near trunk hinge. The chrome is shiny, with a few small chrome. Brand-new interior, very nicely done. Spare and toolkit present. Clean undercarriage and engine bay, Engine recently rebuilt, plus new firewall, fuel lines, brake lines, springs, Sports Car Market


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Kruse International - Auburn, IN  and weatherstripping. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $24,750. I don't know how the new owner will be able to give this car the paint job it really needs to be finished and still come out on top. Strong price, good sale. #739-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z-28 coupe. S/N 124379N692574. Dark red, black stripes/black vinyl. Odo: 74,985 miles. Non-original 302-ci V8, Muncie 4-sp. Rear spoiler, front air dam. Doors sag on both sides; paint at door edges chipped and touched up top to bottom. Chrome replated. Very clean deluxe interior. New weatherstripping. Rallye wheels, cars are certainly not worth $1001c plus, this one was worth a little beyond the high bid. But not much, as having the original engine is important to Chevy enthusiasts. #2727-1969 FORD MUSTANG hardtop. S/N 9R0IF139889. Blue/blue vinyl. Odo: 31,905 miles. 302-ci V8, auto. Consistent panel fit, paint probably as good as factory—with slight orange peel. Door edges touched up. Very nice chrome. Good-condition original Market Reports #2522-1969 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER hardtop. SIN RM23H9G201861. Blue/ black vinyl. Odo: 62,008 miles. 383-ci V8, 4-sp. Driver's door bows out at the bottom, and trunklid is slightly off. Fair paint, showing wear all around but with no enormous flaws. Stripes below windshield starting to wear Goodrich radial T/As. Clean undercarriage. Power steering, power front disc brakes, cowl induction hood, front and rear bumper guards, console with gauge package. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $23,000. These Z-28s are getting some attention since the show-stopping sale at Barrett-Jackson in January, and though all interior showing minimal wear. Woodgrain steering wheel, ps, pb, a/c, sport mirrors, AM/ FM cassette, and wire wheels. The undercarriage and engine bay are clean. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $9,500. The consignor guarantees that the miles are actual, and wear is consistent with that. The Grande package is not particularly exciting, but this car was slightly underbid. It's okay to hold out for a bit more, say about $2k. away. Very nice interior, except faded dash pad. Bucket seats with center console, a/c. Clean undercarriage and engine bay. Original broadcast sheet, window sticker, and sales brochure. Second owner, bought in 1983. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $28,100. This will make a good driver. It had some issues the new owner may want to address, but not essentials. A strong price for a 383. But no worries for the buyer, it will rise in value—just not as quickly as the mightier Mopar #814-1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N 194679S708031. Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 49,995 miles. 427-ci V8, 4-sp. DON WILLIAMS & RICHIE CLYNE PROUDLY PRESENT "THEHERSHEYAUCTI N Amok mai • 1907 Ford Model K Roadster 1929 Duesenberg J Derham Phaeton GIANT CENTER • HERSHEY, PENNSYLVANIA Consign Now to take Advantage of Our Worldwide Advertising and Promotion FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Rob Williams, The Hershey Auction • Phone 702.794.3174 • Fax 702.369.7430 Visit us on the web at www.HersheyAuction.com August 2004  71 " Antique & Classic Automobile Auction • October 6th - 9th, 2004


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Market Reports Kruse International - Auburn, IN driver Good sale price, high but not extremely so. The new owner must have liked it a lot. It's hard not to get caught up in the Mopar frenzy. #556 1970 DODGE CHALLENGER R/T - hardtop. S/N JS23U0B258968. Banana/white vinyl. 472-ci bored-out Hemi V8, originally 440-ci, Torqueflite 727 auto transmission w/ cooler, crossover exhaust, Hemi badges, re- Panel fit is good, paint is showing some wear at panel edges and is cracked at the headlight covers. Top also shows wear. A little wear in the front bumper chrome. Original interior in good condition with newly re-covered seats. Tired-looking emblems. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $29,500. This car came with two motors, the original 427 and a 454 LS7, two sets of exhaust, two hoods, and two sets of wheels. While this seems like an excellent deal—two cars for the price of one—attention to detail on things that can't be swapped out (like paint) would have helped it sell. #776 1970 MERCURY CYCLONE - SPOILER coupe. S/N 0H17C596168. Competition Orange/white vinyl seats. Odo: 66,118 miles. 429-ci Cobra Jet V8, auto. Good panel fit with nice bright paint, showing a little wear at panel edges. Pristine chrome for rear bumper, a little wear to front bumper and grille. Nice-looking air dam, glass, and lenses. Good interior with the exception of a little discoloration in the headliner at the rear window. Clean and detailed underhood, undercarriage shows slight overspray on frame. Oil cooler, Ram Air, super drag pack, 4.30 Detroit Locker rear end. Complete documentation including the window sticker, build sheet, original bill of sale, and the original owner's manual. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $25,000. Big - time Mercury muscle like this is rare. There's no telling what people will do to become part of the elite club of Cyclone Cobra Jet owners. Bid $25k for instance, on a car that, while really cool, is still a 1970 Mercury. #752 1970 FORD MUSTANG BOSS - 429 hardtop. S/N 0F02Z108228. Grabber Blue/tan. 429-ci V8, 4-sp. Lovely paint with no discernible flaws. Replated chrome. Sheetmetal bows out at back of passenger door. Slight wear visible in driver's seat. Door panels, dash pad, and headliner in excellent condition. Deluxe interior, Drag Pack, power steering, power front disc brakes, competition suspension package, magnesium valve covers. 72 seats, carpet, headliner. Rallye dash with small scuff; disc brakes, power trunk, center console, woodgrain wheel. Broadcast sheet available. Cond: 2 - wheels with Goodyear Polyglas tires. Tilt steering wheel. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $42,000. This was a 97-point car at 'Vette Fest, and is a seven-time ISCA grand champ in the vintage restored class. Also a recipient of the Gold Spinner award. Impressive credentials sold this car Good price earned by seller for a 396 with great provenance. #813 1970 DODGE CHALLENGER - coupe. S/N JH29N0B213080. Sublime/black vinyl. Odo: 46,296 miles. Restored using many N.O.S. parts. Panel fit fair, trunk is tight on the passenger side. Paint very nice, though there's a small crack on the trunklid. Chrome is pitting. Clean, straight grille. New-looking wear. Nice tinted glass. 160-mph speedometer, power disc brakes, power steering. Professional restoration. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $28,250. Good original options set; very nice restoration. Seller was wise to hold on—definitely worth more than what was bid. This one slipped past everyone somehow. #428-1970 CHEVROLET NOVA SS sedan. S/N 114270W137513. Blue/black vinyl. • .,-.S1114 7*iri t!Tr-  imaier ,  65 • Mik • . SOLD AT $21,500. This car doesn't need too much, and with the powertrain combination it '11 make someone an awesome summer • Sports Car Market Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $79,000. It's rare for one of these to show up at an auction. They are so desirable that they're trading easily and privately without a lot of marketing necessary. It's interesting that this seller chose Kruse spring, and too bid it didn't sell. #2497 1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE - SS coupe. S/N 136370R229686. Red w/black stripes/black vinyl. Odo: 85,389 miles. 396-ci V8, factory Muncie 4-sp. Excellent panel fit. Very nice paint showing some buff marks. Minimal wear to chrome. Interior in good shape; difficult to find any flaw. SS Rallye built 8-track. Good panel gaps, very nice paint, clean undercarriage with show-off mirrors. Original equipment extensive; documentation of professional restoration. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $85,000. Excellent condition for what it is, and the seller was present to answer questions. This is the way to sell something like this, but the question is, Who's buying? Top coupe. S/N 19370s417118. White/ black leather. Numbers-matching 454-ci V8, auto. Very good panel fit. Very nice paint with tiny chips in headlight covers. Shiny replated chrome. Clean interior, seats showing a little #2736 1970 CHEVROLET CORVETTE - T -


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Kruse International - Auburn, IN  Odo: 83,343 miles. Numbers-matching 396-ci V8, auto. Good panel fit. Very nice paint. Newlooking bench seat. Aftermarket tach. 12-bolt Positraction, chrome valve covers, headers a little scaly. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $27,000. New-looking car with 80,000 miles on it. Even with the professional restoration, I wouldn't expect anything much above $301c, though. #755 1971 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1 - fastback. S/N 1FOSJ12715. Grabber Green/ black vinyl. 429-ci Cobra Jet V8, 4-sp closeratio with Hurst pistol-grip shifter. Good panel fit, trunk slightly off on passenger's side. Very nice Grabber Green paint, painted rockers, and pad. Clean undercarriage and detailed engine bay. Ram Air hood. Rare bumper-exit exhaust. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $34,500. It is said by some that the horsepower rating for these cars is actually well above 400 but was minimized to avoid terrorizing insurance companies. This was a good price for a well-optioned Gentleman's. Muscle car Everybody's happy. For this money, you can't buy that kind of muscle with these kind of options in a Chevy. #2827 1971 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE - SS hardtop. SN 136371R125623. Placer Gold/black vinyl. Odo: 9,042 miles. Numbersmatching 454 LS-5, auto, Positraction. Panel color-keyed bumper. Nice, clear chrome. Tinted windows, nice glass. Interior isn't restored with same attention to detail as exterior, but decent. Scrape marks on interior rear-window shelf. Very clean undercarriage. Power front discs, power steering, a/c, rear deck spoiler. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $41,000. Nice exterior restoration. Weird that the interior was left as-is. Anything over this bid would have been shocking, especially at this particular sale. #546 1971 DODGE CHALLENGER R/T - convertible. S/N JH27HLBL16967. Panther Pink/black vinyl. Odo: 84,913 miles. 440ci V8, Six Pack, auto. Originally a 340 V8. Good panel fit, doors nice and tight. Fair paint; consistent, but some fisheye in rear quarters. 111K111.111111114 Replated chrome. Brand-new looking interior, aftermarket Kenwood stereo. Mag wheels, Goodyear Polyglas tires. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $41,000. A good price, what with the conversion and mediocre paint. The buyer will be okay though, since big-block cars are sneaking up behind the Hemis. 1971 BUICK GSX coupe. S/N 434371H138624. Bright gold/black vinyl. Odo: 79,390 miles. 455-ci V8, Stage One highlift cam, Quadrajet, auto. Excellent panel fit with very nice paint, though a few chips. Very nice chrome. Clean stock interior with a/c, only noticeable flaw is a small mark on the dash #2498 - August 2004  gaps good and consistent. Very nice paint. Slight interior wear consistent with guaranteed actual miles. Slightly pitting original chrome. console cover, otherwise interior nice. Rear deck spoiler, tilt, factory air, power steering and brakes, power seats and locks. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $26,000. Numbers - matching signals big money for GT0s, so there's no surprise that this one would sell at well above market value—which $26k is. But the bid still wasn't high enough, apparently. 1974 DODGE DART hardtop. S/N LM29L4B332625. Red/white vinyl, black carpet. Odo: 49,273 miles. 360-ci V8, auto. Panel fit fine, paint fair and original color. Slightly scratched in the front, also under the gas cap. Striping slightly cracked. Bumpers shiny, with a few small scratches. Interior in good condition. Original headliner fair. Seats slightly worn, carpet in excellent condition. Build information and original marketing and #2521 - Market Reports Nicely detailed engine compartment. Power disc brakes, AM/FM 8-track. Full ownership history. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $36,000. A good buy The owner might have been able to get a little more because of the low mileage and original documentation, but not much more as it's not a perfect car 1972 PONTIAC GTO hardtop. S/N 2D37X2Z104124. Pale yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 23,848 miles. Numbers-matching California car. 455-ci V8, auto, dual exhaust. Good consistent panel gaps, nice paint. Minor sand chips in glass. Small hole in center #809 - Collector Car Insurance Grundy Worldwide... The collector car insurance program that's sensitive to your needs and your wallet. • Agreed Value • No Mileage Limitations • High Liability Limits Available • Find Out How Much You Can Really Save. Call for a fast, accurate quote: 800 - - 338 4005 or log on to: www.grundy.com for a real-time quote in all 50 states. 400 Horsham Road, P.O. Box 1957, Horsham, PA 19044 73


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Market Reports  Branson Collector Car Auction - Branson, MO - The Branson Collector Car Auction Branson, Missouri April 23-25, 2004 Auctioneers:  Number of lots:  advertising information included. Fairly rare Convertriple package, which included a sunroof and moonroof, a/c, and 360 Sport package with an oil pressure gauge, 3-spoke steering wheel, Sure-Grip differential, AM/FM radio and 3-speed wipers. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $15,100. This is a Dodge with some pretty unusual options, but it's still a '74 Dart. The seller 's going to have a hard time finding much more, at least this year #2805 1993 DODGE VIPER RT/10 con- vertible. S/N 1B3BR5EOPV200140. Black/ charcoal leather. Odo: 50 miles. 488-ci V10, 6-sp. 50 actual miles, only criticisms are dirty tires and cassette deck rather than CD player. Number of lots sold.  Sales rate:  Sales total:  High sale:  Mark Gelman and Carlen Hooten 231 138 60% $3,118,944 Lot 160, 1931 Cadillac V16 Roadster, sold at $307,400 Premium: 6% (included in prices of sold lots) :404; Report by Dave Kinney Market opinions in italics T Un-used car in showroom shape. Climate- controlled storage. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $51,000. Why wouldn't someone just go buy a new one? If you had $51k but not $60k to spend, you're probably fiscally conservative enough to invest in something with more certain resale. #2480-1999 SHELBY SERIES 1 road- ster. S/N CSX52 13. Silver, burgundy stripes/ charcoal leather. 4.0-liter, 320-hp Olds Aurora V8, auto. Very good panel fit with shiny, consistent paint. Carroll Shelby signature bucket There were some teething problems with the new venue, as might be expected. Parking was a problem for those who arrived midday on Saturday, as hotel parking resources were quickly overwhelmed by the volume of the crowd. Quick thinking on the part of the auction staff had parking arranged at a nearby hotel and a shuttle service set up. Not, however, before some people turned around and went home. But overall, the auction was handled professionally and the few glitches seemed minor compared to the upgrade in facilities. a AAA four-diamond resort with an attentive staff, the Chateau is an entirely first-class facility, and a dramatic change from the former venue at the somewhat rundown Tri-Lakes Center. The bigger story on Friday and Saturday was the rain. A weather front that stalled over mid-Missouri brought a chilly wind and incessant rains that threatened the entire weekend. The sun did manage to find its way out by mid-afternoon on Saturday and, thankfully, stayed for the duration. As good as the Chateau is, it's unclear his year the Branson Spring Auction had a new home at the Chateau On The Lake, a 301-room, multi-story resort located in Branson, Missouri. As Muscle cars fared well too. An extremely original 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird sold for $153,700, going to a dealer who is planning to resell it for a profit. Two Shelby Mustangs of note that found new homes included a 1968 GT500 fastback that went for $60,420, and a 1968 GT500 convertible, a very nice restoration, that sold at $92,750. An honest 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL with two tops changed hands for a modest $17,490. A 1931 Cord L29 Cabriolet sold for $127,200, a very reasonable price for a car with a restoration of such a high quality. A fresh-as-today restoration on a 1956 sold, resulting in a 60 percent sales rate. Total sales amounted to $3,118,944. The biggestdollar car was a stunning 1931 Cadillac VI6 Roadster that sold for $307,400. Ford Fairlane Victoria hardtop also went to a dealer for $27,560. My favorite car at the sale, however, was a 1969 VW-based Meyers Manx, a never-painted example that traded for $8,374. they are there, the overwhelming response is always, "I'm a friend of Jim and Kathy Cox." The Coxes have built their reputation over the years by selling cars and making friends in their corner of the auction world. I count myself in this crowd and I'm looking forward to the fall event. I'll be there on the third weekend in October wherever in Branson they decide to hold it—D.K. When you ask auction attendees why ENGLISH #157-1947 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH sedan. S/N WVA3. White sides/ black/front leather, rear cloth. RHD. Odo: 83,753 miles. 4.25-liter 16, 4-sp. All-aluminum body, Hooper coachwork. Some light cracking to paint in a few places, most is quite good. , o) seats, brand-new-looking top and interior. Headlight covers scratched. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $117,000. For $117,000, what about two '99 Corvettes, please. There just wasn't a lot of enthusiasm for late-model muscle here this weekend.• 74  whether it will become the permanent home for the auction, as there are a variety of venues in Branson that would be suitable. Jim Cox and his wife Kathy Cox, co-owners of the Branson auction, are exploring a number of possibilities for a long-term relationship with the auction, now in its 22nd year Jim reports, "The Chateau was an expensive venue for this auction. With the parking issue aside, we received lots of positive feedback on the site. We're not looking for the perfect site, we're looking for a location that can handle the traffic as well as provide the best experience for our auction clientele, the consignors as well as the bidders." Look for an announcement soon regarding the fall sale. Out of the 231 cars present, 138 were Excellent chrome, light discoloration on inside of Lucas P-100 headlights. Interior shows well, leather in front supple, clean cloth in back. Power driver window and divider windows. Very good wood. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $33,500. Worth more, but not here and not today. Right-hand drive and the smaller (vs. 4.5-liter) engine found in the later Wraiths not any help here. #188 1960 AUSTIN HEALEY 3000 MK - I convertible. S/N 4BT7L4017. Silver blue over white/black vinyl. Odo: 73,766 miles. Very good quality respray, all brightwork appears good or better. Rubber gaskets are new where visible. Gaps at doors are a problem here—not horrible, but not good. Underhood very tidy and detailed. Fit to interior is good, Sports Car Market


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Market Reports  Branson Collector Car Auction - Branson, MO . SOLD AT $2,862. A sad example. With the exception of the rust, however, a trip to a motors catalog could still make this one into an extremely low-budget driver Throw in a cheap AM/FM/CD to fill the holes in the dash, buff the paint with some rubbing compound, and spend the rest of the summer fixing all the little things wrong with it. You won't have any time left to get yourself into any trouble. be the best part of the car. Worn-and-torn interior, including hole where radio was. Cond: 4 - carpets and seats show well. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $28,090. Not a bad price for the buyer on a car that presents better than driver condition, but still a few ticks away from show quality. Popular and friendly colors—this is a car to take to your local British Car Day. You probably won't take home a trophy, but you won't be laughed off the field either 1960 JAGUAR MARK 11 sedan. S/N P212169BW. Black/red leather. Odo: 63,676 miles. 3.8-liter, auto. Very nice paint, straight body. Chrome and glass very good. Underhood detailed, but poorly done with little attention to detail. Trunk is largely original, with standing water from rain despite new gaskets. Incorrect leather to seats is not well-fitted; good, but not perfect wood. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $17,500. A Mark II Jag is rarely an object of desire—it 's more like the car a Jaguar owner wants to complete his collection. This one looks good from a distance, but the details #217 - Exotic Car Transport ORLANDO FLORIDA Open and Enclosed Carrier Service! ---. up close make it a car the purist would avoid. High bid was reasonable, tough to see where the seller is going to do appreciably better at another venue or by hand-selling. 1965 JAGUAR X10E convertible. S/N 1E10654. Eng. #BE748. Red/black leather. Odo: 53,394 miles. 4-sp. Seller claims less than 250 miles; restoration by Motorcars of Distinction, Houston, Texas. Everything matches. Paint on bonnet has plenty of problems, including shrinkage, signs of poor body #165 - #152 1974 JAGUAR X10E SIH convert- ible. S/N VE1S24085BW. Red/tan leather. Odo: 77,522 miles. V12. Automatic. Paintwork to a good quality, poor hood fit on lower right side. Cloth top looks to be a recent addition, some fit issues at rear window. Good chrome. Chrome wire wheels showing some age, will clean up but won't look new. Driver's-side prep and possible repaint. Fit issues to passenger door, paint has chipped on body. New convertible top is not taut. Redone chrome is wavy in places. Underhood clean. Covered headlights. Has dirt from transporting, but will clean up quickly. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $53,000. Pricey for the condition. This was an older restoration that shows signs of being recommissioned for use after extensive sitting. The quality of the paintwork on the hood was troublesome, but most of the rest of the car was finished to a very good or better standard. The Jag E-type market is hot again. This could be a case where expanding your horizons dollarwise will find a much better car for a little more money. "Get the whole story of Exotic Car Transport, visit us on the Worldwide Web." 1-800-766-87 • www.exoticcartransport.corn Nationwide Transport of Exotic, Vintage and Luxury Automobiles Indoor Storage Avallez..a. 76 cassette. Tired soft top; includes hard top, too. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $4,000. Ran twice through the auction—still no new owner The Jensen-Healey suffers the fate of many orphan cars; few know or car about them. They are unusual but not horrible. Bid price was more than fair; the seller will struggle to find much more money than he had a chance at here. Sports Car Market #317-1972 MGB convertible. S/N Q4N5UC289540. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 72,289 miles. 4-sp. As bad as it gets. Visible rust above rear fender has been touched up with a different color paint; scratches and dents. Top appears to be of recent vintage, looks to mirror glass loose. Biscuit interior shows well, wood steering wheel has painted black spokes, nice console. Dealer owner states on car card over $35,000 in receipts since 1966. Quite a feat on a 1974 car. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $30,000. 1974 was the final year for the E-type. High bid was a bit light in today's market. I don't blame the seller for refusing to let it go. A little more attention to detail could make this car show substantially better and easier to sell. #43 1974 JENSEN HEALEY roadster. - - S/N 18513. Orange/saddle tan vinyl. Odo: 45,365 miles. 4-sp. Okay quality respray marred by some poor prepwork in passenger door. Most brightwork good. Rubber bumpers are in good shape. Original interior shows some hope, but carpets weak. Added AM/FM


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Branson Collector Car Auction - Branson, MO  #356-1990 JAGUAR XJS coupe. S/N SAJNW5849LC173402. British Racing Green/tan. Odo: 81,178 miles. 5.3-liter V12. Very good paint. Good chrome, glass. Could be all-original. Light wear to quite nice interior, wood has one or two cracks. A nicer old Jag, still with plenty of life left. Cond: 3+. Market Reports , — "%m-a---  10:-.41 NOT SOLD AT $6,300. High bid was just not enough for this one to change hands. Owner decided to drive it back to Texas. The V12 motor seems to scare off plenty of potential bidders, I won't say 1 blame them. However, until the motor grenades, these are great drivers available for less than the cost of the 30,000mile service on a number of other V12 cars. Worth more, but tough to find the right buyer #123-2000 JAGUAR XK8 convertible. S/N SAJJA42C3YNA02361. Burgundy/ tan leather. Odo: 27,910 miles. Burgundy paintwork appears largely untouched, good brightwork, aluminum mags, original top shows some wear. Nice interior, wear evident but not hateful. A good used example in great colors, with reasonable miles. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $25,500. My least favorite car card reads "the car speaks for itself" Well, no it won't. Dealers and private sellers continue to hold out for $40,000 plus for excellent examples. Good luck to them. This car was reported sold after the auction for $25,000, a good deal for the new owner GERMAN #118-1966 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE coupe. S/N 116119039. Green, tan sides/tan and brown cloth. Odo: 24,121 miles. 12V electricals. Visible rust, and quite a bit of it, between door sill and running board, shows red paint there also. Paint is put on thick, looks like it will stay until the rust creeps up the sides. Interior redone in non-original cloth, looks bad despite fair quality fit. AM/FM cassette. True miles unknown. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $3,233. Sounds cheap? No, it's not unless you only plan to keep it until it comes unglued. With excellent FerrariPortal.com Over 700 links Classified Ads Ferrari Newsfeed Event Listings ID RATHER BE USING Call HostWorIcs to get your company's E-commerce intitatives onto the web. HOST WORKS hostworks.com 303-539-1839 ArictA  0/Wao-ye RESTORATIONS Specs. Since 1978 dedicated to the meticulous restoration of the world's finest exotic, vintage and classic motor cars. Body APPRAISING SERVICES AVAILABLE: DECLARED VALUE • LOSS DAMAGE • ESTATES 2347 GOLD RIVER ROAD • SUITE N • GOLD RIVER, CA 95670 (916) 635-3559 August 2004  TECHNICAL DATA Two 12 volt batteries with 12 Ah cod/gel accumulators, leakproof, maintenance-free, rechargeable Chossis . .  . .  Wheels/Tires  Body  Coors Brakes  Speed  Misc  . .  ,  Length  Width  Height  .  .  .  ,  ..  aluminum and sp•cial steel steel disc wheels/air fi led tires hand-laminated fiberglass 2 forward, 1 reverse . .  through the motor whi • driving & disc hood brake 2.5 to 5 nt. p. h , Spyder Sound, fuctnsning Headlights & Taillights 1550 mm(61 in.) . ,  670 mm (26.5 in.)  440 mm (17.5 in.) One look al he Spvder will :lad you dreaming The Spyder Scale 1 : 2.3 is being built in a limited edition of 550 cars. and very good examples bringing just $7,000 and $8,000 at auction, spend more initially and get much more in the long run. #221-1969 VVV MEYERS MANX. S/N 119330113. Purple/rainbow. Odo: 941 miles. One-owner, Meyers body #055. Has original hardtop included, with surfboard. Never painted, still with gel-coat exterior intact. Interior 269.382.6530 zoos pee d.com 77


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Market Reports  is recently redone. Very nicely presented by owner, a former racer and presently a retired mechanic. Excellent chrome, new interior is grey with rainbow stripes, looks better than it sounds. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $8,374. I was the under-bidder on this car With people now restoring Manxes using worn-out bodies with sun and environmental damage, this car is ready to go and cheap when compared to the potential restoration costs. I regret not buying this car, and in a few years I'll regret it a lot. #329-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL roadster. S/N 11304412022847. Silver blue/ blue leather. Odo: 87,639 miles. Auto. Removable hardtop. Wavy sides show evidence of multiple parking lot hits, repaint was of only fair quality to start with. Very poor hood fit, Odo: 7,056 miles. VW Beetle engine, 4-sp. Fiberfab replica, titled as a recon. Good paint, good chrome. Vinyl top is in decent shape. Needs to be completely cleaned and buffed in and out. Interior trim is finished with shag carpet. Will look better, but needs help. Not much to get excited about. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $9,000. Very clean examples of Speedster Replicas struggle to bring over $15,000; this shop-worn and tired Speedster didn't show a lot to recommend it. Carrying a title marked "recon" is no help. I'd rather it still carried the VW title from its donor car An unexciting car produces unexcited bidders. door gaps are just fair. Flattened driver's seat, worn piping. Nardi wood steering wheel, Becker AM/FM Europa radio, factory add-on style a/c. Wood has been redone, color match different between console and dash. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $17,490. 1971 was the final year for the 280SL; as such, collectors looking for the final improvements in production seek out the '71s. A quite fair price for both buyer and seller—a good quality repaint and a seat kit will make this car into a decent driver for very light money. Well done. #144-1990 MERCEDES-BENZ 500SL convertible. S/N WDBFA66E9LF005128. Red/oyster leather. Odo: 55,970 miles. 5.0-liter V8, auto. Very good paint, nice brightwork throughout. Almost generically good condition inside and out. No remarkable features either. #154-1990 CLASSIC ROADSTERS 500K REPLICA convertible.  4CRDDD118LF000469.  S/N leather. Odo: 4,819 miles. Ford V6, auto. Seller says miles are original, condition would agree. Good quality paint appears to be original, all brightwork shows well. Goodyear Arriva tires show only light use. Interior is in very good White/Oxblood a very good standard, some chips found at targa top. Front badge is discolored, possible sun damage. Wear to bolster and driver's seat bottom and back. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $35,510. The carpets were wet in an area after the recent rain. No worries—the passenger door was not fully closed so the auto-up feature on the glass was inactive. This sale seemed to be on the mark, judging from recent dealer and Internet sales. AMERICAN #106-1903 OLDSMOBILE CURVED DASH REPLICA. Black/black vinyl. 2-cyl overhead-valve engine. Claimed 35-mph top speed. Your basic converted riding mower, now powering the Branson Collector Car Auction - Branson, MO condition, a mix of luxury with leather seats and wood dash, and spartan with cheap appearing instruments. Wire-wheel hubcaps, a/c. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $15,476. Titled as a 1990 Mercedes-Benz—I wonder how someone pulled that one or Dealer consignor was unsure of what chassis this replicar was built on, however, he said it was a good driving car and one of the better members of the automotive sub-species of kit cars and replicars. Price seems reasonable with miles and condition factored in. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $20,140. 1990 was the year for the recent-generation SL that carried through '02. This car shows evidence of having been garaged all of its life, very few signs of fade or discoloration found Full retail price paid here, no real surprise for a car with good colors, if extroverted for a Mercedes, and no visual flaws noted #362-1990  78  PORSCHE  SPEED- STER REPLICA convertible. S/N REC22A290M278153 WI. Red/saddle leather. ITALIAN #331-2001 QVALE MANGUSTA targa/ convertible. S/N ZF4AHO1A41M000219. Yellow/black leather. Odo: 22,716 miles. 4.6liter, 320-hp Ford V8, 5-sp. Should be in the running for the Mangusta with the most miles prize. Many are still available with delivery miles only. Displayed at the sale in yet-to-becleaned shape, the owner spent Sunday morning doing a quickie detail job. Factory paint to rear wheels by chain drive. Motorcycle wire wheels. Quite nice paint, good brightwork includes brass for lights and horn and aluminum for wheels. Wood body, metal fenders. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $6,784. A lot of money for a garden tractor that no longer will cut your lawn. The flip side is that it is a cheap and fun way to get a prime spot in any summertime parade. Good quality, lots of bang for the bucks. #166-1931 CORD L-29 cabriolet. S/N FDA2093. Yellow/white trim/tan leather. Odo: 43 miles. 299-ci 18. Very good paint, excellent chrome. Dual side mounts, golf-club door, ride-along trunk, rumble seat. Interior fittings appear as new, with excellent quality fit and finish. An older restoration with little use since. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $127,200. One of 1,243 L-29s built in 1931. Total production Sports Car Market


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Branson Collector Car Auction - Branson, MO  was 5,010 units. Well bought. These important and massive front-drive cars were a tough sell when new after the stock market crash in 1929. The L-30 series that was to follow was never built. Cord production ceased until 1936 when the coffin-nose 810 was introduced. #160-1931 CADILLAC V16 roadster. S/N 703118. Brown/tan leather. Odo: 8 miles. 452-ci V16, 3-sp. Pilot Ray driving lights, twin side mounts, external trunk rumble seat, spotlights, golf-club door. Excellent paint, full and complete nut-and-bolt restoration, show Market Reports quality chrome. Excellent stance and presentation. Interior is as new, no flaws noted. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $307,400. The last of only 105 V16 roadsters built. A very important car This could be the cornerstone of a collection of American classics, or indeed classics from any country. Despite its massive size, this roadster is well proportioned and looks good from every angle. Sale price appears to be market-correct. #207-1932 FORD HI BOY roadster. S/N B5241137. Black/gray leather. Odo: 230 miles. Custom rod, fitted with 350-ci V8, auto. Auto Body Plus body, fully built from the ground up in one and one-half years. Pinch railed frame, painted red, suspension is all chrome in front. Stainless exhaust. Wheels are steel with chrome trim rings and dog-dish caps, wide white tires complete period look. Good quality paint work, all brightwork appears fresh. Good fit to panels and top. Custom leather interior is well done but quite busy in appearance. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $28,090. Under $30,000 is a cheap admission price into the world of Deuce Roadsters, whether real steel-bodied cars or the less valuable fiberglass tubs. No harm done for the end user here. Plenty of cruise-ins and trips to the Sundae Shop ahead. #158-1936 FORD MODEL 68 convertible phaeton. S/N 182124899. Black/brown leather. Odo: 5,353 miles. 230-ci V8, 3-sp. Older restoration. High quality professional job, paint is well applied and holding on well. Very good chrome, glass, and trim. Some chrome could use polishing and cleaning. Interior is also of high quality, light use wear to seats. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $41,340. Lots of interest. A very likable car—ready for show, tour, parade or fun use. With a very good or excellent quality restoration, as this car had, it ages gracefully and does not suffer the fate of a quickie or poor quality job. Bid price a tad on the high side, but no harm done. The new owner will likely have $40,000 worth of fun before he done with it. #149-1955 FORD CROWN VICTORIA hardtop coupe. S/N U5R183270. Turquoise/ white/blue/white. Odo: 7,170 miles. 292-ci V8, J.C. Taylor Antique Automobile Insurance Agency 1-888-ANTIQUE (1-888-268-4783) www.jctayloncom August 2004  79


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Market Reports  auto. Cracked bodywork on passenger door, looks as if the poor metal under the Bondo has given way. Some blue smoke out the tailpipe. Rear panel shelf has a cut, steering wheel is chipping and losing color. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $11,766. A full restoration would cost too much, but keeping it as is will not be a satisfactory experience. Perhaps the new owner has some other plans. With all the needs here, I'm having trouble understanding the end game in purchasing this vehicle. #202-1955 CHEVROLET DEL RAY coupe. S/N 0039280F55Z. Blue and white/ blue and white vinyl. Odo: 13,375 miles. 265-ci V8, 3-sp. Restored yet now dirty, good to excellent paint and chrome, some starting to age, stone chips in windshield. Overspray present, not fatal. Fender skirts. Interior is a Branson Collector Car Auction - Branson, MO the price to be a bargain based on the quality of the restoration. The 1956s with the factory 12-volt electrical system are more usable than the earlier cars. There's plenty of room left for profit here. Well bought. #231-1959 CHEVROLET APACHE truck. S/N V3B59S123209. Blue/white/gold vinyl and cloth. Odo: 77,064 miles. 283-ci V8, auto. AM radio, Tonneau cover, long-bed Fleetside body with very nice wood floor. Original Cool Pack a/c. Very good paintwork, Edsel collectors, the 1960 convertibles are the ne plus ultra — few were built, the 1960 styling is unique, and the top goes down. The condition of the trim bits is keeping the value down here. A nicer one would be worth quite a bit more; as is, this one is fully priced. #153-1962 FORD THUNDERBIRD roadster. S/N 2Y89Z143369. Red/red leather. Odo: 60,295 miles. 390-ci V8, auto. Claimed to be a B-code original Sports Roadster. Very nice paint is well applied. Dent between door handle and keyhole on passenger door. Most mix of original and new; needs major cleaning inside, then will present much better. Headliner appears to be original. Added oil pressure and battery charge gauges, AM radio (AM/FM cassette installed in glovebox). Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $19,080. The Del Ray Club Coupe is a handsome bodystyle, often overlooked by collectors in a rush to own a Bel Air. This example appeared solid. Was presented in period correct colors and will make a good driver-quality collectible for its new owner. #216-1956 FORD FAIRLANE VICTORIA hardtop. S/N MGDV221211. Salmon/ salmon cloth, white vinyl. Odo: 349 miles. 292-ci V8, 3-sp. Extremely nice, recent professional restoration. Paint well prepped and evenly applied. Excellent chrome. Interior is as new, fresh seats and carpets. Very nicely executed. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $27,560. This prize was taken home by a dealer who thought high quality restoration. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $23,055. This is the first and only truck from this era I've seen with the Cool Pack a/c unit, a very rare accessory. Although the detail work of the restoration here was not to the highest of show standards, this is a very presentable example, and with some underhood detailing it could be competitive. #169-1960 EDSEL RANGER convertible. S/N 0U15Y701426. Black/red and silver vinyl. Odo: 21,883 miles. 352-ci V8, auto. Claimed frame-on restoration in 2000. Very good paint, most chrome is good but some is just fair. Spotlights left and right, continental kit to rear. Clean interior shows well, has added a/c unit. Power steering, brakes and seats. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $35,000. 1960 was the final year for the EdseL One of 76 convertibles, claimed to be the only black one. For many m0 telephone: email: JaguarXJ220USA@aol.com Parts & Service Contact: GW Bartlett 4401 North Old SR 3, Muncie, IN 47303 XMER Factory Authorized 80 765-289-0689 package. Poor paint, most chrome is fair with good bumpers. Replacement seat covers good, balance of interior fair. Lots of cop equipment including radio, lights, donut on dashboard. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $6,000. Perhaps this was a case of an enthusiastic owner turn- Sports Car Market chrome is good, but vent-window handles are pitted. Tilt-away wheel, AM radio; no a/c. Noreserve sale. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $34,450. A good buy for the new owner if he's able to use it and enjoy it while resisting the urge to make improvements or re-restore it. Lack of a/c is a big hindrance to value. Not cheap, but it's red, it 's claimed to be a real Sports Roadster, and summer is just starting. #339-1962 CHEVROLET BEL AIR sedan. S/N 21569S120071. Black and white/ black & white vinyl. Odo: 75,825 miles. 235ci 16, 3-sp. Said to have been an original police car from Sparta, IL. I would think otherwise, since some green trim is visible, chipping paint in door jambs reveals green color, and the base engine—not a likely combination for a police


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Market Reports  ing a plain-Jane 4-door sedan into a more exciting cop car My own guess would be that if it was owned by a municipality when new, it would have been more likely assigned to the Parks and Recreation Department with these colors and low-performance equipment. #189-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 30867S111835. Riverside Red/black vinyl. Odo: 43,648 miles. 327-ci V8, Fl, 4-sp. Power windows, power brakes, AM/FM radio, reproduction wheels. Older restoration, good paintwork has some flaws popping out from underneath. Scratch in Branson Collector Car Auction - Branson, MO distributor, original comes with car. Excellent chrome, glass. Interior appears original. Raised white-letter Goodyear Polyglas GT tires. Very nice presentation. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $60,500. Amid plenty of scoffing, several collectors and dealers talked just two years ago about collectible Chargers. Only two of a group of perhaps 10 would go out on a limb and predict an above-$50,000 price in the next 5 years. Here it is, plus $10,000-20% more—and the owner still said no. this the 21-window VW bus of the next few years? Fully detailed motor compartment (between the seats), interior is close to new condition. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $23,000. It's nice, very nice, but 1 just can't see turning down $23 large for an interesting but not exactly popular body style of a work truck from the mid Sixties. Nowhere near as much of a cultural icon as a VW Microbus, unless legions of Phish Phollowers are adopting Econolines as their transport mode du jour windshield, chrome good but not perfect. Interior good with no major flaws, not fresh in appearance. Still shows good enough to be a driver. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $42,400. Seller, an SCM subscriber recently purchased the car for resale. And even after all fees were paid, he did well. Seller stated on car card the engine number, which matches the serial number, but did not declare it a numbers-matching or original motor car Smart move. For the condition, this car sold for the correct money; a good deal all around. #199-1965 FORD MUSTANG fastback. S/N 5F09A330616. Light blue/blue and white. Odo: 79,960 miles. Pony interior, styled steel wheels, Firestone Red Line tires, GT package, hi-po motor. Seller says it was a rotisserie restoration a few years ago—believable. Good paint over less-than-perfect but still acceptable #183 1965 OLDSMOBILE F-85 442 - coupe. S/N 338275M154216. Dark green/ green vinyl. Odo: 71,251 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-sp. Very nicely presented with excellent paint, chrome and glass. Interior shows very well, clean and crisp. Dog-dish hubcaps with has sagging door panels, worn carpets. Original seats still look good. Full console, AM radio. A tired old coupe. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $6,000. An example of a car you could use for 10 years, put perhaps 50,000 miles on it, and sell for a profit—if you can resist restoring it. Unfortunately, the owner wanted a very unrealistic $9,000, so it stays in Branson. red line tires gives it an evil presence, looks as if it's ready to eat its competition. The older brother of the late-'60s muscle cars, this is one serious 442. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $26,765. Fully $10,000 more than most price guides would say it should sell for 1 disagree and think this car was very well bought. With performance that matches or even beats some muscle cars costing twice as much, when the muscle car book is written, this car will take a very large portion of Chapter One. panel fit. Nice interior. A very appealing presentation. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $18,500. The owner, a well-known collector and SCM subscriber turned this high bid down, and I don't disagree. Not the most popular of colors, but a nicely presented fastback with lots of appeal. Try $21,000 or more: If it's not worth it now, it will be by the end of the summer. #224-1965 FORD ECONOLINE truck. S/N El OJH712340. Orange/tan leather. Odo: 56,514 miles. 16, 3-sp. Has sprayed-in bodycolor bedliner. Excellent paint and brightwork. Restored to a standard not seen elsewhere. Is 82  #161-1966 DODGE CHARGER fastback. S/N XP29H61233347. Black/white vinyl. Odo: 49,868 miles. 428-ci Hemi V8, auto. Miles claimed original. Excellent paint and chrome, very good fit and finish. Claimed one repaint from new, modified only with a non-original #175-1968 SHELBY GT 500 fastback. S/N 8T02514335601357. Gold/black vinyl. Odo: 33,130 miles. Auto. Quite good recent respray. All evident paintwork flaws could be fixed with color sanding or buffing. Dirt in the paint in one or two places. Brightwork good to excellent, no scratching or pitting evident. Interior clean and sharp. Kenwood #366-1966 FORD MUSTANG coupe. S/N GF071247697. Light blue/blue. Odo: 76,345 miles. 200-ci 16, auto. Faded repaint, most chrome appears original and still good. Interior AM/FM cassette. Fresh Goodyear Eagle GT II tires mounted on 10-spoke Shelby mags. Shelby hubcaps inside the car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $60,420. You can always expect to see at least one or two nice Shelbys at a Branson sale. Market-correct price, despite our price guide, which obviously needs to be updated. As soon as the ink dries in anyone's guide book, the Shelbys are typically the first cars to make the numbers look old. Good presentation on a good car #181-1968 SHELBY GT 500 convert- ible. S/N 8TO3S116039. Acapulco Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 70,582 miles. 428-ci V8, auto. Sports Car Market


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Branson Collector Car Auction - Branson, MO  Market Reports Fresh 2-year rotisserie restoration, appears to have been correctly done. Very nice paint, very good to excellent chrome with the exception of trim surrounding the back of the top, appears to have been put in place with a ballpeen hammer. Excellent top. Interior appears fresh, underhood as new. Power steering, power brakes, shoulder harness, AM radio. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $92,750. After you've purchased and properly installed the chrome trim piece, you will have a show-quality Shelby to be proud of Price paid appears to be at market level. It seems as though 110% of the Shelby production has changed hands at auctions recently. That sound you hear might be one former owner or another cashing in. #179-1968 FORD MUSTANG convert- ible. S/N 8R01J155984. Red/white. Odo: 48,129 miles. GT/CS California Special. 302ci V8, auto. Very good paint, chrome good. Vinyl top fitted well, no peeling at edges on seams. Mostly original interior, new carpets. Firestone Firehawk tires. Miles are stated as true but exempt. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $17,490. 302 block is incorrect for the year The GT/CS California Special was an attempt to put extra panache into the Mustang field—special scoops, graphics and Shelby-style taillights. This was a fair buy; the replacement block hurts the value for a collector #173-1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS/ SS convertible. S/N 124678N468871. Blue/ black vinyl. Odo: 30,450 miles. 350-ci V8, auto. Claimed original RS car. Older restoration, plenty of paint flaws and chips, repainted trunk lid. Most chrome is good. Top still good but age wear is showing. Underhood clean but uninspired—once detailed, now left to age. Good interior; full console, add-on gauges. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $21,500. RS part is real, the SS part appears to be clone. High bid should have been enough for this car to change 8980 .4*NTA  NINICA BOULEVAR - EV61,LY HILLS, CALIFORNIA 90  310-657-9698 HERITAGE CLA (: Phone - 310-6  1971 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet, Whiskey Metallic with Dark Brown interior & top. Very clean rust free car, leather top boot. Becker radio, factory Behr A/C. Great driving car ready for summer f unl $59,500 MOTORCAR COMPANY .9, _ owners, perhaps seller has dreams of $30,000. It's not likely to happen any time soon. Driver condition only. .and thousands of dollars away from winning any shows. #355-1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194678S404684. Black/ black leather. Odo: 98,905 miles. 427-ci V8, 4sp. Paint shows well from a distance. Bumpers are scratched and pitted, other chrome is fair to good. Rallye wheels. Fit job on leather uphol- 1964 Cobra Mk 11 289, Red/Black leather, superb original car, one owner last 20 years Webers. Halibrands, roll bar $265,000 1947 Chrysler Town 6 Country Convertible, Desert Sand w/ matching two tone interior, very original car with light cosmetic restoration. 323 cu in straight eight cylinder 'Spitfire' engine with fluid drive trans. Runs and drives very well . 484,500 1950 Aston Marlin DB 2/4 Mk III, Green w/Tan leather, very clean, rust free CA car, rebuilt engine books & tools 678,500 1956 AC Ace Roadster, Red with Black leather, gorgeous California car, recently rebuilt engine, full weather equipment, many receipts, runs and drives beautifully 688,500 MM.  "el f 1961 Jaguar RH 150 DHC, Old English White w/Tan leather, gorgeous frame off restoration, 1CA owner from new, original 3.8 litre engine, automatic transmission $08,500 1973 3.0 CSL Lightweight, Black with Black interior, very original low mileage car, fuel injection, 1 of 429, roof and trunk spoiler with front fences .... 648,500 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster, Signet Red with White coves, matching interior & White soft top. Very clean good driving car. 283cu engine, 4speed manual transmission, two tops . .648,500 VAL August 2004 1970 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 'Low Grille' Cabriolet, Tobacco with Cognac leather and Brown canvas soft top, lovely two owner, 70,000 mile LA car with factory Behr NC, Becker radio, leather top boot, looks, runs & drives great .... $46,500 1962 Porsche 356 B Careers II Coupe, Silver with Black leather, superb original car, in private museum last 25 years, 95,000km, original wood rim steering wheel, books and tools $124,500 1969 Ferrari 365 GT, Silver with Red leather, super clean low mileage car, power steering, A/C, tools $868,500 Up ..riltaitgleiclassis_ccilk 83


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Market Reports  stery kit is fair, repainted console with wood overlay looks good but not original. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $8,250. Described on car card as an older restoration that has been well taken care of looks to be more like a car with a paint job, a leather kit and a wood console overlay. While I agree that the bid price was way too cheap for any 427 Corvette convertible, it seems the bidders rejected this one in droves, probably due to its unfinished nature. It 's worth about 50% more than the high bid. #200-1969 PLYMOUTH GTX hardtop. S/N RS23L9G243521. Grey. 440-ci V8, 4bbl, automatic. Numbers-matching car. Hood scoops with 440 logos. Two-owner with original sheetmetal, repainted 15 years ago. Branson Collector Car Auction - Branson, MO hardtops were built compared to 48,000 Road Runners and 38,000 Satellites. Price is at the top of the range but will likely be at mid-range next year—wise buy. #310-1969 PONTIAC FIREBIRD convertible. S/N 2236790105387. Light blue/blue vinyl. Odo: 20,880 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-sp. Repaint has a few problems including visible file marks, some shrinkage, but overall looks quite good. Older top has some useful life left. the most worrisome problem here. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $8,692. As a driver, no harm done at this price, even though it's a bit high for condition. These early 1970s Oldsmobile convertibles have a reputation as being relatively bullet proof cars. As a summertime ride, they are tough to beat. 2,000 miles since '89. Original radio and build sheet. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $23,585. The GTX was the dressed-out version of the Road Runner including performance cam, bigger valves and special trim including exhaust trumpets and functional hood scoops. 14,902 GTX Prototype , & Manufacture Stereolit‘graphy Fused Deposition Modeling CNC Machinjg Silicon M ding Vacuum Forming 3D Modeling Functional Testing Product Dgn Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering - PCB Design &Manufacturing Tarleton Bull We yet your leas to name info@tarletonbull.com www.tarletonbull.com (877) 566-5541 84 Paintwork quality just fair, as could be expected from 1970s build, chrome good to fair, could be cleaned up. Original interior smells musty. Very good seats. Cond: 3 +. SOLD AT $153,700. A full clean up and some detailing will make a world of difference. Still plenty of money left here—watch for it at a bigger auction soon. The purchaser, a well-known classic/ muscle car dealer, is rumored to be about to undertake a full repaint on the car, I hope he doesn't do it and instead, does a sympathetic restoration to the paintwork where needed. #357-1971 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS convertible. S/N 342671M160192. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 73,909 miles. 350-ci V8, auto. Poor-quality respray; chrome is fair to good. Older top appears to have plenty of life left. Interior is worn but still serviceable. Has a combination of 1971 and 1972 taillights—not Rust visible to front of the dashboard where metal meets glass—not a good sign. Full console, 8-track, wood steering wheel. Interior shows well, good enough for a driver. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $17,914. Fully priced sale. This powertrain combination is the one to have, but I was a bit surprised that this one brought as much as it did. I'm watching for more appreciation of these cars; perhaps next year this will seem cheap. #167-1970 PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD coupe. S/N RM23R0A168732. Eng. #MN426302861434. Orange/black vinyl. Odo: 8,084 miles. 426-ci V8, auto. Quite rare, an unrestored Hemi Superbird with claimed correct low miles. Some repaint work to front end, minor touchup poorly done at some seams. Claimed Galen Govier authenticated. #107-1976 CADILLAC ELDORADO convertible. S/N 8L8756Q114524. Black/ black leather. Odo: 24,302 miles. 500-ci V8. Miles claimed original. Local Branson-area car, very good chrome, some minor repaint work evident, but just parking lot–style stuff. Starts and runs well, top could be original but still shows good. Seat shows only minor wear. Carpet is good, but no longer fresh. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $14,575. '76 was the last year for the convertible. Lots of dealer interest here, could it be that the seemingly endless supply is drying up and these are finally becoming more difficult to fine? Price paid is quite fair to an end user, possibly with a bit of profit built in. #340-1983 OLDSMOBILE HURST/ OLDS 15TH ANNIVERSARY T-top coupe. S/N 1G3AK479DM426472. Black/ivory cloth + vinyl. Odo: 77,436 miles. 307-ci V8, auto, dual exhaust. Pretty paint. Weak rubber gaskets, most chrome is weak. Front spoiler illfitting. Interior is worn, some plastic chrome chipping. Weak, but interesting. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $9,435. One of 3,001 built of this special model that included engine-breathing changes (for 180 hp), a 3.71 axle, and an appearance package. Someone liked this car more than twice as much as I did. I would have struggled to find over $5,000 in value here. This car could nickel and dime the new owner into oblivion if he tries to make it right. My suggestion: Drive it for a few years and hope that the market catches up.• Sports Car Market


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RM Auctions - Novi, MI  RM AUCTIONS INC. RM Auctions Novi, Michigan April 23-25, 2004 Auctioneers:  Number of lots:  Number of lots sold:  Sales rate:  Sales total:  High sale:  Rod Egan, Jim Ritchie and John Kruse 259 121 46.7% $2,124,003 Lot SPOI, 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 fncthnrk mid at S911950 Premium: 7% (included in prices of sold lots) Report by Phil Skinner Market opinions in italics showroom (less than an hour southwest) and Chatham, Ontario, headquarters (a short drive into Canada across the Detroit River). It's almost like a hometown event for the firm. R As such, the "RM" himself was very visible throughout the weekend: Rob Myers and principal partner Mike Fairbaim were both working hard in Novi, and helped put more than a few deals together during the weekend. As a general consignment style of sale, you never really know what you will find crossing the block in Novi, from a low-mileage Ferrari Testarossa to a massive and brutish International 5-ton tow truck. Muscle cars were the main push in their pre-sale promotions—unsurprising, as that segment continues to perform well across the nation. The headline car of the sale was a 1970 Plymouth 'Cuda AAR coupe, fully restored with all the right parts including the "J" code 340 with three carbs, and a four-speed transmission. The only thing missing was a high bidder to meet the reserve. In lieu of the 'Cuda, a 1969 Boss 429 Mustang said to have less than 22,000 original miles, but with an older, tired repaint emerged the real-deal bid-getter, taking high-sale honors when the hammer came down at $90,950. Another notable sale was a decent 1965 Corvette Stingray convertible, fitted with its original 327-ci, 375-horse fuelie and backed with the M-22 manual four-speed. Featuring a professional restoration a couple of years old, this one was hammered at $83,032. Traditionally, the April RM sale marks the start of the old-car season in the Detroit area, for both collectors and dealers alike. August 2004 M Auctions loves the Novi Convention Center in suburban Detroit, due to the venue's proximity to both RM's Ypsilanti, Michigan, But this year we noticed several well-known collector-car dealers who are usually in attendance were not to be seen, perhaps because of another Midwestern auction on the same weekend—but a bit further south where the temperatures are usually a little warmer. Of course, with this auction being staged entirely indoors, the outside weather plays little importance to the bidders. In comparison with last year's Novi sale, Market Reports we saw about a 10-percent drop in consignments, to 259 from 282 in 2003. We're told by the auction company that finding quality vehicles is becoming increasingly difficult due to an active market for dealer and private party sales. Sell-through totals were similar to a year ago, sliding just a bit to 46.7 percent from 47.9 percent. Sale totals rose by about $40,000, for a two-percent increase. it gears up for its true hometown event, the July 16-18 auction in Chatham celebrating the company's 25th anniversary.—P.S. ENGLISH #SP100-1958 JAGUAR XlIC 150S DHC. S/N S876459BW. White/red leather. Odo: 93,373 miles. 3.4-liter, 4-sp. Body showed panel needs. Rear fenders held tight with some plastic solder; lower edge had a little wave and chrome needed detailing. Interior was All in all, a decent weekend for RM, as serviceable but not factory tight. Top showed some wear and tear. Underhood was in need of typical clean-up from normal oil seepage. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $48,150. Editor's note: There's some confusion about this car The S/N, as reported by Skinner, does not match the reported car, and the BW suffix would indicate an automatic transmission. We contacted RM, and their representative indicated the car was a 3.8-liter roadster, not a DHC, and that it had the S/N S830575DN, a proper early S number This was a high price for a standard 150 DHC in average condition; a 50% discount for a true 3.8 S. Any further information is highly appreciated. #464-1973 JAGUAR XICE SERIES III coupe. S/N UD1S74061. Light yellow/black leather. Odo: 45,307 miles. V12, 4 ZenithStromberg carbs, auto. Cheap and cheerful economy paint. Sunroof looked like a tech-art training project, with a few improvised parts. 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Market Reports  RM Auctions - Novi, MI on the map of life when it comes time to move this one. ITALIAN (wonder where that came from?). Chrome trim was tired, to say the least. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $9,416. With a little engineering re-work, the top could be salvaged; the body had some signs of being salvageable, too. And face it, an E-type for under $10k that runs will impress a lot of people. Almost made me want to raise my bidder's card GERMAN #SP69-1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. SIN 12104010001351. Red/black leather. Odo: 3,040 miles. 4-sp. Older econorepaint; aged replacement top. Interior looked original; very worn, but did hold original-era brown/light tan leather. Odo: 70,420 miles. Auto. Older repaint done over obvious bodywork. Interior clean but wood trim fading and needed serious attention. Rust spotted in fender wells and under some rocker trim. Tired all around. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $3,600. For a German luxury coupe, this car has a lot of followers. But repair and restoration is not a cheap proposition. Fair price for the condition; getting restored prices for unrestored cars just isn't possible in today's savvy market. #116-1981 PORSCHE 911 TARGA coupe. S/N WP0EA0913BS160542. Sand metallic/medium saddle leather. Odo: 76,951 miles. 5-sp. Decent-looking driver with factory spray holding up quite well. Interior in good shape with no rips or tears, normal crinkle to the driver's cushions. Undersides were hiding exterior, but some problems in the most critical hidden areas, especially the rear quarter panels. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $3,210. A lot of money for the seller considering the consignor spent the money to buy the entry slot and transport the car, but decided not to have it detailed before running over the block. The "wash me" written on the decklid didn't help either Becker AM/FM, glovebox clock, and all the right trim bits. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $16,000. This car's presentation on the block was typical of everything one should do when you have to sell a car but don't want to: Don't detail inside, out, or under the hood; keep the battery low; and make sure it has stinky vintage fuel. This car was not ready for market on this day, and the bid reflected that. #627-1965 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304210007085. Black/red leather. Odo: 2,019 miles. 4-sp. Nice enough driver. Some specks in the paint, but no major #SP63-1983 FERRARI 4001 coupe. S/N 43665. Steel blue metallic/medium tan leather. Odo: 41,470 miles. 5-sp. Factory paint, protected to a degree. Some fading noted and despite life in New Jersey, car appeared well maintained. Stress cracks in front clip around the real story, that this car had been driven hard for much of its life. Don't look for it on the concours circuit. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $7,000. This bid actually seemed to be below market value for the car presented While not exactly a jewel, it wasn't a piece of limestone. Probably worth $3-4k more on the open market. #SP36-1987 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA Targa. S/N WPOEB0914HS160925. Red/ ivory leather. Odo: 94,610 miles. Clean top and bottom, some debris noted in the interior crevices, engine bay showed signs of use as did the front valance, lacking lots of toys to build headlights, along with slight crazing to the lenses. Pioneer stereo from the era. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $25,145. Price was in the market range for the model and condition presented. Great for an entry-level 12-cylinder Ferrari with a stick shift This car will help the novice learn about maintenance, repairs, and how to choose between paying your mortgage or tuning up your car #SP73-1987 FERRARI TESTAROSSA bubbles. Interior looked like it had a bit of patina gracing its finish. Plenty of road grime vis•31e under the wheel wells. Soft top was new and tight; hardtop available. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $16,799. The value trade-off: No hardtop is a negative but the 4-speed is a positive. Given the uneven condition, a fair deal for all involved Wonder how much they wanted for the hardtop? #143-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE hardtop coupe. S/N 11102412001437. Dark 86  coupe. S/N ZFFSG17A5H0073113. Black/ light tan leather. Odo: 10,780 miles. Shows signs of heavy road use in front valance. Slight price, but engine started up smartly with no puffs of blue, black or white smoke. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $12,000. This bid was under value for the car on the block and seller was wise to pass on this sale, however: times might be getting tougher for some of these not-so-old sports cars, so an escape road should be noted Sports Car Market #445-1973 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER VELOCE roadster. S/N 3040518. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 74,685 miles. 5-sp. Older repaint with little or no maintenance since the respray. Tired interior trim bits. Top was ready for replacement. No signs of rust-out from the


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+3, • V! 1+4 2ND ANNUAL SCMISTEVE AUSTIN'S GREAT VACATIONS GOODWOOD REVIVAL CAR COLLECTOR'S DREAM TOUR TO ENGLAND • AUGUST 30, 2004 - SEPTEMBER 8. 2004 • YOUR TOUR INCLUDES Goodwood Revival week-end including private grandstand and paddock passes • Padock walk through with Alain de Cadenet • Bonhams Auction, including private preview with Keith Martin • Private function at Lord Montague's 'National Car Museum at Beaulieu Visits to Jaguar and Rolls-Royce Visit the Heritage Motor Museum • Backrood touring of the Cotswolds including 'high tea' at a 700 year old Inn, olde English pub lunch plus visit to a small motor museum. • 1° class luxury hotel stays at Goodwood - the Portsmouth Hilton, Stratford upon Avon - the Stratford Victoria and London - the Kensington Park and includes English or Continental breakfasts throughout • Most dinners - including 3 guest dinner speakers • Luxury coach touring • all baggage handling and local taxes • Escorted by Keith Martin. Guided by Steve Austin • Professional collector car and auction input by Keith Martin ITINERARY DAY 1: Departure from USA' for London. DAY 2: Arrival at London's Heathrow airport where you are met by our luxury coach and your tour guide, Steve Austin. Our first destination is Stratford upon Avon in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds. The afternoon is at you leisure to enjoy Stratford or the comforts*of your four star hotel This evening a cocktail reception with Keith and a chance to get acquainted with your fellow travelers Following the reception, dinner is at our hotel. Keith will introduce the tour schedule. DAY 3: We start the day with our visit to Jaguar Cars Here we tour the production plant and follow a car's transformation from a shell to a finished model. We also visit their showroom which apart from classic racing and sports Jaguars also includes a Formula 1 simulator. Following a pub lunch we visit one of the finest car museums in the world, the Heritage Motor Museum. This public collection covers the British car industry, from its inception to the present date This evening is set aside for your personal dining and activity - we would be happy to arrange tickets to a Shakespeare production** at the National Theatre. DAY 4: We are in the heart of the Cotswolds, some of the most beautiful countryside in England. This morning we visit two small villages, in one, the local garage has gone from a 'petrol station' and repair shop to a charming museum. Following lunch in the village we meander some country lanes, visit a 'shepherd's church' and finally end up in the classic town of Broadway. Here we enjoy a traditional English High Tea set in one of the oldest Inns in the country. This evening dinner is at our hotel and includes a guest speaker. DAY 5: Today we depart for the south of England and Goodwood Our first day at the Revival Our grandstand seating is at Woodcote Corner, a great position to see the cars from Lovant straight, through the corner and into the chicane. Watch out for the flying displays from the WWII aircraft Watch out! You might get strafed by an ME109 Mid-afternoon we join Keith and Bonham's Simon Kitson for a preview of the Bonhams Collector Car Auction This evening dinner is at our hotel with guest speaker Alain de Codenet. DAY 6: This morning we arrive early at the Goodwood event. We are met by Alain de Cadenet who will lead us on a tour through the Paddock. Keith will supply radio transmitters so that no one will miss any of Alain's input. His knowledge of the cars and the event is quite remarkable. Many famous drivers will be in the paddock and with Alain's help we should have the chance to hear from one or two of them Today we are guests in the private Clark Pavilion on the infield. Lunch and Afternoon Tea are served in the Pavilion. Access to the paddock is available all day, but remember it is 1950's theme clothing. You can also get a close look at the aircraft. There are continuous fly by's and dog fights from the fleet of airplanes including Spitfires, Hurricanes, Messerschmitts , Mustangs, etc. Later in the afternoon we head across to the Bonhom's marquee for the Collector car auction. Admission is included DAY 7: Today you have the choice of attending the Goodwood Revival or joining Steve on a sightseeing day of the south roast of England Seating at the track is in the Lavant Grandstand which allows an opportunity to view from a different port of the circuit Our sightseeing trip will first visit Lord Nelson's flag ship the Victory in Portsmouth harbor. We are then off to the coastal resort town of Brighton and will include a visit to the Royal Pavilion. On our return we visit the lovely small town of Arundel with its impressive castle. This evening dinner is at our hotel where we have a guest speaker join us. DAY 8: This morning we visit the new factory of Rolls-Royce for a private tour of the works. Lunch at a local pub and then a drive into the New Forest, a particularly pretty part of the south coast. Later in the afternoon we visit the National Car Museum of Lord Montague housed in his family estate of Beaulieu An early evening dinner is planned at Beaulieu. DAY 9: Today, we depart for London. En route we visit two major Heritage sites, Stonehenge and Old Sarum and enjoy a lunch stop along the beautiful River Wylie valley. Later in the afternoon we arrive at our South Kensington hotel. We have time to stroll across to Kensington Palace, once the home of Princess Diana This evening our farewell dinner is at our hotel and includes our final guest speaker. It will be a fun gathering with our own tongue in cheek 'awards' ceremony' DAY 10: This morning our tour concludes. 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Market Reports  crazing of front lenses. Tight interior. Wheels clean with no curb markings, but wheel wells and engine compartment both showed more wear than one would expect for a car with mileage. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $54,000. This car was well prepped to look good, but the need for a jump start to get it to the block, plus other little things, gave prospects a moment to curb their enthusiasm, which meant the money was below seller's hopes, but where the market was on this particular day #SP58-1989 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N 82269. Red/light tan leather. Odo: 4,535 miles. Pampered low-mile example. Factory paint clean and unmolested from factory. Interior clean, and minimal wear to RM Auctions - Novi, MI #SP43-1949 BUICK ROADMASTER RIVIERA coupe. S/N 15320701. Black over white/light tan broadcloth. Odo: 74,856 miles. 320-ci 18, 2-bbl, Dynaflow auto. Older repaint. Decklid alignment slightly off, chrome replate holding up well in most areas but minor pitting and discoloration on rear bumper and trim bits. for detailing, including cleanup of the Offy heads and intake. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $23,540. An original phaeton in this condition would have brought twice this price. But the market is rising for imitation resto-rods, which can be enjoyable—especially at this price. #SP44-1933 PLYMOUTH MODEL PB convertible. S/N 1803252. Light yellow/ black/dark brown-tan leather. Odo: 5,200 miles. 190-ci 16, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Older amateur but complete restoration, holding up well but paint is starting to show age. Wear and minor chips in critical areas around doors, rumble seat, 116 driver's seat. Carpeting spotless. Undercarriage did sport some degree of road grime but well within the figures on the odometer. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $61,000. Seller could have hoped for a little more, but not with this crowd, considering another example in black with just a few more miles came up $71c shorter than this one. AMERICAN #SP72-1933 FORD 40 phaeton. S/N 18483317. Tan/dark brown leatherette. Odo: 2,500 miles. 239-ci V8, twin 2-bbl carbs, 3-sp. Recent new body on stock chassis. Fit and finish good inside and out, top fit exceptional. Modern headlights out of place. Some need Scuffing on stainless body molding. Interior clean, but original seams are starting to pull apart and need restitching. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $28,355. Big post-war iron is generally a good investment if kept stock and maintained. With a little attention to detail and a different color this car would have another $10k in it. Might have come across better in a darker hue if the body panels were up to it. etc. Chrome and brightwork clean and clear. Top and molding still tight but showing minor soiling. Underhood area needed the most attention. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $35,845. This was a very strong price paid, though for a car with no surprises. Without a major following as a collectible, it's puzzling. One rumor was it was going to be chopped and channeled and a lot of horsepower placed under the hood. The thought makes purists like me shiver THE WORLD'S BIGGEST & BEST JAGUAR WEB SITE LARGEST INVENTORY OF ALL MODELS http://www.docsjags.com/ DOC'S JAGS if 1 iii JAGUARS WC, R L DW I DE TEL: (480) 951-0777 FAX: (480) 951-3339, AZ ASK FOR "DOC" • E-mail doc@docsjags.com RESTORATION CENTER (623) 869-8777 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoenix, AZ 88 Sports Car Market #SP42-1951 OLDSMOBILE NINETYEIGHT convertible. S/N WA51985207. Dark red/black leather w/red piping. Odo: 17,865 miles. 304-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Well presented from an older professional restoration. Paint and chrome in excellent condition. Interior showing a little aging and side of the top starting to pull up. Underhood had some signs of wear, but all of the extras, from spotlights to the steering wheel clock, were in working order. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $36,380. Despite being a top-dollar car when new, there is only limited appeal to most collectors. This example, with lots of power toys like windows, seats, etc., really should have seen a higher value. The happiest camper here was the last guy with his hand in the air He got a lot of car for the money. #SP32-1953 BUICK SKYLARK convert- ible. S/N 17076740. Red/white-red leather. Odo: 55,606 miles. 322-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Older repaint. Original chrome showing some


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RM Auctions - Novi, MI  pitting, while stainless trim needed restoration. Factory leather interior was serviceable but far from show and ready for replacement. Mechanically, looked in very good condition. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $47,500. Considered a Motorama show car come-to-life, these special Buicics have a potential of hitting the $1001c mark and beyond as their Olds Toronado and Cadillac Eldorado brothers have done. This one will need lots of work to get there but offered a solid starting point. #SP82 1953 FORD MAINLINE RANCH - WAGON station wagon. S/N B3LW118577. Tan/gray vinyl. Odo: 73,824 miles. 239-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Body-on cosmetic restoration to exterior. New chrome plating and straight even for the plain-Jane strippers like this one. Watch for values to increase as nostalgia grows plus business people see the advantage of owning a vintage wagon to advertise, promote, and enjoy. #SP88-1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N P5FH159227. Red/red vinyl. Odo: 67,350 miles. 292-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Professional restoration from a few years back. Weatherstripping and top showing some need for attention. Basically clean underhood. Market Reports as Continental kit, spotlights, deluxe radio, etc. Canadian heritage leaves some question about original body integrity, as lower-panel bodywork could be detected. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $34,240. This is a favorite for "I Love Lucy" fans to own. Price wasn't at all a bargain, and sadly, if this was a '55 Chevy in equal condition it might have brought another $15-20k. body panels. Chrome-plated wheels with aftermarket Moon caps. Inside done on an economy level with no correlation to originality. Underhood well prepped with a few minor upgrades, but still a flathead. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $13,696. Station wagons have really come into their own over the past couple of years, Needed some detailing with a rag rather than a spray can. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $33,500. For a car equipped with all the right stuff—two tops, wire wheel covers, and full power equipment—this price was a little bit on the light side. Seller can probably do better next time with some better prep. #SP33-1955 PONTIAC STAR CHIEF convertible. S/N L855S1060. Yellow and black/white-black vinyl. Odo: 57,546 miles. 287-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Decent attention to authenticity. Right door fit poor. Add-on turn signals. Lots of toys inside and out, such #SP02-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR convertible. S/N VC57L199001. Light yellow/yellow w/silver vinyl. Odo: 32,987 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. 11-year-old restoration still looks fresh. Body panels even and smooth, rear fender skirts ill-matching. Interior Handcrafted floor mats for fine automobiles 100% updated • Rubber backed • 13 Colors Custom Sizes • Factory Direct "...Awesome Cocomats Dude..." D. LeJune, Austin, TX 2001 BMW M5 August 2004 89


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Market Reports excellent. Top starting to show signs of pulling up. Underhood clean as a whistle except for very minor seepage around the carburetor. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $64,000. Seller wasn't ready to settle for less than $80k. Real-world value on this car was probably at least $5-7k above the bid. #SP86 1960 CHEVROLET CORVETTE - convertible. S/N 00867S109924. Black with silver cove/black vinyl. Odo: 5,081 miles. 283ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Older cosmetic repaint. No ible on rear panels. Soft trim replaced on the cheap. Top really could have been salvaged and cleaned even if it was over 10 years old. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $24,878. Potential for this car could be the $30lc range. Improvements have been ill-focused The original color combo, black with red, is very desirable and it should be taken back to that configuration for maximum play. #154-1963 CHEVROLET CORVAIR MONZA convertible. S/N 30967W125076. Red/white vinyl. Odo: 78,372 miles. 145-ci turbocharged H6, 4-sp. Paint was getting very tired. Trim starting to pull at the seams, underside spoke of winter travel. While the body RM Auctions - Novi, MI 389-ci V8, Tri-Power, 4-sp. Overspray along rockers and engine compartment, lots of replacement bits under the hood. Papers showed it was the real deal. Some of the die-cast chrome was pitting. Signs of rear quarter-panel work evident. Looked great from 60 feet away. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,367. For the price paid, the seller should be happy, the buyer not too disappointed Car has great restoration potential, and at the price paid there is room for investment. And it is always good to be seen in The Great One. #610 1965 FORD MUSTANG GT con- vertible. S/N 5F08A252760. White w/red stripes/dark red Pony vinyl. Odo: 66,012 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Restored in 2000 by an elderly long-time Ford employee who was friends with Iacocca. Decent body signs of body damage but hardtop was ill-titting and not water-tight. Soft trim was looking aged but still supple. Underhood and underneath showed ready for a major restoration. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $35,310. For a car that had the looks of being thrown together just to get it out the door, this did surprisingly well on the auction block and was actually bid on by at least four different people, all present. #SP00 1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE - convertible. S/N 10867S102381. Red w/white cove/red vinyl. Odo: 34,982 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Older professional restoration that was holding up well. Body panels were straight, interior still fresh. Well maintained wasn't bursting out all over, there was some sign of former repairs and possible concerns for the future. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $5,136. For the money paid this will be a good ride. For an enthusiast at this level, besides getting to love and understand this unique steed, there is plenty of room to put in improvements and then let the car grow in value through careful maintenance. #618 1964 PONTIAC CATALINA hard- top coupe. S/N 834D13981. Silver metallic/ dark red embossed vinyl. Odo: 37,899 miles. 389-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. From afar, the car has appeal. Up close it's entirely different, with various imperfect body repairs, sanding marks, panel alignment, but areas showed heavy road use. Underhood clean but not spotless. A good looker for cruising to the club meeting, but not for the concours. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $16,799. Lots of sentimental feeling fil9171 the seller, the son of the restorer, but common sense and real money helped this deserving car go to a new home. And as a bonus the a/c reportedly works. • #SP70 1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE - coupe. S/N 194376S108858. Medium blue metallic/black leather. Odo: 5,700 miles. 427-ci V8, twin 4-bbl, 4-sp. Despite having all the right stuff, car lacked detailing. Paint showed minor specks and body seams; undersides needed deep cleaning. Wheels were under the hood. All the right equipment, including heater, radio, and spinner wheel covers. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $48,150. This was probably one of the bargains of the sale. Prices have remained strong on the straight-axle Corvettes, even for the base models, and while the 3-speed is unusual and rare, that doesn't translate into more dollars. #SP30 1962 FORD THUNDERBIRD - convertible. S/N 2Y85Z171736. White/red vinyl. Odo: 88,234 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Repaint to white from black originally; etc. Chrome on diecast trim was erupting in several areas. Interior was clean but pedal wear and condition showed this car had been around the Horn at least once. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $5,100. All the money and then some for a car for which it will be very hard to find anyone who cares, at least above the $5k #427 1965 PONTIAC LE MANS GTO - hardtop. S/N 237375Z100934. Burgundy/ black embossed vinyl. Odo: 47,250 miles. I.  t 41% • vintage but unappealing. Soft trim starting to pull apart. Edelbrock add-ons under the hood needed cleaning. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $34,000. Price bid was well within the market range for the car presented, even with matching numbers for the powertrain. Lots of work ahead ff restoration is intended, but for a driver this would have been a good way to go—had the auctioneer said sold faux Sports Roadster parts added with wheels and tonneau cover. Panel alignment was in need of help. Body repairs and patching vis- 90 #SP106-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194675S106088. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 86,585 miles. 327-ci V8, Fl, 4-sp. Beautiful paint over near flawless bodywork. Slight hint of front seams, but very minor. Minor fold marks on top. 4.11 Posi, knock-off wheels, and all the extras like Goldline tires. A hot car. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT Sports Car Market


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RM Auctions - Novi, MI  AP! lace tends to be more interested in horsepower than purity. While this car was pure, it was also one that needed just the right buyer Keep an eye on this one in upcoming sales. $83,032. This was a top-notch restoration, and quality like this will not be losing any value in the near future. This example had the right pedigree and all the right parts as a special bonus to the lucky buyer. And did we mention it was Bloomington Gold certified? #SP20-1967 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE GTX hardtop coupe. S/N RS23J77161013. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 489 miles. 426-ci Hemi V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Professional restoration. Correct numbers for the engine under the hood. #SP83-1967 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS hardtop coupe. S/N 138177B203253. Blue metallic/blue vinyl. Odo: 4,244 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Excellent panel work and detailing, little things such as interior trim plating and underhood decal freshening. Without the minor sanding marks and a couple Market Reports budget. VIN correct for 440 engine, but engine apparently wasn't the original one. Decklid fit was a little ill, and die-cast showed heavyduty metallic acne. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $16,000. For the car offered, the bid was pretty close to market value. GTXs are a little bit behind Roadrunners in popularity, and this GTX seemed to lack a hardcore enthusiast behind its restoration. of very minor back-panel dings, could have been a #1 car. Rallye wheels, Redlines, and proper radio all combined on this car to give it good eye appeal. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $23,500. While this was a sharp car with all the right stuff the bid was well within the market for what was on the block, and seller really should have thought about letting this one go before putting more money into it. All the right stuff including 4.19 locking rear axle, Magnum 500 wheels, and straight, rustfree sheettnetal. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $67,000. This segment of the muscle-car popu- 'EST IN SHOW Platinum 2003 Ferrari Club of America Srbring Spring Spcancular #429-1968 PLYMOUTH SATELLITE GTX hardtop coupe. S/N RS23L8G123694. Blue metallic/blue vinyl. Odo: 56,645 miles. 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Cosmetics done on a #SP01-1969 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 429 fastback. S/N 9F02Z171621. Burgundy/ black vinyl. Odo: 21,100 miles. 429-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Repaint performed 11 years ago; solid and rust-free. Mostly original inside, some minor wear to chrome-plated plastic. F l iii  FI["1Ttl  /F'1fl-1tlA1 CI AT 1-1 EKIN OF SIGNIFICANT AUTOMOBILES CI Li N CAY) • carrozzeria metal and glass craftsmanship & design euROCOACHWORKS INC. 3 1 loc.,...11111111111  2003 RES I  ( I ,1•NS .5snelia Wand .onc o to rs www.eurocoachworks.com 1966 FERRARI 500 SUPERFAST II August 2004 4766 NE 11th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale Florida tel. (954) 772.8272 fax. (954) 772.8148 sales@eurocoachworks.com When it comes to restoring your most prized posession, trust a company with over three decades of experience. Our expertise: we have restored some of the rarest cars in the world and built concept vehicles for major manufacturers. Our awards are a reflection of our craftsmanship and quality. CANTON, OHIO utomthile rt Exhibit ountryside Tour If Tournament rive-In Movie GLENMOOR COUNTRY CLUB Sunday, Sept.19th,10am to 4pm Lincoln Motor Cars featured Also Classic Streamliners Over 200 Invited Cars www.glenmoorgathering.com 91


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Market Reports  Underhood showing some aging, finished with now-shrinking stickers. Miles claimed to be correct from new. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $90,950. While not a record-setting figure for this model, the price was strong for the condition. Better preparation could have brought another $10k, easily. #SP18-1970 PONTIAC GTO hardtop coupe. SIN 242370P281930. Black/white vinyl. Odo: 1,185 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint was exceptionally well applied with no sign of sanding marks or swirls. Seats and floor V8, 4-bbl, auto. Professional restoration, straight panels and tight alignment, some sign of panel repair. Interior tight and clean, lots of new materials used. Underhood matched rest of car. Correct parts used down to the factory Rallye wheels in correct argent finish. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $14,017. Seller probably spent more money on the restoration than the selling price. Not a full muscle car, so values will be stunted, but tweeners like this one will continue to climb in the shadow of the more serious Mopar muscle. #SP12-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS hardtop coupe. SIN 136370K171819. Red w/black stripes/black vinyl. Odo: 2,701 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Excellent paint, interior correct. Minor debris noted near A-pillar on dash. Detailed and complete under the hood. were well detailed. Some attention to the pedals would be recommended. Under the hood had all the right bits, clamps, decals; looked factory fresh. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $27,553. The strong market for muscle is pushing most sales of quality cars to the high end of the price range. Nothing cloned or made up here—including the price. #SP19-1970 DODGE DART SWINGER hardtop coupe. SIN LL23G0R316214. Plum Crazy/black vinyl. Odo: 58,800 miles. 318-ci e, it.  r  f"="  - • _ 4iiiilidtk RM Auctions - Novi, MI and decklid to factory specs. Interior was fresh with very minor rub wear on door trim panel. Looks professional all around. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $37,000. Values on these cars have been growing but are still quite reasonable for the rarity and power they offer All the right Trans-Am parts were there, down to the Rallye wheels, running lights, and most importantly, the proper fender tags. #SP34-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS hardtop coupe. S/N 136370K154941. Red w/black stripes/ivory vinyl. Odo: 57,905 miles. 454-ci LS6 V8, 4-bbl, auto. Professional restoration inside, out, under, everywhere. Quality was evident with fit, finish, and parts used, from cowl-induction hood to the 3.31 Tinted glass. Cowl-induction hood, proper Rallye wheels with raised white-letter tires. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $24,396. This car had all the right parts including a block with matching numbers. Price was a little on the light side for this car considering what the buyer was getting. Prices remain strong for these popular Chevys—even for the smaller rat-motored examples. #SP28-1970 PLYMOUTH 'CUDA AAR coupe. SIN BS23J0B306963. Lime green w/ black/black vinyl. Odo: 23,150 miles. 340-ciV8, triple 2-barrel, auto. Excellent paint and application of stripes. Typical ill-fitting hood, door, CLASSIC SHOWCASE The Jaguar Specialists "Offering a fine selection of European Vehicles" Order our FREE quarterly E-Newsletter! •••. •I 92  Jaguar Club News. Classic Car Features Upcoming Events • News and information you can use! --11•1■Inir CLASSIC Visit us online at www.classicshowcase.com Sales 760 747 3188 Buying/Restoration 760.747 9947 Fax 760 747 4021 Preview by appointment please. management@classicshowcase.com system. Body straight, chrome very good, glass clear. The lack of detailing underneath and a few minor dings in the bed kept this example from perfection. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $9,600. In perfect condition, this pickup could do double the bid, but trim, details, etc., all kept it from going higher At the Kruse Sports Car Market Posi rear axle. All paperwork to evidence pedigree touted at sale. One of the best cars of the sale. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $60,000. There are probably more Chevelle SS models on the market today than when they were new, and only top examples such as this are pulling in the big bucks. An LS6 isn't all that rare, but it is all that powerful, and the current musclehungry market allows for a little more room with this one. #455-1970 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO SS pickup. S/N 136800K191475. Medium green metallic/brown pleated vinyl. Odo: 71,438 miles. Sharp looking car with period colors and fine details. Interior not exciting, but factory original except for updated sound


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RM Auctions - Novi, MI  Auburn sale a week later it came up $1,100 shorter than this bid. #625-1970 MERCURY MARAUDER X-100 hardtop coupe. S/N 0Z61N561306. Burgundy/brown. Odo: 41,003 miles. 429-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto, sportsroof. Basically an original car, well cared for but not pampered. Sur- face rust on most of the underside but no body rot; mild amounts of grime underhood. Outside chrome was in great shape. Minimal wear inside. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $9,750. A relatively rare and sought-after Mercury. These were very well appointed but by no means a high-performance car The 1969 model is more desirable than the '70, but the offer called on this one is fair Seller should have pressed to get it sold. #410 1976 CHEVROLET CORVETTE - top coupe. S/N 1Z67L6S442771. Silver metallic/red leather. Odo: 14,049 miles. 502-ci V8, Fl, 4-sp. Lightly used since Lingenfelter high-performance conversion. Paint and trim in very good condition, some minor cracking to rubber seals and top panels. Underside needed lots of attention. Clean, but not spotless, T - fresh application of factory decals. Some orange peel denoted in rear quarter panels. Soft trim had sun-faded look, and glass roof panels were showing aging in the weatherstripping. Ari HYMAN IT D. Classic — ars WE ARE MOVING! I am pleased to announce the grand opening of our new 35,000 sq ft facility. For the last 15 years Hyman Ltd Classic Cars has acted as principle in the acquisition and sale of specialty collector cars. Over the years many of our friends and customers have requested that we take their cars on consigmnent, however our limited space di not allow us to do so. Our new facility will not only give us the ability to expand our service department and showroom, but will provide the opportunity to accept select consignments on a limited basis. Our desire to purchase quality collector cars or complete car collections continues, but in addition I invite you to contact me, or one of my associates to discuss how Hyman Ltd Classic Cars can help you sell your car. Sincerely, Mark Hyman  August 2004  WWW.HYMANLTD.COM 314-524-6000 2310 CHAFFEE ST. LOUIS, MO 63146 93 underhood. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $15,000. With the recent passing of Lingenfelter, it is only a matter of time before the Corvettes he altered for maximum performance start climbing in value. While this is technically just a modified C-3, it has a legend's heritage attached to it, and the seller may want to hold on to it for just a little while longer #SP52 1977 PONTIAC TRANS AM - T - - top coupe. S/N 2W87Z7N228806. White w/eagle decal/blue velour. Odo: 90,340 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Recent repaint with Aluminum wheels highly polished and interior, while not 100% stock, was very well detailed. Underhood had been properly cleaned with nothing added that wasn't factory. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $11,235. The 1968-1981 family of Corvettes had a long life and lots of these still exist. Just barely ahead of the C4 family, early examples of these cars are starting to appreciate quickly. Later editions like this are not that far away in comparison.• Market Reports Engine compartment and chassis cleaner than expected, with normal wear and tear. Small parking-lot crease to the right front fender. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $5,885. For a get-around-town car, this was a bargain baby. Had all the right things except for a 4-speed and the snowflake wheels, but a junior Bandit type could still relive the glory days of CB radios and disco. #444 1981 CHEVROLET CORVETTE - top coupe. S/N 1G 1 AY876XB541895. Red/ tan-red leather. Odo: 37,112 miles. 350-ci V8, 4 T - - bbl, 4 - sp. Professional repaint. No signs of recent stress or trauma to the front of this car.


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Market Reports  al* H&H Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire, U.K. April 7, 2004 Auctioneer:  Niimhar nf Ink.  Number of lots sold:  Sale rate:  Sale total:  High sale:  Simon Hope RA 67 78% $1,211,517 Lot 60, 1973 Ferrari Dino 246GT coupe, sold at $72,198 Premium: 7.5% (included in prices of sold lots) Report by Richard Hudson A - Evans Market opinions in italics turned to their regular venue in the spa town of Buxton for the first of five sales at the userfriendly Pavilion Gardens. The U.K. provincial market leader's menu in Derbyshire consisted of mostly regular fare, and grossed $1.2m with a 78 percent hit rate. The top priced seller, at $72,198, was a 1973 Ferrari Dino 246GT, a right-hand-drive coupe that had been well and regularly fettled during its 31,000 total mileage. Another gem was a lower-mileage Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Berlinetta Touring Sport with just 13,889 kilometers on the clock from new in 1947. Still seemingly remarkably original, the righthand-drive Alfa deservedly raised $69,230. A 1958 190SL Mercedes, a left-hand-drive roadster that first crossed the English Channel in 1959, extensively refurbed during its 39,077 miles, brought $39,560. Truly unique was the front of house "star" lot, the 1952-dated "Clairnionte Special," with rolling chassis designed and manufactured by Colin Chapman. The Lotus guru's project had originally been destined to be called the Lotus Mk. VII, later to become his longest running model. Successfully raced by Clive Clainnonte in period U.K. Club events, though now in dire need of much TLC, the two-seater sports racer was taken on for an under-estimate $23,736. By contrast, a 1931 Riley Nine chassis-based special roadster powered by a 1935 12/4 motor, and in really super condition despite some recent successful eventing, more than doubled its forecast to sell for $38,572. Four E-type Jags crossed the block, led fter their 2004 season opener at the inaugural Historic Motorsport Show, held away from home in February at Stoneleigh, H&H re- by a 1969-built U.S. S24.2 roadster on triple Webers, a left-to-right conversion that sold for $40,550. Another '69 vintage ex-left hooker 94 Sports Car Market 4.2 open-top raised $35,604; a once-LHD 4.2 fixed head of the same year, $29,670; and an always RHD, though cosmetically less sharp 4.2 coupe, $20,770. Appealing to a slightly older and more staid clientele meanwhile, a quartet of ancient Rollers all sold, too, with a tired-looking 1929 Phantom II Park Ward limo raising $25,714, a 1937 Wraith Park Ward-bodied sports sedan, $33,230, a similarly shiny 1939 Wraith with Joseph Cockshoot-built coachwork, $33,041, and a 1949 Park Ward sedan with still original interior, $33,626. A recently restored 1959 Austin-Healey Mk. I "Bugeye" roadster with a cut-out to the rear cockpit rail to accommodate a third passenger, executed by Donald Healey Motor Company of Warwick, made $12,462. A completely unmolested since 1978 Land Rover 88-inch-wheelbase station wagon with just 733 miles on its clock sold for $11,868. Such agricultural workhorses have a faithful following of masochistic fans in the old Empire. H&H Auctions - Buxton, UK Alpe and Saunders, originally Park Ward. 7.8liter six claimed to run, although last used in 1999. Chassis sound, panels fair, paint marked, interior poor. Few owners, all French. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $25,714. At $5,500 below low estimate paid, this huge and funereal galleon was very inexpensively landed. #1 1931 RILEY NINE SPECIAL road- ster. S/N 60G17130. Eng. #35-3977. British Racing Green/dark brown. RHD. Odo: 60,130 miles. Equipped with 1935 12/4 motor. Slightly awkward-looking bodywork. Chassis, Unlike some of their rivals in the U.K., H&H still seem to be able to pull plenty of consignments and punters prepared to buy most of them, the two essential ingredients for any auction to have been a successful exercise for all concerned.—R.H-E. ENGLISH #48-1904 HUMBER ROYAL HUMBEftETTE tourer. S/1■1 B2106. Eng. #572. Blue/ black. RHD. De Dion cylinder barrel on 6.5hp engine. Chassis well presented, paint unmarked but dull. Interior and top fabric good. panels, paint, trim, dash and engine bay all well presented. Successfully Speed evented with very minor wear. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $38,592. Only 2,001 of these were built. This one is ready for weekend hill-climb fun at Shelsey Walsh and Prescott. The huge, doubleestimate result was on the button for such a nicely detailed and presented Riley special. 1933 SINGER NINE roadster. S/N 50439. Eng. #51709. White/red. RHD. Odo: 10,650 miles. 972-cc OHC 14, 4-sp. Mileage is since last restoration. Still very original-looking with old repaint and retrim good. Engine #51 - Cond: 2. SOLD AT $38,572. This is a genuine, albeit gutless, London-to-Brighton-eligible vet in acceptable cosmetic order It was correctly sold at a mid-guide price. However, only a few bucks more would buy a vet with much more satisfring grunt. #50 1929 ROLLS ROYCE PHANTOM - - H limousine. S/N 68NJ. Black/black and fawn. RHD. 6-window limousine bodywork by bay cosmetics only fair. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,836. With only a 972-cc capacity motor to power a 4-seater; Singer Nine performance would be far more like a sedate tourer than a hairy-chested sports car. For a race-with-theturtles ragtop, this one got all the money. #55 1937 ROLLS ROYCE WRAITH se- - dan. S/N 25GVI. Eng. #B11117. Ivory/black. RHD. Former Factory Development Dept. hack. South African resident until 2000, then


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ACHIEVING MORE — CHARGING LESS CLASSIC mommil AUCTIONS r - ■j■ • Entered : 1948 Frazer Nash High Speed Votoring history, under the ha m  r. Ti July 27th & 28th, 2004 Pavilion Gardens, Buxton Further desirable entries are now invited for this forthcoming auction of Fine Historic Motor Cars, Motorcycles and Automobilia. As Europe's leading specialist classic car auctioneers, we have developed a reputation for outstanding customer service and record breaking auction results Our exacting standards mean we achieve the highest auction prices for less commission resulting in a swift and secure sale for you We deliver: • World record breaking prices  • An 80°0 sales record  • 5% sellers commission  • Payment in 8 working days • Secure Clients Account • Full marketing of your car If you would like to enter a vehicle, order a catalogue or simply require further information, please visit our website or contact us for our immediate attention. Tel: +44 (0)1925 730630  Fax: +44 (0)1925 730830  info@classic-auctions.co.uk  H&H Classic Auctions Ltd. Whitegate Farm. Hatton Lane, Hatton, Cheshire WA4 4BZ www.classic-auctions.com Entries in this sale include: 1948 Frazer Nash High Speed. Chassis 421/100/006 (main picture) Second of four High Speed models produced in 1948. TME 924 has an illustrious history having been raced by Serafini for AFN in the Targo Florio and Mite Miglia and afterwards by Tony Crook. Lawrence Mitchell and Peter Scott-Russet with many wins. Last owner since 1976 In the intervening years it has acquired Bob Gerard s ex Cooper Bristol special 12 port head BSX specification engine as would have been used in the Le Mans cars. An important part of the Frazer Nash story. 1992 Ford RS200 (below) Rhd ex-works RS200 freshly built by Mountune. 450 bhp spec car, chassis no167 Fully rose jointed suspension arms, tarmac adj dampers AP brakes all round, adjustable roll bars full Kevlar body panel kit, very low mileage. Speedline 10' x 16" split rims, ideal for racing track days. or rally.  Trot wimp


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Market Reports  received some refurbishment. Panels good, paint flat, part-retrim very good. Chassis clearly sound. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $33,230. The first of two Wraiths of this vintage for sale here, both being in similar condition too, established the going rate for the model. #68-1939 ROLLS-ROYCE WRAITH sedan. S/N WEC 52. Eng. #R5 WC. Cream over brown/brown. RHD. Odo: 62,303 miles. Recent cosmetic refurb with panels and door fit very good. Unmarked repaint with very few Australia, where restored. Very good repaint, rechrome, and retrim. Chassis, panels, and door fit all good. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $30,660. Auctioneers and their client were ambitiously seeking slightly more, but wisely settled for less, which, in any case, was enough for this restored example-not restored any better than average. #6-1958 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100/6 road- ster. S/N BN4056893. Eng. #26DRM56893. Maroon/black. RHD. Returned home from South Africa in 1997, since then partially refurbed with sound panels. Paint inconsistent. H&H Auctions - Buxton, UK Odo: 40,441 miles. Mileage is total since 1999 restoration. Body, paint, chrome, interior and engine bay all still good; only minor wear. Originally LHD. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $27,692. This top-estimate money paid was a near-retail result. An original RHD car would have fetched even more. The current market here places a higher value on genuine right- or lefthand drivers than conversions. #29-1961 ALVIS TD21 coupe. S/N 26599. Eng. #26160. Gunmetal/red. RHD. Odo: 18,404 miles. 3.0-liter 16, 4-sp. Panels bumpy, door fit poor. Paint has many nicks, chrome only fair. Original leather dry but still good. shrinkage splits. Chrome and interior good. Current owner bought in 1989. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $33,041. Manchester coachbuilder Joseph Cockshoot's 1939 London Motor Show stand car Virtually the same money was paid for what your reporter rated was the more interesting of the two Wraiths crossing the block. #41-1952 LOTUS CLAIRMONTE SPECIAL roadster. S/N G5 I . Eng. #1205. British Racing Green/cream. RHD. Very early ColinChapman designed chassis (destined to be, though never allocated Lotus Mk VII identity), completed and raced in period by first owner Interior worn. Stainless-steel exhaust fitted. Car driven to auction. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $19,780. The 100/6 was essentially a 2+2, 6cylinder version of the 100/4. This was about right for the least desirable version of the big Healeys, especially in this condition with needs. #13-1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY SPRITE MK I roadster. S/N AN512586. Eng. #9CUH11803. White/red. RHD. 948-cc 14, 4-sp. Recently well restored, with only minor cosmetic wear to paint, chrome, and trim. Genuine bugeye (or frogeye) bonnet in steel happily still intact. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $12,462. First gear warned to be noisy. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,912. Alvis models were made in relatively low volume-only 1,060 TD21 coupes were made from '58 to '62-so well preserved or restored cars can command high prices. But this Coventry classic, an externally scruffil example, sold for more than enough. #45-1961 MGA 1600 coupe. S/N GHD99172. Eng. #16GAUH22831. Olde English White/brown. RI-ID. Odo: 6,364 miles. Mileage since 1986 refurb. 1.6-liter 14, 4-sp. Panels very good. Paint okay, chrome pitted. Clive Claimionte. Only one hill climb since 1973 resto, though now in dire need of next makeover. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $23,736. Such one-offs are mighty difficult to value. Even with the Chapman connection, this pre-Lotus Special could only raise $2,000 less than its strongly pitched forecast price. #54-1955 MG TF roadster. S/N FT20201. Eng. #XPEG3026. Red/red. RHD. 1.5-liter, 4-sp. Recently returned home from South Special Donald Healey-executed cut-out in rear of cockpit to accommodate 3rd passenger Considering the extremely rare spec of this particular Mlc I, and its presentable condition, the mid-guide price paid may turn out to have been inexpensive. #58-1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MK I 2+2 roadster. S/N HBT7L7606. Eng. #29DRUH10888. Blue over ivory/blue. RHD. Interior excellent. Period-correct Motalita wood steering-wheel rim and boot-top rack. Lucas spotlights. Wire wheels show poorly. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $13,351. Car was being offered in bereavement, which might explain the lack of pre-sale attention. Considering the severe cosmetic deterioration and many needs, the price paid seemed very generous. #25-1965 SUNBEAM ALPINE SERIES V roadster. S/N 395000178. Eng. #395000178. 96  Sports Car Market


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H&H Auctions - Buxton, UK  White/red. RHD. Odo: 36,400 miles. 1725-cc 14, 4-sp. Unlikely to be genuine total mileage. Cosmetic makeover not long ago with repaint still good. Chrome fair. Interior very good. Period hardtop, radio. All electrical equipment claimed to work. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $7,715. Although Alpines aren't known for sprightly performance, the latter 1725-cc versions are appreciably faster This was enough for the condition, even though H&H and the seller had been hoping for a little more. #32-1967 MGC GT coupe. S/N GCD1/ 766G. Eng. #29GRVH562. British Racing Green/black. RHD. Odo: 96,723 miles. 2.9liter 16, 4-sp. Very well refurbished. Panels and door fit super; repaint. Rear wheel arches #59-1969 JAGUAR XKE SII 4.2 roadster. S/N IR7485. Eng. #7R1985-9. Olde English White/red. RHD. Odo: 12,226 miles. 4-sp. Mileage since 1991 restoration. Conversion to RHD, carbs changed to triple Webers. Much 1144 _ - 1 _  • 111;',,,. ,  • Market Reports 4-sp. Originally a U.S. LHD car, converted to U.K. spec. Seller bought in 2002 but still has photos of older restoration. Panels and fit fair. Old repaint marked, seats worn. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $20,770. This was a mid-estimate result for a coupe—not super pretty, but allegedly all working. #86-1970 MARCOS 3000GT coupe. S/N 3M5466. Dark blue/red. RHD. Odo: 39,400 miles. 3.0-liter 16, 4-sp. Evidence of old refurb of paint and interior. Cosmetically now only fair. Panels seemingly sound. Cond: 3. . SOLD AT $40,550. $3,700 over top guide price was paid for a well-presented, albeit steering-converted export roadster renewed. Panel fit sharp. Paint, chrome, and trim still good. Chrome wires. New top excellent. Includes extensive documentation. Cond: 1 #20-1969 JAGUAR XICE SII 4.2 coupe. S/N 1R20119. Eng. #7R32079. Primrose yellow/black. RHD. Odo: 81,213 miles. slightly flared. Lovely Webasto sunroof. Interior good with only minor wear. Green-spoked Minilites with polished rims. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $14,242. The MGC never offered the significant improvement in performance that its 6-cylinder engine might hint of The rare equipment of this C deserved its top-end sale price. SOLD AT $7,516. The 3000GT was known for its high power-to-weight ratio and strong performance, but they haven't caught on well with collectors today. Spot-on price for a fairly early GT from fern Marsh's minnow marque. #65-1972 ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE 2+2 coupe. S/N AM6012RA. Eng. #4004940SVC. Champagne/black. RHD. Odo: 9,328 miles. 4.0-liter 16, 4-sp. 9K miles since last $39,000 refurb. Panels, paint, and chrome all very sharp. Original interior still good. Auto Collectors Garage 9848 Southwest Freeway Houston, Tx 713-541-2281 fax 713-541-2286 www.autocollectorsgarage.com sales@autocollectorsgarage.com 1970 Jaguar XKE Cony. 4.2; 4 speed New Interior & Top; Red / Tan $39,900 VA' 410 H 1971 Jaguar XKE Coupe 4.2; 4 Speed Factory A/C; Power Steering Yellow / Black  $27,900 1965 Mustang 2+2; Rd/Wht Pony Int. 289-225 HP; Pwr Strg & Brakes; A/C Auto; Rally Pk.; GT Opts $24,900 August 2004  1974 Maserati Bora 4.9 V-8; 5 Speed Factory A/C; Recent Full Service 8,500 miles!!!! $59,900 1995 Mercedes S-600 Coupe; V-12 All Options; Records & Recent Major Service; White / Grey  $34,900 97


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Market Reports  H&H Auctions - Buxton, UK 4114 Cond: 2. SOLD AT $20,770. The Vantage was a poor post-DB6, pre-V8 relation of the Aston family, and doesn't command the money of either Well bought at about $1,300 less than the low estimate. #72-1972 ASTON MARTIN V8 2+2. S/N V811049RCA. Eng. #V5401049. Black/tan. RHD. 5.3-liter V8, auto. Was stored for several years. Body sound. Paint flat and poor. for what, sadly, has become an unloved model in the retro marketplace. #17-1982 KVA GT40 REPLICA coupe. S/N KVA-397. Eng. #BA5-9004. Red/black. RHD. Rear-mounted 1.6-liter turbo Ford 14, 4-sp. Unused since 1990. GRP panels excellent, paint very good too. Interior good. Engine and turbo freshly rebuilt. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $18,198. This is just a replica that borrows many of its parts from the Ford Cortina. r Original interior fair. Electrics claimed to be in order. Overall, needs a lot of work. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $10,880. The top guide price paid was extravagant for such a scruffil-looking automatic-equipped car #15-1975 TRIUMPH TR6 roadster. S/N CR001508HE. Red/black. RHD. Odo: 71,300 miles. 2.5-liter 16, 4-sp. Fully restored 3 years ago. Cosmetically still very sharp. Paint, Thanks to employing real GT40 panels for his body molds, Ford employee Attwell 's steelframed specials in GRP really look the biz. A new value was established at this sale. But how will you explain owning the world's slowest GT40 to those who think it's the real thing? #35-1985 CATERHAM SEVEN SUPERSPRINT roadster. S/N1 K530018R. Eng. #16XF2350685. Red/black. RHD. Ode: 39,000 miles. 1.7-liter Ford 14, freshly rebuilt/ modified to 150 bhp. Chassis and exposed suspension finish only fair. Panels including mudguards very good. Original paint good, magnolia. RHD. Odo: 97,086 miles. 6.75-liter V8. Factory-fit turbo grille. Some bubbling under paint. Interior original; leather very good. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $18,297. The price paid is generous as it is, and will have been way too much if that paint lifis. ster. S/N 012404865. Silver/gray. RHD. Odo: 34,000 miles. 3.8-liter 16, 4-sp. Built in the early '90s from a Jaguar 3.8 S donor car. Acceptable cosmetic wear to paint, chrome, #76-1990 KOUGAR REPLICA road- and leather. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $17,406. The Kougar is a well-constructed Jag-engined 1950s Healey Silverstone look-alike. With an impressive power-to-weight ratio and affordable parts availability, Kougars are reportedly entirely practical to enjoy. This one was sold for the correct amount. FRENCH #39-1924 PANHARD-LEVASSOR 14/20 landaulette. S/N 58513. Eng. #58513. Black over maroon over black/black front; beige rear. RHD. Original Salmons and Son landaulette coachwork with carriage-type doors. 2.3-liter sleeve-valve 14, 3-sp. Claimed never to have been fully restored in 80 years. Last repaint chrome, and interior good. Engine bay well presented. Converted for unleaded gas. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $13,450. The generally nice condition of this original RI-ID UK car (most TRs crossing blocks hereabouts tend to be tarted-up ex-LHD models) really warranted this high retail result. #33-1978 PANTHER LIMA roadster. S/N 4564. Eng. #23H332518. Silver/black. RHD. Odo: 21,400 miles. 2.3-liter Vauxhall 14, 5-sp. Built on a Vauxhall floorpan. Miles likely genuine. Car mostly original, though car description claims completely rebuilt. Chassis and panels good. Paint and interior fair. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $3,655. The Lima offered a 1930s-style body on a '70s-era chassis, but their popularity didn't last long. Spot-on price 98 trim worn. Desirable De Dion rear end with Quaife limited-slip. Alloy wheels. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $13,055. After going unsold here last time, being offered without reserve guaranteed a definite result this time, the buyer paying exactly the right money, too. Although with the suspension replated/powder-coated, this Caterham, one of the officially sanctioned descendants of Chapman 's original primitive Seven, could most likely have raised $5,000 more. #26-1988 BENTLEY EIGHT sedan. S/N 24671. Eng. #6517624101/9. Tudor Red/ 41'  I38 still fair, largely original interior surprisingly good. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $29,670. Sold for just enough to be fair for everyone. Such 1920s non-sporting automobiles have become hard to sell, though this old character not only oozed period charm, but should have some earning potential as a movie extra. Sports Car Market


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 H&H Auctions - Buxton, UK  #69-1926 TALBOT 17/75 DVS tourer. SIN 707-62277. Eng. #DVS66132. Light blue over dark blue/dark blue. RHD. Recently fully rebodied and restored, cosmetically still fresh with only minor wear. Car formerly owned by Jules Moriceux, of the French Talbot race Market Reports fenders marked, original interior fair, transmission recently refurbed. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $13,846. The top bid barely met the required minimum, confirming the market price for these particularly good-looking German-made specials based on an Opel Senator MAN team. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $44,506. Although, on paper, this 1920s Talbot was claimed to be unique; in the metal, it was far too brand-new looking. Even so, H&H secured a change of ownership for the desired money, which is something two other U.K. auction houses have failed to do when they tried to sell it in recent months. GERMAN #16-1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL roadster. SIN 1210408501147. Eng. #1219211001132. Light blue metallic/blue. Odo: 39,077 miles. Well and totally restored during recent years with panels fit, repaint, rechrome, and retrim all excellent. Period- 65 + Cars In Inventory 13ii ■ mg. Trading and Consigning American Eurospons, Rolls/Bentley and collection Liquidations. Always Buying. Vet): Vintagemotorssarasota.com 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Fuel Injected, 283c1/283hp, 3 Tuxedo Black / Silver coves / Red Interior, nicely restored. S78,500 2003 Bentley Amage T Silver Tempest/Tangiere,Twin Turbo, Sunroof, Turned alloy dash, $260K new, 8200 miles. ,  $198,000 V , c  , - ....._:_......_  -- r."-V.  1955 Mercedes Benz 3005 ---igik — Q„, fir g,  S- t ,  4  1941 Ford Sedan Delivery Maroon w/ Tan int, 221cu in flathead V8, 85 hp, 3-speed standard column gearshift $49,900 . r L .! August 2004 1936 Lincoln Jenkins Berline Town Car Split windsheild, V12 $185,000 Tempero is proud to create hand-crafted reproductions of many of the world's most famous sports and racing cars. Our cars are based on the manufacturer's original designs, and are built to each customer's individual specifications. They have been upgraded to reflect modern requirements of safety and performance. Each car is lovingly and skillfully constructed from sheet aluminum using the time-honored methods employed by reputable coach building companies. Classics start at $130,000. Temper° has also custom-built these 1950-1960 racing classics' 3 XKSS In Production Short Nose D-Type  C-Type  Lightweight E-Type  XJ13  Lister Costin 99 Cabriolet. Burgundy/Saddle, Complete professional , fi 411 restoration by reknown Kienle. $295,000 XKSS DBR2 LAKGDEOMCcD /ROM START 7C fIXISk- DAILY E Long Nose D-typtA or SARASOTA, INC_ VINTAGE MOTORS EXCLUSIVE FACTORY AGENT OF correct Notek lamps nice. Fully charted history. Original delivery in Germany; mileage since 1959 when first in UK. Regular maintenance through the years, stored in climate-controlled garage. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $39,560. Impeccable provenance and fiissy condition meant that well over guide price was still a good investment. #9-1982 BITTER 3.0 SC coupe. S/N 5260074. Eng. #T30E0012010R. Red/white. RHD. Odo: 44,000 miles. 3.0-liter 16, auto. Ex-factory demonstrator. Repaint thick, panels good, paint somewhat flat with minor marks. Brightwork fair. Original fawn interior. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $69,230. A special car and really the buy of the auction. These big 6Cs trade in a thin market, but they are eligible for nearly every event, and, so long as you have very strong arms for the ponderous low-speed steering, can be pleasant to drive. #52-1947 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 coupe. S/N 916.015. Eng. #926332. Red/fawn. RHD. Odo: 13,889 kilometers. 2443-cc 16, 4-sp. Genuine mileage from new. Incredibly undisturbed with well-charted history. Chassis and 2836 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234, USA Phone: 941-355-6500 Fax: 941-359-0810 saleso tem perocars.com Web: Vintagemotorssarasota.com


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Market Reports  #60-1973 FERRARI DINO 246 CT coupe. S/N 06900. Blue Chiaro/beige. RHD. Odo: 31,000 miles. Three owners. 1980 restored, $18,000 refurb in 1999, clearly well Potts Auction Company - Chickamauga, GA The sale was announced as a reserve Potts Auction Company Chickamauga, Georgia April 24, 2004 Auctioneers: .. Denny Wilbanks, Rick Potts and Jeff Potts Number of lots.  maintained since. Panels, paint, chrome, alloys, and leather all excellent with only minor wear. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $72,198. At about $2,300 over the auction house's top forecast price and above normal market value, the top bid can be justified by the fine condition of this rare RHD Dino. AMERICAN #27-1930 ESSEX CHALLENGER road- ster. S/N 1152810. Eng. #1107769. Caramel over brown/brown. RHD. Bodied in Sydney, shipped here in 2000 from Tasmania, where it had been a museum car. Chassis, bodywork, the car collection of Frank Pierce. Like many boys, Pierce grew up loving T paint, chrome and interior all very good with only minor wear. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $14,440. Essex was Hudson 's mass-produced nameplate until 1933. That said, they still haven't found a lot of respect in the collector car world. The price paid for this always-RHD Aussie-bodied Detroit chassis was about right. 1964 DODGE DART convertible. S/N 7346-205024. Eng. #V17605. Blue over white over blue/blue. LHD. Odo: 60,857 miles. Slant 6, push-button auto. Refurbished recently. #31 - cars. He would hang around the local dealerships, waiting with bated breath for new models to arrive. When the salesmen got tired of him, he would move on to visit the gas stations and garages. His family didn't have much money, so the cars he loved remained elusive fantasies for the balance of his childhood. But by the time he was a grown man, Pierce's keen interest in automobiles had made him many friends. With their help and a little luck, he found himself elected mayor of his small town. As a partner in a real estate venture, he made his fortune—and set about turning his boyhood dreams into an impressive collection. Pierce's collection was as eclectic as any I've seen. He owned trucks, classic cars, sports cars, and special interest cars, 50 in all, from a 1912 Model T truck to a 2003 Hummer H2. Many of the cars had very low miles, some apparently bought new and seldom driven. If there was any dominant marque, it would have to be Mercedes: His nine Benzes included a 1967 600 limo and two 1998 ML320s. Repaint mainly good. Interior and power-top fabric fresh. Engine bay crudely finished. Description notes some travel in the brake pedal. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $8,308. Although not sold live, the absolute minimum was quickly wrung out of the final bidder before auctioneer Hope's gavel had cooled. The buyer certainly got lots of 1960s open-top American motoring for the price.• 100  Rick, Jeff, and the rest of the Potts family were truly excited to be holding the auction, and put together a well-run show where everybody felt welcome. Chickamauga, Georgia, is a small town and the Potts seemed to know everybody, forging alliances with the locals to turn the auction into a town event. Boy Scouts parked cars, civic organizations sold food, and with no admission charge, the house was packed. Number of lots sold:  Sales rate:  Sales total-  High sale:  79 65 82% $1,333,541 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V limo sold at $66,875 Premium: 7% (included in prices of sold lots) :44k4 Report by Steve Ahlgrim Market opinions in italics he family-run Potts Auction Company is a veteran of the North Georgia auction scene, but this was its first automobile sale, held to auction off auction, but it was made clear that no reasonable bid would be refused. The cars were all well presented, with ample opportunity to make inspections. In Georgia, it is not necessary to title cars over 10 years old, so many of the cars were sold on bill of sale only. A total of 69 vehicles were offered, including a few motorcycles; the Pierce collection accounted for 50 lots, while the rest were consignments. An incredible 67 of the vehicles found new homes. The high sale was a 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V limousine, which made a whopping $66,875, while low-price honors went to a $428 Nash Metropolitan in need of full restoration that just edged out a non-running Maserati Biturbo's $481. Other interesting sales included a '63 Corvette fuelie, a bargain at $52,965; a pair of customized 1990 pickups that averaged $19,000; and beautiful, stock-appearing '74 Pantera, sold at a low $30,700. The pre-war lots seemed to appeal to the locals, with a Ford Model T rumble seat sports coupe hitting a home run at $23,000, a '39 Ford Tudor over the top at another $23k, and a non-running '29 Pierce Arrow that was well bought at $22,400. Chickamauga is a fair distance from Atlanta or any other major city, so the auction was populated mostly by locals, though there was a sprinkling of serious out-of-town buyers. The locals bid hard against each other for the oddities like the 7,000-mile Lincoln Blackwood, but the collectors and dealers didn't seem to have much competition. While the serious collector cars made prices a bit on the soft side, some of the low-mileage oddities made up for it with very strong money. Fortunately for the Potts and the Pierces, it all evened out for a fun and successful day.—S.A. ENGLISH #420-1961 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM V limousine. S/N 5LAT64. Silver with black/ front leather, rear cloth. Odo: 85,574 miles. 380-ci V8, auto. Paint nice. Body and chassis looked good with no indication of the usual Rolls rust. Good wood but worn chrome. Very nice interior. Service records, owner's book with history. Reportedly was owned by Red Skelton. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $72,225. The Phantom Vs are monsters, huge on the inside and really huge on the outside. There were only about 1,000 produced and this one has the most popular Park Ward coachwork It has Sports Car Market


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Potts Auction Company - Chickamauga, GA  been very well kept. The high sale of the day, it sold to a prominent Atlanta antique dealer to be resold at his summer auction. GERMAN #427-1967 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 lim- ousine. S/N 1000121200842. Blue/greenish gold. Odo: 78,540 kilometers. 6.3-liter V8, auto. Short-wheelbase example without jump seats. Clean, straight body with thin, somewhat weak paint. Wood starting to delaminate. Back curtains rotting and falling apart. Leather in • .-:.•4-4! gAil bidding war with someone who missed the 560 because this was way more than I would have expected, say, $10k more. It was low mileage and except for the afiermarket wires, looked nice, but it wasn't a 560. #430-1984 MERCEDES-BENZ 380SE very good condition. Appeared complete and in good but not sharp condition. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $31,993. Big 600s pop up every once in a while and always seem like a lot of car for the money. They have an imposing presence and are usually in good condition. It 's a trap, beware! The 600 has many complicated components; parts are hard to find and can be obscenely expensive. The market is thin, so prices on 600s are all over the board. Wellsorted cars with records from a specialist bring a premium. This one was a bit short of retail. could expect in an unrestored 6.3. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $13,375. You can't understand a 6.3 without driving one. They look like a gardenvariety Benz but when you step on the gas, hold on. Few contemporary 4-door cars have a following like the 6.3. Restored, they can bring high teens. This was an impressive number for an unrestored example. #414-1974 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL convertible. S/N 10704412015871. Yellow/ tan leather. Odo: 10,288 miles. 4.5-liter V8, auto. Repainted hood and maybe a little more. Like-new interior. Very good to excellent glass, top, and chrome. Clean chassis and engine compartment. Two tops, aftermarket wire wheels. A low-mile example that looked the part. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $29,960. The buyer of this car, a local new-car dealer, also bought lot 413, the 560SL. He must have been in a Classic Car Insurance Costs Less Than You Think! sedan. S/N WDBCA32B1EA081049. Dark blue/tan leather. Odo: 79,583 miles. 3.8-liter V8, auto. On the good side: Clean body, good #428-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SEL 6.3 sedan. S/N 10901812005388. Tan/brown leather. Odo: 49,105 miles. Auto. Very nice body. Fading paint. Clean interior with good leather, Coco mats, wood cracking. Good wheels and clean chassis. As good as you Market Reports paint, and nice interior. On the other side: Corroding chrome, rusty wheels, crusty chassis, and dirty engine compartment. Looks like a Northern car that made its way to Georgia. RR Rath" 1970 SCCA Trans AM Camaro SCCA Brass Tag #72AS43 Contact Gary Gandy to discuss your classic car insurance needs. wish Heacock INSURANCE (800) 678-5173 Instant quotes online at: www.parishheacock.com  August 2004 • In the SCCA. Trans Am's heyday, General Motors engineers Richard Hoffman & David Horchler formed H&H Engineering to compete in the SCCA Trans Am Series. The 1970 Camaro pictured is the car H&H campaigned in the early and mid '70s. • Relatively untouched since its original career, the car was purchased by RR racing in 2001 and underwent an extensive nut and bolt restoration to original specification. Extensive documentation of both the original car and its restoration accompany this offering. • Trans Am Tag number 72A543 made its second debut in spring of 2001 and has been competing and winning ever since. Driven by lack Cowell since restoration, numerous podium finishes accompany its class championship in the 2003 H5R Rolex Endurance series. • Offered for sale at $179,000 USD, this car is built to a superb standard with the best correct pieces available throughout It has extensive spares and is ready to race, win, and provide lots of fun for its new owner. "ebeg serviced i (rffltl  Vingage Racing Services, Inc. ,„„. 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614 tel: 203 377-6745 • fax: 203 386-0486 Infoomtageracingserwes.com WWW.VINTAGERACINGSERVICES.COM te 101


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Market Reports Cond: 2. SOLD AT $9,202. Pierce had a building full of nice Mercedes and this one just didn't seem to fit in. There was nothing special about it, and it wasn't up to the quality of his other cars. But at least two people thought enough of it to bid 40 percent more than I would have called it. Maybe the relatively low miles made up for the condition. #413-1988 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SL convertible. S/N WDBBA48D408321938. Black/black leather. Odo: 22,000 miles. 5.6liter V8, auto. Beautiful paint, as-new interior. Two tops. Mercedes cars usually age well and Potts Auction Company - Chickamauga, GA The buyer probably could have moved up to a newer model for the same money, but then he would have missed the auction experience. #416-1998 MERCEDES-BENZ ML320 SUV. S/N 4JGAB54E6WA015177. White/tan leather. Odo: 3,305 miles. 3.2-liter V6, auto. Not a swirl in the paint, not a bug in the windshield. Tires still had nubs. Just like you'd expect for 3,300 miles. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $26,322. One of two '98 ML320s at this sale. colors with the angle viewed says it all: this one was tacky. Pierce bought it several years back at the Dalton Georgia Ed Weaver estate sale. Ed had many Lamborghinis and Pierce didn't pick up that Ed chose quantity over quality. At $20m it went for low price in the value guides but that was still all the money. #409-1973 DE TOMASO PANTERA coupe. S/N THPVVNP15483. Green/black leather. Odo: 13,200 miles. 361-ci V8, 4-bbl, 5-sp. Glass-like paint on straight body. Sharp interior featuring leather covered seats. Chassis, trunk, and engine compartment nicely detailed. Incorrect chrome rear bumper. No wing, no flares, or any of the other modifications found on your average car-show Franken his one's no disappointment. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $29,960. There are two kinds of 560SLs, collector-quality and driver-quality. Driverquality cars sell in the mid teens and collector-quality cars jump up to high $20s. This was one of the best around and there is probably a little more money left here. #429-1988 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SEL sedan. S/N WDBCA25DXJA388477. Silver/ maroon synthetic. Odo: 161,033 miles. 3.0liter 16, auto. Chipped original paint. Good interior that is starting to show wear. Cracked No story was given on how Mr Pierce ended up with two MLs. Is there a market for a new 6year-old SUV? Apparently two people thought so. The bid was probably $8,000 over an average example. The miles make it an oddity but certainly not collectable. Seems a silly price for a grocery-store cruiser #417-1998 MERCEDES-BENZ ML320 SUV. S/N 4JGAB54E4WA016850. Black/ grey leather. Odo: 58,889 miles. 3.2-liter V6, auto. The daily driver. Clean and straight outside with no significant marks, driver's seat Pantera. This one was about as nice as they get. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $30,709. Pantera owners couldn't keep their hands off their cars. Sure, Panteras had their share of issues but styling wasn't one of them. It was refreshing to see a virgin example of one of Ghia 's best designs even if it was the compromised rubber-bumper model. At 5,200 units, Panteras aren't scarce but they are hotter than ever If you blinked, you missed them going from $20k to $30k. Great cars will get into the $40s. Give the buyer time to properly vet out this car and it should soon do a good $7,500 more. and delaminated wood. Good condition for the mileage. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $5,243. Mercedes—at least the older ones—seem to last forever Their interiors are the best in the industry and the motors don't seem to give up. 161,000 miles on most cars and they're ready for the junk yard. This one has a lot of life left. The seller paid exactly what the car was worth. #404-1997 MERCEDES-BENZ S500 se- dan. S/N WDBGA51G6VA351970. Black/tan leather. Odo: 22,326 miles. 5.0-liter V8, auto. A garage queen. Looked as if it had never seen sunlight. Properly prepared without a mark slightly distorted from use by a big driver but otherwise a clean interior with minimal wear. No wheel scuff, good tires. Heavy tint on rear windows. A used car that has been well taken care of. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,190. Another Mr Pierce car The buyer was right on the money until the commission was added. After commission this was slightly more than market. The buyer got a well-kept example that should make a good workhorse with the added benefit of a good story. ITALIAN #445-1971 LAMBORGHIN1 ESPADA 2+2. S/N 8029. Black/black leather. Odo: 55,661 kilometers. 3.9-liter V12, 6x2-bbl carbs, 5-sp. The fright pig of the sale. Paint okay, on a somewhat lumpy body. Bad side molding, aging chrome. Perforated leather seats reupholstered with cheap hides; cheap carpet kit. &  ..; Add-on rear spoiler and front air dam. Miles have to be wrong. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $482. Sold for $1,000 before the buyer came to his senses and reneged. Reran with a more appropriate $450 bid. Biturbos are a blast to drive but they had one of the worst build qualities in Italian car in history. The bodies rust, the interiors fall apart, and the engines were prone to expensive maintenance. There are probably more Biturbo parts cars than running driving ones. Now there's one more headed for Biturbo heaven. inside or out. Cond: I. SOLD AT $37,450. Purchased new by Mr Pierce. Driven just over 4,000 miles a year Well over book value but not terribly out of line considering the mileage. 102 JAPANESE Rattle-can underhood restoration, worn hood pad. Need I say more? Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $19,902. The wide gold pinstripe that changed #411-1992 LEXUS SC400 coupe. S/N JT8VZ30C2N0014801. Gold/leather. Odo: Sports (or Market #449-1984 MASERATI BITURBO coupe. S/N ZAMAL1108EB17581. White/tan. Odo: 16,780 miles. Presentable paint on decent body. Black trim and rubber starting to get chalky. 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Market Reports 35,000 miles. 4.0-liter V8, auto. Almost-new condition. Rear deck spoiler. Nearly flawless inside and out. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $21,293. Barely used You could not find one in any better condition. When you have 50 cars—as this Eljk gig '3 - Or r 4,1 '<!: seller—you can't use any of them very much. The buyer paid almost two times the value of an average '92 SC400. Unfortunately he bought an oddity rather than a collectable car The value will plunge if he drives it and will just decline if he doesn't. AMERICAN #425-1912 FORD MODEL T depot hack. S/N 948301. Restored to a high standard. Wood, metal, paint, interior all near perfect. Started well and ran perfect. Nothing to knock. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $18,190. Maybe the best restored car at the auction. If you spend engine started easily and ran well. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $9,630. Sold at the high end of the scale, this Chevy had plenty of eye appeal. There is no upside in the purchase, but it should be a fun car to own for not much money. enough money, paint and interior are pretty easy to make right. Wood's an entirely different problem. The wood guy did an excellent job either restoring or rebuilding the upper truck body. The buyer probably paid half of the restoration cost. #421-1917 HUDSON SUPER SIX MODEL J sedan. S/N J48083. Blue with black fenders/black vinyl. Odo: 13 miles. 289-ci 16, 3-sp. Older restoration. Cracked paint on belt and radiator hose missing. Just the place to drop a lot of money. Cond: 3 - dash. Wheels for side mounts missing. Tires in back seat of the car, red wood-spoke wheels. Missing parts. Nice tourer but not for show. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $20,865. The most common Hudson body type of that year; sold at a higher-than-expected price. 1928 DODGE VICTORY 6 coupe. S/N AA36001. Tan with black fenders/tan cloth. Odo: 13,334 miles. 208-ci 16, 3-sp. Panel fit was better than new. Conservative but attractive paint in excellent condition. Great chrome and glass. Excellent interior work. #412 - 104 . SOLD AT $22,470. This was one of the most expensive cars of its era. A bit long in the tooth and not running, reportedly due to a spun bearing. Running, it should have been one of the big sales of the day. Not running, the sale price was about half what an average car should bring. #403 1930 FORD MODEL A rumble- seat coupe. S/N A678088. Red w/black fenders/grey leather. Great paint on a straight clean body. Leather interior looks like it was just installed. Brightwork and trim looks just right. Expert restoration. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $23,540. This was a top-end Model A and the buyers knew it. The attractive color Sports Car Market 1929 PIERCE ARROW 133 sedan. S/N 125S122. Black/green accents Odo: 45,018 miles. 366-ci 18, 3-sp. Older restoration. Minor paint cracking. Tires stained, wheel paint chipped, plating thin. Non-running, fan #438 - Good detailing in the engine compartment. Someone spent a lot of money on this car and it shows. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $22,470. This Victory 6 was only built in 1928 and 1929 and at $1,170 was at the top of Dodge's price list. This really top example sold for well over expectation. Imagine, a restoration that actually paid off! #442 1928 CHEVROLET LANDAU - coupe. S/N N12744. Green with black wings/ green corduroy. Odo: 502 miles. 171-ci 14, 3-sp. 502 miles since restoration. Unfortunately that must have been a while back. Paint wearing. Nice interior and under chassis. Oily Potts Auction Company - Chickamauga, GA combination added to the value of the car, as did the leather trunk and dual side-mounts. An over-the-top number for an over-the-top car. #439 1930 PIERCE ARROW MODEL B - seat coupe. S/N 125CF178. Green/ black top/tan broadcloth. Odo: 87,059 miles. 366-ci 18, 3-sp. Older restoration starting to rumble - show its age. Nice interior. Good chrome and good detailing are hurt by cracking paint and some rough edges. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $37,450. Collectors can't resist a namesake car, and Frank had two Pierces. This one would be more attractive in a different color Freshening the paint will not be cheap, so the sale was about right. 1931 BUICK SERIES 50 coupe. S/N 2856. Green/black fenders/brown velour. Very nice nut-and-bolt restoration. Excellent paint. Fresh interior. Chassis and engine look like new. Opera seating, neat gas ration sticker. #433 - _ -UJ  !Or 1116 •  • " • • Cond: 2. SOLD AT $18,618. 1931 was the first year for the Buick straight 8. Buick built 14 models for 1931 divided into four series. The auction called this one a two-door sedan which should make it a Series 50. Top money for a car in great shape. #407 1954 CHEVROLET BEL AIR con- vertible. S/N C54B022406. Pumpkin Orange/ tan vinyl. Odo: 8,522 miles. 235-ci Blue Flame 16, 3-sp. Painted but not restored. Excellent body and chrome. Good panel fit, excellent paint without going overtop. Chrome, top, and


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Potts Auction Company - Chickamauga, GA  interior all as nice as could be expected. Original spare. Reported to be an 8,500-mile car and very well could have been. A top quality survivor. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $29,104. A star of the auction. Everything about this Chevy added to its presence. The ultra low miles set the stage for a big number The factory fender skirts, power top, and a/c were big pluses, too. This car could have brought much more without raising any eyebrows. This should make for one very happy new owner #475-1955 FORD CROWN VICTORIA hardtop coupe. S/N U5GW130108. White over turquoise/turquoise vinyl. Odo: 58,266 miles. 272-ci V8, 3-sp. Nicely restored, nicely detailed throughout. Great paint, chrome, and interior, marred by cracked driver's window. tion adds $5,000 or more to today's value. This was an attractive car and a real head-turner Sale price was mid-value. Fix the window and it could bring a bit more. #426-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR hardtop coupe. S/N VC57B179287. Red/red vinyl. Odo: 3,296 miles. 283-ci V8, Power Pack, auto. All the right stuff. Fender skirts, wide whitewalls, ps, pb, factory tissue dispenser, Continental kit, spinner hubcaps. Paint near perfect. Fresh interior, nicely detailed through out. Market Reports #405-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD roadster. SIN D7FH222700. White/white and black vinyl. Odo: 16,785 miles. 312-ci V8, auto. An older restoration to good standards. - 10mgttt N11161 ■ : Well optioned with a/c, power windows, power seat, power steering, fender skirts, and bumper guard. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $17,548. Ford did a few things right in the mid '50s and the Crown Vic was one of them. Built with a painted top or a glass top, the $200 glass op- Fully restored. Chrome window trim and some other brightwork a little weak but really not much to pick on. Cond: I. SOLD AT $40,660. There has to be a '57 Chevy option repro factory out there somewhere. It seems like every auction someone finds an new obscure option to put on their car I doubt many people stepped up for the tissue dispenser in 1957 and I doubt this car had one new. There were at least two people who really wanted this car and the very generous bid reflects it. nice body with good panel fit and no apparent rust, paint still looked good but was short of show standards. Chrome was good for its age; large wiper scratch. Interior restored but didn't look fresh. Engine compartment and trunk also good but not sharp. Door handle lying on seat. 2 tops. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $24,289. Early T-Birds have been hot from the day they were first built. Popularity peaked in the '90s due to an aging enthusiast base, but it appears they're starting to pick up in value again. A good supply of afiermarket parts keeps restoration costs within the range of sanity. Three power options spread market values from $25,000 to over $100,000. This entry-level "D" model was a very good buy at a shade under the Pocket Price Guide low. #441-1959 FORD GALAXIE hardtop coupe. S/N H9AS198071. White over Vintage Rallies 2004! NEW ENGLANb 1000 Vermont, New Hampshire 61 Maine! 4 Driving Days—May 23 to 28 1975 or earlier sports, racing or CT cars $3995 per couple, all inclusive Vermont, New Hampshire & The Berkshires! 4 Driving Days—October 3 to 8 Any exotic sports car of any year $3995 per couple, all inclusive FORZA MILLE TEXAS 1000 San Antonio & Texas Hill Country! 4 Driving Days—November 7 to 12 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars $3995 per couple, all inclusive Vintage Rallies Inc. 80 Jackson Hill Road, Sharon, CT 06069 800-645-6069 fax: 860-364-5899 visit vwwvintagerolliesconi for updates August 2004  105


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Market Reports  """ 111  Iti turquoise. Odo: 31,595 miles. 352-ci T-Bird V8, 4-bbl, auto. Great paint on straight clean body. Minor chrome fading. Interior looked original as did everything except for the paint. Gaps a little off, lending credibility to the originality. Continental kit, a/c, fender skirts. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $14,124. Often these old Fords are restored to a different trim level than they were built to. This one looked right. The options looked like they belonged on the car This was a standout example rewarded with a top bid. The buyer and seller should be happy. #444 1959 EDSEL CORSAIR convert- ible. S/N 139UR710679. Black. Odo: 55,377 miles. 332-ci V8, auto. Original-looking paint in good condition. Worn front seat with very crazing. Interior good but old. Engine compart ment okay but not up to show standards. Two tops. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $41,195. Someone cut a starter wire in an attempt to keep this car from crossing the block. The problem was P rchase cmaD romt IE 9k1F4T,' current Ferrari TFM, Expert evaluations, reSeal-ch and ®ff eh-built, collectable, racing and special:interest Ferraris by Michael Sheehan — The Ferrari Specialist. may be enough parts to put it back together, but why? Cond: 5. SOLD AT $428. Unless you're a clown looking for a parade car there's not much reason to buy a Metropolitan. They won't impress your neighbors and they too slow to drive. The best-condition coupe is worth less than a good paint job. Unless the buyers need a part off this car, they will regret holding up their hand. Potts Auction Company - Chickamauga, GA nice rear seat. Good top, yellowing rear window. Good chrome and clean engine compartment. An original car that looks better than it sounds. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,725. The short production life of Edsel meant its collectability was guaranteed. The Corsair convertible is about a collectable as an Edsel gets. This was an honest car that wasn't hiding warts under shiny paint. The mileage should have balanced out the interior wear, but people buy flash so the final price was a bit less than it might have been if the interior had been spruced-up. #431 1960 CHEVROLET CORVETTE - convertible. S/N S110203. Black with gray coves/black vinyl. 283-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. An older restoration with wavy bumpers and aging paint. Fiberglass still good with minimal found and the car ran. A nice driver it will turn into a money pit if the new owner tries to make it any nicer The ID plate was missing so it was sold on chassis serial number and a bill of sale. That didn't slow the bidders down. A solid average car it brought above average money. NASH METROPOLITAN coupe. Primer/white. Strictly a parts car. Extensively taken apart for restoration and still apart. Sound body with surface rust but little rot. Miscellaneous pieces filled the interior. There #450 - (949) 646 - 6086 kit us online at Nt ‘1.1'erraris-online.com 106  Sports Car Market


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Potts Auction Company - Chickamauga, GA  #440-1962 FORD THUNDERBIRD landau coupe. S/N 24872151345. Mist Green/ black vinyl. Odo: 82,494 miles. 390-ci V8, auto. A very nice quality repaint on an otherwise original T-Bird. Excellent upholstery with great carpets and interior trim. Straight body with excellent chrome. Engine compartment and trunk clean with nice detailing. Tires and hubcaps show only minimum wear. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $9,630. 1 regret not buying the Cobra for $2,400 back in 1971, the Century boat in 1985, and now the '62 T-Bird at the Potts auction. The distinctive styling of the '50s and '60s Thunderbirds is sporty yet luxurious. The color was right, the patina was right, and the price about $4,000 light. No, it doesn't have the same upside as the Cobra, but all in all a great car at a reasonable price. #408-1962 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N 20867S11688. Red/red vinyl. 327-ci V8, Fl, auto. A 20-year-old restoration, claimed numbers-matching. Paint good but not great, bad scratch in front fender. Panel fit good with no obvious signs of accident damage. Chrome wearing a bit thin, as is the paint. Interior looked updated but not restored, engine compartment clean but didn't sparkle. Chassis looked untouched from new. Two tops. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $52,965. This was a sharp driver that didn't drop points until you looked at closely. If it was really a matching-number fuelie, and the value guides are right, the new owner has a $10,000 upside. #410-1963  SAXON  AUSTIN- HEALEY REPLICA roadster. SIN 1RMBA211EF000176. Pale yellow/beige vinyl. Odo: 7,883 miles. Mercury V6. Good quality fiberglass replica of an Austin-Healey 3000. Good body with faded paint. Interior was slightly worn, cheap carpets, a/c. Nice top, good quality brightwork. Engine compartment clean though not detailed. Not bad for a kit. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $10,914. The Sebring was a Cobra wannabe with flared fenders, roll bar, and fake hood louvers. This Saxon model was You can't take the Chequered Flag if your car doesn't make the event! COSDEL INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION The only experienced shipper of high-value sports and racing cars to road, track and concours events world-wide. We take care of everything! You just FLY & DRIVE! Martin E. Button Inc. cOD > August2004 Phone: 415-777-2000 Fax: 415-543-5112 Email: info@cosdel.com V,  Ote■ 11%4 ' Quality Service Since 1960 We are the exclusive shipper for all three major Monterey Auctions. Phone: 412-653-3672 Toll-Free. 1-866-877•8866 Fax: 412-653-3798 VVeb:http:hwww.carsofpgh con Market Reports more authentic to the original Healey. Good enough to fool the casual observer but anyone who's looked at the real thing could tell it was a fake at 50 paces. $11k is way less than the cost to build it and about what it might pull on eBay. #448-1963 CHECKER MARATHON sedan. S/N A 12 3019 82967. Black with gray coves/gray velour with vinyl. Odo: 56,548 miles. 226-ci 16, auto. Rough. Too many coats of black paint applied with too little skill. Rust spots big enough to put a pencil through. Chrome thin on bumpers and most everywhere else. Spartan interior with nothing redeeming. It would take a dark night to make this car look good. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $1,712. Checker made a lot of cabs and few street cars. This Checker did not have the tell-tale signs of a retired cab so it was probably built as a street car Some street examples featured vinyl roofs The complete one stop resto shop 'Complete classic and custom vehicle restoration/creation and repair services for every model year prior to 1980 'True triple-plate chrome plating (old style) 'Pre-purchase inspection, appraisals and title services (PA) 'Collector vehicles bought and sold 'Vehicle/parts location and fabrication 'Maintenance Agreements, Safe Purchase Program. Hobbyist Co-op Program ( CARS OF PITTSBURGH Classic Auto Restoration Services ; of Pittsburgh q■entl° 110 1400er •  ad ic,( 1°(),1°(1°0.130 rSt 107


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Market Reports Potts Auction Company - Chickamauga, GA dition. Nice under the hood; ps, a/c. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $9,630. Another nice survivor The Sport Satellite sits on the fringe of the musclecar genera. It looks the part but without the muscle. Considering the split seat and chipped paint, this one brought all the money. #453-1976 CHEVROLET CHEVETTE that gave the cars a personal limousine look, but this one looked more like a beat cab. The bid was a bit below what a Checker in fair condition should bring, and right on the money for this car #454-1965 FORD MUSTANG coupe. S/N 5R071173741. Red/red vinyl. Odo: 6,153 miles. 289-ci V8, auto. Nice well-kept car, good quality repaint, clean body with no rust showing. Good gaps, good original chrome, decent engine compartment. Good upholstery and interior. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $8,100. leather. Odo: 80,897 miles. 460-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A great example. Straight, clean body with very nice paint. Headlight doors stuck up. Sharp interior. A/c, clean engine compartment, nice chrome. Original except for paint. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $6,313. Not restored and never needed it. Mark Ills are distinctive cars that get a small nod of respect among collectors. They were good drivers and nice ones are very hard to find. This one sold new for around $7,500 and didn't bring too much less than that here. The new owner can probably make a little money on this one. #443-1968 FORD MUSTANG coupe. S/N 8T01C188145. White/blue vinyl. Odo: 1,673 miles. 351 Cleveland, 4-bbl, auto. Boy-racer. Great paint on clean body, good chrome and glass. Aftermarket steering wheel, aflermarket steering-column tach. Weird aftermarket coupe. S/N 1B08E6Y230575. Odo: 24,000 miles. 1.6-liter 14, 1-bbl. Good repaint. White vinyl roof, automatic, a/c, nice interior, window sticker. Everything you could ever want in a vintage Chevette. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,765. Low-mileage oddities abound on the auction circuit and this was one of the most absurd. Except to document Chevrolet's misguided response to foreign competition there's no reason not to drive this one until it drops. A local consignment. $1,700 was a fair price all around It's surprising to see how many early Mustangs are still in regular use in the South. The mild winters'salt-free roads don't eat them up like up north. Cheap and abundant afiermarket parts keep them going and looking good. This looked like a nice survivor with updates as needed. The bid was shy of what it should have been, and the seller wisely refused it. coupe. S/N PP23G62166277. Gold/gold vinyl. Odo: 40,388 miles. 383-ci V8, auto. Completely stock. Very nice paint that could well be original. Perfect body, great chrome. Very nice interior. Older but clean engine compartment and trunk. A/c, p/s, announced weak brakes. A #446-1966 PLYMOUTH SPORTS FURY #435-1978 LINCOLN MARK V coupe. S/N 8Y89A856917435. White/blue leather. Odo: 22,051 miles. 400-ci V8, auto. 22,000 miles and looked like it. Near perfect paint and interior. Clean underhood and under chassis, 1/4-size blue vinyl roof. It would be hard to find a nicer Mark V. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $5,992. wheels with skinny front and extra-wide rear tires, oversize rear side-marker lights. Seat padding worn, making fair fit on recent seat kit. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $10,700. This car seemed way out of place in Pierce 's collection. Take off the wheels and it could almost pass as a sleeper but with the wheels it looks like a high-school hot rod. There was nothing else like it in the auction. That said, it was nicely presented and brought very big money for a notchback. #447-1970 PLYMOUTH SPORT SATELLITE coupe. SN P23G0G127436. Green/green vinyl. Odo: 60,219 miles. 318-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. A few paint chips in otherwise clean survivor like you would expect to find in a collection. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $4,387. This Fury looked like the just driven to church, grandparents car that it probably was. There was little collectable about it other than its condition. The price was maybe half of what it might have been but there is a thin market for this type of car and the right two buyers weren't at this auction. #434-1966 LINCOLN MARK III hardtop coupe. S/N 9189A851951. White/white 108 The long hood and short trunk of the Mark V gave it a distinctive look that said sporty, expensive, and excessive. Popular when new, they later became synonymous with pimp cars. Great low-mile examples have to be rare but apparently are not valuable. The bid was too low for this car but not by much. '  74.1r  very good paint. Good chrome and glass. Nice original interior except for a split in the base of the driver's seat. Green vinyl roof in great con- #415-1981 EXCALIBUR PHAETON convertible. S/N 1XAPF4316BM817592. Silver/black fenders/black leather. Odo: 8,028 miles. 305-ci V8, auto. Beautiful body with no cracks in the fiberglass. Excellent paint. Perfect interior. No rust on the wire wheels. 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Market Reports Potts Auction Company - Chickamauga, GA erra. Two trucks were built by a local shop as demos to sell Spectre conversions to/for GM The deal didn't fly, the shop closed, and Mr Pierce ended up with the trucks. Nothing more than a hot-rod truck. The new owner might as well drive it daily; it will have little collector 's value. All the money. #419 1990 CHEVROLET SPECTRE - Mercedes theme. Excaliburs stood out in a pool of contemporary neo-classics as the best built and most credible vehicle. This 4-place car was as good as Excaliburs get and was rewarded with $10,000 more than expected. #432 1987 CHEVROLET CORVETTE - convertible. S/N 1GIYY3186H5105957. Yellow/tan leather. Odo: 54,000 miles. 350-ci V8, 5-sp. Eckler Corvette parts house show car. Electronic dash, aero kit, 3-piece painted wheels, headrests behind the headrests, wood dash, spoiler. A little shop-worn but with a little one set of fog lamps. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $18,190. The second of two concept vehicles built to sell GM in a production deal. While the bid was very reasonable for a new truck, the value will fall like a rock as miles are added. This best use for this truck would be to match the graphics to a boat and use it as a tow vehicle. Probably worth the money, but certainly a difficult resale without the auction hype. work it could be brought back up to show standards. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $24,610. It usually hard to sell a custom car but Eckler 's name added the credibility to cross the hump. It was a little gaudy for my taste but a crowd pleaser nonetheless. A stock 'Vette might bring $16,000 tops. This one opened there. To maintain this value, it has to be kept in top condition. pickup. S/N 1GTDC14K7LZ512707. Grey with graphics. Odo: 36 miles. 350-ci Corvette V8, auto. Delivery miles only. As-new inside and out. Two sets of wheels, gaudy graphics #418-1990 CHEVROLET SPECTRE #437-1999 PLYMOUTH PROWLER convertible. S/N 1P3EW65G5XV502609. Black/black, leather trim. Odo: 164 miles. 3.5-liter V6, auto. New, New, New! Mr. Pierce met the transporter at the dealer and wouldn't even let the dealer prep the car. It was out for The man liked his cars and this one is evidence he kept them up. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $44,940. While the H1 was truly a beast, the H2 is just a GMC truck with a quirky body. Fortunately for GM. H2 buyers could care less about off-road manners; they are buying a name and a shape. The buyer spent maybe $5 grand over book but got a great example.• package, fiberglass bed cover with spoiler, brush bar with fog lamps, 4-tip exhaust. Never been driven. Cond: I-. SOLD AT $20,233. A concept truck based on a stepside GMC Si- 110 a couple rides but remained as perfect as delivered. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $42,907. This second-year example has the updated 253-hp V6. The second year also saw black and yellow added to the original purple palette. With 3,600 1999 Prowlers, they are hardly scarce but they still turn a few heads. The bid was all the money, but how often do you find a 164mile 5-year-old car? #436 2002 LINCOLN BLACKWOOD - pickup. SN 5LTEWO5A42KJ01911. Black Odo: 7,100 miles. 5.4-liter V8, auto. Neiman uPNext Month Bonhams - Brookline, MA Mecum - Belvidere, IL MidAmerica= Maplewood, MN Bonhams - London, UK Bonhams - Sydney, Australia Sports Car Market pickup. S/N 1GTDC14KLZ517072. Black. Odo: 4,661 miles. 350-ci Corvette V8. Custom graphics and trim kit on a virtually unused truck. Paint, body, and interior looked new. A little tire wear and some minor dirt is all that kept this truck for being show condition. Same as lot 418 except fewer graphics and only Marcus edition, just like in the Christmas catalog, only larger with no rips, no tears, and not even a fold. You've seen cars that have never been in the rain. This is a truck that's never been to Home Depot. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $36,915. One of the advertised features of the Neiman Marcus editions was an embroidered NM on all four headrests. That makes you want to reach for your billfold doesn't it? At $37 grand this truck lost $15,000 in two years and the buyer still paid about $7 grand more than expected. No longer in production, the Blackwood will not be missed. #422-2003 HUMMER H2 SUV. S/N 5GRGN23U43H130653. Sunset Orange/tan leather. Odo: 7,700 miles. 6.0-liter V8, auto. At 7,700 miles in a year this must have been of Mr. Pierce's favorite car. Perfect paint and body, no apparent interior wear, a little dirt on the chassis is the only evidence it wasn't new.


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Sunday July 25,2004 •10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 200 Classic and Vintage Automobiles on Exhibit on the grounds of the Cranbrook Educational Community On-site parking This year the Concours d'Elegance at Cranbrook is proud to spotlight significant American-influenced European and European-influenced American automobiles representing the profound impact each continent's craftsmen had on automotive design and technology throughout the world. "Cars Under the Stars Gala and Auction" Saturday July 24,2004 • 7 pm to midnight for more information please call 248.539.2150 or visit our web-site www.concoursatcranbrook.com For exhibitor information please contact Michael Sheridan, Car Selection Chairman at carselectia,aol.com


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                       SCM Price Guide: English Cars T Ace roadster  Awn coupe  Ace Bristol roadster  Cobra 260/289  Cobra 427 428 coupe   428 convertible  TON MARTIN DB2 coupe 002 DK 303 002/4 c0aP4 DB2/4 DHC 302/4 Bertone Snyder 0035 Team Car 0835 Customer Car 0112/4 Mk 11 coupe 002/4 Mk Ill coupe D82/4 Mk Ill OHC 082/4 Mk III notchback 0001 0134 Series 1-19 coupe 0114 Series V coupe DB4 Drophead (I-9) DB4GT DB4GT Zagato 085 coupe  305 Vantage coupe  DOS Volante  (For all Aston serial-production cars through current, deduct 257/0 for ROD in AS only.) 50-53  50-53 51-53  53-55 53-55 53-55 53-56  53-56 55-57  55-57 55-57 55-57 56-60 58-63 6142            302 102 10 492 73 3 n/a 3 199 551 inc. inc. 5 925 185 58-63 59-63 60-63 ins. 75 19 530,000 560 000 $275000 $30,000 S52,500 5250 000 Si .000,000 $000,000 S21,500 527 500 570,000 $30000 52 500,000 $75000 590,000 $45 000 585 000 53 00 000 $35,000 $77,500 5275 000 $1 400 000 5900 000 535,000 S45,000 595,000 545 000 52 800 000 $100000 5125 000 5350,000  (Add up to 50./0 for factory team race cars; e.g., Wei and 29EV.) 63-65  63-65  005 Shooting Brake  DB6 Volante short chassis  006 coupe  306 Vantage coupe  086 Shooting Brake  006 Volonte (long chassis)  DOS (6-cylinder)  0860k II coupe  0060k II Volonte  AM Vantage  AM 08 S2/3 DI35 VB   64-65  64-65  65-66  65-69  65-69  65-69  66-69  67-72  69-70  69-70  7042 72-73 74-79    886 inc. 123 12 37 1,321 inc. 6 140 857 240 38 399 70 95,000 5115,000 5150,000 560,000 $150,000 S65,000 570.000 $50,000 $90,000 $15,000 $100,000 5160,000 5225.000 S450,000 C A C 11/95 A 6/96 A A A B  2/95 he values below reflect a retail buying and selling range for cars in very good to near excellent condition-significantly above a "daily driver" and one step below regional concours; a strong #2 on the accepted 1-6 scale, 1 being the best. These values are set by sales activity, primarily in the United States, as well as conversations with owners, dealers and collectors. Condition and history are the ultimate determinants of value. Prices below assume cars with "no stories attached." An automobile priced above our guide is not necessarily overpriced, nor is one priced below automatically a bargain. The SCM Investment Grade is an A to F scale, which ranks the cars in terms of their long-term investment potential as well as desirability. The scale ranges from Grade A, generally great classics like the Jaguar D-type and the Aston Martin DB4GT, to Grade F, reserved for hopeless rides like Alfetta sedans and Jaguar Mk VIII saloons.• Price Range _ 3 DB7 Volonte  53-63  54-63  56-63  62-65  65-67 67-73 68-73    226  319  466  655 348 58' 28' 550000  $35,000  S60,000  $140.000 $190,000 528,500 $38,500 570020  8 3/03 $40 000 $85000  C B 12/95 (28 corn, all RHD, were fined with Ford Zephyr six-cylinder engine Rudd alloy head and triple Webers. Add 25%.) $165,000 5245,000 $41,000 $51,500 A 4/98 7/95 Mini-Cooper Mini-Cooper S USTIN- (Model years and non-S production numbers for 115 models only.) HEALEY 100-4 (061) 100-4)062) 1005    100/16 Le Mons (factory) 100/M (non factory) 100-Six BN4 (2+2)    30000k I (B17) 2+2  53-55  55-56 55   55-56 55-56  56-59   59-61  61-62  10,633 2,765 55    1,159 n/a   10,289  10,825  5,095 520,000 520,000 5115,000 $32,500 527,000 520,000       520,000  520.000  S26 000  530.000 5175,000  555.000 S35,000 526,000  97-03  n/o  3 550,000  CP $140,000  C (Add 530,000-$40D00 for wide body; for all 08 Astons, add $4,000-57,000 for five-speed and $15,000-$20,000 for European spec Vantage [+85 hp].) S3 saloon (LHD)  53 Cont. (angled headlight)  53 DHC (angled headlight)  53 Continental Flying Spur  Sedan Ti (6.25 Liter)  Ti MPW coupe  B 4/02 A C 2/99 (Production of early BN4s, built at Longbridge, with non-6-port heads, was 6,045. Later, Abingdon-built 6-port head, production was 4,241. 866 two-seaters, add 53,103,4,150 built.) 535,000  B 11/00 (All Mark Is are double cash. Add $4,000 for two-seat 3000 Mk I [BN7]. 2,825 built.) 30000k II (8T7) 2+2  535,000 (All 3000 Mork 11 BT7s and BN7s [side-curtain cars] are triple sorb. Add $5,000 for two-seat Mk II [B147], 355 built. 100-Six/3000 add $2,000 for factory two-seat hard top, $1,000 for four-seat hard top. Deduct $1,500 for disc wheels.) 3000 Mk II (1117)  6/01 (Series PI-V SS hiple-corb engine, add 55K ; Series V covered-headlight models, add 55k.) 5140,000  S1,800,000 S2500,000 5175 000 5185 000 5250,000 $95000 5250 000 $95.000 $100,000 $70,000 5135 000 532,500 5150 000 $225 000 1,259 79-82  350 79-85   299   530,000 S37,500 542 500 A 4/97 A B 3/99 A B 12/97 62-64  64-67  Bugeye Sprite  Sprite  BENTLEY 3-Litre (salon or bitsa)  `Open, matching #5/ orig.  3-Litre Speed Model (bitsa)  Big Six (bitsa)  4 1/2-Litre (bitsa) Speed Six (bitsa)  D 12/99 8 (21 with automatic, 9 with five-speed and Vantage, 8 with 5-speed and standard engine.) 520.000  $30,000  533,000  (AM 0852/3 "Pre-Oscar India' V8s have leather dashes. Production for 53 Vantages was 43.) Volute Drophead  535,000  (All Volante Dropheads had 'Oscar India' wood dashes.) AM 08 54 (sorb.)  AM 0854 (injected) Lagonda saloon Volante DHC Lagondo saloon  Volante DHC (in).)  Lagondo saloon  Virage coupe  Virago Volante  087 coupe  112  86-89 82-85 83-86   ins. 645 inc. n/a inc. n/a n/a n/a n/a 540.000  545 000 525,000 $45,000    550,000  555,000 ('Orson India' 54s can be identified by their wood dashes. Add 510k for factory 'Vantages.') 565 000 535 000 570 000 (Injection became standard in late '86.) 85-87  86-89  88-89  90-93  91-93  97-03  520,000 540,000 530,000 $40.000 590,000 $40,000 535 000 575000 550,000 570 000 $130,000 $125 000 C 3/01 'Matching #s / original  'Matching #s / original  'Matching #s / original   *Matching #s / original 4 1/2-Litre supercharged 8-Litre  4-Litre   3 1/2-Litre saloon  "Rare/attractive/open  4 1/4-Litre saloon  'Rare/attractive/open  Mark VI saloon  Mark VI coupe  Mark VI DH(  8-type saloon  64-67  58-61  62-71  21-29  23-29  26-30  27-31  28-30  30-31  30-31  31  33-36  36-39  6,113  (The 887 featured the first roll-up windows.) 30000k 111)008)  838 Factory Bettye cars Phase II 7 17,703  522,500  528,000  (Add 10./e for Phase 11858; 16,314 built, with 1,390 Phase Is) 5100,000 48,999 80,363 1,634 inc. inc. inc. 545 inc. 669 inc. inc. 50 100 50 1,177 inc. 1,234 inc. R Continental fastback/HIM  51 saloon  51 Continental (PW)  (1938-39 MR/M1 series, add 15%.) 46-52  47-52  47-52  52-55  52-55  55-59  Si Continental fastback/WM 55-58  51 Continental DHC/LHD  51 Continental DHC/RHO  51 Continental Flying Spur  $2 Continental (M/PW)  52 Continental DHC  52 saloon  55-58  55-59  55-59  58-59  59-62  59-62  59-62  5,201 inc. inc. 2,320 208 3,107 431 59,500 S4,500 570,000 S90, 000 5100 000 St 30,030 5220 000 5300.000 S160,000 5250.000 S400.000 $450,000 5500 000 5275,000 $75 000 522,500 575,000 535,000 585,000 511,000 $30.000 550,000 517,500 5150,000 $17.500 $85,000 (LHD cars will bring a minimum 20% premium in the US.) inc. inc. inc. inc 388 ins. 1,922 552,500 $250,000 $125 000 555,000 533,000 555.000 515,000 535 000 S38 000 5125,000 515,000 56,000 S100,000 5170,000 5145,000 5195.000 5440 000 5500 000 5260 000 5350.000 5450 000 5900 000 5850,000 5550,000 S160,000 540.000 51 35 000 560000 5175,000 523,000 $45,000 580,000 S3$,000 S300,000 535,000 5175 000 590,000 5300,000 5150.000 595,000 550,000 595,000 535,000 8 7/00 C 4/98 B 1/94 Ti MPVi convertible  Convertible  T2  Corniche coupe  Corniche convertible  Mulsanne sedan  Mulsanne Turbo  Continental coupe  Continental convertible  Sedan 8  Mulsanne S sedan  Turbo R  Continental convertible  Turbo R  Turbo R LWB  Continental convertible  Continental R  Brooklands  Brooklonds LWB  Azure convertible  Continental T  Arnage  FRAZER NASH Le Mans Replica RDON- Coupe A A A A 9/97 A AGUAR SS I coupe SS II coupe 55 90 SS 100 2 1/2 Litre SS 100 3 1/2 Litre SS Jaguar saloon SS Jaguar DHC Mk IV saloon Mk IV DHC Mark V saloon Mork V DHC 00 120 roadster (alloy) OK 120 roadster XK 120 coupe XK 120 DHC D 2/01 XK 140 roadster  00 140 DHC  XK 140 coupe  KEEBLE 64-68 31-36  31-34  35-36  36-40  38-40  35-40  38-40  45-49  47-49  49-51  49-51  49-50  51-54  51-54  53-54  54-57  54-57  54-57  58-61  58-61  58-61  A 13 2/94 A 59-61  59-61  59-61  n/a n/a n/a 190 118 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/o n/a 240 7,391 2,678 1,769 3,347 2,740 2,797 515,000  530.000 $32,500 $100,000 $120,000 5160,000 $10,000 535,000 522,000 545,000 $15,000 540,000 595 000 540 000 $25,000 540,000 (SE option: dual exhausts, spoke wheels, cams, etc., add $5,000.) 540 000  537,500  525,000  1,339 2,489 4,101 1,466 inc.  inc.   n/a  n/a  532,500  532.500  525,000  525.000 542,500 5150000 5160000 5200000 525 , 000 5 5000 530,000 $65000 $20000 555,000 5135000 565000 S40000 560, 000 560,002 557,500 535 000 (MC option: (-type head, cams, suspension, spoke wheels, add $5,000.) 014 150 roadster 3.4/3.8  OK 150 DHC 3.4/3.8  OK 150 FHC 3.4/3.8  (Add 55,000 for 3.8L engine.) OK 1505 3.4 roadster  014 1505 3.4 DHC  XK 150$ 3.4 FHC  Mark VII saloon  Mark VIII saloon  S50.000  545,000  $35,000  512,500  511,500  S45 000 547 500 530,000 575,000  565,000  515,000  $14,000  62-65  62-66  62-66  63-66  65-76  66-70  66-70  70-76  77-80  77-60  77-84  81-84  81-84  85-87  85-89  85-91  85-92  88-91  90-92  92-95  92-95  93-95  93-95  93-95  93-96  95-03  97-02  00-04  48-56  a 2 4 A g 1,318 312 ins. inc. n/a n/a n/o n/o n/a n/a n/a n/o n/a n/a n/o n/a n/a n/o n/a n/a n/0 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/n n/a n/a n/a Price Range 3 528000 535 , 570, 555 . 510000 516, 540000 530, 000 000 000 000 000 516000 522.000 $33000 518000 S20000 533000 548,000 520,000 $20, 000 524,000 560,000 538, 000 545,000 S90000 580.000 543000 517,000 5 100,000 5130000 5115000 5200,000  535.000 565.000 51 20 000 595,000 522.000 S30.000 560.000 545.000 $25,000 533.000 S50,000 527.000 530.000 552.000 562, 000 536000 545.000 $50,000 5115 000 $75,000 S05,000 5145 000 5120 000 565,000 510,000 52 0 000 $250 000 $265 000 S250.000 41 vS B  11/94 A 10/00 8 A B 4/00 C  8 1/97 C  4/95 B 3/02 A B $45,000  B 8/96 (Add $10,000 for 3.8L 1505 FHC and DHC. 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Sall Price Guide:  English Cars a  Mork IX saloon  Mark X/420G  Mk It saloon 2.4  Mk II saloon 3.4  Mk II saloon 3.8  XK (-type  OK D-type  8K-SS  59-69  62-64  56-59  60-66  60-67  50-53  53-55  56-57  4 A Price Range  4 n/a n/o 83,000 inc. inc. 54 77 18 516,000  $8,000  STOOD  $9,000  $20,000  $19,000 $10,000 $9,000 $13,000 530.000 $900,000 $1,200,000 $1,100,000 F F D B (Deduct $2,000 for disc wheels, $2,000 for automatic, $1,500 for no overdrive.) $750,000  5800.000  $850,000  A A A (Price ranges for OK C, Dead SS Jaguars are determined by provenance, completeness and originality. A car with all of its original parts and no stories will bring three to four times what a "bitsa" that has only a few authentic parts will.) XKE factory lightweight  XKE coupe 3.8 flat-floor  EKE convertible 3.8  EKE coupe 3.8  XKE convertible 4.2 (SI) XKE coupe 2+2   61-62  XKE convedible 3.8 flat-floor 61-62 61-62  62-64 62-64 64-67 66-67      XKE coupe 4.2 (SI) XKE convertible 4.2 (S11)  010E coupe 2+2 (SII)  16 7,827 7,669 inc. ffic 9,548 4,220 (Deduct $3,000 for automatic transmission.) 64-67  68-71  68-71  XKE convertible 1112 ($111)  IOU coupe 912 (5111)  Xi 220  8K8 coupe  068 convertible  XKR coupe  68-71  71-74  71-74  91-93  7,770 8,627 5,326 4,855 7,990 7,297 300  XKR convertible  n/a n/a n/a n/a $900,000 $35,000 525,000 $35,000 $25,000 $35,000 $14,000 $30.000 530,000 $13,000     518,000  532,500  520,000  $1,100,000 560,000 $35,000 $55,000 $35,000 560,000 $16,000 545.000 Sa5 000 $10,000 (Add $1,000 for air conditioning. Deduct $3,000 for automatic transmission.) 060 coupe 4.2 (S11)  $27000  C 550000  B 2/03 527 000  C (For 5111, deduct $3,000 for automatic, $2,000 for disc wheels, $1,000 for no air conditioning. Add $3,000 for factory hardtop.) 5125,000  $20,000 $23,000 $35.000 $38,000 Interceptor FF coupe  Interceptor II/III FHC  Interceptor III DHC  ENSEN- Convertible GT Six $0000 01 $0000 02 Seven 53 Seven 54 Catethom 7 lona 01(51 and 52) Elite 51 and 52 ((limos eng.) Elan St convertible  Elan S2 convertible  Elan 53 convertible  Elan 53 coupe  Elan Plus 2  Elan 54 convertible  Elan $4 coupe  Europa SI  Europa $2  Europa TC/Special  53-58 57-60 60-68 68-70 70-73  74-82  56-60 58-63       62-64 64-66  65-68  65-68  67-74 68-74  68-74 67-68 69-72 72-74       Eclat SI Sprint  Esprit SI  Esprit S2  E. Turbo/ (orbs (Giugiaro)  E. Turbo  August 2004  65-66  68-70  62-66  67-70  74-80  75-80  78-80  78-80  80-82  83-85  110 242 1,350 350 625 n/o 270 1,076 9,053 inc. 51 inc. St inc. cot 4,798 inc. St inc. art. 8,969 inc inc 97 55 66-71  66-76  74-76  (Add $1,500 for 440-c.i. engine.) HEALEY 55.000  $4,000  $30,000 522,000 522,000 516.000 511.500 $14.000 550 000 528 000 $16,000 521,000 $15,000 59,000 58,000 511.500 510,500 $4000 54,500 512,000 2,894 4,032 2,225 1,302 7113 1,045 378 1,023 $80.000 560,000 514,000 56,500 57 000 Si 500 56,000 $11 000 $9,000 513.000 57 000 S6000 540.000 528 000 528,000 520,000 514,000 519,000 570,000 535,000 525,000 526,000 520,000 513.000 $12,000 517 000 $15,000 $7,000 57500 516,000 (217 TC/Specials were numbered, the rest were decoled and stickered.) Elan 26R ($1 and 52)  Europa 47  Cortina Mkt  Cortina Mk2  Elite St  5100.000 $85,000 $21,000 $9.500 $9.500 510.000 510.000 515 000 512.000 $20,000 D 1/01 318 6,387 inc. $13,500 58,000   517,000  $150.000  B 9/01 (Due to changes in 05 001 lows, Xi 220s can now be brought into the LIS.) 97-03  97-03  00-133  00-03  565 000 570,000 $80,000 505, 000 519.500 512,000 $22,000 C 3/03 3/03 C 3/03 A E. TurbaNni. (Guiliano) E. Turbo (new style/220 bhp) E. Turbo (SE gearbox, 230 bhp) E. Turbo SE (intercl., 264 bhp) Elan M-100 E. Turbo 54 (282 bhp) E. Turbo 54 (300 bhp) Elan 52 Esprit 08  Elise (US model)  0 NA Mognette roadster  PA Midget roadster  PB Midget roadster  NB Mognette roadster  SA Dropheod coupe  TA Dropheod coupe  VA Dropheod coupe  WA Dropheod coupe  TB roadster  MG-IC MG-TD   MG-IF 1250 MG-IF 1500   MGA Mk11 Deluxe roadster  MGB convertible MkI MOB (chrome bumper) MGB (rubber bumper) MGA Deluxe roadster  MGA 1600 MU roadster  MGA 1600 Mk11 coupe  MGA Twin Cam roadster  MGA Twin Cam coupe  MGA roadster 1600 MGA coupe 1600 MGA roadster 1500 MGA coupe 1500        MGB-GT  MGB-GT  B 9/01 B 9/01 MG( convertible  MGC-GT MGB-GI V8   A 9/94 8 9/98 (This number represents "complete body units' finished or not. Actual production number runs from 1,029 to 1,076.) 13  6/00 Midget Midget Midget Midget 115-17 88 89 89-93 90- 91 94-95 95 94 97-03  05-  34-36  34-35 34-36  35-36   36-39  36-39 37-39 38-39  39-40  45-49 49-53 53-54 1955      55-59 55-59 58-60 58-60 59-61 59-61  60-61 61-62 61-62 61-62 62.47 68-74 75-80          65-67  68-74  73-76 67-69 67-69    64-66 66-74 74-79 Flat radiator models  Plus 4 (Triumph engine)  4/4 (Ford powered)  SS  45-53  54-68  54-90  4 -I Price Range Se a 506 495 121 1,608 3,855 385 64 800 n/a 61 n/a 1,900 n/a 98 n/a 576 n/o n/a 10,000 29,664 6,200 3,400 58,750 Inc rdstr. 2,111 inc rdstr. 31,501 rdstr. 82 8,719 ins rdstr. 313 387,675 inc inc. 125,597 inc. 2,591 4,552 4,457 (Deduct 51,000 for automatic transmission.) 61-64  16,080 22,601 99,896 73,899 , 750'  3,390  n/a  102  Plus 8  (Factory-built only, matching numbers.) 68-90  ROLLSROY(E P11 closed/formal  A A 12/96 'Rare/open coachwork  P 11 Continental saloon  'Rare/open coachwork  Phantom III, dosed/formal  "Rare/open coachwork  20 saloon  'Other coachwork  20/25 saloon  'Other coachwork  25/30 saloon  'Other coachwork  D 11/99 Wraith  Silver Wraith  38-39  46-55  36-38  29-36  29-35  31-35  36-39  22-29  1,767 inc inc inc. 710 inc 2,940 inc. 3,827 inc 1,201 inc. 491 1,783 530,000 580,000 535.000 5150,000 535,000 $80,000 520,000 535 000 S17 000 535,000 $20.000 540.000 520,000 525,000 570.000 S200.000 5125.000 5325,000 580.000 5150,000 $40,000 570 000 535000 $85 000 540.000 $90000 $85.000 555000 3 $15,000 $17,000 516,000 517,000 512,000 528 000 $30,000 512,500 533.000  540,000  535.000 526,000 530,000 $30,000 530.000 521.000 520,000 525,000 $16,500 518.000 518,000 518,000 520,000 516.000 515,000 525,000 520,000 $18,000 515,000 522,000 518,000 $15.000 $22,000 58,000 57.500 55.000 56.000 55.000 56, 1.111 $23,000 $22,000 $24,000 532,000 525,000 542,000 543,000 515 000 $85,000 545,000 $45,000 $35,000 $42,000 $40,000 545,000 532,000 527,000 $37,500 529,000 527.000 522,000 $24,000 528,000 $25,000 519,000 $35,000 $25,000 525,000 $18,000 530,000 524,000 518,000 530 000 514,000 $12.500 58 000 000 59,000 57,000 54.000 5.1,000 54,000 $4,000 $20.000  522,000  518 000  $60,000  59.000 57.000 58,000 515,000 59,000 $6,000 56,000 56,000 56.000 S24,000 S28,000  575000  B 524,000  B (Prices are for four-seat models. Two-seat and DK, add $4,000. SS, add $4,000.) 60-69  A 2,500 C ( B B D (Elan S2s were built for UK and ROW only. Lotus purists insist these are not true Loti. Of course, that bogs the question about the earlier Blanc with Isuzu engines.) a s C j3 11/99 Silver Wraith  4= n- 56-59  Silver Cld III saloon  5011 HIM Dot (LHD)  Silver Shadow saloon  Silo Shad MPW coupe  Silo Shad MPW DHC  Corniche St coupe Corniche 52 coupe 49-55  55-59  59-62  60-62  60-67  62-65  62-65  int (Includes 4.91 engine and power steering.) Silver Dawn saloon  Silver (loud I saloon  Silver Cloud II saloon  Silver Cloud II DK  Phantom V  760 2,359 2,716 inc. 832 2,297 '50 66-76  67-70  67-70  16717 571 505 780 $30,000 $12,500 519,000 $60.000  540,000  535,000  5100,000 5125,000  $42,500 530 000 5250 000 585,000  540 000  5350,000  515.000 523,000 S24,000 Corniche S1 convertible Camargue Corniche $2 convertible Silver Shadow II Silver Wraith II (Rebodged as Corniches in 1971, with 63/41 engine.) 71-76 71-76 75-86 77-81 71-76 77-80 1,233 514 310 1,595 8,425 Corniche convertible Silver Spirit Silver Spur B 10/99 C 9/00 8 8 B 2/99 (MGA/B deduct $2,000 for disc wheels except for Twin Cam/Deluxe. B add $1,000 for factory hard top, $500 for overdrive.) 5/03 9/02 (orniche 11 convertible Corniche III convertible Silver Spirit II Silver Spur II Corniche IV convertible Silver Spur III Silver Dawn Flying Spur • UNBEAM (Produdion number includes Bentley T2.) 77-80 78-85 81-89 81-90 86-90 90-91 91-92 91-93 92-95 94-95 95 95 Alpine roadster (early style) Alpine roadster Tiger Mk 1/14 (260-ci.) Tiger Mk II (289-c.i.) RIUMPH 1800/2000 roadster 182 long door 182 short door TR3 (small mouth) TR3A (large mouth) TR3B 184 TR4A TR250 TR6 (small bumpers) IRA (rubber bumpers) TR7 TR7 convertible TR8 coupe TR8 convertible Stag Spitfire Mk I/11 Spitfire Mk III Spitfire Mk IV Spitfire 1500 GT6 coupe Mk I GT6+ coupe (Mk II) 616 coupe Mk III Griffith Tuscan 2500 coupe 2500M coupe Taimar Teimar roadster Tusmin 2101 53-55 60-67 64-67 67 46-49 53-54 54-55 55-57 57-61 61-63 61-64 64-68 68 69-74 75-76 76-81 79-80 80-81 80-81 71-73 62-67 68-70 70-74 75-80 67-68 69- 70-74 63-65 67-71 71-73 72-77 76-79 78-79 83 84-87 2,145 n/a n/a n/o n/a n/o n/a n/o n/a n/o n/a n/o 3,000 69,251 6,498 571 4,501  8,628 inc. 13,378 58,236 3,331 40,253 28,465 8,484 94,619 inc 112,368 inc. 2,497 inc. n/a 70 82,982 65,320 70,021 95,829 15,818 12,066 13,042 300 n/a n/o n/a 395 258 n/a n/a 522.500 $32,000 $25,000 525,000 536,000 $16,000 516,000 530,000 516,000 $16,000 $46,000 $68,000 $32,000 533,000 590.000 550,000 $50,000 565,000 $9.000 $7,500 $18,000 519.000 513.500 $18,000 515,000 515.000 515.000 $20,000 512,000 512.000 513,000 59,500 58,500 54.000 $3,500 S5,000 58.000 $7,000 55.000 55 000 54.500 $4500 55 000 55 000 $5,000 525,000 $27.000 56,000 56,000 S6.000 S10,000 56,000 57,000 $27,500 525,000 536,000 $27,500 $40,000 $44,000 $33,000 $45,000 $25,000 524.000 $55,000 532,000 $34,000 S72.000 5100,000 546,000 550.000 5143,000 565,000 $60,000 575,000  $11,000 $9,000 $22,000  $25,000  $18,000  525,000 $25,000 525,000 $25,000 $30.000 518 000 $20,000 $20,000 $15.000 $12,500 56,000 55,500 $7,000 512.000 510,500 $7,000 $7 000 $6,500 $6,500 57,500  $7500  S7 000  535,000 538,000 510,000 510,000 $10,000 $15000 $10,000 510 000 113 B B D (TR2/3, deduct 52,000 for disc wheels, odd $750 for overdrive, add $1,000 for factory hard top.) 12/00 12/00 7/01 11/98 12/02 3/99 3/99 11/02 11/02 C D D B C D 8 (Deduct $1006 for ROD or non-foctoty conversions. 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Motobilia / Carl Bomstead Instant Collection, Just Add Money Obtaining a complete collection of Lalique mascots is difficult because only four examples of "Renard" have sold at auction during the past 15 years Lalique mascots have been all the rage among collectors for a while now, so it came as no surprise that • a complete collection of the glass mascots was the "headliner" of Bonhams & Butterfields' annual Brookline, MA, auction. Held at the Larz Anderson Museum of Transportation on May 1, the offerings also included a diverse selection of automotive and transportation-related collectibles, from the usual posters, art, trophies and toys, to a private collection of over a dozen early bicycles. A 54-inch cycle that dated from 1886 sold for $3,220. The new owner is now faced with the daunting task of learning how to ride it—as well as managing a dismount from the seat perched atop the large wheel. A collection of signed photographs, posters and gold records from the now-defunct HarleyDavidson Café, once located on the Avenue of the Americas in New York City, was also presented. With over 180 pieces, there was something for everyone, with prices starting at just $5 for a signed print of talk show host Ricki Lake with a Harley. A gold record of Bruce Springsteen's made $576, which was $100 more than an Elvis gold record managed. But the automobilia collectors weren't there for memorabilia of The Boss or The King; they were in attendance to see the spectacular offering of mascots. Rene Lalique designed his first glass mascot in 1925 for Citroen (Cinq 114 Auction:  Bonhams & Butterfields ; Brookline, MA; May 1,2004 Highlight: "Renard" mascot by Rene Lalique—Lot 538 Estimate: $220,000-S260,000 Sale Price: $181,000, including buyer's premium Chevaux or "Five Horses"), and over the next six years he would design approximately 28 others. The exact number is a cause for debate, as a few pieces that were originally designed as paperweights are now included in the total. Several pieces were also created in a variety of hues, so the final number is closer to 50. Bonhams & Butterfields offered one of the few complete collections known. There is speculation as to how many of these collections exist, and while there may be more very privately held R. Lalique complete sets, four are commonly known. In addition to the one offered here, the AACA displays a complete collection in its new museum, and two are known to exist in the U.K. Despite the excitement over the star lot, it failed to sell when the bidding stalled at about $460,000, against a pre-sale estimate of $600,000-$800,000. Auction company sources state that discussions continue with an interested buyer, and the collection may yet find a new home. Obtaining a complete collection of the mascots is made difficult because few ex- amples of "Renard" (The Fox) are known to exist. Bonhams & Butterfields expert Jon King stated that he was aware of only four that have sold at auction during the past 15 years. Two were offered here: One in a violet-blue tone was included in the unsold collection, and an example in clear glass was sold as an individual lot. The pre-sale estimate for the mascot was $220,000-$260,000, but it sold at just $181,000, including buyer's premium. On a relative basis, this would have to be considered a wise purchase. Renard is not the most attractive of Lalique mascots, but its rarity commands a price almost 10 times that of any of the rest. A number of others were also offered, including an amber-red "Epsom" (a horse head), named after the famous English racetrack, which went unsold. This piece, as well as a blue example that was included in the complete collection, was obtained from the family of a Lalique factory worker and might have been a color test piece. Based on the sales results for the individual pieces, the market for Lalique continues to be strong. While it may seem difficult to say a six-figure piece of glass was well bought, the new Renard owner could be well on his way to joining the rarified few that own a complete collection of R. Lalique mascots. Perhaps after a bit more negotiation, so too will another Lalique enthusiast.• Sports Car Market


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Bike Buys / Paul Duchene 1990 Honda RC30 Plan to do the service work yourself, if only because you don't want to pay for shop time— tune-up parts aren't expensive but the bike is an absolute Rubik's Cube to disassemble port bikes often parade as racers, though with inconsistent execution. Some may use detuned race motors or trick, competition-style kit, while others have only a paint scheme and two rolling wheels in common with factory competition machinery. But some full-on racing bikes do get sold for use on the street. -, The RC30 is just such a motorcycle. Honda built the bike as a homologation special for the World Superbike Championship, and Fred Merkel took the inaugural crown on a production bike in 1988. The same year saw the bike go on sale outside the U.S. as the VFR750R, and it immediately became a hit among the die-hards. About 5,000 RC3Os were sold worldwide through 1992, though only 300 were imported to the U.S., all as 1990 models. S This 1988 RC30 was imported from Switzerland. By the time the V4 found its way into the RC30, it had already powered Honda's RVF endurance racer to considerable international racing success. With a displacement of 750 cc, the V4 engine made 94 hp at 11,300 rpm, and 47 lb-ft of torque at 9,800 rpm; this against the RC30's 407-pound weight. The bike had a wheelbase of only 55.5 inches and low center of gravity. With a superb suspension, it handled as well as it accelerated, leading the motorcycle press to dub it one of the best road bikes of all time. Its striking red, white and blue fiberglass bodywork made it instantly recognizable, and the RC30 still looks just as good today, thankfully devoid of the now-dated "splash" graphics that were popular at the time. Perfect RC30 Owner: An ex-racer who can't let go. Fun to ride: ***** Ease of maintenance: ** Appreciation: **** Years produced: 1988-1992 Number produced: approx. 5,000 ; 300 sold in U.S. Original list price: $14,998 SCM Valuation: $5,500-$12,000 Tune-up/major service: $300, Engine: water-cooled, 748-cc V4 Transmission: 5- or 6-speed Weight: 407 pounds Engine #: right side above clutch boss Frame #: right side by head stock Colors: red/white/blue August 2004 Of course, like all limited-production bikes with such brilliant performance, the RC30 was not inexpensive. You would have spent over $15,000 in 1990 to ride one home from the dealer once you added tax, title and plates. By comparison, the then- The RC30 was powered by a version of Honda's V4 engine that first saw use in the 1983 Interceptor. Installing the 90-degree V4—rather than the cross-frame four that was the staple of every Universal Japanese Motorcycle—was a big jump for Honda at the time. new Mazda Miata had an MSRP of $13,800. You'll still spend about that much today for a first-rate example. Oregon AMA road racer Shawn Roberti has owned his RC30 for almost three years, after spotting it for sale in Indiana in Cycle News. The seller was asking $12,000 for a 3,900-mile example and Roberti didn't even negotiate. "Other callers had all tried to beat him down on the price. I just said, I'll take it," he recalls. Ironically perhaps, for a bike that is capable of traveling thousands of trouble-free miles at full tilt, many surviving RC3Os are garage queens. Be sure to check for leaking seals as much as you'll undoubtedly be on the lookout for crash damage. And plan to do the service work yourself, if only because you don't want to pay for shop time—tune-up parts aren't expensive but the bike is an absolute Rubik's Cube to disassemble. If you're shopping for an RC30, be aware that there are grey market bikes out there and U.S.-spec models carried some subtle differences from those sold overseas. U.S. bikes have square, white mirrors, while grey market bikes will have round black ones. Early production bikes have an impressive titanium exhaust system, while on the later bikes—including the ones sold in the U.S.—they were stainless. Foreign-market bikes also carried RVF markings rather than RC30 badging on the bodywork. While all engines have titanium connecting rods and valves, there are significant racing upgrades for these bikes, including a $5,000 engine kit that includes parts to boost horsepower to 140 and add a six-speed gearbox. A $7,000 chassis kit is also available. While the RC30 is a fairly new bike, those on the lookout for a motorcycle with a true cult following and a legitimate potential for future collectibility would be wise to give it a look. Not only has the RC30 shown little depreciation in its 15-plus years, but it's a tempting buy for the collector who wants a mount that can be ridden hard and is still competitive with today's machinery.• 2004 PORSCHE OS CABRIOLET Date sold: 5/17/04 Sale location: eBay Motors #2477890250 Details: The right to buy a 2005 Ford GT. Bid does not include MSRP. Car will be built to winning bidder's specifications, including color. Sale result: Sold at $120,100, 14 bids. Seller's feedback: 0 Buyer's feedback: 1 MSRP: $139,995 (Est.) Other current offering: Rusty Eck Ford, Wichita, KS. Offered on eBay Motors (#2478802418) with a "Buy It Now" price of $215,000 for actual car. Fresh Meat 2005 FORD GI Real market prices for recent production cars of interest. Sale location: eBay Motors #2477704187 Details: 42 miles, 6-speed, AWD, aluminum interior trim, Xenon lights, heated seats, Bose stereo, supple leather. Sale result: $97,995, 4 bids, ended early with "Buy It Now." Date sold: 5/09/04 Seller's feedback: 34 Buyer's feedback: 181 MSRP: $93,200 Other current offering: Newport Autosport, Newport Beach, CA; (www.newportautosport.com ). Asking $99,500 for a 24-mile car. 2003 DODGE VIPER SRT/10 Date sold: 5/24/04 Sale location: eBay Motors #2478796779 Details: 1,500 miles, owned by Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, comes with autographed picture. Sale result: $67,000, 12 bids Seller's feedback: 1 Buyer's feedback: 106 MSRP: $79,995 Other current offering: Car Store of Glenside, Glenside, PA; (www.carstoreofglenside.com ). Asking $78,995 for a 1,495-mile car.• 115


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Reviews Ratings: ***** is best. Two copies of books, videos, DVDs, CDs, etc. must be furnished for review. Please send both copies to SCM, 8236 SE Ash St., Portland, OR 97216 THE CLASSIC TWIN-CAM ENGINE Author: Griffith Borgeson Publisher: Dalton Watson Fine Books Phone: 847.945.0568 Web site: www.daltonwatson.com ASIN:  Size:  Price:  0901564192 7.5" by 10" $47.00 Rating: For the casual enthusiast** For gearheads who need to know everything about everything *** Engine design is one of the great mysteries of our exotic cars. It's rarely explained well in car magazines and hard to absorb when speaking with real engineers. However, this quirky book, part textbook and part historical register, makes the subject palatable. Most of the book is an in-depth review of the development of the dualoverhead-cam engine. Who knew it was the French, especially Peugeot, who developed the first DOHC engines? In 1914. And what about desmodromic valves? Sure, Ducati motorcycles employ them, which allows for the elimination of valve springs, with the cams both opening and closing the valves. But the technology dates back to French carmaker Delage. The history lessons only reinforce the heart of the engineering text, a chapter tracing the motivations behind the twin-cam versus single-overhead-cam design. By taking us through the F-head, T-Head, and L-head engines, we learn why the double-overhead-cam engine makes sense. And it's made clear too. For example, the hemispherical head is explained here, far better than I have seen it elsewhere. The Classic Twin - PORSCHE CAYENNE Author: Publisher: Phone: Web site: ISBN: Size: Price: Rating: Clauspeter Becker and Stefan Warier Motorbooks International 800.826.6600 www.motorbooks.com 0760314527 13" by 10.25" $49.95 For those who think Porsche should only build sports cars ** For the Cayenne owner ***** Cam Engine is rich in historical details, period photos and engineering drawings. For anyone looking for deep background on high-performance engine design, this book is a worthy addition to your library.—Jim Schrager RACING MASERATIS Author: Publisher Phone: Web site ISBN: Size: Price: Rating: Giancarlo Reggiano Giorgio Nada Editore +39.02.27301126 www.giorgionadaeditore.it 887911252X 10" by 10.02" $39.95 For the run-of-the-mill racing fan irk* For the die-hard Maser fan **** It's easy to forget that in the 1950s and early '60s, Maserati was a major competitor to Ferrari, on both track and street. But as time gave way to Testarossas and Biturbos, Ferrari became the exalted king of Italian marques and Maserati lost its way. Thus Ferrari has had much more written about it, but this unusual book helps to bridge the literary gap. It presents a selection of historical cars, many unrestored. While most "marque envy" books present beautiful pictures of cars that have been subject to complete cosmetic restorations—many inaccurately done—here we get warts and blemishes as interesting and important as the overall designs. A great 6CM (1936-1939) shows what an engine compartment of a 1930s era single-seater looked like, as driven, rather than a fully sanitized modern re-creation. An A6GCS/53 Barchetta, as seen in the famous road races of the '50s does similarly, showing how the dashboard was attached with just simple, plain screws. Wonderful period action photos blend with stunning shots of these original cars as they are now. Subjects include many of the most famous Maseratis, such as the Pinin Farina A6GCS Berlinetta, the 250F single seater, the Nurburgring-winning 150S sports car, the voluptuous 200SI Mille Miglia contender, the 420M Eldorado that campaigned in America, and others. If you are a lover of this period of automotive history, you will find Racing Maseratis a rare treat—IS. 116 This book, published by Porsche's press office, presents an in-house look at the birthing of the Cayenne. The photography is breathtaking, the highly detailed explanation of each aspect of the vehicle is absorbing, and the production values of the book are consistently high. What else would you expect from a full color, 189-page sales brochure? For those intrigued with the Cayenne, as I am, or perhaps someone thinking of buying one, this is a useful volume. A great amount of planning and testing went into Porsche's first non-sports car, and this volume does a good job of tracking those activities. The heritage, styling, development, and design of this rugged "go-anywhere" truck are all addressed. Ever wonder how many wheel designs were offered with the Cayenne at introduction? Five. How deep a river the Cayenne can ford? 550 millimeters--or almost up to the headlamps. Wish you could have attended the official introduction of the Cayenne? Here you can relive the event, which included a host of important vehicles, such as Porsche No.!, a 550 Spyder, a 356 Speedster, and a Carrera RS. Porsche Cayenne will appeal to anyone interested in a ringside seat to the development of this important new vehicle, or perhaps serve as just the thing to throw in and sweeten the deal in a few years when it comes time to list your Cayenne on eBay.—J.S. DRIVING FORCE: THE Author: Publisher: Phone: Web site: ISBN: Size: Price: Rating: EVOLUTION OF THE CAR ENGINE Jeff Daniels Motorbooks International 800.826.6600 www.motorbooks.com 1859608779 8.5" by 10.5" $39.95 For the enthusiast who lets the dealer change the oil * For a mechanical engineer *** This book traces the path and progress of automotive engines, from the earliest days of internal combustion up through the late 1990s. Each decade is afforded an entire chapter, with at least a snippet covering each engine produced at that time. This leads to a bewildering array of engines presented, each in good detail and many with photos or drawings. For all the well-detailed trees, however, the author still can't see the forest. He's quick to give us his opinions—though some rubbed me the wrong way, primarily those concerning my marque of choice. He allots little space to the long-lived Porsche 911 flat-six, while proclaiming the 914 and its flat-four "ill-fated, poorly packaged and generally uninspiring." True as that may be, the market felt differently at the time, as the car was a great sales success. That "in its place came the much more sensible Porsche 924" is just as misguided of a statement, as the 924 was an utter disaster for Porsche, both from a sales standpoint and more importantly, to the image of the brand. Not to mention that the engine was harsh, noisy, uninspired in extremis. But the biggest shortcoming with Driving Force is it offers no explanation for why engine design evolved as it did. For all the bores and strokes, displacements, horsepower ratings and so on, there's no thousand-foot view that helps make sense of all the minutiae. In spite of this, the book still stands a useful reference work, with listings for virtually every engine made in the last century.—J.S.• Sports Car Market


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Glovebox Notes A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM stable. Irk*** is best 2004 ACURA TL Neat Stuff / Bengt Halvorson PETERSEN HOT WHEELS Price as tested: $35,395 Likes: No longer the blandest of the bland exterior styling; comfortable seats; brushed aluminum knobs on stereo look like vintage '70s audiophile gear. Gripes: Rear suspension is squirrelly; clutch takes up abruptly a half-inch from the floor; steering extremely indirect; nay system thinks Fort Wayne, Indiana, is uncharted territory. Fun to drive: * Fun to look at: *** Overall ownership experience: ** Verdict: What was once a bulletproof, if boring, sports sedan has now become the poster child for putting product planning ahead of engineering. Over-styled and over-powered, the front-drive TL's nice, new six-speed manual is ruined by horrendous torque steer, courtesy of its 270-hp V6. That the rear end never wants to go where the front end is leading—even if that direction is straight—doesn't help. Add a typically stupid navigation system to the package and you've got a car that looks, drives, and feels like an unfettled tuner car.—Jeff Sabatini 2004 ACURA TSX If you want to take along your surfboard or mountain bike, you don't need an SUV. This Tequipment Roof Transport System attaches to your 993 Porsche's frame, so you don't have to worry about hooks or clips in the doorjamb. Three different interchangeable, integrated modules attach to the rack itself, either an aerodynamic cargo box or mounts for a surfboard, skis, or a bike. The bike module includes adjustable wheel holders and tension locks. Price: $635.75 for rack system; $70.00-$186.25 for modules. Pelican Parts, 888.280.7799, wwvv.pelicanparts.com . GAS BIB Price as tested: $29,035 likes: Restrained styling is classier than any other Acura; rev-happy 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 7,100-rpm redline; good-shifting sixspeed manual; well-balanced suspension; a pleasure to drive in any circumstance. Gripes: Not the highest quality interior; $2,000 optional nay system (see above). Fun to drive: **** Fun to look at: *** Verdict: Based on the European Accord rather than the American one that underpins the TL, the TSX shows exactly what we tend to miss out on here in the U.S. The TSX is smallish, more the size of an older BMW 3-series than a typical mid-size sedan, but it's still packaged to carry four adults comfortably. The size benefit is that a 200-hp four gives plenty of performance and still returns 29 mpg on the highway. Sadly, in our Super-Sized society, this sedan is not going to impress anyone—except maybe its driver.-1S.• Overall ownership experience: **** 118 Here's a no-brainer: This inexpensive rubber guard slips around your fuel-filler neck and protects your car's finish from gasoline spills. The FuelGuard directs spills away from the fender and onto the ground, and its soft rubber design helps prevents nicks from the filler nozzle. Easily folds for storage. Price: $12.95. Griot's Garage, 800.345.5789, www.griotsgarage.com. RACE CAR DESK CLOCK These 1:32-scale desktop models of either the '55 Mercedes 300 SLR Mille Miglia, the '66 Mustang Shelby GT350, or the Audi R8R, have a digital alarm clock in the base, which plays a digitally sampled sound of the car A new 1:64-scale, limited-edition Hot Wheels car celebrates the Petersen Automotive Museum. Number 0032, only available from Petersen, is based on a 1932 Ford roadster and designed by Chip Foose, an evolution of a car built for Boyd Coddington in 1995. Black with an orange interior, it's packaged in a display box with the Petersen logo and the car's story. Price: $29.95. Pe- terson Automotive Museum, 323.964.6331, www.petersen.org . PORSCHE SURF RACK shrieking through the gears. The sound can also be activated by pressing a red starter button. Price: $49.95. Herrington, 800.622.5221, www.herringtoncatalog.com . PRO CAR WASH Save your quarters by attaching this unit to your garden hose—it gives you the same powerwashing adjustability of a professional carwash bay. A built-in soap dispenser and flow dial lets you switch easily between washing and rinsing or adjust the amount of soap. Includes nine different settings. Price: $25.00. Brookstone, 866.576.7337, www.brookstone.com. FUEL-CELL CAR Want to be the first on your block to own a fuel cell car? Well, it's not quite the real thing, but this model offers a realistic look at the future of automotive technology in a fun science project for you and the kids. Includes the materials needed to make a functioning car: fuel cell, geared motor, car chassis, gas collector, solar panel multimeter, goggles, and lab manual. Price: $139.95. Edmund Scientific, 800.728.6999, www.scientific.com . ABSORBENT FABRIC SHEETS Keep these in the garage and in the car for those real emergencies. Originally designed for industrial jobs, one eightlayered sheet can hold up to a quart of liquid, and still stays together when wet. Comes in a tablet that can be easily mounted on a garage or workshop wall, with 12 sheets per tablet. Price: $21.95 for two. New Pig, 866.434.4744, www.idigpig.com .• Sports Car Market


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FIRST NOTICE! AVAILABLE JUNE 1. Keith Martin on Collecting Ferrari Keith Martin on is book collects Sports Car Market's best articles and ction reports covering the Ferrari marque, includg many articles by renowned Ferrari experts Mike heehan, John Apen and Steve Ahlgrim. nside you'll find information on what to buy, how to uy, what to look for and how to use Ferraris from 947 to the current day, with values from $15,000 to 9 million. 128 pages, full color. COLLECTING FERRARI FOREWORD BY PHIL HILL Featuring Mike Sheehan, John Apen, Steve Ahlgrim and the editors of ALSO AVAILABLE: KEITH MARTIN ON COLLECTING PORSCHE The best of SCM on Porsche from the past decade. Foreword by Hurley Haywood. Profiles, market reports, 356/911 Q&A, more. 112 pages, full color. How to order your Ferrari or Porsche book: Just $19.95 for either book and CD, plus $5 S&H (US, Canada & Mexico), all other foreign, $7 S&H per book. Call 24/7, toll-free 800.289.2819 (outside US 503.243.1281), fax 503.253.2234, or order online at www.sportscarmarket.com . hrn Schrager S PC ) 1.1'T Keith Martin on Collecting Ferrari is a gold mine for anyone who loves Ferraris. Full of pithy comments and straight talk about the pros and cons of Ferrari ownership, this book is a terrific value for Ferrari lovers and fans of SCM. BONUS: CD with high-res photos of collectible Ferraris included with every order from SCM. PORSuit Keith Martin COLLECTING


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Mystery Photo Next year, Helen, we're going to Pebble Beach instead! The grass is greener and the rubberneckers can't crap on the hood. —Eric Gustafson, Long Beach, CA Chesley and Muffy were having a marvelous time at the Aston Martin club's Safari Park outing until Ches, into his third Chardonnay, offended the giraffes by telling the old "the highballs are on me" joke.—Jay Mackro, San Juan Capistrano, CA Watch the hand, pal. It's going to take a lot more than a road trip to Disney World in your fancy car to get me in the sack.—Roger Wooley, Portland, OR Tired of wrestling anacondas and riding around with Marlon Perkins in a ratty old Land Rover, Jim lands a lucrative deal with the Discovery Channel and upgrades all around.—Frederick Boos, Bend, OR As you get older, driving out into the country to do some necking takes on a different meaning.—Walter Meyer, Eagle, Idaho We only get the Aston out once a year for its maintenance drive. We didn't realize how often and how many of our giraffes had been copulating during the off-season.—Zaf Basha, Washington, DC Years ago, before the stresses of Bill and the White House, Hillary was fun and adventurous.—David Sweet, Salem, OR After many adventure-filled years in Her Majesty's Secret Service, 007 finally stuck his neck out and wed Miss Moneypenny. Here the newlyweds stop on their honeymoon for a photo moment. Location: Classified.—Terry Schaeffer, Chicago, IL "Not yet! Stay in the trees until I give the signal. Remember the plan, kill the guy, gab the woman, and dammit, get it right this timer— Jay Meilstrup, Niagara Falls No, honey, we can't put a trailer hitch on the back of the Aston and take one of them home. Now just smile nice for the camera.—David Lucia, Tempe, AZ Hey guys! Look at this, a little tiny car for the little tiny people. I wonder if they make it in our size?—Dr. John Maydak, Greensburg, PA F. Scott and Zelda were never what you'd call.. .practical!—Dan Norton, via e-mail A slalom course was laid out by a cooperative family of giraffes when Bob failed to arrive with the traffic cones.— Robert Madans,Portkau4 OR It is clear that James is happier, since Pussy convinced him to give up his license to kill and retire to the giraffe farm.—Cam Stevenson, Greenfield, MA Well, you wouldn't stick your neck out for a Jag, would you?—Trevor Parkes, Melbourne, Australia The inspirational photo behind Salvador Dali's famous lost painting "The Pink Jacket," circa 1980.—Scott and Deb Brown, Scottsdale, AZ He said: "Honey, about the new interior I was telling you about." She said: "PETA won't like it, but I do."—JeffMilligan, via e-mail And this month 's winner of a sure-to-be-collectible-someday 1:18 scale model, courtesy of Dave Kinney 's USAppraisal, is Eric Gustafson, for his appreciation of the Pebble Beach "exotic pet exclusion" policy.—ED. USAPPRAISAL This Month's Mystery Photo Response Deadline: July 25, 2004 Our Photo, Your Caption Be the author of the most accurate, creative or provocative response and receive a sure-to-be-collectible-someday 1/18-scale collector car model courtesy of USAppraisal. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Fax your response to 503.253.2234; e-mail: mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket.com; snail mail: Mystery, P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292 Send us your mystery photo! If we use it, you'll get an official "SCM Fright Pig Inspector" cap. E-mail photos at 300 dpi in JPEG format. 120  Sports Car Market


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Comments With Your Renewals Excellent mag. One of the few I read cover to cover —Roger Wooley, Portland, OR Fiats forever!—Donald Greco, Spring Lake, NJ It's just great as it is. I'm enjoying the in-depth marque coverage.—D'Arcy Salzmann, Helsinki, Finland Top quality—keep going!—Jack Belilos, Geneva, Switzerland Interesting articles on legal issues, but you have not addressed having outof-state cars pass local requirements.— James Adams, Salinas, CA. Thanks for the suggestion. We'll pass it along to John Draneas.—ED. Please continue to cover hot rod sales at auctions, especially cars with provenance and history.—Mark Van Buskirk, Crown Point, IN How about a column on "Collecting on the Cheap?" I have a '91 Miata Spe- cial Edition, in addition to older British cars that! rarely drive. Cars like the CRX and Corolla GT-S are inexpensive and fun to drive, and are becoming scarce if still in good condition. Also a column on readers' daily drivers.—Don Scott, Calistoga, CA I would like to see more coverage on modem and affordable sports cars: RX-7, Mercedes ESS AMG, MS, etc. I can only read so much about homely, slow 2+2 Ferraris and old Chevys.—Paul Whittington, Jr., La Habra, CA More straightforward analysis and recommendations as to which cars will appreciate. Stay focused. Don't become a general car magazine.—David Ozbirn, Dallas, 7X In some ways, sad to say, the monthly arrival of SCM has become the high point of my life. Never a disappointment!—Dan Mills, Canandaigua, NY We thoroughly enjoyed our first year as subscribers. Sign us up for three more.—Jeff Greenberg, Stockton, CA Best feature for me is that you identify cars by chassis number or VIN, which makes SCM valuable as a permanent resource.—John Elmgreen, Mosman, Australia Negative comments about the buyer/ fans of cars are worse than not useful. I am afraid to leave your magazine where customers might find it, read it, and be humiliated by your sarcastic comments.—Art DeArmond, Swisher, IA. Art, we strive with each issue to walk the fine line between being frank and being kind. Sadly, the two don't always go together—ED. Comments are great. Stay as unsweet as you are.—Paul Heid, Appleton, WI Your frankness and no-B.S. makes a renewal decision easy—Larry Huff. man, Big Bear a% CA I miss the naughty comments, but appreciate how your magazine has grown in style and information. It's still a great read.—Rob Karr, Cupertino, CA Your honest comments make you unique and valuable. A real eye-openet—Steve Dershimer, State College, PA More hot rods!—Eric Debord, Wayne, IL I bought a '93 512 TR and it's all your fault. The kids are not going to Harvard, but 1 still can afford to send them to truck-driving school—Richard Brandeis, Marietta, GA The only car magazine (of five I get monthly) that is instantly read cover to cover. Keep up the Alfa spirit!—Spiros Angelopoulos, Santa Clara, CA And thanks to all of you for your thoughtful comments and your renew- Tit urn your cars into cash. Turn your cash into cats! Limited to 50 cars each night Thursday, Friday & Saturday, August 5, 6, 7, 2004 Featuring Street Rods and Nostalgic Vehicles of the highest caliber. If your car is one of the best,  it for this  Rod and Restoration. Official 2004 Presenteirby Mitch ,  •  , Silver of Silver Auctions and B & T Custom Hot August Nights Sponsors. UPCOMING AUCTIONS May Puyallup, VVA - M. 22 Bend, OR - May 29th - lune 100 cars Everett, WA - May 31st - Billings, MT - June 5th - July -Jackson Hole, WY - August 100 cars 80 cars Mammoth Lakes, CA - June 19th - July 3-4th - • Coeur d'Alene, ID - July 17th - •• Reno, NV - Aug. 5-8th - • September • Sun Valley, ID - Los Lunas, NM - October 100 cars 150 cars 125 cars 800 cars " Reno Five Star Inv. .Aug. 5-7th - 150 cars Missoula, MT - Aug. 21st' 100 cars Sept. 4-5th - 250 cars Sept. 25th 100 cars Palm Springs, CA - Oct. 9th - Portland, OR - NOVeMber • August 2004 100 cars Oct. 23rd' 150 cars Arizona in the Fall .Nov. 13-14th .300 cars Spokane, WA - Nov. 27th- 100 cars •• Flagship Audio" • Premier Auction Presented by Silver Auctions 1-800 255 4485 www.SilverAuctions.com 121 • • Entry Fees $100 Beautiful Setting lake, Snake River - - eCted Teton Mountains, Jackson $200 want to consider' //'


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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $44/month ($66 non-subscribers). Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 3 ways to submit your ad: E-mail: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to artdir@sportscarmarket.com . We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snailmail: Showcase, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. ENGLISH 1938 MG SA Tourer 1963 Jaguar XKE Butch Gilbert frame-up restoration with Series 3 updates. Re-skinned, new wings, interior, Panasports. Cosworth 1500, close-ratio gearbox. Excellent performance. $35,000. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, www.fontasyjunction.com . (CA) A concours restoration was performed on this very rare 1938 MG SA 4-seat Tourer with body by Abbey Coachworks. Equipped with 2-liter 6-cylinder motor and 4-speed transmission. Superbly and exquisitely finished in red and fitted with tan leather interior. Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars, 314.524.6000. (MO) 1954 MG TF Aluminum lightweight, street legal. Built in mid '80s. Runs and appears as new. Full race history including several Targa Florio, Grand Prix NO rburgring, & other German, Dutch Oldtimers vintage races. Full FIA papers. RAC MSI. In original factory colors. 3.8-liter 320 hp. Very Important from the most respected name in Jaguars, Doc's Jags 480.951.0777. $168,000. www.docsjogs.com . (AZ) 1964 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 FHC 1 of 12 factory I.R.S. cars. Full documentation and records 1966 to present. 1200#, Vegher T.C., Leeson trans, LSD, adj. susp., extensive spares. Professional restoration. Potentially the fastest under-two-liter prod. car in the US. Sorted and fresh. Owned since 1986. Avail. after Monterey Historics. $67,500. 562.431.6584. (CA) Frame-up engine rebuild. New body woodwork, interior and tops. Leather seats, door panels, wire wheels, tires. Completely reconditioned. $24,500 080. 808.597.1668 ; fax 808.597.1683; 808.226.7716, Eddie. (HI) 1954 Jaguar XK 120 1966 Lotus Elan 52 roadster This car is better than new. S90,000 restoration (documents available). Bright red. Connolly leather. Color: Biscuit. All synchro. Oversize radiator. Electric fan, LHD. Price: 90,000. Will take Euros or 144 Stock. Guy, 561.659.1819, gkslaw@covad.net. Photos available on e-mail. (FL) 1964 AC Cobra Mk 11289 "SE" (special equipment) Roadster. Only 24,700 unrestored original miles. Kept in pristine condition by its only owner. Respray in '63. Runs and drives perfectly. Original factory Mohair top and side curtains. The most original XK 120 on the planet. £51,000. 480.951.0777 www.docsjags.com . (AZ) 1959 Jaguar XK 150 "5" Bill Root restoration to competitive race standard. Sorted chassis, blueprinted engine, LSD, Konis, fuel cell. HMSA, CSRG and SCCA eligible. $19,800. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, www.fantasyjunction.com . (CA) Red/black leather, superb original car, one owner last twenty years, Webers, roll bar. $265,000. Heritage Classics, 310.657.9699. (CA) Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II 1967 Jaguar MK!! White with tan leather and tan top. All books, tools and records. Local Santa Barbara car in super nice condition. Fantastic driver. $49,500. Charles Crail Automobiles, 805.568.1934, wsvw.charlescrail.com . (CA) 2004 Mini Cooper S MC40 1966 Ginetta G4R 1965 Lotus Super 7, Series 2 Magazine showcar, project/rest°, high-performance 289, LAT 70 wheels, balanced engine (54k miles ago). Many upgrades. B/O. Call Scott, 610.695.0721. (PA) 1969 Austin America 1009's original, 27k miles, finest anywhere. Same 1,275 cc engine as Mini Cooper S. Sportmatic transmission. Dark red/black interior. Completely documented history, shop and owner's manual, custom cover. Used in TV and films. $11,500. 415.550.0669, www.mycarguy-sf.com . (CA) 1979 Aston Martin V-8 Volante 38,000 miles, complete history file. Faultless interior and exterior. The best available. £43,000 ono. +44.01787.3756973, or hal@Winthrop.co.uk for more pit-lures. 1979 Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible Fully restored. 4-speed overdrive full synchro. Steel sunroof. New red leather, mechanicals, paint, and more. Phone 818.781.6289, fax 818.781.4241. (CA) 3.4-litre roadster. Recent complete restoration with matching numbers. Original factory color, Carmen Red/Cinnamon hides, tan canvas top. Rebuilt engine, new wiring harnesses, Burled walnut center dash. Runs and drives perfectly. Laycock de Normanville factory electric overdrive. High-speed steel-belted radial tires. Matching tan canvas tonneau. £84,750. 480.951.0777. www.docsjags.com . (AZ) 122 The Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II with custom coachwork by Hooper was dispatched from England to the US on August 1, 1960 and was sold when new to a Mrs. Dorothy Kraft of Ridgewood, New Jersey. This left-hand-drive, long-wheelbase limousine with division and factory air conditioning is an exquisite design with razor edge front wings and graceful flowing lines reminiscent of cars of the 1940s. $73,500. Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars, 314.524.6000. (MO) 1967 Sunbeam Tiger Motor in a bit of history! To celebrate Paddy Hopkirk's 1964 win at Rallye Monte Carlo, this MC40 has the same contr. roof and mirrors that helped Paddy stand out. Plus features unique to MC40: commemorative badges; carbon-fiber dash, 17: anthracite wheels (wicked!) and Paddy's lucky number 37 on the door. Only 1,000 made. A steal at $27,449. Visit miniusa.com . MSRP includes destination and handling charges. Price excludes license, registration, taxes and options. 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SCM Showcase Gallery Jensen S-V8 2006 4.6 Liter Prescott, Ireland, Tarp Rusticana, Measham. Well documented. £27,000 ono. Doug Lambert +44 (0) 151 924 5280. 1937 Bugatti Type 57 • Less than 20 "Lightweight" EB110's buit, carbon fiber chassis, aluminum and carbon/Kevlar fiber body, AWD, 4 Turbos, 650 hp, believed only factory silver metallic car. Contact Canepa Design, 831.423.5704, www.canepa.com . (CA) GERMAN 1964 Mercedes 220SE One of only 21 built by the factory. Chassis No. 9, aluminum and blue leather interior. Just serviced and only showing 5,600 miles. £38,000 ono. For full details, call +44.020.8390.1735. FRENCH 1935 Talbot 75 Corsica A beautifully restored example finished in silver with black leather. Equipped with floor shift and factory air. This is a high quality collector car that can be used reliably as a driver if so desired. $84,900. Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars, 314.524.6000. (MO) 1972 Beck 550 Spyder Serial # 57595, Coachwork by Galibier, Series 2 Chassis with cable brakes, there is no engine, transmission, instruments, lights, hood, or grill shell. Does have misc. extra parts. Asking $55,000 U.S. Contact: Alan Taylor, 760.489.0657 ; e-mail: alan@alantaylorcompany.com. (CA) Bugatti EB110 Supersport Coupe in immaculate concours condition complete with original pen and car care kit, one owner since 1975, very little mileage, estate sale, offers in region of £14,000. +44.01798.813433. 1970 Mercedes 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet Beautiful example with much additional time and money spent on complete and proper 550 detailing, including 550-style seats and upholstery. Porsche gauges, steering wheel, lights and more. $20,000. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, www.fantasyjunction.com . (CA) 2 previous owners, present owner 30 years, rebuilt engine, radiator, CWP, rear springs. Arctic Run for Cancer 1980, two world rallies and many continental rallies, four Ards TTs, Montlhery, SCIVI /ClicterLow_exchange Each month, selected cars from the SCM Showcase Gallery will also appear in the British magazine, Octane (www.octane-magazine.com ) and vice-versa. 1992 Limited Production 911 America Roadster Tiptronic Transmission. Triple black w/new black cloth, only 42,370 miles, no paintwork or excuses. Car located in Pacifica, CA; buyer to pay all shipping costs. Contact Advantage Auto Consulting at 732.846.6617 for more details. (CA) The brain-child of two California businessmen,  it features a body designed by Plescia and Scaglione, and built in steel by Carrozzena lntermeccanica of Turin. The car is powered by a legendary Buick nailhead engine (alloy heads, steel block), weapon of California gofast world, displacing 300ci (4950cc) mated to Borg Warner T10 four-speed gearbox. With wet weight of only 2470 lb (1123kg), it easily outperformed its better known and more expensive contemporaries Combining the best of two worlds, it was and still is an excellent Grand Touring , —Re '65 Apollo automobile. Less than 80 examples were built, and not all of them survived. The example offered is a two-owner California. with less than 20k believable miles on the clock, with some rare and desirable features, which is in excellent driving and cosmetic condition. BB One Exports August 2004 CHASSIS # 103104A California's answer to DB4! Raymond Milo, le Patron  By Appointment Only Please  8375 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  bbone@dslextreme.com  323.656.7483 90069 cell 323.864.0999 fax 323.654.8788 123


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SOW Showcase Gallery 2000 Audi TT Neiman Marcus Edition RHD. Blood orange, total not and bolt restoration, owned 15 years. Minor detail to finish. £P0A. 07973.794190. 1969 Alfa Romeo 17506TV 2000-2001 Ovate Mangusta #68 out of 100. Part of collection, never titled. As new, every option, only 4,700 miles. $25,000. Call Robert, 732.946.2400. (NJ) 2001 Audi TT coupe MkT, white, 96,000 miles, a good rust-free car with excellent mechanicals, strong engine and good gearbox, many thousands spent in past few years, sunroof, Mot'd to April 05. [4,400. +44.0797456993, e-mail markgleave@hotmail.com . Silver, ebony, turbo 4-cyl, xenons, CD changer, heated seats, 17 in. alloys, leather, warranty, new battery, recent tires, 33K miles, immaculate condition, 1 owner. $20,900. 731.668.7894. (TN) 2001 Porsche Turbo Speed yellow/black ; 46,000 miles ; original owner; all services documented ; factory warranty ; 6 CD player; short shift kit; new tires ; immaculate condition. $77,800. Andy, home 973.374.2317, cell 973.478.2090. (OH) ITALIAN 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 1970 Maserati Ghibli Spyder Both manual and auto trans available. Of the 285 built, we have a few factory new and demonstrators. Now available for sale. For specs visit: www.qvaleauto.com . 415.776.7700 for special pricing. (CA). JAPANESE Mazda RX-7 Esprit Twin wire wheel side mounts, 8 cylinder sidevalve engine, 3,714a. Original condition apart from respray in 1984. One previous owner from new with only 42,400 genuine miles on the clock. Superb condition, imported by current owner from USA. British Racing Green and black. Long MoT and current rood fund license (exempt). Full history available. Contact Eric Barfield, janebionb @blueyonderco.uk. 1947 DeSoto Classic Suburban Black  with  crema  leather.  Sports  inte- rior. (This car only) believed last RHO. 6,000 miles only. Totally original and unmolested. £P0A. + 44.07973.794190. "The Saint," white with red interior. 4-spd. stick with overdrive. 8-20 [Fl engine. Gorgeous #2 car in pristine condition. $15,000. 716.877.2136. (NY) AMERICAN 1935 Nash Special Sedan Model 970 -  t Rare and beautiful. 5-speed, a/c, ps. One of 125 built. Early masterwork of Giugiaro's career. Great and strong road car. $118,500. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, www.fantasyjunction.com . (CA) 1972 Alfa Romeo 1600 GT Junior Super Sport Ghia Special. Only one built on long wheel base. Restored to original specs. Leather interior and chrome Borroni wheels. $110,000. Robert Thalmann, 310.809.6250. 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 200+ mph for <[30,000.. Special wide-bodied version, believed unique in the UK, and an ultraexclusive Japanese "Midnight Society" car (200+ mph qualification!). 430 bhp presently gives 0 to 100 mph in 8 secs., but is "tweakable" to over 500 bhp. Every comfort incl. a/c, electric everything, leather/suede trim, etc. Totally rebuilt/fully modified engine, transmission, suspension and brakes, etc. 16,000 miles from new and absolutely pristine. The ultimate adrenalin pump ( the quickest road car I've ever driven!) for just £29,995. Rod Leach's Nostalgia, + 44.01992.500.007, e-mail rodleach@waitrose.com . 2000 engine, sports handling kit, Koni shock absorbers, etc. 11 months MoT. £5,950. +44.07949.982852. 1990 De Tomaso Pantera GT5 Street-legal sports racing car patterned after 1952 lady 500 winner. Frame-up professional restoration. 283 ci Chev, T-10 trans, torsion bar suspension, fuel cell, Halibrand wheels. Garaged in California. $145,000. 808.822.0788, warmarg@aloho.net . (HI) Sterejelustin's AUTOMO 1638 SE 11th Ave Canby, OR 97013 (503) 266-4079 or (800) 452-8434 email: steveaustin@eanby.com www.steveaustinsautomobilia.com 124 Travel begins here . . . ' ILIA Limited Edition Art & Collectibles Official Organizer of SCM's Historic and Collector Car Tours 503.231.5103  800.594.0805  Stephanie Warrington The Official Travel Agent for Sports Car Market Specializing in International Travel, Custom Vacations & Groups email: stephanie@wtpdx.com  700 NE Multnomah, #478 Portland OR 97232 World Travel Inc. Sports Car Market SWEDISH 1970 Volvo 1800E coupe 5-door 9-passenger hatchback sedan. Brown over sand with tan pigskin-type interior. 39,493 original miles. Beautifully appointed with wood panel interior. Mahogany roof rack. Superb original condition. $35,000. Charles Crail Auotomobiles, 805.568.1934, www.charlescrail.com . (CA) 1956 Kurtis 500S


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SON Showcase Gallery  1959 Doody V-8 Special 92 Mustang 5.0 convertible Leach's Nostalgia, +44.01992.50007, e-mail rodleach@waitrose.com . Canepa Design Hummer H1 Wagon 500 HP, Suspension & Brake upgrade, complete exterior customization paint. 20" wheels/tires. Contact Canepa Design, 831.423.5704; www.canepa.com . (CA) WANTED Offset roadster w/history, original photos and log. V-8 Ford "Y" block, 3-speed, all steel and alum, quick change, finned Buick drum brakes, etc., etc. Very nice S20,000. Please call 805.466.1015. (CA) 1989 Saleen Mustang Red/red, automatic, loaded, no boy-racer modifications, female owned, very reliable, perfect for beach or vacation home. S6,995 314.517.3371; jenromas@charter.net (MO) 2004 Superformance Le Mans Coupes Custom-built 393 cubic inch supercharged engine, 550+ hp, suspension and brake upgrade, complete exterior and interior customization, 130+ mph top speed. Contort Canepo Design, 831.423.5704, visvw.conepa.com . Canepa Design "Limited Edition" Hummer H2 An absolutely serious buyer wants any European antique classic cars, Jaguar, Austin-Healey, MG, Morgan, Triumph, 356, 190SL, Alfa Romeo, Riley, Land Rover, Singer, also pre-war cars and other interesting European cars in any condition, any location. Please call Steve's British Connection. sbinc@aol.com. 630.553.9023 phone; 815.786.3372 fox. inc. monochromatic 73,000 miles. All original with books, records, original driving jacket. Always garaged. No accidents, rust, or stories. Excellent. S12,900. Photos: anchoredfirm@juno.com . 971.409.9888. (OR) The first of these stunning new Pete Brock designed GTs are now here. Eminently practical, with every modern comfort incl. a/c, remote door opening, (even cupholders!) and peerless build quality, these are genuine 210 mph modern-day supercars. Only a handful will be available in the UK, prices at £73,000 + VAT "on the road." Rod Buying? Restoring? Maintaining? In-clepth Porsche Information At Your Fingertips! The Complete POILSCHE Technical and Restoration Guide •volume 2 • NEW, 256 pgs 470 photos '= Guide 7 I rsche ni2 RESTORATION? y Visa - rvic 888-237-4359 RPM Auto Books www.RPMAutoBooks.com tt? August 2004 GermanCarPortal.com Over 1,100 links German Car Newsfeed Dealer Listings Event Listings 0 ST) ORKS hostworks.com 303-539-1839 0 WWW.BARTHOLLAND.COM RESTORATION@BARTHOLLAND.COM , Plankier 22 2771 XL Boskoop-NL I +31 (0)172211344 +31 (0)172218321 Yatthzr Austin-Healey Specialists 262-375-0876 www.fourint une.com 125 lize,


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Resource Directory Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 x204 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. AUCTION COMPANIES Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. +33.1.42992020, fax +33.1.429920 21. Maison de vente aux encheres, 7, Rond-Point des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris. artcurial@auction.fr . www.artcurial.com. (FR) Barrett - 6694, fax 480.421.6697. 3020 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jacicson.com . www.barrettjacicson.com. (AZ) Bonhams  &  Jackson Auction. 480.421. 415.391.4000, fax 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103. www. bonhamsandbutterfie Ids .com. (CA) Butterfields. Bonhams. +44.207.228.8000, fax +44.207.585.0830. Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. www.bonhams.com. (UK) Branson Collector Car Auction. 800.335.3063, Jim Cox, fax 417.336.5616, 1316 W. Hwy. 76, Suite 199, Branson, MO, 65616. www.bransonauction.com. (MO) Christie's. 310.385.2699, 7321 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73116. Rocky: rockydb5@sbcglobal.net . (OK) Spectrum Auctions. 818.999.0832, fax 818.999.0816. 23295 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364. www.spectrumauctions.com . (CA) APPRAISALS Dave Brownell's Vintage Auto Appraisals. 802.362.4719, 802.362.3007. 25-plus years experience nationwide and internationally. Single cars or entire collections. Brass cars to contemporary supercars. Complete services from pre-purchase to insurance, donation, estate, expert witness. dbrownell@sprynet.com . (VT) Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206.467.6531, fax mainly focused on Porsche, Ferrari, Mercedes, and racing. Producer of "Automobilia Monterey" August 1012, 2004. 38-page list of memorabilia available. singer356@aol.com or www. vintageautoposters.com. (CA) www.arteauto.com . 631329.8580. Part et 1 'automobile gallery and auction house Web site, featuring drawings, paintings, prints, vintage posters, photos, sculptures, objects, toys, models, books, literature, memorabilia, and more from the beginning of the automobile to date. View online and mail order automobilia auction lots. jvautoart@aol.com. (NY) BUY/SELL/GENERAL 310.385.0246. 360 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. www.christies.com. (CA) fax H&H Classic Auctions. +44. 1925.730630, fax +44.1925.730830 Whitegate Farm, Hatton Lane, Hatton, Cheshire, UK. WA4 4BZ info@classic-auctions.co.uk, www. classic-auctions.com. (UK) Kruse International. 800.968.4444, fax 260.925.5467. P.O. Box 190, Auburn, IN 46706. www.lcruseintemationaLcom. (IN) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick, 760.320.3290, fax 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262. www.classic-carauction.com . (CA) RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371, fax 519.351.1337 One Classic Car Dr., Blenheim, ON NOP 1AO. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Russo and Steele. 480.517.4005, fax 480.517.9112. 4117 N. 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016. russoandsteele@ qwest.net, www.russoandsteele.com . (AZ) Kensington Motor Group, Inc. 631.537.1868, fax 631.537.2641. P.O. Box 2277, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. KenMotor@aol.com. (NY) Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@silverauctions.com; www.silverauctions.com . (WA) Santiago Collector Car Auctions. 800.994.2816, fax 405.843.6251. 126  Dana Mecum Auction Company. 815.568.8888, fax 815.568.6615. P.O. Box 422, Marengo, IL 60152. www.mecumauction.com. (IL) eBay Motors. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Visit the "Services" section on www.ebaymotors.com for more details. Complete appraisal services for any and all vehicles of particular note. Over 1 billion dollars in worldwide experience. We will help you in your time of need: We negotiate for you. Settlements, insurance, disputes, estates, prepurchase, donations, etc. appraisals@ cosmopolitanmotors.com. (WA) USAppraisal. 703.759.9100. 25 years experience with collector automobiles, available nationwide. David H. Kinney, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers). dhkinney@usappraisal.com ; www.usappraisal.com . (VA) Auto  fax 206.467.6532. Appraisal  800.848.2886. 50 offices. Certified Appraisals. Pre-purchase inspections, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale values, estates, expert witness. Onsite inspections. Confidential. www.autoappraisalgoup.com. "Not just one man's opinion of value." (VA) Dean V. Kruse. 260.927.1111, fax 260.920.2222. Certified appraiser with 35 years in the business, appraisals completed for most nationwide banks and insurance companies. Kruse International auctions more than 10,000 collector cars per year. One car or collections, donators, estates, disputes, pre-purchase inspections, attorneys, buyers, sellers. All inquiries kept confidential. dkruse@myvine.com . (IN) Featherman & Co. Inc. 610.645.5595. Scott Featherman has over 20 years experience and is both a certified 1AAA appraiser and ASE master technician. Complete services include appraisals, pre-purchase inspections, expert witness and advisory. Personal, prompt, confidential—available nationwide. For more information, see our ad this issue. scott@feathco.com, www.FeathermanCo.com. (PA) Nationwide, over Group. AUTOMOBILIA Spyder Enterprises. 831.659.5335, fax 831.659.5335 Since 1980, providing serious collectors with the finest selection of authentic, original vintage posters, pre-war thru mid-1960s; eBay Motors. Everyday drivers, collector cars, auto parts and accessories, motorcycles and automobilia. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Every vehicle transaction is covered by $20,000 in free insurance. www.ebaymotors.com . Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555, fax 510.653.9754. 1145 Park Ave., Emeryville, CA 94608. Specializing in European collectible autos and racing cars from the 1920s to the 1970s, with over 50 cars in stock. Bruce Trenery has over 25 years experience in this business, based in the East Bay area. sales@fantasy junction.com, www.fantasyjunction .com. (CA) Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206.467.6531, fax 206.467.6532. 2030 8th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121. Experts in collector cars worldwide. Whether buying, selling, evaluating, consigning or appraising, we cut the edge on the current market. Over 1 billion dollars in worldwide experience. Top prices paid; from one car to entire collections, condition and location are no obstacles. sales@cosmopolitarunotors. coin. (WA) specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd.com. (MO) Oldtimer Garage. +4131.8190000, fax +41.31.8195191. Gurbestrasse 3, CH-3125, Toffen, Bern, Switzerland. www.oldtimergarage.com. (CH) www.historicalcars.com We buy, we sell, we find. Europe/US/Asia/Far East. If you are looking to buy or sell a vehicle with historic or collector appeal, try us. 30 years of experience, your satisfaction our priority. Any time, any place. www.historicalcars.com . CLASSIC CAR TRANSPORT Cosdel InternationaL 415.777.2000, fax 415.543.5112. Now in its 33rd year of international transport. Complete service, including import, export, customs clearances, DOT and EPA, air/ocean, loading and unloading of containers. Contact Martin Button, info@cosdelcom, www.cosdeLcom. (CA) Passport Transport. 800.325.4267, fax 314.878.7295. Classic and specialty cars delivered anywhere in the USA. Special event services, including Pebble Beach, Monterey Historics, BarrettJackson, and Auburn. Standard-of-theindustry service since 1970. www.passporttransport.com . (MO) Grand Prix Classics. 858.4593500, fax 858.459.3512. 7456 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037. Specialize in the buying, selling trading and consignment of historic sports and racing cars. Been in business for 25 years and maintain an inventory of 15 to 20 historic cars. www.grandprix-classics.com; info@grandprix-classics.com . (CA) Heritage Classics, 310.657.9699, fax 310.657.9698. 8980 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069. Our principal stock is European sports and luxury cars of the Fifties & Sixties. Please check our comprehensive Web site for an up-to-date listing of our extensive inventory. www.heritageclassics .com. (CA) Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our Intercity Lines, Inc. 800.2213936, fax 413.436.9422. Rapid, hassle-free, coast-to-coast service. Insured, enclosed transport for your valuable car at affordable prices. State-of-the-art satellite transport tracking. Complete service for vintage races, auctions, relocations. www.intercitylines.com . (MA) PC BEAR Auto Transport. 717.859.1585, 135 Broad St., Akron, PA 17501. Specializing in all types: hobby, collector vehicles, toys, neat old stuff, regular cars, parts, and winching. Life-long car nut. Clean driving record since 1959 in all states. I sleep in my truck while transporting. Door to door delivery. Talk to me anytime. (PA) Concours Transport Systems. 702361.1928, 253.973.3987, fax 702.269.0382. Enclosed auto transport nationwide. Littgate loading, experienced personnel. Classic and exotic cars. Special events. Fully insured. All major credit cards accepted. Fred Koller, owner. fredkol ler@concourstransport.com, www. concourstransport.com . (WA) COLLECTOR CAR FINANCING J.J. Best Banc & Company. 800.USA.1965, fax 508.945.6006. The largest national leader on Antique, Classic, Exotic, Rod, and Sports Cars with low rates and long terms. Call, fax or e-mail your application today for quick 10-minute approval. wvvw.jjbest.com. (MA) Woodside Credit. 800.717.5180, fax 800.717.5177. Founded on more than 40 years of consumer lending experience, we are dedicated to pro- Sporn Car Market


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 viding our dealers and customers with attractive financing options. Competitive rates, flexible terms, and consumer lending expertise. Contact us directly, apply online, or ask your dealer. Open 7 days a week. www.woodside credit.com . COLLECTOR CAR INSURANCE Hagerty Collector Car Insurance. 800.922.4050. Collector cars aren't like their late-model counterparts. These classics actually appreciate in value so standard market policies that cost significantly more won't do the job. We'll agree on a fair value and cover you for the full amount. No prorated claims, no hassles, no games. www.hagerty.com . (MI) Parish Heacock Classic Car Insurance, 800.678.5173. We understand the needs of the classic car owner—agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and the ease of paying for your premium by credit card. Available in 44 states throughout the US. Get an instant quote at www.parishheacock.com . (FL) COLLECTOR CAR LEASING Premier  Financial  Services. 203.267.7700, fax 203.267.7773. With over 20 years of experience specializing in exotic, classic and vintage autos, our Lease Purchase plan is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term as well as those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination plan allows you the flexibility of financing with the tax advantages of leasing. www.whynotlease.com. (CT) Putnam Leasing. 866.905.3273, Never get in a car with strangers. Custom-tailored, lease-to-own financing for your dream car. Easy, fast, and dependable. Exclusive leasing agent for Barrett-Jackson, Cava!lino, and Ferrari Club of America 2004 International Meet. www.putriamleasing.com. (CT) PHOTOGRAPHY Bob Dunsmore Racing Photography. PO Box 80008, Multnomah, OR 97280. 503.244.4646. Email: photoraces@aol.com. (OR) 866.877.8866, fax 412.653.3798. 1147 Cochran's Mill Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15236. Complete classic and custom auto restoration/fabrication. Metal repair, polishing, and plating. Pre-purchase inspection, appraisals and title services. The most customer friendly restoration company in the world. davidsteffan@carsofpgh .com, www.carsofpgh.com . (PA) Guy's  RESTORATION.GENERAL CARS  Interior  503.224.8657, fax 503.223.6953. Awardwinning interior restoration. Leather dyeing and color matching. 431 NW 9th, Portland, OR 97209. (OR) You can't trust them with just anyone. Prized Possessions. - No matter what your prized possessions are, our award-winning equipment provides immaculate, enclosed, door-to-door transport. We offer containerizing for overseas shipping, automobile storage, and pier service. Featuring HighwayMaster satellite tracking/communication systems. Visit our web site at www.horselesscarriage.com 41: -fior  ... eni+tr. (EartivrE, 61 Iowa Avenue • Paterson, New Jersey 07503 800-631-7796 • In NJ 973-742-2692 Fax 973-742-8369 August 2004 127 Free Initial Consultation 610.6455595 trrii 4 =2:IT Se r vices Include. Apprai<al Pre-Purchase Inspection Expert V.— - - of Pittsburgh,  Inc. SPORTS AND COMPETITION reicelve #  1 Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARUVRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Vintage race car restoration, preparation and race track support at events throughout North America; in Europe and South America by arrangement. Historic Rally Support. www.vintageracingservices.com. (CT) VINTAGE EVENTS The  Colorado  Grand. 970.926.7810, fax 970.926.7835. Frank Barrett 1,000-mile tour of western Colorado. Pre-1961 sports cars. (CO) ENGUSH Restorations. Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd.com . (MO) AC JWF  Restorations,  Inc. 503.643.3225, fax 503.646.4009. Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. AC restoration specialist. 35 years experience. Partial to full restorations done to street or concours standards. (OR) AC Owner's Club Limited. 503.643.3225, fax 503.646.4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. The World's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. (OR) Austin-Healey Austin Healey Club USA. - 888.4AHCUSA, fax 503.528.0533. 8002 NE Hwy 99, Ste B PMB 424, Vancouver, WA 98665-8813. Oldest national Austin-Healey club and factory club heritage. Members receive Austin-Healey Magazine, Resource Book, calendar, tech assistance, book discount. Annual dues still just $35. www.healey.org. (OR) Austin - Healey Club of America, 877.5.HEALEY, fax 704.283.7765, www.healeyclub.org. P.O. Box 3220, Monroe, NC 28111-3220. With 45 affiliated regional clubs throughout North America, the AHCA offers its members a monthly color magazine, full-color calendar, technical support, book discounts, sourcing for suppliers and services, annual Conclave, and connection to 4,000 Healey enthusiasts worldwide. membership@ healeyclub.org. 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Kevin  Aston Martin Kay  Restorations. 530.241.8337. 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. 6-Cylinder Aston Martin DBs our specialty, from DB2 through DB6. All Astons welcome, along with other 1950s and 1960s British and European sports and classics. We do it all, from engine overhaul to show-winning paintwork. We buy Astons. www.kevinkarestorations.net . (CA) Rocky Santiago. 405.843.6117, fax 405.843.6251. 7321 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73116. Specializing in Aston Martins, all years, all conditions. Buy/sell/consign. If you are buying or selling, please call. Also have Healeys, MGs, Triumphs, etc. (OK) Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARLVRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com, www .automotiverestorations.com. (CT) Jaguar Jaguar Clubs of North America. 888.0 LUBJAG, JCNA, 1000 Glenbrook Road, Anchorage, KY 40223. The primary organization of Jaguar enthusiasts in the US and Canada. 52 local clubs provide social and other activities. JCNA sponsors championships in concours, rally, slalom. Members receive bi-monthly Jaguar Journal magazine. www.jcna.com. (KY) JAGUAR PARTS AT WHOLESALE PRICING Huge Factory Fresh Original Parts Inventory Ready To Ship w/Overnight Delivery CALL MONTE SHELTON JAGUAR: JAGUAR 1-800-819-5681 Morgan Northshore  Sportscars. 847.247.0447. Lake Bluff, IL. Authorized Agent for Morgan Motor Company. Sales, service, restoration for all vintage British marques. Always buying clean original and restored examples. Austin-Healey, Jaguar, MG, Triumph. Visit our Web site, northshore sportscars.com. (IL) Rolls-Royce/Bentley Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI.VRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com, www .automotiverestorations.com. (CT) Peter Hageman, Vintage Automobiles. 206.954.1961, fax 425.287.0660. 128 P.O. Box 554, Kirkland, WA 98033. Prewar European autos, Bentley and Rolls-Royce, specializing in vintage Bentleys. (WA) ALFA ROMEO Parts Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 510.525.9435, fax 510.524.3636. Large selection of parts from 1900 series to Milano. Efficient, personal service. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. (CA) Centerline Alfa Parts. 888.750.ALFA (2532). Call for free catalog. New and used parts, accessories, restoration, modification, and information for Giulietta through 164. We know the cars and we have the parts. Visit www.centerlinealfa.com for frequent updates on new items. (CO) International Auto Parts 800.788.4435, 434.973.0555, fax 434.973.2368. Est. 1971. Over 90,000 Alfa/Fiat/Lancia parts, 1956 to present, in stock, ready to ship. Fast, knowledgeable service and sameday shipping! Free 76-page catalog. www.intemational-auto.com . (VA) Performance Motoring Associates 831.338.9703, fax 831.338.2031. 12895 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006. Over 20 Alfa Romeos in stock, ready for your custom restoration. Specialists in vintage race car preparation for over 20 years. Sebring suspensions and lightweight body panels for 750, 101, and 105 series Sprints, Spiders, and GTVs. alleake@aol.com. www.alfaromeorestorations.com. (CA) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, fax 713.849.2401. THE US source for original, complete seats and covers, bulk upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, original European taillights, headlights, grilles, windshields. Visit www.reoriginals.com for complete listing. (TX) Repairs/Restoration Nasko's Imports. 503.771.1472, 5409 SE Francis, Portland, OR 97206. Oregon's oldest and most respected Alfa repair and performance tuning facility. Milano spoken here! Ask about our used Alfas for sale. Fast work, fair prices. (OR) Dan Sommers's Veloce Motors. 503.274.0064. 1425 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 97209. More than two decades of helping Alfa, Ferrari, and Lamborghini owners keep their cars on the road while not emptying their bank accounts. Other Italian cars serviced as well. (OR) FERRARI/MASERATIAAMBORGHINI Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo. 800.547.4455, 503.255.7560. Service and parts, 800.944.6483,503.257.9655. 203 NE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97230. America's oldest and most dedicated Ferrari dealer. New and used exotic cars. Also, huge parts department with fast, fast service. (OR) Garry Roberts & Company. 949.650.2690, fax 949.650.2730. 922 Sunset Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Specializing in sales of Ferrari and other exotics. Consignments, brokerage services, references available. Extensive computer database. Whether buying or selling, call. (CA) Randy Simon. 310.274.7440, fax 310.274.9809, simonrandy@aol.com . I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis and Lamborghinis. If I don't have what you seek, I can usually find it for you (at low prices). Please, call anytime for straight advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. (CA) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, fax 713.849.2401. THE US source for original, complete seats and covers, bulk upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, original European taillights, headlights, grilles, windshields. Visit www.reoriginals.com for complete listing. (TX) Symbolic Motor Car Company. 858.454.1800, fax 858.454.1890. 7440 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92307. Largest dealer of exotic Ferraris, Jaguars, Alfas and other cars in the world. Always a superb array of important cars on display. Interesting trades always considered. www.symbolicmotors.com . (CA) Michael Sheehan. 949.646.6086, fax 949.646.6978. Always looking for cars to buy, from rare one-offs to serial production ordinaries. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus. Buyers, let me use my 20,000-car database to help you find a car, or verify the history of one you are looking at. www.ferrarisonline.com. (CA) Thomas Shaughnessey Consulting. 949.366.6211, fax 949.366.6827. Professional buyer of Ferraris, primarily '50s, '60s and '70s. Also have extensive Lambo and Maser experience. Additionally deal in Ferrari engines. More than 350 Ferrari wheels in stock. Call today for straight talk and honest advice. San Clemente, CA. Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARLVRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com, www .automotiverestorations.com. (CT) FORZA. 860.350.1140, fax 860.350.1148. Buyers and sellers of Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini and related exotic cars. Also interested in memorabilia, parts, manuals, books, etc., related to above cars. Willing to compensate for information that leads to purchase. forzamot@aol.com ,www. forzamotorsports.com . (CT) GERMAN Mercedes-Benz Alex Dearborn. 978.887.6644, fax 978.887.3889. Topsfield, MA. Buying, selling and trading vintage Mercedes. Specializing in 300SLs. Large database of older MBs. www.dearbomauto.com . (MA) Gull Wing Group International, Gary Estep. 530.345.6701. 776 Sports Car Market Cessna, Chico, CA 95928. Dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of 1954 to 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupes and roadsters. Member benefits include: twelve monthly magazines per year plus a national convention that rotates its location around the country. (CA) Mercedes-Benz Club of America. 800.637.2360. MBCA, 1907 Lelaray St., Colorado Springs, CO 80909. World's largest Mercedes-Benz club, 33,000 members, all models, 1886onward; excellent 120-page color magazine, The Star New car raffle, tech assistance, national events, more. Dues $45/yr. www.mbca.org . (CO) Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI.VRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com, www .automotiverestorations.com. (CT) Porsche 356 Registry. 810.688.9090, fax 810.688.9091. 356 Registry, 3359 Kings Mill Rd, North Branch, MI 48461. A club for those interested in 356 Porsches. The Registry Magazine is published six times a year. 356 ownership not necessary. Dues $30 annually. Information: Barbara Skinnants. www.356registry.org . (MI) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, Sicurvetro windshields for Porsche 356. Speedster bucket seats, driving seats for all models. www.reoriginals.com. (TX) BMW Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI.VRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. vvwvv.vintageracingservices.com, www .automotiverestorations.com. (CT) AMERICAN Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hyinanItd.com . (MO) Shelby Shelby American Automobile Club. 860.364.0449, fax 860.364.0769. P.O. Box 788, Sharon, CT 06069. Over 5,000 members, 50 Regions throughout the world. Dedicated to the care and preservation of the cars that Carroll Shelby produced. Two national conventions a year, semi-annual magazine, hi-monthly newsletter as well as a registry. (CT)*


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                            olitan Motors, L 959 Austin Healey BN6 100-6 986 Aston Martin Volante 988 Bentley 8 Sedan 972 Buick Skylark Coupe 960 Cadillac Eldorado Seville Coupe 964 Cadillac Sedan de Ville 979 Cadillac Seville 983 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe 955 Chevrolet Bel Air Coupe 968 Chevrolet Corvette 427/390 Coupe 975 ChevroletCorvette Convertible 978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car 968 Chrysler Newport Convertible 956 Citroen Traction Avant 960 Dodge Pickup 999 Dodge Viper RT/10 964 Facel Vega Facet III 966 Ferran 330 GTS 981 Ferrari 308 GTSi 988 Ferrari Mondial Cabnolet 980 Fiat 124 Spyder 928 Ford Model A Sedan 955 Ford Thunderbird 966 Ford LTD Sedan 954 Jaguar XK 120FHC 959 Jaguar Mark I 961 Jaguar Mark II 964 Jaguar E-Type Roadster Series I 969 Jaguar E-Type Roadster Series II 1958 Century Coronado 21' 1967 Chriscraft Cavalier 18' American Running Gear  Red/Tan  Driver  1 owner. Nice with Granny dings  Tn-power  No motors/tranny  Driver  1 Owner from new/tatty  Charming  Red  Red  30,000 miles  Extremely Original  Scruffy Driver  New Paint  Hand-painted by Lassen  New Paint  Long-term Owner  Pristine Ca  Red/tan/Exceptional  Red/Scruffy  Restored  Convertible  one owner "survivor"  Ex-Alfredo Brenner  Recent Partial Restoration  Custom Cabriolet, Project  Restored  Nice Driver  $29,995.00  $69,995.00  $21,000.00   $3,995.00  $35,000.00  $850.00  $3,995.00  $1,995.00  $23,000.00  $25,000.00  $25,000.00  $21,000.00  $12,995.00  $6,995.00  $15,000.00  $175,000.00  $15,500.00  $250,000.00  $30,995.00  $44,995.00  $2,995.00  $15,000.00  $29,995.00  $3,995.00  $37,500.00  $9,500.00  $22,500.00  $67,995.00  $40,000.00 1972 1930 1956 1960 1961 1960 1961 1966 1968 1974 1980 1946 1950 1951 1955 1956 1973 1950 1955 1971 1970 1970 1959 1962 1929 1930 1955 1966 WATERCRAFT Factory installed wood runabout with 327, twin sidedrafts and factory installed sliding roof, complete with trailer. $39,995.00. Chevrolet 327. Nice period runabout. Complete with trailer. $7,995.00. VINTAGE WINES Expensive, extensive, eclectic collection of significant wines of Bordeaux, Burgundy, California, Washington, Oregon, and Italy. Old vintages to recent releases. Inquire. RECYCLED OLD GROWTH LUMBER Hundreds of thousands of board feet of old growth Douglas Fir. Tongue and grove, clear vertical grain with no nail holes. Eighty years old from seven hundred-year-old trees, also California Redwood, 2x4, 2x6, 4x6, 6x8, 3x12, excellent original condition, previously used in food production. Never exposed to toxins or chemicals. Impossible to find on today's market. Inquire. REAL  ESTATE WANTED .00king for a home, condo, commercial building or even raw land. Want to purchase by way of partial trade and cash. Price range $200,000 to $3,000,000. Trades can indude dassic or exotic automobiles, motor yachts, famous nester artwork, or antique furniture. We would like to trade the down payment (minimum 20%) and pay conventionally the balance, or if desired by seller, pay seller on contract. • This method can help sell real estate inventory that has been sitting for an extended period. • This could also help sellers who have large capital gains concerns. With a large down payment in 'trade" their taxable gain could diminish significantly. • Even if the seller doesn't want an exotic car or an expensive piece of furniture, these items can certainly be sold via consignment or outright sale HISTORICAL ANTIQUE MILLWORK The complete interior of Seattle's Austin Bell Building. A turn of the century building for which the downtown neighborhood "Belltown" was named. Doors, windows, baseboard, wainscoting, elaborate rails and balustrades, a steam-powered elevator with cut glass, beams, treads, and bricks. Please inquire. Jaguar E-Type Roadster Series III LeSalle 5 Window Sedan Mercedes Benz 220S Cabriolet Mercedes Benz 190 SL Roadster Mercedes Benz 190 SL Roadster Mercedes Benz 190 SL Roadster Mercedes Benz 190 SL Roadster Mercedes Benz 600 SWB Mercedes Benz 280SL Roadster Mercedes Benz 280 SLC Mercedes Benz 450SEL 6.9 MG TC Roadster MG TD Roadster MG TD Roadster MG TF Roadster MG MGA Roadster MG MGB Roadster Monet Goyon 125cc Motorcycle Moto Marini 125cc Oldsmobile Toronado Plymouth 'Cuda 340 Coupe Pontiac LeMans GTO Porsche 356A S Cabriolet Porsche 356 B Super Coupe Reo Flying Cloud Sedan Rolls Royce Phantom I Convertible Volkswagen Beetle Volvo 122S old paint/new running gear  Time capsule  Red/Older Restoration  Extremely Original and Very Nice  Red/Black  Body off Documented Restoration  Black / Red Great Driver Blue/Zebrawood  California SpeciaV1owner from new  5 Speed  One owner  Restored R.H.D  Restored  Restored R.H.D  Older Concours Restoration  Restored  Totally Restored  Only one in US/Original  2-Stroke Motorcycle Fabulous  Running parts car  Converted  Judge Clone  Red/Black factory hardtop  Number matching driver  Model C Sedan  Award Winner  1 Owner  Older Resto/Driver  $34,995.00 $22,000.00 $33,995.00 $45,000.00 $32,995.00 $49,995.00 $23,995.00 $27,995.00 $28,995.00 $7,995.00 $13,995.00 $24,995.00 $16,995.00 $21,000.00 $27,995.00 $21,000.00 $21,995.00 $5,995.00 $4,995.00 $1,995.00 $28,000.00 $18,500.00 $42,000.00 $27,995.00 $19,995.00 $165,000.00 $7,995.00 $3,995.00 Always Buying - Experts in Shipping. 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4‘.., it it CA, 41•46.,.iii by Carl Bomstead Stevens and manufactured in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, by his two sons from 1964 until about 1987, when federally mandated safety requirements and a diminished demand for neo-classics forced the Stevens family to close their doors. p The prototype bore a strong likeness to a Mercedes-Benz SSK, and was built on a Studebaker chassis fitted with a supercharged 289-ci Studebaker V8. An initial order from a Chevrolet dealer, however, resulted in a Corvette powerplant being fitted, and Excalibur Automobile Company went on to become the only independent manufacturer authorized by GM to use one of its engines. Only 3,166 Excaliburs were produced over the 22-year run, but they appear on eBay Motors with a good degree of regularity—and with varying results. A 1979 SS Phaeton Series III, with 11,000 miles and equipped with a 454/350 Corvette engine, recently sold for $26,000, after 10 bids. It looked like a decent car, if you like the faux Mercedes-Benz 540 styling, but the price paid was a bit over price guide values in the low $20k range. erhaps you remember when Excaliburs were displayed in just about every major airport in the United States. The cars were designed by Brooks EBAY MOTORS #2477552583-1930 CADILLAC V16 CONVERTIBLE COUPE. First Bid: $50,000. Number of Bids: 32. SOLD AT: $177,100. Date Sold: 5/12/ 2004. Fleetwood built just 100 of these cars and only a few remain today. This example was restored in 2001. It then scored 99.5 points out of 100 at a CCCA Grand Classic and won Best in Show at the Forest Grove Concours d'Elegance. While  this  magnificent Cadillac sold for well under `11* "7/ the money, it may not be such a bargain. There have been doubts as to whether this particular car was born a coupe, with a metal top, or as a convertible, with the styles of spark plugs that have been manufactured over the years, in that they did not have a porcelain core. Plug collectors cherish display cases, but given the relatively small investment it takes to build a collection of spark plugs, stepping up to buy an authentic case in good condition is a major hurdle. At this price, this one was a bargain. to find a porcelain sign this large, let alone in such good condition. This is a spectacular piece and though pricey, just try to find another. EBAY #3670603430—SPLITDORF COUNTER DISPLAY FOR GREEN JACKET SPARK PLUGS. First Bid: $39.99. Number of Bids: 11. SOLD AT: $510. Date Sold: 4/11/2004. Green Jacket plugs stand out among the thousands of different types and EBAY #4126610278-1936 VANDERBILT CUP SPEEDWAY PENNANT. First Bid: $99.99. Number of Bids: 8. SOLD AT: $900. Date Sold: 4/30/2004. Nine William Vanderbilt Cup races took place between 1904 and 1916. William's cousin George lent his name to a revival of the race on Long Island fabric top it now carries. Let's hope the buyer carried out due diligence. Another 1979 SS Phaeton, this one with only 8,790 miles and a serial number nine digits away from the example noted above, sold for $18,200, with five bids. The seller ended the auction early to sell the car to the high bidder. We have to wonder if this was the wisest decision considering the higher price the I other car realized, but then again, it is often difficult to figure out a lot of the things that occur on the Internet. Here are a few more puzzlers, and some winning bids that make perfect sense. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market magazine (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Keith Martin Publications, PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR and additional entries. Subscription rates are $58 for 12 monthly issues in the US, $78 Canada/Mexico, Europe $88, Asia/Africa/Middle East $98. Subscriptions are payable in advance in US currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 24-hours 800.289.2819, 503.252.5812; fax 503.252.5854. 130 EBAY MOTORS #7900867768—GM N.O.S. AUTOMATIC WINDSHIELD WASHER BOTTLE FOR 1939-1949 CHEVROLET. First Bid: $49.99. Number of Bids: 14. SOLD AT: $1,225. Date Sold: 5/1/2004. This was offered by a seller in Sweden and we have no idea how it was originally acquired. A great piece for someone with a Chevy from that era, but can't you just about buy the whole car for this price? EBAY #3674518294—DUNLOP MOTOR TYRES PORCELAIN SIGN CIRCA 1910. First Bid: $100. Number of Bids: 36. SOLD AT: $15,000. Date Sold: 5/3/2004. Measuring 60 by 40 inches, this delightful English sign is as big in physical presence as it is in stature. The sign celebrates Dunlop being appointed tyre manufacturer to H.M. King George V, and is in wonderful condition with only minor touchups to the edges. It is most unusual in 1936, but it was a short-lived affair, lasting only two years. Unique racing pennants with interesting graphics bring serious money and the history surrounding this one justifies the winning bid. EBAY #3670817959—SHELL BENZIN AUTO OIL PORCELAIN SIGN. First Bid: $2,357. Number of Bids: 24. SOLD AT: $12,100. Date Sold: 4/15/2004. Art and advertising came together in a series of beautiful posters commissioned by Shell in Great Britain in the 1920s. This colorful porcelain sign, in SHELL. BENZI rest wonderful condition, is a variation of one such poster created by Jean d'Ylen in 1926, offered by a descendent of the original owner who had a Shell station in Eastern Canada. It sold for adult money, but desirable foreign advertising signs featuring great art are on an upward trend.• POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market


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